Five Things to do this Weekend
by Damon Poirier
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5th Annual Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ & Music Fest

WHAT: Twenty approved BBQ restaurants will sell to the public during the festival and there will be a KCBS Style BBQ contest and Backyard BBQ contest with prize money/awards. There will also be live music all day, a Classic Car Show, arts and crafts, a beer garden and a Kids Corner.

WHEN: Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Marietta Square, downtown Marietta

COST: Free admission and parking, but tastes of BBQ range from 50 cents to $5.

INFO: Contact MaryClaire Andres at (404) 388-6975 or

The 28th Annual Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up

WHAT: The event, sponsored by the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, the Acworth Lake Authority and the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority, is for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community groups and individuals who want to help keep Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona clean. A volunteer appreciation picnic will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Riverside Day Use Park. The park will open at noon and badges distributed at clean-up sites will be the entry ticket into the picnic. There will be music, games, give-a-ways and booths featuring activities and demonstrations by environmentally focused organizations from Cobb, Bartow and Cherokee counties.

WHEN: Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who register for the event will need to check in at their assigned location at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Lake Acworth, Cauble Park, 4425 Beach Street, Acworth, 30101 and Lake Allatoona, Proctor Landing/Dallas Landings

INFO: Register at or

Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser

WHAT: The College of Continuing and Professional Education’s Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser will have a Las Vegas casino gaming tables, prizes and musical entertainment.

WHEN: Sept. 28, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, 30144

COST: $100 each. Ticketholders must be at least 21 to attend. IDs will be checked prior to entry.



WHAT: Southern Polytechnic State University Department of Architecture will have Paris/Barcelona, an installation of student work and photography. During the summer, groups of SPSU’s architecture students traveled to Paris and Barcelona in search of inspiration and knowledge on two study abroad “Architours.” As part of the exhibition’s opening, the public can add to the Collective Folie, an interactive construction inspired by artist Tadashi Kawamata’s work of the same name in the Parc de la Villette in Paris.

WHEN: Now through Oct. 18

WHERE: Southern Polytechnic State University, Main Gallery, Architecture Building (Building N), 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060

Fright Fest & Thrills by Day

WHAT: Six Flags Over Georgia will have Fright Fest, presented by Snickers, with 22 horrifying attractions including five new scare zones, three new haunted attractions and zombie walkers behind every turn. As darkness descends, Six Flags Over Georgia will transform from a theme park to an “extreme scream” park. New attractions include Monstrosity Championship Wrestling, Terror Trail Backwoods Bloodshed, Asylum and Kill Island. New Scare Zones include Mummy’s Tomb, Monster Graveyard, Dracula’s Lair, Freak Show and Zombie Quarantine. During the day, there will be Thrills by Day – family-friendly Halloween activities for children throughout the park. In Bugs Bunny’s Spooky Town families can trick-or-treat, paint pumpkins, spooky story time, register for a Kids Costume Contest at Bugs Bunny World Theater and the new Lickskillet Harvest Festival - featuring arts and crafts, festival foods and photo opportunities.

WHEN: Sept. 28-Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays; and Oct. 18 and 25, 6 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell




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