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.
Through October 1. The Great Roswell Paint Out and Artists Exhibition. Watch artists paint at select sites along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell and in Roswell’s historic district. Meet the Artist Reception at Roswell Academy (2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Roswell) October 1, 7:30pm-9pm, open to the public. Meet the artists, see their works for sale. Exhibition continues until October 21. More info: 770-640-3253 or www.visitroswellga.com.
The annual Walton High School Homecoming Parade and game will be held on Friday, September 28th. The Parade begins at 2:45pm and runs along Sewell Mill Road from Old Canton Road to Bill Murdock Road and will feature floats, football players, cheerleaders, the Walton High School marching band, candy and plenty of Walton Raider spirit! The Raiders will kick off against the Cherokee County Warriors at 7:30pm at Raider Valley. For more information, contact Walton High School at 770-578-3225 or www.waltonhigh.org.
Wheeler High School Homecoming. The Pep Rally is Friday, Sept. 28th at the end of the school day followed by Homecoming football game against Milton. Come out and show your Wheeler Pride!
Hamlet presented by North Fulton Drama Club. Come early for a picnic on the lawn starting at 7pm. Performance begins at 8pm, except September 30: 4pm. Free, $5 donation suggested. Tables for six available for rent. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 678-561-2273 or www.northfultondramaclub.org.
Glover Park Evening Concert Series: Atlanta Pleasure Bandperforming R&B. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on the square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed after 4pm. Concert at 8pm. Tables available for rent. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.
Drum Circle. Professional drum leader Chuck Cogliandro leads the rhythm as you take part in one of the most basic celebrations of music. All experience levels. Spectators welcome. Bring your own drum or rhythm instrument. 8-10pm. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Anime Weekend Atlanta, one of the most popular Japanese animation (anime) & comics (manga) conventions in the U.S., with video rooms, dealers, costume contest, panels, workshops, artist alley, and a formal ball on Friday ($30). 12pm Friday – 5pm Sunday. $50/weekend. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.awa-con.com.
Scorned and Touched,a macabre double feature by Raymond Fast presented by Out of Box Theatre. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $16.52. Alley Stage (formerly Theater in the Square), Powder Springs Street SW & Anderson Street, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-633-9878, www.outofboxtheatre.com, or www.brownpapertickets.com.
Mathnasium of East Cobb will be the Marietta host for Mathnasium’s annual National Trimathlon. This is a fun-filled competition where kids in grades 3,4,5, and 6 compete in three challenging math events: The Counting Game – Magic Squares Challenge – Mental Math Workout.
All Lit Up, a lively presentation by Lauretta Hannon, bestselling author of The Cracker Queen – A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Lifeand “the funniest woman in Georgia” according to Southern Living. Fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. Will feature the only pre-publication reading from Hannon’s upcoming book. $10 admission includes access to all museum exhibits. 2pm. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: Jan Russell, 770-794-5710 or www.thecrackerqueen.com.
Marietta Derby Darlins – Female Flat Track Roller Derby double header bombshell brawl. Balsam Mountain Rollergirls vs. Kannapolis Rollergirls at 4pm. Torpedo Bay vs. Marietta Derby Darlins at 6:30pm. Doors open at 3:30pm. $14.45. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: www.mariettaderbydarlins.com.
3rd Annual International Fall Festival featuring American, Russian and Georgian foods, Russian tearoom, live music, an outdoor market, church tours, and fun activities for children. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 11:30am-5pm. $1 admission includes entry for door prizes. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell. More info: 770-640-1780 or www.stmaryofegypt.org.
Keep Cobb Beautiful and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia will offer another Medication Disposal Day for the public 10 am-2 pm.
Shop the Princeton Lakes Garage Sale from 9am-2pm, Princeton Lakes Neighborhood (behind Mt. Bethel Elementary) near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Road in East Cobb.
Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest with great BBQ and a variety of other foods from the best of Atlanta’s restaurants, food demonstrations, live entertainment, beer garden, fun kid activities, classic car show and more. Free. Food prices: $0.50-$5. Proceeds will benefit The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Gone with the Wind Museum, and Marietta Museum of History. 11am-6pm. Marietta Square. More info: www.marietta.com/whole-hawg-happenin-bbq-music-fest.
Shreya Ghoshal, top singer from Bollywood (India), will sing in Hindi as well as several other languages. 6pm. $39-$250. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800, www.ticketmaster.com, or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Speaker: Chris Allen, Founder, Hunting for Heroes. Program: Public Safety Awards. 7:30am. $60/general admission. Members: $25 online (by noon, September 26); $40 at door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway. Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.
Gifts Galore & More. A fun and unique showcase of local artisans and businesses. Shop for distinctive gifts and handmade items including, fashion accessories, garden sculptures, jewelry, spa products, personalized gifts and much more. Tuesday: 11am-2pm and 5-8pm. Wednesday: 10am-3pm. Somerset Division, 3275 Somerset Trace SE, Marietta, 30067. More info: www.somersetgiftsgalore.com.
Anything Goes presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre, through October 7. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love with a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Adults: $33.05-$54.25. Students/Seniors: $27.75-$48.95. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948, www.atlantalyrictheatre.com, or www.earlsmithstrand.org.