Cobb County Happenings – Upcoming Events in Marietta, Kennesaw, Mableton and Powder Springs

Cobb County GovernmentRead about some upcoming events and things to do in and around Cobb County.

Commissioner Lee and Chairman Olens host town hall meeting

District 3 Commissioner Tim Lee will host a joint town hall meeting with Chairman Sam Olens 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. Residents are encouraged to attend this meeting and discuss progress made around the county. It is also an excellent time to express ideas and ask questions. For more information, call 770-528-3317.

Cobb libraries offer one-stop shop for job seekers

The CobbWorks Mobile Career Center, a free job resource, will be available at select Cobb County public libraries in March and April. This partnership was formed to make job searching tools accessible to the community. The portable facility is a bus filled with 12 computer stations were residents can complete an online job search, resume and cover letter. The computers have Internet access, allowing people to search from local, state and national jobs. Professional job counselors from CobbWorks will be available to help individuals plan job searches, apply for jobs, develop resumes and cover letters and answer career development questions. Visitors to the mobile career center can continue their work inside libraries where they can access newspaper classifieds, use computers and check out books on job hunting and career management. Services are free and printing is available from computers and copy machines for 10 cents per page. The career center will be available:

Tuesday, March 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
South Cobb Regional Library
805 Clay Road, Mableton

Wednesday, March 4, 2-4 p.m.
Central Library
266 Roswell St., Marietta

Tuesday, March 17, 2-4 p.m.
Merchant’s Walk Library
1315 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta

Thursday, March 19, 2-4 p.m.
Merchant’s Walk Library
1315 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta

Tuesday, April 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Stratton Library
1100 Powder Springs Road, Marietta

Participants should bring a thumb drive to save their work and a notebook to take notes. Services are provided on a first-come, first-service basis and computer usage at the mobile career center is unlimited unless there is a line. Then it is limited to one hour sessions. The bus is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call CobbWorks at 770-528-4300.

Still time to order plants during annual 4-H sale

The Cobb County 4-H Club is having its annual plant sale. This year’s assortment includes blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, crape myrtles, edgeworthia, helleborous, heuchera and Spring Bouquet Viburnum. Prepaid orders will be accepted through Wednesday, March 11. The order form is available at cobbextension.com or by calling 770-528-4076. Plants may be picked up at Jim Miller Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 21.

In addition, a free seminar on growing and caring for blueberries and blackberries will be conducted by Cobb Extension agent Steve Brady 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at the Cobb County Water Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. For more information, or for free brochures outlining the care of these plants, call 770-528-4070.

Book sale offers great deals for the whole family

The Cobb County Public Library will host its semi-annual book sale March 6-8 at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. The event will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Items for sale include soft cover and hard back books, magazines, computer programs and comic books. Prices range from 10 cents to $2. Proceeds from the sale go toward purchasing new books and materials for the library system. Last year, book sales generated more than $50,000 which allowed library staff to purchase new books, CDs and DVDs. For more information, or to volunteer to assist with setting up the sale, call 770-528-2342. For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/Library.

Your opinion needed on how to Keep Cobb Beautiful

Keep Cobb Beautiful needs public input on important environmental issues. Whether it’s recycling, greenspace, litter prevention or something else, KCB is seeking your thoughts and ideas. A quick online survey will help the organization serve the needs of Cobb’s residents better. To participate, visit cobbcounty.org/KCB.

Public meeting planned for Bullard-Stockton property

A public input meeting for the Bullard-Stockton property master plan will be held 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at the West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. The meeting will be an open house format where residents can view various displays around the room, ask questions, provide feedback and discuss planning for future development of this passive recreation area. Representatives from Cobb County government, Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department and the planning firm Lose & Associates will be available.

Commissioner Goreham hosts town hall for residents

District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham will host a town hall meeting for her constituents 7 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about progress made in the community and share questions and thoughts with the commissioner. For more information, call 770-528-3313 or visit cobbcounty.org/boc.

Event highlights local leaders during Women’s History Month

The League of Women Voters Marietta-Cobb and the YWCA of Northwest Georgia will host the first “Celebrating History Through Her Story” event 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 14, at the Workforce Development and Conference Center at Chattahoochee Tech. This year’s focus will be on first elected women officials in Cobb with a panel including Victoria Chastain, the first female mayor of the City of Marietta; The Honorable Dorothy Robinson, the first female elected Superior Court Judge of Cobb County Judicial Circuit; Lynda Coker, first femal state representative from Cobb; Barbara Williams, first female Cobb County commissioner; and Alisha Thomas-Morgan, first African American female state representative from Cobb. The event will be a highlight of Women’s History Month and there is no charge to attend. If you would like more information or to reserve your seat because space is limited, contact Holly Comer, at 770-423-3562 or E-mail her at hcomer@ywcanwga.com.

Learn how to preserve historic properties at workshop

Cobb County, in cooperation with local partners, will host a workshop about historic properties 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, in the Social Sciences building of Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. The workshop will educate participants on ways to preserve and maintain Cobb’s historic buildings. Topics include the National Register, local historic designation, tax benefits and standards for rehabilitation. There is a $5 fee, which includes lunch. Because of limited seating, registration is required by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. For questions and registration, contact Mandy Elliott at 770-528-2010 or mandy.elliott@cobbcounty.org. For a complete workshop schedule, visit cobbcounty.org/CommunityDevelopment.

Road closure alert for Concord Road

Concord Road will be closed to thru traffic between Hurt Road and South Hurt Road through June 3. Closure is necessary to replace the bridge over Silver Comet Trail. For detour information, click here  or visit dot.cobbcountyga.gov/road_rept.htm.

Latest recreation newsletter now available online

The March edition of Recreation Cobb eNews is now available online with valuable information for the public, including details on The 2009 Hunt and other upcoming events at various facilities. The newsletter is available at prca.cobbcountyga.gov/newsletter/2009-03.htm.