Things to do-Sept.27-Oct.26


September

September 27

Fayetteville Main Street, along with Chick-fil-A will host its last Lunch on the Lawn for the summer this Friday.  The event 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 am – 1.30 p.m, and everyone is welcome to attend this community event.  Chick-fil-A will provide a box lunch for $5, and those attending can always bring their own lunch as well.  Live music will be provided by Jake Winslett for the entire 2-hour period. For info on other planned events in Downtown Fayetteville, please check the Main Street Calendar at Fayetteville-GA.gov


Fall Art Walk is today from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy local art as you stroll through downtown Newnan visiting the merchants that host this event.

Departure- The Journey tribute band will be performing at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater tonight.
Tickets are $20 for lawn and $25 for reserved seating all Gold and Picnic tables are sold out. Tickets can be purchased at The Fred box office 201 Mcintosh Trail Peachtree City by phone (770)631-0630 or 877-725-8849 or online at ticketalternative.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.

The Community Health Fair sponsored by Fayette’s faith-based community is today at Grace Church on Flat Creek Trail from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Author Victoria Wilcox will bring stories of Doc Holliday and his Georgia and “Gone With the Wind” connections to the Senoia Public Library today at 3 p.m. Wilcox is the author of “Inheritance, “the first book in the new historical novel trilogy Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.  Wilcox will present “Gone With the Wind Goes West: The Surprising Southern Heritage of Doc Holliday,” followed by a book signing of “Inheritance.”

40 Years Later: A Heroes’ Homecoming is today in downtown Fayetteville. The event celebrates the soldiers who came home from Vietnam and starts with a parade kicking off at the Justice Center at 11 a.m. After
the parade there will be a welcome home program at the Zac Brown Amphitheater on Tiger Trail in Fayetteville. Please visit the event -on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AHeroesHomecoming

Broadway star Karen Olivio performs at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone tonight at 7:30 p.m. Olivio won a Tony for her performance in a revival of “West Side Story” in 2009. Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors/Students $22, and Children $15. Fpr more information, visit www.thelegacytheatre.org.

I Want You to Attend a Seminar - On the aid &
attendance benefit of wartime vererans & surviving spouses is today at 10 a.m. at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Union City. Call to reserve seating ~ 770-969-3130


September 29

 The Fayette County Historical Society will have its annual Starr’s Mill meeting at the Mill rain or shine at 3 p.m. Bring a lawn chair

September 30

“How to Have Color in Your Garden All Year Long” class is today from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 210, next door to the Extension Office at the Fayette County Administrative Complex. Nothing is more beautiful than seeing a yard in bloom or beautiful greenery on display!  This class will address the many wonderful garden varieties optimum for fall planting.  To ensure you have all year garden color, you’ll get information on plants by month of bloom or berry and you’ll see pictures taken in Fayette County gardens.   Don’t fret – there will be a handout on the plants presented.  
Y’all come! The University of Georgia, in conjunction with the Fayette County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, is pleased to present this program “free of charge”, however, we ask that you RSVP by noon, Sept 26.
E-mail name(s) attending, along with a phone number to:  fmga08@gmail.com
or call the Extension Office at 770-305-5412 ext, 7.

October


October 1

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting today at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend RD., Peachtree City. The topic will be: “Sustainable Gardening for the 21st Century.” Brandy Hall of Shades of Green, Inc. will discuss how to develop abundant and healing edible landscapes, based primarily on perennials and discuss how you can transform your garden into a rich and thriving ecosystem that will help enrich our planet. Guests are welcome.

Fayette County Public Library invites the public to experience a theatrical café evening tonight at 7 p.m. As the culminating event in this year’s “Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community” program, the evening brings to life some of the themes and topics of the book, “Outcasts United,” by Warren St. John, a nonfiction account of refugees, youth soccer, and community transformation in Clarkston, Ga. Fayette County Public Library has partnered with Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta to present scenes from “Third Country,” by Suehyla El-Attar, a new play inspired by events in Clarkston. While guests enjoy complimentary desserts, playwright El-Attar and cast members from the Horizon Theatre world premiere production will talk about the story of “Third Country,” perform selected scenes from the play, and answer audience questions. Admission to the “Fayette on the Page 2013” finale is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first McIntosh alumni flag football game is today at 7 p.m.
Please come out and support The McIntosh High School Football Team.  All proceeds will go towards the current football program.  We ask for a $20 donation from each player and a $100 from any business sponsors. We will be playing a 7 on 7 flag/touch football game that is open to all alumni football players. Come out and support a great cause.
Please contact Allen Henderson at 770-912-1077 for any questions.

Fayette County Public Library invites the public to experience a theatrical café evening tonight starting at 7 p.m. As the culminating event in this year’s “Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community” program, the evening brings to life some of the themes and topics of the book, “Outcasts United,” by Warren St. John, a nonfiction account of refugees, youth soccer, and community transformation in Clarkston, Georgia. Fayette County Public Library has partnered with Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta to present scenes from “Third Country,” by Suehyla El-Attar, a new play inspired by events in Clarkston. While guests enjoy complimentary desserts, playwright El-Attar and cast members from the Horizon Theatre world premiere production will talk about the story of “Third Country,” perform selected scenes from the play, and answer audience questions. Admission to the “Fayette on the Page 2013” finale is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Patrick Dennis owner of the Decatur Gallery and the co-founder and President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC will present a program today at the meeting of FAACE. The meeting is held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Peachtree City and begins at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Dennis is co-founder and manager of popular and successful festivals, outdoor public art events and shows such as the Chastain Arts Festival, the Spring and Fall Fine Art Festival on Ponce, the Summer Piedmont Art Show and the Sandy Springs Art Show. Dennis will focus on the jury process in art shows, how galleries and art shows work and art marketing. The foundation hosted 12 annual art events in 2012.
Information: www.affps.com, www.decaturgallery.com, www.faace.org, 770-487-0426


October 3

Fall Taste of Newnan & Chili Cook-off is today from 5 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. Come downtown to enjoy a breath of fresh air and sample specialties of local restaurants and caterers downtown Historical Newnan around the square.

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 program will feature speakers from the Georgia Retired Educators Association. GREA is the only organization that concentrates exclusively on the needs of Georgia retired educators. Fayette County is home to over 1,300 retired educators, and all are welcome to attend our local meetings. Our group welcomes all administrators, teachers, parapros and others who receive their retirement from Teachers Retirement System of Georgia. Retired educators from other counties are also welcome. Contact hiestandmm@comcast.net for further information.

October 4

Promise Place will sponsor its annual 5K “Run from Domestic Violence”/1-Mile Walk  today at Drake Field in Peachtree City. The race begins at 6 p.m.. Race day registration and packet pick-up begins at 5 p.m. Funds raised from this event will go towards maintaining the Emergency Shelter and Transitional House where victims of domestic violence can go for safety, protection and begin to repair and rebuild their lives.
Register to Run/Walk at: www.promiseplace.org or Active.com. To become a sponsor/vendor call 678-571-5262.


October 5

The 13th Annual Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer’s is today in the Frederick Brown Amphitheater parking lot in Peachtree City at 8 a.m. Partici[pants are expected from Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton and Spalding counties.  A family oriented event, the 3.2 mile walk will take place along shaded paths.  Free lunch is provided.  Donations are gratefully accepted!  For additional information, contact Sue Shaffer at alzwalkshaffer@aol.com.

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ (MGEVs) Fall Plant Sale is today at  the Coweta County Extension greenhouse located next to the horse arena just inside the Coweta County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fall is a great time to plant shrubs, perennials and trees.  All plants for sale have been propagated or grown by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs).  MGEVs support UGA Cooperative Extension – Coweta County programs through community education, raising funds for scholarships and supporting 4-H.  For more information contact the Coweta County Extension Office at 770-254-2620.

Market Day is today in downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The market features the best home grown, home made or hand  made products  this side of Atlanta with over 60+ vendors!  Stroll the streets of downtown and discover the unique products.
Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Newnan is today, starting at 11 a.m. All musicians are invited to come down to Newnan’s Historic Courthouse Square and play.  All music genres and skill levels are welcome.  Acoustic only.

Interested in cruising along leisurely by bicycle with a group of fun people in charming Senoia? The Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is sponsoring an easy three-hour bicycle tour of historic Senoia for bicyclists of all ages and abilities.  . 
The tour takes place at 9 a.m.   It will begin and end at the SAHS Headquarters/Museum at 6 Couch Street in Senoia, where riders will have the opportunity to view a brief history of the town and images of some of Senoia’s key citizens and structures from the past, then ride through the Senoia Historic District, making stops in front of homes and churches.  Afterward, enjoy light refreshments and a chance to win a door prize and take a walk through time.  Recommended donations are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 13.  All proceeds benefit the Senoia Area Historical Society.  Donations are tax deductible.  Helmets are required.  Due to frequent stops, walkable cycling shoes are recommended.   
Spaces are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis.  To register, email Bonnie Bobbitt at bbbobbitt@yahoo.com.  Include names of riders, contact information (email and phone), and any questions you may have.

October 7

A golf tournament fundraiser is today at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City. The event is a four-person scramble and starts at noon and has a $125 registration fee and includes  lunch and dinner. For more information, contact younglifefayettecounty.org/golf.

October 10

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will sponsor a Local Candidate Meet and Greet  today at 6:30pm.  The event will be held at Fayetteville’s Historic Train Depot, 250 Lanier Avenue East. Candidates for local offices in the non-partisan election have been invited to give a brief speech.  Following the speeches, the candidates will be available to talk with constituents. Candidates who are not facing opposition in their races have been invited and may use their time to give an update on what they are doing in their communities.  Everyone is welcome and dessert will be served during the meeting.   No reservations are required.   For more information, please contact Denise Ognio, denise@futurestaffnow.com, Debby Dickinson, ptcdebby@bellsouth.net /404-376-4132 or visit www.greaterfayetterwc.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.

Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville, GA will hold the 2nd Annual Trash Dash 5K Race today at 6:30 p.m. with a 1 Mile Fun Run at 6 p.m. Every one that registers before September 27 will receive a T-shirt and refreshments will be provided for runners after the race. The first place male and female finishers will win a $50 gift certificate to Play It Again Sports. The top three 5K age-group winners will receive event awards. Door prizes will also be awarded! Registration is $25 and closes 30 minutes prior to race start. If running is not your thing, no worries!! You can be a Phantom Runner for only $15 and still receive a T-shirt! Registration forms are available at Springhill Elementary School, Play It Again Sports, and http://www.springhillsuns.org/  for your convenience.
Business sponsorships are still available. Please contact Heather Peacock at peacock.heather@mail.fcboe.org or simply visit http://www.springhillsuns.org/ to download a sponsorship form.

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.


A free oil change for single mothers and widows is today.
 We realize that single mothers are especially challenged in many ways, including car care. They have to do so much for their families that sometimes car maintenance slips through the cracks. Plus, the cost can add up. Our annual National Service Initiative is our way to give back to our neighbors and our community, and to show these hard working women some extra love. We hope you’ll join us for this special event. If you know anyone who would benefit from a free oil change, please contact your local Christian Brothers Automotive for more information.

The community is invited to enjoy a night of mystery as the fine arts students of Flat Rock Middle host a masquerade ball to raise funds for the school’s band, orchestra, choral and art programs. The ball will take place October from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults. The theme for the evening is “black and white.” Masquerade masks will be available for purchase at the ball.
Participants will enjoy performances from the Flat Rock Middle orchestra and band, as well as disc jockey sound mixes and catered hors d’ oeuvres.
Activities will include a silent auction, art auction and jewelry sale Contact Flat Rock Middle at 770-969-2830 to purchase tickets or for more information.

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 16

A free seminar on Medicare options and facts  is today at 10:30 a.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.  
There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  To register call 770-400-2375.

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.


Oktoberfest is today from 5 to 9 p.m. Stroll through downtown Newnan and visit all the shops and restaurants to taste the finest micro brewed and imported brew selection.

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.

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 16th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled for today at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel in Peachtree City, This year’s banquet theme is “Uniting Citizens Through Diversity and Inclusion.” The keynote speaker will be Shirley Sherrod. The Fayette County community is invited to attend this special event, ticket price is $70. Tickets can also be purchased online at $73 each via the website http://www.fcnaacp.org. For tickets and more information, you may email the Branch, ffb@fcnaacp.org or contact the office, 770-460-9934. Rev. Edward Johnson, Jr. is Chairperson.

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 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


The Healing Bridge Clinic will host a fundraiser, the Spooktacular Golf Cart Scavenger Hunt from 9 a.m. to noon at The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center  Hotel in Peachtree City. The cost to participate will be $100 per cart. Your team must provide your own golf cart and have a camera. There will be many prizes awarded for the first three finishing teams as well as prizes for best costumes and the best decorated golf cart. Check out the Clinic’s web site at www.healingbridgeclinic.org for more details. Please consider joining us for what promises to be a fun morning!

The ECHS baseball program is hosting their Annual Indian Classic Golf Tournament today at Orchard Hills Golf Club, registration begins at noon, 2 p.m. tee time. $75 per individual. $300 per team. Includes gree fee, cart, range balls and dinner. Golf hole sponsorship signs $100. Registration forms http://www.ecbaseball.com/ or email eastacowetabaseball@gmail.com.

Calling all Zombies!  Bennett’s Mill Middle School is hosting a Zombie run.  Now registering Live Runners and Zombies for this 3k, zombie-themed, fun run today at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed zombies, and for live runners who complete the course with the most life-line flags remaining.  Are you ready to RUN FOR YOUR LIFE?   For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.bmmszombierun.com
 

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