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March 11

Starr’s Mill High School Fine Arts Department presents “Legally Blonde The Musical!” on March 11, 12 & 13 at Duke Auditorium at Starr’s Mill. Shows will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students Tickets always sell out so please get them in advance at Starr’s Mill’s front office or through a cast member. Parent Advisory: May not be suitable for children under 13.

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 15

Master Gardener Susan Meyers will give a free lecture today at The Bridge, 225 Willow Bend Road In Peachtree City at 11 a.m. about the importance of the Monarch butterflies. She has volunteered with Monarchs Across Georgia since 2003, leading trips to the overwintering colonies Mexico, facilitating educator workshops, and administering pollinator habitat grants. Recently retired from the education department at Stone Mountain Park, she volunteers with a middle school science club gardening for wildlife and participates in several plant- and insect-related citizen science projects. For more information, send email to fayettemga@gmail.com.

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.

The Fayette Master Gardener Association is participating in the Spring Fling Arts Festival and Car Show at Fayette Senior Services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will sell one gallon Native Azaleas. 9 Different kinds are available. For more information, send email to fayettemga@gmail.com

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 26

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department is today. Registration will start at 10 a.m. and the hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. by age groups. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and for children ages 2 through 11. This year we will have a special Easter Egg Hunt for children with food allergies. Come visit with the Easter Bunny and Sparky, the fire dog and have your picture taken with them. We will also have a Sparky Bounce House and a Dinosaur Slide provided The Bounce House. There will be more fun activities and prizes. There will also be a free raffle for The Big Easter Bunnies.
The Peachtree City Fire Department will have some fun “safety” activities along with their Fire Trucks.
The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Shakerag Knoll Park on McIntosh Trail/Kelly Dr. near the Amphitheater. Bring your own Easter basket or decorate your own Easter bag. Please no pets. For additional information call Nancy at 770-301-7588 or e-mail her at smile2day216@bellsouth.net. In case of bad weather contact the Peachtree City website at http://peachtree-city.org/calendar.aspx for event status.

March 28

Boy Scout Troop 175 will host special speaker Lt. Col. (ret.) Barry Bridger at an event today at 7 p.m. at the PTCUMC multipurpose sanctuary, 225 Robinson Road in Peachtree City.
Bridger will speak to Scouts and their families about time served as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. In 1966 he completed his first combat tour, flying missions in Vietnam. He returned to the United States, advanced to aircraft commander in the F-4 Phantom and began a second tour, again flying missions over Vietnam. During these two tours, he accumulated over 200 combat flying hours and completed more than 70 combat missions over North Vietnam. On Jan. 23, 1967, he was shot down over Son Tay, North Vietnam, by a surface to-air missile. He was subsequently captured by the North Vietnamese and imprisoned until March 1973. Bridger retired in 1984 after 22 years of service in the Air Force. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal with V device, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and Prisoner of War Medal.

The South Metro Rose Society will meet today at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank at 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 Stephen Hoy, rose hybridizer and editor of the “Singularly Beautiful Roses” newsletter, presenting a talk entitled “Miniature Hybrid Chinas –The Lawrenceanas.” This class of roses dates back to the 1800’s in Europe and is the forerunner of today’s modern miniature roses. As always, Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more meeting information call 770-631-3885.

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.

May

May 28

The Coweta Community Foundation will host the Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper today from 12:30-10 p.m. at Blalock Lakes Sporting Club. The Sporting Clays portion of the day begins with lunch at 12:30. Participants and guests are welcome for a hunter casual evening of awards, a Southern supper, auction and music beginning at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or sponsorships or to register teams online, visit www.cowetafoundation.org or call 770-253-1833 or email info@cowetafoundation.org.
The Coweta Community Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)3 organization that helps focus local philanthropy on the community’s changing needs. The Foundation manages individual gifts and bequests as an endowed pool of assets, distributing grants to a wide variety of organizations that enhance and support the quality of life in Coweta County, while maintaining the charitable intent of the donors. For more information, call the Foundation at 770-253-1833.