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12,000 expected in Senoia for music festival

A scene from last year's festival. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Looking for a wealth of music, food and entertainment this weekend? Look no further than the Senoia Social in downtown Senoia. The day long event begins Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 a.m.

The main focus of the day-long social will be live performances by artists such as The Stellas with special guests Lennon and Maisy, John Driskell Hopkins and Brighter Side, Humming House, Paris Luna, Reuben’s Bell, Best Brothers Band and Jayron Weaver. Read More»

Celtic Christmas concert set for Dec. 13

It will be a festive holiday season with a Celtic Christmas playing The Fred. Photo/Special.

Kelly Porter Productions has announced that their second concert at The Fred will take place on December 13 starring Lisa Kelly, and featuring special guests as well as members of the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy and the newly formed Dance Academy.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer and actor, Lisa Kelly, hails from Dublin, Ireland and is best known to audiences worldwide through her performances with Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman.

Tickets are now on sale. and may be purchased at either the Fred Box Office or online at ticketalternative.com. Read More»

'Princess and the Pea' opens July 11

 Member’s of Saturday’s Cast for “The Princess and the Pea,” Queen Penelope- Alison Chambers, Jester- Tammy Barton, King Rudolph - Zach Schaefer. Photo/Special.

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions presents their professional troupe in the hilarious, audience participation, musical production “The Princess and the Pea” accompanied by a fun after show party at the Royal Castle.

Come meet all the zany characters of the kingdom and share in the fun of this 45-minute musical that has been touring Georgia since late May to audience cheers and standing room only performance. You will meet the kind King Rudolph (Zach Shaefer) and stuck-up Queen Penelope (Jennifer Doxey on Friday and Alison Chambers on Saturday), who loves the color red. Read More»

Farm to Table cooks for Southern Conservation Trust

Rick Minter, owner of Minter’s Farm, takes Farm to Table guests on a tour of the premises. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

On Thursday, June 19, the Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) held their fourth annual “Farm to Table” event at Minter’s Farm, located off Ga. Highway 92 South in Inman. The event consisted of a dinner prepared for guests by local chefs from only fresh and locally grown produce.

The food was so fresh, in fact, that much of it had been harvested within 24 to 48 hours prior to the event, according to SCT member Meredith Martin.
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Local author staging publishing session

Milton Davis.

Local author and publishing entrepreneur Milton Davis returns to the Fayette County Public Library June 28 at 1 p.m. to speak on the topic, “Publishing Your Book.”

The program is open to the public and offered free of charge, with no registration needed.

Davis, a Fayetteville resident who describes himself as a full-time chemist and a part-time writer, has been writing fiction in his spare time for most of his life. Read More»

Kids take over Newnan Theatre this summer

Newnan Theatre Company is offering three exciting youth productions this summer: Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” and a much newer play, “Avenue Q,” by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

The Taming of the Shrew: June 26 – June 29 Read More»

Cool water for a determined runner

Cool water for a determined runner

Taking a cool sip for Fayetteville’s June 14 Civitans Old Courthouse 5K is Betty Rose of Peachtree City, who has run over 50 marathons in the last 13 years. She started at age 53 and is now 66, and has been running 5Ks for over 50 years. Proceeds from the run will aid organizations serving medically fragile citizens in Fayette, such as the Joseph Sams School, ExceptionalOPS, Fayette County Special Olympics, and Southwest Christian Care (Hospice, Hope House, Senior Care, Spiritual Care). Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Running in the family

Running in the family

Grandparents Beth and Howard Dial, who will be observing their 50th anniversary soon, celebrate after the 22nd Annual Civitans Old Courthouse 5K Run June 14 in Fayetteville with their grandson Connor Dial, who runs for Sandy Creek. Connor finished second and then went back and ran alongside his grandmother as she completed the race. Howard Dial, now retired, is the founding pastor of Berachah Bible Church in east Fayette County. Photo/Bonnie Hester.