Author: Kathy Dean

Out & About: October 2016

Education Senior Resource Fair Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Activities include fitness demonstrations, Meet and Mingle with Doc Broc, as well as bingo and door prizes. Ed Isakson Alpharetta Family YMCA, 3655 Preston Ridge Rd., Alpharetta, 30005. Visit for more info. Birds and Bird Feeding Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wild Birds Unlimited hosts the seminar and demonstrates several feeders that will entice a host of birds, like orioles, hummingbirds and bluebirds, to backyard feeding stations. Free, registration required. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, 30066. Call 770-509-4900 to learn more. Community  ...

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At the Top of His Tech

Of course, plenty of older adults have been interested and involved in computers and digital technology for a long time. Programmers, computer specialists and software designers include people of all ages. One example is Gene Rubel (pictured right.) After retiring from a successful career in business and financial management, he began to think about what to do next. “Computers have been a hobby of mine for the last 50 years,” he explained. “During that time I’ve helped hundreds of people with their computers, and once I retired, I thought maybe I could turn my hobby into a business.” That...

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Autumn Events at nearby State Parks

Along with the fabulous leaf show, area state parks also offer special events throughout the year. Here are some top picks. Go to and click on the Activities tab to get a complete list with details. Stars of Red Top & Iced Lemonade at Red Top Mountain State Park Friday, Oct. 7 & 21, 9-10:30 p.m., weather permitting. Star-gazers are encouraged to bring their equipment; binoculars will be available. Meet at the Visitors Center by 8:45 p.m. $5 parking. 770-975-0055. Fall Foliage Hike at Cloudland Canyon State Park Saturday, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5, 2-3...

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