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Clay Elementary PTA in Mableton is running a shoe drive from through March 31, and is needs community partners to assist in collecting gently used pairs of shoes. “Our number one goal as a PTA is to raise funds that we can put back into the classrooms so our children benefit from a better experience at Clay Elementary,” said Laura Grifenhagen Zhiss. “The funds that we raise help teachers with supplies and teaching materials that are not covered by the school’s budgets. We are also trying to increase the quality and quantity of the learning opportunities for our children with field trips, STEM programming and educational guest speakers. “Our goal with the shoe drive fundraiser is to raise $3,000 for these programs,” Zhiss said. “To accomplish this, we need the support of every member of our community to look in their closets, and ask your neighbors, friends and co-workers to do the same. We are also looking for organizations and volunteers in the community to help us collect. We have partnered with a company that will pay the PTA by the pound for all that we can collect. Our goal is to collect 300 bags of 25 pairs and that will help us raise $3,000 for the school.” What happens to all the shows they collect? The footwear will be used to provide an incredible economic boost by supporting micro-enterprise in developing nations like Haiti, Colombia, India, and Tanzania. “Instead of holding onto shoes you no longer wear or use, give them new life and repurpose them in our shoe drive,” she said. Collection bins are at the following locations: • First Christian Church of Mableton, 878 Old Alabama Road SW, Mableton. • Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road SW, Mableton.

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The South Cobb Arts Alliance member artist show and sale continues through Feb. 26, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mable House Arts Center featuring community SCAA artists and their work. Admission is free. At a reception Jan 27, artists and the community gathered to enjoy the show. Clockwise from top left: Miles Davis of Mableton talks about his acrylic painting “Prayers for the Dying” with Wyatt Landt of Marietta. Amanda Foss of Mableton displays her acrylic painting “Tiamat.” Harry Leftridge of Mableton shows his mosaic “Bird House.” Elizabeth Mobley of Douglasville displays her fused glass piece, “Obscure Zebra.” Artwork on display includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, fiber, mixed media, collage, photography, printmaking and fine art crafts.

APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN FOR MIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Mableton Improvement Coalition is looking for new Board members who have: • a passion for Mableton, • a willingness to learn even more about our community, • an interest in working with people, and • the time to commit to monthly Board meetings, committee meetings and projects. If this describes you, please consider joining the MIC Board. The rewards are many - new friends and connections in the

community, a sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that you are making our world just a little bit better. Applications for the 2-year terms beginning in April are due Feb. 17, so act now. MIC is eager to welcome new Board members with new ideas and perspectives. Read about the current Board and apply online at this webpage - http://mableton.org/ about-us/board-of-directors/ Board members are not compensated financially for their MIC service; all are

volunteers. The Board is responsible for overseeing MIC operations, finances, determining MIC positions on zoning cases, appointing MIC officers, modifying bylaws, and listening to the community as it formulates MIC policies and projects. Each MIC Board member is expected to chair a committee or lead a project of his or her choosing. MIC Board candidates must live in 30126 and be a MIC member. Questions? Email Steve Jungk, Nominating Committee Chair, at membership@ mableton.org.


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(A full version of our calendar for Smyrna/ Vinings and South Cobb is available on our website: www.brightsidecobb.com) FEBRUARY NOW - FEBRUARY 26: MEMBER ARTIST SHOW & SALE Mable House Art Center through Feb. 26. Open to the public. www.southcobbarts.org ••• 22: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (Living Wills and Other Advance Directives), WellStar Vinings Health Park, Feb. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Learn the importance of reflecting on, thinking about, and documenting your wishes for medical care if you are not able to speak for yourself. Each participant will receive an information folder that includes educational sheets and a copy of the legal document for the state of Georgia. Registration is required, please call 770-956-STAR(7827). ••• 22: CPR OVERVIEW. WellStar Vinings Health Park, Feb. 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. This basic class utilizes American Heart Association curriculum and is designed to give an overview of CPR. This course is for community groups, new parents, grandparents, caregivers, students and others interested in learning how to save a life. Cost is $25. required, please call 770-956-STAR(7827). ••• 27: TRUST ACCOUNTS. Navigating the Legal Waters of Healthy Aging: Trusts WellStar Vinings Health Park Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10 ($9 for Good Life Club Members). In the past, trusts seemed to be reserved for the wealthy. Join the Good Life Club and Cindy Nelson, an elder care attorney who specializes in legal situations unique to aging, for a presentation on the importance of trusts. Dinner is included in the cost of the program. required, please call 770956-STAR(7827). MARCH 1: SBA. SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Community Center, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m... “Economic Update” with Roger Tutterow, Ph.D, professor and Director of the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University. For reservations: www.smyrnabusiness.org •••

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6: VBA. Vinings Business Association meets the first Tuesday of each month for lunch: Networking and speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Pkwy, 17th Floor, Vinings. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. www.viningsbusiness.com. 678-725-0099. ••• 7: SOUTH COBB BUSINESS.The SCBA meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector. www.sc-ba.org

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••• 12: MABLETON IMPROVEMENT COALITION Board Meeting, March 12 at 7 p.m. Mable House Arts Center 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. Everyone is welcome. WEEKLY EVENTS AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivey Road, Mableton is offering free Group Fitness Classes every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All are welcome. ••• FREE TAIJI CLASS for all Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. South Cobb Regional Library: 805 Clay Road, Mableton and on the second Tuesday of each month at The Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. ••• THE LORD’S STOREHOUSE sponsored by Shaw Temple AME Zion Church provides free of charge clothing, small household items, canned goods and toiletries to needy families, individuals and shelters. We also accept donated items in gently used and clean condition. We are located at 775 Hurt Road, SW, Smyrna. and are opened Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. For Info call Ms. Turner 678-437-5685 or email: 1MomTurner@ATT.net

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each month at 7:30 p.m. Bingo--Mon, Tues, Friday 8 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m. and Sun. 4 p.m. ••• AUSTELL CITY COUNCIL meets the first Monday of each month for its regular meeting. ••• AUSTELL CIVITAN CLUB is a non-profit organization serving the community and with a charter to support people with disabilities. Our monthly meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. located (Treadmill Building) 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 105, Austell. If you have ideas for the community or interested in becoming an officer, join us! For more info visit www.austellcivitan.com or contact admin@austellcivitan.com. ••• COBB-MARIETTA RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION meets the second Thursday of each month. The monthly luncheon is held at the First Methodist Church in Marietta at 11:30 a.m. For more information visit www. cmrea.org. ••• FOOD AND CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION. St. Luke United Methodist Church, 5115 Brookwood Drive, Mableton, distributes non-perishable food items and clothing ONLY, every 3rd Tuesday, of each month from 10 a.m. to 1. .• • • FREE DINNER – 6 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Light of Hope Presbyterian Church, 1507 Hurt Road, Marietta. Community invited. ••• HOBO SUPPER Second Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Community invited---Clarkdale UMC Austell—Powder Springs Road, Clarkdale, Georgia. For $6 you get a Drink, Beans (3 kinds), Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, Onions, Pickles, Beets and a large variety of homemade desserts to choose from. Community invited. ••• KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER SOUTH COBB meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at O’Charley’s 4130 Austell Rd, Austell GA 30106. Call 770-438-6961 for more info. ••• MOMS CLUB SOUTH COBB. Do you ever feel like you are the only at-home mother who stays home? If so, you are not alone! Come meet other moms and kids at the MOMS CLUB of Austell and Mableton! We meet monthly and

Page 5, February 2018 would love to meet you and your kids. If interested in attending, contact us momsclubofaustellandmableton@gmail.com, 770-841-8631 or momsclubofaustella.wixsite.com/momsclubofaustell. ••• NEWCOMERS CLUB OF COBB COUNTY meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. noon. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, Visitors are welcome. September through May. ••• SMYRNA STITCH-IN GROUP meets the first Monday in the class room at Hobby Lobby, 1355 East-West Connector, Austell. If you like to cross stitch, do crewel work, needlepoint, etc. and want to meet women in the area, please come join us. Contact Phyllis Whittingham at pwhittingham@ comcast.net. ••• SOUTH COBB HOMESCHOOLERS. Are you a homeschool parent in need of support? The South Cobb Homeschool Support group meets monthly at the South Cobb Regional Library at 805 Clay Road, Mableton. If interested in attending email us at schomeschoolers@thestudyhalledu.com or call 404-644-8391. Visit our website at schomeschoolers.blogspot.com ••• SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings 6:30 p.m. of each month at the South Cobb Community Center 620 Lions Club Drive, SW Mableton. Contact: South Cobb Lions Club: Phone 470-554-2128 on Facebook South Cobb Lions Club or email southcobblionsclub@yahoo.com SUPPORT GROUPS CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, The Star Group To help patients and their families feel more hopeful and less alone through the mutual sharing of thoughts, feelings, and concerns related to living with, and surviving cancer. Fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. (A light lunch is served) WellStar Cobb Hospital Magnolia Room Group leader: Raymond Coffman Please call 770-732-3780 to RSVP. ••• DIABETES SUPPORT. WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM will hold monthly free diabetes support groups in the following locations: Smyrna Primary Care, 562 Concord Rd, Smyrna 1 – 2 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month except December. No registration is required. ••• REFORMERS UNANIMOUS (RU) is a Christ-centered addictions program that meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Westside Church located at 4900 Floyd Road, Mableton next to Walgreens. RU helps adults find freedom from addictive behavior. Call Mark Baker at 404-354-8911 for more information or see www.wbcfamily.org. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for MARCH issue is FEBRUARY 23 with publication the week of MARCH 5. Calendar items are accepted from civic groups, non-profits, schools and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Please do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb.com. Find updated calendar items on our website at www.brightsidecobb.

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Join MIC volunteers on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. and help remove trash and litter from the banks of Nickajack Creek where it joins the Chattahoochee River. Meet up in the parking lot of MSC Industrial Supply at 6700 Discovery Boulevard in Mableton. Those attending will get a chance to walk some of the land that will soon become a county park. MIC makes an impact by removing what would otherwise wash into the River. Wear boots or sturdy shoes and be prepared for a bit of mud if the weather has been rainy. In case of bad weather, we will post updates on the MIC Facebook Page. Questions? Contact Ron Raven at adoptastream@mableton.org.

4-H PLANT SALE IS UNDERWAY Support Cobb’s 4-H program and receive great plants during the plant sale fundraiser. Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, March 23 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Wonderful World of Pollinators!” Many of the plants offered will not only add color to your yard, but will also attract beneficial pollinators to your landscape. Some of the plants available include blackberry, blueberry, azalea, camellia, crape myrtle, edgeworthia chrysantha, fig, gardenia, hydrangea snow queen and Japanese painted fern. For a complete list of plants and the order form, go to bit. ly/2E7ZbkK. All plant sale proceeds will benefit the Cobb County 4-H youth development program, supplies, judging teams, scholarships and professional development. Orders will be accepted via walk-in at the UGA-Cobb Extension office, with debit/credit card, cash, money order or check. Mail-in orders will be accepted with check or money order. All checks should be made out to Cobb Co.

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Dr. Vivian Iwu and Dr. Aliya Matthews provide conservative services as well as surgical treatment of all aspects of the foot, ankle, & lower leg. We treat all aspects of diabetic foot ulcer and any other lower leg wound. We look forward to seeing you and establishing a new confidential patient-doctor relationship with you.

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Digital Printing Needs Extension/4-H and all sales are final. UGA-Cobb Extension staff will also offer two free classes for plant sale participants: • Fruit based cooking class, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8, UGA-Cobb Extension office, 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. • Homeowners landscaping class, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, Cobb Water training facility, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. To register, call 770-528-4070.

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'BLOOPER' IS BRAVES' NEW MASCOT

WELLSTAR

VI N INGS HEALTH PARK Convenient Location. WellStar Quality. SERVICES TO BE OFFERED: •

Medical Practices

(Primary Care Providers and Specialists)

Imaging Center*

Lab Outreach

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Outpatient Surgery Center* (2018) & Pre-admission Testing Urgent Care Center

Cardiac Diagnostics*

Sleep Center*

WellStar OrthoSport* (Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine)

Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation*

Retail Pharmacy

Community Education & Wellness Center

Parkside Bistro

*Services of WellStar Cobb Hospital

The Braves unveiled Blooper, their new mascot, to fans during 2018 Chop Fest Jan. 27 at SunTrust Park. The Braves made a presentation out of it for the kids in the front row. Blooper came out of the “Character Builder 3000” machine after a scientist created it with the help of two young guests from the crowd. Blooper has some semblance to the Phillie Phanatic, one of the most recognizable mascots in sports. Though he's lacking the bells and whistles. Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte got to “start” the machine to bring Blooper to life. Fans were able to meet and interact with current and former Braves players throughout the day, as well as Blooper after the presentation.

Notes & Notices HELP WANTED

CAREGIVERS NEEDED: Help Wanted. Comfort Keepers, an industry leader in in-home caregiving, needs local CNA’s and Companion Caregivers to assist adults in Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Smyrna, Austell and Mableton. Interviewing daily for immediate openings, full or part-time shifts.. Call 678-354-0102. PLACING NOTES AND NOTICES ADS: Holding a garage sale? Selling or renting your home, need an employee, tutoring, teaching, or in –home child care? We accept short reader ads for a fee of $25 per 45 words. Be sure to indicate in which edition you want the ad placed. The ads, with check, should be mailed or delivered to The Bright Side, 3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339. (No copy accepted by phone) and received prior to our FEBRUARY 23 deadline with publication the week MARCH 6. Ad copy should also be e-mailed to: ads@brightsidecobb. com. Credit card payment accepted. Home-based business ads accepted only if they do not conflict with our display advertisers. Home sale ads are for homeowners only. For information, call 770-4269388 or e-mail to ads@brightsidecobb.com

The March issue of The Bright Side will be published March 6, 2018 Deadline February 23

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THE BRIGHT SIDE

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What people say about The Bright Side: “Every issue that comes out, the weekend after, we see at least a dozen new faces. They all say that they saw it in The Bright Side.” -- J.D. Smith Neighbors Feed and Seed, Smyrna “I am very happy with the Bright Side. It provides new business for me and is one of the top three ads I use. I highly recommend it. -- Greg Snyder, Little Bear Tree Service

4 Smyrna & Vinings 30080, 30082, 30339 and Vinings Estates 4 South Cobb 30082, 30126, 30106, 30127, 30168 Greater Smyrna, Mableton, Austell & Powder Springs Each Edition has a mailed circulation of 20,000+ Homes * Based on a Half page ad at $900 in combination to 40,000 homes.

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South Cobb Bright Side February 2018  

The Bright Side is a monthly newspaper reaching 40,000 upscale homes in Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Austell and the City of Powder Springs wi...

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