Weekender: See & Do

• The Alamo, 19 W. Court Sq. in downtown Newnan, Fri., July 18 features FreeRock open mic night. The show begins at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover. On Sat., July 19, The Wyatt Band takes the stage. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover. For more information, call 770-683-2526.

• Southern Ground Social Club, 18 Main St., Senoia, Fri., July 18, features Charleston rock ‘n rollers Atlas Road Crew. The doors open at 9 p.m. Sat., July 19, is Georgia southern rockers Sons–N–Britches, featuring SGSC open mic champion, Lance Moore. The doors open at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome and no cover charges at the Southern Ground. Details: 770-727-9072.

• Frederick Brown J. Amphitheater in Peachtree City – The Fred – holding 20th anniversary Summer Concert Series. Continues July 26- Michael Bolton, Aug. 2- Arrival-The Music of Abba; Sept. 27 - TBA. Spotlight shows: 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.

• Southern Ground Amphitheater, Fayetteville, summer concert series continues with Gary Puckett and The Union Gap July 26 (Reserved $25, Lawn $15). Tickets available 24/7 at SouthernGroundAmp.com. Concluding series is Charlie Daniels Band Aug. 9 (Reserved $45, Lawn $30).

• Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” is July 18-20, among summer youth productions by Newnan Theatre Company, First Avenue. A much newer play, “Avenue Q,” by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx July 24-27. Tickets – NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or 770-683-6282.

• Summer Musical Theatre Camp is offered by Fayetteville-based A Company of Friends July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for ages 7 to 16 years. This year campers will present the Disney gem “101 Dalmatians, Kids.” Register: 770-599-0051, emailacofdirector1@gmail.com or go to www.acofproductions.com .

• “110 in the Shade” opens July 24 at Southside Theatre Guild, 20 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn. Directed by Jared Wright. Shows July 24, 25, 26 and 27; Aug. 1, 2 and 3; Aug. 8, 9 and 10. Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. matinee 2:30 p.m. Tickets first weekend $14 advance online, $15 at door. All other performances, $16 advance online, $17.50 at door. Children, all shows, $8. Details: 770-969-0956.

• Cruise-in and bike night is fourth Saturdays through October, rain or shine, Great South Harley Davidson, 185 E. Hwy. 16 at Exit 41 off I-85. Runs 4-7 p.m. Door prizes, music, 50/50, and cruiser-of-the-month awards. Free to all, all vehicles welcome. Remaining dates: July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25. Details: Mary Davenport at 706-668-7731 or rdcoupe@gmail.com .

• Coming Back to Handy, a homecoming event in the Handy community, is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, July 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a yard sale and food featuring hot dogs and hamburgers – 74 West Washington St. Also clothes for sale for women, men and children. Details: Martha West at 770-253-2809.

• Rocky Hill Reunion – Neighbors, friends and supporters of Newnan’s Rocky Hill neighborhood gather July 26 at Newnan’s Willie Lynch Park, noon to 6 p.m. Theme is “Historic Rocky Hill: past and present, united in fellowship for the future.” Details: Henri Jean Stewart, Clarence “C-Bo” Bohannon or Willie Pritchett. Donations and volunteers appreciated. T-shirt pre-orders available. Email rockyhill04@gmail.com or contact Sharon, 404-454-4712 or Kerin, 404-314-5975. Food donations welcome, said food chair Betty Sutton Richardson. Checks payable to Rocky Hill Reunion, or drop off baked goods and other items Fri., July 25 or Sat. morning, July 26 at Open Door Shelter, 129 W. Washington St. - details, 678-558-3664 or 770-251-5404.

• Breaking Free: Kandice Bell album release and domestic violence concert. Born/raised contemporary gospel artist from Newnan. Doors open July 27 at 4:30 p.m., concert 5 p.m. St. Smyrna Baptist Church, 68 Heery Rd., Newnan. Hosted by 102.5 radio show host, Darlene McCoy. Also featuring Kevin Lemons and Higher Calling, Felton James & Company and Soaring into Destiny Dance team, Valerie Williams, domestic violence advocate, and Pastor Tamarkus T. Cook building of #strongdad movement. Tickets: advance $15 for adults $5 children – adult admission $25 at the door; and $35 VIP tickets (reception included/exclusive seating) call 678-462-1412 or 678-469-6283 for details and tickets. Donation will be made to Communitiy Welcome House shelter for victims of domestic violence. Details: www.iamkandicebell.com .

• Dry Bones Cruising Car Show is Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Grantville, by Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church of Grantville. Vendors welcome and spaces for tables and tents are available. Deails: Rev. Rodney Grier, 404-274-2614 or Betty Sims at 678-876-1111.

• 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.

• Coweta County Farmer’s Market is Wednesdays in coordination with Main Street Newnan, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Historic Train Depot, East Broad St. Also Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Powell Expo Center, Temple Avenue.



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