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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.

The Legacy Theatre is producing the family hit “Mary Poppins” running through Aug. 7. Now this favorite tale has been adapted into a fresh, new Broadway musical featuring classic songs like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, “Spoonful of Sugar” and “Step in Time” alongside new musical numbers. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30-$45 and can be purchased at www.thelegacytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 404-895-1473. The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Rd. in Tyrone.

Today is the second Market Day event of 2016 on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to browse through a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade and homegrown products.The Market opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m. Subsequent Market Days will be held on the third Saturday of every month, now through August, and on the fourth Saturday of September and October. Any vendors wishing to participate in future Market Days should call 770-719-4173. For info on other planned events in downtown Fayetteville, please check the Main Street Calendar at Fayetteville-GA.gov.

Community members are invited to participate in Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s July Walk with a Doc featuring orthopaedic surgeon Michael Behr, MD.The walk is today from 8:30-9:30 a.m. This year, each Walk with a Doc event will begin at the Peachtree City Farmer’s Market at the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center (215 Northlake Drive in Peachtree City).
Dr. Behr is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow. Dr. Behr is fellowship trained in sports medicine. His specialty is general orthopaedic surgery with an emphasis in sports medicine and knee replacement. He is a founding member and currently serves as the Medical Director of OrthoAtlanta. He recently served as President of the medical staff at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and currently serves on the hospital board.
During the event, Dr. Behr will take a few minutes to talk about a health topic of his choice and participants can ask questions for the remainder of the session (approximately 40 minutes). Registration is required. Participants will receive a t-shirt and a pedometer. To register visit piedmont.org/walkwithadoc or call 877.527.3712 (toll free). Please arrive by 8:15 a.m. – the walk will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.
There will be a Walk with a Doc event on the third Saturday of every month through November of this year. For more information about Piedmont’s Walk with a Doc program, visit piedmont.org/walkwithadoc.

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 20

“Fire Rescue Heroes” is scheduled today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett with the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services shares a general overview of the department. Gain insight on what makes up the department, home safety tips, and what services they provide that we can all take advantage of. From response time information, who to call when, and what you can use them for, you’ll leave with more knowledge than you could imagine.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 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.

August

August 1

Eligible blood donors are urged to schedule a donation today in conjunction with the blood drive scheduled for 1-6 p.m. at the Senoia United Methodist Church.
Walk-ins are always welcome at this drive, which is co-sponsored by the local church and the Senoia Optimist Club.The American Red Cross issued an emergency appeal July 5 asking eligible blood and platelet donors to give as soon as possible. The upcoming blood drive is for the Senoia area and beyond, and it will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church, 229 Bridge Street. If you would like to learn how you can help in this or another worthwhile project sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club, contact senoiaoptimistclub@gmail.com or Club President Phil Downey at 770-833-9242. If you would like more information about the Senoia United Methodist Church, visit http://senoiaumc.org/ or call the church office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 770-599-3245.