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PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (10/05/2015) – Fall is the best time to add plants to your garden to ensure its beauty this Spring and Summer.  Guests visiting Callaway Gardens will have the opportunity to purchase an assortment of plants, including many shrubs and perennials. There also will be a limited assortment of garden mums.  The Fall Plant Sale will be within the gift shop of the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center and is scheduled to be open through Nov. 1, 2015, or while supplies last.Proceeds from the Center’s sales support the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, owner and operator of Callaway Gardens.


General admission to Callaway Gardens is $20 per adult (ages 13-64); $15 per senior (65+); $10 per child (ages 6-12); and free for children 5 and younger (admission prices include tax).  Annual Passholders, with their pass and valid ID can enter the Gardens with up to five guests in the same vehicle for free per day.  Members of Military and their spouse receive free admission and half-price for up to four guests.


Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.


“Barefoot in the Park”


October 8 – 25, 2015


Sundays – 2:30pm


Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds, in every sense of the word, move into a cramped 6th floor Manhattan walk-up after a passionate six-day honeymoon.  Impulsive and free spirited, Corie is the opposite of Paul, a straight as an arrow young lawyer, struggling to prove himself in his new career.  Eccentric neighbors, an Albanian dinner party, too much Greek uzu, and Corie’s antics playing matchmaker lead to trouble in paradise in this fast paced, witty comedy by acclaimed playwright Neil Simon.


“Barefoot in the Park” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

“Barefoot in the Park”
is intended for adult audiences and it may contain adult language and situations.




Special Chamber Events


Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 PM

Resource Troup Expo – Callaway Conference Center

Please be our guest from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM for business-to-business networking at this year’s 2015 Resource Troup Expo and see why we are WILD about business! Don’t miss this opportunity to make business contacts, enjoy refreshments, and register for great door prizes. Print the invitation at the bottom of this e-mail and bring for FREE ADMISSION to the Expo. Doors open to the public from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.




Saturday, October 3, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


This event is sponsored by the Troup County Board of REALTORS®. Join us for this FREE community-wide event in Lafayette Square in Downtown LaGrange. Visit with the area’s TOP REALTORS®, mortgage lenders, Insurance Agencies, Credit Repair Companies and more to find out how you can own your dream home!! You will receive information on loans, home ownership, and more! So, come on out and enjoy the day with us! Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Moonwalk, Face Painting & FOOD!


Monday, October 5, 4:00 PM

Ribbon Cutting – Legacy Museum on Main Exhibit: Freedom: A History of US

Freedom: A History of US traces the evolution of freedom from our nation’s earliest documents, a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, through Civil Rights movement in 1968.  Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main Street, LaGrange http://www.legacymuseumonmain.org/




Inspire your golf game.  Watch those committed to making the PGA Tour in 2016 challenge themselves at the PGA Tour’s 2015 Web.com Qualifying School.   Stage 1 is at Callaway Gardens on Oct. 4-10.


Golfers new to professional golf, or who didn’t perform well enough this year to qualify for 2016, can attend Qualifying School, or Q-School, as a second chance to qualify.  Participants must finish 72 holes of golf, walking the course with caddies, regardless of weather conditions. The public, following appropriate golf etiquette, may attend.


“We are really excited to have this tournament at Callaway Gardens for another Q-School,” said Wyatt Detmer, Callaway Gardens’ director of golf.  “Having hosted the PGA Tour’s Buick Challenge 12 times in the Fall, our courses naturally are in great condition during this time of year.  After this tournament, we hope everyone comes out to try it for themselves.”


A field of 78 golfers is the maximum that can compete.  They must get through Stage 1 to earn a spot enabling them to continue to compete for qualification.

Oct. 4-10, 2015 (see schedule of events below)


Mountain View Golf Course, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA

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




Oct. 4-5

8 a.m. Practice Round


Oct. 6-9 (10th if necessary due to rain)

8 a.m. Tee time at #1 and #10

Chamber News You Can Use!

Did You Know? Consumers are 82% more likely to buy 
from a Chamber member business.
October 27 Cancer Treatment Centers of America
President and CEO NuLink Early Bird Forum
Featured Speaker
Gerard van Grinsven joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Mr. van Grinsven, a native of Maastricht, Netherlands, has a distinguished career in both the healthcare and hospitality industries.  He served as part of the global leadership team of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he opened 20 luxury hotels in Asia, the Middle East, South America and the United States.  He played a pivotal role in the achievement of three prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards (one at the Henry Ford Health System and two at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company), which is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations in the business, healthcare, education and nonprofit sectors bestowed by the President of the United States.
October 29 National Chamber of the Year
Award Celebration
Join us as we celebrate an amazing moment in the history
of Your Chamber and Your Community
5:30 – 7:30pm 
McRitchie-Hollis Museum, Newnan
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Amazing Prize Drawings!
Everyone attending entered into drawing for trip to Montreal!
RSVP by Friday, October 23

Click here to register.

Presented by:
Beck Janitorial   Newnan Utilities 2013 Logo
The most wonderful time of the year…
November 5 Winter Wonderland Expo
It’s the biggest, most influential business exposition in Coweta County, helping to promote Coweta’s business community for 21 years!  Set up shop as an exhibitor!  Promote your brand!  Save $50 if you take advantage of the Early Bird Deadline through September 29.  Presented by Delta Community Credit Union.
Mark Your Calendar! 
Simply the Best – 68th Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Newnan Centre
Get this fabulous, very popular event on your calendar as soon as
possible.  The 68th annual festivities will honor the personalities who contributed to being named the 2015 National Chamber of the Year.  Be a part of history!

In today’s show, Patrick discusses the Humming Bird Festival in Hogansville Georgia and the Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay Georgia.








Hogansville Hummingbird Festival
  Kick-Off Dinner
 & Silent Auction
at the Beautiful
Vintage White Barn at the
Victoria Belle Mansion  
Thursday, October 15
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
602 E. Main Street
Dinner, Dancing & Silent Auction
$65.00 per person
Call 706-333-2520 for Reservations 





Lagrange Art Museum presents the new exhibition Mirror Mirror from October 9th through January 16, 2015.  Mirror Mirror is proudly sponsored by Renasant Bank.


In partnership with Hills & Dales, this exhibit will link the Art Museum as community participant along with the Legacy Museum, in the year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Callaway family home.


Featuring portraiture – mirroring – portraiture, this unique exhibit will take a unique (and at times, humorous and irreverent) look at portraiture across centuries and cultures and will include some of Troup County’s best known citizens as well as some of its unsung.


Inspiration for this show came from the Museum’s Executive Director, Karen Anne Briggs, who became fascinated with the portrayal of the human face and form, and the almost infinite ways in which a finite subject can be interpreted and viewed through an artist’s eye.  A quick scan of the subject revealed early on that since early man lived in the French Caves of Chauvet over 30,000 years ago, man has been intrigued with capturing much more than just their own likeness and have mirrored-through-portrait, a diverse array of God’s creatures around them…


Portrait artists include the famous as well as the infamous, and range from cartoonists to Lamar Dodd.  Among those artists whose work will represent portraiture are Adah Mendenhall Awtrey (d. 1952), Kate Flournoy Edwards (d.1980), Lelia Cheney Freeman, Gail Grice, Chris Hagebak, Len Jagoda, Ming Qin, Malcom Mayer Rae, Lanora Pierce Yates and Cora Waterhouse.



And, portraits will range in subject from the pet rooster, “Basil” and Mayor Jim Thornton’s dogs, to Mrs. Carolina Holt Hill (courtesy of the Benjamin Harvey Hill Home, Belleview) and Mr. Fuller Callaway, Sr.


The upper floor of the Museum will feature a retrospective of Genna and Signe Grushovenko’s contemporary twist on portraiture.


Former residents of LaGrange, Signe eventually became a founding partner of Artists in Residence cooperative gallery. It was at the grand opening of AIR that she met Genna and immediately told her mother that he was ‘the one’. Genna and Signe Grushovenko have been married for 16 years and collaborating artists for more than twelve.


Gennadiy Petrovich Grushovenko’s father was a musician in the Soviet military and the family traveled from place to place in the Soviet Union when Genna was young. When Genna was ten, he and his family settled permanently in Kiev, Ukraine. Following in his father’s footsteps, Genna entered the Soviet military at 16 where he played trombone for his four years of compulsory service. Upon his release from the military, Genna became a ceramicist, apprenticing himself to Kiev potter Tigran Movsisiyan and eventually becoming an originating member of the Gonchary ceramic cooperative, one of the first privately owned businesses in Kiev after the fall of the Soviet Union. Grushovenko came to the US in 1997 and became an AIR partner shortly after the facility opened in 1998.


After their fateful meeting at the AIR opening, from adjacent studios Genna and Signe quickly came together as artists, friends, husband and wife, and then collaborators.


Their collaboration began in earnest after Genna was featured in a solo show at the LaGrange Art Museum. Concerned about the backdrop of grey walls for his ceramics, he decided to make a number of large scale, abstract paintings to highlight his three dimensional work. After the show, the plan was for Signe to recycle those canvases for her paintings. Instead of gessoing over them, she painted directly atop his paintings, leaving large swaths of his technique showing in the final pieces. Excited by the fruits of this experiment, the couple began collaborating more or less full time.


One of the very first pieces from that experiment will be featured in the show. It is the 5′ square floral titled ‘Birthday Flowers’, owned by the artists’ friend and former AIR partner Melinda Clair.


Works in this exhibit clearly illuminate the transition between Signe’s early work and the current work of the Signe/Genna collaboration. Pre-collaboration pieces can be identified by the fact that only her name is included on the tag. Twelve years into the process, the work continues to evolve.


“Mirror Mirror  is the Museum’s final show in 2015, and will run through mid-January, 2016,” says Bobby Cammon, LaGrange Art Museum’s Board President.  “It is particularly appropriate for this year, as this is a community-sourced exhibition that celebrates connections, collecting, and sharing. As we celebrate the opening of the Museum’s new Center for Creative Learning here on our campus, we are proud of the fact that the collectors featured are our neighbors and friends, making this exhibition uniquely a Troup County experience. The high level of community participation is a hallmark of the LaGrange Art Museum.”


Located on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street, this mixed-use multi-art space features an Event Space, Artists’ Studios, Pottery Studio and Demo-Kitchen, and teaches a variety of creative classes and hosts a variety of events.


The human drive to portray, acknowledge and recognize is strong. These portraits are fascinating for a number of reasons – some are humorous, some are historic, some are works of art, some are astonishing, some display ingenuity and inventiveness – and all are of surpassing interest to their commissioners. Visitors to Mirror Mirror will not only see fabulous portraits, but gain insight into the subjects themselves.


The LaGrange Art Museum thanks the many, many lenders who have shared with us. “Many of the portraits have never been displayed publically, and will be seen outside their settings in private residences for the first time,” said Karen Anne Briggs.  “While the Museum may be full, I’m guessing there are any number of homes in the County that are looking a little empty. We are grateful that so many of our friends and supporters have stepped forward and are willing to share their family treasures with us and the community, particularly during the holiday season.”

Charity Classic Event
White Oak Saturday, October 10th
Canongate I Saturday, October 31st
During the Dates listed above White Oak and Canongate I will be hosting our Club Corp Charity Classic .
On these days individuals playing regular golf will be charged $25.00 fee
White Oak- Seminole Course
Canongate I-Roquemore Course
Or pay a $35.00 fee including a boxed lunch & a chance to win closest to the pin prizes!!
Canongate I- 9:00 a.m. shot gun on Lee
White Oak- 10:00 a.m.shot gun on Old Course
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the following charities:
Augies Quest
Augies Quest has funded successful ALS research projects that have accelerated the development of therapeutics for ALS.
Employee Partners Care Foundation
The EPCF has granted more than 1,700 request and awarded more than 1.9 million to Employee Partners in need of financial assistance in times of crisis.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta focuses on Family Support and treating to the whole child. With specialized equipment techniques they have tireless employees to take the best possible care for your child.
This charge will be the fees all day for everyone regardless of Member Classification and will also be the Guest fee for the day.
For more information Please contact the Pro-Shop
White Oak: 770-251-6700. ext. #2
Canongate I- 770-463-3949. ext #2


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