Weekend Things To Do: September 20-21-22

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From Staff Reports

A very busy weekend is ahead for the folks in and around Coweta County.

The 2019 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair is the headlining event throughout the weekend, but a pair of festivals – Shakerag and Gingerlily also are on tap in Peachtree City and Sharpsburg, respectively, as well as Main Street Newnan’s Fall Art Walk.

On Friday, it’s the start of the two-day Preschool and Kindergarten Fall Consignment Sale at Newnan First UMC, the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day event at Newnan’s Veterans Park, an American Military History session at Newnan Carnegie Library, the Main Street Newnan Fall Art Walk, Jazz in the Park and five local schools are on the road as prep football continues.

On Saturday, 12 hours of action is scheduled for the Coweta County Fair, the Shakerag and Gingerlily Festivals begin at 9 a.m., there’s a ChildrenConnect’s Mad Hatter Tea and Fashion Show, plus plenty of live and local music at various venues, including Southern Ground Amphitheater hosting Water to Wine and Departure (Journey tribute band).

And on Sunday, the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation presents Jim Auchmutey and ‘Smokelore,’ and Kate’s Club Connects hosts an Orientation and Open House at Odyssey School.

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

Weather-wise, it’s almost perfect with sunny skies and highs in the 80s with lows near 60. No chance of rain is in the forecast.

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Preschool and Kindergarten Fall Consignment Sale
This two-day sale is hosted by the Newnan First United Methodist Church.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
33 Greenville Street, Newnan 30263

POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
Annual ceremony remembering those that served our country and never came home.
11 – 11:55 a.m.
Veterans Park, corner of Temple Ave. & Jackson St., Newnan 30263

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: The Doolittle Raid on Japan
Hosted by the Newnan Carnegie Library. 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 . Dr. Todd enjoys sharing his love for America’s past, present, and future through his teachings. This month he will be covering the Doolittle Raid on Japan which occurred on August 18, 1942. Reservations are requested.
Free
2-4 p.m.
770-683-1347 • 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan 30263

Main Street Newnan hosts Fall Art Walk
The Fall Art Walk Event is a free event and a celebration of local art. Come see art come to life on downtown’s sidewalks! During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host storefront exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Some of our local businesses will serve complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres and have specials and promotions throughout the night. Visitors can expect to stroll through over 35 locations and see the work of at least 50 artists, and you will find a wide variety of art styles and mediums, including oil on canvas, chalk art, engraving, pottery, photography, jewelry making, fiber arts, performing arts and acrylics. The downtown streets and sidewalks are sure to be filled with unexpected talent and delightful entertainment! There is no fee for admission to this event. And this event is an approved open container event.
5-9 p.m.
Downtown Newnan

2019 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair underway
The first weekend of the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair begins tonight with not only the carnival rides and food booths open, but also the exhibit hall and exhibits begin. Ride armbands are available for purchase at the fair which give customers unlimited rides on the day of issue. For Sunday through Thursday, Ride Armbands are $25. For Fridays and Saturdays, Ride Armbands are $30. Individual tickets for rides are also available during normal fair hours. Cost of rides vary. On the Friday schedule …Live music from the 4T’s, Rust and Flame Blacksmith, Shark Encounter, Sam’s Path Exotic Petting Zoo, Southeastern Reptile Rescue and Captain Jim.
$5 Admission (children 5 and under Free)
5 p.m. – Midnight
Coweta County Fairgrounds • 275 Pine Road, 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

Jazz in the Park
Will take place at the Greenville Street Park. The event is free and hosted by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission and follows the Fall Art Walk in downtown Newnan. The headline performer is the Steven Charles Atlanta Jazz Band.
8 -10 p.m.
Greenville Street Park, 11 Greenville Street South, Newnan 30263

2019 Local High School Football
Five of the local high school football squads are in action tonight with Newnan taking the week off. All five schools are also on the road.
East Coweta at North Cobb, 7:30 p.m.
Northgate at Creekside, 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Christian at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.
Heritage School at Valwood School, 7:30 p.m.
Central Christian at Lafayette Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Newnan, open

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

The Alamo – Downtown Fall Art Walk / II Tone Def
9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – Corbett Jackson
9 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Maury Allums
7 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Grazing Here – The Band 85 South
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

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

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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 Bob White Way, Newnan 30263

Preschool and Kindergarten Fall Consignment Sale
This two-day sale is hosted by the Newnan First United Methodist Church.
8 a.m. – Noon
33 Greenville Street, Newnan 30263

Keesha Vessell Vasculitis Walk … Celebrating A Life
This two-mile walk through downtown Newnan isto raise awareness and funds for the Vasculitis Foundation, a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting research, increasing information and helping patients who suffer with any form of Vasculitis. Free t-shirts while they last. Light morning snacks. Keesha, a Newnan native, died in January 2006 of Granulomatosis with Polyangitis, a form of Vasculitis.
8 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Door Prizes
Veterans Park, Corner of Temple Ave. & Jackson St., 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

Sharpsburg’s Gingerlily Festival
At the Recreation Center in Old Town Sharpsburg. Over 65 local and talented artists and crafters, great food, face painting, music and much more.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday
105 Main Street, Sharpsburg 30277

42nd Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival
This two-day event has art, crafts and food vendors galore plus balloon twister, inflatables, face painting, DJ, art activities, carnival games, etc. Located just across the parking lot from the Fred Amphitheater in the PTC Recreation Complex.
Free
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City 30269

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

2019 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair underway
A full 12 hours of the Coweta County Fair is what’s on tap on Saturday with everything in full swing.Ride armbands are available for purchase at the fair which give customers unlimited rides on the day of issue and are $30 on Saturdays. Individual tickets for rides are also available during normal fair hours. Cost of rides vary. On the Saturday schedule … Scarecrow Contest, Police K-9 Demonstration, Ask the Master Gardeners, Donald White the Science Guy, Lumberjack & Lumberjill Contest, Live music from Kiser, Rust and Flame Blacksmith, Shark Encounter, Sam’s Path Exotic Petting Zoo, Southeastern Reptile Rescue and Captain Jim.
$5 Admission (children 5 and under Free)
Noon – Midnight
Coweta County Fairgrounds • 275 Pine Road, 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

Archery in the Park
Join us at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park for archery in the park. Ages 10+, MUST preregister for this event by calling 770-254-7271. Participants must be at the archery range at 1 p.m. for the safety course.
$5 Parking
1 – 3 p.m.
770-254-7271 • 425 Bob White 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.

ChildrenConnect’s Mad Hatter Tea and Fashion Show
Visit Something Special just south of downtown Newnan for a mad fun tea party! Enjoy hat-making, a tea party, and a fun fashion show … a fundraising event at Lillian Gardens. Your ticket includes a tea party
for two, hat making for each child and a wonderful fashion show. All the proceeds benefit ChildrenConnect “Newnan’s Children Museum.”
2 p.m.
470-414-2455 • 83 Greenville St., Newnan, GA 30263
www.childrenconnectmuseum.com

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Serenbe Playhouse –”The Jungle Book”
Tickets: $18-$25
11 a.m.
404- 895-1473  •  8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268
serenbeplayhouse.com/junglebook

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

The Alamo – Good Time Charlie
9:30 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

The Brickhouse – Corbett Jackson
9 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan 30265

The Cellar/ The Bays – Wauchope & Friends / Blaze Alley
2 p.m. / 8 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 30263

Grazing Here – The Four T’s
9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City 30269

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

Southern Ground Amphitheater – Water to Wine / Departure (Journey tribute band)
7 p.m.  •  301 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville 30214

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

42nd Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival
This two-day event has art, crafts and food vendors galore plus balloon twister, inflatables, face painting, DJ, art activities, carnival games, etc. Located just across the parking lot from the Fred Amphitheater in the PTC Recreation Complex.
Free
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City 30269

Sharpsburg’s Gingerlily Festival
At the Recreation Center in Old Town Sharpsburg. Over 65 local and talented artists and crafters, great food, face painting, music and much more.
Noon – 5 p.m. Sunday
105 Main Street, 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.

NCLF presents Jim Auchmutey, ‘Smokelore’
This event will take place at the Newnan Carnegie Library. “Smokelore” – all any barbecue lover needs to know & more! Award-winning culture columnist, author Jim Auchmutey traces the history of barbecue in “Smokelore” and offers up select, time-honored recipes to savor this Fall. Book signing to follow program. Part of the Edgar B. Hollis Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation.
1:45 p.m. Doors open
2 p.m. Program begins
770-683-1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan 30263
https://www.newnancarnegie.com

2019 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair underway
Sunday’s Coweta County Fair begins at 2 p.m. Ride armbands are available for purchase at the fair which give customers unlimited rides on the day of issue and are $25 on Sundays. Individual tickets for rides are also available during normal fair hours. Cost of rides vary. On the Sunday schedule … 4-H, K-9 Dog Show, Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, Youth Cake Decorating Contest, Open Poultry Checkout, Rust and Flame Blacksmith, Shark Encounter, Sam’s Path Exotic Petting Zoo, Southeastern Reptile Rescue and Captain Jim.
$5 Admission (children 5 and under Free)
2 – 10 p.m. Sunday
Coweta County Fairgrounds • 275 Pine Road, Newnan 30263

Kate’s Club Connects in Newnan
A Free Grief Support Club for children Orientation and Open House at the Odyssey School. To attend, please email: [email protected] and request an application.
Free
4-6 p.m.
14 St. John Circle, Newnan 30265
katesclub.org

LOCAL THEATRE
Weekly Play and Musical calendar.

Serenbe Playhouse –”The Jungle Book”
Tickets: $18-$25
2 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.

Fat Boys – David Steen
3 p.m. • 485 Highway 16 West, Newnan 30263

 

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