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Travel Alert—May 1-5 on West Point Road


Expect long delays May 1-5 on West Point Road in LaGrange!  Due to intersection improvement work, beginning 9 am on Friday, May 1, West Point Road will be restricted to one lane traffic between Pegasus Parkway and Teaver Road.  Access to Fling Road and South Fling Road will be restricted.  The lane closures and restrictions are expected to last up to 5 days.  Expect long delays during this time.  A complete temporary traffic control and detour plan will be implemented including signs, flaggers and pace vehicles.  As with all road construction, motorists are advised to use extra caution in work zones.  Slow down, stay alert, pay attention and obey all work zone/advisory signs.


You’re Invited—Callaway Gardens dedicates Ferryboat at 11 am


Callaway Gardens is offering free admission this morning until 11 am for those that would like to celebrate the rededication of the Mountain Creek Ferryboat.  The boat has been refurbished and will be ceremonial dedicated at 11 am at the boat dock adjacent to The Gardens Restaurant (enter the Gardens via original entrance on US 27).  Free ferryboat rides today!  Daily operation begins May 2 with roundtrip fare $8 and one-way $5; free for children 5 and younger.


The boat was purchased and refurbished by two Pine Mountain men, Warren Aldrich and Curtis Bray.  The 30’ long by 10’ wide boat has capacity for 20-25 people.  In addition to ferry rides around Mountain Creek Lake, the vessel will be available to rent for private functions.


You’re Invited—Ribbon Cuttings on Friday!


  1. Perry Boutique:  Join us at 2 pm on Friday at 131 Bull Street in downtown LaGrange to celebrate the grand opening of this fashionable retailer!


Red Door Antiques:  Find fabulous antiques at 33 South Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange.  We’ll celebrate the grand opening at 4:30 pm!


Small Business Awards—Applications Due!


Nominations are Open!:  Applications are due Friday, May 1 with awards presented at our May Early Bird Breakfast.  All award recipients must be members of the Chamber.  The application is attached.


The Mountain Creek Ferryboat has been refurbished and is being ceremonial dedicated.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Boat Dock adjacent to The Gardens Restaurant

Callaway Gardens (Use Gardens Original Entrance on U.S. Hwy. 27)



Free admission until 11 a.m. (time of ceremony).

Ferryboat rides will be free all day.



  • Daily operation will begin Saturday, May 2.  Round trip fare will be $8; One-way fare $5; free for children 5 and younger.
  • The boat was purchased and refurbished by two Pine Mountain men, Warren Aldrich and Curtis Bray – these are the same gentlemen who brought a miniature train ride back to Callaway Gardens’ Robin Lake Beach during the Summer of 2014.
  • The 30’ long by 10’ wide boat has capacity for approximately 20 to 25 people in beautiful two-tone, cushioned seating.  It is partially covered with a forest green buggy-type canopy.  During the day, there will be space for carrying guests’ bicycles.  For evening functions, there will be chairs, a table, and extra large cooler. The LED accent lighting inside the canopy and at the boat’s waterline will add to the beauty of the experience.
  • While the steering wheel is original, it is located close to the state-of-the art CD/MP3 player.  Four marine grade Boss stereo speakers complete the sound system.
  • The all-weather aluminum railing is top-trimmed with solid oak and accompanying handsome solid oak bow deck.  The non-skid flooring tops the four sturdy pontoons from the original boat.
  • The Super Quiet Mercury Fourstroke 60 horsepower engine moves the Ferryboat around the beautiful 175-acre Mountain Creek Lake, where it has previously entertained thousands of guests in the past.
  • The Ferryboat will be available to rent for Private Functions such as cocktail and birthday parties, proposals, etc.


Opening Thursday!

Show Dates and Times

April 30, May 1,  and 2 at 8:00 p.m.

May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

May 8 and 9* at 8:00 p.m.

May 15 and16 at 8:00 p.m.

May 17 at 2:30 p.m.

*There will be NO SHOW on Sunday, May 10!

Click here to reserve your ticket on-line!

Non-Equity Auditions

This Sunday and Monday

May 3rd and 4th


Directed by Andrew Miller

Musical Director- Dana Lamb

Choreographer-  Kristi Adderly

begins at 6:30 each night

Auditions begin at 7:00

Performance Dates July 23 – August 9


Auditions will take place at the theatre


Click here for character descriptions and audition requirements

No appointment necessary.

Southside Theatre Guild
20 W. Campbellton St.
Fairburn, Georgia 30213

Rocket Boys blasts off to rave reviews!
Starring Broadway’s Melissa Van der Schyff, Stephen Mitchell Brown and Legacy favorite, Jeremy Varner, Rocket Boys’ cast elevates this inspiring story and gorgeous music to new heights!
Don’t miss your chance to see this NEW Musical right here at Legacy before you have to travel to NYC. Rocket Boys is based on the New York Times #1 bestselling memoir of the same name, which inspired the hit film, October Sky.  It is the uplifting memoir of a misfit coal-miner’s son who engages some skeptical friends to join his dreams of rockets and space.
Rocket Boys
Playing until May 10th
Fri. & Sat. at 8pm
Sat. and Sun. at 3pm
Tickets: $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $15 for children 12 and under


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Tuesday April 28th  10:30am

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

Please join us for a special Story Time this week. Several of our regular Story Timers are going to start preschool this August, therefore, we will have a Story Time Graduation. We are so proud of our little readers and are so grateful to have been part of their literary development. Join us as we celebrate our 2015 graduating class.


Wednesday April 29th @ 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!


What’s Cooking

Friday May 1st at 4pm(Ages 5-12) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Children are invited to flex their culinary muscles as we create tasty dishes together. This month we will be showcasing breakfast. Please let me know, if your child has any food allergies. Class size is limited, so register your child today!!!


Saturday May 2nd @ 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!

Today, Patrick talks about upcoming spring and summer films with our favorite movie critic, Jonathan Hickman!



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


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,



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!

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