Photographer with autism to speak at Right in Community awards
by Sally Litchfield
January 07, 2014 10:30 PM | 1481 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Scott MacQuarrie, an award-winning photographer from Canada, will speak at the Right in the Community Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Mansour Center in Marietta. Right in the Community provides information and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families locally. The event honors those who have made a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The Mansour Center is at 995 Roswell St., Marietta.

Although MacQuarrie is an outstanding photographer, he battles autism. Undiagnosed until he was 46 years old, MacQuarrie developed his own coping mechanism for autism that he will share with attendees.

For more event information, email director@rightinthecommunity.org.

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The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University will present free Career Training Expo on Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The Winter 2014 Career Training Expo will serve as an open house where prospective students can learn about the college’s 50-plus professional certificate programs such as culinary, medical assisting, social media marketing, Android app development, Web design and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Certified career coach John Long will also lead sessions on interviewing and personal branding to further assist in career enhancement. Attendees can enter to win an iPad mini, use registration discounts, and learn about payment plans.

The event is the first step toward a new career, re-entering the workforce, or strengthening a current position with several information sessions available covering multiple industries.

The event will be at KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.

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Marietta Players, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta presents “The Song of the Winter” from today through Jan. 26. Set in the 1980s in north Georgia, a husband and wife have built a wonderful life for their five daughters in the mountains. After tragedy strikes, the sisters take extreme measures to keep their family together. Their faith and inspiring songs will remind you of the well-known production centering around the Sanders Family.

Tickets are $15. For show times and other information, visit mariettaplayers.com.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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