Things to Do-Sept.1-Oct. 8

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September 1

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will be holding a lunch meeting today at 11:30 a.m. at Crosstown Grille in Peachtree City.Michelle Forthofer, author of “For the Sake of a Difference: A New Voter’s Guide to Making Sound Choices for the Future”, will be the featured speaker.
Guests are welcome to attend! A limited lunch menu will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Leah Williamson at gfrwcga@gmail.com or visit www.greaterfayettegarepublicanwomen.org.

September 3

A fundraiser for the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation is scheduled for today from 6-9 p.m. at the Senoia Coffee Cafe.Attending as guests for a meet-and-greet are more than 10 actors from the TV series “The Walking Dead” as well as Blade, the horse that was rode into Atlanta in the first episode.There will be a Canine Costume Contest, where dogs can dress up as their favorite superheroes. Master of ceremonies is Michael Stuart Productions. For more information, contact Beckyj21@gmail.com.

September 4

The Peachtree City Library Art Initiative announces the exhibit of a selection of photos by Michael Geissinger, freelance photojournalist, from a collection donated to the Library of Congress.
The exhibit opens Sept. 4 and continues through Oct. 27. The opening reception will be an “after hours” event Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Geissinger and his wife expect to be in attendance. The Peachtree City Library Art Initiative seeks to extend the visibility of quality art using regional resources. While the local art associations, the Fayette County Society of Fine Art and the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, have done an exceptional job of supplying monthly exhibitions for many years, the new initiative seeks to enhance that relationship as well as build new ones. Featured artists, who will have a two-month exhibit time, are subjected to a juried process. The committee is currently finalizing next year’s art year calendar.
The November/December 2016 exhibit features the award winning work of Mike Sawecki, fine artist and art teacher.
For additional information contact Rebecca Watts, adult services librarian, at 770-631-2520.

September 6

The Peachtree City Garden Club hosts its first fall meeting at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. Come hear local master gardener, horticulturalist, and Georgia-certified landscaper, David Cree, talk about “How to Achieve an Appealing Landscape: Where the Beauty of Nature Meets the Artistry of Man.” Guests are welcome. Join us at 9:30 for refreshments. Yearly membership in the garden club is $15. For more information, check out the Peachtree City Garden Club on Facebook.

September 8

A Company of Friends presents the family musical “Madagascar, A Musical Adventure”at the Fayette Train Depot at 250 Lanier Ave. East in Fayetteville, Shows are 9/8, 9/9 and 9/10 at 7 p.m. and 9/10 at 2:30 p.m. and 9/11 at 3:p.m. Ticket prices range from $12 to $15 and can be purchased online at http://bpt.me/2586770. More information can be found online at www.acofproductions.comor by calling 770-599-0051

September 11

The Peachtree City Police Department is hosting this year’s National Night Out event along with the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau. It is today from 4-6 p.m. at Huddleston Elementary School.
Come out to visit with several public safety and community-based crime prevention agencies and check out the Fire Department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, and various other pieces of public safety equipment. All children who attend the event can participate in the extremely popular public safety scavenger hunt, which yields lots of goodies and prizes donated by the community. After National Night Out, head across the street to The Fred for the Lee Greenwood concert, which will include a public safety recognition component in honor of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. For Lee Greenwood concert tickets, visit http://www.amphitheater.org/.

September 12

“You Don’t Know Squats” is today from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
A solid plan is always the key to achieving a goal, so having a plan for exercise should be no different. Jason Bombard with Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fitness Center will discuss the best practices to take when trying to create momentum and consistency when starting a personal exercise program. Just “winging it” can lead to failure, disappointment, and injury so join Jason to get on track to exercising today.
This program is FREE but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or register@fayss.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome For more information visit www.fayss.org.

September 15

The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting a Adult Community Emergency Response Team class beginning Sept. 15. The classes will be held each Thursday for (10) ten weeks concluding Nov. 17. The classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until approximately 9 p.m.
Prospective candidates must be at least 18 years of age and residents of Georgia. Applicants will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability form and will be subject to a criminal history background check as a pre-condition to acceptance into the program.There is no charge to attend this class; however, the class size will be limited.
More information about the Community Emergency Response Team can be obtained by visiting www.cert-peachtreecity.com or by calling 770-487-8866.
Applications are available online or may be obtained from the front lobby of the Police Department..

September 17

The 39th annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival is Sept. 17-18, (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday) at Shakerag Knoll, 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.
The festival features more than 100 arts, crafts, and food vendors, entertainers, and a variety of activities for children. Admission and parking are free, and the festival will go on rain or shine.

The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library Book Sale is today from, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 10,000 books in 24 different categories from 50 cents to $5. Proceeds support Summer Reading Program, Wednesday Baby Time and other programs not in the library budget. Questions 770-305-5331.

September 24

Storytellers from around the globe are expected to meet for the College-Temple Storytelling Festival, today from 4-6:30 p.m. at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street in Newnan.
The Newnan Coweta Historical Society is coordinating the event, billed as the first local event of its kind.
The festival’s headliner is Irish storyteller Helena Byrne. Local storytelling group leader Larisa McMichael is coordinating the event.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com, by calling 770-251-0207 or by visiting the museum.

The Coweta Political Forum scheduled for today in Newnan will include a speech and book signing by Kris Paronto, co-author of “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” Paronto is one of the members of the team of six American security operators who fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed at the embassy in Benghazi during the assault that took place Sept. 11, 2012. is at the Crossroads Church at 2564 Highway 154.
Information on Paronto can be found at www.kristantoparonto.com. Questions can be directed to Jan Horne at 678-873-5812. Tickets available at eventbrite/wakeupnowamerica.com

September 27

Fayette Visioning, in partnership with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, Fayette County Democratic Party, Fayette County Issues Tea Party, Fayette County Republican Party and NAACP – Fayette County, Ga., will hold two candidates forums on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 at the Fayette County Public Library at 1821 Heritage Park Way The forum on Sept. 27 features the District 1 County Commission race, Districts 1, 3 and 5 School Board races and the County Tax Commissioner race. The Sept.29 forum features the U.S. Congressional District 3 race and the races for Georgia House districts 71 and 73.
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The forums begin at 6:30 and are scheduled to end at 8:30 For more information, contact Larris Marks at 770-714-3212.

“Lunch & Learn: Filling Your Emergency Kit” is today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
If the unexpected occurs, do you have the right information at hand for yourself or someone else to access? Recent studies have shown that many of us are unprepared for emergencies that may come our way.
Join Dr. Fred Willms, chief medicare officer with Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and William Stone with Raymond James as they share the importance of creating a vital information file ready and easily available to help in case of emergency.
This program is $10 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration (770-461-0813 or stop by any location to register). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

October

October 8

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Fall Plant Sale is today from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Coweta Extension Greenhouse behind the county extension office, 255 Pine Road in Newnan.Come early to select your perennials, shrubs and trees for fall planting. Proceeds benefit Coweta Extension educational programs. For more information, phone 770.254.2620 or visit www.ugaextension.org/coweta.