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Now – May 28

Recalling the End: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War (Legacy Museum on Main, LaGrange)

Using photographs of soldiers from West Georgia together with maps and letters written by soldiers to their families, this exhibit will explore the War Between the States and its effects on West Georgia. Admission is free. www.LegacyMuseumOnMain.org – (706) 884•1828

 

Now – Mid-June

Permanent Collection

LaGrange Art Museum – www.lagrangeartmuseum.org – (706) 882-3267

 

Now – June

Nature Angled Art Exhibit

Callaway Gardens

Guests can enjoy the works from eight artists who interpret nature through their art forms including glass, paint, photography and three-dimensional paper.

For additional information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.

 

Thursday – Sunday, April 23 – 26

The Misanthrope by Jean Baptiste Moliere

A comedy of manners satirizing hypocrisy and deceit among friends and lovers.

Price Theater – LaGrange College – Box Office (706) 880-8080

 

Friday, April 24 – 9:00 am

Free Adult Education Classes

West Georgia Technical College

West Point Technology Center

1122 O.G. Skinner Drive

Attend a mandatory class registration session and then be ready to prepare for the GED® Tests.

 

Friday, April 24 – 10:00 AM – noon

Great Annuals for the Garden

Matt Whiddon, Director of the Columbus Botanical Garden will present an illustrated talk and share his best ideas for garden annuals. As part of the workshop each participant will create an annual container garden to take home. $40 per person. Registration required.

Hills & Dales Estate – HillsandDales.org – (706) 882-3242

 

Saturday, April 25

West Point Fire Department Blazing Road Run

Come run/walk a Mile, 5K, 10.5 K or all three in West Point, GA to benefit the Georgia Firefighters’ Burn Foundation

10.5 K: 8:00 a.m. EDT – 5K 10:00 a.m. EDT – 1 Mile 11:00 a.m. EDT

Lt. Roderick Palmer, West Point Fire Department – 706-645-3508 – rpalmer@cityofwestpointga.com

 

Saturday, April 25 – 7:00 PM

The POPS Concert: “An Evening with Joe Gransden”

The LaGrange Symphony Guild presents “An Evening with Joe Gransden” featuring the songs of Frank Sinatra and Friends with Dancing Under the Stars at Hills & Dales Visitors Center. Heavy Hors D’oeuvres & Wine. Tickets are $100 per person and proceeds support the Youth outreach initiatives of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.

706-882-0662 – info@lagrangesymphony.org

 

Sunday, April 26 – 7:15 AM

LaGrange Triathlon

  1. Shaefer Heard Park

http://gamultisports.com/westpointlakeolympictriathlon/

Volunteers are needed for pre-race activities. If you’re interested, contact Dave Marler, 706-884-8671 or dave@lagrangechamber.com

 

Sunday, April 26 – 10:00 AM

“The Figure at the Door,”

LaGrange First United Methodist Church presents “The Figure at the Door,” an old-time radio show live at 10:00 AM in the Methodist Ministries Center.

www.lagrangefumc.org – 706-884-4635

 

Sunday, April 26 – 5:00 PM

Giving It Voice Music Program

First Presbyterian Church

Giving It Voice features original student compositions from the LaGrange College Music Program’s composition students. Hear new musical works performed and sung by professional musicians.

www.lagrange.edu – Ann Sellman 706-880-8351

 

Monday, Apr. 27 – 10:00 AM

3D Journeys Lecture

“Post-War Croatia’s Entrepreneurial Vigor: The Economic Rebirth After the Independence”

Dr. Mariangela Vecchiarini, Business

3D Journeys offers you free lectures to enrich and inspire. Focused on Croatia, each Monday morning session will feature a member of LaGrange College’s distinguished faculty.

LaGrange College – Dickson Assembly Room – (706) 880-8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu

 

Thursday – Saturday, Apr. 30 – May 2

Friday – Saturday, May 8, 9

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Comedy By Neil Simon

(Picnic Theater seating) (ADULT LANGUAGE)

Max Prince is the star of The Max Prince Show, a popular comedy-variety series that is a major hit on the East Coast, but network executive insists that it’s too sophisticated for the Midwest, and urges Prince to dumb down his act.

Black Box Theater

Lafayette Society for Performing Arts – lspaarts.org – (706) 882-9909

 

Friday, May 1

2nd Annual Art of Water opening night

Featuring musical performances by the blues & funk band Mudcat and African drumming by the Chattahoochee Rhythm Keepers in a festive and family-friendly block party on Main Street in Historic Downtown LaGrange. From May 1st to May 28th, the Art of Water will feature artwork from many up-and-coming artists at the Cochran Gallery and attendees will also be able to take part in a silent auction.

chattahoochee.org/art-of-water/ – 706.882.3701 – hjacobs@chattahoochee.org

 

Friday, May 1 – 6:30 PM

West Georgia Hospice benefit

A night of music and worship to benefit will be held at First Baptist Church on the Square in downtown LaGrange. Soloist Kevin Dunn will be the featured performer. A brief informative overview of West Georgia Hospice will also be presented. The event is free. An offering will be taken up after the performance with all proceeds will benefit West Georgia Hospice.  For more information call West Georgia Hospice at 706-845-3905.

 

Saturday, May 2 – 8:30 AM

March of Dimes March for Babies

Hollis Hand Elementary

Join volunteers from Troup County as we walk to support the March of Dimes and its mission to improve the health of all babies. This three mile walk is open to corporate teams, family teams, and individuals. For details, 706-845-0708 – marchforbabies.org

 

Wednesday, May 6 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Computer Basics: Mouse & Internet

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

 

Thursday, May 7 – 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday in May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation.

Explorations in Antiquity Center – Linda McGill, 706-884-4203

 

Friday May 8, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hydrangea Festival – Downtown LaGrange – Sip & Shop

Downtown LaGrange merchants welcome spring with this evening event. Enjoy street musicians and view works of art by notable local artists as you stroll from shop to shop. For a $25.00 charitable donation, you will receive a commemorative wine glass and may sample a variety of wines.

Downtown LaGrange Development Authority – Downtownlagrange.com – (706) 298-4534

 

Saturday, May 9 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Troup County Board of REALTORS Annual BBQ Fundraiser

The Troup County Board of REALTORS is hosting its annual BBQ Fundraiser on May 9, in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on New Franklin Road. This year’s beneficiary of the funds will be the Discovery Cottage at Lafayette Christian School.

706-884-2600 or troupcountybor@gmail.com

 

Saturday, May 9 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Celebrating the Heart of the Mother

Honoring All Mothers and also those with a mother’s heart whether you are a mother or not. Daughters come and celebrate with your mothers. Proceeds benefit the homeless mothers at The Emmaus Shelter. Tickets $35. To reserve your ticket, please call 706.883.7471 or email Jessica@emmausshelter.com http://emmausshelter.com

 

Saturday, May 9 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Pony Rides, Old Fashioned Games and a Magic Show

We will hold our eighth annual Picnic in the Garden. This event is an enjoyable family-friendly tradition and a great way to spend some quality time with your family. Admission to the garden is free for everyone who brings a picnic basket and blanket.

Hills & Dales Estate – HillsandDales.org – (706) 882-3242

 

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. – noon

Flower Arranging From the Garden

Spend the morning with David Brown, Horticulturist and Greenhouse Manager, as he guides you in fashioning an arrangement made with fresh foliage and flowers from the garden. All supplies will be provided.  Bring pruning shears and a favorite container if you have one.  $35 per person.  Registration required.

Hills & Dales Estate – HillsandDales.org – (706) 882-3242

 

Monday, May 18 – 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

2015 Skyhawk Club Golf Tournament

Join us for lunch and golf in support of Point University! Contests and door prizes will be given out as well!

Point University Golf Club, 2001 Country Club Road, Lanett,

richard.bumpers@point.eduhttp://www.point.edu/tourney15

 

Monday, May 18 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Microsoft Word Basics

Learn the basics of word processing including formatting and spell check. Bring your own laptop with Word installed. Registration is required as seating is limited. Register at the LaGrange Memorial Library or call 706-882-7784 x 20. www.thrl.org

 

Wednesday, May 20 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Email Account Set Up

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

 

Wednesday, May 27 – 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Every Hero Has a Story

Wednesday, May 27 is the first day for kids, teens and adults to sign up for the Summer Reading Program this year at the LaGrange Memorial Library. Families are welcome to come anytime that day, but starting at 2:00 p.m., we will have several fun activities going on. Vincent Allen, a graphic artist, will be at our library to work with the kids on comic-book-style drawings. We’ll have superheroes from the “Justice League” from Columbus there to interact with everyone. The Chick-Fil-A cow will visit, as well. Children will have a great time making balloon animals, origami, and having their faces painted.

 

May 30 – September 10

West Point Lake at 40 Years

Legacy Museum will collaborate with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to explore the history of the lake and its impact on life in the County.

Legacy Museum on Main – LegacyMuseumOnMain.org – (706) 884•1828

 

Saturday May 30, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Market on Main – Downtown LaGrange – Opening Day

Purchase the freshest produce from local growers. Jams, jellies, baked goods, plants and handmade items are also available each Saturday morning until October in the Carmike Cinema parking lot at the corner of East Depot & Main Streets.

Downtown LaGrange Development Authority – Downtownlagrange.com – (706) 298-4534

 

Saturday, May 30 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

West Georgia Technical College Friends and Family Day

Tour the campus to get to know us featuring community entertainment, college tours, hot dogs, sno-cones, giveaways, and karaoke.

One College Circle, LaGrange – Kay Humphries, 706-845-4323

 

Today’s segment, Patrick discusses the new line of 2015 Spring Fashion with our favorite fashionista, Ms. MaryLou Luther!

A Premier Book Signing and Reception

with Afternoon Art Exhibit

A Premier Book Signing & Reception
Featuring
Home is Where My Heart Is
by
Norma C. Haynes
with
Afternoon Art Exhibit
by
Martin Pate
Sunday, May 3 from 3-5 pm

More Information

1523 Lower Fayetteville Road • Newnan, Georgia 30265
770-254-2787 • Map/Directions

Monday – Thursday @ 3pm & 4pm

Homework Help (ages 5-17)

Library Staff will assist students in grades K – 12 to better understand their homework assignments and or projects. The students must do their own work.

Appointment times are 3pm & 4pm. A maximum of three students (GA milestone week) will be assisted per hour. Pre-registration is imperative to adequately provide each student with quality homework assistance. Students may pre-register for a maximum of two appointment sessions per week.

 

 

Tuesday April 21st @ 10:30am

Story Time: Learn and Play! (ages 2-5)

Share the fun of reading with your preschooler! Children and their parents or caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children along a lifelong path of reading and learning. These 60 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand their imagination and self-image and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

 

 

Wednesday April 22nd @ 11am

GED Prep Class (ages 18 & up)

Do you need help preparing for the GED exam? If so, the Grantville Branch offers a one hour class taught by Angela Pendley for adult preparing to take the GED exam. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this program. Please call the Grantville Branch and register today!

 

Saving thru Crafting @ the Library

Thursday April 23rd at 11am (Ages 18 & up) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Do you like beautiful items? Do you enjoy saving money? If you answered yes, then this program is for you. Call the Grantville Branch at (770) 683-0535 for registration.
Fairy/Miniature Gardening 101 WorkshopRelease your inner child and step into the fairy/miniature world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy/Miniature gardens are increasing in popularity and this Fairy/Miniature Gardening 101 workshop will provide you with all the information necessary to design, plant, and care for your very own miniature garden oasis. The library will provide potting soil, garden tools and three plants per participant. Each participant is asked to bring gardening gloves, a 10” or 12” container (flower pot) and miniature garden décor items (a maximum of 5) i.e. swings, fairies, animals, outdoor/patio furniture, hardscape etc. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required to participate.

 

What’s Cooking

Friday April 24th at 4pm(Ages 5-12) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Children are invited to flex their culinary muscles as we make no bake recipes, This month we will be cooking breakfast. Please let me know if your child has any food allergies. Class size is limited, so register your child today!!!

 

Saturday March 28th @ 12pm

GED Prep Class (ages 18 & up)

Do you need help preparing for the GED exam? If so, the Grantville Branch offers a one hour class taught by educator Shelly Smith for adult preparing to take the GED exam. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this program. Please call the Grantville Branch and register today!

 

A Year with Frog & Toad is Coming!
Saturday, April 25th at 11:00am
Perfect for Children of all Ages!
Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from page to stage in this new musical as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. A score that bubbles with melody and wit, it’s jazzy upbeat sound is a perfect match for the hopping, crawling and flying denizens that inhabit Frog and Toad’s world.
A Year with Frog and Toad is playing weekdays at 9:30 & 11:00am for school field trip groups, but EVERYONE can see it Saturday morning!
Tickets only $10!
 
Saturday, April 25th
11:00am
 
Click here to order tickets online
or call 404-895-1473

 

 

Piedmont Newnan Auxiliary Seeks Golf Cart Drivers

Newnan, Ga. — The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteer golf cart drivers to assist with the transport of visitors from the parking lot to the hospital or Piedmont Medical Plaza. Golf cart drivers work in four-hour shifts and receive the following benefits

  • Free meal ($6)
  • Employee discount for the Health and Fitness Club
  • Free flu vaccine
  • Spring and Fall volunteer banquets

“This is one of the most important positions that our Auxiliary volunteers serve for our hospital community,” said Mary Ann Folk, Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary president. “Some of our visitors need assistance getting from their cars to the hospital and we rely on our golf cart drivers to ease this burden for them.”

Other volunteer duties include assisting patients and families in main reception areas such as the main lobby, surgical waiting areas and Piedmont Medical Plaza, and providing comfort measures to Inpatient and Emergency Department patients and family. Volunteers also staff The Poplar Shop, a gift shop inside the hospital, as well as the Mammogram Dressing Suite at The Summit. Auxiliary volunteers are placed in the hospital based on each volunteer’s individual interest and the needs of the hospital.

For information about becoming a volunteer golf cart driver or serving in any other part of the Piedmont Newnan Auxiliary, call 770-400-2380 or email pnh.auxiliary@piedmont.org.

 

 

See Nature From Each Artists’ Perspective in Photography, Paint, Glass, and Handmade Paper

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (4/20/2015) – Meet the eight artists whose works are featured in the “Nature Angled” exhibition now open in the Exhibit Hall of the Callaway Gardens Discovery Center.  All eight artists will be making themselves available for questions, to discuss their techniques, or anything else guests would like to ask on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Each artist has focused on a different aspect of nature and interpreted his or her view using art or craft.  The mediums chosen by the artists include handmade paper, glass, paint, pen and ink drawings, and photography.

 

The eight Georgia artists featured in this exhibit include:

 

  • David Bell – Photographer whose work celebrates the natural architecture found in the western national parks
  • Reginald Erawok – Photographer whose pictures depict the lakes in Ghana West Africa
  • Barbara Johns – Photographer whose work details close ups of beautiful flowers
  • Richard Levy – Photographer whose work displays the reptiles ad insects
  • Hung Nyugen – Glass Artist (apprenticed under Hans Godo Frabel) whose glass sculptures depict flowers
  • Errol Tomlinson - Painter (acrylics, pen and ink) whose work show the flora and fauna in Jamaica
  • Karl Warden – Photographer whose work explores the shapes and forms of trees
  • Mona Waterhouse – Handmade paper artist whose work takes small seeds and seed pods and turns them into fanciful sculptures

The Bright Ring Foundation, a non-profit organization made up of many talented individuals who volunteer their time and energy to help artists and craftsmen, curated the exhibit.  The Foundation’s mission is to offer education and tools needed to enhance earning potential, identifying both traditional and non-traditional income sources for the artists and to educate the public about the value of arts and crafts in our culture.

 

A variety of artwork can be purchased through the Callaway Discovery Gift Shop.

 

The exhibit is available now through June from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission to Callaway Gardens is $20 per adult; $10 per child ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and younger are admitted for free.

What’s Happening This Spring: 

 

April 20      Golf Expo-on-the-Green Q & A, 3-4pm, RSVP

April 20      Golf Volunteer Q&A, 4 – 5pm, RSVP

April 21      Ribbon Cutting, Security Finance, 12-1pm, RSVP

April 23      B-A-H Something Special, 5:30-7pm, RSVP

April 24      Business Women’s Cosmo Connect, 5:30-7pm, RSVP

April 28      Ribbon Cutting, Pet Paradise, 12-1pm, RSVP

April 29      Power Networking Lunch, 11:30am-1pm, RSVP

May 5         Golf Bag Stuffing Party, 11:30am-1pm, RSVP

May 5         Golf Cinco de Mayo Party, 3-6pm, RSVP

May 6         52-Week Raffle/Golf Ball Drop: Tix ON SALE NOW!

May 6         30th Anniversary Golf Classic, 8am-4:30pm

May 6         B-A-H Piedmont Healthcare, 5-7pm, RSVP

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