Things to do-March 20-April 26

March

March 20

“August: Osage County,”is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The play portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide.
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 21

The Fayette County Chorus presents “That 70s Variety Show.”
 Don’t miss it! The show is bigger and better than ever! Please come to
 Sam’s Auditorium on March 21 or 22 at 7:30 p.m.- or March 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Let us take you “back in the day” for some fun, funk, disco, rock- and much more!

“August: Osage County,”is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The play portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide.
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 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.

New Hope Baptist Church of Fayetteville invites you to “Come Together’, a musical
celebration, at 6pm.
Hosted by Canton Jones, this night of gospel music will feature Yolanda Adams, Wess Morgan, Vicki Yohe, Darwin Hobbs and the New Hope Choir and Orchestra.
 General admission tickets are $25 and are available at the website: www.cometogetherconcert.org and after Sunday worship services.
There will be a love offering benefiting Wellspring Living, whose mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls. For more information, you can call the church music office at 770-460-4838.
New Hope Baptist Church North Campus is located at 551 New Hope Rd. in  Fayetteville.

An AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held today at the Goodwill Service Center located at 228 Bullsboro Dr. in Newnan.  The class will teach defensive driving techniques and may save you $$$ on your car insurance!!!. Class times are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  To register call 678 423-3562, ext.102.  All attendees please bring your drivers license, AARP card if mbr. and a brown bag lunch.

Step Into Spring  a luncheon and fashion show is today at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. The show is being held to raise awareness and funding for the Youth Advisory Board for Family Patterns Matter.  Join us in stepping into spring with new fashions by Ann Taylor and the Loft. Hosted by Family Patterns Matter, money raised will go to the programs designed by the youth advisory board to  address issues of bullying, drug use, and low self-worth plaguing their peers. Presenting sponsors are Flat Creek Country Club and Cannongate Golf.
 Please visit www.familypatternsmatter.org and go to fashion show to get information and purchase tickets. Tickets are $350 for a table of 10, or $42 for an individual.

Today at 12:30 p.m., the “Terrific Turtles” program will continue in the lower level of the Peachtree City Library. The program includes live turtles, a live videoconference with the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center, and live experts who “talk turtle.” Attendance is limited to 50 people, grades 4—12. Because of this limit, we ask that parents not attend. The program will last about two hours. Tickets are free but required. Tickets are available at https://terrific-turtles.eventbrite.com.

Boy Scout Pine Straw Sale is today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Oak Grove Elementary.  Boy Scout Troop 279 (Holy Trinity Church) will hold holding their sixth pine straw fundraiser.  Pick up bales of pine straw priced at $3.75 each, or have them delivered to a Peachtree City (or nearby) address for $4.50 each.  Limited bales available – please reserve yours at committeechair@troop279.org or 770-632-6056.

“August: Osage County,”is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The play portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

The Sixth Annual Tiger Run Car Show is today at Fayette County High School Tiger Stadium. The event is open to the public from noon to 3:30 p.m. and offers door prizes, concessions, and other activities.  Admission is free. Anyone wishing to enter a vehicle should contact Sherry Van de Motter at 770-402-3447.

March 23

“August: Osage County,”is today at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The play portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide.
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 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.

Friends of the Fayette County Public Library cordially invite members and friends to its annual meeting today. It will be at 7 p.m. at the Fayette County Library on Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville.
Speaker for the occasion will be Victoria Wilcox, who will be presenting “Gone With The Wind Goes West,” with stories of Fayette County’s links to “Gone With The Wind” and Western legend, “Doc” Holliday.
Refreshments will be served as well as special door prices given and all are invited to attend.


March 26

“Last Will and Embezzlement” starring Mickey Rooney will be shown  at 6 p.m. at NCG Theater at 55 Fischer Road, Sharpsburg. The film is a documentary on elder abuse giving first-hand accounts from real life victims and is intended to help the community detect, report and prevent elder abuse. Following the film, there will be a panel of experts to lead a discussion. Admission is free. The event has been accredited by the National Association of Social Worker’s Georgia Chapter for 2.5 CEU credits. Contact tlanierelderlaw@mindspring.com for more information.

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.

J. C. Booth Middle School Drama will present “The Music Man, Jr.” at McIntosh High School Auditorium  today at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at Booth Middle School, at the door, or from a cast member.
Master showman Harold Hill is in town, and he’s got “76 trombones” in tow. Based on the timeless Broadway classic,the show adapts this musical for young performers. The result is a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town talking.

Come join the Fayette County Republican Party for family night spaghett dinner in the newly renovated Fayette Event Center, located at 174 N. Glynn St. in Fayetteville.  The evening is hosted by the Fayette County Republican Party with “fantastico” spaghetti, bread, and desserts. Entertainment will also be provided all for $10 per person with a maximum for families of $40. Our guest speaker is Governor Nathan Deal. Governor Deal will be dining with us and saying a few words from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. We encourage you to purchase your tickets ASAP as they are going fast. To purchase limited seating tickets we have PayPal. Please go to the web site myfayettegop.org to purchase online Tickets can be attained through The Fayette County Republican Party Office by contacting 770-716-1545.  To assure your seats, please act now. Contact Cherie Werginz for more information at cwerginz@gmail.com or by phone 770- 460-8708.

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.


J. C. Booth Middle School Drama will present “The Music Man, Jr.” at McIntosh High School Auditorium  today at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at Booth Middle School, at the door, or from a cast member.
Master showman Harold Hill is in town, and he’s got “76 trombones” in tow. Based on the timeless Broadway classic,the show adapts this musical for young performers. The result is a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town talking.

J.ust C.olor Booth Fun Run is today at 9:30 a.m., at Heritage Christian Church, located at 2130 Redwine Rd.). This 2K/4K non-timed run will route participants through five “color stations” where they will be showered with colored powder from head to toe. Fun for the whole family. More information at http://jcboothpto.wix.com/justcolorboothrun. Registration $20 in advance, $25 on race day.

The Southern Crescent Chorale under the direction of Janice Folsom is proud to present the tenth annual Benefit Concert today at 7 p.m. at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.  The concert will benefit The Joseph Sams School. The Landmark Christian School and Sandy Creek High School choirs will join the SCC for an evening of outstanding choral music. The Landmark High School Choir under the direction of Don Johnson and the Sandy Creek High School Choir under the direction of Craig Robertson are both outstanding ensembles and the Southern Crescent Chorale will be honored to share the stage with them for this occasion. For more information:  www.southerncrescentchorale.org or 770-716-1231

March 30

J. C. Booth Middle School Drama will present “The Music Man, Jr.” at McIntosh High School Auditorium  today at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at Booth Middle School, at the door, or from a cast member.
Master showman Harold Hill is in town, and he’s got “76 trombones” in tow. Based on the timeless Broadway classic,the show adapts this musical for young performers. The result is a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town talking.

April

April 1

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. Lynn Mock, owner/landscape designer of The Greenery in Griffin will speak on “Successful Design Tips and Tricks for the Landscape,” sharing her 40 years of experience on enhancing your outside space.  Guests are welcome. For more information, go to www.peachtreecitygardenclub.org.


St. Christopher’s Greek Pastry Sale order deadline is today for pickup April 11-12.  Featured items include handmade Tiropita (cheese filo triangles) - $10 per dozen, Spanakopita (spinach, onion, cheese filo triangles) - $10 per dozen, Tsoureki (gorgeous braided Easter bread) - $10 per loaf, and Koulouria (twisted cookies with or without sesame) - $8 per dozen.  All proceeds benefit St Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Philoptochos Society’s local and national charities. Order forms available at http://www.saintchristopherhoc.org/media/LadiesPhiloptochosSociety_Sprin...

April 3

The Fayette County High School Chorus presents a school-wide talent show 2014
April 3rd at 7 p.m. at Sam’s Auditorium
Come out and see step teams, crazy teacher acts, and fabulous acts by our multi-talented students! Don’t miss it! Cost is $5 at the door.


Fayette County Retired Educators, an advocacy and information sharing group for all teacher retirees, meets today at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m.in the Family Life Center (gym). The featured speaker is State Senator Ronnie Chance. Join us as we learn about the recent legislative session and discuss legislative procedures and issues concerning retirees. Contact us at www.fayettegaretirededucators.org or hiestandmm@comcast.net.


April 12

Ladies on Spokes will have its annual Spring Spin Off at 9 a.m. All levels of riders can participate at PrimePoint Garden,1205 Ga. Highway 92 South in Fayetteville.
Hear about our ladies cycling club. Join in on a group ride to Lake Horton. For more information, email  sbarnette@ladiesonspokes.com. or call 832-221-4940.

Paws for a Purpose
Dog walk and Canine 5k run is today. This event is for the dogs! The sixth annual charity dog walk and run features your dog, your family, pet adoptions, contests, local vendors and more. For additional information and race registration please go to:
http://www.fayettedaybreak.org For questions or additional information contact: Carol Stallings at 770- 487-9399, or e-mail: casb125@numail.org

April 26

The sights and sounds of The Greatest Generation will come alive when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the eleventh annual “WWII Heritage Days” April 26-27. The history festival will be held at The Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.The weekend will again feature historic aircraft, antique cars, vintage military vehicles, guest speakers, education displays, demonstrations by reenactors portraying Allied and Axis troops, and activities for school age kids.  Highlights include an opening ceremony recognizing local WWII veterans and a 1940’s hangar dance.
The theme of the 2014 opening ceremony, Honoring The Women of The Greatest Generation, will pay tribute to women who served in the military and on the Home Front.  Activities begin at 9:30am with a patriotic music program performed by Bombshells United. Suggested donation for “WWII Heritage Days” is $5, Children 5 and under free.  “WWII Heritage Days” will be held rain or shine. Please no pets. Tickets for “Keep ‘em Flying” are $50 before April 21st, $60 at the door.  Reserved tables and group discounts available.  All ticket sales final.  For more information, please visit www.wwiidays.org or call 678-364-1110.
 

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