April 16, 2015 

From the President...



Spring Break has come and gone, so summer is just around the corner! This newsletter is full of news about fun things to do in Mableton this summer - Mableton Day, the Mableton Farmers Market, food trucks, and movies and concerts at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Many of these events rely on volunteers and we are fortunate to live in a community like Mableton where so many people give freely of their time and talents.


One event that still needs volunteer help is Mableton Day. It's just one day - Saturday, May 16th - but with thousands of visitors expected, lots of volunteers are required.  Directing visitors around the grounds of the historic Mable House, checking in other volunteers, staffing the information tent, helping artists in the Arts and Crafts demonstration area, assisting the Entertainment Director - this is just a sampling of the ways you can be involved.  


Click here to sign up online and be a part of a great day. None of these jobs require any prior experience or knowledge!  We will brief you on all you need to know when you arrive. Volunteering is rewarding. Not only do you help our community, but you'll meet new people and see how Mableton Day works.   


I'll see you on Mableton Day, but in the interim, please feel free to contact me by phone or email - I'm always ready to talk about Mableton.




Joel Cope
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MIC President

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Mableton Day Community Meeting
Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm

Come to the Mableton Day Community Meeting on April 21st at 7pm at the Mable House Arts Center at 5239 Floyd Road.  The Community Meeting is a great way to connect with the Mableton Day organizers and become a part of the event. Mableton Day is Saturday, May 16th at the Mable House Complex. The day begins with the Mableton 5K and Mableton Jr. Fun Run, and continues with live entertainment, classic cars, vendors, arts and crafts, kids' corner and more! 


Mableton Day is an all-volunteer effort produced by the Mableton Day Coalition, a joint effort of MIC, the South Cobb Arts Alliance and the Amateur Advocate Association.  Click here to email the Mableton Day Coalition.


Plant Sale and Garden Fair
Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 4pm

The Cobb County Master Gardeners will present their annual Plant Sale and Garden Fair on April 24th and 25th.  Located in the covered Equestrian Center at Jim Miller Park, come and shop among hundreds of plants from the gardens of the Master Gardeners - iris, lilies, annuals, hellebores, ferns, hostas, perennials, native plants, shrubs, and trees.  Vendors will also offer specialty plantings and items such as yard art, sculptures, planters, birdhouses, crafts, and much more.  Jim Miller Park is located at 2225 Callaway Road in Marietta.  


Cobb County Master Gardeners volunteer their time in the community to advance horticultural knowledge and promote interest in gardening.  MIC is indebted to two Master Gardeners, Terri Carter and Lallie Hayes, and for their leadership at our Historic Mableton Community Garden as well as Linda Hlozansky for her help in minding the herb and kitchen gardens at the Mable House For more information on Cobb County Master Gardeners, including how to become a Master Gardener, click here.


County Commission Chairman Lee - Town Hall in Mableton
Wednesday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 8pm
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The Chairman of the Cobb County Commmission, Tim Lee, is holding a town hall meeting in Mableton on April 29th at 6:30pm. The location is the South Cobb Community Center at 620 Lions Club Drive.  Make plans now to attend!


The Commmission Chairman is elected countywide, and along with the four district commissioners, makes up the Board of Commmissioners that governs Cobb County. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, share information and make sure our community's voice is heard.  Let's be sure to have a strong turnout and show everyone that Mableton's citizens are active, involved and informed.


Musical Production This Weekend at the Amphitheatre
April 17th through April 19th

Come see the talented kids of The Theatre Project present "Seussical" this weekend at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.  The Theatre Project is a community theatre experience for kids 9 through 18 years of age that combines fun with education.


All seats are protected from rain and tickets are $8 each with kids under 12 free. Tables for six are available for $48.  Performances are April 17th at 7pm; April 18th at 2pm and 7pm, and April 19th at 5pm.  For more information, contact the Mable House Arts Center at 770-819-3285 or follow the Threatre Project on Facebook.

Learn at the Library
South Cobb Regional Library in Mableton

Every month, the South Cobb Regional Library in Mableton hosts dozens of classes, story times, book discussions and other events. Bookmark this page and visit often to see what's coming up.  


A sampling of events in April includes:


  • "How To Thursday", during which staff members provide individual assistance in using databases, downloading e-books, and exploring other library resources
  • "Understanding Credit", which explains how credit scores are created and how you can improve yours
  • "Chess Night at the Library", for chess players of all ages and skill levels


The Library also offers free Gale Courses, a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led classes that you can take entirely online.  As a library cardholder in good standing, you cant take these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.  GED test prep, computer classes, grant writing, cooking, health and wellness and more!  Browse the catalog to see all that is offered.


Free Candlelite Concerts Begin in May
Friday, May 15th at 8pm

For decades, the South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) has presented free concerts each summer at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.  The 2015 season kicks off with Geoff Achison, an Australian guitarist with a sound incorporating R&B, Blues and  Soul.  


Bring a blanket and sit under the stars, or take a seat in the covered amphitheatre and enjoy great music in our own backyard!  Tables close to the stage are available for a small fee.  Bring a picnic dinner or visit the new catering company and enjoy a great evening.  Click here for details about the concert.


Food Trucks Return to the Mable House Complex
Thursday, May 21st from 5pm to 8pm

The South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) has announced that Food Truck Thursdays will begin on May 21st and continue through the summer every other week until early October.  Like last summer, the hours will be 5pm to 8pm, with music and arts and crafts for the kids.  


SCAA is a membership-based nonprofit focused on arts in the South Cobb community.  For more information, visit their website.

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