It’s a new year! What will you write for the next chapter of your life? It’s entirely up to you. Take the first step by making a new year’s resolution to enjoy these local events. Click HERE for even more ways to have fun in and around East Cobb!


KSU Continuing Professional Education Open House. Discover how Kennesaw State University (KSU) Continuing Education classes can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Get a sneak peek at numerous courses and certificate programs offered annually. 6-8:30pm. Free. KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive NW, Kennesaw. More info: Registration required and can be completed at or 470-578-6765.


Cobb Chamber Executive Women (CEW) Luncheon. Network with other executive women. 11:15am-1pm. CEW Members: $26 online; Guests: $36 (by Jan 3). The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th floor, Atlanta. More info/registration: or 

Lunch & Learn: Gardening for Pollinators. Master Gardener JoAnne Newman will give you facts and tips on how to kick your garden up a notch by adding plants that pollinators just can’t resist! 12 noon-1pm. Free. Cobb Water Lab, 660 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info:


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:


Hyde Farm Tour. A wonderful way to spend your Saturday morning, walking and learning the history of life on the farm in Cobb County with a 45-minute tour. Treat yourself to the 135 acres that make up the farm, including natural features such as the Chattahoochee River and forested areas, as well as terraced agricultural fields and our resident chickens that always welcome the public. 10am & 11am. Free, but registration required. Hyde Park Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/Registration:

Teen Zine Workshop. What’s a zine? A zine (pronounced ZEEN) is similar to a magazine but anyone can make one and they can be about anything! Usually, a zine consists of collage art, poetry and illustrations (to name a few) on a subject that the creator is interested in and can then be photocopied and distributed. Ages 13-18. 2-4pm. Free, supplies provided. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, Teen Room, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

JANUARY 11 & 12

3 Redneck Tenors. If Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be The 3 Redneck Tenors. Their musical comedy features classically trained veteran artists that mix down home laughs with big city music. Saturday: 8 pm; Sunday: 3 pm. $25-$40. Earl and Rachel Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/Tickets:


STARLAB. Come learn about the night sky in winter. Learn all the winter constellations. 1-2pm. Admission: $10/Adults; $6/Child (3-12); $7/Senior 65+/Student (Ages 13 -18); Free/Members & children 2 & under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or


Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy and Matthew McGuigan, does away the worn out “tribute” format of bad wigs and fake accents. Instead, they perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. 8pm. $40. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/Tickets:


Cobb Young Professionals (CYP) Kick-Off Social. Kick off the year at the Georgian Club with hor d’oeuvres, drinks and networking with 100+ Cobb Young Professionals. If you have never been to a CYP event before or have a friend or co-worker you’ve been wanting to bring, this is the perfect event to see what it’s all about. 5:30-7:30pm. Members: $5; Non-members: $15 (through January 10).The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info:


Green Screen Basics. Learn about swapping out backgrounds in Premiere and Photoshop. Discussion includes still images as well as video. Topics include pointers for how to record the background as well as editing afterwards. Ages 14-adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, Video Studio, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:


Building Healthy Soil at the Wright Environmental Center. The Master Gardeners invite you to their open house at the Wright Environmental Center where Cris Force will speak on Building Healthy soil. Cris and Linda Hlozansky won the top prize in June from the International Master Gardener Association’s annual competition for their experiment in increasing sweet potato yield by improving the soil in which they grew. 9am-12 noon. Free. Wright Environmental Center, 2663 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: