Things to do-Feb.6-March 22

February

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.


 Fayette County Retired Educators will meet today at 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Our program will feature a program by Evercare Hospice. The role of hospice groups is sometimes misunderstood. This is an opportunity to learn first hand what services are available. Our group is organized as a support and advocacy group for retired educators. We also keep members up to date on information from the Georgia Legislature.  All Georgia retired educators are invited to become members. As a community service organization, our meetings also serve as a drop off station for items for the Fayette Samaritans and The Honeycomb, a recycling center for supplies for present day teachers, located at LaFayette Education enter. Anyone who is a member of the Teacher’s Retirement System of Georgia will benefit from becoming a member of FCREA. Information: hiestandmm@comcast.net)

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. 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 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.

The Cupid Chase, benefiting CURE, will take place in historic, downtown Senoia today. Planned and coordinated by Mikki Lewis, event chair, and a team of dedicated volunteers, all monies raised through The Cupid Chase 5K and 1 Mile Encouragement Walk will benefit CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. Mikki and her husband, David, a local business owner, have two beautiful daughters; one of whom was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of six. To register for the event, inquire about sponsorship opportunities or find additional race information, please visitwww.thecupidchase.org, or contact Mikki Lewis at mikki@thecupidchase.org. All donations are fully tax deductible.

The Fayette County Democratic Committee will host the next Pancake and Politics Meeting today at 9 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in Fayetteville; 705 N. Jefferson Davis Road, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214.  FCDC meets every second Saturday; members, guests, and visitors are encouraged to attend.  For more information visit www.Fayettedems.org.




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

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.

February 24

The South Metro Rose Society will meet 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 Clayton Beaty, owner of Beaty Fertilizer, Inc. of Cleveland, Tennessee. Educated at Tennessee Tech, Mr. Beaty started his fertilizer business in the late 70s and in the mid 80s developed Mills Magic Rose Mix, a blend of 8 eight different organics that roses thrive on and is sold internationally. Beaty Fertilizer also carries many other types of fertilizers and gardening products. Beaty will speak to the club on a variety of topics which will include amending our soil to produce the best roses and his trip in Feb. 2013 to see the rose gardens of China. He will also introduce us to some of the latest rose growing products offered by Beaty Fertilizer. Please join us for this interesting and informative program. 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.

 

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