A new year brings many people to create resolutions. Some may choose to exercise more, eat healthier, or meditate… but many also choose things like starting a hobby, getting out into the community more or volunteering. East Cobb is bustling with many activities this week to help put your resolutions into practice!

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.

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 www.chattnaturecenter.org.

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.

Cobb Chamber Executive Women (CEW) Luncheon. The speaker will be Holly Tuchman, CEO & Executive Director at liveSAFE Resources. She will discuss her journey to health and preparing your business for the unexpected. Registration and networking will begin at 11am. Program: 11:15am-1pm. Early-bird registration closes January 5. CEW Members: $20 online; Guests: $30. Starting January 6: CEW members; $25; guests: $35. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th floor, Atlanta. To register: www.cobbchamber.org. More info: [email protected]

Thyme to Read: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. Discussion facilitated by Linda Hlozansky, Cobb Master Gardener. 10:15-11:30am. Cobb Water Lab, 660 South Cobb Drive, Marietta 30060. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.com.

The Military Family Support Center On-site Sale. The sale is available to retired veterans and active duty personnel and their families who have been granted commissary privileges. This sale features grocery goods sold at cost plus a 5 percent surcharge, and features a stock assortment of about 1,000 items including fresh meat, fresh produce, chilled and frozen items. Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-12pm. In order to shop at the sale, visitors must present their Department of Defense ID card. Military Family Support Center, 1901 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta (intersection of US Highway 41 and Terrell Mill Road). More info: 478-926-3714.

Special Olympics Georgia State Indoor Winter Games. Special Olympics athletes from around the state head to Cobb County for the Indoor Winter Games. Over 2,800 athletes, coaches, and unified partners from across the state of Georgia will participate in: Basketball, Bowling, Floor Hockey, Artistic Gymnastics, and Powerlifting. Free. Opening ceremony Friday at 7:30pm. Various events at various locations. More info/volunteer info: [email protected]

Darci Lynne and Friends Live. 13-year-old ventriloquist, singer, and Season 12 winner of America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynne performs live. Tickets start at $22. Show Times: 3 pm & 7pm. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. Tickets/more info: www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Douglas Cameron. Douglas, a two-time winner of the LA Music Awards for both Male Vocalist of the Year and National Crooner of the Year, brings his 17-piece high energy big band to Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. They pack a punch in performing favorites of Sinatra, Connick, Bublé and many others. Tickets: $25. 7:30pm. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, Emil Theatre, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. Tickets/More info: www.theatreinthesquare.net.

Wellstar Diet/Nutrition Goals. There is a strong link between diet and disease. As the quality of the American diet has declined over the years, the rates of obesity and many chronic diseases has increased. A healthy diet is the cornerstone of good health. A WellStar nutrition expert will teach how to make dietary changes to reduce your risk for many diseases, improve your health and help you to manage your weight. Free. 11:30am-12:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. Registration required: 770-509-2730.

The Giver. Part of the FamilyStage Series at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver – to receive and keep the memories of the community. Show times: Tuesday: 7pm. Saturday: 11am. Tickets: $10. 6th grade and older need a ticket. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-641-1260 or www.get.org.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission. More info: www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm. Martin Luther King Celebration. The program will present salutes to Dr. King in song, dance, spoken word an array of talented performers. 10am. Free. Turner Chapel AME Church, 492 North Marietta Parkway NE, Marietta. More info: Cobb County NAACP office, 770-425-5757 or www.cobbnaacp.org.

Service Day at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Come help restore woodlands and wetlands during this afternoon of service. 1-4pm. Ages 5-Adult; Registration required and open until Jan 8, or until event has filled. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Menopause The Musical. Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex. This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. Tickets start at $29. Show times: Tues-Sat: 8pm. Sat & Sun Matinees: 3pm. The Earl and Rachel Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: earlsmithstrand.org.

Understanding Birth. Expecting parents, bring your partner along on this journey through childbirth including labor and delivery, breathing and relaxation, hospital procedures and Cesarean birth. 6-9 pm. $55. WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/to register: 770-956-STAR (7827) or wellstar.org.

Drivers Education. 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel. This program meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. Tuesday and Thursday classes: 6-9pm at Dodgen Middle School and Pope High School. $385. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta/East Cobb. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info and additional course locations: www.mariettacommunityschool.com.

Todd Skitch, flute and Robert Henry, piano. Faculty recital featuring Todd Skitch, Artist in Residence in Flute, and Robert Henry, Coordinator of Piano Studies and Assistant Professor of Music. Free. 8pm, Kennesaw State University, Morgan Concert Hall at the Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: arts.kennesaw.edu/music.

Yoga for Children. Yoga instructors will present an introductory program for children ages 8-12 and their parents. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or bath towel. Free. 4-5pm. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. Registration Required: www.cobbcat.org/event/yoga-for-children.