Tuesday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
The Choral Society of West Georgia
The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
Choral Society of West Georgia
P. O. Box 141
LaGrange, GA 30241
The Piatigorsky Foundation With
Doris Stevenson, Piano
Thursday, December 12th, Noon
Thank you to our Corporate, Community and Patron Partners
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road • Newnan, Georgia 30265
770-254-2787 • Map/Directions
On today’s show, Patrick and Jonathan discuss the latest movies.
Sandy Holcomb is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Artist of the Month for the month of December. She resides in Fayette County and is a retired middle school teacher.
As a child she was always interested in drawing or coloring or anything artsy. Holcomb states, “I have a couple of paintings that were painted by my grandmother. The style is so similar to mine, that they look as if I had painted them. This is particularly interesting to me, since my grandmother died before I was even born.” After finishing high school she really wanted to major in art, but her parents were opposed to the idea. “Back then most women could either be a nurse, a secretary, or a school teacher. I eventually became a school teacher, but I promised myself that one day I would pursue the art,” Holcomb comments.
After retiring from teaching middle school (not art), she began to paint a great deal more. Holcomb painted with watercolor and pastels for a few years, but fell in love with oils when she tried them. She mostly paints with oils now. She is a student of the youthful 98 year old Helen Hayes of Newnan. Holcomb affirms, “I have learned so much from Helen.”
Sandy Holcomb is a member and past president of the Fayette Society of Fine Art in Fayetteville. She is also a member of Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association in Blue Ridge, GA, and the Fayette Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs. She has had several paintings in the Governor’s offices in the capitol over the past three years. Recently, Governor and Mrs. Deal added one of Holcomb’s painting to their private collection, after it had hung in his ceremonial office for a year.
You can view her paintings at www.sandyholcombart.com. Holcomb is a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and the Fayette County Retired Educators.
Holcomb remarks, “Newnan is a great place with so many talented artists. I have so enjoyed getting to know and to become friends with so many of them.”
Sandy Holcomb is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association. NCAA meets the third Thursday each month (from September through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month. Come and join the fun.
Room at the Inn – O Christmas Tea
Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm
Flat Creek Country Club, Peachtree City
Thursday – Sunday, December 5 – 8 and December 12 – 15
Newnan Theatre Company
Details: Annie or 770.683.6282
26th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes – Newnan
Friday, December 6, 4pm
Details: Candlelight Tour
Race Away Domestic Violence – 5K Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 7, 6:30am
Ashley Park Shopping Center
Details: Jingle Bell Run
Market Days – Downtown Newnan
Saturday, December 7, 10am
Details: Market Days
Pickin’ on the Square – Downtown Newnan
Saturday, December 7 and December 21, 11am
Details: Pickin’ on the Square
Light Up Senoia: Festival of Lights Parade, Lighting of the Tree, and Much More
Saturday, December 7, 4pm
Details: Light Up Senoia
Newnan Christmas Parade – A Winter Wonderland
Sunday, December 8, 3pm
Details: Newnan Parade
Candlelight Tour of Homes – Senoia
Sunday, December 8, 5pm
Details: Senoia Candlelight Tour
Job Networking Monthly Meeting – Support, Guidance, Opportunities
Tuesday, December 10, 6pm
Newnan First United Methodist Church Parish Hall
Details: Job Networking Group
Lower School Open House – The Heritage School
Wednesday, December 11, 9am
Rising grades 1 – 4, The Heritage School, 2093 Highway 29 N, Newnan
Details: Monica Haaland, email@example.com or 678.423.5393
Par 3 Challenge and Open House – Canongate White Oak Golf Club
Saturday, December 14
12 – 4pm: Reception, Open House and Pro Shop Sale
1 – 3pm: Golf – Par 3 Challenge – all skill levels welcome
Details: Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.326.2463
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
Monday, December 16 – Saturday, December 21, 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, December 21 & 22, 3pm
Newnan Theatre Company
Details: Every Christmas Story or 770.683.6282
Palmette Ball – New Year’s Eve Gala hosted by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
Black Tie catered event, premium beverage, and a night of dancing.
Tuesday, December 31, 7pm, Historic Newnan Train Depot
2014 Citizen of the Year Nominations
Citizen of the Year nominations are now open. The public is encouraged to nominate individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, citizenship , exemplary vision, civic pride and a strong commitment to a better Coweta.
Details: Citizen of the Year
The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts December Events
Details for all of these: The Centre
It’s A Wonderful Life
Stage version of this classic holiday favorite using the Radio Theatre approach.
Friday, December 6, 7pm
Student/community string orchestra performance.
Tuesday, December 17, 7pm
Amahl and the Night Visitors
An opera about Amahl, a strange and wondrous star, and three very special visitors.
Thursday, December 19, 7pm
“Christmas at the Centre” featuring Masterworks Chorale, the Centre Masterworks Youth Chorale and special guest, Lisa Kelly, formerly of Celtic Women.
Sunday, December 8, 3pm
Have you been “NICE”?
Put ART on your list this year and Santa can visit
Dogwood Gallery & Framer
to find something special for you!
A solo exhibition of works by Local Artist, Martin Pate.
Opening Reception this Friday, December 6th from 6:30 to 9:00
Tyrone, GA 30290
It’s beginning to look like the holidays throughout LaGrange as the community readies for the thirty-seventh annual Christmas parade, sponsored by the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.
“All I Want for Christmas Is . . .,” this year’s parade theme, is causing everyone to get creative with their decorating ideas according to LeTisha Smith, parade coordinator. “Since Gail and Pat Hunnicutt were selected as grand marshals, we thought the theme was a perfect tribute to Dr. Hunnicutt’s dental practice and also appealed to every child making their Santa wish list.”
In addition to the entry fee, all participants are contributing toys this year. “We are partnering with Toys for Tots to distribute the toys to children throughout Troup County,” noted Smith. “The Chamber wanted to remind everyone that the best gift this year is one that is given to someone in need.”
This year parade spectators will have an opportunity to participate in the gift exchange. Volunteers for Toys for Toys will follow Santa Claus at the end of the parade and collect toys. Spectators are asked to hold the unwrapped toys until the volunteers walk by their area along the parade route. The volunteer will take the toy to the vehicles where the toys are being collected.
Bernard Bledsoe of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1040 indicates this is a great opportunity for parents. He believes “if you are a parent or grandparent and want to teach a child about the true meaning of Christmas, let the child pick out a toy to give to someone else. The best kind of giving is a gift to someone in need.”
The parade committee also announced that the parade will begin at Granger Park and head south on North Greenwood Street. Marching groups will be merged into the parade from St. Mark’s with the procession going down North Greenwood to Haralson Street. The parade will then turn right onto Church Street to the Square and Bull Street. New this year, the parade will turn left onto Broome Street before turning back onto Main. The procession will then follow Main Street, past the Square to Ridley Avenue.
The change to the parade route—turning onto Broome Street—was made to allow for an east-west corridor through the city.
“Some of our larger floats will continue down Bull until it intersects with Main and rejoins the main parade route,” explained Smith. However, she stressed that spectators should not line that part of Bull Street since they will be able to view only a few entries.
Smith noted that “there are so many great places to view the parade throughout downtown.” Viewing stands will be placed on the Square for those that arrive early.
All parents who are dropping off children that will be participating in the parade are reminded that no drop-offs will be allowed on North Greenwood, and no traffic will be allowed on Granger Drive except floats. All participants must disembark on Highland Avenue or at the Granger Track. There will be no parking on either side of North Greenwood Street in front of the school nor on Hunnicutt Place between North Greenwood and Granger Drive.
“We’re so happy that the Downtown Development Authority of LaGrange asked Santa to arrive early to the Lafayette Plaza. From 3 to 5 pm children can take pictures with Santa, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, so arrive early!”
Mayor Jeff Lukken will host the annual LaGrange tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5:15 pm on the Plaza. Parade Grand Marshals Pat and Gail Hunnicutt and their family will “flip the switch” to illuminate the downtown tree.
“Watch the weather—you may need a raincoat or umbrella,” commented Smith. “However, we hope the forecasted rain moves out of the area before 6 pm.” The parade will proceed rain or shine.