East Cobb Weekend Events: Marietta Greek Festival; Art exhibition; After

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Another East Cobb signature event is back in its pre-COVID-19 format.

the Marietta Greek Festival returns for a full in-person celebration Friday through Sunday at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church (3431 Trickum Road), featuring food, live music and dancing, shrine tours, activities for children and more.

Admission is $5 per person; children under 12 are free. the festival website offers online ticket packages that include free admission and other coupons. Festival hours are 4-10 a.m. Friday, 11-10 a.m. Saturday, and 11-4 a.m. Sunday.

Parking is available at Simpson Middle School (3440 Trickum Road) beginning at 5 p.m. Friday; Mountain View Elementary School (3151 Sandy Plains Road) starts after 6 p.m. Friday and Church of Latter-day Saints (3195 Trickum Road) Friday through Saturday only. A shuttle service will be provided.

The very first We CARE Resource Fair for Veterans is Friday and Saturday at the Cobb Civic Center, presented by East Cobb-based United Military Care. More than 100 vendors will provide information, assistance and resources for health care, benefits, food assistance and access to other basic services.

Two Quilts of Valor presentations will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the canteen, honoring a post-9/11 veteran and a Vietnam veteran.

Admission is free for veterans and their families; hours are 9am to 5pm both days. (546 S. Marietta Drive)

The Roswell Fine Arts Alliance is coming to East Cobb’s Hyde Farm on Saturday for what it calls the “heart of the FARM art exhibition,” emphasizing the 1830s working farm and its natural landscape.

There will be tours of the farm, an outdoor painting demonstration, activities for children and an exhibition of original works of art. The event is free for all and takes place from 10-3 (726 Hyde Road).

CenterStage North, one of the oldest community theaters in Cobb County, is launching its series of “I Hate Hamlet” a play by Paul Rudnick, from Friday to Saturday, May 21 at The Art Place-Mountain View.

It’s the story of a television star torn about preparing to play a Shakespearean actor, and whose muse, in the figure of John Barrymore, sticks by his side until he get on stage. The protagonist is forced to confront who he wants to be or not to be.

Shows take place every evening from 8am to 10am except Sunday, when the curtains go up at 2pm. Tickets are $12 to $25 (3330 Sandy Plains Road).

We’re back to compiling calendar lists in a convenient place on our site. If you have events to share with the public, please email: [email protected] and we will post them here.

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