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Regional Science Bowl to be held at Newnan HS

Regional Science Bowl to be held at Newnan HS

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Students from across Georgia will come together in Coweta County this weekend to compete for a spot in the National Science Bowl.

Newnan High School will host the Georgia regional competition for the bowl on Jan. 19.

The winning team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., at the end of April.

Learn more about the National Science Bowl at science.energy.gov.

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

Newnan Theatre Company presents 'Rabbit Hole'

Newnan Theatre Company presents 'Rabbit Hole'

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Tickets are now on sale for the Newnan Theatre Company's production of Rabbit Hole.

The show will run from Feb. 14-24 at the company's black box theater. Tickets range in price from $8 to $14 and can be purchased at vendini.com.

Rabbit Hole was written by David Lindsay-Abaire and won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It follows a married couple, Becca and Howard, whose lives are shattered when their young son is hit and killed by a 17-year-old driver. The original Broadway production featured "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Becca. Rabbit Hole was also adapted into a 2010 film starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

Newnan Theatre Company is located at 24 1st Avenue.

Vienna Boys Choir coming to The Centre

Vienna Boys Choir coming to The Centre

NEWNAN, Ga. -- One of the most popular boys choirs in the world will perform in Coweta County in the new year.

The Vienna Boys Choir will give a free concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. It will be at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.

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Although tickets cost nothing, they are still required for entry. Tickets will be available starting Jan. 3 and must be picked up in person from The Centre no later than Thursday, Feb. 14.

Learn more at thecentreonline.net.

Coweta County's Centre for Performing and Visual Arts is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road.

'Secret Life of Bees' celebrated at The Centre

'Secret Life of Bees' celebrated at The Centre

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A much-beloved novel will come to life at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in January.

The New York-based American Place Theatre's Literature to Life program has adapted Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, a story about a 14-year-old girl whose life is changed by a trio of beekeeping sisters during the civil rights movement.

Actress Denise Wilbanks will perform The Secret Life of Bees at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 770-254-2787.

Bees author Kidd will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. Tickets for her talk are also $10.

Coweta County's Centre for Performing and Visual Arts is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. Learn more at thecentreonline.net.

Humane Society opens pet food pantry

Humane Society opens pet food pantry

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Newnan-Coweta Humane Society has launched a new initiative to help struggling pet owners feed their four-legged friends.

A special pet food pantry will be hosted by the NCHS on the first Saturday of every month, beginning Jan. 5.

"The Newnan-Coweta Pet Food Pantry will provide temporary food assistance to pet owners who are currently unable to afford food for their pets and may be forced to give up their pets without food assistance," NCHS president LouAnn Jones said in a statement.

Qualifying pet owners will receive a month's worth of food for up to three pets from the pantry. All pets must be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on rabies vaccinations.

The Jan. 5 pet food pantry distribution will be at the H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic at 12 The Crescent in Newnan from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn more, including ways to doante to the pet food pantry, at nchsrescue.org.

USAF band holding free Christmas concert

USAF band holding free Christmas concert

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Band of the United States Air Force Reserve will hold a free holiday concert in Coweta County.

The show will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts.

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Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at The Centre's box office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Learn more about the concert at coweta.k12.ga.us.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.