Things to do-July 4-July 25

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.


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.

Newnan celebrates the holiday with its traditional July 4 fireworks show and parade. The show is presented by the Newnan Rotary Club at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium, immediately following the parade. The parade rolls through the streets of Newnan at 6 p.m.

July 5

“Les Miserables, School Edition “ is tonight at The Fred in Peachtree City. The show is a production of Twilight Theatre and starts at 8 p.m. One of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, the 2013 summer stock cast includes over 75 talented youth ages 8 to 19 from throughout the Southern Crescent.
Tickets are $17, general admission and $15, students/seniors/military and can be purchased at the amphitheater box office during regular business hours. A limited number of stage-side tables (seating 6) are available by emailing Lori@TheTwilightTheatre.com. For more information, visit www.TheTwilightTheatre.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.

“Les Miserables, School Edition “ is tonight at The Fred in Peachtree City. The show is a production of Twilight Theatre and starts at 8 p.m. One of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, the 2013 summer stock cast includes over 75 talented youth ages 8 to 19 from throughout the Southern Crescent.
Tickets are $17, general admission and $15, students/seniors/military and can be purchased at the amphitheater box office during regular business hours. A limited number of stage-side tables (seating 6) are available by emailing Lori@TheTwilightTheatre.com. For more information, visit www.TheTwilightTheatre.com.

July 7

“Les Miserables, School Edition “ is tonight at The Fred in Peachtree City. The show is a production of Twilight Theatre and starts at 8 p.m. One of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, the 2013 summer stock cast includes over 75 talented youth ages 8 to 19 from throughout the Southern Crescent.
Tickets are $17, general admission and $15, students/seniors/military and can be purchased at the amphitheater box office during regular business hours. A limited number of stage-side tables (seating 6) are available by emailing Lori@TheTwilightTheatre.com. For more information, visit www.TheTwilightTheatre.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 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 - call to register.

ABWA (American Business Women’s Association/Mcintosh Chapter) meets today.. This month’s meeting will be at  the Hampton Inn in Peachtree City for a special video showing of “Makers:Women Who Make America” - How women helped shape America over the last 50 years. The meeting runs from  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are required.  Please call Maria Canon at 770/251-6865 or e-mail: cannontrvl@mindspring.com

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living’s Free Educational Alzheimer’s Support Group Classes is today at 6:30pm  at 1294 Ga.  Highway 54 west in Fayetteville.  Call Alma at 770-719-9010 for more information.

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.

Senoia Area Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on today at 7 p.m. at the society’s headquarter house/museum. Guest speaker for the evening will be Doug Mabry, Carroll County historian who will give a power point presentation on the effect the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1825 had on the nation. He has a degree in history from Mercer University and in anthropology from the University of West Georgia. He also won the state’s highest award for historic preservation. The general public is invited to attend.

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.

“Annie, Kids”  musical is today. This production is a shorter version of the original Broadway show designed for youth performers with adapted score and scenes to make it easier for younger voices and actors. The show runs about 45 minutes and audiences will delight to such songs as “Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “NYC” and, of course, the famous “Tomorrow.” Performances are at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Train Depot at 250 Lanier Ave. East in Fayetteville. Reserved tickets are only $5 and seats can be reserved by calling 770-251-7611, payment for tickets will be due at the door. Seating is very limited and making reservations is highly suggested. If seats remain at show time, they will be available at the door for $6. Refreshments will be available before and after the performances in the box office and doors open 15-minutes prior to each performance. For Online information please visit www.fcft.net/ACOFAnnie

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 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.