Things to do-April 1-May 9



April 1

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber’s Business Women’s Network has announced plans for Coweta’s Women, Wealth and Wisdom Conference, an exciting new one-day event for Coweta’s professional women that focuses on mind, body and spirit. The conference is today from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan. Registration for the Women, Wealth and Wisdom Conference is $45 for Chamber members, $65 for non-members, and the reservation deadline is March 26. Participants may register online at For more information, email or call 770-253-2270.

April 2

Fayette County Retired Educators will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The speaker will be Bob Ross, co-chair of Fayette Visioning Initative.Ross will speak about “Fayette County is the place where bold ideas become reality…” All FCREA members, their spouses and the general public are invited to learn more about what our county may look like in the future and how we can be a part of this exciting process. We are also a drop-off station for Fayette Samaritans and The Honeycomb, a teacher materials recycling center. For more information contact or,

April 4

Noted Atlanta poet and novelist, Collin Kelley, will lead the “Peach Jam” poetry workshop at the Peachtree City Library today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop is offered to poets – and aspiring poets – age 18 and older, at the nominal cost of $20, with lunch included. Registration forms and further information are available on-line at Space is limited, and pre-registration is a must.

April 9

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will be meeting for dinner at Tim’s Country Kitchen, 221 Banks Station, Fayetteville today at 6 p.m.. The guest speaker will be Anne Lewis, General Counsel of the GAGOP. The buffet dinner is $10 per person including beverage, dessert, and tax. For more information, contact Alberta Lucas ( or Debby Dickinson (

April 14

The Fayette Master Gardener Association is hosting a free and open to the public presentation by renowned garden expert Walter Reeves. He’ll talk about “how to be a Sherlock Holmes in your garden.” It will start at 10 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, County Administrative Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville. Due to fire code regulations the number of attendees is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact the Fayette County Extension office at 770-305-5412 ext. 7 or email with the name and contact information of each person attending. We will confirm your attendance and have sign in sheets on the day of the event. If a conflict arises, please remember to cancel so we don’t leave anyone out.

April 15

The Line Creek Civitan Club and the Camp Big Heart Civitan Club are hosting the 10th annual Civitan “Leave No One Behind” Golf Tournament today at 9 a.m. at the Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City. Cost is $100 per player with four player teams. Sponsorships are available as well. Net proceeds will benefit developmentally challenged youths and adults at Civitan’s Camp Big Heart Summer Camp. Camp Big Heart has been in existence since 1984 and it offers a unique one-week residential camping experience with a broad range of recreational activities to children and adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Its wide range of programs enables campers to transcend disabilities and develop new skills, while making new friends and maintaining old friendships. The event will feature, a golf cart donated by Bulldog Golf Cart and a two-year use of a Lexus SUV for anyone that makes a hole in one on the designated par 3 hole. While we are looking for groups of golfers, either foursomes or individuals, we are also looking for sponsors that will help us in raising funds for Camp Big Heart to be able continue this excellent camping experience for the children and young adults with developmental disabilities.For more information regarding this worthwhile event, please contact Wayne Howell at the contact information above or Chris Anderson, 678.294.1916,

April 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 today and April 21 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

April 18

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will host “Keep ‘em Flying”, a World War II-theme hangar dance and dinner, complete with big-band performances and 1940s Hollywood “stars”, surrounded by rare World War II aircraft and memorabilia. The nostalgic festivities will be at the Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field (KFFC), Peachtree City from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. “Keep ‘em Flying” guests will hear the Peachtree Jazz Edition perform big band tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. Described as “one of the best bands in Atlanta”, the Peachtree Jazz Edition has a loyal swing-dance following and is returning to “Keep ‘em Flying” for the 12th straight year. The Freedom Belles, a female trio that performs 40s classics by the Andrews Sisters and other stars, also will entertain guests. Tickets for “Keep ‘em Flying” are $55 before April 13, $65 at the door. Reserved tables and group discounts are available. 1940s attire is encouraged. The dance will take place rain or shine. No refunds please. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 678-654-2464. For more information, visit

Join us today at Huddleston Elementary School for this year’s Huddleston Hustle. The Kids’ Fun Run (.5 mile) begins at 8 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 All proceeds from this event will benefit instructional technology programs at the school. Registration by March 27 will guarantee a T-shirt. Race packets may be picked up on Friday April 17 from 3:15-6:00 p.m. in the school gym or the morning of race day.


The 2015 Fayette County Earth Day Festival is today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park in Tyrone. We are currently looking for vendors to share their eco-friendly products, services, and educational knowledge! To register for a booth or for more informationvisit, email or go to


May 1

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Coweta County is today from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan. The public is invited to join hundreds of volunteers and participants at this community event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and take action to finish the fight against cancer. The opening ceremony, which includes a special Survivors and Caregivers Lap, will happen at 6:15 p.m. A Luminaria Ceremony to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost to cancer will take place at 9 p.m. The closing ceremony will be at 11:45 p.m. Visit or like us on contact Jennie Politano at for additional information.

May 9

Getting fit is more fun with your Fayette Tigers. Come join us for our first annual Tyger Dye 5k Fun Run and color yourself—and your Fayette community—happy. Your $20 registration includes t-shirt and access to all the color stations along the route. An optional $5 gets you VIP access to the Color Fest After Party. Tyger Dye entry forms can be picked up at the front office or printed from the FCHS website: benefit the Fayette County High Class of 2018. For details, go to the FCHS homepage to download the Tyger Dye form and waiver or contact 2018
class sponsors at or