Community Calendar: Things To Do In April
From Staff Reports
Below are fun, educational and family-friendly events in Coweta County during the month of April.
April 13, THURSDAY
Newnan Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament
9 a.m. Registration, 10 a.m. Shotgun Start at Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29 North, Newnan.
April 14, FRIDAY
Blood Drive at Great South Harley-Davidson
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,behind Great South Harley-Davidson, 185 Highway 16, Newnan.
Visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code greatsouth.
Glow Golf at the Wesley Street Gym
6-9 p.m., 77 Wesley Street, Newnan
The City of Newnan Leisure Services presents: Glow Golf! A glow in the dark putt-putt golf game.$3 registration to participate. To register 678-673-5506 or or visit https://www.newnanga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1399&month=4&year=2023&day=14&calType=0.
April 15, SATURDAY
Senoia Farmers’ Market
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 40 Travis Street, Senoia.
Locally sourced market. EVERY Saturday.
Rock & Road Festival
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Newnan
This all-day event is one for the ages with a huge lineup of activities taking place. Below is the schedule:
8 a.m. – Rockin’ in a Squirrel World, Mountain Bike Races, Brown’s Mill (Saturday and Sunday)
8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Tour of Coweta Century with 25/47/63/100 mile routes to benefit the Newnan Rotary Club
11a.m. -2 p.m. – SOAP Box Derby, open to all ages, Dual Heats & Slalom Course to benefit the Coweta Foundation
11a.m. -2 p.m. – Rock & Road Car Show presented by Driven Automotive at First United Methodist Church, Newnan
Noon-8 p.m. – Rock & Road Music Lineup: Doug Kees & Friends (Noon to 1 p.m.), Leonard Washington (2-4 p.m.), Cosmic Charlie (5-8 p.m.) on Newnan South Court Square.
3-9 p.m. – Rock & Road Criterium, Women’s & Men’s Main Event, presented by 75 Jackson
6-7 p.m. – Rockstar Middle School Sprint presented by Bike Coweta at the Newnan Carnegie Library
For more information, visit bikecoweta.com.
MGEV 2023 Spring Plant Sale
8:30 a.m. – Noon. Coweta County Fairgrounds AG Building, 275 Pine Road, Newnan.
All plants are propagated/grown by our Master Gardener Extension Volunteers team and proceeds support our gardening education and scholarship programs. Questions? 770-254-2620
Coweta Sports Hall of Fame 20th Annual Banquet
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; Ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds and Conference Center, 275 Pine Road, Newnan.
The 2023 Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Class will include Matt Donahue, Vernon Strickland and James Warner. Each were standout athletes at Newnan High School. Tickets are now on sale for the Banquet at $45 each. For additional information, contact Cheryl Roberts at 706-672-2311 or by email at [email protected].
Midsummer Night’s Dream
7 p.m. at McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street, Newnan.
Directed by Dale Lyles, performed by Southern Dance Arc. Limited seating. For info, visit www.southernarcdance.org or dial 770-683-3724.
April 16-22, SUNDAY – SATURDAY
Downtown Newnan Restaurant Week
Take a bite out of downtown during the Downtown Newnan Restaurant Week! From April 16th-April 22nd, downtown restaurants will be showcasing their talents to both new and returning customers and will be offering specials and tasting exclusives to participants. #DineInDTNNWN and take a week to enjoy numerous unique culinary experiences and support the businesses that bring our dining scene to life. In order to participate, you must download the official Downtown Newnan Restaurant Week app. Head on over to our website at www.mainstreetnewnan.com on your mobile browser to download the app and get all the juicy details!
April 19, WEDNESDAY
Adaptive Soccer at Wesley Street Park
The City of Newnan Leisure Services department and Hoping Forward will hold an Adaptive Sports: Soccer event at Wesley Street Park where folks with special needs go to learn the ins and outs of soccer. More soccer events May 3 and May 17.
Democratic Neighbors Meet & Eat
6:30 p.m. at Los Abuelos Mexican Grill, 125 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan.
Join your Democratic Neighbors for a Meet and Eat.
April 20-22, THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Northgate Viking Theatre’s Beauty & the Beast
7 p.m. each day at The Nixon Centre, 1525 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan.
For tickets, visit northgatebsp.booktix.com.
April 20, THURSDAY
Spring Job Fair
4-6 p.m. at FUMC Parish Hall, 33 Greenville Street, Newnan.
First United Methodist Church is partnering with Newnan-Coweta Goodwill and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce to host its Spring Job Fair targeting all job seekers for full-time or part-time.
Carnegie Cinema: Elvis
1-4:30 p.m. at the Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan.
Join the Newnan Carnegie Library for watching this 2022 movie based on the life of one of rock and roll’s biggest stars. Free popcorn will be served! The film is rated [PG-13] for substance abuse, strong language, smoking, and suggestive material. Registration is required via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnegie-cinema-april-2023-tickets-590094627917?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.
April 21, FRIDAY
Ready – Set – LINC Block Party AND Battle of the Bands
4-8 p.m. at the Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan.
A great afternoon filled with activities for the whole family. Vendors. Battle of the Bands. Free and open to the public.
Spring Market & Jazz in the Park in Tyrone
5:30 p.m. at Shamrock Park, 960 Senoia Road, Tyrone.
Hosted by The Town of Tyrone and Sandy Creek High School Band. Live music, delicious food and vendors.
Senoia Alive After 5
5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Senoia.
Shopping, Dining, Music, Activities.
April 22, SATURDAY
Lake Redwine Community Yard Sale
8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lake Redwine, 10 Redwine Plantation Drive, Newnan.
Typical participation is over 20 homes with furniture, toys, household goods, tools, etc. Directional signage provided. Rain or shine.
2nd Annual Spring Festival
10 a.m. – Noon at the Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan
Join the Carnegie for a day of fun for all ages! Spring festival activities will include bubble making, sidewalk chalk art, fair games, a container gardening program, and a children’s craft. We will also be announcing our 2023 Summer Program Schedule! Registration is requested on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnegie-spring-festival-tickets-593238350877. Interested in container gardening, why we do it or how, or gardening topics in general? Well please join us as we dig deep into this ever growing and popular way of gardening with professor Chan Thong. He is an international speaker, author, a volunteer with the UGA Master Gardener program, and former CEO and co-founder of Leadership Development International (LDi). His interests in gardening go back to his childhood when he helped his mother grow tropical plants on a rooftop. Let’s learn, grow, and have fun in the garden! The Joys of Container Gardening program will be held upstairs from 10-11 a.m.
DEA Drug Take Back
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Newnan Police Department, 1 Joseph-Hannah Boulevard, Newnan
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is set for the spring and the Georgia Department of Public Health asks everyone to join them in clearing out your homes of unneeded medicine, and bringing it to a local collection site. Locally, Keep Newnan Beautiful has set up one collection site – the Newnan Police Department. No liquids, syringes or aerosols (inhalers) will be accepted. Keep Newnan Beautiful also reminds residents not to flush prescriptions down the toilet. Doing so is hazardous to the environment and water supply.
Keep Newnan Beautiful Earth Day Extravaganza
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join KNB for their Biggest Litter Cleanup Ever for Earth Day! Clean up 4 locations around the City of Newnan! Meet behind City Hall to sign in and pick up your cleanup materials. Depart to your assigned pick-up location. When your pick-up is complete – come back to return your materials and retrieve your bagged lunch. * Pre-Register by 4/19/23 and get a FREE Tshirt and FREE bagged Lunch. To Register, visit keepnewnanbeautiful.org/get_involved or by calling 678-673-5505.
Abby’s Angels 5K Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day
9 a.m. Race begins, Family Fun day begins after the race at Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road, Newnan.
The most Colorful day of the year is back. Fun Day Activities include magician Ken Scott (10 a.m.), Food, DJ and Carnival Games. For more information, visit abbysangelsfoundation.org.
Spring Market & Car Show
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1250 Lora Smith Road, Newnan.
Craft Vendors and car enthusiasts wanted.
“Fashion Faux Paw” – Fashion Show & Brunch
10:30 a.m.-Noon, McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street, Newnan.
A Newnan-Coweta Humane Society Fundraiser with Silent Auction. Tickets are $30 at museum or Eventbrite.com.
Tree I.D. Hike at Chattahoochee Bend
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chattahoochee Bend State Park, 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan.
Join us on a hike down the River Trail (1.8 miles) and learn to identify trees that grow along the river, trees that are native to the area and invasive species. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. Please call for time and ask about reservations. 770-254-7271. https://gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Chris Trapper at PTC’s The Fred
6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. Show Starts, at the Fred Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City
For more info, visit amphitheater.org.
April 23, SUNDAY
Taste of Senoia
1 to 4 p.m. in downtown Senoia.
The annual Taste of Senoia, started in 2010 and hosted by the Senoia Optimist Club. This major event will again feature delicious food “tastes” at most of the local restaurants. Restaurants located in the downtown area will typically serve from their facility while representatives from Senoia area restaurants and food services that do NOT have a presence in downtown Senoia will be located at the Senoia Farmers Market. The businesses will set the number of tickets required for a “taste” – generally from 1-4. The Taste of Senoia will also offer a large number of wonderful items that will be available through raffles and silent auctions that will be held at the Senoia Masonic Lodge. Tickets for food “tastes” will again be $1 each, and they will be sold the day of the event at the Senoia Masonic Lodge (19 Main Street) and the Senoia Farmers Market (40 Travis Street). It is also planned that tickets will be sold that day outside of City Hall.
April 25, TUESDAY
Running Injury Prevention Workshop
7 p.m. at ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio, 1777 Georgia Park, Peachtree City.
Jessalyn Ford, PT DPT NCPT, a lifelong runner, will facilitate a Running Injury Preventive Workshop. Class size for the workshop is limited. There is a $50 admission fee but attendance is free with the purchase of a Pilates package. Sign up at 770-487-1931 or drop by the studio to register. Participants will have an opportunity to have their running form reviewed.
April 26, WEDNESDAY
Coweta County Special Olympics
9 a.m.- 7 p.m. at East Coweta High School, 400 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, Sharpsburg.
The annual spring games track meet features over 400 athletes and 500 volunteers. This is a great event for our athletes and the community every year. Athletes will compete in track and field events such as 100 meter dash, long jump, and shot put. Questions: [email protected].
Pizza in the Park
3:30-4:30 p.m. at C.J. Smith Park, 92 Farmer Street, Newnan.
The city of Newnan, in recognition of Georgia Cities Week, will be hosting this free event. Stop by, enjoy a slice of pizza and have a conversation or ask questions with an employee of the city of Newnan.
April 27, THURSDAY
Suicide Awareness 5K Run at ECHS
8 a.m. at East Coweta Hight School, 400 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, Sharpsburg.
ECHS and Chick-fil-A Leader Academy’s 5K run is set to promote Suicide Awareness. For more information on sponsorships, contact Karen Stacy at 678-953-2494 or [email protected].
April 27-29, THURSDAY-SATURDAY
ECHS Echostage’s Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
7 p.m. each day at The Nixon Centre, 1525 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan.
For tickets, visit echostage.info.
April 28, FRIDAY
Legends of the League NJSL Charity Golf Tournament
10 a.m. at White Oak Golf Club, 141 Clubview Drive, Newnan.
Sign up to participate or be a sponsor! Proceeds go to grant recipient, @moremusicfoundationnewnan and the NJSL Scholarship Fund. http://njslserves.org
The Fore Our Community Charity Golf Classic
9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Braelinn Golf Club, 500 Clubview Drive, Peachtree City
This event benefits the Healing Bridge Clinic and Midwest Food Bank, Georgia. A great day of golfing ends with a chance to win raffle prizes like a Braves ticket package and a $500 Amazon gift card! Plus, we will be auctioning off a one-week stay at a beautiful beachside condo in Destin, Fla. You can register now at www.healingbridgeclinic.org/events.
Lunch and Learn at Newnan Carnegie with Mike Brown
Noon-1 p.m. at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan
Grab a lunch and please join us for an interesting discussion and to hear what promises to be a fascinating talk by an award-winning author Mike Brown. Sponsored by: Carnegie Foundation. To register, visit EVENTBRITE.
Carnegie Cinema: Murder in Coweta County
6:30-9 p.m. at the Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan
The city of Newnan, in recognition of Georgia Cities Week, is hosting a movie screening of “Murder in Coweta County,” one of Coweta County’s favorite movies, starring the likes of Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash. Candy, popcorn, and water will be provided. The film is not rated but contains frightening and intense scenes, alcohol and smoking, violence, profanity, and nudity. Space is limited, so register on Eventbrite before arrival.
April 29, SATURDAY
Coweta County Youth Fishing Rodeo
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Welcome Farms, 334 Welcome to Sargent Road, Newnan.
Youth Only (Pre-K through 5th Grade). Participants must be able to hold a fishing pole. Adult supervision is required and adults may assist in baiting hook and casting. Bring your own fishing equipment and bait (no minnows or shiners). Suggested baits are chicken livers, hot dogs, blood baits, cheese or dough balls. Pond is stocked with catfish for the rodeo. You must keep what you catch. Weigh-in at Noon and winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Categories include Total pounds, heaviest fish, longest fish. Concessions and restrooms available on premises. No license required, 10 fish limit, 3 pole limit per person. Sponsored by the Coweta County Extension 4-H, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Welcome Farms, and Newnan-Coweta Jaycees.
Christian City’s Community Champion Awards
5:30 p.m. Socializing & Silent Auction; 7 p.m. Dinner & Entertainment at the Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street, NW, Atlanta
The Community Champion Awards pays tribute to special and deserving recipients in three categories: Individual, Nonprofit and Corporate. These honorees have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment and have made an indelible impact on improving the Atlanta community. The Community Champion Awards is a fun-filled and inspirational evening featuring dinner, entertainment and surprises. Learn more christiancity.org/cca or call 770-703-2636.
April 30, SUNDAY
Spring Fling with The Masterworks Community Chorale
2:30 p.m. at the Nixon Centre, 1525 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan.
Masterworks’ 22/23 season finale performed in The Centre’s Black Box Theatre. For more info, visit thenixoncentre.net or masterworkscommunitychorale.com.