Empowered 4 Life Golf Tournament

Newnan / October 7, 8 a.m.

Empowered4Life, a local nonprofit, is hosting a fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Cancer & Blood Disorder Center. The scramble-format tournament will take place at the Coweta Club, located at 300 Arbor Springs Parkway. Lunch is included and there will be a Million Dollar Hole in One contest. For more information, contact Derrick Teagle at 678-953-2092.

The Gallery Vault: Infinite Weight / Present Stories

Newnan / Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.

The Vault Gallery at Wadsworth Auditorium is hosting an opening reception for “Infinite Weight/Present Histories”, a photography collection developed with the aim of bringing contemporary photography to new audiences. The exhibit has been cultivated to captivate and inspire, amaze and engage local communities in West Georgia, Metro Atlanta, the Greater Southeast, and University of West Georgia students. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 2-6 p.m.

Oktoberfest

Newnan / Oct. 7, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Newnan’s Oktoberfest celebration is designed to bring beer lovers downtown to enjoy an evening of Georgian craft beer tasting. Over 30 participating downtown businesses are extending their hours of operation and hospitality to downtown guests to serve as tasting locations for the different varieties of craft beer available for sampling. Downtown businesses offer free refreshments, retail specials and other goodies to all Oktoberfest guests. Main Street Newnan is releasing a limited number of 500 Oktoberfest tickets for drinkers which are available for purchase. Tickets usually sell out a week before the event. Participation in the Oktoberfest festivities is free for non-drinking attendees. This year, there will also be a concert in Greenville Street Park from 8-10 p.m. Ticket holders will receive two free beers at the concert. For more information, visit www.mainstreetnewnan.com .

Blues Plate Special

Newnan / Oct. 8, 4 p.m.

The annual Blues Plate Special will take place at Greenville Street Park, with all proceeds going to Meals On Wheels Of Coweta. The event features food trucks, door prizes and live music will include sets from Kris Youmans Band, Frankies Blues Mission, Leonard Washington, John Hensley Band, Mary Claire Martin and The Eric Culberson Band.

Fall Gardening 101

Newnan / October 8, 10 a.m.

Dale Senko with the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will present a free program on fall gardening at the UGA Extension Office at 255 Pine Road. For more information, call the extension service at 770-254-2620.

Guided meditation and breathing

Newnan / October 8, 10 a.m.

Join Newnan Carnegie Library and yoga teacher Misty Caples for a free session of guided meditation and breathing exercises. Put your mind at ease and make this week easier. Bring your own yoga mat. Carnegie rugs are available while supplies last. Registration is required, so visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/400872539557 or call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347.

The joy of container gardening

Newnan / Oct. 11, 2:30 p.m.

Interested in container gardening, why or how we do it, or gardening topics in general? Join us as we dig deeper into this increasingly popular way of gardening with Professor Chan Thong. He is an international speaker, author, UGA Master Gardener Program volunteer, and former CEO and co-founder of Leadership Development International (LDi). His interest in gardening dates back to his childhood when he helped his mother grow tropical plants on a roof. Registration is mandatory. Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4… or call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347.

BYA Presents: Caring for Orchids with David Brown

Newnan / Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

David Brown of Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange will present a hands-on program on growing orchids and other indoor plants. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but those who call ahead will be entered into a draw for door prizes. For more information, call the extension service at 770-254-2620.