City Hall will be closed December 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no trash collection on Christmas Day; Thursday trash and recycle will be picked up Friday and Friday’s collection will be done Saturday.
Drop off your gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies on Thursday and Friday, January 8-9 from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday, January 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. Books must have their front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted. After the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charitable organizations. This is not a book sale. It is a FREE media swap. Items will not be available for purchase.
A program celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Sunday, January 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Kennesaw Mountain High School Auditorium. The program, titled United We Stand, Divided We Fall, is an initiative of Thankful Baptist Church as well as other local churches and the City of Kennesaw.
The fifth annual celebration focuses around youth, with the reading of essays about unity, interpretive dance, and singing. A Community Choir made up of members of local churches will perform, as well as many special guests.
“This year’s celebration will continue a great MLK Day tradition in Kennesaw,” said Thankful Baptist Reverend John Harris. “We will also be presenting The Trailblazer Awards, named for the man we honor as a trailblazer for racial equality and unity among all men through non-violent means. These awards are given to high school seniors that will be matriculating into college for fall semester.”
City Hall will be closed in observance of the MLK holiday. However, there will be no trash collection disruption.
The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host its fifth annual “Trains, Trains, Trains” event on Saturday, January 24. This year, the special railroad-themed event will include new layouts and interactive activities, as well as an expanded gift shop to offer guests an even larger array of train and railroad items made especially for kids.
“Trains is our most popular annual event, and this year our staff has been gearing up for what is sure to be our largest turnout yet,” said Dr. Richard Banz, the Museum’s executive director. “We are proud to host an event where families can make memories that will last a lifetime,” he adds.
Featured in the Museum’s large Cobb Energy Gallery, North Georgia Modurail will set up the largest HO layout ever showcased, filling the 3,600 square foot space. This impressive track allows visitors to view each model train on the layout from any angle. With the expansion of hands-on activities for all ages, kids will be able to take part in a new and enjoyable take-home craft featured in the Museum’s classrooms. Adding to the excitement, railroad artifacts will be on display for visitors to pick up and touch.
Pre-sale tickets will be available online in early January 2015. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.southernmuseum.org//trains
The City Council meets in the Court Chambers at the back of City Hall. The public is welcomed to attend.