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Bringing Main Street into the iPad age

Bringing Main Street into the iPad age

The annual Main Street Halloween costume contest in downtown Fayetteville featured costumes both old, new and creative too. Cole Gumerson wore a painstakingly detailed iPad costume, blending in with all the other animals and characters on display. The event also offered a hayride, music and food fare from the jointly-operated Market Day. Photo/John Munford.

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Things to do-Nov.1-Dec.10

November


November 1

Dr. Walt Todd, professor at Shorter University of Atlanta, will return to The Carnegie in Newnan from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to provide another program for the history series, “World War II – Remembering The War”. Read More»

‘Pinocchio’ comes to Southside

Lydia Williams and Seth Moen are two of the players in “Pinocchio.” Photo/Special

Southside Theatre Guild is proud to present “Pinocchio,” a play the whole family can enjoy. The show opens Oct. 31 and runs weekends through November 17.  Opening night will feature free treats for all the children and free snacks for everyone. Also, if you bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Fairburn Community Food Bank for any of the performances, Southside Theatre Guild will give you one free concession item. It is the theatre’s way to give back to the community that has been so supportive of community theatre the past 41 years.  Read More»

Writers greet readers at Books Down South

Writers greet readers at Books Down South

11-Alive news anchor and author Karyn Greer greets one of the hundreds of readers attending the inaugural Books Down South festival Saturday in Fayetteville.
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F’ville’s Books Down South festival is Saturday

More than 40 local and regional authors, including several New York Times bestsellers, are participating in Books Down South, A Festival for Readers and Writers, on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the former River’s Elementary School at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway in Fayetteville (map below).
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Pumpkin Festival & Trick-or-Treating in downtown Fayetteville Saturday

These kids show how to dress for Halloween in Fayetteville. File photo.

Fayetteville Main Street is hosting a variety of Halloween season events on Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown Fayetteville.

Starting at the Gazebo at 10 a.m., residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs until 5 pm. With nearly 100 vendors, it will be easy to find something to purchase and get a head start on holiday shopping. Read More»

'The Mystery of Irma Vep' opens next week in Newnan

In “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” author Charles Ludlam satirizes Gothic romance novels, pulp fiction, and horror movies. But he doesn’t stop there. With two actors playing eight different roles and changing costumes 35 times, Ludlam is also laughing at the entire craft of theatrical production. The plot is borrowed from Gothic romances such as Daphne de Maurier’s “Rebecca”and Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights,” with fantastic characters from “penny dreadful” fiction and “C” rated movies tossed in. Read More»

Things to do- Oct.16-Nov.15

October


October 16

A free seminar on Medicare options and facts is today at 10:30 a.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.  
There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  To register call 770-400-2375.

October 17
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Freedom Fund Banquet is Oct. 26

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 16th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel in Peachtree City, an event you must attend. This year’s banquet theme is “Uniting Citizens Through Diversity and Inclusion.” The Keynote Speaker will be Shirley Sherrod.
In July 2010, Mrs. Sherrod was forced to resign her position at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted video excerpts on his website of a Sherrod address at a NAACP event. Read More»

Cattle Baron's Ball approaches

The American Cancer Society will host the 11th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball November 2 at the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field.
The Cattle Baron’s Ball is the only country western themed gala in the state of Georgia and has raised more than $1.2 million for the American Cancer Society.

“This year’s theme is Stampeding Toward a Cure,” stated Nikki Adams, community manager for the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division.
“We have an awesome committee this year that is bringing a lot of new ideas and surprises that attendees won’t want to miss!” Read More»

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