Weekend Things To Do: Memorial Day Weekend

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From Staff Reports

The Memorial Day Weekend has arrived here in Coweta County and with it are numerous events that most everyone can participate in and enjoy.

On Friday, seniors can get some assistance with a free Medicare 101 seminar at the Newnan Carnegie Library. And don’t forget those other seniors – 12th graders – which graduate at Northgate High School later in the evening.

Saturday has four neat activities at Chattahoochee Bend State Park – Scavenger Hunt, Hike and Paddle, Find The Flags and the Ducky Race. East Coweta High graduation takes place early Saturday at Shoemake Stadium. Market Days are set in Grantville and Brooks. There’s the 5K/10K All-American Run in Peachtree City and our Kris Youmans has listed a night full of live and local music, including the first of two nights of the Fayette Music Festival at Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville.

Sunday’s highlights include an encore Hike and Paddle at Chattahoochee Bend State Park and the next-to-last Sunday at the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn.

And on Memorial Day Monday, the 14th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance & Festival takes place in downtown Senoia with the featured Parade starting at 2 p.m. A Memorial Day ceremony is also set for Newnan’s Veterans Park that morning.

Weather-wise, you’ll think it’s summer over this four-day weekend as temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 90s with little or no chance of any rain. With this mini heat wave in place, be sure to stay hydrated during any outside activities over the holiday weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Sales underway from our advertisers: Knox Furniture in Newnan where folks can register to win a La-Z-Boy Full Power Recliner. Knox will be closed Memorial Day. Crumpton Furniture in Fayetteville has everything from 40% up to 60% off and will be open on Memorial Day. LKQ Pick Your Part has a 3-day Sale (May 25-26-27) where customers can get all used parts 40% off. Nissan of Newnan is having an Exclusive 7-Day Super Memorial Sale from May 24-31 where everyone gets approved on vehicle purchases.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 24

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
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.

Medicare 101 at the Carnegie
Call for information on this free event at the Newnan Carnegie Library and to reserve spot..
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
770-683-1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan
https://www.newnancarnegie.com

Northgate High School Graduation
At Henry Seldon Stadium. Valedictorian: Sam Pfliger, Salutatorian: Morgan Robertson.
7:30 p.m.
3220 Fischer Road, Newnan GA 30265

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

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

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

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

Grazing Here – Final Answer Band
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

SummerGrove Golf Club – Full Circle
7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan 30265

Sweetland Amphitheatre – Black Jacket Symphony presents Journey’s Escape & Greatest Hits
8 p.m. • 110 Smith Street, Boyd Park, LaGrange 30240

SATURDAY, MAY 25

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

All-American 5K / 10K
Lace up your running/walking shoes for the 10th Annual All American 5K run/walk and 10K run.  The race starts and finishes at Frederick Brown Amphitheater and is sponsored by American Legion Post 50 and the Peachtree City Running Club.  Proceeds for this event supports the Veteran and Youth programs sponsored by American Legion Post 50. This year’s All American will also be celebrating the Centennial of The American Legion. To commemorate this 100th Birthday of Service to our Veterans, the T-Shirt will feature the winning artwork of a local high school art contest – making this a unique one-of-a-kind collectible.
8 a.m. / Packet pickup at 7 a.m.
404-775-9697 • Shakerag Knoll, McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City 30269

East Coweta High Graduation
At Shoemake Stadium. Valedictorian: Yewon Jasmine Park, Salutatorian: Elaine Joo.
9 a.m.
400 Hwy. 154 South, Sharpsburg GA 30277

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

Flags on Graves
Anyone who would like to participate in placing flags on veteran graves at local cemeteries should meet at the Coweta Veterans Club. Flags and water will be provided. Bring along a long-handled screwdriver to poke holes in the ground for the flag.
9 a.m.
770-251-6949 • 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan 30263

Hike and Paddle at The Bend
Join us for a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with a hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. Come to the visitor center for registration.
$12 Per Person; Parking $5
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan 30263

Find The Flags at The Bend
Help us find the hidden flags throughout the park and bring them up the office for a prize! Flags will be hidden that morning
$5 Parking
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan 30263

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

Grantville Exchange Market Day
A Market Day right in the middle of Grantville’s beautiful downtown area at the Freight Depot. Come enjoy a day of shopping, friends and food.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
15 Grant Street, Grantville GA 30220
facebook.com/thegrantvilleexchange

Memorial Day Ducky Race at The Bend
Rent a duck for the annual Memorial Day Ducky Race. The race will be held at the Wild Turkey Creek behind the office. Ducks are $1 each, and can be rented at the visitor center.
$1, plus $5 Parking
1-1:30 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.

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

The Alamo – II Tone Def
9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

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

The Cellar/ The Bays – Josh Purgason, Battlefield Collective
9 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Grazing Here – Two Broke Kings
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

Southern Ground Amphitheater – Fayette Music Festival / Cody Bearden, Brother Brown & the Soul Reunion
7 p.m.
• 301 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville GA 30214

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

SUNDAY, MAY 26

Hike and Paddle at The Bend
Join us for a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail along with a hour long paddle down. You MUST preregister for this event by calling. Kayaks are available for rent if needed for $30. Come to the visitor center for registration.
$12 Per Person; Parking $5
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan 30263

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

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.

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

Southern Ground Amphitheater – Fayette Music Festival / Solid State, Toni Byrd, Antoine Knight, P-Funk Connection
7 p.m. • 301 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville GA 30214

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

MONDAY, MAY 27

14th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance & Festival
Takes place (rain or shine) in historic downtown Senoia on Memorial Day. Live music and entertainment, food court, children’s activities, military vehicles, arts & crafts vendors, antique dealers and a flyover are all parts of this event. The day is headlined by the Parade which features the 116th National Guard Band at 2 p.m.
And at dark, a fireworks show will be held over Marimac Lakes on Pylant Street
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown Senoia

Memorial Day Ceremony
A Memorial Day Ceremony is set for the Veterans Park in downtown Newnan, next to McKoon Funeral Home. Bring a chair for this event.
11 a.m.
Downtown Newnan

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