Health Happenings

• Decision-making tools for Medicare plans has been offered in three sessions at First Baptist Church, 15 West Washington St., Newnan. Sessions designed to show Medicare options for recipients. Last meeting is Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call Gregory Coleman at 404-246-6252.

• Summit Family YMCA is gearing up for Winter Basketball Season. Registration open through Nov. 22. Ages 4-15. Scholarships available. Details: Summit YMCA, Highway 34 East, Newnan, 770-254-9622.

• Prostate Cancer Information Group meets Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building Third Floor, Fayetteville, Ga. Program includes a series of short videos on PROVENGE®, an FDA approved treatment. Open discussion. Men (and partners) encouraged to attend. Details: Jim O'Hara, 770-632-2898.

• Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Turner Field is 9 a.m. Dec. 7. Haley’s Heros, led by Mapp family, runs in 5k event against arthritis. Wear a holiday-themed costume, with jingle bells tied to your shoelaces in order to raise money for the nation’s leading cause of disability. Register at www.jbrwatlanta.kintera.org/carriemapp to be a part of Haley’s Heros.

• Race Away from Domestic Violence - 5K race at Ashley Park shopping center is Dec. 7. Begins and ends in front of Belk department store; door prizes and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Community Welcome House. Details: www.communitywelcomehouse.org .

• Heart Healthy Class — Held last Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Piedmont Heart Institute, 20 Francis Way, Sharpsburg, 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 billbecker@numail.org. 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.



More Close Up

The Power of Community

14th annual cookout held in Grantville

Grantville showed the power of community recently with its 14th annual cookout. On Aug. 16, the Ladies and Gentlemen of Grantville, the host ... Read More


Stanley Tate on Birds

Fall migration has started

Late summer is a restless time for birds. As the days get shorter, they are beginning to eat with fervor, anticipating the task before them. ... Read More


Military Notes

Collins completes leader course at Ft. Knox Bradley Collins, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at New York University, B ... Read More


Focus on the Family with Jim Daly

Teen’s use of marijuana causes tension in family

(Editor’s note: This column originally was published in Aug. 2013.) Q: What can we do about our teen's use of marijuana? When we confr ... Read More


Weekender: See & Do

• Southern Ground Social Club, 18 Main St., Senoia, Fri., Aug. 29, features a southern belle singer-songwriter who performs soul in Dan ... Read More

Movie Review

‘The November Man’: Neeson’s safe, this is no ‘Taken'

Bang! You’re dead. Bang! You’re dead too. Bop! Another one knocked cold. Car chase. Bang! Bang! Bang! Another three dead. Foot c ... Read More