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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 9

In conjunction with the Peachtree City Rotary Club Dragon Boat Races and International Festival in September, there will be free dragon boat crew practices on the second Saturday of July and August. The public is invited, whether you plan on entering a boat in September or not.
The next practice is today at 3 p.m. at Lake McIntosh. All paddles, life jackets, and boats are provided. Wear boating clothes, sunscreen, and “wettable” shoes. Normal water safety rules (no practice during threat of thunderstorms) will apply.Free parking for Fayette County vehicles. If you’d like to come earlier, there will be training/practicing for steering and coaching starting at 1 p.m., and paddlers are needed for that; no experience necessary.
For more information, visit www.ptcdragonboats.org.

July 16

The Fayette County Public Library will show “Gone With The Wind” today at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 12:45. The event marks the novel’s continued presence on the best-seller list 80 years after its initial printing. There will be period dressed ushers and live music. The event is free and will take place in the library’s recently upgraded meeting room. This movie presentation will be suitable for audiences age 12 years and older. The entire length of the movie is four hours. Refreshments will be provided. There will be a 10-minute intermission. Online registration available at http://gonewiththewind_mmc.eventbrite.com.
The collaboration between The Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum and the Fayette County Public Library is due to the shared interest in promoting the rich history of Fayette County through programming that is enlightening and entertaining for all ages. The library is at 1821 Heritage Way in Fayetteville.For more information, contact public services librarian Gina Martin at 770-461-8841.

July 19

Pyke & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law will be conducting free seminars on the basics of estate planning. These seminars will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City July 19 and July 21 from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. both days. A catered meal will be served 30 minutes before the seminars. Contact: 770-507-2500 ext.2 or www.cpyke.com.

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 23

A ride for Fayette County Deputy Toby Daly is today at noon at the old courthouse in Fayetteville. Toby is fighting cancer. Registration is at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 11 a.m. The escorted ride returns at noon for a raffle and lunch. Cost is $20 per bike, and $10 per passenger. For more information, contact tfopope@gmail.com.

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.