Senoia Optimist Club Sponsors Barbecue on October 17th
The Senoia Optimist Club, “Friend of Youth”, will host its fall barbecue on Saturday, October 17th, at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg’s Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café.
The barbecue will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. or until the club sells out – whichever comes first. Pre-sale orders can be made with any member of the Senoia Optimist Club – especially for those customers who will be unable to make it to the barbecue on the October 17th. Prices remain as follows: Gallon of Stew = $25.00; Quart of Stew = $8.00; Pound of BBQ pork = $9.00; and a Plate with beverage = $8.00. If necessary, please contact Senoia Optimists Phil Downey (770-833-9242) or Tony Bell (302-981-4794) for assistance. You may also send your questions or pre-sale orders via email to email@example.com.
Richard Thompson of Newnan will again prepare the food for the Senoia Optimists’ fund raiser. Mr. Thompson’s affiliations include “Papa’s Smokehouse” restaurant and SonRise Baptist Church barbecues in Newnan.
Funds from the barbecue will be used by the Senoia club to help with its many service projects that reach out to the local youth and to the community. Included among the club’s activities are two high school scholarships, Youth Fingerprinting, Respect for Law, Youth Appreciation, the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, the Senoia Area Blood Drives, the Optimist Oratorical contest, and the Optimist Essay contest.
The Optimist Club of Senoia is part of an international organization whose motto is “Friend of Youth”. Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.
To learn more about Optimist International, visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.
Guests are welcomed at the Senoia Optimist Club’s meetings that are normally scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. on the 1st Thursday (at Matt’s Smalltown Pizza) and the 3rd Thursday (at Katie Lou’s Cafe) of each month. Details are often posted on the club’s Facebook page (“Senoia Optimist Club”).
Special Chamber Events
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Chamber Early Bird Breakfast
Join us for the Early Bird Breakfast on October 13, as we welcome Ric Dillon, CEO of Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc.
Mr. Dillon, a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1982, has been with Diamond Hill since its founding in 2000. Diamond Hill is an independent investment management firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio that provides investment management services to institutions and individuals through mutual funds, separate accounts, exchange traded funds, and private investment funds.
Please join United Way of West Georgia’s Merry Market for coffee and networking in the McLellan Parlor prior to the breakfast. Breakfast will be provided by Tulla White Cuisine & Catering.
Register online at http://business.lagrangechamber.com/events/details/early-bird-breakfast-october-2015-1853. You may also call 706-884-7671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To guarantee your seat and receive advance registration discount, please submit by October 9.
Wednesday, October 14, 8:00 AM
Digital Marketing Boot Camp
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) presents Digital Marketing Boot Camp at the Callaway Conference Center. This class is designed specifically for small business owners who want to learn how to integrate technology and marketing in the digital space to increase profits and gain customers.
For just $49, you get a full day of interactive sessions and networking lunch. UGA SBDC digital marketing experts from around the state will show you how to:
- Optimize your website and make search engines work for your business
- Use social media to cultivate brand ambassadors
- Get your business online securely
- Tap into the mobile marketplace
- Understand and navigate the world of paid online advertising
- Use photos and video to promote your products and educate your customers.
You may register online at, or call 706.884.8671, or e-mail email@example.com today to secure your spot. You can learn more here: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/digital-marketing-bootcamp/
Monday, October 12, 6:00 pm
Hear from candidates for LaGrange City Council. Held at Del’avant, 141 Main Street, LaGrange.
Friday, October 9, 4:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting – Body Control Studio
Holly Prather with invites you to join her for a ribbon cutting at her new location. Body Control Studio is located at 220 Main Street, LaGrange.
Thursday, October 15, 4:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting – GO Realty
101 Corporate Plaza Drive
October 8 – 11, 17, 18
Chicago The Musical – LaGrange College Theater Department
Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, this legendary musical is set in the ‘jazz-hot’ 20s where two merry murderesses compete for a lasting moment in the spotlight. https://www.lagrange.edu/academics/theatre-arts/index.html
Price Theater, 304 Forrest Ave. LaGrange, firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 880-8080
Friday, October 9, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
LaGrange College Panther Palooza V
Panther Palooza V takes over Downtown LaGrange. Sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Downtown Development Authority and featuring the American Rolling Stones tribute band The U.S. Stones beginning at 7:30. For more details, www.lagrange.edu , alumni @lagrange.edu or 706-880-8244
Saturday, October 10, 7:45 AM
2nd Annual Hogansville Tower Trail Run
The 2nd Annual Hogansville Tower Trail Run is part of the Hummingbird Festival Activities. It is a fundraiser for the Hogansville Tower Trail and Hogansville Charitable Trust. Register at http://www.active.com/hogansville-ga/running/trail-run-races/hogansville-tower-trail-run-walk-5k-2015?int=
Saturday, October 10, 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Whoooo’s in your Neighborhood
Join us in the Violet Classroom at Callaway Discovery Center as we explore the amazing world of owls including the habitats of Eastern Screech Owls, Barred Owls, and Great-horned Owls, and meet a living representative of each species. www.callawaygardens.com
Saturday, October 10, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Beginning Geocaching Callaway Gardens
Join us in the Lily Classroom at the Callaway Discovery Center and learn the ins and outs of this high-tech scavenger hunt. Using GPS units and clues you search for hidden treasures. You may leave mementos, give others clues or even try to make it harder for the next searcher. www.callawaygardens.com
Saturday, October 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Planning & Planting a Perennial Garden
Lanie Riner with Thunderwood Farms Nursery will share her knowledge and guests will leave with several perennials to add to their garden. Register by calling 706-882-3242. www.hillsanddales.org
Sunday, October 11, 2:00 PM – 4: 00 PM, Gates close at 2:15 PM
Stories in the Garden featuring Andy Orfutt Irwin
Hills & Dales Estate is pleased to present an afternoon of family storytelling featuring storyteller, arts educator, singer-songwriter and humorist Andy Orfutt Irwin along with several local tellers. For reservations, 706-882-3242 email@example.com.
Admission is free and reservations are required. www.hillsanddales.org
Monday, October 12, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Learn to use Ancestry.com to find you 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 required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., 706-882-7784 x20 or www.thrl.org.
Monday, October 12, 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. Pre-requisite Microsoft Word Basics. Bring your own laptop with Word installed. Registration required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., 706-882-7784 x20 or www.thrl.org.
Tuesday, October 13, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Vernon Woods Health Fair
This annual event, which offers blood pressure checks and a wide variety of health information, is open to the public. For more information, call Debbie Jones, 706-812-2843. www.vernonwoods.com
Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
GA Department of Transportation Public Hearing Open House
The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a Public Hearing Open House for October 13, 2015. The Public Hearing Open House will be held at Mike Daniel Recreation Center between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 pm. You are invited to attend at your convenience anytime during these hours. If you are unable to attend, you may view our web site at www.dot.ga.gov and click on Partner Smart, Public/Media Center and Public Outreach from the list of Featured Links.
Saturday, October 17, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Archaeology in the Gardens-Callaway Gardens
Come hike in a beautiful area with local archaeologists as your guides and discover the collapsed ruins and abandoned artifacts of old farm houses. This hike will take a scenic route through a forest with century old trees and babbling brooks. This easy, one mile hike is suitable for ages 12 and older. www.callawaygardens.com
Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Aquatic Oasis Workshop
Carleton Wood will share his experience in building a water garden & Koi pond. After the program guests will carpool to visit a completed water garden. 706-882-3242 – www.hillsanddales.org
Saturday, October 17, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
LaGrange Craft Beer Festival
Join us on Main Street for this inaugural event. Tickets must be purchased online in advance of the event. Sample 100 craft beers. Food offerings from LaGrange’s best indie restaurants will be for sale Enjoy live music Benefiting Downtown Beautification projects of the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority. lagrangecraftbeerfestival.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 17, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
CLCP Leggin’ It for Literacy
15th Annual CLCP Leggin’ It For Literacy in Downtown LaGrange. Come glow from head to toe and run downtown when the sun goes down. All registered participants receive t-shirt, Country’s Famous BBQ sandwich and sweet tea. Proceeds support Literacy awareness and provides resources for residents of Troup County. Register now at http://raceroster.com/events/2015/6316/leggin-it-for-literacy-5k-fun-run. Contact Debbie Burdette, 706-756-4645 or Debbie.email@example.com. www.troupclcp.org
October 17 & 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hogansville Hummingbird Festival
Join us for the 18th Annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival and enjoy over 100 arts & crafts vendors’ handmade products as well as an art competition, exhibits, antiques, music, and international food court. Main Street, Historic Downtown Hogansville
Monday, October 19, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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. Registration required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., 706-882-7784 x20 or www.thrl.org.
Monday, October 19, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Intro to Excel
Learn Excel’s basic operations and tools; develop and format a simple worksheet. Bring your own laptop with Excel installed. This is a two part class (October 19 & 26). Registration required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., 706-882-7784 x20 or www.thrl.org.
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Troup County Domestic Violence Task Force and Harmony House invites you to join us in honoring survivors and remembering victims of family abuse and domestic violence remember. The purpose of the event is to remember those lost, celebrate those who have survived and unite our community to end domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Purple is the color that represents us. www.harmonyhousega.org
Thursday, October 22, 10:00 AM
West Georgia Technical College Brand Reveal Event
It’s a new day at West Georgia Technical College! After nearly 10 months of internal development, market research, and an iterative design process, West Georgia Technical College is excited to reveal the results – our new logo and brand.
Please join us at our WGTC LaGrange Campus, 1 College Circle, LaGrange, as we hear a few words from President Steve Daniel, enjoy light refreshments, and usher in a new era of partnership and prosperity at West Georgia Tech!
October 22 – 24
5th Annual Merry Market
United Way Merry Market of LaGrange and our vendors are making a difference for children of Troup County, Georgia by hosting the biggest shopping event of the year.
The event will be staged with a variety of specialty vendors and accented with music, food and delightful entertainment. It is sure to be a shopping event that you will not want to miss. Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Dr. For more information, visit www.merrymarketlagrange.com/ or 706-884-8292.
Saturday, October 24, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Chili Cook Off and Halloween Festival
Sample a variety of chili made by community members and vote for your favorite chili in the competition, while children enjoy fall festival games, trick or treating and the costume contest. Chili tasting tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 3 to 12. Chili Cook Off 11:00 to 2:00 pm Halloween festivities are free for children 12 and under in costume. Children’s Costume contest registration 10:00 am to 12:00 pm [ages 0 – 12 yrs.], Contest 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Fall festival games in Flag Pole Park at corner of Main Street and S. LaFayette Square] 11 to 3:00 pm Contact the DLDA office for more event information and chili contest applications. 706-298-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.downtownlagrange.com
Sunday, October 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
NAACP Annual Freedom Fund and Honor Banquet
ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND and HONOR BANQUET Theme: Unity Throughout the Community with keynote speaker Reverend Dr. Willie T. Edmondson. Tickets are $25. This event is sponsored by the Troup County Branch NAACP. For details, contact Ernest H. Ward 706-302-0345.
October 28 – 29, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Teen Maze is an interactive game in which teens experience REAL consequences to REAL situations they may face during their high school careers. With the help of professionals and community volunteers, teens are encouraged to think before engaging in risky behaviors. Our ultimate goal is for all Troup County teens to have a timely high school graduation without experiencing unnecessary hurdles along the way. Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Drive, LaGrange. For more information, visit Teen Maze at troupcohealth.org or call (706) 298-3650.
Saturday, October 31, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Halloween at the Callaway Family Home
The tradition continues. To participate enter the Hills & Dales Drive entrance gate and staff will direct to the house where costumed children will receive a candy bar. www.hillsanddales.org
Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 PM
LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Concert
Legends of Fire…fiery moments, rich, dark lyricism with a special spark of creativity.
Music includes Beethoven: Prometheus Overture, Mozart: Symphony No. 40, Khachaturian: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, Stravinsky: Firebird Suite. For tickets, www.lagrangesymphony.org, email@example.com or 706-882-0662
Saturday, November 7, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Lily Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center, Discover the joy of basket weaving! This basket boasts a hand carved hardwood oak handle and is perfect for keeping keys, sunglasses, gloves and even mail handy! Weave the basket then use your individual creativity to embellish with natural materials. Suitable for weavers of all experience levels. All basketry materials supplied. Class limited to 6 participants. www.callawaygardens.com
Saturday, November 7, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens
A Callaway Gardens tradition on the first Saturday of every November, the Steeplechase features thoroughbreds racing through woodland surroundings, plus pony rides, a foxhound parade, a hat contest and much more. Steeplechase beneficiaries include the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation and its mission of environmental conservation, education and land stewardship. 855.421.3274 or www.callawaygardens.com
Saturday, November 7, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mommy & Me Jewelry Design
$30 non-member, $25 member Price/set: Necklace & Earrings Ages 5 and up. Spend the morning creating wearable art with your child as you learn the basics of jewelry making. Learn all the techniques necessary to create a necklace and a pair of matching earrings. Wear your new creations and impress your friends by saying, “I made it myself!” www.lagrangeartmuseum.org
Saturday, November 7, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Callaway Gardens Twilight 10K and 5 K
Callaway Gardens Fitness Series is nationally known for its lineup of road races and multi-sport events in a beautiful setting. 855.421.3274 or www.callawaygardens.com
Saturday, November 7, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 8, 3:00 PM
Sons of LaFayette Fall Concert
Come join us for a Fall themed concert of uplifting, encouraging, entertaining music. Presenting special guests Paine College Concert Choir. Be sure to bring your family, friends, next door neighbors and work associates. You are sure to be entertained. www.sonsoflafayette.org, First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad St, LaGrange
West Georgia Worx
Flu season is coming and West Georgia Worx is here to help. West Georgia Worx is again administering the flu vaccine. Contact Robert Carlson at 706-845-3075 or Carlsonr@wghealth.org for more details on the importance of employers vaccinating their workforce against influenza, and how West Georgia Worx can help.
Now – October 27, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Creative Writing: What’s the Story? Connecting Art and Literacy
Gallery lessons and hands-on activities developed around narrative works from art history and from LaGrange Art Museum’s permanent collection provide a wonderful and accessible way for students 8yrs-14yrs with different learning styles to enhance their reading and writing abilities. The program meets GA Standards in language arts, social studies, music, and visual arts. Each student will develop a personal creative writing portfolio. LaGrange Art Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org – www.lagrangeartmuseum.org
Now – October 17
Super Saturdays at the LaGrange Art Museum
Free Family Art Day, every third Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm, spend the afternoon at the LaGrange Art Museum. Families, neighbors, and friends can tour the current exhibit and explore an art activity. Spend the afternoon or just drop in and experience the arts. Sponsored by the Junior Service League of LaGrange. LaGrange Art Museum, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org
October 15 – November 19
Getting Through Grief
Grief support meetings focusing on coping with grief through the holidays, every Thursday for six weeks. Free, loving guidance hosted by Pastor Paul Botica and Pastor Doug Bingham. Please call 706-884-5626 to confirm your attendance as we provide refreshments and materials for anyone wishing to attend. www.hunterallenmyhand.com
In today’s segment, Patrick discusses upcoming films with our favorite film critic, Mr. Jonathan Hickman!
PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (10/05/2015) – Fall is the best time to add plants to your garden to ensure its beauty this Spring and Summer. Guests visiting Callaway Gardens will have the opportunity to purchase an assortment of plants, including many shrubs and perennials. There also will be a limited assortment of garden mums. The Fall Plant Sale will be within the gift shop of the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center and is scheduled to be open through Nov. 1, 2015, or while supplies last.Proceeds from the Center’s sales support the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, owner and operator of Callaway Gardens.
General admission to Callaway Gardens is $20 per adult (ages 13-64); $15 per senior (65+); $10 per child (ages 6-12); and free for children 5 and younger (admission prices include tax). Annual Passholders, with their pass and valid ID can enter the Gardens with up to five guests in the same vehicle for free per day. Members of Military and their spouse receive free admission and half-price for up to four guests.
Callaway 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.
“Barefoot in the Park”
October 8 – 25, 2015
Sundays – 2:30pm
Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds, in every sense of the word, move into a cramped 6th floor Manhattan walk-up after a passionate six-day honeymoon. Impulsive and free spirited, Corie is the opposite of Paul, a straight as an arrow young lawyer, struggling to prove himself in his new career. Eccentric neighbors, an Albanian dinner party, too much Greek uzu, and Corie’s antics playing matchmaker lead to trouble in paradise in this fast paced, witty comedy by acclaimed playwright Neil Simon.
“Barefoot in the Park” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
“Barefoot in the Park”
is intended for adult audiences and it may contain adult language and situations.
Special Chamber Events
Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 PM
Resource Troup Expo – Callaway Conference Center
Please be our guest from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM for business-to-business networking at this year’s 2015 Resource Troup Expo and see why we are WILD about business! Don’t miss this opportunity to make business contacts, enjoy refreshments, and register for great door prizes. Print the invitation at the bottom of this e-mail and bring for FREE ADMISSION to the Expo. Doors open to the public from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Saturday, October 3, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This event is sponsored by the Troup County Board of REALTORS®. Join us for this FREE community-wide event in Lafayette Square in Downtown LaGrange. Visit with the area’s TOP REALTORS®, mortgage lenders, Insurance Agencies, Credit Repair Companies and more to find out how you can own your dream home!! You will receive information on loans, home ownership, and more! So, come on out and enjoy the day with us! Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Moonwalk, Face Painting & FOOD!
Monday, October 5, 4:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting – Legacy Museum on Main Exhibit: Freedom: A History of US
Freedom: A History of US traces the evolution of freedom from our nation’s earliest documents, a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, through Civil Rights movement in 1968. Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main Street, LaGrange http://www.legacymuseumonmain.org/
Inspire your golf game. Watch those committed to making the PGA Tour in 2016 challenge themselves at the PGA Tour’s 2015 Web.com Qualifying School. Stage 1 is at Callaway Gardens on Oct. 4-10.
Golfers new to professional golf, or who didn’t perform well enough this year to qualify for 2016, can attend Qualifying School, or Q-School, as a second chance to qualify. Participants must finish 72 holes of golf, walking the course with caddies, regardless of weather conditions. The public, following appropriate golf etiquette, may attend.
“We are really excited to have this tournament at Callaway Gardens for another Q-School,” said Wyatt Detmer, Callaway Gardens’ director of golf. “Having hosted the PGA Tour’s Buick Challenge 12 times in the Fall, our courses naturally are in great condition during this time of year. After this tournament, we hope everyone comes out to try it for themselves.”
A field of 78 golfers is the maximum that can compete. They must get through Stage 1 to earn a spot enabling them to continue to compete for qualification.
Oct. 4-10, 2015 (see schedule of events below)
Mountain View Golf Course, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
For details, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
8 a.m. Practice Round
Oct. 6-9 (10th if necessary due to rain)
8 a.m. Tee time at #1 and #10
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Gerard van Grinsven joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Mr. van Grinsven, a native of Maastricht, Netherlands, has a distinguished career in both the healthcare and hospitality industries. He served as part of the global leadership team of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he opened 20 luxury hotels in Asia, the Middle East, South America and the United States. He played a pivotal role in the achievement of three prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards (one at the Henry Ford Health System and two at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company), which is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations in the business, healthcare, education and nonprofit sectors bestowed by the President of the United States.
5:30 – 7:30pm
McRitchie-Hollis Museum, Newnan
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Amazing Prize Drawings!
Everyone attending entered into drawing for trip to Montreal!
RSVP by Friday, October 23
It’s the biggest, most influential business exposition in Coweta County, helping to promote Coweta’s business community for 21 years! Set up shop as an exhibitor! Promote your brand! Save $50 if you take advantage of the Early Bird Deadline through September 29. Presented by Delta Community Credit Union.
Simply the Best – 68th Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Newnan Centre
Get this fabulous, very popular event on your calendar as soon as
possible. The 68th annual festivities will honor the personalities who contributed to being named the 2015 National Chamber of the Year. Be a part of history!