Things to do-July 18-August 17

 

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.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.


Local writers will take their turn at the microphone at 7 p.m. at The Georgia Shrimp Co. and Murph’s Bar in Peachtree City. The reading is a culmination of the first True Story! Writers Workshop held at Peachtree City Library July 13. led by Kate Sweeney, co-founder of the popular True Story! reading series. True Story! readings have been held bi-monthly at Kavarna in Decatur since 2009, where rogue writers and nervy journalists have shared true tales along with actual artifacts.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services presents Get Fresh! Farm-fresh eating…it’s easy, fun and better for you. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (includes lunch) at the Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center in  Fayetteville.The event is free. Pre-registration is rquired. Seating is limited. Please call 770-461---0813 to register.


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.


Misty  Mountain model railroad trip is today in Blairsville at 9 a.m. The largest privately owned O-gauge railroad in the country, Misty Mountain Model Railroad consists of a 3,000 square foot area on which 14 O-gauge Lionel trains travel on a mile of track over 12 bridges and 4 trestles and through 15 tunnels. Layout of the journey provides you with a fantasy adventure through the sights and cities in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Course Code: S 13289. Tickets are $20 per resident; $30 per non-resident. To register for this trip, call 770-716-4320 or visit  www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks and recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

“All Shook Up”, a show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley is today at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth night, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl (with big dreams), from somewhere in the middle of a square state…in the middle of a square decade…and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. For ticket reservations, visit http://www.stgplays.com/pages/reservations.html.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

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.

Where the Action is Tour is today at 8 p.m. at The Fred Amphitheater in  Peachtree City. Where the Action Is Tour takes you back to the 1960s to the free, fun-loving time when Paul Revere and The Raiders appeared weekly on their own original TV show. The tour features Paul Revere and the Raiders, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, The Association and Mitch Ryder. Take a trip down memory lane while you enjoy four legendary artists performing all of their greatest hits. Hit songs include: “Kicks”, “Good Thing”, “Hungry”, “Him or Me”, “Baby Love”, “Stop in the Name of Love”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “Love Child”, “Windy”, “Cherish”, “Everything that Touches You:”, “Never My Love”, “Along Comes Mary”, “Devil With a Blue Dress On”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”. Tickets range from $40 to $55. Gates open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 770-631-0630 or visit www. amphitheater.org.

Fayette Market Day is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Park, Fayetteville at the Lane Brown Gazebo.

“All Shook Up”, a show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley is today at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth night, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl (with big dreams), from somewhere in the middle of a square state…in the middle of a square decade…and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. For ticket reservations, visit http://www.stgplays.com/pages/reservations.html.

Award winning local author Victoria Wilcox will revisit the place where her story began when the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum hosts a book signing today from 10 a.m. to noon.  Wilcox was founding director of Fayetteville’s 1855 house museum, where she discovered the untold story of the young life of Western legend Doc Holliday, whose uncle was the original owner of the antebellum mansion. Wilcox’s work with the house restoration led to eighteen years of research and made her a nationally recognized expert and speaker on the life of Doc Holliday and inspired her novel trilogy.  “Inheritance “was released in May by Knox Robinson Publishing, with book two of the saga “Gone West” coming May of 2014 and book three “The Last Decision” coming May of 2015.  The three books cover the life of the Georgia born dentist-turned-gambler from his youth during the Civil War to the OK Corral gunfight in Arizona where he made his fame and his last days in the Colorado mountains.  “Inheritance,” begins in 1862 in Fayetteville, and features scenes set in the historic Fayetteville Cemetery and the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House itself.
The museum will have copies of Inheritance available in the gift shop on the day of the signing.  The book is also available at Omega Books in Peachtree City, at Barnes and Noble in Newnan, and at Amazon and other online retailers.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at  3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

The Georgia Museum of Art will present “Furry, Fluffy, Felt Fun, a Just My Imagination” workshop at the Carnegie Library  in Newnan at 10 a.m.  The program is free and recommended for families with children ages 6 to 14.  The two-hour workshop introduces felting by offering participants the opportunity to learn the basic steps to making authentic felt.  Athens artist and teacher Toni Carlucci will demonstrate the process of felt-making where participants use sheep’s fleece to create their own felt projects.  Please call
770-683-1347 for reservations.

The Spina Bifida Association of GA (SBAG) is hosting a Picnic in Fayetteville at Kiwanis Park, 980 Redwine Road in  Fayetteville, from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.  This event is to raise awareness of the SBAG’s Walk-N-Roll on October 6 at Georgia Tech’s Campus.  Everyone is welcome. We have lots of fun planned for the day.  Call or email us to let us know that you are coming.  770-939-1044 or Sbag@spinabifidaga.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.

 “All Shook Up”, a show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley is today at 2:30 p.m. at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth night, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl (with big dreams), from somewhere in the middle of a square state…in the middle of a square decade…and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. For ticket reservations, visit http://www.stgplays.com/pages/reservations.html.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at  3 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

Grace for Children Foster Care is recruiting for new foster parents.  Homes are needed for children ages birth – 18 years old and especially for sibling groups and teenagers.  An informational meeting is today at 6 p.m and every Monday for the month of August.  Please contact Ashlie Hale for details at 770-460-6652 or by email at ahale@gbchfm.org.  Grace for Children Foster Care is a division of Fayette Youth Protection Homes and is administered by Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.

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.

The next blood drive at Fayetteville First UMC is today from 8 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. If you are not aware, blood donations are down.  There is a shortage of blood products in our area.  We are in need of donors for our blood drive.  If you can donate, we have openings starting at 9 a.m.  
No donors will be accepted after 12:55 p.m. For more information, contact Thomas Webb  at webbthomasw@gmail.com.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

The Fayette County Issues Tea Party (FCITP) is host ing Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb at its monthly meeting  today at
7 p.m. at the Whitewater Creek amenities center, 125 Birkdale Drive in Fayetteville.
Sheriff Babb will provide an overview of crime, law enforcement, and will
respond to audience questions. The free meeting is open to the public.

July 24

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at  7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.



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.

A tour of the Fox Theatre is today from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come learn about the remarkable history behind The Fox Theatre. This is your chance to get out of the audience and go behind the scenes of The Fabulous Fox. This hour long guided tour will showcase ten locations throughout the theatre. Walk the very same halls as Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and more! Afterwards, you’ll have lunch at one of Atlanta’s famous hot spots, The Varsity (to be purchased on your own). Lots of walking will be required during the tour. To register for this trip, call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks and recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

Movies in the Park at The Avenue  is tonight at 7 p.m. at The Avenue in Peachtree City.  Come enjoy the family-friendly movie “Rise of the Guardians,” along with interactive music and children’s activities. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Blankets only please. For more information, visit www.peachtreecity.shoptheavenue.com.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.


July 26

“All Shook Up”, a show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley is today at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth night, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl (with big dreams), from somewhere in the middle of a square state…in the middle of a square decade…and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. For ticket reservations, visit http://www.stgplays.com/pages/reservations.html.


Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

July 27

The Guess Who is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville. Canadian rockers The Guess Who will energize the crowd with their version of classic hits from the late 60s and 70s. Hits will include memorable songs like “American Woman”, “These Eyes”, and “No Sugar Tonight.” Tickets range from $20 (lawn) to $400 (tables). For more information, call 770-719-4173 or visit www.SouthernGroundAmp.com.

“All Shook Up”, a show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley is today at 8 p.m. at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth night, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl (with big dreams), from somewhere in the middle of a square state…in the middle of a square decade…and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. For ticket reservations, visit http://www.stgplays.com/pages/reservations.html.

The “Hope for Ethan 5K”is today at 7:30 a.m. at Living Proof Church in Tyrone. The event, which includes a concert by country music artist Greg Craft, is designed to help bring awareness to an incurable disease called Anencephaly and to help parents Nick and Lauren Bishop to meet expenses related to the incurable disease that claimed Ethan’s life just 21 minutes after he was born on June 19. Pre-registration is $20 and registration the day of the event is $25. Sponsorships are welcome. The church is located at 414 Jenkins Road in Tyrone. For more information visit http://hopeforethan.eventbrite.com

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at  3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.


The Brooks Woman’s Club is hosting the second annual tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at Hardy Hall in downtown Brooks. If you like antiques, a bargain, a great deal, and air conditioning-this is the place to be.  And the best part is that all proceeds go back into the community.  For more information, contact Bebe Moore at 770-719-3194

July 28

“All Shook Up”, a show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley is today at 2:30 p.m. at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth night, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl (with big dreams), from somewhere in the middle of a square state…in the middle of a square decade…and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. For ticket reservations, visit http://www.stgplays.com/pages/reservations.html.


Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 3 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

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 - call to register.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

August
August 1

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.


August 2

Southwest Christian Care, a not for profit ministry in Union City, Georgia, is celebrating 30 years of service and ministry to the community this year.  As a part of their “celebration” they will hold their 21st annual benefit auction and dinner  tonight, The auction starts at 5:30 p.m.  and the dinner  begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia, featuring Dr. Benjamin Carson.
Visit their website at www.swchristiancare.org for ticket, table and event sponsorship information or call 770-969-8354.

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

August 3

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at  3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

August 4

Come swing in the jungle with the cast of “Tarzan” at The Legacy Theatre at  3 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit Disney film, “Tarzan “tells the story of an orphaned infant boy. Taken in a raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father, while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like him for the first time. Adults $25, seniors 60 and older/students $22, and Children 12 and under $15. For tickets, go to https://starfire.websitewelcome.com/~legacy/tickets/show.php?ID=15.

August 9

A tour of the Tubman African American Museum is today at 8:45 a.m. in Macon. Father Richard Keil made a down payment on a dilapidated former, downtown warehouse in Macon in 1981 which ultimately led to the birth of one of the South’s most important cultural institutions, The Tubman African American Museum, named for Harriet Tubman, the “Black Moses” who led hundreds of slaves to freedom. The largest institution of its type in Georgia, this museum is a popular educational and cultural resource for the entire southeast region.  Course Code: S 13292. Tickets are $20 per resident; $30 per non-resident. To register for this trip, call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks and recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

Kids Free Movie Night is at sunset, gates open at 7 p.m. at Southern Ground Amphitheateri n Fayetteville. Chick-fil-A sponsors the movie, “Dogs and Cats.” Admission is free. For more information, call 770-719-4173.

Movies in the Park at The Avenue is today at 7 p.m. at The Avenue in Peachtree City.  Come enjoy the family-friendly movie “The Croods” along with interactive music and children’s activities. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Blankets only please. For more information, visit www.peachtreecity.shoptheavenue.com.

August 10

Grand Funk Railroad and the Spin Doctors play The Fred Amphitheater in Peachtree City at 8 p.m.
Generally acknowledged as one of the precursors to heavy metal, Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound; a combination of soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still looms large over the pop music landscape more than thirty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is also a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits “We’re An American Band,” “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home,” “Locomotion,” and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. Legend has it that Prince named his first rock band Grand Central as a nod to Grand Funk. Tickets range from $45 to $100. Gates open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 770-631-0630 or visit www. amphitheater.org.

August 17

Fayette Market Day is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Park, Fayetteville at the Lane Brown Gazebo.

Fayette County Youth Fishing Rodeo is today from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m at Luther Glass Park in Peachtree City. Southern Conservation Trust will host this 12th annual event for children 6 -12. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call Billy Spezzano at 770-631-2525 or email bspezzano@peachtree-city.org.