Things to do-August 21-September 21

August


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  22

A free educational Sugar Blues seminar is today at the Peachtree City Library at 6:30 p.m. Learn about the different types of sugar, what impact sugar has on your health, and how to tell how much sugar is in the foods you buy.  If you have any questions contact Bonnie at 678-772-1682 or www.quest4self.com.

An AARP Safety Drivers Class is today from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Favettville.
The course cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non members, many insurance companies give a discount for course completion.  Please bring a brown bag lunch. To register for the class contact Lisa at 770-487-4890.

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.

Fayetteville Main Street, along with The Fayette County Development Authority will host its third Lunch on the Lawn today.  It is a great opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Historic Courthouse lawn in Downtown Fayetteville.  Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m, and everyone is welcome to attend this community event.  Chick-fil-A will be providing a box lunch for $5.  Those attending can always bring their own lunch as well.  The Rotary Club will be presenting their 3rd Annual “Charity Dunking Booth”, so come on out and dunk your favorite!  Participating in the “dunking” is David Barlow, Fayette County Commissioner; Detective Scott Israel, City of Fayetteville Police Department, and Debbie Britt with Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “Bill Turpin and the Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra” will be entertaining the crowd with classic songs.
This Friday marks the third of four “Lunch on the Lawn” events to be held this year, and is proudly sponsored by The Fayette County Development Authority.  For info on other planned events in Downtown Fayetteville, please check the Main Street Calendar at Fayetteville-GA.gov

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.

 Market Day in Fayetteville is today. This is the third Market Day event of 2013, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville.  Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to browse through a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade and homegrown products.   The market opens at 10 a.m. and will close at 2 p.m.  Subsequent Market Days will be held on the third Saturday of every month, now through September, and on the fourth Saturday of October.  
Main Street Coordinator, Joyce Waits said that “Our Market Day this Saturday will have around 60 vendors, so come on out and enjoy this open air market.”  Also, stop by our “Main Street” booth to get a  Calendar of Events for the remainder of 2013, informational brochures, as well as ornaments, T-shirts, and hero hats.
Any vendors wishing to participate in future Market Days should call 770-719-4173.

The Coweta Fayette Rotary Club will be hosting its fifth annual Chassis For Charity Car Show today at Junction Lanes in Newnan from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show hosts car, truck and bike enthusiast from all over Georgia and Alabama.  This year’s show will have over 23 classes for cars, trucks and bikes with first and second place trophies in each class. The Varsity will be there serving up its hamburgers, hot dogs and fries. There will be touch a truck for the kids, Dusty The Clown with face painting and balloon art and the Batmobile and Mystery Machine Replicas will be there for children old and young!  DJ Jamie Eubanks will be spinning tunes all day and there are over $1,000 in raffle prizes with a 50/50 Raffle too. Its free to the public and $20 for participants.  All proceeds from the event will go to assist Coweta Fayette Rotary with their various community projects all over the county and abroad.  Registration begins at 9 a.m., judging at noon and awards at 2:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Ginger Queener at 770-253-0478 or visit www.cowetafayetterotary.org.

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 27

Speed Networking  - The Fayette Chamber hosts its monthly Speed Networking event from 7:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. at the Chamber offices.  This free event is open to both chamber members and non-members interested in meeting a number of new business contacts in a short amount of time.  Bring lots of business cards to share with contacts that could turn into business prospects or new clients!  600 West Lanier Avenue, Suite 205, Fayetteville;  www.FayetteChamber.org



August 29

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission will present a screening of the new  documentary “Three Days at Foster” at 7 p.m.at the   Wadsworth Auditorium in downtown Newnan, immediately followed by a reception  
at the Historic Train Depot. The movie tells a powerful true story about the integration of  sports at the University of Alabama in the shadow of segregationist Governor  
George Wallace’s stand in the schoolhouse door. On June 11, 1963, Wallace  
fulfilled a campaign pledge by blocking the entrance of Foster Auditorium, in  a symbolic attempt to prevent the admission of two African-American students.  But he planted his feet on the wrong side of history. After Wallace finally yielded to federal authority, Vivian Malone and James Hood registered for classes without incident, shattering an important barrier while marking a  pivotal milepost in the civil rights movement. Much less is known about the athletic pioneers who came after Malone and Hood, attacking the last  bastion of segregation. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The admission cost includes the post-screening reception.
For more information, please contact Dave Dorrell at 770-301-2875 or email newnanculture@gmail.com.

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.


Multiple Sclerosis  Self Help Support Group meets today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the conference  room  D, on the third floor of the  1279 Building at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Contact Bill Clements at  770- 631-4945.

September


September 3

The Fayette Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will be holding string auditions for the 2013 - 2014 season today at Flat Creek Baptist Church, between the hours of  5 p.m to 7 p.m.  Students between the age of 13 - 18 who play string instruments are encouraged to audition. There is an audition fee of $10. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email fayettephilharmonic@gmail.com . All forms and excerpts will be sent to participants via e-mail.


September 5

Fayette County Retired Educators meets today at 10:30 a.m.at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center (gym). The guest speaker will be Jeff Ezell, executive director of Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.Ezell will show how the retirement fund is managed, the health of the fund and how it compares with other teacher retirement funds across the nation. The group welcomes all administrators, teachers, para-pros and others who receive their retirement from Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.
For more information email Fayette County Retired Educators Association President Mary Maud Hiestand at hiestandmm@comcast.net or President Elect Carol Diane Love at gram4edu@bellsouth.net .

September 7

The Cancer Wellness Walk is today at Drake Field, Peachtree City from 9 a.m. to noon. and is hosted by The Southern Federal Credit Union. All proceeds will benefit the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center. Sign up as walker or sponsor at www.cancerwellnesswalk.myevent.com

September 9

V.I.T.A.L. (Volunteer Initiative to Assist Learning) Informational Meeting.  4 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville.  Volunteers are needed for a new pilot program being implemented by the Fayette County Public School System in partnership with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.  Come for recruitment kickoff and informational meeting to learn about the volunteer opportunities and the schools taking part in this pilot program.  Job descriptions and application process will be covered.  For more information, contact the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 770-461-9983 or www.FayetteChamber.org

September 10

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center in  Peachtree City. Tom Flowers, CEO of Sanctum Landscaping Design will speak on “Landscape Design to Create Beautiful Outdoor Spaces,” and share his unique approach to create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces which combine the elements of a property and the needs of the owners. Guests are welcome.

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.

Wellspring Living’s Run for One 5K is today at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City at 7:30 a.m. Participants can register at http://runforoneptc.eventbrite.com/?ref=etckt. The non-profit will use profits from the race to care for survivors of sex trafficking through its comprehensive treatment programs to restore women and girls.

The entire county will participate in Fayette’s Biggest Food Drive, working to fill a 53-foot trailer with non-perishable items to help our Fayette County neighbors in need.  The trailer will be at the Gazebo in Fayetteville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to assist with pickup and delivery of items on September 14.  If volunteers are available, the city of Peachtree City can establish additional collection points to accept items leading up to September 14.  If you can help by pledging a truck or SUV and availability on September 14, please email info@peachtree-city.org.

September 17

A healthy Fayette County is the focus of Fayette Chamber’s 2013 Community Expo.  The community is invited to come to the Expo  today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church-SOUTH Campus, 1563 Joel Cowan Parkway.  Health screenings, flu shots and healthy cooking demonstrations will be available along with a wide variety of exhibitors representing more than 100 Fayette businesses and organizations.  Piedmont Fayette Hospital is the presenting sponsor of the event.  Admission is free.
The Healthy Fayette Indoor Pavilion is a designated area of the Expo that will host exhibitors from all areas of the healthcare industry, including heart specialists, children’s healthcare specialists, vein care and physician practices.  Visitors will also find physical therapists, senior care and assisted living providers, eye care professionals, and non-profit healthcare support organizations.  These exhibitors are committed to help Fayette residents stay healthy and get fit by offering treatment services, giving quality care and providing support services.
September 17th is Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s 16th birthday and they are celebrating at Expo!  Along with the birthday celebration, Piedmont Fayette’s chef will be in the Expo Café preparing healthy dishes and recipes to show the community that a healthy diet can also be delicious and easy to prepare. For more information about the EXPO, visit www.FayetteChamber.org or call the chamber at 770.461.9983.

September 21

Greekfest at the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force Hangar, Falcon Field in Peachtree City is today. All-inclusive ticket for $50 includes ‘all you can eat’ Greek appetizers (Spanakopita, Tiropita, Dolmathes), buffet dinner (Greek Lemon Chicken with Potatoes, Pistichio, Gyros, Souvlaki & more) and desserts (Baklava, Kourambiedes, Galactoboureko) plus adult beverages. Silent auction and live Greek band, The Grecian Echoes.  For a unique and fun evening, call now for reserved seating: 404-625-4663. Seats are limited! All proceeds benefit St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Building Fund.
 

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