Weekender: See & Do

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The Jason Connelly Band, coming to Southern Ground Social Club on Saturday. 


• Southern Ground Social Club presents its first singer/songwriter showcase, featuring Antique Rodeo Show, Fester Hagood, Jeb Stuart Band, Jason Ace Davis and The Law Band, today. Doors open at 7:30, and the show starts at 8:30. $10 cover. On Saturday, Jason Connelly Band performs. Saturday show is a $5 cover charge, 21 and up. For more info on shows at the Zac Brown-owned venue in Senoia, call 770-727-9072.

• The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts brings the Broadway Boys to Newnan on Saturday at 7 p.m. The band is made up of Broadway performers singing many Broadway favorites, including “Wicked” and “Hair.” Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. For more information, call 770-254-2787.

• The Newnan Junior Service League will host a Sporting Clay Shoot today to benefit its annual Christmas in Newnan project. The shoot will be at Blalock Lakes Hunt Club at The Lodge in Newnan. Registration and breakfast at 9 a.m., shoot at 10 a.m., and lunch following the last shot. Individual $150, teams of four are $600. To register, contact njslsportingclays@gmail.com. For more info visit njslonline.org or “like” the NJSL on Facebook.

• Newnan Theatre Company marked the opening of ‘“night Mother.” Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, this play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman. Mature content. Adult tickets are $14 ($12 for seniors/students, $8 for kids) and can be purchased at www.newnantheatre.org. For info call 770-683-6282 or artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.

• Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation continues bringing scholars to town to share insights on civilizations. Each scholar will give a 6:30 p.m. lecture. The overall theme for the talks will be “Lasting Legacies of the Past.” The next speaker will be Joseph Allen Kicklighter on Oct. 7, presenting on early Christianity.

• Sowing Seeds of Harmony & Hope — On Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., the Wadsworth Auditorium will host fundraising concert for New Leaf Community Garden featuring Al Petteway and Amy White. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at alandamybenefitconcert.brownpapertickets.com.

• Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church announces its annual Open Car Show held on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Door Prizes, 50/50 and Silent Auction to be held. First 50 cars get dash plaques. Proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Group of Coweta County.

• Bugs4Christ Inc. and Georgia Dubs will be presenting a cruise-in fundraiser in Newnan on Oct. 19. All proceeds from the event will go to the Alvarado family of Newnan. The cruise-in car show will be held at Smokey Road Middle School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $10 minimum donation is asked and spectators may enter for free. The event will include a car show, music, a raffle, local vendors, barbecue plates and other food. Volunteers and donations are needed for the car show. Email bus4christ@windstream.net or contact Darrell Land at 478-960-7090 for more info.

• Each year, the fire department and the Peachtree City Optimists join to provide a fun, safe evening for the whole family in conjunction with Halloween. Six activity filled rooms for ages 3-10. "House of Clues" will be held Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.

• 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.



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