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Step into September! Community events September 7 – 13.


Creature Features are just one of the regularly scheduled events at Chattahoochee Nature Center.


It’s another week of festivals, concerts and FUN around East Cobb County. 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

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 7

Dream Lover. The historic Polk Street Players presents the hilarious fantasy farce “Dream Lover” by Jack Sharkey, directed by Pete Borden. Performances Fri/Sat Sept. 7, 8 at 8pm,  Sun. Sept. 2 at 2:30pm and Thurs. Sept. 6 at 8pm.   The Stellar Cellar at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta GA 30060, near the Square.  Tickets $12.50-$20 for Sat. dinner shows (Aug. 25 & Sept. 1).  For reservations, call the Box Office 770/218-9669.

Bolder & Fresher Tour 2012.  Bill O’Reilly, godfather of “no spin” and in-your-face television, and Dennis Miller, the king of references and rants, are teaming up to take the country by storm.  8pm.  $55-$450.  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:  770-916-2800,, or

Frank Cox Gem & Jewelry Show & Sale.  Gems, jewelry, beads and more.  Free and open to the public.  Friday:  1-5pm.  Saturday-Sunday:  10am-5pm.  Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta.  More info:  941-954-0202 or

Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band with Craig A. Meyer as Elton John, along with the Rocket Band with special guests, Yacht Rock Schooner.  6pm.  $16/lawn.  $27/reserved seat.  Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5329 Floyd Road, Mableton.   More info/tickets:  770-819-7765, or

Chattahoochee Nature Center Concert Series:  James Casto with Mike Willis and Marcia Ramirez.  Bring some food and friends, chairs and blankets, and enjoy a night of music.  8pm.  Gates open at 6:30pm.  General admission:  $15 (no seats).  Tables for 2-8 available for rent:  $45-$160.  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.  More info/tickets:  678-570-7865 or

First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene.  Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window.  Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center.  5-9pm, rain or shine.  Historic Marietta Square.  More info:

All Children’s Consignment Sale with a new ‘boutique section.’  Friday:  9am-8pm.  Saturday:  9am-1pm.  St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta.  More info:
770-926-3488 or

Salute to America!  A star-spangled salute to music that will make you stand up and be proud to be an American.  Friday, Saturday & Tuesday:  8pm.  Sunday:  3pm.  $20.  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-293-0080 or


September 8

Paws and Planes Festival.  Marietta History Center-Aviation Wing.  Entertainment, children’s activities, vendors and artists, food, and pet adoptions, amid commercial and military aircraft.  Helicopter rides for additional fee.  All proceeds benefit Homeless Pets.  September 8, 11a.m.-4p.m. Adults $10, children 12 and under free.  550 Perin Road, Marietta.

B at the Movies:  Dr. Suess’ The Lorax.  Free family outdoor movie.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets, relax, and enjoy an evening of family friendly entertainment.  Movies are presented on a giant inflatable movie screen under the stars.  Movies begin at dusk but come early for pre-movie festivities and giveaways.  East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta.

Summer Stars:  Ballybag will spirit you away to your favorite Irish pub with all your pals.   7:30pm.  Lawn opens at 7pm.  Free.  Tables available for rent:  $25/table for 8.  The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-509-2700 or

2012 Candlelite Concerts:  Kayla Taylor performing traditional jazz vocals.  Free.  Tables available for rent.  8pm.  Gates open at 6:30pm.  Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.  More info:  770-819-7765 or

Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K, 1 Mile & Tot Trot. Proceeds support the educational and outreach programs of the Southern Museum.  1 Mile race starts at 7:30am and 5K at 8am, both from the Kennesaw First Baptist Church (2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw) up through Swift Cantrell Park and finishes in downtown Kennesaw.  Tot Trot starts at 8:45 am in front of Big Shanty Barbershop.  $25.  More info:  Leslie Edge, 770-427-2117, ext. 3183, or, or

Birding Canoe Trip along the Chattahoochee focusing specifically on birds in the area, exploring the hidden backwaters along the river with a naturalist river guide.  7:30-11:30am. $40/general public.  $30/member.  Advance registration required.  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.  More info:  770-992-2055, ext. 237, or

YMCA Family Night and Adventure Guide Program Kickoff with inflatables, DJ and balloon artist.  Families are welcome to bring their own picnic dinner and enjoy the evening.  Free.  No alcohol or animals.  6-8pm.  McCleskey East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-977-5991.


September 9

Concerts by the Springs:  Banks & Shane presented by City of Sandy Springs.  7-8:30pm.  Lawn opens at 5pm.  Free.  Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs.  More info:


September 10

Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast.  Program:  United Way Kick-Off.  7:30am.  General admission:  $60.  Members:  $25 online (by noon, September 5); $40 at door.  Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway. Atlanta.  More info:  770-980-2000 or


September 11

Salute to America!  A star-spangled salute to music that will make you stand up and be proud to be an American.  Friday, Saturday & Tuesday:  8pm.  Sunday:  3pm.  $20.  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-293-0080 or

Cobb Young Professionals Social presented by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce for young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s to network with other young professionals. There is no program and attendees are encouraged to come ready to talk about the businesses they represent.  Enjoy complimentary cocktails and live entertainment from a great local band.  5:30-7:30pm.  General admission:  $20 online (by noon, September 10) or $30 at door.  Members:  Free online (by noon, September 10) or $20 at door.  The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta.
More info:  770-859-2320 or

GSO (Georgia Symphony Orchestra) Chamber Chorus Bon Voyage.  Come hear the GSO Chamber Chorus before they embark to Spain for their first international tour as they perform traditional and contemporary Spanish and Latin American favorites, along with some lively American spirituals.  7:30pm.  Free.  First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Avenue SW, Marietta.  More info:  770-429-7016 or

Pee-Wee Naturalist Fall Series for ages 3-4.  Head out with your little  one .  Play games, visit with animals and explore the outdoors as you discover all about A Hoot and A Holler, The Creepies and the Crawlies, and Native American Earth Skills – a perfect adventure to play in the outdoors, learn about nature and make new friends.  9:45-11am.  $40/members.  $50/non-members.  Registration required.  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.  More info/to register:  770-992-2055, ext. 237, or


September 12

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

Careers 3.0:  Convergence of Education, Work and Careerspresented by Cobb Chamber and the University of Phoenix.  This seminar explores how individuals, businesses and higher education institutions can prepare for the careers of the future.  8-10am.  Members:  $20 online (by noon, September 10) or $25 at door.  General admission:  $40.  Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:  770-980-2000 or


September 13

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.

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 Gameson 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.


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