Things to do — April 30 – May 17

April 30 — The Fayette County Extension Office is presenting a Composting 101 class at 6 p.m. Learn the basics including traditional composting and vermi-composting. You must pre-register to attend by calling 770-305-5412.

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May 2 — The Griffin Choral Arts group is performing its last concert today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Auditorium at Gordon College in Barnesville. The concert is titled “Inspired by Africa” and features Missa Kenya, along with composer Dr. Paul Basler on French horn and the Atlanta Percussion Trio. Tickets are $10. Information: 770-468-3072.

The National Association of Purchasing Management-West Ga. Affiliate meets today at the Peachtree City Library in the Floy Farr conference room. Networking starts at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and a program at 6:45 p.m. The guest speaker is Judy Suiter, founder and CEO of Competitive Edge, Inc. Cost is $20 for non-members. RSVP by Noon on April 30 to napmwestgeorgia@yahoo.com. Affiliate website: www.napm-westgeorgia.org.

A Composting 101 free class is today at 10 a.m. The class is offered by the Fayette County Extension Office. Learn the basics including traditional composting and vermi-composting. Pre-registration is required at 770-305-5412.



May 3 — “Xanadu” continues at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, ROLLS into Legacy!! Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the musical includes “hip” pop-rock favorites such as “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Xanadu.” It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired!! Ticket prices are adults $25, seniors 60 and older and students $22, and children 12 and under $15. Information: http://www.thelegacytheatre.org
 

May 4 — The Hood Avenue Primary School Reunion is today at noon for everyone who has ever worked at Hood Avenue from 1970 through 2013. Bring your favorite lunch to Hood Avenue Primary School. Come as you are or wear a Hood Avenue shirt. Bring your photos, mementos for an informal get together. Dessert will be provided. For more information call 770-487-7731 or emailhiestandmm@comcast.net.

The Coweta Writers Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ashley Park Barnes & Noble in Newnan. The speaker is Jerry Poole, who is now in the process of establishing a writing course to be added to the curriculum of the Department of Continuing Education at the Newnan Campus of the University of West Georgia. Information: schultz_forrest@yahoo.com.

The Animal Medical Clinic Pet Appreciation Day is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 405 Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City. Dress your pet in their finest costumes.

The Fayette Celebrity Dancers charity event is at Starr’s Mill Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Fayette Board of Realtors and proceeds go to six local charities. Tickets are $10. Information: FayetteCelebrityDancers.com.

The fifth annual Ultimate Car Show is from 9 a.m. to noon at SouthTowne in Newnan. The show features a D.J., food and drinks, door prizes, raffles, silent auction, 50/50 and more. Proceeds benefit local charities in Coweta and Fayette counties. Entry fee is $25 to show, $10 to display. See www.peachstatecorvette.com for registration and more details.

Two ballroom dancing classes start today at Brooks United Methodist Church. The classes last four weeks and each class is an hour and a half, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per person for the entire session, or $10 per person as a drop-in. No partner is required. The salsa is a great dance, a lot of fun, great floor appeal and can be used on cruises, class reunions or any social function where dancing is allowed. The bolero is one of the type dances which is great for a wedding dance, as it is romantic and has very smooth eye-catching moves. There will be two certified dance instructors to guide students with proper foot and styling movements. For further information, please call Brooks United Methodist Church at 770-719-7593 or James at 770-487-6771, or Charlyn at 404-401-9895 or e-mail brooksumc.com.

The Summit Family YMCA’s Club 55 is hosting a dinner party for members of the community at the Fayette Outdoor YMCA at 6 p.m. There will be a professional DJ playing the favorite hit songs of several decades. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the music while socializing with friends or dance the night away — no partner needed. The cost is $15 for members of the YMCA and $20 for non members. For more information please contact, Kelly Duncan sfyseniors@ymcaatlanta.org or 770-254-5919.

The Fayette County Master Gardener Association will conduct the annual plant sale and garden tour today. Hundreds of plants for flower and vegetable gardening as well as landscaping will be available. The plant sale will offer flowers, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, and trees, many of which are native plants, for purchase.
The sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be centered around the gazebo at the Fayette County Stonewall Government Complex in Fayetteville. In the event of rain, the sale plants will be placed under the covered walkway of the complex.
The garden tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six outstanding gardens will be featured, including the education garden at the Fayette County Stonewall Government Complex, a project operated by the Extension Service Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. The remaining five gardens are in Peachtree City.
Tickets purchased in advance are $15, or are available at any one of the gardens on the day of the tour for $20. Advance tickets are available at WildBirds Unlimited in Peachtree City; Andy’s Nursery, Town Square Jewelers, and at the plant sale in Fayetteville; or from master gardeners.
A list of the gardens on the tour is printed on the tickets. For more information, call 770-305-5153 or email fmga08@gmail.com.

“Xanadu” continues at 3 p.m and 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, ROLLS into Legacy!! Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the musical includes “hip” pop-rock favorites such as “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Xanadu.” It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired! Ticket prices are adults $25, seniors 60 and older and students $22, and children 12 and under $15. Information: http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

Spring Cleanup is today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Recycling Center. Peachtree City residents can drop off unwanted appliances, Freon removed, furniture, and other junk that the Recycling Center does not normally accept. No tires, batteries, or household garbage will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Public Works at 770-487-5183.

Coweta County’s Masterworks Chorale is presenting the Les Stills Band and music of the Big Band era featuring the Centre Masterworks Youth Chorale today at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students. The concert is at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Newnan.
 

May 5 — “Xanadu” continues at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, ROLLS into Legacy!! Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the musical includes “hip” pop-rock favorites such as “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Xanadu.” It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired! Ticket prices are adults $25, seniors 60 and older and students $22, and children 12 and under $15. Information: http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

Spring Cleanup is today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Recycling Center. Peachtree City residents can drop off unwanted appliances, Freon removed, furniture, and other junk that the Recycling Center does not normally accept. No tires, batteries, or household garbage will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Public Works at 770-487-5183.


May 7 — The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its last monthly meeting before summer break today at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center at 225 Willowbend Road. Jim Harris, owner of Yard Time in Peachtree City, will speak on “Soils and Mulch” — soil and mulch options to make your garden thrive. After the presentation, the club will enjoy a plant swap. Members and guests are asked to bring at least one plant to share and a bag or box to take home any plants you select. For more information, call 770-519-8651.


May 9 — The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet at Mimi’s Good Food in Peachtree City. Terry Garlock, Vietnam veteran and Citizen columnist, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Denise Ognio at denise@futurestaffnow.com, Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132/ ptcdebby@bellsouth.net, or visit greaterfayetterwc.org.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Auxiliary Services is holding an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The blood drives will be held in the mobile blood unit in the parking lot of 1279 Ga. Highway 54, in Fayetteville. Anyone age 17 or older who weighs at least 110 pounds and meets all the other American Red Cross requirements can make an appointment or walk-in to donate. Donors may give blood every 56 days or six times a year. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary office at 770-719-7098.


May 10 — The Fayette Middle School student and teacher talent show is at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The night features performance by the teachers and students of Fayette Middle, chorus and orchestra. a Step Team performance, Fayetteville’s own resident gospel entertainer, Vincent Lott, and much, much more. For information, email gividen.laurie@mail.fcboe.org.

“Xanadu” continues at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, ROLLS into Legacy! Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the musical includes “hip” pop-rock favorites such as “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Xanadu.” It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired! Ticket prices are adults $25, seniors 60 and older and students $22, and children 12 and under $15. Information: http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

The American Cancer Society and Piedmont Fayette Hospital will host its annual Cancer Survivor Dinner today at 5:30 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church South Campus. This Cancer Survivor Dinner is a celebration to honor the lives of Fayette County residents who have survived cancer, while offering the hope of finding a cure. The theme for this year’s event—“Cruisin’ for a Cure” offers a complimentary dinner aboard a cruise ship atmosphere to each cancer survivor attendee and his or her caregiver/guest.
All Fayette cancer survivors are invited to attend regardless of when they were diagnosed with cancer— whether recently or many years ago. Reservations can be made now through May 1 by calling 770-632-6931 or email tricia.d.dunlap@cancer.org. Invitees are encouraged to RSVP early as seating is limited.
 

May 11 — The Southern Crescent Chorale wraps up their 11th season with a fun-filled concert at the Southern Ground Amphitheater today at 8 p.m. “Hooray for Hollywood “will be an energetic concert featuring the Chorale, soloist, and band performing music from movies of old and today. The Chorale will be joined by popular Atlanta soloist Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran. Kim is currently Resident Teaching Artist for the Alliance Theatre Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists, a professional singer, actress and a certified Montessori teacher. Doors open at 7 p.m. on May 11. Concessions will be provided by Fayetteville Dwarf House and will be available for purchase or bring your own picnic to enjoy the show. Concert admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior adults age 60 and over. Advance tickets are available at the Fayetteville Main Street Office at the Courthouse, the Fayetteville Library, or at Occasionally Yours, located on the Fayetteville Square. Online tickets:www.southerncrescentchorale.org. Tickets also available at the door.

Brooks Day is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the downtown Brooks park. Rides, games, food, booths, vendors, and a home run derby are part of this year’s festival. If you would like a booth or to sponsor an event, contact Beth Holliman at 404-409-1449 or beth@voytek.com.

“Xanadu” continues at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, ROLLS into Legacy! Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the musical includes “hip” pop-rock favorites such as “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Xanadu.” It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired! Ticket prices are adults $25, seniors 60 and older and students $22, and children 12 and under $15. Information: http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.


May 12 — “Xanadu” continues at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, ROLLS into Legacy! Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the musical includes “hip” pop-rock favorites such as “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Xanadu.” It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired! Ticket prices are adults $25, seniors 60 and older and students $22, and children 12 and under $15. Information: http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.


May 13 — American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Fayetteville. The meeting begins at with a pot luck supper and business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend.

The monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Flint River Chapter No. 1435 is today. The meeting runs from 11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank in Fayetteville. All active and retired federal employees are welcome.Information contact:shirleynicklas640@yahoo.com.


May 14 — An Edible Gardening free class is today at 6 p.m. The class is provided by the Fayette County Extension Office. Did you know you can mix ornamental plants with vegetables in your landscape? Come learn how! Pre-registration is required at 770-305-5412.


May 16 — The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is teaching a “Starting a Business” workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be at the Clayton State University-Fayette site located at 100 World Drive, Suite 100 in Peachtree City. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100.

A Shade Gardening in Georgia free class is today at 6 p.m. The class is provided by the Fayette County Extension Office. Do you have lots of shade? Do you feel like you cannot grow anything because of it? Come learn about plants that will do well in partial to full shade. Pre-registration is required at 770-305-5412


May 17 — Enjoy a free seminar today from 10 a.m to noon at the Bridge Community Center at the First Baptist Church in Peachtree City. Featured speakers, Dr. Rachel Smartt, ND, who will discuss the importance of good nutrition and health and Kim Hershey, Certified Personal Trainer, who will share how exercise is necessary on a dialysis for prevention of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. RSVP by May 13 to kathrynharmsen@comcast.net or Mary Snyder at ejsnyder@gmail.com.