Carnegie kicks off holiday season

A brand new program will be launched at the Newnan Carnegie Library in December called, “Exercise is Medicine.”

In partnership with Piedmont Newnan Wellness Center, certified fitness instructors will guide participants through circuit cardio — alternating safe and easy-to-follow low impact aerobics with strength conditioning.

Elastic tubing with handles is used for resistance training and core strengthening. This new program includes “move and learn” activity designed to offer those of all ages with chronic diseases the cardio-strength-flexibility and balance training needed to safely improve chronic condition symptoms.

Among other programs:

• Another segment in the history series, “World War II – Remembering the War” will be offered on Friday, Dec. 6, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Dr. Walt Todd, professor at Shorter University of Atlanta, will return to The Carnegie to provide a lecture which will detail the attack on the U.S. Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. According to Todd, new information has been released within the past five years providing even more insight and information about this massive Japanese air attack on U.S. military ships based in Hawaii.

• The Carnegie is proud to host a live holiday musical performance with commentary by Hollis Landrum. Landrum is a nationally recognized performer on the Appalachian mountain dulcimer. He won the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, KS, in 1997. Besides mountain dulcimer, he plays hammer dulcimer, old time banjo, bowed psaltery and harp. “This program provides a special opportunity to enjoy seasonal music and an afternoon of unique entertainment”, reports Carnegie Director Amy Mapel. • Popular culinary expert, Carlin Breinig, will return to The Carnegie on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. to provide a cooking demonstration designed for adults, “A Taste of the Holidays.”

Using only the freshest of ingredients, bought the day of the program, Chef Carlin will prepare recipes as part of the afternoon’s activities. Delighted to share tips and secrets for successful holiday dishes, Chef Carlin will demonstrate, step-by-step, how to prepare various recipes, offering to the audience seasonal treats to sample.

Based in Atlanta, Carlin Breinig offers as part of her professional services private cooking instruction for small groups in the client’s home, preparing custom family meals and pantry refrigerator makeovers. Among her clients’ favorites are strawberry bread, cinnamon swirl loaf, baked salmon with lemon and thyme, Asian tilapia with Thai coconut curry sauce, American Bourbon and brown sugar flank steak, South-of-the-Border specialty Baja beef enchiladas, spicy zucchini chimichangas and a unique twist for chili – use of sweet potato.

All programs at The Carnegie are free; however, space may be limited at some of its programs. The Carnegie is located at 1 LaGrange Street downtown Newnan on the historic Court Square. Call 770-683-1347 to reserve your spot.



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