Another week of winter? Here’s another week of fun-filled local events to keep your family on the go. For more ideas, click 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: www.cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
Family Fun Time at East Cobb Library. Family Fun Time is for families with children of all ages. Can include books, activities, a short film, parachute play, music and a craft. This program encourages a love of reading and learning as well as the use of fine and large motor skills. All story times require a participating adult. Free. Starts January 9. 3:30-4:15pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.
Little Listeners. Enjoy an interactive story time with your child that incorporates read a louds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. Ages 3-5 with a participating adult. Free. Starts January 9. 10:15-11am. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.
Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover ParkMarietta Square, 50 N Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
JANUARY 18-20, 23-27
Moonlight & Magnolias presented by the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. The ultimate “Hollywood secrets” insider story. Take a peek behind the camera as David O. Selznick, Victor Fleming, and Ben Hecht lock themselves in an office with a 5-day supply of peanuts and bananas to solve the near-disaster of Gone With the Wind. Show times: Wednesdays: 7:30pm; Thursdays-Saturdays: 8pm; Saturday 1/19 &1/26: 4pm; Sundays: 2:30pm. Tickets start at $26. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-641-1260 or www.get.org.
Foxtrotters Alumni Reunion Dance. The Class Act Band will perform. Get dressed up in your best dressy or semiformal attire and dance the night away. Ages 55 and over. Tickets: $10 at the door. 6:30-9:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: foxtrottersdanceclub.wordpress.com.
2019 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast. Featuring a host of fabulous artists from across the region and country. Artists include the KSU Jazz Parliament, Georgia Brass Band, and KSU Wind Ensemble. $50. Kennesaw State University School of Music, Bailey Performance Center, 488 Prillaman Way NW, Kennesaw or Carmichael Student Center, 395 Cobb Avenue NW, Kennesaw. More info: arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/trumpet_festival.php.
2019 Eddie Glennon Gameboree. The Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club will hold its annual winter banquet and fundraiser at the Marriott Northwest at Galleria. A gala reception, silent auction and raffle of Braves memorabilia begins at 5pm with the awards dinner and program following at 6:30pm. Tickets: $75/members; $80/Non-members. 5-9pm. Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, 200 Interstate North Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info: 770-416-4539 or www.atl400.org.
The Beach Boys: Then & Now. The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. 2:30pm. Tickets: $47-$120. Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.cobbenergycentre.com.
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission. More info: www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm.
Service Day at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Come help restore woodlands and wetlands during this afternoon of service. Will be working to remove invasive plants in and around the 127 acres to encourage native plant restoration. 1-4pm. Contact to reserve a spot for your family or group. Ages: 5-Adult; Registration required and open until Jan. 14, or until event has filled. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Get the F.A.C.T.S – A Human Trafficking Forum. January is human trafficking awareness month, and Atlanta is one of the largest hubs in for child trafficking in the country. Guest speakers include: Mary Frances Bowley (Wellspring Living), Courtney Veal (Cobb County Assistant D.A., SVU), Detective J.B. McFarland (Cobb County Police, SVU), and a special guest. 6:30-8pm. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.