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.
Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12 Noon. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
THROUGH DECEMBER 9
Good Mews Décor Market. Get started on your holiday. Choose from festive fall décor, collectibles, ornaments and tree trimmings, knick-knacks and so much more! Proceeds go to Good Mews Animal Foundation, a cage free no-kill shelter for cats. Friday, 12/7: 12 noon-5pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 12 noon-5pm. Free. Sandy Plains Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 202, Marietta. More info: goodmews.org.
Master Gardener Lunch and Learn: Wreaths: Not Just for Holidays Anymore! Making your own decorative wreath is fun, festive and rewarding. It’s not too late to make a holiday wreath, or a wreath for any occasion! Leah Wilson from Cobb County Extension will show you how to make a decorative wreath, so you can easily make one for your home! 12 noon-1pm. Free. Cobb County Water Lab Training Room 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.com.
The After Party of Martinis & Music. Enjoy artisan cheese, select olives and Carapelli organic olive oil tastings. Carolyn Joe Daniel has created artwork for Carapelli’s Art of the Olive campaign. 7:30-9:30pm. Free. Markay Gallery, 26 Winters Street, Marietta. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.
NOVEMBER 9 & 10
Straight presented by Out of Box Theatre. Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports and Emily…and Chris. Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality and identity in “postequality” America. Funny, sad, sexy and surprising, this three-character drama takes a hard look at the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance. Tickets: $15.90-$23.32. Monday, Friday & Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway South (located inside the Artisan Resource Center), Marietta. More info/tickets: www.outofboxtheatre.com.
32nd Annual Mt. Zion Craft Show. Over 50 arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, door prizes, bake sale, quilt drawing and Santa pictures! Fresh baked apple pies and cookies prepared during the show. All proceeds benefit women and children charities. Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday: 9am-4pm. Free. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: mtzionumw.org or 770-971-1465.
Atlanta Antique Gun and International Military Show. Antique Guns & Arms & Memorabilia of the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI and WWII. Exhibited, bought, sold & traded. Friday: 12-5pm; Saturday: 9am-4pm. $7/general admission; $1/children (7-12years). IAMAW Local 709 Union Hall, 1032 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: gunshowtrader.com.
Homeless Awareness Vigil. All are invited to remember those who have died in homelessness in Cobb County in 2018. 7pm. Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: cobbcollaborative.org.
The Elegant Elf Marketplace presented by Sandy Springs Society. A high-end gift market showcasing an estimated 85 carefully selected local/East Cobb and regional vendors. 9am-5pm. Admission: $5; City Springs Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. More info: sandyspringssociety.org.
NOVEMBER 9 & 11
West Side Story presented by the Atlanta Opera. A timeless tale of love at first sight. Two teenagers are drawn together across a crowded dance floor, believing love can conquer all, including differing backgrounds, languages, warring gangs, and miscommunication. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story has captivated audiences since its debut in 1957. Our version is in keeping with the original vision of Broadway legends Bernstein, Sondheim and Robbins. Check website for times. Tickets: $25-53. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/Tickets: atlantaopera.org.
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. A memoir of good food and bad boyfriends. A one-woman comedy/drama about good food and bad boyfriends—with live cooking. You’re invited into Giulia’s kitchen and treated to tales of her sometimes-disastrous, sometimes-successful love life. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to taste some of her spaghetti! Wednesday: 7:30pm; Thursday-Friday: 8pm; Saturday: 4pm & 8pm; Sunday: 2:30pm. Tickets: $29-$38. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: get.org.
30’s For Our 30th Gala hosted by Good Mews. Enjoy a night of live jazz, dinner and silent action benefiting Good Mews, a no-kill, cage-free cat shelter. 7-10:30pm. $90/single by 10/10; $165/couple. Cocktail and 30’s era-themed dress is encouraged. Hyatt Regency at Villa Christina, 4000 Summit Boulevard, Atlanta. More info/tickets: goodmews.org.
Atlanta Veg Fest. Speakers, food samples, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, exhibitors. 10am-6pm. $5 suggested donation. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: atlantavegfest.com.
Georgia Writers Conference. Encourage and inspire writers across Georgia through a full day of panels and workshops. 9am-5pm. Kennesaw State University Center, 3333 Busbee Drive NW, Kennesaw. More info: www.georgiawriters.org.
Ribbons & Holly Handcrafted Market. Shop for the holidays with over 50 exhibitors, silent auction and bake sale. Proceeds benefit Mt. Bethel Missions. 9am-4pm. Free. Mt. Bethel Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: mtbethel.org.
NOVEMBER 10 & 11
The Dixie Swim Club Dinner and a Show. Five Southern women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. Focusing on four of those weekends that spans 33 years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another to get through the challenges that life flings at them. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Tickets: $42. Saturday: 6:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm. The Vineyard Café & Dinner Theatre, 21 W. Park Square NE, Marietta. More info: www.thevineyardcafe.com.
Titan Tidings Christmas Gift Show. Over 110 vendors offering jewelry, holiday and home décor items, clothing and accessories, pottery, glassware, knits, monogramming, gourmet food items, children’s items, fine art and much more. Huge bake sale, raffles and concessions. No strollers. Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-3pm. Admission: $2. Blessed Trinity High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. More info: [email protected].
Wetland Restoration Project. Come help restore the wetlands! Help remove invasive Chinese privet and other non-natives in and around the wetlands in order to encourage native plant restoration. Ages 5-adult; registration required. Limited space. 1-4pm. Free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/ reservations: email [email protected].
Silent Auction sponsored by Walton Raider Dugout Club. Raising funds for the 2019 Varsity and JV baseball teams. Silent Auction items include Braves autographed items, Porsche Driving Experience, local restaurants and more. Raffle tickets for the cash drawing are $10. 6-9pm. La Novia Taqueria, 255 Village Parkway NE, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: www.waltonbaseball.org or [email protected].
Museum Mice Tours: Etta’s Favorite Colors. Tours are geared towards children ages 3-5 and their parents to introduce them to history. 10:30am. $5/family (one adult and up to 3 children). Additional adults or children $5/each. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or mariettahistory.org.
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration. Program includes over 16 different congregations that combines uplifting messages, music and a healthy dose of humor to inspire those in attendance to find common goals to benefit their local communities. During the reception, guests will enjoy samples of treats from the different congregations and a Wall of Words where anyone can write their thoughts, comments or feedback. Open to all. 7pm. Free. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: www.kolemeth.net/event/ecumenical-celebration.html.
Wright Environmental Education Center Program: Trees. Courtney Brissey, the Cobb County Extension Agent, will conduct “walk and talk” small groups as she discusses the trees at Wright Center including all the various ways you can identify different trees and the wildlife who love the trees. Come and talk with Courtney to better understand the value of trees in your landscape. The walks will occur on level trails with gentle slopes – all near the house. 9am12 Noon. Free. Wright Environmental Education Center, 2661 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Judy Beard at [email protected].
Guard & Reserve On-site Sale hosted by The Military Family Support Center. The sale is available to retired veterans and active duty personnel and their families who have been granted commissary privileges. Sale features grocery goods and features a stock assortment of about 1,000 items including fresh meat, fresh produce, chilled and frozen items. Thursday & Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday: 9am-3pm. Military Support Center, 1901 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Edmonds, [email protected] or 910-330-7954.