Things to Do-Feb.24-April 13

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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.

February 27

A panel of five local authors will participate in the first author’s showcase at the Tyrone Public Library today at 1 p.m. The authors will give a brief presentation, answer questions from the audience, and will be available to sell and sign copies of their books.  This event is open to the public, admission is free, and complimentary light refreshments will be served.  Proceeds from the sale of books at the showcase will benefit The Friends of the Tyrone Public Library, the nonprofit group that sponsors many library programs throughout the year.
The Tyrone Public Library is located at 143 Commerce Drive in Tyrone. For additional information, phone 770-487-1565.

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 3

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at Crosstown Grill, 620 Crosstown Road, Peachtree City (in the Braelinn Shopping Center). Guest speakers will be District Attorney (Griffin Judicial Circuit) Scott Ballard who is running for Superior Court Judge and local attorney Cindy Manning who is running for District Attorney. For information, contact Debby Dickinson, ptcdebby@bellsouth.net/404-376-4132.

The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation in partnership with the University of West Georgia and Underground Books is pleased to host internationally recognized and award-winning poet B. H. Fairchild, artist in residence at the University of West Georgia, for an informal interview, reading and discussion today at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a book signing hosted by Underground Books will follow. The Carnegie is located at 1 LaGrange St. in historic downtown Newnan on the Courthouse Square.
For more information, visit www.newnanclf.com or phone the Carnegie at 770-683-1347.

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.

The South Metro Rose Society, a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, will be holding its annual Community Rose Pruning Clinic today at 10 a.m. The rain date is March 6 at 1 p.m. This event will be held at the rose garden in front of Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Members of the community are invited to attend at no charge. They will gain valuable hands-on experience in rose pruning as well as answers to any rose growing questions from Consulting Rosarians. Participants are asked to bring their own sturdy garden gloves and pruners if possible.
Phone 770-632-9907 for more information.

March 8

“Sustainable Soils” will be the topic of the Coweta County Master Gardeners’ Backyard Association meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County extension office, 255 Pine Road in Newnan.
The guest speaker will be Brian Maddy, Troup County extension coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. Sustainable soil is healthy soil, rich with organic matter and essential minerals. Find out how to create healthy soil that will make a garden bloom.
Admission is free. There is no need to register in advance to attend. Phone 770-254-2620 or email uge2077@uga.edu to register for door prizes. Registration is not required but is preferred.

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 16

Attendees can “Ask the Vet” at the Fayette Senior Services program today from 1-2 p.m. at the Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Dr. Julie Baker with VCA Braelinn Animal Hospital will be pawing her way over to talk about basic pet care. Meet one of her furry dog friends and ask questions about your animal’s health and wellness.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 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!

March 22

The Fayette County Extension office is hosting “Managing Pests Naturally,” a free class today from 6-7:30 p.m. in Suite 210 of the county administrative complex.
Have you ever heard of Integrated Pest Management?  IPM for short? This is the best method for managing pests in your landscape. Come learn the principles of IPM and how you can apply them to your backyard. A brief discussion on beneficial insects will also be included.
In order to have adequate seating and material, RSVP by calling 770-305-5412 X 7 or e-mail uge2113@uga.edu (include the name(s) of those attending, the date/class you wish to attend, and contact information).

March 29

Fayette Senior Services is hosting a Lunch & Learn session today from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at its Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
Probate Court Judge Ann Jackson, attorney Vickie Farrell and attorney Elizabeth Winfield will prepare us for some of the most important decisions of our lives. Don’t wait until it is too late; prepare in advance and learn about probate, power of attorney, and estate planning to have ready for your family. Get tips on dealing with each of these and learn the legal process to assure all are up to date and prepared for when the time comes. 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 registration). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

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.