Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

Colorful Cookie Decorating #3580
Wednesday, May 30
10:00 am- 12:00 PM
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident
Decorating sugar cookies always seems like a good idea, but they never quite turn out like the ones baked by the professionals.  Well now you can learn how!  Tracy Shehab will discuss how you can make sure your cookies retain their crisp, cut shape and will teach you how to use royal icing with preparation, application and design tips.

Oils, Vinegars, Spices: More than Just Tasty Additions #4007
Friday, June 1
10:30 am- 12:00 pm
$4 Cobb resident; $5 Non-resident
Join Smita Daya, owner/operator of Olea Oliva, who will discuss the health benefits of oils, vinegars and spices.  Not only are these items tasty additions to meals, they also contain beneficial health properties.

Cobb NAACP Civil Rights Oral History Archive #4008
Monday, June 4
10:30 am -11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Fifty years ago, African Americans accounted for less than 5% of the county’s total population.  These circumstances became the driving force for the founding of the Cobb County Chapter of the NAACP, whose historic records reveal the evolution of African American life in Cobb during the mid-twentieth century and show its transformation from a minimally diverse county into the major metropolitan area that it is today. JoyEllen Freeman, Special Collections Archivist with KSU, will discuss the history and content of these records.

Intro to The Art of Self Care #4011
Friday, June 8
9:45 am -11:15 am
$4 Cobb resident; $5 Non-resident
Learn several wellness modalities used to relieve stress, unblock energy pathways and wake up energy systems for a more vibrant you: mind, body and spirit. Join Barbara Boling, LMT, who will lead you in various techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also called tapping, to release negative energy; creative visualization (Yoga Nidra) to provide deep relaxation; and how the use of acupressure along with specific exercise apparatus can relieve muscle tension and soreness.

Cool Down Friday Ice Cream and Movie #4012
Friday, June 8
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Concession fees: $3 Cobb resident; $4 Non-resident
It’s hot out there!  Join us for an afternoon movie and a scoop of ice cream.  For more information about the movie, please visit the front desk or call 770-528-5355.

Insight into Auto Immune Conditions #4013
Tuesday, June 12
10:00 am -11:00 am
Free; Registration required
In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part of your anatomy, such as joints or skin, as a foreign body and attacks healthy cells. Some autoimmune diseases target only one organ, while others affect the whole body. Dr. Tener with the Goldberg Clinic will discuss the basis for auto immune disorders, some of the more common disorders and how a patient based holistic approach to finding root causes may be more beneficial than the standard medical approach to treatment.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Panel Discussion #4014
Friday, June 15
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free; Registration required
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th and it is also Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Cobb County. The Cobb Elder Abuse Task Force (CEATF), a multi-jurisdictional organization that addresses financial, physical/emotional and institutional abuse of seniors, will host a panel discussion that will address types of abuse, identifiers of abuse, prevention and what to do if you suspect someone is a victim.

What is Hospice Care? #4017
Wednesday, June 20
10:30 am- 11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Hospice is the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and involves a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional support.  Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness and are covered under Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Mischelle Goudreau, RN, with Amedysis, will discuss the parameters of hospice care and how these services benefit patient and family during a difficult time.

Town Hall with Chairman Mike Boyce
Wednesday, June 20

Love an Animal, Live Longer #4018
Tuesday, June 26
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
While pets are well known for their ability to bring joy to their owners’ lives, many believe that companion animals also can bring good health to their owners by reducing stress and brightening the lives of those who feel anxious, depressed or lonely.  Lisa Bass, Community Outreach Manager with Good Mews, a no-kill cat shelter, will discuss the benefits of pet ownership or volunteering with the shelter if your situation does not allow you to have a pet.

Living with Allergies #4022
Wednesday, June 27
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Free; Registration required
Seasonal allergies can cause significant discomfort and disruption causing some to miss work or avoid activities they otherwise enjoy. Despite the prevalence of allergies and the well-established medical interventions shown to treat or prevent them, patients are often misinformed or misunderstand their options. Kim Clay, Nurse Practitioner and allergy expert w ith Atlanta Allergy and Asthma will provides information about seasonal allergens in the Atlanta area, the physiology of an allergic response and what can be done to quell symptoms.

Alcohol Ink Tile Workshop #4019
Wednesday, June 27
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$7 Cobb resident; $8 Non-resident
Alcohol ink is a translucent ink that can be used to color metals, resins, paper, glass, or fabrics. What makes a project with alcohol inks most enjoyable is watching the creation unfold before your eyes and making unique designs using different techniques before the ink is almost dry.  Tracy Shehab will show how to make four tiles using alcohol ink which will be mounted on board for later framing.

Advance Directives #4547
Tuesday, July 10
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.

Scrabble Café #4679
Friday, July 13
2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Free; Registration required
It’s hot out there! Let’s spend a cool afternoon in the café challenging our minds, having fun and sipping some refreshing beverages during our Scrabble challenge. Bring your favorite tumbler glass.

AARP Finance 50 #4551
Tuesdays, July 17, 24 & 31
12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Free; Registration required
During three sessions David Bohannon with AARP Foundation will show you simple ways to make measurable progress toward your financial goals. Topics covered will include budgeting and goal setting, taking charge of credit and debt, developing a savings plan and protecting your assets.

Georgia Historic Newspapers #4680
Monday, July 23
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Of what interest is old news?  If you are interested in local and state history, plenty!  Vintage advertisements, dispatches from military campaigns, editorial views on then-current controversies, maybe even mention of your ancestors — all can be found right on your screen. Join Sewell Mill Library branch manager Bruce Thompson to see Georgia history’s first draft in the pages of  historic newspapers.

Wire and Sea Glass Windchime #4554
Wednesday, July 25
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$10 Cobb resident; $12 Non-resident
Create pretty and calming windchimes using just a few materials. Using small gage wire, we will wrap pieces of beach glass which will then be strung with a variety of beads and other trinkets and adhered to a beach wood framework.  Even if you can’t get to the beach this year, you can still imagine. Led by Tracy Shehab. Please bring pair of wire looping pliers; see front desk for information.

Hormonal Fountain of Youth and the Merchants of Immortality #4681
Friday, July 27
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
What is actually happening within an aging body?  Longevity research studies cellular degeneration as we age and the factors that distinguish successful centenarians from the rest of the population. This may lead one to question why we don’t last forever and the ethical concerns in terms of who may have access to "the fountain of youth" should it be discovered and become capitalized. Presented by Brette Winston, past president of the Georgia Chapter of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

Casual Get Together with Gaye
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Thursday, June 14: Summertime Evening Gathering
AM 10:00 am-11:30 am #4026
PM 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #4027
Summer evenings, when the sun is going down and the fireflies begin to glow, are the best time for a laid-back evening get together. Grilled Grapes with Goat Cheese on Toast; Roasted Chicken and Arugula; Grilled Peaches.

In the Teaching Kitchen with Chef Elizabeth
$8 Cobb residents; $10 Non-residents unless otherwise noted
Tuesday, July 31: Summer Instant Pot Dishes
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #4557
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #4558
Sriracha Pineapple Chicken with avocado spread; Egg Bites; Baked Beans; Creme Brûlée

Healthy Cooking with Chef Lynn Ware
$8 Cobb resident/ $10 Non-resident 
Tuesday, June 19: No-Cook Summer Meals
AM 10:00 am-11:30 am #4015
PM 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #4016
Strawberry Gazpacho; Papaya Black Bean Salsa; Watermelon and Arugula Chicken Salad.
Friday, July 20: Mediterranean Diet: A Healthy Eating Plan
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #4552
PM: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm #4553
Mediterranean Chicken with olives and artichokes; Quinoa Chickpea Salad with roasted red pepper hummus dressing; Healthy Almond Milk Smoothie.

Taste of Italy with John Gifaldi
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Wednesday, June 6: Let’s Get Stuffed
AM 10:00 am-11:30 am #4009
PM 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #4010
Stuffed Peppers; Zucchini Boats; Loaded Eggplant.
Wednesday, July 11: Italian Street Food
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #4548
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #4549
Il trapezzini (the amazing stuffed bread pocket) with peppers and onions or sautéed vegetables; Panelle (chickpea "fritters")

Cooking with Krishna
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Thursday, June 28: Coastal Taverna
AM 10:00 am-11:30 am #4020
PM 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #4021
Lemon Shrimp with Mint-Cilantro Chutney on Orzo
Thursday, July 26: Mahshi: Stuffed Veggies Red Sea-Style
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #4555
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #4556
Stuffed Peppers and Zucchini

Medicare Counseling with Georgia Cares
Third Thursday each month
Free; Appointment required Call 770-528-5355

New Life Walkers Club Planning
First Thursday monthly
10:00 am

Friends of Senior Wellness Center
Last Tuesday monthly
10:00 am