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PUBLISHER’S NOTE As summer comes to an end and kids start heading back to school, the discussion among friends often turns to, “What did you do this summer?” Teachers usually design a writing assignment around the same topic. Summer memories come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. Many East Cobbers take a week long family vacation, or maybe you lounged around the pool with neighborhood friends or were busy with a travel baseball league. Well, this summer, I decided to run for political office. From May 24 until July 31, I ran for State Representative-House District 45, which covers most of East Cobb. So, instead of heading down to Florida this summer, I, (and my family) spent the summer fundraising, walking neighborhoods, and attending events. I wish I had better news to report but I lost to the incumbent. But what an incredible experience! There are a lot of people that complain about government and lament that the only people holding office, from the local level to the national, are a bunch of corrupt bums. But it will stay that way if we, the people, confine our political activity to ranting on the couch. By running for political office, I took a stand and had my voice and other neighbors’ voices heard. While being a candidate was physically and mentally challenging, it was also a personally rewarding experience. Regardless of the outcome, I am extremely proud of what was accomplished. Against all odds, a political outsider–a mother of 3 with a small business, I ran on a message that our representation at the state house should be better and our state rep should serve the people, and not the lobbyists or the good ole boys at the State House. Let’s hope the incumbent hears our voices and concerns and begins to serve our exceptional community in the manner in which it deserves. Life is too short, and time is too precious to dwell on what might have been. And that is why I will continue to work my heart out for a better East Cobb, maybe not as a State Representative, but as editor and publisher of the EAST COBBER magazine.

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The group recently hosted its 7th annual Dog Days Run, a 5K run and 1 mile walk, held in August on Johnson Ferry Road. More than 740 runners participated in the race this year, and the money they raise goes to local charities like Cobb Family Resources, WellStar Community Hospice, Camp Kudzu for Juvenile Diabetes, Camp Hope, Camp Sunshine for children with cancer and Canine Assistance. Member volunteers also present AIDS Awareness programs at local high schools and mentor elementary school students.

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We’re All In This Together By Anita Hagins Jones, Co-President, East Cobb County Council of PTAs

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Bonnie Bassett, Dr. Jeff Pipe, Stace Huff, Mary Breshears, Jason Peters and Beverly Elliott. With the lazy days of summer a distant memory, the rush of fall activities and preparation for upcoming holidays can push more than just daily schedules to the breaking point. “As our calendars fill up and our resources get stretched, we tend to neglect our own emotional and spiritual needs. East Cobb is a wonderful place to live, but it is marked by a driven and success-oriented culture. Pressing to get the best for ourselves and our families, we often allow the busyness to separate us from those very persons for whom we are striving to care,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Pipe, President of Tapestry. Relationships are something that the caring counselors at Tapestry Psychological Associates understand. They are here to walk through the challenges of life with their clients, as well as help them strengthen their marriages and families. “Everyone has stuff to work though, and I wanted to make Tapestry a place where people could feel safe enough to talk about the important stuff,” shares Dr. Pipe, “That’s what Tapestry is: a place to work through the hard stuff.” Located on the Marietta Square, the highly trained staff of therapists provide an oasis of care and integrity for those they serve. With individual specialties encompassing a variety of emotional, relational, and behavioral difficulties, they are well-qualified to meet the needs of couples, families and individuals of all ages. “If you are struggling emotionally, or having family problems, I hope you will get in touch with us,” says Dr. Pipe. “It would be an honor to be a part of the tapestry of your life.” Tapestry Psychological Associates is located in Suite 350 of the Brumby Building at 127 Church Street. For more information, visit www.tapestryassociates.com or call 770-425-8275.

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2012-13 Cobb County Teachers of the Year Announced For Each Academic Level With more than 9,000 outstanding educators in the Cobb County School District, it has become an annual tradition to recognize a Teacher of the Year for each academic level and to give the district-wide honor to one of those three unique teachers. The District announced Mrs. Carolyn Davis of Riverside Intermediate School,and two East Cobb teachers: Dr. Richard Kaht of Dickerson Middle School and Mrs. Beth Morgan of Lassiter High School as the 2012-2013 Cobb County Teachers of the Year! Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa made the surprise announcements during each school’s first faculty meeting of the year on Friday, August 10. Dickerson Middle School’s Dr. Richard Kaht aims to get his students excited about exploring science, using humor and hands-on reinforcement. Dr. Kaht said, “If students do not enjoy my Life Science class, it will be that much harder for them to learn the material and take ownership in the concepts.” For example, after discussing Gregor Mendel’s study of genetics by growing peas, students grew their ss Dr. Richard Kaht own peas in the classroom. “I try to not only teach a subject, but also present skills of learning and the idea that they can be successful and accomplish great things.” During the 2011-2012 school year, Dr. Kaht started Dickerson’s FTC Robotics Club for students as a fun, extracurricular extension of the science concepts covered during class time. In its first year, the team competed against teams of high school students and earned two top ten finishes. Since joining Dickerson in 1999, Dr. Kaht has participated in the DMS Leadership Team, helped implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention program and collaborated with other science teachers to improve instruction throughout Cobb County. find us on

Beth Morgan purposefully repeats two maxims for her students at Lassiter High: “Just think,” and “‘Why?’ is the most important question.” Those simple statements have also driven Mrs. Morgan over the course of her own education and throughout her 26-year teaching career. “My overarching goal is to teach students to live their lives with ferocious attentiveness. If I can convince them to apply this ss Beth Morgan attentiveness consistently to their lives then as a direct result they will think more deeply and make better choices,” said Morgan. Mrs. Morgan instructs a variety of language and humanities courses at Lassiter, including 9th and 10th grade English, British Literature, AP Language and Composition and a film class for gifted students. Her classroom experience has led her to become a teacher leader and trainer, as well. The Georgia Department of Education selected Beth to share best practices for Advanced Placement instruction with other Georgia educators and she has led a variety of local professional development workshops for her fellow Cobb County teachers. Morgan also coordinates the Renaissance program for the school, celebrating and promoting academic achievement and community service. “I want to set the example of getting involved for the kids to see,” said NO Listing Commission EVER! Mrs. Morgan. 4 FLAT FEE Programs $495 to $895 school The faculty members at each Cobb County Sell Your Home Like A Top Agent! select their own Teacher of the Year, who may then submit $ave Thou$and$ in Commi$$ion! Full Broker Support to Help You! applia written application for the district-wide honor. Each BeardedBanker.com Qualifies Buyers! cation is read and rated independently by a committee of Our Attorney’s Get You to the Closing! Advertised on over 100+ Websites administrators. The highest-rated applicants from elemenForSaleByOwnerGeorgia.com tary, middle, and high schools are named Teachers of the Year. The District Teacher of the Year is chosen from among the three finalists following a comprehensive interview process. The winner will be announced in October.

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Cresco Montessori School Celebrates 10 Years of Exceptional Education in East Cobb

The students at Cresco Montessori School love to learn, and their enthusiasm is contagious. As the school celebrates its 10th anniversary, the staff at Cresco are excited to begin another school year with familiar and new faces.

phy and successful results of the Montessori education method, she decided to turn her center into a Montessori School.

Cresco is derived from a Latin word meaning “to grow, increase or expand,” and it’s the perfect name for a school whose focus is helping children learn and grow; staff continue professional and career growth and entrepreneur- minded professionals fulfill their dreams of business ownership. Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, developed the Montessori education philosophy after studying how children learn. She determined that children learn better when they can move freely in the classroom, select their learning activity and progress on their own level. The basic tenet of Montessori education is that a child learns best in a supportive environment through exploration, discovery and creativity. Each Montessori classroom is prepared with a range of materials to allow children to progress through the curriculum as their skills develop. In fact, the classrooms intentionally include a mix of ages, so that younger children can learn from older children, and the older children develop leadership skills and confidence. “I firmly believe my own children and the children in our schools have benefited from a Montessori education,” says Ms. Li, executive director of Cresco Montessori School. “We are preparing future leaders through our school, and I encourage parents to visit and see the difference for themselves.” In 2002, Ms. Li and her husband, Dr. Ling, were both working professionals raising two toddlers. The couple believed an educational environment would be best for their children, so they purchased Creative Child Care Center. Because of their high expectations, they soon became dissatisfied with the childcare center’s curriculum. Ms. Li decided to find the best educational program in the world for young children. After researching the philosowww.eastcobber.com

Today, Cresco Montessori School is a GAC certified private school, a full-service childcare center and a learning center. In addition to the East Cobb location, they also serve families in Buford, Johns Creek and Woodstock. Cresco Montessori School is open from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm for children from 6 weeks old to 6 years old. Students can attend for a half day, school day or full day. Cresco Montessori offers free Georgia Pre-K, scholarships and a GA Tax Redirection Program. The school also provides an afterschool and summer camp program, as well as a variety of after school activities. A focus on family is an important component of the school. Each year, Cresco Montessori hosts fall flings and spring carnivals for students, parents and siblings to enjoy. “The past 10 years have truly been a blessing,” says Ms. Li. “I would like to give thanks to all the families we have served and are now serving, and I want to thank the wonderful staff that have contributed to our success.” Cresco now offers franchise opportunities to help professionals start up their own educational business. Ms. Li thinks it’s a great opportunity for working parents to spend more time with their own children while growing their business. Additionally, she believes it’s the perfect option for childcare center owners who want to improve the quality of their education. “By operating a Montessori school, you expose your own children, as well as other children in your community to an amazing results- proven, classic learning experience.” says Ms. Li. To find out more about the school or franchise opportunities, please email info@crescomontessori.com, visit Crescomontessori.com or call 770-992-8031. The Cresco Montessori School-Marietta campus is located at 3001 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta (across from the Wal-Mart).

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September 15: A Day for East Cobbers To Celebrate

The 17th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 15. The day’s festivities will be kicked off by the EAST COBBER Parade at 10am. The annual parade aims to build a sense of community and reinforce East Cobb County’s status as one of the best places to live in the metro Atlanta area. Floats, high school marching bands and a cornucopia of East Cobb groups will march down the one-mile parade route. Starting at 10am, the parade participants will march from Mount Bethel Elementary School’s parking lot, travel south on Johnson Ferry Road, and then turn into the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center.

to showcase everything from jewelry to local schools to books. East Cobb kids will have plenty to do at the EAST COBBER Festival from getting their face painted to taking a chance at a carnival game to hopping in a moonwalk. Festival goers will also be treated to food from East Cobb restaurants and civic clubs.

Immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade, at approximately 11am, the EAST COBBER Festival will be held in the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center (736 Johnson Ferry Road) parking lot. The Festival offers East Cobb County residents an opportunity to come together and enjoy an afternoon of local entertainment, carnival games and good food. Booths will be set up

Come be a part of this very special, old-fashioned celebration – the 17th annual EAST COBBER Parade and Festival. Good food, vendors and entertainment make it a great event for the whole family. If you are interested in marching in the Parade, renting a booth or performing on the Festival stage, call the EAST COBBER at 770-640-7070 or visit www.eastcobber.com.

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Johnson Ferry Road (between Lower Roswell Road and Upper Roswell Road) will be closed 9:45am to 11:30am to allow 2,000 parade participants and 100 entries to march in the 17th Annual EAST COBBER Parade.

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The EAST COBBER Parade will be staged at Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot (1210 Johnson Ferry Road). Beginning at 10am, parade participants will march south on Johnson Ferry Road, and then, after about one mile, turn into the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center, 736 Johnson Ferry Road. As a safety measure, the Cobb County Police Department will shut down Johnson Ferry Road – both northbound and southbound lanes – from Roswell Road to Lower Roswell Road. This stretch of Johnson Ferry Road will be closed to traffic from 11:15am to 11:30am. Princeton Lakes Drive will also be closed from 8am to 10:30am. Woodlawn Road will be not be closed – but traffic will be affected. Cobb County Department of Transportation will be setting up road detours at the intersections of Indian Hills Parkway & Upper Roswell Road and Indian Hills Parkway & Lower Roswell Road. Road detours will also be set up at the intersections of Timber Ridge Road & Upper Roswell Road and Timber Ridge Road & Lower Roswell Road.

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Road Closure Reminder On Saturday, September 15, Johnson Ferry Road — Northbound & Southbound lanes—between Lower Roswell Road & Upper Roswell Road will be closed to traffic 9:45am to 11:30am for the 17th annual EAST COBBER Parade. Woodlawn Road will not be closed - but traffic will be affected. Princeton Lakes Drive will be closed off at 8am for the parade staging area, which is at Mt. Bethel Elementary School, 1210 Johnson Ferry Road.

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EAST COBBER Parade Participants (in order of appearance)

McEachern High School NJROTC

Girl Scout Troop 11423

Cub Scout Pack 121

Mt. Bethel Elementary School

Cobb County Board of Commissioners

Everything Computers

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services

Sope Creek Elementary School


Cub Scout Pack 797

EAST COBBER Mother of the Year

League of Women Voters of Marietta-Cobb

EAST COBBER Father of the Year

Dance Stop

State Rep. Sharon Cooper

Atria Johnson Ferry

Dickerson Middle School

Faith Lutheran Church & School


Abbadabba’s East Cobb

The Band Marching Unit

Murdock Elementary School

Congressman Tom Price

East Cobb Lions

Mellow Mushroom - Olde Towne

Hightower Trail PTSA

Rotary Club of East Cobb

Pope High School Teacher of the Year

Angela Reign

Pope High School Marching Band

Corrigan Care

Dodgen Middle School

East Cobb Middle School

Pope Theater Booster Club

Wheeler High School

Eastside Christian School

Wheeler High School Wildcat Pride Marching Band

Just Fences

Sedalia Park Elementary School

Twilight Twirlers of Marietta

Brumby Elementary School


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Cobb &North Fulton Chapter)

Cub Scout Pack 770

Powers Ferry Elementary School

Tritt Elementary School

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Service Unit 742, Redbud

East Valley Elementary School

Jeff Kazanow for Congress

Wheeler Jr. Wildcats Cheerleading

Backyard Chickens Alliance of Cobb County

Mosquito Squad of Marietta

Get in Shape for Women

Kincaid Elementary School

Junior League of Cobb-Marietta

Nutrition House Lifestyle Store

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy

Timber Ridge Elementary School

LGE Community Credit Union

Girls Scout Troop 2122

Cobb County Republican Party

Walton Robotics Team

Good Mews Animal Foundation

C2 Education

Powers Ferry United Methodist Church

Walton Jr. Raider Cheer

Arrow Exterminators

Houston Hall Publishing


Girl Scouts - Chattahoochee Service Unit

East Cobb Dentistry for Kids

East Side Elementary School

Cub Scout Pack 795

Harry Norman Realtors

Joyful Noise Homeschool Band

Walton High School

Rocky Mount Elementary School

Walton High School Band Mt. Bethel Unicycle Club 16 September 2012

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EAST COBBER Festival Exhibitors Tent C

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Atria Johnson Ferry Cobb County Commission on Children and Youth Cobb County Republican Women’s Club Crist Roofing & Construction East Cobb Dentistry for Kids East Cobb Jazzercise Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation Houston Hall Publishing Modern Woodmen Riverside Military Academy Safeco Insurance Company Sprayberry High School Cheerleading


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Avon The Bar Method Corrigan Care Delta Community Credit Union East Cobb United Methodist Church East Cobb Wellness Center Georgia Family Law Haven the Dog Spot Innovative Orthodontics Junior League of Cobb-Marietta Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Walton High School Habitat for Humanity

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The Avenue East Cobb Backyard Chickens Alliance C2 Education Dog School 101 East Cobb Business Association Eye Level Floss Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Potted Perfections

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AuPair Care B4K-Marietta BB&T The Bar Method Hot Dogs Cool Cats Jens Jewels League of Women Voters LGE Community Credit Union Moohan Martial Arts Museum of History & Holocaust Education The Peanut Lady Walton Robotics Workout Anytime

Special Exhibitors

AAA Arrow Exterminators Atlanta Swim Academy Cobb County Republican Party Everything Computers Georgia Aquarium Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Liberty Mutual Insurance Mary Kay Cosmetics Mediaology Mosquito Squad North Atlanta Spine & Pain LLC Pope HS Habitat for Humanity Pro Painting & Remodeling Omega Learning Center Tupperware Whole Foods Market

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EAST COBBER Festival Entertainment Schedule 11:15 – 11:20 AM

12:50 – 1:10PM



Nominee-Best Female Country Artist of the Year in Georgia

Performing country, pop and rock songs

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM

Angela Reign Band

1:15 – 1:25PM

Family-friendly concert of popular country songs

MOOHAN MARTIAL ARTS Demonstrating martial art techniques, forms and board breaking

12:15 – 12:35 PM

DANCE STOP COMPANY Performing a variety of dances including jazz, tap and ballet 12:40 – 12:45 PM

SHALLOWFORD FALLS – FOXTROTTERS 5th grade dance group from Shallowford Falls Elementary School



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THE LOOSE SHOES BAND Performing a variety of music from rock to older favorites

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The LooSe ShoEs Band Fine-Tunes Community Involvement a rhythmic marvel who is a full-time drummer and musical instructor. An interesting bit of band trivia: Dana and Martin have been playing music together since seventh grade. LooSe ShoEs even has a roadie, Ivy Bliss, who faithfully helps set up and take down equipment and lends a hand when needed. Spanning from the late ‘60s to current tunes, the band’s repertoire includes blues, rock ‘n roll, reggae, swing, folk, and pop music. The Cushenans are active in their community despite busy schedules. LooSe ShoEs shares its music at many charitable events, such as Special Olympics, Run for Autism, Tour de Pink, and Diabetes Run for the Cure. “We want our community to be successful,” says Pam. “We like to invest ourselves in each venue or event to add to that success.”

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It all began when two musicians, Ric and Pam Cushenan, met in Smyrna and started jamming together on their guitars more than 10 years ago. Today The LooSe ShoEs Band boasts five members who perform at clubs, weddings, business events, and many other venues in the metro area as well as throughout the state. You can find them playing at two favorite East Cobb locations, Keegan’s Pub and Chicago’s, and, not too far away, at The Roswell Tap in Roswell. Married and living in East Cobb, the Cushenans are busy people. Business owners and an educator by day and musicians by night (and weekends), they create a fun and exciting atmosphere wherever and whenever they perform. Other band members are Big Al Robinson, who plays harmonica and adds a cool jazz/blues feel to the band; Dana McCarthy, who plays bass with vocals and has been a touring musician since the late ‘60s; and Martin Abbott,

Furthering its community involvement, The LooSe ShoEs Band will perform during the EAST COBBER Festival on September 15. You can hear this amazing band from 2:15 to 3pm at the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center located near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Lower Roswell Roads. When asked what keeps them performing, Pam answers, “I love the energy created when, through music, you become part of people’s lives. You help them have an incredible experience.” Ric agrees, “It’s fun to see people enjoying themselves, singing along and dancing to the music. Being interactive with your audience is more than fun. When that happens, I can play all night.” If you are interested in hearing LooSe ShoEs or if you have an upcoming event and need a band, check out their website at www.loose-shoes.com for scheduled events and booking information.

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Community Calendar Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413.

Every Saturday and Sunday Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Sunday: 12-3pm. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Every Sunday Kabbalah Café. Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya. This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways. 9:30-10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-565-4412 or www.chabadofcobb.com.

Trail Hikes. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

Every Tuesday and Saturday Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

First Sunday Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. 1-4pm, except when museum is closed. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

Every Wednesday Walks in the Garden at Barrington Hall. Enjoy a guided walk while learning about the historic gardens featuring many century old shrubs and heirloom plants. . A short presentation will start the walk at 9:30a.m. Topics include heirloom roses, growing herbs, wildflowers and pruning shrubs and trees. Sign up is not required but is encouraged. Free. 9:30-11am. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.barringtonhall-roswell.com.

September 6, 13, 20, 27 Brown Bag Concert Series. Grab your lunch at one of the many great restaurants around the Square or bring your own lunch and meet your friends. 12-1pm. Glover Park, Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601.

Every Thursday Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre dating back to the 1930s, recent renovation efforts and fun facts about the theatre business. 11am. $5. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org. Every Saturday Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a Where Am I? Door Sign, Apple Basket, My Homework Folder, Autumn Tree Collage, or Cornhusk Door Hanger. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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September 6-9, 12-16, 19-20, 22-23 The Man Who Came to Dinner, the classic Kaufman & Hart comedy presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. WednesdaySaturday: 8pm, except September 15 & 22: 4pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2:30pm. No show on Friday, September 21. $20-$30. Subscriptions available. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-641-1260 or www.get.org. September 7 Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band with Craig A. Meyer as Elton John, along with the Rocket Band with special guests, Yacht Rock Schooner. 6pm. $16/lawn. $27/reserved seat. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5329 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info/tickets: 770-819-7765, www.ticketmaster.com or www.mablehouse.org/amphitheatre.html. Bolder & Fresher Tour 2012. Bill O’Reilly, godfather of “no spin” and in-your-face television, and Dennis Miller, the king of references and rants, are teaming up to take the country by storm. 8pm. $55-$450. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800, www.cobbenergycentre.com, or www.ticketmaster.com. Chattahoochee Nature Center Concert Series: James Casto with Mike Willis and Marcia Ramirez. Bring some food and friends, chairs and blankets, and enjoy a night of music. 8pm. Gates open at 6:30pm. General admission: $15 (no seats). Tables for 2-8 available for rent: $45-$160. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: 678-570-7865 or www.homebydark.com. September 7, October 5 First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window. Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Historic Marietta Square. More info: www.artwalkmarietta.com.

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Community Calendar September 7-8 All Children’s Consignment Sale with a new ‘boutique section.’ Friday: 9am-8pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.thepumpkinchurch.org.

September 9 Concerts by the Springs: Banks & Shane presented by City of Sandy Springs. 7-8:30pm. Lawn opens at 5pm. Free. Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. More info: www.heritagesandysprings.org/concerts-by-the-springs.

September 7-9 Frank Cox Gem & Jewelry Show& Sale. Gems, jewelry, beads and more. Free and open to the public. Friday: 1-5pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 941-954-0202 or www.frankcoxproductions.com.

September 10 Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Program: United Way Kick-Off. 7:30am. General admission: $60. Members: $25 online (by noon, September 5); $40 at door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway. Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

September 7-9 & 11 Salute to America! A star-spangled salute to music that will make you stand up and be proud to be an American. Friday, Saturday & Tuesday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $20. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

September 11 Cobb Young Professionals Social presented by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce for young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s to network with other young professionals. There is no program and attendees are encouraged to come ready to talk about the businesses they represent. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and live entertainment from a great local band. 5:30-7:30pm. General admission: $20 online (by noon, September 10) or $30 at door. Members: Free online (by noon, September 10) or $20 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-859-2320 or www.cobbchamber.org.

September 8 Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K, 1 Mile & Tot Trot. Proceeds support the educational and outreach programs of the Southern Museum. 1 Mile race starts at 7:30am and 5K at 8am, both from the Kennesaw First Baptist Church (2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw) up through Swift Cantrell Park and finishes in downtown Kennesaw. Tot Trot starts at 8:45 am in front of Big Shanty Barbershop. $25. More info: Leslie Edge, 770-427-2117, ext. 3183, or www.greatlocomotiverace.com, or www.active.com. Birding Canoe Trip along the Chattahoochee focusing specifically on birds in the area, exploring the hidden backwaters along the river with a naturalist river guide. 7:30-11:30am. $40/general public. $30/member. Advance registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 237, or www.chattnaturecenter.org. Paws and Planes Festival benefiting the Homeless Pets Foundation, featuring entertainment, food, children’s activities, vendors and artists, pet adoptions and helicopter rides (for additional fee). Dogs on leash are welcome. $10. Free/children 12 & under. 11am-4pm. Marietta Museum of History – Aviation Wing, 550 Perrin Road, Marietta. More info: 770-289-5008 or www.homelesspets.com. YMCA Family Night and Adventure Guide Program Kickoff with inflatables, DJ and balloon artist. Families are welcome to bring their own picnic dinner and enjoy the evening. Free. No alcohol or animals. 6-8pm. McCleskey East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991. B at the Movies: Dr. Suess’ The Lorax. Free family outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, relax, and enjoy an evening of family friendly entertainment. Movies are presented on a giant inflatable movie screen under the stars. Movie begins at dusk but come early for pre-movie festivities and giveaways. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta. Summer Stars: Ballybag will spirit you away to your favorite Irish pub with all your pals. 7:30pm. Lawn opens at 7pm. Free. Tables available for rent: $25/table for 8. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us. 2012 Candlelite Concerts: Kayla Taylor performing traditional jazz vocals. Free. Tables available for rent. 8pm. Gates open at 6:30pm. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765 or www.mablehouse.org. www.eastcobber.com

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Community Calendar September 11, October 9 & November 13 Pee-Wee Naturalist Fall Series for ages 3-4. Head out with your little one . Play games, visit with animals and explore the outdoors as you discover all about A Hoot and A Holler, The Creepies and the Crawlies, and Native American Earth Skills – a perfect adventure to play in the outdoors, learn about nature and make new friends. 9:45-11am. $40/members. $50/ non-members. Registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/to register: 770-992-2055, ext. 237, or chattnaturecenter.org. September 12 Careers 3.0: Convergence of Education, Work and Careers presented by Cobb Chamber and the University of Phoenix. This seminar explores how individuals, businesses and higher education institutions can prepare for the careers of the future. 8-10am. Members: $20 online (by noon, September 10) or $25 at door. General admission: $40. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. September 13 & 17 Hunger Games Challenge, open to middle and high school students. An afternoon of Hunger Games-themed challenges from 4-5:30pm, which will be followed by a viewing of The Hunger Games on the big screen at 5pm the following Monday, September 17. Donation of a non-perishable food item for a local food bank requested. Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320. East CobbeR

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Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Hydrangeas, the Garden Favorite. Master Gardener Debra Stockton will discuss hydrangeas from A to Z, including P for pruning, and heirloom favorites as well as the trendy new cultivars. Free. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb County Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.org. The REVEAL, opening night celebration of the 2012 Art & Design Show House, showcasing 21 beautifully styled rooms transformed by 28 accomplished designers at The Park at Anderson Farms. This annual fundraiser benefits the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Dine on seasonal fare while mingling with Show House interior designers and regional artists. 7-11pm. $75/person. Cocktail attire. Shuttle service will transport guests from the parking lot at 670 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta starting at 6:45pm. More info, including Show House hours: www.artanddesignshowhouse.com. September 14-15 Fall Festival with activities for children ($5/child, $15 max/family), live music, craft show and sale, and famous BBQ. Free. 9am3pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-2976 or www.epres.org. September 14-16, 21-23 To Kill a Mockingbird presented by Young Actors Playhouse. Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel comes to the stage with its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. Friday-Saturday: 6pm. Sunday: 2pm. Young Actors Playhouse, 3372 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 678-910-0780 or tickets@youngactorsplayhouse.com.

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September 15 17th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival. The Candy Parade starts at 10am and will travel southbound along Johnson Ferry Road from Fidelity Bank to the Fountains of Olde Towne, site of the Festival with entertainment, food, and fun activities for the whole family. More info: 770-640-7070 or www.eastcobber.com.

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September 14 Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Program: Fall Fashion Show. 11:30am. Members: $20 online (by noon, September 12); $35 at door. Guests: $30 online (by noon, September 12); $45 at door. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street NE, Marietta. More info: 770-859-2320 or www.cobbchamber.org.

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21st Annual Marietta StreetFest presented by the Marietta Museum of History featuring Georgia antique dealers, artisans, and attractions as well as the Marietta Square Farmers Market (9am-noon), the Trash or Treasure Show, and the popular Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show (10am-3pm), collectibles, food, plus the Marietta Grassroots Festival (2-8pm). 9am-8pm. $5/adults. $3/students & seniors. Free/under 5. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org. Nutty Nature Day. Enjoy a day of nature-themed shows, crafts and stories. 11am-3pm. See website for activity schedule. Admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors; $5/ages 3-12. Free/ages 2 & under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

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Atlanta Smooth Music (Jazz) Festival, the Atlanta area’s only all day outdoor smooth jazz music experience, where you can bring your own food and beverages, and enjoy great music under the sun and stars. Doors open at 12:30pm. Show starts at 1:30 pm. Lawn: $30. Reserved seating: $58-$62. VIP Table: $85/ seat (table seats 4). No lawn chairs permitted. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765 or www.smoothjazzgrooves.com.

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September 15-16 46th Annual Roswell Arts Festival featuring continuous performing arts as well as artwork and crafts for sale. Free. 10am-6pm. Roswell Town Square , corner of Hwy 9 & 120. More info: 770-640-3253 or www.roswellartsfestival.com.

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September 16 3rd Annual Constitution Day Festival of Georgia. A free family festival celebrating America’s birthday. Enjoy live music, performances from local student groups, Founding Father re-enactors, speakers and the Walk Thru the Constitution Challenge. 12:30-6pm. Marietta Square. More info: www.constitutiondayfestivalofga.com.

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September 18 Autumn in Your Garden presented by Cobb Master Gardeners. Find out how to get your landscape ready for the winter. Plant bulbs now to ensure a beautiful yard in spring. Use clippings and pruning from your fall clean up for decorations in your home and landscape. 6:30-7:30pm. Free but registration required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/to register: Ansie Krige, 770-509-2730 or krigea@cobbcat.org.


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September 20 Meet and Greet: Author Jeffrey Stepakoff, best-selling author, screenwriter and professor will talk about the craft of writing and his new book, The Orchard, copies of which will be available for sale. 11am-12pm. Free but registration is required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/to register: Ansie Krige, 770-509-2730 or krigea@cobbcat.org. Brown Bag Banter: Once a Marine, Always a Marine. Speaker Mary Ann Fitzpatrick will tell how she survived life as a woman Marine in the 1950s. 11:30am-12:30pm. $7. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.

September 21 Al Jarreau & Ramsey Lewis present an evening of music born out of the African-American experience, celebrating the blend of jazz, blues, gospel and R&B that, along with cultural, political and stylistic elements from our American history, create the music called soul. These two celebrated stars took jazz, merged it with soul and made the result their own signature sounds. 8:30pm. $40-$100. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/ tickets: www.cobbenergycentre.com or www.ticketmaster.com. September 21-22, 28-30, October 5-6 Hamlet presented by North Fulton Drama Club. Come early for a picnic on the lawn starting at 7pm. Performance begins at 8pm, except September 30: 4pm. Free, $5 donation suggested. Tables for six available for rent. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 678-561-2273 or www.northfultondramaclub.org. www.eastcobber.com

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September 20-30 North Georgia State Fair. This fair is the largest in metro Atlanta, attracting nearly 300,000 people each year. Various amusement rides and booths, flower shows, farm animals and concerts. Monday-Thursday: 4-11pm. Friday: 4pm-midnight. Saturday: 10am-midnight. Sunday: 12:30-10pm. $7. Free/ages 10 & under. $3 parking. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8989 or www.northgeorgiastatefair.com.

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Community Calendar September 21-23 29th Annual Atlanta Fall Home Show. Take advantage of onestop and comparison shopping where you can see the actual products, talk with the experts and learn about new trends. Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: Noon-6pm. General admission: $10. Children ages 12 and under and seniors 65+ with valid ID: Free. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-798-1997 or www.atlantahomeshow.com.

September 22 Play It Again Flea Market hosted by Sprayberry Band Boosters Association to benefit the Sprayberry High School Band. New and used items, crafts, antiques, games, live entertainment, food, and more. 8am-3pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Boyd, 770-905-4543, or fleamarket@sprayberryband.com. Community FunFest with arts and crafts, food, music, treasure sale, children’s games and vendors. 9am-4pm. Free. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 4495 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-993-4919 or www.wesleychapelumc.com.

September 21-23, 27-30, October 4-7 Anything Goes presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love with vents Lewis and Clark…a Great American Adventure, the a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic reaking e story of Lewis and Clark’s expedition in search for For late-b onth, visit disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. the Northwest Passage as discussed by Quentin M. m is th m o Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Adults: c Thomas, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, noted historian tcobber. $33.05-$54.25. Students/Seniors: $27.75-$48.95. Earl www.eas and teacher who has visited and lived in virtually all the Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. western areas about which he speaks. In a storytelling More info/tickets: 404-377-9948, www.atlantalyrictheatre. manner, he brings history alive with many side lights and com, or www.earlsmithstrand.org. tidbits that make the stories interesting and educational. 2pm. Free. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, September 22 Marietta. More info: 770-509-2725. 8th Annual Hot Lips Hustle 5K benefiting The Smile Train. This race was founded by a 12-year old Marietta girl who was born with YMCA Middle School Night open to all middle schoolers. Enjoy cleft and wanted to help children who otherwise cannot afford music, games, and hanging out in a safe and fun environment. treatment. To date this event has helped fund surgeries for 7-10pm. $5/members. $10/program members & community. 172 children. 7am: Registration. 8am: Race start. $20. $25/ Northeast Cobb YMCA, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. phantom runner. Race starts at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, More info: 678-569-9622. 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info/to register: www.hotlipshustle.com or www.active.com.


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Community Calendar September 22-23 Rare & Antique Book Fair presented by the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Dealers will bring together their rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints, maps, finely bound volumes and ephemera. Lectures and exhibits as well. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 11am-4pm. $5/adults for 2 days. Free/12 & under. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Jim Strawn, 404-936-7737. September 23 “Angels of Life” Hair & Fashion Show benefiting Georgia Transplant Foundation. Enjoy guest speakers, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, music and the gift of life inspiring hair and fashion show designed by Three-13’s artistic team. 5-10pm. General admission: $49 (includes complementary general parking). VIP tickets: $79 & $99. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-426-0313 or www.three-13.com/angels-of-life.html. September 24 2012 Cobb Chamber/AT&T Business Open Golf Tournament. Four-person Ft. Lauderdale scramble shotgun start at 11am. Registration/driving range open at 9am. 11am shotgun start. Award reception follows with food, drink, and prizes. $250/player or $1,000/foursome. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. September 25 – December 5 Georgia Nature Photographers Association Exhibit, a juried exhibition of wildlife, landscape and macro images representing a sample of the best work by the more than 300 members of the GNPA, part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: Noon-5pm. Admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors; $5/ages 3-12. Free/ages 2 & under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. September 26-27 HR Academy presented by Cobb Chamber and Fisher & Phillips LLP. This two-day academy will cover a variety of topics in the field of Human Resources and qualifies for HRCI credit. 7:45am12pm each day. Registration required. $50/chamber members. $100/general admission. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info/to register: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. September 27 The Nature Club Monthly Potluck. Connect with people who love nature. Speaker will be “Bug Man” Henning Von Schmeling who will present a fascinating program on insects. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. 7-9pm. $10/general public. $5/ members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

September 28 Drum Circle. Professional drum leader Chuck Cogliandro leads the rhythm as you take part in one of the most basic celebrations of music. All experience levels. Spectators welcome. Bring your own drum or rhythm instrument. 8-10pm. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. September 28-30 Anime Weekend Atlanta, one of the most popular Japanese animation (anime) & comics (manga) conventions in the U.S., with video rooms, dealers, costume contest, panels, workshops, artist alley, and a formal ball on Friday ($30). 12pm Friday – 5pm Sunday. $50/weekend. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.awa-con.com. September 28-30, October 4-6 Scorned and Touched,a macabre double feature by Raymond Fast presented by Out of Box Theatre. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $16.52. Alley Stage (formerly Theater in the Square), Powder Springs Street SW & Anderson Street, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-633-9878, www.outofboxtheatre.com, or www.brownpapertickets.com. September 28 – October 1 The Great Roswell Paint Out and Artists Exhibition. Watch artists paint at select sites along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell and in Roswell’s historic district. Meet the Artist Reception at Roswell Academy (2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Roswell) October 1, 7:30pm-9pm, open to the public. Meet the artists, see their works for sale. Exhibition continues until October 21. More info: 770-640-3253 or www.visitroswellga.com. September 29 All Lit Up, a lively presentation by Lauretta Hannon, bestselling author of The Cracker Queen – A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life and “the funniest woman in Georgia” according to Southern Living. Fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. Will feature the only pre-publication reading from Hannon’s upcoming book. $10 admission includes access to all museum exhibits. 2pm. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: Jan Russell, 770-794-5710 or www.thecrackerqueen.com. Marietta Derby Darlins – Female Flat Track Roller Derby double header bombshell brawl. Balsam Mountain Rollergirls vs. Kannapolis Rollergirls at 4pm. Torpedo Bay vs. Marietta Derby Darlins at 6:30pm. Doors open at 3:30pm. $14.45. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: www.mariettaderbydarlins.com.

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Community Calendar September 29-30 3rd Annual International Fall Festival featuring American, Russian and Georgian foods, Russian tearoom, live music, an outdoor market, church tours, and fun activities for children. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 11:30am-5pm. $1 admission includes entry for door prizes. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell. More info: 770-640-1780 or www.stmaryofegypt.org. September 30 Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest with great BBQ and a variety of other foods from the best of Atlanta’s restaurants, food demonstrations, live entertainment, beer garden, fun kid activities, classic car show and more. Free. Food prices: $0.50$5. Proceeds will benefit The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, Gone with the Wind Museum, and Marietta Museum of History. 11am-6pm. Marietta Square. More info: www.marietta.com/whole-hawg-happenin-bbq-music-fest. Shreya Ghoshal, top singer from Bollywood (India), will sing in Hindi as well as several other languages. 6pm. $39-$250. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800, www.ticketmaster. com, or www.cobbenergycentre.com. October 1 Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Speaker: Chris Allen, Founder, Hunting for Heroes. Program: Public Safety Awards. 7:30am. $60/general admission. Members: $25 online (by noon, September 26); $40 at door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway. Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. October 2-3 Gifts Galore & More. A fun and unique showcase of local artisans and businesses. Shop for distinctive gifts and handmade items including, fashion accessories, garden sculptures, jewelry, spa products, personalized gifts and much more. Tuesday: 11am2pm and 5-8pm. Wednesday: 10am-3pm. Somerset Division, 3275 Somerset Trace SE, Marietta, 30067. More info: www.somersetgiftsgalore.com. October 5 Jazz, Jazz and More Jazz featuring Myrna Clayton and West Side Winds Jazz Orchestra along with John Jackson, Lara Belle and the Infinite Sound Family. 7:30-10pm. Lawn: $12. Reserved seating: $20-$25. Table for 6: $120. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765 or www.mablehouse.org. October 5 Chattahoochee Nature Center Concert Series: James Casto with Nashville Songwriters Tour. Bring some food and friends, chairs and blankets, and enjoy a night of music. 8pm. Gates open at 6:30pm. General admission: $15 (no seats). Tables for 2-8 available for rent: $45-$160. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: 678-570-7865 or www.homebydark.com.

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October 6 Ryder 5K & Festival sponsored by the Rally Foundation held in honor of Ryder Ewing who was diagnosed with a brain tumor just 4 months shy of her second birthday. After more than a year of chemotherapy and numerous other therapies, Ryder is cancer free today. Proceeds will help fund research specific to Ryder’s tumor to give her a parachute for the future. 7am: Registration. 8am: Race start. $20 online or $25 day of. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info/to register: www.ryder5k.org or www.active.com. 2nd Annual Garden Gallop benefiting Smith-Gilbert Gardens. The 5K (8am) is a USATF Certified Race and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. There is also a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (7:30am) and Tot Trot. Race starts at Kennesaw 1st Baptist Church (2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw) and ends in downtown Kennesaw. Pre-registration: $25. $30 day of race. Tot Trot is free. Race day registration starts at 6am. Pre-register online at www. gardengallop.com or www.active.com. Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-919-0248 or www.gardengallop.com. 19th Annual Habitat Road Race, 5K (8am), 1 mile (9am) and Habitot Trot for ages 5 and under. The course is flat and fast. Lots of preand post-race activities. Proceeds will be used to construct more Habitat homes by Mt. Bethel. $20 by October 3. $25 thereafter. Mt. Bethel Christian Activities Center, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/to register: Ashley O’Neil, 770-314-0130 or www.active.com, or www.habitatroadrace.com. Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Art Festival featuring 50 antique dealers from 6 states and 50 local juried artists. Roaming musicians, food and children’s activities. Proceeds will benefit the Boy and Girl Scouts, the Crabapple Community Association, and other non-profit charities. 9am-4pm. 790 Mayfield Road, Milton. More info: 770-241-1125, crossroadsatcrabapple@gmail. com, or www.crossroadsatcrabapplefestival.com. Blessing of the Animals. 10-11am. Front steps, St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-428-5841 or www.stjamesmarietta.com. 2012 Candlelite Concerts: Men in Blues. Bring a picnic and come early for best seating. Free. Tables available for rent. No lawn chairs. 8pm. Gates open at 7pm. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765, www.mablehouse.org, or www.meninblues.net. Roswell Riverside Sounds: The Lee Boys, one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles – gospel music with a hard-driving blues-based beat, presented by the City of Roswell. 7-9pm. Free. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellriversidesounds.com. October 7 Cheerfest – recreation cheerleading competition. 11:30am. Admission: $5. Free/ages 3 & under. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Wendy Collins, 770-528-8885. October 9 Y Golf Event – Eagle Watch hosted by McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, Northeast Cobb YMCA, Northwest Cobb YMCA and Carl E. Sanders YMCA Buckhead. 4-person scramble. Tee off at 11am. Lunch and awards reception following. $100/player. Canongate at Eagle Watch Golf Club, 3055 Eagle Watch Drive, Woodstock. More info: www.ygolfevent.org.

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With the weather getting a little cooler, it’s nice to take your dog for a walk or run in a dog park. Dog parks provide a fenced in, off-leash dog area where wellbehaved canine citizens can exercise, frolic, and play in a clean, safe area. Here are three area dog parks that cater to man’s best friend.

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The following Cobb County dog parks are open daily dawn until dusk and closed each Wednesday morning for maintenance: > Sweat Mountain Park 4346 Steinhauer Road, Marietta 30066 Named Best Dog Park in Summer by Atlanta Magazine. Cobb County’s first off-leash dog park officially opened on October 21, 2006. The dog park is located inside Sweat Mountain Park. There is an area for large dogs and an area for smaller dogs weighing 30 lbs. or less. The park has benches conveniently located for the dog owners to sit and enjoy watching their pets play. For information, contact the Eastern District Zone office at 770-591-3160.

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> Pitner Road Dog Park 2450 Pitner Road, Acworth 30101 The Pitner Road Dog Park is comprised of two adjoining but separately-fenced play areas for off-leash dogs with approximately 2 acres of space for larger and one acre of space for smaller dogs. The dog lots have both openspace and shady, wooded areas with benched seating for dog owners. Each area has dog water fountains and “poop-mit” stations providing bags for owners to pick up after their pets. There is a gravel access road and parking lot with 50 parking spaces. A combination picnic shelter (presently with four picnic tables) and restroom building sits on a rise and overlooks the playground and dog lots. A multi-function playground for children ages 2 to 12 is between the picnic shelter and the dog lots and can be easily seen from the seating areas of both locations. For information, contact the Western District Zone office at 770-528-8890. There is another dog park just over the Cobb County line in Roswell: > Leita Thompson Memorial Dog Park 1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell 30076 Owned and managed by the City of Roswell, this dog park has .75 acres set aside for the big dogs and a quarter-acre set aside for the small dogs. Each area has water spigots and “poop-mit” stations providing bags for owners to pick up after their pets. There are also walking trails set behind the dog park to take your dog for a long hike. www.eastcobber.com

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dining guide American Broadway Diner 1333 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-3337 thebroadwaydiner.com Sun-Thurs: 7am-11pm Fri & Sat: 7am-11:30pm Serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. Chicago’s Steak & Seafood 4401 Shallowford Road Roswell 30075 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com Mon: 5pm-9pm Tu-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2pm Full dinner menu available from 11:00am-9pm Serving East Cobb since 1991, this local favorite offers relaxed dining, warm hospitality with its new vintage, elegant vibe. Marlow’s Tavern 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-7747 www.marlowstavern.com Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-12 midnight Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-1am Sunday: 11am-12 midnight



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

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


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

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

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

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dining guide European Foods

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

D’Lites Ice Cream 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste 365 Marietta 30068 www.dlitesofmarietta.com Mon-Wed: 11am-9pm Thurs-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12-9pm D’Lites specializes in serving a low calorie, low sugar soft serve ice cream with over 30 rotating flavors. D’Lites ice cream can be enjoyed in many ways: cones, cups, cakes, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.

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

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

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



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

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


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Recipe of the Month: Chiles Rellenos In honor of Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16 this year, East Cobber (and Mexican-born) Norma Padilla, shares her family recipe for Chiles Rellenos.



> 4 medium sized Poblano peppers > Vegetable oil > 1/2 diced white onion > 2 cloves garlic, minced > 4 eggs – separate white from yolk > All purpose flour for breading > Pinch of Salt and pepper > 4-8 toothpicks Cheese Filling

Roast your poblanos until the skin gets dark. Once they are nice and charred, place them in a ziplock bag for 15 minutes. When they are cool to touch take them out of the bag and begin removing the skin. Make a small opening on one side and remove veins and seed. Be careful, not to tear them! Stuff the peppers with the cheese and corn or cooked ground beef and olives. Close the opening with a toothpick. In a bowl stir together the flour and salt and pepper and completely cover each pepper In a mixing bowl, beat whites until stiff and add yolks Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until tender. Cover each pepper with a generous coat of the egg mixture, then dip into flour and fry it until golden.

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East Cobb Ducks Unlimited Chapter Celebrates Conservation Efforts of waterfowl habitat in North America, more than any other conservation organization in existence. This is equivalent to the states of New Hampshire and Vermont combined! This year, DU is celebrating its 75th year and the millions of acres purchased and devoted to waterfowl habitat have resulted in more waterfowl than ever in the US.

Of all the hunters in America, duck hunters can be the most obsessed about their sport. The misery they routinely endure just to kill a duck often defies common sense. Thankfully, those crazy water fowlers apply their enthusiasm for the hunt to the preservation of critical habitat too. The fruits of their obsession and dogged determination are some of the most inhospitable but valuable wetlands left in this country. There are several duck hunting groups that work to further the cause of habitat creation and retention, but none are as influential or successful as Ducks Unlimited (DU). Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 by three sport hunters: Joseph Knapp, E.H. Low and Robert Winthrop. During the 1930s, the Dust Bowl decimated many wetland areas, and waterfowl populations fell drastically across North America. These three men sought to reverse that trend with focused conservation and habitat restoration efforts to ensure hunting and waterfowl enjoyment would be available for generations to come. Today, Ducks Unlimited is the largest non-profit, private organization for waterfowl and wetland conservation in the world. As a non-profit, DU spends over 90% of monies raised on purchasing of waterfowl habitat that otherwise would be destroyed by development. While DU’s #1 priority is waterfowl, 900 or more wildlife species benefit from their conservation work. DU has conserved almost 12 million acres

The East Cobb Ducks Unlimited Chapter was started four years ago by a core committee of dedicated outdoorsmen. Under their current chairman, Bryce Bennett, the East Cobb members plan a variety of activities, including casual gettogethers, dinners, and hunting trips, all to help raise money to support the organization and its conservation efforts. As Kurt Von Borries, a founding member of the East Cobb Ducks Unlimited, shares, “The best part of the chapter is the fellowship and networking with other hunters. Many of our members socialize and hunt regularly together after not having even known each other four years ago.” To date, the chapter has raised well over $75,000 as they approach another hunting season and their annual banquet October 17th. This fall’s banquet will be at the Indian Hills Country Club. Cost is $110 which includes an outstanding meal and open bar, membership in DU, also door prizes including hats, coolers and other DU items. Also offered at the annual banquet will be raffle items including guns, local fishing guide packages, and hunting trips in Georgia as well as outside the state. While many waterfowl hunters are members of Ducks Unlimited, so are many birders and conservationists who do not hunt. There are more than 580,000 members of the organization in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information on the East Cobb chapter and /or its annual banquet, you can visit DU’s website at www.ducks.org, or contact Bryce Bennett at 678-538-7698.

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High Holy Day Services Scheduled in East Cobb Area The High Holidays or High Holy Days in Judaism, more properly known as the Yamim Noraim (Hebrew: ‫“ םיארונ םימי‬Days of Awe”), include the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, which celebrates the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, which is also known as the Day of Atonement. The following presents a list of local synagogues and congregations and their religious services schedules for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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Chabad Of Cobb 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-565-4412 www.chabadofcobb.com Rosh Hashanah–Day 1 Monday, September 17 Shachrit (Morning Service)–9:30am Shofar Blowing–11:45am Mincha and Tashlich–7pm Rosh Hashanah–Day 2 Tuesday, September 18 Shachrit (Morning Service)–9:30am Shofar Blowing–11:45am Mincha and Maariv–7pm Yom Kippur Tuesday, September 25 Children’s Blessing and Kol Nidre–7:15pm Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 26 Shachrit (Morning Service)–9:30am Yiskor (Memorial Service)–11:45am Mincha and Neilah (Afternoon and Evening Services)–6pm


Congregation Etz Chaim

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1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta 30068 770-973-0137 • www.etzchaim.net

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Rosh Hashanah –Evening Service–6:30pm Sunday, September 16

Rosh Hashanah –Erev Service–8pm Sunday, September 16

Rosh Hashanah –Day 1 Monday, September 17 Morning Service (Shacharit) –8:30am (doors open at 7:30am) 6th & 7th Grade Service–9:45am 8th-12th Grade Service–9:50am Family Service (2nd-5th Grade) –9:50am Hang Out Hut (3rd-5th Grade) –11am Tashlich, E. Cobb Park & Hampton Woods Butler’s Gate–5:15pm Evening Service (Mincha/Ma’ariv) –7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah –Day 1 Monday, September 17 Early Service–8am Late Service–11:30am Family Service–2:30pm

Rosh Hashanah–Day 2 Tuesday, September 18 Morning Service (Shacharit) –8:30am (doors open at 7:30am) 6th & 7th Grade Service–9:45am 8th-12th Grade Service–9:50am Family Service (2nd-5th Grade) –9:50am Hang Out Hut (3rd-5th Grade) –11am Evening Service (Mincha/Ma’ariv) –7:30pm Yom Kippur Tuesday, September 25 Mincha Service–6:30pm Kol Nidre–7pm (doors open at 5:50pm) Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 26 Early Service–9am Late Service–12:30pm Tot Service (under age 5)–3pm Family Service (children 5-10)–3:45pm Afternoon–4:30pm Yizkor Service–5:30pm Neilah Service–6:15p

Rosh Hashanah–Day 2 Tuesday, September 18 Rosh Hashanah Service–10am Tashlich Service–1:30pm Yom Kippur Tuesday, September 25 Kol Nidre–8pm

Temple Kol Emeth 770-973-3533 • www.kolemeth.net 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta 30062 Rosh Hashanah –Evening Service–8pm Sunday, September 16 Rosh Hashanah –Day 1 Monday, September 17 Early Service–9am Tot Service (under age 5)–3pm Family Service (children 5-10)–4pm Tashlich at East Cobb Park–5pm Rosh Hashanah–Day 2 Tuesday, September 18–10:30am Yom Kippur Tuesday, September 25 Kol Nidre–8pm Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 26 Early Service–9am Late Service–12:30pm Tot Service (under age 5)–3pm Family Service (children 5-10)–3:45pm Afternoon–4:30pm Yizkor Service–5:30pm Neilah Service–6:15pm

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Zonings and Variances for September The following is a list of zonings to be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Thursday, September 6, at 9am. The Board of Commissioners will vote on these zonings Tuesday, September 18, at 9am. These listings are provided by the East Cobb Civic Association. For comments and final actions by these organizations, please visit www.eastcobb.net. Petition Z-36: Donald K. Nix, represented by Garvis Sams of Sams, Larkin & Huff, requests a rezoning from GC to NRC for Light Auto Repair. Located at the south side of Freeman Road east of Johnson Ferry Road. Size of tract: 1.0 acre. Current zoning: GC. Proposed Use: Light Auto Repair. The following is a list of variances to be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals and Variances Wednesday, September 12, at 1pm. Petition V-64: Yogendra Patel, representing himself, requests to allow accessory structures (8 x 12 foot “shed,” approximately 9 x 29 foot “metal storage building,” 20 x 30 foot “metal building,” and an approximately 10 x 30 foot “wood storage building”) to the side of the primary structure. Property is located on the east side of Sandy Plains Road north of Kinjac Drive (2690 Sandy Plains Road). Size of tract: 0.67 acre. Current zoning: GC. Reason: Existing Storage Units. Petition V-65: Lily Estates, LLC, represented by Abdul K. Amer, requests to waive the minimum lot width at front setback from the required 75 feet to 26 feet in order to allow for subdivision of property to create second lot. Property is located on the east side of Old Canton Road south of Roswell Road (1060 Old Canton Road). Size of tract: 1.089 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Reason: Subdivide property into 2 lots. Petition V-66: Parag or Smita Doshi, representing themselves, request to: 1) waive the rear setback for a pool and hot tub and associated patio/steps from the required 5 feet to 2 feet; 2) waive the side setback for a pool and hot tub and associated patio/steps from the required 5 feet to 1 feet; and 3) waive the maximum impervious surface limit of 35% to allow 56%. Property is located on the east side of Saints Drive south of Lower Roswell Road (852 Saints Drive). Size of tract: 0.37 acre. Current zoning: R-20/OSC. Reason: Existing Pool & Spa.

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Petition V-67: Atlas Pools, represented by John Gulya, requests to: 1) waive the maximum impervious surface limit of 35% to allow 40%; 2) waive the front setback (Old Canton Road) from required 40 feet to 33 feet (existing); and 3) waive the major side setback (Nirmal Court) from required 25 feet to 15 feet (existing). Property is located at the northwest corner of Nirmal Court and Old Canton Road (3415 Nirmal Court). Size of tract: 0.366 acre. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Pool. Petition V-70: JP Morgan Chase Bank, represented by John Moore, requests a variance to allow an accessory structure (proposed drive up ATM approximately 1,288 sq. ft.) to be located in front of the primary structure. Property is located on the north side of Roswell Road east of Johnson Ferry Road (4281 Roswell Road). Size of tract: 7.735 acres. Current zoning: PSC. Reason: ATM. Petition V-72: Glenn and Kristin Shaw, represented by Kevin Moore, request to: 1) waive the rear setback for an accessory structure over 144 square feet (proposed 512 sq. ft. pergola) from the required 35 feet to 25 feet; and 2) waive the maximum impervious surface limit of 35% to allow 43%. Property is located on the west side of Reston Mill Lane north of Paper Mill Road (512 Reston Mill Lane). Size of tract: 0.32 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Reason: Pergola. Petition V-74: Wendy’s International, represented by Parks Huff, requests to waive the maximum impervious surface limit of 70% to allow 88.4%. Property is located between Roswell Road and Lecroy Drive east of Barnes Mill Road (2238 Roswell Road). Size of tract: 0.68 acre. Current zoning: GC. Reason: Parking. Petition V-75: David and Nathalie Bernstein, representing themselves, request to waive the rear setback from the required 30 feet to 27 feet to allow encroachment of recently added screened rear porch and fireplace. Property is located on the south side of Corina Place, north of Shallowford Road (4734 Corina Place). Size of tract: 0.47 acre. Current zoning: PRD. Reason: Existing Porch & Fireplace. This information was provided by the East Cobb Civic Association, Inc. The East Cobb Civic Association will meet at 7pm, Wednesday, September 20th, at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. All are welcome. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206.


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

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

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

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The Center For Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 1211 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta, Georgia 30068

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Dr. Terry O’Shea 4427 Carnes Street • Acworth 30301 770-974-4146 • www.acworthdental.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:15am-5pm; Fri-Sat: 8:15am-2pm (selected appointments available) General dentistry. Dr. O’Shea provides quality dentistry in a friendly, caring environment where you are in control and your needs are always addressed.

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

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In March of this year, my “midlife crisis” was in full swing with the youngest of my four children preparing to graduate from high school and beginning to grapple with the fact that I will turning the big “50” this September! However, my life and outlook changed the day I sat down and talked with Dr. Dina Giesler. Our daughters have ridden horses together for years, but it wasn’t until I brought up my “crisis” to Dr. Giesler did fate step in and many of my problems became on their way to being solved. Assisting me with my personal “fit for fifty” challenge, she suggested several healthy supplements and invited me to her office to see what she could do with the cracked, stained and not-so-smile worthy 27 year old bonding that was on 16 of my teeth. Two incredibly easy and painless visits later to Atlanta Smiles, I look and feel like a new woman!!! The inviting staff treated me as if I were a part of their family from day one as they were excited for me and my new look. My smile finally reflects the way I feel...young, healthy, alive and HAPPY! Thank you Dr. Giesler and all my friends at Atlanta Smiles – I couldn’t be happier!!!

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At Atlanta Smiles and Wellness, we are a private, family-oriented dental practice with expertise in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Giesler and Dr. Kovitch apply their leading technique in our comfortable quarters, leaving patients relaxed, healthy and most importantly, happy. To complete our health and wellness approach, we offer Nutritional Counseling, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Chiropractic Care and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Our patients overall health and well-being is our number one priority.


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

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

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

Mt. Bethel UMC-CAC 4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-971-5280 • www.mtbethel.org/fitness Mon-Fri: 8:15am- 6pm Zumba, Yoga, fitness classes, pilates, muscle pump, walking track, cardio equipment and weights.

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

MARTIAL ARTS Choi Kwang Do 4994 Lower Roswell Road Suites 18 & 19 • Marietta 30068 678-883-CHOI (2464) • www.eastcobbckd.com Adult classes offered Monday-Friday at 7pm and Saturdays at 12 noon. Discover the benefits of Martial Arts for your mind and body!


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Health & Wellness Medical American Clinics for Preventive Medicine 1234 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 103 • Marietta 30067 770-419-4471 • www.ACPM.net Hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm Dr. Richardson, Board-Certified, is Medical Director (for over 30 years) of the American Clinics for Preventive Medicine, Inc. They specialize in Family, Wholistic, Complementary, Alternative & Nutritional Medicine at its best. Dr Richardson’s Disease “REVERSAL” programs treat the “ROOT CAUSES” of any disease. Please see fantastic testimonials on their extensive website.


Marietta Imaging Centers offer digital mammography, providing fast and comfortable mammograms. We also offer MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Bone Densitometry (DEXA), Echocardiograms and EEG’s for all of your imaging needs.

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

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Relay for Life Ruach Atlanta Planned for October 14 One person can make a difference. Nowhere is that more evident than with the story of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, which began in Tacoma, Washington, as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer. In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons. In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. That first year, nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt’s friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. His 24-Hour Run Against Cancer has morphed into American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a lifechanging event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who


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have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Once again one person has seen the need to make a change and make a difference for the Jewish community here in the metro Atlanta area. Realizing that many Jewish supporters were restricted from the annual Relay because it was on Shabbat, (the Jewish Sabbath, celebrated every week from sundown on Friday to nightfall of Saturday), Sheryl Blechner, Past President of Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell, with the support and encouragement of Steve Gerson, current President of Temple Beth Tikvah, and Esther Shultz, a Beth Tikvah member on the Relay of Life Roswell Steering Committee, approached the American Cancer Society with the idea of a separate relay that, while not faith based, would consider and respect the needs of those in the Jewish community who could not participate without compromising their religious beliefs. After four months of research and due diligence, it was determined that there was no precedent for this anywhere in the world and thus the Relay for Life Ruach Atlanta was born. Ruach (Spirit) is the very essence of what the relay is about. It is about life, survival and remembrance. Ms. Blechner approached the American Cancer Society with a three year plan. The first two annual events incorporate the twelve congregations north of the Chattahoochee and year three would see the event move to a larger venue and include the entire Jewish community. This year’s Steering Committee includes representatives from Temple Beth Tikvah, Temple Kol Emeth, Congregation Ner Tamid and Congregation Etz Chaim. The kick off for this ambitious event will be on October 14, 2012, from 1PM to dusk and, in keeping with the integrity of the original, will maintain the key components of the relay which will be an opening ceremony, a Survivor Walk and Survivor Dinner. With a participant goal of 20 teams of 10 and a financial goal of $30,000, the relay is destined to be the beginning of a tradition around the world. For information on creating a team and signing up for this inaugural event, please visit our website at www.RelayForLife.org/ruachga.

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Health & Wellness MRI & CT Marietta Imaging Center 780 Canton Road NE, Suite 230 • Marietta 30060 770-792-1234 • www.mariettaimaging.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; MRI, Sat: 8am-4pm Full service imaging including CT, MRI-open and closed, MRA, EEG, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound and DEXA (bone density) exams. Same day appointments available for most exams.

1229 Johnson Ferry Rd, Suite 100, Marietta, GA F 770 952 9255 www.innovative-orthodontics.com

Dr. Wendy J. Katz and her team offer SURESMILE technology that shortens treatment time 20-40%. We also specialize in Invisalign.


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

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

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1229 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-952-9255 • www.innovative-orthodontics.com Hours: Mon: 8am-6pm; Tues: 8am-4pm ; Thurs: 7am-3pm We straighten teeth to make confident beautiful smiles.

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

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Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine The Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 1211 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-565-0011 • www.arthroscopy.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am-5pm; Fri-Sat: 8am-4pm Dr. J.F. “Rick” Hammesfahr and Dr. Craig E. Well are board certified orthopedic surgeons, specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. Digitial x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, casting, and bracing are provided in a comfortable state of the art facility.

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and Adolescent Medicine, P.C. in association with United Allergy Services is pleased to provide

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

Pediatrics/Medical East Cobb Pediatrics 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 220 • Marietta 30068 770-977-0094 • www.eastcobbpeds.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm East Cobb Pediatrics specializes in the treatment of children between 0 and 21 years of age. They offer a variety of services including well and sick care, immunizations, allergy testing, lactation consulting, evaluation of growth and development, and prenatal education.

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

Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care LaVida Massage of Marietta (East Cobb) 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 70 • Marietta 30068 770-973-6385 • marietta.ga.lavidamassage.com New client special everyday: $39.95 for a 60 minute massage session or $59.95 for a 90 minute massage session for new clients.

Chattahoochee Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry R. David Bradberry, DMD 1070 Woodlawn Dr. Ste 250 Marietta, GA 30068 (770) 977-8644 www.docdavidkids.com

ss Pilates For Life Owner, Cynthia Schoch

As a certified Pilates specialist with over 10 years of experience as a licensed Pilates instructor, Cynthia Schoch strives to improve the overall health of each one of her clients, no matter their age or skill level. Cynthia has run Pilates For Life out of her East Cobb home studio for the past six and a half years, and specializes in helping people to unite mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall fitness through the discipline of Pilates.

“It’s a holistic balance,” Cynthia says. “You need to be mentally engaged. The goal is to create efficacy in the movement of muscle control. By creating strength and flexibility starting everything from a strong center, you create long muscle tone and enhance great posture and skeletal alignment.” Pilates was developed in the 1920s and quickly became popular in the dance community. The discipline is designed to strengthen the core and improve coordination and balance, using a variety of exercises on a mat and on apparatuses. A professional ballet dancer for 24 years, including as principal of the Minnesota Dance Theatre and soloist at The Berliner Opera Ballet in Germany, Cynthia practiced Pilates throughout her career. But you don’t have to be a high-level athlete to benefit from the programs that Pilates For Life offers. Cynthia’s current clientele spans from ages 14 to 85, and includes Pilates patrons as well as those just trying to diminish chronic pain. “It can also be approached therapeutically,” Cynthia says. “Someone with lower-back pain, shoulder pain, or a knee injury, for example, can benefit from Pilates. As you work through the system, it exposes weakness and imbalance and then will help you recreate the balance to your optimum wellbeing.” Cynthia focuses on one-on-one attention instead of working out a number of people at once, which allows her to tailor programs to individuals. Whether it’s a single one-hour session or a full program, her goal is to enhance wellbeing. “I started my studio because I wanted to help people feel good,” Cynthia says. “A lot of people who come to me don’t have as many physical ailments because I try to share my knowledge base to empower and improve their own knowledge and self-awareness. I love what I do!” For more information on Pilates For Life, contact Cynthia at 678-372-5629 or ccschoch7@gmail.com. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Save a Life: Donate Blood We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Yet sooner or later, virtually all of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will need blood. And that time is all too often unexpected. From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The honor, spirit and resources of the American people come forth with neighbors helping neighbors in need — during earthquakes, floods, fires, storms — and also for the deeply personal and often quiet disasters that require a gift of blood.

Local Area Blood Drives September 13 • 2-7pm Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

September 15 • 8am-1pm Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church 3155 Trickum Road, Marietta 30062

September 17 • 3-7pm East Cobb United Methodist Church 2325 Roswell Road NE, Marietta 30062

The American Red Cross could not collect the blood needed by thousands of patients in the 130 hospitals it serves across the Southern Region without the help of willing volunteer blood drive sponsor groups. Blood donations are needed every day to help victims of accidents recover from injuries, and by patients fighting serious blood disorders and various cancers. To give blood for transfusion to another person, you must be healthy, be at least 17 years old or 16 years old if allowed by state law, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks (56 days) or made a donation of double red cells in the last 16 weeks (112 days). “Healthy” means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, “healthy” also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control. Drink lots of fluids 48 hours before donating. Bring a photo ID with you.

September 17 • 9:30am-2:30pm Wellstar Administration Building 805 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30060

September 18 • 12-4pm Wellstar East Cobb Medical Center 1010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068


If you have any questions about eligibility to donate please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit us at www.redcrossblood.org Donating blood has never been more convenient. In addition to the many business and community sponsored blood drives held each week in the Southern Region, individuals can give the gift of life at one of their 15 donor centers. There is a donor center located in East Cobb at 2145 Roswell Road #250, Marietta, in the Eastlake Shopping Center. The East Cobb Donor Center is open Monday through Friday: 7am - 7pm; and Saturday through Sunday: 7am – 3pm For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 770578-1977. For blood drives happening in the next 48 hours, you will need to call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your appointment. The blood drives listed here are subject to change. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS the day of the drive to confirm time, date and location if you have not scheduled your appointment online. Online appointments are for whole blood donations only; platelet donations must be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Please see the following list of blood drives in East Cobb scheduled through the month of September. www.eastcobber.com

Loyalty. Affection. Tenderness. Playfulness. Pets enrich our lives like nothing else. At EAST COBBER, we believe our one-of-a-kind companions deserve their own special section. That’s why every November issue, we publish the only pet care resource for East Cobb pet owners. For advertising information, call EAST COBBER: 770-640-7070

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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for September All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a listing of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details. Blood Pressure Screening September 4, 6, 18 10am – 12pm 911 Presents: Autumn Safety Tips Friday, September 7 • 1:30 – 2:30pm Free. Registration required. Join Cobb County 911 as they give you solutions to the many health and safety issues that come with the autumn and winter months. Ice Cream and a Movie: The Hunger Games Monday, September 10 • 1 – 4pm Cost: $4/Cobb resident; $5/non-resident. Registration required. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem. As a punishment for a past rebellion against the government, the Capitol initiated the Hunger Games, a televised annual event in which one boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts fight to the death in an arena until there is one victor. Ice cream and popcorn for all!

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A Beginner’s Guide to E-books Monday, September 17 and Monday, September 24 11am – 12pm. Free. Registration required. E-books are the next big thing in reading. They enable you to carry your entire library in the palm of your hand. Most e-book readers are about the size of a standard paperback. Today you can get hundreds of thousands of e-books free online and you can buy today’s best-sellers below the cost of paper versions. On day one of this two part class, we’ll discuss how to use the Kindle e-readers and then day two will focus on the Nook series of e-readers. Presented by Mountain View Library. The History Corner Wednesday, September 19: Ancient Rome • 10am – Noon How did the Romans create wonders of architecture and engineering way beyond anything ever seen before? This fascinating program reveals the stories behind the masterpieces that transformed Rome into the last superpower of the ancient world. This documentary introduces the Circus Maximus, Trajan’s Forum, the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon and the Coliseum through digital effects so we can see how they actually looked centuries ago. Friday, September 21: Secrets of the Holy Land For every secret revealed in the Holy Land, hundreds more hide between its stones and in its caves. What makes this land holy and what beckons millions of pilgrims from around the world every year? Come learn about the mysteries surrounding some of the Holy Land’s most inspiring sites including Mount Sinai, The Church of the Nativity, Galilee and Masada. Dine-a-Round: NINE Street Kitchen Wednesday, September 26 • 11:30am – 1pm Cost: On your own. Registration required. Meet at the restaurant – 982 Canton Street/Downtown Roswell. Balance: Steady as We Go! Wednesday, September 26 • 1 – 2pm Free. Registration required. One bad fall can mean a lengthy hospital stay, painful rehabilitation, a loss of independent life, or worse. The good news is that there are things you can learn to lower the risk of falling. From head to toe, there are many strategies which can help improve your balance. Presented by Bev Stegman, Foundation Therapy Center. Free Hearing Screenings Friday, September 28 • 9 – 12pm Free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Brett Greenblatt, Clinical Director of Audiology and Balance Center.

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East Cobb Primary Election Results On Tuesday, July 31, East Cobb residents along with the rest of Georgian citizens participated in primary elections to vote for Republican and Democratic candidates for a variety of public offices. In Cobb County, 124,910–31.38% –out of a total of 398,052 registered voters exercised their right to vote. The following presents the vote tally for some local political offices. TSPLOST - Atlanta Regional District

Total 85,515 38,789


Cobb County Sunday Alcohol Sales Total YES 90,019 72.69% NO 33,829 27.31%

68.80% 31.20%

Chairman, Cobb County Board of Commissioners Republican Candidates Total TIM LEE (Incumbent) 29,055 39.71% BILL BYRNE 19,403 26.52% MIKE BOYCE 17,042 23.29% LARRY SAVAGE 7,666 10.48% Because the leading candidate did not receive at least 50% of the total votes, Bill Byrne and Tim Lee were placed on the August 21 run-off ballot.

Clerk of Superior Court Total REBECCA KEATON 32,246 JOHN SKELTON 26,354 JOAN DAVIS 8,265

48.23% 39.41% 12.36%

Because the leading candidate did not receive at least 50% of the total votes, Rebecca Keaton and John Skelton were placed on the August 21 run-off ballot. RUNOFF RESULTS


Total REBECCA KEATON 16,347 62.03% Total JOHN SKELTON 10,007 37.97% TIM LEE (Incumbent) 14,309 52.37% Because there was no Democratic candidate that ran BILL BYRNE 13,014 47.63% for the Clerk of Superior Court position, Rebecca Keaton Because there was no Democratic candidate that will take the post for the term beginning in January. ran for Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Tim Lee will remain as the current Chairman for the term beginning in January. State Court Division II, Post 2 Cobb County School Board Post 5 Republican Candidates Total DAVID BANKS (Incumbent) 7,478 LISA HANSON 5,490 STEPHANIE HENRY 1,975

50.04% 36.74% 13.22%

Because there was no Democratic candidate that


38.52% 25.99% 19.91% 15.42%

Because the leading candidate did not receive at least 50% of the total votes, Larry Burke and Marsha Lake were placed on the August 21 run-off ballot

ran for Post 5 School Board position, David Banks


will remain as the current School Board member for the term beginning in January. As of January 2013, Post 5 will include the following schools: High Schools: Lassiter, Pope; Middle Schools: Hightower Trail, Mabry, Simpson; Elementary: Davis, Eastside, Eastvalley, Garrison Mill, Mountain View, Murdock, Powers Ferry,

Total MARSHA LAKE 19,206 LARRY BURKE 12,327

60.91% 39.09%

Marsha Lake will take the State Court Division II, Post 2 for the term beginning in January.

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U.S. Representative, District 6 Republican Candidate Total REP. TOM PRICE (Incumbent) 71,032




U.S. Representative, District 6 Democratic Candidates Total JEFF KAZANOW 10,313 51.07% ROBERT MONTIGEL 9,881 48.94%

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60.97% 39.03%

Georgia House of Representatives District 45 Republican Candidates Total MATT DOLLAR (Incumbent) 6,162 58.03% CYNTHIA ROZZO 3,397 31.99% NICK JOHNSON 1,060 9.98%

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Georgia House of Representatives District 46 Republican Candidates Total JOHN CARSON (Incumbent) 5,650 MARTIN L. HAWLEY 2,673

67.88% 32.12%

Georgia House of Representatives District 46 Democratic Candidate Total KEVIN ‘BIG KEV’ WEST 1,257 100% On November 6, the Democratic candidate, Kevin “Big Kev” West, will face Rep. John Carson, the incumbent and winner of the Republican primary in the General Election.

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Sope Creek Creates Outdoor Learning Gardens Sope Creek Elementary School was recently the site of a “first of its kind work day,” bringing together parents, community and 50 Lowe’s Home Improvement employees to build and renovate environmental education sites at the school. This effort brought to reality a long planned outdoor learning environment. Over the course of three days, a team of employees from Lowe’s “Heroes” program created two garden spaces on Sope Creek’s campus. The Heroes program encourages employees in a location to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K–12 public school and make a difference. Braving heat, humidity, and rain, the Lowe’s Heroes transformed outside school spaces into beautiful, functional and educational gardens. The new environmental sites include a Five-Senses Garden with unique artist-designed garden sculptures, a 3,600-square foot fruit and vegetable garden with year-round greenhouse that serves as an outdoor classroom and an orchard of fruit trees. How this dynamic learning space came to be is a great example of how an entire community, working together, can make a dream a reality. In 2006, Sope Creek partnered with Seeds of Nutrition to teach its students about growing things, cooking healthy and eating whole foods. Garden beds were installed around the

perimeter of the school, and as teachers worked the outdoor gardens into their curriculum they realized how useful it was to bring the classroom outside. Through the years bed spaces were increased, with Alternative Spring Break college students creating another gardening area. Teachers continued to implement gardening projects into the curriculum on their own. The school’s option for using these growing spaces was limited though because they had to confine the gardening curriculum to the school year and they needed more space. With these new spaces, recess and classroom time are full of excitement as a dream of the school is realized – combining a love of the great outdoors with learning. See how the gardens “grew” over the course of construction by watching this fascinating time lapse video http://vimeo.com/47293065. Thank you to all of the sponsors that made this dream a reality: Lowe’s, Whole Foods Market, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Scotts Miracle-Gro, and Young Landscape Architects of Atlanta. And very special thank yous to the visionaries who made this happen: Sope Creek parent volunteers Monica Anschel, Jason Evans, Leisa Holmes and Anne Rood.


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30067 Area Delkwood Grill Family Dentistry Great Clips Brazilian Bakery Nail Stop Brumby E.S. A Child’s Night Out Inga’s Skin & Body Care Southern Keyboards Atlanta Ballet Mellow Mushroom Midtown Athletic Club Barber Shop Schlotsky’s Deli Post Office Barker’s Red Hots Gables Wood Hollow BMW Dealership Powers Ferry E.S. Publix-Delk Road Christo’s Restaurant Willy’s Micro Center J. Christopher’s McIntyre Family Practice Shreiner Academy 30062 Area – Roswell Road Harry’s Farmers Market Elmwood Apartments Book Nook Williamson Bar-B-Q Life Grocery Café Life Classy Flea New China Buffet Sedalia Park E.S. East Valley E.S. East Cobb M.S. Wheeler H.S. East Side Baptist Church Faith Lutheran School Options Salon Malone’s Automotive Harry’s Whole Foods Temple Kol Emeth Atlanta TV/VCR Repair Salon Carastro Cookies By Design Lisa’s Nails Los Arcos Aloha Sun Tanning Center

EAST COBBER Pak Mail The Parlor Salon Edward Jones East Cobb YMCA Lemon Grass American Red Cross Curves Diane’s Nails Pet Boutique Dog School 101 Waldron Dentistry Olde Mill Executive Suites Chevron Parc at Piedmont Eden Gardens Subway Publix-E. Piedmont Cardsmart New Concepts Salon Great Clips GEICO Re/Max Simoniz Car Wash AAA Auto Club Great Clips Evans Jewelers Marietta Eye Clinic Rose Garden Montessori ENT of Georgia-Cobb The Goddard School Lutheran Church Etz Chaim Marietta Eye Clinic Walton H.S. Dodgen M.S. Dr. Bradley Cross Drake Realty Big League Barbers Jane’s Nails Dance Stop Betsy’s Hallmark H&R Block Signatures Prudential Realty Keller Williams East Side E.S. Fuller’s Park

Mt. Bethel Daycare $2.50 Cleaners Tires Plus Georgia Tire Depot BP Gas Station Kids R Kids Re/Max Dr. Burstein The Sunshine House NASA KidZone Learning Ctr Ron Sprouse/State Farm The Village Gas Station Coldwell Banker Atria Johnson Ferry Atlanta Swim Aesthetic Orthodontic Kroger-Parkaire Tijuana Joe’s Atlanta Music Center Draisen Edwards Sports Clips Edward Jones Choi Kwan Do Publix-Woodlawn Johnny’s Pizza Specialized Printing Gold’s Gym Marietta Ice Rink Goodyear Suntrust Bank Wells Fargo Beauty Is Bagelicious Fitness Together Mediterranean Grill Marine Fish Fuji Hana Whole Foods Einstein’s Brothers Caribou Coffee Dunkin Donuts J. Christopher’s Rita Ellen’s Boutique Fit for Life Edward Johns Frameworks Gallery The School Box My Friends’ Place UPS Store Healthy Habits Neurosport RBC Bank CVS Dr. Johnston

WellStar Imaging Center Paper Affair NTB Great Clips Barber Shop BB&T Bank E. Cobb Vet Clinic American Brake Service Simoniz Car Wash Manor Care JEN Car Wash Caldwell Chiropractic Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Mt. Bethel E.S. Bank of N. Georgia Kinko’s/FEDEX Goldberg’s Bagels Cafe Paris BB&T WellStar Urgent Clinic Savannah Court Harry Norman Realtors COBBER EAST Club Olde Towne Athletic Sports a Rama Moohan Martial Arts Mellow Mushroom Good Mews Jazzercise


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30062 Area Shallowford E.S. Publix-Shallowford Renew Day Spa Dr. Ruth Clemans Academic Solutions Sweeney Chiropractic Creative Montessori Montana’s Pari’s Hair Salon Pope H.S. RBC Bank Hightower Trail E.S. Sunrise of East Cobb Houlihan’s Restaurant Magic Wok Nail Tech Knowledge Points Jet Pizza Great Clips Panache Hair Design Sudano Chiropractic IHOP Kroger Skin Care by Gabriela

Pick up F REE copy evera at any of thy month ese fine establishm ents! June of China Instant Shoe Repair Walmart NE YMCA Goodyear La Strada Pike Nursery Primrose School Tritt E.S. Wood Acres Day School Mt. Zion UMC Wells Fargo The Hair Place Lynn’s Nails Mail Boxes Timber Ridge E.S. 30066 - Sandy Plains Area Simpson M.S. Goddard School Addison E.S. David Douglas Jewelers Cosmos Fitness Chinese Restaurant Cazadores Restaurant Jiffy Lube Dunkin Donuts Sprayberry H.S. Exxon Sprayberry Kincaid E.S. A Passion for Pets Ankle & Foot Center Dr. Ruth Haugseth CITGO Gas Station McDonald’s Kids R Kids Just Brakes Suntrust KinderCare Merrymac Invigo Spa Kids Kuts Conoc British Academy of Ballet Primrose School Pak Mail Primary Prep Academy Marietta Eye Clinic Pump It Up Blimpie’s Publix-Sandy Plains Kroger-Sandy Plains Salon 3 Thirteen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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club Calendar East Cobb Open Networking. Professional Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-9am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. Free. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711 or drtim02@yahoo.com. East Cobb PowerCore Team. A business referral network. Every Thursday. 7-8:30am. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan, 404-572-1278. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or dschwall625@hotmail.com. East Cobb VIPs. A community group for seniors. Fourth Monday of the month (except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-3643 or office@eastcobbumc.org. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: www.georgiaperennial.org. Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Kalish, 770-298-9966. Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579. Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org. International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)Cobb County Chapter. Fourth Monday of the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & dinner. Windy Hill Marriott Hotel, Marietta. More info: Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876. Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post 976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am. Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. More info: www.cobblp.org or call 770-7951331 Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094.


Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230. Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: mariettapflag@gmail.com. Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or www.mariettarotary.org. Marietta VFW Post 2681. Dinner with VFW Ladies Auxiliary. First Thursday of the month with separate meetings following dinner. 6:15pm. 140 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www.vfwpost2681.org MOMS Club of Marietta North. First Wednesday of the month. 10am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887. Moms in Prayer. Dickerson Middle School. Every Tuesday at 1pm pm. Meeting location available upon request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@ comcast.net.

Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: www.cantonroadba.org. Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples (formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples), a parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc. Second Monday of each month (except December). 7pm. North Metro Church, 2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-404-0034 or www.nowamom.org. Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, August-dessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-928-9314 or degrillmouse@comcast.net. Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-0768 or pwpchapter698.org. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790.

Mothers and More, East Cobb Chapter #270. Second Tuesday each month. 7:30-9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check website as schedule may vary: www.mmeastcobb.homestead.com.

Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers.org. SACS (Singles and Couples Social Events). Weekly dancing for singles and couples. No membership fees, just friends making new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn, Angel-GA@comcast.net Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32 N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. Visitors welcome. More info: www.songofatlanta.com or 770-509-0322. Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (SeptJune). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or guzy@mindspring.com. The Foxtrotter’s Dance Club. The 4th Friday of every month (except Nov & Dec-which is the 3rd Friday). 7:30-10:30pm. If you enjoy ballroom dancing, come and dance to ‘Live Music’. Everyone is welcome. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-1160.

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

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support groups A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@comcast.net. Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Room 334, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Men and women welcome. More info: 678-5784888 or info@voicetoday.org. Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483. Al-Anon Family Group. 7pm. Teens 13 and older welcome. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Paulette L., 678-551-2433. Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Support Group. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Christa McLain, 770-509-2914. Alzheimer’s/Caregiver Support Group Meeting. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to family members who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Free respite care is provided for your loved one while we meet. Aloha to Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More information or to RSVP 678-439-1177. Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter Family Support Group. First Monday of the month. 10:30am. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Dawn Reed, 678-777-7241 or dawn@alohatoaging.org. Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:3011:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net. Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.

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Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the month (NovemberFebruary) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. The Warehouse, 1st Presbyterian Church, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579, or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084, or visit www. fpccareersintransition.wordpress.com Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Wednesday of the month. 4:30-5:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420. Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368. Compassionate Friends for grieving parents, grandparents, and siblings. First Tuesday of the month. 7 pm. First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or 404-539-4287. Email: kathzkel@yahoo.com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com; www.tcfmarietta.org. Depression/Bipolar Support Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 339, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorce Care. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: visionsanew.org. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose Lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390.

East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parental Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:00 pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (Room B109) on Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie Suttle, 404-368-9394, east-cobb@ chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300. Emotions Anonymous, a fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building, Roswell. More info: 70-330-1991. Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111,angie@focus-ga.org,or www.focus-ga.org. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Share.13-week session, August and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Grief Support Group for those who have had a family member, friend or other loved one pass away. First Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: kathzkel@yahoo.com. Grief Recovery Program. Mondays, June 4-August 20. The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program will guide those who wish to resolve their loss issues and move beyond their grief to a richer quality of life. Aloha to Aging/ Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More information or to RSVP 678-439-1177. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Tuesday.12 noon. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959. Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-956-0318 or 678357-3661 or www.mariettamoms.com

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Moms in Touch for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Every Tuesday. 9:30am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705. Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.themotherscircle.org. Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS). Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place where moms can come to build friendships and receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@gmail.com. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Family Support Group for families who have loved ones struggling with mental illness. Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month. 7-8:30pm. Hillside United Methodist Church, Second Floor, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. More info: 770-928-2762 Networking Group. Open to everyone. Second and 4th Wednesday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. First Baptist Church Smyrna, 1275 Church Street SE, Smyrna. More info: 770-435-3231 or Peggy, 770955-3896 or caylorp@gmail.com. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. MondayWednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchildministries.org. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Second Sunday each month. 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: First Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s? You are not alone. You and your caregiver are welcome as we learn how to cope and live with the diagnosis. Helpful tips and resources provide comfort and encouragement. More info: 678-439-1177. Widowed Helping Others (WHO) . First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell road, Marietta. More info: Ann’s Pastoral Care, 770-552-6400, ext. 6018.


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