District Four Commissioner Lisa Cupid is hosting town hall meetings throughout the year. The next one will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, in the auditorium of Smitha Middle School. This will be an excellent opportunity for residents to converse with county officials and learn about progress being made around the district and county. The school is located at 2025 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. Other District Four town halls are scheduled for Oct. 1 and Dec. 3.
The South Cobb Arts Alliance's Summer Candlelite Concert Series will continue with the tribute band "Domino: a Van Morrison Experience" Saturday, Aug. 15. Bring a picnic and come early for best seating. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
Parking and general seating, under cover or under the stars, are free. Lawn chairs of any size are prohibited. Tables that seat six directly in front of the stage are available for $55 each. This is a rain or shine concert. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. To reserve a table, call 770-819-3285. For more information, visit mablehouse.org.
Cobb Department of Public Safety staff will host the fall session of its Citizens Public Safety Academy Program, which provides an opportunity for residents of Cobb County to get an inside look at the various organizations which make up the county's public safety efforts. During the course, participants will experience the emergency communications center, fire, animal control and police and gain knowledge and insight as to how each perform their duties to protect residents.
There is no charge for the 14-week program and classes will be held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 (that session will begin at 6 p.m.) The location of the classes can change from week-to-week depending on the topic (or unit) being discussed.
Applicants must be more than 21 years old and a resident of Cobb County, or work for Cobb County Government. In order to be accepted into the program, applicants must fill out the application, print it and bring it in person to the Cobb County Public Safety Internal Affairs Department, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 300, Marietta, by 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14.
Mable House has something to fit every family's entertainment needs this summer. The "Moovies at the Mable" series will conclude Friday, Aug. 7, with a screening of "Annie." Admission and parking are free. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. This is a rain or shine event. Bring your own food or purchase from concessions.
Enjoy live music, arts and crafts and great food at Food Truck Thursdays this summer and fall. The next several events will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 13, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10.
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, visit mablehouse.org.