- Grant Program Informational Workshops
- Pine Mountain Road Night Paving Notification
- City Council Approves Fee Increase
- Council Actions Summary September 18 Meeting
- Smith-Gilbert Gardens Hosts Fall Tree Sale
- Grand Prix 5K Series Continues with the Great Locomotive Chase
- Southern Museum Joins 13th Annual Museum Day Live!
Kennesaw’s Smith-Gilbert Gardens hosts its Fall Tree Sale on Saturday, September 23 from 9 am – noon. Focusing on trees, this plant sale is sure to contribute excellent specimens to your own yard! Plants available include exquisite dogwoods, redbuds, ginkos and others.
Garden members receive exclusive shopping hours on Friday, September 22 from 4 – 6 pm and Saturday, September 23 beginning at 8 am. This event is included with garden admission. Visit smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248 for complete details.
Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Rd. in Kennesaw.
The Southern Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live! The event is an initiative in which participating museums across the US open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! Ticket, emulating the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities which offer free admission every day. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
This year, The Southern Museum will feature special hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, games, and challenges that the family can do together, all inspired by this year’s Museum Day Live! educational focus – Minecraft! Guests will have a chance to explore electric circuits, ramps, and trains through family scavenger hunts, trivia games, and discovery stations from 9:30 am – 5 pm. Enjoy an educator facilitated activity from 1 pm – 4 pm, and create a piston powered machine! Discover how the Museum’s existing displays and exhibits fit perfectly into the world of Microsoft’s Minecraft!
“The Southern Museum is pleased to participate again in this year’s Annual Museum Day Live and all that it represents. It is key that we make museums as accessible as possible and a safe place of learning for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The Southern Museum is the Smithsonian in your neighborhood!” said Dr. Richard Banz, Executive Director.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday. More information about the Southern Museum can be found at SouthernMuseum.org.
Enjoy camping under the night sky, along with backyard games, field activities, discovery stations and campfire entertainment featuring professional storytelling, stargazing and s’mores. The registration fee is $20 for a 10′ x 10′ camp site. Advance registration is required. Participants will need to bring their own tent. Only one tent is allowed per camp site. Dinner and breakfast will be provided. Click here for more information.
The Farmers Market is rain or shine and operates from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Arrive early for the best selections. Dinner at the Depot is weather-dependent and can be cancelled in case of rain or severe weather threat. Food trucks are on site from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.