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EAST COBBER February 2020

nual 22nd An re & a Child Cchool Pres e Guid -31 PAGES 24

CHRISTINE LOVE Atlantic Real Estate Brokers

East Cobb Legislators PAGE 16 | Community Calendar PAGE 18 Winter Break Camps & Activities PAGE 8 | Pet Adoption Events PAGE 33


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8 Winter Break Camps

12 Singing Valentines 15 Wildlife Baby Shower

THIS MONTH 18 COMMUNITY CALENDAR 32 PET OF THE MONTH 34 DINING GUIDE 36 HEALTH & WELLNESS 46 SENIORS 50 CLUB CALENDAR 51 SUPPORT GROUPS

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE Just as I was overcoming my writer’s block to draft another publisher’s note, my son texted me that basketball superstar Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash. The crash took the lives of nine people, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna. When a public figure meets an untimely death— as well as a child—­it often generates a conversation about our mortality. I had originally intended to tie in this February Publisher Cynthia Rozzo

edition to a leap year theme, but Kobe’s

unexpected death deepens my reflection. “You asked for my hustle, I gave you my heart,” is a famous Kobe quote. This edition of the EAST COBBER spotlights our neighbors like the Pope High School Wrestling Team becoming state champs (page 42); the Big Chicken Chorus’s Singing Valentines (page 15); to author Eric Litwin (page 44) reading his book to Mountain View students. Each person is working hard, putting their heart in their efforts, and leaving a legacy while also enriching our East Cobb community. Every four years we add an extra day to February and call it a Leap Year. This leap ahead helps properly align our 365-day calendar with the earth’s rotation. So, on February 29, we get an extra 24 hours more than we normally would have in a year. How cool is that!? So that made me do some thinking. What am I going to do to make this extra day worthwhile? Here it is, a whole bonus 24 hours, just plopped right into my lap. So, unlike Kobe Bryant, my time on this earth isn’t over—and on February 29—I get an extra day to be alive. To spend one more day with my family. One more day to make my dreams become a reality. One more day to help somebody. Life itself is relatively short, so show love to your loved ones, do what you love and love what you do — you never know when it’s your time.

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On the Cover This month’s cover spotlights Christine Love, owner of Closed With Love, Inc., a newly created real estate team. After 10 years in the real estate business, Christine recently signed on with Atlantic Real Estate Brokers. Love says her business philosophy aligns with the broker’s forward-thinking, strategic approach to sales. Christine Love has the experience and resources to help you whether you are buying your first home, buying investment property, buying a property that is contingent on selling another property, choosing a builder for custom construction, needing a home evaluation, or simply looking for information for premarket repairs and staging. She is a member of the Cobb Association of Realtors and a three-year member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club. When Love is not selling real estate, you can find her with her husband, two children, and goldendoodle hiking Georgia trails or supporting other East Cobb businesses. For more information about Christine Love, you can read her story on page 6, or visit www. closedwithlove.com or call 404-375-2180. Front cover photo taken by Tiffany Stubbs of Dezign Dogma Photography.

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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE THAT’S CLOSED WITH LOVE

Christine Love

“Real estate molds the landscape and lifestyle of a community,” says Christine Love, owner of Closed With Love, Inc., a newly created real estate team with a Cobb County focus. “To reflect that premise, my business promotes integrity in everything we do and touch so that the community we serve benefits.” As an East Cobber, Love plans to hone in on the East Cobb market. Launching her new company in 2019, Love feels strongly as a mother of two young children and member of the community that her company adhere to a mission of honor. This mission states that Closed With Love: > promotes honesty and transparency, driven with detail and excellent communication; > strives to maintain deft market knowledge and expertise; > remains proactive and accountable for all actions; > embraces positive change and growth; > expresses respect and gratitude; and > abides by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors as an active member of the organization. With 10 years in the industry, Love’s fascination with real estate has roots back

to the 1990s when she was studying abroad at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China. “The country and the city were both transitioning during that time,” explains Love. “You would see new modern high rises with small, dilapidated shacks interspersed among them, revealing a drastic economic contrast. Through this experience, I began to see the role that real estate plays in a community, and I thought how exciting to be part of that enterprise.” Fast forward a few years, Love became an operations manager for an Atlanta investor who flipped distressed homes (mainly short sales) where she helped facilitate short sale transactions, helping families find a way out of foreclosure. Then in 2010, she became licensed to sell real estate in Georgia. Love wore several different hats in the industry as her career progressed, including short sale facilitator, real estate paralegal, and commercial property developer. In 2016, she found her niche in residential sales at Crown Realty Group. Her sales volume climbed over the next three years to 16.9 million in sales volume in 2019 and 57 units sold.

success. Together, we can win as we work with Atlanta’s top lenders, attorneys, inspectors, and vendors.” Love brings energy, enthusiasm, and 10 years of learning the business to Closed With Love. “I have learned teamwork from the veterans, and at the same time, have learned how to incorporate technology into selling,” she says. “Technology has changed the fabric of the real estate business, and I owe a great deal of my success to strategically using the internet. Ninety percent of my business has been from internet buyers.” When Love is not selling real estate, you can find her with her husband, two children, and golden doodle hiking Georgia trails or supporting other East Cobb businesses. She is a member of the Cobb Association of Realtors and a three-year member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club. Christine Love has the true experience and resources to help you whether you are buying your first home, buying investment property, buying a property that is contingent on selling another property, choosing a builder for custom construction, needing a home evaluation, or simply looking for information for premarket repairs and staging, For more information, visit www. closedwithlove.com or call 404-375-2180 direct or 404-626-3467 office.

With a proven track record, Love made the decision to start her own team. Then in January 2020, she signed with Marco Turner of Atlantic Real Estate Brokers, LLC. Love says her business philosophy aligns with the broker’s forward-thinking, strategic approach to sales. “Like me, this particular broker places a lot of weight on respect and gratitude,” she comments. “And the team model is to think outside the box while focusing on every agent’s P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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WINTER BREAK CAMPS & ACTIVITIES

The Cobb County School District has scheduled a winter break for students from February 17-21. A chilly week at home in the middle of the winter, with nothing to do, is many a parent’s worst nightmare. Keep everyone happy (and sane) by enrolling the kids in one of these entertaining day camps and/or activities in and around East Cobb. Check out the list below for some ideas.

CAMPS: FEBRUARY 17-20

Young Chefs Academy Culinary Camp. Campers experience the flavors of the season through an immersive culinary adventure empowering them to grow in their knowledge of the culinary arts and self-confidence. Ages 5-17. 9am-Noon. $59/day or $200 for all 4 days. Young Chefs Academy, 2769 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Suite 95, Marietta. More info: 678-540-4806 or mariettaga. youngchefsacademy.com. Champion Kids Camp. Open Play Camp – Art Camp from 1-3 pm with The PEA Studio (Monday – Friday) for an additional $15 per day. Ages 2 ½ years and up. 9am-1pm. $40/ day or $110/3 days or $150/5 days (10% sibling discount). Champion Kids, 1465 Canton Road, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: 770-874-5200 or www.championkids.net.

ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 18

Fort Attack at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center. Use your STEAM engineering skills to build an impenetrable fort at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center. Attempt fort destruction with your homemade catapults. All supplies will be provided but if you have extra empty paper towel rolls bring them with you! No registration is required. Recommended for ages 6-12 and their adult caregiver. 1-2pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.

CAMPS: FEBRUARY 17-21

Winter Break Family Movie. Beat the Winter Break blues with Toy Story 4 (rated G, 100 minutes) at Gritters Library. Bring a snack and a comfy pillow or two. This event is for all ages (children, teens, adults). 2-4pm. Free. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524 or www.cobbcat.org.

D-BAT Winter Break Baseball/Softball Camp and All Sports Camp. Camps cover all aspects of the game/ sport. Ages 5-12. 9am-2pm, extended camp options available from 8am-6pm. D-BAT Baseball & Softball Academy, 1666 Roswell Road, Building 300, Marietta. More info: 678-403-2632 or www.DBatMarietta.com.

Tween STEAM: Bloxels. It’s Winter Break. Don’t just sit on the couch playing video games – design your own! This program will introduce you to Bloxels, a 13-bit game builder that helps you create the old-school video game of your dreams! STEAM programs teach us how to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Recommended for ages 9-12. 3-4pm. Registration Required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.cobbcat.org.

Covenant Day Camp. Provided for children Kindergarten5th grade. 9am-4pm, extended care 7am-6pm. Camp fee is $25/day. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-422-5130.

NinjaQuest Winter Camp. Spend time off from school learning the tricks and skills to Parkour and Ninja! Camp combines themed games, ninja obstacle courses, parkour techniques, trampolines and more. Ages 4+ half days. Ages 6+ full days. $70/full daily rate or $50/half daily rate. NinjaQuest Fitness, 3910 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 678-384-6500 or ninjaquestfitness.com.

CAMPS: FEBRUARY 18-21

Cobb Soccer Academy. Improve your skills, make new friends and have fun! Boys and Girls Kindergarten-8th grade welcome. Tuesday-Friday: 9am-Noon. $105. Mt. Bethel Elementary School, 1210 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Coach Dietrich, 217-714-4308 or www.CobbSoccerAcademy.com.

Wonderlab–Penguin Problems. Wonderlab is a space for children in grades K-2 to explore, create, and investigate! Penguins have adapted to live in a harsh climate. How do they stay warm in the cold and snow? Why does the ocean not totally freeze over which allows penguins to swim and catch food all winter? Learn answers to how penguins overcome these and other problems to live in their polar habitat. Intended for children in grades K-2 with a participating adult. 3:30-4:30pm. Registration Required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.

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Tween Book Group: I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens. Join other tweens for a book discussion about an eleven-year-old growing up near Mount St. Helens. She knew at any time the volcano could erupt and devastate the entire town. Read about what life was like when the deadliest, destructive volcanic event happened in the United States in, “I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens” by Lauren Tarshis. Enjoy delicious snacks while discussing the book, then make a volcano of your own. Intended for ages 8-12 years old. Registration required. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524 or www.cobbcat.org.

ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 20

Spy School. The mission should choose to accept is to complete Spy School at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center. In order to gain entrance into this elite training you will need the secret password to enter: Super Spy Silly Pants. You will learn to read coded messages, use invisible ink, and try out forensic finger printing! Are you up to the task of earning your Sewell Mill Spy Badge? All supplies will be provided. No registration is required. Ages 6-12 and their adult caregiver. 11am-Noon. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org. Teens: Nailed It! Hedgehog Edition. Are you an amateur or professional at book folding? Teens try your hand at book folding and decorating an adorable hedgehog to see if you can Nail It! on Thursday, February 20th at 2 pm to see if you can Nail It! No registration is required. This program is for teens 13-17 years old. and their adult caregiver. 2-3pm. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.

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Virtual Reality Pictionary. Play pictionary using Tilt Brush®, as seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Experience the world of Virtual Reality like never before. Intended for ages 9 and up. Free. Registration required. 2:30-4:30pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524 or www.cobbcat.org. Elephant & Piggie Party. In honor of Mo Willems’ February 11th birthday, his beloved friends, Gerald and Piggie, invite you for an afternoon of seriously silly fun. Celebrate with themed crafts, games and a photo booth. Intended for ages 4-8, and a participating adult. No registration required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.

ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 21

Toy Story 4. Join Buzz and Woody on their final adventure with friends old and new in Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Bring your snacks and a blanket. This film is rated G and the program is for all ages and their adult caregiver. 11am12:30pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.

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Kids Cursive. This program is for cursive beginners 8 years and up. Students will learn letters, practice their names, and play fun games to reinforce their skills! Cursive is a cumulative skill so attendance at additional sessions is encouraged. 5-6pm. All materials will be provided. Ages 8 and up and their adult caregiver. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.

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Preschool STEM with Cobb 4-H : States of Matter. Get out your lab coat and goggles! Cobb 4-H STEM instructor, Kathleen McElroy, opens up the world of science to preschool children and their adults. Fun and hands-on, these interactive STEM workshops will peak preschoolers’ curiosity about the world around them. There will be two sessions at 10:15am and 11:15am. Free but, registration required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.

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PTAS CELEBRATE THE ARTS! By Jackie Southern, Chair, East Cobb County Council of PTAs Reflections Committee

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or over 50 years, the National PTA has promoted Reflections, its arts appreciation and recognition program. Each year, students in grades K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. This year, students created their vision of “Look Within.” The East Cobb County Council of PTAs (ECCC) received artwork from 26 schools, 470 entries advanced to the ECCC PTA level, then submitted 126 winning entries to the Georgia PTA.

On January 23, an awards ceremony was held to honor the East Cobb students who were selected to advance to the state level. Some students’ work will be featured on a slideshow presentation, and it will be a wonderful evening celebrating the creativity and hard work of our East Cobb students. Congratulations to the ECCC winners and good luck at the next stage of the competition!

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY Travis Cochran Divya Dau Kelly Gilbert

Love In My Heart by Ethan Chen Kindergarten East Side Elementary School

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Keely Hake Elise Jordan Raliyah Joseph Sangyethia Joseph

Simran Pirani Aahana Satish Rhea Singi Anabelle Villefranche Avery White Emma Zeng

FILM PRODUCTION Jack Burrows Hayden Campbell Pasha Clayton Sudha Gururaj Swapna-Brinda Gururaj Sarah John Naila Julien Annoshka Karthik Amelia Kimmel Sesharaman Krishnan Sanah Mathan Sanvi Mathan Anna Sorckoff Derek Spevak

From the Lightbulb by April Zhang Grade 6, Dodgen Middle School

Katherine Su Carson Thomas

LITERATURE Jaya Anderson Aashray Arun Apala Banerjee Aryana Bhattacharyya Arka Bhaumik Alexis Cannon Kahliya Clayton Sadie Culberson Harper Ellsworth Corbin Eskridge Lola Faggiani Jessica Helmer Susanna Huang Ricardo Irizarry Charlie Jin Nina Lange Oliver Long Kavin Prabhakar

Balloon by Eileen Zhang Grade 11, Walton High School

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Key to the Heart by Ishvani Sharan Kindergarten East Side Elementary School

Anjelica Quinn Riya Roy Ojas Shettigar Paige Vandenbussche Priya Venkatsan Evelyn Zhuk

MUSIC COMPOSITION Daraju Babalola Raina Banerjee Jackson Banks Carleigh Barnett Adrija Chakraborty Malachi Gregory Rithu Hedge Samyukta Iyer Julianne Kopach Scarlett Liu Oliver Long Eric Mo Senria Nath Evan O’Dell Reya Roy Elsa Shilling Kirti Subramanian Milo Thomas www.eastcobber.com

Rainbow by Ellie Gu Kindergarten Sope Creek Elementary School

Kunling Tong Jimmy Weatherill Samantha Whitley

PHOTOGRAPHY Mayowa Babalola Adrija Chakraborty Kahliya Clayton Pasha Clayton Christopher Carrao Sadie Culberson Brooke Friend Ellie Gu Sudha Gururaj Riya Kumar Alice Lee Jacob Loggins Maddie McCarey Gwyneth Nobliski Riley Null Sophia Osterould Dhaatri Paritala Elle Patti Brendan Payton Jayda Phelps Jack Rager

Hiding Within by Sheena Lai Grade 11, Walton High School

Ishanvi Sharan Elizabeth Tilt Evan O’Dell Roshni Sadalge Carly Walker

VISUAL ARTS Wyatt Adkins Amatul Bahri Fei Bailey Ethan Chen Lauren Choe Kohana Ganguli Ellie Gao Hayden Gustafson Zhiyue Huang Claire Jiang Sheena Lai

Sydney Linder Angelina Lu Nicole Miller Sage Reid Nadia Ruvalcaba-Delfon Anna Schultz Diya Shelty Safa Siddiqui Helena Soriano Yuri E Sung Arjun Surapaneni Israel Rose Wang Gracie Xu April Zhang Eileen Zhang

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For more information about the Reflections Program, please visit: ecccpta.org/reflections. Jackie Southern is the East Cobb County Council of PTAs Reflections Chair. Jackie resides in Kennesaw with her husband Andrew, her daughter Ava, who attends McCleskey Middle School, and her son, Christian, who attends Blackwell Elementary. February 2020

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BIG CHICKEN BARBERSHOP CHORUS OFFERS SINGING VALENTINES

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t’s that time of year again! Do something unique and very memorable for that special someone in your life! The Big Chicken Chorus will be delivering Singing Valentines on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Singing Valentines can also be delivered by phone anywhere in the continental U.S. A surprise visit from a quartet, dressed in tuxedo’s with a Valentine’s Day red vest and bow tie, will deliver two songs, a live red rose, a card with your personal message, and two sentimental love songs to your significant other at the location of your choice - home, office, school, restaurant, or other public location. These deliveries can also provide a memorable experience at the office as a gift from the staff to the special receptionist, office administrator or the occupant of the “corner office,” or to the staff from management.

Members of the Big Chicken quartet serenaded both mother Dana Griffin and daughter Aly Griffin for Valentine’s Day in 2018. Pictured (l-r) are: Gordon Angles, Maury Morris, Aly Griffin, Dana Griffin, Ray Taylor, Terry Morrison.

Deliveries will be made this year from 9am until 9pm on Friday, February 14 and from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, February 15. The telephone deliveries are $25 and the Skype/Facetime deliveries are $35. Prices begin at $50 for a live delivery within a three-hour time window, arrangements can be made for delivery with a shorter time window at an additional charge. Orders are already being scheduled and there are a limited number of quartets available. Deliveries are arranged on a first come, first served basis, make your plans early and place an order by visiting www.ordersingingvalentine.com/BigChickenChorus.GA or by phone to the Singing Valentines hotline at 470-349-0550. Inquiries or requests for additional

information can also be made by email to SingingValentines@BigChickenChorus.org. The Big Chicken Chorus is the performing chorus of the Marietta, GA Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Marietta, GA Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization and a member of the United Arts of Cobb County and the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. The Big Chicken Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings in the chorus room at Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta 30060. Rehearsals begin at 7pm and are open to the public. Guests are always welcome, particularly those young men of any age who enjoy singing, to join them in song. No experience or formal musical education is required.

Nothing can quite compare to a Mother’s love and we want you to nominate your mom for our annual EAST COBBER Mother of the Year contest. All EAST COBBER readers are encouraged to nominate a mother who either lives or works in East Cobb County to be this year’s EAST COBBER Mother of the Year. In 200 words or less, explain why this woman should receive this honor. The Mother of the Year will appear on the front cover of the May edition of the EAST COBBER, participate in our annual Parade, and be eligible to receive gifts from local merchants. Mail your essay along with photo to: EAST COBBER • P.O. Box 680455, Marietta, GA 30068 or E-mail contests@eastcobber.com.

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WHY BABY TEETH MATTER As parents, there is nothing more special than seeing our child smile. While the baby teeth that make up those smiles may only be temporary, it is important to remember that they serve a very important role in our child’s health and development and must be meticulously cared for until they fall out. Baby Teeth Aid In Proper Nutrition. Children use their baby teeth to bite and chew food. Effective chewing allows a child’s body to readily digest the nutrients in food. If a child is unable to chew their food properly, either due to early tooth loss or dental pain from cavities, they may experience nutritional deficiencies. Baby Teeth Are Important In Speech and Facial Development. In order to form words and develop speech, children must learn to move their tongue,

lips and cheeks against their teeth in a synchronized manner to produce specific sounds. For words to be pronounced correctly, a child’s baby teeth must be present and in proper position. If baby teeth are lost early or severely decayed, a child may experience speech delay or an inability to speak clearly. Baby teeth also serve an important role in facial development. They provide support to both the lips and developing facial muscles, which in turn give shape to the child’s face. Baby Teeth Guide Permanent Teeth Into Proper Position. Baby teeth serve to save space for and guide the permanent teeth into proper position. If a baby tooth is lost early due to trauma or decay and is not replaced, the surrounding teeth may drift into that space. The permanent tooth will then have less room to come in

and may grow in crooked or crowded causing more severe orthodontic issues than the child otherwise would have experienced. Baby Teeth Can Affect A Child’s Self-Esteem and Concentration. Neglecting the health of a child’s baby teeth can have emotional and social consequences as well. Children who experience early tooth loss or have visible signs of decay often have lower self-esteem and self-confidence. Children who experience dental pain due to tooth decay or infection may also find sleeping, eating, speaking, and concentrating in school difficult. Studies have shown that children with poor oral health earn lower grades than those with good oral health. On the other hand, having healthy baby teeth and a healthy smile can build a child’s confidence and allow them to thrive in social settings such as the classroom.

It is never too early to teach children about the importance of their oral health. Helping children develop good oral care habits with their baby teeth is important because these habits are likely to continue with them into adulthood and will shape how they care for their permanent teeth. Healthy baby teeth lead to healthy permanent teeth!

Dr. Kristina Chandler practices at Cheek Dental here in East Cobb. You may contact her at 770-993-3775 or visit www.cheekdental.com.

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SOPE CREEK ELEMENTARY STUDENTS CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH STEM create lessons that give students the opportunity to serve as young agents of change in their community. As a result, a culture of care has spread throughout the school. After learning about the importance of conserving wildlife habitats, first-grade students at Sope Creek jumped into action. They decided to help the Atlanta Zoo by designing enclosures specific to the most endangered animals. “It is exciting to see our students demonstrating compassion and feeling empowered enough to imagine bold solutions” explained first-grade teacher Nadia White. A few fourth grade Sope Creek students holding their notebooks which contain their research on supporting the bee population.

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tewardship, citizenship, and leadership are central to the mission and vision at Sope Creek Elementary School where young students develop skills to be the leaders of tomorrow. The nearly 1,200 students – from preschool to fifth grade – have used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education as a catalyst to change the world.

As second-grade students explored past and present Georgia, their research unearthed the pollution issue currently impacting the Savannah River. So, in partnership with Coca-Cola’s litter catcher initiative, students created their own designs to decrease water pollution, doing their part as stewards of their home state. To fight the declining bee population, Sope Creek fourth-graders planted wildflowers in the garden beds right outside their classroom doors. Thanks to the 9- and 10-year-olds research and planning, the bees will have a reliable food source.

“We have helped our students view the world as problem solvers. Even our youngest learners know that they have the potential to change the world,” said Sope Creek Principal Dr. Doug Daugherty.

Each year, Sope Creek Elementary chooses a theme. This year’s theme “Hero Makers” not only emphasizes the importance of being heroes but also helps students recognize their potential of being the heroes of today and tomorrow.

Sope Creek Elementary teachers, together with their students, explore global problems through an interdisciplinary approach focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. The educators

“We are most proud of the impact on our students who see the world differently,” Dr. Daugherty added. “They know that they have the ability to make a difference and to be the leaders to make change happen.”

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BABY REGISTRY Chattahoochee Nature Center will happily accept the following gifts: • Canned mixed vegetables (no salt added) • Canned cat food (shreds/chunks; no fish flavors) • Perfume and dye-free laundry detergent • Gift cards to Petsmart and Petco (for mealworms and crickets) • Repti Bark reptile substrate • Zoo Med PowerSun or Exo Terra UV bulbs (100W or 125W) up on CNC’s grounds for educational purposes. All resident animals at CNC are injured and non-releasable. To learn more about Chattahoochee Nature Center, its mission and its programming, visit www.chattnaturecenter.org.

EVENT INFO Wildlife Baby Shower Saturday, February 29 • 10am–5pm Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell 30075 February 2020

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EAST COBB STATE LEGISLATORS The General Assembly meets in regular session starting the second Monday in January for no longer than 42 days each year. As the new Georgia General Assembly gathers for the 2020 session, the EAST COBBER monthly presents the state legislators that represent the East Cobb area. Citizens interested in locating the legislator that represents them may call Cobb County Board of Elections at 770-528-2300.

State Representatives - East Cobb County MARY FRANCES WILLIAMS (D) District 37

TERI ANULEWICZ (D) District 42

SHARON COOPER (R) District 43

DON PARSONS (R) District 44

First elected in 1996 770-956-8357 sharon.cooper@house.ga.gov

First elected in 1994 770-977-4426 don.parsons@house.ga.gov

MATT DOLLAR (R) District 45

JOHN CARSON (R) District 46

First elected in 2018 770-424-9084 maryfrances.williams@ house.ga.gov

First elected in 2002 404-463-7853 matt.dollar@house.ga.gov

First elected in 2017 404-656-0116 teri.anulewicz@house.ga.gov

First elected in 2011 404-520-8826 john.carson@house.ga.gov

State Senators - East Cobb County JEN JORDAN (D) District 6

First elected in 2017 404-656-6446 jennifer.jordan@senate.ga.gov

MICHAEL RHETT (D) District 33

First elected in 2014 404-656-0054 michael.rhett@senate.georgia.gov

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KAY KIRKPATRICK (R) District 32

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Chad Cole: Travel and Transitions. Artwork in this exhibition explores Cole’s chosen themes of the Southern Gothic and the concept of “The American Dream,” but he also conveys the impact that travel and gaining new perspective has had on his artistic and personal growth. Tuesday-Friday: 11am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm. $8/Adults; $5/Students & Seniors; Free/ Members & Children under 6. Marietta Cobb Museum Art Museum, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. More info: mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

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Stepp Stewart’s Motown Motor City Revue presented by Theatre in the Square. A tribute show that has it all; timeless music, beautiful costumes, amazing voices and precision moves. A Motown Revue that is solid as a Gold Record. Wednesday: 11:30am; Friday & Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2:30pm Tickets: $20-$35. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or theatreinthesquare.net.

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Camelot presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. A timeless love story and grand adventure, with memorable favorites as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Lusty Month of May” and of course “Camelot.” Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2pm; Tickets: $36-$74. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.

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Heart/Beat presented by the Atlanta Ballet. This world premiere contemporary ballet is set to beloved Negro spirituals, gospel songs, and newly composed music. Themes of faith, devotion, love and loss power the movement as the ballet explores a universal message of humanity and compassion. Collaborative new work set to music that expresses the heart and soul of the African-American experience. Friday& Saturday: 8pm; Saturday (2/8) & Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $20-$130. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 404-892-3303 or atlantaballet.com.

FEBRUARY 8

Hyde Farm Tour. A wonderful way to spend your Saturday morning, walking and learning the history of life on the farm in Cobb County with a 45-minute tour. Treat yourself to the 135 acres that make up the farm, including natural features such as the Chattahoochee River and forested areas, as well as terraced agricultural fields and resident chickens. 10am & 11am. Free, but registration required. Hyde Park Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/ Registration: www.cobbcounty.org/parks/events/ hyde-farm-tour.

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Greater Atlanta Coin Show. Many dealers in one place where you can browse, buy, reak -b 40th Annual Walton Raider Chase. A sell or trade coins, currency, bullion, and te la r Fo th, visit other collectibles. Experienced coin dealers celebration of both running and Raider this mon ber.com stcob also provide free verbal appraisals for coins, Pride. Olympic style track finish, complete www.ea with live music, awards, and raffle prizes. All currency and precious metals. 9am-5pm. Free. proceeds benefit Walton Track and Field Cross Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Country programs. 5K: 8am. $20-$30. Walton High Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-772-4359 or www.atlcoin.com. School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: waltoncinderclub.membershiptoolkit.com/ raiderchase.

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Discover Design Careers. Are you interested in graphic design, but don’t know quite where to start? Looking for clarity on what jobs you can do and how much money you can make? Interested in how you leverage it as a business? Get the inside scoop from creative professional Shannel Wheeler of Awesome Design Academy. 2-3pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, Community Room, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: cobbcat.org. Family Night Hike & Campfire at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC). The winter world of CNC is one that deserves exploration in the dark. Listen for the sounds of winter in the woods and gaze up at the stars, while enjoying the crisp air of the season. A campfire, where you can roast a marshmallow, will be waiting for you as you wrap up the evening. 7-9pm. $12/general public. $10/CNC Members. Registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 237, or chattnaturecenter.org. GSO JAZZ! @ the Strand presented by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. America, Vol. 7 combines the sweet sounds of jazz with the GSO Chorus! Join these two amazing ensembles as they fill the Strand with music that will have you swaying in your seat. 8pm. $20-$30. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/Tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.georgiasymphony.org.

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Super Museum Sunday. Experience Georgia’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest throughout Georgia offer free admission 12-4pm. Free. More info and a list of participating museums: www.georgiahistory.com/ events/2020-super-museum-sunday.

FEBRUARY 10

Cobb Chamber Marquee Monday. Join fellow business professionals as Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce gives the annual State of the County address. Chairman Boyce will discuss Cobb’s biggest successes from this year and share his goals for 2020 to continue moving our county forward. Networking: 7am. Breakfast/ Program: 7:30-9am. Members: $35; General Admission: $60. Coca Cola Roxy Theatre, SunTrust Park, Battery, 800 Battery Avenue, Suite 500, Atlanta. More info: cobbchamber.org.

FEBRUARY 11

Coffee with a Cop. Come have coffee and conversation with Precinct 4’s Community Engagement Officer, Nathalie Jegg. 10am-Noon. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: nathalie.jegg@ cobbcounty.org or 770-499-3981. The Swan Princess presented by Atlanta Ballet 2. This world premiere production features all of the mystery and magic of the beloved classic Swan Lake but, fits the treasured story into a one-hour format that serves as a perfect introduction to ballet. February 13: 7pm; February 15-16: 2pm. Tickets: $10-$64. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/ tickets: 404-892-3303 or tickets.atlantaballet.com.

FEBRUARY 13-16 & 20-23

Unnecessary Farce presented by Centerstage North. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room nextdoor, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday 2pm. $20. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/Tickets: 770-331-0079 or centerstagenorth.org.

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Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Honeybees & Beekeeping. Entomologist, apiculturist, and former Extension Agent Mickey Anderson will offer instruction on beekeeping and show different types of equipment used by the beekeeper as well as different hive components. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Free. Cobb Water Lab, 660 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.com. Martinis & Music. Four times a year, people gather at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art for live music, light refreshments, great art, a cash bar, and a lot of fun. Open to the public. 5:30-8:30pm. $10/person; Free/ museum members. Regular museum admission rates do not apply for this event. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org. Gilberto Santa Rosa – Caminalo Tour. Gilberto Santa Rosa is widely known as “El Caballero de la Salsa” or “The Gentleman of Salsa.” Tickets start at $99. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. Coca Cola Roxy Theater, 800 Battery Avenue, Suite #500, Atlanta. More info: 470-351-3866 or cocacolaroxy.com.

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ACT Mock Test. Looking to take a practice ACT without test day pressure? This is a full length proctored mock ACT test. Afterwards you will receive a comprehensive score report to help you target areas in order to improve your real test score. Registration is required. Noon-4pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. Registration: www.applerouth.com/calendar. More info: www.cobbcat.org. Pop-In for Family Fun at the Marietta Museum of History. Crafts and activities will be provided to create a fun learning environment that explores different topics of history with a local focus. This month’s theme is Black History. 10:30am-3:30pm. $5/person; $20/family cap. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.

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Young Artists’ Concerto Competition. The Samuel Fordis Young Artists’ Concerto Competition features the top competition winners in solo performance with the Georgia Philharmonic orchestra. The largest in the South, the competition draws the best young soloists in the area to compete head-to-head on virtuosic concertos. 7pm. $10-$25. Lassiter High School Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb.More info: georgiaphilharmonic.org.

FEBRUARY 15-22

Walk in My Shoes Photography Exhibit. a photo exhibit about the many miles walked and the lives that have been changed by contributions of African Americans. 10am-5pm. Free. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.

FEBRUARY 17

Green Screen Magic. Take advantage of the video studio in the Creative Studios at Sewell Mill library. You’ll get an into to editing green screen backgrounds and some of the fun uses! Ages 14 and older. 1-2pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: cobbcat.org.

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FL STUDIO: Getting Started. A guide to help those who are completely new to FL Studio and are looking for a place to start. FL Studio is a professional DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that focuses on music production. Ages 14 and older. 7-8pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: cobbcat.org.

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MIDDLETOWN The Ride of Your Life. Through the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Join Peg and Tom, Dotty and Don, as they share their story of love and friendship 33 years in the making. Starring Didi Conn – Frenchy from Grease, Sandy Duncan – Peter from Peter Pan, Donny Most – Ralph Malph from Happy Days, Adrian Zmed – Romano from T.J. Hooker. Tuesday-Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 2pm & 7:30pm. $39-$77. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.

FEBRUARY 22

11th Annual Marietta Mardi Gras Fun Run and Walk. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta and its community partners. Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Start Time: 5K: 8am; 1K: 9am; Tot Trot: 9:15 am. Fees: 5K: $35; 1K: $20; Tot Trot: $15; Phantom: $30 (T-Shirt Only). Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info: marietta5krun.com.

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Polar Plunge. Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to support the athletes of the Special Olympics Georgia is welcome to participate. Participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. Prizes awarded and all proceeds benefit The Special Olympics Georgia. Gates open at 11am and the Plunge begins at 1pm. Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth. More info: 770-414-9390 or classy.org/evet/polar-plunge-2020/e244275. Learn Basket Weaving. The members of the Greater Atlanta Basket Guild will demonstrate how to weave baskets, teach patrons different basket weaving techniques and instruct patrons about how to get started with basket weaving. 11am-2pm. Free. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.

FEBRUARY 27

The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Paddle Georgia with Joe Cook. Joe Cook has traveled thousands of miles on Georgia’s rivers and along the way has dug up some interesting, unusual, and unexpected stories about those rivers. Join The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests at 7pm. Then join the speaker at 7:30. Ages 16-Adult, $10 general public; $5 CNC members. Registration is recommended, but not required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www. chattnaturecenter.org/education/programs/nature-club.

FEBRUARY 27-29

Women in Horror Film Festival. 3 days of independent film showcasing the best in independent genre films and promoting diversity and inclusion in film. Thursday: 4pm; Friday & Saturday: 12 noon. Single e v e screenings: $15; Thursday pass: $25; Friday & g in reak For late-b onth, visit Saturday passes: $40; full weekend pass: $75. The this m com films are not rated; no one under the age of 18 will stcobber. www.ea be permitted without a parent or legal guardian present. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, Mardi Gras Celebration. Live! at The 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: Battery is gearing up for their third annual 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org. Mardi Gras take over. Cajun dishes, VIP crawfish boil, live music, fortune tellers, drink specials and National Money Show. View millions of rare coins and hurricanes all night long. Tickets: 8-11pm. $20-$40. Live! colorful currency and find out what your old coins and at the Battery, 825 Battery Avenue, Atlanta. More info: paper money may be worth! Build your collection from 404-965-2511 or liveatthebatteryatlanta.com. the best numismatic inventory anywhere, participate in a live auction, attend lectures and seminars and FEBRUARY 22, 29 & MARCH 7 view rare historical treasures from private collections. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes. Thursday: 9:30am-6pm; Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission: $8; free for American Numismatic Learn how to help yourself, family, workplace, and comAssociation members and children under 12. Admission munity in the event of an emergency by attending CERT is free on Saturday, February 29. Cobb Galleria Centre, classes on three consecutive Saturdays. St. Ann instructors Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 719-482-9871 or teach basic disaster preparation and response skills necesmoney.org/nationalmoneyshow-2020. sary in the event of a community-wide emergency, when professional responders’ arrival may be delayed. These classes are for personal use and there is no requirement to FEBRUARY 29 join a team after completing the course. 8:30am-4:30pm. Considering Maya: A Performance Dialogue. Rhapsody’s Free and open to anyone in the community. Catholic Revue will present a performance dialogue surrounding Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. the life and work of Dr. Maya Angelou. Proceeds from More info/Registration (by February 20 at 5pm): Linda this community performance will benefit the domestic Walsh 770-552-6400 ext. 6019 or LwalshRN@st-ann.org. violence and sexual abuse prevention programs at the Marietta Student Life Center. Performers from Marietta FEBRUARY 23 High School and the Cobb community will dance, sing Rugby ATL vs. Rugby United New York. Rugby ATL is ready and present poetry in honor of Dr. Angelou’s commitment to take major league rugby by storm. Come out and to bringing awareness to survivorship and resilience. support Rugby ATL as they take on the team from New 2pm-4pm. $20; Marietta City School students with ID York. 3pm-6pm. $20-$175. Lupo Field at Life University, are free. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: 678-331-4342 or Avenue NW, Marietta. More info or to purchase tickets: rugbyatl.rugby. 770-428-2631 x5046 or www.marietta-city.org/mpac.

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Pope High School Band Mattress and Sheet Sale Fundraiser. A complete showroom will be set up in the cafeteria, including more than 20 displays with name brands like Simmons Beautyrest. Prices are up to 50% off retail! Choose from all mattress sizes. Check out other items such as adjustable beds, luxury pillows, and mattress protectors! Financing and delivery available. Cash, check, and credit card accepted. Sheets will also be on sale — 21 colors, all sizes. 10am-5pm. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.popeband.com/mattress-sale.html.

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Mid Winter Concert 2020 presented by Dance Stop Studios and featuring original choreographic works. Saturday: 2pm & 7pm; Sunday: 3pm. $15. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/Tickets: 770-578-0048 or www.dancestopstudios.com.

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Family Fun Day. Enjoy the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art with free admission on the first Sunday of the month. 1-4pm. Free. Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

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Six Flags Over Georgia Opening Weekend. You can be the first to ride Six Flags Over Georgia’s legendary collection of world-class coasters and fan favorites on their opening day for 2020. Tickets at the Gate: $51.99/ kids under 48” (kids 2 and under are free) or $71.99/ adults. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell. More info: 770-739-3400 or sixflags.com/ overgeorgia.

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Terrell & Erika Griffin 770-592-4933

Mother’s Morning Out

Director/Telephone

ABC KIDS ACADEMY (70) 4041 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

After School Care

Name & Address (# of Children Enrolled)

Infant Care (0-1 Year)

The following pages provide a comprehensive listing of all child care centers, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) programs, and preschools available to children up to the age of 5 in East Cobb County. This information offers a quick review of the child care and educational programs located right here in our East Cobb community. We have not attempted to “rank” or “rate” any centers. Readers are encouraged to thoroughly evaluate any potential caregiver. The Child Care Licensing Section of the Georgia Department of Human Resources regulates the industry and can be very helpful. In the Pre-K column, an * after the check mark indicates that the preschool offers the Georgia Pre-K program.

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CRÈME DE LA CRÈME (220) 726 Woodlawn Drive, Marietta 30068

Betsy Green 770-954-8143

6 wks +

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DOODLE BUGGS DAYCARE & LEARNING CENTER (50) 2561 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Hellena Hammand 770-422-0284

6 wks+

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EAST COBB CHURCH OF CHRIST (40) THE FIRM FOUNDATION PRESCHOOL 5240 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

Rhonda Hawkins 770-587-5999 ext. 220

15 mos+

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EAST COBB PREP (175) 3875 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30062

Erin Fleishman 770-649-0415

6 wks+

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EAST COBB PRESCHOOL OF EAST COBB UMC (95) 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

Annita Iobst 770-971-3671

8 wks +

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EASTMINSTER CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL (120) 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta 30062

Debbie Wilson 770-485-0611

17 mos+

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EASTSIDE BAPTIST PRESCHOOL (130) 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Karen Walker 770-971-4766

6 wks+

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EMMY'S ACADEMY (30) 9205 Coleman Road, Roswell 30075

Amy Corrigan 678-509-3669

6 wks +

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THE EPSTEIN SCHOOL (125) 335 Colewood Way NW, Sandy Springs 30328

Stephanie Wachtel 404-250-5600

8 wks+

18 mos+

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ETZ CHAIM PRESCHOOL (60) 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta 30068

Debbie Deutsch 770-977-3384

14 mos+

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FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (110) 2111 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Mike Wolber 770-973-8921

12 mos+

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FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (10) 10965 Woodstock Road, Roswell 30075

Sherri McLeroy 770-641-6815

THE GARDEN SCHOOL OF MARIETTA (37) 4010 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Jas Darland 770-765-2036

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Preschool (3 Year-Olds)

6 wks+

Evening Care

Toddler Care (1-2 Years)

Li Tang 770-992-8031

Summer Session

Infant Care (0-1 Year)

CRESCO MONTESSORI SCHOOL (68) 3001 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

After School Care

Director/Telephone

Kindergarten ( 5 Year-Olds)

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St. Catherine’s Preschool 571 Holt Road • Marietta, GA 30068 stcatspreschool.com • 478-437-1984

• Ages one year to pre-K • Qualified, dedicated staff • Planned preschool learning curriculum • Loving, safe, and healthy environment • Preschool of excellence in East Cobb since 1975

NOW ENROLLING FOR 2020-2021

Cherishing Childhood - Valuing Education

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Tours and Registration are ongoing. Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm No Appointment Necessary.

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Drop-In Day Care

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THE GODDARD SCHOOL TRICKUM ROAD/EAST COBB (125) 3147 Trickum Road, Marietta 30066

Mickenzie Bogner & Porsche Slowers 770-321-8370

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HIGH MEADOWS SCHOOL (75) 1055 Willeo Road, Roswell 30075

Margaret Jones 770-993-2940

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HOLY FAMILY CHURCH PRESCHOOL (100) 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Kate Viets 678-744-2597

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JAVITS ACADEMY CENTER (15) 1240 Johnson Ferry Place, Suite E108, Marietta 30068

Shoshana Javits 770-321-8484

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JOHN KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRESCHOOL (95) 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta 30067

Karen Otto 770-973-5050 ext. 4

18 mos+

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JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH THE WEE SCHOOL(300) 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

Kim Mayo 770-794-2997

9 mos+

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KIDDIE KOLLEGE (100) 2000 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Erica Finch 770-973-7223

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KIDS R KIDS (180) 4671 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell 30075

Melissa Crumb 770-552-8877

6 wks +

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KIDS R KIDS ACADEMY SPRAYBERRY (174) 2110 Post Oak Tritt, Marietta 30062

Frank Orama 770-977-0877

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KIDS R KIDS EAST COBB PRESCHOOL (268) 505 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

Joanna Wagner 770-565-2220

6 wks +

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KIDS R KIDS EAST COBB (241) 2100 Post Oak Tritt, Marietta 30062

Diane Heilmann 770-971-7200

6 wks +

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KIDS R KIDS WEST OAK (140) 1887 West Oak Parkway, Marietta 30062

Diane Heilmann 678-594-8700

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KIDS ZONE DAYCARE & LEARNING CENTER (130) 137 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1100, Marietta 30068

Vic Parag 770-933-6900

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Evening Care

Preschool (3 Year-Olds)

Summer Session

Toddler Care (1-2 Years)

Naomi Davis 770-579-1190

Mother’s Morning Out

Infant Care (0-1 Year)

THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF EAST COBB (135) 3584 Providence Road, Marietta 30062

After School Care

Director/Telephone

Kindergarten ( 5 Year-Olds)

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COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL Over 40 years of Excellence

• Enrolling Ages 1 – 4 • Low Teacher/Student Ratios • Multi-Cultural Preschool • Discounts For Siblings 2881 Canton Rd. Marietta, GA 30066 770-422-5130 www.covpreschool.com

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HOW TO PICK A PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

tarting your child in preschool for the first time is not only a big event in his or her life; it is also a very important decision for you and a milestone in your parenting journey. Take some time to ask the right questions of the program and you can easily determine if you’ve found the right place. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a Preschool:

1. CHECK OUT THE SCHOOL’S LICENSING

• Ask to see copies of all the licensing and certifications required by the state agencies that regulate the program. • Does the program participate in any accreditation programs?

5. CHECK OUT THE TEACHERS

Before you even meet with the teachers, ask the program director about staff experience, training and certifications. • What is the staff/teacher-to-child ratio? • Observe the teachers to see if they interact positively with the children. • Do they create a warm and secure environment?

6. FIND OUT ABOUT THE PROGRAM ITSELF

Because children are growing intellectually (cognitively), socially, physically and emotionally, learn how the school addresses each of these areas of growth.

2. HOW DOES THE SCHOOL SCHEDULE MATCH YOUR NEEDS?

• Is there a balance of play and learning time, as well as group and individual activities?

3. GET A FEEL FOR THE SCHOOL

• Do the children have outdoor play? Look for a secured, fenced outdoor play area with age-appropriate supplies and equipment that encourage motor skills.

Ask about the type of scheduling that is available: full-time, part-time, flexible scheduling. Make sure the times and days coordinate with your work schedule.

Visit the schools you are considering – start with an open house, interview the directors of the schools you felt positively about after the open house, talk to some of the teachers. Consider: • How warm and welcoming does the school feel? • How nurturing does the school staff seem to be? • Does it seem that staff/adults and children get along and feel comfortable with one another? • Do the children look happy?

4. LEARN ABOUT SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICIES Discuss with the Director general safety features of the program so that you can be sure that your child will be well taken care of and the environment is safe. • Are staff members trained in CPR and first aid? • Learn the program’s illness and medication policy. Are the children required to have immunizations and regular health evaluations? Is there a hand washing policy in effect? • Does the facility have a monitored entrance, accessible emergency information and a child release policy? Investigate the programs policy on open-door parent visitation. Is there a check-in and check-out procedure? Find out how the center monitors newcomers, strangers or unauthorized people to pick up children. www.eastcobber.com

7. KEEP IN TOUCH

Ask to see a copy of the parent handbook. All center policies and procedures will be contained in the parent handbook. • What does the school do when there is a behavior problem? • Do you feel comfortable with their approach?

8. REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN MAKING THIS DECISION!

Be sure to speak to friends or other parents in your neighborhood or area – often times you can get the best information from the opinions of other parents whose judgment you trust – they may have had older children who attended various preschools and so have had firsthand experience. These 8 steps should help you with your decision in choosing an early childhood education program, but don’t forget that it’s important to “feel comfortable” with the program and the people who will be caring for your child. For parents, the bottom line is simple: Watch closely what’s happening in the classroom, pick a preschool that you wish you had gone to, and your child will do just fine. Source: Center for Parenting Education. February 2020

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Raye Lynn Banks 678-812-3720

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MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF WOODSTOCK (55) 3899 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Patricia Shahbazi 770-928-2515

18 mos+

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MOUNTAIN VIEW UMC PRESCHOOL (170) 2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta 30066

Tracie Schwebs 770-591-8659

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MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL (320) 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Ginny Mateer 770-971-6812

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MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (60) 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Keith Castello 770-971-0245

MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN DAY CARE CENTER (70) 615 Woodlawn Drive NE, Marietta 30068

Dee Stolz 678-560-8005

MT. ZION UMC PRESCHOOL (182) 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

Kristi Olterman 770-971-1478

NOBLE WORLD MONTESSORI (60) 2502 East Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062

Mehdi Sayfi 770-509-1775

MJCCA SUNSHINE SCHOOL AT TEMPLE KOL EMETH (75) 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta 30062

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Heidi Milton 770-578-8445

Drop-In Day Care

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LEGACY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL/ WOODSTOCK CHRISTIAN CHURCH (60) 3662 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30062

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Evening Care

Summer Session

Preschool/Pre-K (4 Year-Olds) 4*

Tammy Crawford 770-428-1516

Mother’s Morning Out

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LA PETITE ACADEMY (45) 1805 Williams Drive, Marietta 30066

After School Care

Toddler Care (1-2 Years) 4

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Kindergarten ( 5 Year-Olds)

Infant Care (0-1 Year) 6 wks +

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Special Needs

Summer Session

Drop-In Day Care

Mother’s Morning Out

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PIEDMONT ACADEMY (90) 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta 30066

Dolores Bailey 770-423-9578

24 mos +

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PIEDMONT EARLY LEARNING CENTER (90) 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta 30066

Dolores Bailey 770-423-9578

3 mos+

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT EAST LAKE (140) 2065 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

Becky Artemis 770-971-0148

6 wks +

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF EAST COBB AT PAPER MILL (176) 202 Village Parkway NE, Marietta 30068

Janisha Patel 470-631-9327

6 wks +

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF LASSITER (130) 2821 Lassiter Road, Marietta 30062

Patsy McGilvary 770-641-8535

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF SPRAYBERRY (194) 2531 East Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062

Kim Barnett 770-578-4832

6 wks+

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PRINCETON EARLY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (17) 2877 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

Vernell Davis 770-417-8841

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SANDY PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH (85) 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066

Terri Butler 770-971-8525 ext.25

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SEWELL MILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL of SEWELL MILL BAPTIST CHURCH (55) 2550 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta 30062

Brandie Ingram 770-971-3746 ext. 6

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SHINING STARS DAYCARE (35) 100 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta 30067

Margaret Aluko 770-977-7840

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SPRAYBERRY 2.0 (154) 2670 Kinjac Drive, Marietta 30066

Ashleigh Bailey 770-672-6289

ST. ANDREW UMC PRESCHOOL (150) 3455 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Jenni Cockrell 770-592-7250

16 mos +

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ST. CATHERINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH PRESCHOOL (130) 571 Holt Road, Marietta 30068

Pamela Kulpa 478-437-1984

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THE SUNSHINE HOUSE (120) 4677 Paper Mill Road, Marietta 30067

Sherma Dailey 770-955-2768

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TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (20) 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell 30075

Sheri Baker 770-642-0434

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WALKER SCHOOL, THE (79) 830 Damar Road, Marietta 30062

Emily Tyson 770-427-2689

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Evening Care

Starla Chester 770-926-8891

After School Care

NOONDAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (100) 4121 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Infant Care (0-1 Year)

Kindergarten ( 5 Year-Olds)

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PET OF THE MONTH: KUKU Submitted by Donia Hanaei

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 680455, Marietta, GA 30068. Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to: petomonth@eastcobber.com

Pet’s Name:_________________________________________ Animal/Breed:_____________________________________ _ Age & Gender:______________________________________ Favorite Food:_______________________________________ Animal/Breed: Rat Terrier Chihuahua Mix Age & Gender: 8-year-old female Favorite Food: Uncrustables PB&J Sandwiches

Favorite Person:_____________________________________ Best Trick:___________________________________________

Favorite Person: Mom

Turn Ons:____________________________________________

Best Trick: Jumps up to your waist! (She’s only a foot tall)

Turn Offs:____________________________________________

Turn Ons: Wet food, human food, love and belly rubs

Favorite Toy:________________________________________

Turn Offs: Cats, other dogs, loud noises Favorite Toy: Fuzzy Grinch in a santa costume

Last Seen:___________________________________________

Last seen: Snuggling in my covers before I left for work this morning

What makes your pet so special:_____________________

What makes your pet so special: She loves unconditionally

Owner’s Name:_____________________________________

FIRST ANNUAL EAST COBBER

Pet Palooza HOSTED BY EAST COBB YMCA

Sunday, May 17

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PET ADOPTION EVENTS CLOSE TO EAST COBB Every weekend, local animal rescue groups offer at least one adoption event so their animals can strut their stuff and find their forever homes! These events allow adopters to meet several dogs or cats at the same time and choose the perfect match. The following lists the different animal rescue group and where they hold their weekly adoption events. ANGELS AMONG US

877-404-5874 • www.angelsrescue.org Every second weekend, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3pm PetSmart, 1285 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 *Check website for specific dates/times.

CHEROKEE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

770-592-8072 • www.cchumanesociety.org >Cat Adoptions: Saturdays 11am-4pm Petco, 50 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, #500, Marietta 30066 >Dog Adoptions: Saturdays 11am-4pm | PetSmart, 142 Woodstock Square Avenue, Woodstock 30189 >Dog Adoptions: Sundays 11am-4pm | PetSmart, 860 Cobb Place Boulevard, Kennesaw, 30066

MOSTLY MUTTS

770-272-MUTT • www.mostlymutts.org Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm 3238 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, 30144

MUTT MADD-NESS

404-406-6322 • www.muttmaddness.org Saturdays 12-3pm Petco, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

OUR PAL’S PLACE

678-795-0202 • ourpalsplace.org Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm 4508 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

PURR NATION

*Cats are adoptable at Petco, 50 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Marietta 30066 and they can be viewed any day of the week.

470-285-CATS • purrnation.org Saturdays, 11am-4pm PetSmart, 1285 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

FANCY FELINE RESCUE OF THE SOUTH

SOUTHEASTERN GREYHOUND RESCUE

678-522-2152 • www.fancyfelinerescue.org Second and third weekends of the month >Saturdays 11am-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm PetSmart, 860 Cobb Place Blvd NW, Kennesaw 30144

770-653-3118 • www.greyhoundadoption.org Most Saturdays, April-November 9am-Noon Marietta Farmers Market, 65 Church Street, Marietta 30060

FURKIDS ANIMAL SHELTER

678-624-1003 • www.furkids.org >Saturdays 12-4pm Petco, 5938 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs 30328 >Dog shelter, 1520 Union Hill Road, Alpharetta 30005 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm >Cat shelter, 2650 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 8, Doraville 30340 Open to the public on Monday 11am-4pm, Wednesday 11am-4pm, and Saturday 11am-4pm, or by appointment

GOOD MEWS ANIMAL FOUNDATION

770-499-2287 • www.goodmews.org 3805 Robinson Road, Marietta 30068 Saturdays 10am-4pm; every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month, from 1-4pm, weekdays by appointment.

HOMELESS PETS FOUNDATION

770-971-0100 • www.homelesspets.com Saturdays 12-3pm PetSmart, 2540 Cumberland Boulevard, Smyrna 30080 Adoptable cats can be viewed any day of the week at this PetSmart location. www.eastcobber.com

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DINING GUIDE .......................................................

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Bradley’s Bar & Grill

Clean Juice

J. Christopher’s

Kale Me Crazy

>American The friendliest neighborhood dive bar in East Cobb with great bar food, great customers & great staff! 4961 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 Mon-Sat: 11:30-2am 770-321-0108 www.bradleysbarandgrill.com .......................................................

Chicago’s Restaurant

>American Celebrating 25 years in the neighborhood, eat where the locals eat! Relaxed dining, warm hospitality, offering a wide selection of entrees, hand crafted cocktails and terrific wine list. Cozy bar. Live music on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Now offering Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm. 4401 Shallowford Road Roswell 30075 Open daily 5pm 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com

>Healthy Clean Juice is a USDA Certified Organic Juice Bar. Their juices, smoothies, acai bowls, Greenoa bowls, toasts and detox cleanse packages offer the perfect healthy made-to-order meals for on-the-go families. 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 124 Marietta 30068 Sun: 9am-6pm; Mon-Fri: 7am8pm; Sat: 8am-8pm 678-903-5558 www.cleanjuice.com ......................................................

Fuji Hana

Steak, Sushi, Thai >Japanese & Thai $1 Sushi every Monday night dine-in only. Hibachi Early Bird Special from $10 every day before 6pm. Voted Best Asian Restaurant in East Cobb. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1 Marietta 30068 Mon-Sun: 11:30am-10pm 678-560-8071 www.fujihanaeastcobb.com

>Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch A neighborhood daytime breakfast and lunch eatery featuring traditional house-made favorites, healthy choices, and creative menu options in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 Daily: 7am-2pm 770-579-6800 www.jchristophers.com .......................................................

Judy’s Country Kitchen

>Buffet A grand buffet with all sorts of meats, vegetables, fish, fruits, salads, soups, pastas, desserts. 2745 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066 Daily: 11am-9pm 678-388-8680

EAT EAST COBB

>Superfood cafe Offering juices, smoothies, salads and wraps in a sleek upscale environment. Supporting your healthy lifestyle through the use of fresh, organic and raw food. Kale Me Krazy believes in real food and that everyone deserves access to real food. The Avenue East Cobb 4475 Roswell Road, Suite 1620 Marietta 30062 Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm; Sat: 9am8pm; Sun: 9am-6pm 770-559-9001 www.kalemecrazy.net .......................................................

New Lucky China

>Chinese and Sushi The Best Chinese and Sushi in East Cobb. 3045 Gordy Parkway Roswell 30062 Sun-Thurs: 11am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm 770-565-9666 www.newluckychina.com

Support our Local Restaurants! 2745 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 106 Marietta, GA 30066 Tel: 678-388-8680 Hours: 11am-9pm

Grab a Bite at an East Cobb restaurant, today!

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DINING G UIDE

SUNDA Y ½ OFF BOTTL OF WINES E

Proudly serving East Cobb for 29 years!

Serving dinner daily at 5pm (early dining service from 5-6:30 Sunday through Thursday) Now serving Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm 4401 Shallowford Road (at Johnson Ferry Road) • 770-993-7464 • www.chicagosrestaurant.com

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HEALTH & WELLNESS ACUPUNCTURIST Acupuncture and Wellness Center

Dr. Li Hua Shu, TCMD – Licensed Acupuncturist 3535 Roswell Road, Suite 37 • Marietta 30062 678-560-7978 • www.drshutcm.com Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-4pm 25 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.

ANTI-AGING MEDICAL SERVICES Flowers Medical Group

1950 Spectrum Circle, Suite 505 • Marietta 30067 678-303-4420 • www.flowersmedical.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Flowers Medical Group creates individualized care plans for every aspect of your health. The center offers specialized testing, comprehensive lab work, and examinations that are designed to keep you feeling energetic and healthy as you age. Contact them for your free consultation today.

CBD PRODUCTS Your CBD Store East Cobb

2550 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 360 • Marietta 30066 678-741-8990 • www.CBDrx4U.com Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm Knowledgeable staff with CBD products for people and pets.

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DENTISTS Cheek Dental

2872 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30062 770-993-3775 • www.cheekdental.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm An all female dental team provides quality comprehensive dentistry to adults and children. Our high-tech office provides same day crowns and implant restorations and uses intraoral cameras and digital x-rays. Read our consistently 5-star reviews on our website and see why so many East Cobbers trust us with their smiles!

Waldron & Lee Dentistry

3020 Roswell Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-977-5547 • www.WaldronDentistry.com Monday-Thursday: 7am-7pm, Friday: 7am-3pm Like many families, Waldron Dentistry is always looking for ways to lead healthier lives. They provide the most advanced treatment options, including the use of lasers, mercury-free materials, digital x-rays, and the least invasive options for routine care.

DERMATOLOGISTS Dermatology Consultants

4800 Olde Towne Parkway, Suite 250 • Marietta 30068 770-971-3376 • www.dermatologyconsultants.org Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Delivering excellent customer service and excellent dermatological care for the entire family. Their boardcertified dermatologists utilize cutting-edge technology and equipment and strive to provide expert consultations to their patients.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

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f you are like many people, you may have made a resolution or promise to yourself that in 2020 “I’m going to get healthy,” or “I’m going to do more for myself.”

Most people who start a resolution or in January end up “falling off the wagon” or quitting their new habit by February. Here are some things you can do to give yourself a better chance of making those positive long-lasting changes stick so you don’t have to do it again next year! What worked last year in your life? What didn’t work? What could you have done better? And what did you do really well? Sit down this week and actually put pen to paper to take a look back at the entire year to see where you need to make changes and where you need to give yourself a pat on the back. Once you’ve fully reflected and given yourself a real reality check, then you’re ready to keep an open mind and move forward armed with all the knowledge about how to tackle the rest of 2020.

Working with a personal trainer can be the perfect accountability partner to help you reach your health and fitness goals. The beautiful thing about signing on to work with a trainer is that you can actually book, block out and schedule your workouts with your trainer weeks in advance. If those workouts are already in your calendar and your trainer’s calendar ahead of time, you’re much more likely to keep them and commit to them, especially with someone else keeping you in check. Katie Warechowski is the owner of Fitness Together, a private personal training studio serving East Cobb since 2002. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Health Science and is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS DERMATOLOGISTS

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Live Oak Dermatology

135 Norcross Street • Roswell 30075 678-870-2020 • LiveOakDermATL.com Monday-Saturday (variable) Live Oak Dermatology was started by board certified dermatologist Brent Thomas Goedjen,MD, with the goal of providing high quality dermatologic care to community. They are located next to the public library in downtown historic Roswell. Online scheduling is available 24/7 through our website at LiveOakDermATL.com. Saturday hours are also available.

Acupuncture and Injury

3823 Roswell Road, #201 • Marietta 30062 678-217-2115 • www.acupunctureandinjury.com Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm We provide pain management services primarily using acupuncture and physiotherapy. We treat chronic and acute pain and injuries. We also use herbal medicine to treat a number of ailments. We treat narcotics addiction using Buprenorphine (Suboxone) and herbal remedies. We also use bioidentical hormone pellets for hormonal problems.

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711 Canton Road, #300 • Marietta 30060 678-448-6630 • www.gigeorgia.com Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm The leading gastroenterology practice in Northwest Georgia. Our board-certified physicians treat all disorders of the digestive tract, including disorders of the colon, liver, and pancreas. Patients choose us to receive high-quality treatment in a professional, supportive and educational environment.

Nia Pediatric Dentistry

1111 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 200 • Marietta 30068 770-479-9999 • www.NiaDentistry.com Mon-Thurs: 8am-5pm; Fri: 8am-4pm; Sat: by appointment 9am-2pm Nia Pediatric Dentistry focuses on preventative care using the latest technology and friendly environment that takes the typical child’s fear of dentistry away.

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Sun Pediatrics

1230 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A-10 • Marietta 30068 678-501-5601 • www.sunpediatrics.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Keeping kids happy and healthy. Sun Pediatrics will treat your child like they would treat their very own. Working with parents to help raise a happy, healthy child without unnecessary tests and medicines. Making your experience a personal one.

Club Pilates Merchants Walk

1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 532 ● Marietta 30068 770-755-5077 ● clubpilates.com/merchantswalk Sun-Sat: 6am-9pm Club Pilates Merchants Walk offers more than just low-impact, full-body workouts. With a range of class offerings that challenge your mind as well as your body, Club Pilates provides a path to a richer, more-fulfilling life. We can’t wait to meet you!

PERSONAL TRAINERS Fitness Together

1000 Johnson Ferry Road Building 400, Suite 412 • Marietta 30068 770-321-1347 • www.fitnesstogether.com/eastcobb Hours by appointment. The leader in private, personal training. We help our clients achieve, if not exceed, their lifelong wellness goals in a clean, professional and friendly environment.

Studio 348 Personal Training for Women

3822 Roswell Road, Suite 114 • Marietta 30062 678-540-1518 • www.studio348forwomen.com Mon-Thurs: 6am-12pm, 4-8pm; Fri: 6am-12pm; Sat: 8am-12pm. Small group personal training for women. Nationally Certified Personal Trainers work with 1-4 women at a time to provide quality personal training at an affordable rate. Each woman gets the individual attention she needs for fitness and nutrition.

PERSONAL TRAINERS + NUTRITION A+A Wellness Personal Training, Nutrition & Naturopathy

770-905-7400 • www.AandAWellness.com Hours By Appointment A+A Wellness offers personal training, nutrition & Naturopathy services. They are proud to be East Cobb residents who help the community achieve better health. They are by appointment only so CALL TODAY to schedule your phone consult!

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UROLOGISTS Advanced Urology

1371 Church Street Ext., Suite 200 ● Marietta 30060 678-737-4951 ● www.advancedurology.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Advanced Urology, is committed to giving their patients the best experience possible through innovative treatments, exceptional service, and superior outcomes. Their skilled medical professionals work within their state-of-the-art facilities where they are dedicated to making their patients feel comfortable and valued. Their patients are their #1 priority.

WOMEN’S HEALTH Women First Rehabilitation

3233 S. Cherokee Lane, Building 1000 • Woodstock 30188 770-485-7411 • womenfirstrehabilitation.com The providers at Women First Rehabilitation offer a holistic approach to healing by providing all-natural pain-relief, bowel and bladder restoration, nutritional counseling, whole-body strengthening, functional medicine and wellness programs.

YOGA Bring It Om Power Yoga

3162 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 440 • Marietta 30062 470-299-5256 • bringitompoweryoga.com Monday-Friday: 5:30am-8pm, Satuday: 8am-12pm, Sunday: 10am-6pm Bring It OM Power Yoga welcomes yogis of all levels to their relaxed, fun, and inviting space. They offer a variety of classes for all levels including power, fundamentals, yin, heated/non-heated. They are dedicated to making yoga enjoyable for everyone, and are proud to serve the East Cobb community.

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POPE WRESTLING WINS STATE

On January 18, the Pope High School Boy’s Varsity Wrestling Team defeated Richmond Hill High School 30-24 to win the 2020 6A Dual State Wrestling Championship. The event took place January 16-18 at the Macon Centreplex in Macon, Georgia. Pictured above are the members of the Pope Wrestling Team (Wrestlers/Weigh): Aidan Karpinski-106; Joshua Scheele-106; Carson Chalk-113; Jacob Robinson-113; Harrison Freese-120; Joey Robinson-120; Max Druhot-126; Clay Walker-126; Jackson Guy-132; James Hannafey-132; Alex Hearn-138; Marc Mandt-138; Patrick Haskin-145; Eric Watson-152; Connor Weeks-152; Troy Gable-160; Andrew Barner-160; Will Walther-170; Fred Arthur-182; Aziz Jiwani-182; Will Mitchell-195; Dylan Moss-195; TJ Modarski-220; Hunter Thackston-220; Brian Baumann-285; and Chiekh Koita-285. Coaches: Jim Haskin-Head Coach; John Ivers-Assistant; Butch Climmons-Assistant; Tyler Haskin-Assistant; Jordan Mallard-Assistant; and Todd Druhot-Assistant.

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PETE THE CAT AUTHOR VISITS MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEM. SCHOOL she has also stocked the media center with books that most interest students. Non-fiction books are some of their favorites along with graphic novels, which she pairs with a traditional novel. She ties in the storytime in the media center with what the students are learning in the classroom.

Author Eric Litwin entertains Mountain View students.

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eading is the single most important thing that we do,” the author of “Pete the Cat” recently told students at Mountain View Elementary School. Eric Litwin, a former metro-area teacher, set out to write engaging books, like “Pete the Cat” and “Groovy Joe,” to get the students to love to read so they succeed in life. “If you don’t love learning, you will read less, and it won’t be as powerful,” the educator turnedwriter explained. The Mountain View students listened and sang along as the guitar-toting author read and sang from some of the students’ favorites. At least one student brought his own Pete the Cat along for the performance. The author’s visit was part of the school’s literacy initiative, which includes a PTA parent representative dedicated to literacy. “One of the things we have really focused on this year is getting the reluctant readers to pick up books,” explained Mountain View media specialist Jami O’Connor. In addition to storytime with the students, visits from famous authors, like Eric Litwin, O’Connor said

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Students are now able to use Flipgrid to record up to a 60-second review on the book they are reading. Although they started the student video-reviews earlier in the year, O’Connor hopes they will have a media center full by the end of the year. The use of Flipgrid is an example of how schools across the District are transforming learning for students with the help of the Cobb Instructional Technology Team. Mountain View, which ranked in the top 5 of elementary schools in Georgia on a recent state assessment, launched a half a million-minute reading challenge this year to get students even more excited about reading outside of school. Well before the half-year mark, students had already tallied more than 267,248 reading minutes. “They are really loving it,” the Mountain View media specialist added. The students with the highest reading totals got a chance to sit down to lunch with the “Pete the Cat” author. O’Connor and Litwin both agree that literacy is crucial to the future success of students. That’s why Litwin writes books, and why O’Connor and all the educators at Mountain View work to develop their students’ desire to pick up a book and read, read, read. “I love to see that little light bulb go off when they are confident in their reading. When you get them to love reading, their writing improves, their overall confidence improves. They feel like they are more important,” O’Connor said. “I want to see books in their hands.”

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30066 Area-Sandy Plains Road/ Canton Road Area A Passion for Pets Ace Hardware Addison Elementary School Ankle & Foot Center Blackwell Elementary School Blimpie Brewsters Restaurant British Academy of Ballet Arts Buddha’s Delight Restaurant C2 Education Capozzi Pizza Cazadores Restaurant Chalise & Co. Chattahoochee Tech College China Dinasty Citgo Covenant Presbyterian Preschool Curves David Douglas Jewelers Davis Elementary School Dunkin Donuts Edward Jones Egleston Rehab Center Expert Car Medics Fabric & Fringe Family Dental Care Fire Station Fitness 1440 Goddard School Heritage Retirement Home Jersey Mikes J.J. Daniel Middle School Kids Kuts Kids R Kids Kincaid Elementary School Lassiter High School Marietta Eye Clinic McCleskey Middle School Mountain View Aquatic Center Mountain View Community Center Mountain View Elementary School Mr. WonTon’s New Lucky China Nicholson Elementary School Pak Mail Paradise Grille Paradise Optical

Patrick Carmen Hair Salon Primary Prep Academy Queen of Hearts Rocky Mount Elementary School Rosa’s Pizza 30067 Area Baldino’s BMW Dealership Brumby Elementary School Chevron Food Mart Christos Restaurant Delkwood Grill Happy Mart Hot Dogs Cool Cats J. Christopher’s John Knox Presbyterian Church Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Mellow Mushroom Phoenix Johnson Ferry Powers Ferry Elementary School Primrose School at Paper Mill Schlotsky’s Deli Shell Food Mart Sope Creek Elementary School Sugarbenders Bakery The Sunshine House US Post Office Windy Hill Athletic Club Wood Hollow Apartments YMCA Your CBD Store 30068 Area-Johnson Ferry Road Adamark Jewelers Aesthetic Orthodontic Care Allstate American Brake Center Arbor Terrace Atlanta North Stars Atlanta Swim Academy Aurelio’s Pizzeria Back By Popular Demand Bagelicious Synovos Bank BBQ-1 BP Bradley’s Bar & Grill

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EAST COBB SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a list of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Cobb seniors who wish to register for any of these activities or use one of the county’s six senior centers will no longer have to pay a $60 annual membership fee. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

Backyard Habitats (#12546)

Friday, February 7 ● 10-11am Free; Registration required You can make a difference. You can invite wildlife back to your own yard and neighborhood by planting a simple garden that provides habitat. Presented by Cobb County Extension.

Safety 101 with Officer Cole (#12547)

Wednesday, February 12 ● 10-11:30am Free; Registration required Learn safety tips and be aware of surroundings. Presented by Cobb County Public Safety Department.

Normal Aging or Dementia: Recognizing and Managing the Unexpected Detour (#12548)

Thursday, February 13 ● 11:30am-1pm Free; Registration required An overview of Alzheimer’s disease and its effects. Learn about what causes memory loss, the difference between normal aging and signs of dementia. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Presented and sponsored by The Arbor Company.

Heart Health 101 (#13388)

Monday, February 17 ● 10-11:00am Free; Registration required Learn more about heart disease and stroke prevention and how to stay healthy at any age with heart disease. Let’s have some fun while learning to take care of our hearts.

History Corner: The Leesburg Stockade Girls (#12196)

Tuesday, February 18 ● 1-2pm Free; Registration required In 1963, thirty black preteen girls were imprisoned in a hot Georgia stockade for 45 days for trying to buy movie tickets.

Dine-a-Round (#12552)

Friday, February 21 ● 11:30am-1pm Separate checks; Registration required. Meet at CatFish Hox, 595 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, 30066.

AARP Smart Driver (#12307)

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Thursday, February 27 ● 9am-4pm $15.00 AARP members/$20.00 Non-members (cash or check only). The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Learn age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving compensate. Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount. Bring a lunch.

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AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at the following locations convenient to East Cobb: ♦ Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am-2pm at the Cobb County Senior Services Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. ♦ Mondays from 10am-2pm at the Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. ♦ Tuesdays from 10:30am-2pm at the East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. ♦ Thursdays from 10:30am-2:30pm at the Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. ♦ Fridays from 10:30am-2:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. ♦ Fridays from 10am-2pm at the Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. For more information, visit aarp.org/taxaide.

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CLUB CALENDAR Anne Hathaway Garden Club. 3rd Wednesday of the month (SeptemberMay). Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: Nancy Martin, 770-428-7056. Atlanta Illini Club. 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: www.atlantaillini.com or club@atlantaillini.com. Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. Marietta High School, Chorus Room, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Male a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264, fehrach@aol.com, or www.bigchickenchorus.org. Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $7 thereafter. Wednesdays 10am, and Thursdays 7:30pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717. Bridge Club. Four free lessons: $7 thereafter. Every Saturday. 1-4:30pm. Beginners and those that have never played. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717. The Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. Brings in nationally known published historians on various Civil War events. Meets 1st Thursday of the month (Sept.-June). 7pm. Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbcwrt.org or cobbcivilwarrt@ gmail.com. Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 10am. Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna. More info: www. cobbdemocrats.org. Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm at their Clubhouse, 516 West Atlanta Street, Marietta 30060. More info: www.cobbcountymineral.org. Cobb County Genealogical Society. 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbgagensoc.org or ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org. Cobb County Republican Women. 4th Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org. Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. 2nd Thursday of the month, Aug-April. 11:30am. Luncheon reservations required. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.cmrea.org.

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Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 7-9pm. Marietta Enrichment Center, American Business Center, Bldg 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.cobbphotosociety.com or info@cobbphotosociety.com. Daughters of the American Revolution – Old Noonday Chapter. 2nd Wednesday of the month (Sept.-May). 10:30am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: Linda Howe 678-403-2034. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-624-7660. East Cobb Business Association. Luncheon and featured speaker. 3rd Tuesday of the month. 11am. Olde Towne Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, Susan.hampton6216@gmail.com, or www.eastcobbba.com. East Cobb Civic Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 7pm. Please check www.eastcobb.net for meeting location and speaker information. East Cobb Civitans. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at The Olde Town Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770578-9901 x201. East Cobb Kiwanis Club. 1st and 3rd Wednesday. 7pm. Paradise South of the Border, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or edwardjohnsjewelers@yahoo.com. East Cobb Lions Club. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Piccadilly Restaurant, 536 Cobb Parkway, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, Susan. hampton6216@gmail.com. East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings. Jazz Ensemble: 9am; Concert Band: 11am. If you are 50 or older, play a musical instrument and have been looking for a great place to make music, come join! More Info: ecnhb.com or email webmaster@ecnhb.com. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: eastcobbrotary.com. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-420-3820. Executive Toastmasters Club. Develop your public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Every Tuesday. 7:15-8:30pm. Turner Chapel, 492 North Marietta Parkway NE, Marietta. More info: crnarayanaswamy@gmail.com. Franklin Roundtable. 2nd Thursdays. 7pm. 799 Roswell Street. More info: Jerry Kotyuk, 404-374-0580 or jerryk623@att.net. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. 3rd Monday of the month. 7pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: www.georgiaperennial.org.

Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. 3rd Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post 29, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: Al Heflin, 404-317-5201. Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Joe Vanhorn, Jr. 770-424-6654. IMPS Bridge Club. Various formats, dates and times available. For more information contact Roni Fink at 404-310-3448 or phinque999@AOL.com. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Marietta Pizza Company, 3 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.cobblp.org or call 770-795-1331. Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12:15pm. Hilton Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Pat Huey, pathuey@comcast.net or www.mariettakiwanis.org. Marietta Lions Club. 2nd Thursday of the month. 6:30pm. Cherokee Cattle Company, 2710 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Steve Hughes, 770-378-0095. Marietta PFLAG. 4th Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: www.pflagatl.org. Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12 noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or www.mariettarotary.org.

Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Vic Anapolle 404-432-0626 or vicanapolle@aol.com. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors’ Club. 2nd Tuesday of the month except December. Guests welcome. 6:30pm social; 7pm meeting. Powers Ferry UMC Fellowship Hall, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More Info: psdgc.com. Retired Old Men Eating Out (R.O.M.E.O.) Every Tuesday, 7am. Meet for friendship, conversation and sharing a variety of antique cars, street rods and muscle cars. Marietta Diner, 306 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta. Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. SeptemberMay. 2-4pm. First Presbyterian Church, Room 050, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Sierra Club Centennial Group. (Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton members). 1st Thursday of the month. 7pm. Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: gacentexcom@gmail.com or www.sierraclub.org/georgia/centennial. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. Northbrook UMC, 11225 Crabapple Road, Roswell. More info: www.songofatlanta.com or 770-696-6502. Sons of the American Revolution. Captain John Collins Chapter, meets the third Tuesday of every month, 6pm, at Provino's Italian Restaurant, 440 Ernest Barrett Pkwy. NW, More info: Earl Cagle, 770-529-2748 or ecagle1@bellsouth.net.

Marine Corps League. 1st Saturday of every month. 11am. Delkwood Grill, 2769 Delk Road, Marietta. More info: mcldet647@gmail.com

Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (Sept - June) 10 am. Marietta Educational Garden Center. More info Karin Guzy 678-860-4445 or karinguzy@gmail.com.

Martha Stewart Bulloch Society of Children of the American Revolution. Meets one Sunday per month (Sept.-May). 2-4pm. Osage Terrace Room and Pavilion at Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: Tisha Johnston, 404-915-7738 or msbnscarroswell@gmail.com.

Toastmasters International. Rising Phoenix Club. Every Saturday. 9:45-11:15am. A great way to improve your speaking and leadership skills. Guests always welcome. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta. More info: www.risingphoenix. toastmastersclubs.org.

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NAARFE). 2nd Wednesday of the month. 11:30am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More Info: 770-971-1719. Newcomers of Cobb County. 3rd Tuesday September-May at 10am. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: newcomersofcobbcounty.com. Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of the month. 11:30am-1pm. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-1330.

Veteran Connection. 3rd Wednesday of the month. 10am. Coffee, doughnuts & conversation. Vets 55+ welcome. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Mike Nichols, 770-528-1448. Y Business Network. Every other Friday. 7:30-8:45am. Local business networking and referrals. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Guests always welcome. More info: ybusinessnetwork.webs.com.

Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples. A club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, or quadruplets. Second Tuesday of each month. Date and time may change; check website. More info: www.nowamom.org or 678-235-8468. North Atlanta Jewish Networking. Every Wednesday. 7:30am. Panera Bread at the Avenue East Cobb, 4475

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SUPPORT GROUPS Al-Anon. For Family and friends of alcoholics. Monday and Thursday 8pm. Wednesday and Friday 1pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-422-5130.

Caregiver Support Group. First Monday of the month. 4:30-5:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420 or ACaudell@ arborcompany.com.

Al-Anon. Tuesdays, 7-8pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Room B-112, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@ comcast.net.

Caregiver Support Group. 2nd Thursday of the month. 12-1pm. Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-9777473 or eharres@peterandpaul.org

Al-Anon. Wednesdays, 8-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Room 305, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@comcast.net.

Compassionate Friends. First Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Assists bereaved families following the death of a child. First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church Street NE, Marietta. More info: Ria, 404-539-4287 or www.tcfmarietta.org.

Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-422-5130. Alcoholics Anonymous. Every Monday and Thursday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-422-5130. Alcoholics Anonymous. Every SaturdayWednesday at 8pm (Open meeting). Thursday at 6:30pm (Women’s meeting). Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Alcoholics Anonymous. Every Friday at 8pm. Open meeting. Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Garden Room, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473. Alzheimer’s/Caregiver Support Group Meeting. First Monday of each month. 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 info or to RSVP: 770-722-7641. Bereavement Support. Every Wednesday. 5pm. Lower level in Parish Office, Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018.

Depression and Anxiety Support Group. 2nd Sunday of the month. 3-4pm. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Road, Keheley Building-Room 129, Marietta. More info: Beth Clark 770-926-3488 or beth@thepumpkinchurch.org. 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. Divorce Support Group. A free 13-week series that includes a video, discussion and take-home workbook. Free childcare is available. Every Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Mt. Bethel Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info, registering, or counseling: call Judith at 770-597-9882 or email jmr.lpc@gmail.com Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. Catholic Church of St. Ann, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. 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.

Family Caregiver’s Support Group. 2nd Thursday of the month. 6pm. Open to anyone needing support for anyone affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease or related issues. Thrive Memory Care, 200 Village Parkway NE, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info/RSVP: hello@ thriveateastcobb.com. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Katrina, 678-938-3820. Grief Recovery. Every Wednesday (Aug-May). 6:30pm. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: www.piedmontchurch.tv/groups. Grief Share. 13-week program on Thursdays, Aug. 16-Nov. 8. 6pm. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Road, Community Room, Marietta, More info: Beth Clark 770-926-3488 or beth@thepumpkinchurch.org. Grief Support Group Every Wednesday. 6:30 - 8:15pm Using the GriefShare program and supportive discussion. Mt. Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Road. More info: www.mtbethel.org/support or Jamie, 770-971-2880. Infertility, Miscarriage, Adoption Loss, or Death of an Infant. Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Room B109, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 678-560-7230 or kibbie.parish@mtbethel.org. Job Networking. 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Check website for agenda/times. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: www.rumc.com/ jobnetworking. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Wednesday except holidays. 11am. Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959.

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Narcotics Anonymous. Every Thursday at 7pm. Open meeting. Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Choir Room, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473. Narcotics Anonymous. Every Tuesday at 7pm. Every Saturday at 11am. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-422-5130. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. MondayWednesday-Friday. 10am. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy, 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. 2nd and 4th Thursday, Aug-May. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Room 270, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchildministries.org. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. 1st Tuesday each month, 11am. Aloha to Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road. More info: 770-722-7641. Ruth Young Women’s Cancer Support Group. 1st Tuesday of the month (AugMay) at 7pm. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Sandy Weber 770-789-6095. Second Saturdays. 9am-Noon. A stand alone session for those contemplating or starting the divorce process. Sessions are normally every other month on the second Saturday. 559 West Crossville Road, Roswell. More info: 404-357-8405 or www.secondsaturday.com/locations/ georgia009. Spousal Support Group. 2nd Thursday of the month. 1:30-2:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420 or ACaudell@ arborcompany.com. Widowed Helping Others (WHO). For those newly widowed, please contact the church for more information. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6018.

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UNITY NORTH PRESENTS GLOBAL MANDALA

SEARCH IS ON FOR 2020 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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he Cobb Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications until Monday, March 30 for the Cobb Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards. Each year, the Chamber names the Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year from a wide pool of applicants. The 2020 Small Business of the Year will be selected from among the Top 25 small businesses.

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magine walking into a huge space and laid before you is an enormous mandala. The mandala is made up of thousands of disks created by people from 50 states, 54 countries, and all 7 continents. On these circles school children from Bosnia, monks from Tibet, refugees from Syria, mothers from Egypt, survivors from Nigeria, millennials from Germany, families from Australia have all written or drawn their Hopes for Humanity. Walk through this mandala and it will change the way you think about the world, enlighten and delight you. As one participant put it, “Chill bumps, on chill bumps, on chill bumps.” The public is invited to join Unity North Atlanta, artist Sonia Osio, and the Guinness Book of World Records, to experience the Global Mandala 2020. It will be featured from Wednesday, February 12 to Saturday, February 15, 10am-9pm; and, Sunday, February 16, 9am-7:30pm. On Sunday, there will be services for “Peace & Hope” at 9am & 11:15am with a closing ceremony planned from 5-6:30pm. Whether you are looking for something unique to do for Valentine’s Day, a way for your children to experience the commonalities of love in humanity, a unique date, mediative wisdom, or something profound to discuss over dinner with friends, then come experience Global Mandala 2020. Unity North Atlanta is located at 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. For more information, contact: rburdick@unitynorth.org or 678-819-910.

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To celebrate Cobb’s brightest business stars and up-and-coming businesses, the Cobb Chamber also offers an additional award category—the Businesses to Watch. These businesses are on the rise—achieving incredible growth while launching just three years ago or less. Business owners can nominate themselves or other businesses. Nominees must: • Be a Cobb Chamber member • Demonstrate an increase in sales and/or unit volume • Have been in business at least three years • Show evidence of contributions to communityoriented projects • Comply with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s size standards in defining a small business (sba.gov/size) • Be for-profit. Visit www.cobbchamber.org/sboy for nomination forms. Forms must be submitted by March 9. For more information, contact Jani Dix at 770-859-2335 or jdix@cobbchamber.org.

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