Things to do-Jan.30-March 22

January


January 30

“Plaza Suite” is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theater Company. The three-act play tells the stories of three different couples who successively occupy Suite 719 of the New York Plaza. To purchase tickets, visit Newnan Theatre Company’s web site at http://www.newnantheatre.org or visit the box office before or after any performance. The theatre is located in historic downtown Newnan at 24 First Avenue.


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.

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

“Plaza Suite” is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theater Company. The three-act play tells the stories of three different couples who successively occupy Suite 719 of the New York Plaza. To purchase tickets, visit Newnan Theatre Company’s web site at http://www.newnantheatre.org or visit the box office before or after any performance. The theatre is located in historic downtown Newnan at 24 First Avenue.

February

February 1

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 3 p.m. and  8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to an all-ages launch party celebrating the release of Vincent Wolf’s second children’s book, “The Boy with Hearts for Hair,” today from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. On the agenda for the afternoon are a range of activities, including a dramatic reading of the story, a family-friendly presentation on bullying, question and answer with the author/illustrator, a game of “Pin the Hearts on the Hair,” free refreshments, and a book signing. Admission is free. Copies of the book will be on sale during the program, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library, whose generous support makes this event possible.

“Plaza Suite” is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theater Company. The three-act play tells the stories of three different couples who successively occupy Suite 719 of the New York Plaza. To purchase tickets, visit Newnan Theatre Company’s web site at http://www.newnantheatre.org or visit the box office before or after any performance. The theatre is located in historic downtown Newnan at 24 First Avenue.

Coweta County Animal Control is teaming up with Coweta Animal Hospital to hold a rabies and microchip clinic today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 91 Selt Road in Newnan.Coweta County Animal Control will offer the following and only accepts cash or credit/debit cards, but not American Express:
Rabies Vaccine:  $10
Micro-chipping:  $25
Coweta Animal Hospital will offer the following and accepts cash or check only:
Heartworm Testing  $22
Heartworm Prevention
Flea and Tick Prevention
Please make sure all dogs are on leashes and cats are in carriers.
For more information please call 770-254-3735.

The Fayette County Republican Party invites you to the first Saturday breakfast in February at our new location at the Fayette County Republican Office at 174 Glynn St. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast. At  9 a.m., the featured speaker, Oleg Ivutin, takes the podium.
Ivutin comes to speak on his experiences in the former USSR, and the parallels he sees in our government today.

February 2

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

“Plaza Suite” is today at 3 p.m. and  8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theater Company. The three-act play tells the stories of three different couples who successively occupy Suite 719 of the New York Plaza. To purchase tickets, visit Newnan Theatre Company’s web site at http://www.newnantheatre.org or visit the box office before or after any performance. The theatre is located in historic downtown Newnan at 24 First Avenue.


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.

The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area today.  The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church.  The hours of the drive will be from 1 p.m. to  6:00 p.m.  Because of the growing turnout at the Senoia blood drive, the American Red Cross has indicated it will provide more personnel and materials for the upcoming function.

February 4
The Peachtree City Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. The presentation will be “Heirloom Plants for Southern Gardens.” Jo Phillips, Horticulture Manager at Hills & Dates Estate in La Grange, will discuss the heirloom plants at the Hills & Dales gardens and make recommendations on the best old-fashioned plants for your own Southern garden. Guests are welcome. Join us at 9:30 for refreshments. For more information, go to 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 6

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014

February 7
The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary will host the next Red Cross Blood Drive today from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the 1279 Building, 3rd floor, Conference Room C. To give blood, a donor must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor key pfh or call 770-719-7098.

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

Over 30 fine artists and crafters from across the state will be sharing their talents today and Feb.8 in Peachtree City. Juried members of the Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE) group will be giving demonstrations and selling stained glass, paintings, ceramics, fiber art, wood and other beautiful pieces. Art with Heart is the perfect place to pick up a unique Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other, family member or friend.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday evening. Food, beverages, music and art are on the agenda during the drop-in reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no charge to attend the reception although a voluntary donation of $5 to the church is requested. Saturday the show is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art with Heart will benefit The Children’s Village at Christian City through voluntary donations from artists and attendees and a silent art auction.  Christian City has been caring for abandoned and abused children in a family centered residential setting since 1965. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City “home.” If you would like to learn more about The Children’s Village or are interested in sponsoring a child, please call Heidi Becker at 770-703-2636 or visit http://www.christiancity.org/.

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014



February 8

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 3 p.m. and  8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

The Fayette County Faith-based Disaster Network will hold its annual conference on today at New Hope Baptist Church.
The keynote speaker will be former Adairsville City Manager Pat Cook, who will speak on the faith-based recovery effort that followed tornadoes that struck the city last year. Breakout sessions will include presentations such as praise and preparedness in your church, active shooter planning in your church, an amateur radio emergency service overview, disaster team overview, emerging threats and protecting yourself, using social media in disasters, the National Weather Service and an overview of the Ga. Emergency Management Agency.
The conference is free though an RSVP is required due to limited seating. RSVP no later than Feb. 3 if planning to attend. Conference registration begins at 8:15 a.m. on the day of the event. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be served. New Hope Baptist Church is located at 551 New Hope Road in north Fayette County.
For more information and/or to RSVP contact Pete Nelms at peten@fayettecountyga.gov.

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014

February 9

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

The American Legion Post 50 will host their Post level High School Oratorical Contest in Peachtree City at 1 p.m. The contest will be held at CAF Hangar, Falcon Field, 1200 Echo Court. This oratorical program is called “A Constitutional Speech Contest”.  Contest is free and open for the public to attend. Contact: Gary Munson, Contest Chairman @ (770) 631-4699 or email @ gpmunson@bellsouth.net.

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014


February 13

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will welcome Art Gardener, Eugene Yu, and Karen Handel, candidates for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, as guest speakers at today’s meeting.  The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at the Tyrone Depot, 847 Senoia Rd. in Tyrone. Refreshments will be provided.  All interested Republicans are welcome.  For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, at 404-376-4132 or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net.

The American Legion will host their District level High School Oratorical Contest in Peachtree City at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City. This oratorical program is called “A Constitutional Speech Contest” and will include the 1st place winners from the Post level contests held recently here in our local area. Contest is free and open for the public to attend. Contact: Arnie Geiger, District 4 Contest Chairman @ (770) 487-2128 or email geiger117@bellsouth.net

Author Victoria Wilcox will bring stories of Doc Holliday and his Georgia and Gone With the Wind connections to the Senoia Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. Wilcox is the author of Inheritance, the first book in the historical novel trilogy “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.” Wilcox will present “Gone With the Wind Goes West: The Surprising Southern Heritage of Doc Holliday,” followed by a book signing of Inheritance.

February 14

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014


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.

Join Piedmont Heart, Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital for our Healthy Heart Fair today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Piedmont Heart-Sharpsburg, 20 Francis Way, Sharpsburg, Ga 30277. Live Better Coweta and Fayette will provide fun fitness (Zumba!) and cooking demonstrations.  Registration will be required for complimentary health screenings. To register, call 877-527-3712.

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014

February 16

“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family,” is today at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre. Blending the storytelling style of the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain” with the down home humor of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” is fun and enriching entertainment for the entire family. Helping tell the family’s story on the Legacy stage will be a group of six talented actor/musicians who have spent the past few weeks delving into the music and heritage of the Carter family. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Legacy box office at 404-895-1473 or by going online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014

February 21

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014


February 22

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014.

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department presents the 2014 Miss Sandy Creek Pageant at 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased  for $10 at the door. The pageant is the most important fundraiser of the year for SCHS choral programs. Contestants will compete for prizes and scholarship money. Scoring of the pageant has three components: teacher recommendations (25 percent), an interview with the judges (50 percent), and the evening gown presentation (25 percent). The first two components are scored prior to Saturday evening’s pageant.
During the pageant, a song from SCHS’s upcoming spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” will be performed by the cast of the show. In addition, several young men from the SCHS Chorus will provide entertainment with a men’s formalwear presentation.
The SCHS Choral Department invites the community to support the school’s choral programs during an evening that celebrates some of the outstanding young women of SCHS.

February 23

“Waiting to be Invited is today at the  Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. It’s 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. For ticket information, visit www.stgplays.com/pages/plays/2013-2014

March

March 7

St. Patrick’s Ballroom Dance Ball is from  7 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Gym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Hwy. 85 South in Fayetteville. Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host this event with free hour of dance lessons.  Dance, music & lighting will be presented by DJ Bill Mitchell. Cost of dance includes an hour of Salsa lessons by instructor Sondra Chan. Beginner lesson begins at 7 p.m. and intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Come to either or both lessons! Dance from 8:00 - 10:45 p.m. Attire is St. Patrick’s or smart casual. Light refreshments will be provided. All dancers and dance students are welcome! Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, cha cha, tango, night club 2-step, slow dance & more! Location: Guest fee is $25 per couple; $15 per single. For more Information, visit StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Bobby Bunn at 770-584-3094 and leave a message.

March 8

The Metro South Regional Transition Council, an eight county collaborative (including Fayette) will host a Life After High School Conference 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.

An AARP Drivers Safety Class is today at the Powell Library on Hospital Road in Newnan.  The class will teach defensive driving techniques and may just save you a pretty penny on car insurance!  The class is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The cost of the class is $15 for AARP mbrs. and $20 for non mbrs. To register call 770-253-3625.  All attendees must bring your drivers license, AARP card if member and a brown bag lunch.

March 22

Robert J. Burch Elementary will be having its fourth annual Burch Bear Tracks today at 8 a.m. and includes Tot Trot, Mile Fun Run, and a 5K race. The primary goal for this event is to promote health and wellness through fitness as well as raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in their effort to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The secondary goal is to fund Burch’s running club in which hundreds of students participate. Entry fee is $15 per participant; registration forms can be picked up at Burch Elementary or accessed online at www.burchbears.org