Fayetteville Main Street is planning a variety of family events on Oct. 27 in Downtown Fayetteville. Starting at the Gazebo at 10 a.m., residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs until 5 p.m. Kids will be able to visit the vendor booths and downtown businesses for trick-or-treating from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Also, at 2:30 is the first “dog” costume contest sponsored by the Rotary Club. The costume contest will begin at 4:00 for children ages 13 and under, with prizes awarded in different age groups. During the day, everyone is encouraged to view the hundreds of decorated pumpkins on display across the street at the Old Courthouse lawn. Please call 770-719-4173 for more information.
Peeples Elementary School, located at 153 Panther Path, Fayetteville, is hosting a Pumpkin Fun Run on Oct. 27. It includes a 5K run and a one mile run/walk. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Race proceeds benefit the Peeples Elementary PTO. This race is part of the PTC Running Club Grand Prix Series. For more information and to register, please visit www.peepleselementary.org.
The Fayette County Republican Party will be organizing precinct door to door canvassing every Saturday morning starting at 10:30 a.m. from our Headquarters at 111 South Glynn Street in Fayetteville from now until the November election. We are looking for volunteers willing to hand out literature and help encourage Fayette County voters to go out and vote this Nov. 6. To help, just come by FCRP Headquarters any Saturday morning up until the November election. For more information, please call 770-716-1545.
Pancake Breakfast and Griddle Gallop 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Roll on Oct. 27. Registration and check in at 7 a.m. and race at 8 a.m. The event takes place at Christian City, 7345 Red Oak Road in Union City. Cost is $25 for race registrations before 10/24, and $30 on race day. Registration includes a full pancake breakfast and event t-shirt. For other information call 770-703-2636 or visit www.christiancity.org.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City is planning "Students Day at the National Weather Service" on Oct.r 27, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The event is targeted to Elementary and Middle School students and will allow them to participate at various interactive stations to learn about meteorology and atmospheric science. Admission is free.
Fayette County Young Republicans; our goal is to create opportunities to inform, educate and engage our generation about the issues facing our county, state and country. Senator Ronnie Chance is our speaker for the upcoming meeting on Oct. 23. We will meet at the Partners Pizza in Tyrone at 7 p.m.
The Summit Family YMCA will be hosting a Fall Festival on Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a costume contest, crafts, pumpkin painting, games, food, live entertainment, and a haunted hallway. The event is free of charge and open to the community. In addition to the fall festival, the Summit is also hosting a costume swap. You can bring in an old costume and swap it for another one off of our rack free of charge. The goal of this program is to give the opportunity for your child to receive a new costume without having to purchase one again this Halloween. For more information contact Amy Girouard at 770-254-5293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summit Family YMCA is hosting a ladies self defense course on Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and is open to women only ages 15 and up. The course will be taught by the Coweta County Sheriff’s department. The class is free and open to the public. You must register in person at the membership desk at the YMCA. There are only 22 slots available so register today. Call the YMCA at (770) 254-9622 for more information.
Calling all runners! On Oct. 27, the kids at The Children’s Village need you to run in their 1st Annual Griddle Gallop 5k run & 1 mile walk and roll. Race entries are only $25 if you register before Oct. 24 and $30 if you register on race day. Participants will receive a delicious pancake breakfast and race day t-shirt. As an added bonus, anyone who wears their race t-shirt to Graceland Thrift Store on Oct. 27 will receive half off their already low prices! Be a winner in the eyes of a child and sign up today at ww.christiancity.org or by calling 770-703-2636.
Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, a Fall Barbecue and Music Festival will be held at Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, 2165 Highway 138, SW, Riverdale, GA 30296. The music portion of the festival will begin at 5:30 PM, followed by a Dessert Reception at 7:00 PM. The concert will feature: Voices of Atlanta Cadence, (An African-American a cappella male chorus), St. John’s Episcopal Church Bell Choir, Special Guest Soloists from the Sabine Center for Music, the Christ our Hope Lutheran Church Choir and other Soloists. A Free-will Offering will be received benefiting the church’s choral Scholar program.
The Fayette County Elections Office is holding advance voting through Friday, Nov. 2. The polls are open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at three locations – Fayette County Elections Office, 140 Stonewall Ave. West, Suite 209, Fayetteville; Peachtree City Library, 201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City; and Tyrone Town Hall, 881 Senoia Road, Tyrone. Saturday voting will be held on Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at all three locations. A fourth location in the Public Meeting Room at 140 Stonewall Ave. West in Fayetteville will be open Monday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Nov. 2. Registered Fayette County voters can participate in advance voting at any of the locations. There will be no voting on Monday, Nov. 5. All of the County’s precincts will be open for voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visit the My Voter Page at http://mvp.sos.state.ga.us/ for sample ballots and precinct locations.
Shoal Creek Fall Festival, Oct. 28 from 12 to 5 p.m. Activities for kids, international food court, baked goods, flea market and Christmas Bazaar. Hosted by the Shoal Creek Adventist School and the Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 4957 Hwy. 34 East (aross from Sam’s) Sharpsburg. For more information call (678) 770-1896.
Heritage Church in Fayetteville will host a Reformation Conference on Oct. 28. Dr. Howard Dial, Pastor Emeritus, from Berachah Bible Church, Fayetteville, will be the speaker. The sessions are at 9:15, 10:30 and 6:00-7:00 p.m. The church is located at 150 Lester Road, Fayetteville. Guests are invited to stay for a fellowship meal after the evening service. For more information about the conference email email@example.com.
Perform in "A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Learn acting skills while preparing a skit for your family and friends. For ages 8-14. Offered at 2 recreation centers. Thursdays 5-6 at the Kedron in Peachtree City 770-631-2525 or on Friday's 5:30-6:30 at Fayette County Recreation 770-716-4320.
Perform in "The Grinch". Learn reading skills while preparing a skit for your family and friends. For ages 6-8. Friday's 3:30-4:15 at Fayette County Recreation 770-716-4320.
Friendship Craze: Is your child having a hard time meeting and keeping friends? Certified counselor Sara Parker presents “Friendship Craze” to help build friendships. Friendship Craze is a class where children play games, role play, and learn skills to help them make and keep friends. For ages 7-11 Friday's at 4:30-5:15 at fayette County Parks and Recreation 770-716-4320.
The Fayette County Humane Society is desperately seeking golfers for its first charity golf tournament, "Fore the Paws," which will be held on Nov. 7, at the Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City. The $85 per person ticket price includes green fee, golf cart, range balls, continental breakfast, and awards luncheon buffet. Proceeds will be used to fund Fayette County Humane Society's spay/neuter program and to provide veterinary care for rescued cats and dogs. Tickets are on sale now through October 31. For more information, visit the website at www.fayettehumane.org or call Kelly Simpson at 770-631-1799.
The Hopewell UMC Pumpkin Patch is open for business now through Oct. 31, seven days a week 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come and purchase a pumpkin and help the church fund their mission projects. Hopewell is located at 351 Jenkins Rd., in Tyrone, directly across from Sandy Creek HS. For more information contact the church at 770-306-7537.
Fayette Chamber encourages all concerned citizens to join us to hear critical issues concerning our schools. Discussion topics will include: School Closures/Redistricting, FY '14 Budget, Digital Learning, and Strategic Plan - 21st Century Skills. The meeting is open to chamber members and the community and will be held at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Road, Peachtree City, Oct. 31 at 7:30 a.m. The cost for the breakfast is $10. To register for the event, visit www.FayetteChamber.org or contact the chamber at 770-461-9983.
Woolsey Baptist Church will host their annual Fall Festival on Oct. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m. Free admission for an evening of family fun. Costumes are welcome (no scary ones.) Come on out to this safe alternative to Halloween. Enjoy hot dogs, a cake walk ($1 donation for missions), trunk or treat, Popcorn, Candy, hay ride and fun. Woolsey Baptist Church is located at 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville. For more information, call the church office at: (770)- 461-9618 or log onto: www.woolseybaptist.org.
Gracepoint Church Harvest Kids Fest on Oct. 31, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at 665 Hwy 74 South. The public is invited – free candy, games, and inflatables, plus pumpkin carving contest, cotton candy, popcorn, hotdogs, and much, much more! www.gracepointechurch.com.
First Baptist Fall Family Festival on Oct. 31, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at 208 Willowbend Rd. Annual Family Fall Festival "Hallelujah Night." This is a free event open to the community, as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating. Enjoy inflatables, popcorn, funnel cakes, & hot dogs.