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Archive for February 2016

Events

 

Red Cross Hometown Heroes

The Red Cross will honor/recognize Hometown Heroes at a breakfast on March 24th and is seeking nominations from the community.  Nominees will be notified of their selection and invited to attend the breakfast where they will learn why they are considered a hero.  The Hometown Heroes nomination form is attached to this message.

 

Please contact Connie Hensler, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia at 706-884-5818 or Connie.Hensler@redcross.org with any questions.

 

February 25 – 27

Lafayette Theatre Company Presents Sylvia

Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jeff Sargent.

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, or that has found him, bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.LSPARTS.org.

 

February 25, 26, 27, and 28

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

Directed by Tracy Clahan Riggs

This Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy examines the plight of three eccentric Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions, each with a secret in her heart. Babe has shot her husband in the stomach. Country music singer wanna-be, Meg, and homebody, Lenny, are doing their best to rally around Babe and determine whether or not she’s headed to jail or to the looney bin. “While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley’s prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake.” – The New York Times

www.lagrange.edu/academics/theatre-arts/index.html, The Lab – at Price Theater, 304 Forrest Ave., LaGrange, priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8080

$10 Adults, $8 students, $8 seniors (age 55+), LC free

 

Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Heart Health

It is never too late to get Heart Healthy. Don’t let another year of bad habits stop you from the healthy, active life you want in retirement. Learn how to get Heart Healthy! RSVP 678-876-5118. Sponsored by Home Helpers and Vernon Woods Retirement Community. Session will be at Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic.

 

Thursday, February 25, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LaGrange College Community Open House

An open house and tour of the newly renovated West Side Building at LaGrange College.

 

Thursday, February 25, 5:00 PM

Manga/Anime Tea Party

Join us for a day of love and confections as we dive into the Shoujo romance genre of Manga & Anime, with a tea party! Bring your friends and dress up for a meeting of tea and romance!

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Friday, February 26, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Jacob Bryant

Jacob Bryant was awarded the Georgia Country & Gospel Music Association’s Best Male Vocalist and he won Entertainer of the Year, and Songwriter of the year awards.

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Doors 6:30 pm, Music 7:30 pm

For more information: text or leave a message 706.443.4838

$15.00 cash at the door, outside food and drink welcome

 

Saturday, February 27, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Superhero & Princess Pancake Breakfast

Junior Service League of LaGrange is hosting a Pancake Breakfast! Bring your kiddos for a magical morning full of fun festivities and surprises! Event will feature special guests Elsa, Anna, Super Girl, Snow White, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, and more! Each child will enjoy breakfast, crafts, and photos with their favorite characters. Costumes are optional. All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia. Broad Street Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $20 per child and can be purchased at Calumet Bank, Daniel Realty, or for ticket information e-mail jsl.pancakebreakfast@gmail.com

 

Saturday, February 27, 4:00 PM

West Georgia Choral Arts Festival

The Choral Society of West Georgia host a variety of community choral ensembles under the direction of LaGrange College’s Dr. Beth Everett. Participants include the Troup County School System, Voices of the Valley Children’s Choir, LaGrange College, Point University, and the Sons of Lafayette. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College

For information contact Bettie Biggs, Choral Society of West Georgia, 706 333 0627

 

Saturday, February 27, 5:30 PM

Divas Tribute Dinner Show

Musical performance showcasing hits from Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston… For adults of all ages!

The Active Life, 140 Ragland Street, 706-883-1681

Tickets in advance, $15.00, at the door, $20.00, Ticket price includes dinner.

 

Monday, February 29, 3:00 PM

Genealogy II

Get to know your ancestors better! Learn how and where to find the records that tell their story – marriage, birth, death, military, and others. Prerequisite: Genealogy I

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 29, 6:00 PM

Internet II

Do more searches on the internet and explore features of the browser. Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 29, 7:00-10:00

Dance Night

Join us at Del’avant for an evening of music, friends, and light hors d’oeuvres sponsored by the Troup County Democratic Party. Music provided by DJ Bugg. Contact troupdems@yahoo.com for more information and to purchase tickets (tickets will not be available at the door). $15.00 each.

 

March 4 – 6

20th Annual Azalea Storytelling Festival

The Azalea Storytelling Festival, held in Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College, has been recognized as one of the oldest such festivals in the state of Georgia. Additionally, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the 12 Southeastern states.

Featured storytellers include: Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell, Barbara McBride-Smith Ed Stivender and Master of Ceremonies Carol Cain. For tickets and more information, www.lsparts.org.

 

Saturday, March 5, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kiwanis 21st Annual Pancake Breakfast

First Baptist Church on the Square

 

Saturday, March 5th

Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series Run/Walk 10k/5k/1 mile

Registration starts at 7 am, Race starts at 8 am Early packet pick up March 4th, 4-7 pm at Chick-fil-A Lafayette Parkway. The race will be held at Sweetland Amphitheater, 110 Smith St, LaGrange, and benefit Winshape camps. Register at www.CFAraceseries.com.

 

Saturday, March 5, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tea for Two

White linens, silver, fresh table arrangements, fine china, and a variety of sweet will accompany assorted teas for “Tea for Two.” Come enjoy an afternoon tea with a historical theme. Suellen Dolan will seat attendees at Sarah’s, Ida’s or Alice’s table and all will leave ready to host a proper tea. Wear your Sunday best. Perfect for mothers and daughters (age 8-12).

www.hillsanddales.org, info@hillsanddales.org or (706) 882-3242

 

Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Ten Rules for Collecting Antiques

Antiques expert Spalding Nix will present a program about antique furniture. During the presentation Nix will provide tips on determining age, type of wood, style and provenance of the furniture pieces. This program will help you learn more about your own family heirlooms or become a more discerning buyer. The presentation will be accompanied by a small exhibition of antiques that Spalding will analyze and interpret. The lecture and exhibit will be accompanied by a reception.

www.hillsanddales.org, info@hillsanddales.org or (706) 882-3242

 

Wednesday, March 9, 3:00 pm

Poulenc – Music and Poetry Concert

The concert will feature “Le Travail du Peintre” by Poulenc and the poetry of Paul Éluard. The songs in the piece focus on Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Joan Miró and Jacques Villon.

Callaway Auditorium at LaGrange College

More information: Ann Sellman, asellman@lagrange.edu (706) 880-8351

Free

 

Wednesday, March 10, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 11, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Social Security Workshop

How Do the Recent Law Changes Impact Your Benefits? Join us for a free workshop that will highlight options to maximize your Social Security Benefits. Hosted By: Summer Parmer Deal and Aaron Mabon. Workshop to be held at Chamber of Commerce, 111 Bull Street, LaGrange. Call Sharon at 706-884-6470 to RSVP

 

March 10-12, 7:30 pm

Frolic and Fate: An Evening of Opera

The concert will feature scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” and Puccini’s “Suor Angelica”

Callaway Auditorium at LaGrange College

More information: Ann Sellman, asellman@lagrange.edu (706) 880-8351

$10 adults, $8 students, LaGrange College students and senior citizens are free.

 

March 11 – 13

LSPA’s Lafayette Ballet Company Presents Sleeping Beauty

Originally staged by the famed Marius Petipa in 1890, this beloved fairy tale has become a ballet favorite worldwide. Artistic Director Amy Orr will stage this production using her own choreography along with portions of Petipa’s historical production.

 

Troup High School Fine Arts Auditorium, for tickets and additional information visit www.lsparts.org.

 

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 AM

Turkey Shoot – Loyd Presbyterian Church

Turkey Shoot for all shooting enthusiasts. Fun for the whole family with shoots for the young ‘uns and wives. Breakfast, lunch and snacks available. Loyd Presbyterian Church, 550 Upper Glass Bridge Rd., contact Information: Loyd 706-882-5087 http://loydpres.org/

 

Saturday, March 12, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

JSL Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia. Tickets are $15 per child and includes entry, egg hunt and photography. Kids can play carnival style games like a cake walk, face painting, ring toss, petting zoo and more for an additional fee. Local businesses have donated baskets of goodies for a silent auction as well. Kona Ice and other treats will also be on site.

 

Sunday, March 13, 7:00 PM

In Session Concert

The concert will feature LaGrange College composition and music technologies students performing their works with instrumental and vocal musicians. The show will be recorded.

Recital hall, West Side building, Forrest Avenue

More information: Ann Sellman, asellman@lagrange.edu (706) 880-8351

Free

 

Monday, March 14, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Genealogy I

Learn to use Ancestry.com to find your ancestors and build your family tree. Registration is required. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, March 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Microsoft Word II

Build on the skills learned in Microsoft Word Basics and learn about cut, copy, and paste. Bring your own laptop with Word installed. Registration is required. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Thursday, March 15, 12 Noon

LaGrange College Leadership Council Business and Community Leaders Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Dr. Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

One representative from a business or organization will be guest of LC. Additional registrations are $10 per person. Corporate tables are available upon request.

Reservation may be made online. Please respond by March 8. Questions?

Contact Mark Davis via email at mdavis@lagrange.edu or by calling 706-880-8060.

Del’avant, 141-A Main Street

 

Wednesday, March 16, 11:00 AM

LaGrange Woman’s Club BBQ

Hog Heaven will be providing the BBQ. Tickets are $10. Dessert will be included. All proceeds go for the preservation of Bellevue. For tickets or more information contact Judy Bledsoe, 706-882-7611.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 3:00 PM

Harp Guitars: A Musical Journey

John Riley presents a program on harp guitars.

Callaway Auditorium at LaGrange College

More information: Ann Sellman, asellman@lagrange.edu (706) 880-8351

Free

 

Thursday, March 17, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

West GA SHRM Leadership Conference 2016

Join us for the annual West Georgia SHRM Leadership Conference featuring guest speakers on the topics of HR law, leadership, identity theft in the workplace, and active shooter response. HR professionals and business leaders are encouraged to attend! Breakfast and Lunch included. Door prizes and silent auction to benefit the SHRM Foundation. Held at Del’Avant Event Center, LaGrange. For more information contact Tami Poe, West GA SHRM President, tami.poe@noricangroup.com or Dawn Coker, West GA SHRM Membership Chairperson, dcoker@lagrange.edu, $60.00 per attendee www.westgashrm.org

 

Saturday, March 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Behind the Scenes of Hills & Dales:
A Home for the Ages and the Man Who Envisioned It

Join resident Callaway historian Sondra Bowie to hear about why an unpretentious gentleman commissioned the building of such a spectacular house. Attendees will examine a copy of the original blueprints, learn about Mr. Callaway’s detailed involvement in the construction, watch a video on the recent restoration process and also go behind the scenes to places not included in our regular house tour.

www.hillsanddales.org, info@hillsanddales.org or (706) 882-3242

 

Saturday, March 19, 6:00 PM

Turn Back the Clock for Great Futures

Boys & Girls Clubs will turn back the clock to the 1960’s for this year’s event which will be at Highland Country Club. The event will feature food, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions, and the opportunity to meet our great Club members. Tickets are available by calling 706-812-9698. www.begreatwestgeorgia.org

 

Saturday, March 19, 7:00 PM

Active Life Center St. Patrick’s Day Dance

For Adults of all Ages…Dance with Jimmy Smith and the New River Band. Tickets are $5 per person. 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

 

Sunday, March 20, 4:00 PM

Choral Society of West Georgia presents The Faure Requiem

The Choral Society of West Georgia performs Gabriel Faure’s exquisite REQUIEM with David Kocsis, guest organist. Bettie Biggs, Choral Society of West Georgia, 706 333 0627. First Presbyterian Church, LaGrange

 

Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 PM

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra presents

Variations: An evening with music of infinite variety and creative inventiveness! Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Beethoven demonstrate their infinite skills in coaxing every hidden nuance and musical possibility from beautiful melodies in these works: Sibelius: Finlandia, Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, www.lagrangesymphony.org, 706-882-0662, info@lagrangesymphony.org

Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College.

 

Thursday, March 24

Red Cross Hometown Heroes

The Red Cross will honor/recognize Hometown Heroes at a breakfast on March 24th. For more information contact Connie Hensler, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia at 706-884-5818 or Connie.Hensler@redcross.org.

 

Monday, March 28, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Cuba

3D Journeys offer you free lectures to enrich and inspire. “Exploring the World of Cuban Music” Dr. Oliver Greene. For more details, 706-880-8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu or www.lagrange.edu/events/3djourneys/index.html LaGrange College Campus Turner Hall: Dickson Assembly Room

 

March 31 – April 3

Callaway Gardens Annual Plant Fair and Sale

The Annual Plant Fair and Sale is an exceptional shopping opportunity, featuring a wide variety of plants and unique garden items from more than a dozen local and regional vendors – all under one roof at the Robin Lake Beach Dome! The Plant Fair is open: Thursday – Preview – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy FREE admission to the Plant Fair by entering through the Beach Gate entrance on U.S. Highway 27. Admission to the Gardens is separate. www.callawaygardens.com

 

Friday, April 15, 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 17, 3:00 PM

Sons of LaFayette – Spring Concert

This Spring concert will lift your spirits and encourage your heart. New pieces have been added to the repertoire that you will be sure to enjoy. Be sure to bring your family, friends, next door neighbor and work associates. www.sonsoflafayette.org, First Presbyterian Church, LaGrange

 

Saturday, April 16, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

11th Annual Rod Benders Homecoming Tournament

The community is invited to come out to Pyne Road Park and support this annual tournament that brings more than 200 boats to West Point Lake. If you’re interested in having a booth to promote your product or sell concessions, please contact Dale Hill, Rod Benders Marketing Director at 770-560-0846 or dellj123@aol.com.

 

Ongoing Events

Every Wednesday

Preschool Story Time at the Hogansville Public Library

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

600 E. Main Street, Hogansville

Call for More Information, 706-637-6230

 

Now – March 2, 3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.

2016 Winter Supervisory Series

Seven “Warm Up” Sessions Jan 20 “Leadership Skills for Managers and Supervisors” Jan 27 “Taking a Look at Ethics” Feb 3 “Communication Skills for Leaders” Feb 10 “Managerial Delegation” Feb 17 “Conducting Effective Meetings” Feb 24 “Resolving Conflict” Mar 2 “Creating a Productive Workplace” Cunningham Center at Columbus State University, for more information call Judy Giddings (706) 561-2465. $245 Members of Strategic HR Partners; $315 for Non-Members www.strategichrpartners.com

 

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.

 

Available Meeting Space – Ashton Court Senior Living Apartments has space to host a meeting or small gathering for up to 20 from your organization. No charge for chamber members or non-profit organizations. Contact Darlene Bailey 706-882-1400.

 

Kiwanis Club – Kiwanis meets every Thursday at noon at the Highland Country Club. We would love for anyone to come out and see what we are all about.

 

Summer Art Camps!

Spend an exciting week with paint, clay, found objects and more! Campers have adventurous experiences looking at, talking about, and making art with a team of fun and creative professional educators and artists.

July 11-15, 9am – 11:30am
Rising 1st-3rd Grade
$130, Space is limited!
More information & Registration

July 18-22, 9am – 11:30am
Rising 4th-6th Grade
$130, Space is limited!
More information & Registration


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February 18 – 21; 25 – 27

Lafayette Theatre Company Presents Sylvia

Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jeff Sargent.

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, or that has found him, bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.LSPARTS.org.

 

Friday, February 19, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Emory Clark Holder Clinic Blood Drive

Give Blood and save lives in your community. The Emory Clark Holder Clinic host the LifeSouth Blood Mobile. Come out and give blood to benefit your local community hospitals. All donors receive a recognition item as a thank you for donating blood. Emory Clark Holder Clinic 303 Smith St., Lagrange. For information: www.lifesouth.org, East Region Lifesavers 334-705-0884

 

Friday, February 19, 3:30 PM

Little Ones Art Class

Some moms in our community will help younger children (grades pre-K to 1st) create simple art projects to take home. The class is limited to 20 participants, so sign up today at the library!

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Friday, February 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The First LaGrange Southeast Regional Opening Reception

Exhibition: February 19-April 2, 2016 The 1st LaGrange Southeast Regional features an extraordinary, rich body of art work selected from over 400 works submitted by almost 150 artists representing the twelve-state Southeastern United States. LaGrange Art Museum, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

 

Saturday, February 20, 1:00 PM

Chess Club

Join us to play or learn chess!

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Saturday, February 20, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bridal Open House

Victoria Belle Mansion & Vintage White Barn

RSVP by Friday, February 12, Admission is FREE for the Bride & Groom (other guests $25.00 per person)

Make your reservation here: http://www.victoriabelleweddings.com/vb-open-house/

 

Saturday, February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Legacy Trees for the Suburban Landscape

In honor of our centennial year, horticulturist Jeremy Oxford will teach about selecting trees that will stand the test of time. During the workshop he will share his top 10 heritage tree recommendations plus reveal tips for selecting the best tree for various sites, identifying outstanding attributes, and proper planting techniques for healthy growth. Each attendee will receive a handout and a legacy tree ready to plant in your garden. www.hillsanddales.org, info@hillsanddales.org or (706) 882-3242

 

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Active Life Dance

For Adults of all Ages…Dance with Jimmy Smith and the New River Band. Valentine’s Day Theme…

The Active Life Wellness Center, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

 

Sunday, February 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Founders Day at Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens honors its founders each year on February 21 (Virginia Hand Callaway’s birthday) and November 6 (Cason J. Callaway’s birthday). Admission is free and special organ concerts are played these days from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel. www.callawaygardens.com/events/founders-day-cc

 

Monday, February 22, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Cuba

3D Journeys offers you free lectures to enrich and inspire. “Cuba: Little Country, Big Sports” Dr. Arya Alami, Exercise science. LaGrange College Campus Turner Hall: Dickson Assembly Room, for more information, 706-880-8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu or visit www.lagrange.edu/events/3djourneys/index.html.

 

Monday, February 22, 3:00 PM

Genealogy I

Learn to use Ancestry.com to find your ancestors and build your family tree. Request a five-generation chart when you register and fill out as much as you can to help you search during class. Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 22, 6:00 PM

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.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 22, 6:00 PM

Book Chat

Join us and discuss your favorite book.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 22, 7:00 PM

CLCP Corporate/Community Spelling BEE

Spelling Bee to raise awareness for literacy needs and available resources in Troup County. Teams of 3 adults compete to win the title of Spelling BEE Champion at the Callaway Conference Center. For more information call Debbie Burdette, 706-756-4645 or Debbie.burdette@westgatech.edu. www.troupclcp.org

 

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 PM

Souper Reads Book Club

Join the Souper Reads Book Club as they discuss books by mystery writer, Sue Grafton.

Hogansville Public Library 600 E. Main St., Hogansville

www.thrl.org

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2:30 PM

Tater the Reading Dog

Tater, the book loving Golden Retriever will be at the Hogansville Public Library the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm. Any child who could use some practice reading aloud is invited to come and meet Tater and read a book to him.

Hogansville Public Library 600 E. Main St., Hogansville

www.thrl.org

 

Tuesday, February 23, 4:00 PM

CAREing Paws & Cooper

CAREing Paws & Cooper the Therapy Dog visit the library every month. Children can practice reading to Cooper, a friendly well-trained therapy dog, in a one-on-one 15 minute session. For children in 1st – 3rd grade and students with special needs. Registration is required: 706-822-7784

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Wednesday, February 24, 10:30 AM

Story Time

Join us for storytelling, songs, and crafts.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

February 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

Directed by Tracy Clahan Riggs

This Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy examines the plight of three eccentric Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions, each with a secret in her heart. Babe has shot her husband in the stomach. Country music singer wanna-be, Meg, and homebody, Lenny, are doing their best to rally around Babe and determine whether or not she’s headed to jail or to the looney bin. “While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley’s prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake.” – The New York Times

www.lagrange.edu/academics/theatre-arts/index.html, The Lab – at Price Theater, 304 Forrest Ave., LaGrange, priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu or (706) 880-8080

$10 Adults, $8 students, $8 seniors (age 55+), LC free

 

Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Heart Health

It is never too late to get Heart Healthy. Don’t let another year of bad habits stop you from the healthy, active life you want in retirement. Learn how to get Heart Healthy! RSVP 678-876-5118. Sponsored by Home Helpers and Vernon Woods Retirement Community. Session will be at Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic.

 

Thursday, February 25, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LaGrange College Community Open House

An open house and tour of the newly renovated West Side Building at LaGrange College.

 

Thursday, February 25, 5:00 PM

Manga/Anime Tea Party

Join us for a day of love and confections as we dive into the Shoujo romance genre of Manga & Anime, with a tea party! Bring your friends and dress up for a meeting of tea and romance!

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Friday, February 26, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Jacob Bryant

Jacob Bryant was awarded the Georgia Country & Gospel Music Association’s Best Male Vocalist and he won Entertainer of the Year, and Songwriter of the year awards.

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Doors 6:30 pm, Music 7:30 pm

For more information: text or leave a message 706.443.4838

$15.00 cash at the door, outside food and drink welcome

 

Saturday, February 27, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Superhero & Princess Pancake Breakfast

Junior Service League of LaGrange is hosting a Pancake Breakfast! Bring your kiddos for a magical morning full of fun festivities and surprises! Event will feature special guests Elsa, Anna, Super Girl, Snow White, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, and more! Each child will enjoy breakfast, crafts, and photos with their favorite characters. Costumes are optional. All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia. Broad Street Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $20 per child and can be purchased at Calumet Bank, Daniel Realty, or for ticket information e-mail jsl.pancakebreakfast@gmail.com

 

Saturday, February 27, 5:00 PM

West Georgia Choral Arts Festival

The Choral Society of West Georgia host a variety of community choral ensembles under the direction of LaGrange College’s Dr. Beth Everett. Participants include the Troup County School System, Voices of the Valley Children’s Choir, LaGrange College, Point University, and the Sons of Lafayette. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College

For information contact Bettie Biggs, Choral Society of West Georgia, 706 333 0627

 

Saturday, February 27, 5:30 PM

Divas Tribute Dinner Show

Musical performance showcasing hits from Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston… For adults of all ages!

The Active Life, 140 Ragland Street, 706-883-1681

Tickets in advance, $15.00, at the door, $20.00, Ticket price includes dinner.

 

Monday, February 29, 3:00 PM

Genealogy II

Get to know your ancestors better! Learn how and where to find the records that tell their story – marriage, birth, death, military, and others. Prerequisite: Genealogy I

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 29, 6:00 PM

Internet II

Do more searches on the internet and explore features of the browser. Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange

www.thrl.org

 

Monday, February 29, 7:00-10:00

Dance Night

Join us at Del’avant for an evening of music, friends, and light hors d’oeuvres sponsored by the Troup County Democratic Party. Music provided by DJ Bugg. Contact troupdems@yahoo.com for more information and to purchase tickets (tickets will not be available at the door). $15.00 each.

 

March 4 – 6

20th Annual Azalea Storytelling Festival

The Azalea Storytelling Festival, held in Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College, has been recognized as one of the oldest such festivals in the state of Georgia. Additionally, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the 12 Southeastern states.

Featured storytellers include: Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell, Barbara McBride-Smith Ed Stivender and Master of Ceremonies Carol Cain. For tickets and more information, www.lsparts.org.

 

Saturday, March 5, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kiwanis 21st Annual Pancake Breakfast

First Baptist Church on the Square

 

Saturday, March 5th

Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series Run/Walk 10k/5k/1 mile

Registration starts at 7 am, Race starts at 8 am Early packet pick up March 4th, 4-7 pm at Chick-fil-A Lafayette Parkway. The race will be held at Sweetland Amphitheater, 110 Smith St, LaGrange, and benefit Winshape camps. Register at www.CFAraceseries.com.

 

Saturday, March 5, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tea for Two

White linens, silver, fresh table arrangements, fine china, and a variety of sweet will accompany assorted teas for “Tea for Two.” Come enjoy an afternoon tea with a historical theme. Suellen Dolan will seat attendees at Sarah’s, Ida’s or Alice’s table and all will leave ready to host a proper tea. Wear your Sunday best. Perfect for mothers and daughters (age 8-12).

www.hillsanddales.org, info@hillsanddales.org or (706) 882-3242

 

Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Ten Rules for Collecting Antiques

Antiques expert Spalding Nix will present a program about antique furniture. During the presentation Nix will provide tips on determining age, type of wood, style and provenance of the furniture pieces. This program will help you learn more about your own family heirlooms or become a more discerning buyer. The presentation will be accompanied by a small exhibition of antiques that Spalding will analyze and interpret. The lecture and exhibit will be accompanied by a reception.

www.hillsanddales.org, info@hillsanddales.org or (706) 882-3242

World Renowned Poet to Speak at Newnan Carnegie March 3, 2016

The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation in partnership with the University of West Georgia and Underground Books is pleased to host internationally recognized and award-winning poet B. H. Fairchild, artist in residence at the University of West Georgia, for an informal interview, reading and discussion at the Carnegie on Thursday, March 3 at 6pm.

Dr. Chad Davidson, Director, School of the Arts and Professor of English at the University of West Georgia will conduct the interview and elaborated, “We’re very excited about this. Pete gives a riveting reading. If you go to only one poetry reading in your life, this is the one. Fairchild’s work is grounded in small-town American experience and sheds light on moments and characters too often overlooked”.

B.H. Fairchild was born in 1942 in Houston, Texas, and grew up in small towns in Texas and Kansas. The son of a lathe operator, he attended the University of Kansas and the University of Tulsa. According to the Poetry Foundation, his work explores the empty landscapes of the region of his birth and the lives of its working-class residents, including his own family and friends. Frequently described as a poet of the “sacred,” Fairchild’s work has gained renown for its marriage of high and low culture and art, as well as its interest in evoking beauty in quotidian memories and events. As fellow poet Paul Mariani explained, “Like William Carlos WilliamsJames Wright, and James Dickey, all writing in the American grain, Fairchild insist on the beauty to be found in what seems to be a desolate landscape.” Fairchild’s books of poetry include The Arrival of the Future (1985; reissued 2000); The Art of the Lathe (1998), which received the Beatrice Hawley Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award; Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest (2004), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the California Book Award, and the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry; Local Knowledge (2005); and Usher: Poems (2009). Fairchild has also written a critical study on the poetry of William BlakeSuch Holy Song: Music as Idea, Form, and Image in the Poetry of William Blake (1980).

Fairchild has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the recipient of the William Carlos Williams Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Aiken Taylor Award, the Arthur Rense Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN Center USA West Poetry Award, among others. He is currently a professor of English at the University of North Texas.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 pm and a book signing hosted by Underground Books will follow.  The Carnegie is located at 1 LaGrange St. in historic downtown Newnan on the Courthouse Square.  For more information, visit www.newnanclf.com or call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347.

 

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