Things to do-Feb.27-March 29

February


February 27

“Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney is showing at the Newnan Community Theatre Company at 8 p.m. The play tells the story of the relationship between two people, troubled rich girl Melissa Gardner and the politically ambitions Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III. They are friends in childhood, and as their lives progress, they go off to different boarding schools, try their hands at romance, and go on with their lives. As in life, their paths cross again and again, and they do finally fall in love, but, again, as in life, their romance is interrupted. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282
 

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.”

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library welcome the community to the 16th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library at 7 p.m. As always, the Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge.
“Free to Be” is the unifying theme of this year’s event. The evening’s agenda includes poetry by Collin Kelly; vocal and instrumental music from such diverse artists as Gladius, Alesia Snipes Sanders, Al Guitar Breeze, Phil Frieder, and Chrystn White; storytelling and drumming by Jason Louder and company; and a little something extra to delight young and old alike. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney is showing at the Newnan Community Theatre Company at 8 p.m. The play tells the story of the relationship between two people, troubled rich girl Melissa Gardner and the politically ambitions Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III. They are friends in childhood, and as their lives progress, they go off to different boarding schools, try their hands at romance, and go on with their lives. As in life, their paths cross again and again, and they do finally fall in love, but, again, as in life, their romance is interrupted. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282


March 1

The Fayette County Republican Party first Saturday breakfast/meeting is today at its headquarters at  174 Glynn St. In Fayetteville. Continental breakfast will be available for purchase at 8:30 a.m. The meeting begins at  9 a.m. The group will have a review and discussion of Fayette County’s district voting. Public Service Commissioner Candidate
Doug Kidd and Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao state Superintendent of Education candidate will speak. She will speak on the crucial issues facing the next  state school superintendent.


Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for submitting poems to the 4th Annual Poetry Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Peachtree City Library. Prizes of $100 will be awarded in each of three categories: students in Grades 1—6; students in Grades 7—12; and adults. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in a book and will receive a copy of the book, which will also be sold on Amazon. Students may submit one poem without having to pay an entry fee; additional poems and entries by adults require a $10 entry fee. Additional rules apply, and will be sent along with the entry form. Entry forms are available at the library and on the web at www.peachtree-city.org/library

The PALS Pageant is today at 6 p.m. at 6 p.m. at Duke Auditorium at Starr’s Mill High School. The organization helps foster relationships between students with and without disabilities. Admission is free, although donations are accepted. For more information, visit www.smhaspals.webs.com.

Fayette County 4-H Camp registration is today.  Fayette County 4-H is already preparing for an awesome week of 4-H summer camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. This camp offers current 5th and 6th graders the chance to spend a week hiking, swimming, learning, playing, and having the time of their life.  Camp is at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on July 7 to 11 and the cost is $330.  Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Office in the Stonewall Complex in Fayetteville.  Space is very limited and spots are assigned first come first serve!   More information on how to register and a camp video are available at  www.ugaextension.com/fayette/4H/ under camp on the right menu, or you can call the Fayette County Extension Office at 770-305-5412, ext.7.

The Southern Crescent Chorale will make their ninth appearance at Spivey Hall at 8 p.m.  The concert entitled “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs” will feature many choral favorites including Wilberg’s “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, “Thompson’s “Alleluia,” Christiansen’s “Psalm 50” and a large number of spirituals including Moses Hogan’s “I Can Tell the World,” “We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace,” and “Wade in the Water.”  Other favorite spirituals include “My God Is A Rock,” “Ain’t Got Time to Die,” “Deep River,” and Ezekiel “Saw duh Wheel.”This concert will be presented in memory of Dr. Amy Adele Foster, gifted performer, educator and former accompanist for the Chorale.  She died on January 8th after a long battle with cancer. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and may be purchased from Spivey Hall. (www.spiveyhall.org or 678-466-4200).
For more information:  www.southerncrescentchorale.org or 770-716-1231.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City is hosting a 5K and 2K Run today. Free Breakfast. Proceeds will benefit teens attending Catholic Heart Week and Amigos for Christ. If interested go to http://holytrinityptc.org/ for more information.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital, along with Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Physicians and Piedmont Heart, will host its annual “Healthy Heart Fair” from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Piedmont Francis Way location in Sharpsburg. Participants will be able to take advantage of free health screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and glucose screenings, and they will also have the opportunity to consult with clinicians and hospital staff about disease prevention, fitness maintenance and tips to improve health and well-being. In addition, free healthy heart educational materials, fitness and cooking demonstrations will be provided by Live Better Coweta and Fayette. Registration is required for the free health screenings. To register, please call 877-527-3712.

“Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney is showing at the Newnan Community Theatre Company at 8 p.m.The play tells the story of the relationship between two people, troubled rich girl Melissa Gardner and the politically ambitions Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III. They are friends in childhood, and as their lives progress, they go off to different boarding schools, try their hands at romance, and go on with their lives. As in life, their paths cross again and again, and they do finally fall in love, but, again, as in life, their romance is interrupted. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

March 2

“Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney is showing at the Newnan Community Theatre Company at  3 p.m. and 8 p.m.The play tells the story of the relationship between two people, troubled rich girl Melissa Gardner and the politically ambitions Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III. They are friends in childhood, and as their lives progress, they go off to different boarding schools, try their hands at romance, and go on with their lives. As in life, their paths cross again and again, and they do finally fall in love, but, again, as in life, their romance is interrupted. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282


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)
 Great enthusiasm
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.

Run for the Gold is today at Oak Grove Elementary School. The warm-up begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K uns begin at 8 a.m., while the one mile walk steps off at 8:05 p.m.
All 5K run and 1-mile run/walk participants will receive a cotton T-shirt.  5K awards will be given to the top three male/female winners of each age group. Top male/female per grade level will receive awards for the one mile, as well as overall and masters. For more information, visit oges.org.

Our Genealogy Group will hold its annual All Day Workshop for Beginners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This genealogy workshop for beginners is free, but you must RSVP. Only the first 50 are guaranteed a seat. Please RSVP to ourgenealogygroup@gmail.com. They will be unable to accommodate those who do not RSVP.  The workshop will be held  at Clayton State University in room UC265 of the James M. Baker University Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The first half of the day will feature speakers. After lunch the workshop will head across the hall to the Clayton State Library to utilize the free genealogy programs offered by the University. Attendees will also learn which of the programs are available to use free at home via the University website.


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.


The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Due South, 300 Clover Reach in Peachtree City. Jason Chitwood, a campaign consultant and assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College-Fairburn, will be the guest speaker.  All interested Republicans are welcome.  For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net.


March 15

Wellspring Treasures
is celebrating  its 10 year anniversary
from noon to 3 p.m. at 116 Peachtree  East Shopping Center Eeet. Mary Frances Bowley, founder of Wellspring Living. Enjoy live entertainment with Judy Parker and Vivian Clifton. During celebration only shop storewide
and receive 15 percent off. Stay for drawings, door prizes,  gift baskets and refreshments.

The 8th Annual Newnan Jr. Service League Shamrock 5k/10k/Leprechaun Dash is today in downtown Newnan. Visit http://www.njslonline.org for paper registration form and more information or register online at www.active.com before March 12.
Email questions to: njslshamrockrun@yahoo.com or call Kristi Mundt at 404-272-0517.

March 16

Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist Church at 4957 Hwy. 34 East in Sharpsburg, will have a free community outreach health fair from 11a.m.-4p.m. featuring 20 or more exhibitors. There is something for everyone including participating in the
American Red Cross blood drive in the Family Life Center. Please make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org Free salad bar lunch will be offered.
For more information email nancale@aol.com.

March 18

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 March 18 and March 20 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. For more information, call 770-507-2500 ext.2 or www.cpyke.com.


The Fayette Master Gardeners Association will be meeting today at 11 a.m. the Fayette County Public Library. The speaker is Walter Reeves and the public is welcome to attend.

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.

March 29

The fifth annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk is today. This year’s walk will be 3.7 miles around Lake Peachtree City beginning at Drake Field. A Hollywood theme with lots of fun
and entertainment is planned. Check-in at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. and the  walk begins at 10 a.m. To sign up go to www.bc1daywalk.org
or call the local office at 770-487-4396.