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County employee artwork display is first in new gallery

Sharon Kolbuss

Coweta County will begin featuring artwork in the main entrance of the Administration Building on Feb. 2.

The display will be known as Coweta Arts and will begin by featuring the work of county employees who are also artists. The gallery will be opened to community artists at a later day.

The inaugural showing features artist Sharon Kolbuss who has worked in the Probate Court since September 2014.

She works with pen and ink and her works feature stippling, or pointillism, and crosshatching.

A rose by any other name would still need pruning

Learn how to prune with experts

The South Metro Rose Society, a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, is hosting its annual rose pruning clinic in February and inviting the public to attend free of charge.

The workshop is set for Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Bank rose garden, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. In case of rain, the workshop will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m.

Attendees will gain valuable hands-on experience in rose pruning as well as answers to any rose-growing questions. Read More»

'Pajama Game' auditions are Jan. 27, Feb. 1

Performances set for May

Auditions for The Georgia Singers’ performance of “The Pajama Games” is Jan. 27 and Feb. 1.

Those auditioning should be ready to sing about 60 seconds of a Broadway song with accompaniment. A speaker for phones, MP3 players and CDs will be provided.

Also included is a short, movement audition and a cold read from the script.

Auditions are at the Peachtree City School of Dance, 113 Peachtree Court in Fayetteville, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 1.

The show will be performed on May 15 at 7 p.m. and May 16 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More»

Run for angels in Newnan

Proceeds benefit children's shelter

Newnan's annual “Run for Angels and Chicken Q” is scheduled for Feb.7 with the run beginning at 8 a.m. and the eating at 11 a.m.

The fun begins and ends in historic downtown Newnan on Greenville Street between Salbide Avenue and Savannah Street.

The 13th Annual 5K/10K road race and one mile fun run will benefit Angel’s House, a temporary shelter for children in Coweta County who are awaiting placement in foster homes.

The 5K and 10K courses are certified as Peachtree Road Race qualifiers. Prizes will be awarded to the “Best Wings” themed costumed child, adult and group. Read More»

Sandy Creek Chamber Choir to perform at Spivey Hall

A free High School Choral Festival that includes students from Fayette County is being presented by the Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music at the renowned Spivey Hall.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.

The festival will combine four area high school ensembles -- Fayette County's Sandy Creek High School Chamber Choir, Tri Cities High School Concert Chorale, Osbourne High Chamber Singers and the Spalding High School Chorus -- along with the Clayton State University Chorale. Read More»

Fayette gets own chess tournament

Open to all ages and skill levels

Chess enthusiasts aren’t likely to find a “patzer” in Fayette County’s new tournament even though it is open to all ages and players of all skill levels.

The new tournament is the brainchild of Inman Elementary School teacher and school Chess Club sponsor Charlie Harper, who is no patzer, as poor players are called in chess terminology.

The tournament will take place Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Inman. Read More»

New board for master gardeners

Master Gardener Board

The Fayette Master Gardener Association recently introduced its newly elected board members.

The 2015 Board includes (Left to Right) Fluff Winship (corresponding secretary), Don Adkins (president-elect), Myriam Cousin (president), Art Ayers (treasurer), and Ellen O'Neill (recording secretary).

The association is comprised of master gardeners whose mission is to provide unbiased horticultural information through volunteer community service and educational gardening projects.

'Hairspray Jr.' brings big hair, rock and roll to the stage

Hairspray Jr. cast members

Story is about acceptance, change, young love

The 1960's will come alive this month at the Fayetteville Train Depot when A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions brings the musical “Hairspray Jr.” to the stage.

A cast of 23 will dance, sing and inspire the audience during this truly uplifting story of acceptance, change, young love and of course, big hair.

"This is one fun and energetic show, for sure," Director Tammy Barton said. "It takes us on a journey of racial misunderstandings and prejudices that were so prevalent in the early 1960's and tackles these important issues with music, heart and plenty of humor.” Read More»

'Welcome to Senoia' video is ready for public

Features city's quaint offerings

The Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is debuting a new video called “Welcome to Senoia” that features the city’s past and present and highlights the city’s offerings.

With its quaint shops, delicious cuisine, historic buildings, and filming locations for dozens of movies and television shows, the community has something to interest both residents and visitors. Read More»

Things to Do-Jan.24-Jan.31

January

January 24

The Peachtree City Kiwanis Club is having the 24th annual Kiwanis all you can eat pancake breakfast todayy at McIntosh High. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is the winter social event of the year with great fellowship for the adults and face painting, clowns, and the DARE team to entertain the kids. The cost is $7 in advance and $8 at the door and kids under 4 are free. All the proceeds go to youth activities andprograms in Fayette County.

January 26
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