Earth Day Festival, 'Grease' on Stage, Flea Market, Martinis & Music
Shopping at the Marietta Square Farmers Market and spring flea market, family activities at the Earth Saver Girl’s Earth Day Festival, "Greased Lightnin'" at the Strand and Martins & Music are some of the happenings in Marietta this weekend.
1. Chick-fil-A invites the community to attend Earth Saver Girl’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to all ages.
During the festival, guests can meet local author Brooklyn Wright (aka Earth Saver Girl), step into a litter-catching booth where they can see how much “litter” they can gather, make art from recycled materials, explore Nissan’s 100 percent electric car, play games, enjoy live music and have a chance to win prizes.
The festival will feature a number of local vendors and exhibits. Guests can also enjoy a surprise dance performance by local children at 1:15 p.m.
2555 Dallas Hwy SW, Marietta, GA 30064; 770-425-3454
This new production of Grease features "You're The One That I Want," the #1 Billboard hit from the 1978 motion picture. It will be heard in addition to the songs made famous by the original stage production such as "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'" and "We Go Together."
Performance dates and times are:
April 20, 21, 22: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
April 26, 27, 28, 29: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
May 3, 4, 5, 6: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
3. Good Mews, a no-kill cat shelter, is holding its 10th annual spring flea market. It is the nonprofit organization's biggest fundraiser of the year. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Donated items for the sale will be accepted through May 5, so you'll find new merchandise each weekend. East Lake Shopping Center: 2145 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062.
5. Don't forget about the weekly Marietta Square Farmers Market, which runs 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday.