July 21 – July 24
LSPA’S Grease (performances at Price Theatre)
GREASE Book Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey RECOGNITION / AWARDS NOMINEE! 1972 Tony Awards® for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical NOMINEE! 1994 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical NOMINEE! 2008 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959- the duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. For information, www.lsparts.org, 706-882-9909 or email@example.com
Saturday, July 23, 7:30 PM
Pure Life Studios presents Troi Atkinson
Troi Atkinson, who lives in Auburn, AL., has kept a low profile but make no mistake he has played and opened for some amazing musicians throughout his career – for example: Nirvana, Jordan Zevon and Zac Brown. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Doors 6:30PM Music 7:30PM, Contact Information: 706.443.4838 leave a message
Fees/Admission: $10.00 Cash at the door.
Friday, July 29, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District 4 Public Health Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
District 4 Public Health will be hosting a grand opening and cutting the ribbon to their new building at 301 Main Street, LaGrange. Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, July 30, 7:30 PM
Pure Life Studios presents Jeff Black
After critically acclaimed commercial releases, song placements on numerous independent films, thirty plus years of celebrated live performing and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Blackhawk, Jerry Douglas, and Dierks Bentley, Jeff Black continues to solidify his reputation as a creative force in the roots genres. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Doors 6:30PM Music 7:30PM, Contact Information: 706.443.4838 leave a message
Fees/Admission: $20.00 Cash at the door.
August 1 – August 19
Troup County Parks & Recreation Fall Sports Registration
Registration for fall sports begins at Troup County Parks and Recreation. Football, Cheerleading, Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Golf and Tennis are available this season!
Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30241
Thursday, August 4, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bridging the Skills Gap
Come out and learn more about the resources that are available to help employers locate qualified and skilled employees. Topis to be discussed include Troup Trained program, Hard to Fill Positions, Building a Better Workforce, Developing Soft Skills, and On-the-Job Training Funding (WIOA)
West Georgia Technical College, Callaway Conference Center, 220 Fort Dr, LaGrange
Friday, August 5, 6:00 PM
Troup County Historical Society Annual Banquet – Horace King and Family: Building Bridges Across the Community
Reception at Legacy Museum at 6:00pm; Dinner at Del’avant at 7:00pm
Recognizing people who carry on the spirit of Horace King in building bridges across the community. Event will include dinner; entertainment; Spirit of Horace King Awards presentation; unveiling and auction of an original Annie Greene painting of a Horace King Bridge with limited-edition, hand signed and numbered, prints available for purchase. Individual tickets $50.
Friday, August 5, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Summer Music & Movie Series – Downtown LaGrange
Free music and movie at Sweetland in Downtown LaGrange.
Bring a picnic dinner or carry out from your favorite downtown eatery. Enjoy live music and a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie will begin at dusk. Chairs available on a first come, first served basis. Free / Public Welcome
Saturday, August 6, 8:00 PM
Appearing in venues from Las Vegas to Dubai, MJ Live, the #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, brings their high-energy and authentic Michael Jackson tribute show to Sweetland. Becca Eiland 706-298-4523, www.sweetland.events
Monday, August 8, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Learn to use Ancestry.com to find your 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 is required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., LaGrange. www.thrl.org
Monday, August 8, 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 is required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., LaGrange. www.thrl.org
August 9 – October 20, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Class
If you want to learn everything or almost everything about gardening in Georgia and also help out the UGA extension service in Troup County sign for our MGEV classes. We will cover topics including herbaceous and woody ornamentals, trees, landscaping vegetable gardening, turf grasses and much more. We have lined up an exceptional group of teachers. Background check is required by UGA.
Ag Center, 21 Vulcan Materials Rd., LaGrange,
Meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Brian Maddy, Troup County Extension Agent, 706.883.1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees/Admission: $150.00 which include MGEV Handbook, badges and field trips.
Saturday, August 13, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Battle of the Bands @ Sweetland Amphitheatre
Local band competition. Join the fun and listen to emerging local bands as they compete to be the Best!
Monday, August 15, 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 is required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., LaGrange. www.thrl.org
Monday, August 15, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Microsoft Word: More Formatting
Dig deeper into the features of Microsoft Word with lists, tab stops, columns and much more. Prerequisite: Word Basics. Bring your own laptop with Word installed. Registration is required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., LaGrange. www.thrl.org
Saturday August 20, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Bow Wow Meow Luau
Join us for the 15th annual Fur Ball Fundraiser for your local LaGrange Troup County Humane Society. This year’s theme is BOW WOW MEOW LUAU! Wear your best Hawaiian attire! This fun, casual event to benefit animals in need, starts with a sneak peek of Silent Auction items, and Pawtini Hour at 6pm (2 drink tickets for beer, wine or signature Hawaiian drinks) The Hawaiian Luau Buffet Opens and Auction bidding begins at 7pm with Live music by: Lisa and The E-Lusion !
Highland Country Club, 1001 Country Club Drive, LaGrange
For more info call: 706-298-3608 or www.lagrangehumane.org/events, Advance tickets $45.00 (Must be purchased before Aug 10th) At the Door $55.00
Monday, August 22, 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 meeting on both August 22 and 29. Registration is required. LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., LaGrange. www.thrl.org
Thursday, September 8, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Golf FORE the Red Cross
Golf Tournament to benefit programs and services provided by the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia. Highland Country Club, Contact Information: Connie Hensler, Connie.Hensler@redcross.org
Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM
Sunsets at Sweetland – Downtown LaGrange
Free music and movie at Sweetland Amphitheatre in Downtown LaGrange.
Bring a picnic dinner or carry out from your favorite downtown eatery. Enjoy live music from the Alcotts and a showing of the movie Finding Dory will begin at dusk. Chairs available on a first come, first served basis otherwise chairs and blankets welcome. Free / Public Welcome
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
July 21st – August 7th
Sundays – 2:30pm
Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
is intended for adult audiences and it may contain adult language and situations.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax.: (212) 397-4684
This summer, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society wants to take you on a blast from the past with our Decade Days!
30 Temple Avenue
Newnan, GA 30263
Premium Tickets Released
for MJ Live
Saturday, August 6th
We have just released premium and affordably priced tickets to the upcoming MJ Live concert on Saturday, August 6th.
Appearing in venues from Las Vegas to Dubai, MJ Live, the #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, has joined the lineup for the 2016 Summer Concert Series.
You don’t want to miss the high-energy and authentic Michael Jackson tribute show at Sweetland next month!
Win (4) Front Row VIP Tickets to MJ Live!
To enter, find a video link of your favorite Michael Jackson song and share on Facebook or Twitter. Tell us why this is your favorite song. Make sure to tag Sweetland Amphitheatre and include #MJLiveContest!
Entries must be submitted by July 22nd, and winners will be announced via social media on July 26th @ 12pm, ET. Good luck to everyone!
For more contest requirements, guidelines and an example, click the link below!
The Chamber would like to give a special thanks to all of our 2016 sponsors for helping to make the Small Business of the Year Awards possible. Presenting sponsors are SouthTowne Motors and UBS Financial Services, Inc., and Corporate Sponsors for the event include Nissan of Newnan, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Newnan Utilities, Piedmont Healthcare, Heritage Automotive, NuLink, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Progressive Heating and Air, Arnall Grocery Company, Brewton-Parker College, Eye Consultants of Atlanta, Fidelity Bank and Key Promotions.
The Coweta County Democrats’ 2016 Atkinson Arnall Tribute Dinner will be held on Friday Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Newnan Centre, Newnan, Georgia. The keynote speaker for the dinner will be Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Mike Luckovich. U.S Senate candidate Jim Barksdale, Georgia State Representative Robert Trammell, and County Commissioner Al Smith will also be speaking at the event.
Tickets for the 2016 Atkinson Arnall Tribute Dinner are $50.00 each. The dinner will be preceded by a cash bar cocktail hour featuring the musical stylings of Nichelle Young. Tickets are available now through PayPal on the Coweta County Democrats website, www.cowetademocrat.com. Checks made payable to the Coweta County Democrats can be mailed to P.O. Box 276 Newnan, GA 30264. For more information email email@example.com or call (678)-895-0370.
Senoia Area Blood Drive on August 1st
Eligible blood donors are urged to schedule a donation today in conjunction with the August 1 blood drive that will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Senoia United Methodist Church. Please note, too, that “walk-ins” are always welcome at these drives. The blood drive is co-sponsored by the local church and the Senoia Optimist Club.
On July 5th, the American Red Cross issued an emergency appeal asking eligible blood and platelet donors to give as soon as possible. Red Cross blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw-down of its overall blood supply.
The upcoming blood drive is for the Senoia area and beyond, and it will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. The church is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street. It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge Streets. For those not familiar with the area, you can turn east at the downtown intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street, and go past the Veranda Bed & Breakfast towards the City Park or State Highway 85. The church is on the right – only about 2 blocks east of Main Street.
Members of the Senoia Optimist Club will offer blood donors their “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches along with a number of free coupons from local area businesses.
Donors at the Senoia blood drive are again asked to bring one or more non-perishable food items. The Optimist Club members will collect these items and make them available to a local food bank in order to help those around us who are in need.
While “walk-ins” are welcome, potential donors may either sign up online at
http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). In addition, Senoia Optimist Club member and blood drive coordinator Ellen Ingram may be contacted at 770-842-4533.
There is a serious need for all blood types. You are encouraged to please schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets today.
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood. ™
The Senoia Area blood drive is held at the Senoia United Methodist Church on a quarterly basis. If you would like to learn how you can help in this or another worthwhile project sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club, please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Club President Phil Downey at 770-833-9242. If you would like more information about the Senoia United Methodist Church, please visit its web site at http://senoiaumc.org/ or call the church office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9am-3pm at 770-599-3245.