Things to do — May 8-June 20

May

May 8 — “Wait until Dark” is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theater Guild in Fairburn. The play tells the story about a cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talking his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make reservations, visit www.STGplays.com or call 770-969-0956.

May 9 — The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet at Mimi’s Good Food in Peachttree City. Terry Garlock, Vietnam veteran and Citizen contributor will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Denise Ognio at denise@futurestaffnow.com, Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or 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 drive 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. Invitees are encouraged to RSVP early as seating is limited.

Wait until Dark” is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theater Guild in Fairburn. The play tells the story about a cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talking his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make reservations, visit www.STGplays.com or call 770-969-0956.

May 11 — “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

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

Casting director Cynthia Fritts Stillwell is holding an open casting call today from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. at The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in downtown Carrollton.
Stillwell is a casting director, producer, arts consultant, writer, performer and teacher based in New York City and now opening offices in Atlanta, Macon, & Savannah. The casting call is for film, television, theatre and voice over work. Fee is $25. The fee will cover initial registration and first six months in the Cynthia Stillwell Casting database.

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.

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 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. to 12:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank in Fayetteville. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. Information contact: shirleynicklas640@yahoo.com

Spivey Hall Children’s Choir is holding auditions for its 2013-2014 season today. Artistic director Dr. Martha Shaw, founder of the choir, is looking for young singers, boys and girls, ages 10-13.
Those wishing to audition must register in advance. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Carol Abarr, general manager of Spivey Hall Children’s Choir, at 770-946-9072 or sing@spiveyhallchildrenschoir.org.

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 15 — The Fayette County Public Library launches a new series of free film screenings for adults, set to run through August today at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to “Dig into Documentaries” all summer long, with a selection of eight films covering a wide variety of true-to-life topics. The goal of the film series is to educate, entertain and enlighten, and the lineup is a potpourri of titles designed to offer something for everyone. Free popcorn and lemonade will be available for audience members to enjoy, courtesy of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Fayette Camp #79 meets at 7 p.m. at the Fayette County Historical Society, 195 Lee St, Fayetteville. Meetings generally involve discussions of local historical events. Visitors are welcome.

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.

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 dailybasis for prevention of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. RSVP by May 13 to kathrynharmsen@comcast.net or Mary Snyder at ejsnyder@gmail.com.

“Wait until Dark” is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theater Guild in Fairburn. The play tells the story about a cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talking his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make reservations, visit www.STGplays.com or call 770-969-0956.

May 18 — 45th Annual Fayette Fine Art Show is today from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Don’t miss Fayetteville’s largest tourism event! Various artists from around the country will exhibit their work on the Old Courthouse Square. This juried fine art show is an Atlanta favorite. Come to buy or simply admire. Come participate in the free community monster mural located in the kids art tent. Call Patsy Gullett at 770-461-4978 for more information.

The Living History Exhibit is today at the Holliday-Dorsey Fife Museum in Fayetteville from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. Step back in time to see demonstrations of life in the 1800s. Call 770-716-5332 for more information.

“Rumble for Kids,” motorcycle ride is today. The ride will start at 9250 Hutcheson Ferry Road in Palmetto. The one-hour ride will wind through the picturesque back roads of South Fulton, Coweta, Carroll and Douglas counties. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the ride beginning at 11 a.m. Registration fee is $25 for a single rider and $35 for a rider with a passenger. Lunch will be served and is included in registration fee. For more information or to preregister you can call 770-463-3800.

The 28th annual rose show presented by the South Metro Rose Society is today at the Church of Christ at 870 Redwine Road. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses into competition. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site by 9:30 a.m. on May 18 for judging. The show is free to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph the exhibited roses. Hundreds of roses and rose arrangements will be displayed. Rose bouquets will be sold and there will be an Information Table where questions will be answered by ARS Consulting Rosarians. Items to be raffled include a 24k gold-dipped rose from R. DuBose Jewelers, miniature and large rose bushes, rose care products such as Barnel pruners, and more.

The Brooks Bears football team will conduct registration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Brooks Bears Football field in Brooks. Information: 678-409-0682

Join residents for a FREE outdoor movie, “Wreck it Ralph,” on a giant 36-foot screen at Drake Field in Peachtree City.The movie begins at dusk and is open to the public. Concessions available until halfway through the film, but feel free to bring your picnic baskets, blankets and coolers. Arrive early to enjoy the pre-show festivities! Please be mindful of city ordinances.

The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library summer book sale is today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library located at 1821 Heritage Park Way in Fayetteville. For more information and to find out how to become a Friend’s member, you may find us at www.ffcpl.org, Like us on Facebook at www.fb.com/fotfcpl and follow us at www.twitter.com/ffcpl or email us at friendsfcpl@yahoo.com.

“Wait until Dark” is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theater Guild in Fairburn. The play tells the story about a cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talking his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make reservations, visit www.STGplays.com or call 770-969-0956.

May 19 — 45th annual Fayette Fine Art Show is today from noon to 5 p.m. Don’t miss Fayetteville’s largest tourism event! Various artists from around the country will exhibit their work on the Old Courthouse Square. This juried fine art show is an Atlanta favorite. Come to buy or simply admire. Come participate in the free community monster mural located in the kids art tent. Call Patsy Gullett at 770-461-4978 for more information.

The Living History Exhibit is today at the Holliday-Dorsey Fife Museum in Fayetteville from noon.-5 p.m. Step back in time to see demonstrations of life in the 1800s. Call 770-716-5332 for more information.

The 12th annual Taste of Fayette is today from noon to 5 p.m. at Stonewall Village in downtown Fayetteville. Don’t miss this popular event showcasing Fayette’s finest restaurants! Sample up a taste from 50 cents to $3 while enjoying live entertainment on the stage. Learn about other local businesses and enjoy our Kids Corner with face painting, rides and much more! Call 770-719-4173 for more information.

The 28th annual rose show presented by the South Metro Rose Society is today at the Church of Christ at 870 Redwine Road. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses into competition. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site by 9:30 a.m. on May 18th for judging. The show is free to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph the exhibited roses. Hundreds of roses and rose arrangements will be displayed. Rose bouquets will be sold and there will be an information table where questions will be answered by ARS Consulting Rosarians. Items to be raffled include a 24k gold-dipped rose from R. DuBose Jewelers, miniature and large rose bushes, rose care products such as Barnel pruners, and more.

“Wait until Dark” is today at 2:30- p.m. at the Southside Theater Guild in Fairburn. The play tells the story about a cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talking his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make reservations, visit www.STGplays.com or call 770-969-0956.

A sorority rush information session is today at 1 p.m. at the Phi Mu headquarters at 400 Westpark Drive in Peachtree City. Girls planning to join a sorority in college or considering it are invited to attend. Parents welcome. There will also be a fashion show. There is no cost to attend but please go to www.ascapa.org for pre-event details.

May 21 — A Vegetable Pests: Diseases and Insects. free class is today at 6 p.m. The class is offered by the Fayette County Extension Office. What is that on my vegetable plant? Come learn about common disease and insects of vegetables in Georgia and how to identify them. Pre-registration is required at 770-305-5412

May 25 — PTC Combat Fitness will hold an Anti Bullying Seminar from 10:30 a.m. to noon today. The cost of the seminar is free to the public and members alike. The seminar will be for children and teens from the ages from 4 to 18. The seminar is designed to teach children and young adults to be confident, aware, and protected in potentially dangerous situations. Please call to reserve your space today at 770-487-1000.

May 27 — A traditional Memorial Day ceremony is at 11 a.m. at the Fayetteville City Cemetery. American flags will decorate the graves of veterans buried there. All Fayette County citizens are invited to attend. Bring lawn chairs. In event of rain, ceremony will be held at American Legion Log Cabin, next to Fayetteville Fire Station. Event sponsored by Fayette County Post 105.

May 31 — The Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host its 10th anniversary ballroom Dance with a FREE one-hour lesson from 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Dance music & lighting by DJ Bill Mitchell. Cost of dance includes one-hour West Coast Swing lesson from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. by instructor Frank Chafardon. Attire is smart casual. Light refreshments provided. All dancers and dance students are welcome! Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, cha cha, tango, night club two step and more! The location is the g—ym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville. The guest fee is $25 per couple/$15 per single at the door. Information: StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Diane at 770-461-2369 and leave a message.

June

June 1 — Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Hudson Family Foundation are hosting the Goliath Mud Challenge starting at 8:30 a.m. today at 411 Palmetto Road in Tyrone. -The event features filthy fun waves ever half hour until noon and a special kids challenge at 10:45 a.m. All proceeds go to the Fayette Youth Protection Home. To register visit, www.active.come

June 3 — Starr’s Mill Football Camp is today from 9 a.m to noon at Panther Stadium. The camp is for players in Grades two through eight. The camp will include: QB play/RB play/lineman skills/linebacker and defensive back skills. Proper mechanics and speed enhancing drills will be taught. Camp will be instructed by all varsity football coaches. Participants will be divided into small groups to increase the improvement opportunities. Participants should bring cleats, sneakers and water. The cost is $80/player if registered by May 31 and $90/player for walk up registration. To register, fill out the form provided on The Community School website at www.fayettecs.org. Participants can either mail a money order or cashiers check to The Fayette Community School. Or, pay in person with cash or credit card between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays. Once school is out for summer, please view their website for new office hours. They do not accept checks. If you have questions about payment, please call their office at 770-460-3990, ext. 470. No refunds once camp has begun.

June 4 — Starr’s Mill Football Camp is today from 9 a.m to noon at Panther Stadium. The camp is for players in Grades two through eight. The camp will include: QB play/RB play/lineman skills/linebacker and defensive back skills. Proper mechanics and speed enhancing drills will be taught.
Camp will be instructed by all varsity football coaches. Participants will be divided into small groups to increase the improvement opportunities. Participants should bring cleats, sneakers and water. The cost is $80/player if registered by May 31 and $90/player for walk up registration. To register, fill out the form provided on The Community School website at www.fayettecs.org.
Participants can either mail a money order or cashiers check to The Fayette Community School. Or, pay in person with cash or credit card between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays. Once school is out for summer, please view their website for new office hours. They do not accept checks. If you have questions about payment, please call their office at 770-460-3990, ext. 470. No refunds once camp has begun.

June 5 — Starr’s Mill Football Camp is today from 9 a.m to noon at Panther Stadium. The camp is for players in Grades two through eight. The camp will include: QB play/RB play/lineman skills/linebacker and defensive back skills.
Proper mechanics and speed enhancing drills will be taught. Camp will be instructed by all varsity football coaches. Participants will be divided into small groups to increase the improvement opportunities. Participants should bring cleats, sneakers and water. The cost is $80/player if registered by May 31 and $90/player for walk up registration. To register, fill out the form provided on The Community School website at www.fayettecs.org. Participants can either mail a money order or cashiers check to The Fayette Community School. Or, pay in person with cash or credit card between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays. Once school is out for summer, please view their website for new office hours. They do not accept checks. If you have questions about payment, please call their office at 770-460-3990, ext. 470. No refunds once camp has begun.

June 6 — Starr’s Mill Football Camp is today from 9 a.m to noon at Panther Stadium. The camp is for players in Grades two through eight. The camp will include: QB play/RB play/lineman skills/linebacker and defensive back skills. Proper mechanics and speed enhancing drills will be taught. Camp will be instructed by all varsity football coaches. Participants will be divided into small groups to increase the improvement opportunities. Participants should bring cleats, sneakers and water. The cost is $80/player if registered by May 31 and $90/player for walk up registration. To register, fill out the form provided on The Community School website at www.fayettecs.org. Participants can either mail a money order or cashiers check to The Fayette Community School. Or, pay in person with cash or credit card between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays. Once school is out for summer, please view their website for new office hours. They do not accept checks. If you have questions about payment, please call their office at 770-460-3990, ext. 470. No refunds once camp has begun.

June 14 — Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host a Hawaiian Luau Ballroom Dance with a FREE hour of lessons today at the gym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville. Cost of dance includes Cha Cha lesson by instructors Shari Gee & Frank Chafardon. Beginner lesson at 7 p.m.and intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Come to either or both lessons! Dance from 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Attire is Hawaiian or resort casual. Light refreshments provided. All dancers and dance students are welcome! The guest fee is $25 per couple/$15 per single at the door. Information: StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Bobby at 770-584-3094 and leave a message.

June 18 — Starr’s Mill’s summer youth baskerball camp is today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Starr’s Mill gym. Campers will learn fundamentals, play games, compete against each other, and learn from Starr’s Mill players. The $75 Cost includes a T-shirt, snacks, and SMHS gear giveaways. Information: ratliff.shane@mail.fcboe.org. Register with the Community School, 770-460-3990 ext. 470.

June 19 — Starr’s Mill’s summer youth baskerball camp is today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Starr’s Mill gym. Campers will learn fundamentals, play games, compete against each other, and learn from Starr’s Mill players. The $75 Cost includes a T-shirt, snacks, and SMHS gear giveaways. Information: ratliff.shane@mail.fcboe.org. Register with the Community School, 770-460-3990 ext. 470.

June 20 — Starr’s Mill’s summer youth baskerball camp is today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Starr’s Mill gym. Campers will learn fundamentals, play games, compete against each other, and learn from Starr’s Mill players. The $75 Cost includes a T-shirt, snacks, and SMHS gear giveaways. Information: ratliff.shane@mail.fcboe.org. Register with the Community School, 770-460-3990 ext. 470.
 

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