Things to do- Oct.16-Nov.15

October


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 Church. 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.

[TITLE OF SHOW] is at 8 p.m. at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away! With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan and Heidi. [title of show], taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show], follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression.

“What’s New in Cancer Care and Treatment” is today from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The event is free, and lunch is IncludedPresenters:  Jonathan C. Bender, MD, medical director, Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Center; Tavari Taylor Brown, program manager, Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital; Melissa Johnson, PT, DPT, CWS, Regional Director Wound Care and Hyperbaric Services , Piedmont Fayette Hospital;  Nancy Jaworski, My Chef Nancy.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship care. Registration is required. Call 770-461-0813.

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.

[TITLE OF SHOW] is at 8 p.m. at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away! With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan and Heidi. [title of show], taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show], follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression.

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. to 3 p.m. at Tack Trolley Horse & Pet Supply on Ga. Highway 85 in 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.

The Fayette County Public Library invites poets age 15 to adult to present their work at an Open Mic Matinee at 1 p.m. Following the performance will be a reception featuring book signings by Sara De Luca and Pat Butler, two Fayette County poets recently published by Finishing Line Press. To ensure a quality program everyone can enjoy and give all eligible parties a chance to participate, some rules have been established. Poets must perform only their own original work. Both verse poems and prose poems (spoken word) are allowed. Each poet may perform no more than two pieces, for a maximum of five minutes. No musical accompaniment will be allowed. All material must be suitable for a family audience (G- or PG-rated). Participants are asked to use good judgment and show respect for the audience and for fellow poets when planning their performances. Library staff reserves the right to interrupt readings that go overtime or violate the rules in any way.
Please note that this year there will be no advance registration. Poets will perform in the order they sign in at the door. Poet sign-in begins at 12:30 p.m. on October 19.
Admission to the program and reception is free and the public is invited to attend. Proceeds from books sold at Sara De Luca’s and Pat Butler’s signings will benefit the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library, whose sponsorship provides free light refreshments for the reception. -For additional information, please contact the library at 770-461-8841

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 24

The Flint River Food Allergy Family Support Group meeting is today at 7 p.m.Dr. Howard Silk, a board certified allergist/immunologist with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic will be the featured speaker.
The meeting is at the Fayetteville location
at 1240 Ga. Highway 54 West Building 300, Suite 310. Information:
www.atlantaallergy.com

[TITLE OF SHOW] is at 8 p.m. at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away! With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan and Heidi. [title of show], taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show], follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression.


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.

[TITLE OF SHOW] is at 8 p.m. at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away! With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan and Heidi. [title of show], taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show], follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression.

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, The banquet is 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

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.

[TITLE OF SHOW] is at 8 p.m. at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away! With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan and Heidi. [title of show], taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show], follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression.

Books Down South, a festival for readers and writers is today at the former Rivers Elementary School at Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway. Authors will be signing and talking about their latest books. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the festival is free.

A yard sale and community fair is from 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m., at Cornerstone Baptist Church Fall, 640 Ebenezer Church Road, Fayetteville. There will be fun activities for the entire family.  Food, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, kids activities, open house, vendors and more. For more information call 770-631-0777 or email cstonechurch@att.net.

October 27

[TITLE OF SHOW] is at 8 p.m. at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away! With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan and Heidi. [title of show], taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show], follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression.

November


November 2

Chili Challenge Cookoff is today from 11 a.m. to  3  p.m. Shakerag Knoll, Peachtree City. Contestants vie to win awards for their chili. Winners selected by voting public in attendance and by judges. Event is open to the public.

The public is invited to help celebrate the United States Marine Corps’ 238th birthday today, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City.
Marines faithfully celebrate the birth of their Corps (Nov. 10, 1775) throughout the world each year.  Locally, the Coweta and Fayette Sergeant Clyde Thomason Medal of Honor Detachment (#1325) of the Marine Corps League has held a birthday ball celebration for members and their guests since their inception four years ago.
This year the detachment would like to invite the public to join them.
The guest speaker will be LtCol David Steele, Commanding Officer of Marine Aircraft Group 49, Detachment Alpha from Robins Air Force Base. LtCol
A highlight of the event is the traditional and ceremonial cutting of the Marine Corps birthday cake with a Marine sword.
Tickets are $45 per person and includes dinner, two sides and dessert.  Seating is limited to 200 guests.   Tickets can be purchased by mailing checks to: MCL 1325, PO Box 2307, Peachtree City, GA 30269.  Checks should be made out to Clyde Thomason MOH MCL#1325 or MCL 1325.
For more information see the Clyde Thomason’s web site at http://www.mcl1325.net or by contacting: Michael Keever at 678-827-1325.

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd, Peachtree City. The topic will be: “Bulbs for Georgia Gardens.” Dr. Bodie Pennisi, UGA Dept. of Horticulture Associate Professor and Extension Landscape Specialist, will share her insights on utilizing a wide variety of bulbs in the garden in shrub borders, naturalistic plants, mass displays or in containers. She will talk about the biology of bulbs, propagation and growing conditions. Guests are welcome.

November 15

Hospice Advantage and the Hospice Angel Foundation presents “An Evening With Angels” to raise support for hospice patients and their families. The event  is at 6:30 p.m. at the  Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. The event includes dinner, dancing to  Where’s Charlie ?, a silent auction and much more. Tickets will go on sale October 6. For more information contact Mary Graybeal at 678-817-4180 or by email at mgraybeal@hospiceadvantage.com.
 

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