Weekender: See & Do

• Southern Ground Social Club, 18 Main St., Senoia, Fri., Aug. 22, features the return of Nashville group Jerry Castle and the Arrivals. Sat., Aug. 23, is a mix of rock, blues and funk all in one package, Part Time Weekends. 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.

• “The Heiress,” a play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, presented by Newnan High School Drama Department has remaining shows Aug. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium, LaGrange Street. General admission seating $7. Tickets available online at ShowTix4U.com or by calling 770-254-2880, ext. 248.

• 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 .

• Second free “Moovie Night” of 2014 at Southern Ground Amphitheater features “Back to the Future” Aug. 23, hosted by Fayetteville Main Street. Beginning at 7 p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown. Before the movie, a DJ will play songs for all ages, and kids can meet and dance with the Chick-fil-A cows. New Vision church will be serving up free snow cones, and McDonough Road Baptist Church will have a variety of games to play; face painting, and more. The MOM’s club will have glow necklaces for sale as they continue their fundraising efforts for the Church Street Park. The Fayetteville Dwarf House will provide free Chick-fil-A kids meals to kids 12 and under. Adult meals will also be sold that night for $7. Moovie Night is sponsored by the Chick-fil-A Fayetteville Dwarf House. Details: Main Street Events Calendar at Fayetteville-ga.gov .

• iScience LIVE! is kid friendly and will feature science science tricks and experiments at The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Monday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $5 each at thecentreonline.net or by calling 770-254-ARTS. Fans can get 1 free ticket by purchasing a DVD of iScience season one and two or by pre-ordering the iScience LIVE! DVD at shop.hovervideoproductions.com. CowetaTV.com & The Coweta Stem Institute will be presenting iScience LIVE!. The hope is that money earned from the show can provide science scholarships for the Coweta Stem Institute.

• Classic “Gone With the Wind” will be shown at Carnegie Cinema Tues., Aug. 26, 1 p.m. at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange St. at Court Square. Rated G, running time 217 minutes. Classic starring Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, and Vivien Leigh. Refreshments served.

• “Sordid Lives” kicks off Newnan Theatre Company’s fall season. The play by Del Shores opens Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 7. Directed by Tony Daniel, NTC artistic director, assisted by Drew Turner. Shows Aug. 28-31, and Sept. 4-7 – 8 p.m. evenings and 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets - $7 opening night and Sept. 4. and $8 children/ $12 students and seniors /$14 adults for other performances and may be purchased through www.newnantheatre.org, or 770-683-6282.

• 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 .

• LaGrange Symphony Orchestra is preparing for its 2014-15 season, and season tickets are on sale. The orchestra continues its 25th anniversary celebration and will welcomes home a LaGrange native, Emily Landa Levin and her husband Randall Levin, for the Nov. 18 concert. LaGrange High School chorus, under the direction of another LaGrange native, Katie Westbrook, join the orchestra for the Dec. 16 Christmas concert. Tickets start at $25 for the season. Current ticket holders should renew prior to Sept. 1 to maintain their existing seats. For tickets go to info@lagrangesymphony.org or call 706-882-0662.

• 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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