The "30th Annual National Night Out" (NNO) is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Peachtree City’s event will be on Oct. 1, 6 – 8 p.m., at Drake Field. Come out and see a variety of Public Safety equipment, including Police vehicles, helicopters, Fire trucks, and more. There will also be a scavenger hunt for the kids, with prizes for successful completion. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, is reminding you to ensure your hunter education requirements are met prior to deer season. DNR offers the hunter education course in an online, CD and classroom version in order to meet a variety of scheduling needs. For more information call the region office at (770) 478-751-6415 or visit GADNRLE.com.
The Fayette Humane Society will hold its second annual charity golf tournament, "Fore the Paws," on Oct. 2, at the Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the 4-person scramble will take place at 9:00 a.m. 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 Humane Society's spay/neuter program and to provide veterinary care for rescued cats and dogs. For information visit www.fayettehumane.org or call Kelly Simpson at 770-631-1799.
Understanding and Managing Dementia – NEW! One Day Intensive Workshop on Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. Breakfast and lunch provided. Presenters: Marilyn Walker, Senior Helpers; Denise Buchanan, Hope Center Memory Care; Alfonso Martinez, PhD, ABBP-CN, Neuropsychology Center; Vicki Farrell, Fayette Law Group. Caring for a loved one suffering with dementia can be overwhelming and frustrating. Come to this full day workshop to learn about diagnosis, the types and stages of dementia, community resources, financial and legal concerns, communication techniques and the role of medications in managing challenging behaviors. Sponsored by Senior Helpers and Hope Center Memory Care. Registration is required. Call 770-461-0813.
Promise Place will sponsor its annual 5K “Run from Domestic Violence”/1-Mile Walk on Friday, Oct. 4 at Drake Field, 155 Willowbend Rd. in Peachtree City. The race begins at 6 p.m. Race Day Registration & Packet pick-up begins at 5 p.m. Register to Run/Walk at: www.promiseplace.org or Active.com. To become a Sponsor or Vendor call 678-571-5262.
20th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 4 at Whitewater Creek Country Club (Canongate) Looking for hole sponsors and teams! For more information call Main Street 770-719-4173.
Pumpkins for Sale at Fire Station 81 (Hwy 74 / Paschall Rd). Prices range from $1 to $12. The sale will only be at Station 81 this year to help simplify the process and make the pumpkin selection experience even better. Residents who normally purchase pumpkins at Station 83 on Peachtree Pkwy S. are invited to stop by Station 81 instead . The annual pumpkin sale is an important fundraiser for the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters’ Association.
Fall Sidewalk Sale in Historic Senoia along Main Street on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fall Plant Sale Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. The MGEVs have been working hard to get the plants ready for the sale. Plants will be reasonably priced and include selections of shrubs, perennials and vegetables. The sale will be held outdoors at the Extension greenhouse just inside the entrance to the Fairgrounds (275 Pine Road, Newnan). The greenhouse is right next to the horse arena. For information call the Coweta County Extension Office at (770) 254-2620.
The 13th Annual Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer’s will be held in the Frederick Brown Amphitheater parking lot in Peachtree City on Oct. 5. A family oriented event, the 3.2 mile walk will take place along shaded paths. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9:30. Free lunch is provided. Donations are gratefully accepted! For additional information, contact Sue Shaffer at email@example.com.
Bob and Wendy Patterson are excited to be returning to Dolce resort in Peachtree City to present Getting the Love You Want: A Couples Weekend Workshop Oct. 5 and 6. This event is an intensive 2-day workshop in which married and unmarried couples can rediscover the joy and spiritual potential of being together. This workshop is certified by Imago Relationships International and is based on the theory and exercises described in the best-selling book, "Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples" by Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. For more information on Bob and Wendy or our workshops, or if you would like to register, please visit our website at www.relationshipcoaching.net.
Fourth Annual Historic Senoia Bicycle Tour, Oct. 5, starting at 9 a.m. It will begin and end at the SAHS Headquarters/Museum at 6 Couch Street in Senoia. Recommended donations are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 13. All proceeds benefit the Senoia Area Historical Society. Donations are tax deductible. Helmets are required. Due to frequent stops, walkable cycling shoes are recommended. Spaces are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis. To register email Bonnie Bobbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ (MGEVs) Fall Plant Sale will be held at the Coweta County Extension greenhouse located next to the horse arena just inside the Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road, Newnan on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All plants for sale have been propagated or grown by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). MGEVs support UGA Cooperative Extension – Coweta County programs through community education, raising funds for scholarships and supporting 4-H. For more information contact the Coweta County Extension Office at (770) 254-2620.
Registration Underway for Boy Scout Flint River Council Golf Classic on Nov. 8 at Flat Creek Golf Club. Participation helps the Flint River Council serve more than 6,000 young people in their programs. Register or donate at http://flintrivercouncil.doubleknot.com/event/1395974.
Nonpartisan Candidate Forum and Straw Poll Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the Fayette County Library. This event will be moderated by Pat Cooper, managing editor of the Fayette County News/Today in PTC, and will feature candidates for the Peachtree City and Tyrone elections, and candidates will present their position on key issues. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Fayette County Democratic Committee, Fayette County Branch of the NAACP, Fayette County Republican Party, and the Fayette County Issues Tea Party. For more information email email@example.com.
Beginning Oct. 5 - 26, Brooks United Methodist Church, in Brooks, Ga. will offer beginner "Swing" from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. The cost is $35 per person for the entire session or $10 per person as a drop-in. The Swing has stood the test of time and can be danced to both fast and slow music, as well as music of today and yesteryear. There will be two instructors, with a combination of over 40 years experience to guide the students from beginner level to intermediate level. No partner is necessary. Now is the time to get ready for the up-coming holiday festivities and be able to use your newly learned skills on the dance floor with confidence. For further information, please contact James at 770-487-6771 or Charlyn at 404-401-9895 or you may call Brooks United Methodist Church at (770) 719-7593.
Brother Buddy Liles, bass singer for the Florida Bos Quartet for many years, will be singing during homecoming day services at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 157 Rountree Road, Riverdale, on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. Fellowship Baptist Church will be celebrating 37 years of service to the Riverdale and South Metro community. Everyone is invited to come and spend the day. A meal will be served following the morning services. Contact Pastor Bill brannon for more information at 678-908-2081.
Rotary Club Candidate Forum – Oct. 8, the Rotary Club of Peachtree City will continue an over 20-year tradition of hosting the Meet the Candidates Forum at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. The event is free, and the public is invited to meet the candidates running for local office.
Foster Care and Adoption Information Session will be held at Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services (905 Hwy 85 S, Fayetteville 30215) on Oct. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Come learn how you can make a difference in the lives of Georgia’s children. For information contact Jalene McCord at 770-460-2567.
The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will sponsor a Local Candidate Meet and Greet on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Fayetteville’s Historic Train Depot, 250 Lanier Avenue East. Candidates for local offices in the non-partisan election have been invited to give a brief speech. Following the speeches, the candidates will be available to talk with constituents. Candidates who are not facing opposition in their races have been invited and may use their time to give an update on what they are doing in their communities. Everyone is welcome and dessert will be served during the meeting. No reservations are required. For more information contact Denise Ognio, firstname.lastname@example.org or Debby Dickinson, email@example.com /404-376-4132 or visit www.greaterfayetterwc.org.
Local Candidate Meet and Greet – Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., at Fayetteville’s Historic Train Depot, 250 Lanier Avenue East. Sponsored by the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club, candidates for local offices have been invited to give a brief speech. Following the speeches, the candidates will be available to talk with constituents. Candidates who are not facing opposition in their races have been invited and may use their time to give an update on what they are doing in their communities. Everyone is welcome and dessert will be served during the meeting. No reservations are required. For more information, visit www.greaterfayetterwc.org.
CHA CHA on Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 - 4 weeks of 1 hour class each Thursday. You do not need a partner to attend. Wear shoes that have slick soles. No athletic shoes allowed. You will learn 8-10 steps of Cha Cha, how to connect the steps, how to lead, stylingthat is appropriate for the dance, and what songs are appropriate for the dance. If you need to miss a class, we will help you get caught up at the next session. Please call Shari with any questions (678) 296-8464.
Great Georgia Airshow, Oct. 11 – 13, at Atlanta Regional Airport/Falcon Field. For more information and tickets, visit www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com.
Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host a Halloween Ballroom Dance with free hour of lessons on Oct. 11. Admission is $25 per couple/$15per single. Lesson at 7 p.m. and intermediate at 7:30 pm. Come to either or both lessons! Dance from 8 - 10:45 p.m. Attire is Halloween Costume or casual. Light refreshments provided. All dancers and dance students are welcome! Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, cha cha, tango, night club 2-step & more! Location: Gym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Hwy. 85 South in Fayetteville. Info at StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Bobby Bunn at 770-584-3094 and leave a message.
Come join us for a Western Couples Dance and Western dance lesson on Oct. 11 at LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. The couples’ Western dance lesson will be at 7 p.m. and the dance is at 8:00 p.m. Dress western or casual. Visitor couples are welcome - $20 per couple. Come enjoy swing, slow dance, waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, salsa, polka and more! For more information on the dance or local adult dance lessons, call 706-884-5857.
Halloween Ballroom Dance with free hour of lessons. Beginners lesson 7 - 7:30, Intermediate lesson 7:30 - 8. Attire is Halloween Costume or casual. Dance from 8 - 10:45 p.m. The guest fee is $25 per couple/ $15 per single at the door. Attire for this dance is Halloween costume or casual. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bobby at 770-584-3094.
SALSA is on the menu as the hottest dance in the land ! Couples Monthly Ballroom Dance Classes at CompassDanceAcademy in Tyrone on Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. $36 per person Hard sole shoes without rubber bottoms (Marley Floors). For information call Sondra Chan at 770-243-3386.
Western dance with a Western dance lesson on Friday, Oct. 11 at LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. The Western dance lesson with the Luquires will be at 7 p.m. and the dance is at 8 p.m. Dress is western or casual. Visitors couples are welcome - $20 per couple. As always, pot luck nibbles are welcome – not mandatory. Come enjoy swing, slow dance, waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, salsa, polka and more! For more information call 706-884-5857.
Lisa’s Ride, ninth annual ride to raise awareness and advocacy for suicide prevention on Oct. 12. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at Big Daddy’s Oyster Bar and Pub, 101 Crossing East, Suite 3, Peachtree City. Ride leaves at noon and returns to Big Daddy’s at 1 p.m. $20/$10 for rider/passenger; $25 per car. All proceeds got to SPAN-GA. For information go to www.span-ga.org.
Continuing Education Course for Property Managers and Homeowner Association Boards - Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco will be offering a free seminar on Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Hilton Garden Inn. The course has been approved for three hours of continuing education credits by the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and will include information on crime and fidelity insurance, board duties regarding confidentiality and the control of information, assessment collections with a focus on lien priority, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and owner personal liability. The seminar is free, but pre-registration is required. To learn more and sign up, visit www.wncwacademy.com/class.
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 meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck supper and program/business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant, 770-461-1203. Eligible military veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Facebook: Fayette County Post 105 Website: www.americanlegionpost105ga.org.
Ballroom Dance Classes at the World Gym, 1300 Commerce Drive in Peachtree City, on Sundays, October: 13, 20, 27, at 6:30 p.m for Beginners Bronze 1 & 2 and 7:30p.m. for Beyond Bronze and more. For fees call Sondra at 770-243-3386.
Foster Parents Needed! Grace for Children Foster Care is recruiting for new foster parents. Homes are needed for children ages birth - 18 years and especially for sibling groups and teenagers. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday evenings on 10/15/2013, 11/19/2013 and 12/17/2013, and every Monday in the month of January at 6 p.m. Grace for Children Foster Care is a division of Fayette Youth Protection Homes and is administered by Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries. Please contact Ashlie Hale for details at (770) 460-6652 or by email at email@example.com.
Advance / Absentee Voting began Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will continue Monday – Friday through Nov. 1 at the Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville. No voting on Nov. 4. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Voters can go to their regular polling place from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visit My Voter Page at http://mvp.sos.state.ga.us/ to check your registration, find your polling place, and more.
What’s New in Cancer Care and Treatment, Oct. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1255 Highway 54, Fayetteville - West Entrance, 3rd floor. Lunch provided. Presenters: Jonathan C. Bender, MD, medical director, Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Center; Tavari Taylor Brown, program manager, Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital; Melissa Johnson, PT, DPT, CWS, Regional Director Wound Care and Hyperbaric Services , Piedmont Fayette Hospital; Nancy Jaworski, My Chef Nancy. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship care. Sponsored by Somerby of Peachtree City and Mrs. Adele Andrews. Registration is required. Call 770-461-0813.
Red Cross Blood Drive on Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1279 Building, Third Floor, Conference Room C. Save a life – give blood! Refreshments and fun giveaways! To give blood, a donor must be at least 17 years old and weight at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor key pfh or call 770-719-7098.
Cemetery Walk on Oct. 18 and 19. Spirit Guides Lead You Through the Fayetteville Historic City Cemetery from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., $5 for Adults and $3 for children under 12. All ticket holders will be given a half hour time slot, and will take the tour in groups of 10 to 15 people. For information call (770) 719-4173 or visit fayetteville-ga.gov/events.
Log Cabin Dance Party - Come dance with us the third Friday of every month in Fayetteville! Cost is $25/couple/$15 single. You don’t have to know ballroom dancing to come out and just enjoy the music, food, KARAOKE and fellowship…not to mention the large wooden dance floor. Music is primarily reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s for those who remember “when” with a nice variety of old standards and good ballroom music and some country line dancing. Something for everyone! The dance is scheduled from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., but come around 7:15 if you’d like to learn a new line dance before the music starts! 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. Call 770-703-7165 f you have any questions.
Peachtree City Classic Road Race on Oct. 19 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. 33rd Annual Peachtree City Classic Pre-Race Expo Friday night inside the Amphitheater. Race on Saturday morning at Frederick Brown, Jr Amphitheater Parking Lot, Peachtree City.
The Fayette Humane Society will hold a yard sale 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Tack Trolley Horse & Pet Supply - Hwy 85 - Fayetteville. All proceeds to benefit the Fayette Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization. For more information call 770-487-1073.
Annual Fall Yard Sale on Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide sale will be held in the Kiwanis Park at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. All vendor spots have been sold including over 14,000 square feet of booth space! FREE admission and parking for all bargain hunters! This special event is expected to be held rain or shine. For more information, call 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation
Chili Fest on Oct. 26 on the Old Courthouse Lawn; Set up begins at 8 a.m.; Cooking begins at 9:00; Judging begins at Noon. Registration Deadline -
Sponsored by Fayetteville Main Street and Fayette Shriners. Open to the Public
For information call (770) 719-4173 or visit fayetteville-ga.gov/events.
Pumpkin Festival/Trick or Treat on Main Street; Costume Contest and Market Day on Oct. 26. Market Day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Coming back again this year "Dog Costume Contest" at 2:30 p.m. Children will Trick or Treat to all the Vendors and to all the participating Merchants from 3 - 4 p.m. Costume Contest starts at 4 p.m. For information call (770) 719-4173 or visit fayetteville-ga.gov/events.
Georgia Heartland’s Doggie Dash - 3K walk with dog to raise money for animal rescue and pet over population. on Oct. 26. For information call (770) 301-3119.
Join us at Peachtree City United Methodist Church on Oct. 26 from 3-5 p.m. at our Robinson Road campus for a parking lot party! “Trunk or Treat” will be hosted by the PTCUMC Children’s Ministry. Come dressed in costume (family-friendly) for a time of fellowship and fall fun! This is an event for the entire family! What is Trunk or Treat? Groups and Families of all ages walk from trunk to trunk (or cart to cart) to look at the decorations and receive candy and treats. Contact PTCUMC at (770) 487-6499 for more detailed information. You may also find information on the church website. www.facebook.com/PtcumcChildrensMinistry.
NAACP 16th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. This year’s banquet theme is, “Uniting Citizens Through Diversity and Inclusion.” The Keynote Speaker will be Shirley Sherrod, who was forced to resign from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) after video excerpts of comments taken out of context were posted online. She is now the director of field operations for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives in Georgia. The Fayette County Community is invited to attend this special event. Tickets can also be purchased online at $73 each at www.fcnaacp.org.
Spooktacular Golf Cart Scavenger Hunt & Silent Auction on Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Healing Bridge Clinic in Peachtree City is holding this fundraiser at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center on Hwy 54, sponsored by Piedmont Fayette Hospital. $100 entry fee for golf cart teams of 1-6 riders, who set out to solve clues to find locations in Peachtree City and snap a photo. Return to the Wyndham Conference Center for treats, prizes, and a silent auction. Prizes will be awarded for the Top Three Finishers, Best Costume worn by a rider, and Best Decorated golf cart. Participants must provide their own camera and golf cart; daily golf cart rentals available from www.golfrider.com. All proceeds benefit the Healing Bridge Clinic, which provides primary health care to those in need. For more information and to register visit healingbridgeclinic.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gift of Preparedness: The Importance of End of Life Planning, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. Lunch provided. This program is being brought back by popular demand! Without being properly prepared during a time of crisis, decision making can be difficult and the necessary tasks associated with an emergency can seem insurmountable. Come learn how to put your personal affairs and final wishes in order before a life changing event occurs. Sponsored by Somerby of Peachtree City and Mrs. Adele Andrews. Registration is required. Call 770-461-0813.
The South Metro Rose Society will meet Oct. 28 at 6:30 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 musician, writer, and rosarian, Stephen Hoy, speaking on "Roses by Amateur Hybridizers". Stephen has been growing roses for over 30 years and boasts over 275 roses in his garden. He is author of The Fragrance of Paradise which chronicles his illness and recovery as a liver transplant survivor. Please join us as Stephen shares his knowledge on his latest hobby, hybridizing roses. As usual, Master and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions on any rose topic. For more information, call 678-545-1990.