Things to do

April

April 18 — A Taste of Clayton is from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tasting Only, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Silent Auction is at North Clayton HIgh School. Tickets $10. All money raised will remain at North Clayton HIgh School and will benefit Athletic Department. For more information. visit www.tasteofsoutherncrescent-nchs.com or contact Henry Laws at 678-640-2600.


The Fayette County Extension Office is presenting a container/raised bed gardening class at 10 a.m. Learn about container gardens and what plants to use. You must pre-register to attend by calling 770-305-5412.


Spring Taste of Newnan is from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join us for downtown Newnan’s most popular event all year. Coweta restaurants and caterers show off their best eats in town. Information: 770-253-8283


April 20 — Liberty Baptist Church’s employment workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The focus is on updating resumes, improving interview skills and personal presentation. The desire is to help improve each individual’s chance for employment. The workshop is at Liberty Baptist Church in Fayetteville. For more info contact Debbie Feemster at 404-290-0838 or www.LBCFayette.org.


Starr’s Mill High School Bands presents “A Night of Starrs” tonight at 6 p.m. at Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The evening under the stars showcases the talents of the Starr’s Mill music department and features the Big Band sounds of the “Swingin’ Starrs” jazz ensemble, along with the “Octave Above” jazz choir and performances by other school musical groups. Tickets are $10 each and food is available for purchase at event. Purchase tickets from any band students, at the door or email NOSTickets@SMHSBand.org.


The Carnegie Library and Keep Newnan Beautiful are presenting “Take Action: Recycle, Reuse, Re-Create”from 10 a.m.-noon at the library. This program is designed as a contest for middle and high school students. Students will engage in a competition to create new crafts for pre-school story time using recyclables that will be provided to them. Call to register at 770-683-1347.


Native American Heritage Day at Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro runs from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Most family-oriented exhibitions and activities take place throughout a life-size working replica of a Muscogee Indian Village. Stately Oaks is at 100 Carriage Lane in Jonesboro. Visitors can munch on native American cuisine like stone-baked corncakes, sip sassafras tea, while strolling among the Indian village, viewing demonstrations in arrow making, basket and finger weaving, blow gun shooting, beading, pottery making and firing, and see old-time musket shooting, among others. Children can learn first-hand how to light a fire without matches. Parents may browse amidIndian arts and crafts exhibits, purchase beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry and other gifts. Admission for Native American Heritage Day is $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for children under 12. All uniform-wearing Boy, Girl, Cub and Brownie Scouts pay half-price. Admissions are collected at the entrance with parking on the museum grounds. For information, 770-473-0187.


Willis Road Elementary School will be hosting its second annual “Cruising Thru the CRCTs Car and Bike Show” from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. The event will be held at the school at 430 Willis Road in Sharpsburg. Vintage, antique and unique cars and motorcycles will be on display. All vehicles registered will receive a commemorative dash plaque. Car and bike registration is $10 per vehicle and begins at 10 a.m. Delicious, fresh smoked BBQ plates and hot dog plates will be available. BBQ plates cost $7 and include sandwich, chips, baked beans, slaw and a drink. Hot dog plates cost $4 and include hot dog, chips, baked beans and a drink. The Relay for Life Team will be holding a bake sale and selling popcorn and drinks. To preregister a car or bike, contact willisroadpto@gmail.com.


The Knights of Columbus Council 8081, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will sponsor the Community Charity Golf Classic at the Orchard Hills Golf Course at Ga. Highway 16, I-85 in Newnan. Entrance fee is $80 per golfer. Practice opens at 7 a.m., registration starts at 7:30, load carts at 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch and awards at 2 p.m. There will be prizes for first, second and third place low net score winners. Other prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. For information and registration contact Steve Bruning at 770-487-3991 or 3bsinga@bellsouth.net



April 21 — The Fayette County Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. The speaker is Representative John Yates, the oldest serving member of the Georgia State Legislature and its only surviving WW II veteran. The meeting is at the Fayette County Historical Society building at the corner of Lee Street and Johnson Street in Fayetteville.


The fourth annual “Taste of Senoia” is being held at The Veranda Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn located at 252 Seavy Street in downtown Senoia. There will be two separate admissions - 3:30 p.m. -5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and ticket prices are $10.

Tickets can be purchased through April 13 from Senoia Optimist Club members or through various Senoia businesses. The event features delicious food prepared by many of Senoia’s restaurants as well as local area citizens, noted author and historian Herb Bridges, interesting raffles, and possibly more! Information: Senoia Optimist Club president Tony Bell at 770-599-3981 or 302-981-4794.



April 22 — The Coweta-Fayette Auburn Club will hold its annual social and dinner meeting at the Coweta Club at Arbor Springs Country Club in Newnan. Coach Rodney Garner is the scheduled guest speaker. Coach Garner is the assistant head coach and defensive line Coach for auburn football. He has been named by Rivals.com as one of the top 50 recruiters in the country. Coach Garner played football at Auburn from 1984-1988. The social hour will start at 6 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m.

Lewis Colbert, former Auburn punter, will be signing copies of his book, “The Unlikeliest Auburn Tiger.” A silent auction to benefit the “Whupper Lee Scholarship” fund will feature many desirable items. A football signed by Coach Gus Malzahn and other Auburn collectibles will be raffled. The cost is $30 per person and reservations are required by April 18. For more information call Brett Johnston @ 770 301-9120 or email lbjohnston@numail.numail.org. All Auburn fans are invited to attend.


The South MetrSociety meetstymeets at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank at 440 North 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, horticulture judge, and past resident, Walt Reed speaking on “What’s Bugging Your Roses.” This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to identify diseases and insects that love roses and what to do about them before the growing season sets in. Information will also be provided regarding the annual rose show to be held in May. For more information, call 678-545-1990.



April 23 — The Partners in Education breakfast is today at 8 a.m. at Spring Hill Elementary School. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The caterer is Contemporary Catering. Join us for breakfast to learn how the Leader in Me Program is impacting public school children. Spring Hill Elementary has been a pilot for this remarkable leadership program for kids. At this year’s Partners in Education Breakfast, we will hear from Muriel Summers, principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School. Summers and her staff created the first leadership elementary school in the nation using Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits Program as a foundation. The breakfast will also be an opportunity to recognize the outstanding partners that have made significant contributions to our schools. If you would like to nominate a partner or a school, please fill out the appropriate nomination form and fax or email to the chamber (fax 770-461-9622) or Sarah@FayetteChamber.org.


The Flint RiveSociety iscietyis holding its annual Iris Show at the UGA Research Garden on Ellis Road in Griffin from 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the first 50 visitors will receive a free iris. Contact Sue, 770-227-3109, for more information.



April 25 — New Writers Night is from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the Ashley Park Mall in Newnan. The event introduces newly published authors to the public by giving them the opportunity to sell and auttheir booksirbooks at tables specially set up near the entrance to the store.


A “Drop Dead Diva” casting call is from noon to 6 p.m. at the TCBY in the Braelinn Village Shopping Center. During this day long event, TCBY will be contributing a portion of the entire day’s sales of TCBY self-serve frozen yogurt and sorbet to The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network. Information: fifthdiva@gmail.com.



April 26 — The Fayette Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents its first full orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church, 161 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville. This is a free concert and will include music from “Les Miserables” as well as Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” and “Jupiter“ from the “Planets.” The FPYO, under the direction of Cindy Wilson, has been in existence for three years and this is their first full orchestra presentation. The orchestra includes members from almost every middle and high school in Fayette County as well as members from Henry and Fulton County. For more information or audition requirements, please contact us at fayettephilharmonic@gmail.com.


Lunch on the Lawn is today. Enjoy free entertainment featuring Nate Bennett outdoors on the old courthouse lawn in downtown Fayetteville during your lunch hour. Shorter University will be our “Lunch on the Lawn” sponsor, so stop by and learn more about their university. Chick-fil-A will be providing a box lunch for $5, or you can bring your own lunch. For more information, call Main Street 770-719-4173.



April 27 — Our Lady of Victory’s Home and School Association is sponsoring a “Run for Victory,” at the school located at 211 Kirkley Road, Tyrone. The Run for Victory 5K Race and one mile Fun Run is part of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix Race Series. Starting times for the Fun Run and 5K are 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively. A family fun-filled morning is expected with face painters, games, food, and music. Register online at www.olvcatholicsch.org. For more information, please contact Betsy Slattery at 678-364-9813.


The sixth annual Fayette County Earth Day Festival is today from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City. The festival features fun and educational activities for the family and an opportunity for Fayette County citizens to come together for the common good of the environment. This year’s festival includes educational presentations and exhibits to help you learn about building a sustainable society. There is also live entertainment, food, and games and crafts for children of all ages. There will also be a scavenger hunt with prizes. Admission is free.


The ninth annual Race for Riley starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills. The fundraiser featuring a 5K race and bike ride benefits the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. Pre-registration for the event is strongly encouraged. All pre-registered entrants will receive a Race for Riley short-sleeve shirt. To enter, visit www.raceforriley.org or register at www.active.com.


WWII Heritage Days, at the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility in Peachtree City is today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The program features vintage aircraft, period vehicles, guest speakers, education displays and demonstrations for school age kids. Local actors and singers from Twilight Theatre will impersonate 1940s celebrities and a 1940s-theme hangar dance fundraiser will be held Saturday evening. Suggested donation for WWII Heritage Days is $5, children 5 and under free. WWII Heritage Days will be held rain or shine. Please no pets. Tickets for the “Keep ‘em Flying” dance are $50 before April 22, $60 at the door. Reserved tables and group discounts available. For tickets, call 678-654-2464. All ticket sales final. For more info about WWII Heritage Days, visit www.wwiidays.org.


The Brooks Womans Club is hosting a plant sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in downtown Brooks. Indoor and outdoor plants will be for sale and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions. All proceeds go back into the community. For more information, contact Bebe Moore 770-719-3194.


Liberty Baptist Church’s community job fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info contact Debbie Feemster at 404-290-0838 or www.LBCFayette.org.



April 28 — WWII Heritage Days at the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility in Peachtree Cityis today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The program features vintage aircraft, period vehicles, guest speakers, education displays and demonstrations for school age kids. Local actors and singers from Twilight Theatre will impersonate 1940s celebrities. Suggested donation for WWII Heritage Days is $5, children 5 and under free. WWII Heritage Days will be held rain or shine. Please no pets. For more info about WWII Heritage Days, visit www.wwiidays.org.



April 30 — The Fayette County Extension Office is presenting a Composting 101 class at 6 p.m. Learn the basics including traditional composting and vermi-composting. You must pre-register to attend by calling 770-305-5412.



May


May 2 — The Griffin Choral Arts group is performing its last concert today at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Auditorium at Gordon College in Barnesville. The concert is titled “Inspired by Africa” and features Missa Kenya, along with composer Dr. Paul Basler on French horn and the Atlanta Percussion Trio. Tickets are $10. Information: 770-468-3072.



May 4 — The Hood Avenue Primary School Reunion is today at noon for everyone who has ever worked at Hood Avenue from 1970 through 2013. Bring your favorite lunch to Hood Avenue Primary School. Come as you are or wear a Hood Avenue shirt. Bring your photos, mementos for an informal get-together. Dessert will be provided. For more information call 770-487-7email hiestandmmstandmm@comcast.net


The Coweta Writers Group meets from 10 a.m.- noon at the Ashley Park Barnes & Noble in Newnan. The speaker is Jerry Poole, who is now in the process of establishing a writing course to be added to the curriculum of the Department of Continuing Education at the Newnan Campus of the University of West Georgia. Information: schultz_forrest@yahoo.com.


The Animal Medical Clinic Pet Appreciation Day is from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at 405 Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City. Dress your pet in their finest costumes.


The Fayette Celebrity Dancers charity event is at Starr’s Mill Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Fayette Board of Realtors and proceeds go to six local charities. Tickets are $10. Information: FayetteCelebrityDancers.com.


The fifth annual Ultimate Car Show is from 9 a.m. to noon at SouthTowne in Newnan. The show features a D.J., food and drinks, door prizes, raffles, silent auction, 50/50 and more. Proceeds benefit local charities in Coweta and Fayette counties. Entry fee is $25 to show, $10 to display. See www.peachstatecorvette.com for registration and more details.



May 7 — The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its last monthly meeting before summer break today at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Community Center at 225 Willowbend Road. Jim Harris, owner of Yard Time in Peachtree City, will speak on “Soils and Mulch” — soil and mulch options to make your garden thrive. After the presentation, the club will enjoy a plant swap. Members and guests are asked to bring at least one plant to share and a bag or box to take home any plants you select. For more information, call 770-519-8651.


Brooks Day is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the downtown Brooks park. Rides, games, food, booths, vendors, and a home run derby are part of this year’s festival. If you would like a booth or to sponsor an event, contact Beth Holliman at 404-409-1449 or beth@voytek.com.



May 10 — The Fayette Middle School student and teacher talent show is at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The night features performance by the teachers and students of Fayette Middle, chorus and orchestra, a Step Team performance, Fayetteville’s own resident gospel entertainer, Vincent Lott, and much, much more. For information, email gividen.laurie@mail.fcboe.org.



May 13 — American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin, 180 S. Glynn St., Fayetteville. The meeting begins at with a pot luck supper and 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.



May 16 — The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is teaching a “Starting a Business” workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be at the Clayton State University-Fsite locatedlocated at 100 World Drive, Suite 100 in Peachtree City. For more information, please contact HChaney athaneyat 678-466-5100.



May 18 45th Annual Fayette Fine Art Show is today from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Don’t miss Fayetteville’s largest tourism event! Various artists from around the country will exhibit their work on the Old Courthouse Square. This juried fine art show is an Atlanta favorite. Come to buy or simply admire. Come participate in the free community monster mural located in the kids art tent. Call Patsy Gullett at 770-461-4978 for more information.


The Living History Exhibit is today at the Holliday-Dorsey Fife Museum in Fayetteville from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Step back in time to see demonstrations of life in the 1800s. Call 770-716-5332 for more information.


“Rumble for Kids,” motorcycle ride is today. The ride will start at 9250 Hutcheson Ferry Road in Palmetto. The one-hour ride will wind through the picturesque back roads of South Fulton, Coweta, Carroll and Douglas counties. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the ride beginning at 11 a.m. Registration fee is $25 for a single rider and $35 for a rider with a passenger. Lunch will be served and is included in registration fee. For more information or to preregister you can call 770-463-3800.


The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 28th annual rose show today at the Church of Christ at 870 Redwine Rd. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses into competition. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site by 9:30 a.m. on May 18 for judging. The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. to view, smell, and photograph the exhibited roses. For more information call 770-631-3885.


The Brooks Bears football team will conduct registration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Brooks Bears Football field in Brooks. Information: 678-409-0682.



May 19 — Fayette Fine Art Show is today from noon - 5 p.m. Don’t miss Fayetteville’s largest tourism event! Various artists from around the country will exhibit their work on the Old Courthouse Square. This juried fine art show is an Atlanta favorite. Come to buy or simply admire. Come participate in the free community monster mural located in the kids art tent. Call Patsy Gullett at 770-461-4978 for more information.


The Living History Exhibit is today at the Holliday-Dorsey Fife Museum in Fayetteville from noon.-5 p.m. Step back in time to see demonstrations of life in the 1800s. Call 770-716-5332 for more information.


The 12th annual Taste of Fayette is today from noon to 5 p.m. at Stonewall Village in downtown Fayetteville. Don’t miss this popular event showcasing Fayette’s finest restaurants! Sample up a taste from 50 cents to $3 while enjoying live entertainment on the stage. Learn about other local businesses and enjoy our Kids Corner with face painting, rides and much more! Call 770-719-4173 for more information.


The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 28th annual rose show today at the Church of Christ at 870 Redwine Rd. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses into competition. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site by 9:30 a.m. on May 18 for judging. The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. to view, smell, and photograph the exhibited roses. For more information call 770-631-3885



May 27 — Traditional Memorial Day ceremony is at 11 a.m. at the Fayetteville City Cemetery. American flags will decorate the graves of veterans buried there. All Fayette County citizens are invited to attend. Bring lawn chairs. In event of rain, ceremony will be held at American Legion Log Cabin, next to Fayetteville Fire Station. Event sponsored by Fayette County Post 105.


May 31 — The Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host its 10th anniversary ballroom Dance with a free one-hour lesson from 8 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Dance music & lighting by DJ Bill Mitchell. Cost of dance includes one-hour West Coast Swing lesson 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. by instructor Frank Chafardon. Attire is smart 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. The guest fee is $25 per couple/$15 per single at the door. Information: StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Diane at 770-461-2369 and leave a message.