Things to do–June 19-July 21

June

 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.-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.-4 p.m. at Piedmont Fayette Hospital at the 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 “OzThe Great and Powerful” is at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville. 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 on June 22. 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.

Join Ascension Rock Climbing for a two day expedition featuring guided rock climbing and a night of camping in Sandrock, Ala. Cost is $50 per person or $150 for a family of four. Two meals will be provided (optional) for an additional fee of $8 per meal.  For more information, call 678-870-1400.


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. 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.-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.

June 27

Have lunch with comedian and “Good Morning America” correspondent Anita Renfroe at the  Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity Building Better Communities luncheon
today at 11:30 a.m. at the Newnan Centre. This is the Centre’s inaugural event and tickets are $35 each or $315 for 10 tickets. To purchase your tickets, call 770-252-9049 ext 15 or email development@nchfh.org Tickets are also available at the Newnan Habitat ReStore at 150 Pine Road.

June 29

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.


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 4  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 fourth, 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 6

The Fayette County Republican Party welcomes the public to attend our first Saturday of the month at the Fayetteville IHOP. The guest speaker will be Congressman Paul Collins Broun, Jr. from Georgia’s 10th District. As always, the meet, greet and breakfast portion begins at 8:30 a.m. with the official meeting starting promptly at 9 a.m.  For more information check the web site www.fcgarp.org or contact the headquarters office at 770-716-1545.

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.


The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a hitting and base running baseball clinic today from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kiwanis Park Field No. 7. The clinic is for ages 12-14 and the deadline to register is July 5. The fee is $15 for a county resident and $22.50 for a non-county resident.
Please bring all baseball equipment; glove, bat, cleats, full baseball attire and protective equipment.Contact Daniel Waite at Fayette County Parks and Recreation at 770-716-4317.


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.
(Peachtree City registration not required), or would like to help in some other way, please email John Stern at info@johnsgolfcars.com.