October By Location Calendar


Chattahoochee Bend State Park
425 Bobwhite Way

Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays from Oct. 13, 20, 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking.

Make Your Own Hiking Stick
Saturday, Oct. 13, noon to 1 p.m.
Come out and make your own bamboo hiking stick with a paracord wrap to take home and decorate it your own way! $5 plus $5 parking

Campfire building 101
Friday, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m.
Come out and learn the proper way to build a campfire and get some tips from the ranger. We will light the best campfire and have s’mores for $1. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $5 parking.

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join us for a 5.5 mile hike up the river trail along with a moderate paddle down the Chattahoochee River. There will be a short paddle instruction before the paddle. Kayaks are available to rent, you MUST pre-register for this event. Meet at the visitors center. $30 kayak rentals are available if needed. $12 plus $5 parking.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Friday, Oct. 26, 6-7 p.m.
Bring your own pumpkin to carve/decorate for our pumpkin decorating contest! We provide carving tools and designs to choose from. Judging will be held on Saturday night after trunk or treat. $5 parking

Zen at the Bend – Halloween Edition
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Join us for morning meditation and yoga right on the Chattahoochee River. Enjoy the sounds of nature, the river, and singing bowls lead by our Zen instructor. Bring water, a mat (or towel), socks, and positive energy! This event is kid friendly. $3 plus $5 parking.

Halloween Coloring Contest
Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-6 p.m.
Pick up or print out our Halloween coloring sheet for our coloring contest 1st and 2nd place winners will receive a prize. $5 parking

Campground Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6-7 p.m.
Dress up and come trunk or treat around our campground! $5 parking

Coweta County Calendar of Events

The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan

John Denver Musical Tribute
Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
Ted Vigil pays homage to the songs of late John Denver. Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. His gift for the music and a polished and energetic performing style present a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music.

Main Street Newnan
6 First Avenue, Newnan

Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m.
The Oktoberfest celebration is designed to bring beer enthusiasts downtown to enjoy a night of tasting craft brews. Over 30+ downtown businesses participants extend their business hours, and their hospitality, to downtown guest to serve as tasting locations for the different varieties of craft beer that is available for sampling.

Munchkin Masquerade
During the Munchkin Masquerade, preschool aged children from around the greater Newnan- Coweta area gather in downtown Newnan around the courthouse square to collect treats from downtown businesses.

Market Day
Saturday,  Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers.

Holiday Sip N’ See
Nov. 8, 5-8 p.m.
During the Holiday Sip-and-See, downtown retail establishments extend their normal business hours to introduce their holiday gift items, and offer special promotions or discounts. This event is a great opportunity to get an early start on holiday shopping!

University of West Georgia, Newnan campus

Click on the link to see the university’s continuing education opportunities:

Senoia Downtown Development Authority

Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Avenue

The New Mel Brooks Musical – Young Frankenstein
By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
October 18-21, 25-28, 2018 , 
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds.

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
McRitchie-Hollie Museum
75 Jackson Street, Newnan

The Carnegie Library
1 LaGrange Street
The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations, with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives.


For local music, please check out Kris Youman’s column elsewhere in this edition.

Sweetland Amphitheater
110 Smith Street
LaGrange, GA  30240


2018 Sweetland Craft Beer & Musical Festival
Oct. 20, 4 p.m.

Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

The Fred
201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, 30269

Welcome to the Fred

Lindsey Buckingham
Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Chastain Park
140 W Wieuca Rd NW
(404) 233-2227

Oct. 12

Lauryn Hill
Oct. 13, 6 p.m.

Philips Arena
1 Philips Dr NW
(at Centennial Olympic Park Dr)
(404) 878-3000

Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St NE
(at Ponce de Leon Ave NE)
(404) 881-2100

Dance Theater of Harlem
Oct. 13-14

School of Rock
Oct. 16-21

Ghost Tour
Oct. 25-30

Conversation with Bob Woodward

Oct. 28
Vince Gill
Nov. 3

So You Think You Can Dance
Nov. 7

Brian Wilson
Nov. 8

Serenbe Playhouse
9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268


The Sleepy Hollow Experience
Sept. 26 Nov. 4

The Legacy Theatre
1175 Senoia Road
Suite C
Tyrone, GA., 30290

Southside Theatre Company
PO Box 616
Fairburn, GA 30213


NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings
55 Fischer Crossings Blvd.
Sharpsburg, GA 30277

Regal Cinemas Georgian 14
Ashley Park
237 Newnan Crossing Bypass
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone:(844) 462-7342

Carmike 10
87 Newnan Station Dr.
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone:(770) 252-8110

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