Things to do-Nov.13-Dec.10

November

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.

“Shrek The Musical.”is today at Starr’s Mill High School at 7 p.m. The musical which ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2011 and was nominated for 9 Tonys faithfully recreates Dreamwork’s 2001 blockbuster “Shrek” on stage with the addition of humorous songs by the Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori, whose cast recording of the show was nominated for a Grammy for best musical show album. Licensing for the show has been recently released for community theaters and Starr’s Mill will be staging the first area production of the familiar tale.
Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults to keep the show affordable for families. Tickets are available at the school’s front office. For information, go to http://www.starrsmillproductions.com or call 770-486-2710



November 14

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m at the Justice Center in Fayetteville.  The guest speaker will be Jim Pace, founder and CEO of Group VI Corp. in Peachtree City.  He will share with us how the Pinewood Atlanta Studio Project is coming along.  The project consists of a 288 acre full service film and entertainment studio complex comprised of five sound stages, production offices, workshops, and service providers in Fayette County.  Upon completion, the development will become a world-class studio for the production of film, television, music, and video games.  All interested Republican women, family, and friends are welcome.  Soup, sandwich and a beverage will be offered for a small donation.  For more information, please contact Denise Ognio, denise@futurestaffnow.com, Debby Dickinson, ptcdebby@bellsouth.net /404-376-4132 or visit www.greaterfayetterwc.org.

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite members of the community to participate in a free two-part series of seminars on how to cope with loss and go on living. Timed to offer targeted help for getting through the special challenges of the holiday season, the “Seasons of Grief” program series is presented at the library on Thursday, November 14 and Thursday, December 5, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Facilitator Danita Ogandaga is the founder of Hope Starts Today and the Orphan No More podcast. The seminar series is free and open to the public.

The Senoia Area Historical Society will welcome Don and Diane Wells to the groups November meeting at 7 p.m. to hear about their work on the Indian Trail Tree Project and their book, the “Mystery of the Trees.”  Please join us, all are welcome and invited. The meeting is at the historical society’s home on Couch Street.

“Shrek The Musical.”is today at Starr’s Mill High School at 7 p.m. The musical which ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2011 and was nominated for 9 Tonys faithfully recreates Dreamwork’s 2001 blockbuster “Shrek” on stage with the addition of humorous songs by the Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori, whose cast recording of the show was nominated for a Grammy for best musical show album. Licensing for the show has been recently released for community theaters and Starr’s Mill will be staging the first area production of the familiar tale.
Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults to keep the show affordable for families. Tickets are available at the school’s front office. For information, go to http://www.starrsmillproductions.com or call 770-486-2710

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.

Konos Productions presents Christian comedian Steve Geyer and Christian recording artist John Waller today at 6:30 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church, 592 Bernhard Rd., Fayetteville. Tickets are only $10 for this exciting evening of laughter and music. Dessert will be served and there will be a silent auction to benefit Konos, a home-school hybrid academy in Fayetteville and Peachtree City.
This is an adult-only event. For more information on the eveningwith Steve Geyer and John Waller, contact info@konos.org.

November 16

“Freedom Under Fire,” an educational lecture exposing the constitutional crisis facing U.S. citizens is today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Educational Center in Newnan.
Join former CIA officer and counter terrorism expert, Kevin Shipp, as he reveals what he’s uncovered as the secret abuses of the White House Administration, CIA, FBI, IRS and the NSA.
As an expert on counter terrorism, Shipp addressed the Benghazi Citizen’s Commission on Sept. 16. He has appeared on TV and radio talk shows and spoken at numerous Southeastern events. For information about Kevin Shipp go to: http://www.kevinmshipp.com. Candidates for the U.S. Senate and a Ga. Gubernatorial candidate will be there.
Open to the public. Sponsored by the Fayette and Coweta GOP.
Discounted advance tickets ordered before November 12 are $10. Tickets purchased at the door at $15. Seating is limited. To reserve your seats online go to our secure website: http://www.fayettecountyrepublicanparty.org or mail your check to Fayette County Republican Party, P.O. Box 1059, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214.

“Meet the Artist” is today. Honey Corbin, Peachtree City fine artist will be showing her French inspired art at Chantilly, Senoia from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  Chantilly is located on Main Street in Senoia. www.honeycorbin.com, info@chantillysenoia.com

An authentic Native American Pow Wow will be held Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Coweta County fairgrounds. The “Hearts that Meet” non-profit fundraiser for a scoliosis post-operative patient will include Native American arts and crafts, foods, singing and dancing, entertainment, social dances, face painting and raffles. For more information contact Melissa King at heartsthatmeet@hotmail.com

“Shrek The Musical.”is today at Starr’s Mill High School at 7 p.m. The musical which ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2011 and was nominated for 9 Tonys faithfully recreates Dreamwork’s 2001 blockbuster “Shrek” on stage with the addition of humorous songs by the Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori, whose cast recording of the show was nominated for a Grammy for best musical show album. Licensing for the show has been recently released for community theaters and Starr’s Mill will be staging the first area production of the familiar tale.
Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults to keep the show affordable for families. Tickets are available at the school’s front office. For information, go to http://www.starrsmillproductions.com or call 770- 486-2710

November 17
 “Shrek The Musical.”is today at Starr’s Mill High School at 7 p.m. The musical which ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2011 and was nominated for 9 Tonys faithfully recreates Dreamwork’s 2001 blockbuster “Shrek” on stage with the addition of humorous songs by the Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori, whose cast recording of the show was nominated for a Grammy for best musical show album. Licensing for the show has been recently released for community theaters and Starr’s Mill will be staging the first area production of the familiar tale.
Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults to keep the show affordable for families. Tickets are available at the school’s front office. For information, go to http://www.starrsmillproductions.com or call (770) 486-2710

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.



November 30

Broadway performer and award winning New York cabaret performer, Robert Ray will bring his “Home for the Holidays” to The Southside Theatre today at 7:30 p.m. “Home for the Holidays” is an eclectic mix of the world’s best-loved Christmas Music - presented in both familiar and imaginative ways.
The show will feature a 5-piece band plus vocalists – Marsha Dupree, Shawn Megorden, Carter McPherson and Vance West – all well known to Fairburn audiences from Ray’s sold out Motown Show this past August.
Shea Johnson of Newnan will also appear with the group. Shea is well known in the Southside Community as a music and drama teacher at Landmark Christian School but also has enjoyed an extensive career as an actress and singer, touring the world for the USO, headlining on Cruise Ships and acting in many local and regional theater productions. To pay by check call: 404-284-0967 or to order online:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/499009

December

December 1

Broadway performer and award winning New York cabaret performer, Robert Ray will bring his “Home for the Holidays” to The Southside Theatre today at 7:30 p.m. “Home for the Holidays” is an eclectic mix of the world’s best-loved Christmas Music - presented in both familiar and imaginative ways.
The show will feature a 5-piece band plus vocalists – Marsha Dupree, Shawn Megorden, Carter McPherson and Vance West – all well known to Fairburn audiences from Ray’s sold out Motown Show this past August.
Shea Johnson of Newnan will also appear with the group. Shea is well known in the Southside Community as a music and drama teacher at Landmark Christian School but also has enjoyed an extensive career as an actress and singer, touring the world for the USO, headlining on Cruise Ships and acting in many local and regional theater productions. To pay by check call: 404-284-0967 or to order online:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/499009

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.

Community leaders, local artists and some hard working volunteers are coming together 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.-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 6

The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary is holding its 26th Candlelight Tour of Homes Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This year’s tour will be highlighting five homes in the Historic Greenville-LaGrange district in Newnan.
Proceeds from the event will be directed towards a $150,000 pledge for the establishment of a Healing Garden at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. This unique garden and water feature will be located to the right of the hospital’s front entrance with views from the chapel.  It will serve as a refuge of beauty, peace, and serenity for the community, patients, and staff. Tickets for this annual event go on sale November 8.
Tickets and information are also available from Auxiliary members or by calling the Auxiliary Office at 700-400-2380. Tickets purchased in advance are $15.  On the evening of the event, tickets may be purchased at any of the homes on tour for $20.

A toy drive is today.            
Please join Santa and the Marines in collecting new and unwrapped toys for less fortunate children.
at The Gaddy Family Christmas Extravaganza at 898 Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each child visiting the light display will receive a small “thank you” gift from Santa and his helpers!!!!
Note: An official Toys For Tots drop box will be available at the above address for anyone donating a toy.


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.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Fine Art & Craft Christmas Fair and ECW Christmas Bazaar, Bake Sale and Golden Elephant Sale is today. Over 20 juried vendors including art glass, fine art, jewelry, pottery, textiles, hand-made chocolate, jellies and jams, angel decorations and more. Proceeds from ECW Bazaar benefit ECW programs and community outreach. St. Andrew’s 316 N. Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City.   770-487-0426.

December 8

The holidays are right around the corner! The city of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade is Dec.8, beginning at 3 p.m. A major change has been made this year on the parade route, specifically the location to begin. The parade will start on Greenville Street below Salbide Street and follow Greenville Street into downtown, left onto North Court Square, right onto LaGrange Street and then continue to Newnan High School where it will disband.It’s “A Winter Wonderland” so bring on your magical snow!  The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands.

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.
 

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