Monday, March 31, 2008

Fayette Senior Services April Class Schedule

LINE DANCE
Kick up your heals with instructor Eddie Huffman. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Beginners and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for Intermediate. $15 a month for 1 session per week/Center members. $20 per month/non-members. Register in advance or at the door. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

BEGINNING KNITTING
Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning April 4. Join instructor Janet Kent in our spacious and cozy lobby and learn knitting basics such as cast on, knit, purl and cast off. It’s a wonderful way to relax and begin to knit fun items for yourself and others. $20 for 2 one-hour sessions for Center members. $25/non-members. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

KNITTED SOCK CLASS
Friday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting April 4. One of the most popular items to knit is a sock. Socks are cool and really easy to make…at least with great instructions from Janet Kent. $45 for 3 one-hour sessions for Center members. $50/non-members. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

The Art of Stamping
April 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn various stamping techniques that can be used to create beautiful cards, gifts and home decorations from expert stamper, Diane Glenn. 4 one-hour sessions $30 Center members. $35/non-members. Additional $16 supply fee due at first class. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Effective Written Communication Skills
April 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 4 one-hour sessions with instructor, Carol Lunsford. This four-week course includes: Writing Your Message with Style; Using Your Voice Effectively; Body Language Helps; and Showing What You Mean (effective use of gestures). Sessions may be purchased individually for $15 each session for Center members. $20/non-members or all four sessions for $40 members/$45 non-members. Class Limit: 5. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Scrapbook 101
April 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn everything you need to know about the fastest growing craft craze. Scrapbooking is not only fun and relaxing, but it also helps you to create wonderful pieces of a family legacy. Instructor Clair Culbreth will give you the A to Z on how to get all those pictures you’ve got stored in shoe boxes into beautiful and safe albums. 4 one-hour sessions $20 Center members. $25/non-members. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Instructor: Donna Humble. 8 sessions for $45 Center members. $50/non-members. Learn this beautiful and relaxing exercise that builds strength, balance and coordination. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Genealogy
April 16 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Susan Sloan. Make this the year you fill in the branches on your family tree. Find out where to go to get information about ancestors, what to take with you and what kinds of information you will find. Subjects to be covered include vital records, census research, courthouse research and a field trip to NARA and the Georgia Archives. $100 for six 90-minute sessions. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Thirties Style String Quilt
April 17 from 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Expert instructor, Elizabeth Marshall, makes learning to sew or quilt lots of fun. Join her for this trendy quilt class and make yourself an heirloom. 5 three-hour sessions - $45 Center members. $50/non-members. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Beginning Sewing
April 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Instructor: Elizabeth Marshall. A fun and easy to learn the basics of sewing and more. 5 two-hour sessions - $30 Center members. $35/non-members. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Handcrafted Graduation Cards
April 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Make your graduate feel special with a handcrafted card. You will make and take these lovely creations with you the same day of the class. Instructor: Diane Glenn. $10 Center members. $15/non-members. Additional $5 supply fee due at first class. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Personal Journaling
April 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Instructor: Dr. James Hughey. Journal your way to a fuller and more empowered life with this class on personal journal writing. Whatever your reason for starting a personal journal, this class will help you start and sustain the process. Each one hour session is $5 for Center members. $7/non-members. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

OPEN ART STUDIO
Every Tuesday beginning April 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your current work-in-progress to this open art session with renowned local artist, Mr. D.D. Watson, who will instruct and assist in the acrylic medium. $20 for each 3-hour session for Center members. $25/non-members. Advanced registration required. Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Reality Climbing Rocks

Reality Climbing, an indoor rock climbing facility on the border of Peachtree City and Tyrone, sent sixteen climbers to the first of seven USA Climbing/Sport Climbing Series competitive events on Saturday, February 23.

Rock climbing is a sport of speed, strength, strategy, endurance, agility, and quick thinking! Ben Watson, an 8th grader at Rising Starr Middle School, says, “Climbing is a tough sport that requires both strength of mind and body.”

First place finishers from Reality included Michael LaCour and Jane Lu. Victoria White, a 3rd grader at Tyrone Elementary, and Grace Robertson placed second. Third place finishers include MasAnne Fulmer, a 4th grader at Peeples Elementary, Ben Watson, 8th grade at Rising Starr Middle School, and Michael White. A fourth place finish from Kevin McInturff and sixth place finishes from Billy Porter, a 3rd grader at Peeples Elementary, Julia Roberts, a 6th grader at Bennett’s Mill Middle School, and Tyler Jones, a 11th grader at McIntosh High School left Reality Climbing excited about their first competition of the season.

USA Climbing competitions are Red Point formats, which give climbing competitors points for successfully climbing a route to the top without using or weighting the gear or rope. Julia Roberts, a 6th grader at Bennett’s Mill Middle School, who is in one of the toughest categories of climbers this year, stated after the competition, “Climbing is so much fun! After three years, the one thing I have learned is patience and persistence do pay off!”

Additional participants included Madison Altman, Betsy McInturff, Hannah Montondo, Sammy Heine, and Andrew Nagy.

Photos on Fayette Front Page / Sports & Rec

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Calling all bargain hunters!

Visit over 50 yard sales in one location at the 7th Annual Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, April 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide yard sale will be held at the Activities House parking lot at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department holds community yard sales bi-annually (Spring and Fall). All vendors are local residents from Fayette and surrounding counties. Past sales have attracted bargain-hunters from Norcross to Macon, Locust Grove to Newnan, and everywhere in between. FREE admission and parking for all bargain hunters!

Expected items for sale include:
· Clothing (infant – adult), baby & early childhood items, and toys!
· Home interior d├ęcor, vintage collectibles, and photo prints!
· Sports equipment, tools, music, TV, videos, and electronics!
· Antiques, books, bags, baskets, furniture, and jewelry!
· Gourmet food products, kitchen tools, and household items!
· Plants, vegetables, lawnmowers, and garden items!
· Fayette County Humane Society booth with cat & dog items!
· Fayette County Special Olympics fundraiser!
· Food, drinks, and much more!

« The 7th Annual Spring Yard Sale is now FULL (all booths have been reserved). «
Call 770-716-4320 if you would like to be added to the waitlist and our email contact list for updates on the Harvest Yard Sale this fall.

The Harvest Yard Sale will feature a fundraising booth for the Fayette County Special Olympics. The goal of the Fayette County Special Olympics is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. When we achieve this goal through our sports program, we demonstrate that Special Olympics has a unique value: to show the world that every person counts and that every person can be something good when we work together.

Fayette County Special Olympics invests in people with intellectual disabilities, helping them to develop athletic skills, while also promoting the abilities of the athletes off the field. When our athletes succeed, attitudes change, the community develops, health and self-esteem are built, and the eyes of the world are focused on all that is good and hopeful and positive. Athletes gain skills for employment, learn independent living skills, form relationships and help others understand their extraordinary capabilities despite health issues they experience daily. Twenty-three different sports are offered on the state-level for athletes to experience; Fayette County actively participates in 18 of those sports - ranging from badminton, swimming, soccer and gymnastics. Our athletes range in age from 8 years old to 61 years old!

Only through volunteers are we able to fulfill our mission in serving our athletes and continue to grow. The volunteers are dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and services to the athletes and serve as certified coaches, event staff, unified sports partners and fundraisers. The continuing success of the organization depends on the ongoing support of the community.
You can help these athletes in the Fayette County Special Olympics in various ways; by volunteering, coaching, donating or sponsoring an athlete or event. For more information about the Harvest Yard Sale or Fayette County Special Olympics, please call the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department at 770-716-4320 or visit www.fayettecountyga.gov.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kiela Pagsisihan Places 6th in GISA Finals!

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School eighth grader, Kiela Pagsisihan, advanced on to the GISA (Georgia Independent Schools) spelling bee and placed 6th in the state finals.

Two hundred and fifty-four students participated in the GISA state spelling bee.

The competition included a written test, with the top twenty students advancing on to the oral competition.

Congratulations to Kiela!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

AARP Driver Safety Program

Fayette Senior Services will sponsor AARP’s 55 Alive Driver Safety Program classes on Tuesday, April 8 and Thursday April 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their new life enrichment center located at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). The AARP Driver Safety Program is an 8-hour classroom refresher that can help you learn the effects of aging on driving and how you can adjust your driving. Classes are taught in two, four-hour sessions spanning the two days. The cost is $10 and covers the Driver Safety Program Certificate and all class materials.

“There are five very good reasons for drivers who are age 50 and better to take advantage of the Driver Safety Program” says Fayette Senior Services program manager, Susan Landais. Participants can:

1. Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road and much more in this 8-hour course.
2. Find out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
3. Get an INSURANCE DISCOUNT from auto insurance companies who operate in the state of Georgia.
4. Relax. There are no tests.
5. Find out why millions of people over 50 have taken advantage of this valuable course.

Course instructor, Col. John A. Milani states “I have driven over three million miles as a commercial driver. Even with that record behind me, I have to keep an open mind and learn new things. The Driver Safety Program taught me a lot about normal age related changes that I didn’t realize. I know I’m a better driver for it.” Col. John also emphasizes that participants will learn critical safety information such as:

How to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time
How to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of-way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots
What to do if confronted by an aggressive driver
When to use a car phone
How medications may affect driving
How to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts
How to assess one’s own and others’ abilities via a “Personal Driving Capability Index.”

To register for the course, contact Fayette Senior Services at 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org for more information.
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Kindergarten Registration Day, Fayette County, GA

Parents with children entering kindergarten for the 2008-2009 school year can register their students at their schools of attendance on March 27.

All county elementary schools will register students from 9-11a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Students attending Inman Elementary will register at East Fayette Elementary. Kindergarteners entering Fayette schools after March 27 will register at the Welcome Center located at the LaFayette Educational Center in Fayetteville.

Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2008 to register for kindergarten. To verify a child’s school of attendance, contact the Welcome Center, 770-460-3990, ext. 450.

Parents must bring the following documentation to registration:

1. Proof of Residency

a. Homeowners: A current residential property tax statement (if there is not a tax bill, then the purchasing/closing information for the residence can be used). The record must include the name of the parent/guardian, a current electric or gas utility bill/initiation of utility service and a photo ID.

b. Renters: A current lease or rental agreement consisting of the written evidence that the agreement is valid. The record must include the name of the parent/guardian, a current gas or electric bill/initiation of utility service and a photo ID.

c. Non-Renters or Occupants of another person's home/residence: A designated Fayette County Schools Property Affidavit signed by the parent/guardian, as well as by the home's occupants and the property owner. The record must include the name of the parent/guardian, the student(s) being enrolled and a photo ID. The property owner must also provide the documents noted above. If help is required, please call Residency Officer Arlene Law at 770-460-3990, ext.221.

2. Copy of Birth Certificate

Birth certificates with the biological parents noted can be obtained from the Georgia Department of Human Resources Vital Records at 404-679-4701. Birth certificates for children born in other states can be obtained by contacting the Vital Records Department within that state (hospital certificates are not acceptable).

3. Immunization Certificate

A current and completed Georgia Department of Human Resources Form 3231 is required by state law showing immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B and varicella. This form may be obtained by taking the current immunization record to the Fayette County Health Department or a Georgia physician.

4. Certificate of Ear, Eye and Dental Examination

A current (within one year of school entry) and complete Georgia Department of Human Resources form 3300 (ear, eye and dental exam) is required by state law. This form is available from the Fayette County Health Department or from a private physician.

5. Social Security Card

6. Student Emergency Contact Information

This includes emergency contact names as well as physicians and dentist names and telephone numbers.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Lightning Wins Tournament!

Photo:

Coach Tim Fevella with (L - R, back row) Rachel Morley, Ansley Queen, Bella Millians, Brook Colangelo, Meg Everritt, (front) Alyssa Taylor, Alyssa Jordan, Madison McPeters, Haidyn Ogg, Conli Schwartz.

The U-10 Girls Lightning Team of Fayetteville, under the direction of Coach Tim Fevella, won their first tournament of 2008 at the NASA Icebreaker tournament in February in Atlanta.
Congratulations to Coach Fevella and the fantastic U-10 Girls Lightning Team!