Weekend Guide – October 18-19-20

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From Staff Reports

This weekend kicks off a very busy schedule in-and-around Coweta County for the last two Friday, Saturday and Sundays of October.

Beginning today, the Newnan Carnegie Library hosts Exercise is Medicine and Dr. Walter Todd’s teachings on American Military History (Editor’s Note – Dr. Todd’s teachings moved to Oct. 25). Newnan artist-in-residency Josephine Halverson has an exhibition at The Boyd Gallery in downtown Newnan and the two-day First Responders Crisis Rodeo begins in West Point. On the gridiron, three local high school football teams (Newnan, East Coweta and Heritage School) are in action on the road.

Coming on a jam-packed Saturday, a pair of events (Scavenger Hunt and Fall Crafts) take place at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park, the 39th Annual Peachtree City Classic begins at The Fred parking lot, the 5th Annual Ride N Cruise for the Kids hosted by Legacy from the Heart takes place at the Coweta County Fairgrounds, the two-day Hummingbird Festival with over 200 vendors starts in downtown Hogansville, Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s two-day Talk With A Doc starts also at the Hummingbird Festival, the 4th Annual Magnolia Fine Arts Festival is at Peachtree City’s Drake Field, the Senoia Optimist Club hosts a fundraising BBQ, the HELP Spay/Neuter Clinic has its monthly low-cost vaccine day, Bluegrass and Bales has a three-artist lineup which will hit the stage in downtown Senoia in mid-afternoon, Hops and Props (or Beer and WWII Planes) is in Peachtree City, and Joey’s Toy Box Haunted Casino & Speakeasy is set for the Moreland Hosiery Mill.

And on Sunday, the Artists and Makers Pop-Up Market begins at noon at its new location on the downtown Newnan Square, Avary Hack Doubleday speaks at the Newnan Carnegie, Backpack Buddies host a Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, RPM Full Service has its Creepy Critter’s Costume Contest, and Kate’s Club Connects meets at The Odyssey School.

Theatrically, Serenbe Playhouse continues its run of “The Sleepy Hollow Experience,” Wadsworth Auditorium has a two-day production of “Soldiers on the Battlefield,” and the Nixon Centre has a sold-out “One Night in Memphis” on Sunday.

For live music, our own Kris Youmans provides below who’s performing at what local venue each afternoon and evening.

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

Weather-wise, today (Friday) and Sunday look to be the best days for getting outside as rain from a tropical system moves into the area early Saturday morning. Highs today and Sunday in the lower 70s with only a 20 percent rain chance before 9 a.m. on Sunday. But on Saturday, expect a high of only 62 degrees with an 80 percent rain probability during the day and through the evening as well.

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

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
https://www.newnancarnegie.com

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
1-8 p.m.

American Military History at The Carnegie – MOVED TO OCT. 25
Dr. Walter Todd has a Ph.D. in History but focuses mainly on American Military History. Dr. Todd has been a professor at the University of West Georgia as well as retired from West Georgia Technical College and enjoys sharing his love for America’s past, present, and future through his teachings. He will be covering the Doolittle Raid on Japan which occurred on August 18, 1942. Reservations are requested and can be made by visiting: Eventbrite. All programs at the Carnegie are offered free of charge.
Free Event
2 – 4 p.m.
Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan 30263

Josephine Halverson Exhibition and Reception
Welcome Newnan artist-in-residence and winner of the 2019 Blackwell Prize in Painting – Josephine Halverson at The Boyd Gallery. She will be showing recent paintings created during her residency.
6 – 9 p.m.
14 East Washington 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

First Responders Crisis Fund Rodeo
Two-night event. All proceeds go to the First Responders Crisis Fund.
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $10
8 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
418 2nd Avenue, West Point 31833

2019 Local High School Football
Three of the local high school football squads are in action tonight and all games are on the road.
East Coweta at Wheeler, 7:30 p.m.
Heritage School at Tiftarea Academy, 7:30 p.m.
Newnan at Campbell, 7:30 p.m.
Central Christian, Northgate, Trinity Christian, open

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Serenbe Playhouse –”The Sleepy Hollow Experience”
Tickets: $45-$60
8 p.m. / 10:30 p.m.
404- 895-1473  •  8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268
serenbeplayhouse.com

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

The Alamo – The 4 T’s
9:30 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – TBA
9 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Capo 3
8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

Great Southern Pub / The Depot – Jordy Searcy
8 p.m. • 100 East Main Street, Hogansville 30230

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

SummerGrove Golf Club – Matt Moskal
7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan 30265

Your Pie – Brian Ashley Jones
6 p.m. • 124 Bull Street, LaGrange 30240

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

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!
$5 Parking
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

39th Annual Peachtree City Classic 5K / 15K
Hosted by the Peachtree City Running Club. The Peachtree City Classic consists of three different races: Women’s 5K, Men’s 5K, and 15K Open. All races are on certified courses. Races are run mostly on paved golf cart paths that will take you through the green belt areas, by lakes, through small tunnels, across bridges and on the scenic routes through the planned community of Peachtree City. The course was voted the Best Course by Georgia Athlete Magazine.  Nearly 80% of our participants each year are returning which speaks volumes about the quality of this race. Packet Pick-up and Race Expo at Frederick Brown Amphitheater. For info, visit: https://ptcrc.com/.
8:30 a.m. (Packet pickup at 7 a.m.)
Frederick Brown Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City 30269

Ride N Cruise for the Kids
Come join Legacy from the Heart at its 5th Annual Ride N Cruise For The Kids at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. 100 percent of the proceeds go to CHOA (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Sibley Heart Center). This event is kid-friendly with a Benefit Motorcycle Ride, Bike Show with judging, Car Show with judging, DJ, Kids Zone with Cliff Hanger, Bouncy House, 70ft. Obstacle Course, Train Rides, Touch-a-Truck, plus food, vendors, raffles and much more.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road, Newnan 30263

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic
The H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic of Newnan is hosting its April Vaccine Clinic. Patients are seen first come, first served. No appointment necessary. For Dogs: Rabies Vaccine, Distemper/Parvo (DHPP) Vaccine, Leptospirosis Vaccine, Kennel Cough Vaccine; Heartworm Test. For Cats: Rabies Vaccine, FELV Vaccine, Feline Upper Respiratory (FVRCP) Vaccine, FIV/FELV Combo Test. Microchips for Dogs and Cats only $25, includes registration!
9 – 10:45 a.m.
770-304-7911 • 12 The Crescent, Newnan

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival
This two-day event is a true small town festival, featuring 200 vendors, food court, live music, kids area, artisan crafts, and more. Downtown Hogansville’s Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, antiques, music, local artists, local shops, and activities for the whole family. Includes easy parking, handicap access, ample security, and kids play area. Full size food court. Live music.
Free Admission
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
400 East Main Street, Downtown Hogansville 30230

Talk With A Doc set for Hummingbird Festival
Piedmont Newnan Hospital has scheduled a pair of free Talk With A Doc sessions during the two-day Hummingbird Festival in Hogansville. Four physicians will speak with folks attending the Festival on Saturday and three physicians will speak on Sunday.
Here’s the Saturday Schedule:
• Dr. Erika Martinez-Uribe, Internal Medicine, 10 to 11 a.m.
• Dr. Brett Bowie & Dr. Michael Bakarich, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Noon to 1 p.m.
• Dr. Danielle Warner, Otolaryngology, 1 to 2 p.m.
• Dr. Gathline Etienne, Neurology, 2 to 3 p.m.
Here’s the Sunday Schedule:
• Dr. Ibrahim W. Adamu, Colon & Rectal Surgery/General Surgery, 11 a.m. to noon
• Dr. Oluwaseun Cole & Dr. Obosa Osawe, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1 to 2 p.m.
• Cheryl Mitcham, Surgical Physician Assistant, 2 to 3 p.m.
Free Admission
Hummingbird Festival, 400 East Main Street, Downtown Hogansville 30230

4th Annual Magnolia Fine Arts Festival
Hosted by Magnolia Arts Festival. Fine art, music, food trucks, art for children, loads to see and do at Drake Field! All on beautiful Lake Peachtree in the heart of Peachtree City.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Drake Field, 155 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City 30269

Senoia Optimist Club hosts annual Barbecue
The Senoia Optimist Club will be hosting its annual barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 19 as the majority of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support research for childhood cancer through the Aflac Cancer Center. The barbecue will be held at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. Prices are as follows: Gallon of Stew, $30; Quart of Stew, $10; Pound of BBQ pork,$10; and a Plate with beverage, $10. Pre-sale orders can be made with any member of the Senoia Optimist Club – especially for those customers who will be unable to make it to the barbecue. For more information (including pre-orders, deliveries, drive-by pickups, etc.), please call 770-312-9300
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Masonic Lodge, 19 Main Street, Senoia 30276

Fall Craft at The Bend
Join our naturalist for fall crafting at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park! Create pinecone crafts to decorate for fall with. All materials will be provided.
$5 per person, $5 Parking
Noon – 1 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

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
1-8 p.m.

Bluegrass and Bales in downtown Senoia
The Main Street Music Series presents Bluegrass and Bales with musical performances by Bonnie Ridge Bluegrass Band, Line Creek and Cedar Hall. Food and spirits available. No coolers, outside alcohol or pets.
3 – 9 p.m.
Downtown Senoia 30276

Hops and Props
Enjoy dozens of top-tier beers in a unique setting in Peachtree City surrounded by World War II warbirds. Food, music and more.
$40 General Admission
$50 VIP
6 – 9 p.m.
Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, 1200 Echo Court, Peachtree City 30269

Joey’s Toy Box Haunted Casino & Speakeasy
Come join us for a night of Ghosts and Gangsters as we travel back in time to prohibition era America, when special invites were whispered and handshakes were secret. Our Haunted Casino & Speakeasy will be held at the historic Moreland Hosiery Mill, which is a perfect setting to transport us back to the 1920’s. In keeping with this year’s theme, we also invite you to wear your hauntingly best 1920’s prohibition era costumes. Maybe a ghoulish gangster, a ghostly G-man, or a morbid moonshiner… All are welcome. But just remember,… knock quietly and don’t forget the secret word. Tickets include food, beverages, entertainment, raffles and starting casino chips. Must be 18 years or older.
Tickets: $75 for 1 or $125 for 2
7 – 11 p.m.
Moreland Hosiery Mill, Main Street, Moreland 30259

First Responders Crisis Fund Rodeo
Two-night event. All proceeds go to the First Responders Crisis Fund.
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $10
8 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
418 2nd Avenue, West Point 31833

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Serenbe Playhouse –”The Sleepy Hollow Experience”
Tickets: $45-$60
8 p.m. / 10:30 p.m.
404- 895-1473  •  8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268

Wadsworth Auditorium – “Soldiers on the Battlefield”
Tickets: $15-$65
5 p.m.
770-253-2682 • 25 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

The Alamo – Jasper Coal
9:30 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

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

The Cellar/ The Bays – Jerry & Friends / The Hill Valley Troubadours
2 p.m. / 8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival
This two-day event is a true small town festival, featuring 200 vendors, food court, live music, kids area, artisan crafts, and more. Downtown Hogansville’s Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, antiques, music, local artists, local shops, and activities for the whole family. Includes easy parking, handicap access, ample security, and kids play area. Full size food court. Live music.
Free Admission
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
400 East Main Street, Downtown Hogansville 30230

Artists and Makers Pop-Up Market
The monthly Artists and Makers Pop-Up Market is now located on West Court Square. We will be setting up with over 20 vendors, live music, experiential artist demonstrations and more.
Free Event
Noon – 6 p.m.
West Court Square, Downtown Newnan 30263

4th Annual Magnolia Fine Arts Festival
Hosted by Magnolia Arts Festival. Fine art, music, food trucks, art for children, loads to see and do at Drake Field! All on beautiful Lake Peachtree in the heart of Peachtree City.
Noon – 5 p.m.
Drake Field, 155 Willowbend Road, 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 Event
1-8 p.m.

Avary Hack Doubleday to speak at Newnan Carnegie Library
Author/Memoirist Avary Hack Doubleday presents her new book “Daughter of the Dawn” based on her childhood spent on Hilton Head Island circa 1950-1956.  Through a child’s eyes, she describes private hunting clubs on the Island, evacuating for a hurricane, and lessons learned in a one-room school. As Avary paints her memories she reveals the characters of her parents which led them to this adventure and which molded her own character as she grew up at the dawn of modern Island development.  Carnegie upstairs as doors open at 1:45 p.m. Booksigning to follow. Sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation.
Free Event
1:45 – 3:30 p.m.
1 LaGrange Street, Newnan 30263

Stamp Out Hunger with Backpack Buddies
Join Backpack Buddies of Georgia as they Tackle Hunger! Backpack Buddies will host a drive-by food collection at their office at 96 Werz Industrial Blvd. Pick up juice boxes, individual fruit cups, cereal bars, pop top ravioli and boxes of mac-n-cheese and drop them by. There might even be a small goodie for anyone that comes in their favorite sports team attire!
2-4 p.m.
96 Werz Industrial Boulevard, Newnan 30263

Creepy Critter’s Costume Contest at RPM Full Service
The annual creepy critter’s Howl-o-ween costume contest is happening at RPM Full Service. Prizes for best costume and just plain good dog participation! Treats for the pups and drink specials for the humans! Some of the adoptable pups from NCHS will be here and some proceeds from the day’s sales will help NCHS. Come out for a howling good time.
3 p.m. (Registration at 2:30 p.m.)
15 Jackson Street, Newnan 30263

Kate’s Club Connects in Newnan
A free grief support club for children. Event takes place at Odyssey Charter School and serves K-5th grades, Middle School and High School Students. Visit katesclub.org or abbysangelsfoundation.org for more info.
4 – 6 p.m.
14 St. John Circle, Newnan 30263

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

The Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts – “One Night in Memphis”
Tickets: SOLD OUT (check with Ticket Office)
3 p.m.
770-254-2787 • 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan 30265

Serenbe Playhouse –”The Sleepy Hollow Experience”
Tickets: $45-$60
2 p.m. / 8 p.m.
404- 895-1473  •  8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268

Wadsworth Auditorium – “Soldiers on the Battlefield”
Tickets: $15-$65
3 p.m.
770-253-2682 • 25 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

Fat Boys – Josh Rodgers
3 p.m. • 485 Highway 16 West, Newnan 30263

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