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Town Hall Meetings with Mayor Jim Thornton

Thursday, March 8th 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Hollis Hand Elementary School, 641 Country Club Rd, LaGrange

Monday, March 12th 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Berta Weathersbee School, 1200 Forrest Avenue, LaGrange

Thursday, March 15th 6:00-8:00 p.m. – William Griggs Recreation Center, 716 Glenn Robertson Drive, LaGrange

Tuesday, March 20th 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Division of Family and Children Services Building, 1220 Hogansville Road, LaGrange

March 8, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

LaGrange Mall-Color For A Cause

Participating organizations are provided a mural and given two hours to color. Guest judges will select the most creative mural to win a prize donation and the murals will be uploaded to www.wecolorforacause.com for the community to vote for their favorite to be displayed in the Mall. Throughout the evening, shoppers can participate by showing their receipt to earn a point for a participating organization. Color for a Cause donates $1 for each point earned and the organization with the most points receives an additional prize donation. Participating organizations include: Calumet Center for Hearing and Attachment, Circles of Troup County, Department of Family and Children Services, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Harmony House, LaGrange High Red Cross Club, LaGrange Memorial Library, LaGrange/Troup County Humane Society, LaGrange/Troup County Parkinson’s Support Group, March of Dimes, Theta Xi Omega, Troup County Prevention Coalition Youth Advisory Board and Twin Cedars Therapeutic Foster Care. www.wecolorforacause.com, Donna Powell, LaGrange Mall, 706/760-6991

March 9 – 11

Lafayette Ballet Company: Wizard of Oz


The classic story of Dorothy’s journey to Oz is portrayed by The Lafayette Ballet Company and students of the Lafayette Center for Dance. This colorful and dynamic production will entertain audiences of all ages. Troup High School Fine Arts Building, March 9th at 7pm, March 10th at 2pm and 7pm, March 11th at 2pm. LSPA Business Office 706-882-9909

March 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Vegetable Gardening Workshop


Join gardening expert David Chambers for a hands-on workshop on planning and caring for a successful vegetable garden at home. Participants will be provided a cell pack of vegetable plants and assorted seed catalogs. $30 per person. Call 706-882-3242 or email info@hillsanddales.org to register.

March 10, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

West Georgia Choral Arts Festival


Join us for the third annual West Georgia Choral Arts Festival at Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College.

Choral groups will include choirs from Point University, LaGrange College, Voices of the Valley Children’s Chorus, Faithful Hearts Women’s Ensemble, LaFayette Christian School, Phi Mu Alpha Men’s Chorus from Columbus State University, The MasterChorale from Newnan and the host choir, The Choral Society of West Georgia.

The clinician for the 2018 concert will be Dr. Michelle Herring-Folta, Professor of Music Education at Columbus State University and director of the Voices of the Valley Children’s Chorus. Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College. Contact Information: Choral Society of West Georgia – Bettie Biggs, Artistic Director, 706-882-2734.

The Concert is free and open to the public as a gift to the community from the Choral Society of West Georgia.

March 11, 5:30 PM

Harpeth Rising


Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com

March 14, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

LaGrange Woman’s Club Barbecue

The LaGrange Woman’s Club will hold its annual Barbecue at Bellevue. The barbecue is provided by Hog Heaven in LaGrange. Homemade cookies will be provided in the meal. Tickets are $10. You may purchase a ticket from a Woman’s Club member or by calling Bellevue at (706) 884-1832. All proceeds go toward the preservation and maintenance of Bellevue. The Bellevue House, 204 Ben Hill Street, LaGrange

March 15 – 24

Lafayette Theatre Academy’s: The Last Queen of Wonderland


One hundred and fifty years after Lewis Carroll wrote about Wonderland, a young woman named Lacie discovers an impossible family secret: it’s all real. In search of her sister who has been missing for a year, she travels through the looking glass with Carroll’s books as her guide. She must navigate a strange and dangerous world to rescue her sister before they both get trapped in Wonderland forever. LSPA Business Office 706-882-9909

March 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Decoupage Eggs Workshop


Join Sue Stewart for a fun workshop on decoupaging eggs perfect for the Easter season. Participants will create their own eggs to adorn their Easter table. All supplies will be provided. $35 per person. Call 706-882-3242 or email info@hillsanddales.org to register.

March 20, 7:30 PM

Embrace LIFE


The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra welcomes the LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra for a traditional side-by-side performance. The LaGrange High School Chorus will join the symphony to present Mozart’s Requiem, a reminder not so much of death but of the immeasurable importance of life and those with whom we share it in our world. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College, Raylene Carter Executive Director 706-882-0662

March 24, 7:30 PM

Pure Life presents Kurt Thomas with guest Barry Waldrep


Kurt has opened for some of the biggest names in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, LeAnn Rimes, Zac Brown, Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Gary Alan. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com

March 25, 6:30 PM

OUR FATHER Easter Cantata


A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer by Choir and Orchestra

Location: First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad Street


March 26, 10:00 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.

Location: LaGrange College Dickson Assembly Room in Turner Hall; please park behind Sunny Gables Alumni House and shuttle over on the LaGrange College bus

Contact Information: LaGrange College Alumni Office and Community Relations 706.880.8244 or email at 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu

March 27, 7:00 PM

LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Spring Concert


The LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a spring concert with guest appearances by the LaGrange Symphony Youth String Ensemble, Starter Strings and musicians from the Strings Attached after-school program. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College. Contact Information: Raylene Carter, Executive Director, 706-882-0662

March 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Easter Egg Hunt and Prayer Walk


Community Easter Egg Hunt for children 1 through 5th Grades and Stations of the Cross after the Hunt for all sponsored by First United Methodist Church of LaGrange.

The field behind St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, West Haralson Street. jeanne@lagrangefumc.org

Now – March 27

Grief 101

A six week class to help adults develop coping skill and share insight on the grief journey. Refreshments and materials are provided.

West Georgia Hospice, 706-845-3905

Now – May 19

Toward Abstraction: Selected Paintings by Lamar Dodd”


“Toward Abstraction: Selected Paintings by Lamar Dodd,” paintings from the permanent collection of Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College. Lamar Dodd Art Center, Gallery open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekday when classes are in session.

Now – April 24

Bridge lessons

Bridge lessons for basic standard American bridge bidding for beginners or someone wanting to get back into Bridge. Location: Bellevue, 204 Ben Hill, LaGrange. Contact Information: Valerie Cardwell at Bellevue at 706-884-1832 or Myrtice Alcock at 706-812-3865. Fees/Admission: $75.00. A portion of the cost will go to support Bellevue, our only National Historic treasure in LaGrange

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