The Weekend: Things to do Feb. 1-2-3

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From Staff Reports

A couple of events this weekend in downtown Newnan will keep folks busy and running/walking.

The Robert Burns Weekend, which celebrates the Newnan-Coweta and Ayr-Ayshire, Scotland sister city/county relationship takes center stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And the 17th Annual Run For Angels and Chicken Q will fill downtown with a plethora of runners and walkers for this great fundraiser.

There is also a paper shredding / paint recycling event in Newnan on Saturday, a couple of neat activities at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park also on Saturday and live/local music on both Friday and Saturday.

And Sunday, it’s America’s sporting event – Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.

Weather-wise, not a bad weekend as temperatures will reach 60 degrees Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mostly sunny skies on Friday, then mostly cloudy Saturday and cloudy with a 30 percent rain chance on Sunday.

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

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

LEGO Club at Grantville Library
For ages 6-12. Registration is required. Call the Grantville Library to reserve a spot.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
770-683-0535 • 100 Park Drive, Grantville

Scottish Country Dance
This event will be held at the Southern Arc Dance Center and is part of the Robert Burns Weekend and celebrating the Newnan – Coweta and Ayr – Ayshire, Scotland sister city/county relationship, our area’s Scottish heritage and all things Scottish has grown in size and popularity. It is sponsored by The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Newnan Cultural Arts Commission and The Order of the Tartan Chattahoochee Hills.
8-10 p.m.
40 Greenway Court, Suite D, Newnan (behind Texas Roadhouse off Hwy. 34 East)
Info: http://newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com
https://newnanburnsweekend.com/

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – DJ Corey, 9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square • Newnan
The Brickhouse – The Gypsies, 10 p.m. •  80 Newnan Station, Newnan
Grazing Here – Dirty Roots, 9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City
Great Southern Public House – Corbette Jackson, 7:30 p.m. • 100 East Main, Hogansville
The Mad Mexican – Ron & Jon, 6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square
SummerGrove Golf Club – Wild-Eyed Dream, 7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Run For Angels and Chicken Q
The 17th Annual Run For Angels starts at the First United Methodist Parish Hall on Greenville Street. The 2019 Angel’s House Chicken Q will, once again, be held in conjunction with our Run For Angel’s in the First United Methodist Church Parish Hall. Included is Huckleberry’s famous chicken, potato salad, bread, baked beans and delicious homemade desserts in our Chicken Q plates! The drive-thru and walk-in pick-up line will open at 10 a.m. for those who would like “to go” plates. Of course, you are welcome to eat in the Church Parish Hall beginning at 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
7 a.m. – On registration and check-in
8 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run
8:20 a.m. – 10K Race
8:22 a.m. – 5K Race
9:30 a.m. – Awards Ceremony
33 Greenville Street, Newnan

Keep Newnan Beautiful Shredding & Paint Recycling Event
On-site paper shredding behind the Newnan City Hall as well as bring your old wet paint to be recycled. Collection fees apply.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
25 LaGrange Street, Newnan

Local Author Book Club
The Grantville Branch Library invites all literary lovers to monthly book discussions on titles by local authors the first Saturday of the month. This week’s book – “Lichtenbergianism: Procrastination As A Creative Strategy” by Dale Lyles.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
770-683-0535 • 100 Park Drive, Grantville

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

Scottish Storytelling & Crafts for Kids
Part of the Robert Burns Weekend celebration and will be held at the Carnegie Library.
10 a.m.
770-683-1347 • 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan
Info: http://newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com
https://newnanburnsweekend.com/

Camp Grundschule
For ages 4-8 at the Peachtree City Library. As a Girl Scout Gold Award Project, come join us for a fun day of learning about the German culture and language! Camp Grundschule will include a bilingual story time, a craft, German snacks and baked goods, singing, dancing, and simple German phrases to learn. Registration is required.
770-631-2520 • 201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City
Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com

Valentine’s Day Pinecone Craft at The Bend
Make Valentine’s Day decorations with pinecones. All supplies provided, meet at the Visitors’ Center porch. Takes place from 1-2 p.m.
$2 plus $5 parking
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan

Food Truck Saturday
At the Abide Brewing Company in Newnan. From 1-5 p.m. Come visit for some ridiculously delicious BBQ from Dirty Beard BBQ, LLC.
110 Werz Industrial Boulevard, Suite 130, Newnan
abidebrewing.com

Piper Jones Band Concert
This is another event as part of the Robert Burns Weekend celebration. The Piper Jones Band Concert, Fashion Show and Celtic Dancers will take place at the Wadsworth Auditorium.
7:30 p.m.
25 Jefferson Street, Newnan
Info: http://newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com
https://newnanburnsweekend.com/

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – The Wyatt Band, 9:30 p.m. • $5 cover • 19 West Court Square • Newnan
The Brickhouse – Kiser, 9:30 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan
Grazing Here – The Four T’s, 9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City
The Mad Mexican – Lerogie, 6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Sacred Scottish Tunes
This is another event as part of the Robert Burns Weekend celebration. The Sacred Scottish Tunes will take place at the Newnan Presbyterian Church.
11 a.m.
38 Greenville Street, Newnan

Tara Winds at The Nixon Centre
Tara Winds is an all-adult symphonic band celebrating over 30 years of excellence in musical performance. Founders, Larry Volman, Ed Davis, and David Gregory envisioned Tara Winds to be a performance medium for local musicians and to encourage school band members to continue performing after completion of their formal studies. Their mission statement, Music: Enjoyment for All Ages, expresses the commitment of our founders that music is a source of life-long enjoyment. Tara Winds is composed primarily of musicians from metropolitan Atlanta, but draws its total membership from instrumentalists from throughout Georgia.
3 p.m.
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan
thenixoncentre.tix.com

Peachtree City Library Art Initiative, Art Sunday
Meet the January/February Exhibiting Artists: Anne Rivers, Natalie Schorr, Dave Jones, Ina Jones, Vinayak Godbole, and the Peachtree City Photography Club Photographers. Featured and exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their techniques and inspirations. This event will be held in the Readers and Writers Room of the Peachtree City Library. This event is free and open to the public.
3 – 4:45 p.m.
770-631-2520 • 201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City

Super Bowl LIII
The New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. CBS will televise the game, with its pre-game show beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Kickoff – 6:30 p.m.
CBS-TV • Streaming at CBSSports.com

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

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