Weekend Things To Do: May 31, June 1-2

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From Staff Reports

Another weekend of family fun and events is in store here in the Coweta County area.

On Friday, folks can learn to play poker at Monarch House Assisted Living in Newnan and later stroll over to Peachtree City for the start of the Smokin Bike Fest, a world-class BBQ and BMX event.

Saturday offers up Market Day on the downtown Newnan Square, the 12th Annual Hydrangea Festival in Douglasville, a performance of the Wizard of Oz at the Wadsworth Auditorium in Newnan and music from the 1970s with a concert by John Ford Coley and Firefall at Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville.

And Sunday, its the last day of the 2019 Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn and you can listen to some 1980s and 1990s music from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at The Fred Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

Weather-wise, still plenty of sunshine all three days as the early heat wave continues. Saturday’s high though drops to 87 degrees. The National Weather Service lists virtually no chance of rain.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 31

Red Cross Blood Drive
Peachtree City Library Red Cross Blood Drive in Floy Farr Room. While “walk-ins” are welcome, potential donors may either sign up online or calling. Use sponsor code: PTClibrary to make an appointment.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1-800-733-2767 • 201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City 30269
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

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.

Learn To Play Poker
Hosted by Monarch House Assisted Living. Poker keeps your mind active and requires focus, concentration and patience.
2 to 4 p.m.
678-552-9867 • 299 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA 30263
monarchhouse.net

Smokin Bike Fest
It’s a combination of World-Class BBQ and World-Class BMX competitors at this two-day event held at the McIntosh Recreation Complex and BMX Track, adjacent to the Fred Amphitheater. Come Join Us on Friday and come hungry! Enjoy music, food trucks and Kid’s Activities as you stroll around smelling the effects of the Pro Cook Teams as they start to create their Prize-Winning BBQ. With over 35 cook teams, you’ll see how they create their Prize-Winning BBQ. Proceeds benefit the Peachtree City BMX Club. Pet Friendly event.
Free Admission
Friday: 5 to 9 p.m.
770-487-8877 • 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City GA 30269
https://smokinbikefest.com/

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.

The Brickhouse – Psycho Devilles
10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan 30265

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

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

Grazing Here – Second Time Around
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

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

Floating for Families Duck Race
The first Floating for Families Duck Race sponsored by Family Patterns Matter is part of a four-hour event celebrating National Children’s Day at Lynch Pool Park. Participants can adopt a duck for $5. The duck race is from 10-11:30 a.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
23 Richard Allen Drive, Newnan 30263
familypatternsmatter.org

12th Annual Hydrangea Festival
The Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival, Garden Tour and Flower Show is a two day event held at Douglas County High School in Douglasville. Check out the Home and Garden Market, Arts and Crafts Market, plus Kids Zone, Food Court and Chalk Art. Costs may be associated with Garden Tours, Speakers and Vendors.
Free Admission
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
678-449-3939 • 8705 Campbellton Street, Douglasville 30134

Market Day in Downtown Newnan
Market Day is the very first Saturday of each month from April to December in downtown Newnan. The Market features over 50 vendors made up of local artisans, artists and farmers offering handmade, homemade and homegrown products, with new vendors and new products each month. Market Day favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams & jellies, salsa, pottery, art, freshly baked goods, handmade furniture, birdhouses, wood art, and much more! Pickin’ on the Square also occurs simultaneously each month during the Market Day. It’s the vernacular sounds of local musicians playing acoustic music around the Courthouse Lawn and side streets. Any musician with an acoustic instrument is invited to join..
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Courthouse Square, Downtown Newnan 30263

Georgia Renaissance Festival
Last weekend of this 2019 event. 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

Smokin Bike Fest
It’s a combination of World-Class BBQ and World-Class BMX competitors at this two-day event held at the McIntosh Recreation Complex and BMX Track, adjacent to the Fred Amphitheater. Come hungry on Saturday and purchase Taster Kits with 9 random samples of Competition BBQ for just $10! You’ll then be able to vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Competition. Proceeds benefit the Peachtree City BMX Club. Pet Friendly event.
Free Admission
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
770-487-8877 • 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City GA 30269
https://smokinbikefest.com/

Author Book Signing
Come by Southern Fried Books from 12 to 2 p.m. and meet the award-winning author Roger Johns. His critically acclaimed books Dark River Rising (2017) and River of Secrets (2018) will be available for sale and signing.
Noon – 2 p.m.
770-683-1239 • 29 Jackson Street, Newnan 30263

Meet The Ranger – National Trails Day
Come meet our staff and learn more about the trails here at The Chattahoochee Bend State Park. We will also be giving away Nature Valley Granola Bars to all guest that day. We will be set up at the visitor center.
$5 Parking
Noon – 2 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.
1-8 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz
Southern Arc Dance Center will celebrate the 80th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz Musical with a performance of this classic at Wadsworth Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased in advance at their website or at the door.
Tickets: $15, general admission; children under 5, $8
5 p.m.
770-683-3725 • 25 Jefferson St., Newnan, GA 30263
www.southernarcdance.org

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.

The Brickhouse – DayGlow Music Southern Jam Night II
6 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Matt Lyons / Two Dogs and Friends
9 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

Great Southern Pub – Area 53
9 p.m. • 100 East Main Street, Hogansville 30230

Southern Ground Amphitheater – John Ford Coley & Firefall
8 p.m. • 301 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville GA 30214

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

12th Annual Hydrangea Festival
The Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival, Garden Tour and Flower Show is a two day event held at Douglas County High School in Douglasville. Check out the Home and Garden Market, Arts and Crafts Market, plus Kids Zone, Food Court and Chalk Art. Costs may be associated with Garden Tours, Speakers and Vendors.
Free Admission
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
678-449-3939 • 8705 Campbellton Street, Douglasville 30134

Georgia Renaissance Festival
This is the last day of the 2019 event. 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

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.

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.

The Fred Amphitheater – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
7:30 p.m. • 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City 30269

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: Smokin Bike Fest Facebook page

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