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September

September 22

Free and open to the public, the Southern Crescent Storytellers will host an Open Mic storytelling night at the Fayette County Public Library at 7:30 PM. Tellers must be 18 years of age to participate, but this event is appropriate for an audience of all ages. Teller sign-up will take place at 7:00 PM. Each of us has a story, and this promises to be an entertaining night! The Southern Crescent Storytellers are a dedicated group of talented people who are committed to the arts in south Metro Atlanta, to the advancement of children’s literary accomplishments, and to helping make storytelling once again an integral part of culture and entertainment in Georgia and the Southeast. For further information about Southern Crescent Storytellers, please visit www.southernorderofstorytellers.org and Facebook pages, “Southern Crescent Storytellers” and “Georgia Storytelling Events.”

September 23

“Picturing Fayetteville” is today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
Tony and Lamar with the Fayette County Historical Society will present a virtual tour of our beloved downtown Fayetteville. See photos and hear the history behind some of Fayetteville’s most historic buildings and see what the town was and has become.
This program is FREE and no pre-registration is required. Phone 770-461-0813 for questions. FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit www.fayss.org.

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.

Senoia’s 12th annual “Cruisin’ to the Oldies” Car Show is today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
You don’t have to be an antique car buff to enjoy the fun planned by Senoia’s Downtown Development Authority. Your family can stroll through Senoia’s unique community of small businesses or sit down and grab a bite to eat at one of the locally owned restaurants. If you want to snack as you walk through the show, you can choose from a selection in the Food Court such as The Varsity, chicken wings, sandwiches, kettle corn, shaved ice, yogurt, hot boiled peanuts, and more. Entertainment will be provided by “The Sock Hops,” who will be singing tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s from noon-3 p.m.Please be aware that street parking is for participating car owners. Spectator parking on side streets and the public parking lot on Johnson St. and Clark St. will be provided by Public Housing Authority at a charge of $5 donation per car. Main Street will be closed at Couch Street to Johnson Street for golf carts and handicap parking only. Cars must have proof of handicap ID. Additional street closures are to be announced. For more information about the show, contact DDA board members Gail Downs (770-378-6627) or Suzanne Helfman (770-599-8182).

The annual Dragon Boats Races and Internatinal Festival as today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Peachtree in Peachtree City.

While teachers and students are back in the classroom with the new school year in full swing, work is being done to fill open positions outside of the classroom.
The Fayette County School System needs to find qualified candidates to work as bus drivers, school nutrition assistants, and after-school aides. A job fair is scheduled for today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goza Road Operations Center, 939 Goza Road in Fayetteville. Candidates are encouraged to apply online prior to the fair by visiting www.fcboe.org. Click on the “Position Openings” link under “Quick Links,” and select the “Start an eApp for Employment” link on the right-hand side of the page. Applicants without computer access, or who are having difficulty with the online application, can use computers at the job fair to complete the application, and receive help if needed.
Interviews will be conducted onsite by the hiring departments, candidates are asked to bring a resume and cover letter, and they are encouraged to register in advance by contacting Deb Scharfenberg in the Human Resources Department, at 770-460-3535, ext. 119. Qualified candidates must be able to successfully complete any required physical exam and drug screening, as well as a criminal background check. For more information, contact the school system’s human resources department, 770-460-3535.

September 26

The South Metro Rose Society’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at The Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville.All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge.
The program features Kim Toal, the Fayette County Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent, speaking on two topics that plague all rose growers – insects and diseases – and what to do about them. This will be great basic information for newer rose growers as well as an excellent refresher for more experienced ones. As always, Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more meeting information call 770-776-7123.

The East Coweta High School Marching Indians will host the Coweta County Marching Band Exhibition starting at 6 p.m. at Garland Shoemake Stadium.The annual exhibition is in its 20th year offering friends and family a first look at each of the bands competitive shows.
The exhibition at the ECHS campus will feature performances by Newnan, Northgate, Pike County, Upson-Lee, and East Coweta High Schools.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. All middle school band students, with a pre-distributed ticket from their band director, will be admitted free. Gates and concessions will open at 5:30 p.m.
There is also an event setup on the band’s Facebook page if you would like to share it.

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 a candidates forum today at the Fayette County Public Library at 1821 Heritage Park Way The forum features the District 1 County Commission race, Districts 1, 3 and 5 School Board races and the County Tax Commissioner race. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The forum begins at 6:30 and is scheduled to end at 8:30 For more information, contact Larris Marks at 770-714-3212.

The Peachtree City Optimist Club will hold its “Vince Rossetti Memorial Golf Tournament” today at Planterra Ridge Golf Club. A Fort Lauderdale, Four-Man Team start is set for 1 p.m. tee-off. Registration/check in begins at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Registration is $80 per person or $320 per team, individuals will be grouped with a team. A registration donation includes golf cart, green fees, range balls and lunch by Partner’s Pizza Tyrone/Fayetteville. You will have chance to win a Hole in One Car from Toyota of Newnan or a Golf Cart from Bulldog Supply. You can help support the youth in our community by playing golf, becoming a hole sponsor or donating a door prize. Just contact Golf Chairman, Devon Nickeo at 404-427-5030 or e-mail him atdevon.nickeo@faa.gov. or Nancy Britton at 770-301-7588 or e-mail her at nbritton216@bellsouth.net.

“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.

“A Matter of Balance” is scheduled today from 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (McIntosh Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
In October, Home Helpers of Georgia and Touching Hearts at Home will be presenting an 8-class course (twice a week meetings) that focuses on reducing fall risks at home. This program is great for anyone concerned about falls and those interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength and also for those who have fallen in the past. This class will be $55 but includes class materials. Join this free informational session to learn more about what to expect from this upcoming class.
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.

October

October 1

The Fayette County government is announcing its lake cleanup event for local residents with kayaks and canoes to assist in protecting our water reservoirs. The program is called Water Guardians and the lake cleanup is today from 8:45-11 a.m.The target area is Lake Peachtree in Peachtree City. It is vitally important to keep local water reservoirs clean of pollutants. Volunteers are asked to meet at the boat ramp parking lot at 110 Battery Way in Peachtree City.
Each new volunteer who registers with waterguardians@fayettecountyga.gov by Sept. 21 will be given a Water Guardians T-shirt at sign-in to wear during the event.
Previous participants are asked to wear their T-shirts to the event and register in order to have enough supplies on hand.
In accordance with lake rules, no one under age 14 is allowed to operate a kayak or canoe solo. All participants must have a life vest and everyone will be asked to sign a liability waiver in order to take part.
There is also a need for volunteers who can walk along the trails near the boat docks to pick up trash. Trash bags and trash grabbers are provided by Water Guardians.
To register for this event, send an email to WaterGuardians@fayettecountyga.gov and include your name, daytime phone number, contact email address and t-shirt size.
In the event of rain, a makeup date will be given by email.

The launch for “Acorns to Wheat” by author David Wm. Allman is today at 1 p.m. in the Floy Farr Room at the Peachtree City Library.
Allman translated the technical jargon in scientific journals to create a believable portrayal of life 6,000 years ago in what would become southern France. A story of fictional lives in the real world of 4,000 B.C., “Acorns to Wheat” is billed as a book “filled with the suspense and drama of a family living in an ancient world.”
To learn more, visit www.AcornsToWheat.com.

The Founders Day BBQ Festival is at Shamrock Park in Tyrone from 2-7 pm. BBQ contest, fishing rodeo, Miss Tyrone Pageant, strongman contest, contests and more.

October 4

“Medicare Made Easy” is the title of the program scheduled for today from 10-11 a.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Anita Richards with Piedmont Fayette Sixty Plus and a GeorgiaCares Medicare expert will teach us the basics about our Medicare benefits. Learn the basic information about Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance), Part C (advantage plans), Part D (prescription drug coverage) and Medigap (supplemental insurance to Medicare). 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.

“Get to Know Fayette Senior Services” is scheduled for tofay from 1:30-2 p.m. at the organization’s Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Join in these monthly meetings to learn more about Fayette Senior Services’ Life Enrichment Center and social services. This is a great opportunity for those interested in becoming as FSS member to learn more about the benefits of membership. In addition, learn more about the social services offered by our organization and how to take advantage of them if needed. We are here to help you age well and live well.
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.

October 7

“Thyme Is On Our Side” is scheduled for today from 1:30-3 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Dr. Delores Davis with Prime Time Health with demonstrate the easy way to grow herbs for a kitchen garden and share recipes for including healthier herbs into your diet. Having your own fresh herbs within arm’s reach can make meals more flavorful and healthier! This is a hands on workshop, so bring your gardening gloves and prepare to get your hand in the garden soil. Participants will have an opportunity to create their own herb garden to take home.
This program is $15 and includes materials. 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.

Tyrone Founders Day Festival and parade is today and tomorrow. Vendors, fireworks, Entertainment, 5K run and walk and much more. Go to: www.tyronefoundersday.org for all the info.

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.

October 9

The third annual Serenbe Home Tour is today from 1-5 p.m. at The Art Farm at Serenbe, 10455 Atlanta Newnan Road in Chattahoochee Hills.
Cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Admission to the after-party is $25. Come see the unique designs of select Serenbe homes and learn more about the people and the collections that bring them to life. Serenbe is a haven for design and the arts – a community committed to supporting artists and fostering the creative process. Enjoy complimentary golf cart rides to go home to home or leisurely stroll between homes.
Proceeds from the tour support AIR Serenbe, a nonprofit artist residency program that champions the creative process by providing artists with uninterrupted time, space and a welcoming community in which to create.
Children 12 years of age or older are welcome.
For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.airserenbe.com/events-calendar-2016/2016/10/9/3rd-annual-serenbe-home-tour.