FAACE's 3rd Annual Art With Heart Art Show/Sale & Reception held Feb. 1 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Feb. 2 is 9-3 p.m. Donations will be made to Christian City Children's Home and some great donated art will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for these children by the artists. Invite your friends! What better way to say 'Happy Valentine's Day' than with some art with heart.
Terrific Turtles Two! at the PTC Library Feb. 2, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. A continuation of the very successful Terrific Turtles program. Two programs about Fayette Freshwater Turtles, one for Grades 1 – 7, and a second (simultaneous) program for Grade 8 through adult. Call the Library for other information.
National Assn. of Purchasing Managers.-West GA Affiliate meets at Peachtree City Library, 201 Willowbend Rd., PTC, in the lower level, Floyd Farr conference room. We meet the first Thursday of each month. Networking 5:45 - 6:15; Dinner @ 6:15, Program @ 6:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for non-members. RSVP by Noon on Feb. 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Affiliate website: www.napm-westgeorgia.org.
Konos Academy presents the Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." Feb. 7-8 at 7 p.m. at the south campus of New Hope Baptist Church at the corner of Hwy 74/85 near Fayetteville, Peachtree CIty, Brooks, and Senoia. Students from the southern crescent tell this story of a family of Russian Jews who overcome obstacles to their traditions and their faith. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. For group rates contact Konos Academy at 770-632-0771.
A Valentine dance will be hosted by the Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange on Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. at the LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. Visiting couples are welcome - $20 per couple. Dress: Coat and Tie/ Dressy or Cocktail Dress. Light refreshments are provided. Come enjoy slow dancing, swing, waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, electric slide and more! For more information call Moonlight Dance Club at 706-884-5857.
Piedmont Fayette Hospital is teaming up with Piedmont Heart and Piedmont Newnan Hospital to present the upcoming Healthy Heart Fair on Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of premature death in Fayette County so it is important we get everyone thinking about how to live a heart healthy lifestyle. Free health screenings include: Blood pressure, Body Mass Index, Cholesterol and Glucose. Free healthy heart educational materials will be available for attendees to take with them and consultations with clinicians and hospital staff about disease prevention, fitness maintenance and tips to improve your heart health and overall well-being. The event will take place a Piedmont Heart - Sharpsburg, 20 Francis Way. Registration is required for complimentary health screenings. To register, please call (770) 716-2008.
The Fayette County Democratic Committee invites you to join us for our monthly Pancakes and Politics Meeting on Feb. 9, at 9 a.m., Fayetteville IHOP, 705 North Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville. Great Fellowship and Discussion with Guest Speaker Carolyn Monden. For information visit www.fayettedems.org.
The monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Emlpoyees Flint River Chapter #1435 in on Feb. 11. Chapter meetins are the second monday of each moth from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; at the Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville. All active and retired Federal Employees welcome.
The community is invited to Mac Madness on Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., at the McIntosh High School stadium, when the MHS Girls Lacrosse Team takes on Northgate High School in their first scrimmage game of the season. All gate sales and proceeds from concessions and silent auction will go to the girls lacrosse team! Also, there will be experts explaining the game, so if you have ever wondered what all the excitement is about, this is your chance to find out!
UGA - Griffin Campus Preview Day on Feb. 12, from 5 - 7 p.m. Bring a friend and come learn more about academic programs, meet current students and staff, tour the campus, and enjoy refreshments and raffle prizes. RSVP at www.uga.edu/griffin.
Senoia Area Historical Society will hold it monthly meeting on Feb. 14 at the society's house/museum at 6 Couch Street in Senoia with world famed speaker, Herb Bridges, and the meeting will being at 7 p.m. Herb will give a presentation on his publication of postcards in Coweta County. The hospitality committee (nicknamed Kitchen Sisters) will serve delicacies with a hint of romance for Valentine's Day. The general public is always invited, and we encourage you to come and enjoy an evening of information and pleasure with us.
Big Band Valentines Dance hosted by Stardust Ballroom Dance Club on Feb. 15, from 8 – 10 p.m. Location: Gym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Hwy. 85 South in Fayetteville. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 per single at the door. $5 discount if paid by Feb. 2; see website for details. Information: Diane@StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Diane at 770-461-2369 and leave a message.
The Fayette County Farm Bureau is offering local students a chance to win cash prizes and learn a little something about the importance of farming. Students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades are encouraged to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest. Students should address the topic “How has agriculture changed in the last 75 years?” Students in ninth through 12th grade can enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest. The artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark soft lead pencil on an 8-1/2 x 11 inch piece of white paper. The artwork should be camera ready. The winner of the local contests will receive a $75 cash award, with $50 going to second place and $25 to third. The teacher of the winning students also will receive $50. To enter the contests, students should contact the Fayette County Farm Bureau at 770-461-3436 for an official entry form and contest rules. All entries must be received at the Fayette County Farm Bureau office by Feb. 15. Winners then will be entered in district Farm Bureau competition. More information about the contests can be found by visiting www.gfb.org and selecting GFB Programs and then selecting Ag in the Classroom.
American Legion Post 105 will hold their "Oratorical Contest" on Feb. 16, at 12 p.m. at the Log Cabin, Fayetteville. Scholarship awards are presented to finalists ranging from $150 for our local post winner and growing to $18,000 for the national champion. Information on contest rules and topics: www.legion.org/oratorical/about. For other information and pre-registration, contact Post 105, John Dufresne, Dufresne@abraxis.com.
Beginning Feb. 16 through March 9, from 7 until 8 p.m., the Waltz will be taught at a beginner level and from 8 until 8:30 p.m., there will be a bonus class in Wedding Dance., also at a beginner level. The class is $35 per person for a four week session. Drop-ins $10. These classes will be held at Brooks United Methodist Church in Brooks, 119 Morgan Mill Rd. This location is ideally located for Peachtree City, Senoia, Tyrone, Griffin and Fayetteville and Newnan. E-mail www.brooksumc.com. For further information, please call Brooks United Methodist Church at 770-719-7593 or James at 770-487-6771, or Charlyn at 404-401-9895.
The 11th annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference will be held on Feb. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park. This year’s theme is Collaborate to Compete. Recognized as the largest event of its kind in south metropolitan Atlanta, SMDO will focus on critical topics of interest that impact growth in South Metro including Economic Forecasting, “Aerotropolis,” Economic Development, the film Industry and more! The Conference highlights the City of Atlanta and the following counties: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton. Admission is $40 early registration, $50 registration and $55 on-site registration. For information visit www.smdoconference.com.
The South Metro Rose Society will meet Feb. 25 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. SMRS is proud to host the Vice Director for the Deep South District of the ARS, Phil Paul. His program is titled, "It's Fun Growing Roses in the South" and will cover rose growing basics. Mr.Paul is a Consulting Rosarian who grows about 70 roses in Florida and has won numerous awards for his contributions to the world of rose growing. This is an excellant opportunity for anyone interested in growing roses for the first time. As usual, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For information call 678-545-1990.
The Prostate Cancer Information Group will meet at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital on Feb. 26. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Cancer Wellness Center in the 1267 Building, 3rd floor. Use the Outpatient/West Entrance. The program will be a talk on Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer by Scott Miller, MD of Georgia Urology. Men (and their partners) with concerns about prostate cancer are encouraged to attend. The Prostate Cancer Information Group is sponsored by The American Cancer Society and Us TOO, International. For information call Jim O'Hara at 770-632-2898.