School is almost out (can you believe it?) – let the fun begin! Kick off the unofficial start of summer with these great activities all around East Cobb. For even more to do, check out our online 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: www.cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
Pop-In Preschool Storytime. Bring your preschooler for a fun, interactive storytime that includes fingerplays and movement activities, too! 10:30am. Free. Ages 3-5. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2711.
Gritter Baby Storytime. Introduce your baby to the world of reading through finger plays, bouncing rhymes, music and books. 10:15 am. Free; No registration required. Ages Birth-18 months. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-528-2524.
Toddler Tadpoles is for children ages 1-2. It lasts 20-25 minutes and can include stories, finger plays, bean bags, shaker eggs, lots of music, and fun. 10:15am. Free; No Registration required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730.
TUESDAY AND SATURDAY
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 www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Family Fun Time is for families with children of all ages. It lasts 40-50 minutes and can include books, activities, a short film, parachute play, music, and a craft. 3:30-4:15pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730.
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.
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Brew with a View sponsored by Red Hare Brewery. Come out for live music, drinks and a crystal clear view of the square and Kennesaw Mountain from the Cobb Terrace. No cover charge. Age 21+. 7-11pm. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Free. Saturday: 9am-12pm; Sunday: 12-3pm. Historic Marietta Square, 65 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.
WEEKENDS THROUGH MAY 19
Good Mews Spring Flea Market. Find great bargains on a variety of items. All proceeds benefit Good Mews Animal Foundation, a local non-profit organization which operates a volunteer-based no-kill shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Sundays: 12-5pm. 562 Wylie Road, Marietta (behind the U-Haul on Highway 120). More info: 770-499-2287 or www.goodmews.org.
THROUGH MAY 31
Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits. Head outdoors this spring for our nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. The exhibit stations focus on the science of water – how it moves, how it is used. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at the STEM stations. Expand your creative mind and your vocabulary when you visit Eco-Tinker! Members Free. $10/Adult, $6/Child, Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Georgia State University’s BIO-BUS Stop. BIO-BUS instructors will conduct the BIO-BUS community outreach STEM program, Chemistry: Acids, Bases & Indicators. This workshop teaches chemistry and matter concepts to children through engaging, hands-on experiments with acids and bases using the scientific method along with an emphasis on laboratory safety. 4:45-5:15pm. Free. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: cobbcat.org.
23rd Marietta Greek Festival. A community celebration of Greek culture and food sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Church of Marietta.Enjoy food, entertainment, dancing, shopping, children’s activities and more. Friday: 3-11pm; Saturday: 10am-11pm; Sunday: 11am-6pm. Tickets: $5; children under 12 are free. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. More info: 770–924–8080 or www.mariettagreekfestival.com.
Pop-In For Family Fun: Sports. Pop-Ins provide children and their families the opportunity to interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. $5/person; $20/ Family. 10:30am-3:30pm. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: www.mariettahistory.org.
GSO Jazz! The final performance of the GSO Jazz! season features music that will make you tap your toes and shuffle in your seat! 8pm. Tickets: $10-28. Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 17 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: www.georgiasymphony.org.
In Zines We Trust: A Zine Club. Ever wanted to explore the world of zines but didn’t know how? In Zines We Trust is a safe space for zinesters of all backgrounds and skill levels to share ideas, work on current projects and share the love for all things ZINE! 7-8:30pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: cobbcat.org.
Yoga with Cats. Join a certified yoga instructor for a one-hour, beginner-level “Yoga with Cats” class at Good Mews. Expect a few giggles along the way as the cats roam freely among class participants and may even curl up for a nap on a yoga mat. Classes are limited to 15 students and minimum age is 18. $20, Good Mews Animal Shelter, 3805 Robinson Rd, Marietta. More info: goodmews.org.
A View from the Bridge. The poverty of an American working class family comes face to face with the sheer destitution of their immigrant cousins, desperate to make a new life. As the unstoppable tragedy grinds towards its inevitable conclusion, against a backdrop of poverty and immigration, like all great modern drama, about a family. $25. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave, Marietta. More info: theatreinthesquare.net.