November 2016 Around Town

Smyrna Rotary Club Welcomes 
New Leadership

Don Parkerson Jr. D.C. is the new president of Smyrna Rotary Club. In order to stay vibrant and maintain high levels of new ideas and new energy, the club changes leadership annually. Recently, Rotary District Governor Bob Hagan was on hand to praise the outbound leadership of Club President Narayan Sengupta and his board and to swear in the new Club President Don Parkerson, Jr. and his board.

Dr. Parkerson Jr. grew up in Eastman, Georgia and makes his home in Smyrna with his wife, Julie, and their children, Sadie and Micah. He is a Chiropractor with HP Spine Center in Smyrna.

Rotary International is the world’s first service organization. It has more than 1.2 million members in over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Its members form a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.

Smyrna Rotary Club is busy lining up projects for the coming year, and is always looking for the community’s business and service leaders to get involved. Interested? Please contact Smyrna Rotary at

Dirty Dancing Comes to Cobb 
Energy Centre

“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage” is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heartpounding music played live by an eight piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

There are also a number of updates which will bring this musical to life for the audience. Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter of the film Dirty Dancing and book writer for the production says she “added 20 new original scenes, 36 numbers of live music and an eight piece band onstage, to invite the audience to come into Kellerman’s and experience the story as a live event as it happens.”

The staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film will play exclusively at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. Visit for more information.

‘Seniors Go’ Offers Door-To-Door Transportation

The Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County with Common Courtesy Rides is sponsoring door-to-door rides for members. This personal ride service picks up members from any location in Cobb County and takes them up to 15 miles for $2 per person per ride. There can be up to three people per car and there is a nominal charge for more than 15 miles. Riders are limited to two round trip rides per week and are scheduled on-demand.

Riders must be a member of the Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County. To become a member of the council, complete the application available at the front desk of each Cobb senior center or visit and complete the application online. A single membership is $12 per year; household is $15.

Riders must also register by completing the Common Courtesy Rides application available at senior centers or online at Click on the “Get a Ride” tab and complete the application. There is a one-time $10 registration fee and specify that chapter affiliation is COBB SENIOR CITIZEN COUNCIL MEMBER.

Each rider will be given a Rider ID which will be linked to their credit card or a PayPal account and be billed two times per month for rides used. Members should have cell phone or smartphone access. For non-smartphone riders, rides can be set up by calling 48 hours in advance.

Specific questions on “SENIORS GO” can be addressed to the Senior Council Delegates at each Cobb County senior center or by calling 917-374-3459.

SCANA Energy Offers Support and Discounts in Honor of Veteran’s Day

SCANA Energy, one of the largest certified natural gas providers in Georgia, is warming both the hearts and homes of military families. As a way to thank the approximately 72,000 active duty military men and women in Georgia and more than 750,000 veterans in the state, SCANA Energy offers unique military discounted rate plans for active, reserve, retired and disabled service members, veterans and their spouses or partners. New customers are eligible to receive up to $100 in bill credits with code FBHONOR. For more information on discounted rates for the military, visit

In addition, SCANA Energy has teamed up with United Military Care, Inc. (UMC), a not-for-profit agency committed to providing for and strengthening military families, and The United Service Organizations of Georgia (USO) to help Georgia’s military service members and their families in need.

To all military personnel everywhere, we thank you for your service.