Summer fun is heating up all around East Cobb. If you’re looking for something to do with your dad this weekend, a way to beat the heat, or ideas to get out of the house, we’ve got them here. For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.
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: cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
Garden Tour at Barrington Hall. Discover how the gardens have been restored, receive gardening tips and learn about heirloom and native plants. Free tour of the historic gardens at Barrington Hall. Begins at the main house back porch. No reservations are necessary. 9:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: roswellgov.com.
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Brew with a View sponsored by Red Hare Brewery. Come out for live music, drinks and a crystal clear view of the square and Kennesaw Mountain from the Cobb Terrace. No cover charge. Age 21+. 7-11pm. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads and cheese. Free. Saturday: 9am-12pm; Sunday: 12-3pm. Historic Marietta Square, 65 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.
Christian Movie Night. Enjoy a different movie every week with popcorn, candy and soda. 7pm. Admission free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Room 272/274, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Debbie.Dellano@jfbc.org.
EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
A Raisin in the Sun. Meet the Younger family the day before they are getting a $10,000 insurance check from the death of the father, Walter Younger. Tensions increase as each member of the family tries to get their own way, eventually threatening to break apart their foundation completely. Thursday & Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. $25+. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or www.theatreinthesquare.net.
THROUGH JUNE 23
Oliver! presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. June 7 & 8: 8pm; June 9: 2pm; June 13-15: 8pm; June 16: 2pm; June 20 & 21: 8pm; June 22: 2pm & 8pm; June 23: 2pm. $36-$58. Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Pan. Summer camp encore performances. 7pm. Tickets: $25. Spoken Images Theatre Company, 3378 Canton Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.spitheatre.com.
Fast and Furry 5K. Enjoy running a 5K with your pooch to benefit Cobb Animal Shelter. The course runs along County Services Road, with awards for fastest dog and also humans. 8am. $30. 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta between County Services and Callaway Road. More info: www.cobbanimalcontrol.org.
Community Yard Sale. Donate your new and used items to Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team and they will sell them for a 100% donation to Homeless Pets Foundation or come shop! Items include: clothing, home decor, household items, small scale furniture, etc. 8am-12pm. Free. Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team Office, 2249 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-585-8881.
Pop-In for Family Fun. Explore the museum in a whole new way! Crafts and activities will be provided to create a fun learning environment that explores different topics of history with a local focus. June’s theme is “Cultures of Cobb.” July’s theme is “Aviation/Space Exploration.” 10:30am-3:30pm. Admission: $5 with a family cap at $20. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.
Civil War Music Program. Join musicians and living historians as they demonstrate the important role that music played in the civil war. 11am-3pm. Free. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-4686 or www.nps.gov/kemo.
Family Promise of Cobb County 4th Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser to support the mission to assist homeless and low-income families with children residing in Cobb County. It is a day filled with golf, friends and food. $150 per golfer; $600 for a foursome. 7:30am: Check-in; 9am: Shotgun start. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: familypromisecobbcounty.org.
JUNE 18 & 19
Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Class presented by Safe America. If you are already driving but want to lower the cost of your car insurance or if you’ve gotten a traffic ticket and need to take a defensive driving class, this class is for you. 6-hour class taught by certified instructors. 6-9pm. Court ordered/point reduction: $95. Insurance rate reductions only: $30. Safe America Foundation, 2000 First Drive, Suite 310, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org.
JUNE 21 & 22
Cobb County Rodeo. Professional cowboys and cowgirls compete for championship points. Events include bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping and barrel racing, trick riders and the rodeo clowns! 8pm. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/children. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: www.cobbcountyrodeo.com.