Things to Do-April 28-June 4

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April

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.

The Fayette Master Gardener Association is hosting a plant sale today from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the county’s Stonewall Avenue government complex.
A wide variety of plants will be available for sale. They can be ordered in advance for pickup at the event. Contact the association at fayettemga@gmail.com before April 26 and the plants will be reserved until 11 a.m. Quantities are limited.

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will host its 2016 Candidate Event today from noon-3 p.m. in Fayetteville at The Gazebo. This will be an outdoor meet-and-greet centered around the downtown gazebo with balloons, ice cream, and hot dogs. Anyone wishing to participate as a candidate or volunteer contact GFRWCGA@gmail.com. More details can also be found at www.greaterfayettegarepublicanwomen.org and on the group’s Facebook page.

May

May 10

The theme for the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association meeting in May is “Liliaceous Gone Wild.” It is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension-Coweta County, 255 Pine Road in Newnan.
The guest speaker is Jim Rodgers from Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville. The rare and beautiful Cahaba Lily, also known as the “shoal lily,” is being re-introduced into the Chattahoochee River near Columbus. Jim Rodgers will discuss the program to bring these lovely plants, which grow only in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama, back to the Chattahoochee.
Admission is free. You need not 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.

“Generations Online” is May 10, 12 and 17 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services” Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
This three-part series is your introduction to the iPad and internet., Grant Dow with Home Helpers of Georgia will teach us what we need to know about using the iPad. From the very basics to the web, email, and figuring out those apps, pictures and more you will leave with a better understanding. We will download this tutorial app for free for you to use at home after class is complete. This program is for the very beginner users. Limited to Apple iPad users and you must bring your iPad with you to class. 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.

May 13

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is celebrating its 20th year in Fayette County. This year’s Relay For Life event is today at Sandy Creek High School. Relay For Life is a community event. This year’s theme is: “Paint Your World Purple”.
Relay For Life is a fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Opening Ceremonies will start at 6:45 p.m. with the ceremonial Torch of Hope being brought into the track area and taken around the track by this year’s Torch of Hope participants. There will be the celebratory Survivors’ Lap, followed by the Caregivers joining their Survivor for another lap around the track, Interested in forming a team, registering as a cancer survivor, or finding out more information about Relay For Life? Please visit our event site at : www.relayforlife.org/fayettecountyga our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RFLFayetteCo.GA or our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/fayetterelay

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 16

The Coweta-Fayette Auburn Club will hold its annual social and dinner meeting today at Due South Southern Cuisine in Peachtree City. Travis Williams, Auburn University’s linebacker coach, is the scheduled guest speaker. Williams played football for Auburn four years, winning All-SEC honors during the Tigers’ unbeaten 2004 season and winning all-conference honors again in 2005. In 2004, he led Auburn in tackles, was second in 2005 and third in 2003. He won the Pat Dye Leadership Award for defense in 2004 and 2005.
The social hour will start at 6 p.m. with a southern buffet dinner at 7. A silent auction to benefit the “Whupper Lee Scholarship” fund will feature many desirable items. A football signed by Coach Gus Malzahn and other Auburn collectibles will be raffled. The cost is $35 per person if paid by May 6 and $50 after that date. Children 12 and under are $15 each. Reservations are required and can be made by mailing a check to: Coweta Fayette Auburn Club, P.O. Box 2346, Peachtree City, GA 30269.
For more information contact the club at cowetafayetteauburnclub@gmail.com or 678-467-3870. All Auburn fans are invited to attend.

May 20

“Retirement from Driving” is scheduled for today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). This class is designed to empower and teach you effective ways to comfortably talk with loved ones about their ‘retirement’ from driving. The conversation is never easy when it’s time to take the keys away, but Rick Roberts with Safe Solutions will help you gain tools and confidence needed to help your loved one make a smooth transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat.
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.

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.

June

June 4

The Southern Crescent Storytellers, a cluster group of the Southern Order of Storytellers, will present Father Goose Brigade Storytelling for all ages from 2-4 p.m. at the Peachtree City Public Library, in the Children’s Library on the main level.
Take Father’s Day photos with Father Goose, Mother Goose, and Puppy Goose Fletcher. Photo opportunities will be available starting at 1:30. Admission is free, as are refreshments and a raffle drawing.Members of the community and professional storytellers will be telling tales.For further information about Southern Crescent Storytellers and events at the Peachtree City Library, please visit their Facebook pages (Southern Crescent Storytellers, Georgia Storytelling Events) or www.PeachtreeCityLibraryFriends.org.