Another week of winter? Here’s another week of fun-filled local events to keep your family on the go.
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Tara Vaughn’s SHE ROCKS: The Women of Rock Concert presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Multi-talented musician Tara Vaughan (from the band that brought us Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience) takes us on a rockin’ ride through the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the hits of the world’s greatest female rockers. Backed by an all-star band. Thursday & Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 4pm & 8pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. $28-$36. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/Tickets: www.get.org.
Building Healthy Soil at the Wright Environmental Center. The Master Gardeners invite you to their open house at the Wright Environmental Center where Cris Force will speak on Building Healthy soil. Cris and Linda Hlozansky won the top prize in June from the International Master Gardener Association’s annual competition for their experiment in increasing sweet potato yield by improving the soil in which they grew. 9am-12 noon. Free. Wright Environmental Center, 2663 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.com.
Understanding Birth. Bring your partner along on this four-week, weekend journey through childbirth including labor and delivery, breathing and relaxation, hospital procedures and Cesarean birth. 6-9pm. $55. WellStar/East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road, Marietta/
East Cobb. More info/to register: 770-956-STAR (7827)
JANUARY 17-19, 22
Moonlight & Magnolias. 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: Wednesday 1/22: 11:30am; Fridays-Saturdays: 7:30pm; Sundays: 2:30pm. $22.50-$30. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/Tickets: www.theatreinthesquare.net.
32nd Annual Polar Bear Run. An official Peachtree Qualifier, this race is a road race featuring a flat course in East Cobb and an electric disposable chip timing device system. The race will be held rain, snow or shine. 2K Fun Run: 8am; 5K Race: 8:30am; Cub Runs (ages 4-5): 9:15am; Cub Dash (ages 2-3): 9:30am. Register online at Itsyourrace.com. 5K & 2K: $30; Cub events (ages 2-5): $25. Phantom racer: $35 (no sweat-just T-shirt). Proceeds benefit High School Student Music Mission Trip Participants. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.polarbear-run.com.
Pop-In for Family Fun at the Marietta Museum of History. Crafts and activities will be provided to create a fun learning environment that explores different topics of history with a local focus. This month’s theme is Puzzles. 10:30am-3:30pm. $5/person; $20/family cap. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.
Recycling Day at Pope High School. Metal, electronics, paint, paper shredding – $10 minimum donation for unlimited electronics and metal – additional fees for TV and monitors, paint, shedding and other items. Pick up available within 5 miles of Pope High School for additional fee. Proceeds benefit Pope High School Band. 9am-4pm. Prices vary by item. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.popeband.com/recycle.html.
Schoolhouse Rock Live presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. The pop culture phenomenon of the 1970s moves from your TV screen to the stage in brilliant color, with all the catchy musical numbers you remember! A nervous teacher learns how to capture students’ imaginations with songs about history, civics, science, math, and grammar. Saturday: 11am; $10. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/Tickets: www.get.org.
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. We will be working to remove invasive plants in and around our 127 acres to encourage native plant restoration. 1-4pm. Ages 5-Adult; Registration required and open until January 13, or until event has filled. Free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Thyme to Read: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Discussion facilitated by Beth St. Jean. 10:15-11:15am. Free. Cobb Water Lab, 660 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.com.
KSU Voice Faculty Recital. The talented members of the KSU voice faculty present a special recital. 8pm. $5-$10. Kennesaw State University, Morgan Concert Hall at the Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: arts.kennesaw.edu/music.