The By Location Calendar April 2018


Chattahoochee Bend State Park
425 Bobwhite Way

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

It’s the best time of year here at the Bend. Enjoy a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside trail with a nice easy float down to the Day Use Area boat ramp. Boats are available to rent, or bring your own. Registration is required. $12, $30 boat rental $5 parking.

Arts and Crafts
Sunday, April 15, 1-3 p.m.

We are making bird feeders for the spring. Our feathered friends are all coming back from their winter trip and are vanished. We are meeting at the Visitor Center on the porch. It is $2.00 a feeder. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

You’ll find Georgia arts, crafts, and foods as well as a local band There will also be a sidewalk chalk art contest for kids ages 4-8, 9-13, call to reserve your space. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Glow In The Dark Bowling
Saturday, April 21,  8:30-9:30 p.m..

Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking.

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Get the best of both worlds here at The Bend: a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+. $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking.

Coweta County Calendar of Events

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

Classic Nashville Roadshow
Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Katie Deal is back for the Classic Nashville Roadshow which brings you some of the most unforgettable songs in country history just as they ought to be, just as you remember them from the radio! Let Classic Nashville Roadshow take you on a journey down memory lane with your favorite classic hits honoring the world’s most beloved country greats!

Jaimee Paul
Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m.
There’s a reason why the melodies of the Great American Songbook have withstood the test of time. Jaimee Paul, along with bandleader and husband, Leif Shires, believes in the strength and beauty of these songs by creating a fresh take on them and making them their own. Ranging from jazz standards of the 30’s, stretching to pop standards of the 70’s, Jaimee and Leif believe that a show shouldn’t be just another concert, but an evening of fun, love, and happiness that should be experienced and remembered,“Always And Forever.”

Main Street Newnan
6 First Avenue, Newnan

Carolyn Barron Montessori School fundraiser:
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street

The CBMS Spring Auction is one of our largest fundraising events of the year! Held at the beautiful McRitchie- Hollis Museum, our guests have the opportunity to enjoy a terrific party with live music, appetizers, and drinks- while bidding on exciting and unique items and experiences as well as original artwork created by our students.

Market Day
Saturday, May 5, 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. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, wood-art, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more!

Tucked Away Music Day
Saturday, May 12, 2-6 p.m.
We will be hosting many different cover bands with different genres of music. Kick of the Summer with us in Downtown Newnan!

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

Blackpool and Parrish
April 12-15, 19-22
For five millennia Harry Blackpool has been the agent for all Evil on Earth, while Rachel Parrish has represented Good. These implacable foes meet in a private club every twenty five years. With the end of the world scheduled for tomorrow at teatime, they must pass their duties to their oblivious heirs: a mild mannered physical education teacher and an aggressively Bohemian artist. Caught in the middle of their cosmic gamesmanship is an anxious club manager. As the sole representative of humanity, he may be the key to Armageddon’s outcome in this fast paced comedy of apocalyptic proportions.

Ruby’s Birthday
Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.
We are the Newnan Theatre Company’s Improvisation Troupe. We perform unscripted scenes in order to improve our craft, explore theatrical relationships, and have a good time.

Mary Poppins Jr.
May 5, 7:30 p.m and May 6, 2:30 p.m.
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!

Noises Off
May 10-13, 17-20
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong, and Murphy’s Law gets tested to its maximum in this hysterical show.

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


Gladys Knight
April 20, gates open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.

The Fred
201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, 30269

Welcome to the Fred

The Commodores
Friday, April 13
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

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

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

Bon Jovi
Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.

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

April 13-15

Something Rotten
April 17

Rob Lowe
April 27

Bill Burr
April 28

May 2

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


Disney’s The Little Mermaid
March 28-April 22

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

Book by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
An inventive and joyful musical of the Gospels.
April 20 – May 13, 2018

Southside Theatre Company
PO Box 616
Fairburn, GA 30213

First Things First
May 10-13 and 17-20


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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