Things to do-June 26-July 30

June

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.

American Legion Post 105 will conduct a Dedication Ceremony of a memorial plaque honoring Lt Robert Collins on Wednesday, today. Collins was a local soldier killed in action in 2010 while serving in Iraq.  The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Tyrone Post Office which was named for Lt. Collins in 2011. The plaque contains photographs of Lt. Collins and is intended to remind the community of his sacrifice for our country.  The public is invited.

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 28

The Princesses are returning to Fayetteville. Twilight Theatre is proud to  announce the sixth performance of The Princess Tea Party at the Historic Fayetteville Train Depot. Join this enchanting group of storybook princesses in  
an afternoon filled with magical stories and enchanting singing about living, loving and dreaming big! This show is the perfect way to make your little  
princess feel like true royalty. Each show is followed by a tea party  included in the ticket price and hosted by the Princesses.
This year’s performance is directed by Amanda McDonald of Fayetteville. Performances are today at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for children, seniors, and military; $12 for adults.  Reservations are strongly suggested for each of the shows. This  show is great for birthday parties and large groups.  To reserve tickets for  you and your princess, please e-mail:  PrincessTeaParty@TheTwilightTheatre.com.


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.

Opekuat Great Skate Across Peachtree City  is today at 11:30 a.m. at Kedron Elementary School with a departure time of 12 noon. Participants will skate to the skateboard park via golf cart paths. Estimated travel time is one hour.  At the skate park, hamburgers, hot dogs, and sodas will be served, and various fun activities are planned.  Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 participants.  Participants under 12 years old need to be accompanied by a parent, and skaters 16 years old or younger need to abide by the helmet law of Peachtree City.  Participation is limited to the first 100 who register.  All activities, everything, is free, but donations of $5 or more would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs.

The Fred will play host to two Motown legendary bands today. The Temptations and The Four Tops will perform  some of the biggest hits in Motown  history  under the stars in Peachtree City. Although the show is nearly sold out, there are still a few reserved seats available. The Temptations take the stage at 8 p.m., and The Tops perform at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 7 p.m.

The Princesses are returning to Fayetteville. Twilight Theatre is proud to  announce the sixth performance of The Princess Tea Party at the Historic Fayetteville Train Depot. Join this enchanting group of storybook princesses in  
an afternoon filled with magical stories and enchanting singing about living, loving and dreaming big! This show is the perfect way to make your little  
princess feel like true royalty. Each show is followed by a tea party included in the ticket price and hosted by the Princesses.
This year’s performance is directed by Amanda McDonald of Fayetteville. Performances are today at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for children, seniors, and military; $12 for adults.  Reservations are strongly suggested for each of the shows. This  show is great for birthday parties and large groups.  To reserve tickets for  you and your princess, please e-mail:  PrincessTeaParty@TheTwilightTheatre.com.


July

July 2

“One Hour Drummer” is today from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the The Summit Healthplex in Newnan. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy this interactive and energetic ensemble. This free class allows you to experience decreased stress, boost your immune system, feel a part of a caring community and enjoy an overall sense of well-being. Information: 770-719-5860.

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.


The Annual Let Freedom Ring ceremony is today on the grounds of the old Fayette County Courthouse. The ceremony is at 2 p.m. The short 20 minute program will honor the men who signed the Declaration of Independence with each state’s name and the names of the men from that state who signed the Declaration.
As each state and the signor’s name is read, a bell will be rung in recognition. The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will provide a color guard that will post the colors and provide a musket salute. The Button Gwinnett Society Children of the American Revolution will participate as well.You will need to bring a lawn chair for seating. For information contact Susan Sloan at 770-461-2458 or jandssloan@mindsprinng.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 9

“One Hour Drummer” is today from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the The Summit Healthplex in Newnan. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy this interactive and energetic ensemble. This free class allows you to experience decreased stress, boost your immune system, feel a part of a caring community and enjoy an overall sense of well-being. Information: 770-719-5860 .



July 10

Dick Atkins, will give a presentation and talk about what went into turning Margaret’s Anne Barnes’ book “Murder in Coweta County” into a made-for-TV movie starring Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash. The presentation is at the Coweta County Courthouse at 7 p.m.


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.

Dick Atkins will lead a discussion of “Murder in Coweta County.” After the discussion, the film will be screened. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in downtown Newnan.

Learn to Knit  is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summit Healthplex in Newnan. Knitting can be cathartic while in treatment or serve as a positive distraction. Knitting can help with neuropathy symptoms, stimulating nerves and promoting blood circulation. Bring supplies, if you have them, or another project. Call 770-719-5860 to register.

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.

 
The “Pedal for Pets” bicycle ride in Senoia is today. The ride is hosted by the Southside Cycling Club and offers four different mileage options to accomodate cyclists of all levels. Proceeds from the ride go to the H.E.L.P. Spay and Neuter Clinic of Newan. Information: www.pedalforpets.org.


Don’t miss the old-fashioned Tomato-Tasting Party at the Peachtree City Farmers Market today from 9 a.m. to noon. Down to Earth Organics Association is hosting the event and club members will be bringing cut-up samples of their favorite tomatoes, including heirlooms and newer hybrids, for attendees at the market to taste. Fayette Woman Magazine is sponsoring and donating prizes for the “Best Cherry Tomato,” “Best Heirloom Tomato,” “Best Other-than-Heirloom Tomato” and a prize for the “Biggest Tomato” by weight.


If you’d like to enter your own tomatoes in the tasting or biggest tomato contest, arrive at the Peachtree City Farmers Market no later than 8:00 a.m. Bring at least three or four tomatoes (more if cherry) of each variety you are entering in the tasting contest. Clearly label the variety, include contact information and place each variety in a separate bag. Please make sure your entries have not been sprayed with any synthetic fertilizer or pesticide. For more information, contact Mike Cunningham at 404-944-7851.

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.


“Cooking Craze Camp: Percy Jackson and the Olympians” starts today. Come cook up snacks and  meals inspired by the Percy Jackson books. July 15-19 for ages 6-9 (9 a.m. to 10  a.m.) and ages 10-14 (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) Offered through Fayette County Parks and  Recreation.  For more information call 770-716-4320 or register online at
http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm


July 16

“One Hour Drummer” is today from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the The Summit Healthplex in Newnan. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy this interactive and energetic ensemble. This free class allows you to experience decreased stress, boost your immune system, feel a part of a caring community and enjoy an overall sense of well-being. Information: 770-719-5860 - call to register.

“Tantalizing Tomato “ is today from  noon to 2 p.m. at the Summit Healthplex in Newnan.
Summer brings one of the most nutritious fruits available; tomatoes. Raw, roasted, baked or sautéed – any way you make them – they are delicious! Join Chef Nancy Waldeck and the Cancer Wellness dietitian Ellen Steinberg as we explore the versatility of this seasonal gem!
Call 770-719-5860 to register.

“Look Good, Feel Better” is today from  9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Summit Healthplex in Newnan. This program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. To register at Newnan, call 770-631-0625.


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.

July 23

“One Hour Drummer” is today from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the The Summit Healthplex in Newnan. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy this interactive and energetic ensemble. This free class allows you to experience decreased stress, boost your immune system, feel a part of a caring community and enjoy an overall sense of well-being. Information: 770-719-5860 - call to register.

Physical Activity and Cancer is today from noon to 1 p.m.  at the Summit Healthplex in Newnan. Join us for a lunch and learn where we will explore the role of exercise and activity on enhancing a cancer survivor’s lifestyle. Kurt Gillon will demonstrate exercises and provide education on simple physical activity. Light refreshments will be served, but feel free to bring a healthy brown bag lunch. Call 770-719-5860 to register.



July 25

Learn to Knit  is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summit Healthplex in Newnan. Knitting can be cathartic while in treatment or serve as a positive distraction. Knitting can help with neuropathy symptoms, stimulating nerves and promoting blood circulation. Bring supplies, if you have them, or another project. Call 770-719-5860 to register.

July 30

“One Hour Drummer” is today from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the The Summit Healthplex in Newnan. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy this interactive and energetic ensemble. This free class allows you to experience decreased stress, boost your immune system, feel a part of a caring community and enjoy an overall sense of well-being. Information: 770-719-5860.