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Register for informative senior summit; receive free gift

caregiverCobb Senior Services staff will host the 2015 Aging by Design Summit and Expo Saturday, May 2, at Cobb Galleria Centre. The summit is $5 and everyone who registers before April 1 will receive a free gift.
This event is great for seniors, caregivers, adult children, retirees and soon-to-be-retirees. There will be more than 100 exhibitor booths, cooking demonstrations and free health screenings, such as blood glucose, cholesterol and body mass index. Guest speakers will include a panel of health experts and representatives from transportation services.
Register today by calling one of the senior centers. For more information, visit cobbseniors.org or email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Extension Services free open house and gardening workshop

Residents are invited to discover everything the UGA Cobb Extension Office has to offer at an open house 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 7. From 4-H camps to radon testing, canning classes to lawn care help, Extension staff offers expertise on a plethora of topics. Interactive displays will be set up on the second floor classroom at 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, and experts will be on hand to answer questions. Free publications on topics of specific interest for home, yard and family care will be available and there will be special giveaways.
Extension staff will also host the "Vegetable Garden Basics" workshop 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, at its office. For more information on either event, call 770-528-4070.

Computer classes for seniors

senior computerSeniors, are you interested in learning all about email, how to shop online or research your family history? "Computers 4 Seniors" classes will be held at East Senior Cobb Center, West Senior Cobb Center, North Cobb Senior Center and C. Freeman Poole Senior Center.
Registration for the spring session begins Tuesday, March 24, with classes beginning in early April. The classes are taught by an all-volunteer staff and the pace and environment are conducive to learning for seniors. For more information, visit computers4seniors.org or call the senior center directly.

GDOT EXPRESS LANES Northwest Corridor

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Northwest Corridor Express Lanes


The Northwest Corridor project will improve travel in the I-75/I-575 corridor by adding 29.7 miles of toll lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Rd to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. Two Express lanes will be built to the west of the existing lanes along I-75 between I-285 and I-575. From that interchange, one express lane will be added along I-75 north to Hickory Grove Road and one express lane will be added along I-575 to Sixes Road.


Register for informative senior summit; receive free gift

Cobb Senior Services staff will host the 2015 Aging by Design Summit and Expo Saturday, May 2, at Cobb Galleria Centre. The summit is $5 and everyone who registers before April 1 will receive a free gift.This event is great for seniors, caregivers, adult children, retirees and soon-to-be-retirees. There will be more than 100 exhibitor booths, cooking demonstrations and free health screenings, such as blood glucose, cholesterol and body mass index. Guest speakers will include a panel of health experts and representatives from transportation services.Register today by calling one of the senior centers. For more information, visit cobbseniors.org or email questions to agingbydesign@cobbcounty.org.

Extension Services free open house and gardening workshop

Residents are invited to discover everything the UGA Cobb Extension Office has to offer at an open house 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 7. From 4-H camps to radon testing, canning classes to lawn care help, Extension staff offers expertise on a plethora of topics. Interactive displays will be set up on the second floor classroom at 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, and experts will be on hand to answer questions. Free publications on topics of specific interest for home, yard and family care will be available and there will be special giveaways.Extension staff will also host the "Vegetable Garden Basics" workshop 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, at its office. For more information on either event, call 770-528-4070.

Computer classes for seniors

Seniors, are you interested in learning all about email, how to shop online or research your family history? "Computers 4 Seniors" classes will be held at East Senior Cobb Center, West Senior Cobb Center, North Cobb Senior Center and C. Freeman Poole Senior Center. Registration for the spring session begins Tuesday, March 24, with classes beginning in early April. The classes are taught by an all-volunteer staff and the pace and environment are conducive to learning for seniors. For more information, visit computers4seniors.org or call the senior center directly.

GDOT EXPRESS LANES Northwest Corridor

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes The Northwest Corridor project will improve travel in the I-75/I-575 corridor by adding 29.7 miles of toll lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Rd to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. Two Express lanes will be built to the west of the existing lanes along I-75 between I-285 and I-575. From that interchange, one express lane will be added along I-75 north to Hickory Grove Road and one express lane will be added along I-575 to Sixes Road. Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

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