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PTC Kiwanis makes some good pancakes

PTC Kiwanis makes some good pancakes

Douglasville residents Amy and Chris Davis and 4-month-old Ansley were just a few of the multitude of people who arrived at McIntosh High School on Jan. 24 for the 23rd Annual Pancake Saturday sponsored by the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club. Photo/Ben Nelms.

'Songman' pays tribute to John Denver

Singalong night with classics

James Sennett, “The Songman,” will perform John Denver classics in Newnan on Feb. 6.

Sennett bills the night as “a celebration of the work of this iconic musician who was an integral part of American music in my teen years.”

He will perform “Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Annie's Song, Back Home Again” and more. “And, of course, singing along is allowed and encouraged,” Sennett said.

Sennett will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Leaf and Bean.

'WWII Heritage Days' set for April 18, 19

'Big Band' era hangar dance is Saturday

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be celebrated in April at the 12th annual “WWII Heritage Days” in Peachtree City.

The history festival is hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing and is held at the group’s Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

The festival is set for April 18 and 19 and will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both days. Read More»

Extension office teaching how to ready red clay for real results

Several gardening classes set for February

Several different classes are being offered in February by the Horticulture Program of the University of Georgia Fayette Extension office.

The classes are free and held next door to the Extension office in Room 210 of the Fayette County Administrative Complex. The times for each class vary, however.

The classes include the following;

Feb. 3 – Working with Georgia Clay; 10 a.m. Read More»

Breast cancer support group is meeting Feb.17

A breast cancer support group will meet in Fayetteville Feb. 17.

The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer.

The group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness center on the third floor of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), 1267 Highway 54 West.

For more information, contact Lesa Merritt (Piedmont Fayette Hospital Women's Imaging Center) at 770-719-6604.

Bell awarded highest rose society honor

Stephen Bell, Linda Reed of rose society

Linda Reed, President of the South Metro Rose Society (SMRS) recently presented the American Rose Society (ARS) Bronze Honor Medal for 2014 to Stephen Bell.

The Bronze Medal is the highest award that can be given at the local rose society level and is given for outstanding service over a sustained period of time.

Bell is an ARS Consulting Rosarian and has served as SMRS president for two years and 2nd vice president before that. He has served many years on the Garden Committee and on the Rose Show Committee in addition to working at many public outreach events. Read More»

Spivey Hall presents flute concert for youth

Performance part of youth concert series

As part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts series, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 11:15 a.m.

Founded in 1986, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble is a volunteer community flute choir comprised of 15 members under the direction of fellow member Kathy Farmer.
With more than ten C flutes, as well as dedicated alto flutes, bass flutes, and piccolo players, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble can perform a variety of contemporary flute choir arrangements as well as classics by Beethoven and Mozart. Read More»

Things to do-Jan.28-Feb.20

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Local artists hosting 'Valentine Social'

Art by AM Productions

Experience their art, create some, too

The art group, AM Productions, is hosting a “Valentine Social” featuring the work of members and the opportunity for couples to make their own art at craft stations.

The elegant event includes dinner catered by one of the group’s culinary artists, live musical entertainment, and a stand-up comedian. Couples who attend the event will create homemade gifts for one another.

The social is set for Friday, Feb. 13, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in Fayetteville. Read More»

Young golfers invited to tournament

Two-day, 36-hole event in Louisiana

Fayette County junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour (AJGT) Beaver Creek Spring Junior Classic in Zachary, LA at the Beaver Creek Golf Club.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is set for Feb. 21- 22 and is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, and hosted by AJGT.

The tournament entry fee is $185.00 and includes two days of green fees, tee gifts, and trophies in four age divisions
The tournament extended registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon. Read More»