The "Among the Stars" end of summer reading celebration will be held 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Switzer Library. The library will be transformed into a spacecraft, creating a setting for family-friendly fun, music, storytelling, games and food trucks. The community celebration will include science demonstrations, party music, Rocking Chair Theatre, Rockin' Robots, magnet demonstrations, games and special appearances by the CAREing Paws therapy dogs. Switzer Library is located at 266 Roswell St., Marietta. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, or the celebration, visit cobbcat.org/srp or call 770-528-2330.
There are important issues facing our region, such as strengthening our economy, improving transportation, enhancing quality of life and protecting natural resources. Public input into what should be in the regional plan for Metro Atlanta is important. The regional plan is designed to ensure growth, prosperity and a high quality of life for the next 25 years. Through the end of September, Atlanta Regional Commission staff is reaching out to the public to share the vision developed by the ARC board and get feedback and opinions about actions to achieve these goals. One of the ways feedback is being collected is through an online survey available at atlantaregional.com/TheRegionalPlan. You will be able to share what issues you think are most important for our region to consider and which solutions you think will work best.
Cobb Senior Services staff will host a free viewing of the new documentary titled “Age of Champions,” Monday, July 28. This film is the inspiring story of a group of athletes — a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, team of basketball grandmothers and a pair of swimming brothers — all chasing gold at the National Senior Olympics. The 9:30 a.m. showing will be held at Cobb County’s Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St, Marietta, with a special appearance by neurologist Dr. Marshall L. Nash and one of the film’s producers, Tad Ochwat. Nash will give a brief presentation on steps to take to prevent Alzheimer's disease. A continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is required to attend. Contact a nearby Cobb County senior center to register. For more information, click here.
Registration for the 2014 Cobb County Senior Games is open until Aug. 8. Events will include basketball (three point shot and free throw), billiards, bocce ball, bowling, field events, golf, pickleball, putting, swimming, table tennis and track events. Registration is $20 for Cobb residents and $25 for non-residents. Bowling has an additional fee of $5 and includes three games and shoe rental. Golf has an additional fee of $40 and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. Opening ceremony will be held Aug. 20 and closing ceremony Sept. 16. There is a $10 guest fee for each ceremony. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Cheryl James at 770-528-1447. To download the registration form, click here or visit cobbseniors.org.