The school year is officially upon us. Beat the back to school blues with these East Cobb events!

Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info:

Here Comes the Bride Exhibit. Includes a variety of historic wedding gowns, which are displayed throughout Bulloch Hall. The gowns on display are from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Monday-Saturday: 10am-3pm. Sunday: 1-3pm. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $6, Children 6 & under free. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info:

Family Canoe Day. Introduction to canoeing for first-time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults coming back to the sport. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the nature center grounds afterwards. Chattahoochee Nature Center provides all equipment. Aug. 4, 5, 12, 18, 19, & 26: 6-8:30pm; Aug. 11 & 25: 10:30am-12pm. Register by the Thursday before. $20/ages 5 and up (admission included); $10/members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

Marietta Square Art Walk. A free, self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center, 4 Depot Street NE, Marietta. More info:

8th Annual Hero Run 5K Race. Run through historic downtown Kennesaw to raise money for wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Awards for top 3 male/female runners in 14 age brackets plus top 3 teams. Registration at 6:30am, 1-mile fun run at 7:30am, 5K race at 8am. Pre-registration: $30. Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-3109, or

East Cobb Triathlons. This is the 4th in a series of 6 events over the summer with the championship race at the beginning of October. Choose from 3 distances for the adults and races for children. The swim portion takes place inside the Mountain View Aquatics Center. 7:30am. $30-$70. Mountain View Aquatic Center, 2650 Gordy Parkway, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Lutzie 43 Road Race 5K. Honoring the memory of Lassiter and Auburn football player, Philip Lutzenkirchen. All proceeds benefit the Lutzie 43 Foundation and the East Cobb County chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The race start/finish line will be inside Lassiter High School’s football stadium and features a fast, smooth run through the streets of East Cobb. Registration at 6:30am, race at 8am. Pre-registration: $30. 8am. Registration: $43. Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant. Victoria Hill 2018, Miss Cobb will crown the new Miss Cobb and she will move on to the Miss Georgia Competition and compete for a $10,000 scholarship. 7pm. $20/ticket. Free parking. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. To register or for more info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378,, or

Summer Stars Concert Series featuring Wasted Potential Brass Band presented by Mountain View Arts Alliance. A New Orleans-style Second Line brass band. It’s what fun sounds like. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions available or bring a picnic. Lawn opens at 7pm. Free. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Roswell Riverside Sounds featuring Dangermuffin. Free. Concert runs 7-9pm. Food available on site 6-9pm for purchase. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or

Smyrna Summer Concert Series featuring the Mustangs and Banks and Shane. The Mustangs are known for their musicianship and harmonies, this lively 6-piece group covers your favorite music from the past 40 years. Crowd pleasers Banks and Shane are a high energy, blow the roof off band that will have the crowd dancing the night away under the stars! 6pm. Free or tables available to reserve $40/residents $50/non-residents. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. More info: 678-631-5540 or

Good Mews Vaccination & Microchip Clinic will offer low-cost individual and package vaccinations starting at $15, microchipping for only $25, and nail trims for $10. Walk-ins welcome; appointments strongly encouraged. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Good Mews reserves the right to refuse any animal based on temperament. Accepted payment methods: cash or credit card. Don’t forget, all proceeds benefit the cats and kittens of Good Mews. Vaccinations start at $15, microchipping for only $25, and nail trims for $10. 10am-3pm. Good Mews Animal Foundation, 3805 Robinson Rd, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Family Fun Day: Summer Adventures Day. Come celebrate the end of summer. Be sure to wear your swimsuit, you might get wet on this day filled with adventure! Canoeing on Kingfisher Pond, water crafts, face painting, flyfishing, geocaching and knot tying, wet and wild games, water conservation activities, water science stations, storytime, creature feature, guided hikes and more. 12-4pm. Admission: $10/adults. $7/seniors and students ages 13-18. $6/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s First Monday Breakfast. A panel discussion on how to create a culture that empowers, embraces and retains young professionals in the workplace. Attendees will hear from a few of Cobb’s young leaders: Andy Gains, Director of Facilities & Events at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre; Megan Stambaugh, Realtor and 2018 chairwoman of Cobb Young Professionals; and Dr. Stephen Vault, Vice President of Business Development for WellStar. 7:30-9am. $30/member. $60/general admission. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/Reservations: 770-980-2000 or

Museum Mice Tour- Murray’s Cool Tools. Introduces toddlers ages 3-5 to history through very basic concepts like shapes, sounds, games, tools and jobs. 10:30 am. $5 per family (one adult and up to 3 children). Additional people $5. Reservations required. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or

2018 East Cobb Pigskin Preview presented by the East Cobb Area Council Cobb Chamber of Commerce. A special presentation to talk shop with East Cobb’s high school football coaches and their star players. $20/member. $30/general. 7:30-9am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: Ashley Warner, 770-859-2346, or

Chattahoochee Sunset Sips. Enjoy a night out with families and friends for a fabulous concert. Bring a picnic and grab a beverage or snack (beer and wine available for purchase). This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. 6:30-9:30pm. Free/members, $10/adults. $7/seniors and students ages 13-18. $6/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or