Summer fun is heating up all around East Cobb. If you’re looking for something to do with your dad this weekend, a way to beat the heat, or ideas to get out of the house, we’ve got them here. 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:

Garden Tour at Barrington Hall. Discover how the gardens have been restored, receive gardening tips, and learn about heirloom and native plants. Free tour of the historic gardens at Barrington Hall. Begins at the main house back porch. No reservations are necessary. 9:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswel. More info:

Christian Movie Night. Enjoy a different movie every week with popcorn, candy and soda. 7pm. Admission free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Room 272/274, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Historic Marietta Trolley Tour. All aboard for a one-hour, fully narrated exploration of the historic city of Marietta. Experience Marietta’s rich heritage, from the vibrant Downtown Square, past grand Antebellum homes, to the battle fields at Kennesaw Mountain. Thursday and Friday: 1pm; Saturday: 10am. $20/adults; $12/children; $18/Seniors & Students. The Historic Marietta Trolley Company, 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info:

JUNE 15-17, 21-24
Tarzan presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Based on Disney’s animated musical and Edgar Rice Burrogh’s Tarzan of the Apes, featuring music by Phil Collins, makes this show an unforgettable theatrical experience. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $36-$58. Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948 or

JUNE 15-17
Sweeney Todd presented by the Atlanta Opera. This dark and witty tale based on the Victorian short story The String of Pearls, Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller won the 1979 Tony Award for Best Musical. Tuesday: 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $35$131. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or

JUNE 15-16 & 20-23
A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Shakespeare Kennesaw. One of Shakespeare’s happiest comedies, featuring crossed loves, fairy spells and strange transformations. 8pm. Tickets: $10-$27. Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater at Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: or 470-578-6000.

JUNE 15 & 16
Cobb County Rodeo. Professional cowboys and cowgirls compete for championship points. Events include bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping and barrel racing, trick riders and the rodeo clowns! 8pm. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/children. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info:

Dream Dash. 5K benefiting the Kennesaw Dream Foundation and their Kennesaw Teen Center. Late registration: 6:30am. Race start: 8am. $30 in advance; $35 Race Day. Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw. More info/register: or

Never Too Much: A Luther Vandross Story. Look back to Luther Vandross’ early years as a songwriter and session singer for the likes of Roberta Flack and David Bowie. His famous live performances will be recreated with all his hits! 3pm & 7pm. $35-$45. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or

Pop-In for Family Fun. Explore the museum in a whole new way! Crafts and activities will be provided to create a fun learning environment that explores different topics of history with a local focus. June’s theme is the “Red, White and Blue.” July’s theme is “Summer Crafts.” 10:30am-3:30pm. Admission: $5 with a family cap at $20. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or

Cobb Budget Town Hall Meeting held by Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce. Cobb budget officials are projecting a deficit between $30 million-$55 million. The public is invited to discuss the proposed cuts. 7pm. Free. East Cobb Senior Center, 3322 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Keeping Our Children on Course. A golf fundraiser for Family Promise of Cobb County. Family Promise helps homeless families and their children in Cobb County find and keep housing. Registration begins at 7:30am; shotgun start 9am, luncheon follow at clubhouse with prizes for winning raffle tickets. $125/player or $500/foursome (includes golf cart, t-shirt and lunch). Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-218-1343 or

Coffee with a Cop. Come have coffee and conversation with Precinct 4’s Community Engagement Officer, Nathalie Jegg. 5-7pm. Free. Starbucks Coffee, 3631 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: or 770-499-3981.