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Today (Feb 11) is Book Signing Day at the Cartersville Depot. 4 – 7 pm

Today (Feb 11) is Book Signing Day at the Cartersville Depot. 4 – 7 pm

Sketches of Bartow County by J. B. Tate

 

Br’er Rabbit Tales…Folk Stories or Survival Manuals

February 17th at Noon

Cartersville, GA – February 3, 2016 – Bartow History Museum staff member, Elise Petersen, will present her research on Br’er Rabbit folk stories as recorded by Georgia native Joel Chandler Harris, February 17, at noon. While the Br’er Rabbit tales have been remembered over the years for their entertainment value, due in part to Disney’s animated film, The Song of the South, which debuted in 1946, many may not realize their covert purpose as instruction manuals for surviving enslavement in the American South. Join us as we explore this story together.

Elise Petersen joined the Bartow History Museum in September of 2015 as part of the educational staff. She has a BA in History from Brigham Young University, with an emphasis on nineteenth-century America.

The lecture is free to members and included with the price of admission for not-yet members. For more information on this and other museum programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

About Bartow History Museum

The Bartow History Museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The Bartow History Museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups. Our extensive archives and research library contains photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and more. For additional information, visit www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

 

Danny Pelfrey Shares His Latest Book,

 

Life in Adairsville: An Anecdotal History of a Small North Georgia Town

Cartersville, GA – January 11, 2016 – Bartow History Museum welcomes author, Danny Pelfrey, the force behind the compilation, as well as one of the authors of the 374 page book on the history of Adairsville, to the upcoming Lunch & Learn program on Wednesday, January 20, at noon. The beautiful hardcover volume is entitled, Life in Adairsville: An Anecdotal History of a Small North Georgia Town.

Mr. Pelfrey will be available for a book signing following the presentation.

Life in Adairsville is a collection of writings by Mr. Pelfrey, Alice Butler Howard (1894-1991) and Dan Bowdoin (1923-2009). Much of the material for the book first appeared in newspaper columns and other publications over a seventy year time span, however, approximately one-third of the content had not been published prior to the release of his book.

Danny Pelfrey is the Minister of First Christian Church of Adairsville. He spent many years ministering in the Midwest before returning to Georgia a number of years ago to minister to the West Rome Christian Church before finally moving to his home church in Adairsville. He is the author of an inspirational book entitled One-Way Choices in a Wrong-Way World, and a mystery/suspense novel set in Adairsville, Out of Depths, co-written with his wife Wanda. For years Mr. Pelfrey wrote articles for a number of national publications.

The lecture is free to members and included with the price of admission for not-yet members. For more information on this and other museum programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

About Bartow History Museum

The Bartow History Museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The Bartow History Museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups. Our extensive archives and research library contains photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and more. For additional information, visit www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

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Join the Bartow History Museum and the Etowah Valley Quilt Guild (EVQG) for an exploration of quilting.

Registration Now Open!

January 12, 2016, Cartersville, GA – Join the Bartow History Museum and the Etowah Valley Quilt Guild (EVQG) for an exploration of quilting. We will kick off our event with a lecture on American quilting history from quilter Shelby Morris. Then, each guest will participate in one of two quilting workshops: one designed for experienced quilters and another for beginners (first-timers welcome).

Participants will gain basic or broadened quilting skills and will practice level-appropriate hand stitching and quilting techniques under the instruction of EVQG quilters. Fabric and other materials will be provided by the museum and event sponsor Red Hen Fabrics of Marietta.

The registration fee is $35 and preregistration is required. Register online at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org by February 10. For more information, call Elise Petersen at 770-382-3818, ext. 6284.

About the Bartow History Museum

The Bartow History Museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The Bartow History Museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups. Our extensive archives and research library contains photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and more.

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The Atlanta Pops Orchestra to perform at The Grand Theatre in downtown Cartersville as part of the Century Bank Entertainment Series.

The Century Bank Entertainment Series at The Grand Theatre continues when The Atlanta Pops Orchestra returns to The Grand on Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. This year’s program, under the direction of Dr. Tom Gibson, features a blend of contemporary and familiar holiday classics.

 

“The annual holiday concert is a Cartersville tradition, and it is a great way to kick off the holiday season”, says theatre Programs Coordinator, Terri Cox.  “This will be our twelfth year featuring The Atlanta Pops, and we will have some our favorite traditional pieces as well as some selections that will bring back childhood Christmas memories.”

 

Featured songs include, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “O’ Holy Night”, “White Christmas”, and “Sleigh Ride” among other familiar holiday selections including a medley of songs from the Disney move “Frozen”.

 

Cox added that The Grand has a unique relationship with The Pops in which the orchestra works with vocalists from the community.  This year’s soloist is Ryan Brideau.

 

Ryan is a 3rd-year Bachelor of Music student at The Juilliard School, where he studies under Sanford Sylvan. He attended the Walnut Hill Summer Opera Program in 2010, the Interlochen Vocal Soloist Studies program in 2011, the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program as a Voice Major in 2012, and graduated Valedictorian from Cartersville High School in 2013. He was a National Young Arts Foundation Finalist and scholarship recipient for the year 2013, as well a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee that year. Mr. Brideau is a recipient of scholarships from the Etowah Valley Scholarship Foundation and the Ray Dellinger Scholarship Fund. He is a returning Gluck Community Service Fellow for the 2015-2016 season at Juilliard, and an Ear Training Teaching Fellow, teaching under Dr. Kyle Blaha.

 

Mr. Brideau is the son of Keith and Julie Brideau, brother of Rachel and Reese Brideau,.

 

Orchestra level tickets are $25 and balcony level seats are $20. This is a reserved seating event. Purchase your tickets online at www.thegrandtheatre.org, at The Grand Theatre ticket office, located at 7 North Wall Street in downtown Cartersville, or by calling 770-386-7343. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express are accepted. The ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

The Grand Theatre also has tickets available for the rest of the Century Bank Entertainment Series, and they make a great Christmas gift. Remaining shows include bluegrass band, Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out on February 6th, comedian Henry Cho on March 5th, and country music artist Collin Raye on April 16th. More show information and video samples can be found by visiting The Grand Theatre website at www.thegrandtheatre.org or on Facebook at “Century Bank Entertainment Series at The Grand Theatre”.

 

 

About Century Bank

Century Bank is Cartersville’s only locally owned, community bank, specializing in a quality and level of service not available from a megabank. Their core values optimize what a bank should be. Century Bank of Georgia is located at 215 East Main Street in Cartersville.

 

 

About the Atlanta Pops In 1944 French immigrant Albert Coleman accepted the position of Musical Director for WSB Radio in Atlanta, Georgia and set about forming an orchestra that would include Atlanta’s best musicians and be available for radio dates, public concerts and free performances for the benefit of young people and aspiring musicians. Albert established his first Atlanta Pops in 1945 and led that ensemble for 55 years through appearances in Atlanta and throughout the southeast. In his long career, Mr. Coleman also served as Music Director for Chet Atkins and Boots Randolf and performed with many of the major symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Most of the concerts in Atlanta were free to the local audiences and drew thousands of attendees. During his tenure, Albert was responsible for discovering and contributing to the careers of many young artists. His contributions won him the honor of membership in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

 

Since Albert Coleman retired in 1998, the orchestra has performed largely non-public events under local guest conductors.  In 2002 former Atlanta Symphony Principal Trumpeter John Head became the Conductor and principal arranger for The Atlanta Pops succeeding Albert Coleman. In 2010 Maestro Head was succeeded by current musical director Dr. Jason D. Altieri, an accomplished conductor of symphony, opera and pops programs.

BIG CHICKEN CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT TO BENEFIT ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN

                                

BIG CHICKEN CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT TO BENEFIT ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN RETURNS TO CARTERSVILLE BRINGING SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS.

 

CARTERSVILLE, GA-NOVEMBER 20, 2015: It’s that time of year again; decorating the house, shopping for gifts and enjoying the sounds of the season. There’s no better way to enjoy the holiday classics than to hear the performance by the Big Chicken’s a cappella chorus.

 

Mark your calendar now and buy your tickets before they sell out.

The Big Chicken Chorus will perform their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00pm in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville. 

 

Proceeds from the performance will benefit Advocates for Children.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 4-12, no admission fee for children under three. Tickets may be purchased through the Advocates for Children website, www.AdvoChild.org, The Big Chicken Chorus website, www.BigChickenChorus.org

or by contacting Alan Bowen, 770.846.4465 or Bill Devine, 770. 606.1222.

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus got wind of the wonderful celebration of the season and decided to join the group for the event. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photographs with little ones (and adults too) before and after the concert. There is no cost to have your photograph made with Santa, but you will need to bring your own camera to take photographs.

 

The Big Chicken Chorus has over fifty members ranging in age from high-school age to late 80’s. The singing group is made up of men from many walks of life including business owners, retired military, politicians, financial consultants, first responders and many others with one thing in common, they all love to sing, especially a cappella – four part harmony.

 

The Christmas performance will include all types of Christmas music, traditional classics like “Silent Night” and “Oh Holy Night”, up-beat contemporary like “Marvelous Toy and “We Need A little Christmas” and even Christmas with a calypso beat in “The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy”.  In addition to “The Big Chicken Chorus”, the performance will include numbers from four barbershop quartets.

 

Each of us can make a huge difference in the lives of children through the giving of our time and support of events like the Big Chicken Chorus.

 

Advocates for Children strengthens our community of families by offering safety, comfort and hope to children and preventing child abuse in all its forms. To learn more about Advocates and the services they offer, call 770.387.1143 or visit www.AdvoChild.org.

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Christmas & Kids @ Tonsmeire Studio

 

December 4, 5, and 7th
Packages range from $65-$125
Appointments are limited
Call 770-386-2702

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29 N. Wall Street      Cartersville, Ga 30120
770-386-2702       www.tonsmeirestudio.com

 

CARTERSVILLE-BARTOW COUNTY EXCHANGE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARADE LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY

 

CARTERSVILLE, GA-NOVEMBER 13, 2015: In less than three weeks Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be riding their sleigh through the streets of downtown Cartersville for the annual Cartersville-Bartow County Cartersville Exchange Club Christmas Parade.

 

The parade will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:00pm with line up beginning at 4:00pm. Weather permitting, the Budweiser Clydesdales will be returning as participants in the parade. “The Clydesdales are a wonderful addition to the parade and everyone is excited to have them as part of the parade including children, adults and Exchange Club members”, said Kevin Cooney, Parade Chair for event.

 

The parade is the largest in Northwest Georgia with over 100 floats annually.  It is led off by members of the Exchange Club in the “Bucket Brigade” collecting donations from the crowd for local charities.  Following closely behind will be Santa and Mrs. Claus who look forward to the parade each year as they talk with kids, big and small, finding out what is on their Christmas wish list and reminding them to be good all year long.

 

One change this year is the early deadline of November 20, 2015 for parade entries. In order to ensure all entries have their parade registration information in advance of the parade, the Exchange Club is asking all interested in participating to have their application and fee turned in by November 20, 2015. There will be an additional $50.00 fee for any applications turned in after November 20, 2015.

 

Having safety serve as their number one priority, the Club strongly encourages parents and participating organizations to have a drop-off site for participants and float riders at a different location away from the line-up area at Tabernacle Baptist.

 

All money raised from entry fees and the Bucket Brigade goes directly to four local children-related charities here in Bartow County.   Each year, the Exchange Club is able to donate almost $20,000.00 to Advocates for Children, the Boys and Girls Club of Bartow County, Etowah Scholarship Foundation and the Bartow Christmas Coalition thanks to the participation and support of the annual parade.

 

Entry applications and information about the logistics of the parade are available at the Exchange Club Website: www.cartersvilleexchange.com Those with questions, may call Exchange Club Treasurer, Josh Brock, 770.608.7009           

 

The Cartersville Bartow County Exchange Club’s mission is to create greater public awareness of the seriousness of Child Abuse and what can be done to prevent it by partnering with like-minded organizations and to make our community a better place to live.  We meet every Thursday at noon at Mellow Mushroom and welcome visitors interested in joining.

Holiday Open House

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