Senoia to come alive this weekend

Thu, 04/24/2008 - 3:06pm
By: John Thompson

Hundreds of people are expected to visit Senoia for a host of events this weekend.

The latest event that promises to draw more residents and visitors to the historic downtown is"Art Senoia." The art show debuts April 25 with an opening reception from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at 20 Main Street in historic downtown Senoia. This is the first event of the newly formed Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority.

The show will feature a range of beautiful paintings along with fine photography and art quilts. The art is for sale, and a portion of the proceeds goes to support the Cultural Arts Committee.

Local painters taking part in the show are David Boyd, Victor Dallas, Anne Harwell, Martin Pate, Jane Whitehurst, Joy Whitley and Yun Liu. Photographers showing their artwork are Paul Conlan and Jeremy Harwell. Art quilts by Claudia Wood are also included in the exhibit.

After the opening, the exhibit is open Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through Memorial Day. It can also be viewed during the week by students and other groups by appointment. The reception and art show are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Suzanne Helfman at 770-599-8182 or Claudia Wood at 770-599-0047.

On Saturday, the city’s first Motorcycle Meet will occur. The event is sponsored by the city’s Downtown Development Authority and organizers are urging everyone to hop on your Harley, Victory, Kawasaki, Honda or any other kind of motorcycle and make your way to historic downtown Senoia for the event. The downtown area will welcome riders from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. with fellowship, food and entertainment. Chick-fil-A, Churn 'N Scoop Ice Cream, Hawaiian Shaved Ice and other vendors will have food for sale, along with Redneck Gourmet, Maguire's Irish Pub, and Senoia Coffee Company.

From noon to 1 p.m., Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, will be signing books, including his newest, “How Did You Do It, Truett?” at Table Talk. The famous "Moo Cow Band" will be performing their own brand of Dixieland music from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sponsors of the event are BlackJack Motorcycles, Great South Harley-Davidson, The Shoppes on Main Street (Table Talk, Traditions Framing, Steel Magnolias, You’re Invited and Beyond the Door) and the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. For more information, contact John Barrow at 404-379-8490.

Also on Saturday, in conjunction with “Keep America Beautiful,” the city of Senoia is partnering with residents, Dependable Waste and other local businesses to clean up, beautify and improve the neighborhoods of Senoia, creating a safer and more livable community. City residents can bring household waste and debris to the corner of Howard Road and Andrews Parkway between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.. Volunteers for clean up crews are meeting at the Senoia Coffee Company at 8 a.m. The city appreciates the generosity of Tencate/Southern Mills for the use of the dumpster location.

For directions and additional information please call City Hall 770-599-3679.

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