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Sunsets at Sweetland Kicks Off This Friday!

Join us for the Sunsets at Sweetland series sponsored by Downtown LaGrange Development Authority. Live music by Hillside Front Porch Collective beginning at 7 pm. At 9 pm, Rogue One – A Star Wars story, will be shown on Sweetland’s great lawn. This is a picnic-approved event! Bring your own food and drinks, blankets and chairs to enjoy this family friendly event. Chairs available on a first come, first served basis. FREE admission!

Wild Leap draft beer will be available, with a happy hour from 6-7 pm featuring $4 pints! Get some yummy treats from local vendors Holloway Pork Skins, Frios, Kona Ice, and Amy’s Treats!

Make a custom tie-dyed Sweetland shirt for only $10! Cornhole and Kan Jam will be setup on the lawn for kids.

Check out www.downtownlagrange.com for more information!


PLEASE NOTE: All LaGrange Memorial Library and Hogansville Library events are available at the end of this list.

Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM

The Honey Dewdrops

Pure Life presents The Honey Dewdrops – American Roots music including mandolin, guitar and harmonica. “Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing.” – SING OUT! “Handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” – ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFcE6k7tz5U Authentic Guatemalan food available. Vegetarian option available. RSVP on chef page must pay cash at table night of concert. Fees/Admission: $20, Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St LaGrange, www.purelifelagrange.com

May 28 – July 30

Church on the Hooch

LaGrange First United Methodist Church’s Sunday Worship Services on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Location: Between Buoy 50 and 51, across from Highland Marina. 2818 Antioch Road, LaGrange

Contact Information: www.lagrangefumc.org, www.facebook.com/churchonthehooch, 706-884-4635 or 706-333-7973

Sunday, May 28, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

10th Annual National Holocaust Remembrance Observation

A community gathering for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange, www.biblicalhistorycenter.com

Sunday, May 28, 7:00 PM

Kool and the Gang

Make your Memorial Day Weekend one to remember and enjoy a night of funky classics with Kool & the Gang at Sweetland Amphitheater! Come early and enjoy local craft beer specials, games on the Great Lawn, and fantastic food options. Kool & the Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame,” they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Sweetland Amphitheater, 110 Smith St. LaGrange, Becca Eiland, 706-298-5434, www.sweetland.events

Sunday, May 28, 1:00 PM

Placing Flags on the graves of Veterans

The members of the Veterans Organizations that make up the West Georgia Veterans Council, with the assistance of the many volunteers make an effort to place a Flag on the grave of all veterans buried in Meadoway Gardens, Southview, and Shadowlawn Cemeteries. We invite individuals and families to join us as we put out flags at Shadowlawn Cemetery, 100 block New Franklin Rd. and at Southview Cemetery, 1421 Hamilton Rd.

Monday, May 29, 11:00 AM

Memorial Day Services – Shadowlawn Cemetery

Everyone is invited to attend the Memorial Day Service conducted by members of the West Georgia Veterans Council. Our speaker this year will be LtCol. Ruben A. Martinez, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Detachment, The Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, GA.

Shadowlawn Cemetery, 100 Block of New Franklin Rd, LaGrange

Thursday, June 1, 11:55 AM

Re-Generation to perform at TLC

Re-Generation will be performing songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s following a delicious lunch served at the table. Call 706-884-4635 or email: churchoffice@lagrange fumc.org for reservations. Tickets are $6 per person. First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad Street LaGrange, Fellowship Hall enter on west side of campus. Contact Information: Dodie Patterson 706-884-4635 or Jake Behr 706-882-7451

Friday, June 2, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Renasant Bank Cook Out

Please come by and visit us at Renasant Bank for an old fashioned cook out. It will be a great opportunity to enjoy lunch and get to know our team better!

401 Vernon Street, LaGrange, Contact Information: 706-298-0035

Friday, June 2, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunsets at Sweetland Free Music & Movie

Bring a picnic and enjoy local musicians & a movie under the stars on Sweetland Amphitheatre’s great lawn. 7 – 9 pm Music by The Hillside Front Porch Collective 9:15pm Movie – Rogue One- A Star Wars Story. Free lawn games, outside food and beverage are permitted, limited concessions will be available – please see our website for more information. Free event – open to the public

Sweetland Amphitheatre’s great lawn, Gates open at 6:00 Music starts at 7:00 Movie starts at 9:15. Barbie Watts, Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, www.downtownlagrange.com

June 2 – June 4

Lafayette Dance Academy’s End of Year Production

Featured dancers from the Lafayette Dance Academy in their end of year performance.

Troup High School Fine Art Auditorium, 1920 Hamilton Rd, LaGrange

Date/Time Information: June 2nd 7:00, June 3rd 7:00, June 4th 2:30

Contact Information: Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, 214 Bull St. LaGrange, 706-882-9909, lspageneral@lsparts.org, http://lsparts.org/lda/index.html

June 3 – August 26

Market on Main

Shop LaGrange’s longest running local farmer’s market. It pops up each Saturday morning during the summer in downtown LaGrange. Know your farmer, know your food source! Purchase directly from the grower. Enjoy the freshest produce grown in Troup County. Worth waking up early for! wwwmarketonmainlagrange.com

Corner of E. Depot and Main Street, next to the Carmike Cinema building.

Each Saturday in June, July & August

June 5 – 17

Disney’s Lion King

Lafayette Theatre Company and Young Singers of West Georgia come together to provide a two-week musical theatre camp for students 2nd through 8th grade. Camp starts at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm on week days. Students will learn about acting, dance, music and puppetry, all building up to a showcase performance Saturday, June 17th. Final performances are open to the public.

Location: LaGrange College, Price Theatre, 601 Broad St, LaGrange

Weekdays 9:00am to 4:00pm With a showcase performance on Saturday the 17th, 706-882-9909, lspageneral@lsparts.org, http://lsparts.org/lta/index.html

June 7 – July 28

Bible Lands Adventure Kids’ Camp

Reserve your spot for an adventure camp in an ancient Biblical village. Learn about life in a goat hair tent and enjoy a break making activity; become a junior archeologist in our Kids Dig; and make cheese the way the shepherds did. Come for a day or a week.

Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange

Wednesdays- Fridays in June and July (except July 4 week).

Contact Information: Morgan Cantrell, morgan@biblicalhistorycenter.com, www.biblicalhistorycenter.com

Friday, June 9, 5:30 PM

Catfish Dinner at Active Life Center

Catfish dinner and BINGO! Open to Adults of All Ages. Purchase or Reserve your tickets before 1:00 P.M. June 9th. Fees/Admission: $7.00 per person The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681

Friday, June 9, 7:00 PM

Vince Gill at Sweetland

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year award as well as a Grammy. Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.

Sweetland Amphitheatre, 200 Main Street Suite 1B LaGrange, 706-298-5434 www.sweetland.events

Saturday, June 10, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hogansville Market Day Under the Lights

Market Day is a once a month gathering of artisans, craftsmen, and local foodies to celebrate the resurgent culture of quality Southern cuisine and vibrant art. Come join us as we eat, shop, socialize and enjoy local music. Hogansville Train Depot, 100 E Main St. For more details: http://pioneergeorgia.com/market-day

June 12 – June 16

Winshape Camps for Communities

Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone at WinShape Camps for Communities! Come be a part of this incredible adventure where we combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape Camps provides a professionally trained staff to help create the most meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience you’ll find anywhere… right at home in your own community! winshapelagrange@gmail.com or winshapecamps.org

Friday, June 30, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Red, White & Blue Friday Free Music & Movie at Sweetland

A free patriotic community tradition! Attend downtown LaGrange’s annual picnic, patriotic concert & free movie event at Sweetland Amphitheatre. Gates open at 6:00 pm Meet & greet some of LaGrange’s WWII heroes in the Boyd Pavilion from 7:00 to 7:45 pm. Concert by the Community Band begins at 8:00 – Sweetland Stage An animated movie – SING – begins at 9:00 – Sweetland’s great lawn Call Barbie Watts – 706-298-4534 to reserve a 60″ round table & chairs by the stage – there is no charge to reserve a table/ quantities are limited. A prize will be given for the best decorated picnic table.

Sweetland Amphtiheatre – Downtown LaGrange

Gates open at 6:00 pm Meet & Greet from 7:00 to 7:45 Concert starts at 8:00 Movie starts at 9:15, Contact Information: Barbie Watts, Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, 706-298-4534, www.downtownlagrange.com

Saturday, July 1, 7:00 PM

The Molly Ringwalds at Sweetland

The Molly Ringwalds are The World’s Greatest 80’s Experience. Hailing from Sheffield, England, this legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical decade to ever be called “The 80’s.” The Molly Ringwalds create an 80’s Experience by honing their abilities to apply make-up and tease their hair while showcasing all the musical genres of the decade. From their days of building a following at a pub located in a large portion of a big city near a small village located south of a place you’ve never heard of, to selling out large venues in the United States, The Molly Ringwalds are an indescribable act. Sweetland Amphitheatre, 200 Main Street Suite 1B LaGrange, 706-298-5434 www.sweetland.events

Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 AM

Sweet Land of Liberty Parade

This year’s theme is Faith, Family and Freedom with grand marshal Martha Evans. The parade will leave from Sweetland Amphitheatre and circle Lafayette Square. For more details contact Ashley Mayfield at amorganmayfield@gmail.com.

LaGrange Memorial & Hogansville Public Library Events for May & June

The Carnegie welcomes back Sam’s Path Petting Zoo on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at First Avenue Park. This educational show features exotic animals like lemurs and kangaroos and includes hands-on time for children with the animals.

On June 13 at 10:00 a.m. singer/songwriter Jennifer Daniels will provide an energetic, interactive music program. Jennifer is a member of The Learning Groove, a company founded by Eric Litwin of “Pete the Cat” fame. She will be performing one of his stories as well as teaching your children songs in different languages and getting them excited about reading and the arts.

Other early June programs (which all start at 10:00 a.m.) are:

June 6                 Gutsy the Flying Fox

June 8                 Lego Day “Angry Birds”

June 14              American Girl Club

June 15              Shakespeare 4 Kids! “Shrew”

To find out more regarding these programs or to make a reservation, please contact The Carnegie Library at 770-683-1347. Reservations are required and are taken one week prior to the program date.  The Carnegie Library is located on the historic downtown square at 1 LaGrange Street Newnan, Georgia 30263.

Get here early

for the opening band, drink specials, and more this Sunday.

Gates open at 7 p.m. this Sunday for Kool and the Gang with special guests Lloyd Buchanan and the Cubed Roots. The opening band will start at 8 p.m. Kimble’s Food by Design will be serving a fresh-off-the-grill menu all evening. Don’t miss the $4 draft pint special featuring Wild Leap’s Local Gold Blonde Ale and Chance IPA from 7 – 7:30 p.m. on the Great Lawn!

Most local restaurants will be closed on Sunday, so be sure to order ahead from one of our local caterers! The deadline to pre-order is today by 8 p.m. Check out the options online HERE.

Still need a ticket? General Admission Lawn tickets are available for $40 plus tax and fees in advance HERE.


Growing a community

Time to commence the celebrations

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends are geared up to celebrate the college’s 186th commencement ceremony on Saturday morning

Kool & the Gang Tickets

Are Now Available for Purchase

Don’t miss a night of funky classics with Kool & the Gang at Sweetland Amphitheatre on Sunday, May 28! A Terrace Box, two VIP Tables, additional VIP Passes, and a handful of General Admission Lawn tickets are now available online or by calling Ticket Alternative at (877) 725-8849.

Make this a Memorial Day Weekend to remember with your family and friends! Come early and enjoy local craft beer specials, games on the Great Lawn, and fantastic food options.

Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame,” they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 45 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

Purchase Tickets
Kool & The Gang performs “Celebration”

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