Where to be in Troup during October

Where to be in Troup during October

November 29, 6:00 PM

2018 LaGrange Christmas Parade – Miracle on Main Street

Bobby Carmichael, a long-time community leader who most recently retired as Executive Director of the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority (DLDA), will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 42nd Annual LaGrange Christmas Parade on November 29 in downtown LaGrange. Download the parade application here:http://www.lagrangechamber.com/special-events

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

Volunteer Opportunity – 2018 Bike MS: Atlanta Peach Ride, October 5-7, 2018.


All festival site volunteer opportunities will be located at Wild Leap Brew Co. 308 Main St, LaGrange. Click link above for more details.

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.

Now – November 1

Holiday Evergreens fundraiser

Get ready to decorate for Christmas with beautiful, fresh greenery. Purchase a wreath, swag, center piece, or garland. Prices run from $21.00 to $75.00. Go to Bellevue to look at the catalog and make your purchase. All proceeds go towards supporting Bellevue, LaGrange’s only National Historic Landmark. Bellevue, 204 Ben Hill Street, LaGrange

419-346-0139, Prices range from $21.00 to $75.00

Now – October 31

Oakhurst Fall Daze


Oakhurst Fall Daze Amazing 4- acre Corn Maze, Pumpkins on the vine, Small Animal Corral, Hay bale Jump & Slides, Cow Milking Replica, Rubber Duck Race, Kiddie Corn Maze, Gourd & Sunflower Patch, Live Duck Slide $ Mini Pig Race, Barrel Train & Farm Animal Hay Ride 19710 Ga Hwy 219, West Point – Public Hours: Friday- 4-7 Saturday- 10-7 Sunday- 1-7, Contact Information: Melanee – 706-615-2081, leanna_m@hotmail.comFees/Admission: $10 per person 2 and under FREE $5 65 and older 20% Discount: Military, First Responders & Groups of 10 or more

Now – October 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

Now – December 10

Sewing Class

Beginner’s Sewing Class is held on the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month Oct. 1st & 8th Nov. 5th & 12th Dec. 3rd & 10th Open to anyone 55+ The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

Now – December 18

Pickle Ball

Open to Adults 55+ Come learn how to play Pickle Ball every Tuesday from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM! All equipment is provided. Feel free to bring a racquet, if you have one. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

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 4, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Painting with Coffee: Chris Hagebak


Internationally known artist Chris Hagebak, owner of LaGrange’s 809 Gallery of Art, has made a name for himself with his unusual medium – coffee! Learn how to paint with coffee, which is more forgiving than watercolor. Supplies included.

LaGrange Art Museum’s Center for Creative Learning 112 Lafayette Pkwy LaGrange, Contact Information: 7068823267, events@lagrangeartmuseum.org. Fees/Admission:

1 Class $65, $60 members of LaGrange Art Museum

October 4, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Pure Life Presents Arkansauce


Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., Historic Hillside in LaGrange. Contact Information: 7064434838, Purelifelagrange@me.com Tickets $20.00. Dinner is cash only and goes up to $10.00

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, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival Tower Trail 5K Walk/Run


Experience Hogansville on a beautiful fall morning as you run or walk a 5K route along the Tower Trail, past the historic homes on Oak Street, through downtown Main Street, and around one of Hogansville’s oldest residential neighborhoods. Prizes are awarded to race winners in age categories. Location: Hogansville Elementary School 611 E. Main Street. Contact Information: 706-957-4973, service@wmandmary.com

Fees/Admission: $20 Adults; $15 12 and under

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. regular entry $1, Pre-sale on Oct. 5 is $5 entry and all items are price and a half.

October 10, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

West Georgia Tech Open House


The LaGrange campus Open House will be October 10th, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be prizes, food, tours, and giveaways, as well as opportunities 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. Those who attend Open House will be able to apply for free (Admission Fee waived). Join us!

West Georgia Tech – 1 College Circle (1302 Orchard Hill, for your GPS) in LaGrange

Contact Information: Candy Pugh, Enrollment Ctr. Coordinator 706-756-4591, candy.pugh@westgatech.edu

October 11, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Troup County Board of REALTORS(R) Golf Tournament


TCBOR 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Proceeds to benefit Camp Dogwood and TCBOR 11:30 am Lunch 1:00 pm Shotgun Start Putting and Chipping Contest: $5 each player Mulligans: $5 each/Limit 3 per hole-Not for use on prize holes 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Team, Closet to Pin, Longest Drive, Hole-in-One. Location: The Fields Golf Club 257 S. Smith Rd. LaGrange. For Sponsorships, contact: Georgia Flowers at 706/884/2600 For Team Play, contact: Patty Maenhoudt at patty@gorealtyteam.com. Fees/Admission: Individual: $100 Team: $400 Sponsorships

October 11 & 13, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

John Lennon and Me: One-Act Performance


“John Lennon and Me” Written by Cherie Bennett and Directed by Amy McDow. Adapted as a one-act version of the play, with the author’s permission, with a run-time of one hour. Performances will be on October 11th and 13th at 7pm. Seating at the LTC Black Box is picnic style and guests are welcome to bring food and drinks of their choice to enjoy at their table. All seats are $8 and may be reserved online or by calling the LTC Black Box at 706-882-9909.

October 11, 18 & 25, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cooking Myself to Death with Erma Roberts- Authentic Southern Cooking


Perhaps you met the life-loving Erma as she sells sumptuous beignets at the downtown LaGrange Farmer’s Market or maybe she drives your childrens’ school bus. Erma says when she retires, she will cook herself to death, hence the title of this series of cooking classes. There are 3 classes in this series: Oct. 11- Authentic Southern Cooking Oct. 18- Southern Cooking without Clogging Arteries Oct. 25- Gluten Free Cooking. LaGrange Art Museum’s Center for Creative Learning 112 Lafayette Pkwy LaGrange, Contact Information: 7068823267, events@lagrangeartmuseum.org. 3 Classes: $90, $85 members of LaGrange Art Museum 1 Class: $35.00 15yrs-Adult

October 12, 7:30 PM

Pure Life presents Jontavious Willis and the Front Porch Collective Reunion


Come be a part of this local music collaboration phenomenon. Both: The Bluesman, Jontavious Willis, and the Old-Time musicians … Front Porch Collective (Callie Hammond, Henry Jacobs, and Nick Mayfield) are local musicians taking the stage by storm. When you hear what these two genres meld together you know it is their true calling. They play from the heart – they have a love and passion for music from time gone-by. You are sure to do some toe-tapping, hand clapping and ear to ear grinning during this rare reunion of friends. Don’t miss it. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., Historic Hillside in LaGrange. Contact Information: 7064434838,Purelifelagrange@me.com Backyard and Dinner 6 PM (cash only) Venue 6:30 PM

Fees/Admission: $20.00 Dinner is cash only

October 12, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday Night Dance

Come enjoy an evening of dancing…ballroom, western and line dances. Open to Adults of All Ages $20.00 per couple Complimentary Triple Swing lesson begins at 7:00 pm The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

October 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hummingbird Festival Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade


Second year! Our first year in 2017 was a big success. Dogs and owners can strut their stuff Saturday October 13, 2018 in downtown Hogansville, GA. The parade is free! No charge for you or your dogs. Everyone has a great time, especially the dogs.

Calvin Hipp Veterans Memorial Park, Hogansville, 706-637-8887, Free

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.orgFree, but registration is required

October 17 & November 7

Your Pie Benefit Night for the injured LaGrange Fire Department firefighters.

Dine at Your Pie Between 5pm and 10pm on those nights and 20% of that evening’s proceeds will be donated to their recovery fund. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a great meal and give back to those who serve our community.

October 18, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hummingbird Festival Kick-Off Party


Let’s Kick Off the 2018 Hummingbird Festival by getting our groove on with the Vintage Vixens. We’re rolling it back to the 60’s! Peace, Love & Rock & Roll. Sixties music by the VINTAGE VIXENS BAND. Delectable Cuisine by Chef Tulla White. Dinner ** Dancing ** Silent Auction Sixties Dress Optional!! Bring on the Tie-Dye & Bellbottoms

Vintage White Barn at Victoria Belle 602 E. Main Street, Hogansville. Contact Information: 706-333-2520,service@wmandmary.com, Fees/Admission: $65.00 per person.

October 18 – 20

The Curious Savage


The warm comedy “The Curious Savage” will be presented at 8:00 PM, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights; Oct 18-20 with a 2:00 PM Matinee on Saturday, Oct 20.

New Horizon Theatre, 411 W 8th St, West Point.

Box Office: 706/518-6234 Theatre: 706/643-7529 Fees/Admission: $16.00 – Adults $13.00 – Seniors, Students, & Military

October 18, 7:30 PM

Pure Life presents Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio


You will be hard pressed to find more talent in one room than this trio. Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s memorable live performances feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, or acoustic guitar. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St., Historic Hillside in LaGrange. Contact Information: 7064434838, Purelifelagrange@me.com

October 19 – 21

LaGrange College Homecoming


LaGrange College Annual Homecoming Event: Community invited Friday night: WildLeap Concert: featuring the Reason’s Why and acoustic guitarist Stoney Dennis 5 pm-11 pm; food and beverages will be available for purchase. Saturday: Tailgate at Callaway Auditorium 10-game end. 11:00 Women’s Soccer; 2:00 Football Game LaGrange College vs. Maryville, tickets available at gate. Sunday: 10:00 Volleyball game 11:00 am Memorial Service in LaGrange College Chapel; 2 pm Volleyball game

Location: WildLeap downtown and various places on Hill campus and athletic/art campus. LaGrange College Alumni & Community Relations 706.880.8244 or alumni@lagrange.edu. Fees/Admission: Concert is free; food and beverages will be available for purchase. Game tickets available for purchase at gate

October 19, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

October Fest at River’s Bend Winery and Vineyard

Come join us for a fun evening with wine tasting, eating cheese and hors d’oeuvres, and great music. All for the ticket price of $30.00 each. Invite your friends and neighbors. Your will also have the opportunity to purchase bottles of wine to take home, all while benefiting Bellevue, LaGrange’s only National Historic Site! River’s Bend Winery and Vineyard 692 Adams Rd. West Point, Contact Information: 4193460139, Fees/Admission: $30.00 per person. Can be purchased from a LaGrange Woman’s Club member.

October 19, 7:00 PM

“Playing it Forward” Jazz Concert


An evening of traditional jazz for modern ears with sophisticated tastes. For information contactasellman@lagrange.edu, Beason Recital Hall, West Side, on Panther Way on the LaGrange College Campus

October 20, 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

12th Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Annual Induction Awards


The 12 Annual Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Induction Awards will take at the Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange, Georgia. The evening consists of a reception from 5 until 6:30 PM, dinner from 6:30 until 8:00 PM and awards program beginning at 8:00 PM. Dress: Coat and tie for gentlemen and the equivalent for ladies. Family friendly event. For more details, thegrhof@gmail.com or www.grhof.com

October 20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Phantoms of The Organ


Join the area’s uniquely talented organists on Saturday evening, October 20, 2018 for our 3rd Annual “Phantoms of the Organ – The Great Spooktacular Concert” featuring the oft unsung heroes of the consul performing great seasonal Halloween hits for the entire family – complete with costumes! This event, 7:00 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 festive autumn family-friendly event! Location: First Presbyterian Church Broad Street LaGrange, GA Contact Information: 706-882-2734 Free

October 20, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday Night Dance

Enjoy an evening of dancing to the tunes of Jimmy Smith and the New River Band. Open to Adults of All Ages $6.00 per person The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

October 20 – 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival


Awarded Southeast Tourism Society’s Designation as a “Top 20 Event” Join us for the 21st 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, Pet Parade and 5K Run. Kick-off party and silent auction at beautiful Victoria Belle Mansion on Thursday, Oct. 18. Main Street in Historic Downtown Hogansville

Contact Information: 706-333-2520, service@wmandmary.com

October 22, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Seeking Eden Lecture, Book Signing & Plant Sale


In partnership with the Elms & Roses Garden Club Council, Hills & Dales Estate invites you to join Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy, authors of Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, for a reception and talk at Del’Avant Event Center. There will also be a plant sale with Jason Powell of Petals from the Past, Jemison, AL.

Del’Avant Event Center, 141 Main Street, LaGrange, Contact Information: Carleton Wood, Hills & Dales Estate at 706-882-3242 or Marilyn Williamson at 706-884-5081.

Fees/Admission: $20 per person, available at Plum Southern or by calling Elms & Roses at 706-884-5081; $15 for Hills & Dales members, may be purchased at Hills & Dales Visitor Center or by calling 706-882-3242.

October 26 – December 28, 1:00 PM

Chair Volleyball

Join us for this great game every Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm! Chair volleyball is a FUN way to get to know new people and exercise, also! Open to Adults 55+ The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, (706) 883-1681

October 24 – 27, 28, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

“Crazy for You” musical

Presented by LaGrange College Theatre, “Crazy for You” is filled with Gershwin tunes like “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” It tells the story of Bobby Child, a wealthy city boy who dreams of being a Broadway star but is pressured by his domineering mother to be a banker. When she sends him to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a broken-down theater, he falls madly in love with Polly Baker, the spunky theater owner’s daughter. Price Theater, LaGrange College. Contact Information: Lydia Phelps, Fees/Admission: Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (55 and older) and non-LC students and free for LC students faculty and staff. Box office opens at noon Oct. 15, and continues weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. Call 706-880-8080 or email priceboxoffice@lagrange.edu

October 25 – 27

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. Tickets are available online athttps://www.freshtix.com/events/mystery-in-our-history-ghostly-walking-tours or by calling the Legacy Museum at 706.884.1828

October 27, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Society of Seven: Howl at the Moon


Music: Front Porch Collective Tickets: $20 members, $25 for soon-to-be members and kids free. One complimentary beer or wine with ticket purchase, then cash bar. Grilled appetizers, too. Howl at the Moon night is your chance to just cut free, do something unexpected and just let the wild in you out for an evening. The Society of Seven is a group of realist plein air and studio painters based in and around Newnan, Georgia. LaGrange Art Museum 112 Lafayette Parkway LaGrange, (706)882-3267, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org

October 28, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Community Trunk or Treat


Halloween fun for children. There will be inflatables, rides, candy, games, costume contest, prizes and more. Free fun for all. Sponsored by First United Methodist, St. Marks, and Warren Temple United Methodist Churches., Location: Trinity Street, Contact Information: Jeanne Jones, jeanne@lagrangefumc.org

October 28, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ghosts on the Water

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will be offering a community outing “Ghosts on the Water: A Celebration of Southern Spirit Stories and Songs” on West Point Lake. Join us on the West Point Lake Floating Classroom for an evening of waterborne spirits, stories, and songs. Led by Southern Spirit Guide Lewis Powell and Storyteller Carol Cain, this moonlight cruise promises a boatload of ghostly chills about the South’s most haunted waterways. Participants are welcome to bring their own food and drinks. We will be departing from Pyne Road Park located at 4481 Roanoke Rd. LaGrange. Register online: https://chattahoochee.org/outings-and-cleanups/Contact Information:

Laura Breyfogle 706-882-3701, lbreyfogle@chattahoochee.org. Fees/Admission:

$25 pp.

October 30, 7:30 PM

LSO presents Women in Music


As we celebrate Women in Music, we are thrilled to welcome back to the LSO stage, pianist Yannie Tan, the winner of our 2018 Young Artists Competition. The concert includes a piece by Fanny Mendelssohn and concludes with Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3. Price is of particular historical and artistic significance as the first African-American woman to have a full-symphonic work played by a major American orchestra (Chicago Symphony in 1933). Location: Callaway Auditorium, Contact Information: Raylene Carter, Executive Director 706-882-0662 or info@lagrangesymphony.org Fees/Admission: Adult tickets are $30, $20 and $10 + fees, depending on seating selection. Students over 12 are $5 and youth 12 and under are free.

October 31, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Trunk or Treat & Halloween Safety

American Legion Post 75 LaGrange will host its annual Trunk or Treat & Halloween Safety Event. This is a kid friendly event, we will have plenty of candy, treats and safety tips for the trick or treat season. We are asking that any Veteran that would like to participate in this event to please contact Post Commander Christman or Post Adjutant Tania Griffin @ 706-416-2749, Location: 722 Jenkins St. Rain or shine!

October 31, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Trick or Treating at Bellevue

Come trick or treat at Bellevue, LaGrange’s only National Historic Landmark. Come to the back porch from 5:00 to 8:00 to get your treats! Bellevue 204 Ben Hill Street LaGrange Contact Information: 419-346-0139

November 13, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mighty Joe’s Pizza – Benefit Night for the injured LaGrange Fire Department firefighters

Dine at Mighty Joe’s (101 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange) and a portion of that evening’s proceeds will be donated to their recovery fund. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a great meal and give back to those who serve our community.

Now – October 30, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM



A 13-week grief support group to help you process and work thru a significant loss. The group is open to anyone, and the only cost is $15 for the workbook. You can join at any time in the 13 weeks and participate. New Community Church, 1200 S. David Rd., LaGrange. Parking and signs are around back in the main parking lot. Kal Busman, 706.882.9270

Now – May 2019, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Open Ballet for 3rd -5th grade


3rd-5th grade This class is designed for dancers who have had little or no training. The class serves two groups of dancers…those that desire a more recreational once-a-week class or those that desire skills necessary for our twice-a-week ballet program. The class will be structured as a traditional ballet class with barre and center work. Dancers will focus on major areas of Center practice, Turns, Adagio, Petit Allegro (small intricate jumps) and Grand Allegro (Large jumps, leaps and across the floor combinations).  Lafayette Society of Performing Arts Center for Dance, 210 Bull St Lagrange, Contact Information: Amy Orr aorr@lsparts.org 706-882-9439, $50 per month

Now – May 2019

Open Ballet for Middle School


This class is designed for dancers who have had some ballet training and for those that desire a recreational once-a-week class. The class will be structured as a traditional ballet class with barre and center work. (no pointe) This is an excellent option for contemporary and jazz dancers who want to increase their overall technical skills, alignment, flexibility, strength and dance vocabulary. Dancers will focus on major areas of Center practice, Turns, Adagio, Petit Allegro (small intricate jumps) and Grand Allegro (Large jumps, leaps and across the floor combinations). Lafayette Society of Performing Arts Center for Dance 210 Bull St Lagrange Tuesdays: 5:45-6:45pm throughout the school year Lafayette Society of Performing Arts Center for Dance, 210 Bull St Lagrange, Contact Information: Amy Orr aorr@lsparts.org 706-882-9439, $50 per month

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