God's Employment Network Meets at Library
The outreach from the First Baptist and First Presbyterian churches of Douglasville partner with community leaders.
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God's Employment Network Helps in Job Search
Deal: Do you need job search ideas? Help writing a resume and learning how to interview? A support group of people, like yourself, looking for employment? Strategies to manage the stress that comes with career change?
God's Employment Network (GEN) is an outreach of the First Baptist and First Presbyterian churches of Douglasville, partnering with community leaders. Those attending do not have to belong to any church. This support group is not an employment agency.
Free online services also are offered. They include resume review, one-on-one coaching, how-to guides and training, job search course and prayer. Also, job postings are listed on the site.
When: 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., first and third Mondays
Where: Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive, Douglasville
Sign Up Early for Coupon Class
Deal: The University of Georgia-Cobb Extension staff will host a coupon-clipping class next week, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Participants are invited to bring their lunches and learn some tricks to save big on groceries and personal items.
When: 12 to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 20
Where: University of Georgia-Cobb Extension Office, 678 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200, Marietta
Clarkdale United Methodist Church Offers HOBO Supper
Deal: The best meal in town just might be found on the second Thursdays of each month at nearby Clarkdale United Methodist Church. The HOBO Supper is a church fundraiser led by the church's United Methodist Women's group.
The supper includes pinto beans, butter beans, blackeyed peas, creamed potatoes, cole slaw, corn bread, iced tea and a table spread full of homemade desserts. "This fundraiser supper has been a local favorite for years; and we know that, once you experience it, you won't want to miss it," according to the church's website.
For $6, you can eat all you want or take a plate to go.
When: 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday (and second Thursdays except December)
Where: Fellowship Hall, Clarkdale United Methodist Church, 5061 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Clarkdale
Semi-Annual Library Book Sale at Cobb's Jim Miller Park
Deal: More than 100,000 items will be available for purchase at Cobb's Jim Miller Park this weekend. Prices start at 50 cents.
Volunteers from the Friends of Cobb Public Library System ask the public to recycle gently used books by donating them to local libraries. These donations support the ongoing and special book sales.
The book sales raise money for the library system's existing book budget, which has been reduced by 17 percent in the past 12 months. Some donated items also are added to the library's collection.
Items in high demand include popular fiction titles and children's books. They may be dropped off at any library location, and all donations are tax deductible.
The Friends of Cobb Public Library hosts two large semi-annual book sales and several special book sales throughout the year and just began an ongoing sale at most library locations. These book sales have raised almost $80,000 in the past year, but continued success is dependent upon donations.
When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Exhibit Halls A and B, Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta
Cost: Free admission
Learn About Affordable Houses at Free Block Party
Deal: The Douglas County Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) has affordable houses. NSP offers up to $25,000 in down payment assistance, including $4,000 towards closing costs that are forgivable over 10 years.
Mortgage lenders will be on site as well as one-on-one credit counseling. Free refreshments will be offered by Johnny's New York Style Pizza and ColdStone Creamery ice cream. There also will be door prizes.
This program is sponsored by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Planning and Zoning Department.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday
Where: 1234 Daniell Springs Road, Daniell Springs Subdivision off Cave Springs Road, Douglasville
Cost: Free admission
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