The Weekend Guide: Local Things to Do on Oct. 21-22-23

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From Staff Reports

Newnan Theatre Company’s ‘The Mousetrap’, Keep Newnan Beautiful’s Paint Recycling, and Main Street Newnan’s Spirits and Spice Festival headline the events this weekend in-and-around Coweta County.

Below is the calendar for October 21-23. If you have an event to submit for a future Weekend Guide, email [email protected].

October 21, FRIDAY

NJSL 10th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

8 a.m.,  Lake Blalock.  Prizes for the overall team winner and the best individual shooter, an exciting raffle, and delicious lunch! Proceeds from the event support the annual Christmas in Newnan and NJSL Scholarship programs. e.givesmart.com/events/slb/  or e-mail [email protected].

Lunch & Learn Political Dialogue
Doors open at 12:30 p.m., Free Event begins at 1 p.m. … Guest speakers Brian Robinson and Theran Johnson will be the headliners for a Political Dialogue edition of Lunch and Learn  at the Newnan Carnegie Library. The event is sponsored by the Library and Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation. The public is invited to bring a lunch and participate in the discussions by Robinson, a Republican strategist, and Johnson, a Democratic strategist. This event will be a respectful discussion and the Carnegie asks those in attendance to abide by this rule. Though the event is free, online registration is required. Just visit Lunch and Learn Event to register. Newnan Carnegie Library is located at 1 LaGrange Street in downtown Newnan.

Senoia Alive! After Five 
5 to 10 p.m. … Night market in downtown Senoia. This week, attendees can expect Food Trucks, Artisan Vendors, Pet Costume Contest, ZooPro Adventures Georgia, Black Bear Axe Throwing, The Sundreamers, Cornhole, Fall Drinks, Bounce Houses, Face Painting and local shops staying open until 9 p.m. 

Peachtree City Night Market
5 to 10 p.m. at Drake Field in Peachtree City. Free, open to the public event, featuring live music, entertainment, food trucks, craft drinks and art vendors. Bustling with excitement and fun, it is your Fayette County nighttime destination for food, shopping, and entertainment.

High School Football Games*
Strong Rock Christian at Heritage School
Newnan at Langston Hughes
Harris County at Northgate
LaGrange at Trinity Christian
Central Christian at Young Americans
East Coweta, open
*All games start at 7:30 p.m. 

October 21-23, FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Newnan Theatre Company’s presents The Mousetrap
Suspect everyone in this classic Agatha Christie mystery. 24 First Ave., 770-683-6282 newnantheatre.org

October 22, SATURDAY

Keep Newnan Beautiful Paint Recycling
Behind Newnan City Hall. 8 a.m. to Noon. Fees apply. Call 678-673-5505 or email [email protected] for info.

Autumn Acres Festival at Cornerstone UMC
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2956 Sharpsburg McCollum Road. Arts and Crafts Vendors, Senior Health Fair, Food Trucks and more. Costumes, crafts, games and candy from 1-3 p.m. Free admission. Rain or shine event.

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest
10 a.m. to Noon at C. Jay Smith Park, 92 Farmer St, Newnan. Sponsored by Friends of LINC and Newnan Leisure Services. Registration and Information: contact Katie Mosely, 678-673-5506,

Beef Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first annual Beef Festival will be held to promote the beef cattle industry in Carroll County and the great West Georgia area at the Carroll County Ag Center located at 900 Newnan Road in Carrollton.  The festival will feature a Beef Chili Cook-off, live cattle display, beef and farm-related vendors, kid’s activities, hay rides, face painting, hamburgers and hotdog plates for $5 and ice cream by Butter’dudder.  It’s free to attend but some activities require you to pay as you go by purchasing tickets at the event.  The beef Chili Cook-Off contest is $10 to enter and prizes will be awarded. 10×10 vendor booths are available for $25. For more information contact Paula Burke at 770-836-8546.

Main Street Newnan Spirits & Spice Festival
2 to 7 p.m.  It’s time to eat, drink, and get spooky! Event attendees will be able to get their “boos” on by walking the Downtown Spirits Trail and purchasing specialty cocktails at different participating locations, spice things up by tasting numerous types of chilis at the Chili Cook-Off, and have some skele-fun on the Twisted Trolley Tour ride. The event will feature live music, a craft market, and activities for the kids. This event is eerie-sistible for all ages! For more info, visit mainstreetnewnan.com.

Fall Festival
5-7:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 3989 Corinth Road, Newnan 30263. Everyone is welcome. Pumpkin decorating, hayride, inflatables, face painting, cakewalk, games and prizes, hot dogs, chips, drinks and popcorn. Please, no scary costumes.

Hocus Pocus Movie in the Park
8 p.m. at Greenville Street Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair! If we have inclement weather, the movie will be shown at the Wadsworth Auditorium. Presented by City of Newnan Leisure Services.

LOCAL & LIVE MUSIC

BIG SHOTS KITCHEN & BAR
102 B Guthrie Way, Peachtree City • 770-629-5591
Every Sunday … Jeanine Duke, 12:30 – 3 p.m.

THE CELLAR / THE BAYS
20 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-683-6328
Live Jazz on Wednesdays, Acoustic on Thursdays in The Bays
Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights
10/21 … John Shapley  master of  saxophone, flute and clarinet
10/22 … John Carey & Friends

GRAZING HERE
2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
All Shows begin at 8 p.m.
10/21 … Blair Out Loud
10/22 … 2nd Time Around

HUNTER’S CANTINA
1875 East Main Street, Hogansville • 706-637-9444
Family oriented Mexican cantina and grill with friendly atmosphere and live music.
Live Music every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m.
10/22  … Don’t miss Elvis! (or at least a very good impersonator). Will be a fun show.

LINE CREEK BREWING COMPANY
150 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City • 678-545-6024
Shows start at 6 p.m.
10/21 … Brian Rivers
10/22 … Impromptu

LINE CREEK BUS BARN
300 City Center Parkway, Fayetteville • 770-731-1641
Shows start at 6 p.m.
10/21 … Melody Kiser
10/22 … Mary Martin

THE MAD MEXICAN
2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
Come for great food and live local music.
10/21 … Joey Troup
10/22 … Alex Mills – inspiration from the outlaw country artists from Thomaston, Ga

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER HEARD COUNTY
481 Main Street, Franklin GA 30217 • 706-609-9888
10/22 … Artimus Pyle Band, 7:30 p.m.

SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB
335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
10/21 … Matt Moskal

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