Whether it’s the final performances of “Carmina Burana” at the Cobb Energy Centre, the Walton Raider Chase 5K Run and so much else listed below, the week of Valentine’s Day is perfect for doing what you love. If you’re looking for even more to do, visit our complete 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: 678-355-3413.


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.


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.


31st Annual Pine Straw Sale. A fundraiser for Boy Scouts Troop 1011. To ensure home delivery, your order and payment must be received by February 24. Deliveries with in a 5-mile radius will be on Saturday, March 4th. 10-bale minimum for delivery, less than 10 bales must be picked up in the church parking lot. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For ordering info: troop1011pinestraw@yahoo.com.


Cobb County Junior Basketball Tournament Championships. Season and championship tournament for 6th-8th graders from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, North Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett schools. Most Saturday and Sunday games start between 9-11am, check website for updates on times and locations. Tickets: $5/adult; $ Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta 3/student; 5 and under free. Final championship game at. More info: ccjbc.com.


Roswell Roots Exhibit at the Smith Plantation. The Smith Plantation was built by slave labor in 1845. New exhibits will be discussing slave’s lives on the Smith Plantation. Free. 10am-4pm. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3978.


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. Monday-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.


The Great American WEST: Featured works from Booth Western Art Museum. Features 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. Tuesday-Friday: 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.


David Bintley’s Carmina Burana presented by the Atlanta Ballet. Bold, sensual, and a bit cheeky, this production is perfect for a pre-Valentine’s date night. Friday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets: $20-$128. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: ticketmaster.com or atlantaballet.com.

FEBRUARY 9-12 & 16-19

The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens presented by Theatre in the Square. Hijinks ensue in this southern-fried comedy. Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. Tickets: $20-$25. Theatre on the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or theatreinthesquare.net.


Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Planting a Cutting Garden presented by David Brown, educator, floral designer and horticulturist. Learn how to grow your own flowers and pick them too. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb Water Lab, 660 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.com.

Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Featured Speaker: Xernona Clayton, Founder and CEO of the Trumpet Awards. Program: “Living Legend: Social Activism to Executive Philanthropy. The program features the accomplishments of African Americans in a variety of fields. Registration/General networking: 11am. Program: 11:15am-1pm. Members: $25 at door. Guests: $35 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: contact Maddie Nachtmann at mnachtmann@cobbchamber.org or cobbchamber.org.

Scout Shabbat hosted by Congregation Ner Tamid. Boy and girl scouts from surrounding areas will be celebrated and all who attend will receive a special patch. 7pm. Congregation Ner Tamid, 1349 Old Highway 41, Suite 220, Marietta. More info/RSVP: 678-264-8575 or mynertamid.org.

FEBRUARY 10-12 & 16-18

Coming Apart presented by Centerstage North. A funny, refreshing and delightful romantic comedy which opens with the Kittridges saying simultaneously, “I want a divorce.” Tickets: $15. February 10, 11, 16, 17, 18: 8pm. February 12: 2pm. Tickets are $15 in advance. $17 at the door. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-331-0079 or centerstagenorth.org.


Million Dollar Quartet produced by Georgia Ensemble Theatre and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. This Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Features a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line, and more. Thursday-Friday: 8pm. Saturday, February 25: 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $33-$58. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.


8th Annual Marietta Mardi Gras 5K/1K Run. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta and its community partners. Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Start Time: 5K: 8am; 1K: 9am; Tot Trot: 9:15 am. Fees: 5K: $35; 1K: $25; Tot Trot: $15; Phantom: $25 (T-Shirt Only). Packet Pick-Up: February 9 from 3-8pm at the Big Peach Running Company, 1625 Ridenour Boulevard, Kennesaw. Race Start & Finish: Marietta Square, 1 Cherokee Street, Marietta. More info: Skip Breeser, 770-518- 8002, mariettamardigrasrun@gmail.com or marietta5krun.com.

8th Annual Heart of Georgia Open Swap Meet presented by the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA). This swap meet and car corral features parts for sale from all manufacturers and welcomes all makes of cars and trucks for sale in the car corral. Swap meet space or car corral spot $25. 8am-3pm. Admission is $5. Under 12: free. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-992-4542 or vcca.org.

26th Annual Little Miss Cobb County Pageant sponsored by Miss Cobb County Pageant. Beauty titles will be awarded for Tiny Miss Cobb to Teen Miss Cobb plus a separate talent search for Talented Preteen and Talented Teen. 9:30am. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378 or misscobb.com.

Casablanca. Oscar-winning, most romantic movie of all time. 8pm. Tickets: $7-$8. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.

Rocky Horror Picture Show an experience, a legend, and a cult tradition that has been passed down through generations. Midnight. Tickets: $10. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.

Waldo’s Coffee House presents Jonathan Brown, fingerstyle guitarist and composer from Nashville. 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Entrance donation: $10. Snacks and drinks will be provided for an additional donation. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4010 Canton Road, Marietta 30066. More info: uuwaldoscoffeehouse@gmail.com or 404-936-4950.

Walton Raider Chase. This 5K will be a celebration of both running and Raider Pride. Olympic style track finish, complete with live music, awards, and raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Walton Track and Field Cross Country programs. 5K: 8am. $20-$30. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062. More info: waltontfxc.com/raiderchase.

Young Artists’ Concerto Competition. One of the largest competitions in the South. Features the top competition winners in solo performance with an orchestra. 7pm. $30/Prime; $25/Adult; $15/Senior; $10/Students. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road NE, Marietta. More info: tickets@georgiaphilharmonic.org or georgiaphilharmonic.org.

FEBRUARY 11 & 12

Senior Softball Tryouts. The Cherokee Senior Softball Association will be holding sign-ups and evaluations for the spring 2017 season. Registration is open to men 50 years or older of all ability levels. 2pm. Hobgood Park, 6688 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock 30189. More info: 404-663-6520 or teampages.com/organizations/2042.


Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra Midseason Concert. Featuring elementary, middle, and high school aged musicians that make up four orchestras including a jazz ensemble and a percussion ensemble, the midseason concert includes students from around the state as they pursue excellence on an individual and collective artistic level and continue developing their love and appreciation for their art. 3pm and 7:30pm. $8. Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or georgiasymphony.org.

Greater Atlanta Coin Show. The show offers many dealers in one place where you can browse, buy, sell or trade coins, currency, bullion, and other collectibles. The experienced coin dealers also provide free verbal appraisals for coins, currency and precious metals. Admission: Free. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street Marietta. More info: 770-772-4359 or www.atlcoin.com.


Family Bingo. Families with children of ages are invited to play a special version of bingo where they learn about influential African Americans and historical events. Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. 3:30-4:30pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730.


60th Anniversary Celebration of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women (GFRW). The GFRW Winter Board of Directors Meeting, Red Coat Day at the Capitol. Save the date. 9am-2:30pm. Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. More info: 404-276-0808 or gfrw.org.

The Military Family Support Center On-site Sale. The sale is available to retired veterans and active duty personnel and their families who have been granted commissary privileges. This 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 (intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and Terrell Mill Road). More info: Susan Edmonds susan.edmonds2@deca.mil or 478-222-7618.