Get ready to spring forward: Daylight Saving Time 2019 starts this Sunday, March 10.  For many East Cobbers, adjusting the clocks to “spring forward” an hour and gain a little extra sunlight is a welcome change after the long, dark winter. Here are some local events to put a spring in your step!  For even more to do around town, visit our events 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: 678-355-3413.

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

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.

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. More info: 770-499-9393 or

The Mountaintop. A fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth, before his tragic assassination. Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:30pm. Tickets: $20-$30. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or

Eugene Onegin presented by the Atlanta Opera. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky explores the theme of love lost, found and the one that got away in this lush, romantic and beautifully Russian opera. Saturday: 8pm; Tuesday: 7:30pm; Friday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $40-$135. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or

Driving Miss Daisy. Set against a beautiful historical backdrop of Atlanta’s development through the mid20th century, the story of aging Southern matron Daisy Werthan, her long-suffering son Boolie, and her chauffeur Hoke Colburn unfolds over 25 years of friendship, loss, racial tension and ultimately love. Performances at Georgia Ensemble Theater and Oglethorpe University. Various showtimes. Tickets: $33-$58+. More info:

MARCH 8-17
The Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show at Bulloch Hall. The Quilt Show is a tradition in North Fulton County and across Georgia. Enjoy a delightful variety of quilts on display throughout Bulloch Hall. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: 1-4pm. $8/adults. $7/seniors. $6/ child, 6-18. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 or

South Pacific presented by City Springs Theatre. The glorious classic that poetically parallels two love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. 2pm. Tickets: $30-$62. Byers Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. More info: or 404-477-4365.

4th Annual Sensory Friendly Concert presented by Georgia Symphony Orchestra. This event is designed uniquely for sensory sensitive listeners. As a component of the GSO educational and outreach programs, this concert will provide the opportunity to experience great orchestral music in a low-pressure environment. 2pm. Tickets: $10. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-429-2390 or

Walton Band Garage Sale. Two gymnasiums filled with furniture, electronics, baby items, sporting goods, clothing, books, linens, holiday, housewares, lighting, games, toys, bikes and so much more All proceeds to benefit the Walton Band and Guard program. 8am-3pm. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 678-719-9267 or

Wheeler Band Recycling Day. Clear out the clutter and bring your recyclable metal, electronics, appliances, paint and paper for shredding to Wheeler. 9am-3pm. Drop off is at the former East Cobb Middle School, 380 Holt Road, Marietta. More info: or

MARCH 9-10
Eastman Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm. $10/adults. Free/12 and under. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 229-424-4555 or

The Georgia Bridal Show. Meet wedding professionals and find everything you need in one place and in one 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. 12pm-5pm. $10. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info:

Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits. Head outdoors for a nature-inspired tech and tinker stations where you can experiment and explore. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at STEM stations. Members: Free. $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: 770992-2055 or

Gritters Tuesday Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Tuesday afternoon of each month for an active book discussion. Newcomers are always welcome. “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier will be discussed. 2pm. Free. No registration required. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-528-2524.

IHOP Free Pancake Day. The pancakes will be free from 7am 7pm. IHOP Free Pancake Day is also a fundraiser for children battling critical illnesses. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Q.U.E.S.T. College Fair East. Q.U.E.S.T. stands for Question-Understand-Explore-Search-Target. Various college representatives from colleges and universities throughout Georgia and the greater southeastern region will be in attendance. This event is open to all students and parents. 6-8pm. Free. Wheeler High School, 375 Holt Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Wheeler High School Counseling Office, 770-578-3266.

Night of Hope. A unique prayer and worship experience designed to help you enter and feel God’s presence as you bring Him your heart and your needs. All are welcome. 7pm-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: