Nutritional Facts 101: Food Labels – March 6 – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive. Miriam Williams will discuss nutritional facts that you should know in order to fuel your body with the necessary nutrients for healthy living. Learn how to set a goal based on calorie budgets, the formula to weight loss, and how excessive sugar and fat intake affect your nutrition. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
The Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department will be holding volleyball registration, for girls in grades 5 – 12, between Feb. 25 and March 7. Spaces are limited, and typically fill up early. Player fees start at $40 and include a team shirt. The volleyball season will be held from mid-March through the end of May. For more information, call 770-716-4320 or visit 980 Redwine Rd. in Fayetteville during weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Peachtree City Kiwanis Club is proud to present the 28th annual Art and Music showcase. This is a wonderful opportunity for students of Fayette county in grades one through twelve to show off their artistic, music and dance talents. Winners of our contest will receive a monetary award plus the opportunity to go on to the Georgia district competition to win a $3,500 scholarship. Students can pick up applications at their school or the Peachtree City library. Turn in Art to the Bridge Community Center by close of business on March 6. A panel of artists will judge the art on March 7. The public is invited to view the art on March 8 and 9, and again on March 18.
The Peachtree City Kiwanis Club is proud to present the 28th annual Art and Music showcase. Winners of our contest will receive a monetary award plus the opportunity to go on to the Georgia district competition to win a $3,500 scholarship. Entry forms may be turned in to the PTC Library or The Bridge Community Center or mailed to Celia Hoffman, 119 Denham Square, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. Music and Dance Showcase entries must be received by close of business on March 6. Auditions will be held by grade group on March 9 at The Bridge Community Center. The times and other information are on the entry form. The finals will be held March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City.
Southern Ground Amphitheater series tickets are now available to the general public. Tickets to individual concerts will go on sale April 2, and range from $15 - $65. Tables for eight are available in the Orchestra pit, and special tables are sold in the boxes of the tiered section. Tickets to all shows will be sold via the website at SouthernGroundAmp.com. and at the historic Courthouse in Downtown Fayetteville. Southern Ground Amphitheater is owned by the Downtown Development Authority and managed by the Main Street Tourism Association of Fayetteville. For sponsorships and ticket information call 770-719-4173.
The Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host a St. Patrick's Day Ballroom Dance with free Rumba Lesson on March 8, from 8:00 – 10:45 p.m. Beginner lesson at 7:00 p.m. and intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Come to either or both lessons. Attire is smart casual or wear green! Location: Gym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Hwy. 85 South in Fayetteville. The guest fee is $25 per couple/$15 per single at the door. Information: StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or Diane@StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Diane at 770-461-2369 and leave a message.
Come enjoy a Beginner Tango lesson and a couples dance in LaGrange on Friday, March 8 at LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road. The Beginner Tango lesson is at 7 p.m. The dance is 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Attire: Dressy casual. Visitor couples are welcome - $20 per couple. For more information call 706-884-5857.
Monopoly registration is underway and about half full for the April 27 PTC Monopoly Tournament, to be held this year at the Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree Resort and Convention Center (201 Aberdeen Parkway). This is an official Hasbro Monopoly tournament open to those ages 12 and over. The competition has no entry fee and offers over $1,000 in cash and prizes, with prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third and fourth. To register, contact PTCMonopoly@yahoo.com with the name, age, email, phone, and street address of players.
Oak Grove Elementary’s Tenth Annual Run for the Gold 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run will take place on March 9, beginning at 8 a.m. Early registration is $15 for participants with a $60 cap for all families. Phantom runners - those who wish to support Run for the Gold but are unable to run - may purchase a T-Shirt for $10. Registration after March 1 is $20. Applications are available online at www.oges.org. For more information, contact Oak Grove at (770) 631-3260.
Run for the Gold becomes part of the Rotary Club and Peachtree City Running Club’s Grand Prix Series of 5K races. Warm-up begins at 7:30 a.m. 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begin on Log House Road and end at Oak Grove Elementary School. Registrants may pick up race numbers and T-Shirts at OGES from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on March 8. Oak Grove Elementary is located at 101 Crosstown Road in Peachtree City – less than ½ mile from the intersection of Crosstown Road, Robinson Road, and Ebeneezer Road.
Dogwood Gallery will host,“Still Life in Watercolor” a painting workshop with artist, Troy Crisswell, who has won numerous awards in shows around the Southeast. The workshop will be held on March 9 from 9 to 3. The fee for the class is $90. A list of supplies needed for the workshop will be provided to participants upon registration. For more information visit www.dogwoodgallery.net.
The Fayette County Republican Party County Convention will be held on March 9, at the Peachtree City Christian Church, 500 Kedron Dr., Peachtree City. Although delegates have already been elected, guests are welcome at the meeting which begins at 10 a.m. For more information, please call 770-716-1545.
The American Legion will host their Area level High School Oratorical Contest here in Peachtree City at 9 a.m. on March 9 at the Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd. This oratorical program is called “A Constitutional Speech Contest”. Contest is open for the public to attend. Contact: Arnie Geiger, Contest Chairman @ (770) 487-2128 or email @ email@example.com.
East Point Masonic Lodge #288, which now calls Peachtree City home, will hold a Pancake Breakfast on March 9, from 8 – 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice/coffee. Public safety employees and military personnel in uniform eat free. The proceeds help fund all the functions of the Lodge, including the Masonic Home for Children in Macon, and will help support the local DeMolay chapter. The Masonic Center is located at 201 Whitlock Place (off Hwy 74 N just north of the Delta Credit Union).
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra with the Clayton State University Orchestra present "The Orchestra at the Opera" on March 10 at 3 p.m., Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA 30260. Celebrating the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the orchestra will present orchestral works from operas by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Wagner. Tickets are $10 for Adults or $5 for Students. For more details or to order tickets, visit www.scsymphony.net or call 678-466-4200.
American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meet the second Monday of each month at the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn St, Fayetteville. The March 11 meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck supper and business meeting at 7:30 p.m. The March meeting will celebrate the Anniversary of the founding of the American Legion in 1919. Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105.
Design on a Dime – March 12 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Think your design ambitions are bigger than your budget? Join Amy Epperson for chic-on-the-cheap decorating tips. Give an old room a new look with budget-conscious design ideas, home accent projects, and more. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
It’s Not a Diet; it’s a Food Plan – March 12 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at the FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive. Diets are frustrating. How do you stay on track? How do you make sense out of food labels? Can small indulgences really make a difference? Dr. Kevin Marler will answer questions and impart a new outlook on dieting: it’s not a diet; it’s a food plan, and the grocery store is your food pharmacy. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email email@example.com (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
The Backyard Association, sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardeners’ Association, is a free seminar held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall located at 275 Pine Road in Newnan. Please call the Extension Office at (770) 254-2620 for reservations and to register for door prizes.
The Greater Fayette Republican Women's Club will meet for lunch on March 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Green Ginger, 200 Market Place Connector, Peachtree City. Rose Wing, president of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women will be the guest speaker. All interested Republican women are invited to attend. For more information e-mail Denise Ognio, firstname.lastname@example.org or call or e-mail Debby Dickinson at 404-376-4132 or email@example.com.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 of Peachtree City meets the second Thursday of each month 7 p.m. at Glendalough Manor, 200 Glendalough Court, Tyrone. Further information for qualified veterans may be obtained by calling Jim Ryan at 770-631-3417.
Mr. Fix It – March 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Have you ever wondered how to fix something in your home when it breaks? “Mr. Fix It,” Lamar Feagans, will answer questions on home repair. This program is free, but pre-registration are required. 770-461-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
Come dance with us the third Friday of every month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the American Leion Log Cabin in Fayetteville! Cost is $25/couple/$15 single. Checks need to be made out to: LCDP (Log Cabin Dance Party) as soon as possible. Mail your checks to: Barbara Stevens, 171 Inman Rd. Fayetteville, GA 30215. Checks or cash will be accepted at the door. For more information call 770-703-7165.
The Fayette Chamber is hosting three PlanSmart seminars to help small businesses with writing good business plans, nailing down what sets them apart from the competition and pricing strategies. The seminars are being presented by the Small Business Development Center. The cost is $69 per class or $150 for the series of three seminars. The first seminar is Writing a Living Business Plan on March 15, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at The Chamber Meeting Place, 600 W. Lanier Ave., Suite 205, Fayetteville. Two other seminars will follow: Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage on April 12 and Pricing for Profit on May 17. To register for the seminar call the Fayette Chamber at (770) 461-9983.
The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City has announced the 2013 Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series under the Stars. Series ticket renewals for existing series ticket holders will take place through March 15. New series tickets go on sale to the public on March 22 at the Fred Box Office, 201 McIntosh Trail, and on-line with www.ticketalternative.com. Individual tickets can be purchased beginning Friday, April 8. For further information including ticket pricing, visit the web site at www.amphitheater.org. For further information please call 770-631-0630.
Foster Care and Adoption Information Session will be held at Fayette County DFCS (905 Hwy 85 S, Fayetteville 30215) on March 19 from 6-8 p.m. Come learn how you can make a difference in the lives of Georgia’s children. For more information, contact Jalene McCord at 770-460-2567.
Music for Meals – March 20 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at the FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive. Enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Bonnie Kanofsky while enjoying a wonderful evening of music benefiting Fayette County’s Meals On Wheels program. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the front desk at either FSS location. 770-461-0813 or email email@example.com for more information. FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
Donations are now being accepted for the Annual Yard Sale sponsored by Senoia Area Historical Society's museum committee. Items can be dropped off any Friday or Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. during museum hours at 6 Couch Street. The sale will be held on April 6, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. We accept almost anything, but preferably no clothes. For more information or pickup assistance for large items call Carol Dallas at 770-757-9769.
Dementia Caregiver Support Group - The Sixty Plus Program at Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers a monthly support group for the caregivers of older adults with memory loss. The group meets the Third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital, West entrance, 1267 Building Cancer Wellness Center, third floor. Facilitated by a licensed social worker and open to any caregiver of an older adult with memory loss. To register for the group, please call 770-719-7214.
Financial Planning Series – March 21 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Have your financial plans kept up with the times? Thomas Williams with Peachtree Planning Corporation will help you keep pace in an ever-changing financial landscape. This month’s topic will cover: Wealth and Giving, Maintaining Wealth, and Leaving a Legacy. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
Graceful, Healthy Aging: Women’s Health and Wellness Workshop presented by Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Fayette Senior Services on March 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1279 Hwy 54 W., 1279 Building, 3rd Floor, conference room C. Refreshments, giveaways, and educational materials available. The event is free— but preregistration is required. Call 770-461-0813 to register.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3650 of Fayetteville invites all veteran of any foreign war to join and meet the third Tuesday of each month 7 p.m. at The Historic Train Depot located at 250 Lanier Avenue, East in Fayetteville. Further information for qualified veterans may be obtained by calling Ronald Stubbs (404) 431-0276, or H. K. Denton (678) 817-5888, or Tom Morris (470) 214-9060.
Peter Pan- Acting Craze: Learn acting skills while preparing a skit of Peter Pan. Class is offered through Peachtree City Parks and Recreation (770) 631-2525 on Thursdays, March 21-May 9 from 5-6 for age 8-14. Acting Craze-Life Lesson skits is offered on Fridays March 22-May 10th from 5:30-6:30 through Fayette County Parks and Recreation (770)716-4320.
Reader's Theater-"Slurping Beauty". Introduce theater while improving your reading skills! For ages 6-8. Fridays March 22 - May 10 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. through Fayette County Parks and Recreation (770)716-4320.
The 4th Annual Breast Cancer 1- Day Walk will be on March 23 in Peachtree City. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. on March 23 with Opening Ceremonies at 9 a.m. Walk registration includes Free T-Shirt, Free lunch, Awards, Entertainment, and Giveaways ending with a PINK ROSE CEREMONY for Survivors. Grab your PINK Hula Skirt and tennis shoes let’s get walking! Remember…the funds stay in Georgia! Visit www.bc1daywalk.org and call 770-487-4396 to sign up.
Ladies on Spokes Spring Spin-off on March 23. Women’s cycling club invites all local women to its spring kickoff meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Living Faith Fellowship Church, 1481 Redwine Road, Fayetteville. All levels of riders are welcome. Meet the officers and ride leaders and hear about upcoming activities and rides. A group ride will follow the meeting. For more information contact Terri at 678-378-9440 or email@example.com.
Stimulating Your Brain the Healthy Way – March 26 – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at the FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive. Cheryl Idol with Coastal Home Care will present healthy tips to stimulate your brain. Learn healthy alternatives to cooking and snacking that will help with memory loss. Healthy snacks will be available for all to enjoy, and we will play a fun game of trivia at the end for prizes, so listen carefully! This program is free, but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
Photography: Light in Nature – March 26 – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Attention photography enthusiasts! Donna Rosser, The Barefoot Photographer, will discuss light in nature. Learn how to be creative with focus points, how to create the right lighting, and more. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email email@example.com (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
Donuts with a Cop – March 27 – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at the FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive. Enjoy coffee and donuts while hearing from some of Fayette County’s finest local law enforcement agencies. This month, new Sheriff Barry Babb with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office will give you a chance to learn all about what is happening in all areas of our community. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. 770-461-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome. www.FayetteLifeEnrichment.org.
Poetryfest is sponsoring a poetry contest free to everyone. Poems must be 21 lines or lesson any subject and style . Include your name and address on the same page as your poem. Deadline for entering is March 31. All entrants will be sent a winners list. Send on poem to Free Poetry Contest, P. O. Box 3336, Central Point, Ore. 97502.