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Hapeville, Ga. – Collective 51, Atlanta’s all women’s improv troupe returns to The Academy Theatre in Hapeville July 10th! The show has new start time of 9 PM so you have time to get dinner and miss traffic! 
 
This time? We celebrate America! Will there be stars? Yes! Will there be Stripes? Yes! And there will be stickers! You can win them by being on stage or giving a great suggestions!
 
Since 2012, Collective 51 has provided a showcase for the funniest females in the improv scene to come together and make magic. With members Sarah Zurich Brown, Jamie Lynn Perniciaro, founder Mauree Culberson, and more, the ladies will show everyone can receive the award of laughter.
 
“We love men, but we really love performing with each other!”
 
What: Collective 51’s Late Light Laughs
Where: Hapeville Performing Arts Center. 599 N. Central Hapeville
When: July 10th, 9 PM
How Much: $10 online and $15 at the door.
Why: Because the Night Time is the Right Time to Laugh! 

CELEBRATE THE 2015 FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND AT CALLAWAY GARDENS’ STAR SPANGLED BEACH PARTY

 

Sun, Fun, Circus, Music, Fireworks and More

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (6/29/15) – Callaway Gardens is eagerly anticipating the Fourth of July!  Come join us for a great day filled with a ton of fun in the sun and a spectacular fireworks show.  Bring the entire family and enjoy a myriad of beach activities throughout the weekend.

 

Friday will feature a variety of events to entertain all ages.  Guests of all ages are sure to be thrilled by the acrobatics of the Florida State University Flying High Circus as they perform at 6 p.m. During the day, DJ Mikey J will entertain beachgoers from Noon to 5 p.m.; live music by the Barstool Prophets (a blues, soul, funk and rock and roll band) will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday will be packed with Independence Day celebrations and All American Fun. Robin Lake Beach will open at 7 a.m.; DJ Mikey J will entertain beachgoers from Noon to 5 p.m.; the Florida State University Flying High Circus will perform at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the circus tent; and dancing to the classic beach music of the Swinging’ Medallions, part of Callaway Gardens’ Independence Day tradition, will begin at 7 p.m. The anticipated patriotic fireworks finale will shoot off at approximately 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

 

The Star Spangled Beach Party does not stop there. Come back on Sunday for more beach fun and activities, and to hear country music from the Chris Collins Band, live on Robin Lake Beach at 7 p.m.

 

Robin Lake Beach offers guests a number of activities for a fee including Aqua Island, paddle boats, waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding and lessons, rock climbing wall, spider jump, the Xcelerator four-story inflatable water slide and a flying trapeze.  A limited number of beach umbrellas with chairs are available for rent as well as semi-private cabanas overlooking Robin Lake Beach.  And, not to be overlooked, are the traditional Robin Lake Beach games of miniature golf, table tennis, shuffleboard, giant chess and checkers, and a new disc golf course. Be sure to take part in another Callaway Gardens tradition by riding the Chickadee Choo Choo Train; rides are $5 per person.

 

Rest and relax this Fourth of July by staying overnight.  Guests can choose from lodging in the newly renovated Mountain Creek Inn, the relaxing Southern Pine Cottages or the secluded Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes.  The special July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party overnight package includes lodging, admission to the Gardens and Beach Party and breakfast in the Plant Room starting at $184* in the Mountain Creek Inn.

 

To visit for just Saturday, July 4th, Special Event admission is $30/adult; $25/senior 65+; $15/child age 6-12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free.  Tax is included.  Callaway Connection Members, Annual passholders and Military personnel, with valid active duty or retired identification, can enter this special event for half-price.  Veterans also are admitted for half-price.  Admission includes access to the Gardens attractions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Star Spangled Beach Party festivities at Robin Lake from 7 a.m. until the fireworks finale.

 

General admission applies Friday and Sunday $20/adult; $15/senior 65+; $10/child age 6-12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free.  Tax is included.  Callaway Connection Members, Annual passholders and Military personnel, with valid active duty or retired identification, can enter for free.  Veterans are admitted for half-price.  Admission includes access to the Gardens attractions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Robin Lake from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.

 

The Robin Lake Beach entrance is on U.S. Hwy. 27.

 

Summer Musical Theatre Camp Shows

Friday, July 17 at 5 pm
Run time: 45 minutes
Complimentary, open to the public

Performers are rising 4th-6th grade students who attended The Centre’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp. A limited number of booster seats are available. We recommend bringing a car booster to assist our smaller patrons.

Friday, July 24 at 5 pm
Run time: 45 minutes
Complimentary, open to the public

Performers are rising 4th-6th grade students who attended The Centre’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp. A limited number of booster seats are available. We recommend bringing a car booster to assist our smaller patrons.


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July 4th Fireworks 2015

The Troup County Parks & Recreation Commission would like to announce that the 35th Annual Fireworks Show sponsored by Kid’s Zone Dentistry will be held on July 4th at Pyne Road Park.  The gates open at 9:00 am.  There is a $10.00 fee per vehicle.  Come and enjoy a variety of food, refreshments and souvenirs.  There will be a children’s play area with rides and inflatables from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  Live entertainment will be provided by the local band “Mr. Terrific” beginning at 6:00 pm.  The fireworks show will begin at appropriate dark.

 

Fairburn Farmers Market
Downtown Fairburn (70 W. Broad St.) 
Every Friday to October 2nd
 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Live Music
Locally Grown Fruits & Vegetables
Artisan Baked Goods
Fresh Eggs
Hand Made Crafts
Farmers Market Bags
Fairburn Farmers Market is partnering with Cambridge Faire Apartment Complex – Fairburn to collect non-perishable foods for the Atlanta Community Food Band. To get your bag, bring one or more of the following items: peanut butter, mac & cheese, pastas, beans, rice, canned foods (fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, stews) dry cereal, or any boxed or canned items. No glass or beverage items. See you at the Fairburn Farmers Market! 

Events

 

Now – July 22

Bark for your Park – Final Vote

LaGrange is now a finalist in the contest to win $100,000 to build its first dog park! Please vote every day at www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark and on www.facebook/petsafebrand.

 

Now – July 16

Toddler Thursday at LaGrange Art Museum

Toddler Thursday, our early childhood museum program is designed just for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Each class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery activities, and an art activity. Fees: $12.00/per toddler for non-members, $10.00/members. For full list of Classes, Workshops, and Camps, or for registration email: art@lagrangeartmuseum.org www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

Now – August 29, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Market on Main – Downtown LaGrange

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

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

 

Now – August

The County Collects

The County Collects showcases Troup County residents’ passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object from stamps to wind-up toys, insects, antique toasters, vintage guitars, Victorian purses, Pez dispensers, cartoons, and a host of other artifacts and memorabilia.

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

 

Now – September 12, Every Friday

Callaway Gardens Summer Concert Series

Enjoy the sweet sounds of Summer at Callaway Gardens with live music from a variety of bands, on Robin Lake Beach. Stop by the Robin Lake Beach Pavilion & Beach Bar for great food and drinks all night long. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show.

www.callawaygardens.com/events/entertainment/Summer-Music-Series

 

Now – July 31

Paintings by Vee Brown

Cochran Gallery – 4 East Lafayette Square

 

June 15 – 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

 

Friday June 26, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Summer Music Series at Callaway Gardens

.38 Special in Concert – After more than three decades together, .38 SPECIAL continue to share their signature blast of Southern Rock. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance.

www.callawaygardens.com

 

Friday June 26, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Red, White & Blue Friday – Picnic, Concert & Free Movie

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a patriotic musical program by the Community Orchestra at LaFayette Square. Compete for the best decorated picnic table or enter the annual food eating contests. At dusk, enjoy a free showing of “Seabiscuit.”

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

 

Saturday, June 27, Safe Light – 3:00 PM

Teach a Child to Fish – Fishing Clinic and Benefit Tournament

7:00am – youth fishing clinic, tournament runs until 3:00pm. Entertainment and fun for all at Pyne Road Park – for more information, 754-214-6610.

 

Saturday, June 27, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Krawfish for Kids

A benefit for Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia. Tickets are $15 adult, $10 child, purchase online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/krawfish-for-kids-tickets-16826374138.

 

Saturday, June 27, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Summer Music Series at Callaway Gardens

Sons-N-Britches in Concert – Music from the REAL dirty south. With a name like Sons-N-Britches, you can guess that these boys don’t take themselves too seriously. However, they do take their music very seriously.

www.callawaygardens.com

 

Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 PM

Community Presentation – West Georgia Health-WellStar Partnership Plans

WGH – Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic, 111 Medical Drive • LaGrange

West Georgia Health will host a community presentation at 6 p.m. regarding its proposed partnership with WellStar.

Jan Nichols – (706) 845-3782 – nicholsj@wghealth.org

 

Saturday, July 4, 10:00 AM

Sweet Land of Liberty Parade

Celebrate America at the annual Sweet Land of Liberty Parade in Downtown LaGrange. Sponsored by Junior Service League of LaGrange and Troup County Parks and Recreation. Register at Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway. 706-883-1670

 

NEW PARADE ROUTE: Participants will gather in the LSPA parking lot. The parade will proceed on Broome Street, cross over Bull Street and take a left on Main Street. The parade will continue up Main Street, take a left on Broad Street, left on Bull Street and return to the LSPA parking lot.

 

Saturday, July 4, 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM

35th annual Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day at Pyne Road Park. Food, refreshments and souvenir vendors will be available all day. The children’s play area with rides will open at 4:00 and Mr. Terrific will perform before and after the grand fireworks show at dark. $10 per vehicle. Troup County Parks and Recreation – (706) 883-1670

 

Thursday-Sunday, July 23- 26 – Friday-Saturday July 31-Aug 2,

Hands on a Hard Body

Nominated in 2013 for 3 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, this musical is inspired by true events. Infused with a “fresh roots-rock vibe,” Hands on a Hard Body is the hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American dream.

Lafayette Society for Performing Arts – www.lspaarts.com – 706-882-9909

 

Friday, August 7, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Summer Concert & Movie Series – Downtown LaGrange

Free Music and Movie at Lafayette Square in Downtown LaGrange. Enjoy live music and a showing of the Annie movie (2014) at dusk.

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

 

Saturday, August 22, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Lagrange-Troup County Humane Society’s Fur Ball

A fun night of music, dining and bidding on silent auction items to help raise funds for the animals in Troup County! Advance tickets, $50 per person – Highland Country Club, www.lagrangehumane.org, 706-298-3608

 

Ongoing Events

 

Tour West Georgia Tech, (10:00-11:00 AM or 5:30-6:30 PM)

Tours are held the third Tuesday of each month. No need to register or make an appointment, simply show up at WGTC, One College Circle, LaGrange. (706) 845-4323 – www.westgatech.edu.

 

Available Meeting Space – Vernon Woods Retirement Community has space to host a meeting or small gathering for up to 14 from your organization. No charge for chamber members or non-profit organizations. Contact Susan Burdick at 706-812-2899.

 

Still
Life Workshop
August 20-22
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop will be centered
on utilizing objects of personal interest to develop compositions and design.
Workshop participants will be invited to take part in an exhibition and sale at
The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

Reception and Book
Signing
Sunday, August 23
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Enjoy the reception for the
workshop showcase and meet the instructor, Marc Chatov. Pick up a signed copy of
the family legacy book, Chatov by Michelle Morton.

More Information about the
workshop and cost (http://www.thecentreonline.net/PDFs/Chatov-Workshop.pdf)
Or
contact:
Lorraine Baggett 770-251-9957

38 Special and Special Guest, Sam Koon, will be “Rockin’ Into the Night” THIS Friday! Tickets are on Sale Now!

“Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “Second Chance,” and more – from the opening chord you are sure to recognize these timeless hits from Southern Rock band, .38 Special. After more than three decades together, .38 Special will continue to share their timeless hits THIS Friday, June 26th, at Robin Lake Beach. .38 Special will be accompanied by special guest Sam Koon, a rustic rock singer with blazing original songs.

Bring a chair or a blanket and be sure to stop by the Robin Lake Beach Pavilion & Beach Bar for great food and drinks all night long. Also be sure to check out the FSU Flying High Circus performance before the concert at 6 p.m. Concert tickets can be purchased online in advance for $25*, and same-day tickets are $35*. Parking will be $10* beginning at 4 p.m. (Parking is FREE for Annual Passholders and Callaway Connection members).
WHEN:

Friday, June 26, 2015
4 p.m. Parking opens for ticketholders
6 p.m. Venue opens for ticketholders including food and beverage

6 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus performance (included with admission)
8 p.m. Showtime is at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Robin Lake Beach

Callaway Gardens (use entrance on U. S. Hwy. 27)

 

COST:

Advance tickets are $25*; same-day tickets are $35*. Parking is $10 per vehicle.

 

HOW:
Advance tickets can be purchased at www.callawaygardens.com or by calling 1.800.463.6990.

 

This event is produced by Wallace Productions of Columbus, GA.

 

West Georgia Health one of three U.S. hospitals

to receive QUEST Award for outstanding patient care

 

 

West Georgia Health has been recognized as one of three hospitals in the country to earn Premier Inc.’s QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care.

 

Only three hospitals received the award for achieving top performance in all seven of the areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient experience and appropriate hospital use.

 

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany, Miss., and Memorial Hospital Miramar in Miramar, Fla., were the only other two hospitals to receive the top recognition.

 

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company that unites an alliance of 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare.

QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 365 hospitals working to make healthcare safer, more efficient and consistently effective. All QUEST hospitals participating in QUEST from January 2014-October 2014 were eligible for the QUEST Award.

 

 

Premier awarded seven hospitals as finalists for meeting six out of seven criteria, and it also honored a Citation of Merit to the 20 hospitals that met five out of seven criteria.

 

West Georgia Health was the only hospital in Georgia among the top three award winners, finalists and Citation of Merit honorees.

 

“West Georgia Health’s participation in the QUEST collaborative reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to the communities we serve,” said Jerry Fulks, president and CEO. “We’re proud to be the only hospital in Georgia to receive the QUEST Award as we continue down our path of improving patient outcomes and health.”

 

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