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April 10

Did you know that oral health can be an indicator of your overall health? The health of your mouth is linked to heart disease and stroke, respiratory disease, arthritis, diabetes and gastrointestinal disease. Sixty Plus at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Fayette Senior Services will present a seminar on the importance of maintaining excellent oral health as we age  today at 11:30 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville, Ga. Join Dave Lee, D.M.D., for a highly informative discussion and learn about the newest trends in prevention, diagnosis and treatment for teeth, gums, implants and dentures. Breakfast provided. There is no charge for the program; however, registration is required. To register, call 770-461-0813.


“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 11

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 12

Ladies on Spokes will have its annual Spring Spin Off at 9 a.m. All levels of riders can participate at PrimePoint Garden,1205 Ga. Highway 92 South in Fayetteville.
Hear about our ladies cycling club. Join in on a group ride to Lake Horton. For more information, email  sbarnette@ladiesonspokes.com. or call 832-221-4940.

Paws for a Purpose
Dog walk and Canine 5k run is today. This event is for the dogs! The sixth annual charity dog walk and run features your dog, your family, pet adoptions, contests, local vendors and more. For additional information and race registration please go to:
http://www.fayettedaybreak.org For questions or additional information contact: Carol Stallings at 770- 487-9399, or email: casb125@numail.org.

The Fayette County Democratic Committee (FCDC) will host its next general meeting at 9 a.m.  The venue for the gathering is the Fayetteville IHOP.  The group meets at the IHOP every second Saturday of the month.  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Come out and learn what is happening in your community and your state.  For more information, visit the FCDC website, www.fayettedems.org.

Family fun day is from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Rowland Road Pavilion in Brooks. Bring your family to this festive day for a great cause to benefit two of the children of Fayette Woman art director, Heather Ward, who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), a complicated and challenging disorder. Treatments are expensive and the family fun day will help to offset costs for the children and raise awareness of this difficult disease. Tickets are $15 and include lunch and all kids’ activities, with a maximum cost of $70 per family. Children under 2 are free.  Activities include laser tag, My Reptile Guys, magician Ken Scott, face painting, and music by Line Creek Bluegrass Band. For more information, contact Heather Ward at heather@fightingpandas.com or 404-227-5341. For more information about PANS/PANDAS, go to www.fightingpansandpandas.com.

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 8 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 13

“Thrill Me,” a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924, is today at 3 p.m. at Newnan Community Theatre Company.
When it happened, this shocking story dominated the news for weeks. It was so hard to understand. Why would two privileged college students do such a thing? They were soon caught and pleaded guilty. At their sentencing hearing, Clarence Darrow argued eloquently for their lives. They were sentenced to life in prison, where Loeb was murdered, but Leopold survived to be paroled in 1958. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.

April 14

American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meet today at the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn St, Fayetteville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck supper and program/business meeting at 7:30 p.m.   April program is the 2014 Public Safety Awards presentation.   Top law enforcement and fire/EMS personnel from the seven county departments will be honored by Post 105.  Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105.  http://www.americanlegionpost105ga.org.


April 15

“How to use V.A. Benefits to Pay for Medical Expenses” is today at the Hope Center in Fayetteville at 6 p.m.
Elder law attorney Robert Goldberg will discuss how veterans and surviving spouses can use the VA aid and attendance benefit to help cover the cost of medical care. To register for the event or inquire further, please call, 770-229-5729
Free and open to the public.

A GOP Candidates’ Forum for school board candidates is today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Susan Stopford will moderate this forum at the Fayette Event Center in Fayetteville.

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living’s free educational Alzheimer’s support group class is today at 6:30 p.m. at 1294 Ga.  Highway 54 West, Fayetteville.  Call Lisa Hardy at 770-719-9010 for more information.

April 17

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will hold their evening meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Fayette County Republican Party Headquarters, 174 Glynn Street North, Fayetteville today.  The guest speaker will be U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.  Also speaking will be Richard Woods, candidate for the Republican nomination for State School Superintendant.  All interested Republicans are welcome.  A light supper will be provided by GFRWC.   For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or ptcdebby@bellsouth.net.

The Fayette Humane Society will hold its semi-annual yard sale from 9 a.m  to 3 p.m. at Tack Trolley Horse & Pet Supply - Hwy 85 - Fayetteville.
All proceeds will benefit the Fayette Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization.
For more information, call 770-487-1073.

This year’s Huddleston Hustle. The Kids’ Fun Run (.5 mile) begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the Kids’ Marathon (1 mile). The 5K race will begin following both of these events. Registration is $12 for the Fun Run, $15 for the Kid’s Marathon and $20 for the 5K event. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, go to www.huddlestonelementary.org. All proceeds from this event will benefit instructional technology programs at the school. Registration by March 28 will guarantee a T-shirt. Race packets may be picked up April 18 from 3:15-6:00 p.m. in the school gym or the morning of race day.

April 18

“Chicago” is today at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

April 19

An Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department is today, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy games such as the Moonwalk, face painting and the fishing game. The Peachtree City Fire Department will have fun safety activities along with their Education Bus and fire trucks. The Easter egg hunt is free and for children ages 2 through 11. The Easter egg hunt is at Shakerag Park on McIntosh Trail/Kelly Dr. near the Amphitheater. Bring your own Easter basket or decorate your own Easter bag.  Please no pets. For additional information call Nancy at 770-301-7588 or e-mail her at smile2day216@bellsouth.net.

Join other music lovers for Pickin’ on the Square! All musicians are invited to come down to Newnan’s Historic Courthouse Square and play.  All music genres and skill levels are welcome.  Acoustic only. The event starts at 11 a.m.

The Huddleston Hustle
5K, Kids’ Fun Run and  Kids’ Marathon is today at Huddleston Elementary School.
Race day registration and race bag pick-up is Saturday at 7:15 a.m.
The first race begins at 8 a.m.. with the other races immediately following. All races begin and end in the school bus loop Runners may also pick up their race bag April 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the school gym. For more information, contact Nancy Gibbs at 770-714-1352.

The fifth annual Prevent Child Abuse Day is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Department of Family and Childrens’ Services. The event features games, a petting zoo and much more.

“Chicago” is today at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

April 20

“Chicago” is today at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.



April 22

Prevent Child Abuse Fayette will hold its fifth annual benefit dinner today.  For the last four years, some of the finest community leaders become servers in a local restaurant to raise funds that will enable PCA Fayette to provide child abuse prevention training at no or low cost for professionals, youth, faith organizations and the community at large.  
This year the event is being held at Spring Hill Elementary School to highlight the news that the focus for this event is to raise money to fully fund the Stewards of Children prevention training for all 2,500 Fayette County School System employees. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 404-291-1602.

A GOP Candidates’ Forum for State Senate, District 18 candidates is today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aaron Wright will moderate this forum at the Fayette Event Center in Fayetteville.


April 24

The spring Taste of Newnan is today from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for downtown’s most popular event. Coweta restaurants and caterers show off their best eats.

Pyke & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law will be conducting free seminars on the basics of estate planning.  These seminars will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City April 24 and Tuesday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to  9 p.m. both days. A catered meal will be served 30 minutes before the seminars. Contact:  770-507-2500 ext.2 or www.cpyke.com.

April 25

“Chicago” is today at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

Family Fish Fry Day is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fayette Event Center at 174 N. Glynn St. in  Fayetteville. There is a $15 donation for adults and a $10 donation for children under 12
Fried catfish, fried tilapia or flounder, hush puppies,
cold slaw, vegetables, beverage, and dessert are included. Guest speaker is David Pennington, Republican candidate for Governor.

The event is hosted by the Fayette County Republican Party. For more information, contact Jim Richter at
404-490-9172 or email jimric314@gmail.com
Seating is limited, so please purchase your tickets early. You can use your credit card to purchase tickets at http://www.myfayettegop.org.

April 26

The sights and sounds of The Greatest Generation will come alive when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the eleventh annual “WWII Heritage Days” April 26-27. The history festival will be held at The Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.The weekend will again feature historic aircraft, antique cars, vintage military vehicles, guest speakers, education displays, demonstrations by reenactors portraying Allied and Axis troops, and activities for school age kids.  Highlights include an opening ceremony recognizing local WWII veterans and a 1940’s hangar dance.
The theme of the 2014 opening ceremony, Honoring The Women of The Greatest Generation, will pay tribute to women who served in the military and on the Home Front.  Activities begin at 9:30am with a patriotic music program performed by Bombshells United. Suggested donation for “WWII Heritage Days” is $5, Children 5 and under free.  “WWII Heritage Days” will be held rain or shine. Please no pets. Tickets for “Keep ‘em Flying” are $50 before April 21st, $60 at the door.  Reserved tables and group discounts available.  All ticket sales final.  For more information, please visit www.wwiidays.org or call 678-364-1110.

The Fayette County Board of Realtors in partnership with Rachel’s Dance Connection is excited to announce the second annual “Fayette Celebrity Dancers” charity benefit today at Starr’s Mill High School.  Show time is 7p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Celebrity Dancers represent a wide array of Fayette County businesses, industries and arenas.  All are volunteering their time and talents to partner with Rachel’s experienced dancers for an unforgettable show.  Ten couples are already hard at work practicing weekly to learn their dance routines and show off their ability to captivate an audience.
How can you be a part of it?  You may to go to the website, www.FayetteCelebrityDancers.com and vote for your favorite couple.  One dollar or more per vote or just donate to the event.  Your pledge and donation will determine the People’s Choice award.  Tickets are available at the website ($15 in advance or $20 at the door), through any of the dancers or at the Fayette County Board of Realtors.

Senoia’s citywide yard sale is today. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Historical Society on Couch Street with coffee and doughnuts.

“Chicago” is today at  3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

Legacy Christian Church of Senoia is hosting a marriage conference through WinShape Marriage today.  The event is from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. and Legacy is inviting the whole community to attend. More than 4,000 couples annually benefit from WinShape Marriage, a ministry of Chick-fil-A, which creates opportunities for marital transformation.  This seminar will give attendees an opportunity to explore and prioritize their relationship in three mini sessions with sample topics to include: creating values and a vision for your relationship, dealing with barriers of personality differences and past wounds, and striving for healthy communication. The cost of the conference is $15 per couple and $7.50 per individual and includes a Chick-fil-A lunch.  Early registration is encouraged due to limited space.  More information and registration can be accessed here: www.legacysenoia.org/marriageconference.

A spring concert by the Peachtree Wind Ensemble is at 3 p.m. today. The concert features selections by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, Leonard Bernstein, John Phillup Sousa, and Henry Filmore.  Admission is free.  The concert is at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The Sandy Creek High School band program will hold a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SCHS Patriot Field parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the SCHS bands. SCHS band students are requesting donations of items to be sold in the sale. Items in good condition may be dropped off in the SCHS parking lot April 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The rain date is May 3, with drop-off scheduled for May 2. Pick-up of certain larger items may be arranged. The SCHS Jazz Band will perform during the sale, and food will be available for purchase. The sale will showcase the talent of the SCHS band students while raising funds for the 2014–2015 school year. The community is invited to join this effort by donating to and/or shopping at this event. For additional information or to donate, please contact Leesa Norwood at leesanorwood@gmail.com or Rosalyn Eatman at Rosalyn.JacksonEatman@equifax.com.
 

April 27

The next blood drive at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is today from 8 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. If you are not aware, blood donations are down.  There is a shortage of blood products in our area.  If you can donate,there are openings starting at 8 a.m. No donors will be accepted after 12:55 p.m.

“Chicago” is today at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

April 28

The South Metro Rose Society meets today at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank at 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. This month’s program features Master Rosarian and American Rose Society Judge, Bobbie Reed, who will speak on exhibiting roses. This is a great lead into the society’s annual rose show on May 17 and 18 in Fayetteville and for those who wish to enter roses or better understand the judging process. Reed has grown roses for over 25 years and has a garden of over 200 roses. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge for all who have questions. For more information, call 678-545-1990.

April 29

An Evening of Jazz
is today at 7 p.m. at Bennett’s Mill Middle School. The Bennett’s Mill Middle School Jazz Ensemble will feature saxophonist Sam Skelton. This event will include a catered meal
Contact Shirelle Hicks at shickshomes@earthlink.net for reservations and questions.

May


May 1

The Coweta-Fayette Auburn Club will hold its 11th annual social and dinner meeting, at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Rod Bramblett, Director of Broadcast Services and lead announcer for the Auburn IMG Network, is the scheduled keynote speaker.  Bramblett received national attention from his now famous radio calls “Miracle in Jordan Hare” and “Kick Six” made during the 2013 Auburn University football season.  He was named Sports Illustrated’s play-by-play announcer of the year for 2013. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.  A silent auction and raffles to benefit the club’s “Whupper Lee Scholarship” fund will feature many desirable items, including a football signed by Coach Gus Malzahn. The cost is $35 per person and reservations are required by April 24.  For more information, email cowetafayetteauburnclub@gmail.com  or visit www.facebook.com/cowetafayetteauclub. All Auburn alumni and fans are invited to attend.

May 2

“Chicago” is today at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

May 3

The Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is sponsoring an easy 3-hour bicycle tour of historic Senoia for bicyclists of all ages and abilities.  The tour is great for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, tales of residents past and present, and the sites where such films and TV episodes have been shot. The tour starts at 9 a.m. It will begin and end at the SAHS Headquarters/Museum at 6 Couch Street in Senoia, where riders will have the opportunity to view a brief history of the town and images of some of Senoia’s key citizens and structures from the past, then ride through the Senoia Historic District, making stops in front of homes and churches. Recommended donations are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 13.  All proceeds benefit the Senoia Area Historical Society.  Donations are tax deductible.  Helmets are required.  Due to frequent stops, walkable cycling shoes are recommended.

“Chicago” is today at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

May 4

“Chicago” is today at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

May 9

“Chicago” is today at 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

May 10

“Chicago” is today at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.

May 11

“Chicago” is today at 3 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. You won’t want to miss the show that sparked the longest running revival in Broadway history and an Oscar-winning motion picture. Sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and her partner in crime, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and headlines in roaring 20s Chicago. For ticket information, visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.