Weekend Guide: November 29-30, December 1

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From Staff Reports

The official start of the Holiday Season here in Coweta County kicks off this weekend as Black Friday and Small Business Saturday dot the calendar.

Starting with Friday, Main Street Newnan hosts Plaid Friday – the shopping alternative to Black Friday – and later in the evening, Santa On The Square and the inaugural Christmas Carnival take place in downtown Newnan.

On Saturday, Small Business Saturday gets underway throughout Coweta County as does a pair of events – Scavenger Hunt, Create a Hiking Stick – at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Southern Fried Books hosts its 1-year Anniversary and Meriwether County holds its 2nd Annual Country Christmas in Greenville. And First Baptist Church of Newnan has the first of a two-night event – Keyboard Extravaganza.

And on Sunday, Bridging The Gap will hold its 8th Annual Glow Run at Ashley Park.

The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone offers four performances of “Sanders Family Christmas.”

On the local music scene, Kris Youmans has you covered with local acts performing in various venues in Coweta, Fayette and Troup Counties.

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

Weather-wise, both Friday and Saturday look to be dry during the day with highs in the mid-60s. A 60 percent rain chance appears overnight Saturday. It stays at 60 percent on Sunday with a high near 63.

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Plaid Friday in downtown Newnan
The day after Thanksgiving in America is known as Black Friday. In downtown Newnan, it’s Plaid Friday! The name “Plaid Friday” celebrates the idea of LOCAL! The plaid pattern represents weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Wear plaid attire during Plaid Friday and expect to SAVE, as numerous downtown businesses will offer a significant discount to any customer wearing Plaid clothing!
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Downtown 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
1-8 p.m.

Santa on the Square and Christmas Tree Lighting
The annual Santa on the Square event takes place at the Christmas Tree on North Court Square in downtown Newnan. Jolly ol’ Saint Nick will arrive downtown in a Fire Truck, and will immediately light the Christmas tree located on the Court House Square. After the lighting of the Christmas tree, children are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and read him their Christmas list! This annual tradition in Downtown Newnan reminds us all of the importance of the holiday season: fostering hope, charity, forgiveness and kindness.
6-8 p.m.
North Court Square, Downtown Newnan 30263

Christmas Carnival on tap in downtown Newnan
The City of Newnan’s Leisure Services Department is hosting an inaugural Christmas Carnival in conjunction with Santa’s visit. The Christmas Carnival will be held on the Courthouse grounds around the Courthouse Square and will be packed with games such as balloon darts & ring toss, lots of prizes, a giant snow globe photo opportunity, and a build your own teddy bear station (for the first 500 people).  The department has also planned a special visit by Santa’s Live Reindeer!
5 p.m.
Downtown Newnan 30263

Holiday Carriage Rides in Downtown LaGrange
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of downtown LaGrange. Rides start at the corner of South LaFayette Square and Bull Street, next to the Chamber Plaza. Rides are free to the public. Tipping is encouraged ($5-$10 suggested). Weather permitting, rides will be cancelled in event of rain, sleet, icy pavement or extreme cold temperatures.
Free Event
5-9 p.m.
Downtown LaGrange 30240

Light Up The Night Toy Drive
The Peachtree City Police Department and the CERT Program are teaming up for the annual Light Up the Night Toy Drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Walmart in Peachtree City and help make a child’s holiday season a little brighter this year. Dates subject to change based on weather. Other dates – Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 14.
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Walmart • 2717 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City 30269

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
8 million lights, 15 dazzling scenes and 1 magical getaway. Christmas at Callaway Gardens featuring Fantasy In Lights, in Pine Mountain is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler. Fantasy in Lights runs through Saturday, Jan. 4. Visitors can ride the trolley through the Lights or drive our automobile through.
Admission Prices vary. Call 844-512-3826 for info.
Trolley run 6 – 9 p.m.
Drive-through 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Callaway Resort & Gardens, 17800 Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain 31822

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.

Legacy Theatre – Sanders Family Christmas
Tickets: $40 Adults / $35 Senoirs & Students / $15 Children 12 & under
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.

The Alamo – DJ Erok
9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – Mad Margritt
10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – The Dround Hounds / Sundowner Motel
7 p.m. / 8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Grazing Here – Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

Your Pie – Lerogie Sims
6 p.m. • 124 Bull Street, LaGrange 30240

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt at The Bend
Bring your camera and take a look around Chattahoochee Bend State Park for the items on our scavenger hunt list Saturdays in May. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Event is free to everyone. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list!
Parking $5
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country and Main Street Newnan and the downtown businesses are participating. And don’t forget the shops in Senoia as stores in the southeast Coweta County city will be open for Small Business Saturday too! Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 and is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This event supports the local economy and promotes our community. In fact, an average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at a small business in the U.S. stays in that local community. Support your local businesses on this busy holiday weekend by Shopping Local.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Downtown Newnan 30263 and Downtown Senoia 30276

Southern Fried Books 1-Year Anniversary Party
Come to our downtown Newnan location and help support Small Business Saturday and celebrate our 1-year Anniversary. Southern Fried Books will have special sales, refreshments and entertainment plus a special appearance by Mr. And Mrs. Claus!
Free Event
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
29 Jackson Street, Newnan 30263

Coweta Toys for Tots Drive
Toys are needed for children of all ages in the Coweta County area. Stop by and donate toys at the Coweta Veterans Club just off Hwy. 29 North in Newnan as we kickoff the 2019 Toys for Tots Drive. Music, refreshments and food available for purchase. Let’s make the holidays wonderful for every child.
Noon – 4 p.m.
Coweta Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Drive, Newnan 30263

2nd Annual Country Christmas Festival
Meriwether County will host its 2nd Annual Country Christmas extravaganza at the courthouse in downtown Greenville, on the square. All seven of our municipalities (Gay, Greenville, Luthersville, Lone Oak, Manchester, Warm Springs & Woodbury) will participate by decorating and lighting a tree to represent their city. 1st & 2nd prizes will be given to the best overall decorated trees & certificates to all. The festival will be kicked off with a grand parade featuring state elected officials as grand marshals. The parade will be followed by a Car Show, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus workshop, games & face painting for the children. Many craft & food vendors, musical entertainment & a Toys for Tots drive. The lighting of the big Christmas tree will be a 6 p.m.
Free Event
Noon – 6 p.m.
Downtown Greenville 30222

Create your own Hiking Stick at The Bend
This event is at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Pick your own bamboo stick and paracord to wrap your stick and decorate it however you want.
Noon – 1 p.m.
$5 per person, plus $5 Parking
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

Right Off The Farm Cooking Class
Chef Paddy Adolfi leads guests through this hands-on seasonal cooking class at Serenbe. Create meals that highlight fruits, vegetables and herbs from Serenbe Farms, and produce, cheeses, meats and other specialty products from local Chatt Hills and regional producers. After cooking, the group will dine together with beer and/or wine included.
Tickets: $65
Noon – 2 p.m.
Gainey Hall • 10640 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills 30268

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
1-8 p.m.

Holiday Carriage Rides in Downtown LaGrange
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of downtown LaGrange. Rides start at the corner of South LaFayette Square and Bull Street, next to the Chamber Plaza. Rides are free to the public. Tipping is encouraged ($5-$10 suggested). Weather permitting, rides will be cancelled in event of rain, sleet, icy pavement or extreme cold temperatures.
Free Event
1-5 p.m.
Downtown LaGrange 30240

Free Gift Wrapping on the Square
First Baptist Church of Newnan is offering Free Gift Wrapping as part of Small Business Saturday. Free Gift Wrapping along with Christmas crafts for children, photo stick props for family pictures and Christmas candy. Will be on the downtown Newnan Courthouse Square.
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Court Square, Newnan 30263

Serenbe Farms Tour
Learn how Serenbe Farms uses sustainable practices to grow and harvest more than 300 varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, herbs and flowers. They harvest more than 60,000 lbs of produce a year to feed the Serenbe Community! Contact [email protected] for more info.
Tickets: $10
2 p.m.
Serenbe Farms • 8715 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268

Light Up The Night Toy Drive
The Peachtree City Police Department and the CERT Program are teaming up for the annual Light Up the Night Toy Drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Walmart in Peachtree City and help make a child’s holiday season a little brighter this year. Dates subject to change based on weather. Other dates – Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 14.
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Walmart • 2717 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City 30269

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
8 million lights, 15 dazzling scenes and 1 magical getaway. Christmas at Callaway Gardens featuring Fantasy In Lights, in Pine Mountain is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler. Fantasy in Lights runs through Saturday, Jan. 4. Visitors can ride the trolley through the Lights or drive our automobile through.
Admission Prices vary. Call 844-512-3826 for info.
Trolley run 6 – 9 p.m.
Drive-through 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Callaway Resort & Gardens, 17800 Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain 31822

Keyboard Extravaganza
The First Baptist Church of Newnan hosts a two-day night event – Keyboard Extravaganza. It features four grand pianos and a 54-rank Reuter pipe organ with 14 different keyboardists playing the sounds of Christmas with a congregational carol sing.
Free Event
7 p.m.
15 West Washington Street, Newnan 30263

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Legacy Theatre – Sanders Family Christmas
Tickets: $40 Adults / $35 Senoirs & Students / $15 Children 12 & under
3 and 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.

The Alamo – House Party
8 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – Back N Black
10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Joe Jack Band
8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Grazing Here – The Ides of June
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

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
1-8 p.m.

Holiday Carriage Rides in Downtown LaGrange
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of downtown LaGrange. Rides start at the corner of South LaFayette Square and Bull Street, next to the Chamber Plaza. Rides are free to the public. Tipping is encouraged ($5-$10 suggested). Weather permitting, rides will be cancelled in event of rain, sleet, icy pavement or extreme cold temperatures.
Free Event
1-5 p.m.
Downtown LaGrange 30240

Keyboard Extravaganza
The First Baptist Church of Newnan hosts a two-day night event – Keyboard Extravaganza. It features four grand pianos and a 54-rank Reuter pipe organ with 14 different keyboardists playing the sounds of Christmas with a congregational carol sing.
Free Event
5:30 p.m.
15 West Washington Street, Newnan 30263

Bridging The Gap Glow Run 2019
Join us for the 8th annual GLOW – Light Your World Fun Run and 5K benefitting Bridging the Gap Community Outreach. Will be held at Ashley Park (behind Belk / OneLife Fitness). Be sure to deck yourself out in your GLOW gear to make yourself as bright as possible. We’ll have food trucks and Santa Claus will be making an appearance, so be sure to register your children! This is a night full of fun for your entire family. We love our community and appreciate your help in making this a great place to live. Packet pick-up and onsite registration is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday; begins 4 p.m. on Sunday. Register online at active.com.
Registration: $25 for 5K
Registration: $15 for 1 Mile
6 p.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run
6:30 p.m. – 5K Race
Ashley Park • 460 Newnan Crossing Bypas, Newnan 30263

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
8 million lights, 15 dazzling scenes and 1 magical getaway. Christmas at Callaway Gardens featuring Fantasy In Lights, in Pine Mountain is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler. Fantasy in Lights runs through Saturday, Jan. 4. Visitors can ride the trolley through the Lights or drive our automobile through.
Admission Prices vary. Call 844-512-3826 for info.
Trolley run 6 – 9 p.m.
Drive-through 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Callaway Resort & Gardens, 17800 Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain 31822

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Legacy Theatre – Sanders Family Christmas
Tickets: $40 Adults / $35 Senoirs & Students / $15 Children 12 & under
3 p.m.
404-895-1473 •1175 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone 30290

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