The Fall season is officially upon us and with it comes fun, festivals and great East Cobb area events. Make the most of your week with these opportunities. For even more ideas, click 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.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
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 and Sunday 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year (Sundays from May-October). Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
THROUGH OCTOBER 6
60th Annual Atlanta AAUW Book Fair presented by American Association of University of Women, (AAUW). Over 75,000 gently used books at bargain prices. Profits are used for scholarships, fellowships and community programs. Special opening night, Monday: 6-9pm. ($10). Open daily starting Tuesday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 12noon-7pm. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or bookfairaauw.org.
THROUGH NOVEMBER 2
Sports Memorabilia Exhibit. The “An American Sports Empire” is a special exhibit highlighting the private collection of sports memorabilia showcasing A.G. Spalding, his company and early American sports’ history. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. $7/Adults; $5/Students & Seniors; Free/Active Military, Members & Children under 5. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: mariettahistory.org.
Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Dedicated to cultivating mutually beneficial and supportive professional relationships among executive women in Cobb County. 11:15am-1pm. General admission: $40; Members: $30. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info/tickets: cobbchamber.org.
In The Heights. In this Tony award-winning musical, encounter the many colorful residents of Washington Heights — a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change. Friday-Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. $30-$40. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets: theatreinthesquare.net or 770-426-4800.
Whose Wives Are They Anyway? A hilarious farce set in a New England Country Club, follows two executives who, expecting to spend a weekend away golfing, instead find their new boss — and she’s not happy. Trying to keep in her good graces, the two men find themselves in a comically tangled mess of crossed wires and mistaken identity. Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 3pm & 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $20-$50. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: earlsmithstrand.org.
11th Annual Oktoberfest presented by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Festival includes German food, music, and heritage, children’s games and entertainment, and a craft vendor fair. 10am-6pm. $5/adult, $2/children or to support MUST Ministry Food Pantry admission is 6 cans of nonperishable food for each adult admission and 2 cans for children ages 2-12. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/Eat Cobb. More info: 770-971-4600 or holytrinitymarietta.org.
Cobb Master Gardeners: Bluebird Trail Walk and Talk. Join Jim Bearden as he talks about the bluebird population and how they are working to provide safe havens for them to hatch their young and help them thrive. 10am-noon. Free. Green Meadows Preserve Park, 3780 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. More info: cobbmastergardeners.com.
Fall Community Recycle Day. Recycle electronics, paint, metal, appliances, and paper documents. Proceeds benefit Lassiter High School Band Booster Association. Visit website for complete list and pricing. 9am-1pm. Price varies. Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.lassiterbands.org or email@example.com.
Fall Fair. Games, activities, crafts, food, and entertainment. Discount food and game tickets available. 25 tickets for $20 or $1 each at the event. 4-8pm. Free. Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: transfiguration.com or 770-977-1442.
Farm Tour in Historic Roswell. Following normal market hours, Farmer Maxwell, will give a 45-minute tour of the garden as well as the greenhouse and compost area. 12:15-1pm. $5. Martin’s Garden at Coleman Farms, 410 Coleman Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: martinsgardenacf.com.
Touchstones to the Past: City Cemetery Tours. A walk through history at the Marietta City Cemetery. The Museum’s Collections Manager, Christa McCay will discuss the origins of the Cemetery and delve into stories of Marietta’s constant residents. Each date has a different theme. Please note that tours are conducted on gravel & uneven pathways, so please plan accordingly. 10:30am & 2pm. $15. Marietta City Cemetery, 395 Powder Springs St. Marietta. Tickets: touchstonestothepast.eventbrite.com. More info: mariettahistory.org/events-calendar/touchstones-to-the-past-cemetery-walking-tours.
Cobb Master Gardeners: Garden Bargains. Join Master Gardener, Joy Chanin, as she talks about her many ideas about garden bargains. Learn how to up-cycle household items, re-use common items, and multiply your plants without buying seeds or spending money. 7pm. Free. Mt. View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: cobbmastergardeners.com.
How To Do Business with Cobb County Seminar presented by Cobb County Government and Cobb School District. Learn about vendor opportunities and the local vendor preference ordinance. 5:30-7pm. Free. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info/reservation: 770-528-3317 or Inger.Eberhart@cobbcounty.org.
Que & Brew. People’s choice contest featuring eight nationally-recognized and award-winning BBQ teams, live music, a cornhole tournament, beer tasting tent, restaurant vendors and more. Proceeds go to help the liveSAFE Resources cause to fight sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Noon-5pm. Early Bird (through 10/7): $30/Combo ticket (BBQ and Beer Wristband); $25/Beer Wristband only; $10/BBQ only. At-the door: $45/Combo ticket (BBQ and Beer Wristband); $35/Beer Wristband only; $20/BBQ only. Corn Hole Tournament (team of 2): $40. White Water Parking Lot (closest to Cobb Parkway), 250 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta. More info: livesaferesources.org.
Cobb Young Professionals Fall Fling. Come dressed in your fan gear for our tailgate themed Fall Fling with over 200 young professionals in the Galleria Gardens. Attendees will enjoy themed drinks, food, and live music by Battlefield Collective in a relaxed environment after a day at the office. A collection of canned food for the Center for Family Resources will be taken to receive a drink ticket. Check website for list of items. 5:30-7:30pm. Members: $5; Non-members and at-door registration: $10. Galleria Gardens, 100 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: cobbchamber.org.