Fayette NAACP sets dates for banquet, next meeting

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 12th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.  This year's banquet theme is “Celebrating and Building on 100 Years of Achievement."  The Centennial Achievement Awards for Civil Rights will be presented to deserving recipients. The Fayette County Community is invited to attend, ticket price is $75.00; however, there is a discount for purchasing a table of 10 for $700.00. This discount is available through Oct. 12th. For tickets and more information, please email ffb@fcnaacp.org or call 770-460-9934.

Child safety seminar

Peachtree City Karate for Kids, located at 416 Crosstown Road, in the Braelinn Village Shopping Center (next to Kmart), will be holding a free child safety seminar for children and parents. The seminar will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 from 12-2 p.m.

‘The Music Man’ at STG

Beloved musical now playing at Fairburn

The Music Man Dianne Mitchell and Tommy McDaniel as Marian Paroo and Harold Hill in “The Music Man.” Photo/Special.

Confidence man Harold Hill (Tommy McDaniel) arrives at staid River City intending to cheat the community. Hill’s standard scam involves offering to equip and train a boy’s marching band, then he skips town with the money.

Things go awry when he falls for a librarian, Marian Paroo, (Dianne Mitchell) he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.

Forecast: ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs’ will fill you up


It seems that many computer-animated films get bad raps because they only use childish humor and are advertised as such, but this new film, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is different. It has some symbolism in it that children may not recognize, but will send parents laughing to death. Some of the actors are Anna Faris as a weather girl and female love interest and Mr. T (“Rocky 3”) as a cop with gymnastic skills. The cop is not the protagonist, however, Flint Lockwood is. Mr. Zachary Smola, my English teacher, has obviously been giving me too much literature homework (one of the reasons I haven’t had time to write reviews). Let’s get back to the forecast.

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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.

Last chance to see Twilight Theatre’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

The Twilight Theatre is proud to be able to offer your one final chance to see, Annie Get Your Gun, the show everybody has been raving about.

Tickets for Southern Crescent Chorale Gala on sale now

Southern Crescent Chorale’s Annual Gala - “A Night in Old Vienna” will take place Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. Each Southern Crescent Chorale concert season begins with an exciting Gala and Concert event. This year’s Gala, “A Night in Old Vienna,” will take place at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City.

Auditions for Southside Theater Guild’s ‘A Christmas Cactus’

Southside Theatre Guild, 20 West Campbellton Street, Fairburn, invites you to auditions on Sunday, Oct. 4 (from 2-5 p.m.) and Monday, October 5 (7 p.m.) for “A Christmas Cactus.” This is a change from the original dates. Callbacks on Tuesday, Oct. 6, if needed.

2009 Southern Crescent Alzheimer’s Memory Walk

2009 Southern Crescent Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Thousands of people come out each year to participate in the Southern Crescent Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. This is the 10th year for the event which raises money each year for research, education and services. Photo/Special.

The next time you are in a grocery store or shopping mall take a close look around you.  Nearly 1 in 3 of the people you see knows someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.  Perhaps it’s a family member or just the neighbor down the street.  Alzheimer’s does not discriminate.  It can attack anyone regardless of race, gender, educational level, wealth status or physical condition.  Although targeting those predominantly over 65, it can and does affect people much younger.

Acting Craze – A Christmas Carol

Learn acting skills while working on a skit of "A Christmas Carol"  Come join the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future as they transform the heart of Scrooge with scenes from “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

Dragons in Lake Peachtree

Third annual Dragon Boat Races and International Festival returns this weekend

What was once an unsual sight has now become familiar. Two years ago, Peachtree City decided to join the ranks of cities around the world and host Dragon Boat Races. People of all shapes and sizes for a team, board a boat and try to paddle the fastest in a series of heat races in the morning and head to head races in the afternoon. The shores of Lake Peachtree at Drake Field are filled with fans, friends and family members cheering the team on and taking part in the International Festival that accompanies the races. This annual event has become one of the most popular of the year and this year’s event is even more special because it ties in with Peachtree City’s 50th anniversary.

Grease at Whitewater

Whitewater High School’s fine arts department will present “Grease,” Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 24-27. A cast of over 40 students, directed by Susan Simich, will perform the hit musical.

Military acts roar at airshow

Jet noise, affordable family fun in Peachtree City

Thundering jet engines, precision parachuting, scorching jet trucks and vintage warbirds will mark the 12th edition of The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) to be held at Falcon Field Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11. The aviation festival, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF), Dixie Wing, will again showcase modern and historic military aircraft, thrilling aerobatics and activities for the entire family.

Trail ride

The Calvin Center will host its first benefit trail ride on Saturday, Sept. 26, with a rain date of October 3rd, at their facilities located at 13550 Woolsey Road in Hampton. .

Busy weekend ahead

It’s never too early to think about the weekend and this weekend is going to be a humdinger. If you love the local fall festivals, this is the weekend for you.

Fayette County NAACP Finalizing Plans for Its’ Third Annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference

On Sept. 19, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP, will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sams Auditorium and Lafayette Education Center, 205 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville.

NCTC Announces Auditions for "Down The Road"

The drama “Down The Road” by Lee Blessing is the story of a married couple writing a book about a serial killer. The show is NCTC’s replacement for “Misery,” which had to be canceled due to licensing restrictions. It is part of their 2009 season.

Contemporary Christian Artist Amy Grant to perform “The Fred”

Contemporary Christian Artist Amy Grant

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater will recognize September 11, Patriot Day, in a unique and entertaining way this year. Contemporary Christian artist Amy Grant will headline an evening of music and praise along with a military honor guard and patriotic salute as part of a 9-11 Tribute. Local teen recording artist Lindee Link will sing the National Anthem and the Southern Nights Chorale will perform “America the Beautiful” as part of the pre-show program. The Amy Grant concert is sponsored by Atlanta’s WVFJ, J 93.3

Volunteers needed for Dog Park work day

The Peachtree City Dog Park Association is asking for volunteers, scout groups or school service organizations to help clean up the dog park. The work day is scheduled on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 8:30 to 11:30 am. The dog park is located at 191 McIntosh Trail behind the BMX track. Volunteers can bring gloves, hard garden rakes, weed eater and pruning shears.

Nutcracker auditions on Sept. 19

Georgia Dance Theatre holds open auditions to every dancer in the community ages 6 & up for their upcoming production of the classic family favorite, “The Nutcracker Ballet.” Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Peachtree City location of Georgia Academy of Dance & the Performing Arts. All dancers that audition from the community will participate in this production which is funded in part by the Georgia Council of the Arts.

Lunch on the Lawn this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street and the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Fayetteville present Lunch on the Lawn, Friday, Sept. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring the music of Reuben Bidez. Bring your own lunch or purchase a box lunch from Chick-fil-A for $5.

Southern Belle Farm has busy fall planned

Just when you think you’ve seen it all….you haven’t.

Southern Belle Farm will soon open for its fall season where they host thousands at their farm for some good ole’ Family Fun Down on the Farm! There is a seven-acre Atlanta Motor Speedway Cornfield Maize design, a pumpkin patch, a pedal kart track, a kiddie korral, hayrides, a cow train, farm animals, a corn cannon, pig races and more. There is something fun for farm visitors of all age.

Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass in PTC Sept. 20

The First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City starts the second season of their popular community concert series with Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass on Sunday, September 20 at 6:30 pm. This exciting group presents hymn classics with a contemporary flair.  

Lunch on the lawn cancelled

The Lunch on the Lawn event in Fayetteville scheduled for today has been cancelled due to rain and rescheduled for next Friday, Sept. 4.

SHeDAISY makes a rare, Southeast appearance

SHeDAISY SHeDAISY makes a rare, Southeast appearance.

Fayetteville will get a real treat this Saturday when the Nashville, female trio SHeDAISY makes their only stop in the entire Southeast on a very limited 2009 tour. Their sound is a traditional country style blended with flavors of pop and rock and every other influence imaginable.

The three girls in SHeDAISY are all sisters originally from Utah named Kristyn, Kelsi, and Kassidy. Because of their family connection, the girls chose their unusual name, derived from a Navajo Indian term meaning “my little sister”.

Financial peace university classes offered

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is offering Financial Peace University Classes for the local community starting in September. Financial Peace University is a life-changing program that teaches one how to make the right decisions with their money. You'll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace. This is a 13 week course, commencing on Sunday, Sept. 13. Classes will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Fayetteville First UMC at 175 Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville. The normal cost for the class is $150. The church group rate is $110 for the 13 week course.

Lunch, Lawn, and Song

Fayetteville Main Street is once again excited to give local workers an excuse to take an extended lunch break this Friday with the third Lunch on the Lawn event this year. From 11:30am – 1:30pm, residents and local employees are encouraged to take their lunch break to the old courthouse lawn in downtown Fayetteville. Chick-fil-A will be selling a lunch package for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well.

Spirit of MC yard sale

The Spirit of McIntosh High School Band will be holding its' semi-annual yard sale Saturday, August 29th at McIntosh High School Cafeteria, 201 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City from 9:00-noon.

NCTC holds auditions for upcoming shows

Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) has set auditions for two upcoming shows, “Misery” and “Zombie Prom.”

Hippiefest at ‘The Fred’ this weekend

Hippiefest at ‘The Fred’ this weekend The Turtles Flo and Eddie.

“If you’re looking for a little ‘Good Lovin’ this summer where everyone will be ‘Happy Together’ and spreading ‘Joy To The World,’ then Hippiefest is just the ticket,” touts Hippiefest tour creator Toby Ludwig. “This festival is for people who weren’t around in the ‘60s and ‘70s or were and just can’t seem to remember... Bring your parents, your grandparents and your kids. Come be a Hippie for a day!”

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