This Weekend (Dec. 7-8-9): Things to do in-and-around Coweta County

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The holiday season continues here in Coweta County and surrounding areas as many seasonal events dot the weekend’s calendar

Tonight, highlights include the Newnan Christmas Tour of Homes, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s Christmas Open House, Cornerstone UMC’s Drive-Thru Nativity and a sunset hike at Chattahoochee Bend State Park.

On Saturday, it’s the Great Gingerbread Build sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, a Santa visit at Newnan’s United Bank, Peachtree City’s Santa Run Food & Toy Drive and our own Kris Youmans spotlights five live music gigs taking place locally .

And on Sunday, Senoia hosts its Candlelight Tour of Homes, plus plays continue at both the Newnan Theatre Company (Miracle on 34th Street) and the Legacy Theatre (Away in a Basement).

As for the weekend weather, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City says rain is in the forecast the entire weekend, beginning late tonight and continuing through Sunday. In fact, it was this weather forecast calling for rain which rescheduled the Newnan Christmas Parade to Dec. 15. Look for a 90-100 percent rain chance on Saturday and Sunday with highs near 40 degrees and lows in the mid-30s.

Below is the day-to-day listing of events in the area. To have your event published, please email [email protected].

FRIDAY, DEC. 7

Newnan Christmas Tour of Homes
A walking tour to see beautiful homes dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s decorated with fresh wreaths, garlands and floral arrangements. Guests may tour the homes at their own pace from 4 to 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will help the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society.  Tickets $20 in advance – on sale now at Newnan Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten, Coweta County Visitor Center, and Gillyweeds. Day of tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Christy’s Café starting at 3:30 pm.
For info, visit: newnantourofhomes.com

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s Christmas Open House
Come celebrate the season with the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society from 4-9 p.m. at our Christmas Open House. Special guests include Santa and Mrs. Claus! We’re welcoming the community to enjoy the McRitchie-Hollis Museum all decorated for the holidays by local volunteers Priscilla Berry and Cathie Morris. Take this opportunity to tour the 1937 former residence, visit Santa and enjoy light refreshments.
74 Jackson Street, Newnan

Cornerstone UMC’s Drive-Thru Nativity
A free Drive Thru Nativity featuring cast and crew of 150 per night … 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly.
2956 Sharpsburg-McCollum Rd, Newnan

Fall Sunset Hike at The Bend
Join our naturalist from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a moderate 2-mile hike on the river trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park to enjoy the fallen leaves and sunset.
$3 plus $5 parking • 770-254-7271
425 Bob White Way, Newnan

Miracle on 34th Street
At Newnan Theatre Company, Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy. Starts at 8 p.m.
24 First Avenue • Newnan • 770-683-6282
Ticket info: newnantheatre.org

Away in a Basement
This weekend at Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. It is A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Musical.  It’s 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas program. As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the goody bags and putting the final touches on the Nativity pieces. Little do they know what surprises are in store for them as they are called upon to once again save the day.
Starts at 8 p.m.
1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone
thelegacytheatre.org

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo
Melody Kiser, 9:30 p.m.
19 West Court Square, Newnan

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

Santa Claus Coming To Town
Come meet Santa at Newnan’s United Bank from 9 a.m. to noon.
61 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan

The Great Gingerbread Build
Do you have what it takes to build the greatest gingerbread house in Coweta County? The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity is hosting its inaugural Great Gingerbread Build at the Newnan ReStore. A family-friendly competition, this timed and judged gingerbread building contest will include registered teams of two, three or four individuals. Each team will be provided with a gingerbread kit and is encouraged to bring EDIBLE decorations to make their house stand out. Building will occur in the ReStore so that customers and guests can cheer participants on. Enjoy hot chocolate and cider stations, sugar cookie decorating, pictures with Santa Claus and more!  Plus, ReStore specials will be featured throughout the event! Event proceeds will benefit NCHFH’s construction efforts.
770-252-9049, ext. 206 • www.nchfh.org
216 Bullsboro Dr., Ste. B-1, Newnan

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at The Bend
New Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize.
$5 parking.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

Hot Chocolate and Letters to Santa

Join our naturalist from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park for hot chocolate as we write our letters to Santa and decorate them.
$2 plus $5 parking.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

Dutch Oven Cooking Demo 

Join our naturalist and volunteers from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park to learn more about dutch oven cooking over a campfire. There will be a meal provided. Meet at Campground 1.
$10 plus $5 parking.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

Peachtree City’s Fire Department Santa Run Food & Toy Drive
This is weekend 2 of 3. Santa visits neighborhoods on a fire engine, meeting neighbors and collecting new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food donations for local families in need. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For info, visit: http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512

Holiday Vendor Event
Shop Small and Give Big as all proceeds of this fundraiser benefit Family Patterns Matter. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Country Inn & Suites
1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd. East, Newnan

Cornerstone UMC’s Drive-Thru Nativity
A free Drive Thru Nativity featuring cast and crew of 150 per night … 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly
2956 Sharpsburg-McCollum Rd, Newnan

Miracle on 34th Street
At Newnan Theatre Company, Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy. Starts at 8 p.m.
24 First Avenue • Newnan • 770-683-6282
Ticket info: newnantheatre.org

Away in a Basement
This weekend at Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. It is A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Musical.  It’s 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas program. As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the goody bags and putting the final touches on the Nativity pieces. Little do they know what surprises are in store for them as they are called upon to once again save the day.
Starts at 8 p.m.
1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone
thelegacytheatre.org

Local and Live Music


From Kris Youmans Music calendar each month in The Paper.
Brickhouse
Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos, 8:30 p.m.
80 Newnan Station, Newnan

The Cellar
Michael Zaib, 9 p.m.
208 Jefferson Street, Newnan

Grazing Here
Sweet Grass Sally, 9 p.m.
2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City

The Mad Mexican
Chad Jernigan, 6 p.m.
2 East Court Square, Newnan

West Georgia Country Nights
NAJ Band, 7 p.m. (ham and potluck dinner, bring a side)
1625 Bankhead Hwy., Carrollton

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Peachtree City’s Fire Department Santa Run Food & Toy Drive
This is weekend 2 of 3. Santa visits neighborhoods on a fire engine, meeting neighbors and collecting new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food donations for local families in need. From 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For info, visit: http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512

Senoia’s Candlelight Tour of Homes
The annual Senoia Candlelight Tour of Homes, from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature historic homes and the Senoia United Methodist Church. Refreshments will be served at the Senoia Area Historical Society House.
Tickets available at various downtown Senoia merchants and Senoia’s Welcome Center.
68 Main Street, Senoia

Cornerstone UMC’s Drive-Thru Nativity
A free Drive Thru Nativity featuring cast and crew of 150 per night … 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly
2956 Sharpsburg-McCollum Rd, Newnan

Miracle on 34th Street
At Newnan Theatre Company, Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy. Starts at 3 p.m.
24 First Avenue • Newnan • 770-683-6282
Ticket info: newnantheatre.org

Away in a Basement
This weekend at Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. It is A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Musical.  It’s 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas program. As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the goody bags and putting the final touches on the Nativity pieces. Little do they know what surprises are in store for them as they are called upon to once again save the day.
Starts at 3 p.m.
1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone
thelegacytheatre.org

BINGO! at Coweta Veterans Club
Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo every Sunday at 6 p.m. and every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 5 – $100 games. Up to $1,000 Jackpot depending on number of players. $15 plays all games. Snack Bar. Smoke Free. Off of Hwy. 29N, across from Southern Roots Nursery.
770-251-6949 • 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan

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