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Moms and dads from East Cobb talk about issues that are important to families. Family-friendly events are also featured. Join in and share.

Living the Dream Literacy Event Daily Reading Empowers AMazing Success!

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Please join the Cobb County School District Title I Department and the Cobb County Library Media Education Department in partnership with Scholastic Achievement Partners and Cobb County Public Libraries for our annual Summer Literacy Family Summit on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9am-noon.

Families will participate in short sessions to learn strategies to keep reading skills growing over the summer, learn about summer reading opportunities and participate in a ½ price book sale.  Each eligible family participant will receive a free book compliments of the Cobb County School District Title I Office. Please register online athttp://bit.ly/1DnrhzH

Cobb County Safety Village
1220 Al Bishop Dr, Marietta, GA 30008
(770) 852-3270

Click here to download the flyer for this event in English
Click here to download the flyer for this event in Spanish

 

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Open House at Silva Piano Studios

Silva Piano Studios is hosting an Open House this Saturday, April 25 at 4pm. Call 770-565-7177 or visit www.silvapiano.com for more information. Piano lessons offered by Dr. Francisco Silva, DMA and Mireille Silva, MM.

Located in East Cobb at 1518 Blackwell Road.

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School of Rock Presents: Led Zeppelin and 90’s Rock LIVE at the Strand

School of Rock East Cobb is pleased to present: Led Zeppelin and 90’s Rock LIVE @ the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Saturday, May 16th with very special guests: Rookies, Rock 101, and School of Rock’s Adult Band “Double or Nothing.” Show begins at 5pm and tickets are $15 at the door, children 8 and under FREE.
This show is for all ages, so bring the entire family to see some of Marietta’s most talented rockers perform some of the greatest rock songs of all time!
For more information:  Call 770.579.0400 or visit eastcobb.schoolofrock.com.

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East Cobb family accused of setting up fake GoFundMe account for daughter


A Cobb mother, father and grandmother are all facing charges after being accused of taking money in a fake GoFundMe account.

Cobb school police say they raised money for their “sick” three-year-old daughter, who in reality was not sick.

People on Marietta Street said they were hurt and confused after learning their neighbor’s daughter is not sick.

“No sense whatsoever. No sense, I’m shocked,” said neighbor Wanda Allison.

Joannessa Clawson and James Clawson along with the child’s grandmother, Patti Ann Baldassarre, are all facing charges.

“We seen police walk the husband to the car then they handcuffed him,” Allison said.

Police say the three set up the crowdfunding donation account that detailed a medical condition for their daughter.

“When I seen that, my heart went out because I pray for my neighbors for them to be covered so my heart just went out because they are good people,” said Allison said.

A police report shows Cobb school police (at Mountain View Elementary) learned the girl was not sick after a concerned teacher contacted them to check on her.

The father has since bonded out of jail, but the mother and grandmother are still locked up.

(Source: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/family-accused-setting-fake-gofundme-account-daugh/nkw3K/)

 

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Song of Atlanta Chorus presents annual Show

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Song of Atlanta Show Chorus will present its annual show on April 25 entitled, “CAUGHT IN THE ACT” featuring “MAXX Factor Quartet,” the 2011 International quartet champions are one of eight groups who competed on the first season of the NBC/Sony a cappella reality show “The Sing Off.” The Song of  Atlanta Chorus is a women’s barbershop chorus that brings together a diverse group of women from the metro Atlanta area. It brings love, joy, harmony and unity to the lives of its members. Song of Atlanta is a non-profit organization with over 70 members who are united in sharing the love of music and are devoted to the art of four-part barbershop harmony singing. In addition to local performances, they compete with and support some 700 chapters throughout the Sweet Adeline world.

Song of Atlanta (SOA) is Greater Atlanta’s only chapter of Sweet Adelines International  (www.sweetadelineintl.org). As a non-profit organization, SOA devotes significant effort and time to community outreach and education.

Each year, as part of Sweet Adelines’ “Young Women in Harmony” program, SOA sponsors its annual “Diva Day,” an all-day intensive barbershop singing workshop for high school girls. Reinforcing its commitment to music education and barbershop singing, SOA has established a scholarship
program that will enable SOA to provide assistance with membership and costuming fees to qualified female high school and college-age students.

You can find SOA performing at community and sporting events, private venues, corporate functions, and annual shows and competitions all over the region. Hire SOA for a show custom-tailored to your audience. From classic barbershop songs to show tunes, pop, fast-paced rock songs, and sentimental ballads, SOA performs selections with truly universal appeal.

Caught in the Act begins at 4pm at Roswell High School, 11595 King Road in Roswell. Tickets are: VIP $35, General Admission $25, Seniors and Students $20. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free. For more information about show tickets, auditions, sponsorships, bookings, and various programs, visit the SOA website at www.songofatlanta.com or call 770-696-6502. And don’t forget to “like” SOA on its
Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/songofatlanta.

 

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EAST COBBER’s 2015 Summer Day Camp Guide – all you need for a summer of fun!

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Does Spring break have you wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained and enriched this summer? Then check out our 2015 Camp Guide HERE and in the April issue. We’ve got the scoop on the best day camps in and around town. Plus informative articles on choosing the right camp for your child.

Summer’s coming – are you ready?

 

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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: The Abbey Church

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Check out our Spring Break edition of EAST COBBER’s Frugal FunMom every day this week. We’ll bring you fun activities and easy ideas to keep the kids busy (and your sanity intact) until the school bell rings. Happy Spring Break East Cobbers! 

The Abbey Church at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. You don’t have to be Catholic to visit the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. In fact, the resident monks welcome everyone, regardless of religion. The Monastery is located about 40 minutes east of Atlanta. The Monastery is a great destination for a family bike ride.

The Monastic Life Heritage Center opened in 2011 and is the center of the visitor experience. A museum offers a history of the Trappist monks, as well as history of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit itself. The main museum is located in the barn that was the first living quarters for the monks when they arrived in Conyers from Kentucky.

Cost: Free (Suggested donation of $5 for the museum)

Time: Open Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

Location: Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094

For More Info: http://www.trappist.net/

 

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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: FIRE!

Check out our Spring Break edition of EAST COBBER’s Frugal FunMom every day this week. We’ll bring you fun activities and easy ideas to keep the kids busy (and your sanity intact) until the school bell rings. Happy Spring Break East Cobbers! 

 

Marietta Fire Museum The Marietta Fire Museum has many items on display used by the Marietta Fire Department. Inject some learning into Spring Break with the history of these heroes.

Cost: FREE

Time: Open 8am-5pm

Where: 112 Haynes St. Marietta, GA

For more info: http://www.mariettaga.gov/city/fire/museum

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email details to cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

National Park Service “Bibliohunt” at Local Libraries


On April 25, 2015, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is hosting its annual Junior Ranger Day. Junior Ranger Day is the culminating activity of National Park week and is a day celebrating fun and learning about our country’s national park system.

This year, Junior Ranger Day is hosted in partnership with the Cobb County and Atlanta-Fulton County library systems. Children of all ages and families are invited to participate in a free “Bibliohunt” – a book-themed scavenger hunt – that will encourage exploration of the library and increase knowledge of the various environmental, historical, and cultural subjects of national parks.

When the hunt is completed, kids are rewarded with amazing goodies, a certificate, and the title “Junior Ranger”.

In a unique twist, the Bibliohunt will take place in library branches instead of at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park at the following locations:

From 12pm – 2pm

East Atlanta Branch, 400 Flat Shoals Ave., SE Atlanta, GA 30316

 

From 2pm – 4pm:

Charles D. Switzer Public Library 266 Roswell S Marietta, GA 30060
Mountain View Regional 3320 Sandy Plains Rd. Marietta, GA 30066
West Cobb Regional 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane Kennesaw, GA 30126
East Cobb Library 4880 Lower Roswell Rd. Suite 510-B 30068
South Cobb Regional 805 Clay Rd. Mableton, GA 30126

The Junior Ranger Day Bibliohunt is free and open to the public, but is best suited to children between the ages of four to fourteen. Please contact the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park at 770-427-4686 x 0 with any questions or concerns, or visit our website at www.nps.gov/kemo.

 

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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: PDK!

 

Check out our Spring Break edition of EAST COBBER’s Frugal FunMom every day this week. We’ll bring you fun activities and easy ideas to keep the kids busy (and your sanity intact) until the school bell rings. Happy Spring Break East Cobbers! 

Peachtree Dekalb Airport Park – Play on airplane themed playgrounds and watch planes land and take off. Pack lunch and have a picnic in the gazebo!

Cost: Free

Time: All day

Where: 2000 Airport Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341

For More Info: http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/pdkairport/index.asp

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email details to cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!