Things to do-Nov.1-Dec.10

November


November 1

Dr. Walt Todd, professor at Shorter University of Atlanta, will return to The Carnegie in Newnan from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to provide another program for the history series, “World War II – Remembering The War”.
Dr. Todd has presented numerous World War II history programs at The Carnegie including: “The Aleutian Islands: The Invasion of Attu”, “Operation Vengeance: The Death of Admiral Yamamoto”, “The Battle of Guadalcanal” and “The Invasion of Japan: The Last Sacrifice?”     Well researched and with a passion for history, Dr. Todd provides a lecture series at The Carnegie that includes a PowerPoint presentation along with a display of weapons and memorabilia from World War II.

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.


Starr’s Mill High School Car Show fund raiser is today at 193 Panther Path, Fayetteville from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
$25 Day of Show Registration/$20 Pre-Registration
contact: 770-331-8785
FREE to spectators;
awards/ concessions.
Benefits a performance at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

The American Cancer Society will host the 11th  Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball today at the Atlanta  
Regional Airport – Falcon Field.
The Cattle Baron’s Ball is the only country western themed gala in the state of Georgia and has raised more than $1.2 million for the American  
Cancer Society.
Guests are encouraged to wear western attire and can purchase “Baron  Bucks” at the gala to use towards drinks, games and merchandise at the  
ball.
Entertainment will be provided by Nashville recording artist Shawn Lacy Band.
Tickets can be purchased for $125 each or a table of 10 for $1,500..  
Attendees can purchase luminaries in honor or memory of a loved one for  
$20 each. For more information, visit www.cattlebaronsballga.org or call  the American Cancer Society at 770-632-6936.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary  
health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major heath problem  
by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer,  
through research, education, advocacy, and service.

 Local community-based youth group, Fayette NAACP Youth Council sponsors its 9th Annual Fashion Show Benefit today at 6 p.m. at This Is It Banquet Hall and Event Center located at 105 McIntorsh Crossing, Fayetteville,  to help raise funds for the organization. This year Marshall’s, Rue21 in the Fayetteville Pavilion and Palomas Collection will be exhibitioning their items of clothing at this fashion show. Young men and women will be walking the runway in these garments to showcase each store’s clothing. Talented students from Fayette area schools will also present entertainment for this event. You will experience some great talents presented by gifted artistic young people.The Fayette NAACP Youth Council expect this fashion show to bring in new interests through community exposure and the public to discover the benefits of membership and participation with the organization. This annual fashion show is a way to help our community become aware of the great works and activities sponsored by the Fayette County NAACP Youth Council.
Tickets to the show are $20 per person. You may call Mrs. Jones at 770-716.7392 for tickets.


The third Annual “The Art of Support” Live Auction is today.
Volunteers from Fayetteville’s Fire Dept.
“Fayetteville’s Bravest” will be modeling decorated bras from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Fayetteville.$10 Event tickets available at Renewal 377 Fayette Place, Fayetteville and
The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network.100 percent of proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network, Inc.


November 4

The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area today.The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. The hours of the drive are from 1p.m. to  6 p.m.

November 5

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting today 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 7

Fayette County Retired Educators meets today, Nov.7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center (gym). This is our Scholarship Auction meeting to raise money for a high school senior from one of Fayette County’s schools. FCREA annually gives a $1,500 scholarship to an aspiring educator. The program will feature auctioneer Patty Brown from The Red Belly Rooster Auction House here in Fayetteville. Bring a gift to be auctioned and have fun with us. 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.

Coweta County and its municipalities are developing an update to the Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan and will be holding an open house to receive citizen input today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds located at 275 Pine Road in Newnan.

The 2014 Relay for Life of Fayette County will kick off at a meeting today rom 6 to 8 p.m. at Flat Creek Country Club in  Peachtree City. For more information about the 2014 Relay for Life of Fayette County or to join Piedmont Fayette’s Relay for Life team, visit http://relay.acsevents.org/ .


Diabetes: Successfully Managing the Holidays
is today from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1279 Building, Third Floor, Conference Room C. Healthy refreshments provided
 The presenter is Ellen Poindexter, RN, BSN, CDE, Piedmont Fayette Hospital
 
The rapidly approaching holiday season can present lots of challenges when it comes to maintaining proper nutrition.  Join us for an informative presentation with diabetes expert Ellen Poindexter and get some healthy tips on how to deal with holiday parties, family gatherings and workplace luncheons. Registration is required. Call 770-461-0813. Sponsored by Somerby of Peachtree City  and Mrs.  Adele Andrews.

November 9

Holy Trinity Annual Craft Bazaar is today from 9 a.m.  to 6 p.m.
A huge selection of handmade crafts including jewelry, wood working, Christmas decorations and many gift ideas. Food will include homemade tamales, chili, nachos and a variety of baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Catholic Heart Work Camp Mission Trip in June, 2014. For more information contact cmtriana@comcast.net. 770-616-9292.

Noel November is today at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City.
The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and evening auctions  are from 6 p.m. to 10:30pm
Visit www.NoelNovember.com for more info & tickets
Evening tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Saddle up for St. Jude with Fayette County 4-H! Jointhe club for a day of trail riding, fun, and food, all for a good cause!  Fayette County 4-H Horse Club is hosting a trail ride benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital  today at Cedar Ridge Ranch on 5668 Gordon Road, Senoia.  Trail ride is followed by lunch and a fun show.  Cost is $20 for trail ride and fun show is $20 per rider or $3 per class, cash or checks made out to Fayette County 4-H.  Trail ride begins at 9:30 a.m. and lunches are sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information contact Fayette County Cooperative Extension at 770-305-5412 or visit www.ugaextension.com/fayette/4h

Fall 2013 Tellabration is today from 3 p.m. to  5 p.m.  at the Peachtree City Library, Floy Farr Room. The friends of Peachtree City Library will sponsor the Southern Crescent Storyteller’s Tellabration of stories for all ages. Dedicated to the advancement of children’s literary, this group of storytellers will enthrall you with Native American tales and displays through with three generations of storytellers accompanied by an American Sign language interpreter.  The event is FREE and you can find out more about the group and this event by visiting www.southernorderofstorytellers.org and www. peachtree-city.org

Braelinn Elementary Fun Run  is today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 5 K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk. For more information, call 770-631-5410.


November 10
The public is invited to attend a 2nd annual  Art Exhibit today  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m at Ben’s Antiques & Market (the old Hobby Lobby Location in Fayetteville,.  Admission is free and there will be an opportunity to win an original painting .  For more information call Claudette Neal, 678-516-6895.

Darkside foot race is today from  7:30 a.m.  to 3 p.m. Peachtree City. Luther Glass Park. 50K (31-mile) and 25 K (15.5-mile) foot race on a 5.2 mile loop.  For information, call 404-547-6455.

November 13

What’s New in Healthcare Today? is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1279 Building, Third Floor, Conference Room C. Light refreshments ptovided
 Presenters:  James Sams, M.D., Piedmont Clinic chief medical officer and co-medical director of Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans; Davette Taylor-Harris, Georgia Cares Expert
 With all the changes in our medical environment it’s more important than ever to make educated decisions about your healthcare.  Join us as Dr. James Sams presents timely information to help you understand the current challenges facing healthcare providers and the impact on older adults who access services. Davette Taylor-Harris, certified Medicare expert with Georgia Cares will give a Medicare update and offer valuable tips on managing your options. Registration is required. Call Susan Gordon at 770-719-7214.

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.

November 29

Mingle with Kringle is today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come to downtown Newnan to celebrate the arrival of Santa to historic Newnan and witness the lighting of the Christmas tree.

December


December 5

O Christmas Tea -  The Business Woman of Fayette and Coweta  will be having their annual event benefiting Community Welcome House, a safe haven from domestic violence. The tea is today at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City starting at 6:30 p.m.   This year there will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $80 each.  Reserve by November 22 at www.OChristmasTea.org  or mail check to BWFC Christmas Tea, P.O. Box 692, Senoia, Ga  30276.  Questions?  Call Ellie White-Stevens at 770-301-8706.

Community leaders, local artists and some hard working volunteers are coming together today to host the 7th Annual Chair-ity Event, a fundraiser for abused children living in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City.  This popular event will be held in the ballroom at The Dolce Atlanta, on Aberdeen Parkway in Peachtree City. Tickets are $25 in advance, includes your food and drinks, and automatically enters you in a drawing to win a golf cart. Dress is business casual. New this year, The Rick Massengale Jazz Trio will provide musical entertainment, and a Winter Wonderland theme will help make the night magical.  Drop In from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30pm and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments served butler style, and shop for that special someone on your holiday list. An impressive silent auction will include getaway trips, collectors items, signed guitars, sports memorabelia, themed baskets and many other items donated by the business community.  Artists and the kids living in the cottages at The Children’s Village are hand crafting unique, one of a kind painted chairs which will be the highlight of the auction. Tickets are limited and are expected to sell out.  Access christiancity.org to get yours today. For more on the event, sponsorship opportunities or info about The Children’s Village, call Heidi Becker, Director of Marketing & Development at 770-703-2636.


December 7
The downtown Christmas parade, tree lighting and carriage rides are today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Fayetteville. The 4th Annual Downtown Christmas parade begins at 5 p.m., followed by a  tree lighting. While at the event, you can enjoy making old-fashioned Christmas ornaments, warm up with free hot cocoa and popcorn and take a free carriage ride with Santa.  For more information, call 770-719-4173 or email jwaits@fayetteville-ga.gov.

December 10

A holiday auction and dinner is today at 6:30 p.m., at Paris in a Teacup, Sharpsburg. The McIntosh Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is hosting this holiday fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the organization’s annual scholarship program. For tickets, email Maria Cannon at cannontrvl@mindspring.com.