September makes way for fall fun around East Cobb! Check out the great events around town below, and for even 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.
THROUGH NOVEMBER 2
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.
The Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. Nationally known published historians come to entertain and educate about various Civil War events. 7pm. First meeting is free. Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbcwrt.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lil’ Lambs Closet Consignment Sale. Proceeds go to benefit church ministries and community missions. Thursday: $5 Public preview: 2-8pm; Friday: 9am-7pm; Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Childcare available with reservations. More info: 770-429-7800 ext. 7805 or www.lil-lambs.org.
Marietta Square Art Walk. A self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Free. Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center, 4 Depot Street NE, Marietta. More info: www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.
SEPTEMBER 6 & 7
East Cobb’s Finest Kids Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 9am-12pm. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or www.spspkids.com.
Smoke on the Mountain. Tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 3pm & 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $20-$50. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: earlsmithstrand.org. More info/tickets: earlsmithstrand.org.
Farm Tour in Historic Roswell. Following normal market hours, Farmer Maxwell, will give a 45-minute tour of the garden as well as the greenhouse and compost area. 12:15-1pm. $5. Martin’s Garden at Coleman Farms, 410 Coleman Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: www.martinsgardenacf.com.
Hummingbird Banding presented by Smith-Gilbert Gardens (SGG). SGG has teamed up with Birdwatcher Supply to catch and band hummers! Once the birds have been banded they will sit on your hand for a second or two before flying away. Live demonstrations, crafts, games and a memorable experience. No on-site parking; shuttles run from Adams Park. 8-11am. Members: Free. Advance: $10/Adults; $8/Seniors; $5/Children 3– 17 & Military; Free/Children 2 and under. Day of admission: $15/Adults; $13/Seniors; $10/Children 3–17 & Military. Smith Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-919-0248 or smithgilbertgardens.com.
Truck-A-Palooza. A fun, and family-friendly and educational event. Police cars, SWAT trucks, fire engines, dump trucks, military vehicles, heavy construction vehicles and more. 10am-3:30pm. $5/person; $20/maximum per family. Town Center Mall (Lower parking lot by Sears), 400 Ernest W Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. More info: www.cobbcounty.org/public-safety/safety-village/news/truck-palooza-2019.
Sunday Funday presented by Wellstar East Cobb Health Park. A fun afternoon in the Park with live music performed by Loose Shoes. The YMCA will also be present with fun activities for the whole family, including yoga and Zumba classes, Soccer clinics, and kids arts and crafts. 4-6pm. Free. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.eastcobbpark.org.
Sundays on the River Concert featuring Shemekia Copeland. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the last concert of the summer. Cash bar available, no outside alcoholic beverages permitted. 7-9pm. Advanced tickets: $16/lawn seating; $20/table seating. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: www.chattnaturecenter.org.
7th Annual M.U.S.T. Charity Golf Tournament. Fun-filled day of golf and prizes raises funds to help neighbors in need. 2 Flights: Morning registration 7am, Shotgun start 8am; Afternoon registration: 11:30am, Shotgun start: 1:30pm. $225/person, $800/foursome. Pinetree Country Club, 3400 McCollum Parkway NW, Kennesaw. More info: Angie Bolton email@example.com or mustministries.org/golf.
First Monday Breakfast presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Guest speaker Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. 7:30- 9am. General admission: $60; Members: $35 online. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or cobbchamber.org.
Probe College Fair. Hundreds of colleges from across the nation exhibit to reach thousands of Georgia high school juniors and seniors. 6pm. Free. Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.gaprobe.org.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chattahoochee Sunset Sips. Enjoy a night out with families and friends for a fabulous concert. Bring a picnic and grab a beverage or snack (beer and wine available for purchase). This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. 7-9:30pm. 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.
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.