Understanding and Managing Dementia - Session 1 on Jan. 24. Registration and coffee at 8:30 a.m. Workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). $30/per person - includes continental breakfast, lunch, and educational materials. Cosponsored by Piedmont Fayette Hospital's Sixty Plus Older Adult Services and Fayette Senior Services. This workshop includes practical information about understanding dementia, emotional issues, legal/financial concerns, community resources, and using the healthcare system. Please note: This workshop is exclusively for caregivers, families, and friends and is not appropriate for professionally employed home care workers, nor for employees of assisted living or nursing homes. To register, obtain more information, or learn about adult daycare options, please call 770-461-0813.
Fayette Senior Services, the non-profit agency serving the community’s senior citizens, is in the running for a $15,000 - $20,000 technology makeover grant from Milner, Inc. You can help by going to http://milner.com/jumpstart/ and casting your vote for Fayette Senior Services (click on “Vote Now” or on the “16 or More” category). You can vote once daily through Jan. 31. With your help, FSS can transform their offices and work more efficiently for the seniors of our community.
January is National Mentoring Month, and to bring awareness to and celebrate the importance of mentoring, the Fayette County Board of Education Friends Mentoring Program is hosting their third annual Mentoring Roundtable on Jan. 24, from 4 – 6 p.m., at the Lafayette Education Center (205 Lafayette Avenue, Media Center Bldg. A, Fayetteville). The roundtable is comprised of teen and adult mentors, community business and publishing leaders, and school administrators, and will be moderated by Julius Pryor, author, dynamic motivational speaker, and veteran mentor. This event has always been an enjoyable, informative, and lively discussion forum.
“Under The Big Top” will be a Family Fun Night! A talent show will be in the spotlight on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at PTCUMC! Plan to gather up the kids, the grandparents and the neighbors and come on out for a night of entertainment. Admission fee is a suggested $5 donation. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Handbell Choir and the Youth Music Camp scholarship fund. For information contact Jeanne Blood or Bethanie Smithley by calling (770) 487-6499. Location of Peachtree City United Methodist Church is 225 Robinson Road in Peachtree City. View our website at www.ptcumc.org.
The Go to College Expo will be held on Jan. 26, at the Country Inn and Suites Hotel in Fairburn, located at 7815 Senoia Road (Highway 74) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be College Recruiters in attendance from many accredited colleges and universities that provide financial aid and tuition assistance. You can attend these colleges in the Atlanta metro area, Online or throughout the United States. For more information, visit website at www.gotocollegeexpo.com or please contact Kim Wilson by phone at 678-491-8583 or email at email@example.com. Registration is optional. Free to attend and please share with others.
The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library Winter book sale will be held on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library located at 1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville between the Stonewall County Complex and the City Cafe. (Members of the Friends organization can attend a pre-sale on Jan. 25, from 3:30 - 6 p.m. As always there will be great bargains on like-new and gently used hardbacks, paperbacks and audio books. For more information and to find out how to become a Friend’s member, you may find us at www.ffcpl.org.
The 21st Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held on Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., at McIntosh High School. Bring the family for a breakfast, brunch, or lunch of pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee, and enjoy “Flapjack” the Raccoon, face painting, and more. Tickets available from any Kiwanis Member, and will be sold at the PTC Wal-Mart and the Braelinn and Kedron Kroger Stores from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. over the next two Saturdays. Tickets: $6 at the door, $5 in advance
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Registration – Now through Feb. 26. The PTC Police will host a CERT class on Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., for 10 weeks beginning March 7. Learn vital information to prepare your family for hazards that may affect our community, including basic disaster response skills, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The program culminates in a mock disaster exercise where participants put into action what they have learned throughout the program. There is no charge to attend the class; however, class size will be limited to 25 participants. Applications and more information are available at www.peachtree-city.org/police (click on the C.E.R.T link).
Atlanta Track Club's Annual "PTC 10K & 5K" on Jan. 26, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., at Shakerag Knoll (191 McIntosh Trail). Grand Prix Event hosted by the PTC Running Club. More info and registration (deadline January 25) at www.atlantatrackclub.org/events/view/peachtree-city-5k-10k.
Southern Conservation Trust is celebrating 20 years of providing land protection in Fayette County and invites the community to help celebrate their successful land protection projects past, present, and future on Jan. 27, at the Trust’s at Shakerag Knoll (Gazebo, 192 McIntosh Trail). An open house will be held from 2 – 5 p.m., with a special presentation by Scott Rowland at 3 p.m. on his adventures in Antarctica.
The South Metro Rose Society will meet Jan. 28 at 7 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 Master Rosarian Cindy Dale speaking on “Top Performing Roses for North Georgia.” Her colorful Power Point program will describe many varieties of garden roses that are the most hardy, disease resistant, and produce the most blooms in this part of the country. Members will be encouraged to share their thoughts and add their favorites to the list. As usual, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more information call 678-545-1990.
Providence United Methodist Church and Heritage Christian Church are teaming up to offer a new 13-week DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) session beginning Jan. 28, at Providence UMC. Providence is located at 592 Bernhard Road in Fayetteville. Both programs are free and a nursery is also available for those children not participating in the DC4K. DC4K is for children ages 5 yrs - 12 yrs. We will meet each Monday evening (except for Fayette County school holidays) from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Contact Barbara Hudson at 678-773-4656 if you are interested in participating or just want more information.
Friends of the Library Poetry Contest Submissions – Now through March 1. The Friends of the PTC Library’s Third Annual Poetry Contest is underway, with the theme, “Our World, Our Community.” Cash prizes of $100 will be awarded in three categories: 1) students grades 1 – 6; 2) students grades 7 – 12; and 3) adults 18+. There is a $10 entry fee for up to three poems. Entries due by 5 p.m. on March 1. Additional rules and entry forms are available at the Peachtree City Library or upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil Air Patrol Open House on Jan. 31, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church on Robinson Rd (downstairs in the basement). Civil Air Patrol Squadron GA-116 invites interested members to attend and learn more about the squadron and its three mission areas: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. The Peachtree City CAP Squadron welcomes adults and young men and women age 12 and up to serve in support of that mission. For more information, visit www.ga116.org.
Las Day to vote! Fayette Senior Services, the non-profit agency serving the community’s senior citizens, is in the running for a $15,000 - $20,000 technology makeover grant from Milner, Inc. You can help by going to http://milner.com/jumpstart/ and casting your vote for Fayette Senior Services (click on “Vote Now” or on the “16 or More” category). You can vote once daily through Jan. 31. With your help, FSS can transform their offices and work more efficiently for the seniors of our community.