What To Do This Weekend: May 3-4-5

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From Staff Reports

Another busy weekend is on tap in-and-around Coweta County beginning today.

Southern Crescent Literature and Libations and its trio of authors host an event at Leaf & Bean tonight, along with a pair of performances – The Bridges of Madison County and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – at the Legacy Theatre and Southside Theatre Guild.

On Saturday, Market Day in Newnan, RACE for the Orphans, the Cotton Pickin’ Fair, Georgia Renaissance Festival, Hats and Hooves and Artz in the Park highlight the calendar.

And on Sunday, check out the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Chylaca’s and the Serenbe May Day Festival.

The weather will come into play with rain chances each day, the greatest on Saturday afternoon at 60 percent. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s for the most part.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 3

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.

Southern Crescent Literature and Libations
A college professor walked into a coffee cafe where an attorney and a newspaper journalist were waiting for him. What’s all the hullabaloo about? Find out with our trio of authors, Doug Vinson, Lori Brudner Duff, and Kathy Wilson Florence during an evening with Southern Crescent Literature and Libation at Leaf and Bean on the Square. Food, beverages, and books will be available for purchase. Bring your book club!
Free Admission
6-8 p.m.
22 West Court Square, Newnan 30263

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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Southside
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror at the Southside Theatre Guild for two weekends. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.
Tickets: $20 (online); $25 (at the door); $12 children under 12
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
2:30 p.m. Sunday
770-969-0956 • 20 West Campbellton Street, Fairburn 30213
stgplays.com

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – House Party, 9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan
The Brickhouse – Slippery When Wet, 10 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan
The Cellar/ The Bays – Matt Lyons Band, 9 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan
The Mad Mexican – Ron & John, 6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square
Grazing Here – Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos, 9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City
Sweetland Amphitheater – Buddy Guy,  • 110 Smith Street, LaGrange
SummerGrove Golf Club – Vicki Wyatt Band, 7 p.m. • 335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan

SATURDAY, MAY 4

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

Saturday Blow Out Sale!
Store liquidation and art sale. Lots of great home decor, furniture, art and store displays for sale. Held on the lawn at the Old Tin Gin.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2200 Highway 16, Sargent 30263

Cotton Pickin’ Fair
Return to 1910 where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st century fun. Amidst skilled artisans and antique specialists, the Fair shares remnants of farm life in days gone by. New talent keeps the festival fresh and interesting while returning artists welcome loyal customers seeking to add to individual collections.
Tickets: $10 Adults; $9 Seniors & Military; $5 Children; Free under 7
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
706-538-6814 • 18830 Highway 85, Gay 30218
cpfair.org

7th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K
Run, jog or walk to raise funds for adopting families to help bring their children HOME! Held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Registration on Friday at Dragonfly Running Company in downtown Newnan from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Day of race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Fairgrounds.
Tot Trot (ages 5 & under) – 8:15 a.m.
1 Mile Fun Run – 8:30 a.m.
5K Race – 9 a.m.
770-310-8222 • Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road, Newnan 30263
racefortheorphans.org

Keep Newnan Beautiful Electronics Recyling
Free electronics recycling. TVs and Monitors have fees involved. All events will be held at Newnan City Hall in the back parking lot unless otherwise noted.
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
678-673-5505 • 6 First Avenue, Newnan 30263
keepnewnanbeautiful.org

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

Red Clay Storytelling Festival
Red Clay Storytelling Festival will be held at Hardy Hall/Chapel in Brooks.
Workshops begin at 10 a.m.
985 Highway 85 Connector, Brooks 30205
redclaystory.com

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

BBQ Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels
Celebrate National BBQ Month at Little Giant Farmers Market. Benefits Meals on Wheels of Coweta County.$10 plates include pork bbq sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw. Sandwich with chips $5. Drinks extra (soft drinks, water).
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Highway 29 North, 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 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

Hat & Hooves Derby Affair
Hats and Hooves, the premier fundraising event for Communities In Schools of Coweta County, will take place at the Newnan Utilities Cabin (due to inclement weather) on Kentucky Derby Day, May 4. Buy a ticket and help CIS provide services and support to students struggling to remain in school and graduate. The event includes drinks and small bites, big screen TVs for race watching, and other entertainment.
5 p.m.
770-710-9540 • 1 Young Avenue, Newnan 30263
For tickets: eventbrite.com

Artz in the Park Festival
Celebrating diversity in the arts, with artists around the park painting, live music, several invited dance companies and food held at Newnan’s Greenville Street Park. Bring a blanket a picnic and enjoy an evening of art and performance at sunset.
Free Admission
5 p.m.
770-683-3724 • 51 Greenville Street, Newnan 30263

Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular
Performance at the Nixon Centre.Features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun! Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as our troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts! Mind-boggling artistry and athleticism ignites the imagination of the young and the young in spirit alike!
7 p.m.
770-254-2787 • 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan 30265
thenixoncentre.tix.com

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Southside
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror at the Southside Theatre Guild for two weekends.
Tickets: $20 (online); $25 (at the door); $12 children under 12
8 p.m.
770-969-0956 • 20 West Campbellton Street, Fairburn 30213
stgplays.com

Local and Live Music
From Kris Youmans’ Music calendar each month in The Paper.
The Alamo – Live Band Karaoke, 9 p.m. • 19 West Court Square, Newnan
Grazing Here – The Wyatt Band, 9 p.m. • 2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City
The Brickhouse – A2Z Band, 9 p.m. • 80 Newnan Station, Newnan
The Cellar/ The Bays – David Scott, Capo 3, 9 p.m. • 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan
The Mad Mexican – Larry Mills, 6 p.m. • 2 East Court Square

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Cotton Pickin’ Fair
Return to 1910 where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st century fun.
Tickets: $10 Adults; $9 Seniors & Military; $5 Children; Free under 7
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
706-538-6814 • 18830 Highway 85, Gay 30218
cpfair.org

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

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
At Chylca’s Mexican Restaurant & Grill. Live music, giveaways and drink specials. Domestic or imported bottled beer, $3.50; House Margarita Pitchers, $14.99; and Jose Cuervo Tequila Shots, $3.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
770-252-6821 • 20 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan 30263

Serenbe May Day Festival
May Day is a celebration of arts and culture at Serenbe. The streets of our Selborne neighborhood are lined with local and regional makers, food trucks and live music, while other visual and performing artists stroll throughout the community sharing their work and whimsy. Each year, the children of Serenbe perform a traditional May Pole dance in the middle of the festival.
Tickets: $5; Children 3 and under, Free
Noon – 5 p.m.
10950 Hutcheson’s Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills 30268
serenbe.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.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Southside
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror at the Southside Theatre Guild for two weekends.
Tickets: $20 (online); $25 (at the door); $12 children under 12
2:30 p.m.
770-969-0956 • 20 West Campbellton Street, Fairburn 30213
stgplays.com

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: racefortheorphans.org

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