SAVE THE DATE
Fifteen brave men will, once again, enter the battleground that is
Dragging for Dollars
March 18, 2017
Barnes and Noble
342 Newnan Crossing Bypass
Support While Shopping
We will be holding a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble to help raise money for summer arts camp scholarships and art supplies for Title I schools.
Join us for these great activities:
Kids Activities: Story time with classic Christmas stories
and ornament making. Get some shopping done while the kids
and grand-kids have some fun!
Christmas Carols with Poplar Road Elementary
Reading of Christmas Stories
Music and festivities
Ugly Sweater Contest: Prizes given!
There will be prize give-aways throughout the day.
Stop by our welcome table for more information.
Mark your calendar now!
Now – Dec 24
Buy a Tree Change a Life
City Light Church has partnered with “BUY A TREE CHANGE A LIFE” (www.buyatreechangealife.com). We will be selling Christmas trees (200ct) at City Light Church located @ 501 Fourth Ave, beginning Thanksgiving Day until Dec 2, 2016. In 2015, BUY A TREE CHANGE A LIFE partnered across the country to help children globally and locally. For further information, contact Lisa Taylor @ (706) 884-8494.
Now – August 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 email@example.com, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org
Now – December 15
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Beginner’s Ballroom Dance Lessons for Adults of all Ages
The Active Life Wellness Center, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange
Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Information: Cody Wayne Foote 334-663-2408
Fees/Admission: $100. per couple for a 5 week session
Thursday, December 1, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mingle with Kringle
Meet Santa and his North Pole friends at LaGrange’s Big Christmas tree before the lighting of the LaGrange’s Christmas tree. Bring your own camera to capture a Christmas memory in Downtown LaGrange.
LaFayette Plaza in Downtown LaGrange, Free, public invited to attend
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
Follow The Shepherds Walks
Walks are ongoing, with the first one at 6 pm. Follow the journey of Joseph and Mary as they travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem and learn new insights into the Christmas story. These evening walks can be done in conjunction with the Christmas multi-media presentation.
Christmas Multi-Media Presentation: “Two Different KIngs”
This multi-media presentation in the Roman stepped theatre contrasts the difference between the world of King Herod the Great and King Jesus of Nazareth as understood by his early followers. The show will feature the discoveries in the recently excavated tomb of Herod.
Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange, Make reservations early, $10 adults/$6 children, 706-885-0363, BiblicalHistoryCenter.com
Contact Information: Penny Smart- 706-885-0363, Follow the Shepherds Walk included with admission.
Point Community Christmas Concerts
Featuring all Fine Arts Department Performing Ensembles
Spring Road Christian Church
Friday, December 2, 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm Saturday, December 3, 3:00 pm.
Lafayette Ballet Company: Nutcracker 2016
Troup High Performing Arts Center
Adults: $16 Students: $12
LSPA Business Office 706-882-9909
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sovereign Grace Church Holiday Craft Blitz
Craft and vendor fair. Homemade items and direct sell items (Avon, etc). Bake sale with great homemade goodies. $4 lunch (hot dog, chips and drink) available. LaGrange PD rep will be handing out kids fingerprinting kits as well as safety books for children.
Location: 885 Callaway Church Road, LaGrange,
Contact Information: Renee Gay 706-957-3212
Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fresh Greenery Christmas Workshop
Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center The wonderful scent of winter evergreens signals the holiday season and festivities are at hand. To help get ready, we’ll provide the instruction, frames, mechanics, fresh greenery, berries, etc. Participants go home with a delightful Christmas decoration to bring holiday cheer to any home. Choose a wreath, centerpiece or door hanging. Instructor: Patricia Collins, Director of Gardens Fee: Per wreath or centerpiece – $45/Guests; $40.50 Annual Passholder. To register call 706-663-5153 http://callawaygardens.com
December 3 – December 26, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Hills & Dales Holidays
The Callaway home will be decorated for Christmas using all fresh greens with the Christmas tree specially styled circa 1916. A wonderful scaled gingerbread house replicating the Neel Reid designed Callaway home will be on display in the Palm Room.
Hills & Dales Estate – House and garden tour: $15 adults, $7 students (age 7 – through college); Garden only tour: $8 adults, $4 students (children 6 and under are free) 706-882-3242; firstname.lastname@example.org, hillsanddales.org
Saturday, December 3, 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sons of LaFayette – Christmas Concert
Make plans to start Christmas off with a season celebration concert by the Sons of LaFayette. You are sure to be uplifted, encouraged and ready to “Deck the Halls” with merriment. Be sure to bring your family, friends and next door neighbor to enjoy a wonderful start to the season. First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad St, LaGrange, Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/solmvc, email@example.com
Saturday, December 3, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Hillside Holiday Market
The Hillside Holiday Market returns this holiday season to add some local flavor to your gift list. There will be plenty of unique gift ideas. Vendors please contact Deborah Santiago for more information and your application. firstname.lastname@example.org Hosted by DASH for LaGrange and the Hillside neighborhood. Hillside Station – 625 Jefferson Street
December 3rd, 10th & 17th (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)
Prevent Child Abuse Troup/Twin Cedars’
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (Twin Cedars Youth & Family Services, Inc.) is offering GA Stewards for Children “Darkness to Light” Trainings at no cost to the community at large during the month of December. This nationally acclaimed training is designed to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Through this training initiative, we as a community, are educating adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Coleman Community Center (Twin Cedars), 701 Lincoln St., LaGrange. To register contact Kim Adams at email@example.com or 706.298.5064 (registration will remain open through December 16th)
Sunday, December 4, 7:30PM
Lessons and Carols Service
LaGrange College’s annual gift to the community, the service features the Chamber Choir and Orchestra presenting scripture and song celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Callaway Auditorium, Free – For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706 880-8351
Monday, December 5, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Christmas on the Hill
Christmas celebration for the community features Santa and his live reindeer, games, holiday crafts, treats, caroling, Christmas tree lighting and other surprises.
LaGrange College library plaza, Contact Information: Katie Mosley, 706-880-8112, free, but canned food items will be collected for local food banks. www.lagrange.edu
A Christmas Carol
This Christmas Carol goes beyond other adaptations with Charles Dickens himself being introduced to the audience. The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. A Christmas Carol recaptures the magic and mystique of the Dickens original.
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: email@example.com
Friday, December 9, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Active Life Ballroom Dance
Ballroom Dance for Adults of all Ages, with the Mike Skipper Band. Attire is business casual. The Active Life Wellness Center, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange
Contact Information: Molly Jones 706-883-1681, Fees/Admission: $20.00 per couple
Young Singers of West Georgia: Christmas Memories
December 9 at 7:00PM & December 10 at 3:00PM
New Community Church, Adults: $12 Students: $8
LSPA Business Office 706-882-9909, Lsparts.org
Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
LSO presents LIGHT – Holiday Celebration Time
Saturday, December 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hills & Dales Children’s Christmas Celebration
Children can create their own gingerbread house and Christmas ornaments. One of the ornament designs will have a 100th anniversary theme. There will also be a Christmas sing-a-long, story time and visits with Santa. Hills & Dales Estate Visitor Center, Free to community. 706-882-3242; firstname.lastname@example.org, hillsanddales.org
Thursday, December 22, 7:00 PM
Once Upon A December
International Entertainer and Educator Julia Langley will once again present the wonderful Christmas Celebration “Once Upon A December” on Thursday night, December 22 at 7:00 PM at New Horizon Theatre. This musical extravaganza, bringing songs of the season – both traditional and contemporary – features Ms Langley, regional favorite Alabama Avenue, many talented local performers, and a special appearance by former Miss Alabama and current CBS News personality Jaime Langley. Seating is General Admission. All seats are $15 with proceeds going toward the New Horizon Theatre Scholarship Fund.
New Horizon Theatre, 411 W 8th St., West Point, $15. For tickets: Call the theater @ 706/643-7529 or email us at email@example.com
Sunday, December 25, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM
Christmas Dinner at Callaway Gardens
Executive Chef Sid Kurrimbukus and his team of culinary wizards are creating a Christmas feast … perfect to celebrate a special day with your friends and family. Choose from two delicious buffets. The Piedmont dining room at the Lodge and Spa and The Plant Room Restaurant at the Mountain Creek Inn. Reservations are required at both. Lodge and Spa is $45 for adults and $19 for children The Plant Room is $42 for adults and $18 for children, view menus at Callawaygardens.com.
December 31, 6:00 PM – 11:55 PM
New Years Eve Party
Looking for fun on New Year’s Eve? On December 31, we’re offering the opportunity to enjoy Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens. Then, join us at Robin Lake Beach for some New Year’s Eve festivities! Two great bands will entertain the crowd. Football games and New York’s New Year’s Eve Countdown will be on big screen at midnight. Gate opens and Fantasy in Lights drive begin at 6 pm. Live music begins at 7pm with countdown at midnight. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Overnight packages are available. Happy New Year! Tickets for the party and Fantasy in Lights are $28 for adults and $14 for Children. To purchase Fantasy In Lights tickets only call 1-800-852-3810.
Monday, January 23, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Sicily
3D Journeys offers you four free lectures to enrich and inspire. Focused on Sicily each Monday mornings session will feature a member of LaGrange College’s distinguished faculty: Jan 23rd: “Sicily: Historical Nexus of the Mediterranean World” Dr. Kevin L. Shirley, History. Location: LaGrange College Turner Hall Dickson Assembly Room
Contact Information: Alumni and Community Relations 706.880.8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu, Fees/Admission: Lectures are free. Dutch Treat lunch will be available in the Pitts Dining Hall following each session $8.00 www.lagrange.edu
December Events at the LaGrange Memorial and Hogansville Public Libraries
December 3 – Hometown Holiday
Hometown Holiday – A Peachtree City Tradition!
Bundle up the family on the golf cart and head over to The Fred for the annual Hometown Holiday event on Saturday, December 3rd. This free community event starts at 5 PM, with gates opening at 4:30. Entertainment will be a mix of community talent including performances by the Peachtree Wind Ensemble, Georgia Academy of Dance, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Kelly Singers, and dancers from the Kelly Porter Dance Academy. Lisa Kelly will be the special guest host for the evening.
After the program wraps up with a crowd sing-along, grab a free glow necklace for the kids and hop on your golf cart to follow Santa through the Trail of Lights. This two-mile journey on illuminated cart paths will lead you to City Hall for the lighting of the tree. Then at Drake Field, children can visit with Santa in his tent, add their talent to the coloring wall, participate in holiday crafts, and warm up with complimentary apple cider.
In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (That Should be Shot)
December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11
Sundays – 2:30pm
It is 6 PM and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their quirky relatives for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a place to briefly hide out. Using a ruse to gain entrance into the Douglas home, they suddenly find themselves in charge of an ever-growing list of family members that they are forced to hold hostage. From smart-aleck teenagers, to nosy neighbors, and bickering adults – the laughs (like the flow of people) are non-stop and we soon wonder who is holding who hostage?!
“In-laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Get in the holiday spirit!
Show only runs two weeks so don’t miss out!
Give them the gift of Live Theatre with tickets to The Elves & the Shoemaker!
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Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00am
Tickets only $15!
Christmas with the Annie Moses Band
Friday, December 16 at 7 pm
$15 adults, students & seniors
Experience the beauty of the Christmas season with the
Annie Moses Band as the acclaimed classical crossover ensemble performs
stunning arrangements of holiday favorites. Strings, harp, and soaring vocals take the stage to re-imagine classic melodies and to debut originals that are sure to become classic. From the electrifying rhythm of “Carol of the Bells” to the breath-taking beauty of “O Holy Night,” “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” is a cinematic journey audiences are sure to love.