Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

Bingo Fling 
Tuesday, August 14
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
$3 at the door
Friends of Senior Wellness Center is holding a Bingo afternoon fling to benefit Senior Wellness Center. Games with prize giveaways will be played so come join the fun!r

Healthy Cooking with Chef Lynn Ware 
Friday, August 17: Eat and Drink Your Colors
PM: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm #5241
$8 Cobb resident/ $10 Non-resident 
Did you know eating a colorful variety of fresh foods is good for your health?  Different colors of fruits and vegetables indicate the different nutrients they contain. Lynn will explain the basics of the color of produce and its nutrient value as well as demonstrate simple ways to taste the rainbow.  On the menu: Black Rice Stir-Fry; Roasted Sweet Peppers and Carrots with Orange and Hazelnuts; Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie

Senior Day at the Silver Springs Water Park #5417
Monday, August 20
10:00am – 2:00pm
Meet up: 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs, 30127
$2.00 cash only at the door; Registration required
Splash away the end of summer with a day at the water park just for you! Float down the lazy river before you take part in a low-impact water aerobics class. After you swim up a big appetite, a tasty lunch and program will be provided next door at the Ron Anderson Recreation Center. Grab your swimsuit and towel and meet us out at the park! 

The 411 on Incontinence #5242
Wednesday, August 22
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
While most incontinence sufferers are female, males can also be affected due to prostate issues. Join physical therapist, Teresa Mills to learn how the urinary system functions and ways to manage bladder incontinence and learn simple exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. This class is open to both men and women. 

Cooking with Krishna 
Thursday, August 30: Lebanese Inspired
AM 10:00 am-11:30 am #5243
PM 12:30 pm -2:00 pm #5244
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
For most of its past, Lebanon has been ruled by foreign powers that have had a strong influence on its cuisine.  This unique cultural history has helped to make Lebanese food the most popular of all Middle Eastern cuisines. On the menu: Roast Chicken with Cucumber Salad.

Taste of Italy with John Gifaldi
Wednesday, September 5: Roman Holiday
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5610
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #5612
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
We may not be able to steal away to Rome with either Gregory Peck or Audrey Hepburn; but we can make pretend we are on holiday with a delicious Italian meal: Roman Style Chicken and Sausage; Spaghetti with Shrimp and Feta Cheese; Lemon Tea Cookies with a cup of espresso.

Large Scrabble® Reversible Tile Art #5613
Thursday, September 6
10:00 am – 11:30 am
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident Plus $25 supply fee
Join Terri Smith in making Large Scrabble® Reversible Tile Art! This project is easy and fun, and the best part is no experience necessary. The finished project will be four large Scrabble® tiles that spell “Home” on one side and “Love” on the other contained in large a Scrabble® tile holder. All materials are included in this fee.

Find Your Balance in Cobb: Falls Prevention Fair
Thursday, September 6
11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Free; Open to the public
Senior Wellness Center is partnering with Cobb County Library System for “Falls Prevention Month” to bring more awareness to the steps you can take to prevent falls. The CDC reports that one in five falls causes a serious injury and the fear of falling can seriously affect quality of life for older individuals.  Information on fall prevention classes, a fitness obstacle course, along with mini fall assessments will be available for participants during the fair.  

Mountain Dulcimer Demonstration #5643
Friday. September 7
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Free; registration required
North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association will discuss the history of the dulcimer as well as a demonstration. The Mountain Dulcimer is a handcrafted folk music instrument dating to early 17th-century Scots- Irish immigrant settlers in Appalachia. The Hammered Dulcimer is a large handcrafted trapezoidal folk instrument with strings stretched across a wooden platform and has its roots in the Middle East.  

Food Talk #5616
Mondays, September 10-October 29
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Free; registration required
FoodTalk.org was developed by The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension as a resource for Georgians interested in eating healthy and becoming more physically active. Michelle Watson with Cobb County/UGA Extension Services will provide this FREE eight-week Food Talk course which includes information and resources to help you make healthy food and physical activity choices on a budget, as well as interactive activities and cooking demonstrations. All materials provided.

FOSWC Bingo Fling 
Fundraiser for Senior Wellness Center
Tuesday, September 11
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
$3  at the door
Friends of Senior Wellness Center is holding a Bingo afternoon fling. Fee includes cards, markers and snacks. Games with prize giveaways will be played so come join the fun! 

In the Teaching Kitchen
Wednesday, September 12: Fun with Rice AM only
August 8: Herbs, both sessions
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5617
PM: 12:30 pm -2:00 pm #5618
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Rice, the seed of the grass Oryza sativa, is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population. But don’t just think of it as boring and utilitarian!  Elizabeth Weaver will demonstrate some fun ways to use this largely cultivated commodity: Stir Fry; Fruited Rice; Arancini Balls with Dip; Chocolate Peanut Butter Kit Kat Rice Krispie Treats.

All About Medicare #5619
Thursday, September 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; registration required
Almost everyone knows someone with Medicare health insurance – it may even be you! But many people are not familiar with what Medicare may cover, what the different parts mean or how much it costs. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of Medicare coverage and how it can help you age successfully. Presented by WellStar Population Health.

Combatting Procrastination with Goal Setting #5753
Friday, September 14
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Free; registration required
You know what needs to get done; why can’t you get motivated to do it? Many times when a task seems too overwhelming we tend to put it off.  Monica Moody, Learning and Development Specialist with Cobb County Human Resources, has some tips for how to overcome your procrastination. During this highly interactive class, participants will discover a clearer sense of their goals and learn how to devise a detailed associated plan to accomplish them.

Homemade Yogurt #5620
Monday, September 17
10:00 am-11:30 am 
$5 Cobb resident/ $6 Non-resident 
Making yogurt is incredibly easy; if you keep your tools clean and don't jiggle the mixture while it's setting, it's almost foolproof. Smita Daya, owner/operator of Olea Oliva, will show how to make yogurt and create homemade yogurt parfaits using a variety of grains, honey and berries.  

Social Security Overview #5621
Wednesday, September 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Free; registration required
Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years.  With retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful
anti-poverty programs in our nation's history. Alicia Lipscomb, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, will give an overview of the Social Security system and describe the enrollment process.

Macramé Workshop #5622
Thursday, September 20
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident; Bring measuring tape & scissors; other supplies provided
We’re going back to the 70s to resurrect this popular craft; remember wall hangings, chokers and bracelets, plant hangers?  During this workshop though, we will modernize the concept to create a small wall hanging which can hold a small potted plant.  Led by Tracy Shehab.  

Healthy Cooking with Chef Lynn Ware
Friday, September 21: Utilizing Fall’s Harvest
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5623
PM: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm #5624
$8 Cobb resident/ $10 Non-resident 
Days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler. But that doesn’t mean gardening season has ended! Learn some tasty ways to utilize the fall garden bounty: Carrot and Ginger Soup; Pear Pumpkin Salad; Spiced Cider

Cooking with Krishna 
Thursday, September 27: Late Summer Meal
August 30 Lebanese Inspired both sessions
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5625
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #5626
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
In the South, summer is still going strong in September. What could be better at the end of a muggy day than a simple but delicious meal that utilizes the last of the peach harvest and an easy yet tasty loin of pork?  On the menu: Peach Panzanella Salad with Pork Loin

Taste of Italy with John Gifaldi
Wednesday, October 3: It's Breakfast Time!
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5957
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #5959
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Don’t “do” breakfast? Breakfast Italian style may change your mind: Sour Cream Pancakes, John's Egg and Cheese Stuffed Italian Breakfast, Patty's Crustless Spinach Quiche.

Advance Directives #5960
Wednesday, October 3
10:00 am-11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Learn how to talk with your loved ones about final healthcare decisions and receive a free planning guide which outlines questions individuals and families should discuss, along with forms to use to record their final wishes.  Presented by Cindy Newman RN, with Wellstar Community Education and Outreach.

Tea Breads with Gaye
Friday, October 5
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5961
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #5962
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Tea breads can be prepared quickly without the time-consuming skilled labor and climate control needed for traditional yeast breads and their batters lend themselves well to flavorful additions, such as berries, nuts, fruit and chocolate. On the menu: Chocolate Quick Bread (made with applesauce); Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf; Lemon Chia Seed Tea Bread.

FOSWC Bingo Fling 
Fundraiser for Senior Wellness Center
Tuesday, October 9
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
$3 at the door
Friends of Senior Wellness Center is holding a Bingo afternoon fling. Fee includes cards, markers and snacks. Games with prize giveaways will be played so come join the fun! 

In the Teaching Kitchen
Wednesday, October 10: Simply Delicious
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5972
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #5973
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Elizabeth Weaver will show how easy it is to create dishes with over the top taste from just a few simple ingredients: Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing; Pumpkin Chili; Caramel Apple Slices.

Opioid Safety #5976
Tuesday, October 16
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Misuse of and addiction to opioid drugs is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare in terms of healthcare costs, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. Michael Crooks, PharmD, with Alliant Qualitywill discuss opioids, opioid safety and general precautions when taking prescription medications.

Healthy Cooking with Lynn Ware
Thursday, October 17: Satisfying Fall Foods
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #5964
PM n: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm #5965
$8 Cobb resident/ $10 Non-resident 
Cool, crisp fall days have a way of making you crave foods that warm you from the inside out.  On the menu: Thick and Creamy Hot Vanilla; Autumn Chicken and Vegetable Farrotto; Leek & Celery Root Soup.

Fire Prevention and Safety #5971
Thursday, October 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Learn how to make your home a safer place by learning more about how and why fires start.  Bernard King, Public Programs Coordinator with Cobb County’s Emergency Management Agency, will discuss what you need to know to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe from fire and related hazards.

Rare Books Collection at the Bentley Gallery #5963
Monday, October 22
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Housed within the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books at Kennesaw State University, the Bentley Rare Book Museum serves as a university and community resource on the history and significance of the written and printed word. JoyEllen Freeman, Special Collections Curator with KSU, will discuss the diverse collection of manuscripts, rare books, and fine press materials kept at the museum, as well as provide a few pieces for display.

Pumpkin Painting Contest #5966
Tuesday, October 23
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Bring your pumpkin and show off your artistic abilities in our annual Pumpkin Painting Contest. Finished pumpkins will be displayed in our lobby for public voting.  Paint and decorations provided. Led by Tracy Shehab.

Cooking with Krishna 
Thursday, October 25: Indian Cuisine 
AM: 10:00 am -11:30 am #5967
PM: 12:30 pm -2:00 pm #5968
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India, have determined Western dishes tend to be built on combinations of similar or closely related flavors, whereas Indian dishes are all about contrasting flavors.  Krishna will discuss the basics of Indian cooking as she prepares some popular dishes: Cumin Scented Basmati Rice and Chicken Curry.

Costume Con 2018 #5970
Tuesday, October 30
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: TBA
Join the party at the center’s 2018 Costume Con!  Dress as your favorite historical, science fiction or fantasy character or whatever else you can come up with!  There will be a costume parade and contest.  Then we will open up the dance floor for games and dancing.  

Dental Health as We Age #5981
Wednesday, October 31
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Cavities aren’t just for kids; did you know as we age, we enter a second round of cavity prone years?  Due to a variety of factors, such as medications, periodontal disease, and lack of affordable dental care, older adults are a growing patient demographic for dental practices. Carol Smith RDH, MSHA, with the Georgia Department of Public Health, will discuss these issues and more.