Celebrate the end of summer with these fun events around town. For more events and activities, 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.
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Guided Trail Hikes. Hikes are led by a guide and highlight key sights, sounds and facts of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. $20/ages 5 and up (admission included); Free/members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1
Othello. Shakespeare’s Othello is one of his most intimate and devastating tragedies of all. It is a story about society, status and the nature of the outsider – but it is also a story about the love and trust between friends, and between men and women. Thursdays & Fridays: 7:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 2:30pm. Tickets: $25/general admission; $30/ VIP; $20/seniors and military. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: www.theatreinthesquare.net.
War Paint presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Saturday, September 1 & Sundays: 2pm. $48-$58. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.
SEPTEMBER 1 & 2
9th Annual Noshfest. Celebrate Jewish food and culture. Enjoy booths of crafts, goods, interactive exhibits, and tours of the sanctuary. Kids zone including inflatables, games and face painting. Entertainment includes demonstrations, dancing and live music. Sunday: 11am-5pm; Monday: 11am-4pm. Free admission, two canned goods are encouraged to donate to MUST Ministry. Temple Kol Emeth parking lot, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: noshfest.com.
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: www.mariettahistory.org.
The Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. Nationally known published historians come to entertain and educate about various Civil War events. 7pm. First meeting is free. Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbcwrt.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lil’ Lambs Closet Consignment Sale. Proceeds go to benefit church ministries and community missions. Thursday: $5 Public preview: 2-8pm; Friday: 9am-7pm; Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Childcare available with reservations. More info: 770-429-7800 ext. 7805 or www.lil-lambs.org.
Marietta Square Art Walk. A self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries,
museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Free. Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center, 4 Depot Street NE, Marietta. More info: www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.
SEPTEMBER 6 & 7
East Cobb’s Finest Kids Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 9am-12pm. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or www.spspkids.com.
Smoke on the Mountain. Tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 3pm & 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $20-$50. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: earlsmithstrand.org.
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: www.martinsgardenacf.com.
Truck-A-Palooza. A fun and family friendly, and educational event. Police cars, SWAT trucks, fire engines, dump trucks, military vehicles, heavy construction vehicles and more. 10am-3:30pm. $5/person; $20/maximum per family. Town Center Mall (Lower parking lot by Sears), 400 Ernest W Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. More info: www.cobbcounty.org/public-safety/safety-village/news/truck-palooza-2019.
Hummingbird Banding presented by Smith-Gilbert Gardens (SGG). SGG has teamed up with Birdwatcher Supply to catch and band hummers! Once the birds have been banded they will sit on your hand for a second or two before flying away, (kids love this!) Live demonstrations, crafts, games and a memorable experience. 8-11am. Pre-sale admission: Adults $10; Seniors: $8; Children 3-17/students/military: $5; Children 2 and under are free. Day of admission: Adults $15; Seniors: $13; Children 3-17/students/military: $10; Smith Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-919-0248 or smithgilbertgardens.com.