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Current Events & Activities

Rare Books Collection at the Bentley Gallery #5963
CSS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Monday, October 22
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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
CSS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Tuesday, October 23
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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.

Cooking with Krishna 
CSS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Thursday, October 25: Indian Cuisine 
AM: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #5967
PM: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. #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.

Dental Health as We Age #5981
CSS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Wednesday, October 31
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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.

Meal Planning for Your Health #6325
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Thursday, November 1
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free; registration required
What you eat and how you prepare your food can keep you healthy and help prevent serious disease. The key to success for consuming the right amount of calories from the right foods is meal preparation. Join us and learn more keys to success for healthy eating, meal planning and more!.

Ireland Through Irish Eyes #6326
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Tuesday, November 6
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; registration required
Dervila Stivers and Emer Coughlin, owners of Celtic Hearts Travel, and Celtic natives, will discuss their favorite topic: Ireland!  There will be a picture presentation on Erin’s geography, culture and history, some Irish trivia and time for Q&A.

Taste of Italy with John Gifaldi
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Wednesday, November 7
AM Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #6327
PM Session: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. #6328
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Home for the Holidays
It’s the holiday season; what will you be serving? Chef John will make several easy yet impressive appetizer: 3 Olive Tapenade; Rosemary Spiced Almonds; Puffed Pastry Sausage Bites; Red Pepper Jelly, Mozzarella, Prosciutto and Arugula Crostini.

Jeweled Holiday Tree Workshop #6329
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Thursday, November 8
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident
Add sparkle and shine to your Christmas décor! During this workshop we will create our own decorative, frameable holiday tree wall hanging using old jewelry and other trinkets found around the home. Please bring any jewelry, buttons and trinkets to decorate your tree; other supplies provided.

Italian Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Friday, November 9
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
$30 per person
Enjoy culinary delights from appetizers to dessert by popular chefs John and Patty, including stuffed mushrooms, chicken saltimbocca and tiramisu.  Explore the auction tables and place your bids on art, electronics, local merchant offerings and more.  Hosted by Friends of Senior Wellness Center. Call Vivian Denman at 470-422-0637 for tickets and information.

Friends of Senior Wellness Center Bingo Fling
No CCS Membership required to attend
Tuesday, November 13
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$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! Proceeds will benefit Senior Wellness Center.

In the Teaching Kitchen
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Wednesday, November 14
AM Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #6330
PM Session: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. #6331
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Entertaining for the Holidays
This holiday, impress your friends and family with decorative and delicious offerings on your table.  Chef Elizabeth will create a festive spread: proper place setting, napkin folding and even a few appetizers: It’s a holiday surprise!

Healthy Cooking with Chef Lynn Ware
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Friday, November 16
AM Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #6332
PM Session: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. #6333
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Healthy Holiday Side Dishes
Chef Lynn will show you how to add color to your holiday table while reaping the tasty nutritious benefits: Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup; Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash; Spicy Cranberry drink.

Shingles Vaccine: Do I Need It? #6334
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Wednesday, November 28
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Free; registration required
Priti Kolhe with Cobb and Douglas Public Health will discuss the shingles (herpes zoster) virus, as well as the effectiveness of vaccination against it.  Other vaccines that could reduce the risk of complications from preventable diseases for people 60+ will also be discussed.

Cooking with Krishna
CCS Membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Thursday, November 29
AM Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #6335
PM Session: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. #6336
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Indian Cuisine Series
Chef Krishna will continue her series on Indian Cuisine, making simple to prepare, yet complexly flavored dishes: Pakoras (vegetable fritters) and Lentils with Chicken.

Look for the Elf on the Shelf!
CSS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
He’ll be back each day this holiday season, up to his usual mischief.  Catch him in the act somewhere around the center and win the daily prize.  You never know where he might turn up.

Holiday Home with Terri and Leah #6354
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Monday, December 3
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Free; registration required
Terri Carter and Leah Wilsonwith Cobb County/UGA Extension Services will give tips for managing your busy holiday. Terri will focus on simple and easy holiday cooking on a budget, while Leah will show how to make easy yet impressive holiday décor for your home. Come get in the spirit!

DIY Holiday Spa Gift #6369
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Tuesday, December 4
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident
Pamper those you love this season with a homemade spa gift!  We will make our own scented bath salts, contained in a hand decorated jar with a professional looking bow to top it off.  Supplies provided.

Taste of Italy with John Gifaldi
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Wednesday, December 5: Great Lunch Ideas for 2 or 20
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #6355
PM 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #6356
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Whether cooking for just you and a friend or for a crowd, John has recipes that can be easily adjusted to fit the occasion. Roasted Carrot Hummus; Grilled Cheese; Roasted Tomato Basil Soup.

Cookie Exchange Workshop
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Thursday, December 6
AM 10:00 am-11:30 am #6357
PM 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #6358
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident Elizabeth Weaver will share some new ideas for your holiday cookie repertoire during this hands-on class.  Join the fun in the kitchen while creating-and tasting-holiday classics and some new favorites.

Build a Gingerbread House #6359
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Monday, December 10
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$12 Cobb resident; $14 Non-resident
We will use pre-baked gingerbread to decorate our holiday gingerbread houses.  You don’t have to be a pastry chef to create one of these edible novelty confections.Supplies provided.

Friends of Senior Wellness Center Bingo Fling
No CCS membership required to attend
Tuesday, December 11
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
$3 at the door
Price includes cards, markers and snacks. Games with prize giveaways will be played so come join the fun! Proceeds to benefit Senior Wellness Center.

Post Menopause: What Now? #6399
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Tuesday, December 11
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Free; registration required
You’ve finally made it; no more hot flashes, no more mood swings, no more!  But lower hormone levels also mean increased risk for many health conditions.  Dr. Sandra Reed with Emory University’s Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics will discuss some of these conditions plus steps you can take to reduce your risk.

In the Teaching Kitchen
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Wednesday, December 12: Delicious Dishes for Your Holiday Table
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #6360
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #6361
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Nothing can round out your holiday meal better than spectacular holiday side dishes; sometimes they are even better than the main course! Elizabeth will share new ideas you can add to your holiday menu. Savory Corn Pudding; Herbed Breadcrumb-topped Mac and Cheese; Pimiento Cheese Creamed Spinach; Cranberry Relish.

Dunleith Dolphins Elementary School Chorus
Wednesday, December 19
9:45 am- 10:30 am
Stop by the lobby to enjoy seasonal songs performed by the Dolphins Chorus-3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Dunleith Elementary School. The chorus will sing a variety of favorites, old and new. Enjoy some holiday cheer!

Healthy Cooking with Chef Lynn Ware
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Friday, December 21: Light, Healthy, Satisfying Holiday
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #6362
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #6363
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
After consuming cookies, candies and other holiday treats, your body might crave something more healthful and substantial.  Lynn will make some satisfying, yet not too filling dishes to keep you going this season. Garlic Mashed Celery Root; Shrimp Stuffed Mirliton; Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Friends of Senior Wellness Center
 CCS membership required to attend
Last Tuesday each month
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Join us and become part of a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to helping Senior Wellness Center enhance and expand our services to the 55+ population in Cobb County.

Coffee with Friends
No CCS membership required to attend
 2nd Wednesday each month
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Have you been looking for an opportunity to meet other seniors in a fun, casual setting? Whether you have recently retired, are new to Cobb County or have lived in the area all your life, come join Senior Resource Foundation of Cobb County for a great cup of coffee and great conversation. We just hope you gain a new friend!

New Life Walkers Club
No CCS Membership required to attend
Planning meeting 1st Thursday each month
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Scrabble Café
CCS membership required to participate in any activity, class, or event
Every Friday
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Calling all Scrabble enthusiasts!  We will be playing casual Scrabble games each Friday afternoon; social, challenging, fun.  All you need to bring is your vocabulary and your dictionary.