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Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare today announced they have reached agreement on a three-year contract that will keep all Piedmont Healthcare hospitals and physicians in UnitedHealthcare’s commercial network.

 

Plan participants enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual plans will have in-network access to the 1,400 physicians in the Piedmont Clinic and all six Piedmont hospitals – Piedmont Atlanta, Piedmont Fayette, Piedmont Mountainside, Piedmont Newnan, Piedmont Henry, and adding Piedmont Newton to this new relationship. The renewed agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2016, ensuring people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare plans do not experience any interruption in their in-network coverage for services received at Piedmont.

 

“Our priority is our patients and this process has been very tough on them. We are very happy to have found common ground and a way that Piedmont and UnitedHealthcare can work collaboratively to extend high-quality, patient-centered care in our communities,” said Kevin Brown, President and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “Our physicians value highly the relationships they have with their patients. The new agreement recognizes the hard work our physicians have put into making the care they provide both higher quality and more cost effective.”

 

While Piedmont physicians have participated in UnitedHealthcare’s transparency tool for three years, the agreement extends participation to include all Piedmont facilities. This renewed relationship also places more emphasis on value-based performance, ensuring the care patients receive is focused on improved outcomes and overall better health.

 

“We are grateful for the commitment Piedmont has made to value-based health care and look forward to working together to help people receive personalized and more connected care,” said Garland Scott, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Georgia. “We thank our plan participants and customers for their support throughout this process and are honored to continue supporting 1.3 million people across Georgia who depend on us for access to quality and cost-effective health care.”

 

Newnan-Coweta Chamber announces 2016 Political HobNob

set for September 15 at The Newnan Centre

 

 — The Newnan-Coweta Chamber will present its 2016 Political HobNob on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan.

 

Sponsored by Coweta-Fayette EMC, this election year extravaganza gives businesses, citizens and candidates the opportunity to mix and mingle in plenty of time before the November 8, 2016 election.

 

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a VIP Meet & Greet. Attendees will meet the candidates for U.S. Congressional District 3, Georgia State House District 71 and Georgia State District 132. Those attending will also be able to check out sponsor booths, candidate materials and voter info while rubbing elbows with community leaders, colleagues and friends.

 

At 6 p.m., the Pomp & Circumstance portion of the evening begins. Like any good old-fashioned political rally, HobNob will feature an invocation, Honor Guard, the singing of the National Anthem, and the introduction of current elected officials and special guests.

 

At 6:30 p.m., candidates attending the HobNob will participate in a moderated forum. Afterward, guests will have the unique opportunity to take part in a “straw vote” via mobile devices. Results will be revealed at the conclusion of the event.

 

While they mix and mingle, those attending will be able to enjoy such all-American fare as hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue.

 

Tickets to the Political HobNob are $15 for General Admission, and tickets include food, drinks, access to candidates and networking with attendees.

 

To register online, visit newnancowetachamber.org. For more information, contact The Chamber at info@newnancowetachamber.org or call 770.253.2270.

Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Early Bird Breakfast – Valor Awards

Join us for the Early Bird Breakfast on September 13, as we present the annual Valor Awards to recognize those who serve and protect our community every day. The guest speaker will be District Attorney Peter J. Skandalakis.

 

Please join representatives from the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra for coffee and networking in the McLellan Parlor prior to the breakfast. Breakfast will be provided by C’sons/Mare Sol.

 

To register online click here: http://business.lagrangechamber.com/events/details/early-bird-breakfast-september-2016-2616. You may also call 706-884-8671 or email letisha@lagrangechamber.com. To guarantee your seat and receive advance registration discount, please submit by September 8.

 

Events

PLEASE NOTE: All LaGrange Memorial Library and Hogansville Library events are available together at the end of this list.

 

Sunday, August 28, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Choral Society of West Georgia Season Kickoff

All singers, significant others and interested singers are invited to attend this Season Kickoff picnic. Food and drink will be provided by the Choral Society. Leave the kids at home and join the choral society colleagues for a fabulous afternoon.

2003 Foxcroft Drive, LaGrange, Contact Information: Bettie Biggs Artistic Director, Choral Society of West Georgia, 706-333-0627 www.cswg.weebly.com

 

September 1, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Can We Talk?

LaGrange Memorial Library is excited to present a program as part of an ongoing national discussion about the history of slavery in America. Leading us in this discussion will be renowned author Karen Branan who wrote The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., LaGrange. www.thrl.org

Friday, September 2, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange Opening Reception

VAAL: Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange, Featuring Austin Wieland September 2- September 30, 2016 Opening Reception: September 2, 7-9pm This show enables local amateur and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a museum setting. LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, Lauren Oliver 706-882-3267 or art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

September 2 – 30

VAAL: Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange, Featuring Austin Wieland

This show enables local amateur and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a museum setting. LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, Lauren Oliver 706-882-3267 or art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

September 2 – September 4

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

Soar into September at our 18th 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. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There’s something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration. www.callawaygardens.com

 

Thursday, September 8, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Golf FORE the Red Cross

Golf Tournament to benefit programs and services provided by the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia. Highland Country Club, Contact Information: Connie Hensler, Connie.Hensler@redcross.org

 

Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM

Sunsets at Sweetland – Downtown LaGrange

Free music and movie at Sweetland Amphitheatre in Downtown LaGrange.

Bring a picnic dinner or carry out from your favorite downtown eatery. Enjoy live music from Jason Connelly and a showing of the movie Zootopia will begin at dusk. Chairs available on a first come, first served basis otherwise chairs and blankets welcome. Free / Public Welcome

 

Friday, September 9, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Monthly Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance for Adults of all Ages, The Active Life Wellness Center

Molly Jones, 706-883-1681 or mjones@troupsenior.org

$20.00 per couple

 

Saturday, September 10

Bark at the Park 5K Run/1.5 Mile Dog Walk

A 5k timed race & a 1.5 mile dog walk. You can even request an adoptable dog to walk with in the dog walk! 5K registration will begin at 7:00 AM. 5K Race to begin at 7:30 AM. Dog Walk registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Walk to begin at 9:00 AM.

Granger Park, 100 Hunnicutt PL, LaGrange

Early Registration: $30.00 (includes t-shirt) through 9/1, Late Registration: $35.00 (does not include t-shirt) 9/2-9/10, for details: http://barkattheparkrundogwalk.itsyourrace.com/

 

September 9-10

Kiwanis Club Annual Sporting Clays Tournament for Jack Tate Scholarship Fund

This is an annual Kiwanis Club event that raises money for scholarships awarded to students who are sophomores or higher in their college endeavors and are working while going to college. Liberty Hill Sporting Club – 235 Liberty Hill/Glenn Road, LaGrange. Contact Jerry Johnson at 706-350-1000. Fees/Admission: $400 for a team of 4 shooters.

 

Saturday, September 10, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

L.I.F.E. International Festival

The first L.I.F.E. International Festival hosting 22 countries represented in LaGrange. The festival will take place on Bull Street and is free and open to the public. For details, nolney1415@outlook.com.

 

Sunday, September 11, 7:00 PM

L.I.F.E. Free Concert

Free concert honoring September 11th including performances by local and international performers. Callaway Auditorium, for details, nolney1415@outlook.com.

 

Friday, September 16, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Workshop

LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce, 111 Bull Street, LaGrange

Riverwood Associates will help you take the first step toward becoming a certified Lean Six Sigma professional. Learn proven techniques and practical tools to reduce waste, increase profitability, improve quality, and enhance the customer experience. $400 registration fee includes courseware, breakfast / lunch and exam. Learn more here: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Flyer – LaGrange (Sept 16, 2016). For more details, contact Peter Sherman, 678.595.7942, peter@riverwoodassociates.com

 

Friday, September 16, 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

March of Dimes / Diverse Power Golf Tournament

Come join us at the 10th annual March of Dimes / Diverse Power Golf Tournament for what is to be one of the most fun and beneficial events of the fall on the fabulous rolling hills and greens of the The Fields Golf Club in LaGrange. Lunch provided by Longhorn Steakhouse will begin at 11:30 am and a shotgun start at 12:00 pm.

The Fields Golf Club, 257 S. Smith Road, LaGrange, Carla Starling, 706-845-0708, cstarling@marchofdimes.org, $400 per team

 

Saturday, September 17, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Vernon Woods Retirement Community

Edward Jones (National Presenting Sponsor) has committed $4.7 million over two years to support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association

Contact Information:

Natalie Phillips (706) 883-6138 natalie.phillips@edwardjones.com

David Evert (706) 882-8131 david.evert@edwardjones.com

Join Our Team http://act.alz.org/site/TR?sid=23133&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=8923&s_joinTeamID=333572

 

Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Biblical History Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

Biblical History Center (formerly Explorations in Antiquity Center)

Contact Information: Laura Jennings, laura.jennings@biblicalhistorycenter.com, www.biblicalhistorycenter.com

 

Saturday, September 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Drive Through Job Fair

Please join us for our first Drive Through Job Fair in the parking lot of Fountain Church at the intersection of Mallory Drive & LaFayette Parkway (Between Hog Heaven and Ashley Furniture). Be sure to update your resume so you can drop it off. Don’t have a resume? No worries, we have a short information sheet for you to complete to obtain your initial information and skill sets. AND you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your car. Contact Information: Express Employment Professionals, 706-884-9003, christy.hammons@expresspros.com, expresspros.com/lagrange

 

Monday, September 19, 10:00 AM

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Golf Tournament

Mountain View golf course at Callaway Gardens

Put your money where the miracles are. For registration contact the store manager at Love’s Travel Stop, 1621 Bass Cross Road, Hogansville, 706-637-4311

 

Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM

LaGrange Symphony Guild’s My Favorite Things

LaGrange Symphony Guild presents “My Favorite Things”. Doors open at 10:00 for vendor marketplace, silent auction and table viewing. Luncheon begins at 12:00. This is a fundraising event in support of the Youth programs of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. Del’Avant, Contact Information: Raylene Carter, Executive Director, LaGrange Symphony Orchestra 706-882-0662 www.lagrangesymphony.org

Tickets: $55.00

 

Saturday, September 24, 8:00 AM

Hogansville Hummingbird Tower Trail Run, 5K Run

Race day registration is at Hogansville Elementary School and will begin at 8:00am, race at 9:00am. Shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. A limited number of shirts will be available for race day registrants. For more information, http://www.hummingbirdfestival.com/hogansville-5k-run-walk-fundraiser.html or 706-957-4973

 

Saturday, September 24, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Troup County Board of REALTORS® Annual BBQ Benefit

Please join us for the Troup County Board of REALTORS® Annual BBQ Benefit. This year’s beneficiaries will be Circles of Troup County & Operation Building HOPE. Tickets are $8.00 each and can be purchased from a local REALTOR® or the Troup County Board of REALTORS®. Pickup will be September 24, 2016 from 11a until 2p at the Home Depot parking lot on Lafayette Parkway. BBQ furnished by Clay Bryant/Two Butts BBQ and plates will include: pulled pork, slaw, stew and bread. Contact Information: Mandy Brown @ the Troup County Board of REALTORS® 706/884-2600 www.tcbor.com

 

Saturday, September 24, 7:00 PM

NEEDTOBREATHE

NEEDTOBREATHE is a Grammy-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Becca Eiland 706-298-4523, www.sweetland.events

 

Sunday, September 25, 2:00 PM

Chattahoochee Riverkeepers presents Critter Tales

Storyteller Carol Cain will guide guests around the animal world and West Point Lake with her stories about nature and on. This is a fun outing for the whole family!  Recommended for school-age children and their grown-ups. For more details: https://chattahoochee.wufoo.com/forms/q162my9v03bkcuo/

 

Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 PM

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra presents AIR

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert of the 2016-2017 season. Includes music by Walton and Elgar and features the world premiere of “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra”, composed by LSO Music Director and Conductor Richard Prior. Renowned flutist Jonathan Keeble will perform with the LSO. This concert includes an after-concert reception. www.lagrangesymphony.org, Callaway Auditorium on the Campus of LaGrange College, Contact Information: Raylene M. Carter Executive Director, 706.882.0662 or info@lagrangesymphony.org

Tickets available at $10, $20 and $30. students over 12 are $5. Children 12 and under are free but must have a ticket.

 

Saturday, October 1, 8:00 AM

Junior Service League Attic Sale

The Junior Service League of LaGrange will host its annual Attic Sale on Saturday, October 1st at the Callaway Conference Center located at 220 Fort Drive. Doors will open Saturday morning for early admission at 8 am for $5, and regular admission begins at 8:30 am for $1. Contact Information: Lucy Wynne, 404-558-7267 or info@jsloflagrange.com.

 

Thursday, October 6, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

An evening bash with CEO Zsa Zsa Heard

Come join us for a time of festivities, prizes and engagement as we have conversation along with a spontaneous question and answer session with the CEO of the LaGrange Housing Authority Zsa Zsa Heard as she enlightens the community with the progress of our property development, residential sufficiency’s and educational enhancement–and a few surprises!!! Callaway Conference Center, Contact Information: Inetha Hatten 706-594-0043, $50.00 per person /$400.00 for a table of 8

 

Friday, October 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Chattahoochee Riverkeepers presents West Point Lake Heritage

Leaving from Highland Marina Resort, Sally Bethea, director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper from 1994-2014 will enlighten us about the role CRK has played in improving the water quality of communities downstream of Atlanta and especially West Point Lake. West Point native and history buff Stephen Johnson will share tales of Native Americans who once lived along the Chatthoochee River as well as how West Point residents fared floods before West Point Lake was formed. A few locals will take us back in time with stories from before West Point Lake was formed or when it was newly impounded.

For more information: https://chattahoochee.wufoo.com/forms/q8a4i5g1rabofu/

 

October 15-16

The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival – Midwest Georgia’s Favorite Fall Festival

“The City of Friendly People” invites you to the annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival in historic downtown Hogansville. Our Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, antiques, music, local artists, open storefronts, rides, and activities for the whole family. Two days of old-fashioned family fun! Includes free parking, shuttles, handicap access, ample security, and kids play area. Vendors and sponsors are welcome! For more information, http://www.hummingbirdfestival.com/.

 

October 20 – 23, October 27 – 29

Lafayette Theatre Company’s: And Then There Were None

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. LSPA-706 882-9909 WWW.LSPARTS.ORG, Adults- $17.00 Students- $12.00

 

October 20 – October 22

6th Annual Merry Market

Merry Market Shopping Extravaganza features over 40 vendors from throughout the Southeast selling unique and specialty items just in time for the holidays. This exciting 3 day event kicks off on Thursday evening with a Preview Party from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Your ticket includes first chance to shop, food, beverage, entertainment, silent auction AND allows entrance for shopping the entire time the market is open. $30 All day shopping Friday, October 21, 9 a.m-6 p.m. and Saturday, October 22, 9.a.m. – 5 p.m. One day admission ticket $5. Proceeds benefit Grant programs for School Readiness.

Callaway Conference Center 220 Fort Drive LaGrange, On the Campus of West Ga. Technical College

Contact Information: United Way of West Ga. PO Box 532 LaGrange, Ga 30241 706-884-8292 merrymarketlagrange.com

 

Friday, October 21, 7:00 PM

Sunsets at Sweetland

Panther Palooza, LaGrange College Homecoming Presented by LaGrange College, Sunsets at Sweetland features culturally diverse programming- like concerts, movies and gatherings- that are free or affordably priced. All of these events are Picnic Approved, so bring your cooler and socialize with friends and neighbors. Visit www.sweetland.events for more event specifics including start times and other important details. www.sweetland.events Contact Information: Barbie Watts 706-298-4534

 

October 21 – October 23

LaGrange College Homecoming

A wonderful weekend of Homecoming festivities: Class of 1966 50th Reunion Dinner, Panther Palooza VI, Concert, Reunion Row Tailgate, Homecoming Parade, LaGrange Panther Football, and a Theater Production “To be Announced Fall 2016”

LaGrange College Campus

alumni@lagrange.edu, 706-880-8244, www.lagrange.edu

 

October 22 – 23

Fly Fishing at Callaway Gardens

Learn the graceful art of fly fishing from our Professional Cast­ing Instructors which have years of experience. Our weekend fly-fishing schools are lim­ited to 10 participants to ensure an effective instructor-student ratio and consists of classroom instruction, casting practice and lake fishing. www.callawaygardens.com/events/sports-and-recreation/fly-fishing-schools.

 

October 26 – 27, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

TEEN MAZE 2016

Volunteers are needed for TEEN MAZE 2016! TEEN MAZE encourages students to think before engaging in risky behaviors. Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Drive LaGrange, GA 30241

Contact Information:TiShari McFarland, MPH Troup County Health Department, tishari.mcfarland@dph.ga.gov, 706-298-3650, troupcohealth.org/teen-maze-2016-volunteers/

 

Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Phantoms of the Organ

A free and fun seasonal musical celebration featuring area organists in a “Spooktacular” concert. 1st Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad Street LaGrange, Contact Information:

2016 Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival

Saturday, October 8th @ 3-8pm

$35 – Advance Tickets*
$40 – Day Of *
$15 – Music Only Tickets
*Includes Unlimited Samples & Souvenir Glass 

Music by: 

Little Tybee, Pine Hill Haints, Jontavious Willis and Grant Garland Trio

Includes:

Souvenir Sampling Glass, Unlimited Sampling of Craft Beers, Games, Live Entertainment, Food Vendors and more.

The inaugural Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival is an outdoor festival featuring breweries from across the Southeast. The festival will include live music, local food vendors, local business vendors, non-profit educational booths, games and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

* For every ticket purchased, $2 will be donated to the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s Floating Classroom Program. Sweetland Amphitheatre will match the total ticket donation amount for CRK.

Sponsorship Opportunity:

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It’s time to reserve your space to set up shop in
Winter Wonderland!!!
Thursday, November 3 from 3 – 7pm
The biggest, most influential business exposition in Coweta County, helping to promote Coweta’s business community for 22 years!
Sign up by September 29 to save $50!
For questions:  email info@newnancowetchamber.org or
call The Chamber at 770.253.2270.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL CHASE CREWS

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (08/22/2016) – Become a part of Callaway Gardens’ 18th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, Sept. 2-4, 2016, by joining a chase crew.  Chase crews follow balloons in flight and recover them once they’ve landed.  It’s a terrific way to get involved with your community and experience ballooning first hand.

 

Crews assist pilots with inflating, launching, “chasing” and packing the balloons.  A good pair of gloves and a little time are all that are needed.  In return, crew members learn about ballooning and have access to the balloon festival and all the great activities and attractions at Callaway Gardens.

 

There is a Balloon Glow on Friday and Sunday with set-up beginning around 7 p.m. The launches are Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4, between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and again between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Between these hours, some pilots will offer tethered rides, when the winds are calmest, and will need assistance. Crew volunteers should be available at these times.

 

Balloons fly wherever the wind blows and usually travel five to seven miles before landing.  Chase crews maintain radio contact with a balloon pilot. Once the balloon has landed, the crew assists with retrieving a balloon and its passengers and escorting them back to Callaway Gardens.

 

Approximately 150 volunteer chase crew members are needed.  Crew members must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license and be able to volunteer at the Balloon Glow on Friday night and for both flights on Saturday and Sunday.  Each balloon needs a four- or five-member crew.

If you are interested in becoming a chase crew member and can be there for all three days, or if you have questions about the event, please contact Andy Brown, Callaway Gardens’ recreation director, at abrown@callawaygardens.com.

 

The Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival will be an exciting time and becoming a chase crew member is a great way help make this event safe for members of our community and successful for the thousands of visitors who will be in town to enjoy Labor Day weekend.

 

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, GA, 60 minutes south of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, GA.  For general information about Callaway Gardens or the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, visit www.callwaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.

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Ian Gindes
Gifted American Pianist

Sunday, August 28 at 3 pm
$5 adults, students & seniors

Ian Gindes has captivated audiences and attracted the attention of well-known classical musicians worldwide with his dramatic and athletic performances. He has just released a new album, American Visions, which is a celebration of American composers from the 20th century until today. Fanfare magazine described him as “…a technical tour de force,” stating, “[He] performs American music with a sensitivity we usually associate with renditions of the European Romantic masters.” Dr. Gindes also serves as a commissioned officer in the United States Army National Guard. In his highly publicized performances to honor and raise funds for families of soldiers and victims of terrorism and war, the American spirit has clearly extended into his repertoire.


Seth Harden, Jesse Reece and Chiquitta Avery

Saturday, August 27th @ 7:30PM (GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM)

This special benefit concert features Seth Harden with his Hollywood-style performance as a “clean rapper.” This once in a lifetime show has a message that speaks to the heart. “Once you have been in a situation that has brought you to a broken moment in your life, you can no longer be broken to that situation because you have been there and done that,” says Seth.

Seth Harden has sold over eight hundred thousand Licensed Downloads on the internet, has been nominated for an AMG music award and is currently filming a documentary about his career that will be released in theaters.

All proceeds go to the non-profit Seth Harden Inc,. which hosts many programs such as the “Feed the People” events where hundreds of children in at-risk urban communities are provided food and counseled about bullying, suicide and violence.

It’s time to make an epic change in the world and you are invited to take part in this change!

*This is not a picnic approved event. No outside food or beverage is allowed, however concessions will be available!

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Community Update 

Relief Supplies for Louisiana
Nissan of Newnan is spearheading an effort to “to fill our commercial demo van full of relief supplies for our neighbors in Louisiana.” These supplies need to be delivered quickly.” They are asking Chamber members and the community to bring in donations (water, food, diapers, pet food, or anything that you can think of that’s essential). Also, they are asking everyone to share this “call to action” through social media. The van will leave on Sunday afternoon. Contact lcrider@nissanofnewnan.com or call 770.254.3800  for more information.

Below are just SOME of the many things going on this month.  If you have an event or fundraiser you would like to include in next month’s
Chamber Connection/Community News, please email the information to
valerie@newnancowetachamber.org at least one week before the end of the month.
Be sure to listen each weekday to our news sponsor 92.5 The Bear to hear these and other Chamber Connection Community News on
The Bear’s Community Bulletin Board.

Around the Community in August…  

Community Health Fair

August 20, 9am; Cambridge House of Newnan, 2687 Highway 154, Newnan

Providers representing a variety of health care services for adults and children.  Fun, games, food and raffle prizes.
For more information:  Andrea Brown, andreacambridge@gmail.com or 678.423.8700

Coweta Veterans Club Open House

August 20, 10am; Coweta Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Drive, Newnan

All veterans are invited to come by and see what opportunities and services are available to veterans, their families, and the community.
For more information:  Bob Ward, 678.860.2620, rmward48@outlook.com

Around the World Wine Tasting

August 20, 5:30pm; Historic Depot, 60 E. Broad Street, Newnan

Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta – Newnan Club, an evening of elegance and fun.  Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to taste a wide selection of fine wines and beer, sample gourmet hors d’ouevres, dance to live jazz, and bid on art crafted by youth artists from the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club.
For more information:  click here

“Celebrating Caroline Miller”

August 20, 7pm; The Blue Moon Cafe (Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance), 7 Main Street, Moreland

A special evening honoring the first Pulitzer Prize winner in Georgia.  Features music and drama presented by the Caroline Miller Museum.  This program is free to the public, light refreshment available for purchase.
For more information: info@morelandadventure.com or click here

“Golf Fore Kids” Classic
August 29, 9:30; Eagles Landing Country Club, 100 Eagle’s Landing Way, Stockbridge
Annual fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Village at Christian City where victims of child abuse live safely in family-focused homes with loving house parents.  Become a sponsor, enter a foursome or just come out in support.
For more information: christiancity.org or contact Ashley Bonner, 678.466.1093, ashleyb@christian-city.org

Continuing Education Classes through University of West Georgia
Photography, Dance, Sewing, Computer, Enjoying Wine, Sign Language, and much more.
For more information:  click here

 

Coweta Event Calendar for August

 Explore other Coweta County events and programs through the Coweta County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Welcome Center) www.explorecoweta.com

Events

PLEASE NOTE: All LaGrange Memorial Library and Hogansville Library events are available together at the end of this list.

 

Thursday, August 18, 6:00 PM

Troup County Republican Party meeting

Summer is winding down and it’s time to get back to business! Please join us at Hollis Hand Elementary School as John Padgett, Chairman of the Georgia GOP provides an update on the National Convention and outlines a game plan to rally the troops for a victory in November!

 

Now – August 19

Troup County Parks & Recreation Fall Sports Registration

Registration for fall sports begins at Troup County Parks and Recreation. Football, Cheerleading, Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Golf and Tennis are available this season!

Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30241

706-883-1670, www.trouprec.org

 

Saturday, August 20, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Ten Blocks Away Drumming and Dance

Ten Blocks Away, in a special event with Jeen Rooks and Carol Sullivan, bring us an evening of African Drumming and Dance. This evening will be broken into two sections. Dance Session from 6-7:30pm / Ten Blocks Away concert from 8-10pm. Doors 5:30 preregistration Dance Session is from 6PM-7:30PM Ten Blocks Away Begins at 8PM

Contact Information: 706.443.4838 Space is limited – Please RSVP

$30.00 Dance Session and Concert $25.00 Dance Session alone $10.00 Ten Blocks Away Concert, www.purelifelagrange.com

 

Saturday, August 20, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Bow Wow Meow Luau

Join us for the 15th annual Fur Ball Fundraiser for your local LaGrange Troup County Humane Society. This year’s theme is BOW WOW MEOW LUAU! Wear your best Hawaiian attire! This fun, casual event to benefit animals in need, starts with a sneak peek of Silent Auction items, and Pawtini Hour at 6pm (2 drink tickets for beer, wine or signature Hawaiian drinks) The Hawaiian Luau Buffet Opens and Auction bidding begins at 7pm with Live music by: Lisa and The E-Lusion !

Highland Country Club, 1001 Country Club Drive, LaGrange

For more info call: 706-298-3608 or www.lagrangehumane.org/events, Advance tickets $45.00 (Must be purchased before Aug 10th) At the Door $55.00

 

Sunday, August 28, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Choral Society of West Georgia Season Kickoff

All singers, significant others and interested singers are invited to attend this Season Kickoff picnic. Food and drink will be provided by the Choral Society. Leave the kids at home and join the choral society colleagues for a fabulous afternoon.

2003 Foxcroft Drive, LaGrange, Contact Information: Bettie Biggs Artistic Director, Choral Society of West Georgia, 706-333-0627 www.cswg.weebly.com

 

September 1, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Can We Talk?

LaGrange Memorial Library is excited to present a program as part of an ongoing national discussion about the history of slavery in America. Leading us in this discussion will be renowned author Karen Branan who wrote The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., LaGrange. www.thrl.org

Friday, September 2, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange Opening Reception

VAAL: Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange, Featuring Austin Wieland September 2- September 30, 2016 Opening Reception: September 2, 7-9pm This show enables local amateur and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a museum setting. LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, Lauren Oliver 706-882-3267 or art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

September 2 – 30

VAAL: Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange, Featuring Austin Wieland

This show enables local amateur and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a museum setting. LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, Lauren Oliver 706-882-3267 or art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

September 2 – September 4

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

Soar into September at our 18th 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. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There’s something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration. www.callawaygardens.com

 

Thursday, September 8, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Golf FORE the Red Cross

Golf Tournament to benefit programs and services provided by the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia. Highland Country Club, Contact Information: Connie Hensler, Connie.Hensler@redcross.org

 

Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM

Sunsets at Sweetland – Downtown LaGrange

Free music and movie at Sweetland Amphitheatre in Downtown LaGrange.

Bring a picnic dinner or carry out from your favorite downtown eatery. Enjoy live music from the Alcotts and a showing of the movie Finding Dory will begin at dusk. Chairs available on a first come, first served basis otherwise chairs and blankets welcome. Free / Public Welcome

 

Saturday, September 10

Bark at the Park 5K Run/1.5 Mile Dog Walk

A 5k timed race & a 1.5 mile dog walk. You can even request an adoptable dog to walk with in the dog walk! 5K registration will begin at 7:00 AM. 5K Race to begin at 7:30 AM.

Dog Walk registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Walk to begin at 9:00 AM.

Granger Park, 100 Hunnicutt PL, LaGrange

Early Registration: $30.00 (includes t-shirt) through 9/1, Late Registration: $35.00 (does not include t-shirt) 9/2-9/10, for details: http://barkattheparkrundogwalk.itsyourrace.com/

 

September 9-10

Kiwanis Club Annual Sporting Clays Tournament for Jack Tate Scholarship Fund

This is an annual Kiwanis Club event that raises money for scholarships awarded to students who are sophomores or higher in their college endeavors and are working while going to college. Liberty Hill Sporting Club – 235 Liberty Hill/Glenn Road, LaGrange. Contact Jerry Johnson at 706-350-1000. Fees/Admission: $400 for a team of 4 shooters.

 

Saturday, September 10, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

L.I.F.E. International Festival

The first L.I.F.E. International Festival hosting 22 countries represented in LaGrange. The festival will take place on Broad Street and is free and open to the public. For details, nolney1415@outlook.com.

 

Sunday, September 11, 7:00 PM

L.I.F.E. Free Concert

Free concert honoring September 11th including performances by local and international performers. Callaway Auditorium, for details, nolney1415@outlook.com.

 

Friday, September 16, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Workshop

LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce, 111 Bull Street, LaGrange

Riverwood Associates will help you take the first step toward becoming a certified Lean Six Sigma professional. Learn proven techniques and practical tools to reduce waste, increase profitability, improve quality, and enhance the customer experience. $400 registration fee includes courseware, breakfast / lunch and exam. Learn more here: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Flyer – LaGrange (Sept 16, 2016). For more details, contact Peter Sherman, 678.595.7942, peter@riverwoodassociates.com

 

Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Biblical History Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

Biblical History Center (formerly Explorations in Antiquity Center)

Contact Information: Laura Jennings, laura.jennings@biblicalhistorycenter.com, www.biblicalhistorycenter.com

 

Monday, September 19, 10:00 AM

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Golf Tournament

Mountain View golf course at Callaway Gardens

Put your money where the miracles are. For registration contact the store manager at Love’s Travel Stop, 1621 Bass Cross Road, Hogansville, 706-637-4311

 

Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM

LaGrange Symphony Guild’s My Favorite Things

LaGrange Symphony Guild presents “My Favorite Things”. Doors open at 10:00 for vendor marketplace, silent auction and table viewing. Luncheon begins at 12:00. This is a fundraising event in support of the Youth programs of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. Del’Avant, Contact Information: Raylene Carter, Executive Director, LaGrange Symphony Orchestra 706-882-0662 www.lagrangesymphony.org

Tickets: $55.00

 

Saturday, September 24, 8:00 AM

Hogansville Hummingbird Tower Trail Run, 5K Run

Race day registration is at Hogansville Elementary School and will begin at 8:00am, race at 9:00am. Shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. A limited number of shirts will be available for race day registrants. For more information, http://www.hummingbirdfestival.com/hogansville-5k-run-walk-fundraiser.html or 706-957-4973

 

Saturday, September 24, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Troup County Board of REALTORS® Annual BBQ Benefit

Please join us for the Troup County Board of REALTORS® Annual BBQ Benefit. This year’s beneficiaries will be Circles of Troup County & Operation Building HOPE. Tickets are $8.00 each and can be purchased from a local REALTOR® or the Troup County Board of REALTORS®. Pickup will be September 24, 2016 from 11a until 2p at the Home Depot parking lot on Lafayette Parkway. BBQ furnished by Clay Bryant/Two Butts BBQ and plates will include: pulled pork, slaw, stew and bread. Contact Information: Mandy Brown @ the Troup County Board of REALTORS® 706/884-2600 www.tcbor.com

 

Saturday, September 24, 7:00 PM

NEEDTOBREATHE

NEEDTOBREATHE is a Grammy-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Becca Eiland 706-298-4523, www.sweetland.events

 

Sunday, September 25, 2:00 PM

Critter Tales

Storyteller Carol Cain will guide guests around the animal world and West Point Lake with her stories about nature and on. This is a fun outing for the whole family!  Recommended for school-age children and their grown-ups. For more details: https://chattahoochee.wufoo.com/forms/q162my9v03bkcuo/

 

Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 PM

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra presents AIR

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert of the 2016-2017 season. Includes music by Walton and Elgar and features the world premiere of “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra”, composed by LSO Music Director and Conductor Richard Prior. Renowned flutist Jonathan Keeble will perform with the LSO. This concert includes an after-concert reception. www.lagrangesymphony.org, Callaway Auditorium on the Campus of LaGrange College, Contact Information: Raylene M. Carter, Executive Director, 706.882.0662 or info@lagrangesymphony.org

Tickets available at $10, $20 and $30. students over 12 are $5. Children 12 and under are free but must have a ticket.

 

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