Where to be in Troup County in September

September 8, 7:00 AM

HYPE presents Bark at the Park

Join the Chamber’s HYPE group for the 2018 Bark at the Park. Late registration is available at tomorrow’s event. Proceeds benefit the LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society.

SAVE THE DATE – October 4

Mulligan’s Island Golf Tournament

Join Gilligan, the Skipper, and other great Chamber members on Mulligan’s Island for the 2018 Chamber Golf Tournament at The Fields Golf Club. Morning and afternoon tee times, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more details, download the flyer here: http://www.lagrangechamber.com/special-events or call 706-884-8671.

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

Football Mondays at Johnny’s Pizza – LaGrange, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Come out every Monday night during the football season and support the LaGrange, Troup and Callaway High School and LaGrange College football coaches during the weekly Coach’s Show with Coleman Vice and Eagle 102.3 FM. Johnny’s Pizza, 1506 Lafayette Pkwy, LaGrange.

Through October 4, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Teen & Adult Jazz class


Teen and Adult Jazz with Brenda Jean Hamilton This class is designed for true beginner up to intermediate levels. Jazz is a fun, upbeat dance style inspired by various popular music and movements through the ages and present day. The class will explore many stylized movements and skills while focusing on body alignment, strength, flexibility and confidence in moving. Lafayette Society of Performing Arts Center for Dance, 210 Bull St Lagrange, Contact Information: Amy Orr aorr@lsparts.org 706-882-9439, $75\6 weeks

Through October 4, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Teen & Adult Tap class


Teen and Adult Tap with Barbara Jean Hamilton This class is designed for true beginner up to intermediate levels. Tap is an energetic study of rhythm through the body. With the use of tap shoes, dancers will work on warmup patterns, center and across the floor skills. Lafayette Society of Performing Arts Center for Dance, 210 Bull St Lagrange, Contact Information: Amy Orr aorr@lsparts.org 706-882-9439, $75\6 weeks

Now – September 27

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Learn various Ballroom Dances in this 5 week session. Lessons taught by Cody Foote. $100. per couple Open to Adults of All Ages. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

September 1 – 30

LaGrange Has Talent Registration


Do you have a talent? Want to win $2,000? LaGrange Has Talent registration will be September 1-30. Contestants will submit a video of their performance during this time – September 1-30. There is a $50 application fee. The public votes on their favorite video October 1-31. $1=1 vote The Top 10 acts will perform Thursday, November 15th to compete for $2,000. People’s Choice award is $500. This fundraising event is presented by the Magnolia Society, the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. For more information, go to www.lagrangehastalent.com. Contact Information: Katie Van Schoor (706) 302-7356

September 7, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

L.I.F.E. International Student Art Exhibit

Reception for the High School Art Competition held in connection with the L.I.F.E. International Festival weekend. Cochran Gallery downtown on the square.nolney@charter.net

September 7, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Sweetland Presents Live at Wild Leap: Rebirth Brass Band with Maggie Koerner & Front Porch Collective

Wild Leap Brew Co., 308 Main Street, LaGrange

September 7, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ciao Vino!


Indulge all the senses as you enjoy an evening of wine tasting, chef inspired food pairings and musical entertainment at Ciao Vino! Ciao Vino! is a premiere wine pairing event hosted by Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, held in the magnificent ballroom of Del’avant Event center located in Downtown LaGrange. A complimentary wine glass and appetizer tray will be given to each participant to commemorate the Ciao Vino! Event. Contact Information: Barbie Watts Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, barbiew@downtownlagrange.com. Rooftop Premiere Tasting – $70.00 Ballroom Grand Tasting – $55.00 advance purchase

September 8, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

L.I.F.E. International Festival

Whether you’d like to enjoy food from the far reaches of Tibet or see a children’s Bollywood-inspired dance performance from India, the LaGrange International Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, will give you a taste of the many cultures that bring diversity to the LaGrange community! Sponsored by the LaGrange International Friendship Exchange, or L.I.F.E., the festival will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Main Street in downtown LaGrange and features free food, music and fun for the whole family.

September 9, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

L.I.F.E. concert honoring 9/11

Concert featuring international talent as well as local talent honoring the memory of 9/11 at Callaway Auditorium. Part of the L.I.F.E. International weekend.

September 11, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Dr. Julie Williams

The Troup County Historical Society will host a Lunch&Learn event at Hills and Dales featuring Dr. Julie Williams. Dr. Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Samford University. Her research interests include the Titanic, the Wright Brothers, and Colonial Media. Box lunches will be provided by Mare-Sol. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advanced reservations are requested. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (706) 884-1828 or email haley@trouparchives.org.

September 12, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fundraiser for Bellevue

Come join us for a cool, sweet treat at Frios with their wonderful gourmet pops. A portion of their profits during the time period will benefit Bellevue to help maintain and restore an historic national treasure! Frios 120 Bull Street LaGrange, Contact Information: 419-346-0139

September 14, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Troup County Board of REALTORS® BBQ Fundraiser


Troup County Board of REALTORS® will be hosting our annual BBQ Fundraiser on Sept. 14, 2018, from 11 am- 2 pm in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot. Tickets are on sale now through 8/31/2018 at the TCBOR office, and are $8.00 each. All proceeds benefit Georgia Sheriff’s Pineland/Camp Pioneer. Contact Information: Troup County Board of REALTORS® 115 Broad Street, Ste 203 LaGrange, 706/884-2600

September 14, 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

March of Dimes / Diverse Power Golf Tournament


The annual March of Dimes / Diverse Power Golf Tournament is a four-person scramble held at The Fields Golf Course. Prizes are given to the top team as well as numerous door prizes and special event prizes. Lunch is provided by Longhorn prior to the shotgun start at 12:30 pm. The Fields Golf Course, 257 S. Smith Road, LaGrange, Lunch begins at 11:30 am Shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Contact Information: Carla Starling 706.845.0708. $400 per team Each golfer can purchase a mulligan and a red tee box for an additional $10. $100 tee sign sponsorships available.

September 14, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance Night with live band Complimentary Foxtrot lesson begins at 7:00 p.m. Open to Adults of All Ages, Fees/Admission: $20.00 per couple The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

September 14, 7:30 PM

Pure Life presents Levi Lowery and Wyatt Durrette


Yesterday’s Wine Featuring Levi Lowery and Wyatt Durrette captivates and charms their audience in any venue. Music festivals and songwriter rounds across the country have been buzzing about the brilliant shows delivered by the duo. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., Historic Hillside in LaGrange. Contact Information: 7064434838, Purelifelagrange@me.com

September 15, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Annual walk to benefit Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Vernon Woods Retirement Community, Contact Information: Susan Burdick 706-812-2899. No fee or admission. This is a fundraiser, so any donations are appreciated.

September 15, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday Night Dance

Country Music Dance…with live band Open to Adults of All Ages

The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681 Fees/Admission: $6.00 per person

September 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Pure Life presents Barry Waldrep’s Southern Culture Revival


Barry Waldrep is a world class musician who brings only the highest quality musicians with him. All his performances sell out. An evening of southern music by Barry Waldrep, Jason Bailey, Bryan Hall, Caelan Berry, and Joe Debrow. All are natives of Alabama and Georgia. Backyard and Dinner: 6 PM (cash only) Venue Doors: 6:30 PM Show: 7:30 PM Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., Historic Hillside in LaGrange. Contact Information: 7064434838,Purelifelagrange@me.com Fees/Admission: $20 Cash at door or purchase tickets at the pure life studios website

September 18, 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM

LaGrange Symphony Guild’s My Favorite Things


This Symphony Guild event which features luncheon, marketplace, silent auction and fabulous trips is a fundraiser in support of the youth programs offered by the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. Del’Avant Event Center, Contact Information: LaGrange Symphony Guild, guild@lagrangesymphony.org, Fees/Admission: $55 per person

September 20 – 29

Little Shop of Horrors


A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. The LTC Black Box Theatre provides an intimate setting for its exceptional live theatrical productions, offering a picnic-style setting where guests provide their own food or may purchase concessions and beverages on site. For showtimes or more details, please call LSPA 706-882-9909 or email info@lsparts.org

September 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2nd Annual Commanders Banquet

American Legion Post 75 LaGrange will have their 2nd annual Commander’s Banquet. September 22, 2018 6-8 pm. This banquet is for continuous service in the American Legion. This Banquet is for all Veterans and their families. Veterans eat free and tickets are $5.00 each for spouse and family members. For tickets please call Post Adjutant Tania Griffin 706-416-2749 Post or 706-518-9577 Cell. 722 Jenkins Street, LaGrange.

September 23-24

Ely Callaway Golf Event

The 23rd Ely Callaway Golf Event at Highland Country Club is two days of fun and fellowship for an excellent cause—WellStar West Georgia Hospice! A PGA tour or club professional plays on each team. Sunday’s schedule includes a free junior clinic at 11 a.m., the Bill Ayers Shoot Out at 12:30 p.m., and pre-tournament social and Calcutta auction at 6:30 p.m. The tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Sponsorship opportunities are available, including a new opportunity for friends and family to honor a loved one with a Memorial Tee Sponsorship. For more information, contact Tammy Forbus attammy.forbus@wellstar.org or visit http://www.westgeorgiahospice.org/golf-event.

September 24, 11:00 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Morocco


Experience the Magic of Morocco with this preview of the upcoming 3D Journeys lecture series that begins in January and the release of the travel brochure.

LaGrange College: Turner Hall/ Dickson Assembly Room

Contact Information: LaGrange College Alumni and Community Relations 706.880.8244 or alumni@lagrange.edu. Lectures are FREE; Dutch treat lunch is served in Pitts Cafeteria following Lecture $9.00 per person.

September 25, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch N Learn Employee Retention


Free Lunch N Learn Busting Barriers: Team Development & employee retention workshop. Outcomes: How to build affective teams, increase employee retention, identify barriers to your growth, strategic initiatives and priorities, and key insights to understanding your team. Chamber of Commerce, 111 Bull Street, LaGrange Contact Information: Dan Woltmann Connexus Group Leadership Consultant (762) 333-2185

September 25, 7:30 PM

LSO presents The Beginning


The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra presents a centenary celebration of American icon Leonard Bernstein. Callaway Auditorium Contact Information: Raylene Carter, Executive Director 706-882-0662 or info@lagrangesymphony.org. Adult tickets are $30, $20 or $10 + fees, depending on seating. Students over 12 are $5 and youth 12 and under are free but must have tickets.

September 28, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

West Point Lake History Cruise


Come aboard the Miss Sally floating classroom for a peek into the past Shannon Gavin Johnson, the director of Troup County Historical Society, will share interesting facts and tidbits about the history of this body of water. The tour will start and end at Pyne Road Park. Cost includes a light picnic dinner with specialty sandwiches, chips and veggie tray catered by 505 Eats. Online registration required Pyne Road Park, 4481 Roanoke Rd., LaGrange Fees/Admission: $30

September 29, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Paint The Town Pink/HOPE For A Day Walk

Join WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, HOPE For a Day and Breast Friends For Life as they “Team Up Against Breast Cancer” at the community’s annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising event on Lafayette Square.  The HOPE For a Day 10-mile walk through LaGrange begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon on the Square, when breast cancer patients and survivors will be honored. With support from the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition and District IV Public Health, WellStar West Georgia will provide free clinical breast exams with vouchers for free mammograms for those who qualify. For more information, visit facebook.com/HOPEforaday/lagrange or call 706.812.2191.

Now – September 25

Pickle Ball

Open to Adults 55+ Come learn how to play Pickle Ball! All equipment is provided. Feel free to bring a racquet, if you have one. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

Now – September 29

Images of the Estate Photography Exhibition


A special summer exhibition in the Visitor Center featuring contest award-winning photographs taken at the estate.

October 1 – 31

LaGrange Has Talent Voting


Vote for your favorite talent online! LaGrange Has Talent will open up the voting for the public to vote on their favorite acts. $1=1 vote Money raised will benefit Early Learning Programs for School Readiness in Troup County. The top 10 acts with the highest votes will be invited to participate in the on stage finals Thursday, November 15th at Troup High School’s Fine Arts Building. The winner will receive $2,000. The People’s Choice award winner will receive $500. For more go to www.lagrangehastalent.com.

Contact Information: Katie Van Schoor (706) 302-7356

October 3, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Alternative Financing Forum


Businesses need access to capital to operate and grow their businesses. However, traditional loans are not always available nor are they necessarily the best source of funds for all businesses. In this workshop, a panel of experts will discuss many different options for your business to gain funding in order to thrive and grow. LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce 111 Bull Street LaGrange, Contact Information: Deborah Free UGA Small Business Development Center 3100 Gentian Blvd., Ste. 119 Columbus, GA 31907, 706-569-2651, columbus@georgiasbdc.org. Admission is free.

October 3, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Fundraiser for Bellevue

Come join us at Mighty Joe’s Pizza for some of your favorites. A portion of their profits for the time period will be donated to Bellevue to help maintain and restore an historic national treasure. Mighty Joe’s Pizza 101 Lafayette Pkwy LaGrange. Contact: 419-346-0139

October 4, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Historic Rural Churches of Georgia Lecture & Book Signing


Sonny Seals and George Hart, authors of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, will speak about their recent book on forty-seven early houses of worship throughout the state. The book is a project of the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia organization whose mission is the preservation of historic rural churches and the documentation of their history. Hills & Dales Estate Fees/Admission: $10 for non-members/Free for members.

October 5, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Point University Golf Classic


Did you know 25% of Point University students are from Troup and Chambers County? Support Point’s Golf Classic to contribute to the $1 million in aid given to these local students! Point University Golf Club, 7:30 Registration and Breakfast 9:00 Shotgun Start

Contact Information: Stacy Bartlett 706-385-1100

October 6, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Junior Service League Attic Sale


The Junior Service League Attic Sale will be Sat., Oct. 6 at Callaway Conference Center on Fort Drive. The pre-sale will be Friday, Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. Contact Information: Jennifer Wallace, Send message on Facebook to Junior Service League of LaGrange, GA. Fees/Admission: Oct. 6 8 a,m. early entry $5, 8:30 a.m. entry $1, Pre-sale on Oct. 5 is $5 entry and all items are price and a half

October 14, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Azalea Storytelling Festival: Stories in the Garden


Held in the pecan grove at historic Hills & Dales, this family-friendly event features a storyteller to entertain guests as they relax on the lawn.For information, please call LSPA 706-882-9909 or email info@lsparts.org Free, but registration is required

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