Things to do-Feb.12-March 22

February

February 12

For the second straight year, the McIntosh High School girls lacrosse team will be hosting MacMadness. This year’s event starts at 6 p.m. in the McIntosh football stadium when the girls kick-off their spring season with a scrimmage against Woodward Academy.The McIntosh band drum line will perform during halftime and in addition to the on-field activities, there will be a silent auction and bake sale. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults with all proceeds going to support the girls lacrosse program.


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.

Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host a Valentines Ballroom Dance with a free hour of lessons. Dance music by Peachtree Jazz Edition, lighting by DJ Bill Mitchell. Cost of dance includes an hour of Rumba lessons by instructors Frank Chafardon and Shari Gee. Beginner lesson at 7 p.m. and intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Come to either or both lessons! Dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Attire: Black tie optional. Finger foods, beverages, chocolate fountain. All dancers and dance students are welcome! Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, cha cha, tango, night club two-step, slow dance & more!  The event is at the gym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville.  Guest fee: $35 per couple, $20 per single. Information: StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Bobby Bunn at 770-584-3094 and leave a message.

PetSmart Charities is presenting its National Adoption weekend February 14, 15 and 16 and the Fayette Humane Society will be participating at the Peachtree City PetSmart store.  Adoption hours are Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment. For more information about the cats and dogs available for adoption, visit the website at www.fayettehumane.org or call 770-487-1073.  The humane society will also be participating in Best Friends “The One” national promotion, helping pets and people to find their special someone this Valentine’s Day by offering select older cats and dogs for a $14 adoption fee.

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.

The South Metro Rose Society, a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, will be holding its annual Community Rose Pruning Clinic today at 10 a.m. The rain date is February 16 at 1:00 p.m. This
event id at the rose garden in front of Heritage Bank in Fayetteville . Members of the community are invited to attend at no charge. They will gain valuable hands-on experience in rose pruning as well as answers to any rose growing questions from society members. Participants are asked to bring their own sturdy garden gloves and pruners if possible. Please call 770-632-9907 for more information.

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.

The Fayette County Historical Society will hear Fayette County Historical Society member, Angela Pendleton, speak on “I’m Dying to Get it Done,” at 3 p.m. The workshop is meant to help you with your genealogical research. Pendleton has a Bachelor of Arts with an interest in archiving. You do not have to be a member to attend. The society meets at its headquarters at the Margaret Mitchell Research Center, 195 Lee Street in Fayetteville, on the corner across from the fire station. 770-461-9270.

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 Fayette County Democratic Committee presents a Better Georgia Candidate Training today from 9 a.m-1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn Express Meeting Room at 140 East Lanier  
Ave. If you have ever thought about running for local office or helping with a local campaign, join us for this invaluable training session sponsored  
by Better Georgia and State Representative Ronnie Mabra.  This training is  designed for potential candidates, campaign managers, key campaign staff,  volunteers, and activists.  The workshop will focus on fundraising, direct  
voter contact, message delivery and more.  The training is nonpartisan, free, and includes lunch. Space is limited so don’t delay.  If interested in  registering for this event, email admin@fayettedems.org.

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.

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions is holding open auditions for their spring musical, Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.” today and Feb. 24 for performers ages seven through 21 years of age. This Disney classic features a large cast of over 30 performers and has many roles for both males and females. Auditions will consist of a simple taught dance and song and cold readings from the script. Auditions will be held at the Fayetteville Train Depot in Fayetteville, right off the square. Schedule breakdown for auditions is Sunday at 5 p.m. for ages 7 to 9 years, 6:30 p.m. for ages 10 to 13 years and February 24 for ages 14 to 21 years and then call-backs for all ages at 7 p.m. for all ages. Performances will be April 23-27 with no rehearsals over spring break. ACOF does require a production fee from all who are cast in shows. The fee for Peter Pan is $95 and covers all costumes and personal props. Fee can be covered by purchasing ads for the program or paying by check on the first rehearsal. There is a 20 percent discount for family members who are cast together.

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.

February 28

Promise Place is hosting its first ever Improv Comedy night  tonight  at 6:30 p.m. titled “Promise You’ll Laugh”. The event is at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. A professional improvisational group from Atlanta will entertain the audience with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting Promise Place. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For tickets please contact Paul Jones at 770-461-3839 ext 112  or at paul.jones@promiseplace.org. Sponsorship opportunities with advertising space included are also available through contacting Paul. Join us we look forward to laughing out loud with you at the first annual “Promise You’ll Laugh.”

March


March 4

The Flat Creek Ladies Golf Association Welcome Breakfast is today. Join a lively group of women for 18 holes of golf on Tuesdays beginning March 4 with our “Welcome Breakfast” at 9 am at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City.  Membership requirement are:
 Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) index of 40.4 or less
 Canongate membership in good standing  $35 annual dues payable to Flat Creek Ladies Golf Association (FCLGA)
Tuesday Play Days begin March 11 and end Nov. 11 with 9 a.m. shotgun starts.  You are not required to play every single play date; only play as often as you wish to play. You may still join our group anytime during our 2014 season.  We always welcome teachers for the summer months.  For further information, please contact the Flat Creek Golf Shop at 770-487-8140.  They will forward your name to our membership chairman.

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting today at The Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. but attendees are encouraged to come at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The topic for the meeting is:  “Favorite Deer-Resistant Plants.” Connie Cottingham, Publicity and Special Events Coordinator for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will talk about her favorite deer-resistant plants to add to your garden. Guests are welcome. For more info, go to www.peachtreecitygardenclub.org.

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 13

The Braelinn/Sara Harp Minter golf fundraiser is today at 9 a.m, at Whitewater Creek Country Club.Both elementary schools are co-hosting a golf fundraiser. Proceeds will go to  
The Leader in Me program that both schools wish to implement in the near   future. Leader in Me is a school wide initiative which supplements  educational curriculum by teaching children the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective  People.”
Sponsors and golfers welcome!
Contact: 770-365-5224
Visit us on Facebook:  Braelinn Sara Harp Minter or visit
www.saraharpminter.org. or www.braelinnelementary.org.

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