Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

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Ask the Expert/Medicare Questions #3193
Friday, May 18
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Free; Registration required
Whether you are turning 65, are already on Medicare, or helping someone with their coverage, plan to attend a meeting with the expert, Michael Fleming, with Senior Benefits of Georgia, to get your Medicare questions answered. Call the center to schedule your 10 minute appointment.  

Medical Examiner #3319
Friday, May 18
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Free; Registration required
Michael Gerhard with the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office will discuss how medical examiners and coroners work in Georgia. The seminar will also cover the autopsy process and reasons for examinations, as well as what happens to the body after death. The images may be disturbing.

Community Fair! 
Saturday, May 26
FREE & Open to all ages.
Health screenings, K9 unit, demonstrations, mini "Medicare 101" workshop, activities for kids, including bounce house, face painting, storytelling, corn hole. 30+ Local businesses. Free Advance Directives. Baked goodies & Hot Dogs sold by Friends of East Cobb as a fundraiser. Click for a list of vendors. 

Free Hearing Screening
Friday, June 1
9:00a.m.- 12:00p.m.
Free/First come, first served basis. Is your hearing causing you concern? Take the time to have it checked out and get a free screening from Dr. Bret Greenblatt.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers #3937
Fridays, June 1 - July 6
10:00a.m.- 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required by May 25th; CSS membership not required for this class
This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, learn different ways to communicate to others, and increase their ability to make tough decisions. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.  

Happy Hours with Dr. Mark Levine #3938
Tuesdays, June 5 - July 17 (No class on July 3)
10:00a.m.- 11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
This free workshop will teach you skills to boost your overall happiness, improve your mood, and reduce stress.

Funeral Home 101 #3939
Tuesday, June 5
10:00a.m.- 11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
Planning is always good. Join our seminar to help ease your family’s emotional burden, avoid difficult decisions at a stressful time, what happens after the funeral and what documents will you need. Presented by Mayes Ward Dobbins.

Aren’t Trusts Just for Millionaires? #3941
Tuesday, June 12
11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Free/Registration required
In the past trusts seemed to be reserved for the wealthy but they are now becoming important planning tools for people at all asset ranges: probate avoidance, privacy, incapacity planning, and management. In addition to the benefits which revocable trusts have which wills do not, the trust has other capabilities which wills can also achieve. Presented by Nelson Elder Care Law; Lunch sponsored by Benton House of Woodstock.

Let’s Go Greek #3945
Wednesday, June 13
1:00p.m.- 3:00p.m.
Free/Registration required
We love the bright, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. In this culinary adventure, we will tour the Greek islands. Learn surprisingly quick, easy-to-make a classic, super healthy, Mediterranean Greek salad with Mediterranean dressing. Presented by Terri Carter University of Georgia Cobb County Extension.

Town Hall with Chairman Mike Boyce
Monday, June 18

Travel 101: What You Need to Know #4004
Thursday, June 21
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Nothing is both as rewarding and as stressful as traveling. Join our seminar to learn how to select and pack an ideal travel wardrobe and much more. Presented by Kimbela Horne Pierce with Globus Company.

Handle Me with Care #4043
Tuesday, July 10
11:00a.m.- 12:30p.m.
Free/Registration required
Brannon + Black, LLC., will explain the extent of decision-making power that is granted by a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care, the responsibilities of a healthcare provider when directed by a patient or an agent, and the protection granted to a provider when the directive is followed. Complimentary lunch sponsored by The Holbrook of Acworth.

National Hot Dog Month Celebration #4061
Wednesday, July 11
. $12 Cobb residents; $15 Non-residents Tickets on sale May 14
July is National Hot Dog Month and we hope that you will join us in the celebration of one of America’s favorite foods. Come to learn the history of the hot dog presented by Andy Kastelik with ADP and enjoy a delicious beef hot dog with the different toppings and sides catered by Skips Chicago Dogs. Music by DJ Greg Picciano.

Window Bird Watching #4044
Tuesday, July 17
10:00a.m.- 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Let’s attract some birds to our window and enjoy our feathery friends. In this seminar you will learn some common local species and discuss what citizen scientists are doing to help protect them. Presented by Mike Kahle Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program.

Spices and Their Benefits #4186
Wednesday, July 18
Free/Registration required
Studies show that many different herbs and spices may offer health benefits. Spices allows us to decrease our salt consumption without sacrificing taste. Join Jobcy Alexander with Cobb Senior Services to explore some common and uncommon spices and herbs and learn how to incorporate them into your diet. 

Nutrition and Aging Myths #4187
Friday, July 20
10:00a.m.- 11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
Join Bridgett Skelton with Brookdale Big Creek to learn the reality about the nutrition myths and healthy nutrition tips.

CCC Camp at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park #4045
Friday, July 27
10:00a.m.- 11:30a.m
 Free/Registration required
80 years ago, in 1938, the Civilian Conservation Corps set up camp at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.  The CCC was a part of Roosevelt’s New Deal and provided 200 men for four (4) years to develop the park and its trails.  Find out how you can walk in their footsteps by hiking the park’s Camp Brumby Trail. Presented by Anne & David Strand with Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club.

Burgers and Shakes #4193
Monday, July 30
$8 supply fee
Let's take the 1950's and give it a upgrade. We will use the indoor/outdoor grill to make delicious burger bar and make some homemade ice cream for some simple milkshakes. Taught by Cherie Beasley with Pampered Chef.

Dine Around
Cost is on your own; Call center for times, costs and reservations
Everyone meets at the restaurant
May 16: Zama Mexican Cuisine #3308, 2550 Sandy Plains Rd
June 13: Loyal Q & Brew #3940, 4880 Lower Roswell Rd
July 25: Semper Fi Bar & Grill #3958, 9770 Main St, Woodstock

AARP Smart Driver
$15.00 AARP members, $20.00 Non-members (cash or check)
Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount. Bring a lunch.
May 24 #2039
June 28 #2040
July 26 #2693