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There’s enough to do in Coweta County to keep you busy all summer long. Outdoors, you’ll find parks and playgrounds, recreation and room to run. Inside, try an art class or music camp. Try out these activities and events, and this will be the summer you won’t hear your kids say, “We’re bored.” Here are more than 50 fun things to do to get you and your kids in the swing of summer.
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NEWNAN THEATRE COMPANY Located at 24 First Avenue, Newnan Theatre Company (NTC) offers summer programs for kids of all ages. (See ad on page 31)
KidsCamp 2019 invites children entering 1st through 5th grades to design and build sets, write skits, create characters and put on a show. Campers work with theatre professionals, teachers and college theatre students during Drama Boot Camp, Monday–Friday, culminating with a Friday afternoon showcase demonstration. A half-day option is available for children entering kindergarten. Cost includes a KidsCamp water bottle and T-shirt. Half-Day KidsCamp is held 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. with a light snack provided and costs $175 per child per week; $25 off for siblings. Full-Day KidsCamp is held 9 a.m.–5 p.m. with morning and afternoon snacks provided and costs $275 per child per week; $25 off for siblings. Costumes, props and make-up are provided. Each week, there’s a new theme: 1. WEEK ONE: June 10–14, Ancient Egypt 2. WEEK TWO: June 17–21, Wondrous Wizards 3. WEEK THREE: June 24–28, Everything is Awesome
4. WEEK FOUR: July 8–12, In a Far Off Galaxy 5. WEEK FIVE: July 15–19, Christmas in July 6. WEEK SIX: July 22–26, Princesses, Knights and Dragons
NTC Backstage 2019 is for students entering or currently in grades 6 through 8. The two-week
course takes campers through the ins and outs of stage production with intensive education in various aspects of theatre, including script writing, stage management, set building, operating lights and sound, and more. Cost of camp includes a Backstage water bottle, T-shirt, and certificate of completion. Workshops are held 9 a.m.–5 p.m. with morning and afternoon snacks provided. Cost is $350 per child per session; $25 off for siblings (includes those attending KidsCamp). This summer’s workshop themes are:
1. WORKSHOP ONE: June 10–21, Worlds of Wizards
2. WORKSHOP TWO: June 24–28/July 8–12, Science Fiction and Space
3. WORKSHOP THREE: July 15–26, Renaissance Festival
For more on these camps and workshops, call 770.683.6282 or visit newnantheatre.org .
NIXON CENTRE FOR THE ARTS SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES, NEWNAN The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan, puts emphasis on arts education with summer camps. (See ad on page 11)
Musical Theatre Camp: Campers combine musical and artistic talents while increasing their performance experience. Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids invites rising 4th–6th grade students for camp June 17–21. Theatre Camp for middle school students, those rising to grades 6–9, focuses on Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr., and is scheduled for June 24–28. The camps run Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–5:45 p.m., ending with a complimentary performance for family and friends at 5 p.m. on Friday. Cost is $200 per camp. Register by May 31. Contact Brittney Henderson at 770.254.2787, Ext. 2 or Brittney.Henderson@ cowetaschools.net . Art Camp: Two summer art camps are offered for rising 1st–6th grade students this year. The first focuses on Animals in Art and is set for June 17–21. Exploring Modern Art is the theme for camp on June 24–28. From 9 a.m. to noon each day, students enjoy hands-on learning. Cost for camp is $150 and registration is due May 31. Contact Brittney. Henderson@cowetaschools.net or 770.254.2787, Ext. 2, or Jodie.Hobbs@cowetaschools.net or 770.713.0098. 3
BACKSTREET COMMUNITY ARTS In downtown Newnan, Backstreet Arts offers free studio time to provide a creative environment for adults who may benefit from the healing powers of art and community. Located at 19-B First Avenue, Backstreet believes that “art saves lives.” The studio welcomes everyone but particularly reaches out to veterans, at-risk teenagers, disabled adults, low-income individuals, and those who have experienced trauma, illness or grief to practice art in a comfortable, non-intimidating atmosphere. All supplies are provided free of charge. Call 706-940-ARTS (2787) or visit backstreetart.org .
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Located at 1741C Newnan Crossing Blvd., Bubbles and Brushes invites children and adults to play with paint and craft supplies to create masterpieces. The family art studio provides a stress-free environment to get messy and creative without the cleanup. Become a member and get free or discounted admission to certain programs. Summer camps for kids in kindergarten to age 12 involve painting, drawing, mixed media and ceramic projects that are fired in the studio’s kiln. Summer camps are held each Monday–Friday starting June 3. Halfday camps from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 12:30 p.m.–4 p.m. cost $180. Full day camps run 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. for $350. For more, call 678.899.7035 or visit bubblesandbrushes.com . (See ad on page 17)
NEWNAN-COWETA ART ASSOCIATION The Newnan-Coweta Art Association hosts its 2019 Juried Art Show in June at the Donald Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Artworks in photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media and drawing are accepted. Entry deadline is May 18. The exhibit opens June 5 and runs through June 25. For more, visit newcaa.com for their summer schedule.
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SUMMER CAMPS AT CHILDRENCONNECT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, NEWNAN
Located at 30 Temple Avenue, ChildrenConnect Museum is a creativity workshop for children and families. Each month, a new topic is explored through activities that engage curiosity and spark creativity by encouraging children to engineer, build, develop and refine their own projects. Kids share their projects as temporary exhibits in the museum. This year’s camps include:
Session 1, June 3–7, Safety City – For ages 4 to 6, this camp features a different safety topic each day. Students are introduced to a representative from Newnan City Police, Newnan Fire Department, Georgia Poison Control and Newnan Utilities. Topics include water, fire, electrical, poison, bicycle, pedestrian and playground safety. Graduation on the last day of camp begins at 11 a.m. This half-day camp, 9–11 a.m., costs $35.
Session 2, June 10–14, Thinking and Creating Outside the Toy Box – For ages 6 and up, this camp
brings children’s imagination to life with challenges and idea building followed by each child constructing toys/ hobbies that are uniquely their own. With a 2-to-1 ratio, each child will have plenty of help and encouragement as they learn to think outside the toy box. This full-day camp, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., costs $240.
Session 3, June 17–21, Beading and Crafting Camp – Young artists ages 4 and up will explore a
variety of art to foster creative expression, fun and great-looking projects through painting, jewelry making, cutting, drawing and assembling craft pieces. The halfday camp, 9 a.m.–12 noon, costs $125.
Session 4, June 24–28, LEGO® EV3 ROBOTICS –
Children ages 6 and up combine LEGO® EV3 ROBOTICS with the Sphero Bolt robotic ball to enable robotic movements while learning the basics of coding, programming, problem-solving, collaboration and fine motor skills. The half-day camp, 9 a.m.–12 noon, costs $175 and the full-day camp, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., costs $240.
Session 5. July 8–12, Do-Re-Mi Art Camp – For ages
5 and up, the camp uses visual art, music and literature as inspiration for lessons that excite creativity while making connections between art and music. Campers explore classic musicals, jazz (American and Latin), classical and rock & roll music. They use a variety of art supplies and techniques to explore concepts including color theory, movement and rhythm, symmetry and proportion. The half-day camp, 9 a.m.–noon, costs $125.00 and the fullday camp, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., costs $240.
Session 6, July 15–19, Super Taster Food Science and Package Design Camp – For children ages 6 and up, the Food Science camp features hands-on sensory experiments and development of food products from
concept to market. Experience science and art in one camp. This full-day camp, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., costs $240. For info or to register, call 470.414.2455, email email@example.com or visit childrenconnectmuseum.com.
STONEBRIDGE DAY CAMP AT NEWNAN CROSSING AND BAILEY STATION StoneBridge’s STEAM 2019 Summer Camp is filled with fun, age-appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities to keep children happy and busy all summer. The fun includes in-house field trips, onsite presentations from High Tech and a performance by the Atlanta Drum Academy, as well as the Reptile Guy and Fabulous Fitness Fridays. The popular Spray Park opens the first full week of June. Weekly sessions begin May 28 and continue through August 2. A Back to School Bash concludes the summer fun with an ice cream truck. For more, call 770.253.8104 (Newnan Crossing) or 770.304.8857 (Bailey Station) or visit www.stonebridge-elc.com. (See ad on page 19)
THE BEDFORD SCHOOL’S SQUIRREL HOLLOW CAMP
An accredited private school in Fairburn, The Bedford School reaches children with specific learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD. Bedford offers summer academic and recreational programs, like Squirrel Hollow Camp, a remedial program for students ages 6–14, through individualized academic programs focused on reading, writing skills and math, along with recreational activities like swimming, team games and challenge courses. Students make significant academic gains by learning in
the small-group, highly structured summer setting. Squirrel Hollow 2019 sessions are set for June 17–28 and July 1–12. Registration deadline is May 15 with enrollment after that date based on space available. For tuition and other info, call 770.774.8001 or visit thebedfordschool.org. (See ad on page 23)
DISCOVERY POINT MIGHTY ME SUMMER CAMP A leading child development center with two locations in Newnan, Discovery Point offers Mighty Me Summer Camp 2019 for children ages 5–12. During June, July and August, the camps provide cooking projects, arts and crafts, team-building games, STEAM activities and more. Discovery Point Summergrove is located at 11 Market Square Road in Newnan and Discovery Point Sharpsburg is located at 3052 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, Newnan. Visit discoverypoint.com/our-programs/summer-camps or call 770.623.1102. (See ad on page 29)
Musicology of Newnan offers private music instruction
in guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, piano, drums, woodwinds, strings and voice. Musicology also offers group lessons, band coaching, recording, summer music camps and music for special events. The instructors at Doug Kees’ Musicology are accomplished musicians with degrees in music or education. Stop by the studio at 48 Spring Street for a tour. Summer day camps include:
Rock Band, June 10–14, July 8–12, 9 a.m.–noon: Campers learn songs in a band setting and prepare to perform those songs together at a rock concert at The Alamo the Saturday after camp. Six or more months of experience in an instrument is required to participate.
Bluegrass Camp, July 15–19, 9 a.m.–noon: With a focus on bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music, this camp provides instruction in style and technique in preparation for a student performance to culminate the week. The camp is open to all ages. Violinists, banjoists, vocalists, bassists and guitarists are encouraged to participate. For more, call 770.252.7900, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at musicologynewnan.com.
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tasting wines at different businesses as they go. Set for 5 p.m.–9 p.m., the event is for guests 21 or older and a valid photo ID must be provided.
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Main Street Newnan hosts numerous events to keep you entertained all through the summer. (See ad on page 13)
Summer NewnaNights take place on the second Thursday each month of summer, from 6–9 p.m., at the Greenville Street Park with family-friendly music, food trucks and fun. Downtown businesses stay open during the event and offer specials and promotions.
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This all-day shopping event begins on Friday before Labor Day and runs from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The sidewalk sale invites shoppers to browse through blocks of merchandise for the best deals of the year.
Visit mainstreetnewnan.com for more details on these summer events:
SUNRISE ON THE SQUARE ROAD RACE
The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road Race starts at 8 a.m. in downtown Newnan. The 5k USATF certified course leads participants through “The City of Homes.”
JUNE 1, JULY 6 AND AUGUST 3 At the Courthouse Square in Newnan from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, the market showcases handmade, homemade and homegrown products with 50 booths offering everything from honey and jelly to pottery and art. Pickin’ on the Square brings together acoustic musicians on the courthouse steps performing bluegrass, gospel and other music.
LABOR DAY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 2
Celebrate Labor Day on South Court Square in Newnan with the annual Arts & Crafts Festival set for 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
COWETA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET OPENING DAY JUNE 5
The countywide Farmers Market opens for the season on South Court Square in Newnan and continues each Wednesday through the summer from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. with locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh-cut flowers and more available for purchase.
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SENOIA ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION AND FESTIVAL The Senoia Downtown Development Authority sponsors this event each Memorial Day in historic downtown Senoia to honor American veterans. The event on Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., features Main Street lined with vendors offering food, antiques, handmade crafts and arts. Entertainment includes an afternoon parade on Main Street and fireworks at Marimac Lakes Park, weather permitting. For info, call 770.727.9173 or visit enjoysenoia.net or senoia.com .
CELEBRATE FREEDOM COMMUNITY ACTIVITY On Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Macedonia Baptist Church, at 1504 Macedonia Road in Newnan, will hold a community-wide Celebrate Freedom event. With cornhole contests, giant games, bouncers and food trucks, it promises fun for the whole family.
Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m., and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence commences at noon. Activities continue until mid-afternoon. Barbecue is served at 11 a.m. with BBQ plates priced at $9; barbecue is sold in bulk after plates sell out. Proceeds from Puckett Station Celebration benefit the Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance, sponsor of the Celebration. Barbecue proceeds benefit the three churches hosting the barbecue, Moreland United Methodist Church, Moreland First Baptist Church and Bethlehem Baptist Church. For info, visit info@ morelandadventure.com .
NEWNAN JULY 4TH PARADE AND FESTIVITIES Celebrate Independence Day during the Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4. The Parade begins at Veterans Memorial Park (Temple Avenue Park) at 9 a.m. and winds down at Greenville Street Park between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Main Street Newnan asks the community to meet at Veterans Memorial Park by 8:30 a.m. There's no cost to participate and registration is not necessary unless a motorized vehicle is being used to pull a float. All registration forms should be submitted to Main Street Newnan one week before the parade. The Newnan Rotary Club will host Fourth of July festivities at Drake Stadium starting at 5:30 p.m. on July 4. Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase at 6 p.m. The event includes musical entertainment, children's attractions, fun and fireworks until dark. Sponsors of the event are the City of Newnan, Coweta County, Coweta County Schools and the Rotary Club of Newnan. For info on these events, call 770.253.8283.
MORELAND 4TH OF JULY BARBECUE
The annual 4th of July BBQ in Moreland has been going strong since 1947. Running alongside the BBQ, Puckett Station Celebration on Main Street features living history exhibits with this year’s focused on life from 1900 to 1920. See period autos, clothing, trades and more, and shop the market where local artisans and crafters sell their works. Music, food and fun for the kids make a great way to celebrate the Fourth. The kids’ bike parade and pet parade starts at 8 a.m. with awards for best-decorated bike and best-dressed pet. Veterans Memorial Park9
URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK, NEWNAN Located at 231 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Urban Air Adventure Park is the ultimate indoor trampoline park. Along with trampolines, there are rope courses, climbing walls, a sky-rider coaster and tubes playground. Take your kids’ birthday parties to the next level, or spend a day of fun with the family. Visit urbanairtrampolinepark.com or call 470.381.2117.
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SPORTS MONKEY JOE’S, NEWNAN Located in Ashley Park at 354 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Monkey Joe’s bustles with wall-to-wall fun featuring inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses guaranteed to keep your kids active, happy and healthy. Monkey Joe’s is the place for parties, too, with bouncy inflatables for kids 12 and younger. Along with bouncy slides and obstacle courses, there are arcade games, concessions, and party rooms. Call 770.251.7226 or visit monkeyjoes.com/locations/ newnan. (See ad on page 31)
Wall-to-wall trampolines invite endless aerial action at Sky Zone, located at 1098 Bullsboro Drive, Suite 15. Kid have an epic time all year 'round, but in summer there’s SkyCamp for kids ages 5–13. Instructor-led activities include age-appropriate exercise and ultimate dodgeball. Camp dates are June 10–14, June 24–28, July 8–12 and July 22–26. Full Day Camp runs 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. for $199 week/$149 for siblings. Half-day Camp is 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. for $149 week/$129 for siblings. The camps combine healthy exercise with the fun of open trampoline jumping, 3-D dodgeball, games and crafts with lunch and a snack. To sign up, call 678.835.9113 or visit skyzone.com/newnan.
ATLANTA BRICK COMPANY, NEWNAN Consider Atlanta Brick Company your locally hidden Lego® nirvana. An excellent space to cool off on hot summer days, Atlanta Brick offers more than 2,000 pounds of Lego® pieces on their pick-a-brick table; more than 2,000 sealed and used Lego® sets, both new and discontinued; and more than 5,000 unique Lego® minifigures for sale, making this one of the world’s largest collections. They also sell many custom third party Lego®-compatible products. Atlanta Brick Company will be offering multiple one- to three-hour Building Workshops throughout the summer. Call 470.414.2208 or visit atlbrick. com. (See ad on page 11)
STARLITE FAMILY FUN CENTER, SHARPSBURG Urban Air Adventure Complex
Located at 55 Thomas Grace Annex in Sharpsburg, Starlite provides a great place to roller skate, play laser tag, jump, slide and swing in the
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soft playground—or play games in the huge arcade and win tickets for prizes. The concession area serves pizza, burgers, chicken and more. Their summer camp for ages 5–14, Camp Starlite, invites kids to bounce, play, slide and skate. Each of five weeklong camps runs 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and costs $135. Before and after care is available for an extra charge. For more info and summer camp dates, call 770.252.9500 or visit starliteofsharpsburg.com.
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CARL MILLER PARK/KID’S CASTLE PLAYGROUND, NEWNAN For summertime splashing, visit Carl Miller Park at 70 Sewell Road. Owned and operated by Newnan Utilities, it’s the home of Kid’s Castle Park, a gated playground, and two other playgrounds, including one for toddlers. Through September, two splash parks—one for toddlers and one for ages 4 and up— welcome children to enjoy water play. Admission is free, and the park closes at dusk. Call 770.683.5516. (See ad on page 15)
SENOIA BICYCLE Senoia Bicycle assists those new to the sport of cycling as well as experienced riders looking for race training. Their weekday rides suit a wide range of ride levels and options and originate either from their shop at 66 Main Street or nearby. Most rides are for road bikes and helmets are mandatory. All rides are subject to change, so check senoiabicycle.com/about/ rides/ for the latest ride schedule. (See ad on page 17)
Tuesday – Sarah’s Morning Road Ride, 10 a.m., Senoia Bicycle, 25–30 miles Wednesday – Night MTB Ride, Stinky Trail,
Coweta County maintains several parks with a variety of different recreation opportunities at each park, including boys and girls basketball, acting and art classes, dog obedience, tennis lessons, baseball, boating, picnicking, softball and soccer. For more, visit coweta.ga.us/government .
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Located at 39 Hospital Road, the Temple Avenue Complex features a gym, meeting rooms, kitchen, football field, three tennis courts, seven baseball fields, softball field, pickleball courts and outdoor pavilion. The complex is host to the Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center, the Tommy Thompson Senior Center and the Art House. Also, the Johnny Brown Center is open for classes on dog obedience, square dance and Zumba. Call 770.254.3750.
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Friday – Ladies Only Ride, 11 a.m., Senoia Bicycle, 25 miles
Saturday – Saturday Road Ride, Senoia Bicycle, 25 or 35 miles Sunday – Sunday Road Ride, 20–25 miles
COWETA COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION Coweta County Parks and Rec’s Youth Summer Day Camp for ages 5–12 operates seven weeks in June and July, Monday–Friday, at the Newnan Recreation Center. Cost is $100 per week. Registration began May 6 and must be made in person at Parks and Rec, 39 Hospital Road, in Newnan. First-come, firstserved. For more, contact Program Coordinator Jett Smith at 770.254.3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org . 12
SKATE PARK/SPLASH PAD, GRANTVILLE Grantville’s skate park at 23 Colley Street opens daily from 7 a.m.–9 p.m. with skateboarders, cyclists and inline skaters welcome. On the same grounds, the Clements-Malcolm Recreation Center features a playground and picnic area with grills and a pavilion. The onsite splash pad opens Tuesday through Sunday, from Memorial Day to Labor Day; $1 admission. Semi-private and private parties are available. Call 770.583.8935.
CITY PARK, HARALSON Featuring five acres, Haralson City Park at 171 Magnolia Street includes the 2,600-square-foot Davis Camp pavilion thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a favorite gathering place for family reunions and community functions. Outdoor grilling for big events is available on a stationary grill and a large smoker (must be reserved). Amenities include a playground and large field. Call 770.599.3985.
HUNTER RECREATION COMPLEX, SHARPSBURG Located at 2970 East Highway 16 in Sharpsburg, the Hunter Recreation Complex welcomes year-round play with three football fields, a gymnasium, two adult softball fields, a special needs field, four youth baseball/softball fields, two tennis courts and a walking trail. For more, call 770.254.3740.
YMCA CAMPS, NEWNAN Summit Family YMCA offers traditional summer day camp each week this summer for children ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Campers enjoy swimming, outdoor recreation, tennis, group games, arts and crafts, weekly themes, summer learning and more. Campers are divided into age groups: 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8, 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10, and 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Camp activities focus on four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Sessions are held 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and extended care as late as 6:30 p.m. Specialty half-day camps focus on STEM education, basketball, tennis, cheer and volleyball. Full-day Teen Camps include Navigators and Advanced Leadership camps. For more, email Camp Director Sasha Sims at SashaS@ymcaatlanta.orgâ&#x20AC;&#x2030;.
playgrounds, and the upper half of the park is home to the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum. On Spring Street, Ray Park was extensively rebuilt by the city a few years ago and now includes pavilions, playground, walking trail and tennis courts. Temple Avenue/City Park, at Temple Avenue and Jackson Street, features the Veterans Plaza, a fountain with multicolored lights, and a gazebo thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a favorite spot for weddings. Lynch Park, at Wesley Street and Richard Allen Drive, welcomes play at the Wesley Street Gymnasium, Pickett Field baseball and softball fields, and a playground and pavilion with picnic tables and grills. A summer highlight is Lynch Park pool and playground, operated by the YMCA, where Fridays are pizza days. The pool, at 23 Richard Allen Drive, charges $3 for admission with children under 2 free. Annual passes are $30 per person. Call 770.683.0467. For more on Newnanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city parks, visit cityofnewnan.org/residents/park/index.phpâ&#x20AC;&#x2030;.
CITY PARKS, NEWNAN Want to walk your dog, fly a kite or toss a Frisbee? Newnan has a dozen or so city parks that welcome fun in the sun. Within walking distance of downtown, Greenville Street Park features a colonnade, benches, picnic areas, fountain and stage. Just outside the historic Greenville/LaGrange residential district, First Avenue Park features a playground, pavilion, large field, and a paved track. C.J. Smith Park on Farmer Street has two
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guided trails through a forest, or take a wheelchairaccessible paved nature trail to explore native plants, local geology and ecology. The 25-acre site is part of the 80-acre Coweta County Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road. Call 770.254.2685 or visit coweta. ga.us/government/departments-a-e/event-services/ fairgrounds .
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CHATTAHOOCHEE BEND STATE PARK, COWETA COUNTY Chattahoochee Bend State Park encompasses nearly 3,000 acres along the Chattahoochee River with an extensive network of hiking trails and mountainbiking trails. The park features two developed campgrounds and several platform tent sites along the river. A day-use area has well-shaded picnic tables and a boat ramp, playground and picnic pavilions. Bicycle and canoe rentals are available. In early summer, thousands of blueberries planted at the park’s visitor center are ripe for the picking. Regular events and guided hikes are hosted by the park’s naturalist. Standard admission is $5. Call 770.254.7271 or visit gastateparks.org/chattahoocheebend .
JAMES E. McGUFFEY NATURE CENTER, NEWNAN The Nature Center features an outdoor classroom, fire pit and mini-amphitheaters along the wooded trails where instructors lead talks on environment, topography, wildlife and land use. Hike one of the self14
The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority operates this 300-plus acre park at 621 S. Alexander Creek Road. Fishing is permitted and picnics are enjoyed. With its pavilion, it’s a great spot for family reunions. Visit cowetawater.com/bt-brown-park . Live bait, including crickets, minnows and worms (pinks, big reds, wigglers, mealworms, night-crawlers and green worms dyed for night fishing) may be purchased at Arnall Grocery Company in downtown Newnan.
CITY PARKS, SENOIA
The Seavy Street Park features a large playground, picnic areas and the Freeman Sasser building, which can be rented for special events. Marimac Lakes Park invites nature lovers to enjoy catch-and-release fishing and hiking on a walking trail. Fishing is free for city residents with a Georgia fishing license; out-of-towners may purchase a permit from city hall for $10 a day or $40 for the year. Recreational trails in Marimac Lakes Park and along Rockaway Road permit low-speed motor vehicles and motorized carts. Visit senoia.com .
BROWN’S MILL BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC SITE, NEWNAN The Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site is a 100-acre park on the site of the 1864 Battle of Brown’s Mill. The park features a walking trail, large field, outdoor pavilion and historical markers that tell the story of the battle. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to dusk, Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. to dusk on Sundays. The park is located at 155 Millard Farmer Road. Call 770.254.2627 or visit friendsofbrownsmillbattlefield.com .
ASHLEY PARK SUMMER EVENTS, NEWNAN
upon request and welcomes friendly dogs to their open house events. See abidebrewing.com or visit Abide Brewing Company on Facebook.
The Alamo In downtown Newnan, The Alamo is home to a fullservice bar and stage. Hear live music or take part in trivia nights and other special entertainment. Visit thealamonewnan.com .
Brickhouse Grille and Tavern
Ashley Park presents its Sounds of Summer concert on June 22, 4–8 p.m., with local bands performing. With fun, food and free entertainment, there’s no better way for families to spend a Saturday night. Other events include Spring Fashion in the Park on Friday, May 10, 5–7 p.m.; and Spring Pop-Up Shoppes on Friday and Saturday, May 10–11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (See ad on page 21)
VENUES FOR LIVE MUSIC Check out these venues for live music in Newnan (not for all ages):
Abide Brewing Company The brewery at 130 Werz Industrial Blvd. offers tours
Open late on weekends, Brickhouse serves supper, snacks and locally-brewed beer with gigs by local and nationally-known bands. View brickhousenewnan.com.
The Cellar Chop House & Bar A block off the courthouse square, The Cellar has embraced Newnan nightlife with an outdoor stage for musicians to entertain diners enjoying a meal alfresco. Visit thecellarnewnan.com .
RPM Full Service Pub & Grill A block from the square, RPM offers lives music on an outdoor stage on their patio, especially during the warm months of spring and summer. Visit rpmnewnan.com .
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COWETA COUNTY AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM, NEWNAN The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center on Farmer Street houses 19th- and 20th-century artifacts and records of Coweta area African-American history. Visitors can trace their genealogy and peruse photos, clothing, letters, books, newspapers and other artifacts, including pictures of actress Lena Horne. Across the street, the Farmer Street Cemetery is believed to be the largest known slave cemetery in the South. The museum opens Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and by appointment. Call 470.215.3106 or visit Coweta County African American Heritage Museum on Facebook.
MORELAND MUSEUMS DEVOTED TO AUTHORS Two museums on Moreland’s town square honor well-known local authors. At 7 Main Street, the
From June 1–Aug. 3, there’s free admission for children and students up to 19 years old on days of normal operation. On Saturdays, enjoy special guests from the past and activities for the kids, such as hearing a storyteller or meeting a train engineer. Both museums are open Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and other times by appointment. Call 678.492.3161, email email@example.com or visit westgatextiletrail.com/moreland .
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, NEWNAN The Carnegie Library is located at 1 LaGrange Street in downtown Newnan. For a detailed list of all summer programs or to register, call 770.683.1347 or visit newnancarnegie.com. Here’s the schedule for their free summer family programming, reservations required:
June 4, 10 a.m. – Printmaking Workshop June 4, 1:30 p.m. – Ventriloquist/Comedian Mark Griffiths
June 6, 10 a.m. – Sam’s Petting Zoo at First Avenue Park
June 11, 10 a.m. – Mr. Damon’s Shadow Puppet Theater/All Ages
June 11, 12 noon – Young Adults workshop on shadow puppetry
June 13, 10 a.m. – Juggler and Magician Todd Key/ All Ages
June 13, 11 a.m. – Young Adults workshop on juggling June 18, 10 a.m. – Hula-Hoop Instructor Robbie Lewis/All Ages
June 18, 1 p.m.: Young Adult workshop on hula-
Hometown Heritage Museum: A Tribute to Lewis Grizzard features memorabilia, photos and more
celebrating the life of the renowned newspaper columnist and humorist. Across the street, The
June 25, 10 a.m. – Craft Day
Little Manse: Birthplace and Museum of Erskine Caldwell honors Caldwell and is on the Southern
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Literary Trail, a collective of house museums devoted to famous 20th century authors. Visit one or both museums to see antique farm machines, train memorabilia and historic buildings as you explore the life of these writers in a small Southern town of the early 1900s. 16
June 20, 10 a.m. – Lego Star Wars Competition June 27, 10 a.m. – Chef Carlin, teaching ages 7 and July 2, 10 a.m. – Family Movie July 9, 10 a.m. – Yasu Ishida with Storytelling and Origami/All Ages
July 10, 10 a.m. – Toddler Craft Day for ages 2-5 July 11, 10 a.m. – Science Tellers/All Ages
July 16, 10 a.m. – Drummer Dave Holland/All Ages July 17, 3 p.m. – The Art of Reading with Bette Hickman
July 18, 10 a.m. – Lego Building July 23, 10 a.m. – Dr. Magical Balloons/All Ages July 25, 10 a.m. – Puppeteer/Comedian Barry Mitchell/All Ages
July 30, 10 a.m. – End of Summer Party Aug. 1, 10 a.m. – Family Movie
PUBLIC LIBRARIES, COWETA COUNTY The Coweta County Public Library System includes four libraries where the annual Summer Reading Challenge features programs, performers and prizes for children, teens and adults. Share summer reading with the entire family. Registration begins in May at each of the four branches: Central Library, 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, 770.683.2052;
Powell Branch, 25 Hospital Road, Newnan, 770.253.3625; Senoia Branch, 148 Pylant Street, Senoia, 770.599.3537; and Grantville Branch, 100 Park Drive, Grantville, 770.683.0535. For more, visit cowt.ent.sirsi.net .
COWETA COUNTY ANTIQUING Summer days in Coweta County are perfect for antiquing in air-conditioned shops packed with vintage clothing, collectibles, antique furniture, dishes or other items of long ago. You’re sure to find just what you’re looking for—or something you didn’t know you needed. In Newnan, there’s Recycling the Past Antiques at 107 Jefferson Street, Treasures Old & New at 1690 Highway 34 East, and Wisteria Lane Antiques at 195 Raymond Hill Road. In Senoia, visit Carriage House Antiques at 7412 Highway 16, FoxxHollow Antiques at 7 Main Street, and Gail’s Antiques & Collectibles at 22 Main Street.
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SARGENT BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 3–7 | 6–8:30 p.m.
467 Sargent Main Street, Sargent Building With Jesus.
CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH
JUNE 8 – 5:30 p.m. | JUNE 9-12 – 6-8 p.m.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
It’s the best week of summer for lots of kids— VBS Week! Keep the kids occupied and learning at the same time. Here’s an extensive list of area Vacation Bible Schools:
MILLS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 2–6 | 5:30–8:45 p.m.
85 Country Club Road, Newnan Age 3 through 6th grade, In the Wild.
ROYAL BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 2–6 | 6–8:30 p.m.
70 Mayo Royal Industrial Drive, Newnan In the Wild.
EAST NEWNAN BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 2–6 | 6–8:30 p.m.
14 Pearl Springs Trail, Newnan In the Wild.
PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 2–6 | 6–8:30 p.m.
918 Providence Church Road, Newnan In the Wild.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, MORELAND JUNE 2–6 | 6–8:30 p.m.
2930 S. Highway 29, Moreland In the Wild.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, SENOIA JUNE 3–7 | 9 a.m.–Noon 41 Johnson Street, Senoia In the Wild.
7040 Corinth Newnan Road, Hogansville In the Wild.
WHITE OAK ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH JUNE 9–13
2796 Gordon Road, Senoia K–5th grade. Online registration at whiteoakarp.org .
REHOBOTH BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 9–13 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.
155 N. Main Street, Luthersville. Boot Camp.
ARNCO BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 10–13 | 6:30–8 p.m.
81 Arnco 3rd Street, Newnan Farm Fresh Faith.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, NEWNAN JUNE 10–14 | 8:30 a.m.–Noon
15 W. Washington Street, Newnan In the Wild.
SONRISE BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 10–14 | 9 a.m.–Noon
6 Shenandoah Boulevard E., Newnan In the Wild.
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH JUNE 10–14 | 9 a.m.–Noon
Bullsboro Drive/Lora Smith Road, Newnan Ages 4–12, To Mars And Beyond.
PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 10–14 | 5–8 p.m.
6402 Campbellton Redwine Road, Chattahoochee Hills Age 4 through 6th grade, In the Wild.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, FRANKLIN JUNE 10–14 | 6–8:30 p.m. 222 Main Street, Franklin In the Wild.
NEW HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 10–14 | 6:30–8 p.m.
2063 Sharpsburg McCollum Road, Newnan Running the Race for God.
MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH
1504 Macedonia Road, Newnan Age 3 through 6th grade, In the Wild.
2564 Highway 154, Newnan Orange Power Up.
JUNE 3–7 | 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
JUNE 12–14 | 9 a.m.–Noon
HEATHERWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH
SHARPSBURG BAPTIST CHURH
721 Shenandoah Boulevard, Newnan Giddy Up Junction.
6413 Georgia Highway 54, Sharpsburg Ages 4-12, In The Wild. Dinner for those who pre-register.
JUNE 17–20 | 9 a.m.–Noon
NEW LEBANON BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 17–21 | DINNER – 5:45 p.m. WORSHIP RALLY – 6:20 p.m.
1674 Wagers Mill Road, Newnan Age 3 through 8th grade, In The Wild.
LUTHERSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 17–21 | 6–8 p.m.
44 S. Main St., Luthersville The Incredible Race.
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 23–27 | 5–8 p.m.
6090 Cochran Mill Road, Chattahoochee Hills All ages, Farm Fresh Faith.
NEWNAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH JUNE 24–27 | 9 a.m.–Noon
38 Greenville Street, Newnan Age 4 by Sept. 1 through rising 5th graders. $15 per child. Register by June 1 for T-shirt at www.newnanpres.org/vbs .
UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH JUNE 24–28 | 8 a.m.–Noon
JULY 14–18 | 5:30–9 p.m.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH JULY 15–19 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.
200 Bethel Church Road, Luthersville In the Wild.
SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH JULY 21–26 | 6–8 p.m.
3836 Highway 29 N., Newnan B.A.S.I.C. Elements Science Camp. Online registration: www.swchristianchurch.org/science .
SUMMER CHURCH CAMP WESTERN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION KIDS SUMMER CAMP
This summer camp is set for July 8–11 for children ages 9–12. The theme is “AMPED” and cost is $150 per camper. Registration forms are available at WBA churches and at the WBA Missions Center located at 18 Jefferson Place in Newnan. For more information call the WBA at 770.253.2118.
311 Smokey Road, Newnan In the Wild.
NEWNAN CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JUNE 24–28 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Caring, Teaching, Reaching
72 Robinson St., Newnan Pre-K—12th grade, Woosh: Take Flight to Where God Leads You.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST
for the upco ming school year.
JULY 8–12 | 5–8 p.m.
3989 Corinth Road, Newnan
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH JULY 8–12 | 6–8:30 p.m.
3070 Highway 29 N., Newnan In the Wild.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, HARALSON JULY 8–12 | 6–9 p.m.
224 Magnolia Street, Haralson Roar.
GRIFFIN FIRST ASSEMBLY JULY 14–17 | 6–8:30 p.m.
210 Jefferson Parkway, Newnan K-6th grade, Roar. Early registration includes free T-shirt. Register at GFAnewnan@griffinfirst.org or visit Griffinfirst.org/Newnan .
MORELAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JULY 14–18
16 Church Street, Moreland Pre-K-5th grade, Paul in Captivity. Information, Emily Wilbert, 770-502-8381.
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NEWNAN-COWETA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY partners with volunteers and future homeowners to build affordable homes for Cowetans. Habitat also does home repair and maintenance projects. Call 770.252.9049 or visit nchfh.org .
HUMANE SOCIETIES Coweta County is home to several humane societies and animal shelters that need volunteers to help at the shelters or foster animals. Contact the following:
Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, 770.253.4694, nchsrescue.org
Shelter Rescue and Please Rescue Me, ShelterRescueInc.org
Georgia Heartland Humane Society, 770.830.2820, GeorgiaHeartlandHumaneSociety.com
The Good Shepherd Humane Society, Coweta County has a large selection of nonprofit organizations that are always looking for volunteers. Here are a few who would benefit from your help this summer.
BRIDGING THE GAP, at 19 First Avenue in downtown Newnan, gives food, toiletries and household items to those in need each Saturday. Distribution begins at 10 a.m., and soup is served. Call 770.683.9110 or visit btgcommunity.org .
MEALS ON WHEELS OF COWETA recruits assistance with meal delivery, handyman repairs, food preparation, pet care assistance and visiting shut-ins. Call 678.423.1700 or email mowcoweta@ numail.org .
THE COWETA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE’S MASTER GARDENER EXTENSION VOLUNTEERS help maintain gardens around town, work with the Newnan/ Coweta Boys & Girls Club youth gardening program, and help with spring and fall plant sales and community garden tours. Call 770.254.2620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Touring Dead Walking Tour: Specifically geared
The track at Senoia Raceway returned to its dirt roots in 2010 and has been kicking up dust ever since. The track promises tons of action-packed fun on Saturday nights in the summer (and the rest of the year). Located at 171 Brown Road, pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot Laps crank up around 6:30 p.m., and the first green flag goes up after opening ceremonies around 7 p.m. Buy a pit pass and meet the competitors, or meet the drivers after each race; many will let kids sit in their cars and most are happy to sign autographs. For a great souvenir, pick up a race flag at the souvenir tent and ask the drivers to sign the white squares. Call 770.599.6161 or visit senoiaraceway.com.
TRACTOR PARADE AND TRACTOR PULL, TURIN The annual parade of antique tractors on Aug. 17 begins at 10 a.m., and then it’s on to the pulling grounds for a day of tractor pull competition in stock, modified and modern farm classics. There’s also a “slow race” and a pedal race for kids. Antique show tractors are on display and there’s a covered pavilion for spectators. Concessions and T-shirts are available. The annual event is hosted by the Turin Antique Tractor Association. For more, call 678.300.4923 or visit turintractorpull.com.
THE WALKING DEAD, SENOIA
Senoia is home to “The Walking Dead,” the TV series that has made this town a destination for folks from all over. A visit to Georgia Mercantile/Georgia Tour Company, at 53 Main Street, promises tourists a closeup look at all things Dead—and more. Call 770.599.0091 or visit georgiamercantile.com or The Georgia Tour Company on Facebook for more info on 22
for “Walking Dead” fans, the tour features a walk from Woodbury to Alexandria in just two miles and through five seasons of locations. Look out for Walkers and join the Stalkers.
The Touring Dead II: Survive the Ride is an interactive, live-action theatrical production. Groups start out on foot visiting film location sites to see a post-apocalyptic town. Then, they embark on a six-hour bus adventure to find other exclusive “Walking Dead” sites. You’ll be part of the story in this immersive experience. (Recommended for 13 years or older.) Senoia on the Big Screen Walking Tour: Movie buffs enjoy an overview of Senoia’s film history with details on productions filmed here. The hour-and-ahalf walking tour takes you to prominent location sites from “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “The Fighting Temptations” and more. While in Senoia, visit The Woodbury Shoppe, at 48 Main Street, the official “Walking Dead” store. Call 770.727.9394 or visit woodburyshoppe.com . Complete your day of “Walking Dead” with dinner at Nic & Norman’s at 20 Main Street. The restaurant is owned by Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus, director and star of the hit TV show. Call 770.727.9432 or visit nicandnormans.com .
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, May 24–26, in Senoia with a variety of events featuring celebrities from “The Walking Dead” (TWD). Hear Mayhayley’s Grave performing at the gazebo on Main Street and experience meet-and-greets with TWD actors all around town. Admission is free. There’s a charge for activities like TWD tours, photo ops, and scavenger hunts. The fun starts at Camp Marimac Lakes on Friday with TWD tours, 2–4 p.m.; a scavenger hunt led by TWD actors, 5–7 p.m.; and Charity Trivia at Senoia Coffee and Cafe, 8–11 p.m. Celebrity tours will continue throughout the weekend with different TWD actors leading them. Camp Marimac Charity Bash is set for Saturday, May 25, at Marimac Lakes from 4–11 p.m. Meet and greet TWD actors, enjoy live music with Mayhayley’s Grave and hear TWD actor Luis Zimmerman sing. Proceeds benefit Backpack Buddies in Senoia and Southern Animal Alliance Group (S.A.A.G.). Georgia Tour Company is sponsoring the event. For more info, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-marimac-charity-
bash-tickets-52172091129 or Camp Marimac Charity Bash on Facebook.
WALKIN’ DEAD TOURS, EVENTS AND COSPLAY, HARALSON
Locations in Haralson have been featured on as many as 28 episodes of “The Walking Dead,” from seasons 2 through 8. On the standard tour, guests are equipped with replica weaponry like that used in the hit show. Expand the experience with a Cosplay Tour, where you dress up in a costume. For the ultimate experience, choose the Walker Encounter Tour that reenacts the drama of the show as you watch cosplayers fend off threats from the living dead. Call 678.329.4400 or visit walkindeadharalson.com/about-us .
DEAD WALKING TOURS, GRANTVILLE
Grantville Mary leads “The Walking Dead” fans on this tour of area locations viewed in season three’s “Clear” episode of the hit show, including brick wall store fronts and the old water tower. For private tours, call 770.583.8864 on weekdays; on weekends, call 678.458.2742.
Summer Camps 2019 Art Camp • STEM Camps Basketball Camp • Soccer Camp Volleyball Camp • Writing Camp Challenge Course Camp
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NEWNAN COUNTRY CLUB
Very few communities are as fortunate as Coweta to have access to a variety of diverse golf courses within such a small radius. Regardless of skill level or income, there’s a course that’s right for you. Coweta County boasts five golf courses, each showcasing its own unique design and challenges.
CANONGATE I GOLF CLUB
Canongate I Golf Club, at 924 Shaw Road in Sharpsburg, features 18 holes designed by worldrenowned architects Dick Wilson and Joe Lee and another 18 designed by Rocky Roquemore and Jeff Burton. The club offers a double-sided driving range with mat and grass hitting areas, targets and premium range balls, plus a short-game practice area. Open seven days a week, Canongate I permits walking before 8 a.m. or after 12 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There’s dining, tennis and a swimming pool. Call 770.463.3342 or visit clubcorp.com/Clubs/WhiteOak-Canongate . (See ad on page 5)
Coweta Club, at 300 Arbor Springs Parkway in Newnan, is situated on 180 picturesque acres. The public course offers an interesting challenge to golfers at every level. Coweta Club features five sets of golf tees, playing to a strong 7,056 yards from the tips while offering multiple levels of challenge. The club provides lessons, a pro shop and dining. Call 770.683.4727 or visit cowetaclub.com . 24
Formed in 1919, Newnan Country Club is Coweta’s first golf course and has been a mainstay of the local golfing community for a century. Designed by Denis Griffiths, the club offers almost 7,000 yards of golf for a par of 72 on courses featuring Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens. Call 770.253.3675 or visit newnancc.org .
SUMMER GROVE GOLF CLUB Spread over 250 acres of rolling hills, Summer Grove offers an 18-hole, par-72 golf course. Designed by Jeff Burton and Joe T. Jemsek, the public course at 355 Summer Grove Parkway in Newnan offers a 3-hole, par-3 practice course, driving range, and putting and chipping greens. The driving range opens daily from 7 a.m. through dusk. Check their website for summer golf camps. Call 770.251.1800 or visit summergrovegolf.com .
WHITE OAK GOLF CLUB At 141 Clubview Drive in Newnan, White Oak Golf Club features panoramic views and challenging play for golfers of all skill levels. The Old Course offers a traditional layout while the Seminole Course features a modern layout. Designed by Joseph L. Lee and Rocky Roquemore, the 18-hole private course features 6,850 yards from the longest tees for a par 72 and course rating of 73. Dining at White Oak is a pleasure with a grill room, bar and patio seating overlooking the course. Club membership includes access to the club’s full-sized swimming pool and kids’ pools. Four tennis courts open daily and can be lighted for night play; clinics, group and private lessons are available. The club’s extensive calendar of social events includes holiday parties, brunches and barbeques. Call 770.251.6700 or visit clubcorp.com/Clubs/WhiteOak-Canongate . (See ad on page 5)
Summer Grove Golf Club
While it’s hard to beat all the activities available in Coweta County, there’s an abundance of interesting places to visit and things to do outside the county lines.
FAIRBURN FOR A JOUSTING GOOD TIME
entertainment with food fit for royalty. The recreated 16th-century English village features 10 stages with more than 100 shows, including jousting knights on royal horses, children’s play kingdom, juggling school and petting farm. The Village Marketplace welcomes 150 artisans selling clothing, jewelry, pottery, pewter, leather and more. To top it off, there are games, rides, food and beverages. Turkey leg, anyone? Call 770.964.8575 or view garenfest.com .
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The Georgia Renaissance Festival
The Georgia Renaissance Festival welcomes a quarter million people annually to celebrate the days of chivalry. The 34th Renaissance Festival began in April, runs through June 2, and is open 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays plus Memorial Day. Come in costume (or not) for an interactive event that combines outdoor theatre and circus-style
Historic Banning Mills Adventure Park (and Guinness World Records) boasts Banning Mills’ Screaming Eagle zipline as the world’s longest and largest zipline canopy tour. Banning Mills provides almost 10 miles of high-flight adventure with six levels of zipline adventure to choose from. The pioneers in high speed and extreme ziplining, Historic Banning Mills’ lines are among the safest thanks to a patented, closed-belay system from start to finish. There’s also a climbing wall that’s rated the world’s tallest freestanding climbing wall. Located in Snake 25
Creek Gorge, the park encompasses more than 1,500 pristine acres and features miles of hiking trails and an interpretive center that shares the history of Banning Mills, now a ghost town. Lodging Historic Banning Mills and dining is available as well as a day spa. For more adventure, there’s horseback riding and kayaking. Call 770.834.9149 or visit historicbanningmills.com . (See ad on page 32)
champs. The Friday Night Drags Series adds to the summer racing energy with street-style drag racing. Official track tours include a visit to Petty Garden, tour of an AMS suite, sneak peek at the garages and Victory Lane, and three laps in the Speedway van around the same 1.54-mile track the stars race on. Call 770.946.4211 or view atlantamotorspeedway.com or legendsofga.com .
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Horseback riding and hiking are also popular activities at nearby McIntosh Reserve Park in Whitesburg. This 527-acre park is situated along the Chattahoochee River and packed with history, trails, pavilions and a splash waterpark. Call 770.830.5879 or view carrollcountyga.com .
HAMPTON ON THE FAST TRACK Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium brings visitors face to snout with beluga whales, whale sharks, manta rays, penguins, sea otters, dolphins and more. With thrilling aquatic adventures, the aquarium seeks to help visitors gain a greater understanding of water ecosystems and the animals that live in them. In the Oceans Ballroom, two large aquatic observation windows allow up-close views of exotic fish and animals from all parts of the world. Call 404.581.4000 or visit georgiaaquarium.org. Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton is home to about 5,000 people most of the year, except when the Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) roars in on NASCAR weekend; then Hampton becomes the 8th largest city in Georgia. The 1.54-mile track is home to the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series held in March and one of Georgia’s largest sporting events each year. For summer fun at the Speedway, Thursday Thunder rolls with affordable and exciting entertainment every Thursday night from early June into late July and on Saturdays in early August. Games, contests, giveaways and grassroots racing on the quarter-mile Thunder Ring fill the air with adrenaline when drivers as young as 8 years old battle for the right to be called racing 26
Next to the aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola is devoted to the history of the world’s most popular beverage, which was introduced in Georgia in 1886. Meet and greet the 7-foot-tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear and tour mini museums, a 4-D theater, bottling operations and Olympic history. In the tasting room, kids of all ages can sample more than 100 beverages from around the world. Call 404.676.5151 or visit worldofcoca-cola.com . Within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola are:
The Center for Civil and Human Rights – 678.999.8990, civilandhumanrights.org
Children’s Museum of Atlanta – 404.659.5437, childrensmuseumatlanta.org
College Football Hall of Fame – 404.880.4800, cfbhall.com
SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel – 678.949.9023, skyviewatlanta.com
Inside CNN Studio Tour – 1-877-4CNNTOUR or 404.827.2300, tours.cnn.com
Centennial Olympic Park – 404.222.7275, gwcca. org/park
Game-X – 404.525.0728, gamexatl.com .
PEACHTREE CITY SUMMER SOUNDS AT THE FRED
Since 1991, The Fred at 201 McIntosh Trail has served as a concert venue for national and international touring acts. (See ad on page 7.) The amphitheater is named for former Peachtree City mayor, Frederick Brown, Jr. This year’s summer concert lineup is packed with great talents. Buy tickets online at www.ticketalternative.com, by phone at 877.725.8849, or at the Fred Box Office. For more
info, visit www.amphitheater.org/welcome-to-thefred/. This summer’s shows include:
May 11, 8 p.m. – Lisa Kelly May 17, 8 p.m. – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
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June 2, 7:30 p.m – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts June 15, 8 p.m. – Kool & The Gang June 22, 7:30 p.m. – The Robert Cray Band & Marc Cohn featuring Special Guest Vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama with Special Guest Shemekia Copeland
June 29, 8 p.m. – The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel July 20, 8 p.m – Spin Doctors and 10,000 Maniacs August 3, 7:30 p.m. – The Lost ‘80s, featuring A Flock of Seagulls, The Motels, The Vapors, Naked Eyes, Bow Wow Wow, Real Life, Boys Don’t Cry, Farrington & Mann
Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch is set for June 29, with a patriotic event featuring red, white and blue family fun and fireworks. Hours are 2 p.m.– 6 p.m. and admission is $14.99 per person. Guests entering after 6 p.m. are admitted for $25 per carload. Fun in the Summer Time runs from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on July 10–12, 17–19 and 24–26. Enjoy all the favorite attractions of The Rock Ranch plus inflatable water slides. Summer admission rates apply.
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August 10, 8 p.m. – MJ Live with special guest Electric Avenue, the ‘80s MTV experience August 17, 8 p.m. – An Evening with Chris Botti.
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The Rock Ranch
Founded by the late Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, The Rock Ranch near Barnesville offers all you’ll need for family fun on the farm. The 1,500acre working cattle ranch features more than 35 attractions and rides, a Georgia Grown farmers market and concessions including homegrown Brangus beef burgers and Chick-fil-A sandwiches. Summer fun includes ziplining, rock wall climbing, pony rides, gemstone mining, petting zoo and strawberry ice cream made with berries picked from the farm. Summer admission is $14.99 plus tax per person age 3 and older. Some attractions incur additional costs. Call 706.647.6374 or visit therockranch.com . 28
Great Wolf Lodge made a big splash when it opened in LaGrange last summer. The water is 84 degrees all year long at the 100,000-square-foot indoor water park resort. Offering tons of fun for families who stay overnight, Great Wolf water park passes are included in the room price with each night’s stay, allowing guests two days of play. Along with a dozen water rides and slides, the park features a ropes course, mini-golf and mini-bowling, arcade games, ziplines and more for daytime visitors. For more, visit greatwolf.com . Tour through ancient biblical times at the Biblical History Center where life-size replicas and ancient artifacts illustrate life in Israel as it was 2,000 years ago. Roman period-decorated rooms are host to biblical meals featuring food and customs of first-century dining, and the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery houses ancient artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority, making the Center one of only 20 museums in the world with such a collection. Call 706.885.0363 or visit biblicalhistorycenter.com .
glasswork, signs, stained glass, sculpture, woodwork and more. Special exhibitions are frequently held, and a companion shop across the downtown square, Print Shop Gallery, features wood artwork, paintings and sculpture. Call 404.386.1328 or visit facebook.com/ ArtisansontheSquare . Hills & Dales Estate
At Hills & Dales Estate, the Georgian Italian home of textile magnate Fuller E. and Ida Cason Callaway Sr. is the centerpiece. Built in 1916, the majestic hilltop home complements Ferrell Gardens with its extensive boxwood plantings, some shaped to form phrases such as “God is Love.” Call 706.882.3242 or visit hillsanddales.org .
GREENVILLE HISTORY AND ART IN GREENVILLE
PINE MOUNTAIN EXPLORE NATURE AT ITS BEST At 9,049 acres,
Roosevelt State Park is Georgia’s largest state park with 40 miles of trails winding through woods Dowdell's Knob and past small waterfalls. The 23mile Pine Mountain Trail is a favorite for hikers and Dowdell’s Knob offers picnic sites where President Franklin D. Roosevelt once pondered world affairs. Liberty Bell swimming pool is a favorite spot for
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Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge
Drive through the west Georgia countryside and visit the historic Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge on your way to Greenville. A rare surviving example of the work of legendary bridge builder Horace King, this magnificent structure stretches for 391 feet, including approaches, making it the longest wooden bridge in Georgia. The main span is 253 feet long and the state’s oldest covered bridge. The bridge opens to local traffic and is a destination backdrop for photographers taking family portraits or prom pictures. The bridge is located at Covered Bridge Road, off State Route 74 between Gay and Woodbury. Call 706.655.3322 or visit exploregeorgia.org/listing/476-big-red-oak-coveredbridge. In Greenville, Artisans on the Square is a popular venue for local artists to display and sell paintings,
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families to swim in summer, and fishing, geocaching, birding and picnicking are other favorite park activities. Call 706.663.4858 or visit gastateparks.org/ FDRoosevelt . Roosevelt Stables, a privately-owned stable within the park, offers guided horseback rides. Call 706.628.7463 or visit rooseveltstables.com .
Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens
At Callaway Gardens, there’s summer fun for all among preserved forests and gardens. Attractions include the Day Butterfly Center, Overlook Azalea Garden, Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Discovery Bike Trail, Pioneer Log Cabin, Robin Lake Beach, championship golf courses, top-ranked tennis courts, and lakes for fishing. Annual events include the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament™ on Memorial Day weekend and the Hot Air Balloon Festival on Labor Day weekend. There’s also a Craft Beer Festival in September. Call 855.421.3254 or visit callawaygardens.com .
WARM SPRINGS PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY
Just south of Woodbury, Lake Meriwether offers boating, fishing, camping, disc golfing and picnicking. The 144-acre lake teems Lake Meriwether with bass, bream, catfish and crappie. Admission is free, but there’s a small fee for fishing and camping. Call 706.553.5247 or visit meriwethertourism.com .
COLUMBUS MILITARY HISTORY AND WHITEWATER RAPIDS
National Infantry Museum
Little White House
President and polio patient Franklin D. Roosevelt built his Little White House in Warm Springs in 1932 after finding healing from the warm waters there. During his Great Depression and World War
II era presidency, he developed numerous New Deal programs based on his experiences in Warm Springs. Now, Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site offers a variety of educational programs, scavenger hunts based on presidential and area history, birding, picnicking and an excellent gift shop. FDR’s cottage home is preserved much as it was when he died there in 1945, and a museum features his 1938 Ford convertible. Call 706.655.5870 or visit gastateparks. org/LittleWhiteHouse .
One of the nation’s leading military history destinations, the National Infantry Museum (NIM) at Patriot Park documents the history of America’s infantrymen. The Smithsonian-quality museum tells the Army story from colonial to modern times with interactive galleries that move from war to war and historic items including military vehicles, firearms and uniforms. There’s an IMAX theater, combat simulators, gift shop and restaurant. Call 706.685.5800 or visit nationalinfantrymuseum.org . In Uptown Columbus, Whitewater Express offers action-packed adventure on the Chattahoochee River.
The longest urban whitewater course in the world attracts thrill seekers to tackle class II-V whitewater rapids that make this 2.5-mile stretch of the river one of the most exciting whitewater destinations in the nation. Kayak, canoe or tube on your own, or accompany Whitewater Express on guided tours. Call 706.321.4720 or visit whitewaterexpress.com/ Chattahoochee .
panoramic views of the Talladega National Forest and surrounding valley. Cheaha’s historic CCC Bald Rock Lodge has 12 bedrooms and baths and a grand hall, making it perfect for retreats and family reunions. Camping and primitive camping are available for overnight guests, along with lodge rooms, cabins and A-frame chalets. For info, call 256.488.5115 or visit alapark.com/cheaha-state-park .
Whitewater Express also operates the Blue Heron Adventure, the only dual zipline that connects two states. At speeds reaching up to 40 miles per hour, zip from Columbus, Ga., across the Chattahoochee to Phenix City, Ala.
Cheaha Resort State Park, located on top of Cheaha Mountain, brings you to the highest point in Alabama, where the views are breathtaking and adventure abounds. The 2,799-acre mountaintop retreat features quiet surroundings, a magnificent lodge, cliffside pool, lake, easy and difficult hiking trails and the Vista Cliffside Restaurant, which offers
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