Things to do-June 17-July 7



June 17

The Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer’s is hosting a Walk Team Rally party today at noon to kick off their annual walk season. It is at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 600 West Lanier Avenue, Suite 205 in Fayetteville. It is hosted by Piedmont Fayette Hospital and everyone is invited. This year marks the 16th annual walk which brought in over $160,000 for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in 2014.
gia’s 159 counties. The Kick-Off Party will have live music and lunch catered by Shane’s Rib Shack.
To RSVP for the event or to find out more information about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Southern Crescent Kick-Off Party, contact Kris Chapell at 404-728-6066.
To start or join a team today, visit

June 18

PTC Community Suicide Awareness Meeting is today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the
Dolce AtlantaPeachtree at 201 Aberdeen Parkway in Peachtree City.
The meeting will be held in the auditorium
This event is open to the entire community. The auditorium holds 150 people. The auditorium is near the front desk and parking is in the larger lot.

Southern Conservation Trust’s fifth annual Farm To Table benefit is scheduled for today from 6-9 p.m. at Scarbrough Preserve in Brooks. It is an evening uniting local farmers, businesses and residents benefiting the area’s public preserves. A wide variety of musical entertainment and a silent auction are also among the highlights of the evening. For more information, visit

June 19

A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Peachtree City Library. To give blood, a donor must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment visit and use sponsor code PTClibrary.

Fayetteville Main Street is presenting its second Lunch on the Lawn program today from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the lawn at the historic courthouseLunch on the Lawn provides an opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break and enjoy music and summer weather. Everyone is welcome to participate. Firehouse Subs of Fayetteville will provide a box lunch for $5 and citizens can bring their own lunches as well. The MOM’s Club of Fayetteville will sell homemade desserts and lemonade to continue their fundraising efforts for the Church Street Park. Live music entertainment will be provided by local group “The Jook Box Band.”
For info on other planned events in downtown Fayetteville, check the Main Street Calendar at

The Embracing Military Families garage sale is June 19-20, and the deadline for donations is Saturday, June 13. Donations of gently used clothes, furniture, exercise equipment, china, knick knacks, pictures, paintings all in good condition are being accepted for the fundraiser. Call EMF Director Cathy McMullen at 770-487-0672 to arrange drop-off. All proceeds will support Embracing Military Families (EMF), a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Visit for more information.

Fayetteville Main Street presents “Paddington” as its first free Moovie Night of 2015 at the Southern Ground Amphitheater.
Families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown. Moovie Night is sponsored by the Chick-Fil-A Fayetteville Dwarf House. For more info on this and other planned events in downtown Fayetteville, check the Main Street Events Calendar at

June 20

The first Market Day event of the year is today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its new location on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to browse through a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade and homegrown products. Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, fresh produce, birdhouses, basket weaving and homemade dog treats are available for sale to the public. Any vendors wishing to participate in future Market Days should call 770-719-4173. For info on other planned events in downtown Fayetteville, check the Main Street Calendar at

Peachtree City author, historian, and writing teacher Victoria Wilcox will sign copies of “The Last Decision”, book three of her award-winning historical fiction trilogy, Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday at Omega Book Center today from noon to 2 p.m. Wilcox is the founding director of Fayetteville’s Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, where she discovered the story that led to Southern Son. She devoted 18 years researching and writing the trilogy, becoming a nationally known expert on the life of Doc Holliday. Omega is located at 100 N. Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Refreshments will be served. Those who can’t attend the event but would like a signed copy of the book can contact Omega at 770-487-3977. Visit the author’s website at to explore the world of Doc Holliday, view the trailer, and read a sample chapter of Inheritance, Gone West, and The Last Decision.

The Senoia Area Historical Society is now offering tickets to their annual benefit event, “Tea on the Porch.” The expansive wrap-around porch at Dub and Mary Pearman’s home on Pylant Street will once again be the site of the tea to be held at 2 p.m. The society will be celebrating the life of former resident Mary A. Brown, Senoia and Coweta County’s very first proprietress of a local bed and breakfast. Brown was much more than a successful entrepreneur, stepping out into an area of hospitality only just becoming popular in the South during the early 1980’s. While sampling a variety of tasty confections, including scones with cream and jam, cucumber sandwiches and hand-made petit fours, guests at the afternoon tea will hear more about this well-loved SAHS member and about the historic Culpepper House she revived. A lemon-mint tea will be the refreshing hot beverage, and ice-cold raspberry punch will also be served. Please call Nancy Roy at 770-599-6321 for the limited reservations still available. Tickets are $30 for Society members and $35 for non-members. Be sure to wear your finest hat; a panel of judges will award a Best in Show prize!

International speaker and Georgia Book of the Year-nominated author Sharyn Shields will host a one-of-a-kind children’s event today at 10 a.m. at the Serenbe Farmers Market. A select group of child actors will perform scenes from Shields’ nominated book, “The Wisdom of Dr. Soles.” This unique dramatic presentation will teach children and young teens how to find their own strengths and how to respect the diverse gifts and talents of others. Shields is a popular speaker at Atlanta-area schools and children’s groups. She uses warmth and humor to teach kids to resist peer pressure and prevent bullying.Katrina D. Wilson, head counselor at Pine Street Elementary in Conyers, has glowing praise for Ms. Shields: A book signing and discussion will follow the dramatic performance. The Serenbe market will also feature vendors with organic food and crafts fresh from Georgia’s newest agritopia. For more information visit

A local church is hosting an event to raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents. “Children’s Lives Matter” is scheduled for today from noon until 4 p.m. at Heritage Park in downtown Fayetteville. It is being spearheaded by Heaven Bound Church in Fayetteville. More than 14 private agencies will be on hand along with numerous local and surrounding counties’ DFACS representatives. There will be a forum with various city and county officials, as well as a live concert featuring many local churches and musical groups. If any ministry, group or vendor would like to participate in this event, phone 404-547-8432

Can you push a wheelchair like a pro? Here is your chance to prove it. The first annual Wheelchair Experience is today from 11 a.m.-noon at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Entry fee is a $5 donation to the Spina Bifida Association of Georgia, which has a support group in Fayetteville for people living on the south side of Atlanta. The event is to benefit the SBAGA and awareness of wheelchair etiquette.For more information contact

June 22

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is hosting “Quilting for Kids,” a summer camp for boys and girls 8-13 years of age. It is scheduled for June 22-26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Cost is $75, which includes materials for projects.Camp will be at the society’s McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St. in Newnan. Class size is limited to six students.
Projects to be completed include a drawstring bag/backpack, a pillow case, and a small rail fence quilt project. Supplies to bring to class include a sewing machine in good working order with its operating manual as well as scissors, a note book, pencils and straight pins. To register or for more information, contact 770-251-0207 or

June 25

New Writers Night is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Newnan Barnes & Noble as authors from the community are invited to showcase their new titles. Genres range from fiction and memoir to inspiration and self-help. Authors include Dr. Tim Riordan, W. Terry Harrison, Lauren Mitchell, Tecia Farmer Janes, Natischa Harvey, LaTania Williams, Chase J. Jackson, Connie Singleton, John Clark McCall, Jr, Todd Grey, and Princess Gooden. The community is invited to meet this local talent and discover a new favorite author.

June 27

An AARP Drivers Safety Class is scheduled for today from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Central Library in Newnan. The class will review participants’ driving skills and review the new rules of the road. It is open to all ages. Completing the class could result in savings on car insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register, phone 770-683-2052.


July 7

An informational program titled “Pain Is A 4-Letter Word” is scheduled for today from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location, The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive.
There is no argument to the discomfort that arthritis can cause, but there are ways to help alleviate some of the pain. Dr. Josh Davis with First Step Physical Therapy will cover the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the causes of them, options for treatment, and ways to help with arthritic pain and inflammation.
This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. Information: