A Lacrosse Fest, Lifeguard class, and plenty of local events keep you busier than a leprechaun looking for gold! For even more to do around town, visit our events 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: 678-355-3413.



Yoga. This class will help create body awareness, strengthen and stretch muscles and tissues, improve balance, posture and coordination. Appropriate for all levels of students. 12:15-1:15pm. $82.50 (April 4-June 20). WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-956-7827 or wellstar.org.



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 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.



Tai Chi. A mind-body practice that has its roots in ancient China, designed to cultivate the body’s vital energy (known as “chi”) and improve the flow of this energy through the body. 12-1pm. $67.50 (April 6-June 22). WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-956-7827 or wellstar.org.



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



Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.



My First Story Time. This structured program lasts 15 to 30 minutes and is for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 15 months and their parent or caregiver. There will be an additional 10 to 15 minutes for the babies to interact with each other, and parents or caregivers. 10:15-10:45am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-4964 or cobbcat.org.

5th Annual Water Drop Dash 5K. This 5k is a fast, flat course along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River in Roswell. This event will kick-off national Water Sense Fix a Leak Week and encourages metro Atlanta residents to conserve water and check their plumbing fixtures for leaks. 7am:  Packet Pickup; 8am: Water Drop Dash 5k; 8:45am: Kid’s Fun Run; 9am: Awards and Family Water Festival.  Individual 5K – $40.  Kid’s Fun Run – $15 (Parents are welcome to walk/run with kids at no additional cost).  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.  More info: 404-463-3254 or waterdropdash.com.

The Military Family Support Center On-site Sale. This sale is available to retired veterans and active duty personnel and their families who have been granted commissary privileges. The sale features grocery goods sold at cost plus a 5 percent surcharge, and features a stock assortment of about 1,000 items including fresh meat, fresh produce, chilled and frozen items. Thurs-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat.: 9am-4pm. Military Family Support Center, 1901 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta.

Walton Band Recycling Fundraiser. Items accepted include: paint, aluminum, electronics, wiring, home appliances, metal furniture, for a detailed complete list of items visit waltonband.org/. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: fundraising@waltonband.org or waltonband.org. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30068.

All 4 Kids Consignment Sale. All 4 Kids Consignment Sale includes 400 sellers. Bring a laundry basket with along belt or rope tied to it to help carry all of your goodies while you shop as no baskets are provided. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta.

KinderMart Spring/Summer Children’s Consignment Sale. Save big on children’s clothes, swimming gear, toys, baby needs & equipment, books, sporting goods & much more! Financial contributions for this sale will support the Sarah Davidson Scholarship Fund and donations will benefit church outreach and Must Ministries. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Many items half price on Saturday. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna 30080.

Lil’ Blessings Spring & Summer Consignment Sale. This sale will include gently used children, Jr., and maternity clothes, toys, books, infant items (furniture, accessories, etc.), games, sports equipment, DVD’s, and so much more! Saturday: 9am-1pm. Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N Main St, Kennesaw, GA 30144. More info: 770-427-3109 or www.kfbc.org/consignment

Lakeshore Learning Event – Rockin’ & Learnin’. This event features music and learning fun with activities inspired by Pete the Cat! *Dance and play during music and movement activities *Create cool guitar crafts and cat hats *Listen and sing along to Pete the Cat stories Contact your local Lakeshore Learning Store. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta.

Tossed Out Treasures. The 26th annual Tossed Out Treasures, presented by the Sandy Springs Society, returns to 6337 Roswell Road, Friday and Saturday, March 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the City Center Shopping Center. The upscale resale event offers deep bargains on gently-used high-end home décor, jewelry, silver, crystal, sports equipment, art, furniture, clothing, and more. The event opens with a Preview Party on Thursday, March 16. Tickets are $30 advance and $35 at the door. Admission to the show Friday and Saturday is free. To purchase tickets visit www.sandyspringssociety.org.

Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone. The magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary and Marietta Museum of History is the first location in Georgia to host this exhibit. Saturday: 10am-4pm.  Admission: $7/Adult; $5/Seniors, Students.  Museum Members and Children 5 and under are free. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street #200, Marietta More info: 770-794-5710 or MariettaHistory.org.

Lacrosse Fire TV to provide all-day coverage again in 2017. For AJO4LAX 2016 recap and top plays, go to AJO4LAX 2016 Highlights and AJO4LAX Fest 2016 Recap. Eight Area HS Lacrosse Teams to Play for More Than a W on the field it goes without saying that the eight teams participating in this year’s AJO4Lax Fest will be pulling out all the stops to notch a victory. But just as in the previous ten seasons, they’ll also be lending their support to a non-profit organization with close ties to the local lacrosse community. Saturday, March 18 marks the 11th anniversary of the AJO4LAX Fest. This year’s event at Pope High School stadium features marathon lacrosse action at the highest level of competition: 10am Lassiter v. Westminster; 12:30pm Walton v. Lambert; 3pm Lovett v. Buford; 5:30pm Pope v. Johns Creek. Tickets ($7 adults and $3 children) cover admission to all four games. Proceeds help to fund college scholarships and grants. The Andrew J. Oswald Memorial Fund LTD is a 501(C)-3 organization established to honor the memory of Andrew Oswald, a star Pope High School varsity attackman who tragically died in a single-vehicle automobile accident in 2005. The annual AJO4LAX Fest takes its name from combining Andrew’s initials, the #4 game jersey he wore, and his passion for lacrosse. Recipients of renewable AJO4LAX scholarships are announced at the end of each season. They are awarded to student athletes who’ll continue playing lacrosse at the college level. The Fund also makes grants to deserving area varsity and youth lacrosse programs, provides low-cost lacrosse equipment rentals, and sponsors teen safety initiatives. For sponsorship information, to make a tax-deductible donation, or to request a scholarship application, contact Bruce or Kathleen Oswald, 2702 Long Lake Terrace, Roswell 30075. (678) 777-3041the_oswalds@ajo4lax.com or visit www.ajo4lax.com.

Learn to Row Summer Camp Sneak Peek. Looking for a unique summer activity for your teen or preteen? At this free event, Atlanta Junior Rowing Association offers Learn to Row Camps all summer long! Join us for our summer camp Sneak Peak and information meeting on March 18 to learn about our club, camps, and year-round programs! 10am-11am. AJRA Boathouse, 245 Azalea Drive, Roswell 30075. (770) 835-5769 or www.ajracrew.com.

AJO4LAX Fest 2017. AJO4LAX Fest 2017 hosted by Pope High School in memory of Andrew J. Oswald, a Pope Lacrosse standout who died in 2005 from injuries sustained in a car accident.  Ten top rated lacrosse teams will play each other starting at 10am.  $7/adults. $3/children. Ticket is good for all 5 games.  Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Oswald Memorial Fund, and fund college scholarships, grants to youth and high school lacrosse programs, as well as a partnership with SafeAmerica in support of teen safe driving initiatives.  Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta/East Cobb.  More info:  678-777-3041, the_oswalds@ajo4lax.com, or ajo4lax.com.

Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids Event. Lakeshore Learning Stores provide fun, free crafts every Saturday from 11am-3pm. Visit Bit.ly/freecraftsforkids for the featured craft of the week or call your local Lakeshore Learning store for more details! Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta.

GSO Jazz! Sam Skelton and the GSO JAZZ! will return to the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square to present music of the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band at 8 p.m. on March 18th. The One O’Clock Lab Band: “Seven Grammy nominations! Multitudes of great composers, performers, and educators all throughout the music world. Over 60 recordings and a tradition that just keeps swingin’…” The March 18th performance will present the GSO JAZZ! big band, which is known for playing jazz standards, swing, and contemporary compositions. Bandleader and saxophonist Sam Skelton has recorded with Elton John, Matchbox 20, Train, and The Ohio Players, among others. GSO JAZZ! is part of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra organization. 8pm-10pm. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.


MARCH 18-19

The Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show at Bulloch Hall. The Quilt Show is a tradition in North Fulton County and across Georgia. Enjoy a delightful variety of quilts on display throughout Bulloch Hall. 10am-4pm. Meet the Artist reception with Elizabeth Barton, Sunday, March 19, 2-4pm. $8/adults. $7/seniors. $6/child, 6-18. MondaySaturday: Sunday: 1-4pm. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 or bhqgshow@ gmail.com.

American Craft Council Atlanta Show with more than 225 of the top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the country. Friday: 10am-8pm; special Friday evening admission: $5 after 5pm. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 11am-5pm. $13/ticket. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 612-206-3100, craftcouncil.org/atlanta.

Smoke on the Mountain. 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. Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:30pm. Tickets: $22-$45. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 and theatreinthesquare.net

Damn Yankees. This event is presented by Pebblebrook High School. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. Thurs-Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm. $20 + fees. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8490.



Greg Tamblyn: A Healthy Dose of Comic Relief. Get a healthy dose of conscious comic relief! Enjoy an afternoon of hilarious, heartfelt musical musings and mindful mischief. Greg’s songs and stories impart empowering life messages and spiritual insights through the right-brain doorway of music and laughter. It’s “Ha Ha” with an “Aha!” Elevate your endorphins, amplify your amusement, and improve your digestion with with hilarious songs and stories that help us celebrate the best in ourselves, and laugh at the rest of ourselves. They’re like WD-40 for our relationships, our moments of confusion, the things we want to accomplish in life, and our connection to the Big Mystery. Remember: ten minutes of laughter is worth an hour of meditation. So after this concert you won’t have to meditate for a week! 1pm-3pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta 30066.



Rep. John Carson to Host Town Hall Meetings. State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) and Rep. Carson will co-host the town hall meeting on Monday, February 20, 2017. “These town hall meetings provide our constituents with an opportunity for their voices to be heard,” said Rep. Carson. “I look forward to holding these meetings, and I encourage feedback from our constituents on issues facing our state.” For more information, please contact Rep. Carson’s office at (404) 656-0287. 7pm-8pm. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta 30066.



Women’s Beginner Cycling Clinic. Mary Jo Falvey, owner of Pilates with Mary Jo in Marietta GA, will lead a FREE three week beginner road riding clinic in conjunction with Sorella Cycling this March. Sorella Cycling is a women’s only cycling club with over 170 members throughout the metro Atlanta area. Rides will be held on Columns Drive in Marietta on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:15 pm. Plan to cycle 10 – 20 miles. Participants will be split into groups based on ability. This is a great way for new bicyclists to learn basic bike handling skills, bike etiquette, group riding skills and become familiar with Georgia bike laws. No prior experience required. March 14, 21 and 28, 2017. 6:30pm-7:30pm. Meet in the Parking Lot at the corner of Johnson Ferry Road and Columns Drive (Chattahoochee National Forest, Johnson Ferry North Parking Lot) For more information, or to rsvp, visit https://www.pilateswithmaryjo.com/single-post/2017/02/12/Beginning-Road-Cyclist-Clinic-with-Mary-Jo



Soul Map Series: Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World. A three-week course where you will experience spiritual counseling from a master of Kabbalah and the nature of the soul. Come to understand the source of guilt, conflict, and confusion, and find useful strategies for developing joy, purpose, and direction in everyday life. 8pm-10pm. Cost: $25. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.  More info: 770-565-4412 or chabadofcobb.com.



The Great American WEST: Featured works from Booth Western Art Museum. This exhibit will feature works on loan from the Booth Western Art Museum that survey the Western landscape, culture and history through the fine art of painting and sculpture. TuesdayFriday: 11am   5pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm; Sunday: 1-4pm. Adults: $8; Students (6-18 or with ID): $5; Seniors (65+): $5; Members: Free. Children (Under 6): Free Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or mariettacobbartmuseum.org.