Weekender: See & Do
• Southern Ground Social Club presents Atlanta’s outlaw country act, The Law Band, Friday, Sept. 20 for a special acoustic show. The members of The Law Band will swap out all night in different combinations as they keep playing. On Saturday, Sept. 21, local son, Brian Collins, come to SGSC. Both shows are $5 cover charge, 21-and-up. Shows start at 9 p.m. For more information about shows at the Zac Brown-owned venue in Senoia, call 770-727-9072.
• The Alamo will feature “Karaoke Madness” on Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. The event is free to attend. The Alamo is located at 19 West Court Square in downtown Newnan. For more information call 770-683-2526.
• 2013 Coweta County Fair runs through Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds south of Newnan on Pine Road, sponsored by Newnan Kiwanis Club. Hours: 5-midnight Friday; noon-midnight Saturday; 2-10 p.m. Sunday; 5-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Gate admission $5, unlimited ride armbands $25 good during specified times. Entertainment includes the Eudora Farms exotic animals and petting zoo, and a BMX show through Monday. See the Muttville Comix, the Torres Family Circus, and the Puppetone Rockers. The High Rollers historic bicycles daily on the midway. Local bands play every night, and Sat., Sept. 28 brings Texaco Country Showdown music talent show 7-11 p.m. Details: www.CowetaCountyFair.org or Coweta County Extension Office at 770-254-2620.
• The rural heritage of south Metro Atlanta area in general and the community of Inman in particular will be celebrated this week with the 17th annual Inman Farm Heritage Days on Minter’s Farm in the south Fayette County community of Inman. As it has in the past, the three-day event, Sept. 20-22, will showcase the tractors and equipment that once worked the fields around the show grounds just off Ga. Highway 92 South at 283 Hill’s Bridge Road, Fayetteville. Old-iron enthusiasts from across the state – many of them from Coweta County – bring their tractors and engines to share them with visitors to the show. Some tractors have been in the same family for more than 50 years. Others were rescued from fencerows or salvage yards and returned to showroom-like condition. Inman Farm Heritage Days offers free admission. Visitors can support the show by purchasing souvenir programs and t-shirts. For more information visit www.mintersfarm.com or call 770-461-2840.
• Barnes & Noble in Newnan will host seven local authors with new titles on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. From Paranormal Romance and Fantasy to Inspiration and Memoir, local talent is on display and will be signing books during the event. Participating authors are: —Dylan Higgins: “The Stirring: Book Two of the Emblem and the Lantern”
—Lauren Mitchell: “Things Pondered from a Mother's Heart”
—Michael Sherrard: “Relational Apologetics”
—Jillian Neal: “Within the Realm”
—Peggy Holloway: “My Journey with Meniere's Disease”
—Shanon Grey: “Meadow's Keep”
—David Wilson: “The Night Mayor”
• Mystery Story Contest — The Friends of the Powell Library group is holding a mystery writing contest for youth and teens in conjunction with its fall 2013 Annual Author Party, and the deadline is nearing for submissions. The Author Party will feature Patricia Sprinkle, “a thoroughly Southern mystery writer.” Each short story should be between 1,000-2,500 words and should feature a corresponding book cover. Writers and illustrators must be 10 to 18 years old. Two youths may collaborate on the entry and split a prize. There will be a grand prize winner from these three levels: Elementary School, Middle School and High School. These winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. Winning entries will be displayed at the A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Public Library on Hospital Road in Newnan as well as published on the library’s website. Deadline for entries is Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Information sheets can be found at any Coweta Library System branch. For further questions, contact Friends Board Member Jane Westberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Patrick Dennis, owner of the Decatur Gallery and the co-founder and President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC will present a program at the Oct. 1 meeting of local group FAACE, Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs. The meeting held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Peachtree City, begins at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Dennis is co-founder and manager of popular and successful festivals, outdoor public art events and shows such as the Chastain Arts Festival, the Spring and Fall Fine Art Festival on Ponce, the Summer Piedmont Art Show and the Sandy Springs Art Show. Dennis will focus on the jury process in art shows, how galleries and art shows work and art marketing. For more information go to www.affps.com, www.decaturgallery.com, or www.faace.org, or call 770-487-0426.
• Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation is bringing scholars to town to share their insights on civilizations from Babylon to 17th century France. Each scholar will give a 6:30 p.m. lecture at the second floor meeting room of the Carnegie at Newnan’s Court Square. Afterward, there will be a time for conversation at a downtown cafe. The overall theme for the talks is “Lasting Legacies of the Past.” The speakers are all faculty members at Auburn University. The next speaker is Joseph Allen Kicklighter on Oct. 7, presenting on early Christianity. He is a professor of history and the history department’s undergraduate program officer.
• Pickin’ on the Square — Main Street Newnan hosts Pickin' on the Square the first and third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. on the Court Square in downtown Newnan. All musicians are invited to come down to Newnan’s Court Square and play. All music genres and skill levels are welcome as long as it’s acoustic.
• Rebel Reelers Square Dance Club — Dances 8-10 p.m. first and third Fridays at Coweta Recreation Department, Hospital Road, Newnan. Meets in Johnny Brown Building, air-conditioned multi-purpose building. Square dancing and round dancing, along with finger foods. Club offers lessons. Details: Darline Barge, Pres., 770-617-1211; email@example.com.