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Calling all East Cobb Moms ready to get in shape! Deadline extended thru November 25!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 25!

If you’re an East Cobb mom age 35-55 ready to tackle a six week Back to School Challenge, contact Fitness Together at 770-321-1347.

Only eight spots available, serious inquiries only. DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 25! Cost is $399. Find out more at www.fitnesstogether.com/eastcobb/newyou.

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EAST COBBER Gift of the Day: Handmade Pottery and Jewelry

 

Inspired by nature, Barbara Johnston’s unique handmade pottery and silver jewelry make the perfect gift for your special  someone!

Frameworks Gallery
1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 110, Marietta 30068
770-973-6701
frameworksgallery.com

 

Tis (already!) the shopping season! Save time and skip the mall with our 2014 Gift Guide. Select the perfect presents from local sources for everyone on your list. Click HERE to read the 2014 Gift Guide and get a handle on that holiday shopping list! With all the amazing merchants in East Cobb it’s easy to shop local and support small business.

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Thanksgiving Week Certified Teen Driving Course: It’s not too late to enroll

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Do something productive with your Thanksgiving break and learn to drive! Sign up for the Certified Teen Driving Course from Safe America Foundation, licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services. Course offered November 24-29, 2014, 9am-330pm daily. No classes Thanksgiving Day.

Students will attend the state-required 30 hours of classroom training after which they must complete the required behind-the-wheel training individually within 6 months. Cost is $150/30-hour classroom only, $474/classroom + 6 hours behind the wheel training, $574/classroom + 10 hours behind the wheel training.

For more information or to enroll, contact The Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7223 or www.safeamerica.org.

 

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Coasters, Holiday Lights and SNOW Debut at Six Flags Over Georgia

Photo courtesy Six Flags over Georgia

 

More than one million LED lights will turn on at once, as Santa Claus and his reindeer ride their sleigh for the first time to Six Flags Over Georgia for the debut of Holiday in the Park® on November 22. This all-new celebration transforms the park into a winter wonderland with dazzling Christmas trees, exclusive holiday shows and many of the park’s most popular rides from November 22 through January 4, 2015 on select days.

“Our Six Flags Over Georgia family is proud to present a holiday spectacular sure to create memories for guests of all ages for years to come,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties park president Dale Kaetzel. “Holiday in the Park, coupled with the largest expansion in park history with the all-new Hurricane Harbor water park, has made for a special 2014 season, with many more special celebrations to come.”

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia features 10 holiday-themed sections, many of the park’s most popular rides, specialty holiday food and live shows. Event highlights include:

  • A Main Street Christmas park entrance experience with a light canopy featuring 165,000 lights, more than 15,000 feet of garland, artificial snow and a huge Christmas tree with holographic ornament technology;
  • A magical train ride through 140,000 twinkling lights on the North Pole Express, destined for the North Pole to see Santa Claus where every child can leave their wish-list for the season;
  • Peppermint Plaza, featuring red and white holiday lights and fresh scents of peppermint, special holiday Peppermint Funnel Cakes and the chance to ride the Georgia Scorcher roller coaster;
  • A 130-foot high cable-wired lit Christmas tree, special Military tribute, Hometown Holiday’s new live show, two of the park’s most popular rides – Goliath and Dare Devil Dive – and a 15-foot Snow Globe walk-through experience in Retro Christmas USA;
  • A brilliant display of peach-colored lights paying homage to Georgia’s roots as the Peach State in A Georgia Christmas, along with the event’s signature live show, “Because It’s Christmas” in the historic Crystal Pistol Music Hall, Peach-flavored Holiday Pies at Big Mo’s and Monster Mansion;
  • A one-of-a-kind stained-glass Nativity Scene in Rejoice! which depicts the reason for the joyous season and the Dahlonega Mine Train which has been at the park since opening day in 1967;
  • The opportunity to warm up by the open fire, ride the classic Georgia Cyclone roller coaster and roast s’mores in S’mores Village;
  • A kaleidoscope of lights choreographed for a brilliant display in the innovative British Arbor;
  • A garland-archway featuring dozens of mistletoes, more than 100,000 lights and chandeliers that make up the most beautiful outdoor holiday ball of all in Georgia in A Merry Mistletoe;
  • And, the iconic topping of the event – the historic 1908 Riverview Carousel at Candlelight Carousel featuring more than 100,000 lights, artificial snow, more than 150 Christmas trees and more than 250 luminary candles for the ultimate family holiday experience.

Many of the park’s family rides in Bugs Bunny World will be open during Holiday in the Park, along with a new live show “Have Yourself a Looney Tunes Christmas” in the Bugs Bunny World Theater. In addition, this special event will provide guests with more than a dozen spots to snap a photo for their family holiday card with vivid lights shining all around.

Six Flags Over Georgia 2015 Season Passes are now on sale and provide unlimited visits to Holiday in the Park and all of 2015. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack or more, guests will receive free admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, along with free season parking and visits to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass.

Georgia’s State Parks Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

 

This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff enjoy the holidays with their families as well.

State parks are a great way to showcase Georgia’s natural beauty to your out-of-town visitors. For just $5 parking, guests can take a stroll around a sunlit lake or enjoy the horizon from mountain overlooks. Trails range from paved paths to challenging all-day treks. On New Year’s Day, nearly all Georgia State Parks will host guided “First Day Hikes” to kick-start healthy resolutions.

Georgia also has numerous state historic sites that make relaxed family outings this season. While closed on major holidays, most are open before and after these days. Dahlonega Gold Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds and Fort King George are just some of the locations that tell Georgia’s rich history. At New Echota, learn about the Cherokee nation’s capital, and at Roosevelt’s Little White House, see the cars FDR drove with hand controls.

During November and December, be sure to stop by state park gift shops for a selection of outdoor gear, books, toys and clothing. Parks even sell gift cards which make perfect stocking stuffers for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list.

If the holidays find you needing a longer escape, spend a few days in a fully equipped cabin, funky yurt or modern campsite. Some parks are offering winter specials such as stay-and-play golf at Richard B. Russell or yurt discounts at High Falls. For a list of all deals, visit www.GaStateParks.org/specials. To find a park or historic site near you, visit www.GaStateParks.org/map. Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites are operated by the Department of Natural Resources. For a free brochure, call 1-800-864-7275.

 

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Delta Community Credit Union Presents $32,100 to Children’s Miracle Network

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Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com) presented a check for $32,100 to Children’s Miracle Network to help young patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The money was raised during the seventh annual Delta Community Tees Up “Fore” Kids Golf Tournament, held at Marietta Country Club in Kennesaw on Oct. 27.

 

Donations made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2014 are earmarked to help provide care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. “Charity care is a vital part of the service we provide to patients,” said Children’s Healthcare Representative Brittany Wilson. “Families from all walks of life may find themselves overwhelmed by unexpected or long-term medical care. Donations like this allow Children’s to provide care to all patients, even when their family’s resources are exhausted.”

 

In addition to the golf tournament, Delta Community employees and members take part in other fundraisers, year-round, to support charities, chambers of commerce and schools. “In 2014, Delta Community will contribute more than $600,000 to worthwhile organizations,” said Jai Rogers, Delta Community’s vice president of Business & Community Development. “This tournament is one of many fundraisers and community events that demonstrate our commitment to the financial and physical well-being of the communities we serve.” More information on Delta Community’s philanthropic and community programs is available on its website on the Community Programs page.

We Have a Winner! *Facebook Friday Freebie*

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Is everyone ready for our favorite time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Freebie winner! The Lucky East Cobber who wins a $50 Gift Certificate to EarthWise Pet Supply Atlanta is.………Susan Crozier Meier!! Congrats Susan  !! Please email Tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your awesome freebie!!

Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you wonderful ways to win each and every Wednesday and Friday on our contest blog and Facebook page. Good luck, and may the odds ever be in your favor.

Cobb County Schools CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break

Cobb County Schools will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break November 24-28. Classes will resume on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Schools will close for the Winter Break on Monday, December 22, 2014, and resume for students on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Staff will return on Monday, January 5, 2015.

 

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Ninth Annual Lite the Night Tree Lighting is Dec. 7

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The community is invited to Lite the Night on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, from 4:30-6 pm as WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center hosts its annual tree lighting event and ushers in the holiday season.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photos and there will be festive children’s activities, holiday musical performances and delicious cookies and hot chocolate. Members of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus are special musical guests.

Jordan Graye, from B98.5 FM, will emcee the program and count down the minutes to once again light the great 60-foot Christmas tree atop WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Lite the Night takes place on the rooftop level* of the WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center’s Blue Parking Deck. Free admission and parking.

Event is held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, Lite the Night will be held within a covered level of the parking deck.

 

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East Cobb Baseball Marlins selling Mistletoe to benefit Socks for Seniors

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East Cobb Baseball 15u Marlins will be selling fresh mistletoe tied up in a red bow from now until Friday Dec 12. $5 for 1 or $20 for 5, for every 5 sold the team will donate a pair of socks to Socks for Seniors.

Delivery available within the EAST COBB area.  Please contact: Laren at larenbrown4@gmail.com

 
 

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