Celebrate Mom and enjoy fun with the family! It’s another wonderful week all around East Cobb. For even more to do, check out our 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: www.cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
Pop-In Preschool Storytime. Bring your preschooler for a fun, interactive storytime that includes fingerplays and movement activities, too! 10:30am. Free. Ages 3-5. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2711.
Gritter Baby Storytime. Introduce your baby to the world of reading through finger plays, bouncing rhymes, music and books. 10:15 am. Free; No registration required. Ages Birth-18 months. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-528-2524.
Toddler Tadpoles is for children ages 1-2. It lasts 20-25 minutes and can include stories, finger plays, bean bags, shaker eggs, lots of music, and fun. 10:15am. Free; No Registration required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730.
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 www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Family Fun Time is for families with children of all ages. It lasts 40-50 minutes and can include books, activities, a short film, parachute play, music, and a craft. 3:30-4:15pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730.
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.
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Brew with a View sponsored by Red Hare Brewery. Come out for live music, drinks and a crystal clear view of the square and Kennesaw Mountain from the Cobb Terrace. No cover charge. Age 21+. 7-11pm. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Free. Saturday: 9am-12pm; Sunday: 12-3pm. Historic Marietta Square, 65 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.
WEEKENDS THROUGH MAY 19
Good Mews Spring Flea Market. Find great bargains on a variety of items. All proceeds benefit Good Mews Animal Foundation, a local non-profit organization which operates a volunteer-based no-kill shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Sundays: 12-5pm. 562 Wylie Road, Marietta (behind the U-Haul on Highway 120). More info: 770-499-2287 or www.goodmews.org.
THROUGH MAY 31
Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits. Head outdoors this spring for our nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. The exhibit stations focus on the science of water – how it moves, how it is used. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at the STEM stations. Expand your creative mind and your vocabulary when you visit Eco-Tinker! Members Free. $10/Adult, $6/Child, Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
24th Annual Marietta Golden K/Lost Mountain Golf Tournament proceeds benefit children’s charities. Cost covers breakfast, lunch, golf and prizes. Silent Action items to bid on. 8am. $100. Sponsorships start at $125. Towne Lake Hills Golf Course, 1003 Towne Lake Hills East, Woodstock. More info: 678-493-0523.
51st Annual Mother’s Day Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show presented by the Georgia Mineral Society. Educational exhibits, club displays, mineral and fossil specimens. Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 12-5pm. Auction held Saturday at 1pm. Free. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: www.gamineral.org.
Director’s Choice presented by the Atlanta Ballet. Liam Scarlett, one of the biggest stars in ballet today and sought the world over, returns to Atlanta Ballet to close out the season with a new commission. Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 2pm & 8pm; Sunday: 2pm. More info: 770-916-2800, www.cobbenergycentre.com, or www.ticketmaster.com.
Things My Mother Taught Me presented by CenterStage North. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that’s about to happen? Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $20. CentreStage North at The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/ tickets: 770-331-0079 or www.centerstagenorth.com.
2nd Annual 2019 Mountain to River Trailfest. Celebrate public art with an all-day festival featuring a variety of art installations including fine art, photography, sculpture, live performance and the return of the popular mural exhibit. 11am-7pm. Free. Lewis Park, 475 Campbell Hill Street, Marietta. More info: www.mariettaartscouncil.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Got Talent – Yes We Do! presented by the Atlanta Wind Symphony. Hear the winner of the first annual Atlanta Wind Symphony High School Concerto contest, Ben Smith, perform Otar Gordelli’s Concerto for flute in D. 3pm. Free. Kennesaw State University Bailey Performing Arts Center, 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw. More info: www.atlantawindsymphony.org.
Mom Always Said presented by women’s A Cappella show chorus Song of Atlanta. Celebrating everything your mother ever told you. 4pm. Tickets: $18. Blessed Trinity High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: soaspringshow.eventbrite.com.
Rockin’ at the River. Experience a lovely evening outside on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Also will have a live auction featuring many unique nature experiences and one-of-a-kind items. 6:30-11pm. Tickets: $125-$150. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: www.chattnaturecenter.org/ratr.
Genuinely Georgia presented by the Georgia Symphony. From the tree covered hills to the rolling rivers, the themes of our great state are woven into an evening of musical adventures. In partnership with the Georgia Conservancy, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, the Pastoral, will be accompanied by rich and vivid images of Georgia’s natural lands. 8pm. Tickets: $10-30. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: www.georgiasymphony.org
17th Annual Garden Tour – Gardening is for the Birds. Explore the private gardens and projects of Master Gardeners throughout East Cobb. This is a self-guided tour, but docents will be at each garden to answer questions. The garden tour map is available to download online. 10am-5pm. Tickets: $15 online or $20 on the day of the event. Children 17 and under are free. More info/ tickets: 770-528-4070 or www.cobbmastergardeners.com.
Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. Women from a wide range of career paths are coming together to participate and discuss their journey’s to see their dreams come true. 1-3pm. Tickets: $25. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-6262 or www.turningpointenterprises.org.
MAY 11 AND 25
Marietta Square Artisan Market. Enjoy a day filled with art of all shapes and sizes. 9am-2pm. Free. Marietta Square, Mill Street, Marietta. More info: www.mariettacalendar.com.
Mother’s Day at the Southern Trilogy. Celebrate Mother’s Day with self-guided tours at each historic home: Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation Home. Bring a canned good for entry. Canned goods donated to the North Fulton community charities. Free/Canned good. 1-4pm. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. Smith Plantation Home, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. For more info: www.roswellgov.com/discover-us/southern-trilogyhistoric-house-museums.
Sundays on the River Concert: Lindsay Lou. Spend the evening under the stars listening to live music to wrap up the weekend. Come out to opening night of the 2019 season with fantastic Bluegrass stylings. 7-9pm. Table Seating: $20; Lawn Seating: $16; Children 2 and under free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Georgia State University’s BIO-BUS Stop. BIO-BUS instructors will conduct the BIO-BUS community outreach STEM program, Chemistry: Acids, Bases & Indicators. This workshop teaches chemistry and matter concepts to children through engaging, hands-on experiments with acids and bases using the scientific method along with an emphasis on laboratory safety. 4:45-5:15pm. Free. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: cobbcat.org.
23rd Marietta Greek Festival. A community celebration of Greek culture and food sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Church of Marietta.Enjoy food, entertainment, dancing, shopping, children’s activities and more. Friday: 3-11pm; Saturday: 10am-11pm; Sunday: 11am-6pm. Tickets: $5; children under 12 are free. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. More info: 770–924–8080 or www.mariettagreekfestival.com.