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                                                                                 Drs. Michael & Azita Mansouri
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  Fourth of July Festivities PAGE 22 | New School Superintendent Named PAGE 25 | Senior Swimmer Goes For Gold PAGE 57
Take A River Adventure PAGE 15 | Community Calendar/Summer Fun Guide PAGE 22-33 | Georgia Symphony Orchestra PAGE 23

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         PuBLiSheR’S NOTe
                                                                                                     On the Cover
                                                  School’s out and it’s time for some summer        Featured on the cover this
                                            fun! In this edition, we’ve packed the pages full    month are Dr. Michael Mansouri
                                            of local activities and resources to help you plan
                                                                                                 and Dr. Azita Mansouri , owners
                                            an enriching summer for you, you kids and your
                                                                                                 of Marietta Family Dental Care.
                                            family! I take pride in the comprehensive listings
                                            we’ve collected on the camps, vacation bible         They are photographed in front
                                            schools, and special events unique to East Cobb      of their newly built, state-of-the-
                                            —or at least a short ride to get to. Check out       art building. A graduate of
                                            eastcobber.com‘s sports & rec blog as well as        Walton High School, Dr. Michael
                                            the kids & family blog for even more family field    Mansouri is a long-time East
                                            trip ideas! In our commitment to build a sense       Cobb resident and has practiced
                                            of community in East Cobb, EAST COBBER is
                                                                                                 dentistry with his wife in East
                                            partnering with the East Cobb YMCA to create
                                                                                                 Cobb since 2008. “I’m proud to
“Playdates in the Park.” Every Tuesday, 10-11:15am, we’ll be at the East Cobb Park,
offering a fun and free activity for the kiddos. I am doing this because, with three             say that this is my hometown,
children, I know how important it is to get out and do something during the summer.              and that is why I came back to
I hope we create some special summer memories for you and your family. See page 33               East Cobb. I wanted to help my
for more information on this fun and free program.,                                              patients, help the community,
      In this world of hype and celebrity, many young men and women are searching for            and I also want to raise my family
role models. Many of us are lucky to have role models within reach and that we can truly         here because I love East Cobb,”
be inspired by. Moms and dads are the most obvious heroes for us to emulate. The people          says Dr. Michael Mansouri.
featured in this edition — from Drs. Azita and Michael Mansouri, local dentists that are
raising the bar for service and quality in dentistry to the Wood Acre students participating        The husband and wife
in a play at the Fox Theatre to Sue Otteson featured in our story, “Senior Swimmer Goes          practice is a partnership of
For Gold” — all are excellent examples of role models right here in our own backyard,            experienced, skilled dentists
young and older, within our reach. There’s a lot of “good” we can learn from our fellow          supported by a knowledgeable
East Cobbers featured in this issue: hard work, passion, and persistence. These are the          team of veteran dental profes-
keys to doing uncommonly well. I hope after reading this edition, like every edition, you        sionals. “I am proud of our
will not only learn a little bit more about what is going on in our community but also be
                                                                                                 superstar team that offers a
inspired by the people that make East Cobb such a great place to live!
                                                                                                 full range of care from
     Speaking of role models, I was fortunate to have a father who made time for me and          preventative dentistry through
enjoyed being with me (and my four other siblings). Like a lot of fathers, he may never “go
                                                                                                 cosmetic smile makeovers,” says
down in history” nor did he make a lot of money, but his quiet and steadfast love for his
                                                                                                 Dr. Azita. Marietta Family Dental
family combined with his humble acts of helping others, caring for the community, a deep
faith in God, always doing your best and his strong patriotism are priceless gifts that influ-   Care is committed to quality
ence who I am and what I do to this day. Now that I, and my very helpful husband, are            dental care at affordable prices.
raising three children, I am keenly aware of these values he instilled in me and try my best     The combination of state-of-
to pass these valuable lessons on to my children.                                                the-art equipment and talented
                                                                                                 dentists and hygienists provides
    Happy Father’s Day! Have a great summer!                                                     their patients with the highest
                                                                                                 quality dental care in the area.
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Founder/Publisher                                                                                consultation. Marietta Family
cynthia@eastcobber.com                                                                           Dental Care is located at 4720
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www.eastcobber.com                                         EAST COBBER                                                            June/July 2011 5
    East Cobb Dentists Open a New State of the Art Facility

      East Cobbers may have noticed a new building recently                 The new facility allows them to offer most procedures under
raised at the site of Marietta Family Dental Care, P.C., 4720          one roof, including root canals and implants, saving their patients
Lower Roswell Road. Drs. Azita and Michael Mansouri are proud          the time, expense and anxiety of seeking treatment in multiple
to announce the opening of the new home of their practice and          offices. Dr. Michael is licensed to perform oral sedation as well.
welcome the community to visit their brand new, state-of-the-art            Drs. Azita and Michael are passionate about giving back to
facility.                                                              the East Cobb community. They sponsor various athletic teams
    The husband and wife team of Drs. Azita and Michael                at Walton, Sope Creek and Dickerson schools and members of
Mansouri have practiced dentistry in East Cobb since 2008.             their staff are often found speaking at area elementary schools
Formerly housed in a 1950s-era converted home, the Mansouris           about oral health and hygiene.
were delighted to build a more modern facility in essentially the           They are also active participants in “Dentistry from the
backyard of the former building. The grand opening was held on         Heart,” a non-profit organization that provides free dental care.
May 9, 2011.                                                           The Mansouris plan to host a Dentistry from the Heart event at
      The interior was designed by Dr. Azita and the Mansouris         their new office this fall.
said their goal was to give patients a “cozy, homey feeling” with          Drs. Azita and Michael have recently been inducted into
patient comfort as the foremost concern. Patients who consider         the Hinman Dental Society and are members of the American
a trip to the dentist as relaxing as, well, a root canal, will enjoy   Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association,
Temper-Pedic cushioning and an entertainment station at every          American Dental Education Association, Academy of General
chair, the soothing sounds of water features throughout the office     Dentistry and Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Michael graduated
and even a refreshment center while they wait.                         from Walton High School and received his DMD degree from
     The music and movie option in the entertainment center is         Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Azita received her
particularly useful during longer procedures and includes Bose         DMD degree from University of Florida College of Dentistry.
noise-cancelling headsets, allowing patients to focus on the                 Marietta Family Dental Care offers all general family den-
music instead of the dentistry.                                        tistry procedures for patients ages three and up. Cosmetic pro-
      New technology is an integral part of this state-of-the-art      cedures including Invisalign are also offered. They accept most
facility and patients will see the difference during even a routine    PPO insurance plans and offer payment plans and third party
visit. With their new camera system, the Drs. Mansouri are able        financing for those without insurance.
to immediately share digital images of patients’ teeth on a com-            For more information or to schedule an appointment, con-
puter screen, eliminating the often awkward maneuvering of a           tact the patient coordinator at 770-973-8222 or visit them
tiny mirror in a patient’s mouth.                                      online at www.naturalsmile.biz.

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                                 Eastvalley Student Reads
                           All Newberry Award-Winning Books
                                         Mason Favro, a fifth              for their grade level. In addition, the school honors students
                                   grade student at Eastvalley             who pass over ten Newberry books with an Accelerated
                                   Elementary School in East               Reader test score of 80% at an end-of-year assembly. This
                                   Cobb County, has achieved               year the school will honor nineteen students, the highest
                                   the distinction of reading all          number of winners ever.
                                   89 Newberry Award books. It                  Not to be satisfied with only reading 40 Newberry
                                   is believed that Mason is the           Award books (the cumulative goal for his grade level), Mason
                                   first Cobb County student to
                                                                           embarked upon a challenge from his father, Christopher
                                   achieve this goal.
                                                                           Favro, to read all 89 award winners. Of course, the equal
                                     The Newberry Medal                    challenge was locating all 89 books. Mason says his favorite
                                was established in 1921 and                is the very first book he read, The Story of Mankind.
                                is awarded annually by the
                                                                                Mason’s father, while acknowledging that this accom-
                                Association of Library Service
                                to Children, a division of the             plishment is remarkable, believes that “it could not have been
s Mason Favro                                                              done without the support of the school’s library staff. They
                                American Library Association,
for the most distinguished children’s book published the                   have been a source of encouragement and enthusiasm for
previous year. The winning book for 2011 is Over Manifest                  Mason throughout his journey.” To honor both Mason and the
Moon by Clare Vanderpool.                                                  school, Favro and his wife are in the process of donating a
                                                                           new collection of Newberry titles in Mason’s name.
     Eastvalley Elementary is recognized for its strong reading
program. To encourage students to read, the school sponsors                    “Mason is a role model for other students. He set a
a program known as the Eastvalley Reading Club. At the end                 goal and persevered until he accomplished that goal. It is
of each semester the school hosts a celebratory breakfast for              an honor to have such a hardworking student at Eastvalley
all the students who achieved a point threshold appropriate                Elementary,” says Principal Karen Wacker.

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        Wood Acres Students to Perform at The Fox Theatre
                                                                       boys—took the stage at The Strand for Music Man, Jr. That’s
                                                                       nearly half of the 84 kids who are enrolled in the eligible
                                                                       4th through 8th grades. When Dowdy encouraged students
                                                                       to attend the TOTS auditions, seven students took the chal-
                                                                       lenge, singing “Any Dream Will Do” solo and dancing for
                                                                       Broadway director Norbert Joerder. Five were cast in Joseph,
                                                                       and seventh-grader Ben Drabik also was cast in TOTS’ July
                                                                       production of Fiddler on the Roof.
                                                                          “I had to beg Ben to be in our first school production,”
                                                                       Dowdy said. “In April, he performed the lead role in Music
                                                                       Man, Jr.”
                                                                            In Joseph, the children sing in almost every song. The
                                                                       Old Testament tale is told through a cornucopia of musi-
                                                                       cal styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-
s Wood Acres School drama students, (from left) Mackenzie              gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, written by the legendary team of
Clark, elizabeth Perryman, emma Dowdy, Ben Drabik, and                 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Ben and sixth grad-
Makenzie Clark, will appear at The Fox in June.                        ers Mackenzie Clark, Makenzie Dixon, Emma Dowdy, and
                                                                       Elizabeth Perryman will be onstage for most of the show.
    When Theater of the Stars (TOTS) presents Joseph and                   The Wood Acres School is located at 1772 Johnson Ferry
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Fox Theatre in                Road in East Cobb. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
June, ten percent of the 50-member children’s chorus will be           Dreamcoat runs Tuesday, June 21, through Sunday, June 26.
from a small, private East Cobb school.                                Fiddler on the Roof runs July 19-24, 2011. Tickets:
     The budding performers are the product of an all-volun-           www.ticketmaster.com or 404-252-8960.
teer musical theater program started just two years ago at
The Wood Acres School, when Head of School Judy Thigpen
and parent Neeahtima Dowdy—both frustrated performers—
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              PTA Co-President Thanks Her Fellow Leaders
                             By Abby Shiffman, East Cobb County Council of PTAs Co-President

     For the past two years I have served as Co-President            Being that it is a 100% volunteer organization I would
for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs (ECCC PTA).            like to publicly thank my entire Board of Directors and all of
It has been an honor serving the PTA Membership for all         the Presidents of the local units. I also want to thank each
35 Cobb County schools in East Cobb. But I have not             Principal at our schools. It is only with their support that our
done it alone. I have had the pleasure of working with an       PTAs can do what we do for the children. Always remember
Executive Committee, a Board of Directors and all of the PTA/   that IT IS FOR THE CHILDREN!
PTSA Presidents of their respective schools.                         Thank you to my Executive Board & Board Of Directors:
     This year has been especially tough for many PTAs          Irene Barton, Karen Hallacy, Stephanie Daniels, Pamela Kent,
with budget cuts not only to our schools but also in gen-       Lynne Cherrington, Cindy Brown, Amie Fann and Laurie
eral throughout many of our individual lives. Parents have      Rashidi, Wendy Stewart, Monica Anschel, Stephanie Holden,
lost jobs, have had pay cuts, and many have gone back           Dawn Cone, Tracey Handzel, Heather Held, Heather Rees,
to work or taken on a second job. Many of the PTAs have         Patti Chartash, Yvonne Single, Joanne Prince, Katy Harper,
had decreased membership which decreases the funds with         Beth Russell , Stacy Wolff, Julia Smith, Charlie Brown.
which each individual PTA can bring the programs and                Thank you to all of the schools below as well as their
enhancements of curriculum to the school.                       PTA Presidents:
     Most of the schools in our area only ask for $5 to join         Lassiter High School (HS): Karen Gusman; Kell HS:
the PTA. Please consider joining your child’s, grandchild’s,    Michele Sutcliffe; Mabry Middle School (MS): Beth Anderson
neighborhood children’s PTA to help support what the PTA is     & Jaya Padmanabhan; McCleskey MS: Tracy Duncan &
doing within each of the schools. Just because you join does    Jill McManigal; Davis Elementary School (ES): Aliedra
not mean you have to also volunteer. If you have the time       Gonzalez; Garrision Mill ES: Melissa White & Asana Bowman;
to help out when asked, that would be wonderful. The PTA        Keheley ES: Heather Mayne & Teyanna Henry; Nicholson
is a 100% volunteer organization but please remember it is      ES: Mirla Bigda; Rocky Mount ES: Sandi Thompkins & Meg
from you becoming a member of the PTA that each school          Hellerstedt; Pope HS: Karen Ponticelli & Joyce Bahorich;
benefits.                                                       Dodgen MS: Marge Cavitt, & Jacqui Willey; Hightower Trail
                                                                MS: Beth Russell & Susan Welborn; Mountain View ES:
                                                                Susan Bain & Joann McClure; Murdock ES: Missy Benjamin
                                                                & Nicole Williams; Shallowford Falls ES: Maureen Heam &
                                                                Amy Urowski; Tritt ES: Adria Ward; Sprayberry HS: Debbie
                    silvafm@silvapiano.com                      Aloisio; JJ Daniell MS: Melissa Hewitt & Anita Hagins
                                                                Jones; Simpson MS: Dawn Powers & Leita Von Hoffmann;
                                                                Addison ES: Sallie White & Lori Garduque; Bells Ferry ES:
                                                                Matt Walczak; Blackwell ES: Kelli Price & Maria Huggins;
                                                                Kincaid ES: Susan McCullough & Kim McMasters; Walton
                                                                HS: Heather Rees; Dickerson MS: Arzu Ozyazgan & Paulette
                                                                Farley; East Side ES: Toria Peterson & Jill Butler; Mt. Bethel
                                                                ES: Linda Zeiher & Alison Paul; Sope Creek ES: Sarah
                                                                Graves; Timber Ridge ES: Kristin Salisbury & Robyn Powell;
                                                                Wheeler HS: Rochelle Smith & Lisa Squires; East Cobb MS:
                                                                Barbara Dyck & Alison Agnew; Brumby: Shalisha McCoy;
                                                                Eastvalley ES: Tai Terry & Becki Goodloe; Powers Ferry ES:
                                                                Saida McCoy; Sedalia Park ES: Susan Egbert.
                                                                    I wish all of you the best in the coming year as I move to
                                                                the Past President and Advisor.
                                                                                           Abby has lived in Cobb County
                                                                                      for 21 years. She is married to Ken
                                                                                      and the mother of Rachel who attends
             FRee LeSSON AND iNTeRvieW                                                Pebblebrook High School and Aaron
              770-565-7177                                                            who attends East Cobb Middle School.
                                                                                      She was ECCC co-president for the
 east Cobb location: 1518 Blackwell Rd - Marietta 30066
                                                                                      2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school
                www.silvapiano.com                                                    years.

10 June/July 2011                                       EAST COBBER                                          www.eastcobber.com
  Cobb Libraries Offer
Summer Reading Program
     Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as
Cobb public library staff presents the travel themed Summer
Reading Program. The library system has more than 700
programs and activities scheduled this summer to celebrate
reading and encourage the development of lifelong literacy                         Queen of Hearts in Marietta is
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pet shows, book discussions and other activities. The 2011              with quality antique and vintage furniture, collectibles and one-of-a-kind art and
                                                                  treasures along with stylish indoor/outdoor room décor. Our dynamic store with excellent
Summer Reading Program begins June 1 and ends July 31,            foot traffic offers space to more than 100 merchants and we're conveniently located near
with an end of summer reading celebration scheduled for            Town Center Mall- At the corner of E. Piedmont and Canton Rd next to Old Time Pottery.
Saturday, August 13.                                                               678-453-0600 • 2949 Canton Road
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Forms can be picked up at library branches, downloaded            Queen of Hearts . . . the best collection of creative, resourceful
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from the Web site, cobbcounty.org/library, or submitted            with quality merchandise and service that’s second to none.
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www.eastcobber.com                                       EAST COBBER                                                                June/July 2011 11
                  waterSmart Announces Winning Classes
                for Fourth Annual Rain Barrel of Fun Contest
                                                                                                 W The Supreme Water Barrel Award
                                                                                                 went to Ms. Linda Barnwell’s second
                                                                                                 grade class from Addison elementary.
                                                                                                 Pictured at left are: (Back row:)
                                                                                                 ishaan Chaubey, Christian Galoppe,
                                                                                                 Brian Lozano, Jovanny Duran, Mitchell
                                                                                                 Campbell, Dylan hunt, Preston Todd,
                                                                                                 R J Weston, Riley Maloney. (On
                                                                                                 the bench:) emmie Riley, Keira
                                                                                                 Mcintyre, Zoe hoban, hannah ellis,
                                                                                                 Kimberly Portes, Catherine Lovello,
                                                                                                 isabel espinosa, Stephanie Cisneros,
                                                                                                 Christiana Mundt. (On the ground:)
                                                                                                 Lily Kellar, emma Tonge, Malcolm

          The Junior Water Warriors
  Award went to Ms. Jennie Dang’s
 third grade students from Murdock
  elementary. Pictured at right are:
      (Back row, l-r) Shai Amir, Ryan
   Finke, Andrew Barner, Noa Amir,
    Carmen hink, Megan Alexander,
     ivan Lekarov, Leanne hembree,
 Jada Long. (Front row, l-r) Thomas
       Ash, Noah Assam, Dot Cloud,
  haleigh Schmidt, Drew Yalen, and
                      John Andruszko.

      Two East Cobb classrooms were recently crowned winners          Other participating schools included Brumby, Ford, Nickajack,
in the 2011 Rain Barrel of Fun program through waterSmart – a         Powers Ferry, Riverside, Sedalia Park and Shallowford Falls.
conservation education campaign supported by Cobb County-                  Teachers and students were given just over a month to
Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) and Cobb County Water                build, design and complete their rain barrels, all while encour-
System. Ms. Linda Barnwell’s second grade class from Addison          aging the rest of their respective student bodies to save water.
Elementary was awarded with the Supreme Rain Barrel Award.            Supplies to make and decorate the rain barrels were provided by
Addison’s uniquely designed rain barrel depicted the stages of        CCMWA and Cobb County Water System.
a plant’s life and how water is an integral part of the life cycle.         “Teaching our youth about water conservation is an impor-
Ms. Barnwell’s class received top scores for creativity, artistic     tant aspect of ensuring our resources are preserved for when we
ability and teamwork.                                                 need them most,” said Kathy Nguyen, senior project manager of
     The Junior Water Warriors Award went to Ms. Jennie               Cobb County Water System. “All participating students are win-
Dang’s third grade students from Murdock Elementary for dem-          ners because they were able to learn the value of water conser-
                                                                      vation in a fun and interactive way.”
onstrating the greatest effort in teaching others about water
conservation. Ms. Dang’s class created the campaign, “Murdock                The waterSmartSM program was initiated by the Cobb
Makes a Change,” and promoted water conservation messages             County-Marietta Water Authority in 2000 to educate their ser-
through songs, skits and persuasive papers.                           vice area residents of all ages about the importance of indoor
                                                                      and outdoor water conservation and to help encourage sustain-
     More than 200 children from nine Cobb County elementary          able, year-round conservation, regardless of climate conditions.
and intermediate schools participated in the contest, which empha-    For more information on water conservation and waterSmart,
sized teamwork and creativity to learn about the value of water.      visit www.waterSmart.net.

12 June/July 2011                                             EAST COBBER                                           www.eastcobber.com
           Local Author                                                  Walker Student Named
       at East Cobb Library                                               National Winner of
                                                                             Science Fair
                              The public is invited to meet East
                         Cobb author Jonathan W. Jordan and                                     Timmy Riordan, a sixth-grade stu-
                         learn about World War II history at the                           dent at The Walker School, has been
                         East Cobb Library on Thursday, June                               named one of two National Winners
                         16, at 12:30pm. Jordan’s presenta-                                in the 2011 National Association of
                         tion is entitled Eisenhower, Patton,                              Independent Schools Virtual Science
                         Bradley, and the Allied Conquest in                               Fair. Each Walker Middle School
                         Europe. The event presents a unique                               sixth grade student completed a sci-
                         opportunity for history enthusiasts                               ence fair project and the winners of
                         of all ages to talk to a nationally-                              the local competition advanced to the
                         recognized author and scholar. There                              national round. As the national win-
s Jonathan W. Jordan                                                 s Timmy Riordan
                         is no cost to attend. Participants                                ner, Timmy competed internationally
are encouraged to bring a light lunch and enjoy a discussion                               against 800 students from over 290
on these three military leaders and their impact on the out-         teams and 17 countries. Timmy tied for third place in the
come of World War II. Copies of the author’s new critically          international competition. The title of Timmy’s science fair
acclaimed book, Brothers, Rivals, Victors, will also be on sale.     project is, “The Rate and Method of Heat Transfer and Water
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cobb County             Vaporization in a Water and Oil Solution.”
Public Library System.
      Jordan, an attorney at the Atlanta-based law firm, King
& Spalding LLP is the author of the award-winning book, Lone
                ,                                                                                 Rose Garden
Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the
Shaping of the American West (Potomac Books 2007), a con-                                          Montessori
tributing author to The Armchair Reader: World War II and The
Armchair Reader: The Amazing Book of World History, and the
editor of the Library of Texas edition of To the People of Texas.
                                                                                                      Bunches of Fun!
                                                                                                      “Summer Sensation”
     The East Cobb Library, part of the Cobb County Public                                                 Enrolling Ages
Library System, is located in the Parkaire Shopping Center                                               6 weeks-12 years
at 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, in Marietta,
Georgia. More information about this event and the library
                                                                                                   Week of camp when your child
can be obtained at http://www.cobbcat.org or by calling
                                                                                                      comes for four weeks!
(770) 509-2730.

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       Kennesaw State University Leads with Academy for
            Inclusive Learning and Social Growth
                                                          By Diana Schwartz
                                    Launched in 2009, the             System of Georgia’s 35 colleges and universities.”
                               Academy for Inclusive Learning              Harry credited Jill Sloan, the part time coordinator, with
                               and Social Growth marked May           greasing the wheels of progress. “Her enthusiasm and tenac-
                               11 with their first graduates.         ity has seen us through some tough times, but being able to
                               The pilot program provides an          bring this opportunity has been a dream for many families
                               inclusive college experience to        and to have gotten the first group through is quite an accom-
                               students with developmental            plishment. Harry added that “the attitude at Kennesaw
                               disabilities that often limit intel-   about the program was most amazing; from the President to
                               lectual achievement and make           the Provost and every other program director, full support was
                               transitioning from high school to      there from the get-go.”
                               traditional employment opportu-
                                                                           Stern and Sloan created a community advisory panel
                               nities challenging.
                                                                      of 30 executives and transition specialists. The strength of
                                     As director of this program,     the program comes from “person-centered planning”, which
s Dr. harry Stern               East Cobb resident, Dr. Harry         charts the course of interests of each participant and works
                                Stern, has worked to develop          to prepare students with job shadowing on campus. Campus
the program with a Governor’s Council on Developmental                mentors help these students navigate around the campus and
Disabilities 3- year rolling grant and the University of              the academics. Social mentoring helps bridge the traditional
Georgia system’s support. Dr. Harry Stern, director of KSU’s          and disabled communities while encouraging vital social skills
Academy says, “The incredible support of the administration           needed to be successful.
and faculty has been inspirational. This diverse and inclusive             Beyond on-campus employment, a recent graduate
program has been both welcomed and encouraged.”                       has been offered a position at an area pre-school. Those
      Stern continues, “As the program continues to grow,             opportunities secure support for both the UGA system and
plans for 2012 call for enrolling additional students in the          the community. On the horizon for fall of 2011 are plans
Academy. Although KSU is the first in Georgia to develop a            for inclusive living arrangements on campus that will allow
program like this one, one of our goals is to collaborate with        students to be able to live in dorms like traditional students.
colleges from across the state to create a consortium dedi-           For more information, contact jsloan6@kennesaw.edu or visit
cated to replicating the program throughout the University            www.kennesaw.edu/chhs/centers/aiae.

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                  Take a River Adventure in Atlanta’s Backyard
      Calling all River Rats! Imagine your worries melting                                    Canoe trips began in May and run Saturdays and
away as you float serenely down the Chattahoochee at dusk.                               Sundays starting at 6pm and run until dusk. During June,
As you unwind, you might encounter a beaver, herons fishing                              July and August, they will run on Saturdays at 8:30am and
for food, darting kingfishers, gliding hawks or other wildlife                           6pm and Sundays at 6pm. The cost of these two and a half
as you casually paddle down the Chattahoochee River. If you                              hour trips is $30 for general public and $25 for members of
are interested in a complete escape while learning about the                             the Chattahoochee Nature Center. All equipment is provided.
ecology and history of the Chattahoochee River Watershed,                                Participants must be able to swim and paddle their own
the Nature Center’s River Canoe Trips are your ticket to                                 canoe, and be at least 6 years old. No prior canoeing experi-
both. Join their trained naturalists and guides for an inter-                            ence is necessary. Pre-registration is required.
active, sunset or sunrise voy-                                                                                            Select Fridays are available
age down the Chattahoochee                                                                                          for families, date nights and
River. Learn interesting facts                                                                                      special discount trips. All trips
about the river, one of their
                                                                                                                    are “conditions permitting”, with
region’s most vital natural
                                                                                                                    advance reservations required.
resources, and the plants and
                                                                                                                    It’s easy to make your reservations
animals that call it home.
                                                                                                                    by emailing scheduling@chattna-
The naturalists can help you
                                                                                                                    turecenter.org or booking online at
discover nature, experience a
relaxing adventure and under-
stand where the river is flow-
ing and what demands are                                                                                                   The Chattahoochee Nature
being put on it throughout the                                                                                        Center is a 127-acre, award-
area. Beckie Hawkins, a canoe                                                                                         winning, private non-profit facil-
guide for over 3 seasons, says                                                                                        ity dedicated to environmental
she “enjoys the opportunity to                                                                                        education. Visit the website for a
explore the Chattahoochee with participants of all ages – see-                                                        daily list of community programs
ing the river from a new angle is always exciting” and loves                             and events at www.chattnaturecenter.org. The Chattahoochee
the chance to teach about one of Atlanta’s great resources.                              Nature Center hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am - 5pm. and
This is a fantastic way to unwind from the daily hustle and                              Sunday from noon - 5pm. General Admission is $8 for adults,
bustle of suburban life or entertain family and friends. Each                            $6 for seniors, $5 for children 3-12, and free for members and
trip is led by CNC naturalists and offers a unique introduction                          children 2 and under. For more information or directions, call
to the habitats and mysteries of the Chattahoochee River.                                770-992-2055 x 238, or visit www.chattnaturecenter.org.

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      East Cobb Author Brings Love of Reading to Students
                                   Bedtime stories are a time-      cated herself to her writing career and found out the hard
                             honored tradition for parents and      way that publishing a book is no easy task. She received
                             children everywhere, but seldom        hundreds of rejection letters and dedicated hours and hours
                             are they the launching point for a     to improving her writing before seeing her name in print.
                             successful career. Back in 1994,            “As I tell students (at school speaking engagements),
                             that is exactly where East Cobb        writing is like playing a sport or an instrument: the more you
                             author Diane Z. Shore found her-       practice, the better you get,” said Shore.
                                                                         But, all that hard work is paying off. Shore published
                                  As Shore was putting her          her first book and Children’s Choice Award Winner, BUS-A-
                             then 2-year-old daughter to bed,       SAURUS BOP in 2003 and hasn’t stopped. Her eighth book,
                             she told an off the cuff story of a    This is the Game, was published this
                             child who visited the doctor and       spring and several more are already
s Diane Z. Shore             ended up with a sticker stuck to       slated for production.
                             her tongue, loosely based on her
                                                                          Shore isn’t one to sit back and
daughter’s doctor’s appointment earlier that day. Weaving
                                                                    bask in the excitement of a new book
the simple event into a silly rhyming tale told in the voice
                                                                    though. Instead, she’s on the road,
of Sylvester the Cat elicited peals of laughter from Shore’s
                                                                    visiting elementary schools around
daughter, and set her wheels in motion.
                                                                    the county to share her love of read-
     “I thought, if she likes it, I’m sure the whole world would    ing and writing with students. She
love it,” said Shore.                                               treats the kids to excerpts from a few
     The former accountant put pen to paper and has spent           of her most popular titles, includ-
the last 16 years honing her craft and publishing children’s        ing How to Drive Your Sister Crazy.
books and short stories in magazines like Highlights for            Published in 2008 and the first in a
Children. But this is no Cinderella fairytale; Shore has dedi-      series, this book is perhaps nearest to
                                                                    Shore’s heart as it was inspired by her
                                                                    son and daughter.
                                                                        About the series, Shore said,
                                                                    “They’re fiction though, of course,
                                                                    they could be non-fiction at my
                                                                         For more about Shore, including
                                                                    her tour schedule, visit her website at

                                                                                       Add Judaism to your Sundays —
                                                                                       with Pre-K and Kindergarten
                                                                                       classes at Temple Kol Emeth!
                                                                     This fall the Fannie & Joe Margolin   We will engage your child with . . .
                                                                     Religious School will again offer        Jewish holidays— stories
                                                                     Pre-K and Kindergarten Sunday             and observances
                                                                     classes. The classes are primarily       Basic blessings
                                                                     designed for 4– and 5-year-olds in       Hebrew letter recognition
                                                                                                              Jewish Bible stories
                                                                     a preschool setting with no Jewish
                                                                                                              the company of other Jewish
                                                                     content but are appropriate for all       children

                                                                     Sundays 9:30-11:30 am (structured play available 11:30-12 for
                                                                     families with children in other grades of Sunday School)

                                                                     Registration will begin on May 1, 2011.
                                                                     For more information, please call 770/973-9205.

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   Belk Allstate Agency Puts                                           “24 Years Experience in Real Estate Transaction”

  east Cobbers in Good hands                                                                    Jay Howard Givarz, MPA
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                                        rates and comprehen-
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                                        full service Jeff Belk
                                        Allstate Agency, Jeff                    Great Scott!!
                                        and his staff pride
                                        themselves on the
                                        relationships they
                                                                       ….for Life, Accident & Health Insurance
                                        build with their clients
 s Brittney Jewell and Autumn Minnicks and the East Cobb               Specializing in Medicare Supplement
 with owners Jeff Belk and Art Garrison community.
                                                “The beauty of
 our agency is that clients can call for assistance anytime, day
                                                                            Call: Hilton “Russell” Scott
 or night, and we’re right here in the neighborhood,” said Belk.
                                                                                   (404) 217 - 2365
      With four fulltime licensed agents in house, fulltime
 sales and service managers and an experienced staff dedi-
 cated to caring for each client as an individual instead of a
 number, it’s no wonder that Jeff and partner Art Garrison
 have garnered a reputation for success and good solid busi-
                                                                            Cobb Youth
 ness in the East Cobb community. In fact, Jeff and Art start-
 ed their relationship as college roommates more than 30
                                                                       Football & Cheerleading
 years ago, proving that they know a little something about             * www.CobbFootball.com * 770-790-4404 *
 building a lasting partnership. They have both lived and
 raised their families in East Cobb for over 20 years and have
                                                                                        For ages 5-11
 been longtime successful business owners.
                                                                     Why Cobb Football League?
      Being longtime East Cobb residents, Jeff and Art are
 involved in numerous organizations in the community                   * We are the official feeder teams
 including church programs, youth sports and the PTA at                   sponsored by the Head
 area schools. In addition, the agency supports Walton High               Coaches and Athletic
 School athletic teams and is involved with the Humane                    Directors of each
 Society. Both Jeff and Art have also been longtime coaches
                                                                          participating High School.
 in the area for youth sports teams. Jeff is an avid ama-
 teur golfer and participates in various charity tournaments           * Insiders access to the
 throughout the year.                                                      programs, coaches, and
      The Belk Agency works with clients at all levels of need             philosophies your kids
 and offers a complimentary consultation to assess an indi-                will play for when they
 vidual’s insurance needs as well as a full range of financial
                                                                           get to High School!
 services from Life Insurance to retirement planning. They
 also provide many local businesses with a wide range of                                                Cobb Football League
 commercial insurance products.                                            Registration Begins on April 1st
      “We have the tools to ensure clients receive all the dis-            Register at: www.CobbFootball.com
 counts and pricing incentives they’re entitled to while keep-
                                                                                    Proud Feeder Program for:
 ing the correct coverage for their situation,” said Belk.
      The Belk Agency is located at 1000 Johnson Ferry
 Road, Suite B-120, right across from Johnson Ferry                  Harrison  Kell  McEachern   Pope    Walton Wheeler
 Baptist Church and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-                Hoyas Longhorns Indians Greyhounds Raiders Wildcats
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         Handi-Crafts Help Family Raise Health Care Funds
                                                              By Carmen Abernathy

                                                                          time that passes, the more difficult it is for Ellie. She will
                                                                          eventually have to go to liquid, pureed food if this is not
                                                                              The NF condition has also left Ellie with double vision,
                                                                          which is a result of her eyes being out of alignment as well.
                                                                          She hopes to one day correct this condition, but the main
                                                                          push now is to correct her jaw.
                                                                               Through hard economic times and lost jobs, the
                                                                          Karlsens kept their $1,200 per month COBRA policy paid
                                                                          to ensure that Ellie could have her surgery when the time
                                                                          was right. When the surgery was denied in March 2010,
                                                                          the family did not take no for an answer. Jan and Rich
                                                                          (Ellie’s dad) contacted the insurance company’s medical
                                                                          director, the state of Georgia insurance commissioner’s
                                                                          office, the state of Tennessee insurance commissioner’s
                                                                          office (their policy is from that state), several foundations,
                                                                          and pro bono avenues. Rich even contacted Oprah --
                                                                          twice. No doors opened for Ellie, a Pope High School grad-
s Jan and ellie Karlsen are shown with quilted purses from                uate who is now studying nursing at Chattahoochee Tech.
their ellie & Jan handi-crafts collection.                                     The goal is to schedule the surgery for Fall 2011, and
                                                                          the family plans to raise the funds through craft shows and
     Ellie Karlsen has spent most of her 20 years waiting.
                                                                          donations. Because Ellie and Jan love to sew, they began
Diagnosed with a disorder called Neurofibromatosis Type 1
                                                                          Ellie & Jan Handi-crafts. Their wares include quilted purses,
(NF1) at an early age, Ellie had to wait until she had full
                                                                          microwave bags for vegetables, pillow cases, adult clothing
facial growth before she could have surgery for the skeletal
                                                                          protectors, walker carry-alls, and much more. These items
defect. At 18, Ellie and her family begin preparations for
                                                                          are for sale at the Woodstock Market during the upcoming
the much needed surgery. Now Ellie finds herself once
                                                                          summer months and the Mt. Bethel UMC Ribbons & Holly
again playing the waiting game. Because this orthognathic
                                                                          show in November.
procedure is an exclusion in her family’s insurance policy,
the operation, which will be a minimum of $40,000 and                         At the urging of Jan’s mom and a friend, the Karlsens
can go as high as $80,000, is not covered. So fund rais-                  also set up a fund to accept donations for Ellie’s surgery.
ing becomes a family affair.                                              There are three ways to donate:
     Jan Karlsen, Ellie’s mother, is quick to point out that                  1) Check donation can be made to Account#
Ellie’s surgery is not cosmetic. “The surgery is totally for              6657420755, Wells Fargo Bank, 3601 Sandy Plains Rd.,
function,” she says. “Ellie’s current situation is that her               Mariettta, GA 30062. Tax receipts are available. Sara
lower jaw is out of alignment severely to the left of her                 Brooks at the bank serves as the contact: 770/420-0271.
upper jaw, which makes it difficult for her to eat. The more                  2) Online donation can be made on http://helponeo-
                                                                          fourown.org. Scroll down to current cases and then to Ellie
                                             A Cooking School
                                                                              3) 501 C-3 tax deductible donation. Check payable
                                            for Kids and Adults!          to Metro Christian Center and note Ellie Karlsen surgery.
                                                Summer Camps,             Mailing address is Metro Christian Center, PO Box 847,
           SANDY SPRINGS, GA                 Birthday Parties, Fun        Woodstock, GA 30188.
                                             Friday Classes, Private
      $20 OFF
                                                                               The Karlsens ask for prayers for their daughter. “I
                                            Events for Kids & Adults      believe in the power of prayer,” says Jan. “Please pray that
                                                                          we find a way to make this surgery happen.”
     Weekly Camp Tuition
    Expires 7.31.11: one offer per family                                     Contact the Karlsens for questions about donations
                                                                          or special craft orders at janetlynek@aol.com or

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           Kell High School Alumn and Now Steeler’s Player
                    Presents Youth Football Camp
                                      Kell High School All-Star,               earned him the ACC Player of the Year Award in 2008. Dwyer
                                 GA Tech Alum and Steelers’ run-               also received multiple First Team Selections, was named a
                                 ning back Jon Dwyer will host                 Parade All-American and a candidate for the Doak Walker Award
                                 three days of football fundamen-              which is given to the nation’s best running back.
                                 tals and fun at his youth football                   Now as a member of the AFC Champion Pittsburgh
                                 camp, June 16-18. Dwyer and                   Steelers, Jon is using his platform to raise awareness and give
                                 his NFL colleagues and fellow                 back to the communities that helped him succeed. In addition
                                 GT Yellow Jackets teammates                   to the mentoring outreach to the young campers on the field, the
                                 will work with 300 youth, ages                camp will also benefit two worthy causes, the Kell High School
                                 5-18, at his alma mater, Kell                 Youth Football Program and an innovative Neurofeedback lab at
                                 High School located in northeast              Jacoo’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center
                                 Cobb County.                                  in Roswell.
s Jon Dwyer
                                         Campers will learn NFL                       Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopment School and Therapy
style drills, form stretching techniques, strength and conditioning            Center specializes in educating children diagnosed with ADD/
training, offense and defense position instruction, and team con-              ADHD, Autism, PDD and Asperger’s among others. The
cepts for each age group and skill level from Dwyer’s experienced              Jonathan Dwyer Neurofeedback Lab is one of only five in the
camp coaching staff. The key component of the camp, however,                   world, and has proven to have significant long term effects on
is the mentoring segments, which will encourage the campers to                 young patients with ADD/ADHD and Autism. “There are so
make good choices, reject negative influences and live a healthy,              many misconceptions about ADD/ADHD and my goal is to share
positive lifestyle.                                                            my story as an example and encour-
       As a Georgia native, Dwyer is well known for his football               age others. I want to do what I can so
accomplishments on the field. But one of his biggest challenges                that kids in similar situations have the
came in the classroom, when he was diagnosed with ADD at an                    opportunity to learn and build their confi-
early age. With the support of great teachers and coaches, he                  dence. With the proper tools and support
was able to succeed in spite of his diagnosis.                                 system you can overcome and succeed, if
       Dwyer went on to attend GA Tech after being highly                      you work hard.”
recruited as a result of his stellar football career at Kell where                   The camp will provide breakfast
he was named Georgia Player of the Year. While at Tech, Dwyer                  snacks, lunch, and drinks, and autographs
continued to excel and earned a 3.6 GPA, in part because of                    from their NFL heroes. For more informa-
the school’s innovative technology for its ADD/ADHD students.                  tion on the camp or sponsorship opportu-
                                                  field, emerging
Dwyer also proved formidable on the football 5/17/11 3:01 PMas
          Sunshine_ECobbr_5.17.11_HI4.pdf     1
                                                                               nities, call 770-222-9983 or email pro-
one of the nation’s top running backs as a sophomore, which                    filespr@gmail.com.

                   Over Backwards
                                                                      Because no two families are alike, we have designed a new,
                                                                      flexible schedule for the 2011 – 12 school year that allows you to

              Bent                                                    create a personalized preschool program tailored to your
                                                                      individual needs. So now, in addition to our NAEYC accreditation,

                                                                      advanced curriculum, and loving, highly-trained staff, we have

                                                                      made it more convenient than ever to give your child the best

                                                                      preschool experience in Atlanta.
                                                                      Here’s how the new flex-schedule works:
                                                                       We will continue to offer our Core Day program from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. As always,
                                                                       learning takes place all day, however, with this new program, Core Day is the
                                                                       structured portion of the day focusing on our key curriculum and specialists.
                                                                       Our flexible options are from 7:30 - 9:00 am; 1:30 - 4:00 pm; and 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

                                                                             For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact
                  Introducing Our New                                   RayeLynn Banks at 678.812.3714 or email rayelynn.banks@atlantajcc.org

      Build-Your-Own Flexible
         Preschool Program                                                                                                          atlantajcc.org
           at the MJCCA’s Sunshine School                              The Sunshine School at Temple Kol Emeth • 1415 Old Canton Road • Marietta

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         Name, address & Contact Info               Program Name                    age                 Dates              time                     Cost
 Catholic Church of St. Ann                                                         3 years
 4905 Roswell Road NE • Marietta 30062               “Pandamania”              (potty trained)-                         9am-12noon               $60/child
                                                                                                     June 20-24
 770-552-6400 • www.st-ann.org                                                 rising 6th grade
 Crossview Baptist Church
 1100 Piedmont Road • Marietta 30066                 “Beachblast”             Pre K - 5th grade                       6:30pm–8:30pm                 Free
                                                                                                      July 10-14
 770-973-0063 • www.crossviewbaptist.org
 East Cobb Church of Christ
 5240 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062            “Water Water Everywhere”             K-4th                                   7pm                     Free
                                                                                                       July 17-20
 770-587-5999 • www.eastcobbcoc.org
 East Cobb Presbyterian Church
                                                                                  5 years-          Monday-Friday
 4616 Roswell Road NE • Marietta 30062               “Pandamania”
                                                                                  5th grade          July 25-29
                                                                                                                         6pm–8pm                    Free
 770-973-4114 • www.ecpca.org
 East Cobb United Methodist Church
 2325 Roswell Road • Marietta, GA 30062         “Home Town Nazareth”          4 years-5th grade                          6pm–8pm          $15 donation requested
                                                                                                      June 5-9
 770-971-3643 • www.eastcobbumc.org
 Eastminster Presbyterian Church
                                                                                  4 years–          Monday-Friday
 3125 Sewell Mill Road • Marietta 30062              “Pandamania”                                                      9am–12:15pm            Free ($5/T-shirt)
                                                                                  4th grade          June 20-24
 770-977-2976 • www.groupvbs.com
 Eastside Baptist Church                                                                           Sunday-Thursday
 2450 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068        “SonSurf Beach Bash”            K-6th grade         June 26*-30      9:15am-12:30pm                Free
 770-971-2323 ext. 128 • www.ebcfamily.org                                                             (*5pm)
 Faith Lutheran Church
 2111 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068            “Pandamania”             4 years-5th grade                         9am-12noon                  Free
                                                                                                     June 6-10
 770-973-8877 • www.faithlcms.org
 Holy Family Church                                                           4 years-10 years
 3401 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068       “Home Town Nazareth”           (11 years can                           10am-12noon        $40/child, $50/2 children
                                                                                                     June 13-17
 770-973-0038 • www.holyfamilycc.org                                             volunteer)
 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church                                                      3 years-
 2922 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066             “Pandamania”                 5th grade                             9am-12noon                  $25
                                                                                                     June 6-10
 770-971-4600 • www.holytrinitymarietta.org                                      (completed)
 Johnson Ferry Baptist Church                                                   Kindergarten
                                                      Playcation                                   Monday–Thursday
 955 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068                                        –5th Grade                             10am-12noon                  Free
                                              (check website for locations)                          June 20-23
 770-973-6561 • www.johnsonferry.org                                            (completed)
 Lutheran Church of the Incarnation                                                                                      9am-12noon
                                                                                3 years (potty      Monday-Friday                                     $25
 1200 Indian Hills Parkway • Marietta 30068      “SonSurf Beach Bash”                                                      6:00pm
                                                                              trained)-10 years      June 20-24                             (shirt, snack and CD)
 770-971-2738 • www.lcilutheran.org                                                                                   (June 24 cookout)
 Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
                                                                                 3 years (potty    Monday-Thursday                            $20/1st child;
 4814 Paper Mill Road • Marietta 30067          “ReNew: A Green VBS”                                                       1-4pm
                                                                              trained)-5th grade     June 27-30                             $15/additional child
 770.953.3193• www.lcrmarietta.org
 Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
                                                                              4 years by Sept. 1    Monday-Friday
 4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068            “Shake It Up”                                                     12:30-3:30pm                 $50
                                                                               -rising 6th grade     June 6-10
 770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org/vbs
 Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
                                                                              4 years by Sept. 1    Monday-Friday                                   $30
 4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068            “Pandamania”                                                     9:30am-12:30pm
                                                                               -rising 6th grade     July 11-15                              ($50 after June 30)
 770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org/vbs
 Mount Paran North Church of God
 1700 Allgood Road • Marietta 30062                  “Pandamania”              K3-K completed                          9am–12:30pm                  $25
                                                                                                     June 13-17
 770-578-9081 • www.mtparan.com

 Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
                                                                                   3 years-         Monday-Friday
 1770 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30062            “Jesus Rocks”             rising 5th grade                       9:30am–12:30pm                Free
                                                                                                     June 20-24
 770-971-1465 • www.mtzionumc.org

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         Name, address & Contact Info                   Program Name                   age                Dates             time                   Cost
 Mountain View United Methodist Church
                                                                                                       Monday-Friday                     Free (donations requested
 2300 Jamerson Road • Marietta 30066                     “Pandamania”            4 years-5th grade                       9am–12noon
                                                                                                        July 18-22                              for T-shirt)
 770-928-0050 • www.mvumc.org

 Noonday Baptist Church
 4121 Canton Road • Marietta 30066                       “Pandamania”               K-6th grade                          9am - 12noon               Free
                                                                                                        July 11-15
 770-926-6138 • www.noondaychurch.org

 Piedmont Church
 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30066               “Big Apple Adventure”       5 years-5th grade                         6-8:30pm                 N/A
                                                                                                       June 27-July 1
 770-422-2566 • www.piedmontchurch.tv

 Pilgrimage United Church of Christ
                                                                                    3 years (potty     Monday-Friday
 3755 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066           “Caring for God’s Creation”                                           9am-12noon         $30/child, $75/family
                                                                                 trained)-5th grade     June 13-17
 770-971-0007 • www.pilgrimageucc.org/we/vbs.asp
 Powers Ferry United Methodist Church
                                                                                   3 years (potty-     Monday-Friday
 245 Powers Ferry Road • Marietta 30067                  “Pandamania”                                                   9:30am-12:30pm              Free
                                                                                 trained)-5th grade     June 6-10
 770-973-5271 • www.powerumc.com
 Sandy Plains Baptist Church
 2825 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066             “Big Apple Adventure”       5 years-8th grade                       9am–12noon                 Free
                                                                                                      June 27-July 1
 770-971-8525 • www.sandyplains.org
 Shallowford Falls Community Church
 3662 Shallowford Road • Marietta 30062              “Big Apple Adventure”          5-11 years                           9am-12noon                 N/A
                                                                                                        June 6-10
 770-565-7468 • www.shallowfordfalls.com
 Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
                                                                                 3 years-rising 6th   Sunday-Thursday
 4495 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066                 “Pandamania”                                                    6:30-8:30pm     $10/child, $20/family max
                                                                                       grade            June 26-30
 770-993-4919 • www.wesleychapelumc.com

*EAST COBBER is reprinting a revised VBS chart because the one published in the May issue had errors in it. We regret any confusion caused.

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                                                                       Fourth of July Festivities
            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 special events held to celebrate Independence Day that are
            just a short drive away:

            ACWORTh – July 4                                                                                  DuNWOODY (SANDY SPRiNGS) – July 4
            Concert and fireworks sponsored by Acworth Parks and                                              Annual Fourth of July Parade hosted by the Dunwoody
            Recreation Department. Local bands begin playing at 4pm.                                          Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper.
            Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30pm. Food vendors                                        Begins at 9:30am. Features marching bands, local
            will be on site. Tables for 6 are available for rent: $50 for                                     personalities, and floats. Festival with live entertainment,
            Acworth residents and $60 for non-residents. Shuttle service                                      activities and barbeque follows at Dunwoody Village, 5483
            starting at 3pm available from downtown Acworth to the park                                       Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. More info: 770-817-
            area. Located at Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 2293                                          8100.
            Beach Street, Acworth. More info: 770-917-1234, www.
            acworth.org, or contact jchase@acworth.org                                                        KeNNeSAW – July 3
                                                                                                              Pre-Independence Day celebration concert presented by the
            ALPhAReTTA- July 4                                                                                City of Kennesaw with local bands and special guest, Hotel
            Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at the City                                    California, followed by fireworks at dark. Free admission.
            of Alpharetta’s annual fireworks show hosted by Alpharetta                                        Blankets, chairs and coolers allowed. Tables for 6 available for
            Recreation and Parks Department. Food vendors open 3-9pm                                          rent at $75. Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol. Concert
            and children’s activities from 4-8pm at the Event Lawn behind                                     begins at 8pm at The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw.
            Alpharetta Community Center. Live musical entertainment                                           More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov.
            featuring local bands starts at 6pm. Spectacular fireworks
            display begins at dusk! Bring a lawn chair and blanket. No                                        MARieTTA – July 4
            alcohol allowed. Located at Wills Park, 11925 Wills Road,                                         Fourth in the Park celebration presented by Marietta Parks
            Alpharetta. More info: 678-297-6100 or accprograms@                                               and Recreation. Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist
            alpharetta.ga.us.                                                                                 Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at Glover
                                                                                                              Park. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts
                  H                   H                  H                 H                    H             show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale at 9:30pm
                                                                                                              in Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or

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                      Georgia Symphony Orchestra Unveiled
                             Boundaries stretch for the orchestra formerly known as “Cobb”

                                                                  Symphony Chorus was then estab-
                                                                  lished in 2007 with 100 members
                                                                  now under its acclaimed Director,
                                                                  Bryan Black. And, in 2007 the Cobb
                                                                  Symphony Orchestra also introduced
                                                                  its Big Band Jazz Ensemble led by
                                                                  saxophonist Sam Skelton to sold out
                                                                  audiences. As it continues to grow
                                                                  and increase its repertoire, programs,
                                                                  and audiences, the GSO is extending
                                                                  it’s reach to other venues throughout Georgia. Cobb County
                                                                  remains it’s birthplace and home.
                                                                      The public is invited to hear the Georgia Symphony
                                                                  Orchestra this summer. Three patriotic concerts are scheduled
                                                                  throughout Cobb County:

s Michael Alexander, Music Director, Georgia Symphony                   H Star-Spangled Spectacular Concert and Fireworks
Orchestra                                                                 on the Green
                                                                    	     Sunday,	June	26,	2011	•	8	PM
     Georgia now has a home-grown namesake orchestra.                     at Kennesaw State University
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra is the new name for a well-                KSU Campus Green
established organization, the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, that             H Summertime Pops!
has been playing music in the state for 60 years. The name          	     Saturday,	July	2,	2011	•	7	PM
change was announced to applause on May 7 at a finale                     at the Marietta First United Methodist Church
concert by the former Cobb Symphony Orchestra. The newly                  Amphitheater
named GSO has a reputation for stretching musical boundaries,
                                                                        H Patriotic Concert and Fireworks!
and is now ready to stretch its geographical boundaries. In its
                                                                    	     Sunday,	July	3,	2011	•	7:30	PM	
premier season, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra will continue
                                                                          at Mount Paran North Church
to push the limits of what is expected from a regional orches-
tra. Negotiations are ongoing to expand the number of con-
certs presented outside of Cobb County and an agreement is in          Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks and patriotic
place to establish a residency at Reinhardt University’s Falany   music featuring the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. For more
Performing Arts Center in North Georgia. In addition to playing   information, visit www.georgiasymphony.org.
classics, the orchestra champions new works and engages in
creative collaborations with other musicians. It recently com-
missioned a world premier work. In the past six years, the
organization has added big-band jazz and a full chorus. It also
launched the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,
the largest of its kind in the Southeast.
     “Within the last six years, the organization has taken
major leaps forward,” Music Director Michael Alexander said.
“Given this growth, we are excited to continue to expand our
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             Cobb County Seniors Awarded National Merit,
                 National Achievement Scholarships
     Fifteen seniors in Cobb County’s graduating class of             Three Cobb seniors received corporate-sponsored National
2011 were named winners of National Merit and National           Merit Scholarship awards from business partners of the
Achievement scholarships. The privately-funded National Merit    NMSC. Corporate sponsors provide scholarships for approxi-
Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) conducts the two annual rec-      mately 1,000 National Merit finalists who are children of their
ognition and scholarship programs each year, initially based     employees, residents of communities served by the companies,
on students’ performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Only 2,500           or who plan to pursue studies the sponsor wishes to encour-
students are selected for $2,500 National Merit Scholarships     age. The Cobb recipients are:
from the pool of 15,000 finalists nationwide. A committee of
college admissions officers and high school counselors select
scholarship winners who display the strongest combination of         varija Agarwal – Walton High School*
accomplishments, skills and academic potential. Five Cobb            Probable career field: Nuclear/Radiological Engineering
seniors are among the 2011 honorees, including:                      - National Merit Southern Company Scholarship
                                                                     Guido Bacce – Lassiter High School*
                                                                     Probable career field: Business
    Glenn T. Shrum – Harrison High School                            - National Merit Dow Chemical Company Scholarship
    Probable career field: Journalism
                                                                     Daniel P valdez – Kennesaw Mountain High School –
    Abubakar Abid – Walton High School*                              Probable career field: Engineering
    Probable career field: Computer science                          - National Merit Marsh & McClennan Companies
    Alex M. Li – Walton High School*                                 Scholarship
    Probable career field: Pediatrics
    Anthony e. Altshul – Wheeler High School*                         The National Achievement Scholarship program is
    Probable career field: Medicine                              designed to recognize academically promising Black students
    Michelle Lee – Wheeler High School*                          throughout the U.S. and to provide scholarships to the most
    Probable career field: Biology                               outstanding participants. Students from Cobb County high
                                                                 schools were named among just 800 nationwide award
                                                                 winners, including:

   Stingrays Swimming Lessons                                        Lauren e. Brown – Campbell High School
                                                                     Probable career field: Radio/television
                                                                     Brianna M. Chambers – Campbell High School
                                                                     Probable career field: Broadcast journalism
                                                                     Jacqueline e. harris – Kennesaw Mountain High School
                      • Have your children learn                     Probable career field: Pediatrics
             how to swim from professionals
                                                                     Charis A. Spears – McEachern High School
       • Lessons taught throughout the year                          Probable career field: Medicine
                    • Low class-to-instructor ratio                  elizabeth A. Studstill – Sprayberry High School*
                                                                     Probable career field: Publishing
                                                                     Alexander D. Mcintyre – Wheeler High School*
                                                                     Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering
                                                                     Oludamilola A. Aladesanmi – Wheeler High School*
                                                                     Probable career field: Medicine

                                                                     * Denotes high school is located in East Cobb County.

                                                                     For more information about the National Merit and
                        Located at the intersection of           National Achievement scholarship programs, visit
                       Holly Springs and Canton Road             www.nationalmerit.org.
                       (other locations also available)

                                                                       I East Cobb
                             Please visit our website at:
                                  or call 770-428-3425

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     Dr. Michael Hinojosa of Dallas, Texas Named Finalist
           for Cobb County Schools’ Superintendent
                                    On May 20, the Cobb          Association of School Boards and 2005 Superintendent of the
                               County Board of Education         Year by the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hinojosa has
                               named Dr. Michael Hinojosa        graduate degrees in education from the University of Texas at
                               of Dallas, Texas, as finalist     Austin and the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor’s
                               for the position of superinten-   in education from Texas Tech University. He is an avid sup-
                               dent of Cobb County Schools.      porter, fan and coach of Select Baseball.
                               Since 2005, Dr. Hinojosa               “A successful school system must ensure that students
                               has served as superintendent      are college and work-force ready,” said Dr. Hinojosa. “All
                               of the Dallas Independent         systems in a school district should be aligned to accomplish
                               School District, the nation’s     these desires. A committed and professional staff needs to
                               14th largest school system        ensure this occurs. The board, staff and community that is
                               with more than 150,000            aligned with this premise will prevail.”
                               students, 21,000 employees
                                                                     The announcement of Dr. Hinojosa’s selection as finalist
                               and a $1.2 billion annual
s Dr. Michael hinojosa                                           begins a state-mandated 14-day period for public comment
                                                                 and input from the Cobb County community. The Board’s
     “Dr. Hinojosa has the experience to lead our schools and    next scheduled meeting will take place Wednesday, June 8,
address the tough issues facing a large and diverse school       at 8:30am.
system like Cobb County. He is an innovative leader with a
proven record of success,” said Board Chair Alison Bartlett.
    Dr. Hinojosa’s career in education spans more than                              Support Our
three decades as teacher and administrator in several Texas
school systems. His educational leadership has earned acco-
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Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance             Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Materials. In
maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout       June, make an Under the Sea Puppet Show, Keep It Cool Drink
the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More       Cooler, Father’s Day Wallet and Let’s Go Fishing. Additionally,
info: 678-355-3413.                                                   there will be a Summer Blast on June 18 with games and a
                                                                      beach area. In July, make a Patriotic Wreath, Mosaic Mirror,
every Monday                                                          Splashy Jellyfish, My Jazzy Journal and Under the Sea Scene.
Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the        11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287
Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre     Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or
dating back to the 1930s. 10am. $5. Earl Smith Strand                 www.lakeshorelearning.com.
Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info:
770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.                              June 1-26
                                                                      Red, White and Tuna, the third installment in the Tuna Trilogy.
every Wednesday                                                       Some favorite Tuna inhabitants return along with new characters
Wednesday Walk in the Garden at Barrington Hall, recognized           to celebrate their 4th of July Tuna High School Class reunion.
as one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the      Recommended for ages 16 and up due to language. Tuesday-
United States. 9:30am. Free. Advance reservations suggested.          Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2:30pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2:30pm.
Meet on the back porch of the kitchen at Barrington Hall, 535         Wednesday, June 8: 2:30pm matinee. Tuna Tuesdays, June 7 &
Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations:                    14: Purchase 2-for-1 tickets at the box office. Call and mention
770-640-3855.                                                         Tuna Tuesdays. No shows June 10 or 11. $25-$35. Theatre
                                                                      in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets:
ultimate Playdate. Take an outdoor break for some fresh air           770-422-8369.
and family-friendly music with Jay Memory of Memory Dean
performing old favorites and sing-alongs. 4-7pm. East Cobb Park,      June 3-5
3322 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.eastcobbpark.org.         2010 Dixie highway Yard Sale. A 90-mile yard sale from
                                                                      Ringgold to Marietta celebrating the revitalization of the Dixie
every Saturday                                                        Highway and giving communities along the route an opportunity
Marietta Square Farmers Market. 9am-12pm. More than 60                to promote their individuality and hidden gems. Many sites will
vendors will participate in this year’s market featuring products     be marked “Official Dixie Highway Yard Sale”. Other sales along
that are grown, made and produced in Georgia. Glover Park             route as well. 8am-4pm. More info: 800-733-2280 or
Marietta Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.                       770-387-1357 or www.dixiehighway.org.

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                                                                                 COMMuNiTY CALeNDAR
June 4                                                                June 9
Summer Stars Concert Series: The Complete Works of William            The Chef’s Culinary Tour, benefiting SafePath Children’s
Shakespeare Abridged presented by CenterStage North and the           Advocacy Center, a Cobb County organization which provides
Mountain View Arts Alliance (MVAA). Bring your own dinner             services to victims of child abuse. Top chefs from several of
and enjoy. MVAA provides drinks and snacks for a donation.            Atlanta’s and Marietta’s acclaimed restaurants will feature their
7:30-9:30pm. $25. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy             culinary signatures. $75. Cocktails starting at 6pm. The
Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or                     Pavillion, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/tickets:
www.theartplace.us.                                                   770-801-3465.

June 4-5                                                              June 10
eastman Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday:                  Cobb executive Women Luncheon, guest speaker: Mitzi Smith,
10am-5pm. $8/adults. 12&under: free. Cobb Civic Center,               president of Sundial Plumbing. 11am-1pm. $20 online (by
548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 229-424-4555            noon, June 8) or $35 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria
or www.eastmangunshows.com.                                           Parkway, 17th floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or
June 5, August 7
First Sunday Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art            Lunch & Learn: Birds in the Backyard presented by Cobb
with fun activities for the whole family. Free admission. 1-4pm.      County Master Gardeners. Add music to your garden. Learn how
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta.          to attract a wide variety of birds by choosing plants that appeal
More info: 770-528-1444.                                              to specific birds and by providing appropriate nesting and water
                                                                      sources to create a bird-friendly habitat. Bring your lunch. 12-
June 6                                                                1pm. Free. Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell Street,
Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Small Business of the            Marietta. More info: 770-28-4070.
Year Award will be presented. 7:30am. General admission:
$50. Members: $20 online (by noon, June 2); $35 at door.              Loretta Lynn. 7:30pm. $34.50-$79. Cobb Energy Performing
Atlanta Marriott Northwest, 200 Interstate North Parkway,             Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:
Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.              770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
The Carpenter Open 15th Anniversary Golf Outing hosted by              Geico.qxd    2/11/2011     2:37 PM    Page 1
the Knights of Columbus to support their charitable initiatives.
Limited to 35 foursomes. $125/registration includes green fees,
golf cart, giveaways, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and
cash bar. 7am registration. 9am shot gun start. Sponsorships
and prize donations welcome. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001
Clubland Drive, Marietta 30068. More info: Jim Gust,
770-649-0745 or Phil Pennartz, 770-642-0084.

Atlanta Radio Club hamfest, one of the longest running
gatherings of radio amateurs for buying, selling, demonstrating,
exhibiting, and swapping of equipment, with new and used
equipment as well as parts. 8:30am-3:30pm. $5/adults. Free/
ages 18 and under. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road,
Marietta. More info: 770-995-6446.

June 6 – July 23
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 at 1pm. $5/adults. $4/ages 2-12. Puppet-making kits
specifically tailored to each show available for purchase for $4
per kit. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell.
More info: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com.

June 7
Meet and Greet Local Author Karen White as she discusses her
new book The Beach Trees. Karen will be happy to sign books
purchased at Bookmiser (priced at 20% off publisher’s price).
7-9pm. Bookmiser, 4651 Sandy Plains Road (at Hwy. 92),                            Au t o • H o m e • B o a t • Cyc l e
Roswell. More info/RSVP: 770-993-1555.
                                                                             2125 Roswell Road NE Marietta • 770-565-9696
                                                                           2100 Roswell Road NE ••Marietta • 770-565-9696

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June 10                                                                  June 11
“Scary-etta” Tours. Step aboard the trolley for a spirited               26th Annual Magnolia Ball: Casablanca evening benefiting
90-minute fully-narrated ride through Marietta. Learn the history        the preservation of Bulloch Hall. 7pm. $150. Black tie/White
of Marietta through the eyes of the dearly departed, hear ghost          dinner jacket. Country Club of Roswell, 2500 Club Spring Drive,
stories, walk around the Marietta City Cemetery and conclude             Roswell. More info: Pam Billingsley, 770-992-1731, ext. 223,
with a haunting at a local pub and former firehouse full of spirits.     or www.bullochhall.org.
8pm. $25/adults. $12/ages 12 & under. The Historic Marietta
Trolley Company, 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info:                 Atlanta Beat vs. magicTalk SC’s Washington Freedom. Watch
770-425-1006 or www.mariettatrolley.com/scary-etta.                      as our hometown women’s professional soccer team takes
                                                                         on magicTalk SC’s Washington Freedom. 7pm. $15/single
June 10-12, 16-19, 23-26                                                 admission or $65/Family Four Pack. Kennesaw State University
Rent, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway                   Soccer Stadium, 3200 George W. Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw.
musical, presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The musical             More info/tickets: 678-298-4778 or
follows a year in the lives of seven friends living in the               www.womensprosoccer.com/atlanta.
disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village as the
impoverished artists deal with their daily struggles, experience         City of Kennesaw Summer Concert Series: Almost elton John &
tragedy, and share their love. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm.                   The Rocket Band. Bring a blanket or comfortable low back chair
Saturday, June 25: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $27.50-                       and cooler and pack a picnic basket. Limited tables available for
$48.70. The Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.             rent. Free. 8pm. The Depot, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw.
More info: 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.                  More info: 770-975-0877, 770-422-9714 or
June 11
Roswell Lavender Festival 2011 honors and commemorates the               June 11-12
beauty and various uses of this ancient herb in a lively family-         19th Annual Georgia Fine and Collectible Book Fair presented by
friendly festival setting featuring a variety of demonstration booths,   the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Sixty dealers
vendors, crafts, and performances as well as educational booths          will bring together their rare books, manuscripts, autographs,
and lavender plants for sale and musical performance by members          prints, maps, finely bound volumes and ephemera. Lectures and
of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 10am-4pm. Free,                exhibits as well. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 11am-4pm.
rain or shine. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.           Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More
More info: 770-640-3855 or www.southerntrilogy.com.                      info: Jim Strawn, 404-936-7737.

                                                                         June 11, July 9
                                                                         Marietta Square Artists Market showcasing artwork created by
                                                                         local college students. 9am-12pm. Mill Street near Marietta
                                                                         Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.

                                                                         June 13
                                                                         Taste of italy-OLLi’s Summer Social event hosted by Kennesaw
                                                                         State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the
                                                                         College of Continuing and Professional Education. An evening
                                                                         of laughter, music and fun for those who are age 50 and older
                                                                         who are already part of the OLLI family as well as those who
                                                                         may want to see what the program has to offer. Doors open
                                                                         at 5:45pm. Dinner is served from 6-7, followed by music and
                                                                         dancing. $7. Reservations required. Kennesaw State University
                                                                         Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. More info/reservations:
                                                                         770-423-6765 or ccpe.kennesaw.edu/olli.

                                                                         June 13-17
                                                                         Manners Camp for 2nd-4th graders. 9:30am-3:30pm. $325.
                                                                         Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info:
                                                                         770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org.

                                                                         June 14
                                                                         Working on the Railroad Summer Camp for ages 5-8. Learn
                                                                         about the different jobs on the railroad through story, song and
                                                                         fun activities. Camp participants must bring their own packed
                                                                         lunch. No peanut products. 9am-4pm. $35. $25/museum
                                                                         members. Registration required. The Southern Museum, 2829
                                                                         Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-2117 or

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June 15                                                                June 18
Civil War Soldier Summer Camp for ages 9-12. Learn about the           Juneteenth Celebration on the Square. Juneteenth or June 19,
everyday life of a Civil War soldier through drills, skirmishes and    1865, is considered the date the last slaves in America were
camp activities. Camp participants must bring their own packed         freed. Join the Cobb NAACP and City of Marietta for a day of
lunch. No peanut products. 9am-4pm. $35. $25/museum                    family activities, ethnic foods, entertainment, vendors, music,
members. Registration required. The Southern Museum, 2829              history, and more. Free. 10am-7pm. Glover Park/Marietta
Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-2117 or                  Square. More info: 770-425-5757 or www.mariettaga.gov.
                                                                       Delta Moon. The dual slide guitars of Delta Moon carry the
June 16-17                                                             listener deep into the heart of the American South. 8-10pm.
used Book and Curriculum Sale presented by Johnson Ferry               Free. Tables available for rent. Mable House Barnes
Baptist Church Home School Support Group. Gently used and              Amphitheater, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info:
new items will be available for low prices. Thursday: 3-8pm.           770-819-3285 or www.mablehouse.org/amphitheatre.
Friday: 8am-2pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson
Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Melodee, 678-895-1543 or              June 19
melodeesanchez@hotmail.com.                                            33rd Annual Possum Trot 10K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
                                                                       benefits the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Registration opens
June 17                                                                at 6:30am. Fun Run: 7am. $15. 10K: 7:30am. $27 in
Juneteenth Concert presented by Cobb NAACP Enjoy Jazz on
                                               .                       advance or $32 race day. Register on line at www.active.com
the lawn of Glover Park. Bring your blanket or folding chairs.         or in person at any Big Peach Running Store. Chattahoochee
7-10pm. This is an alcohol free and litter free event. Marietta        Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/to register:
Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.                                 770-992-2055, ext. 226 or www.chattnaturecenter.com.

An evening of Celtic Music featuring instructors from the              June 20
National Piping Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, and the Atlanta             Lassiter Golf Tournament benefiting the Lassiter football program.
Bagpipe Ensemble with Scottish fiddler Katherine Irwin, Thomas         Four-man Texas Scramble format beginning with a noon shotgun
and Friends and dancers from the Towns Killough School of              start. $150 includes golf, cart, lunch, shirt and various prizes.
Highland Dance. 8pm. $15-$20. Kennesaw State University                Sponsorships available. The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm, 3030
Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Bldg. 30,               Bradshaw Club Drive Woodstock. More info:
Kennesaw. More info/tickets: 770-423-6650 or ticketing.                www.lassiterfootball.net.
                                                                       June 23
June 17-18                                                             entrepreneurs 2011: Turning vision into value, a half-day
Rose Care with Bruce Gillett who will share his recipes for            conference presented by Womenetics. Explore ways that women
healthy and beautiful roses in Georgia. 10am. $15 (includes            can gain equal access to necessary funding and capital to build
admission to the Gardens). Registration recommended. Smith-            businesses that compete at the national and global levels with
Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More               speakers, discussions, and resource fair. 7:30-11:45am. $65/
info: 770-919-0248.                                                    person or $600/table for ten. Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb
                                                                       Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.womenetics.com.
Summer Stars Concert Series: The Drowsey Chaperone
presented by the Mountain View Arts Alliance (MVAA) Cabaret
Camp. Bring your own dinner and enjoy. MVAA provides drinks
and snacks for a donation. 7:30-9:30pm. $25/table for 8. The
Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.                               Patrick Carmen
                                                                                           NR.9 Salon
More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us.

Cobb Classic Rodeo. Bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling,
tie down roping, team roping, barrel racing, trick riding and rodeo                                 Patrick Carmen
clowns! 8-10pm. $15/adults. $12/children. Children under                                      Master Stylist - Certified Colorist
5: free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More
info: 770-684-7277.                                                                      Stylists/Station Rental now Available
                                                                        Located at 2520 E. Piedmont Rd Marietta GA 30062, Suite K
June 18                                                                           Sprayberry Collection Shopping Center
1st Annual Garden Gallop benefiting Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
The 5K is a USATF Certified Race and a Peachtree Road                  Patrick enjoys creating “Hairstyles for Lifestyles”
Race Qualifier. There is also a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Tot             If your hair isn’t becoming to you, you should be coming to me!
Trot. Pre-registration: $25. $30 day of race. Tot Trot is free.
Registration: 6-7:15am. Race starts at 7:30am. There is no
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Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-919-0248 or
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June 24                                                               June 25
Glover Park Concert Series: Yacht Rock. Bring a blanket and           Chestnut Ridge Christian Church CommunityFest/Sing for Christ.
picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on the      Enjoy food from local vendors, games and inflatables for the kids,
square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed     free tours of the church and free tours of the Jean and Elwood
after 4pm. Tables available for rent. Concert at 8pm. Marietta        Wright Environmental Education Center next door. Festival:
Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.                12pm-5pm. Concert featuring Christian recording artists:
                                                                      6-8pm. Chestnut Ridge Christian Church, 2663 Johnson Ferry
June 24 & 26                                                          Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-8888.
The Roswell uMC Patriotic Celebration-Sounds of the Spirit
Concert Series: Patriotic Celebration. The 120-voice Roswell          June 26
United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir and Atlanta Wind              Deadline to enter Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant.
Symphony join forces to raise this inspiring musical tribute to our   Contestants must be 17-23 years old, a high school graduate and
great nation. Free but ticket required for seating. Friday: 7:30pm.   single. Judging is based on private interview, talent, event gown
Sunday: 3 & 5:30pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814              and physical fitness. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378
Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-594-0512.                   or misscobbcounty@yahoo.com.

June 25                                                               Star Spangled Spectacular performed by the Georgia Symphony
Wild West Fest! hosted by the Cobb County Public Library              Orchestra. The program will include a mix of Americana,
Foundation to benefit the Library System’s summer reading             patriotic classics, and Broadway favorites. The show will
program featuring cowboys and cowgirls, gunslingers, fast draw        be capped off with a roaring fireworks display. 8pm. Free.
demonstrations, cowboy music, lasso lessons and more. 10am-           Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, coolers and
3pm. $12. Free/ages 3 & under. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245               picnic items. No tables. Kennesaw State University, 1000
Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2196 or                   Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info:
www.cobbcat.org/FoundationHome.                                       www.georgiasymphony.org or 770-429-7016.

Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the East Cobb Lions Club to benefit        June 28
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. 4-7pm. $7/adult. $3/child.          Red Cross Blood Drive. The need for blood is constant and your
Print and bring a flyer from the Lions Club website (www.eclions.     contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.
org) and get a free cookie. Powers Ferry United Methodist Church,     3-8pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall (in the back
245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www.eclions.org.          of the church), 571 Holt Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-
                                                                      971-2839 or www.stcatherines.org.

                                                                      July 1 & 2
                                                                      An American Celebration 2011 featuring the Johnson Ferry Choir
       NO COURT DIVORCE                                               and Orchestra. 7:30pm. Ice cream social following the concert
                                                                      in the Fellowship Hall. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955
                    P Divorce with dignity P                          Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-6561 or
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                                                                      July 2
                       K Wills K                                      Patriotic Concert by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra featuring
                  K Estate Planning K                                 patriotic classics and favorites from Broadway and beyond. 7pm.
                 K Power of Attorney K                                Free. First United Methodist Church Amphitheater, 56 Whitlock
                                                                      Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.georgiasymphony.org or

                                                                      July 3
                                                                      Patriotic Concert by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra featuring
                                                                      patriotic classics and favorites from Broadway and beyond.
                                                                      7:30pm. Free. Mount Paran North Church, 1700 Allgood
                                                                      Road, Marietta. More info: www.georgiasymphony.org or

                                                                      City of Kennesaw Summer Concert Series: Hotel California.
                                                                      Bring a blanket or comfortable low back chair and cooler and
                                                                      pack a picnic basket. Limited tables available for rent. Free.
      Paige Norwood Jennings, PC                                      8pm. Destination opens at 6pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. The
                                                                      Depot, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info:
                     Collaborative Lawyer                             770-975-0877, 770-422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec.

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July 4                                                                July 12
Fourth in the Park. The Marietta Freedom Parade will begin at         The Wiggles Big Birthday! The Fab Four from down under
10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church and head towards the            are back with a party full of fun songs and activities. 2:30pm
Square for the start of the Festival. Enjoy food, arts and crafts     & 6:30pm. $15.50-$75.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts
and carnival and watch fireworks at dark. Marietta Square.            Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:
More info: www.mariettaga.gov.                                        770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.

July 7                                                                July 15-16
First Annual Summer J.A.M. (Joint Association Meeting), an            Antique Gun & Military Collectibles Show & Sale. Friday: 12-
after-hours networking event hosted by the Cobb Chamber of            5pm. Saturday: 9am-5pm. $6/adults. $1/ages 6-12. Cobb
Commerce and 13 of Cobb County’s business associations.               Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info:
5-8pm. Free. Hilton Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder            Richard Shields, 704-282-1339 or
Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000.                    richard@thecarolinatrader.com.

July 8-10                                                             July 16
Frank Cox Gem & Jewelry Show& Sale. Gems, jewelry, beads              Advanced Organic vegetable Gardening Workshop. This
and more. Free and open to the public. Friday: 1-5pm.                 workshop will focus on ways to boost garden production through
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South               improving soil health, planting practices, and management of
Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8450 or                common pests and diseases. 10am. $15 (includes admission
www.frankcoxproductions.com.                                          to the Gardens). Registration recommended. Smith-Gilbert
                                                                      Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More info:
July 9                                                                770-919-0248.
Smyrna Summer Concert Series: Sol Junky, seasoned
musicians on the Atlanta festival scene who have toured with the      Foghat performing with guests, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the
like of Drivin N Cryin, Rehab, Charlie Daniels Band, and more.        Silver Lake Band and The Marty Manous Band. 5-10pm. $25-
7-10pm. Free. The Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle,            $55. $320/table for 4. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 239
Smyrna. More info: 770-434-6600.                                      Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-3285 or

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July 16                                                                July 29
Atlanta Beat vs. Philadelphia independence. Come cheer on our          Glover Park evening Concert Series: Jesters. Bring a blanket
hometown women’s professional soccer team, the Atlanta Beat.           and picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on
7pm. $15 or $65/Family Four Pack. Kennesaw State University            the square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs
Soccer Stadium, 3200 George W. Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw.               allowed after 4pm. Tables available for rent. Concert at 8pm.
More info/tickets: 678-298-4778 or                                     Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or
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July 16-17                                                             July 30
11th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. Dance with               Making Beads from Rose Petals. Rose petals which have been
butterflies to live music. Create arts and crafts, face painting,      frozen will be turned into beads which can be made into jewelry.
and entomology exhibits. Buy butterfly host plants and ask             As the beads heat up next to your skin, the aroma of roses
garden experts how you can attract butterflies to your garden.         fills the air. 10am. $15 (includes admission to the Gardens).
Wear your butterfly wings and march in the parade. Saturday:           Registration recommended. Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine
10am-2pm. Sunday: 12-5pm. $10. Ages 2 and under: free.                 Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-919-0248.
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More
info: 770-992-2055, ext. 226 or                                        July 30-31
www.chattnaturecenter.com.                                             RK Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-
                                                                       5pm. $8/adults. $2/ages 12 and under. Cobb Civic Center, 548
July 23                                                                South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 563-927-8176 or
Six Flag’s STARBuRST Summer Concert Series with We The                 www.rkshows.com.
Kings, The Summer Set and Downtown Fiction. 5pm. Six Flags
Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. More info:               July 31
770-948-9290 or www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.                          The Georgia Bridal Show. Meet wedding professionals and
                                                                       find everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams.
July 23-24                                                             12-5pm. $10 at door. $9 online. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two
35th Annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale presented by Peach         Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 800-532-8917 or
State Depression Glass Club. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday:               www.eliteevents.com.
10am-4pm. $6 (good both days). Nationally recognized
dealers. Antique and vintage glass, pottery, Depression Era glass,
kitchenware and dinnerware. Free seminars. Cobb Civic Center,
548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info:

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                                                                Lutador Grappling Mixed Martial Arts. Martial arts competition,
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          Greek Festival Offered Food & Fun for Thousands
    The Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
held their the 21st Annual Marietta Greek Festival
May 13-15. The Marietta Greek Festival was held
on the church grounds at 3431Trickum Road in East
Cobb. Thousands came from around Metro Atlanta to
enjoy homemade Greek food and pastries, live Greek
music, and Greek dancing.

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                     Bank of North Georgia Spreads the Love
                                                                make more than 63,978 sandwiches for children in metro
                                                                Atlanta (with approximately two ounces of PB&J spread on
                                                                each sandwich). Creamy peanut butter was the clear winner
                                                                over crunchy and the bank received more grape jelly than any
                                                                other flavor.
                                                                     Since 2008, Bank of North Georgia has collected more
                                                                than 10 tons of peanut butter and jelly through this mean-
                                                                ingful community relations effort. This year, they brought it
                                                                to a whole new level by inviting the Bank of Coweta team
                                                                to participate as well as 17 partner schools. As a Partner in
                                                                Education with Mt. Bethel Elementary School, the Bank of
                                                                North Georgia, located on Johnson Ferry Road, enlisted help
                                                                from Mt. Bethel Elementary School in Marietta/East Cobb.
                                                                The Center for Family Resources received 21 jars of PB&J
                                                                from the Chastain Road branch in Kennesaw, 100 jars from
                                                                the Marietta Square branch and 282 jars from our partner
                                                                school, Marietta Middle School. Total: 403 jars of PB&J.

s Pictured above are Mt. Bethel students Ashton Baker, Liam          MUST Ministries in Marietta received 62 jars of PB&J
Collins, Kate Wisneski, Alexa Weston, and Abby Foy.             from the Galleria branch, 88 jars from the Johnson Ferry
                                                                branch, 38 jars from the students and parents from the
     Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta, two divi-        Georgia Ballet, and 550 jars from Mt. Bethel Elementary
sions of Synovus Bank, had tremendous success in host-          (which is the second largest amount BNG collected from a
ing their 4th Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to      partner school) for a total of 738 jars of PB&J. The school
benefit children served by 30 local food pantries that are      that collected the most PB&J was Chrysalis Experiential
located near their 46 branches in metro Atlanta. The ‘Spread    Academy in Roswell with 800 jars.
the Love’ PB&J Food Drive was held from April 2 (National            Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta have
Peanut Butter and Jelly Day) to May 14. In total, Bank of       dynamic community relations programs that are designed to
North Georgia and Bank of Coweta collected 5,899 jars at        continually reaffirm their longstanding commitment to helping
7,997 pounds, which is 4 tons of PB&J. That is enough to        others in the communities they serve.

                                                                              Come to VBS @
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                                                                             Sunday, June 26th
                                                                       Kick Off Night @ 5:00 PM
                                                                      Music, Bible Story, Skits & FUN
                                                               Monday, June 27th - Thursday, June 30th
                                                                          9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
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                                                                         Thursday, June 30th
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  Pet of the Month: Biggie Boy                                     Should Your Pet Be
  Submitted by Denise, Ken, Max and Chase Carrier
                                                                   Our Pet of the Month?
                                                                   Fill out the information on your pet and send it to:
                                                                   EAST COBBER, P Box 672121, Marietta, GA 30006-0036
                                                                   Please include a picture with your entry. Or email
                                                                   description and a jpg to: petomonth@eastcobber.com

                                                                   Pet’s Name: ________________________________________


                                                                   Age & Gender:______________________________________

                                                                   Favorite Food:_______________________________________

  Animal/Breed: Norwegian Forest Cat                               Favorite Person: _____________________________________
  Age & Gender: Approx. 10 yrs. old; male
  Favorite Food: Chicken pieces, lunchmeat, most moist             Best Trick:__________________________________________
  canned food
  Favorite Person: Max - 18 year old son - will miss him           Turn Ons: __________________________________________
  dearly when he leaves for LSU in the fall
  Best Trick: Each morning either pushes Mom’s eye                 Turn Offs: __________________________________________
  open with paw or bats Mom’s cheeks simultaneously
  with both paws to wake her to feed him his morning               Favorite Toy: ________________________________________
  moist food.
  Turn Ons: Loves to go outside and wait for Max to                Last Seen: __________________________________________
  return from school each day. He instinctively knows the
  time to go to the door to ask to be let out. He also loves       What makes your dog so special: ______________________
  short car rides. Dad takes him to the bank’s drive-thru
  and the teller gets a kick out of seeing him. He will ride       Owner’s Name: _____________________________________
  on your lap the entire time.
  Turn Offs: He does not like to have his beautiful long
  fur brushed and lets you know.
  Favorite Toy: He loves a 30 year old blanket but will
  only make “biscuits” with it and suck on it when no one
  is around. He usually does it in the middle of the night
  and we will find the blanket all twisted up in hallway in
  the morning. He is a celebrity and was featured in the
  Cat Fancy boxed calendar in 2008 playing with the blue
  Last seen: Sleeping in hallway laundry basket where he
  can sniff all of his family’s lovely smells contently.

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      Our Pal’s Place Offers Summer Camps for Pet Lovers

     Our Pal’s Place (O.P .) is an animal advocate organiza-
                          .P                                           and compassion towards all animals and practice what they
tion with a pet adoption facility and learning center. Their           learn with hands-on activities with rescued dogs, cats, hors-
mission is to rescue animals from “death row” in county shel-          es, rabbits and birds.
ters and adopt them into “forever homes”. In addition, their                  > understanding Dogs - The goal of this camp is to
Learning Center offers fun, informative education programs             teach youth how to listen to and communicate with dogs. We
like Camp O.P . to teach solutions to current animal welfare           “listen” to dogs by reading their body language and under-
issues. All of their work at O.P . is performed with a positive        standing their breed characteristics. We “communicate” with
attitude and in a fun environment. They are licensed by the            dogs by using positive training techniques. Campers will
Department of Agriculture, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and incor-         choose different dogs throughout the week with whom they
porated. Their pet adoption facility and learning center are           will listen and communicate. The week will conclude with a
located at 4508 Canton Road, Marietta, 30066                           talent show for the parents.
      Camp O.P . (Our Pal’s Place ) is a fun-filled, week-long              > helping Animals - The goal of this camp is to learn
camp where kids participate in activities that teach kindness          about animals in need and how to help them. Throughout
and compassion to the animals. Each day starts with interac-           the week, campers will choose different dogs to spend time
tive learning activities and concludes with hands-on experience        with, learn about their life experiences and determine how to
with the animals to practice what was learned. Camp O.P .     .P       improve their future. The afternoons will be filled with arts
is designed to give kids hands-on experience with rescued ani-         and crafts: designing t-shirts, creating posters, making toys
mals. For this reason, the first day of each camp week is spent        and much more! This camp has an “extra” day if campers
learning safety and the first topic addressed of each camp day         want to participate in taking towels and toys to animals in a
is reviewing safety rules. Our Pal’s Place is offering three differ-   county shelter.
ent camp programs rotating throughout the summer :
                                                                           All proceeds from camp fees go to housing homeless ani-
     > Kindness & Compassion to All Animals - Our Pal’s                mals in our pet adoption facility. For more information about
Place signature camp returns for its fourth year! This week                      ,
                                                                       Camp OPP visit www.ourpalsplace.org or call Gigi, OPP’s
long camp provides kids the opportunity to learn kindness              Executive Director, at 678-361-7623.

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        Restaurant Health Inspections                                                American Deli
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                                                                                                                                      Goldberg’s Bagel and Deli
 The following are the results of inspections done by the Environmental Health       2100 Roswell Road                                1062 Johnson Ferry Road
 Division of the Cobb County Health Department.                                      Marietta 30062                                   Marietta 30068
 Grading scale: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, U=69 or less. A grade of New is          770-509-3800                                     Mon-Sun: 6am-5pm
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                                          Current              Previous              Bradley’s Bar & Grill
 Restaurant                               Grade      Date      Grade         Date                                                     atmosphere! You can place your order online
                                                                                     4961 Lower Roswell Road
                                                                                                                                      and we also offer full catering service.
 Allstar Sports Grill                      89-B     1/20/11 93-A          10/18/10   Marietta 30068
 2060 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta                                                     770-321-0108                                     Einstein Bros. Bagels
 Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs                87-B     1/7/11     81-B       7/12/10    Mon.-Sat. 12pm-2am                               2014 Powers Ferry Road
 80 Powers Ferry Rd, Marietta                                                                                                         Atlanta 30339
                                                                                     Barker’s Red Hots
 Bamboo China Bistro                       86-B     1/24/11 90-A          9/20/10    3000 Windy Hill Road
 4400 Roswell Rd, Marietta                                                                                                            >2960 Shallowford Road
                                                                                     Marietta 30067
                                                                                                                                      Marietta 30066
 Basil’s Wraps                             87-B     1/19/11 N/A                      770-272-0407
 2800 Canton Rd, Marietta                                                                                                             770-321-0299
                                                                                     Brewsters Neighborhood Grille                    > 1275 Johnson Ferry Road
 Biscuits And More                         96-A     1/25/11 88-B          8/13/10    3595 Canton Road
 3162 Johnson Ferry Rd Marietta                                                                                                       Marietta 30068
                                                                                     Marietta 30066                                   770-321-6060
 Cafe De Paris                             86-B     1/28/11 86-B          10/19/10   770-591-1291
 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta                                                                                                      Panera Bread
 Captain D’s #3546                         91-A     1/20/11 91-A          8/17/10    Delkwood Grill                                   2100 Roswell Road
 2811 Canton Hwy, Marietta                                                           2769 Delk Road                                   Marietta 30062
 Cazadores Mexican Restaurant #1           85-B     1/25/11 88-B          9/3/10
                                                                                     Marietta 30067                                   770-565-5570
 3165 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta                                                     770-956-1313
 Chili’s Grill & Bar #158                  91-A     1/19/11 99-A          9/2/10     Copeland’s of New Orleans                           BReAKFAST & BRuNCh
 4111 Roswell Rd NE, Marietta                                                        > 3131 Cobb Parkway, Suite 200                   IHOP
 Chin Chin Chinese Restaurant              65-U     1/28/11 71-C          9/2/10     Atlanta 30339                                    3130 Johnson Ferry Road
 617 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta                                                      770-612-3311                                     Marietta 30062
 Churchill’s Pub                           91-A     1/27/11 100-A 8/24/10            > 1142 Barrett Parkway                           770-640-1731
 1401 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta                                                     Kennesaw 30144                                   J. Christopher’s
 Curry Curry                               70-C     1/19/11 100-A 11/15/10           770-919-9612                                     1205 Johnson Ferry Road
 4724 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta                                                     Marlow’s Tavern                                  Marietta 30068
 Grand Asian Buffet                        66 - U   2/1/11     87 - B 7/5/10         1311 Johnson Ferry Road                          770-579-6800
 2821 Chastain Meadows Pkwy, Marietta                                                Marietta 30068                                   7am-2pm
 Marietta Billiard Club                    85 - B   9/27/10 75 - C 9/16/10           770-977-7747                                     Breakfast, brunch & lunch. An East Cobb
 1355 Roswell Rd, Marietta                                                           www.marlowstavern.com                            original since 1997.
 Marlow’s Tavern                           97-A     1/19/11 96 -A         11/17/10   Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-12midnight              > 1275 Powers Ferry Road
 91311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta                                                    Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-1am                        Marietta 30067
                                                                                     Sunday: 11am-12 midnight                            770-953-0002
 Mazzy’s Sports Bar & Grill                92-A     1/5/11     91-A       5/10/201
 II2217 Roswell Rd, Marietta                                                         Marlow’s Tavern features the “best of the        > 2700 Town Center Drive
                                                                                     best” in American tavern fare served in a           Kennesaw 30144
 Nicky’s Diner                             80-B     12/28/10   64-U       12/2/10
 4751 Sandy Plains Rd, Roswell                                                       modern atmosphere. The menu offers a                678-213-2400
                                                                                     diverse combination of classic dishes that
 Presto Latin & International Cusine       83-B     1/28/11 91-A          6/11/20
 1392 Roswell Rd, Marietta                                                           are updated and elevated to a gourmet level.
                                                                                     Marlow’s Tavern provides a casual and
 Tijuana Joe’s Catina                      100-A    1/18/11 82-B          11/30/10
 690 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
                                                                                     friendly gathering spot to enjoy a great night
                                                                                     on the town.

                                                     ReAD MORe. eAT MORe.
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                Recipe of the Month: Cornmeal Peach Cake
  With the peach harvest season upon us, East Cobbers should be enjoying the bounty of peaches
  available this summer. Each year, Georgia produces over 2.6 million cartons, or more than 63 mil-
  lion pounds of sweet-tasting peaches between mid-May and mid-August. More than 40 varieties of
  peaches are grown in Georgia, and the state’s proximity to major markets throughout the Southeast
  allows the fruit to be regularly delivered fresh-off-the-tree to grocers all over the region.
  Peach County native Gena Knox has devoted a section of her latest cookbook, “Southern My Way:
  Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors” to recipes featuring sweet Georgia peaches. While the cookbook
  features more than 250 pages of seasonal recipes streamlined for busy lives, Gena feels a special
  passion for the Peach State’s favorite fruit. Here is one of those peach recipes, Cornmeal Peach Cake:

  Cornmeal Peach Cake                                                    Special equipment: 10-cup bundt pan
  Not overly sweet, but absolutely delicious, this cake is best
  served with fresh whipped cream or ice cream. The cornmeal             FIRST Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 10-cup bundt
  lends a rich golden hue.                                               pan. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking
                                                                         powder, and salt; set aside.
  Prep time: 25 minutes
  Cook time: 55 minutes                                                  NEXT Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment or
  Yields: 12 servings                                                    a hand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, and oil until smooth. Slowly
                                                                         beat in orange juice. One cup at a time, add flour mixture
  2 ½ cups all-purpose flour                                             until incorporated. Stir in vanilla. In a medium bowl, toss
  ½ cup yellow cornmeal                                                  peaches, sugar and cinnamon.
  1 tablespoon baking powder
  1 teaspoon salt                                                        LAST Pour half of batter into bundt pan, top with peaches and
  4 eggs                                                                 finish with remaining batter. Bake for 55 minutes. Let cool in
  2 cups sugar                                                           pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, place on
  1 cup canola or vegetable oil                                          wire rack, and let cool completely.
  ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  2 ½ teaspoons vanilla                                                  From my kitchen For a super-moist cake, you can add an
  3 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)                      additional cup of peaches and bake a few minutes longer. The
  ¼ cup sugar                                                            cake may not have a neat, uniform shape, but I love the gooey
  1 ½ teaspoons sugar                                                    center.

               To learn more about Georgia Peaches, get recipe ideas and sign the “Peach Promise”, visit the Georgia
                        Peach Council at www.gapeaches.org, and www.facebook.com/SweetGeorgiaPeaches.

   Do you have a family recipe handed down from generation to generation? Or maybe a favorite dish that always gets rave
   reviews from your family and friends? Well, the EAST COBBER wants to know about them. Show off your favorite recipes in
   our feature, ‘Recipe of the Month.’ Email them to recipes@eastcobber.com, re: “Recipe of the Month’. Please include your
   name and contact information with the recipe.

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        Local Tennis Tournaments Scheduled This Summer
     Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers tennis programming that suits any-
one that is interested in the game. Cobb has 122 tennis courts located throughout the county. With 6 full ser-
vice tennis centers and 13 additional satellite tennis facilities, there is sure to be a tennis court in your area.
Programs are offered for the newest beginner to the highest level of play - Cobb’s tennis program is ready to
help you hit the tennis courts. Cobb’s tennis program offers numerous tournaments for all ages and levels of
play. All tournaments are sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and require USTA membership.
Here are some upcoming tennis tournaments taking place in East Cobb this summer:

June 24-26                                                                July 15-18
Marietta NTRP Challenge                                                   Georgia Games Adult/Open/NTRP Championship
NMW (3.0-5.0)s                                                            MW(Op, 30-45)s, SE; NMW (3.0-4.5)sd, SE
$17/player                                                                $43.50 for 1 event, $46 for 2 evens per player
Register online at www.usta.com by June 20.                               Register online at www.usta.com by July 10.
Harrison Tennis Center, 2653 Shallowford Road, Marietta                   Harrison Tennis Center, 2653 Shallowford Road, Marietta
770-591-3151                                                              770-591-3151

July 5-8
GA Games Jr. Championships-Georgia Level 4                                August 6-7
BG(18-10)sd, SE                                                           Jr. Summer Super Champs-Georgia Level 3
$43.50/player                                                             BG(18-12)s, FIC
Register online at www.usta.com by June 28.                               $43.50/player
Harrison Tennis Center, 2653 Shallowford Road, Marietta                   Register online at www.usta.com by July 28.
770-591-3151                                                              Harrison Tennis Center, 2653 Shallowford Road, Marietta
July 11-14
Jr. Open Championship-Georgia Level 4
BG (18-10)sd, SE
$17/singles, $11 doubles per player
Register online at www.usta.com by July 6.
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            Pineapple Park                                                             Local YMCA and
        Offers Distinctive Décor                                                   EAST COBBER Team Up to
         and Design Services                                                        Beat the Summer Blues
                                                                                                                  PLAYDATE IN THE PARK •   Every Tuesday

                                                                                                                                                           10-11:30am* June 7 - July 26 • Presented
                                                                              Cobb YMCA• More info: 770-640-707
       When faced with a decorating project, there are two
  types of people – those who have a vision of the perfect
  room and the know-how to make it happen, and those
  who just don’t. Fortunately for the latter, Pacita Wilson has
  arrived in town.
       Last fall, Wilson and her husband Ken opened
  Pineapple Park in a blue Victorian on Woodstock’s Main
  Street when they relocated from Florida’s East Coast.                                                            by eAST COBBeR and the McCleskey-east
  Wilson brings the 17 years of experience she gained while
  owning and operating an interior design store in Florida and
  an unparalleled eye for design.                                                   “I’m bored” is a common complaint from kids in the
       A home is a reflection of its inhabitants and no one                    summer. Whether your kids are just bored or you need
  understands this better than Wilson. One of her favorite                     something different to do during the summer break , the
  things to do is to find a new use for an old treasure in a
                                                                               EAST COBBER and the East Cobb YMCA have partnered
  client’s home. She specializes in Re-Mix projects to give a
  fresh perspective to a client’s room. For $250, Wilson and                   together to bring you “Playdates in the Park.” Held at the
  her team will completely re-design any room in the home                      East Cobb Park on Roswell Road each Tuesday morning
  using the homeowner’s existing pieces. They can also bring                   10-11:30AM June 7 – July 26 every Tuesday, the play-
  options for new accessories in keeping with the client’s pre-
                                                                               dates will be full of interactive, entertaining, and educa-
  ferred budget.
                                                                               tional activities for children—from preschool to fifth grade.
         For those who seek a more in-depth consultation,
  Pineapple Park offers in-home design services. Wilson                        Activities planned are children’s crafts, hikes, contests,
  works with both interiors and exteriors of the home, includ-                 prizes and more! The McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA will
  ing architectural details for added curb appeal. And of                      bring their teen campers participating in their “Counselors in
  course the store offers a unique array of ever-changing mer-                 Training” day camps to help ensure a fun and safe program
  chandise for every room of the home. Wilson specializes in
  vintage and European-style merchandise with an eclectic                      every Tuesday.
  flair. Regularly scheduled in-store events include Ladies                         “We invite civic associations, hobby enthusiasts, busi-
  Nights and decorating workshops.
                                                                               nesses, artists and entertainers to participate in the open-
       Pineapple Park is located at 8494 Main Street in                        to-the-public playdates . . . just call me (770-640-7070) if
  Woodstock. They are open from 10am-5pm, Monday-
  Saturday, with extended hours during the summer. Visit                       you want to donate prizes or activities,” says Cynthia Rozzo,
  their website at www.pineapplepark.com, find them on                         publisher of the EAST COBBER.
  Facebook/PineapplePark or call 678-494-8494.
                                                                                   To receive notices of the themes of the weekly
                                                                               “Playdates in the Park”, go to www.eastcobber.com and
                                                                               sign up for EAST COBBER’s weekly E-newsletter which will
                                                                               highlight the summer playdates’ programs.

     hospitality on main street
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                                                                       Chef’s Culinary Tour
          The Art of the Matter                                      Takes Place in East Cobb
                                                                              June 9
                                                                                                      The Chef’s Culinary Tour will
                                                                                                 be held on Thursday, June 9th,
                                                                                                 2011, at the Pavillion in East
                                                                                                 Cobb. The event will benefit
                                                                                                 SafePath Children’s Advocacy
                                                                                                 Center, a Cobb County organiza-
                                                                                                 tion which provides services to
                                                                                                 victims of child abuse. Joining
                                                                                                 the effort are top chefs from sev-
        Searching for the perfect venue for a birthday party,                                    eral of Atlanta’s and Marietta’s
  baby shower, bunco group, or even a local fundraiser?                                          acclaimed restaurants to include-
  Look no further than East Cobb’s Canvas by U! where your                                       Two Urban Licks, ONE. midtown
  group can gather for painting sessions. With no experience                                     kitchen, Parish, ROOM, Paper
  needed, create your own work of art. Just bring friends                                        Mill Grill, Ritter’s, Gabriel’s,
  and wine or favorite beverage, and Canvas by U! provides                                       Henry’s Louisiana Grill and
                                                                   s Chef Alex Reethof           Sam’s BBQ1.
  all the necessary supplies and top-notch instructor who
  guides you stroke by stroke as you paint your masterpiece.            “We are so excited to have the support of some of the best
                                                                   chefs in the state to include Food Network Star finalist, Justin
       Classes are conveniently offered Mon.-Tues., 7:00-          Balmes,” said Jinger Robins, Executive Director of SafePath.
  9:00 p.m., Wed., 8:00-10:00 p.m., and Thurs.-Sat.,               “The economy has suffered terribly in the last two years, yet
  7:00-10:00 p.m. On Sunday afternoons, children’s class-          the children and families who benefit from SafePath’s criti-
  es are from 2:30-4:30 p.m. During the evenings, minors           cal services are still in need. In fact, during tough economic
  12 and older can accompany adults. Costs range from              times, instances of abuse increase. The Chef’s Culinary Tour
  $25 for the two-hour class and $35 for the three-hour            will help us raise funds to continue assisting abused children
  class. Sign-up is online at www.CanvasbyU.com. Each              and reduce their trauma.”
  class can accommodate up to 80 people.                                At the event, the renowned chefs will feature their culi-
       According to Owner Stacy Abston, Canvas by U! is            nary signatures. Cocktails will start at 6pm, and the tasting
                                                                   will begin at 7pm. For only $75 per individual, guests will be
  actively involved in the community, hosting fundraisers
                                                                   able to interact with the executive chefs out of the kitchen and
  such as Susan G. Komen and Relay for Life. At least
                                                                   sample different tastes. The Chef’s Culinary Tour will include
  once a month, painters gather for a good time and a good         dancing featuring the music of PRIME.
  cause. A portion of the proceeds from the designated eve-
                                                                         “The Chef’s Culinary Tour is sure to be the ultimate food
  ning go directly to the charity. “You can organize a fund-
                                                                   social of the year,” said Chef Alex Reethof, event chair and East
  raiser at Canvas by U! or check our website for upcoming         Cobb resident. “People may not realize that SafePath is the
  events and support the fundraiser of your choice,” says          organization that is there helping those victims of child abuse
  Abston.                                                          that we hear about on the news. The services they provide are
       For those looking into children’s activities this sum-      vital to those families and our community. If you have a pas-
  mer, Canvas by U! is offering kid’s summer camps, where          sion for food and fun, my hope is that you will join us in sup-
                                                                   porting SafePath and the work that they do.”
  the Masters, such as Monet and van Gogh, will be taught.
  Camps will be held June 6-10 and July 11-15. Each class               SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. is a private
  is 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon daily, and the cost is $25. Just         501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the
                                                                   lives of children who have been abused. SafePath’s mis-
  register online for any day(s) during those weeks.
                                                                   sion is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by
       Canvas by U! is located at 3000 Johnson Ferry Rd.,          offering a comprehensive, professional and
  Suite 212, in Marietta/East Cobb. Classes are also available     child-friendly approach to allegations of child
  at two other metro locations in Dunwoody Plaza and North         abuse. SafePath ensures a less traumatic,
  Druid Hills. For more information and to register, visit         child-focused approach to child abuse cases
  www.CanvasbyU.com or contact info@CanvasbyU.com.                 by bringing together professionals from law
                                                                   enforcement, the district attorney’s office,
                                                                   therapists, healthcare professions, DFACS,
                                                                   and other agencies, to all work together as
                                                                   a collaborative team. For more information
                                                                   about SafePath or to purchase tickets, please
                                                                   call 770-801-3465.
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              Safety Tips
          for Summer Break                                             Coach’s                                       for the

                                                                                                                      of life
         By Lieutenant Destiny Davidson,
     Cobb County Police Department, Precinct 4
                                                                                     With Peter Allen
    As we approach summer vacation, family travel and out-
door activities will increase. This is the perfect time to make you       Are You in Business For Your Self?
aware that Governor Deal recently approved changes to certain                  If you own a business, have a job, are unemployed or
Georgia laws pertaining to child safety restraints and rules of the     retired, and you receive and spend money, the answer is,
road concerning bicyclists.                                             “Absolutely yes.” Why? Because in today’s world your whole
                                                                        life is a business.
     Effective July 1, when travelling in a motor vehicle, children            If you are an owner of a business: You either bought it or
will be required to be properly restrained in a child passenger         created it to sell products and/or services and you conduct the
safety restraint device until they reach 8 years of age. The cur-       business assuming full control, responsibility and risk.
rent law pertains to children until they reach the age of 6.                   If you are employed or contracted by a company: You are
                                                                        responsible for fulfilling the tasks and mission for which you
     For your older children who have outgrown a traditional            were hired. You are using your skills and talents. Therefore,
safety seat, this will mean a booster seat, which is simply a           you assume part of the risk.
device designed to elevate the child to the proper height so that              If you are unemployed and are seeking employment:
the seat belt will fit as it is intended. If you would like more        You’re in the business of marketing and identifying and selling
information on recommended practices including those that               your skills and talents.
go above the minimum legal requirements pertaining to child                    If you are retired: You are responsible for using your skills,
                                                                        talents and interest to create a life of fulfillment based on how
safety restraints please visit. http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/         you spend your time and money
                                                                               Your whole life can benefit from applying the principles
     There are numerous locations around metro Atlanta where            of operating a successful, productive business. Your life has a
you can have your child’s safety seat inspected to ensure that          beginning and end, just like a business. It goes through various
                                                                        stages as it matures, and you have 24 hours each day to man-
you are following both the law and best practices. In Cobb              age and create the life you want. It would be to your benefit to
County you can have your child safety seat inspected at the Child       change the way you look at all your relationships. An example
Safety Seat Inspection Station located within the Cobb County           is the way you view your employment relationship. Rather than
                                                                        thinking of yourself as being an employee, see yourself as a
Safety Village at 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA 30008. For         business person with the perception of, “I am selling my unique
appointments call 770-514-2369.                                         skills and talents to the company to fulfill the tasks and mission
                                                                        for which I was hired.” The benefit of this perception is that
     You can also visit the website of Safe Kids of Georgia www.
                                                                        it will make you stronger. Thinking as a business person, you
safekidsgeorgia.org to find other locations that offer child safety     become more aware of continually improving your skills, talents
seat inspections. This site also offers a wealth of information         and interest so that you are always marketable.
on preventing unintentional child hood injuries associated with                When the time comes for you to quit, get laid off or be
motor vehicle crashes, bicycling accidents, burns, drownings,           ‘downsized,’ you then become an entrepreneur to create and
                                                                        build a mechanism to market you, your skills and talents to an
and much more.
                                                                        employer or to create your own business. The same will hold
      Other changes in Georgia law pertain to bicyclists on pub-        true when the time comes for you to create a joyful fulfilling
lic roadways. Effective July 1, where a bicycle lane is provided        transition into semi- or full retirement.
on the roadway, the operator of a motor vehicle shall yield to a               Your whole life, as with a business, has similar catego-
                                                                        ries and tasks, things to plan, create, manage and improve:
person operating a bicycle in a bicycle lane. In addition, anytime      Career/Business, Money Management, Health, Family, Social
a driver is attempting to overtake and pass a bicyclist travelling      Relationships (personal friends/significant other and business
in the same direction, the driver will be required to move over at      associates), Personal and Professional Mastery, and Physical
least 3 feet until safely past the overtaken bicycle.                   Environment (fun and recreation).
                                                                               As a business, life and retirement coach, I assist you into
     And while not a new law, it is important to remember that          breaking free of the barriers and transition into the results you
no person under the age of 16 years can operate or be a passen-         desire. I will guide you in your journey by gaining clarity in your
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        Welcomes Dr. erickson
            to east Cobb
                                   As you shed your winter layers
                             for skin-baring shorts and bathing
                             suits this summer, it’s also a good
                             time to get a check-up for your
                             skin. This process is now easier
                             than ever, because Dermatology
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                             Erickson, M.D. to its practice.
                                  Known for their focus on                   Learn more about your risk of
                             patient care, the physicians at
                             Dermatology Affiliates see patients             heart disease, stroke, carotid
                             for any condition impacting skin,
                             nails or hair. They specialize in               artery disease, peripheral arterial
                             diagnosing and treating skin can-
 s Corinne erickson, MD
                             cer. They also treat acne, psoriasis,           disease and other serious conditions.
                             eczema and removing warts or
      Preventing skin cancer is what first attracted Dr.                      WellStar’s Know Your Heart program offers
 Erickson to dermatology. When she was five years old, her                    a variety of personalized preventive screening
 grandmother passed away from metastatic melanoma and
 over the years she witnessed many family friends struggle                    packages. All testing is performed by registered
 with this diagnosis.                                                         technologists, with test interpretations by
     “I am passionate about educating patients on how to                      board-certified WellStar physicians.
 prevent this tragic disease, how to identify concerning moles
 and find the cancers as early as possible,” said Dr. Erickson.               Each participant receives a personalized report
       Dr. Erickson recommends that everyone should be                        with test results, risk factor education, diet,
 aware of their skin and to take time once a month to look                    weight and exercise recommendations.
 at it for new or changing moles. According to Erickson, 75
 percent of melanomas are first noticed by the patient or the
 patient’s partner. “By performing self skin checks and see-
 ing a dermatologist for yearly exams and when anything new                      Packages range
 pops up, I truly believe we can bring an end to the skin can-
 cer epidemic,” she added.                                                     from $75 to $299.
     Dr. Erickson received her undergraduate degree at
 Stanford University and then completed her medical degree
 at University of Rochester and her residency at University of
      “I love dermatology because whether I’m treating a
 teenager’s acne, a parent’s stubborn psoriasis, or a grand-
 dad’s basal cell cancer, the impact it has on their lives is
 often far more than skin deep. The skin is the largest organ,
 and the most visible, so when problems arise in the skin it
 often causes both physical and emotional stress,” said Dr.
 Erickson. “My job allows me to help take care of patients
 inside and out.”
      In addition to Dr. Erickson, the Dermatology Affiliates
 practice includes the following physicians: Rutledge Forney,
 M.D., Cynthia Abbott, M.D., Jennifer Burger, M.D., and
 Sumayah Taliaferro, M.D.
                                                                               Know Your Heart is offered at the WellStar
      Dermatology Affiliates also provides cosmetic and aes-                   Cardiovascular Medicine office in East Cobb.
 thetic treatments, such as Botox, fillers, chemical peels and
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      Dermatology Affiliates is located at 4939 Lower Roswell                your personalized preventive screening.
 Road, Suite 104-A, across from the Parkaire Shopping
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                                                                                    1070	Woodlawn	Drive,	Ste.	100	•	Marietta	30068
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      heALTh & WeLLNeSS                                                             Running and Yoga
                                                                                               By Steven Watson
               OCCuPATiONAL TheRAPiST
                                                                                                    The more I run, the more I realize that
east Cobb Shoulder, elbow & hand Therapy                                                        running alone is not enough. My weight
Marge Krengel, OT, CHT                                                                          and blood pressure are down, but my core
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770-578-4334	•	www.eastcobbhandtherapy.com                                                      strength could be better. And as much as
Expert treatment provided by certified/licensed therapist to injuries                           I love lacing up my sneakers and heading
or surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Conditioning and                             out before sunrise, it can get repetitive.
exercises for sports or daily activities.                                                       Could I be doing more? Could you?
                    PeRSONAL TRAiNiNG                                                             Yes. We could be doing yoga. This
                                                                                              invigorating series of postures and breath-
Active Workz Personal Training                                                                ing techniques is rooted in Indian phi-
Ari Levine                                                                                    losophy. I know some of its benefits from
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                                                                                              taking classes years ago. To learn more, I
Marietta 30068
404-538-9975	•	www.activeworkzpt.com                                                          spoke with two yoga teachers who live and
Affordable, individualized personal training at a convenient East                             work in East Cobb and Marietta. Rachel
Cobb location. Get back on your personal path to fitness this            s Lisa Jones         Goldberg is co-owner of beyoga on the
spring with Active Workz Personal Training. Contact Ari Levine to                             Marietta Square. She and her partner Julie
get started now with 2 free training sessions.                                                Eubanks started the studio in December
                                                                         2010. Lisa Jones, owner of Fitness Yoga with Lisa, teaches at
Fitness Together east Cobb                                               LA Fitness and Olde Towne Athletic Club. Both Rachel and Lisa
1255	Johnson	Ferry	Road,	Suite	26	•	Marietta	30068
                                                                         went through over 200 hours of intense training to get certified.
770-321-1347	•	www.cobbfitness.com
Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm. Sat: 6am-3pm (by appointment only).                         According to Lisa, runners can suffer from back and knee
Fitness Together is the industry’s leader in private, one-on-one         pain, sore feet, and tightness in the hips and hamstrings. During
personal training. We provide private personal training in your          a mile run, your heel can strike the ground 1,000 times. Each
own private suite as well as nutritional counseling, cardiovascular      strike is three or four times your body weight. “All of that pound-
prescription and assessment testing.                                     ing, compressing, and shortening of the muscles leads to excess
                                                                         tightness and creates imbalances in the body,” Lisa says.
                     PhYSiCAL TheRAPY                                         “We have a lot of runners (in our studio),” Rachel says. She
Neurosport Physical Therapy                                              got into yoga herself because of knee pain related to her running.
1163	Johnson	Ferry	Road,	Ste.	100	•	Marietta	30068                       She also taught cycle for 12 years and says that doing only one
770-321-0155	•	www.neurosportga.com                                      form of exercise can lead to injury. She stresses the importance
Neurosport Physical Therapy offers a wide array of services, tailored    of finding balance-- in our workout routine and the rest of our
to the individual needs and goals of our patients. Our superior          lives.
training, relationships with Atlanta’s premier orthopedic doctors and
neurosurgeons, and commitment to continuing education, training,             Runners can prevent injury by lengthening the muscles with
and advancement set us apart.                                            yoga. As Rachel says, running tightens the muscles. “If you
                                                                         tighten something enough eventually it’s going to snap,” she
                      PLASTiC SuRGeRY                                    says. She also points out that yoga is not just stretching. She
                                                                         estimates that 70% of a yoga class is “working on your core.”
Marietta Plastic Surgery                                                 So yoga can help you find balance, prevent injury, and make you
823	Campbell	Hill	Street	•	Marietta	30060                                stronger. You can also lose weight doing it, which Lisa calls an
770-425-0118	•	www.mariettaplasticsurgery.com
                                                                         “added bonus.”
Provides all forms of plastic and reconstructive surgery including
breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast                    That’s not all yoga can do for you. Both Lisa and Rachel
reconstruction for breast cancer patients.                               talked about yoga’s ability to relieve stress. “As you learn how
                                                                         to breathe calmly,” Lisa says, “you will learn to move calmly in
                          PODiATRiST                                     your daily life… you respond from a place of center and balance
                                                                         without being reactive, or stressed, or mean or grumpy. That’s
Podiatry Group of Georgia
                                                                         yoga.” Rachel adds that “some of the postures… the way you
147	Johnson	Ferry	Road,	Ste.	4230	•	Marietta	30068
                                                                         place your hands and feet… it’s just so grounding. It just makes
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; Sat: by appointment
404-806-3731	•	www.tammygephartdpm.com                                   you feel more stable.”
General and surgical podiatry, aesthetic podiatry, pediatrics,               Yoga also fosters a sense of community. If you are just start-
orthotics, and diabetic limb salvage. A full array of podiatric care     ing out, it pays to get a teacher and go to a class. “You get a lot
of disorders of the foot and ankle including foot pain, sprains,         of energy from other people,” Rachel says. Lisa says that while
fractures, bunions, hammer toes, flat feet, ingrown toenails, nail       books and DVD’s are a good choice for advanced yoginis, an
fungus, arch pain, foot facials using medical grade products and         instructor can give novices hands-on correction to get the most
much more.                                                               out of the poses. She can also tell you if you are misaligned.
                                                                         “You can’t get that from a video,” Rachel says.

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      Taste of Italy – OLLI’s
      Summer Social Event
     Having a great time with friends is a core ingredient to
the success of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
at the College of Continuing and Professional Education at
Kennesaw State University.
    Three times a year, OLLI seeks to bring together all
those people who have enjoyed being a part of the OLLI
family and invite those who are age 50 and older to see
what the program has to offer. OLLI’s next event is the
Taste of Italy Social on Monday, June 13th, at KSU Center.
    “There is nothing like a summer social to put a little
spice into our annual calendar,” said Michelle Girage,
OLLI Assistant Director. She said, aside from the deli-
cious Italian feast, there will be live music provided by the
Society Express Band who will be making their debut to
the OLLI crowd
    “This band is certain to have everyone on their feet
dancing before the night is over,” Michelle said. Past
socials have drawn about 250 seasoned adults out for
an evening of great food, dancing and a “whole lotta fun”
with new and old friends.
    “With so many programs going on throughout the
year, the socials have turned into a homecoming style
event which allows us to visit with everybody and catch
up on the happenings in their lives,” Michelle said. “It’s a
great mix of laughter, music and fun!”
    The cost is only $7 per person and includes dancing,
catered dinner and wonderful conversation. Doors open at
5:45pm and dinner is served from 6-7pm.
    Reservations are required and can be made by calling
770-423-6765 or you can register online at ccpe.ken-
nesaw.edu/olli. Payment is required when reservations are
made to secure seating. Free parking is available.

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                                 Senior Swimmer Goes for Gold
                                                         By Anne Alexander

                                   For those of us who have            was delighted to be “treated like a real Olympian” – a nearly
                              ever backed down from a chal-            overwhelming experience with numerous paparazzi snapping
                              lenge because we might think             pictures of her at the finish line.
                              ourselves too old, Sue Ottosen is             Sue has won medals and honors from numerous competi-
                              an inspiration. The sixty-eight          tions. Not only has Sue earned medals for her swimming, but
                              year old artist and owner of a                                       .T.
                                                                       she has also placed in the P Solutions Women’s Triathlon in
                              framing business in East Cobb is         Acworth for the last four years. Sue also competes in shot put
                              preparing for her fourth National        and discus at the Georgia State Senior Olympic Games. It’s
                              Senior Olympics Games to be              never too late according to Sue Ottosen to “get up off your duff
                              held June 16 – 30 in Houston,            and start moving!”
                                                                            The National Senior Games Association was developed
                                    A former art teacher and           in 1985 with the purpose of promoting healthy lifestyles for
                               accomplished cellist, Sue never         seniors through education, fitness, and sports. It is a commu-
                               considered herself an athlete;          nity-based member of the United States Olympic Committee
s Sue Ottosen                   however, an ad for the National        and functions as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation.
                                Senior Olympics motivated her          Participants who qualify for the National Games are responsible
to consider becoming a serious contender. Sue competed                 for their traveling expenses as well as some meals while at the
in her first state meet in 2004 in Warner Robbins, Georgia.            games.
While husband Bob photographed, Sue surprised herself by
                                                                           Sue’s sponsors have been the 425 Antique Market Place,
winning a gold medal!
                                                                       Barter Consultants International, and Empowerment Strategies
     While training on her own, typically at the Kennestone            Hypnotherapy. East Cobbers can help Sue finance her trip to
Aquatic Center, various trainers would give her pointers on            the National Senior Olympic Games by becoming a sponsor or
ways she could improve. The hard work and determination                by making a tax deductible contribution to her at soheritage@
paid off because the next year, Sue claimed three gold med-            comcast.net . For more information about the National Senior
als at the Georgia State Senior Olympic Games. This qualified          Games Association Foundation, visit their website at
her to compete at the National Games in Pittsburgh where Sue           www.nationalseniorgames.org.

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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for June & July
     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.

ice Cream and a Movie: The Young Victoria                                 history Corner: American Revolution Battle of Monmouth
Monday, June 20                                                           Wednesday, June 29
1– 4pm                                                                    10 – 11:30am
Cost: $3/Cobb resident; $4/non-resident. Registration                     Cost: Free. Registration required.
required.                                                                 One of the largest and most important conflicts in the
Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend star in the lavish historical               Revolutionary War took place on June 29, 1778 at
drama. Based on the courtship and early reign of England’s                Monmouth, New Jersey. The British assumed that the
longest-serving monarch, Queen Victoria, this is a movie of               Continental Army was weak, ill-disciplined and incapable of
romance intrigue and power. Come enjoy the majestic tale,                 facing up to their own seasoned troops, but the events that
ice cream and popcorn!                                                    were about to unfold in New Jersey proved them wrong.
                                                                          Come learn the importance of this decisive battle and its
Biography: Stories through Time: The Golden Age of Jazz/                  historical impact.
Jazz Legends
Wednesday, June 22:                                                       history Corner: history of July 4th
10 – 11:30am                                                              Wednesday, July 6
Cost: Free. Registration required.                                        10 – 11:30am
This documentary has been compiled from the masters that                  Cost: Free. Registration required.
have been forgotten in the vaults of the Hollywood studios.               Throughout America, the 4th of July is a summer celebration
Come hear about Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, the Mills                   of beaches, barbecues and the birth of the nation, where
Brothers, Louis Armstrong, the Dorsey Brothers, Gene Krupa                parades march down Main Street and the night sky lights
and Peggy Lee, just to name a few.                                        up with stunning fireworks. Did you ever wonder how these
                                                                          traditions began? The birth of our nation wasn’t declared a
 886 Johnson Ferry Rd.                                                    holiday until 1941!
 Marietta, GA 30068
                                                                          Blood Pressure Screening
                                                                          July 5, 7, 19, 27
                                                                          10am – 12pm

                                                                          Biography: Stories through Time: The Real Ben Franklin
    A ssisted Living       Memory Care            Respite                 Wednesday, July 13
                                                                          10 – 11:30am
                                                                          Cost: Free. Registration required.
                                       24-hour access to caring
                                       associates                         He was born in 1706, the son of a Boston tradesman. As
                                                                          colonial printer, he achieved fame and fortune; as civic
                                                                          leader he helped establish America’s first lending library and
                                                                          a distinguished hospital And as Founding Father, he signed
                                                                          the Declaration of Independence and the United States
                                                                          Constitution, profoundly influencing the great debates that
                                                                          shaped the American nation.

                                                                          ice Cream & a Movie: Mr. Roberts
                                                                          Monday, July 18
                                                                          1 – 4pm
      Saluting Our Veteran's and Heroes All Month Long!                   Cost: $3/Cobb resident; $4/non-resident. Registration
           Bring Your Special Hero for a Tour and Lunch                   required.
                                                                          Mr. Roberts, starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack
                    Call for Reservations                                 Lemon and William Powell, is one of the best patriotic movies
                                                                          to come out of Hollywood. The USS Reluctant carries cargo
  RSVP to: mrd.scmarietta@slm.net or (770) 977-4420                       along World War II’s forgotten Pacific seaways. Beyond the
 RSVP to: sales.scmarietta@slm.net or (770) 977-4420                      horizon, the real war passes its stir-crazy crew by. No shot is
      www.SavannahCourtMarietta.com                                       fired, no blood is spilled, yet Mr. Roberts endures as one of
                                                                          our most truthful war sagas.

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               CLuB CALeNDAR
AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of        Atlanta World War ii Roundtable. Third     Business Network international                 Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club.
each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior        Thursday (Sept-June) of the month.         (BNi). Tuesdays. 7:30-9am. BNI is an           Dances on second and 4th Friday each
Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.   11:30am. Petite Auberge Restaurant,        international networking organization with     month. 8-10:30pm. Mountain View
More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881       North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road,     chapters throughout the Atlanta area.          Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains
or doule37uga@comcast.net.                  Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579 or        My Friend’s Place, 1205 Johnson Ferry          Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret,
                                            jkovach2000@yahoo.com.                     Road, Marietta. More info: Karley Barber,      770-751-7210, dudesndarlins@comcast.net,
American Association of university
                                                                                       770-977-2383 or karley@comcast.net.            or www.dudesndarlins.com.
Women (AAuW) of Cobb County. Second         “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book
Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Mansour          Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm.                   Children of The American Revolution            east Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters and
Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta.       Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers            (C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society            non-boaters are welcome. First Tuesday
Does not meet in July & August. More        Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:           serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy          of each month. 7pm. Free admission.
info: Bonnie Williams, 770-971-6130.        awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or           Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of Cobb     Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch,
                                            http://consciousness.meetup.com/203.       communities. All children ages 1-18 invited.   2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info:
American Needlepoint Guild. Second
                                                                                       More info: B. Schilling, 770-643-1010.         770-364-3036 or noeyf1@bellsouth.net.
Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Cobb          Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday
Public Library, Mountain View Branch,       evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian    Cobb County Democratic Committee.              east Cobb Business Association. Luncheon
3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More      Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta.   Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each            and featured speaker. Third Tuesday each
info: 770-394-0065.                         Award-winning 50 voice, male, 4-part       month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536          month. 11:30am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall,
                                            a cappella harmony chorus. More info:      Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info:          2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More
Anne hathaway Garden Club. Third
                                            Frank, 770-587-1264, fehrach@aol.com,      770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems.com.          info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216,
Wednesday of the month (except July and
                                            or www.bigchickenchorus.org.                                                              susan.hampton@lionbank.com, or
August). Marietta Educational Garden                                                   Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society.
Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW,             Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5         Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm.           www.eastcobbba.com.
Marietta. More info: Charlene Robinson,     thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and           East Cobb Government Service Center,           east Cobb Civic Association. Last
770-971-7786.                               Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome.          4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.             Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East
                                            1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:    More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108,
Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy                                                                                                     Cobb Government Service Center, 4400
                                            770-973-7717.                              or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274.
League. Second Tuesday of each                                                                                                        Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
month. 7pm. Navy Recruiting District        Business Breakfast Networking of east      Cobb County Genealogical Society.              Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206 or
HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410,        Cobb. Professional Referral Networking.    Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm.              www.eastcobb.net.
Smyrna. Membership open to all civilian     Second Tuesday each month. 8:15-           First Presbyterian Church of Marietta,
                                                                                                                                      east Cobb Civitans. Second and 4th
and retired military with an interest       9:30am. C’est Moi/Café Paris, 1100         189 Church Street, Marietta. More info:
                                                                                                                                      Thursday of the month. 12-1pm. Parc
in supporting our men and women of          Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA           Larry Guzy, 678-860-4477.
the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard,                                                                                                  at Piedmont, 999 Hood Road, Marietta.
                                            30068. More info: Ellen Kelly,
Merchant Marines and associated youth       404-713-2830 or                            Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth           More Info: Mary Karras, 770-514-3069
programs. More info: 678-234-2310 or        Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net.                     Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton           or marykarras@banknorthgeorgia.com.
campbellfc@comcast.net.                                                                Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center,
                                                                                       500 Powder Springs Street. More info:          east Cobb Community Friends for
                                                                                       770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org.                 Children’s healthcare of Atlanta. Third
                                                                                                                                      Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings
                                                                                       Cobb Marietta Retired educators                are in members’ homes and vary each
                                                                                       Association. Last Wednesday of the month.      month. We work to benefit CHOA with
                                                                                       11:30am. Reservations required. Windy          fund raisers and service projects. More
        Meet Your Future Clients,                                                      Hill Senior Center, 1885 Smyrna-Roswell
                                                                                       Road, Smyrna. More info/Reservations:
                                                                                                                                      info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882,
                                                                                                                                      or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510.
             Customers and                                                             Beth St. Jean, 770-998-8737 or
                                                                                       beth@ammoniasafety.com.                        east Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third

          Business Associates                                                          Cobb Photographic Society.
                                                                                                                                      Thursday of the month. 6pm - Social.
                                                                                                                                      7pm – Program. Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton
                                                                                       Photographers of all skill and ability         Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale,
   Transforming East Cobb by                                                           levels are welcome. First and 3rd              770-715-1218 or tbarksdl@aol.com.
   developing business leaders                                                         Monday of each month. 7-9pm. Marietta
   through Networking and                                                              Enrichment Center, American Business           east Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every
                                                                                       Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395             Wednesday evening. 7pm. Paradise
   Education with an emphasis
                                                                                       South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More         South of the Border, 3605 Sandy
   on Community.                                                                                                                      Plains Road, Marietta. More info:
                                                                                       info: www.cobbphotosociety.com or
   The ECBA meets monthly                                                              info@cobbphotosociety.com.                     Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or
   at The Hollycrest Hall,                                                             Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third
   2235 Sewell Mill Road, at                                                           Thursday, every other month. 6:30pm.           east Cobb Lions Club. Second and 4th
                                                                                       InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road,              Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Side
   11:30am for lunch, networking                                                       Marietta. More info: Sandra Thompson,          Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell
   and a great speaker.                                                                770-578-6646.                                  Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow,
   Invite a guest to join you.                                                         Colored Pencil Society of America.
                                                                                       Atlanta District Chapter 107. First            east Cobb New horizons Band. Monday
   For more information visit                                                          Monday of the month. 7pm. North                mornings. Did you play a band instrument
   www.EastCobbBA.com                                                                  DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-         in high school and/or college? Would you
                                                                                       Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in         like to play again? We accept all skill levels.
                     eCBA Member Spotlight
                    ECBA Member Spotlight                                              the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy
                                                                                       Guerine, 678-354-3590.
                                                                                                                                      First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148
                                                                                                                                      Church Street, Marietta. More info: George
                    “Turning Dreams into Realty”                                       Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group.
                                                                                                                                      770-971-3430 or geog16@yahoo.com.
                    *Team Support for Success                                          Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am.           east Cobb Open Networking. Professional
                    * 20 years Serving Cobb Co.
                                                  Keller Williams
                                                                                       Various locations. More info: Richard          Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-
                    * Buyer / Seller Agency                                            Collins, 770-579-5445.
                                                                                                                                      9am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell
                    * Free Market Analysis                                                                                            Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. Free.
                                                                                       Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First
                    * Personalized Marketing
                                                      Atlanta North                    and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am.      More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711
                                                                                                                                      or drtim02@yahoo.com.
                                                                                       FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta.
   Rosan Hall                                                                          More info: 770-943-6979.                       east Cobb PowerCore Team. A business
                                                                                                                                      referral network. Every Thursday.
    770-335-6013                                                                       Dog hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday.
                                                  www.marietta-homes.com               10am. Various Locations. Non-dog                                ,
                                                                                                                                      7-8:30am. IHOP 3130 Johnson Ferry
                                                                                       owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan             Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan,
                                                                                       Batchelor, 770-992-2362.                       404-572-1278.

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                                                                                                                       CLuB CALeNDAR
east Cobb Rotary Club. Every                  Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday.       Order Sons of italy in America Marietta     Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First
Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills                  12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500      Lodge #2607. General membership             and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-
Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive,            Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More        meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck     9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church,
Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or          info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or          Dinner (except June, July, August-dessert   161 Church Street, Marietta. More info:
dschwall625@hotmail.com.                      www.mariettarotary.org.                      and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government     www.polkstreetspeakers.org.
east Cobb viPs. A community group for                                                      Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road,    SACS (Singles and Couples Social
                                              Mint Julep Consignment Boutique. First
seniors. Fourth Monday of the month           Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of the            Marietta. More info: 770-928-9314 or        events). Weekly dancing for singles and
(except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United        month. 7-9pm. East Cob Government            degrillmouse@comcast.net.                   couples.
Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road,          Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road,             Parents Without Partners. Meeting           No membership fees, just friends making
Marietta. More info: 770-971-3643 or          Marietta. More info: 770-953-2882 or         times vary. More info: Angela Dixon,        new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn,
office@eastcobbumc.org.                       www.visionsanew.org                          404-422-0768 or pwpchapter698.org.          Angel-GA@comcast.net
east Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every             MOMS Club of Marietta North. First           Peach State Depression Glass Collectors     Shakespeare Reading Group. First and
Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior            Wednesday of the month. 10am.                Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm.     3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32
Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,               Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy            East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell   N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More
Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817.            Plains Road, Marietta. More info:            Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790.    info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474.
                                              Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887.
Georgia Perennial Plant Association.
Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm.           Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary.
Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall,       Every Monday. 10am. Meeting location
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta.        available on request. More info:
More info: www.georgiaperennial.org.          Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or
Georgia vietnam veterans Alliance.
Third Thursday of the month. Social           Moms in Touch. Individual school groups
hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American             meeting on various days & times. Praying
Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road,                and encouraging our Cobb County
Marietta. More info: Bill Kalish,             teachers, staff and students. More info:
770-298-9966.                                 Margie Crawford, mcraw10@bellsouth.net
Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every                or www.momsintouch.org.
Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior              Mothers and More, east Cobb Chapter
Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,               #270. Second Tuesday each month.
Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer,            7:30-9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal
770-971-6579.                                 Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check
happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for      website as schedule may vary:
prospective members 1st Thursday or           www.mmeastcobb.homestead.com.
Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am.         National Active and Retired Federal
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385            employees (NARFe). Second Wednesday
Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room          of the month. 11:30am. East Cobb
F001, Marietta. Check dates:                  Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,
770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org.
                                              Marietta. More info: 770-973-2834.
international Association of
                                              Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third
Administrative Professionals (iAAP)-Cobb
                                              Tuesday each month. 10am. Various
County Chapter. Fourth Monday of the
                                              social activities throughout the month for
month. 6:15pm. Meeting & dinner. Windy
                                              those new to Cobb County or just looking
Hill - Marriott Hotel, Marietta. More info:
Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876.                   for new friends and activities.
                                              John Knox Presbyterian Church,
Jewish War veterans, Bicentennial Post        505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta.
976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am.         More info: 770-234-5068 or
Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More        newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com.
info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456.
                                              North Atlanta Business Association.
Job Seekers Cobb County Chapter.              Every Thursday. 11:45am-1:30pm.
Business professionals volunteer to help      Piccadilly Cafe, Cobb Parkway. More info:
the unemployed. Speakers, networking,         Vic Anapolle, 770-971-3402.
job leads, workshops. 7-9am, Tuesdays,
followed by networking 9-10am. Varsity,       North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club.
2790 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw.             Third Monday of the month. 7:15pm.
Free. More info: 770-420-9808, ext. 470.      Harp Irish Pub, 1425 Market Blvd.,
                                              Roswell. More info: 678-404-0034 or
Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First       www.NOWAMOM.org.
Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council
Chamber at Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence   Northeast Cobb Business Association.
Street, Marietta. More info: cobblp.org.      Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each
                                              month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont
Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday.        Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta.
12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500

                                                                                                         Daisy’s Cleaning Service
                                              More info: www.cantonroadba.org.
Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More
info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094.              Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples
                                              (formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples),
                                                                                                             Residential · Commercial
Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday          a parent’s club for families with or
of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference
                                                                                                               Reliable · References
                                              expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc.
Center, 500 Powder Springs Road,              Second Monday of each month (except

                                                                                                               All Work Guaranteed
Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230.
                                              December). 7pm. North Metro Church,
                                              2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More
                                                                                                                 Supervised Teams
Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each
month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome.          info: 678-404-0034 or
Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755      www.nowamom.org.
Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info:
mariettapflag@gmail.com.                                                                                          404-957-0723
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Free CPR/First Aid to our graduates. Affordable         camp & bring home; Run errands for seniors or        levels. 770-642-7761
rates. Payment plans available. 770-432-7227.           anyone needing things done. Shop, deliver, doc-                     viDeO SeRviCeS
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                                                                                                               Shooting, editing and delivering your video,
                                                        Also, pet care in your home when needed. Great
                 DOG TRAiNiNG                                                                                web site creation and support. 404-909-9557.
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                                                           Private bedrooms/baths Beautiful homes in         Desktop publishing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint,
              FuRNiTuRe RePAiR                          safe neighborhoods. Flexible lease terms.            transcription. 770-565-8874.
    Danny Linton: Onsite, on time, furniture care,      Below market rent. Free service.
refinishing, repairs, touch up. 770-882-5132.           678.812.3729 lynne.dyckman@atlantajcc.org,                     WeDDiNG PhOTOGRAPhY
                                                        www.housematematch.org                                  Full coverage professional photography for wed-
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$3/flat. Bishop Lake Road. 770-992-2086.                   Spanish Summer Camps! Also afternoon and
                                                        evening Spanish classes and tutoring for teenag-            WORK PART TiMe NeAR hOMe
                 heLP WANTeD                            ers and adults. Certified and experienced teach-        Office assistant position available. Compensation
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    Embroidery Operator. Veeshee.com, an
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but not required. To apply, email your resume to
                                                                     RECYCLE                                 Association, LLC, 1640 Powers Ferry Road, Bldg.
                                                                                                             8, Ste. 350, Marietta, GA 30067. 770-953-1374.
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A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Ala-      Compassionate Friends for grieving       emotions Anonymous, a fellowship            Networking Group. Open to everyone.
teen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant        parents, grandparents, and siblings.     of people who come together to work         Second and 4th Wednesday of the month.
Presbyterian Church, 2281 Canton         First Tuesday of the month. 7 pm.        toward recovery from emotional              6:30-7:30pm. First Baptist Church
Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-      First Baptist Church, 148 Church         difficulties and discover a new way         Smyrna, 1275 Church Street SE, Smyrna.
5347 or jpm105@comcast.net.              Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy       of life. Tuesdays and Fridays, 7pm.         More info: 770-435-3231 or Peggy, 770-
                                         Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or 404-          Roswell United Methodist Church,            955-3896 or caylorp@gmail.com.
Al-Anon. For family and friends of       539-4287. Email: kathzkel@yahoo.         614 Mimosa Boulevard, Building C,
alcoholics and other substance abus-     com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.        Roswell. More info: 404-735-9739.           Overeaters Anonymous. A support
ers. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. John-       com; www.tcfmarietta.org.                                                            group for those who suffer from the need to
son Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345,                                               Families of Children under Stress (FO-      compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-
955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.        Depression/Bipolar Support Group.        CuS). FOCUS is there to help – to listen    Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church,
More info: 770-587-0483.                 First and 3rd Thursday of the month.     and cry, to inform and educate, and to      4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
                                         7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist          offer programs for the families and the     Betsy: 404-226-4931.
Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Support         Church, Room 306, 955 Johnson            child with special needs. Usually meets
Group. Second Thursday of the month.                                                                                          Parents of Prodigals. For parents of
                                         Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-    the last Thursday of the month during       struggling teens and young adults.
7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551       794-2978.                                school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201
Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More                                                                                            Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm.
                                                                                  Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More          Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Loft A,
info: Christa McLain, 770-509-2914.      Depression Support Group. For those      info/to confirm meeting date: Angie,
                                         who suffer from depression and the                                                   3rd Floor, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,
Alzheimer’s Association Georgia                                                   770-234-9111, angie@focus-ga.org,           Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard,
                                         people who love them. First and 3rd      or www.focus-ga.org.
Chapter Family Support Group. First      Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm.                                                     770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchild-
Monday of the month. 10:30am.            Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955        Family Caregiver & Alzheimer’s              ministries.org.
Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608        Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More       Support Group. First Monday of each
Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More                                                                                            Parkinson’s Disease Support Group.
                                         info: 770-794-2978.                      month at 10:30am. Open to individu-         For persons with Parkinson’s disease
info: Dawn Reed, 678-777-7241 or                                                  als who are assisting an aging loved
dawn@alohatoaging.org.                   Divorce Care. 13-week session,                                                       and their caregivers. Second Sunday
                                                                                  one both inside and outside of the          each month. 4pm. Roswell United
                                         August and January. Wednesdays.          home. Call in advance for free care
Autism Spectrum Support Group of         6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist                                                      Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Bou-
Cobb County. Supporting parents                                                   for your loved one during meeting.          levard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info:
                                         Church, Room 311, 955 Johnson            Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608
with information and resources as        Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:                                                     Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915.
well as social connections. Third                                                 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More
                                         Kitty, 770-794-2978.                     info: Aloha to Aging, 678-439-1177.         Sexual Assault Support Group. Mon-
Thursday of each month during
school year. 9:30-11:30am. Mt.           Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week ses-                                                  days. 7pm. YWCA of Northwest Geor-
                                                                                  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren          gia, 48 Henderson Street, Marietta.
Bethel United Methodist Church,          sion, August and January. Wednes-        Support Group. Second and 4th Tues-
4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.       days. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry                                                        More info: 770-427-2902.
                                                                                  day. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker.
More info: www.asgcobb.com               Baptist Church, Room 328, 955            Transfiguration Church, Room 102,           St. Andrew uMC Sisters of Support
                                         Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More       1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More         (SOS) Breast Cancer Support Group.
Babywearing Group. Koalamommas,          info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.
North Atlanta’s resource for help,                                                info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275.                Ongoing support and comfort for breast
support, and information about baby      Diabetes Support Group offered by                                                    cancer survivors and patients undergo-
                                                                                  Grief Share.13-week session, August         ing treatment. Programs, speakers, art
carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly.    WellStar Health System. Second           and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. John-
Meeting dates/time vary. More info:      Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm.                                                      therapy and fellowship. Childcare upon
                                                                                  son Ferry Baptist Church, Room 306,         request. First and 3rd Thursday of each
Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or        McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose-      955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.
jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net.           lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta.                                                    month. 7pm. St. Andrew United Meth-
                                                                                  More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.             odist Church, Building B Community
                                         No registration required. More info:
Bereavement Support. First and           770-793-7818.                            Grief Support Group. For those deal-        Room, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta.
3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm.                                                  ing with the grief of losing an aging       More info: Sandy Klingler, 770-926-
Counseling Room in Parish Office, St.    Domestic violence Support Groups.        loved one. First Monday of each             3488.
Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell      Sessions in English and Spanish.         month. 2:30pm. Mt. Bethel Com-
Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-      Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Child-                                                      Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Sup-
                                                                                  munity Center, 4608 Lower Roswell           port Groups. First and 3rd Tuesday
6400, ext. 6020.                         care available for children 6 weeks to   Road, Marietta. More info: Aloha to
                                         12 years. Children over 12 may at-                                                   of the month. 7-8pm. Johnson Ferry
Cancer Support Group. Second and                                                  Aging, 678-439-1177.                        Baptist Church, Room 334, 955 John-
                                         tend and learn childcare skills. More
4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm.       info: 770-427-3390.                      Loneliness Bereavement Support              son Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room                                                Group. Every Tuesday. 12 noon.              Tom Scales, 678-578-4888 or www.
301, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Mari-       east Cobb Satellite of ChADD (Chil-      Pilgrimage United Church of Christ,         voicetoday.org.
etta. More info: 770-794-2978.           dren & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/hy-    3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.
                                         peractivity Disorder) Parent Support                                                 Treasures in heaven. For women who
Cancer Support Group for patients,                                                More info: 770-423-5959.                    have lost children through miscarriage,
                                         Group. First Tuesday or Thursday of
families and friends who are learning    the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Gov-         Marietta Moms. For all kinds of             ectopic pregnancy stillbirth, or neonatal
to live with a diagnosis of cancer.      ernment Services Center, 4400 Lower      moms - new to the area, looking for         death. Fourth Monday of the month.
Second Wednesday of the month. 7         Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:       new friends, or just needing support.       7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist
pm. LaSalette Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic   Movita, 770-321-1783, east-cobb@         Daily events for babies, toddlers and       Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,
Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.     chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300.         older kids. More info: 770-956-0318         Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.
More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6104.                                               or 678-357-3661 or
                                                                                  www.mariettamoms.com                        visions Anew Women’s Divorce
Codependents Anonymous. Mondays &                                                                                             Support Group. First Thursday and 3rd
Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North                                               Mothers Circle Group. Are you a             Wednesday of the month. 7-9 pm. East
Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road,                                                   mother raising Jewish children but you      Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower
Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368.                                                are not Jewish? Free education and          Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
                                                                                  support through a 16-week course.           770-953-2882.
                                                                                  Groups are held in Marietta, Intown
 how To Get Your Support Group Listed:                                            and North Fulton. More info: Suzette
                                                                                  Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org
                                                                                                                              Widowed helping Others. Gatherings
                                                                                                                              for social, practical support and new
   Help us help others by letting the East Cobb community know about              or www.themotherscircle.org.                friendships during this time of adjust-
                                                                                                                              ment. First and 3rd Wednesday of the
  your support group meetings. Please include name of group, days you             Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS).              month. 6pm. La Salette Hall, St. Ann’s
    meet, how often, what time, location of your meeting – be sure to             Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place            Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road,
 include street addresses, contact name and phone number. If you have             where moms can come to build friend-        Marietta. More info: 70-552-6400,
                                                                                  ships and receive mothering support,        ext. 6019, or 770-977-8438.
 a website, be sure to include that, too! Support Group listings must be          practical help and spiritual hope. Child-
  received by the 15th of the month. Submit items to: supportgroups@              care provided. Mt. Zion United
          eastcobber.com. Listings are free to non-profit groups.                 Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry
                                                                                  Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-
                                                                                  1465 or mtzionmops@gmail.com.

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                                                           carpet | area rugs | hardwood | laminate | shawfloors.com/HGTV
                                                           carpet | area rugs | hardwood | laminate | shawfloors.com/HGTV
                                                          HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw is a trademark of Scripps Networks, LLC used under license to Shaw Industries, Inc.
                                                                                                                          Imaging Center

                                                                                                                          Locations for
                                                                                                                          Heart Screenings:
                                                                                                                          WeLLStar CardIaC Ct ImagIng
                                                                                                                          Center at 55 WHItCHer Street
                                                                                                                          55 Whitcher Street, Suite 150
                                                                                                                          Marietta, GA 30060
       SCHeduLe one todaY!                                                                                                678-337-7000

      Heart Screenings are $99 per individual                                                                             WeLLStar KenneStone
                                                                                                                          ImagIng Center In eaSt Cobb
      or $149 per couple. Extended weeknight                                                                              1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100
                                                                                                                          Marietta, GA 30068
      hours and Saturday appointments available.*                                                                         770-793-9200

                                                                                                                          WeLLStar Cobb Ct ImagIng
                                                                                                                          Center at tHe 1700 buILdIng
                                                                                                                          1700 Hospital South Drive, Suite 202
                                                                                                                          Austell, GA 30106

                                                                                                                          WeLLStar dougLaS ImagIng
                                                                                                                          Center at ProfeSSIonaL PKWY
                                                                                                                          6002 Professional Parkway, Suite 120
                                                                                                                          Douglasville, GA 30134

                                                                                                                          WeLLStar PauLdIng
                                                                                                                          ImagIng Center
                                                                                                                          148 Bill Carruth Parkway, Suite LL20
                                                                                                                          Hiram, GA 30141

         How do I get a Heart Screening?
         For more information, call 770-956-Star (7827)
         to determine if you are a candidate.†

* Prices and hours available for a limited time. Heart screenings are self-pay only and not covered by insurance.
† To qualify for a heart screening you must be 40 years old or older, have two or more risk factors, have a personal physician willing to accept your results and not had
  a CT heart screening in the last four years. In order to provide you with the highest quality diagnostic scan there is a heart rate threshold for this exam. Please inquire
  with our screeners at 770-956-STAR (7827) for details.

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