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Newnan - Don Nixon and Francoise GilotDear Patrons and Friends,

It is with immense sorrow that we write to tell you that Donald W. Nixon, our friend and Director for The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, passed away on Monday afternoon at Emory Hospital. Don fought a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia during the last nine months and was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death.

Don’s presence was revolutionary in our community. Through his work and perseverance, he has enriched our world immeasurably and touched the lives of so many with his vision of excellence. The Centre became an extension of the classroom for all, no matter the age of the student.

Our hearts go out to his wife Cathe, daughter Jordan, and all of their family. We are grateful to them for sharing his unique genius with us and our community. As a team, Cathe, Jordan, and Don put soul into The Centre and enlightened generations.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Donald W. Nixon fund at the Patrons of the Centre, P.O. Box 1422, Newnan, GA 30264.

With loving memories,

Patrons of the Centre – Board of Directors

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Our mailing address is:
The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd
Newnan, GA 30265
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Chamber Events

 

Wednesday, February 10, 10:00 AM

American Home Shield ribbon cutting

Join American Home Shield as they celebrate their renovation that adds additional capacity to their business. Please enter the front of building into the lobby where AHS members will direct you to the rear of the building.  American Home Shield is located at 106 Old Mill Road.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 AM

Early Bird Breakfast

Please join us for the first Early Bird Breakfast of 2016 as we focus upon the healthcare industry.  We are pleased to welcome WellStar Health System’s President & CEO Candice Saunders.  She was recently named Healthcare Champion by The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). Saunders is only one of 14 women recognized by NAFE with Women of Excellence awards in 2015 and the only woman in healthcare.

 

Networking coffee provided by the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts.

 

To register online visit http://business.lagrangechamber.com/events/details/early-bird-breakfast-february-2016-2257. You may also call 706-884-8671 or email letisha@lagrangechamber.com. To guarantee your seat and receive advance registration discount, please submit by February 11.

 

Friday, February 5, 4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Ribbon Cutting – Redemption Tattoo and Piercing

1302 Lafayette Parkway, Unit C

 

Events

Friday, February 5, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Barry Waldrep and Kurt Thomas

Country Bluegrass with our very own local talent Barry Waldrep and our dear friend Kurt Thomas.

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Doors 6:30 pm, Music 7:30 pm

For more information: text or leave a message 706.443.4838

$20.00 cash at the door Outside food and drink welcome

 

Saturday, February 6, 10:00 AM

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the LaGrange Memorial Library will have their bookshop open.  Stop by and pick up some books and support the Friends.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Saturday, February 6, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Lifting More Voices: Early Troup County Black History-Opening Reception

Legacy Museum on Main presents their new exhibit spotlighting Black achievement in early Troup County history. Opening reception. Museum hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and on the 1st and 3rd Saturday’s from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. www.legacymuseumonmain.org

 

Monday, February 8, 2:45 PM

Valentines Make & Take

Children in Preschool through 5th grade are invited to come make different kinds of Valentines and enjoy a Valentine treat.

Hogansville Public Library 600 E. Main St., Hogansville

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 8, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

LaGrange Academy Open House

Come join us for an evening of education and fun at LaGrange Academy Open House. Faculty, staff and administration will be available to answer questions about our wonderful school. Also, you will have the pleasure of seeing some of our elementary students present science demonstrations. Please stop by to check out what LaGrange Academy has to offer! www.lagrangeacademy.org

 

Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Troup County Economy & Housing Market Past Present & Future

Make plans to attend a presentation on the in-depth study of Troup County’s Economy prepared by F.L.I. Properties’ division of Builder Services and Development.  This study incorporates job creation, population, single family new construction, apartment units, home ownership, demographics, schools, spending habits of residents, commercial development and HOW these trends may affect you.

 

The presentation will be held at Troup County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Feb 9th with a reception starting at 5:30 and presentation starting at 6:00pm.

 

This event is free to the public.  Space is limited – please email Support@FLIproperties.net with your name, phone number and community or company involvement for each participant. Plan to stay afterwards for public discussion.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 10:30 AM

Story Time

Join us for storytelling, songs, and crafts.

Hogansville Public Library 600 E. Main St., Hogansville

www.thrl.org

 

Wednesday, February 10, 10:30 AM

Story Time

Join us for storytelling, songs, and crafts.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Wednesday, February 10, 4:30 PM

Tech Explorers: Video

Kids 9-12 are invited to join us for this month’s Tech Explorers.  We will be learning to create a video!  You will video a puppet show with a GoPro Camera.  Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

February 11 – 13

New Horizon Theatre Presents No Body Like Jimmy

Written by Burton Bumgarner and directed by Bill Nixon.

It’s an election year and Eloise Vanlandingham is running for the Senate. On the eve of the launch of her political campaign, her husband Ralph’s best friend from college shows up with a problem. Harold has a dead body in the back of his van and he needs a place to stash him. Harold’s timing couldn’t be more awful as the Vanlandinghams are expecting a house full of major campaign donors in about five, four, three two…

Tickets may be purchased online at www.nhct.org or by calling 706/518-6234.

 

Saturday, February 13, 7:00 PM

Troup High Alumni Association presents The Sock Hops

The Sock Hops play 50’s and 60’s music and really put on a great show. Come out and support this fund raiser to support special projects for Troup High teachers and students. Advance tickets are $15.00 or $20.00 at the door. For tickets or more information, contact Ellis Cadenhead, 706-884-5546 or Troup High School (Sandra West), 706 812-7957 ext. 4733

Troup High School Fine Arts Center

 

Saturday, February 13, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Jason Connelly Band

Grab your valentine and spend a night of music with American singer/songwriter Jason Connelly . . . he is on fire. Independent singer with sounds ranging from gospel, soul to funk, country. We love his sound and can’t wait to see where this artist goes . . . maybe the next Ray Lamontagne?

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Doors 6:30 pm, Music 7:30 pm

For more information: text or leave a message 706.443.4838

$15.00 cash at the door, outside food and drink welcome

 

Sunday, February 14, 2:00 PM

A Taste of Storytelling

Barry Stewart Mann and local tellers will delight you with their stories. Sponsored by the LSPA Azalea Storytelling Festival and Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Join us for a free presentation provided by the Rotary Club of LaGrange on how to prevent elder financial abuse. Learn how to keep you and your loved one’s safe from financial predators. Vernon Woods Retirement Community, for more information:

Debbie Jones, 706-812-2843

 

Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Author Talk: Michael Bishop

Science Fiction author and poet, Michael Bishop will speak as part of the Friends of the LaGrange Memorial Library Author Talk Series.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

Admission is free, www.thrl.org

 

Wednesday, February 17, 10:30 AM

Story Time

Join us for storytelling, songs, and crafts.

Hogansville Public Library 600 E. Main St., Hogansville

www.thrl.org

 

Wednesday, February 17, 10:30 AM

Story Time

Join us for storytelling, songs, and crafts.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

February 18 – 21; 25 – 27

Lafayette Theatre Company Presents Sylvia

Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jeff Sargent.

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, or that has found him, bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.LSPARTS.org.

 

Thursday, February 18, 10:30 AM

Carol Cain, storyteller

Carol Cain of Hogansville will be at the Hogansville Senior Center for a special storytelling. Please join us for this FREE event. The Center is located at 407 Church Street in Hogansville.

 

Carol is a storyteller, actress, and recently retired educator. She has often been the emcee of the Azalea Storytelling Festival in LaGrange and was a featured teller at the 2015 Azalea Festival.

 

Friday, February 19, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Emory Clark Holder Clinic Blood Drive

Give Blood and save lives in your community. The Emory Clark Holder Clinic host the LifeSouth Blood Mobile. Come out and give blood to benefit your local community hospitals. All donors receive a recognition item as a thank you for donating blood. Emory Clark Holder Clinic 303 Smith St., Lagrange. For information: www.lifesouth.org, East Region Lifesavers 334-705-0884

 

Friday, February 19, 3:30 PM

Little Ones Art Class

Some moms in our community will help younger children (grades pre-K to 1st) create simple art projects to take home.  The class is limited to 20 participants, so sign up today at the library!

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Friday, February 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The First LaGrange Southeast Regional Opening Reception

Exhibition: February 19-April 2, 2016 The 1st LaGrange Southeast Regional features an extraordinary, rich body of art work selected from over 400 works submitted by almost 150 artists representing the twelve-state Southeastern United States. LaGrange Art Museum, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

Saturday, February 20, 1:00 PM

Chess Club

Join us to play or learn chess!

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Saturday, February 20, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bridal Open House

Victoria Belle Mansion & Vintage White Barn

RSVP by Friday, February 12, Admission is FREE for the Bride & Groom (other guests $25.00 per person)

Make your reservation here: http://www.victoriabelleweddings.com/vb-open-house/

 

Saturday, February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Legacy Trees for the Suburban Landscape

In honor of our centennial year, horticulturist Jeremy Oxford will teach about selecting trees that will stand the test of time. During the workshop he will share his top 10 heritage tree recommendations plus reveal tips for selecting the best tree for various sites, identifying outstanding attributes, and proper planting techniques for healthy growth. Each attendee will receive a handout and a legacy tree ready to plant in your garden. www.hillsanddales.org, info@hillsanddales.org or (706) 882-3242

 

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Active Life Dance

For Adults of all Ages…Dance with Jimmy Smith and the New River Band. Valentine’s Day Theme…

The Active Life Wellness Center

 

Sunday, February 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Founders Day at Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens honors its founders each year on February 21 (Virginia Hand Callaway’s birthday) and November 6 (Cason J. Callaway’s birthday). Admission is free and special organ concerts are played these days from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel. www.callawaygardens.com/events/founders-day-cc

 

Monday, February 22, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Cuba

3D Journeys offers you free lectures to enrich and inspire. “Cuba: Little Country, Big Sports” Dr. Arya Alami, Exercise science. LaGrange College Campus Turner Hall: Dickson Assembly Room, for more information, 706-880-8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu or visit www.lagrange.edu/events/3djourneys/index.html.

 

Monday, February 22, 3:00 PM

Genealogy I

Learn to use Ancestry.com to find your ancestors and build your family tree.  Request a five-generation chart when you register and fill out as much as you can to help you search during class.  Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 22, 6:00 PM

Computer Basics: Mouse & Internet

Learn how to use a moue and do simple searches on the internet.  No computer experience is necessary.  Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 22, 6:00 PM

Book Chat

Join us and discuss your favorite book.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 22, 7:00 PM

CLCP Corporate/Community Spelling BEE

Spelling Bee to raise awareness for literacy needs and available resources in Troup County. Teams of 3 adults compete to win the title of Spelling BEE Champion at the Callaway Conference Center. For more information call Debbie Burdette, 706-756-4645 or Debbie.burdette@westgatech.edu. www.troupclcp.org

 

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 PM

Souper Reads Book Club

Join the Souper Reads Book Club as they discuss books by mystery writer, Sue Grafton.

Hogansville Public Library 600 E. Main St., Hogansville

www.thrl.org

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2:30 PM

Tater the Reading Dog

Tater, the book loving Golden Retriever will be at the Hogansville Public Library the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm. Any child who could use some practice reading aloud is invited to come and meet Tater and read a book to him.

Hogansville Public Library 600 E. Main St., Hogansville

www.thrl.org

 

Tuesday, February 23, 4:00 PM

CAREing Paws & Cooper

CAREing Paws & Cooper the Therapy Dog visit the library every month. Children can practice reading to Cooper, a friendly well-trained therapy dog, in a one-on-one 15 minute session.  For children in 1st – 3rd grade and students with special needs. Registration is required: 706-822-7784

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Wednesday, February 24, 10:30 AM

Story Time

Join us for storytelling, songs, and crafts.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Thursday, February 25, 5:00 PM

Manga/Anime Tea Party

Join us for a day of love and confections as we dive into the Shoujo romance genre of Manga & Anime, with a tea party!  Bring your friends and dress up for a meeting of tea and romance!

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

February 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28

Crimes of the Heart By Beth Henley

Directed by Tracy Clahan Riggs

This Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy examines the plight of three eccentric Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions, each with a secret in her heart. Babe has shot her husband in the stomach. Country music singer wanna-be, Meg, and homebody, Lenny, are doing their best to rally around Babe and determine whether or not she’s headed to jail or to the looney bin. “While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley’s prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake.” – The New York Times

www.lagrange.edu/academics/theatre-arts/index.html, The Lab – at Price Theater, 304 Forrest Ave., LaGrange, priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8080

$10 Adults, $8 students, $8 seniors (age 55+), LC free

 

Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Heart Health

It is never too late to get Heart Healthy. Don’t let another year of bad habits stop you from the healthy, active life you want in retirement. Learn how to get Heart Healthy! RSVP 678-876-5118. Sponsored by Home Helpers and Vernon Woods Retirement Community. Session will be at Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic.

 

Friday, February 26, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Jacob Bryant

Jacob Bryant was awarded the Georgia Country & Gospel Music Association’s Best Male Vocalist and he won Entertainer of the Year, and Songwriter of the year awards.

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Doors 6:30 pm, Music 7:30 pm

For more information: text or leave a message 706.443.4838

$15.00 cash at the door, outside food and drink welcome

 

Saturday, February 27, 5:00 PM

West Georgia Choral Arts Festival

The Choral Society of West Georgia host a variety of community choral ensembles under the direction of LaGrange College’s Dr. Beth Everett. Participants include the Troup County School System, Voices of the Valley Children’s Choir, LaGrange College, Point University, and the Sons of Lafayette. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College

For information contact Bettie Biggs, Choral Society of West Georgia, 706 333 0627

 

Saturday, February 27, 5:30 PM

Divas Tribute Dinner Show

Musical performance showcasing hits from Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston… For adults of all ages!

The Active Life, 140 Ragland Street, 706-883-1681

Tickets in advance, $15.00, at the door, $20.00, Ticket price includes dinner.

 

Monday, February 29, 3:00 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

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 29, 6:00 PM

Internet II

Do more searches on the internet and explore features of the browser.  Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

March 4 – 6

20th Annual Azalea Storytelling Festival

The Azalea Storytelling Festival, held in Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College, has been recognized as one of the oldest such festivals in the state of Georgia. Additionally, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the 12 Southeastern states.

Featured storytellers include: Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell, Barbara McBride-Smith Ed Stivender and Master of Ceremonies Carol Cain. For tickets and more information, www.lsparts.org.

 

Today, Patrick discusses the upcoming wedding season and trends with the owner of The Victoria Belle Mansion Event Facility, Ms. Victoria Brown!

2016 spring film spotlight

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…and tickets to Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story!
We are feeling the love because audiences are raving about Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story so much, we’ve had to ADD TWO EXTRA PERFORMANCES! Reserve your tickets before they’re gone…
Added Performances:
Sunday, February 14th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 21st at 7:30pm
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story follows the life and music of Buddy, The Big Bopper & Ritchie Valens and includes all your favorite hits performed live on stage.
Running Now Thru February 21st
Performances Friday & Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 3pm and now Sundays at 7:30pm
Tickets start at $30!

Turn Back the Clock for Great Futures

presented by
March 12, 2016
6:00-10:00 PM
Highland Country Club
Attire: 1960’s era dress or casual
Boys & Girls Clubs will turn back the clock to support great futures with a social event that will take guests back to the era where times were changing across the board and culture was defined by memorable music and progressive fashion. This event will combine a great night of fun and memories with one of the most meaningful causes in our region.
To purchase tickets, click HERE!
Sponsorship information can be found HERE!

CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE AT CALLAWAY GARDENS®

 Special Dinners and Packages Make February Fabulous

 PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (02/01/16) – This Valentine’s Day, Callaway Gardens® is inviting you to spend the day with your Valentine in garden paradise as you enjoy the world-famous Callaway Gardens and its many acres of rolling woodland terrain.  In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Callaway Gardens has a variety of dinners and packages from which to choose.

Romance Dinners

For those wanting something special for Valentine’s weekend on Friday, Feb. 12, Saturday, Feb. 13, or Sunday, Feb. 14, a very special prix fixe Gardens’ Restaurant Valentine’s Dinner will be available in this intimate setting

 The Love Is In the Air Valentine’s overnight package is available starting at $229* in the Mountain Creek Inn. This delicious meal is $65 per person (tax and gratuity are additional).  To make a reservation, please call 1.855.901.2154.

 

For a less formal Valentine’s, guests can choose the delicious Friday Night Southern Buffet at the Plant Room Restaurant or a wonderful meal at the Vineyard Green Restaurant & Spirits or The Country Kitchen.

Make it a Romantic Getaway

 

Enjoy an overnight stay at the Mountain Creek® Inn on the Couples Getaway Bicycles & Breakfast package that includes gardens admission, bicycle rental, and a delicious breakfast buffet in The Plant Room Restaurant.

 

Guests can cozy up in front of a fireplace with a Wonders of Winter overnight package in a Southern Pine® Cottage or Mountain Creek® Villa.  Specially priced during February, this package includes a free bundle of wood, admission to the Gardens each day of stay and day of departure and 50 percent off recreation to include golf, tennis, boating, and TreeTop Adventure.

 

To make an overnight reservation or for additional information, 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 based on two people, per night, in a Non-View Room at the Mountain Creek Inn. Offer valid Feb. 12-14, 2016. Rates also available in the Southern Pine Cottages, Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes. Tax, new State Hotel-Motel Fee (as of July 1, 2015) and gratuity not included. Based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

Today, Patrick discusses upcoming movies and events with our favorite guest and co-host, Mr. Jonathan Hickman!

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