Things to Do-Oct.15-Dec.4

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October

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.

Fine Arts And Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE) is hosting the Magnolia Fine Arts Festival Oct. 22-23 in Peachtree City. All FAACE events showcase and benefit a charity. The Magnolia festival will benefit Lifeline Adoption Agency. The inaugural event will be held on the grounds of Saville Studios, 401 Dividend Drive, and will feature various fine artists and performers from the Southeast.  The arts festival will have a juried fine arts market, student art exhibit, great food, a kid’s corner and demonstrations with live performances throughout the weekend. Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Numerous local arts enthusiasts are collaborating with FAACE to make the Magnolia Fine Arts Festival a must-see event for the Atlanta area. Patsy Gullet, artist and organizer of the popular Old Courthouse Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Kate Hawkins, owner of Saville Studio, along with FAACE Board and committee members Charlene Sibaja, Janet McGregor Dunn, Chuck Tryon, and Vicki Turner, Clenette Todd, and Carol Lundsford.
Fine Arts And Crafts Entrepreneurs is all about the business of art. In addition to hosting shows and providing art venue information for their members, FAAACE holds monthly informative meetings designed to foster better business practices and artist growth. They meet the second Wednesday of each month.  First time visitors are welcome. Please call 678-667-4624 for current meeting information.
For more information on Magnolia visit www.magnoliaartsfestival.org, the organization’s Facebook page, email info@magnoliaartsfestival, or call 678-667-4624.

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 3

Peachtree City will kick off the holiday season with the annual Hometown Holiday  todayThe fun starts at 5 p.m. at The Fred with a musical program featuring singing and dancing performances by local talent. Kids will enjoy participating in fun activities, and families can gather around the fire pits to make s’mores.Immediately following the program, attendees are encouraged to take their golf carts and follow Santa through the Trail of Lights to City Hall for the lighting of the tree and visits with Santa. Each child participating in the Trail of Lights will receive a free glow necklace to wear on the journey.

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.