A new month is upon us and March is bustling with activities in East Cobb. Below are some of the best bets around town this week! 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.
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.
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.
THROUGH MARCH 10
The Mountaintop. A fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth, before his tragic assassination. Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:30pm. Tickets: $20-$30. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or www.theatreinthesquare.net.
Eugene Onegin presented by the Atlanta Opera. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky explores the theme of love lost, found and the one that got away in this lush, romantic and beautifully Russian opera. Saturday: 8pm; Tuesday: 7:30pm; Friday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $40-$135. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
THROUGH MARCH 17
Driving Miss Daisy. Set against a beautiful historical backdrop of Atlanta’s development through the mid20th century, the story of aging Southern matron Daisy Werthan, her long-suffering son Boolie, and her chauffeur Hoke Colburn unfolds over 25 years of friendship, loss, racial tension and ultimately love. Performances at Georgia Ensemble Theater and Oglethorpe University. Various showtimes. Tickets: $33-$58+. More info: www.get.org/get-tickets/single-and-group-tickets.
10th Annual Marietta Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run + Walk. A major fundraiser for the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. 8am-10am. $15-$35. Marietta Square, North Park Square, Marietta. More info: www.runsignup.com/Race/Ga/Marietta/MariettaMardiGras5K.
Teen Tech: littleBits presented by STEAM. littleBits are electronic building blocks that easily snap together to make inventions come alive. All supplies will be provided. 3:30pm. Free; Registration required. Grades 6-12. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730.
Mid-Winter Concert 2019 presented by the Dance Stop Company. Sat: 2pm and 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. The final performance, Sunday, March 5 $1 from each ticket sold will go to CURE Childhood Cancer. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-578-0048 or dancestopstudios.com.
Atlanta National College Fair. Students and parents can meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, two- and four-year colleges and universities. Learn about admission requirements, financial aid, campus environment and discuss individual needs with onsite counselors. 12:304pm. Parking: $5; Admission: Free. Registration online encouraged. Georgia International Convention Center, Exhibit Halls ABC, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta. More info: 571-551-5275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premiere Pro for Beginners. Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing program. This workshop provides a beginner’s look at uploading, editing and adding effects to your videos. 7pm. Free; Registration required. Ages 14+. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2711.
Town Hall Meeting. Cobb Commission Chairman Mike Boyce will discuss topics including FY19 budget benefits, FY20 budget priorities, transit and transportation proposals. 3pm and 7pm. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2711 or 770-528-3305.
Hexagons are Here. Learn this time-tested method called English Paper Piecing. This class involves hand sewing. Some experience helpful, but not required. All materials are supplied for making a pin cushion. 5:30am. Free; Registration required. Ages 14+. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2711.
Lifeguard Class. Become a certified lifeguard. Successful participants of this course will be certified in CPR for the professional rescuer, basic first aid, emergency oxygen administration and pool lifeguarding. Thursday and Friday: 4-9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9am-5pm. $200/ member; $250/non-member. McCleskey East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 E Piedmont Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.ymcaatlanta.org or 770-977-5991.