Events and happenings: The Week of Jan. 9

Jan. 10—MCS Community Conversations town hall series continues

Marietta City Schools will be continuing the Community Conversations town hall series on Jan. 17, from noon to 12:30 p.m., with a focus on dyslexia resources available to students in the district.

The town halls were designed as an opportunity for the district to highlight projects and initiatives they are working on. Superintendent Grant Rivera and other leaders in the district will talk through major projects and initiatives. Parents and guardians will get the chance to ask questions and talk about topics that impact their student.

This month, Dr. Rivera and Dr. Jennifer Hernandez, Executive Director of the Office of Academic Achievement, will give an overview of how MCS supports students with characteristics of dyslexia, including the district's participation in the Georgia Department of Education's pilot dyslexia program. The conversation, available at https://zoom.us/j/97972140695, will also discuss how staff are trained in dyslexia resources and science of reading.

This "Community Conversations" event will be virtual to make it convenient to join from wherever one is at. It will also be recorded so those who can't make it can still access this valuable information.

Happening next month, the February "Community Conversations" will offer an overview of Marietta Athletics, including opportunities for students in K-12, summer camps, try-out information, and upcoming facility improvements. The conversation, Feb. 28 from 8 to 8:30 p.m., will be available at https://zoom.us/j/98669219921.

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Walmart Wellness Day is Jan. 14

The first Walmart Wellness Day of 2023 will be Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Customers can receive free health screenings for things like glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure , as well as affordable immunizations like flu, COVID-19, mumps, measles and more at pharmacies nationwide.

Over 4,600 Walmart pharmacies across the country will host Walmart Wellness Day events. To find a free event in one's neighborhood, visit Walmart.com/wellnesshub. Select stores will also feature vision screenings, in-store giveaways and demos of wellness products.

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North Cobb Senior Center's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory Event

The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street in Acworth, will have a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory Event from Jan. 11-13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This special event will commemorate the life and legacy of civil rights legend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit www.CobbSeniors.org.

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Peace of Mind Checklist

The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street in Acworth, will have Peace of Mind Checklist on Jan. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Participants can join a discussion, presented by Mayes-Ward Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory, on wills, living wills, power of attorney and pre-planning documents. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit www.CobbSeniors.org.

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Nutrition Lesson: Key Factors to a Healthful Diet

The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street in Acworth, will have Nutrition Lesson: Key Factors to a Healthful Diet on Jan. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Participants can discuss key nutrition concepts to help make healthy choices — adequate diet, balanced diet, calorie control, moderation and variety. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit www.CobbSeniors.org.

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Air Fryer Cooking

The Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street in Marietta, will have Air Fryer Cooking on Jan. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Did you know you could use the air fryer to cook basic foods to gourmet delights? Participants can learn what one can do with an air fryer. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-528-5355 or visit www.CobbSeniors.org.

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Bubble Collage

The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street in Acworth, will have Bubble Collage on Jan. 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Participants can use paper muffin liners and Mod Podge to make a layered collage that evokes colorful, translucent bubbles. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit www.CobbSeniors.org.

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Doc Talk: Osteoporosis — Building Stronger Bones

The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street in Acworth, will have Doc Talk: Osteoporosis — Building Stronger Bones on Jan. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.

An advanced care professional will host an informative discussion to assist you in prevention and care for the effects of Osteoporosis, a disease in which the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. The program is presented by Village Medical. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit www.CobbSeniors.org.

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Kombucha Day

The Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street in Marietta, will have Kombucha Day on Jan. 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Participants can learn about this drink consumed by many for its purported health benefits. Samples will be provided. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-528-5355 or visit www.CobbSeniors.org.