Get Schooled Smyrna-Vinings Style
Here’s a rundown of upcoming seminars and classes in Smyrna-Vinings
EcoAction Factory and Green School holds an open house Saturday, Feb. 18 to introduce its program of low-cost, year-round seminars and workshops for consumers, businesses, entrepreneurs and investors. EcoAction’s “environmental school for adults” offers half-day and full-day educational sessions about water conservation, money-saving energy efficiencies and environmental makeovers for residential and commercial properties.
“The school evolved from a gap in the U.S. educational system,” said John Thompson, EcoAction’s founder. “For 50 years, society has attempted unsuccessfully to solve the environmental problem without first educating that one key segment of the populace that can make it happen. That one segment is consumers. Get them knowledgeable enough to ‘make markets’ for better alternatives to polluting technologies, products, services, processes and practices and business will have no recourse but to give the market what it demands. Teach business how to recognize the profit potential in legitimate environmental solutions and the free-enterprise system will work its magic. Advance goods and services that translate directly to pollution reduction and resource conservation on a major scale and the spiral of environmental degradation can be broken.”
The free open house begins at 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Brawner Hall. To reserve a spot, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids age six to eight can get in touch with their dramatic sides at Epidemic Theatre’s Creative Dramatics: An Actor’s Tools workshop Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Smyrna Community Center. Epidemic Theatre said the workshop teaches aspiring young actors the tools they need to develop a rewarding experience from theatre and life. Admission is $15 per student or $25 for two students from the same family. The first session begins at 9 a.m. followed by the second session at 10:30 a.m. Registration can be completed online.
Keep Smyrna Beautiful is also offering a class Saturday, Feb. 18. Learn about pruning in celebration of Arbor Day at 11 a.m. at the Smyrna Community Center. After the class enjoy a light lunch in honor of arboretum tree donors. To register for the class, call 770-431-2863.
Georgia Family Law offers a free divorce education seminar that covers topics like divorce options, financial issues during and after a divorce and the importance of forming a parenting plan Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Smyrna Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The seminar is led by collaboratively by trained family law attorneys, divorce coaches, child specialists and financial professionals.
The Cobb County School District wants your two cents. The district is giving the public the opportunity to review textbooks and materials that may be used in future Career Technical and Agricultural Education Programs. The materials are available for review. The materials may be reviewed Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the central administrative building, 514 Glover Street in Marietta.