Suzanne Caldwell is the Newnan Coweta Art Associations' Artist of the month for March
Suzanne Caldwell is the Newnan Coweta Art Associations' Artist of the month for March. Her showing this month is in Pastels.
Suzanne attended a workshop in Pastels given by Deborah Kidwell and fell in love with the medium. She continues to take classes with Deborah at Corner Arts Gallery here in Newnan every week. There is always something new to learn. She prefers painting from photos she has taken. As you can see favorite subjects are landscapes, birds and flowers. She also enjoys quilting, sewing and is an avid gardener.
Suzanne lives in Sharpsburg on a small hobby farm with her husband Jerry and dachshund, Charley. She moved to Georgia in1999 from West Dundee, Illinois.
Suzanne is a member of the Newnan Coweta Art Association. NCAA meets the third Thursday each month (September through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month. Come and join the fun.
February 13, 2013
Coweta Writers Group To Meet On March 2
Beth Greene To Speak on The Writing of Children's Literature
The Coweta Writers Group has been having meetings at which its members speak about their recently published books. The March 2013 meeting is devoted to the topic of Children's Literature. The speaker will be Beth Greene, the author of The Bubble Gum Tree. The meeting will be held on Saturday March 2 from 10 AM through 12 Noon at the Ashley Park Barnes & Noble in Newnan. After the author's talk, the floor will be open for questions and comments from the audience. The meeting is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
The Coweta Writers Group is open to writers and aspiring writers living in Coweta County. Information is available from Forrest Schultz at 770-583-3258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Kelly is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association's Artist of the month of February at Newnan City Hall
Barbara Kelly is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association's Artist of the month of February.
"There isn't a time that I remember not wanting to create and express myself," she says. Sensing
this, her parents sent her for formal art training under Pennsylvania Expressionist Dr. Walter E. Baum.
She then used her skills in elementary and middle school activities. Her mother wanted her to
follow music, so she became an accomplished pianist by the time she left high school.
However, in college she earned her undergraduate degree in education and later, a master's in counseling.
Marriage and raising three sons put art on hold until 1996, when Barbara retired from thirty years in
Since then, she has studied painting under several local teachers, entered exhibits, won ribbons and
sold her paintings. "It has been very fulfilling, and has put me in with people who dearly love the arts
as I do. "
Barbara likes to paint in oils, pastels and water colors, and she likes to paint people and animals the most.
But , having traveled extensively, painting from the pictures she takes is also a love. She is a member
of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and served as President for two years.
NCAA meets the third Thursday each month (from September through May) at the Harriet Alexander
Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration
is presented each month. Come and join the fun!
Art Classes... now registering!
Classes are back in session at the studio starting next week! Please see class information below and register today... classes fill up quickly!
Mini Exploring the Arts with studio owner Sara Byars Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
$12 per student with sibling discounts available, all supplies included! It is a fun, safe environment and your little artist will love our creative projects! (parents can stay or drop off) A beginners class that is great for age 4-7 years old. Fun exploring painting with acrylics, watercolors, drawing, clay, sculpture and more! All supplies included for only $12 a class and your little artist will love our creative projects!
Only 5 spaces left!
Exploring the Arts with studio owner Sara Byars Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm
$14 per student with sibling discounts available, all supplies included! Created for age 7-up with basic to intermediate techniques to create out of the box, fun and beautiful artwork! As we explore the arts, we will be studying many techniques in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture and More! Learn more about Realism, Abstracts, Impressionism, Folk Art, Pop Art, Drawing Facial Features, Self Portraits, Landscapes, Mixed Media, Creative Exploration and Printing too.
Only 4 spaces left!
Advanced Exploring the Arts with studio owner Sara Byars Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
$15 per class all supplies included. Class is for more serious artists only... age 10 and up to experience more focused Art Projects including Oil Painting, Acrylics, Watercolors, Portraits, Realism, Charcoal, Pastels, Pottery, Art History and more!
Only 3 spaces left!
Home School ETA with Sara Byars Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm (registering now) Thursdays 2:00-3:00 pm
$12 per student with sibling discounts available, all supplies included! Created for age 5-up with basic to intermediate techniques to create out of the box, fun and beautiful artwork! As we explore the arts, we will be studying many techniques in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture and More! Learn more about Realism, Abstracts, Impressionism, Folk Art, Pop Art, Drawing Facial Features, Self Portraits, Landscapes, Mixed Media, Creative Exploration and Printing too!
Only 3 spaces left on Thursdays... Wednesdays now enrolling!
Art Display & Show scheduled for March and May including the students best pieces with awards and prizes!
NEW classes coming soon...
Clay Creations Tuesdays 11-12:30 pm or Tuesdays 5:15-6:30 pm
$95 for 6 weeks (Age 6 and up, adults welcome!) During this 6 week course your children will learn techniques like pinch, coil & slab along with adding creative textures and designs. Also, you will learn to hand glaze your fired pieces! In Clay Creations you will have the opportunity to make 5-10 pieces depending on your ability and attention to details. Tons of fun creating art and gifts with your hands! 8 spaces available!
Registering now - classes are scheduled to begin in mid February!
Drawing Workshops 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month 9:30-10:30 am
$12 per class (age 8 and up) $10 if pre registered for 6 classes. All supplies included but recommended drawing pad & pencil set is great for practice! Help your child bring their drawing skills and creativity to a whole new level! 8 spaces available!
Registering now - classes are scheduled to begin in February or March!
Creative Expressions from the Heart 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month 11:30-1 pm
$15 per class (age 16 and up) Come explore your inner artist through discussion, writing, meditation and creatively learning to express yourself with painting, writing, art journaling, sculpture and more! Free yourself up some "ME" time and see positive results in many other areas in your life! Most supplies included!
Registering now - classes are scheduled to begin soon!
To register call the studio at 770.500.9219 or email: email@example.com
Jerry Yates In Concert at The Masquerade in Atlanta on January 5
Jerry T. Yates returns to the stage, Saturday night, January 5th, at 7:00pm. Jerry, the 2008 Roots Music Association Gospel Artist of the Year, will appear at the Masquerade on 695 North Avenue in Atlanta, GA. The Masquerade is not known as a gospel music venue, but it is a venue which welcomes the entire family. "What better place to take the Gospel message, than to a night club in Downtown or Midtown Atlanta?" Yates said.
Tickets are $13.00 at the door, but advance tickets may be purchased online at www.aftonshows.com/JERRYTYATES, for $11.00.
Carla Cook Smith Perspectives On The City of Homes (Perspectives Books, 2011)
Anyone who wonders why Newnan is called "The City Of Homes" can find out by reading this book, which contains numerous photos and descriptions of the many fine houses and other buildings in Newnan as well as the people who have lived in them, especially the women involved, with emphasis on the six women shown on the front cover.
There is also other items of information about Newnan, including its artists and those who served in the military, with especial emphasis on the Vietnam War because of the traveling Wall That Heals, which came to Newnan in 2011.
And, as with all of her Perspectives books, there are many recipes submitted by Newnanites, so many in fact that an index is supplied at the rear of the book.
Additional information on Newnan is available in her 2010 book titled Newnan Perspectives.
Carla Cook Smith is to be applauded for gathering the information in these books about Newnan as well as in her other recently published books about other nearby Southside cities -- Senoia, Turin, Peachtree City and Fayetteville. There has been a lot of concern about so much of our history getting lost. Smith is working hard to see that the history of the towns around here does not get lost!
FULL CRY IN MORELAND
‘A Celebration of the Hunt’
The Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance presents FULL CRY IN MORELAND in association with Bear Creek Hounds. Festivities celebrate the tradition of The Hunt with a Scottish twist at two gatherings on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.
MCAA and Bear Creek Hounds invite the public to experience Scottish music, dancing, wine and hunt fare, a drag hunt and a Scottish Games competition featuring The Order of the Tartan of the Chattahoochee Valley. Kilts welcome!
This event will become a new tradition of events, many of which are free, leading up
to the annual Bear Creek Hounds Opening Hunt.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
WHAT: Fall Ya’ll Ball: An Evening of Meats & Merriment
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. – Evening includes dancing on the green, “A Taste of the Hunt” (which includes game meat and Scottish fare), wine tasting, dramatic Scottish poetry reading and more.
Meet Patrick Smithwick, steeplechase jockey-turned-author of Flying Change and Racing My Father. His personal narratives mix passages of classic English literature with observations about championship racing and life. Author will be available to autograph copies of his books.
WHERE: Historic Moreland Mill & Town Green, the charming heart of Moreland, Ga.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
WHAT: Bear Creek Hounds Opening Hunt & Festival
· 8:30 a.m. – Stirrup Cup and Blessing of the Hounds
· 9 a.m. – Fox Hunt. Spectators can follow the hunt across the scenic pastoral countryside from the comfort of talley-ho wagons.
· Noon – Traditional Hunt Breakfast, a lavish brunch on the grounds of Bear Creek Farm
· 1 p.m.-6 p.m. – Hunt Festival featuring “Wee Highland Games” and exhibitions of Masters of Sports.
Including: falconry, sharp shooting, hunting dogs (hounds and retrievers), equestrian champions and fly fishing
WHERE: Bear Creek Farm, Moreland, Ga., the beautiful Coweta County home of Hal and Linda Barry and their beloved Bear Creek Hounds
WHY: These gatherings will benefit the Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance Inc., formed in 2011 to enhance and develop the museums of Moreland. MCAA’s mission is to protect, foster and promote the cultural arts and heritage of the Moreland community and celebrate the writings of Erskine Caldwell and Lewis Grizzard.
INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND TICKETS:
· www.fullcrymoreland.com this website is not yet live
Coweta County Schools Work To Expand Recycling
Last year Coweta County Schools launched a county wide recycling program that collected over 25 tons of paper. Students, teachers & administrators got a first-hand opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and divert tons of material from our landfill. According to the Dept. of Community Affairs – paper occupies 36% of our landfills & is 100% recyclable -in schools it can be up to 50% of the waste. It’s hard to believe that millions of pounds of energy-saving resources get discarded every day in our garbage! Recycling one ton of paper saves 7,000 gallons of water. That’s enough for 365 showers!!!
With this in mind Coweta County Schools have teamed up with Keep Newnan Beautiful and SP Recycling to launch a recycling program to reduce waste in county schools. It’s a wonderful way for students to recognize the value of recycling in terms of value to both the future of the planet and to their own community. At this time 85% of the Coweta County Schools are participating in the program.
There is no cost to the schools for participating in this program. SP provides red & green bins to the schools and has trucks that pick up paper from the bins as often as needed. Schools earn money based on the amount of paper SP picks up monthly. Carol Duffey, Executive Director of Keep Newnan Beautiful notes “this is a win-win situation for the participating schools. All of the newspaper, magazines, office paper, and mail we produce every day can go toward building a stronger economy right here in Georgia. Every time one of the bins is filled with paper we are saving a 6 foot by 6 foot space in the landfill and saving 6 barrels of oil”.
The program is off to a great start but we can do better. America Recycles Day is November 15th and is a great time to pledge to increase recycling… For more information please contact Carol Duffey at 770-253-8283, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org
Women's Golf Network 3rd Annual Ladies Day Golf Tournament September 15, 2012
Attention all lady golfers of any skill level! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to play with 200+ women in the 3rd Annual Ladies Day Tournament presented by Piedmont Healthcare – September 15 – Whiteoak Golf Club – Newnan, GA. Two competition formats – 9 & 18 hole scrambles designed for all golf abilities: Shop til you drop - Ladies Golf Boutique - Equipment, Clothing, & Shoe Vendors demos; Equipment Fit Center Experience; Food; Prizes; Rewarding Reception presented by Chef Jonathan. Sign up online at womensgolfnetwork.com.
Don’t miss this unique and exclusive opportunity to market your business to over 200 of our area’s most successful and influential women. Sponsorship levels designed for any level of interaction and investment. You will not find a more fun, rewarding experience to spend time with the market segment that makes the majority of decisions for business and families. Sign up online at womensgolfnetwork.com.
Bridging The Gap Community Yard Sale Saturday, September 8, 2012
Food, fun, bouncy castles, dance off competition with prizes, Horse back rides, petting zoo. All for a $5.00 donation to help BTG continue with their work.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®
ENGAGES AND INSPIRES COWETA COUNTY
Participants Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
Newnan, GA August 1, 2012 – The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Coweta County residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Southern Crescent Newnan-Coweta Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Ashley Park will be the site of the Walk on September 29, 2012 beginning at 8am.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for thousands of participants to learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Coweta County to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Funds raised will provide care and support services to the residents of Georgia living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. In addition to the 2.3 miles, participants will enjoy music, refreshments, and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Jeffery at email@example.com.
About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s:
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
3rd Annual Light Up The Night In White August 17
Join us for an evening of elegance and fun as we break out our "summer white" attire for this summer's end soiree! Enjoy tasting a wide selection of hors d'ouevres & dance to live jazz music!
A fundraiser to benefit the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club - Friday, August 17, 2012
The Coweta Club - 300 Arbor Springs Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265
7:00pm Don't miss out, buy your tickets today for just $65 at www.bgcma.org/event/270 or call 404.527.7110
Salvation Army Needs Items for Troops Care Packages
On May 5, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm The Salvation Army will be putting together care packages for our troops and they need your help.
Please bring snacks, body protection, toiletries (no hotel or sample sizes please), flash lights, batteries, beef jerky, chapstick, DVD movies, games books, pens, notepads, coffee, baby wipes (travel size), t-shirts, linens, and bibles as well as moneytary donations (each pack costs $11.35 to ship) on May 5th to The Salvation Army, 670 Jefferson Street, Newnan.
Collection will continue for one week and they would like to have the boxes ship before Memorial Day. It is a great way to thank our troops for their service.
For more than 20 years, Southern Living has built Idea Houses on the lake, on the beach, and in quaint towns across the South. This year, the brand will return to Senoia, GA for a historic renovation project.
“Great films deserve even better sequels, and we just couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring our readers the next installment in the renaissance story of Senoia,” said Kristen Payne, Executive Marketing Director,Southern Living. “We’re heeding (read more)
Calling all high school students that want to get involved in civic duties and learn about how to become a leader in your community. The Newnan Youth Activities Commission is accepting applications for the 2013 Newnan Youth Council (NYC). Applications are available at City Hall and online www.ci.newnan.ga.us Applications are due back no later than April 13th. Please forward them to Mike Furbush, PO Box 1193, Newnan, GA 30264.
The purpose of the Newnan Youth Council is to provide a means for the high school youth of Newnan and Coweta County to learn about government, participate in the process, and to represent and articulate the needs of the community’s youth. The overall purpose, based on the expressed need for youth programs, activities, events, continuing education, and youth involvement in community and governmental activities within the City of Newnan, is:
· To build leadership experience and civic responsibility that will benefit each member’s academic record and enhance their competitiveness in higher educational endeavors.
· To create a climate of public awareness and responsibility for meeting the needs and concerns of the City’s youth.
· To assist the citizens and youth in the City to understand effective communication, appreciate differences within the City’s youth, and be involved with community issues.
· To promote youth involvement in government and civic duties to become productive citizens in the future.
· To provide the means by which the City’s youth can be heard from and included in government.
· To plan, sponsor, and coordinate appropriate youth programs, activities, and events in the City of Newnan.
2012 STAR Students and Teachers honored:
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program, or STAR program, was held by the Newnan Rotary Club on Friday, honoring the top students from each of Coweta County’s four high schools. The STAR Students and Teachers honored were, left to right (teachers seated, in front of their students) Northgate High School and Coweta County STAR Student Tyler Pinaud and Coweta STAR Teacher Valeria Adams (Trinity Christian School); Newnan High School STAR Student Laura Lambert and STAR Teacher Sue Dennis (Evans Middle School); the Heritage School STAR Student Alex Carter and STAR Teacher Dorothy Rich (the Heritage School); East Coweta High School STAR Student Elizabeth Adams and STAR Teacher Katie Lowry (East Coweta High School).
Northgate High’s Pinaud named Coweta County STAR Student
Northgate High School senior Tyler Pinaud was named Coweta County’s 2012 STAR student Friday, at the annual STAR Student and Teacher luncheon hosted by the Newnan Rotary Club.
Pinaud and three other seniors – from Newnan High School, the Heritage School and East Coweta High School – were honored at the noon event as their school’s STAR students. Each student was accompanied by their chosen STAR teacher, as well as parents, principals and counselors, and the students were introduced by their teachers Friday.
This year’s STAR Students and Teachers, and the parents of Coweta’s four STAR Students, are:
Northgate High School STAR Student (and Coweta County STAR) Tyler Pinaud (parents Kerry and Chantell Bramblett, Tom Pinaud and Christie Pinaud)
STAR Teacher Valeria Adams (AP Language, Trinity Christian School)
East Coweta High School STAR Student Elizabeth Evans (parents Danny and Kristy Evans)
STAR Teacher Katie Lowrie (AP Physics, East Coweta High School)
Heritage School STAR Student Alex Carter (parents: Dr. Edwin and Mary Kathryn Carter)
STAR Teacher Dorothy Rich (Precalculus and AP Statistics, the Heritage School)
Newnan High School STAR Student Laura Lambert (parents Sherry and Eric Lambert)
STAR Teacher Sue Dennis (8th grade Gifted Language Arts, Evans Middle School)
Each of the STAR teachers introduced their STAR students. Trinity’s Adams – who taught Pinaud through his sophomore year - praised Pinaud as a brilliant student with great humility.
The students discussed their high school careers, and their expected post-secondary plans. For Northgate’s Pinaud, that includes studying chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. East Coweta’s Evans also plans to attend Georgia Tech, to study business administration; Heritage’s Carter is considering several universities at which to pursue studies in biomedical engineering; and Newnan’s Lambert plans to study neuroscience at the University of Evansville.
Northgate High’s Pinaud and Trinity’s Adams will go on to represent Coweta County in the March 22 STAR Student banquet in Griffin, Georgia. The State STAR student banquet will be held in Atlanta in April.
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition Program, or STAR Program, is held each year to recognize top academic students at county high schools and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. To be named STAR, students must have the highest score in their school in one sitting on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), taken through the November test date of their senior year. They must also be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. STAR students show praise for the educator who most influenced their academic achievement by naming them as their STAR Teacher.
Based on SAT ranking, a top student is selected from among all STAR Students to represent the county as a whole in upcoming regional STAR recognitions.
The STAR Program is sponsored state-wide by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, and is held throughout the state of Georgia. During the past 50 years, the STAR Program has honored more than 20,000 high school seniors who have, in turn, chosen STAR teachers to share in the recognition.
The Newnan Rotary Club and President Mark Mitchell hosted the local STAR program for the sixth year. The Newnan Rotary luncheon was also attended by the principals and counselors from each of the four high schools, representatives of Evans Middle School and Trinity Christian School, Coweta County Board of Education members and Coweta County School System Superintendent Steve Barker.
It's show season! The Centre for Performing and Visual arts of Coweta County unveiled their 2012 lineup. Make your next evening out filled with an incredible theatrical experience.
The American Boychoir
Monday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
$10 Adults, $8 Students & Seniors
Spelman College Glee Club
Friday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
Masterworks Chorale Concert
Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
Masterworks Chorale Concert
Friday, June 1 at 8:00 pm
Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Hosts Workshops for Homebuyers and Homeowners
The American Dream — Homeownership. It is a symbol of pride, a source of wealth, the strength of a neighborhood and a legacy for generations. It’s the American dream but the process of purchasing a home can be costly and complex. “Newnan-Coweta Habitat For Humanity, (NCHFH) Inc. Homebuyer Education Workshops can help alleviate some of the fears associated with the home buying process” stated Lora Wills, Family Services Manager, Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. The Homebuyer Education Workshops are a community resource and provide the tools needed to understand what it means to purchase, own, and maintain a home.
“The more you know about homeownership, the easier it will be to become a homeowner” stated, Leslie Merriman, Executive Director, Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Course developers and facilitators have created a learning experience that is both informative and interactive. The
workshops are facilitated by Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Central Education Center, and other community partners.
Homebuyer topics include: Workshops dates
- Habitat Homeowner Overview and Guidelines February 7
- Shopping For A Home February 14
- Understanding Home Mortgage February 28
- Financial Planning March 6
- Climbing Out of Debt March 13
- Homeowner Right and Responsibilities March 20
- Record Keeping March 27
Homebuyer Workshops Location
Bank of Coweta Annex Building
112 Jefferson Street, Newnan, GA
Homeowners, was your resolution to save money this year? Learn a new skill? Fix some things around the house? Get schooled on tools and more during Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.’s Homeowner Workshops. Learn the basics of home repair and discover common household problems.
Homeowner topics include: Workshop Dates
- Home Safety/Maintenance** April 10
- Understanding Basic Hand Tools ++ April 17
- Hands-on – Basic Home Repairs Workshop ++ April 24
**Homeowner Workshops Location #1
Bank of Coweta Annex Building
112 Jefferson Street, Newnan, GA
++Homeowner Workshops Location# 2
CEC (Central Education Center)/Construction Department
160 Martin Luther King Dr. Newnan, GA
For directions: Call 678/423-2000
SAVE THE DATES!!!!! ALL courses are FREE and available to the general public. Classes are held every Tuesday from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Space is limited. Workshop registrations are processed on a first come first served basis. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770 252-9049 ext .16