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10th Annual Chair-ity Event
Benefiting The Children’s Village at Christian City  

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • The Crowne Plaza, 201 Aberdeen Pkwy, Peachtree City, GA 30269
  • Tickets available for sale on November 1, 2016 and are $55 each
  • Sponsorship levels range from $250 – $10,000
  • Raffle drawing for Infiniti Q50 – tickets $25 each or 5 for $100
  • Live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, auction, car raffle

Artists, business leaders, volunteers and philanthropists come together each year to support The Children’s Village at Christian City at the Chair-ity event, featuring live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, silent auction and a raffle drawing to win a new Infiniti Q50 from Infiniti of South Atlanta. The raffle is hosted by South Side Atlanta Rotary Clubs. All proceeds from both the Infiniti Raffle and the Chair-ity event will support children in need, victims of abuse and abandonment who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City. The Infiniti raffle drawing will occur at the end of the event and you do not have to be present to win.

Get more info and buy tickets at http://christiancity.org/special-events/chair-ity/ or contact Ashley Bonner at 678.466.1093 or ashleyb@christian-city.org.

Rock the Hill

Homecoming concert to feature rock legends

Homecoming 2016 celebrations kick off today with golf, alumni awards, Panther Palooza and rock ‘n’ roll.

Homecoming concert to feature rock legends

Patrons of the Centre
The Coweta County Board of Education
request the honor of your presence
at the
Naming Ceremony
The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
in honor of
Donald W. Nixon

Three O’clock
Sunday, October 23, 2016
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road
Newnan, Georgia

Reception to follow the Ceremony


This holiday season Callaway Gardens marks the 25th year of the award-winning Fantasy In Lights® with the addition of a new scene.


“Fantasy In Lights is an amazing holiday celebration,” said William “Bill” R. Doyle, III, president and CEO of Callaway Gardens.  “Last year was my first experience with Fantasy In Lights.  I was so impressed with this event and the connection it has with so many guests year after year.  We are pleased to announce the addition of a new scene named, “Snow Day.”  Investing in Fantasy In Lights was an easy decision, especially to celebrate our 25th year.  I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy Fantasy In Lights and celebrate this great milestone with us.”


In addition, this year guests will have five extra days to enjoy Fantasy In Lights. The show begins Nov. 18, lasts through Jan. 7, 2017, with several specialty nights the prior week including the annual March of Dimes Night Walk (Nov. 12), Bicycle Night (Nov. 13), and Photography Night (Nov. 14).  And, guests can welcome the arrival of 2017 at the Fantasy & Fireworks New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31).


A Unique Holiday Experience

Imagine traveling through a whimsical Christmas storybook, by Jolly Trolley or personal vehicle, as lights sparkle against the Winter night’s sky to tell the story amid wonderful music.  In addition to the classics, such as Snowflake Valley and Magical Christmas Garden, this year guests will be especially delighted to enjoy “Snow Day,” the newest scene added in celebration of the 25th year of Fantasy In Lights.  Every child in the South looks forward to hearing those two wonderful words and enjoying the fun that comes with them … sledding, hot chocolate, and, of course, building snowmen. Guests will delight in this brand new snowy scene brought to life through lights, animation, and music.


Before or after seeing the show, the Christmas Village, a 22,000-square-foot heated indoor area, is the place to visit with Santa and other holiday characters, relax, and shop.   With a fresh new layout and design, it will be easy to find the perfect gift for anyone on the list.  Specialty and unique gift areas include butterflies, birds, vintage toys, snowmen, collegiate, stained glass, angels, nutcrackers, Nativity, items for the home and even things for your favorite four-legged family member. Of course, guests also will have the opportunity to shop for specialty food items from the Callaway Gardens Country Store®.


Tickets Include Fantasy In Lights Admission and So Much More

Tickets to Fantasy In Lights can easily be purchased three ways:  online at www.callawaygardens.com/FIL; by phone at 1.800.463.6990; or in person at the Fantasy In Lights Christmas Village on U. S. Hwy. 27 in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  The Christmas Village opens nightly at 6 p.m.


Value Date tickets are $21* for adults; $10.50* for children. Prime Date tickets $28* for adults; $14* for children. Children 5 and younger are always admitted for free.  Tickets are sold on a first-available basis. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly advised and ensures guests receive their preferred time slot.


And, a Fantasy In Lights admission provides visitors with complimentary one-day admission to Callaway Gardens during the day once before Jan. 7, 2017, which is a value of $20 per adult and $10 per child.  In addition to enjoying the Gardens’ seasonal beauty, a day visit to the Gardens includes visiting the beautiful Day Butterfly Center, educational Callaway Discovery Center, live Birds of Prey Shows, the seven miles of nature trails, our 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail, peaceful Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, and more.


For the best value Fantasy In Lights tickets, purchase an Annual Pass for Callaway Gardens and receive half-price tickets on Value Nights as well as enjoyment of the Gardens throughout the year.  For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com/AnnualPass.

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Thursday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Berney Office Solutions Open House

Stop by the Chamber to learn more about the Xerox line of copiers provided by Berney Office Solutions. Lunch from Country’s Barbecue will be available from 11:30a – 2:00p.


October 20 – 22

The Crucible

8:00 PM each night with a 2:00 PM Matinee on Saturday

Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award winning play The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and a central work in the canon of American drama for over 60 years

New Horizon Theatre, 411 W 8th St., West Point, $16 for Adults / $13 for Seniors, Students, and Military, For tickets: Visit the website @ www.nhct.org or call the Ticket Hotline @ 706/518-6234, For Audition information, email us at: info@nhct.org



October 20-23 and 27-29

Into the Woods

LaGrange College Theatre presents the Tony-award winning musical, “Into the Woods.”

Price Theater – Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (55 and older) and non-LC students and free for LC students faculty and staff. Email the box office to make reservations at priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu, or call (706) 880-8080.


October 20 – 23, October 27 – 29

Lafayette Theatre Company’s: And Then There Were None

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. LSPA-706 882-9909 WWW.LSPARTS.ORG, Adults- $17.00 Students- $12.00


October 20 – October 22

6th Annual Merry Market

Merry Market Shopping Extravaganza features over 40 vendors from throughout the Southeast selling unique and specialty items just in time for the holidays. This exciting 3 day event kicks off on Thursday evening with a Preview Party from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Your ticket includes first chance to shop, food, beverage, entertainment, silent auction AND allows entrance for shopping the entire time the market is open. $30 All day shopping Friday, October 21, 9 a.m-6 p.m. and Saturday, October 22, 9.a.m. – 5 p.m. One day admission ticket $5. Proceeds benefit Grant programs for School Readiness.

Callaway Conference Center 220 Fort Drive, LaGrange, On the Campus of West Ga. Technical College, Contact Information: United Way of West Ga. PO Box 532 LaGrange, Ga 30241 706-884-8292 merrymarketlagrange.com


Friday, October 21, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

THINC Fast Speed Interviewing Workshop

THINC College & Career Academy strives to teach young people the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. We are hosting mock interviews Friday, October 21 and need interviewer volunteers. You can register for a morning, afternoon, or all day session by following the link below. Please take a moment to look at the event information and register, if your schedule permits. Remember, you will be helping young people in our community build the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Click HERE http://www.thincacademy.net for more information on THINC Fast and to register as a volunteer. For more details, Carrie Brkich, 706-668-6806.


Friday, October 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Glow Gala

Join us for a radiant evening filled with beauty and philanthropy. Look Good, Do Good. Discover the newest innovations in aesthetics: body sculpting, cosmetic injectibles and breakthrough technologies in advanced skincare. Bid on dazzling silent auction items to benefit Special Olympics Georgia. Dermatology Institute, 1075 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange. For more details www.diglowgala.com/.


October 21 – October 23

LaGrange College Homecoming

A weekend of Homecoming festivities, including a concert by Tonic, and special guest Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ at Sweetland. Also 1966 50th Reunion Dinner, Panther Palooza VI, Concert, Reunion Row Tailgate, Homecoming Parade, LaGrange Panther Football, and “Into the Woods” at Price Theater. alumni@lagrange.edu, 706-880-8244, www.lagrange.edu


October 21 LaGrange College Homecoming Panther Palooza VI Downtown LaGrange

Sponsored by the Alumni Association and Sweetland
Wear your red and black to party with family and friends in downtown LaGrange. Plenty of spots to park, dine and shop – all within walking distance of Lafayette Square (www.downtownlagrange.com ) and Sweetland Amphitheatre (http://www.sweetland.events/events-tickets/).


“Bring it Back Home Art Celebration”
Cochran Gallery, 4 E. Lafayette Square, 5–7 p.m., opening reception
Features works of LaGrange College art alumni in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the opening of Lamar Dodd Art Center.  Register at the Cochran Gallery between 5–7 p.m to receive a coupon for one slice of Mighty Joe’s pizza (redeemable September 21st from 5–8 p.m.)


Concert features Tonic, with special guest, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park, 110 Smith St. (two blocks north of Lafayette Square) Gates will open at 7 p.m. Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ will begin playing at 8 p.m., followed by Tonic at 9:15 p.m. Ticket prices are: General admission, standing, $25; Reserved (LC alumni), $10; Reserved (public), $25; and general admission lawn, $15. However, the price will be $10 for the first 950 people to register for Homecoming 2016.


For tickets visit http://www.sweetland.events/events-tickets/  A limited number of VIP Seats are available for $45. They will be reserved seating in the first four rows and access to the Sweetland VIP Suite, which includes a full bar, complimentary appetizers and VIP restrooms.


Alumni register at Sweetland Amphitheatre from 7–8:45 p.m. at the Alumni Hospitality Tent on the Great Lawn to win an Ipad mini. The drawing will be held at 9 p.m.


October 22 – 23

Fly Fishing at Callaway Gardens

Learn the graceful art of fly fishing from our Professional Cast­ing Instructors which have years of experience. Our weekend fly-fishing schools are lim­ited to 10 participants to ensure an effective instructor-student ratio and consists of classroom instruction, casting practice and lake fishing. www.callawaygardens.com/events/sports-and-recreation/fly-fishing-schools.


Sunday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Theology and Hymns

A service presented by the combined talent of Point Biblical Studies Faculty, Fine Arts Department, and Spring Road Christian Church. Point University Scott Fine Arts Center Performance Hall


October 26 – 27, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Volunteers are needed for TEEN MAZE 2016! TEEN MAZE encourages students to think before engaging in risky behaviors. Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Drive LaGrange. Contact Information:TiShari McFarland, MPH Troup County Health Department, tishari.mcfarland@dph.ga.gov, 706-298-3650, troupcohealth.org/teen-maze-2016-volunteers


October 28 – July 2017

Pasaquan Works on Paper by Eddie Owens Martin

Regular Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9-5PM and Every Third Saturday from 1-4PM

The LaGrange Art Museum is partnering with Columbus State University and the Kohler Foundation for the fall Opening of Pasaquan, a seven-acre art environment consisting of six major structures, more than 900 feet of painted masonry fence, painted totems, decorative walkways, sculptures, and other art and artifacts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered among the most important visionary art environments in the United States.  “One of the top 16 places to see in the US in 2016.” – CNN. LaGrange Art Museum, Free for Troup County Residents, Non-Residents $10 donation Call 706-882-3267, email art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org


Saturday, October 29, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Chili Cook Off and Halloween Festival at Sweetland

Sample a variety of chili made by community members and vote for your favorite chili during this competition. Children 12 & under will enjoy fall festival games, trick or treating and the Children’s Halloween costume contest. Check the website for event times & details. Sweetland at Boyd Park – Chili tasting tickets –  Adult $5, Children [ages 12 – 3] $3 Halloween festivities are free for children 12 & under, in costume

Barbie Watts 706-298-4534, barbiew@downtownlagrange.com, www.downtownlagrange.com


Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Phantoms of the Organ

A free and fun seasonal musical celebration featuring area organists in a “Spooktacular” concert. 1st Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad Street LaGrange, Contact Information:

Bettie Biggs, Artistic Director Choral Society of West Georgia, 706-333-0627 www.cswg.weebly.com


Saturday, October 29, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Tribute to Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding

Kimberly Harmon and Carl Lewis will perform hits from these two well known artists. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Active Life Wellness Center, Molly Jones 706-883-1681, Dinner & Show Tickets $15.00 Show Tickets only $10.00


October 30, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

NAACP Annual Freedom Fund and Honor Banquet

Annual Freedom Fund and Honor Banquet Theme: Passing the Legacy to the Next Generation Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, Georgia NAACP State President. Del’ avant Event Center, 141 Main Street, LaGrange

Contact Information: Ernest H. Ward, Troup County Branch President 706-302-0345


Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 PM

LSO presents FIRE – If Music be the Food of Love

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra presents FIRE – If Music be the Food of Love. This concert, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare features music by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Leonard Bernstein. It will include on-stage readings from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and libretto of West Side Story. 706-882-0662, info@lagrangesymphony.org, www.lagrangesymphony.org


Saturday, November 5, 9:00 AM

Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

Now in its 31st year, this can’t-miss Fall tradition features thoroughbred horses jumping and racing against the backdrop of beautiful Pine Mountain Ridge. www.callawaygardens.com


November 14 – November 16

Fall Conference: From Nazareth to Bethlehem

An update on recent excavations and research related to places in the Christmas narratives such as Nazareth, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Egypt and Herod’s palaces in Jerusalem. Also will include lessons to be learned from major characters including Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth, Zachariah, the shepherds and the Magi.

Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange, $90, reservations required – 706-885-0363 or email derrick@biblicalhistorycenter.com, BiblicalHistoryCenter.com


Monday, November 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

Fall concert of the LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra, String Ensemble, and Strings Attached musicians. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College. Raylene Carter, Executive Director, 706-882-0662, info@lagrangesymphony.org

Adult tickets are $5.00. Students over 13 are $2.00. Children 12 and under are free. www.lagrangesymphony.org


Friday, November 18, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Candlelight Holiday Sip & Shop

Downtown LaGrange merchants usher in the Holiday season with this festive event. Get a jump on your holiday shopping! Enjoy extended shop hours, special sales & complimentary gift wrap. Shops of Historic Downtown LaGrange, For a $25 charitable donation, you will receive a commemorative wine glass and may sample a variety of wines. Public is invited to attend. Barbie Watts 706-298-4534, barbiew@downtownlagrange.com, www.downtownlagrange.com



On exhibit until October 31, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pmJames was born, raised and still resides in Moreland, GA. Together with his family of artists, they built a modest art center with a makeup effects studio, sculpture and ceramics facility and toy workshop. In 2006, he co-founded an art collective know as The Black Riders, which later inspired the formation of his film production company Black Rider Productions, LLC.

In 2013, James unleashed upon the world his directorial feature film debut, “The Demon’s Rook”. Hailed by Fangoria and screened at some of the finest genre film festivals such as Sitges, Fantasia, and FrightFest, it also won Best Special Effects at Brazil’s Fantaspoa Film Festival in 2014.

James has gone on to create more award winning features, short films
and even paintings that have been shown all over the world. His most recent endeavor is creating his own toy company, WONDER GOBLIN. The
company offers a unique take on cult classics and creatures of  legend,
as well as original creations and collaborations, all of which are
hand made in his wizardly workshop.
Works for sale at The Nixon Centre for the Arts.

Check out his collectible toys

Get 50% Off Tickets for
Tonic & Drivin’ N’ Cryin’

Discount Ends Wednesday, Oct.19th @ 11:59pm

Don’t miss the chance for 50% OFF Panther Palooza VI tickets!  This Friday, October 21st @ 8pm (gates open at 7pm), Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and Tonic will perform at Sweetland Amphitheatre, and we’re currently running a Groupon® special – $15 for one reserved ticket (regularly $29.75). Hurry! This discount ends Wednesday, Oct. 19th @ 11:59pm.

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Newnan Cultural Arts Commission presents…

Saudade Event at Newnan Centre with Budd and Manso de Sousa

Tickets on sale now!!!


Paulo Manso de Sousa met Courtenay Budd last March at the annual Friends of Wadsworth concert.  Manso de Sousa is Founding Artistic Director of Southern Arc Dance, whose slogan is “building a new generation of dance.”  Courtenay Budd grew up in Newnan, resides now in New York, and is an internationally known soprano.  The two immediately connected, and their creative juices have been marinating to create an exceptional event called Saudade that will be performed October 28 at 7:30 at the Newnan Centre.


Budd will be joined by guitarist David Leisner and flutist Angela Jones-Reus in a program of Portuguese, Brazilian, and Spanish song and folk music, entitled Saudade, which has been thoughtfully choreographed by Manso de Sousa.  Among the world’s languages, one of the hardest terms to translate is saudade (pronounced “sau dahdge”) the Portuguese word for a feeling, a longing for something or some event that one is fond of, which is gone, but might return in a distant future.


In the closing ceremonies of the summer Olympics, the term was written on the field which was relating to a Community of indigenous northern Brazilians, who have created their own lace and designs which are passed on from generation to generation. The artistic expression of Saudade is unique and transcendent.


This not-to-be missed event must  be experienced as the audience will be captivated.

Local artist David Boyd, Jr. created a special piece of art that captures the essence of Saudade and is being used in promoting this “first of its kind” event.

Tickets are $25 and there will be a cash bar available before and after the performance.
Tickets are available on line at www.newnan.brownpapertickets.com
and at the following locations:
Southern Arc Dance -41 Newnan Station
Matrix Insurance 3111 Hwy 34 East
(Regions Bank Building)
Grit & Grace 7 Greenville St
Coweta Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau at Historic Courthouse
Let them eat Toffee! 18 a N. Court Sq.

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