Summer is underway as we jump into June! Make the most of your week with these great activities in and around East Cobb. 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: www.cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
Pop-In Preschool Storytime. Bring your preschooler for a fun, interactive storytime that includes fingerplays and movement activities, too! 10:30am. Free. Ages 3-5. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2711.
Gritter Baby Storytime. Introduce your baby to the world of reading through finger plays, bouncing rhymes, music and books. 10:15 am. Free; No registration required. Ages Birth-18 months. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-528-2524.
Toddler Tadpoles is for children ages 1-2. It lasts 20-25 minutes and can include stories, finger plays, bean bags, shaker eggs, lots of music, and fun. 10:15am. Free; No Registration required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730.
TUESDAY AND SATURDAY
Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10/ Adult, $6/Child (3-12), $7/Senior 65+, $7/ Student (Ages 13 -18), Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Family Fun Time is for families with children of all ages. It lasts 40-50 minutes and can include books, activities, a short film, parachute play, music, and a craft. 3:30-4:15pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730.
The Gritters Knitters. Do you knit, crochet, or work with yarn in anyway? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your yarn and yourself. Fridays: 11am-1pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524.
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Brew with a View sponsored by Red Hare Brewery. Come out for live music, drinks and a crystal clear view of the square and Kennesaw Mountain from the Cobb Terrace. No cover charge. Age 21+. 7-11pm. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Free. Saturday: 9am-12pm; Sunday: 12-3pm. Historic Marietta Square, 65 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.
THROUGH MAY 31
Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits. Head outdoors this spring for our nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. The exhibit stations focus on the science of water – how it moves, how it is used. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at the STEM stations. Expand your creative mind and your vocabulary when you visit Eco-Tinker! Members Free. $10/Adult, $6/Child, Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Glover Park Concert Series: 7 Sharp 9. The Glover Park Concert Series is held in Marietta the last Friday evening of each month, April through September. Only blankets and lawn chairs are allowed inside of Glover Park. Tables, tarps and plastic ground coverings are prohibited. Free. 8pm. More info: 770-794-5601 or visit www.mariettaga.gov/concerts.
MAY 31-JUNE 9
A Raisin in the Sun. Meet the Younger family the day before they are getting a $10,000 insurance check from the death of the father, Walter Younger. Tensions increase as each member of the family tries to get their own way, eventually threatening to break apart their foundation completely. Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. $25+. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or www.theatreinthesquare.net.
Art Walk on the Marietta Square. A walking tour that celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural arts scene, showcasing local artists and performers along sidewalks throughout Historic Downtown Marietta. Performance, dance, and visual art permeate every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square. Free. 5-9pm. Marietta Square, North Park Square, Marietta. More info: www.mariettacalendar.com.
Tragedy and Rebirth performed by the Georgia Philharmonic. The final concert of the season will showcase Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. 7pm. Tickets: $10-25. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info: 404-500-9276 or www.georgiaphilharmonic.org.
20th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. Live butterfly releases and butterfly encounter. The festival will also include plants available for sale in addition to arts and crafts, face painting, and vendors. Food trucks and cold treats available. Saturday: 10am-3pm. Sunday: 12-5pm. General Public: $12; Members: $8; Free/Ages 2 and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
90th Annual Atlanta Radio Club Hamfest. One of the longest running gatherings of radio amateurs for buying, selling, demonstrating, exhibiting, and swapping of equipment, with new and used equipment as well as parts. 8am-3pm. Tickets: $8/adults. Free/ ages 17 and under and Scouts in uniform. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. More info: www.atlantahamfest.org.
National Learn to Row Day. Atlanta Rowing Club will hold an open-house event with boathouse tours, rowing demonstrations on land machines, and short sessions in racing hulls. All ages welcome. Free. 9am-12pm. Atlanta Junior Rowing Association, 245 Azalea Drive, Roswell. More info: www.atlantarow.org/nltr.
Family Movies: The Iron Giant (PG). Hogarth Hughes just rescued an enormous robot that fell from the stars to Earth. Now young Hogarth has one very big friend and an even bigger problem: how do you keep a 50-foot-tall, steel-eating giant a secret? 7-8:30pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: cobbcat.org.
Drivers Education presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education. 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel. This program meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. 8am-4pm. $385. Offered in multiple locations including Dodgen Middle School (1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta), Kell High School (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta) Pope High School (3001 Hembree Road, Marietta). More info: 770-429-3170 or www.mariettacommunityschool.com.