This Weekend (Dec. 14-15-16): Things to do in-and-around Coweta County

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From Staff Reports

Another busy holiday weekend continues here in Coweta County and surrounding areas as the countdown to Christmas continues.

Today’s highlights include the holiday movie (White Christmas) at the Carnegie Library and the East Coweta Middle School Winter Band Concert tonight at The Nixon Centre.

On Saturday, it’s a pair of rescheduled events – the Great Gingerbread Build sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity and the annual Newnan Christmas Parade – take place in Newnan.

And on Sunday, Warm Up: A VoicePlay Holiday is at The Nixon Centre and a pair of plays continue at both the Newnan Theatre Company (Charlie Brown Christmas) and the Legacy Theatre (Away in a Basement).

As for the weekend weather, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City says rain is in the forecast today and early Saturday with high temperatures in the mid-50s and lows ranging from 54 tonight to 38 on Sunday night. The best overall day for getting out and about is Sunday with partly sunny skies and a high near 54.

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

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

White Christmas at the Carnegie
Join the Carnegie Library for a showing of the holiday classic, White Christmas. Please join us for a relaxing afternoon including drinks, and of course, popcorn! To reserve your spot please call 770-683-1347 or register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-movie-tickets-52501111237. All programs at The Carnegie are open to the public and free of charge.
From 2-4:30 p.m.
770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan
https://www.newnancarnegie.com

Light Up The Night Toy Drive
The Peachtree City Police Department and Police Auxiliary’s Light up the Night Toy Drive will have members of the department collecting new, unwrapped toys.
From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Peachtree City Walmart
2717 GA-54, Peachtree City, GA 30269

Campfire Building 101 at The Bend
Join our naturalist from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in learning everything you need to know about campfire building right in time for winter! We will have s’mores afterwards for $1 each. Meet at picnic shelter #1.
$1 plus $5 parking • 770-254-7271
425 Bob White Way, Newnan

East Coweta Middle School Winter Band Concert
From 7-9 p.m. at The Nixon Centre.
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan
thenixoncentre.tix.com

The Nutcracker
At Newnan’s Wadsworth Auditorium. Newnan Cultural Arts Commission presents Southern Arc Dance Theater’s The Nutcracker.
$20 general admission. Starts at 7:30 p.m.
25 Jefferson St, Newnan • 770-683-3724
http://www.southernarcdance.org

Charlie Brown Christmas
By Charles M. Schulz. Based on the television special. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees in everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Starts at 8 p.m.
Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Ave, Newnan • 770-683-6282
https://www.newnantheatre.org

Away in a Basement
This weekend at Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. It is A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Musical.
Starts at 8 p.m.
1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone
thelegacytheatre.org

Local and Live Music


From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo
You Like It I Love It, 9:30 p.m.
19 West Court Square, Newnan

The Cellar
The Four Ts, 9 p.m.
208 Jefferson Street, Newnan

Grazing Here
Highway Cats, 9 p.m.
2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City

The Mad Mexican
Lerogie Sims, 6 p.m.
2 East Court Square, Newnan

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

The Great Gingerbread Build
Rescheduled from a week ago. Do you have what it takes to build the greatest gingerbread house in Coweta County? The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity is hosting its inaugural Great Gingerbread Build at the Newnan ReStore. A family-friendly competition, this timed and judged gingerbread building contest will include registered teams of two, three or four individuals. Each team will be provided with a gingerbread kit and is encouraged to bring EDIBLE decorations to make their house stand out. Building will occur in the ReStore so that customers and guests can cheer participants on. Enjoy hot chocolate and cider stations, sugar cookie decorating, pictures with Santa Claus and more!  Plus, ReStore specials will be featured throughout the event! Event proceeds will benefit NCHFH’s construction efforts.
770-252-9049, ext. 206
216 Bullsboro Dr., Ste. B-1, Newnan

Santa Is Coming
Come by Stephanie Fagerstrom’s State Farm Office and take a picture with Santa, visit with Stephanie and her team. From 9 a.m. to Noon.
28 Hospital Road, Newnan

Photos with Santa
At the Great South Harley-Davidson in Newnan. There will be plenty of FREE fun for the whole family. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
185 East Hwy 16, Newnan

Newnan’s Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Join us as we lay wreaths in Veteran’s Memorial Park and remember those who have gone before us.
Starts at Noon.
Temple Ave. and Jackson St., Newnan
https://www.cowetavets.org

Peachtree City / Fayetteville Wreaths Across America Ceremony
The public is invited to join the Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol for a Laying of the Wreaths event honoring the graves of Veterans at the Fayetteville City Cemetery.
Ceremony features Major Tyrone K. Jones, U.S. Army, retired, as the keynote speaker.
Light refreshments will be served. Begins at 11 a.m.
210 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville

Fall 2018 Graduation at University of West Georgia
Graduation ceremonies are held in the UWG Coliseum in Carrollton. 9 a.m. Ceremony: Richards College of Business, College of Education & Tanner Health System School of Nursing. 2 p.m. Ceremony: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Science and Mathematics & College of Social Sciences.
1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118
https://www.westga.edu/student-services/registrar/commencement-ceremony.php

Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at The Bend
New Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park from 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 Bob White Way, Newnan

Wooden Ornament Craft at The Bend
Join our naturalist from 1 to 2 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park to create your very own wooden ornament to take home and put on the tree! All supplies will be provided. Meet at visitor center porch.
$4 plus $5 parking
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan

The Nutcracker
At Newnan’s Wadsworth Auditorium. Newnan Cultural Arts Commission presents Southern Arc Dance Theater’s The Nutcracker.
$20 general admission. Starts at 5 p.m.
25 Jefferson St, Newnan • 770-683-3724
http://www.southernarcdance.org

Light Up The Night Toy Drive
The Peachtree City Police Department and Police Auxiliary’s Light up the Night Toy Drive will have members of the department collecting new, unwrapped toys.
From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Peachtree City Walmart
2717 GA-54, Peachtree City 30269

The Parade of Christmas Trees
The annual city of Newnan Christmas Parade was rescheduled from a week ago. Begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Newnan. From LaGrange Street to Court Square.
Downtown Newnan

Peachtree City’s Fire Department Santa Run Food & Toy Drive
This is weekend 3 of 3. Santa visits neighborhoods on a fire engine, meeting neighbors and collecting new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food donations for local families in need. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For info, visit: http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512

Charlie Brown Christmas
By Charles M. Schulz. Based on the television special. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees in everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Starts at 8 p.m.
Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Ave, Newnan • 770-683-6282
https://www.newnantheatre.org

Away in a Basement
This weekend at Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. It is A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Musical.
Starts at 8 p.m.
1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone
thelegacytheatre.org

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo
Ugly Sweater Party • Karaoke with Erok
19 West Court Square, Newnan

Grazing Here
Barstool Prophets, 9 p.m.
2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City

Line Creek Brewing
Cheers & Beers (Wear your Christmas Pajamas)
Matt Moskal, 4 p.m.
The Gypsies, 7 p.m.
2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

Peachtree City’s Fire Department Santa Run Food & Toy Drive
This is weekend 3 of 3. Santa visits neighborhoods on a fire engine, meeting neighbors and collecting new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food donations for local families in need. From 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For info, visit: http://www.peachtree-city.org/DocumentCenter/View/6512

Warm Up: A VoicePlay Holiday at The Nixon Centre
VoicePlay returns for the Arts Rock the House with an explosion of harmonious holiday sounds. VoicePlay is an enthralling theatrical experience that magically recreates the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. Alternating between eras and styles to showcase the quintet’s amazing vocal feats, each show is laced with inventive and hilarious onstage theatrics. Celebrate the holidays with a night of harmonious holiday favorites including “Holiday Road,” “What’s This (The Nightmare Before Christmas),” “Christmas Don’t Be Late,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Carol of The Bells,” “Frosty The Snowman” and more.
Starts at 3 p.m.
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan
thenixoncentre.tix.com

NJSL Luminaria 2018
Join the Newnan Junior Service League in celebrating this holiday season by participating in their community Luminaria event! Help “Light up Newnan” and transform our neighborhoods with a beautiful display of holiday spirit! Everyone is encouraged to participate by placing illuminated white bags in front of your home, driveway, sidewalk, and/or entryway beginning at 6 p.m.
http:/www.njslserves.org/Luminaria

Charlie Brown Christmas
By Charles M. Schulz. Based on the television special. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees in everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Starts at 3 p.m.
Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Ave, Newnan • 770-683-6282
https://www.newnantheatre.org

Away in a Basement
This weekend at Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. It is A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Musical.
Starts at 3 p.m.
1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone
thelegacytheatre.org

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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