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Things to do-Nov.7-Dec.10

November 7

Fayette County Retired Educators meets today, Nov.7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center (gym). This is our Scholarship Auction meeting to raise money for a high school senior from one of Fayette County’s schools. FCREA annually gives a $1,500 scholarship to an aspiring educator. The program will feature auctioneer Patty Brown from The Red Belly Rooster Auction House here in Fayetteville. Bring a gift to be auctioned and have fun with us. Fayette County is home to over 1,300 retired educators, and all are welcome to attend our local meetings. Our group welcomes all administrators, teachers, parapros and others who receive their retirement from Teachers Retirement System of Georgia. Retired educators from other counties are also welcome.

Coweta County and its municipalities are developing an update to the Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan and will be holding an open house to receive citizen input today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds located at 275 Pine Road in Newnan.

The 2014 Relay for Life of Fayette County will kick off at a meeting today rom 6 to 8 p.m. at Flat Creek Country Club in  Peachtree City. For more information about the 2014 Relay for Life of Fayette County or to join Piedmont Fayette’s Relay for Life team, visit .

Diabetes: Successfully Managing the Holidays is today from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1279 Building, Third Floor, Conference Room C. Healthy refreshments provided
 The presenter is Ellen Poindexter, RN, BSN, CDE, Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The rapidly approaching holiday season can present lots of challenges when it comes to maintaining proper nutrition.  Join us for an informative presentation with diabetes expert Ellen Poindexter and get some healthy tips on how to deal with holiday parties, family gatherings and workplace luncheons. Registration is required. Call 770-461-0813. Sponsored by Somerby of Peachtree City  and Mrs.  Adele Andrews.

November 9

Holy Trinity Annual Craft Bazaar is today from 9 a.m.  to 6 p.m.
A huge selection of handmade crafts including jewelry, wood working, Christmas decorations and many gift ideas. Food will include homemade tamales, chili, nachos and a variety of baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Catholic Heart Work Camp Mission Trip in June, 2014. For more information contact 770-616-9292.

Noel November is today at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City.
The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and evening auctions  are from 6 p.m. to 10:30 pm
Visit for more info & tickets
Evening tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Saddle up for St. Jude with Fayette County 4-H! Jointhe club for a day of trail riding, fun, and food, all for a good cause!  Fayette County 4-H Horse Club is hosting a trail ride benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital  today at Cedar Ridge Ranch on 5668 Gordon Road, Senoia.  Trail ride is followed by lunch and a fun show.  Cost is $20 for trail ride and fun show is $20 per rider or $3 per class, cash or checks made out to Fayette County 4-H.  Trail ride begins at 9:30 a.m. and lunches are sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information contact Fayette County Cooperative Extension at 770-305-5412 or visit

Fall 2013 Tellabration is today from 3 p.m. to  5 p.m.  at the Peachtree City Library, Floy Farr Room. The friends of Peachtree City Library will sponsor the Southern Crescent Storyteller’s Tellabration of stories for all ages. Dedicated to the advancement of children’s literary, this group of storytellers will enthrall you with Native American tales and displays through with three generations of storytellers accompanied by an American Sign language interpreter.  The event is FREE and you can find out more about the group and this event by visiting and www.

Braelinn Elementary Fun Run  is today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 5 K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk. For more information, call 770-631-5410.

Veterans of the Vietnam War will be recognized at Peachtree City’s 2013 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing. The program will be held during the flying museum’s third annual Veterans Day Open House from 9 a.m.-noon. The open house and program is free to the public.
The open house will begin at 9 a.m. with tours of the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility museum and workshop where aircraft are restored and maintained.  Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions regarding current projects and education exhibits.  A variety of vintage military vehicles and aircraft will be on display including the CAF Dixie Wing’s World War II and Korean War warbirds and the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Viet Nam War-era helicopters.  Rides will be available for purchase in several aircraft.
Bombshells United and Music Alive, Peachtree City’s Official Ambassadors of Song, will perform classics from the 1960s and patriotic songs beginning at 10 a.m.. At 11 a.m., Maj Gen George Harrison, USAF, Ret. will serve as Master of Ceremonies for Peachtree City’s Veterans Day Observance.  Guest Speakers include Viet Nam War veterans Maj Gen Robert B. Patterson, USAF, Ret. and LTC Cliff Stern, U.S. Army, Ret.  Patterson was an AC-130 aircraft commander, while Stern was a UH-1 Huey helicopter pilot.

November 10

The public is invited to attend a 2nd annual  Art Exhibit today  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m at Ben’s Antiques & Market (the old Hobby Lobby Location in Fayetteville,.  Admission is free and there will be an opportunity to win an original painting .  For more information call Claudette Neal, 678-516-6895.

Darkside foot race is today from  7:30 a.m.  to 3 p.m. Peachtree City. Luther Glass Park. 50K (31-mile) and 25 K (15.5-mile) foot race on a 5.2 mile loop.  For information, call 404-547-6455.

November 11

American Legion Fayette County Post 105 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 meets today at the Log Cabin in 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

A Veterans’ Day celebration is today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fayette Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive. Calling all Veterans, family and friends of Veterans, and Patriots alike to join this celebration as we honor the men and women who have served and who are still serving our country. This Veteran’s Day, come and listen as Veterans of different wars share their stories and enjoy songs of Patriotism. This is a celebration worth writing home about. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 770-461-0813 or email (include name, phone number and event title). FSS members and non-members welcome.

November 12

 The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9949 Peachtree City meets at 7 p.m. at Glendalough Manor 200 Glendalough Court Dogwood Trail in Tyrone.  Qualified veterans call Jim Ryan 770-631-3417

November 13

What’s New in Healthcare Today? is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1279 Building, Third Floor, Conference Room C. Light refreshments ptovided
 Presenters:  James Sams, M.D., Piedmont Clinic chief medical officer and co-medical director of Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans; Davette Taylor-Harris, Georgia Cares Expert
 With all the changes in our medical environment it’s more important than ever to make educated decisions about your healthcare.  Join us as Dr. James Sams presents timely information to help you understand the current challenges facing healthcare providers and the impact on older adults who access services. Davette Taylor-Harris, certified Medicare expert with Georgia Cares will give a Medicare update and offer valuable tips on managing your options. Registration is required. Call Susan Gordon at 770-719-7214.

November 14

The Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m at the Justice Center in Fayetteville.  The guest speaker will be Jim Pace, founder and CEO of Group VI Corp. in Peachtree City.  He will share with us how the Pinewood Atlanta Studio Project is coming along.  The project consists of a 288 acre full service film and entertainment studio complex comprised of five sound stages, production offices, workshops, and service providers in Fayette County.  Upon completion, the development will become a world-class studio for the production of film, television, music, and video games.  All interested Republican women, family, and friends are welcome.  Soup, sandwich and a beverage will be offered for a small donation.  For more information, please contact Denise Ognio,, Debby Dickinson, /404-376-4132 or visit

November 15

Hospice Advantage and the Hospice Angel Foundation presents “An Evening With Angels” to raise support for hospice patients and their families. The event  is at 6:30 p.m. at the  Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. The event includes dinner, dancing to  Where’s Charlie ?, a silent auction and much more. Tickets will go on sale October 6. For more information contact Mary Graybeal at 678-817-4180 or by email at

November 16

“Freedom Under Fire,” an educational lecture exposing the constitutional crisis facing U.S. citizens is today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Educational Center in Newnan.
Join former CIA officer and counter terrorism expert, Kevin Shipp, as he reveals what he’s uncovered as the secret abuses of the White House Administration, CIA, FBI, IRS and the NSA.
As an expert on counter terrorism, Shipp addressed the Benghazi Citizen’s Commission on Sept. 16. He has appeared on TV and radio talk shows and spoken at numerous Southeastern events. For information about Kevin Shipp go to: Candidates for the U.S. Senate and a Ga. Gubernatorial candidate will be there.

Open to the public. Sponsored by the Fayette and Coweta GOP.
Discounted advance tickets ordered before November 12 are $10. Tickets purchased at the door at $15. Seating is limited. To reserve your seats online go to our secure website: or mail your check to Fayette County Republican Party, P.O. Box 1059, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214.

November 29

Mingle with Kringle is today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come to downtown Newnan to celebrate the arrival of Santa to historic Newnan and witness the lighting of the Christmas tree.


December 5

O Christmas Tea -  The Business Woman of Fayette and Coweta  will be having their annual event benefiting Community Welcome House, a safe haven from domestic violence. The tea is today at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City starting at 6:30 p.m.   This year there will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $80 each.  Reserve by November 22 at  or mail check to BWFC Christmas Tea, P.O. Box 692, Senoia, Ga  30276.  Questions?  Call Ellie White-Stevens at 770-301-8706.

Community leaders, local artists and some hard working volunteers are coming together today to host the 7th Annual Chair-ity Event, a fundraiser for abused children living in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City.  This popular event will be held in the ballroom at The Dolce Atlanta, on Aberdeen Parkway in Peachtree City. Tickets are $25 in advance, includes your food and drinks, and automatically enters you in a drawing to win a golf cart. Dress is business casual. New this year, The Rick Massengale Jazz Trio will provide musical entertainment, and a Winter Wonderland theme will help make the night magical.  Drop In from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30pm and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments served butler style, and shop for that special someone on your holiday list. An impressive silent auction will include getaway trips, collectors items, signed guitars, sports memorabelia, themed baskets and many other items donated by the business community.  Artists and the kids living in the cottages at The Children’s Village are hand crafting unique, one of a kind painted chairs which will be the highlight of the auction. Tickets are limited and are expected to sell out.  Access to get yours today. For more on the event, sponsorship opportunities or info about The Children’s Village, call Heidi Becker, Director of Marketing & Development at 770-703-2636.

December 7
The downtown Christmas parade, tree lighting and carriage rides are today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Fayetteville. The 4th Annual Downtown Christmas parade begins at 5 p.m., followed by a  tree lighting. While at the event, you can enjoy making old-fashioned Christmas ornaments, warm up with free hot cocoa and popcorn and take a free carriage ride with Santa.  For more information, call 770-719-4173 or email

December 10

A holiday auction and dinner is today at 6:30 p.m., at Paris in a Teacup, Sharpsburg. The McIntosh Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is hosting this holiday fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the organization’s annual scholarship program. For tickets, email Maria Cannon at



tomorrow starting at about 1PM. Down in Williamson. See their program details below (click on link and scroll down the page to see the times of events)

Never knew about this place. Will have to take a trip one day.

There are many small airports I'd like to visit. I pass a dirt runway in Palmetto each week with some small aircraft parked but can't tell if the runway is still active. Anyone know?

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Yeah, believe it or not, it is according to the FAA as of October 2013, though you can't really tell by the couple of rusty planes sitting around that haven't moved in a decade or so.

I drive by every sat on the way to horseback riding and always look for movement.

Would really enjoy showing the kids a takeoff and landing on a dirt runway.

If any of you pilots want to show off one Sat, around 1 pm, I can guarantee you an audience.

I think it is grass, but close. Down at Peachstate Aerodrome, you can take your family into Barnstormers Grill (right there) to have a snack or meal. Get a booth in front of the big windows and you will have a view of the airstrip. In nice weather, you could sit outside on their patio and watch. The private planes park on the grass within walking distance of the patio and you can walk over and look (don't touch) the planes that are parked there at any given time. Pick a day when there is good weather to go, of course, or no planes will be there.

Ron Alexander, who owns the DC-3, (read about it and him on the website I attached in my last post), parks it now at Falcon Field next to the terminal. He has plans to build an additional hangar at Peachstate that will house the DC 3 among other planes.

The movie "42" (about Jackie Robinson) was partly filmed on the runway at Falcon Field, and Harrison Ford filmed a scene or two coming on/off the DC 3 out there. Ron piloted the plane, in the movie, too. Ron also offers bi-plane rides at Peachstate.

If you take the family, it's 23 quiet country miles from here. Let them go thru the museum there in the hangar. There is no charge, there is a donation box at the door. The kids will have a blast.

Here is Barnstormer's website, click on Menu on the right. It is attached to the hangar museum.

Cy, I am sure, will get a kick out of what I don't know here.

Dont know about now, but back in the 70's they ran a weekend drag-strip there, Saturday night if I remember correctly. Used to take a '71 Mustang down and run it. Back then we came down from Cobb Co. to run so it was in the sticks to us.

Guess no Shelby engine?

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