Things to Do-June 4-June 26

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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.

The Southern Conservation Trust will be hosting the fourth annual National Trail Day event today at The Ridge Nature Area to maintain this newly established public multi-purpose trail system. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until noon. Volunteers should gather at the Trailhead Kiosk on The Ridge at the South end of Burch Road in Fayetteville.
This year, volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in trail maintenance while hiking, mountain biking, or trail running the 5.6 miles of established trails. Volunteer service activities will include work on the nature area entrance, picnic areas and geocache programs. Outdoor ethics materials from Tread Lightly! and Leave No Trace will also be available to view. This Fayetteville community nature area is now scheduled for full public opening in July. It is a 308-acre hardwood forest and wetland habitat located on a ridgeline between the Whitewater Creek and Ginger Bread Creek.
Volunteers should bring their own trail tools such as rakes, shovels, handsaws, chain saws, eye protection, and gloves. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes and be prepared for sun and biting bugs. Drinking water will be provided. More information is available at www.facebook.com/TheRidgeNatureArea or www.sctlandtrust.org.

June 7

The Fayetteville Police Department will participate in Coffee with a Cop today from 8-10 a.m. at the Starbucks located at 856 South Glynn St. The Fayetteville Police Department plans to hold several Coffee with a Cop functions at different Fayetteville businesses throughout the year.

June 11

The time is approaching for the annual Old Courthouse 5k, presented by The Georgia Civitan Foundation and the Fayette County Civitan Club. For over 23 years, runners from all over the Atlanta metro area and beyond have come to Fayetteville to spend their Saturday mornings to enjoy the fun, the exercise, the fellowship and the opportunity to help those that can’t help themselves by participating in the Old Courthouse 5K. The Fayette County Civitan Club is putting on this year’s 5K run.The run will begin at 8 a.m., at the Fayette County Senior Services Center located at the Fayette County Justice Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. Proceeds from the 5K run will aid organizations serving medically fragile citizens of our community, such as the Joseph Sams School, ExceptionalOPS, Fayette County Special Olympics, and Southwest Christian Care (Hospice, Hope House, Senior Care, and Spiritual Care). The run is an open race to all runners of all kinds, who desire exercise and fun, while helping great community organizations and the special needs children of Fayette County. As always, there will be the fantastic door prizes, refreshments and the great “Old Court House 5K” t-shirts for all registered participants. Day of race registration will open at 7 a.m. in front of the Fayette Senior Services bldg. Now that early registration has begun, you can pre-register on-line at:
http://www.active.com/fayetteville-ga/running/distance-running-races/24th-annual-old-courthouse-5k-2016. For questions you may have, please feel free to contact event director Darryl Douglass @ 678.362.4000 or by e-Mail, darrylwd@us.ibm.com.

June 23

Cyberbullying protection, bullying and teen suicide, model school intervention programs, and community anti-bullying initiatives are among the issues that will be addressed in Auburn University’s sixth international Anti-Bullying Summit.
The Summit, hosted by Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute and Office of Professional and Continuing Education will take place June 23-24 at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. Keynote presenters include Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Judge Steven Teske, Dr. Rebecca Ang, and Ms. Trish Prabhu. The Summit will also offer over 30 breakout sessions. The Summit is open to anyone, but registration is required. For more information or to register for the Anti-Bullying Summit, visit www.auburn.edu/antibullying or contact Ben Pierce (piercbs@auburn.edu or 334-844-5100).

June 26

A special Freedom Celebration is scheduled for today at 6:30 p.m. at Coweta County’s Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Guest speakers include: Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell, who survived the crash of Flight 77 on 9/11 as he was only 30 yards from impact at the Pentagon. He now serves as Texas state senator.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry Bridger, whose Phantom jet was shot down in North Vietnam and who spent six years as a POW at the Hanoi Hilton. The guest soloist is Tiffany Coburn, who after touring with Sandi Patty and TRUTH has been one of the staple members of the Voices of Liberty at Disney World’s Epcot Center in Orlando.
The program will also feature the combined sanctuary choirs and orchestras of First Baptist Church in Newnan and Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville.