Cooler weather is in full effect and the leaves are starting to coat our yards- fall is finally here! Check out these local events to get out and enjoy this week. 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:

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 and Sunday 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year (Sundays from May-October). Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or

Sports Memorabilia Exhibit. The “An American Sports Empire” is a special exhibit highlighting the private collection of sports memorabilia showcasing A.G. Spalding, his company and early American sports’ history. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. $7/Adults; $5/Students & Seniors; Free/Active Military, Members & Children under 5. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info:

Gardening 101 Lunch and Learn. Join Master Gardener, Ellen Shelnutt, as she shares general landscaping basics such as what to plant in sun versus shade, the importance of soil testing, avoiding invasive species, pruning basics, mulching, annuals and perennials for Georgia, and more. Master Gardener, Cobb County Water Lab Training Room, 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info:

Sedalia Park Fall Festival. This is a fun night to bring family and friends to eat dinner, play games, shop with our vendors, and win big in the basket raffle! 5-8pm. Free admission. Sedalia Park Elementary School, 2230 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

18th Annual “Fall Into Crafts” Marketplace sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Women. Over 40 exhibitors, silent auction, door prizes and food! Proceeds benefit the missions of the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. Free. Friday: 11am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-4pm. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info:

Cobb Library Book Sale includes books for all ages in both hardcover and paperback, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Prices range from 10 cents to $4. Proceeds will enable the library staff to purchase new materials, including books and DVDs. Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: 1pm-5pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or

OCTOBER 11-13, 17-19
Point Of Order. A comedy presented by Centerstage North. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2pm. Mountain View Arts Alliance benefit shows: $20. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/tickets: 770-528-2320 or

Fall Farm Days presented by Roswell Garden Club & Archibald Smith Plantation. Fun for the whole family featuring artisan exhibits and demonstrations of life on a 19th century farm. 11am-3pm. Free. Open House Tours: $5 (children under 12 free). Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. More Info:

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Speakeasy Fundraiser. A 1920’s New Orleans speakeasy fundraising experience, dress as a flapper or gangster and party like it’s illegal. There will be music, dancing, gambling, and all-you-caneat and drink Louisiana-style. 7pm. $125 (deadline 10/5). Roswell location will be revealed after you purchase tickets. More info/tickets: or 770-641-1260.

OCTOBER 12 & 13
Chalktoberfest presented by Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Featuring over 80 professional chalk artists from around the world will bring the streets to life! The Craft Beer Festival, in conjunction, will include more than 120 different craft beers. Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm. Craft Beer Festival only on Saturday 12-5pm. Free. Historic Marietta Square, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info:

8th Annual Harvest on the Hooch Taste Fest. A farm-totable taste fest. Celebrate the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden with food, family fun, outdoor yard games, prizes, scavenger hunt, live music, alpacas and goats. Beer and wine available. Ticket sales support the nature center’s Unity Garden, which supplies fresh produce to North Fulton Community Charities Food Pantry. 1-5pm. VIP Pre-Event: $100; Adults: $50/advance, $65/day of event; children: $15; 10 and under: free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

Eastminster Presbyterian Sunday in the Park. Worship, lunch (burgers, hot dogs, and dessert), kid’s games, face painting, balloons and more. 10am-1pm. (BBQ only); Saturday: 10am-4pm. Free. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. For more info:

Atlanta Country Club Cruise the Course for a Cure. Grab a friend and walk the 5-mile course. All proceeds support It’s The Journey/Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Check in: 8:30am; Walk: 9am. $30. Atlanta Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/ registration:

28th Annual East Cobb Wine and Vine Market presented by East Cobb Civitans, Georgia District Civitan Foundation and the Friends for the East Cobb Park benefiting East Cobb Park and charities of the East Cobb Civitan Club. Silent auction and wine tasting. Sponsorships available. $25 must be 21 years old. 6-8:30pm. Olde Towne Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Roswell Kids Fall Festival presented by Roswell United Methodist Church. Enjoy some fall festival fun. 5-7pm. Free. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Corner parking lot, Mimosa Boulevard and Magnolia Street, Roswell. More info: