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The holiday season has arrived, and we want you to join us in celebrating our local communities.  Beginning today through December 17, please shop, dine and expeimage003rience Troup County. You’ll see lots of opportunities to celebrate the holidays with fellow Chamber members below.  Join us for 12 Days of Christmas!



First LaGrange Southeast Regional
LaGrange Art Museum
112 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
Event Dates: 2/19/16 – 4/2/16
Entry Deadline: 1/8/16
Days remaining to deadline: 51


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (First LaGrange Southeast Regional): $35.00

Amahl and the Night Visitors
Family 4-Pack Just $20

Saturday, December 12 at 7 pm
4-Pack pricing available for office
or phone transactions only
770-254-2787, Ext. 2
Available until 5 pm Tuesday 11/17

One of the most popular operas of all time, Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of how a crippled, young shepherd boy’s life changes forever when he sees an amazing star “as big as a window.” When three foreign kings following the star in their search for a wondrous child encounter Amahl and his mother, the result is a timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles. ​

Thank you to our Corporate, Community and Patron Partners
Your support makes a difference — Help support us now

1523 Lower Fayetteville Road • Newnan, Georgia 30265
770-254-2787 • Map/Directions

Thursday, December 3, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Christmas Parade 2015, Star Spangled Christmas

Join us for a Star Spangled Christmas at the 2015 Christmas Parade with Grand Marshal Bernard Bledsoe, Coordinator of Toys for Tots – Troup County. For more details, www.lagrangechamber.com. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. No entries will be allowed after the deadline.




Thursday, November 12, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mountville Mills Job Fair

Now Hiring! Join us for our Production Career Fair at Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Drive, Lagrange, Ga 30240. For more information call 706-298-2828


Friday, November 13, 7:00 AM – 9:00AM

T-Shirts for Turkeys

93.3 The JOY FM will be feeding thousands of families this holiday, and you can be part of it. South Atlanta’s largest and most listened-to radio station will provide a live radio event at Kroger of LaGrange. During the two-hours at each location listeners and the public are encouraged to donate a frozen turkey or a cash equivalent ($10 or more). All proceeds will remain in Troup County to benefit The Salvation Army and the Valley Rescue Mission.


Every gift of a turkey or a cash equivalent receives a Joy FM T-shirt. But best of all you will help a deserving families enjoy a true Thanksgiving meal during the holidays. Do your part to help your neighbors in your own community.


For details, contact Sherry Cooper, 770-487-4500 or www.thejoyfm.com


Friday, November 13, 4:00 PM – 9:00PM

Fantasy in Lights Motorcycle Night

Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy In Lights is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler. This night is for Motorcycles only. www.callawaygardens.com/events/signature/fantasy-in-lights. For more information call 800.852.3810


Saturday, November 14, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

GLL Marine’s Customer Appreciation Event

As our way of saying thank you to our customers, we have planned a fun-filled day. Big Green Egg chefs are coming to perform a cooking demonstration from 10 am – 2 pm. We will be giving away several door prizes including Yeti and Costa Del Mar merchandise, so make sure to enter your name for the drawing. 3017 West Point Rd LaGrange


Saturday, November 14, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

March of Dimes Nightwalk

Join us for the 23rd annual March of Dimes Nightwalk through Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens on Saturday, November 14, 2016. This is a pre-purchased ticket event. www.marchofdimes.org, 706-845-0708


Saturday, November 14, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Sweetbay

Sweetbay is the 2015 LaGrange Battle of the Bands winner. They are an Indie Rock band out of Newnan, Georgia founded in early 2015. Sweetbay’s combination of dynamic performance, soulful rock with an ambient twist, and a huge live sound captivates audiences wherever they play. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange,

TEXT ONLY 706.443.4838, $5.00 CASH donation at the door.


Monday, November 16, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Internet II

Do more searches on the internet and explore features of the browser. Registration required. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St., 706-882-7784 x 20, www.thrl.org


Monday, November 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Genealogy II

Get to know your ancestors better! Learn how and where to find the records that tell their story: marriage, birth, death, military and others. Prerequisite: Genealogy I. Registration required. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St., 706-882-7784 x 20, www.thrl.org


Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 18, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Social Security Workshop

Join us for a free workshop that will highlight options to maximize your Social Security Benefits. Hosted by: Aaron Mabon and Summer Parmer Deal at the Chamber of Commerce. Food provided, please RSVP to 706-884-6470


Thursday, November 19, 7:30 PM

Art Song Festival

Come enjoy art songs composed and performed by LaGrange College music students.

Callaway Auditorium

asellman@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8351, www.lagrange.edu

Free, no reservation needed


Friday, November 20, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Kate and Corey

Kate and Corey are about the funniest band we have had come through Pure Life Studios. They are Roots Rock / Americana / Jazz / Blues with energy to spare. Kate’s voice with have you at the first note with Corey’s right beside hers. They play off each well and Corey plays guitar like nobody’s business. A show not to be missed. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange, TEXT ONLY 706.443.4838, $15.00 CASH donation at the door.


November 20 – December 22

Holiday Carriage Rides

Friday, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through Downtown LaGrange, courtesy of Downtown Partners & Merchants. Rides start at the corner of S. LaFayette Square and Bull Street

Downtown LaGrange Development Authority: (706) 298-4534

Free/Public Welcome, Tipping encouraged ($5.00 – $10.00)


Friday, November 20, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Downtown LaGrange Holiday Sip & Shop

Downtown LaGrange merchants usher in the Holiday season with this festive event. Enjoy extended shop hours, special sales, complimentary gift wrap, and a Christmas wreath silent auction as you stroll from shop to shop. For a $25.00 charitable donation, you will receive a commemorative wine glass and may sample a variety of wines.

Downtown LaGrange Development Authority: (706) 298-4534


Saturday, November 21, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sip ‘N Shop – Hogansville

Start your holiday shopping at Hogansville’s “Sip ‘N Shop,” where Hogansville’s Antiques and Variety Shops will be open for evening shopping.

Main Street, Historic Downtown Hogansville

Mary Stewart – 706-333-2520, service@wmandmary.com



Saturday, November 21, 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 22, 5:30 PM

A Concert of Praise and Thanksgiving

1st Presbyterian Church, LaGrange. This concert has become a community tradition presented by The Choral Society of West Georgia. choralsocietyofwestgeorgia@gmail.com


Saturday, November 21, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sip ‘N Shop

Start your holiday shopping at Hogansville’s “Sip ‘N Shop,” where Hogansville’s Antiques and Variety Shops will be open for evening shopping.

Main Street, Historic Downtown Hogansville, www.cityofhogansville.org

Mary Stewart – 706-333-2520, service@wmandmary.com, Free


Sunday, November 22, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Holiday Open House

Come enjoy Downtown LaGrange for shopping, special sales, complimentary giftwrapping, and a Christmas wreath silent auction as you stroll from shop to shop.

Downtown LaGrange Development Authority: (706) 298-4534

www.downtownlagrange.com, Free/ Public Welcome


Sunday, November 22, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park Open House

Please join us for the Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park Open House. This will be the community’s first opportunity to tour this beautiful 2,000-plus seat venue that will officially open Spring 2016. Becca Eiland, Sweetland Amphitheatre Director, 706-298-4523, www.sweetlandevents.com


Monday, November 23, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Intro to iPad

Bring your own iPad and learn the basics. Registration required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St., 706-882-7784 x 20, www.thrl.org


December 2 – 5

LaGrange College presents The Rimers of Eldritch By Lanford Wilson

Directed by Kim Barber Knoll

Come enjoy this murder mystery, set in 1966 in a dying mining town, for a tale that captures the essence of love and longing, and deeply hidden moral corruptness. The Lab – at Price Theater: 304 Forrest Ave., LaGrange, 706.880.8080 Box Office or priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu, $10 Adult tickets, $8 non-LaGrange College Students/Senior Citizens


Thursday, December 3, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mingle with Kringle

Bring your camera and meet Santa and his North Pole friends at LaGrange’s Big Christmas Tree before the parade begins.

Lafayette Plaza, adjacent to the Chamber office. Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, www.downtownlagrange.com

Free, the public is welcome


Thursday, December 3, 6:00 PM

LaGrange Christmas Parade

The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to participate in the annual Christmas parade! Kickoff the holiday season as we celebrate a Star Spangled Christmas with the parade through the streets of Downtown LaGrange.


December 3 – 5

Gifts of the Magi

8:00 PM, with an additional 2:00 PM Matinee on Saturday

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas Musical for the whole family.

New Horizon Theatre; 411 W 8th St., West Point

nhct@knology.net, www.nhct.org Tickets: (706) 518-6234, $16 Adults, $13 Students and Senior Citizens (55+)


Friday, December 4, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Marshall Ruffin

Marshall Ruffin has recorded two E.P.s under the Lagrange GA label Jammates, Rich Man’s Dime (2007) and Morning Glory (2009). He also wrote and recorded an E.P. with the band King Lincoln, and is the featured vocalist on five others with collaborator Alex Gordon Hi-Fi. Marshall Ruffin has a distinct style of Jazz / Blues / Rock infusion and with gritty vocals and a melody line that stands alone. He will sell out so RSVP early.

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange, TEXT ONLY 706.443.4838, $15.00 CASH donation at the door.


December 4 – 6

The Nutcracker – Ballet

Start your holiday season with one of the most popular ballets in history and a Christmas classic.

Troup High School Fine Arts Auditorium

For tickets, 706-882-9909 or www.lsparts.org

Reserved Seating: Adults $20; Children $10, General Admission Seating: Adults $15; Children $8


December 4 – 5

Point University Christmas Concerts

Friday: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Saturday: 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Spring Road Christian Church, Lanett, AL


December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 24

Follow the Shepherds Walks

Follow the journey of Joseph and Mary as they travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem and learn new insights into the Christmas story.


“Two Different Kings” Sound and Light Show

This multimedia Sound and Light show in the Roman theater will contrast the difference between the world of King Herod and the character of the reign of King Jesus.


Biblical History Center (formerly Explorations in Antiquity Center) 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange, (706) 885-0363, Digging4it.com

$15 Adults; $12 Children ages 6-12 (includes the Sound and Light show at no additional charge).


Saturday, December 5, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fresh Greenery Christmas Workshop

The wonderful scent of winter evergreens signals the holiday season and festivities are at hand. To help you get ready, we’ll provide the instruction, frames, mechanics, fresh greenery, berries, etc. You’ll go home with a delightful Christmas decoration to bring holiday cheer to your home. www.callawaygardens.com


Saturday, December 5

Annual Hogansville Christmas Parade

Story Telling – 5:00 PM, Tree Lighting – 5:30 PM, Parade – 6:00 PM

Come enjoy Hogansville’s annual Christmas parade for a storytelling session, Tree Lighting, and the Christmas Bazaar on Main Street.

Hogansville Merchants Association: (706) 302-0026, jackiewbyars@aol.com, www.hogansvillega.net, Free


Sunday, December 6, 7:30 PM

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring the LaGrange College Chamber Singers

Come be inspired by the readings and music of the Christmas the holiday season with Dr. Beth Everett as director. Free, no reservation needed. Callaway Auditorium, asellman@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8351, www.lagrange.edu


December 5 to 26

Hills & Dales Holidays: A Christmas Tradition

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join us for our Christmas celebration at the Callaway family home and the visitor center for Christmas decorations and cookies. info@hillsanddales.org, www.hillsanddales.org, Regular tour prices apply: Adults $15; Children over 6 $7


Saturday, December – 5th, 12th, and 19th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Santa at the Square

Saturdays in December, be sure to bring your wish list and camera for a visit with Santa. LaFayette Square (weather permitting) www.downtownlagrange.com, (706) 298-4534, Free, the public is welcome


Saturday, December 12, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents City Mouse

City Mouse is Folk / Rock – Indie / Bluegrass? You decide. “This young Atlanta folk band will make sure you have a great time, every time. With a mixture of instruments from this three piece including the banjo, guitar, stand up base, and fiddle, they are a foot stomping good time. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange, TEXT ONLY 706.443.4838, $10.00 CASH donation at the door.


Sunday, December 13, 7:00 PM

Cocoa and Carols

Join us for a wonderful caroling event for the whole community.

Point University, Scott Fine Arts Center, West Point

Free, the public is welcome


Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 PM

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

Holiday Presence! …A Glittering, Wonderfully Captured Celebratory Spirit of Christmas, with special guests, the LaGrange-area High School Honor Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Beth Everett. Callaway Auditorium, www.lagrangesymphony.org – (706) 882-0662


Saturday, December 19, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Children’s Christmas Celebration

Join Hills & Dales for our ninth annual Children’s Christmas Celebration. Activities will include decorating gingerbread houses, crafting Christmas ornaments, and Santa, and Christmas snacks. www.hillsanddales.org , Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, Children’s activities are free.


Saturday, December 19, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Ten Blocks Away

Ten Blocks Away is the only group we clear the floor for – with a joyful carefree spirit, TBA is a vibrant drumming ensemble whose music is based in the celebratory traditions of West Africa. They also bring dancers who happily teach you the traditional moves to the songs. A very joyful night. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange, TEXT ONLY 706.443.4838, $10.00 CASH donation at the door.


Starry Night in Newnan – A Celebration of the Season

Thursday, December 3, 2015

4:30 – 7:30 pm

We invite the community to join us for a family-friendly event to kick-off the holiday featuring photos with Santa, kid’s activities including train rides, refreshments (hot chocolate, hot cider, milk and cookies) and carolers. The event will conclude with the lighting of the star on top of the hospital.

Santa Claus will arrive at 4:30pm for photos in front of the fireplace in our lobby and we will provide a free commemorative photo.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital, 745 Poplar Road, Newnan, GA 30265

November 12, is Georgia Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event.  We hope YOU will join us and support your favorite local charities with secure online donations.  Simply go to https://gagivesday.org/c/GGD and search “LaGrange” or “30240” to see represented charities that serve our region.


To support the West Georgia Health Foundation, go directly to our page at https://gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/wghealth.  Your gift will be used to create the Community Cancer Center at West Georgia Health.  We have already raised more than $8.5 million toward our $10 million goal for this project, and a donation of any size will make an incredible difference!


The Georgia Gives Day website is open now (and remains open all year long).  On behalf of all local charities, thank you so much!

The Society of Seven
Art Benefit

Tuesday, November 17
5-7 pm at The Centre
Check or cash preferred

Local artists will come together to host an art exhibit. The second annual art event is being organized by the Society of Seven, in honor of Gene Chesnut (1930-2014), who was a well-known friend and champion of the arts in Newnan. Original pieces for $200 or less to benefit Bridging the Gap and The Art and Education Fund @ The Centre.

The artwork donated for the show will cost no more than $200.00 and will include work by members of the Society of Seven, Millie Gosch, David Boyd Jr., Martin Pate, Brenda Sumpter, Dana Johnson, Sue Christman and Elsa Sibley as well as work by other full-time professional artists Anne Berry, Marc Chatov, Greg Blair, Kim Ramey, Alice Searcy, Peter Tudhope, Phillip Boyd and many more!

Thank you to our Corporate, Community and Patron Partners
Your support makes a difference — Help support us now

1523 Lower Fayetteville Road • Newnan, Georgia 30265
770-254-2787 • Map/Directions


Come celebrate Christmas with us in downtown Historic Hogansville on December 5th. From 10 am to 2 pm shop our Christmas Fair and Grotto featuring face painting and cakewalks. At 4 pm you will enjoy the music of the holidays from our gazebo and at 5 Carol Cain, storyteller artist, will delight you with stories. At 5:45 the Starlight Trees will be lit and at 6:00 pm, our “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” parade begins its journey down Main Street. We are proud to have in our roster this year the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses and wagon. Santa will hear wee one’s wishes just after the parade. Bring your cameras to share your memories. Sponsored by the Hogansville Merchants Association, 706 302 0026.

Today, Patrick talks with our guest, G. Ray Sullivan Jr. about life and photography!

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