Things to do-Jan.4-Feb. 3

January

January 4

“Bring One for the Chipper,” today and receive a free tree seedling (while supplies last).  Once again, Keep Peachtree City Beautiful and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City will have three locations for Christmas Tree recycling.  In addition to the Peachtree City Recycling Center on Hwy 74 S, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Peachtree City will be available at the Kedron Kroger Store (behind the center) and the Peachtree City Home Depot parking lot.  Bring your tree, free of lights, tinsel, and ornaments, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The rotary volunteers will be distributing seedlings and accepting donations for local community food banks.

January 5

Peachtree City author David A. Sterling will sign copies of his second mystery novel, “The Dream Maker” at the Peachtree City Library from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. “The Dream Maker” is a sequel to the first book in Sterling’s “Bennet Mills Murder Mystery” series, “Do as I Say.” The working title for the third book in the series is, “The Dead Line.” This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Peachtree City Library. For information on library programs, please visit www.peachtree-city.org/library or send an email to ptc.library.friends@gmail.com.

January 7

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City. Jo Phillips, Horticulture Manager at Hills & Dates Estate in LaGrange, will speak on “Heirloom Plants for Southern Gardens”  and will discuss the heirloom plants at the Hills & Dales gardens and make recommendations on the best old-fashioned plants for your own Southern garden. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Guests are welcome.

If you’ve had trouble trying to stop smoking, the Freedom From SmokingR program can provide you with the skills and support to quit smoking for good.  Using a positive behavior approach, the program will help you develop a plan to quit that really works.  The six week class begins today  and runs through February 11 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1255 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, East Lobby Conference Room.  The class meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with the exception of week three which has two classes (Tuesday and Thursday). There is a $25 registration fee.  To register, visit www.Piedmont.org (Tools and Resources>Classes and Events).  For more information, contact Michelle Sullivan, RRT, at 770.719.6258.

January 8

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to pne of Dahlonega’s gold mines today at 8 a.m.  Travel 200 feet underground and 100 years back in time. Enjoy an underground adventure and hear tales of miners’ struggles to uncover gold deep within large quartz veins. This is a walking trip that has three flights of stairs and two ramps. Comfortable, closed-toed shoes are a must. Fee is $20 per resident; $30 per non-resident For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at
http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

January 9

Fayette Senior Services is sponsoring a trip  to Chateau Elan from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  The trip leaves from The Gathering Place. Peachtree City. Hop on the bus and join us for and enjoyable and relaxing afternoon at one of Atlanta’s famous wineries. We will be going to Chateau Élan to enjoy a tour of the winery that includes an hour long guided tour and wine tasting to learn more about the production and history of this wine. Wine you enjoyed and souvenirs can be purchased at the Wine Market. Lunch will be on your own at Café Élan afterwards (www.chateauelan.com). Fee for the trip is $25.  For more information, visit http://www.fayss.org/

Fayette County Retired Educators will meet at 10:30 at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. The guest speaker will be Dr. Joseph Barrow, Fayette County Superintendent of Schools. The group is organized as a support and advocacy group for retired educators. The group  also keep members up to date on information from TRS and the Georgia Legislature.  All Georgia retired educators are invited to become members. As a community service organization, the meetings also serve as a drop off station for items for the Fayette Samaritans and The Honeycomb, a recycling center for supplies for present day teachers, located at LaFayette Education enter. Anyone who is a member of the Teacher’s Retirement System of Georgia will benefit from becoming a member of FCREA. (information hiestandmm@comcast.net

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will hold their installation of officers for 2014-2015 today.  The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Green Ginger Restaurant, 200 Market Place Connector, Peachtree City.  The officers to be installed are President Alberta Lucas, Vice President Mary Kay Rudd, Secretary Becky Steely, and Treasurer Debby Dickinson.  For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net.

January 10

A ballroom dance is today from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Christ’s Church at Whitewater Gym. The Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host this event with a free hour of lessons. Dance music & lighting will be provided by DJ Bill Mitchell. Cost of dance includes a Tango lesson by Robert and Sheryl Edwards. Beginner lesson begins at 7 p.m. and intermediate lesson begins at 7:30 p.m. Attend one or both classes and then dance the rest of the night away.  Attire for this event is smart casual. Light refreshments will be provided. Dances will include foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, cha cha, tango, night club 2-step and more. For more information visit StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Bobby Bunn at 770-584-3094.

January 14

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to Racoon Mountain Caverns today at 7:45 a.m.
This is Tennessee’s highest rated cave located just outside Chattanooga. The cave has over five and half miles of charted area, but new areas are still being discovered. We will take a 45 minute walking tour known as the “Crystal Palace Tour.” The cave stays around 60 degrees year round, so dress accordingly. Fee is $20 per resident; $30 per non-resident. For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

January 22

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the King Center at  8:30 a.m.
The King Center was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King and is a living memorial dedicated to advancing the legacy of Dr. King. The King Center has a great collection of artifacts on display for everyone to see. Come see this powerful place where Dr. King’s legacy will live forever. Fee is $10 per resident; $15 per non resident. For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

January 23

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the Margaret Mitchell House from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The trip leaves from The Life Enrichment Center. Fayetteville. Join us as we go and visit a turn of the century Tudor Revival building where the beloved Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote the famous Gone With the Wind. The Margaret Mitchell House is home to the apartment in which this famous author had her inspiration and maintains the original architectural features. Afterwards we will enjoy a little twist to your usual taco with lunch at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (www.tinlizzyscantina.com – to be purchased on your own). Fee for this trip is $20. For more information, visit http://www.fayss.org/.

January 25

The Friends of the Library book sale is today  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Fayette County Public Library. Fayetteville.  Over 9,000 gently-read books will be available for purchase.  Prices range from  $.25 for most children’s books to $5 for books by the latest best-selling authors. More than 25 different categories of books will be available and a separate group of tables will be set up for older classics and collectables. All proceeds go to the library for a number of activities including Baby Time, Sing and Play with Stories and Fayette Kids Read. Donations are accepted at the Library anytime. For more information, please contact the Library at 770-305-5326.

Pancake Saturday is coming!  Join the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City today from 7 a.m. to 1p.m., at the McIntosh High School Cafeteria for all the pancakes you can eat. The menu also includes sausage, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Tickets are $6 per person in advance, or $7 at the door. Kids under six eat free.  Proceeds from the event benefit many community programs, including funding the DARE program for the Fayette County schools located in Peachtree City. Advance tickets can be purchased from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.  Members of the Key Clubs at McIntosh High School, Starr’s Mill High School, and Landmark Christian School will also be selling tickets, along with Boy Scout Troop 181.  Call 404-434-6556 for more information.

January 31

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the National Civil War Museum in Columbus at 8 a.m. Come aboard and get the little known Navy’s point of view of the Civil War. We will learn things about technology, commerce, blockades, amphibious operation, and river campaigns. Come hear stories from sailors, soldiers, and civilians affected by the Navy during the Civil War. Fee is  $20 per resident; $30 per non-resident. For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

February


February 3

The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to The Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta at 9:30 a.m.
Let’s take a trip to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Here we will find the Atlanta Feds Monetary Museum where we will hear the story of money from barter to modern times. This should be an interesting trip that will provide us insight and allow us to see things like rare coins and currency. Fee is $10 per resident; $15 per non-resident. For registration information call 770-716-4320 or register online at http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.