Marietta on Spring Break

You probably don't need The 5 Things to remind you, but Spring Break for Marietta and Cobb students started today. Be careful out there!

1. Perhaps you are among those Mariettans who are so well organized and put-together that you have the full week of Spring Break figured out. You have the kids engaged all week and all events and schedules squared away.

For those who don't fit into that category (and you can probably count Marietta Patch among them), please allow us to remind you that we have a number of articles and resources to help you plan better. There's our events calender, of course. But also check out our feature and last week's columns for ideas. Any others? Let us know in the comments section below.

2. Cobb County officials this week plan to submit applications so the county can become IMAGE certified, which means the county adheres to strict federal standards in regards to its hiring process. County commissioners approved the move earlier this month to become part of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement program, also known as IMAGE.

The program would require the county to enroll in E-Verify and the Social Security Number Verification Service, follow IMAGE's best hiring practices and undergo an I-9 audit conducted by IMAGE. The program is designed to ensure that all employees working with the county are legally eligible to do so.

3. The at 3 p.m. provides free basic web mail classes. Call 770-528-2320 to register or to get information.

4. The has a full social agenda today for Cobb residents ages 55 and up. At 1:30 p.m., the center holds its Monday Movie Madness featuring Secretariat. At 4 p.m., it will sponsor its Bon Appetite "Dine Around" at the West Cobb Diner. Call 770-528-8200 for information.

5. A strange mix of odd holidays today: World Rat Day, Vitamin C Day, Victims of Violence Wholly Day, International Day for Mine Awareness and Tater Day. Find something to enjoy!


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