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Senior community to discuss how to fight winter blues

From staff reports

KENNESAW — The Sanctuary at Northstar, a senior living community by Assisted Living Concepts Inc., will present a free seminar on “How to Fight the Winter Blues” presented by Amedisys Home Healthcare and Hospice on Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The switch to the winter season comes with shorter days and less sunlight. For some, these changes can lead to the “winter blues” with symptoms such as less socializing, altered sleep patterns, and depression.

Topics will include: “What has you feeling down?” “Do winter blues come every year?” and “Fighting the winter blues to turn that frown upside down.”

Refreshments and snacks will be served, and tours of The Sanctuary at Northstar will be offered to attendees.

The Sanctuary at Northstar is located at 3250 Quick Water Landing in Kennesaw.

For more information, contact Darlene Wofford at (678) 574-6941 or email

Registration begins today for school of fine arts

Living Hope Church and Open Arms Christian Child Development have developed a School of Fine Arts to begin the week of Feb. 4. The School of Fine Arts will provide art, instrumental (cello, flute, guitar, keyboard, trumpet and violin) and vocal instruction to students ages 3 to 80-plus at $20 per 30-minute lesson. Lessons are held weekly during the day and early evening. Additional fine arts classes are offered during the summer months.

Registration for the Living Hope and Open Arms School of Fine Arts begins today. A “Greet the Instructors” Night will be presented Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Living Hope Sanctuary.

For more information, visit or call (770) 425-6726.

Kennesaw State’s Storyfest set for Thursday, Saturday

KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University is inviting the public to its KSU Storyfest on Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stillwell Theater. The event brings a unique performance by story teller, Regi Carpenter. She will tell a series of personal stories called “Where There’s Smoke There’s Dinner.” The stories reflect her upbringing in the 1950s and 60s. Carpenter mixes mirth, merriment and everyday events into muses about life, death and more. Tickets are available online at the box office.

‘Swirling Soiree’ scheduled for Friday at Mount Paran

KENNESAW — The Georgia Ballet’s 2012-2013 season finale “Swirling Soireé: An Evening of New Works, Great Finds, and Tasty Eats,” will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the Murray Arts Center at Mount Paran Christian School.

“Swirling Soireé” is a program of new dances performed by The Georgia Ballet’s professional company. Patrons can enjoy a reception and a silent auction.

This year’s soireé will be hosted by honorary chairpersons Mayor Steve Tumlin and Jean Alice Tumlin. The school is located at 1275 Stanley Road in Kennesaw.

For tickets to “Swirling Soireé,” call (770) 528-0881 or visit www georgiaballet. org.

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