Fayette County

Blessing, Pet Fair is this Saturday

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will host its second annual Blessing of the Animals and Pet Fair in Fayetteville by the Gazebo on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Blessing starting at 4 p.m.

Mother Henault, Nativity’s rector said, “This is our way of giving back to the community by providing a fun-filled day and helping to raise money for the Fayette County Humane Society.”

The event will feature pony rides, face painting, a clown, animal demonstrations and contests, food, a mini-petting zoo and much more. Read More»

Deadline is today for reservations for Oakland, Mitchell house trip

The SAGE group (seniors 55 and older) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is planning an outing to include a tour of the Oakland Cemetery, the Margaret Mitchell House, and lunch at Six Feet Under in Atlanta on Oct. 7.

The group will depart from the parking lot next to the Holiday Inn at 9 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m. The cost is $25 plus the cost of lunch.

Deadline for registrations is Sept. 29, at which time 15 paid registrations are needed to make the trip. Read More»

FFUMC offers ‘Living Faith Fully’opportunities for October

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will focus on a variety of “how to” classes in October to explore ways to live faith using one’s hands.

Classes will cover gardening, basic home repairs, common car maintenance, and an introduction to writing/journaling.

The class will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Also during October, the church will offer a study of Ron Greer’s book on integrity, “If You Know Who You Are You’ll Know What to Do.” Greer will join the group for the final class session on Oct. 27. Read More»

Apple trip on tap for B-Acts group

The B-Acts group (seniors 50 and older) at Flat Creek Baptist Church between Fayetteville and Peachtree City will travel to north Georgia for lunch and apple shopping on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The bus will leave the church at 9 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $6 for family style lunch at Pat’s Kountry Kitchen. Price includes tax and gratuity.

The group will stop at Mercier’s Apple Barn, a favorite stop among apple barn lovers. Merciers’s offers all types of apples, baked goods, canned goods, gifts, etc. Read More»

Olivet Church will celebrate 19th anniversary October 31

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 31 and invites the community to join in the celebration.

Special services are planned for each Sunday during the month of October.

“Our ministry leadership is working diligently to make our anniversary celebration second to none,” a spokesperson said. “The Olivet Church reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals, their families and other supportive community members through worship service. The environment is very uplifting and spiritual with joyous singing and meaningful messages.” Read More»

Trip of a lifetime

Melinda Jennings with some children she met in Ternate. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville woman boards hospital ship, helps others halfway around the world

Melinda Jennings has been a nurse for a long time. Prior to recently taking a job as a school nurse at Sara Harp Minter Elementary, the BYU Nursing School gradate had been an operating room (OR) nurse at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Helping people who are sick and helping those that are tasked with healing them is just something she loves. When the BYU Nursing School and LDS charities sent out a call looking for nurses in all fields to go on a mission unlike any other, Jennings knew she had to try to be a part of the trip. Read More»

Library hosts Emerging Writer's Showcase, Oct. 9

Eight authors in the early stages of their writing careers will participate in the Fall Emerging Writers Showcase on Saturday, October 9, at 1:00 p.m., at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville. Each writer will give a book presentation, answer questions from the audience, and sell and sign books. Admission is free, and complimentary light refreshments will be served. Read More»

Starr's Mill choral department to present fall concert, Oct. 11

Nearly 50 students from SMHS’s Chanticleer, the choral department’s advanced mixed ensemble, kicked off the 2010-2011 year by participating in a daylong retreat at the Calvin Center in Hampton.

The Starr’s Mill High School Choral Department will present its annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Duke Auditorium.

All six of the school’s choral groups—Bel Canto, Camerata, Bella Voce, Chanticleer, An Octave Above (the women’s jazz ensemble) and Men of the Mill (10-member men’s a cappella group)—will present selections they have been rehearsing since school began under the direction of Dr. John Odom, SMHS director of choral activities, and Christy Todd, assistant director of choral activities. The performance is free and open to the public. Read More»

Fayette Senior Services hosting Oktoberfest

The public is invited to celebrate Oktoberfest at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, Monday, October 25, 5 to 8 p.m. The festivities include a German polka band, authentic German foods prepared by Executive Chef Donnie Wuerl and Pastry Chef Lori Bean, as well as traditional beverages. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased at the Center located at 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. Advance ticket sales only. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Fayette Senior Services, a non-profit organization. Read More»

Pine straw fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 16

It’s time for fall landscaping. Boy Scout Troop 279, sponsored by Holy Trinity in Peachtree City, is accepting orders for its Oct. 16 Pine Straw Fundraiser, just in time for fall landscaping projects. The cost per bale is $3 if you pick up your order, $3.50 per bale if the troop delivers it, within the Peachtree City limits. The pine straw bales will be available for pickup at McIntosh High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. The troop will drop off orders for delivery between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. that same day. Read More»

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