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Fri, 10/02/2009 - 2:51pm
By: The Citizen


The Alzheimer’s Memory Walk will take place at Shakerag Knoll from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Also in October, the Peachtree City Classic Road Race will take place Oct. 17 at Shakerag Knoll from 8:50 a.m.-noon.

The Whitewater High School Band will have their third annual yard sale/craft fair at Whitewater Middle School from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Community and vendors are welcome. A 12x12 space is available for $20. Contact Judy Williamson for more information at All Applications & Money Must Be Received by 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn presents “The Music Man” Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 17 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 11. Tickets are $12 on Thursdays and $12 for children under 12 and $15 for adults. Phone 770-969-0956 or visit

Josie Slaton Terry will sign copies of her book “Fabulous Over Forty: A Guide to Aging Well” at Hastings in Newnan from 1-3 p.m.

NITWITS Improvisational Comedy Troupe performs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Newnan Community Theatre Company, 24 1st Avenue, downtown Newnan. For more information visit

Auditions for “It’s A Wonderful Life” on October 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. Roles for all ages, no experience necessary. Newnan Community Theatre Company, 24 1st Avenue, downtown Newnan. For more information visit

Return to The Hundred Acre Wood at Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville at 11 a.m.. Come dressed as your favorite Winnie the Pooh or Pooh Character and help us celebrate the release of the new Winnie the Pooh book for children. Storytime and activities included for children.

Boy Scout Troop 201 will have their annual Webelos II Open House at 7:30 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church (592 Bernhard Rd., Fayetteville). This will be a hands-on, fun-filled and informative night for Webelos II Scouts and their parents. RSVP appreciated but not required. Phone Michael Warren, Scoutmaster at 770-461-7104.

Writing Workshop for Kids (ages 8-16) Carole Marsh teaches kids tricks and tips to learn that writing is easy and fun. The workshop runs from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at 6000 Shakerag Hill, Suite 314, Peachtree City. The fee is $25. Email for details

The Legacy Theatre will present “Children’s Letters to God,” Fridays -Sundays, Oct. 9-25. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Phone 404-895-1473 or visit

The Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange will host a dance at the LaFayette Christian School Gym at 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. There will be a free beginner polka lesson at 7 p.m. for the public. Visitor couples are welcome to attend the dance which starts at 8 p.m. for $20 per couple. Dress: casual. Enjoy polka, slow dancing, swing, foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha-cha, salsa, tango, samba, and more! For more information on the dance or local lessons, call (706) 884-5857. (From Interstate 85, take Exit 14 and go toward LaGrange on Hwy 27 North about 1/8 mile - across from the Shell Station.)

The Great Georgia Air Show will return to Falcon Field Oct. 10-11. Visit for more information.

Welch Elementary will have their fall festival from 2-5 p.m. There will be a petting zoo, magic show, games, prizes and inflatables. Armbands bought in advance are $13. They are $15.

Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville will celebrate the long awaited release of the latest “Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” at 1 p.m. Pick up your copy during our Wimpy Release Party and register to win fun prizes!!

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Frank’s, 1095 Highway 54 W., Fayetteville. All interested Republican Women, their families, and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Alberta Lucas (770-719-0879) or Debby Dickinson (770-641-2383).

The Southern Crescent Church of Christ will host a Prison Ministry Workshop on Oct. 16 and 17. The purpose of this event is to introduce material that produces life changes in detainees with the goal of enabling them to remain free after release. The recidivism rate in our prison systems is appalling, ranging up to 67% in many states.The presenters at this workshop have many years of effective work and will be sharing their valuable experience and obviously successful techniques. For those interested in attending, please visit and pre-register. For more information call 678-378-5531 or email:

The Peachtree City Classic Road Race will return to Shakerag Knoll from 8:50 a.m.-noon. Visit for more information.

The 2nd Annual Book Fair and Chili Cook-off at the Catholic Church of St. Gabriel on Antioch Road in Fayetteville will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.. If you would like to help us judge during our Chili Cook-off it will begin around noon and last for about an hour. Paperbacks will be 50 cents, hardbacks $1, magazines and children’s books 25 cents unless otherwise marked. We hope to see you there

The Apples & ArtFest, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. will feature arts, crafts, food, music, line dancing, and much more! In addition to the wide variety of exhibitors showcasing their specialties, the festival will include fun and games at the Kids Apple COREner, the Granny Smith Apple Tree where attendees can support Meals on Wheels and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren by purchasing an “apple” in honor of a grandparent, and the Apple-A-Day Live-Well “Orchard” where you can find great information on how to be your best from the wellness-focused business community. Applications for exhibitors, sponsors and recipe contest can be picked up at Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville or online at

Barnes & Noble welcomes local authors with local interest stories during our Educator Appreciation Reception from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet Ann Yearwood, author of Redbird Farm: Growing Up In Rural Georgia as well as Rebecca Watts, Ellen Ulken, and Clarence Lyons, authors of Images in America: Peachtree City. All authors will be able to sign copies of their books and speak with guests.

Great Georgia Ghosts Storytelling - Follow the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum’s Spirit Guides as they take you on a guided walking tour through the Historic City Cemetery, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24.

The Legacy Theatre will present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10. Phone 404-895-1473 or visit

Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville will host their 3rd annual Halloween Party and Costume Contestat 7 p.m. This Halloween Costume Party is a blast for all ages and provides a safe environment for trick-or-treating. Dress as your favorite literary character and take part in stories, crafts, and trivia. Costume Contest winners take home great prizes.

Trick or Treat on Main Street Fayetteville from 3-6 p.m The costume contest starts at 5 p.m.

“The Fred” will host the “Not So Frightful storytelling and Halloween party at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5. Phone 770-631-0630 for more information.

Salone Di Capelli invites the community to attend our Cut-A-Thon supporting Breast Cancer research and awareness from 12-5 p.m. Come receive your $15 wet haircut in 15 minutes, participate in drawings for prizes, T-shirt sales, and walk out wearing your pink ribbon showing your support

The public is invited to celebrate Oktoberfest , 5-8 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. The event will feature authentic German food and beverages including bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, fresh baked breads, apple strudel, and Kuchen. Guests will also be entertained by an authentic German Polka band. Attendees will be given the opportunity to help “grow” the garden by purchasing memory bricks and other items that will be available during the event. Tickets are only $15 and may be purchased at Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville.

Downtown Newnan Trick or Treat Join us for this Halloween tradition where downtown merchants pass out Halloween treats to costumed children.

The annual Line Creek Civitan Chili Challenge will take place at Shakerag Knoll from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

6Newnan Community Theatre Company will present “Misery” Fridays-Sundays through Nov.15. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Visit for more information.

The annual Cattle Baron’s Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place at Dolce Peachtree City at 7 p.m. Phone 770-631-0625 or visit for more information.

Attention all crafters! The Catholic Church of St. Gabriel in Fayetteville will have their annual craft fair on Nov. 7 and 8 in the Parish Hall. Anyone who is interested in selling at the show should contact Sandy Byrnes at or 770-461-8806 for more information prior to October 15th.

Get an early start on your Christmas shopping in downtown Historic Newnan with the holiday open house from 12-5 p.m. There will be Christmas spirit in the air. And an exciting time in Newnan with refreshments, entertainment and in-store specials.

Hudson Family Foundation’s Country Music Spectacular at “The Fred” featuring Blake Shelton and Josh Gracin. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Visit for more information. Phone 800-745-3000, visit the box office at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater or for tickets.

Santa’s arrival in Newnan Children of all ages come downtown to see Santa arrive to downtown Historic Newnan to light the Christmas tree from 6-8 p.m. Children bring your wish list and parents bring your cameras.


Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn presents A Christmas Cactus” Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 13. Tickets are $12 on Thursdays and $12 for children under 12 and $15 for adults. Phone 770-969-0956 or visit

The Legacy Theatre will present “Madeline’s Christmas” at 11 a.m. on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Tickets are $10. Phone 404-895-1473 or visit

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will sponsor the annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday December 5 and 6, from 1 – 5 p.m. each day. Tickets will be $15 (donation), with proceeds going to benefit the completion of the Fayette Counseling Center on Bradley Drive, Fayetteville, with work accomplished by Square Foot Ministries. Tickets may be purchased from Connie (770 461-4313), at the Church Office (175 East Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville).

Peachtree City’s Hometown Holiday will start at “The Fred” at 6 p.m. The event culminstes in the tree lighting.

The annual “Jingle Bell Trail” run will start at Peachtree City Elementary at 8 a.m.

Victorian Christmas at Holliday-Dorsey-Fife museum from 1-4 p.m. Join us for cookies and old-fashioned ornament making. Tour the Museum and view the vintage toy collection. Phone 770-716-5332.

Fayetteville’s tree lighting ceremony starts at 6 p.m. with carriage rides from 7-9 p.m.

Newnan’s annual Christmas parade with Santa will start at 3 p.m. and will feature floats. marching bands and Santa Claus.

Dicken’s Village returns to Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville through Dec. 13. Visit or phone 770-716-5768 ext 204 for more information.

Newnan Community Theatre Company will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” Fridays-Sundays through Dec.20. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Visit for more information.

Fifth annual Fayette Festival of Carols This holiday concert features music by the Southern Nights Chorale, Edgefield Baptist Choir, the Festival Orchestra, and specia guest ensemble. The concert, which will take place at Heritage Christian Church, starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8.00 in advance at Students and 65+ are $5. Children 5-and-under are free. Visit

Newnan’s Festival of Lights Join us for Caroling, Bake Sale and a Lights Parade to round out your Christmas season.

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