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May

May 5

The Orchestras of Sandy Creek High School will host their annual Spring Concert today , at 7 p.m.
The SCHS performing arts venue – Patriot Hall – will be the site of dynamic performances and unique showcases of student achievement, as one of the state’s top orchestra programs presents “Modern Compositions.” Under the tutelage of renowned music educator Patti Davis, Admission to the Sandy Creek High School Spring Orchestra Concert is free. Patriot Hall is located on the campus of SCHS at 360 Jenkins Road, Tyrone, Ga. 30290. Visit www.fcboe.org/schs for more information.

May 6

Fayetteville Main Street, along with Heritage Bank is excited to kick off the spring season with its first Lunch on the Lawn program of 2016. This Friday, Lunch on the Lawn will provide a wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Lunch on the Lawn takes place from 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event.Chick-fil-A box lunches are $6. or grab a lunch from around the square to bring over. Also, the MOM’s Club of Fayetteville will offer homemade desserts and lemonade to continue their fundraising efforts. Live music entertainment is provided by The Goodfellas Band.

“Figuring Out Forgetfulness” is today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).The warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. Early detection gives us a chance to plan better for our futures. Kayley Fleming with the Alzheimer’s Association will separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears. Learn how to recognize the signs to help yourself and others.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 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.

Holly Grove AME Church is hosting a fish fry and yard sale today from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
There will be Southern-fried fish plates, sandwiches, baked goods and shopping.
The church is located at 400 Holly Grove Road in Peachtree City.

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 17

The MOMS Club, along with the Downtown Development Authority, will be hosting a community playground night Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Church Street Park. Guests are invited to bring the kids, visit the park and relax while making new friends. There will be concessions available for purchase.
This event is where the plans will be unveiled for the Habitat for Humanity build day at the park.
Contact churchstreetparkproject@gmail.com with any questions or visit www.facebook.com/churchstreetpark.

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 21

The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library are holding their book sale today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 9,000 books in 24 categories are priced from $.25 to $5.00. The proceeds help support many of the library’s programs including Baby Time and The Summer Reading Program, including the special events and performers. Book donations are accepted and welcomed year around. For information, contact the Fayette Library at 770-305-5331.

May 25

Fayette Senior Services will recognize National Senior Health & Fitness Day with a program today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationally recognized day for older adults, this year marking the 23rd one. It is held annually in May during Older Americans Month. The day’s goals are to promote the importance of overall health and wellness among older adults. This event will showcase local businesses as they present and offer products and services to improve your overall health as you age well and live well. Join us at our host site at Fayette Senior Services.
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 27

Fayette Senior Services will host a special program “In Honor of Memorial Day” today from 2:30-4 p.m. at its Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Everyone is invited to come out and honor those that have been lost. Memorial Day is a day of remembering and honoring the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Enjoy a patriotic and informational afternoon listening to beautiful music, personal stories from people honoring and sharing stories of their lost loved ones, and in sending a warm welcome to all who have served. 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.