Things to do–June 12-July 21

June

June 12

County Administrator Steve Rapson, the Fayette County Public Library  and Friends of the Fayette County Public Library will present  the first annual  “Fayette: Face to Face”, a public forum for  discussion and networking to promote resource sharing throughout the community. The 27 departments of the Fayette County Government will be present to engage the community in questions and answers. The event is at the Fayette County Public Library meeting room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please attend to learn what all of the departments are doing to connect with you.

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions Presents the “Fantastic Adventure” tonight at 7 p.m.The show is an epic story of imagination, mysterious places, outrageous creatures and a boys journey to save a distant world! Fun for the entire family! Tickets are $10 online. The show is at the Fayetteville Depot. Information and tickets at www.fcft.net/ACOFNES or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/378292 or call 770-599-0051.

A softball skills camp is today for girls age 8-16. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. at Meade Field. The camp fee is $75. Pre-register at All Star Baseball and Softball at 770-631-3303, 135 Huddleston Road or at Meade Field.

June 13

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Highgrove Subdivision Club House, 170 Meeting House Road in Fayetteville.  Dan Colwell, Interim Superintendent of Fayette County Schools, will be the guest speaker.  All Republican women are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, ptcdebby@bellsouth.net or 404-376-4132, Denise Ognio,denise@futurestaffnow.com, or view our website greaterfayetterwc.org

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.

Come enjoy a free beginner ballroom dance lesson and couples dance hosted by the Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange at the LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange.  The beginner dance lesson is at 7 p.m. and the dance is from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Visitor couples are welcome and the fee is $20 per couple for the dance.  Dress is smart casual.  Enjoy swing, slow dancing, waltz, foxtrot, polka, electric slide and more!  For more information call 706-402-2557.

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions Presents the “Fantastic Adventure” tonight at 7 p.m. The show is an epic story of imagination, mysterious places, outrageous creatures and a boys journey to save a distant world! Fun for the entire family! Tickets are $12 online, $14 at the door.The show is at the Fayetteville Depot.
Information and tickets at www.fcft.net/ACOFNES or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/378292 or call 770-599-0051.

Summer Wined Up is today from 5 p.m.  to 9 p.m. in downtown Newnan. Stroll the streets and sample wines as you stop in and visit with our downtown merchants. This is an event that you don’t want to miss. Tickets will be availble for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Information: mainstreetnewnan.com

June 15

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions Presents the “Fantastic Adventure” tonight at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show is an epic story of imagination, mysterious places, outrageous creatures and a boys journey to save a distant world! Fun for the entire family! Tickets are $12 online $14 at the door.The show is at the Fayetteville Depot. Information and tickets at www.fcft.net/ACOFNES or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/378292 or call 770-599-0051.

Fayette Market Day and “Andy Buffington Car Show” is today. The market is from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. and the car show runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both events are at Heritage Park at the “Lane Brown Gazebo” and Stonewall Government Complex.

The Spinners perform at Southern Ground Amphitheater. The opening act starts at  8 p.m and the main show starts at 9 p.m.

Pickin’ on the Square is today in downtown Newnan from 11 a.m. until... 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.

Victoria Wilcox, author of the award-winning novel “Inheritance” will sign copies of her book at Omega Book Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “Inheritance” is the first book in the historical fiction trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday,” and was named one of the “best new books of the season” by the Great Southeast Book Festival.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 770-487-3977 to reserve a copy of the book.

The Senoia Downtown Development Authority and Southern Ground are co-sponsoring a street festival in downtown Senoia today.  There will be live music, festival food, and a children’s activity area.  Bands will begin performing at 2 p.m. and the live music will continue through the day. Main Street will be closed to traffic, but downtown stores and restaurants will all be open.

The fourth annual Inman Antique Truck show at Minter’s Farm in Inman is today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The farm is on Ga. Highway 92 South on Hill’s Bridge Road. For more information on Saturday’s show, visit Mintersfarm.com or call 770-461-2840.


The Fayette County Democratic Committee presents its Health Care Reform  Issues Conference, Decoding the Affordable Care Act today at 10 a.m. in the Fayette County Library.  Do you wonder how the Affordable  
Care Act will impact you?  Will everyone be required to buy insurance?  What  is the Health Insurance Marketplace?  Join us for a non-partisan expert panel discussion to separate health care facts from fiction.  This is your  opportunity to get the answers to your questions.  This event is sponsored by  
State Representative Ronnie Mabra, District 63

June 16

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions Presents the “Fantastic Adventure” tonight at 3 p.m. The show is an epic story of imagination, mysterious places, outrageous creatures and a boys journey to save a distant world! Fun for the entire family! Tickets are $12 online $14 at the door.The show is at the Fayetteville Depot.
Information and tickets at www.fcft.net/ACOFNES or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/378292 or call 770-599-0051.

June 17

Teen CERT Camp for ages 13 to 17 starts today from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  This is the Teen version of the Community Emergency Response Team program that teaches basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, and team organization.  Free program, limited class size.  More information and registration applications at www.cert-ptc.com through June 7.

The “Hobbit” will be shown as a part of the summer teen program at 2 p.m. the Fayette County Public Library.

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.

The Fayette County Branch of the NAACP invites the community and especially  native Texans to its third annual Juneteenth celebration and commemoration at the Fayette County Library  at 6:30 p.m. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

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.

“Hospital Stays: How to Prepare and What to Expect,” is today  from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Piedmont Fayette Hospital at west entrance on the ground floor in the dining conference room. The seminar is presented by Piedmont Fayette’s Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways and excellent information. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 770-461-0813 to register.  Whatever circumstances bring you to a hospital stay; you can be better prepared and well-informed to help ensure you have the best experience possible. Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s panel of experts offer a highly informative program on everything you need to know about being in a healthcare environment. Learn practical tips that include what to bring to the hospital, how to have a successful transition from hospital to home, what documents to have in place and when you should come to the emergency room. Sponsored by Somerby of Peachtree City and Mrs. Adele Andrews.

A book discussion on the“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison is today at 7 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library. The book was published in 1952 and won the National Book Award. Held at the Fayette County Public Library.

June 21

Free Family “Moovie Night” featuring “OZ The Great and Powerful” is at the Southern Ground Amphitheater
Gates open at 7 p.m. Movie starts at sunset. The event is sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

The historical artifact version of “Antique Roadshows” is coming to Indian Springs today. Members of the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society will be on hand to identify and date Indian artifacts from all periods and historic artifact from the earliest days of Georgia’s settlement. Several noted experts from across Georgia will be on hand to identify and record Clovis, Dalton and other early projectile points. In addition to the  artifact identification, artifact collections, flintknapping demonstrations, primitive weapons & friction fire demonstrations  will also take place. For more information please contact W.J. Shannon at 770-361-7185 or visit www.buttscountyhistoricalsociety.org.

June 22

A public demonstration of emergency Communications is today in Senoia. Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. Fayette and Coweta “hams” will join with thousands of other Amateur Radio operators showing their emergency capabilities. On the weekend of June 22-23, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Fayette and Coweta ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about as hams across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.
This annual event is called “Field Day. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will set up in Merrimac Lakes Park in the city of Senoia They will be operating from June 22 at 2 p.m. until Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s event.

June 26

It’s movie night at the Fayette County Public Library. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m.
and concerns an exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are holding a propagation workshop, “Propagating Shrubs and Plants from Softwood Cuttings” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Coweta County Extension Greenhouse located just inside the Coweta County Fairgrounds next to the Horse Arena, at 275 Pine Road in Newnan.

July

July 4

Peachtree City’s parade honoring Peachtree City’s Vietnam Veterans is today at 9 a.m. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the last combat troops leaving Vietnam in 1973, Peachtree City’s July 4th Parade this year features a special tribute to our Vietnam veterans.  If you have a Vietnam Veteran in your family and would like to enter a decorated golf cart for them to ride in on the 4th, please note that this is for a Vietnam Veteran when you register.  All carts for Vietnam Veterans will be grouped together at the start of the parade. If you are a Peachtree City resident who served in Vietnam and do not have a cart available but would like to participate, please email info@peachtree-city.org. If you have a red, white, or blue golf cart you would be willing to lend for this event (Peachtree City registration not required), or would like to help in some other way, please email John Stern at info@johnsgolfcars.com.

July 8

A book discussion is today at 11 a.m. at the Fayette County Public Library. The discussion is about “A Welcome Grave” by Michael Koryta. It is about a private investigator who finds himself in the crosshairs of police investigations in two states.

July 11

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.

July 12

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.

July 13

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.

July 14

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.

July 18

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.

July 19

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.


July 20

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.

July 21

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. “Smoke on the Mountain” is one of the most produced shows worldwide.  It tells the story of the Sanders Family who are returning to the “gospel circuit” at a Saturday Night Sing in June 1938.  The cast sings and plays many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, autoharp, piano and harmonica.  The event is sponsored by Southern Crescent Chorale and tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at www.southerncrescentchorale.org.
 

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