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.

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. 3:304:15pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730.

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.

4th 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.

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 chattnaturecenter.org.

Yoga Class. This class will help create body awareness, strengthen and stretch muscles and tissues, improve balance, posture and coordination. Appropriate for all levels of students. 12:15-1:15pm. $90. (April 3-June 19). WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. More info/To reserve: 770-956-7827 or wellstar.org.

Tai Chi Class. A mind-body practice that has its roots in ancient China, designed to cultivate the body’s vital energy (known as “chi”) and improve the flow of this energy through the body. 12-1pm. $90. (April 5-June 21). WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/To reserve: 770-956-7827 or wellstar.org.

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 30060 (behind the U-Haul on Highway 120). More info: 770-499-2287 or goodmews.org.

Book Signing and Fundraiser. Short readings from selected works followed by refreshments and an opportunity to speak with the authors and purchase autographed copies. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Cobb County. Free to attend. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-977-7473.

Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Ask the Master Gardener Panel and Plant Swap. A panel of Master Gardeners will answer your questions on any gardening topic, and you can bring a few plants to swap with others. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Free. Cobb County Water Lab, 662 Atlanta Road, Marietta. More info: 770528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.com.

APRIL 13-14
Shrek the Musical presented by Wheeler High School. Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way. 7pm. General Admission; $10; Reserved Seating: $12. Wheeler High School Performing Arts Center, 375 Holt Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: wildcat.theatre@wheelerhigh.com.

APRIL 13-15
Murder! At The Strand. An immersive theatrical whodun-it! Using all of The Strand, this interactive, worldpremiere event challenges the audience to identify the true story behind a nefarious crime and the criminal with the motive to commit it. This is an opportunity for patrons to experience the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre as never before. Thursday & Friday: 7pm & 8:30pm; Saturday: 3pm, 7pm & 8:30pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $40-$45. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Tu Tu & More presented by the Atlanta Ballet presents three show-stopping works spotlighting the amazing spectrum of dance today. Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: starting at $20. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 800-745-3000 or cobbenergycentre.com, or ticketmaster.com.

APRIL 13-29
Always…Patsy Cline presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm. An additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 28 and Sundays: 2pm. $33-$53. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: atlantalyrictheatre.com.

2018 Run the River. Enjoy a scenic run/ walk along the Chattahoochee river. Proceeds will be used to continue Home Stretch’s mission of providing housing, hope, and life skills to homeless families. 10K: 7:30am; 5K: 7:45 am, 5K Walk: 7:50 am; Fun Run: 7:55 am. 10K: $40. 5K: $30. Family: $100. Fun Run: $15. St. Andrew Catholic Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-642-9185 or homestretch.org.

6th Annual Casino Night to benefit Marietta American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Chapter #519 College Scholarship Fund. The evening begins with cocktail-social hour with hor d’oeuvres, food and chips to play. $100/players; $50/non-players. 6-11pm. Infomart Hospitality/Banquet Room, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. RSVP and more info: hkipreos@yahoo.com or 770-316-8583.

Date Night Canoe Trip. Join Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) canoe guides as they paddle down the Chattahoochee River. After the paddle, join the guides around the campfire to roast marshmallows. 5pm. General Public: $35, CNC Members: $30, Ages 21+. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. For registration/scheduling: 770-992-2055 x237 or scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org.

Georgia Street Rod Association Swap Meet and Flea Market. Swap meet and car corral includes all auto and truck parts for sale or trade. 8am-3pm. $5/adults; Admission is free for children under 12 and women. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-517-6701 or gsra.com.

Recycling Day. Bring your recyclable metal, electronic, appliances, paint and paper for shredding. Proceeds benefit Pope High School Band. All you can bring metal, appliances and electronics for a $10 donation; additional fees for other items. 9am-4pm. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: popebandrecycling@gmail.com.

Swing For The Soldiers. Enjoy the sounds of Big Band. Enter the Mae West look alike contest. Hot hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. $29. 7-11pm. American Legion Post 29, 921 Gresham Avenue NE, Marietta. More info/Tickets: 770-973-0014 or www.unitedmilitarycare.org.

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 14 & 15
M2R Trailfest. Marietta’s newest and most unique festival. The two-day event starts at Lewis Park near WellStar Kennestone Hospital, through the Marietta Square and ending in the Marietta Confederate Cemetery, featuring artists of every kind along the trail. Saturday starts with a ribbon cutting for the trail to kick off the day’s festivities. Art performances, live music, food trucks, and visual installations stretch throughout 2 miles of the trail. Free. Saturday: 3-8pm; Sunday: 12-4pm. Lewis Park, 475 Campbell Hill Street NW, Marietta. Marietta Confederate Cemetery, 395 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 404-983-8111 or m2rtrail.com.

Keeping Families Strong & Safe: Rx Abuse & Heroin Summit. Parents and community members will attend a group session in the school theater, and Sprayberry students trained by the Georgia Prevention Project will lead an interactive session aimed at students 12 years and up. The second half of the evening will feature a panel discussion with expert guests that are knowledgeable of how this epidemic is impacting our community. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds is scheduled to present, along with Teresa Jonhston, the director of KSU’s Center for Young Adult Addiction & Recovery. 3-5pm. Sprayberry High School Theater, 2525 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-578-3200.

Cobb Connections. This networking event provides the opportunity to build relationships and grow business-to-business and business-to-consumer connections. 3-4:30 p.m. Cobb Chamber members. Free. General Admission: $25. Registration required. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: cobbchamber.org.

APRIL 19-21
St. Ann’s Annual Garage Sale. Includes seasonal, office goods, flat screen TV’s/PC’s, furniture, books, clothes, housewares, toys, baby items and much more. April 19 & 20: 9am-6pm. April 21: 9am-1pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, East Cobb. More info: 770-552-6400 or st-ann.org/womens-guild/garage-sale.