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On the Cover Featured on our front cover this month are East Cobb residents Grainne and Clay Owen, founders of Curing Kids’ Cancer (CKC) . What began as a way to remember their son, Killian, who died of leukemia at the age of 9 in 2003, has grown into a national non-profit. Since 2005, when Curing Kids’ Cancer became a 501-c-

Christmas has become the most elaborate and important occasion in America with its own special pageantry, music, feasting and merrymaking. With holiday cards to send, decorations to be hung, the buying and wrapping of gifts, December is a very busy month. This busy-ness is reflected in our special Holiday Happenings section, which is full of the season’s special events. The EAST COBBER also puts together a special section, our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which features local merchants that can make your gift-giving a lot easier as well as support our local economy! Be sure to read pages 16-23 for inspiration. I am proud to say you cannot find so much local info in such a small package -- I mean magazine. As hurried as this season can get, it is still a wonderful opportunity to create special memories and to remember all the goodness in the world! This issue spotlights those East Cobbers giving the gifts of time and good works all year round -–from Grainne and Clay Owen on our front cover who created a non-profit to help kids with cancer to the congregants at Temple Kol Emeth continuing the religious tradition of writing the Torah.

3 nonprofit, the organization has raised $2 million to help fund pediatric cancer research. Many East Cobbers may be familiar with the group’s Coaches Curing Kids’ Cancer and Teachers Curing Kids’ Cancer programs where donations are made to Curing Kids Cancer instead of giving the typical end-of-the-season coaches’ gifts and/or teachers’ gifts. “I am so moved and proud to see how our efforts have helped to fund cutting-edge research in pediatric cancer. Knowing that the projects that CKC is funding are making such a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families. . . that something good has come

As L. Frank Baum wrote in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: “It is possible for any man, by good works, to enshrine himself as a Saint in the hearts of the people.” The EAST COBBER is happy to celebrate the life and adventures of the many “santas” that live—not in the North Pole—but right here in East Cobb!

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Christmas came early to me this year, when (on November 2) the Cobb Chamber of Commerce-East Cobb division deemed me their 2011 Citizen of the Year. I would like to express my gratitude to the people who nominated me and felt I was worthy of such recognition. I would also like to sincerely thank all the people who have called me, dropped notes or stopped me in the street to offer congratulations. It has been very flattering and appreciated greatly. More information is published on page 12.

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doctor pulled me aside and told me that one of the drugs that we funded had put three children into complete remission. That imagine!” says Grainne, Executive Director of CKC. Her husband Clay is director of communications at AT&T. East Cobbers since 1995, Grainne and Clay live in the Alpine Forest subdivision with their boys: Pierce, 19, a sophomore Columbia, SC; Garrett, 17, a senior at Pope High School; and, Finn, 14, a freshman at Pope High School. For more information about Curing Kids Cancer, visit: Front cover photo taken by Michael

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An East Cobb resident and a music teacher at Timber Ridge Elementary, David Savage was inspired by the loss of both his parents to record a Christmas CD to send out in gratitude to the many people throughout the country that have made a difference in his life. “This was a total do-it-yourself project,” says David. “The CD has come full circle from starting out as a Christmas card to rekindle friendships to what the CD has become today.” On December 10th, David will perform at Gingerbread Jam at The Mansour Center in Marietta to benefit The Dare To Hope Foundation. David will also perform at the Music & Arts Store, 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, on December 9 from 6:30pm -8:30pm.

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PTA Diversity: Enhancing Cultural Competence in our Schools By Wendy Stewart, Diversity Chair, East Cobb County Council of PTAs Last year, a new first-grader was enrolled in an East Cobb elementary school. Like so many of her classmates, she was excited to go to school, make new friends, and have fun. Her behavior, however, was unlike that of her friends. When she spoke to her new classmates, she spoke very loudly. When she engaged her new friends in conversation, she gestured with her hands and stood unusually close to them. She made some of the students uncomfortable. The teacher was concerned and identified her as a behavior problem in the class. Her parents were contacted and an intervention process was initiated. Her concerned parents came to meet with the teacher to understand the issues and what steps needed to be taken to address her behavior. As the teacher described her concerns to the parents, the child’s mother suddenly made the connection. Speaking loudly, using animated hand gestures, close-in personal space are all typical cultural behaviors: her Latin American cultural behaviors. Her family, natives of Colombia, had only recently moved to the United States. Her daughter was simply communicating in a manner typical of that of many of Latino heritage. Her realization, as she shared it with school officials, was like the proverbial “light bulb” in the darkness for both teacher and parent. The teacher gained some insight into the understanding of another culture’s norms and the parent saved her daughter a lifetime of labeling as a behavior problem. This is a true story. And, no doubt, stories like this are taking place all over Georgia all the time and with less fortunate outcomes. As our state becomes increasingly culturally diverse, teachers are finding themselves handling challenges in their microcosmic classrooms for which their education could never have prepared them. In East Cobb schools, however, PTA leaders are facilitating a solution for them. And it all begins with understanding. Cultural competence is a popular catch phrase you may have heard lately. But beyond the trendiness of the phrase is an important concept that’s actually the key to understanding and to bridging the culture gap in our schools. Cultural competence is the ability of a person or organization to interact easily and effectively with people of different cultures. In the context of our schools and PTAs, this means understanding the students we serve, what cultures they represent, what norms and behaviors they might bring to the classroom, how their families view and interact with schools and teachers, etc. If our teachers and PTA leaders understand the cultures that make up our school communities, they are better equipped to ensure every child, and their classes as a whole, have the best chance for success. The PTA offers two programs specifically designed to help schools enhance their cultural competence. Before a school can become appropriately culturally competent, they have to know which cultures belong to their school family. Unfortunately, this information isn’t easily accessible. Creating a “Cultural Resources Group” offers an opportunity to help schools identify the cultures and nationalities of their families, while identifying “cultural experts” willing to help teachers enhance classroom instruction with firsthand knowledge. By sending home a simple form, parents and caregivers who could be considered “cultural experts” 8 December 2011

for their native country, culture, and faith are recruited to make themselves available as resources to teachers in the event that they are teaching something about that country, culture, or faith, and would like to have a little more first-hand experience to supplement their lesson. For example, a teacher might ask a volunteer to come to speak to a class about their country, to bring in cultural artifacts that support a lesson, or talk about particular observances or holidays. So the cultural competence advantages of this program are twofold: expert resources for the classroom and a database of which countries, cultures, and faiths which comprise a school’s community. That data can then be used to produce our second cultural competency program. Once a school has identified its various cultures, a “Cultural Summit” is a great way for the faculty and staff to enhance their cultural competence, particularly as it relates to education. A Cultural Summit involves the creation of a panel of cultural experts representing the countries, cultures, and faiths represented at a school. These experts might be volunteers from a school’s Cultural Resources Group or from community or religious groups. Panelists and faculty members participate in an honest, open, and respectful question and answer discussion, with the faculty asking questions of panelists regarding topics such as their culture, traditions, faith, holidays, and, in particular, their perspectives on education. Questions may range from things like “What is the significance of a bindi?” or “Is Chanukah the most important Jewish holiday?” to “How do Hispanic parents view their role with respect to their children’s education?” or “What cultural norms or behaviors might affect classroom situations?” There is a strict emphasis on respect, honesty, and understanding during the meeting. No political or religious debate or argument is allowed. This forum is strictly for the purposes of educating faculty and staff about the participating cultures and faiths so that they can facilitate the understanding of those cultures and faiths at school, enhance student success, and further everyone’s inclusion in school programs. The value of cultural competence in our schools cannot be understated. It offers the tools for understanding that our faculties need to bridge their classroom culture gaps. The PTA is dedicated to serving as a cultural broker with programs like the Cultural Resources Group and Cultural Summits. We recognize that the more our teachers know about all of their students, the better they can work together and the more successful they are as a class. It’s true. It’s easy. And it all begins with understanding. For information on these or any other PTA diversity or cultural programs, please contact Georgia PTA Diversity Chair Wendy Stewart at

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Temple Kol Emeth Writes Torah By Michelle Hutchinson

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ss |1| Rabbi Danneman and Rabbi Lebow write the first letter in the new Torah. |2| The ceremony began with the blowing of the shofar, ram’s horn, followed by |3| the procession of the temple’s existing Torahs.

In Temple Kol Emeth’s 30-year history, the Reform Jewish synagogue on Old Canton Road has had several Torahs but never one written by the congregants. That began to change on October 23, when, in a ceremony marked by music, merry-making, and speeches, temple members began writing their own Torah, the scrolled parchment containing the first five books of The Bible. The Torah contains 304,805 Hebrew letters and 613 commandments, and the last one says that it is incumbent upon every Jew to write a Torah. Since it is impractical for everyone to write a complete scroll, the 613th commandment can be obeyed by writing a single letter of a Torah. According to Rabbi Mordechai Danneman, the Sofer (or certified scribe) who is overseeing this project for Kol Emeth, “If one letter is missing, a Torah is not complete. Each Torah letter is just as important and holy as every other. So if you’ve written one letter, it’s as if you’ve written an entire Torah.”

Temple Kol Emeth’s leader, Rabbi Steven Lebow, said, “Torahs never perish. The words remain eternal. The youth who participate in writing this Torah will see their children come back in later years and read from it. One age receives the message from the past and transmits it to the future.” The parchment on which the Torah is written must come from a kosher animal, one that is slaughtered in accordance with Jewish dietary and ceremonial laws. In addition, the ink must be made from kosher ingredients. The Torah-writing is expected to take a year, and several dates have been set aside for Kol Emeth members to write their letters. For more information, call 770-973-3533 or email East Cobber Michelle Hutchinson is President of Wordhelper: Editing, Writing, Resumes & More,

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Root canals. Tooth extractions. Fillings. Dental work isn’t exactly pleasant -- or cheap. And in this tumultuous economy, many families are reluctant to spend money on it. But neglected teeth can lead to a mouthful of problems. So on November 19, the going rate for a seat in the dentist’s chair at Marietta Family Dental Care was free. No strings attached.  The owners of Marietta Family Dental Care, Drs. Azita and Michael Mansouri, were the driving force behind Cobb County’s first-ever annual Dentistry from the Heart event which provided free dental care to people who could not get care otherwise. The doctors anticipated a very busy day and opened the doors of their practice, Marietta Family Dental Care (located on Lower Roswell Road), at 4am, Saturday, November 19. To illustrate the level of need, this year patients began lining up outside the practice as early as 8am on Friday for the Saturday clinic. Volunteer hygienists and other staff joined Drs. Azita and Michael Mansouri and provided free oral exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions. The dentists committed to the project as a meaningful way to give back to their community.  “My wife and I just wanted a way to give back and say thank you to the wonderful people of East Cobb who have

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Nirvana, in some Eastern religions, refers to a release from the state of suffering. With its offerings of a host of stressrelieving massage and therapeutic services, East Cobb’s Day Spa Nirvana is aptly named. A family-run business, Day Spa Nirvana is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Located in the Kroger shopping center at Shallowford and Sandy Plains roads, Day Spa Nirvana’s specialties include an affordable one-hour foot massage for $29. Stanley Ge, manager, said this service, unique in East Cobb, employs the methods of reflexology, which can improve health and circulation while alleviating stress and insomnia. “We chose East Cobb to open our business because it is a stable, family-friendly community,” Ge said. “Our customers are interested in learning more about therapeutic massage and how it can improve their overall health and well being.” In addition to foot massage, Day Spa Nirvana also provides deep tissue massage, facials using the Hungarian organic product line Eminence, as well as waxing and eyebrow and lash tinting. Ge said Nirvana offers a $49 per month membership, which entitles members to a monthly one-hour massage, discounted massages for family members and 10 percent discounts on any spa service or product. They also offer facial memberships for $59 per month, which include microdermabrasion, pumpkin peel treatments and other benefits, with no contracts required. Gift certificates for couples massages or group foot massages with friends are popular gifts during the holidays. “We stay open late so that our clients can get massages after work or dinner,” Ge said. The spa is located at 2960 Shallowford Road in Marietta/ East Cobb. The spa is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and on Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. To enjoy Day Spa Nirvana’s unique therapeutic services, readers are encouraged to stop by. To purchase a gift certificate or membership, call 770- 977-0909. For more information, visit

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Make your shopping merry and bright with our Holiday Gift Guide filled with great gift ideas right here in East Cobb!

PANDORA – a new charm bracelet that lets you create a unique look with handcrafted beads, starting at $35. David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry 2745 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 104 Marietta 30066 770-578-0598 •

BBPD is Marietta’s premier consignment shop that offers customers a wide selection of designer clothing & accessories at 30-90% off retail. With brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tory and Milly flooding their doors daily, you are always sure to find the perfect gift for you or your friends. Back By Popular Demand 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 13 Marietta 30068 770-971-4750 Give your loved one a gift that will last a lifetime! Get a gift certificate for permanent make-up or to remove a tattoo. Medical Micropigmentation Services 1229 Johnson Ferry Road Suite #102 Marietta 30068 770-873-2048

Michael’s Photography 770-977-6900

The Lift Recliner has fingertip control and the power-lift mechanism gently and quietly moves you to a standing, seated or fully reclined position. Ask about insurance assistance. Home Health Options, Inc. 279 Roswell Street Marietta 30060 770-425-7718

Light up the holidays with our most popular “must have” candle for the holiday season! $28.75 for the 6.5 oz candle. Belles Choses, LLC 255 Village Parkway Suite 740 Marietta 30067 678-269-6022 16 December 2011

Is there anything in the world that makes grandma and grandpa happier than portraits of their grandkids? A portrait taken by Michael’s Photography is a great way to share your love.

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Holiday Gift Guide Show you care by giving the gift of health with a gift certificate in any amount for healthy organic meals, groceries or vitamins. Life Grocery & Café 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-977-9583

Make your puppy pretty this holiday season with Hot Dogs Cool Cats’ exceptional pampering & grooming! For dogs of all ages, from puppies to seniors like Forrest! Hot Dogs Cool Cats Grooming Spa & Boutique 255 Village Parkway NE Marietta 30067 770-858-1000

Get a Doc Green’s Gift Card! Help your friends and family stay healthy! Doc Green’s Gourmet Salads and Grill 2022 Powers Ferry Road Atlanta 30339 770-953-3473

Gift card for a 2-month membership of health and fitness. Curves-Marietta NE 2960 Shallowford Road Marietta 30066 770-977-7769 or 678-315-8127

Give the gift of health with a massage, personal training, and membership gift certificates! Gift bag included. WellStar HealthPlace 330 Kennestone Hospital Blvd. Marietta 30060 770-793-7300

IPad makes the perfect gift for any and everyone. This magical Apple device is perfect for browsing the web, doing email, watching videos and more! PeachMac The Avenue at East Cobb 4475 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 678-426-3200

Give someone you love a gift certificate for a hair makeover! Patrick Carmen NR.9 Salon 2520 E. Piedmont Road Marietta 30062 678-427-8000

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Holiday Gift Guide Let Whole Foods Market create an exceptional gift basket customized for any occasion. Whole Foods Market 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-996-9700

This holiday season, give the gift of a brighter and whiter smile! Treat your loved one to an inoffice one hour session with Zoom!® 2 Advanced. A beautiful smile is a gift that keeps on giving! Marietta Family Dental Care 4720 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-973-8222

This holiday season, give someone you love the gift of denim! Now featuring premium denim brands such as James Jeans. Find “The Perfect Fit.” The Hub Boutique 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-483-8338

Give to yourself or someone you love a gift of a lifetime: piano lessons! Silva Piano Studios • 1518 Blackwell Road Marietta 30066 • 770-565-7177 •

A limited edition handmade Angel ornament/ pendant by the award winning designer Johnny Johnson, strands of pearls, and gold earrings are really popular this season. Edward-Johns Jewelers 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 124 Marietta 30068 770-977-2026

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Spoil your lil prince or princess with the most darling Christmas outfits from Giraffes Tree House! Their educational gifts and plush toys make great stocking stuffers, too! The Giraffes Tree House 4400 Roswell Road Marietta 30067 770-509-3366

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Holiday Gift Guide For the foodlovers in your life! The components of the Lazarus Wok were rescued from the junk piles and scrap heaps of the South. Careful welding and polishing reveal this high carbon steel cook pan capable of a lifetime of service. The Cook’s Warehouse Merchant’s Walk Shopping Center 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 568 Marietta 30068 770-565-8005

Give something that spurs the imagination and builds character: a non-electronic, printed on paper BOOK! Once & Again Books 440 Roswell Road Suite 172 Marietta  30062 770-726-9170

Give the gift of health to the ones you love this holiday season: truly personalized, private personal training. Fitness Together East Cobb 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-321-1347

Give a dinner at the best Japanese steak and sushi in East Cobb! Buy a $100 gift certificate, get $25 OFF your dinner purchase. Fuji Hana Steak & Sushi & Thai 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-560-8071

We have something for everyone – gifts – great personalized services – jewelry – home décor & more. Inga’s Skin & Body Care 1471 Terrell Mill Road Suite A & B Marietta 30067 770-952-0905

This gift card works all year round for men or women, teacher or neighbor! Holiday Wash Books are a thoughtful and practical gift! Buy 3, get 2 FREE washes on “THE BEST” washbooks. Simonize Car Wash Various locations, Marietta 20 December 2011

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The gift that keeps on giving year after year after year: liposuction body shaping. Image Cosmetic Center 5505 Roswell Road Atlanta 30342 404-949-0049

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Yarns, Patterns, Needles & More! Discover our shop full of gadgets and goodies for the knitter in your life. Gift certificates available.Free gift wrapping, too! Lovin’ Knit Yarn Shop & Studio Paper Mill Village 255 Village Parkway Marietta 30067 770-612-KNIT

Why not treat your loved one with the gift of massage? Free massage with purchase of (3) $50 gift cards; $25 gift certificate with purchase of (2) $50 gift cards; $10 gift certificate with $50 gift card. LaVida Massage of Marietta (East Cobb) 4880 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-973-6385

Make it a great holiday with a garage makeover! The Garage Dude 678-637-9680 •

The MELT Hand & Foot Treatment Kit includes everything you need to start feeling better now: 6 MELT Treatment balls (2 of each size), 1 Bunion Reducer Band, a 60-minute DVD featuring MELT Method creator Sue Hitzmann, and an illustrated instruction guide, all in a convenient travel case. Pilates Tutor Studio 137 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-234-0202

Treat your friends and family to a delicious authentic Brazilian meal! Fish of the day with meauniere sauce and mashed potatoes is sure to please! Botekim Brazilian Bistro 1410 Terrell Mill Road, SE Marietta 30067 678-908-1994

Give the Gift of Music for the Holidays! Free Guitar or $125 Credit on Any Instrument with purchase of 3 Months of Lessons. Jennings Music & Education Center 2511 Canton Road Marietta 30066 770-425-2560 22 December 2011

Gifts that keep on giving: 4-Class Fun Pak for $99 -- 4 cooking classes for Sr. Chefs, Jr. Chefs, or KinderCooks! Young Chefs Academy of Sandy Springs CityWalk Shopping Center Bldg. 350, Ste. 368 230 Hammond Drive NE Sandy Springs 30328 404-255-9263

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Holiday Gift Guide Secret Santa Workshop in East Cobb! Surprise Mom & Dad on Christmas! Paint a special gift & wrap it with your hand-decorated paper.   Register today, space is limited!  $25, East Cobb, Sunday, 12/18. 2-5pm. Register at Canvas By U! - East Cobb 3000 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 678-954-8399, Ext 101 Sometimes the best gifts can’t be wrapped! They are best experienced. Call us today to book your next travel adventure. Travel & Cruise Professionals 137 Johnson Ferry Road, #2120 Marietta 30068 770-565-7600

Visit our website for some unique, trendy, personalized jewelry and accessories for him or her. Locally-owned website. Sleek and Chic Boutique 678-727-6608

Give the gift of beautiful hair! Get or give a woman’s haircut and custom facial for $75 (valued at $125) and receive a complimentary fiber-filling hair treatment! Zeba Hair Salon 1401 Johnson Ferry Place Marietta 30062 770-578-2828 Waxing Poetic Jewelry is all about telling your story, one charm at a time.  The sterling silver and brass pieces are elegant and have a romantic, old world feel.  Create a unique necklace for you or for someone special! Paper Affair 4250 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 678-560-2032

Create a custom fresh food basket! This tasteful gift is great for teachers, neighbors, or hostess gifts! Simply Fresh Market & Carry Out Cafe 255 Village Pkwy. Ste. 770 Marietta 30067 770-952-9010

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Giving a relaxing massage or a rejuvenating facial is something your loved ones and friends will surely use and enjoy. All body massages and facials 25% off! Day Spa Nirvana 2960 Shallowford Road, Suite 303 Marietta 30066 770-977-0909 • 770-977-0998 December 2011 23

Holiday Happenings Metro Atlantans celebrate the holiday season by continuing old traditions, decorating public spaces and putting on plays. The EAST COBBER is happy to provide a sampling of those special events to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Christmas Traditions Candy Cane Lane. December 2. 6-8pm. Fun Christmas crafts and activities for children, pictures with Santa, and silent auction. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. 770-926-3488,

Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour. December 3 & 4. Saturday: 9am-9pm. Sunday: 10am-6pm. $20/ Day tour in advance; $25 day of. $15/Candlelight tour in advance; $20 day of. $25/Combination. 770-429-1115 | Festival of the Nativity. December 3-5. Inspirational art and music, hundreds of crèches in different shapes and sizes. Friday & Saturday: 6:30-9:30pm. Sunday: 5-9pm. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5995 Spalding Drive, Norcross.

7TH Annual Candy Cane Hunt. December 3. 10am12pm. Free cookie decorating, marshmallow roasting, gingerbread house crafts, visits with Santa, and much more. Pictures with Santa will be available for $5/photo. Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.

St. Nick’s Café: “All Through the Houze” presented by Mountain View Art Alliance and The Art Place. December 4. 8:30am & 10:30am breakfast and 12:30pm lunch shows. $10 includes meal, play, visit with Santa and a holiday ornament for children. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-509-2700,

A Civil War Christmas. December 3. 1-4pm. Make Christmas ornaments from the Civil War era while enjoying period music and dance. The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. 770-427-2117,

Holiday Lights at East Cobb Park featuring a children’s choir, brass quartet, special guest appearances by Santa Claus and Rudolph, award-winning bell ringers, and the lighting of a 40-foot tall tree. December 4. 5pm. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta.

Gingerbread Christmas. December 3. Four 30 minute workshops : 10:30 am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm, each including preparing and decorating Christmas themed cookies and baking them over the open hearth in the outdoor cookhouse. Children will also prepare a craft to take home. Designed for children ages 6 and up. Advance reservations required. $10/child. Archibald Smith Plantation, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-641-3978 |

Christmas at Callanwolde. You’ll be transported into a magical world in the twinkling of an eye as you enter the magnificent Gothic-Tudor mansion. Transformed by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, the historic Callanwolde estate captures the spirit and charm of the holidays. December 5-18. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. Friday: 10am-9pm. Sunday: 11am-4pm. $20/adult. $15/ seniors 65+. $12/ages 4-12. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338,

A Day With Santa. December 3. Holiday characters, floats and Santa and his reindeer will march through downtown Kennesaw starting at 1pm at Park Drive and Main Street. Then enjoy puppet shows, caroling, crafts and food to 6pm. Tree lighting with live music and singalongs at 5:30pm. Kennesaw Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714 |

Christmas High Tea at Bulloch Hall served by ladies in period clothing. Reservations: $35. December 6, 8, 13, 15. 4pm. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 |


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COME AND CELEBRATE WITH MT. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH December 4th—Nativity in the Round, A children’s drama reenacting the Christmas story 10:15am December 11—“Tonight, Heaven Touches Earth” a Christmas musical 8:30am & 11:00am December 24th—Christmas Eve Services, 5:00pm Family Service, 7:00pm & 11:00pm Candlelight Communion Services December 25th — Christmas Day Service 11:00am January1st—New Year’s Day Worship 11:00am 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30062

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Holiday Happenings Santa in PJs. Come visit with Santa in your PJs. December 7. 7pm. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5250 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. 770-587-5999, Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall. December 10. 5-9pm. $20/adults in advance; $25 at door. $15/children to 12 years in advance; $20 at door. Enjoy the festively decorated grounds and outbuildings. Archibald Smith Plantation Home, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. 770-641-3978 | 9th Annual Empty Bowl Brunch with proceeds going to various charities. $10 includes a bowl made by a local artist (you choose and keep) and chili or soup. December 11. 11am-1:30pm. Advance tickets on sale now. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-509-2700, Swedish Christmas Market sponsored by the Swedish Woman’s Educational Association of Atlanta. December 11. 11am-4pm. $5/adults. $2/ages 12-18. Free/under 12. Bake sale, kids’ activities, traditional and modern handicrafts, holiday flower arrangements, and delicious homemade foods. Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue NE, Atlanta.

Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas Is….. The Roswell Garden Club will decorate the Smith Plantation home using old and new colors of Christmas in their trees and floral designs. Through December 30. Monday-Saturday: 10am-3pm. Sunday: 1-3pm. Tours on the hour. $8/adults. $7/seniors. $6/children. Archibald Smith Plantation Home, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. 770-641-3978, The Botanical Express at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Weekends through December 31 and Monday-Saturday December 26-31. 11am-4pm (except December 11: 1-4pm.) $2/passenger. Climb aboard as the conductor takes you on a scenic holiday tour around the Great Lawn. 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta. 404-876-5859, Take a Ride on the Pink Pig. A holiday tradition for the whole family, ride Priscilla along the train tracks under the Pink Pig Tent and experience storybook fantasy in real life. Macy’s Lenox Square. Through January 1, 2012. Closed December 25. Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm. Saturday: 10am-9pm. Sunday: 11am-7pm. Christmas Eve: 9am5pm. December 26: 9am-8pm. New Year’s Eve: 9am6pm. New Year’s Day: 10am-5pm. $3/ride. 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-231-2800,

Christmas for Kids. December 17. 10am-12pm. Yule log and candy cane hunt, snacks, craft, storyteller Queen Glitter, and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. For ages 5-11. $10. Reservations required. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. 770-992-1731, ext. 7,

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Holiday Happenings concerts Holiday Pops 2011, Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday spectacular featuring seasonal favorites performed by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. December 3. 3pm. Zion Baptist Church, 165 Lemon Street, Marietta. 770-429-7016 | A Joyous Noel presented by the Michael O’Neal Singers with the Georgia Regional Girls Choir. December 4. 3pm. This family-friendly concert will include traditional Christmas selections, a setting of Clement C. Moore’s classic poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, audience sing-alongs and even a visit from Santa. Children are invited to visit with him after the conclusion of the concert. $20. Children 12 and under free. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. 770-594-7974 | Carols for Christmas: The Gift. December 4. 4pm & 6:30pm. This service of music and drama -- presented by Chancel choir, praise team, youth choirs, children’s choir, bells and orchestra -- will explore all the gifts of Christmas: hope, salvation, and joy, and challenge us to respond. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-971-2880 | Bells and Orchestra Concert. A concert of Christmas favorites featuring the combined efforts of Mt. Bethel’s Handbells and Orchestra. Free. December 7. 6:30pm. Preceded by dinner at 4:45pm for those who wish to attend. $6/dinner. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road. 770-971-2880 | Christmas Festival Concert with the 120-voice RUMC Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Dr. Michael O’Neal, Celebration Ringers under the direction of Lisa Stover, and organist Tom Alderman and Brass Quintet performing favorite holiday music from traditional Christmas hymns to moving settings of familiar carols. December 9: 7:30pm. December 11: 3pm. Free but tickets required to ensure seating. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. Call 770-594-0512 for tickets.

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The Gift of Christmas. December 9: 7pm. December 11: 6pm. Celebrate the majesty of the manger with Mt. Paran North Music and Fine Arts. Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta. 770-578-9081, Big Chicken Chorus 2011 Christmas Show featuring the Big Chicken Chorus and Quartets and South Cobb High School Youth Chorus. December 10: 3pm and 7:30pm. December 11: 3pm. $17/reserved seating. $15/general admission. A portion of the proceeds will go to MUST Ministries. Donation bins will also be in place for MUST and Toys for Tots. Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 770-438-9752 | The Johnson Ferry Christmas Festival. December 10: 7pm. December 11: 4pm & 7pm. The music, the visuals, the message - The Johnson Ferry Christmas Festival wraps together everything glorious about Christmas into one spectacular performance. Admission is free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-973-6561 | Christmas Cantata: Tonight, Heaven Touches Earth. December 11. 8:30am & 11am. Coffee hour in between. A Christmas Cantata by the Chancel Choir and Children’s Choir. Nursery provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-971-0267 | The Dawn of Redeeming Grace, presented by the Sandy Plains Baptist Church adult choir. December 11. 5:30pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 5250 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. 770-971-8525 | Divine Moments, a dramatic holiday musical. December 11. 6:30pm. Special Children’s Program at 6pm preceding musical performance. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5250 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. 770-587-5999, Holiday Concert with pianist Jim Brickman joined by special guest singers Anne Cochran and Benjamin Utecht and electric violinist Tracy Silverman. December 17. 8pm. $35-$75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800 | Sean Hannity’s Holiday Concert Salute to the Troops featuring three time Grammy winner Michael W. Smith, combat-decorated Marine/best-selling author Oliver North, and platinum selling recording artist Five For Fighting. This intimate evening will celebrate the holidays by paying tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces. A portion of the proceeds will help benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. December 18. 7pm. $44-$150. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800,

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LIGHT DISPLAYS Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens. Through December 30. $25/Adults. $12.50/Children 6-12. Ages 5 and under: free but require a “free child” ticket. Check for times and purchase tickets in advance. Enjoy the scenic five-mile drive, featuring over eight million lights with holiday tunes. Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain. 800-225-5292, Magical Night of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands. Daily through January 1, 2012. (including holidays). 5-10pm. $40/car, Monday-Thursday, except December 19-22. $60/car, Friday-Sunday, holidays and December 19-22. $90/van (10-19 people). Take a driving tour through more than 6 miles of giant illuminated characters and millions of twinkling lights. 7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands. 770-932-7200 |

An Evening in Bethlehem. December 3. Times: 5, 6, or 7pm. Roam through the authentic 1st century marketplace brought to life by costumed characters and real animals, and witness the live production that tells the story of the first Christmas. Free. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. 770-993-6218, Bethlehem Walk. Walk through the streets of Bethlehem to a live nativity scene. December 3-4, and December 10-11. 7-9pm. Free. Mountain View United Methodist Church, 2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta. 770-928-0050, Christmas Packages is a holiday festival of food, fun and timeless Christmas traditions for the whole family December 4. 4- 8 p.m. There will be carriage rides, live reindeer, living nativity, crafts, games, carolers, hayrides, concerts and much, much more. All our events are free, but family portraits can be taken for a small fee. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-973-6561 | Live Nativity. December 14. 6-7:30pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-971-2880 |


Lights of Life. Through January 2, 2012. Millions of holiday lights throughout the campus. Santa and his sleigh stand over 65 feet high, making it the tallest in the Southeast. Sunday-Thursday: 6-10pm. Friday-Saturday: 6-11pm. $5/car. $10/passenger van. $20/bus. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Life University Treehouse, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. 770-426-2600 | Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Through January 7, 2012. 5-10pm. Closed December 24 & 31. $18.95/adult. $12.95/ages 3-12. Experience the Garden as never before when it is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859, Holiday in Lights at Centennial Olympic Park. Through January 29, 2012. Free. Thousands of colorful lights and animated holiday displays transform the downtown park into a dazzling dreamland. Outdoor ice skating: $7/90 minutes. $2 skate rental. Monday-Friday: 4:30-10pm. Saturday: 10am-11pm. Sunday: 10am-10pm. 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta. 404-223-4412 (for skating hours),


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Holiday Happenings SANTA SIGHTINGS Call or visit mall websites to verify times. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Pictures with Santa December 3: 10am-12:30m 4385 Lower Roswell Road More info: 770-971-2880 The Avenue at East Cobb Every Friday: 3-7pm 4475 Roswell Road, Suite 1520 Marietta 30062 More info: 770-971-9945 Cumberland Mall Mall hours through December 24 1000 Cumberland Mall Atlanta 30339 More info: 770-435-2206

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Lenox Square Mall Weekdays: 10am-9pm. Saturdays: 9am-9pm. Sundays: 11am-7pm. 3393 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta 30325 More info: 404-233-6767 North Point Mall 10am-8pm Christmas Eve: 9am-5pm 1000 North Point Circle Alpharetta 30022 More info: 770-740-9273 Perimeter Mall By appointment through December 24 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta 30346 More info: 419-345-2630

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Phipps Plaza Through December 23 Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30am-1pm; 2-4:30pm; 5:30-8pm Sunday: 10:30am-1pm; 2-5pm 3500 Peachtree Road Atlanta 30326 More info: 404-262-0992 Santa on the Square Saturdays: 10am-6pm Sundays: 11am-5pm December 22 & 23: 10am-6pm December 24: 10am-3pm Marietta Square - Glover Park Marietta 30060 More info: 770-794-5601 Town Center Mall Various times – see website 400 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway Kennesaw 30144 More info: 770-424-9486

Holiday Happenings THEATER A Christmas Carol, a traditional holiday classic for the entire family guaranteed to fill you with the Christmas spirit and warm your heart. December 3, 16, 17 and 23. 8pm. $15. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. 770-992-1731 | Christmas Belles, a Jones ‘Hope’ Woeten comedy directed by Pete Borden presented by CenterStage North. December 9-11, 15-17. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, December 17: 2pm matinee. Sunday: 2pm. $12. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-516-3330, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Fairies, princes, and dancing snowflakes. The magic of the holiday season is alive again at the fabulous Fox Theatre. Share the tradition and feel the warmth that has been enchanting audiences in Atlanta for over 50 years. December 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23: 7:30pm. December 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23: 2pm. December 11, 18: 7pm. December 24: 1pm. $25.50-$105.25. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-873-5811, | 800-982-2787/Ticketmaster

Sanders Family Christmas presented by Theatre in the Square. This perennial favorite holiday show is back for its 13th season with the quirky, saintly and delightfully melodic Sanders family as they interpret everybody’s favorite bluegrass gospel music. Through January 1, 2012. TuesdayFriday: 8pm. Saturday, November 26, December 3, 10 & 17 only: 8pm. Saturday, December 24 & 31 only: 2:30pm. Sundays: 2:30pm. Matinees every Wednesday: 2:30pm. No shows on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. $25-$35. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. 770-422-8369 | The Nutcracker presented by the Georgia Ballet. December 2-4. Ring in the holidays with toy soldiers, waltzing snowflakes, dancing candles, and magical dreams. Friday: 7pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7pm. Sunday: 1:30pm and 5:30pm. Special performance 7pm Saturday in support of YWCA of Northwest Georgia. $23.25-$38.25/adults. $17.25-$35.25/seniors & students. Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 770-528-0881 | The Winter Polar Express, an enchanting holiday show for all ages presented by the Academy Dance Company. December 16-17. A young girl climbs aboard a mysterious train headed for the North Pole and experiences the magic of believing. Friday: 7pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7pm. $12/adults. $10/students. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell. 770-594-5348 |

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Did you know that your old Christmas trees can be recycled and that one twenty pound tree takes up valuable landfill space comparable to a washing machine? Recycling trees creates mulch, fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material. You can help “Keep Cobb Beautiful,” by recycling your old tree after the holiday season. Keep Cobb Beautiful will sponsor free recycling drop-offs. Keep Cobb Beautiful is inviting everyone to “Bring One for the Chipper,” and recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays. As a part of a statewide effort to reuse Christmas trees, Keep Cobb Beautiful is hosting convenient sites where area residents can drop off their trees. Most sites will be manned by various volunteer organizations from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. No other items will be allowed to be dropped off at sites. Cobb County Parks sites will accept trees from December 26 through January 7. All Home Depot sites will accept trees ONLY on Saturday, January 7. To volunteer at a site location, visit the web site at and go to the volunteer section for more information. Here are the drop-off locations in the East Cobb area: HOME DEPOT - trees will be accepted only on January 7:

>Home Depot*, 3605 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066

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>Noonday Creek Park, 489 Hawkins Store Road Kennesaw 30144

>Harrison Park, 2650 Shallowford Road Marietta, GA 30066

>Sewell Park*, 2085 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30066

>Fullers Park (Lower Field), 3050 Robinson Road Marietta, GA 30064

*These locations will be presenting saplings to recyclers while supplies last on Saturday, January 7th. Davey Trees at 770-451-7911, as well as the Cobb Parks chipper locations will have free mulch available to citizens after January 7th. For more information, please contact Keep Cobb Beautiful at 770-528-1135 or visit:

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Community Calendar Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413.

Every Sunday

Kabbalah Café. Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya. This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways. 9:30-10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-565-4412 or

Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a magnetic mitten notepad, jolly snowman, playful penguin puppet, holiday ornaments or New Year’s noisemaker! Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or

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Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

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Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre dating back to the 1930s, recent renovation efforts and fun facts about the theatre business. 11am. $5. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or

Through December 17

The Gift Box, an arts and crafts sale with pottery, jewelry, glass, and paintings. 10am-5pm. Free. The Art StationBig Shanty, 2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-514-5930.

Through December 24

Lassiter High School Marching Band Annual Christmas Tree Sale. Fraser fir class A trees up to 14 feet tall. Fresh shipments arriving weekly. 9am-9pm. Publix Shopping Center, corner of Sandy Plains and Shallowford Road. More info: 678-494-7863.

December 2

Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam, bringing many of the hilarious comedians presented at Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jams shot during NBA all-star weekends over the last three years including DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Corey Holcomb, Capone and Gary Owen. 8pm. $35-$45. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800.

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Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show. Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 2-6pm. Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-3285 or

December 2-18

The Sound of Music presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Friday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, December 17: 2pm & 8pm. Sundays: 2pm. $25-$40. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or

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4th Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Garrison Mill Elementary Foundation to further technology at the school. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, fruit, OJ, milk and coffee. $5.50 at the door. 7:30-11am. While enjoying your pancakes, sharpen your chess skills by playing one of the members of the chess club or check out Young Rembrandts demonstrations. Garrison Mill Elementary Cafeteria, 4111 Wesley Chapel Road, Roswell. More info: Manners with Snowflake Ballerina presented by Bulloch Hall and the Barnwell School of Etiquette for children ages 4-11. 10-11:30am. $10 includes refreshments and holiday favors. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info/ reservations: 678-639-7587 or Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival. Buy local this Holiday Season! Find unique gifts, enjoy an authentic French lunch from a local restaurateur, and find beautiful fresh green décor for your holiday tables and doors. Free admission for the Market and Nature Center. 10am-4pm. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or Jim Gaffigan, widely acclaimed and award winning standup comedian, actor and writer. 7pm and 9:30pm. $39.75$49.75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or

December 3-4

Eastman Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $8/adults. Free/ages 12 & under. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Matt Eastman, 229-424-4555 or

December 4

Kings of Salsa, a high energy dance show direct from Cuba featuring the very best of Havana’s cool street salsa and hip hop scene seamlessly mixed with traditional Afro Caribbean moves and the Cuban classics, Mambo, Rumba and Cha Cha Cha backed by the spectacular 9-piece band, Cuba Ashire. 7pm. $37.50-$64.15. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or

December 5

Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast featuring speaker Doug Hertz, CEO & President, United Distributors, Inc. Program: Business Community Service Awards. 7:30am. $50/general admission. Members: $20 online by noon, December 1; $35 at door. Atlanta Marriott Northwest, 200 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or Service of Hope for those who have lost loved ones over the past year. Family and friends are welcome. 7-8pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2880.


December 7

Toddler Time: Stories Around the Campfire, presented by Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Natural Resource Unit. It’s never too early to plant the seed of nature appreciation and wonder in your children. Bring your 2-4 year olds for a morning of outdoor nature explortion, stories, songs, and more. Dress for the weather and activities/hike. No pets or strollers. $2/child. Registration required. Hyde Farm Visitor Center, 721 Hyde Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8803 or


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The Gift Box, an arts and crafts sale with pottery, jewelry, glass and paintings. Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm. Saturday: 10am-12pm. Free. The Art Station-Big Shanty, 2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-514-5930. Cobb Executive Women Holiday Social. 5-7pm. This event is open to all Cobb Executive Women members and guests. Free. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street NE, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: 770- 980-2000 or

December 8

Joint Holiday Networking Party with East Cobb Business Association and Northeast Cobb Business Association. 5-8:30pm. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street NE, Marietta. More info: Business After Hours, a great opportunity to network one-onone in a casual environment. 5-7pm. General admission: $20 online by noon December 6; $30 at door. Members: Free online by noon December 6; $20 at door. Belk-Town Center Mall, 400 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. More info: 770-980-2000 or Masterworks Concert presented by Sprayberry High School Fine Arts Department. The Sprayberry Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will perform traditional and seasonal favorites. 7pm. Free. Donations accepted. Sprayberry High School Theater, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Nathan Autry, 770-578-3200.

My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion, presented by Big League Productions. Thursday & Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $31.25-$61.75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.gassouthbroadwayseriescom A Showcase of the Arts presented by Pope High School Arts Department. 6pm & 8:30pm. $7/adults. $5/students. Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-578-7900.

December 10

Christmas Market. Breakfast will be served from 9am-12noon in addition to holiday shopping with crafters, artisans, and vendors. Secret Santa Shop for children ages 3-10. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2839. Santa’s Art Studio for ages 4-10. Students will create seasonal artworks while getting exposure to creative art teachers, different ideas, processes and art mediums complete with festive entertainment. 9:30am-1pm. $25/residents. $50/nonresidents. Plus $5 supply fee. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or


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The Trial & Lynching of Leo Frank, presented by Reform Jewish Congregation Ner Tamid of West Cobb along with Kennesaw State University’s Hillel Chapter with a free lecture by Marietta Councilman Van Pearlberg, chronicling the events from the arrest of Leo Frank for the murder of 13-yearold Mary Phagan to his lynching in Marietta in 1915. 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Refreshments provided and the museum’s exhibits will be available for viewing after the lecture. Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. More info: 678-264-8575 or

December 12

Christmas Memorial Service, a time of remembrance for those who have lost loved ones in the past year. A time to feel hope and comfort during this Christmas season. 7pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or

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Cobb Christmas. From Monday-Thursday, over 16,000 toys will be delivered to Jim Miller Park and over 400 volunteers will sort and distribute these toys to over 1,450 families Friday-Sunday. Drop off donations at Stuff a Bus stops or volunteer to be a Cobb Christmas Elf! Thursday, 6-9pm: “The Night Before Cobb County Christmas” – a fundraiser that includes a look behind the scenes. $10. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 678-439-9627 or

December 13

Alice Cooper’s No More Mr. Nice Guy, a sensory overloading spectacle with the man who first introduced horror imagery to rock ‘n roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre will be blowing the roof off. 8pm. $37-$47. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or


December 14

East Cobb Civic Association Annual Planning Meeting. The Cobb community is welcome to attend and provide input on plans for the association. 7pm. Cobb County Government Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:

December 17 – January 1, 2012

The 1940’s Radio Hour presented by Theatre in the Square after a 5-year hiatus with the dance routines and swing music that are rousing and heartwarming. See website for times. $28-$35. Southern Polytechnic State University, Joe Mack Wilson Theatre, 1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-422-8369 or

December 19-23 and 26-30

Driver Education at Safe America. State of Georgia licensed driver education courses. 30 hours of classroom training plus 6 or 10 hours of private individual behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver training instructor within 6 months following completion of the classroom session. $150/30 hours classroom only. $459/classroom plus 6 hours behind-thewheel. $559/30 hours classroom plus 10 hours behind-thewheel. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or

December 20

Charlie Brown Christmas Tribute. Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney present a jazzy musical tribute to Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. Special guests, Chat Shivers and Friends, perform the Ventures Christmas Album – the season’s favorites with a taste of ‘60s surf. 8pm. $12 in advance. $15 day of. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or

December 21

Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt Sr.’s 1853 Wedding Reenactment. Step back in time as a guest at this important wedding which ultimately produced our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. $12/adults. $6/ages 6-18. Tours on the half hour: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, & 9pm. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 or

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Chinese Dinner, a Jewish family tradition, at Temple Kol Emeth. 5-9pm. Members: $13/adults; $10/children ages 3-11. Guests: $18/adults; $14/children ages 3-11. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770973-3533 or

December 27-30

Rising Stars Holiday Hoops Clinic for girls and boys, kindergarten through 8th grade. Learn skills and sportsmanship from NBA, college and top notch high school coaches. 8:30am-3pm. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. $75/1 day. $140/2 days. $195/3 days. $240/4 days. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/ registration: 864-325-9552 or

December 28-30 and January 2-4, 2012

Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Come explore nature in winter time and revisit your favorite camp games and friends. Kindergarten-7th grade. 9am4pm. Free extended care available: 8am to 6:15pm. $180/session/members. $200/session/non-members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

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MLK Celebration Entertainment Auditions for residents interested in being a part of the 26th anniversary celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16th. Thursday: 6pm. Saturday: 10am. Audition slots are limited so RSVP: 770- 528-8490. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Cobb County NAACP office, 770- 425-5757.


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Kennesaw State University Open House. Discover how Continuing Education can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Get a sneak peek at numerous courses and certificate programs offered annually. 6-8:30pm. Kennesaw State University Center, 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-6765 or

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The Atlanta area offers a New Year’s Eve celebration for every taste and every budget. Here are some of the big ones. For more New Year’s events and local restaurant specials and church festivities, visit or check out the EAST COBBER Facebook page for lastminute listings.

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The team at Zeba Salon and Spa are as warm and welcoming as the hot tea they prepare for their clients. East Cobb resident, Sima Abbasi, launched Zeba Salon in 2008, and she loves every aspect of it. Sima has been a stylist for 18 years and salon owner for 14 of those years. “I enjoy interacting with different people and making each one of them feel uniquely beautiful,” she says. The salon is designed with a warm, but modern feel, which she says is indicative of her staff and the services they provide. Zeba is a full-service salon, providing customized color and cut to women, men and children. The master stylists also offer custom treatments and hair package programs for each client’s specific hair needs. Sima believes that she has assembled the most elite team of stylists to take care of any and all clients, and she encourages clients to try different in-house stylists to find the right fit, or just to try something new.  Zeba is an Elite L’Oreal Professional Salon with a L’Oreal Professional educator on staff to help with any and all hair-related questions and concerns. Each stylist has advanced training from some of the best in the industry. Ongoing education, consistent training and the multicultural backgrounds of the staff set the salon apart from all others in the area.  Additionally, the salon offers spa services in a private room with an onsite aesthetician. Using BioElements skincare products, treatments include microdermabrasion, light therapy, custom facials and peels.  The salon is located at 1401 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 360, (next to Learning Express) in the Target shopping center. They are open Monday through Saturday.  Although most people schedule an appointment, walkins are welcome. Contact them today at 770-578-2818 or visit for more information. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Watch the parade, complete with bands, cheerleaders, mascots and more start at 12:30pm at the intersection of Peachtree & Baker Street and proceed south on Peachtree and west on Andrew Young International Boulevard. The parade ends at the Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Boulevard) with FanFest featuring games, rock climbing and inflatables from 2-6pm. Parade: free. FanFest: $15. 404-586-1923 |

Guadalcanal Diary NYE Show Gem City Hall of Fame and Guadalcanal Diary are “Bringing It On Home to The Strand” with special guests Flamingo Royale and the Dex Romwebber Duo. 7pm. $30/concert only. $20/after-midnight party only. $45/show & after party. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080 |

Radio Disney Noon Year’s Eve A dance party just for kids with games, prizes and a balloon drop at noon. Radio Disney will DJ the event. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. 770-431-2842 |

Peach Drop Festivities start at 11am with children’s activities, games, food, and live entertainment leading up to the midnight dropping of the 800-pound peach which lands among a shower of confetti. Party lasts till 4am. Free. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama Street SW, Atlanta. 404-523-2311 | |

Polar Bear Swim Hosted by the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue. Finish the year with a chilly dip in the lake. 2pm. Ages 4 and up. $25/single jumper. $50/family, up to 4 people. 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888 |

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Doc Green’s Gourmet Salads and Grill 2022 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 130 Atlanta 30339 770-953-3473 Monday-Saturday: 11am-9pm Doc Green’s believes in variety, freshness and giving you the ability to be as healthy as you want to be. Whether you create your own salad, choose one of their world famous salads or one of their great wraps, they’ll prepare it fresh right in front of you.

Heywood’s Meat Haus 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 140 Marietta 30062 404-410-7997 Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm Saturday: 9am-8pm Heywood’s is a chef driven artisan butcher shop focused on the quality of the product we provide our patrons. The proof is in the taste!

Marlow’s Tavern 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-7747 Monday-Thursday: 11:30am12midnight Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-1am Sunday: 11am-12 midnight Marlow’s Tavern features the “best of the best” in American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere. The menu offers a diverse combination of classic dishes that are updated and elevated to a gourmet level. Marlow’s Tavern provides a casual and friendly gathering spot to enjoy a great night on the town.

Brazilian Botekim Brazilian Bistro 1410 Terrell Mill Road SE Marietta 30067 678-402-7584 Mon.-Sat: 11:30am-10pm Sun: 11:3am-4pm Botekim Brazilian Bistro is a piece of Rio de Janeiro serving authentic and simple Brazilian fare with an affordably priced wine list and exciting cocktail and beer selection.

Breakfast & Brunch J. Christopher’s 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-579-6800 7am-2pm Breakfast, brunch & lunch. An East Cobb original since 1997.


Chinese Lee’s Golden Buddha #7 2524 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna 30080 770-980-1800 Mon – Sun 11am – 10:30pm Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean cuisine. Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. Consumer choice award for best Chinese restaurant from 1999-2004

Coffee Baristas 4932 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 678-701-5912 Mon-Fri: 6am-12pm; 3-5pm Saturday: 7am-12pm Drive-thru coffee shop serving regular and specialty coffee, pastries, smoothies, and shaved ice.

cookies Cookies By Design 3101 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-578-0200 Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Sat. 10am3pm Cookies by Design created the world’s first cookie arrangement more than 20 years ago and continues to provide customers with gift-giving arrangements of individually hand-decorated cookies for every occasion.

Gigi’s Cupcakes 1281 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 116 Marietta 30068 770-578-2582 Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm Fri-Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 12-6pm Cupcakes made with the best available ingredients. Changing menus daily.

Japanese & Thai Fuji Hana Steak, Sushi & Thai 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1 Marietta 30068 678-560-8071 Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm. Sat-Sun: 12-3pm Dinner: Mon-Thur: 4:30-10pm. Fri-Sat: 4:30-10:30pm. Sun: 4:30-9:30pm A hibachi chef cooks right before your eyes. A fun place to be for any occasion.

Vegetarian Café Life at Life Grocery 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm. R Sun: 12-5pm Healing, Wellness, & Healthy Food for the Mind, Body & Soul. Choose from a variety of organic vegan foods. Enjoy healthy, delicious, & nutritious all day buffet & salad bar.

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Capozzi’s 2960 Shallowford Road, Ste. 101, Marietta Biscuits And More 3162 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 140, Marietta Caribou Coffee 1275 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta Chick-Fil-A At Woodlawn Square 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta Chopsticks China Bistro 3822 Roswell Road, Ste. 113, Marietta D’Lites Emporium 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 365, Marietta Einstein Bros. Bagels 1275 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta Einstein Bros. Bagels 2960 Shallowford Road, Ste. 109, Marietta Empress Of China II 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 42, Marietta Firehouse Subs 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 120, Marietta Jersey Mike’s Subs 2960 Shallowford Road, Ste. 106, Marietta Jet’s Pizza 4401 Shallowford Road, Ste. 102, Johnny’s New York Style Pizza 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 155, Marietta Longhorn Steakhouse 4721 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta Magic Wok 4401 Shallowford Road, Ste. 126, Roswell Marietta Fish Market 3185 Canton Road, Marietta McDonald’s 3101 Roswell Road, Marietta Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt 4475 Roswell Road, Ste. 205, Marietta New China House 1050 E. Piedmont Road, Ste. V, Marietta O’Shaughnessy’s Restaurant & Bar 4401 Shallowford Road, Ste. 138, Marietta Panda Express 4275 Roswell Road, Marietta Panera Bread 4475 Roswell Road, Ste. 1530, Marietta Papa John’s Pizza 4811 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta Subway 4101 Roswell Road, Ste. 902, Marietta Taco Bell 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta Waffle House 1811 Williams Drive, Marietta Wendy’s 2961 Shallowford Road, Marietta

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Recipe of the Month: Roasted Pork and Sauerkraut Editor’s Note: The clock is ticking until the end of the year, but you just finished Christmas shopping and you still have to put the ham in the oven. Who has time to think about New Year’s Eve too? You do! Try this quick and easy New Year’s Eve tradition. Growing up in Cleveland, which has lots of different ethnic groups, my Italian family adopted the German (or was it Polish?) tradition of serving pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day. It was believed that combining pork with sauerkraut guaranteed luck and prosperity for the coming year. Now it’s a nice tradition for my own family. Hope you enjoy. Happy New Year!

DIRECTIONS > Preheat oven to 350 degrees. > Rinse pork and place in large roasting pan. > Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. > Cover with 1/3 of the sauerkraut. > Cover roasting pan and put in oven for 1 1/2 hours. > Remove from oven and add another 1/3 of sauerkraut. > Cover and put back in oven for another hour.


> Remove from oven and add the remaining sauerkraut.

> 1 (10 -15 lb) Pork Shoulder

> Cover and put back in oven for another hour.

> 4 lbs Sauerkraut with Juice (canned or bagged)

> Remove from oven and enjoy!

> Salt and Pepper

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Should Your Pet Be Our Pet of the Month?

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Pet’s Name:_________________________________________ Animal/Breed:______________________________________ Age & Gender:______________________________________ Favorite Food:_______________________________________ Favorite Person:_____________________________________ Breed: Maltese Age & Gender: 3-year old male Favorite Food: Chef Michaels Favorite person: His mommie Best Trick: Lays down every time he wants a treat or if he wants what I am having. Turn ons: He loves hanging out at Sweat Mountain Dog Park Turn offs: Critters who like to eat his food. Favorite Toy: Georgia Dog Football Toy Last seen: Sweat Mountain Dog Park What makes your dog special: He is very loyal and sweet.   He really enjoys watching Peyton Manning on TV.  He also loves meeting new people and is great with all people, even small babies.

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WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb believes in life well-lived and offers East Cobbers a quality choice for medical imaging services within the community. Conveniently located at 1070 Woodlawn Drive, WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb invites the community to visit their state of the art ss Steven Brantley, M.D. facility for most medical diagQuantum Radiology nostic imaging needs. The facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology assuring that highly trained technologists and physicians meet stringent quality standards. The friendly WellStar staff highly emphasizes professionalism, compassionate care and patient satisfaction and is dedicated to uncompromising standards of excellence. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is proud to offer state of the art Digital Mammography to provide the most advanced electronic breast images, which are interpreted by Radiologists who are sub-specialized in mammography using the aid of precision, high-resolution monitors. Dr. Steven Brantley explains, “Digital technology assists in improving diagnosis and makes the interpretation of results and historical comparisons quicker and more accurate.” Breast MRIs will now also be offered at the East Cobb Imaging Center in adjunct to routine digital mammography screening for high-risk patients. Diagnostic imaging services provided at WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb include:

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WellStar is committed to providing the best technology to the community with a High-Field Short-Bore MRI 1.5 Tesla which has expanded our women’s imaging services to include Breast MRI. This MRI System offers higher quality exams while providing patient comfort with its open ended design. In addition, our 16-slice CT Scanner offers improved diagnostic accuracy with shorter scan times. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is now also performing Heart Screenings for $99 or $149/couple. Most insurance plans are accepted, and the helpful WellStar staff is happy to answer insurance related questions. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Extended hours Thursday until 6:30p.m. and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm for Mammography and MRI (non-contrast). Call 678-581-5900 to schedule your imaging appointment with WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068 770-793-9200 P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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1519 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-971-3376 • Monday-Friday: 7am-4:30pm A full-service practice dedicated to providing the finest medical, surgical, and cosmetic care. Our physicians draw on more than 75 years of experience in evaluating, diagnosing and treating virtually every type of skin problem.

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Lillian McCarthy, Office Manager 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Ste. 100 • Marietta 30068 770-793-9200 • Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm. Extended hours Thur until 6:30pm, Sat: 8am-12pm for Mammography and MRI (non-contrast). WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb offers state of the art imaging services which include Digital Mammography (Screening and Diagnostic), CT Scan, Heart Screening, MRI, Ultrasound, DEXA Bone Densitometry, and X-Ray.

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Marietta Imaging Center 1197 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-971-7284 • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am–5pm; Sat: 8am-12noon. Full service imaging including CT, MRI-open and closed, MRA, EEG, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound and DEXA (bone density) exams. Same day appointments available for most exams.

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• Impeccable sanitary conditions assured with disposable utensils CEO Matt Dang’s family, with 20 years in the nail care industry, recently opened its newest location in The Avenue East Cobb, conveniently centralized to shoppers from across north metro Atlanta. Dang explains that he chose the name “Parisian” because “Paris is considered the nail art capital of the world and our name reflects that French theme.” He adds that, as such,“we offer a large pallette of contemporary nail polish colors and old classic collections, as well as seasonal colors with shades and designs to match the occasion.” The variety of brands of nail polishes offered at Parisian includes: OPI, Essie®, China Glaze® and Orly®. In addition, Parisian features CND Shellac™ service, the only salon that does so in East Cobb. This unique, twoweek long lasting application will not damage regular nails, according to Dang. With their products, ambiance and personal touch service, you will enjoy the Parisian Nail Salon promise to “Indulge in Serenity.” Simply call 770-578-6666 to make an appointment, or Walk-ins welcome.  Vist their website at for more information.   


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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for December All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a listing of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details. Ice Cream and a Movie: Christmas in Connecticut Monday, December 12 1 – 4pm Cost: $4/Cobb Residents; $5/Non-residents It is time for a Christmas classic and a wonderful screwball comedy! Barbara Stanwyck is brilliant as a bachelorette columnist for Smart Housekeeping.

Friday, December 2: Center Closed at Noon Blood Pressure Screening Thursday, December 1 Tuesday, December 6 Tuesday, December 20 10am – 12pm Ice Cream and a Movie: The Final Countdown Wednesday, December 7 1 – 4pm Cost: $4/Cobb Residents; $5/Non-residents It is December 7, 1941, with a tantalizing “what if” scenario. In modern times the U.S.S. Nimitz, a nuclear aircraft carrier commanded by Kirk Douglas, gets caught in a storm and is thrust backwards in time to the eve of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Will the ship’s commander interfere with history? Will the visiting systems analyst, Martin Sheen, convince him not to? Will a rescued senator from 1941, Charles Durning, and his assistant, Katherine Ross, play an unexpected role in the future of American politics? What an intriguing plot!

Finding the Right Balance Friday, December 16 1 – 2pm Free. Registration required. From head to toe, there are many strategies which can help improve balance! Presented by Bev Stegman of Foundation Therapy Center. Biography – Life Stories through Time: Bob Hope Monday, December 19 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. Thanks for the memories…this is the remarkable story of one of our greatest entertainers.

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East Cobb Civitans’ East Cobb Wine & Vine Market On October 19th, the East Cobb Civitan Club sponsored their 20th silent auction and wine tasting fundraiser at Indian Hills Country Club.  For the last 8 years, the Civitans have joined with Friends for the East Cobb Park in hosting this event. Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson were Honorary Co-Chairs of this event.  This fundraiser is the largest source of funds for Civitans and the Park’s projects and charities. -- PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREA MATE  

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club Calendar AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881 or American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Cobb County. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. Does not meet in July & August. More info: Bonnie Williams, 770-971-6130. American Needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Cobb Public Library, Mountain View Branch, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-394-0065. Anne Hathaway Garden Club. Third Wednesday of the month (except July and August). Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: Charlene Robinson, 770-971-7786. Atlanta Illini Cub. Professional and social networking for University of Illinois alumni, families and friends in the Atlanta area. Football game watches at the Rose & Crown, 1931 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: or club@

Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy League. Second Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Navy Recruiting District HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410, Smyrna. Membership open to all civilian and retired military with an interest in supporting our men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and associated youth programs. More info: 678-2342310 or Atlanta World War II Roundtable. Third Thursday (Sept-June) of the month. 11:30am. Petite Auberge Restaurant, North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road, Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579 or “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: or http://consciousness.meetup. com/203. Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Award-winning 50 voice, male, 4-part a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264,, or

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Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5 thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717. Business Breakfast Networking of East Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Second Tuesday each month. 8:15-9:30am. C’est Moi/ Café Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-2830 or Business Network International (BNI). Tuesdays. 7:30-9am. BNI is an international networking organization with chapters throughout the Atlanta area. My Friend’s Place, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Karley Barber, 770-977-2383 or Children of The American Revolution (C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of Cobb communities. All children ages 1-18 invited. More info: B. Schilling, 770-643-1010. Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108, or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274. Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Larry Guzy, 678-860-4477. Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street. More info: 770-785-2522 or Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 11:30am. Reservations required. Windy Hill Senior Center, 1885 Smyrna-Roswell Road, Smyrna. More info/Reservations: Beth St. Jean, 770998-8737 or Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill and ability levels are welcome. First and 3rd Monday of each month. 7-9pm. Marietta Enrichment Center, American Business Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.cobbphotosociety. com or Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Thursday, every other month. 6:30pm. InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra Thompson, 770-578-6646.

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Colored Pencil Society of America. Atlanta District Chapter 107. First Monday of the month. 7pm. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy Guerine, 678-354-3590. Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445. Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-943-6979. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various Locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362. Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Dances on second and 4th Friday each month. 8-10:30pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-7210,, or East Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters and non-boaters are welcome. First Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Free admission. Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-364-3036 or East Cobb Business Association. Luncheon and featured speaker. Third Tuesday each month. 11:30am1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, susan., or East Cobb Civic Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206 or East Cobb Civitans. Second and 4th Thursday of the month. 121pm. Parc at Piedmont, 999 Hood Road, Marietta. More Info: Mary Karras, 770-514-3069 or marykarras@ East Cobb Community Friends for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings are in members’ homes and vary each month. We work to benefit CHOA with fund raisers and service projects. More info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882, or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510. East Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. 6pm Social. 7pm – Program. Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale, 770-715-1218 or

club Calendar East Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every Wednesday evening. 7pm. Paradise South of the Border, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or East Cobb Lions Club. Second and 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Side Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow, 770-955-6914. East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings. Did you play a band instrument in high school and/ or college? Would you like to play again? We accept all skill levels. First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: George 770-971-3430 or East Cobb Open Networking. Professional Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-9am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. Free. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711 or East Cobb PowerCore Team. A business referral network. Every Thursday. 7-8:30am. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan, 404-572-1278. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or East Cobb VIPs. A community group for seniors. Fourth Monday of the month (except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-3643 or East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: www. Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Kalish, 770-298-9966. Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579. Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)Cobb County Chapter. Fourth Monday of the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & dinner. Windy Hill Marriott Hotel, Marietta. More info: Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876. Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post 976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am. Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456. Job Seekers Cobb County Chapter. Business professionals volunteer to help the unemployed. Speakers, networking, job leads, workshops. 7-9am, Tuesdays, followed by networking 9-10am. Varsity, 2790 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw. Free. More info: 770-420-9808, ext. 470. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council Chamber at Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta. More info: Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094. Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230. Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info:

North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club. Third Monday of the month. 7pm. Chicago’s, 4401 Shallowford Road,Roswell (corner of Johnson Ferry & Shallowford). More info: www. North Metro Women’s Connection. Second Wednesday of each month. 11am-1pm. Part of Stonecroft Ministries reaching out to the unchurched women in the area. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-335-6013. Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples (formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples), a parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc. Second Monday of each month (except December). 7pm. North Metro Church, 2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-404-0034 or Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, Augustdessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More

info: 770-928-9314 or Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-0768 or Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790. Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: SACS (Singles and Couples Social Events). Weekly dancing for singles and couples. No membership fees, just friends making new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn, Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32 N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. Visitors welcome. More info: or 770-509-0322.

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Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or MOMS Club of Marietta North. First Wednesday of the month. 10am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887. Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary. Every Monday. 10am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@ Mothers and More, East Cobb Chapter #270. Second Tuesday each month. 7:30-9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check website as schedule may vary: Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third Tuesday each month. 10am. Various social activities throughout the month for those new to Cobb County or just looking for new friends and activities. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-234-5068 or

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CLEANING Gr8 R8s on Cleaning! Trudy’s Incredible Cleaning Services. 770-592-5235

DECKS RESEALED Decks bare? We can seal it! Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT Math Immersion Saturdays. Algebra, geometry, word problems, mental math. K-8 grades. Beginning December 10. 678-770-2761.

EXTERIOR HOUSE WASHING Complete house washing. Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

FREE ORIENTAL/SIAMESE CAT I think I am one handsome Dude. I have big green eyes and a wonderfully soft, beautiful fur body. I am affectionate, people oriented, loyal, playful and intelligent. Neutered male, 2 years old, all shots and ready for adoption. Free to a loving home. More info: Gail, 770-778-7581.

FRENCH CLASSES Learn French with an experienced native French teacher. Classes adapted to student’s level and objectives. Reasonable rates. Adults and children. 404-729-8731 marion.dudrey@

FURNITURE REPAIR Furniture refinishing, repairs. Cash paid for furniture, antiques. We haul off, clean out spaces, household junk. Danny Linton, 770-882-5132.

HAULING Refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, etc. We can haul it. $50 removal. Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

HOUSE CLEANING Cleaning Services. Reliable, references, experienced. Competitive prices. Call Denise: 404-454-0859.

JUNK REMOVAL The trash troopers. We take anything. Call Matt for appointment and low rates. 678-910-9912.

LANDSCAPING Installed pine straw, colored mulch, organic manures, seasonal flowers, shrubs, trees. Danny Linton, 770-882-5132.

MUSIC INSTRUCTION Music education at your door – serving East Cobb, Alpharetta and Roswell. In-home music lessons. Flute, guitar, bass, guitar and piano. Professional musicians with years of music instruction experience. 770-5700606

PAINTING Painting – all phases interior, exterior. Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

PERSONAL SERVICE Need things to get done? Drive kids to after school activities. Run errands for seniors or anyone needing things done. Shop, deliver, doctor’s appointments, etc. Personal chef services. Also, pet care in your home when needed. Great references, non-smoker. Call Hope at 770-693-0813 or 404-803-6933/cell.

PIANO LESSONS Piano lessons in your home. I come to you. Exciting and fun teacher with years of experience throughout Cobb County. Annual recitals, references available upon request. Call Kris at 404-434-6681.

PLUMBING Toilet tank repair. $99 special includes parts and labor. Call Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

RESUME SERVICES Need help with your resume? Professional, fast and affordable! Maetz Resume Consulting/ Mike 678-646-7936.

TUTOR & STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP Organization, time management, homework, test-taking, motivation, memorization, ADHD skills and more taught to improve your child’s success in school. 770-642-7761.

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WINDOW WASHING Interior or exterior window washing. Call Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

WOOD REPAIR Wood repair – all phases. Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

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PET CARE Call Teri In-Home Pet Care est. 2001. Reasonable rates! Call Teri for all your holiday pet care needs. 404-271-4254.

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support groups A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or

Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Wednesday of the month. 4:305:30pm. Savannah Court, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420.

Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics and other substance abusers. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483.

Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368.

Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Support Group. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Christa McLain, 770-509-2914. Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter Family Support Group. First Monday of the month. 10:30am. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Dawn Reed, 678-777-7241 or Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/ time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Cancer Support Group for patients, families and friends who are learning to live with a diagnosis of cancer. Second Wednesday of the month. 7 pm. LaSalette Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6104. Career Transition. Second Monday of the month. 6:15pm: Personal resume, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. 1st Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579 or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084.

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Compassionate Friends for grieving parents, grandparents, and siblings. First Tuesday of the month. 7 pm. First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy Kelcourse, 770-5793512 or 404-539-4287. Email: or; Depression/Bipolar Support Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 306, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Depression Support Group. For those who suffer from depression and the people who love them. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorce Care. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose-lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:458:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390.

East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parent Support Group. First Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie, 404-368-9394,, or Emotions Anonymous, a fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building ©, Roswell. More info: 770-330-1991. Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). FOCUS is there to help – to listen and cry, to inform and educate, and to offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Usually meets the last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/ to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111,, or Family Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Support Group. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to individuals who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Call in advance for free care for your loved one during meeting. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Aloha to Aging, 678-439-1177. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Share.13-week session, August and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Grief Support Group for those who have had a family member, friend or other loved one pass away. First Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: kathzkel@

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Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Tuesday. 12 noon. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959. Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-9560318 or 678-357-3661 or Moms in Touch for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Every Tuesday. 9:30am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705. Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, or Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS). Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place where moms can come to build friendships and receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.  More info: 770-971-1465 or  Networking Group. Open to everyone. Second and 4th Wednesday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. First Baptist Church Smyrna, 1275 Church Street SE, Smyrna. More info: 770-435-3231 or Peggy, 770-955-3896 or Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Second Sunday each month. 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915. Women’s Divorce Support Group First Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cob Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-953-2882 or

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