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July 2

The Peachtree City Police Department is inviting the community to come out and connect with their officers during its “Coffee With a Cop” event from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Kedron Village. Coffee With a Cop is a national program supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. Its aim is to encourage open lines of communication between police officers and citizens. The program states that one of its key successes is that it removes the physical barriers and crisis situations that routinely define interactions between law enforcement officials and community members. Peachtree City residents of all ages are encouraged to bring their questions, concerns and comments as they meet with the city’s police officers on Thursday. The event is the second Coffee With a Cop for Peachtree City Police.

July 4

Main Street Newnan kicks off Newnan’s Independence Day activities with a parade today. The parade begins at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9 a.m., and ends at Greenville Street Park.
Following the parade, the monthly Market Day will be hosted from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. We encourage all visitors to browse through the Market after the parade to see what unique specialty items our local artisans, artists, and farmers have to sell. The Main Street Newnan Market features handmade, homemade and homegrown products, with new vendors and new products each month. The Market will feature over 50 unique spaces, with a variety of one-of-a-kind gift items. Market Day favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams & jellies, salsa, pottery, art, handmade children’s clothes, hand-woven baskets, leather products, freshly baked goods, handmade furniture, handmade birdhouses, wood-art, fiber-art, wreathes and floral design, and much more! The Market Day is open to the public and there is no admission charge for visitors. Pickin’ on the Square will begin at 11 a.m. around the Court House Square. Here, you can expect to enjoy the vernacular sounds of local musicians playing acoustic music around the Court House Lawn. The Newnan Rotary club will also host the 30th annual local Independence Day festivities during the evening at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium, which is located less than a mile away from downtown Newnan. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will consist of patriotic festivities, food, children’s activities, entertainment and a Fireworks Display. The Rotary Club of Newnan is supported with co-sponsorship for this event by The City of Newnan, Coweta County, and Coweta County Schools.
Fireworks begin at dusk. Admission is free. For more information visit www.mainstreetnewnan.com or contact Main Street Newnan at 770-253-8283.

July 6

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library have joined with Usborne Books & More to sponsor a Book Fair featuring children’s books. Usborne offers 2,000 books for children of all ages, as well as activity kits, sticker books, games and puzzles, eBooks and interactive book apps. The book fair will be open to the public July 6-8; noon-3 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Items will be for sale in the former Teen Zone on the main level of the library. Each purchase will earn a 50 percent matching-funds grant for the library. This will enable the Youth Services librarian to order Usborne’s books at half the price. All forms of payment (cash, check, credit/debit cards) will be accepted. For more information, visit www.PeachtreeCityLibraryFriends.org.

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 register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. Information: www.fayss.org.

July 11

The Republican Party monthly breakfast is today at the FCRP Event Center, 174 Glynn Street, North, in Fayetteville. The regularly scheduled date of the first Saturday of the month has been changed because of the July 4 holiday.
The speaker, Camilla Moore, a member of the Republican National Committee with Minority Outreach and author of an upcoming book on Black Conservatism, will begin her talk at 9 a.m.. The event is open to the public, and a continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. for a $5 charge.

July 14

Hot July and August days can be stressful for birds, but a bird-friendly yard can attract birds — especially those fascinating hummingbirds — all summer long. Backyard gardeners who love birds can meet their needs for shelter, food and water, ensuring that Coweta County yards will be home to a wide range of species this summer, according to Audrey Harrelson, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Peachtree City. She will speak at the July 14 gathering of the Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association at the Coweta County Extension Office, 255 Pine Road in Newnan. Admission to the 7 p.m. lecture is free, and the public is invited to attend. While reservations are not required, please call the Extension office at 770-254-2620 if you want to be included in the drawing for door prizes.

July 18

Several local organizations are teaming up to host a Back to School Expo Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the county administrative complex, 140 Stonewall Ave. West in Fayetteville. In addition to fun games and free food, there will be on-site immunizations for children and health screening checks. Parents have the opportunity to sign up for lunch programs, afterschool programs, and learn information about PTO as well as volunteer opportunities. LifeSouth will also be conducting an on-site blood drive. There will be information available on staying healthy at school, managing asthma and diabetes, and as well as tutoring and enrichment programs.For more information, visit www.fayettefactor.org/back-to-school-expo.html or contact Becky Smith at fayettefactor@gmail.com.