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20 year-old gunman Adam Lanza opened fire on the students and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut during the morning hours of Friday, December 14. 27 people, including 20 children between 6 and 7 years old, died during the attacks. The gunman, Adam Lanza, shot himself dead. 2012 came to a violent end. What should have been a happy holiday season was literally gunned down by a lunatic. A search for underlying answers, of course, is under way: gun control, mental illness, our violent culture. We should not have to live in a situation where we need to think of everyday tasks as if we were in a low intensity combat zone, but we are. This is how many in our society have been living for decades in disadvantaged communities. It is now becoming nationwide and not so rare. If it can happen in Newtown, CT; or Aurora, CO; or Columbine, it can happen in East Cobb. There are so many pieces to solving this puzzle of random violence and we are many discussions away from seeing a resolution. I will be watching, listening and weighing in on ways to stop this senseless violence. I hope you will, too. Despite this tragedy, I still believe that there are far more good people in the world than there are bad, and that people are inherently good. As the publisher of the EAST COBBER, I am fortunate to spotlight so many good people who live and work in East Cobb. Since 1993, this magazine shares stories, features special events and lists support groups and clubs that promote the good going on in our community. This issue continues that tradition of good news with our annual Do Good Guide (page 10), and Terrific Teens (page 16), to mention just a couple of highlights. I believe the EAST COBBER magazine as well as the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival, are small pieces of the puzzle that may help prevent another tragedy. As I advised my children, in light of the Newtown tragedy: “you need to combat evil by being a force of good in this world.” So simple, yet so doable. As we begin a new year, don’t miss an opportunity to acknowledge all the good around you. You can share your good news by emailing me: cynthia@eastcobber.com. Be Good. Do Good. Happy New Year!

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On this month’s cover are Fellowship Christian School students experiencing how God’s creation becomes the classroom during one of the many TREAD Program outings last fall. Hiking along the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina are Elizabeth Tribble, Anna Edmonds, and Maddie Harrison, Fellowship juniors. Fellowship’s legacy reflects a commitment to partnering with families to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for children from K4 - 12th grades. Our commitment to the pursuit of God’s truth in academics, fine arts, athletics and service to others creates exceptional opportunities for students. Top national universities and colleges routinely accept our graduates, thanks to a well-rounded educational experience featuring weekly chapels lead by students, a growing fine arts program, 15 GHSAsanctioned athletic teams, and passionate faculty who take learning to the next level. At Fellowship, learning simply can not be contained within the walls of a classroom. Engaging the hands and hearts of students transforms knowledge into understanding. Students are prepared for life by developing a love for learning that helps them excel physically, academically, and most importantly, spiritually. What will you find at Fellowship? You can read more about Fellowship on page 6 or come by the school for a tour on Thursday mornings at 10am in the high school foyer (no tours April 4th). Fellowship Christian High School is located at 10965 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075. Admission: 770-641-6816.

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Fellowship Christian School is a hidden gem for East Cobb families, but more and more families have discovered the benefits of the school’s location, reputation and local bus route. Located in nearby Roswell, Fellowship prepares students for collegiate pursuits in a learning community that nurtures excellence in academics, arts and athletics while exercising their Christian faith through community involvement. Academically, Fellowship is very competitive with high standard achievement test scores and college acceptances. What makes Fellowship an exceptional school is the experiential programs that take classroom lessons into the world. In the excerpts below, students and teachers share their thoughts on a few of the experiential learning opportunities available at Fellowship. TREAD Through TREAD, I have experienced activities that I ordinarily would not have chosen and done things that have challenged me. On a hiking trip, our instructor encouraged us to find God’s fingerprint throughout nature. At the campfire that evening, we all had the opportunity to provide our own take on what we saw. I have become more aware of the world God created while making new and stronger friendships. —David Consoli, Senior FCS World War II Remembrance Tour Not many people get to travel to Europe through school. The trip was a World War II Remembrance Tour, so we saw historic sites related to that era. I learned about different cultures and expanded my vision beyond everyday life as I know it. It is definitely an experience I will always remember and I am grateful to attend a school that offers trips like this.

Fellowship Ambassadors Fellowship Ambassadors is a group of upperclassmen selected to represent the school during special events. We learn and develop leadership skills through service opportunities and talking with community leaders and parents who share their life experiences with us. I am glad to have this opportunity because I hope to become an Army Ranger and will need strong leadership skills. —Ross Schoendorf, Junior Operation Christmas Child Our school provides us many opportunities to impact our world through service. One of the best is working in the Operation Christmas Child warehouse preparing boxes for children living in poverty. Most schools wouldn’t let their students miss a day of school to serve others, but at Fellowship we learn that serving makes a big difference. When you consider that a child living in poverty receives their nicely packed and full box, it makes a huge difference in their life—and ours, too! —Madison Kent Ski Trip The past two years we’ve gone to Breckenridge, Colorado for a week of skiing and snowboarding. Whether it’s racing a fellow “TREADhead”, challenging myself on a Black Diamond run, or learning how to perfect my jumps and turns, this experience provides plenty of fun. But perhaps the most meaningful experience came from being more than 9000 feet above sea level. While on that mountaintop, I found myself thinking about how big and great our God really is and how grateful I am to be able to experience God and his Creation in such a real way.

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Involving our students in the lessons we teach is fundamental to providing a great education while developing a deep love of learning. Early in the school year, we study a unit on the solar system and the history of space travel. We then go on a trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and frame the experience within a Biblical perspective. In essence, when we break out of the classroom on trips like this, we are breaking down barriers to learning, while deepening a student’s faith.

Through our science units, the students experience hands-on experiments to gain knowledge of science facts, as well as apply those facts to gain critical thinking skills. Students work in groups and learn to value each other’s opinion, handle disagreements and learn how to communicate with each other. This kind of experience impacts their educational experience immediately and prepares them for a great future of learning.

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What will you find at Fellowship? The faculty and staff invite you to experience all that Fellowship has to offer your family. Tours are available every Thursday at 10 a.m. and begin at the high school office, located at 10965 Woodstock Road in Roswell, 30075. For more information, visit www.fellowshipchristianschool.org or call admissions at 770-641-6816.

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Churches Unite to Collect 700,000 Cans of Food for Needy Families By Lisa Joyner, Outreach Coordinator, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Unite! is an organization

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soon thereafter. With this in mind, the team at Unite! Cobb is inviting the whole community to partner with us to stock the pantries for 2013. The goal is to collect 1 nonperishable food item for each Cobb County resident. That’s about 700,000 cans! That’s a HUGE goal and we know that we cannot do this without YOU!

The prime collection dates will be January 25 - 27, but there will be other opportunities to give throughout January. The drive will set up collection points at Cumberland Community Church, McEachern United Methodist Church, Mt. Paran North, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and Orange Hill Baptist Church. Through Alive Ministries Save it Forward Program many schools are already participating in the 100 days of

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school food drive – January 25 is the 100th day! Rhonda Smith from Alive Ministries has been working with Unite churches on planning and has been coordinating drives with schools for several years. To learn more about Alive Ministries go to www.aliveministriesinc.org. Rhonda will coordinate pickups at schools and organizations that want to provide for children through local school pantries. All Cobb Food Banks will receive a portion of the donated canned food. Those currently involved are Alive Ministries, Storehouse Ministries of Noonday Baptist Association, Family Life Restoration Center, Must Ministries, Shepherd’s House, Feed the Hungry Foundation,

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Do Good Guide Make A New Year’s Resolution To Volunteer At the start of each new year, people make a list of things they are going to do to improve their lives. We say we are going to eat less and work out more. Think about making resolutions that will not only help you, but help your community. Volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help. Or if your time is really in short supply, maybe you can donate the furniture, clothing and other household items that you no longer need. In addition to our local schools, synagogues and churches, here’s a sampling of some other local, non-profit organizations that are in need of volunteers, financial contributions and/or miscellaneous donations. Adopt-a-Stream Program (Watershed Stewardship Program) This Cobb County program provides participants the opportunity to learn about the watershed they live in with a variety of programs designed to help people learn how to improve local water quality through hands-on activities for all ages. Free. www.watershed.cobbcountyga.gov 770-528-8215 American Red Cross Seeks blood donors. 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 250 Marietta, GA 30062 www.givelife.org

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Center for Children & Young Adults Provides secure residential care for Cobb County’s abused and neglected children. Kimberly Tinsley, Volunteer & Activities Coordinator www.ccyakids.org 770-333-9447 x103 The Center for Family Resources Provides emergency assistance to families in Cobb County so that they can access the resources they need to become independent and self-sufficient, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty. Chris Chamblee, Development & Volunteer Coordinator 995 Roswell Street, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30060 www.theCFR.org 770-428-2601 x264

Cobb Community Foundation Promotes philanthropy to create and support a vital and caring community. It builds a collection of endowment funds and distributes the proceeds to nonprofit organizations that serve the community’s members. Tommy Allegood, Executive Director Cobb Chamber-240 Interstate North Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 www.cobbfoundation.com 770-859-2329 Cobb County Juvenile Court – Citizen Panel Review A volunteer supported program tasked with reviewing foster care cases. Joshua Weeks www.cobbcountyga.gov 770-528-2284 Cobb County Juvenile Court Special Advocate A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by a Juvenile Court Judge to speak up for the best interest of an abused or neglected child involved in a juvenile court proceeding. Carlene Redmond www.cobbcountyga.gov 770-528-2285 Cobb County Juvenile Court Youth Diversion Program This program is for first offenders with minor offenses. These juveniles are given the opportunity to appear before a panel of community volunteers instead of a judge. Rita Evans www.cobbcountyga.gov 770-528-2243

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Do Good Guide COBB COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM Help needed with shelving and straightening paperbacks and periodicals as well as other opportunities listed on website. Alexandra Beswick , Central Library Manager www.cobbcat.org 770-528-2141

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THE EXTENSION A Marietta residential recovery program for the homeless. Needs volunteers to plan, prepare and serve meals. Tyler Driver, Executive Director & Volunteer Coordinator 1507 Church Street (Men’s Extension) Marietta, GA 30061 130 Holiday Street (Women’s Extension) Marietta, GA 30060 www.theextension.org 770-590-9075 x301 FEED THE HUNGRY FOUNDATION Needs volunteers to help sort, pack and deliver food boxes. Rev. Mack Barnes, Executive Director 1440 Dutch Valley Place Atlanta, GA 30324 www.feedthehungryfoundation.com 770-980-1550 FOSTER CARE SUPPORT FOUNDATION Helps abused and neglected children experience a kinder side of daily life while in their foster care home. Volunteers needed to help in the distribution center and the resale shop. 115 Mansell Place Roswell, GA 30076 www.fostercares.org 770-641-9591

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Do Good Guide FRIENDS FOR THE EAST COBB PARK Volunteers needed to maintain and make improvements for the only passive park in East Cobb County. Volunteers also needed for special events. Sharon Mason, President www.eastcobbpark.org president@eastcobbpark.org GEORGIA AARP TAX-AIDE Seeks volunteers for tax counseling service between midJanuary and April 15. www.aarp.org 1-888-687-2277 GIRLS INC. OF COBB COUNTY Provides programs to promote self-esteem in young women. Seeks people to donate time and skills working with girls in an activity or class such as arts and crafts, computer training, sports, aerobics, and tutoring. Deborah Woods, Manager of Center Based Programming 461 Manget Street Marietta, GA 30060 770-422-0999 JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COBB - MARIETTA Organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of members and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 505 Kennesaw Avenue Marietta, GA 30060 www.jlcm.org 770-422-5266 MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA AND ALABAMA Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Foundation needs office volunteers, fundraisers and wish granters. Deirdre Trevett, Volunteer Coordinator 1775 The Exchange SE, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30339 www.georgia.wish.org 770-916-WISH (9474) MEALS ON WHEELS Volunteers needed. Volunteers also serve as a link of information between the client and caseworker. Shelia Perkins, Volunteer & Advocacy Coordinator www.cobbcountyga.gov 770-528-5381 MINISTRIES UNITED FOR SERVICE AND TRAINING (MUST) Since 1972, MUST has provided services to the poor and homeless in Cobb and Cherokee Counties. Tiffany Cooper, Volunteer Coordinator 1407 Cobb Parkway Marietta, GA 30061 www.mustministries.org 770-427-9862

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Do Good Guide NORTHWEST METRO ATLANTA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Strives to eliminate substandard housing in Cobb County through new home construction and existing home renovation. Also offers zero-interest loans. J.J. Currie, Volunteer Coordinator 1625 Spring Road Smyrna, GA 30080 www.nwmetroatlantahabitat.org 770-432-7954 PROBATION OFFICER PROGRAM Cobb County Superior Court needs help relieving the State probation caseload. Qualified volunteers will undergo formal training. www.cobbcountyga.gov 770-528-7986 RALLY FOUNDATION Empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. Volunteers needed for special events and fundraisers. Zerlina Hotujec, Operations Manager 5775 Glenridge Drive, Building B, Suite 370 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.rallyfoundation.org 404-847-1273 SAFE KIDS COBB COUNTY Safe Kids Cobb County is committed to reducing and preventing accidental injuries to children in Cobb County. It provides information and education on the following topics: Car and Booster Seats, Poison Prevention, Water Safety, Bicycle/Wheel Safety, Home Safety & Pedestrian Safety. Sponsors car seat checks, bike rodeos, and safety fairs. Lisa Gardner, Safe Kids Co-Coordinator 114 Cherry Street, Suite G Marietta, GA 30060 www.safekidscobbcounty.org 770-793-7185

SAFEPATH CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER Ensures a child-friendly environment in which child victims of abuse and neglect can feel safe and comfortable during the process of intervention and investigation. Caring adults are needed to greet families and supervise children in their playroom/waiting area during the day, and in the evening on Mondays and Wednesdays. Leigh Kelley, Volunteer Coordinator 736 Whitlock Ave. West Park Government Center, Ste. 600 Marietta, GA 30064 www.safepath.org 770-801-3465 SENIORS “MOST WANTED” Cobb County Sheriff’s program is looking for residents 55 and older to assist deputies and other staff in sheriff’s office operations. www.cobbcountyga.org 678-355-7064 TOMMY NOBIS CENTER (TNC) The mission of the Tommy Nobis Center is to develop and provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Several volunteer opportunities are available: Teach life skills such as grooming, money management, and basic cooking; completing job applications/resumes; prepare clients for job interviews, etc. in classes ranging in size from 4-10; act as the employer in a mock interview and give feedback to client for strengthening his interview. Chaperone a group on a social outing. Judy Leeper, Program Coordinator 1480 Bells Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30066 www.tommynobiscenter.org 770-427-9000 x5116

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Do Good Guide UNITED WAY OF GREATER ATLANTA United Way does “whatever it takes” to help the Cobb community focus and get results on important human issues. While United Way does raise and invest dollars, it also helps people volunteer, lend their professional expertise, donate household and office items and advocate on behalf of issues. Leah Rolfes, Director 995 Roswell Street, Ste. 338 Marietta, GA 30060 www.unitedwayatlanta.org 770-428-8344 WELLSTAR WellStar volunteers are an integral part of the healthcare team. Volunteers provide service to the hospital while also promoting a caring attitude in the hospital and community. Volunteers interact daily with hospital team members, physicians, patients and patients’ families. Brooke Schembri, Director of Corporate & Community Health 330 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard Marietta, GA 30060 www.wellstar.org 770-793-7120 YWCA OF NORTHWEST GA The YWCA of Northwest Georgia seeks volunteers for its thrift store, special events, crisis hotline, family violence shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy, sexual assault accompaniment advocacy, children’s services, Latino outreach and other needs. Kristi Storey, Communications Coordinator 48 Henderson Street SW Marietta, GA 30064 www.ywca.org 770-423-3599

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Terrific teens

Sprayberry Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad became Region Champions 2012 and went to state and finished 12th (which was amazing as well.) The cheer squad consists of Front row (l-r): Kayla Fain, Rachel Burch, Kaleigh Collins, Delaney Mueller, Aimee Lowman, Makayla Mason; Middle row (l-r): Kaitlin Cochran, Abby Stolz, Kaitlyn Reardon, Savannah McNutt, Aja Pack’ and Back row (l-r): Hunter Chambers, Jolie Nelson, CorryAnne Soule.

Wheeler High School recently inducted 2012-2013 Junior Civitan members. Junior Civitan is a community service organization for students. Junior Civitan’s purpose is to provide all of our members with personal and career development opportunities while improving schools and communities through volunteer service. Junior Civitan has 12,000 members in nearly 400 clubs throughout the US. Pictured (l-r) are: Louise Crapps, Civitan District Governor; Daniel White, Jr. Civitan President; Ammue Kumar, Jr. Civitan Vice President; Prit Shah, Jr. Civitan Secretary; Christy Litz, and Anna Roberts.

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Ian Berryman, of Troop 955, earned his Eagle Rank on August 16. He celebrated this accomplishment with a Court of Honor at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on December 8th. For his Eagle Project, Ian wanted to make a difference for a group that is often overlooked, so he contacted the Devereux Georgia Treatment Network. Devereux Georgia is one of the few psychiatric residential treatment centers licensed in Georgia. They serve male/female residents under the age of 22 who suffer from severe challenges brought on by abuse, neglect, and/or mental illness. Ian decided to design and build two sand therapy tables for the therapists to use with the children. These therapy tables allow patients to express feelings through play that might be difficult with verbal interaction only. He built the sand trays to lift off for convenient cleaning, and he designed rolling carts/tables for them, so they could be moved from room to room easily by the therapists. He also led a drive in his school, scout troop, and neighborhood for Devereux’s various therapy needs: sand, art, group, and sports. Ian is a 10th grader at Fellowship Christian School.

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Terrific teens The Dodgen Middle School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team, Project Ninja #4631, struck like a thief in the night on Saturday, December 15 at their first qualifying event sponsored by the Kell High School FTC team. All teams have the challenge of building and programming a robot to achieve several specific goals. As one of two middle school teams in a competitive field of high school teams from around the state, Dodgen finished as the winner of the Connect Award and assisted with a runner up alliance victory. Moreover, they were nominees for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award, the Think Award and took second place in the Inspire Award, which secured them a spot in the FTC GA State Qualifier on March 2, 2013. The Dodgen Robotics Team’s mission is to introduce, promote and inspire the community to understand and appreciate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). To find out more about the FIRST Tech Challenge, visit www.usfirst.org or Project Ninja’s website at www.projectninja4631.org. Ninjas pictured are Top row(l-r): Alex Hatch, Claire Pearsall, Riley DeVault; Middle row (l-r): Madelyn Willis, Christian Kolowich, Chloe Muller; Bottom row(l-r): Nicholas Hong, Chloe Carlson, Alex Vitales. Not pictured: Will Sanford.

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Good Public Schools Are the Lifeblood of Our Community By Anne Davidson, Legislation Committee Chair, East Cobb County Council of PTAs At this time, perhaps more than in any other, good public schools are critical to the future of public school students AND their communities. A good education opens opportunities for students – more options for college or technical school, greater employment potential, higher wages, and the possibility of a better lifestyle. For communities, a highly educated population generates entrepreneurs and attracts and keeps employers. This is especially important in a global economy where employers can choose, instead, to hire employees in less expensive venues half a world away. Good public schools not only graduate students who become active contributors to the local economy, but they support a more competitive housing market. Real estate in good public school districts commands higher housing prices, and correspondingly, fewer foreclosures. Good public schools are gathering places, contributors of new ideas, and sources of community and business participation. Public schools are the lifeblood of the community. The East Cobb community has reason for pride in its public schools. The quality of education is high. This past year, Cobb County seniors in the class of 2012 had overall SAT scores that surpassed their statewide peers’ average by 68 points and the national average by 22 points. In East Cobb County -- Walton, Wheeler, Lassiter, Pope and Kell high schools had overall scores that were higher than the national average. On the ACT, last year’s Cobb graduates marked the seventh consecutive year in which they beat national averages in all four subject areas tested: English, Math, Reading and Science. Likewise, Cobb County elementary and middle school students have consistently improved their scores and topped national averages on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, or ITBS. This success is the result of excellent teachers, motivated students and engaged parents. Another source of pride is East Cobb community’s participation in its public schools. The East Cobb County Council of PTAs (ECCC) has 30,546 active parents and other community members. The ECCC is a part of the Georgia State PTA 9th district – which has 77,228 members. Parents and grandparents are active in East Cobb schools as helpers in classrooms, members of the school councils, planting school “learning” gardens, assisting in the front offices, and in any number of other volunteer roles. This level of involvement reveals a community that is heavily invested in a good public education for its students. However, in this troubled economy, East Cobb schools face significant fiscal challenges that could impact edu-

cational quality in the coming years. Nearly half of Cobb County’s funding comes from the State of Georgia -- and, since 2003, austerity cuts have reduced state funding by $60 -$70 million a year. That is a cumulative loss of $353 million in school funding. For next year, state legislators report that there will be over a $300 million budget gap – as a result of increased demands on state revenues for Medicaid and other obligations. While the Governor has asked for a 3% budget cut across all departments (exempting the K-12 state funding formula), it is unclear how the budget gap will be closed, or if additional cuts to state education funding may occur. Education funding at the county level has similar budgetary challenges. Due to state education funding cuts and reduced property tax revenues the Cobb County School District (“the District”) has had to cut its budget dramatically. This has meant increased student/teacher ratios – and consequently less one-on-one student/teacher time, 350 unfilled teacher positions, a reduction in the school year from 180 days to 177, and 3 furlough days for all staff. All of these developments negatively impact the quality of education for East Cobb students and their community. At the same time, many of East Cobb’s schools are aging and in need of capital improvement and infrastructure repair. In response, the District has proposed to replace the existing Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) with Ed-SPLOST 4. (A SPLOST is a 1% sales tax on retail goods. It is an alternative to issuing bonds – for which, in the past, the District -- and therefore its property tax payers -- have paid substantial interest.) If voters approve Ed-SPLOST IV in March 2013, it will replace some of the oldest and least efficient school buildings, make necessary infrastructure renovations, and refresh technology and safety resources. This includes replacement facilities and/or major additions or renovations to Walton, Lassiter, Pope, Wheeler and Sprayberry high schools, East Cobb middle, and Mt. Bethel, Sope Creek, Kincaid and Tritt elementary schools, among others. The District reports that Ed-SPLOST 4 will have improvements for everyone one of its 112 schools. In an unrelenting economy that produces continued threats to education funding, what can parents and community members do to support education in East Cobb? • Be informed – understand the fiscal challenges facing public schools. • Communicate with your government representatives. Let them know how important education is to you, to your community, and its future, and ask that education be supported and fully funded.

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EAST COBBER Day Camp Guide

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Blake Cooper Productions Dodgen Middle School 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30068 www.bcprod.org • 770-676-7146

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C2 Education Summer Camp 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-565-8184 • www.c2educate.com

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C2 Education Summer Camp 3605 Sandy Plains Road, #145, Marietta 30066 770-565-6868 • www.c2educate.com

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Baskin-Ginepri Summer Tennis Camp Olde Towne Athletic Club 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta 30068 770-578-9901 • www.otac.net

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Art Camps The Art Place-Mountain View 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 770-509-2700 • www.theartplace.us

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Appleton Summer Learning Camp Appleton Learning Center > 4250 Roswell Road, Suite 610, Marietta 30062 770-971-1500 • www.appletonlearning.com > 625 W. Crossville Road Suite 104, Roswell 30075 770-998-1500 • www.appletonlearning.com

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Summer day camps are fun and education all rolled into one. EAST COBBER has collected information on a wide range of wonderful day camps to fit all ages and interests, including sports camps, adventure camps, Christian camps, art camps, science camps, dance camps and more. Many day camps listed throughout these pages are held right here in East Cobb and some are just a short drive away. Please note, as extensive as this day camp chart is, it is still just a sampling of all the day camps available. We recommend you visit the websites noted on each listing for even more offerings. July 23-27

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Camp Meadows Montessori School Meadows Montessori School/Roya Darkai 111 Bells Ferry Lane, Marietta 30066 770-218-6347 • www.meadowsmontessori.com

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Cresco Montessori Summer Camps Cresco Montessori 3001 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 770-992-8031 • www.crescomontessori.com

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East Cobb Jazzercise JazzerKamp 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-643-8090 • www.jazzercise.com

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EAST COBBER Day Camp Guide Making a Good Day Camp Decision For Your Child If you’re a parent considering summer camp opportunities for your child, you might consider a day camp rather than (or in addition to) a sleepaway camp experience. Parents often view sending their kids to day camps as a “stepping stone” to overnight camp. They might think day camps are for “younger kids” and sleepaway camps are for older ones. In some cases this might be true, but not always. One of the advantages you have as a parent when comparing day camps to overnight camps (or even day camps to day camps) is that a day camp’s customer base is generally restricted to its local geographical area. This makes things easier for you to learn more about the camp. For example, you can contact the camp’s current or former customers for references, and you can even visit the camp before making a decision. So how do you know you’re picking the right day camp for your child? Here’s a 3-point checklist to help ensure the day camp you choose is the right one for your child. 1. Check references. Since day camps primarily serve local customers, it should not be difficult to find a few families who’ve attended the camp before. Talk to them about their impressions of the program. If you hear good things, you might have a winner. Mixed reviews, on the other hand, could be a “red flag” alerting you to research the camp further. But if everyone you speak with has only negative things to say, then rule that day camp out, pat yourself on the back for taking the time to conduct a thorough investigation, and keep looking for a different camp. 2. Involve your child in the decision making process. Research shows that kids enjoy camp more when they’re

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included in the decision-making process. Since there are so many different types of day camps to choose from, it’s important to match your child’s interests and personality with the activities the day camp offers. Accordingly, it’s advisable to take a tour of the camp and/or attend an open house together with your child. After you’ve toured the camp, ask for your child’s opinion. This can be a much better approach than unilaterally deciding which day camp your child will attend without consulting them ahead of time, as asking for their input means they’ll probably have a more positive camp experience in the end. 3. Tour the camp and meet the staff. Most day camps hold open houses or organized facility tours during the prime camp enrollment season (generally springtime). These events are great opportunities for you to meet the staff, ask questions and see how the camp operates on a day-to-day basis. You might even decide to attend several camps’ open houses for a point of comparison and to see where you get the best “vibe.” Attending a day camp open house or touring the facility is the single BEST way to see what you’re getting into ahead of time. Camp is such a personal experience. You want your child to connect with his or her counselors on a personal level and admire them as leaders and role models. You owe it to yourself and your child to pick a day camp that your child will look back on later in life and say, “I remember that camp, and it was the best experience of my life!” Your child deserves the best. It’s your responsibility as a parent to put him or her in an environment where they can thrive, and choosing the right day camp can make this happen for you. Happy day camping!

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Camp Miles of Smiles At East Cobb Prep Where the Fun and Smiles Never End *Ages 5 through 10 years *Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. *Fun Field Trips *Daily Water “Spray-ground” Play

Come In For a Tour Limited Space Available 3875 Shallowford Road Marietta, GA 30062 For more information: (770) 649-0415 www.eastcobbprep.com

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The Georgia Ballet-Summer Dance: Intermediate/Advanced Intensives 1225 Field Parkway, Marietta 30060 770-528-0881 • www.georgiaballet.org

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The Georgia Ballet-Summer Dance: Mini Camps 1225 Field Parkway, Marietta 30060 770-528-0881 • www.georgiaballet.org

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The Goddard School Let’s Go Exploring 3584 Providence Road, Marietta 30062 770-579-1190 • www.goddardschools.com

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Harrison Tennis Center Summer 2013 Jr. Camps 2653 Shallowford Road NE, Marietta 30066 770-591-3151 • www.prca.cobbcountyga.gov

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta 30068 678-784-5317 www.johnsonferry.org/SportsFitness/camps

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Kids’ Zone Weekly Day Camps Kids’ Zone Daycare & Learning Center 137 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 1100, Marietta 30068 770-933-6900 • www.kidszonelearningcenter.com

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Moohan Martial Arts Academy Martial Arts Self-Defense Camp 3605 Sandy Plains Rd., Ste. 140, Marietta 30066 678-996-7777 • www.mymoohan.com

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Mount Paran North Summer Sports Camp Mount Paran North • 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 678-285-3248 • www.mpnsports.com

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Oak Creek Pony Camp Oak Creek Stables • 4580 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 678-229-8128 • www.oakcreekstable.com

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The Georgia Ballet-Summer Dance - Mini Intensives 1225 Field Parkway, Marietta 30060 770-528-0881 • www.georgiaballet.org

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Fullers Kids Summer Camp Fullers Park 3499 Robinson Road, Marietta 30068 770-509-2737 prca.cobbcountyga.gov/fullersrecreationcenter.htm

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Come Kings and Queens, Knights and ladies, jesters, and wizards for a week of music, art, dance, adventure and games as we travel to exotic lands on aN adventure to find the hero within!

For information call 678-819-9100 ex. 141

July 15 – 19, 2013 - 9 am – 1 PM = $70 After camp care 1 PM – 5 PM = $15 per day.

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Primary Prep Academy 1887 West Oak Parkway, Marietta 30062 678-594-8700 • www.primaryprepacademy.com

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Primrose School of Lassiter 2821 Lassiter Road • Marietta 30062 770-641-8535 • www.primroseschools.com

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Primrose School of Sprayberry 2531 East Piedmont Road • Marietta 30062 770-578-4832 • www.primrosesprayberry.com

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Riverside Military Academy S.O.A.R Summer School 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville 30501 770-538-2938 • www.riversidemilitary.com Rose Garden Montessori 3829 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 770-579-1979 • www.rosegardenmontessorischool.com

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June 10 – 14: Let’s Party (Ages 6 – 9) July 15 – 19: Cooking Like a Star! (Ages 6 – 9 ) June 17 – 21 and July 22 – 26: Techniques for Culinary Success (Ages 10 – 17)

The Cook’s Warehouse, East Cobb Location Enjoy this action packed week in the kitchen with our chef and other kids that love cooking as much as you do! Sign up early – our summer camps always sell out.

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Special Ops Airsoft Camp 1280 Field Parkway, Marietta 30064 678-659-9319 • www.sasblackops.com

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Sports A Rama Multi-Sport Camp 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-977-9789 • www.sareastcobb.com

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Sports Broadcasting Camp @ Emory University • 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta 30322 800-319-0884 • www.playbyplaycamps.com

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Sprayberry Academy - Jr. Camp 2100 Post Oak Tritt Road, Marietta 30062 770-977-0877 • www.sprayberrychildrensgroup.com

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Summer University Kennesaw State University-Continuing Ed 3333 Busbee Drive NW, Kennesaw 30144 770-423-6765 • www.kennesaw.edu/coned

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#1 Sports Broadcasting Young Chefs Academy-Camp Can-I-Cook 4-5 Kinder Camp 230 Hammond Drive NE, Ste 368, Sandy Springs 30328 Cooks 404-255-9263 www.youngchefsacademy.com/sandysprings

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SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP

Reach Over 40,000 East Cobb Residents!

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July 15-19, 2013

Boys and Girls 10-18 will have an opportunity to learn from the Pros

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Nation’s #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp Make Sports Anchor Tapes Meet Sports Celebrities

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Make Play-By-Play Tapes of the Super Bowl & NBA Finals Make Reporting Tapes from a Pro Stadium

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Participate in Sports Talk Radio and Pardon The Interruption (PTI) shows and much more

Day/Overnight options available. For more info: 800.319.0884 or www.playbyplaycamps.com

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S.O.A.R. to new heights in academics and adventure at Riverside Military Academy.

S.O.A.R. July 7 - August 2, 2013 Riverside’s four-week Summer Opportunity and Academic Review is designed to help boys in grades 7 - 11 prepare for the upcoming school year, and strengthen their academic skills. Twenty challenging academic courses are offered during S.O.A.R. Cadets can choose from original and remedial courses. Because Riverside believes there is a strong connection between physical and mental development, extra-curricular activities and field trips play an important role in S.O.A.R. Our summer recreational program takes full advantage of our state-of-the art campus athletic facilities and our proximity to Lake Lanier.

Riverside is s�ll enrolling cadets for our winter semester.   

Campus Open House ‐ February 24. 

Call 770‐538‐2938 or apply@riversidemilitary.com to RSVP. 

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Community calendar Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413. Every Sunday Kabbalah Café. Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya. This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways. 9:30-10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/ to register: 770-565-4412 or www.chabadofcobb.com. Every Tuesday and Saturday Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $8/ adults. $6/seniors.$5/ages 3-12.Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: www.chattnaturecenter.org or 770-992-2055. Every Thursday Guided Tour of the Strand.Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre dating back to the 1930s, recent renovation efforts and fun facts about the theatre business. 11am. $5. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org. Every Saturday Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a kid crafted picture frame, a flip book, thermometer and magnetic snowman notepad. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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January 5 Montana Skies Performance. Enjoy a unique new sound with the pairing of cello and fingerstyle guitar. Combining classic with modern, this group has created their own “new acoustic” sound with innovative original compositions and arrangements. 8pm. $12 advance tickets online or $15 at door. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us. January 10 Southern Soiree. Marietta Bridal Association presents a bridal show for brides to be and grooms. Preview 2013’s hottest wedding trends. 5-8:30pm. Free. Hilton AtlantaMarietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: www.SouthernSoireeBridalShow.eventbrite.com. January 11 Cobb Chamber Executive Women Luncheon (CEW). Speaker: Deleise Lindsay, Founder & Managing Principal, Well-Change Group. 11:15am-1pm. Registration and general networking will begin at 11am. Program will begin at 11:15am. CEW Members: $20 online; $35 at the door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th floor, Atlanta, 30339. To register: www.cobbchamber.org. More info: 770-859-2359. January 10, 17, 21, 24 Rain Garden Work Day. Learn how rain gardens protect local waterways by decreasing the volume of runoff entering surface waters during rain evens. Rain gardens provide a unique landscape feature by adding color and interest to the landscape. Meet every Wednesday from 9-11am to explore and maintain the rain garden. Cobb County Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1482 or www.watershed.cobbcountyga.gov. January 10-27 Swell Party presented by the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Tobacco heir Smith Reynolds returns from a New York vacation to his North Carolina estate with a surprise souvenir: a wife. The new Mrs. Reynolds is a popular jazz singer, a dozen years older than Smith, and arrives with a carload of gin and a certifiably insane acting coach. The wedding party is flat-out ruined when the groom turns up dead. As the guests gather to reconstruct the evening’s events and try to solve the mystery, it becomes clear that for Southerners, the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075. Check website for tickets prices and showtimes: www.get.org. More info: 770-641-1260.

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Community calendar January 11 Cobb Master Gardeners Lunch & Learn: “Propagating Perennials” presented by Electa Keil, MG. Don’t buy - make more plants! Electa will show how to grow from seed, soft wood and hard wood cuttings. Bring your lunch. Free and open to the public. 12-1pm. County Water Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.org.

January 15 - February 14 (Tuesdays & Thursdays) & January 19 – February 16 (Saturdays) Drivers Education. 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel. This program meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. Tuesday and Thursday classes: 6-9pm. Saturday classes: 8am-2:30pm. $375. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: www.mariettacommunityschool.com.

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January 12 Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music, presented January 16 by 100+ Women Against Domestic VioTo Catch an Anti-Semite. A story of humor, lence. All proceeds will benefit the YWCA ents danger, spirituality, the hand of G-d, media bias of Northwest Georgia and their mission of aking ev r late-bre th, visit o F and cyber hatred with guest speaker David a community free of domestic violence n o this m r.com Nesenoff. $12 with RSVP by January 10, $15 e b b and sexual assault. 6-9pm. $35/person or o tc s www.ea after. 7:30pm. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower $50/couple. Includes dinner provided by Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-4412 or Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q. Jim Miller Park, 2245 www.chabadofcobb.com. Callaway Road, Marietta. More info/RSVP: Babe Atkins-Byrne, 770-425-8122 or babeatkinsbyrne@gmail. com or www.ywca.org/northwestgeorgia January 17 Career Training Expo: Winter Expo ’13. Discover how January 14 Continuing Education can help you reach your personal Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Tim Lee, Chairand professional goals. Get a sneak peek at numerous man, Cobb County Board of Commissioners presents courses and certificate programs offered annually. Free. the State of the County address. General admission: $60. 6-8:30pm. Kennesaw State University Center, 3333 Busbee Chamber members: $25 online. $40 at the door. Cobb Drive NW, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-6765 or Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Galleria Parkway, Atwww.ksuexpo.com lanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

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Friday, February 8 9 am- 4 pm Saturday, February 9 9 am- Noon 1795 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30062

The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

• We are inviting 140 sellers • 25 items or $75.00 MINIMUM to consign with a MAXIMUM 50 items • Sellers receive 70% of the selling price • $20 seller fee (waived if volunteering) • Volunteer and shop early!

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Community calendar January 17-20 Steel Magnolias. Steel Magnolias captures the heart and soul of southern living. Steel Magnolias is a funny and heartbreaking look inside the lives of six southern women. $25. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm, Sunday: 3pm. Earl Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or visit www.earlsmithstrand.org January 19 The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda LIVE . 12:55pm. $22/adults; $20/seniors; $18/students; $15/ children. Merchants Walk Stadium Cinemas, 1301 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-560-1111 or www.georgiatheatrecompany.com/gtc-promotions.asp. Saturdays: January 19-February 23 Genealogy 101 presented by the Genealogy Society of Cobb County. 9:30am-12:30pm. Classes are free. Set of course materials (notebook with class handouts and a genealogy-related book) available for $35 by January 10 or $45 thereafter. First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info/to register: www.cobbgagensoc.org.

January 20 Bryan Adams. A rare opportunity for fans to see Brian Adams as they have not seen him before: solo-acoustic and intimate. $35-$69.50. 8pm. Cobb Energy & Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com. January 21 Martin Luther King Celebration. 9am. Free and open to the public. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Cobb County NAACP office, 770- 425-5757 or www.cobbnaacp.org. January 25-27 Special Olympics Georgia State Indoor Winter Games. Special Olympics athletes from around the state head to Cobb County for the Indoor Winter Games. More than 1500 athletes and 100 Unified Partners will compete in: artistic gymnastics, bowling, floor hockey, basketball, powerlifting and roller skating with over 500 coaches to guide them. Opening ceremony Friday, 7:30pm, at Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Various events at various locations. Free. More info: www.specialolympicsga.org or 770-414-9309. January 24 All About Nature Social Club monthly Dine and Discover potluck, 4th Thursday of every month. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together, don’t miss the 2013 Nature Club premier meeting. Guest speaker is Dusty Rumley. Dusty is a native Georgian and lifelong student of primitive artifacts and skills. Learn the basics of friction fire starting, what type of wood is best to use and how to construct a bow drill set. For ages 16 and up. 7-9pm. $10/non-members; $5/members. Free for Chattahoochee Nature Center volunteers and Master Naturalist Graduates. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org

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January 26 24th Annual Polar Bear Run featuring a flat course and an electronic “DAG” disposable chip timing system. Proceeds benefit the Johnson Ferry Student Choirs. The race will be held rain, snow or shine. 2K Fun Run: 8am. 5K Race: 8:30am. Cub Runs(ages 2-5): 9:15am. Register online (www.johnsonferry.org or www.active.com), by mail or in person (Johnson Ferry Baptist Church/770-795-3230; or Big Peach Running Co./770579-0444. No race day registration. 5K & 2K: $25 through January 18 or $30 thereafter. Cub events (ages 2-5): $20. Phantom Racer: $25 (no sweat-just T-shirt). Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Gary Jenkins, 678-795-0115 or pacesetr@bellsouth. net; Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 770-973-6561, or www.johnsonferry.org.

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Community calendar January 26 Cobb Chamber of Commerce 71st Annual Dinner. Black tie optional.6:30pm reception. 8pm dinner program and dancing. Tickets: $150 per person; $1,500 per Table of 10. Cobb Galleria Centre, John A. Williams Ballroom, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: Amy Goggins, 770859-2335 or www.cobbchamber.org. Pope Band Recycling Day. Recycle and do something good for yourself, the community and Pope Band. 9am-4pm. Will accept paint, metal, electronics and documents. Minimum donation: $10. TVs & CRTs: $15. Paint, up to 10 gallons: $15. Paper: $5 per file storage box. Will also pick up. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta. More info: www.popeband.com. January 27 Mah Jongg Tournament. Benefit for Etz Chaim Preschool. Play in the tournament or join in the beginner’s seminar. $25. Registration deadline: January 20. 1-4pm. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-977-3384 or www.etzchaim.net.

JANUARY 30 Writing a Winning Application Seminar. What happens after you get the letter that reads, “Congratulations! Your business has been nominated for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Small Business of the Year awards?” After rereading the letter and alerting your company about the nomination, what’s next? Completing the application is the next step between you and possible recognition as a Top 25 Small Business of the Year. The 2013 Small Business of the Year nominees are invited to attend the complimentary Writing a Winning Application seminar to go over important steps and techniques that have helped turn Small Business of the Year nominees into Small Business of the Year winners! 8 -10am. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta 30339. Register online at www.cobbchamber.org. More info: 770-980-2000. February 1 & 2 Clifford the Big Red Dog. It only takes a little to BE BIG! Celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary with this all new Emmy-nominated musical. $15.50-$30.50 plus applicable fees. Friday: 10am & 12pm, Saturday: 11am. Cobb Energy & Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.

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February 3 Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. 1-4pm, except when museum is closed. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. Free. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org. February 4-10 Winter Bird Seed Sale. Feed your feathered friends premium Coles birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC). Pre-sale orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Pre-purchase between February 4 - February 10. Pick up is at CNC February 15 - 17. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. February 9 22nd Annual Little Miss Cobb County Pageant sponsored by Miss Cobb County Pageant. Beauty titles will be awarded for Tiny Miss Cobb to Teen Miss Cobb plus a separate talent search for Talented Miss and Talented Teen. 9:30am-6pm. Southern Poly Tech, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378 or www.misscobb.com. February 10 Atlanta National College Fair. Students and parents can meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, two- and fouryear colleges and universities. Learn about admission requirements, financial aid, campus environment and discuss individual needs with onsite counselors. Free. Registration online encouraged. 12-4pm. Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B2, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, Atlanta. More info: www.nacacnet.org or 703-836-2222 or 800-822-6285.

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Financial Peace University Program Offered at Local Churches Financial Peace University (FPU), the 9-week program created by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than one million families positively change their financial future. This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. FPU is available for churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups. As they work on a Total Money Makeover, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18 to 24 months. “We’ve actually relieved ourselves of over $50,000 worth of debt in two years just from using these principles,” said Russ Lee, former FPU participant. Dave Ramsey began teaching FPU classes in 1994 every night around Nashville, Tennessee. In 1997, FPU was made available on video across the country with thousands of classes around the nation today. The program is made up of 9 life-changing lessons taught by Dave on DVD in a fun and entertaining way. “I like to put the cookies on the shelf where everyone can reach them,” says Ramsey. After each lesson the group meets to help each other plan budgets, discuss successes and temptations, and support each other in their journey to beat debt and build wealth. Topics covered include: • Saving for emergencies • Budgeting • Relationship and money issues • Buying big bargains • Getting out of debt • Understanding investments • Understanding insurance • Retirement and college planning • Buyer beware • Real estate mortgages • Careers and extra jobs. Each class participant needs a kit. Special rates are routinely available online at www.daveramsey.com or by calling 888-227-3223. Included in the cost of the kit is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any

class at anytime for a refresher course. The kit also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, audio lessons, budgeting forms and Ramsey’s best-selling book, Complete Guide to Money. “FPU classes are changing lives across the country every day,” says Louis Falzetti, executive vice president of Financial Peace University. “There is something for everyone in this program whether you are barely making ends meet, just trying to plan for retirement, or seeking to build wealth. No matter what your financial situation, you will find FPU to be the best motivational tool available across the nation to help you attain financial peace.” The first lesson is free! All you need to do is register to attend. If you want to continue, the cost is around $100 including materials. The following lists some classes starting this month in East Cobb County: >

Mount Bethel United Methodist Church 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068 Coordinator: Gayle Hayden Class Begins: January 23 | Wednesdays 6PM More info: 770-971-2880

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068 Coordinator: Derek Hughes Preview: January 13, 2013 at 4PM Class Begins: January 20 | Sundays 4PM More Info: 770-973-6561

Coordinator: Laura Brady Preview: January 9, 2013 at 6PM Class Begins: January 16 | Wednesdays 6PM More Info: 770-973-6561

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Mount Paran North Church of God 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta, GA 30062 Coordinator: Bob Turnbull Class Begins: March 3 | Sundays 4PM More Info: 770-578-9081

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Roswell United Methodist Church 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell, GA 30075 Coordinator: Kay Holmquist Class Begins: January 13 | Sundays 6PM More Info: 770-993-6218

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Spring Sports Registration Deadlines January 14 Deadline for St. Andrew Rowing Club registration. Ages 12-18. Meets at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell 30075. More info/To register: coach@standrewing.com or www.standrewrowing.com.

February 1 North Atlanta Soccer Association (NASA) offers a recreational youth soccer program for boys and girls ages 3-19. For additional program information and online registration, please visit our website at www.nasa-ga.org.

January 15 Deadline for East Side Baseball Association registration. Leagues play at Fullers Recreation Park, 3499 Robinson Road, Marietta 30068. More info/To register: www.eastsidebaseball.com

February 1 Deadline for Sprayberry Jr. Jackets Lacrosse. Ages 7-14. More info/To register: Pam, communications chair, 215512-3613 or www.jrjacketslax.com.

January 15 Deadline for Walton Jr. Lacrosse registration. Register at www.waltonjrlax.com January 18 Deadline for Kell Jr. Longhorn Lacrosse registration. Boys and Girls grades 1-8th grades. More info: www.kelllacrosse.com. January 20 Deadline for East Cobb Cheetahs running club.Meets at Wheeler High School, 375 Holt Road, Marietta 30068. Ages 5-18. More info/To register: 678-653-2282 or www.eastcobbcheetahs.com January 22 Deadline for Registration – Soccer, T-ball, Softball, Baseball, Flag Football and Volleyball. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-5280 or www.mtbethel.org. January 24 Deadline for Sandy Plains Spring Baseball Registration. Leagues play at Sweat Mountain Park and Harrison Park. After January 24th, there will be a $10 late fee for all registrants, including walk-ups registering January 26th. More Info/To Register: www.sandyplainsbaseball.com January 26 Deadline for East Marietta National Little League (EMNLL). Leagues play at Sewell Park, 2055 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068. More info/To register: www.eastmarietta.com. January 26 Deadline for Shaw Park Baseball. Ages: 5-17. Leagues play at Shaw Park, 845 Shaw Park Road, Marietta 30066. More info/To register: www.shawparkbaseball.com

February 4 Deadline for Upward Baseball & Softball (ages 4-13) registration. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/To register: 678-784-5317, or www.johnsonferry.org. February 8 Deadline for Cross Over Middle School Basketball registration. 5th-8th grade. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church,955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-784-5317, or www.johnsonferry.org. February 11 Deadline for Sandy Plains Softball program for girls 5-18, fast and slow pitch. Walk-up registration and Fun Day February 3, Sandy Plains Park, 2977 Gordy Parkway, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-281-7202 or www.sandyplainssoftball.com. February 12 Deadline for YMCA STRIKER Soccer registration. Ages 4-19. McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991 or www.ymcaregistration.com February 12 Deadline for YMCA Lacrosse registration. Boys 6-13. McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991 or www.ymcaregistration.com March 2 Deadline for Terrell Mill Softball Association (TMSA) registration. Recreational all-star travel and tournament teams for girls’ softball ages 4-18 in both fast and slow pitch. More info: www.tmsasoftball.org.

January 27 Deadline for Atlanta Jr. Rowing Association. Ages 12-18. Roswell River Landing, 245 Azalea Drive, Roswell, Georgia 30075. More info/To register: sgreenblatt09@gmail.com or www.ajracrew.org .

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Pet of the Month: Mya Submitted by Denise Johnson

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Breed: Shetland Sheepdog Age and Gender: 13-year-old female Favorite Food: Pup-Peroni Favorite Person: Our family Best Trick: Roll - Over (when she was a little younger!) Turn ons: Watching a squirrel run across the fence Turn offs: Baths Favorite Toy: Fluffy soccer ball Last seen: Sleeping somewhere on a cool floor What makes your pet so special: Mya was bred to be a show dog, but didn’t get big enough to show. We bought her and she had such a loving temperament that she became a Happy Tails pet therapy dog. She served for ten years visiting nursing homes bringing many smiles to people she visited. She was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure, so now she rides in a stroller when we walk our other sheltie “Sophie”.

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Cobb County Animal Shelter 1060 Al Bishop Drive • Marietta, GA 30060 770-428-5678 or 770-428-9882 www.humanecobb.org As a unit of the Department of Public Safety, the shelter is responsible for handling complaints in Cobb County regarding dangerous, stray, or dead animals and animal cruelty. Call for hours.

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Good Mews Animal Foundation 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A3 • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-CATS adopt@goodmews.org • www.goodmews.org A non-profit organization that operates a no-kill, cage-free shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Happy Tails Pet Therapy P.O. Box 767961 • Roswell, GA 30076 770-740-8211 www.happytailspets.org Members and pets brighten patients’ days at local health care facilities, social agencies and special needs programs. Humane Society of Cobb County 148 Fairground Street SE • Marietta, GA 30060 770-428-5678 or 770-428-9882 www.humanecobb.org Encourages the humane treatment of animals and proper care of pets. Offers animal control, humane education, library, lost and found, and adopt-a-pet program. Mostly Mutts 770-325-PETS • www.mostlymutts.org Contact: info@mostlymutts.org

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Tenth Annual Christmas party hosted by Oliver Halle and Don Jenacova, December 12 1 Karen Hallacy and Nathan Wade and Cobb Commissioner Joanne Burrell 2 Host Don Jenacova 3 Barry Scwartz, Josh Kenyon, Maria Rzeznik, and Wendy Alpine. 4 Host Oliver Halle Marietta Lions Club Christmas Party, December 13 5 Donna and Steve Cannon guests at the Marietta Lions Club Christmas party.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cookies By Design 3101 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-578-0200 Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm Sat. 10am-3pm Cookies by Design created the world’s first cookie arrangement more than 20 years ago and continues to provide customers with gift-giving arrangements of individually hand-decorated cookies for every occasion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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East Cobber Wins Award from NAACP East Cobb resident, Eric E. Jacobson, Executive Director for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), was recently honored by the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP for the work of GCDD and its signature concept, the Real Communities Initiative. Real Communities was launched in 2009 and provides cutting edge, intentionally inclusive activities throughout the State with ss Eric E. Jacobson a focus on projects that create opportunities for all people - with and without disabilities - to be fully engaged in the social life and civic development of their communities. Jacobson accepted the award at the 14th Annual Atlanta NAACP Jondelle Johnson Freedom Fund Dinner on November 3 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Rev. Lee C. Franklin, Religious Affairs Liaison, Chairman’s Office National NAACP, presented the award to Jacobson. “Because the brand of NAACP is so strong, there are many organizations that come to us with opportunities of partnership. We have to be very selective with those orga-

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nizations. Tonight, this award goes to Mr. Eric Jacobson, the leader of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, for Real Communities,” Franklin said. “We are proud to say we are working to be a part of this real community outreach.” Real Communities supports programs across Georgia that help people become better prepared to address a variety of issues that affect not only people with disabilities, but involve everyone in a community. Programs range from transportation to housing to community building efforts that bring people together in new ways. GCDD’S current Real Communities Initiatives include Refugee Family Services/Global Growers Network in Atlanta Clarkston area, City of Milton Better Together, Forsyth Farmers Market in Savannah, Centenary United Methodist Church in Macon, Korean Coalition in Atlanta, Gwinnett Gives Time Bank in the Atlanta area and the City of Fitzgerald. “I accept this award on behalf of the people in Atlanta, Georgia and communities throughout this country who are isolated, segregated and are not recognized for the value, gifts and talents they bring - these are often people labeled as having a developmental disability, Jacobson said. “Real Communities creates a bridge, a place where everybody can dance,” he continued. “Together, we can build places all over this city and state where the barriers come down and people want to stay and raise their children. “ The presentation of Jacobson’s award was preceded by a video overview of the Real Communities Initiative. To see the full version of Getting Real in Georgia and other videos in the GCDD video library, visit www.gcdd.org/ news-a-media/videos.html . In addition to Jacobson, other award recipients and honorees included Cynthia Bailey, The Bailey School of Fashion; Rashidah Jenkins, Radio One Incorporated; and Rev. Gerald L. Durley, Retired Pastor Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Monica Kaufman Pearson, WSB Television Atlanta, won the Legacy Award and Dr. Robert Threatt, Past President Atlanta NAACP, won the Presidents Award. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans. Learn more about the Atlanta Chapter at www.naacpatlanta. org. GCDD, a federally funded independent state agency, works to bring about social and policy changes that promote opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and their families to live, learn, work, play and worship in Georgia communities. A developmental disability is a chronic mental and/or physical disability that occurs before age 22 and is expected to last a lifetime. Visit www.GCDD.org for more information.

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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 40 days each year. As the new Georgia General Assembly gathers for the 2013 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 Sharon Cooper (R) District 41 Room 436 • State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: 404-656-5069 Fax: 404-651-5829 Email: sharon.cooper@house.ga.gov

Matt Dollar (R) District 45 Room 601 • Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Phone: 404-656-0254 Email: matt.dollar@house.ga.gov

John Carson (R) District 43 Room 607 • Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Phone: 404-656-0287 Email: john.carson@house.ga.go

Don Parsons (R) District 42 Room 401 • State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Office: 404-656-9198 Email: repdon@donparsons.org

State Senators - East Cobb County Steve Thompson (R) District 21 420-A State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: 404-656-0083 Fax: 404-657-9728 Email: sensteve82@yahoo.com

Judson Hill (R) District 32 421-D State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: 404-656-0150 Fax: 404-463-2535 Email: judson.hill@senate.ga.gov

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

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

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Health & Wellness Sixty 60-Second Tips to a Healthier You A minute goes by like that (finger snap), but it’s more than enough time to do something that will help you feel good.On any given day, we might not have an hour to go to the gym, 30 minutes to prepare a home-cooked meal, or 15 minutes to read. But who can’t find a minute here or there? There are many things we can do that are good for us that take 60 seconds or less. Don’t believe it? Take a minute to read this list of 60, all practically guaranteed to make you feel good almost instantly. Ready. Set. GO! 1. Drink a glass of water.

23. Do 60 jumping jacks.

2. Take 10 deep breaths.

24. Close your eyes and think of nothing.

3. Think of something you’re grateful for.

25. Listen to one good song.

4. Scratch your dog’s belly.

26. Sing along to one good song.

5. Pet your cat.

27. Dance to one good song.

6. Eat an apple.

28. Eat a tomato like it’s an apple.

7. Swivel your hips. 8. Shimmy your shoulders.

29. Give someone a minute’s worth of your undivided attention.

9. Write a thank-you note.

30. Make a cup of tea.

10. Call your parents.

31. Pay someone a compliment.

11. Do a yoga pose and hold it.

32. Pay yourself a compliment.

12. Sprinkle a spoonful of flaxseed in something you’re about to eat.

33. Jump rope.

43. Spin a hula hoop around your waist, neck, or each arm. 44. Read the first page of a new book. 45. Make a list of your five favorite movies. 46. Strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know. 47. Make a paper plane and launch it. 48. Take a multi-vitamin. 49. Do 10 squats. 50. Give yourself a temple massage. 51. Bend forward at the waist and hang.

15. Hug someone you don’t care for one bit.

My trainer knew 52. I Yodel. 53. Gargle. 34. Do 10 push-ups, on your knees if you could lose the weight 54. Try to balance standing on your tippy have to. 35. Do 10 sit-ups, crunches if you have to. long before I did.toes. 55. Eat a handful of berries.

16. Sign up for an art class.

37. Meditate.

13. Hug someone you love. 14. Hug someone you kinda, sorta like.

17. Balance on one foot for 60 seconds. 18. Balance on the other foot for 60 seconds. 19. Floss your teeth. 20. Schedule a complete physical. 21. Eat a handful of almonds. 22. Tell a joke.

36. Make a list of your five favorite songs.

My trainer knew I a window and take a breath of 56. Open fresh air. Even if it’s January. could lose the weight 38. Try a vegetable you think you don’t like. 57. Take off your shoes and walk barefoot. 39. Stretch and yawn, even if you’re not long beforeEven I did. if it’s January. sleepy.

58. Look up into the branches of a tree.

40. Read a poem. 41. Lie on the floor with your legs up a wall. 42. Call your congressman about an issue that’s important to you.

59. Send a check to a good cause. 60. Wash your hands.

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Seniors 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 listing of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

Blood Pressure Screening Thursday, January 3; Tuesday, January 15; Tuesday, January 22 10am – 12pm Ice Cream and a Movie: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Monday, January 14 1pm – 4pm Cost: $4 Cobb Residents, $5 Nonresidents Registration required, Limited Seating Hereis British cinema at its very best. In a wonderful story, British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. Enjoy some ice cream, popcorn and a trip to India!

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The History Corner : World Wonders Beyond Time Wednesday, January 16 10am – 12pm Free Registration Required The documentary is an awe inspiring testament to the human spirit. These wonders are tombs, temples, shrines and monuments; wonders sacred, mysterious and breathtaking to behold. Come learn about The Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat, Mount Rushmore, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge and The Taj Mahal. Join us for this amazing journey around the world, monument by monument. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Lecture Wednesday, January 16 2pm – 3pm Free Registration Required Learn all about the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta before the tour on February 6. Laurel Graefe, Senior Economic Policy Specialist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be here to present to us the ins and outs of the bank, their policies and duties. In her position at the bank, Ms Graefe directs inflation and energy market analysis for the research department and supports the Bank’s Regional Economic Information Network program and other duties. No More Excuses: Steps to Better Nutrition This Year Wednesday, January 23 11am – 12pm Free Registration Required. It’s the new year and you’ve vowed to be a healthier you. Then join Dr. Neil Sudano of Total Health Solutions to find out how you can bring your vision to life with easy to follow steps in improve your nutrition in 2013! Eye Health: Glaucoma Friday, January 25 11:30am – 12:30pm Free Registration Required Presented by Dr. Jack Manns of Mariette Eye Clinic.

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Seniors Senior Resources Here are some resources and contact information to help Cobb County senior citizens. The following information was pulled from the “Resource Directory” published by the Senior Citizens Council of Cobb County, a private non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for seniors in Cobb County.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

ADULT PROTECTIVE INTERVENTION Cobb County DFCS 325 Fairground Street • Marietta 30060 • 770-528-5000

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES Tommy Nobis Center 1480 Bells Ferry Road NE • Marietta 30060 • 770-427-9000

ELDER ABUSE & NEGLECT Adult Protective Intervention Cobb County DFCS 325 Fairground Street • Marietta 30060 • 770-528-5000

Cobb-Douglas Community Services Board 6133 Love St. SW • Austell 30168 • 770-819-9229 Marietta Mental Health Center 1650 County Services Pkwy • Marietta 30008 770-514-2422

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE Cobb County Transit Paratransit 463 Commerce Park Dr. • Marietta 30060 • 770-427-2222 Cobb Senior Services Demand/Response Transport 32 North Fairground St. • Marietta 30060 • 770-528-5364

Long Term Care Ombudsman Dept. Human Res • 2 Peachtree St. NW, #36-233 Atlanta 30303 • 1-888-454-5826

Sterling Estates Senior Living

Eyes on Elders www.eyesonelders.com • 877-460-5578, ext. 83

INCOME SECURITY

Independent & Assisted Living

Cobb County DFCS 325 Fairground Street • Marietta 30060 • 770- 528-5000 Social Security Adminstration 1415 Franklin Road SE • Marietta 30067 • 770- 859-0123

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL Atlanta Regional Commission Division of Aging Services 40 Courtland St. NE • Atlanta 30303 • 404-463-3100 Cobb Senior Services 32 N. Fairground Street • Marietta 30060 • 770- 528-5364

LEGAL SERVICES Cobb County Bar Assn Lawyer Referral Service 770-424-7149 Cobb County Probate Court 32 Waddell Street • Marietta 30060 • 770-528-1900

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Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County Advocates for 55+ Population The Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County was formed in 1973. It is a tax-exempt membership based organization, sponsored by Cobb Senior Services, whose primary function is to further the common good and general welfare of Cobb County adults over the age of 55. It now oversees the activities of approximately 50 clubs and over 3,500 individual members. Other organizations striving to meet the needs of seniors in the community consider the Council as a role model in Georgia.

Additionally, the Senior Council takes on projects to promote senior issues within the community. Recently, the Council sponsored many popular programs such as the Vial of Life, Medical Information Cards, Resource Directory, SafeAmerica, as well as offering annual scholarships to students enrolled in Gerontology programs through the College of Continuing Education, CAREing Center, at Kennesaw State University. The following Cobb County residents are current officers for the Senior Citizen Council: President: Nysia Lanier 1st Vice President: Betty Sisk 2nd Vice President: Mary Francis McClellan Secretary: Harold Smith

The Senior Council participates on a delegate capacity in community organizations such as Co-AGE, Atlanta Regional Commission Task Force on Aging, and Cobb Services for the Elderly. By providing a forum for communication, the Council creates the vehicle to encourage seniors to stay involved in the community and to have a voice on aging issues. It also provides encouragement by awarding Community Awards for outstanding seniors and community leaders at a luncheon held annually.

Treasurer: Open

The Bulletin, a monthly newspaper published by the Council, provides space for the Senior Centers to advertise schedules of events, activities, classes, and inform the senior of current events and legislation pertinent to their interests and age.

Neighborhood: Naomi McCant

East Cobb Delegate: Pat Brown CF Poole Delegate: Connie Hotaling North Cobb Delegate: Open West Cobb Delegate: Pat Hutto Delegate-at-Large: Nettie Roberts Delegate-at-Large: Ruth Salley For more information on the Senior Council or membership, please call 770-528-1447. If you are interested in joining the Senior Council please complete the form below, mail it and the proper dues amounts to the address listed on the form.

Senior Citizen Council Membership Form (For New Members Only)

Date: _________________________ Name: _________________________________________________ Spouse: _____________________________ Address: ________________________________________________ City/Zip: ____________________________ Phone Number: ____________________________ Email: __________________________________________

Annual Membership includes: Individual: $10.00

Member/Spouse: $15.00

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Club Calendar AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881 or doule37uga@comcast.net. American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Cobb County. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. Does not meet in July & August. More info: Bonnie Williams, 770-971-6130. American Needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Cobb Public Library, Mountain View Branch, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-394-0065. Anne Hathaway Garden Club. Third Wednesday of the month (except July and August). Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: Charlene Robinson, 770-971-7786.

Atlanta World War II Roundtable. Third Thursday (Sept-June) of the month. 11:30am. Petite Auberge Restaurant, North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road, Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579 or jkovach2000@yahoo.com. “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or http://consciousness.meetup.com/203. Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Award-winning 50 voice, male, 4-part a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264, fehrach@aol.com, or www.bigchickenchorus.org. Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5 thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717.

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

Business Breakfast Networking of East Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Second Tuesday each month. 8:15-9:30am. C’est Moi/ Café Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-2830 or Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net.

Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy League. Second Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Navy Recruiting District HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410, Smyrna. Membership open to all civilian and retired military with an interest in supporting our men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and associated youth programs. More info: 678-234-2310 or campbellfc@comcast.net.

Business Network International (BNI). Tuesdays. 7:30-9am. BNI is an international networking organization with chapters throughout the Atlanta area. My Friend’s Place, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Karley Barber, 770-977-2383 or karley@comcast.net. Children of The American Revolution (C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of Cobb communities. All children ages 1-18 invited. More info: B. Schilling, 770-643-1010.

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Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems.com. Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108, or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274. Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbgagensoc.org or ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org. Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org. Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. Second Thursday of every month. 11:30am. Luncheon reservations required. Freeman-Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Rd., Smyrna. Contact: Carolyn Wilson, clw770@bellsouth.net or 770-427-6840. Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill and ability levels are welcome. First and 3rd Monday of each month. 7-9pm. Marietta Enrichment Center, American Business Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Pkwy, Marietta. More info: www.cobbphotosociety.com or info@cobbphotosociety.com. Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Tuesday, every month. 7pm. Cobb GOP Office, 799 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Neva Lent 443324-5522. Colored Pencil Society of America. Atlanta District Chapter 107. First Monday of the month. 7pm. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy Guerine, 678-354-3590. Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445. Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-943-6979.

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

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

Invite a guest to join you.

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

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Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Dances on 2nd and 4th Friday each month. 8-10:30pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-7210, dudesndarlins@comcast.net, or www.dudesndarlins.com. East Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters and non-boaters are welcome. First Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Free admission. Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-364-3036 or noeyf1@bellsouth.net. East Cobb Business Association. Luncheon and featured speaker. Third Tuesday each month. 11:30am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, susan.hampton@lionbank.com, or www.eastcobbba.com. East Cobb Civic Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206 or www.eastcobb.net. East Cobb Civitans. Second and 4th Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at The Olde Town Athletic Club (behind Tuesday Morning & Sports-O-Rama), 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info 770-578-9901. East Cobb Community Friends for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings are in members’ homes and vary each month. We work to benefit CHOA with fund raisers and service projects. More info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882, or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510. East Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. 6pm Social. 7pm – Program. Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale, 770-715-1218 or tbarksdl@aol.com. East Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every Wednesday evening. 7pm. Paradise South of the Border, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or edwardjohnsjewelers@yahoo.com. East Cobb Lions Club. Second and 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Side Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow, 770-955-6914. East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings, 11:00am. If you are 50 or older, play a musical instrument and have been looking for a great place to make music, come join up! Great people and good music! To learn more go to our website, ecnhb. com or email webmaster@ecnhb.com.

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Club Calendar East Cobb Open Networking. Professional Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-9am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. Free. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711 or drtim02@yahoo.com. East Cobb PowerCore Team. A business referral network. Every Thursday. 7-8:30am. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan, 404-572-1278. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or dschwall625@hotmail.com.

Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. More info: www.cobblp.org or call 770-795-1331 Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094. Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230.

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

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

Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: www.georgiaperennial.org.

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

Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Kalish, 770-298-9966.

Marietta VFW Post 2681. Dinner with VFW Ladies Auxiliary. First Thursday of the month with separate meetings following dinner. 6:15pm. 140 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www.vfwpost2681.org

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

MOMS Club of Marietta North. First Wednesday of the month. 10am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887.

Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org.

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

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)Cobb County Chapter. Fourth Monday of the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & dinner. Windy Hill Marriott Hotel, Marietta. More info: Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876. Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post 976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am. Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456.

Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Thursdays, 10am. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-9734705 or familybloom@gmail.com. Mothers and More, East Cobb Chapter #270. Second Tuesday each month. 7:30-9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check website as schedule may vary: www.mmeastcobb.homestead.com.

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Second Wednesday of each month. 11:30am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.More Info: 770-973-2834. Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third Tuesday each month. 10am. Various social activities throughout the month for those new to Cobb County or just looking for new friends and activities. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-234-5068 or newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com. North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club. Third Monday of the month. 7pm. Chicago’s, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell (corner of Johnson Ferry & Shallowford). More info: www. northmetromultiples.org. North Metro Women’s Connection. Second Wednesday of each month. 11am-1pm. Part of Stonecroft Ministries reaching out to the unchurched women in the area. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-335-6013. Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: www.cantonroadba.org.

Peach State Depression Glass Collectors’ Club. Second Tuesday of month except December. Guests welcome. 6:30 Social; 7pm meeting. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More Info: psdgc. com Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers. org. SACS (Singles and Couples Social Events). Weekly dancing for singles and couples. No membership fees, just friends making new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn, Angel-GA@comcast.net Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32 N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. Visitors welcome. More info: www.songofatlanta.com or 770-509-0322. Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (SeptJune). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or guzy@mindspring.com.

Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples (formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples), a parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc. Second Monday of each month (except December). 7pm. North Metro Church, 2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-404-0034 or www.nowamom.org.

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

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

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

Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-0768 or pwpchapter698.org.

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support Groups A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@comcast.net. Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Room 334, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Men and women welcome. More info: 678-5784888 or info@voicetoday.org. Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483. Al-Anon Family Group. 7pm. Teens 13 and older welcome. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Paulette L., 678-551-2433. Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Support Group. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Christa McLain, 770-509-2914. Alzheimer’s/Caregiver Support Group Meeting. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to family members who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Free respite care is provided for your loved one while we meet. Aloha to Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More information or to RSVP 678-439-1177. Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:3011:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net. Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.

Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the month (NovemberFebruary) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. The Warehouse, 1st Presbyterian Church, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579, or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084, or visit www. fpccareersintransition.wordpress.com Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Wednesday of the month. 4:30-5:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420. Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368. Compassionate Friends for grieving parents, grandparents, and siblings. First Tuesday of the month. 7 pm. First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or 404-539-4287. Email: kathzkel@yahoo.com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com; www.tcfmarietta.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. Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: visionsanew.org. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose Lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390.

East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parental Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:00 pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (Room B109) on Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie Suttle, 404-368-9394, east-cobb@ chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300. Emotions Anonymous, a fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building, Roswell. More info: 70-330-1991. Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111,angie@focus-ga.org,or www.focus-ga.org. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Support Group for those who have had a family member, friend or other loved one pass away. First Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: kathzkel@yahoo.com. JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent and Significant Others). For Jewish members of 12 Step groups. 7-8pm, first and third Tuesdays of every month except on Jewish holidays. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta, in the library. More info: 770-928-2523 or teshuva@aol.com. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Wednesday except holidays. 12 noon. Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959. Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-956-0318 or 678357-3661 or www.mariettamoms.com

Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.themotherscircle.org. Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS). Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place where moms can come to build friendships and receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@gmail.com.  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Family Support Group for families who have loved ones struggling with mental illness. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 7-8:30pm. Hillside United Methodist Church, Second Floor, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. More info: 770-928-2762. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. MondayWednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchildministries.org. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Second Sunday each month. 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: First Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s? You are not alone. You and your caregiver are welcome as we learn how to cope and live with the diagnosis. Helpful tips and resources provide comfort and encouragement. More info: 678-439-1177. Widowed Helping Others (WHO) . First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell road, Marietta. More info: Ann’s Pastoral Care, 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Widow-to-Widow Grief Support Group. Every Monday. 7-8pm. Free and open to public. McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: Stacey Dougherty, s.dougherty@bellsouth.net.

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Let Us Tell Your Story! Dermatology Affiliates Welcomes Dr. Abbott to East Cobb As the days grow shorter in the fall and winter months, now is the perfect time to begin a reparative skin care regimen to correct unfortunate summer sun damage. This process is now easier than ever, because Dermatology Affiliates recently added Cynthia Abbott, M.D. to its practice. Known for their focus on patient care, the phys Cynthia Abbott, M. D. sicians at Dermatology Affiliates see patients for any condition impacting skin, nails or hair. They specialize in diagnosing and treating skin cancer. They also treat acne, psoriasis, eczema and removing warts or moles.

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Dr. Abbott has always felt at home in two worlds, the world of science and the world of art. It’s part of what draws her to the field of dermatology, where you need both skills to bring out healthy and beautiful skin. “I feel like all my life I have been trying to combine those two,” Dr. Abbott says. “In college I majored in both art and biology. I got my master’s in Medical Illustration and I did a fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology. I am a very visual person. Any treatment that I do for a patient, I would want to be aesthetically pleasing.” The visual appeal may have been what started Dr. Abbott’s interest in dermatology. But what keeps her going is the variety of people she gets to help.

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Following in the footsteps of her beloved grandmother’s retail store in Indiana, East Cobb resident Laura Fanoe is opening a boutique full of upscale jeans, cute little tops, accessories, and unique gift items. Laura gave her shop the same name as grandma’s shop, The Hub Boutique “The Center of Fashion”, as the ultimate nod to grandma. She says, “My grandmother and I were best friends.” The Hub is still a family affair, as Laura’s mother-in-law, Dorris, family members, and her best friend are helping out.

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Dr. Abbott also completed an internship in Pediatrics at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. And as such, she feels she has expertise in Pediatric Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology. “What I mostly love about dermatology is the multigenerational factor,” Dr. Abbott says. “I love that I see kids and World War II vets in the same day.”

To get the most out of your partnership with your dermatologist, Dr. Abbott recommends understanding your medical needs. “Be educated, know your own medications, and know your medical history,” she says. “I like to work together to treat your diseases and concerns.”

Walking Hair Artnative, I wanted to give local women Asinto a Marietta (and men) to great designer clothing withby Christine makesthe youaccessibility feel the hassle time consuming commute. I want The Hub you’re out visiting a friendofrathbe your “go to” store when you are in need of er thanBoutique getting atohaircut. wardrobe/attitude pick-me-up,” shares Laura. Stylist aChristine Rhodes Hub Boutique opens for business November 3, just has recentlyThe moved her in time forofcolder business to one the 12weather and the search for holiday gifts! and of all ages will be able to find high-end privateMen suites in women Sola Salon jeans at The Hub. Laura had both normal and a-bit-heavier Studios, which is located in people try Cobb. on different jeans, until she found the best the heart of East brands to carry: jeans that make everyone look great!  She

Brilliantly lit idea with is to have something for everybody…to said, “The ceiling[have to floor windows, find the perfect fit.” customers] Christine’s At cozy corner of The Hub Boutique, you can shop for upscale, wellthe world you with cut provides jeans or lower-priced gifts. Explore not just shades of just the placedenim, for what she indigo but several other color options. NYDJ, the calls “personal pampering.” newly re-branded Not Your Daughter Jeans, are available. Dermatology Affiliates is located at store everything from the cleaner-looking Henry It’s all The about youcarries – no waits Christine 4939 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 106-A, acrossRhodes from the & no Bellscuffling to the very ing and fromtrendy look of True Religion. Parkaire Shopping Center. For more information, chair chair. The suite gives you privacy and herare undivided visit www.dermatologyaffiliates.com or to call 404-816-7900 “We incorporating San Diego Hat Company merattention. chandise…including a really cool scarf that has a pocket,”

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said Laura. A hair color specialist and stylist, Christine hasAnother been in unique item is a soy candle that makes a warm wax you rub on your hands, as a kind of lotion. the business for 25 years. For the past 13 years, she worked www.eastcobber.com Who knows what other cute things you might find? Check at Van Michael’s Salon in Sandy Springs. Wanting to branch out The Hub Boutique at Merchant’s Walk shopping center, out on her own, Christine was looking for both freedom andRoad, Suite 140, in Marietta/East Cobb. 1311 Johnson Ferry flexibility. “I want to be flexible for my clients,” Rhodes. Visit theirsays stylish and very informative website at www. “When you work for a large salon, someone else is handling TheHubBoutique.com your schedule, and the products you use are chosen for you. Now I can offer better scheduling and product choices. The privacy of the suite also gives my clients a personal experience.”

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Christine considered her current customer base when searching for a new location. The new Johnson Ferry address is convenient for her East Cobb customers. For the Sandy Springs customers, she is just a few miles north of her previous location. Appointments are available on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Christine emphasizes that she is flexible in her scheduling, with Thursdays designated for late appointments. Hair Art by Christine is located at 1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite #100, Studio #127, in East Cobb. (The studios are directly behind Goldberg Bagel Company and Deli.) To schedule an appointment, call 678-794-5162.

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