Things to do–August 1-September 14

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.

The How to Use My Iphone class is today from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  at the Fayette Senior Services (FSS). Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Did you get a new iPhone recently or are you still just trying to figure out how to work that dang thing? FSS will be offering a free seminar on how to use that contraption. We will go over things such as texting, calling, apps, email and the Internet. Our very own Harrison Gibbs will be on hand to show you what you’ve been missing. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome.

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.

The Better Investing class is today from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  at Fayette Senior Services (FSS). Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Have you ever dreamed of a tropical vacation sipping a cool beverage on the beach, or buying that brand new shiny convertible you have always wanted? Now is your chance to join Cynthia McCrary as she shows you helpful tips and tricks on how to smartly invest in your future. You won’t want to miss this very informative seminar to help you on the way to a richer and smarter tomorrow. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome.

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.

Peachtree City Lazers Soccer registration is underway online, with soccer leagues and camps for ages 18 months to adult.  They will also hold walk-up registration today from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Baseball Soccer Complex, 1125 Hwy 74 S.  Learn more at  www.ptcsoccer.org.


A drive to collect items for the foster children of Fayette Youth Protection Home is today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Upscale Pizza in Fayetteville.  Come have a great meal, bring an item to help the foster children, and support 6-year-old Andrew Fleming’s vision of truly having a fun and helpful community. Fleming decided to start a business called Andrew’s Fun and Helpful Community and  this is his first project.

The first Saturday of the month breakfast for the Fayette County Republican Party is today at 8:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville IHOP. The guest speaker is Dr. Hal Scherz who is  the founder and president of Docs4Patient Care. This is an organization of concerned physicians committed to the establishment of a health care system that preserves the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. These monthly Fayette County GOP sponsored breakfasts are open to the public, so members and non-members alike are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact the FCRP headquarters at 770-716-1545 or check out our web site FayetteCountyRepublicanParty.com.

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 5

The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area today. The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. The hours of the drive will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Griffin Choral Arts will have auditions for its upcoming seventh season from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, in the choir room of Griffin First United Methodist Church, at 1401 Maple Drive. Auditions are brief (less than 10
minutes) and include singing a familiar song (e.g., My Country ‘Tis of Thee), tonal memory exercises, sight reading, and vocal exercises to determine best range. If you are unable to audition at the scheduled times, you are encouraged to schedule an alternate time. Call 888-SING1-88 (888-746-7188) for more information.

August 6

Griffin Choral Arts will have auditions for its upcoming seventh season from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m, in the choir room of Griffin First United Methodist Church, at 1401 Maple Drive. Auditions are brief (less than 10
minutes) and include singing a familiar song (e.g., My Country ‘Tis of Thee), tonal memory exercises, sight reading, and vocal exercises to determine best range. If you are unable to audition at the scheduled times, you are encouraged to schedule an alternate time. Call 888-SING1-88 (888-746-7188) for more information.

August 7

East Coweta Senior Center will present a  program by Wendell Reynolds, executive director of Somerby of Peachtree City, a senior living facility presently being built on Rockaway Road. The covered dish luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow.

August 8

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for a covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m .at Tyrone Depot, 847 Senoia Road, Tyrone.  All interested Republican women are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132/ ptcdebby@bellsouth.net, or visit greaterfayetterwc.org.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 of Peachtree City meets today at 7 p.m. at Glendlalough Manor in Tyrone.  Further information for qualified veterans may be obtained by calling Jim Ryan 770-631-3417.


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.

American Business Women’s Association/McIntosh Chaptermeets at 6:30 p.m. at Paris in a Tea Cup Restaurant, in Collectors Corner building in Sharpsburg. Reservations are required. Please call Maria Cannon  at 770-251-6865 or Beth Brooks at 770-486-6485; or e-mail Maria at: cannontrvl@mindspring.com or Beth at: bethbrooks@servicemastercommercial.com.

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

August 11

The Bellamy Brothers play Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville tonight.Join The Bellamy Brothers for a night of pop and country music and revisit their vast catalog of #1 charting singles from the 70s and 80s. You’ll hear hits like “Let Your Love Flow,” “Sugar Daddy,”  and “Redneck Girl.” Tickets range from $15 (lawn) to $400 (tables). Contact 770-719-4173 or visit www.SouthernGroundAmp.com for information.

August 12
American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meets today at 6:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn St, Fayetteville. Sara Reams, Director of the Camp Calvin Horses & Warriors program, will return to give us an update on this program for our wounded warriors.  New Post and Auxiliary Unit officers will be inducted at this meeting.  Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105.

August 13

Job Network Meeting is today at 6 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church. At the August network meeting, the program addresses the many challenges one faces in finding that next job, being out of work for months, managing the stress in our lives, and just keeping the family together. Speaking to those challenges, Stuart Greene and Glen Gould will lead a discussion on the ways to overcome those challenges, or face those we cannot change. Dr. Stuart Greene is senior pastor at Newnan First United Methodist Church.  Glen Gould is Vice President of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.
 Volunteers will be present to review your resume and provide you feedback.  You can reach the group by telephone at 770-253-7400 or at www.newnanfumc.org then Job Networking under Ministries.  To join the job message board, go on-line at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FUMCJobNetwork then follow the instructions to join.

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.

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.

August 18

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.

The Girl Scouts in Peachtree City are looking for more girls. All girls in grades K-12 are welcome to join.   We will be forming new troops and adding to existing troops.  Older girls can join our Adventure Girl program which is an outdoor activity based program.  Interested girls and parents should come to The Bridge Community Center at 225 Willowbend Road today at 2 p.m. to find out how to join.  You can also email sud@peachtreecitygirlscouts.org for information.  

August  21

GriefShare at Dogwood Church starts today. This group meets Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church office building of Dogwood Church in Tyrone.  The 13-week series is open to anyone in the  
community grieving the loss of a friend or loved one who needs to connect  with others going through the same journey. The program uses a video,  
workbook, and open discussion format.  Contact Donna at 770-692-7634 or  
griefshare@dogwoodchurch.org to register.

August 23

Huey Lewis and the News play The Fred Amphitheater in Peachtree City tonight. Come join Huey Lewis and The News as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their 1983 hit album “Sports.” Huey Lewis and the News have been defying the rock odds-makers for nearly two decades. Their contagious brand of straight-ahead rock n’ roll has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums worldwide in the process.  With favorites, like 1983’s “Heart and Soul,” 1984’s “I Want A New Drug,” their beloved anthem “The Heart Of Rock n’ Roll,” and 1986’s “Stuck With You,” all culled from their back-to-back multi-platinum albums, Sports (1983) and Fore! (1986). In addition, their infectious “Power Of Love,” from the 1985 hit film Back To The Future, which went all the way to number 1 on Billboard’s singles chart (the band’s first chart-topper) was nominated for an Academy Award. Tickets range from $45 to $75. Gates open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 770-631-0630 or visit www. amphitheater.org.

Lunch on the Lawn is today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Lawn, Fayetteville. Open to the public.

August 24

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.

August 25

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.


August 31

The Fayette County Democratic Committee presents a  Summer Evening of Jazz from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Southern  
Grounds Amphitheater in Fayetteville.  Featured in the event are Hank Stewart  
and Five Men on a Stool, Chandra Currelly, and The Mar-tans. For ticket information visit http://fayettedems.org or contact Bonnie Williamson at  678-519-4163.

September

September 14

The Making of America!  is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Falcon Field.
Be inspired by the story-telling of Earl Taylor from the National Center for Constitutional Studies during a Constitution Day Celebration sponsored by the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club.  Explore the lives of the Founding Fathers and hear how this brilliant group of men met in Philadelphia and created a new form of government, the foundation of which is the United States Constitution. The $30 ticket price includes lunch, snacks, and course materials.  For ticket information, contact Mary K Rudd, 770-846-8238 or mkgrptc@aol.com.  You may also visit our website at www.greaterfayetterwc.org.