Things to do-August 7-September 14

August

August 7

East Coweta Senior Center will present a  program by Wendell Reynolds, executive director of Somerby of Peachtree City, a senior living facility presently being built on Rockaway Road. The covered dish luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow.

August 8

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for a covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m .at Tyrone Depot, 847 Senoia Road, Tyrone.  Todd Rehm, who edits GaPundit.com, the most widely-read Republican media covering Georgia politics and state and local government, will be the guest speaker. All interested Republican women are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132/ ptcdebby@bellsouth.net, or visit greaterfayetterwc.org.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 of Peachtree City meets today at 7 p.m. at Glendlalough Manor in Tyrone.  Further information for qualified veterans may be obtained by calling Jim Ryan 770-631-3417.


August 9

A tour of the Tubman African American Museum is today at 8:45 a.m. in Macon. Father Richard Keil made a down payment on a dilapidated former, downtown warehouse in Macon in 1981 which ultimately led to the birth of one of the South’s most important cultural institutions, The Tubman African American Museum, named for Harriet Tubman, the “Black Moses” who led hundreds of slaves to freedom. The largest institution of its type in Georgia, this museum is a popular educational and cultural resource for the entire southeast region.  Course Code: S 13292. Tickets are $20 per resident; $30 per non-resident. To register for this trip, call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks and recreation/OnlineRegistration.htm.

Kids Free Movie Night is at sunset, gates open at 7 p.m. at Southern Ground Amphitheateri n Fayetteville. Chick-fil-A sponsors the movie, “Dogs and Cats.” Admission is free. For more information, call 770-719-4173.

Movies in the Park at The Avenue is today at 7 p.m. at The Avenue in Peachtree City.  Come enjoy the family-friendly movie “The Croods” along with interactive music and children’s activities. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Blankets only please. For more information, visit www.peachtreecity.shoptheavenue.com.

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.

August 10

Grand Funk Railroad and the Spin Doctors play The Fred Amphitheater in Peachtree City at 8 p.m. Generally acknowledged as one of the precursors to heavy metal, Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound; a combination of soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still looms large over the pop music landscape more than thirty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is also a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits “We’re An American Band,” “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home,” “Locomotion,” and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. Legend has it that Prince named his first rock band Grand Central as a nod to Grand Funk. Tickets range from $45 to $100. Gates open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 770-631-0630 or visit www. amphitheater.org.

Fayette County Youth Fishing Rodeo is today from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m at Luther Glass Park in Peachtree City. Southern Conservation Trust will host this 12th annual event for children 6 -12. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call Billy Spezzano at 770-631-2525 or email bspezzano@peachtree-city.org.

American Business Women’s Association/McIntosh Chaptermeets at 6:30 p.m. at Paris in a Tea Cup Restaurant, in Collectors Corner building in Sharpsburg. Reservations are required. Please call Maria Cannon  at 770-251-6865 or Beth Brooks at 770-486-6485; or e-mail Maria at: cannontrvl@mindspring.com or Beth at: bethbrooks@servicemastercommercial.com.

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living’s Free Educational Alzheimer’s Support Group Classes is today at 6:30 p.m. at 1294 Ga. Highway 54 West in Fayetteville.  Call Alma at 770-719-9010 for more information.


“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.

The Fayette County Democratic Committee will host the next Pancake and Politics Meeting at 9 a.m. at the International  
House of Pancakes in
Fayetteville. For more information on the meeting and activities in Fayette County, visit www.Fayettedems. org.

August 11

“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 2:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.

Peachtree City Flash youth cross-country program will hold an information meeting and registration at 2 p.m. at Kedron Field  
House. Come meet the coaches and learn about our upcoming fall season. Practice begins August 19, with meets running into December. Girls and boys  ages 7-18 will enjoy training and running with around 100 other athletes with  the help of PTC Flash’s experienced coaches.
For more information, see the PTC Flash website at www.ptcflash.com or  contact head coach Chad Lohman at running@ptcflash.com.


August 12
American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meets today at 6:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn St, Fayetteville. Sara Reams, Director of the Camp Calvin Horses & Warriors program, will return to give us an update on this program for our wounded warriors.  New Post and Auxiliary Unit officers will be inducted at this meeting.  Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105.

Grace for Children Foster Care is recruiting for new foster parents.  Homes are needed for children ages birth – 18 years old and especially for sibling groups and teenagers.   An informational meeting will be held every Monday for the month of August.  Please contact Ashlie Hale for details at 770-460-6652 or by email at ahale@gbchfm.org.  Grace for Children Foster Care is a division of Fayette Youth Protection Homes and is administered by Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.

August 13

Job Network Meeting is today at 6 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church. At the August network meeting, the program addresses the many challenges one faces in finding that next job, being out of work for months, managing the stress in our lives, and just keeping the family together. Speaking to those challenges, Stuart Greene and Glen Gould will lead a discussion on the ways to overcome those challenges, or face those we cannot change. Dr. Stuart Greene is senior pastor at Newnan First United Methodist Church.  Glen Gould is Vice President of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.
 Volunteers will be present to review your resume and provide you feedback.  You can reach the group by telephone at 770-253-7400 or at www.newnanfumc.org then Job Networking under Ministries.  To join the job message board, go on-line at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FUMCJobNetwork then follow the instructions to join.

August 14

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists will present a green industry update today from  9 a.m. to noon, at the Kiwanis Center at the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Center on Redwine Road in Fayetteville.
Topics at the Fayette County class will center around new and emerging pests in ornamentals, an update on perennials and herbicides for use in nurseries and the landscape industry.
 Participants in the class will qualify for three hours of commercial pesticide credit in either category 24 or 35, three hour of ISA Arborist credit and one hour of private pesticide credit.
 The cost is $15. To register online, visit http://tinyurl.com/greenteamupdates. For more information, call 770-228-7214 or email bhorne@uga.edu.
 UGA Extension and the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture are cosponsoring this update session.

August 16

The Senoia Area Historical Society announces the opening of Postmarked: a collection of nineteen vintage postcards that have been mailed to or from Senoia. A reception open to the public is today at 7 p.m. at the museum located at 6 Couch Street, Senoia. Light refreshments will be served.The cards contain handwritten messages and postal cancellations with dates starting from 1892. Most cards date from the early 1900’s, some are vintage Valentines, and some showcase homes and churches in Senoia. There’s one of the Prescription Department of Hollberg’s Pharmacy from 1912, one of the A.B.&A Depot sent to Miss Clevie Stewart in 1910, and two from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair sent to the Sullivans of Senoia. The Methodist Church is portrayed on two cards, while the rarest card may well be the Presbyterian Church which was located on Pylant Street and is now a private residence. The most recent postcard was sent in 1982 to Bill and Nancy Roy announcing the opening of the Cricket House on Seavy Street.


“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.

August 17

Fayette Market Day is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Park, Fayetteville at the Lane Brown Gazebo.

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.

The Bellamy Brothers play Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville tonight.Join The Bellamy Brothers for a night of pop and country music and revisit their vast catalog of #1 charting singles from the 70s and 80s. You’ll hear hits like “Let Your Love Flow,” “Sugar Daddy,”  and “Redneck Girl.” Tickets range from $15 (lawn) to $400 (tables). Contact 770-719-4173 or visit www.SouthernGroundAmp.com for information.


“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.

The Fayette County Democratic Committee is hosting a  Candidate Information Session from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fayette County Library. The event is being hosted by State Representative Ronnie Mabra.  The  
Candidate Information Session is a nonpartisan event open to the public.  All individuals interested in running for office are invited to join us to learn  
about: The Election Process; Municipal Races for the 2013 Election Season; Responsibilities & Compensation for Elected Positions; Qualification  
Requirements; and Campaigning Dos & Donts.  Come get advice  from elected officials and a seasoned campaign manager.  To sign up for the event or for  more information email admin@fayettedems.org.

August 18

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.

The Girl Scouts in Peachtree City are looking for more girls. All girls in grades K-12 are welcome to join.   We will be forming new troops and adding to existing troops.  Older girls can join our Adventure Girl program which is an outdoor activity based program.  Interested girls and parents should come to The Bridge Community Center at 225 Willowbend Road today at 2 p.m. to find out how to join.  You can also email sud@peachtreecitygirlscouts.org for information.


“Smoke on the Mountain” is today at the Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn at 2:30 p.m. Set in the 1930s, this hysterical musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC.  Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and quirky personalities will keep you in stitches. Call 770-680-7354 or purchase at the door. All tickets are $16.  

August 19

 Grace for Children Foster Care is recruiting for new foster parents.  Homes are needed for children ages birth – 18 years old and especially for sibling groups and teenagers.   An informational meeting will be held every Monday for the month of August.  Please contact Ashlie Hale for details at 770.460.6652 or by email at ahale@gbchfm.org.  Grace for Children Foster Care is a division of Fayette Youth Protection Homes and is administered by Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.

August  21

GriefShare at Dogwood Church starts today. This group meets Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church office building of Dogwood Church in Tyrone.  The 13-week series is open to anyone in the  
community grieving the loss of a friend or loved one who needs to connect  with others going through the same journey. The program uses a video,  
workbook, and open discussion format.  Contact Donna at 770-692-7634 or  
griefshare@dogwoodchurch.org to register.

August 23

Huey Lewis and the News play The Fred Amphitheater in Peachtree City tonight. Come join Huey Lewis and The News as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their 1983 hit album “Sports.” Huey Lewis and the News have been defying the rock odds-makers for nearly two decades. Their contagious brand of straight-ahead rock n’ roll has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums worldwide in the process.  With favorites, like 1983’s “Heart and Soul,” 1984’s “I Want A New Drug,” their beloved anthem “The Heart Of Rock n’ Roll,” and 1986’s “Stuck With You,” all culled from their back-to-back multi-platinum albums, Sports (1983) and Fore! (1986). In addition, their infectious “Power Of Love,” from the 1985 hit film Back To The Future, which went all the way to number 1 on Billboard’s singles chart (the band’s first chart-topper) was nominated for an Academy Award. Tickets range from $45 to $75. Gates open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 770-631-0630 or visit www. amphitheater.org.

Lunch on the Lawn is today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Lawn, Fayetteville. Open to the public.

August 24

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.

August 25

The Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association (PTCYBA) will hold registration for the 2013 -14 season today at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center.  Boys and girls, grades 1 through 12. Registration is noon  to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.ptcyba.org for more information.


August 26

Grace for Children Foster Care is recruiting for new foster parents.  Homes are needed for children ages birth – 18 years old and especially for sibling groups and teenagers.   An informational meeting will be held every Monday for the month of August.  Please contact Ashlie Hale for details at 770.460.6652 or by email at ahale@gbchfm.org.  Grace for Children Foster Care is a division of Fayette Youth Protection Homes and is administered by Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.


August 30

Peachtree City has rescheduled the rained-out fireworks display scheduled for July 4 to tonight, over Lake Peachtree.  Due to the earlier sunset in August, the fireworks will be launched at 8:30 p.m.  The event will kick off the Labor Day weekend for the community.

August 31

The Fayette County Democratic Committee presents a  Summer Evening of Jazz from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Southern  
Grounds Amphitheater in Fayetteville.  Featured in the event are Hank Stewart  
and Five Men on a Stool, Chandra Currelly, and The Mar-tans. For ticket information visit http://fayettedems.org or contact Bonnie Williamson at  678-519-4163.

September

September 14

The Making of America! is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Falcon Field.
Be inspired by the story-telling of Earl Taylor from the National Center for Constitutional Studies during a Constitution Day Celebration sponsored by the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club.  Explore the lives of the Founding Fathers and hear how this brilliant group of men met in Philadelphia and created a new form of government, the foundation of which is the United States Constitution. The $30 ticket price includes lunch, snacks, and course materials.  For ticket information, contact Mary K Rudd, 770-846-8238 or mkgrptc@aol.com.  You may also visit our website at www.greaterfayetterwc.org.
 

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