Things to Do-Feb.13-April 13

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February

February 13

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Fayette County Public Library is hosting a one-hour free public seminar for adults titled “Let’s Talk about Love and Relationships.” Scheduled for today at 11 a.m., the session is designed to help people solve some of the real-life challenges we all face in interacting with others. In her third presentation in a series of personal empowerment programs at the library, professional therapist Musanna Overr will speak and offer guidance on such down-to-earth topics as:
Unconditional Love: All of us need it, want it, got to have it!
Cinderella Who? It’s called a fairy tale for a reason.
Love Thy Neighbor: Be kind, treat others the way you would want to be treated.
Never mistake attraction for compatibility — Looks fade, but love lasts.
Musanna 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.

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.

Online tickets sales have begun for the 2016 Whitewater Spectacular, “In The Heights.” Tickets are available at www.tickets.whitewaterchorus.com The show dates are Feb. 18 – 20 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. Preferred seats are $15 and general seats are $12. Tickets will be available at the door as well. This production tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

February 20

Local dads are encouraged to treat their daughters to an evening they will never forget at Peachtree City’s annual Father/Daughter Dance! The fun-filled event features a red carpet entry, light refreshments, a keepsake photo, music, and dancing. The dance, for girls ages 6 to 12, is today from 7-9 PM at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center, located at 202 Fieldhouse Drive.Advanced registration is required for this community favorite and can be completed online at www.peachtree-city.org/recreation, or in-person at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. The price for Fayette County residents is $45 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter, and fathers will have the option of purchasing a wrist corsage when registering. For more information, contact Kelly Duncan, Special Events Coordinator, at kduncan@peachtree-city.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.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Fayette Candidate Academy Tuesday, Feb. 23. There is no charge to participate. The Fayette Visioning process realized that barriers could be addressed by providing a learning opportunity for those interested in engaging in local government. At the time, like many items on the Fayette Visioning strategic plan, a good idea was laid out but the specifics were to be determined. Former state Sen. Ronnie Chance will be teaching the campaigning portion of the class. Since leaving office in 2014, Chance joined the Hudson Group, a government relations firm. Chance has run numerous successful candidate and issue campaigns. Information is available at www.fayettechamber.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 1

The Fayette County Extension Service is offering a class entitled “Soil Testing for Urban Gardeners” today from 10-11:30 a.m. in Suite 210 of the county administrative complex, next door to the Extension Office. The class is free.
Developing productive soil begins with soil testing. This test determines the nutrients in the soil and what is needed for the best growth of garden, lawn and other types of plants. Come more about the importance of soil testing and making proper amendments. A healthy soil is the first step in ensuring healthy plants.
To have adequate seating and material, RSVP by calling 770-305-5412 X 7 or e-mail uge2113@uga.edu (please include the name(s) of those attending, the date/class you wish to attend, and contact information).

Join members of the Peachtree City Garden Club today at 10 a.m. to hear Robin Porter, owner of Millpond Nursery, talk about small plants to feature in rock gardens and miniature fairy gardens. Robin will bring plants for sale.
The meeting will be held at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd. in Peachtree City. Come at 9:30 for refreshments and socializing. Guests are welcome.

“Made to Scale” is the theme of Fayette Senior Services’ meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 1-2 p.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. Aaron Anthonsen, personal trainer with Gym Guyz, will talk about how to make your workouts work for you. Learn how to adapt and scale exercises for your individual abilities and goals. We have all seen the basic exercises that show up in workouts all the time and that is because the are functional, understandable, and accessible, but the basic forms of these exercises aren’t always for everyone. Aaron will cover a few variables that can be used to adapt any exercise to meet your needs.
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.

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.

The Newnan Junior Service League (NJSL) will host its annual Big Event from 7-11 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 60 East Broad Street in Newnan. The NJSL Big Event is an annual fundraiser benefiting nonprofit grant recipients in the Coweta County area.
This year the NJSL has chosen Coweta Samaritan Clinic (CSC) The NJSL has partnered with Big Eastern Casino Company to bring an evening of music, food, beer, wine, and gaming fun. This semi-formal event will include casino games such as: Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, and Craps. Attendees will be allotted playing chips to begin their games, with the opportunity to purchase more chips throughout the night. At the end of the evening, a drawing will be held for two NJSL Casino Night winners. Also, the NJSL will hold a Poker Tournament, which will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. There is an additional $25 buy-in for the tournament. The winner of the tournament will receive a shooting clay package for four at Blalock Lakes Hunt Club.
Tickets for the Big Event Casino Night are $50 each. The Poker Tournament buy-in is $25. Both the event tickets and tournament buy-ins may be purchased from any NJSL Member or at https://squareup.com/market/newnan-junior-service-league. For more information on the Newnan Junior Service League and the Big Event visit www.njslerves.org.

March 19

The Robert J. Burch Elementary 6th annual Burch Bear Tracks is today at 8 a.m.and includes Tot Trot, Mile Fun Run, and a 5K race. There will be lots of prizes and fun for the entire family as the school promote health and wellness through fitness. The proceeds support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Burch’s P.E. department. Entry fee is $15 per person ($10 without a shirt); registration forms can be picked up at Burch Elementary or accessed online at www.burchbears.org.

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.