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President Theodore Roosevelt coming to Newnan

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening with President Teddy Roosevelt” as portrayed by Joe Wiegand. Roosevelt will appear at the Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson Street in Newnan, on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. He will speak on his life and careers. Admission will be $5 (students $3). Tickets will be available at the Male Academy Museum, 30 Temple Avenue, Newnan (770-251-0207), Scott’s Bookstore at 28 South Court Square, Newnan and at the door the evening of the performance. Read More»

Blended Heritage Celebration at county library Friday

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 13th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. As always, a very special evening of music, poetry, dance, and food is planned. The Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge. Read More»

'Tuesdays with Morrie' opens at Southside Theatre Guild this week

From left are Gary Morgan as Morrie and Lance Smith as Mitch. Photo/Special.

Mitch Albom’s “Tuesday with Morrie,” has enjoyed success as both a best-selling book and a television movie starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The memoir focuses on Mitch and his old college professor Morrie discussing what’s really important in life. The story is sentimental but also thought-provoking and, at times, very funny.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will present the award winning play “Tuesdays with Morrie” for two weekends, beginning this Thursday, Feb. 24 and running Thursdays-Sundays, through Mar. 6. Read More»

Master gardeners identify trees at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary

Master Gardeners Rich Cocos (L) and Al Baird show off two of the small signs they created to identify large specimen trees at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary as part of their advanced training in Urban Forestry. Photo/Special.

On a recent warm February afternoon, master gardeners Al Baird and Rich Cocos walked the trail at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary and posted small signs identifying various trees in the nature preserve.

Visitors to the preserve will now benefit from their work and be able to know what trees are growing in this wetland habitat.

Al and Rich have just completed an in-depth five-day training seminar on Urban Forestry conducted by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to receive a Gold Star for advanced training in Urban Forestry and Ecology. Read More»

'The Fred' announces 2011 Summer Concert Series

Kenny G. Photo/Dominick Guillemot.

Some point to the emergence of the groundhog as a sign of spring, while others believe it is when pitchers and catchers report for spring training. In Fayette County, a case can be made that spring’s true arrival is when the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater announces the lineup for their annual concert series.

Although the trees are still bare and there is a slight chill in the air, thoughts of a concert under the stars at The Fred can instantly bring back memories of warm evenings with good music, good friends and bobbing flamingos. Read More»

Beef O’Brady’s gives county’s families a great place to meet and eat

Beef O’Brady’s gives county’s families a great place to meet and eat

You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy Beef O’Brady’s in Peachtree City, but it helps.

Since 2001, Beef O’Brady’s has been a popular spot for casual, family dining. It’s a place where the kids can scramble off to the game room, the guys can get together to watch a game or people can just get together for an inexpensive quality meal. Read More»

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

The Southern Crescent Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. Under the direction of Janice Folsom, this concert will be accompanied by Rick Massengale at the world renowned Spivey Hall organ. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and may be purchased at www.southerncrescentchorale.org, from any Chorale member, or at Spivey Hall, www.spiveyhall.org or 678-466-4200.

The Chorale will be joined for this concert by four outstanding soloists. Read More»

Starr Search 2011 this Thursday

Starr’s Mill High School’s Choral Department will showcase some of the best student talent in Fayette County at its annual talent show.

Starr Search 2011, to be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., will include a variety of acts—everything from bands, to vocal duets, to solo dancers. Acts will be judged by a panel that will award first-, second- and third-place cash prizes. Last year, first place honors were awarded to the vocalist duo of sisters Kari and Laura Lien. They won for their beautiful rendition of the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Read More»

Plenty of options for dates this Valentine’s Day weekend

Monday is Valentine’s Day, but many couples will celebrate this weekend. If you are looking for some things to do with your sweetheart, here are some ideas.

The Legacy Theatre will end their run of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” this weekend. The show follows four young women in a musical group. The first act takes place at their high school reunion in 1958 and the second act takes place at their 10-year reunion. Audiences have loved the show’s wonderful sense of humor, heart and toe-tapping soundtrack. Phone 404-895-1473 or visit www.thelegacytheatre.org. Read More»

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