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February

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.

n the dining room of a well-to-do household, a family assembles for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. A mosaic of scenes — funny, touching, rueful — create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class.
In A. R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.
Six actors portray more than 60 characters in Southside Theatre Guild’s production of “The Dining Room,” which opens todaDirected by Gloria Wright, they delineate the dying lifestyle of a time gone by, and the now neglected room that was once a vital center of family life in a play that is often funny and rueful and, by the end, very moving. Performance dates for “The Dining Room” are Feb. 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for Adults and $10 for Children under 12.
Valentine special: February 14, Adult tickets $14. Call 770-969-0956 to record your reservation or reserve online at http://www.stgplays.com.

February 6

Can’t get off the merry-go-round of diet programs? Overeaters Anonymous invites you to a meeting in Peachtree City.
Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s in the Pines, 316 N Peachtree Pkwy. Questions call Carol at 770-463-2140.

Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia is celebrating the 11th anniversary of Pastor Melvin Ware and co-pastor/first lady Rev. J. T. Ware today. The event starts at 5 p.m. and dinner will be
served at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Rev. Lamont Scott from Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Conyers.Mount Olive is located at 1565 Ga. Highway 92, North in Fayetteville, For
more information, contact the church office at 770-892-7508. The church website is www.mobcfayettevillega.com.

February 7

The public is invited to join members of the local American Legion Auxiliary as they present the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Remembrance Ceremony. The service is today, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Peachtree City Christian Church, 500 Kedron Drive.This annual ceremony commemorates the heroic actions of four Army Chaplains, each representing a different faith, during the sinking of the US Army Troop Ship Dorchester by a Nazi submarine in World War II. As the ship began to sink, these four chaplains were calm in assisting soldiers in boarding lifeboats and putting on lifejackets and, in the end, each gave up their own when the supply ran out. They were last seen on the deck with arms linked, praying together and singing hymns as the ship went down.
The ceremony embodies the principles of selfless service to humanity without regard to race, creed, ethnicity or religious beliefs.

February 8

Join Somerby of Peachtree City and Vitas Healthcare as they present “Tea and Talk” a monthly Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group meeting. The monthly support group meeting is designed to help loved ones, caregivers and those who would like addition education learn more about Alzheimer’s and Dementia and how to offer quality support to those who suffer from the disease. The meeting is today at 6 p.m. at Somerby of PTC at 200 Rockaway Road. Refreshments will be served and R.S.V.P’s may be made by calling 770-487-1900

February 9

Native healing is the subject today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail). Hear a unique side to native plants and how they were historically significant to the Cherokee people. Native plant expert Tony Harris, a Cherokee Nation citizen, will discuss ethnobotany. This is the scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of people covering plants and their medical, religious, and other uses. 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.

“Managing Your Diabetes & Blood Screenings” is the topic today from 10-11:30 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).Anna Albritton and LaShonda Hulbert with the Diabetes Association will be on site to help everyone better understand the complicated world of diabetes. Learn everything from risk factors for developing this disease to how to prevent and manage it. After, they will be performing routine blood glucose screenings to help with early detection and checkups to help screen and reduce the burden and complications associated with diabetes. 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 Newnan Centre, in conjunction with the Newnan Coweta Safety Council and the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a free active shooter seminar today from 8:30-11 a.m. The Newnan Centre is at 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road. Experienced presenters and trainers Lt. Mark Cooper and Inv. Denver Atwood of the Newnan Police Department will lead the training. The seminar is open to all businesses and citizens who are interested in learning how to best protect themselves in the event an incident should occur.Admission is free but registration is required. Contact Clare Barnett at 678-673-5486 or clare@newnancentre.com.

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.

“A ‘Humerus’ Approach to Knee Replacement” is scheduled today from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail). Dr. Davis with First Step Physical Therapy shares some of the best techniques for avoiding knee replacements. Learn about the causes of knee pain and how to avoid injury, treat it, and reduce stress to the joint without reducing activity. With a combination of these, the chances of knee replacement can reduce.
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 18

Tired of the cold? Go back to a summer long ago in River City, Iowa, 1912. Konos Academy presents “Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man” Feb. 18-19 at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium in Newnan at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. both days. Famous for its acoustics, the Wadsworth is a fully restored Art Deco theater within walking distance of the Newnan square. This production has two great casts playing the lead roles. A supporting cast of over 100 children and teens brings the Turn of the 20th Century to life in this delightful, award-winning musical.
“The Music Man” is directed by Dr. Dana Spears, Joanne Lee, and Kim Pollard. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. For less than the price of a movie, you and your
family can enjoy a full Broadway production close to home. Prices range from $7-$13 for reserved seats. Student and group discounts are available with advanced purchase, and matinee discounts are also offered for this family-friendly event.
Previous Konos drama productions include the musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Beauty and the Beast,” comedies “Taming of the Shrew” and “Much Ado about Nothing,” and dramas “Romeo and Juliet” and “Macbeth” to name a few.
Konos Academy is a home-school hybrid education center in Fayetteville serving over 250 students in the Southern Crescent. As the popularity of homeschooling has increased, Konos Academy has grown dramatically from its founding over 20 years ago. Konos is an accredited program developed by Charles and Carole Thaxton. Konos offers hands-on education from a Christian worldview and a full range of the arts, academics, and sports for homeschoolers.
For more information visit www.konos.org.

February 22

“Make Health a Hobby” is the title of a discussion scheduled for today from 1-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Dr. Delores Davis with Health Concepts helps us make our health our first priority. Get an understanding of the aging process and a variety of factors that can have a large impact on us as we age. From learning about eating methods, food labels, healthy snacking, and more, you’ll learn how to invest in a healthy future. You will receive guided class notes, tips and recipes to take home to encourage you to continue to make your health your hobby.
This program is $10 and includes materials. 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.

The South Metro Rose Society meets todayat 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.
This month’s program features Master Rosarian Karen Radde, Volunteer Curator of the UGA Rose Trial Gardens. She will discuss the care of the roses being tested, rose evaluations and recommendations for Southern gardens. As always, Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more meeting information call 770-776-7123.

February 23

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services present an information packed workshop for caregivers today from, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).Caring for a loved one with dementia can sometimes be overwhelming. Learn about diagnoses, the types and stages of dementia, community resources, communication techniques, the role of medications in managing challenging behaviors, and caregiver stress management.
Speakers include: Moira Keller and Tori Sorrells with Piedmont Fayette, Dr. Alfonso Martinez with The Neuropsychology Center, Dr. Virendra Randive with Neurology Associates, Marie Doyle with FSS, and a panel of dementia caregivers.This program is $25 and includes lunch and educational materials. 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.

February 24

“The Beautiful Red Mill House” is the topic from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Local historian and Fayette County Expert Bobby Kerlin with the Fayette County Historical Society shares the exciting history of Starr’s Mill and the surrounding community from 1821 until present time.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 25

The Peachtree City Police Department is currently taking applications for the next adult Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class, which begins Feb. 25. Classes will be held each Thursday evening, 6:30 to about 9:00 p.m., for 10 weeks, concluding May 5.
CERT provides hands-on training to help prepare you and your family for a variety of emergencies and disasters. Learn basic disaster response, fire safety, light search & rescue, chainsaw operation, and emergency medical response. The class is free, but preregistration is required. Participants must be at least 18 years old and residents of Georgia.
For more information and applications, visit http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/news_nextclass.htm.

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.
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.

March 20

The Peachtree City SDA Church, located at 4957 Ga. Highway 34 E. in Sharpsburg, will once again host its annual Community Outreach Health Fair and Blood Drive today from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be over 25 exhibitors on site to share helpful information related to your health. There will also be free massages available as well as free diagnostic health testing including blood pressure, glucose checks, and, new this year, kidney disease testing. There is also a free salad bar and door prizes! The American Red Cross will also be on site to take your life-saving blood donations! Make plans now to be there, and be proactive about your health!

April

April 13

The Line Creek Civitan Club and Georgia District Civitan Foundation are sponsoring the 11th annual Civitan “Leave No One Behind” golf tournament to benefit community charities supporting developmentally challenged youth and adults. The event is today at 9 a.m. at Braelinn Golf Club, 500 Clubview Drive in Peachtree City.
Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, refreshments and post-tournament lunch. A two-year use of a 2014 Lexus RX350 SUV is offered by Lexus of South Atlanta and a golf cart is offered by Bulldog Supply of Peachtree City for the hole-in-one contests.
The tournament is a four-person/Ft. Lauderdale scramble format. Entry fee is $100 per player or $350 per team for a four-person team registration if paid before March 15.
For pre-registration and additional information, contact: Will Griffin (678) 409-5626 lccc.wg@gmail.com., Rick Howell, (404) 450-3618 rick.howell@gmail.com., Mike Lossner (770) 631-8757 mdlossner@yahoo.com., Wayne Howell (770) 716-0571 hwhowell@me.com. or Debbie Clanton (770) 4016944 debbie_clanton@att.net.