July & August Calendar

JULY

VBA. Vinings Business Association will not hold a regular meeting in July. A Business After-Hours will be held on the 16th. www.viningsbusiness.com. 678-725-0099.

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SOUTH COBB BUSINESS ASSOCIATION will not hold a regular meeting in July.

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JULY: TOUR OF HOMES TICKETS ON SALE – Beginnings July 1, tickets for the Historic District Tour of Homes will be available at ConcordCoveredBridge.org/tourofhomes. The Tour of Homes, Nov 2 and 3,  will be conducted as a two-hour guided tour including transportation with a limited number of ticketed guests allowed in each tour group and a restricted number of tours conducted on each of the event dates. The purview extends to lovely antebellum houses, a fascinating water-powered industrial complex, and a prominent Civil War battlefield site.  Further information as well as descriptions and pictures of the homes on the Tour are available at the Friends of the Concord Covered Bridge website.

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11:  SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Community Center, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Program: Mayor Max Bacon’s State of the City address. For reservations: www.smyrnabusiness.org

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11: MEET A COBB COUNTY K9 POLICE OFFICER. (Ages 5 and up). 2 – 3  p.m. Children will get the opportunity to meet a K9 Officer and learn what they do for the community. Space is limited, so arrive early. Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Rd, Smyrna 30080. 770-801-5335.

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11: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF STORIES. (0 – 12 yrs). 1  – 3  p.m.. Celebrate some of the summer’s biggest blockbuster animated releases with activities for the whole family. Vinings Library. 4290 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings. 770-801-5308.

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13: SMYRNA’S SUMMER CONCERT series July 13, with the Throughback Experience, at 7 p.m., a high energy party band offering a musical journey through the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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15: MAKE IT MONDAYS. Monday 15 from 10 a.m. – noon. Smyrna Library, Youth Services Ages: 5-7. A drop-in, hands-on activity designed for school-aged children

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16: CRAFTERNOON. Make and take crafts. Tuesday, July 16 from 11 a.m. – noon. Smyrna Library, Meeting Room. All ages.

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17: STORY TIME. Infant & Toddler Story Time (0-2 year-olds) Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. Smyrna Library.

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17-24-31: STORYTIME at SWEETWATER. (0-4 yrs). Wednesdays. 10:30 am – 11 am. We read stories, sing songs, make crafts and more. Sweetwater Valley Library. 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, in the Treadmill. 770-819-3290.

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18: STORY TIME. Preschool Story Time (3-5 year-olds). Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. July 18 Smyrna Library.

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19: MAGIC WITH KEITH KARNOK .Friday, July 19 11-11:45 a.m. Smyrna Library, Meeting Room. All ages. Magic and fun! Remember to bring your reading minutes to collect final prizes!

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21: VININGS ICE CREAM SOCIAL. July 21: Vinings Historic Preservation Society hosts the Vinings Ice Cream Social from 2-4 p.m. at the Pace House/Pavilion. Members and children 12 and under are free, everyone else $5.

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27: COLLECTION EVENT for the Smyrna Museum, Noon – 4 p.m. Smyrna Library community room. July 27.

 

AUGUST

1:  SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Community Center, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Program: Education and scholarship presentation. For reservations: www.smyrnabusiness.org

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3: SMYRNA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION featuring Banks and Shane on the Village Green from 6 to 10 p.m. August 3

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6: VBA. Vinings Business Association meets the first Tuesday of each month for lunch: Networking and speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Location to be announced. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.. A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. www.viningsbusiness.com. 678-725-0099.

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7: SOUTH COBB BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector.  www.sc-ba.org

SEPTEMBER

16: COPS AND KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT. The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #13 and the Cobb County Police Department host The Cops and Kids Golf Tournament Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth. Register as a Player/Team or a Sponsor at www.birdeasepro.com/copsandkids.

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23: GOLF TOURNAMENT. St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church Smyrna, Georgia has set Ugly Pants 2019, a golf tournament, for Monday, Sept. 23, at Dogwood Golf Club in Austell.  Tee-time is 10 a.m. Registration is at mysaintb.org/missionandoutreach. Register at mysaitb.org/missionoutreach.

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FARMER’S MARKETS/FOOD TRUCKS

SMYRNA OUTDOOR MARKET. The Market is located at the Community Center along Atlanta Road and is open from 8 a.m. to Noon Saturdays until October 19.

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MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Enjoy fresh produce and goods year round from the Marietta Square Farmers Market every Saturday – rain or shine- 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Historic Marietta Square. Sundays, Noon to 3 p.m. May thru October For info, visit www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

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SMYRNA FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS, 5 p.m. to 9, Taylor-Brawner Park, 3180 Atlanta Road. Join us for Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays, each Tuesday, starting through October 8th at Taylor-Brawner Park from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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MABLETON FARMERS MARKET begins Thursday morning, June 13. small farm producers are encouraged to become a vendor at the Market this season. The market will offer double SNAP benefits in cooperation with Wholesome Wave Georgia.

WEEKLY EVENTS

BOY SCOUT TROOP 61 meets every Monday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Troop Lodge at Bethany Methodist Church at the intersection of Hurt and Hicks Roads. Cub Pack 61 meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Bethany Gym.

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BOY SCOUT TROOP ONE meets every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. New Scouts Welcome! 2845 Log Cabin Drive, Smyrna (off Atlanta Road). www.bsatroop1.net

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SMYRNA BOY SCOUT Smyrna Boy Scout Troop 11 meets at Smyrna First United Methodist Church every Tuesday evening 7:30- 9 p.m.  Contact us at 770-883-1123. Website: www.smyrnatroop11.com.

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BOY SCOUT TROOP 220 meets every Tuesday Night at 6:30 p.m. at Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God located at 4100 King Springs Road (right next to Griffin Middle School). For more information see our website www.troopwebhost.org/Troop220Smyrna/Index

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FREE TAIJI CLASS for all Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. South Cobb Regional Library: 805 Clay Road, Mableton and on the second Tuesday of each month at The Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.

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THE LORD’S STOREHOUSE sponsored by Shaw Temple AME Zion Church provides free of charge clothing, small household items, canned goods and toiletries to needy families, individuals and shelters. We also accept donated items in gently used and clean condition. We are located at 775 Hurt Road, SW, Smyrna Ga. and are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Info call the church at 770-801-8185 or contact at shawtemple.org. Church open Monday – Thursday 10-8 p.m.

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SMYRNA BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Smyrna Business Exchange is Smyrna’s premier close contact networking group representing over 30 local businesses (and growing).  The Smyrna Business Exchange meets at the Smyrna Community Center every Thursday morning from 7-8:30 a.m. Questions or to RSVP for a complimentary visit, call Jeff Daxe at 770-795-5079 (or email at jad@mijs.com).

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JONQUIL CITY KIWANIS SMYRNA: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wolfe Senior Center, 884 Church Street, Smyrna.

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SMYRNA OPTIMIST: 7 a.m. Friday, American Legion Post 160, 160 Legion Drive, Smyrna.

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SMYRNA ROTARY: noon Tuesday, Brawner Hall, Smyrna. For further information, see www.SmyrnaRotary.com

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SOUTH COBB ROTARY: noon, Thursday, Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector

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SOUTH COBB TOASTMASTERS Tuesday at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. South Cobb Regional Library, Mableton 678-799-4425.

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TOASTMASTERS: Interstate North Toastmasters at 3100 Cumberland Boulevard. We meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website: 2823.toastmastersclubs.org

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TOASTMASTERS: T-Toasters. Paces West, 2727 Paces Ferry Rd., Bldg 1. We meet Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. and welcome visitors. Visit www.ttoasters.com to find out more.

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VININGS ROTARY: Noon. Wednesday, Georgian Club.

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THE GALLERIA WORLDSPAN Wings Toastmasters Club Tuesdays 12 to 1 p.m., Building 300, main conference room.

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SMYRNA BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Smyrna Business Exchange is Smyrna’s premier close contact networking group representing over 30 local businesses (and growing).  The Smyrna Business Exchange meets at the Smyrna Community Center every Thursday morning from 7-8:30 a.m. Questions or to RSVP for a complimentary visit, call Jeff Daxe at 770-795-5079 (or email at jad@mijs.com).

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MONTHLY OR MORE

AMERICAN LEGION, Post 160. Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. every 3rd Tuesday. The AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, Unit 160 Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. every 3rd Tuesday each month.  SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, Squadron 160 meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month. All of these meetings are at 160 Legion Drive, Smyrna. For more information, access AmericanLegionPost160.org or call 770-436-2501.

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivy Road, Mableton meets every third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Bingo–Mon, Tues, Friday 8 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m. and Sun. 4 p.m.

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ATLANTA FREETHOUGHT, Regular Meeting at 1 p.m. every 2nd Sunday. 4775 N. Church Lane, Smyrna (a mile inside I-285, just off Atlanta Rd). Our historic building was a church in Smyrna/Vinings for 141 years. We’re a nonprofit educational organization and meetings/programs are free and open to the public. Call 678-662-3857 or visit our website, www.atlantafreethought.org, for more about us.

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SMYRNA BEEKEEPERS GROUP meets monthly, usually the third Thursday of the month in members’ homes beginning at 6:30 p.m.  If you are interested in joining us or have questions please email beesinsmyrna@gmail.com.

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COBB-MARIETTA RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION meets the second Thursday of each month. The monthly luncheon is held at the First Methodist Church in Marietta at 11:30 a.m.  For more information visit www.cmrea.org.

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CUMBERLAND VININGS OPTIMIST CLUB: Meeting for breakfast the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Vinings Club, 2859 Paces Ferry Road NW. We are an inclusive club dedicated to community service and welcome everyone to come as our guest to a meeting of your choice.

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GARY HILL NETWORK monthly networking luncheons are held at 11 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month at different locations. Call 770-438-6961 for more information. Feb. 21 is at McCray’s Tavern, 4500 West Village Place, Smyrna.

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THE JONQUIL GARDEN CLUB meets every 4th Tuesday at the library in downtown Smyrna. Members assemble at 10 a.m. and the meeting opens at 10:30 a.m. The objective of the Jonquil Garden Club is to beautify and preserve our environment by encouraging conservation and plantings, not only in our own gardens, but including public places. Anyone interested in gardening, floral and landscape design is welcome to attend.  For further information, you may contact Shirley Priest at 770-433-3248. www.jonquilgardenclub.org

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KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER SOUTH COBB meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at O’Charley’s 4130 Austell Rd, Austell GA 30106. Call 770-438-6961 for more info.

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KIWANIS CLUB OF SMYRNA meets every last Wednesday of the month  Noon  to 1 p.m. at  Provident Village  at Creekside, 4838 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna.

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MOMS Club of Smyrna West: For stay-at-home or part-time working moms, we have added to the elementary school districts served in the Smyrna area: in 30080 and 30082 zip codes AND any of the following school districts: Smyrna Elementary, Norton Park, King Springs, Nickajack, Teasley, Belmont Hills, Green Acres, Argyle, and Russell. We offer morning and afternoon weekly playgroups and activities. For questions about our club or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us directly at membership@momsclubofsmyrnawest.com

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MOMS CLUB SOUTH COBB. Do you ever feel like you are the only at-home mother who stays home? If so, you are not alone! Come meet other moms and kids at the MOMS CLUB of Austell and Mableton! We meet monthly and would love to meet you and your kids. If interested in attending, contact us momsclubofaustellandmableton@gmail.com, 770-841-8631 or momsclubofaustella.wixsite.com/momsclubofaustell.

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COBB COUNTY MOCHA MOMS offers support to mothers of color. Cobb County Mochas are a mixture working and stay at home moms. We offer an array of opportunities to connect with other moms through Mom’s Night Out, Sister Circles, and playdates for kids, couples’ nights, single moms support, family community service projects and more. Eemail us at cobbcountymochamoms@gmail.com

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FIRST MOPS offers fellowship with other mothers of children age birth to Kindergarten. We welcome women from throughout the community, so you don’t have to be a member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church to join, although we do currently have a waiting list if you need a space in the nursery during our meetings. For more info, visit www.smyrnafirstmops.com. MOPS NIGHT GROUP. Smyrna First United Methodist Church’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group Night Group meets once a month on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in joining the MOPS Night Group, please contact smyrnafirstmopsnight@gmail.com or visit www.smyrnafirstmops.com

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NEWCOMERS CLUB OF COBB COUNTY meets the third Tuesday of each month September through May at 10 a.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta.  Please join us for fun activities and new friends or contact us at newcomersofcobbcounty.com.

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SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATON: lunch meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Smyrna Community Center, 11:45 p.m.

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SMYRNA JONQUIL LIONS CLUB welcomes guests and prospective members. As a part of the world’s largest service organization simply stated:  We serve.  Check us out and join as we strive to make our community a better place. The club meets at the Smyrna Community Center the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. and the 4th Tuesday at noon.  http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/smyrnaj. www.facebook.com/pages/smyrna-Jonquil-Lions-Club.

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SMYRNA LIBRARY READING GROUP: meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Circle.

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SMYRNA STITCH-IN GROUP meets at 4:30pm the first Monday in the class room at Hobby Lobby, 1355 East-West Connector, Austell. If you like to cross stitch, do crewel work, needlepoint, etc and want to meet women in the area, please come join us.  Contact Holli Hallmark at hah1627@gmail.com

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SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS – The Gen. Leonidas Polk Camp meets on the 4th Thursday of each month (except for Nov, Dec, & Jan) in the meeting room at the Piccadilly Restaurant, 536 Marietta Pkwy S, Marietta. We begin gathering at 6 p.m. for socialization and dinner followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. For further info contact: Jack Williams at 404-256-4208 or songofjoy2@aol.com.

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SOUTH COBB BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector.  www.sc-ba.org

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SOUTH COBB HOMESCHOOLERS.  Are you a homeschool parent in need of support?  The South Cobb Homeschool Support group meets monthly at the South Cobb Regional Library at 805 Clay Road, Mableton. If interested in attending email us at schomeschoolers@thestudyhalledu.com or call 404-644-8391. Visit our website at schomeschoolers.blogspot.com

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SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings 6:30 p.m. of each month at the South Cobb Community Center 620 Lions Club Drive, SW Mableton. Contact: South Cobb Lions Club: Phone 470-554-2128 on Facebook South Cobb Lions Club or email southcobblionsclub@yahoo.com

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VININGS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (VBA) meets the first Tuesday of each month for lunch at Social Vinings. Networking and speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Guests are always welcome! (no industry restrictions). A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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VININGS VILLAGE CIVIC CLUB meets the first Monday of each month September through June at 6:30 p.m. at various locations around Vinings. For further information, e-mail us at viningscivicclub@gmail.com or visit our new website: viningsvillagecivicclub.org. Members and Guests are welcome.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, The Star Group To help patients and their families feel more hopeful and less alone through the mutual sharing of thoughts, feelings, and concerns related to living with, and surviving cancer. Fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. (A light lunch is served) WellStar Cobb Hospital Magnolia Room Group leader: Raymond Coffman Please call 770-732-3780 to RSVP.

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DIABETES SUPPORT. WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM will hold monthly free diabetes support groups in the following locations: Smyrna Primary Care, 562 Concord Rd, Smyrna 1 – 2 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month except December. No registration is required.

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FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held every Monday at Macland Presbyterian Church, 3615 Macland Road, Powder Springs, from 7 p.m. – 8:30. For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout Metro Atlanta call 800-566-9010, or visit: www.foodaddicts.org.

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OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS now meets at Ridgeview Institute, Room 8, 3995 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna. Mondays 7 p.m.

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Smyrna Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through November at the Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Center at 884 Church St., Smyrna, GA  Phone: 678-631-5541.The facilitator is Carl Proctor  Email: carlcproctor@aol.com Contact: 404-275-9383. Smyrna Parkinson’s Support Group Membership is free to Parkinsonians, care partners, family members, medical professionals and other people whose lives have been touched by PD. We are grateful to the Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Center for providing our meeting space.

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RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL Self-help support group for stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4300 King Springs Road SE, Smyrna, in the old rectory next to the church. Contact Alicia Garcia at 678-665-5233 for more information.

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REFORMERS UNANIMOUS (RU) is a Christ-centered addictions program that meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Westside Church located at 4900 Floyd Road, Mableton next to Walgreens. RU helps adults find freedom from addictive behavior. Call Westside Church at 770-948-0121 for more information or see www.wbcfamily.org.

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E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for AUGUST issue is JULY 23 with publication the week of AUGUST 5. Calendar items are accepted from civic groups, non-profits, schools and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Please do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb.com. Find updated calendar items on our website at www.brightsidecobb.com.

From the July 2019  issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.