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Family holiday events at Historic Mable House

Family holiday events at Historic Mable House

Mableton - Christmas at the Mable House will include many fun events for the whole family.

The Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show is through Dec. 11 at Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. The times are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. There will be a large variety of items for sale from exhibitors around the Southeast, including fiber art, wood craft, pottery and edibles.

There will also be a silent auction where you can bid on a wide variety of items donated by local artists and businesses. Proceeds benefit the preservation of Historic Mable House. Mable's Tea Room is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Dec. 10 (closed Sundays).

Help prevent home fires with holiday safety tips

Help prevent home fires with holiday safety tips

Cobb County - The Cobb Fire and Emergency Services staff has released a number of tips that residents in Cobb County should take heed to this holiday season.  The number of home fires spike during the Christmas season and the following tips can help prevent them.

 

Cobb Fire and Emergency Services staff encourage residents to be fire smart as they deck the halls this holiday season. A small fire that spreads to holiday decorations can grow very quickly.

Help working poor families by stuffing a bus full of necessities

Help working poor families by stuffing a bus full of necessities

Cobb Community Transit and Cobb Department of Transportation are sponsoring the 2011 Stuff-A-Bus, benefiting Cobb Christmas, Inc., the county's oldest and largest holiday assistance program. Your help is needed to "Stuff-A-Bus" with donations of money, new toys and gifts, non-perishable food items and gift certificates.

Christmas at the Mable House

Christmas at the Mable House

Mableton -  Christmas at the Mable House will include many fun events for the whole family.

The Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show will be Dec. 2-11 at Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. The times are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 2-6 p.m.

There will be a large variety of items for sale from exhibitors around the Southeast, including fiber art, wood craft, pottery and edibles. There will also be a silent auction where you can bid on a wide variety of items donated by local artists and businesses. Proceeds benefit the preservation of Historic Mable House. 

Community: Food donations needed to help local families enjoy Thanksgiving

Cobb County -  Center for Family Resources staff is giving the public an opportunity to collect food, donate time and serve others.

CFR provided Thanksgiving food boxes to local families in need for 26 years. This year, CFR will provide up to 1,500 Cobb families in need with everything they need to enjoy a meal at home together.

Due to the economy, CFR continues to see a large increase in requests for assistance. This year's Thanks for Giving effort will require more than 70,000 food items, including canned fruit or vegetables, dried or canned potatoes, stuffing mix, non-refrigerated pie crust and canned pie fillings.

Thanks for Giving would not be possible without the support of local residents, schools, businesses and civic organizations. The non-profit organization relies heavily on these groups to make the Thanksgiving food distribution possible.

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

Book club for a community of readers

Book club for a community of readers

Mableton - The Cobb County Public Library System is participating in “On the Same Page,” an initiative organized by the Little Shop of Stories in Decatur. The goal of the program is to foster a community of readers by bringing families together around the same book. This year’s book selection is “The Phantom Tollbooth,” written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer.

4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta

3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton

11:15 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, Central Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta