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:

Guided Trail Hikes. Hikes are led by a guide and highlight key sights, sounds and facts of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. $20/ages 5 and up (admission included); Free/members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

The Cotton Club Revue Encore. The Cotton Club Revue is a foot stomping, swinging jive, good time as you sing along to the hip sounds of the Cotton Club, New York’s historically famous Night Club. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. Tickets: $25-$30. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info:

Sylvia presented by Center Stage North. Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $20. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-331-0079 or visit

9th Annual Hero Run 5K Race. Run through historic downtown Kennesaw to raise money for wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Awards for top 3 male/ female runners in 14 age brackets plus top 3 teams. Registration at 6:30am. 1-mile fun run: 7:30am, 5K race: 8am. Pre-registration: $30. Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-3109, or

Family Fun Day hosted by Honest-1 Auto Care. Help raise funds for the nonprofit organization United Military Care’s Battle Buddy Program, which partners back ground checked Veterans with a volunteer for in home visits to isolated Veterans from all eras. There will be a car wash, dunking booth, corn hole, food and a silent auction. 10am-2pm. Free. Honest-1 Auto Care, 1391 East Cobb Drive, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Recycling Day at Pope High School. Bring recyclable goods such as electronics, appliances and metal. Additional fees apply for TVs, monitors, tablets, large items, paint and paper shredding. Pick-up available with advance reservation. 9am-4pm. $10/per car. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

The Wonderful World of Disney performed by the Atlanta Concert Band. Put on your favorite Disney costume and enjoy an afternoon of popular Disney music! Free, donations accepted. 4pm. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info:

Sundays on the River Concert featuring Sam Lewis. Enjoy some soulful sounds and feel-good music. 7-9pm. Advanced tickets: $12/lawn seating; $16/ table seating. Cash bar available, no outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets:

Gritters Tuesday Afternoon Book Club. This book club meets every second Tuesday of each month for an active book discussion. The August book selection is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Newcomers welcome. 2-3pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

2019 East Cobb Pigskin Preview presented by the East Cobb Area Council Cobb Chamber of Commerce. A special presentation to talk shop with East Cobb’s high school football coaches and their star players. $20/member. $30/general. 7:30-9am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Ashley Warner, 770-859-2346, or

Othello. Shakespeare’s Othello is one of his most intimate and devastating tragedies of all. It is a story about society, status and the nature of the outsider – but it is also a story about the love and trust between friends, and between men and women. Thursdays & Fridays: 7:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 2:30pm. Tickets: $25/general admission; $30/ VIP; $20/seniors and military. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: