Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

AARP Smart Driver 
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
$15.00 AARP members, $20.00 Non-members
Bring lunch for a 30 minute break. Check with your insurance company about a possible discount.
August 16 #5040

Bingo Mania 
Fundraiser to benefit West Cobb Senior Center.
Friday, August 17 #5041
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident/$4.50 Non-resident
Prizes and refreshments sponsored by Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory. 

Rock It Out: Happy Campers Have Smore Fun 
4th Wednesday each month
Wednesday, August 22 #5359
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free; Registration required
As summer comes to an end we will paint tents, campfires, lightning bugs, smores and all the things happy campers enjoy. All supplies will be provided.

Tech Talk: Beginner Photoshop #5340
Friday, August 24
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Learn all about the fundamentals of this amazing image editing software, led by Johnny Barfield.

Managing Stress for Caregivers #5214
Wednesday, August 29
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
Develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. A trained co-leader of the National Office of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers will provide you with tips for taking care of yourself so that you can be a better caregiver.

Memory Wire Bracelets #5636
Monday, August 20
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident/$4 Non-resident Plu $5 supply fee
Who knew making your own jewelry could be so fun and easy? Join Patsy Gabbert and Kathy Sanders & staff as you learn to make memory wire bracelets. You will make two bracelets. 

Access to Services #5426
Monday, August 27
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
Jamie Masters with Cobb RSVP will help you better understand and access a variety of local, state and federal benefits, programs and services that are available to you.

Dice Dice Baby Bunco Bash #5427
Tuesday, September 4
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Let the good times roll when you join us for an afternoon of Bunco. Meet and laugh with old pals and new friends. Enjoy snacks and prizes provided by Visiting Angels. Experienced players and beginners alike are welcome.

Tech Talk: Registering for Classes Online #5428
Friday, September 7
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Registration for fall quarter classes is around the corner. Learn how to avoid the lines and register from your own home. Led by Johnny Barfield.

Bon Appétit 
4:00 pm
On your own. Registration required.
Meet at the restaurant. This is a great way to make new friends. 
September 10: Mellow Mushroom, #5422 3805 Dallas Highway, Marietta 30064

Craft Happy
2nd Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, September 12: Fancy Fold Cards  #5423
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident/$4 Non-resident Plus $4 supply fee
Join Susan Wilson each month for a new craft. 

Bingo Mania 
Fundraiser to benefit West Cobb Senior Center.
Friday, September 14 #5421
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident/$4.50 Non-resident
Prizes and refreshments sponsored by Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory. 

Advance Directives #5426
Wednesday, September 19
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Cindy Newman with Wellstar Health System will present on how to speak with your loved ones about final health care decisions. You’ll receive a free planning guide which outlines questions you and your family should discuss along with forms you can use to record your wishes.

AARP Smart Driver 
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
$15.00 AARP members, $20.00 Non-members
Bring lunch for a 30 minute break. Check with your insurance company about a possible discount.
September 20 #5420

Artist Swap Meet #5635
Monday, September 24
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Do you have art supplies sitting around, gathering dust? Bring your gently used supplies and get the opportunity to trade for something you would really use! Trading only, no solicitations please.

Rock It Out 
4th Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, September 26: Leaves are Falling & Autumn is Calling #5640
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Rock it out the 4th Wednesday of every month with West Cobb Senior Center. Acorns, pumpkins and leaves will be just some of the fall inspired rocks we will paint. All supplies will be provided.

Understanding Blood Pressure #5800
Monday, September 10
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Blood pressure is one of the most important measures of your long term health, if not the most important. More than your weight, the range of your blood pressure can give you a quick picture of your health future. Kay Cavanaugh, RN, will help you understand what your blood pressure readings mean as well as how you can improve it. 

Creative Nonfiction #5779
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 12
Free; Registration required
Preview our new fall class led by Dixie Golden. Learn how to write creative nonfiction for essays, blogs and other types of writing. Includes grammar review and teaches writing skills. Writers of all levels are welcome. Weekly writing assignments may be shared in class. Bring note-taking supplies; other materials furnished. 
 
Creative Writing Peer Review #5780
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Wednesday, September 12
Free; Registration required
Wish to improve your poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction with feedback and mentoring? This is the workshop for you. Bring your work and copies for class members. We will read and discuss content, technique and form in your work and of established writers. Come get inspired! Led by Dixie Golden.
 
Bon Appétit 
12:00 pm
On your own. Registration required.
Meet at the restaurant. This is a great way to make new friends. 
Monday, October 1: Reveille #5775, 5330 Brookstone Drive, Acworth 30101

Fall Scarf Tying #5770
Wednesday, October 3
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
Bring your favorite scarves and learn new ways to tie them. Learn how to make a scarf into a vest, kimono and other cool scarf tricks! Reinvent your wardrobe for the holidays with some scarf magic! Led by Bonita Prigmore with Medicare and Other Red Tape.

Craft Happy: Fancy Fold Cards 
2nd Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, October 10 #5773
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident/$4 Non-resident Plus $4 supply fee
Join Susan Wilson each month for a new craft.

Medicare Open Enrollment Seminar #5797
Wednesday, October 17
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is designed especially for you. The seminar will cover the basics of Medicare and what you need to know to make an informed decision about your coverage options. Presented by Dottie Denham with Cigna HealthSpring.

AARP Smart Driver 
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
$15.00 AARP members, $20.00 Non-members
Bring lunch for a 30 minute break. Check with your insurance company about a possible discount.
October 18 #5774

Bingo Mania 
Fundraiser to benefit West Cobb Senior Center.
Friday, October 19 #5637
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident/$4.50 Non-resident
Sponsored by Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory. 

Tech Talk: Using Facebook #6145
Friday, October 26
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Led by Johnny Barfield, learn to use the world’s most popular social network.

Lunch and Learn 
Monday, October 29: Taxes and Retirement #6178
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free; Registration required
The new tax and financial rules have changed. Understand the potential impact taxes have on your retirement income. Your paycheck may have stopped, but taxes continue. It is important to know and understand the potential tax implications of selecting which assets from which you draw your retirement income. If you would like more information on how taxes can impact your retirement income sources, this workshop is for you. Lunch and presentation provided by Austin Harris with Edward Jones.

DIY Paper Petals #5772
Tuesday, October 30
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
Learn how to make gorgeous flowers out of tissue paper which look great for decoration and never need water! Led by Bonita Prigmore with Medicare and Other Red Tape.