Things to do-Aug.14-Aug.26

August 14

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club holds its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Republican Party Event Center, 174 Glynn Street North in Fayetteville. The guest speaker is Dr. Jody Barrow, Fayette County Superintendent of Schools, who recently completed his first year in his position. An appetizer buffet, dessert and beverages will be provided by GFRWC members. Please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132, or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net, to make reservations or for more information.

August 15

Sixty Plus Services of Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Fayette Senior Services cordially invites you to News About Cancer Care and Treatment today from 10 a.m. to noon at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness (West Entrance, Third Floor), Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville. This ever popular program will focus on the latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Learn about the wonderful programs and amenities available at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness and enjoy a cooking demonstration by Lea Bowen, sous chef, Taste and Savor. Presenters will be Trevor M. Feinstein, M.D., Piedmont Cancer Institute; Tavari Taylor Brown, MPH, LAPC, program manager, Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness; and Ellen Steinberg, LD, RD, registered dietitian, Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness. The event is free but registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Please call 770-461-0813 to register. The program is sponsored by Somerby of Peachtree City.

Lunch on the Lawn is today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the historic courthouse lawn in Fayetteville.

August 16

Sandy Creek Patriots football players and the Touchdown Club are hosting

“Super Saturday in the Park” at Shamrock Park in Tyrone from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, featuring children’s entertainment, arts and crafts, games, yard sale items, silent auction,

raffles, food, and lots more. For more information contact Vicki Gunnin at 770- 487-3758 or Shelley Langston at 770-639-3086.

Today is the third Market Day event of 2014, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to attend this open air market featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade or homegrown products. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p. m.

A juvenile justice forum for all middle and high school students is today at the Fayette Public Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Young females specifically will benefit from the presentation by Desiree Lee, author of “Inmate #1142980.” Lee will tell about her life challenging and changing experience as an honor high school graduate with two scholarships to attend college, and within weeks after graduation, she winds up on the wrong side of the law. Fayette County Sheriff, school officials and other law enforcement officials are invited to participate in the forum. Also, all middle and high school principals, teachers and counselors are invited.

Fairburn’s Southside Theatre Guild’s upcoming musical production of “110 Degrees in the Shade” is today. The show is a sizzling musical based on N. Richard Nash’s book and play, “The Rainmaker.” The musical centers around Lizzie, a spinster woman, who lives in her family’s ranch, in a hot and drought-stricken American Southwest town. The plot centers on her search for love and her choice between two suitors: Starbuck, a charismatic con man posing as a rainmaker who can bring rainfall to the drought-stricken, and Sheriff File, the town’s most eligible bachelor. Tickets can be purchased on-line at stgplays.com or you can call the box office at 770-969-0956.

August 18

Prissy Elrod will sign copies of her book,”Far Outside the Ordinary” today, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Omega Books in Peachtree City. For more information, call 770-487-3977. Refreshments will be served.

August 19

Living Better with Parkinson’s provides support for individuals, family members and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease. Whether you have lived with Parkinson’s for years, were recently diagnosed or know a loved one affected by the disease, you will learn valuable information regarding diagnosis, treatment, medication, exercise, diet, new research and daily life. Piedmont Fayette Hospital extends a cordial invitation to today’s program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City. For more information, please call 770-487-4444.

A breast cancer support group meets today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, Ga. The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer. For more information, contact Lesa Merritt at Lesa.Merritt@piedmont.org.

August 23

To help the community get active and have better access to physicians, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is piloting a health and group fitness program called Walk with a Doc. The next program is today from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Shakerag Knoll, 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Registration is required. To register, visit piedmont.org>>Tools & Resources>>Classes and Events. Then choose the date of the event you are interested in. You can also register by calling 877-527-3712, toll free. Limited space available.

The time-honored tradition of afternoon tea will be enjoyed at 2 p.m.. at the lovely, historic Pearman home at 291 Pylant Street in Senoia for “Summer Tea on the Porch.” Scones and cream. Sweets and savories. Come recreate the grace of long ago. The charm of a leisurely time with friends. Bring a special tea cup and share its history. Do dress up if you’d like. Hats and gloves are encouraged. A prize will be awarded the loveliest hat. Reservations are required and can be confirmed by calling Nancy Roy at 770-599-6321 or by stopping in the museum on Fridays or Saturdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Seats are limited. RSVP by August 16. (There will be no tickets at the door for this event.)

August 25

The South Metro Rose Society meets today at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank at 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. This month’s program features Master Rosarian, horticulture judge, and past president, Walt Reed speaking on the “Safe Use of Chemicals on Roses”. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to identify diseases and insects that love roses and the best way to eliminate them. As usual, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more information, call 678-545-1990.

August 26

The Prostate Cancer Information Group meets today at 7 p.m. at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, Ga. Men (and their partners) with concerns about prostate cancer are encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Jim O’Hara at 770-632-2898.

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