December 2016 Around Town

Disney Live! Comes to Atlanta

Open the door to unforgettable Disney moments when Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic visits Atlanta December 17-18, 2016 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and 25 of Disney’s favorite characters will captivate the young and young at heart! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. There will be special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie to join in the fun. Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic will come to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA  30339). Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.and Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. More information:

Save The Date for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Join friends and neighbors for an exciting night of celebration at the 75th Annual Dinner at the Cobb Galleria Centre! The diamond anniversary of this event celebrates the many accomplishments of 2016 and sets the standard for a dazzling 2017. It will also honor Chamber members who have made significant contributions to make Cobb a better place.

Nearly 1,000 business and community leaders, economic development partners and elected officials will attend this black-tie optional gala. In addition, 2016 Cobb Chamber Chairman Terry Dewitt of First Landmark Bank will pass the leadership to 2017 Cobb Chamber Chairman Gary Bottoms of The Bottoms Group at this dinner. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today:

Maid Right Of Marietta Builds Small Businesses

Maid Right of Marietta brings a new home cleaning concept to Cobb and surrounding counties. Jason Wyant, Franchise Owner, is passionate about helping people create cleaning businesses of their own, with a small financial investment. Unlike their competition, Maid Right doesn’t employ hourly cleaners, but instead enables people to buy a piece of the business and operate their own unit franchise. “Helping people, who probably thought they could never own their own business, and watching them begin to make life changing money for their family is the primary reason I opened this business,” said Wyant.

With this model, Maid Right sends the same cleaning team to each home every time. In addition, they use safe, hospital-grade disinfectants; HEPA filtration backpack vacuums for cleaner floors and air; color-coded microfiber cleaning cloths to reduce cross-contamination; and their exclusive EnviroShield® whole-house disinfecting process.  Interested in a cleaning or hearing more about owning a franchise? Call 678.439.9652 or visit

Creatwood Tavern to Host Fundraiser for Covenant 
House Georgia

One of Smyrna’s newest restaurants, Creatwood Tavern in the Shops at Belmont, is hosting a gift card fundraiser for the teens at Covenant House Georgia. On December 7, 2016 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the community is invited to stop by and drop off a gift card or cash to benefit the homeless and runaway youth which Covenant House Georgia serves. Santa Claus will be there between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. so bring the kids for photos with him! Drinks and food will be available for purchase including hot chocolate and a special adult apple cider. Gift cards are requested from Wal-Mart, Target, or any fast food restaurant or mall store. Any denominations are appreciated, as is cash.

All donations will go to brighten the holidays for the teens at Covenant House Georgia, many of whom are estranged from their families and are learning to live independently. Creatwood Tavern is located at 1090 Windy Hill Rd in Smyrna.