Smyrna Business Luncheon March 5th

March 5, 2015
11:30 amto1:00 pm


Mark your calendars for Smyrna Business Association’s March luncheon, which will be held at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080 (directions). The luncheon is from 11:30 to 1:00pm on Thursday, March 5th. Cost is $12 for members who RSVP and $20 for non-members. Member pricing increases to $15 for the monthly luncheon after the Tuesday prior to the luncheon. Non-Member pricing will be in effect for RSVP’s received after registration has closed or walk-ups at the luncheon.

Dr. Robert Yancy is the speaker and Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter of SCORE. Learn how the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) can help your business. The chapter has 12 branch offices and more than 60 volunteers.

Register here

Come network with local business leaders and enjoy the topical presentation.

[where: 30080]

Time to Spring Forward March 8, 2015

March 8, 2015
2:00 am

For most Americans, daylight saving time begins in 2015 at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th, when most states spring forward and daylight saving time resumes.

The federal government doesn’t require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands won’t need to turn back their clocks this weekend.

One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is that it reportedly saves electricity.

Time zones were first used by the railroads in 1883 to standardize their schedules.

Hopefully, since we’re springing forward we can also get past this winter weather and feel more like Spring, which officially begins on March 20th. Typically, it feels a lot more like Spring much earlier than this year. But before you know it, we’ll get hit by a heat wave and complain about it being to hot rather than too cold.


Vinings Business Lunch March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015
11:30 amto1:00 pm


Vinings Business Association Luncheon

You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3rd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings!

Speaker Bonnie Ross-Parker, a.k.a. “America’s Connection Diva”, is a multi-dimensional businesswoman and entrepreneur with a background in education, franchise development, publishing, mentorship, network marketing and community development.  Bonnie is a professional speaker and author who focuses her energies on supporting women.

Xperience Connections® is an organization of entrepreneurial women, connecting through a proven system that ensures comfortable yet effective networking to foster business growth and create opportunities for referrals and friendships. Over 12,500 women have attended XC nationwide.

Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members. Lunch Program is from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Guests are always welcome.

Buffet lunch will be held at Social Vinings Restaurant at 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339 (next to QuikTrip gas station). If attending lunch, you must register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line!

You must register online at least 24 hours in advance even if you are paying at the door. This will guarantee you a seat and lunch.

[where: 30339]

2015 Upward Girls Softball and Boys Baseball

Upward Girls Softball and Boys Baseball

Spring is almost here, and we are anxious to get outdoors! It’s that time of year again!

The Upward Sports Ministry of First Baptist Church Smyrna is pleased to announce their 2015 Girls Softball and Boys baseball season. They are extremely excited about another fun and exciting sports league, and they would love to have your family participate.

• Softball is offered for K4-8th grade girls.

• Tee-ball is offered for K4-1st grade boys.

• Coach Pitch baseball is offered for 1st-4th grade boys.

In Upward Sports, Every Child Is a Winner. Their goal is to use the medium of sports to assist parents in the training and nurturing of our children. Rather than focusing on wins and losses, they focus on best effort, best sportsmanship, best skills (offense and defense) and of course, most Christ-like. By de-emphasizing winning and losing, and focusing on positive character traits and growing closer to God, they help our children grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.

This positive and purposeful approach actually improves the sports experience; enhancing the competition and generating even more excitement.

Important facts about this upcoming season include…

Practices last 1 hour on 1 night per week with a 1 hour game on Saturday. All evaluations, practices and games are at the FBC Smyrna athletic field located at 1275 Church Street, Smyrna, GA, 30080. Early registration fee is $110.00.

Evaluations will be held at the FBC Smyrna Athletic Field (The ROCK) on March 5th (6pm-8pm) and March 7th (9am-1pm). Practices begin the week of Monday, March 16, 2015. League play starts March 28 and finishes on May 17th.

Please register EARLY to help us more efficiently plan for the league. Click the link below to register online or find out more information!

They prefer online registration, so please go to

Of course, you can fill out the paper registration and mail it with payment to the church’s address printed on the registration form or bring it by the church office Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.

[where: 30080]

Smyrna Arbor Day Activities on Saturday

February 21, 2015
10:00 amto4:00 pm


Arbor Day in Georgia is Friday, February 20, but will be celebrated in Smyrna on Saturday, February 21 with two events.

The first will be at the Smyrna Community Center at 10:00 a.m. with a presentation from Georgia Forestry Commission Senior Urban Forester, Joe Burgess.  The program is titled “Tree Risk…Before and After the Storm.” He will answer your questions about trees.  The Smyrna Tree Board and Keep Smyrna Beautiful volunteers will entertain children in a nearby room wit a Tree Blocks building area, tree necklace/ornament making center, and tree coloring pages. Light refreshments will be served.  Please call 770-431-2863 to learn more and to let us know you will be attending.

At 2:00 p.m. in the Smyrna Library, Tree Board member Kate Conner will be with Library Staff for a child-friendly tree talk and a free featured movie, “The Lorax,” from the children’s book by Dr. Suess.

Please plan to join us.