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National Players’ Tour 63 captivates The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on February 16th at 7pm with its new production of John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men.

From the author of The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men marks another Na­tional Players classic tale.  In this tragic and endearing story, we follow the mis­matched friendship of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers in Depression-Era California.  Small George has big dreams and tiny frame, while the large but simple Lennie seeks the comfort of everyday little pleasures.  Just as George’s dreams seem within reach, his compassion is tested through Lennie’s mistakes.  What makes true men and what makes true friends?

Founded in 1949, National Players is America’s longest running touring company.  Comprised of young professional actors, each year the company travels through­out the country performing two plays in repertory – one Shakespearean play and one dramatic classic.  National Players has performed in the East Wing of the White House; in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East for American military; and throughout 40 states.  Committed to the development of young theatrical talent and audiences, National Players’ tours celebrate the experience of theatergoing by presenting the world’s greatest dramatic literature.

Take part in the excitement of Super Bowl Sunday at Callaway Gardens’ Vineyard Green Restaurant & Spirits within the Mountain Creek Inn on February 5, 2012.

“Everyone will have great views of the game from a variety of televisions, including a ‘super-size’ screen, and door prizes will be awarded,” said David Weiss, director of restaurants for Callaway Gardens. “We’ll have great food specials including $2 draft beer, 25¢ wings, $5 chili and $10 for a half-rack of ribs or $20 for a full-rack of ribs.”

The party starts at 4 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. kickoff.  There is no cover charge.  Reservations are not accepted.  Don’t rush home after the game because you can stay overnight for only $99 in the Mountain Creek® Inn (taxes not included, rate valid 2/5/12 only).

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


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COLUMBUS, GA, January 6, 2012—The Columbus
Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to present My Jazzy
Valentine on February 14, 2012, at 7:30PM in Bill Heard
Theatre. It’s an all out Valentine’s concert with Joe
Gransden and his Trio. Come hear for yourself why
trumpeter/vocalist Joe Gransden has been compared to Chet
Baker, Frank Sinatra and Chris Botti. Enjoy My Funny
Valentine, I Wish You Love, A Portrait of Jenny and many
more! Tickets are $28 to $36 Adults; $26 to $31 for Seniors
(over 60); $22 and $26 for Students, Enlisted Military and
Music/Teacher Educators; $10 Student Rush ticket (1 hour
prior to the performance, must show school i.d.); and $5
Child (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the
RiverCenter Box Office, 900 Broadway, Monday through
Friday, 10A to 5:30P or Tickets.com, 888.332.5200. My
Jazzy Valentine is sponsored by CB&T, W.C. Bradley
Company, Litho-Krome, Sunny 100, and Marriott
Columbus. This program is made possible by a grant from
the City of Columbus through the Columbus Cultural Arts
Alliance and the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.
My Jazzy Valentine is supported in part by the Georgia
Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia
General Assembly. The Council is a partner of the National
Endowment for the Arts. For more information call the CSO
office at 706.323.5059 or visit us online at www.csoga.org.

Today’s show has Mike the Chef.


                                                                                                          Victoria Belle Mansion Offers

an evening of Romance

at the elegant

Victoria Belle Mansion

602 East Main Street

Hogansville, Georgia 30230

Valentines Gift for the One You Love

Enjoy a romantic dinner for 2 or for the Ultimate

Valentines experience, get married or renew your Wedding Vows – all in the same evening.

Dinner for Two: $75.00*

Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremony: $325.00**

 *Beer & Wine not included but will be available for purchase

 **Minister fee included in the price of the ceremony

 Dinner & Ceremony prices good for 02-14-12 only

Dinner seatings begin 5:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.

Ceremonies begin 4:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.*

 *Ceremonies performed every 30 minutes

 Dinner seating & ceremony times are limited  call or e-mail

to reserve your special evening at the Mansion



The LaGrange Civic Chorale invites you to bring your sweetheart to a magical evening of dinner, dancing and music on Valentine’s evening,  Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Chef Jeff Vincent of Highland Country Club has created a perfect dinner buffet highlighted with wines selected for this special occasion available by the glass or bottle.

The LaGrange Civic Chorale will sing many of your favorites with a host of songs by Cole Porter including:

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” ,”You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”,”Let’s Fall In Love”

“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”,”You’re The Top” And Many More.

The Fidelity Quartet will provide music for dancing before and during dinner.  Individually these four musicians, with years of professional experience, have appeared on the Johnny Carson show, recorded at CBS records and played on international stages.   You will not be disappointed !

Valentine’s Evening February 14 Dinner – 6:00 pm -Highland Country Club La Grange ,  Dinner, Dancing and A Concert of Love Songs -$45 per person

Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling-Ms. Marcelene New at:  706-882-6938 or email:  choralsociety@charter.ne



  1. Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Parsnips
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce

   The Water Coolers     – January 6, 2012 at 7pm

 People like to talk about themselves. They also love to hear stories about experi­ences familiar to them. The famous theme song from Cheers said it best, “Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name.” The Water Cool­ers take that concept, add hilarious comedy, original music and parodies of famil­iar songs, and use NYC comics and singers to celebrate the crazy, funny, mad­dening and yet somehow universally comforting insanity of every day life. The Water Coolers created the act originally for the meetings industry but, since our Off Broadway run in 2002, The Water Coolers has found an enthusiastic and devoted audience in the mainstream entertainment world.Constantly updating our material is an ongoing process, since people approach us with ideas for songs at every show we do. The interesting thing is, say a song idea is given to us at a meeting or corporate event for senior management in Seattle. We’ll develop it and, when we perform it months later for a convention of sales reps in Boston, someone will run up to us exclaiming, “Hey! That’s my life!” It seems that by musically and comically celebrating what everyone goes through, The Water Coolers are providing, for a few minutes anyway, that place where everybody knows your name.


Twilight at Monticello w/ Thomas Jefferson       Jan. 12, Show at 7pm/ Dinner at 5pmReturn in time to a Spring evening in 1821, and pass an unforgettable and thought-provoking hour in the company of our nation’s third president. Playwright and actor J.D. Sutton brings Thomas Jefferson to life, inviting you into the sanc­tum sanctorum of his private cabinet at Monticello for “an intimate encounter with the man who defined American independence.”

Set in the “twilight” of his life, Jefferson speaks of his greatest achievements-his writing of both the Declaration of Independence –and also of his greatest failure: his inability to bring an end to slavery.

Hear first-hand recollections of the people, event, and ideas which have shaped our country and its ideals, and be stirred by Jefferson’s vision of what America’s independence truly means, and of his enduring hope for the spread of self-government throughout the world.

Experience an unforgettable experience with one of history’s most unforgettable men.

 Tickets on sale 12/12/2011     

Dinner tickets only available at The Centre until January 10th– call 770-254-2787

Pianist Alex McDonald  Jnaury 22 at 3PM -FREE – Pianist Alex McDonald gave his orchestral debut at age 11, and has since then soloed with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico in Toluca, Mexico, the Utah Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Fort Worth Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, the Mississippi Symphony, and others. He has given solo recitals across the country and was a featured performer on From the Top Na­tional Public Radio, WQXR in New York City, and Music of the Metroplex on WRR, 101.1 in Dallas. Highlights of this season include recitals in New Orleans, Dallas, and New York City. The recipient of many awards, Mr. McDonald was the second prize winner at the 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition, 2nd prize at the Gina Bachauer International Young Artist Piano Competition, and Grand Prize at the Music Teachers National Association Yamaha Competition. In addition, his work has been recognized beyond the concert hall: he is also the recipient of the 2001 Bayard H. Friedman Award for performing several times for children of the Fort Worth Public Schools, presented by the Bass Hall Children’s Education Program, and also has been made a Harvey Fellow in 2008, supported by the Mustard Seed Foundation. Mr. McDonald is currently a doctoral student at the Juilliard School, studying under Yoheved Kaplinsky and Julian Martin. He also holds a Masters at Juilliard, and he did his Bachelors under Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance. He previously studied in Dallas for 13 years with Lois Nielson and also received coaching from Stephen Nielson, Pamela Paul and Sam Wong. He also teaches privately, coaches high school students of Mr. Martin and Marcy McDonald, and has served as piano/chamber music faculty of Cambridge Summer Strings (now Nosis Music Institute).


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