Pet adoption day is today from 1 – 4 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Fayette County Humane Society will be at FSS with some furry friends. Drop in and meet adoptable cats and dogs you can take home as a great companion, or come by just to say hello and show the animals a little love. This program is free to attend, but adoption fees may apply if adopting. No pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. FSS members and non-members welcome.
In recognition of Veterans Day, retired Col. Don Dickinson, will be speaking to the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club today at 6 p.m. at Green Ginger restaurant, located at 200 Market Place Connector in Peachtree City.Guests are welcome to attend! Please email gfrwcga.gmail.com for further info.
Michael Sawecki will be exhibiting his art work at the Peachtree City Library November 4 through December 2016. Sawecki works mostly in acrylics, but finds inspiration in the works of other artists, authors, and musicians, such as Francis Bacon, Thomas Ligott, and Nick Cave. An “After Hours” artist’s reception is today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the main level of Peachtree City Library. This event is free and open to the public.
The New Hope Harvest Classic 5K Run/Walk is today from 8 – 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville. Support the 15th annual event to benefit HeartCry, New Hope’s orphan ministry which serves vulnerable and orphaned children locally, nationally and around the world. For more information, call Bob Dalton, Race Director, at 404-469-7500 or go to newhopebc.org/events.
The Turkey Trot 5K is today at 8 a.m. at Sara Harp Minter Elementary School, 1650 Hwy 85S in Fayetteville. This race is part of the Rotary Club Grand Prix. Points are awarded at each race for all age groups. As the year progresses, points are accumulated (Sept-May). At the end of the year, awards will be presented to the top three runners, both male and female, in all age groups, having accumulated the most points. For more information, go to fcboe.org/shmes.
The Helen K. Denton VFW Post 3650 is sponsoring a Veterans Day parade today beginning at 10 a.m. in Fayetteville. The parade route will be from the west side of the Fayette County Justice Center parking lot to Lee Street north, then turning left on Stonewall Avenue to Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) south to Melears Drive and back to the Justice Center parking lot.
For more information contact Ron Stubbs (404-431-0276) or Larry Dell (404-379-8825).
A holiday marketplace is today from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville. Find unique treasures for holiday gift-giving at the second annual Whitewater Marketplace, a Craft and Vendor Festival. For more information, go to ccwhitewater.org/events.
A holiday sip and see is today from 5 – 8 p.m., at Main Street on the Square in Downtown Newnan. This event is a great opportunity to get an early start on holiday shopping. Participating businesses will serve hor d’oeuvres and beverages during the event. The Holiday Sip-and-See is also an opportunity for spectators to stroll the beautiful downtown streets with family and friends while enjoying the season. Free parking is available along downtown streets, and in the city of Newnan’s public parking lots. For more information, go to mainstreetnewnan.com/events.
Christian City will have a special Veterans Day musical event today. The concert runs from 4-5 p.m. with a reception after the concert. RSVP requested Contact Ken White at 770-703-2683.
A holiday open house is today from 5 – 8 p.m. on Main Street in Senoia. Downtown stores will be decorated and ready to receive shoppers who are looking for unique holiday gifts and a taste of the upcoming holiday season. For more information, go to enjoysenoia.net or call the Welcome Center at 770-727-9173.
The Fun Run 5K is today at 8 a.m. at Braelinn Elementary School, 975 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City. This race is part of the Rotary Club Grand Prix. Points are awarded at each race for all age groups. As the year progresses, points are accumulated (Sept-May). At the end of the year, awards will be presented to the top three runners, both male and female, in all age groups, having accumulated the most points. For more information, go to fcboe.org/bes.
Walk With a Doc is today at 8 a.m. in the parking lot near Partners II Pizza, Aberdeen Village, 215 Northlake Drive in Peachtree City. Walk with a Doc is an opportunity for community members to “walk and talk” with doctors and health professionals at a designated location. The program lasts approximately one hour, and offers a casual, enjoyable and personable experience with a doctor. The walk will feature new breast surgeon, Dr. Melanie Crutchfield Whitten, who will take five minutes to talk on a health topic; participants can ask questions freely for the remainder of the session. The group gathers in the parking lot at 8 a.m. and the walk begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. It is free and pre-registration is encouraged. Walks will occur the third Saturday of each month through November. For more information, go to piedmont.org/patients-visitors/walk-with-a-doc.
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 email@example.com.
Peachtree City will kick off the holiday season with the annual Hometown Holiday today. The 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.
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.