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Thirty artists in studios across Fayette and Coweta counties will be showcasing their talents and techniques, answering questions and selling their art during the 5th Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour (SHAST). Visitors will get a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes, see demonstrations and, at many of the artist’s studios, be able to try their hand at creating a work of art.

In past years visitors from Marietta, Tallapoosa, LaGrange, Carrollton, Vinings, Woodstock and many other locations around Georgia have traveled to South Metro Atlanta to see the artist’s studios, learn about the process and buy unique art from the artists they have met.

The variety of art covers the spectrum to include painting, fused glass, weaving, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, woodturning, blacksmithing, photography and mixed media. Information on each artist is available on the SHAST website.

SHAST was started in Fayette County by local ceramic artist Andrea Boswell to educate those curious about the creative process and to inspire future artists. Each year it has grown and improved thanks to her creative leadership. This year another local ceramic artist, Janet McGregor Dunn, was handed the reins. SHAST is run entirely by volunteer artists with all of those on the tour working to ensure the best possible experience for visitors.

A number of new and exciting changes have been made this year:

·         Attendance is free.
·         Fine Lines Art and Framing and The Boyd Gallery will be giving away gift-certificates valued at $25 or $50 each on the SHAST Facebook page, artstudiotourga. Those wishing to participate and win should simply “like” the SHAST Facebook page and watch for information. The certificates can be used at any SHAST artist’s studio during the tour through the end of November.
·         SHAST expanded this year to include artists from Coweta County.
·         Artwork by SHAST artists is now available on Facebook for purchase year-round at facebook.com/groups/shastart/
·         The public can keep up with all things SHAST by signing up for SHAST Blasts on SHASTour.com

Newnan Art Depot will be hosting an artist reception on Saturday, November 4th, from 5 – 8 p.m. Additionally, SHAST artist’s work will be available for sale throughout the month of October at the Art Depot. Visit the Art Depot 30 E Washington St, Newnan, GA 30263 or online, NewnanArtDepot.com.

SHAST is held the 2nd weekend in November each year. Visitors are provided with addresses for all the artists or may print a map available on the SHAST website. Guests may start at any studio. Along with art, information and fun, guests can enjoy a variety of refreshments at each studio.

Numerous local businesses support SHAST through generous donations. Brent Scarbrough Company, Piedmont Insurance, The Town of Turin, Amy Byers Agency, Joan Velsmid and Sherry Stone Blackmon REALTORS, Crain Oil, Christopher Brothers Land Surveying, Fine Lines Art and Framing, The Boyd Gallery, The Newnan Art Depot, and Corner Arts Gallery are just a few who companies supporting the arts in Fayette and Coweta.

To learn more about SHAST visit the new, updated website, www.SHASTour.com, follow along on Twitter, @shastga, Facebook, artstudiotourga, or sign up for SHAST Blasts on the website.


1.    Charles Tryon, ceramic artist, works on sculpture.
2.    Janet McGregor Dunn talks with visitors in her ceramic studio.
3.    Tour goer learns a bit about SAORI weaving at the studio of Denis Prince

More high resolution photos are available for use at http://www.shastour.com/press-release-photos.html  (Includes person trying the wheel, various art, a woodturner, photography studio — more photos available upon request)

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Friday, September 15, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

March of Dimes / Diverse Power Annual Golf Tournament

The annual March of Dimes / Diverse Power Golf Tournament is a four person scramble to be held at The Fields Golf Club in LaGrange. Participants enjoy a fabulous lunch provided by Longhorn and have the opportunity to win special event, team, and door prizes. The Fields Golf Club, 257 South Smith Road LaGrange. Lunch is served at 11:30 am, Shotgun start at 12:30 pm

Contact Information: Carla Starling, 706-845-0708

Friday, September 15, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Troup Co. Board of Realtors BBQ Fundraiser

It’s time for our annual Fundraiser! This year’s beneficiary is CAMP DOGWOOD, an outreach of West Georgia Hospice. Tickets are just $8.00 each. BBQ is supplied by Two Butts BBQ. Plates will include chopped pork, stew, slaw & bread. To purchase tickets, contact any of our members or the Troup County Board of REALTORS® at 706/884-2600 or tickets@tcbor.com. Delivery is available for local businesses who purchase 10 or more tickets!! Contact tickets@tcbor.com to set up your delivery or for more info. www.tcbor.com, Location: Wal-Mart Parking Lot on New Franklin Road, Contact Information: Mandy Brown – 706/884-2600

Saturday, September 16, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s to benefit those suffering with Alzheimer’s or related dementias and those caring for these individuals. Location: Vernon Woods Retirement Community, Contact Information: Susan Burdick, burdicks@wghealth.org, No fees. Sign up on website www.georgiawalk.org

Saturday, September 16, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Drop Off Day Junior Service Attic Sale

Got stuff? De-clutter and help Junior Service League support community projects by bringing no-longer-needed household items, decor, linens, toys, garden, sports equipment,holiday etc. as tax deductible donations to JSL Attic Sale. Drop off at Broad Street Church of Christ parking lot, 408 Broad Street, LaGrange. Volunteers will assist with unloading and provide tax receipts on the spot.

Andrea Lovejoy, Andrea.lovejoy@charter.net


Saturday, September 16, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

A Night of Worship featuring Kevin Dunn to benefit West Georgia Hospice

Kevin Dunn will perform in concert to benefit West Georgia Hospice. For more information, call 706-845-3905, No admission charge, opportunity for a Love Offering will be provided.

Saturday, September 16, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Country Dance Night

Country Music Dance featuring Jimmy Smith and the New River Band. Open to Adults of All Ages, The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681

$6.00 per person

September 21 – September 30

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Written by Ken Kesey and Dale Wasserman and directed by Ryan McWhorter. Winner of the 2001 Tony® Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play. A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison.

LSPA Black Box Theatre, 214 Bull Street LaGrange, 706-882-9909 lspageneral@lsparts.org http://lsparts.org

Adults- $17.00 Students- $12.00

Saturday, September 23, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wild Leap Grand Opening

Join us for this unforgettable event as we celebrate the official grand opening of Wild Leap Brew Co. in Downtown LaGrange!

Location: Wild Leap Brew Co. 308 Main Street LaGrange

Contact Information: Rob Goldstein, rob@wildleap.com, www.wildleap.com/events/2017-grand-opening/

$15 / ticket in advance $20 day of admission (if available)

Sunday, September 24, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Critter Tales

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is offering a special storytelling cruise aboard the West Point Lake Floating Classroom. The public is welcome to join us for this family-friendly outing that offers West Point Lake-inspired animal tales from nationally acclaimed storyteller Carol Cain. This program is recommended for school-age children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups. Cost is $10/child and $20/adult. The cruise will start promptly at 2 pm and end at 4 pm, departing from and returning to Highland Marina Resort. Lemonade and cookies provided!

Contact Information: Laura Breyfogle 706-882-3701, lbreyfogle@chattahoochee.org

Fees/Admission: $10/child $20/adult

Sunday, September 24, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

LaGrange on Foot: Historic Downtown

Covering a wide range of architectural styles and anecdotes about the people behind the buildings, this tour is a great way to become acquainted with LaGrange’s unique character. Meet At: Legacy Museum 136 Main Street LaGrange, Contact Information: 706-884-1828 or www.trouparchives.org, $15 for Troup County Historical Society Members $20 for Non-Members

Monday, September 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Central Europe

Discover a region of Europe experiencing a modern-day Renaissance. Long connected by a shared history and culture, these countries were separated by 20th century geo-political rifts. Now open to all, the region beckons us to explore its differences and similarities on a 3D Journey featuring Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague.

LaGrange College: Dickson Assembly Room in Turner Hall, these lectures kickoff on September 25th and then meet every 4th Monday of the Month from January to April.

LaGrange College Office of Alumni and Community Relations, 706.880.8244 or email at 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu, www.lagrange.edu, Lecture is no cost: Dutch Treat is served in the dining hall following the lecture.

Friday, September 29, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Senior Expo

Educational Presentations Health Screenings Entertainment Lunch Grand Prize FOR Troup County Seniors

Callaway Auditorium at West Georgia Technical College on Fort Drive

Registration: 8:30 am Event: 9 am – 1 pm, Contact Information: Debbie Jones Vernon Woods Retirement Community 706-812-2843

Friday, September 29, 7:00 PM

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ have announced a very special, full-band tour in support of their first album as a duo, ‘TajMo’ (5/5, Concord). ‘TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band’ will see the two blues legends share the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime night of music. Sweetland Amphitheatre 110 Smith St. LaGrange,

Contact Information: Keyal Loveland 706-298-7411, Tickets available at www.sweetland.events/events-tickets/

Friday, September 29, 7:30 PM

We Teach AND Perform!

The Point Fine Arts faculty kicks off the 2017-2018 academic year presenting selections from their musical careers.

Scott Fine Arts Performance Hall, West Point, Admission is FREE

Saturday, September 30, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

National Public Lands Day

Open to all members of the community who enjoy the lake and its valuable resources. Please join us for a day of good environmental stewardship by working together to clean up West Point Lake and provide suitable habitat for our native wildlife. Come join us for the day or camp for the weekend. Registration is required for all participants. Providing Free 2 night camping to registered groups and families. Bring your pontoon boats! Check-in Date: Friday, 29 September, Check-out Date: Sunday, 1 October

Location: Holiday Campground, 954 Abbottsford Road, LaGrange,

Please contact Park Ranger Rebecca Fink at 706-645-6113 or rebecca.m.fink@usace.army.mil, www.facebook.com/westpointlake.usace

Saturday, September 30, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kiwanis Club of LaGrange Annual Sporting Clays

Support the Youth of Troup County by joining in on this great activity. All funds raised will go to the Jack Tate Scholarship Fund and the West Georgia Technical College Scholarship Program. Kevin Millwood will be competing and supporting the event. He will be signing bats and baseballs for the winning teams. You can participate by competing individually, sponsoring a team or simply donating. Lunch will be provided for those participating. Non-shooting guests are welcome to enjoy lunch and other festivities for $15 per person. http://lagrange.kiwanisone.org/Page/7994?event=105470

Location: Red Oak Plantation, Gay, GA, Contact Information: Jerry Johnson (706) 883-6670 Libby Willingham (706) 884-3339

Saturday, September 30, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival Tower Trail 5K Walk/Run

Experience Hogansville on a beautiful fall morning as you run or walk a 5K route along the Tower Trail, past the historic homes on Oak Street, through downtown Main Street, and around one of Hogansville’s oldest residential neighborhoods. Prizes are awarded to race winners in age categories. Part of the annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, which is a fundraiser for the Hogansville Charitable Trust. www.hummingbirdfestival.com

Hogansville Elementary School, 611 E. Main Street Hogansville

Registration/Check-in 8:00 a.m. Race Start – 9:00 a.m.

Contact Information: service@wmandmary.com

Fees/Admission: $15 through 9/20/17 $20 after 9/20/17 $10 Children under 12

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Paint The Town Pink and HOPE for a Day Walk

It’s the 12th year of Paint The Town Pink, when WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and Breast Friends for Life bring together the medical community, breast cancer patients and survivors, caregivers and supporters to educate men and women about breast cancer and provide the community education on women’s health issues. The 10-mile HOPE for a Day Walk through downtown LaGrange from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. raises money to fund mammograms and other necessary breast cancer screenings and to provide financial assistance for patients’ personal expenses through their treatment period. This year’s theme is “Peace, Hope and Love.”

Lafayette Square, LaGrange, Contact Information: Mary Ann Hodnett, (706) 812-2191 or hodnettma@wghealth.org

October 1-2

Ely Callaway Golf Event to benefit WellStar West Georgia Hospice

Now in its 22nd year, the Ely Callaway Golf Event has raised more than $1 million to support West Georgia Hospice’s in its efforts to provide the very best end-of-life care for the patients it is privileged to serve. With fierce competition, generous prizes, a PGA tour or club professional on each team, and a complimentary Junior Clinic, this two-day golf event is one of the most eagerly anticipated tournaments of the year! Several sponsorship and giving levels are available.

Highland Country Club, LaGrange, Contact Information: Tammy Forbus, (706) 845-3962 or forbust@wghealth.org

Tuesday, October 3, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cosmetic Cocktail Hour

Join Us for Our Fall Cosmetic Cocktail Hour FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE EVENT Get 50% Off* Laser Treatments Pre-Paid and Scheduled During the Event. Learn about laser treatment options that can help turn back the clock on fine lines/wrinkles, fight acne scarring and get rid of unwanted hair or skin discoloration with little social downtime. DRINKS, FOOD & FUN Bring a Friend for an Extra Raffle Ticket! Event is FREE, but you must RSVP by September 25: http://bit.ly/DICocktailHour

Location: DERMATOLOGY INSTITUTE 1075 Lafayette Parkway, Suite 240 LaGrange,

Dermatology Institute: 770-400-8400 www.derminstitutemd.com

Friday, October 6, 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

2nd Annual Troup County Board of REALTORS® Golf Tournament Fundraiser

This is the annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser hosted by the Troup County Board of REALTORS®. All proceeds benefit the TCBOR and the charities they support throughout the year. Lunch begins at 11:30a sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and shotgun start begins at 1:00p. DEADLINE to register TEAMS, INDIVIDUALS or SPONSORS is Sept. 8. The Fields Golf Club @257 S. Smith Rd., LaGrange,

Lunch @11:30a / Shotgun Start @1:00p

Contact Information: Mandy Brown – 706/884-2600, www.tcbor.com

Saturday, October 7, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Junior Service League Attic Sale

Join us for the 2017 Attic Sale at Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Drive, LaGrange.

Pre-Sale October 6, 6pm-8pm $5.00 Entry (items price and a half)

October 7 – 8:00am Early Bird, $5.00 Entry – 8:30am-1:00pm, $1.00 Entry

Contact Information: Jennifer Wallace jennifer.wallace@gartner.com 407-496-5990 (cell)

Thursday, October 12, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Free Social Security Seminar

Confused about Social Security??? Join Summer Parmer Deal and Aaron Mabon from True North Investments for a free Social Security Seminar at the Chamber of Commerce, 111 Bull Street, to learn more about your options. Dinner (THU) or Lunch (FRI) will be ser

LaGrange native and singer/songwriter Pat Alger is set to perform in his hometown of LaGrange as a part of the Songwriter Series sponsored by ExploreGeorgia.org.

Pat Alger, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, wrote Hal Ketchum’s timeless hit, “Small Town Saturday Night” about his hometown of LaGrange. Before that big hit, he toured with the Everly Brothers for four years as the opening act.

Alger went on to write big hits for many of country music’s top artists, including Hal Ketchum, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Dolly Parton, Kathy Mattea, and Peter, Paul, & Mary.

Some of the popular songs he’s written also include Garth Brooks’ “Unanswered Prayers”, “The Thunder Rolls”, and Trisha Yearwood’s “Like We Never Had a Broken Heart” among others.

Alger will hold be performing with two other Georgia songwriters Savannah native Tony Arate and Dublin native EG Kight as a part of the ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series.

LaGrange is one of six cities participating in this series.

The three songwriters will be performing together at LaGrange College’s West Side Recital Hall Friday, October 27th.  Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door.

The intimate concert features the artists sharing the stage and playing off of one another as they take turns sharing their songs and the stories behind them.

Doors open at 7pm and the show will begin at 8pm.

The intimate concert features the artists sharing the stage and playing off of one another as they take turns sharing their songs and the stories behind them.


“We launched the ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series last year as a component of our ‘Year of Georgia Music’ promotional campaign, but it generated so much enthusiasm that we decided to bring it back to six new cities this year,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

“These intimate performances give audiences an opportunity to experience homegrown artists sharing the stage, playing off one another and spotlighting their songs and the stories behind them.”

For more information on the ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series you can go to www.ExploreGeorgia.org/songwriter-series.

ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriters Series Picture from left to right: Pat Alger, Tony Arata, & EG Kight.

Pat Alger picture courtesy Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Contact: Emily Murray, Georgia Department of Economic Development, (404) 962-4078 or emurray@georgia.org.

Callaway Resort & Gardens will host the 15th annual Ida Cason Callaway Foundation (ICCF) Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.  Proceeds from the tournament, co-title sponsored by Callaway Golf® and Odyssey Golf®, enable the ICCF to share the wonders of nature with thousands of schoolchildren by providing funds for diverse environmental programs available at the Gardens.

This tournament celebrates the great spirit of the Gardens’ founder, Cason J. Callaway, who believed that golf should be a pleasant experience in beautiful surroundings as well as a fun way to introduce children to nature.

“If you are looking for a great afternoon of golf, food, entertainment and enjoying a beautiful Fall day in nature, find your team and sign up.  This is a relaxing but competitive tournament in which teams and individuals will want to participate – ask any past participant and they’ll tell you it’s an event worth attending,” said Wyatt Detmer, director of golf at Callaway.

Teams will receive a bevy of goods with entry into this can’t-miss event:

* Competition round on your choice of Mountain View or Lake View courses, plus a Thursday or Saturday bonus round
* $200 Callaway Golf Gift Package per player
*  Pre-round Skills Challenge on Twin Oaks Practice Facility
* Lunch on the driving range
* Closest-to-the-pin contests, great door prizes and raffle
* Access to demo clubs, TrackMan® launch monitor session and the Callaway Golf® Merchandise Tent
* Awards ceremony and reception
* Complimentary beverage cart during round

Teams will compete in a scramble on either the challenging Mountain View Course, 12 time site of the PGA Tour’s® Buick Challenge, or the more scenic Lake View Course.

Proceeds from the event go to the biggest winners:  the students who receive the opportunity to experience the educational and horticultural programs of the Gardens.  In addition to a host of programs and initiatives, the not-for-profit foundation hosts more than 30,000 schoolchildren in the Gardens each year, provides internships for college students and supports Callaway’s acclaimed Birds of Prey program.

Tournament day registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a luncheon to follow.  Shotgun starts on both the Mountain View and Lake View courses will begin at 1 p.m.

Registration fee is $1,200 per four-person team. This event will fill up fast so sign up today – CLICK HERE for registration form or contact Sandy McKeen at 1.844.227.6073 or smckeen@callawaygardens.com.

Corporate sponsorship packages are available at the Bronze ($2,500), Gold ($5,000) and Platinum ($10,000) levels.  For information, CLICK HERE for registration form or contact Sandy McKeen at 1.844.227.6073 or smckeen@callawaygardens.com.

With a Friday tournament, find a group of golfers and make a weekend of it! Overnight accommodations are available – call 1.800.463.6990 for reservations. Enter or mention Rate Code ICCF for discounted participant rates.

Callaway Resort & Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.


Taylor 2

Modern American Dance

Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 pm

Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Mr. Taylor worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests as well as teaches and provides community outreach. Mr. Taylor looked back to the 1954 origins of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for his style who perform his work throughout the world.

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