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Charles Wadsworth At The Wadsworth Municipal Auditorium, March 19th

Charles Wadsworth At The Wadsworth Municipal Auditorium, March 19th

Newnan's native son and world-famous pianist Charles Wadsworth will return to Newnan to perform in concert in his namesake Charles Wadsworth Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 19. at 7:30 pm. Wadsworth will once again be joined by a group of world-class musicians as they present the much anticipated "Charles Wadsworth & Friends" concert that has become Newnan's most prominent cultural event.

Mr. Wadsworth celebrated his 80th birthday during Newnan's 2009 concert and, since announcing his retirement at last year's concert, has limited his concert appearances. He pledged, however, to return annually to Newnan for as long as "providentially able." He has received New York City's highest cultural award the Handel Medallion, in addition to South Carolina's Order of the Palmetto.

Prominent Newnan Families, Part III at The Carnegie

Prominent Newnan Families, Part III at The Carnegie

Please join the people of the Newnan Carnegie on Wednesday, December 8that 10 a.m. for the very popular History with Elizabeth series.  This month’s topic is Prominent Newnan Families, Part III.

A fourth generation Coweta Countian, Elizabeth is a descendant of early settlers.  Proud of her heritage and always imbued with a strong sense of history, Ms. Beers has been actively involved in various professional, civic, community, church, and historical organizations. With her knowledge of the county and its people, she is a resource person, and has become known as the "unofficial local historian."

The Carnegie is located at 1 Lagrange Street in Newnan. Please call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot today.

Pat Sewell, Newnan's Artist of the Month

It’s that time of the month. What time, you ask? It’s the time that Newnan names their “Artist of the Month”. This month it’s Pat Sewell.  And you can catch her fun and whimsical take on Santa at Newnan City Hall located at 25 LaGrange Street in the City Manager’s office.

Sewell has enjoyed a lifelong interest in the art world, attending shows, exhibits, and museums at every opportunity.  She collects a variety of artwork including her “rescue” collection of unknown, amateur work she finds in flea markets, antique shops and yard sales.  As a young child Sewell’s favorite Christmas presents were a Christmas coloring book and a box of crayons with lots of colors.  A tray of watercolors, drawing paper, and brushes were other favorite.

Sewell says she is self-taught.

City of Newnan’s Annual Christmas Parade, December 5th

The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Sunday, December 5th, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The parade begins at Jackson Street and Clark Street and continues onto LaGrange Street to Newnan High School.  You better not shout, you better not pout because this year’s theme of the parade is “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”.  The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands. 

The city does need volunteers for this event. If you or your group is interested in volunteering contact the city’s public information office at 770-254-2358 or email gsnider@cityofnewnan.org

You can download a parade application at the city website www.ci.newnan.ga.us or pick one up at Newnan City Hall located at 25 LaGrange Street. The application deadline is November 19th. The entry fee is $35.

“Evolution of Jazz” Concert, November 14th

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission will be sponsoring the “Evolution of Jazz” Concert featuring The Jazz League Mini Big Band, on Sunday November 14th. The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Wadsworth Auditorium (25 Jefferson Street, Newnan).

This jazz program which is under the direction of Martin Rudy, will feature many well loved classics, such as A Foggy Day, Summertime, Georgia On My Mind, Proud Mary, and Moon Dance.

Martin Rudy, Rick Massesngale, Rex Butner, and Bill Nelmes of the original Jazz League that performed for several years at Ten East Washington, will pay trumpet, keyboard, guitar and drums, respectively.

Meet Jenny Jones, Newnan's Artist of the Month

Jenny is a native of Newnan and Coweta County and a Newnan High School graduate. She is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Newnan, the Newnan Coweta Art Association, and has been employed with Newnan Utilities for 26 years and has recently retired.  She has two daughters, Aimee and Sarah.

Needing a hobby in 1999, Jenny began with stenciling and wall murals in her own home.  Her mother, being a craft painter, invited her to visit a craft painting class with her.  Soon after, her desire to paint grew and she began to buy woodwork, windows, glass objects, and any other materials using glass paint and acrylics.

How to Raise a Money Smart Kid at the Carnegie

Come to The Carnegie for an informative seminar with local financial advisor Sam Madaris Jr.   In “How to Raise a Money-Smart Child” you will learn how to start teaching your child or grandchild about financial goal-setting, self-discipline, and the basics of making wise money choices.  This program will be Wednesday, September 29 at 10 A.M.  Refreshments will be served.