Things to Do-Feb.1-March 11

February 1

The Fayette County Library is offering three financial education workshops in February to patrons designed to increase financial wealth through increased knowledge of financial management.
The workshops are:
“Understanding the Jargon,” Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. – Cynthia McCrary of BetterInvesting – GA Chapter will teach the meaning of key terms of investing used by financial professionals. This class is designed for the beginner investor to enhance their knowledge of the stock market and financial investing.
“Tax Help,” Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. – Yvette D. Best, author and Tax Accountant will discuss ways to identify the right tax preparer and how to maximize your tax refunds.
“Budgeting 101,” Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. – Joey Martin, financial services representative will present a personal financial management education workshop discussing ways to spend less and save more, so you can invest for your future.
All workshops are free and open to the public. All programs are designed to educate and not promote services through selling.
The Fayette County Public Library is located at 1821 Heritage Way in Fayetteville.
For more information, contact public services librarian Gina Martin at 770-461-8841.

February 2

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club welcomes guests and members to attend its next meeting at 6:30 pm at the Fayette GOP Headquarters, 174 N. Glynn St in Fayetteville.The featured speaker, Colonel Jose Muratti Jr. (Ret.), knew former president Ronald Reagan personally and was with him at the time of the failed assassination attempt and later on at the hospital while he recovered.Light refreshments will be served. Contact gfrwcga@gmail.com for more information.

The Whitewater High School Fine Arts Department will present “Sister Act” Feb. 2-4 at 7 p.m.Pre-sale tickets are currently available online. They will also be available at the door each night.
Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, this musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. “Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, ‘Sister Act’ will leave audiences breathless,” show organizers stated. “A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, ‘Sister Act’ is reason to rejoice.”
The show is also billed as kid-friendly with something for almost everyone. For more information about the show, visit http://whitewaterchorus.com.

“Cooking with Heart” is today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail). Emily Peterson, dietician with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta, shares heart-healthy cooking tips during this mouthwatering cooking demonstration. Learn about the risk factors of heart disease and prevention as well healthy choices to improve your heart health through cooking. 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 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.

The Fayette County Republican Party monthly breakfast
meeting begins with coffee, pancakes and eggs, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Fayette Event Center located at 174 North Glynn St. in Fayetteville. Come join the group for a full breakfast at a donation of $8 per person. Enjoy coffee, breakfast and mingle time, until the speaker starts at 9 a.m. The keynote speaker is retired U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Contact the FCRP headquarters for further information or details 770-716-1545.

The Fayette County Public Library invites the community to a book signing by Fayette County resident Richard Johnston today at 1 p.m.
Johnston will talk about his book, “Choctaw Woman: Mela Comes Home,” a historical novel inspired by his family history. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.
The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways 85 and 54. For additional information, phone 770-461-8841.

February 8

“Herb the Enthusiasm” is today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Spice up your life with herbs from your cupboard. Beth Hovis with the Fayetteville Herb Shop will discuss everyday herbs found right in your pantry to use to rev up the flavor in your recipes. Get the scoop on the best herbs to use for cooking and more.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.

February 11

The Peachtree City Humanists will commemorate the 208th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and celebrate his contributions to science with an event today from 2-5 p.m. in the Floy Farr Room of the Peachtree City Library.
It is being billed as an afternoon of learning and fun with refreshments, a trivia contest, and a special presentation by Dr. Bethany Lynn Turner-Livermore, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University.

All registered voters who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, believe in its declaration of policy, and are in sympathy with its aims and purposes are invited to the precincts mass meeting today at the Heritage Christian Church at 2130 Redwine Road in Fayetteville to elect officers and delegates and alternates to the county convention. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and ends sharply at 10 a.m. Membership nor fees are required. Contact the Fayette County Republican Party at 770-716-1545, or visit the website http://www.MyFayetteGop.org.

February 14

“Vegetable Gardening 101” is today from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Fayette County Administration Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue (Suite 210) in Fayetteville.Join Sandy Golden, master gardener extension volunteer, as she shares techniques to grow your own home vegetables. This free class will focus on-site selection, purchasing plants (transplants vs. seeds), succession planting, and pest management.For more information, or to RSVP, contact the extension office at 770-305-5412 x 7 or uge2113@uga.edu.

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.

February 21

The Fayette Master Gardener Association will host a free lecture today at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City.
Tony Harris, a Cherokee Nation citizen, will discuss ethnobotany, the scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people concerning plants and their medical, religious and other uses. Harris has been instrumental in establishing the Cherokee Garden at Green Meadows Preserve (Cobb County) to education the community about native plants that were important to the Cherokees. About 600 plants were used for medicine, food, weapons, crafts, lodging, canoes and basketry.For more information, email fayettemga@gmail.com.

February 24

Promise Place is hosting its annual comedy benefit, “Promise You’ll Laugh,” at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta will entertain the audience, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting Promise Place. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For tickets, please visit www.promiseplace.org, or call Vanessa Wilkins @ 770-461-3839 ext. 152.

March 11

The annual Friends of Wadsworth Concert returns March 11 to Charles Wadsworth Auditorium, with Newnan’s own soprano Courtenay “Becky” Budd as host and featuring both new and some familiar faces. The series carries on the spring concerts made popular by Newnan famous son and world renowned pianist Charles Wadsworth, founding director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. The 2017 “Friends of Wadsworth Concert – The Legacy Continues” is Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson St., Newnan. General admission sales, with tickets $25 each, open Feb. 13.

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