Things to Do-Oct.7-Dec.4

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October

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.

The Second Annual Quilt Expo comes to the Newnan Train Depot Oct. 6-8, presented by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.
For the second year the historic Depot — 60 East Broad Street just two blocks from Newnan’s Court Square — will be filled with colorful quilts, displays by local quilt guilds and groups, and vendors offering a range of quilting supplies and gear.
There will be an assortment of vintage and contemporary quilts on view during the three-day event to offer inspiration.
Along with the colorful gallery of quilts, several area groups and guilds plan to be on site with displays and information about their offerings, including Common Threads Quilters Guild of Newnan, the Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent and a guild group from Thomaston. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Oct. 6-7), and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 8). Admission is $5 at the door. There is ample free parking adjacent to the Depot.
For more information on the 2016 Quilt Expo contact the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, headquartered in the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street, at the corner of Clark Street, just north of downtown Newnan.

Promise Place, the nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children, will host its 12th annual Run to End Domestic Violence today at 6 p.m. at Picnic Park behind the Peachtree City Library. The family-friendly event will include a 5K run or 1-mile walk around Lake Peachtree.
Complimentary food and drinks, T-shirts and goodie bags will be available for runners and walkers. Runners will also receive medals at the end of the event.For more information on the Promise Place Run/Walk, call 770-461-3839 or visit www.promiseplace.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.

Fayette County High School will host its 21st annual Fayette Classic speech and debate tournament Oct. 8. The organizers welcome members of the community who are interested in judging the local competition. Prior experience is not required as judges come from differing professions and backgrounds. Judge training sessions, serving as an introduction to the events, will take place at 8 a.m. and noon on the day of the tournament. The tournament will proceed at 8:30 a.m. with multiple rounds until finals at 6:30 p.m. Judges will be provided free meals and snacks via the hospitality lounge.
Not interested in argument? Students are divided into two divisions. Debate teams are presented with dilemmas, and defend their stance on the given resolution, while speech students compete in a variety of events from public speaking with and without manuscripts, to theatrical performances. There is an event for any interest.
Anyone interested in participating is invited to fill out the following form:
http://signup.com/go/GeHyD6.
For more information, contact tigersdebateteam@gmail.com.

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 15

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will host a campaign rally for Republican candidates on the ballot this November. Please join us from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the downtown Fayetteville gazebo for hot dogs, brownies, and soft drinks while supporting your local GOP candidates. For further info or to participate, please contact Leah Williamson at gfrwcga@gmail.com

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 22

A PANDAS/PANS Awareness Motorcycle Ride – a Poker Run – is today, in Fayette County. Cost is $25 per bike and $10 per passenger, which includes a meal at the final stop. Winning hand is $150 and second-best hand is $50.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. at St. John’s BP Station, 1850 Hwy. 85 South in Fayetteville. Kickstands up at noon; last rider leaves at 1 p.m. Final stop is Mimi’s Good Food, 303 Kelly Drive in Peachtree City.
Proceeds go to Families for PANS/PANDAS Awareness to cover treatment costs for eleven-year-old Neely Ward, seven-year-old Lucy Ward and four-year old William Ward and to raise awareness for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome/Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. For more information contact thewards1027@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/FamiliesforPansPandasAwareness/.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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.

October 24

The South Metro Rose Society meets today at 6:30 p.m. at The Heritage Bank at 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. This month’s program features SMRS Master Rosarians and International Judges, Walt and Linda Reed, on their experiences at the district meeting of the World Federation of Rose Societies in Adelaide, Australia. The program will feature photos of the breathtakingly beautiful rose gardens they have visited in Australia, Japan and elsewhere. As always, Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more meeting information call 770-776-7123.

October 25

“Every Picture Tells a Story” is today from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive).
The world of digital photography is unlimited and provides so many advantages to photo taking, viewing and editing. Get tips on simple things you can do to make your photos look polished and pop. They will discuss the purpose of editing, cropping, resizing, touch ups, sharpening images and more. You will become an editor in no time.
This program is $15. 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.

December

December 1

The 10th annual Chair-ity Event benefiting The Children’s Village at Christian City is today from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 201 Aberdeen Pkwy. in Peachtree City. Tickets are available Nov. 1 and are $55 each. Sponsorship levels range from $250-$10,000.There will be a raffle drawing for an Infiniti Q50. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100.Artists, business leaders, volunteers and philanthropists come together each year to support The Children’s Village at Christian City at the Chair-ity event, featuring live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, silent auction and a raffle drawing to win a new Infiniti Q50 from Infiniti of South Atlanta. The raffle is hosted by South Side Atlanta Rotary Clubs.
All proceeds from both the Infiniti Raffle and the Chair-ity event will support children in need, victims of abuse and abandonment who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City. The Infiniti raffle drawing will occur at the end of the event and you do not have to be present to win. Get more info and buy tickets at http://christiancity.org/special-events/chair-ity/ or contact Ashley Bonner at 678-466-1093 or ashleyb@christian-city.org.

December 4

Harry Norman Realtors will present the third annual Fayette Humane Society Christmas Tour of Homes today from 1-5 p.m., showcasing six homes in Fayette County.
Tickets will go on sale Oct. 3 at a cost of $30 and will be available at the Harry Norman Realtor office, 120 Peachtree East Shopping Center in Peachtree City. The homes to be featured are located in six subdivisions in the area including Stoney Brook, Conservatory Pointe, Ashford Park, Greers Mountain, Highgrove and McNeil Farms. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to provide food, shelter and medical attention for the animals. For more information on the event visit www.fayettehumane.org, go to the Fayette Humane Society Christmas Tour of Homes Facebook page.