It’s going to be a beautiful Easter weekend and week here in East Cobb! We’ve got lots of events around town to celebrate the holiday and beautiful weather. For even more ideas, 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: cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
5th Annual Roswell Azalea Festival. Enjoy concerts, a River Run, art exhibition and much more. Cost varies based on events. Events located throughout Roswell check website for information on what is happening and when. More Info: 770-640-3253 or www.roswellazaleafestival.com.
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 chattnaturecenter.org
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.
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.
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 goodmews.org.
THROUGH MAY 31
Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits. Head outdoors for a nature-inspired tech and tinker stations where you can experiment and explore. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at STEM stations. Members: Free. $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.
APRIL 19 & 20
20th Annual Cobb Master Gardener Garden Fair & Plant Sale. There is something for everyone – including native azaleas, unusual and unique plants, gardening accessories, yard art and furniture from special vendors around the southeast. Rain or shine. 10am-4pm. Free. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.com.
Murder! At The Strand. An immersive theatrical who-dunit! Using all of The Strand, this interactive, world-premiere event challenges the audience to identify the true story behind a nefarious crime and the criminal with the motive to commit it. This is an opportunity for patrons to experience the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre as never before. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 7pm & 8:30pm; Saturday: 3pm, 7pm & 8:30pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $40-$45. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.
Singin’ in the Rain presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm. An additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 27 and Sundays: 2pm. Tickets: $51-$71. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Pope HS Band Mattress and Sheet Sale Fundraiser. A complete mattress showroom featuring name brand options in all sizes and mattress types. Firm, pillow-top, orthopedic, latex and gel memory foam sets will be included. Other items will also be available, such as adjustable bed systems, luxury pillows and mattress protectors. All mattress sets will come with full factory warranties. Credit card, checks, cash and financing 10am-5pm. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta. More info: popeband.com/mattress-sale.html.
Kennesaw Bunny Breakfast. Breakfast seatings; 8am, 9:15am, 10am and 11:15 am. Tickets: $6 per person and can be purchased online at www.kennesawparksandrec.com or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw 30144. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesawparksandrec.com
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Egg Hunt: 10am. Register online. $5 adults/$2.50 children (2-11). St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.thepumpkinchurch.org
Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt. Free pancake breakfast preceding egg hunt for children two years old – 5th grade. Pictures with the Easter Bunny. 9:30am. Mountain View United Methodist Church, 2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-928-0050 or www.mvumc.org
Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop. Fun, food, games, DJ, activities, and egg hunts. Helicopter drops thousands of eggs onto the Sprayberry High School football field to kick-off the hunt. There will be more than 90,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts. Food & treats will be available to purchase from a variety of vendors. $7 per child for unlimited rides in the Ultimate Kid’s Zone. 10am-5pm. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30062. More info: email@example.com
Easter Egg Hunt. Entry fee includes garden admission, 1 Easter egg hunt, games, crafts, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Price for non-member children is $10.00, $7.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors. Four different age groups and hunts will take place in three separate Garden Collections. Each age group will have to hunt to match their skill level. The number of children will be limited per hunt to guarantee a quality experience for each visitor. Must pre-register online. No walk up registrations will be accepted. 10am-2pm. Smith Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw 30152. More info: 770-919-0248 or www.smithgilbertgardens.com.
Easter Egg Scramble.Egg scramble, games, inflatables and more! Food concessions will be available. 10:30 am. Eastside Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068. More info: 770-971-2323 or www.followeastside.com
Easter Picnic. Lunch will be served along with an interactive petting zoo, egg hunt and more. 11am-2pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-971-8525 or www.sandyplains.org
Shallowford Church’s Annual Egg Hunt. Egg hunt, games, prizes and inflatables. 4-6pm. Nicholson Walking Track, 1599 Shallowford Road, Marietta 20066. More info: 770-926-1163 or www.shallowfordchurch.com
Family Celebration & Egg Hunt. Egg hunt, inflatables, petting zoo, storytelling, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, hotdogs, chips, and drinks. Free. 4-6pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church – North Campus, 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road, Marietta 30068. More info: 770-971-2880 or www.mtbethel.org
APRIL 20 & 21
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. Two-day outdoor festival bringing art to the streets of the city. Children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 11am-5pm. 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs. More info: sandyspringsartsapalooza.com.
Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s East Cobb Area Council Meeting. Featured Speaker: Dana Johnson, Executive Director of Select Cobb, will provide insight into some of Cobb County’s biggest successes and will share where the county is headed. 7:30-9am. Free. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: www.cobbchamber.org.
Wheeler Fresh Collaborative Dinner Theater. Wheeler HS theater students will perform Annie following a limited seating dinner hosted, prepared and served by Wheeler students. 5:30pm. $50. Wheeler Performing Arts Center, 375 Holt Road NE, Marietta. Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/events/14519. More info: Kelly.Feddersen@cobbk12.org.
APRIL 26 & 27
Atlanta Antique Gun and International Military Show. Antique Guns & Arms & Memorabilia of the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI, WWII, etc. will be exhibited, bought, sold & traded. Friday: 12-5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. Daily admission: $7; Ages 7-12: $1. IAMAW Union Hall, 1032 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 704-282-1339 or Richard@thecarolinatrader.com.
6th Annual Percussion Ensemble Symposium presented by Lassiter High School Band. Proceeds benefit the Lassiter High School bands. Student ensembles perform approximately every half hour. Friday: 5-9:15pm; Saturday: 9am. $10 for both days. Lassiter High School Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: facebook.com/lassiterpercussionsymposium or firstname.lastname@example.org.