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Things to do-Aug.30-Sept.26


August 30

Before you settle in to watch football next Saturday, why not help change the world first? Join ‘A Self-help Assistance Program (ASAP) for coffee, donuts and snacks plus a tour of the new “Tools For Empowerment” tool donation and recycling center. Here your donated tools will bring hope to youth in Haiti. Stop by Saturday at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way, Unit C, Peachtree City (off Huddleston) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

September 4

Fayette County Retired Educators, an advocacy and information sharing group of Teachers Retirement System of Georgia members, meets today at 10:30 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center.  Our program will feature a team from TRS  bringing us the latest information on ‘our’ retirement system. TRS members, their spouses and the general public are invited. We are also a drop off station for Fayette Samaritans and the Honeycomb (a teacher materials recycling center). For more information:

Before you settle in to watch football next Saturday, why not help change the world first? Join ‘A Self-help Assistance Program (ASAP) for coffee, donuts and snacks plus a tour of the new “Tools For Empowerment” tool donation and recycling center. Here your donated tools will bring hope to youth in Haiti. Stop by Saturday the 30th at 341 D-Bob Industrial Way, Unit C, Peachtree City (off Huddleston) between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

September 6

Run Like a Diva Half Marathon & 5K is today. Check-in at 6:45 a.m. 5K begins at 7:15 and half marathon at 7:30 a.m. at Shakerag Knoll, 192 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.
This event has wonderful perks that make it “diva-ish” including feather boa stations and tiara stops along the course, roses and bubbly at the finish line, shiny medals, women’s fit tech T-shirts, post-race concert, two-day health and fitness boutique, drawstring Diva backpacks and much more. The race is USAT&F certified with a 3.5 hour course limit. For more information and to register, go to

September 9

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting today at The Bridge Community Center, 225 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. Refreshments and social time begin at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Sara Henderson, director of gardens for the Historic Oakland Cemetery Foundation, will speak on “Oakland’s Timeless Gardens.”  Her talk includes an overview of Oakland’s rich history and the ongoing restoration of the Victorian gardens which are filled with heirloom flowers for the enjoyment of all who visit Oakland throughout the year.  Guests are welcome. Membership dues are $15 per year. For more information, go to

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 meets at 7 p.m. at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone. Qualified veterans call Jim Ryan 770-631-3417 for further information.

September 12

A Tribute to Sir Elton John concert is today
at 7 p.m. at
Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville.
Enjoy a performance by an Elton John tribute band, Tokyo Joe, featuring a dazzling light show and elaborate costumes, to benefit the 2014 Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association-Georgia Chapter. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Tables for eight are available for $350. Tickets can be purchased online at Corporate sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Emily Richter at 404-728-6059 or Kim Cox at

September 13

PetSmart Charities is presenting its National Adoption weekend September 13 and 14 and the Fayette Humane Society (FHS) will be participating at the Peachtree City PetSmart store.  Adoption hours are being extended: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Food and entertainment will be on hand. For more information about the cats and dogs available for adoption, visit the website at or call 770-487-1073.

September 16

Pyke & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law will be conducting free seminars on the basics of estate planning.  These seminars will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City on Tuesday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 18th from 12pm to 2pm and 7pm-9pm both days. A catered meal will be served 30 minutes before the seminars. Contact:  770-507-2500 ext.2 or

September 20

The Keeper Books Tour is today at  6 p.m.
Fayette Senior Services (FSS), The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.
Come enjoy books, wine and cheese with five bestselling authors who want to meet their readers! Fayette Senior Services and Books Down South are hosting this event for seniors who want to learn more about writing a book. The featured authors will tell you how they got into writing, read excerpts from their own work, take questions on the writing process and host a book signing. Authors include New York Times bestseller, Dianna Love from Peachtree City, USA Today bestseller, Adrienne Giordano, USA Today bestseller, Mary Buckham, Amazon bestseller, Tracey Devlyn and Amazon bestseller, Hildie McQueen. For more information, visit or call FSS at 770-461-0813.

September 26

Is there a child with special needs in your life. Southside Support is presenting Southside Symposium, a day-long conference. Join us to receive a message of hope, learn how their brain functions, and discover how small changes in their everyday diet can improve their health.
Karen Kain will open with an inspiring talk about hope for parents and caregivers of special needs children. The keynote is Dr. Robert Melillo, PhD, who will speak about Functional Disconnection – how each half of the brain works to influence learning, behaviors, and general health. And local pediatrician, Dr. Jill Dickerson, will offer advice about food, nutrition, and biomedical interventions that can enhance brain and body health. The panel at the end of the day will feature all three speakers and your questions.
The conference is from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. It will take place at Grace Evangelical Church, 164 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville, GA 30214. It will feature speakers, networking, breakfast and lunch.



this weekend and Peachtree City has it's Diva Con next weekend.

Yes, freaky tourism is the flavor of the month here in the metro area. Come on down and bring your friends and neighbors.

I left a meeting downtown about 11 today and man, those folks are all over. I must be too old to want to dress up in character and play all weekend. But I do hear the people are a pretty wild bunch and they do bring lots of money into the city.

Someone in PTC needs to come up with some yearly extravaganza like this.

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Actually, this is a great idea, let's brainstorm some on this board.

How about a Tinseltown reunion in PTC for all actors, producers and directors of films made in the area. We could have it out on Drake Field by the lake, when and if we get it back.

Events could include a Walking Dead best makeup award or Diva award.

Other thoughts?

How does this fit with the Vision thing that Mr. Ross has going?

we just hold that thought and see what transpires next weekend in good old PTC.

Rumor has it our (male) FD and PD will be shirtless at the finish line handing out the awards and boas....just rumor, mind you....

I say we rally around "The Annual Golf Cart Extravaganza Festival" It can be county wide since its moving that way, but PTC hosts.

Invite the various manufacturers to show off their goods

Have a parade down Peachtree Parkway

Lots of different ideas

Tricked out carts

loudest horn


If we want it to be fun, just keep Vision out of it.

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The idea or concept of attracting a lot of people to a National gathering to boost the economy of Fayette and PTC is just great.

Golf carting is good, the emerging film industry in the area is another, any other ideas from others?

Vision never invited me and when I went to the open houses, well, the folks weren't too inviting to outsiders.

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Don't really know anything about the Vision project, just know Mr. Ross. I like him but have no insight into what this group is or is not doing. My question was more tongue in cheek.

The fact is a determined group of people with a great idea organized to make it happen, can make more economic difference than "vision" by a committee.

years ago a family member from up north came here to a business conference for a week. It was at the Hilton downtown. Little did he know the first couple of days Dragon Con was here. From what he said, he had lots to report about Atlanta to his coworkers back home and it had nothing to do with what he learned at the conference. He hasn't been back since. We might never see him again unless we go visit him.

Look at this list below:

for the weekend?

Freaky people living here already, present company included. Plus, I just ran out of mints to put on the pillows. Dang it. Good idea, though, maybe next year.

How about you next weekend? I bet there will be a diva or two looking for a place to hang their boa.

The one good thing is the parade they put on Saturday am. I take Jackson annually, losts of genres and really good costumes lets the kids see all the fiction people without a $100 park ticket. And they keep it pretty PG. Its free but you have to open the Starbucks if you want curb seats. The end of the parade has about 100 storm troopers from Star Wars with their very own drum and Pipe band. Trooper armor on the top and kilts on the bottom.

at Dragon Con (in story from AJC) began his hour-long interaction with fans by stating how impressed he is at the growth of the Atlanta film industry (he was in Peachtree City a couple of years ago to appear in Drop Dead Diva).

"What a beautiful part of the world.. and all of these film studios," he said. You're not going to be able to swing a cat without hitting an actor."

Now that is funny.

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