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'Ga. Backroads' editor to speak in Cartersville

'Ga. Backroads' editor to speak in Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The Bartow History Museum is planning a special lunch and learn in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.

Georgia Backroads magazine editor Dan Roper will speak at the event, which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 from noon to 1 p.m.

Roper's talk, "Thunder at Chickamauga," will highlight one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, which took place Sept. 19-20, 1863. More than 35,000 men were killed, wounded or captured during those two days.

The lunch and learn is free for Bartow History Museum members and include in admission price for non-members. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Bartow History Museum is located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville. Learn more at bartowhistorymuseum.org.

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Music legend Ricky Skaggs is coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe on his Kentucky Traveler book tour on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.

In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs, a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us, a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroes.

Night at the Museum tickets on sale

Night at the Museum tickets on sale

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tellus Science Museum is now selling tickets for this year's Night at the Museum event.

Night at the Museum, much like the popular movies of the same name, opens up a world of science fiction fun for attendees.

Children can meet and receive autographs from more than 30 of their favorite fictional and historical characters, including Amelia Earhart, Sherlock Holmes and Darth Vader. Kids are also invited to dress up as their favorite characters and participate in a costume parade.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Tellus members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, visit tellusmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling 770-606-5700 ext. 431.

Tellus Science Museum is located at 100 Tellus Drive in Cartersville.

Bullets and Ballads in the Booth Ballroom

Bullets and Ballads in the Booth Ballroom

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Celebrate all things Western with a special event at Booth Western Art Museum later this month.

Bullets and Ballads, a dedication to Hollywood cowboys, will be held Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

Entertainment includes film-style gun tricks from Jim Dunham and a concert of classic Western movie songs from Jim Dorsett. There will also be a dinner of BBQ chicken and pork, potato salad, squash and zucchini medley, garlic bread and strawberry shortcake.

Tickets for Bullets and Ballads are $25 for Booth members and $30 for non-members. Call 770-387-1300 to reserve a spot.

Booth Western Art Museum is located at 501 Museum Drive in Cartersville.

John Anderson to perform at Booth

John Anderson to perform at Booth

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Country music star John Anderson is the featured entertainer for Booth Western Art Museum's Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium.

The Grammy winner will perform Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale for $25 for Booth members this Monday, July 1. They will be on sale for non-members for $30 beginning Aug. 1.

Anderson has recorded 22 albums and had five singles reach No. on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His Booth performance will be an intimate acoustic concert of some of his biggest hits, including "Seminole Wind" and "Swingin'."

To learn more or buy tickets, call the museum at 770-387-1300.

Booth Western Art Museum is located at 501 Museum Drive in Cartersville.

Hollywood costume designer to speak at Booth

Hollywood costume designer to speak at Booth

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- An award-winning costume designer for TV and film will speak at Booth Western Art Museum later this month.

Cathy Smith has created the authentic costumes for such productions as Dances with Wolves and Geronimo. She won an Emmy Award for Excellence in Costume Design for Son of the Morning Star.

Her talk, "An Evening with Cathy Smith: Artist, Costume Designer and Historian" will be held Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

Smith grew up near two Sioux reservations and developed her interest in Native American art and design early in life. She has been a sought-after consultant on Western genre films for more than 20 years.

Tickets to "An Evening with Cathy Smith" are $25 for Booth members and $30 for non-members. The price includes a dinner of pot roast with potatoes and carrots, black-eyed peas, turnip greens, cornbread and rolls, and lemon meringue pie.

Student art on display at Booth

Student art on display at Booth

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A display of student artwork will be on display at Booth Western Art Museum through May 12.

More than 50 pieces created by students in Bartow County and Cartersville City schools are currently hanging in the museum's Borderlands Gallery.

Learn more about the exhibit at boothmuseum.org.

The museum is located at 501 Museum Drive in Cartersville.