A new year brings many people to create resolutions. Some may choose to exercise more, eat healthier, or meditate… but many also choose things like starting a hobby, getting out into the community more or volunteering. East Cobb is bustling with many activities this week to help put your resolutions into practice! For more to do, 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: www.cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.

Family Fun Time at East Cobb Library. Family Fun Time is for families with children of all ages. Can include books, activities, a short film, parachute play, music and a craft. This program encourages a love of reading and learning as well as the use of fine and large motor skills. All story times require a participating adult. Free. Starts January 9. 3:30-4:15pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.

Little Listeners. Enjoy an interactive story time with your child that incorporates read a louds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. Ages 3-5 with a participating adult. Free. Starts January 9. 10:15-11am. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.

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, 50 N Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Cobb Chamber Executive Women (CEW) Luncheon. The speaker will be Sharon Mason, CEO of the Cobb Chamber, 11:15am-1pm. CEW Members: $30 online; Guests: $40. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th floor, Atlanta. More info/ registration: www.cobbchamber.org or rchadwick@cobbchamber.org.

Thyme to Read: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Discussion facilitated by Chris Force, 10:15-11:15am. Cobb Water Lab, 660 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.com.

Special Olympics Georgia State Indoor Winter Games. Special Olympics athletes from around the state head to Cobb County for the Indoor Winter Games. Over 2,100 athletes, coaches, and unified partners from across the state of Georgia will participate in: Basketball, Bowling, Floor Hockey, Artistic Gymnastics, and Powerlifting. Free. Opening ceremony Friday at 7:30pm. Various events at various locations. More info/volunteer info: liz.smith@specialolympicsga.org.

White Elephant Auction hosted by Friends of East Cobb Senior Center. Selling new and gently used items, including, small new appliances, canister sets, wicker vanity & stool, novelty cookie jars, kitchen items, pictures, linens, vintage hats, handbags, baby patchwork quilt…and more. $5 includes all beef hot dog & choice of beverage. No reserve, bidding starts at $1. Cash only. No buyer’s premium! All proceeds go to Friends of East Cobb Senior Center. Doors open: 10:30am; Preview: 11am-12noon; Auction: 12noon. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4900.

Meet The Poets: Spoken Word Showcase and Open Mic. In the Blackbox Theater which will include an opportunity for crowd participation with an Open Mic! Hosted by MasterPeace, featured showcase poets are: Mr. B Rock, Camille Victoria, and Justin Patton. Free. 2-4pm. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.

STEAM Team. Part of the Family Stage Series at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Meet Scout, Taylor, Elliot, Aubrey, and Misha, five friends who use their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to solve mysteries and problems in their own back yards. When the group heads to middle school and one of their own is targeted by a bully at the science fair, the team gets back together for one more mystery. 11am. Tickets: $10. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-6411260 or www.get.org.

STARLAB. Come learn about the night sky in winter. We are going to experience a Supermoon on January 21. Learn all about this celestial occurrence and the winter constellations as well. 1-2pm. Members Free. Admission: Adults $10; Child (3-12) $6; Senior 65+/ Student (Ages 13 -18) $7; Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Understanding Birth. Bring your partner along on this four-week, weekend journey through childbirth including labor and delivery, breathing and relaxation, hospital procedures and Cesarean birth. 6-9 pm. $55. WellStar/ East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info/to register: 770-956-STAR (7827) or wellstar.org.

Foxtrotters Alumni Reunion Dance. The Class Act Band will perform. Get dressed up in your best dressy or semiformal attire and dance the night away. Ages 55 and over. Tickets: $10 at the door. 6:30-9:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: foxtrottersdanceclub.wordpress.com.