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Things to Do-Jan.24-Jan.31

January

January 24

The Peachtree City Kiwanis Club is having the 24th annual Kiwanis all you can eat pancake breakfast todayy at McIntosh High. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is the winter social event of the year with great fellowship for the adults and face painting, clowns, and the DARE team to entertain the kids. The cost is $7 in advance and $8 at the door and kids under 4 are free. All the proceeds go to youth activities andprograms in Fayette County.

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Book sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Book Sale draws hundreds of people to spend the day buying gently used books that range from 50 cents to $5. Topics available range from History to Children’s books to Cook Books to Home Repair. You might even find a first edition or autographed books at the Antigues, Vintage and Collectibles table. Photo/Carolyn Cary

With hundreds expected to flock to The Friends of the Library sale in Fayetteville this weekend, a lottle history is in order.

The original library was started in 1929 by several ladies in Fayetteville. They kept it going until 1977 when the city and the county began to take it over.

It was originally called The Margaret Mitchell Library and was often stocked with books that Mitchell brought them.

When Fayette County took over the entire library the name was changed to the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

2015 Miss SCHS pageant to showcase talent

Essay, business attire are added to competition

The 2015 Miss Sandy Creek Scholarship Pageant will feature 13 contestants and new components to the competition.

Along with the formal wear presentation and individual interviews with judges, scoring will include the new areas of business attire presentation, an essay, and talent demonstration.

The pageant, sponsored by the Sandy Creek High School Choral Department as its biggest fundraiser of the year, is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Read More»

Storytelling concert, gala features Donald Davis

Workshop is part of fun

Renowned storyteller Donald Davis will perform in Peachtree City during a three-part event that includes fun, food, and learning.

The Southern Crescent Storytellers and Friends of the Peachtree City Library are presenting a “Storytelling workshop, Gala and Concert” on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Saville Art Studio, 401 Dividend Dr. in Peachtree City.

The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. At 5 p.m., participants will have a catered dinner, and at 6:30 p.m., Davis will perform a storytelling concert.

Tickets are $15 for the workshop, dinner and concert package. Read More»

Accomplished opera singer to perform spirituals

Church upbringing instilled musical instinct

Indra Thomas may be the best-kept opera secret in America, but European opera houses know her well.

She possesses a full blown lyrico-spinto soprano and is one of the finest Verdi singers around. Best of all, she will perform “An Evening of Spirituals” on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Newnan.

As the daughter of a Baptist minister, she has all the instincts for spirituals.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan. Read More»

'Masters of Soul' brings Motown beat to Newnan

Enjoy costumes, choreography from height of Motown era

A celebration of Motown and soul music, “Masters of Soul,” is scheduled for the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County this month.

Some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered during the 1960’s in the Motor City of Detroit and their music became known as Motown and soul.

“Masters of Soul” is a celebration of those artists, their music and their style -- costumes from that era will be featured during the performance. The choreographed tribute to both male and female groups will backed up by a live band. Read More»

Diverse blood donors needed

All types needed

The Red Cross is calling for blood donors as unique as the patients it serves, and has set up more than 100 donor locations around the Metro Atlanta area to ensure an adequate blood supply.

The effort is being made in honor of Black History Month in February, and also in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer.

All blood types are currently needed to help maintain a diverse and sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Read More»

Meet author of 'Lemonade Journal'

Book is tale of family secrets

Author Sandy McDaniel will sign copies of her book, Lemonade Journal, on Feb. 1 at the Peachtree City Library.

The book explores the secrets of a family from a small town in the mid-20th Century and is loosely based on her grandparents.

McDaniel will sign copies from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 201 Willowbend Road.

For information, visit PeachtreeCityLibraryFriends.org.

GOP celebrating Reagan

Birthday dinner includes Air Force One pilot

The Fayette County Republican Party is planning a birthday celebration dinner to honor the late President Ronald Reagan.

The dinner is Feb. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature guest speaker United States Air Force Brigadier General (Ret.) Larry Wright.

Wright piloted Reagan to his inauguration on Jan. 20, 1981 on Air Force One.

For information of to make reservations, go to http://myfayettegop.org/events/ronald_reagan_dinner

Newnan Theatre Company kicks off new year

"Almost Maine' begins this month in Newnan

38th season begins with "Almost Maine'

The Newnan Theatre Company is kicking off its 38th year with a production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.”

The play takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. But all is not quite right in the frosty cold night.

As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Read More»