Weekend Guide: January 24-25-26

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From Staff Reports

The last weekend of January is here and with it are a few interesting things to do.

On Friday, Foundation Christian Church hosts “The Tech Talk” at Wadsworth Auditorium and TV/Film star Joe Piscopo hits the stage for a “Night in Little Italy” at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts in Carrollton.

On Saturday, the free Dental Van event (rescheduled from two weeks ago) is at Nissan of Newnan, there’s a litter pickup on the LINC, an AARP Safe Driver’s Course at Central Library, Friends of the Fight Casino Night at Newnan Centre, Bridge Days at Hills & Dales Estate in LaGrange and the first of a two-day Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Drive headed locally by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department.

And on Sunday, Monarch House hosts Hometown Novel Nights with special guests Martha B. Boone and Tim Miller, and Backpack Buddies of Georgia is hosting an Open House and Food Drive.

Kris Youmans of the Kris Youmans Band has your weekend live music calendar covered. The Kris Youmans Band will be busy as they open on Saturday at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

And the Weekend Guide lists several theatrical events taking place in and around Coweta County.

For more events, check our Facebook page by clicking: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wintersmedia/events/.

Weather-wise, the weekend will get off to a rainy start today, but showers move out and clearing begins this afternoon. Today’s high will be near 58 degrees. On Saturday, mostly sunny skies with a high near 49 degrees and on Sunday, mostly cloudy with a high of 53. Rain chances move to 40 percent on Sunday night.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

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 30263

Newnan Trolley Service
This free service is offered to take riders from downtown Newnan to Ashley Park. Runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pickup locations at City Hall, the Governor Ellis Arnall Parking Lot on Madison Street, and Ashley Park at Dillard’s (West Entrance) and Regal Cinemas. The first pickup is at 1 p.m. at City Hall with the last full route starting at 7 p.m.
Free Admission
1-7 p.m.

Sweetland On Ice
Sweetland On Ice features a 5,500 square foot covered outdoor ice rink, skating helpers for beginners, seated area with fire pits, and tasty snacks from our concession area. Daniel Holloway returns as the Sweetland On Ice concessionaire for the season alongside Harvest Coffee & Bakery serving up all of your favorite treats!
$12 for entry & skate rental
5 – 9 p.m.
110 Smith Street, LaGrange 30240

Healthy Families: The Tech Talk
Hosted by Foundation Christian Church at Wadsworth Auditorium. Technology has incredible potential! Potential to unlock ease and efficiency in our lives. However, technology has the potential to cause great harm and hurt in families. This is why Foundation Christian Church is hosting this event. If you have children that have a phone now or will have a phone at some point in their future this event is for you. Folks will be hearing from one of the foremost experts in the state of Georgia about the role of technology in a family. Tom Shefchunas (Shef) is the Executive Director of Student Strategy at Orange and has a passion for the healthy development of children and students when it comes to technology. If you are asking any of the following questions, this event is for you.
Free Event
6:30 p.m.
25 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Strange LaGrange: Ghosts, Legends, & Spirited History – A Walking Tour
Join Troup County Historical Society Docent and Southern Spirit Guide, Lewis Powell, for a ghostly tour of downtown LaGrange to hear about the spirited history of Troup County and those who call it home. Tours will depart from the Legacy Museum on Main, rain or shine, and move through the downtown area. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring a water bottle, and an umbrella if the weather calls for rain!
7 p.m.
136 Main Street, LaGrange 30240

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Lafayette Theatre Company Black Box – “LTA’s Clue on Stage”
Tickets: $12-$17
7:30 p.m.
706-882-9909 • 214 Bull Street, LaGrange 30240
lsparts.org

The Legacy Theatre –”Mamma Mia”
Tickets: $15-$40
8 p.m.
404-895-1473 • 1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone 30290
https://thelegacytheatre.org/

Southside Theatre Guild – The Southside Sidekicks present “Origin Story”
Tickets: $10
8 p.m.
770-969–0956 • 20 West Campbellton Street, Fairburn 30213
stgplays.com

Townsend Center for the Performing Arts – “A Night in Little Italy starring Joe Piscopo”
Tickets: $33-$55
7:30 p.m.
678-839-4722 • 207 West Georgia Drive, Carrollton 30118
townsendcenter.org

LOCAL AND LIVE MUSIC
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.

Alamo – DJ Night featuring DJ Nevian
9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – Breaking Southwest
10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Meghan Hayes
8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Georgia Shrimp Company – Live Band Karaoke with The Swinging Sofas
9 p.m. • 100 North Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City 30269

Grazing Here – THEM
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

The Great Southern Pub – Seth Cagle
7:30 p.m. • 100 East Main Street, Hogansville 30230

Line Creek Brewing Company – Matt Lyons
6 p.m. • 150 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City 30269

The Mad Mexican – Chad’s Birthday Celebration / Music by Sawdust
6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square, Newnan 30263

SummerGrove Golf Club – Phil and the Blanks
7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan 30265

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

LINC Litter Pickup
Sponsored by Friends of LINC. Please come and bring the kids. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring gloves. Trash bags and refreshments are provided. Meet at the Newnan Centre.
Free Event
9 a.m.
1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan 30265

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Donations
The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with local and national businesses to get desperately needed aid to the area. On December 28, 2019, Puerto Rico was shook by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, less than two years after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The island continues to be rocked by strong aftershocks daily. Today, approximately two-thirds of the island remains without electricity, with many still surviving without basic life essentials, including water. Together, we will be collecting new items on Saturday and Sunday such as: tents, sleeping bags, hygiene items, flashlights and batteries. Drop off donations at Born Again Ministries.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
158 Greisen Trail, Newnan 30263

Bridge Days at Hills and Dales Estate
The Callaways loved card games and billiards, playing them often with friends and family. Help Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange continue the fun by grabbing a partner and joining them for a day of bridge! Bridge Days will take place on January 25, February 29, August 29, and September 26 at the Visitor’s Center. Play as much or as little as you like. Light refreshments, small prizes and all bridge supplies will be provided. Must register as a pair. For more information or to register for this event, call706-882-3242 or email [email protected]. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Annual members receive a 20% discount.
Fee: $20 per pair, per day (must register)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
706-882-3242 • 1916 Hills & Dales Drive, LaGrange 30240

Free Dental Van at Nissan of Newnan
Rescheduled from Jan. 11. Continental Societies and Nissan of Newnan host Colgate’s dental van for children ages 1-12 offering free dental health info, dental screenings and dental care kits.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
783 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan 30263

AARP Smart Driving Class
Held at Central Library Branch in Thomas Crossroads. Refresh your driving skills, learn research-based driving strategies, and the new rules of the road. Registration is required and payment due day of the program. All attendees must bring your driver’s license, AARP card (if member) and a brown bag lunch.
$15 for AARP Members
$20 for non-members
10:30 a.m.
770-683-2052 • 85 Literary Lane, Newnan 30265

Sweetland On Ice
Sweetland On Ice features a 5,500 square foot covered outdoor ice rink, skating helpers for beginners, seated area with fire pits, and tasty snacks from our concession area. Daniel Holloway returns as the Sweetland On Ice concessionaire for the season alongside Harvest Coffee & Bakery serving up all of your favorite treats!
$12 for entry & skate rental
Noon – 9 p.m.
110 Smith Street, LaGrange 30240

Dog Adoptions at PTC’s Pet Smart
Come down and see some of the amazing pups Coco’s Cupboard has available for adoption at the Peachtree City Pet Smart.
Noon – 4 p.m.
2701 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City 30269

Cat Adoptions at PTC’s Petco
Come check out the Kitty Krewe from Coco’s Cupboard every Saturday at Peachtree City’s Petco.
Noon – 4 p.m.
1243 North Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City 30269

Newnan Trolley Service
This free service is offered to take riders from downtown Newnan to Ashley Park. Runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pickup locations at City Hall, the Governor Ellis Arnall Parking Lot on Madison Street, and Ashley Park at Dillard’s (West Entrance) and Regal Cinemas. The first pickup is at 1 p.m. at City Hall with the last full route starting at 7 p.m.
Free Admission
1-7 p.m.

Friends of the Fight Casino Night
Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare is hosting its 5th Annual Friends of the Fight Casino Night at the Newnan Centre. The event is presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America to benefit Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare and will help cancer patients with their nonmedical needs. This year’s fundraiser will be a fantastic night of gambling, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and the chance to win amazing prizes, all in support of an amazing cause. Purchase tickets by visiting: https://newnan.aih.org/participation/.
Tickets: $100 each ($175 for two)
6 – 10 p.m.
1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan 30265

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Lafayette Theatre Company Black Box – “LTA’s Clue on Stage”
Tickets: $12-$17
7:30 p.m.
706-882-9909 • 214 Bull Street, LaGrange 30240

The Legacy Theatre –”Mamma Mia”
Tickets: $15-$40
3 p.m. / 8 p.m.
404-895-1473 • 1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone 30290

LOCAL AND LIVE MUSIC
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.

Alamo – Josh Pergason
9:30 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – Breaking Southwest
10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – The Right Swipes
8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Grazing Here – The Parker House Band
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

The Mad Mexican – Ellis Lowery
6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square, Newnan 30263

Mill Town Music Hall – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Kris Youmans Band
7:30 p.m. • 1031 Alabama Avenue, Bremen 30110

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Sweetland On Ice
Sweetland On Ice features a 5,500 square foot covered outdoor ice rink, skating helpers for beginners, seated area with fire pits, and tasty snacks from our concession area. Daniel Holloway returns as the Sweetland On Ice concessionaire for the season alongside Harvest Coffee & Bakery serving up all of your favorite treats!
$12 for entry & skate rental
Noon – 9 p.m.
110 Smith Street, LaGrange 30240

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Donations
The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with local and national businesses to get desperately needed aid to the area. On December 28, 2019, Puerto Rico was shook by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, less than two years after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The island continues to be rocked by strong aftershocks daily. Today, approximately two-thirds of the island remains without electricity, with many still surviving without basic life essentials, including water. Together, we will be collecting new items on Saturday and Sunday such as: tents, sleeping bags, hygiene items, flashlights and batteries. Drop off donations at Born Again Ministries.
1 – 5 p.m.
158 Greisen Trail, Newnan 30263

Newnan Trolley Service
This free service is offered to take riders from downtown Newnan to Ashley Park. Runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pickup locations at City Hall, the Governor Ellis Arnall Parking Lot on Madison Street, and Ashley Park at Dillard’s (West Entrance) and Regal Cinemas. The first pickup is at 1 p.m. at City Hall with the last full route starting at 7 p.m.
Free Admission
1-7 p.m.

Backpack Buddies of Georgia Open House
Join the folks at Backpack Buddies for their Open House and Food Drive. They will be collecting regular size cereal boxes (not bags), mac-n-cheese boxes and spaghetti for our winter break bags. So stop by Walmart, Aldi or Kroger on your way to check out our newly renovated space.
Free Event
2 – 4 p.m.
96 Werz Industrial Boulevard, Newnan 30263

Hometown Novel Nights
Every fourth Sunday afternoon of the month, special guest author(s) will join T.M. Brown at Monarch House Assisted Living to share about themselves and their books with the residents, family members, and guests. This month, special guests are Martha B. Boone and Tim Miller.
Free Event
2 – 3:30 p.m.
299 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan 30263

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

The Legacy Theatre –”Mamma Mia”
Tickets: $15-$40
3 p.m. / 8 p.m.
404-895-1473 • 1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone 30290

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