'Tis the season to be jolly and enjoy great holiday traditions at Mable House Complex:
• This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show. Presented by the South Cobb Arts Alliance, this juried show features more than 65 artists and crafters who sell handmade items perfect for holiday gifts. The show will run Dec. 4-13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
• After you shop at the Christmas House, enjoy lunch at Mable's Tea Room, a Cobb tradition for more than 20 years. Bring your family and friends to enjoy homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Mable's Tea Room will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 4-13 (closed Sundays). Reservations are required for parties of more than four. Reservations are also highly recommended for smaller parities.
• Bring the children to enjoy holiday cheer at the annual Candy Cane Hunt 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 5. Activities will include cookie decorating, crafts, marshmallow roasting, photos with Santa and the Candy Cane Hunt.
• Mable's Tea Room opens Sunday, Dec. 6, for a special Mommy and Me Tea. This is a great holiday tradition for families where princesses come and serve tea and greet and socialize with guests at the party. Bring mom, grandma and the little princesses to enjoy a great time. Seatings will be at 1 and 3 p.m. Space is limited and reservations fill quickly. Tables for four are $50, tables for six are $70 and tables for eight are $90.
Mable House Complex is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information or for reservations to Mable's Tea Room or Mommy and Me Tea, call 770-819-3285.
Christmas is a few short weeks away and Cobb Senior Services staff is in full gear to help needy seniors in our area enjoy the holidays. The 10th annual Christmas365, formerly Senior Santa, event will be held Friday, Dec. 11. This special event is a wonderful opportunity for homebound senior adults to enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer, good food, great gifts and fellowship.
You can help brighten the holidays for these seniors by making a monetary donation to adopt a senior for the event or by donating new generic items. Suggested items include:
• Bath sets (male and female)
• Blankets (all sizes)
• Adult pull-ups (male and female)
• Bed pads and liners
• Diabetic socks (all sizes)
• Electric blankets
• Electric can openers
• Gowns (all sizes and lengths)
• Grocery store gift cards
• Pharmacy gift cards
• Hats and glove sets (male and female)
• Non-skid bottom house shoes (male and female)
• Pajamas (male and female)
• Towel sets
You can drop off these donations 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at: East Cobb Senior Center, Freeman Poole Senior Center, North Cobb Senior Center, West Cobb Senior Center or the Senior Wellness Center. To make a monetary donation online, click here. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, call 770-528-5368.
Town hall meetings are wonderful opportunities to communicate openly with your elected officials and share your ideas and input with county staff. They are also great chances to learn first hand about progress being made around your community. Chairman Tim Lee and District Four Commissioner Lisa Cupid will host a joint town hall meeting in south Cobb on Thursday, Dec. 3. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Russell Elementary School, 3920 South Hurt Road, Smyrna.
In the ongoing effort to keep residents informed on the progress of SunTrust Park, Cobb County staff will host an open house 4-7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7. It will be held in the Board of Commissioners room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.
The public is encouraged to drop by any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to see the latest updates on the future home of the Atlanta Braves. There will be no formal presentation, but staff will be on hand to share information and answer questions.