Weekend Things To Do – May 17, 18, 19

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From Staff Reports

There’s plenty of family events and activities again taking place this weekend in-and-around Coweta County.

Tonight, the Coweta Cattlemen’s 29th Annual Championship Rodeo begins a two-night run with Kids’ Night as tickets are 1/2 price ($5) for the youngsters.

On Saturday, Keris Kares Royal Run and Family Fun Day takes place in the morning in downtown Newnan. Later that day, a Community Open House hosted by Coweta Wellness Collective is set from 2 – 5 p.m.

And Sunday, the monthly Artists & Makers Pop-Up Market is at RPM in downtown Newnan. Also, each of the three local public high schools – East Coweta, Newnan and Northgate – conduct Baccalaureate Services at 2 and 3 p.m.

Plenty of local music is taking place: Dennis DeYoung (formerly of Styx) takes the stage at The Fred Amphitheater in Peachtree City with his Grand Illusion Tour show on Friday. And on Saturday, Kris Youmans hosts Newnan Unplugged at Vinylyte Records in downtown Newnan beginning at 7 p.m. Look below for the various venues and artists scheduled.

Weather-wise, it should be mostly dry and warm with temperatures each day in the upper 80s. Only a 30 percent rain chance today and 20 percent on Sunday night is in the National Weather Service forecast.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 17

AARP Smart Driver Course
Held at the Peachtree City Library. The AARP Smart Driver course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, participants may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance agent for details).
Cost: $15 for AARP members; All others: $20 Cash or check accepted on day of class.
9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
201 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City 30269

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.
1-8 p.m.

Coweta Cattlmen’s & 29th Annual Championship Rodeo
This 29th annual event takes place at the Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan. Friday is Kids Night with Tickets at 1/2 price and Saturday is “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” Night.
Tickets: Adults $15, Kids (4-12) $5, Kids 3-&-Under Free
8 p.m.
275 Pine Road • Newnan 30263
cowetacattlemens.com

The Sound of Music
Performance at the Newnan Theatre Company. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children.
Tickets: $17-$13-$10
8 p.m.
770-683-6282 • 24 First Avenue, Newnan 30263
https://www.newnantheatre.org

The Bridges of Madison County
This performance now thru May 19 at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question” “What if…?” This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
Tickets: $15-$40
8 p.m.
404-895-1473 • 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone 30290
thelegacytheatre.org

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – DJ Nevian, 9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan
The Brickhouse – Poison Whiskey, 10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan
The Cellar/ The Bays – Michael Zaib, 9 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan
The Fred Amphitheater – Dennis DeYoung & The Grand Illusion Tour, 8 p.m., 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City
The Mad Mexican – JT Murphy, 6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square
Grazing Here – Eley Road, 9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City
SummerGrove Golf Club – Off Ramp, 7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Keris Kares Royal Run
This Royal Run celebrates life and what would have been Keris’ 10th Birthday. There’s plenty of fun to go around including a 1-Mile Fun Run & Walk, a 5K Run/Walk, Butterfly Release and Family Fun Day. Proceeds from this event funds the Keris Kares Family Emergency Fund, where household bills are paid for families dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis.  Keris Kares’ mission is to provide hope for families dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis by providing spiritual, emotional, and financial support.
6:30 a.m. – Registration
7:45 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Royal Dash Run/Walk
8 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk (Chip Timed)
9:15 a.m. – Awards Ceremony
9:30 a.m. – Butterfly Release & Family Fun Day
19 West Court Square and Greenville Street Park, Downtown Newnan 30263

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 Bobwhite Way, 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

Georgia Renaissance Festival
Each weekend through June 2, you can step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England! Our 32-acre village is filled with over 150 artisan craft shoppes, 10 stages of endless entertainment, wonderful pubs and taverns, plus food galore! You’ll laugh out loud at the antics of our costumed characters, try your skill at carnival games, and enjoy human-powered rides for kids of all ages. Did we mention food? Giant roasted turkey legs, fish and chips, hearty ales, mead and more – a feast fit for Royalty! It’s a full day of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family.
Tickets: $19.95 (online), $23.95 (at the gate); children $9.95 / $11.95; 5-and-under free
10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
770-964-8575 • 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn 30213
garenfest.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.
1-8 p.m.

Community Open House
Hosted by Coweta Wellness Collective. Grab your friends, co-workers, and family for a Community Open House and learn about all the ways we can help you achieve your wellness goals.
2 to 5 p.m.
37 Calumet Pkwy, Suite G-101, Newnan  30263
cowetawellnesscollective.com

The Bridges of Madison County
This performance now thru May 19 at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.
Tickets: $15-$40
3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
404-895-1473 • 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone 30290
thelegacytheatre.org

Coweta Cattlmen’s & 29th Annual Championship Rodeo
This 29th annual event takes place at the Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan. Friday is Kids Night with Tickets at 1/2 price and Saturday is “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” Night.
Tickets: Adults $15, Kids (4-12) $10, Kids 3-&-Under Free
8 p.m.
275 Pine Road • Newnan 30263
cowetacattlemens.com

The Sound of Music
Performance at the Newnan Theatre Company. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun.
Tickets: $17-$13-$10
8 p.m.
770-683-6282 • 24 First Avenue, Newnan 30263
https://www.newnantheatre.org

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – Final Answer Band, 9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan

The Brickhouse – Common Rarity, 9 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan

The Cellar/ The Bays – Trevor Patillo, 9 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan

Grazing Here – The Band 85 South, 9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City

Great Southern Pub – Corbette Jackson, 8 p.m. • 100 East Main Street, Hogansville
Vinylyte Records – Newnan Unplugged, hosted by Kris Youmans with James Tyler Wallace, Shane Secor, Mutt Cooper, Parker Crutchfield, J.C. Morris, 7 p.m. • 28 South Court Square, Newnan


SUNDAY, MAY 19

Georgia Renaissance Festival
Each weekend through June 2, you can step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England!
Tickets: $19.95 (online), $23.95 (at the gate); children $9.95 / $11.95; 5-and-under free
10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
770-964-8575 • 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn 30213
garenfest.com

Artists & Makers Pop-Up Market
The monthly Artists and Makers Popup Market  takes place in the parking lot of RPM Full Service in downtown Newnan.
12:30 to 6 p.m.
770-683-1414 • 15 Jackson 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.
1-8 p.m.

Baccalaureate Services
Each of the Coweta County public schools have Baccalaureate Services scheduled.
East Coweta High, Crossroads Church, 3 p.m.
Newnan High, First Baptist Church of Newnan, 2 p.m.
Northgate High, Crossroads Church, 2 p.m.

The Sound of Music
Performance at the Newnan Theatre Company. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun.
Tickets: $17-$13-$10
2 and 7 p.m.
770-683-6282 • 24 First Avenue, Newnan 30263
https://www.newnantheatre.org

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
Fatboys – Josh Rodgers, 3 p.m. • 485 Highway 16 West, Newnan

The Bridges of Madison County
This performance now thru May 19 at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.
Tickets: $15-$40
3 p.m. – Sunday
404-895-1473 • 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone 30290
thelegacytheatre.org

BINGO! at Coweta Veterans Club
Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo every Sunday.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.
6 p.m.
770-251-6949 • 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan 30263

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Photo credit: Keris Kares Royal Run

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