August & September Calendar

AUGUST

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

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5-26: SOUTH COBB ARTS ALLIANCE (SCAA) hosts its Annual National Juried Exhibition titled “America the Beautiful, An Artist’s Oasis” Aug. 5-25 at the Patricia Vaughn Cultural Arts Center, 4181 Atlanta Street, Powder Springs. Opening reception Aug. 10 from 4-8 p.m.
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14-21-28/ INFANT & TODDLER STORY TIME (0-2 year-olds) Wednesdays at Smyrna Library, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 21, 28.
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15-22-29: PRESCHOOL STORY TIME (3-5 year-olds) Thursdays at Smyrna Library, 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15, 22, 29
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19: THE BASICS OF CREDIT Monday, Aug. 19 from 10:30 a.m. – noon Smyrna Library, Meeting Room. Deborah Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director of WeTeC (We Teach Credit) will cover credit cards, credit scores, student loans and debt forgiveness programs.
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20: TINKER TUESDAY: STEAM ENGINES. Tuesday, Aug. 20 from, 4-4:45 p.m. Smyrna Library, Meeting Room Ages: 5-12 PLUS adult RSVP by Monday, Aug. 19 – sreference@smyrnaga.gov. We will make crude steam engines. This activity involves an open flame.
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20: CRAFTS FOR A CAUSE: BANDANNAS FOR FURRY FRIENDS. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Smyrna Library, Meeting Room. Ages: 13-18 only. Design bandannas for shelter animals.
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20: BLOCK PARTY Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 10:30-11 a.m. Smyrna Library, Meeting Room. Ages: 0-24 months. Each month we will have a different type of block available to keep your little one engaged.
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27: CRAFTERNOON. Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 4-5 p.m. Smyrna Library, Meeting Room. Ages: 3-10. Make and take crafts for all ages

SEPTEMBER
3: 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.
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4: 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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12: SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Community Center, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. For reservations: www.smyrnabusiness.org.
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14-12: “CRAFTING COMPELLING FICTION” Creative Writing with Novelist, Amber Brock Sept. 14 – Oct. 12. This four-week writing course covers character, scene, plot and editing. The $75 class fee includes 12 hours of instruction by a critically acclaimed novelist, handouts for notes and writing exercises, and refreshments. Smyrna Library Lifetime Learning Academy. Seating is limited to 20 participants. Register at the Smyrna Community Center front desk or online at www.apm.activecommunities.com/smyrnacityrec/Activity_Search/20374 .
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15: FLUTE AND HARP RECITAL. with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principals Christina Smith and Elisabeth Remy Johnson Sunday, September 15, from 3-4 p.m. Smyrna Library, Meeting Rm. Program includes a variety of works, suitable for all ages.
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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.
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24: “OH DEER.” Join Jonquil Garden Club members Tuesday Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m., at the Smyrna Library for a program on plants that deer (usually) don’t eat, and ways to “steer the deer away” from your garden. Our presenters will be North Fulton Master Gardeners Pat Price and Carol Brooks, avid gardeners who teach a variety of community garden classes. Jonquil Garden Club members are novice through master gardeners and all are welcome. For further information, see www.jonquilgardenclub.org, or call Lorelei Clapper at 404-786-8440. Did you know? Fall is the best time of year to plant. Root systems aren’t stressed by the heat, and have time to establish by spring. Saturday Oct. 5 will be our huge fall plant sale at the Smyrna Farmers Market. We will have Master Gardeners available to answer your fall planting questions.
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FARMER’S MARKETS/FOOD TRUCK
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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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. 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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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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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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BUSINESS GROUP. The West Metro Atlanta Woodard Group meets at 6 p.m. at the South Cobb Diner on the 4th Thursday of each month. Woodard Groups provide opportunities for small business advisors and business owners to network with other to foster cooperation, strengthen relationships, and leverage mutual opportunities for mutual support and referrals. For more info check out our Facebook group at this link www.facebook.com/groups/westmetroatlwoodardgroup
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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. Aug.15 is at McCray’s Tavern, 4500 West Village Place, Smyrna.
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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 Road, Austell. 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 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
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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. For more info, 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 JONQUIL LIONS CLUB meet at the Smyrna Community Center the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. Guests are welcome.
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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 please come join us. Contact Holli Hallmark at hah1627@gmail.com
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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 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.

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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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. 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.
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E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for SEPTEMBER issue is AUGUST 23 with publication the week of SEPEMBER 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. 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 August 2019  issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.