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Late . . . but the hunt goes on

Late . . . but the hunt goes on

It may have been delayed a week by rain, but that didn’t keep the Peachtree City Optimist Club from hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Shakerag Knoll Saturday. The rescheduling may have affected turnout, but there were 6,500 candy and snack-filled eggs for children to corral from young kids to older ones in another classic Peachtree City tradition. Photo/John Munford.

A tasty time for all in Newnan

A tasty time for all in Newnan

With more than 45 local restaurants and vendors to sample, the annual Taste of Newnan event in downtown drew a big crowd as usual Thursday. It was a great chance for many local to enjoy the fair spring weather and catch up with neighbors. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

Easter festivities planned in PTC

Easter festivities planned in PTC

The Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19 with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy games such as the moonwalk, face painting and the fishing game. The Peachtree City Fire Department will have fun safety activities along with their Education Bus and fire trucks. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and for children ages 2 through 11. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Shakerag Park on McIntosh Trail/Kelly Dr. near the Amphitheater. Read More»

Meet your friendly neighborhood iguana

Meet your friendly neighborhood iguana

This peace-loving iguana provided by My Reptile Guys was just part of the excitement at the April 12 Family Fun Day fund-raiser held at the Rowland Road Pavilion in Brooks. Money raised helped with the cost of treatment for 8-year-old Neely Ward who has been diagnosed with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus). Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Jazz Era comes to Tyrone

The cast of "Chicago." Photo/Special.

The wait is over! On April 18, the Legacy Theatre, Atlanta’s only full-time professional theatre will present the Tony Award winning musical, “Chicago.”

Boasting a popular score with songs like “And All That Jazz,” “Mr. Cellophane,” “Cell Block Tango” and “Me and My Baby,” the Legacy’s production marks the first time “Chicago” has been seen on a local Atlanta stage in over 10 years.

“We are beyond thrilled for the opportunity to produce ‘Chicago’ at the Legacy,” said executive producer, Bethany Hayes Smith, who also stars as Roxie Hart in this production. Read More»

April ushers in traditional events in Fayette

The annual Easter egg hunt is always an enduring tradition in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

As spring comes into full bloom, residents are already circling their calendar for two beloved rites of spring.

On April 19, the Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department are staging an Easter egg hunt with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy games such as the Moonwalk, face painting and the fishing game. Read More»

Celebrity dancers announced

Celebrity dancers announced

The Fayette County Board of Realtors in partnership with Rachel’s Dance Connection is excited to announce the second annual “Fayette Celebrity Dancers” charity benefit coming up April 26 at Starr’s Mill High School. Show time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read More»

Soprano coming home for show

Courtenay Budd. Photo/Special.

If you grew up in Newnan during the 80s, you may remember an aspiring young visual artist named Becky Budd. A lot has changed since then.

“What I did back then was mostly drawing,” said Budd, who now performs by the name Courtenay. Budd will headline the April 26 concert, “Friends of Wadsworth Concert -- The Legacy Continues,” sponsored by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission.

Budd said it’s always good to come back to the town where it all started for her (and for mentor Charles Wadsworth). Read More»

Things to do-March 20-April 26

March

March 20

“August: Osage County,”is today at 8 p.m. at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The play portrays a family attempting to support each other in a crisis. Three sisters and their significant others come home to be with their mother when their father disappears. They soon learn that he has committed suicide.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the NTC website, www.newnantheatre.org, or via phone by calling 770-683-6282.


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Benefit concert is March 29

The Southern Crescent Chorale under the direction of Janice Folsom is proud to present the tenth annual Benefit Concert March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

The concert will benefit The Joseph Sams School. The Landmark Christian School and Sandy Creek High School choirs will join the SCC for an evening of outstanding choral music. Read More»

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