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Safety City Camp Returns | Step Afrika! at Wadsworth Auditorium | Senior Game Days Kickoff

Issue #025

Todays Content:

  • 🌡️ Monday’s Forecast

  • 📰 Safety City Camp Returns at ChildrenConnect Museum

  • 📰 Newnan Library's 15th Anniversary: Seeking Public Feedback

  • 📰 Step Afrika! Vibrant Dance at Wadsworth Auditorium

  • 📰 Senior Game Days Kickoff in Newnan

  • 🗓️ Event List for This Week

  • 🏬 Support Local: Businesses & Charities

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ChildrenConnect Museum Reboots Safety City Camp with a Focus on Emergency Skills for Kids

After a hiatus since 2018, the ChildrenConnect Newnan Children’s Museum is thrilled to announce the return of Safety City, a Spring Break Camp aimed at educating children in kindergarten through fifth grade on safety and emergency readiness. This unique camp, running from April 2nd to 5th, is made possible through a collaboration with the Newnan Fire Department, Newnan Police Department, Newnan Utilities, the City of Newnan, and Mayor Keith Brady. Set in the heart of downtown Newnan, the camp promises a mix of fire safety demonstrations, interactive activities, tours of emergency vehicles, and vital health and safety insights provided by EMTs, along with lessons on water, energy, and electricity safety.

Each day of the four-day camp, held from 9:00 AM to Noon at the ChildrenConnect Museum, focuses on a different aspect of safety. The agenda includes learning essential fire safety practices, building a positive understanding of law enforcement's role in the community, gaining knowledge on emergency medical services and basic first aid, and exploring utility safety with a special visit from Newnan Utilities. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony officiated by Mayor Keith Brady, celebrating the children's achievements and newfound knowledge.

Day 1 - Fire Safety - Learn fundamental fire safety practices, gain awareness of fire hazards, and become comfortable responding safely in emergency situations.

Day 2 - Police Interaction - Develop a positive connection with law enforcement, learn the role of policing in our community and importance of safety awareness, while also becoming familiar with how to respond to different road signs through life-size simulations on tricycle bikes.

Day 3 - EMT and Emergency Preparedness - Enhance understanding of emergency medical services, learn basic first aid skills, and overall emergency preparedness for children to be empowered to respond confidently in medical emergencies.

Day 4 - Visit with Newnan Utilities and Graduation Ceremony with Mayor Brady - Explore the world of Newnan Utilities as they showcase their electric trucks and provide water, energy, and electricity safety tips. Conclude the camp with a special graduation ceremony presented by Mayor Keith Brady.

Tori Hansen, Board President of ChildrenConnect Museum, expressed excitement about reviving Safety City, highlighting the camp's role in providing a dynamic, hands-on learning experience for children to understand emergency preparedness. Registrations for the camp are open until March 17th, with more information available on the museum's website. https://www.childrenconnectmuseum.com/

Celebrating 15 Years of Growth: Newnan Carnegie Library Seeks Public Insight

The Newnan Carnegie Library is proudly celebrating its 15th anniversary since its grand reopening and is inviting the community to join in reflecting on its journey and to help shape its future. The library is keen on aligning its services with the evolving needs of the community and is offering several opportunities for residents to share their insights and suggestions. Interested individuals can partake in face-to-face discussions at the library, located at 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan, GA 30263, during two scheduled open gatherings. Additionally, for those who prefer to contribute their thoughts remotely, the library is distributing a survey via email, which can also be accessed at the library's front desk. These initiatives underscore the library’s gratitude for the unwavering support it has received over the past 15 years and its commitment to continue serving the community with dedication.

The open gatherings are scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Step Afrika! Brings Vibrant Dance Fusion to Newnan's Wadsworth Auditorium

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission announces an exhilarating performance by Step Afrika! scheduled for March 2nd, 2024, at the Wadsworth Auditorium at 7:30 P.M. This unique dance troupe brings together the rhythmic brilliance of African-American Greek organizations' step dance, the rich traditions of African dances, and a blend of modern dance and art forms, creating an unparalleled spectacle of energy and creativity. This event promises to captivate audiences with its dynamic synthesis of cultural expressions and innovative performance art.

For those interested in witnessing this fusion of dance history and artistry, tickets are available for purchase through the provided link: Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Ticket Sales.

Get in the Game: Senior Citizen Game Days Begin in Newnan

Newnan Leisure Services is excited to announce the launch of Senior Citizen Game Days, a new initiative designed to bring together seniors who share a love for board, card, and dice games. The inaugural event is set to take place on February 27 at 9:30 A.M. at the Howard Warner Community Center, located at 55 Savannah Street, Newnan, GA 30263. This series aims to provide a vibrant space for seniors to connect, engage, and enjoy a variety of games in a friendly and welcoming environment. Whether you're a seasoned player or just looking for a fun way to spend your morning, this event promises a delightful experience. Don't miss the chance to be part of a community that celebrates the joy of gaming and companionship!

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