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7.3.15

Eyes to the sky. Shallowford Free Will Baptist Church on Shallowford Road.

 

 

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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trips this Week: July 4-10

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Just like Uncle Sam, we want YOU! to have fun this Fourth of July week! You can kick the week off with an Independence Day Celebration at Marietta Square and follow it up with a trail adventure, a museum exhibit, and much more. Don’t let the heat get the best of you -have fun with your kids for free!

Saturday, July 4

Fourth of July Celebration! Celebrate America’s independence at the city of Marietta’s Fourth of July Celebration. The celebration begins at 10 am with the Marietta Freedom Parade and then features carnival games, free concerts,  an arts and crafts show, food, and (of course) fireworks. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 10:30 pm

Location: Marietta Square, Glover Park and Historic Marietta Square, 50 Park Square, Marietta, 30060

For more info: http://www.marietta.com/fourth-of-july

 

Sunday, July 5

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A Hiking Adventure! Sope Creek Park offers over 3 miles of hiking, mountain biking and running trails. The Sope Creek Trail travels to the ruins of a paper mill destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War. Beside the ruins, Sope Creek flows wide and shallow, coursing through angular shoals under a canopy of trees towards the wide Chattahoochee River just downstream. 

Cost: $3 for a day long parking pass

Time: 9 am – 10 pm

Location: Sope Creek, National Park Service, 3760 Paper Mill Rd SE, Marietta, 30067

For more info: http://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/a-getaway-close-to-home-sope-creek/


Monday, July 6 

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Monday Family Movie! Families with children of all ages are invited to Monday Family Movies. This week’s family movie is Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Feel free to bring snacks, dress in your PJs, and have fun! Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Cost: Free

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068

For more info: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/monday-family-movies-2/2015-07-13/


Tuesday, July 7

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Splash into Fun! Escape the heat with a trip to East Roswell’s Spray Station! This premier sprayground offers lots of fun and extravagant features for kids and toddlers to splash around in for hours.

Cost: $2 per person

Time: 10 am7 pm

Location: Spray Station at East Roswell Park, 9000 Fouts Road, Roswell

For more info: roswellgov.com


Wednesday, July 8

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Anne Frank in the World. This exhibit tells the story of young Anne Frank, from her days of freedom in the 1930s to her hiding with her family in Amsterdam, to her 1945 death in the Bergen-Belson concentration camp. Watch a 28-minute video, “The Short Life of Anne Frank”, which includes the only known footage of Anne Frank. This powerful, moving exhibit provides your family a chance to learn, explore, share and remember the history and lessons of the Holocaust and its continued relevance today.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Anne Frank in the World Exhibit, Park Side Shopping Center, 5920 Roswell Road, Suite 209, Sandy Springs, 30328

For more info: http://www.annefrankexhibitsandysprings.org/

 

Thursday, July 9

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Down by the Sea! Take an imaginary outing to the beach at the Southern Museum as part of the Mommy & Me Preschool Program. Designed for preschool age children ages three to five-years-old and their caregivers, the Museum’s history, themes and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 11:30 pm

Location: The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, 30144

For more info: http://www.southernmuseum.org/school-programs/mommy-me/

 

Friday, July 10

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Bird Bingo! Come to Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy Bird bingo. Bird bingo is a fun way to learn about the varieties of birds that call Kennesaw Mountain home year round. Great for kids 5-10 years old.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 11 am

Location: Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. Kennesaw, 30152

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

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Pregnancy Loss &/or infertility support group meets monthly

A support group for Pregnancy Loss &/or Infertility meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Attend to gain and show support for others struggling with infertility or the loss of a baby.

Location: Healthy Spines Initiative Inc., 1360 Powers Ferry Rd. Suite A100 Marietta 30067. For more information call 678-761-0361.

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Marietta Derby Darlins Announce Fourth Home Bout of the Season

Local favorites the Marietta Derby Darlins will be hosting their fourth home bout of their fourth season at Hot Wheels Skate Center in Woodstock, Georgia, on July 19th, 2015.

The Marietta Derby Darlins Allstars will be facing off against the Chattanooga Rollergirls from Chattanooga, Tennessee. This will be the first time these teams have competed against each other, so it’s anyone’s game!

The modern sport of roller derby is a fast-paced, full contact team sport that requires athleticism, speed, and strategy. The athletes take it very seriously, and dedicate a large portion of their time to practice and training. There are official sanctioning bodies with regional, national, and even international competition. Play is governed by a defined rules set and enforced by referees and officials.

The bout will begin at 7:30 P.M. Doors open at 6:45 P.M.

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Smithsonian magazine announces 11th annual Museum Day Live!

 

Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, September 26 the 11th annual Museum Day Live! For one day only, participating museums across the United States, with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

The public can visit smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to learn more, and, beginning in August, download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket grants the ticketholder, and one guest, free access to any participating museum on September 26. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be updated as more museums sign on, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues.

“Museum Day Live! unites a spectacular array of museums across the country around Smithsonian’s commitment to make knowledge accessible to everyone,” says Stephen Giannetti, Chief Revenue Officer of Smithsonian Enterprises. “This year we hope to welcome more guests to experience a cultural institution in their area.”

Museums in all 50 states have signed up to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s 2015 Museum Day Live!, the largest event of its kind. Over 1,300 museums are expected to participate this year. Museum Day Live! is sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and GEICO.

For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive.

 

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Fourth of July Festivities!

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Our nation’s birthday is celebrated coast to coast with fireworks, picnics and festivals. Metro Atlanta is no different. Several cities have Fourth of July events that offer a fun time for your family. Here are some great ways to celebrate Independence Day that are just a short drive away from East Cobb:

 

ACWORTH – July 4
Concert and Fireworks sponsored by The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association. Live music will start at 4pm. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30pm. Food vendors will be on site. Free admission. Free shuttle service starting at noon available from Downtown Acworth. Located at Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 4425 Beach Street, Acworth 30101. More info: 770-917–1234 or  visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

ALPHARETTA- July 4
Celebrate July 4th with family and friends at Wills Park! Entertainment and children’s activities will be   on the lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center from 6-9pm. Food vendors will be located throughout the park from 6-10pm (cash only please). Food selections include hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque, ice cream, shaved/Italian ice, and more! Bring your lawn chairs and sit back to watch our spectacular fireworks show at dusk. Located at Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta. More info: 678-297-6130 or www.alpharetta.ga.us.

DUNWOODY– July 4
Annual Dunwoody Salutes America Fourth of July Parade hosted by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper. Begins at 9am at the Mount Vernon Shopping Center. Features marching bands, local personalities, and floats. Festival with live  entertainment, activities, children’s area, and Dunwoody United Methodist Boy Scout barbeque follows at Dunwoody Village: 5483 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. This year’s theme: Celebrating our Beginnings. More info: 770-354-7653 or www.dunwoodyga.org

EAST COBB – July 3
Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) hosts a Membership Appreciation Day which features fireworks at  dusk. IHCC allows the community to come by and grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy the fireworks  extravaganza. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb.

Please note: For the safety of members, guests, and community, Indian Hills Country Club is enforcing a strict policy of no personal fireworks. Anyone shooting off personal fireworks will be escorted off the property by Cobb County police who will be on duty Friday night. 

KENNESAW – July 3
Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment from 6-10pm. From the United States Air Force Band of the West’s high-energy Concert Band to the sounds of Departure, the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, audiences will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. Free admission. Blankets, chairs and coolers allowed. Tables for 6 available for rent at $75. Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol. Concert begins at 7:30pm at The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesawjuly3.com.

MARIETTA – July 4
Fourth in the Park celebration presented by Marietta Parks and Recreation. Marietta Freedom Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at North Marietta Parkway. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale at 9:30pm in Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.

POWDER SPRINGS – July 4
20th Annual Independence Day Celebration. Bring your chairs and blankets, relax, eat mouth-watering delights while enjoying entertainment on the big stage, let the kids play on a variety of interactive  inflatable activities, then get ready for a tremendous patriotic program delivered by Mayor Pat Vaughn and finally end with a phenomenal fireworks show! Celebrate from 4-10pm. Powder Springs Town Square, 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs. More info: 770-423-1330 or www.cityofpowdersprings.org.

ROSWELL – July 4
16th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza presented by City of Roswell. Live entertainment, children’s  carnival, and food. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Band performances at 6pm and 7:30pm. Fireworks begin at dark. Sweet Apple Elementary School, 12025 Etris Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellgov.com.

WOODSTOCK –July 4
Stars and Strikes July 4th Spectacular begins at 10am with a parade that starts and ends at Woodstock Elementary School, 230 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock. Food vendors, children’s activities, musical  entertainment, and crafts until 3pm at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, downtown Woodstock. Fireworks begin at dusk behind the Target Shopping Center at Hwy 92 and I-575. More info: www.woodstockparksandrec.com.

 

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Food, fireworks and fun – It’s the Fourth of July! Community Events July 3 – 9.

 

The Fourth of July holiday is here with plenty of food, fun and fireworks to go around! Keep the fun going all week long with these events. For more local event ideas and activities, check out our online calendar HERE.

July 3

Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) hosts a Membership Appreciation Day which features fireworks at dusk. IHCC invites the community to come by and grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy the fireworks extravaganza. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb.

Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment from 6-10pm. From the United States Air Force Band of the West’s high-energy Concert Band to the sounds of Departure, the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, audiences will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. Free admission. Blankets, chairs and coolers allowed. Tables for 6 available for rent at $75. Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol. Concert begins at 7:30pm at The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesawjuly3.com.

 

 

July 4

Fourth in the Park celebration presented by Marietta Parks and Recreation. Marietta Freedom Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at North Marietta Parkway. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale at 9:30pm in Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.

Stars and Strikes July 4th Spectacular begins at 10am with a parade that starts and ends at Woodstock Elementary School, 230 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock. Food vendors, children’s activities, musical entertainment, and crafts until 3pm at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, downtown Woodstock. Fireworks begin at dusk behind the Target Shopping Center at Hwy 92 and I-575. More info: www.woodstockparksandrec.com.
Cobb County Republican Picnic. 11:30am-3:30pm. $15 for adults ($10 in advance online) and $5 for children (6-11). Free 5 and under. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-272-0458 or www.cobbgop.org.
For even more July 4th activities, including fireworks displays, click HERE
July 5
Kabbalah Café. Delve into the mystical secrets of Juda¬ism 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. 1 and 3 pm. 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.
July 6
Terrell Mill Junior Open Championships. Junior USTA tennis tournament. Entry fee: $25 singles; $15 doubles per player. Tournament fee includes a $3 (non-refundable) USTA service fee for online or website registration. Terrell Mill Park, 480 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: 770-644-2771.
Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Nationally-renowned puppeteers bring all varieties of puppets and marionettes to the stage for a collection of whimsical and captivating performances. Monday-Saturday: 10am. Additional shows Wednesday and Friday: 1pm. No performance on July 4th. Tickets: $5/person or $30/person for summer pass. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com.
July 7
Tai Chi – Standing: Tuesdays, offered weekly at 2pm and Tai Chi -Seated: Thursdays, offered weekly at 2pm. Cost: $35 monthly fee per program or $10 per class. Please RSVP to 678-439-1177 or email info@alohatoaging.org.

July 8

Salsa Dancing for Beginners with Dalma Bulloch. Marketplace 120 will host Salsa Dancing Classes for Beginners. In this 8 week workshop, learn the basic steps and turns, arm, head and eye coordination of Salsa dancing. 10:30-11:30 am. The first class is FREE! $15 per class. Cost to sign up for all classes, $84 ($12 per class). July 1-August 12, 6-7 pm. Market Place 120, 562 Wylie Road, Suite 24, Marietta. More info: www.marketplace120.com.
July 9
Summer Movie Nights weekly from June 4 through July 30. Movies are Christian-based and rated PG-13. Room 272 (June 4 will be in the Fellowship Hall). Touched by Grace, Confessions of a Prodigal Son, Redemption of the Heart, Last Flight Out, Grace of God and more. No registration required. 7pm. Free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-6561

 

 

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N.Y. man guilty of killing teenaged prostitute

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Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a New York man has been convicted of killing a teenaged prostitute on Jan. 1, 2013.

Jurors deliberated less than three hours Friday afternoon before convicting Ricardo Laron Harris, 35, of Rochester, N.Y., of murdering Yvonne Denise James, 19, in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day 2013 inside her rented room at the Howard Johnson Inn on Delk Road in Marietta.

Mr. Harris was a client of Ms. James’ and was inside her room for about 90 minutes before he dialed 911 to report that someone had been killed. An autopsy found Ms. James died of blunt-force trauma and had been drowned. In addition to malice and felony murder, Mr. Harris was convicted of aggravated battery and concealing a death.

“The defendant is a violent serial offender with a long documented history of assaulting and beating women,” Deputy Chief ADA Jesse Evans said. “I credit Marietta Police detectives for their hard work and dedication on what proved to be a very challenging investigation.”

Cobb Superior Court Judge Robert E. Flournoy III will sentence Mr. Harris at a later date. He faces life in prison plus 30 years.

Roswell attorney Thomas Ford represented the defendant, who has been in custody since Ms. James’ death.

The trial began last Monday with jury selection.

 

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HB 110: Do you know the Fireworks Law?

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With the 4th of July quickly approaching, Cobb County Police Department feels it is important to educate everybody about HB110. This is the recently passed “Fireworks Law” which takes effect July 1, 2015. HB 110 allows for the sale of fireworks in Georgia. This includes statewide sales and cannot be restricted by local governments and their jurisdictions. According to the House Bill, the term “Consumer Fireworks means any small fireworks devices containing restricted amounts of pyrotechnic composition, designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, that comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the United States Consumer Product Safety and additionally shall mean Roman candles.”

Usage of Fireworks

• Fireworks can be used daily between the hours or 10:00 a.m. and midnight. On January 1, July 3, July 4 and December 31, fireworks can be used from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m.

• Fireworks cannot be exploded within 100 yards of a nuclear power facility or a gas station, or a facility that refines, processes, or blends gasoline.

(Source: Cobb County Pens Report)

 

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