Burnett Original Snow Village Displayed Through Jan. 9

The Clarence Brown Conference Center received an early Christmas present this year. It is a fabulous Department 56® Original Snow Village® Christmas Collection that was 30 years in the making, lovingly added to each year by long-time Cartersville resident, the late Zel Burnett.

The village consists of hundreds of vintage houses, shoppes, vehicles, trains and the miniature residents of the village who enjoy the perpetual Holiday cheer of their town. The village was lovingly reconstructed this past fall for the first time since Mrs. Burnett’s passing in 2014 by her daughter Tracy Earwood and friends. The assembly started in November and was completed earlier this month.

The Burnett Christmas Snow Village® will be on display in the lobby of the Clarence Brown Conference Center until after the first of the New Year. Anyone interested in dropping by to enjoy the village is encouraged to do so Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

The Clarence Brown Conference Center & Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center is located at 5450 Georgia Highway 20, in Cartersville, Georgia, less than 2 miles west of I-75 Exit 290. For more information, call 770-606-5763.

Seeing Red?

Seeing red? The color red is never more prevalent than at Christmas, but this classic color is a choice of event planners in every season. Here’s why. Red evokes energy, passion and action. It is warm and inviting and visually stimulating. Simply put, it is the color of lifeblood. A classic choice of brides across the globe, red depicts passion, purity and also wishes of luck in many cultures. The traditional color for Valentine’s Day can be combined with pink and crimson to create romance and sensuality. Here in the United States, red is symbolic of our patriotism and the blood shed for life and freedom. No summer event would be complete without a splash of red, white and blue. Like a bull charging the cape, wise meeting planners incorporate red into their tablescapes to mobilize the audience in accordance with the corporate message delivered. Red also arouses the appetite. Using red with burlap and chocolate in autumn will heighten the senses to satisfaction. Regardless of the season, the Clarence Brown Conference Center offers a custom centerpiece and event décor service to its clients to easily use red, or your choice color, to efficiently accomplish your vision. Ask about this service at your next event consultation.

See Santa & Mrs. Claus this Saturday at Holiday Expo

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available for free pictures from Noon-2 PM this Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. Moms will enjoy shopping in the Women’s Holiday Expo 9 AM-3 PM. One lucky winner will receive a $300 gift basket. Enjoy free health screenings, too. Admission is free! Come shop from the exhibitors shown here.

Holiday Expo Coming December 6

Please all the ladies on your Christmas gift list with one visit to the Women’s Holiday Expo, Saturday, December 6, from 9 AM-3 PM. Direct sales consultants, local vendors and handcrafters will be present to introduce and sell their products. Gentiva Home Health and Hospice will be on hand to offer free preventative health screenings. The first 200 adults attending will be elligible to win a magnificent gift basket valued at $300. Admission is Free, so you instantly save more to give more. A small sampling of the trend-setting products available are pictured here.

July 19 Concert Series Moves Inside

Due to the threat of rain, the July 19, Concert with Old Mill Road Band will move inside the Clarence Brown Conference Center to Carter Hall. Enjoy Bluegrass sounds mixed with favorites from a variety of musical genres. Admission is still free. Food, beer and wine will still be available. Come and enjo y the come of Carter Hall!

Little Known Letter in Concert Saturday

Indie Rock duo Little Known Letter is the featured artist in this Saturday’s 7 PM concert in the Bartow Amphitheater at Cartersville’s Clarence Brown Conference Center. Diverse musical inspiration from Blink 182, Twenty One Pilots, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John fuels Little Known Letter’s modern pop rock sound combined with soulful riffs. This high energy show will feature LKL’s Clay Shiflett and Todd Burkhalter, with special guests Kerry Harrell on drums, and Jordan Kendrick on lead guitar.

Admission is free thanks to our generous sponsors Coosa Valley Credit Union, Nida Financial Group, and Wynn Buick GMC. Concessions including beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series Announced

The Clarence Brown Conference Center is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Concert Series sponsored by Coosa Valley Credit Union, Nida Financial Group, and Wynn Buick GMC. All concerts take place from 7 PM-10 PM outside in the Bartow Amphitheater. Admission is free.

The fun begins June 21, with Little Known Letter, followed by The Old Mill Road Band on July 19, and concludes with Babes Bayou on August 9.

Local vendors include Alisha’s Kitchen BBQ and Kona Ice. Beer and wine will also be sold.

Questions? Call 770-606-5763

Artifact Show Returns to Cartersville

The Etowah Valley Artifacts Show returns to the Clarence Brown Conference Center Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9 AM-5PM. Admission is free for guests to enjoy browsing more than 100 tables of artifacts and items of archaeological interest. Make a weekend of your visit by also attending the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site Artifact Identification Day. Guest rooms and great restaurants are located just one mile from the conference center, or kick back and enjoy a lakeside campsite on Allatoona Lake. To plan your weekend call the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 770-387-1357.