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Celebrate National Wellness Week in south Cobb

Celebrate National Wellness Week in south Cobb

Paper shredding, shoe donations in Cobb

Paper shredding, shoe donations in Cobb

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Keep Cobb Beautiful will hold a free paper shredding event for county residents this weekend.

Household documents will be accepted Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Piedmont Church in Marietta. The event will only take paper products -- cardboard, plastic and other such items will not be accepted.

Attendees may also bring shoes to donate. Pairs of shoes should be bound or taped together.

Visit cobbcounty.org for more information about the event.

Piedmont Church is located at 570 Piedmont Road.

Traffic improvements coming to south Cobb

Traffic improvements coming to south Cobb

MABLETON, Ga. -- Drivers in southern Cobb County will soon experience some much-needed relief on Floyd Road.

The Cobb Department of Transportation will hold ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremonies for some traffic improvements on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Both events will be at the Mable House.

The ribbon cutting is for the Floyd Road Widening Thoroughfare Improvements project, a $5.5 million initiative that widened and added sidewalks to the major Mableton street between Clay and Hicks roads.

The department's next scheduled project is Floyd Road Safety and Operational Improvements, which will span from Clay Road to Veterans Memorial Highway.

Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road. The public is invited to attend the events.

Race this Weekend: Celebrate Freedom

Race this Weekend: Celebrate Freedom

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Celebrate Freedom Festival will kick off this year's event with a 5K and 10K race in Marietta.

Both events will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at Jim R. Miller Park. Registration opens at 6 a.m., with the 10K scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. The 5K will be off and running at 7:40 a.m.

Awards will be given to the first finishers overall, the first masters finishers and the top runners in each age group. All participants will receive T-shirts, goodie bags and two tickets to Celebrate Freedom, a free Christian music festival featuring such artists as Steven Curtis Chapman, Montell Jordan and Tenth Avenue North.

The 5K costs $30 in advance, while the 10K is $35. The prices go up to $40 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K on race morning.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information and to sign up.

Free fishing rodeo at Lost Mountain Park

Free fishing rodeo at Lost Mountain Park

Cobb PARKS Natural Resource Management unit staff will host the Annual Fishing Rodeo 9-11 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at Lost Mountain Park. Four age divisions will be offered: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16. Trophies will be awarded for the most fish caught in each age group as well as the five biggest fish overall.

The event is free. Lost Mountain Park is located at 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. For more information, contact John Purcell at 770-528-8825 or john.purcell@cobbcounty.org.

Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Registration for the 2014 Cobb County Senior Games is open until Aug. 8. Events will include basketball (three point shot and free throw), billiards, bocce ball, bowling, field events, golf, pickleball, putting, swimming, table tennis and track events. Registration is $20 for Cobb residents and $25 for non-residents. Bowling has an additional fee of $5 and includes three games and shoe rental. Golf has an additional fee of $40 and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. Opening ceremony will be held Aug. 20 and closing ceremony Sept. 16. There is a $10 guest fee for each ceremony. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Cheryl James at 770-528-1447.

Race this weekend: Trinity Chapel Academy 5K

Race this weekend: Trinity Chapel Academy 5K

DALLAS, Ga. -- Trinity Chapel Academy will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The race will be Saturday, May 17 at 8 a.m. Runners will begin the race at the Tara Drummond Trailhead of the Silver Comet Trail.

Packets must be retrieved at the school, which is located at 4665 Macland Road in Powder Springs, the day before the race. Pick-up will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt and sponsor goody bag.

Visit active.com for more information and to sign up.

The Tara Drummond Trailhead is located at the intersection of Seaboard Drive and Highway 278 in Dallas.