April weather has its highs and lows, but one thing’s for certain – it’s another busy week in and around East Cobb. For even more to do, 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.



Yoga. 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. $82.50 (April 4-June 20). WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-956-7827 or wellstar.org.



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.



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/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730.



Tai Chi. 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. $67.50 (April 6-June 22). WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-956-7827 or wellstar.org.



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.



Find Your Favorite Forest Fairy House on the Trail. Back by popular demand, the fairies have been busy building all new fairy houses for the Homestead Trail and Kingfisher Pond Tail this spring. More than a dozen whimsical works line trails. Create your own Fairy House. 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.


APRIL 7-23

Jesus Christ Superstar presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s. Propelled by a stirring score, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm. An additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 22 and Sundays: 2pm. $33-$53. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: atlantalyrictheatre.com.


APRIL 22-23, 29-30-May 6-7, 13-14 & 22-21

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. Fridays & Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Sundays: 12-5pm. Sandy Plains Village Shopping Center, 4708 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell (Corner of SR 92, next to Movie Tavern and Walmart Neighborhood Market). More info: 770-499-2287 or goodmews.org.


APRIL 18-MAY 18 & APRIL 22-MAY 13

Drivers Education presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education. 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel. This program meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. April 18-May 18, Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6-9pm at Dodgen Middle School and Pope High School. April 23-May 14, Saturdays: 8am-4pm at Dodgen Middle School and Kell High School. $385. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. Kell High School, 4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta. More info: 770-429-3170 or mariettacommunityschool.com.


APRIL 21-22

4th Annual Percussion Ensemble Symposium presented by Lassiter High School Band with special performance by the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Lassiter High School Bands. Student ensembles perform approximately every half hour. Friday: 6-9pm. Saturday: 6-9pm. Northwestern University will perform Saturday at 8pm. Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble Admission is $7 and is good for the entire event. Lassiter High School Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, East Cobb. More info: Facebook.com/lassiterpercussionsymposium or percussionsymposium@lbba.org.


LIFE Vision Atlanta – The Experience of LIFE. What’s powering your practice? Passion? Energy? A Lasting Purpose? LIFE Vision is a two-day shot of high-energy, high-impact, inspirational and educational moments designed to bring current and future chiropractic leaders of all perspectives together to connect and re-charge. April 21: 8:30am-10pm. April 22: 9am-11pm. Cost: starts at $99. Renaissance Atlanta Waverly, 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: LIFEVisionSeminars.com.


Plant Sale and Garden Fair presented by the Cobb County Master Gardeners. Come and browse the plants, visit the educational exhibits, and get a head start on spring planting. 9am-5pm each day. Free admission. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.com.



Advance Care Planning. Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive, if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. Come to this seminar to learn more about it. Presented by Good Life Club.Friday, April 21 | 10-11:30am. Free/Registration required



Marietta Square Artisan Market. The market is an open-air fine arts market showcasing the best of local, handmade art and fine craft. 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.


2017 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. 5K Walk: $30. St. Andrew Catholic Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-642-9185 or race@homestretch.org.


Diamond Jubilee Show. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus’s 60th Anniversary Show Featuring Guest Quartets: Bling and Boardwalk. 4pm. $25 in advance, $30 at the door, students and seniors $20. Children under 6 free. $30 Premium Reserved Table Seating. $225 for whole table (8 people). St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell. More info: 770-317-9637 or songofatlanta.com.


Earth Day Canoeing: Shooting Stars on the River. Join Chattahoochee Nature Center canoe guides as they paddle down the Chattahoochee River. After the paddle, join the guides around the campfire to watch for shooting stars during the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner. 5pm. $40 General Public, $30 CNC Members, Ages 21+. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. For registration/scheduling: 770-992-2055 x237 or scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org.


APRIL 22 & 23

41st Annual Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival Fun-filled 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 admission. Downtown Kennesaw, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-1330 or kennesaw.com/big-shanty-festival.



Marietta Big Chicken Chorus Presents Spring into Harmony. This year’s special guest is the 2010 International Quartet Champions, Storm Front. Wildly entertaining, this comedy quartet will have you belly laughing. 3pm. Tickets: $15. Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta High School, 1172 Whitlock Avenue SW, Marietta. More info: BigChickenChorus.org.


WellStar Foundation Starlight Grand Gala. Celebrate the many physicians, clinicians, volunteers and community philanthropists who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of local communities. Proceeds will benefit one of the most vital and immediate healthcare services throughout WellStar’s System – trauma. 6pm. Individual gala tickets are $1,000. The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, SunTrust Park, 800 Battery Avenue SE, Suite 500, Atlanta. More info/tickets: Contact Kelli Moore at kelli.moore@wellstar.org or call 470-956-6673.



26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by East Cobb Lions Club. Proceeds to benefit several local schools, vision, diabetes, and other local charities. 8am: Registration, continental breakfast and range balls. 9am: Shotgun start. Four-person team, Ft. Lauderdale format. Lunch and awards follow golf. $125/player. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info/to register: Contact Don Garrow at 770-955-6914, email dgarrow@bellsouth.net or eclions.org.


An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Big Magic”. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A session. 7:30pm. Tickets: $65-$95, Unity North Atlanta, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 678-819-9100 or unitynorth.org.



5th Annual Strand Golf Classic. All proceeds go towards supporting The Strand Theatre and keeping the history and legacy alive! A great excuse to spend the day playing golf for a good cause. Raffles, gifts bags, and tasty beverages and much more. At Cobblestone Golf Course, registration begins at 11am with an 12pm shotgun start. Sponsorship opportunities available. The cost per team (foursome) without a sponsorship starts at $750. Cobblestone Golf Course, 4200 Nance Road, Acworth. More info: 770-293-0080 or events@earlsmithstrand.org.


APRIL 27-29

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 27 & 28: 9am-6pm. April 29: 9am-1pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, East Cobb. More info: 770-552-6400 or st-ann.org.


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