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I love a parade! Community events September 14 – 20.

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Parades and festivals put the F in FUN this week! Fill your family’s schedule with these Fall events.  For more local event ideas and activities, check out our online calendar HERE.

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.

 

September 14

YAP presents To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel comes to the stage.The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator’s father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel’s impact by writing, “In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism. Sep 14, 15 at 6pm and Sept 16 at 2pm Sept 21, 22 6pm and Sept 23 at 2pm. For more information regarding upcoming productions or to purchase tickets please visit www.youngactorsplayhouse.com or call 678-910-0780. Email questions totickets@youngactorsplayhouse.com. Young Actors Playhouse is located at 3372 Canton Rd Marietta, GA 30066 in the Blackwell Square Shopping Center.

Cobb Executive Women Luncheon.  Program:  Fall Fashion Show.  11:30am.  Members:  $20 online (by noon, September 12); $35 at door.  Guests:  $30 online (by noon, September 12); $45 at door.  Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street NE, Marietta.  More info:  770-859-2320 or www.cobbchamber.org.

Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn:  Hydrangeas, the Garden Favorite.  Master Gardener Debra Stockton will discuss hydrangeas from A to Z, including P for pruning, and heirloom favorites as well as the trendy new cultivars.   Free.  Bring your lunch.  12-1pm.  Cobb County Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta.  More info:  770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.org.

The REVEAL, opening night celebration of the 2012 Art & Design Show House, showcasing 21 beautifully styled rooms transformed by 28 accomplished designers at The Park at Anderson Farms.  This annual fundraiser benefits the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.  Dine on seasonal fare while mingling with Show House interior designers and regional artists.  7-11pm.  $75/person.  Cocktail attire.  Shuttle service will transport guests from the parking lot at 670 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta starting at 6:45pm.  More info, including Show House hours:  www.artanddesignshowhouse.com.

Eastminster Presbyterian Church Fall Festival, Friday and Saturday, 3125 Sewell Mill Road, will celebrate their Fall Festival this Friday, September 14, noon-8pm and Saturday, September 15, 10am-3pm.

 

September 15

17th Annual EAST COBBER Parade and Festival! Celebrate our East Cobb community at the 17th annual EAST COBBER Parade and Festival. Parade begins at 10am with the Festival to follow from 11am – 3pm at the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center,  736 Johnson Ferry Road.  Enjoy food, entertainment, arts & crafts exhibits, booths from local vendors and civc groups, carnival games and more!

21st Annual Marietta StreetFest presented by the Marietta Museum of History featuring Georgia antique dealers, artisans, and attractions as well as the Marietta Square Farmers Market (9am-noon), the Trash or Treasure Show, and the popular Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show (10am-3pm), collectibles, food, plus the Marietta Grassroots Festival (2-8pm).  9am-8pm.  $5/adults.  $3/students & seniors.  Free/under 5.  Marietta Square.  More info:  770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.

Nutty Nature Day.  Enjoy a day of nature-themed shows, crafts and stories.  11am-3pm.  See website for activity schedule.  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.

Atlanta Smooth Music (Jazz) Festival, the Atlanta area’s only all day outdoor smooth jazz music experience, where you can bring your own food and beverages, and enjoy great music under the sun and stars.  Doors open at 12:30pm. Show starts at 1:30 pm. Lawn:  $30.  Reserved seating:  $58-$62.  VIP Table:  $85/seat (table seats 4).  No lawn chairs permitted.  Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.  More info:  770-819-7765 or www.smoothjazzgrooves.com.

46th Annual Roswell Arts Festival featuring continuous performing arts as well as artwork and crafts for sale.  Free.  10am-6pm.  Roswell Town Square , corner of Hwy 9 & 120.  More info:
770-640-3253 or www.roswellartsfestival.com.

 

September 16

3rd Annual Constitution Day Festival of Georgia.  A free family festival celebrating America’s birthday.  Enjoy live music, performances from local student groups, Founding Father re-enactors, speakers and the Walk Thru the Constitution Challenge.  12:30-6pm.  Marietta Square.  More info:  www.constitutiondayfestivalofga.com.

Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge. The Knights of Columbus Council #8376, St. Ann Catholic Church, will be sponsoring the annual Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge on Sunday, September 16th. The event is open to the public. All boys and girls, ages 10 – 14, are invited to participate.  The local competition will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16th at St. Ann’s Reilly Field at the intersection of Roswell Road and Bishop Lake Road. Winners in each age group will be eligible to participate in the District Competition in October. District winners will be invited to compete in the State Championships at a later date. Questions should be directed to KofC Youth Director, Pat Evans, at pat.evans88@comcast.net.

 

September 17

Hunger Games Challenge, open to middle and high school students.  An afternoon of Hunger Games-themed challenges from 4-5:30pm, which will be followed by a viewing of The Hunger Games on the big screen at 5pm the following Monday, September 17.  Donation of a non-perishable food item for a local food bank requested.  Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta.  More info:  770-528-2320.

 

September 18

Autumn in Your Garden presented by Cobb Master Gardeners.  Find out how to get your landscape ready for the winter.  Plant bulbs now to ensure a beautiful yard in spring.  Use clippings and pruning from your fall clean up for decorations in your home and landscape.  6:30-7:30pm.  Free but registration required.  East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.  More info/to register:  Ansie Krige, 770-509-2730 or krigea@cobbcat.org.

 

September 19

The Man Who Came to Dinnerthe classic Kaufman & Hart comedy presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre.  Wednesday-Saturday:  8pm, except September 15 & 22:  4pm & 8pm.  Sunday:  2:30pm.  No show on Friday, September 21.  $20-$30.  Subscriptions available.  Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell.  More info/tickets:  770-641-1260 or www.get.org.

 

September 20

Brown Bag Concert Series.  Grab your lunch at one of the many great restaurants around the Square or bring your own lunch and meet your friends.  12-1pm.  Glover Park, Marietta Square.  More info:  770-794-5601.

Meet and Greet:  Author Jeffrey Stepakoff, best-selling author, screenwriter and professor will talk about the craft of writing and his new book, The Orchard, copies of which will be available for sale.  11am-12pm.  Free but registration is required.  East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.  More info/to register:  Ansie  Krige, 770-509-2730 or krigea@cobbcat.org.

Brown Bag Banter:  Once a Marine, Always a Marine.  Speaker Mary Ann Fitzpatrick will tell how she survived life as a woman Marine in the 1950s.  11:30am-12:30pm.  $7.  Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta.  More info:  770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.

North Georgia State Fair.  This fair is the largest in metro Atlanta, attracting nearly 300,000 people each year.  Various amusement rides and booths, flower shows, farm animals and concerts.  Monday-Thursday:  4-11pm.  Friday:  4pm-midnight.  Saturday:  10am-midnight.  Sunday:  12:30-10pm.  $7.  Free/ages 10 & under.  $3 parking.  Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-528-8989 or www.northgeorgiastatefair.com.

Do you know of an event happening around East Cobb? Email the details to events@eastcobber.com. Include “Event Listing” in the subject line. Stay on top of all the local fun and festivities when you “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/EASTCOBBER.

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