Things to do-March 6-March 29

March

March 6

The MOMS Cub is sponsoring a Spirit Night at Chick Fil-A Dwarf House, 221 Banks Station today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring the kiddos out in their best princess and pirate finery to enjoy the fun! We’ll have face painting and a free throw contest! MOMS Club of Fayetteville will get a portion of the proceeds to support the Church Street Park Improvement Project,

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.

The Fayette County Band Boosters are proud to announce that the 46th annual Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant, is today and March 8. All Fayette County girls from three years of age through 12th grade are eligible to participate. This year the winner of the high school division will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and the first runner up will win a $500 scholarship. The scholarship is being donated this year by Dr. Scott T. McPherson, DDS, Peachtree City Orthodontics and Big Frog.
The winners will participate in several parades and make some public apperances during her reign. Applications will be accepted until March 3. The pageant has been a fundraiser for the Fayette County Band since 1969. Applications are available at www.missprideoffayettecounty.com.
For more information, all 770-842-3710.

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.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital will participate in an emergency management exercise today from 4 to 8 p.m. on the campus of Piedmont Fayette Hospital.
During the drill emergency personnel will respond as in a real emergency. Traffic delays can be expected in the proximity of the Piedmont Fayette campus but the exercise will not affect patient/visitor access to hospital services, access to the hospital’s main entrances or surrounding medical offices. Public access to emergency medical care will be a priority for Piedmont Fayette and first responders participating in the drill.
 
March 11

Tommy Alden will present “Camellias A to Z” today at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Extension Office.
Alden has had a life-long interest in camellias.  At an early age he began helping his father make grafts from scions obtained from Dave Strother’s collection at Massee Lane. Alden is past president of the Middle Georgia Camellia Society and is currently chairman of the American Camellia Society’s Massee Lane Garden Council. He is also an active camellia show judge.

March 12

The deadline for applications for the 29th annual Art and Music Showcase is today..  The showcase is open to all Fayette County students in grades one through 12.  Application forms and contest rules are available at your school and the Peachtree City Library.
 Over $4,000 win prizes will be awarded at the annual event, which is March 24 at 7 p.m. at The Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City. For additional information, visit the Peachtree City Kiwanis website at www.peachtreecitykiwanis.org


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.
The Business Women of Fayette and Coweta will host the Hoedown for Champions, featuring barbeque, country line dancing and a cake auction. Tickets for this Peachtree City event for adults (both men and women) are on sale now through March 7 for $30 each. Tickets and sponsorship information and easy payment through Paypal are at www.bwfcc.org.
Hoedown for Champions benefits TEAM Alliance. TEAM Alliance was founded by Peachtree City retired pastor Jane White-Stevens in order to provide support for Kingdom Champions Academy, a Christian school serving orphans and other impoverished children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The mission is to give these children education, a daily meal, hope and a future. All of the proceeds from the Hoedown for Champions will go to Kingdom Champions Academy.

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.

A “Call For Volunteers” meeting for Alzheimer’s walk  is today at 10 a.m at McIntosh Place in Peachtree City, near the Senior Services Gathering Place. If you are interested in giving back to your community by helping with the walk organization or wish to form a team to solicit donations, please come to the meeting.   Nearly $160,000 was raised last year from participants living in six counties on Atlanta’s south side. The goal for 2014 is $190,000.  For additional information visit the following website:  act.alz.org/southerncrescent or send an email to Sue Shaffer at alzwalkshaffer@aol.com.


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.

A Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Ga. Highway  54 West.  The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer. For more information, contact Lesa Merritt at Lesa.Merritt@piedmont.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.

To help the community get active and have better access to physicians, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is piloting a health and group fitness program called Walk with a Doc. The first program is today from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Drake Field, 155 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City with Karen Harris-Moore, M.D., a family medicine and primary care physician with Piedmont Physicians at Peachtree City.  Onsite registration opens at 8 a.m.  For more information or to register for Walk with a Doc, visit www.piedmont.org (search classes and events) or call 877-527-3712. Registration is required.

“Kick-Start Your Career & Finances” is today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Main Street Building in downtown Fayetteville-Regions Bank. Topics include “Career - Work and Transition” and “Finance - Balance and Strategy.” Contact Angie Peterson at 770-692-2785 today.

March 25

The Prostate Cancer Information Group meets today at  7 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor. Geetha Rao, M.D. will speak on radiation options  for treatment of prostate cancer. Men (and their partners) with concerns about prostate cancer are encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Jim O’Hara at 770-632-2898.

March 28

Griffin Choral Arts will present “A Mother’s Tears” at two performances: on March 28 and March 29. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Griffin Auditorium.  
This presentation features Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater performed with a professional orchestra and with world-premiere choreography by Mitch Flanders and the Griffin Ballet Theatre.

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.