September 16, 2015 

From the President...


Mableton needs your help with trash! Yes, trash! We have too much of it, and some people seem to think we need more, since they are throwing it out car windows and dumping large items along roadsides, too. The South Cobb Lions Club has led the way with ongoing trash pickups on major roads and other troublesome areas. You can follow their work on their  Facebook page. If you have a few hours, you can help in this effort. Bags and a tool for picking up trash will be provided. Email me and I'll get you in touch with Barry Krebs. MIC will also be returning to Floyd Road for our quarterly clean-up in October. Watch this newsletter for the date.

Your help is also needed so Cobb Police can catch the "trash bomber." For over a year, someone has been throwing out plastic shopping bags of cut up paper (mostly advertisements). When they land in front yards or sidewalks on in the street, they "explode," with little bits of paper going everywhere. There are dozens of documented incidents from South Gordon Road to Hurt Road and throughout Mableton. MIC met recently with Capt. Jeff Adcock of the Cobb County Police, and he asked that everyone report these incidents to the police using the non-emergency number  770 499-3911. Capt. Adcock also asked that anyone with information that might identify the culprit, to get in touch with him at that number. Given the random locations and times of the events, it will take a tip from a citizen to solve this problem.

Thanks for your support of our efforts and those of others in our community.  Give me a call or send me an email - I'm always ready to talk about Mableton!

Joel Cope
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State of our Schools Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, September 20th at 6pm
Get the facts and get involved! Come to the State of Our Schools Town Hall Meeting on school bus Sunday, September 20th at 6pm at the South Cobb Recreation Center. Speakers will include South Cobb High School Principal Mr. Ashley Hosey, Pebblebrook High School Principal Mr. Travis Joshua, and Lindley Sixth Grade Principal Dr. Denise Maghee. 

The Recreation Center is located at 875 Six Flags Drive, Austell.

Next Free Candlelite Concert - Glenn Phillips
Saturday, September 19th at 7pm
The next free concert presented by the South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) will be Concert the  Glenn Phillips Band featuring Cindy Wilson of the B52's. Come to the Mable House Barnes Amphithreatre on Saturday, September 19th at 7pm for a great show at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. For the past 40 years, Glenn Phillips has made his living as a guitarist and composer, with 12 critically acclaimed albums out under his own name. He's also collaborated with artists as diverse as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Pete Buck of REM, and Cindy Wilson of the B-52's who will join him here in Mableton.
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 taste of New Orleans for this event only.   Click here for details about the concert.  

Atlanta POPS Orchestra here in Mableton
Saturday, September 20th at 7pm
Chloe Agnew will make her first U.S. orchestra appearance. If you heard her in Celtic Woman, you can now hear her 'live in concert' in her very own performance with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra! You will hear songs of Ireland, standards and Broadway and movie melodies. Special guests are Irish Tenor Dermot Kiernan, Celtic Dancer Scott Porter and the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy Choir.

This event will occur Sunday September 20th from 7:00PM to 10:00PM at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Click here for ticket information.

Fall Break Leadership Camp
September 21st - 25th 7:00AM-6:00PM
State Representative Erica Thomas will be hosting a Fall Break Leadership camp Monday September 21st through Friday September 25th, 2015. The camp will be held at the South Cobb Community Center. The price is $ 100.00 per child, which includes breakfast, lunch, and snack. For two children, the price it $175.00.  They will be doing a STEAM program and provide outdoor activities daily.  If you have more questions or would like more information, please send an email to

Food Truck Thursdays at the Mable House Complex
Next Event Thursday, September 24th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy the cooler fall weather with the South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) as they continue Food Truck Thursdays at the Mable House Complex. The fun continues on September 24th and every other Thursday through October 8th.  It's cool and shady under the big trees, and plenty of room for the kids to play and music for everyone to enjoy.


There will be something for every taste palate when these rolling restaurants come to Mableton! Invite your friends and neighbors and spend a summer evening under the big trees with good food and good times! 


5th Annual Halloween Haunt After Hours
Tuesday, September 27th, from 4:30 to 8pm
The 5th Annual Halloween Haunt After Hours event, sponsored by the South Cobb Business Association and 17 other business groups in Cobb and Douglas County will return to Six Flags Over Georgia. The Haunt provides great networking opportunities for business and nonprofit organizations, so mark your calendar now for Tuesday, October 27th from 4:30 to 8pm.

Organizers expect more than 2,000 attendees and there will be selected rides open for your enjoyment, as well as a variety of entertainment. Sponsorships are still available and tickets have already gone on sale.  For all the news about the Haunt, click here. This event is not suitable for children.

Fun with the Arts at the Mable House Arts Center
Registration underway for classes and events
Fall into fun at the Mable House Arts Center! Class registration continues for pottery, Mable House Arts Center painting and music for kids and adults, both day and evening classes. Added to the mix this fall are adult improv and dance, cake decorating and "Grow, Cook and Go Green," a class that focused on gardening, healthy eating and recycling.

The ever-popular Canvas and Cocktails series continues on September 18th and October 23rd. Grab a friend and a beverage of your choice and make some art while you have some fun!  On the evening of October 2nd, Mable's Piano Lounge debuts with dinner and a night of music perfect for relaxing and maybe even singing along! Is there musical talent at your house? Private music lessons are also available, with piano for ages 6 and up, and guitar and voice for those 9 and over.

Click here for the details about the classes and events, as well as information on how to register.

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