10th Annual Chair-ity Event
Benefiting The Children’s Village at Christian City
- Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:30 – 8:30 pm
- The Crowne Plaza, 201 Aberdeen Pkwy, Peachtree City, GA 30269
- Tickets available for sale on November 1, 2016 and are $55 each
- Sponsorship levels range from $250 – $10,000
- Raffle drawing for Infiniti Q50 – tickets $25 each or 5 for $100
- Live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, auction, car raffle
Artists, business leaders, volunteers and philanthropists come together each year to support The Children’s Village at Christian City at the Chair-ity event, featuring live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, silent auction and a raffle drawing to win a new Infiniti Q50 from Infiniti of South Atlanta. The raffle is hosted by South Side Atlanta Rotary Clubs. All proceeds from both the Infiniti Raffle and the Chair-ity event will support children in need, victims of abuse and abandonment who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City. The Infiniti raffle drawing will occur at the end of the event and you do not have to be present to win.
Get more info and buy tickets at http://christiancity.org/special-events/chair-ity/ or contact Ashley Bonner at 678.466.1093 or email@example.com.
Homecoming concert to feature rock legends
Homecoming 2016 celebrations kick off today with golf, alumni awards, Panther Palooza and rock ‘n’ roll.
The Coweta County Board of Education
request the honor of your presence
The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
in honor of
Donald W. Nixon
Sunday, October 23, 2016
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road
Reception to follow the Ceremony
This holiday season Callaway Gardens marks the 25th year of the award-winning Fantasy In Lights® with the addition of a new scene.
“Fantasy In Lights is an amazing holiday celebration,” said William “Bill” R. Doyle, III, president and CEO of Callaway Gardens. “Last year was my first experience with Fantasy In Lights. I was so impressed with this event and the connection it has with so many guests year after year. We are pleased to announce the addition of a new scene named, “Snow Day.” Investing in Fantasy In Lights was an easy decision, especially to celebrate our 25th year. I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy Fantasy In Lights and celebrate this great milestone with us.”
In addition, this year guests will have five extra days to enjoy Fantasy In Lights. The show begins Nov. 18, lasts through Jan. 7, 2017, with several specialty nights the prior week including the annual March of Dimes Night Walk (Nov. 12), Bicycle Night (Nov. 13), and Photography Night (Nov. 14). And, guests can welcome the arrival of 2017 at the Fantasy & Fireworks New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31).
A Unique Holiday Experience
Imagine traveling through a whimsical Christmas storybook, by Jolly Trolley or personal vehicle, as lights sparkle against the Winter night’s sky to tell the story amid wonderful music. In addition to the classics, such as Snowflake Valley and Magical Christmas Garden, this year guests will be especially delighted to enjoy “Snow Day,” the newest scene added in celebration of the 25th year of Fantasy In Lights. Every child in the South looks forward to hearing those two wonderful words and enjoying the fun that comes with them … sledding, hot chocolate, and, of course, building snowmen. Guests will delight in this brand new snowy scene brought to life through lights, animation, and music.
Before or after seeing the show, the Christmas Village, a 22,000-square-foot heated indoor area, is the place to visit with Santa and other holiday characters, relax, and shop. With a fresh new layout and design, it will be easy to find the perfect gift for anyone on the list. Specialty and unique gift areas include butterflies, birds, vintage toys, snowmen, collegiate, stained glass, angels, nutcrackers, Nativity, items for the home and even things for your favorite four-legged family member. Of course, guests also will have the opportunity to shop for specialty food items from the Callaway Gardens Country Store®.
Tickets Include Fantasy In Lights Admission and So Much More
Tickets to Fantasy In Lights can easily be purchased three ways: online at www.callawaygardens.com/FIL; by phone at 1.800.463.6990; or in person at the Fantasy In Lights Christmas Village on U. S. Hwy. 27 in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The Christmas Village opens nightly at 6 p.m.
Value Date tickets are $21* for adults; $10.50* for children. Prime Date tickets $28* for adults; $14* for children. Children 5 and younger are always admitted for free. Tickets are sold on a first-available basis. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly advised and ensures guests receive their preferred time slot.
And, a Fantasy In Lights admission provides visitors with complimentary one-day admission to Callaway Gardens during the day once before Jan. 7, 2017, which is a value of $20 per adult and $10 per child. In addition to enjoying the Gardens’ seasonal beauty, a day visit to the Gardens includes visiting the beautiful Day Butterfly Center, educational Callaway Discovery Center, live Birds of Prey Shows, the seven miles of nature trails, our 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail, peaceful Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, and more.
For the best value Fantasy In Lights tickets, purchase an Annual Pass for Callaway Gardens and receive half-price tickets on Value Nights as well as enjoyment of the Gardens throughout the year. For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com/AnnualPass.
Thursday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Berney Office Solutions Open House
Stop by the Chamber to learn more about the Xerox line of copiers provided by Berney Office Solutions. Lunch from Country’s Barbecue will be available from 11:30a – 2:00p.
October 20 – 22
8:00 PM each night with a 2:00 PM Matinee on Saturday
Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award winning play The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and a central work in the canon of American drama for over 60 years
New Horizon Theatre, 411 W 8th St., West Point, $16 for Adults / $13 for Seniors, Students, and Military, For tickets: Visit the website @ www.nhct.org or call the Ticket Hotline @ 706/518-6234, For Audition information, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 20-23 and 27-29
Into the Woods
LaGrange College Theatre presents the Tony-award winning musical, “Into the Woods.”
Price Theater – Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (55 and older) and non-LC students and free for LC students faculty and staff. Email the box office to make reservations at email@example.com, or call (706) 880-8080.
October 20 – 23, October 27 – 29
Lafayette Theatre Company’s: And Then There Were None
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. LSPA-706 882-9909 WWW.LSPARTS.ORG, Adults- $17.00 Students- $12.00
October 20 – October 22
6th Annual Merry Market
Merry Market Shopping Extravaganza features over 40 vendors from throughout the Southeast selling unique and specialty items just in time for the holidays. This exciting 3 day event kicks off on Thursday evening with a Preview Party from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Your ticket includes first chance to shop, food, beverage, entertainment, silent auction AND allows entrance for shopping the entire time the market is open. $30 All day shopping Friday, October 21, 9 a.m-6 p.m. and Saturday, October 22, 9.a.m. – 5 p.m. One day admission ticket $5. Proceeds benefit Grant programs for School Readiness.
Callaway Conference Center 220 Fort Drive, LaGrange, On the Campus of West Ga. Technical College, Contact Information: United Way of West Ga. PO Box 532 LaGrange, Ga 30241 706-884-8292 merrymarketlagrange.com
Friday, October 21, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
THINC Fast Speed Interviewing Workshop
THINC College & Career Academy strives to teach young people the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. We are hosting mock interviews Friday, October 21 and need interviewer volunteers. You can register for a morning, afternoon, or all day session by following the link below. Please take a moment to look at the event information and register, if your schedule permits. Remember, you will be helping young people in our community build the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Click HERE http://www.thincacademy.net for more information on THINC Fast and to register as a volunteer. For more details, Carrie Brkich, 706-668-6806.
Friday, October 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Glow Gala
Join us for a radiant evening filled with beauty and philanthropy. Look Good, Do Good. Discover the newest innovations in aesthetics: body sculpting, cosmetic injectibles and breakthrough technologies in advanced skincare. Bid on dazzling silent auction items to benefit Special Olympics Georgia. Dermatology Institute, 1075 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange. For more details www.diglowgala.com/.
October 21 – October 23
LaGrange College Homecoming
A weekend of Homecoming festivities, including a concert by Tonic, and special guest Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ at Sweetland. Also 1966 50th Reunion Dinner, Panther Palooza VI, Concert, Reunion Row Tailgate, Homecoming Parade, LaGrange Panther Football, and “Into the Woods” at Price Theater. firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-880-8244, www.lagrange.edu
October 21 LaGrange College Homecoming Panther Palooza VI Downtown LaGrange
Sponsored by the Alumni Association and Sweetland
Wear your red and black to party with family and friends in downtown LaGrange. Plenty of spots to park, dine and shop – all within walking distance of Lafayette Square (www.downtownlagrange.com ) and Sweetland Amphitheatre (http://www.sweetland.events/events-tickets/).
“Bring it Back Home Art Celebration”
Cochran Gallery, 4 E. Lafayette Square, 5–7 p.m., opening reception
Features works of LaGrange College art alumni in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the opening of Lamar Dodd Art Center. Register at the Cochran Gallery between 5–7 p.m to receive a coupon for one slice of Mighty Joe’s pizza (redeemable September 21st from 5–8 p.m.)
Concert features Tonic, with special guest, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park, 110 Smith St. (two blocks north of Lafayette Square) Gates will open at 7 p.m. Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ will begin playing at 8 p.m., followed by Tonic at 9:15 p.m. Ticket prices are: General admission, standing, $25; Reserved (LC alumni), $10; Reserved (public), $25; and general admission lawn, $15. However, the price will be $10 for the first 950 people to register for Homecoming 2016.
For tickets visit http://www.sweetland.events/events-tickets/ A limited number of VIP Seats are available for $45. They will be reserved seating in the first four rows and access to the Sweetland VIP Suite, which includes a full bar, complimentary appetizers and VIP restrooms.
Alumni register at Sweetland Amphitheatre from 7–8:45 p.m. at the Alumni Hospitality Tent on the Great Lawn to win an Ipad mini. The drawing will be held at 9 p.m.
October 22 – 23
Fly Fishing at Callaway Gardens
Learn the graceful art of fly fishing from our Professional Casting Instructors which have years of experience. Our weekend fly-fishing schools are limited to 10 participants to ensure an effective instructor-student ratio and consists of classroom instruction, casting practice and lake fishing. www.callawaygardens.com/events/sports-and-recreation/fly-fishing-schools.
Sunday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Theology and Hymns
A service presented by the combined talent of Point Biblical Studies Faculty, Fine Arts Department, and Spring Road Christian Church. Point University Scott Fine Arts Center Performance Hall
October 26 – 27, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
TEEN MAZE 2016
Volunteers are needed for TEEN MAZE 2016! TEEN MAZE encourages students to think before engaging in risky behaviors. Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Drive LaGrange. Contact Information:TiShari McFarland, MPH Troup County Health Department, email@example.com, 706-298-3650, troupcohealth.org/teen-maze-2016-volunteers
October 28 – July 2017
Pasaquan Works on Paper by Eddie Owens Martin
Regular Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9-5PM and Every Third Saturday from 1-4PM
The LaGrange Art Museum is partnering with Columbus State University and the Kohler Foundation for the fall Opening of Pasaquan, a seven-acre art environment consisting of six major structures, more than 900 feet of painted masonry fence, painted totems, decorative walkways, sculptures, and other art and artifacts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered among the most important visionary art environments in the United States. “One of the top 16 places to see in the US in 2016.” – CNN. LaGrange Art Museum, Free for Troup County Residents, Non-Residents $10 donation Call 706-882-3267, email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org
Saturday, October 29, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Chili Cook Off and Halloween Festival at Sweetland
Sample a variety of chili made by community members and vote for your favorite chili during this competition. Children 12 & under will enjoy fall festival games, trick or treating and the Children’s Halloween costume contest. Check the website for event times & details. Sweetland at Boyd Park – Chili tasting tickets – Adult $5, Children [ages 12 – 3] $3 Halloween festivities are free for children 12 & under, in costume
Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Phantoms of the Organ
A free and fun seasonal musical celebration featuring area organists in a “Spooktacular” concert. 1st Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad Street LaGrange, Contact Information:
Bettie Biggs, Artistic Director Choral Society of West Georgia, 706-333-0627 www.cswg.weebly.com
Saturday, October 29, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Tribute to Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding
Kimberly Harmon and Carl Lewis will perform hits from these two well known artists. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
The Active Life Wellness Center, Molly Jones 706-883-1681, Dinner & Show Tickets $15.00 Show Tickets only $10.00
October 30, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
NAACP Annual Freedom Fund and Honor Banquet
Annual Freedom Fund and Honor Banquet Theme: Passing the Legacy to the Next Generation Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, Georgia NAACP State President. Del’ avant Event Center, 141 Main Street, LaGrange
Contact Information: Ernest H. Ward, Troup County Branch President 706-302-0345
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 PM
LSO presents FIRE – If Music be the Food of Love
LaGrange Symphony Orchestra presents FIRE – If Music be the Food of Love. This concert, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare features music by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Leonard Bernstein. It will include on-stage readings from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and libretto of West Side Story. 706-882-0662, email@example.com, www.lagrangesymphony.org
Saturday, November 5, 9:00 AM
Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens
Now in its 31st year, this can’t-miss Fall tradition features thoroughbred horses jumping and racing against the backdrop of beautiful Pine Mountain Ridge. www.callawaygardens.com
November 14 – November 16
Fall Conference: From Nazareth to Bethlehem
An update on recent excavations and research related to places in the Christmas narratives such as Nazareth, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Egypt and Herod’s palaces in Jerusalem. Also will include lessons to be learned from major characters including Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth, Zachariah, the shepherds and the Magi.
Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange, $90, reservations required – 706-885-0363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, BiblicalHistoryCenter.com
Monday, November 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert
Fall concert of the LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra, String Ensemble, and Strings Attached musicians. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College. Raylene Carter, Executive Director, 706-882-0662, email@example.com
Adult tickets are $5.00. Students over 13 are $2.00. Children 12 and under are free. www.lagrangesymphony.org
Friday, November 18, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Candlelight Holiday Sip & Shop
Downtown LaGrange merchants usher in the Holiday season with this festive event. Get a jump on your holiday shopping! Enjoy extended shop hours, special sales & complimentary gift wrap. Shops of Historic Downtown LaGrange, For a $25 charitable donation, you will receive a commemorative wine glass and may sample a variety of wines. Public is invited to attend. Barbie Watts 706-298-4534, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.downtownlagrange.com