5 Things To Do This Weekend
by Damon Poirier
June 07, 2014 04:00 AM | 2929 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Marietta History Museum Yard Sale

The Marietta History Museum will have a yard sale in the first floor community room, which will be filled with yard sale items – including furniture, militaria, books, aviation, housewares and more. All proceeds benefit the Museum.

WHEN: June 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and June 8, noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Marietta History Museum, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, 30060

INFO: www.MariettaHistory.org

1864 exhibit

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Atlanta Campaign and the final full year of the Civil War with “1864,” a special exhibit precisely 150 years after Union troops under Gen. William T. Sherman wreaked havoc on the north Georgia landscape. The exhibit features letters, interactive exhibits and a number of never-before-displayed artifacts that examines both how the tactics of warfare changed as well as the war’s effort on soldiers and civilians alike. On Fridays-Sundays throughout the duration of the exhibit, Southern Museum staff will offer interpretive programs aimed at bringing the exhibit to life.

WHEN: Now through July 20

WHERE: Cobb Energy Gallery, Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw

COST: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $5.50 children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under as well as Museum mem-bers.

INFO: (770) 427-2117, ext. 3058 or southernmuseum.org

Kennesaw Outdoor Movie Series

Kennesaw’s free outdoor movie series at Swift-Cantrell Park will feature three, PG-rated, box-office blockbusters. The movies will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Participants should arrive early for entertainment, free and pay-to-play children’s activities, giveaways and outdoor fun. Blankets and low-back chairs are allowed, but pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Titles are subject to change and cancellations may occur due to weather. Parking is available inside the park and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School.

WHEN: June 7 will feature Disney’s Frozen, and Oct. 11 will feature The Goonies

WHERE: Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw

INFO: Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

The new "Butterfly Encounter Exhibit" - opening durin gthe festival and staying open thorugh July 13 - allows participants to hand-feed more than 200 free flying butterflies. The all ages event will feature live music, photography and entomology exhibits, arts and crafts, face painting, butterfly parades and host plants on sale for garden enthusiasts. Food trucks will also be on site to sell snacks. Additional parking will be available at the St. Francis School on Willeo Road just south of 120. Participants are asked to please carpool. A free shuttle bus service will be provided.

WHEN: June 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and June 8, noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road in east Cobb

COST: Admission $8 for CNC members, $12 non-members, free for ages two and under.

INFO: (770) 992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org/festivals-fundraisers/annual-festivals/flying-colors-butterfly-festival/

AJ Ghent Band

The AJ Ghent Band, which has toured with bands like the Zac Brown Band and cranked out epic rock jams of southern rock, soul and funk music, will perform at the Smyrna Village Green. City of Smyrna concerts are litter free, smoke-free events. Keep Smyrna Beautiful will have recycling bins next to garbage bins throughout the concert area to recycle glass, plastics and aluminum cans.

WHEN: June 7, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Smyrna Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, 30080

INFO: (770) 434-6600, twallace@smyrnaga.gov or http://ajghentband.com

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