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Downtown Cartersville “Selfie” Photo Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendar for the first ever Downtown Cartersville “Selfie” Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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Participants will have one week (April 25-May 2) to complete a variety of photo challenges centered around downtown Cartersville. The challenges will be assigned point values depending on difficulty.

To download the list of photo challenges please click here. (Will be available on April 25th)

Simply print off the list, take as many selfies as you can, then either email OR bring your camera by the depot for the judges to score no later than May 2 at 5PM. This is a completely FREE event and no registration is required.

cwoods@downtowncartersville.org

 The person with the most points will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

This is a great excuse to get your friends and family out of the house and have some fun in Downtown Cartersville. If you have any questions please call 770-607-3480.

ENJOY :)

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Cartersville Downtown Development Authority Honors Lulabelle’s Closet as “Merchant of the Month” for April

 

CARTERSVILLE – Located at 6 S Wall Street in downtown Cartersville, Lulabelle’s Closet offers trendy and affordable clothes and accessories, as well as a variety of antique furniture and home décor as part of Lulabelle’s Attic. As one of the newer downtown shops, Cartersville Downtown Development Authority is pleased to recognize owner Charity Chastain and her shop as the April 2014 Merchant of the Month.

Chastain is no stranger to downtown. Having served previously as the Programs Manager at Bartow History Museum, it is no surprise that she chose to open her store in the downtown business district. Said Chastain, “I never entertained the idea of anywhere but downtown. Cartersville is my hometown, [and] coming from Bartow History Museum, and having the history background, I had to stay close to my friends and my roots. I love our downtown and I love being surrounded by so much history.”

The boutique at 6 S Wall Street opened in February of this year, but Lulabelle’s Closet has been around longer. Chastain opened an online store on July 1, 2013, and based on the response and customer base she obtained, she eagerly took the opportunity to open a bricks and mortar storefront when it became available. Continued Chastain, “I am proud that I have the ability to own a shop in the historic district; it was a dream of my late grandfather and a dream of mine. I finally made our dream come true.”

The shop caters to both young contemporary and more mature women, including plus size. From great formal, cocktail dresses, to casual chevron tops perfect to wear to your favorite collegiate sports game, there is something for everyone. Additionally, the vast selection of accessories allows shoppers to complete the perfect outfit.

And it is not only clothing and accessories one may be drawn to; once inside Lulabelle’s Closet, you will find Lulabelle’s Attic. From furniture for any room of the house, to custom made signs, and other home décor, shoppers again find a great variety of styles and products to best suit their own needs and tastes.

Be sure to stop in and see Charity Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and follow her on Facebook at Lulabelle’s Closet.

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New Feature Exhibition Opening at Bartow History Museum “The War Comes Home,”

 

 

The Bartow History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new feature exhibition on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The new exhibit, “The War Comes Home,” examines some of the many stories of battle, destruction, occupation, and more during 1864, when the Civil War marched through Bartow County.

The exhibit will feature objects and images of battle sites and home sites from across Bartow County where thousands of soldiers marched through and where local families experienced the devastation of war.  The exhibit will also include a vignette recreating the interior of the Cartersville Depot where a skirmish took place in May 1864.  Confederate troops stationed inside the depot knocked out gun ports through the brick walls and attempted to retain control of the depot.

The opening will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  A member’s preview and reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.  At 7 p.m., local historian, David Archer, will present a program called “Places and Faces: Bartow County in the Civil War.”  His presentation will include images and stories of some of the people involved on the home front and battlefront, as well as some of the Bartow County sites touched by the war in 1864.

The Bartow History Museum is located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville.  Parking is available next to the building.  The lecture is free to members and included with the price of admission for not-yet members.  For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

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Gilreath Hall introduces Gluten Free Cooking Classes

Gilreath Hall Introduces…..

Sharon’s Gluten Free Kitchen and More:

Gilreath Hall is excited to welcome Sharon Warren. Sharon will educate you with her knowledge on nutrition and “Healthy” Gluten Free Living. She has a passion for people, fun and laughter which is demonstrated in her teaching/cooking style. She will entertain you with her personable stories and life experiences, which led to a life of living the “healthy” gluten free way.

UPCOMING CLASSES

April 23, 2014

10 AM- 12 PM

“Healthy” Gluten Free 101- Introducing you to a gluten free lifestyle along with nutrition education. Taste delicious bread, muffins, and more.

Cost: $29.00

April 30, 2014

10 AM- 1:00 PM

“Healthy” Gluten Free Luncheon – Be invigorated with this healthy and delicious luncheon, along with nutritional education and more!

Includes: Energizing Smoothie, Real GF Hamburger Bun, Spicy Black Bean Burger, Crispy Asparagus Sticks, Arugula Salad with honey ginger dressing, Mellow Watercress soup, and Lemon Pound Cake

Cost: $49.00

RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!

Sharonsgfkitchenandmore@gmail.com

678-230-4935

 

 

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Round the World Tales – AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at the historic Legion Theatre

 

 

 

 

Round the World Tales – AUDITIONS:  Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at the historic Legion Theatre

Performances:  June 20 & 21 at 7:00 PM and June 22 at 3:00 PM

In Round the World Tales by Steven Schutzman, join us for three tales about generosity and greed that also give us a glance into Swedish, Japanese, and Nicaraguan folklore. Through these plays, we show how greed throws people out of balance with their land and traditions, with each other and with themselves, and how generosity -the sense that one has gifts to share – can re-establish balance and connection between people and their world. This show is directed by Olivia Cantrell and the cast will be announced after auditions take place.  Performance dates are June 20 & 21 at 7pm and June 22 at 3pm. For more information call the box office at (770) 387-2610. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased through our website at www.pumphouseplayers.com. For further assistance with purchasing tickets, please call 770-387-2610.

 

Around the World Tales by Steven Schutzman and brought to you by the Pumphouse   Juniors and the Pumphouse Players, Inc.

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New Permanent Exhibition Opening at Bartow History Museum

The Bartow History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition in the permanent gallery on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  The new exhibit is on the life and legacy of Honorable Joe Frank Harris, Georgia’s 78th governor.

Born and raised in Bartow County, Harris worked in his family’s business after college and then began a distinguished political career, serving for 18 years in the Georgia House of Representatives and 8 years as governor.  Due to the historic significance of Harris’ contributions at both the local and state level and the importance for future generations to know and understand the impact someone from their own community had, this new exhibit will highlight Harris and his family’s contribution to our history in a more significant way, as it will be incorporated into the Museum’s “Toward New Horizons” gallery, which looks back at some of the significant events and people over the past several decades.

The exhibit will feature objects, documents, and photographs covering Harris’ early life through his two terms as governor.  The exhibit will also feature an interactive kiosk allowing visitors to access additional information and photographs covering a wide range of topics related to Harris’ life and career.  This new exhibit was made possible by a generous gift from AFLAC Foundation, Inc.

The opening will take place on April 16, 2014, at noon, during our monthly Lunch & Learn program.  Tom Lewis, who served as Harris’ Chief of Staff, and Joe Harris, Governor and Mrs. Harris’ son, will talk about their roles during the Harris administration before the exhibit opening.

The Bartow History Museum is located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville.  Parking is available next to the building.  The lecture is free to members and included with the price of admission for not-yet members.  For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

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Spring Break Fun at Bartow History Museum

Cartersville, Georgia – April 7-11, 2014 – Bartow History Museum camps are always a great time! This year the museum is offering two fun filled spring break day camps for ages 4-6 and 7-11, Kids at Work, Kids at Play, and A Story Book Life.

Do your kids have a favorite toy or game? Then Kids at Work, Kids at Play is a great camp for them. This day camp explores children’s chores, games, and crafts before television and videogames. Kids will have a blast outside playing Newspaper Toss, going on a museum scavenger hunt, experiencing a lemonade stand, and making their own colorful scarecrows and crazy yarn critters.

From the mischievous Tom Sawyer to The Avengers, Storybook Life camp explores history through story characters, interactive games, and imaginative crafts.  Campers will solve Mysteries of the Museum, create their own comic strip, and even make their own colorful characters and villains. Campers are encouraged to bring their favorite toy or book to show.

Kids at work, Kids at Play is offered on April 7th for 4-6 year olds, and April 8th for 7-11 year olds. A Story Book Life is offered April 9th for 4-6 year olds, and April 10th for 7-11 year olds. Camps are held from 9am to 12pm at the Bartow History Museum, 4 East Church St, Cartersville, GA.

For registration call Marcia Dillard at 770-387-3849

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March 2014 Downtown Recap

MEDIA ATTENTION:
- Article in March 2 Daily Tribune News on First Friday/Pub Crawl
- WBHF Radio interview on March 5
- Article in March 5 Bartow Neighbor on First Friday/Pub Crawl
- Mention in March 7 Today’s Fax about Cartersville Main Street Receiving Award for Community
Development Initiative
- Article in March 12 Bartow Neighbor on Cartersville Main Street Receiving Award for Community
Development Initiative
- Article in March 26 Bartow Neighbor about Love’m & Leave’m (Merchant of the Month)

FIRST FRIDAY:
The March First Friday, held on March 7, was a Mardi Gras theme and coincided with a Pub Crawl the Main Street Program organized. Several businesses stayed open until 8 PM, most of which offered discounts or specials to shoppers and handed out Mardi Gras beads provided by the Main Street Office. All 50 of the available pub crawl t-shirts/tickets were sold.
In preparation for the Fashion Show taking place during the April 4 First Friday, Stampede in Downtown Cartersville, a meeting was held on March 4. The meeting was attended by Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; Deborah Ballew and Nancy Childs, Meg Pie; and Charity Chastain, Lulabelle’s Closet.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS:
At the March 6 City Council Meeting, DDA Manager Tara Currier recommended the appointment of Bill Chandler, financial advisor with Edward Jones and downtown property owner, and Jim Ballew, owner of The Olive Branch Boutique, to the DDA/Main Street Board of Directors.

DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES:
March saw the opening of one new business, DragonEye Candles at 12 S Wall Street. Please be sure to stop in and welcome owner Cara Mackiewicz.

PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE:
The promotions committee met on March 6 and was attended by: Jim Ballew, Olive Branch Boutique; Deborah Ballew, Meg Pie; Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; Lara Jeanneret, DDA Board and Lara J Designs; JJ Jones, 360 Baseball; and Tony Suber (Suber Capital). Items discussed included upcoming First Friday events and the various events and activities Main Street is working on; as well as an update on the success of the Facebook Contests Catherine Woods has been doing weekly; and a discussion on a possible co-op on a Winner’s Circle Table in Bartow Village at Atlanta Steeplechase.

DESIGN OUTREACH/COMMITTEE:
The design/outreach committee met on March 13 and was attended by Earline Burke, Design Committee Chair/Anverse; Jill Mitchell, Outreach Committee Chair/Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse; Jim Haigler, Haigler Architecture; Trey Gaines, Bartow History Museum; and Lisa Stone, NWGA Public Health. The committee reviewed a grant application from Lulabelle’s Closet; discussed possible amendments to the way sign and façade grants are handled; received an update on the B.I.D. Budget Amendment process; reviewed some of the items relevant to downtown shared at the City Council Visioning; and made plans for a window decorating contest (see below for more info).

MONTHLY MIXER:
The March Monthly Mixer was held at Gilreath Hall on Wednesday, March 19. Those in attendance included: Meghann Humphries, The Legion Theatre; Charity Chastain, Lulabelle’s; Nancy Jackson, Jax Supply/DDA Board; Bob Smith, The City Cellar & Loft; Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; Kathy Bibbings, Cartersville Florist; Deborah Ballew, Meg Pie; Jim Ballew and Patti Brannon, The Olive Branch Boutique; Tammy Jones, Salon 120; Patty Eagar, Advocates for Children; Dianne Garrison, Bartow History Museum; Lara Jeanneret, DDA Board/Lara J Designs; Chris Thomas, Cartersville-Bartow Chamber; Adena Harper, Mary Kay beauty consultant; Joe Hollingshed, Gilreath Hall; Kim Kappel, The Resource Center; Kasey Ashworth, Fusion Dance Company; Kaitlyn Greenly, Coosa Valley Credit Union; Jim Haigler, Haigler Systems Architecture; and Catherine Woods and Tara Currier – DDA. A recap of the March Mardi Gras First Friday was shared, and ideas were discussed for the upcoming Fashion Show and other activities planned for the April First Friday. The next Mixer will be Wednesday, April 16, at 5:30 PM at Jefferson’s.

UPCOMING EVENTS/DATES:
April First Friday: In preparation for Steeplechase, Main Street has organized a Fashion Show in Friendship Plaza. Sponsored by Adena Harper, the event will feature The Tom & Chad Show from 5-7 PM; Fusion Dance Performance at 5:30 PM; and a Fashion Show at 6 PM featuring attire, products, or services from: Asbury Station, Bartow History Museum, Blue Sky Outfitters, Cohutta Fishing Co., Evolution, It’s About Time Boutique, Lulabelle’s Closet, Meg Pie, Periwinkle, Psycho Sisters and Salon 120. Several businesses will be selling items in the Plaza, and many door prizes will be awarded.

Window Decorating: The Design Committee is encouraging people to spruce up their storefronts for spring, and also in preparation for the visitors expected during Steeplechase, Civil War Comes Alive, May Fest and the Georgia Trust Spring Ramble, through a friendly contest. Businesses may decorate with a historic OR spring theme – the best overall historic theme AND overall spring theme (as determined by the Design Committee), will each receive $150. Stores should be decorated by Friday, May 2, to be eligible. In conjunction with the contest, Advocates for Children will give a free Quack Pack to the business that best incorporates a DUCK into their window décor.

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The Olive Branch Painting Classes

The Olive Branch
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Join us for our much requested DAYTIME PAINT CLASSES!
Tuesday, April 7th from 9AM-11 AM

Our Paint class will allow you to complete your project with the color of your choice.
We will guide you in painting and finishing your piece with a glaze or wax. We will
help you to distress if you desire.

Come by the shop to reserve your spot, the cost of the class is only $49.50 to complete your

small piece of furniture.  Something you can carry in like a chair or small side table.

 

If you can’t join us during the day, let us know by email what time of
day and day of week you would request.

We look forward to seeing you,

The Olive Branch

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SPRING SPECIAL LIVE BUNNIES at Tonsmeire Studio April 10th- 15th

SPRING SPECIAL  LIVE BUNNIES at Tonsmeire Studio April 10th- 15th

Appointments are limited  770-386-2702  Packages range from $85- $185.

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