The flowers are starting to bloom and the pollen’s in full force all around East Cobb. Make the most of the first official days of Spring with these great events. For even more to do around town, 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: 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

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

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: 770992-2055 or

Coppelia and the Magical Toy Shop presented by Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre. Join Swanhilda and her friends as they uncover the mysteries hidden in the magical toy shop of mad inventor Dr. Coppelius. Will Franz win the heart of the mysterious girl in the window? Will Dr. Coppelius be successful in bringing his doll Coppelia to life? This show guarantees to delight the entire family with plenty of humor and magic. Friday: 7:30pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $10-$25. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 678-287-9020 or

MARCH 22-23
101 Dalmatians KIDS presented by The Little Actors’ Studio, Murdock Elementary School’s drama club. Thursday and Friday: 7pm; Saturday: 2pm and 5pm. Tickets: $10. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info:

MARCH 22–24
Atlanta Home Show. Features hundreds of home improvement exhibitors, live radio broadcasts, product demonstrations and presentations by experts including HGTV’s and DIY’s Clint Harp. Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am8pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. $10/adult, free/seniors & children under 12. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:

Look Don’t Touch. An imaginative mix of three works revealing the playful side of dance. Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, which pokes fun at the seemingly pretentious nature of “high art,” returns this season to take audiences on an energizing, laugh-out-loud romp. Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 2pm and 8pm; Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $16-$92. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Atlanta. More info: or 770-916-2800.

7th Annual Water Drop Dash 5K is a fast, flat course along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River in Roswell. This event will kick-off national Water Sense Fix a Leak Week and encourages metro Atlanta residents to conserve water and check their plumbing fixtures for leaks. 7am: Packet Pickup; 8am: Water Drop Dash 5k; 8:45am: Kid’s Fun Run; 9am: Awards and Family Water Festival. Individual 5K – $35. Kid’s Fun Run – $15 (Parents are welcome to walk/run with kids at no additional cost). Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 404-463-3254 or

2nd Annual JJ Daniell Middle School PTSA Craft Show. Loads of booths with wonderful spring shopping opportunities! Jewelry, pottery and glass, photography, yard art, birdhouses, monogrammed items, spring decorations, home décor, Easter items, dolls & accessories, food, sweets & much, much more! 9am-6pm. JJ Daniell Middle School, 2900 Scott Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Sharona Sandberg at 404-226-4105 or

Recycle Day at Pope High School. Clear out the clutter and bring your recyclable metal, electronics, appliances, paint and paper for shredding to Pope. A $10 donation includes all you can bring metal, appliances and computers. Additional fees apply for monitors, TVs, paint and shredding. Pick-up available. 9am. More info: or

AJO4LAX Fest honors the memory of former Pope Greyhound stick man Andrew Oswald (#4), who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2005, with a full slate of varsity lacrosse games, played consecutively at Pope High School stadium. 10am-7pm. Tickets: $7/adults; $3/ children (covers all five games). Pope High School Stadium, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404=357-1709 or

12th Annual Celebrity Luncheon and Silent Auction. A fundraiser for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Sit with your favorite local celebrity! Keynote address by special guest Monica Kaufman Pearson. 12-3pm. Marietta Country Club, 1400 Marietta Country Club Drive, Kennesaw. More info: 404-692–3336 or

Blockbusters! Choral & Orchestral Favorites. The Michael O’Neal Singers and Georgia Philharmonic join forces to present well-known choral/orchestral masterworks. Imagine the sound of almost 200 musicians on stage performing together. 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20/$25 in advance; $22/$27 at the door. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. 10:15am and 12pm. Tickets: $10. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Atlanta. More info: or 770-916-2800.