May 15, 2015 

From the President...



Mableton Day is tomorrow, May 16th, from 8am to 4pm at the Mable House Complex, and MIC is proud to be a part of this great day in our community.  The MIC tent will be in the vendor area, so come by and say hello. It's a good time to renew your membership, join for the first time, and you can tell us about something with which you might want some help from MIC or just ask questions.


The weather forecast for tomorrow is pretty good! There could be a few sprinkles, but not enough to worry about. So, arrive early, stay to the end and help us celebrate our community!  Chairman Tim Lee will join us for the Salute to the Armed Forces at 10:30 am, and our District Commissioner Lisa Cupid will present the Community Spirit Awards at 3:15 pm.  Read more below about all the fun in store.


Also, since you have your calendars or Day-Timers out, please put down, that MIC will be hold its Public Meeting on the night of June 9th at the South Cobb Community Center on Lions Club Drive. I hope that we will see each one of you there!


As always, feel free to get in touch. I'm always ready to talk about Mableton!  





Joel Cope
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MIC President

(404) 550-0475 


P.S. I'd also like to welcome Putnam Body Shop, located on Sydney Ann Court in Mableton, as MIC's newest corporate sponsor.  We appreciate their support of our work and encourage everyone to patronize Putnam and the other local businesses that serve our community.


Mableton Day is Fun for Everyone
Saturday, May 16th from 8am to 4pm

Mableton Day is Saturday, May 16th from 8am to 4pm at the Mable House Complex at 5239 Floyd Rd. Community Day group The day begins with the Mableton 5K at 8am, followed by the Mableton Jr. Fun Run. Hundreds of runners will enjoy this course through neighborhood streets and back to the Mable House Complex. Walkers are welcome, too!  Get your kids on the route to lifelong fitness and sign them up for the 1-mile Mableton Jr. Fun Run. You will be able to register for these events on Saturday, so long as space remains.


Entertainment of all kinds will be onstage all day, from professional bands to school groups.  There will be a petting zoo, inflatables, artist demos, tours of the historic Mable House and vintage cars.  Visit the vendor area and meet local businesses and nonprofit organizations, and then enjoy lunch too.  JJ's Play House will be launching rockets, the South Cobb Regional Library will be showing off a 3-D printer, and the Atlanta Braves B.A.T. Team will join the fun.


Don't miss the fun!  Make plans now to be a part of the biggest day in Mableton!  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

Candlelite Concert Series begins with Geoff Achison
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.  Click here for more about the entire season of free concerts.

Food Truck Thursdays at the Mable House Complex
Thursday, May 21st from 5 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 President Slade Gulledge posted on our MIC Facebook page that the following food trucks are expected on May 21st:  
Happy Belly Curbside KitchenFlatbread BistroMac The CheeseOne Love Jerk GrillHeavenly Dolce Snobayou. YUM!!


Invite your friends and neighbors and spend a summer evening under the big trees with good food and good times!  

Mableton Farmers' Market Returns for Sixth Season
Thursday, May 28th from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Again this year, MIC volunteers will operate the Mableton Farmers Market each Market Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30pm through August 27th at the Mable House Complex.  Come check out the locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, natural gourmet seasonings, homemade jams & jellies, handmade soaps and more!  We'll also have cooking demonstrations to show you quick and easy ways to prepare dishes with fresh ingredients from the Market.  Buy fresh nutritious produce, help our local small farmers and see what else there is to offer every Market day.


The Market will once again partner with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double SNAP customer purchases.  If you or someone you know is low income, does not have a SNAP EBT card and might be eligible, WWG has expert folks to help you through the process of finding out and applying for SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits.  WWG will have a representative at the Market booth on Mableton Day, May 16th, at the Market on Thursday, June 11th and Thursday, July 2nd.  Click here for details about the information you will need when applying.


Market Manager Dave McDaniel will be at Mableton Day.  Visit with him there or email him with any questions. 


Summer Movie Series at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Friday, May 29th at dusk

The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre kicks off the summer movie season with Big Hero 6 on Friday, May 29th.  Doors open 7:30 and the movie begins at dusk and admission is free for everyone. Bring dinner or dessert, or visit the concession stand.  


This movie series for the younger generation will continue every other Friday night through August 7th. Kids enjoy the movies and parents enjoy the time to visit with friends. It's a great night for everyone.


The Amphitheatre is located at the rear of the Mable House Complex at 5239 Floyd Road. More information here.


Summer Camp at the Mable House Arts Center
Register Now!

Summer camp for kids at the Mable House Arts Center offers an array of art-related activities beginning on June 1st.  There are sessions both morning and afternoon for children ages 5-16. Mix and match for a day of fun!  Click here to learn more.


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