Things to Do-Jan.4-Jan.31

Things to Do-Jan.4-Jan.31

January

January 4

“Good Food Gone Bad” is today from, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).The food landscape is ever changing and it is so important to keep up with the changes. Donna Savage with the USDA gives useful food safety tips. From ways to prevent cross-contamination to ensuring proper cooking and temperature regulations, learn ways to keep your food safe for your consumption.
This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

January 5

Maternity Center tours at Piedmont Fayette Hospital provide expectant families an opportunity to tour our maternity center including labor and delivery and mother/baby units. Information will be provided about the admission process and questions will be answered. Registration is not required. Dates for January tours include every Thursday during the month (Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26) from 6-7 p.m. as well as Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m.
For more information on Family Care Center Tours at Fayette, phone 770-719-6005.

January 6

“Striking it Rich” is today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).Jim Scott shares the stories of the Georgia gold rush. Discover the fact and fiction behind the history of gold in our home state.This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

January 7

Childbirth Preparation is an all-day class offering information on recognizing signs and stages of labor, planned/unplanned cesarean births, induction and augmentation of labor along with pain management options such as relaxation, breathing techniques, epidurals, analgesics. The role of the support person will also be discussed. A tour of the maternity center is included.
The next class, which will be led by Ryan Heeb, RN, CCCE, is today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Cancer Wellness Center’s activity room. Fee is $100. Bring a pillow for comfort. Find out more and register at www.piedmont.org/classes-and-events/classes-and-events.

The Fayette County Republican Party monthly breakfast is today at the Fayette Event Center located at 174 North Glynn St, Fayetteville. Mingle time and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. with speakers beginning at 9 a.m. The keynote speaker is retired Republican United States Representative from the 3rd Congressional District of Georgia, Lynn A. Westmoreland. Representative Westmoreland has served the state of Georgia for twelve years. For more information please contact GOP Headquarters 770-716-1545 or see our website http://www.myfayettegop.org.

The annual Christmas Tree Recycling is today from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at three locations: Peachtree City Home Depot, behind the Kedron Kroger, and at the Rockaway Road Recycling Center.
Please remove all tinsel and decorations from trees (no flocked trees).

January 9

A class on Infant CPR and Choking will be offered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital today at 6 p.m. for a fee of $10.This is an infant CPR and choking skills class and practice session designed to help until EMS arrives.
If attending as a couple or a group of two, phone 877-527-3712 for couples discount information. The class will take place in the Dietary Conference Room located near the cafeteria.

January 10

“Coffee with a Cop” is today from 8-10 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).The Fayetteville Police Department will be joining us for some morning coffee. Ask any questions you may have or just say hello when you drop in at any point during this time to have a chance to share a cup of coffee and meet some of Fayetteville’s local law enforcement. This program is free and no pre-registration is required. Phone 770-461-0813 for questions. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

Baby Dayz is a free monthly informational group led by Piedmont Fayette Hospital Lactation Consultant Jan Mannion, RN, that offers support to mothers of infants up to one year old.The class meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fayette County Library Community Room, 1821 Heritage Parkway in Fayetteville. The next meeting is today Mothers are welcome to bring infants up to one year old to the class.
For more information, contact Jan Mannion at 770-719-6005.

“Get to Know Fayette Senior Services” is today from 10-10:45 a.m. at FSS’ Peachtree City location (McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail). Join in these monthly meetings to learn more about Fayette Senior Services’ Life Enrichment Center and social services. This is a great opportunity for those interested in becoming an FSS member to learn more about the benefits of membership. In addition, learn more about the social services offered by our organization and how to take advantage of them if needed.
This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

January 12

“The Estate You Leave Behind” is today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
Join Jennifer Camp with Edward Jones and Robert Goldberg with Goldberg & Associates as they share the importance of having an estate plan in order. From both the financial and legal standpoint, you’ll get information on the ins and outs of working with a team to set up your estate plan, why you should have one prepared, how they work and tips for dealing with them.This program is $10 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration. Phone 770-461-0813 or stop by any location to register. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club is pleased to host guest speaker Mark Rountree, president of Landmark Communications, at our upcoming monthly meeting today at Tim’s Country Kitchen in Fayetteville. Please arrive by 6 pm to make your way through the buffet line prior to the 6:30 pm meeting start time. Guests are welcome!

January 14

Breastfeeding Basics provides information to expectant couples on the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, correct positioning and latch, milk volume expectations and breast pumps. It will also cover what to expect during the early breastfeeding days as well as later returning to work. The class is from 10 a.m.-noon, and is led by Jan Mannion in the Cancer Wellness Activity Room at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, third floor. Fee is $10.
For more information, contact Jan Mannion at 770-719-6005.

January 16

A parade and program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sponsored by the Fayette County branch of the NAACP, is scheduled for today in Fayetteville.Parade participants line up in the Fayette County High School parking lot between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Breakfast items will be available for sale at the school beginning at 9 a.m.
The parade begins at 10:30, proceeding from the school down Hood Avenue to Hwy. 85, Hwy. 54 and back to the school. A commemorative program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Sams Auditorium, 205 Lafayette Drive in Fayetteville. Admission is free.

January 18

“Putting It in OverDrive” is today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Join Jessica Kuhr and Sarah Trowbridge with the Fayette County Public Library as they help us dive into the wonderful world of eBooks, audiobooks and more from your local public library. Learn about the OverDrive app that provides free access to library members to over millions of titles to enjoy on your tablet. You must have an active library membership to participate and can stop by any local library to get one before the program if needed. Please download the app to your device before. This program is for iPad and Android tablet users only (Kindle Fire users program coming in February). This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

January 20

Friends of the Fayette County Public Library Books Sale is today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first book sale of the year features over 10,000 books in 24 different categories. Books range in price from 25 cents to 50 cents for most children’s books to $5 for current best sellers. Proceeds from the book sales help support the Summer Reading Program and Wednesday Baby Time for ages 0-3 years as well as numerous other programs. Book donations are accepted at the library anytime. For information or questions, contact the Fayette County Library at 770-305-5331.

January 23

“The Road to Pinewood Forrest” is today from 2-3 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
Rob Parker, president of Pinewood Forrest, will give an overview of this newest Fayette County development. Learn all about the vision of creating this new remarkable community and what to expect from it in addition to what great things it will contribute to our county. From new restaurants and shops to homes and entertainment, Pinewood Forrest will bring a new spin to Fayette County.
This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

January 25

“All You Need Is Seed” is today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Don’t let the winter stop you from preparing for your spring garden. Joyce Spindler with the Peachtree City Garden Club teaches us the methods to winter sowing, an easy gardening technique that starts seedlings growth in containers that are ready to be planted when spring arrives. Learn the technique and do a hands-on demonstration to winter sowing. You will create and take home your own seedling container.
This program is $5 and materials are included. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration. Phone 770-461-0813 or stop by any location to register. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

“Camera Button-ology” is today from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). With so many cameras available, translating the specifications and options into everyday use can be complicated. Dana Scott with DMS Creative Solutions will help us learn simple tricks to using the variety of buttons, shooting modes, exposures and more to better understand what it all means. Bring your camera and manual to class.
This program is $15. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration. Phone 770-461-0813 or stop by any location to register. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

January 31

“Not So Guilty Pleasures” is today from 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail).
Our dreams have come true. We have all heard that baby aspirin, enjoying a glass of wine and eating some delicious chocolate is good for our cardiovascular health and it’s all true. Each of these can offer protective benefits for our heart. Kathy Rainwater with Southern Grace Hospice will teach us the history of chocolate, wine and aspirin and the role they can play in making our hearts stronger.
This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.