Things To Do This Week, October 25-31


From Staff Reports

Newnan Theatre Company’s ‘The Mousetrap’, Dracula at Wadsworth Auditorium, the Autumn Chase 5K, and the Munchkin Masquerade headline the events in the next week in-and-around Coweta County.

Below is the calendar for October 25-31. If you have an event to submit for a future Weekend Guide, email [email protected].

October 25, TUESDAY

Halloween Craft Day

10 a.m. … Join Ms. Teri for a fun-filled hour of making paper cup creatures just in time for Halloween. This program is for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Spaces are limited. Registration is required and is through Eventbrite. The Newnan Carnegie Library is located a 1 LaGrange Street in Newnan.

October 27, THURSDAY

The Contenders at The Nixon Centre
7 p.m. … Folkicana duo The Contenders released their debut full-length, Laughing With The Reckless on November 3rd via Rock Ridge Music. It’s the follow-up to their 2014 EP, Meet The Contenders, which explores the perseverance of hope in dark times along with the powerful way that music can connect us to others, the value of maintaining old friendships, and finding comfort in the arms of loved ones. The pair recently recorded a series of live performances as a part of the Cellar Sessions series at City Winery in New York. Tickets $20 adult; $15 senior / student; $5 CCSS employee. For more information visit, 770-254-ARTS, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan.

October 27-30, THURSDAY-SUNDAY

The Mousetrap at Newnan Theatre Company
Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. … Tickets $15 Thursday. $25 Adults Friday-Sunday; $18 Students and Seniors (65+); Kids (10 and under) $15. Suspect everyone in this classic Agatha Christie mystery. After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. 24 First Avenue, Newnan. For info, visit or call 770-683-6282.

October 28-30, FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Dracula at Wadsworth Auditorium
Friday/Saturday at 7 p.m; Sunday at 3 p.m. … $30 adult; $15 children under 12 and seniors. Southern Arc Dance and Newnan Cultural Arts Commission is set to present “Dracula” for three dates at Wadsworth Auditorium in downtown Newnan. This presentation will be a professional dance/theater love story of all ages and will be perfect to get everyone into the mood for Halloween. Southern Arc Dance is asking those in attendance to come in costume. Live music will be by Doug Kees, voted Best Musician in Coweta County, who composed the rock music soundtrack for this performance. It will be performed by Newnan’s Musicology, with Bahar Gjuka singing some of her songs. Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson St., downtown Newnan.Contact Southern Arc Dance at 770-683-3724 for more information.

October 28, FRIDAY

Children’s Costume Contest and Craft
4 to 6 p.m. at the Newnan Carnegie Library. … Join them for an afternoon of ghoulish fun, if you dare. They will be having a Halloween costume contest, paper pumpkin decorating and a bat craft. Snacks will be served. This program is for ages 5 and up and a caregiver. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit: REGISTRATION. Newnan Carnegie Library is located at 1 LaGrange Street in Newnan.

Hocus Pocus Movie in the Park 
6 p.m. setup begins at the Seavy Street Park in Senoia; movie begins at dark! Bring the family, blankets and chairs. Concessions will be available. Come in costume and enjoy photo opportunities and more!

High School Football*
Westlake at East Coweta
Douglas County at Newnan
Trinity Christian at Troup
Heritage School at St. Anne-Pacelli
Vidalia Heritage at Central Christian
Northgate, open
*All games start at 7:30 p.m.

October 29, SATURDAY

The Autumn Chase 5K Returns
Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park, 5K race – 8:30 a.m. • 1-Mile Fun Run – 9 a.m.  • Tot Trot – 9:10 a.m. If you would like to register for the race, please visit for more details.   Questions? Contact Colleen Alrutz at 770-254-3550 or email [email protected].

DEA National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. … Two locations – Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2956 Hwy. 154, Thomas Crossroads and Newnan Police Department, 1 Joseph Hannah Boulevard, Newnan. Dispose of unused medications at either location.

Rain Barrel Workshop
10 to 11 a.m.  … Join Keep Newnan Beautiful and Newnan Utilities for a rain barrel make-n-take workshop. Limited spaces available $10 registration fee required. To register call 678-673-5505 or email [email protected]. Preregistered participants leave with a full size rain barrel. Limit of 1 barrel per household. Newnan City Hall, 25 LaGrange Street.

5th Annual Newnan Police Car Show
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. … Vehicle Registry is $20 and registration begins at 8 a.m. 50/50 Raffle, Games, Food, Music and Prizes. Free Admission. Kid Zone with Bike Rodeo, Trunk or Treat and Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest. Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road, Newnan.

Halloween Specials at Chylaca’s
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Bring the Kids for Trick-or-Treating. DJ Music from 6:30 p.m. until. Costume Contest, Drink Specials. 20 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan. 770-252-6821.

Red Cross Blood Drive
1 to 5 p.m. … at Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 171 Gordon Road, Newnan.

Edgar B. Hollis Distinguished Author Talk Series: Wanda Morris
2 to 4 p.m. … Join the Newnan Carnegie Library and the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation for another in a series of Author Talks throughout the fall! Wanda Morris is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Crime Writers of Color. A corporate attorney, Wanda has worked in the legal departments of some of America’s top Fortune 100 companies. She is an accomplished presenter and leader. As a former President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, she established a signature female empowerment program known as the Women’s Initiative. She is married, the mother of three and lives in Atlanta. All Her Little Secrets is her debut novel. Registration is required, visit: REGISTRATION. The Newnan Carnegie Library is located at 1 LaGrange Street in downtown Newnan.

Halloween at Smallcakes Cupcakery
2 to 6 p.m. … Looking for something fun for the Halloween Weekend? Come see us at Smallcakes Cupcakery for our Halloween Party. Fun, freebies and discounts!! Face Painting, Free Treats, Costume Contest, Giveaways. Best Costume gets a $50 Gift Card. For more information, call 770-252-1400. Smallcakes Cupcakery is located at 113 Newnan Crossing Bypass in Newnan.

Annual Trunk or Treat at Chattahoochee Bend
6:30 to 8 p.m. … There will be a campsite decorating contest and costume contest. $5 parking. Please call for more info 770-254-7271.  425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263.


Main Street Newnan Munchkin Masquerade
10 a.m. to Noon … The downtown Newnan Trick-or-Treat for the little ones!

Spooktacular Recruitment Event at WGTC
9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. … West Georgia Tech is hosting a Spooktacular Recruitment event at all five campuses, including the Coweta County campus in Newnan. Representatives from the Admissions, Financial Aid and Advising departments will be on-site at each location to answer any questions and assist prospective students.Students will also have the chance to apply to WGTC for free, as application fees will be waived for anyone attending the event. For more information please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or call 844-280-0100. The WGTC Coweta County campus is located at 200 Campus Drive in Newnan.


20 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-683-6328
Live Jazz on Wednesdays, Acoustic on Thursdays in The Bays
Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights
10/27 … Jeanine Duke  one of Newnan’s faves – acoustic guitar
10/28 … The Band One – variety of music ranging from contemporary rock, classic rock, jazz, blues to blues & country
10/29 … The MAX  – Reggae Band

2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
All Shows begin at 8 p.m.
10/28 … Luke Martin
10/29 … FLUX

2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
Come for great food and live local music.
10/26 … Chad Jernigan
10/28 … John Hensley & Kevin Walker  great vocals & acoustic guitar, covering a variety of genres
10/29 …  3 Guys Pickin’

335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
10/28 … The Wyatt Band

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