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Free Concert And Open To The Public


The Young Singers of West Georgia

Voices of the Valley Children’s Choir

Sons of Lafayette Male Choir

Point University Concert Choir

​LaGrange High School Chorus

Faithful Hearts Women’s Ensemble

Choral Society of West Georgia


Saturday, March 11, 2017

​4 p.m. – Callaway Auditorium

​LaGrange College

Admission is Free and sponsored by:

The West Point Fund

​SunTrust Bank

The Junior Service League of LaGrange



The Georgia Council for the Art

Fayette County’s Board of Commissioners has approved a referendum for a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that will fund transportation, stormwater infrastructure, public safety and facilities over the next six (6) years and will be used to fund only those projects on the pre-approved project list passed by the county and each municipality.


Vote YES for the March 21 SPLOST.
 Vote YES for Fayette!

“Rain Gardens” – Master Gardner’s Club – Press Release


On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Pat Farmer, Master Gardener, will be presenting on “Rain Gardens” at The Carnegie Library. Pat is one of the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of the University of Georgia Extension for Coweta County.

The program will consist of knowledge on how to collect rain to preserve your garden in the hotter months of the year. During the program, Ms. Farmer will discuss how to build a rain garden, what plants do best in wet and dry locations, and the environmental benefits of making a rain garden for your plants.

To find out more regarding this program, please contact The Carnegie Library at 770-683-1347.  The Carnegie Library is located on the historical downtown square at 1 LaGrange Street Newnan, Georgia 30263.


“How to Be Creative…” – Dale Lyles –

On Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Dale Lyles will be visiting the Carnegie to present on a topic called “Lichtenbergianism” which is a form of creative thinking. Mr. Lyles currently is writing a book entitled: Lichtenbergianism: procrastination as a creative strategy.

The program will consist of Mr. Lyles speaking on how to procrastinate in a creative sense, his background and studies of Lichtenbergianism, his writing process, and a few surprises. Mr. Lyles is a community icon here in Coweta County and we are very excited to have him present at our library.

To find out more regarding this program, please contact The Carnegie Library at 770-683-1347. The Carnegie Library is located on the historical downtown square at 1 LaGrange Street Newnan, Georgia 30263.

Second Annual Bow Ties & Pearls

ft. Nate Myers & Friends and The PR Experience

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – LaGrange Alumnae Chapter invites you to a “Soulful Night Under the Stars” featuring music by Nate Myers and Friends and The PR Experience.

Nate Myers, IV – a Columbus, GA native has over 20 years of experience playing the saxophone. He has shared the stage with gospel artists Allen & Allen, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Mary Mary just to name a few. Nate and his Friends will bring to the stage a soulful blend of jazz and neo-soul.

The PR Experience represent over 50 years of combined musical experience. They have played collectively with everyone from Ohio Player to Cameo, Mike Phillips and ConFunkShun. Their horn front ensemble is a blended style of Jazz, Funk, and Neo-Soul.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the service work of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Troup and Coweta counties. In addition, patrons are asked to bring a pair of new children’s shoes to the event that will be donated to “The Soul of My Footprint” Foundation which provides shoes to needy children in Uganda, Africa.

Party with a cause and relax under the stars with your favorite cocktail while enjoying food from the gourmet food truck vendors on site!

Tickets are available to purchase HERE or by calling Ticket Alternative at (877) 725-8849.

**Pit Tables must be purchased in quantities of eight and will include a bottle of wine and cheese tray. VIP Tickets include seating in the VIP Seating Section of the venue in the first three rows on a first come, first serve basis.**

Purchase Tickets

Atlanta Dream Team’s Theresa Wenzel to speak at

Chamber’s March 1 Women of Prosperity Lunch


February 24, 2017 (Newnan, GA) — Theresa Wenzel, team president of the WNBA Atlanta Dream, will be the guest speaker for the Newnan-Coweta Chamber’s next Women of Prosperity Lunch, set for March 1, 2017. The event will be held at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29 North in
Newnan, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Since March 2016, Wenzel has served as Team President for the WNBA Atlanta Dream. A 21-year sports-industry veteran, Wenzel spent 10 years as a top athletic administrator at Georgia Tech, joining the Yellow Jackets in 2005 before being elevated to the position of Senior Women’s Administrator in 2006.


She was honored as the 2011 Administrator of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). During her tenure at Georgia Tech, Wenzel oversaw the women’s basketball, golf, softball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field and volleyball programs.  Under her supervision, the Yellow Jackets women’s tennis team captured the 2007 NCAA National Championship. The three-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream is entering its 10th season in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).


The luncheon will be held at the Newnan Country Club from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $35 for Chamber Members and their guests, $50 General Admission.


For more information, visit info@newnancowetachamber.org or call the Chamber at 770.253-2270.

The Suffering Artist Presents

Death by Carbon: Drawings by Sarah Swanson & Amber Stidham


We think that pencil work, drawing and draftsmanship are vastly underappreciated in today’s art world and this exhibit is our effort to counter that trend. On March 25th, we want to celebrate drawing by putting the works of Sarah Swanson and Amber Stidham on display.

We called the show Death by Carbon to mimic the same feeling when we call a decadent dessert ‘Death by Chocolate’ or something similar. That phrase invokes an image of a euphoric release caused by the dessert, which is how we feel about drawing. It was our earliest artistic expression as children and is still our favorite as adults.

March 2017
Join us at the opening reception from 6 to 9 pm
Learn how to enter a raffle for free art

Spring is in the air! Join us on Friday, March 24, 2017 for the Spring Art Walk.  The Art Walk will be hosted from 5:00 pm – 9:00pm.

The Art Walk Event is our celebration of local art, and is hosted twice a year in Downtown Newnan!  During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host store-front exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complementary tastings and hors d’oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. Visitors can expect to stroll through over 20 locations and see the work of at least 40 artists, and you will find a wide variety of art styles and mediums, including: oil on canvas, engraving, pottery, photography, jewelry-making, fiber arts, performing arts and acrylics. The downtown streets and sidewalks are sure to be filled with unexpected talent and delightful entertainment! There is no fee for admission to this event.

New this year, see art come alive as dance companies will be performing on the square during the event. Southern Arc, and Kyle Khan Dance Studio will be on hand to perform the art of dance to delight audiences. It will be a great addition to the event as art comes in many forms.

Free parking is available along downtown streets, and in the City of Newnan’s public parking lots, located at: 13 Lagrange Street, 25 Lagrange Street, 22 Spring Street, 6 First Avenue, 50 East Broad Street, 65 East Broad Street, 41 East Washington Street, and 22 East Broad Street.


Save the date!
Mark your calendars for
summer camps!

June 12-16, 2017
rising 4th-6th grade

June 19-23, 2017
rising 1st-3rd

Theatre Camp
June 19-23, 2017
rising 4th-6th

June 26-30, 2017
rising 7th-9th

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