Saturday, April 9, 2011

April Events at the Carnegie in Downtown Newnan

Please join us on Wednesday, April 13th at 10 a.m. for the informative History with Elizabeth series. This month’s topic is Downtown Churches Part II.

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."

A Diabetes Program will be held on Friday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. hosted by Home Helpers. The program will consist of a roundtable discussion with certified diabetes educator Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, BSN, CDE followed by Mike Hutcheson of “Dishing with Mike” at noon. Mike will be demonstrating how to prepare fun food fast and healthy.

On Wednesday, April 20 at noon is Sack Lunch Cinema featuring “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Bring your sack lunch and we’ll provide the drinks and dessert.

What is the Buzzzz About Bees? On Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. Steven Page, Certified Beekeeper, will talk about Pollination, Honeybees and Honey and will have samples of four different types of honey.

Steven Page is a Certified Beekeeper in the Georgia Master Beekeepers Program. He is a member of the Coweta Beekeepers Association and Georgia Beekeepers Association. With numerous honeybee yards in Coweta County, he is one of the larger beekeepers in the county. Steven mentors aspiring beekeepers and through speaking engagements shares the importance and fascination of honeybees. His honey business is Barrington Farms Apiary, LLC, which can be found of the internet at

Find out about West Coast India through the Carnegie’s series ‘Armchair Travelers.’ The series speaker for the month of April is local resident Laxman Kamath. The speaking engagement will be on Friday, April 22 at 2pm at the Carnegie.

Laxman was born and raised along the west coast of India in Mulki. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering at Mysore University he came to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1971 and began his career in Engineering. After retiring as a Professional Civil Engineer in 2006 he traveled to Newnan and fell in love with our city. He and his wife Mamata love to travel and have been to 40 states in the U.S. and more than 10 countries in Europe.

The Carnegie Literary Circle will meet on Monday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. This month’s book selection is “Cold Sassy Tree” by Olive Ann Burns. New members are welcome.

Come to The Carnegie for an educational seminar with local financial advisor Sam Madaris Jr. In “Putting Rising Prices into Perspective” you will learn how to understand inflation and the role it plays in the economy and how it may affect your long-term financial goals. This program will be Friday, April 29 at 10 A.M. Refreshments will be served.

Sam is a Newnan native who has over 20 years of financial planning, financial management, and executive management experience of Fortune 500 companies in the financial, technology, production, telecommunications, professional services consulting, program management, and healthcare industries.

Please call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot today and visit for a complete calendar of events.

About the Carnegie

Carnegie is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The building served as a library until 1987 when a new facility was constructed on Hospital Road. With its iconic lighted sign that states the ‘City of Homes’ on top of the building, citizens recognize the Carnegie when they drive through historic downtown.

The Carnegie was funded by the city of Newnan’s General Fund and partly by 2007 Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Carnegie’s cost to be renovated was over $1.5 million dollars to the city. For more information on the Carnegie, please visit or email

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