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PUBLISHER’S NOTE 24 years is a long time for anything. Like marriage. Or living in the same house. Or working for the same company. But in this challenging magazine industry, 24 years is an eternity. Many local magazines have come and gone over the years, but for those with an interest in reading about the East Cobb community, EAST COBBER magazine has been the go-to publication for more than two decades! This October edition marks the 24th anniversary of the EAST COBBER monthly. 277 monthly issues, 22 community parades, a weekly E-newsletter (with 21,000+ email subscribers), a website, a Facebook page, and 3 children later, I am still focused on informing local residents about our good neighbors, special events and local issues in East Cobb County. Since 1993, I (an East Cobb resident) have been publishing articles about my neighbors—volunteers, artists and advertisers, clubs and community leaders, musicians and moms. The EAST COBBER front cover will continue to feature those people in East Cobb County making this area an even better place to live. The EAST COBBER has also become well-known for its special sections, such as, our Camp Guide, Pet Guide, Preschool Guide—and more! This issue features our 12th annual Private School Guide as well as our monthly Community Calendar, Dining Guide and Health & Wellness sections. It has always been my intention to provide useful and relevant information that you can’t find anywhere else and that focuses exclusively on East Cobb.

On the Cover Pictured on this month’s front cover is the Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Class of 2018: (Back Row, L-R): Will Ross, JaVontae Kruger, Austyn Wright, Jaquez Gilbert, Jackson Risey, Matt Gilliland, Matt McGlamry and Gordon Wells. (Front Row, L-R): Beth Dickerson, Caroline Prout, Nicole Benner, Erika Benner, and Yoonjae Bae. These seniors hail from a high school that didn’t even exist until three years ago. Though Mt. Bethel Christian Academy celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, this is the school’s first graduating class. Mt. Bethel Christian meets the

I hope you enjoy reading the EAST COBBER as much as I enjoy putting each edition together month after month. After so many years of meeting readers and business owners, I am reminded everyday of how many really nice people there are in this community. East Cobb has so many people who take the initiative to help out, to share their opinions and/or talents, in order to make East Cobb County a better place to live. The annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is another example of neighbors coming together to celebrate our great community, and for me, as the producer/ director of the parade, I am able to witness firsthand the genuine kindness, generosity, and cooperation East Cobbers demonstrate to make what has now become the largest parade in all of Cobb County such a rousing success. See pages 6-8 for some photos taken from this year’s special event.

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Written by an East Cobber for East Cobbers! I may put the magazine out, but it belongs to the East Cobb community. Special credit goes to the East Cobbers that call me to discuss story ideas, submit articles, and to advertise. Of course, I am grateful to those who just pick up the paper at one of our 500+ drop-off points every month and actually read the paper! In a world of conglomerates and sensational journalism, your kind comments and constructive criticisms inspire me to continue my work as publisher of a truly grassroots publication that promotes the positive.

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Here’s to another great 24 years!

intimate environment that is unapologetic in its commitment to academic opportunity and unwavering in its commitment to growing a child’s faith. “The Mt. Bethel experience is intentionally designed to be personal. Our strong belief is that children thrive in their studies, in their relationships, rooted in a school where they are known and loved.” says Jim R. Callis, Head of School since 2011. You can read more about Mt. Bethel Christian Academy on page 18 of this issue. For more information, visit MBCA on the web at www.mtbethelchristian.org

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The 22nd 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 oldfashioned fun. Emceed by Zachary Gilvarz of DJ Neezy Entertainment, the Festival stage featured local musicians and young dancers.

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For Your Commitment to Making the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival an Annual Hometown Tradition. We also gratefully acknowledge the efforts of: Cobb County Police Department Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Zachary Galvarz, 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 22nd Annual East Cobber Parade On Saturday, September 16, East Cobb residents came together under sunny skies to continue an annual hometown tradition: the 22nd annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival. Over 1,800 parade participants representing 116 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, Custom Disposal. Together they provide crucial financial support that ensures the success of this long-standing special event that has become a staple in East Cobb.

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CAD/CAM - CROWNS IN ONE APPOINTMENT! Dentistry, as well as most of medicine, has changed significantly over the last century. Some of the greatest advancements in dentistry have been the inventions of Novocain to numb the teeth (1905,) the first dental implants (1937,) water fluoridation (1945,) tooth-colored fillings (1949,) and home tooth bleaching (1989.) The first esthetic porcelain jacket crowns were placed in 1903, and throughout the last several decades, porcelain/ceramic crowns have become even stronger and more life-like. Today we are able to restore a badly broken or cracked tooth in just one appointment using a CAD/CAM system! In past years, fabrication of a crown involved making a messy, gag-invoking impression that had to be sent to a laboratory where a technician made the crown. While waiting for the crown to be made, the patient would wear a temporary plastic-like crown that sometimes caused sensitivity or even came off, requiring the patient to return to the dental office for replacement of

the temporary. Today’s crowns can now be made in a single visit using a digital 3D scanner, a computer with crown designing software, and a milling unit.

to a restoration to get the very best match which is especially crucial when restoring a front tooth.

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he EAST COBBER’s main mission is to help East Cobb residents promote their good works, businesses, schools, and clubs. Many East Cobbers are interested in learning how to use the EAST COBBER to spotlight community or service projects, or the special honors received by a school, club or individual. Here are some guidelines for preparing news/articles for submission:

PREPARING A STORY: Tell us the who, what, when and where of the event-past or planned.  List the name of a contact person and their contact info (telephone number and/or Email address).  Stories (250 – 400 words) can be submitted typewritten, or sent in a word document attached to an email to cynthia@eastcobber.com. SENDING PHOTOS: We love to get your photos to feature along with your stories and/or East Cobber’s Instagram account! You can email photos to this address: photos@eastcobber.com. Please be sure to name all the people in the photo.  Color or black and white photos are fine.  If mailing photos, please don’t write on the back of photos. Use a separate sheet of paper for information such as names, location, data, and photo credits.  Do not send photos embedded in an email. Photos should be sent as jpg attachments. Hi-resolution (300 dpi) images reproduce the best for our print publication. WHERE TO SEND MATERIALS: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680455, Marietta, GA 30068 Phone: 770-640-7070 • FAX: 770-559-3185 Email: cynthia@eastcobber.com.

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SCHOOL GARDENS IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE FLOWERS By Jennifer Rust

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ids, dirt and learning really do go together. If you have ever been with a child outside, or remember your own childhood, it was when your hands got a little dirty that curiosity peaked and the fun began. And admittedly for some of you out there it may also have been a bit of shock and a bit of yuck, “what is this stuff?” School gardens are ‘in’ now. Urban farms, raised beds and vertical hydroponic green walls are more than cool. Most schools can boast some form of gardens on their campus. However, there are plenty of examples of school gardens that were planted by well-meaning parents or teachers with the absolute best intentions but with little results to show a year or two later. So, what makes a school garden successful: * Education leaders – willing to take a calculated risk and a long term view * Parent support – PTA funding to seed a program and plenty of volunteers * Community Partnerships – to support the expansion of programs? Success lies somewhere between education leaders willing to take learning outside the classroom environment, teachers willing to commit coveted teaching time, and parents (and grandparents) willing to volunteer. We are in our 4th year of learning in Mount Bethel Elementary’s 16 October 2017

campus gardens and we truly are just getting started. It began with a teacher’s vision, Ms. Maureen Mullins, to get her third grade students’ hands in the dirt to learn. So, with a passionate teacher, a principal that had the long vision on learning, Ms. Jessica Appleyard, and a supportive PTA we started with a small sad area of dirt between a teacher parking lot and sidewalk at the far (dry) end of the school. During one Saturday parent student workday we built four 4’x8’ cedar raised beds, called it the MBES Kitchen Garden and eventually hung a sign to make it official. Four years later we annually celebrate “Third Grade Salad Day” in May; feeding 200+ third graders the fruits of their labor (literally) with a paper cup of chopped kale, rainbow chard, spinach, onions and romaine lettuces tossed fresh with a parsley, chives and oregano olive oil salad dressing. We expanded with more kitchen garden beds on the grounds, installed watering stations (hose winders stretched across parking lots to reach dry beds) and erected vegetable marker signs on Home Depot paint stirrers. Now each of the eight third grade classes are in the gardens 2-3 times a year for a lesson. School gardens are about more than planting. They are a literal canvas to teach curriculum standards of math (How many square feet are www.eastcobber.com


available to plant in a 4x8 foot bed? What about four beds of the same size?), science (what role do worms play in soil…remember the book, Everybody Poops?), and even market economics (how does the lettuce grown in a field make it to your dinner plate and who contributed to that process?). Just last week the school completed its first school wide art installation. Inspired by the gardens, art teachers Catherine Trosclair and Rachael Astorga had the vision to extend students’ art outdoors. Rocks were painted by every student and laid out in a sort of Dr. Seuss-esque welcoming riverbed located at the school’s front doors. We had to recognize that the gardens must assist teachers who are interested to get learning outside and not be forced on them. We studied other schools in the area and asked what worked and what did not. Hence, we are still taking it slow. Only this year will we expand beyond third grade to teach Plant Life Cycle to second graders in the gardens with those teachers that are interested. The critical success factor for this expansion will be additional parent involvement as volunteer “Garden Parents”. The next big step for our gardens is the development of permanent learning signposts to enable authentic reading experiences for the students (What is the Georgia migration path of the Monarch in our Butterfly Garden?) and to support teachers with more independent opportunities to take their classes outside. Community partnerships, to sponsor the learning signage, will be critical to accomplish this goal. So, it is baby steps for us to see our learning gardens grow. Gardens are not just a fad or a school year committee project. They require educators with the long view and supportive and active parent volunteers. School gardens are dependent on a strong and committed community. It is that same committed community that educates our children so well in Cobb County.

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MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY MARKS 20 YEARS Meet the Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Class of 2018. These seniors hail from a high school that didn’t even exist until three years ago. Though Mt. Bethel celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, this is the school’s first graduating class. In 1998, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy was founded with 24 students in two sections of kindergarten. From there, a grade was added each year and by 2006, the school had grown to include a full middle school. To continue the school’s growth into high school, additional property would be required and the school spent the better part of the next several years searching for the right place. If you’ve lived in East Cobb for a while, you know that parcels of land large enough to accommodate a high school don’t come onto the market often and when they do, they rightfully command a premium price. In 2014, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, in partnership with its sponsoring church, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, acquired 33 acres on Post Oak Tritt Road, which had formerly housed the Marcus Jewish Community Center. After a significant investment in renovation, the school opened its doors to a group of pioneering freshmen in August 2014. That class now stands prepared to finish their high school experience and move on to college. And those college acceptance letters; they are already coming in. One of the many reasons families enjoy living in East Cobb is the number and quality of educational opportunities for their children. Mt. Bethel Christian meets the needs of

families seeking an intimate environment that is unapologetic in its commitment to academic opportunity and unwavering in its commitment to growing a child’s faith. “The Mt. Bethel experience is intentionally designed to be personal. Our strong belief is that children thrive in their studies, in their relationships, and in their faith when they are rooted in a school where they are known and loved.” says Jim R. Callis, Head of School since 2011. Callis adds, “We’re not just teaching fractions or memorizing state capitals, important as that might be. We’re literally building a foundation of faith for young people, built on relationship with teachers who know them and love them with the love of Christ. Raising children is hard work. Raising faithful, confident children who are intellectually equipped to be impactful in the world - that’s not just hard, it is impossible without good partners.” Now in it’s 20th year, Mt. Bethel provides the kind of partnership that people talk about. According to recent admission statistics, well over 80% of new families to the school are referred by current or former families. And though the school has grown a bit over the last two decades, Mr. Callis reports there are still openings for families looking to explore the potential benefits of a Mt. Bethel partnership. For more information, visit MBCA on the web at www.mtbethelchristian.org or better yet, stop by one of their two East Cobb campuses for a personal visit and tour.

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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.

ALEXSANDER ACADEMY

1090 Powers Place Alpharetta 30009 770-777-0475 www.alexsanderacademy.org Tuition: $16,500-$33,000 Grades: K-12 Students: N/A Co-Education Directors: Shelby Nelson, Stefanie Smith

ATLANTA ACADEMY, THE

2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway Roswell 30076 678-461-6102 www.atlantaacademy.com Tuition: $10,235-$22,260 Grades: 6 weeks-8 Students: N/A Head of School: Angela Naples

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ATLANTA JEWISH ACADEMY

2890 North Fulton Drive Atlanta 30305 404-841-3840 www.aischool.org Tuition: $21,958-$25,066 Grades: 3K-12 Students: 1,194 Headmaster: Kevin Glass

5200 Northland Drive NE Atlanta 30342 404-843-9900 www.atljewishacademy.org Tuition: $16,000-$24,500 Grades: Infants-12 Students: 363 Associate Head of School: Rabbi Ari Leubitz

ATLANTA GIRLS’ SCHOOL

BEN FRANKLIN ACADEMY

3254 Northside Parkway NW Atlanta 30327 404-845-0900 www.atlantagirlsschool.org Tuition: $24,465 Grades: 6-12 Students: 260 Head of School: Ayanna Hill-Gill

1585 Clifton Road Atlanta 30329 404-633-7404 www.benfranklinacademy.org Tuition: $26,520-$35,700 Grades: 9-12 Students: 125 Head of School: Dr. Martha Burdette

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 11320 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 678-277-9083 www.btcatholic.org Tuition: $12,350 Grades: 9-12 Students: 1001 Principal: Brian Marks

BRANDON HALL SCHOOL

1701 Brandon Hall Drive Atlanta 30350 770-394-8177 www.brandonhall.org Tuition: $27,000 Day School, $52,850 Domestic Boarding School 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.

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COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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: $9,700-$12,300 Grades: 18mos-6 Students: 130 Directors: Suzanne Johnson

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

COTTAGE SCHOOL, THE

700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8688/770-640-8037 www.cottageschool.org Tuition: $18,500, $25,450 Grades: 6-12 Students: 175 Director: Steven T. Palmer

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170 Fairground Street North Marietta 30060 770-919-0022 www.ccmacademy.org Tuition: $6,900 Grades: K-12 Students: N/A Principal: Vanessa Anderson

3130 Atlanta Road SE Smyrna 30080 770-435-1596 www.ccssmyrna.org Tuition: $5,845-$9,620 Grades: Pk-8 Students: 175 Head of School: Robert Barber

CUMBERLAND ACADEMY OF GEORGIA

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

CUMBERLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

2356 Clay Road SW Austell 30106 770-819-5040 www.cumberlandchristian.org Tuition: $3,890-$8,300 Grades: K3-12 Students: 482 Executive Director: Dr. Byron R. Greene

DAVIS ACADEMY

8105 Roberts Drive Atlanta 30350 770-671-0085 www.davisacademy.org Tuition: $18,503 - $24,067 Grades: Kindergarten prep-8 Students: 560 Head of School: Amy Shafron

DOMINION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

4607 Burnt Hickory Road NW Marietta 30064 770-420-2153 www.dominionchristian.org Tuition: $9,542-$13,780 Grades: 6-12 Students: 225 Headmaster: David Raines

EAST COBB CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 4616 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-565-0881 www.eccs.org Tuition: $5,808-$7,743 Grades: K-8 Students: 120 Principal: Teresa Staley

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

2450 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-971-2332 www.eastsidechristianschool. com Tuition: $6,310-$8,910 Grades: K-8 Students: 315 Head of School: Deb Knoblock

EATON ACADEMY

1000 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Roswell 30076 770-645-2673 www.EatonAcademy.org Tuition: $21,500-$22,500 Grades: K-12 Students: 130-150 President: Bridget EatonPartalis

EPSTEIN SCHOOL, THE

335 Colewood Way NW Sandy Springs 30328 404-250-5600 www.epsteinatlanta.org Tuition: $6,495-$21,800 Grades: Pre-K-8 Students: 500 Head of School: Dr. David Abusch-Magder

FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL 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

FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

10965 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-641-6816 www.fellowshipchristianschool. org Tuition: $3,789-$16,260 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: $16,520-$26,999 Grades: 3yrs-12 Students: 750 Head of School: Suzanna Jemsby

GARDEN SCHOOL OF MARIETTA, THE

4010 Canton Road Marietta 30066 770-765-2362 www.TheGardenMarietta.org Tuition: $3,700-$9,800 Grades: PreK - 8th Students: 72 Head of School: Jas Darland

GRACEPOINT SCHOOL

570 Piedmont Road Marietta 30066 678-709-6634 www.gracepointschool.org Tuition: $20,500 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: $1,990-$4,700 Grades: PK4-12 Students: 58 Academic Administrator: Carla Miller

HIGH MEADOWS SCHOOL 1055 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-993-2940 www.highmeadows.org Tuition: $6,350-$19,400 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 390 Head of School: Jay Underwood

HOLY INNOCENTS’ EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

805 Mount Vernon Highway NW Atlanta 30327 404-255-4026 www.hies.org Tuition: $10,540-$26,670 Grades: 3 yrs-12 Students: 1,375 Head of School: Paul Barton

HOLY SPIRIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL

>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: $2,705-$24,065 Grades: 6 mos-12 Students: 570 Head of School: Kyle M. Pietrantonio

HOMEGROWN LEARNING ACADEMY

1515 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 404-314-9019 www.homegrownlearning.org Tuition: $250/week Grades: K-5 Students: N/A Co-founders: Georgette Dobkin & Michelle Hession

HOWARD SCHOOL, THE

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

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JOHNSON FERRY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

955 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-784-5231 www.jfca.org Tuition: $3,900-$4,275 Grades: K-12 Students: 390 Head of School: Kimberly Maiocco

LOVETT SCHOOL, THE

4075 Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-3032 www.lovett.org Tuition: $23,430-$27,720 Grades: K-12 Students: 1,700 Headmaster: William S. Peebles IV

LYNDON ACADEMY

485 Toonigh Road Woodstock 30188 770-926-0166 www.lyndonacademy.org Tuition: $10,500-$16,000 Grades: PK-10 Students: 180 Headmaster: Linda Murdock

MARIST SCHOOL

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE Atlanta 30319 770-457-7201 www.marist.com Tuition: $18,930 Grades: 7-12 Students: 1,076 Principal: Fr. Joel Konzen, S.M. President: Fr. John H. Harhager, S.M.

MASTER’S ACADEMY ARTS & ACADEMICS

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

MILL SPRINGS ACADEMY

13660 New Providence Road Alpharetta 30004 770-360-1336 www.millsprings.org Tuition: $23,958 Grades: 1-12 Students: 350 Headmaster: Robert Moore

MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

1275 Stanley Road Kennesaw 30152 770-578-0182 www.mtparanschool.com Tuition: $3,599-$17,902 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 1,180 Headmaster: Dr. David Tilley

MOUNT VERNON PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL

471 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (Early Learning-6) 510 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (7-12) Atlanta 30328 404-252-3448 www.mountvernonschool.org Tuition: $8,235-$22,195 Grades: Early Learning-12 Students: 940 Head of School: Dr. J. Brett Jacobsen

MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

4385 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 (PreK-8) 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road Marietta 30062 (9-12) 770-971-0245 www.mtbethelchristian.org Tuition: $9,950-$14,430 Grades: K-12 Students: 650 Head of School: Jim R. Callis

NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

4500 Eagle Drive Kennesaw 30144 770-975-0252 www.ncchristian.org Tuition: $4,740-$15,315 Grades: K3-12 Students: 915 Head of School: Todd Clingman

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE PACE ACADEMY

966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-1345 www.paceacademy.org Tuition: $23,630-$27,225 Grades: Pre-First-12 Students: 1,105 Head of School: Frederick Assaf

PORTER ACADEMY

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

QUEEN OF ANGELS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

11340 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-518-1804 www.qaschool.org Tuition: $8,200 Grades: K-8 Students: 502 Principal: Dr. Jamie Arthur

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RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY

2001 Riverside Drive Gainesville 30501 770-532-6251 www.riversidemilitary.com Tuition: $16,225-$41,585 Grades: 7-12 Students: N/A President: COL William J. Gallagher, US Army (Ret)

SCHENCK SCHOOL, THE

282 Mt. Paran Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-252-2591 www.schenck.org Tuition: $23,550 Grades: K-6 Students: 250 Head of School: Josh Clark

SHILOH HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

260 Hawkins Store Road NE Kennesaw 30144 770-926-7729 www.shilohhills.com Tuition: $4,295-$8,595 Grades: K3-12 Students: 175 Principal: Terry Farrant

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

1618 Ben King Road Kennesaw 30144 770-419-8601 www.scsiena.org Tuition: $7,700 Grades: K-8 Students: 386 Principal: Sister Mary Jacinta, O.P.

ST. FRANCIS DAY SCHOOL

9375 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8257 www.saintfrancisschools.com Tuition: $14,000-$21,000 Grades: 1-8 Students: 450 Headmaster: Drew Buccellato Principals: Karen Harrison/ Kathleen Hasling

ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL

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

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL

81 Lacy Street Marietta 30060 770-428-3328 www.stjosephschool.org Tuition: $6,715 Grades: K-8 Students: 480 Principal: Patricia Allen

ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE SCHOOL

7171 Glenridge Drive NE Atlanta 30328 770-394-2880 www.saintjude.net Tuition: $8,595-$10,382 Grades: K-8 Students: 503 Principal: Patty Childs

ST. MARTIN’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta 30319 404-237-4260 www.stmartinschool.org Tuition: $14,250-$20,600 Grades: PreK3-8 Students: 615 Headmaster: Dr. Luis A. Ottley

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

2674 Johnson Road NE Atlanta 30345 404-636-3023 www.spx.org Tuition: $12,975-$14,475 Grades: 9-12 Students: 1,070 Head of School: Steve Spellman

STONEHAVEN SCHOOL, THE

505 Atlanta Street SE Marietta 30060 770-874-8885 www.stonehavenschool.org Tuition: $2,100-$9,800 Grades: K-8 Students: 103 Head of School: Brett Edwards

SWIFT SCHOOL, THE

300 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 678-205-4988 www.theswiftschool.org Tuition: $26,325-$27,250 Grades: 1-8 Students: 260 Head of School: Richard J. Wendlek

TRINITY SCHOOL

4301 Northside Parkway Atlanta 30327 404-231-8100 www.trinityatl.org Tuition: $17,250-$24,450 Grades: 3yrs-6 Students: 606 Head of School: Joseph Marshall

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WOOD ACRES SCHOOL, THE

700 Cobb Parkway North Marietta 30062 770-427-2689 www.thewalkerschool.org Tuition: $9,900-$22,770 Grades: Early learners-12 Students: 928 Head of School: Jack Hall 6751 Roswell Road Atlanta 30328 404-917-2500 www.weberschool.org Tuition: $27,500 Grades: 9-12 Students: 238 Head of School: Rabbi Edward Harwitz

WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS, THE

1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-355-8673 www.westminster.net Tuition: $24,220-$28,090 Grades: Pre-First-12 Students: N/A President: Keith Evans

1 Whitefield Drive SE Mableton 30126 678-305-3000 www.whitefieldacademy.com Tuition: $10,350-$22,620 Grades: PreK4-12 Students: 810 Headmaster: Dr. Kevin Bracher 1772 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 770-971-1880 www.woodacresschool.org Tuition: $4,500-$12,400 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 400 Head of School: Judy Thigpen

WOODWARD ACADEMY

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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EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ENSURE QUALITY SCHOOLS There are many local and national organizations that monitor public and private schools to ensure certain educational standards are met through an accreditation process. The following groups also set policies, research educational advancements and offer services to the educational communities both in Atlanta and in Georgia. The EAST COBBER presents some of these educational associations and organizations to help interested readers in their search—and research-for the best educational experience for their child. AdvancED www.advanc-ed.org The parent organization for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, AdvancED advances education excellence through accreditation and school improvement.

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) www.boardingschools.com This organization of 300 boarding school services the professional development needs of boarding schools and provides information to potential students and their families.

Partnering with homeschool families to provide excellence in fine arts and academics

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) www.acsi.org ACSI strives to enable Christian educators and schools worldwide to teach effectively using Christ-centered curricula and programs.

Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS) www.gacs.org Uses generally accepted indicators of quality, voluntary self-improvement and peer review to measure Christian schools.

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) www.ami-global.org Recognizes schools that strongly adhere to Montessori principles and practices.

Georgia Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children (GAPSEC) www.gapsec.org This state organization of independent schools for students with learning disabilities maintains a code of ethics and shares information about programs at member schools.

Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) www.aaais.org Although not an accrediting agency, AAAIS is an affiliation of independent schools and operates under analogous principles and a common code of ethics.

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) www.gisaschools.org An association of private, independent and parochial schools throughout the state whose mission is to advance excellence and collaboration among private, independent and parochial schools.

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) www.nais.org This association values and works to maintain the independent nature of each member school by promoting high standards of educational quality and ethical behavior.

Georgia Department of Education (DOE) www.gadoe.org A statewide, policy-driven organization governing the public school system of education in Georgia for grades K-12, the Georgia DOE operates under the direction of the state superintendent of schools.

Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) www.sacs.org Member schools meet research-based standards and maintain continuous school improvement and quality assurance.

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Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) www.sais.org Members meet quality standards, receive peer evaluation and implement a school plan focused on strategic improvement.

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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.

EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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 mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

OCTOBER 5

2019 Grant Program Informational Workshop. Cobb County Community Development Block Grant Program is hosting workshops for non-profit organizations seeking grant funding through Federal and State grant programs. 2pm. Free. East Cobb Public Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road. More Info: 770-528-1455 or info@cobbcountycdbg.com.

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The Rainmaker, a romantic comedy presented by Centerstage North. Friday and Saturdays: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Mountain View Arts Alliance benefit shows: October 20 & 21. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/tickets: 770-528-2320 or centerstagenorth.org.

OCTOBER 7

Oktoberfest presented by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. A day of fun and food for the whole family! Authentic German food and beverages, live polka music and dancing, craft and vendor fair, games, petting zoo, bingo and more! 10am-7pm. Free. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Marietta, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: htelcm.org/oktoberfest/oktoberfest.

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OCTOBER 11

AARP Smart Driver Course. The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Learn age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate. Check with your insurance agent about possible discount. Bring a lunch. 10:30am-5pm. $15/AARP members; $20/ non-members. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info and registration: Moya Hambridge 770-395-6110. Museum Mice Tour, “Etta Spies with Her Little Eyes.� 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.

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Fall Festival & Silent Auction. Eat and play games! Climb the rock wall, photo booth, and the hungry human hippo. Free parking and buses available. Shuttle to/from Chattahoochee Community College, Mountain View Campus @ Gordy Pkwy. Wristbands: $12 online; $15 at gate. Admission includes three attractions. Parent and children under 3 free. 6-8:30pm. Mt. View Elementary School, 3151 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info/ tickets: mountainviewpta.org,

Vivian: A Musical Ghost Story presented by Atlanta Lyric Theater. Dr. Cliff Bennett wanted a change of scenery for himself and his two daughters after the death of his wife, so he moved his family to a beautiful fixer upper in the countryside of California; but the changes they found were more than they bargained for. Vivian is a 90-minute musical ghost story that will leave you breathless. 8pm. Tickets: $25. Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square, 12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: atlantalyrictheatre.com. 10th Annual Girl’s Night Out sponsored by 10 Women of Hope. A special evening with some of your favorite retailers and artists, all in the spirit of raising funds for single moms who need a hand up. Light dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks available. 5-8pm. Tickets $25. The Brickyard at Marietta Station, 129 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 10womenofhope.org. 2019 Grant Program Informational Workshop. Cobb County Community Development Block Grant Program is hosting workshops for non-profit organizations seeking grant funding through Federal and State grant programs. 11am. Free. MUST Ministries, 1407 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta. More Info: 770-528-1455 or info@cobbcountycdbg.com.

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Cobb Executive Women Luncheon featuring Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD; Director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center. 11:15am-1pm, The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info/tickets: cobbchamber.org.

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16th Annual “Fall Into Crafts” Marketplace sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Women. Including over 40 exhibitors, silent auction, door prizes and food! Come shop for the upcoming holidays! Proceeds benefit the missions of the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. Friday 11am-6pm. Saturday 10am-4pm. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: fallintocrafts@comcast.net.

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OCTOBER 14

Mt. Zion Annual Preschool Bazaar. Sweet treats and great shopping all under one roof with handmade creations by over 30 local vendors. Raffle with great prizes. 9am-2pm. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-971-1478.

Casino Night Fundraiser benefitting Helping Hand Foundation. A fun night of casino gambling, delicious food, dancing, cash bar and bidding on incredible silent auction items! 100% of all proceeds will go toward helping local families in need. $50 per ticket. 7:30pm-midnight. Old Towne Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway NE, Marietta. More info: helpinghandfoundationga.org.

Eastminster Presbyterian Fall Festival. Crafts and games, bouncy houses, pony rides, petting zoo, mini putt-putt course, dunk tank, cake walk, face-painting, sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn, silent auction, bake sale, and book sale. Friday: noon-8pm (BBQ only); Saturday: 10am4pm. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.epres.org.

OCTOBER 13-15

Dracula presented by Georgia Metro Dance Theatre. A haunting performance featuring contemporary, modern and classical ballet. Friday and Saturday: 7:30pm, Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $15-$25. Earl Smith Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. Tickets at www.georgiametrodance.org.

7th Annual Atlanta JE Dunn Hammer Down 5k Run benefits Kidz2Leaders and the Feeding the Homeless Project. 5K walk/run: $25 with an 8:30am start; 1K Fun Run: $10 with a 9:30am start. JE Dunn Construction Company, 2555 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info: 678-987-2851 or hammerdownrun.com.

Fall Farm Days presented by Roswell Garden Club. Fun for the whole family featuring artisan exhibits and demonstrations of life on a 19th century farm. 11am-3pm. $5. Children under 12 Free. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. More Info: roswellgov.com/SmithPlantation.

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Made in America presented by Georgia Philharmonic. The Germans, French, and Italians don’t have a lock on great music! Hear some fantastic works by twentieth century American composers. 7pm. Tickets: $10 - $30. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info/tickets: georgiaphilharmonic.org.

OCTOBER 14-15

7th Annual International Fall Festival presented by St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church. Live music, delicious international food and bakery items, an outdoor market, vendors, church tours and fun activities for children. Saturday and Sunday: noon-5pm. Admission: $1. Children 12 and under free. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell 30075. More info: stmaryofegypt.org. Chalktoberfest presented by Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Enjoy an afternoon sampling craft beers, live music and watching professional Chalk Artists chalk the streets. Join in the non-professional and youth chalk competition and other fun and free activities. Free. 205 Lawrence Street NE, Marietta. More info: chalktoberfest.com.

OCTOBER 15

Harvest on the Hooch. A farm-to-table taste fest. 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. VIP Pre-Event $100. Adults: $45 in advance, $50 day of event; children: $15, 10 and under: free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

OCTOBER 15

Mt. Bethel Christian Preschool Fall Festival. Pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, games, food, and much, much more. Exciting silent auction and baskets will be on display. Everyone is welcome! Tickets may be purchased the day of the event. 10am-2 pm. Tickets: $1 each or 11 for $10. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Fairfield Parking Lot, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-547-5838 or mtbethel.org/event/ preschool-fall-festival. East Cobb Wine and Vine Market 26th Annual Silent Auction and Wine Testing presented by East Cobb Civitan Club and the Friends for the East Cobb Park benefitting East Cobb Park and Camp Big Heart as well as scholarships and other community projects. Sponsorships available. $25 must be 21 years old. 6-11pm. Olde Towne Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.eastcobbpark.org.

OCTOBER 19-21

12 Angry Jurors presented by Pope High School Drama Club. After a long trial, a jury must decide whether a 19-year-old man is guilty of murdering his father. The law requires a unanimous vote by all twelve jurors in order to pass judgment. A majority of the jury favors a guilty verdict, but one man stands alone. Come see the play and decide for yourself if there is reasonable doubt. $5 general admission, $10 VIP seating. Oct 19-20: 7pm. Oct 31: 3pm and 7pm. Pope High School Theater, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: popetheater.org.

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AARP Smart Driver Course. The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Learn age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate. Check with your insurance agent about possible discount. Bring a lunch. 9am-4 pm. $15/AARP members, $20/nonmembers. Chestnut Christian Church, 2663 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More Info and registration: Moya Hambridge, 770-395-6110.

Haunted Hustle, 1M/5K Run. Join the YMCA for a fun filled morning of family fun. Childcare opens at 8am. 1 mile walk: 7:30am. 5K Walk/Run: 8am. Registration forms available at East Cobb YMC and the Northeast Cobb YMCA. $30/ individual, $25/ team: join a team at the Y when you drop off your registration. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More Info: 770-569-9622.

2017 Southern Invitational Music Festival hosted by the Sprayberry High School 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/East Cobb. More info: southerninvitational.com.

Camp Good Grief a free day camp for children 5-17, who have experienced a loss. 9am-4pm. Free. The Land Retreat Center, 2135 East Cherokee Drive, Woodstock. More info: 770-218-1997 or hospiceangels.application.org. Fall Community Recycle Day. Recycle electronics, paint, metal and appliances, and paper documents. Additional fees for TVs, computer monitors and paint. Proceeds benefit Lassiter High School Band Booster Association. 9am-4pm. $10 suggested donation. Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: recycling@lbba.org.

From Darkness to Light presented by Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO). Joining the orchestra is special guest artist Stanislav Khristenko, winner of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition. The GSO Chorus will perform selections from Haydn’s Creation, conducted by GSO Chorus Director Bryan Black and featuring guest vocalists Arietha Lockhart, Nathan Munson, and Shawn Keswani. 8pm. Tickets: $10-$30. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/ tickets: georgiasymphony.org.

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Give Our Schools a Hand: Teachers of the Year Celebration. Join the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Marietta City, Cobb County and Postsecondary education Teachers of the Year. 11am-noon. Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Katie Guice at kguice@cobbchamber.org.

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Dead Band Running. A 5k raising funds for Pope High School marching band. 7pm. Mountain View Aquatic Center, 2650 Gordy Parkway, Marietta/East Cobb. To register: raceroster.com/events/2017/13304/dead-bandrunning-5k. More info: jodyneja@yahoo.com.

Haunt After Hours presented by the Cobb Chamber and the Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations. Local business professionals will have the opportunity to ride Superman Ultimate Flight, Sky Screamer, Blue Hawk, The Great American Scream Machine and Superman. Tickets include food, drinks, admission for select rides. 4:30-8pm. $20 online (ends October 22); $30 at the gate. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. More info: cobbafterhours.com. READing Paws. Come read to the library’s Reading dog! This one-on-one program for children in grades K-5 is designed to promote confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. Registration is required. 3:30-4:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb 30068. More info/To register: 770-509-2730.

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Cobb Library Book Sale includes books for all ages in both hardcover and paperback DVDs Books on CD and audiocassette and magazines. Prices range from 10 cents to $4. Proceeds will enable the library staff to purchase new materials, including books and DVDs. Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 1pm-5pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or cobbcat.org.

15th Annual Veterans Celebration Luncheon presented by Cobb County Republican Women’s Club. Keynote speaker: Sergeant Clint Van Winkle. All veterans, their families and patriotic Americans are welcome. Tickets: $20/military and veterans; $30/CCRWC members; $35/nonmembers. Hilton Marietta Conference Center, 300 Powder Spring Street, Marietta. More info: Dee Gay, 770-265-4949.

Hall of Fame Gala Black & Gold Sting Fling. Sprayberry High School Foundation invites you to the 2nd annual Gala with $5000 Raffle & Silent Auction. Ticket price includes entry for 2 guests, 2 drink tickets, Raffle ticket, Heavy hors d’oeuvres. $100. 6:30pm. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More Information: www.sprayberryfoundtion.org/gala.

OCTOBER 29

Sunday Funday presented by Wellstar East Cobb Health Park, bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy The LooSe ShoEs Band. Free. 4-6pm. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.eastcobbpark.org.

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OCTOBER 30

Lassiter Baseball Golf Tournament. Fundraiser for Lassiter Baseball. Sponsorships available. Individual player: $125, Foursome: $500, Alumni/Student: $100. Brookfield Country Club, 100 Willow Run Road, Roswell. More Info: www.lassiterbaseball.org.

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Dinner in the Dark presented by the North Cobb Lions Club. Experience what it’s like to eat dinner while being visually impaired or totally blind. Proceeds benefit Leader Dogs for the blind. 6-10pm. Tickets $50. Brookstone Golf & Country Club, 5708 Brookstone Drive NW, Acworth. More Info: Eileen Alberstadt, 678-581-3708. Wellstar Maternity & Baby Fair. Maternity and baby health information sessions and vendor booths. Four different session topics by medical professionals, door prizes and refreshments. 8:30am-2pm. Free. Wellstar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE. Marietta/East Cobb. More Info/Registration: 770-956-7827.

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The Flying Dutchman presented by the Atlanta Opera. All-new production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, featuring an internationally recognized cast and extraordinary visuals to present the old folktale in a new way. The opera will be performed in German with English supertitles. Tickets start at $35 (before tax). Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info/tickets: atlantaopera.org or 404-881-8885.

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HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

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

ACWORTH GHOST TOURS

Fridays and Saturdays starting October 1 through October 31 Acworth’s history and ghost stories are shared by a tour guide. Size of tour groups limited, purchase tickets in advance. 8pm. $15. Walking tour is 1.2 miles meet in front of Acworth City Hall, 4415 Senator Russell Avenue, Acworth. Tickets: www.AcworthGhostTours.com. More Info: 770-653-0756 or JimMagus@gmail.com. FRIGHT FEST Through October 31 It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including seven haunted mazes and five scare zones located throughout the park. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. For times and prices, visit www.sixflags.com/ overgeorgia/special-events/fright-fest-night.

ROSWELL GHOST TOURS

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. 610 Atlanta Street, Roswell. More info: roswellghosttour.com. 770-649-9922.

SCARY-ETTA

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. More info: ghostofmarrietta.com.

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PUMPKIN PATCH - EAST COBB UMC

October 2-31 Pumpkins of all sizes for sale. All proceeds from the patch support Boy Scout Troop 435. East Cobb UMC, 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.troop435.org.

PUMPKIN PATCH - MT. ZION UMC

October 2-31 Buy a pumpkin, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Patch opens October 2. Special event family movie night: October 21. 7:30 Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. 8:15 Hocus Pocus. Bring chairs or blanket, popcorn and lemonade provided. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionumc.org.

PUMPKIN PATCH - ST. ANDREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

October 5-31 St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 31st year. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for purchase. MondaySaturday: 9:30am-8pm. Sundays: noon-8pm. Closes at 6pm on Oct 31. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Highway, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or thepumpkinchurch.org.

FALL-O-WEEN

October 14 Carnival games, trick-or-treating, dance party, and costume contests. After sundown Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” will be shown. Bring a blanket or chairs. Concessions available. 5-9pm. Free. Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw. More info: www.kennesawparksandrec.com.

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HALLOWEEN HIKES

October 20-21 & 27-28 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 10pm. 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.

HARVESTFEST

October 21 HarvestFest 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. Arts and Crafts Festival: 9am-5pm. Touch-a-Truck: 10am2pm. Halloween Happenings: 1-5pm. More info: mariettaga.gov/212/HarvestFest.

HAUNTED THEATER: THE DOLLHOUSE

October 25-26 & 28-29 Pope High School Drama Club introduces Marie, a little girl who will guide guests around the dollhouse while introducing everyone to the dolls one by one…which dolls are friendly and which will cause trouble for the show? Only they know! 6-10pm. Tickets $5. Pope High School Theater, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta. More info: popetheater.org.

STRANDEMONIUM, JR.

October 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. 7-8:30pm. Admission is $10. The Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: earlsmithstrand.org.

OWL O’ WEEN

October 27-28 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: $14, Kids (3-12): $6, Under 3: free. Kennesaw State Sports & Recreation Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw. More info: owl-o-ween.com.

ACWORTH HALLOWEEN JAMBOOREE

October 28 Free hayrides and costume contests for different age groups. For a minimal charge, each child can participate in many different carnival type games and activities where they can win candy and prizes. 3-7pm. Logan Farm Park (in large field at administrative office entrance), 4762 Logan Road, Acworth. More info: www.acworthtourism.org/ event/halloween-jambooree.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT

October 29 Get excited for Sprayberry’s annual Trunk-or-Treat! Bring friends and family to participate in the fun. Candy, food trucks, raffles, games and more. Kids are welcome to come in costume. 4:30-7:30pm. $3 per child or 2 for $5. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: cobbk12.org/Sprayberry.

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October 31 Visit Powers Ferry United Methodist Church for free candy and fun! Wear your costume and enjoy a hot dog dinner. 6-7:30pm. 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: pfchildrensministry@gmail.com or 770-973-5271.

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PET OF THE MONTH: LEVI Submitted by Micah, Dustin and Jackson Moseley

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: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Age/ Gender: 4 year old Male Favorite Food: Starbucks Pupp-a-ccino Favorite Person: His Human Brother, Jackson Best Trick: We put Levi’s food in his bowl and say “Levi, Wait” until we give him the “okay” to go eat it. About a year ago, I put his food in his bowl and said “wait.” Completely forgetting to give him the OK, I went upstairs to shower and get ready for work. 20 minutes later I came downstairs and the poor little guy was still waiting beside his bowl (with a giant drool puddle—might I add), full of food for me to give him the OK. Talk about patient! Turn Ons: Chipmunks, Walks, the treat box, rawhide bones Turn Offs: Thunder, the vacuum cleaner and the mailman Favorite Toy: The Tennis Ball and his Kong filled with peanut butter Last Seen: Guarding our bird feeder from the pesky squirrels What Makes Your Pet So Special: Aside from the fact that Levi wouldn’t hurt a fly, he always makes it a point to greet our guests, is a wonderful brother to Jackson, adaptable to any environment, patient with young and restless, and with the elders. Levi brings joy to everyone’s day. He is truly a blessing and we couldn’t have asked for a better addition to our family.

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Scene from last year’s Atlanta Lab Rescue Road Race

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ince 2009, Atlanta Lab Rescue (ALR) has been rescuing Labrador Retrievers and Lab Mixes from overwhelmed shelters and abusive situations and placing them in secure, loving homes. Atlanta Lab Rescue averages 40-50 dogs in the program at any given time, and in their first seven years, they have rescued over 3,000 dogs.

To help underwrite their rescue efforts, ALR is holding its third Annual Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K on Sunday, November 20 at Jim Miller Park/Al Bishop Softball Complex, 1082 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. The 5k is the largest fundraiser for Atlanta Lab Rescue. The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K is open to the community, including: children, strollers and dogs! Yes, runners are encouraged to race with their dogs. Participating dogs should be accustomed to regular exercise, well adjusted to crowds and noisy environments with large numbers of people and other dogs. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the race and dogs must be on a leash at all times per Cobb County laws. To make this event enjoyable for all, participants must abide by the rules listed below: 1. Dog must be current on all shots and rabies vaccination. 2. Dog must wear an ID Tag.

3. No dogs in heat and no aggressive dogs. 4. Dog must be leashed (6 ft. max length) and in control. No retractable leashes please. 5. You must pick up after your dog. 6. A participant can have no more than two dogs under his or her control. Children must be at least 13 years old to participate with a dog without adult supervision. 7. Strollers are allowed in the race, but for the safety of our runners, they ask that anyone participating with a stroller to please start in the back. The link to sign up is runsignup.com/Race/GA/ Marietta/AtlantaLabRescue. The $30 early registration fee is good until October 16. After October 16 the race entry will go up to $40 and race day registration will be $40 for the 5K. Runsignup.com registration will close on October 15 at midnight. Additional information about the race is available at www.facebook.com/ALR5KFunRun. Can’t participate or volunteer, but still want to help? Consider donating to Atlanta Lab Rescue at www.atlantalabrescue.com.

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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 .......................................................

J. Christopher’s

>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

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>Asian Grill Teriyaki Madness is a fast casual Asian inspired restaurant serving Seattle-style Teriyaki. Guests enjoy made to order teriyaki dishes that are prepared with all natural fresh ingredients, with sauces made in-house. 2960 Shallowford Road Marietta 30066 Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 11am-8pm 770-693-2091 www.teriyakimadness.com

>Tex Mex Tin Lizzy’s is a taqueria known for its unique flavors and fresh margaritas. Come enjoy live music on the patio or watch your favorite game on the many flat screens! Taco Tuesdays: $2 taco menu after 2pm on Tuesdays. 4475 Roswell Road, #1510 Marietta 30062 Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight 770-609-2689 www.tinlizzyscantina.com

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>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

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>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.

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

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>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 .......................................................

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Restaurant Health Inspections The Environmental Health Division of the Cobb County Public Health permits and inspects all food service establishments located within the county. Inspection scores reflect compliance with minimum health standards only at the time of the inspection. The EAST COBBER pulled the scores from the most recent round of inspections of restaurants in East Cobb County. Grading scale: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, U=69 or less. A grade of New is for new restaurants or in case of a change of ownership.

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Aurelio’s Pizza, 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 22, Marietta 30068

9/14/17

90A

Bagelicious, 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 37, Marietta 30068

9/5/17

90A

8/25/17

90A

Barista’s, 4932 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

9/1/17

95A

Brewsters, 3595 Canton Road, Suite C-17, Marietta 30066-2658

9/7/17

100A

Cafe Hot Wing #8, 1153 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

9/6/17

91A

Jordan Lounge and Hookah Bar, 2755 Canton Road, Marietta 30066-5370

8/29/17

89B

Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, 3101 Roswell Road, Suite 104, Marietta 30062-5524

9/15/17

96A

Smoothie King #878, 1271 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068-2723

8/25/17

93A

Starbucks Coffee #8260, 1207 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

9/14/17

95A

Subway #46780, 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 301, Marietta 30066-7836

9/20/17

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Bamboo China Bistro, 4400 Roswell Road, Suite 154, Marietta 30062

Proudly serving East Cobb for 26 years!

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

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HEALTH & WELLNESS ACUPUNCTURIST Acupuncture and Wellness Center

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

Acupuncture and Injury

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

ANTI-AGING MEDICAL SERVICES Flowers Medical Group

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

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BARBER Shape and Shave Barber Shop

9020 Hwy 92 • Woodstock 30189 404-290-9267 • www.shapenshave.com Tues-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 9am-5pm Traditional barbering services include hot towel shaves, straight razor line ups, haircuts, beard and mustache trims.

CARDIOLOGY Sibley Heart Center

Katina Hunter 2835 Brandywine Road, Suite 400 • Atlanta 30341 770-488-9218 • www.choa.org/cardiology Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm Sibley Heart Center Cardiology is composed of more than 50 pediatric cardiologists providing comprehensive services for patients with acquired or congenital heart disease.

CHIROPRACTOR Lifeworks Chiropractic

2840 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 678-926-9300 • www.LifeworksATL.com Mon, Wed & Fri: 9am-6:30pm & Sat: 8-11am Do you feel as though you or your child have​fallen through the cracks? Have you seen multiple doctors with no results and still haven’t gotten to the root cause? If this is you, call Lifeworks Chiropractic today to set up your free consultation and start taking control of your health!

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Steve Anderson, Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) at the new Concord Pharmacy, Northside East Cobb Medical Center

A trip to the doctor is typically followed by a stop at a pharmacy. So when choosing a pharmacy, why not pick one that doctors prefer. Atlanta-based Concord Pharmacy is opening its 11th location in early October at the new Northside East Cobb Medical Center. Concord’s motto, “Fill it first at Concord” speaks to the convenience of its stores located inside medical centers. But more importantly, it speaks to why Concord is there: the centers’ practicing doctors support and endorse Concord’s proven and trusted record.

Three years ago, East Cobbers watched as the stores at Olde Towne Shopping Center closed their doors. Now sits the Northside/East Cobb Medical building, a 103,000 square foot medical center that offers health care services, including imaging, primary care, urgent care and other specialties. As plans for this development progressed, Concord Pharmacy Owner Mac McCord says the center’s building manager contacted him about opening a pharmacy to augment the services offered to the community. “Since 1979, we have always worked closely with physicians and essentially operate as an arm of their practices,” says McCord. “Our business model of placing stores in medical centers, coupled with our established reputation with doctors, made us the obvious choice for the new center.” East Cobb will be the newest location, with three more planned throughout the metro area in the near future. McCord relates that as a result of the close working relationships with physicians, Concord inventories medicines that the doctors in the respective centers prescribe both regularly and rarely. Additionally, the pharmacy is well known for its pharmaceutical compounding, which are medicines prepared from formulas that doctors prescribe and pharmacists prepare that fit the unique needs of an individual patient. Concord’s pharmacists also work closely with patients through counseling and follow-up when applicable. Concord Pharmacy is ready to join the East Cobb community, with Steve Anderson as Pharmacist in Charge (PIC). You can find the new store at 4800 Olde Towne Parkway, Suite 120, Marietta 30068 with hours of MondayFriday, 8:30am-5:30pm. Most all insurance plans are accepted, and various delivery options are available. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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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. 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!

Great Expressions Dental Center

3823 Roswell Road, Suite 205 • Marietta 30062 770-973-9275 • www.greatexpressions.com Provides access to affordable dental care without sacrificing quality or convenience for the entire family. In-network with most major insurance programs. If you don’t have dental insurance, you can enroll in the Smile Protection Plan or utilize CareCredit financing on many preventive and cosmetic dental procedures.

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. 4811 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 404-238-7276 • mysagedental.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Delivering quality pain-free dental care to patients with the commitment to lowering anxiety by offering state of the art equipment and private rooms. Sage Dental builds lifelong relationships with patients through mutual trust, authentic compassion and competent dentistry.

DERMATOLOGISTS Dermatology Consultants

1519 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-971-3376 • www.dermatologyconsultants.org Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Delivering excellent customer service and excellent dermatological care for the entire family. Their board-certified dermatologists utilize cutting-edge technology and equipment and strive to provide expert consultations to their patients.

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Milan Eye Center

3775 Roswell Road, Suite 150 • Marietta 30062 678-381-2020 • www.milaneyecenter.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Milan Eye Center provides quality ophthalmology care to help patients achieve better vision through various treatments. With five convenient locations, patients are able to schedule an appointment to treat conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, dry eye, oculoplastics, cosmetic, corneal transplant, and eye infections.

EXERCISE AND NUTRITION Lee Haney Personal Training Services

1950 Spectrum Circle, Suite 505 • Marietta 30067 678-303-4420 • flowersmedical.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Creates individualized exercise and nutrition programs to help manage age and increase physical function of the body. Programs that are created to stimulate not annihilate!

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Life Grocery

1453 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 • www.lifegrocery.com Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm; Sun: 11am-6pm Life Grocery and Café features a healthy selection of organic produce, nutritious foods, extensive supplements serving those with health challenges and dietary needs.

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Nia Pediatric Dentistry

1111 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 200 • Marietta 30068 770-479-9999 • www.NiaDentistry.com Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; Sat: by appointment Dr. Azi Nia is dedicated to providing excellent pediatric dental care and building confidence in her patients. Dr. Azi’s greatest goal is helping a child overcome their fear and anxiety, getting them to a point where they actually enjoy their appointments.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Amerejuve Medspa

>2476 Canton Road • Marietta 30066 770-966-2205 >4774 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-509-0000 • www.amerejuve.com Tues-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-5pm 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.

ORTHODONTISTS Braces Braces

1111 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30068 770-222-2322 • www.braces-braces.com Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm; Sat: by appointment Braces Braces strives to go above and beyond providing orthodontic services. They offer a variety of financial options that make orthodontic care as affordable as possible. You can even get affordable braces for as low as $50 a month, or receive multi-family member discounts.

Drs. Enoch and Lamei

2155 Post Oak Tritt Road, Suite 180 • Marietta 30062 770-977-0377 • www.TheSmileSolution.com Mon & Wed: 8am-5pm; Tues: 7:20-4pm; Thurs: 7:20-2pm Our orthodontic practice’s top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, modern and comfortable environment for children and adults.

Fitness Together

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

Studio 348 Personal Training for Women

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

PHARMACY Concord Pharmacy East Cobb

4800 Olde Towne Parkway • Marietta 30068 770-500-4541 • www.concordrx.net Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm Concord Pharmacy has served the Atlanta area for over 36 years and has 11 locations. Your well-being is their our top priority. They work closely with your physician to optimize your best health strategy and outcome.

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WORLD FAMOUS LEE HANEY BRINGS FITNESS TRAINING TO EAST COBB As we age, it’s easy to forget about our health and being active and fit. Eight-time Mr. Olympia Champion, Lee Haney is proof that getting older doesn’t mean that we can’t be in top physical condition. He earned bodybuilding’s most coveted award in 1984 at the age of 24 and continues his focus on helping others become physically strong and fit.

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Revered among his sports and fitness peers, Lee has personally trained and worked with athletes and celebrities like Evander Holyfield, Shawn Bradley, Gary Sheffield, Shannon Sharpe and comedian Steve Harvey. He has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and the International Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements. Known as the “trainer of champions,” Lee is bringing his fitness training philosophy to East Cobb. He still works with bodybuilders and guides other personal trainers, but his focus is on the average person who wants to be in better shape physically but doesn’t know the best way to do it.

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Lee’s program focuses on helping his clients improve in these five areas: overall strength, core stability, cardiovascular health, flexibility and nutrition. He writes exercise prescriptions in line with the functionality of that person. He looks at the person’s stamina, physical condition and their age. He then develops a personal fitness regimen that is best for them. For example, if a client has a bad knee, he finds ways to work around it by focusing on other exercises to help achieve their fitness goals. “I want to stimulate, not annihilate,” says Lee. “It’s important to improve functionality for the long haul.” He partnered with Flowers Medical Center for Anti-Aging and Metabolic Medicine, which shifts the emphasis from disease-driven medicine to an innovative, health-focused practice. The practice focuses on achieving optimal health and many times this includes physical activity. Lee has a personal training facility at their new location in Marietta.

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Lee is the author of three books, TotaLee Awesome, Ultimate Bodybuilding and Beyond the Pump: A Personal Testimony and is finishing up his fourth one, which focuses on managing age through functional exercise and nutrition. Additionally, he hosts Lee Haney’s Physique and Fitness Games, a family fitness event, which doubles as a charity fundraiser and draws competitors from around the world. Lee continues to be motivated by the success of his clients. “I’m a veteran, wife, mom and cancer survivor. When I met Lee two years ago, I was at a very sick point in my life, and my weight was down to 90 lbs. We worked very hard so that I could gain weight and strength. I had to have three surgeries at the beginning of the year, and my doctor said that if I hadn’t had muscle mass from working out, I wouldn’t have made it. Today, I’m at a healthy weight, and I feel better than ever. I couldn’t believe exercise could make such a difference in my life. In fact, it saved it,” shares Renee Casey, one of Lee’s clients.

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“It’s amazing what you can do with a body when you know what you’re doing,” says Lee. It’s never too late to get started. If you want to look and feel your best, contact www.flowersmedical.com or call 678-303-4420. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.

• Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

• Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.

• On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast

cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.

• Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation

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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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reast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States and in Georgia. Every three minutes a woman is

diagnosed with breast cancer. Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer. One out of eight women will develop cancer during their lifetime. In Georgia, approximately 6,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and more than 1,000 women lose their lives to breast cancer annually. “The numbers are staggering but the good news is routine screening can prevent 15 to 30 percent of deaths from breast cancer among women 40 years old and up,” said Dawn Krahwinkel, Registered Nurse and Outreach Coordinator for BreasTest & More Program at Cobb & Douglas Public Health. “When diagnosed and treated at an early stage the five-year survival rate is 97 percent,” she said. To help reduce the impact of breast and cervical cancer in Georgia, the Cobb & Douglas Public Health provides breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic services and referral to treatment as medically indicated to uninsured women residing in Georgia. Cobb & Douglas Public Health wants to remind all women to practice good breast health and encourage them to contact their doctors for an appointment. For those who cannot afford a physician, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is available at the health department. The BCCP is designed to increase awareness of breast and cervical cancer and serve low income women who are uninsured or under-insured through screenings. The program provides clinical breast and pelvic exams, pap tests, mammogram referrals, and diagnostic services to eligible women between the ages of 40-64 years of age. For more information, please call 770-514-2314. www.eastcobber.com

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SENIORS

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. Dementia 24/7 Simulation Training Wednesday, October 4 | 10:30am-12pm Free; Registration required This session guides one through the challenges faced by a person living with dementia. Tupperware Bingo Friday, October 6 | 10-11:30am Free; Registration required Our local Tupperware Star Director, MaryAnn Medford, will bring the prizes and share some kitchen tips, too. She will also be making some easy salsa to enjoy. Dine-a-Round Wednesday, October 11 | 11am-1:30pm. Separate checks; Registration required. Lunch at Teriyaki Madness in Sandy Plains Centre East Cobb Fundraiser Wednesday, October 11 | 11am-6pm Teriyaki Madness in Sandy Plains Centre East Cobb: all the proceeds go to the East Cobb Senior Center. Pretty Skin for Holidays Friday, October 13 | 10-11am Free; Registration required Fall Beauty Seminar with Laura from Walgreens. Hear about the latest beauty trends and update your makeup, and skincare routine for all of the special occasions this season.

How to Reduce Back Pain without Medication and Surgery Wednesday, October 18 | 10-11:30am Free; Registration required Learn the anatomy and biomechanics of the back, common injuries that can lead to pain, and how to treat back pain. Learn nine ways to reduce your back pain without drugs or surgery. The C-Word: Cancer Prevention Thursday, October 19 | 10:30-11:30am Free; Registration required Learn about the different types of cancer and how their cells affect your body to take some of the fear out of the C-word. Oral Health Friday, October 27 | 10-11am Free; Registration required Maintaining good oral health is one of the smartest things you can do for your body. This seminar teaches about: dry mouth, treatment options for missing teeth and healthy gums. AARP Smart Driver Thursday, October 26 | 9am-4pm $15 AARP members / $20 Non-members The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Learn age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate. Check with your insurance agent about possible discount. Bring a lunch.

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POP UP TAI CHI FOR SENIORS WINS NATIONAL AWARD

ou might have heard of the “pop up” restaurant trend, but what about Pop Up Tai Chi? Cobb County Senior Services used this free and innovative idea to break down barriers around exercise and the generations. On August 14th, 80 members of the community gathered at Hyde Farm Park on a beautiful sunny morning. Their goal? To promote a falls prevention method that is easily adaptable and accessible to everyone. A certified Tai Chi instructor led the group through a 40 minute demonstration that was energizing for all ages. “This program broke the boundaries on what aging should look like,” says Tara Vroman, Fitness Education Specialist. “The average age was above 55, but we had

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community members of all ages. A young mother and her daughter even signed up, and they were taken aback by the sheer mass and active ability of the aging community surrounding them.” Pop Up Tai Chi opened the door for intergenerational physical activity to promote a healthy community for all residents of Cobb County. Editor’s Note: Cobb Senior Services entered this event and photo in National Council on Aging’s 2017 Falls Free® Photo Contest. Over 40 photos were entered, and competition was extremely tight. The winning photos and stories depict older adults participating in falls prevention programs around the country. Cobb Senior Services won second place in this contest.

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East Cobb Valedictorians PAGE 10 | Father of the Year PAGE 8 | Dog Days Race PAGE 20

Take Me Out to the Ball Game PAGE 34 | Cobb Parks Coalition PAGE 62

Pet of the Month PAGE 44 | Weight Loss Winner PAGE 58 | Candidates Forums PAGE 66

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Fourth of July Festivities PAGE 24 | Local Election Results PAGE 26

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CLUB CALENDAR AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of the 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. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: cobbcounty-ga.aauw.net. American Needlepoint Guild. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Tiny Stitches, 2520 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-394-0065. Anne Hathaway Garden Club. 3rd 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.

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Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy League. 2nd Tuesday of the 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.

Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm at their Clubhouse, 516 West Atlanta Street, Marietta 30060. More info: www.cobbcountymineral.org. Cobb County Genealogical Society. 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbgagensoc.org or ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org. Cobb County Republican Women. 4th Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org. Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. 2nd Thursday of the month. 11:30am. Luncheon reservations required. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.cmrea.org Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. First and 3rd Monday of the month. 7-9pm. American Business Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, 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 the 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. 3rd Tuesday of the 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 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. 4th 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 Jewish Networking Group. Every Wednesday. 7:30am. Sugar Benders Bakery, 255 Village Parkway, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Vic Anapolle 404-432-0626 or vicanapolle@aol.com. East Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every Wednesday evening. 7pm. Paradise South of the Border, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or edwardjohnsjewelers@yahoo.com. East Cobb Lions Club. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Powers Ferry UMC, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow, 770-955-6914. East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings, 11am. If you are 50 or older, play a musical instrument and have been looking for a great place to make music, come join! To learn more go to: ecnhb.com or email webmaster@ ecnhb.com. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: eastcobbrotary.com. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-420-3820. Georgia Nature Photographers Assoc. 3rd 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. 3rd 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. 3rd Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm.  Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info:  Al Heflin, 404-317-5201. 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 First 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: 770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org.

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SUPPORT GROUPS A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@comcast.net. Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483. Alzheimer’s/Caregiver Support Group Meeting. First Monday of each month. 10:30am. Open to family members who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Free respite care is provided for your loved one while we meet. Aloha to Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info or to RSVP: 770-722-7641. Anxiety Anonymous for people who suffer from anxiety, meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. Cobb County Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-633-1023 or galinabannova@gmail.com A.W.A.K.E. Program stands for “Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic.” A support group for adults who have sleep apnea, their family members and friends, and anyone interested in learning more about sleep apnea. First Thursday of the month. 5:30-7pm. WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-644-1755. Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, jenniferworrell@ bellsouth.net or www.bwiofatlant.org. Bereavement Support. Every Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Career Transition. 3rd Monday of the month. 6:30pm. Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Lee Pence, 770-428-9350, or Bob Sabin 770-795-9084, or visit www.fpcmarietta.org Caregiver Support Group. First Monday of the month. 6-7pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420 or ACaudell@arborcompany.com. Caregiver Support Group. 2nd Thursday of the month, 12-1pm. Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or eharres@ peterandpaul.org

Child Sexual Abuse East Cobb support group for male and female victims of child sexual abuse & exploitation provided by VOICE Today. First and 3rd Monday of every month. 7pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Room 356, Marietta. More info: 678-578-4888 or info@voicetoday.org.

Emotions Anonymous. A fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building, Roswell. More info: 770-330-1991.

Compassionate Friends. First Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Assists bereaved families following the death of a child of any age and from any cause. First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street NE, Marietta. More info: Ria 770-973-4921 or www.tcfmarietta.org.

Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465.

Depression/Bipolar Support Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 339, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorce Care. 13-week course beginning the 3rd Wednesday of August, 6:30-8pm. Open to all ages. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday of the month, 7-8:30pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.visionsanew.org. Divorce Support Groups Adults and M/HS Students. All or welcome. Every Wednesday through May 10. 6:20-8pm. Mt. Bethel UMC, Room B111, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Closed CCSD Winter and Spring breaks. Free with free childcare. For more information, registering, or counseling: call Judith Reichenbach, Licensed Counselor at 770-597-9882 or email jmr.lpc@gmail.com. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks-12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390. East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parental Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (Room B109) 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie Suttle, 404-368-9394, east-cobb@chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300.

Fractured Families for Parents Estranged from their Children. 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. 6:30pm. Call for location. More info: Sandy, 404-446-6093. Georgia Parkinson’s Association. Parkinson’s Support Group Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. 1pm. Northside Hospital Cherokee Education Building, 130-B Oakside Court, Canton. More info: James Trussell, 706-413-3264 or james@gaparkinsons.org Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Support Group. Every Wednesday. 6:30-8:30pm from mid-Fall to mid-Spring. An educational grief support group facilitated by two nationally recognized grief experts, a licensed clinical psychologist and an ordained pastor. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.mtbethel.org/support. Grief Support Group. 3rd Thursday of the month. 7pm. Unity North, 4255 Sandy Plains Road. More info: Kathy Kelcourse, kathzkel@yahoo.com. Grief Share. 13-week program beginning the 3rd Monday of August from 7-9pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent and Significant Others). For Jewish members of 12 Step groups. 7-8pm. First and 3rd Tuesdays of the month except on Jewish holidays. Congregation Etz Chaim, in the library, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-928-2523 or teshuva@aol.com. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Wednesday except holidays. 11am. Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959.

Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms – new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers, and older kids. 770-956-0318 or 678-357-3661. Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.themotherscircle.org. Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS). Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place where moms can come to build friendships and receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@gmail.com.  Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. 2nd and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchildministries.org. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. 2nd Sunday each month. 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Building A, Roswell. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915. Spousal Support Group. 3rd Thursday of the month. 12-1pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420 or ACaudell@arborcompany.com. Veteran’s Information Referral Office (VIRO). Free help and information for all veterans with VA Disability, VA Healthcare, Employment and Counseling. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. First and 4th Saturday of the month, 11am2pm. American Legion, Post 29, 921 Gresham Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-427-5900. Widowed Helping Others (WHO). Dinner social. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 6pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Nolan Hall, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: St. Ann’s Pastoral Care, 770-552-6400 ext. 6018.

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