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Journey tribute band plays 'The Fred' tomorrow

The summer concert series at “The Fred” may have ended last Saturday with the Edwin McCain/10,000 Maniacs concert, but the Tribute Series will keep the music going. This Saturday, Georgia’s own, Departure, one of the most respected Journey tribute bands in the nation, performs.

“When I was researching the bands last season to come up with the schedule for this year’s series, they were one of the best of all the bands I heard,” said Tribute Series founder Chris Verdon. “Lucky for me, they were from the area.” Read More»

See 'Secretariat' in Fayetteville tonight

This Friday, August 26, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its last free “Moovie Night” of 2011 at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families and groups of all ages are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movie, as well as dancers from “Legacy Dance” will be performing. Read More»

KidzFest, FoodFest and HelpFest tomorrow at Shakerag Knoll

Nothing is free anymore, right?

Wrong!

Kidz Fest is free. The celebration of the end of summer returns Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. There will be free rides, free prizes for the kids and free parking. Read More»

PTC artist has piece picked for national show

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin with oil painting “Cattle Guard” selected for national show in Colorado. Photo/Special.

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin, fine artist of Peachtree City, recently received word that her oil painting “Cattle Guard” has been selected for a national juried show in Louisville, Colo. The 26th Annual National Fine Art Show opens Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 11, 2011.

The oil painting based on a photograph taken on a fall trip to Wyoming depicts a black bull standing by a cattle guard sternly eying the photographer while ostensibly guarding his harem on the open range. Read More»

Rick Ryckeley to discuss first book at PTC Library, Sept. 10

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are honored to present Rick Ryckeley, The Wife, and The Boy in the first ever event featuring the entire family, on September 10, at 1 p.m.

Rick will read from and discuss his book, “Musings from a Cluttered Mind.” The book is a compilation of his columns in “The Citizen” newspaper plus an introduction to each article. Read More»

Market Day in Fayetteville this Saturday

This Saturday is the third Downtown Fayetteville Market Day event for 2011 and offers a variety of handmade and homegrown items.  Along with 59 vendors, Fayetteville Main Street wants to encourage everyone to come out to the Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville and browse through a wide selection of local vendors showcasing their unique products.  Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, and birdhouses to fresh vegetables and breads are available for sale to the public. Half Shell restaurant will also be there serving “tasty” chili dogs and other items from their menu.  Read More»

Summer concert series ends with double bill

The Frederick Brown Jr. ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater will close out its 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series on Saturday, August 20 with a double bill featuring 10,000 Maniacs and Edwin McCain. Enjoy a fun-filled evening under the stars when gates open at 7 p.m., with Edwin McCain performing at 8 p.m., and 10,000 Maniacs taking the stage at 9 p.m. Read More»

Senoia Farmers Market open Aug. 13

The Senoia Farmers Market will place on Saturday, August 13th, in the parking lot next to City Hall on Main Street in downtown Senoia.  The Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. A variety of locally grown produce, homemade canned goods, and specialty items will be available. For more information, go to the events section of the enjoysenoia.com website, or contact Don Caputo, the Market Coordinator at 770-599-4148.

Newnan theatre presents a magical muggle murder mystery

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

On August 13 at 7 p.m., a new headmaster is being announced at the world's most famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, and all alumni and special guests are invited to attend a celebration in the Great Hall. Be sure to wear your dress robes. All your favorite characters will be in attendance, even a few you wish were not. The Ministry of Magic has insisted that every precaution be taken to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. Read More»

Fayetteville philanthropist attends the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Dr. MacDonald and her daughter in front of Buckingham Palace. Photo/Special.

Dr. Mona MacDonald, a resident of Fayetteville, recently attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, England, by invitation of Her Majesty, tThe Queen.

Dr. MacDonald was invited, along with her daughter, Zena Martin, who is a dual American-British citizen, living in London, for their philanthropic work in both the United States and United Kingdom.

Dr. MacDonald is the founder and President Emerita of the Greater Atlanta Colorful Arts Society, Inc. (http://colorfularts.org/) and founder of The Mona MacDonald Foundation for the Arts. Read More»

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