Weekend Things To Do: October 25-26-27

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From Staff Reports

One of the busiest weekend calendars of the year is set, beginning today, with at least 14 Halloween or Fall Festival-themed events taking place in-and-around Coweta County.

Weather will play a part in the weekend events as well with rain chances above 60 percent each day through Sunday night. Check social media to find out if events are re-scheduled, postponed or cancelled.

Starting today (Friday), the Newnan Carnegie Library has a pair of events – Exercise is Medicine and a Military History program. Downtown Senoia businesses host their annual Trick or Treat affair, Piedmont Newnan Hospital is hosting it’s inaugural Soiree at The Newnan Centre, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society has a Spirit Tasting, Leaf & Bean hosts Boos and Booze, and all six local prep football teams are in action, three playing at home (East Coweta, Newnan and Heritage School).

On Saturday, the Chatthoochee Bend State Park has its Scavenger Hunt in the morning and Halloween event later in the day, Keep Newnan Beautiful has a Paint Recycle event, Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center hosts the 12th Annual Autumn Chase, it’s DEA Drug Take-Back Day at four locations, Fall Festivals take place at Ashley Park, Peachtree City’s Drake Field, New Hope Baptist Church and a fundraiser ‘Fierce Georgia’ at Grantville’s Rednexican, Nissan of Newnan has it’s own Trunk or Treat event, and the Oak Hill Cemetery Tour sponsored by Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen, the McRitchie-Hollis Museum Haunted Mansion and Main Street Newnan’s Tucked Away Music Festival wrap up the day.

And finally on Sunday, the Sacred Harp Singing is at the Historic Coweta County Courthouse, there’s Howloween on the Linc for Pets, a Jens Voigt Meet and Greet at Atlanta Trek, and a Masterwork’s Chorale presentation “The Music of Living” at The Nixon Centre.

Theatrical events at Serenbe Playhouse – “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” – and Wadsworth Auditorium – “Dracula” by Southern Arc Dance. And Kris Youmans provides below the music calendar for the weekend at the area’s local venues.

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

Weather-wise, a couple of systems – one from the Gulf of Mexico and another from the Northwest – will bring a lot of moisture into the area thus creating an 80 percent rain chance today, 70 percent tonight, 50 percent on Saturday, 80 percent on Saturday night then 60 percent on Sunday. High temperatures will range from 66 to 74 degrees and the lows from 63 to 54.

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

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
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

Downtown Senoia Trick or Treat
Participating merchants in downtown Senoia will host their annual Trick or Treat event. Fun-filled event for the kids. Merchants will have signs and/or balloons to indicate which is taking part in the event.
Free Event
3-5 p.m.
Downtown Senoia 30276

Piedmont Newnan Soiree
The inaugural philanthropic event benefiting Piedmont Newnan Hospital is set for The Terrace at the Newnan Centre. This fundraising event assists Piedmont Newnan, a not-for-profit hospital, to provide complimentary support services for cancer patients at the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center.
Tickets: To purchase, visit give.piedmont.org/newnansoiree
6 – 11 p.m.
The Terrace at Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan 30263

Boos & Booze – Costumed Wine Tasting
Leaf and Bean’s October Wine Tasting Event is going to get spooky! Come in costume, it’s your night to dress up! Tickets include three wine samples, one full glass of your choice and small food pairings.
Tickets: $15
6-9 p.m.
22 West Court Square, Downtown Newnan 30263

Spirit Tasting at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum
Join the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and McRitchie-Hollis Museum for a night of spirit tasting led by noted expert Jordan Gregory from United Distributers. Participants will partake in small bites paired with scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys, and have the opportunity to learn about the “spirits” that once lived in the historic home. End the evening with a signature drink and live music! Must be 21 years or over to attend. Limited seating. For info, call 770-251-0207.
Tickets: $45 (availabe at Museum or on Eventbrite)
7 – 9 p.m.
74 Jackson 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

2019 Local High School Football
All six of the local high school football squads are in action tonight with three games here locally.
Pebblebrook at East Coweta, 7:30 p.m.
Westlake at Newnan, 7:30 p.m.
Northgate at Tri-Cities, 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Christian at Holy Innocents, 7:30 p.m.
Terrell Academy at Heritage School, 7:30 p.m.
Central Christian at Piedmont Academy, 7:30 p.m.

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

Wadsworth Auditorium – Dracula
Tickets: $20
7 p.m.
770-683-3724 • 25 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

The Alamo – TBA
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 – Maury Allums / Henley Band
5:30 p.m. / 8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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

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

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Paint Recycling in Downtown Newnan
Keep Newnan Beautiful is hosting a Paint Recycling event. Bring your WET, OLD paint and let KNB recycle it! Collection fees apply: $2 for one gallon of latex OR $3 for one gallon of oil. Discounts available for city residents. Contact the KNB office at 678-673-5505 with questions.
8 a.m. – Noon
Behind City Hall, 25 LaGrange Street, Newnan 30263

12th Annual Autumn Chase at Carl Miller Park
The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Fitness Center will host the 12th annual Autumn Chase around the beautiful lakes at Newnan Utilities’ Carl Miller Park in Newnan. The Autumn Chase Trail Race, which supports the fitness center’s community fitness programs, consists of a 15k (nine miles) race beginning at 8 a.m., a 5k (3.2 miles) race beginning at 8:30 a.m., a one-mile fun run starting at 9:15 a.m., and a tot trot at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in supporting the event but not participating in the races can enjoy activities for the entire family, including Kids’ Castle Park, sponsor giveaways and more. Register at the Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center in downtown Newnan or at piedmont.org/autumnchase.
Registration Fee: $30
One-Mile Fun Run & Kids ages 12 & Under: $10
8 a.m. –15 K Race / 8:30 a.m. – 5K Race / 9:15 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run / 9:30 a.m. – Tot Trot
74 Sewell Road, 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!
Parking $5
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, 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

DEA Drug Take Back Day
Four sites will be set up in Coweta County for the DEA Drug Take Back Day. This is an opportunity for residents to properly dispose of old prescription drugs.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Newnan National Guard Armory • 12 Armory Road, Newnan (next to Newnan HS)
Newnan Utilities Wahoo Creek Adm. Building • 315 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd, Newnan
Cornerstone United Methodist Church • 2956 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, Sharpsburg
Senoia United Methodist Church • 229 Bridge Street, Senoia

Nissan of Newnan’s Trunk or Treat
Join Nissan of Newnan for an early Halloween! Bring the family and spend the day at our Trunk or Treat! We are having costume contests for the little ones as well as crafts and face painting! We will be cooking out!!! 92.5 The Bear will be joining us Live! There will be prizes, lots of candy, and free tickets to Six Flags. You do not want to miss out.
Free Event
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
783 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan 30265

3rd Annual Ashley Park Fall Festival
It’s the 3rd Annual Ashley Park Fall Festival. Trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin decorating, face painting and all things Fall! Event sponsored by Georgia Military College.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
354 Newnan Crossing Bypass, 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.

Peachtree City’s Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
Hosted by the City of Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events and Police Department. Put on your costume and head to Drake Field for an afternoon of family fun including: Costume contests, bounce houses, face painting, hay maze, balloon art, food vendors, music, pumpkin painting, Lego building, Fall games, Rock wall and more! The Peachtree City Police Department will host the Trunk-or-Treat featuring decorated city vehicles in the parking lot!
2 p.m. – Family Activities start
4 p.m. – Trunk or Treat starts
4:30 p.m. – Costume contests
Drake Field, 155 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City 30269

The ‘Fierce Georgia’ Fall Festival Fundraiser
Fierce Georgia’ Minor is a sweet little 2 year old girl who was born with Trisomy 18 also known as Edwards Syndrome. This fundraising event is family friendly and will have a fall/Halloween theme with candy, facepainting, door prizes, raffle tickets to be purchased and you will be able to buy food in the Rednexican. Come and have fun while supporting this wonderful, local family! There will be a $10.00 donation per child but all events will be free except for food at the Rednexican.
$10 Donation per child
4 – 8:30 p.m.
The Rednexican, 13 Church Street, Grantville 30220

4th Annual Oak Hill Cemetery Tour
Experience the wonder of Newnan’s Oak Hill Cemetery as never before during the 4th Annual Oak Hill Cemetery Tour, “Stories to Crow About.” In this interactive, immersive experience of Oak Hill Cemetery, costumed actors will enthrall ticket holders with lively, engaging tales of Newnan’s rich history. Tours depart every 20 minutes from nearby Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen where ticket holders enjoy a BBQ dinner and a performance by the New Orleans style jazz band, Mayhayley’s Grave. The 2019 tour benefits ChildrenConnect, Newnan’s interactive children’s museum located in the historic Male Academy on Temple Avenue.
Tickets: $30 Adults / $20 Children 12 and under (can be purchased at Eventbrite)
3:40 – 6:30 p.m.
470-414-2544 or 678-416-3121 • 98 Jackson Street, Newnan 30263

McRitchie’s Haunted Mansion and Fall Festival
The Halloween season is a particular favorite of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) and McRitchie-Hollis Museum, and the organization is celebrating with McRitchie’s Haunted Mansion and Fall Festival — a family-friendly haunted house honoring the spooky, ghostly, and mysterious aspects of Coweta County history. McRitchie’s Haunted Mansion and Fall Festival is intended to be an affordable, family-friendly event. Guests purchase tickets at the event to participate in activity booths. Tickets are only $1 each and festival activities range from 1 to 5 tickets with the Haunted Mansion tour being five (5) tickets per person (adult and children). The first Haunted Mansion tour begins at 4 p.m.
Tickets: $1
74 Jackson Street, Newnan 30263

New Hope Baptist Fall Festival
New Hope Baptist Newnan is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Saturday. Lots of family-friendly fun with pumpkin decorating, cakewalk, hayride, obstacle course, slide, face painting, games and prizes, door prizes, and food. Free event and everyone is welcome. No scary costumes.
Free Event
5 – 7:30 p.m.
3989 Corinth Road, Newnan 30263

Halloween at The Bend
Trick or Treat in Campground 1 starts at 6 p.m. and the event is free. Cotton Candy and Popcorn will be for sale for $1. Costume Contest in campground 1 at 7 p.m. and it’s free. Pumpkin carving contest at 6:45 p.m. with a $2 per entry. Campsite decorating contest judged at 7:15 p.m.
Parking $5
6- 8 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan 30263

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 – Dracula
Tickets: $20
7 p.m.
770-683-3724 • 25 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

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 – Southern Rock Fest for Cancer / Halloween Party with LK3
Noon / 10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Jimmy Bass / Josh Gilbert
2 p.m. / 8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Grazing Here – Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

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

Tucked Away Music Festival – 3rd Shift, Frankie’s Blues Mission, Line Creek Bluegrass, Matt Moskal, Stella Weaver
2 – 7 p.m. • Downtown Newnan 30263

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

Sacred Harp Singing at the Historic Courthouse
Whether you are familiar with Sacred Harp Singing or if it is new to you, please join them on Sunday for the annual Sacred Harp Singing, at the Historic 1904 Courthouse (downtown Newnan). Admission is free. Come and enjoy the singing for a few minutes or stay all day! For more info, please contact the chairman of this event Mark Puckett at 770-254-2627 or 770-251-4951.
Free Event
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
200 Court Square, 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.

Howloween on the Linc
It’s going to be a howlin’ good time on the LINC with treats, not tricks, and heaps of huggin’ and licks! Join us for our 1st annual Howloween on the LINC … for pets and their people with Trick-or-Treating, Pet Parade and a Costume Contest. Presented by Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center and hosted by Friends of LINC.
Free Event
2 – 4:30 p.m.
Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan 30263

Jens Voigt Meet and Greet
Atlanta Trek in Newnan is very excited to host an opportunity for our cycling community to meet world famous champion cyclist Jens Voigt. Stop into our Newnan store to meet and talk with Jens and receive a signed poster. During his cycling career, Voigt raced for several teams, including UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing. He is a five time winner of the Critérium International and has clenched stage victories in the Tour de France twice among several dozen of other racing accolades. In 2014 he set a record for the longest distance cycled in one hour on a bicycle.
Free Event
3 – 6 p.m.
9 West Broad Street, Newnan 30263

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

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

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

The Alamo – House Party
TBA • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

Fat Boys – Charlie Hudgins
3 p.m. • 485 Highway 16 West, Newnan 30263

The Nixon Centre – Masterworks Chorale presents ‘The Music of Living’
2:30 p.m. • 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan 30265

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