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Pet fashion show to benefit local animals in need

dog fashionThe Marietta "MUTTropolitan Pet Fashion Show" will make its runway debut 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. This unique event will benefit the Cobb Animal Control shelter, Ahimsa House, a nonprofit organization that helps shelter people and pets who had to flee their homes because of domestic violence, and PAWSitive Supporters, a nonprofit group doing spay and neuters in low income areas of Cobb.

The event will feature dogs on the runway of the fashion show. There will also be pet-related vendors, entertainment, light food and beverages and a silent auction, all benefiting the shelter and two nonprofit organizations. Animal Control staff will also bring dogs who are available for adoption and collect unexpired, unopened dog or cat food to donate to a local pet food bank.

The event will be held in exhibit halls A and B at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Calloway Road, Marietta. For more information, to purchase tickets or to inquire about limited vendor spaces, contact Alison at 678-978-1475 or visit mariettamuttro.com.

Learn about dementia and Alzheimer's during free workshop

Cobb Senior Services staff is hosting the Aging by Design 2015 Series, Summit and Expo. These events will be excellent opportunities to learn about many important issues that impact our growing senior population.
The first seminar, "Dementia and Alzheimer's: The Discussion Continues," will be held 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. Alzheimer's can be very scary because there are so many unknowns. Dr. Gary Figiel, a leading southern geriatric psychiatrist, will be the guest speaker and will share important information, such as the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's. Pre-registration required by calling 770-509-4900. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 770-528-5356 for more information.

Support 4-H through plant sale; free class on growing fruit

Ablackberriesbout two dozen different types and varieties of plants are available during the Cobb County 4-H Plant Sale fundraiser, including blackberry, blueberry, ferns, raspberry, figs, forsythia, muscadine, azaleas, virburnum and crape myrtles. Orders are being accepted now through March 11.

Plants will be available for pickup Saturday, March 21, at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. A check or money order must accompany all plant orders. For a copy of the order form and details about the plants available, visit cobbextenstion.com. All sales are final.
Learn how to grow the fruits offered in the plant sale during a free horticulture class, "Growing and Caring for Fruit Plants." Horticulture agent Neil Tarver will host the workshop 6:30-8 p.m., March 9. It will be held at the Cobb Water System Training Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. Registration is required by calling 770-528-4076 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help shape the future of south Cobb

southcobbsurveyCobb Board of Commissioners and South Cobb Redevelopment Authority staff are in the community engagement phase of marketing and branding south Cobb and community input is an important part of this process.

Complete an online survey about the area and help build the appropriate message and image for the district. These responses will help create a strong brand to attract and retain residents, businesses and visitors to south Cobb. At least 600 respondents will be needed to get an accurate sample of our population. Please visit repsouthcobb.com to take the questionnaire.


Pet fashion show to benefit local animals in need

The Marietta "MUTTropolitan Pet Fashion Show" will make its runway debut 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. This unique event will benefit the Cobb Animal Control shelter, Ahimsa House, a nonprofit organization that helps shelter people and pets who had to flee their homes because of domestic violence, and PAWSitive Supporters, a nonprofit group doing spay and neuters in low income areas of Cobb. The event will feature dogs on the runway of the fashion show. There will also be pet-related vendors, entertainment, light food and beverages and a silent auction, all benefiting the shelter and two nonprofit organizations. Animal Control staff will also bring dogs who are available for adoption and collect unexpired, unopened dog or cat food to donate to a local pet food bank.The event will be held in exhibit halls A and B at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Calloway Road, Marietta. For more information, to purchase tickets or to inquire about limited vendor spaces, contact Alison at 678-978-1475 or visit mariettamuttro.com.

Learn about dementia and Alzheimer's during free workshop

Cobb Senior Services staff is hosting the Aging by Design 2015 Series, Summit and Expo. These events will be excellent opportunities to learn about many important issues that impact our growing senior population.The first seminar, "Dementia and Alzheimer's: The Discussion Continues," will be held 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. Alzheimer's can be very scary because there are so many unknowns. Dr. Gary Figiel, a leading southern geriatric psychiatrist, will be the guest speaker and will share important information, such as the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's. Pre-registration required by calling 770-509-4900. Email agingbydesign@cobbcounty.org or call 770-528-5356 for more information.

Support 4-H through plant sale; free class on growing fruit

About two dozen different types and varieties of plants are available during the Cobb County 4-H Plant Sale fundraiser, including blackberry, blueberry, ferns, raspberry, figs, forsythia, muscadine, azaleas, virburnum and crape myrtles. Orders are being accepted now through March 11.Plants will be available for pickup Saturday, March 21, at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. A check or money order must accompany all plant orders. For a copy of the order form and details about the plants available, visit cobbextenstion.com. All sales are final. Learn how to grow the fruits offered in the plant sale during a free horticulture class, "Growing and Caring for Fruit Plants." Horticulture agent Neil Tarver will host the workshop 6:30-8 p.m., March 9. It will be held at the Cobb Water System Training Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. Registration is required by calling 770-528-4076 or emailing uge1067@uga.edu

Help shape the future of south Cobb

Cobb Board of Commissioners and South Cobb Redevelopment Authority staff are in the community engagement phase of marketing and branding south Cobb and community input is an important part of this process. Complete an online survey about the area and help build the appropriate message and image for the district. These responses will help create a strong brand to attract and retain residents, businesses and visitors to south Cobb. At least 600 respondents will be needed to get an accurate sample of our population. Please visit repsouthcobb.com to take the questionnaire.

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