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I was lucky to have one of my biggest role models living in the same house with me, my mother. As clichéd and corny as it may sound, its true. She was a working mom with five children striving to not only give us the material things: clothes, food, a safe place to live, private school. She also gave us enough love that each night when my brother and sisters and I went to bed, we were secure in the knowledge that we were loved. With my father’s support, she managed to finish her college degree (which had been interrupted by the birth of 5 children.) One of my earliest memories of my mother is attending her graduation seeing her dressed in the classic cap and gown holding the diploma. That mental snapshot is burned into my memory because it represents the values she stood for and instilled in me: the importance of education, independence, and determination. That’s why I am happy to sponsor the EAST COBBER Mother of the Year essay contest. By honoring a mother in our community, I hope to honor all of the millions and millions of mothers whose lives are compelling examples of unwavering, unyielding, uninterrupted commitment to their children and families. This year’s EAST COBBER Mother of the Year, Kathleen Leard is that example of a mother’s unwavering commitment to her family. With an autistic son, Kathleen not only advocates, but has also legislated for improved access to special therapies for autistic children. She worked with state legislators to pass Ava’s Law. In 2009, Ava’s Law established a committee to examine the autism insurance reform issue and develop ways the state legislature can stop discrimination by insurance companies of Georgia’s children with autism.

Featured on our cover this month is Kathleen Leard, this year’s EAST COBBER Mother of the Year with her three children: Davis,age 10; “Charlie,” age 6; and, Molly, 15 months old. “I am flattered and honored that my husband, Christian, nominated me,” says Kathleen. “Juggling the busy schedules of three children—one with autism, “definitely makes for a different lifestyle,” shares Kathleen. The Leard Family lives in the NorthHampton subdivision.

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Married in 1997, she and her husband grew up in East Cobb, in fact, they are both Pope High School grads. Kathleen loves “the sense of community in East Cobb… and all the activities available for kids and families” in East Cobb. With an autistic son, she has worked with state legislators to establish a committee to examine the autism insurance reform issue. See Page 6 for the winning “Mother of the Year” essay and Page 7 for a list of gifts for the Mother of the Year donated by local merchants. Cover photo taken by Michael

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Kathleen Leard: East Cobber Mother of the Year 2012 Here is the winning essay written by Christian Leard, nominating his wife, Kathleen Leard:

ss Christian Leard standing with his wife, Kathleen (sitting), and their son, Davis, 10; daughters, “Charlie,”6, and Molly, 1.

The “mom” I would like to nominate for this year’s East Cobber Mother of the Year is my wife, Kathleen Leard. Kathleen is the mother to our three extraordinary children: Davis (10), “Charlie” (6) and Molly (1). Our parenting lives changed forever when Davis was diagnosed with autism at 2. From that day, Kathleen embarked on a journey to find answers, support, therapies, treatments, and hopefully a way to recover our beautiful baby boy from autism. I am luckier than most husbands on many fronts, but the one most dear to me is my wife’s unyielding and unrelenting quest to help Davis. I cannot begin to tell you the number of hours in the week that Kathleen dedicated and continues to dedicate to fighting for our son. She has fought for not only Davis, but also all children affected by autism by drafting legislation and lobbying the state of Georgia for insurance reform to more broadly support therapies to support children with autism. All this while raising our two beautiful daughters, being room mom for both Davis and Charlie since they were in school at Mountain View, and being the best wife as well as best mom in East Cobb!

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EAST COBBER’S Mother of the Year 2012 is invited to participate in this year’s EAST COBBER Parade. Kathleen Leard also receives the following gifts donated by local businesses: Accessories Your Way – 18” Necklace with a White Setting and Rhinestones Abstract Letter Photography – Custom Art Prints Boot Camp in the Park – Punch Card for 5 Visits ($100 value) CAbi clothing – $50 Gift Certificate Cactus Carwash – Express Super Clean ($39.95 value) Chicago’s Restaurant – $100 Gift Certificate Corey Chiropractic – 60-Minute Massage and Free Chiropractic Exam Cookies by Design – Mother’s Spring Blossoms Cookie Arrangement ($64 value) Cooks Warehouse – $100 Gift Certificate Crossfit of East Cobb – 1 Month of Free Training ($160 value). Dance Stop – 5 Fitness Classes David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry – $250 Gift Certificate East Cobb Chiropractic Wellness – 1-Hour Massage including Aroma Therapy and Foot Massage Edible Arrangements – Delicious Fruit Design ($65 value) Edward Jones/Stephen Teague – Complimentary Financial Consultation Enhance Floors – Rug European Deli – $20 Gift Certificate Frameworks Gallery – Photo Frame Fuji Hana – $25 Gift Certificate Get in Shape for Women – 1 Month of Personal Training and Meal Planning ($200 value) Gigi’s Cupcakes – Gift Basket of 4 Cupcakes Hong Kong Star – $20 Gift Certificate Hub Boutique – Hobo Rachel Wallet in black ($118 value)

Jazzercise – Water bottle and a 2 month membership with no joining fee.($180 value) Jennings Music –Ukulele and 1 Free Hour Lesson by Ali Melton Kani House – $25 Gift Certificate Keegan’s Public House– $25 Gift Certificate La Madeline – $30 Gift Certificate LaVida Massage – 60-Minute Massage Session Life Grocery – $20 Gift Certificate Mathnasium of East Cobb – Free Sessions of Math Tutoring ($149 value) plus Free Diagnostic Valuation(additional $149 value) Merchants Walk – Gift Basket Nutrition House East Cobb – Gift Basket Patrick Carmen NR.9 Salon – Complimentary Shampoo, Cut & Style Podiatry Group of Georgia – Foot Facial ($125 value) Queen of Hearts – $50 Gift Certificate Rhinoceros Boutique – Bottle of Lubin Perfume Southeast Swimwear – Batik Sarong ($22 value) Sports A Rama – Free Week of Camp to be used this summer ($250 value) Sellar’s Goodyear - Free Oil-Lube-Filter Service ($27.95 value) Van Michael Salon – $75 Gift Certificate Versona Accessories – $50 Gift Card Walton Communities – Make Today Count by John C. Maxwell, Organizing Magic by Sandra Felton, and Parenting isn’t for Cowards by Dr. James Dobson Yogolicious– $10 Gift Certificate Young Chefs Academy – Free admission to Mother’s Day Luncheon Workshop for Mom & Kids, noon-2pm, May 12, 2012 ($75 value)

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STAR Students Celebrated at Annual Banquet Locally, STAR students and STAR teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from the more than 165 civic organizations and businesses that serve as local sponsors of the STAR Program. The State PAGE STAR Banquet, held in Atlanta last month, recognized local STAR students from all over Georgia. The following is a list of the East Cobb high school STAR Students and STAR Teachers honored at the annual PAGE Student and Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Banquet: Kell High School STAR Student: Louis Salerno STAR Teacher: Sara Griffin Lassiter High School STAR Student: Tyler Molinaro STAR Teacher: Dr. Wylie Brown ss 2012 State PAGE STAR Student Lisa Wang and 2012 State PAGE STAR Teacher Dr. Tina Link The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program honors Georgia’s outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. During the past 54 years, the STAR Program has honored more than 23,000 high school seniors who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation was selected in 1994 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the State STAR Program in association with the Chamber and the Georgia Department of Education. PAGE’s 82,000+ members are privileged to continue the tradition of recognizing Georgia’s future leaders and honoring the professional educators who have nurtured these scholars. Every accredited high school in Georgia is eligible to participate in the PAGE STAR program. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Each high school STAR Student is asked to name his/her STAR Teacher. High school STAR Students compete for system titles; and system STAR Students in turn compete for region honors in the 12 STAR Regions. Region winners and their STAR Teachers are invited to Atlanta to compete for the State PAGE STAR scholarships and awards.


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East Cobb County Council of PTAs Celebrates Student Success By Irene Barton, President, East Cobb County Council of PTAs

ss Pictured above are the Margie Hatfield Scholarship recipients for 2011-12 (left to right:) Claudia Cheung, Pope High School; Sarah Meyer, Lassiter High School; Brandon Sheu, Wheeler High School; Mrs. Margie Hatfield; Kylar Ferguson, Sprayberry High School; Abbey O’Brown, Kell High School; and Ryan Humble, Walton High School, at the East Cobb County Council of PTA’s (ECCC PTA) general membership meeting held on April 12.

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a national organization that strives to unite parents and teachers in working towards better schools and education. The PTA’s volunteer network includes over 5 million individuals and 25,000 local branches. The members of the PTA have diverse duties, including fund raising, political activism, community outreach and problem solving. Like our PTA peers across the country, another important function for the ECCC Council of PTAs is to encourage and recognize students’ successes. The Margie Hatfield scholarship and the National PTA Reflections program are two ways we spotlight our exceptional East Cobb students. Funded by the 35 local units of East Cobb County Council of PTAs and donations from community members, the Margie Hatfield Scholarship awards are based on an applicant’s academic achievement, citizenship, leadership, extracurricular activities and service to the community. Former ECCC PTA President Margie Hatfield, for whom the scholarship fund is named, was on hand for the presentations held at Walton High School. All of the winners have GPAs of over 4.0 and participate in a variety of school and community activities. Congratulations to these outstanding seniors!

art for fun and recognition. K-12 students are encouraged to create and submit works of art in one or more of six areas: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography and film/video production. In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation to create works of art. Fortyfive participants from East Cobb were named winners at the state level and were honored on March 25 at a reception held at the Woodruff Arts Center. Two of our first place winners were selected to move on to the National PTA level. They are Cullen Hunt from Tritt Elementary and Ali KilkennySmith, representing Lassiter High School. Both are competing in the film production category. For a complete list of winners from ECCC PTA schools, please go to http://ecccpta. org/committee-news-info/reflections. The Board of Directors of ECCC PTA is proud to continue our rich tradition of supporting and celebrating student success. We wish all of our members a relaxing and safe summer holiday and we look forward to collaborating with you again in support of our children.

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Dickerson Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team Travels to World Finals

ss Pictured at the state finals (left to right) are: Kaitlyn Holtzclaw, Riley Kerber, Janet Wang, Weston Wadsworth, Jason Lovell, Emma Ensley, and Jenna Kahn.

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A group of very brilliant and creative eigthh graders from Dickerson Middle School have been on an incredible odyssey this year. This team of seven students got together to participate in Odyssey of the Mind. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

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The Dickerson team competed in Division II of the Classics problem, “To Be Or Not To Be.” This problem involved putting a musical theatre spin on one of William Shakespeare’s most famous lines, “To Be Or Not To Be.” Hamlet, the title character, ponders this question and realizes that the easy way out is not always the correct choice. The team was required to create an original play in which the ‘Hamlet’ character faces a team-created dilemma portraying the easy and not so easy choice which the character faces. On top of creating a completely original script, the team had to incorporate several required elements, namely, the Hamlet character’s conscience, a creative scene and costume change, the use of a trap door and performing the play in 8 minutes or less. All of the sets, costumes and script had to be entirely created by the team with no assistance from adults. Parents Rebecca Ensley and Tom Kerber guided the students’ efforts, but the work and creativity was all from the Dickerson team members. This is the first time this team has competed together. They placed first at the regional competition in March and won first place in the state competition on April 14. They will participate in the world finals in Ames, Iowa, on May 23 through May 26. Congrats, Dickerson Team!!

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Fundraiser to Benefit East Cobb Resident with Cancer By Alex Ewalt On May 17, Dave and Buster’s at 2215 D&B Drive in Marietta will offer a 20 percent off discount on food, nonalcoholic drinks and D&B Power Cards all day, with 10 percent of the proceeds of purchases going to the Patti Lyons Foundation. For Power Cards that are purchased on a day other than the fundraiser, 50 percent will go to the foundation when Patti’s cause is mentioned. Visit the Patti Lyons Foundation page on Facebook for more information. Those interested in contributing can also make a cash donation through Wells Fargo Bank using Attn: Patti Lyons Foundation, 1313 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. Patti’s parents both had melanoma on their skin, but it was successfully removed in both cases. Though Patti’s melanoma appeared in the form of a tumor, she notes that genetics contribute to cancer risk and that if your family has a history of the disease, you should start getting checked earlier in life. ss Patti Lyons

Life changed dramatically last October for Patti Lyons, an East Cobb single mother of two, when she was diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma. Just weeks after the diagnosis, she underwent major surgery to remove a tumor and a significant portion of her digestive system. After learning that the cancer had spread to her liver and her lungs, she began an aggressive treatment program, requiring extended hospital stays. Patti, 43, is a psychotherapist but has been unable to work since the diagnosis last year. To complicate matters, her employer does not offer health insurance. To assist her in covering rising medical bills, a group of Patti’s close friends have organized a fundraiser through the newly established Patti Lyons Foundation.

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“Be proactive and get your skin checked regularly, get a colonoscopy even if you don’t want to,” she said. “Melanoma is a very aggressive form of cancer.” In addition to setting up the fundraiser with Dave & Buster’s and helping to start her foundation, Patti’s close friends — including Lynette Jurgens, Kelly Forlini, Rebecca Osborn, Christine Morris, Louise Wells and Paulette Farley, to name a few — have assisted with day-to-day responsibilities and in caring for her two sons: 16-year-old Royland, a sophomore at Walton, and 13-year-old Thomas, a 7th-grader at Dickerson. “I get through it with the support of my friends,” Patti said. “I keep them informed. If I’m tired, or I don’t feel good, or I’m feeling sorry for myself, my friends are always around.” For more information on the Patti Lyons Foundation, visit www.carepages.com/carepages/PattisPages or email pattilyonsfoundation@gmail.com.

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Sprayberry High School’s Spotlight Cabaret will be the first fundraiser for the Echo Foundation. Audience members will enjoy a delicious dessert while watching students perform classic songs from musicals. Spotlight Cabaret is scheduled for May 11 and 12 in Sprayberry’s Theatre, 2525 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta/East Cobb. Performances start at 7pm and tickets are $10. To make reservations, call 770-578-3200.

Marc Middlebrooks also directs the school’s annual Echo Pageant, a program that epitomizes Sprayberry’s greatest ideals and principles: academics, athletics and fine arts. “Echo Pageant is not just a beauty pageant. Echo Pageant serves as a valuable program for students to be leaders in the school and community. It brings together students from all the different departments of the school and awards them for their achievements,” shares Middlebrooks. Realizing how important the Echo Pageant could be, he launched one of his boldest initiatives yet: The Echo Foundation. The Echo Foundation was created to recognize students for their school involvement and community service, and reward them with college scholarships. Middlebrooks felt that the school had strong academics, it had athletics, it had a brand new face, but it was missing pieces and he hopes that this will be the first step to creating a more unified student body. www.eastcobber.com

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Marc Middlebrooks, Sprayberry’s Drama Director, was first inspired to improve the quality of the productions when the fine arts wing was created. This wing itself is filled with state of the art equipment that changed the entire attitude of the fine arts department. But the vision of renovation has not been limited to just fine arts. Under his direction improvements have also been seen at multiple school pep rallies, powder puff football and many others. He has worked to honor traditions, but strives to create new ones.

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Sprayberry High School has recently renovated its entire fine arts department with the construction of a new building dedicated to the drama, band, orchestra and chorus programs. Thanks to $26 milion of SPLOST dollars, the new 34,000+ square foot building has equipped the 700 students involved in the fine arts department with the resources needed to reach the height of their potential. Each program has been given a designated room in the building designed to maximize the quality of the students’ performances.

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Sahr Singh, a 7th grade student at Dodgen Middle School, won the National Geographic state geography bee on March 30 in Milledgeville. She competed with 100 other 4th-8th grade students from Georgia. As the state champ, Sahr won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship rounds May 22-24. The first place national winner will ss Sahr Singh receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek will moderate the national finals which will be aired May 24, 8pm, on the National Geographic channel. Sahr appeared on the David Letterman show as a four-year-old showcasing her geography knowledge. Sahr has performed in the All State Chorus. She is captain of her school’s academic bowl team and has won math competitions at school, county and chapter levels. She has represented Georgia in national academic competitions organized by the NSF (North South Foundation), a nonprofit organization. We wish Sahr luck in the upcoming national finals.


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Day camps The Art Place – Mountain View Summer Camps 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 770-509-2700 • www.theartplace.us A facility of the Cobb County Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. Check website for camp offerings.

Cresco Montessori Summer Camps 3001 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 770-992-8031 • www.creativemontessori.net May 29-August 10. 8:30am-3pm. Ages 5-12. Cost: $205/ week.

Blake Cooper Productions Summer Drama Camp Dodgen Middle School 1725 Bill Murdoch Road, Marietta 30062 www.bcprod.org May 29-July 27 (no camp week of July 4). 9am-3pm. Cost: $190-$250/week. K-12th grade. Gain experience acting, singing and dancing, and focus on skills such as vocalizing, projecting, following directions, memorization, learning choreography and working as an ensemble. The camp ends with stage performances for parents and friends.

Curtain Call Youth Players Summer Drama Camps 2800 Canton Highway, Suite 600, Marietta, GA 30066 678-354-0922 • www.ccyp.org >Shannonigans Playhouse for rising K-2nd grades. 101 Dalmatians: June 4-8. 9am-12pm and/or 12:30-3pm. Cost: $99. >Elementary Playhouse for rising 3rd-5th graders. Mason Makes a Stand: June 25-29. 9am-3 pm. Cost: $199 Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate: July 9-13. 9am-3 pm. Cost: $199. The Court of King Arithmetic: July 16-20. 9am-3 pm. Cost: $199. >Middle School Playhouse for rising 6th-8th graders. Romeo and Juliet at the Williamsburg Theatre: June 11-15. 9am-3 pm. Cost: $199. Way, Way Off Broadway: June 18-22. 9am-3 pm. Cost: $199 >High School Master Classes for rising 9th- graduating seniors. July 2-6. 9am-3 pm. Cost: $50/session or $175/all four. Experienced instructors will cover: playwriting, improvisation, stage combat and acting for film. Children will experience adventures in acting, dancing, singing and teamwork, creating a final performance for family and friends. Campers will be performing a short play, at the end of each camp, so that they may display their talents.

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Day camps Deer Run Christian Camps 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson Station, TN 37179 888-794-2918 • www.DeerRunRetreat.org Weekly overnight camps begin in June and run through July. Age-Graded camps, preteen, middle & high school. Grades 3-12. Over 100 wooded acres for horseback riding, lake activities, archery, hiking, climbing and more. Draisen Edwards Music 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-971-9755 • www.draisenedwards.com Weekly camps start June 4-July 27. Cost: $125/week. Ages: 8-17. Call for times. Dunwoody Fencing Club Summer Camp Pope High School 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta 30062 770-551-9362• www.dunwoodyfencingclub.com or www.popefencing.org July 23-27. 9am-3pm. Grades: 5th-12th. Cost: $180. No experience is necessary and equipment will be provided for new fencers. Experienced fencers are also welcome. For more information email: dunwoodyfencingclub@comcast.net. East Cobb Stables 1649 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 678-560-9154 • www.eastcobbstables.com Weekly co-ed horse camp. May 29-August 3. 1-5pm, Monday-Friday, with a horse show on Friday. Cost: $300/ week. After camp care available.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Summer Camp Various Locations: Camp Pine Acres, Acworth, and Camp Timber Ridge, Mableton 770-702-9136 • www.girlscoutsummer.com Weekly camps June 4-July 27. Ages: 1-8. 7am-6pm. Cost: $175. Weekly overnight camps June 4-July 27. Grades: K-12th grade. Cost: $350. An opportunity for girls to build courage, confidence and character through creative activities and a camp community designed by dedicated staff. Harrison Tennis Center 2653 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066 770-591-3151 • prca.cobbcountyga.gov May 29-August 2. Monday-Thursday. Critter Camp (ages 4-5): 8:30-9am. Cost: $40/week. Mini Camp (ages 6-8): 9:15-10:30am. Cost $70/week. Full Camp (ages 9-17): 8:3011:30am. Cost: $150/week. High Touch-High Tech Science Camp Various locations. Visit website for details. 770-667-9443 • www.sciencemadefunatl.net Weekly Camps. June 4-July 27. 9am-3pm. Ages 5-12. Cost: $225.

Eastside Baptist Church 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-578-7961, ext. 130 • www.ebcfamily.org June 25-July 27. Ages 4-11. Cost: $110-$180. The Recreation Ministry offers a variety of summer camps including sports, cheerleading and ballet. Call/visit website for details. Fuller’s Recreation Center 3499 Robinson Road, Marietta 30067 770-509-2737 prca.cobbcountyga.gov/fullerreccenter-summercamps.htm. June 4-August 10. No camp week of July 4. 7:30am-5:30pm. Kids Camp (rising 1st-7th grade) is a general recreation camp that includes sports, games, arts and crafts, and many more fun activities. Teen Camp (ages 12-15) is designed for teenagers to have a fun and exciting summer with sports, special projects, acting in leadership roles, and interacting with other county teen camps. Cost: $100/week/resident; $125/week/non-resident. Registration available online at www.prca.cobbcountyga.gov/ez-reg.htm Georgia Ballet Summer Dance Camps Georgia Ballet 1255 Field Parkway, Marietta 30066 770-528-0881 • www.georgiaballet.org June 4-July 20. Various dates and hours. Ages 4+. Call/visit website for details.


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Day camps JazzerKamp East Cobb Jazzercize 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-643-8090 • www.eastcobbjazz.com June 18-22. 12:30-3pm. Ages 5-10. Cost: $150.

Lassiter High School –Junior Volleyball Camp @Pope High School (due to construction) 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta 30062 770-851-5500 June 5-7. Grades: Rising 2nd-9th. 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. Cost: $85-$115.

Jennings Music & Education Center Rock Camp & Glee Camp 2511 Canton Road, Marietta 30066 770-425-2560 • www.jenningsmusiccenter.com Weekly camps. May 29-August 10. Grades: PreK-12th. Call/visit website for details.

Legends Elite Cheer Camp 4896 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30067 770-509-5500 • www.legendselitecheer.com >June 4-8. 9am-3pm. Ages: 5-8. Cost: $225 >June 11-15. 9am-3pm. Ages: 9-13. Cost: $225

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-973-6561 • www.johnsonferry.org Children’s Camp, Cheer Camp, Basketball Camp, Flag Football Camp and Winshape. Call/visit website for details.

Mathnasium 1205 Johnson Ferry Road , Ste. 135, Marietta 30068 770-578-6170 • www.mathnasium.com/eastcobb Weekly camps running June through August. 4 years-8th grade. Call for more information.

Kell High School –Junior Volleyball Camp 4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta 30066 770-653-4382• Tracy.steinleight@cobbk12.org June 4-8. Grades: Rising 3rd-9th grade. Cost: $90+$25.

MJCCA Summer Day Camps 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody 30338 678-812-4132 • www.atlantajcc.org May 29-August 10. 9am-4pm. Ages: PreK-17. Weekly traditional, sports, specialty, teen, and preschool camps. Cost: $335. Visit website for day camp options.

Kids’ Zone Summer Camp 137 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1100, Marietta 30068 770-933-6900 • www.kidszonelearningcenter.com May 29-August 10. Weekly themed programs for children 6 to 12 years. Cost: $190/week. Call/visit website for further details.


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Day camps Pope High School Girls Basketball Camp 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta 30062 678-977-3988 • courtney.harris@cobbk12.org June 18-21. 9am-3:30pm. Ages: 7-15. Cost: $165

Mount Paran North Summer Sports Camp 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 678-285-3248 • www.mpnsports.com May 29-July 27. 8am-6pm. Ages 6-12. Cost: $100/week + $50 activity fee. Sports, games, swimming, hiking, skating, and much more! Weekly sessions.

Pope High School - Greyhounds Summer Youth Soccer Camp 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta 30062 Richard.groeneveld@cobbk12.org • www.popesoccer.org June 20-24. 9am-12pm: Grades K-5. 6-8:30pm: Grades 6-9. Cost: $100.

Mt. Zion Hoops2Heaven Basketball Dreams Summer Camp 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 770-971-1465, ext. 250 • www.mtzionumc.org Advanced Skills Camp. June 11-14. 9:30am-12:30pm. Ages: 10-14. Cost: $70. Basic Skills Camp. June 25-28. 9:30am-12:30pm. Ages: 6-9. Cost: $70.

Pope High School - Girls Basketball Skills Camp 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta 30062 Courtney.harris@cobbk12.org June 20-23. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 7-15. Cost: $165.

Our Pal’s Place - Camp O.P.P. 4508 Canton Road, Marietta 30066 678-361-7623 • camps@ourpalsplace.org Weekly camps. May 29-August 10. 9am-4pm. Grades 4-12. Cost: $200-$235/week. (Camp fees go to help homeless animals.) Give your kids the opportunity to learn about and interact with dogs, cats and horses. Visit website for programs/schedules.

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Primrose School of Sprayberry Explorers Summer Camp 2531 East Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062 770-578-4832 • www.primrosesprayberry.com May 29-August 10. 6:30am-6:30pm. Ages 5-12. $204. Make new friends, learn something new and explore the world. Call/check website for details.


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Day camps Safe America Foundation Driver Education for Teens 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 770-973-7233 • www.safeamericadrivers.org Weekly camps. May 29-August 3. 9am-3:30pm. Ages: 15-19. Cost: $459. Shreiner Academy EPIC! Summer Camp 1340 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta 30067 770-953-1340 • www.shreiner.com May 29-July 27. 7am-6:30pm. Ages: 18 mos–8th grade. Call/ check website for fees. S.M.art Club Summer Art Camps Various East Cobb locations 404-313-2999 • www.sm-art-club.com May 29-August 10. Half and full days. Grades: PreK-7th. Cost: $99-$169. Sports Broadcasting Camp @ Emory University, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta 30322 800-319-0884 • www.playbyplaycamps.com July 18-22. 9am-4pm or overnight. Ages 10-18. Cost: $510-$1,125. Sprayberry High School East Cobb Sports Camp 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 678-744-9373 • whydoparent.org June 4-7. Ages: 5-16. Half day or full day sessions. Cost: $155-$325 Track & Field or Basketball. Call/visit website for more details. Terrell Mill Junior Summer Tennis Camps 480 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta 30067 770-644-2771 • prca.cobbcountyga.gov May 28-August 10. Ages 3-17. 9-10am or 9am-12noon. Cost: $80-$155. Beginners will learn basic strokes and strategies; advanced players will participate in advanced drills, conditioning and competition.

Walton High School – Girls Cheerleading Camp 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062 770-541-1228 • www.waltoncheerleading.com June 5-7. 9am-4pm. Grades: 4th-9th. Cost: $65. Walton High School – Sports Camp 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062 678-463-6592 • rocky.hidalgo@cobbk12.org June 4-7. 9am-12noon. Ages: 6-12. Cost: $85. A variety of competitive games that emphasize the development of athletic skills and are designed to increase a child’s understanding of the value of teamwork and cooperation. Walton High School – Fundamental Football Camp 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062 678-463-6592 • rocky.hidalgo@cobbk12.org June 25-27. 9am-12noon. Ages 7-14. Cost: $100. Instruction on the basics of football, teamwork and cooperation through competitive individual and group drills. Walton Raiders Tennis Camp for Kids 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062 770-541-1228 • www.waltontennis.com June 11-13 or June 18-20 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). 10am-12:00pm at Walton High School tennis courts. Ages: 4-12. Cost: $75, includes t-shirt for the campers. This event will provide a fun opportunity for children to learn about playing tennis from the Walton tennis players. Walton Volleyball Camps 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062 770-541-1228 • www.waltonvolleyball.org >July 23-27. 9am-2pm. Grades: Elementary & Middle School. Cost: $175. For all elementary school students as well as middle school students who are new to the sport or have limited playing experience. This is a fun and instructive camp that builds strong fundamentals while instilling a love and respect for the game. >July 23-27. 9am-2pm. Elite Middle School. Cost: $200. For rising 6th-8th graders with at least one year of club experience. Players must be able to serve overhand from the end line. >July 23-27. 3pm-9pm. Elite High School. Cost: $250. Open to rising 9th-12th graders. This will be an intense, demanding camp for players who are highly motivated to perform and compete at the highest level. Players must have played club or JV/Varsity volleyball. Camp T-shirt included for all campers that register by June 18. Wheeler High School Youth Cheer Camp 375 Holt Road, Marietta 30068 770-955-6787 • www.wheelercheer.com June 11-14. 7:30am-12:30pm. Grades: Rising 1st-3rd. Cost: $75. This camp includes instruction in tumbling, stunting, chants, cheers, jumps, dance and more.


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Day camps Wheeler High School Cheetahs —“Got Speed Track Camp” 375 Holt Road, Marietta 30068 678-653-2282 • www.eastcobbcheetahs.org June 25-28 and July 16-19. 9am-1pm. Ages: 5-18. Cost: $225/week. At “Got Speed” Track Camp, campers can take advantage of speed training for all running sports and learn skills that dramatically improve overall athletic performance. YMCA >McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062 770-977-5991 • www.ymcapass.com >Northeast Cobb YMCA 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 678-569-9622 • www.ymcapass.com May 29-August 10. Weekly half- and full-day pre-school, sports, specialty and teen camps. Visit website for details. Young Chefs Academy Can-I-Cook Camp 230 Hammond Drive NE, Ste. 368, Sandy Springs 30328 404-255-9263 www.youngchefsacademy.com/sandysprings May 29-August 10. 9:30am-2pm. Ages 4-17. Cost: $275 + registration. Visit website for details.

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“Living Waters”

2 yrs (by Sept. 1, 2011)-5th grade (completed)

Monday-Friday June 18-22


$10/per child

“Sonrise National Park”

4 yrs-5th grade (completed)

Sunday-Thursday June 10-14



East Cobb Church of Christ 5240 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-587-5999 • www.eastcobbcoc.org

“On Your MARK, Get Set, Go”

PreK-4th grade

Sunday-Wednesday June 3-6



East Cobb Presbyterian Church 4616 Roswell Road NE • Marietta 30062 770-973-4114 • www.ecpca.org

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

Rising 5 yr - 5th grade

Monday-Friday July 16-20

9:30am -12:30pm

$15 includes Sky T-shirt and Music CD

East Cobb United Methodist Church 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 770-971-3643 • www.eastcobbumc.org

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

4 yrs (by Sept. 1) -rising 5th grade

Sunday-Thursday June 24-28


$15 donation requested

“Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity”

4 yrs - 4th grade (completed)

Monday-Friday June 25-29




K-5th grade

Sunday-Thursday June 3-7

5:30-6:30pm Sun; 9am -12pm M-Th


Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 770-977-7473 • www.peterandpaul.org

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

Rising PreK-5th grade

Monday-Friday June 11-15



Faith Lutheran Church 2111 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-973-8877 • www.faithlcms.org

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

4 yrs-4th grade

Monday-Friday June 4-8

9am -12pm

Free ($15 suggested donation)

Holy Family Church 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-973-0038 • www.holyfamilycc.org

“Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity”

4-10 yrs

Monday-Friday June 18-22

10am - 12noon

$40 (1 child); $50 (2 children); $70 (3 or more)

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

3 yrs 5th grade (completed)

Monday-Saturday June 11-16

9am-12noon M-F; 5:30pm Sat. finale


“Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God”

PreK-5th grade

Monday-Friday June 11-15



“Amazing Aviation Adventures”

Rising 1st-5th grade

Monday-Thursday June 25-28



Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 4814 Paper Mill Road, Marietta 30067 770-953-3193 • www.lcrmarietta.org

“Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God”

3 yrs (potty trained)5th grade (completed)

Sunday-Thursday June 3-7

Dinner: 5-6pm Program: 6-8:15pm

Dinner: addt’l. fee Program: $20

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org

“Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God”

4 yrs (by Sept. 1) -rising 6th grade

Monday-Friday June 11-15


$30 ($50 after May 31)

Covenant Presbyterian Church 2881 Canton Road • Marietta 30066 770-422-5130 • www.covpres.com Crossview Baptist Church 1100 Piedmont Road • Marietta 30066 770-973-0063 • www.crossviewbaptist.org

Eastminster Presbyterian Church 3125 Sewell Mill Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-2976 • www.groupvbs.com Eastside Baptist Church 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-971-2323, ext. 128 • www.ebcfamily.org

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 770-971-4600 • www.holytrinitymarietta.org John Knox Presbyterian Church 505 Powers Ferry Road , Marietta, 30067 770-973-5050 • www.johnknoxpcmarietta.org

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-973-6561 • www.johnsonferry.org

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Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church 4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

4 years by Sept. 1 -rising 6th grade

Monday–Friday July 9-13


$30 ($50 after June 1)

Mount Paran North Church of God 1700 Allgood Road • Marietta 30062 770-578-9081 • www.mtparan.com

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

3 years-K (completed)

Monday–Friday June 18-22



Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 4770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 770-971-1465 • www.mtzionumc.org

“Bootcamp 2012”

3 yrs (potty trained) - rising 5th grade

Monday-Friday June 18-22



Noonday Baptist Church 4121 Canton Road, Marietta 30066 770-926-6138 • www.noondaychurch.org

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

4 yrs (by Sept. 1) -8th grade

Monday-Friday July 16-20



Pilgrimage United Church of Christ 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 770-971-0007 www.pilgrimageucc.org/the-ministries/vbs

“Little Children Big Difference”

3 yrs-5th grade

Monday-Friday June 4-8


Before May 13: $25/child, $50/family After May 13: $30/child, $75/family

Powers Ferry United Methodist Church 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta 30067 770-973-5271 • www.powerumc.com

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

3 yrs (pottytrained) - 5th grade

Monday-Friday June 4-8



Sandy Plains Baptist Church 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 770-971-8525 • www.sandyplains.org

“Amazing Wonders: Aviation Encountering God’s Awesome Power”

Pre-K - 8th grade (VBS); 1st-6th grade (music camp)

Monday-Friday June 25-29

VBS: 9am-12noon Music Camp: 12noon-3pm

VBS Free; Music Camp $30/child

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church 571 Holt Road, Marietta 30068 770-971-2839 • www.stcatherines.org

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

4 yrs (by July 1)- rising 5th grade

Monday-Thursday June 25-28


$25/child ($35 after June 10)

Unity North Atlanta Church 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 678-819-9100 • www.unitynorth.org

“Cosmic Capers”

PreK-5th grade

Monday-Friday July 16-20


$60/child; $35/child (if parent volunteers)

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church 4495 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 770-993-4919 • ww.wesleychapelumc.com

“Sky: Everything is Possible with God”

K4-5th grade

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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 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 Wednesday Walks in the Garden at Barrington Hall. Enjoy a guided walk while learning about the historic gardens featuring many century old shrubs and heirloom plants. . A short presentation will start the walk at 9:30a.m. Topics include heirloom roses, growing herbs, wildflowers and pruning shrubs and trees. Sign up is not required but is encouraged. Free. 9:30-11am. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www. barringtonhall-roswell.com. Every Thursday Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre dating back to the 1930s, recent renovation efforts and fun facts about the theatre business. 11am. $5. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Every Saturday Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a Thank-You Bouquet Card, Handprint Keepsake, Rainbow-Colored Creatures, or Patriotic Wand! Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com. Every Saturday and Sunday Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Sunday: 123pm. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net. Trail Hikes. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “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. May 3-6 Grease, the No. 1 greatest musical that continues to rock ‘n roll around the world presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm (except Sunday, May 5: 2pm & 8pm). $25-$45. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-2930080, www.earlsmithstrand.org, or atlantalyrictheatre.com. May 4 First Friday Art Walk. Along with more than thirty merchants hosting artists in their stores, First Friday Art Walk features Artists’ Alley at DuPre’s Antique Market. 5-9pm. This intimate exhibit of juried artists showing a wide variety of styles will be displayed indoors in a 3000 square foot, lit warehouse space at Dupre’s located at 17 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.artwalkmarietta.com. Concert at the Chattahoochee Nature Center featuring Victoria Banks and Billy Montana with Georgia’s own James Castro. Joining the writers this night will be NYC saxophonist Matt Blanchard and the incredible Jim Hettinger on B3/accordion/ keys. Rain or shine outdoors under the beautiful Ben Brady Pavilion. 8pm. Gates open at 6:30pm. $45/table for 2. $80/ table for 4. $120/table for 6. $160/table for 8. No seating for general admission tickets so bring your own chairs/blankets. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: www.homebydark.com/chattnaturecntr.html May 4, 6 The Atlanta Opera: Don Giovanni. Friday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $30-$145. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800, www.cobbenergycentre.com, or www.ticketmaster.com.

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Community Calendar May 4-5, 11-13, 17-19 Bonneville Love presented by Polk Street Players. A story of a chirpy young couple, giddily happy in spite of their meager means, who find their lives turned upside down when the husband is diagnosed with a terminal illness and the wife, desperate for money to pay for his care, devises a (too?) clever scheme that goes horribly awry. Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2:30pm. $12.50. Saturday, May 5, dinner show: $20. Thursday: $10. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info/reservations: 770-218-9669. May 4-6, 11-12 Bard in the Yard: The Tempest presented by the North Fulton Drama Club. The Tempest is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skillful manipulation. 7:30-9:30pm, except Sunday, April 6: 4-6pm.. Come early for a picnic on the lawn before the performance begins. Admission is free - donations are welcome. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.barringtonhall-roswell.com. May 4-6, 11-13 Good Mews Spring Flea Market. Find great bargains on a variety of items. Fridays & Saturdays: 9am-5pm. Sundays: Noon5pm. All proceeds benefit Good Mews Animal Foundation, a local non-profit organization which operates a volunteer-based no-kill shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Donations for the flea market accepted at the storefront every Saturday (10am-2pm) and Sunday (12-3pm) until May 5, and by appointment during the week. Email kmcnamara@goodmews. org to schedule a donation. East Lake Shopping Center (near Aldi’s), 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 40, Marietta. More info: 770-4992287 or www.goodmews.org. May 5 The Drake Walk benefiting the Drake House which provides shortterm crisis housing, assessment, support and empowerment to homeless mothers and their children. 1 mile, 5K and 10K walks through historic Roswell. $15/individual. $30/family. 9:30am2:30pm, rain or shine. Check-in: 9:30-11:30am. Roswell United Methodist Church, 815 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-587-4712 or www.thedrakewalk.org. 7th Annual Marietta Go Girl Festival celebrating girls presented by Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre. Games, face painting, raffles, live music, free dance lessons, performances by various local talent and more. 10am-5pm. Historic Marietta Square. More info: 770-426-0007 or www.mariettagogirl.com. Taste of East Cobb & Festival. Tastes from the area’s finest restaurants, arts and crafts, kids activities, live music, silent auction and more. Free admission. Tastes are $1 to $5. Cash only. 11am5pm, rain or shine (under tents). Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.tasteofeastcobb.com. Free Comic Book Day 2012 hosted by Great Escape Comics and Games. All attendees will receive a free comic, no strings attached. There will be a variety of comics from many different publishers. A family-friendly event for everyone. 11am-8pm. Great Escape Comics and Games, 1050 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 678-438-4540 or www.freecomicbookday.com.



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Community Calendar May 5 Heritage Crafts Day at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Living historians, skilled crafters and artisans will be on hand to demonstrate age-old skills ranging from basketry to traditional cooking; many participants will have their wares available for sell. A children’s crafting area and local musicians will provide family-oriented entertainment. 11am-6pm. Free. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-4686, ext. 0, or www.nps.gov. Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus Concert under the direction of Bryan Black. 8pm. $15/adults. $12/seniors. $10/ students. Marietta First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org. May 5-6 R.K. Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am5pm. $8/adults. $2/ages 12 & under. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 563-927-8176 orwww.rkshows.com. May-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. More than 100 local and area artists and craftspeople will display and sell their work, including painting, potter, woodwork, metal, jewelry, glass, fabric, floral designs, demonstrations and more. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 11am-5pm. Free. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov. May 6 Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad presented by the Michael O’Neal Singers with Tri-Cities High School Chorale, narrators, soloists, and jazz combo. 3pm. $20/adults. $15/students & ages 60+. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-5947974 or www.mosingers.com. May 7 Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Speaker: Donna Hyland, President & CEO, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Program: Cobb Executive Women Glass Ceiling Award. 7:30am. General admission: $60. Members: $40. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www. cobbchamber.org. May 9 Bonnie Raitt. 7:30pm. $45-$105. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800 or www.ticketmaster.com.

May 9-10 & 19 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. May 9-10: 6-9pm. May 19: 9am-4pm. Court ordered/point reduction: $75. Insurance rate reductions only: $25. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org. May 10 Franchising 101: What You Should Know Before Starting a Franchise (10am-12noon) Presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. This session will address research methods that can be used to determine the health and stability of various franchisors prior to entering into any franchising agreements and essential concepts of federal law pertaining to franchising. Members: $15 online (by noon, May 9) or $20 at door per session. Non-members: $30 per session. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-9980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. Hearts for Heroes III featuring country star Corey Crowder. An entertaining evening of memories, music, military and more, honoring our local military and “Wounded Warriors”. Enjoy music and performances by Corey Crowder, the KSU Swing Dancers, The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company and Marietta’s Big Chicken Chorus. 7pm. $30/person for the Strand event. $125/person for the Strand event with VIP seating and transport to “After Party” at the home of former Governor Roy Barnes. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-2930080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org. Mike Wolfe, the creator of History Channel’s American Pickers will share the stories behind his hit TV series, answer audience questions, and present never before seen video and stories fom his adventures across the country. 7:30pm. $75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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Community Calendar May 10 & 17 READing Paws. This one-on-one program is designed to promote confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. Recommended for grades 1-5. Registration required. 3:304:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510B, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.readingpaws.org. May 10, 17, 24 & 31 Brown Bag Concert Series. Grab your lunch at one of the many great restaurants around Marietta Square and meet your friends and coworkers at Glover Park every Thursday in May. 12-1pm. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov. May 11 Cobb Executive Women Luncheon with speaker Elisabeth Marchant, President and CEO of Womenetics. Program: Challenges of Senior Level Executive Women. 11am-1pm. Members: $20 online (by noon, May 9) or $35 at door. Guests: $30 online (by noon, May 9) or $45 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-8592320 or www.cobbchamber.org. Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Historical Plants. Master Gardener Sue Burgess will introduce us to the origins of some of our familiar Georgia heirlooms. Free. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb County Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.org.

May 11-13, 17-19 The Story of My Life, A New Musical presented by CenterStage North. A story of two childhood friends and how their friendship profoundly defined their lives. This musical is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever. Thursday-Friday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Saturday, May 19: 2pm & 9pm. $15. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-331-0079 or www. centerstagenorth.org. May 12 Garden Party and Plant Sale sponsored by Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County. Shop booths of yard art, birdhouses and feeders, sculpture, photography and more, alongside plants for sale. Plants include ornamentals, natives, conifers, shrubs, flowering annuals, perennials, and edible plants. Monarch over Georgia, the Plant Doctor Booth, Bee Keepers, and demonstrations by Master Gardeners. 10am4pm. Free. Chestnut Ridge Christian Church, 2663 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or www. cobbmastergardeners.org. Through the Garden Gate Tour. Explore the private gardens and projects of Master Gardeners in East and Central Cobb County. Advance tickets: $10/person. At event: $15/person. All tickets include map of garden locations. 10am-5pm. More info/tickets: 770-528-4070 or www.cobbmastergardeners.org.

Concert in the Park at Pope High School. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers welcome. No alcohol. Admission: $5. 6pm. G.C. BBQ available beginning at 5pm for $6. Bakesale. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta. More info: Kim, azjordans@ comcast.net.


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May 11-12 1st Annual Cobb County Classic Tennis Tournament benefiting the Cobb Schools Foundation. VIP Player party, refreshments, raffle, silent auction, tennis drills and on court contests. Men, women and mixed doubles divisions ages 16 and up. Levels: Open, A, B and C. Team registration: $75. Sponsorships available starting at $100. Kennesaw Mountain High School, 1890 Kennesaw Due West Road NW, Kennesaw. More info/to register: www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org or sheri.brante@cobbk12.org. American Cancer Society Relay for Life. 5:30pm Survivor Reception (free for survivors and one caregiver). Relay for Life: 7pm-7am. $10. Free for survivors. Sign up at www.cobbrelay. org. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-429-0089. Spotlight Cabaret presented by Sprayberry High School’s (SHS) Drama Department. All proceeds will go into future drama performances held at SHS and support Sprayberry Drama students. 7pm. $10 includes dessert. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. More info: Laura Wright, 678-516-0139. May 11-13 Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show presented by the Georgia Mineral Society. Educational exhibits, club displays, mineral and fossil specimens. Free. Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: Noon-5pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-979-8331 or www.gamineral.org. www.eastcobber.com

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Community Calendar May 12 The Lion and the Mouse presented by Encore Encore Ballet Troupe directed by Barbara Hancock. For all ages. 3-4pm. Free. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Pam Finley, 770-509-2725. Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert: Sinfonia, Chorus, and Chamber Music. 3pm. $5. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info/tickets: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org.

May 13 Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert: Jazz and Philharmonia at 4pm. Percussion Ensemble, Camerata, and Symphony at 7:30pm. $5 per concert. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info/tickets: 770-429-7016 or www. georgiasymphony.org.

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Rockin’ at the River – Come Fly With Us. Annual fundraiser for the Chattahoochee Nature Center. 6:30-7:30pm: Patron and Sponsor Reception. 6:309:30pm: Silent Auction. 7:30-11pm: General Admission. $125/General admission. $250/Patron party & event. Sponsorships available. Spring chic attire. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770992-2055, ext. 226 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

May 13 Mother’s Day Open House/Mothers Helping Others. Bring mom out on her special day at the historic homes of Roswell. Treat her to a tour of Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation during their annual open house with free admission. Food donations will be accepted at each home for the North Fulton Food Bank. 1-3pm. Archibald Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3978.

May 13-14 An Evening with Yanni featuring hits from the shows that have become famous around the world plus some of the music from his new album “Truth of Touch.” 8pm. $47.50$123. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800

May 16 Rain Barrel Make & Take Workshop. Participants will create their own rail barrels from 55 gallon drums so please come dressed to be outdoors and working with power tools. 10-11am. Free. Registration required. Cobb County Water Quality Laboratory, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-5281482 or http://watershed.cobbcountyga.gov/files/rainbarrels.htm. May 17 Business to Business Expo presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce for the promotion of local businesses and corporate networking. More than 150 companies showcase their products and services to more than 1,000 attendees. 3-7pm. Free. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

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Community Calendar May 17 Evening with History: Former Governor Roy Barnes. Former Governor Barnes will reveal tales of growing up in Mableton and what life was like in Cobb County for a young man with political aspirations. 7-9pm. $7. Free for Museum Members. Reservations requested. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org. Trace Adkins. This intimate evening of powerful performances will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins’ working-man roots and rich musical heritage. 8pm. $39.75-$86.60. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.ticketmaster.com. May 18 Summer of Blue Skies Music Festival presented by Leadership Cobb 2012 featuring local bands such as Bellwether Station, Paradocs and PRIME. Proceeds from the event will benefit Blue Skies Ministries as they help families living through the challenges of pediatric cancer to heal and find hope where they play, laugh, and reconnect as a family. $35. 7-10:30pm. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info/tickets: 770-819-7765, www.summerofblueskies.com, or www.ticketmaster.com. 2012 Strand Music Series: The Jagged Stones: Tribute to The Rolling Stones. For all ages. 8pm. $12. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

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May 19 Volley for Voice Tennis Tournament benefiting Voice Today, child advocates against child sexual abuse. World Team Tennis format (6-10 players/team with minimum of 3 men and 3 women). Individual players will be placed on a team based on their USTA or ALTA ranking. Junior players 15 and up competitive with adult ALTA B/USTA 3-3.5 level are welcome. Sign in: 7:30am. Tournament: 8:30am. $45/player. Harrison Tennis Center, 2653 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info/to register: www. voicetoday.org or Phil Williams, 404-933-5097. Electronics Recycling and Shoe Collection sponsored by Keep Cobb Beautiful and Soles 4 Souls. Recycle computers (parts, accessories), copiers, printers, VCRs, cell phones, small appliances (radios, toasters, can openers), video games and consoles and more. Free. TVs: $10. Also recycle gently worn shoes (tape together) to be delivered to people in need all over the world. Two locations: Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta or Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: Jim Siegel, 678-591-4709, www.facebook. com/KeepCobbBeautiful, or www.giveshoes.org. Collector’s United Doll Show. 9am-6pm. $5. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Gary Green, 706-695-8242. Green Thumb Gardening Series: Shade and Sun Perennials 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. Preregistration required. Marietta Educational Gardening Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-0536 or newtonms1968@gmail.com. “Spring Into Health” Fair. Health demonstrations, health topic booths, health screenings and activities for all ages, children through seniors. 10am-2pm. Free and fun. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6019.

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Community Calendar May 19 Adopt-A-Thon. Residents are invited to find a new best friend to take home at Cobb County Animal Control. 10am-4pm. There will be vendors, food, police K-9 demonstrations, special adoption rates and a raffle. People will also have the chance to meet the county’s on-staff veterinarian. 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-590-5614.

May 21 Golf for His Glory sponsored by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church benefiting MUST Ministries. Limited to first 144 paid golfers. Registration: 7:30am. Breakfast with special guest speaker Larry Nelson, three-time major championship pro golfer at 8am. $135/player or $600/foursome. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: www.mtzionumc.org/golf.

Imagination Movers. Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of Disney Channel fame will be playing all their favorite songs from their popular TV series. 2pm & 5pm. $27-$37. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.ticketmaster.com.

St. Andrew United Methodist Men’s Golf Outing to support local families in need. Registration: 7:30-8:30am. Tee time: 9am. $95/player. Sponsorships available. Eagle Watch Golf Course, 3055 Eagle Watch Drive, Woodstock. More info: 770-924-7204.

South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) Candlelite Concert Series: Milkshake. Bring a picnic and come early for the best seating. Food concession stand also available. No lawn chairs. 8-10pm. Gates open at 7pm. Free or $50/table for 4. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765 or www.mablehouse.org. May 20 Book Signing at the Aviation Wing: Dutch Van Kirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay will be signing his book, My True Course. 10am-3pm. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org. Final ComPAny 2012 presented by Mountain View Arts Alliance and Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA), ending their season of Dance and Shout Broadway song and dance. Free. 7:30pm. Lawn opens at 7pm. Bring your blanket/chair. No alcohol. Free or $25/table for 8. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.cccepa.com.

Career Transition Ministries: Dr. Phil has a RX for YOU…It’s never too late to learn a new career! Dr. Phil Pennartz will share prescriptions to solve challenges in career transition and/or burnout in discussing whether you should consider a new career, how to network and how to transition to something that’s profitable and fun. Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, career assessment help: 6:30 pm. Presentation: 7pm. The Warehouse, First Presbyterian Church, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579; Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084; or http//fpccareersintransition.wordpress.com. May 22 Using LinkedIn to Generate a Steady Stream of Sales Prospects presented by Cobb Chamber. Join more than 12,000 people who have learned how to effectively use the world’s most popular professional networking site, LinkedIn, from Wayne Breitbarth, a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant. This seminar is designed for all levels of LinkedIn users and for those still investigating LinkedIn for the first time. 8-10:30am. General admission: $40. Members: $20 online (by noon, May 21) or $25 at door. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. May 23 Health Fair 2012 presented by Cobb Senior Services for seniors 55+, adult children and caregivers. Various exhibits and seminars. Screenings to include: hearing, glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, skin cancer and more. Free. 10am-2pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1445 or www.cobbseniors.org. May 25 Glover Park Concert Series: Still Swinging. Bring a blanket and enjoy a free concert of big band music. 8-10:30pm. Free. Limited number of tables available for rent. Historic Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov. May 26 Start of Summer Play Day. Come out and play for Memorial Day! Kick off the summer with parachutes, hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, Frisbees and more. Laughing Matters (improvisations): 12pm 12-4. Play Time: 1 – 4pm. Little Miss Muffet Story Time (about spiders and insects): 3pm. All ages. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.


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Community Calendar May 29 - June 2, June 4-8 & 11-15 Driver Education at Safe America. Licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services. 30 hours of classroom training, including the State required Alcohol and Drug Awareness (ADAP) training, plus either 6 or 10 hours of private individual behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver training instructor (individually scheduled in 2-hour increments within 6 months of classroom training completion). 9am-3:30pm. $459/30 hours classroom + 6 hours behind wheel. $559/30 hours classroom + 10 hours behind wheel. $150/30 hours classroom only. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamerica.org. May 30 Candidate Forum presented by East Cobb Civic Association in preparation for the July 31st primary/special election. Candidates (who declare by May 25) seeking the positions of Cobb County Commission Chairman and District 2 Commissioner will be in attendance to answer questions submitted in advance via the ECCA website www.eastcobb.net until noon Monday, May 30, or written on index cards supplied at the meeting. No verbal questions will be taken from the floor. Doors open at 6:30pm. Forum begins at 7pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.eastcobb.net. June 1 2012 Strand Music Series: Half Dozen Brass Band. A handful of Athens’ most in-demand horn players brings its own unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, funk, and Dixieland, offering the kind of celebratory music that thrives in the streets of the Big Easy. For all ages. 8pm. $12 in advance or $15 day of. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.


June 2 Atlanta Radio Club Hamfest, one of the longest running gatherings of radio amateurs for buying, selling, demonstrating, exhibiting, and swapping of equipment, with new and used equipment as well as parts. 8am-3pm. $5/adults. Free/ages 17 and under. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 678-575-0639. Open Concert Series: The Mixx will get you up out of your seat to dance to your favorites. You will be able to ask for your favorites as well. Free. 7:30pm. Lawn opens at 7pm. Bring your blanket/chair. No alcohol. Free or $25/table for 8. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.cccepa.com. 27th Annual Magnolia Ball: Red, White & Blue benefiting the preservation of Bulloch Hall. 7pm. Cocktails, music and a silent auction, dinner and dancing. $150. Black tie/White dinner jacket. Country Club of Roswell, 2500 Club Spring Drive, Roswell. More info: Pam Billingsley, 770-992-1731, ext. 2, or www.bullochhall.org. June 4-7 & June 11-14 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-4pm. $375. Dodgen Middle School (1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta) or Kell High School (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta). More info: 770-429-3170 or www.mariettacommunityschool.com.

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Local Pet Groups Locally owned and operated with 20 years of experience.

Atlanta Persian & Siamese Rescue 3705 New Macland Rd • Powder Springs, GA 30127 Adoption Hotline: 404-272-8962 • www.cat-rescue.org


Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia P.O. Box 680322 • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-1164 • www.bhrg.org Cobb Alley Cats 770-436-6758 Cobb County Animal Shelter 1060 Al Bishop Drive • Marietta, GA 30060 770-499-4136 • www.humanecobb.org/shelterdirections.html As a unit of the Department of Public Safety, it is responsible for handling all complaints in Cobb County regarding dangerous, stray, or dead animals and animal cruelty. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30am-5pm; Sundays: 2-5pm.

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Collie Rescue of Metro Atlanta www.collierescueatlanta.org/ Contact: atlcollres@aol.com

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Ferrett Business of Georgia 1403 Old Virginia Court SE • Marietta, GA 30067 www.petfinder.com/shelters/ferretbusiness.html Contact: Juliana, 770-984-1417 or Jill, 770-924-4724 Good Mews Animal Foundation 736 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-CATS • www.goodmews.org A non-profit organization that operates a no-kill, cage-free shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats.

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Mostly Mutts 2774 North Cobb Parkway, Ste. 109-189 • Kennesaw, GA 30152 770-325-7387 • www.mostlymutts.org Our Pal’s Place, Inc 4508 Canton Road • Marietta, GA 30066 678-795-0202 • www.ourpalsplace.org Pet adoption facility and education center. Its mission is to rescue dogs from euthanasia at local animal control shelters Papillon 911 haven4paps@aol.com • www.pap911rescue.org Rescues and nurtures Papillons back to health, eventually placing them in good homes. They have rescued over 450 dogs in four years.


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Humane Society of Cobb County, Inc. 148 Fairground Street, SE • Marietta, GA 30060 770-428-5678 or 770-428-9882 • www.humanecobb.org Encourages the humane treatment of animals and proper care of pets. Offers animal control, humane education, library, lost and found, and adopt-a-pet program.



✔ Conventional Termite Treatments ✔ Termite Bait System Installations ✔ Quarterly Pest Control

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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. Chicago’s Steak and Seafood 4401 Shallowford Road., Roswell 30075 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com Mon: 5pm-9pm Tu-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2pm Full dinner menu available from 11:00am-9pm Serving East Cobb since 1991, this local favorite offers relaxed dining, warm hospitality with its new vintage, elegant vibe. 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

Asian KANI HOUSE 910 Marietta Highway, #110 Roswell 30075 678-461-8831 kanihouse.com Mon-Thur: 11:30am-2pm & 5-10pm Fri: 11:30am-2pm & 5-11pm 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

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

Chinese Hong Kong Star Chinese Cuisine 4719 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 678-398-9698 www.hongkongstarmenu.com Sat-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm Hong Kong Star Chinese Cuisine offers exciting dishes with Asian flair that is both delicious and satisfying. Lee’s Golden Buddha #7 2524 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna 30080 770-980-1800 Mon – Sun: 11am – 10:30pm Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean cuisine. Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. Consumer choice award for best Chinese restaurant from 1999-2004.


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

D’Lites Ice Cream 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste 365 Marietta 30068 www.dlitesofmarietta.com Mon-Wed: 11am-9pm Thurs-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12-9pm D’Lites specializes in serving a low calorie, low sugar soft serve ice cream with over 30 rotating flavors. D’Lites ice cream can be enjoyed in many ways: cones, cups, cakes, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches. If you want a sweet treat without the guilt, then you have to try D’Lites!

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

European Foods European Deli 3101 Roswell Road, #112 Marietta 30062 770-693-9409 Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 11am-6pm A locally owned and operated business dedicated to providing excellent specialty food service. We have goods from Italy, Germany and all over Europe. European Deli serves fresh, homemade traditional Russian cuisine like hot fresh breads, stuffed cabbage, red beet salad and babaganoush.

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

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt www.menchies.com Sun: 12pm - 9pm Mon-Thurs: 11am - 9pm Fri-Sat: 11am - 10pm >The Avenue at East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 770-973-9009 >2960 Shallowford Rd, Ste 112, Marietta 30066 770- 971-6601 Menchies makes you smile! Customers help themselves to an unlimited mix of fresh yogurt and toppings at a unique selfserve station with more than 100 rotating flavors and over 70 rotating toppings.Takeout. Catering, Kids menu, Party Room also available. Yogolycious Frozen Yogurt 2100 Roswell Rd., Marietta 30062 770-509-2345 www.yogolycious.com Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12pm-8pm At Yogolycious, customers are offered a selection of over 40 different varieties of dry toppings, nuts and fresh cut fruit and best of all, they are known for maintaining top notch cleanliness and their employes strive to provide exceptional customer service at all times.

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Japanese & Thai


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

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

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

Italian CAFFE FORTUNATO 255 Village Parkway, Suite 330 Marietta 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.

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

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.


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

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Broadway Diner Shares Big Apple Flavor with East Cobb You don’t have to travel to Manhattan to get a true New York diner experience. Broadway Diner recently opened in East Cobb, and it’s everything a diner should be. The 10 page menu features sandwiches, wraps, burgers and salads. Customers rave about the Reuben or the classic hoagies. The restaurant also ss Louie Kokosis, owner of Broadway serves American classics Diner like meatloaf, chicken parmesan, country fried steak and fried fish. Since everything is homemade, even the pickiest of diners will find something on the menu they’ll love. Of course, breakfast is served all day. You can choose from omelettes, pancakes, waffles and even southern classics like biscuits and grits. Daily lunch specials start at $6.95 and dinner specials start at $8.95.



BEST CUBAN FOOD IN METRO ATLANTA! Come in and try one of our authentic Mojito’s at our new Rum Bar

Owners Apostolos Kokosis (who goes by “Louie”) and his wife Tess moved to East Cobb from the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx because they heard about the excellent schools in the area. Their son, Alex, attends the special needs program at Pope High School and is a common visitor to the restaurant. In fact, a Panini is named after him. The couple moved to East Cobb five years ago, and opened their first diner in Midtown. After a few years serving patrons near the Fox Theatre, they sold the restaurant and opened one closer to home in East Cobb.


They renovated a former Mrs. Winner’s location to reflect a combination of Broadway themes, with autographed posters of musicals and vintage photos of 50s and 60s actors. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere can fit up to 75, and the outside patio is a nice retreat on sunny days. “We wanted to create a place where people can meet, eat and relax and enjoy homemade cooking at reasonable prices,” says Louie. “Everyone is welcome here.”

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Originally from the Greek island of Kefalonia, Chef Louie loves to brag about his Greek traditional dishes from Pastichio, Spanakopita and Moussaka to Gyro and Souvlaki sandwiches served on a pita. Greek lemon soup (Avgolemono) and the Greekstyle oven baked potatoes have become local favorites.

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Louie and Tess have been in the food industry for more than 30 years, and they are excited to finally be able to serve customers in East Cobb. “We have merged the flavors of New York with the flair of Southern cooking to create a unique combination of dishes,” says Tess. The “Wicked Delights” section of the menu highlights the mile-high cakes, pies and pastries that diners are famous for. Save room for dessert because you’ll have to sample the Tiramisu cake, Red Velvet or the New York Blackout chocolate cake. You’ll be glad you did.

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Broadway Diner is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Catering is available, and the restaurant can host parties up to 75 people. They will be able to serve beer and wine soon. The restaurant is located at 1333 Johnson Ferry Road near the intersection of Roswell Road. For more information, call 770-977-3337 or visit TheBroadwayDiner.com. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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The Greek Orthodox Community Invites You to the 22nd Annual Marietta Greek Festival

The Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church presents the 22nd Annual Marietta Greek Festival May 18-20. The Marietta Greek Festival will be held on the beautiful church grounds at 3431 Trickum Road in East Cobb. Many people in the East Cobb Community have watched the Marietta Greek Festival grow from humble beginnings in 1990 at the Cobb County Civic Center to Cobb County’s largest ethnic event. 2012 marks the 22nd anniversary of this beloved Marietta tradition and all are invited to come celebrate and enjoy the Greek culture. Enjoy homemade Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, authentic Greek dancing, exotic shopping and much more. There is something for every member of the family. Festival guests will enjoy traditional ethnic specialties such as Chicken Oreganato, Pastitsio, Dolmades and the great Gyro sandwich. Exquisite Greek pastries, breads, cheese and spinach pies and honey puffs are highlights you won’t want to miss. On the lighter side, Niko’s Taverna serves a delicious variety of Greek hors d’oeuvres along with imported beer and wines. The South’s only authentic Greek amphitheater is the venue for continuous live music, dance performances and world-class hospitality. Guided tours of the beautiful Byzantine sanctuary and chapel are offered throughout the weekend. Guests will be in awe of the rich color, distinctive iconography and ancient beauty of the interior of a Greek Orthodox Church.

The art and design of the edifice not only create a distinctive atmosphere for worship, but also reflect and embody the fundamental beliefs of Orthodoxy. Come and learn about the Orthodox Faith which has not changed since the time of the Apostles. Over a dozen authentic vendors set up their shops inside the Festival’s Agora (Marketplace). Come by to see items created in the Greek tradition such as fine imported Greek jewelry, handmade linens, hip scarves, delicious Greek pastries, Greek cookbooks and travel books, decorative art pieces, hand done oil paintings, beautiful Mediterranean candle holders, glass blown items and wood crafted items from the Holy Land--just to name a few! You will find an endless assortment of items that reflect the Hellenic Culture and its cherished traditions. Come to the Marietta Greek Festival and be Greek for a day! This East Cobb tradition opens Friday, May 18th, at 3 p.m. with FREE admission for all until 6 p.m. The fun continues on Saturday, May 19th, 10 a.m. - 11p.m. and concludes Sunday, May 20th, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission is just $3 (kids 12 and under are FREE). Although thousands attend, free parking and shuttles make it a stress-free and convenient visit. The Marietta Greek Festival is held at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta 30066. Log onto www.mariettagreekfestival.org for more festival information. Feed your body and soul at this unique East Cobb event. DON’T MISS IT! OPA!

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22nd Annual RAIN or SHINE


May 19 Saturday

May 20 Sunday

3 PM - 11 PM

10 AM - 11 PM

11 AM - 7 PM

 SAVOR Authentic Homemade Greek Food & Pastries  ENJOY Live Greek Music & Professional Dance Troupes  GUIDED TOURS of our Byzantine Sanctuary & Chapel  The South's ONLY Authentic Outdoor Greek Amphitheater  LEARN about Greek Culture & Traditions  SHOP for Imported Greek Gifts & Jewelry  SPECIAL Kids Art & Play Area

FREE ADMISSION Friday Only From 3 PM to 6 PM

On The Church Grounds HOLY TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta, GA 30066 (Between Sandy Plains Road and Shallowford Road)

Admission $3.00 (Children 12 and under free)

Visit www.mariettagreekfestival.org Festival Hotline: 770- 924- 8080 FREE Parking and Shuttle Bus Service is available at Simpson Middle School, Trickum Road Church of Latter Day Saints, Trickum Road (except Sunday) Lassiter High School, Shallowford Road Shallowford Crossing Shopping Center, Shallowford & Trickum Roads


Network Your Way to Success at the 2012 Business-to-Business Expo Delta Community Credit Union is proud to present the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Business-to-Business Expo on Thursday, May 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Exhibition Hall. Network with more than 1,000 potential customers, vendors, executives and other business owners. This one-day event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions. The Business Expo is one of the largest Chamber sponsored business-to-business expositions in the area. More than 150 companies will showcase their products and services.



An afterhours cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be on the show floor beginning at 5 p.m. As is tradition, the coveted Best in Show award will be presented to this year’s most impressive booth.


As one of the largest chambers in the Southeastern United States representing more than 2,500 firms, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce represents Cobb County’s diverse, dynamic business community. The Cobb Chamber is a member-supported business organization working to maintain a healthy economy by bringing business and industry to the area, helping established firms grow and building the community through outreach and service.



For more information, contact Stephanie Lipari at slipari@ cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2320.



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Zonings and Variances for May The following is a list of zonings to be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, May 1, at 9am. The Board of Commissioners will vote on these zonings Tuesday, May 15, 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-18: Bentley Commercial Properties, LLC, represented by Ed Bentley, requests a rezoning from R-15 to GC for Landscape Installation and Maintenance. Located on the east side of Wallace Road, south of North Marietta Parkway (308 Wallace Road). Size of tract: 0.7 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Proposed Use: Landscape Installation and Maintenance. Petition Z-20: Alterman Woodlawn, LLC, represented by John H. Moore of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP, requests a rezoning from NS w/stips to CRC for Office, Retail & Light Automotive Repair. Located on the southeast intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Woodlawn Road (1197 Johnson Ferry Road). Size of tract: 1.31 acres. Current zoning: NS/ stips. Proposed Use: Office, Retail & Light Automotive Repair. Petition LUP-11: Congregation Etz Chaim, Inc., represented by Parks Huff of Sams Larkin & Huff, LLP, requests a Temporary Land Use Permit (renewal) for a daycare. Located on the south side of Roswell Road, north side of Fairfield Road and east of Indian Hills Parkway (1190 Indian Hills Parkway). Size of tract: 5.3195 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Proposed Use: Daycare renewal.

Petition V-34: Rachael E. Foglio, represented by Ghani Massoud, requests to waive the rear setback from the required 30 feet to 23 feet. Property is located on the southwest side of Dobbs Crossing, west of Woodlawn Road (4477 Dobbs Crossing). Current zoning: RA-4. Reason: Deck cover. Petition V-37: Aqua Design Pools & Spas, represented by Mark Umberger, requests to increase the maximum allowable impervious surface from 35% to 45% for a pool deck. Property is located on the southwestern corner of Lower Roswell Road and Heyward Square Place (5485 Heyward Square Place). Size of tract: 0.3447 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Pool Deck. Petition V-38: Traton Homes, represented by Richard Foster, requests to waive the side setback from the required 10 feet to 7.5 feet adjacent to the west property line. Property is located on the northern most end of Marston Park Drive (2297 Marston Park Drive.). Size of tract is: 0.4655 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Reason: Buffer. This information was provided by the East Cobb Civic Association. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206.

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The following is a list of variances to be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday, May 9, at 1pm.

Petition V-31: Timothy Bryce Bennett, representing himself, requests to: 1) Waive the side setback from the required 10 feet to 5 feet on the western side of the existing house; and 2) Waive the side setback for an accessory structure over 144 square feet from the required 10 feet to 2 feet (existing shed). Property is located on the eastern side of Fairfield Dr. (1014 Fairfield Drive). Size of tract: 0 .69 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Reason: Garage & existing shed.


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

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


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

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

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

Marietta Plastic Surgery 823 Campbell Hill Street • Marietta 30060 770-425-0118 • www.mariettaplasticsurgery.com Provides all forms of plastic and reconstructive surgery including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients.

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

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

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

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


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

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.

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.

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

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3535 Roswell Road, Suite 8, Marietta GA 30062 678-560-8065 • www.MariettaEyeDoctor.com Mon & Tues: 9:30am-6pm; Wed: 8:30am-5pm; Thurs: 9:30am6pm; Fri: 8:30am-5pm Eyes on Providence is a full service optometrist and primary point of care for your eyes. Whether it’s red itchy eyes, eye infections, or you just need glasses, Eyes on Providence can help. We are a boutique practice looking to spend time with you and give you the service you deserve.

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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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!

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Physician, Treat Thyself?

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors Blood is needed for transfusions in emergency and trauma situations. From the emergency room to the operating room to post op, hospitals use blood every single day. Patients with broken bones, injured in car accidents, even cancer patients are in need of blood transfusions. The American Red Cross says that’s why it’s so important to give blood. Donors of all blood types are welcome, but there is an urgent need for type O negative, B negative and A negative blood donors. Eligible blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors with type O (positive and negative), B negative and A negative blood should consider an automated red cell donation, a process in which only red cells are donated. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit www.givelife. org. Or you can get a chance to save a life by going to any one of these blood drives being held around the East Cobb area during the month of May: > May 7, 2 – 7pm Nicholson Elementary School 1599 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066 > May 8, 8am – 1pm The Epstein School 335 Colewood Way, Atlanta 30328 > May 9, 1 – 6pm High Meadows Elementary 1055 Willeo Road, Roswell 30075 > May 10, 2 – 7pm Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 > May 13, 8am – 1pm First Presbyterian Church 189 Church Street NE, Marietta 30060 > May 21, 2 – 7pm East Cobb United Methodist Church 2325 Roswell Road NE, Marietta 30062 > May 25, 10am – 3pm WellStar Administration Building 805 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30060 > May 29, 2 – 7pm Bruster’s Famous Ice Cream 3735 Trickum Road, Marietta 30066 > May 31, 2 – 7pm Home Depot Store 4101 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

I tell myself, if only I had more time, more sleep, more energy, a little chocolate to get that extra boost, just one Hershey kiss … then, I could exercise. I get home from work and rather than go on the bicycle, I remind myself about the antioxidants in red wine. Ah yes, just a small glass and I will be ready to tackle the world of cellulite reduction. “Isn’t relaxation an essential part of a healthy lifestyle?” my subconscious asks meekly.

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I go into work the next morning after my obligatory cup of “joe” and feel on top of the world. Sitting across from my new patient, I ask the question, “What is your goal for your health care?” The response more or less goes something like this, “I just spent 45 minutes telling you everything I have wrong with me: • My knees hurt when I walk. • My elbow hurts when I play tennis. • I can’t sleep. • Fix me.” I take a deep breath, look at my patient and say, “Okay, fill in the blank to the following statement: If I could (blank), life would be better. I would feel better.” One gentleman answered, “I want to care about a healthier life.” He no longer had the drive to develop health care goals, much less obtain them. The gentleman was pleasant, had a good job, a family, but he had tried and failed so many times at exercise and diet that he was physically and emotionally wiped out. I really needed time to think about how to motivate this patient to feel motivation. If there is no feeling of motivation, then go through the motions and create it. • Try small steps with big rewards. • The energy it takes to beat yourself up over the piece of cake you just ate does not burn calories. • Make a check mark on a calendar for every good choice made and give bonuses for tough choices (passing up a favorite dessert). • Develop a personal reward system that does not include unhealthy consequences. • At the end of the month, add up those checks and give yourself a reward. • Rewards can be simple: one hour of guilt-free reading or a long bubble bath. Doctors can give injections, medications, and diet plans, but motivation is often the best prescription. Dr. Barrack specializes in the non surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, muscles, and joints. She has practiced in the Marietta area since 1994 and recently opened her practice, Barrack Spine and Joint Medicine, in East Cobb. Dr. Barrack’s office is located at 1230 Johnson Ferry Place in Marietta/East Cobb. She can be reached at 678- 738-7601. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Johnson Square | 1523 Johnson Ferry Road | Building 1523 Suite 150 | Marietta, GA 30062 | 678-403-4660 • Preventive healthcare for children, adults and seniors • GYN exams/care • Blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol management

Whitney Denton, M.D. Family Medicine

Shravantika Reddy, M.D. Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

FAMily MeDicine, inTeRnAl MeDicine AnD PeDiATRicS Waldon Garriss, M.D., M.S., FAAP, FAcP H Mitzi Rubin, M.D., FAAFP

3939 Roswell Road, Suite 200 | Marietta GA 30062 | 770-973-2272 • Adult, child and newborn well-exams • Blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes management • Transition of adolescents from childhood to adult care

Mitzi Rubin, M.D., FAAFP Waldon Garriss, M.D., Family Medicine M.S., FAAP, FAcP Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

PeDiATRicS Amy cooper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. H Susan Staviss, M.D., FAAP eva Montgomery-McGuire, M.D., FAAP

3939 Roswell Road, Suite 300 | Marietta GA 30062 | 770-578-2868 • Comprehensive healthcare for newborns, children and teens • Meet and greets available for parents to meet the physicians • Same-day sick appointments

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Health & Wellness

“Spring Into Health” Fair Saturday, May 19th 10 am – 2 pm Catholic Church of St. Ann 4905 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 FREE and FUN Health demonstrations, health topic booths & health screenings available. Activities for all ages – children through seniors!

Piedmont Physicians Now Provides Greater Access to Care

Meena Kakarala, M.D. Same day appointments available! Lisa Dillard, M.D.; Meena Kakarala, M.D.; Steven Lenhard, M.D.; Andrey Popykin, M.D. 790 Church Street, Northeast | Suite 250 Marietta, Georgia 30060 678.797.8201 piedmontphysicians.org © 2012 Piedmont Healthcare 02351-0312

Migraine Headache Sufferers n Are you one of the 36 million Americans (18% of ladies or 6% of men) who suffer from migraine headaches? n Have you been treated for migraine headaches with a variety of medications, yet the headaches continue to plague you? n Do your headaches begin above your eye, in the temple area, or in the back (occipital) portion of your scalp?

If you answered “yes” to the above, we may have a solution that allows you to get your life back! Lawrence S. Weiss MD, Board Certified Otolaryngoloist, Head and Neck Surgeon, is trained in the newest techniques, both in office and surgical to resolve migraine headaches.

Put your migraines to rest and get your life back! Call today for an appointment 770.971.1533 3901 ROSWELL ROAD, SUITE 225 MARIETTA, GA 30062 100 STONE FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 230-A WOODSTOCK, GA 30189

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EYES ON PROVIDENCE special offer 35% off of second pair lenses and select frames.

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Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care LaVida Massage of Marietta (East Cobb) 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 70 • Marietta 30068 770-973-6385 • marietta.ga.lavidamassage.com New client special everyday: $39.95 for a 60 minute massage session or $59.95 for a 90 minute massage session for new clients. Dr. Patel and staff invites you to experience concierge service with one-on-one attention catered to you at our boutique gallery. 3535 Roswell Rd, Suite 8 Marietta, GA 30062




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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for May 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 Tuesday, May 1 Thursday, May 3 Tuesday, May 15 10am – 12pm The History Corner: Cotton Kings Wednesday, May 9 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. In the years following the Civil War, as the South wearily rebuilt, a new generation of wealthy landowners began to emerge. These were the Cotton Kings, and their lavish mansions rival the finest antebellum plantation homes. We will journey via film first to the 30-room Swan House in Atlanta, then onto Bishop’s Palace and Moody Mansion in Galveston. These magnificent estates range in architecture design from Palladian style to French Renaissance and Romanesque to Moorish and Tudor. Join us for an armchair tour of some of “American’s Castles”.

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NEW NAME • Arbor Terrace is managed by the Arbor Company, a renowned quality operator, with nearly 25 years of experience in senior living.

A New and Exciting Option for East Cobb Seniors! “The Emory University Center for Health in Aging is committed to promoting healthy aging and to providing quality education to community members in our region. Our strong partnership with Arbor communities has afforded us many valuable opportunities to help fulfill this commitment.” ~Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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NEW LOOK • Renovation in the Spring/ Summer of 2012. NEW APPROACH • With the addition of Arbor partners, such as Emory University Health in Aging, Arbor Terrace is deeply committed to offering the best in clinical excellence and engagement for all its residents.

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Biography – Life Stories through Time: Steve Jobs Wednesday, May 16 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. Few men have changed our everyday world of work, leisure, and human communication in the way that Apple founder Steve Jobs did. Through interviews with those who worked closely with him, this program provides new insights into what made him tick. Also, Jobs himself expounds on his philosophy of life and offers advice on how to achieve your ambitions, desires and dreams. Join us for a biography of a man of our time. Short of Breath? Friday, May 18 1 – 2pm Free. Registration required. Shortness of breath has many causes affecting either the breathing passages and lungs or the heart or blood vessels. However, the causes fall into simple categories which we will explore as well as recommendations to relieve it. Ice Cream and a Movie: Midnight in Paris Monday, May 21 1 – 4pm Cost: $4/Cobb residents; $5/nonresidents Registration required. (Limited seating.) Starring Owen Wilson. Midnight in Paris centers on a small group of Americans visiting the French capital for both business and pleasure. Gil, a screenwriter, is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his fiancée and their divergent goals due to his magical experiences in the city beginning each night at midnight. At midnight, an antique car pulls up, and the passengers—dressed in 1920’s clothing—urge Gil to join them. They go to a bar, where Gil comes to realize that he has been transported to the 1920s, an era he idolizes. He encounters Alice B. Toklas, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who take him to meet Ernest Hemingway. Join us for this magical film by Woody Allen that spans time, ice cream and popcorn. Apple Meet Up & Discussion Group Friday, May 25 10 – 11am Free. Registration required. If you’re an Apple enthusiast come meet up with some fellow technology buffs to discuss everything from Mac computers to iPads, iPhones, iPods, and all of Apple’s latest innovations.

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C O M E D I S C O V E R A L I F E S T Y L E T O L O O K F O R WA R D T O ! Sterling Estates will set the new standard for Senior Living in East Cobb by featuring the area’s only club-style Wellness Center comprising more than 5,000 sf of exercise area, fitness equipment, and a spacious, in-door, heated, aerobic pool with programs designed specifically for Seniors. Sterling Estates will offer 6 Independent Living duplex cottage homes and 90 assisted living suites, conveniently located in the neighborhood we all love to call ‘home.’ No other community can compare to the lifestyle, features, and amenities that Sterling Estates will offer. We invite you to come and experience for yourself the Sterling Way. Opening summer of 2012! Reservations now being accepted! For more information or to schedule an appointment call Marshall Gill, Executive Director, or Sharon Egitton, Assistant Executive Director at 678.946.4454

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East Cobb New Horizons Band Attracts Senior Adults In addition to the East Cobb New Horizons concert band, an active affiliate group known as the Memory Lane Jazz Ensemble performs for dances and concerts to the delight of many. This ensemble offers a unique mixture of great big band classics as well as more modern jazz and rock tunes. Mr. Carl Merwin directs the jazz ensemble. The band’s website www.ecnhb.com shows a complete schedule of upcoming events, lists the members, the band’s repertoire and also has a sign-up area for “Friends of the Band” to receive emails about upcoming concerts.

In Marietta each week, a group of musicians comes together to rehearse for two and a half hours. They rehearse in order to entertain various senior adult and church groups in the greater Cobb and Cherokee County areas. If anyone sees this band in concert, one thing is apparent : they are all senior adults. The East Cobb New Horizons Band offers adults age 50 or older, with musical instrument experience, the opportunity to join an actively performing concert band. Mr. George Broom directs the band. It began in 2005 with some 18 people and has grown to a dynamic group now featuring some 70 musicians. The band is a member of the New Horizons International Music Association. This international association currently has 170 member groups throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Ireland. It all started in 1991, when the first New Horizons Band was founded by Roy Ernst in Rochester, N.Y. Today, Ernst’s idea of involving seniors in music has grown to an international organization — the New Horizons International Music Association, which, now boasts almost 200 bands, orchestras, choruses and other ensembles worldwide.

The band rehearses weekly on Mondays at 11am in Marietta at The Warehouse of the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta. The Warehouse is located at 68 North Marietta Parkway in Marietta. Director Broom invites interested folks to feel free to come and sit in on rehearsals and give it a try for a month. Any guest will see that the band members work hard, produce great music and, in the process, have a lot of fun! Director Broom says that a lot of people say, “But I have not played my instrument for several years!” He wants anyone who is interested to know that many of the members have been in the same situation, putting an instrument aside in some cases for decades. Although the band does require musical experience, when first starting back, everyone in the band understands the challenge of rebuilding physical stamina and technique. Publicity chairman, Frank McLeod, says that he was one of those who had not played in a long time in an organized band. Someone saw publicity about the East Cobb New Horizons Band and emailed it to McLeod. As a result, he joined in late 2010 and encourages anyone who has musical experience to consider this great experience. He says, “It is personally rewarding and fun to make music for people and see their faces light up as the music touches them deeply and, in a lot of cases, brings back fond memories.” The band members create great friendships and, together, experience the sheer fun of making music and giving to the community.

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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.

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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 Tuesday, every month. 7pm. Cobb GOP Office, 799 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Neva Lent 443324-5522. Colored Pencil Society of America. Atlanta District Chapter 107. First Monday of the month. 7pm. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy Guerine, 678-354-3590. Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445. Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-943-6979. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various Locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (SeptJune). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or guzy@mindspring.com.

Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790. Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 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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support groups A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@comcast.net. Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Room 334, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Men and women welcome. More info: 678-5784888 or info@voicetoday.org. Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483. Al-Anon Family Group. 7pm. Teens 13 and older welcome. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Paulette 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, 678-777-7241 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. 9:3011:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net. Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the month (NovemberFebruary) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. The Warehouse, 1st Presbyterian Church, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579 or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084 or visit www. fpccareersintransition.wordpress.com

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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, 770-579-3512 or 404-539-4287. Email: kathzkel@yahoo.com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com; www.tcfmarietta.org. Depression/Bipolar Support Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 306, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Depression Support Group. For those who suffer from depression and the people who love them. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorce Care. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: visionsanew.org. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose Lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390.

East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder) 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). To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111,angie@focus-ga.org,or www.focus-ga.org. Family Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Support Group. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to individuals who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Call in advance for free care for your loved one during meeting. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Aloha to Aging, 678-439-1177. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Share.13-week session, August and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Grief Support Group for those who have had a family member, friend or other loved one pass away. First Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: kathzkel@yahoo.com. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Tuesday.12 noon. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959.

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. MondayWednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchildministries.org. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Second Sunday each month. 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915. Widowed Helping Others (WHO) . First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell road, Marietta. More info: Ann’s Pastoral Care, 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Widow-to-Widow Grief Support Group. Every Monday. 7-8pm. Free and open to public. McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: Stacey Dougherty, s.dougherty@bellsouth.net.”

Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-956-0318 or 678357-3661 or www.mariettamoms.com

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