Things to Do-June 29-July 28

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June

June 29

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber will host a “State of Education” Lunch Wednesday, today from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29 North in Newnan. Speakers will include Coweta County Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker, University of West Georgia Provost Michael Crafton, Ph.D., and West Georgia Technical College President Steve Daniel. They will share our community’s progress and achievements in education during the past year and highlight future goals. The Chamber’s “State of Community” Lunch Series kicked off in March with a focus on local government and featured reports from city and county administrators.
The “State of Healthcare” Lunch is set for Oct. 5 and will feature CEOs from three local hospitals: Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital.
The “State of Education” Lunch June 29 is sponsored by Newnan CEO. Registration for the lunch is $35 for Chamber members and their guests and $50 for general admission.
For more information, call 770-253-2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.

July

July 3

The Yacht Rock Revue is scheduled to perform today, at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater.
Billed as “the greatest show on surf and the finest tribute to 70’s light rock to ever perform anywhere,” the group is known for “spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog.” It goes without saying they have taken their act to the high seas, performing showcase sets on music cruises with Weezer, Kid Rock, Train, Zac Brown Band, Sister Hazel and fitness guru Jillian Michaels. “By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans. The band attacks each song as if it were their own, and the energy exchanged between the band and the crowd has more in common with a stadium U2 show than that of a typical bar band,” according to a statement. Gates will open at 7 p.m. with opening act Gravity taking the stage at 8. Yacht Rock will begin at 9. Reserved seats range from $30-$40 and may be purchased by visiting the Fred Box Office or online at ticketalternative.com. For further information, call 770-631-0630.

July 4

Celebrate a treasured Peachtree City tradition which includes the ever-popular Independence Day Parade and a spectacular fireworks display. Parade starts on Peachtree Parkway, north of Braelinn Golf Club at 9 a.m. Fireworks at Drake Field start at dusk.

A Let Freedom Ring ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. today on the grounds of the Old Fayette County Courthouse.The short, yet meaningful ceremony, will honor the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Each state’s name and the names of the men from that state who signed the document will be read and a bell will be rung in recognition of their brave act. The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will provide a color guard that will post the colors and provide a musket salute. The ceremony lasts about 20 minutes. Bring lawn chairs for seating.
The ceremony is sponsored by the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Fayetteville. For information, contact Susan Sloan at 770-461-2458 or jandssloan@mindspring.com.

The community is invited to celebrate Independence Day in downtown Newnan during the 4th of July Parade scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park (Temple Avenue Park) and end at Greenville Street Park. Main Street Newnan welcomes all interested participants to meet at Veteran’s Memorial Park by 8:30 a.m. Registration is only necessary for participants that intend to use a motorized vehicle to pull a float, and participation is free. If you would like to feature a float in the parade, visit www.mainstreetnewnan.com to fill out the online registration form. For more information visit www.mainstreetnewnan.com or contact Main Street Newnan at 770-253-8283.

July 6

“There’s a Hack for That: Garden Edition” is today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). There is always a way to simplify your gardening experience; you just have to figure out the right trick of the trade. Bonnie Helander teaches us the most useful hacks to use around our garden. Learn easier, simplistic, and less expensive hacks to use from home remedies, keeping critters away, how to create less stress on our bodies and more.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.

July 7

Touring artist Von Strantz is stopping in Senoia to play at the Senoia Coffee & Cafe. They are a female Indie rock duo from Indianapolis. The sound of Von Strantz is described simply as folk n’ roll, akin to the tradition of Over the Rhine and the sacredness of The Vespers; the instrumentals stir the soul much like Mumford and Sons.
Utilizing a variety of instruments such as the mandolin, violin, bass, and cello, Von Strantz unites harmonies strung together by commanding and soulful lyrics. With story-sharing as their passion, Von Strantz invites their audience into the emotion of each piece. Von Strantz is storytellers, an ebb and flow of two different musicians, exploring the dark and emerging with hope.
Von Strantz released their first self-titled EP in early 2013, and has also released “Narratives Chapter I: Troubled Souls” March of 2014 & “Narratives Chapter II: The Line” August of 2014. The band has traveled extensively, booking more than 400 shows since January 2014, including Electric Forest, Hard Rock Cafe, Schuba’s, Paper City Music Fest, Audiofeed, Starry Night 2013 & 2014 ,Steel Bridge Music Fest 2013 & 2014, and has shared the stage with some of their favorite artists, My Brightest Diamond, Over The Rhine, Howie Day & A Silent Film. Von Strantz’s new EP “Narratives Chapter III: Eighteen Eighteen” is out now.

July 21

“Makeup Chic” is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Join Paula Hyatt with Merle Norman in Peachtree City as she gives up the best tips and tricks to makeup makeovers and skin care! With so many options available for makeup choices, Paula will share some of the most popular.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.

July 26

“A Life Behind the Scenes” is scheduled from 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Tammy Williams, owner of the local television and film studio Open River Pictures and founder of Open Rivers Film Academy shares her story of how she reached her dream of working in the film industry and her experience in motion pictures.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.

July 28

“Farm to Table Living” is scheduled from11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
The farm-to-table way of thinking focuses on using extremely fresh ingredients that have been barely modified, sometimes presented raw just a few feet from where they grew. Learn about the health benefits of embracing this philosophy with an emphasis of freshness, seasonality, local availability, and simple preparations. Speakers include: Tricia Stearns – Director of PTC Farmer’s Market, a Dietician with Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Scott Tyson – Owner of 180 Degree Farm, Lisa Stillman – Dietician with Alpha Internal Medicine. This program is $15 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration. Phone 770-461-0813 or stop by any location to register. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.