Weekender: See & Do

• Ferst Foundation Christmas Card fundraiser kicks off this Saturday, Dec. 7 for Market Day. This year’s card is artwork by Martin Pate, who is doing the Ferst holiday card for the fourth time. The artwork depicts Mary and Joseph approaching the stables on a snowy night. The vendors selling the cards on Market Day are Gillyweed, Let Them Eat Toffee, Genelle’s Beauty Shop, Lee-King Pharmacy and Redneck Gourmet. One card is $5, eight cards are $28 and 48 cards are $140. To purchase a Christmas card after Market Day, go to www.cowetaferst.org or call Janie Lore at 770-253-9598.

• “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre” comes to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. This production by Immediate Theatre Project brings a fresh perspective to the 1946 classic holiday film. The WVL Radio Theatre, during the golden age of radio in the 40s, is facing a blizzard, depleting its roster of voice actors. But the small group that is available perform, through voices, characters and sound effects, in order recreate “It’s a Wonderful Life” for broadcast. For tickets and more information, go to www.thecentreonline.net or call 770-254-2787. The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan.

• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia presents “it’s not rock, it’s not country. It’s Southern.” The Daniel Lee Band will perform on Friday, Dec. 6. On Saturday Dec. 7 Athens country jammers Young America will perform their freewheelin’ brand of music. Both shows are $5 (cover charge), 21-and-up. Doors open at 8 p.m., shows start at 9. For details about shows at the Zac Brown-owned venue call 770-727-9072. SGSC is located at 18 Main St. in Senoia.

• The Alamo is hosting a pink solo cup party and fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 6 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 and their ever-popular karaoke on Saturday, Dec. 7. from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There’s no cover for karaoke. Both events are 21 and up. For more information, call 770-683-2526. The Alamo is located at 19 W. Court Sq. in Newnan.

• Carroll County Community Theatre presents the holiday comedy “A Christmas Story” by Jean Shepherd at Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Dec. 6-8. Showtimes are Dec. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Call Arts Center at 770-838-1083 for information or to purchase tickets by phone. Tickets are $10. Santa Claus will be in the lobby prior to each show.

• Chef Carlin Breinig will demonstrate holiday cooking recipes Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Carnegie in Newnan. Chef Carlin, whose presentation is called “A Taste for the Holidays,” is a teaching chef at the Cook’s Warehouse in Atlanta. The Carnegie is located at 1 LaGrange St. in Newnan and can be contacted at 770-683-1347. For more information call or go to www.newnancarnegie.com.

• Carroll County Community Chorus presents a holiday concert series “Christmas in Carroll County” Dec. 13-14. Jack Gantt conductor. Friday, 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. Celebrate the Christmas season with fun songs like “Fruitcake,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “White Christmas” and the glorious: “Go Tell,” “The Prayer” and “O Holy Night.” Tickets $10. The chorus is accompanied by Jan Adams and a live orchestra coordinated by Glenn Eernisse. Call 770-838-1083 for details or tickets.

• Local author Larissa Reinhart will be at Barnes & Noble at Ashley Park in Newnan on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m. to sign books and give away a Christmas raffle basket that includes four of her books in the “Cherry Tucker Mystery” series. The raffle basket is to raise money for the Newnan Carnegie Library, part of a week long fundraising event. Reinhart will be celebrating the launch of her latest book, “Heartache Motel,” a humorous Christmas mystery anthology written by Reinhart, Terri L. Austin, and LynDee Walker. Reinhart is the bestselling author of the “Cherry Tucker Mystery” series and a former teacher at Sandy Creek High School. Her Cherry Tucker series is set in the fictional town of Halo, in Fork County, Georgia, loosely based on Coweta County.

• 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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