5 things to do this weekend
by Damon Poirier
November 22, 2013 02:30 PM | 2319 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Marietta Square Farmers Market

Sixty-plus vendors selling each weekend home grown vegetables, cheese, bread, eggs, fresh flowers, local honey, baked goods, meat, mushrooms and milk. This Saturday’s feature is pasture raised pork fed and finished on Non-GMO feed from PointSixFour Farm. This Sunday’s feature is baklava, spinach pies, meat pies, pita bread, walnut cake, pistachio cookies, dolmades and specialty Greek foods from BLU Specialty Catering. This weekend is also the last Sunday market until April. The Saturday market will continue as usual, year round.

WHEN: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Marietta Square, downtown Marietta, between the corner of Church Street and West Park Square.

INFO: Market Director Johnny Fulmer (770) 499-9393, Jfulmer@ChurchStreetMarket.com or www.MariettaSquareFarmersMarket.net

Marietta Square Artists Market

The Marietta Square Artists Market is a fine arts juried market that showcases the best of local work, rain or shine. This weekend will be the last weekend for the Artists Market until April.

WHEN: Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Mill Street, adjacent to the Marietta Square Farmers Market, downtown Marietta 

INFO: www.ArtistsMarketMarietta.com

Swift-Cantrell Skatepark Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of Kennesaw’s Swift-Cantrell Skatepark with remarks by Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews, Joe Ciaglia of California Skateparks, Brian Moore of SITE Design Group and others. Skateboarders will have the opportunity to try out the features of the new 40,000-square foot all-concrete permanent skatepark facility, which consists of a Street League plaza as well as more traditional flow course and bowl – which provides challenges for skateboarders of all skill levels. The skatepark will be capable of hosting local, regional and world-class competitions and exhibitions. Members of the local outfitter Ambush Board Company’s skate team will be on hand with Red Bull’s MXT event vehicle. There will be music, merchandise giveaways and raffles along with food vending on site. A limited edition of Swift-Cantrell Skatepark t-shirts will also be available for purchase. The skatepark is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and there is no charge to use the facility. In case of severe weather, the ribbon cutting will be Nov. 25.

WHEN: Nov. 23, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Swift-Cantrell Skatepark, 3140 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw

INFO: www.kennesaw-ga.gov 

28th Annual Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society’s Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

The 28th Annual Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society’s Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will feature a large selection of beads, rocks, gemstones, minerals and fossils from all over the world along with jewelry and jewelry making supplies. There will also be faceting and jewelry making demonstrations, interesting displays and hourly door prizes.

WHEN: Nov. 22-23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Cobb County Civic Center, 548 Marietta Parkway, Marietta

COST: Free admission and free parking

INFO: www.cobbcountymineral.org

Chabad of Cobb’s Chanukah Expo

Chabad of Cobb’s Chanukah Expo is 4,000-square feet of Judaic Chanukah activities and entertainment for children of all ages.

WHEN: Nov. 24 and Nov. 28, noon to 3 p.m.; and Dec. 3, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Fountains of Olde Towne, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A10, Marietta, 30068

COST: Free admission

INFO: (770) 565-4412 or www.ChanukahCobb.com


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