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Matt Gilliland - 11th grade Parker Rose Cooper - Junior Kindergarten

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EAST COBBER Parade & Festival Photos East Cobb Named Best Place to Live

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE “By publishing the EAST COBBER, we hope to build a better sense of community in the East Cobb area. Your stories and ideas are vital in achieving this goal. The articles and stories in this newsletter will share information and ideas contributed from East Cobbers just like you. Let’s learn from each other. Let’s find out how we can help each other. Please write to the EAST COBBER and let us know what you think, let us know how we are doing, let us know how you are doing, and what you are doing.” The above text was pulled from my first “Publisher’s Note” in the October 1993 issue. While the world has changed (and me, too!) that editorial mission has not changed over the past 23 years! At the ripe young age of 31, the other half of a DINK (Double-Income, No Kids) couple, having lived in East Cobb for just one year, I was searching for a source of information that would acquaint me with my new hometown. Dissatisfied with what I was reading, I believed I could start a paper that would focus on East Cobb exclusively. Using my skills as a marketing and public relations professional and some publishing experience I decided to create a publication that would focus on “ordinary” people, like me, that wanted to get involved in their community and spotlight East Cobb residents who were already involved in the often overlooked network of local clubs, civic groups and PTAs that makes our community so desirable. In fact, as I am writing this publisher’s note, MONEY magazine has named East Cobb the best place to live in Georgia (see page 18). What a proud moment for our community! This accolade is “icing” on EAST COBBER’s proverbial birthday cake. 260 monthly issues, 21 EAST COBBER Parades & Festivals (see pages 8-10 for photos of the latest parade and festival), one website, one Facebook account, one Twitter platform, one Wordpress blog and three healthy children later, I am still devoted to promoting the good works of East Cobbers. It is this sense of purpose that has carried me through many crazy deadline days. This 23rd business anniversary also allows me to acknowledge and give thanks to the community-minded businesses that have supported this publication by placing ads. And thanks to the 500+ local businesses that act as drop off points so our free magazine is easily available to East Cobb residents. Of course, many thanks to you, our readers, who continue to submit stories. Your letters, emails and phone calls make this community paper truly a grassroots group effort. I am honored to have shared information and inspiring stories about our wonderful East Cobb community with you, dear readers, for the past 23 years, and I look forward to many more!

This month’s front cover features students from Mt. Bethel Christian Academy (MBCA): Matt Gilliland, 11th grade, and Parker Rose Cooper, Junior Kindergarten. The Academy is a Junior Kindergarten-12th grade college preparatory program with 645 students and holds a dual accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Mt. Bethel Christian Academy’s main campus (JK-8th grade) is located at 4385 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta/ East Cobb. The Academy has a North Campus for students 9th-12th grade and is located at 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road in Marietta/ East Cobb. Since 1998, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy has taught children to think, to lead, and to be all God intends them to be. Here, curiosity thrives and blossoms into a lifelong love of learning. You can read more about Mt. Bethel Christian Academy on page 16 or better yet, come for a tour any Wednesday at 10am. For more information about MBCA, visit www. mtbethelchristian.org or contact Jackie Grasty, Director of Admission (JK-8th) or Cal Boyd, Director of Admission (9th-12th) at 770-971-0245. Front Cover photo taken by Michael Drewitz of Michael’s Photography.

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The 21st Annual East Cobber Parade On Saturday, September 17, East Cobb residents came together under sunny skies to continue an annual hometown tradition: the 21st annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival. Over 1,800 parade participants representing 120 different groups marched down Johnson Ferry Road to celebrate East Cobb! The parade staged at the Mt. Bethel Elementary School’s parking lot and stepped off at 10am. Crowds lined Johnson Ferry Road early to get the best view. Kids of all ages enjoyed the floats, decorated dogs, high school marching bands, and vintage cars as they marched down the parade path. East Cobb schools honored their principals and/or their “Teachers-of-the-Year.” The EAST COBBER Parade has earned the nickname, “The Candy Parade,” because just about every entry throws candy to the crowd. Many, many thanks to Cobb County Police and Cobb County Department of Transportation for ensuring the safety of parade participants and parade watchers. Heartfelt appreciation goes to the presenting sponsor, WellStar and corporate sponsor, BOSS. Together they provide crucial financial support that ensures the success of this long-standing special event that has become a staple in East Cobb. Photos by Chase Ramseur.


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Thank You! To Our presenting Sponsor: Kincaid Elementary School

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For Your Commitment to Making the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival an Annual Hometown Tradition.

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We also gratefully acknowledge the efforts of: Cobb County Police Department Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Rhett Saylors, DJ Neezy Entertainment Pope High School Habitat for Humanity Many thanks to the parade participants, festival entertainers and exhibitors for making this year’s community event so memorable!

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The 21st Annual East Cobber Festival Immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade, thousands converged at the EAST COBBER Festival at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. So many enjoyed carnival games, food, live entertainment, and exhibits at the EAST COBBER Festival. This hometown tradition proved to be another great opportunity for East Cobb residents to come together, share their pride, and have some good old-fashioned fun. Emceed by Rhett Saylors of DJ Neezy Entertainment, the Festival stage featured local musicians and young dancers. Photos by Chase Ramseur.

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ss East Cobb Elegant Elf Marketplace artisans Sharon and Nawal Shadeed, Aroma Ridge Coffee and Wicked Jacks Rum Cakes; Kathy Walton, Kathy Walton Arts; Meredith Limoges, Beaudin Designs; and Lynn R. Weinberg, LRW Designs.



he 6th annual Elegant Elf Marketplace presented by the Sandy Springs Society returns November 5-6, showcasing several artisans from East Cobb. Kathy Walton, Nawal Shadeed, Lynn Weinberg and Meredith Limoges will join 85 local and regional artists, craftsmen, gourmet food purveyors, and unique gift vendors to present jewelry, handcrafted fashions, fine crafts, home and garden, handbags, toys and more.

Returning for her 5th year, Kathy Walton of Kathy Walton Arts specializes in sophisticated yet whimsical recycled steel and ceramic sculptures. Through each creation, she makes it her goal to “bring a smile or even a laugh to her customers.” Nawal Shadeed will bring a legendary recipe from Port Royal, Jamaica, to this year’s Elegant Elf. Known for her Aroma Ridge Coffee and Wicked Jack’s Tavern Rum Cakes, Nawal soaks each of her cakes in one of the world’s best Jamaican rums, then vacuum packs each cake before shipping them to customers all over the world. East Cobb Fiber artist Lynn Weinberg plans to return again to the annual shopping extravaganza after several successful runs. She has spent a lifetime honing her skills in weaving, spinning, felt making, sewing and hand-painting fabric and has spanned the globe with her textile creations under the LRW Designs label. She is now creating unique fashion accessories from hand painted fabrics and combining it with 12 October 2016


other textile techniques to create one-of-a-kind scarves, bags and fiber jewelry. Design was also an early calling for Meredith Limoges of Beaudin Designs, a mother-daughter team who use only the finest materials and craftsmanship to bring shoppers handmade leather bags and accessories. A portion of each sale benefits ministries that rescue and restore victims of human trafficking. Beaudin also trains and hires those who are freed to provide for themselves and family. Adding to the experience are holiday performances and seasonal music from local school and civic groups, book signings by Emily Giffin and Walter Reeves, chef demonstrations by Souper Jenny and Chef Yuji Kurimaru of Bishoku, festive raffle packages and even a signature lunch at the Polar Express Café. The “shopping for a cause” fundraiser takes place Saturday, November 5 from 9am-5pm; and Sunday, November 6 from 10am-5pm at Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle in Sandy Springs. $5 entrance fee (children 10 and under free). Easy access parking is free. One hundred percent of The Elegant Elf Marketplace proceeds go back to the community through the Sandy Springs Society’s philanthropic grants program that this year funded over 25 nonprofit organizations in the community. For more information, visit www.sandyspringssociety.org. www.eastcobber.com

E. SMITH AIRS OUT HVAC QUESTIONS Our homes are comfortable primarily because of two basic reasons – that blessed cool air for our hot Georgia summers and that cozy heat in winter. Unless one stops working properly, we usually don’t think too much about our home’s heating and cooling. Could our comfort levels be even better than they are now? How can Debbie Abernathy, wi-fi technology work effectively with Vice President, E. our HVAC system? Debbie Abernathy, Smith Heating and vice president at E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning Air Conditioning, Inc., addresses these questions. Abernathy emphasizes the importance of a professional licensed HVAC company to handle your heating and cooling needs. Depending on the particular scenario, Abernathy says that your heating and cooling comfort can improve by adding either a zoning system or a mini-split unit to your current HVAC system. “Even with a properly sized and efficient air conditioner and furnace, hot and cold spots can occur,” she explains. “A consistent temperature depends on getting the right amount of airflow to each room. You can spend your days opening and closing individual registers, but in reality, who is going to do that?”

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She goes on to say that a zoning system helps solve the hot and cold spots by adjusting the air that goes to each zone. A thermostat in the zone automatically opens and closes a damper in the duct work. Different zones can be set to different temperatures. A mini-split unit can help with comfort levels if you add a living space, such as a basement office. Abernathy says temperature issues arise because your central system may not be sized to handle the extra load. Quiet and efficient, a mini-split unit consists of a separate outdoor unit and an indoor blower unit that mounts on a wall to distribute the heated or cooled air. For those who want to incorporate wi-fi technology, a wi-fi thermostat can do the job. Mobile apps allow you to access the system from anywhere. You can adjust the settings, get alerts, monitor the temperature, switch from heat to cool or turn the system on or off. A zoning system can also be accessed through wi-fi technology. Abernathy gives a warning about installing wi-fi thermostats: “All homeowners should think twice if your alarm monitoring company offers to give you a free wi-fi thermostat. Alarm companies usually don’t employ HVAC technicians, and some air conditioning systems require specific manufacturer thermostats. The last thing you want is for your cooling to stop, only to find out your free wi-fi thermostat is not compatible with your cooling system.” Looking for a professional licensed HVAC company? E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving East Cobb for more than 50 years. To schedule an appointment, call 770-422-1900 or visit www.esmithair.com. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T



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By John Palmer, Teacher Advisor to Georgia PTA

his November, voters will vote on an amendment to the Georgia Constitution, which if passed, would create a special state-run school district known as the “Opportunity School District” (OSD). This change to our state constitution would grant the Governor and his OSD Superintendent the power to seize control of Georgia schools and supplant their elected local school boards. This OSD Superintendent would be appointed by the Governor and have the power within these OSD schools to control the curriculum; to hire, transfer, or fire the principals; and even to close the school. Each of these actions could be taken without any input from educators, school board members, State Department of Education officials, or parents. Having Washington dictate a top-down approach for Georgia’s local schools doesn’t work, and it won’t work coming from Atlanta, either. Every school within every district has its own unique student and parent populations with individual needs and issues. Communities will understand these needs better than an Atlanta bureaucrat. State takeovers of schools have been tried in Louisiana and Tennessee. These states, often cited as models for Georgia’s OSD legislation, have decided this approach does not work and have recently ended their programs. The state already has the power to assist students in struggling schools if necessary (Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 20-14-41), and the Charter School Commission may approve charter schools that cannot get approval from local districts. The OSD amendment does nothing to address the root causes of struggling schools: poverty, lack of parental involvement, and low student engagement, none of which will be fixed by the state seizing control of these schools. The only programs that have helped turn these struggling schools around involve engaging all stakeholders in programs designed by those same stakeholders. This requires time, energy, and funding – none of which are addressed in a state takeover. When the state takes over a school, the state takes control of all funding for that school and can use it however the OSD Superintendent sees fit. The local school board would have no control of the facility, the funding, or anything else regarding the school. Any school deemed failing for three consecutive years may be closed and may have their building shuttered for three years: no classes, no school—the facility is closed. However, the state can then give control of that taxpayer-funded building to a for-profit charter management company free of charge, handing property purchased with taxpayer dollars over to private, for-profit compa-

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nies. Some of these private charter companies are not even based in Georgia. How then will they know what is best for Georgia’s students? The charter school doesn’t just gain free access to the building; everything within the school building “including, but not limited to textbooks, technology, media resources, instructional equipment, and all other resources” shall “remain within the facility and be available for use by the opportunity school” (Senate Bill 133, pg 15, lines 239-242). This clause legally allows the OSD Superintendent to declare a school failing and then to hand over the entire building and facility to a charter school and for-profit management company. This transfers any real estate, equipment, and materials purchased with public funds over to private companies. No governor of Georgia should have the power to be judge, jury, and executioner of public schools. This amendment would give the governor and his appointed OSD Superintendent the means to use opaque measures to declare a school “failing,” the power to close that school, and the legal authority to transfer the entire facility and materials to a for-profit charter management corporation. Governor Deal, who failed to put current educators or parents of public school children on his Education Reform Commission, should be seeking input from all stakeholders, educators, parents, and community leaders to find solutions to helping schools with struggling students succeed. Instead, he is asking the voters of Georgia to approve a constitutional amendment to grant him extraordinary powers to take over our local schools. Educators and parents have had enough of these attacks on our public education system, and we must educate ourselves and our communities about this amendment that would take control of our local schools and hand them and the facilities citizens have paid for over to for-profit corporations. When we educate our children, we are investing in the future, not some private charter management company’s profit margin. John Palmer has taught band in East Cobb for 17 years, and is currently the Assistant Director of the Walton Band. Mr. Palmer also serves as Teacher Advisor the the Board of Directors of the Georgia PTA and as Spokesperson for the groups Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices (T.R.A.G.I.C.). His wife is also a teacher in Cherokee County and his two children attend Mt. Bethel Elementary School and Dickerson Middle School. www.eastcobber.com



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n Sunday, October 23 and Monday, October 24, East Cobb residents Helen Hvizdak and Kathy Bovey Bartelme will co-host a silent auction and golf tournament, both at Indian Hills Country Club. The proceeds from both events will benefit “It’s the Journey,” a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds for Georgia’s breast cancer organizations. It’s also the program sponsor for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk to fight against breast cancer. The silent auction will be held from 5-8 pm on October 23. Items for auction will include vacation getaways, sports memorabilia, original artwork, themed gift baskets and more. Additionally, the evening will include a raffle. There is no cost to attend the auction, and there will be appetizers, a cash bar and entertainment provided by East Cobb-based musicians. The Fore the Cure golf tournament will be held October 24, with registration beginning at 8 am, and a shotgun start at 9 am. Participants will receive the use of a golf cart, lunch and 18 holes of golf. Individual, foursome and corporate sponsorships are available.

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ss Breast cancer survivors Kathy Bovey Bartelme, Richard Doughty (yes, a man can have breast cancer) with Helen Hvizdak.

Helen and Kathy chose to support “It’s the Journey” in their fundraising efforts for very personal reasons. Kathy is a breast cancer survivor, and Helen’s sister as well as numerous friends have been diagnosed with the disease. “This organization supports all aspects of breast cancer treatment including diagnosis and rehabilitation. It also contributes to breast cancer research at Emory,” said Helen. She also noted that all monies raised for “It’s the Journey” stay here in Georgia. The organization also has received a three out of four star ranking on Charity Navigator.org, which rates charitable organizations based on financial health, accountability and transparency and results reporting. Last year, Helen and Kathy raised $44,000 for “It’s the Journey,” and they hope to exceed that this year, especially with the addition of the silent auction. For more information on the tournament, to sign up or to donate, please visit www.forethecuregolftournament. eventbrite.com. For more information on “It’s the Journey,” please visit itsthejourney.org.


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ast Cobb has been named by MONEY magazine as the best place to live in Georgia. “The unincorporated area administered by the Cobb County Government was once dominated by chain restaurants, but it’s now embracing mom-and-pops that will give your taste buds a pleasant surprise—and make the most of the small-town Dixie hospitality,” said MONEY magazine. Accompanying their blurb is a photo from a recent EAST COBBER Parade. This is the first year the publication has added a best in state to its annual listing. The Best in State places were chosen based on economic and lifestyle factors. As stated in the MONEY magazine article: “One reason we’ve added this Best in State list is to help people who live in (most) every state find a new and perhaps better hometown that’s relatively close to their current one. The other reason is perhaps less useful, but it’s more fun: bragging rights.” Fellow East Cobbers shared on the EAST COBBER Facebook page their reasons why they think East Cobb is the best place to live in Georgia: “East Cobb has been home since 1975. It provides a life filled with all that each of us want for our religious, medical and public safety needs. Most of all, we love and support our great area East Cobb.” -Philip D. Chendemi “I love East Cobb! We have a great sense of community! Loved driving in the parade, seeing all of the faces of EC enjoying being together!” -Jonna Rowe “Love the small town feel!” -Alicia Kramerly “Location, friends, schools!, shopping....!!!” -Theresa Darnell “Shopping, food, schools, neighborhood, relatively good traffic. :) love East cobb” -Michelle Adams

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“Love my neighbors, schools and community!” -Susan Vavra “The schools and the people :)” -Laura DeFoor “Friendly people” -Michelle Cody Holt “Big city small town feel.” -Natasha Schlenger “People have been very pleasant and helpful.” -Joseph M. O’Donnell “I love East Cobb. From the convenience of shopping and services to outstanding education. But most of all just the honest feeling of security and safety.” -MaLinda Bozeman www.eastcobber.com

GET THE LATEST @BLUEGRAYGAL Kelly Page, better known as bluegraygal, is a visual storyteller. Her Pinterest page proclaims: I love blues, grays, chandeliers, hydrangeas, cocktails(!) and elegant home design. This East Cobb mom and entrepreneur shares these particular loves and much more through photography, video and TV. The genesis of bluegraygal came about in October 2015 when Kelly posted an Instagram to test how her stories and ideas would be received through social media. That original Instagram blossomed into her bluegraygal brand and website, as well as a following on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn. At bluegraygal.com, Kelly offers entertaining, style, gardening and travel stories using her own photography and her own personal point of view. She has an eye for detail and experience both in front of and behind a camera. A former TV news anchor, Kelly also worked in production for MTV and VH1 and at AT&T in commercial production. “My website offers a little of everything from how-to videos to product recommendations to online shopping,” says Kelly. “If I find a great product or create an easier way to go about life, I include it on bluegraygal.” For those products that she loves and uses, Kelly recommends them through bluegraygal. She recently produced a first day of school video for the children’s clothing company, Hanna Andersson. Her eight-year-old daughter and five-year-old twin boys boarded the Cobb County school bus sporting their Hanna Andersson outfits. She is currently working with companies such as Sherwin Williams, Ace Hardware and Target to promote some of her favorite products. Her website’s online shopping is an extension of Kelly’s product recommendations, and she primarily

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As she continues to refine her bluegraygal brand, Kelly offers styling services to help others with like interests develop a brand for their products. Her first step is to outline a vision and expectation for the product. Then with that same sense of style that she brings to her own brand, Kelly works with the product creator to establish campaign goals for a website and social media promotion. Kelly can also be found doing lifestyle segments on NBC’s Atlanta & Company, which airs Monday-Friday, 11am-12pm, on Channel 11Alive. In this setting, she shares tips on subjects such as unique framing and purse organization. Videos of these segments are on her website. Like entertaining, style, gardening, travel or the colors blue and gray? Check out bluegraygal.com for the full story on the latest trends.

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With the addition of a second East Cobb campus in 2014, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy became the first and only faith-based, independent school in East Cobb serving all grade levels, JK-12th. The new campus, now in its third year of operation, sits on the beautiful 32acre site of the former Marcus Jewish Community Center near the intersection of Post Oak Tritt Road and Holly Springs Road. For the first time in the school’s nearly twenty year history, all students, regardless of grade level, can have access to all that Mt. Bethel provides and at the top of that list is - opportunity. Academic Opportunity - Collegepreparatory by design, Mt. Bethel’s curriculum is designed to challenge students at every grade level culminating with honors and AP courses offered in all core subjects. A dual track STEM program offers students the opportunity to gain concentrated instruction in the biomedical or engineering fields. At every grade level, students are guided through rigorous curriculum by expert teachers who are known not only for their expertise and experience, but also more importantly for their desire to form deep, impactful relationships with students. Extracurricular Opportunity Opportunities to explore learning outside the core curriculum are also plentiful and serve to enrich the Mt. Bethel Christian Academy experience. Students interested in learning to play a musical instrument may choose to participate in band. Those interested in voice or drama can choose to participate in chorus. Both music programs offer several performance opportunities throughout the year. Young artists are guided by an expert team of visual art teachers who nurture and cultivate artistic expression, culminating in AP Studio Art for the most advanced students.

Athletic Opportunity - The connection between physical activity and learning is clear and the Mt. Bethel Christian experience is designed to challenge a student’s body as well as their mind. Students attend physical education classes several times per week and recess is provided each day for lower school students. Mt. Bethel students’ physical education opportunities include activities not found in any other East Cobb school including rock wall climbing, pitball, and fishing in one of two private, stocked lakes. Beginning in middle school, students can choose to participate in the school’s championship athletic program featuring 29 teams across eleven different sports. Important as academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities are, Mt. Bethel Christian’s most distinctive opportunity is the opportunity to be known. There is an unmistakable intimacy that defines the Mt. Bethel experience. Small class sizes, low student-to-teacher ratios and a Christcentered culture all contribute to the school’s ability to truly know each child. A student’s strengths, challenges, successes and occasional setbacks play out in the context of a nurturing classroom and a loving teacher who has the time and desire to know him well. Mt. Bethel’s classes are tailor-made for relationships, and there is no better environment to prepare a child to pursue a lifetime of learning built on a foundation of faith. It is unmatched opportunity that allows Mt. Bethel to make good on the promise made in its mission - to provide a Christ-centered education, which encourages and develops academic excellence, spiritual growth, and a lifelong desire for learning. To learn more, visit our website at www. mtbethelchristian.org.

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE While the public schools in East Cobb County do a good job of providing a quality education, many East Cobb parents seek out “a better fit” for their junior scholars. Finding a quality private school can be a daunting task. As a first step, take a look at our eleventh annual list of private schools. Many of these schools will be hosting Open Houses this month, and quite a few have registration deadlines in January or February. So if you are considering private education, now is the time to investigate your options.


1090 Powers Place Alpharetta 30009 770-777-0475 www.alexsanderacademy.org Tuition: $16,500 Grades: K-12 Students: N/A Co-Education Directors: Shelby Nelson, Stefanie Smith


2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway Roswell 30076 678-461-6102 www.atlantaacademy.com Tuition: N/A Grades: 6 weeks-8 Students: N/A Head of School: Angela Naples




2890 North Fulton Drive Atlanta 30305 404-841-3840 www.aischool.org Tuition: $21,266-$24,277 Grades: 3K-12 Students: 1,194 Headmaster: Kevin Glass

5200 Northland Drive NE Atlanta 30342 404-843-9900 www.atljewishacademy.org Tuition: $16,000-$23,500 Grades: Infants-12 Students: 363 Associate Head of School: Rabbi Ari Leubitz



3254 Northside Parkway NW Atlanta 30327 404-845-0900 www.atlantagirlsschool.org Tuition: $23,330 Grades: 6-12 Students: 260 Head of School: Ayanna Hill-Gill


1585 Clifton Road Atlanta 30329 404-633-7404 www.benfranklinacademy.org Tuition: $26,000-$35,000 Grades: 9-12 Students: 125 Head of School: Martha Burdette

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 11320 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 678-277-9083 www.btcatholic.org Tuition: $12,050 Grades: 9-12 Students: 1001 Principal: Brian Marks


1701 Brandon Hall Drive Atlanta 30350 770-394-8177 www.brandonhall.org Tuition: $31,940 Grades: 6-12 Students: 170 Head of School: Dean J. Fusto

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CHOOSING A PRIVATE SCHOOL The reasons cited over and over again by families who send their children to private schools include individual attention, small classes, teacher excellence, and high academic standards. Your decision to consider an independent/private school is just the beginning. While private schools set high standards and emphasize values, they are wonderfully distinct from each other. There are day and boarding schools; coeducational, girls’, and boys’ schools. Enrollment varies from a few dozen to a few thousand students. Some independent schools are progressive, others more traditional in structure. Private schools also serve a varying range of students in terms of abilities and interests. Some schools offer special programs such as intensified instruction in the fine and performing arts, experiential learning projects, or travel abroad seminars. Many schools excel at rigorous intellectual preparation; others are dedicated to average learners; and some specialize in teaching bright students with learning disabilities. Since each of these schools has something unique to offer, ideally you are trying to match a student’s needs with the appropriate school. Write or call the admissions office for published information about a school’s philosophy and programs, and then make an appointment to visit.

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If you haven’t done so already, contact each potential school for information dealing with philosophy, curriculum, extracurricular offerings, admission process, and financing options. Compare each school’s literature with the items on your list; this should give you a preliminary sense of which schools are a good match. Take into account what type of environment would be best for your child and consider his or her individual strengths as you examine each school’s program. The best time to apply is in the fall preceding the academic year of the student’s admission; however, applications are considered throughout the school year. Most schools will require a personal interview, admissions testing, and information from your child’s current school. Ask the individual school for the details of its application procedures and testing dates. In short, choosing the right school for your child is likely the most important single decision you might make in terms of setting the proper path and direction for life. A little preparation and research on the part of parents will go miles toward making the ultimate destination clear at the exit ramp.














4728 Wood Street Acworth 30101 678-401-5855 www.brookwoodchristian.com Tuition: $14,500 Grades: 4-12 Students: 60 Principal: Kim Wigington 150 Powers Ferry Road Marietta 30067 770-973-2731 www.casamontessori.com Tuition: $9,100-$11,000 Grades: 18mos-6 Students: 130 Directors: Suzanne Johnson

10 Mansell Court East Suite 500 Roswell 30076 770-649-7077 www.chrysalis-academy-org. Tuition: $10,800-$20,900 Grades: 5-12 Students: 42 Director: Dr. Roy Alexander

CORNERSTONE PREPARATORY ACADEMY 3588 Hickory Grove Road NW Acworth 30101 770-529-7077 www.cornerstoneprep.org Tuition: $150/semester hour Grades: K-12 Students: 480 Head of School: Jeanne Borders


700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8688/770-640-8037 www.cottageschool.org Tuition: $24,950-$25,450 Grades: 6-12 Students: 175 Director: Steven T. Palmer

170 Fairground Street North Marietta 30060 770-919-0022 www.ccmacademy.org Tuition: $5,550 Grades: K-12 Students: N/A Principal: Vanessa Anderson

650A Mt. Vernon Highway NE Atlanta 30328 404-835-9000 www.cumberlandacademy. org Tuition: $23,400 Grades: 4-12 and post-graduates Students: 85 Principal: Don Sasso


2356 Clay Road SW Austell 30106 770-819-5040 www.cumberlandchristian.org Tuition: $3,890-$7,780 Grades: K3-12 Students: 482 Head of School: Dr. Lee Campbell


8105 Roberts Drive Atlanta 30350 770-671-0085 www.davisacademy.org Tuition: $18,973-$22,757 Grades: Kindergarten prep-8 Students: 540 Head of School: Amy Shafron

4607 Burnt Hickory Road NW Marietta 30064 770-420-2153 www.dominionchristian.org Tuition: $9,264-$13,380 Grades: 6-12 Students: 225 Principal: Michael Lightner

4616 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-565-0881 www.eccs.org Tuition: $5,515-$8,650 Grades: K-8 Students: 120 Principal: Teresa Staley

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2450 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-971-2332 www.eastsidechristianschool. com Tuition: $5,165-$8,575 Grades: K-8 Students: 315 Head of School: Judith Cripps

1000 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Roswell 30076 770-645-2673 www.EatonAcademy.org Tuition: $19,900-$20,900 Grades: K-12 Students: 130-150 President: Bridget Eaton-Partalis 335 Colewood Way NW Sandy Springs30328 404-250-5600 www.epsteinatlanta.org Tuition: $6,495-$21,800 Grades: Pre-K-8 Students: 500 Head of School: Dr. David Abusch-Magder 2111 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-973-8877 www.faithmarietta.org Tuition: $5,230-$8,580 Grades: 18 mos-8 Students: 170 Principal: Daryl Kruse


10965 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-641-6816 www.fellowshipchristianschool. org Tuition: $3,714-$15,486 Grades: K4-12 Students: 807 Headmaster: Kathy Teston

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE GALLOWAY SCHOOL, THE 215 West Wieuca Road NW Atlanta 30342 404-252-8389 www.gallowayschool.org Tuition: $12,375-$25,900 Grades: 3yrs-12 Students: 750 Head of School: Suzanna Jemsby


4010 Canton Road Marietta GA 30066 770-765-2362 www.TheGardenMarietta.org Tuition: $9,200 Grades: PreK - 8th Students: 72 Head of School: Jas Darland

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570 Piedmont Road Marietta 30066 678-709-6634 www.gracepointschool.org Tuition: $20,000 Grades: 1-8 Students: 75 Head of School: Joy Wood

HARVEST BAPTIST SCHOOL 3460 Kellogg Creed Road Acworth 30102 770-974-9091 www.hbsga.org Tuition: $4,770 Grades: PK4-12 Students: 58 Principal: Dwayne Hickman


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1055 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-993-2940 www.highmeadows.org Tuition: $6,300-$18,750 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 390 Head of School: Jay Underwood


805 Mount Vernon Highway NW Atlanta 30327 404-255-4026 www.hies.org Tuition: $9,760-$25,520 Grades: 3 yrs-12 Students: 1,375 Head of School: Paul Barton


4449 Northside Drive Atlanta 30327 (Upper School) 4820 Long Island Drive Atlanta 30342 (Lower School) 4465 Northside Drive Atlanta 30327 (Preschool) 678-904-2811/404-255-0900/ 404-252-8008 www.holyspiritprep.org Tuition: $6,318-$23,365 Grades: 6 mos-12 Students: 570 Head of School: Kyle M. Pietrantonio


1192 Foster Street Atlanta 30318 404-377-7436 www.howardschool.org Tuition: N/A Grades: K-12 Students: N/A Head of School: Marifred Cilella


955 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-784-5231 www.jfca.org Tuition: $3,850-$4,500 Grades: K-12 Students: 390 Head of School: Kimberly Maiocco




4075 Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-3032 www.lovett.org Tuition: $22,520-$26,650 Grades: K-12 Students: 1,700 Headmaster: William S. Peebles IV


485 Toonigh Road Woodstock 30188 770-926-0166 www.lyndonacademy.org Tuition: $14,000-$17,500 Grades: K-10 Students: 180 Headmaster: Linda Murdock


3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE Atlanta 30319 770-457-7201 www.marist.com Tuition: $18,650 Grades: 7-12 Students: 1,076 Principal: Rev. Joel Konzen, S.M. President: Rev. John H. Harhager, S.M.


770 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta, GA 30060 770-364-3774 www. mariettamastersacademy. com Tuition: $100-350/month Grades: 4 years old to 10th Students: 150 Head of School: Bekah Hamrick


1275 Stanley Road Kennesaw 30152 770-578-0182 www.mtparanschool.com Tuition: $3,395-$17,990 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 1,180 Headmaster: Dr. David Tilley


471 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (Early Learning-6) 510 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (7-12) Atlanta 30328 404-252-3448 www.mountvernonschool.org Tuition: $7,920-$21,010 Grades: Early Learning-12 Students: 940 Head of School: Dr. J. Brett Jacobsen


4385 Lower Roswell Road Marietta30068 (PreK-8) 2509 Post Oak Tritt Rd Marietta, GA 30062 (9-12) 770-971-0245 www.mtbethelchristian.org Tuition: $9,900-$13,500 Grades: K-12 Students: 650 Head of School: Jim R. Callis


4500 Eagle Drive Kennesaw 30144 770-975-0252 www.ncchristian.org Tuition: $4,600-$14,725 Grades: K3-12 Students: 915 Head of School: Todd Clingman


966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-1345 www.paceacademy.org Tuition: $22,720-$26,180 Grades: Pre-First-12 Students: 1,105 Head of School: Frederick Assaf


200 Cox Road Roswell 30075 770-594-1313 www.porteracademy.org Tuition: $19,000 Grades: PreK-8 Students: 75 Head of School: Lynn Schoeneck

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260 Hawkins Store Road NE Kennesaw 30144 770-926-7729 www.shilohhills.com Tuition: $3,695-$8,595 Grades: K3-12 Students: 175 Principal: Terry Farrant

9375 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8257 www.saintfrancisschools.com Tuition: $16,000-$20,000 Grades: 1-8 Students: 450 Principals: Farish Wheeler/ Kathleen Hasling




11340 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-518-1804 www.qaschool.org Tuition: $7,825 Grades: K-8 Students: 502 Principal: Molly Carlin 2001 Riverside Drive Gainesville 30501 770-532-6251 www.riversidemilitary.com Tuition: $15,600-$39,985 Grades: 7-12 Students: N/A President: COL William J. Gallagher, US Army (Ret)


282 Mt. Paran Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-252-2591 www.schenck.org Tuition: $31,150 Grades: K-6 Students: 250 Head of School: Josh Clark

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2880 Dresden Drive Atlanta 30341 404-303-8722 www.sophiaacademy.org Tuition: $15,525-$23,500 Grades: K-12 Students: 75 Head of School: Jenni Ellis


1618 Ben King Road Kennesaw, GA 30144 770-419-8601 www.scsiena.org Tuition: $7,550 Grades: K-8 Students: 386 Principal: Sister Mary Jacinta, O.P.


13440 Cogburn Road Milton 30004 678-339-9989 www.saintfrancisschools.com Tuition: $19,750-$21,000 Grades: 9-12 Students: 279 Principal: Colette Staak


81 Lacy Street Marietta 30060 770-428-3328 www.stjosephschool.org Tuition: $6,519 Grades: K-8 Students: 480 Principal: Patricia Allen


7171 Glenridge Drive NE Atlanta 30328 770-394-2880 www.saintjude.net Tuition: $8,345-$10,080 Grades: K-8 Students: 503 Principal: Patty Childs


3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta 30319 404-237-4260 www.stmartinschool.org Tuition: $11,250-$19,400 Grades: PreK3-8 Students: 615 Headmaster: Dr. James Hamner




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2674 Johnson Road NE Atlanta 30345 404-636-3023 www.spx.org Tuition: $12,670-$14,170 Grades: 9-12 Students: 1,070 Head of School: Steve Spellman


505 Atlanta Street SE Marietta 30060 770-874-8885 www.stonehavenschool.org Tuition: 5,400-9,300 Grades: K-8 Students: 103 Head of School: Brett Edwards


300 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 678-205-4988 www.theswiftschool.org Tuition: $24,790-$25,215 Grades: 1-8 Students: 260 Head of School: Richard J. Wendlek


4301 Northside Parkway Atlanta 30327 404-231-8100 www.trinityatl.org Tuition: $17,250-$23,500 Grades: 3yrs-6 Students: 606 Head of School: Joseph Marshall


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700 Cobb Parkway North Marietta 30062 770-427-2689 www.thewalkerschool.org Tuition: $9,600-$21,790 Grades: Early learners-12 Students: 928 Head of School: Jack Hall 6751 Roswell Road Atlanta 30328 404-917-2500 www.weberschool.org Tuition: $26,700 Grades: 9-12 Students: 238 Head of School: Rabbi Edward Harwitz


1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-355-8673 www.westminster.net Tuition: $23,120-$26,815 Grades: Pre-First-12 Students: N/A President: Keith Evans

1 Whitefield Drive,SE Mableton 30126 678-305-3000 www.whitefieldacademy.com Tuition: $9,950-$21,750 Grades: PreK4-12 Students: 810 Headmaster: Dr. Kevin Bracher 1772 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 770-971-1880 www.woodacresschool.org Tuition: $4,000-$11,400 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 400 Head of School: Judy Thigpen


1662 Rugby Avenue College Park 30337 6565 Boles Road Johns Creek 30097 404-765-4000/404-765-4490 www.woodward.edu Tuition: $16,000-$25,800 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 2,703 President: Dr. Stuart Gulley


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heeler High School has an F1 in Schools team, named Team Mu Racing, who, in their first competition ever, placed second. This first competition was the 2016 US/Canada National Championships in Michigan. F1 in Schools is an international engineering competition based around developing, conceptualizing, designing, manufacturing, and testing a model F1 car. Teams are judged on their engineering designs, engineering process, technical writing, marketing and business strategies, and overall car performance. Each team may have up to six members who create model F1 cars that are manufactured out of a dense foam block to be raced down a 20 meter track. The model car is powered by a compressed CO2 cartridge punctured at launch, accelerating the model at up to 14 G’s. This six-member team consists of Ajinkya Sawant, Ari Satinoff, Sarfaraz Syed, Nathanael Tappin, Kia Safai, and Jonathan Shoemaker, all who are seniors at the Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School. The boys started this team all on their own during junior year. It had been a while since Wheeler had a team participate so they took it upon themselves to move forward and see what they could do. Most of the other teams at the national competition were veterans and had been to previous competitions. Team Mu did not compete at a regional competition since there were not enough schools in the SE region to even have a competition. National was a three-day event. They did not have a lot to show, but what they did have was simple and to the point. They made such a big impression on one of the judges that he has now taken them under his wing and is an advisor to Team Mu. Since placing at the national championships, they have been working very hard preparing for the F1 in Schools World Finals, October 14-23 in Austin, Texas. Check out their website www.mu-racing.ga for an in-depth look at the team, all they have accomplished

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ss Pictured above is Team Mu: Front Row (l-r): Ari Satinoff, Virinchi Puligundla (Helper), Sarfaraz Syed; Back Row (l-r): Jonathan Shoemaker, Kia Safai, Ajinkya Sawant, and Nathanael Tappin

in a short period of time, what their plans are for Worlds, and learn about sponsorships. The costs involved in what they are trying to accomplish is a major feat itself. Each required part has a cost: each individual piece of the car, the 3D printing of the car parts (and multiple designs are needed to get to the final product), the display at the competition, the marketing plan/research presentation booklet, and then travel, hotel, meals and just even the registration fee for the competition when all added up costs tens of thousands of dollars. The team hopes the local community will help sponsor their trip to the world finals. The team is accepting taxdeductible donations at www.wheelermagnetfoundation. com/magnet-courtyard-beautification-project to help with the costs to participate in World Finals. You can even purchase a Team Mu t-shirt for a small amount. No donation is too small. Make sure you click “F1 in Schools” in the drop down menu for Donation Type. To continue what they started, Team Mu is also encouraging, mentoring, and training younger Wheeler students how to participate in the F1 in Schools program, start their own teams, and build it up so there can be enough teams in the Southeast to allow for a regional competition in the future. They are hoping that other schools in Cobb County, and within the metro Atlanta area, hear about them and decide it is something they want to start. For more information about F1 in schools or Team Mu, email f1.team.mu@gmail.com. www.eastcobber.com

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he YWCA of Northwest Georgia will be celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of their Tribute to Women of Achievement on March 24, 2017. Since the inception of this event, they have honored more than 500 women who have demonstrated sustained excellence, exemplary achievement, and leadership in their chosen profession and in the community. They hope you will aid in their search for the 2017 Woman of the Year. Women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in their professional and community endeavors and lives and/or works. Women living in Cobb, Cherokee or Paulding counties are eligible to receive this honor. They are currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Tribute to Women of Achievement Honorees. If you know of a woman who possesses the characteristics mentioned above, please complete the nomination form found on www.facebook. com/ywcanwga. They will then follow up with each nominee to have them complete an application.

a Woman of the Year will be selected. The new inductees to the Academy of Women Leaders will be notified of their selection prior to the event, but the Woman of the Year will not be announced until the night of the event. Therefore, they request all Honorees be present the night of the event. This year’s event will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 5:30-9 pm Activities for this elegant and fun evening include honoring women, naming the Woman of the Year, presenting the Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, Pat Head Dignity Award, dinner, and a silent auction. A silent auction, “Open Your Hearts and Purses” to Women, will begin at 5:30 pm and will feature a selection of purses and surprise items. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to benefit the YWCA of Northwest Georgia. They hope to have all donation commitments as soon as possible, but must have all auction items in hand by March 6, 2017. The auction donation form can be downloaded from www.ywca.org. The Awards Recognition Dinner begins at 7 pm. Tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available for purchase. For more information visit www.ywcanwga. com. If you have any questions, call Hope Felshaw, Special Events Coordinator, at 770-423-3562 or email hfelshaw@ywcanwga.com.

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t a special meeting of The Kiwanis Club of Marietta Golden K (MGK) President Jim Walter presented contributions totaling $12,500 to 18 local charities that serve children in Cobb and Cherokee counties. The Sponsored Programs Committee which consists of Chairman Jim Perry and club members Pat Abbott, Ivan Garcia, Bonnie Bonham, Bobbie Gauthier, Ron Deering, Tim McDaniel, Bettie Sleeth and Bill Vermeer met and considered several charities before making final decisions regarding recipients and amounts to be contributed. The 18 chosen charities with their representatives are as follows: Action Ministries, Mark Hellman; Atlanta Child Therapy, Patricia Crawford; Atlanta Ministry with International Students, Lisa Majoro; Bert’s Big Adventure, Sheridan Smith; Boy Scout Troop 444; Camp Twin Lakes, Audrey McMenamy; Cherokee Day Training Center, Heather Daley; Family Promise of Cobb County, Julia Binney; Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Mountainview/Chatsworth Campus, Peter Vuong; Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb County; Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, Evan Ingram; Kate’s Club, Meredith Deen; Mountain Top Boys Home, Gary Stout; MUST Ministries, Greg Elder; Next Step Ministries; Rally Foundation, Maureen Barry; Restore Place, Brian and Suzanne Cairns; Simple Needs Georgia, Brenda Rhodes. MGK has been serving the youth of the world and the community for the past 25 years. www.eastcobber.com



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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.


Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm and Sunday 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year (Sundays from May-October). Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

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The Abduction from the Seraglio presented by Atlanta Opera. The Abduction from the Seraglio is a farcical, colorful romance, and was one of Mozart’s first successes as a composer. Tickets: $35-$131. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.atlantaopera.org or 404-881-8801.

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7th Annual International Fall Festival. Featuring “live” music, delicious international food and bakery items, an outdoor market, vendors, church tours and fun activities for children. Saturday, 11:30am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Admission: $1. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell. More info: stmaryofegypt.org. Chalktoberfest presented by Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Watch more than 50 professional chalk artists paint the streets of Historic Marietta Square. Join in the nonprofessional and youth chalk competition and other fun and free activities. Free. 205 Lawrence Street NE, Marietta. More info: www.chalktoberfest.com




Museum Mice Tour. Marietta Museum of History invites children ages 3 to 5 years old for its Museum Mice Tour. Preschoolers are led into a lifelong love of history with the award-winning Mice Tours. 10:30-11:30am, $5/family. Reservations are required for the tour. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite #200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or mariettahistory.org.


9th Annual Girls’ Night Out sponsored by 10 Women of Hope. A special evening with some of your favorite retailers and artists, providing unique shopping opportunities and experiences, all in the spirit of raising funds for single moms who need a hand up. Silent auction, light dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, and specialty gifts promise to make this year’s event memorable and fun for all. 5-8pm. A minimum donation of $25 is requested. Tickets are available at the door. The Brickyard at Marietta Station, 129 Church Street, Marietta. More info: womenofhope@ymail.com.

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From the Mountains to the Sea opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 6-8pm. An exquisite collection of new original oil paintings by accomplished Atlanta area artists Debra Nadelhoffer, Millie Gosch, Amanda Lovett, and Katherine Moore. Featured artists will be present at opening reception. Show continues through Oct. 22. Free and open to the public. Frameworks Gallery, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-973-6701 or www.frameworksgallery.com.


Cobb Executive Women Luncheon featuring Gretchen Corbin, Commissioner, Georgia Technical Colleges. 11:15am-1pm, The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor. More info/tickets: www.cobbchamber.org.


Mt. Zion Annual Preschool Bazaar. Sweet treats and great shopping all under one roof with handmade creations by talented preschool moms. Raffle with great prizes. 9am2pm. Mt. Zion UMC Preschool, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1478.

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Camp Good Grief. A free day camp for children 5-17 who have experienced a loss. 9:30am-4pm. Free. The Land Retreat Center, 2135 East Cherokee Drive, Woodstock. More info: 770-218-1997 or www.hospiceangels.application.org.

Cobb Library Book Sale will include soft-cover and hardback books, magazines, text books, DVD and VHS movies and children’s books. Prices range from 10 cents to $5. Proceeds will enable the library staff to purchase new materials, including books and DVDs. Book sale volunteers needed as well. Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 1pm-5pm. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or www.cobbcat.org. Tartuffe by Moliere presented by Center Stage North. It’s funny, it’s bawdy, it’s Tartuffe! Friday and Saturdays’ 8pm shows benefit Mountain View Arts Alliance. Tickets: $15. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road. More info/tickets: www.centerstagenorth.org or 770-528-2320.


6th Annual Atlanta JE Dunn Hammer Down 5k benefitting Kidz2Leaders, Inc. and the Feeding the Homeless Project. The race starts and finishes at the JE Dunn Construction Company. Registration begins: 7:30am; Race beguns: 8:30am. 5K: $30; 1K Fun Run: $10. JE Dunn Construction Company, 2555 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info: Rich Cerretti, 678-987-2851 or www.hammerdownrun.com.

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33rd Annual Southern Invitational Music Festival hosted by the Sprayberry Band of Gold. High School marching bands from across the Southeast will be performing and competing. Concessions available. $10/adult. $5/student. Free/ ages 6 & under. Cash and credit cards only. 10am-10pm. Sprayberry High School, Jim Frazier Stadium, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Troy Jessop 770-329-8596, Maurice Burg 678-920-0718 or southerninvitational.com.

Fantasy Favorites presented by Georgia Philharmonic. Hear music from your favorite movies including the original John Williams’ Star Wars Suite, Star Trek Into Darkness, Harry Potter Symphonic Suite: Sorcerer’s Stone, How to Train Your Dragon, and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Recall heart-tugging scenes to moments of honor and valor from some of the great fantasy films of all time. A perfect concert for the whole family. 7pm. Tickets: $10 - $30. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/tickets: www.georgiaphilharmonic.org.



Mt. Bethel Christian Preschool Fall Festival. Bring the whole family to celebrate Mt. Bethel Preschool’s Annual Fall Festival. From bounce houses and pony rides to face painting, festival games, live DJ, silent auction, BBQ and more – this is the family festival of the season! Tickets may be purchased the day of the event. 10am-2 pm. Tickets: $1 each or 11 for $10. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church parking lot, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-547-5838 or mtbethel.org/event/ preschool-fall-festival.


5th Annual Youth Track or Treat Run to benefit the YWCA of North Georgia’s “Sheltering Hands” domestic violence shelter. Check-in: 1:30 pm; Race times: ages 5-7: 2:20pm; ages 8-9 2:40pm; ages 10+ 3pm. Swift Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway NW, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-3562 or www.trackortreat.com. Harvest on the Hooch. Celebrate the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden with food, family fun, outdoor yard games, raffle prizes, scavenger hunt, live music and alpacas. Beer and wine available. Ticket sales support the North Fulton Community Charities Food Pantry. 1-4pm. Adults: $40; children: $15, 5 and under: free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. Peachtree Hearing Grand Opening. 1:30-3:30pm. Live music, great food and prizes. Peachtree Hearing, 4939 Lower Roswell Road A-107, Marietta. More info: 470-485-4327.


How to do Business with Cobb seminar. Attendees will learn how to become a vendor with Cobb County Government and Cobb Schools, meet department representatives that make the purchasing decisions, and more! 5-7pm. Board of Commissioners offices, 100 Cherokee Street, Bldg A, 2nd floor meeting room, Marietta. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited. To register email Inger.Eberhart@cobbcounty.org.

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Aliens vs. Cheerleaders presented by Pope High School Drama. Written by Qui Nguyen, directed by Day Strickland. After aliens abduct and scan two unsuspecting teenagers’ brains to find their leader, they are led to Principal Forsman of Saint Valley High School. Little do the power-hungry aliens suspect that the school’s cheerleading squad is full of brains, brawn, and butt-kicking skills. But when the cheerleaders are overpowered, it’s up to hipster outsider Molly and her nerdy sidekick Lewis to step in and save the planet. Performances October 20: 7pm; October 22: 3pm and 7pm. More info: www.popetheater.org. www.eastcobber.com


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Eastminster Presbyterian Fall Festival. Silent auction, crafters, live music, BBQ, book sale, bake sale, cake walk, petting zoo, crafts, games, jumpies, ponies, face-painting and more. Friday noon-8pm (BBQ only); Saturday 10am4pm. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.epres.org.


A Chorus Line presented by Atlanta Lyric Theater. A musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. A Chorus Line contains mature content and may not be suitable for children under 12. Tickets: $33-$58. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/ tickets: www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com or 404-377-9948.


A Celebration of Russian Music, Song and Dance presented by Atlanta Balalaika Society at their 35th Anniversary Concert. Come experience a diverse and unique music experience! 7:30pm. Admission: $22/adult, $20/seniors and students, $8/child 12 and under. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 404-292-7176 or info@atlantabalaika.com. Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) presents A Musical Promenade. Process, promenade, and dance your way through a delightful sound and sight program of energetic music and art! Come early to see exciting and thought-provoking visual artists. Then enjoy a musical exhibition on stage featuring a variety of GSO talent. 8pm. Tickets: $10-$30. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets: georgiasymphony.org


Renewing Hope Conference. A conference for middle/ high school aged girls addressing eating disorders, self-harm, depression, and more. Merging back into life after inpatient care, internet safety, making healthy friend choices, making peace with food, and as well as many other topics. All seminars will be led by licensed Christian therapists from our local area that specialize in these topics. 8:30am-5pm. Fellowship Bible Church, 480 West Crossville Road, Roswell. More info: Tara Houston, renewinghope1@gmail.com.


Annual Boxerstock Music Festival. Features live music from both national and local acts representing a variety of musical genres and styles. Family and dog-friendly event. Benefits Atlanta Boxer Rescue. 12-6pm. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta. $10/adults; $5/child. More info: boxerstock.org. Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) Season Opening Concert. The first GYSO concert of the season sets the stage for a terrific year of great music. Combined, the matinee and evening performances feature over 400 musically gifted students as they begin their personal and collective journeys in the development of their musical skills and talent. 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets: $8. Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info/ tickets: georgiasymphony.org.


2nd Annual Fore the Cure. A charity golf tournament benefitting It’s The Journey, where all the money raised in Georgia stays in Georgia. Rain or shine. Registration: 8am. Shotgun start: 9am. $125/person, includes lunch, cart and 18 holes. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: Kathy Bovey Bartelme, 404-274-3162 or www.itsthejourney.org/ event/fore-the-cure-golf-tournament-2.

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Give Our Schools a Hand: Teachers of the Year Celebration Breakfast. Join the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Marietta City, Cobb County and Post Secondary Education Teachers of the Year. 11am-noon. Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Amy Goggins at agoggins@cobbchamber.org.


6th Annual October Haunt After Hours at Six Flags Over Georgia presented by the Cobb Chamber and South Cobb Business Association. Attendees will have the opportunity to ride Superman Ultimate Flight, Sky Screamer, The Ninja and The Great American Scream Machine. Bumper cars and select arcade games will be open as well. 4:30-8pm. Admission: $15 online (ends October 23); $30 at the gate. Six Flags, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. More info: cobbafterhours.com.

Lost Mountain Halloween Fright Festival Charity Tennis Tournament. Adults/Juniors. Benefits Pets for Vets. Entry deadline 10/24. $30 for singles; $50 for doubles. Lost Mountain Tennis Center, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. More info/Registration: 770-528-8525 or www.r2sports.com.



Trunk or Treat. 3-5pm. Kids will love trick or treating early! St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488.

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Signature Chefs Auction presented by March of Dimes. Signature Chefs Auction will host the area’s finest chefs, caterers and/or local celebrity chefs as they present their signature dishes to guests. Guests will also be able to bid on several exciting silent auction items including fine dining, hotel and resort stays, spa vacations and more. 6:30pm. Marietta Country Club, 1400 Marietta Country Club Drive, Marietta. Tickets: $150/each. More info: Rebecca Mayo, 404-720-5308 or mayo@marchofdimes.org.


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Marietta Square Art Walk. A free, self-guided tour featuring visual and performing artists hosted by art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants. The Beer Garden returns by popular demand, where guests can purchase beer and wine while enjoying live music in Atherton Square, located behind Cool Beans. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Parking is free on the streets, or use the parking deck on Cherokee Street across from the Earl Smith Strand Theatre for free after 4:45pm. More info: artwalkmarietta.com.


25th Annual Ribbons & Holly Craft Market. Great selection of vendors, unique gifts and objects of art. 9am-4pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2880 or mtbethel.org.


The Elegant Elf Marketplace presented by Sandy Springs Society. A high-end gift market showcasing an estimated 85 carefully selected local/East Cobb and regional vendors. All proceeds benefit over 25 non-profit organizations. 9am-5pm. $5 entrance fee. Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. More info: www.sandyspringssociety.org.


31st Annual Mt. Zion Craft Show sponsored by the Mt. Zion United Methodist Women, featuring artists and crafters, door prize, silent auction, pictures with Santa, bake sale, and more. All proceeds benefit local and church mission projects and charities. Friday: 9am-5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or www.mtzionumw.org.

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Below is a list of some local events and haunted happenings for little goblins, ghouls, and witches to enjoy this Halloween season.


October 15th Harvest Square is an annual arts and crafts festival held each October. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival includes Halloween Happenings for children. Carnival games and lots of prizes to thrill the little ones. The show setting is at Glover Park in the historic Marietta Square. Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival: 9am - 5pm. Halloween Happenings: 1pm - 5pm. Zombie Walk: 5pm - 11pm. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.


October 21-22 & 28-29 Get ready to take a walk on the wild side and meet some wonderful costumed woodland creatures at night! Experience the mystery of a short half-mile guided night hike through the lighted woodland trails where you’ll meet friendly costumed forest creatures who will delight you with their dramatic antics. Create crafts in the gym such as bat puppets, mysterious masks, and more. Tickets: $10 (save $1 off the first weekend), children two and under are free. Hikes start at 7pm and end at 10. The trails are not suitable for strollers and children must be accompanied by adults at all times. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 ext. 236 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.


October 2– October 31 Buy a pumpkin, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Patch opens October 2. Monday-Friday/Sunday: 12-7:30pm; Saturday: 9:30am-7:30pm. October 15: Party in the Patch from 10am-2pm. After October 16: MondaySaturday 9:30am-7:30pm; Sunday 12-7:30pm. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Ask for Deborah, or mtzionumc.org.


October 4-31 Buy pumpkins for decorating, pies and Jack-O-Lanterns. Monday-Saturday: 10 am-8 pm. Sundays: 1-8 pm. Yard sale all day on October 29: 9 am-3 pm. October 31: Trunk or Treat in parking lot from 5-8 pm. Powers Ferry UMC, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5271.


October 4-31 St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 30th year. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for purchase. Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-8 pm. Sundays: noon-8 pm. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrews UMC, 3455 Canton Hwy, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.thepumpkinchurch.org.





October 26-28 Pope High School will be hosting their annual Haunted Theater. Students create a spooktacular experience that will send shivers down your spine. Starts at 6pm. Admission is $5. Bring in 2 canned goods and nonperishable items your second ticket is free. Canned good and non-perishable items will be accepted at the door as part of Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat and MUST Ministries. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.popetheater.org. October 21 & 22 This Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival is a 2-day family friendly event, featuring amazing balloon glows, trick-or-treating, tethered balloon rides, harvest beer tents, vendor marketplace, sports bar, artist market, amazing food trucks, roving entertainment, kid’s area, a concert stage, and more! Advance Pricing: Adults: $12, Kids (3-12): $5, Under 3: FREE. Kennesaw State Sports & Recreation Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw. For more info: www.owl-o-ween.com

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October 1- 31 Owned and operated by East Cobbers, the Roswell Ghost Tour is a community staple. Unlike some tours and haunted houses, these Ghost Tours tell stories of real hauntings without costumes to enhance imagination. Tours are available nightly in October. Demand is high. Private group tours offered as well. $15/adults, $10/ children 12 and under. Walking tour is 2 ½ hours. To reserve: roswellghosttour.com/reservations. 770-649-9922. 610 Atlanta Street, Roswell. Fridays and Saturdays starting October 1 through October 31 Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90-minute fully narrated ride through Marietta. The ghost tours are all 90 minutes of thrills and chills based on history and documented accounts of ghostly encounters. There is a walk of about 2 blocks. Tours start at 8pm. $17 (plus tax)/Adults. $12 (plus tax)/Children (12 and under). $15 (plus tax)/seniors. Limited space. Advance reservations required. 131 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060. More info: www.ghostofmarrietta.com/tickets for available times, some dates are already full or call The Historic Marietta Trolley Co., 770-425-5755 or www.ghostsofmarietta.com. Last day: October 31 closing at 5pm. www.eastcobber.com


October 21 Come dressed in your spookiest costume. For ages 12 and under (Parents are free, but must accompany children to this event). Dance the night away with a DJ, carnival games and crafts. Best costume wins a prize. 6-8pm. $5 per child. Game tickets are included in the registration fee. Food items can be purchased for a nominal fee. McCleskey East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991.


October 26 & 27 A spooky, goofy show that’s fun for all ages. Strandemonium, Jr. is an auditioned production for performers aged 5th through 9th grade that is part of The Strand’s new education program. All audience members are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and participate in a costume contest to win a concessions package to enjoy during the performance. This is a great opportunity to support arts education AND a perfect excuse to dress up long before trick-or-treating. 7-9pm. Admission is $10. The Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square Marietta. More info: www.earlsmithstrand.org.


October 16 This track meet is unique because runners will be competing in their costumes. Divisions are in place for age groups and distance. There will be prizes and activities tables for supporters. Registration: $20 Entry Fee; $15 Scout Fee; $10 Ghost runner. Proceeds benefit the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Domestic Violence Shelter, “Sheltering Hands”. 1:45pm. Swift Cantrell Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw 30144. More info: www. youthtrackortreat.com.

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PET OF THE MONTH: SAMANTHA Submitted by Joanne Balen

Should Your Pet Be Our Pet of the Month? Fill out the information on your pet and send it to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680455, Marietta, GA 30068. Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to: petomonth@eastcobber.com

Pet’s Name:_________________________________________ Animal/Breed:_____________________________________ _ Age & Gender:______________________________________ Favorite Food:_______________________________________ Favorite Person:_____________________________________ Animal/Breed: American Short Hair Age & Gender: Female, 5 years old Favorite Food: Salmon Cat Food Favorite Person: Joanne

Best Trick:___________________________________________ Turn Ons:____________________________________________ Turn Offs:____________________________________________

Best Trick: Sitting up for treats Turn Ons: Sunny spot to sleep on Turn Offs: Vacuum cleaner noise Favorite Toy: Small sponge ball

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Last Seen: Sleeping on the couch

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What makes your pet so special: A good and fun companion

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he Good Mews kitties are busy decorating their lockers and campaigning to be named Homecoming King & Queen in anticipation of their annual auction fundraiser, this year with a homecoming theme, and they hope to see you there! Your $80 ticket includes delicious hors d’oeuvres courtesy of A Peach of a Party along with unlimited beer & wine, plus live music from The After Party! Break out your cummerbunds and corsages, then join Good Mews for a night of eating, drinking, dancing, and bidding‌ all while raising money for the home team! The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 15, 7-9pm at the East Cobb Center, 3920 Canton Road, Suite 100, in Marietta/East Cobb. Good Mews is one of the few virtually cage-free, no-kill cat shelters in the state of Georgia. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed over 6,800 cats in permanent homes. The nonprofit receives no government support, relying solely on donations of time, service and money from our supporters, the public and area businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 cat residents at any given time, with another 30 to 40 cats in foster care or their HALO program, which allows cats with severe and/or chronic medicals needs to find homes with Good Mews continuing to provide the medical care related to that condition. Good Mews has an average adoption rate of 350 cats per year.

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Asian Express

Chicago’s Restaurant

Corner Pizza

Fat Lady Baker

>Chinese New York style chinese food, dine-in and take out. 4880 Lower Roswell Road, #110, Marietta 30068 Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 12-9:30pm 770-675-9369 .......................................................

Bradley’s Bar & Grill

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

Café Life at Life Grocery

>Vegetarian Healing, Wellness, & Healthy Food for the Mind, Body & Soul. Choose from a variety of organic vegan foods. 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Sun: 12-5pm 770-977-9583 www.lifegrocery.com

>American Celebrating 25 years in the neighborhood, eat where the locals eat! Relaxed dining, warm hospitality, offering a wide selection of entrees, hand crafted cocktails and terrific wine list. Cozy bar. Live music and entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. 4401 Shallowford Road Roswell 30075 Open daily 5pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com .......................................................

Cookies By Design

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

>Pizza Fast casual, full service neighborhood pizzeria utilizing only the finest ingredients. In store made dough, bread, sauce, and dressings equate to an exceptional experience. 4651 Woodstock Road NE Suite 305 Roswell 30075 Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm 770-518-1701 www.cornerpizza-atl.com .......................................................

Edible Arrangements

>Fruit Delicious, high quality, artistically designed fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events. • Parkaire Landing Shopping Center 4880 Lower Roswell Road Suite 820 Marietta 30068 • Target Shopping Center 1125 Woodstock Road, Suite 300 Roswell 30075 Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm, Sat: 8am-5pm Sun: 8am-1pm 770-579-7081 www.ediblearrangements.com

>Prepared food and bakeshop Prepared foods and bakeshop. Don’t hit the drive-thru! Stop in and grab one of many entrees, a loaf of bread, some slow cooked green beans, and desert. Heat up for a delicious healthy dinner on the table in a few minutes! Let the Fat Lady Cook Tonight! 2995 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 Tues-Fri: 10am-6:30pm; Sat: 10am-1pm (if not sold out) 770-587-3005 www.fatladybaker.com .......................................................

Frankie’s New York Style Italian Ristorante and Pizza

>Italian Authentic New York Style Italian food and hand tossed pizzas. Offers catering for your events. Delivery after 5pm. Half price wine on Mondays. “Employee Discounts” to all Police, Fire and EMS. 3100 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 12-9pm 770-578-6608 www.frankiesonroswell.com

Cookies By Design 3101 Roswell Road Marietta/East Cobb 30062 cookiesbydesign192@yahoo.com 770-578-0200

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Fuji Hana

J. Christopher’s

Keegan’s Public House

The Mill Kitchen & Bar

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

Harry’s Pizza and Subs

>Pizza Family owned and run, Harry’s is an excellent place for any occasion from a business meeting to an outing with your family. Not only do they serve real New York style pizza, but they are also known for their chicken wings, oversized salads, and mouth watering sandwiches! 2150 Powers Ferry Road Atlanta 30339 Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm; Friday: 11am-11pm; Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 12pm-10pm 770-955-4413 www.harryspizzaandsubs.com

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

Jersey Mike’s Subs

>Submarine Sandwiches Jersey Mike’s Subs serves the most authentic submarine sandwich available. The Certified Angus Beef top rounds are cooked right in the store. The meats and cheeses are all top-quality premium brands. The bread is fresh-baked every day on the premises. Everything’s prepared right in front of you. 4400 Roswell Road, Suite 148 Marietta 30062 Mon-Sun: 10am-9pm 770-321-3998 www.jerseymikes.com


>Irish-American Authentic Irish pub with old world atmosphere, great food, and extensive beer and wine selections. 4401 Shallowford Road, #136 Roswell 30075 Sun-Thur: 11am-12am; Fri & Sat: 11am-2am 770-640-1100 www.keegansirishpub.net .......................................................

My Friend’s Place Deli & Catering

>Deli, Catering A neighborhood deli with an inviting atmosphere suitable for a friendly gathering or a healthy alternative for a business lunch. In today’s fast-paced, health conscious world, we have set out to provide a quality, quickserve, alternative to fast food. Simply Delicious and Always Prepared Fresh! 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 127 Marietta 30068 Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm 770-971-0124 www.myfriendsplacedeli.net/ eastcobb

>Modern Southern Comfort Food The quintessential Southern neighborhood restaurant is a down-to-earth spot, where the casual vibe is heightened by the mouth-watering cuisine, the culinary inspired cocktails, large selection of craft beers and the thoughtfully selected wine list. Live music and entertainment Thursdays and Saturdays. Kids eat Free only on Tuesdays. 590 Mimosa Boulevard Roswell 30075 Brunch: Sun: 10am-3pm Lunch: Mon- Sat: 11am-3pm; Mid-day Menu: Tues-Sun: 3-5pm Dinner: Tues-Thurs: 5-9pm; Fri-Sat: 5-10pm; Sun: 5-9pm 770-817-9345 www.themillkitchenandbar.com






Acupuncture and Wellness Center

Dr. Li Hua Shu, TCMD – Licensed Acupuncturist 3535 Roswell Road, Suite 37 • Marietta 30062 678-560-7978 • www.drshutcm.com Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-4pm 25 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine treating pain management, respiratory system, emotional/mental health, nervous system, digestive system, smoking/weight loss, wrinkle reduction, high blood pressure, and much more.

BEAUTY SERVICES Naomi’s Salon & Skin Care

4401 Shallowford Road, Unit 132 • Roswell 30075 470-545-0815 • ancaavio@yahoo.com 10am-7pm This European boutique hair salon and spa provides full services for hair, skin treatment and makeup, and offers boutique retail products from Jane Iredale, Moroccan Oil, Pai-Shau, Repechage, Difiaba Italy, and more.

1st Choice Dental

670 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 678-905-3066 • www.1stchoicemarietta.com Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm Offering complete dental care for the entire family including cosmetic and emergency services. You’ll receive quality dentistry, at affordable prices, in a state of the art facility, from a caring and knowledgeable staff.

Cheek Dental

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

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COMMON MOUTH SORES by the herpes virus which is contagious. Drinking from the same cup, sharing eating utensils, or kissing someone with a cold sore are some of the ways the virus is transmitted from one person to another. Once a person is infected, the virus can stay in the body in the inactive state for a period of time and may occasionally be activated by irritants like wind, the sun, and stress. Most cold sores heal within a week or two. There is no cure for the virus or the lesion, but topical anesthetics or anti-inflammatory agents available over the counter can provide temporary relief from discomfort. A dentist can prescribe topical antiviral medications, but they must be applied within the first day or two to be of any benefit.

Mouth sores that appear on the lips, roof of the mouth, tongue, gums, or inside the cheeks can be ugly, painful, and annoying. Eating and speaking can be difficult as any movement of the affected tissue can cause discomfort. Two common types of painful mouth sores are canker sores and cold sores. Canker sores, or apthous ulcers, are usually single small, flat lesions with a white, gray, or yellow center and a red border. Occasionally, they may be large, or there may even be multiple ulcers, but they are almost always painful. There are several different causes of canker sores. Fatigue, stress, or a weakened immune system can trigger the formation of a canker sore. Certain types of foods or even trauma from cheek or lip biting or eating a sharp piece of food can create a canker sore as well. Treatment for canker sores is for relief of discomfort only as there is no cure. Over the counter medications are typically numbing creams or germ-fighting mouthrinses. Occasionally a dentist may prescribe corticosteroids for a patient with multiple reoccurring ulcers. Avoiding spicy and acidic foods and beverages will help minimize the pain of canker sores. Most canker sores heal and disappear within 7-10 days. Cold sores, or fever blisters, are clusters of fluid-filled blisters that erupt on or around the lips. They can also occur on the gums near the teeth or on the roof of the mouth. After a few days the blisters may break and become a scab. Cold sores are caused

Not all mouth sores are harmless. A lesion that persists for longer than two weeks should be evaluated by a dentist. Based on the appearance, location, and possible causes of the lesion, your dentist will determine whether or not the area needs to be biopsied or evaluated by a specialist.

Dr. Cristi Cheek is the owner of Cheek Dental here in East Cobb. You may contact her at 770-993-3775 or visit www.cheekdental.com.

Caring for the Smiles of East Cobb for Over 14 Years!

Read what your neighbors say about us… Cheek Dental offers cosmetic and family dentistry including: • CEREC Single Visit • Implant restorations Crowns • One hour tooth whitening

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“Every visit to Cheek Dental is a great experience. The staff is extraordinarily friendly and the level of care provided is superior. Dr. Cheek is knowledgeable, gentle, considerate and caring, and the dental techs and assistants are experienced, thoughtful and kind. If you are looking for a dentist, this is the place to go.”– Jacqueline N.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS DENTISTS Healthy Smiles of East Cobb

1505 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-973-9765 •www.healthysmilesofeastcobb.com At Healthy Smiles of East Cobb, our mission is to provide quality oriented and technologically advanced dentistry in a comfortable and nurturing environment. We are committed to focusing on your needs and goals to assist you in achieving the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve.


J&J Dental

2230 Roswell Road, Suite 200 • Marietta 30062 770-977-0100 • www.mariettadental.net Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm J&J Dental is a family Dentist located in East Cobb, Marietta. Dr. Bishara owns the practice and has a team of 6 staff, including himself and 2 hygienists. They are dedicated to creating beautiful smiles for each patient they see.

Mansouri Family Dental Care

4720 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-973-8222 • www.NaturalSmile.biz 7:30am-6pm Implants, root canals, cosmetic and family dentistry for all ages. Oral sedation available for fearful patients. Rest assured that everyone you meet here will be courteous, warm and exceptionally helpful. Please call the office for more info.


4696 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 700 • Marietta 30068 404-403-3136 • www.crossfiteastcobb.com Mon-Fri: 4:30am-8:30pm; Sat: 8am, 9am, 10am; Sun: 3:30pm-5pm CrossFit East Cobb is the original functional strength and conditioning gym located in the heart of East Cobb. Train with the CrossFit methodology which emphasizes constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements. Athletes range in age from 8 to 80 years old and come from all fitness backgrounds.

Women’s Premier Fitness

4961 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-565-5450 • www.womenspremierfitness.com Mon-Thurs: 5:30am-9pm, Fri: 5:30am-8pm, Sun: 9am-2pm East Cobb’s only full-service fitness club and spa for women only. We feature over 60 group fitness classes per week as well as Barre, TRX and personal training. Free child care.

GASTROENTEROLOGY Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

>1163 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 250 • Marietta 30068 404-252-9307 >2520 Windy Hill Road, Suite 102 • Marietta 30067 770-612-8165 • www.atlantagastro.com With more than 40 offices and 10 endoscopy centers, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates is the largest gastroenterology practice in the Southeast dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of both digestive and liver diseases. 54 October 2016


ss Nicole Noble, Deanna Sloan, Camille Ramey , Dr. John Bishara, Candice Elerson; and Sharon Lisjak.

Going to the dentist can be an intimidating experience for some people, but the experienced and welcoming staff at J&J Dental will put your mind at ease and provide you a relaxing, professional experience from beginning to end. The practicing dentist at J&J Dental, John Bishara, DDS has been in practice for more than 17 years and specializes in all aspects of dentistry, including fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, root canals, extractions and implants. The practice also carries Invisalign, a clear way to straighten teeth, and teeth whitening kits. The patients at J&J Dental keep coming back, and they share their positive feedback in reviews. One recent Yelp reviewer commented, “J&J is one of the best dental practices in the metro Atlanta area. They are extremely professional from the moment you walk into their office. The receptionists are very friendly and helpful. The hygienists do a great job and make sure to give you the best smile possible. Dr. Bishara is very friendly and easy to talk to. I would recommend J&J Dental to anyone.” Dr. Bishara opened the practice in East Cobb seven years ago and named it after his three children, Julie, Joel and Joelle. A local resident, Dr. Bishara thinks it’s the perfect location to raise a family and grow a business. “I love interacting with my patients here, and the schools and amazing families make it a positive environment for all ages,” he shared. Even insurance isn’t a hassle. J&J Dental accepts all PPO plans and files the paperwork for you. In pain? They accept walk-in emergency visits at their office located at 2230 Roswell Road, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30062. Contact them today for a comprehensive consultation at jandjdental@yahoo.com, call 770-977-0100 or visit marietta.dental.net. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T


4774 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 2476 Canton Road • Marietta 30066 770-509-0000 • www.amerejuve.com

Our CoolSculpting Specialist will tailor a treatment plan designed to achieve your desired results. This is a limited time offer so call us today!


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HEALTH CLUB Windy Hill Athletic Club

135 Interstate North Parkway NW • Marietta 30339 770-953-1100 • www.windyhillclub.com Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm; Sat: 7am-8pm; Sun: 8am-8pm MORE CLUB THAN GYM. . . with magnificently appointed indoor and outdoor tennis courts, state of the art cardio and strength training equipment, beautifully designed yoga and cycling studios, and a philosophy that nurtures a feeling of community, it’s our way of making sure you never go to the gym again.


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.

HEARING Peachtree Hearing

Dr. Melissa Wikoff 4939 Lower Roswell Road A-107 • Marietta 30068 470-485-4327 • www.PeachtreeHearing.com Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm Peachtree Hearing is East Cobb’s premier hearing and balance boutique. Led by Dr. Melissa Wikoff, they believe that your hearing care should be a superior experience. Peachtree Hearing uses the latest technology, scientifically proven techniques, and compassionate personalized care to provide comprehensive treatment for each of their patients.

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SPORT HEALTH SCIENCE: GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME Students at Life University maximize human performance with degrees in exercise science, athletic training and more

What gives an athlete an edge on the competition? What elevates performance on the field, the court or in the water? How does physical activity – from the most everyday movements like walking to the precision of Olympic athletes – shape and redefine our health? Students in the Sport Health Science Department at Life University pursue these questions and more, working in a living laboratory to examine and maximize the human body’s potential. For many Life University Sport Health Science students, sports and fitness were a first love. They find kinship with their professors, many of whom are athletes and coaches active in their fields, leading industry athletics conferences and coaching young athletes to the height of their game. When passion for health and athletics is met with academic rigor and in-the-field experience, students launch their education into meaningful, purpose-driven careers. “I enjoy it because I can keep the connection to sports and athletes,” said alumna Azalea Hancock, MAT, AT, LAC. “I played basketball growing up, was an assistant coach at a high school and my family is big on sports. So staying active and maintaining that connection is important to me.” Undergraduate exercise science students receive the highest-quality education and technical instruction in the disciplines of anatomy, biology, biochemistry, physiology and kinesiology, applying this knowledge to a range of populations. They also learn to work with the body as an innately intelligent organism, and to care for athletes and

community members through the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI); Life University’s public clinic, the Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP); and in a variety of internship/externship or practicum settings, including cardiac rehabilitation and adult fitness programs offered by hospitals, corporations and community organizations. Students studying health coaching learn how to help clients set and meet health goals, working with the public for a better understanding of whole-body health. Graduate students take their careers even further, pursuing master’s degrees in either Sport Health Science or Athletic Training. These dynamic programs deepen specialized knowledge while diversifying career opportunities, setting Life University graduates for success in industries like athletic training, sport injury management, corporate wellness administration, physical therapy, fitness training, coaching and more. With a 110-acre campus just 20 minutes from Atlanta, Life University offers a 16:1 student to faculty ratio, leading-edge technology and abundant campus life. Learn more about visiting Life University at LIFE.edu/VisitLIFE. Sport Health Degrees at Life University: • B.S. Exercise Science • B.S. Health Coaching • M.S. Sport Health Science • M.A.T. Athletic Training

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MEDSPA Amerejuve Medspa

>2476 Canton Road • Marietta 30066 770-966-2205 >4774 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-509-0000 • www.amerejuve.com 9am-6pm Amerejuve Medspa and Cosmetic surgery offers a wide range in cosmetic procedures to make you feel young and look beautiful. They are leading experts in laser hair removal, Coolsculpting, eMatrix Skin Rejuvenation, IPL Photofacial, Velashape cellulite treatment, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.

NUTRITION, HEALTH & WELLNESS A+A Wellness Nutritional Coaching

770-905-7400 • www.AandAWellness.com Customized meal plans to your specific needs. Nutritional support & healthy lifestyle education. Educational grocery shopping trips and more! Family Discounts available.


1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 26 • Marietta 30062 770-321-1347 • www.fitnesstogether.com/eastcobb By appointment. The leader in private, personal training. We help our clients achieve, if not exceed, their lifelong wellness goals in a clean, professional and friendly environment.

Get In Shape For Women

3822 Roswell Road NE, Suite 114 • Marietta 30062 770-605-8788 • www.getinshapeforwomen.com Mon-Thurs: 6am-12pm; 4pm-8pm Fri: 6am-12pm; Sat: 8am-12pm; Sun: Closed A complete body transformation program including four components: strength training, interval cardio, nutrition, and accountability. Members work with a personal trainer (1 trainer, up to 4 women) and nutrition coach to reach their goals.

WELLNESS/HEALTH & FITNESS East Cobb Yoga and Mindfulness

Lisa Wellstead, Chief Mindfulness Officer 4950 Olde Towne Parkway • Marietta 30068 404-245-5530 • www.eastcobbyoga.com 9am-8pm Mindful Yoga and Meditation - Intelligent yoga emphasizing functional movement and therapeutic alignment to create a practice that is challenging, safe, and playful. Now enrolling for Mindfulness Stress Reduction (MBSR/MBCT) and meditation classes starting in September. Grow. Focus. Inspire.

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ooth pain can ruin a person’s day, and hundreds here in Marietta don’t have the money for a dentist. A local dentist office is giving back to those in need.

Mansouri Family Dental Care is offering their annual Free Dental Day. This is a first come, first-served event open to adults age 16+! They are offering one FREE service per person: a filling, extraction, or cleaning. In the past, people have started to line up as early as Friday morning. Treatment numbers will be given out starting at 4:30am on November 12th. When: November 12th, 5am to 4pm Where: 4720 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 at (Mansouri Family Dental Care)

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ss Drs. Azita and Michael Mansouri accompanied by fellow doctors and oral surgens at last year’s Free Dental Day.

What: Free services include fillings, cleanings, and extractions. Who: Anyone age 16 and up. For more information visit www.NaturalSmile.biz and click Free Dental Day tab or visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MansouriDMD for any questions. “We like to help out the community and we know there’s a need. A lot of people don’t have insurance and they don’t have the means. It’s really just a fun and rewarding time,” says Dr. Michael Mansouri of Mansouri Family Dental Care.




EAST COBB SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a list of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

Diabetes Empowerment Education October 4, 11, 18, 25 & November 1 & 8 | 10am-12pm Free. Registration required. Have you or someone you care for been diagnosed with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes? If so, please join this program. This free, fun, handson six week program will cover these topics: knowing my body, get up and move, nutrition 101, complications of diabetes, medications, stress, and more. Presented by Cindee Sweda with Cobb County/UGA Cooperative Extension Services.

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Western History with “Texas Red” October 7 | 9 am-12pm $8 Cobb residents; $10 Non-residents. A trip to the Old West via the instruction of Quentin Thomas. Quentin brings to life “The Spirits of the Great American West” with his stimulating lecture and visual aids. He focuses on characters and events that bring this era to life. Don’t miss this exciting program and taco bar.

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EAST COBB SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER (CONTINUED) All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a list of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

<<< continued from page 62 <<< Little White House November 15 | 8:30am-6:30pm; Check-in: 8am Registration deadline: October 12. $76 Senior Council Member; $81 Non-member. Includes walking and inclines. Visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs. Take a guided tour of the historic site that will include FDR’s vacation home, the FDR Memorial Museum, Guest House, and the Historic Pools Museum. After the tour, enjoy a delicious Southern style buffet at the Bulloch House. There will be time to walk around downtown Warm Springs for shopping and antiquing before returning home.

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Heart Health October 13 | 10:30-11:30am Free. Registration required. Heart health is a vital part of overall health. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but the good news is that many of the risk factors are controllable. Learn how to lower risk for heart disease and maintain a healthy heart. Presented by WellStar’s The Good Life Club. >>> continued on page 65 >>>


Orthopedic Update October 14 | 11am-1pm Free. Registration required. An informational talk with Dr. Anil Thomas and staff of Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic (POC). Dr. Thomas is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in total hip and knee replacements. This talk will focus on general arthritis information, treatment options for hip and knee arthritis and new techniques in the joint replacement world. Graham Reaves, an Occupational Therapist at POC, will present on basic stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as fall prevention techniques. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Birds and Bird Feeding October 19 | 11am-12pm Free. Registration required. Feeding birds in your backyard is fun. Join Wild Birds Unlimited for this informative seminar and see which new birds you can invite to your backyard feeding stations. They will be displaying and demonstrating several feeders to entice bluebirds, orioles, hummingbirds, titmice, woodpeckers, chickadees, and more. AARP Smart Driver October 27 | 9am-4pm $15 AARP members, $20 Non-members (cash/check) The AARP Smart Driver course is a refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. Drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance upon completing the course. Refresh your driving skills and your knowledge of the rules — and hazards — of the road. Bring a lunch. Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount. Bring a lunch.



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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: Joan Farentino, 770-579-5191. American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Cobb County. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: cobbcounty-ga,aauw.net. American Needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Tiny Stitches, 2520 East Piedmont 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: Nancy Martin, 770-428-7056. Atlanta Illini Club. Professional and social networking for University of Illinois alumni, families and friends in the Atlanta area. Game watches at the Rose & Crown, 1931 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www.atlantaillini.com or club@atlantaillini.com.


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. Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. Marietta High School, Chorus Room, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Male a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264, fehrach@aol.com, or www.bigchickenchorus.org. Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $7 thereafter. Wednesday 10am, and Thursdays 7:30pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717. Business Network International (BNI). The World’s largest referral organization. Multiple chapters in the area, please refer to the website: bnisoutheast.com for listings. More Info: Anita York, 678-888-0200 Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. Marietta Fire Museum, 112 Haynes Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbdemocrats.org.

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Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm at their Clubhouse, 516 West Atlanta Street, Marietta 30060. More info: www.cobbcountymineral.org. Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbgagensoc.org or ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org.

East Cobb Lions Club. Second and 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Powers Ferry UMC, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow, 770-955-6914.

Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. Second Thursday of every month. 11:30am. Luncheon reservations required. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.cmrea.org

East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings, 11:00am. If you are 50 or older, play a musical instrument and have been looking for a great place to make music, come join us! Great people and good music! To learn more go to our website, ecnhb.com or email webmaster@ecnhb.com.

Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill and ability levels are welcome. First and 3rd Monday of each month. 7-9pm. American Business Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Pkwy, Marietta. More info: www.cobbphotosociety.com or info@cobbphotosociety.com. 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. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-624-7660. 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. Indian Hills Country Club, 4100 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, susan.hampton@lionbank.com, or www.eastcobbba.com.

East Cobb Civitans. Second and fourth Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at The Olde Town Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-578-9901 x201.


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.

Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org.

East Cobb Civic Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.eastcobb.net.

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East Cobb Democratic Association. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 6pm Social. 7pm – Program. Whole Foods, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale, 770-715-1218 or tbarksdl@aol.com.

East Cobb Newcomers Club. Third Thursday each month. 10am-12pm. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: rdavenport723@sbcglobal.net. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: eastcobbrotary.com. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-420-3820. Georgia Nature Photographers Assoc. Third Thursday of the month. 7pm. Nature photographers of all skill levels are welcome to our monthly meetings. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: www.gnpa.org or info@gnpa.org 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: Dave Hamrick 770-315-3942. Georgia Tea Party. Thursdays. 7pm. 900 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Jerry Kotyuk 404-374-0580 or jerryk623@att.net. Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Joe Vanhorn Jr., 770-424-6654. Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am and 7-8pm. Blue Pearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists, 455 Abernathy Road NE, Atlanta. Check dates: 770740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org.


CLUB CALENDAR IMPS Bridge Club. An offshoot of the former Newcomers Club of East Cobb, looking for new members. Various formats, dates and times available. For more information contact Roni Fink at 404-310-3448 or phinque999@AOL.com. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. More info: www.cobblp.org or call 770-795-1331 Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12pm. Hilton Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Pat Huey, pathuey@comcast.net or www.mariettakiwanis.org. Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta 30064. More info: mariettalions@aol.com or www.mariettalionsclub.org. Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: www.pflagatl.org. Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 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. Martha Stewart Bulloch Society of Children of the American Revolution meets one Sunday per month from September through May, 2-4pm. Osage Terrace Room and Pavilion at Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: Tammra 770-696-4806 or www.msbnscar.com. Moms in Prayer for East Side Elementary parents. Fridays 11am. More info: Rachel Bloom 770-973-4705 or familybloom@gmail.com. National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NAARFE), Second Wednesday of each month. 11:30am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More Info: 770-971-1719. 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: 770-998-5017 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.


Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-1330. Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples A parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, or quadruplets. Second Tuesday of each month. Date and time may change; check our website. More info: www.nowamom. org or 678-404-0034. Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Club provides sandwiches, members bring sides. 12pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-928-9314 or degrillmouse@ comcast.net. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors’ Club. Second Tuesday of month except December. Guests welcome. 6:30pm social; 7pm meeting. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More Info: psdgc.com.

Meet Your Future Clients, Customers and Business Associates Transforming East Cobb by developing business leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community. The ECBA meets monthly at Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta at 11:30am for lunch, networking and a great speaker. Invite a guest to join you. For more information visit www.EastCobbBA.com

Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 6-7:30pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers.org. Retired Old Men Eating Out (R.O.M.E.O.) Every Tuesday, 8-10am. Meet for friendship, conversation and to share their variety of antique cars, street rods and muscle cars. Marietta Diner, 306 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta. Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. September-May. 2-4 pm. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. Northbrook UMC, 11225 Crabapple Road, Roswell. Visitors welcome. More info: www. songofatlanta.com or 770-696-6502. Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (Sept-June). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or guzy@ mindspring.com. The Foxtrotter’s Dance Club. The 4th Friday of every month (no dance in May. Nov. & Dec. are the 3rd Friday). 7:30-10:30pm. If you enjoy ballroom dancing, come and dance. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-1160. Y Business Network. Every other Friday. 7:30-8:45am. Local business networking and referrals. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. Guests always welcome. More info: ybusinessnetwork.webs.com, Michelle Hutchinson, 770-518-0010.


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