Events and happenings: The Week of Jan. 30

Jan. 30—MHC's Collections Manager named Georgia Museum Professional of the Year

The Marietta History Center announced Christa McCay, MHC's Collections Manager, has been awarded Museum Professional of the Year from the Georgia Association of Museums.

McCay holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters' Degree in Heritage Preservation with an emphasis in Public History from Georgia State University. Over the past 18 years, her role has been to maintain, preserve and provide information on over 75,000 artifacts pertaining to the history of Marietta and Cobb County. She also serves as the historian for the Marietta City Cemetery.

She has served as a board member for the Georgia Association of Museums. She currently serves as the Georgia representative for the Southeastern Registrars Association and as Georgia's representative for the Awards committee of the American Association of State and Local History. She recently has been selected to serve on the Programs committee of the Southeastern Museums Conference.


Take survey for Marietta's Consolidated Plan

The City of Marietta is an Entitlement Community that receives Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a yearly basis.

Every five years, the city must develop a Consolidated Plan which serves as a planning document for the city and builds on a participatory process among citizens, organization, businesses and other stakeholders.

The Consolidated Plan helps set goals, priorities for funding and target areas within the city. CDBG funds can be used for a variety of activities, but must meet one of the following national objectives: assisting low and moderate-income households; elimination or preventing slums/blight; or responding to an urgent need.

Residents can take the survey at


Registration now open for 7th Annual Marietta Shamrock Shuffle

The Marietta Police Athletic League invites the public to create a team and register today for the Lucky 7th Annual Marietta Shamrock Shuffle 5K Walk/Run.

This Peachtree Road Race Qualifier will take place March 18 at 8 a.m. on Marietta Square. A welcome and warm-up will be at 7:30 a.m.

Early registration is available now through Feb. 5 for just $35. Onsite registration will be available starting at 7 a.m. on race day and at Packet Pick-up on March 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Hugh L. Grogan Jr. Community Center, 510 Lawrence Street in Marietta.

Proceeds will support Marietta PAL's youth academic, sports and recreation programs. Register at


Crafting Corner: Tie-Dyed Tissue Paper

The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street in Acworth, will have Crafting Corner: Tie-Dyed Tissue Paper on Jan. 31 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Participants can turn white tissue paper into brightly colored tie-dye art using simple folds and food coloring, then use this groovy paper to wrap small gifts or as a sun catcher. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit


Reclaim You: Re-entering the Workforce

The Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street in Marietta, will have Reclaim You: Re-entering the Workforce on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants can join WorkSource Cobb as they provide development resources for one to be a success in entering or re-entering the workforce. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-528-5355 or visit