It’s another a-may-zing week here in East Cobb! Check out local events to get out and enjoy. For even more to do, view 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.
WEEKENDS THROUGH MAY 19
Good Mews Spring Flea Market. Find great bargains on a variety of items. All proceeds benefit Good Mews Animal Foundation, a local non-profit organization which operates a volunteer-based no-kill shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Sundays: 12-5pm. 562 Wylie Road, Marietta (behind the U-Haul on Highway 120). More info: 770-499-2287 or www.goodmews.org.
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.
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.artwalkmarietta.com.
Relay for Life of Cobb County presented by The American Cancer Society. This fundraising event includes a survivor and caregiver reception for registered survivors and a wellness fair with free information, services, samples and giveaways. 6pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: www.RelayForLife.org/CobbGA.
MAY 3 & 5
La Traviata presented by the Atlanta Opera. With a sumptuous setting and sweeping music, Violetta, a young and beautiful courtesan falls in love with the equally young and beautiful Alfredo. Love, however, can be deadly to a woman in her position. Saturday: 8-pm; Tuesday 7:30pm; Friday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $38.50+. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
Free Comic Book Day. Each year, participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books for absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore, 3372 Canton Road, Suite 104, Marietta/East Cobb and Great Escape Comics & Games, 1050 East Piedmont Road, Suite 106, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: 770-422-4642 and 770-973-2253 or www.freecomicbookday.com.
Project82 Kenya 5K Run. All race proceeds will benefit their children’s education and healthcare programs in Kenya. $20-$40. Sign in begins at 6am. Race: 7:30am. Fun run: 8:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More Info: www.project82kenya.com.
Taste of East Cobb. Enjoy food from local restaurants, live entertainment and kids’ activities. 11am-5pm. Festival admission: Free. Food tastes: $2-$5. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, South Parking Lot, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.tasteofeastcobb.com.
May-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. 41st annual arts and crafts festival. Featuring local artists exhibiting all handmade work, including: pottery, paintings, woodwork, metal, glass, fabric, soap, candles, and more. Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm. Glover Park in the Marietta Square, 50 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic. Save an average of 50% off retail pricing for vaccines and supplies like flea, tick, and heartworm preventative. Each guest will also receive a gift card for a FREE pet exam at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic. ($50 value) 100% of the fees from this clinic will be donated to the Homeless Pets Foundation. Making this a 100% donation and tax deduction for YOU! This clinic is open to the public and no appointment is required. 12-3pm. Janice Overbeck Real Estate, 2249 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-585-8881.
East Cobb Cinco de Mayo Auto Show. Live music, amazing food, drink specials, a dunk tank, a large bouncy castle, games, prizes and of course, the coolest automobiles in East Cobb! 3pm-7pm. Free. Bradley’s Bar & Grill, 4961 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-321-0108.
Wheeler Wildcats Golf Classic benefiting the Wheeler High School Football Booster Club. Entry includes breakfast, green fees, golf cart, range balls, lunch and on-site raffles. Prizes awarded and scholarship opportunity available. Individual: $140; Team: $500. Registration begins at 8am. Shotgun Start at 9am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration: www.wheelerfootball.com.
CobbForward DOT Public Meeting. CobbForward will result in a series of project lists that will position the county and cities for future implementation. Some projects will form the transportation basis of the County’s next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) while other projects may be identified for potential future funding sources. 7-9pm. Free. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: www.cobbcounty.org/transportation/events
A View from the Bridge. The poverty of an American working class family comes face to face with the sheer destitution of their immigrant cousins, desperate to make a new life. As the unstoppable tragedy grinds towards its inevitable conclusion, against a backdrop of poverty and immigration, like all great modern drama, about a family. 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.