Weekender: See & Do

• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia presents Homegrown on Friday, Nov. 8. On Saturday, Nov. 9, South Georgia’s Daniel Johnson Band returns to SGSC with their flavor of country rock. Both shows are $5 (cover charge), 21-and-up. Shows start at 9 p.m. For details call 770-727-9072. • Newnan Theatre Company will host improv comedy troupe N.I.T.W.I.T.S. on Nov. 16. This is a holiday special, with ideas planned for every holiday imaginable. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $5. Visit the NTC website at www.newnantheatre.org or purchase tickets at the box office. The theatre is located at 24 First Avenue, in downtown Newnan. For questions about show content, email Tony Daniel at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org . • Downton Abbey program sponsored by Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation is Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. It is $20 per person and includes the program and tea. The Carnegie is at 1 LaGrange St. Details: 770-683-1347. • “Pinocchio” continues at Southside Theatre Guild. A fresh and exciting retelling of the beloved tale of a puppet who longs to be a real boy. Performances are at Southside Theatre Guild on 20 West Campbellton Street in Fairburn. “Pinocchio” runs weekends through Nov. 17. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children under 12. For tickets and info visit stgplays.com or call 770-969-0956.
• A couples’ dance and a Beginner Hustle lesson are offered Nov. 8 at LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Rd., in LaGrange. Beginner Hustle lesson 7 p.m. and dance is 8 to 10:30 p.m. Dress: smart casual. Visitors welcome, $20 per couple. Hosted by Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange. Details: 706-884-5857. • Old Veal Concert Series presents The Drummond Family and No Greater Love at Old Veal School, 2753 Old Columbus Rd., Roopville, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Kitchen opens 6 p.m. serving hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and homemade goodies. Free. Details: 770-301-5548 or www.oldvealschool.com. • Carroll County Community Theatre presents the holiday comedy “A Christmas Story” at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Dec. 5-8. Shows Dec. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Call 770-838-1083 for information or tickets by phone. Tickets are $10. Santa Claus will be in the lobby prior to each show. • Carroll County Community Chorus presents a holiday concert series “Christmas in Carroll County” Dec. 13-14. Jack Gantt conductor. Shows Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center’s Danny Mabry Theatre. Tickets $10. The chorus is accompanied by Jan Adams and a live orchestra. Call 770-838-1083 for details or tickets. • Pickin’ on the Square — Main Street Newnan hosts Pickin' on the Square on the first and third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. on the Court Square. Musicians are invited to come down and play. All music genres and skill levels are welcome as long as it’s acoustic. • Rebel Reelers Square Dance Club — Dances 8-10p.m. first and third Fridays at Coweta Recreation Department on Hospital Road, Newnan. Meets in Johnny Brown Building. Square dancing and round dancing, along with finger foods. Club offers lessons. Details: Darline Barge, Pres., 770-617-1211; barged@bellsouth.net.


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