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Cast your vote in 'My Mother is a Gem' contest

Town Square Jewelers on the Square in Fayetteville is pleased to invite everyone to the store to vote for a winner in the “My Mother is a Gem” contest.  Local kindergarten through 5th graders wrote letters explaining why their mother is a gem and deserves to be the recipient of a beautiful amethyst and diamond necklace. The eighteen finalists were chosen and are posted around the store for everyone to read. You are invited to cast a vote for your favorite.  Read More»

4th annual Mother’s Day Workshops at Mucklow’s Fine Jewelry

Just in time for Mother’s Day, children are invited to Mucklow’s to make a bracelet or a pendant for Mom out of sterling silver (staff are on hand to assist in the crafting). 
There will also be games, musice and a craft table for making handmade Mother’s Day cards.  This event benefits the Promise Place. The costs are: bracelets $35 and necklaces $25, while the smile on Mom’s face is free. The fees include a $10 donation from each piece to Promise Place.

The workshops will take place Saturdays, Apr. 24 and May 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays, Apr. 25 and May 2 from 12-3 p.m.
 

'Seussical Jr.' comes to Patriot Hall

The Flat Rock Middle School chorus is proud to present the musical, “Seussical, Jr.” Apr. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m., at Patriot Hall. This adaptation of the Broadway musical brings together the much loved characters from the Dr. Seuss books “orton Hears a Who!,” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Gertrude McFuzz.” Read More»

Southern Crescent Chorale raises $4,200 for Children's Village at Christian City

The Southern Crescent Chorale is happy to announce that the annual Benefit Concert held on Saturday, March 27 raised over $4,200.00 for the Children's Village at Christian City. In addition to a performance by the Southern Crescent Chorale, under the direction of Janice Folsom, the crowd was blessed with the beautiful music of the Woodward Academy choirs under the direction of Stephen Rotz and Suzanne Woodruff. This concert marks the Chorale's sixth benefit concert. Over $20,000.00 has been raised for children's organizations in the community through these benefit concerts. Read More»

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 25th year

The Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for its 25th season starting this Saturday and all of the fan favorites return, including the Birds of Prey show, the joust, turkey legs, all sorts of food on a stick, the Amazing Maze and much more. Read More»

Nature, Undisturbed opens Friday

Lucinda Bunnen will be one of the jurors this year. She has a show “From Hatcher’s Pond” opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta Apr. 23 and will speak there on May 12. Photo/Special.

Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone will open Nature Undisturbed, the second annual juried photography show, this Friday with a reception from 6-9 p.m. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in two categories. Over 350 photos were entered by 76 photographers from 10 different states. Read More»

In theaters now

In theaters now

Nino Young of Peachtree City was fortunate to be an extra in the just released movie “Letters To God” and is pictured at a pre-release screening event where he gave opening remarks. Based on a true story, it depicts how a boy handles adversity by writing letters to God and his impact on the lives of his family and friends. The movie is produced by the company that brought the inspirational films “Fireproof” and “Facing The Giants” and is now showing in local theatres. Young, 12, is a member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church and a student at Rising Starr Middle School. Photo/Special.

McIntosh String Orchestra performs free concert Thursday

The McIntosh String Orchestra Program will present a free Spring Concert, under the direction of James C. Hagberg, on Thursday, Apr. 15, at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh High School auditorium.  

Two groups will be featured on the program - McIntosh Philharmonic Strings and the McIntosh Symphonic Strings. Read More»

'Miss Stella' at Fayette County Public Library

'Miss Stella' at Fayette County Public Library

“Miss Stella,” Stella Cooper Mitchell, is a retired Fayette County school teacher. She has just published her third book and autographs one for a former student in Fayette County Junior High, Gina Prince Ramsey. She taught here for 26 years and did not begin writing books until she was 64 years old. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Spring Bird Walk at Sams Lake Sanctuary, Apr. 17

Join fellow nature lovers on a fun and informative morning Bird Walk on Saturday, April 17th at Sams Lake Sanctuary in Fayette County.  Brock Hutchins will lead the guided walk at the scenic wetland preserve owned by Southern Conservation Trust.

Hutchins has led many field trips and is the coordinator of the Peachtree City Christmas Bird Count for Audubon.

Sams Lake was donated to the Trust by the Ferrol Sams family in 1995.  The shallow ponds and nesting islands draw many native and migrating bird species, including green and blue heron, egrets and hawks.  Read More»

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