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Sunday, August 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Miss Emma’s Ice Cream Crankin’

All the ice cream you can taste party on the square for the entire family. A benefit for The Emmaus Shelter complete with Talent Show, Little Miss and Little Mister contest and Blue Ribbons for best homemade ice cream. To register contact Jessica David at Jessica@emmausshelter.com or call 706.883.7471. www.facebook.com/emmausshelter

 

Sunday, August 30, 3:00 PM

Ethel W. Kight Elementary School Dedication

Troup County School System cordially invites you to attend the dedication of the new school. 75 Gordon Road, LaGrange

 

Tuesday, September 1, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Planning Strategies for Living a Long Life: Long Term Care

Join the Planned Gifts Committee of the West Georgia Health Foundation for a Lunch & Learn on Long Term Care (LTC). LTC planning expert Peggy Fortson of Long Term Choices in Baldwin, GA, will discuss the likelihood of needing LTC, funding options, and how LTC planning could impact your estate plan. In addition, CEO Jerry Fulks will provide an update on future plans of West Georgia Health. Lunch will be provided, admission is free, RSVP by Aug. 25 to davisja@wghealth.org or 706-845-3030.

Del’avant Event Center, 141-A Main Street, LaGrange

 

September 1 – 22

Children’s Hand Building in Clay

Children’s Hand Building in Clay Ages 6-12 yrs. Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 or Saturdays 9:00-11:00 AM Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct.3 Discover the wonderful medium of clay! Children will use their imagination to create a different ceramic project each week. Slab, coil and pinch techniques will be used. www.lagrangeartmuseum.orgart@lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

Thursday, September 3, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Golf FORE the Red Cross

Please join us for the 6th annual golf tournament benefiting the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia. Sponsorship and team opportunities are available. Registration deadline is September 1st. Contact Connie Hensler at 706-884-5818 or Connie.Hensler@redcross.org for more information.

 

Thursday, September 3 – December 3

Art for Children

Three different programs for children ages 7-12 yrs., Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, www.lagrangeartmuseum.orgart@lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

September 4 – September 6

17th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. www.callawaygardens.com

 

September 4 – September 6

Mastering Night Photography at Callaway Gardens

The photo opportunities are abundant at this event. Participants begin in the classroom to discuss camera and exposure settings then shoot the balloon glow. Saturday morning includes balloon launch and classroom session. Then, participants will shoot balloon launches on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, followed by a final classroom session on Sunday morning. Tripods and cable releases required. Instructor: Jim Pettit Fees: $175/Guest; $157.50/Annual Pass Holder Includes digital handout www.callawaygardens.com

 

September 6 – November 1

Children’s Taste Exploration

Children’s Beginning Cooking 8yrs-12yrs Sundays, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM September 6, 13, 20, 27 or October 11, 18, 25, November 1 (ongoing class) Kids will interact in the kitchen by preparing basic dishes. www.lagrangeartmuseum.orgart@lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

Wednesday, September 9, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Every Gardener Deserves a Day-Callaway Gardens

Join Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden Staff as they rework some of the floral areas. Get hands-on experience in dividing perennials, amending the soil, planting and sharing gardening tips. Plants that don’t go back into the garden will be divided among workshop participants! Don’t miss out on this fun gardening experience. Pack a lunch, wear work clothes and gloves, and come with lots of enthusiasm! Drinks and dessert for lunch provided. Bring a favorite trowel, clippers, and digging fork or spade. Limited number of spaces available Instructor: Victoria Goddard-Fischer, Manager of Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden and Garden Staff Fee: $30/Guest; $27/Annual Pass Holder

www.callawaygardens.com

 

September 10 – 12

Music Man, Jr.

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

www.nhct.org

Musical, featuring younger actors

New Horizon Theatre, nhct@knology.net, 706-518-6234

$16 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors (55+)

 

Friday, September 11, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

March of Dimes Diverse Power Golf Tournament

The annual March of Dimes Diverse Power Golf Tournament is a four person scramble. Lunch provided by Longhorn will be served beginning at 12:00. Golfers tee off at 1:30. Participants have the option to purchase mulligans and red tee boxes. For more information, please call 706.845.0708.

 

Friday, September 11, 7:00 pm

“Music For Peace” – The September 11 Concert

One hour of local and international talents to perform as choirs, instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers at Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College. Sponsored by L.I.F.E. – LaGrange International Friendship Exchange, the concert is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Callaway Gardens Craft Beer Festival

Admission: $30 in advance; $40 at the gate; $15 for all guests

This festival is an ALL YOU CAN TASTE extravaganza with more than 50 craft beers from 25 different craft beer vendors. Your ticket to this one of a kind beer fest includes all the tastings you’d like, and a souvenir mug! Live Musical Performances by: The Barstool Prophets. Don’t forget to bring a designated driver. For details, call 1.800.852.3810 or www.callawaygardens.com

 

Monday, September 14, 6:00 PM

Computer Basics: Mouse & Internet

Learn how to use a mouse and do simple searches on the internet. No computer experience is necessary. Registration is required as seating is limited. LaGrange Memorial Library – 706-882-7784 x 20 – www.thrl.org

 

Thursday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

My Favorite Things Luncheon

The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s Guild hosts the annual “My Favorite Things” luncheon, auction and marketplace. New this year will be a live auction for 2 trips, a piece of art, and a hand painted cello. This cello is part of The Painted Strings Project. Damaged beyond repair, these instruments have been transformed into works of art by 10 local artists. The first of these instruments will be included in the live auction at the luncheon. The remaining instruments will be available through a silent auction at the October 6, November 3, and December 15 LaGrange Symphony concerts. All proceeds from the luncheon support the LSO’s youth initiatives. 706-882-0662 or lagrangesymphony.org.

 

Monday, September 21, 6:00 PM

E-mail Account Set up

Sign up for a 15 minute one-on-one session and get your own email account. Registration is required as seating is limited. LaGrange Memorial Library – 706-882-7784 x 20 – www.thrl.org

 

Saturday, September 26, 7:30 AM

National Public Lands Day Trash Cleanup Event at West Point Lake

We need your help again this year at Pyne Road Park Mega Ramp. Park Rangers will provide materials such as gloves, trash bags and site locations. Lunch is sponsored by Wendy’s who has supported this event for many years. Come out and help clean up West Point Lake. For more information, contact Rebecca Fink at 706-645-6113 or Rebecca.M.Fink@usace.army.mil.

 

Saturday, September 26, 10:00 AM

Paint the Town Pink

The true essence of the event is to celebrate breast cancer survivors, and to provide information and resources to all women about not only breast cancer, but other important health information and resources our community has to offer. Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange – Lynn Howard, 706-883-1670

 

Monday, September 28, 6:00 PM

E-mail Account Set up

Edit a document with this free online word processor. A Gmail/Google account is required. Registration is required as seating is limited. LaGrange Memorial Library – 706-882-7784 x 20 – www.thrl.org

 

Thursday, October 1, 1:00 PM

Lafayette Christian School Golf Tournament

“Links to Lockers” Golf Tournament to raise funding for the Athletic Lockers in the Field House at the new Sports Complex under construction. Four person Scramble at Highland Country Club. Suzanne Turton, 706-616-5747, sjturton@icloud.com

 

THIS WEEKEND CALLAWAY GARDENS’ IS THE PLACE TO BE

Movie, Live Music, Fireworks, Wakesurfing and Beach Fun

 

WHAT:

There are so many reasons to be at Callaway Gardens this weekend:

 

  • The weather forecast is wonderful.
  • Robin Lake Beach will be the site of some amazing wakesurfing as it hosts Nautique’s 2015 USA National Wake Surf Championship.
  • To celebrate the Nautique USA Wake Surf National Championships, at dark there will be a fireworks
  • Friday night will feature the last “Summer Movie on the Beach” for the 2015 season.  The featured attraction is Guardians of the Galaxy.  The movie will begin at dark.  Be sure to bring a chair or blanket.
  • Musical Artist Neal Lucas will be the feature of Saturday’s Summer Sunset Concert Series.

 

Admission prior to 5 p.m. is $20/adult; $15/senior; $10/child ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.  Friday and Saturday are the last days of the Summer for $5 admission after 5 p.m.
WHEN:

Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 31, 2015

WHERE:

Robin Lake Beach, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA


HOW:
For details, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.

 

SCHEDULE OF WAKE SURF CHAMPIONSHP EVENTS:

Competitors, volunteers and spectators are invited to all events!

 

Friday, Aug. 29

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  First Qualifying Heats; All competitors are scheduled to ride Friday.

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Second Qualifying Heats

 

Sunday, Aug. 31

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Pro Division Finals

3:30 p.m.  Awards Ceremony at the over-water ski Pavilion at Robin Lake

Ron Morgan
Floral Designer Extraordinaire

Morning Coffee & Lecture
Book Signing

Thursday, September 10 at 9:30 am
Tickets $20

Reservations: 770-254-2787 or
Brittney.Henderson@cowetaschools.net

Ron Morgan is one of the most sought-after and well-recognized floral designers in the United States. He has dazzled lecture and garden club audiences for over twenty years with his wit, knowledge, and unparalleled creative talents. Seating limited.​


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Unlimited Sampling of 50 Craft Beers While Listening to Great Live Music; New Craft Beer Dinner

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (8/24/2015) – Callaway Gardens® will host the second annual Craft Beer Festival* on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Robin Lake Beach from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  This festival is an all-you-can-taste extravaganza with more than 50 craft beers from 25 different vendors.

 

“Last year was such a hit with guests. We are excited to offer even more craft beers to sample this year,” said Andy Brown, director of recreation for Callaway Gardens.  “We are ramping it up this year.  We’ve added a Craft Beer Dinner on Friday night.  We hope craft beer lovers will bring their friends to enjoy the weekend.”

 

Saturday’s Main Attraction

Beginning at 2 p.m., guests will casually stroll from tent to tent sampling a variety of craft beers.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Some of the featured breweries include Cannon Brew Pub, Goose Island, SweetWater Brewing Company, Jailhouse Brewing Co., Red Hare, Monday Night Brewing, Red Hook, Kona Brewing Co., Blue Point, Jekyll Brewing, Harpoon Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Anchor Brewing, Yuengling, New Belgium and more.

 

The bands Secret Sauce and The Barstool Prophets will entertain with great live music and college football will be on the big screens.  Both a food court and full bar will be available.  So, bring a chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting of Robin Lake Beach.

 

Leave the driving to us and enjoy your day.  Simply make a weekend out of it and reserve the Craft Beer Festival Package that includes admission to the beer festival, a shuttle to and from your accommodations, accommodations, admission to the Gardens for each day of stay and day of departure, a breakfast buffet in The Plant Room.

 

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 or at the gate for $40. In an effort to promote safe driving, Callaway Gardens encourages each guest participating to bring a designated driver. Designated drivers and festival guests not participating in the craft beer tasting will receive discounted admission of $15 per person.  For tickets, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.

 

New! Friday’s Craft Beer Dinner

A perfect accompaniment to the Festival is a new Craft Beer Dinner.  This will take place in The Gardens Restaurant, the historic fine-dining establishment overlooking beautiful Mountain Creek Lake.  Callaway Gardens’ Executive Chef Michael Gonzalez has created a delicious meal (menu shown below) to go perfectly with a selection of craft beers paired by the expert at Columbus’ Cannon Brew Pub, who will be in attendance to answer questions.  Guests will learn how to pair select craft beers with the dishes giving special attention the right style of beer for a given food, beer serving temperatures and glassware recommendations.  The reception will begin at 7 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m.  With seating limited to only 60 guests on the Craft Beer Dinner overnight package, early reservations are suggested.

 

Get the complete experience.  Add Friday night’s Craft Beer Dinner Package to your plans. For reservations, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.844.463.6990.

 

Surf’s up at Robin Lake Beach for the 2015 USA National Wake Surf Championship August 28-30, 2015.

The best pro and amateur Wake Surf athletes in the world will catch waves behind the “game changing” 2016 Nautique G23 with Nautique’s innovative surf system creating the best wake surfing waves in the industry. The Nautique 2015 USA National Wake Surf Championship is the premier qualifying competition stop for the 2015 World Series of Wake Surfing and World Wake Surfing Championship.

 

Friday admission is $20/adult; $15/senior; $10/child ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.  There are two special lodging packages – one for spectators and one for participants.
WHEN:

Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 31, 2015

WHERE:

Robin Lake Beach, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA


HOW:
For details, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Competitors, volunteers and spectators are invited to all events!

 

Friday, Aug. 29

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  First Qualifying Heats; All competitors are scheduled to ride Friday.

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Second Qualifying Heats

 

Sunday, Aug. 31

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Pro Division Finals

3:30 p.m.  Awards Ceremony at the over-water ski Pavilion at Robin Lake

 

Our 38th season opens September 3rd, and what a season it is! Starting with the family classic The Wizard of Oz, going into Halloween fun with Deathtrap and Dracula, on into Christmas with A Christmas Carol: The Musical, written and directed by our own Dale Lyles, and on into the new year with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and so much more!

Season tickets are still available, so if you don’t have them yet, click here! Click here for single show tickets!

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum       Adapted by Frank Gabrielson

Score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Main Stage      September 3-6, 10-13, 2015

This stage version of the screen classic uses the most recognizable music of the movie’s score, including Over the Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain, and Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead. L. Frank Baum’s classic tale is a family favorite. One day a twister hits young Dorothy’s farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world where she and her dog, Toto, meet the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion, and travel to the Wonderful Land of Oz to meet the Wizard who can help them all get what they wish for most.

DEATHTRAP

By Ira Levin

Black Box        October 1-4, 8-11, 2015

One of the greatest popular successes of recent Broadway history offers a skillful blending of gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. A thriller-writer whose recent works have been flops is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. Twists, turns and sudden shocks hold audiences spellbound until the very last moment.

 

Dracula

By Steven Deitz

Main Stage      October 22-25, 29-November 1, 2015

I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you.” This adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, who try to piece together the clues of his appearance in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.

All In The Timing

By David Ives

Black Box        November 12-15, 19-22, 2015

 This critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of one-act comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. “Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue,” David Ives explores the humorous side of everything from romantic relationships to the meaning of life.

The Island of N.I.T.W.I.T.S. Toys –

A Christmas Miracle, Indeed

Main Stage      December 3 through 6, 2015

Christmas comes but once a year, but luckily, our hearty band of N.I.T.W.I.T.S. stays all year round!  This Christmas, our N.I.T.W.I.T.S. improv group will be throwing a very Merry Christmas party and everyone is invited! Four nights of long form improv, all based around the holiday season.  No tradition is sacred and everything is up for grabs with this group! Jingle your bells for a laugh-filled Christmas show!

 

  

A Christmas Carol

Music, book, and lyrics by Dale Lyles

Main Stage      December 10-13, 17-20, 2015

The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his conversion from grumpy, hateful miser to a renewed and hopeful man has been a Christmas classic since Dickens first put words to paper. Newnan’s own Dale Lyles wrote the script and music for a local version that was a favorite of Newnan Theatre Company audiences for years. Lyles has now rewritten both script and musical score to bring a newer and better production to a new generation of NTC audiences!

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

By Steve Martin

Black Box        February 4-7, 11-14, 2016

This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune and has the two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Picasso’ agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. Then a surprise patron – a charismatic dark-haired singer time warped in from a later era – joins the merriment at the Lapin Agile.

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

Main Stage      March 10-13, 17-20, 2016

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of “Big Daddy,” but the mood is somber because a number of evils poison the celebration. Greed, sins of the past, and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. His daughter-in-law Maggie wants to tell him she’s finally pregnant, her husband Brick prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze, and the other conniving relatives are all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son.

Sylvia

By A.R. Gurney

Black Box        April 14-17, 21-24, 2016

A modern romantic comedy about a man, a woman… and a dog. Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after years od child-raising. One day, Greg brings home a dog that ‘found him’  in the park. The dog’s collar has a tag on it that says “Sylvia.” Quickly, Sylvia becomes a ‘bone’ of contention between husband and wife, but after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn       Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman         Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Main Stage      May 12-15, 19-22, 2016

This TONY-award winning play has charmed audiences across the country. An eclectic group of six almost-teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the youth spell their way through a series of what sound like made-up words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

Curt DiCamillo

Architectural Historian

Thursday, August 27
9:30 am Morning Coffee & Lecture
The English Gardens:
Perfection on Earth

Tickets $20
Both Sessions $30
Reservations: 770-254-2787
or Brittney.Henderson@cowetaschools.net

Curt DiCamillo will discuss the development of the English landscape tradition and demonstrate why the English garden has often been called Britain’s single most important contribution to world culture.

Thursday, August 27
12:00 pm Luncheon & Lecture
All My Worldly Goods:
English Royal Weddings

Tickets $20
Both Sessions $30
Reservations: 770-254-2787
or Brittney.Henderson@cowetaschools.net

Curt DiCamillo will look at English royal weddings during the last two centuries and will explore the history of some of the most famous royal residences in the world, including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, as well as the stories of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral. He will illustrate how these iconic places are part of the fabric of centuries of royal tradition and pageantry and how they continue to influence us in the 21st century.

Curt DiCamillo is an American architectural historian. He works full-time on lecturing, writing, and leading tours about British architectural and artistic heritage of Britain and its influence around the world. He is a specialist on the British country house and has taught classes on British culture, art, and architecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 1999 he has maintained the “DiCamillo Companion to British & Irish Country Houses” (dicamillocompanion.com) a website whose purpose is to document every country house in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland whether extant or destroyed.

Do you own a special quilt that tells a family or community story? A quilt that uses an unusual pattern or motif? Or even just a quilt that has been passed down through the generations of your family?

If so, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is interested in talking to you!

“We are currently looking for more quilts to be shared for a fall exhibit at the re-opened Male Academy Museum,” said Jeff Bishop, NCHS executive director. “If you have a quilt you would be willing to loan to us or donate, please contact us at 770-251-0207, or email our staff at jessie@newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com.”

The Male Academy will re-open on Labor Day Weekend, beginning Saturday, Sept. 5.

NCHS is also looking for folk art from the early days of the Powers Crossroads country fair and art festival for a special Labor Day Weekend display.

“We have three paintings by Tom Powers, and some other items we are going to display especially for the Male Academy re-opening,” said Bishop. “But we’re on the lookout for more.”

NCHS is actively seeking loans of art from the festival’s early days to include as part of the event. Pottery, metal craft, sculpture, painting, fabric craft, glass, woodwork, etching, and other crafts bought or produced at the Powers Crossroads festival, especially items from the festival’s early days, are sought.
As part of the quilt exhibit, the city of Newnan’s “Sesquicentennial Quilt” will be displayed for the first time in years. Other quilts will also be on display, including a quilt made by Coral Moses Hand, whose father founded the Male Academy school for boys in the 1800s.

“We found an oral history she did from the 1970s that really shines a light on her life and work,” said Bishop.

New exhibit panels are being developed for the new exhibit, and the museum has been repaired and re-worked.

“If you come to the Male Academy you’ll see things that haven’t been displayed for a couple of years now, and some that haven’t been displayed in quite some time, if ever,” Bishop said.

The NCHS is also prepping its first ever Quilt Expo this October. Applications should be sent by Sept. 1 with photos and descriptions of the quilts. Quilts must be received by Oct. 1 for the event, slated for Oct. 8-10. NCHS is seeking volunteers to help put up and take down the expo and to be “white gloved attendants.” Anyone interested in lecturing, demonstrating, or holding a class should also contact NCHS.

“We might be able to turn this into an annual fall event,” said Bishop.

10 x 10 and 10 x 20 booths will be available at the Historic Train Depot. Deposits of $50 are required to reserve the space.

The McRitchie-Hollis Museum, located at 74 Jackson St., is also open, showing the new “Golden Era of Hollywood” exhibit, featuring hand-painted movie posters from the Loew’s Grand theater in Atlanta from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Both the McRitchie-Hollis Museum and the Male Academy Museum will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10-12 and from 1-3. Admission is $5 / $2.

 

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

30 Temple Avenue

Newnan, GA 30263

Marc Chatov
Exhibit | Demonstration | Art Sale | Reception | Book Signing

Marc Chatov Demonstration
Thursday, August 20
9:30 am – 12 pm | $25

Marc Chatov will be giving a demonstration open to the public on still life.

Art Sale, Reception and Book Signing
Sunday, August 23
3 – 5 pm

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art work to be donated to the Patrons Education Fund. Open to the Public.

Marc Chatov Mentoring Group:
The Newnan Exhibit
Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Through August 31

Works by professional artists who have studied extensively with and been mentored by MarcChatov: Lorraine Baggett, Timothy Beacham, Lynne Brice, Kristy B. Edwards, Celeste McCollough, Fran Milner, Steven Stinchcomb and Kathy Wochele
Guest Exhibitor: Millie Gosch

September is Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens’ Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.  Typically there are more than 1,000 tropical butterflies of various kinds flying freely throughout the conservatory; however, this month it will be filled exclusively with spectacular Blue Morpho butterflies.

 

“During September, visitors to the Day Butterfly Center will witness the largest display of Blue Morphos on the planet at that moment,” said Michael Buckman, manager of the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. “This is our seventh year filling the Center with Blue Morphos.  I’ve been told by suppliers that we are receiving all that they have of these beautiful butterflies. When I heard that, I knew we were doing something very special.”

 

The Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) is a spectacular iridescent blue butterfly native to the rainforests of South and Central America.  The undersides of the wings are brown with eyespots, but the contrasting upper sides could be considered the most brilliant, vivid blue that nature has to offer.  This iridescent color actually results from microscopic scales on the back of their wings reflecting light, giving the brilliant shimmering blue appearance.  As a Blue Morpho flies, its contrasting wing colors of brilliant blue and dull brown fool the eye and make the Morpho look as if it is appearing and disappearing.  The word ‘morpho’ actually means “to change or modify.”

 

This tropical butterfly is usually a forest dweller but will occasionally venture into sunny areas.  They are diurnal, or active during the day, and they spend much of their time in flight because they can be territorial.  When courting, they often fly in long chains of five or more making a spectacular sight.

 

As one of the largest butterflies, with a wingspan of five to eight inches, the Blue Morpho is a wonderful subject for photos and video.  They feed on the juices of rotting fruit making them easy to locate at the fruit feeders in the Day Butterfly Center.  Butterflies are most active between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  For best results taking photos, consider visiting when the butterflies are resting, before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m.

 

General admission* to Callaway Gardens, home of the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, is $20 per adult (ages 13-64); $15 per senior (65+); $10 per child (ages 6-12); and free for children 5 and younger (admission prices include tax).  Annual Passholders, with their pass and valid ID can enter the Gardens with up to five guests in the same vehicle for free per day.  Military and their spouse receive free admission and half price admission for up to four guests in the same vehicle.  This price includes access to Callaway Gardens and its many attractions and activities.  The Day Butterfly Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Take a break and enjoy the Day Butterfly Center and the many other attractions of Callaway Gardens.  Ask for the special Blue Morpho Butterfly Overnight Package, available September 7-30, 2015, in the Mountain Creek Inn and includes lodging; breakfast buffet at The Plant Room Restaurant, a special gift from the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, use of the Mountain Creek Inn Fitness Center and admission to Callaway Gardens and its many attractions for each day of stay and day of departure.

 

For more information or to make a reservation, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.

 

Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.

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*Rate is per person, per night, based on double occupancy in a Non-View Room at the Mountain Creek Inn. Offer valid September 7-30, 2015. Pricing also is available in the Southern Pine Cottages and Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes. Tax, fees, and gratuity not included. Based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

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