Things to Do-Jan.6-Jan.28

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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.

The Fayette County Public Library is hosting a one-hour public seminar for adults titled “Live Authentically”today at 11 a.m. The session is designed to help people be true to themselves and discover their true potential. Admission is free.Professional therapist Musanna Overr will introduce participants to some tools they can use to create change in their own lives and make the most out of every day. She will talk about ways to shed the burdens of the past and let go of blame, and offer practical advice on how to focus on what you can control and stop worrying about what you can’t. Overr will emphasize the importance of being honest with yourself, and making sure that every day includes some peaceful time for yourself. Overr has worked to help others realize their potential since 1999, when she received her master of arts in psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology, and started working at Anchor Hospital as a needs assessment counselor for patients struggling with mental health or substance abuse problems. She followed that with 13 years as director of guidance at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, where in addition to providing college guidance, facilitating student/parent teacher conferences, and allocating Title I funds, she also served as a family therapist whenever needed. The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways 85 and 54.  For additional information, contact the library at 770-461-8841.

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.

The 2016 Relay for Life Spring Kickoff = take places today at 6:30 p.m. at Flat Creek Country Club. Join your fellow Relay for Life participants for a night of motivational and informational speakers as plans and preparations for 2016 Relay for Life heat up.

January 13

The planning committee for the upcoming annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Community Program to be held at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville Monday on January 18, at 11:30 a.m. is seeking local vocalists to be a part the MLK Community Choir.  There will be two community rehearsals at Flat Rock AME Church located 148 Old Chapel Road in Fayetteville. Rehearsals will be today and Jan. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m..Directing the MLK Community Choir will be Tyrone Jones musician and organist for Inman United Methodist Church.   Local choir members are encouraged to participate in this inaugural MLK Community Choir.   If you are interested or want additional information, please contact Jones at 678-598-7880.

January 14

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club meets today at 5:30 p.m. at Nikko Restaurant in Tyrone. Officers for 2016-17 will be installed by Georgia Federation of Republican Women President Barbara Hickey, who will also tell us about plans for the coming year. For information, contact Debby Dickinson, ptcdebby@bellsouth.net/404-376-4132.

January 16

College bound students can get a head start on preparing for their college career.
at the Fayette County Public Library
1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville
From 10 a.m. – noon.
Author Wendy Felton, will discuss her works:
“The College Access Workbook.”
Strategically position yourself for the future
with financial aid, scholarships, and admissions For more information please call 404-849-2138.

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “Man of Peace,” a concert by The Atlanta Concert Ringers in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today at 6:30 p.m. at The Depot.
Boxes are also being distributed around Newnan for the MLK “Dream Quilt” project, headed up by NCHS Graduate Research Assistant Harvee White of the University of West Georgia. Local residents are encouraged to submit their “dream” for Newnan and Coweta County. The submissions will be stitched together and displayed at the Male Academy Museum. The Atlanta Concert Ringers began in 2002 as a result of a goal to assemble a community-based handbell performance group attracting experienced ringers from throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.
In addition to concerts in the Atlanta area, ACR has performed throughout the Southeast. This diverse group of musicians includes elementary school educators, a graduate student, information technologists, a neuroscience PhD, retirees, and a statistician. Tickets to the event are available at the Male Academy Museum, the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, and at www.eventbrite.com.

January 18

The Fayette County NAACP is sponsoring an MLK birthday parade and program today beginning with a 9 a.m. breakfast for sale by Chick-fil-A in the Fayette County High School parking lot. Lineup for the parade begins at 10 a.m. and the parade itself starts at 11, going to Hood Avenue, Hwy. 85, Hwy. 54 and back to the FCHS parking lot.
A commemorative program is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sams Auditorium, 205 LaFayette Drive in Fayetteville. Admission is free. For more information, contact John E. Jones at 678-575-8166 or naacprezjones@aol.com.

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.

January 25

The South Metro Rose Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. The program features Master Rosarian Cathy Farmer speaking about Old Garden Roses. Her program will describe Antique Roses that have been with us for hundreds of years and their intriguing history. As always, Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic.
For more meeting information phone 770-631-3885.

January 28

The Fayetteville Police Department is now helping Fayetteville residents and businesses be prepared for active shooter events by teaching an “Active Shooter Response” class.The class, which lasts approximately one hour, is based off a video produced by the city of Houston entitled “Run, Hide, Fight” and offers tips for how to respond when an active shooter situation takes place The class is currently being offered to Fayetteville businesses at their location and a class for the public is scheduled today at 7 p.m. at the Fayetteville Municipal Court. If you are interested in attending the public class or would like to schedule a class at your business, contact Lt. Mike Whitlow at 770-719-4222 or mwhitlow@fayetteville-ga.gov.