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On the Cover

We East Cobbers live in a bubble. A bubble full of success stories. Of new cars and summer vacations. Of wealth and health. East Cobb

This month, the EAST COBBER commemorates the 25th anniversary of

residents have some of the highest income

Choi Kwang Do by featuring Marshall

levels in the metro Atlanta area, in the state

Pereira and Dr. Mary Galinski, owners

of Georgia, and in the United States. Drive

of the East Cobb Choi Kwang Do, and

around East Cobb and one cannot help but notice the expensive cars, subdivision after subdivision of beautifully landscaped homes, and other symbols of wealth. This edition features

Founder Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi. Choi Kwang Do teaches practical

our third annual Home and Garden Guide. This special section (pages 20-27)

self-defense skills and helps students

features local resources and advice to improve and protect our precious

achieve a greater level of health and

investment, our home. We also spotlight East Cobbers who are recognized

well-being. Grandmaster Marshall

for their style (see page 15), love of handmade crafts (see page 18) and the women who share the joy of quilting (see page 54). In this East Cobb bubble, we lose sleep over private school admissions, SAT points, waist size and broken iPhones. Yet, there is life outside our bub-

Pereira, Master “P,” is an 8th degree Black belt and co-owner of the East Cobb location. Founder Grandmaster

ble. There are people who are awakened in the night to gunshots, to an

Kwang Jo Choi is hosting a seminar

avalanche of tears, to the breaking of hearts. There are kids who are given

on March 31 at the Cobb Galleria to

no chances, no opportunities, no snuggles. There are people who are lost, failed, trampled upon by broken families and systems and hopes. Many East Cobbers, through their clubs, churches, synagogues, schools and through their own individual efforts, break through the bubble and help those “outside the bubble”, “OTB”, if you will allow me the pun(!). This edition of the EAST COBBER as well as our past publications,

celebrate the 25th anniversary of Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International. A 9th degree black belt, Grandmaster Choi also will be

features those East Cobbers that give back to our community and help

celebrating his 70th birthday at this

those in need—from the East Cobb women who flip houses and give

event. When he demonstrates different

the profits to help the homeless and the hungry (see page 18), to the

techniques, Grandmaster Choi is

Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club that held a Valentine’s fundraiser for local charities (see page 12) as well as the PTA leaders promoting

astonishing to watch. “He generates

family-school partnerships (see page 8). The Club Calendar and Support

so much power and is full of energy,

Groups pages are full of groups that come together on a regular basis

especially for someone his age. He’s

to help those in need. It is also gratifying to hear that many of you have

a true inspiration to others,” says

responded to EAST COBBER stories by donating money or giving your time or passing along a piece of information to help those in need. That’s what this magazine is all about! Consider the EAST COBBER an idea book and/or catalog on how East Cobbers are bursting their bubbles!

Grandmaster Pereira. Read more about the benefits of Choi Kwong Do for all ages on page 6-7. To register for the seminar or classes, visit www.choikwangdo.com or call 770875-5157. East Cobb Choi Kwang Do is located at 4994 Lower Roswell Road, in Suites 18 & 19 in Marietta/East Cobb.

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East Cobb Choi Kwang Do Celebrates 25 Years Recently, there was a ceremony at the Choi Kwang Do location in East Cobb. Fourteen students were tested for a new belt, which means they have mastered their current level and are ready for a new challenge. The most impressive part of the ceremony was that three of the recipients were a mom and her two teen children. Because it’s low-impact, this is one sport a family can do together. In the same class session, an 8-year-old worked out alongside a 73-year-old woman, her sister and daughter. The two older women spoke limited English but were energized after their session and could easily convey the benefits Choi Kwang Do has already brought to them. “The practice of the movement and the repetition wakes up your bones,” says Lucia Serrato. Her sister Maria likes the physical movements of punching and kicking and shares that she is getting stronger and more flexible every day. The growing popularity of Choi Kwang Do is an indication that it’s a great way for anyone to increase their cardiovascular endurance, physical strength, flexibility and confidence.

What is Choi Kwang Do? After many years of research and study, Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi developed Choi Kwang Do in the 1980’s and has made it the most effective martial arts system in the world. Choi Kwang Do is based on natural, easy-to-learn, sequential movements to maximize the body’s ability to create force while improving overall health. The program is based on modern scientific principles of anatomy, physiology, psychology, kinesiology, neuropsychology and biomechanics. Unlike other martial arts, Choi Kwang Do is not designed for competition and does not have the intensity of sports training. The system is meant for the average individual who wants to learn real-life, practical self-defense skills and achieve a greater level of health and well-being.

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Because it’s a noncontact, nonfighting, noncompetitive art that stresses mental, physical, emotional and social development, Choi Kwang Do promotes nonviolent resolutions to conflict. With competition removed, students can continually develop—not against each other, but with each other. With a progressive system from White belt to highest level of Black belt, Choi Kwang Do always offers something new and challenging to learn, experience and enjoy.

Everyone is Welcome at Choi Kwang Do One of the benefits of Choi Kwang Do is that it is appropriate for all ages. Students range in years from 3 to 90, and some instructors are over 70. The primary goal of the workouts is to prevent or reduce illness and disease and to promote optimum health and longevity by minimizing degeneration of body and mind. Choi Kwang Do provides a lot of life-long benefits when practiced at an early age and throughout life. Through Choi Kwang Do, children learn goal-setting, perseverance and self-discipline. They also learn how to defend themselves with confidence and without fighting. Choi Kwang Do classes are a fun and challenging way for children to stay active during the week. The facility even provides free birthday parties for kids.

Choi Kwang Do in East Cobb Choi Kwang Do schools are expanding worldwide. East Cobbers are fortunate because we are close to the founder (Choi Kwang Do was founded in Kennesaw), and Grandmaster Marshall Pereira is co-owner of the East Cobb location. Known as Master “P,” Pereira is an 8th degree Black belt, and his warm, enthusiastic manner encourages everyone to strive for their personal best. Co-owner Mary Galinski, Ph.D., is a professor in Emory University’s School of Medicine who was hooked on the

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philosophy behind Choi Kwang Do when she first met Pereira and Choi at a meeting to discuss malaria prevention. Dr. Galinski has seen firsthand the benefits of Choi Kwang Do. “When I was in my 30s and 40s, I was feeling middle-aged. Through Choi Kwang Do, I feel like I reversed the aging process at the age of 54. Even though I work behind a desk all day, I now feel stronger and more energetic because of my workouts,” she says. One of the benefits of Choi Kwang Do is that if you can’t make a class, you can do the movements anywhere. Dr. Galinski travels with her job but can keep up her training while on the road. Dr. Galinski is a teacher at the East Cobb location and works out every day if possible. Choi Kwang Do translates into her work life as well. “I now take on professional and personal challenges with a Black belt mentality,” she says.

Choi Kwang Do Celebrates 25 Years To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International, Choi is conducting a seminar on March 31 at the Cobb Galleria. Students and instructors are invited to see performances and train with the founder of the art. This will also be the first time in Choi Kwang Do history that students have the opportunity to sign up for individual and team contests to demonstrate their talents.

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A 9th degree Black belt, Grandmaster Choi also will be celebrating his 70th birthday at this event. When he demonstrates different techniques, Grandmaster Choi is astonishing to watch. “He generates so much power and is full of energy, especially for someone his age. He’s a true inspiration to others,” says Pereira. The East Cobb Choi Kwang Do location offers evening classes Monday through Friday and day classes on Saturdays. If you are interested in becoming stronger, both physically and mentally, Choi Kwang Do might be the sport for you and your family members. Check out their new location at 4994 Lower Roswell Road, Suites 18 and 19, Marietta, 30068. The seminar is open to the public and it is free to attend and watch. You are also invited to meet the founder Grandmaster Choi in person at the East Cobb location on Sunday, April 1, for the grand opening. To sign up for the 25th anniversary seminar or to take a free class, visit www.choikwangdo.com or call 770-875-5157. www.eastcobber.com

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PTA Setting Standards for Family-School Partnerships By Jena Ritchie, East Cobb County Council , PTA Family Engagement Chair February 16, 2012, marked an important day in education. Parents, administrators and community partners from all over Georgia gathered in Athens to participate in the first ever Statewide Conference on Family Engagement. This remarkable endeavor was unanimously adopted in late 2010 and is a new collaborative partnership between the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia PTA for parents and educators. Nearly fifty specialized workshops were offered by field experts covering topics ranging from Early Reading and Starting with a Strong Foundation to Internet Safety and Drop-Out Prevention with many more heavy hitting lectures in between, all aimed at the ideal of developing successful strategies to support public school programs that empower students and engage families. Keynote speakers shared their expertise on current research, personal experiences and reported findings of pilot programs. The message of the need for supporting strong parent-student-teacher relationships has been well received and is well documented. PTAs in Cobb County, as well as across the country, are implementing programming that bolsters the Six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. These are: Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued,and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.

Standard 2: Communicating effectively Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning. Standard 3: Supporting student success Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively. Standard 4: Speaking up for every child Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success. Standard 5: Sharing power Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families, and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs. Standard 6: Collaborating with community Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation. There is a compelling call rippling out in our communities for us to fully embrace this powerful initiative beginning with small steps at home. There are simple things all parents can do to improve their family’s school experience, like keeping personal contact information current, setting priorities that support academic achievement and actively participating in school parent-teacher conferences. Additionally, PTAs can identify a parent or teacher volunteer to serve as Family Engagement Chair who will collaborate with administration to support the school’s educational objectives. It’s worth noting that this action may look different in different schools. Each school determines academic performance and other priorities according to multiple factors. Whether the plan is to emphasize reading, language arts, math, or science, the goal of Family Engagement is to create more opportunities for families and schools to work together to support these defined objectives. Article written by Jena Ritchie, East Cobb County Council PTA Family Engagement Chair. Jena is married with two school-aged children. She’s lived in Metro Atlanta a cumulative of ten years, having resided in East Cobb County for seven of them.

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Unity North Atlanta Church Builds Bridges, Not Walls


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Principles of acceptance, community, diversity, spirituality and service mark the community of East Cobb’s Unity North Atlanta Church in Marietta. They focus on welcoming people from all walks of life. “We honor all paths to God that teach love,” said the Rev. Richard Burdick, Unity North’s spiritual leader. “We are about building bridges of understanding between people.” Unity North opened its 8.5-acre campus on Sandy Plains Road in East Cobb in 2000, and Burdick joined the church five years ago. Unity North is affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries, which was founded in 1889 by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in Kansas City, Mo., after the pair became convinced of the healing power of prayer. Unity is positive and practical Christianity and is more a way of life than a religion, according to Burdick. “We seek to apply the principles taught and demonstrated by Jesus in a practical way,” Burdick said. “We teach that the same state of Christ consciousness that Jesus achieved is also available to each one of us.” East Cobb resident Tricia Molloy has been a member of Unity North for nearly 20 years. While serving on the board there, she wrote “Divine Wisdom at Work,” a book on how to apply universal principles in the workplace. “All the principles that I write and speak about—like using affirmations, living on purpose and expressing gratitude—are promoted in the Sunday messages and throughout this positive, supportive community. Unity North feeds my soul and reminds me to make conscious choices.” Burdick said that the diverse and eclectic community at Unity North is interested in gathering wisdom from many different sources, which is why they invite special guests to share their unique perspectives with the church. Unity North recently hosted the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, who created a sacred medicine 10 March 2012

Buddha Mandala sand painting and performed temple dances and music. On March 17 at 7 p.m., the church hosts a New Thought Revival featuring Bishop Carlton Pearson, author of “Gospel of Inclusion,” which emphasizes multi-cultural dialogue and common respect for all faith disciplines. Pearson’s book confronts the Christian church’s exclusivity as being inconsistent in spirit with the teaching of Jesus. The revival includes music from the Unity North choir, Grammy winning artist Faith Rivera, Ryan Almario’s band, Last 5 Standing and the Emerson Drummers. Burdick said that Unity North, where the average attendance is between 400 and 550 on Sundays, is a place where “the rubber meets the road” in spiritual living and practical Christianity. Unity North offers children’s programs, classes and service opportunities that support the church’s mission to extend love to the surrounding community. Children’s programs, including Kidz Church, Uniteens and Youth of Unity, are designed to teach spiritual principles in a God-centered, joyful, loving, respectful and safe environment. Classes and gatherings available at Unity North include yoga, meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, bible interpretation, metaphysics, contemplative prayer, dances and drumming circles. “We are a very welcoming church, and our community honors diversity of spiritual perspectives,” said Burdick. “We have a sincere desire to connect at the level of spiritual oneness, and that is love.” Unity North is located at 4255 Sandy Plains Rd. in Marietta/East Cobb. Unity North invites the community to attend Sunday services in its sanctuary at 9:15 or 11:15 a.m. They also offer a Sunday service in Spanish at 11:15 a.m. in the Peace Chapel and a contemplative Wednesday evening meditation service in at 7:30 p.m. To learn more about Unity North Atlanta Church, contact them at 678-819-9100 or visit their web site at www.unitynorth.org.

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Carol Doherty and Janice Kloess, owners of DK College Consultants If you have a high school student, Carol Doherty and Janice Kloess just may need to be added to your “favorites” list on your cell phone. These East Cobb partners opened the doors to DK College Consultants in January 2012 fully prepared to help your student navigate the complicated, often stressful task of finding the right college. In doing so, they can save you time and money, cutting through the red tape of academia and streamlining the effort involved in testing, applications, deadlines, and research. Both CPAs, Doherty and Kloess met through previous business ventures and decided in 2011 to form DK College Consultants. According to Doherty, the initial idea grew from her experience in researching colleges with her sons. “As tennis players, both my kids were interested in playing in college,” she says. “With that in mind, we started with a list of 40 colleges to research. All the websites were different, so finding the comparative facts we needed was quite difficult — to the point of becoming stressful.” Although Kloess’s children are younger, she has already experienced firsthand the complex web of information that students face today. “Just in attending open houses for my high school freshman, I have found the volume of information to be overwhelming,” Kloess relates. Doherty notes that the search and selection process has become more complicated over the years. There are more than 4,000 colleges in the United States and finding the “best fit” takes a great deal of research. The goal of DK College Consultants is to help each individual student successfully find the right college fit for him or her. Based on assessment tests as well as in-depth student interviews, DK College Consultants considers the match from personal, academic, and financial viewpoints and then directs the student through his or her own research. Students are also presented with information on career opportunities so they can make more informed decisions. “As residents, we know how busy East Cobbers are,” says Doherty. “Our job is to help families lessen the anxiety involved in choosing a college. Once we begin working with a student, we share in the responsibility of the student’s college search, such as sending reminder emails for application deadlines or finding a SAT/ACT tutor.” DK College Consultants adheres to the premise that there is a secondary school for all students. “There is truly a college for everyone,” says Kloess. “It’s all about being proactive. The right fit for a particular student may not follow the traditional route or be considered the norm, but it’s just right for that student.” Because Doherty and Kloess do the footwork for you, they save you money in the long run. “Working with us pays for itself,” says Doherty. “We become a value-added resource, whether that is finding available scholarship money or helping you hone the choices, which, in turn, reduces the number of campus visits you make.” For more information, contact DK College Consultants at 678/353-6740 or visit the website www.dkcollegeconsultants.com. The business is conveniently located at 2876 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 250, in Marietta/East Cobb.

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Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club Valentine Gala The Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club (CPWC) hosted a Valentine Gala at the Atlanta Country Club on February 11. The annual gala featured spirited Live and Silent Auctions as more than 100 members and guests enjoyed cocktails, gourmet dining, and dancing. Their black tie event benefited MUST Ministries — Elizabeth Inn and the Nicholas House. A total of $20,000 was donated to these local non-profits. The CPWC is an organization of over 200 members and has been a primary ‘connecting point’ for outstanding women in the East Cobb Chattahoochee Plantation Community for over 40 years. The Club has a long and proud history of providing their members an expansive array of opportunities for social interaction through annual events, activities, interest groups, and special projects.

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Golden “K” Kiwanis Clubs Tee It Up for the Kids Kiwanis is a Native American word that means “we trade” or “we share our talents,” and members of The Marietta and Lost Mountain Golden “K” Kiwanis Clubs are doing just that – working together to put on a successful golf outing that will benefit local charities. The 17th Annual Youth Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm in Woodstock. Registration starts at 9:30am. Tee time is a shotgun start at 12pm. The $95 individual package covers greens fees, golf cart, lunch, and a gift bag. The price for a foursome is $380. 100% of proceeds benefit local youth organizations. Last year, over $26,000 was raised for distribution to deserving youth charities and programs of the Kiwanis Foundation and two Golden “K” Clubs. Kiwanis members have been hard at work using their connections and people skills to gain sponsors, secure raffle and auction items, and to also find golfers who might like to register to hit the links as an individual or as part of a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities vary and range from $125 to $1,000. Entries must be received by April 25 or before tournament is full, whichever happens first. Early registration is encouraged to insure a spot in the tournament. This tournament fills up early! Anyone who is interested in the Kiwanis Club’s golf tournament should call Gary Miller at 770-596-8906. Combined membership of the Marietta and Lost Mountain Golden “K” Kiwanis Clubs is over 200. Over 50,000 hours of community service were volunteered last year. The Marietta GK Club meets Thursday at 10am at the East Cobb Senior Center. The Lost Mountain GK Club meets at the same time at the West Cobb Senior Center. The major focus of Kiwanis lies in the support and development of youth. They actively sponsor Circle K Clubs in colleges, Key Clubs in local high schools, Builders Clubs in middle schools, Terrific Kids, K-Kids Programs, and Silver Pen Writing Contests in elementary schools. In addition, Kiwanians provide mentoring and story-time reading at area schools.

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East Cobber’s Home Fashions Featured in Magazines By Robin Moody

Lesley Steinberg

It’s raining this winter afternoon, but this yellow Cape Cod style house looks amazing. It’s the perfect front entrance; harlequin painted steps, a porch swing with comfy pillows and a red diamond paned front door. Walking inside is like walking into a magazine–maybe that is because East Cobb resident and interior designer, Lesley Steinberg, has been featured in them so many times. Her slipcovers were spotlighted in Creative Home, a Better Homes and Garden publication. In 2008, The Atlanta Journal Constitution put her house on the front page of the Home and Garden section. This past year, she was featured in the Cottage Home magazine. Everywhere you turn in Lesley’s house, you find a picture of a dog or a horse. “Even over the cupola above the garage is a copper Labrador Retriever weather vane. I love animals and ‘French and English Country’ is how I would define my style,” shares Lesley. “I am not persuaded by what goes in or out. Toile isn’t that popular right now but I love it and keep it in my home....I just like to make people happy and I want everyone to feel like that in their home.” Lesley Steinberg is a lifelong resident of East Cobb County. Married to Jon Steinberg, they have two children: Caroline, 10, and Chip, 4.


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East Cobber Named Honorary Style Maker by the American Craft Council Fine craft has always fascinated East Cobber Carr McCuiston. Decades ago, as a teenage student interested in unusual handcrafted art, she started working part-time at Signature Contemporary Craft, Atlanta’s premier fine craft gallery on Roswell Road. Quickly she learned the business from the ground up from legendary founder Blanche Reeves, and, years later, this East Cobb craft aficionado is now the second-generation owner of one of the oldest continuously-operated craft showcases of its kind in the nation. Today, Carr and her gallery are recognized nationally by craft collectors of ceramics, studio pottery, sculpture, glass, textiles and jewelry, and she has adopted many of her mentor’s traditions, such as the commitment to represent emerging artists and regularly host discipline-based and thematic exhibitions of work. Currently, Signature Contemporary Craft is hosting a show in support of the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. Everything at her shop is distinctive and handcrafted by contemporary American craft makers, and includes dinnerware, turned wood bowls, utensils, jewelry, quilts, furniture and more. “Carr is simply the interface for great craft and the Atlanta community,” said Jim Hackney, an Atlanta board member with the American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of contemporary craft. The American Craft Council is honoring Ms. McCuiston and eleven other arts-forward Atlantans as “Style Makers” around and during the ACC Atlanta Show, March 9–11th. Ms. McCuiston was chosen by the ACC from among nearly 50 suggested arts leaders, arts patrons, fine craft aficionados or trendsetters for the 2012 Style Makers campaign. Many of the chosen Style ss Carr McCuiston Makers champion craft, and value and invest in beautiful handmade objects. Each has deep understanding of the intimate relationship they enter into when they acquire an exquisite, handmade object, home, item of clothing, piece of music or even a meal. “Carr has an extraordinary eye,” said Jim Hackney. “She knows how to spot talent and encourages accomplished senior artists as well. Her interest in craft goes way

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beyond the business of running the most important craft gallery in the Atlanta region. She is always willing to teach anyone who comes into the Gallery about the artists, their processes and why their work is of highest quality,” said Hackney. “We are lucky to have her.” “I love the crazy fact that these artisans spend an unbelievable amount of time making that one perfect thing, and there will never be another one just like it,” said Ms. McCuiston. She incorporates fine craft into her everyday life. “I start the day by choosing which potter’s mug I will use for my morning coffee. My wedding ring is one-of-a-kind, designed and made by a local jeweler, and I collect and decorate my home with handmade pieces.” Ms. McCuiston’s support of the American Craft Council has been tremendous. She has served on the panel to select the artists at the ACC Atlanta Show, and for the second straight year, she is co-chairing the Preview Party on March 8 in support of both the ACC and the Hambidge Center. “The Preview Party is a great experience. It gives you a sneak peak at the fine craft, and a chance to really mingle with and get to know the artists, as well as other collectors in the metro area,” said McCuiston. The American Craft Council will honor its Style Makers during the Preview Party March 8 and throughout the Show at the Cobb Galleria, March 9-11. Now in its 23rd year, the three-day American Craft Council Show in Atlanta at Cobb Galleria Centre is the largest juried fine craft show in the southeast, featuring more than 200 master artisans from across the US. The Atlanta Show will feature works in several new specialty categories including “Men’s Department,” which showcases cool, handmade stuff for guys, and “Foodieware,” spotlighting unique utilitarian objects designed to flatter your fare. Also returning are the popular “Greencraft” and “Handmade Under $100” categories. Categories are designated in the Show Program and with signage in the artists’ booths. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.craftcouncil.org/atlanta. Watch a video about the Style Makers campaign here, http://vimeo.com/33749579.


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Project Halo: Renovating Homes to Help Charities by Molly Henson what we are doing. Everyone wants to do what they can to help, so they do a little extra or offer a free service.” Stokes’ and DeGraw’s good deed is definitely contagious. Seeing the inspiration abound, Stokes hopes, at the very least, that their project can “get people involved in long-term volunteering.” If you are interested in volunteering or seeing what you can do to help with this great cause, Stokes and DeGraw encourage you to go to The Atlanta Union Mission and SafeHouse Outreach websites. There you will find a volunteer form to complete that will get you started in lending a hand. Or you can go to their website, www.projectHALO.org. You can also “like” Project HALO: Helping and Loving Others on Facebook to get updates and additional volunteer opportunities. ss Paulette DeGraw and Julie Stokes

Flipping homes for a profit. Sounds like old news, right? Only Julie Stokes and Paulette DeGraw are not trying to get the biggest bang for their buck to benefit themselves. They are selflessly purchasing, renovating, and remodeling East Cobb homes only to turn around and give the profits to benefit charities in need. Project HALO (Helping and Loving Others) was started by Stokes and DeGraw in 2011. Their mission statement is “to purchase distressed houses, renovate them, and turn them into homes. 100% of the profits from the sale of these homes are used to help the homeless, the hungry, and those in need-both locally and internationally: men, women, and children.”

Julie Stokes was born and raised in East Cobb where her two daughters now attend Pope High School. Paulette DeGraw is the mother of five children and has lived in East Cobb since she was in high school. She also is the designer in charge of the remodeling of the Butternut house through her company, tigerlilydesigngroup.com. *Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight shelter and residential discipleship programs for homeless women and women with children.

Their first project was a Chimney Lakes subdivision home on Butternut Way. After the renovation, it has all the modern updates a homebuyer would be looking for while still managing to keep the sought-after colonial charm. The completion of their first renovation was punctuated by the home being listed on the FMLS on February 13th. This particular renovation’s profits will go to renovate My Sister’s House* at the Atlanta Union Mission and SafeHouse Outreach. Stokes says they hope to broaden their reach to other charities with future projects to include other missions, schools, and charities overseas. As if that’s not enough, their generosity is spreading. Stokes says her favorite part of the project is “seeing different contractors and workers come in and get excited about

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Faceoff for Annual Lacrosse Fest Raises Funds Five games, one field, and just one price of admission supporting a worthy cause – it all adds up to one unforgettable day of lacrosse. On March 17th, the Pope High School Stadium turf field will be the site of the 6th annual AJO4LAX Fest – the largest Georgia High School Association- (GHSA) sanctioned varsity lacrosse event of the season. This year’s match-ups feature ten highly rated area teams:

Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5

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Pace Academy vs. Wheeler HS Decatur HS vs. The Westminster School Roswell HS vs. Lambert HS Northview HS vs. Lassiter HS The Lovett School vs. Pope HS

Tickets are being sold at the door: $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. One ticket is good for admission to all five games. Proceeds benefit the Andrew Oswald Memorial Fund, Ltd. Oswald played attack for the Pope HS Greyhounds from 2002-2004. He wore jersey #4 and lacrosse was his passion. The Memorial fund was created in 2005 after Andrew was tragically killed in a single-car accident in Marietta. To date more than $100,000 has been raised and donated to provide scholarships, support the growth of local high school and youth lacrosse, and fund teen safe-driving initiatives in memory of Oswald and his love for the game. “We have expanded our mission this year to also include helping teens make the right ‘life’ decisions”, said Bruce Oswald, Andrew’s father and President of the Andrew J. Oswald Memorial Fund, Ltd. “We have lost too many lacrosse players over the last eight years to accidents, suicide, fraternity hazing and other incidents. Our goal is to work with area players, coaches and parents to help improve decision-making and communication.” Additional information on the AJO4LAX Foundation, the upcoming AJO4LAX Fest, scholarship applications, making a tax-deductible donation, as well as a full history of the Fund’s donations and grants can be found at www.ajo4lax.com.


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Home & Garden Guide Is this product safe to use around kids and/or pets?

Kelly & Steven Sanders Owners, Mosquito Squad of Marietta

We use only enough product to target a 2.5 milligram mosquito. Unlike mammals, mosquitoes lack enzymes to break down the product, which means we can use a very small amount strategically placed to achieve control of nuisance pests. In comparison, a small pet is about 6 kilograms (that’s 6 million milligrams or 2.4 million times as big). All we ask is that the treatment is allowed to dry.

What do you think about the new composite decking products? We prefer the new capped composite decking products (capped composite means the regular composite deck board has thin layer of PVC over the composite materials). This thin layer of PVC really protects the deck boards and provides a stronger, more color resistant and scratch resistant product. There are many decking products out there. At Decks & More, we prefer to use Timber Tech decking products or Azek Decking, a true PVC decking. At Decks & More, we look forward to serving you and your family. Our mission is simple: “We listen to the people we serve and serve them well.”

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How do I verify if a contractor is licensed and their company history?

Charlie Dallavalle Owner, Painting Plus, Inc.

I would recommend looking at the Georgia Secretary of State web site. You’ll want to dig deep to get an idea of his or her business history. This means requesting — and duly verifying — proof that he or she is currently state licensed, paying employees legally and carrying workers’ compensation, property damage and liability insurance. Membership with a reputable professional association is also a good sign. On a similar note, find out if the contractor has ever declared bankruptcy or if anyone has ever taken legal action against him or her.

Where is the best place to start when considering improvements to my outdoor space? For many, the best place to start is with an overall landscape plan. You can combine all of the features you would like to include regarding your hardscape like patios, play sets, outdoor kitchens or water features. Then integrate them into a cohesive plan for all of the new and existing landscape plantings. A well thought out plan is the key to a successful garden, especially one that you build in phases over a few seasons.

Evan Rogers Owner, Scapes

Does a swimming pool add value to a home?

Ron Coker Jr. President, Artistic Pools Inc.

The value of a pool is determined not only from the joy and pleasure that swimming provides, but how the pool structure itself aesthetically blends into the house and topography. If the pool area is properly designed and positioned, it becomes more than a body of water to swim in. It becomes an outdoor room of the house where family and guests can congregate. Outdoor fireplaces and kitchens as well as moving water effects like boulder waterfalls can all play a part in creating an integrated backyard environment. Value lies in the blending.

Framing photos and artwork can be so expensive! How can I display Abstract Letter Photography in a creative and inexpensive way? Instead of spending money on expensive large frames and matting, try framing your letters in individual 4”x6” frames and arranging them on a book shelf or picture ledge. You can get creative with frame styles and colors and can even change the frames seasonally if you wish! Note: All framing as shown in the photo (on the right) was done for under $3 a frame including materials!

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Home & Garden Guide Don’t Miss the Spring Atlanta Home Show! Mark your calendar for the 34th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show which will take place March 23-25 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Visitors will experience the season’s largest marketplace for home improvement products and services, featuring everything from flooring, window and door experts to home-cleaning products, lawn and garden specialists and everything in between. More than 350 exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions and give advice at this three-day event, and HGTV’s The Kitchen Cousins headline the Atlanta Home Show Stage. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlantahomeshow.com

Georgia Daffodil Society Annual Show Blooms at Chattahoochee Nature Center Kingfisher Hall will once again bask in the gold, yellow, white and pink glow of hundreds of daffodils as The Georgia Daffodil Society presents its annual show. Spreading the joy of growing daffodils and educating the public has been the core of this Society’s mission since its founding in 1954. Every year sees outstanding daffodils from a range of climates. Entries totaling nearly 500 blooms will come from Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. Many exhibitors grow hundreds of varieties, while others grow just a few. Newcomers, regardless of age, are encouraged to enter their blooms. You may enter your blooms on Friday, March 16th, from 12pm to 6:00pm and Saturday morning from 7:30am to 9:30am. The show is open to the public on Saturday, March 17th, from 10am to 5pm, and is included in general admission. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, darrinsdaffs@gmail.com, or www.chattnaturecenter

Roswell Woman’s Club 2012 Showcase Home Tour Presents Their 16th Annual Showcase Home Retired Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Mark Wohlers and his wife Kimberly invite you to Home Plate, the Roswell Woman’s Club 2012 Showcase Home. Destroyed by a fire in 2011, the Wohler’s family residence is now being rebuilt with a purpose. Home Plate has a legacy of gratitude for the Wohlers and through this fundraiser they are expressing their deep appreciation for the community who ‘came to bat’ during their tragedy. The 2012 Showcase Tour will be open April 29 through May 20, 2012, from 10am to 6pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 1pm to 6pm on Sundays. Ticket and tour information is available at www.roswellwomansclub.org. Through the past fifteen Showcase Home Tours, Roswell Woman’s Club, a volunteer service organization, has contributed over $1.6 million dollars to non-profit charitable organizations, educational scholarships, educational grants and special projects.

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Home & Garden Guide How do I clean up my garage and get things organized?

Scott Saffran, MBA, CSA Owner, The Garage Dude

If your garage has gotten to the point where you can’t find anything, can’t park your car inside or gives you stress every time you look at it, it is time to call a garage professional. When focusing on the garage, look for a company that will help with all aspects of the garage makeover. These include: clean-up, organization, storage solutions, flooring and maintenance. A good garage professional will work closely with you to help sort through the chaos, and create a flexible and aesthetically pleasing solution that reduces stress and makes you proud to show off to your family, friends and neighbors.

I have always heard that maintenance agreements are a waste of money. Why should I purchase one for my heating and air conditioning system? For many items, a maintenance agreement could be a waste of dollars. However, your HVAC system is a major investment and some component of your system is at work 24/7. Actually, your home climate system has more working hours than your automobile which you maintain regularly. A properly maintained system is more efficient and comfortable, has fewer breakdowns, and will last longer. In fact, Debbie Abernathy, Owner according to a study at LSU, a properly maintained system can save an average E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. of $50.00 per air conditioning month over a poorly maintained system.

Which carpets clean up best – especially with children and pets?

Elisabeth Stubbs Owner, Enhance Floors & More

Solution dyed nylon, olefin (also known as polypropylene) and Triexta (SmartStrand). These fibers can be cleaned very aggressively without damage to the carpet. Also, carpets with color flecks help to hide stains and dirt.

Why should I choose a Georgia Certified Lead Based Paint Renovation Firm? When painting or renovating any home built pre-1978, a certified renovation firm is the safe choice and it’s the law. Since July 2011, all contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects must be certified by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Lead based paint is especially harmful to children 7 and younger, infants, and expectant mothers. WestPort is committed to the health and safety of our clients’ families. Raymond Gunsauley, Co-Owner, WestPort Development

I would love a water feature in my yard, but I’m concerned about the maintenance. Are ponds difficult to maintain?

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The greatest pond myth! While ponds do require maintenance, they take less time to maintain than a lawn or hot tub and require no chemicals or expensive test kits! The ecosystem approach works like magic: filtration, rocks, gravel, aquatic plants, fish and beneficial bacteria all work together to deliver clear, healthy water. A properly designed ecosystem pond works with Mother Nature, not against her. For a maintenance-free water feature, consider a “pond-less” waterfall or disappearing stream.

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What’s the latest craze to hit homes across America? It’s Water Gardening and people are jumping in on it, with both feet (literally). A water garden is a simple water feature, better known as a garden pond. Now, don’t think it’s one of those cement, mucky, dirty-looking green fish ponds you may have seen before. A water garden is a living ecological entity. It has a waterfall, rocks, water lilies, aquatic flowers, underwater lights, and of course, beautiful, colorful fish. The water is crystal clear and you can see all the way to the bottom. It’s a very hot trend right now, and a recent poll (USA Today) reported that water features topped the list of landscape improvements homeowners want to make in the next year. Water gardens are clean and very low maintenance. You can maintain one in as little as 15 minutes, once a month. You don’t even have to feed the fish! Mother Nature takes care of everything. “I love how easy it is to clean my water garden, I just open the skimmer, empty the net, and I’m done. Before, I’d spend hours trying to clean it and it was still dirty,” says George Robinson. Water gardens can be installed practically anywhere. They only require about two feet of water. It doesn’t matter if you live in the city or the suburbs, if you have a big backyard or small one. A water garden is custom designed to fit you. “I have a small house in the city with a tiny backyard. I never dreamed a water garden could fit back there, but it did! I love it. It’s made my dull backyard into my own little tropical paradise,” says Jean Rogers. People love water gardening because they are soothing, tranquil, and a haven of rest. In a day and age where you are constantly bothered by traffic, cell phones, comput ers, and faxes, it’s very soothing to have a place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. One amazing thing people find with water gardens is that they can actually communicate with each other again. Unlike a TV, which actually distracts and hinders communication, people find they can strengthen relationships and have better conversations around their pond. As Mary Cartwright observes, “The kids are just fascinated with the water garden. They sit there for hours watching the fish. Even our dog, Spike, likes to play with the fish. I much more prefer my kids interacting with nature than playing those mind-numbing, violent video games.” Here in Atlanta, there are thousands of great water gardens, but sadly, there are many dysfunctional ones as well. The greatest recommendation in water gardening is to work with a specialist, someone who works exclusively on water gardens and ponds. Here in East Cobb, Living Water Landscapes builds amazing ponds and waterfalls, with excellent customer service. Their website, www.LivingWaterLandscapes.com is a great source of information and inspiration. You can visit them March 21-23 at the Atlanta Home show, or call them anytime at 770-685-0742. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T P A I D A DV E RT I S E M E NT

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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. 9:3010:30am. 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: 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 Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. 10am-1pm. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net. Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a Designer Mirror, Totally Wild Animal Headband, Spring Flower Bouquet, or a Buggy Scene! Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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Every Saturday and Sunday Trail Hikes. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark your “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055. First Sunday Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum.Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. 1-4pm, except when museum is closed.Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org. Through March 10 Red Letter Jesus. Eleven years after his sold-out run of The Gospel of John at Theatre in the Square, Brad Sherrill returns to the Alley Stage to bring new life to Jesus’ words as written in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Previews: Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Wednesday: 2:30pm & 8pm Sunday: 2:30pm. $18-$24. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-422-8369 or www. theatreinthesquare.com. March 1-4 Ain’t Misbehavin’, a Tony Award-winning celebration of the music of Thomas “Fats” Walker, a creative jazz songwriter of the 1920s and 30s who penned over 400 songs in his career, many of which have entered the classic repertoire of jazz standards that are still being performed today.Presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Saturday, March 3: matinee at 2pm. $30-45/adults. $25-40/seniors & students. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info/ tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org; 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.

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March 1-4 & 7-11 The Foreigner presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Charlie’s shyness renders him helpless in conversation. So when a friend covers for him by telling the other guests in a rural Georgia mountain lodge that he is an exotic foreigner and speaks no English, Charlie ends up hearing much more than he should – and the hilarity begins! Wednesdays: 7:30pm. Thursdays-Saturdays: 8pm. Sundays: 2:30pm. $23-$33/adults. $22.50-$29.50/seniors & students. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-641-1260 or www.get.org. March 2-3 Lutador Grappling Mixed Martial Arts Tournament. Friday: Weigh-in, 5-9pm. Saturday: 8am-9pm. $5. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.lutadorgrappling.com. March 2-4 Jazz on Tap Festival presented by DanceFest, Inc. Performances: Friday: 7:30pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7pm. Sunday: 2pm. $17/adults $12/students & children. Master classes on Saturday and Sunday: $20/class. Southern Polytechnic State University, Joe Mack Wilson Student Center Theatre, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-516-7229 or www.dancefestinc.com. March 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 4th Annual Indoor Yard Sale to Benefit the Animals presented by Mostly Mutts. Gently used and new items will be sold by area animal rescue organizations in approximately 20,000 square feet of space donated by Climatized Self Storage. 100% of proceeds will benefit animal rescues in their efforts to provide care and vetting to some 70,000+ homeless animals. Pet Buddies Food Pantry will be accepting donations of unopened dry and canned dog and cat food during the sale. Fridays & Saturdays: 9am-4pm. Sundays: 11am-4pm. Climatized Self Storage, 1125 Roberts Boulevard, Kennesaw. More info: 770-325-7378 or www.mostlymutts.org. March 3 Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Speaker: Gretchen Corbin, Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce, Georgia Department of Economic Development. Program: Membership Campaign Kick-Off. 7:30am. General admission: $60. Member: $40. Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www. cobbchamber.org. Town Hall Meeting with State Senators Chip Rogers and Judson Hill, and State Representative John Carson. Get an update on the upcoming legislative session as well as legislative developments happening during the season. 10am. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 404-463-1378. 4th Annual Women’s History Event presented by the League of Women Voters, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Rho Zeta Omega Chapter, Georgia Federation of Woman’s Club, and Cobb Woman’s Club. This year’s focus will be “Women in Business Who Have Broken the Glass Ceiling.” 10am-12noon. Limited space. Reservations required. Kennesaw State University Continuing Education Building, 3333 Busbee Drive NW, Room 400, Kennesaw. More info/ reservations: Jo Tront at 770-640-0321 or whm3312@gmail.com. 4th Annual Greyhound Gala, Pope High School’s annual fundraiser. Everyone is welcome to attend this year’s Las Vegas live show night. 6pm: Cocktail reception. 7pm: Dinner. 9pm: Silent auction. 9:30pm: Live performance. $75-$125. Waverly Renaissance Hotel, 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: Dania Tarquinio, 770642-8798 or Julie Pederson, 770-992-9619. 2012 Encore Series: Chubby Checker. 8pm. $40. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-528-8490 or ticketmaster.com. www.eastcobber.com

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Community Calendar March 3, 6, 9, 11 The Golden Ticket presented by Atlanta Opera. A young boy named Charlie finds a “golden ticket” admitting him into Willy Wonka’s top-secret chocolate factory. Sung in English with English supertitles. Friday & Saturday: 8pm. Tuesday: 7:30pm. Sunday: 3pm. $24-$139. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 404-881-8885 or atlantaopera.org or ticketmaster.com. March 3, 10, 17, 24 Drivers Education presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s 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. 8am-2:30pm. $375. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: 770-429-3170 or www.mariettacommunityschool.com. March 4 Bridal Show where brides are able to meet face to face with wedding professionals and find everything to create the wedding of their dreams, from photographers, caterers, music, flowers, gowns and tuxedos, honeymoon plans, great ideas and the latest trends. 12-5pm. $9. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: www.eliteevents.com.

March 7 & 8 Flyin’ West presented by Theatre in the Square. Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage examines the lives, memories and hopes of four female former slaves expecting a better life in the West, away from the uncertainties of the post-Civil War South. But their new surroundings are not free of dangers and unexpected turns. Previews: Sunday, March 4: 4pm and Tuesday March 6: 8pm. $12. Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Wednesday, April 4 only: 2:30pm. Sunday: 2:30pm & 7pm. No 7pm performance on Sunday, April 8. $20-$33. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-422-8369 or www.theatreinthesquare.com. March 8 Sounds of the Spirit presented by Atlanta Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Patrick K. Carney with Tim Alderman and John LaForge. 3pm. Free/donations requested. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-993-6218 or www.atlantawindsymphony.org. Purim at Buckingham. Celebrate an old world Purim with a festive meal, fun and games and more. 5:15pm. $15/person. $48/family. Sponsorships available ($100). Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-4412, ext. 300, or office@chabadofcobb.com.

March 7 & 8 Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Class presented by Safe America. If you are already driving but want to lower the cost of your car insurance or if you’ve gotten a traffic ticket and need to take a defensive driving class, this class is for you. 6-hour class taught by certified instructors. Registration needs to be done in person due to a state form requiring signature. 6-9pm. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org.

March 8-10 Anything Goes presented by Sprayberry High School Theatre. As the S.S. American heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs set off on the course of true love, proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. 7pm. $12/adults. $10/students & seniors. Concessions will be available for sale and there will be a silent auction during intermission to fund Sprayberry Chorus Senior College Scholarships. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3200.

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Wonderland, The Musical Misadventures of a Girl Named Alice, presented by Christian Family Theatre. An unabashedly silly adaption of Lewis Carroll’s classic. Meet some new characters: a baseball team, a gospel group, a train conductor, star-struck tourists, knights and more. Thursday-Friday: 7:30pm. Saturday: 3pm & 6:30pm. $10/adults $7/seniors & children. Marietta Church of God, 1083 Allgood Road, Marietta. More info: 678-824-2381 or www.christianfamilytheatre.org.

Eastminster Christian Preschool is a loving, Christ-centered program dedicated to early education for children 18 months to 4 years old. If you’re looking for a school with outstanding teachers for your child and a fantastic community for your family, look no further.

Open House Fridays See for yourself! Drop by any Friday in March,10am-noon, to see the school in action and chat with our director.

March 9 Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Components of a Happy Seasonal Garden. Master Gardener Donna Kennedy will teach how to use plant color, texture and movement in planning and planting your garden to make it stand out. Free. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb County Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.org.

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March 9 Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Speaker: Allison Hooks, President, Allison Hooks, CPA, and Associates. Program: Tax Strategies. Guests: $30 online (by noon, March 7) or $45 at door. Members: $20 online (by noon, March 7) or $35 at door. Registration/General networking: 11am. Program: 11:30am. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

Casual Friday with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Get a behind the scenes look and meet the musicians, conductor and soloists in an informal, rehearsal setting beginning with an informative chat with musicians, concluding with attendance at an open rehearsal. 6:30pm. $5. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org.

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Community Calendar March 9-11 American Craft Council Show with more than 225 of the top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the country. Preview party Thursday: 6-9pm. $75. Friday: 10am-8pm. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $13/one-day pass. $30/three-day pass. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-989-5095, www. cobbgalleria.com, or www.shows.craftcouncil.org/atlanta. March 10 Lecture Series: The Ten Worst Generals of the Civil War with author, Robert Jones, Kennesaw Historical Society President. 2pm. Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-2117 or www.southernmuseum.org. March 10 Benefit Concert to raise awareness and money for victims of child sex trafficking in Atlanta. Two local bands will be performing. Guest speaker from A Future Not a Past, the charity that helps find victims and rescue them, give them a new home and help provide for them. 7-9:30pm. $5/ticket or $10 for seating and raffle ticket; $15 for seating, raffle and shirt; $20 for seating, raffle, shirt and meal. Cash and check donations will also be accepted. Marietta First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: chcameron90@gmail.com. March 10-11 Eastman Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $8/adults. Free/12 and under. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 229-424-4555 or www.eastmangunshows.com. BalletFest Atlanta presented by DanceFest, Inc. Performances: Saturday: 5pm &8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $17/adults. $12/students & children. Master classes on Saturday and Sunday: $20/class. Southern Polytechnic State University, Joe Mack Wilson Student Center Theatre, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-516-7229 or www.dancefestinc.com. Master Works #3 – A Musical Feast. Piano Concerto #1 by Johannes Brahms and Belshazzar’s Feast by William Walton. Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $20/adults. $18/seniors. $10/students. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org. March 10-18 The Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show at Bulloch Hall. This year’s theme: “Pearls of Wisdom.” A range of quilts from traditional to modern works will be on display. Many pieces will be for sale as well. $8/adults. $7/seniors. $6/children, 6-18. Self-guided tours. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. Sunday: 1-4pm. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org. March 13 Business Succession Plans for Small Businesses presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Learn the options you have when you decide to sell your company, the differences between selling your company to a strategic buyer, a private equity buyer and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 9-11am. General admission: $40. Members: $20 online (by noon, March 12) or $25 at door. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.


Pee-Wee Naturalist Spring Series for ages 3 & 4. Have fun learning about Insect Investigations, Wild About Wildflowers, and A Hop, Skip, and a Jump! Classes include animal encounters, art projects, and natural world investigations, including trail hikes and interactive activities. $50/non-members. $40/members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/to register: 770-992-2055, ext. 237, or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

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Community Calendar March 14, 17 & 18 (Kell High School) March 15, 17 & 18 (Wheeler High School) Accident Avoidance Workshops presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education. Open to any permitted/licensed driver with basic vehicle control. At least one parent required to attend the entire program with their students. Classroom session (March 14,15): 6:24pm-9:30pm. Driving Session: 7:45am-12:45pm or 1:30-6:30pm. $225 per parent-student team or $265 if both parents attend. All attendees eligible for Defensive Driving Certificates. Siblings 10-13 welcome to attend both sessions at no extra charge. Kell High School, 4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta. Wheeler High School, 375 Holt Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-262-7009. March 15-18 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe presented by Curtain Call Youth Players. Set in the land of Narnia, the play recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Thursday-Friday: 7:30pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm. Sunday: 2pm & 6pm. $9. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.ccyp.org. March 16 2012 Encore Series: Jay and the Americans. 8pm. $30. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-528-8490 or ticketmaster.com.

March 17 Kennehoochee Radio Club Hamfest. Indoor building for equipment dealers and flea market. 116 acres for all types of tailgating. 8am-3pm. $6/adults. Free/under 12. Free parking. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-642-7741. Cobb’s Summer Camp Expo 2012 sponsored by Cobb County Parks and recreation. Get information about day camps, art camps, church camps, overnight camps, performing art programs and much more. 9am-3pm. $5/adults. Free/children. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8885 or wendy.collins@cobbcounty.org. Kell High School’s 3rd Annual Craft Fair with jewelry, ceramics, furniture, clothing, bags, painting, photography and more. 10am-4pm. Kell High School, 4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta. More info: 678-494-7844. Taste of Sprayberry Multi-Cultural Festival. Parade of Nations, food, music and dance performances showcasing the school’s diversity. 11am-2pm. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3200. March 17-18 Model Train Show with over 250 vendors, club displays, raffle and door prizes. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm. $8/adults. Free/12 & under. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.themodeltrainshow.com.

March 17 20th Annual Walton Band GarageSale. Two gymnasiums full of furniture, toys, electronics, garden tools, household items, clothing and more. Metal/electronics recycling during the garage sale in Lot D. All proceeds benefit the Walton Band program. 8am-3pm. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: Tony Consolo, 404-444-7671.

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Community Calendar March 17, 24 & 31 Cobb County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Class to train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities by giving critical support to first responders, providing immediate assistance to victims, and organizing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Must be at least 16 years old. Classes meet each Saturday from 9am-4pm for 3 sessions and students must attend all sessions to complete the program. Cobb County Public Safety Training Center, 2109 Valor Drive, Marietta. More info: Kristin Branaum at 770-499-4567 or kristin.branaum@cobbcounty.org. March 19, 21, 23, 25 The Grim Twins presented by Kincaid Elementary School Honor Chorus. This original rock musical delivers a strong anti-bullying message, highlighting the importance of inclusion, acceptance, and family support. It encourages children to accept the differences in others and to find a creative outlet to express their emotions. 7pm, except Sunday: 2:30pm. $7. Kincaid Elementary School, 1410 Kincaid Road, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-578-7238 March 20 Women for Hire Coffee & Career Chat and Atlanta Career Expo. Coffee & Career Chat with Tory Johnson: 8:30-10am. Limited space/reservation required. Career Expo: 10am-2pm. Attend seminars, have your resume reviewed and meet potential employers plus a complimentary one-on-one “speed mentoring” session with accomplished professionals. Free. Resumes and business attire required. Cobb Galleria, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/to register: www.womenforhire.com. Basic American Cooking Class. Learn to prepare a meal under Chef John Wilson’s engaging instruction and dine on your sumptuous efforts in the spacious kitchen of Barrington Hall. 6:30-9:30pm. $50. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or sbrowning@roswellgov.com.

March 22-24 St. Ann’s Garage Sale hosted by St. Ann’s Women’s Guild. Thursday-Friday: 9am-6pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Donations will be accepted March 17-19. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6116, or www.st-ann.org/WG_GarageSale.php. March 23-25 Cobb County Library Book Sale. Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 1-5pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2342 or prca.cobbcountyga.gov. 34th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show with over 350 local home improvement companies exhibiting their latest in home remodeling products and services. Demonstrations and seminars every day. Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: Noon-6pm. $10/adults. Free/children 12 & under/adults 65 & older. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-798-1997. March 23-25 Peter Pan presented by Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre (formerly Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre). Fantastic adventures await both adults and children as Peter Pan and Tinker Bell fly across the stage. Friday: 7:30pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm. Sunday: 2pm. $22-$24. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-426-0007 or www.georgiametrodance.org. California Suite by Neil Simon presented by CenterStage North. Friday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. BYOD (bring your own dinner/dessert). $12. Seating at tables of 8. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.centerstagenorth.org.


Annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet sponsored by the Boys Scouts of America. Peach of an Athlete recognizes amateur and professional athletes who live their lives with the same values as Scouting. This awards dinner honors 12 collegiate athletes, a professional athlete, and a community leader. 7pm. $250/ person. $2,000/table of 8. Sponsorships available. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-989-8820.

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March 20 – May 15 Conversational Spanish for Business Professionals presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Connect with your Spanishspeaking colleagues, clients and employees in their own language and boost your company morale, increase business opportunities and much more. Classes range from 8-16 people and meet Tuesday nights from 6-8pm (except last class, 6-9pm). General admission: $200. Members: $150. Cost includes all materials, including audio CD. Registration deadline: March 15. Classes will be held at Futren Corporation, 1985 North Park Place, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. March 22 Collections 101 presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Learn the basics of collections and determining your litigation needs. 8-10am. General admission: $40. Members: $20 online (by noon, March 21) or $25 at door. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

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Community Calendar March 23-25 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels presented by Pebblebrook High School and the Cobb County Center for Excellency in the Performing Arts. Two con men living on the French Riviera unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues. Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 3pm & 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $15. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080. Man in Black: An Evening of Three Works presented by Atlanta Ballet. James Kudelka’a Man in Black delivers imaginative choreography over a mix of hits and hidden gems by rockabilly legend Johnny Cash. JormaElo’s ultra-modern First Flash imbues modern elements of speed and athleticism and demonstrates why he was singled out as a “talent to follow” in the New York Times’ Year in Review. In Moments of Dis, Atlanta-based choreographer Juel Lane examines the positive and negative implications of the prefix “dis.” Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $20-$135. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 800-982-2787, www.atlantaballet.com, or www.cobbenergycentre.com. March 24 Cobb Hobbler. inaugural 1-mile Fun Run, 5K and 10K created to support education, physical activity and the well-being of the East Cobb Community. Runners meeting at 7:30am. Fun Run: 7:50am. 5K & 10K: 8am. 10K entry: $25 until 3pm, March 23. $30 race day. 5K entry: $25 until 3pm, March 23. $30 race day. Fun Run: $15 until 3pm, March 23. $20 race day. Races start at Carl Harrison Park. Park at Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info: www.cobbhobbler.org or cobbhobbler@gmail.com. Document Shredding Day sponsored by Keep Cobb Beautiful. This is your opportunity to have household papers securely shredded on site at no cost to you. Paper products only to a maximum of 100 pounds. No plastics, CDs, floppy discs, electronics, cardboard or large binders with metal rings/clips. 9am-12 noon. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-422-2566.

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On the Farm Day with Farmer Sue of The ArtBarn. Meet Farmer Sue and her animals, enjoy arts and crafts and hear stories all about spring animals. 12-4pm: Live Spring Animals. 2-3pm: Nature Crafts. 3pm: Little Bo Peep Story time. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. Ain’t We Got Fun, a celebration of the roaring twenties sponsored by the Circle for Children to benefit the Center for Children & Young Adults. Black tie. 1920’s clothing encouraged but not required. 6pm-midnight. $175/person. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-333-9447. March 26 6th Annual Northeast Cobb Business Association Golf Tournament Proceeds to benefit local schools. 9am-3pm. Single package: $105-$115. Foursome package: $400-$440. Pinetree County Club, 3400 McCollum Parkway NW, Kennesaw. More info: golf@northeastcobbba.com or www.northeastcobbba.com. Wine Tasting Gala sponsored by East Cobb Friends, one of over 35 Community Friends groups that support Children’s Healthcare through fundraising events and special service projects. There will be wines to taste, a selection of appetizers to sample and a silent auction. $30. 7-9pm. Paper Mill Grill, 305 Village Parkway, Marietta. More info: Pat Iaffaldano, 770-645-0245 or patricia.iaffaldano@gmail.com March 27 Daughtry. Chris Daughtry and his band bring their bigger than life show to provide an intimate experience for fans. 8pm. $63. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 800-982-2787, 770-916-2800, or www.cobbenergycentre.com. March 29 – April 1 Young Frankenstein presented by Gas South Broadway Series. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to create a monster, but not without scary and hilarious complications. Thursday-Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $63.75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 800-982-2787, 770-916-2800, or www.cobbenergycentre.com. March 30 Deadline to enter Cobb Alcohol Taskforce and Cobb County School District’s Prevention Intervention Center‘s Video PSA Competition for local students. Do you know any budding videographers who can help spread the word? Winning videos will be posted online and air on local TV stations during April for National Alcohol Awareness month. For contest rules, forms and more info: www.cobbat.org.

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March 24 Green Thumb Gardening Series: Native Plants workshop presented by Marietta Council of Garden Clubs. Registration: 8:30am. Presentations: 9-11am. Lunch and private tour of local garden or nursery included. $30. Limited space. Pre-registration required. Marietta Educational Gardening Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-0536 or newtonms1968@gmail.com.

March 31 Focus Stop Diabetes presented by the American Diabetes Association. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications at this expo-like event. Cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, product demos, free samples, exercise demonstrations, workshops, seminars and more. Free. 9am-3pm. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/rsvp: www.main.diabetes.org.

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Community Calendar March 31 – April 1 R.K. Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $8/adults. $2/12 & under. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 563-927-8176 or www.rkshows.com. Down The Street Bead Show. Materials, supplies and classes for all things bead. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $5 admission. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.thedownthestreetbeadshow.com. Plein Air Paint Out sponsored by Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Artists will paint local public and private sites in Historic Marietta, from the local homes and gardens to the dynamic architecture of downtown. Rain or shine. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 10am-3pm. Completed works will be displayed at Surace Art Studios located behind the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum through April 8 (unless sold). Historic Marietta. More info: Emily Ryals, 770-528-1444, ext. 16, or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org. March 30, 31 & April 14 Pope High School Plant Sale. Annuals, perennials, herbs, ferns, hanging baskets, veggies and more from the Greyhound Greenhouse. Friday: all day till 5pm. Saturday, March 31: 9am-4pm. Saturday, April 14: 9am-1pm while supply lasts. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta. More info: joe.green@cobbk12.org. March 31 2012 Encore Series: The Coasters, The Platters & The Marvelettes. 8pm. $35. Jennie T.Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-528-8490 or ticketmaster.com. April 4 The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD – Massenet’s Manon. 12pm. $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.

April 4 Chaka Khan presented by Jazz 91.9 WCLK. Recognized for her powerful vocals, iconic Chaka Khan will perform her biggest musical hits with show-stopping stage presence and style. 7:30pm. $53-$98. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800, www.wclk.com, or www.cobbenergycentre.com. April 2-5 4th Annual Cardboard City. Bring empty cardboard boxes and other recyclable items (tin cans, plastic bottles, PVC pipes and more) on spring break and raise a booming metropolis from everyday items. Ages 4-adult. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. April 7 3rd Annual Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop. Fun, food, games, DJ, activities, and, of course, egg hunts for everyone! 10am-3pm. Sprayberry High School Football Field/Stadium area, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-1330 or www.communityeggdrop.com. April 9 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by East Cobb Lions Club. Proceeds to benefit several local schools and vision and diabetes charities. 8am: Registration, continental breakfast and range balls. 9am: Shotgun start. Four-person team, Ft. Lauderdale format. Lunch and awards follow golf. $125/player. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info/to register: Don Garrow, 770-955-6914 or www.eclions.org. April 10 Town Hall Meeting with Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee. Residents are invited to hear firsthand about progress being made around the county. 7pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-3300 or www.cobbcountyga.gov/lee.


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Annual Indoor Yard Sale to Benefit Animal Rescue Groups Mostly Mutts is heading up their fourth annual indoor yard sale at the Climatized Self Storage in Kennesaw during the weekends of March 2-4, March 9-11 and March 16-18. Gently used and new items will be sold by about eight area animal rescue organizations in approximately 20,000 square feet of space donated by Climatized Self Storage. 100% of the sale proceeds will benefit the animal rescues in their efforts to provide care and vetting to some of the 70,000+ homeless animals in the Atlanta area. “Our volunteers handpick the items that are graciously donated by our community,” says Paige O’Neill, Founder of Mostly Mutts. “Last year’s sales generated more than $20,000 for the animals.” Items for sale include antiques, furniture, electronics, pet supplies, home and garden décor, children’s clothing, games, toys, collectibles, sporting goods, etc. The sale will be held at Climatized Self Storage of Kennesaw, located at 1125 Roberts Boulevard, Kennesaw. The hours of operation are as follows: > Fridays:

March 2, 9, 16

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March 3, 10, 17

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Participating organizations include Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc., Our Pal’s Place, Homeless Pets Foundation, Pet Buddies Food Pantry, Spay/Neuter Coalition, Inc., Rockin “P” Rescue, Inc., Southeast Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc., The Sterile Feral, Inc., Green Pets America, Cobb County Animal Control, Atlanta Dog Squad, and You Lucky Dog Rescue. Pet Buddies Food Pantry will be accepting donations of dry and canned dog and cat food during the sale. According to the Humane Society of America, four million cats and dogs--about one every eight seconds--are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Atlanta alone euthanizes around 100,000 animals per year. Many of these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation. Mostly Mutts is an all volunteer-based, licensed shelter and 501(C)3 organization that has placed nearly 3,000 animals since its inception in 2004. The mission of Mostly Mutts is to work closely with animal control officers and other rescue organizations to reduce the number of animals euthanized at local shelters. Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, plus physical and emotional care to adoptable animals until they find a new home. Visit Mostlymutts.org or call 770-325-7387 for more information.


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Consignment Sales Scheduled For March March 1-3

All 4 Kids Consignment Sale with over 600 sellers. Bring a laundry basket with along belt or rope tied to it to help carry all of your goodies while you shop as no baskets are provided. Adults who donate $5 cash for missions will be given early admittance on opening morning at 8:30am. Thursday: 9:30am7pm. No strollers before 11am. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8875 or www.all4kids.com.

March 1-3, 8-10

Babies to Prom to Wedding, Foster Care Foundation’s premier formal charity resale. Shop for christening, wedding, First Communion and Confirmation, prom, and flower girls. All proceeds fund the Foster Care Support Foundation’s programs. 10am-5pm except March 10: 10am-3pm. King’s Market (Publix) Shopping Center, 1425 Market BLVD. suite 340, Roswell. More info: 770-641-9591 or charitysale@fostercares.org or www.facebook.com/Fostercaresorg.

March 7-10

Mt. Bethel UMC’s Spring 2011 Children’s Consignment and Baked Goods Sale. 480 sellers consign quality children’s clothing, toys, books, furniture, maternity clothing, and more. Fabulous boutique and prom sections. All proceeds go to support local and global missions to benefit families and children of all ages. Thursday preview sale for volunteers and first-time moms: 5:15-7:15pm. Reservations required. Friday: 9:30am7pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. No children or strollers on the

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Lil’ Lambs Closet Children’s Consignment Sale. Gently used seasonal baby and children’s clothing, maternity clothing, toys, books, DVDs, car seats, high chairs, strollers, baby bedding, nursery and children’s furniture, etc. Proceeds benefit church ministries and community missions. Thursday Private Preview Sale for workers and sellers starting at 2pm (with $5 admission fee) or 4pm. Thursday Public Preview Sale from 6-8pm (with $5 admission fee). Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half price on Saturday. Childcare available. $5/ hour per child, maximum $15, 3 hours. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.lil-lambs.org or 770-429-7850, ext. 7860.

March 9-10

NOWAMOM Tots to Tweens Spring/Summer Consignment Sale sponsored by Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples. Clothing (newborn to juniors), accessories, children’s furniture, car seats, strollers, play equipment, books, games, videos, DVDs – all high quality items. NOWAMOM Club Members only: Friday: 6-9pm for NOWAMOM members; 7-9pm for other multiples club members, friends and family. Saturday: 8:30am start for friends and family; general public: 9am-2pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: www.cpomc.org.

Semi-Annual Children’s Consignment Sale benefiting Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten. Over 250 consignors. Gently worn spring and summer children’s clothing and accessories, maternity clothing, baby equipment, nursery décor, play sets, books, videos, toys and more. Friday: 9am-2pm. No strollers before noon. Saturday: 8am-12pm. Many items half price on Saturday. Roswell United Methodist Church Fellowship Hallo, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: www.rumc.com/rumck.

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All4Kids Children’s Consignment Sale with over 400 sellers. Suggestion: Bring a laundry basket with a long belt or rope tied to it to help carry all of your goodies while you shop as no baskets are provided. Adults who donate $5 Cash for Missions will be given early admittance on opening morning at 8:30am. Friday: 9:30am-7pm. No strollers before 11am. Saturday: 9am-1pm (many items ½ off). Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-9081 or www.all4kids.com.

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Spring Sample Sale benefiting the Senior High Student Music of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Shop for apparel, accessories, and gifts from 40 vendors, some from the Atlanta Apparel Mart. 9am-4pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-795-3224.

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Redondo Beach, CA - On July 31, 2006, the Barber family was in a tragic car accident. Parents Melanie and Casey died. Their family was thrown into a nightmare. This is a true story. Mel and Casey had talked about naming guardians to provide for the care of their sons and the money they’d leave behind. They never got around to it. They likely thought their family would be able to work out who would care for the boys and their money, with love and grace, if anything happened. That’s not what happened. After the accident, the boys were in the foster care system for a short time. Since then, over 1,000 pages of court documents have been filed, 9 lawyers, and tens (or even hundreds) of thousands of dollars later, the boys will live with their aunt and their money will be managed by a professional charging $100/hour until they turn 18. Is that what Melanie and Casey would have wanted? Who knows? If they had known what would happen, they would have done everything they could to protect their kids, if only they had known how easy it would have been to take care of it. Learn from their experience! It’s Easy to Protect Your Family and Your Assets with the guidance of your own Georgia Family Lawyer at GeorgiaFamilyLaw.com : Worrall Law LLC. Don’t be one of those people who think they know what to do and then leave their loved ones with a complicated mess. Most LAWYERS don’t even know what’s necessary to keep your kids in the hands of people you know and trust. By consulting with your own Georgia Family Lawyer, you can relax and rest assured your kids will never be taken out of your home or raised by anyone you wouldn’t want. Readers of East Cobber, who own their own home and have minor children, can meet with your own Georgia Family Lawyer for an absolutely free Georgia Family Treasures Planning Session (normally $750). If you already have a plan in place, but want to make sure it adequately protects your kids (most don’t!), ask for your free plan review (normally $950). To schedule your free Georgia Family Treasures Planning Session, call 770-425-6060. You must call by March 31, 2012, to schedule your session. So call 770-425-6060 now and mention East Cobber now. If you don’t qualify to meet with us as your own Georgia Family Lawyer, be sure to request a Georgia Parent’s Protect My Kids Planning Guide, which teaches you how to protect your children without a lawyer. For more information, go to www.GeorgiaFamilyLaw.com.

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dining guide American 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. Their menu offers traditional favorites perfectly prepared at reasonable prices. 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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Asian KANI HOUSE 910 Marietta Highway #110 Roswell, 30075 678-461-8831 kanihouse.com Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm, Mon-Thur: 5pm-10pm, Fri: 5pm-11pm, Sat: 12pm-11pm, Sun: 12pm-10pm A family owned and operated chain of Japanese steak and sushi restaurants. The goal is total guest satisfaction. If you love steak and sushi, they will not disappoint.

Brazilian Botekim Brazilian Bistro 1410 Terrell Mill Road SE Marietta 30067 678-402-7584 botemkimbrazilianbistro.com Mon-Sat: 11:30am-10pm Sun: 11:30am-4pm

Chinese CHIN CHIN 617 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30068 678-560-5550 www.eastcobbchinchin.com Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. The best Chinese food available with excellent service.

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

Coffee Ellianos 1270 Powers Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30067 770-956-7770 Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm Sat: 7am-8pm Sun: 8am-8pm Offers premium, quality, specialty coffee, hand crafted espresso beverages, fruit smoothies and more.

cookies 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.

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Italian CAFFE FORTUNATO 255 Village Parkway. Suite 330 Marietta, GA 30067 770-951-1394 Daily: 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm (Fri-Sat till 11pm) Offers fine Italian cuisine with casual, affordable prices. Bring family and friends for a great Italian meal of homemade pastas, meats, fish and veal. Voted best pizza in Atlanta.

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


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Chris Javer, manager; Nikos Stavropoulos, owner; Lidio Marquines, chef There is nothing like a stack of pancakes, maple syrup, and freshly brewed coffee. And there is no better place to find them than at the International House of Pancakes, or IHOP as it is commonly called. For more than 50 years, IHOP has been serving up some of America’s best value-priced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our local East Cobb IHOP, owned and operated by Nikos Stavropoulos, serves meals to around 4,000 customers each week. The first IHOP opened in 1958 in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca, California. Founders Al and Jerry Lapin decided to grow their business just two years later through franchising. In 1991 the corporate headquarters moved to Glendale, California, and in 1998 IHOP reached the $1 billion mark in sales. A major milestone occurred in 2007 when IHOP Corporation acquired Appleby’s, which joined the two leading restaurant brands, creating the largest full service restaurant company in the world. IHOP has more than 1,500 restaurants, while the combined companies have around 3,300 locations.


With an extensive background in the restaurant business, East Cobb IHOP owner Stavropoulos joined the company in 1992 at the Sandy Springs restaurant. He moved to East Cobb as the manager in 2003 and bought the franchise in 2005.

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According to Stavropoulos, his interest in purchasing the franchise was driven by the company identity. “It’s a brand I believe in,” he says. “As the owner and on-site operator, I am committed to giving my customers a great dining experience.” Choosing favorite dishes in his restaurant is an impossible task, says Stavropoulos. “Everything’s good,” he responds, “from strawberry crepes to fresh salads to hamburgers. I like them all.” However, Stavropoulos does favor some new menu choices called SIMPLE & FIT, which are meals under 600 calories. An example of this type of meal is the Blueberry Harvest Grain ‘N Nut pancakes topped with blueberries and sliced bananas served with scrambled egg substitute – this delicious dish for just 560 calories. Serving the community is important to Stavropoulos. The East Cobb IHOP offers use of a private area for meetings during the week (except Thursdays.) Just call ahead and reserve the space. For seniors 65 and older, IHOP awards senior discounts on Monday and Tuesday nights, and all kids 12 and under eat free after 4:00 p.m. every day. Also, coming up on February 28, IHOP is hosting its 7th annual National Pancake Day. All around the country, IHOP restaurants are serving a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and encouraging guests to make voluntary donations to local charities. Donations from the East Cobb location will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Located at 3130 Johnson Ferry Rd., IHOP is open for business from 7:00 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 7:00 a.m.-12:00 midnight on Friday-Saturday. As IHOP’s award-winning advertising campaign states, “Come hungry. Leave happy.” P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T


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New Eateries Open in East Cobb This month, Pope grad, Chas D’Huyvetter, will open a new restaurant, Moxie Burger, in the Paper Mill Village shopping center. Chas is passionate about creating a true “neighborhood gathering place” for East Cobb, where families and friends of all ages can eat, drink, play, and relax together. The idea is to offer a place for East Cobbers to go and have a great meal without breaking the bank in a fun, warm atmosphere. The outdoor deck even has corn hole for the kids to play. Moxie Burger offers burgers in the $5-$9 range. Also on the menu will be hot dogs, salads and a variety of fries--potato, sweet potato and zucchini. Cheeky Mexican Taqueria opened its third location at The Avenue East Cobb. The restaurant offers more than 30 original dishes and 9 homemade salsas and is the only restaurant in Marietta offering a “pour your own beer” draft system, through which customers at select tables can serve their own drinks using touch screen technology. Cheeky’s is owned by Tappan Street Restaurant Group which also owns the Taco Mac restaurant chain.

Kani House opened in the former Sapporo location at 910 Marietta Hwy. in the Coleman Village Shopping Center in late January. Kani House, an authentic Japanese restaurant, offers more than 70 different sushi rolls, quality beef, homemade sauces, and special fried rice. Kani House’s menu ranges from entrees of chicken, steak, and shrimp to several signature dishes with meal prices around $15 per person. The Teppanyaki tables seat 8 with a total seating capacity of 110. Try the Kani Margarita made with Cuervo Gold Tequila, Cointreau and Grand Marnier. Aldo Ramirez, whose popular Crazy Cuban sandwich shop near Georgia Tech opened two years ago, has opened a new location at 2000 Powers Ferry Road in Marietta. The restaurants serve authentic Cuban food. Come on down to The Crazy Cuban for a grilled sandwich experience like no other.

Keegan’s Irish Pub will be opening in mid-March in the former O’Shaughnessy’s Restaurant & Bar in the Shallowford Corners Shopping Center. Owner Mike Ford and partners gutted the old space from the air ducts down to the flooring. The remodeled space and new menu bring a touch of Irish to East Cobb with a family friendly pub-like atmosphere. “Keegan’s will become the ‘new watering hole’ of East Cobb with our daily food and drink specials, live music on the weekend and trivia night,” says Ford. In addition to the traditional Irish fare of Fish & Chips, Bangers and Mash and Shepherd’s Pie, the menu will also include many sandwiches—Reuben, burgers, veggie and fish as well as main entrees of New York Strip, Pot Roast and Keegan’s own award-winning meatloaf. Prices range from $6.95 to $13.95. 42 March 2012

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Recipe of the Month: Corned Beef & Cabbage

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Have a St. Paddy’s Day celebration with this traditional combo from fellow East Cobber, Jean HarnDailey. Jean is the mother of Olivia Faith Harn, age 14, and Darwin Harn-Dailey, age 5. She and her husband, Randall Dailey, are both Scottish/ Irish.

INGREDIENTS > 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet > 10 small red potatoes > 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces > 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges DIRECTIONS > Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender. > Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes. > Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain. Serve with mustard or horseradish if desired.



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The Joys of Volunteering at Your School By Barbara Cheng Shifts are easy, usually only twice a month from two to four hours, so I still get the laundry done and plenty of time to walk the dog. With three different schools, my hours average about 17 hours a month – two 4 hour shifts at the high school, two 2 ½ hour shifts at the middle school, and about four hours at our elementary school where I fill in shifts. If schedules permit, working parents can volunteer too. Your shifts are the same each month and you can usually calendar them at the beginning of the year. Plus, coordinators send out monthly schedules.

ss Barbara Cheng, is pictured with her children: Katherine, 17; Claire,10; and, Christian,13; along with her husband, Ed.

As a stay-at-home mom with three children, and who also held a job for many years, sometimes it’s nice to change out of sweats and go into “the office.” And here in East Cobb, I can do that when I volunteer in my children’s schools’ front offices. When we moved to East Cobb two and a half years ago from California, with no friends or family here, I needed to quickly meet other parents and to develop friendships. Volunteering at the front desk or “Welcome Desk” was the perfect opportunity. Since I usually work with another parent and school staff, we develop ongoing relationships compared to when you volunteer only a few times a year. In over two years, I’ve shared joys of children graduating and going to great universities, sorrows like the death of a parent, recipes such as Terri’s marinade, and even cross country driving tips with other Californians living here.

Responsibilities vary between schools, but for the most part it’s easy and someone trains you. Plus staff is happy to answer questions. We do everything from welcome school visitors, check in and out students, answer phones, file parent notes, help teachers and staff with projects, sort mail, and just try to make our school a warm and welcoming place for all involved. It’s nice for your student to see you at school too. Believe me, once you’ve worked in the high school attendance office, your student is rarely late and neither are his or her friends. As a parent, it makes life a lot easier understanding school rules and routines too. So if your schedule permits, this is time well spent. Even in the middle of the year, often there are shifts open. If shifts are full, subs are welcome and it’s a good way to get a taste if you’re not sure. If your school doesn’t have a “Welcome Desk”, talk to staff and consider starting one. Sometimes parents just aren’t aware how easy and fun this is. We moved to East Cobb because of great schools. Yet, great schools require an active engaged parent community, so I’m happy to do my part. Yes, I’m selfish. Sometimes it’s just really nice to have a break from the house and the dog doesn’t mind either.


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You Have A Choice In Car Care Preventative maintenance is an important part of car care. Following the manufacturer's recommended services is important for keeping a vehicle well maintained. This means changing all fluids as recommended along with proper replacement of belts, hoses, filters, tires and brakes, just to name a few. Your auto maintenance facility should offer you these inspections each time you bring your car in for service.


We depend upon our vehicles everyday to get us where we need to go. Whether it is our daily trip to work or school, perhaps a quick run to the store, or a leisurely drive with the family, we depend upon them to always be there for us. However, a neglected vehicle can cost us more than just money; it costs us time as well.


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What if, in spite of all your best efforts, your vehicle has a problem that needs to be addressed? Most shops are very reliable and will provide you with an honest and fair repair to correct the problem. However, this very stressful situation can be made worse by taking your vehicle to the wrong repair facility.


At Sellars Goodyear we strive everyday to be your choice in car maintenance and repair. It all starts with good communication even before we start inspecting your vehicle. Let us know about problems or concerns you may be having. For example let us know of unusual noises, smells or behavior. Are the symptoms consistent or do they seem to come and go. Our fact-finding questions will help us to better diagnose any issues at hand. You have a number of choices to have your car serviced. However, at Sellars Goodyear we are an independent repair facility that will provide you with “small-town” courtesy and service to go along with the backing of a large national repair facility.



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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.

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

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

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

MARTIAL ARTS Choi Kwang Do 4994 Lower Roswell Road Suites 18 & 19 • Marietta 30068 678-883-CHOI (2464) • www.eastcobbckd.com Adult classes offered Monday-Friday at 7pm and Saturdays at 12 noon. Discover the benefits of Martial Arts for your mind and body! Special offer: 30 days free Training. No obligation.

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

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LINKED Athletics The Workout You Have Yet To Do

Brendan Malloy and Brian Barry, Owners of LINKED Athletics

When you walk in, the first thing you notice is open space. Your attention quickly shifts to the tape on the floor, stability balls, BOSU, freestyle trainers and toners. The look and feel of this place is very different from the gyms you have visited. This is East Cobb’s newest sport conditioning and adult fitness center, LINKED Athletics. Owned by East Cobb natives Brian Barry, CFT, TSCC, and Brendan Malloy, DC, TSCC, LINKED Athletics offers training that focuses on exercising in motion for a workout that connects the brain to the body. The goal is to have people move from “toe to fingertip,” because full body movements promote strength, core stability and balance. Utilizing scientifically-based exercises, the LINKED coaches help athletes (female and male), weekend warriors and health enthusiasts realize their goals in a safe, results-driven environment. Training sessions are done in a group format with no more than six participants per coach. Clients range in age from youth through senior adults. Barry and Malloy have been developing the LINKED concept for more than three years. In addition to sport conditioning, LINKED services include chiropractic services, nutritional guidance and pharmaceutical grade supplements. LINKED also offers military, police, Fire and EMS discounts. LINKED Athletics is located at 3778 Canton Road, Suite 400, in Marietta/East Cobb. Find them online at www.linkedathletics.com and on Twitter and Facebook or call 678-324-8763. Call today for a FREE introductory session and consultation for new clients. P A I D A DV E RT I S E M E NT


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Aesthetic Orthodontic Care, PC

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Johanna B. Jenkins, DDS 4939 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-671-0400 • www.bracesatlanta.com Dr. Jenkins specializes in braces for adults and children featuring lingual, invisalign, clear and metal braces. We offer complimentary consultations, accept insurance and have flexible payment plans. Visit us in our East Cobb office at Parkaire!

1229 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-873-2048 • honeyart@comcast.net Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm by appointment only I recreate women’s areolas after mastectomy. I do eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, beauty marks. I add permanent color to people’s faces and bodies.


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

Fitness Together East Cobb 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 26 • Marietta 30068 770-321-1347 • www.cobbfitness.com Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm. Sat: 6am-3pm (by appointment only). Fitness Together is the industry’s leader in private, one-onone personal training. We provide private personal training in your own private suite as well as nutritional counseling, cardiovascular prescription and assessment testing.

PAIN MANAGEMENT North Atlanta Spine & Pain Care LLC 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 400 • Marietta 30068 770-771-6300 • www.naspinepain.com Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-5pm; Fri: 8am-12pm Jonathan Newton MD, Ph.D., a board certified pain physician, previously of Northside Hospital, is now open in East Cobb. Dr. Newton provides care for all painful conditions, including back and neck complaints. He will thoroughly evaluate you and tailor the treatment regimen to your unique complaints.

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Health & Wellness PODIATRIST Podiatry Group of Georgia 147 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 4230 • Marietta 30068 Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; Sat: by appointment 404-806-3731 • www.tammygephartdpm.com General and surgical podiatry, aesthetic podiatry, pediatrics, orthotics, and diabetic limb salvage. A full array of podiatric care of disorders of the foot and ankle including foot pain, sprains, fractures, bunions, hammer toes, flat feet, ingrown toenails, nail fungus, arch pain, foot facials using medical grade products and much more.

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East Cobb Quilters Connect and Create

The East Cobb Quilters Guild (ECQG) roots are in East Cobb County, but members from beginners to advanced come from all around the Atlanta metro area and beyond to pursue the art and craft of quilting. The ECQG is a nonprofit group formed in 1982 by a group of thirty quilters. Since that time, membership has grown to 250, and they produce Georgia’s largest biennial judged and juried quilt show, Georgia Celebrates Quilts. The ECQG has a long history of community service, with members giving freely of their time and energy to brighten the day of someone in need through their donations of beautifully quilted items. In 2011 the following charities benefited from these generous donations:

• Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Foster Care Program - 162 quilts and 1 afghan

• Meals on Wheels Programs - 323 placemats

• Marietta Senior Center in Cobb County - 172 placemats

• Canton Senior Center in Cherokee County - 151 placemats

• ConKerrCancer - 129 pillowcases

This year the guild is donating a queen-size quilt to Cobb County Center for Children and Young Adults for use in their spring silent auction fund raiser. It was produced by dozens of members working together to give a gift of love to the community.

“The East Cobb Quilters Club makes it fun to share the creative experience of quilting with friends. ECQG helps make this happen!” says ECQG President, Carolyn Powers. The ECQG members share their love of quilts – traditional and contemporary, pieced and appliqué, large and small. Members have opportunities to enhance their own quilting skills through lectures, workshops and exhibits offered throughout the year. The The East Cobb Quilters Guild has enriched the lives of thousands of quilters who have enjoyed the inspiration, knowledge and friendship that membership provides. New members may join at any time during the year. Annual dues are $30 per year. Members meet monthly, (except November) on the last Friday of the month from 9:15 am to 12 pm at the Parish Center of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road NE, in Marietta/East Cobb. The Evening Guild meets at 7 pm on the Thursday prior to the regular Friday guild meeting at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, Room F001, 4385 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta/East Cobb. The East Cobb Quilters’ Guild biennial show, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, is scheduled for September 20 to 22, 2013, at the Cobb County Civic Center. Be sure to mark your calendar. For more information about the ECQG, visit their website at www.ecqg.com.

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Zonings and Variances for March The following is a list of zonings to be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 6, at 9am. The Board of Commissioners will vote on these zonings Tuesday, March 20, at 9am. These listings are provided by the East Cobb Civic Association, Inc. For comments and final actions by these organizations, please visit www.eastcobb.net. Petition Z-12: Highland Place Properties, LLC, represented by John H. Moore of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP, requests a rezoning from O & I to UC for Urban Condominiums. Located at the Southwest side of Parkwood Circle, west of Windy Ridge Parkway (1500 Parkwood Circle). Size of tract: 13 acres. Current zoning: O & I. Proposed use: Urban condominiums.

on the north side of Sandy Plains Road, east of Trickum Road (3079 Sandy Plains Road). Size of tract: 0.4706 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Pavilion. Petition V-21: Atlanta Pools, represented by Michael Cochran, requests to waive the impervious surface on lot 2 from the maximum allowable of 35% to 39.3%. Property is located on the west side of Springmill Drive and on the east side of Wesley Chapel Road (4271 Springmill Drive). Size of tract: 0.356 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Pool.

The following is a list of variances to be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals and Variances on Wednesday, March 14, at 1pm.

Petition V-22: Cornerstone Craftsmen, Inc., represented by Clyde L. Clem, III, requests to waive the setback for a retaining wall (13 feet) from the required 15 feet to 0 feet. Property is located on the east side of Sherwood Lane, and the west side of Johnson Ferry Road (43 Sherwood Lane). Size of tract: 0.94 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Reason: Back yard.

Petition V-18: Bouchra Sayedzada, representing herself, requests to: 1) waive the rear setback for an accessory structure over 144 square feet (proposed 330 square foot pavilion) from the required 30 feet to 11 feet; and 2) waive the side setback from 10 feet to 9 feet adjacent to the west property line (existing). Property is located

This information was provided by the East Cobb Civic Association, Inc. The East Cobb Civic Association, Inc. meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm. This month’s meeting will be at the East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road., Marietta. All are welcome. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206.


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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Georgia’s 2012 Legislative Priorities Long-term care, health insurance and a possible fight to preserve the state sales tax exemption on groceries are top priorities for AARP Georgia during the annual legislative session of the Georgia Assembly began January 9, and AARP Georgia has been pursuing a four-point plan: 1- Protect funding for long-term care programs, especially

those that help seniors remain in their homes and

communities as they age.

2- Support efforts to reduce the number of uninsured and

underinsured in Georgia.

3- Oppose efforts to put the state sales tax back on


4- Fight for the right for seniors, their doctors and their

families to have clear, binding instructions that tell all

medical professionals exactly what kind of care to

administer - or not administer - in cases when patients

are unable to make decisions for themselves. Sound like something you can support? Want a chance

to meet and work with other AARP members in Georgia? Want to also make a difference for all Georgians 50 years old and older? There are lots of ways you can back progress on these issues. AARP Georgia makes it easy - and fun - to play a role. Visit the Capitol with other AARP members and support from your AARP Georgia State Office. Every year, the AARP Georgia State Office brings AARP members to the state Capitol for an opportunity to meet other AARP members, get briefed on the important issues of the day, and get the chance to talk to your legislators about an issue important to you. To learn more, e-mail or call Brenda Lemon at blemon@aarp.org or 404-870-3782. Take action right at home. There will be plenty of opportunities to help make a difference without leaving home. As important issues come to a critical vote in the Georgia House of Representatives or Senate, your AARP Georgia State Office will alert you and provide guidance on how you can help with a phone call or e-mail. Contact Kathy Floyd (kfloyd@aarp.org) to make sure your name is on AARP’s list of activists. 56 March 2012

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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for March 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 March 6, 20 • 10am –12pm Ice Cream and a Movie: The Help Monday, March 12 • 1pm – 4pm Cost: $4 Cobb residents; $5 Nonresidents From the best selling novel by Kathryn Stockett comes The Help! This is the story of an aspiring young author during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. She decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. Ice cream, popcorn, and this wonderful story brought to life on film. Coffee and Conversation: Dan Benish, retired Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, March 13 • 10am – 11:30am Football and football players are just as American as apple pie. The center is offering coffee, muffins and conversation with retired Atlanta Falcon Defensive Tackle, Dan Benish.

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Biography – Life Stories through Time: Biography of the Game Show Wednesday, March 21 • 10am – 11:30am Here is a biography of a different sort. For decades we have watched countless contestants on televisions answer trivia questions, perform stunts and challenge lady luck. The games have gotten more elaborate and the ideas more inventive but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the popularity of the Game Show. The Real Deal on Nutrition Wednesday, March 28 • 11:00am – 12:00pm Free. Registration required. March is National Nutrition Month so learn how to make informed food choices and develop sound eating habits that can drastically improve your health and quality of life. Presented by Barbara Woodhouse of Atherton Place.

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What is a Geriatrician and Why You Might Need One Monday, March 19 • 11am – 12pm Free. Registration required. A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to prevent and manage the unique and, oftentimes, multiple health concerns of older adults. Find out more about these specialized physicians and what they can do for you.

The History Corner: Florilegium: The Flowering of the Pacific Friday, March 30 • 10am – 11:30am Free. Registration required. This documentary traces the first voyages of Joseph Banks who, as a young botanist, accompanied Captain James Cook on his first journey of circumnavigation. On this voyage Banks collected over seven hundred unknown species of plants and had them recorded in drawings by Sidney Parkinson. The book of drawings was not printed until two hundred years after Banks’ death in a direct printing project that was the largest undertaken in the history of the fine arts. Game Day Friday, March 30 • 1pm – 4pm Free. Registration required. Come sign up for Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Uno, or bring a game of your own! There is always room for more! Cookies and drinks will be provided. Call the Center or stop by the front desk, to sign up for the game of your choice or sign up a group with the game of your own.

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Meals On Wheels Needs Volunteers Cobb County is fortunate to have Meals On Wheels (MOW), a unique program that brings homebound, frail seniors a hot meal on a daily basis. Each day, Cobb Senior Services prepares over 180 meals, more than 45,000 a year, to be delivered to seniors in need. Many of these seniors have no support system, no way to get to the store, or are unable to cook for themselves due to physical limitations. Our volunteers make sure that not only is a hot, nutritious meal served, but also that each client is made to feel special with personal visits. Often, the volunteer is the only outside contact these seniors have and the delivered meal is their only meal for the day. Currently, there is an urgent need for volunteer drivers. There is a waiting list of seniors needing Meals On Wheels but there is shortage of volunteers, particularly in Marietta, Powder Springs, and Austell. Cobb Senior Services is

currently looking to churches, businesses, and civic organizations to “Adopt-A-Route.” Ideally, these groups will provide volunteers from among their membership and take ownership of a specific route. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at 770-528-5381. We will provide all the training for this wonderful outreach to Cobb’s senior residents. While there is a small cost for the meals, no client is ever turned down for MOW because he or she cannot afford the program. The donations and grants from citizens and organizations help to ensure that MOW continues to provide nutritious meals to all in need. Donations can be sent via mail to Cobb Senior Services, 32 N. Fairground St, Marietta, GA 30060 or, you can make a secure online donation at www.cobbseniors.org.

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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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet Your Future Clients, Customers and Business Associates Transforming East Cobb by developing business leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community. The ECBA meets monthly at The Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, at 11:30am for lunch, networking and a great speaker. Invite a guest to join you. For more information visit www.EastCobbBA.com

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Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Larry Guzy, 678-860-4477. Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street. More info: 770-785-2522 or 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 Thursday, every other month. 6:30pm. InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra Thompson, 770-578-6646. Colored Pencil Society of America. Atlanta District Chapter 107. First Monday of the month. 7pm. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy Guerine, 678-354-3590. Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445. Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-943-6979. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various Locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362.

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Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Dances on second and 4th Friday each month. 8-10:30pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-7210, 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. Did you play a band instrument in high school and/ or college? Would you like to play again? We accept all skill levels. First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: George 770-971-3430 or geog16@yahoo.com.


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. East Cobb VIPs. A community group for seniors. Fourth Monday of the month (except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-3643 or office@eastcobbumc.org. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: www.georgiaperennial.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. Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579. Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org. 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. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council Chamber at Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta. More info: cobblp.org. Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094.


Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230. Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: mariettapflag@gmail.com. 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. 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 MOMS Club of Marietta North. First Wednesday of the month. 10am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887. Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary. Every Monday.10am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@bellsouth.net.

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. 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. Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-0768 or pwpchapter698.org. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT Educational assessments. Holistic approach to students’ academic improvement. Free consultation. 678-770-2761.

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FURNITURE REPAIR Furniture refinishing, repairs, touch ups, painting, pick-up, and deliver. Danny Linton 770-882-5132.

HOME INSPECTIONS A.T. Martin Home Inspections LLC. Excellent rates. Schedule at www.amartinspect.com or 770-906-7294.

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE EAST COBBER has Editorial Internship available May/June - August. 10-15/hours a week. Duties include writing stories, research, promotional pieces, phone work, some photography. Journalism/communications majors preferred. Must be able to work independently. Skills preferred include a proven ability to write clearly, typing, some photography and familiar with social media/e-mail. Intern will learn feature writing, production, promotions, and how to perform on deadline. Internship is available to college students, recent grads, graduate students and those looking to change careers. Please send resume and letter of interest to cynthia@eastcobber.com.

LANDSCAPING Grass cuts, installed pine straw, seasonal flowers. HollyBee Co. 678-493-7165

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

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

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

REAL ESTATE SERVICES 15 year work relationship with Realtors helping them keep client’s home clean during selling process. Call Mike at 770-312-6095.

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SPANISH LESSONS Pre-K to adults. Individual and small groups. Flexible schedules. 404-246-2140

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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. Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays. 7:308:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483. Al-Anon Family Group. Meets at Temple Kol Emeth every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. This group is a unique fellowship that unites members of different backgrounds, races, and walks of life to inspire them and help themselves and others to lead purposeful, useful lives by overcoming the frustration and helplessness caused by close association with an alcoholic. Teens 13 and older are welcome. For more information please contact: Paulette Leibowitz 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 Association Georgia Chapter Family Support Group. First Monday of the month. 10:30am. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Dawn Reed, 678-7777241 or dawn@alohatoaging.org. Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 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.

Career Transition. Second Monday of the month. 6:15pm: Personal resume, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. 1st Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579 or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084. 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. Caregiver’s Support Group. Third Sunday of the month at 4pm. Metropolitan Hospice at Papermill Village, Inpatient Unit, 200 Village Parkway, Marietta. More info: Pamela Milici Treece 770-988-0880. 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, 770-5793512 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 306, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Depression Support Group. For those who suffer from depression and the people who love them. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorce Care. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.

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.

Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Tuesday.12 noon. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959.

East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parent Support Group. First Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie, 404-368-9394, 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). FOCUS is there to help – to listen and cry, to inform and educate, and to offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Usually meets the last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/ to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111, angie@focus-ga.org, or www.focus-ga.org. Family Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Support Group. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to individuals who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Call in advance for free care for your loved one during meeting. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Aloha to Aging, 678-439-1177. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Share.13-week session, August and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.

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Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-9560318 or 678-357-3661 or www.mariettamoms.com Moms in Touch for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Every Tuesday. 9:30am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705. Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, 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. Networking Group. Open to everyone. Second and 4th Wednesday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. First Baptist Church Smyrna, 1275 Church Street SE, Smyrna. More info: 770-435-3231 or Peggy, 770-955-3896 or caylorp@gmail.com. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or 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.



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