This Week’s Best Bets: Community Events, Feb. 17-24

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The Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of “Million Dollar Quartet” continues through this week, just one of many great events to enjoy in and around East Cobb. If you’re looking for even more to do, visit our complete 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: 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 www.chattnaturecenter.org.

EVERY FRIDAY

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

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-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 25

31st Annual Pine Straw Sale. A fundraiser for Boy Scouts Troop 1011. To ensure home delivery, your order and payment must be received by February 24. Deliveries with in a 5-mile radius will be on Saturday, March 4th. 10-bale minimum for delivery, less than 10 bales must be picked up in the church parking lot. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For ordering info: troop1011pinestraw@yahoo.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 24-26

Cobb County Junior Basketball Tournament Championships. Season and championship tournament for 6th-8th graders from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, North Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett schools. Most Saturday and Sunday games start between 9-11am, check website for updates on times and locations. Tickets: $5/adult; $ Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta 3/student; 5 and under free. Final championship game at. More info: ccjbc.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 28

Roswell Roots Exhibit at the Smith Plantation. The Smith Plantation was built by slave labor in 1845. New exhibits will be discussing slave’s lives on the Smith Plantation. Free. 10am-4pm. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3978.

THROUGH MARCH 18 

Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone. The magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary and Marietta Museum of History is the first location in Georgia to host this exhibit. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. Admission: $7/Adult; $5/Seniors, Students. Museum Members and Children 5 and under are free. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street #200, Marietta More info: 770-794-5710 or MariettaHistory.org.

THROUGH MARCH 25

The Great American WEST: Featured works from Booth Western Art Museum. Features works on loan from the Booth Western Art Museum that survey the Western landscape, culture and history through the fine art of painting and sculpture. Tuesday-Friday: 11am – 5pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm; Sunday: 1-4pm. Adults: $8; Students (6-18 or with ID): $5; Seniors (65+): $5; Members: Free, Children (Under 6): Free Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

FEBRUARY 10-26

Million Dollar Quartet produced by Georgia Ensemble Theatre and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. This Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Features a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line, and more. Thursday-Friday: 8pm. Saturday, February 25: 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $33-$58. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.

FEBRUARY 18

West African Rhythms a day devoted to the music of West Africa. Founders of DrumRise demonstrate the drumming techniques they learned from Guinean master drummer Mamady Keita. After a brief lesson, stay and join in the drum circle. Free.11am-1:30pm. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or barrington-hall.org.

FEBRUARY 16-MARCH 5

Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Having Our Say celebrates women and men, African Americans, our country, and the indomitable human spirit. Fun for the whole family. Wednesday: 7:30pm. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday matinee: 4pm. Sunday: 2:30pm. $30-$40/adults. Discounts available for seniors and students. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-641-1260 or get.org.

FEBRUARY 18

Duo “2”: Chamber Music for Flute & Piano: European and American Masters presented as part of the St. Catherine’s concert series. 7:30pm. Free. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta 30068. More info: 770-971-2839 or stcatherines.org.

FEBRUARY 19

Docent Orientation at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This introductory class will explore the various areas of education volunteering, including leading guided hikes, interpreting exhibits around the grounds, and leading animal presentations. 12:30-5pm. Ages 10-adult. Register by February 9 (Children 16 and under must have an adult). Free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 238, or chattnaturecenter.org.

FEBRUARY 20

Town Hall Meeting with State Representative John Carson and State Senator Judson Hill. 7-8pm. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-656-0287, john.carson@house.ga.gov or judson.hill@senate.ga.gov.

FEBRUARY 20-23

Drivers Education presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s 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. Monday-Thursday and Saturday only offerings. 8am-4pm. $385. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: 770-429-3170 or mariettacobbdriverseducation.com.

FEBRUARY 20-24

Cobb County School District Winter Break. All Cobb County schools will be closed.

 

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