Things to do-Jan.16-March 8

January


January 16

The McIntosh High School Drama Department presents “Chicago” today at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. To reserve tickets, please email infoatmcintoshtheatre.org, or for more information visit, mcintosh theatre.org


January 17

Martin Luther King Day Celebration is today at 8 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayette County.
Congregation B’nai Israel is hosting an event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Our guest speaker will be Lecia Brooks, Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama and Outreach Director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she also headed up the Teaching Tolerance Program.  Refreshments following.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information or reservations, contact Nadine Winter at 310-498-4579 or nadine.winter@att.net

The McIntosh High School Drama Department presents “Chicago” today at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. To reserve tickets, please email infoatmcintoshtheatre.org, or for more information visit, mcintosh theatre.org





January 19

The Fayette County Historical Society will old its annual January meeting by holding its Work Day. Members and friends will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to file, cut articles from newspapers, update its inventory records and of course, do some thorough cleaning. 770-461-9270.

The McIntosh High School Drama Department presents “Chicago” today at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. To reserve tickets, please email infoatmcintoshtheatre.org, or for more information visit, mcintosh theatre.org.

January 20


The Fayette County Branch of the NAACP in partnership with the Fayette County Board of Education will present the 14th annual parade and subsequent 14th annual commemorative program in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday holiday today.
The keynote speaker is JCarolyn Maull McKinstry.
The Fayette County Branch invites the community; churches, fraternities, sororities, organizations and businesses to participate in the parade and program.  Parade participants can secure a parade entry form or register online by accessing the branch’s website, www.fcnaacp.org.Pre-parade breakfast items will be available for a nominal fee from 8:45-10 a.m. in the Fayette County High School Parking Lot and the LaFayette Education Bldg D. The parade will start from the Fayette County High School parking lot at 10 a.m. and subsequent commemorative program will begin at 11:45 am in F. A. Sams Auditorium, 205 LaFayette Drive, Fayetteville. Post program events are tentatively scheduled and will be announced on the day of the event.



January 21

Pyke & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law will be conducting free seminars on the basics of estate planning.  These seminars will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City today and Jan. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. both days. A catered meal will be served 30 minutes before the seminars. Contact:  770-507-2500 ex.2 or www.cpyke.com.


January 22

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the King Center at  8:30 a.m.
The King Center was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King and is a living memorial dedicated to advancing the legacy of Dr. King. The King Center has a great collection of artifacts on display for everyone to see. Come see this powerful place where Dr. King’s legacy will live forever. Fee is $10 per resident; $15 per non resident. For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

January 23

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the Margaret Mitchell House from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The trip leaves from The Life Enrichment Center. Fayetteville. Join us as we go and visit a turn of the century Tudor Revival building where the beloved Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote the famous Gone With the Wind. The Margaret Mitchell House is home to the apartment in which this famous author had her inspiration and maintains the original architectural features. Afterwards we will enjoy a little twist to your usual taco with lunch at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (www.tinlizzyscantina.com – to be purchased on your own). Fee for this trip is $20. For more information, visit http://www.fayss.org/

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions has been in rehearsals a rockin’ and a rollin’ since before the holidays to bring the 1950s Fairy Tale “Doo Wop Wed Riding Hood” to the stage. This hilarious and unique take on the familiar tale of Little Red’s trip to Grannie’s house with the cookies gets a huge dose of 50’s flair in this musical gem. Hula-hoops, saddle shoes, leather jackets and poodle skits are all the rage and all the Princes of Rama-Lama-Ding Dong wish to woo Little Red Riding Hood. The show is at 7 p.m. today at the Fayette Train Depot. Opening night discount prices are only $10 by reservation and $12 at the door. All other performances are $12 by reservation and $14 at the door. To make a reservation please call 770-599-0051 or e-mail acofdirector1@gmail.com. Payment for reservation is due at the Box Office before each show. You can also access reservation and show information via the website at www.fcft.net/ACOF.

A Reader’s Theater of“Jack and the Beanstalk” for kids ages 6-8. starts today  
at Peachtree City Recreation Department. Call 770-631-2525  for more information. The theater is also Jan. 24 at Fayette County Recreation Department. Call 770-716-4320 for more information.

January 24

Friendship Craze is a class where children play games, role play, and learn skills to help them make and keep friends. The class is Fridays from Jan. 24 - March 14 (No class Feb. 14)
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Fee:   $65 per resident
Age:   7-12 years old
Location: Kiwanis Center Fayette County Parks and Recreation
770-716-4320

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions has been in rehearsals a rockin’ and a rollin’ since before the holidays to bring the 1950s Fairy Tale “Doo Wop Wed Riding Hood” to the stage. This hilarious and unique take on the familiar tale of Little Red’s trip to Grannie’s house with the cookies gets a huge dose of 50’s flair in this musical gem. Hula-hoops, saddle shoes, leather jackets and poodle skits are all the rage and all the Princes of Rama-Lama-Ding Dong wish to woo Little Red Riding Hood. The show is at 7 p.m. today at the Fayette Train Depot. All  performances are $12 by reservation and $14 at the door. To make a reservation please call 770-599-0051 or e-mail acofdirector1@gmail.com. Payment for reservation is due at the Box Office before each show. You can also access reservation and show information via the website at www.fcft.net/ACOF.


January 25

The Friends of the Library book sale is today  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Fayette County Public Library. Fayetteville.  Over 9,000 gently-read books will be available for purchase.  Prices range from  $.25 for most children’s books to $5 for books by the latest best-selling authors. More than 25 different categories of books will be available and a separate group of tables will be set up for older classics and collectables. All proceeds go to the library for a number of activities including Baby Time, Sing and Play with Stories and Fayette Kids Read. Donations are accepted at the Library anytime. For more information, please contact the Library at 770-305-5326.

Pancake Saturday is coming!  Join the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City today from 7 a.m. to 1p.m., at the McIntosh High School Cafeteria for all the pancakes you can eat. The menu also includes sausage, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Tickets are $6 per person in advance, or $7 at the door. Kids under six eat free.  Proceeds from the event benefit many community programs, including funding the DARE program for the Fayette County schools located in Peachtree City. Advance tickets can be purchased from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.  Members of the Key Clubs at McIntosh High School, Starr’s Mill High School, and Landmark Christian School will also be selling tickets, along with Boy Scout Troop 181.  Call 404-434-6556 for more information.

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions has been in rehearsals a rockin’ and a rollin’ since before the holidays to bring the 1950s Fairy Tale “Doo Wop Wed Riding Hood” to the stage. This hilarious and unique take on the familiar tale of Little Red’s trip to Grannie’s house with the cookies gets a huge dose of 50’s flair in this musical gem. Hula-hoops, saddle shoes, leather jackets and poodle skits are all the rage and all the Princes of Rama-Lama-Ding Dong wish to woo Little Red Riding Hood. The show is at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the Fayette Train Depot. All  performances are $12 by reservation and $14 at the door. To make a reservation please call 770-599-0051 or e-mail acofdirector1@gmail.com. Payment for reservation is due at the Box Office before each show. You can also access reservation and show information via the website at www.fcft.net/ACOF.



The 8th Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat is today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church at 400 Wingate Road, (at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway). The theme is “Prepare for Emergencies. Do you Know What to Do?”  Men are welcome. A delicious lunch, materials
 and prizes are included. The deadline for registration has been changed
to no later than January 20.  Check the website www.georgiawomenswellness.com for more information.

Swing to the 60s Dance Fundraiser is today at 7:30 p.m. at  theTyrone Depot.Dance to the sounds of the 50s + 60s with the renowned band Second Time Around.  Large dance floor, great music, dance demonstrations, full buffet dinner and dessert. $25 per person. Everyone’s welcome to join in, have fun and contribute to the community work done by Congregation B’nai Israel. For more info or to reserve, contact Angie Ellis at 678-817-7162 or cbiadmin@bnai-Israel.net

January 26

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions has been in rehearsals a rockin’ and a rollin’ since before the holidays to bring the 1950s Fairy Tale “Doo Wop Wed Riding Hood” to the stage. This hilarious and unique take on the familiar tale of Little Red’s trip to Grannie’s house with the cookies gets a huge dose of 50’s flair in this musical gem. Hula-hoops, saddle shoes, leather jackets and poodle skits are all the rage and all the Princes of Rama-Lama-Ding Dong wish to woo Little Red Riding Hood. The show is at 3 p.m. today at the Fayette Train Depot. All  performances are $12 by reservation and $14 at the door. To make a reservation please call 770-599-0051 or e-mail acofdirector1@gmail.com. Payment for reservation is due at the Box Office before each show. You can also access reservation and show information via the website at www.fcft.net/ACOF.



January 27

The South Metro Rose Society will meet today at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank at 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. This month’s program features David Pike, President and CEO of Witherspoon Rose Culture, one of the South’s premier rose growers since 1951. David will speak on “Five Simple Things Every Rose Needs”. This is an excellent refresher for experienced growers and a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in growing roses for the first time. Based in Durham, NC, Withersoon Rose Culture boasts a garden of over 2000 roses and is one of the country’s preeminent rose suppliers. For inspiration and a preview of David’s expertise,  please visit www.witherspoonrose.com.  As with all meetings, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more information, call 678-545-1990

January 31

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the National Civil War Museum in Columbus at 8 a.m. Come aboard and get the little known Navy’s point of view of the Civil War. We will learn things about technology, commerce, blockades, amphibious operation, and river campaigns. Come hear stories from sailors, soldiers, and civilians affected by the Navy during the Civil War. Fee is  $20 per resident; $30 per non-resident. For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

February

February 1

American Legion Fayette County Post 105 will host their 2014 Oratorical Contest, a speech contest dealing with the US Constitution at noon at the Log Cabin in Fayetteville.  High school students will each deliver two prepared speeches in competition for scholarship money and the chance to earn more.  The public is invited to attend.     Facebook: Fayette County Post 105.  http://www.americanlegionpost105ga.org

February 3

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to The Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta at 9:30 a.m.
Let’s take a trip to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Here we will find the Atlanta Feds Monetary Museum where we will hear the story of money from barter to modern times. This should be an interesting trip that will provide us insight and allow us to see things like rare coins and currency. Fee is $10 per resident; $15 per non-resident. For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

February 4

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host it’s monthly meeting today.. Kim Jackson, Agricultural and Natural Resource Agent for Fayette County, will talk about easy square foot vegetable gardening techniques. The club meets at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. Guests are welcome. Join us at 9:30 for social time and refreshments. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. For more information, go to www.peachtreecitygardenclub.org.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital and the American Red Cross will host blood drives at Piedmont Newnan Hospital today, May 2 and July 11.  All will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 2. To schedule an appointment for an upcoming blood drive at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, visit redcrossblood.org  and enter sponsor code “piedmontnewnan” or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


February 15

Father/Daughter Dance  is today from 7- 9 p.m.at Kedron Fieldhouse. Enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing, light refreshments, and wonderful memories at this annual event for daughters ages 6 – 12.  Tickets are $45 per couple, $20 per additional daughter, and $65 per non-Fayette County couple.  Register at online at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation.

March

March 8

The Metro South Regional Transition Council, an eight county collaborative (including Fayette) will host a Life After High School Conference and and Expo for students with disabilities and their families today. The event will be at the Learning Center within the Griffin Spalding School System complex at 216 South 6th Street in Griffin, GA. Website:www.msrtcconference.weebly.com

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