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Cobb Christmas Keeps Holiday Spirit Alive

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On the Cover On our front cover this month is Michael Warechowski pictured with Santa at Town Center Mall. It appears that little Michael has fallen asleep on Santa’s lap, however, this is not what happened. Due to a very rare disease--only 100 cases are known in the United States—Michael suffers from Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD). Metachromatic

December is a month to celebrate miracles—Hanukkah and Christmas. Though this holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year for children, many of us often find the season to be stressful. I hope by reading this issue of the EAST COBBER you are giving yourself a break from the holiday rush. You can get some gift-giving ideas on pages 16-20 in our annual gift guide. The merchants mentioned are in our own backyard so that should make your shopping a little easier. Please check them out, you’ll be inspired by the gifts they offer. When the going gets really tough, another stress-buster is eating out. The dining directory on pages 34-39 should give you a short-list of local restaurants that you can enjoy while being relieved of your culinary obligations!

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As always, this issue includes stories about the good people and groups that share their “gifts” making East Cobb a better place to live. We are so lucky to have such top-notch professionals, unique shops and caring citizens. I hope you, EAST COBBER reader, are inspired by their “gift”-giving and may be more motivated to share your gift for a better East Cobb. And if you are already contributing to the quality of life here in East Cobb, let me share your story, too! Just give me call or e-mail the EAST COBBER.

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For me, the best presents I’ll receive this holiday season can’t be wrapped: my three happy and healthy children. Another favorite present is the joy of being able to work on this paper every month for such a great community. It’s a gift I’m thankful for not just during the holidays but throughout the year.

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genetic disorder that affects the brain and nervous systems. Michael’s eyelid muscles are too weak to allow him to open his eyes. Most parents get a lifetime with their children—not Katie & Mike Warechowski. East Cobb residents Katie and Mike have abandoned planning a future for their “Mikey” since most children with MLD live to be about 5 years old. As Katie explains, “We don’t think about is comfortable and give him lots of hugs. We have learned that parenting is about loving my child today.”

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Toys for Tots Seeks Donations As the holidays are upon us and planning for Christmas arrives, it’s also time to think about doing something special for children in need. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is again under way, giving local residents an opportunity to purchase a toy for a boy and girl outside their family. Toys for Tots started more than 60 years ago when Maj. Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed more than 5,000 toys to needy children. Hendricks’ idea caught on and was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots the following year and expanded it into a nationwide program. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the U.S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. Today, Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps’ premier community action program and one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes. Toys for Tots is the only charitable endeavor within the Department of Defense which reaches outside the military establishment to give something back to the communities. Toys for Tots has enjoyed over a half century of success because of the support of millions of caring Americans, local communities, and corporate America plus the dedication and hard work of thousands of U.S. Marines. Toys for Tots is a program which brings all elements of a community together in a common cause for three months each year. It is a program dedicated to helping in the development of our nation’s most valuable natural resource: our children. The shiny new toy at Christmas lets these youngsters know that someone cares. Area Toys for Tots coordinator Gunnery A.T. Wilson is in charge of finding enough money and toys to fulfill the 900,000 toy requests for children in the 11 counties throughout Metro Atlanta. “Many people in Metro Atlanta have been hit hard this year so we are working extra asking for more donations and drop-off points,” says Mr. Wilson. Toys for Tots collects only new toys. Organizers ask that toys brought to drop-off points be unwrapped so they can be sorted and given to the right child. Toys are to be appropriate for children from birth to 12 years. Toys will be accepted until December 21. For information regarding volunteering or hosting an event, contact Mr. Wilson at 678-887-5179 or e-mail:

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Parent Strategies for Student Success with the Common Core Standards By Jena Ritchie, East Cobb County of PTAs Family Engagement Chair The majority of East Cobb families would likely assert that their child’s education is a high priority. They would go on to attest that many residences are selected in this community precisely because the schools have a reputation of excellence in education. Simply by virtue of establishing a particular mailing address, it’s fair to say we’ve already made a significant investment in our children’s academic future. But, a street address in a high performing school is only a small piece of student achievement. The fact is, regardless of school ranking, parental involvement is still the greatest indicator in determining student success. It has been witnessed time and again that even where a particular parent or guardian lacks their own educational accomplishments, consistent engagement and investment in their child’s education is of paramount importance. A primary goal of PTA is empowering parents with a variety of resources and opportunities to help them succeed in championing their child’s academic achievements, as well as supporting communication and accountability within schools. As a community, we do already contribute considerable finances and supplies to our classrooms - more than the national average - as many here are fortunate to be able to do so. However, as parents, we can fail to realize the true return on our investment by underestimating the power and potential of the parent-child alliance. Research consistently shows that the family engagement ‘habit’ is the most effective stimulant for exponentially increasing a child’s development, regardless of economic variables. “The Family Engagement in Education Act (H.R.1821/S.941) incentivizes schools and districts to meaningfully engage families to close the achievement gap. This bill was introduced on May 10, 2011, in the House of Representatives …Research demonstrates that family engagement in a child’s education increases student achievement, improves attendance, and reduces the dropout rate.” Excerpt from Fortunately, a lot of the hard work for adopting this habit has already been done for parents in regard to supporting students with the new standards now being implemented in our schools. The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is an effort designed to improve educational outcomes for students by developing a set of common, voluntary, internationally-benchmarked academic standards

in mathematics and English language arts. In conjunction with the rollout of this progressive new curriculum aimed at encouraging critical thinking skills, PTA has developed a grade-level specific series of easily obtainable Parents’ Guides. These handy four-page reference tools are downloadable for free and smartly summarize learning goals while offering tips for engaging students and strategies for communicating with teachers. Online access to these documents is quick and simple from the PTA website at and Built on appreciable assessment data identifying college and career readiness as well as global educational influences, these new standards create a compact for more successful partnerships in learning. Ideally, these conscientiously constructed measures serve to ensure that families of all backgrounds have uniform access to quality, consistent educational expectations. At minimum, they aspire to assist us in co-creating a meaningful meeting of minds by establishing common ground from which to grow. Here in East Cobb, these goals respond readily with resources to counter performance gaps by offering mass distribution of information helping us to overcome some of the usual ambiguously cited snares often associated with public education shortcomings like ‘increasing costs”, “budget cuts”, “bloating class sizes” and similar issues which are not new or even unique to our community. In practice, it may be different for each individual; however, answers do exist to advocate on behalf of our children in the name of education. By each of us enthusiastically reaching out in working together cooperatively and collectively (parents-students-teachers-communities), we commit to witness the future promise of these worthwhile endeavors. Deciding early to participate in the solution, adopting an attitude of action, combining forces, sharing resources and partnering in our sense of personal responsibility will allow us to recognize and provide for the diverse educational needs of a broader population of children. This is the ultimate intent behind public education, even as our students and society continue to evolve.

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Local Firm Finds Employment for Special Needs Adults Briggs & Associates believes that communities are not whole until all participants are valued and contributing. When the organization was founded in 1989, the company provided employment services for a few adults with developmental disabilities, which meant helping them find and maintain employment in their communities. Today, Briggs & Associates has served thousands and has expanded to work with people with mental health issues, students with disabilities transitioning out of high school, as well as people who desire to move off welfare. The organization works with the individuals to match their interests and ability to real, competitive paying jobs ss Mary Simpson with Michael, an employee at Transfiguration Catholic Church.

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and then provides them the job coaching and support they need to be successful. Briggs & Associates is actively seeking employers in the East Cobb area who are creative and willing to allow these dedicated people to go to work. There is no cost to the employers for their services. They only pay the employee for the work they do as Briggs is funded by The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Mary Simpson, an East Cobb resident and a Job Specialist for Briggs & Associates, has found that individuals who are employed gain independence, learn new skills and are proud to be contributing members to the community. Their employers gain from the ability to make a difference, expanding diversity in the workplace, increased efficiencies for many jobs, as well as low turnover. Briggs & Associates is a nationally recognized “Specialty Employment Agency” designed to assist any person who needs non-traditional support to find and/or maintain a job. Simpson shared, “We serve individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and Mental Health diagnosis (MH).” The owner/founder of the organization, Jennifer Briggs, believes passionately that “there is a place and a means for everyone in work and in life. I love working for this company because it is so heart based. The individuals we work with are no different than anyone else. They have skills, talents, strengths, as well as weaknesses,” said Simpson. “The difference I have noticed in working with them is that, due to the additional obstacles they have faced in their lives, they are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. They simply want to go to work.” While this article is specific to the East Cobb Area; Briggs & Associates provides services throughout the state of Georgia. Visit or contact or call 770-993-4559 for more information.

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East Cobb General Election Results On Tuesday, November 6, East Cobb residents, along with the rest of Georgian citizens, participated in general elections to vote for Republican and Democratic candidates for a variety of public offices. In Cobb County, 311,245 or 74.94% out of a total of 415,314 registered voters exercised their right to vote. The following presents the vote tally for ballots East Cobb voters had the opportunity to vote on.

President of the United States Cobb Votes Mitt Romney (R) 171,722 Barack Obama (D)* 133,124 Gary Johnson (Lib) 5,024

State Total 2,078,688 1,773,827 45,324

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National 57,098,650 59,725,607 1,148,525

Georgia State Senate – District 32 Judson Hill (R)* Write-in Votes

Cobb Votes 66,017 1,120

Cobb Votes 64,470 27,394 114

Total 182,371 101,057 N/A

Total 19,804 383

Total 19,634 369

Total 21,636 303

Total 14, 055 5,116 11

Sheriff Neil Warren (R)* Gregory Gilstrap (D) Write-in Votes

Total 172,390 117,802 300

District Attorney Vic Reynolds (R) Write-in Votes

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Total 221,355 4,544

Total 216,758 3,056

Frank Cox (R)* Write-in Votes

Total 217,415 3,223

State Court Clerk Diane B. Webb (R)* Write-in Votes

Total 219,785 2,947

Chairman Board of Commissioners

Georgia House of Representatives – District 46 John Carson (R)* Kevin Westphal (D) Write-in Votes

Donald Perryman (R)* Write-in Votes

Chief Magistrate

Georgia House of Representatives – District 45 Matt Dollar (R)* Write-in Votes

Total 225,451 3,127

Gail Downing (R)* Write-in Votes


Georgia House of Representatives – District 44 Don Parsons (R)* Write-in Votes

Total 218,632 3,499

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Georgia House of Representatives – District 43 Sharon Cooper (R)* Write-in Votes

Clerk of Superior Court Rebecca Keaton (R) Write-in Votes

Total 73,560 N/A

U.S. House of Representatives-District 6 Tom Price (R)* Jeff Kazanow (D) Write-in Votes

Total 218,813 3,555

Kelli Wolk (R)* Write-in Votes

Tim Lee (R)* Write-in Votes

Total 214,686 4,895

Cobb Commissioner—District 2 Bob Ott (R)* Write-in Votes

Total 53,323 857

Cobb School Board—District 5 David Banks (R)* Write-in Votes

Total 36,496 702

*Denotes incumbent. Many races were uncontested. Some offices did not have a Democratic candidate running against the Republican incumbent.

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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 events 5th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K/1K/Tot Trot sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association to benefit their Children’s Emergency fund. December 8. Peachtree qualifier. 8:30am. $25 in advance or $30 day of. Historic Marietta Square. More info/to register:,, or 10th 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 9. 11am-1:30pm. Advance tickets on sale now. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-509-2700 | The Botanical Express at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Weekends through December 31 and select weekdays. 10am-4pm. $2/passenger. Climb aboard as the conductor takes you on a scenic holiday journey around the Garden. 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta. 404-876-5859 | Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall. December 8. 5-9pm. $20/adults in advance; $25 at door. $10/children to 12 years in advance; $15 at door. Enjoy the festively decorated grounds and outbuildings. Archibald Smith Plantation Home, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. 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 7-15. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. Friday: 10am-9pm. Sunday: 11am-6pm. $20/adult. $15/ seniors 65+. $12/ages 4-12. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338 |

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Christmas High Tea at Bulloch Hall served by ladies in period clothing. Reservations: $40. December 4, 6, 11, 18. 4pm. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 | Christmas for Kids. December 8. 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 | Christmas in Georgia. The Roswell Garden Club will decorate the Smith Plantation home concentrating on places and things in Georgia 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 | Festival of the Nativity. December 7-9. Inspirational art and music, hundreds of crèches in different shapes and sizes. Friday-Sunday: 6-9pm. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5995 Spalding Drive, Norcross. Light Looked Down. A Christmas Celebration presented by the Chancel Choir, instrumentalists, drama team and children from Powers Ferry United Methodist Church. December 9. 11am and 6pm. 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-973-5271 | 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: 9am-6pm. New Year’s Eve: 9am-6pm. $3/ride. 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-231-2800 | St. Catherine’s Annual Christmas Market and Secret Santa Workshop. December 8. Continental breakfast available from 9am to noon. Professional Santa and photographer on-site. Secret Santa Shop for children ages 3 to 10. Over 25 vendors offering crafts, food, clothing, jewelry and more. 9am-5pm. Proceeds benefit St. Catherine’s Youth Group. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2839| or


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Holiday Happenings concerts 7th Annual Messiah Sing-Along. A Michael O’Neal Singers tradition continues with the 7th Messiah Sing-Along. The popular Messiah Sing-Along has a unique variation from most of the others you will find in that the audience sings the solos as well as the choruses. This is a holiday experience for all ages. December 16. 3pm. $10. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. 770-594-7974 | …and Then He Came. December 16. 6pm. December 11: 6pm. Adult Christmas Musical. Over 2000 Years ago, a baby came and changed everything . Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta. 770-578-9081 | Bells and Orchestra Concert. A concert of Christmas favorites featuring the combined efforts of Mt. Bethel’s Handbells and Orchestra. Free. December 12. 6:30pm. Preceded by dinner at 4:45pm for those who wish to attend. Dinner: $6/adults, $3/children. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road. 770-971-2880 | Big Chicken Chorus 2012 Christmas Show featuring the Big Chicken Chorus and Quartets and South Cobb High School Youth Chorus. December 8. 3pm and 7:30pm. $25/general admission. $22/seniors & students. 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 | Candlelight Service & Dessert Reception. December 16. 6pm. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5250 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. 770-587-5999 |

Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza. The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner and founder/leader of The Stray Cats, Brian Setzer, brings their Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. December 8. 8pm. $40-$60. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800 | Holiday Pops 2012, Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday spectacular featuring seasonal favorites performed by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. December 3. 3pm. Murray Arts Center at Mt. Paran Christian School, 1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw. 770-429-7016 | In the Fullness of Time, presented by the Sandy Plains Baptist Church adult choir. December 16. 5:30pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 5250 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. 770-971-8525 | The Johnson Ferry Christmas Festival. December 8: 7pm. December 9: 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 | Joy, an Irish Christmas. Join acclaimed Irish singer/songwriters and recording artists Keith and Kristyn Getty for an unforgettable celebration of Christmas. The husband-wife team presents a spectacular evening of beloved carols, modern hymns, and spirited Irish reels and jigs that capture the wonder and beauty of Christmas. December 20. 7pm. $22-$55. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800 |

Carols for Christmas: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. December 9. 4pm & 6:30pm. This service of music and drama will be presented by Chancel choir, praise team, youth choirs, children’s choir, bells and orchestra. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-971-2880 | Christmas Cantata. December 16. 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 | 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 7 at 7:30pm. December 9: 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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Holiday Happenings HANUKKAH EVENTS Community Hannukah Celebration. Light the menorah, Israeli dancing, PJ Library storytelling and crafts, homemade sufganiyot and much much more. December 12. 6:45pm. Free. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. Reservations are appreciated. 404-870-1625 | “Light up the Night” Lighting of Atlanta’s Tallest Menorah & “A Taste of Chanukah”. December 11. 6:30pm. Fountains of Old Towne Shopping Center, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068.

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 | Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Through January 5, 2013. 5-10pm. $20/adult. $14/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 | www.

Holiday in Lights at Centennial Olympic Park. Through January 27, 2013. Free. Thousands of colorful lights and animated holiday displays transform the downtown park into a dazzling dreamland. Outdoor ice skating: $10/90 minutes, includes skate rental. Monday-Thursday: 4:3010pm. Friday: 4:30-11pm. Saturday: 10am-11pm. Sunday: 10am-10pm. 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta. 404-223-4412 (for skating hours) | Lights of Life. Through December 31. 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. 678-331-4334 | Magical Night of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands. Daily through December 31 (including holidays). 5-10pm. $60/ car. $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. 770-945-8787 |

LIVE NATIVITY Bethlehem Walk. Walk through the streets of Bethlehem to a live nativity scene. December 7-8. 7-9pm. Free. Mountain View United Methodist Church, 2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta. 770-928-0050 | Live Nativity. December 19. 6-7:30pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-971-2880 |

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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 7, 15-19, 21-23. 8pm. Sunday performances: 7pm. $15. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. 770-992-1731 |

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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 7-26. 7:30pm. Saturdays & Sundays: 2pm. December 24: 1pm. $26.05-$104.70. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-873-5811 | | 800-982-2787/Ticketmaster


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Barbara Robinson’s endearing 1972 children’s novel is brought to life onstage for the perfect holiday play for the entire family presented by Young Actors Playhouse. December 14-23. $10/Adult, $5/Child. Blackwell Square, 3380 Canton Road, Marietta. 678-910-0780 | Dashing Through the Snow, a hilarious Texas Christmas romp by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten presented by CenterStage North. December 7-9, 13-15. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm matinee. $12. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-516-3330 | Irving Berlin’s White Christmas presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. A stage adaptation of this popular film full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written. A merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family. December 7-9. Friday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. December 13-16. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. December 20-23. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday & Sunday: 2pm. $25-$40. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 404-377-9948 |

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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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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

Every Tuesday and Saturday 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.

Every Thursday 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

Every Saturday Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a Snowy Day Sled, Polar Bear Pencil Holder, Wintertime Napkin Ring, or New Year’s Party Mask. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or

December 6 How to Network Effectively presented by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. A panel of experienced business leaders will give tips on effective networking and how to take full advantage of networking events and an interactive forum will equip participants with the best practices to be more effective and consistent in their business development. 2pm. $5. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or


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December 7 Shabbat in the Orient. Enjoy gourmet Asian cuisine, singing, Jewish stories, a special children’s program and a chance to meet some wonderful new friends. 6:30pm. (Services optional 5:20 pm.) Adults: $33. Children: $19 (ages 7-12); $13 (ages 3-6). Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/reservations: 770-565-4412, ext. 300, or Indigo Girls. Grammy-winning folk duo, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, will be performing their music in a new way with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. 8pm. $35-$85. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800, or

December 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-19 Haunted Walking Tour. Walk the streets of this haunted city by lantern light, guided by a talented storyteller. For all ages. 7:30pm. $17/adult. $15/senior. $12/ages 12 & under. Ghosts of Marietta, 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info/ reservations: 770-425-1006 or

December 9 Greater Atlanta Coin Show. Dealers display a variety of numismatic items and other collectibles. People are invited to browse, buy, sell or trade coins, currency, gold and silver bullion, or other collectibles. Free. 9am-5pm. Hilton Atlanta/ Marietta Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bob O’Brien, 770-772-4359 or

December 10 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: 770-973-6561 or

December 10-13, 15, 16-18 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, December 15, 5:30-8pm: “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: 678439-9627, 770-428-2601, or

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Toddler Tim. Stories, songs, activities and more. A parent or caregiver is expected to stay with the child and participate in all of the activities. 10:15am. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or

Museum Mice Tours: Dressing Up with Murray and Etta. Tours are geared towards children ages 3-5 and their parents to introduce them to history. 10:30am. $5/family. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or

Cobb Executive Women’s (CEW) Holiday Social celebrating the season with good food and good friends. Open to all CEW members and guests. 5-7pm. $5. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street NW, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000 or

December 12-13, 22, January 9-10, 2013

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: 770-578-3200.

Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Class. Six-hour class taught by certified instructors for those who want to lower their cost of insurance or have gotten a traffic ticket and need to take a defensive driving class. Court ordered/point reduction: $75. Insurance reduction only: $30. Registration in person only due to state form requiring signature. Wednesday & Thursday: 6-9pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or

December 13

Buddy Valastro Live: The Cake Boss. The star of TLC’s Cake Boss brings a special holiday show for the entire family, sharing holiday traditions and stories from his family at Carlo’s Bakery. 7:30pm. $35.75-$45.75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800, or

Rain Garden Work Day. Rain gardens protect local waterways by decreasing the volume of runoff entering surface waters, at the same time providing a unique landscape feature that adds color and interest and providing a habitat for wildlife. 9-11am. Cobb County Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info:

December 11, January 8, February 12, 2013

December 13-16

Pee-Wee Naturalist Winter Series. Learn about nature’s gifts, cold-blooded creatures, and animal shapes and shadows, and have fun playing games, singing songs, making fun nature art and visiting up close with wildlife. For ages 3-4. 9:45-11am. General public: $50/series. Members: $40/ series. Adult helper required/admitted free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

Gas South Broadway Series: West Side Story, one of the greatest love stories of all time, now returning after more than 50 years, just as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. Thursday-Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $17-$60. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800, or

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Community calendar December 14 Health Hero Award Nomination Deadline. This award will be presented at the Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast on February 4, 2013. Visit for nomination form. Return all forms to Samantha Ovsak at 12th Annual Walton High School Alumni Basketball Reunion. All former girls and boys players, cheerleaders and coaches and their families are invited. Girls’ game: 6pm. Boys’ game: 7:30pm. Hospitality room in the cafeteria will open at 6pm. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: Larry Pace, 770-977-2321 or A Showcase of the Arts presented by Pope High School Arts Department. 6pm & 8:30pm. $8. Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-578-7900.

December 15 through January 15, 2012 East Side Baseball Spring 2013 Registration for ages 4 through 18. Sign up early, as Spring leagues fill up fast. Go to www. and click on the Online Registration link to register. For questions regarding registration, send email to

December 16 Reindeer Day. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day of winter fun: Live reindeer and treats by the campfire (1-4pm), crafts (1-2:30pm), and Miss Julia’s Winter Story Time (3pm). Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or

December 18

READing Paws. Come read with a four-footed friend. Free. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-528-2524 or

December 20 Senior Citizen Council Annual Meeting & Christmas Luncheon. 11am. $5. Tickets on sale at all senior centers. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street NW, Marietta. More info: 770-528-5355. 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: 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, & 9pm. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info/ reservations: 770-992-1731 or

December 21 End of the World 5K. The Mayans predicted the end of the world on December 21, 2012. Whether this is true or not, runners are invited to come dressed as they envision the end of the world (zombie, space alien, Mayan, SkyNet Self-Aware Machine, or even a trial lawyer). Awards will be given for costumes as well as runners. $35. A portion of proceeds go to The Center for Children & Young Adults which provides residential care for homeless children and youth in state custody. 8:30pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info/to register:

December 21-January 7, 2013 Cobb County schools closed for winter break.

December 22-23 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 24-29, 31-January 5, 2013

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Each day find the hidden 12 days of Christmas ornament at each of our stores in Alpharetta, Buford and Marietta and receive a Queen of Hearts gift certificate!

Thursday, December 22

Send your honey to the Queen with your wish list and we will help them get the perfect gift for you! Pizza and beer will be served and free gift wrapping! This year make it easy for them to get you the perfect gift!

3 Convenient Locations! Alpharetta

670 N. Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 678-297-7571


4125 Ga. Hwy 20 Buford, GA 30518 678-714-0643


2745 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066 678-453-0600

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. 9am-3:30pm. No class December 25 and January 1. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or

December 25 5th Annual Chinese Dinner. Enjoy a night of food, dancing, music, games and socializing with friends. Will also be collecting toiletries at the door, writing letters for soldiers overseas, and making birthday cards for the elderly. Adult members: $16 online/$23 at door. Child members (ages 3-11): $13 online/$18 at door. Adult guests: $21 online/$25 at door. Child guests (ages 3-11): $14 online/$20 at door. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-973-3533 or http://tkechinesedinner2012.

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December 26, 27, January 2, 3, 2013 School’s Out! Movies @ the Library. Enjoy some family fun during school break. Bring a soft pillow and blanket to lounge on the floor, and a small dry (not sticky) snack. 1pm. December 26: Big Miracle. December 27: The Incredibles. January 2: Babe. January 3: Iron Giant. Free. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2725.

December 26-28, January 2-4, 2013 Winter Break Camp at Camp Kingfisher, a 3-day taste of summer camp fun with some unique twists. Kindergarten – 7th grade. 9am-4pm. Free extended care available from 8:30am-6:15pm. $180/members. $200/non-members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 232, or

December 27-28, January 2-4, 2013 Rising Stars Holiday Hoops Clinic for girls and boys, ages 5-13. Learn skills and sportsmanship from NBA, college and top notch high school coaches. 9am-3pm. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. $75/1 day. $140/2 days. $195/3 days. $265/all days, both sessions. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/registration: 678-784-5317 or

Sterling silver charms from $25

January 3, 5, 21, 2013

Free Gift with Purchase For the Month of December

Marietta • Highland Plaza 770.578.0598

Receive a PANDORA holiday ornament (a $30 US retail value) with your purchase of $125 or more of PANDORA jewelry.* *Good while supplies last, limit one per customer. See our store for details.

MLK Celebration. Entertainment auditions for residents interested in being a part of the 27th anniversary celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, will be held on Thursday, January 3, at 2pm and on Saturday, January 5, at 10am. Limited audition slots. RSVP required. Celebration on January 21 starts at 10am. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/to RSVP: Cobb County NAACP Office, 770-425-5757.

January 6, 2013 The Georgia Bridal Show. Meet face to face with wedding professionals and find everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams. 12-5pm. $10 in advance on line or $15 cash only at door. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. 1-4pm, except when museum is closed. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or

GET YOUR EVENT LISTED! We need: event name, date, description, ticket prices, time/hours, site, address, phone number and Web address. The deadline for the Community Calendar is the 15th of the month prior to the next issue. Mail info to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680455, Marietta, GA 30068 or e-mail

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Cobb Christmas Keeps Holiday Spirit Alive Is that Santa’s sleigh or a Cobb County Transit bus? It’s Cobb Christmas’ special Stuff-A-Bus program. Cobb Christmas partners with Cobb County Department of Transportation and Cobb Community Transit (CCT) to create the county’s most unique and memorable holiday program, Stuff-A-Bus. Think of Stuff-A-Bus as the opposite of Santa’s sleigh: Santa uses his sleigh to deliver gifts and Cobb Christmas makes a CCT bus a Stuff-A-Bus sleigh for collecting toys for needy families The week prior to Cobb Christmas’ Annual Distribution, a CCT bus travels through the county to StuffA-Bus host sites gathering donations of food and toys. Host sites include businesses, schools and other entities that have organized toy and food drives. This program would not be successful without the help of local businesses, schools, and other organizations that serve as host sites for Stuff-A-Bus. Volunteers at these locations organize food and toy drives and begin promoting and collecting in November. A Cobb Christmas representative schedules a date and time for the bus to make a stop at their location to collect the items which have been donated. All donations are stored and transported to Jim Miller Park, the Cobb Christmas Distribution Site-during distribution week. Individuals are encouraged to drop off donations at any of the Stuff-A-Bus scheduled stops. Each year Cobb Christmas partners with Cobb County Transit to host Stuff-A-Bus toy drives around the community. Cobb Christmas, Inc. is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization started in 1963 by The Center for Family Resources (then known as the Cobb County Emergency Aid Association, Inc.). The group’s mission has always been to assist low-income families of Cobb County at Christmas time. The early years were made possible through community involvement from groups such as the American Legion, Cobb Jaycees and United Way of Cobb County. In 1978, the Christmas program became independent. Today Cobb Christmas is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the county. The organization will need approximately 400 volunteers for this year’s toy distribution and set-up. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate to Cobb Christmas, please visit Here are ways you can help Cobb Christmas:

f Stuff stockings. We need stockings with small, inexpensive gifts (including bath and toiletry items, but no food or candy). “Stuffed” stockings should be labeled by age and gender. Each child served by Cobb Christmas receives a stuffed stocking, so we need over 4,000 of them. f Work set-up or distribution. We occupy Jim Miller Park from Monday, December 10th, through Sunday, December 16th. This year we will need more than 400 volunteers to make it all happen. This includes setting up the warehouse, managing it and distributing toys to each client family. f Participate on a committee. Work takes place yearround for Cobb Christmas. We are always in search of volunteers who wish to be involved in the planning and execution of fulfilling our mission.

Cobb Christmas Stuff-A-Bus Stops December 7 • 12:30-1:30pm Salon Three 13 2663 Canton Road, Marietta 30066 December 7 • 2-3pm Bank of America 210 Town Park Drive, Kennesaw 30144 December 10 • 11am-12pm Southern Polytechnic 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060 December 11 • 2-3pm One Overton Park 3625 Cumberland Boulevard, Atlanta 30339 December 12 • 8:30-9:30am Cobb Department of Transportation 1890 County Services Parkway, Marietta 30008 December 12 • 10-11am Cobb County Government Offices 30 Waddell Street, East Park Square, Marietta 30060

f Host a toy drive. This can be at your office, place of business, with your civic organization, in your neighborhood or at your church. On average we give four to five toys per child and need around 16,000 toys for over 4,000 children who will be registered.

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New Year’s Eve Events 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 www.eastcobber. com or check out the EAST COBBER Facebook page for last-minute listings.

Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and FanFest 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. December 31. Parade: free. FanFest: $15. 404-586-1923 |

The Jagged Stones NYE Show.

Ring in 2013 with one of the best rock shows in Atlanta and all of your Rolling Stones favorites. 9pm. $30/ concert only. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080 |

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. Start the year with a chilly dip in the lake. January 1. 2pm. 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888 |

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. 10:30am12:30pm. Free. Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. 770-431-2842 |

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Dining Guide American Baked 1111 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-612-2533 Mon-Sat: 11am-4pm Sun: 12-5pm Freshly prepared, preservative free home-cooked goodness. Dine-in, take-out, catering and curbside service. Open for lunch and dinner. Daily specials and seasonal menu changes along with 38 varieties of wine. Broadway Diner 1333 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-3337 Sun-Thurs: 7am-11pm Fri & Sat: 7am-11:30pm Serves breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Marlow’s Tavern 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-7747 Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-12 midnight 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.



KANI HOUSE 910 Marietta Highway, #110 Roswell 30075 678-461-8831 Mon-Thur: 11:30am-2pm & 5-10pm Fri: 11:30am-2pm & 5-11pm Sat: 12pm-11pm Sun: 12pm-10pm A family owned and operated chain of Japanese steak and sushi restaurants. Their goal is total guest satisfaction. If you love steak and sushi, they will not disappoint.

Hong Kong Star Chinese Cuisine 4719 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 678-398-9698 Sat-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm Hong Kong Star Chinese Cuisine offers exciting dishes with Asian flair that is both delicious and satisfying.

Bakery Sugar Benders Bakery 255 Village Parkway, Suite 240-A Marietta 30067 678-402-8588 Mon-Thurs: 8am-4pm; Fri-Sat: 8am-8pm; Sun: 10am-3pm A premier bakery located in the heart of East Cobb. They specialize in sculpted cakes, fresh breads, decadent pastries and cupcakes. Breakfast and lunch are also served.

Chicago’s Steak & Seafood 4401 Shallowford Road Roswell 30075 770-993-7464 Mon: 5pm-9pm Tue-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm

Serving East Cobb Since 1992

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.


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Cookies By Design 3101 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-578-0200 Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm Sat. 10am-3pm 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, 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.

La MadelEine 4101 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-578-3040 Sun: 6:30am-9pm Mon-Sat: 6:30am-10pm Known for the warm atmosphere and range of fresh and flavorful French country inspired dishes.

Cuban Cuban Diner 1484 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-509-2576 Mon-Wed 11am -9pm Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm Quality home-cooked, authentic Cuban cuisine.

European Foods European Deli 3101 Roswell Road, #112 Marietta 30062 770-693-9409 Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 11am-6pm A locally owned and operated business dedicated to providing excellent specialty food service. Goods from Italy, Germany and all over Europe. European Deli serves fresh, homemade traditional Russian cuisine.

Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream D’Lites Ice Cream 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste 365 Marietta 30068 Mon-Wed: 11am-9pm Thurs-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12-9pm D’Lites specializes in serving a low calorie, low sugar soft serve ice cream with over 30 rotating flavors. D’Lites ice cream can be enjoyed in many ways: cones, cups, cakes, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Sun: 12pm - 9pm Mon-Thurs: 11am - 9pm Fri-Sat: 11am - 10pm >The Avenue at East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 770-973-9009 >2960 Shallowford Rd, Ste 112, Marietta 30066 770- 971-6601 Yogolycious Frozen Yogurt 2100 Roswell Rd., Marietta 30062 770-509-2345 Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12pm-8pm At Yogolycious, customers are offered a selection of over 40 different varieties of dry toppings, nuts and fresh cut fruit. Best of all, they are known for R maintaining top notch cleanliness and their employes strive to provide exceptional customer service at all times.

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Dining Guide Fruit

Japanese & Thai



Edible Arrangements 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Ste 820 Marietta 30068 770-579-7081 Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm Sat: 8am-5pm Sun: 8am-1pm Delicious, high quality, artistically designed fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events.

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-Thurs: 4:30-10pm Fri-Sat: 4:30-10:30, Sun: 4:30-9:30 A hibachi chef cooks right before your eyes. A fun place to be for any occasion.

Mediterranean Grill 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-996-0045 Authentic Middle Eastern & Greek cuisine featuring kabobs, gyros, falafel, hummus, calamari. Cooked fresh to order. Dine in, carry out and delivery.


Tijuana Joe’s 690 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-321-1233 Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm/11pm on weekends

Red Sky Tapas & Bar 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-973-0100 Open daily: 4pm An intown feel right in East Cobb! Red Sky Tapas & Bar features excellent food, beverages and service with great local entertainment. Acoustic guitar Wed. & Thurs. Dueling Pianos Fri. & Sat.

Irish/American Keegan’s Public House East Cobb 4401 Shallowford Road, #136 Roswell 30075 770-640-1100 Mon-Thurs: 11am-1am Fri-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-Midnight Authentic Irish pub with old world atmosphere, great food, and extensive beer and wine selections.

CAFFE FORTUNATO 255 Village Parkway, Suite 330 Marietta 30067 770-951-1394 Daily: 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm (Fri-Sat till 11pm)


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Vegetarian Café Life at Life Grocery 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm 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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Walton Grad Starts Gluten-Free Muffin Business

Experience Joy at its


Since she was a teenager, East Cobb native Frances Shaw (Walton High School, Class of 2006) has been dealing with fibromyalgia, a gluten intolerance, and several other medical conditions. Due to her health, she had to leave her studies at the Savannah College of Art & Design, and was homebound for a year. Instead of seeing the situation as a setback, she took the opportunity to develop delicious “allergy smart” muffins so that she and others with food allergies might still enjoy baked goods. “My younger brother ss Frances Shaw started eating a bunch of zucchini muffins, then his friends starting eating them, then my friends would come over and eat them,” Shaw says. “I thought, maybe I should do something with these.” And Frannie’s Gluten-Free Muffins was born. These “allergy smart” muffins are free of not only gluten, but also dairy, nuts, soy and yeast, so that most food allergy concerns are eliminated. Blueberry, chocolate chip and lemon zest are some of the flavors offered by Frannie’s Gluten-Free Muffins. There’s even a vegan banana muffin available as well. All the fruits and vegetables used are organic, and the eggs are antibiotic free, which add to the muffins’ health benefits. With so many gluten free products coming onto the market, it’s nice to have some organic, local creations where as much emphasis is put on taste as on being gluten-free.

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*Offer valid at participating locations. Valid on arrangements and dipped fruit boxes. Offer expires 1/31/2013. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer code must be used when placing order. Containers may vary. Arrangements available in a variety of sizes. Delivery not available in all areas. EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS & Design and all other marks noted are trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. ©2012 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved. ®

Happy Holidays! Open December 25th!

Until recently you could only find Frances’ muffins at small retailers such as Piece of Cake locations, Return to Eden and Dunwoody Bakery. Now her muffins are available at Kroger supermarkets throughout metro Atlanta as well as 200 other locations in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina – so when you’re traveling you can easily pick up some tasty gluten free snacks! At only 24 years old, she’s accomplished much and is a true inspiration to others in both her business savvy and fight to be healthy. For more information on Ms. Shaw’s business, visit

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Buy one Hibachi dinner and 2 beverages at regular price and get one Hibachi dinner of equal or lesser value 50% off up to $12. Monday - Thursday. Dine in only. Dine in at Hibachi room at this location only. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Not valid on 12/31/12. 18% gratuity will be added to check before discount. Expires 01/31/13.

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Pet of the Month: Munson Submitted by Alyssa Howard

Should Your Pet Be Our Pet of the Month? Fill out the information on your pet and send it to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068 Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to:

Pet’s Name:_________________________________________ Animal/Breed:______________________________________ Age & Gender:______________________________________

Breed: mixed breed Age/Gender: 1 1/2 years - male Favorite food: Anything he can get his paws on Favorite Person: My mom Best Trick: Jumping, rolling around and terrorizing my puppy Turn Ons: Crumbling paper,having a hairband for him to chase, using tape, and paying him lots of attention Turn Offs: Ignoring him and paying attention to the puppy Favorite Toy: Crumbled up paper or hairbands Last Seen: Chasing our Chihuahua around What makes him so special: He loves to play, he loves food and he loves everyone

Favorite Food:_______________________________________ Favorite Person:_____________________________________ Best Trick:___________________________________________ Turn Ons:____________________________________________ Turn Offs:____________________________________________ Favorite Toy:________________________________________ Last Seen:___________________________________________ What makes your pet so special:_____________________ Owner’s Name:_____________________________________

Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic

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Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm • Sat 8am-4pm Sunday 1-3pm Pickup only Surgery •Grooming • Training • Boarding • Adoptions Vaccinations • Doggie Day Camp • Acupuncture

ssDr. Matthew Miller and his dog, Marty Making time in your schedule for annual wellness visits for your pets is not always easy. For many owners who have older animals, larger breed dogs, or pets that don’t travel well, a trip to the vet can be difficult and time-consuming, especially if the owner has multiple pets. Some animals miss annual visits or the pet doesn’t see a vet until it is sick, making an already stressful event even worse.

(770) 977-9000

1028 Woodlawn Drive • Marietta East Cobb Near Johnson Ferry Rd.

“We were so happy to have Dr. Miller come to our house. Chewbacca used to hate his trips to the vet and it was easy for me to find an excuse not to go,” shares Marie, a pet owner and client of Miller Mobile Veterinary Services. “And with a baby on the way I know it’ll be even harder. But now that Dr. Miller comes to us it’s much easier and Chewie loves his vet.” Based out of Marietta, Miller Mobile Veterinary Services makes house calls all over East Cobb and the Metro Atlanta area. In addition to regular wellness visits for vaccines and other preventive care, Dr. Miller provides a full range of veterinary services, diagnostics, and surgery. Surgeries are performed at a partner animal hospital in East Cobb. “Providing the convenience of in-home medical care while still offering surgeries is ideal,“ says Dr. Miller, who has earned a reputation as a skilled surgeon and was recognized by Atlanta Magazine as one of Atlanta’s “Best Vets” in the November 2010 issue. “I don’t have to refer pets who need surgery to another practice so I’m able to provide a continuity of care – and that makes the owner and pet more relaxed.” 404-538-5448 P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Health & Wellness

WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb


Offering the highest quality imaging with addition of 16-Slice CT, MRI and expanded Women’s Services

Acupuncture and Wellness Center Dr. Li Hua Shu, TCMD – Licensed Acupuncturist 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A-130 • Marietta 30068 678-560-7978 • Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-4pm 19 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine treating pain management, respiratory system, emotional/mental health, nervous system, digestive system, smoking/weight loss, wrinkle reduction, high blood pressure, and much more.

Chiropractor Highland Family Chiropractic Jasia Lachcik, DC 2790 Sandy Plains Road, Ste. 201 • Marietta, GA 30066 770-565-8151 • Our goal is to help you and your family experience freedom from pain and better health naturally, without harmful drugs, with a holistic approach. We care for spines of all ages with effective chiropractic care, massage, nutrition and exercise. We accept insurance and are open on Saturdays. Free consultation. Call now for an appointment.

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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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• CT Scan Heart Screening (Calcium Score) • MRI • Diagnostic Radiology Services • High definition ultrasound imaging • Diagnostic and Screening Digital Mammography • Breast MRI • DEXA Bone Densitometry

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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East Cobbers Want to Get Healthy

COSMETIC SURGeon Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center

Let Us Tell Them About You! East Cobb residents, like most Americans, are in search of improving their health! Especially at the beginning of a new year, people are putting better health and wellness on their New Year’s Resolution list!

111 Marble Mill Road NW • Marietta 30060 770-425-7575 • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm; Fri: 9am-5pm Beauty is many things to each of us. At Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center, Dr. Yellin and his team listen to your concerns, create a treatment plan and deliver results that will not only enhance your facial appearance but will boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

COUNSELOR Debbie J. Emerson, LPC

If you are a fitness trainer or health care professional you need to let EAST COBBER readers know you are here to help them get in tip-top shape. We give readers a place to begin their quest for good health and wellness.

4343 Shallowford Road, Suite C-2 • Marietta 30062 404-512-1972 • MA in Marriage and Family Therapy Child and Adolescent Specialization Daytime & evening hours; Saturday hours available. Counseling for the entire family. Play therapy. Anxiety, Depression, Parenting concerns. Emotion focused (closeness) marriage therapy. Premarital counseling. Trauma focused CBT. Additional offices in N. Atlanta and Norcross.

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FREE SMILE MAKEOVER We are collecting can goods for Must Ministries for Christmas. We invite all East Cobber Readers to drop by our office and donate 2 cans of food. In exchange we will place your name in a stocking and will draw one name from the stocking on Friday, December 21st, 2012. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A COSMETIC SMILE MAKEOVER.

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Quality & gentle medical and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle problems including: bunions • hammertoes • ingrown & fungal toenails heel pain • arthritis • plantar warts • orthotics diabetic foot problems • broken bones corns & calluses • sprains


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Health & Wellness *Dr. Steven Richman


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Atlanta Smiles & Wellness

Over 20 years of Foot and Ankle care in East Cobb and the Atlanta area

4405 Northside Parkway, Suite 115 • Atlanta 30327 404-262-7733 • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7am-5pm; Fri: 8am-1pm Atlanta Smiles & Wellness provides comprehensive dentistry as well as nutritional counseling. They have a chiropractor and internal medicine doctor on the premises that provide Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.

Board certified in foot and ankle surgery *Chairman of Podiatry section at Northside Hospital *Graduated from Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital Residency Northside Hospital East Cobb Medical Campus 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 215, Marietta, GA 30068 (770) 971-9820

Elite Dentistry Dr. Ruth Clemans 3052 Shallowford Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-587-5655 • Comprehensive dental care – close your eyes and wake up smiling through IV sedation, cosmetic, restorative, dental implants, oral surgery, root canal therapy, periodontal care and quality general dentistry – one location, one doctor – all procedures!

Family Dentistry of Marietta Dr. Matther Kirkley Compassionate staff & Physicians • Electronic medical records & state of the art digital imaging • Out patient Surgery center • On staff at Northside Hospital & Windy Hill hospital • Conservative options of care always offered SOME OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED ARE:

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2125 Post Oak Tritt Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9090 • Mon-Wed: 8am-5pm, Thurs: 7:30am-4:30pm Dr. Kirkley and his team of skilled professionals work together to provide you with the personal and professional care you expect and deserve. We offer a full range of dental services to meet your individual needs and desires.

Marietta Family Dental Care P.C. Dr. Azita Mansouri & Dr. Michael Mansouri 4720 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-973-8222 • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-6:30pm Implants, root canals, cosmetic and family dentistry for all ages. Oral sedation available for fearful patients. Please call our office for more info.


Dr. Terry O’Shea 4427 Carnes Street • Acworth 30301 770-974-4146 • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:15am-5pm; Fri-Sat: 8:15am-2pm (selected appointments available) General dentistry. Dr. O’Shea provides quality dentistry in a friendly, caring environment where you are in control and your needs are always addressed.


3822 Roswell Rd., Ste. 114 Marietta, GA 30062 770-605-8788

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ENT Dr. Weiss MD, ENT 3901 Roswell Road, Ste. 225 • Marietta 30062 770-971-1533 • Dr. Weiss is an experienced otolaryngologist who provides comprehensive ear, nose, and throat healthcare, as well as allergy care for patients. Dr. Weiss cares for the ENT needs for patients of all ages, from childhood to adulthood.


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Health & Wellness FITNESS CENTER Get in Shape for Women 3822 Roswell Road NE, Ste. 114 • Marietta 30062 770-605-8788 • Mon-Fri: 8am-noon; 4pm-8pm Specializes in small group personal training and nutritional counseling for women. Our total body transformation program works based on 4 components: weight training, cardio, supportive nutrition and accountability. Results start when you do!

Hair Salon Patrick Carmen NR.9 Salon 2520 East Piedmont Road, Suite K • Marietta 30066 678-427-8000 Tues- Sat. $35 Cut and Style intro for new clients.

HEALTH FOOD STORE Life Grocery 1453 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 • Life Grocery and Café features a healthy selection of organic produce, nutritious foods, extensive supplements serving those with health challenges and dietary needs.


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Health & Wellness Medical imaging services


Marietta Imaging Center

East Cobb Eye Center

780 Canton Road NE, Suite 230 • Marietta 30060 770-792-1234 • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; MRI, Sat: 8am-4pm 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.

3960 Shallowford Road • Marietta 30062 770-642-4001 • Hours: Mon: 9-1, Tues: 9-5, Wed: 9-7, Thur-Fri: 9-5, Sat: 8-12 East Cobb Eye Center makes it a priority to maintain optimal vision and healthy eyes for you and your family. Our practice has the very latest in diagnostic technology, including digital retinal imaging, visual field testing and corneal mapping. By using these advanced techniques, our doctors are able to diagnose and treat such diseases as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, keratoconus, and many more!

Northside/East Cobb Imaging 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Bldg. #1, Ste. 300 • Marietta 30068 404-851-6577 • Northside/East Cobb Imaging provides high-quality advanced imaging services including digital mammography, MRI, CT, bone density and digital x-ray services for patients of all ages. All images are read and interpreted by an on-site, board-certified radiologist. Physician referral required.

WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb 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.

Eyes on Providence 3535 Roswell Road, Suite 8 • Marietta 30062 678-560-8065 • Mon & Tues: 9:30am-6pm; Wed: 8:30am-5pm; Thurs: 9:30am-6pm; Fri: 8:30am-5pm Eyes on Providence is a full service optometrist and primary point of care for your eyes. Whether it’s red itchy eyes, eye infections, or you just need glasses, Eyes on Providence can help. We are a boutique practice looking to spend time with you and give you the service you deserve.


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Are Vitamins and Minerals Really Necessary For My Health? This question has been debated for years and the controversy persists. The most common argument is, “I would rather get all my nutrition from food.” The most positive response, “My body needs many nutrients and it seems impossible to get them all from food especially with the quality of our food.” Here are some common misconceptions: Misconception: You can take many water-soluble vitamins because your body will ‘throw off” whatever it does not need. Fact: Your body WILL recognize and utilize the vitamin. Many vitamins are incomplete and your body will take out of its reserves what nutrients are necessary to make it complete. After continued use, the body’s reserves will run out, especially if you take a high potency vitamins - it may cause nutritional deficiencies!

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Q: Can a good diet provide me with adequate nutrition? A: Yes, you could get all of the nutrients you need from a good diet. The problem is obtaining quality food. The methods used to grow and process foods severely depletes the food’s nutrients. A cup of spinach in 1954 would require sixty four cups in 2001 to obtain the same quantity of iron. Dr. Jensen’s book, Empty Harvest, states, “Long-term deprivation of a microscopic quantity of one essential nutrient in our diets alters the precise and vital balance of the body’s chemicals. Ultimately, chemical imbalances in the body result in symptoms that are possibly the precursors to chronic or fatal diseases.”

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Health & Wellness Orthodontist Williams Orthodontics 145 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 201 • Woodstock 30188 770-592-5554 • Mon: 8am-5pm; Tue: 9am-5pm; Wed: 8:30am-5pm; Thurs: 7am-4pm. Doctor specializing in the treatment of both children and adults.

Pediatric Dentist Chattahoochee Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 250 • Marietta 30068 770-977-8644 • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:15am-5pm ; Fri: emergencies Dr. Bradberry is a Board-certified children’s dentist offering superb dental care in a family friendly environment. He and his staff are dedicated to ensuring that your child feels safe and comfortable while caring for their dental needs. Please feel free to call their office for more information

PEDIATRICIAN/Medical East Cobb Pediatrics 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 220 • Marietta 30068 770-977-0094 • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm East Cobb Pediatrics specializes in the treatment of children between 0 and 21 years of age. They offer a variety of services including well and sick care, immunizations, allergy testing, lactation consulting, evaluation of growth and development, and prenatal education.


Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors The American Red Cross urges individuals to donate blood as soon as possible. The current blood supply has dropped critically low throughout the Southeast. Donors of all blood types are welcome, but there is an urgent need for type O negative, B negative and A negative blood donors. During the holiday season, blood shortages often occur because individual donations decrease, along with the number of organizations that are able to sponsor blood drives. Eligible blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors with type O (positive and negative), B negative and A negative blood should consider an automated red cell donation, a process in which only red cells are donated. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit The following are some of the blood drives being held around East Cobb County during the month of December: • December 10 3-7pm LA Fitness East Cobb 4400 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

East Cobb Foot & Ankle Care 4439 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-8221 • Hours: M-W 9am – 5pm; Thu-F 8:30am -4:30pm Providing quality and gentle, medical and surgical, treatment of all foot and ankle conditions. Treatment for bunions, hammertoes, ingrown nails, fungal nails, heel pain, warts, fractures and diabetic foot care. Most Insurances are accepted and patients can be seen within 24 hours.

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1221 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-971-9820 • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Providing foot care to the East Cobb and Atlanta area for 20+ years. Board certified physicians. Foot and ankle care for the entire family.

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 • December 15

3155 Trickum Road, Marietta 30066 • December 20 9:30am-2:30pm WellStar Windy Hill Hospital

LaVida Massage of Marietta (East Cobb) 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 70 • Marietta 30068 770-973-6385 • New client special everyday: $39.95 for a 60 minute massage session or $59.95 for a 90 minute massage session for new clients.

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2540 Windy Hill Road, Marietta 30067 Additionally, the Red Cross has a Cobb Donor Center open every day. It is located in East Lake Shopping Center, 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 250, Marietta 30062. Call 770-5781977 to set up an appointment to donate.

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Fall 2012 East Side Baseball Mustang Champions ssThis baseball team of 8 and 9-year-olds lost their first game in the tournament to come back and win seven games in a row to win the Mustang League Championship! Pictured at right are: (back row:) Coaches: Yiping Fu, Mike Baumgarten, Rich Benson, Josh Packman, and Mario Guillen; (middle row:) Players: Sam Baumgarten, Scott Dobo, Peyton Benson, Alex Packman, Fabian Guillen; (front row:) Players: Michael Fu, Ryan Bitter, Noah Clark, Gavin Sollenberger, Wesley Beisel, Owen Marler. Way to go Hooks!

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Seniors 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.

Blood Pressure Screening December 4, 6, 18 | 10am – 12 pm Stress and the Holidays Tuesday, December 4 | 11am – 12pm Free. Registration required. The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. With some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.



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Ice Cream and a Movie: Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause Wednesday, December 5 | 1 – 4pm Cost: $4 Cobb Residents; $5 Non-residents Registration required. In the sequel to The Santa Clause, Scott Calvin has been Santa for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa’s got problems (he’s even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year’s “naughty” list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home to help Charlie and find a Mrs. Claus, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it’s up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas. This movie full of Christmas fun and magic stars Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell. Join us for holiday cheer, popcorn and ice cream.




Hay House Christmas Tour and Luncheon Wednesday, December 12 | 8am – 4pm. Check-in time 7:30am. $61 Senior Council Members; $66 Non-members. Deadline: November 15. In the mid-1800s, William Butler Johnson was the keeper of the Confederate treasury, but the mansion he built is the real treasure he left behind. Join us for a guided Christmas tour of this beautiful mansion and a delicious lunch planned just for us. Here is a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday season! Price includes motor coach, lunch, tickets and driver’s tip. No refunds given after payment deadline. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled.

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Sleep Smart Monday, December 17 | 11am – 12pm Free. Registration required. How you feel during your waking hours hinges on how well you sleep at night. Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day–to–day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest. This class will help you optimize your nightly rest so you can be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long. Presented by Dr. Hitendra Patel, Medical Director of Wellstar Sleep Program.

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Seniors Be a Santa to a Homebound Senior


Cobb Senior Services is gearing up for its seventh annual Senior Santa program. Held on December 14, this special event is a wonderful opportunity for homebound senior adults in Cobb County to enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer, great food, terrific gifts and warm, inviting fellowship with others. In order to help make the Senior Santa program a continued success, Cobb Senior Services is asking the community to consider adopting a senior(s) for the Christmas Holiday. The public is invited to adopt a senior by making a $30 monetary donation; donate gift certificates; or donate new unwrapped gifts that are gender specific. All donations are appreciated and are tax deductible. With the economy in its current condition, Cobb Senior Services understands that families and businesses are carefully watching their budgets. Your generosity and thoughtfulness will go a long way to make a difference in the lives of these homebound seniors who have given so much over the years to their own community. Check or gift certificates can be mailed to: Cobb Senior Services, P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061. Please make checks payable to: Cobb Senior Services. Suggested items for donation include: • Combs & Brushes

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30th Annual Sprayberry Craft Show On November 17 and 18, the Sprayberry High School PTSA sponsored their 30th annual Sprayberry Arts and Crafts Show. This year’s show featured 180 crafters who displayed a wide range of arts and crafts. Booths were spread out throughout Sprayberry High School’s gym, hallways and commons area. Approximately 6,000 shoppers enjoyed looking for creative holiday gift ideas and handmade pieces for family or friends. The event raised over $20,000 and will provide a wide variety of programs to the entire student body. The photos below spotlight the East Cobb residents that showcased their crafts at the Sprayberry Arts and Craft Show. Sprayberry High School is located at the corner of East Piedmont and Sandy Plains roads in East Cobb.

Helen Martin-Helen Martin Photography

Tami Fisher-Tami’s Lighted Decor

Jerry Douthit

Debbie Buckley, Knitter

Kyle Offerman - Just Tshirt Quilts

Heather Webster - The BeeHive Shop

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Bring One For The Chipper Did you know that your old Christmas trees can be recycled and that one 20 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 until January 5. All Home Depot sites will accept trees ONLY on Saturday, January 5. To volunteer at a site location, look on the web site at and go to the volunteer section for more information.

The following Cobb County Parks will accept dropoffs from December 26, 2012 until January 5, 2013:

>Noonday Creek Park, 489 Hawkins Store Road Kennesaw 30144

>Harrison Park, 2650 Shallowford Road Marietta 30066

>Sewell Park, 2085 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30066

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

Trees will also be accepted at local Home Depots on January 5. Here are the addresses for the Home Depot stores located in East Cobb:

>Home Depot, 3605 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066

>Home Depot, 4101Roswell Road NE Marietta 30062

Davey Trees, as well as the Cobb Parks locations will have free mulch available to citizens after January 6th. For more information and to receive a mulch request form, contact Keep Cobb Beautiful at 770-528-1135 or visit:

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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 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 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 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.

Atlanta Illini Cub. Professional and social networking for University of Illinois alumni, families and friends in the Atlanta area. Game watches at the Rose & Crown, 1931 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: or

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

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: 678-234-2310 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.

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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: or 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. Second Thursday of every month. 11:30am. Luncheon reservations required. Freeman-Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Rd., Smyrna. Contact: Carolyn Wilson, or 770-427-6840. 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 Pkwy, Marietta. More info: or Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Tuesday, every month. 7pm. Cobb GOP Office, 799 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Neva Lent 443324-5522. 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.

The ECBA meets monthly at The Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, at 11:30am for lunch, networking and a great speaker.

Destiny Designers. For women who would like to be more assertive, confident, and persistent. Second Tuesday of each month. 7-8:30pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Galina 770-633-1023.

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Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362.

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Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Dances on 2nd 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. 11:30am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216,, 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 at noon for lunch at The Olde Town Athletic Club (behind Tuesday Morning & Sports-O-Rama), 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info 770-578-9901. 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 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, 11:00am. If you are 50 or older, play a musical instrument and have been looking for a great place to make music, come join up! Great people and good music! To learn more go to our website, ecnhb. com or email

Club Calendar 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

Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. More info: or call 770-795-1331 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.

East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817.

Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info:

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:

Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or

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.

Marietta VFW Post 2681. Dinner with VFW Ladies Auxiliary. First Thursday of the month with separate meetings following dinner. 6:15pm. 140 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:

Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579.

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.

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

Moms in Prayer. Dickerson Middle School. Every Tuesday at 1pm pm. Meeting location available upon request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@

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.

Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Thursdays, 10am. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-9734705 or 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:

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Second Wednesday of each month. 11:30am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.More Info: 770-973-2834. 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 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:

Peach State Depression Glass Collectors’ Club. Second Tuesday of month except December. Guests welcome. 6:30 Social; 7pm meeting. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More Info: psdgc. com 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: www.polkstreetspeakers. org. 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. Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (SeptJune). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or

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

The Foxtrotter’s Dance Club. The 4th Friday of every month (except Nov & Dec-which is the 3rd Friday). 7:30-10:30pm. If you enjoy ballroom dancing, come and dance to ‘Live Music’. Everyone is welcome. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-1160.

Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, August-dessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-928-9314 or

Y Business Network. Every other Friday. 7:30-8:45am. Local business networking and referrals. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. Guests always welcome. More info: ybusinessnetwork.webs. com, Michelle Hutchinson, 770518-0010, michelle.hutchinson@

Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-0768 or


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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 Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Room 334, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Men and women welcome. More info: 678-5784888 or Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483. Al-Anon Family Group. 7pm. Teens 13 and older welcome. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Paulette L., 678-551-2433. 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/Caregiver Support Group Meeting. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to family members who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Free respite care is provided for your loved one while we meet. Aloha to Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More information or to RSVP 678-439-1177. 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. 9:3011:30am. 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.

Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the month (NovemberFebruary) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. The Warehouse, 1st Presbyterian Church, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579, or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084, or visit www. Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Wednesday of the month. 4:30-5:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420. Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368. 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, 770-579-3512 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 339, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. 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. 6:45-8:15pm. 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/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parental Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:00 pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (Room B109) on Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie Suttle, 404-368-9394, east-cobb@, 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: 70-330-1991. 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). To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. 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 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 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: JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent and Significant Others). For Jewish members of 12 Step groups. 7-8pm, first and third Tuesdays of every month except on Jewish holidays. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta, in the library. More info: 770-928-2523 or teshuva@ 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: 770-956-0318 or 678357-3661 or

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 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Family Support Group for families who have loved ones struggling with mental illness. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 7-8:30pm. Hillside United Methodist Church, Second Floor, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. More info: 770-928-2762. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. MondayWednesday-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. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: First Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s? You are not alone. You and your caregiver are welcome as we learn how to cope and live with the diagnosis. Helpful tips and resources provide comfort and encouragement. More info: 678-439-1177. Widowed Helping Others (WHO) . First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell road, Marietta. More info: Ann’s Pastoral Care, 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Widow-to-Widow Grief Support Group. Every Monday. 7-8pm. Free and open to public. McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: Stacey Dougherty,

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