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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.

April 15

“Into the Woods,” the modern fairy tale classic is now being produced by The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. The Broadway show, made even more popular by the 2014 movie, follows fairytale characters seeking love, family and their hearts’ desires. The show stars a talented cast of professional performers and musicians including The Legacy’s Executive Producer, Bethany Smith as “The Witch”. Into the Woods plays April 15 thru May 8 with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30-$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 Rd. in Tyrone.

“Forever Fayetteville” is scheduled for today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
Bobby Kerlin, Fayette County native and member of the Fayette County Historical Society, shares some of the richest history of our home of Fayetteville. Learn about downtown Fayetteville and the amazing stories that hide within the walls of the homes and buildings that surround us. This program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

April 16

Join us today at Huddleston Elementary School for this year’s Huddleston Hustle. The Kids’ Fun Run (.5 mile) begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Kids’ Marathon (1 mile). The 5K race will begin following both of these events. Registration is $12 for the Fun Run, $15 for the Kid’s Marathon and $20 for the 5K event. A no T-shirt option will be $15. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, go to www.huddlestonelementary.org. Registration by March 31 will guarantee a T-shirt. Race packets may be picked up April 15 from 3:15-6 p.m. in the school gym or the morning of race day.

AVPRIDE is saying “Aloha!” again this year at its annual Hawaiian Run Thingy. This uniquely-named community gathering combines Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, tastes of Hawaii, and fun activities for everyone. It will all take place today beginning at 4 p.m. at Shakerag Knoll, 192 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. This year, AVPRIDE has added a certified 10K race. AVPRIDE will again feature a 5K race, and a 1-mile fun run, walk, and roll (for wheelchair racers).
One of last year’s exhibitors, TCBY Yogurt, will be back again this year. SNAZ” – Special Needs Accommodation Zone – will be on site at Run Thingy, providing a safe environment for comfort and care of families. Truett’s Luau will be at the grill preparing fresh Hawaiian burgers and yummy sides for dinner.
For more information and to register for the 10K, 5K, 1-mile fun walk/run or the 50-yard roll, visit www.runthingy.com.

Peachtree City’s eighth annual Monopoly tournament is scheduled for today at Partners II Pizza, 215 Northlake Drive. Registration is now open by contacting PTCMonopoly@gmail.com. Each contestant must provide his or her name, age, email address, phone number and physical address. Entrants should also let organizers know whether they wish to have lunch at Partners. All players will receive an email reply confirming registration. This year the first 128 to register will be guaranteed a seat in the tournament.
For more information, visit the “Peachtree City Monopoly Group” page on Facebook.

April 21

“A Day at the Races” fashion show and dinner is scheduled for today from 5:30-8 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). The Derby Days of spring are upon us so put on your best hats and gallop over for an all new look to your spring wardrobe. Learn all about the new spring fashions, enjoy an elegant dinner prepared by Chef Bonnie, and join the fun. Models feature men and women alike – Fayette Women cover ladies and FSS members, volunteers, and community icons. The show promises to be full of door prizes, laughter, food and fun. Sponsored by Serenity Hospice, Christian City, and Accounting Resources. This program is $25 and includes dinner. Pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or stop by any location to purchase a ticket. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

A nonprofit organization known as Fayette County Grandparents and Kin Raising Children is hosting a special event today for grandparents, connected caregivers, relatives and professionals. “Chat, Chew & Chime In” is scheduled for today from, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 819 Hwy. 314 in Fayetteville.
Several guest speakers are scheduled. A number of vendors will be on hand representing various local agencies with information that is helpful for families.
Lite breakfast and lunch provided. To RSVP, contact Angelica Cope at 678-552-5296 or Queen Gordy at 770-716-9711.

April 23

The Fayette County Chess Tournament will take place today from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Inman Elementary School, 677 Inman Road in Fayetteville.
Inman teacher Charlie Harper, sponsor of the school’s chess club, came up with the idea of having a Fayette County tournament last year. Registration is $20 per person on the day of the tournament, or $15 per person by pre-registering online at http://tinyurl.com/inmanchess. The registration fee includes two slices of pizza and a drink. Payments of either cash or check will be collected at the door. No credit or debit cards accepted. Check-in and registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Pre-event briefing and pairings will begin at 9:45 a.m., the first round will start promptly by 10 a.m. The tournament is open to players of any age, skill-level, and county of residence. All players will participate in five rounds of competition regardless of performance. Game clocks will be used with rounds lasting 40 minutes with no delay.
Awards will be given to the top five placements in each section. All players will receive a certificate of participation. More information is available at http://tinyurl.com/inmanchess or by contacting Charlie Harper at harper.charles@mail.fcboe.org.

Officials in Tyrone invite the community to join them for the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride scheduled for today.
The event starts at 9 a.m. at Southern Crescent Church. Warriors will ride down Senoia Road at 10:15, ending at 11:30 at Southern Crescent Church. Attendees are encouraged to bring family and friends as well as flags, signs and spirit to cheer on WWP alumni. Soldier Ride is a four-day cycling experience that provides WWP Alumni with the unique opportunity to use cycling and the bonds of service to overcome physical, mental, and emotional injuries.
For more information about Soldier Ride, visit soldierride.org.

The 2016 Spring Sampler, a fundraising event benefiting the Starr’s Mill High School band program, is today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City (performances will conclude at 2:30).
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the event. The Spring Sampler gives local restaurants and businesses the opportunity to showcase “samplers” to advertise and promote themselves while supporting high school band students. The 2015 inaugural Spring Sampler featured over seventeen restaurants and over 700 attendees. Ticket holders are allowed six samples and one soft drink while enjoying live music on the main stage provided by Starr’s Mill High School musicians. Featured music groups include various a Capella choirs, student-led music groups, and our state-recognized Swingin’ Starrs Jazz Band.

April 24

Join us for our annual Sorority Information Session sponsored by the Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Open to ALL interested high school senior and junior girls and their moms and dads. Learn more about sorority membership, get help with your recommendations and hear tips for a successful recruitment from current sorority members! The Keynote Speaker is Kitty DeKieffer, Alpha Chi Omega. The event is free and will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, 700 Ardenlee Parkway, PTC. For questions or more information check the website: www.ascapa.org or send an email to Cele Eifert at ron-cele@att.net or Donna Duff at ptcduff@aol.com

April 26

“Virtual Vacation” is scheduled for today from 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (McIntosh Place, 191 McIntosh Trail.
Take a [virtual] leap across the pond for a visit to learn all about ancient Rome. Ellen and John Minette share their expertise on one of their favorite European cities. Learn about the most popular hot spots, the stunning architecture, and history landmarks that are a must-see. This virtual trip will have you feeling like you are on a tour of this beautiful city.
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.

April 28

The Fayette County branch of the NAACP, along with associated political parties and civic organizations, will sponsor a candidate meet-and-greet today from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library, 1821 Heritage Park Way in Fayetteville. Candidates for local, state and national offices are being invited in an effort to help local citizens become more informed voters. Light refreshments will be served. “Meet and greet candidates for upcoming May 24 primary,” according to a statement. “Find out firsthand their position on pressing issues. Discover how they plan to help you and your community. See where they stand on issues important to you and your family.” For more information, visit www.fcnaacp.org.

April 29

“Declutter Your Life” is scheduled for Friday, today from 11 a.m.-noon at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
It’s time for spring cleaning. Mary and Danielle with Go 2 Girls will cover that is needed to know about decluttering and organizational tips to put your spring cleaning into full gear. Get tips on maximizing the most of the space in your home and ways to make your home more functional and clutter free in no 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.

April 30

The Coweta County GOP and Coweta County Republican Women are sponsoring a candidate forum today from 9 a.m.-noon at the Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street in Newnan. Candidates running for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Third Congressional District and State Senate District 28 have been invited to attend.
This event will be open to the public and free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to come hear and meet the candidates. Have a specific question for the candidates? Send them to CCRWomen@yahoo.com with “candidate forum question” in the subject line. All questions will be considered but only limited number can be chosen.

The Fayette County Band Boosters are having their annual charity golf tournament today This annual tournament raises money for the band general fund, and this fund will be used for a variety of needs, from purchasing new instruments to offering scholarships to students who would be otherwise unable to afford to be in the marching band. Registration is at noon, with ashotgun start at 1:30 p.m. at Whitewater Country Club. Information and registration is available at fayetteGolf2016@eventbrite.com.

Promise Place is hosting its first annual “Promise Place Scavenger Hunt” Sunday, May 15. Participating teams will drive around the city of Fayetteville following 10 clues and the top three teams will be awarded prizes.
The scavenger hunt begins at 5 p.m. at Heritage Park in Fayetteville, and will conclude when the last team reaches the final destination. Tickets are $30 per person, and individuals are encouraged to form teams.
For tickets, visit www.promiseplace.org or call Wendi Bozeman at 770-461-3839 ext. 112.

May

May 14

The Fayette County Spring Symposium is today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the third floor of the Old Fayette County Courthouse on the square. Sessions will include:
Beneficial Insects and their Identification
Protecting Bees and Pollinators from Pesticides
Fayette County’s Do’s and Don’ts with Honeybees
Building Native Bee Condos for your Backyard
Cost is $25 and includes lunch, breaks and bee condo supplies. There will be door prizes, educational tables, and pesticide recertification opportunities. Lunch is sponsored by Truett’s Luau. For more information and to register, call the Fayette County Extension Office at 770-305-5412.

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.