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Nominations for 2014 East Cobb Citizen of the Year Award Sought

Do you know an individual who is continually working behind the scenes to enhance East Cobb County and help ensure that it is a  special place to live? If you do, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce is seeking the names of community members who, over the years, have given their time to serve the community and have helped to make East Cobb the distinctive place that it is.

The East Cobb Citizen of the Year award, created by Cobb County service clubs and co-sponsored by the Cobb Chamber Area Council and the East Cobb Business Association, has been presented to extraordinary individuals for the work they have done in East Cobb County. Past recipients include Sunny Walker, Don Johnson, Susan Hampton, Johnny Johnson, and Karen Hallacy to name a few.

And through a continued partnership with Cobb County civic and business organizations and the Cobb Chamber Area Councils, the East Cobb Citizen of the Year Award continues to recognize outstanding, service-minded individuals that have exceptionally impacted East Cobb County.

The individual should demonstrate definable, exceptional deeds that showcase a dedication to making East Cobb County a better place to live, work and play. The individual may have a history of impacting the community, in addition to notable impact throughout the course of this year. The individual should be extremely active and hands-on in a Cobb County community and should be easily considered a role model.

The selection for the East Cobb Citizen of the Year recipient does not have to be a member of a specific organization such as the Cobb  Chamber Area Councils, the Cobb Chamber, or a Cobb County business or civic association.

To nominate an individual for East Cobb Citizen of the Year, one must complete a nomination form. For more information or to request a nomination form contact Tya Dawson, Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Programs, Cobb Chamber of Commerce at 770-859-2341 or email tdawson@cobbchamber.org. All forms must be received by noon, Friday, September 19.

 

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MBCA schedules Fall Open House

MBCA Mt Bethel Christian Academy logo

Meet the MBCA Head of School, Jim Callis, explore classrooms and learn more about Mt. Bethel Christian Academy at the first Open House for the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, November 13 at 10 a.m. The Academy now offers bus transportation to Smyrna, MBCA’s Upper School and Dunwoody/Sandy Springs. Plan now to attend to learn more about MBCA’s Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. For more information, please contact the Academy at (770) 971-0245 or visit www.mtbethelchristian.org

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Pope Band sponsors recycling day

Band Recycling Day will be held at Pope on Saturday, September 6 from 9am-4pm for metal, electronics, paint and paper shredding. A $10 minimum donation is required for unlimited electronics and metal. Additional fees apply for TV and CRT monitors, paint and paper shredding. Pick up available within 10 miles of Pope High School for additional fee. Detailed information can be found at www.popeband.com/recycle. If you have questions, please email mjg6@bellsouth.net and state RECYCLING in subject line for quick response. Proceeds benefit Pope High School Band.

Pope High School is located at 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta, GA 30062.

 

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Keep cool when the calendar’s full! Community Events August 22 – 28.

Consignment sales, concerts, theater productions and more, it’s another week of sizzling summer fun this week in East Cobb. For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.

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: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

Trail Hikes, Every Saturday and Sunday. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members.. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

FREE Chess Matches every Saturday. Hone your chess skills with games every Saturday starting at 3pm, Cool Beans Coffee Roasters (31 Mill St. Marietta, GA 30060) in Marietta Square. There no cost to play, email iJapanesey@Gmail.com or visit www.MariettaChess.com for more information.

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Walks in the garden at Barrington Hall. Share in the garden’s history and learn some gardening tips for your own yard. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855.

 

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

Free Arts and Crafts. at Lakeshore Learning Materials. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

 

August 22
“Cats”
presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening The Lyric’s 35th anniversary season! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is inspired by the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm. Sundays: 2pm. $35-55. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com

Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Junior’s Consignment Sale.Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. Friday: 9:30am-6pm. Saturday: 8am-Noon. Many items half price on Saturday. Due West United Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta. More info: 770-427-3835 or http://www.duewest.org/pages/Community/Consignment_Sale

Mt. Bethel UMC Fall/Winter Consignment Sale. Preview Shopping for volunteers and first time moms Thursday, Aug. 21. Friday: 9:30am-7pm. No children allowed on the sales floor until 12pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.mtbethelccs.com
Romeo and Juliet: Six Very Busy Days presented by Pope Club. Did you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, the “greatest love story of all time” takes place over six days? Romeo and Juliet fall in love, marry, and die all within six days of meeting each other! This show blurs the line between slapstick and educational drama. August 22 & 23: 7pm; August 24: 2pm. Tickets: VIP $15; General Admission: $10; Students: $5. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta. More info: popetheater@gmail.com or popetheater.org.
City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. Art in the street, inflatables for the kids, live music, and of course some award-winning barbeque meat. This year the festival will award over $16,000 in prizes. Free. Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday: 10am-10pm. Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw 30144. More info: 770- 422-9714 or pigsandpeaches.com.
All 4 Kids- East Cobb. Friday: 9:30am (or 8:30am w/$5 Cash for Missions) -8pm. No strollers prior to 11 am. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Accepting Cash, Debit ($1 fee), MasterCard and Visa ($2 fee). No checks.Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta. More info: http://www.all4kids.com/saledetails.htm#mtparan.
Citrus Magic Glover Park Concert Series: John King Band performing country music. Come out for a little bit of live music and fun. Lawn opens at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. General Admission: Free. Tables available for rent. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or mariettaga.gov.
The Blessing Line Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am-Noon. First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Highway 92, Woodstock. More info: 770-926-4428 or info@blessingline.com.
August 23
Summer Stars Concert Series: Jason Thomas. Man in Black tribute to Johnny Cash! Lawn opens at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. General Admission: Free. $25 for table of 8. Rain or shine. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or theartplace.us.
The Sock Hops in Concert. From The Four Seasons to The Four Tops, from The Temptations to The Tokens, The Sock Hops specialize in the four-part harmonies of all your favorites from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Saturday, August 23rd, 7pm at Sprayberry Auditorium. Doors open at 6pm All proceeds benefit John Paty Football fieldhouse. Tickets $20. To purchase go to www.sprayberryfootball.com. For questions, call Wanda Patterson at 770-973-0681.
Hummingbird Banding presented by Smith-Gilbert Gardens (SGG). This is the 4th year SGG has teamed up with Birdwatcher Supply to catch and band hummers! Once the birds have been banded they will sit on your hand for a second or two before flying away, kids love this! Tours of the garden and lessons in beginning bird watching, and fun crafts for children. 8-11am. Admission: Adults $7; Seniors & Active Military: $6; Children 6 – 12: $5; Children 5 and under are free. Smith Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw 30152. More info: 770-919-0248 or smithgilbertgardens.com
Digital Insurance’s 6th Annual DI Dash 5K and 1K Fun Run benefitting Children’s Healthcare. Certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Registration & check-in starts at 6:30am. 5K starts at 7:30am. 1K starts at 8:30am. $25 by August 13. $30 after. $40 on race day. Starts at Marietta Square, 50 N Park Square NE, Marietta. More info: didash.com or active.com.
August 24
Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ benefitting The Drake House, which provides short-term crisis housing to homeless mothers and their children. Taste over 150 unique flavors of homemade ice cream and enjoy ice cream eating and stacking contests, music, face painting and children’s games. 2-4pm. $6/individual. $20/family. Historic Roswell Town Square, 616 Atlanta Street, Roswell (corner of Mimosa Blvd and Marietta Highway). More info: missmarysicecream.org
August 25
2014 Oscar Films. A showing of select Oscar-nominated films will be held every Monday in August. Gravity, Captain Phillips, All Is Lost, and Saving Mr. Banks. 6pm. Free. Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or cobbcat.org
The North Cobb Business Association will host UP-BEAT, United Partners – Business Education Advancing Together on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta. The keynote speaker will be Georgia Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R-West Cobb). To register for the event, visit www.northeastcobbba.com.
August 26
Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia meeting, 7pm, First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church St, Marietta. For the August 2014 meeting the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia will have a presentation by Dianne Bean Barfield on ‘Religious Records and What They Offer the Genealogist’. Dianne is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and is a lifetime member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Dianne is also a member of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia and serves as its Education Coordinator. For more information visit http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/index.htm or contact ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org.

August 27

East Cobb Civic Association Meeting. Open to the public. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: eastcobb.net.

August 28

2014 Casino Night and Silent Auction, to benefit the Northeast Cobb Business Association charities. 5:30-8:30pm. Admission: $25. First Landmark Bank, 307 North Marietta Pkwy NE, Marietta. Register/More info: northeastcobbba.com

READing Paws. This one-on-one program is designed to promote confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. Recommended for grades 1-5. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.readingpaws.org.

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Faith Lutheran Rally Day is September 7

Faith Lutheran Church & School is having a Sunday School and school rally day picnic and on Sunday, September 7. Worship services are at 8 and 11am and the picnic begins at 12:30pm. The community is invited to attend the celebration.  Meat will be provided for the picnic but attendees are encouraged to bring side dishes.

 

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This isn’t about us; it’s about you—the people of East Cobb County. Everybody has a story, and we want to hear yours. If you know of a person, group, or event that should be featured in the pages of or event that should be featured in the pages of the EAST COBBER for any reason, please call 770-640-7070 or e-mail editor@eastcobber.com to let us know.

 

 

 

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An Evening with Jay Leno to benefit ArtsBridge Foundation

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ArtsBridge Foundation, formerly known as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, is pleased to announce An Evening with Jay Leno on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. A benefit to raise funds for ArtsBridge, ArtsBridge Foundation’s education and community engagement program, will precede the evening’s performance.

Through the support of the Foundation, ArtsBridge provides quality arts education and community engagement programs designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and art supporters. Since its inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served over 200,000 students and educators from 30 Georgia counties, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. ArtsBridge programs include field trips to the Cobb Energy Centre for performances by leading local and national arts organizations, Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards, Broadway Master Class Series, workshops, artists-in-schools opportunities and more. Learn more at www.artsbridgega.org/education.

The show is Wednesday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets for the performance are on sale. Attendees have the option of purchasing a VIP ticket package or tickets to the show only.

The VIP ticket package includes prime seating for the show and a pre-show reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. The price for the package is $250.00 per person. Complete information about the VIP package for this fundraiser event can be found at www.artsbridgega.org/foundation . Reservations can be made by calling 770.916.2800; the VIP package is not available thru Ticketmaster.

Tickets, for the performance only, are $200, $105, $73 and $53 plus applicable fees, and may be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or purchased in-person at the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at the Cobb Energy Centre. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., closed on Sundays. The box office is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

 

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Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at Aloha to Aging

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on Tuesday, September 2nd at 10:30 am. Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their caregiver are welcome as the group learns how to cope and live with the diagnosis. Call 678-439-1177 or email info@alohatoaging.org for more information. Meeting held at Aloha To Aging, Inc. 4608 Lower Roswell Rd. Marietta, GA 30068.

 

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Thelma reviews desserts at Vespucci’s restaurant on Canton Road

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It’s Consignment Season! Shop smart and save on kids clothes, toys and gear!

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Shop Rhea Lana’s Consignment Sale through Thursday, 8/21 at Sprayberry Square Shopping Center near LA Fitness.

Are you a bargain hunter when it comes to your kids’ wardrobe or toys? Consignment sales offer everything from strollers, bouncy seats, cribs, any kind of toy you can think of, to diaper bags, bedding, infants’ and kids’ clothes, and maternity clothes. You can also find winter coats, boots, and Halloween costumes. Shoppers can find a wide variety of children’s items that are usually screened for quality, all under one roof. You don’t have to drive around town to different garage sales where it’s a hit-or-miss on what items you might find and in what shape, as the local consignment sales have quality standards. We’ve scouted and scoured our sources to provide EAST COBBER readers a list of upcoming local consignment sales.

August 21-23
Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Junior’s Consignment Sale. Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. Friday: 9:30am-6pm. Saturday: 8am-Noon. Many items half price on Saturday. Due West United  Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta. More info: 770-427-3835 or www.duewest.org/pages/Community/Consignment_Sale

Mt. Bethel UMC Fall/Winter Consignment Sale. Preview Shopping for volunteers and first time moms Thursday, Aug. 21. Friday: 9:30am-7pm. No children allowed on the sales floor until 12pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:  www.mtbethelccs.com
August 22-23
All 4 Kids- East Cobb. Friday: 9:30am (or 8:30am w/$5 Cash for Missions) -8pm. No strollers prior to 11am. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Accepting Cash, Debit ($1 fee), MasterCard and Visa ($2 fee). No checks. Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road,  Marietta. More info: www.all4kids.com/saledetails.htm#mtparan.

The Blessing Line Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am-Noon. First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Highway 92, Woodstock. More info: 770-926-4428 or info@blessingline.com.

September 4-5
Divine Children’s Show Boutique Overstock and Consignment Sale. Preview show Wednesday, September 3, for volunteers, consignors, and new moms. New moms need to register online for Wednesday preview show. Thursday: 9:30am-9pm. Friday:  9:30am-2pm. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: www.dcskids.com

September 5-6
Kids’ Consignment Sale. Thursday (volunteers only): 5-7pm. Friday: 9am-4pm. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or www.peterandpaul.org/childrens-consignment-sales

Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten (RUMCK) Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-2pm. Saturday: 8am-12pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. More info: 770-853-2333 or  www.rumc.com/connect/children/rumck/rumck-consignment-sale

Tots to Tweens Consignment Sale. Multiple Club & those with a Friends and Family Pass Friday: 7pm-9pm and Saturday: 8:30am. Open to public: Saturday: 9am-2pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 678-453-6993 or www.nowamom.org/Consignment_Sale_TUC7.php

September 11-13
Lil’ Lambs Closet. Thursday: $5 Public preview: 6-8pm. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund, Children’s Ministry, and Weekday Ministry. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Childcare available with reservations. More info: 770-429-7850 ext. 7860 or 7858, or www.lil-lambs.org

September 12-13
KinderMart Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9:30am- 8pm. No strollers before 11am. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Many items ½ price on Sat. Benefits Smyrna FUMC Preschool/Kindergarten. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna. More info: www.kindermartsale.com

The Children’s Garden Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am- 6pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5240 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-5999 or eastcobbcoc.org.

 

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