April weather has its highs and lows, but one thing’s for certain – it’s another busy week all around East Cobb. 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: cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.
5th Annual Roswell Azalea Festival. Enjoy concerts, a River Run, art exhibition and much more. Cost varies based on events. Events located throughout Roswell check website for information on what is happening and when. More Info: 770-640-3253 or www.roswellazaleafestival.com.
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 chattnaturecenter.org
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.
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 mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
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 goodmews.org.
THROUGH MAY 31
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: 770-992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.
Singin’ in the Rain presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm. An additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 27 and Sundays: 2pm. Tickets: $51-$71. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Ivy Lane Fashion Show to benefit suicide prevention in East Cobb high schools. Lunch, drinks, music, swag bags, auction and more. 3pm. Tickets: $30. To purchase tickets online go to ivylanemarietta.com. Sponsorships available. Ivy Lane boutique, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-578-0506 or ivylanemarietta.com.
Marietta Square Artisan Market. An open-air fine arts market showcasing the best of local, handmade art and fine crafts. From jewelry to sculpture, paintings and more, there is something for everyone. 9am-2pm on Mill Street between Church Street and the railroad tracks. More info: ArtistsMarketMarietta.com.
APRIL 13 & 14
42nd Annual Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival combines the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era with funfilled activities with arts and crafts, food and live entertainment. The festival kicks off with a parade on Saturday at 9:30am, starting at Adams Park and continuing down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 12-5pm. Free. Downtown Kennesaw, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-1330 or kennesaw.com/big-shanty-festival.
Rhea Lana’s A Children’s Consignment Event. Shop for children’s clothes, shoes, toys, books, DVDs, baby equipment, gently used maternity clothes and more at affordable prices. Sunday 11am-7pm; Monday 10am-8pm; Tuesday 10am-3pm. Free. East Cobb Center, 3920 Canton Road, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: Sarahsummers@rhealana.com or 770-316-0876.
APRIL 19 & 20
20th Annual Cobb Master Gardener Garden Fair & Plant Sale. There is something for everyone – including native azaleas, unusual and unique plants, gardening accessories, yard art and furniture from special vendors around the southeast. Rain or shine. 10am-4pm. Free. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.com.