Things to do-Sept.4-Sept.26



September 4

Fayette County Retired Educators, an advocacy and information sharing group of Teachers Retirement System of Georgia members, meets today at 10:30 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center.  Our program will feature a team from TRS  bringing us the latest information on ‘our’ retirement system. TRS members, their spouses and the general public are invited. We are also a drop off station for Fayette Samaritans and the Honeycomb (a teacher materials recycling center). For more information:

September 6

Run Like a Diva Half Marathon & 5K is today. Check-in at 6:45 a.m. 5K begins at 7:15 and half marathon at 7:30 a.m. at Shakerag Knoll, 192 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.
This event has wonderful perks that make it “diva-ish” including feather boa stations and tiara stops along the course, roses and bubbly at the finish line, shiny medals, women’s fit tech T-shirts, post-race concert, two-day health and fitness boutique, drawstring Diva backpacks and much more. The race is USAT&F certified with a 3.5 hour course limit. For more information and to register, go to

The GOP first Saturday breakfast is today. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., for a nominal donation. This months guests include the Fayette County Board of Commissioners and Field Searcy.

Finish with Finesse/Good Friends isan organization for the community. The group provides a positive atmosphere that supports networking as well as building strong friendships for people over the age of 35. It also provides scholarships to special needs students.
Interviews  are being held at the Fayetteville Library  today from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. For more information: Please contact: 678-428-1728 or e-mail:

September 9

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting today at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. Refreshments and social time begin at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Sara Henderson, director of gardens for the Historic Oakland Cemetery Foundation, will speak on “Oakland’s Timeless Gardens.”  Her talk includes an overview of Oakland’s rich history and the ongoing restoration of the Victorian gardens which are filled with heirloom flowers for the enjoyment of all who visit Oakland throughout the year.  Guests are welcome. Membership dues are $15 per year. For more information, go to

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 meets at 7 p.m. at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone. Qualified veterans call Jim Ryan 770-631-3417 for further information.

September 11

Join the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club at 6:30 p.m.  for “Wine, Cheese & Politics 101” at the Fayette County Republican Party Event Center, 174 Glynn Street North, Fayetteville. Please come to meet others who are interested in politics and learn about the Republican political structure from national to precinct level. Take the opportunity to meet local elected officials and visit with candidates. We will also honor the victims of the 9/11 attack and all those who risked their lives to save others. Reservations are not requireded. For more information, please contact Debby Dickinson at 404-376-4132 or

September 12

A Tribute to Sir Elton John concert is today at 7 p.m. at
Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville. Enjoy a performance by an Elton John tribute band, Tokyo Joe, featuring a dazzling light show and elaborate costumes, to benefit the 2014 Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association-Georgia Chapter. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Tables for eight are available for $350. Tickets can be purchased online at Corporate sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Emily Richter at 404-728-6059 or Kim Cox at

September 13

PetSmart Charities is presenting its National Adoption weekend September 13 and 14 and the Fayette Humane Society (FHS) will be participating at the Peachtree City PetSmart store.  Adoption hours are being extended: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Food and entertainment will be on hand. For more information about the cats and dogs available for adoption, visit the website at or call 770-487-1073.

September 16

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 Sept. 16 and Sept. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. both days. A catered meal will be served 30 minutes before the seminars. Contact:  770-507-2500 ext.2 or

September 20

The Keeper Books Tour is today at  6 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services (FSS), The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.
Come enjoy books, wine and cheese with five bestselling authors who want to meet their readers! Fayette Senior Services and Books Down South are hosting this event for seniors who want to learn more about writing a book. The featured authors will tell you how they got into writing, read excerpts from their own work, take questions on the writing process and host a book signing. Authors include New York Times bestseller, Dianna Love from Peachtree City, USA Today bestseller, Adrienne Giordano, USA Today bestseller, Mary Buckham, Amazon bestseller, Tracey Devlyn and Amazon bestseller, Hildie McQueen. For more information, visit or call FSS at 770-461-0813.

September 22

The Sandy Creek Marching Patriot Band will host the 2014 Annual Fayette County Marching Band Exhibition  at the Battlefield at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.  Preview five fabulous half-time shows all in one location as the Fayette County High School marching bands kick off their competition season.Gates open at 5 p.m. A combined band from Fayette County middle school band students will start the event with the national anthem at 6 p.m.
Fayette County High will lead off the performances followed by McIntosh High, Starr’s Mill High, Whitewater High and host Sandy Creek High will wrap up the event.

September 26

Is there a child with special needs in your life. Southside Support is presenting Southside Symposium, a day-long conference. Join us to receive a message of hope, learn how their brain functions, and discover how small changes in their everyday diet can improve their health.
Karen Kain will open with an inspiring talk about hope for parents and caregivers of special needs children. The keynote is Dr. Robert Melillo, PhD, who will speak about Functional Disconnection – how each half of the brain works to influence learning, behaviors, and general health. The conference is from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. It will take place at Grace Evangelical Church, 164 Flat Creek Trail in Fayetteville. It will feature speakers, networking, breakfast and lunch.