Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

Navigating the Senior Years #2517
Wednesday, February 21
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
As you age, it is advisable to plan so your voyage is a pleasant journey.  During this fun and informative session, decisions that need to be made and the legal documents required to protect you and your loved ones will be discussed.  Nelson Elder Care Law will explain how you can protect your assets and qualify for benefits, how to recognize the signs that indicate you are not safe living on your own, what types of living assistance are available and how to find the best facility based on your medical needs and your financial situation.

Senior Safety #2151
Thursday, February 22
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Cobb Sheriff Deputy Tracy Melton will discuss tips to protect yourself from fraud, scams and other concerns relevant to the aging community.

Cell Phone Photography  #2152
Wednesday, February 28
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Join Mark Drury to learn basic functions of your cell phone camera device, how to select image size and quality, how to use existing light or flash, how to save images, how to share via email and social media, and how to archive images. Please bring charged cell phone to class. You may view Mark’s work online at

Bunny Wreaths #2592
Thursday, March 1
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident
Welcome your guests this spring with a brightly colored bunny mesh wreath. Once you learn how affordable and easy it is to make, you may want to make some for friends and family!  Supply list: 12” Wire Wreath Form, 6 Rolls (6 in x 10 yd) white or brown mesh. Other supplies provided.

Meet Up: Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center #2595
Tuesday, March 6
10:30 am- 1:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Join us for a tour of the new Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center; so much more than just a library!  Vist the coffee bar for some refreshment  and watch a screening of a film which is part of the center’s Murderino series.  Activity Level 3: Longer walking, many stairs and/or inclines. Meet Up location: 2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta 30068.

Stamped Metal Jewelry  #2596
Friday, March 9
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident; Plus $15 supply fee
Metal stamping is a wonderful way to personalize jewelry, and is an easy and popular form of jewelry-making. Join Ileana Martin, owner of Evenfall Creations, as she teaches you how to design, develop and complete an aesthetic piece of wearable jewelry to take home.  

National Nutrition Month: Go Further with Food! #2599
Wednesday, March 21
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Free; Registration required
This year's theme for National Nutrition Month encourages us to achieve the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer, but it also urges us to find ways to cut back on food waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you save both nutrients and money.  Join Jobcy Alexander, registered dietician with Cobb Senior Services, for tips on how to "go further with food."

Spring Container Gardens #2602
Wednesday, March 28
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Free; Registration required
Join Terri Carter with Cobb County/UGA Cooperative Extension Services for this hands-on activity and learn how easy it is to create your own spring container garden containing lettuce, greens and herbs.  Terri will also bring seeds for planting and demonstrate how to make a healthy salad dressing for your container grown greens. Supply list: 1 large garden container and three plants (lettuces and herbs).

Kids Week It’s Spring Break! Got the kids?  We’ve got some fun activities everyone will enjoy:
Day 1: Star Wars and Spheros Fun #3042
Monday, April 2
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Free; registration required
Cobb County Public Library will kick off Spring Break with some Star Wars fun using spheros! You will drive spheros, small round robots controlled by mobile devices, to destroy the Death Star! Additional Star Wars fun, including Pin the X Wing on the Death Star, will be part of this intergalactic event!
Day 2: How to Care for Your Pet #3043
Tuesday, April 3
10:30 am- 12:00 pm
Free; registration required
Learn more about your favorite pet with Jennifer Robinson, Animal Control officer with Cobb County Animal Services.  Jennifer will discuss pet care and some facts about cats and dogs. She will also be bringing along some furry friends.
Day 3: Rock Painting #3007
Wednesday, April 4
10:30 am- 12:00 pm
Free; registration required
Paint your own masterpiece in our art studio; then decorate your room with your painted treasure, or give it as a gift.
Day 4: Cookie Decorating #3008
Thursday, April 5
10:30 am- 12:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident; $4 Non-resident
Join us in the kitchen to decorate your own cookie to eat right away or save for later.
Day 5: Movie and Pizza  #3009
Friday, April 6
12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Concession fees: $3 Cobb resident; $4 Non-resident
Join us for a movie and a slice of pizza.

Memory Wire Bead Bracelet #2949
Tuesday, April 10
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
$5 Cobb resident; $6 Non-resident
Memory wire is a special wire that curves in on itself into coils, like a spring. When beaded and worn, it will look like several stacked bracelets instead of one. The best part is they are so simple to make and the design possibilities are endless.  Tracy Shehab will show you how to make two bracelets in class.

Stroke #2945
Thursday, April 12
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Strokes are one of the leading causes of death and serious disabilities in the United States. A stroke is classified as a brain disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. Learn about the different types of strokes and what you can do to prevent them! Presented by WellStar Neuroscience Network.

Meet Up: Rubber Stamp Fantasy #2946
Tuesday, April 17
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration required; $12 supply fee paid at venue
Meet us at Rubber Stamp Fantasy on Marietta Square for an afternoon of stamp art craft. We will be making two greeting cards using a variety of papers, inks and stamps. Activity Level 4- workshop accessible by flight of stairs.

Revolutionize: Mind, Body, Soul #3039
Wednesday, April 18
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
The definition of “revolutionize” is to change something radically or fundamentally. Deciding to take action is the first step in transforming your health. Dr. Alana Reisinger with Reisinger Family Chiropractic will discuss ways to help you keep the new year on the right track by adopting healthy lifestyle habits to sustain your mind, body and soul!

What is ALS? #3040
Thursday, April 26
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Learn more about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly referred to as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Anita Flowers with the ALS Association’s Georgia Chapter will discuss the history and nature of this condition as well as current statistics, research and prognosis for the future.

Fire Extinguisher Safety #3041
Friday, April 27
9:00 am- 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
If a fire broke out in your home, would you know where your fire extinguisher is located, or if it has expired or even how to activate it? Bernard King with Cobb County Emergency Management will provide a hands-on seminar that answers these questions and more.

In the Teaching Kitchen with Smita Daya
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Friday, March 2: Green Goddess, not that 70’s Salad Dressing
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2593
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #2594
Smita will show how to prepare homemade Green Goddess hummus and veggie wraps.  Not only is hummus a healthy “goddess” in its own right, but the addition of a variety herbs and greens provides extra nutrients plus more flavor.

 In the Teaching Kitchen with Chef Elizabeth
$8 Cobb residents; $10 Non-residents unless otherwise noted 
Wednesday, March 14: Easy Meals for One
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2734
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00pm #2735
Dinner for one is full of possibilities! Elizabeth will show you how to prepare a variety of items that can easily be scaled down to one serving size: Thai Noodle Salad; Lettuce Wraps; French Onion Soup; Rice Pudding.
Wednesday, April 11: Sliding into Spring
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2943
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00pm #2944
A slider doesn’t just have to be your basic White Castle burger; it can be any small sandwich that fits on a mini bun.  Learn the possibilities with the following menu: French Dip Sliders; Buffalo Chicken Sliders; Bacon Cheese Burger Sliders; Sausage Egg and Cheese Sliders.

Healthy Cooking with Chef Lynn Ware
$8 Cobb resident/ $10 Non-resident 
Friday, March 23: Mediterranean Diet: A Healthy Eating Plan
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2600
PM: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm #2601
Many believe a Mediterranean style diet may protect against the development of certain conditions such as heart disease, metabolic complications, and type-2 diabetes. The best part is it still provides a delicious way for people to “eat, drink and be merry.”  Mediterranean Chicken with Olives and Artichokes; Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dressing; Healthy Almond Milk Smoothie.
Friday, April 20: Utilizing Spring's Harvest
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2947
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00pm #2948
Spring is in the air and warmer weather is returning.  It is time to harvest some spring fever energy and learn to prepare new, high energy dishes: Sugar Snap Pea and Barley Salad; Quinoa Mixed Fruit Salad; Sweet Potato Pie Protein Shake.

Cooking Lighter with Diane
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Thursday, March 29: Love the Lentil
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2603
PM: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm #2604
Diane will show her love for her lentils. She will introduce and demonstrate three new ways to love yours too: Indian Style Lentils; Earthy Lentil Soup; and the Best Lentil Salad. 

Taste of Italy with John Gifaldi
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Wednesday, March 7: Classic Italian Menu
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2597
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm #2598
John will prepare some classic Italian favorites: Chicken Saltimboccca; Cacio de Pepe Pasta; and Swiss Chard Sautéed with Garlic and Olive Oil.
Wednesday, April 4: Simply Amazing
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #2924
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00pm #2941
Everyone has their classic Italian restaurant favorites. Do you know how easy these are to create at home? Learn how to prepare some these amazing dishes for your friends and family: Coal Miners Spaghetti (aka Spaghetti Carbonara); Eggplant Parmesan; Caesar Salad.

Cooking with Krishna
$8 Cobb resident; $10 Non-resident
Thursday, April 26: Mediterranean Mezze
AM: 10:00 am-11:30 am #3107
PM: 12:30 pm-2:00pm #3108
Mezze, (Arabic for “small bites”) is a style of dining in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, which is similar to Spanish tapas and other small plates meant to stimulate your appetite. But unlike appetizers, mezze often makes up an entire meal, combining both cold and hot, vegetarian and meat items: Beef Kebabs with Hummus and Greek Tomato Salad.

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 – 11:00 am

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