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21st Anniversary

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE                                                                 On the Cover
                                                                               This month’s cover
                  21st      Anniversary                                       features Mt. Bethel UMC
   1993                                                            2014       administrators Dan Boswell,
                                                                              director of administration at
                           This October edition marks the 21st anniversary
                       of the EAST COBBER magazine. 244 monthly issues,       Mt. Bethel UMC; Dr. Randy
                       19 community parades, a website, a Facebook            Mickler, senior pastor at
                       page, twitter feed, 3 children, and the same
                       husband later, I am still focused on informing local   Mt. Bethel UMC; Jim Callis,
                       residents about our good neighbors, special events     head of school at Mt. Bethel
                       and local issues in East Cobb County. Since 1993,
                       the EAST COBBER has been publishing articles about     Christian Academy;
                       East Cobb volunteers, artists and advertisers, clubs   and, Bob Montague, upper
                       and community leaders, musicians and moms. The
                                                                              school principal at Mt. Bethel
                       EAST COBBER front cover will continue to feature
                       those people in East Cobb County making this area      Christian Academy.
                       an even better place to live. The EAST COBBER has
also become well-known for its special sections. This issue features our       United in vision and
ninth annual Private School Guide, as well as our monthly Seniors section,    purpose, the congregation
Dining Guide and Health & Wellness section. It has always been my
                                                                              of Mt. Bethel UMC and the
intention to provide useful and relevant information that you can’t find
anywhere else and that focuses exclusively on East Cobb.                      Board of Trustees at Mt.
     I hope you enjoy reading the EAST COBBER as much as I enjoy              Bethel Christian Academy
putting each edition together month after month. After so many years of
meeting readers and business owners, I am reminded everyday of how            voted to secure property at
many really nice people there are in this community. East Cobb has so         2509 Post Oak Tritt Road to
many residents who take the initiative to help out, to share their opinions
                                                                              expand their ministries. This
and/or talents, in order to make East Cobb County a better place to
live. The annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is another example of          newly acquired property will
neighbors coming together to celebrate our great community, and for           allow additional worship and
me, as the producer/director of the parade, I am able to witness first
hand the genuine kindness, generosity, and cooperation East Cobbers           recreational opportunities for
demonstrate to make the this special event such a rousing success. See        Mt. Bethel UMC and allow Mt.
pages 6-9 for some photos taken that day.
                                                                              Bethel Christian Academy to
     I may put the magazine out, but it belongs to the East Cobb
community. Special credit goes to the East Cobbers that reach out to          fulfill their vision to become
me to discuss story ideas, submit articles, and to advertise. Of course,      the only faith-based, college
I am grateful to those who just pick up the paper at one of our 500+
drop-off points every month and actually read the paper! In a world           preparatory K-12 school
of conglomerates and sensational journalism, your kind comments and           in East Cobb County. Mt.
constructive criticisms inspire me to continue my work as publisher of a
truly grass-roots publication. As always, feel free to contact me with your   Bethel Christian Academy’s
ideas, comments and critiques.                                                founding 9th grade class is
                                                                              already in place.

                                                                                 Cover photo taken by

Cynthia M. Rozzo                                                                   Michael Drewitz of
Founder l Publisher                                                             Michael’s Photography.

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The 19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade
     On Saturday, September 13, East Cobb residents came together under sunny skies to continue an annual
hometown tradition: the 19th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival. Over 1,500 parade participants repre-
senting 80 different groups marched down Johnson Ferry Road to celebrate East Cobb! The parade staged
at the Mt. Bethel Elementary School’s parking lot, stepped off at 10am and ended at the Fountains of Olde
Towne shopping center at approximately 11:15am. Crowds lined Johnson Ferry Road early to get the best
view. “Kids” of all ages enjoyed the floats, decorated dogs, high school marching bands, and vintage cars
as they marched down the parade path. East Cobb schools honored their principals and/or their “Teachers-
of-the-Year.” The EAST COBBER Parade has earned the nickname, “The Candy Parade,” because just about
every entry throws candy to the crowd. The EAST COBBER appreciates the superb talents of the Cobb
County Government’s Communications Department staff. The staff came out early on Saturday morning to
produce the COBB TV23 broadcast of the EAST COBBER Parade. The EAST COBBER Parade can be viewed in
its entirety on youtube.com. Many, many thanks to Cobb County Police Special Operations Unit and Cobb
County Department of Transportation for ensuring the safety of parade participants and parade watchers.
    The amount of financial support necessary to ensure the success of this annual special event is para-
                                                mount. Thus, without the generosity of WellStar and
                                                Fountains of Olde Towne/Equitable Management Company
                                                as corporate sponsors, the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival
                                                would not be possible. (Photo Credit: Andrea Taylor)

Parade Grand Marshall Joe Brywczynski,
WellStar Senior VP, driving Dr. Wellbee

State Rep. Sharon Cooper                          Pro Martial Arts     Residents of Arbor Terrace

                            Cobb Library Foundation                                           East Cobb Lions Club

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                                                            Weddings • Bar Mitzvahs
                                                          School Dances and Festivals
                                                        Private Parties • Corporate Events
                                                        Child and Adult Birthday Parties
Cobb County Schools   Joyful Noise Marching Band
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                      Pope HS Drama Club

Walton HS Band

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EAST COBBER 21st Anniversary
The 19th Annual EAST COBBER Festival
    Immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade, thousands converged at the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center to
enjoy carnival games, food, live entertainment, and exhibits at the EAST COBBER Festival. This hometown tradition proved to be
another great opportunity for East Cobb residents to come together, share their pride and have some good old-fashioned fun.
Emceed by Ben Needle a/k/a DJ Neezy, the Festival stage featured local musicians and young dancers. The EAST COBBER is
grateful for the dedication of club members from Pope High School’s Habitat for Humanity who volunteered to help stage the
EAST COBBER Parade and work at the EAST COBBER Festival. (Photo Credit: Andrea Taylor)

Radio Disney                                 School of Rock                                  Cheer Revolution

Kid Chess                          DJ Neezy with a Fan                                            Dance Stop

                                  The Reminiscents

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T hank
  To Our Corporate Sponsors:

    Equitable Management Corporation
       Fountains of Olde Towne

   For Your Commitment to Making the
     EAST COBBER Parade & Festival
      an Annual Hometown Tradition
  We also gratefully acknowledge the efforts of:
    Cobb County Police Department/Special Ops
    Ben Needle, DJ Neezy
    Pope High School Habitat for Humanity

     Many thanks to the parade participants,          Who says
 festival entertainers and exhibitors for making      nothing in life is free?
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Cobb County 2016 SPLOST Vote Scheduled November 4
     On November 4, Cobb voters will be asked to               expansion of training facilities, construction of a new fire
approve whether or not to extend the county’s SPLOST           station, purchase of essential vehicles and equipment,
for six more years. This article outlines Cobb County’s        and improvements/upgrades/renovations to various
2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST)           Public Safety facilities.
as adopted by the Board of Commissioners on July 22,
2014. The following briefly describes the purpose of each           PUBLIC SERVICES IMPROVEMENTS - $102,913,526
capital improvement and the anticipated corresponding              > PARKS AND RECREATION IMPROVEMENTS - $77,508,779
funding. The 2016 SPLOST is intended to address the                  Funding for these projects will be used for
immediate needs of Facilities, Technology, Parks,                    upgrades, enhancements, and renovations to
Libraries, Senior Centers, Public Safety, and Transportation         existing park buildings, fields, and facilities.
that affect the future of Cobb County. The SPLOST will
be in effect for a six (6) year period from January 1, 2016        > LIBRARY IMPROVEMENTS - $23,203,167
through December 31, 2021.                                           Projects include construction of two new Library
                                                                     facilities and upgrades to other existing Library
                                                                     facilities including technology enhancements and
   BUDGET SUMMARY COBB COUNTY 2016 SPLOST                            improvements that will allow for more efficient and
    Projected Sales Tax Collections        $750,000,000              effective use of space.
    Countywide (911, Animal Control,
                                                                   > SENIOR CENTER IMPROVEMENTS - $2,201,580
    Courts, Medical Examiner,
                                                                     Projects include expansion of the existing North Cobb
    Public Health, Sheriff)                 $38,862,220
                                                                     Senior Center and upgrades to other facilities to
    Transportation                         $287,331,467              allow for more efficiency and greater use of space.
    Public Safety                           $87,977,584
                                                                    SUPPORT SERVICES IMPROVEMENTS - $48,019,380
    Public Services
    (Parks, Libraries, Senior Services)    $102,913,526            > FACILITIES - $17,940,380
                                                                     Projects include infrastructure improvements of
    Support Services
                                                                     existing facilities, and the construction of a new
    (Facilities, Information Technology)    $48,019,380
                                                                     millwork shop and new fleet maintenance facility
    Municipal Improvements                 $184,895,823              to support the increase in public safety vehicles.

                                                                   > TECHNOLOGY - $30,079,000
       COUNTYWIDE IMPROVEMENTS - $38,862,220                         Enhancements will provide many upgrades to
Projects include replacing Animal Control equipment,                 existing applications, create an eGovernment
vehicles and parking lot repairs; upgrades for 800Mhz                presence (web and mobile access to key county
Radio System, new radio towers, replacement of emer-                 services), the construction of a new data center,
gency weather sirens, improvements to Court Facilities,              and the creation of a disaster recovery site.
Public Health clinics, a new Medical Examiner laboratory
and replacement of building systems, renovations, secu-                MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS - $184,895,823
rity cameras and equipment for Sheriff’s Office.               This component, comprising a variety of projects, has
                                                               been identified by each Cobb City and accounts for
     TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS- $287,331,467                 approximately 26% of SPLOST revenue remaining after
                                                               county-wide projects.
Projects include infrastructure preservation (resurfacing,
drainage, bridges and culverts), pedestrian improve-               Readers can review in greater detail the proposed
ments, safety and operational improvements (intersec-          2016 SPLOST projects, by visiting cobbsplost2016.org.
tions, roadways, and school zones), and congestion             Users can search existing SPLOST projects, as well as
relief and mobility improvements (thoroughfares, traffic       proposed projects, by area, commission district or
management, traffic signals, and planning). SPLOST fund-       category, such as transportation, parks, and roadway
ing will be leveraged to receive additional funding from       and pedestrian improvement. Each link contains a fact
other sources, including Federal, State, and Community         sheet about the project.
Improvement Districts.                                             The mobile map application can be used on desk-
                                                               top computers, smartphones or tablets. It is compatible
       PUBLIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS - $87,977,584                with both Android and Apple iOS devices. For more infor-
Public Safety enhancements include the replacement of          mation, or to utilize this tool, visit www.cobbgis.org:81/
Police Headquarters and Evidence Unit, renovation and          CobbSPLOSTStatus.

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Decisions Are Being Made About Your Child’s Education.
               Do You Want To Participate?
                      By Chana Wade and Kristine Schwartz, East Cobb County Council of PTAs

     Did you know that less than 35% of voters in the July          dent, make our school system’s budget decisions, deter-
2012 primary election were parents of school aged children          mine the property taxes which fund our schools and man-
(between the ages of 25 and 49)? This data is available on          age the implementation of the education SPLOST dollars.
the Georgia Secretary of State website. Our elected offi-           In short, guided by the policies and budget provided by
cials make decisions about education and other issues that          the State, the Board of Education sets the direction of the
are important to our children and our community. Election           Cobb County School District.
results determine which individuals will make decisions that
                                                                        As parents, our lives are extremely hectic and it’s
directly shape your child’s education.
                                                                  difficult to prioritize except when it impacts our children
     As parents, we devote an enormous amount of time             and their future. With this in mind, one of the most
and energy contemplating and worrying about our chil-             important tasks you can accomplish this November is to
dren’s future. Are they receiving the best education and          vote and have the opportunity to “elect” or to “hire” the
participating in activities that will prepare them for chal-      individuals you believe will make the best choices for your
lenges ahead? Are their friends a good influence and are          child’s education!
they making good choices? And so on, and so on! We
                                                                      Georgia’s Secretary of State is making the voting pro-
know that education has a direct impact on their future.
                                                                  cess easier than ever:
However, are you aware of how many individuals in govern-
ment office directly influence the quality of education our       • Absentee Ballot: Any voter in the state of Georgia can
children are provided? Here are just a few of the leaders           request an absentee ballot for any reason. Applications
who have a direct impact:                                           must be received by October 31st and all ballots must be
                                                                    returned by 7:00 p.m. on November 4th. Election officials
• The Governor: The Governor is one of the single, most
                                                                    request that submissions of absentee ballot applications
  significant decision makers in education. With the assis-
                                                                    be turned in as soon as possible.
  tance of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget,
  the Governor develops and submits an annual statewide           • Advance Voting: Throughout Cobb County, there
  budget proposal for review and approval by the legisla-           are advance voting locations, many of which open
  ture. The Governor also has “line-item” veto power, which         October 13.
  he can use to remove appropriations he opposes. These           • Sample Ballot: You can print your very own sample ballot
  tools allow the Governor of Georgia to play a strong role         before Election Day. Use the sample ballot to help make
  in establishing priorities for the use of state resources. In     decisions ahead of time, so you are well-informed and
  other words, important decisions about how much money             efficient.
  is allocated and how many resources are provided for our
                                                                  • Polling Place Information: Enter your address and zip
  state’s education are made in the Governor’s office!
                                                                    code on the “My Voter Page” on the Secretary of State
• The State Superintendent of Schools: The State                    website. This option will provide you the address of your
  Superintendent of Schools is the administrative head of the       polling place – Effortless!
  Georgia Department of Education. The Superintendent
  oversees the state’s K-12 public education system and is             To Summarize, If You Want a World Class Education –
  charged with establishing the policies and managing oper-       Hire the Right People! Get Out and VOTE on November 4th!
  ations of the system. The office determines how federal             For more information, visit the Georgia Secretary of
  education dollars are allocated, the type of standardized       State website at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
  testing administered, how our teachers are evaluated and
  the type of standards they must meet. All these decisions                            Chana Wade is a Co-Chair for the
  directly impact your school and your child’s education.                         East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She
                                                                                  lives in the Woodlawn Place Subdivision
• The Georgia General Assembly: The Georgia General
                                                                                  with her husband, Scott, and children,
  Assembly consists of the Senate and the House of
                                                                                  Jackson and Gracie, who attend Mount
  Representatives, both of which we, as voters, elect. As
                                                                                  Bethel Elementary School.
  elected members, their main role is to propose and vote
  on legislation, including the state budget, that can and              Kristine Schwartz is a Co-Chair for the
  does impact the way our schools function and how our                East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She
  teachers educate.                                                 lives in Northampton Subdivision with her
• The Cobb County Board of Education (BOE): The Cobb                 husband, Brian and her children, Jacob,
  County BOE members have full authority to control and                 Emily, and Harris who attend Simpson
  manage the public schools within the Cobb County                          Middle School and Mountain View
  School District. They hire your school system’s superinten-                               Elementary School.

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East Cobb County Council of PTAs Celebrates the Arts!
           By Patty Pace and Cindy Goolsby, East Cobb County Council of PTAs, Reflections Co-Chairs

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”                                         Elementary School, JJ Daniell Middle School, Dickerson
                                              - Albert Einstein                  Middle School and Wheeler High School) advanced to
                                                                                 the National PTA competition level last year.
     As parents and teachers, we cherish our students’
creative endeavors -- from the homemade gifts and cards                               Taking part in the Reflections program is a powerful
they make to the countless dance, band, orchestra and                            way for students to engage in and explore the arts. Our
choral performances we attend. We turn the images into                           East Cobb community is a better place because of our
coffee mugs, frame the brightly colored pictures and                             students’ talents. This time of year we see and hear incred-
share the photos and videos we take with friends and                             ible performances from our high school marching bands.
relatives. Their art, in whatever medium they choose, is a                       Year-round we marvel at students who receive invitations
reflection of who they are. Let us celebrate that!                               to display their talents around the world. As a community,
     Each fall, local PTAs and the East Cobb County                              let us continue to help our students express themselves
Council of PTAs (ECCC PTA) participate in and support                            creatively by showcasing their art in our workplaces, by
the National PTA Reflections program. For over 45 years                          volunteering as judges, and by supporting the Reflections
the National PTA has promoted arts appreciation and                              program. As Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t use up
recognition as part of its mission to ensure that all children                   creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
receive a quality education, including an arts education.                            For more information on the Reflections Program,
Students from kindergarten through 12th grade have the                           please visit: ecccpta.org/reflections.
opportunity to enter original works of art in six categories:
dance choreography, film production, literature, music                                                               Patty Pace is Reflections Co-Chair for
composition, photography and visual arts. In this school                                                        the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She
year, entries will be judged on how well the student uses                                                       lives in Blackland Ridge with her husband,
his or her artistic vision to portray the theme: “The world                                                     Montie and son Alex, who is a student at
would be a better place if…”                                                                                    the Wheeler Magnet. Her daughter Jennifer
                                                                                                                is a Walton graduate.
     Reflections’ entries are first recognized, judged, and
celebrated at each local school. Selected entries are                                       Cindy Goolsby is the Reflections
then chosen to represent local schools at the ECCC PTA                           Co-Chair for the East Cobb County Council
level. Thereafter, ECCC PTA award recipients proceed                                 of PTAs. She lives in Lakewood Colony
to the Georgia PTA competition, and subsequent winning                           Subdivision with her husband, Ira and two
entries move on to the National PTA Reflections contest.                             daughters, Danielle and Sara, who are
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Mt. Bethel Christian Academy:
       First and Only Faith-Based K-12 School in East Cobb

     As the freshmen Class of 2018 walked through the doors          School curriculum is designed to challenge students with hon-
on August 7, 2014, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy became               ors and AP courses offered in all core subjects. Students are
the first and only faith-based, K-12 independent school in East      guided through the rigorous curriculum by expert teachers.
Cobb. The school’s expansion from a K-8 was made pos-                The founding faculty of the Upper School are deeply experi-
sible through the acquisition of a second campus, 33 acres           enced, certified educators who welcome the opportunity to
near the corner of Post Oak Tritt Road and Holly Springs Road.       form deep, impactful relationships with students.
The site had been owned by the Marcus Jewish Community
                                                                          For students interested in athletics, the new Upper School
Center of Atlanta, which had operated it as a preschool and
                                                                     campus abounds with opportunity. The expansive facilities
athletic recreation facility for several decades. Though nearly
                                                                     include tennis courts, swimming pool, cross country course,
“ready made” for a school, aesthetic and functional renova-
                                                                     indoor and outdoor gymnasiums, fully equipped fitness cen-
tions to the existing facilities are underway and will continue
                                                                     ter, baseball field, and activity field. In addition, the campus
through late winter.
                                                                     features a two-acre pond, which will be used for recreation
       The addition of the upper school is the final stage of a      as well as experiential learning as it is incorporated into the
plan adopted nearly two decades ago. Mt. Bethel Christian            science curriculum.
Academy was founded in 1998 by Mt. Bethel United Methodist
Church, a mainstay of the East Cobb community since 1840.                  Asked about the distinctives of the school, Head of
Dr. Randy Mickler and founder Darren DeVore envisioned               School, Jim Callis, replies, “Over the course of a high school
a Christ-centered, college-preparatory K-12 school on Mt.            career, the typical student will spend nearly 5,000 hours in
Bethel’s existing 44-acre campus on Lower Roswell Road. In           direct contact with teachers and coaches. Outside of their
its first sixteen years, Mt. Bethel Christian grew from a starting   parents, these relationships may well be the most important in
class of twenty-five kindergartners to 560 students in grades        a student’s life. Mt. Bethel faculty take seriously their responsi-
K-8th. And now, with the addition of an Upper School campus          bility to be Godly role models for students who are being pre-
serving grades 9-12, the school is poised to grow further still.     pared academically, physically and spiritually to leave home,
Enrollment growth at the Upper School is planned in two phas-        move on to success in college, career and community.”
es. Phase One, using renovated existing facilities, will allow           Campus tours are available and applications for 2015
for a total of 180 students. Phase Two, which will require the       enrollment are now being accepted for grades K-8 at the
construction of new classroom space, will push enrollment to a       Main Campus and 9th and 10th grade at the North Campus.
maximum of 450 students - approximately 110 per grade level.         For more information, visit www.mtbethelchristian.org or call
    College-preparatory in it’s approach, Mt. Bethel’s Upper         Jackie Grasty, Director of Admission, at 770-971-0245.

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While the public schools in East Cobb County do a good job of providing a quality education, many East Cobb parents seek out
“a better fit” for their junior scholars. Finding a quality private school can be a daunting task. As a first step, take a look at our
eighth annual list of private schools. Many of these schools will be hosting Open Houses this month, and quite a few have registra-
tion deadlines in January or February. So if you are considering private education, now is the time to investigate your options.
Alexsander Academy                Atlanta Girls’ School             Brandon Hall School               Cottage School, The
1090 Powers Place                 3254 Northside Parkway NW         1701 Brandon Hall Drive           700 Grimes Bridge Road
Alpharetta 30009                  Atlanta 30327                     Atlanta 30350                     Roswell 30075
770-777-0475                      404-845-0900                      770-394-8177                      770-641-8688
www.alexsanderacademy.org         www.atlantagirlsschool.org        www.brandonhall.org               www.cottageschool.org
Tuition: $9,000-$24,500           Tuition: $19,800-$20,500          Tuition: $28,750                  Tuition: $24,200-$24,950
Grades: 1-8                       Grades: 6-12                      Grades: 6-12                      Grades: 6-12
Students: N/A                     Students: 238                     Students: 200                     Students: 165
Co-Education Directors:           Head of School:                   Headmaster:                       Director:Jacque Digieso
Maya Mehanna,                     Ayanna Hillgill                   Dr. John L. Singleton
Susan Salganek                                                                                        Cresco Montessori School
                                  Atlanta Jewish Academy            CASA Montessori                   3001 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta Academy, The              5200 Northland Drive NE           150 Powers Ferry Road             Marietta 30062
2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway        Atlanta 30342                     Marietta 30067                    770-992-8031
Roswell 30076                     404-843-9900                      770-973-2731                      www.crescomontessori.com
678-461-6102                      www.atljewishacademy.org          www.casamontessori.com            Tuition: $360/mo.-$975/mo.
www.atlantaacademy.com            Tuition: $14,302-$27,748          Tuition: $7,800-$10,050           Grades: Infant-PreK
Tuition: $6,000-$12,400           Grades: Infants-12                Grades: PreK-6                    Students: 80
Grades: 18mos-8                   Students: 364                     Students: 160                     Principal: Michelle Knapp
Students: 275                     Head of School:                   Directors: Florence&
Head of School: Angela            Leah Summers                      Suzanne Johnson                   Cumberland Academy
Naples                                                                                                of Georgia
                                  Blessed Trinity Catholic          Chrysalis Experiential            650A Mt. Vernon Highway NE
Atlanta International School      High School                       Academy                           Atlanta 30328
2890 North Fulton Drive           11320 Woodstock Road              10 Mansell Court East             404-835-9000
Atlanta 30305                     Roswell 30075                     Suite 500                         www.cumberlandacademy.org
404-841-3840                      678-277-9083                      Roswell 30076                     Tuition: $22,100
www.aischool.org                  www.btcatholic.org                770-649-7077                      Grades: 4-12 and
Tuition: $20,143-$22,995          Tuition: $11,600                  www.chrysalis-academy-org.        post-graduates
Grades: 3K-12                     Grades: 9-12                      Tuition: $15,400-$20,900          Students: 98
Students: 1,160                   Students: 976                     Grades: 5-12                      Principal: Don Sasso
Headmaster: Kevin Glass           Principal: Frank Moore            Students: 42
                                                                    Director: Dr. Roy Alexander

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Davis Academy                   Eastside Christian School      Faith Lutheran School           Holy Spirit Preparatory
8105 Roberts Drive              2450 Lower Roswell Road        2111 Lower Roswell Road         School
Atlanta 30350                   Marietta 30068                 Marietta 30068                  4449 Northside Drive
770-671-0085                    770-971-2332                   770-973-8921                    Atlanta 30327 (Upper School)
www.davisacademy.org            www.eastsidechristianschool.   www.faithlcms.org               4820 Long Island Drive
Tuition: $17,260-$19,750        com                            Tuition: $4,875-$8,625          Atlanta 30342 (Lower School)
Grades: K-8                     Tuition: $5,800-$8,000         Grades: Preschool-8             4465 Northside Drive
Students: 670                   Grades: K-8                    Students: 165                   Atlanta 30327 (Preschool)
Head of School: Amy Shafron     Students: 370                  Principal: Daryl Kruse          678-904-2811
                                Head of School: Rusty Hill                                     www.holyspiritprep.org
East Cobb Christian School                                     Fellowship Christian School     Tuition: $5,400-$21,600
4616 Roswell Road               Eaton Academy                  10965 Woodstock Road            Grades: PreK2-12
Marietta 30062                  1000 Old Roswell Lakes         Roswell 30075                   Students: 650
770-565-0881                    Parkway                        770-641-6816                    Head of School:
www.eccs.org                    Roswell 30076                  www.                            Kyle M. Pietrantonio
Tuition:$4,600-$6,200           770-645-2673                   fellowshipchristianschool.org
Grades: K-8                     www.EatonAcademy.org           Tuition: $3,432-$13,782         Howard School, The
Students: 125                   Tuition: $18,400-$19,400       Grades: K4-12                   1192 Foster Street
Principal: Teresa Staley        Grades: K-12                   Students: 866                   Atlanta 30318
                                Students: 130-150              Headmaster: Kathy Teston        404-377-7436
East Cobb Prep                  President:                                                     www.howardschool.org
3875 Shallowford Road           Bridget Eaton-Partalis         Harvest Baptist School          Tuition: $27,000-$29,000
Marietta 30062                                                 3460 Kellogg Creed Road         Grades: K-12
770-649-0415                    Epstein School, The            Acworth 30102                   Students: 244
www.eastcobbprep.com            335 Colewood Way NW            770-974-9091                    Head of School:
Tuition: $212-$240/wk           Sandy Springs 30328            www.hbsga.org                   Marifred Cilella
Grades: Infants- after school   404-250-5600                   Tuition: $4,500
up to age 10                    www.epsteinatlanta.org         Grades: K3-12                   Lovett School, The
Students: 180                   Tuition: $6,195-$19,950        Students: 58                    4075 Paces Ferry Road NW
Director: Erin Fleishman        Grades: 18mos-8                Principal: Bill Lystlund        Atlanta 30327
                                Students: 540                                                  404-262-3032
                                Head of School: Stan Beiner    High Meadows School             www.lovett.org
                                                               1055 Willeo Road                Tuition: $20,820-$24,640
                                                               Roswell 30075                   Grades: K-12
                                                               770-993-2940                    Students: 1,675
                                                               www.highmeadows.org             Headmaster:
                                                               Tuition: $8,040-$17,250         William S. Peebles IV
                                                               Grades: Preschool-8
                                                               Students: 390                   Lyndon Academy
                                                               Head of School: Jay             485 Toonigh Road
                                                               Underwood                       Woodstock 30188
                                                               Holy Innocents’                 www.lyndonacademy.org
                                                               Episcopal School                Tuition: $11,000-$13,000
                                                               805 Mount Vernon Highway        Grades: Jr. K-8
                                                               Atlanta 30327                   Students: 187
                                                               404-255-4026                    Headmaster: Linda Murdock
                                                               Tuition: $9,000-$23,500         Marist School
                                                               Grades: Preschool-12            3790 Ashford Dunwoody
                                                               Students: 1,362                 Road NE
                                                               Head of School: Paul Barton     Atlanta 30319
                                                                                               Tuition: $17,200
                                                                                               Grades: 7-12
                                                                                               Students: 1,080
                                                                 TWEET TWEET!                  Principal:
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                                     Choosing A Private School
    The reasons cited over and over again by families who               If you haven’t done so already, contact each
send their children to private schools include individual          potential school for information dealing with philosophy,
attention, small classes, teacher excellence, and high aca-        curriculum, extracurricular offerings, admission process, and
demic standards.                                                   financing options. Compare each school’s literature with
      Your decision to consider an independent/private             the items on your list; this should give you a preliminary sense
school is just the beginning. While private schools set high       of which schools are a good match. Take into account
standards and emphasize values, they are wonderfully dis-          what type of environment would be best for your child and
tinct from each other. There are day and boarding schools;         consider his or her individual strengths as you examine each
coeducational, girls’, and boys’ schools. Enrollment varies        school’s program.
from a few dozen to a few thousand students. Some inde-                 The best time to apply is in the fall preceding the aca-
pendent schools are progressive, others more traditional           demic year of the student’s admission; however, applica-
in structure. Private schools also serve a varying range of
                                                                   tions are considered throughout the school year. Most
students in terms of abilities and interests. Some schools offer
                                                                   schools will require a personal interview, admissions testing,
special programs such as intensified instruction in the fine
                                                                   and information from your child’s current school. Ask the
and performing arts, experiential learning projects, or travel
                                                                   individual school for the details of its application procedures
abroad seminars. Many schools excel at rigorous intellectual
                                                                   and testing dates.
preparation; others are dedicated to average learners; and
some specialize in teaching bright students with learning dis-          In short, choosing the right school for your child is likely
abilities. Since each of these schools has something unique        the most important single decision you might make in terms
to offer, ideally you are trying to match a student’s needs        of setting the proper path and direction for life. A little
with the appropriate school. Write or call the admissions          preparation and research on the part of parents will go
office for published information about a school’s philosophy       miles toward making the ultimate destination clear at the
and programs, and then make an appointment to visit.               exit ramp.

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                                          Mount Paran                     Omega Private Academy
                                          Christian School                2960 Shallowford Road
                                          1275 Stanley Road               Marietta 30066
                                          Kennesaw 30152                  www.
                                          770-578-0182                    omegaprivateacademy.
                                          www.mtparanschool.com           com
                                          Tuition: $5,044-$15,476         Tuition: $9,980
                                          Grades: PreK-12                 Grades: K-12
                                          Students: 1,215                 Students: 16
                                          Headmaster: Dr. David Tilley    Head of School:
                                                                          Mihir Chheda
                                          Mount Vernon
                                          Presbyterian School             Pace Academy
                                          471 Mt. Vernon Highway NE       966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
                                          (Early Learning-6)              Atlanta 30327
 Celebrating over 50 years of             510 Mt. Vernon Highway NE       404-262-1345
Success in Classes for 18 Month           (7-12)                          www.paceacademy.org
                                          Atlanta 30328                   Tuition: $21,000-$24,200
    Old Through 8th Grade                 404-252-3448                    Grades: Pre-First-12
                                          www.mountvernonschool.org       Students: 1,085
                                          Tuition: $9,390-$18,955         Head of School:
                                          Grades: Early Learning-12       Frederick Assaf
                                          Students: 931
                                          Head of School:                 Porter Academy
                                          Dr. J. Brett Jacobsen           200 Cox Road
                                                                          Roswell 30075
                                          Mt. Bethel Christian            770-594-1313
                                          Academy                         www.porteracademy.org
                                          4385 Lower Roswell Road         Tuition: $18,959
                                          Marietta 30068 (K-8)            Grades: PreK-8
                                          2509 Post Oak Tritt Road        Students: 75
                                          Marietta 30062 (9-12)           Head of School:
                                          770-971-0245                    Claudia Porter
                                          Tuition: $10,370-$14,500        Queen of Angels
                                          Grades: K-12                    Catholic School
                                          Students: 568                   11340 Woodstock Road
                                          Head of School: Jim R. Callis   Roswell 30075
                                          North Cobb Christian School     www.qaschool.org
                                          4500 Lakeview Drive             Tuition: $7,450
                                          Kennesaw 30144                  Grades: K-8
                                          770-975-0252                    Students: 504
                                          www.ncchristian.org             Principal: Molly Carlin
                                          Tuition: $4,325-$13,360
                                          Grades: K3-12                   Riverside Military Academy
                                          Students: 910                   2001 Riverside Drive
                                          Head of School:                 Gainesville 30501
                                          Todd Clingman                   770-532-6251
                                                                          Tuition: $32,000
                                                                          Grades: 7-12
 2111 Lower Roswell Road l Marietta, GA        TWEET TWEET!
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                                                                          Students: 460
                                                                          President: Dr. James Benson
 770-973-8921 l www.faithmarietta.com

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Schenck School, The              St. Francis High School
282 Mt. Paran Road NW            13440 Cogburn Road
Atlanta 30327                    Milton 30004
404-252-2591                     678-339-9989
www.schenck.org                  www.saintfrancisschools.
Tuition: $28,930                 com
Grades: K-6                      Tuition: $18,000-$19,950
Students: 250                    Grades: 9-12
Head of School:                  Students: 320
Gena W. Calloway                 Principal: Colette Staak

Shiloh Hills Christian School    St. Joseph Catholic School
260 Hawkins Store Road           81 Lacy Street
Kennesaw 30144                   Marietta 30060
770-926-7729                     770-428-3328
www.shilohhills.com              www.stjosephschool.org
Tuition: $3,229-$8,183           Tuition: $6,145
Grades: K3-12                    Grades: K-8
Students: 250                    Students: 490
Principal: Terry Farrant         Principal: Patricia Allen

Shreiner Academy                 St. Jude the Apostle School
1340 Terrell Mill Road           7171 Glenridge Drive NE
Marietta 30067                   Atlanta 30328
770-953-1340                     770-394-2880
www.shreiner.com                 www.saintjude.net
Tuition: $1,193-$1,463/monthly   Tuition: $7,705
Grades: 2K-8                     Grades: K-8
Students: 200                    Students: 510
President: Todd F. Avis          Principal: Patty Childs

Sophia Academy                   St. Martin’s
2880 Dresden Drive               Episcopal School
Atlanta 30341                    3110-A Ashford Dunwoody
404-303-8722                     Road
www.sophiaacademy.org            Atlanta 30319
Tuition: $4,900-$22,000          404-237-4260
Grades: PreK-12                  www.stmartinschool.org
Students: 90                     Tuition: $10,500-$18,100
Director: Marie S. Corrigan      Grades: PreK3-8
                                 Students: 600
St. Catherine of Siena           Headmaster:
1618 Ben King Road               Dr. James E. Hamner
Kennesaw 30144
770-419-8601                     Swift School, The
www.scsiena.org                  300 Grimes Bridge Road
Tuition: $7,150-$7,650           Roswell 30075
Grades: K-8                      678-205-4988
Students: 441                    www.theswiftschool.org
Principal:                       Tuition: $23,285-$23,685
Sister Mary Patrick, O.P.        Grades: 1-8
                                 Students: 275
St. Francis Day School           Head of School:
9375 Willeo Road                 Richard J. Wendlek
Roswell 30075
Tuition: $11,000-$19,000
Grades: K-8
Students: 500

Headmaster:                       TWEET TWEET!
Drew Buccellato                   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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Trinity School              Westminster Schools, The
4301 Northside Parkway      1424 West Paces Ferry
Atlanta 30327               Road NW
404-231-8118                Atlanta 30327
www.trinityatl.org          404-355-8673
Tuition: $15,100-$21,305    www.westminster.net
Grades: 3yrs-6              Tuition: $21,070-$24,435
Students: 641               Grades: K-12
Head of School:             Students: 1,856
Joseph Marshall             President: Keith Evans

Walker School, The          Whitefield Academy
700 Cobb Parkway North      1 Whitefield Drive SE
Marietta 30062              Mableton 30126
678-581-6921                678-305-3000
www.thewalkerschool.org     www.whitefieldacademy.
Tuition: $8,820-$20,100     com
Grades: PreK-12             Tuition: $10,000-$20,000
Students: 982               Grades: PreK4-12
Head of School: Jack Hall   Students: 767
                            Headmaster: Dr. Kevin Bracher
Weber School, The
6751 Roswell Road           Wood Acres School, The
Atlanta 30328               1772 Johnson Ferry Road
404-917-2500                Marietta 30062
www.weberschool.org         770-971-1880
Tuition: $25,000            www.woodacresschool.org
Grades: 9-12                Tuition: $3,000-$10,000
Students: 225               Grades: Peschool-8
Head of School:             Students: 420
Rabbi Edward Harwitz        Head of School: Judy Thigpen

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   The Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS )
      The Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools is            would begin classes. Many of the AAAIS member schools provide
an affiliation of independent schools in the Atlanta area that          some financial aid to students who show documented need. No
operates under similar ethical and organizational guidelines.           performance-based or athletic assistance is available in AAAIS
AAAIS schools also administer a nondiscriminatory policy towards        schools. Policies and calendars related to financial aid vary wide-
admission and do not discriminate regarding race, color, creed,         ly between schools, and candidates interested in financial aid
gender, national origin or age. For more than three decades, the        issues should speak directly with admissions officers at the schools
Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) has             in which they have interest.
provided a structure and framework for its member schools and
                                                                             The Joint Atlanta Testing Program (JATP) involves a
the families who seek to learn more about independent school
                                                                        consortium of the AAAIS member schools. The JATP schools utilize
education. The association’s member schools - day and board-
                                                                        a common test administration for students applying for positions
ing, rural, urban and suburban - collectively enroll thousands of
new students each year. The missions of these schools are as            in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Applicants may wish to
richly diverse as the population of the Atlanta metropolitan area.      inquire with each admissions office with regard to whether the
                                                                        school is a participant in the JATP or whether the school conducts
     Most AAAIS schools have an application deadline in either
                                                                        its own testing for grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth.
February or March of the year prior to the time a student wishes
to enroll. In order to be considered, it is essential that applicants        AAAIS schools encourage families to complete their visits
attend to the application deadline and adhere to the deadline           early in the admission process. In order to prevent inappropriate
at each school to which they apply.                                     “rushing” of accepted students, AAAIS asks that parents and
                                                                        applicants not visit campuses between the Common Notification
     Members of AAAIS utilize a common calendar for admissions
                                                                        Date and the Common Reply Date.
issues. In particular, AAAIS schools agree to a common notifi-
cation date to allow candidates to know their status, whether                For more information about the Atlanta Area Association
accepted, wait listed, or denied. The notification date generally       of Independent Schools and a list of member schools, visit
occurs during the first week in April prior to the August a student     www.aaais.org.

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Pope High School Girls
                                                              Receive Silver Award
                                                                                                  Pope High School

                                                                                             freshmen Alyssa Borko
                                                                                             and Lacy Legaspi –
                                                                                             also Cadettes from
                                                                                             Girl Scout Troop 2598
                                                                                             – recently hosted a
                                                                                             pancake breakfast
                                                                                             to raise awareness
                                                                                             about the need for
                                                                                             funding research for
          cuts                  highlights                                                   children’s cancer.
       shampoo               bridal services                                                 Held on September
        coloring               keratin hair                                                  6, at East Cobb
         perms                straightening                                                  Church of Christ,
                                                                                             with the help of their
      CA L L FOR A N A PP O I N T M E N T !                                                  sister scout, Cassidy
                                                                                             Wardrop, sister scouts
           walk - in s we l c om e                        ss Lacy Legaspi and Alyssa Borko   from Troop 2597 and
                                                                                             a group of chefs

  Nancy’s Salon                                           (their dads) plenty of buttered pancakes smothered
                                                          in warm maple syrup were served. Thanks to local
                                                          sponsors I-Hop, Trader Joes, Publix, Kroger and Walmart
                                                          for donating the food, their pancake breakfast raised
  1100 Johnson Ferry Rd. • Ste 200 • Marietta, GA 30068
                                                          $400. All funds were donated to Curing Kids Cancer.
                   (770) 509-0087
                                                                The girls’ produced the pancake breakfast as a

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                                                          way to raise awareness about the need to fund
                                                          research for childhood cancer. This community service
                                                          project also earned them a Girl Scout Silver Award.
                    All Salon Services                    The Girl Scout Silver Award — the highest award a
    Expires: Oct. 31, 2014          New Clients Only      Girl Scout Cadette can earn — gives Girl Scouts the
                                                          chance to choose a project that develops leadership
                                                          skills and improves the community.

       $10 Kids Cut                                           The girls have learned a lot and will continue to
                                                          enlighten the community on how they can support kids
                                                          with cancer. “I learned that because children’s bodies
    Expires: Oct. 31, 2014          New Clients Only      are more sensitive than adults, children need treatments
                                                          and cures that are specific to their needs,” says Alyssa.
                                                          “We found out there was a lack of funding which is the
                                                          top barrier to finding treatments and cures,” says Lacy.
                                                              Just one year after the devastating loss of their
                                     Join us online
                                                          nine-year-old son Killian to leukemia, East Cobbers
                                     every Friday for     Grainne and Clay Owen founded Curing Kids Cancer
                                     a free giveaway!     in 2004 in order to celebrate Killian’s life and to fund
                       FREEBIE       FRIEND US NOW        research to find a cure for childhood cancer. Check
                       FRIDAYS       and try to win.      out www.curingkidscancer.org for more information.
                                                          Please join with them in trying to make a difference in
   Facebook.com/East Cobber                               fighting kids’ cancer and spread the word!

26 October 2014                                    EAST COBBER                                    www.eastcobber.com
Frameworks Gallery
      Celebrates 40 Years
         in East Cobb

ss Sisters Sunny Walker, Diane Spencer and Jean Willey
   celebrate the 40th anniversary of Frameworks Gallery.
     It’s clear the custom framing business that sisters
Diane Spencer and Sunny Walker started in their base-
ment 40 years ago can no longer be considered a hobby.
As their business grew from the Parkaire to Merchants Walk
to Woodlawn Point shopping centers, they finally settled
in at their current location in Woodlawn Square 12 years
ago. Also, as their interest and knowledge in original art
expanded, they changed the name of their store from
Frameworks to Frameworks Gallery.
       Frameworks Gallery is truly a local family business. The
owners brought their children to work with them or helped
watch each other’s children. Their sister, Jean Willey, start-
ed working with them, and a son is now the framing man-
ager. They’ve provided artwork and framing for genera-
tions of families, and they credit their success with striving
to be the best at what they do, while putting the customer
first. “We love the saying, ‘quality endures,’ and we are
using this as our mantra for the business,” shares Walker.
    Through the years, Frameworks Gallery has expanded
to display a wide variety of artistic media, including oil
and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels and pottery. In
fact, they just completed the art and framing for the new
East Cobb WellStar facility.
     “We introduce novice art buyers to the process of
collecting fine art of all mediums, and we take pride in
introducing veteran collectors to artists they may never
have seen,” says Spencer.
    Longtime customer Becky Wallis shares that she goes
nowhere else for her framing needs. “I have been com-
ing here for years, and every piece in my house has been
framed by them,” says Wallis.
     Frameworks Gallery will be celebrating their 40th anni-
versary with customers through the month of November,
including a Gala Art reception Nov. 15. For more informa-
tion, visit frameworksgallery.com, call 770-973-6701 or go to
their store at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 30068.

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Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the             OCTOBER 4
clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It           6th Annual Oktoberfest features German food, live pets,
is available throughout the year and can be delivered       polka dancing, a bingo tournament and more! 10am-
when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413.       7pm. Admission: $3/adults or 4 canned food items to
                                                            support MUST Ministries. Children 12 and under: free. Holy
EVERY WEDNESDAY                                             Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2922 Sandy Plains
Wednesday Walks in the Garden at Barrington Hall. Share     Road, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-971-4600.
in the garden’s history and learn some gardening tips for
your own yard. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Barrington Hall,         7th Annual Athletes Helping Athletes 5K Run/Walk &1 mile
535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations:      Noon Day Nature Trail Walk benefiting the Southeastern
770-640-3855.                                               Greyhound Club and its adoption program. Registration/
                                                            packet pick up starts at 6:30am. Race starts at 8:30am.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY                                   Admission: $35 to register on race day, $30 pre-registration.
Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that       Register at active.com or greyhoundadoption.org or by
are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce,       mail-in form. Pope and Land Office (Barrett Summit
plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday     Office Park), 1990 Vaughn Road, Kennesaw. More info:
9am-12pm and Sunday 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Now              770-222-2235 or 5k@greyhoundadoption.org.
open all year; Sundays from April-November. Glover
Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or            OCTOBER 4-5
www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.                        Ride to Fight Cancer! Join 24 Hours of Booty and Mount
                                                            Vernon Presbyterian School for a one-of-a-kind, family-
EVERY SATURDAY                                              friendly bike tour. The event will host 500+ riders who will
Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-     raise more than $350,000 for cancer research and survivor-
3pm. Ages 3 and up. Making Music Drum, The Fire Safety      ship. Ride starts at 2pm on the 4th and ends at 2pm on the
Fido, Bunny reading pointer and Spooky sweets holder.       5th. Registration on a sliding scale. Mount Vernon Presbyte-
Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta.      rian School 471 Mt. Vernon Highway, Atlanta 30328. More
More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.       info: www.24hoursofbooty.org.

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OCTOBER 5                                                    OCTOBER 6
The Everlasting Tour: Sandi Patty, with special guest        First Monday Breakfast hosted by Cobb Chamber of
Veritas. An evening of inspiration, worship and              Commerce. The 2014 Public Safety Employee of the
celebration with Christian music’s most honored artist.      Year will be awarded. 7am: VIP reception followed
This evening will feature many of Sandi’s iconic classics    by breakfast at 7:30am. Cobb Energy Performing Arts
as well as a collection of songs from her brand new
                                                             Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:
project, Everlasting. 6:30-8pm. Discounted price
                                                             770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.
for tickets purchased at Mt. Bethel United Methodist
Church (UMC) Premier (First 6 rows center sections) $30;
Main Floor/General Admission: $20; Balcony/General           Fourth Annual Y Golf Open. The East Cobb-McCleskey
Admission: $16.50. Mt. Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell        YMCA is one of 20 Ys participating in Atlanta’s largest
Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra Chapman, Sandra.           charitable golf tournament. More info and/or to register:
Chapman@mtbethel.org or 770-971-2880.                        www.YGolfOpen.com or Jenniferl@ymcaatlanta.org.

Holy Family Catholic Church Annual Fall Festival. Inter-     OCTOBER 7-8
national and local food, cake walks, games, crafts and
                                                             6th Annual Gifts Galore & More. An expo event featur-
more. 11am to 4pm. Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401
                                                             ing local artists, vendors, and small businesses in the East
Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-0038 or
www.holyfamilycc.org.                                        Cobb studio/home of textile artist Lynn Weinberg. Tues-
                                                             day: 11am-2pm & 5-8pm; Wednesday: 10am-3pm. Som-
The Magnolia Ball for residents of Assisted Living Centers   erset Subdivision, 3275 Somerset Trace SE, Marietta 30067.
and those over 75 years of age. The Johnson Ferry Jazz       More info: 678-234-0966 or somersetgiftsgalore.com.
Band will play Big Band music for listening and dancing.
4-6pm. Refreshments will be served. Johnson Ferry Baptist
Church, Fellowship Hall, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.
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Museum Mice Tour. Marietta Museum of history invites                          13th Annual Fall into Crafts Marketplace sponsored by
children ages 3 to 5 years old for our Museum Mice Tour.                      the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. Featuring 46
Preschoolers are led into a lifelong love of history with our                 exhibitors, the show includes jewelry, painting, soap,
award-winning Mice Tours. $5/person, $15/family maxi-                         hand-knitted items, wooden toys, silent auction and food.
mum. Reservations are required for the tour. Marietta                         All proceeds will be donated to missions. Friday: 11am-
Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite #200, Marietta.                      7pm. Saturday: 10am-4pm. St. Andrew United Methodist
More info: 770-794-5710 or swww.Mariettahistory.org                           Church, Keheley Building, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta.
                                                                              More info: 770-926-3488 or www.thepumpkinchurch.org/
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Focus on Photography. The Members of the Cobb Pho-
tography Society are celebrating its 40th Anniversary with                    Eastminster Fall Festival. The best BBQ ever! Pony rides,
Focus on Photography. Presenting a juried exhibition of                       petting zoo, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face paint-
exceptional photographic images. Opening reception                            ing, vendors, book sale, bake sale and more. All pro-
7 – 9pm. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains                       ceeds benefit missions and outreach efforts. Friday:
Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2700 or                          12-8pm (BBQ); Saturday: 9am-3pm (Festival). More info:
www.cobbphotosociety.com                                                      770-977-2976 or www.epres.org

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23rd Annual Mistletoe Market presented by the Junior                          Cobb Library Book Sale will include soft-cover and hard-
League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM). Merchants from the                            back books, magazines, textbooks, DVD and VHS movies
Atlanta area and beyond will offer the latest in apparel,                     and children’s books. Prices range from 10 cents to $5.
jewelry, children’s clothing, gifts, home and garden ac-                      Proceeds will enable the library staff to purchase new
cents, gourmet food, specialty items, and holiday apparel                     materials, including books and DVDs. Book sale volun-
and accessories. Proceeds help fund local organiza-                           teers needed as well. Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sun-
tions. Thursday and Friday: 9:30am-6pm and Saturday:                          day: 1pm- 5pm. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road,
9:30am-4:30pm. Admission: $4 online, $8 day of event.                         Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or www.cobbcat.org.
Ages 10 and under: free. Receive $1 off your General
Market ticket at the door by bringing a canned food item                      OCTOBER 10-25
to help JLCM support The Center for Family Resources.                         Centerstage North presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward,
Cobb Civic Center, 528 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta.                      co-produced with the Mountain View Arts Alliance. This
More info: www.jlcm.org.                                                      much-revived fussy, cantankerous novelist re-married
                                                                              but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife.
                                                                              Personalities, of the living and the not, clash in this classic
                                                                              comedy. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door. The
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