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Relay Team Yard Sales:


Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 8 am – until

Location: LaGrange Healthcare & Wellness, 100 Mooty Bridge Rd., LaGrange

Multi-Family Participation – All proceeds to benefit Relay for Life of Troup County


Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 9am-2pm

Advent Lutheran Church, 1416 Vernon Street

Proceeds to benefit Relay for Life of Troup County



Food Fundraisers:


BBQ sack lunch, 2 Bbq sandwiches, chips and a brownie for $8.00.  Sloppy Pig BBQ.

March 6th, Friday, pick up will be from 11:00am – 2:00 pm at Baptist Tabernacle.


Troup County EMS is doing their annual Huckleberry’s BBQ Friday, March 6 1030-130.

Erin Hackley at 706-586-8133 or Erin.cooley@amr.net for tickets!

Chicken plates $9.00, slab of ribs $18.00.


March 23rd Chick-Fil-A @ Commerce only. Spirit Night for SouthCrest Relay Team.

5-8pm. Must mention SouthCrest Relay.


March 30th Both Chick-Fil-A Locations Relay Spirit Night 5-8pm

Must mention Relay!! Benefits all Relay Teams that Participate.



Today, Patrick discusses upcoming events and community involvement with the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia with special guest, Mr. Bart McFadden!

Plant Fair & Sale Features Items Unique to the South; Gardening School and Workshop; Spring Beauty


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (3/2/2015) – Head to Callaway Gardens for new gardening knowledge, inspiration, ideas, and plants for your garden.  Be sure to bring a plant list and a vehicle large enough to take home all of the great finds from the Callaway Gardens Annual Plant Fair and Sale, March 26-29, 2015.


Annual Plant Fair and Sale

“We will have an incredible array of herbs, flowering plants – both annuals and perennials – and shrubs as well as garden decor,” said Patricia Collins, director of the Gardens.  “This is a wonderful opportunity to buy items that are very unique and sometimes hard-to-find.”


In addition to Callaway Gardens’ plants and specialty items, more than a dozen nurseries and specialty vendors from throughout the Southeast will have plants for sale, answer plant-related questions and offer their unique garden-related wares.  Some of those participating include: Big Frog Nursery, Blue Meadows Farm, Castle Rock Honey, Chattahoochee Valley Day Lily Society, Delvecchio Japanese Maple Nursery, Dip & Dap Wood Krafts, Fiddleheads, Garden Delights, Hollonville Nursery, Joy’s Life Bread, Massee Lane Camellia Gardens, Our Secret Garden, and Petals from the Past, and Sabatino’s Ceramics.


The Plant Fair and Sale will be open to the public Thursday, March 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; March 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Admission to the Plant Fair and Sale at the Beach Dome at Robin Lake Beach is free when entering through the Beach gate on U.S. Hwy. 27.


Gardening Guru Workshop Led by Expert Helen Phillips

On Thursday, March 26, spend the morning with knowledgeable, hands-on gardener Helen Phillips as she shares her experiences and gardening tips gleaned from her years working the soil, designing gardens and giving gardening advice far and wide.  Learn from her trials, errors and successes: sun and shade gardens, country and city grounds, patio gardens to estate-scale gardens, and also redoing existing garden spots from the ground up.  Whether you want out-of-the-box or traditional, be inspired and ready for the upcoming gardening season.


After lunch, enjoy the opportunity to have a guided walk-through of the Callaway Gardens Plant Fair and Sale with Helen to find the best plants for your needs and/or desires.  The cost is $48 per person and includes lunch.


To register for the Gardening with Guru Workshop, call the Education Department at 1.844.265.7906 or email education@callawaygardens.com.


Take it all in by staying overnight with the special “workshop rate” in the recently renovated Mountain Creek Inn for $99.  Simply call 1.800.463.6990 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.


Celebrate Spring! and a Bounty of Floral Color

The Gardens will be hosting Celebrate Spring! March 21 through April 19 to celebrate the explosion of Spring color among the blooming trees, azaleas, bulbs combined with a variety of activities, each weekend has a special theme.  Admission during this special event is $25/adult; $12.50/child; children 5 and younger are admitted for free.  Callaway Gardens Annual Passholders, with pass, receive free access for themselves and up to five guests in the same vehicle. Military receive half-price admission.

Tuesday March 3rd @ 10:30am

Story Time: Learn and Play! (ages 2-5)

Share the fun of reading with your preschooler! Children and their parents or caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children along a lifelong path of reading and learning. These 60 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand their imagination and self-image and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.



Thursday March 5th @ 4:30pm

Afternoon Crafting for Adults (Ages 18 & up)

Program Description: Coming to you by patron requests: an afternoon crafting program for adults!  Adults will have an opportunity to create beautiful craft projects this winter on two separate occasions. Class size is limited to 15 participants and registration is required.


Friday March 6th @ 4pm

S.T.E.A.M. Up the Library!! (ages 8-13)

Program Description: S.T.E.M. stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. We at the Grantville Branch Library have included an A for Arts because we love to tap into children’s creativity. We invite children to S.T.E.A.M. Up the library and find out how awesome science really is!!!! Each month children will get a chance to participate in a different science experiment or science inspired arts&crafts project. This Friday, children will learn concepts of engineering that will help them build an individual model and a group model!  Program is limited to 20 children. Registration is required.


Saturday March 7th @ 12pm

GED Prep Class (ages 18 & up)

Do you need help preparing for the GED exam? If so, the Grantville Branch offers a one hour class taught by educator Shelly Smith for adult preparing to take the GED exam. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this program. Please call the Grantville Branch and register today!


There will be no Musical Mother Goose Time this week.


Hope to see you at the Library!

March 1, 2015 (Newnan, GA)— It’s time to suit up and get ready for some March Madness! The Newnan-Coweta Chamber is inviting everyone to join them at the court for Prime Time March Madness, a new member spotlight event on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 5:07 to 7:17 p.m. at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan.
Why the odd time? It’s in keeping with the decidedly untraditional times used at last year’s hugely successful “It’s Raining Members” campaign, the Chamber’s first major membership drive in more than 30 years. This event brought in 155 new members in just three days, and these new members will be the “Dream Team” at the Chamber’s free Business Showcase and After-Hours event March 10.
Sponsored by Coweta-Fayette EMC, Prime Time March Madness will serve as a victory party to these new Chamber members as well as the members who recruited them. To lead this celebration, The Chamber has lined up a team of “VIP All Stars” from the local business community, including Danny Beck, owner of Beck Janitorial; Joe Crain Sr., owner of Crain Oil; Bradley Down, vice president of Cargill; David Kent, COO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center; Dennis McEntire, general manager of Newnan Utilities; Nathan Nipper, COO of Piedmont Newnan Hospital; Cleatus Phillips, Newnan’s city manager; and Michael Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan Hospital.
Prime Time March Madness is gearing up to be a high-energy event packed with lots of food and drink, music, networking and prizes. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the Newnan-Coweta Chamber at 770-253-2270.

About the Newnan-Coweta Chamber  
With more than 900 members throughout Coweta County, The Newnan-Coweta Chamber is an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission of championing economic prosperity for its members.  The Chamber works to provide business leadership to foster an economic and cultural climate favorable to all business, in order to create a higher quality of life for all residents.



The Washington Style

Presented by Skip Sroka

Friday, March 13 at 12 pm
Luncheon $10
RSVP Required by Friday, March 6
770-254-2787, Ext. 3 or Brittney.Henderson@cowetaschools.net

For over three decades, Skip Sroka has been creating inspired interiors for Washington’s elite. Sroka launched his own full service residential and commercial firm, Sroka Design, Inc., in 1987, ten years after graduating from the Cleveland Insitute of Art. His timeless designs have been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and books, including Traditional Home, Town & Country, Home & Design, Coastal Living, Better Homes & Gardens and the Wall Street Journal. Sroka has been named one of Washington’s top designers by Washingtonian.

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Alumna to take storytelling stage at festival

Alumna to take storytelling stage at festival

After serving as emcee for the Azalea Storytelling Festival for 10 years, things are going to be different for Carol Howington Cain ’85 this year. She will be performing on the main stage as a featured storyteller, joining some of her mentors and biggest supporters.
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