Christmas at Brawner Holiday Event and Coat Drive this Friday

four-christmases-2008-RAIGcQ-clipart-1Join other Smyrna residents this weekend at the Christmas at Brawner Holiday Event and Coat Drive. There is a jacket drive if you wish to participate and give the gift of warmth for someone in need. Enjoy holiday activities and a movie viewing of A Christmas Story. Check back to Great Life Smyrna for more Smyrna events.

What: Christmas at Brawner Holiday Event and Coat Drive

When: Friday, December 15
             5pm – Festivities begin
             6:30pm – A Christmas Story begins
             8pm – Event ends

Where: Taylor Brawner Hall
               3180 Atlanta Rd.
               Smyrna, Ga 30080


Kickoff the Holiday Season in Smyrna!

joanna-kosinska-173573On Tuesday, November 28, the City of Smyrna is hosting its Annual Holiday Season Celebration and Tree Lighting, Coming Home for the Holidays. Santa will be there for the Big Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which is followed by several holiday festivities.

Included in the festivities will be a concert by a local church and school chorus groups, kids’ activities, a parade, and sitting on Santa’s lap. For information, please call or call (678) 631 – 5540. Check back for more about Smyrna events!

What: Holiday Season Kickoff Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, November 28
             5 – 8pm

Where: Smyrna Community Center
               200 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080

3rd Annual Smyrna Children’s Halloween Costume Parade

smyrna-halloween-parade.jpgThe Smyrna Police Department is hosting the third annual Smyrna Children’s Halloween Costume Parade tomorrow, Saturday, October 28. Registration is from 7:30 – 8:30am at Smyrna First Baptist Church at 1275 Church Street.

The parade is free, starts at 9am, and will travel north on King Street, around Village Green Circle and end at Veterans Memorial lawn.

Four guest judged will award a prize to the winner with the best costume in three age groups: Newborn – 2 years, ages 3 – 6, and ages 7 – 12.

In case of rain delay, the event will be at the Smyrna Community Center. There are so many Smyrna events going on this holiday season! Check back for more about Smyrna.

Smyrna Celebrating Julia Robert’s 50th Birthday

smyrna-julia-robertsYou probably didn’t realize that one of Hollywood’s biggest starts, Julia Roberts, is actually from Smyrna! She grew up on Ridge Road and attended Campbell High School.

This weekend, Smyrna is hosting a 50th Birthday Party for her at the Smyrna Library. It is open to the public and free of charge. There will be refreshments there.

Speaker Dr. Jennifer Garlen will look back at Roberts’ life and storied career as the four time Oscar nominee reaches the midcentury mark this October.

Garlen is a writer and former English professor with a PhD in English Literature from Auburn University. She is the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching and several other books. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, where she teaches lifetime learning courses on literature, film and popular culture.

What: Celebrating Julia Roberts, Smyrna’s Superstar

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
             2 – 3 p.m.         

Where: Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
               100 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080


Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival Oct 28-29

smyrna-fall-jonquil-festival1The 2017 Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29. The admission is free, so no excuses for attending this fun event! There will be 175 hand-made arts and crafts booths, including paintings, clothing, furniture, and jewelry made by local artisans.

Friends of the Smyrna Library will be hosting a book sale, and the Keep Smyrna Beautiful group will be selling jonquil bulbs. Puppeteer Peter Hart will surely entertain the kids with his fun puppet show, and music by J. Scott Thompson will be enjoyed by all. There will tons of tasty food trucks and vendors!

There will be a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade at 9:30 on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in three age groups.

As always, the Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival is located at Smyrna Market Village, at 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, Ga 30080.


Smyrna Fall Break Camp Next Week

Smyrna-JenniferPhoto9.jpgFall Break Camp starts next week in Smyrna. Join us for games, crafts, sports field trips (in walking distance!), theme days, and more fun!

Students should bring a sack lunch, but a light snack will be provided.

The cost is $150 for Smyrna residents, and $175 for non-residents. The last day for registration is September 22. The camp is open to children ages 5 – 13 years/11 months. Smyrna is a wonderful place to live. Stay tuned for future events at the Smyrna Community Center.

When: Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29
             8:30am – 5:30pm

Where: Smyrna Community Center
               200 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080