With only a few weeks left of summer, make these East Cobb events be the star of your summer! For more local event ideas and activities, 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.
Garden Tour at Barrington Hall. Discover how the gardens have been restored, receive gardening tips and learn about heirloom and native plants. Free tour of the historic gardens at Barrington Hall. Begins at the main house back porch. No reservations are necessary. 9:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: roswellgov.com.
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.
Christian Movie Night. Enjoy a different movie every week with popcorn, candy and soda. 7pm. Admission free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Room 272/274, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Debbie.Dellano@jfbc.org.
EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
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 & Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 2:30pm & 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.
Little Black Dress. This fearlessly funny ladies’ night out musical makes for one wild and unforgettable evening with its hilarious show-stopping musical numbers, Magic Mike influenced dancing, and priceless improvised audience mayhem. Wednesday-Friday: 8pm; Saturday & Sunday: 3pm & 8pm. Tickets: $35-$85. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.
182nd Marietta Campmeeting. For nearly 200 years, fellow Christians have come together, on this sacred ground, to share their experiences with God. Campmeeting is a non-denominational revival where everyone is invited to join in the glorious celebration of our Lord. Starts with a covered dish picnic at 6pm on Friday followed by the first service at 7:30pm. Services will be held twice daily (11am and 7:30pm) the remaining days ending with the 11am service on Sunday, July 21. Free. Marietta Campground, 2300 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: mariettacampmeeting.org.
Marietta Square Artists Market features artwork created by juried artists showcasing the best of local work. 9am-2pm. Mill Street near Marietta Square. More info: www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.
A Dash of Whimsy. Join Jennifer Waldman Gross for her return to the Lyric Studio Stage in A Dash of Whimsy! An intimate evening filled with beautiful nostalgic music that shaped and inspired Jennifer’s childhood. From classic standards like “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Johnny One Note” to contemporary favorites “I’m The Only One” and “You Gotta Be,” this will be a lovely night of song and laughter. Doors open at 7:30pm, performance at 8pm. $25. Lyric Studio Theatre, 12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Mountain Biking 101 on the Bike Skills Training. The Interscholastic Georgia Cycling League is offering a one-day training course for those who have decided to become a coach. This will be a minimum 4-hour course to fulfill the level 2 & 3 coaching requirements in the pit zone. $25. 9am-1pm. Allatoona Creek, 5690 Old Stilesboro Road, Acworth. More info: georgiamtb.org
Smyrna Summer Concert Series featuring Throwback Experience. The Southeast’s most dedicated, high-energy party band and they promise a musical journey through the 60s, 70s and 80s. 7pm. Free. Tables available to reserve: $30/residents $40/non-residents. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. More info: 678-631-5540 or www.smyrnacity.com.
Sundays on the River Concert featuring Joe Alterman. Only 29 years old, Jazz pianist Joe Alterman has already released four critically-acclaimed albums and played some of the best venues in the country. 7pm. Tickets: $16 for lawn seating; $20 for table seating. Cash bar available, no outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Star Wars Star Fest. Whether you side with the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, fly in for a stellar afternoon full of fun Star Wars™ activities, crafts and Jedi training. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars™ character and join the excitement! This program is for families. 2-3:30pm. Free. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964.
JULY 19 & 20
Antique Gun & Military Collectibles Show & Sale. Friday: Noon-5pm; Saturday: 9am-4pm. $7/adults; $1/ages 7-12. 2-day pass $10. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 709, Union Hall, 1032 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 704-282-1339 or email@example.com.