Pumpkin patches, fall festivals and fun around every corner – that’s Fall in East Cobb!
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: 678-355-3413.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm and Sunday 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year (Sundays from May-October). Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
Roswell Ghost Tours. Owned and operated by East Cobbers, the Roswell Ghost Tour is a community staple. Unlike some tours and haunted houses, these Ghost Tours tell stories of real hauntings without costumes to enhance imagination. Tours are available nightly in October. Demand is high. Private group tours offered as well. $15/adults, $10/children 12 and under. Walking tour is 2 ½ hours. 610 Atlanta Street, Roswell. More info: roswellghosttour.com. 770-649-9922.
Fridays and Saturdays October 1-31
Scary-etta. Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90-minute fully narrated ride through Marietta. The ghost tours are all 90 minutes of thrills and chills based on history and documented accounts of ghostly encounters. There is a walk of about 2 blocks. Tours start at 8pm. $17 (plus tax)/Adults. $12 (plus tax)/Children (12 and under). $15 (plus tax)/seniors. Limited space. Advance reservations required. 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info: ghostofmarrietta.com.
Acworth Ghost Tours. Acworth’s history and ghost stories are shared by a tour guide. Size of tour groups limited, purchase tickets in advance. 8pm. $15. Walking tour is 1.2 miles meet in front of Acworth City Hall, 4415 Senator Russell Avenue, Acworth. Tickets: www.AcworthGhostTours.com. More Info: 770-653-0756 or [email protected]
Pumpkin Patch-East Cobb UMC. Pumpkins of all sizes for sale. All proceeds from the patch support Boy Scout Troop 435. East Cobb UMC, 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. For more info: www.troop435.org.
Pumpkin Patch – Mt. Zion UMC. Buy a pumpkin, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Patch opens October 2. Special event family movie night: October 21. 7:30 Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. 8:15 Hocus Pocus. Bring chairs or blanket, popcorn and lemonade provided. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionumc.org.
Pumpkin Patch – St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 31st year. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for purchase. Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-8 pm. Sundays: noon-8 pm. Closes at 6pm on Oct 31. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Hwy, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or thepumpkinchurch.org.
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS OCTOBER 7-28
Marietta Square Farmers Market. Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm and Sunday 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year (Sundays from May-October). Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
OCTOBER 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 & 14
The Rainmaker, a romantic comedy presented by Centerstage North. Friday and Saturdays: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Mountain View Arts Alliance benefit shows: October 20 & 21. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/tickets: 770-528-2320 or centerstagenorth.org
OCTOBER 6, 9
7th Annual Y Golf Open. The East Cobb-McCleskey YMCA is one of 20 Ys participating in Atlanta’s largest charitable golf tournament. Choose from four courses. Reception, dinner and awards to follow. Registration/Check-in: 10am. Shotgun Start: 11am. $150/individual, $300/twosome, $450/threesome, and $600/foursome. More info and/or to register: YGolfOpen.com or Reagan Goodnough at [email protected]
Marietta Square Art Walk. Enjoy an evening of live music, performance and local art as you shop, dine, and experience all The Marietta Square has to offer. Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour of the Marietta Square’s galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and businesses on the 1st Friday, April–November, from 5pm to 9pm with a special “Kick-Off” event in March and an “Encore Show” in November. During Art Walk, each participating venue hosts a local artist outside of its storefront in Marietta Square.
Sedalia Park Elementary Fall Festival and Basket Raffle!! Fall Festival is Friday, Oct. 6th! Mark your calendars and tell your friends about our annual Fall Festival on October 6th. In addition to fun activities for the family, we have fantastic baskets in our raffle with great prizes, including Atlanta and East Cobb attractions, tickets to sporting events, and the coveted DISNEY passes! Admission $5 each child (Adults and children under 2 are FREE). Includes access to games and activities (excludes cake walk, food, and basket raffle). Cash and credit/ debit accepted (excludes cake walk and food items).
Oktoberfest presented by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. A day of fun and food for the whole family! Authentic German food and beverages, live polka music and dancing, craft and vendor fair, games, petting zoo, bingo and more! 10am-7pm. Free. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Marietta, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: htelcm.org/oktoberfest/Oktoberfest/
Kids Workshop at Home Depot. Free hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5-12 to be held on the first Saturday of each month at all Home Depot stores, 9am-noon. Each child will bring home a newly constructed project, a kid-sized orange apron, an achievement pin and certificate. To register or for more info: www.homedepot.com/workshop
Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Roswell Volunteer Information Session. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells donated new and gently-used furniture, household décor, appliances and building supplies to the general public at prices greatly reduced from retail, in order to raise funds to support the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, as they provide affordable housing for families in the community who need it. Volunteers are needed to help with customer service, unloading donations, and cleaning and organizing the store. This is a great way to give back to your community while meeting new people in an upbeat, friendly environment! On the first Saturday of each month, each Habitat ReStore holds a Volunteer Information Session/Open House, starting at 10:30. It lasts 30 to 40 minutes. For more information, contact Mary Robeck at [email protected] or 770-415-1636. There are 2 convenient locations for East Cobbers – Roswell(11060 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell 30076) and Smyrna(3315 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 30080). Whenever you shop, donate or volunteer at a Habitat ReStore, you are helping to build homes, communities and hope! Donations Hotline – 770-962-4200.
Reviving Civil Discourse. Come join us for this special event as J.K. Murphy, Managing Editor of the Marietta Daily Journal, speaks about the state of civility in our current political system. In partnership with The National Institute for Civil Discourse, we will learn about how we, as citizens, can help with the revival of civility. 7pm. Switzer Library (Main Library) Conference Room.
Pop-In for Pop Culture: Monster Mash! Come and Explore the Museum in a whole new way! Every 2nd Tuesday evening the galleries will “Pop Open” for a night of Pop Culture from the 1950s and 60s. Enjoy reminiscing about the music, food, games and so much more! There are different themes every month and this month we are offering a look at Monsters!
Museum Mice Tour, “Etta Spies with Her Little Eyes”. Marietta Museum of History invites children ages 3 to 5 years old for its Museum Mice Tour. Preschoolers are led into a lifelong love of history with the award-winning Mice Tours. 10:30-11:30am. $5/family. Reservations are required for the tour. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite #200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or mariettahistory.org.
AARP Smart Driver Course. The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Learn age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate. Check with your insurance agent about possible discount. Bring a lunch. 10:30am-5pm. $15/members, $20/non-members. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road. Marietta/East Cobb. More Info and Registration: Moya Hambridge 770-395-6110.
Dine-a-Round. 11:00a.m.-1:30pm. Separate checks; Registration required. Lunch at Teriyaki Madness in Sandy Plains Centre East Cobb. East Cobb Senior Center.
Fundraiser. 11am-6pm. Teriyaki Madness in Sandy Plains Centre East Cobb: all the proceeds go to the East Cobb Senior Center.
Vivian: A Musical Ghost Story presented by Atlanta Lyric Theater. Dr. Cliff Bennett wanted a change of scenery for himself and his two daughters after the death of his wife, so he moved his family to a beautiful fixer upper in the countryside of California; but the changes they found were more than they bargained for. Vivian is a 90-minute musical ghost story that will leave you breathless. 8pm. Tickets: $25. Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square, 12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: atlantalyrictheatre.com.
10th Annual Girl’s Night Out sponsored by 10 Women of Hope. A special evening with some of your favorite retailers and artists, all in the spirit of raising funds for single moms who need a hand up. Light dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks available. 5-8pm. Tickets $25. The Brickyard at Marietta Station, 129 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 10womenofhope.org
2019 Grant Program Informational Workshop Cobb County Community Development Block Grant Program is hosting workshops for non-profit organizations, not currently funded by CDBG, seeking grant funding through Federal and State grant programs. 11am. Free. MUST Ministries, 1407 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta. More Info: 770-528-1455 or [email protected]
Tupperware Bingo. 10-11:30am. Free; Registration required. Our local Tupperware Star Director, MaryAnn Medford, will bring the prizes and share some kitchen tips, too. She will also be making some easy salsa to enjoy. East Cobb Senior Center.