Health Happenings

• “Tasting for the Ta-Tas” is a food and wine tasting event, hosted by the Pink Ladies, scheduled for Friday, September 27 at Newnan Country Club, 1356 U.S. Hwy. 29 North, Newnan. The event will include raffles, door prizes and drink specials. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. in room 1919. Food and wine tasting begins at 7 p.m. From 6 to 9 p.m. live music will be performed by Musicology’s Doug Kees & Tim Shepard of Sweet Grass Sally. A silent auction runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $29.95 per person to attend and includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a door prize. All proceeds benefit It’s the Journey and money raised in Georgia stays in Georgia. For info, email . • Biblical Counseling Training will be offered by Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg with classes covering a practical theology of biblical counseling and a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Option one meets 7 to 9 p.m. beginning August 26 and meeting Mondays through December 9, then January 6 - April 28. Option two meets 9 to 1 p.m. two Saturdays a month beginning September 7 and continuing until December 7, then January 4 tp April 19. Details: call the church at 770-252-8244.

• Kidney Smart — Piedmont Newnan Hospital and a local dialysis group are working to raise education on kidney disease. Classes are held monthly on second Wednesdays. Class meets on the bottom floor of Piedmont Newnan next to the cafeteria at 4:30 p.m. The class is free and materials are sent home with the recipient. A fourth-shift/ professional shift will be available, allowing dialysis patients to free up the day. Also, Urgent Start is a program regarding unexpected kidney failure. In an attempt to avoid dialysis in the center and return the patient home instead, by beginning an alternate modality. Go to, “classes near you,” to register for upcoming classes. Call Cassandra Carson at 770-304-5850.

• The North Face Endurance Challenge — On September 28 and 29 at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, The North Face Endurance Challenge will bring a test for trail runners. There event will feature music, refreshments and food, free samples, product trials, demonstrations and raffle prizes from The North Face, GORE-TEX and more. The race is from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. The fee is $5 parking. Call 706-663-4858 for more info.

• Prevent Child Abuse Coweta’s October meeting will welcome ideas to the organization. Regular membership will be planning events for PCAC and their efforts provide perfect timing for input. Planning efforts kick off with the PCAC Fall Planning Lunch Meeting October 3 at noon at the Rutledge Center on Hospital Road, Newnan. For more info and to register for the lunch meeting contact Susan Ebersbach at or call 770-652-7625.

• Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Memorial Bike Ride — The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will host a bicycle ride in Moreland October 6 at 8 a.m. The ride begins at the Moreland Mill with ride lengths optional (12, 25, 62 and 100 mile rides). Registration for individuals is $28, $75 for families. Signing up on-site on the day of the event will increase registration fee to $35. Lunch is included at the end of the race to every rider. Rest stops, refreshments and bike repair vehicles are available. For more info, email Nelda at or Linda at

• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church on Greenville Street in Newnan on second Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Meetings are in the Gathering Room in the main building. Caregivers are welcome. Details: Herman Fletcher, 770-251-1687.

• Cancer Support Group meetings are held at First Baptist Church in Newnan. The church is at 15 West Washington St.; meetings are in Room 129C. Programs focus on cancer and the needs of Coweta’s cancer patients and feature Rev. Dan Dixon, pastor of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church in Turin. All meetings are planned to include time for sharing, questions and conversation along with refreshments and fellowship. Details: Annie Joe Berkowitz at 770-252-0894 or Katie Jackson at 770-502-9097.Group also operates a Durable Medical Equipment program. Items may be donated or obtained by calling John and Nancy Weinig at 770-502-1835.

• Spina Bifida Association of Georgia holds SBAG's Walk-N-Roll Oct. 6 at Georgia Tech's campus in Atlanta. For details check at .

• Heart Healthy Class is held on the last Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Heart Institute on 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg in third floor conference room. Register with cardiac rehab office, 678-854-2970.

• Scleroderma Support Group — Meets every other month. Bridge Community Center, 208 Willow Bend Rd., Peachtree City. Details: Richard or Barbara Moore, 770-252-1633.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group — Meets first Thursdays, 10 a.m., Wesley Woods of Newnan, 2280 Hwy. 29 N. Details: Beth Lever, 770-683-6833.

• Celiac Disease Support Group — Meets second Saturdays, 1 p.m., Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Poplar Road, Bistro Conference Room, 0-019. Details: Bill Becker, 770-683-2613 or Chapter of Celiac Sprue Association/ USA.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group — Meets third Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Savannah Court, 27 Belt Rd., Newnan. Details: Ellie Farrington, 770-253-4402.

• Lupus Support Group — Meets monthly at Country Inn and Suites, 1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E. First Mondays, 7 p.m. Details: Regina Olmstead, 404-550-5263.

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly — Meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 958 Summers-McKoy Rd., Newnan. First meeting free, annual dues $28.

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly — Thomas Crossroads Area. Meets Mondays with weigh-in 6:15 p.m., meeting to follow. Community Christian Church, 1717 Hwy. 154, Sharpsburg. Details, Ruth, 770-254-8913.

• Al-Anon Meetings — Mondays 7:30 p.m. Community Christian Church, Highway 154 at Lower Fayetteville. Details: Barbara, 678-876-0102.

• Diabetes Support Group at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Poplar Road, Newnan. Meets second Tuesday, every other month, 2-3 p.m.

• Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group meets second Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 112 of Crossroads Church on Hwy 154 in Newnan. Meeting is free and open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Details: Lynn and Nancy Bradley, facilitators, at 770-251-6216.

• East Coweta Cancer Support Group — Meets 2 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call Ivie Bowman at 770-599-3245. Email: . Meets at Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge & Seavy Streets. Emphasis is also placed upon the role of the caregiver in support of the patient and family members.

• Narcotics Anonymous — Meets Monday-Thursday 6 p.m., Fridays 7 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 p.m., 9 Perry St., Newnan Club. Details: 678-758-3552.

• Multiple Sclerosis Support Group — Meets second Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Heatherwood Baptist Church, 721 Shenandoah Blvd., Newnan. Details: 770-502-1984.

• Alcoholics Anonymous — Meetings at Newnan Presbyterian, St. Paul’s, Ramah Baptist, Turin UMC, Senoia UMC, Grantville Baptist, and at 9 Perry St. in Newnan. For details and meeting times, call Chris, 770-842-4519.

• La Leche of Newnan — Mother to mother breastfeeding support offered. Call Lara McCarthy, 678-423-9881.

• Amputee Support Group Meeting — Details: 770-583-2158.

• Stroke Support Group — Meets third Thursdays, 4 p.m., Center for Therapeutic Recreation. Roosevelt Institute, Warm Springs. Details: 706-655-5658.

• Overeaters Anonymous — St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church, Peachtree City, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Details: Barbara, 770-502-1358.

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