Weekender: See & Do

• The Alamo, 19 W. Court Sq. in downtown Newnan, Fri., Aug. 15 will have open-mic night for anyone interested in participating. The shows begin at 9 p.m. For more information, call 770-683-2526.

• Southern Ground Social Club, 18 Main St., Senoia, Fri., Aug. 15, features North Carolina’s country-rock outfit, Darkwater Redemption, who will be returning to Senoia to perform. Sat., Aug. 16, is Atlanta’s rock band Rhye. With both shows, the doors open at 9 p.m. All ages are welcome and no cover charges at the Southern Ground. Details: 770-727-9072.

• Book Signings – Retired Coweta County educator Sue Young Hunter and her sister, Grace Young Smith, share experiences of growing up on a south Georgia tobacco farm, learning and growing at Berry College – and then teaching for decades in their new book “Crabapple Blossoms and New Beginnings.” The sisters will be signing books at the Senoia Coffee Shop and Cafe Aug. 16 from 1-4 p.m. and at White Oak Hall at White Oak Presbyterian Church on Gordon Road on Aug. 17 from 3-5 p.m.

• Motorcycle ride for Fragile Kids Foundation is Aug. 16, leaving from Gene Evans Great South Harley-Davidson, 185 E. Hwy. 16, Newnan, GA 30263. Cost: $25 donation, extra $10 for passenger. Includes lunch provided by Varsity and a ride pin. Registration 9 a.m., ride at 10:30 a.m. Details: LaSocha, Crossroads F.A.I.T.H. Riders, 678-357-6855; Jenn Nolder, Jenn@fragilekids.org or 678-876-1093.

• 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 are welcome and space for tables and tents are available. For more information contact Rev. Rodney Grier, 404-274-2614 or Betty Sims at 678-876-1111.

• 8th annual Chassis for Charity Car Show by Coweta-Fayette Rotary is Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 141 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan. Registration for show cars begins 9 a.m. Free to the public for viewing. There are 22 classes, Best in Show, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint, People’s Choice. Music, kids’ activities, raffle. Enjoy Big Daddy’s BBQ. Details: 770-337-1990 email cowetafayetterotary@gmail.com or visit www.cowetafayetterotary.org .

• 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: Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25. Details: Mary Davenport at 706-668-7731 or rdcoupe@gmail.com .

• Sunrise on the Square Road Race, held by Main Street Newnan, is Aug. 30 - the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Race begins and ends in downtown Newnan; will follow the same route as last year. One-mile fun run starts 7:45 a.m. and the 5k race at 8 a.m. The main event is followed by a tot trot 8:45 a.m. Applications at Main Street Newnan website - www.mainstreetnewnan.com - or stop byoffice at 6 First Ave., Newnan. Details: 770-253-8283, Courtney Collins or Carol Duffey.

• Frederick Brown J. Amphitheater in Peachtree City – The Fred – holding 20th anniversary Summer Concert Series. Spotlight shows: Sept. 6- Bret Michaels, Sept. 13- The Rat Pack is Back. Show Sept. 27 - TBA. Tickets: www.ticketalternative.com/Venues/513.aspx ; 877-725-8849 or Fred Box Office, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.

• Benefit concert for Alzheimer’s – Greg Bickley and the Tokyo Joe band will perform the music made famous by Sir Elton John in a benefit for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. “Rocketman: A Tribute to Sir Elton John” is Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville. Proceeds will benefit the Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association-Georgia Chapter. The Alzheimer’s Walk will have participants from seven counties on Atlanta’s south side: Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton, and Spalding. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Tables for eight are available for $350. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rocketmanbenefitconcert.org. Corporate sponsorships for the concert are also available. Details: Emily Richter at 404-728-6059 or Kim Cox at sold@coxcorealestate.com .

• Coweta County Fair runs Sept. 18-27 at the fairgrounds, Pine Road south of Newnan. Details: www.cowetacountyfair.org . Presented by Newnan Kiwanis Club. Hours: Thurs., Sept. 18: 5-11 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 19: 5-midnight; Sat., Sept. 20: noon - midnight; Sun., Sept. 21: 2-10 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 22 - Thursday, Sept. 25: 5-11 p.m,; Fri., Sept. 26: 5-midnight; Sat., Sept. 27: noon - midnight. Petting Zoo closes nightly 9 p.m. Exhibit Hall and Ag building close nightly 10 p.m. Gate Admission $5; children under 6 free with paid adult admission. Student Passes only valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. VIP Entrance for Mega Pass holders only (advance purchase only) - must be purchased in advance - $25 each. Last day of sale will be Wednesday, Sept. 17. Mega Passes are good for one time use any day of the fair and cover gate admission and unlimited rides all day. Mega Passes will go on sale two weeks before the fair and will be available for purchase on the website and select locations around Coweta.

• 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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