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It's Saturday Smyrna-Vinings Style

The weekend's here and there's plenty to do.

It’s looking to be a very mild Saturday with some sun and a forecast high near 60 degrees. What’s on your Saturday planner?

Several volunteer groups were dispersed throughout the Jonquil City this morning to help clean up neighborhoods coinciding with Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Mile program.

Along Atlanta Road near , members of Boy Scout Troop 88 were busy by 9 a.m. picking up litter. Among those participating included Scoutmaster Jim Simpson, Andre Lovas, James Lovas, Doug Smith, Zach Smith and Michael Ehme.

Smyrna Heights neighbors were seen cleaning up along Concord Road between South Cobb Drive and Atlanta Rd., while members of the Smyrna Rotary Club were gathering up trash along Windy Hill Road between Atlanta Rd. and Village Parkway.

The Smyrna Rotary Club had a lot of fun,'' said Rotarian Narayan Sengupta. "(We) ended the morning with eight mostly full garbage bags, a grocery cart, one football, and a carrying case for a CPR manequin. The nice thing about doing this in a group is getting to chat with your friends most of the way. In fact, you hardly notice that you're working. What is especially marvelous is that led by Ann Kirk and Virginia Davis, Keep Smyrna Beautiful routinely places in the top five such programs not only in the state of Georgia, but nationally. This means we have a lot to be proud of as Smyrna citizens. I'm glad that we get to participate in such a program to help our wonderful city."

And don’t forget, Keep Smyrna Beautiful now has a box for donation and recycling of old clothing and shoes at the Smyrna Community Center.  

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In nearby East Cobb, a pair of free events begin this morning. AAA East Cobb will have an Open House from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. devoted to driver safety and vacation planning. The AAA location is at 4101 Roswell Road, in the Providence Square Shopping Center. For information call 770-565-5700.

And with Groundhog Day set for this coming Thursday, Lakeshore Learning at 4287 Roswell Road is inviting kids and parents to stop by between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to make your own Groundhog Puppet. What do you think, will he see his shadow? See here for more information.

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Love chili? Saturday’s your chance to sample many varieties in the company of neighbors and friends at the 's Annual Chili Cook-Off. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and there will be other special surprises.

This free event will be form 2-4 p.m. at Legion Post 160 in Smyrna. Call 770-436-2501 for more information.

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Maybe you’re in a shopping mood. Don’t forget to sign up for the Vinings Jubilee newsletter for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate good at Vinings Jubilee merchant.

In Smyrna, it’s hard to go wrong with shopping at on Concord Road. To celebrate their customers helping TOMS put shoes on more than 2,000 children’s feet, Heart & Sole is giving away a pair of TOMS. Just post a pictureon their Facebook page of you in your favorite TOMS (feet shots allowed) and include a personal TOMS story or just your thoughts about this amazing company. The Heart & Sole staff will pick a winner on Tuesday.

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Finally, tonight is the Rev’d Up Comedy Jam at in Smyrna. Come see top local and professional comics perform and compete for cash and prices and your vote counts. Proceeds from the event will help kids with cancer through CURE Childhood Cancer.

The event, which will also feature live music, begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $8 at the door. See here for more information.

Erik Fernald January 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
The Smyrna Optimist Club was in full force today!! We had one of our largest turnouts to clean South Cobb Drive with 11 members helping keep Smyrna clean.
Hunt Archbold January 29, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Great to hear (and see, thanks for submitting pics) of Smyrna folks cleaning up along South Cobb and Concord. That's great community involvement and support!

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