Health Happenings

• Gentle Yoga at Newnan Carnegie Library Thursdays June 12 and 26 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Free with advanced registration. Instructor Yvette Monet Limited equipment provided. Details: 770-683-1347 or www.newnancarnegie.com .

• Coweta County Farmer’s Market in coordination with Main Street Newnan June 11, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, East Broad Street.

• Soles for Cole 5K charity run for Cole Croteau, 8 a.m. June 21 at Ashley Park to raise money for medical costs related to Cystic Fibrosis. Donations: Cole’s Commanders Christian Cullen, 50 Northcrest Dr., Newnan, GA 30265. Details: 678-850-7043.

• Senior Friends Sponsored by Piedmont Newnan Hospital meets 10:30 - 12:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at Coweta Fairgrounds. Includes hot meal for $7. Meal reservations: 770-400-2374. Annual membership: $15 single, or $25 per couple. Details: 770-400-2374.

• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church second Tuesdays 3:45 p.m. Caregivers welcome. Details: 770-253-7400. Next: July 8.

• Heart Healthy Class monthly last Tuesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Piedmont Heart Institute, Sharpsburg. Register: 678-854-2970.

• Scleroderma Support Group meets bimonthly. Bridge Community Center, Peachtree City. Details: Richard or Barbara Moore, 770-252-1633.

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

• Celiac Disease Support Group second Saturdays, 1 p.m., Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Details: Bill Becker, 770-683-2613 or billbecker@numail.org.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group meets third Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Savannah Court, 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 – 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; 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.

• Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group – Meets second Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Crossroads Church, Hwy 154 Campus, Newnan. Free and open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Details: Lynn and Nancy Bradley 770-251-6216.



More Close Up

Most American Thickburger

This week I reached out for -- unbuckle your belts, fellas -- a Most American Thickburger at the Carl's Jr./Hardee's conspiracy, with 3,500 ... Read More


Grilling With Heart

As you prepare your favorite marinades, remember that not all cooking oils are created equal. But good-for-you grilling can be as easy as us ... Read More


Registration for Luthersville summer program Saturday

Summer Focus Camp is returning to Luthersville this summer – marking eight years for the summer day camp program. Summer Focus will ag ... Read More


Walk with a podiatrist event Saturday

With one-quarter of the body’s bones in the foot, podiatry is especially important when it comes to bone and tendon health. Dr. Joseph ... Read More


Cure for cancer? Not quite

In March, specials on “60 Minutes” and HBO gave compelling evidence that cancer was on the verge of being cured. The treatment s ... Read More

New procedure leads to speedy double hip replacement recovery

Waiting turned out to be the best thing Russell “Rusty” Miller could have done. Miller, a resident of Sharpsburg, walked into Or ... Read More