Cobb’s Community Emergency Response Team will hold an informational meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Cobb Police Precinct 2, 4700 Austell Road, Austell.
The CERT initial training course offers basic disaster response skills and techniques for residents to save lives and protect property when emergency services are not immediately available after a disaster.
Cobb’s Emergency Management Agency staff will hold CERT sessions this month and in August and September at Cobb Emergency Operations Center, 140 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Information: cobbcounty.org/cert. Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC
Woodstock warns of delays on Ridgewalk
Woodstock officials are warning of substantial traffic delays along Ridgewalk Parkway through Friday (weather permitting) as crews do final paving, milling and temporary striping for the widening project between I-575 and Ridge Trail.
The city urges drivers to see alternate routes.
Officials say the entire project is set for a mid-July completion, just before the scheduled opening of a nearby outlet mall. Mark Woolsey for the AJC
Child care centers can learn about nutrition
Eight workshops are planned to help operators of the state’s child care centers highlight nutrition in their classrooms. The workshops will be held from July to September in Marietta, Macon, Tifton and Savannah. The workshops are sponsored by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the National Food Service Management Institute.
Information: Bright from the Start at 404-657-1779. Nancy Badertscher
New development site approved
Decatur’s Planning Commission recommended rezoning the 7.6-acre lot on 2615 East College Ave. near the Avondale MARTA Station to mixed use, which could eventually include up to 532 apartment units. The next step is getting approval from the city commissioners.
Although there’s yet no current project or developer, this becomes the city’s fourth mixed-use site likely within two or three years of getting built. Only the 315 West Ponce project, featuring 235 apartments and scheduled to break ground next month, has submitted a building permit. Bill Banks for the AJC
Kickball league starting in Henry
The Sweet Lady Kickers Kickball League for women 21-50 is sponsored by the Commissioner Bruce Holmes Athletic Association and Henry County Parks & Recreation. Registration is from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays through June 24 at Hidden Valley Park, 100 Spraggins Memorial Parkway, Stockbridge.
Information: 678-732-5688. Monroe Roark for the AJC
Free summer food program for children
Center of Hope Ministries, located at 492 Roy Huie Road, Riverdale, will provide meals to eligible children weekdays through the summer. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Children who are part of households that receive food stamps are eligible.
Information: Tashonna Thompson at 770-807-4673. Veronica Fields Johnson
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