The By Date Calendar – February 2018


Coweta Sports Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony & Banquet
The 16th Annual Coweta Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet will take place at the Coweta County Fairground. Two former Coweta prep standouts – Alfredda Abernathy and Willie Greenway, Jr. – will be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class. The event begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program follows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and  can be purchased at the Convention & Visitors Bureau in the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Newnan or call 706-672-2311.
275 Pine Road, Newnan • 706-672-2311

NJSL’s Casino Night 2018
Join the Newnan Junior Service League’s 3rd Annual NJSL Big Event/Casino Night at the Historical Train Depot in Downtown Newnan ~ 60 E Broad St. This year’s theme is Casino at Mardi Gras, so we will have plenty of fun accessories you can use to adorn your black tie optional attire throughout the night. A fabulous D.J., hors d’oeuvres, drinks and “fun money” are included. Tickets are $50 each, and all proceeds benefit Coweta C.A.S.A.- an organization that diligently recruits, develops, and supports local citizens who serve as advocates for abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system in our community.
Black Market Trust
The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a new and exciting sound. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787

Free Admission
on 2018 Super Museum Sunday
Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and throughout Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. Free and open to the public. Sunday, 9 to 5. Check out …
Roosevelt’s Little White House
401 Little White House Road,
Warm Springs, Georgia 31830

Valentines Arts & Crafts at the Park
Need a last minute Valentines gift? Join us at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park’s Visitor’s Center from 1 to 4 to make crafts for that special someone. All ages welcome. Parking fee: $5. Event Phone: 770-254-7271
425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263
Folk Songs of World War One at The Carnegie
2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. His time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are the songs of America’s heritage: a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. Describing his new program “Folk Songs of World War One”, Miller reflects that many of the songs of this war have become part of the English-language oral tradition. Seventy million military personnel participated in the First World War (1914-1918), the so-called “War to End All Wars” and this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of this first, but not last, world war. Sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation
770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

Speaker at Newnan High School, 6:30 P.M.
Hear the amazing story of Brigadier General (Retired) Steve Ritchie, 555th Triple Nickel Fighter Squadron, who was the ONLY Air Force Ace of the Vietnam War. This event hosted by the Newnan High School History Dept. and is free and open to the public. Contact Steve Quesinberry at [email protected] for more info. Read more about Ritchie at
190 Lagrange St, Newnan, GA 30263

Valentine’s Day

The Dr. Gerald Troutman Big Give
Annual Community Blood Drive
Coweta Community Foundation’s Dr. Gerald Troutman Big Give Blood Drive is on Valentine’s Day, and we’d like to encourage everyone to spread the word and help us sign up donors! The blood drive runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. You can sign up online at redcrossblood.organd use the code “cowetacf” when you register.
1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan

American Military History at The Carnegie
Dr Walter Todd will be speaking on The Ironclads of the Civil Warfrom 2 to 4 p.m. Reservations requested, please call
770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

Couples Hike at the Park
Miss out on Valentines Day plans? No worries, there is still time! Join our ranger from 6:30 to 8 PM
at Chattahoochee Bend State Park for a leisurely walk on the River trail and spend some time with your sweetheart. Meet at the River trail entrance or stop by the Visitor’s Center for details. Be sure to bring a flashlight and wear closed toe shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263

West Ga Jr Rodeo Free Fun Day for kids!
Try Rodeo Events!
WGJR Fun Day is a FREE event for youth (ages 2 to 19) to come out and give rodeo a try or to practice events they already enjoy!  Saturday, February 17 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Heard County Covered Arena, 12080 GA Highway 100, Franklin, Georgia 30217

Presidents’ Day

FEBRUARY 19 & 20 … MONDAY & Tuesday
Auditions: First Things First
Southside Theatre Guild
at 7 p.m. Visit website for more info
20 W Campbellton Street, Fairburn, GA 30213

Coweta County School Mid Winter Break

Family Program at The Carnegie
Comedic Jungling with Ron Anglin
from 10 to 11 a.m. Call for info
770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

Author Party * Contest Winners Revealed
Winners of the 2017 Writing and Illustration Contest will be announced at the Coweta Public Library System Author Party on Thurs., Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Branch,
25 Hospital Road., Newnan

Fitness February Hike at the Park
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Keep up with those New Year’s resolutions with a long hike on our Wild Turkey Trail. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at the Visitor Center. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263

Royal Baptist Church
Kids Consignment Spring Sale
March 2 – 3

Southern Crescent Chorale
Arise, My Soul at Spivey Hall
For more information call 770.716.1231 or visit
5900 Lee Street, Morrow, GA 30260

The Olate Dogs Variety Show
Quality entertainment for all ages is something we take great pride in and this event is for children and children at heart. In 2012 on the seventh season, the audience of America’s Got Talent would meet a family like no other. A father, a son and a story that touches the heart of everyone that sees the bond between man and his best friend; or in this case friends. The Olate Dogs and Olate family were the winning participants from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent. The 22 Olate Dogs create a high-energy, fast-paced theatrical act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. The stunts, furiously wagging tales and joyful leaps into their owners arms will delight young and old. 3 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787

Author Amor Towles Lecture
at The Nixon Centre, 7 p.m.
Mr. Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, which was published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. The book has been translated into over 15 languages, its French translation receiving the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald. In the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film. Mr. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, which was published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over forty weeks in hardcover and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book is being translated into over twenty languages including Russian. In the summer of 2017, the novel was optioned by EOne and the British director, Tom Harper, to be made into a 6-8 hour miniseries. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787
MARCH 8-11, 15-18 … THURS.-SUN.
Peter and the Starcatcher
adapted for the stage by Rick Elise,
based on the novel by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry
music by Wayne Barker
Tony–winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best–selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.
Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263

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