Weekender: See & Do


Music Appreciation: The Harp Guitar Join John Riley for music education, commentary and appreciation of the harp guitar. 

• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia presents Nashville indie-rockers Wyatt Espalin & Tree Leaves on Friday, March. 21. On Saturday, March 22, Georgia roots rocker Lauren St. Jane performs 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 21, hosts Georgia southern rock group The Jordan Armstrong Band. On March 22, The Alamo hosts the Junior League Party. Friday show starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover and is 21-and-up. Saturday show starts at 9:30 p.m. with no cover. For more information, call 770-683-2526. The Alamo is located at 19 W. Court Sq. in Newnan.

• Music Appreciation: The Harp Guitar — Join John Riley for an afternoon of music education, commentary and appreciation of the harp guitar at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange St., Friday, March 21, 2:30 p.m. Details: 770-683-1347.

• Spring Art Walk hosted by Main Street Newnan businesses returns to the Court Square area Friday, March 21 from 5-8 p.m. Downtown businesses host artists and their work.

• Coweta County Genealogical Society quarterly meeting is rescheduled for March 22, 1:30 p.m. at the CCGS Research Library, in the historic passenger depot in downtown Grantville. Speaking is Terry Manning of the Sons of the American Revolution, on “The Traveling Trunk — Artifacts of Colonial Lifestyle.” He will show an array of Colonial era military, household, and Indian artifacts. Light refreshments. The meeting originally was set for March 15.

• 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 Cannongate Golf. Visit www.familypatternsmatter.org to get information and purchase tickets. Tickets are $350 for table of 10, or $42 for an individual.

• 8th annual benefit concert by Newnan Junior Service League is March 22, featuring Leonard Washington and Newnan City Limits, at the Alamo in downtown Newnan at 8 p.m. Includes a silent auction for items ranging from duffle bags to weekend stays at hotels and lodges. Tickets, $50, are available on NJSL webpage www.njslonline.org . Benefits Rowe Together, serving family caregivers of loved ones with dementia; American Red Cross-Georgia Three Rivers Chapter, which provides disaster response services in Coweta County; Ronald McDonald House charities of West Georgia, “home-away-from-home” for families to stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost; and Newnan-Coweta Lions Club, which provides eye exams and eyeglasses for low-income residents of Coweta County. Details: www.njsl.org or “like” the NJSL on Facebook.

• Griffin Choral Arts presents “A Mother’s Tears” at two performances 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29 at Griffin Auditorium. Features Karl Jenkins’ “Stabat Mater,” performed with a professional orchestra and world-premiere choreography by Mitch Flanders and the Griffin Ballet Theatre. Tickets: www.GriffinChoralArts.org .

• "Friends of Wadsworth Concert - The Legacy Continues" sponsored by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission is April 26 at 7:30 at the Wadsworth Auditorium, and tickets are on sale. General admission tickets are $20, available at Let Them Eat Toffee! - downtown Court Square, the Visitors Center in the historical Coweta County Courthouse downtown, Morgan's Jewelers - Ashley Park, and Bank of North Georgia - Thomas Crossroads. Anyone interested in becoming a patron of this concert may contact Kim Wright, chair of "Friends of Wadsworth Concert - The Legacy Continuesm" 770-304-8757. 

 • The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone opened its production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Thursday 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.

• Centre Masterworks Ensemble Choir performs in concert at Newnan’s Wadsworth Auditorium May 4. This ensemble group is made up of young middle school singers, high school singers and members of the Adult Centre Masterworks Choir who have been selected to represent Newnan and travel to its Sister City of Ayr, Scotland this June. The ensemble will be presenting the program they are performing in Ayr. Tickets are $10 and will be available April 1 at the same ticket outlets as "Friends of Wadsworth 2014 Concert - The Legacy Continues" are sold: Let Them Eat Toffee! - downtown Court Square, the Visitors Center in the historical Coweta County Courthouse downtown, Morgan's Jewelers - Ashley Park, and Bank of North Georgia - Thomas Crossroads.

• 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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