Weekender: See & Do

• Fish fry benefit is June 6-7 for the upcoming Newnan Rocky Hill neighborhood reunion. The fish fry is at 129 W. Washington St. starting noon Friday. Call in orders at 770-251-5404. Pick up or eat on-site. Plates are a donation of $8, including drink and dessert. All from Coweta County and surrounding areas invited. The committee has T-shirts available for the reunion event which will be July 26 at Newnan’s Willie Lynch Park noon to 6 p.m.

• “Remembering World War II – “D-Day: The Seventieth Anniversary of The Invasion of Normandy” is the topic for a program at Newnan Carnegie Library Friday, June 6, from 2:30-4 p.m. Dr. Walt Todd, professor at Shorter University of Atlanta, returns for the lecture.

• “Celebrate National Donut Day” with Main Street Newnan Friday, June 6 from 5 and 8 p.m. as part of its First Friday event. Ten downtown locations will have donut tastings – maps provided. Enjoy live entertainment, donut games including donut toss and donut scavenger hunts organized by Main Street. See donut producing demonstrations on the square by Your Chef To-Go. The Lady of the Lake will begin performing on the Court Square at 6 p.m. Order the Main Street Special at participating restaurants during Main Street events and stand to win $20 in Main Street Money.

• Rebel Reelers Square Dance Club – Dances 8-10 p.m. first and third Fridays at Coweta Recreation Department, 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.

• Third annual Touch A Truck event by PTO of Odyssey Charter School is Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ashley Park.

• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia. On June 6, Social Club favorites Reuben’s Bell (The Daniels Brothers Band) return to rock the house for a very special Friday night performance – 9 p.m. All ages. No cover. On Saturday, June 7, Roots Rock outfit The Alabastards are back. Their music is comprised of story-centered lyrics, twangy guitars, smooth pedal steel, a groovin’ rhythm section and honest vocals – 9 p.m. All ages. No cover. Details: 770-727-9072. Southern Ground Social Club, 18 Main St., Senoia.

• The Alamo on Friday, June 6 features Erok Patterson with members of Groove Stain. Saturday, June 7 there is karaoke with DJ Ken Luellen. Details: 770-683-2526. The Alamo is located at 19 W. Court Sq. in downtown Newnan.

• Market Day, organized by Main Street Newnan, is monthly, first Saturdays April through December – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Court Square. Next: June 7. Browse unique specialty items that local artisans, artists, and farmers have to sell. There is no admission charge for visitors. The market features handmade, homemade and homegrown products, with new vendors and new products each month. More than 50 unique spaces, with a variety of one-of-a-kind gift items, and this summer adds food trucks. Details: Main Street office, 770-253-8283 or www.mainstreetnewnan.com .

• Pickin’ on the Square – Main Street Newnan hosts Pickin' on the Square first and third Saturdays 11 a.m. with acoustic music on the Court Square. Musicians invited to come to the Square and play. All music genres and skill levels welcome. Next: June 7.

• Southern Ground Amphitheater, Fayetteville, presents its Summer Concert Series. Kansas – June 7. Tickets $35 reserved, $25 lawn, available 24/7 at SouthernGroundAmp.com. Other shows: Jefferson Starship June 28 (Reserved $25, Lawn $15), Temptations July 12 (Reserved $32, Lawn $20), Gary Puckett and The Union Gap July 26 (Reserved $25, Lawn $15; Charlie Daniels Band Aug. 9 (Reserved $45, Lawn $30).

• Georgia Renaissance Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays through June 8, off I-85 in Fairburn. Celebrating 29 years of “Crazy Days and Amazing Knights!” Interactive art and entertainment festival combines outdoor theater, circus-style entertainment and an arts and crafts marketplace, all set in a recreated 16th century-style European village. Hours 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets: adults, $22; seniors (60 and up), $20; children (6-12) $10; children 5 and under admitted free. Discount tickets at Walgreens in greater Atlanta area and online – adults/seniors, $19; children 6-12, $8. Details: www.garenfest.com .

• Coweta County Farmer’s Market kicks off in downtown Newnan in coordination with Main Street Newnan Wed., June 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Historic Train Depot, East Broad Street.

• A Trip Down Memory Lane 3rd annual car show is June 13, 1-4 p.m. at Savannah Court, 27 Belk Road, Newnan. All vehicles welcome, show is free to all. Refreshments and awards chosen by the seniors and employees. Details: Mary Davenport at 706-668-7731 or email rdcoupe@gmail.com .

• Summer Wined Up event by Main Street Newnan is 5-9 p.m. June 13 in downtown Newnan. Participating businesses offer samples of wines and refreshments to ticket holders. There are 32 participating locations serving 34 different wines. Purchase tickets online at www.mainstreetnewnan.com , or stop by the Main Street office, 6 First Ave., or call 770-253-8283, ext. 2.

• Clown Workshop with Mike Funt is offered at Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan. For students in grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders and 2014 high school graduates). Is June 19-21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Costs $75. Show “The Day They Hung the Elephant” by Mike Funt will be presented Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Centre. Tickets $10. Funt is and actor, clown and director originally from Newnan. He received a BFA in theatre performance from Valdosta State and currently lives in Los Angeles where he works in film, television, and theatres across the country. Details: http://www.thecentreonline.net/ or 770-254-2787. Coweta Area Musical Theatre Camp for rising 4th through 6th graders is July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily – $175. Call Centre for details.

• Newnan Cougars/Coweta Cobras 7th annual benefit golf tournament is June 21 at Orchard Hills Golf Club. Newnan High’s wrestling programs and the Coweta Cobras youth wrestling program host. Four-man Lauderdale format begins 2 p.m. Fee $60 per player or $240 per team. Prizes include $10,000 hole-in-one contest. Entry fee includes golf fees, drinks, snacks and barbecue dinner. Details: Phil Walsh (770-755-6502) or Laurie Shea (678-464-0654).

• Frederick Brown J. Amphitheater in Peachtree City – The Fred is holding its 20th anniversary Summer Concert Series. Remaining series shows: June 21- Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, July 12- The Beach Boys; July 26- Michael Bolton, Aug. 2- Arrival-The Music of Abba; Sept. 27 - TBA. Spotlight shows: June 6 - Beyond 5, June 7- Night Fever-The Bee Gees Tribute, July 11- Hotel California, Sept. 6- Bret Michaels, Sept. 13- The Rat Pack is Back. Tickets: www.ticketalternative.com/Venues/513.aspx ; 877-725-8849 or Fred Box Office, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.

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