Things to do-April 3-May 3

April

April 3

The Fayette County High School Chorus presents a school-wide talent show 2014 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.

The Fayette County Faith-based Disaster Network and the Fayette Humane Society will offer a free workshop on Caring for Animals in a Disaster.  The training is open to the public and will be held from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Fayetteville Public Library. For more information, call Sharon at 770-486-8225.


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.

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 4

Downtown Newnan is alive after 5 on the First Friday of every month!  During the First Friday, downtown guest will enjoy shopping after normal business hours, community entertainment and dining specials at our downtown restaurants.

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 5

Join us the first Saturday of each month for Market Days in Newnan.  The best home grown, home made or hand  made products  this side of Atlanta with over 60+ vendors!  Stroll the streets of Downtown and discover the unique products from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

Join other music lovers for Pickin’ on the Square! All musicians are invited to come down to Newnan’s Historic Courthouse Square and play.  All music genres and skill levels are welcome.  Acoustic only. The event starts at 11 a.m.

An international cat show is this weekend. The event is hosted by Southern Sophisticats at the Atlanta State Farmer’s Market Exhibition Hall in Forest Park. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $5 for children over 6. Children under 6 receive free admission.

The first Saturday breakfast/meeting of the Fayette County Republican Party is today at the group’s headquarters at 174 N. Glynn St. in Fayetteville. A continental” breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Former Ga. Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel will speak. Also meet local candidates for Board of Commissioners and Board of Education.

The 5th Annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk is today at 9 a.m. at Drake Field.  Entertainer Melody Knighton will be there to entertain as Lucille Ball and our own Lindy Link will be there singing and entertaining. This walks brings breast cancer needs to our local community. To sign up for even a larger event with even more fun, go to:www.bc1daywalk.org.

Calling all bargain hunters! Visit over 50 yard sales in one location at the 13th Annual Spring Yard Sale today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide sale will be held at the Activities House parking lot at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Shoppers at past sales have come from Norcross to Macon, Lithonia to Luthersville and everywhere in between. All vendor spots have been sold including over 14,000 square feet of booth space! Free admission and parking for all bargain hunters! For more information, call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation! This special event is expected to be held rain or shine.  However, if there is rain and safety is a factor, then we may have to cancel the event.   Rainout hotline: 770-716-4324.

The Art of Landscape Garden Club meets today from 11 a.m. to noon at 1120 Ga. Highway 85 South. Come meet Laney Riner  and discover the new perennials for 2014.

April 6

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 3 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 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, third 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.

April 10

Did you know that oral health can be an indicator of your overall health? The health of your mouth is linked to heart disease and stroke, respiratory disease, arthritis, diabetes and gastrointestinal disease. Sixty Plus at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Fayette Senior Services will present a seminar on the importance of maintaining excellent oral health as we age  today at11:30 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville, Ga. Join Dave Lee, D.M.D., for a highly informative discussion and learn about the newest trends in prevention, diagnosis and treatment for teeth, gums, implants and dentures. Breakfast provided. There is no charge for the program; however, registration is required. To register, call 770-461-0813.



“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 11

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

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.

The Fayette County Democratic Committee (FCDC) will host its next general meeting at 9 a.m.  The venue for the gathering is the Fayetteville IHOP.  The group meets at the IHOP every second Saturday of the month.  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Come out and learn what is happening in your community and your state.  For more information, visit the FCDC website, www.fayettedems.org.

Family fun day is from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Rowland Road Pavilion in Brooks. Bring your family to this festive day for a great cause to benefit two of the children of Fayette Woman art director, Heather Ward, who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), a complicated and challenging disorder. Treatments are expensive and the family fun day will help to offset costs for the children and raise awareness of this difficult disease. Tickets are $15 and include lunch and all kids’ activities, with a maximum cost of $70 per family. Children under 2 are free.  Activities include laser tag, My Reptile Guys, magician Ken Scott, face painting, and music by Line Creek Bluegrass Band. For more information, contact Heather Ward at heather@fightingpandas.com or 404-227-5341. For more information about PANS/PANDAS, go to www.fightingpansandpandas.com.

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 13

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 3 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 14

American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meet today at the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn St, Fayetteville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck supper and program/business meeting at 7:30 p.m.   April program is the 2014 Public Safety Awards presentation.   Top law enforcement and fire/EMS personnel from the seven county departments will be honored by Post 105.  Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105.  http://www.americanlegionpost105ga.org.

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living’s free educational Alzheimer’s support group class is today at 6:30 p.m. at 1294 Ga.  Highway 54 West, Fayetteville.  Call Lisa Hardy at 770-719-9010 for more information.  

April 17

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will hold their evening meeting beginning at 6:30pm at Fayette County Republican Party Headquarters, 174 Glynn Street North, Fayetteville today.  The guest speaker will be U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.  Also speaking will be Richard Woods, candidate for the Republican nomination for State School Superintendant.  All interested Republicans are welcome.  A light supper will be provided by GFRWC.   For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net.

The Fayette Humane Society will hold its semi-annual yard sale from 9 a.m  to 3 p.m. at Tack Trolley Horse & Pet Supply - Hwy 85 - Fayetteville.
All proceeds will benefit the Fayette Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization.
For more information, call 770-487-1073.

This year’s Huddleston Hustle. The Kids’ Fun Run (.5 mile) begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the Kids’ Marathon (1 mile). The 5K race will begin following both of these events. Registration is $12 for the Fun Run, $15 for the Kid’s Marathon and $20 for the 5K event. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, go to www.huddlestonelementary.org. All proceeds from this event will benefit instructional technology programs at the school. Registration by March 28 will guarantee a T-shirt. Race packets may be picked up April 18 from 3:15-6:00 p.m. in the school gym or the morning of race day.

April 19

An Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department is today, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy games such as the Moonwalk, face painting and the fishing game. The Peachtree City Fire Department will have fun safety activities along with their Education Bus and fire trucks. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and for children ages 2 through 11. The Easter Egg Hunt is at Shakerag Park on McIntosh Trail/Kelly Dr. near the Amphitheater.  Bring your own Easter basket or decorate your own Easter bag.  Please no pets. For additional information call Nancy at 770-301-7588 or e-mail her at smile2day216@bellsouth.net.

Join other music lovers for Pickin’ on the Square! All musicians are invited to come down to Newnan’s Historic Courthouse Square and play.  All music genres and skill levels are welcome.  Acoustic only. The event starts at 11 a.m.

April 24

The spring Taste of Newnan is today from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for downtown’s most popular event. Coweta restaurants and caterers show off their best eats.

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.

The Fayette County Board of Realtors in partnership with Rachel’s Dance Connection is excited to announce the second annual “Fayette Celebrity Dancers” charity benefit today at Starr’s Mill High School.  Show time is 7p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Celebrity Dancers represent a wide array of Fayette County businesses, industries and arenas.  All are volunteering their time and talents to partner with Rachel’s experienced dancers for an unforgettable show.  Ten couples are already hard at work practicing weekly to learn their dance routines and show off their ability to captivate an audience.
How can you be a part of it?  You may to go to the website, www.FayetteCelebrityDancers.com and vote for your favorite couple.  One dollar or more per vote or just donate to the event.  Your pledge and donation will determine the People’s Choice award.  Tickets are available at the website ($15 in advance or $20 at the door), through any of the dancers or at the Fayette County Board of Realtors.

Senoia’s citywide yard sale is today. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Historical Society on Couch Street with coffee and doughnuts.

May 3

The Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is sponsoring an easy 3-hour bicycle tour of historic Senoia for bicyclists of all ages and abilities.  The tour is great for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, and the sites where such films and TV episodes have been shot. The tour starts at 9 a.m. It will begin and end at the SAHS Headquarters/Museum at 6 Couch Street in Senoia, where riders will have the opportunity to view a brief history of the town and images of some of Senoia’s key citizens and structures from the past, then ride through the Senoia Historic District, making stops in front of homes and churches. Recommended donations are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 13.  All proceeds benefit the Senoia Area Historical Society.  Donations are tax deductible.  Helmets are required.  Due to frequent stops, walkable cycling shoes are recommended.
 

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