JANUARY

January 16-March 9, 2002TRADITIONAL ITALIAN ART EXHIBIT FROM BOB JONES UNIVERSITY’S ART MUSEUM – Kennesaw State University – Sturgis Library Gallery. Monday-Thursday 11:00AM – 3:00PM, Saturday 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Evenings Wednesday-Thursday 7:00PM – 9:00PM. The paintings have been selected from the impressive collection of European sacred art assembled by Dr. Bob Jones in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Call 770-499-3223 for information.January 15 through February 23, 2003OUT OF ORDER by Ray Cooney- Theatre in the Square Mainstage, Marietta. Britain’s prolific master of comedy won the coveted Laurence Olivier Award for comedy with this riotous whodunnit. A crafty politician, a naive typist and her unsuspecting new husband and the “body” they discover in the hotel’s sash window manage to create gleeful disorder. $20.00 – $27.00. Call 770-422-8369 for tickets and information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

April

BIG SHANTY FESTIVAL – Downtown Kennesaw. Food, fun, crafts, entertainment, family oriented activities. Saturday 9:00AM Parade 6:00PM. Sunday 12:00noon – 5:00PM. Free. Call 770-423-1330 for information.

April 2003

GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES – Marietta Square. 8:00PM. Free. Bring a blanket and enjoy a free evening of concert on the square. Concert tables may be reserved in advance for a fee. Call 770-794-5601 for information.

April 2003

JONQUIL CITY JOG 5-K RUN – Smyrna City Hall. 8:00AM. 5-K Road Race down Atlanta Road. Held during the Spring Jonquil Festival. Applications are available at the Community Center in March and April. Call 770-518-8002 for information.

April 2003

SPRING JONQUIL FESTIVAL – Village Green, Smyrna. Free. Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00PM and Sunday 12:00PM – 6:00PM. Annual spring arts and crafts festival featuring over 150 artisans, children’s activities and food. Call 770-431-2842 or 770-423-1330 for information.

April 2003

TASTE OF MARIETTA – Glover Park at Marietta’s town square is the springtime setting to sample the fare of over 20 of Marietta and Cobb County restaurants. Children’s activities and free concerts. 11:00AM – 7:00PM. Concert 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Tastes are $.50 – $3.00. Call 770-429-1115 for information. www.mariettasquare.com

MAY

May 2003
A TASTE OF POWDER SPRINGS – Powder Springs Town Square. Food, fun and music. Call 770-439-2029 for information.

JUNE

Through June 23, 2002
FAIR AND TENDER LADIES adapted from the Lee Smith Novel – Theatre in the Square, Marietta. A remarkable Southern Appalachian mountain woman, Ivy Rowe, recounts her vibrant life laced with music and memory. $20.00 – $27.00. Tuesday-Saturday 8:00PM and Sunday 2:30PM and 7:00PM. Call 770-422-8369 for tickets and information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

June 7-9, 2002
BMX DIXIELAND NATIONALS – Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta. Call 480-961-1903 for information. www.ababmx.com

June 7-29, 2002
BIG – THE MUSICAL by Barnbuster Musicals – Little General/Cobb Community Playhouse, Marietta. 7:00PM Fridays and 2:00PM and 7:00PM Saturdays. $10.00 – $14.00 depending on seating. A boy wishes he was big and gets his wish – a 25-year-old body for his 12-year-old mind. Call 770-565-3995 for information.

June 8, 2002
GOSPEL JUBILEE – Six Flags Over Georgia. $10.00 Admission with a Coke can. Free concert with park admission. Call 770-739-3400 for information.

June 8, 2002
SUMMER CANDLELITE CONCERT – Mable House Cultural Center, Mableton. 7:00PM – until. Free. Bring your picnics, blankets and chairs to enjoy music under the stars. To rent a table and chairs, call 770-739-0189.

June 8, 2002
OUTDOOR CONCERT – The Art Place, Mountain View, Marietta. 7:30PM. Call 770-509-2700 for information.

June 9, 2002
STARLIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Kennesaw State University, Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. 8:00PM. Free. Call 770-423-6650 for information. www.kennesaw.edu/arts

June 15, 2002
SECOND SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK – Village Green, Smyrna. 7:00PM – 10:00PM. Second in a series of free outdoor concerts on the Village Green. Bring the entire family for a night of music and fun under the stars. Call 770-434-6600 or 770-431-2842 for information.

June 15, 2002
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Kennesaw Depot, Kennesaw. 8:00PM. Free. Call Laurel Fleming at 770-422-9714 for information.

June 22, 2002
SUMMER CANDLELITE CONCERT – Mable House Cultural Center, Mableton. Free. 7:00PM – until. Free. Bring your picnics, blankets and chairs to enjoy music under the stars. To rent a table and chairs, call 770-739-0189.

June 22-23, 2002
COUNTRY GATHERING – Downtown Powder Springs. Free. Antique show and sale. Demonstration of 19th century crafts and trades, music and food. Call 770-439-1780 for information.

June 22-23, 2002
ATLANTA AREA COMPUTER SHOW – Cobb Civic Center, Marietta. $6.00 Saturday and $5.00 Sunday. All types of computer systems, new and used, parts, hardware and software at great discount prices. Call 770-663-0943 for information.

June 28, 2002
GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES – Marietta Square. 8:00PM. Free. Bring a blanket and enjoy a free evening concert on the square. Concert tables may be reserved in advance for a fee. Call 770-794-5601 for information.

June 29-30, 2002
BATTLE ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND – Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Artillery Demonstration and Living History. Call 770-427-4686 for information.

JULY

July through December calendar will be updated as events are known.

July 8 through August 3, 2002
THE EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES – Theatre in the Square Alley Stage, Marietta. Classic Aseop fable adapted for the stage by Meg Bryant Davenport and Jeanine Dwinell Henry. $7.00 – $10.00. Call 770-422-8369 for information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

July 9 through August 4, 2002
SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN by Alan bailey and Connie Ray – Theatre in the Square Mainstage, Marietta. That raucous, quirky, lovable gospel-singing Sanders family is back once more at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church playing havoc with Reverend Oglethorpe’s small rural congregation. Over 20 foot-tapping, hand-clapping bluegrass gospel songs. The audience is the congregation in this family fun musical. $22.00 – $32.00. Call 770-422-8369 for information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

AUGUST

August through December calendar will be updated as events are known.

August 9 – 11, 2002
“West Side Story”
“Romeo and Juliet” set to music in 1950s New York City. Visit www.cobbchildrenstheatre.org for more information.

August 14 through September 22, 2002
DIRTY BLONDE by Claudia Shear – Theatre in the Square Mainstage, Marietta. The quintessential sexy bombshell Mae West set New York on its ear long before her memorable one-liners peppered her movie performances. Two of her biggest fans who are having a love affair with her memory find they have more than Mae in common. $20.00 – $27.00. Call 770-422-8369 for tickets and information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

SEPTEMBER

September through December calendar will be updated as events are known.

September 2002
“TASTE OF SMYRNA”
Village Green. Smyrna. Free. Annual event featuring over 25 area restaurants displaying delightful delectables and ending with three separate concerts. Call 770-431-2842 for information.

“FULLY COMMITTED” by Becky Mode
Theatre in the Square Alley Stage. Marietta. $15-$20. Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A riotous one-person show in which the receptionist at a swank New York restaurant portrays 40 different characters he has to deal with. Call 770-422-8369 for information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

OCTOBER

October through December calendar will be updated as events are known.

October 2 through November 10, 2002
THE CARETAKER by Harold Pinter – Theatre in the Square Mainstage, Marietta. A good Samaritan befriends a homeless man who turns on his hosts, pitting them against each other and playing menacing and witheringly funny mind games. Pinter displays his masterful use of language in portraying grim humor and emotional terrorism . $20.00 – $27.00. Call 770-422-8369 for tickets and information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

October 30 through November 17, 2002
RED HERRING by Michael Hollinger – Theatre in the Square Alley Stage, Marietta. It’s 1952 and detective Maggie Pelletier is trying to get away for her Havana honeymoon. But first she has to find out the origin of the body that’s mysteriously turned up. Sam Spade meets I Love Lucy. $10.00 – $15.00. Call 770-422-8369 for information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

NOVEMBER

.November and December calendar will be updated as events are known.

November 19, 2002 through January 5, 2003
SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS by Alan Bailey and Connie Ray – Theatre in the Square Mainstage, Marietta. Back for the Holidays, this sellout hit brings the gospel-singing family up from the Depression to Christmas time at the beginning of World War II. A sequel to Smoke on the Mountain, the family and Reverend Oglethorpe make the holidays special with seasonal music combined with some more old-time gospel songs. Great for the family. $22.00 – $32.00. Call 770-422-8369 for information. www.theatreinthesquare.com

November 30-December 22, 2001
“ANNIE” presented by Barnbuster Musicals.
Little General/Cobb Community Playhouse. Marietta. Admission. Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m. “I luv ya, tomorrow!” America’s favorite little orphan in the original Annie at Little General Playhouse for the first time. Call 770-565-3995 for information. www.littlegeneralplayhouse.com.

DECEMBER

December calendar will be updated as events are known.

December 3, 2002 through January 5, 2003
THE 1940’S RADIO HOUR by Walton Jones – Theatre in the Square Alley Stage, Marietta. The 21st annual production. This perennial favorite brings back Johnny, Ginger, Pops, Lou and all the gang at WOV as they get set to record their broadcast for the troops overseas at Christmas time 1942. Behind-the-scenes look at shenanigans as the troupe delivers forties music, songs, dancing and old-time sound effects. $22.00 – $32.00. Call 770-422-8369 for information. www.theatreinthesquare.com