The Weekend Calendar: Things to do on Jan. 11-12-13

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From Staff Reports

The weekend calendar is slowly waking up to the start of 2019 with a few more events taking place this weekend than last.

The highlight of the weekend will be Saturday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Newnan. This year’s theme is “Honoring the Dream through Love, Education and Service.” The parade begins at noon.

And there’s plenty of live, local music tonight (Friday) as our music columnist Kris Youmans has five venues offering up tunes.

As far as the weather, today is the best of the three-day weekend. Expect sunny skies today with a high near 50. Then rain moves in Saturday and early Sunday. There’s a 70 percent rain chance Saturday and 80 percent chance Saturday night. High temperatures will be near 50, with lows around 40. As of 6:30 a.m. Friday, only a 30 percent rain chance is forecast in Newnan for the start of the MLK Parade.

Below is the day-to-day listing of events in the area. To have your event published, please email [email protected].

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

Exercise is Medicine
The Carnegie Library hosts this 45-minute class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A wellness class for prevention and management of chronic disease conditions. Call for details.
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
770-683-1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan
https://www.newnancarnegie.com

MLK Annual Commemorative Service
This year’s service will be held at the Russell Temple AME Church and is the 32nd sponsored by the Newnan Chapter 483, Order of the Eastern Star.
7 p.m.
155 Westside School Road • Newnan

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – Rock Band Karaoke, 9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square • Newnan
The Brickhouse – Chris Boise, 10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan
The Mad Mexican – Ron and Jon, 6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square
Grazing Here – The Wyatt Band, 9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City
SummerGrove Golf Club – Stil, 7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at The Bend
New Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize.
$5 parking
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan

Drop-In Crafts at Powell Library
This children’s event is scheduled for each Saturday during the month of January at Newnan’s Powell Library. Drop by the children’s area and make a fun craft or do other fun things. A different craft each Saturday.
11 a.m.
25 Hospital Road, Newnan

Literary Nonfiction Workshop: Writing About Home
Held at the Peachtree City Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City

College Financial Aid Workshop
Held at the Powell Library for ages 18 & up. From 11 a.m. to 12 Noon. Registration required.
770-253-3625 • 25 Hospital Road, Newnan

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
The theme of the 2019 parade is “Honoring the Dream through Love, Education and Service.” The parade begins at Newnan High School. The route will be LaGrange Street, right on Salbide Avenue, left onto Greenville Street, left at North Court Square, left at West Court Square and back to LaGrange Street and Newnan HS. Grand Marshal is Ida B. Johnson, retired director of the Thomas Senior Center. Parade lineup at 9:30 a.m., judging at 10 a.m. Hosted by Order of the Eastern Star, Newnan Chapter 483.
Parade starts at Noon.
Downtown Newnan

Keep Your Resolutions Hike at The Bend
Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park.
$2 per person
425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263

Book Talk and Signing
Held at the Peachtree City Library from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Part memoir, part urban history. Hannah Palmer’s Flight Path – A Search for Roots beneath the World’s Busiest Airport.
201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City

January Educator Appreciation Shopping
This event takes place at Newnan’s Barnes & Noble store in Ashley Park. Pre-K through grade 12 educators, visit the store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more.
342 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan

N.I.T.W.I.T.S. – A Night of Improv
At the Newnan Theatre Company. Begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets $5.
770-683-6282 • 24 First Avenue • Newnan

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – Second Hand Vinyl, 9:30 p.m. • 19 West Court Square • Newnan
The Brickhouse – Chris Boise, 10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

January Educator Appreciation Shopping
This event takes place at Newnan’s Barnes & Noble store in Ashley Park. Pre-K through grade 12 educators, visit the store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more.
342 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan

BINGO! at Coweta Veterans Club
Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo every Sunday at 6 p.m.There are 5 – $100 games. Up to $1,000 Jackpot depending on number of players. $15 plays all games. Snack Bar. Smoke Free. Off of Hwy. 29N, across from Southern Roots Nursery.
770-251-6949 • 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan

Rock Band Karaoke set for 9 p.m. at The Alamo in downtown Newnan on Friday, Jan. 11.

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