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Point University Homecoming Celebration

Join with businesses in West Point to show your support to Point University students and visiting alumni by participating in the 80th Homecoming celebration. Create a business banner or decorate your storefront to show your Skyhawk pride to welcome alumni and friends visiting the area. Banners need to be displayed on businesses by Monday, October 16th. For details, contact Chris Beirne at Chris.Beirne@point.edu or 706-385-1120.

October 5 – November 2

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Ballroom Dance Lessons 5 week session, $100. per couple, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Contact Information: Cody Wayne Foot 334-663-2408

Fees/Admission: $100 per couple for the 5 week session- The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone:(706) 883-1681

October 5 – December 28

Line Dance Class

Intermediate/Advanced Line Dance Class. Lead by Mark Richardson. Open to Adults 55+. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Thursdays from 1 p – 2 p, No Class on Thurs. 11/23/17 – Contact Information: 706-883-1681

October 5-8 & 19-21

Little Women the Musical

LaGrange College Musical Theatre presents Little Women the musical book by Allan Knee music by Jason Howland lyrics by Mindi Dickstein based on the novel by Lousia May Alcott. Directed by Kim Barber Knoll Conducted by Toni Anderson

LaGrange College Price Theatre, www.lagrange.edu, Box Office 706.800.8080 or priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu

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)

Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Comedy Variety Show – Flying Giants

We are excited to introduce our first comedy night and would love patron feedback as we explore more entertainment options for Pure Life Studios. Let’s have some fun. Come laugh and holler for Flying Giants. A little risque so leave the little ones at home. Flying Giants is a comedy team out of Atlanta who perform various comedy routines such as stand up, improv (think Whose Line Is It Anyway) and sketch comedy (think SNL). Pure Life Studios 206 Clark St. LaGrange, in the Hillside Community

Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm

706.443.4838 www.purelifelagrange.com/new-events

October 8 – 29

Parenting Seminar w/ Paul David Tripp

Based on his award-winning and best-selling book, Parenting, Paul Tripp will be speaking to us about our daily and active parenting. During this encouraging and refreshing event, Paul Tripp will offer much more than a to-do list. Childcare is provided. Continental Breakfast is also provided. 885 Callaway Church Rd, LaGrange

Four Sundays beginning October 8th & ending October 29th. Each morning begins at 8:45 am and ends at 10:00 am. Contact Information: Office: 706.884.3150 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parenting-seminar-with-paul-david-tripp-tickets-38217052232

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

Friday, October 13, 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 served, Please RSVP on our website www.tninvestments.com/events or by calling Summer Deal or Aaron Mabon 706-223-0073.

Thursday, October 12, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Our Children Our Future

This Fundraiser for Safe Families for Children will give you a wonderful chance to learn about our program and the concept of Biblical Hospitality.

Callaway Conference Center, West Georgia Technical College

Contact Information: Candi Gibson, cgibson@twincedars.org, www.twincedars.org

Single Ticket: $40.00 Table: $320.00

Friday, October 13, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Catfish Dinner

Catfish Dinner with all the trimmings. BINGO and small prize games. Purchase or reserve your ticket(s) by 1:00 p.m. 10/13/17 Open to Adults of All Ages Karaoke starts at 3 p.m. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone:(706) 883-1681

Fees/Admission: $7.00 per person Must be 18 yrs. or older to attend.

Friday, October 13, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance featuring Mike Skipper Band. Open to Adults of All Ages (18+) Come dance the Tango, Waltz, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, Rumba and many more! Complimentary Dance Lesson begins at 7:00 p.m. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681 Fees/Admission: $20.00 per couple

Friday, October 13, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Jeff Black

Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange, in the Hillside Community. 706.443.4838, www.purelifelagrange.com/new-events, $20

Saturday, October 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hummingbird Festival “HOWL”-O-WEEN Dog Parade in Downtown Hogansville

Parade your Pooch through downtown Hogansville. Contests for Best Costume, Best Kisser, Best Behaved and Most Resembling Owner. The parade begins and ends at Calvin Hipp Veterans Memorial Park on East Main Street. Free of charge for participants! Registration at 10:00 AM; Parade begins at 11:00 AM.

All dogs who participate will need to be on a leash and have proof of vaccinations.

Call 706-957-9338 for more information, www.hummingbirdfestival.com/hummingbird-festival-events

Saturday, October 14, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Leggin’ It For Literacy 5K & Fun Run

17th Annual CLCP Leggin’ It for Literacy 5K & Fun Run. Come run downtown when the sun goes down. Tot trot, games for children, free popcorn, college football on big screen TV. Proceeds support literacy resouces and awareness. Join in the fun to help make EDUCATION the BUZZ word in our community. All registered participants will receive Country’s BBQ sandwich and sweet tea at finish line. Registration options include a dri-fit t-shirt. Church Street beside First Baptist Church – 5:30 Registration opens 7:00 Tot Trot 7:15 Zumba warm up 7:30 1 Mile start 7:35 5K start

Contact Information: Debbie Burdette debbie.burdette@westgatech.edu Facebook TroupCLCP

Saturday, October 14, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Telluride MountainFilm Festival

MountainFilm screens feature documentaries on environmental issues, epic adventures, eye-opening politics and humanitarian causes, and also plays short gems and rare films. These films come out of the Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

Recital Hall West Side Building LaGrange College, Contact Information: Ann Sellman 706 880-8351 www.lagrange.edu

Sunday. October 15, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Azalea Storytelling Festival: Stories in the Gardens

Held in the pecan grove at historic Hills & Dales, this family-friendly event features a storyteller to entertain guests as they relax on the lawn. Hills & Dales, 1916 Hills & Dales Drive, LaGrange, Call 706-882-9909 or email us at lspageneral@lsparts.org, lsparts.org

Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 PM

Holden On: Movie+Music+Art

Sweetland Amphitheatre and IAMHOLDENON will partner to provide a community screening of Tamlin Hall’s award-winning feature film, “Holden On”, on Wednesday, October 18th. Showtime is 8:00 PM

This fun-filled event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will include live music from CBDB, art walk, lawn games, food vendors, local craft beer and wine, and culminate in the screening of HOLDEN ON. $2 suggested cash donation per person. T-shirts are available for purchase prior to the event online: http://www.iamholdenon.org/store/

Thursday, October 19, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Michael Kitchens

Join us to hear Michael Kitchens, author of Ghost of Grandeur: Georgia’s Lost Antebellum Homes and Plantations, present a lecture on the over ninety Georgia Antebellum structures discussed in his well-researched book.

Location: Hills & Dales Visitor Center, 1916 Hills and Dales Drive

Fees/Admission: $20 for TCHS Members $25 for Non-Members

Thursday, October 19, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival Kick-Off Party and Silent Auction

Everyone in the community is invited to this annual gala event, held at the beautiful Victoria Belle Mansion. Tickets are $65 per person, which is a tax deductible contribution to the Hogansville Charitable Trust (a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit). Your ticket includes an incredible spread of chef-prepared salad, entrees, sides, and desserts by Tulla White Cuisine and Catering. Plus, there is an open bar of soft drinks, beer, and wine, and first class service by the Victoria Belle staff.

The Vintage White Barn at Victoria Belle Mansion, 602 E. Main Street, Hogansville

Call 706-333-2520 or service@wmandmary.com

Friday, October 20, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tom Duckett Golf Tournament

The Tom Duckett Golf Tournament celebrates the life of LaGrange College class of 1968 graduate who was a pilot before being declared MIA in Vietnam. The tournament benefits student-athletes at the college.

Highland Country Club, Contact Information: Willie Maddox via Lauren Lovin email lmlovin1@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8039, $125.00 per player or $500 per team of four

Friday, October 20, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Flash Back Friday

Live Music*Food Trucks* Corn Hole Music begins at 8:00 am with The Reasons Why, songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s (classic rock and Motown) www.sweetland.events

Contact Information: This event is open to the public. Sweetland Amphitheatre 706.298.7411 Sponsored by LaGrange College as part of Homecoming Weekend 706.880.8244 alumni@lagrange.edu

October 20 – 22

LaGrange College Homecoming

Help LaGrange College welcome their Alumni Home on this annual weekend. The weekend will kick off on Friday night with Panther Palooza VII uptown and tailgating with reunions before the football game on Saturday. LaGrange College Campus and Downtown. Contact Information: Martha Pirkle or Leslie Sebaugh, Alumni and Community Relations, 706.880.8244 alumni@lagrange.edu

Friday, October 20, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Point University Homecoming – Fine Arts performances

Fine Arts groups join to welcome home alumni, family, and community friends. There will be designated “sing- along” aspects of the program presented in the three identical concerts. Scott Fine Arts Center Performance Hall at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., & 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 21, 1:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Point University Homecoming Game & Festival

Come cheer on the Skyhawks as they defeat conference rival, the St. Andrews University Knights. Kickoff at 1:30pm, at Ram Stadium in Valley, AL. After the game, attend the 80th Homecoming Festival in West Point River Park from 5-9 PM. Enjoy live music, food trucks, kayaks in the Chattahoochee by GLL Marine, Touch-a-Truck: Fire Engine, Ambulance, and Squad car and more!

Saturday, October 21, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival ’17

The second annual Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival is an outdoor festival featuring breweries from across the southeast and beyond on Sweetland Amphitheatre’s Great Lawn in historic downtown LaGrange. The festival features great live music, local food vendors, lawn games, a SEC football viewing area & more. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate, and $10 for music only. VIP Parking tickets are available for $10.00. Tickets available at www.sweetland.events/events-tickets/. Sweetland Amphitheatre, 110 Smith St. LaGrange, Contact Information: Keyal Loveland 706-298-7411 www.sweetland.events

October 21 – 22

Bike MS 2017 Peach Ride

Bike MS, the largest cycling fundraising series in the nation, comes to LaGrange for the 31st Annual Bike MS Peach Ride! 30, 60 and 100 mile route options for all levels of cycling experience. Join us in Downtown LaGrange for a 2-Day celebration of cycling for a cure for MS. More information at bikeMSgeorgia.org

Contact Information: Elaine Pulk Bike Manager 678-534-3588

October 21 – 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival

Join us for the 20th Annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival. Enjoy over 100 arts & crafts vendors’ handmade products as well as an art competition, exhibits & demonstrations. Open Storefronts, Antiques, International Food Court, Music, Entertainment & Children’s activities and 5K Run. Kick-off party and silent auction at beautiful Victoria Belle Mansion on Thursday, Oct. 19. www.hummingbirdfestival.com

Main Street, Historic Downtown Hogansville Contact Information: 706-333-2520

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday Night Dance

Join us for a night of fun featuring Jimmy Smith and the New River Band Open to Adults of All Ages (18+) Come enjoy a live band, fun and fellowship! The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone:(706) 883-1681 $6.00 per person

October 23 – November 3

Winter Athletics Registration

Troup County Parks and Recreation Winter Registration begins October 23rd! This season we are offering Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Cheerleading, Golf, Tennis, Ballet, Karate and Swim Team. Age group varies by activity. To register go to www.trouprec.org and click on the Register Now link or visit the Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 706-883-1670

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

First Choice Women’s Center Fundraising Dinner

Join us at Del’avant for the annual fundraising dinner to benefit First Choice Women’s Center, our local pregnancy center. Contact Information: Michelle Thompson, 706-884-3833, www.lagrangepregnancy.com

October 26 – 28

Farce of Habit

The absurdly funny sequel to 2015’s “Farce of Nature.”

New Horizon Community Theatre, Thursday, October 26 – 8:00 PM Friday, October 27 – 8:00 PM Saturday, October 28 – 2:00 PM Saturday, October 28 – 8:00 PM

Contact Information: www.nhct.org, info@nhct.org 706/518-6234 (Tickets) 706/643-7529 (info)

October 27 & 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00

Mystery in our History: Ghostly Walking Tours

Enjoy a walk through the spookier side of Historic LaGrange. Historian-led tours will begin at Legacy Museum and travel along a route where one never knows who they might meet. The family-friendly tours will encounter actors who will bring to life the mysteries of LaGrange’s history. Tours will feature indoor and outdoor appearances, cover just over a half mile on flat ground, and include a companion booklet and refreshments. Legacy Museum 136 Main St LaGrange, www.mysteryinourhistory.eventbrite.com, $12 General Admission $10 TCHS members and students

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Chili Cook Off at Sweetland

Enjoy sampling a variety of chili and voting for your favorite at downtown LaGrange’s annual event. Located on the great lawn at Sweetland, chili competitors from the community compete to be the best! This family friendly event also features free activities for children ages 12 & under, including fall festival games 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, children’s costume contest from 1:00 to 2:00 pm/ register for costume contest in the Boyd Pavilion from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and Trick or Treating in Sweetland’s west parking lot 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Sweetland Amphitheatre’s great lawn, Contact Information: Barbie Watts 706-298-4534 www.downtownlagrange.com

Saturday, October 28, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Phantoms of the Organ

Join us on for our 2nd Annual “Spooktacular” concert featuring local organists, the often unsung heroes of the consul.  This event, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, is underwritten by the Choral Society and is free and open to the public.    Stay as little or as long as you like at this family-friendly event!

Contact Information: Choral Society of West Georgia – Bettie Biggs, Artistic Director, 706-882-2734, www.cswg.weebly.com

Saturday, October 28, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Eliot Bronson

Embraced for his 2014 self-titled album by the likes of CMT Edge, Country Weekly, Guitar World, Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, Acoustic Guitar Magazine and more, Paste Magazine called Bronson and his music “an Americana gem” and “a poetic blend of urban coffee house and outskirts-of-town saloon.” Bop n Jazz upped that ante by heralding him as “maybe the best singer/songwriter since Dylan.”

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange in the Hillside Community

Contact Information: 706.443.4838, www.purelifelagrange.com/new-events, $20

Tuesday, October 31, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Halloween Dance

Live DJ will provide a variety of music for this fun event. Wear your best costume! Open to Adults 55+ Light Refreshments Provided, The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681

November 4, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Sarah Potenza

www.purelifelagrange.com/new-events/

“Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop” Rolling Stone After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com

November 6 – 8

Fall Conference: “Christmas Through The Eyes of Mary and Joseph”

www.biblicalhistorycenter.com

The guiding narrative will be LK 2:19 – “Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” Attendees will consider how the Gospel writers indicated Mary and Joseph reflected on the unusual events around them in order to discern God’s guidance in their lives. The conference lectures will examine how recent archaeological discoveries and the richness of First Century Judaism help better interpret the events of their lives. Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange

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