The By Location Calendar – August 2018


Chattahoochee Bend State Park
425 Bobwhite Way

Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt

Saturday August 11, 18, 25, 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.

Archery at the Park

Saturday, August 11, 1-2 p.m.
We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Archery field is located behind the Day Use comfort station. No experience necessary; beginners welcome. $8 plus $5 parking.

Build your own hiking stick

Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-2 p.m.
Join us on the visitors center porch to build your own bamboo hiking stick with a para-cord handle and decorate it to your liking! Meet at the visitor center. $3 plus $5 parking.

Hike and Paddle

Saturday, Aug. 25, 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.

Zen at the Bend

Saturday, Aug. 25, 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. Meet at the boat ramp at Day Use. $3 plus $5 parking.

Coweta County Calendar of Events

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

Coweta Opioid Crisis Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

The Coweta Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting featuring community leaders from all professions discussing the problem of opioid abuse in Coweta County and ways to combat this crisis in our community.

Main Street Newnan
6 First Avenue, Newnan

Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

Aug. 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrated in downtown Newnan for more than 25 years, it’s an all-day shopping event held the Friday before Labor Day.

Sunrise on the Square Road Race

Sept. 1, 8 – 10:30 a.m.
The race begins in downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes,” where runners will catch a glimpse of our beautiful, historic in-town neighborhoods and commercial district. The race is a USATF certified course featuring chipped timing, where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain, including: long flat stretches, downhill, and uphill sections. The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road race welcomes both runners and walkers of all skill levels. Runners are given options to pursue a 5K route and a 10k route.

Market Day

Saturday, Sept. 1, 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!

University of West Georgia, Newnan campus

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Senoia Downtown Development Authority

Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Avenue

Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck

August 16-19, 23-26
Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with

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


Rebirth Brass Band with Maggie Koerner and Front Porch Collective

Sept. 7, 8 p.m.

The Fred

201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, 30269

Welcome to the Fred

Departure – Journey Tribute Band

Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Chastain Park

140 W Wieuca Rd NW
(404) 233-2227

Gladys Knight and the O’Jays

Aug. 10

Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling

Aug. 15

Jason Mraz

Aug. 18

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown

Aug. 19

Jeff Beck

Aug. 22

Rick Springfield

Aug. 26

Leon Bridges

Aug. 28

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

Grease Sing-A-Long

Aug. 23

Soana Sing-A-Long

Aug. 25

Serenbe Playhouse

9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268


Peter Pan

May 31 – August 26

Get ready to sail to the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning and go on a magical adventure with the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan! After defeating Captain Hook and taking over his ship, we join Peter deep in the forests of Neverland where he lives it up with his band of Lost Boys. However, it seems like the party might be coming to an end as the Lost Boys yearn for home. And with the return of Peter’s nemesis, Hook, seeking revenge, Peter is faced with his greatest battle yet.

The Titanic – The Musical

July 11 – August 12

An ensemble cast of 40 Playhouse favorites and Atlanta all-stars will board a three-story structure representing the largest and fastest ship of its time: Titanic, constructed in the middle of a lake which will be submerged nightly. Honor will be paid to those who boarded this ill-fated voyage as we celebrate their stories of hope, heartbreak, and strength. Godspeed Titanic, Sail On!

The Legacy Theatre

1175 Senoia Road
Suite C
Tyrone, GA., 30290

Daddy Long Legs

Sept. 6-30

Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and “Downton Abbey.” Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.

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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