Things to do-August 14-September 14

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August 14

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists will present a green industry update today from  9 a.m. to noon, at the Kiwanis Center at the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Center on Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Topics at the Fayette County class will center around new and emerging pests in ornamentals, an update on perennials and herbicides for use in nurseries and the landscape industry.
 Participants in the class will qualify for three hours of commercial pesticide credit in either category 24 or 35, three hour of ISA Arborist credit and one hour of private pesticide credit. The cost is $15. To register online, visit http://tinyurl.com/greenteamupdates. For more information, call 770-228-7214 or email bhorne@uga.edu.
 UGA Extension and the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture are cosponsoring this update session.

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary will host the next Red Cross Blood Drive today from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the 1279 Building, 1255 Highway 54W, Fayetteville, 3rd floor, conference room C.  To give blood, a donor must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment or get more information, please call 770-719-7098.

August 16

The Senoia Area Historical Society announces the opening of Postmarked: a collection of nineteen vintage postcards that have been mailed to or from Senoia. A reception open to the public is today at 7 p.m. at the museum located at 6 Couch Street, Senoia. Light refreshments will be served.The cards contain handwritten messages and postal cancellations with dates starting from 1892. Most cards date from the early 1900s, some are vintage Valentines, and some showcase homes and churches in Senoia. There’s one of the Prescription Department of Hollberg’s Pharmacy from 1912, one of the A.B.&A Depot sent to Miss Clevie Stewart in 1910, and two from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair sent to the Sullivans of Senoia. The Methodist Church is portrayed on two cards, while the rarest card may well be the Presbyterian Church which was located on Pylant Street and is now a private residence. The most recent postcard was sent in 1982 to Bill and Nancy Roy announcing the opening of the Cricket House on Seavy Street.


“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.

Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals IV (2013) racing program at Senoia Raceway tonight. The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters “Outlaw Thunder” Tour (www.uscsracing.com) roars into the high-banked 3/8-mile red clay oval for the 4th Annual “USCS Senoia Summer Nationals”. This event is race number 23 and 24 on the 17th anniversary schedule for the Nationally touring USCS drivers. This will be the one and only visit scheduled of the 2013 season for the USCS winged sprint cars to Senoia Raceway. For more information, contact peteuscs@att.net.

August 17

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


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 No.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.


“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.

Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals IV (2013) racing program at Senoia Raceway tonight. The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters “Outlaw Thunder” Tour (www.uscsracing.com) roars into the high-banked 3/8-mile red clay oval for the 4th Annual “USCS Senoia Summer Nationals”. This event is race number 23 and 24 on the 17th anniversary schedule for the Nationally touring USCS drivers. This will be the one and only visit scheduled of the 2013 season for the USCS winged sprint cars to Senoia Raceway. For more information, contact peteuscs@att.net.

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will have registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center (in the gymnasium) in Peachtree City.  Registration is for boys and girls in grades one through 12. For first grade boys and first & second grade girls the cost is only $110. For other grades, the cost is $140 for Fayette county residents and $150 for out-of-county residents. The group accept checks and cash only and offer discounts for three or more players in a family. Registration is noon- 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m on Sundays.  If you have any questions or want directions, check our website at www.ptcyba.org or call Bryan Clark at 678-910-8002.

August 18

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.


“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 2:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.  

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will have registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center (in the gymnasium) in Peachtree City.  Registration is for boys and girls in grades one through 12. For first grade boys and first and second grade girls the cost is only $110. For other grades, the cost is $140 for Fayette county residents and $150 for out-of-county residents. The group accept checks and cash ONLY and offer discounts for three or more players in a family. Registration is 12 - 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m on Sundays.  If you have any questions or want directions, check our website at www.ptcyba.org or call Bryan Clark at 678-910-8002.

The Griffin Wine Society hosts a Georgia wine tasting today with wines from the Republic of Georgia that are new to the Atlanta metro market.
The event takes place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, in the Bank Street Café, 126 South Hill Street, in downtown Griffin. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Prices include hors d’oeuvres and samples of seven red and white Tsinandali Old Cellars “Old Marani” wines.  RSVP to 770-229-2071 by August 16. Although the names of the three white and four red wines Irakli Samkharadze’s family winery produces in the Caucasus Mountains are unfamiliar, they won gold and silver medals in European competitions.  Vinted in modern European styles, the tastes are reminiscent of Sicilian, French Languedoc and Greek wines. “Old Marani” Rkatsiteli, Tivishi and Mtsvani, are the white wines. Saperavi,  Kindzmarauli, Mukuzani and Kvanchkara are produced from single varietal and blended red grapes. The event also offers two California wines, Indian Valley Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Goose Late Harvest Chardonnay. Wine tastings hosted by the Griffin Wine Society provide guests with the opportunity to drink wines without having to purchase a full bottle. The group, metro Atlanta’s oldest, hosts monthly wine tastings, dinners and other events at venues in Spalding, Fayette and in neighboring counties designed to allow participants to sample and learn about wines they have never before tried.

August 19

 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 will be held 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.

August 20

A free lecture, presented by the Fayette Master Gardener Association, “Arranging Summer flowers, grocery store finds and This and That” is at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City.  Come find out what interesting items David Brown, horticulturist and florist, will use as he demonstrates the art of making unique floral arrangements. For more information call, 770-719-4501. The Fayette Master Gardeners are under the leadership of the UGA Cooperative Extension Fayette County.

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 1983s “Heart and Soul,” 1984s “I Want A New Drug,” their beloved anthem “The Heart Of Rock n’ Roll,” and 1986s “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.

The Rotary Club of Fayetteville is having its annual Lunch on the Lawn Community Dunk Tank  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.This year our Dunk Tank volunteers represent the City of Fayetteville Police Department, Piedmont Fayette Hospital & County Commission.

August 24

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will have registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center (in the gymnasium) in Peachtree City.  Registration is for boys and girls in grades one through 12. For first grade boys and first & second grade girls the cost is only $110. For other grades, the cost is $140 for Fayette county residents and $150 for out-of-county residents. The group accept checks and cash only and offer discounts for three or more players in a family. Registration is 12 - 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m on Sundays.  If you have any questions or want directions, check our website at www.ptcyba.org or call Bryan Clark at 678-910-8002.

August 25

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center for boys and girls, grades one 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 Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will have registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center (in the gymnasium) in Peachtree City.  Registration is for boys and girls in grades one through 12. For first grade boys and first & second grade girls the cost is only $110. For other grades, the cost is $140 for Fayette county residents and $150 for out-of-county residents. The group accept checks and cash only and offer discounts for three or more players in a family. Registration is 12 - 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m on Sundays.  If you have any questions or want directions, check our website at www.ptcyba.org or call Bryan Clark at 678-910-8002.

August 26

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 will be held 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.

The South Metro Rose Society will meet 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 ARS Master Rosarians,Jeff and Cindy Garrett, speaking on “Roses for Today and Tomorrow”.  The Garrett’s are both past presidents of the Tri-State Rose Society and have been named Outstanding Consulting Rosarians for the Tenarky District. Their home is in Chattanooga, Tenn. where they grow over 400 roses. Please join the society as the Garrett’s  share their knowledge on favorite rose varieties and helpful hints for growing beautiful roses. As usual, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more information, call 678-545-1990.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services will present a free lunch and learn opportunity on The Importance of End of Life Planning today from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will be held at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville (across from the Fayette Co. Justice Center).  This will be a comprehensive workshop designed to assist individuals and families put their personal affairs and final wishes in order before a life changing event occurs.  To register, call 770-461-0813 (registration is required).

August 30

Peachtree City has rescheduled the rained-out fireworks display scheduled for July 4 to tonight, over Lake Peachtree.  Due to the earlier sunset in August, the fireworks will be launched at 8:30 p.m.  The event will kick off the Labor Day weekend for the community.

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.