Fall for FUN and fill your family’s schedule with these fabulous events happening all week long. For more local event ideas and activities, check out our online calendar HERE.
Through December 5. Georgia Nature Photographers Association Exhibit, a juried exhibition of wildlife, landscape and macro images representing a sample of the best work by the more than 300 members of the GNPA, part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: Noon-5pm. Admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors; $5/ages 3-12. Free/ages 2 & under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Every Thursday, Creator’s Kids Playgroup meets from 9:30-11am at St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road. Creator’s Kids is open to all children ages 18mos to 4 years and their caregivers. This free playgroup incorporates music, art, dancing, singing, play and fellowship in a child-friendly, age-appropriate setting. Bring a friend, make a friend!
Every Saturday and Sunday, Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Sunday: 12-3pm. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
Every 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: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.
Trail Hikes, Every Saturday and Sunday. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.
Driving Miss Daisy, presented by the Mountain View Art Alliance and CenterStage North. On October 25 and 26, The Art Place will host coffee and dessert shows for $12 beginning at 8 pm . Saturday, October 27 show is a dinner theatre with appetizers and wine beginning at 6:30 pm and is $25. Proceeds from the last weekend’s show will benefit the Mountain View Art Alliance. All other shows: $15. Tickets available online: theartplace.us and www.centerstagenorth.org. Friday, October 12: 8 pm; Saturday, October 13: 8 pm; Sunday, October 14: 2 pm; Thursday, October 18: 8 pm; Friday, October 19: 8 pm; Saturday, October 20: 8 pm; and Sunday, October 21: 2 pm. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: The Art Place, 770-509-2700 or CenterStage North, 770-331-0079.
Pope High School Drama presents “The Dark Tower” Roland, a warrior and perhaps the son of a king, has reached the Dark Tower. After years of eschewing death, he seeks nothing but sweet release after lifetimes of wandering the Earth. At the Dark Tower, he is confronted by Three Sisters, each in her own window. While the Amber Sister taunts him, and the Silent Sister pities him, the Dark Sister encourages him to release his burdens by sharing his life story. $15 VIP, $10 General admission, $5 students.
Bingo Night Fundraiser. Play two games of Bingo with sloppy joes and drinks included for $12. Prize donations are accepted, and the event is open to people of all ages. Additional game cards can be purchased for $1. The event is a fundraiser for the East Cobb Senior Center and will be held from 6-10pm. 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Eldo Ediger 770-345-2278.
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church 4th Annual Arts and Crafts Show. Artists, Craftspeople and Musicians from Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation and other exhibitors share their talents and help raise funds for the Church. Friday: 6-9pm, Saturday: 10am–4pm. 2799 Holly Springs Road, Marietta 30062. More info: 770-578-1533 or www.emersonuu.org.
Mt. Zion Preschool 7th Annual Market Place and Pumpkin Patch. Sweet treats and great shopping all under one roof with handmade creations by talented preschool moms. Raffle with great prizes. Pumpkin patch on Saturday. 9am- 2pm. Mt. Zion Preschool, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:
Russian and Gypsy Folk Music Concert. Come experience a diverse and unique music experience! The Atlanta Balalaika Society hosts the night of song and dance. 7:30pm. Admission: $18/adult, $17/child (12 and under). Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell. More info: 404-325-2449.
Evening with History. Marietta Daily Journal editor Joe Kirby discusses the history of the Marietta Lockheed Plant, from his new book The Lockheed Plant. Reservations requested. 7-9pm. Free/members. $7/non-members. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite #200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or Mariettahistory.org
4th Annual Paw-casso Art Show presented by Animals Deserve Better to raise funds and increase public awareness on the need for service/assistance dogs, spay/neuter programs, and the need for humane and disaster education in our community. An auction and Pets FURever Poster Competition will take place from 11am-3pm, featuring artwork donated by public, private and home schooled students residing in Cobb County. 10am-3pm, Broadway Diner 1333 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-402-0297 or www.animalsdeservebetter.com.
29th Annual Southern Invitational Music Festival hosted by the Sprayberry Band of Gold. Bands from across the Southeast will be performing and competing. $10/adult. $5/student. Free/ages 6 & under. Cash only. 10am-10pm. Sprayberry High School, Jim Frazier Stadium, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Don Hamrick,770-928-2359; Mike King, 770-639-6759; or www.southerninvitational.com.
Good Mews Holiday Market. Good Mews Animal Foundation will be holding a Holiday Market starting Friday, October 12 and continuing weekends until Sunday, November 4. Hours on Opening Day & Saturdays are 9am-5pm and Sundays from Noon-5pm. All proceeds benefit the cats and kittens of Good Mews! The Holiday Sale will be held at the Sandy Plains Exchange (Publix) Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Rd at Scufflegrit Rd., Suite 202, Marietta, 30066
Boxerstock 2012, an all-day music festival benefiting Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Vendors, concession stand, canine demonstrations, silent auction and activities for the whole family. $8/adult $5 for children12 and under $5. Volunteers will also provide microchipping for $25/dog. Be sure to bring proof of ownership and immunization records to get microchipped. 12–6pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: www.boxerstock.org.
Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: “Gardening for Butterflies” presented by Debra Stockton. Learn about some traditional methods as well as some unconventional techniques that will also attract some other garden lovelies! Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or
YMCA Youth Track Or Treat. This track meet is unique because runners will be competing in their costumes. Divisions are in place for age groups and distance. A Skirt Sprint will also be happening to honor women. There will be prizes and activities tables for supporters. Registration is $15. Phantom runners can register as well! All proceeds go to charities working against domestic violence in Cobb County. 1:45pm. Marietta High School, Track & Field Complex, 1171 Whitlock Avenue SW, Marietta 30064 More info: www.youthtrackortreat.com.
Sunday Funday at East Cobb Park. Pack your picnic dinner and bring the family out to East Cobb Park for music & family fun at this week’s Sunday Funday, 4-7pm (weather permitting).
Roswell United Methodist Church’s Job Networking Ministry will hold a Mini-Job Fair for all job seekers in Greater Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. This will be the 8th Mini-Job Fair supported by community employers and volunteers, including Roswell Rotary Club, City of Roswell, and local churches such as Fellowship Bible Church.
East Cobb Wine and Vine Market/21stAnnual Silent Auction and Wine Tasting sponsored by the East Cobb Civitan Club and the Friends for the East Cobb Park. Proceeds will help support the East Cobb Park and Camp Big Heart as well as scholarships and other community projects for the aged, homeless, handicapped and needy. Auction and wine tasting starts promptly at 6pm and includes hors d’oeuvres. Sponsorships available. 5:30-11pm. $20. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Indian HillsCountry Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 678-548-9635.
Hoops2Heaven Basketball registration for the 2012-2013 Fall/Winter season. Open to ages 4 through 18. Season runs from November through February. Registration fee and form due to Mt. Zion UMC, Attn: Youth Sports Ministry before October 31. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465, ext. 250 or www.mtzionumc.org/ysm
East Hampton Gift Show. Preview party Thursday, shopping on Friday. Earliest and easiest way to get your holiday shopping taken care of. All proceeds from the event will go to charity. Thursday: 5-9pm. Friday: 9am-4pm. More info: Janice Hill at Jachill1414@aol.com.