Things to do-March 12-May 3



March 12

The deadline for applications for the 29th annual Art and Music Showcase is today..  The showcase is open to all Fayette County students in grades one through 12.  Application forms and contest rules are available at your school and the Peachtree City Library.
 Over $4,000 win prizes will be awarded at the annual event, which is March 24 at 7 p.m. at The Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City. For additional information, visit the Peachtree City Kiwanis website at

March 15 is the last day to order pine straw from Boy Scout Troop 279. The bales can be picked up March 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Elementary School by the bus loop at a cost of $3.75 a bale.Those who prefer delivery to their home or business may pre-order at the cost of $4.50 a bale. Proceeds will help the scouts pay for their summer camp.

March 13

The Braelinn/Sara Harp Minter golf fundraiser is today at 9 a.m, at Whitewater Creek Country Club.Both elementary schools are co-hosting a golf fundraiser. Proceeds will go to  
The Leader in Me program that both schools wish to implement in the near   future. Leader in Me is a school wide initiative which supplements  
educational curriculum by teaching children the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective  
Sponsors and golfers welcome!
Contact: 770-365-5224
Visit us on Facebook:  Braelinn Sara Harp Minter or visit or

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Due South, 300 Clover Reach in Peachtree City. Jason Chitwood, a campaign consultant and assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College-Fairburn, will be the guest speaker.  All interested Republicans are welcome.  For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or

The Business Women of Fayette and Coweta will host the Hoedown for Champions, featuring barbeque, country line dancing and a cake auction. Tickets for this Peachtree City event for adults (both men and women) are on sale now through March 7 for $30 each. Tickets and sponsorship information and easy payment through Paypal are at
Hoedown for Champions benefits TEAM Alliance. TEAM Alliance was founded by Peachtree City retired pastor Jane White-Stevens in order to provide support for Kingdom Champions Academy, a Christian school serving orphans and other impoverished children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The mission is to give these children education, a daily meal, hope and a future. All of the proceeds from the Hoedown for Champions will go to Kingdom Champions Academy.

March 15

Wellspring Treasures
is celebrating  its 10 year anniversary
from noon to 3 p.m. at 116 Peachtree  East Shopping Center Eeet. Mary Frances Bowley, founder of Wellspring Living. Enjoy live entertainment with Judy Parker and Vivian Clifton. During celebration only shop storewide
and receive 15 percent off. Stay for drawings, door prizes,  gift baskets and refreshments.

The 8th Annual Newnan Jr. Service League Shamrock 5k/10k/Leprechaun Dash is today in downtown Newnan. Visit for paper registration form and more information or register online at before March 12.
Email questions to: or call Kristi Mundt at 404-272-0517.

A “Call For Volunteers” meeting for Alzheimer’s walk  is today at 10 a.m at McIntosh Place in Peachtree City, near the Senior Services Gathering Place. If you are interested in giving back to your community by helping with the walk organization or wish to form a team to solicit donations, please come to the meeting.   Nearly $160,000 was raised last year from participants living in six counties on Atlanta’s south side. The goal for 2014 is $190,000.  For additional information visit the following website: or send an email to Sue Shaffer at

March 16

The Fayette County Historical Society will hold its regular meeting at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Fayette Countian, Judge Jason B. Thompson, State Court of Fayette County.  The society meets in the Margaret Mitchell Research Center at 195 Lee Street on Fayetteville. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist Church at 4957 Hwy. 34 East in Sharpsburg, will have a free community outreach health fair from 11a.m.-4p.m. featuring 20 or more exhibitors. There is something for everyone including participating in the
American Red Cross blood drive in the Family Life Center. Please make an appointment at Free salad bar lunch will be offered.
For more information email

March 18

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 March 18 and March 20 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. For more information, call 770-507-2500 ext.2 or

The Fayette Master Gardeners Association will be meeting today at 11 a.m. the Fayette County Public Library. The speaker is Walter Reeves and the public is welcome to attend.

A Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Ga. Highway  54 West.  The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer. For more information, contact Lesa Merritt at

March 21

The Fayette County Chorus presents “That 70s Variety Show.”
 Don’t miss it! The show is bigger and better than ever! Please come to
 Sam’s Auditorium on March 21 or 22 at 7:30 p.m.- or March 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Let us take you “back in the day” for some fun, funk, disco, rock- and much more!

March 22

Robert J. Burch Elementary will be having its fourth annual Burch Bear Tracks today at 8 a.m. and includes Tot Trot, Mile Fun Run, and a 5K race. The primary goal for this event is to promote health and wellness through fitness as well as raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in their effort to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The secondary goal is to fund Burch’s running club in which hundreds of students participate. Entry fee is $15 per participant; registration forms can be picked up at Burch Elementary or accessed online at

To help the community get active and have better access to physicians, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is piloting a health and group fitness program called Walk with a Doc. The first program is today from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Drake Field, 155 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City with Karen Harris-Moore, M.D., a family medicine and primary care physician with Piedmont Physicians at Peachtree City.  Onsite registration opens at 8 a.m.  For more information or to register for Walk with a Doc, visit (search classes and events) or call 877-527-3712. Registration is required.

“Kick-Start Your Career & Finances” is today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Main Street Building in downtown Fayetteville-Regions Bank. Topics include “Career – Work and Transition” and “Finance – Balance and Strategy.” Contact Angie Peterson at 770-692-2785 today.

New Hope Baptist Church of Fayetteville invites you to “Come Together’, a musical
celebration, at 6pm.
Hosted by Canton Jones, this night of gospel music will feature Yolanda Adams, Wess Morgan, Vicki Yohe, Darwin Hobbs and the New Hope Choir and Orchestra.
 General admission tickets are $25 and are available at the website: and after Sunday worship services.
There will be a love offering benefiting Wellspring Living, whose mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls. For more information, you can call the church music office at 770-460-4838.
New Hope Baptist Church North Campus is located at 551 New Hope Rd. in  Fayetteville.

An AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held today at the Goodwill Service Center located at 228 Bullsboro Dr. in Newnan.  The class will teach defensive driving techniques and may save you $$$ on your car insurance!!!. Class times are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  To register call 678 423-3562, ext.102.  All attendees please bring your drivers license, AARP card if mbr. and a brown bag lunch.

Step Into Spring  a luncheon and fashion show is today at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. The show is being held to raise awareness and funding for the Youth Advisory Board for Family Patterns Matter.  Join us in stepping into spring with new fashions by Ann Taylor and the Loft. Hosted by Family Patterns Matter, money raised will go to the programs designed by the youth advisory board to  address issues of bullying, drug use, and low self-worth plaguing their peers. Presenting sponsors are Flat Creek Country Club and Cannongate Golf.
 Please visit and go to fashion show to get information and purchase tickets. Tickets are $350 for a table of 10, or $42 for an individual.

March 25

The Prostate Cancer Information Group meets today at  7 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor. Geetha Rao, M.D. will speak on radiation options  for treatment of prostate cancer. Men (and their partners) with concerns about prostate cancer are encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Jim O’Hara at 770-632-2898.

March 26

“Last Will and Embezzlement” starring Mickey Rooney will be shown  at 6 p.m. at NCG Theater at 55 Fischer Road, Sharpsburg. The film is a documentary on elder abuse giving first-hand accounts from real life victims and is intended to help the community detect, report and prevent elder abuse. Following the film, there will be a panel of experts to lead a discussion. Admission is free. The event has been accredited by the National Association of Social Worker’s Georgia Chapter for 2.5 CEU credits. Contact for more information.

March 28

Griffin Choral Arts will present “A Mother’s Tears” at two performances: on March 28 and March 29. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Griffin Auditorium.  
This presentation features Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater performed with a professional orchestra and with world-premiere choreography by Mitch Flanders and the Griffin Ballet Theatre.

March 29

The fifth annual Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk is today. This year’s walk will be 3.7 miles around Lake Peachtree City beginning at Drake Field. A Hollywood theme with lots of fun
and entertainment is planned. Check-in at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. and the  walk begins at 10 a.m. To sign up go to
or call the local office at 770-487-4396.


April 1

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. Lynn Mock, owner/landscape designer of The Greenery in Griffin will speak on “Successful Design Tips and Tricks for the Landscape,” sharing her 40 years of experience on enhancing your outside space.  Guests are welcome. For more information, go to

April 3

The Fayette County High School Chorus presents a school-wide talent show 2014 is today at 7 p.m. at Sam’s Auditorium
Come out and see step teams, crazy teacher acts, and fabulous acts by our multi-talented students! Don’t miss it! Cost is $5 at the door.

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 or call 832-221-4940.

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 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, 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.

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.