Community Calendar: Things To Do This Week – May 16-22


From Staff Reports

Below are fun, educational and family-friendly events in Coweta County this week.

To submit an event, email [email protected].


Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s Passport Pickup at McRitchie Museum

McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St., Newnan • 770-251-0207 •
Alright kids and families– it’s time to get ready for Passport to Coweta Summer 2023! This year we are roaming all over Coweta in search of “Nan” the Scottish Terrier. That little scamp is everywhere. Visit all the stops and get your passport stamped to “catch Nan” and claim your awesome prize from your local history center! Learn about Coweta County’s history while having fun! This is a FREE activity/program sponsored by NCHS.

May 16, TUESDAY 

Coweta Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Challenge
Registration is open. For info, visit: or

 The Joy of Container Gardens at The Carnegie
2:30 p.m. at The Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan
Interested in container gardening? Join everyone at The Carnegie 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). Registration required –


Adaptive Soccer at Wesley Street Park
10 a.m. to Noon at Pickett Field, Wesley Street in Newnan • 678-673-5506
The City of Newnan Leisure Services department and Hoping Forward will hold an Adaptive Sports Soccer event where folks with special needs go to learn the ins and outs of soccer.

Central Education Center Graduation


Trinity Christian School Graduation

Hometown Novel Nights: ‘Georgia Authors Rock’
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan
Join the Newnan Carnegie Library and Hometown Novel Writers Association as we discuss “Georgia Authors Rock”, hearing from some amazing, local authors that rock the world of readers and writing. Our special guests will be: John Pruitt, Helen Stine, Angela McRae, and Stephen Childs. Hear how they created their works, find out what inspires them, discover who they are, and how their experiences have been culminated in their books. Hosted by local author Scott Ludwig and Co-hosted by T.M. Brown Author. Books by our presenters may be for sale thanks in part to the Corner Arts Gallery. Registration is with Eventbrite at:

May 19, FRIDAY

Senoia Alive After 5
5 p.m. in downtown Senoia
It’s a summer kick-off! Food trucks, live music, activities for all ages, craft vendors, and all downtown shops in Senoia stay open late during this event for some local late night shopping! Golf cart decorating contest. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

May 19 & 20, FRIDAY & SATURDAY

2023 Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association 31st Annual Rodeo
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Rodeo begins 8 p.m. at 255 Pine Road, Newnan •
Bring the whole family out to one of the best Rodeos you can attend in the Southeast. Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo was named by IPRA (International Professional Rodeo Association) as one of the TOP 5 Outdoor Rodeos in USA and Canada in 2019. We have professional top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls coming from all over the country making for great performances for our Rodeo attendees. This outdoor agriculture event is shaping up to be the largest Rodeo we have ever had with more seating and more great vendors. General admission is $20. Children 5 and under Free.


9th Annual Keris Kares Royal Run: Superhero Edition
7:45 a.m. 1 Mile Dash • 8:15 a.m. 5K Run/Walk at Court Square, downtown Newnan
Proceeds from this event fund our Family Emergency Fund, Keris Kares 4 the Arts program, and our Food for Families Program. Your registration helps us KARE for families, kids, and teachers. After the race, join us at the 1st Avenue Park, 2 blocks south of the Court Square, for characters, games, petting zoo, food trucks, face painting, and many more magical surprises. For info, visit

Hike and Paddle
8 a.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan
Our popular Hike and Paddle trips are back for 2023! Guests will meet at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m. to complete paperwork then we’ll start our 5.5-mile hike from the Day Use area up the easy to moderate Riverside Trail at 9 a.m. After arriving at the Back-country camping area we’ll take a short break for lunch and then begin a leisurely 3.5-mile float back down the river, ending up right where we started at the Day Use area. Guests can rent a kayak from the park or bring their own and we’ll haul it up to the Back-country area for you. The cost is just $30 per person (plus boat rental – $20 +tax). Additionally, all participants are required to purchase a parking pass ($5) or possess a valid annual State Park pass (not a National Park pass) or Friends of Georgia State Parks pass. For more info, visit:

MGEV Spring Garden Tour
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteer’s Spring Garden Tour. This event will tour 5 MGEV gardens as well as the Demonstration Garden and the Nature Trail at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Space is limited. Get your tickets now. Questions, call 770-254-2620. Rain or shine.

Senoia Area Historical Society Barn Dance
6 to 10 p.m. at Senoia Community Center, 310 Howard Road, Senoia
Learn to promenade with Square Dance Caller Frank Anderson. Win a suede fringed jacket wrap, valued at $800, with raffle. DJ Larry Nelms. Asked to describe the event, co-organizer Martha Sanford said “It’s an old time Barn Dance with square-dance calling, boot-scootin’ line dancing, a Chuck-Wagon style supper and a real western Saloon. It’s a great way for our community to gather, to meet new friends and to have an evening of fun all while supporting the Senoia Area Historical Society & Museum.”

N.I.T.W.I.T.’s TV Guide
8 p.m. at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 1st Avenue, Newnan • 770-683-6262 •
Get comfy. Grab popcorn. Wear your pajamas. Because the N.I.T.W.I.T.S.(Newnan’s Improv Troupe With Intelligent Talented Stooges) are closing out their season by turning Newnan Theatre Company’s Mainstage into a living, breathing, interactive television set. You are in control of what we watch, when we change channels, if we rewind or fast forward. You can mute the games to force the players into ridiculous physical circumstances. You can try out picture-in-picutre to enjoy two scenes at once. You’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite genres while saving your favorite scenes on the Improv DVR to quickly resume viewing at any point in the show. And for reality TV fans, you can set up improv scenes and put yourself right in the middle of the chaos.

May 22, MONDAY

The Carnegie’s Literary Circle Book Club
10 to 11 a.m. at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770-683-1347
Join the Literary Circle Book Club at the Newnan Carnegie Library from 10 to 11 a.m. to discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celest Ng. Registration required. Visit

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