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Storytelling concert, gala features Donald Davis

Workshop is part of fun

Renowned storyteller Donald Davis will perform in Peachtree City during a three-part event that includes fun, food, and learning.

The Southern Crescent Storytellers and Friends of the Peachtree City Library are presenting a “Storytelling workshop, Gala and Concert” on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Saville Art Studio, 401 Dividend Dr. in Peachtree City.

The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. At 5 p.m., participants will have a catered dinner, and at 6:30 p.m., Davis will perform a storytelling concert.

Tickets are $15 for the workshop, dinner and concert package. Read More»

Accomplished opera singer to perform spirituals

Church upbringing instilled musical instinct

Indra Thomas may be the best-kept opera secret in America, but European opera houses know her well.

She possesses a full blown lyrico-spinto soprano and is one of the finest Verdi singers around. Best of all, she will perform “An Evening of Spirituals” on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Newnan.

As the daughter of a Baptist minister, she has all the instincts for spirituals.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan. Read More»

'Masters of Soul' brings Motown beat to Newnan

Enjoy costumes, choreography from height of Motown era

A celebration of Motown and soul music, “Masters of Soul,” is scheduled for the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County this month.

Some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered during the 1960’s in the Motor City of Detroit and their music became known as Motown and soul.

“Masters of Soul” is a celebration of those artists, their music and their style -- costumes from that era will be featured during the performance. The choreographed tribute to both male and female groups will backed up by a live band. Read More»

Diverse blood donors needed

All types needed

The Red Cross is calling for blood donors as unique as the patients it serves, and has set up more than 100 donor locations around the Metro Atlanta area to ensure an adequate blood supply.

The effort is being made in honor of Black History Month in February, and also in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer.

All blood types are currently needed to help maintain a diverse and sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Read More»

Meet author of 'Lemonade Journal'

Book is tale of family secrets

Author Sandy McDaniel will sign copies of her book, Lemonade Journal, on Feb. 1 at the Peachtree City Library.

The book explores the secrets of a family from a small town in the mid-20th Century and is loosely based on her grandparents.

McDaniel will sign copies from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 201 Willowbend Road.

For information, visit PeachtreeCityLibraryFriends.org.

GOP celebrating Reagan

Birthday dinner includes Air Force One pilot

The Fayette County Republican Party is planning a birthday celebration dinner to honor the late President Ronald Reagan.

The dinner is Feb. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature guest speaker United States Air Force Brigadier General (Ret.) Larry Wright.

Wright piloted Reagan to his inauguration on Jan. 20, 1981 on Air Force One.

For information of to make reservations, go to http://myfayettegop.org/events/ronald_reagan_dinner

Newnan Theatre Company kicks off new year

"Almost Maine' begins this month in Newnan

38th season begins with "Almost Maine'

The Newnan Theatre Company is kicking off its 38th year with a production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.”

The play takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. But all is not quite right in the frosty cold night.

As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Read More»

Rosarians to learn proper planting techniques

Both novice and expert growers welcome

Master Rosarian, or cultivator of roses, Walt Reed will speak to the South Metro Rose Society this month about soil preparation and the proper techniques for planting new roses either in the ground or in raised beds.

Reed is a past president of the group and also a horticulture judge who will explain why proper planting is key to growing quality roses. Read More»

Jones is artist of the month

Jenny Jones, artist of the month

NCAA welcomes new members

Jenny Jones is the Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s (NCAA) January Artist of the Month.

She is a native of Newnan who worked for Newnan Utilities for 26 years before retiring in 2009. She is a member of the art association and also a member of the Unity Baptist Church of Newnan.

Jones teaches art at her own Newnan gallery, Corner Arts Gallery & Studio, and also displays the work of about 30 local artists there. Read More»

Free dental exams honor MLK legacy of service

Appointments necessary

Georgians have created a multitude of unique ways to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national day set aside to honor the state’s native son, but free dental screenings might qualify as one of the most original ideas.

It’s a tradition in the Dental Hygiene program at Clayton State University, though.

Dental hygiene students, staff and faculty will provide free dental screenings, x-rays, and oral health education to patients as part of the school’s annual MLK Day of Service. Read More»

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