Calendar of Events

Apr 28, 2017 (Fri) 1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm

This event is running from Wed, March 1, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River

This 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It will give viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the film is 10 and up.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 28, 2017 (Fri) 2:00 pm -- 2:30 pm

This event is running from Thu, December 3, 2015 until Fri, December 29, 2017.

Creature Feature

IMG_0407-300x200Join us every Thursday and Friday at 2 pm for Creature Feature!  Meet one of our native, resident animals with a CNC Naturalist.  Each month will be a different theme so Creature Feature is always exciting! Location will vary so check with admissions desk when you arrive!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sat, April 1, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Throughout April

Get on your belly to explore NEX and look for creatures of the forest floor. The more you find, the more NEX points you can earn.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017
Roswell Garden Club presents: Landscaping for Spring Color with Walter Reeves

Roswell Garden Club presents: Landscaping for Spring Color with Walter Reeves, The Georgia Gardener

11:00 a.m.

Roswell Visitors Bureau

617 Atlanta Street – Roswell 30075

770-640-3253; www.roswellgardenclub.com

Walter Reeves, comes to Roswell to present “Landscaping for Spring Color” and will hold a question and answer session immediately following.  Bring in your plants, weeds, photos and questions to the Roswell Visitors Center to enjoy this free event sponsored by the Roswell Garden Club and the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sat, April 1, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Forest Floor from Around the World

Throughout April

Have a seat at our listening station in NEX and explore sounds from forests all over the world. Listen to the sounds and see if you can identify what forests they come from, such as the Amazon or the arctic tundra.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sun, April 2, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Roswell Serenity Garden

Located in Roswell Area Park
10485 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075

In this serene setting a variety of plants, water features and art encourage visitors to relax, reflect and momentarily escape the hectic pace of life.

www.roswellgov.com

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 14, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Azalea Festival Invitational Art Exhibition

Hosted by Bank of North Georgia
10446 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
Available during bank business hours:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – noon Saturday
Website.

Special Meet the Artists reception will be held on April 5 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Featuring artists A.J. Argentina, Walt Cagle, Barry Etris, Joan Hilliard and Scott Law. Original works in paintings, graphics, carvings, and pottery will be exhibited and for sale.

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sat, April 15, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Ann Jackson Gallery
932 Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075
Mon – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. Noon – 5 p.m.; 770-993-4783

A compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss. Visitors view works from his best-known children’s books and explore The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure.
Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional Unorthodox Taxidermy sculptures with names like the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast. www.annjacksongallery.com

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sat, April 1, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Frog Chorus

Throughout April

Bells, combs, rubber bands and more– these are the “sounds” of frogs in our woods. Each species has its own call, just like birds. Head to the Nature Exchange (NEX) to try your hand at replicating frog sounds with fun objects.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Thu, April 20, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Leita Thompson Memorial Park Trail

1200 Woodstock Road (also called Hwy. 92)
Roswell, GA 30075

Azaleas bloom along the trails at Leita Thompson Park where you will find a variety of wilder, deciduous native azaleas as well as the Chinese and Japanese varieties. The blooming season varies depending on the type. Asian varieties are found at the Pug Mabry Rock, near the off-leash area, and the Memorial Garden. Azaleas bloom near the pond also. Enjoy the beauty of the trails as you explore.

www.roswellgov.com

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 21, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

What Plants Talk About – Weekday Film Showing

Cowie Weiss Theater at
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075
Monday – Friday at 3 p.m. (runtime 60 minutes)
770-992-2055

We don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with plants, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us
that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought! Included with general admission (free for CNC members).
www.chattnaturecenter.org

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sun, April 2, 2017 until Sat, April 29, 2017.

Roswell Ghost Tour

Voted the Best Ghost Tour in Metro Atlanta

$15 adults; $10 children 12 and under

770-649-9922

www.roswellghosttour.com

LEf by experienced paranormal investigators who inform, enlighten and entertain with stories of paranormal activity experienced in the area on a routine basis, as well as the rich history of Roswell.  Reservations are required.

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sat, April 29, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 5.0

At the Computer Museum of America

http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/otherevents/vintage-computer-festival-southeast/

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Mon, April 24, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Exhibit at Chattahoochee Nature Center

9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075
770-992-2055

Exhibition highlights spring blooms of all colors. Local artists created the works using a variety of media. Located in the River Resource Gallery and included with general admission.

www.chattnaturecenter.org

Apr 29, 2017
Garden Faire at Bulloch Hall

Rain or Shine; Free admission on the grounds of Bulloch Hall Pass a-long plants, yard art and more.

On the Grounds of Historic Bulloch Hall
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell, GA 30075

Each year the North Fulton Master Gardeners present a one-stop shop for everything you need to make your gardening dreams a reality! Pass-a-long plants, fleatique, garden vendors, garden art, bird houses, bake sale, food vendors, and live music.

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sat, March 18, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

Forest Fairy House Trail

Sponsored by Northside Hospital

Back by popular demand, our fairies have been busy building all new fairy houses for our Homestead Trail and Kingfisher Pond Trail this spring. More than a dozen whimsical works line our trails – slow down as you search for the fairy houses made from tiny natural objects. You can even earn Nature Exchange points as you find them along the way, just pick up a scavenger hunt. Get imaginative with us this spring and perhaps create your own Fairy House in our Free Play Area while you are here!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Sat, April 1, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Roswell Azalea Festival at CNC

Throughout April

CNC Azalea Scavenger Hunt: Search the property for our featured azaleas, marked so you can learn more about them.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Wed, March 1, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Exhibit: Spring Gallery in Bloom

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance presents this quarter’s River Resource Gallery hanging that highlights Spring blooms of all colors. Local artists created the works using a variety of media. Works are available for purchase.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017
Big Creek Enduro MTB Race

Big Creek Park
1600 Old Alabama Road –  Roswell 30076

www.rambo-mtb.org

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, April 15, 2017 until Sat, April 29, 2017.

Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market

Roswell City Hall
38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075
8:00 a.m. – Noon

Enjoy shopping for fresh produce and handmade items as you mix and mingle with friends and vendors.

www.roswellfam.com

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 10:30 am -- 12:30 pm
Sprouting Gardeners

Join a CNC naturalist and explore CNC’s Unity Garden in a new way. We will be kicking off our themed garden planting this month with Peter Rabbit. Participants will plant in our Unity Garden Raised Beds and create artwork to display. Participants will each take home a seedling to plant in their own gardens at home. Ages 5 – 10; $25 General Public/$10 CNC Members (price per child, one adult helper required and admitted free); Register by April 27.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 11:00 am -- 3:00 pm
Holy Roller Car Show

3rd Annual Holy Roller Car Show.  Open to all makes and models.  15 awards given.  Music, Food and Drink.  Playground for kids.  Door prizes, raffles. Main parking lot of St. David’s Episcopal Church.  A donation is suggested to enter your vehicle.  All proceeds to benefit North Fulton Community Charities.

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm

This event is running from Sat, June 4, 2016 until Sun, December 31, 2017.

Trail Hike

Explore the trails of the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a docent led walk through the forest or wetland.  The walks are suitable for all ages and will include stops to explore the Chattahoochee Watershed and learn about the plants and animals.  Hands on biofacts will be available to enhance the experience.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 3:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, March 4, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

Trail Hike

Explore the trails of the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a docent led walk through the forest or wetland.  The walks are suitable for all ages and will include stops to explore the Chattahoochee Watershed and learn about the plants and animals.  Hands on biofacts will be available to enhance the experience.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 3:30 pm -- 4:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, June 7, 2015 until Sun, December 31, 2017.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River

chattahoocheeThis 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the film is 10 and up.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 4:00 pm -- 4:30 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 9, 2015 until Sat, December 30, 2017.

Wildlife Feeding Time

image-97Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of our resident animals as our Wildlife Department feeds them!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, April 23, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

River Canoe Trips on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour

paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides lead the way on the river to see the sights and sounds of Spring time. Discover the plants and animals that call this area home and explore the river’s backwaters as you re-imagine the river through a canoeing experience. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 30, 2017

This event is running from Sun, April 30, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Southern Style

Beautiful Things for Home Body and Soul

1116 Canton Street – Roswell 30075

770-993-2434; www.southernstyleinc.com

Southern Style is celebrating the Azalea Festival with a 10% discount off of purchases in the month of April, if you mention the Azalea Festival.

Apr 30, 2017

This event is running from Sun, April 30, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Roswell Photographic Society Exhibition

Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075

Admission to the lobby exhibition area is Free
770-594-6232

This special exhibit features Azaleas in Roswell and will be a juried members show with awards and prizes. Reception date will be announced, please check the website.

www.roswellphotosociety.com

Apr 30, 2017
Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Historic Roswell Criterium

Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Historic Roswell Criterium A full day of thrilling professional and amateur bicycle racing, good food and refreshments in the beautiful historic Roswell business district.  This is the climactic event of the Roswell Cycling Festival.  Don’t miss the Craft Beer Tasting! www.roswellcyclingfestival.com

Apr 30, 2017

This event is running from Sun, April 30, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Azaleas on the Fringe

The Fringe Miniature Golf

Area 51 Family Entertainment
www.a51fun.com
770-518-0977
All ages

During regular business hours; Standard Mini Golf Rates apply Surround yourself with Azaleas as you putt your afternoon away under the sun at The Fringe Miniature Golf.  The most beautiful mini golf courses in Atlanta, locally owned and operated.

Apr 30, 2017

This event is running from Sun, April 30, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Annual Roswell Azalea Festival

Roswell Azalea Festival

www.roswellazaleafestival.com

Apr 30, 2017

This event is running from Sun, April 30, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Azaleas at the Chattahoochee Nature Center: Self-guided Tours

9135 Willeo Road – Roswell 30075

770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org

Azaleas are spectacular from early spring to late summer in the CNC gardens and along the woodland trails.  The best time to view masses of Native Azaleas will be in April when the Piedmont variety will be in bloom.  Many times you’ll enjoy their fragrance before you actually see them.

Pick up a guide from the Nature Exchange desk.  You can even earn NEX points for each azalea you find!

Apr 30, 2017 (Sun) 7:30 am -- 1:00 pm
Bike Roswell! 2017 Mayor’s Ride

A fully-supported recreational ride with options for all fitness levels. Multiple routes showcasing the best of Roswell.  Travel rolling hills and flat scenic stretches along the majestic Chattahoochee River and through Historic Roswell.  Start/Finish 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Roswell Area Park. www.roswellcyclingfestival.com

Apr 30, 2017 (Sun) 10:00 am -- 2:00 pm
Atlanta British Motorcar Day

The 34th annual Atlanta British Motorcar Day will be held under the shade trees of the Roswell City Hall parking area to celebrate British cars, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and support local charities.

Apr 30, 2017 (Sun) 10:00 am -- 3:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, April 30, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

Southern Trilogy Roswell’s Historic House Museums

TOURS DAILY (closed Easter day)
Tours are on the hour from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3).

Trilogy Passes to all three homes may be purchased at the Roswell Visitors Center or the individual house museums, and offer a savings on the admission to all three. Individual house admission available at that house only.

www.southerntrilogy.com

Barrington Hall
535 Barrington Drive, Roswell, GA 30075
770-640-3855

This magnificent house museum also features the only antebellum garden, open to the public, in metro Atlanta.

Bulloch Hall
180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell, GA 30075
770-992-1731

In addition to the house museum tour, beautiful magnolias, osage orange trees, Orchard Hill and outbuildings make exploring the grounds at Bulloch Hall an intriguing experience.

Archibald Smith Plantation
935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
770-641-3978

The house museum is filled with artifacts belonging to the original family. Beautiful landscape blends with period out-buildings making the extensive grounds a highlight of the visitor experience.

Apr 30, 2017 (Sun) 4:00 pm -- 4:30 pm

This event is running from Sun, May 10, 2015 until Sun, December 31, 2017.

Animal Encounter

opossumencounterLearn about the native wildlife living at CNC through a 30-minute live animal presentation with one of our naturalists or docents.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 30, 2017 (Sun) 4:00 pm -- 8:00 pm
Sounds of the Spirit – Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: Singing our Faith

770-594-0512

Kaleidoscope is a 36-voice select ensemble drawn from the full 150-voice Michael O’Neal Singers,. Performing a diverse, constantly changing repertoire, it Kaleidoscope is known for its polished presentations of choral selections ranging from Gregorian chant to 20th century compositions;  from opera to vocal jazz; and from classical masterworks to African-American spirituals.  Tickets are not needed for this concert.

Apr 30, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Azalea Festival Gala

Azalea Festival Gala presented by The Cottage School.

Honoring Chattahoochee Nature Center
Proceeds benefit The Cottage School
Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill
85 Mill Street, Roswell. GA 30075
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This festive event begins with a reception on the patio overlooking Vickery Creek, and a performance by the Briefcase Brigade. This group of business men, in sunglasses carrying briefcases, is known for the entertaining line dance they perform annually in the Christmas Parade down Peachtree to raise money for Children’s Healthcare. They are not trained in professional dance, but they sure put on a great performance! Most of all, they have fun while adding a lot of enjoyment for those watching (think Bruno Mars). A silent auction adds to the fun and guests will move indoors to enjoy dinner, dancing, lively conversations and the highlight of honoring Chattahoochee Nature Center for 40 years of environmental education and community service.

www.roswellazaleafestival.com

www.cottageschool.org

For Information & tickets

May 01, 2017

This event is running from Mon, May 1, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

Quack ‘n Cluck

Throughout May

Hunters and game conservationists mimic bird calls for many reasons, and have even created special tools to do so. Ever wanted to call like a turkey or quack like a duck? Come to NEX and you can.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 01, 2017

This event is running from Mon, May 1, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

Binoculars 101

Throughout May

Using binoculars can be challenging. Come practice spotting birds throughout the Nature Exchange (NEX) and learn to aim and focus your binoculars with ease. We will have binoculars to try out.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 01, 2017

This event is running from Mon, May 1, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Throughout May

Learning to identify birds is tough–let NEX help! Bird silhouettes will be throughout the room for you to test your knowledge on who is who. The more you learn the more NEX points you earn.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 01, 2017

This event is running from Mon, May 1, 2017 until Sun, May 7, 2017.

Screen Free Week

May is the perfect time to be outdoors. Let us give you another reason to get out and celebrate Screen Free Week with the Nature Exchange. Earn bonus points in NEX for your participation.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 02, 2017 (Tue) 10:00 am -- 11:00 am

This event is running from Tue, April 4, 2017 until Tue, May 30, 2017.

Artists in the Wild

In conjunction with the Roswell Azalea Festival and throughout May, CNC partners up with the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance to present local painters creating en plein air art focused on our spring blooms. Come visit with the painters and observe them at work.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 02, 2017 (Tue) 6:30 pm -- 9:00 pm
Barrington Hall Cooking Class: Italian Pasta Party

On May 2, 2017 Chef Wendy Gay teaches Italian Pasta Party in the modern kitchen of historic Barrington Hall. The evening’s menu includes: Italian Chopped Salad, Mama’s Spaghetti and Meatballs, Hand Rolled Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli and Pistachio Galato. After the meal is created the students will sit down to eat. Complimentary wine is served with dinner. A free mini tour of Barrington Hall is included. The cost per person for the class is $50.00. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservations.

 

May 02, 2017 (Tue) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Tue, April 11, 2017 until Tue, May 23, 2017.

The Civil War in the Western Theater – an Adult Class

8 consecutive Tuesday evenings

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Barrington Hall – Barn Activity Room
535 Barrington Drive – Roswell, GA 30075

$125 per person for the series;  Limited to 35 attendees

Registration Required:  770-640-3855 or wbrowning@roswellgov.com

Join historian Michael Shaffer for an informative and lively eight week class focusing on the Civil War in the Western Theater.

May 03, 2017 (Wed) 10:30 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Wed, September 2, 2015 until Wed, December 6, 2017.

Story Time by the River

Lisa S storytime for Grandparents day 2013CNC storytellers will encourage your child’s participation by acting out the movements and sounds of storybook characters. With nature crafts, stories, songs and your child’s participation, we’ll make the best nature stories come alive.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 04, 2017 (Thu) 12:00 pm -- 1:00 pm
66th Annual National Day of Prayer

More than 40,000 Prayer observances are held across America on this day at State Capitols, County Court Houses, on the steps of City Halls and Schools across America to pray for the needs and challenges our nation faces. Roswell’s event is well attended from ‘Senators to Seniors, Mayor to Moms, Councilors to Contractors, Military to Media, Business Owners to Educators and students. Everyone is Welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAwTIynxbrU&feature=youtu.be

May 06, 2017
Hembree Runs Wild

Hembree Runs Wild

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Woodland Restoration Project

Come help us restore the woodlands. We will be working to remove invasive English ivy and privet in and around our woodlands in order to encourage native plant restoration.  Please contact us to reserve a spot for your family or group.  Ages 5 – Adult; Register by May 4th by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 4:00 pm
Civil War Living History Weekend at Barrington Hall

On Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2017 Barrington Hall holds its annual Civil War Living History weekend. See soldiers in camp wearing period uniforms and displaying period weapons. The Stately Vintage Dancers of Jonesboro, GA will perform the formal dances of the 1860’s twice each day. The 8th Regiment Band of Rome, GA will perform from Barrington Hall’s front porch on Saturday at noon. Call 770-640-3855 for further information.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 2:00 pm
Lightwire Theater’s The Ugly Duckling

Roswell Cultural Arts Center

10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

A cutting-edge blend of dance and puppetry, combining technology with art to create unique performances that wow fans across the U.S.   Performed in total darkness, illuminated only by the thin light strips that outline the costumes, The Ugly Duckling  is recommended for children ages 4 & up. Tickets are $12; 770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 4:00 am
Foster Cares Fair Open House and Tent Sale
1st Annual Open House and Tent Sale to raise awareness of Foster Care Support Foundation’s mission to provide free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care throughout Georgia. Tour Foster Care Support Foundation and learn how you can help. Food, fun, and games for kids! Donations needed now! Call 770-310-2919 to schedule a furniture pick-up.

 

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 10:30 am -- 12:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sat, May 27, 2017.

Family Canoe Day

Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, and provide races, games and water squirters. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the nature center grounds afterwards. CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 General Public/$10 CNC Members (price per person); Registration required by the Thursday before each class.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 3:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Connexion Spring Festival

Click here for more info!

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 10:00 pm
Down Home Derby

Join us for the CDA’s Down Home Derby at Iron Horse Farm in Milton, GA.

Celebrate with a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a wine pull, games, a cornhole tournament, dancing, great food and beverages! Score a bargain on live and silent auction items.  All proceeds benefit the CDA Scholarship Fund.

The CDA enables the preschool children of low-income working families in our community to make a great start toward a bright future.  For more information visit www.cdakids.org

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert

Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.  Food trucks will be at each concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and chairs as well.   May 6 will feature Webb Wilder.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert

Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.  Food trucks will be at each concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and chairs as well.   May 6 will feature Webb Wilder.

May 08, 2017 (Mon) 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm

This event is running from Mon, October 10, 2016 until Mon, May 8, 2017.

Homeschool Science Monday

Journal 4Join us in the Nature Exchange monthly for themed programming designed with your homeschool learner in mind.  Our knowledgeable volunteers and staff, 127 acres, and resources are here to help you expand and enhance your curriculum.  This station-learning format is open to ages 5 -13.  Enjoy a mini-lesson followed by hands-on activities and take-home projects that connect month to month.  Different themes each month. Monthly, September to May.

November 14: Healthy Habitats
December 12: We Are All Connected (food webs)
January 9: Star Light Star Bright (astronomy)
February 13: Up And Down, And All Around The Earth (water cycle)
March 13: Your Forecast Is…Weather!
April 10: Wonderful Wetlands
May 8: Raptors, Reptiles and Rehab!

Please remember to bring a each month a nature journal or notebook, pencil, reusable water bottle, dress for the weather and a mind that’s ready to explore and learn!

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator or call 770-992-2055 x238.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 09, 2017 (Tue) 9:45 am -- 11:00 am

This event is running from Tue, March 14, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Pee-Wee Naturalists Spring Series

Bring your little nature lovers to a class where they will be able to explore the sights and sounds of the forest’s Spring awakening. We will leave no stone unturned as we scout the woods and come up with questions to ask Mother Nature. Ages 3 – 4; $60 General Public/$45 CNC Members (price per child, adult helper required and admitted free); Register by March 9.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 12, 2017

This event is running from Fri, May 12, 2017 until Sun, May 14, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Pick Up

Time to pick up your pre-ordered Cole’s premium birdseed. If you forgot to place your order, don’t worry!!! Additional birdseed will be available in the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 12, 2017
With a Song in My Heart Roswell UMC

Presented by Michael O’Neal chorus with the Tyrone Jackson Jazz Trio Music from the golden age of popular American song.

Purchase tickets and other information:  www.mosingers.com

May 12, 2017 (Fri) 5:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
“WIRED”

 The Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Presents

“WIRED!” A Members’ Show of Original Art

Reception, Friday, May 12, 2017

               5:00-7:00PM
at
The Bank of North Georgia
10446 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Original Fine Art for Sale by Local Artists at Reasonable Prices

Open to the Public

Show runs through June 23rd, 2017
Bank hours apply.
M-F, 9:00-5:00
Sat.
9:00-Noon

 

 

May 13, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 am -- 11:00 am
Birding Canoe Trip

Happy International Migratory Bird Day! Commune with our birding experts as they explore the hidden backwaters along the Chattahoochee River – a treat for birders of any skill-level. Some binoculars are available to borrow, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Ages 14+; Advanced registration required; $40 General Public/$30 Members (price per person).

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 13, 2017 (Sat) 6:30 pm -- 11:00 pm
Rockin’ at the River

Enjoy an evening of food, music, drinks and dancing on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Don’t miss the unique experiences in our live and silent auctions.  All proceeds support CNC’s efforts to connect people to nature and preserve our vital water source the Chattahoochee River.  Individual tickets, patron tickets and sponsorship available.

Visit the Rockin’ at the River website for more information or call 770-992-2055 x226.

May 14, 2017 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 5:00 pm
Mother’s Day Special

Celebrate Mom!Visit the nature center on Mother’s Day and moms get in FREE!!  Bring a picnic, enjoy our programs, walk the Wildlife Walk or walk the trails!

May 14, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Mother’s Day Paddle

Celebrate Mom (and Grandma!) with an afternoon canoe trip for the whole family. Let’s paddle to the playgrounds at Riverside Park for a little R&R, but be careful – to beat the heat we’ll be distributing water squirters! Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (price per person); Register by May 11.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 14, 2017 (Sun) 6:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays at the River Concert featuring Bob Bakert

Enjoy a night out with families and friends and listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Bob Bakert and his six piece band.  This is the perfect way to wrap-up the weekend with family and friends at an outdoor concert at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion.  Opening act John Cable, being a former member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, you’ll hear Americana, country and folk in his songs.  All Ages.

Headliner:  Bob Bakert will bring a six piece all-star cast of some of Atlanta’s favorite and finest musicians to our stage.  This year look for a high energy show including songs from Sting, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Buffalo Springfield, and even some favorites from the American Songbook.  Hits you know with a very fresh feel and energy.  Marla Feeney (Bonaventure Quartet) on Sax/Violin/Vocals, Dustin Cottrell (Yaught Rock Schooner) – piano/vocals, Mark Letalian (Sweetwater Junction and AQR – Drums, Chris Riggenbach (Emory/Ga State/Oglethorpe) – Bass and, added to the show this year will be former India Arie drummer Emrah Kotan bringing a world of percussion.

Opening Act:  John Cable is a member of John McEuen’s String Wizards which is currently performing all across the country.  Being a former member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, you can hear Americana, country and folk influences in his songs.  He will be playing original songs from his current solo CD, “Broken Knife” and his new transatlantic band project, The Red Planet. Americana and Folk-Rock best describe the genre.

Tickets can be purchased on line or call 770-992-2055.

May 16, 2017 (Tue) 6:30 pm -- 9:00 pm
Barrington Hall Cooking Class: Tapas from Barcelona

On May 16, 2017, Roswell’s own Chef Wendy Gay will teach a Spanish cooking class, Tapas from Barcelona in the modern kitchen of historic Barrington Hall. The evening’s menu includes: Gambas al Ajillo, Espinacas con Garbanzo, Patatas Bravas, Gazpacho, Montaditos and Albondigas. After the meal is created the students will sit down to eat. Complimentary wine is served with dinner. A free mini tour of Barrington Hall is included. The cost per person for the class is $50.00. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservations.

May 20, 2017
15th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival

Location for the Race & Festival: Race – Garrard Landing Park, Roswell, GA;
Festival – Riverside Park, Roswell, GA

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, May 20, for the 15th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival.  Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service, and the City of Roswell, the event is organized to celebrate the Chattahoochee and foster a sense of community around the river that serves 3.5 million Georgians and 70% of metro Atlantans.

For additional please visit:  https://chattahoochee.org/back-to-the-chattahoochee-river-race-festival/

May 25, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Heidi Pollyea

Heidi Pollyea, an Atlanta, Georgia based singer/songwriter, describes her special brand of music as “funky folk.” She performs on both piano and guitar and is influenced by jazz, gospel, pop, R&B and country.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

May 25, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
The Nature Club: Climate Change with Geologist Bill Witherspoon

The good news about today’s challenge posed by burning fossil fuels, according to Witherspoon, is that there is a plausible path to phasing them out before a catastrophe is set in stone. Dr. Witherspoon will set the framework with examples from Earth history when changes in the atmosphere and oceans challenged and shaped Earth’s capacity to support life.

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 26, 2017 (Fri) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Date Night on the River

It is going to be a long summer, so get a babysitter and come relax with us on this adult-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner, and then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Ages 21+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Register by May 25.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 29, 2017
Roswell Remembers Memorial Day

Roswell Remembers Memorial Day at Roswell City Hall complex.

www.roswellmemorialday.com

May 29, 2017 (Mon) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Memorial Day River Canoe Trip

Take advantage of this day off with a relaxing trip on the Chattahoochee River. Join our naturalist for a morning paddle and we’ll get you back in time to prepare for any summer kick-off cookouts. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (price per person); Register by May 26.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 03, 2017

This event is running from Sat, June 3, 2017 until Sun, June 4, 2017.

18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Saturday, June 3, 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday, June 4, 12 pm – 5 pm

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! Join us for this very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center!

  • Live Butterfly Releases and Butterfly Encounter
  • Host and Nectar Plants available for Sale
  • Crafts, Face Painting, Fairy Houses, Sidewalk Art, Vendors
  • Food Trucks and Cold Treats
  • Entertainment

A great event to kick off summer and create amazing memories!

$12 General Public and $8 CNC Members

Jun 03, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert

 

Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.  Food trucks will be at each concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and chairs as well.   June 3 features Ben Sollee.

Jun 05, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 10, 2017

This event is running from Sat, June 10, 2017 until Sat, June 10, 2017.

Rumpelstiltzkin, by Frisch Marionettes

Roswell’s Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Monday – Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Matinee performance on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets $5 per person ages 2 & up. 

770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

Jun 10, 2017 (Sat) 8:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Live In Roswell – Katie Deal in “Today, Tomorrow & Forever: a Tribute to Patsy Cline”

A tribute to one of country music’s most magical performers. This one-woman show features a live band, tight harmonies and a powerhouse singer.  In this tribute, audience members will learn a little bit about Katie, a little bit about Patsy, and a lot about why Patsy’s music is loved by so many.

Roswell Cultural Arts Center

www.roswellcac.com

Individual tickets $30; Sr. student, and military discounts available by calling the box office at 770-594-6232 or in-person during business hours.

8 p.m.; runs approximately 90 minutes.

Pre-show cocktail hour provided by Top Jobs Staffing available in the lobby one hour prior to show time.

Jun 11, 2017 (Sun) 6:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays on the River Concert featuring Carol Albert

Enjoy a night out with families and friends and listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Carol Albert.   This is the perfect way to wrap-up the weekend with family and friends at an outdoor concert at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion.  Opening act Cadyn Lexa, the Velvet Note jazz club’s youngest act to have a sold out show, will thrill you with jazz-infused sound.  All Ages;

Headliner: Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist Carol Albert will be Performing Selections from her New Album including current Smooth Jazz hits “Mas Que Nada” and “On My Way” with her band.  Keyboardist and Vocalist Carol Albert, an Atlanta native that has been featured on WCLK, SIRIUSXMWatercolors and National Smooth Jazz Radio Stations Worldwide. The Upbeat Smooth Jazz promises to leave audiences entertained.

Opening Act: Cadyn Lexa is an 11-year-old pop, rock, & soul singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.  With a voice well-beyond her years, she has been performing professionally since she was 8 years old.  In her short career, she has been the headline act at numerous venues around Atlanta, including headlining a sold-out show at the renowned Velvet Note jazz club – the youngest headliner in the club’s history.  She has also performed at various charitable events and showcase gigs around town including being the featured performer at the Student Television Network 2016 National Convention, and singing the National Anthem at an Atlanta Braves baseball game at Turner Field.  Cadyn also writes original compositions with her family and friends that she can’t wait to perform, so please come join us for history in the making as Cadyn makes her debut on the Chattahoochee Nature Center stage!

Jun 13, 2017 (Tue) 5:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Drake Closet Fashion Show

UPS World Headquarters

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

www.thedrakehouse.org

Jun 17, 2017

This event is running from Sat, June 17, 2017 until Sat, June 17, 2017.

The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard

The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard, by Mesner Puppet Theater

Roswell’s Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Monday – Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Matinee performance on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets $5 per person ages 2 & up. 

770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

Jun 17, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 am -- 10:00 am
Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Help support the wildlife and programs at the Chattahoochee Nature Center by running in the Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run!

The 39th Annual Possum Trot 10K takes place on a flat, fast and scenic course along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, GA to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center, a private non-profit education facility dedicated to connecting people to nature.  This is a fun, summer run and an Atlanta tradition for 39 years that is an Official AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event.  The race is limited to 1,500 runners so register early to ensure your spot! This is a point-to-point course with beautiful views of the CRNRA.  The race starts along Willeo Road, turns on to Azalea Road and loops back once, ending at the entrance of the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a post-race awards party including music, swag and awards for 13 age groups.

Event details and schedule: 10K with a start time of 7 AM – $30 pre-registration, $40 race day; Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run with a start time of 7:10 AM – $15; Team/Family Discount: Receive a $3 discount per participant with minimum of 4 members.  Registration: Includes white, cotton blend t-shirt, Great SWAG Bag, post-race awards party at CNCs Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion and FREE admission to CNC on race day.

Sign up: Online at ACTIVE.com, at any Big Peach Running Store location (Visit bigpeachrunningco.com for store location information), at CNC or via Mail: Make checks payable to Chattahoochee Nature Center and mail to: P.O. Box 769769, Roswell, GA 30076. Early Packet Pickup: June 16 from 11 AM – 6 PM at the Big Peach Running Co. (Marietta location only).

Jun 19, 2017
LGE Community Outreach Golf Tournament

LGE Community Outreach Golf Tournament

www.thedrakehouse.org

Jun 20, 2017 (Tue) 6:30 pm -- 9:00 pm
Barrington Hall Cooking Class: Southern Italian Dinner Party

On June 20, 2017, Chef Wendy Gay will teach a popular cooking class, Summer Grilling in the modern kitchen of historic Barrington Hall. The evening’s menu includes: Grilled Chicken Drumettes, Spicy Pesto Ranch Dip, Black Pepper Blue Dip, Texas Style Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Zucchini and Grilled Pound Cake with Dark Rum Sauce. After the meal is created the students will sit down to eat. Complimentary wine is served with dinner. A free mini tour of Barrington Hall is included. The cost per person for the class is $50.00. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservations.

Jun 22, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Sainte Jane

June’s performer is Sainte Jane, which is the lovely two piece band – Lauren St. Jane and Jeremy Ezell. Their performances will bring you notes of Lucinda Williams, Linda Rondstat, and Bonnie Raitt. From the southern roots of Georgia comes Lauren St. Jane with her own combination of country swagger and Americana rock.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 22, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, June 22, 2017 until Thu, October 26, 2017.

The Nature Club Dine and Discover

The Nature Club

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 24, 2017

This event is running from Sat, June 24, 2017 until Sat, June 24, 2017.

The Fairy Circus, by Tanglewood Marionettes

Roswell’s Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Monday – Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Matinee performance on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets $5 per person ages 2 & up.

770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

Jun 25, 2017 (Sun) 3:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Sounds of the Spirit – RUMC Patriotic Celebration Concert

770-594-0512

The 110-voice RUMC Sanctuary Choir and the 52-member Atlanta Wind Symphony join forces to raise this inspiring musical tribute to our great nation, honoring her heritage of freedom and the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces.  Tickets are complimentary but necessary to ensure seating.

Jul 01, 2017

This event is running from Sat, July 1, 2017 until Sat, July 1, 2017.

Robin Hood, presented by Puppet Showplace Theater

Roswell’s Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Monday – Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Matinee performance on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets $5 per person ages 2 & up. 

770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

Jul 01, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert

 

Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.  Food trucks will be at each concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and chairs as well.   July 1 will feature The Fritz.

Jul 04, 2017
CNC Closed

2016 CNC Logo CMYKDue to the 4th of July holiday, The Chattahoochee Nature Center is Closed!  CNC will reopen Wednesday, July 5th with our regularly scheduled programs.

Jul 04, 2017 (Tue) 6:30 pm -- 9:00 pm
Barrington Hall Cooking Class: Fourth of July Party

On July 4, 2017, Roswell’s own Chef Wendy Gay will teach her popular cooking class Fourth of July Party in the modern kitchen of historic Barrington Hall. The evening’s menu includes: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak, Succotash and Basil Salad, Grilled Lamb, Potato Salad and Peach/Cherries/Blueberry Cobbler. After the meal is created the students will sit down to eat. Complimentary wine is served with dinner. A free mini tour of Barrington Hall is included. The cost per person for the class is $50.00. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservations.

Jul 08, 2017

This event is running from Sat, July 8, 2017 until Sat, July 8, 2017.

Beauty & The Beast, presented by National Marionette Theatre

Roswell’s Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Monday – Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Matinee performance on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets $5 per person ages 2 & up. 

770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

Jul 09, 2017 (Sun) 6:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays on the River featuring Bob Bakert

Enjoy a night out with families and friends and listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Bob Bakert and his six piece band.  This is the perfect way to wrap-up the weekend with family and friends at an outdoor concert at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion.  Opening act The Cottrell’s, a husband and wife super jazz duo.  All Ages;

Headliner:  Bob Bakert will bring a six piece all-star cast of some of Atlanta’s favorite and finest musicians to our stage.  This year look for a high energy show including songs from Sting, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Buffalo Springfield, and even some favorites from the American Songbook.  Hits you know with a very fresh feel and energy.Marla Feeney (Bonaventure Quartet) on Sax/Violin/Vocals, Dustin Cottrell (Yacht Rock Schooner) – piano/vocals, Mark Letalian (Sweetwater Junction and AQR – Drums, Chris Riggenbach (Emory/Ga State/Oglethorpe) – Bass and, added to the show this year will be former India Arie drummer Emrah Kotan bringing a world of percussion

Opening Act: The Cottrells are Adrienne and Dustin Cottrell.  They’re a husband and wife team, which have been making music for more than 10 years. They perform frequently throughout the Southeast, and are quickly becoming known as a talented up and coming acoustic folk-duo.  “Like many of the troubadours before them, this duo breaks down barriers with honesty, intelligence and wit, all wrapped in tremendous melodies and supple arrangements.” (Wildy Haskell, 2009 album review)

Jul 11, 2017 (Tue) 6:30 pm -- 9:00 pm
Barrington Hall Cooking Class: Southern Summer Entertaining (with Oli & Ve)

On July 11, 2017, Chef Judith McLoughlin of The Shamrock and Peach, a gourmet food business in Atlanta, will teach a cooking class, Southern Summer Entertaining (with Oli & Ve) in the modern kitchen of historic Barrington Hall. The evening’s menu includes: “Florida Strawberry, Spinach and Basil Salad, “Grilled Lamb, Sweet Potato Salad and Georgia Peach Melba Fools.” After the meal is created the students will sit down to eat. Complimentary wine is served with dinner. A free mini tour of Barrington Hall is included. The cost per person for the class is $50.00. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservations.

Jul 13, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, July 13, 2017 until Sat, July 29, 2017.

Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash

Coming this Summer Georgia Ensemble Theater, GET, is coming back to the Chattahoochee Nature Center Ben Brady Lakeside Pavillion.  GET will present “Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash”.

July 13-29, Three Weeks Only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Ticket Information:
Table Seats: $30
Lawn Seats: $15

Tickets will be available through Georgia Ensemble Theater

Jul 15, 2017

This event is running from Sat, July 15, 2017 until Sat, July 15, 2017.

Pinocchio, presented by Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy

Roswell’s Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Monday – Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Matinee performance on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets $5 per person ages 2 & up. 

770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

Jul 22, 2017

This event is running from Sat, July 22, 2017 until Sat, July 22, 2017.

The New Adventures of Brer Rabbit, by All Hands Productions

Roswell’s Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Monday – Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Matinee performance on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Individual tickets $5 per person ages 2 & up. 

770-594-6232 or www.roswellcac.com

Jul 27, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Musical: “Meet Me In St. Louis”

RUMC’s Acting UP is proud to present the large cast musical MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS with 22-piece live orchestra. This is the story of a happy family’s life, as they anticipate the wonders of the 1904 World’s Fair. Join the Smith family and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. This charming musical contains many memorable musical and dance numbers including “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

Jul 28, 2017 (Fri) 7:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Musical: “Meet Me In St. Louis

RUMC’s Acting UP is proud to present the large cast musical MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS with 22-piece live orchestra. This is the story of a happy family’s life, as they anticipate the wonders of the 1904 World’s Fair. Join the Smith family and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. This charming musical contains many memorable musical and dance numbers including “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

Jul 29, 2017 (Sat) 1:00 pm -- 3:30 pm
Musical: “Meet Me In St. Louis”

RUMC’s Acting UP is proud to present the large cast musical MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS with 22-piece live orchestra. This is the story of a happy family’s life, as they anticipate the wonders of the 1904 World’s Fair. Join the Smith family and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. This charming musical contains many memorable musical and dance numbers including “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

Jul 30, 2017 (Sun) 4:00 pm -- 6:30 pm
Meet Me In St. Louis

RUMC’s Acting UP is proud to present the large cast musical MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS with 22-piece live orchestra. This is the story of a happy family’s life, as they anticipate the wonders of the 1904 World’s Fair. Join the Smith family and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. This charming musical contains many memorable musical and dance numbers including The Trolley Song and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

Aug 05, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert

Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.  Food trucks will be at each concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and chairs as well.   August 5 will feature Rob Ickles & Trey Hensley.

Aug 06, 2017 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Water Day

Sponsored by Northside Hospital

Water Day is a celebration of water as summer winds down. Splash through sprinklers, meet water-loving community partners, play water games, make water crafts!  Come dressed to get wet – swim suits, sunglasses, and flip flops are welcomed!

  • Fun with Bubbles
  • Water Crafts
  • Outdoor Games and Sidewalk Chalk
  • Storytime
  • Raffle

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 13, 2017 (Sun) 6:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays on the River Concert featuring Gwen Hughes & “Grit Hits!

Enjoy a night out with families and friends and listen to the American jazz sounds of Gwen Hughes & “Grit Hits!” This is the perfect way to wrap-up the weekend with family and friends at an outdoor concert at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion.  When it comes to the history of American popular music, all roads lead Down South.  Gwen & The Native Land Band put your favorite hit records in an exhilarating, funky setting that will make you dance and sing along.  All Ages;

Headliner:  Gwen Hughes brings from the birth of the blues in Mississippi…to the birth of jazz in New Orleans…country music in Virginia…the funk of Georgia…and the Southern rock of Florida…it all comes back to The South.  In between songs, Gwen leads the audience on a freewheeling & fun history lesson of why The South is such a breeding ground for iconic recording artists. Why is it that Elvis, Tina Turner, Johnny Mercer, Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong – plus dozens of other legends – come out of a primarily rural, agricultural region? All regions of the USA have great music, but no region has racked up quite as many gold records from so many diverse genres as The South.

Opening Act: TBD

Aug 14, 2017 (Mon) 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Homeschool Science Open House for 2017-18 School Year

To start off the 2017-18 school year, Homeschool Science Monday will have an open house to introduce you and your student to the fun and knowledge that can be had at the CNC! Come and see what is planned for the upcoming school year!

Join us in the Nature Exchange monthly (September t0 May) for themed programming designed with your homeschool learner in mind.  Our knowledgeable volunteers and staff, 127 acres, and resources are here to help you expand and enhance your curriculum.  This station-learning format is open to ages 5 -13.  Enjoy a mini-lesson followed by hands-on activities and take-home projects that connect month to month. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator or call 770-992-2055 x238.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 24, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Electromatics

Come and listen to the Electromatics and enjoy red hot blues, jazz and americana.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

Aug 27, 2017 (Sun) 2:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
13th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin

Historic Town Square

2 – 4 p.m.

www.thedrakehouse.org

Sep 02, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert

 

Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.  Food trucks will be at each concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and chairs as well.   September 2 will feature Lera Lynn.

Sep 10, 2017 (Sun) 6:00 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays on the River Concert featuring Bob Bakert

Enjoy a night out with families and friends and listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Bob Bakert and his six piece band.  This is the perfect way to wrap-up the weekend with family and friends at an outdoor concert at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion.  All Ages;

Headliner:  Bob Bakert will bring a six piece all-star cast of some of Atlanta’s favorite and finest musicians to our stage.  This year look for a high energy show including songs from Sting, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Buffalo Springfield, and even some favorites from the American Songbook.  Hits you know with a very fresh feel and energy.Marla Feeney (Bonaventure Quartet) on Sax/Violin/Vocals, Dustin Cottrell (Yaught Rock Schooner) – piano/vocals, Mark Letalian (Sweetwater Junction and AQR – Drums, Chris Riggenbach (Emory/Ga State/Oglethorpe) – Bass and, added to the show this year will be former India Arie drummer Emrah Kotan bringing a world of percussion

Opening Act: TBD

Sep 14, 2017
Corporate Eco Challenge
The Corporate Eco Challenge is a scavenger/Amazing Race type event designed to provide Atlanta corporations with a team building opportunity that not only creates a fun atmosphere for strengthening teams, but also provides an environmental learning opportunity about one of Atlanta’s most precious resources, the Chattahoochee River and watershed.
To sign up your company to participate you may contact DeAnn Fordham at 770-992-2055 x226 or by email or Peggy Reiling at 770-992-2055 x245 or by email.  You may also find more information on the Corporate Eco Challenge page.
Sep 17, 2017 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Outdoor Skills Day

Sponsored by Northside Hospital

Canoeing, camping, cooking, and more! Outdoor Skills Day is here to help you enjoy the outdoors by teaching you some basic outdoor skills. Community partners will be ready to share their expertise and get you excited about an outdoor adventure this fall.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Sep 21, 2017 (Thu) 4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Fall Native Plant Sale: CNC Members Only

Members Only:  Thursday, September 21, 4-7 pm

General Public Sale:  Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 10 AM – 5 PM

Fall is the PERFECT time for planting! A long cold winter enables plants to develop dense root systems for strong healthy growth in the spring. Native plants adapt easily, require less maintenance, and exhibit lower pest loads. All proceeds support gardens, education, and conservation by the Horticulture department.  Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your plant questions.  Purchase Beautyberries, Azaleas, Hazelnuts, Buckeyes Ferns, Foamflowers, Groundcovers, Evergreens, and a variety of Butterfly-Attractors in Full Bloom plus Veggies for your winter harvest.

Our Fall Native Plant Sale takes place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse. Admission is free to the horticulture area and the sale is a great way to meet Master Gardeners who can give you advice for your garden questions. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Fall Native Plant Sale

Sep 22, 2017 (Fri) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, September 22, 2017 until Sat, September 23, 2017.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Members Only:  Thursday, September 21, 4-7 pm

General Public Sale:  Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 10 AM – 5 PM

Fall is the PERFECT time for planting! A long cold winter enables plants to develop dense root systems for strong healthy growth in the spring. Native plants adapt easily, require less maintenance, and exhibit lower pest loads. All proceeds support gardens, education, and conservation by the Horticulture department.  Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your plant questions.  Purchase Beautyberries, Azaleas, Hazelnuts, Buckeyes Ferns, Foamflowers, Groundcovers, Evergreens, and a variety of Butterfly-Attractors in Full Bloom plus Veggies for your winter harvest.

Our Fall Native Plant Sale takes place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse. Admission is free to the horticulture area and the sale is a great way to meet Master Gardeners who can give you advice for your garden questions. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Fall Native Plant Sale

Sep 28, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Crooked Wits

September’s performer is Crooked Wits. The members of Crooked Wits originally met in Clinton, South Carolina at Presbyterian College and influences of the band include Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Oct 07, 2017

This event is running from Sat, October 7, 2017 until Sat, October 7, 2017.

Riverside Sounds

Free concerts on the River at Riverside Park

Oct 07, 2017 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm
Viking Encampment

See Barrington Hall’s Viking Encampment on the weekend of October 7 & 8, 2017. Viking crafts will be demonstrated, camp life will be explained and Viking tents will be on display. Demonstrations of Viking fighting techniques will be demonstrated. A children’s area will be set up for children with various crafts and games. Admission to this event is free. Food vendors will be on site selling food and beverages. Call 770-640-3855 for further information.

Oct 07, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert

Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships.  Food trucks will be at each concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and chairs as well.  October 7 features Southern Avenue.

Oct 14, 2017
67th Annual Youth Day Parade & Celebration

www.roswellgov.com

Oct 14, 2017 (Sat) 6:30 pm -- 10:30 pm
Stars Dancing to Change Lives

Every Woman Works Fundraiser

Concourse Athletic Club

6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

www.everywomanworks.org

For registration and bids:  www.ewwstars.auction-bid.org

Oct 15, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Harvest on the ‘Hooch in the Unity Garden

Join us at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in the Unity Garden for this unique Farm to Table Garden Fest complete with tastings prepared by our favorite local restaurants and caterers.  Harvest on the ‘Hooch will allow you to enjoy samplings of local craft beers and wine, bluegrass music, games, alpacas and other surprise farm guests!  Supporting the Unity Garden through this unique event helps those in need by providing fresh produce to the Food Pantry at North Fulton Community Charity. Meet some real ‘foodies’ and learn about adding healthy fresh foods to your plate as you party with us! Contact DeAnn Fordham for details at 770-992-2055 x 226.

Oct 20, 2017 (Fri) 7:00 pm -- 10:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, October 20, 2017 until Sat, October 28, 2017.

Halloween Hikes

A Family Event you won’t want to miss! If you are searching for a unique Halloween adventure, we have the program for you. Take your child on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives. It’s the perfect non-scary alternative to traditional Halloween events and a VERY important fundraiser for CNC!

  • World Music
  • Guided Night Hike lasting approximately 45 minutes, stopping to meet costumed characters
  • Festival Fun
  • Camp Fire
  • Concessions Available for Purchase

CNC Members may purchase tickets in advance beginning on October 1st at the Visitor Services Desk in the Discovery Center. CNC is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am—5 pm and Sunday from Noon – 5 pm

Ticket Sales begin at 6:30 pm each night and end at 8:30 pm for the General Public (advance tickets are not available)

Dec 01, 2017

This event is running from Fri, December 1, 2017 until Fri, December 1, 2017.

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of each month

www.roswellartdistrict.com

Dec 02, 2017 (Sat) 12:00 pm -- 5:00 pm
Back to Nature Holiday Market

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a way to fulfill your gift giving needs and support your local artisans? Come to our Holiday Market and check out our 40+ local vendors that are selling their hand-made and/or eco-friendly goods.  It’s a wonderful way to purchase unique presents that you wouldn’t typically find in retail stores and embrace your community.

(This free event is CNC’s holiday gift to the community)

Dec 10, 2017 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Reindeer Day

The 6th annual Reindeer Day is sure to be a holiday highlight for you and your family. Live reindeer join the other animals at the Chattahoochee Nature Center to help you get in the holiday spirit. All Ages.

  • Live Reindeer
  • Crafts & Face Painting
  • Food Truck
  • Marshmallow Roasting with Camp Kingfisher
  • Trail Hikes
  • Creature Feature

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

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