Celebrate the end of the school year at all these amazing East Cobb events! It’s another wonderful week all around town. For even more to do, check out our online 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: cobbemc.com/ content/request-wood-chips.
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Brew with a View sponsored by Red Hare Brewery. Come out for live music, drinks and a crystal clear view of the square and Kennesaw Mountain from the Cobb Terrace. No cover charge. Age 21+. 7-11pm. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Free. Saturday: 9am-12pm; Sunday: 12-3pm. Historic Marietta Square, 65 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.
THROUGH MAY 31
Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits. Head outdoors this spring for our nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. The exhibit stations focus on the science of water – how it moves, how it is used. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at the STEM stations. Expand your creative mind and your vocabulary when you visit Eco-Tinker! 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.
MAY 17-20, 24-27 & MAY 31 – JUNE 3
Fences. Set in the 1950s, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. Tickets: $25. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or theatreinthesquare.net.
28th Annual Marietta Greek Festival. The largest cultural event in Northwest Georgia attracts a diverse crowd and will delight all of your senses! You’ll pick up the scent of delicious Greek dishes as your palate is tempted by heavenly Greek pastries. Your ears will perk up at the live music, while your eyes gaze upon the authentically costumed dancers as they perform in the South’s only Greek amphitheater! Inside the Agora (marketplace), you’ll have a unique shopping experience courtesy of a multitude of merchants. Outside, your children can participate in various games, activities and crafts in the Kid’s Area. Niko’s Pub offers adults the opportunity to quench their thirst with Greek wine, beer, and liqueur, and the new Greek Street Food tent offers delightful portable food options. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Friday 3-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: mariettagreekfestival.com
MAY 18-20 & 24-27
The Merry Wives of Windsor presented by Act3 Productions. Set in the 1950’s this hilarious Shakespeare productions gives a nod to iconic sitcoms of the time. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets start at $17.50. Act3 Productions, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More info: act3productions.org.
Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus & Carnival. The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 76th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top presented by the world-famous ringmaster Richard Curtis, and the return of all your favorites including the Shrine Circus Clowns. Fireworks on both Saturdays are sure to amaze and entertain kids of all ages! Monday-Friday 5pm, Saturdays 10am, Sundays 12pm. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta. More info: www.yaarabshrine.net/yaarab-shrine-circus.html
FURever Fest hosted by Cobb County Animal Control. A fun family event, featuring vendors with animal related businesses, services, and organizations providing education, information and products to enhance the experience of responsible pet ownership. Meet participating authors of kid books about pets. Food and DJ will round out the event. Free. 10am-4pm. Cobb County Animal Control, 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-590-5608 or www.cobbcounty.org/pets.
Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo. The event will allow attendees to sample hundreds of gluten-free products, receive coupons and discounted products available for purchase, attend informative classes related to the gluten and allergen-free lifestyle, and meet their favorite food manufacturers, authors and bloggers. Adult 1-day pass: $15; Weekend Pass: $25; Children 1-day pass: $5; Weekend pass $7. 10am-3pm. Cobb Galleria Centre Exhibit Hall A, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: gfafexpo.com/expos/atlanta.
Mountain Biking 101. The Interscholastic Georgia Cycling League is offering a one day training course for those who have decided to become a coach. This will be a minimum 4-hour course to fulfill the level 2 & 3 coaching requirements in the pit zone. $25. 10am-2pm. Allatoona Creek, 5690 Old Stilesboro Road NW, Acworth. More info: georgiamtb.org or Lisa Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pop-In For Family Fun: Historic Preservation. Learn how museum professionals preserve their collections with hands-on activities and crafts. $5/person; $20/ Family.10:30am-3:30pm. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: travelcobb.org/event/ pop-family-fun-historic-preservation.
General Primary Voting Day. Polls open 7am-7pm.
Last Day of School for students that attend Cobb County public schools.