The Weekend Guide: Things To Do – July 28-31


From Staff Reports

Below are fun, educational and family-friendly events in-and-around Coweta County this weekend and Monday.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City says the 90 degree-plus temperatures will hang around this weekend under mostly sunny skies. Look for highs of 92 on Friday, 90 on Saturday and 96 on Sunday. Overnight lows will be near 72. Slight rain chances of 30% on Friday and Saturday and 20% Sunday are in the forecast.

Check out our weekly music column to see the local venues and artists performing THIS WEEKEND.

To submit an event, email [email protected]. Events below subject to change.

July 28 – FRIDAY

Broadway Dance Class Performance
8 p.m. at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 1st Avenue, Newnan • 770-683-6282
The NTC Broadway Dance class is having a FREE performance. Attendees can enjoy a showcase of dances the class has learned this summer, as well as performances of Broadway show tunes by vocalists. The event is open to the public, so anyone interested in dance or musical theatre can attend. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see these talented performers showcase their skills!

July 29 – SATURDAY

Hike and Paddle
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, 425 Bob White Way, Newnan
Guests will meet at the Visitor Center to complete paperwork then we’ll start our 5.5-mile hike from the Day Use area up the easy to moderate Riverside Trail at 9 a.m. After arriving at the Back-country camping area we’ll take a short break for lunch and then begin a leisurely 3.5-mile float back down the river, ending up right where we started at the Day Use area. Guests can rent a kayak from the park or bring their own and we’ll haul it up to the Back-country area for you. The cost is just $30 per person (plus boat rental – $20+tax). Additionally, all participants are required to purchase a parking pass ($5) or possess a valid annual State Park pass (not a National Park pass) or Friends of Georgia State Parks pass. All participants should wear clothing suitable for hiking and that they don’t mind getting wet. Sunglasses with a strap and a wide brimmed hat are a good idea while on the river but not required. Additionally, everyone is required to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) while on the river (PFD is provided with boat rental). Click on THIS LINK to sign up.

Paragon Resilient Mind & Body Conference
8 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan
Paragon is excited to announce The Resilient Mind And Body (REM-BOD) Conference. Let us take you on a journey where your mind and body can thrive, where you can find the tools to build your inner resilience and overcome any obstacle. REMBOD is more than just an event – it’s an experience that will leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and connected. Our keynote speakers are experts in the field of resilience, mental health, and wellness. They will share their knowledge and wisdom, inspiring you to tap into your own inner strength and find the resilience you need to thrive in today’s world. Come discover the beauty of mindfulness and the power of meditation. Learn your stress zones and see the impact of diet and exercise on your wellbeing. Learn how to cultivate inner strength, self-love and find your purpose and inner peace. Free event, but registration is required. To register, visit

Coweta County Farmers Market / Newnan
8:30 a.m.-Noon at Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center, 197 Temple Avenue, Newnan
Every Wednesday and Saturday (thru mid-October) Local farmers offer homegrown fruits, vegetables, homemade food items, plants and more!

Senoia Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 40 Travis Street, Senoia
It is a community-oriented marketplace that features a variety of local farmers, food producers, artisans, and craftsmen. You can find a wide selection of fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables, herbs, and flowers. There are also local food producers selling homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, and other artisanal products. The market also features handmade crafts, such as pottery, jewelry, and textiles. Visitors can enjoy live music, food trucks, and other family-friendly activities.  EVERY Saturday.

Serenbe Farmers Market
9 a.m. -1 p.m. at 9110 Selborne Lane, Palmetto
Serenbe Farmers Market offers a variety of healthy foods and artisanal goods on a large green space surrounded by a canopy of trees. Spend the morning shopping for your weekly groceries or unique gifts & wears while enjoying the beauty of nature.

Peachtree City Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Aberdeen Village Shopping Center, Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City
This market brings approximately 60 vendors offering a variety of fresh produce, poultry, beef and pork, bread, sweet treats, honey, eggs, prepared foods and so much more. It’s the perfect place to find the consummate gift for the foodie in your life and visitors will also find live music going on.

Ice Cream Sundae Party
10 a.m. at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan
Newnan Mayor Keith Brady will celebrate his Summer Reading Challenge with participants by hosting an Ice Cream Sundae Party. Participants bring your completed logs. RSVP at HERE.

Kids Day at Smallcakes
10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Smallcakes Cupcakery, 113 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan • 770-252-1400
Come out and have fun with us. We are doing a back to school giveaways, photo booth, free snacks and drinks, school supply raffles and prizes and more.

Back To School Community Event
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 87 Pinson Street, Newnan
Bring your students out to receive some school supplies and other resources. Backpack Buddies along with school representatives from Welch Elementary, Lee Middle School and East Coweta High School will be on site. Students of all ages are invited to participate. Food will be provided – hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and Whit’s Custard.

Southern Arc Dance Open House
Noon-4 p.m. at Southern Arc Dance, 40 Greenway Court, Suite D, Newnan • 770-683-3724
Come try a Free Class during Southern Arc Dance’s Open House. Dance for all ages. Register at

2nd Annual Back To School Bash & Backpack Giveaway
1-4 p.m. at The Gym, Central Educational Center, 160 MLK Jr., Drive, Newnan
Hosted by Caring Hearts of Georgia Health Services and Coweta Family Connection. Will be giving away 500 backpacks filled with school supplies (while supplies last), food, fun, door prizes and music. Bring the kids out for a good time.

Stilettos on Steel Newnan Chapter Launch Party
4-8 p.m. at Bigfoot Cycles, 194 Greenville Street, Newnan
The Stilettos on Steel – Newnan – City of Homes Chapter officially launched in late May of this year and will have its first event at Bigfoot Cycles. The Stilettos on Steel, LLC organization is a female-owned business that provides membership and networking services to female motorcycle riders across the United States, including now here in Georgia. This free event will have door prizes, food, music and fun. For more information, email the Newnan Chapter Regional Coordinator Ginger Queener at [email protected].

July 30 – SUNDAY

Kids Day at Smallcakes
Noon-7 p.m. at Smallcakes Cupcakery, 113 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan • 770-252-1400
Come out and have fun with us. We are doing a back to school giveaways, photo booth, free snacks and drinks, school supply raffles and prizes and more.

July 31 – MONDAY

3-D Print Club
4 p.m. at Powell Branch Library, 25 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770-253-3625
This meeting is for current (or prospective) Tweens & Teens members of the 3-D print club to get together to pick up each participants 3-D print and to discuss any challenges or learned shortcuts of that months project. We will also discuss the next months project. Meetings are not mandatory to be a part of the 3-D print club. For more information about joining the 3-D print club, please email [email protected] or visit the Powell Library.

Meet The Teacher
5-7 p.m. at Canongate Elementary School, 200 Pete Road, Sharpsburg
Mark your calendar! Meet the Teacher is set for Canongate Elementary. Be sure to stop by the PTO table to sign up for FREE membership. The PTO will be handing out FREE Canongate swag to those who sign up!

Back To School Bash / Orientation
5:30 p.m. at Jefferson Parkway Elementary, 154 Millard Farmer Ind. Boulevard, Newnan • 770-254-2771
Come out and have a great evening with the JPES Family! You will have an opportunity to meet your student’s teacher and see the classroom. Also enjoy food and fun sponsored by New Dimensions Church! We look forward to seeing you and your student! If you are not able to attend the Back-to-School Bash, then come to ORIENTATION on Tuesday, August 1 from noon – 2 p.m. (You do not have to attend both.)

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