Things to Do-Oct. 8-Oct. 29

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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 greengingesushi.com. 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 (lu210w@mindspring.com/770-719-0879) or Debby Dickinson (ptcdebby@bellsouth.net/404-376-4132).

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.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 6 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Square in Fayetteville in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The gathering, sponsored by The Griffin Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force, will include an on-site survivor story, lighting candles in memory of those lost and to celebrate those who have survived. The service is free and open to the public. For more information on the Vigil, please contact Promise Place at 770-461-3839 or visit www.promiseplace.org.

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.

The third free Moovie Night of 2015 presented by Fayetteville Main Street is tonight, at the Southern Ground Amphitheater. The selection is “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, and it is the first film in this year’s series geared toward an adult crowd.Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown. Before the movie, music is provided by a live DJ. Chick-fil-A will be selling sandwiches and Twisted Taco will have a beer and wine selection available. Whitewater Church will serve free hot chocolate as well. The gates will open at 7 p.m.
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 www.fayetteville-ga.gov.

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 www.ptcsda.com. 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 www.PeachtreeCityLibraryFriends.org. Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon.

The annual Edward Franklin Thomas Cancer Awareness Walk at Edgefield Baptist Church is today, beginning at 9 a.m. Warmups begin at 8:30. The walk was previously named the Shirley Thomas Breast Cancer Walk but the name was changed in memory of the church’s former pastor who transitioned due to cancer in 2011. All proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society. There is no registration fee and all are free to walk. Following the walk there will be a rally with speakers, information and giveaways. Edgefield Baptist Church is at 140 Church Street in Fayetteville.

Suds On The Square local craft beer and wine festival is today the Old Courthouse lawn. Strictly an over 21 event, no one under 21 admitted under any circumstance. Food vendors will be on hand. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are only available on line at sudsonthesqure.com.

The fourth annual Griddle Gallop is today on the campus of Christian City, 7345 Red Oak Road in Union City. The festivities start at 8 a.m. and consist of a one-mile walk & roll, 5K run, and pancake breakfast. All proceeds will benefit the residents of The Children’s Village. Volunteers will serve flapjacks, sausage, orange juice and coffee from 8-10:30 a.m. There will also be special discounts at Graceland Thrift Store throughout the day. Participation in the walk or run is $25, which includes breakfast and a T-shirt. Cost for breakfast and a T-shirt is $15 or the breakfast only for $5.
For more information, visit www.christiancity.org.

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 uge2077@uga.edu 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 FieldsofFaith.com. To learn more about the Oct. 14 event at McIntosh High School, contact Mark Anderson, 770-883-1386 or manderson@fca.org.

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 20

A breast cancer support group meets today from 5:30-7 p.m. at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Highway 54 West in Fayetteville.The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer. For more information, contact Lesa Merritt (Piedmont Fayette Hospital Women’s Imaging Center) at 770-719-6604.

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: Runsignup.com
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 uge2077@uga.edu.

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 register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title and location). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

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 register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title and location). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.