Free movie night is Friday

Frozen" shows Friday night. Photo/Special.

This Friday, June 20, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its first free “Moovie Night” of 2014 at Southern Ground Amphitheater with the mega-hit, “Frozen.” Beginning at 7 p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown.

Before the movie, a DJ will play songs for all ages, and kids can meet and dance with the Chick-Fil-A cows. Also, making a special appearance will be Elsa and Kristoff from the featured movie, “Frozen”. Read More»

Farm to Table celebration is Thursday

Participants at last year's celebration. Photo/special.

Join fellow foodies for the annual Farm to Table event on Minter’s Farm in Inman with awesome food, music and the backdrop of Minter’s Christmas trees and fields of veggies. Rick Minter will be providing hayrides as you arrive so be sure to jump aboard to see the farm first hand.

My Chef Nancy and Due South Southern Cuisine’s Chef Sara Killmeier will be back this year, along with Tracy and Cindy of Branch and Vine; Chefs Stephanie and Michael from Zoe’s Kitchen; Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association; and Fork in the Road Cafe . Read More»

Hornsby brings his passion to Peachtree City

Bruce Hornsby and his band come to town Saturday night. Photo/Special.

Almost three decades after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey. Read More»

Things to do-June 18-June 28

June 18

A one-day iPhone photography class is today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about apps for your iPhone to make wonderful images. This workshop takes you through the use of camera apps and editing — all on your phone! Class size is limited and cost is $85. Join local, fine art photographer, Donna Rosser at Turnipseed Farm for a day of exploring and creativity. Bring your iPhone, charger, and let’s have fun! Email to sign up, ask questions, and check availability.

June 19
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Big theater season planned in Newnan

The cast of “Urinetown” from a previous NCTC production. Photo/Special.

Although summer does not officially start until next weekend, the Newnan Community Theatre Company is already planning an ambitious 2014-15 theatre season. Here are some highlights of the recently-released schedule:

• Sordid Lives

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400 paddlers to visit Newnan June 25

A group of 400 people who will paddle the Chattahoochee River in late June will be making a stop at Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Coweta County and, later that day, will be guests at the Chattahoochee Bend RiverFest on the grounds of the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan.

The paddlers will be participating in this year’s Paddle Georgia event that begins June 21 at Buford and continues along the Chattahoochee River to Franklin on June 27. Read More»

Look, Mom, I fit!

Look, Mom, I fit!

Five-year-old Fayetteville resident Lola Knowles got an up-close look at one of the large tires on an earth-mover that was part of the Touch-a-Truck fundraiser for the Odyssey Charter School in Newnan. The June 7 event at Ashley Park in Newnan featured more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC’s Victoria Wilcox is Ga. ‘Author of Year’

Peachtree City author Victoria Wilcox. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City author was named Georgia Author of the Year for Best First Novel by the Georgia Writers Association June 7.

Victoria Wilcox authored “Inheritance,” which is the first in a historical fiction trilogy about the life and times of Georgia native Doc Holliday.

She discovered the story while serving as the founding director of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum in Fayetteville, and Wilcox subsequently spent 18 years researching and writing about Holliday. Read More»

National Trail Day observed at The Ridge Nature Area

Southern Conservation Trust members (L-R) Keith Larson, Monica Coleman, and Jim Coleman (no relation) help out with National Trail Day at The Ridge Nature Area. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Intern for The Citizen

On June 7 the Southern Conservation Trust and Southside Cycling Club hosted National Trail Day — a collection of outdoor events held annually to celebrate America’s trail systems — for a second time at The Ridge Nature Area.

The Ridge is currently under development as the fifth public nature area to be owned or managed by the Southern Conservation Trust in Fayette County. Read More»

Things to do-June 12-June 20


June 12

Athletes, coaches, weekend warriors, or couch potatoes
are invited to a presentation from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Due South Restaurant in Peachtree City. Everyone is invited to get first-hand knowledge on the vital importance of nutrition, exercise and eating well. The presentation is given by David Phillips, M.D.
Please contact Diane Morris 678-389-1016 to RSVP or with questions.
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