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Saturday, October 21st the LaGrange Fire Department will host its Citizen Day at the LaGrange Mall from noon to 4PM.

LFD will offer fire truck rides, a kids’ obstacle course, and a fire safety house to help teach fire safety tips. There will also be blood pressure checks available and several raffles.

WHO: The LaGrange Fire Department

LaGrange Fire Department Citizen Day

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st from 12:00PM-4:00PM

WHERE: The LaGrange Mall, 1501 Lafayette Parkway in LaGrange, GA

The public is invited to attend this free event.

Media Contact: Deputy Chief John Brant, LaGrange Fire Department, (706) 523-0796 or jbrant@lagrangega.org.

Sgt. Mike Webb, LaGrange Fire Department, (706) 402-1964 or mwebb@lagrangega.org.

Flashback Friday Lawn Party

Tonight — Friday, October 20th on Sweetland’s Great Lawn

Tonight is the night! Flashback Friday Lawn Party at Sweetland featuring The Reason’s Why, playing the best of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s! Free admission & all ages are welcome. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

FAQs below:

Q: Can we bring chairs and blankets?
A: Yes! The event will be on the Great Lawn, and any sized chairs and blankets are allowed. One beach towel sized blanket per person is allowed.

Q: Are outside food & beverages allowed?
A: No, we will have two food trucks, Clinton’s Family Food Truck & Tempted Palate, Holloway Pork Rinds, Frios, and a full bar serving a variety of beer, wine and Coke products.

Q: Where can we park?
A: Sweetland’s parking lot (110 Smith Street entrance) will be open and free for public parking tonight. All spots are first come, first serve. The parking lot will open at 4 p.m.

Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival 

Tomorrow — Saturday, October 21st

The second annual Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival will include 40+ breweries, 120+ beers, live bluegrass music, local food vendors, a SEC football viewing tent, tie-dye booth, lawn games, and FREE local cab rides home. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of The Thread. The festival is sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham, iHeart Radio, LaGrange Grocery Co., Wild Leap Brewing Co., Jackson Beverages, & HJ Wings & Things Newnan.

Ticket Pricing (after tax and fees)
$41.75 –  
Advance Online Tickets (until midnight tonight)
$46.00  – Day Of *
$15.50  – Advance Music-Only Tickets
$21.00  – Day Of

Includes* –  Souvenir Sampling Glass, Unlimited Sampling of Craft Beers, Games, Live Entertainment, Access to Food Vendors, and more.

Music Only Tickets  – Everyone must have a ticket to enter the festival, regardless of age. Wine and domestic beers will be available for purchase.


Friday, October 27 @ 7pm

Tickets $15/$20

An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.
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Beginning Thursday, November 2nd, Wild Leap will offer a truly unique and immersive brewery tour experience. Book your tour online now and reserve your spot!

Tours Include:

  1. A Knowledgeable, Experienced & Friendly Guide for an entertaining tour
  2. Four 4-oz beer samples (including beer not available to the general public)
  3. A Souvenir Tasting Glass (only available on brewery tours)
  4. History of Wild Leap Brew Co.



LaGrange has never seen a Halloween party quite like this! Join us on Saturday, October 28th at Wild Leap Brew Co. for the Franks N’ Steins Halloween Bash!



We’re now openThursday-Sunday! We offer craft beer selections only available in-house, so come by and join us in the Tap Room or the Beer Garden.


Thursday, November 30 6:00 PM

2017 Christmas Parade – Let There be Peace on Earth

Carl Von Epps and Ricky Wolfe, two local leaders who have worked to build community for decades, most recently as the founding partners of the Racial Trustbuilding initiative, will serve as the Grand Marshals for the 41st Annual LaGrange Christmas Parade on November 30.

Parade applications are available online at the Chamber’s website, www.lagrangechamber.com/special-events or at the Chamber office located at 111 Bull Street in downtown LaGrange.

Chamber Events

November 7, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Getting Lender Ready Lunch & Learn



Understanding what a lender will ask and need from you is the first step to obtaining funding.  Are you ready?  The objective of this 1-hour workshop is to help participants gain a better and more clear understanding of what lenders look for when potential borrows are seeking a loan.

Location: Chamber of Commerce Emory Room

Contact Information: Renae Willis, renae@lagrangechamber.com

$10, lunch included

November Troup Trends

Troup Trends provides the best channel for your business to share your message with thousands across Troup County. Reserve your ad space by Friday, October 20 to reach an audience of business and community leaders in the November 2017 issue of Troup Trends. Contact Dave Marler at 706-884-8671 or dave@lagrangechamber.com to reserve your ad space today.

It is time also to celebrate your accomplishments and those of your colleagues. Share news of awards, promotions, and new hires with more than 2,000 readers across the community. Send your story and a photo to dave@lagrangechamber.com by Friday, October 20 to be included in the next issue.

Community Events

PLEASE NOTE: All LaGrange Memorial Library and Hogansville Library events are available at the end of this list.

LaGrange Mall Festive Five

The LaGrange Mall is excited to present The Festive Five, a five night event to kick off the holiday season! Performances will be held November 13th-17th from 4pm-8pm. We are calling all choirs, musicians, dance groups and performers to share holiday cheer by performing live in the Mall for the chance to become the city’s Festive Favorite. You can register your group at www.thefestivefive.com by Friday, October 20th.

Now – November 2

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Ballroom Dance Lessons 5 week session, $100. per couple, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Contact Information: Cody Wayne Foot 334-663-2408

Fees/Admission: $100 per couple for the 5 week session- The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone:(706) 883-1681

Now – December 28

Line Dance Class

Intermediate/Advanced Line Dance Class. Lead by Mark Richardson. Open to Adults 55+. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Thursdays from 1 p – 2 p, No Class on Thurs. 11/23/17 – Contact Information: 706-883-1681

October 19-21

Little Women the Musical

LaGrange College Musical Theatre presents Little Women the musical book by Allan Knee music by Jason Howland lyrics by Mindi Dickstein based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Directed by Kim Barber Knoll Conducted by Toni Anderson

LaGrange College Price Theatre, www.lagrange.edu, Box Office 706.800.8080 or priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu

Now – October 29

Parenting Seminar w/ Paul David Tripp

Based on his award-winning and best-selling book, Parenting, Paul Tripp will be speaking to us about our daily and active parenting. During this encouraging and refreshing event, Paul Tripp will offer much more than a to-do list. Childcare is provided. Continental Breakfast is also provided. 885 Callaway Church Rd, LaGrange

Four Sundays beginning October 8th & ending October 29th. Each morning begins at 8:45 am and ends at 10:00 am. Contact Information: Office: 706.884.3150 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parenting-seminar-with-paul-david-tripp-tickets-38217052232

Thursday, October 19, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Michael Kitchens

Join us to hear Michael Kitchens, author of Ghost of Grandeur: Georgia’s Lost Antebellum Homes and Plantations, present a lecture on the over ninety Georgia Antebellum structures discussed in his well-researched book.

Location: Hills & Dales Visitor Center, 1916 Hills and Dales Drive

Fees/Admission: $20 for TCHS Members $25 for Non-Members

Thursday, October 19, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival Kick-Off Party and Silent Auction

Everyone in the community is invited to this annual gala event, held at the beautiful Victoria Belle Mansion. Tickets are $65 per person, which is a tax deductible contribution to the Hogansville Charitable Trust (a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit). Your ticket includes an incredible spread of chef-prepared salad, entrees, sides, and desserts by Tulla White Cuisine and Catering. Plus, there is an open bar of soft drinks, beer, and wine, and first class service by the Victoria Belle staff.

The Vintage White Barn at Victoria Belle Mansion, 602 E. Main Street, Hogansville

Call 706-333-2520 or service@wmandmary.com

Friday, October 20, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tom Duckett Golf Tournament

The Tom Duckett Golf Tournament celebrates the life of LaGrange College class of 1968 graduate who was a pilot before being declared MIA in Vietnam. The tournament benefits student-athletes at the college.

Highland Country Club, Contact Information: Willie Maddox via Lauren Lovin email lmlovin1@lagrange.edu or 706-880-8039, $125.00 per player or $500 per team of four

Friday, October 20, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Flash Back Friday

Live Music*Food Trucks* Corn Hole Music begins at 8:00 am with The Reasons Why, songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s (classic rock and Motown) www.sweetland.events

Contact Information: This event is open to the public. Sweetland Amphitheatre 706.298.7411 Sponsored by LaGrange College as part of Homecoming Weekend 706.880.8244 alumni@lagrange.edu

October 20 – 22

LaGrange College Homecoming

Help LaGrange College welcome their Alumni Home on this annual weekend. The weekend will kick off on Friday night with Panther Palooza VII uptown and tailgating with reunions before the football game on Saturday. LaGrange College Campus and Downtown. Contact Information: Martha Pirkle or Leslie Sebaugh, Alumni and Community Relations, 706.880.8244 alumni@lagrange.edu

Friday, October 20, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Point University Homecoming – Fine Arts performances

Fine Arts groups join to welcome home alumni, family, and community friends. There will be designated “sing- along” aspects of the program presented in the three identical concerts. Scott Fine Arts Center Performance Hall at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., & 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 21, 1:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Point University Homecoming Game & Festival

Come cheer on the Skyhawks as they defeat conference rival, the St. Andrews University Knights. Kickoff at 1:30pm, at Ram Stadium in Valley, AL. After the game, attend the 80th Homecoming Festival in West Point River Park from 5-9 PM. Enjoy live music, food trucks, kayaks in the Chattahoochee by GLL Marine, Touch-a-Truck: Fire Engine, Ambulance, and Squad car and more!

Saturday, October 21, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival ’17

The second annual Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival is an outdoor festival featuring breweries from across the southeast and beyond on Sweetland Amphitheatre’s Great Lawn in historic downtown LaGrange. The festival features great live music, local food vendors, lawn games, a SEC football viewing area & more. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate, and $10 for music only. VIP Parking tickets are available for $10.00. Tickets available at www.sweetland.events/events-tickets/. Sweetland Amphitheatre, 110 Smith St. LaGrange, Contact Information: Keyal Loveland 706-298-7411 www.sweetland.events

October 21 – 22

Bike MS 2017 Peach Ride

Bike MS, the largest cycling fundraising series in the nation, comes to LaGrange for the 31st Annual Bike MS Peach Ride! 30, 60 and 100 mile route options for all levels of cycling experience. Join us in Downtown LaGrange for a 2-Day celebration of cycling for a cure for MS. More information at bikeMSgeorgia.org

Contact Information: Elaine Pulk Bike Manager 678-534-3588

October 21 – 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival

Join us for the 20th Annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival. Enjoy over 100 arts & crafts vendors’ handmade products as well as an art competition, exhibits & demonstrations. Open Storefronts, Antiques, International Food Court, Music, Entertainment & Children’s activities and 5K Run. Kick-off party and silent auction at beautiful Victoria Belle Mansion on Thursday, Oct. 19. www.hummingbirdfestival.com

Main Street, Historic Downtown Hogansville Contact Information: 706-333-2520

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday Night Dance

Join us for a night of fun featuring Jimmy Smith and the New River Band Open to Adults of All Ages (18+) Come enjoy a live band, fun and fellowship! The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone:(706) 883-1681 $6.00 per person

October 23, 8:00 AM

Autism: Beyond the Label

“Autism: Beyond the Label,” sponsored by LaGrange College, will feature Karen Hamilton Barineau, an autism specialist for DeKalb County Schools. Topics will include Autism 101, Digging in Deeper to an Understanding of Autism and a casual dinner/parent session/Q&A with Barineau and Dr. Lamar Hardwick, lead pastor of New Community Church. Free but registration is required. Register at btlaustism.eventbrite.com. New Community Church, 1200 S Davis Rd, LaGrange

October 23 – 25

Fall Conference: “Christmas Through The Eyes of Mary and Joseph”


The guiding narrative will be LK 2:19 – “Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” Attendees will consider how the Gospel writers indicated Mary and Joseph reflected on the unusual events around them in order to discern God’s guidance in their lives. The conference lectures will examine how recent archaeological discoveries and the richness of First Century Judaism help better interpret the events of their lives. Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange

October 23 – November 3

Winter Athletics Registration

Troup County Parks and Recreation Winter Registration begins October 23rd! This season we are offering Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Cheerleading, Golf, Tennis, Ballet, Karate and Swim Team. Age group varies by activity. To register go to www.trouprec.org and click on the Register Now link or visit the Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 706-883-1670

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

First Choice Women’s Center Fundraising Dinner

Join us at Del’avant for the annual fundraising dinner to benefit First Choice Women’s Center, our local pregnancy center. Contact Information: Michelle Thompson, 706-884-3833, www.lagrangepregnancy.com

October 25, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

West Georgia Tech Open House


Come visit the LaGrange campus to learn about our many programs of study, the admissions process, dual enrollment opportunities for high school students, student life, financial aid, GED, and more. There will be prizes, food, tours, and giveaways. Those who attend Open House may apply for FREE, as the admission fee will be waived for the event. West Georgia Technical College 1 College Circle, LaGrange

West Georgia Tech Enrollment Center – 706-756-4650

October 26 – 28

Farce of Habit

The absurdly funny sequel to 2015’s “Farce of Nature.”

New Horizon Community Theatre, Thursday, October 26 – 8:00 PM Friday, October 27 – 8:00 PM Saturday, October 28 – 2:00 PM Saturday, October 28 – 8:00 PM

Contact Information: www.nhct.org, info@nhct.org 706/518-6234 (Tickets) 706/643-7529 (info)

October 26, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

LaGrange College Fall Festival

LaGrange College, 601 Broad Street

Contact Information: Joe Strickland, jstrickland@lagrange.edu

October 27, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

THINC Fast Mock 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 27 and need interviewer volunteers. Register at thincacademy.net/wbl for morning, afternoon, or a full day session. You will be helping young people in our community build the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. For more information about THINC Fast contact Carrie Brkich at brkichcl@troup.org, 706-668-6806

October 27, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Health Fair

Health Fair open to community. Free medical screenings/ Health information

Location: Vernon Woods Retirement Community, Contact Information:

Debbie Jones Vernon Woods Retirement Community 706-812-2843

October 27 & 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00

Mystery in our History: Ghostly Walking Tours

Enjoy a walk through the spookier side of Historic LaGrange. Historian-led tours will begin at Legacy Museum and travel along a route where one never knows who they might meet. The family-friendly tours will encounter actors who will bring to life the mysteries of LaGrange’s history. Tours will feature indoor and outdoor appearances, cover just over a half mile on flat ground, and include a companion booklet and refreshments. Legacy Museum 136 Main St LaGrange, www.mysteryinourhistory.eventbrite.com, $12 General Admission $10 TCHS members and students

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Chili Cook Off at Sweetland

Enjoy sampling a variety of chili and voting for your favorite at downtown LaGrange’s annual event. Located on the great lawn at Sweetland, chili competitors from the community compete to be the best! This family friendly event also features free activities for children ages 12 & under, including fall festival games 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, children’s costume contest from 1:00 to 2:00 pm/ register for costume contest in the Boyd Pavilion from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and Trick or Treating in Sweetland’s west parking lot 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Sweetland Amphitheatre’s great lawn, Contact Information: Barbie Watts 706-298-4534 www.downtownlagrange.com

Saturday, October 28, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Phantoms of the Organ

Join us on for our 2nd Annual “Spooktacular” concert featuring local organists, the often unsung heroes of the consul.  This event, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, is underwritten by the Choral Society and is free and open to the public.    Stay as little or as long as you like at this family-friendly event!

Contact Information: Choral Society of West Georgia – Bettie Biggs, Artistic Director, 706-882-2734, www.cswg.weebly.com

Saturday, October 28, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Eliot Bronson

Embraced for his 2014 self-titled album by the likes of CMT Edge, Country Weekly, Guitar World, Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, Acoustic Guitar Magazine and more, Paste Magazine called Bronson and his music “an Americana gem” and “a poetic blend of urban coffee house and outskirts-of-town saloon.” Bop n Jazz upped that ante by heralding him as “maybe the best singer/songwriter since Dylan.”

Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange in the Hillside Community

Contact Information: 706.443.4838, www.purelifelagrange.com/new-events, $20

October 29, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

LaGrange First United Methodist Church – Trunk or Treat


Trunk or Treat Community Event Contests, Games, Prizes, Candy and More

LaGrange First United Methodist Church 401 Broad Street

Jeanne Jones, jeanne@lagrangefumc.org

Tuesday, October 31, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Halloween Dance

Live DJ will provide a variety of music for this fun event. Wear your best costume! Open to Adults 55+ Light Refreshments Provided, The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681

November 3, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

West Point Lake Heritage Cruise

Sally Bethea, director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper from 1994-2014, Charles Seabrook, state renowned author and reporter for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Sarah Love, who works for the Historic Preservation Division for the State of Georgia, and Helen Henry will share their knowledge and stories about the lake. Enjoy a light dinner and beverages (beer, wine and nonalcoholic options) while the day turns to night- the sun sets and moon rises over beautiful West Point Lake!

Location: Highland Marina, 1000 Seminole Rd., LaGrange

Laura Breyfogle, lbreyfogle@chattahoochee.org, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Fees/Admission: $20/person $10/boxed dinner (optional) preregistration required https://chattahoochee.org/crk-watershed-outings/general-watershed-outings/

November 4, 12 noon – 6:00 PM

A day to count your blessings

Southern Charm will be hosting an overflowing with thankfulness and blessings day at the shop on November 4th. We will be serving apple cider and several different types of soup. We will also be collecting canned goods to donate to Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter. Bring in some canned goods and be entered into a drawing for a $75 gift certificate to Southern Charm. 300 E Bacon St, LaGrange

November 4, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Sarah Potenza


“Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop” Rolling Stone After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com

November 7, 7:30 PM

Embrace the Classics


An evening of symphonic music. The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra will present Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture and Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto with guest artist, Yannie Tan, national winner of the Emory University Piano Competition. Also included is a rare opportunity to hear Beethoven’s first journey into the world of the Symphony with his Symphony No. 1 in C major. Location: Callaway Auditorium – on the campus of LaGrange College. Raylene Carter Executive Director 706-882-0662 or info@lagrangesymphony.org

November 9 – 11

Lafayette Theatre Academy: Kids Say the Darnedest Things


Concocted from the actual zany and oddly wise things that kids under the age of 12 have said, this entertaining production will please audiences of all ages.

Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, 214 Bull Street, LaGrange – 706-882-9909 or lspageneral@lsparts.org

November 11, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Hiroya Tsukamoto


Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. This will be his third time. If you have missed him in the past you can redeem yourself and join us November 11th. I said it once and will say it again. This is one of the most beautiful nights of music and storytelling. To be live, in a room with Hiroya will render you speechless. It is an awe-inspiring night. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com

November 13 – 17, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LaGrange Mall Festive Five

The LaGrange Mall is excited to present The Festive Five, a five night event to kick off the holiday season! Performances will be held November 13th-17th from 4pm-8pm. We are calling all choirs, musicians, dance groups and performers to share holiday cheer by performing live in the Mall for the chance to become the city’s Festive Favorite. You can register your group at www.thefestivefive.com by Friday, October 20th.

November 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert


The LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a fall concert. Special guests include the musicians from the LaGrange Symphony Youth String Ensemble, Strings Attached after-school program and Starter Strings. Location: Callaway Auditorium – on the campus of LaGrange College. Raylene Carter Executive Director 706-882-0662 or info@lagrangesymphony.org

November 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

LaGrange Has Talent


On Stage, judged performance of top 10 talents submitted by video and voted on by the general public. This event is a fundraiser put on by The Magnolia Society, a Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of West Georgia. All proceeds benefit Early Learning Programs in Troup County for School Readiness. Location: Troup High School Fine Arts Center, LaGrange Has Talent United Way of West Ga. P.O. Box 532 LaGrange, Ga 30241 706-884-8292

November 17, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Holiday Sip & Shop


Enjoy a festive evening in Downtown LaGrange as participating merchants extend their shop hours to kick off the holiday shopping season with special sales, complimentary gift wrapping with purchase and food samples. Wine tasting available for a $25.00 donation benefiting a local charity. Sign up for wine tasting at participating merchants prior to the event date or at the Chamber Plaza on 11/17 beginning at 5:00 pm.

Historic Downtown LaGrange, Contact Information: Barbie Watts Downtown LaGrange Development Authority 706-298-4534

November 18 & 19

“We Gather Together” – A Concert of Praise and Thanksgiving


This 12th Annual Concert is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at 1st Presbyterian Church, LaGrange.  This concert has become a community tradition. Contact Information: Choral Society of West Georgia – Bettie Biggs, Artistic Director, 706-882-2734, $15 per person

November 18, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Barry Waldrep and Friends


Barry Waldrep is a high energy Southern rock, Americana, Bluegrass instrumentalist, songwriter and composer. Main instruments played are acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo. With Barry and Friends it is non-stop perfection. As they tear it up on stage you may find yourself holding your breath. This has always been a packed show. Get your tickets early. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., LaGrange, Hillside Community

Contact Information: 706.443.4838 – Fees/Admission: $20

November 19, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Downtown LaGrange Holiday Open House


Downtown LaGrange merchants welcome the holiday season and open their doors on Sunday for this annual holiday shopping tradition. Come be inspired by their festively decorated shops and find perfect holiday gifts! Enjoy special sales, complimentary gift wrap with purchase & food samples. Shop local this holiday!

Contact Information: Barbie Watts Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, 706-298-4534

LaGrange Memorial & Hogansville Public Library Events for October

10/19/2017 11:30 AM

Crafty Lunch Crew

The Crafty Lunch Crew is making children’s quilts for project Linus.  Lots of different talents are needed – measure, iron, pin or sew.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/19/2017 4:00 PM

Tween Vision Board Party

Hosted by Viedra Sullivan. Ages 9-12. Registration is required.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/20/2017 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Friends of the Library Book Shop Open

Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library have their book shop open every Friday selling used books.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange


Programming Class

Join us for our first FREE computer programming class at the LaGrange Memorial Library.  This instructor led class will start with JavaScript on October 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Classes will evolve based on your interests.  Computer experience is required although specific programming experience is not.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Fill out the form at www.thrl.org/computer-classes to indicate your interest in future classes or to register.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/24/2017 4:30 PM

CAREing Paws

Cooper & Bear the Therapy Dogs visit the library every month. Children can practice reading to Cooper or Bear, friendly well-trained therapy dogs, in a one-on-one 15 minute session. For children in 1st – 3rd grade and students with special needs. Registration is required: 706-822-7784

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/24/2017 6:00 PM

Genealogy I

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 required.  Please call 706-882-7784 x 20 to register.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/25/2017 10:30 AM

Story Time

Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/25/2017 10:30 AM


Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft.

Hogansville Public Library, 310 Johnson St., Hogansville

10/27/2017 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Friends of the Library Book Shop Open

Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library have their book shop open every Friday selling used books.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/31/2017 3:00 PM

Microsoft Word Basics

Learn the basics of word processing including formatting and spell check. Registration is required.

Please call 706-882-7784 x 20 to register.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

10/31/2017 6:00 PM

Genealogy II

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.

Please call 706-882-7784 x 20 to register.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St, LaGrange

Ongoing Events


Each Sunday, 10:55 AM – 12:00 PM

The Bridge @ LaGrange First United Methodist Church

New casual worship service featuring a message and trending contemporary Christian music. Sundays at 10:55 am in the Methodist Ministries Center Gym, LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad St, LaGrange

706-884-4635, www.lagrangefumc.org


Now – February 13, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM

Grief Share Support Group

A community-wide grief support group to help walk thru the process of grieving. Does not have to be a recent loss, but simply a safe place to help give you some tools to better deal with your loss.

New Community Church, 1200 S. Davis Rd., LaGrange

Kal Busman, Associate Pastor, 706.882.9270, www.ncclagrange.com/

One time fee of $15 for a workbook.

Now – November 27

Line Dance Class

Intermediate Level Line Dance Class Open to Adults of All Ages

Location: The Active Life Wellness Center 140 Ragland Street

Date/Time Information: Every Tuesday from 7 p – 8 p

Contact Information: 706-883-1681

Now – October 30, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Beginning Line Dance Class

Mondays at 1 p.m. Beginning Line Dance lessons Open to Adults 55+

The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone:(706) 883-1681


First Tuesday monthly – November 7

Troup County Master Gardeners 2017 Lunch and Learn Series

Bring your lunch and come join the Troup County Master Gardeners as we explore a variety of horticultural topics. Each session will be held the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 at the LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St. LaGrange, Free!

Contact Information: Shirley Gilliam 706-883-1675


A new Netflix series called “The Haunting of Hill House” will begin filming in LaGrange next week and they are looking for extras.

The series will be based on the Shirley Jackson horror novel, “The Haunting of Hill House” and according to IMBd, one of the main actors is Timothy Hutton. Mike Flanagan, known for his work in the horror genre, is the writer-director.

Much of the planned 10-episode series will be filmed in LaGrange in the next 6 months.

According to casting representatives they are looking for several extras to be a part of the film. They are casting for construction workers for three days (10/25-10/27), funeral guests for one day (10/24), and funeral guests with cars from 1980-1992 (10/24).

They are also looking for a feature role for an aunt.

The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office launched the Camera Ready Communities program in 2010 to train and certify Georgia counties to work effectively with production companies and provide local, one-on-one assistance in every aspect of production, from location scouting and film permits to traffic control, catering and lodging. Troup County is a Camera Ready community and is always happy to partner the entertainment industry on movie and TV projects.

For more details on how to be a part of next week’s filming, go to www.facebook.com/castingtaylormade or email ExtrasCastingTM@gmail.com.

Saturday – October 28 is the Date!

 Free Admission and Family Friendly

Phantoms of the Organ


First Presbyterian Church LaGrange

7:00 p.m.


The community screening for the award-winning film “Holden On, the true story about a LaGrange teen suffering from mental illness and addiction, will be Wednesday, October 18th at Sweetland Amphitheatre.


LaGrange native and the film’s director, writer, & producer Tamlin Hall was inspired to create the film after his friend Holden Layfield, a popular LaGrange teen, died by suicide at the age of 19.


Hall admits it’s been a tough journey of discovery but he along with Holden’s family are committed to using the film to help promote awareness of mental illness.

“He was someone who treated me like a human being when others bullied me,” said Hall.

“Holden’s humanity is inside of me. I’m going to forever be the voice for those who don’t feel they have the opportunity, like I did. I now have an opportunity to be a leader and I’m going to use my 15 minutes of fame and use it for the greater good.”

Hall spent today (Tuesday 10/17) talking to LaGrange High School students about the movie and plans to screen the movie tonight at New Community Church for participants with the Mental Health, Drug, and DUI Accountability Court. Participant attendees will receive 2 hour participant court credit.

The film was shot entirely in LaGrange and the community supported much of the filming. Friends and family housed and fed some sixty cast and crew members during the filming.

“It’s exciting to showcase a film that was written, directed, and produced right here in LaGrange by a LaGrange native,” said Sweetland Amphitheatre Director Becca Eiland.


“Not only was it shot here, it was supported by the community. It’s a true testament about how the film came together.”


The independent film, shot entirely in LaGrange, has garnered praise from critics and audiences around the country. “Holden On” was an Atlanta Journal-Constitution critics pick and Audience Award winner for best feature when it bowed at the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival. The social issue teen drama has gone on to win at every film festival it’s screened so far across the country. Most recently, the Woodstock Film Festival selected “Holden On” from over 150 films at their festival to screen at their annual high school career day for 9-12 graders.
The event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public but when the film airs at 8PM, it may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. It will cover some adult content.


The gates open at 5:30pm with live music from CBDB, lawn games, food vendors, local craft beer and wine, and will culminate with the screening of Holden On. Tamlin Hall and the actor who plays Holden Layfield, Matthew Fahey, will be in attendance.


There is a $2 suggested cash donation per person. All proceeds for the Sweetland community event will go towards the IAMHOLDENON organization.


IAMHOLDENON is a 501©3 organization with a goal to use Holden’s personality traits of compassion, generosity and acceptance to create a social shift surrounding mental health.


One in four people will be affected by a mental disorder during their life and suicide is the #2 cause of death of ages 15-24.

Coinciding with the “Holden On” screening will be a high school student led IAMHOLDENON art exhibit with the theme of mental illness.


Gates open, food trucks, and the art walk will begin at 5:30 PM. The live music will be 6:15-7:45 PM. No outside food or beverage allowed. You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. The movie “Holden On” will begin at 8PM. Content may not be appropriate for children.


For more information visit www.iamholdenon.org or www.sweetland.events.


2017 Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival

Saturday, October 21st @ 4 until 9 pm

The second annual Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival will include 40+ breweries, 120+ beers, live bluegrass music, local food vendors, a SEC football viewing tent, tie-dye booth, lawn games, and FREE local cab rides home. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of The Thread. The festival is sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham, iHeart Radio, Wild Leap Brewing Co., Jackson Beverages, & HJ Wings & Things Newnan.

Music by: 

Larry Keel Experience, River Whyless, Early James & the Latest, &  Blackberry Possum

Food By:

505 Eats, Mare Sol, Karvelas, Holloway Pork Rinds, Bo’s Snacks, & Frios Gourmet Pops

$35 – Advance Tickets*
$40 – Day Of *
$10  Advance Music Only Tickets
$15 – Day Of Music Only Tickets
$10 – VIP Parking
*Includes Unlimited Samples & Souvenir Glass 

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