Free Eye Exam and Glasses

Free eye exams and glasses for children in need; pre-registration required

“Two million children in the U.S. do not have the glasses they need to see the board, read a book or participate in class.” This is a startling statistic from the nonprofit organization Vision To Learn. It is a growing national charity offering free vision screenings, eye exams and, if necessary, glasses for children ages 5-18.

Three Cobb County public libraries are hosting upcoming mobile eye clinics. Each Vision to Learn visit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. Please note pre-registration is required.
• Thursday, May 31: South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton
For the registration form, click here
• Friday, June 1: Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta St., Building 1, Powder Springs
For the registration form, click here
• Tuesday, June 5: Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive, Marietta
For the registration form, click here

These library events will be the first Vision To Learn visits in Cobb County and at Georgia public libraries. They are part of Cobb Public Library System’s efforts to collaborate with organizations to improve educational outcomes for “cradle to career” success. Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, Vision To Learn now reaches low-income students in 12 states. VTL was launched in Georgia in 2017 through a multi-year partnership with the Atlanta Hawks Foundation. More than 1,000 Atlanta Public School students have received free glasses so far in the 2017-2018 school year.

MUST Toy Shop Registration!!

MUST Toy Shop Registration 2017

IN COBB COUNTY:
Dates Time Location
      November 7 – 10

November 14 – 17

5pm – 8pm MUST Ministries – Marietta Office

1407 Cobb Parkway NW

Marietta, GA  30060

The following documents are required to qualify for an appointment:

  • Picture ID for the parent or guardian
  • Proof of residency (October or November utility bill in your name)
  • Birth Certificate for each child
  • Current report card for all school-aged children
  • Under school-aged children will need a shot record

Additional helpful information:

  • Social Security Card, Birth Certificate or Passport for the parent or guardian
  • Household income for the last 30 days

Free Vision Screenings!

Free vision screenings at select libraries in September

Injuries from falls are a leading reason Cobb residents visit emergency rooms and vision problems are identified as a top risk factor for falling, especially for seniors. According to the CDC, the average hospital cost is more than $30,000 for a fall injury. To help our community address this, three area Lions Clubs will offer free vision screenings in September at five county libraries. The screenings are for adults and children, from six months of age. Lions Club volunteers use a screening device to detect possible vision issues that require follow-up professional care. Walk-ins are encouraged.

The free screenings will be held:

  • 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6 
    West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw
    Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club
  • 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9
    Kennesaw Library, 2250 Lewis St., Kennesaw
    North Cobb Lions Club
  • 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13
    Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive, Marietta
    South Cobb Lions Club
  • 2-4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18
    Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta Street, Building 1, Powder Springs Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club
  • 3-5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
    South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton
    South Cobb Lions Club

These events are part of Cobb County Library System’s Falls Prevention Awareness Campaign, launched in 2015 with support from Cobb Senior Services, Georgia Department of Public Health, WellStar Health System and other organizations. For more information, please visit cobbcat.org/falls-prevention.

Housing Authority Applications Open!

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA (AHA) TENANT-BASED HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (SECTION 8)

Waiting List Pre-Application OPENS from Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. EST until Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EST

 

To qualify for the Residency Preference, a Registrant must either reside, or work, or have been notified in writing that he or she has been hired to work within the official city limits of the City of Atlanta.

 

For more info go to http://ahawaitlist.org/

Summer Fun for Free or Affordable!!

Kennesaw Mountain: FREE

 

Acworth Beach/Cauble Park: playground and swimming, picnics, and fishing

 

Etowah Indian Mounds: Cartersville, GA.

 

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center:  FREE every Thursday 11:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, $7.50 adults, $5.50 children

 

Pickets Mill Battle field and historical site. Open Thurs. – Sat. 9 – 5, cost: $2.75 – $4.00

 

DAC kids Pirate Cove: indoor playground and sand pit. Prices vary

 

Sparkles roller rink: Call for prices

 

Centennial Park:

Music at noon: enjoy a picnic from home and music every Tues. and Thurs. 12:00 – 1:00pm

FREE Family Fun Days: 4th Sat. of every month, activities, workshops, performances, and more.

 

Piedmont Park: age appropriate playgrounds, sports fields, etc. FREE

 

Atlantic Station: Shopping and restaurants Galore!

 

Martin Luther King Center: Tour of birth home, church, and center – All FREE

 

Center for Puppetry Arts: Visit the permanent museum exhibit, Puppets:The Power of Wonder, and our special exhibits including Jim Henson: Puppeteer and Jim Henson: A Man & His Frog, FREE of charge every Thursday from 1-5 p.m.

 

Home Depot: Kids workshops: The first Saturday of each month: FREE

 

Underground Atlanta:  shopping and restaurants

 

Georgia State Capitol: self-guided tours

 

Grant Park: Grant Park pool – FREE swim Monday – Friday 1:00PM – 4:00PM, wonderful children’s park,

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Free self-guided tours Mon- Fri 9 – 4

 

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center The Center exhibits consequential contemporary works by local, regional, national, and international artists. General admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for children under 12, and free on Thursdays.

 

Atlanta Cyclorama See the world’s largest diorama painting that revolves around viewers as it depicts the 1864 Civil War Battle of Atlanta. Adult tickets are $7 year-round

 

Fernbank Science Center  One of the nation’s largest planetariums with nature trails and an observatory; $4 adult admission and $3 for students and seniors. The observatory by itself is free.

 

 

Horizon Theatre $10 tickets to every production’s Thursday night Preview performance. Horizon also offers Pay What You Can Night on every production’s first Sunday performance as well.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum Adult admission is $8, seniors (60+) $6, students and military are $6 with ID, 16 and Under admission is FREE. FREE parking is available. Bank of America card holders are FREE the first full weekend of each month.

 

Michael C. Carlos Museum  This museum maintains the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Americas at Emory University; $8 adult admission year-round.

 

Starlight Six Drive-In Theater Six outdoor screens show current major motion pictures year-round; $6 per person

 

Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View Travel to the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza for a revolving view of Atlanta. Tickets are $5 for adults, meal not included.

 

Center for Puppetry Arts, Museum & Special Exhibits General admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors & students, $6 for children

 

World of Coca-Cola The story of Coca-Cola is told through a fully-functioning bottling line, thrilling 4-D theater, interactive exhibits and a Taste Room with nearly 70 different products to sample; $9 youth (3-12 years old).

 

Zoo Atlanta

General admission to Zoo Atlanta gets you more than just close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. $20.99 adults, children 3-11 $15.99, 2 and under Free. Discounts are available for Senior Citizens (55+), Military Personnel (with I.D.) and Students (with I.D.) $15.99. Be sure to check out the premium package plan online.

 

Atlanta CityPass Choose eight attractions at one low price, and receive an almost-50 percent discount on the combined admission prices. CityPass booklets will be valid for nine days from the first day of use and may be purchased in advance online or at the first attraction visited. Choose from the Georgia Aquarium; New World of Coca-Cola; Zoo Atlanta; Inside CNN Atlanta; Fernbank Museum of Natural History or Atlanta Botanical Garden; High Museum of Art or Atlanta History Center. Atlanta CityPass is $69 for adults, $49.00 (Ages 3-12.) LOOK for online deals for the city pass before you buy. Search “city pass coupon.”

 

Imagine IT! The Children’s museum of Atlanta: Free admission on 2nd Tuesday of each month (Thank you Target), $12.50 adults and children, children age 2 and under are free. The museum features multiple permanent exhibits including the Fundamentally Food area where children learn about the food cycle with farm, grocery store and kitchen stations. The food learning area features a real John Deere tractor. In the Leaping into Learning section, children can try their hand at fishing, explore a tree house and even explore a forest. Other permanent exhibits feature a creativity section for interactive art and a section dedicated to tools of all shapes and sizes

 

Tellus Museum: Tellus will feature four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope will also be located at Tellus. The museum is open seven days a week, Monday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

 Cartersville, GA. Adults $12.00, Children ages 3 – 17 $8.00 If you are a Bank of America customer, you can go to the museum FREE of charge the first weekend of every month!

 

Six Flags over Georgia: Amusement Park, $49.99 general admission, 34.99 children under 48”

Usually have specials. Check online for more details

 

Six Flags White Water: Marietta, GA: Online special $29.99, regular admission $36.99, $26.99 for children under 48”. Check online for details.

 

Gone with the Wind Movie Museum. Located on Marietta Square $7.00 adults, $6.00 children.

 

Margaret Mitchell House. Atlanta, GA. Adult tickets $13.00, students 13-17 $10.00, children 4-12 $8.50, under 4 Free.

 

Atlanta History Center: The all-inclusive general admission provides access to the Atlanta History Center, including the Atlanta History Museum, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the 1860 Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan House, and 33 acres of gardens. Free and convenient parking is available! $16.50 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+ and students 13 and up $11 for youths 4 to 12, Free for Members and children under 4. FREE for Bank of America customers the first full weekend of every month!

 

Calloway Gardens: Pine Mountain, GA. Too many things to list. Please visit website for pricing and summer activities!

 

 

 

High Museum of Art Atlanta:

Tickets to the High include admission to all special exhibitions and the permanent collection. $18.00 adult, $15.00 Student, $11 (age 6-17), FREE for children 5 – under, Free for Active Military, Discount for retired military and dependents. Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card holders FREE first weekend of every month.

 

Stone Mountain Park During Saturday evenings in the spring and fall plus nightly during the summer, see the face of the mountain light up at the Lasershow Spectacular.  Park entry is only $8, ($10 on certain holiday weekends) which includes parking and access to the natural areas. Most individual attraction ticket prices are under $10 throughout the year or buy a one day pass for $27 (adults) $21 (children ages 3 – 11)

 

Wild Animal Safari: Pine Mountain, GA. One of the area’s most popular attractions, Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari, offers a unique experience. Visitors can see, touch, and feed hundreds of exotic animals – a true worldwide safari! $17.95 adults, $14.95 children, Toddlers 2 and under are free

 

MUST Toy Shop Registration!!

MUST Toy Shop Registration 2016                    

The following documents are required to qualify for an appointment:

  1. Picture ID for the parent or guardian
  2. 2. Proof of residency (October or November utility bill in your name)
  3. 3. Birth Certificate for each child
  4. 4. Current report card for all school aged children/ under school age will need a shot record

 

Additional helpful information:

* Social Security Card, & Birth Certificate or Passport for the adult

* Household income for the last 30 days

 

MUST Ministries, Marietta Location

1407 Cobb Parkway North

Marietta, GA 30062

Rear Entrance of Building

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