Things to do-September 5-October 26

September

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

The Senoia Area Historical Society is sponsoring the annual Wine Pairing on today at 7 p.m. at the society’s house, 6 Couch Street. Tickets are limited to 60 and reservations can be made at cdivido@aol.com or call 770 727-9189.

The annual Eli-Drucilla Turner - Quick Reunion is today at the Birdie Clubhouse, 1660 Birdie Road, Griffin. It is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and bring a covered dish and memorabilia to share. If you are related through Eli Quick, Moses Turner, Roland Stubbs, Mary Jane Middlebrooks, Etta Tapley, Roland Mal, John Henry “Spank” Wells, Will Quick, Minerva and John Wesley Turner, Sarah and Franklin Stubbs, William and Sarah or Colin Missouri Quick, Nancy and J. J. Newton, David and Sarah Quick or Eliza Louisa Thomas, please make plans to attend. For information call Mary Binion, 770-214-0934 or Linda Thigpen, 770-253-8021.


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

American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meet at 6:30 p.m.at the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn St, Fayetteville. The student delegates to this year’s Boys State and Girls State programs will share their thoughts and experiences during tonight’s meeting.  Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105

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.

The 2013-2014 season of Centre Strings - Coweta County’s only community/student string orchestra - will begin with the first rehearsal  today from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Room 607 of the Central Educational Center. Anyone who has played an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or  bass) for two years or more, is welcome to join Centre Strings in rehearsals for future concerts. Current members range from age 8 to 84, and rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at CEC. For further information on the concert or Centre Strings, please call the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan at 770-254-2787 or Dr. Lyn Schenbeck at 678-423-2000, ext. 230.

Rare coin collecting is today from noon to 1 p.m.  at Fayette Senior Services (FSS). Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Coin collecting is one of the most diverse and exciting ways to socialize with other collections.  Join Devin Hipp as he will host a Coin Collecting seminar which will focus on rare coins. Bring in your own collection to share with other enthusiasts and learn more about your own collection.  This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome.


September 12

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Fayette County Commission Chambers in  Fayetteville.  Tom Sawyer, Fayette County Supervisor of Elections, and Derrick Grayson, candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be the guest speakers.  All interested Republican women are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Denise Ognio, denise@futurestaffnow.com, Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132/ptcdebby@bellsouth.net, or visit greaterfayetterwc.org.

September 13

Hotel California, The original Eagles tribute band plays the Fred from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Creating the illusion that you are listening to the actual Eagles, The Original Tribute Band will have you rockin’ all night.  Tickets range from $20 to $25 for individual seats; $210 to $240 for tables of 6. Gates open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 770-631-0630 or visit www.amphitheater.org.


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.


A fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk is today from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The group will be holding a car wash at Southland Health and Rehab, 151 Wisdom Road in  Peachtree City.  $5 minimum donation.

Safesitter Babysitter training is today from  9:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Fayetteville. A Registered Safe Sitter Teaching Site, Fayette Hospital offers this hands-on babysitting training to young teens (11 years and older). You’ll learn basic first aid and CPR. Fee is $45 and includes the Official Safe Sitter Babysitter’s Handbook and Safe Sitter Bag. To register, call 770-719-5815 or email Maria LePage at maria.lepage@piedmont.org. For more information about Piedmont Fayette Hospital classes, visit piedmontfayette.org.



PetSmart Charities is presenting its National Adoption weekend today and the Fayette Humane Society (FHS) will be participating at the Peachtree City PetSmart store.  Adoption hours are being extended from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the cats and dogs available for adoption, visit the website at www.fayettehumane.org or call 770-487-1073.

September 15

The Fall Taste of Fayette is from noon  to 5 p.m. Heritage Park at the Lane Brown Gazebo.

PetSmart Charities is presenting its National Adoption weekend today and the Fayette Humane Society (FHS) will be participating at the Peachtree City PetSmart store.  Adoption hours are being extended from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the cats and dogs available for adoption, visit the website at www.fayettehumane.org or call 770-487-1073.

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 19

Georgia Tech Admissions information night is today at  6 p.m. at the  Peachtree City Event Center, 313 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City. The Coweta Fayette Georgia Tech Alumni Club offers any students interested in Georgia Tech from 7th to 11th grade, their parents, teachers and alumni to join them when Ashley Brooks, Undergrad Admission Counselor from Tech speaks about the university. The event is free. For more information, please email club President, Linda Henson Sorrow, at LindaSorrow@TheHensonTeam.com or to RSVP for either event.

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.

The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library  book sale today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library located at 1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville between the Stonewall County Complex and the City Cafe.  For more information and to find out how to become a Friend’s member, you may find us at www.ffcpl.org, Like us on Facebook at www.fb.com/fotfcpl or email us at friendsfcpl@yahoo.com.

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Fetival is today from 10 a.m. to  6 p.m. at Shakerag Knoll. 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.  Annual arts & craft festival held in a lovely wooded area, this festival features a variety of handcrafted items, food vendors & a children’s area.

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


The Fayette County Teen Republicans are set to kick off their first meeting for the 2013-2014 calendar year at the  White Water Creek Club Room
in Fayetteville at noon today, Pizza and cold beverages will be provided. Parents, Grandparents and friends, if you know of any teens, ages 13 to 18 years old, who may be interested in politics, enhancing their leadership skills, receiving more education in the political process, or becoming involved in community affairs, please tell them about the opportunities available through the FCTR.
Teens will also have a chance at getting hands-on involvement in various candidate campaigns for the 2014 elections and assisting Republicans nationally for the big races in 2016. For more details see the website at:
fayctr.org or contact the adult leader Mr. Tyrone Jones at: 678-598-7880.

September 22

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Fetival is today from noon to 5 p.m.. at Shakerag Knoll. 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.  Annual arts & craft festival held in a lovely wooded area, this festival features a variety of handcrafted items, food vendors & a children’s area.

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

September 23

The South Metro Rose Society will meet today at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. This month’s program features Consulting Rosarian, Chris Woods, speaking on “Rooting Roses for Cheap Beauty”.  He is a past-president of the Greater Atlanta Rose Society and also served as chair of the 2013 Annual GARS Rose Show. He has been growing roses for over 30 years and boasts over 250 roses in his garden. Please join us as the Chris shares his knowledge on growing roses from cuttings. As usual, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more information, call 678-545-1990.

September 24

Pyke & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law will be conducting free seminars on the basics of estate planning.  These seminars will be held at the Hampton Inn in Fayetteville on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 and at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City on September 26 from noon to 2 p.m. and 7p.m. to 9 p.m. both days. A catered meal will be served 30 minutes before the seminars. Contact:  770-507-2500 or www.cpyke.com.

September 28

The 9th Annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show on Main Street in downtown Senoia will is today from11a.m.-5 p.m. Always a popular event, the car show draws entries and visitors from all over Georgia and a few other states as well.  “The Car Guys,” Scott Sargeant and Charlie Filkins, will be emceeing the event.  The registration fee is $20. and will begin at 8 am.   Dash plaques will be presented to the first 300 cars registered. This year’s show will be limited to cars 1988 and older. The crowd pleasing “Mustangs,” will play from noon to 3 p.m.  The Mustangs perform oldies but goodies from the 50’s to the 70’s. They have performed throughout the Southeast and have become a very popular attraction. The Varsity will be back again this year cooking their all-time favorites.  Churn ‘N Scoop will offer homemade ice cream and additional food vendors will provide Hawaiian shaved ice, funnel cakes, cotton candy and barbeque.  Senoia’s downtown merchants and restaurants will be open all day.  Awards, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, shopping, food and fun await at this free event in historic downtown Senoia.  The Cruisin to the Oldies Car Show is sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority.  For more information, contact Gail Downs  at 770- 378-6627 or Suzanne Helfman 770- 599-8182.

International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races is today from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Drake Field, Peachtree City. Come join the fun at this 6th annual event featuring local vendors, a Kids Korner, and dragon boat competition. Dragon Boat team registration and sponsorships are underway and slots are still available.  For more information, visit www.ptcdragonboats.org.  Vendors interested in participating in the International Festival can contact the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau at 678-216-0282.

October 2

The Fayette Humane Society will hold its second annual charity golf tournament, “Fore the Paws,” at the Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the 4-person scramble will take place at 9 a.m. The $85 per person ticket price includes green fee, golf cart, range balls, continental breakfast, and awards luncheon buffet. Proceeds will be used to fund Fayette Humane Society’s spay/neuter program and to provide veterinary care for rescued cats and dogs. Tickets are on sale now through September 20, and you can sign up as a team or as an individual.  For more information or an application to play in the tournament, please visit the website at www.fayettehumane.org

October 11

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, helicopter rides and a hushed crowd anticipating the next daredevil dive towards earth.  The Great Georgia Airshow will return to the skies over Fayette County October 11-13, 2013. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or volunteer, visit the airshow website www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com.

October 12

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, helicopter rides and a hushed crowd anticipating the next daredevil dive towards earth.  The Great Georgia Airshow will return to the skies over Fayette County October 11-13, 2013. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or volunteer, visit the airshow website www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com.

9th annual Lisa’s Ride is today from noon to 1 p.m. (registration begins at 10:30 a.m.) Big Daddy’s Oyster Bar & Pub, 101 Crossing East, Peachtree City. All proceeds go to raise awareness and advocacy for suicide prevention. The event will include a display o Lifekeepers “Faces of Suicide” quitls, raffle prizes and a live auction. All riders will receive a T-shirt. Cost for the ride is $20/$10 per rider/passenger; $25 per car. For more information, call Diane Petro at 404-819-7370 or visit FOSquilts@span-ga.org. Donations can also be made at www. span-ga.org.

October 13

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, helicopter rides and a hushed crowd anticipating the next daredevil dive towards earth.  The Great Georgia Airshow will return to the skies over Fayette County October 11-13, 2013. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or volunteer, visit the airshow website www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com.

October 18

Cemetary Walk is today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fayetteville. Spirit Guides lead you through the Fayetteville Cemetery. Tickets are $5 for adults and  $3 for children under 12.

October 19

Cemetary Walk is today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fayetteville. Spirit Guides lead you through the Fayetteville Cemetery. Tickets are $5 for adults and  $3 for children under 12.

October 26

Chili Fest is today at Old Courthouse Lawn, Fayetteville. Set up begins at 8 a.m. Cooking begins at 9 a.m.,with samples served at noon. Sponsored by Fayetteville Main Street and Fayette Shriners.

Pumpkin Festival/Fayette Market Day/Costume Contest and Trick or Treat on Main Street is today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Fayetteville. Join your neighbors at the Gazebo in downtown Fayetteville, where vendors with homemade/homegrown produce and merchandise sell their products to the public in an open-air marketplace. Then, hang around to trick or treat on Main Street. Dog Costume Contest will begin at 2:30 p.m. Trick or Treat will be 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Costume contest is 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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