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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.

Join us at the Fayette Event Center for the Fayette County GOP first Saturday of the month breakfast today. Breakfast is Continental style with great coffee served for a small donation. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. for social time with the meeting and speakers starting at 9 a.m. The Event Center address is 174 Glynn Street North, Fayetteville. You may visit the website for further information at www.myfayettegop.org or contact headquarters during open office hours Monday-Friday 770-716-1545.

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 3

In early October, Gianfranco Folchitto will provide a photographic tour of one of the world’s greatest cities at the Peachtree City Library on the lower level in the Floy Farr Room.The photographer will showcase his photographs of Rome beginning Monday, Oct. 3, with a 6 p.m. presentation that is free and open to the public.The exhibit will remain in the library’s Floy Farr room through Oct. 12 and will be viewable by arrangement with library staff. To make arrangements, phone 770-631-2520 or email Rebecca Watts at rwatts@peachtree-city.org.This year the Peachtree City Library’s Art Initiative is focusing on photography during the month of October with several photo exhibits in place. In addition to Folchitto’s work, be sure to check out over 40 photos by members of the Peachtree City Photography Club on the library’s main level.
The library also has a photography-related collection of E. Lee Eltzroth on display, where you’ll see a range of camera toys as well as a selection of photographs from early Georgia photographers. Also, the exhibit of images from photojournalist Michael Geissinger continues through October.

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.

October 18

“Preserving Family Recipes” is today from 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
From your uncle’s famous barbeque sauce to Grandma’s delicious cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family. What can you do to make sure they are saved and legible for future generations? Valerie Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions, UGA press, will explore various aspects of family heirloom recipes to keep history alive for years to come.
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 19

A “Caregiver Resource Expo” is today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
Are you facing the challenges of caregiving that come with caring for a loved one? If so, you are not alone. Approximately 65 million people, 29 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging family member or friend. In efforts to provide meaningful information for caregivers, FSS will host organizations and services available in our community that can use used to support the caregiver. Meet with people and get information on a variety of resources designed to support your role as the caregiver. 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.

October 21

“Medicare Open Enrollment” is the topic today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).
Anita Richards with Piedmont Fayette Sixty Plus and a GeorgiaCares Medicare expert will prepare us on all we need to know for the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment period. Learn about the different types of Medicare options and benefits available for you to choose between as well as the updated for next year. 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 23

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Fall Festival at the McGuffey Nature Center and Trails is today from 2-4 p.m. at the Coweta Fairgrounds Complex, 275 Pine Road in Newnan. It is a fun event for kids and their families to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the nature trails, with refreshments, crafts, educational activities and prizes. Rain or shine. For more information, phone 770.254.2620 or visit www.ugaextension.org/coweta.