Put some pep in your step – it’s time for the 23rd 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.

Best of Atlanta Comedy presented by Laughing Skull Lounge. Features the funniest and most popular comedians based in Atlanta. 8-10pm. $20. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: www.earlsmithstrand.org or 770-293-0080.

Craft Beer Festival. Fundraiser offers a collection of beers crafted with hops, fruit, and herbs grown in the historic Root House Garden. Crafted by Marietta’s Red Hare Brewing Company, this limited release of beers will only be available during this special beer tasting. The first 100 tickets sold will receive a commemorative beer glass. Attendees will receive six 6 oz. drink tickets. Complimentary food samples provided by local restaurants will be available. Space is limited! Must be 21 or older to sample beers. 6-9pm. $35. William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: www.roothousemuseum.com/beer.

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.

The Georgia RV & Camper Show. Georgia’s biggest RV show. Come see new makes and models, talk to experts and find out what RV fits your needs, show discounts and on-site financing. Friday: 11am-7pm; Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm. $9/adults; $4/Children (6-15). Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.natcshows.com/rv.html or 770-279-9899.

Return To Fall presented by the Atlanta Ballet. The fall lineup includes Jiří Kylián’s signature celebrations of dancers’ physical limits, Return to a Strange Land, rising Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante, recognized for his emotionally-charged, purely neoclassical style, complements the program with a world premiere and a special performance by Czech National ballet of Vertigo, a pas de deux by Mauro Bigonzetti. Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 2pm & 8pm; Sunday: 2pm. $20-$130. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/ tickets: www.cobbenergycentre.com or 770-916-2800.

23rd 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.

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 Fall Crafts. 10:30am-3:30pm. Admission: $5 with a family cap at $20. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.

A Wrinkle In Time presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre Family Stage Series. It was a dark and stormy night. Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure–one that will threaten their lives and our universe. 11am. $10. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/ tickets: www.get.org.

Toy Box Trot 1 Mile Fun Run presented by The Marietta Museum of History as part of the Marietta StreetFest. Open to all ages both young and old and at the completion of the race, each race participate will select a toy of their choice. $20. Race begins at 8:15am. Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info/ registration: www.mariettastreetfest.com.

Godspell. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing in this musical. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $16-$27. Act 3 Productions, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More info: www.act3productions.org or 770-241-1905.

Georgia Dealers Stamp Show presented by the Stamp Dealers Association of Georgia. Saturday: 10am- 5pm. Sunday: 10am-3pm. Free admission. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: sefsc.org.

Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. A music festival hosting bands from across metro Atlanta to showcase local talent. Saturday: 3-9pm. Sunday: 1-5pm. Free. Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info: mariettagrassroots.org.

Marietta Streetfest presented by The Marietta Museum of History. Free activities for the whole family. Artisans, antique dealers, bands and soloists, children’s zone and the popular Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show (Saturday only). Free. Saturday: 9am-9pm. Sunday: 11am5pm. Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info: www.mariettastreetfest.com.

52nd Annual Roswell Arts Festival presented by the Roswell Recreation Association. Come out and enjoy artists and craftsmen from across the Southeast, local singers, children’s painting, sand art, and food vendors. Admission free. Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm. Historic Roswell Town Square, 610 Atlanta Street, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3253 or roswellartsfestival.com.

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 19-23
9 to 5: The Musical presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. A heartwarming comedy of friendship and revenge, based on the hit movie. Three working women take over their office and turn around their lives, to the tune of Dolly Parton’s snappy musical score. Wednesday: 7:30pm; Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. $28-$36. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: www.get.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: $10/ adults. $7/seniors and students ages 13-18; Free for members. $6/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770- 992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.

Sunday Funday presented by WellStar Health System. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music in the park. 4-6pm. Free. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.eastcobbpark.org.

Georgia State House of Representatives Candidate Forum: Meet the Candidates. Districts 43 and 45 candidates have been invited to participate. Free. 6:30pm. Dickerson Middles School Theater, 855 Woodlawn Drive NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info or to submit a question: Amanda Moulthrop at anmoulthrop@gmail.com.

8th Annual Cobb Library Foundation Booked for the Evening Gala. Featured guest, New York Times bestselling author, John Lescroart, presentation of the Jim & Carol Ney Literary Award, silent auction, refreshments and cocktails. 6:30pm. $150. Sewell Mill Cultural Arts Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/ tickets: www.cobblibraryfoundation.org.

North Georgia State Fair. Metro Atlanta’s largest fair. Enjoy rides, live music, and farm animals. Monday-Thursday: 4-11pm. Friday: 4pm-midnight. Saturday: 10am-midnight. Sunday: 12:30-10pm. $5/advance; $7/gate; free/under 10; $5/parking. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: northgeorgiastatefair.com or call 770-528- 8989.