Things to Do-Oct.1-Oct.29



October 1

The Edward Jones office of Richelle Mathis will be hosting a free dinner seminar on “Understanding Social Security”. This event will be held at Tim’s Country Kitchen in Banks Station in Fayetteville today at 6:30 p.m. This seminar is open to the public but seating is limited. Please call 770-719-2935 to reserve your spot.

The 2015 Fall Taste of Newnan, an annual event hosted by Main Street Newnan is today in the historic downtown. The event, which begins at 5 p.m.and lasts through 8:30 p.m., will feature a wonderful assortment of local restaurants and caterers spread across North and South Court Square offering a “taste” of their delectable treats.In addition, this year’s event will feature a Kids Zone along West Washington Avenue, equipped with rides, games, the Birds of Prey, and so much more. With more than 40 participants registered, this year’s event is sure to impress. Live entertainment will be provided by Main Street Newnan, featuring The Wyatt Band. The live entertainment will be located along West Broad Street. In addition, tables and chairs will be set up adjacent to the live music stage for those attendees looking to relax and enjoy the event.

October 3

The Peachtree Wind Ensemble will be presenting a “Concert on the Lawn” at 6 p.m. next to Partner’s Pizza at the Aberdeen Village Center in Peachtree City. Admission is free. The music will include a variety of marches, show tunes, pop-style tunes, and other familiar pieces. The Peachtree Wind Ensemble is a non-profit community band with members from the surrounding areas. See for additional information.

The fundraiser Howl-o-Ween is today at Flat Creek Club at 6 p.m The event is sponsored by St. Nick’s Closet.
The proceeds from event will be used to help the several local organizations The event will have food,dancing, karaoke contest,fortune teller,open & closed auctions and more. The prize for the best costume is $250.
The “Gasman” from The Walking Dead will be there .Lots of photo op opportunities.
The tickets are $40. Tickets can be purchased on line at or www.saintnick’

The Senoia Optimist Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser today at the Senoia Masonic Lodge on Main Street from 8-11 a.m. Tickets are only $5 for the freshly cooked, all you can eat breakfast. Volunteers from the Senoia Optimist Club will serve pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and hot coffee. Kids under 3 will eat for free. The proceeds of the breakfast will allow the Senoia Optimists to support local high school students with annual scholarships as well as other youth programs and activities in the community. The Senoia Optimist Club presents two scholarships to graduating high school seniors in our local area. The Jim Nations Memorial Scholarship is presented to a senior at East Coweta High School who will be pursuing higher education in the career / technical area. A traditional scholarship is also awarded to a senior at Northgate High School. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Senoia Optimist Club members. Please email the club at if you have questions or would like to purchase advance tickets.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s of the Southern Crescent is today at the Fredrick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Peachtree City, Georgia. Nearly 700 people from Fayette, Spalding, Henry, Coweta, Clayton, and South Fulton counties are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 3.1 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.Start or join a team today at or contact Emily Richter at 404-728-6059.

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Fall Plant Sale featuring dozens of perennials and other sought-after plants, such as foxgloves, hellebores, iris and ginger lilies plus flowering almonds and cherries, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, viburnums and seven kinds of hydrangea is today. Fall is the best time to plant, so stock up now. The sale is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the greenhouse, located behind UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan. Plant sale proceeds benefit Extension educational activities for Coweta citizens.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital will host an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR class today from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Conference Room C of the 1279 Building.This course is for healthcare providers (RNs, LPNs, clinical partners, etc.). Upon successful completion of the course an AHA Healthcare Provider BLS card will be mailed to address on the roster. There is no pre-class information. All material needed for class is supplied in the class. The fee for the class is $50. Visit to register.

The Cotton Pickin’ Fair, in Gay, Ga, is a national-award-winning festival held continuously since 1972 on the Gay Family Farmstead. Some 350 exhibits provide an exciting range of Art, Antiques, and Crafts nestled in and around interesting farm buildings dating from 1891. Delicious southern foods are cooked on site and excellent regional entertainment combine to make a truly unique family outing and a historic farm country experience.
The fair is today and tomorrow at the Gay Family Farmstead, in Gay. Adults (13-64) -$8; Seniors (65 and older) – $7; Children (7 to 12)- $5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or 706-538-6814.

The Fayette Republican Party monthly breakfast is today at the FCRP Event Center, 174 Glynn Street, North, in Fayetteville. Following a continental breakfast at 8:30 am, the guest speaker will begin at 9 am. This month’s speaker is Eric Dial, mayor of Tyrone, and member of Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) where he serves on the Governance Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Strategic Relations Committee. A question and answer period will follow. The event is open to the public, and the cost of the breakfast is $5.

October 8

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will hold their next meeting today at 6 p.m. at Green Ginger, 200 Market Place Connector, Peachtree City. We look forward to welcoming guest speaker Anne Lewis, general counsel for the Georgia Republican Party. We will be ordering from the menu which can be viewed at Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend and enjoy our program. If you plan to join us or for additional information, please contact Alberta Lucas ( or Debby Dickinson (

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present its first-ever Quilt Expo Oct. 8-10 at the Depot History Center on East Broad Street. The expo is being organized in conjunction with the new “Stitches In Time” quilt exhibition ongoing at the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s recently-reopened Male Academy Museum at Temple Avenue and College Street. There will be displays of vintage and newer quilts, as well as vendors and organization displays, at the Depot’s three-day event in October. Quilts may still be loaned for the Quilt Expo. Applications should be sent with photos and descriptions of the quilts being offered for loan to NCHS, P.O. Box 1001, Newnan, Ga. 30264. Or stop by the NCHS offices at McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street. Quilts must be received by Oct. 1 for the Oct. 8-10 event. Hours of Quilt Expo will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Admission for the expo is $5. The Depot History Center is at 60 East Broad Street just east of Newnan’s Court Square. There is ample free parking.

October 9

An art show and sale sponsored by the Fayette Society of Fine Art in Fayetteville is today and Oct.10 at the Log Cabin, 180 Glynn Street South.
Friday hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and see the amazing variety of styles and colors. Free admission.

Dr. Subodh Pandit will be at the Peachtree City Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 4957 Ga. Highway 34 E in Sharpsburg on October 9 – 10 for “Come Search with Me – An Exploration of World Religions.” For more detailed information on his presentations and to see a video preview, go to and click on News & Events.

October 10

Noted Atlanta poet Collin Kelley will lead the Fall Peach Jam poetry workshop today from 10 a.m. until at least 2 p.m. Poets and aspiring poets, age 18 and older, are invited to register. A love of words well strung together is the only pre-requisite for this workshop. Pre-registration is a must. Register under the Poetry Workshop menu at Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon.

October 13

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ October Backyard Association Talk, “Landscape Design with Native Plants” by guest speaker Nancy S. Beckemeyer, is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road in Newnan. Admission is free. You need not register in advance to attend, but call 770-254-2620 or email to register for door prizes.

October 14

Students from throughout Fayette County will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation today to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event. The Fayette event will be at McIntosh High School. This will be the fifth Fields of Faith event for Fayette County. Last year, approximately 250 students and supporters attended at McIntosh High School Gymnasium. More information about Fields of Faith is available at To learn more about the Oct. 14 event at McIntosh High School, contact Mark Anderson, 770-883-1386 or

October 17

The McIntosh High School Fall Festival is today from 1-6 p.m.. The event is at McIntosh High School and the cost is $7.

The city of Fayetteville is supporting the “Uniting for a Cleaner Fayette” initiative which will celebrate its kick-off event Saturday. Volunteers are needed today from 8-11 a.m to pick up litter on Ga. Highways 314 and 85 and there will be a volunteer coordination meeting on October 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Breakfast will be provided by the Waffle House on the north end of town from 8-8:30 a.m. Local businesses will be donating gloves, bags, and other supplies.Each volunteer will receive a “Uniting for a Cleaner Fayette” T-Shirt. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Wanda Clark (404-307-0131) or Kristyn Daniels (770) 851-3660).

October 24

Show support For your Peachtree City law enforcement officers at the seconnd annual 5k Run/Walk at 8 a.m.
The run starts and ends at the Peachtree City Christian Church.
For all the info:
Help equip every officer with a body camera.

October 25

The first Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Fall Tree Festival is today from2-4 p.m. at the James E. McGuffey Nature Center, Coweta Fairgrounds, 255 Pine Road in Newnan Children’s activities and tree identification walk. Admission is free. For more information, contact 770-254-2620 or

October 26

The South Metro Rose Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank at 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. This month’s program features SMRS Master Rosarian and Past President, Walt Reed, speaking on “Winterizing Your Roses.” His program will describe how you can put your roses to bed for the winter so that they will have the best chance of surviving the challenging conditions that we have experienced the last two years. As usual, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more meeting information call 770-631-3885.

October 27

Fayette Senior Services will present a Caregiver Resource Expo today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. Are you facing the challenges of caregiving that come with caring for a loved one? If so, you are not alone. Approximately 65 million people, 29 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging family member or friend. In efforts to provide meaningful information for caregivers, FSS will host organizations and services available in our community that can use used to support the caregiver. Meet with people and get information on a variety of resources designed to support your role as the caregiver.

The program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or (include name, phone number and event title and location). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit

October 29

“Figuring Out Facebook: For Beginners” is today from 11 a.m.-noon sponsored by Fayette Senior Services at the Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.This introductory class to get you linked into social media right away. This is designed for beginners who want to learn the very basics of Facebook. What is Facebook all about and how do you get it to work? Find out how to create an account, find friends, and navigate the page so you can keep up with all your family and friends. The program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or (include name, phone number and event title and location). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit