Weekend Things To Do: August 23-24-25

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From Staff Reports

With one week to go before Labor Day weekend, the local events calendar continues to list several family, fun-filled activities in Newnan, Sharpsburg, LaGrange, Brooks, Fayetteville and Peachtree City.

Beginning with Friday, high school football officially gets underway with three local teams in action. Plus a fundraiser, family-comedy “Murder at the Tractor Pull” will be at Sharpsburg Baptist Church and a Movie Under The Stars (Disney’s ‘Brave’) is at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville.

On Saturday, plenty of farmers’ markets will be open – Newnan, LaGrange and Brooks – plus three events are slated at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Serve Coweta kicks off the day at 8 a.m. with its annual event, a Wing King Cook Off will be at Peachtree City’s Drake Field and don’t miss the 8th Annual Blues Plate Special with Kris Youmans Band, Eric Culberson Band, Frankie’s Blues Mission and Leonard Washington at the Alamo, benefiting Meals on Wheels. And finally, East Coweta opens its 2019 prep football season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the Corky Kell Classic.

And finally Sunday, two theatrical performances are slated – Serenbe Playhouse’s “Jungle Book” and Newnan Theatre Company’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” as well as a Teacher Appreciation event at Sharpsburg’s Crossroads Church.

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

Weather-wise, the extended heat wave looks like it will come to an temporary end as a cold front moves through Saturday night and with it, rain chances increase. Look for a high near 91 degrees on Friday (30 percent rain chance), 88 degrees on Saturday (60 percent rain chance) and 83 degrees with clouds (60 percent rain chance) on Sunday.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

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.

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

Murder at the Tractor Pull
A family-friendly comedy for all ages at the Sharpsburg Baptist Church. In the little town of Turnip, GA, the Fords and the Deeres have been feuding for years! But at this Year’s annual tractor pull will that rivalry lead to murder? All proceeds will go towards the Sharpsburg Baptist Church Building Fund.
Tickets $10 each ($30/family), will be sold at the door.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Begins at 7 p.m.
6413 Highway 54, Sharpsburg 30277

2019 Local High School Football Season begins
Four of the six local high school football squads begin the 2019 season this weekend with three taking the field tonight.
Central Christian vs. Thomas Jefferson Academy (Bob Peck Classic, Sparta GA), 5 p.m.
Newnan at Chapel Hill, 7:30 p.m.
Northeast Macon at Trinity Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Movie ‘Brave’ Under The Stars at Pinewood Forest
Join Relay For Life of Fayette County, GA for a free outdoor movie, Disney/Pixar’s “Brave” at Pinewood Forest! The movie will begin after dark (8 p.m.) but our other festivities start at 5 p.m., so come early to eat, hear live music, and play games! You’ll also want to have a blanket or lawn chair to reserve your spot early on. Food and drinks will be available for purchase with 100% of proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.
8 p.m.
290 Heatherden Avenue, Fayetteville 30214

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Newnan Theatre Company – “Arsenic and Old Lace”
Tickets: $10-$20
8 p.m.
24 1st Avenue, Newnan 30263
newnantheatre.org

Serenbe Playhouse –”Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical”
Tickets: $45 – $60
8 p.m.
10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268
serenbeplayhouse.com/hair

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

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

The Brickhouse – Leonard Koggins Trio
10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – TBA
9 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

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

SummerGrove Golf Club – Barefoot Nina
7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan 30265

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Serve Coweta at Greenville Street Park
One Community Serving Together. Making a Difference. Hosted by RiverLife.
8 a.m.
Greenville Street Park • 11 Greenville Street South, Newnan 30263

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 Bobwhite Way, Newnan 30263

Market on Main
In downtown LaGrange. Held at Flag Pole Park at the corner of Main Street and LaFayette Parkway. Plenty of free parking next to LaGrange Art Museum. Vendors are set up in the shade along Main Street in front of 86’d, YAMA and Plum Southern, and Flag Pole Park.
8 – 11 a.m.
Main Street & LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange 30240

Coweta County Farmers Market
Come and join this exciting Farmers Market! This is the true definition of Farm to Fork! Fresh! We have much to offer for the entire family! Our numerous vendors will be selling deliciously fresh veggies, bread, jellies, honey, and so much more! There will be freebies and giveaways! This is not an event you wanna miss! Remember, “You are what You eat!!”
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Asa M. Powell Expo Center, 161 Temple Avenue, Newnan 30263

Town of Brooks Farmers Market
The Farmers Market in Brooks is held every fourth Saturday of the month from April through November. Market spaces are indoors, thus sales will take place rain or shine.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
770-719-7600 • 963 Highway 85 Connector, Brooks 30205

Owl Pellet Dissection at Chattahoochee Bend
Join our naturalist at Chattahoochee Bend State Park to learn more about what owls eat and how they digest food. Meet at visitor center porch.
$5 plus Parking $5
11 a.m. – Noon
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan 30263

Roving Rangers at Chattahoochee Bend
Join our naturalist at Chattahoochee Bend State Park to learn more about how kids can earn their Junior Ranger Badges and how to “continue earning” badges by doing outdoor activities! Meet at visitor center porch.
Parking $5
Noon – 1 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, 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
1-8 p.m.

Wing King Cook Off in Peachtree City
The Wing King Cook Off will be at Drake Field from 4-8 p.m. Restaurants from throughout the area will have wings for sale with dozens of flavors available! In addition to our judging panel, attendees can vote for their favorite wing in the People’s Choice Award. Even better? There will be live music from No Limitz, cornhole, and other activities on hand!
4 – 8 p.m.
Drake Field • 155 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City 30269

High School Football at Mercedes Benz Stadium
East Coweta opens its 2019 prep football campaign with the fifth of five games of the Corky Kell Classic at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.
East Coweta vs. Mill Creek (Corky Kell Classic, Mercedes-Benz Stadium), 9 p.m.

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Serenbe Playhouse –”The Jungle Book”
Tickets: $18-$25
11 a.m.
8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268
serenbeplayhouse.com/junglebook

Newnan Theatre Company – “Arsenic and Old Lace”
Tickets: $10-$20
8 p.m.
24 1st Avenue, Newnan 30263

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

The Alamo – 8th Annual Blues Plate Special with Kris Youmans Band, Eric Culberson Band, Frankie’s Blues Mission and Leonard Washington
8 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – 2 Broke Kings
9 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Jimmy Bass / Velvet Runway
2 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Chat Hills Music – Mike Farris
8 p.m. • Serenbe, 10744 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills 30268

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

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

Southern Ground Amphitheater – Mother’s Finest / Wet Willie
8 p.m. • 301 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville 30214

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Teacher Appreciation Sunday
Hosted by Crossroads Church in Sharpsburg and will recognize that teachers are making a difference in our community. They will celebrate educators in Coweta County during the 11 a.m. service at the Sharpsburg Campus! All teachers are invited to join us for a special service and reception following in the lobby! All teachers will receive a special appreciation gift.
11 a.m.
3260 Hwy. 16, Sharpsburg 30277

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.

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Serenbe Playhouse –”The Jungle Book”
Tickets: $18-$25
2 p.m.
8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268

Newnan Theatre Company – “Arsenic and Old Lace”
Tickets: $10-$20
3 p.m.
24 1st Avenue, Newnan 30263

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

Fat Boys – Brandon Wylie
3 p.m. • 485 Highway 16 West, Newnan 30263

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