Put some pep in your step – it’s time for the 24th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival! But that’s not all happening around East Cobb this week. Check out a few of our favorite events! For more to do, 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.

Brown Bag Concerts. Grab a lunch from around the square or bring your own and enjoy a concert in Glover
Park. Noon. Free. Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info: www.mariettaga.gov/193/Brown-Bag-Concerts.

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: www.mariettahistory.org.

SEPTEMBER 13-15 & 18-22
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a wealthy Southern family faces a shattering revelation in one night that will strip all pretense away from their lives. It’s the ultimate American portrait of a dysfunctional family. Times vary by date see website for showtimes. $29-$53. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: www.get.org.

SEPTEMBER 13-15 & 20-22
12 Angry Jurors. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become angry. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $19-$22. Act 3 Productions, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More info: www.act3productions.org or 770-241-1905.

In The Heights. In this Tony award-winning musical, encounter the many colorful residents of Washington Heights — a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change. Friday-Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. $30-$40. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets: www.theatreinthesquare.net or 770-426-4800.

Smoke N Guns Charity Boxing Event. This entertaining, action-packed evening will feature Cobb County police officers versus firefighters. The event is sanctioned by the USA Boxing Association. Doors open at 6pm. $23. Coca-Cola Roxy at The Battery, 800 Battery Avenue, Suite 500, Atlanta. Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com. More info: www.cocacolaroxy.com.

24th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival. Come see the largest parade in Cobb County! Bring a bag to grab all the candy thrown by parade participants. Entertainment, food and fun activities for the whole family. Free. The EAST COBBER Parade begins at 10am. EAST COBBER Festival immediately follows the parade 11am-3pm: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-640-7070 or eastcobber.com.

Wright Environmental Education Center Self-Guided Tour. Open to the public, guests are free to walk the trails and enjoy self-guided tours. 9am-1pm. Free. Wright Center, 2661 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: judybeard1@gmail.com.

KinderMart Children’s Consignment Sale benefits Smyrna FUMC Preschool/Kindergarten. Friday: 9:30am-7pm, no strollers before 11am; Saturday: 9am-12pm. Many items 1⁄2 price on Saturday. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna. More info: www.kindermartsale.com.

Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten (RUMCK) Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-2pm, no strollers before noon; Saturday: 8am-12pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Building B, Roswell. More info: 770-853-2333 or www.rumc.com/rumck-consignment-sale.

Bourbon Tasting & BBQ. Join H.A.S. (Helping Athletes Score) Foundation in raising money to provide need based scholarships to young athletes to participate in recreational team sports in our community. An evening of bourbon, live music, and a silent auction. 6:30pm. $80/with bourbon tasting; $60/without bourbon tasting. Demesti Park, 3550 Knight Road, Marietta. More info/tickets: hasfoundation.org.

Real Men Sing is a one-day a cappella vocal harmony clinic for middle and high school young men. The event is sponsored by the Big Chicken Chorus. The Clinic begins at 1pm. $5 includes dinner, t-shirt, education and music scores. The day concludes with a free concert open to the community. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: bigchickenchorus.org.

Cobb County Restaurant Week. Local restaurants celebrate their culinary talents, cuisine and atmospheres. 3-course prix fixe lunch/dinner menus: $15-35. Reservations are accepted and encouraged. See participating restaurants and details at travelcobb.org/cobb-county-restaurants/cobb-restaurant-week.

Family Fun Day: Back to Your Roots Farm Fair. Meet live farm animals and real farmers, learn about local food, explore harvesting, and so much more. Unity Garden Guided Hike to see herbs, veggies, and greens growing during the harvest season. 12-4pm. Admission: Free/members; $10/adults; $7/seniors and students ages 13-18; $6/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770- 992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.

Family Safety Day. Join Revved Up Kids for a two hour personal safety/self-defense workshops for K-5th grade, and a host of other resources and activities. The workshops will teach participants to recognize unsafe people, avoid dangerous situations, and escape attackers. Full force self-defense tactics practice is included. All participants must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult chaperone. 1-3pm. $30/child; parents attend free. McCleskey/East Cobb YMCA,1055 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.revvedupkids.org.

Cops & Kids Golf Tournament benefits Fraternal Order of the Police’s Cops & Kids Christmas events in December and to help with paying reduced lunch fees that parents can’t afford. Day includes green fees, cart, breakfast, lunch, awards & swag bag. 8am-4pm; Registration: 7am. $125/individual; $500/foursome. Governors Towne Golf Club, 4200 Governors Towne Club Drive, Acworth. More info: birdeasepro.com/copsandkids2019.

Divine Children’s Show Boutique Overstock and Consignment Sale. Preview show Tuesday: 1-8pm, for volunteers, consignors, and new moms; New moms need to register online for Tuesday preview. Wednesday: 9:30am-9pm; Thursday: 9:30am-1pm. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: www.dcskids.com or divineconsignshowatlanta@yahoo.com.

Women Composers Concert presented by the Cobb Wind Symphony. 3pm. Free, donations accepted. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: cobbwindsymphony@yahoo.com.