With the start of Summer on June 20th, there’s a lot going on in Cobb County to take part of and experience with your family.
Smyrna Rotary: Meets at Brawner Hall every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. for one hour of fellowship, info about great service projects in Smyrna, nationally, internationally, and excellent speakers. Upcoming speakers include Judge Ann Harris, Bob Barr, Otis Brumby, and Ron Fennel. Smyrna Rotary is made up of neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens who unite for the common good, and with a passion for community service. To attend a meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays: at Taylor-Brawner Park (3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, 30080) from 5:00 -9:00 p.m. The City of Smyrna, Georgia Power, and Cobb Travel & Tourism have powered up to bring you this event, along with lots of entertainment and fun. Visit www.facebook.com/cityofsmyrnaga for latest news, and weekly lineups.
Tween Time at Smyrna Public Library: Every Tuesday through June and July at 6 p.m. in the meeting room. Tween Time activities are designed for children 8-12. Each child must have a responsible adult who remains inside the library for the duration of the program. Sponsored by the Smyrna Public Library and the Friends of Smyrna Public Library.
Smyrna Business Exchange: At Smyrna Community Center every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. It’s Smyrna’s premier close-contact networking group that represents over 30 local businesses and growing. It has met weekly for almost a decade, and its members pass business referrals to one another over a light continental breakfast. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for a complimentary visit, contact current President Jeff Smith at email@example.com.
Smyrna Fresh Produce Market: In the Smyrna First Baptist Church parking lot (1275 Church Street, Smyrna, 30080) on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon. It’s a local farmers’ market where you can stock up on all your fresh fruits and veggies. To participate as a market vendor, contact Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863.
The Marietta Square Farmers Market: Gathers an average of over 60 vendors on Saturdays and over 25 on Sundays, offering a variety of fresh, locally grown, seasonal produce, and garden products. The Marietta Farmers Market is open every Saturday April through December from 9 a.m.-noon, and on Sundays May through October, from 12-3 p.m. For more information, visit their website at: www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mariettasquarefarmersmarket or call (770) 499-9393.
Marietta Square Art Walk: (formerly the First Friday Art Walk) The Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour showcasing local original art. Enjoy late-night shopping, patio dining, fine art and live music around every corner. Local artists are hosted by Marietta Square area restaurants, galleries, museums, venues and boutiques; participating venues display an official Art Walk banner in their window. Takes place in historic Marietta Square on the first Friday of each month from March to November (June 3rd this month). 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.artwalkmarietta.com or call (770) 429-1115.
Dixie Highway Yard Sale: At the Marietta Museum of History, June 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be books, home décor, vintage items and more. Everything will be priced to sell and the Museum loves to play “Let’s make a Deal!” The Marietta Museum of History’s mission is to preserve, provide, promote and partner with our community to make it a desirable place to work, live and play. Included in this year’s sale will be items that have been removed from the collection that do not fulfill our mission. All proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit the direct care of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Mable House Complex Food Truck: At the Mable House Arts Center (5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, 30126) June 8th and July 13th, from 5-8 p.m. Presented by the South Cobb Alliance. Enjoy great food, entertainment, and the arts. For more information, call 770-819-3185.
Smyrna Summer Concert Series-The Retreat: At Village Green Circle, Smyrna, on June 11th from 7-10 p.m. This band has entertained audiences across the Southeast with a unique, organic take on the hits of yesterday and today. Whether it’s a DMB-style sax solo on “Some Nights”, a punk-rock singalong of “Country Roads”, a raucous bluesy take on “How Sweet It Is”, a dance floor-shaking rendition of “Get Lucky”, or unexpectedly awesome mashups like “Don’t Stop Believing” and “With or Without You” or “Wagon Wheel”, “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Cruise”, it all still sounds like the Retreat.
Kaiser Permanente Free Movie Series at Mable House Ampitheatre: At 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, 30126 on June 17th; doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie Hotel Transylvania 2 begins at dusk. Rain or shine. Bring your own food or purchase from concessions. Free event!
Glover Park Concert Series: Enjoy music under the stars, and be sure to bring a picnic and blankets or set up your lawn chairs after 4 pm (no tarps or tents). Takes place on the last Friday evening of each month from April to September (June 24th this month). Personal tables can be set up in the street on North Park Square after 6 p.m. but not in Glover Park. The free outdoor concerts take place at 8 p.m. rain or shine. June 24th show: Sons of Sailors, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute band. For more information, call (770) 794-5601.
Movies by Moonlight: At Taylor-Brawner Park (3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, 30080). On Saturday, June 25th will be Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 770-431-2842. cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county
Courtesy of Our Town Monthly magazine, June 2016 edition