July Events

Carnegie to host 'Furry, Fluffy, Felt Fun'

The Georgia Museum of Art will present “Furry, Fluffy, Felt Fun,” a Just My Imagination workshop at the Newnan Carnegie Library on July 20 at 10 a.m. 

The program is free and recommended for families with children ages 6 to 14. 

The two-hour workshop introduces felting by offering participants the opportunity to learn the basic steps to making authentic felt.

Athens artist and teacher Toni Carlucci will demonstrate the process of felt-making, where participants use sheep’s fleece to create their own felt projects.

Call 770-683-1347 for reservations. 

Just My Imagination workshops are organized and sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and are co-sponsored by the Turner Family Foundation. For more information about Just My Imagination workshops and other programs offered by the Georgia Museum of Art, call the museum at 706/542-GMOA. or visit www.georgiamuseum.org.

For more information on this or other July events, stop by the Carnegie at 1 LaGrange St., at the Court Square in downtown Newnan or contact Amy Mapel, Carnegie director, at 770-683-1347.

Remaining July activities include:

• Wednesday, July 3, 10 a.m. Gentle Tai Chi – Join instructor “SiFu” for gentle exercise program. For all levels of physical ability. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

• Mondays in July, 2:30 p.m. — “Introduction to Crochet: The Basics and More.” For beginners: learn the basics. Supplies: bring one crochet hook – size “h” – and two 4 ounce skeins of “Red Heart” yarn. For experienced: bring your crochet project. Instructor Judy Davenport will guide you. No class on July 22.

• Tuesday, July 9,  2:30 p.m. — The Law of Attraction – Certified Life Coach Libby Belcher and motivational speaker Danny Cole provide program on how to attract more of what you want and less of what you don’t want.

• Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. Travels by Elizabeth – “Spain and Portugal.” Join local traveler Elizabeth Beers for an informative presentation and discussion with fellow travelers.

• Wednesday, July 10, 2:30 p.m. — Teen Writers’ Workshop – For teens of all levels of skill and interests. Vina Kent, successful writer/author, will facilitate a free writing workshop. Writing exercises conducted. 

• Thursday, July 11, 10 a.m. — Family Game Day. Bring friends and come play games.

• Thursday, July 11, 2:30 p.m. — Gentle Yoga. Instructor Elizabeth Dorsey guides gentle yoga exercises.

• Thursday, July 11, 7: p.m. — Join film producer Dick Atkins, who will provide pre-movie commentary on the behind-the-scenes journey of making the movie “Murder in Coweta County.” The film, based on a true story, will then be shown in its entirety.

• Friday, July 12, 10 a.m. — Festively Fantastic Phantasmagorical Fun Time Balloon Show – presented by Dr. Magical Balloons. Fee but tickets are required.

• Tuesday, July 16,  10 a.m. Leaping Leopards! - learn all about leopard geckos, hands-on experience plus craft. For ages 5-12.

• Tuesday, July 16, 2:30 p.m. — A Writers’ Exchange. Writers of all skill levels gather to work on their craft and exchange ideas and information. Join National League of American Pen Women and 2009 Author of the Year Cathy Lee Phillips, who will provide her journey in writing and becoming published.

• Wednesday, July 17 noon — Sack Lunch Cinema. “Hairspray.” Bring your lunch and enjoy this comedy starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah. Rated PG.

• Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. — Sam’s Petting Zoo. Learn about exotic animals and then have a chance to pet them! Animals may include kangaroos, lemurs, spider monkeys and more. (Program repeats at noon.)

• Thursday, July 18 2:30 p.m. — Gentle Yoga. Instructor Elizabeth Dorsey guides gentle yoga exercises for stress relief, flexibility, stretching and strengthening.

• Monday, July 19, 10 a.m. — Go Spanish. Have fun learning Spanish through songs, games and more. For ages 3-11.

• Friday, July 19, 2 p.m. — From Book to Box Office. Based on the best-selling book by Janet Evanovich, come watch the action comedy “One for the Money,” rated PG-13. Stars Katherine Heigl as a bounty hunter redefining the meaning of hot pursuit. Refreshments served.

• Monday, July 22, 10:30 a.m. — Carnegie Literary Circle. This month’s selection is “Man in the Blue Moon” by Michael Morris. New members welcome. Special location this month, so contact staff for more information.

• Tuesday, July 23, 10 a.m. — Bumble Beads. Ladybug story and beading program for ages 5-9, all supplies provided.

— 1 a.m. Bumble Beads – Memory bracelet beading program for ages 10-14, all supplies provided.

• Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. — Gentle Tai Chi. Join instructor “SiFu” for gentle exercise program.

• Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. Family Movie – “Rise of the Guardians.” Animated adventure, rated PG.

• Thursday, July 25 2:30 p.m. — U.S. World War II History: The Battle for Sicily. Dr. Walt Todd, professor at Shorter University of Atlanta, provides details of the Allied invasion of Sicily, code named Operation Husky.

• Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. —Summer Dance Fun. Music and movement in a fun atmosphere. For ages 3-5.

—11 a.m. Summer Dance Fun. For ages 6-7.

• Friday, July 26, 2 p.m. — Armchair Travelers. “England.” Join guided tour of high definition film shot from a helicopter-mounted camera viewing some of the world’s most legendary cities, ancient sites, and verdant landscapes of Dover, Big Ben, Stonehenge, Bath and more.

• Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. — Australian Stories and Art. Australian artist and teacher Jonathan Edwards entertains and educates children with stories and art.

• Tuesday, July 30, 10 a.m. — The Art of Reading. Children listen to a story then create a related art project, led by Bette Hickman. For ages 6-12.

• Tuesday, July 30, 2:30 p.m. — A Writers’ Exchange. Writers of all skill levels gather to work on their craft. Workshop facilitated by published writer and Coweta native A.B. Cole.

• Thursday, July 31, 2:30 p.m. — “The Joy of Knitting: Learn the Basics and More.”

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