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 we are delaying the start-up for the Annual Wendy’s (303 Vernon St)  & the Troup County Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt. The Hunt will begin @ 2pm @ Shuford Fields on Ragland Street/Calumet Drive, LaGrange on April 19, 2014.

Friday, April 18

“The Betrayal and Crucifixion of Christ”  (7 pm, First United Methodist Church, 501 Broad Street, LaGrange)

Radio Show presentation of “The Betrayal and Crucifixion of Christ” in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Saturday, April 19

LaGrange Academy Family Fun Run 5K (9 am, LaGrange Academy, LaGrange)

Fun Run, walk and stroll starting at 9 am followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 am. For more information contact Madhavi Naik Kamat at 706.302.5488 or madhavimnaik@hotmail.com.

 

Rodbenders’ 9th Annual Homecoming Bass Fishing Tournament (3 pm weigh-in, Pyne Road Park, LaGrange)

Regional Bass Fishing Tournament featuring the weigh-in of Big Beautiful West Point Lake Bass by tournament Anglers competing for cash prizes. The event also highlights local food vendors, and fishing industry sponsors. For more information contact Eddie Champion at 404.626.9805 or rodbender87@yahoo.com.

 

Easter Bunny & Quackers the Duck at LaFayette Square (1 pm, Lafayette Square, LaGrange)

Capture a spring memory at Lafayette Square – bring your own camera and take a photo with the Easter Bunny and his friend, Quackers the Duck. Rain location – Marketplace at Lafayette Square. For more information contact Barbie Watts at 706.298.4534 or barbiew@downtownlagrange.com.

 

Sunday, April 20

Easter Sunrise Service (6:45 am, Explorations in Antiquity, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange)

A multi-media presentation with live actors, led by Dr. Fleming in the Roman-step theater. For more information contact Explorations in Antiquity at 706.885.0363.

 

Easter at Callaway Gardens (7 am – 5 pm, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain)

Enjoy visits from the Easter bunny on Saturday and the Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday. For more information contact 1.800.225.5292 or email info@callawaygardens.com.

 

Monday, April 21

Troup County Parks and Recreation Summer Registration (Mike Daniel Recreation Center, LaGrange)

Registration begins for summer activities and classes. Sign up for swim lessons, art classes, the summer lunch program, ballet, camps, golf and more! For more information call 706.883.1670 or go to www.trouprec.org.

 

Tuesday, April 22

Software Made Simple – Excel Advanced Seminar (9 am – 4:30 pm, Software Made Simple, Columbus)

For more information contact Becky Parnell at 706.320.3990 or Training@softwaremadesimple.net.

 

Georgia Poet Laureate at LaGrange Library (7 pm, LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford Street, LaGrange)

Judson Mitcham, Georgia Poet Laureate, is the Keynote Speaker at the LaGrange Memorial Library Annual Friends Meeting.  

 

Friday, April 25

Paper Shredding Party (11 am – 1 pm, Lafayette Square (in front of Mansour’s building) LaGrange)

It’s time for a Spring Cleaning. Make sure you keep your sensitive information secure by shredding important documents. Ellis & Ellis will provide on-site paper shredding from River Mill Data Management for a secure way to clean out your file cabinets. Bring your old files to be disposed of securely by bringing them to the square! For more information contact Joshua Britt at josh.britt@ellisandellis.com or 706.884.6470.

 

Symphony in the Sand (6 pm – 10:30 pm, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain)

Enjoy the Symphony in the Sand at Callaway Gardens with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. For more information contact Renee at 800.225.5292 or info@callawaygardens.com.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life (7 pm – 7 am, Chris Joseph Track Complex – Whitesville Road Track, LaGrange)

Troup County Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie. Family-friendly environment for the entire community – so join 2014 Relay for Life! For more information contact Lynn Howard at 706.883.1670 or lhoward@troupco.org.

Troup Trends Advertising

Interested in advertising in Troup Trends?  We are now accepting space reservations for the June issue. Deadline for space is April 28. Contact Molly Allen know at molly@lagrangechamber.com for more information. To see the latest issue, come by the Chamber office to pick up a copy or CLICK HERE to read it on-line.

Upcoming Events for a Good Cause

Thursday, May 1

Art N’ Bloom (10 am, Bisham Manor, 1901 Old Youngs Mill Road, LaGrange)

The LaGrange Art Museum will once again usher in Spring with Art N’ Bloom, a benefit luncheon that combines fresh floral arrangements and the fine art that inspired the arrangements. This year’s event, a floral interpretation of the Museum’s Permanent Collection and Luncheon will take place at Bisham Manor. Luncheon tickets are $50 each.  For more information contact the LaGrange Art Museum at 706.882.3267 or info@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

 

Saturday, May 3

Chick-fil-A Connect Race (7 am, location TBD, LaGrange)

Join the herd and lace up your running shoes for the Chick-fil-A Connect Race! They will have a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile Fun Run! The race will benefit WinShape Camps for Communities and help provide scholarships for children to attend the camp. For more information contact Chick-fil-A at Lafayette Parkway at 706.845.8484 or cfamarketing1@hotmail or Chick-fil-A at Commerce Avenue at 706.812.9210 or cfamarketingca@gmail.com.

 

Troup County March for Babies (8:30 am, Hollis Hand Elementary School, 641 Country Club Road, LaGrange)

25th Annual March for Babies in Troup County sponsored by March of Dimes. Come walk for healthier babies everywhere. For more information contact Carla Starling 706.845.0708 or cstarling@marchofdimes.com.

 

Saturday, May 10

Troup County Board of REALTORS BBQ Fundraiser for Camp Viola (11 am – 2 pm, parking lot of Wal-Mart and New Franklin Road, LaGrange)

Help raise $$ to benefit Camp Viola. BBQ will be hosted by Two Butts BBQ. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance. Contact Mandy at Troup County Board of REALTORS at 706.884.2600 or troupcountybor@gmail.com to get your tickets.

 

Troup High School Band BBQ Fundraiser (11 am – 3 pm, Piggly Wiggly parking lot, Roanoke Road, LaGrange)

Plates are $8 each. There will also be a bake sale and car wash. For more information contact Tonya White at 706.523.0611 or towhite2@hotmail.com.

 

Upcoming Events & Activities                                                                                                                                                               

 

Saturday, April 26

LaGrange Triathalon Festival (7 am – 5 pm, LaGrange College and West Point Lake, LaGrange)

Looking for something new to Tri? Plan to be a part of the second annual LaGrange Triathlon Festival with a fun-filled family weekend. The triathlon festival provides a friendly and safe environment for kids of all ages to participate in running, swimming and cycling events. For a detailed schedule of events and registration, visit www.visitlagrange.com/tri. For any additional information, contact JJ Kuerzi at 706-883-1670 or email at jkuerzi@troupco.org.

 

Keep Troup Beautiful Great 2014 Great American Clean-up (9 am, Old K-Mart Parking Lot —LaGrange; City Park—Hogansville; Givorn’s Parking Lot – West Point )

The Great American Cleanup™ is the nation’s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program, incorporating more than 15,000 communities and 2.3 million volunteers across the country. Door prizes, refreshments, fun! Trash bags may be brought to the container at the celebration site for disposal, left in on-site trash containers or left on the street to be picked up later in the week. For questions, please call 706-884-9922 or email to ktbaffiliate@att.net.

The Basics of Budgeting and Saving (4 pm, Girl Power and Emerging Women, 2170 West Point Road, Hwy 29, Suite 29, LaGrange)

Want to get on the right track financially? Join Girl Power and Emerging Women for the Basics of Budgeting and Savings Workshop. This workshop will feature practical information on where, how and when to get started. There will be on-site bankers to help set-up savings accounts. For more information contact Denise Mosley at 706.882.0950.

 

Tribute to Johnny Cash (7 pm, Active Life Center, 140 Ragland Street, LaGrange)

Professional tribute entertainers perform the hits of Johnny Cash, June Carter and Loretta Lynn. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Limited seating. For more information contact The Active Life at 706.884.8374 or seniorcenter@troupsenior.org.

 

Sons of Lafayette – Spring Concert (7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad Street, LaGrange)

Come and enjoy an American themed concert with the Sons of Lafayette. Presentations will include favorites as well as new selections. For more information contact Harold Tarpley
at 706.663.4404 or sonsoflafayette@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, April 27

Creative Youth Art League: Opening Reception (2 pm – Opening Reception, 3 pm – Awards, LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange)

Imagine a world without art. This exhibition features the work of local elementary, middle, and high school students. CYAL will be on exhibit at LaGrange Art Museum from April 27th – May 3rd. For more information contact 706.882.3267 or info@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

 

Sons of Lafayette – Spring Concert (3 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad Street, LaGrange)

Come and enjoy an American themed concert with the Sons of Lafayette. Presentations will include favorites as well as new selections. This afternoon concert is added to reach a broader audience in the community. For tickets see any choir member, visit Plum Southern or purchase online at the web site. For more information contact Harold Tarpley at 706.663.4404 or sonsoflafayette@gmail.com.

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day (5 pm, Explorations in Antiquity, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange)

Explorations in Antiquity will be hosting their annual Yom Hashoah event to remember those lost in the Holocaust, and other genocides. This year, they will host a survivor-speaker who will share his first-hand account of the Holocaust. This event will take place in our Roman Step Theater and admission is free. For more information contact Explorations in Antiquity at 706.885.0363.

 

Monday, April 28

LaGrange College – 3D Journeys Lecture (10 am, LaGrange College, Dickson Assembly Room, LaGrange)

2014 Lecture Series – “Explore Spain.” For more information contact Susan Hancock at 706-880-8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu.

 

Thursday, May 1

National Day of Prayer (12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Explorations in Antiquity Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange)

An inter-denominational prayer service to unite our community and the nation in a day of prayer led by local community residents. For more information contact Debbie Burdette at 706.333.1412 or dburdette52@gmail.com.

 

Drawing: Essentials (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Troup County Rec Department, LaGrange)

Six-week course open to 9th grade – adult. Instructor Steve Close will be teaching a 6-week drawing course for beginner to intermediate skill levels. This class will focus on the essentials of drawing and design. Special attention will be paid to topics like line, composition, values, and perspective. Any drawing medium can be used for this class. Fees: $145 supplies included. Enroll through the Troup County Rec Dept. For more information contact the Troup County Rec Dept at 706.883.1670 or info@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

 

Friday, May 2

The Art of Water (5 pm, Cochran Gallery, 4 East Lafayette Square, LaGrange)

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is proud to announce that their Middle Chattahoochee Region office will host a special, river-themed art exhibit on May 2. The free event, entitled “The Art of Water,” is aimed at raising awareness for the need to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River and its streams and tributaries. The event will feature local artists, photographers, craftsmen and sculptors displaying river-related works of art. As night falls, there also will be a screening of Who Owns Water, a documentary featuring David and Michael Hanson as they paddle the length of the Chattahoochee River and collect stories along the way. For more information contact Henry Jacobs at 706.882.3701 or hjacobs@chattahoochee.org.

 

Saturday, May 3

West Point Tour de Lake (8:30 am – 4 pm, Earl Cook Park, West Point Lake)

The Annual Tour de Lake is a wonderful family-oriented ride with four options around scenic West Point Lake and surrounding areas that provides a ride for all skill levels. The 25 mile route is considered a good ‘beginners’ route while the 50, 75, and 100 routes are moderate to strenuous terrain.  This ride is sponsored by the non-profit La Grange Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Proceeds from the West Point Tour de Lake event is a fund raiser for our club and will be used to maintain equipment to support local Emergency Management Agencies, other public agencies, or the general public in times of an emergency, distress or disaster.  For more information, go to www.westpointtourdelake.com/.

 

Downtown Walking Tour Community Walk (9 am – noon, Downtown Square, LaGrange)

Have you heard there is a new tourism attraction in LaGrange? Bring the family out for a community walk to celebrate the newest attraction, the Downtown Walking Tour. Market on Main farmers will be on hand to sell cool weather crops and there will be giveaways for the first 100 participants! In addition to the walking tour, Bellevue will be offering free historic tours from 9am-noon. For more information, call 706.884.8671.

 

Market on Main Preview Sale (9 am, corner of East Depot Street in the Carmike Cinema parking lot, LaGrange)

Come and buy the freshest produce of our Troup county farmers at this special Market on Main preview event on May 3. The Market’s regular season opens in June and runs until October. For more information contact Barbie Watts at 706-298-4534 or barbiew@downtownlagrange.com.

 

Roman Army Encampment (10 am – 6 pm, Explorations in Antiquity, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange)

Interact with soldiers from the 11th Legion and learn what life was like for the Israelites under Roman rule. See a Pay Ceremony, In-Ranks Inspection, a trial by a Roman Centurion, and much more. For more information, visit www.explorationsinantiquity.net.

 

Thursday, May 8

Drawing: Essentials (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Troup County Rec Department, LaGrange)

 

Friday, May 9

LaGrange Powerboat Grand Prix (8 am – 6 pm, Pyne Road Park, West Point Lake)

Want to experience a little NASCAR on the water? That’s right! The LaGrange Powerboat Grand Prix is gearing up for a triple threat for fast, FREE, fun on West Point Lake at Pyne Road Park for an action packed Mother’s Day weekend May 9-11. From a battle of the bands in downtown LaGrange to food trucks and high-speed racing mania, this is one weekend you don’t want to miss. For more information, call 706.884.8671 or get social with @VisitLaGrange on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Thrive Cancer Support Group (noon – 1:30 pm, Emory Clark-Holder Clinic, 5th floor, 303 Church Street, LaGrange)

Connect with patients, caregivers, survivors, and family members of any cancer diagnosis. For more information contact Grace Bendinger, RN at 706.812.4180 or grace.bendinger@emoryhealthcare.org.

 

Saturday, May 10

LaGrange Powerboat Grand Prix (8 am – 6 pm, Pyne Road Park, West Point Lake)

 

Picnic in the Gardens at Hills & Dales Estate (11 am – 2 pm, Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills & Dales Drive, LaGrange)

Join Hills & Dales Estate for their seventh annual Picnic in the Gardens. This event has become an enjoyable family-friendly tradition. This year there will be free pony rides, live music and a balloon man creating a variety of balloon animals for children. There will also be lots of games to play including badminton, bocce ball, croquet, ladder ball and bean bag toss. Once again, all that is required for free admission to the garden is a picnic basket (or cooler) and blanket. The more the merrier, so make sure to bring your family and friends for this wonderful outdoor affair. For more information contact Judy Edmonds at 706.882. 3242 or jedmonds@hillsanddales.org

 

The Platinum Essentials Mother’s Day Gala (8 pm – 1 am, The Platinum Essentials, 1824 Vernon Road, LaGrange)

A evening of enchantment, honoring mothers. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, cocktails, great dancing music and great Fun. $25pp for VIP accommodations for you and your guest. For more information please call 706.594.3997.

 

Sunday, May 11

LaGrange Powerboat Grand Prix (8 am – 6 pm, Pyne Road Park, West Point Lake)

 

Callaway Gardens Fitness Series – Duathlon and 5K (8 am, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain)

The Callaway Gardens Duathlon, now in its 15th year, consists of a 5K run, a 30K bike and a 5K run. Many competitors use it as a “test run” for the Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon, held on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The first 5K run is counter-clockwise around Robin Lake Circle, a flat and fast course. The bike portion follows Robin Lake Circle, Mountain View Drive, Discovery Parkway and Scenic Drive, all surrounded by the woodland beauty of Callaway Gardens. The finishing run follows the same course as the first run, but in the opposite direction. For more information contact 800.225.5292 or info@callawaygardens.com.

 

Thursday, May 15

Callaway Gardens Fitness Series – Duathlon and 5K (8 am, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain)

The Callaway Gardens Duathlon, now in its 15th year, consists of a 5K run, a 30K bike and a 5K run. Many competitors use it as a “test run” for the Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon, held on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The first 5K run is counter-clockwise around Robin Lake Circle, a flat and fast course. The bike portion follows Robin Lake Circle, Mountain View Drive, Discovery Parkway and Scenic Drive, all surrounded by the woodland beauty of Callaway Gardens. The finishing run follows the same course as the first run, but in the opposite direction. For more information contact 800.225.5292 or info@callawaygardens.com.

 

Drawing: Essentials (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Troup County Rec Department, LaGrange)

Friday, May 16

2014 SE Employment Law Series (9 am, Cunningham Center at CSU, Columbus)

Troublemakers & Malcontents: Lessons for Dealing Effectively With Difficult Employees. For more information contact Judy Giddings at 706.561.2465 or jgiddings@strategichrpartners.com.

 

Saturday, May 17

Oaklie 5K Race Against Cancer (8 am, Granger Park, LaGrange)

5K and 1-Mile Fun Run to benefit 4-year old Oaklie, who is currently fighting cancer. All proceeds will go to her treatment costs. $30 for pre-registered participants and $35 for day of registrations. Entry fees include a t-shirt. Come out and support this great cause! For more information contact Lindsey Summerlin at 706.957.1290 or summerlinlb@troup.org.

 

Ongoing Events

 

February 22 – April 19

LaGrange National XXVIII (LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange)

LaGrange National XXVIII is a biennial, juried show which draws works from artists across the country. The LaGrange Art Museum is the venue for the category of paintings, prints, and drawings; The Lamar Dodd Art Center is the venue for photography, ceramics, sculpture, and decorative art. Well over 300 artists from 42 states plus the District of Columbia applied for participation in the event this year, and 115 works were selected by juror Annette Cone-Skelton from over 1,100 submissions from some of the finest new works by professional artists from throughout the country. For more information contact Brittany Conner at 706.882.3267 or brittany.conner@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

 

April 1– April 30

Our Textile Heritage: A Thread to Our Past (Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main Street, LaGrange)

“Our Textile Heritage: A Thread to Our Past” is the new exhibit on display at the Charter Bank Rotating Gallery at Legacy Museum on Main. This exhibit explores the development of the industry from hand-woven coverlets made in the area in the 1830s up to modern equipment used in the labs of local textile mills as late as 2004. Photographs, maps, and other mill artifacts help trace the development of various mills in LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville. Other photographs depict life in the various mill villages, including mill houses, baptisms, and sports activities. Also on display are historic soft drink and medicine bottles from the collections of Chris Cleaveland. Local bottling companies, especially Coca-Cola, benefitted greatly from the many mill workers who drank Cokes during their dinner breaks at the mills! For more information contact Cindy Pendleton at 706.884.1828 or cindy@trouparchives.org.

 

April 27 – May 3

Creative Youth Art League (LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange)

Imagine a world without art. This exhibition features the work of local elementary, middle and high school students. For more information contact 706.882.3267 or info@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

 

April 28 – May 29

CASA Volunteer Training (5:30 pm – 8 pm, CASA Office, 118 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange)

CASA Volunteer Training Mondays and Thursdays of each week, April 28 – May 29. CASA Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in Troup and Heard Counties. These children are involved in dependency proceedings through no fault of their own. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are appointed by our juvenile court judge to the voice for these children in court. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Troup of Troup County, Inc. would like for each child in foster care to have a volunteer to advocate for their best interests.

 

Every Wednesday

Story Time at the Hogansville Public Library (10 am, 600 E. Main Street, Hogansville)

Call 706.637.6230 for more information.

 

Every Thursday

Toddler Thursdays at LaGrange Art Museum (10:30 am, LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange)

Toddler Thursday is designed just for 1-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Each class will introduce toddlers to art and the Museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops last one hour and are lead by specially trained museum educators.

 

Summer Camps

 

June 23 – 27

New Horizon Theater (9 am – 4 pm, 411 W. 8th Street, West Point)

Ms. Julia Langley back for her fifth year as Camp Director of the New Horizon Theatre’s 5th Annual Performing Arts Camp! Visit www.nhct.org to pre-pay and guarantee a spot for your campers. Space is limited so make a reservation today.  $150 per student. Please contact Holly Wheeler at hwheeler@intercall.com for more information.  

“I think the first year I came to Newnan was in the early 1990s – maybe 1991,” said Chee-Yun, who is slated to perform at this year’s concert, “Friends of Wadsworth Concert – The Legacy Continues” on April 26.

“Since they named the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium, I’ve been back almost every year,” she said.

“It’s so lovely when we go back to Newnan with Charles and see all the people from Newnan who treasure him and adore him so much. I love being a part of that,” she said.

She called Wadsworth, one of Newnan’s most renowned natives, her mentor.

“He’s one of the most adorable mentors I’ve ever had, or will ever have,” she said. “He is so endearing.”

She said the Wadsworth we see on stage is the same man she sees off-stage.

“He’s hilarious and warm, and he’s compassionate, but he is also super-serious about music,” said Chee-Yun. “I respect him so much and have learned so much from him.”

Soprano Courtenay Budd said that she will miss Charles acting as host this year, but she is happy he will be in attendance.

“I think about the legacy he leaves Newnan (and everywhere else) and how vital and sustainable it is,” Budd said.

“This legacy is twofold.  Charles, along with his wife Susan (Founder and Director of Young Concert Artists, Intl.), has nurtured countless musicians from the earliest stages of their careers.  The extraordinary clarinetist Todd Palmer and I are two of them. 

“Another is Chee-Yun, who won YCA soon after coming to the U.S. from Korea as a teenager.  Now she is a coveted international artist, one of many who thank the Wadsworths for their start,” she said.

The other part of his legacy is how Wadsworth has helped to spread the love of chamber music “by putting audiences at ease while never dumbing down to them,” Budd said.

“His funny and folksy, quintessentially Newnan style of introducing the music helps people relax, so that we feel less intimidated and better able to experience the music,” she said.

General admission tickets for Friends of Wadsworth – The Legacy Continues are $20. Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission, are available at Let Them Eat Toffee on the downtown Court Square, the downtown Visitor’s Center in the historic Coweta County Courthouse, Morgan’s Jewelers in Ashley Park, and Bank of North Georgia at Thomas Crossroads.

SR 54 near Gordon Road will be closed 4-21-2014 through 6-21-2014 for work by GDOT to raise the roadbed to eliminate a dangerous sight distance problem.  Local detours are available in addition to the official GDOT detour.  See attachment.

POLLING PLACE CHANGES

 

 GRANTVILLE – The polling place for the 9th Precinct, GRANTVILLE, will be moved from the GLANTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING to the GRANTVILLE LIBRARY, 100 PARK DRIVE, GRANTVILLE, GA 30220.

 

EBENEZER CHURCH ROAD – The polling place for the 27th Precinct, EBENEZER CHURCH ROAD, will be moved from FIRE STATION NO. 12 ON EBENEZER CHURCH ROAD to COWETA CENTRAL LIBRARY, 85 LITERARY LANE, NEWNAN, GA 30265.

 

These changes will be effective for the May 20, 2014 general primary election.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding this change, please call the Superintendent of Elections, Jane Scoggins, 678-854-0015. The Board of Elections is located Basement Level in the Coweta County Administration Building 22 East Broad Street, Newnan, GA 30263.

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Hosts

‘The Art of Water’

 

LAGRANGE – Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is proud to announce that our Middle Chattahoochee Region office will host a special, river-themed art exhibit on May 2. The free event, entitled “The Art of Water,” is aimed at raising awareness for the need to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River and its streams and tributaries.

 

The event will feature local artists, photographers, craftsmen and sculptors displaying river-related works of art. We also plan to showcase student art and to have live music for guests to enjoy.  As night falls, there also will be a screening of Who Owns Water, a documentary featuring David and Michael Hanson as they paddle the length of the Chattahoochee River and collect stories along the way.

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

WHO: The Middle Chattahoochee Region of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed

 

WHAT: “The Art of Water,” a river-themed art exhibit featuring local artists, a special film screening of Who Owns Water, live music and food vendors

 

WHEN: Friday, May 2, 2014; 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; film shows at 8 p.m.

 

WHERE: Cochran Gallery, 4 E Lafayette Square (downtown square of LaGrange, Ga.)

 

COST: Free to the public

 

For more information on the event, check the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/765078456849428/

 

 

 

About Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

CRK’s mission is to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon it. For more information, visit www.chattahoochee.org.

 

Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunts; Easter Sunrise Service; Meals Offer Something for Everyone

 

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PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (04/15/2014) – Enjoy Easter weekend with your family this year at Callaway Gardens® during the weekend of April 19-20, 2014.  As in years past, Callaway Gardens has family-friendly activities planned for the whole weekend.

 

 

 

Family Activities

 

All ages are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 19, from Noon to 5 p.m. on the lawn at Robin Lake Beach.  Guests of all ages should bring an Easter basket and set out to find thousands of candy eggs, along with some very special prize eggs.  The Easter Bunny will visit from Noon to 5 p.m. with whom boys and girls can have their Easter photo taken and enjoy the festivities including the egg hunts, a DJ, face painting, balloon artist, sidewalk chalk art and more fun.  Egg hunts are free with admission to Callaway Gardens.

 

 

 

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, April 20, at 7 a.m. on the ski pavilion on the west-side of Robin Lake Beach. Marc Pritchett of R.U.S.H. Ministries and Mountain View Baptist Church of Thomaston, Ga., will deliver the Easter Sunday message. The natural beauty of Callaway Gardens during the early morning hours serves as a magnificent backdrop to this service and beautiful music.  Admission is free prior to 8 a.m.  Guests should enter through the original Gardens gate on U. S. Hwy. 27.

 

 

 

Enjoy These Options for Easter Lunch

 

After the Sunrise Service, guests can enjoy one of Callaway Gardens’ popular Easter Buffets for dozens of delicious selections.  The Callaway Gardens culinary team will have something to please every palate with choices from salt roasted prime rib of Angus Beef and Cajun spiced mahi mahi to roasted chicken with spring onions and sherry as well as a variety of other delectable brunch items.  Guests may indulge themselves with desserts featuring peach crisp, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, New York Cheesecake and more.

 

 

 

The Easter Buffet in the Mountain Creek Inn Ballrooms will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $34.95* per adult.  A children’s buffet will be available for $17.95* for children 6 to 12 years of age.  For ballroom reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6832 or 706-663-6832. 

 

 

 

The Gardens Restaurant will offer an Easter Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Guests may choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a prix fixe Easter menu for $30* per adult and $12* for children age 6 to 12.  A special menu for children ages 5 and younger will be available.  For reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6734 or 706-663-6734.

 

 

 

Details on Easter weekend are available online at www.callawaygardens.com/Easter.

 

 

 

Callaway Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Callaway Gardens’ special event admission for Celebrate Spring! is $25/adult; $12.50/child (ages 6-12); and children 5 and under are admitted for free.  Tax is included.  Most activities occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.  A small fee may be charged for some activities.  An Annual Pass is a great way to enjoy Callaway Gardens’ many events and seasons.  For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com/annualpass.

 

 

 

Make your reservations for Callaway Gardens’ Celebrate Spring! weekends by calling 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visiting www.callawaygardens.com.  Overnight lodging, including in the new, completely renovated Mountain Creek Inn, is available for those interested in a quick getaway.

 

 

 

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

 

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*Taxes and gratuities are additional.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule
1 p.m.  Toddlers to 3-year-olds
2:p.m.  4- to 5-year-olds; 6- to 8-year-olds; 9- to 11-year-olds
3 p.m.  12- to -18-year-olds and Parents/Seniors

 

 About Callaway Gardens

For 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,000 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a zip line/obstacle course, butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

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