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.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. This electrifying show takes audience members on an action-packed journey with Percy Jackson, a student with dyslexia and ADHD, who perseveres through the obstacles that challenge him as he learns the almighty superpower of being himself. Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 2pm & 8pm; Sunday: 1pm. Tickets: $45 to $75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 800-745-3000 or cobbenergycentre.com.
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.
5-K9 Run hosted by The Northeast Cobb Business Association. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase a specially trained comfort dog for Cobb County DA’s office of Children & Elderly Abuse Court. Bring your dog to walk or run with you! 7am – Registration; 8am – Race begins; 8:45am – Puppy Trot (ages 8 and under, must be accompanied by an adult). Registration: $25 for 5K, $10 for Puppy Trot. Register online at www.northeastcobbba.com or active.com. Race begins at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info/sponsorship: 770-377-0072.
Trot to Clot 5K. Families and pets are invited to join at The Battery to help send children to Camp Wannaklot, Georgia’s only summer camp for boys and girls impacted by an inherited bleeding disorder. Runners are welcome to join and will be placed at the front of the start line before the 5K begins. 8am. $25. The Battery, 800 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta. More info: classy.org/event/trot-to-clot-at-the-battery/e219090.
9th Annual Roswell Lavender Festival. Inspired by Barrington Hall’s own lavender queen, Evelyn Simpson, a descendant of Barrington. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and will feature the many varieties, uses and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. Demonstrations, children’s activities, vendors, food samples, music and many more surprises. 10am-5pm. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell 30075. More info: roswellgov.com or 770-640-3855.
29th Annual Creeper’s Car Show. There will be a swap meet, door prizes, music and food and a 25 Creeper’s/ Sponsor’s Choice Awards. 8am-3pm. $5; Children under 12 free. All proceeds will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Special Olympics of Georgia. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: creeperscarclub.org.
Balsam Range with The Atlanta Pops Ensemble presented by Live! In Roswell Series. Balsam Range has become one of the bluegrass genre’s most award-winning acts in recent years, garnering 10 International Bluegrass Media Association Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums. 8pm. $30. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-594-6232 or roswellpresents.com.
Smyrna Summer Concert Series featuring Sugar Lime Blue. Sugar Lime Blue is redefining Americana. They draw from Jazz, Blues, and Country to create a purely unique sound. 7pm. Free or tables available to reserve $30/ residents $40/non-residents. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. More info: 678-631-5540 or www.smyrnacity.com.
JUNE 8 & 22 & JULY 13 & 27
Marietta Square Artists Market features artwork created by juried artists showcasing the best of local work. 9am-2pm. Mill Street near Marietta Square. More info: www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.
Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies. Enjoy a family friendly morning with exclusive access to the butterfly encounter where you can enjoy a light breakfast, experience several species of butterflies in the CNC’s Butterfly Encounter tent and explore the grounds prior to opening. Register by June 6– Limited Spaces. 10am-12pm. Ages 4+: $25 general public; Members: $15. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 x237, or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Sundays on the River Concert featuring Freddy & Francine. A unique sound of catchy melodies and sweet harmonies with a dash of pop. 7pm. Tickets: $16 for lawn seating, $20 for table seating. Cash bar available, no outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/ tickets: www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Green Screen Magic. Get started on compositing images with Photoshop and Premiere in this beginner class. From basic recording setup to finalizing an effect on a computer, learn how to composite both video and photos as well as how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. This class is open to adults and teens, ages 13 and up. 6-7pm. Free, no registration necessary. Video Studio at Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2711
Kids’ Art Smart – Chalk Universe! Learn about the history and science of chalk while creating your own constellation or solar system to take home and working on a giant chalk mural. Wear your chalking clothes for this out-of-the-world experience. Age group: 3-5 and an adult caregiver. 11am-12pm. Free; no registration required. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: 770-528-2524