Before you gather around the Thanksgiving table, spend the week attending great events all around East Cobb. 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: cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. 9am-12 noon. Rain or shine. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY THROUGH DECEMBER 1
Good Mews Holiday Décor Market. Get started on your holiday shopping at the Good Mews annual Holiday Décor Market. Choose from festive fall décor, collectibles, ornaments and tree trimmings, knick-knacks and so much more! Proceeds go to Good Mews Animal Foundation, a cage free no-kill shelter for cats. Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 12-5pm. Free admission. Sandy Plains Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 202, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: goodmews.org.
Baby presented by Act 3 Productions. Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. Experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $16-33. Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More Info/Tickets: act3productions.org.
A Man and his Prostate starring Ed Asner. A one-man show from award-winning Mary Tyler Moore Show writer Ed Weinberger. This seriously funny show tells the true story of a sudden and unexpected trip to a foreign emergency room, brought to life by Asner’s unparalleled comedic talent. Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 3pm. $35-85. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N Park Square, Marietta. More info: earlsmithstrand.org.
Annual Gem and Mineral Show & Sale presented by Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Over 30 vendors will show a large selection of gems, fossils, rocks and bead supplies. Friday-Saturday: 10am6pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: cobbcountymineral.org.
Annual Sprayberry Arts & Crafts Show. Over 150 artists and crafters, raffle and great food. Santa’s Workshop for kids $3 (photo with Santa and the Sprayberry Elf, crafts, and face painting). Proceeds go to Sprayberry High School PTSA. Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm. Free. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3200 or email@example.com.
17th Annual Gobble Jog. MUST Ministries’ largest fundraiser. Peachtree qualifying race. Packet pick-up: Wednesday, November 27, 10am-6pm at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. Same day registration for untimed runners only beginning at 6:30am. 10K: 7:30am start; 5K Timed: 9:00am start; 5K Untimed: 9:30am start; 1K Fun Run/Walk: 8:45am start; Tot Trot ages 5 & under: 10:30am start. $20-40. Marietta Square, 50 E Park Square, Marietta. More info/to register: gobblejog.org
NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 31
Lights of Life. Millions of holiday light displays throughout the Life University campus. Pictures with Santa, pony rides. Seasonal drinks and snacks. Friday-Sunday: 6-10pm. Monday-Thursday: 6-9pm. $5-$10/car depending on day. $20/bus. Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: 678-331-4334 or life.edu/lights-of-life.