Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of May 9, 2011

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Be a tourist in your home town, graduation banners, Gang Awareness & Internet Safety Forum, and 4th of July Parade Registration . . .

Planning Commission May 9 Meeting – Public Hearings to Be Continued
At tonight’s Planning Commission meeting (Monday, May 9), the advertised Public Hearings on the Oasis Bowling Center’s Special Use Permit and the Line Creek Retail project will be continued until Monday, June 13 without comment.

National Travel and Tourism Week – Be a Tourist in Your Home Town
This week is National Travel & Tourism Week, and the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has a lot going on! Stop by the Visitors Center on McIntosh Trail for the first of the official PTC 4th of July T-shirts ($10). Submit your pictures of you favorite PTC places on the CVB’s Facebook Page for a great 4th of July Prize Pack. The Tourist Contest winner will be announced and the week comes to a close at the Creedence Clearwater Revisited Concert at “The Fred” on Saturday, May 14. Stop by the Visitors Center or visit www.visitpeachtreecity.com for more information.

Graduation Signs
It is graduation sign time again. No permit is required for signs on private residential property (limit 5’ in height, 16 sq. ft. total area). Signs at neighborhood entrances that do not exceed 35 sq. ft. can be placed between May 1 and June 12 without a permit or permit fee. The City waives the permit requirement and associated $30 fee for graduation banners placed at subdivision entrances from May 1 to June 12. Banners cannot be attached to fences, trees, utility poles/boxes, or traffic control devices/signs. For additional information, please visit the FAQ sheet at www.peachtree-city.org/index.aspx?NID=522.

Gone With the Wind expert to speak at the Peachtree City Library – Saturday, May 21
The Friends of the PTC Library will host renowned Gone with the Wind expert Herb Bridges for a presentation that chronicles the early life of Margaret Mitchell in Atlanta and explore the writing of her epic novel, "Gone with the Wind." The program is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Peachtree City Library. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

Attention Middle School Parents: Gang Awareness & Internet Safety Program
On Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m., the PTC Police and J. C. Booth Middle School will hold a community forum and educational outreach program on gangs and Internet safety. The event will be held at J.C. Booth Middle School, 250 Peachtree Parkway South. The first part of the program is designed to educate and assist the parents of middle school aged children with recognizing signs of gang activity, ways to identify potential gang involvement, and how to report any problems quickly. The second part will assist parents in recognizing inappropriate conduct, contact, and content that children are being exposed to on the Internet and ways to help protect them. There is no cost and no limit on the number of people who can attend. Please email rdove@peachtree-city.org with any questions.

Senior Caregivers Resource Expo on May 18
Fayette Senior Services will host a Caregivers Resource Expo on Wednesday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at their facility at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. The expo is designed to help individuals and families better manage the often-daunting responsibilities of caring for a loved one by connecting them with community resources. For more details on the event, please visit www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.

Peachtree City Celebrates the 4th of July
Peachtree City’s parade, fireworks, and other events celebrating Independence Day will be held on Monday, July 4. Parade registration begins on Wednesday, June 1, at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building on McIntosh Trail.

Don’t Forget . . .

CERT Program Registration Deadline – Thursday, May 12. The PTC Police will again host the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for ten Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., beginning May 19. The program is free, but class size is limited to 22. Applications, due Thursday, May 12, are available online at www.peachtree-city.org/CERT.

Fayette County Commission Regular Meeting – Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m., at the Commission Offices at 140 Stonewall Avenue West in Fayetteville. For more information and agendas, please visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.

Adult Olympic Triathlon – Saturday, May 14, 4:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Drake Field on Lake Peachtree. TRAFFIC ADVISORY – this event will affect several neighborhoods on Saturday morning.

Meet the Author & Book Signing - Al Stefanelli – Saturday, May 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., at Omega Books, 100 N. Peachtree Parkway. Sponsored by the Fayette Freethought Society, Stefanelli is the author of the new book, A Voice of Reason in an Unreasonable World - The Rise of Atheism on the Planet Earth. Visit www.Meetup.com/Fayette-Freethought-Society/ for more information.

Georgia Little League Challenger Jamboree – Saturday, May 14, beginning 9:00 a.m. Approximately 15 Challenger teams from across the state will participate in this free event. The Challenger division of Little League allows children with physical and developmental disabilities to participate in a baseball program structured to their abilities. For more information on the event or to become an event sponsor, please email Linda@northptc.com

Mathnasium TriMathlon – Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m., at Mathnasium of Peachtree City (Kedron Village Shopping Center). For all students in grades 3-6. Students will compete in three math events. Local prizes at each grade level. Learn more and register online at www.mathnasium.com/TriMathlon.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited @ The Fred – Saturday, May 14. Gates open at 7:00 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Visit www.amphitheater.org for more information and tickets.

Leisure Services Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.