Things to Do-Jan.22-March 12

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January

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.

The Legacy Theatre opens “Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story” today and the hit production will run until Feb. 21. This sensational musical follows the ups and downs of Holly’s ‘budding’ musical career as he strives to fulfill his potential genius. The heart-warming tale of a small town all-American boy is told with care, detail and humor. “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” finally explodes into a celebration of youth and lust for life in a re-creation of his last concert at Clear Lake and The Legacy Theatre’s musicians and actors perform Buddy Holly’s music with youth, joy and boundless enthusiasm. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $25-$45 and can be purchased online at www.thelegacytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 404-895-1473. The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Road in Tyrone.

“A Passion for Fashion” is scheduled for today from, 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). A wardrobe is worth a thousand words. Join Kim Jones with Belk as she spruces up everyone’s personal style with tips and tricks to finding the perfect outfit that fits you. Learn about the latest fashions and determine which one is best for you. This program is free and no pre-registration is required. Contact 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org for more information. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

January 23

Brewton-Parker College’s Office of Alumni Relations invites alumni in the area to attend a BPC Alumni & Friends Dessert Social Saturday, today from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Newnan, The Warehouse, located at 17 Brown Street. Reminisce with old friends, meet new people and catch up on the activities at Brewton-Parker College. Guest speaker will be Dr. Steve Echols, President of Brewton-Parker College. There will also be a special performance by the BPC Concert Choir. Spouses and guests are welcome. To learn more about the event, contact Director of Alumni Relations Kimberly Lajiness at 912-583-3255.

Fayetteville’s Muslim community plans to host a “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” open house today at 4 p.m. at the Islamic Community Center, at 288 E. Lanier Ave. We welcome our neighbors to join us for a guided tour of the mosque, a detailed presentation about Islam, and a Q&A session. RSVP by emailing info@iccatlanta.org.

The Peachtree City SDA Church, located at 4957 Hwy 34 E in Sharpsburg will host a fun and family-friendly 50s/60s Night on tonight at 7 p.m. All ages are invited! Come dressed in era-themed attire, enjoy delicious food, participate in a talent show, and dance to music from these fun decades! If you have any questions or would like to participate in the talent show, email Pastor Nate Elias at pastornateelias@gmail.com.

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.

“Stand Up to Falls” is the Lunch & Learn topic scheduled for today at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail). As much as we all don’t want to believe it could happen to us, it is something we need to be aware of. Falls can happen to all of us, but the aging population is more at risk. Dr. Chris Davis with First Step Physical Therapy and Chris Campbell with the Peachtree City Fire Department are here to catch us. Learn preventative measures to avoid falls as well as methods to safe proofing your home to lessen the risk of falls. This program is $10 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or stop by any location to register (must make payment at the time of reservation). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

January 26

Today you can attend a free educational meeting on Tax Free Real Estate Investing with IRAs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP invest@srnhomes.com
For more information call 678-782-1004.

“Five Threats to Retirement” is the Lunch & Learn topic scheduled for today from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).Justin Romero with PNC Bank will share the five biggest threats to most of our retirements. Justin will detail how inappropriate asset location, loss of purchasing power, higher interest rates, rising healthcare costs, and changes in net word can adversely affect our retirement goals and plans. Discover solutions and how to address these threats and what questions you may want to ask your financial advisor to be sure you are effectively protecting your savings. This program is $10 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or stop by any location to register (must make payment at the time of reservation). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

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 Sams Auditorium. 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.

January 30

The 25th annual Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City’s Pancake Breakfast is today from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McIntosh High School.

January 31

Mary Frances Bowley and the entire Wellspring Living organization invite the community to its Southside Launch Party of their fast–selling book, “Make It ZERO — A Movement to Safeguard Every Child,” scheduled for today from, 6-8 p.m. at the Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City. “Make It ZERO” has already set sales record since its release, being named #1 new release on Amazon in the social services sector. It has already sold out twice on Amazon and reached record sales through Barnes and Noble bookstores.

February

February 1

Want to make a possible life-saving difference in someone’s life? Give the “gift of life” at the Senoia Area Blood Drive that will be held at the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1-6 p.m. The Senoia United Methodist Church and the Senoia Optimist Club are co-sponsoring this important blood drive. Donors are needed and are welcomed at the upcoming blood drive for the Senoia area that will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. Members of the Senoia Optimist Club will offer blood donors their “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches along with a number of free coupons from local area businesses.
The Senoia United Methodist Church – site of the blood drive – is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street. It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge streets.

February 3

Attacking Taxes” is the topic today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).Learn all of the new tax laws in anticipation of the big day coming in April. Bob Napoli will show tips such as how to fill out forms properly, how to file electronically, ways to get ready to file, and more. Make this year’s tax return much easier.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.

February 4

An educational workshop detailing “Healthcare Costs in Retirement” is today at 6 p.m. at The Village Cafe in Fayetteville.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and a reservation is required by Jan. 28. Please call 770-719-2935. The event is hosted by the Edward Jones office of Richelle Mathis in Fayetteville.

February 16

We all enjoy good fresh fruit, but with it many questions come to mind. Will this fruit produce in Georgia? When do I plant it? Where? How do I keep it healthy? Am I in the right climate zone for it to prosper? To help you out with these questions, the local extension service has scheduled two free classes. “Growing Small Fruit at Home” is today from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 210 of the Fayette County Administrative Complex next door to the Extension Office. Come learn how to grow fruits in your backyard including blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, muscadines, and figs. There will also be a discussion of common insect and disease pests to look out for. Presented by Kim Toal, Agriculture & Natural Resource Agent, Fayette County.
“Native Fruit Trees for your Backyard” is Thursday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-noon in the administrative complex’s public meeting room. Are you interested in eating fresh fruit picked from your backyard? Consider creating a native fruit tree orchard right at home! Whether you are interested in planting one or a dozen, native fruit trees are an excellent choice for the beginner or experienced gardener looking to have lower maintenance fruit trees. Presented by Heather Kolich, Forsyth County Extension Agent. These programs are free of charge but registration is required for seating and material. RSVP to uge2113@uga.edu or 770-305-5412×7 with the name(s) of those attending and a phone contact. Please indicate which class(es) you will be attending. Don’t procrastinate; if there is not adequate attendance, the program(s) are subject to cancellation.

March

March 4

Promise Place is hosting its annual comedy benefit, “Promise You’ll Laugh,” today at 7:30 p.m. at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. Doors open at 6:45. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta will entertain the audience, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting Promise Place. Improv comedy shows rely heavily on audience suggestions, so each show is as unique as its attendees. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For tickets, visit www.promiseplace.org or call Wendi Bozeman at 770-461-3839 X 112.Every year, Promise Place educates more than 3,000 teens on how to avoid abusive relationships by recognizing danger signs and the different types of abuse, as well as how to help someone they know is being abused. Promise Place is a non-profit agency serving victims of domestic violence and their children in Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties.

March 5

Lace up your shoes for a great morning of running in Peachtree City’s quiet neighborhoods and paths. Oak Grove Elementary’s 13th Annual Run for the Gold 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run today, beginning at 8 a.m. Early registration is $20 for participants with a $80 cap for all families. Phantom runners (those who wish to support Run for the Gold but are unable to run) may purchase a T-Shirt for $15. Registration after Feb. 26 is $25. Applications are available at www.oges.org. For more information, contact Oak Grove at 770-631-3260.

March 12

It’s the Wadsworth’s biggest night of the year today. Newnan’s own Courtenay Budd returns as artistic director and host for the 2016 Friends of Wadsworth concert, a continuation of the series that has brought international talent from the classical music world to the Wadsworth Auditorium stage. Begun by the grand hall’s namesake Charles Wadsworth, the chamber music programs have brought packed houses for more than two decades. This spring there will be familiar faces in soprano Budd and violinist Chee-Yun. Joining them will be Randall Scarlata, baritone; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola; Wendy Sutter, cello; and Laura Ward, piano. Organized under the auspices of the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission since 2007, the concerts originally led by Charles Wadsworth for many years served as benefits to help fund the Newnan municipal auditorium’s restoration. In gratitude, the City of Newnan named the hall in his honor. Wadsworth himself says the restored hall has some of the best acoustics he has encountered in his travels. Tickets will be going on sale soon at outlets around Newnan. Watch www.cityofnewnan.org and the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Facebook page for details.