Back-to-School season is in full swing and so are the activities and special events scheduled in and around East Cobb! Check out these local events happening this upcoming week. For more great events around town, 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:

Here Comes the Bride Exhibit. Includes a variety of historic wedding gowns, which are displayed throughout Bulloch Hall. The gowns on display are from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Monday-Saturday: 10am-3pm. Sunday: 1-3pm. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $6, Children 6 & under free. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info:

Family Canoe Day. Introduction to canoeing for first-time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults coming back to the sport. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the nature center grounds afterwards. Chattahoochee Nature Center provides all equipment. Aug. 4, 5, 12, 18, 19, & 26: 6-8:30pm; Aug. 11 & 25: 10:30am-12pm. Register by the Thursday before. $20/ages 5 and up (admission included); $10/members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

Bat-Hamlet. What if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crime fighter? Out of Box Theatre opens its seventh season with a play that will answer that question. Bat-Hamlet tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick’s death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. $22. 8pm. Out of the Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta. More info:

AUGUST 10-12
On Golden Pond presented by Center Stage North. Love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. Left to care for their future step-grandson, Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness. In the end, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together after a mild heart attack. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $16. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-331-0079 or visit

Jukebox Giants: Motown & More. A high energy song and dance show featuring unforgettable golden oldies hits will have everyone dancing in their seats! Friday and Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. Additional 3pm show on August 18. Tickets: $20-$25. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info:

Atlanta Concert Band. Come enjoy the annual family “pops” concert titled Why So Serious?. You’ll enjoy a fun afternoon of music including classics from Bugs Bunny, a concerto of Guns N Roses music, and Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! 4-5pm. Free. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell. More info:

Georgia Bridal Show. Find everything you need in one place and in one day for your big day! Meet the photographer behind the photos, taste the cake, listen to the DJ’s music, see the gowns and tuxedos in person, talk to a honeymoon specialist about the right trip for your budget, and more! 12-5pm. Bridal fashion show 4pm. $10/advanced; $15/cash at the door. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:

Sundays on the River Concert featuring Electromatics. Enjoy the sounds of red hot blues, Jazz and Americana. 6-9:30pm. Advanced tickets: $12 for lawn seating, $16 for table seating. Cash bar available, no outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets:

Dahlias Master Gardeners Program. Master Gardeners will present a gardening program on how to plant, grow and care for dahlias. 7-8pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or

Invasive Plants in the Garden. Master Gardeners will present a program about invasive plants and the ecosystem. The Wright Center Plant Jail will be used to show potted examples of the species being removed from the property and why they must go. 6:308:30pm. Free. Wright Environmental Education Center, 2661 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Judy Beard at

AUGUST 16-18
All 4 Kids/Marietta. Thursday: 9:30am-6pm. Friday: 9am-6pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm (half off). Accepting Cash, Debit ($1 fee), MasterCard and Visa ($2 fee). No checks. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info:

AUGUST 17-18
Mt. Bethel UMC Fall/Winter Children’s Consignment Sale. Get the best deals on toys, books, children’s furniture, sporting goods, fall and winter clothing and much more. Make sure to visit the boutique section for upscale brands, custom-made and smocked clothing. All proceeds go to support local and global missions. 9am-noon. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: or