Health Happenings

• Decision-making tools for Medicare plans is offered in three sessions at First Baptist Church, 15 West Washington St. Designed to show Medicare options for recipients. 10 a.m. to noon: Nov. 14 and Nov. 20. Register: 404-246-6252.

• BBQ and Karaoke fundraiser, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nov 14 at Cambridge House Adult Day Care in support of individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss disabilities. BBQ starts 11 a.m. for takeout orders at $10 a plate. Games and Karaoke, 6 p.m. Cambridge House, on HWY 154 near Thomas Crossroads. Details and vendor inquiries: 678-423-8700.

• Cancer Support Group meets at First Baptist Church in Newnan second Wednesdays. Nov. 13, 10 a.m. 15 West Washington Street, Room 129C. Programs focus on cancer and needs of cancer patients. Guests welcome.

• Native American Pow Wow — Hearts that Meet Pow Wow to benefit scoliosis Nov. 16, at Coweta County Fairgrounds. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission $2. Native American arts and crafts, food, singing, dancing, face painting and raffles. Details: heartsthatmeet@hotmail.com.

• Summit Family YMCA Winter Basketball Season. Registration open until Nov. 22. Ages 4-15. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Apply for a scholarship and join. Details: 770-254-9622.

• Prostate Cancer Information Group meets Nov. 26, 7 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Third Floor, 1267 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, Ga. Men (and their partners) with concerns about prostate cancer encouraged to attend. Details: 770-632-2898.

• Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Turner Field. On Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. join Haley’s Heros, led by Newnan’s Mapp family, in a 5k run against arthritis. Wear a holiday-themed costume, with jingle bells tied to your shoelaces to raise money. Register www.jbrwatlanta.kintera.org/carriemapp to be a part of Haley’s Heros.

• Race Away from Domestic Violence - 5K race at Ashley Park Dec. 7. Begins and ends at Belk department store. Proceeds benefit Community Welcome House. Details: www.communitywelcomehouse.org .

• Biblical Counseling Training — Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg offering two sessions. Practical theology and practical methodology of biblical counseling. Option one 7-9 p.m. on Mondays through Dec. 9, and Jan. 6 - April 28. Option two 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. two Saturdays a month through Dec. 7 and Jan. 4 - April 19. Details: 770-252-8244.

• Prevent Child Abuse Coweta meets at noon first Thursdays at Rutledge Center on Hospital Road. This is a working lunch-hour meeting, and attendees are welcome to bring lunch. To educate about child abuse in Coweta. Details: sebersbach@numail.org or 770-652-7625.

• Kidney Smart — classes monthly second Wednesdays at Piedmont Newnan, Poplar Road, at 4:30 p.m. One-hour class is free including materials. Professional shift available for dialysis patients. Interested patients go to www.kidneysmart.org under “classes near you” to register. Classes offered across Georgia. Details 770-304-5850.

• Women with Depression — Open discussion, prayer, and continued support for women with depression. Meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Crossroads Church, 2564 Hwy. 154. Details: http://crossroadsnewnan.org .

• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church on Greenville Street in Newnan, second Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Meetings are in the Gathering Room. Caregivers welcome. Details: Call First United Methodist Church, 770-253-7400.



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