The most-watched sporting event in the world is coming to Atlanta! While all eyes will be on Super Bowl LIII this Sunday, here are some local events to enjoy. For more ideas, click 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: 678-355-3413.
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: $10/Adult, $6/Child (3-12), $7/Senior 65+, $7/ Student (Ages 13 -18), Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.
Family Fun Time is for families with children of all ages. It lasts 40-50 minutes and can include books, activities, a short film, parachute play, music, and a craft. 3:30-4:15pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730.
The Gritters Knitters. Do you knit, crochet, or work with yarn in anyway? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your yarn and yourself. Fridays: 11am-1pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524.
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. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
THROUGH MARCH 24
Carole Pigott: The Power of Light. Explore oil painting scenes from the Southern and Southwestern United States and is inspired by the connectedness of visual art to creative writing. The oils will be accompanied by written reflections by author, Eudora Welty. $8. 11am-4pm. Marietta Cobb Museum Art Museum, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. More info: mariettacobbartmuseum.org.
Richard Cecil: Creations in Oil and Bronze. This Atlanta-based artist’s work encompasses painted portraiture, still-life, landscape and more including his bronze sculptures, where he renders human forms, wildlife, and mythological beings. $8. 11am-4pm. Marietta Cobb Museum Art Museum, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. More info: mariettacobbartmuseum.org.
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Kids Consignment Sale. Great selection of new and gently used items at low prices! Free. Fri: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am12pm Noon (most items reduced 30%). The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or spspkids.com.
Winter Bird Seed Sale at Chattahoochee Nature Center. Just in time for the Great Backyard Bird Count, fill your feeders with Cole’s premium bird seed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC). Pre-sale orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Pre-purchase between February 2-11 and pick up is at CNC February 16-18. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
7th Annual Luvin’ LAX Youth Clinic. Kick-off your spring lacrosse season with the Lassiter ladies high school team’s clinic. All girls from U9, U11, U13, and U15 teams from beginner to experienced players are welcome. Work with Lassiter Varsity Coach, Angela Brunner and the high school payers to improve and learn new skills and techniques. Must bring: lacrosse stick, mouth guard, goggles and athletic shoes. 12pm-4pm. Clinic fee: $50 (includes t-shirt, pizza and prizes). Lassiter High School Stadium, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.lassiterladieslacrosse.org.
Stop the Hazing Fly High Max 5K. Take part in this flat 5K, which takes place entirely on the Blessed Trinity campus, and raise money for the Max Gruver Foundation. 7:30 a.m. check-in and race-day registration, 9 a.m. race. $20 and up. Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. www.fivestarntp.com/stop-the-hazing-fly-high-max-5k.html.
Super Bowl LIII Football Family Festival. This will include fun football-related activations, special guest speakers, a parents’ forum, youth league sign-up stations, music, food trucks and giveaways. 10am-1pm. Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: travelcobb.org/events.
Celebrity Flag Football Challenge. Watch a flag football showdown between teams led by Doug Flutie and Michael Vick. Pro athletes such as Jarvis Landry and Melvin Gordon will play, and honorary captains are Brian Jordan, who played for the Braves and Falcons, Ron Jaworski and Andre Reed. Buy tickets online or at the ticket booth onsite, which opens at 9 a.m. Music from Offset and Quavo from Migos and others starts at 10:30 outside the gate. Gates to the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge will open at 11:30 a.m. for pregame activities, including the annual Military Scrimmage between the pros and members of the Armed Forces and performances featuring local marching bands, cheerleaders and mascots from the Atlanta Public Schools. $30 general admission, $125 VIP. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. https://csweat.com/19th-annual-celebrity-flag-football-challenge/.
FEBRUARY 2, 5, 8, 10
Dead Man Walking presented by The Atlanta Opera. A true story that spawned a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking tells of Sister Helen Prejean and her time as spiritual advisor to Joseph de Rocher, a murderer on death row. $38-$134. 8pm, Sunday 3pm. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: atlantaopera.org.
Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Registration/General networking: 11am. Program: 11:15am-1pm. Members: $25 at door. Guests: $35 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: Rebecca Chadwick at email@example.com or cobbchamber.org.
Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: The Productive Home Vegetable Garden. Grow delicious, healthy food in your own home garden! Learn how to set up and tend your vegetable garden with an emphasis on organic methods. Program presented by Master Gardener, garden blogger and former Extension staff member, Amy Whitney, who has more than 25 years of experience growing food in her Cobb County garden. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb Water Lab, 660 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.com.
Martinis & Music. Four times a year, people gather at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art for live music, light refreshments, great art, a cash bar, and a lot of fun. Open to the public. $10/person. Free for museum members. Regular museum admission rates do not apply for this event. 5:30-8:30pm. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or mariettacobbartmuseum.org.
Into the Woods presented by Theatre in the Square. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 2pm and 7pm; Sunday: 3pm Tickets: $18-$25. Theatre on the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or theatreinthesquare.net.
The Wedding Singer presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ‘80s what Hairspray did for the ‘60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $43-$68. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.