Weekender: See & Do

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Play “Driving Miss Daisy” will be presented at the Centre tonight. 


• “Driving Miss Daisy” comes to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights era, “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the story of Miss Daisy and her newly hired Chauffeur Hoke. The relationship of Daisy and Hoke — spanning a 25-year period — is a reflection of critical changes in American society, dealing with anti-semitism, racism, and class differences as the bond between the two principal figures grows ever stronger. Full of wit and charm, “Driving Miss Daisy” is moving in more ways than one. For tickets and more information visit www.thecentreonline.net. The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan.

• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia presents Georgia country rock band Georgia Red Clay on Friday, March. 14. On Saturday, March 15, Nashville country artist Corbette Jackson brings a full band to perform at SGSC. 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 on Saturday, March 14, hosts local rockabilly band Psycho DeVilles. On March 15, The Alamo hosts a St. Patrick’s Day-themed karaoke night. Friday show starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $10 cover. Saturday karaoke starts at 9 a.m. with no cover. Both events are 21-and-up For more information, call 770-683-2526. The Alamo is located at 19 W. Court Sq. in Newnan.

• Odyssey Charter School and Coweta County 4-H are partnering together for a fun, educational event that will target youth. The Southside STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Expo will be held in the Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students of all ages will be able to visit more than 20 exhibit booths to participate in hands-on activities related to STEAM subjects. Several booths will have free giveaways and there will also be performances and presentations on the STEAM Expo stage. Big Thinkers Science Exploration will give two very entertaining science performances at 12:15 and 3 p.m. and kids can explore the world of polymers and make slime at their booth. The Society for Georgia Archaeology will also do a presentation on stage and the Odyssey Glee Club and Advanced Band will perform. Admission is $5 per person and children 2 and under enter free. More information can be found on the STEAM Expo Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1407204496200490 or questions can be sent to southsidesteamexpo@gmail.com.

• The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone is beginning its production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on March 19 and it will run through March 30. In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defeat her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She's in Love” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.” Showtimes are Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information go to www.thelegacytheatre.org or call 404-895-1473.

• The Business Women's Golf League will have its kickoff meeting March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at SummerGrove Golf Club. The BWGL was established in 2009, and was created by women, for women, with the goal to empower, inspire, grow, and connect women through the game of golf. Membership is open to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced players. BWGL is a league for players to learn to play golf, to increase their skill levels, and to grow their individual competitive game. Email bwglplay@gmail.com for more information.

• Grazing Here in Peachtree City has announced its spring concert series. On March 19, they welcome Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project. Roland is best known as the frontman of alternative rock band Collective Soul and their ‘90s hit, “Shine.” Grazing Here is located at 2808 Hwy. 54 West. Visit www.grazinghere.com or call 770-486-2696 for more information on the spring concert series.

• Step Into Spring, a luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, March 22, at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City is being held to raise awareness and funding for the Youth Advisory Board for Family Patterns Matter. Join by stepping into spring with new fashions by Ann Taylor and the Loft. Hosted by Family Patterns Matter, money raised will go to the programs designed by the youth advisory board to address issues of bullying, drug use and low self-worth plaguing their peers. Presenting sponsors are Flat Creek Country Club and Canongate Golf. Visit www.familypatternsmatter.org to get information and purchase tickets. Tickets are $350 for table of 10, or $42 for an individual.

• 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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