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March 2014
Hapening Now
 

Cobb Chamber's Business Expo - May 8
Business ExpoSave the date for the Cobb Chamber Business Expo on May 8! This annual event is held for the promotion of local businesses and corporate networking. More than 160 companies showcase their products and services to more than 1,000 attendees. Open to the public, this event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions attracting executives at every level.

Click here to download a registration form. To view the floor plan and booth locations, click here.

Cobb2020 Kicks Off Spring Walk Cobb, Aims for 50,000 Miles
With the residents of Cobb County logging in over 29,000 miles during the first Walk Cobb event last fall, Cobb2020 is kicking off the spring Walk Cobb initiative to get locals walking and be active with ambition. This season, Cobb2020 is pushing its participants to get involved, get active and reach 50,000 miles. Learn more >>

Cobb County Prayer Breakfast - May 1
The 2014 Cobb County Prayer Breakfast will be May 1 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Learn more >>

Shepherd's Men Run
10 warriors will run 684 miles from Atlanta to Arlington, Va. in support of the Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative May 19-25. Learn how you can help>>

Cobb Chamber Accepting Applications and Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 South Cobb Citizen of the Year! Download a nomination form. South Cobb nominations must be submitted by April 14.

Nominations are also being accepted for the 2014 Kennesaw, West Cobb, Smyrna, Marietta, East Cobb and Acworth Citizens of the Year! Download a nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by August 29.

April 7 is the deadline to nominate a deserving woman for Cobb Executive Women's Woman of Distinction Award. Learn more >>

Nominations for the International Commerce Spotlight Award are now being accepted through June 16. Learn more >>

 
South Cobb
 

The next South Cobb Area Council Meeting is April 23 with a special presentation on Economic Development in South Cobb featuring panelists from the Chattahoochee Technical College’s Economic Development Department, Cobb County Purchasing Department, the KSU Small Business Development Center and the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority at the Riverside EpiCenter. Tours of the new facility will follow. This Area Council is proudly sponsored by Quarterly Presenting Sponsor Northside Hospital. Register >>

The South Cobb Toastmasters meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Regional Library. Learn more >>

Through March 26, the WellStar Cobb Hospital Satellite Gallery Exhibit will be open. Learn more >>

Camp 1, 2 Step will be April 7-11, challenging children's minds and bodies through math games, activities and dance. Learn more >>

The Don't Be A Bully Foundation's (DBAB) All Star Basketball Classic will be April 5 at South Cobb Recreation Center. Learn more >>

On April 3, the South Cobb Regional Library will host a resume workshop for teens who may be beginning their search for summer employment. Learn more >>

The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre is hosting an usher training class on April 5. Learn more >>

Join the UGA Cobb County Cooperative Extension for a Family Fun Day on April 10 at the South Cobb Recreation Center! Learn more >>

The Theatre Project presents HONK! at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre April 11-13. Learn more >>

The World of Art Juried Exhibit will be displayed at the Mable House Arts Center April 17 through May 21. Learn more >>

On April 23, join the Cobb community for an Earth Day project in Heritage Park. Learn more >>

Physics Day at Six Flags Over Georgia will be April 25. Learn more >>

Back by popular demand, the 2014 Cobb County Stomp Classic will be April 26 at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Learn more >>

Save the Date for the 9th annual Mableton Day on May 17! Learn more >>

See upcoming events for the Austell Business Association.

See upcoming events for the South Cobb Business Association.

 
Marietta
 

The next Marietta Area Council meeting is May 13. City of Marietta Manager Bill Bruton will give a special presentation on the 150th Civil War Anniversary and events surrounding this celebration. This Area Council is proudly sponsored by Quarterly Presenting Sponsor Northside Hospital. Register >>

Schedule a tour with the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum this spring! Learn more >>

Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon the Marietta Farmers Market will be on the Square! Learn more >>

The second Tuesday of each month, meet in Glover Park for lunchtime Yoga on the Square! Learn more >>

The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art's Third Annual Plein Air Paint Out will be March 29-30. Learn more >>

If your household income was $52,000 or less in 2013, MUST Ministries is offering to prepare your taxes for free on April 1. Learn more >>

Join the UGA/Cobb Extension on April 3 for the "From Your Garden to Your Table" workshop. Learn more >>

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents Annie at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre April 4-20. Learn more >>

The Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History is hosting helicopter rides to get a birds-eye view of Marietta on April 5. Learn more >>

The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta is hosting a wine tasting on April 5 at the Marietta Wine Market. Learn more >>

Marietta's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Easter Egg Scramble will take place in Laurel Park on April 11. Learn more >>

Love the Loop and help keep Marietta beautiful by joining to clean the environment on April 12. Learn more >>

The American Legion Post #296 Easter Egg Hunt will be at Henry Park on April 19, free to the public. Learn more >>

The 2014 Marietta Easter Egg Hunt will be at Jim Miller Park on April 19 at 10 a.m., featuring children's art activities, live entertainment, inflatables, concessions and more. Learn more >>

The 2nd Annual Strand Golf Classic will be April 23 at Cobblestone Golf Course. Learn more >>

On April 25, the 911 Band kicks off the 2014 Citrus Magic® Glover Park Concert Series! Learn more >>

Save the date for the 21st Annual Taste of Marietta on April 27! Learn more >>

May-retta Daze, the annual two-day arts and crafts festival, will be May 3-4 at Glover Park in the Marietta Square. Learn more >>

MUST Ministries' gala, Safe Refuge, will be May 10 at Zoo Atlanta. Learn more >>

See upcoming events for the Marietta Business Association.

 
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The next Cumberland Area Council meeting is May 14, featuring Lee Cuthbert, film location specialist for the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Film, Music and Digital Entertainment division. Lee will present the process of becoming a vendor, offering your location for filming and much more. This Area Council is proudly sponsored by Quarterly Presenting Sponsor Northside Hospital and Program Sponsor Cobb EMC. Register >>

Through April 25, applications for the 2014-2015 Cobb Youth Leadership class are being accepted for rising high school juniors. Learn more >>

Beatlemania Now will be at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on March 29. Purchase tickets >>

Ogletree Deakins is hosting a Lunch and Learn on April 4 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, addressing the latest labor and employment law topics impacting Georgia employers. Register online >>

The Photoshop World Conference & Expo will be April 8-10 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Learn more >>

The Atlanta Ballet presents Stephen Mills' Hamlet at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre April 11-13. Purchase tickets >>

On April 19, the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb will challenge participants to tackle 51 floors in Atlanta's largest vertical competition. Learn more >>

On April 24, 29, May 2 and May 4, the Atlanta Opera will perform The Barber of Seville at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Learn more >>

See upcoming events for the Vinings Business Association.

See meeting dates for the Cumberland CID.

 
 

Join us for the next Smyrna Area Council on May 22 for a transportation panel featuring Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee, DOT Director Faye DiMassimo, Senior Vice President of Cobb Chamber Economic Development Brooks Mathis and more to discuss major Smyrna transportation topics. Director of Operations at the Cumberland CID Brantley Day will moderate the panel. Quarterly Presenting Sponsor Northside Hospital and Program Sponsor Croy Engineering, LLC are proudly sponsoring this event. Register >>

Walk-A-Weigh classes, a weight control program developed by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension State Specialists, will be held each Tuesday through May 6 at the Smyrna Community Center. Learn more >>

The Taylor-Brawner House Foundation and the City of Smyrna are excited to announce the first annual Fine Art Exhibit at the Taylor-Brawner House, April 4-13. Learn more >>

The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt and Movie by Moonlight will be April 12 in Tolleson Park. Learn more >>

The Smyrna Police Department will offer a Fire Arms Safety Class on April 24. Learn more >>

Don’t miss the 2014 Jonquil City Jog 5K on April 26! The race through downtown Smyrna will begin at Smyrna City Hall. Learn more >>

The Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival will be April 26-27 on the Village Green, featuring craft booths, puppet shows, live music, food and all types of children's activities. Learn more >>

Beginning May 3, the Smyrna Fresh Produce Market will be each Saturday in the Smyrna First Baptist parking lot. Learn more >>

Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays begin May 6 at Taylor-Brawner Park! Learn more >>

See upcoming events for the Smyrna Business Association.

 
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The next East Cobb Area Council Meeting is June 11. This Area Council is proudly sponsored by Quarterly Presenting Sponsor Northside Hospital and Program Sponsor Cobb EMC. Register >>

The President’s Club Toastmasters of East Cobb is hosting several entertaining meetings in April aimed to improve your communication, presentation and networking skills. Learn more >>

PeachMac at The Avenue East Cobb is offering an Introduction to iPad Workshop on March 29. Learn more >>

April 1-30, the East Cobb Library will be displaying the Remember Ravensbruck Exhibit. Learn more >>

Friends of East Cobb Park's program ARTSCAPE! will be learning about and painting the "Blue Dog" by southern Louisiana artist George Rodrigue, April 2-3. Register >>

Join in the Whole Foods Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites on April 3. Learn more >>

Eastside Church’s Women’s Ministry is hosting Sweets ‘n Swirls on April 10. Register >>

On April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., join East Cobb Park in viewing the spring constellations for Astronomy Night. Learn more >>

The East Cobb YMCA Easter Egg Hunt will be April 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA. Learn more >>

The 2014 East Cobb Baseball Benefit Golf Tournament will be April 16. Learn more >>

The East Cobb Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. On April 17, the group will be discussing “Spies of the Balkans” by Alan Furst. Learn more >>

The Eastside Church Egg Scramble festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. on April 19. Learn more >>

On April 19, join Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church for an Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo at 9 a.m. Learn more >>

The Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop, an all-day event with over 19,000 eggs, will be April 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sprayberry High School. Learn more >>

Sunday Funday’s Earth Day Celebration at East Cobb Park will be April 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. Learn more >>

Save the date for the Taste of East Cobb on May 3 at The Fountains of Old Towne! Learn more >>

See upcoming events for the East Cobb Business Association.

See upcoming events for the Northeast Cobb Business Association.

 
 

The next Northwest Cobb Area Council meeting is June 18. Join us for an exciting presentation from CEO Earl Ehrhart about LakePoint Sports! This Area Council is proudly sponsored by Quarterly Presenting Sponsor Northside Hospital and Program Sponsor Geo-Hydro Engineers. Register >>

Join the Kennesaw Saturday Book Discussion Group on the fourth Tuesday and Saturday of every month at the Kennesaw Library.  Learn more >>

On April 1, enjoy a breakfast and visit with the Easter Bunny at Kennesaw's Bunny Breakfast at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Learn more >>

Save the date for the third annual Acworth Art Fest, April 5-6. Learn more >>

An MBA Information Session will be held at Kennesaw State University's Coles College on April 10. Learn more >>

On April 11, the Easter Bunny is hopping to the Acworth Sports Complex with over 50,000 eggs filled with toys, candy and prizes for the Acworth Easter Egg Hunt. Learn more >>

Co-sponsored by the Kennesaw Business Association and the City of Kennesaw, the Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival will be April 12-13. Learn more >>

The 7th Annual Taste of West Cobb will be April 12 at Hillgrove High School, full of restaurants, kids activities and entertainment. Learn more >>

The Dallas and Proctor Landing Parks, both on the banks of Lake Allatoona, will open on April 12! Learn more >>

The Acworth Business Association’s Golf Tournament will be April 14 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club. Learn more >>

Keep Kennesaw Beautiful will host a community electronics and metal recycling and document shredding event on April 26 at the Kennesaw Public Works facility. Learn more >>

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation Golf Tournament will be on April 28 at Pinetree Country Club, with a shotgun start at noon. Learn more >>

Buy tickets to the Rose Garden Gala on May 3 at Smith-Gilbert Gardens! Learn more >>

Save the date for the Love the Lake Concert Series on May 9! Learn more >>

See upcoming events for the Acworth Business Association.

See upcoming events for the Kennesaw Business Association.

See upcoming events for the West Cobb Business Association.

See meeting dates for the Town Center Area CID.

 
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