Things to Do-Dec.26-Jan.22

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December

December 26

The South Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship will be hosting a Christmas program today at 5 p.m. at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, 791 Forrest Ave. in Fayetteville. The community is invited to “this joyful program commemorating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” according to a release. For more information, contact Santhosh Thomas at 404-542-1616 or santhoshthomas235@gmail.com.

January

January 5

“Growing and Using Herbs” is scheduled for today, at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City. Join the Peachtree City Garden Club members to hear Judy Cunningham, of Country Gardens Farm, talk about growing and using organic herbs as a tasty and fun addition to your garden. Guests welcome. Refreshments and socializing begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, check out Peachtree City Garden Club on Facebook.

“Muscle Soreness Everywhere” is the topic of discussion today from 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail). No pain, no gain? That is not necessarily true. Christ Moore with Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fitness Center will discuss delayed onset muscle soreness that may come with some planned or unplanned exercise or physical activity. From what causes it and how to prevent it, Chris will share tips to helping with pain management or avoiding it all together. 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. For more information, visit www.fayss.org.

January 6

Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail) is the site of “Don’t Blow a Gasket,” scheduled for today from 11 a.m.-noon. Anger and aggression can be overpowering emotions and learning to deal with them can be difficult. Ann Sheerin with Grow Counseling will help use manage our anger and identify trippers and the deeper issues that are driving it that will allow us to work on strategies in reducing the intensity of outbursts to make things much more manageable.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. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

A session on combating fatigue is scheduled for today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). “Feel grand with Jane Seymour” is a collection of series that provides insight on what people need to know about aging and what should be done to get the most out of their lives. This session will show the series on the best practices to combating fatigue, presented by Dr. Eva Cwynar, and after Russell Bradley with Right at Home will answer any questions from the showing regarding fatigue.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. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

January 8

“Money Talks” is the topic Friday, Jan. 8, 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Don’t worry if your retirement isn’t stretching quite as you had planned. Brandon Jordan with Arch Advisory is here to help us create strategies to make it last. Gain insight on general budgeting and integrate concepts on what you need during your lasting retirement. From tips on how to save using technology, maximizing your social security, and investing conservatively or aggressively, you’ll find a number of ways to help stretch your retirement.

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. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

January 9

“New Home for the New Year” is a family-friendly pet adoption fair that will take place today from 9 a.m.-noon at Coweta County Animal Control. The Newnan-Coweta Humane Society and Coweta County Animal Control are cohosting the fun. Located at 91 Selt Road (off Hospital Road in Newnan) the public is invited and it’s totally free to attend. Visitors and potential adopters are welcome to tour their local shelter and take advantage of the one day special of half-price adoptions on any cat or dog at CCAC.
NCHS also plans to offer discounted adoption fees on fostered pets. Those can be seen online at www.NCHSRescue.org. Discounted pet adoptions are a great bargain. Adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, examined by the veterinarian, will be up-to-date on vaccines, dewormed, and will also be microchipped. Dogs are also checked for heartworms. Cash, credit cards, or debit cards are accepted for adoption fees. Bring your driver’s license. Checks are not accepted. Renters considering adopting need to bring a letter from their landlord stating they are allowed to have pets. More information on the “New Home for the New Year” adoption fair can be found on www.NCHSRescue.org or on the NCHS Facebook page. To view all animals housed at CCAC, visit www.PetHarbor.com.

Newnan-Coweta Humane Society is a 501(c)3 all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number of pets euthanized at Coweta County Animal Control in Newnan through rescue, spay/neuter, foster programs, and community awareness.

January 12

“Grow Up! Using Vines and Climbers in Your Garden” is the topic for the next meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association.It is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. at the UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road in Newnan. Learn about an amazing array of vines suited to a wide variety of growing conditions in all colors of the rainbow.
Admission is free and it is not necessary to register in advancePhone 770-254-2620 or email uge2077@uga.edu to register for door prizes. Registration is not required but is preferred.

January 19

JoAnn Wright will be the speaker for the Fayette Master Gardeners Association meeting scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City. She will be speaking on many techniques of plant propagation with emphasis on those most commonly used by home gardeners.Wright has a B.S. degree in soils and horticulture from the University of Minnesota. Before retirement, she worked for the USDA Seed Bank at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin. She became a Master Gardener with the University of Georgia Extension Volunteers in 2008 and has greatly contributed to local plant sales using her propagation methods.The public is invited to this free lecture. For more information visit www.fayettemga.org or contact fayettemga@gmail.com.

Join Tori Sorrells with Piedmont Fayette’s 60 Plus Services and Marie Doyle with Fayette Senior Services as they share the importance of planning ahead and preparing for aging adults and caregivers. The session is today from 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail). Learn about services in the community that help care for someone with decreased independence. It’s never too early to plan ahead.
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. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

January 22

Memory loss – what’s normal and what’s not? That is the topic of a session scheduled for today from 9 a.m.-noon at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Dr. Martinez and his staff with the Neuropsychology Center will be on site to perform one-on-one memory screenings that are helpful in determining if forgetfulness is more than just normal aging. Immediately following a screening by a staff member, Dr. Martinez will be available for a brief consultation to review the results.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. For more information visit www.fayss.org.