Things to do-Jan.12-Feb.18

Things to do-Jan.12-Feb.18

January

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!

The Senoia Historical Society is scheduled to meet today at 7 p.m. at the Senoia Historical Society Museum, 6 Couch Street in Senoia.Members and guests will be treated to visits from two famous literary figures from Coweta County’s past. Carol Chancey, director of the Moreland Community Historical Society (and supporter of storytelling and of the Southern Crescent Storytellers), will be speaking to members and guests, introducing many for the first time to the museums honoring Lewis Grizzard and Erskine Caldwell, and offering an introduction to the lives of these men. Neal Peeples, of Southern Crescent Storytellers, will be channeling columnist and humorist Grizzard while Society member Ralph Arnold will read selections from Caldwell’s powerful Depression era novels. Doors open at 6:30.

The Whitewater Talent Show is today at 7 p.m. at the Whitewater High School auditorium. There will be a middle school and high school division. Tickets are $5 at the door and proceeds benefit the Whitewater High School Choral Department.

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.

Baby Basics, open to expectant mothers and their spouses or partners, provides information and guidance related to the care of the newborn. Topics discussed include bathing, diapering, burping, feeding, calming techniques for a fussy baby, car safety seats, immunizations, circumcisions, signs of illness and when to call the pediatrician.
The class is led by Jan Mannion in the Cancer Wellness Activity Room at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, third floor. the class is today from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Jan Mannion at 770-719-6005.

January 15

Join the Fayette County Historical Society today at 3 p.m. at their headquarters for a clean-up. Annual filing, cleaning and rearranging file drawers. All hands on deck needed to spruce things up.

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 17

The Fayette Master Gardener Association invites the public to a free lecture today at 10:30 a.m. at the Peachtree City Library, 201 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City.
The topic is “Do’s and Don’ts for Home Pest Control.”
Teresa Bieriger, Newnan office manager for Active Pest Control, will present and will address controversial issues concerning mosquitos, termites, neo-nicotinoids, vegetable garden design considerations, treatment of pollinators and beneficials, differences in chemicals’ effects on gender, age, pets, fish, birds & wildlife. She will discuss these subjects and their relationships to commercial pest control in and around the home, as well as entertaining Q&A after the presentation.Teresa is a State of Georgia Certified Operator in both Wood Destroying Organisms and Household Pest Control. She also has her Commercial Applicator license for Mosquito Control, and continues her education at the Griffin campus of UGA where she has completed several programs: Urban and Structural Pest Management, Integrated Pest Management Workshop, and the Termite Control Workshop. This month, she attends the three=day Georgia Pest Control Association Winter Conference in Athens at UGA.For more information, contact fayettemga@gmail.com.

Interested in being a foster or adoptive parent? An informational meeting is today at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services Office at 905 Ga. Highway 85 South in Fayetteville.

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.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” opens its run today at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. The show runs Jan. 20-Feb.19 and features such songs as
“Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Stand by Me” and more.
Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” isn’t just great music – it’s compelling musical theatre. The show plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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.

Today’s program of the South Metro Rose Society “will feature something that has not been done at one of our meetings in a very long time,” according to organizers. Get ready to quiz the experts as a panel of Consulting and Master Rosarians will be here to answer questions about basic rose growing knowledge. They will discuss each question and give background information to increase our knowledge about each topic. Find out the latest information on pruning, soil preparation, mulching, fertilization, disease and insect control, and more. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Heritage Bank at 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. For more meeting information phone 770-776-7123.

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 28

The Peachtree City Kiwanis’ 26th annual Pancake Breakfast is today from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the McIntosh High School Cafeteria.
Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea for the price of $8 in advance ($9 at the door. Children under 4 are free. The event also includes clowns, balloons, face painting, and more. If ice/snow postponement required, the event will be held Feb. 4. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member and online at www.peachtreecitykiwanis.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.

February

February 4

Phenomenal Women’s Health is now accepting registration for its “Loving Me Phenomenally With Endless Possibilities” mentorship program. Girls ages 11-15 are welcome to attend a two month course. A variety of classes are taught on finances, stem, self-esteem, etiquette, bullying, healthy relationships and much more. It takes place at the Fayette County Library starting February 4. Space is limited. If interested contact us at phenomenalwomenshealth@yahoo.com or call 404-268-5451.

February 18

The 48th annual Miss Pride of Fayette County pageant, returning to the community after a one-year hiatus, is today at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. Applications are now being accepted.
The pageant allows young ladies from ages 3 to 18 who are residents of Fayette County to compete for the titles of Tiny Miss Pride (ages 3-5), Little Miss Pride (grades K-2), Young Miss Pride (grades 3-5), Junior Miss Pride (grades 6-8) and Miss Pride (grades 9-12). Winners will be awarded a crown, custom sash, flowers and the opportunity to represent Fayette County at various charitable and civic events throughout the year.The Miss Pride of Fayette County pageant is a fundraiser for the Fayette County High School Marching Band. For an application or more information, visit www.missprideoffayettecounty.com or contact specialevents@fayettecountyband.org.