Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

**Note: Beginning Thursday, December 14, access to online registration will not be available as we make the move to a new registration system. Access will be re-established on January 2, 2018, at which time you will be able to create your CSS membership and register for activities that take place on or after February 1st. We appreciate your understanding.

Elf on the Shelf: Where's Curtis?
Daily thru December 22
Be on the lookout for Curtis the elf! Every day, our curious little elf will be up to no good in a different location at the center. Be the first person to find him, snap a photo, and show it to the staff at the front desk to claim your prize. **Winners may only claim one prize per week

Best Practices for the Aging Skin #15311
Thursday, January 4
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Dr. John Kayal with Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists will return to discuss best aesthetic practices and treatments for the aging skin. Aging is a biological inevitable process, not a pathological condition. Who says you cannot continue to maintain a healthy glow? Join us to find out how!

Meet Libby, the Awesome Library App! #15528
Friday, January 5
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Downloading eBooks and audio books from the public library just got so much easier! Libby is an app that enables you to borrow materials from Cobb County Public Library and then enjoy for free on your mobile device. Lisa Cleary with Cobb County Public Library System will demystify downloading books to your mobile device using Libby. Please bring your own mobile device, charged and ready!

Brain Fit #15530
Monday, January 8
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Brain health is intricately connected to overall health and, sometimes, when our bodies are not functioning at optimal capacity, we may feel symptoms cognitively. If you have ever felt scattered or had difficulty concentrating, or have ever felt “brain fog”, Dr. Alana Reisinger with Reisinger Family Chiropractic will have some health principles designed to improve brain health and overall well being.

Book Folding Craft #15531
Tuesdays January 9 & 16
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident
The art of book folding has taken the world by storm, and is a fantastic way to turn old books into works of art for your home or as gifts for friends. A three dimensional sculpture will be created by folding each page of your book to specific measurements using a pattern or list of measurements. Tracy Shehab will lead this two-part workshop; one to get started on the folding concept and one to decorate and embellish your design. Please bring a used hardcover book, 8 inches tall, with approximately 500 pages and a clear ruler. Other supplies will be provided. See display in lobby.

What You Need to Know About Your Taxes #15303
Wednesday, January 11
10:00 am-11:30 am
Free; Registration required
January means tax time. Join trained volunteers from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for a presentation on what is new for the upcoming tax season. Presenters will also provide information about why you should file, what you can do to ensure a complete and accurate return and where to file for free.

Cobb County Animal Control #15537
Friday, January 12
10:30 am-11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Jennifer Robinson with Cobb County Animal Control will discuss operations and procedures at the Animal Control facility. She will also give information on what to do in case of dog bite, and the correct action to take when an animal left in a hot vehicle has been observed.

Meet Up: Cobb County 911
Thursday, January 18
10:00 am- 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
Join us for a tour of Cobb County 911. There will be a discussion on operations and the extensive training program to ensure the integrity of 911. State-of-the-art radio and communication systems that facilitate the delivery of emergency services to the cities of Marietta, Powder Springs, Acworth, Kennesaw, and unincorporated Cobb County will be observed. Activity Level 3: Longer walking, many stairs and/or inclines. Meet Up location: 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060.

Cooking Matters #15304
Monday, January 22 – Monday, February 26
9:30 am- 11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Cooking Matters is a hands-on, six-week cooking course led by Open Hand Atlanta that will show you how to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals at home. Included in this course are interactive grocery store tours and mobile and online educational tools.

Nutrition and Arthritis Control
Tuesday, January 30
11:00 am-12:00pm
Free; Registration required
Although there is no diet cure for arthritis, certain foods have been shown to fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Kimberly Benford with Cobb County/ UGA Cooperative Extension Services will discuss which types of dietary changes may help relieve arthritis symptoms.

Taste of Italy with John Gifaldi
Wednesday, January 3: Crespelle -Italian Crepes
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #15527
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00pm #15529
Chef John will make crespelle, or Italian crepes. He will also be making accompanying sauces in order to create sweet and savory dishes. Amazing Manicotti in a light tomato sauce; Dessert Crespelle topped with fresh fruit.

In the Teaching Kitchen with Chef Elizabeth
$8 Cobb residents; $10 Non-residents unless otherwise noted
Wednesday, January 10: Quick One Pot Meals
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #15532
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00pm #15533
One pan, pot, skillet, or slow cooker is all you need to prepare no-fuss dinners, including stews, soups, chili, and so much more.

Healthy Cooking with Chef Lynn Ware
$8 Cobb resident/ $10 Non-resident
Friday, January 19: New Year, New You: How to Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
A diet high in fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, and some cancers. Chef Lynn will demonstrate some tasty ways to incorporate more fresh produce into your life. Breakfast: Tofu Scramble; Lunch/Dinner: Tuscan Greens and Lentil Soup; Snack: Roasted Chick Peas & Baked Kale Chips.

Cooking Lighter
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Thursday, January 25: Retro Desserts
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
We are going old school with some retro desserts you may remember from your childhood: Strawberry and Pretzel Torte, Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pie, Not Yo’ Mama's Banana Pudding.

Cooking with Krishna
Wednesday, January 31: Spanish Tortilla- National Dish of Spain
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
$8 Cobb resident/ $10 Non-resident
When we say tortilla, we are not talking about that thing you wrap your burrito in; we are talking about the national dish of Spain, especially for tapas. It's made with potatoes and eggs and baked frittata-style, served as small bites at bars and restaurants. Tortilla (frittata) accompanied by Fabada, a Spanish bean and sausage stew eaten during the cold, winter months, great for its stick to your bones quality.

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

New Life Walkers Club Planning
First Thursdays
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Friends of Senior Wellness Center
Last Tuesday each month
10:00 am- 11:00 am