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Alzheimer’s Walk planning meeting is this weekend

Pictured from the left are Corrine Eakins, Logistics Chair;  Alexis Shaffer, Logistics Committee; Becky Fitzgerald, Team Retention Co-Chair; Sue Shaffer, Walk Chair; Juanita McDowell, Team Retention Co-Chair; Debbie Britt, Walk Co-Chair; Sally Fleming, Logistic Committee; and Emily Richter, Alzheimer’s Association Walk Coordinator, Atlanta Area. Photo/Special.

The first step in organizing any successful venture is proper planning.  And it’s never too early to plan, especially when your key objective is to raise funds to provide free services to Georgia families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. Over 200,000 Georgia citizens have this memory altering disease.  Read More»

Things to do-March 12-May 3

March

March 12

The deadline for applications for the 29th annual Art and Music Showcase is today..  The showcase is open to all Fayette County students in grades one through 12.  Application forms and contest rules are available at your school and the Peachtree City Library.
 Over $4,000 win prizes will be awarded at the annual event, which is March 24 at 7 p.m. at The Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City. For additional information, visit the Peachtree City Kiwanis website at www.peachtreecitykiwanis.org.
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Concert series announced in Fayetteville

Kansas kicks off the series. Photo/Special.

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater in Fayetteville this year?”

The Southern Ground Amphitheater is excited to announce its lineup for the 2014 Summer Concert Series. This year continues the amphitheater’s long-standing tradition of bringing great entertainers at an affordable price, at the most comfortable outdoor venue in the region. Read More»

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ rides into town

"Driving Miss Daisy” will be performed by Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre  March 14 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. 2014 is the Centre’s 10th anniversary season. Photo/Special.

After opening the 2014 season with a return of the “Masters of Motown” in January and Shakespeare’s “MacBeth,” in February, the Centre in Newnan continues with several other performances this season.

The beloved “Driving Miss Daisy”comes to the Centre next Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan celebrates its 10th anniversary year with several community performances in the coming months, including a familiar Southern tale next week. Read More»

One of county’s oldest traditions starts Friday

One of county’s oldest traditions starts Friday

The 2012 Miss Pride winners. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Band Boosters are proud to announce that the 46th Annual Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant will be held on March 7 and March 8. All Fayette County girls from 3 years of age through 12th grade are eligible to participate.

This year the winner of the high school division will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and the first runner up will win a $500 scholarship. The scholarship is being donated this year by Dr. Scott T. McPherson, DDS, Peachtree City Orthodontics and Big Frog. Read More»

The Fred announces lineup for 20th season

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City is proud to announce the 2014 Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series under the stars. 2014 will be the 20th anniversary of the Summer Concert Series and The Fred is proud to present the following all-star lineup in celebration of this historic event:

May 17- Gladys Knight
June 21- Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
July 12- The Beach Boys
July 26- Michael Bolton
August 2-Arrival-The Music of Abba
September 27-TBA (Will be announced May 24) Read More»

Things to do-March 6-March 29

March

March 6

The MOMS Cub is sponsoring a Spirit Night at Chick Fil-A Dwarf House, 221 Banks Station today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring the kiddos out in their best princess and pirate finery to enjoy the fun! We’ll have face painting and a free throw contest! MOMS Club of Fayetteville will get a portion of the proceeds to support the Church Street Park Improvement Project,

March 7
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All Childrens Playground to get new surface

The All Childrens Playground is a popular destination for young families in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

At more than 12 years old, the All Childrens Playground in Peachtree City has been showing its age.

The rubberized surface designed to be traversed by kids of all abilities has had several potholes emerge. To address the issue, the entire playground will be resurfaced with a similar material that is expected to last longer into the future, city officials said.

The Peachtree City Council approved a $63,658 contract for the work at its Feb. 20 meeting. The contract was awarded to Bliss Products and Services Inc. of Lithia Springs. Read More»

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek High School senior Lauren Owens (center) was crowned Miss Sandy Creek 2014 during the Miss Sandy Creek Pageant held Feb. 22. From left: Kelsey Dailey, Runner-up, People’s Choice Award; Fourth Runner-up and winner of the Spirit Award (most sponsorship money raised), Chelsee Montana Rice; Third Runner-up (tie) Kasey Melkonian; Miss Sandy Creek and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Lauren Owens; First Runner-up Ellie Klarl; Second Runner-up Dia Martin; and Third Runner-up (tie) Ivy Newland. Photo by Mark Turner, Turner PhotoDesign, turnerphotodesign.com.

Blended Heritage Festival is Friday

Crystal Cornejo delivered a mesmerizing performance of multiethnic dance as part of the 2013 Blended Heritage program. Photos/Special.

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library welcome the community to the 16th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. As always, the Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge.
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