Pumpkins are popping up everywhere, crisp Fall weather is kicking in and the calendar is filled with frightful fun – must be October! For even more to do, check out our online calendar 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.
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. 6:30-9:30pm. $35/advance; $40/if available at the door. William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/ tickets: www.roothousemuseum.com/beer.
Glover Park Concert Series featuring Men in Blues. 8pm (rain or shine). Free. Only blankets and lawn chairs are allowed inside of Glover Park. Tables may be reserved. $55 for six and $65 for eight. Glover Park, 50 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5601 or mariettaga.gov.
SEPTEMBER 27 & 28
Fall Native Plant Sale. Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your plant questions. Purchase beauty berries, azaleas, hazelnuts, buckeyes, ferns, foam flowers, ground covers, evergreens, and a variety of butterfly-attractors in full bloom plus veggies for your winter harvest. 10am-5pm. Admission is free to the horticulture area, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse. 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.
12 Angry Jurors. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an openand-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.
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 before 9/19; $7/gate; free/under 10; $5/parking. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: northgeorgiastatefair.com or call 770-528- 8989.
36th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show. Seminars and exhibits on flooring, siding, patios, appliances, and other home improvement subjects. Friday is Free for active military personnel, veterans, police, fire and first responders, educators and school employees with valid ID presented at the box office. Friday: 10am-6pm (Free for educators and school employees with valid ID); Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm. $8/advance; $10/at the door; free/seniors (65 & older) & children (12 & under). Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-998-9800 or fallatlantahomeshow.com.
Little Shoppe of Monsterama. An Atlanta convention that celebrates the fantastic in film, literature and art. Performances, demonstrations, gaming, exhibits and much more. Tickets: $45/weekend online. Marriott Alpharetta, 5750 Windward Parkway. More info: monsteramacon.com.
Sunday Funday presented by WellStar East Cobb Health Park. A fun afternoon in the park with live music performed by Men in Blues. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music. 4-6pm. Free. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.eastcobbpark.org.
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 6
60th Annual Atlanta AAUW Book Fair presented by American Association of University of Women, (AAUW). Over 75,000 gently used books at bargain prices. Profits are used for scholarships, fellowships and community programs. Special opening night, Monday: 6-9pm. ($10). Open daily starting Tuesday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 12noon-7pm. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or bookfairaauw.org.
East Cobb Business Association (ECBA) Expo & Networking Event. A great networking event for both members and non-members. A valuable venue for local companies to promote and showcase their business. Drawings, giveaways, free food and much more. 4:30-7:30pm. Free. Olde Towne Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway. To register visit eastcobbba.com. More info: 770-578-3555.
7th Annual Strand Golf Classic benefits The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre. Check-in: 9am; Shotgun start: 10am. Foursomes: $750. City Club of Marietta Golf Course, 510 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: earlsmithstrand.org or 770-293-0080.