Things to do-Oct.10-Oct.26

October

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.

Fayetteville’s Historic Train Depot, 250 Lanier Avenue East, will be the site of a Meet & Greet with local candidates who are running in the November 5th election.  The event begins at 6:30 p.m..  Candidates in the non-partisan election have been invited to give a brief speech.  Sixteen of the eighteen candidates from Fayetteville, Peachtree City, and Tyrone have announced their intention to attend.  Following the speeches, the candidates will be available to talk with constituents.  Candidates who are not facing opposition in their races may use their time to give an update on what they are planning in their communities.  No reservations are required and dessert will be served during the meeting.   This event is sponsored by the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club.

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.

Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host a Halloween Ballroom Dance with a free hour of lessons today.Dance music & lighting by DJ Bill Mitchell. Admission is $25 per couple and $15per single. Cost of dance includes FoxTrot lesson by instructor Sondra Chan. Beginner lesson at 7 p.m. and intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Come to either or both lessons! Dance from 8 p.m.- 10:45 p.m. Attire is Halloween costume or casual. Light refreshments provided. All dancers and dance students are welcome! Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, cha cha, tango, night club 2-step & more. The dance is at the gym at Christ’s Church  in Fayetteville. Information: StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Bobby Bunn at 770-584-3094 and leave a message.

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.

A model railroad open house is today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You are invited to view the HO version of The  
Pittsburgh Union Railroad.  The layout is in multiple rooms covering 39 X 26  
feet.  Bridges, tunnels, mountains, extensive landscaping, and over 80 feet  of industrial, city, and country mural set the theme for the design.  Watch  
multiple locomotives from the steam and diesel era traverse the rails, all  digitally controlled. Professional RR engineers and operators are on hand  
to answer your questions. The open house is at 162 Interlochen Drive in Peachtree City
 The cost is free!  Bring your camera and take home some great memories.

Fayetteville residents Dale Niles and Donna Rosser present “Double Exposure” at Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone. Niles and Rosser share their unique vision. The opening reception is today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This exhibit will be on display at Dogwood through November 16. For more information and directions visit the Dogwood Gallery and Framer website, www.dogwoodgallery.net

A car wash is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christ the King Church, 4881 Highway 34 East, between Peachtree City and Newnan. There is no charge for the car wash but donations will be accepted to assist the children of Rodney Bradberry. Bradberry, 32, was killed in a car wreck in September. Bradberry left behind four young children, two daughters and two step-sons. Bradberry was a member of the Newnan Chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, the world’s largest law abiding motorcycle club. Bradberry’s road name was “Youngblood.” For information, contact John Epps at 678-396-5540.

The Tyrone Masonic Lodge invites you to help celebrate 100 years from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge on Senoia Road in Tyrone. Bar-B-Q, Hot Dogs & Cake will be served.

Come enjoy the fellowship and learn a little more about Masonry.

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 14

American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meets today at the Log Cabin in  Fayetteville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck supper and program/business meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105  Website:  http://www.americanlegionpost105ga.org

October 15
Foster Parents Needed!  Grace for Children Foster Care is recruiting for new foster parents.  Homes are needed for children ages birth - 18 years and especially for sibling groups and teenagers.   An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday evenings tonight, Nov. 19, Dec.17 and every Monday in the month of January at 6 p.m..  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

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 17

Griffin Choral Arts, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, will present a choral concert entitled  “JUBILATION!” today at 7:30 p.m. at Griffin First Baptist Churc. The concert celebrates jubilant themes, featuring music of Britten, Haydn, and Vaughan Williams, as well as contemporary composer Kevin A. Memley.  Tickets are $10 general admission (all ages) at the door or in advance in Griffin at Safehouse Coffee Roasters and at Artistic Flowers and Gifts; in Barnesville at Goggans Florist; in Zebulon at A Novel Experience bookstore; and in Thomaston at the TUAC Gallery.  
For more information about Griffin Choral Arts call 888-SING1-88 (888-746-4188) or visit the GCA website: www.griffinchoralarts.org.

Save a life – give blood! The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the 1279 Building, 1255 Highway 54W, Fayetteville, Third floor, conference room C.  Refreshments and fun giveaways! To give blood, a donor must be at least 17 years old and weight at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor key pfh or call 770-719-7098.

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.

Odyssey Charter School in Newnan, in association with Special Olympics of Coweta County, is bringing their
Fall Festival and Haunted House to Ashley Park. The Fall Festival is today from noon to 9 p.m. in the parking lot near Firehouse Subs. The Haunted House will be open Oct. 18, 19,
25, 26, and the week of Halloween (Oct. 28th-31st)  each evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Proceeds from these events will benefit Special Olympics and Odyssey Charter School. Organizers have added live family-friendly entertainment with a variety of musicians like Amberson
Baggett Band and vocalists entertaining throughout the Festival. There will be a silent auction, an iPad raffle and over 30 local artisans and vendors on hand, offering a variety of activities, food and products.
Armbands are just $10 and will include all Fall Festival events and activities (except for the Haunted House).
Children 2 and under are free and children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.The Haunted House is located between DSW Shoes and GameStop and is run by Special Olympics and
Odyssey’s middle school. It is recommended for those over 10 years old who want to get loads of frights in the eerie maze of rooms shrouded in darkness. The cost is just $5 per person. For more information about theHaunted House, please contact Carla White at fallfestival30265@gmail.com.


The Hogansville Charitable Trust and West Georgia Physicians present Hogansville’s 16th annual Hummingbird Festival today.  Free and open to the public, the festival features arts and crafts booths, demonstrating artists, music, entertainment, children’s rides, and a large food court full of Southern and international favorites. The Hummingbird Festival will be in downtown Hogansville.

The Fayette Humane Society will hold a yard sale today from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. at Tack Trolley Horse & Pet Supply - Hwy 85 - Fayetteville.
All proceeds to benefit the Fayette Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization. For more information, call 770-487-1073.

Calling all bargain hunters! Visit over 50 yard sales in one location at the Annual Fall Yard Sale today from 8 a.m.to 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide sale will be held in the Kiwanis Park at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Shoppers at past sales have come from Norcross to Macon, Lithonia to Luthersville and everywhere in between. All vendor spots have been sold including over 14,000 square feet of booth space! Free admission and parking for all bargain hunters! For more information, call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation! This special event is expected to be held rain or shine.  However, if there is severe weather that threatens participant safety, then we may have to cancel the event.   Rainout hotline: 770-716-4324.

October 20

The Hogansville Charitable Trust and West Georgia Physicians present Hogansville’s 16th annual Hummingbird Festival today.  Free and open to the public, the festival features arts and crafts booths, demonstrating artists, music, entertainment, children’s rides, and a large food court full of Southern and international favorites. The Hummingbird Festival will be in downtown Hogansville .

October 25

The annual “House of Clues” event will be hosted by the Optimist Club of Peachtree City in conjunction with the Peachtree City’s Fire Department Haunted House. The non-scary “House of Clues” is based on the board game “Clue” with children going from room to room collecting clues to solve the mystery of who did it, in which room, with what!  Children participate in “fun” activities and collect prizes in each room.  Children are guided through the rooms by “Detectives” from our Starr’s Mill High School Octagon Club & Peachtree City Youth Council.
The House of Clues is for children ages 3 years to 10 years and the cost is $5.per child.  Parents are free and encouraged to participate with their children.  The event will be held at the Peachtree City Fire House #81 at 110 Paschall Rd. and opens at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. The Optimist Club will also provide a concession stand with hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and homemade hot apple cider.  All funds raised from the event will stay in Peachtree City/Fayette County to help the “Youth”.  For more information contact: Nancy Britton at 770-301-7588 or Terry Ernst at 404-798-3789

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 For more information or an application to play in the tournament, please visit the website at www.fayettehumane.org