Christmas Day is fast approaching–with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer! So, check out these holiday happening this week in and around East Cobb. From holiday markets to theater performances, these events will make this your hap-happiest season of all! 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: cobbemc.com/content/request-wood-chips.

EVERY SATURDAY
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 shopping at the Good Mews annual Holiday Décor Market. 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.

THROUGH DECEMBER 17
Artist Attic Holiday Show & Sale. Unique handmade items by students, instructors and staff from The Art Place. Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2700 or tapmarietta.com.

THROUGH DECEMBER 31
Trail of Tears Photography Exhibit. Browse at your leisure photographs of contemporary sites on the Trail of Tears, along with a reproduction of the protest roll. Free. 9am5pm. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Visitor Center, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive NW, Kennesaw. More info: www.nps.gov/kemo.

DECEMBER 7-9 & 13-15
Rose & Walsh presented by CenterStage North Theatre. Following two great literary figures and the depth and consequence of their enduring love. At a beautiful beach house on the tip of Long Island, Rose, a celebrated but near penniless author, receives nightly visits from Walsh, the love of her life and a famous writer himself. Now Walsh must go away forever, but not before securing Rose’s financial future with an extraordinary proposal that promises to change everything. Friday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $16. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-331-0079 or www.centerstagenorth.com.

DECEMBER 8, 15 & JANUARY 3
Auditions for A tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditions held for dance, spoken word, vocal & musical performances. Performances are limited to three minutes and should relate to Dr. King’s message. Event date is January 21. December audition dates: 10am-12pm; January audition date: 6-8pm. Jennie T Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/audition slots: 770-425-5757 or [email protected].

DECEMBER 9
Annual Empty Bowl Brunch. Includes a bowl made by a local artist (you choose and keep) filled with soup or chili. Advance tickets on sale now. 11am-1:30pm. $15. Proceeds will benefit Must Ministries. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More Info: 770-509-2700 or tapmarietta.com.

Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony Concert (AYWS). Join the talented musicians of the AYWS for their last concert of the year. 6pm. Free. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-367-5163 or [email protected].

DECEMBER 11
#TeenSpace-Green Screen Videos. Come produce mini videos using green screen technology. You can make your own mini masterpiece using fun and creative items such as Legos or be a part of a team that recreates a popular scene with written scripts and props. This program is appropriate for middle and high school ages. Free; registration required. 5pm. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/registration: 770-509-4964.

Teen Volunteer Orientation. Are you a high school student who needs to earn volunteer hours? Learn how you can become a teen library volunteer, ages 15-17. 3:30-6pm; by appointment only. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/ appointments: 770-509-2711.

DECEMBER 12
Museum Mice Tours: Murray and Etta Count Collections. Tours are geared towards children ages 3-5 and their parents to introduce them to history. 10:30-11:30am. $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.

DECEMBER 13
Cobb Executive Women Annual Holiday Social. Say goodbye to 2018 at The Strand Theater on Marietta Square. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and good company while overlooking a beautiful rooftop view of the square. Registration required by December 7. Ticket prices vary. 5:30-7:30pm. More info: Rebecca Chadwick [email protected] or www.cobbchamber.org.

READing Paws. Come read to the library’s Reading Dog! This one-on-one program for children in grades K-5 is designed to promote confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. 3:30-4:30pm. Free; registration required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/registration: 770-509-2730.

DECEMBER 13-15
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.