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The 2009 Hunt - Cobb's Largest Egg Hunt
Cobb County’s Largest Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 28th, at Jim R. Miller Park located at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta. The event begins at 10:00am and ends at 2:00pm. The 2009 Hunt will feature children’s art activities, music, inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, concessions and a coloring contest. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to delight the children and the Mad Hatter Contest will determine the best hat creation.
There will be five egg hunts which will be broken down into age groups. In each hunt, there will be prize eggs which, when found, should be taken to the prize tent for redemption of candy bags. The schedule of events is as follows:
am Park opens
12:30 pm Mad Hatter’s Contest
1:00 pm Ages 8 & up hunt (Music & Entertainment)
2:00 pm Park closes
Public Input Meeting Scheduled for March 9th
There will be a public input meeting for the Bullard-Stockton Property Master Plan on Monday, March 9th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the West Cobb Senior Center, located in Lost Mountain Park, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. The meeting will follow an open house format where residents may view various displays around the room and have the opportunity to ask questions, provide comments, and discuss the planning for future development of this passive recreation area. District Commissioner Helen Goreham and other Cobb County representatives, along with the planning firm, Lose & Associates will be available to answer questions.
Law Mandates Modifying All Public Pool Drains
The VGB Act requires that all drains on public pools be retrofitted with drain covers that are stamped as being National Science Foundation (NSF) approved and certified by a professional engineer. This law came into effect on December 19, 2008. Public pools, according to the VGB Act includes: government agency swimming pools, private neighborhood pools, apartment and condominium pools, health club pools, and hotel pools. Many of the non-government agency pool operators/owners are still not aware that their pools are included in the Federal Law.
The law was passed to address pools and spas with drains still being operated with single drains with direct suction lines going to the main circulating pumps. These type of drain systems enable persons being entrapped in the drain cover itself. If drains of this nature are known to be operating, operators/owners should close them or not open them for the summer until they have been corrected. However, only addressing the most hazardous drains will not satisfy the federal law and operators/owners should change out every main drain cover with VGB Act compliant drain covers. If you know of or have a neighborhood swimming pool or other type of public pool, you should check with the operators/owners to see if they have been retrofitted with new VGB Act compliant drain covers. You can contact the Health Department or most pool supply and/or service companies for further information.
Cobb County aquatic centers are one of the first in the nation's public pools to come in compliance with the VGB Act. You can come by the Cobb's aquatic centers to swim knowing that the pools remain safe and have been retrofitted with the extra safe drain covers.
Tennis Fun and Radio Disney at Harrison Tennis Center
Harrison Tennis Center, the Atlanta Tennis Association for Kids (ATAK), and Radio Disney are joining together for an afternoon of fun, food, and prizes at the new fantastic facility of Harrison Tennis Center. Come join us for a day dedicated to junior players. Everyone is invited to come see and play on the new QuickStart tennis courts. Harrison Tennis Center is the home of the first permanent 36' QuickStart tennis courts in the country. These courts are specifically designed for children ages nine and under, making learning tennis easy and fun. The event will be held at Harrison on Saturday, March 14th, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, so come join Radio Disney and ATAK for play, food, and prizes. For information, call Harrison Tennis Center at (770) 591-3151.
Rhyne Park Girls Softball is bringing back a childhood classic. Kickball will be offered as a team sport for the first time this spring at Rhyne Park. Like baseball and softball, there will be traditional teams that play in a league format with a championship playoff at the end of the season. This is a good introduction to team sports, a fun way for children to get exercise, and an opportunity for parents to get involved. Kickball will be offered for boys and girls ages 4-18. The cost is $65 for ages 6 and under and $85 for ages 7 and over. Discounts are offered if you bring a sibling or friend to register. For more information call, (770) 801-5343 or (678) 283-2660. You can also visit the website at www.rhynepark.com.
WALKING: The Ron Anderson Recreation Center would like to welcome all
walkers to participate in the Healthy Walking Program. This activity is
free and open to the public from 10:00am-12:00pm Monday through Friday.
Fullers Recreation Center Offers Free Yoga Classes
Enjoy yoga’s benefits of relaxation, increased flexibility and strength in these free yoga classes offered by Fullers Recreation Center. Regardless of your level of physical fitness, join us in a casual atmosphere to learn the benefits of yoga. Maximize your health and fitness and reduce the symptoms of stress and tension.
Thursdays at Fullers Recreation Center from 7:00pm-8:00pm
5, 12, 19, and 26
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Please contact Fullers Recreation Center at (770) 509-2737 for further information.
AARP Tax-Aide available at Fullers Recreation Center
From February 1st through April 15th, IRS trained volunteers will be preparing taxes at Fullers Recreation Center each Thursday from 9:00am–1:00pm. This is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This service is available to any low to moderate income taxpayers. Please call (770) 509-2737 or email Wendy.Collins@CobbCounty.org for more information.
Lost Mountain Tennis Center Honored
Lost Mountain Tennis Center has been named 'Tennis Club of the Month' for February 2009 by the Tennis Players Network (www.tennisplayersnetwork.com/newsletters/february2009.htm). Lost Mountain was recognized for its numerous programs and service to the community. Congratulations to facility manager Traci Thomas and the staff at Lost Mountain Tennis Center for providing this great program to the community!!!