Where to be…the week of March 22 inLaGrange and Troup County

Where to be…the week of March 22 inLaGrange and Troup County

Through March 24

Lafayette Theatre Academy’s: The Last Queen of Wonderland

www.lsparts.org

One hundred and fifty years after Lewis Carroll wrote about Wonderland, a young woman named Lacie discovers an impossible family secret: it’s all real. In search of her sister who has been missing for a year, she travels through the looking glass with Carroll’s books as her guide. She must navigate a strange and dangerous world to rescue her sister before they both get trapped in Wonderland forever. LSPA Business Office 706-882-9909

March 24, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Super Saturday

lagrangeartmuseum.org/education/

Super Saturday Free Family Art Day, Every Third Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm Every third Saturday spend the afternoon at the LaGrange Art Museum. Families, neighbors, and friends can tour the current exhibit and explore an art activity. Spend the afternoon or just drop in and experience the arts. Sponsored by the Junior Service League of LaGrange. LaGrange Art Museum Center for Creative Learning, 112 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, 706-882-3267, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

March 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Children’s Storytime in the Garden

hillsanddales.org

Children are invited to join Linda Copeland, author of Bitsy’s Happy Bouquet, for a book reading and flower potting activity. Each child will take home a flower and will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book. All ages are welcome. $5 per child. Call 706-882-3242 or email info@hillsanddales.org to register.

March 24, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Community Easter Egg Hunt

www.lagrangehumane.org

Residents of Troup County are invited to come out and join us in a community Easter egg hunt right here at the LaGrange Troup County Humane Society located at 1390 Orchard Hill Road. Join us and hunt for your share of 1,000 toy and treat filled eggs starting at 11:00 am.

March 24, 7:30 PM

Pure Life presents Kurt Thomas with guest Barry Waldrep

www.purelifelagrange.com

Kurt has opened for some of the biggest names in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, LeAnn Rimes, Zac Brown, Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Gary Alan. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com

March 25, 6:30 PM

OUR FATHER Easter Cantata

lagrangefumc.org

A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer by Choir and Orchestra

Location: First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad Street

darian@lagrangefumc.org

March 26, 10:00 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Central Europe

www.lagrange.edu

Lou Dekmar, LaGrange chief of police, and Dr. Robert Friedmann, professor emeritus of criminal justice at Georgia State University present “Family stories from behind the Iron Curtain.” Discover a region of Europe experiencing a modern-day Renaissance. Long connected by a shared history and culture, these countries were separated by 20th century geo-political rifts. Now open to all, the region beckons us to explore its differences and similarities on a 3D Journey featuring Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Location: LaGrange College Dickson Assembly Room in Turner Hall; please park behind Sunny Gables Alumni House and shuttle over on the LaGrange College bus. Contact Information: LaGrange College Alumni Office and Community Relations 706.880.8244 or email at 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu

March 27, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Children’s Art Studio Ages 6-8 yrs

lagrangeartmuseum.org/classes/

Get creative while discovering art in the museum’s studios and galleries! Explore the LAM’s collection to experiment with different materials and learn about art concepts. Develop your own art portfolio through studio activities including painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking, and drawing. 4 Classes: $65, $60 Member LaGrange Art Museum Center for Creative Learning, 112 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, 706-882-3267, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

March 27, 7:00 PM

LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Spring Concert

www.lagrangesymphony.org

The LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a spring concert with guest appearances by the LaGrange Symphony Youth String Ensemble, Starter Strings and musicians from the Strings Attached after-school program. Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College. Contact Information: Raylene Carter, Executive Director, 706-882-0662

March 28, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Homeschool Wednesdays

lagrangeartmuseum.org/classes

Make the museum part of your homeschool studies. The museum’s activities are designed specifically for aspiring homeschool artists ages 5-18, and provide a wonderful opportunity for children to learn innovative art techniques while making new friends. Participants will enhance their critical thinking, communication and visual literacy skills. Classes are designed to serve small homeschool co-op groups or individual families. Multi-children family discounts available. 4 Classes: $75, $70 member. LaGrange Art Museum Center for Creative Learning, 112 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, 706-882-3267, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

March 28, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Children’s Art Studio Ages 9-12 yrs or Ages 13+

lagrangeartmuseum.org/classes

Get creative while discovering art in the museum’s studios and galleries! Explore the LAM’s collection to experiment with different materials and learn about art concepts. Develop your own art portfolio through studio activities including painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking, and drawing. 4 Classes: $65, $60 Member LaGrange Art Museum Center for Creative Learning, 112 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, 706-882-3267, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

March 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Adult Drawing and Painting

lagrangeartmuseum.org/classes

This is an introduction to the materials and techniques of painting and drawing for all students. Working from direct observation and a variety of subject matter, this class will focus on color and basic concepts of form, light, and composition. 4 Classes: $100, $95 member. LaGrange Art Museum Center for Creative Learning, 112 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, 706-882-3267, art@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

March 31, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wildlife Cruise

Join aboard Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s (CRK) Miss Sally floating classroom for a Saturday afternoon on West Point Lake and the opportunity to see local wildlife like never before! This guided tour is open to the public and will be led by CRK staff and wildlife experts. Anticipate learning more about the fish found in the lake from Georgia Department of Resources fisheries biologists, Brent Hess and Paul Jones.

Southern Harbor Marina 1133 County Road 294 Lanett, AL 36863

Contact Information: Laura Breyfogle, lbreyfogle@chattahoochee.org

Fees/Admission: $20/adult $10/student

March 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Easter Egg Hunt and Prayer Walk

lagrangefumc.org

Community Easter Egg Hunt for children 1 through 5th Grades and Stations of the Cross after the Hunt for all sponsored by First United Methodist Church of LaGrange.

The field behind St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, West Haralson Street. jeanne@lagrangefumc.org

April 1, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Easter Sunrise Celebration: “Where is the one to deliver us?”

www.biblicalhistorycenter.com/

Come celebrate Easter in one of the most authentic settings this side of Israel.

Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange, 706-885-0363

April 6, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Velvet Caravan in concert

Rooted in the Gypsy Jazz/Gypsy Swing and Latin Swing styles, this high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. Callaway Auditorium, Ann Sellman, 706-880-8351

$10 general admission at the door. Free for LC students, faculty and staff with ID.

April 7, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wild Leap Grilled Cheese Showdown

wildleap.com/cheese

Wild Leap Brew Co. Presents… GRILLED CHEESE SHOWDOWN We’re celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day with a deliciously cheesy event! The Inaugural Wild Leap Grilled Cheese Showdown will be serving up bites of glorious, cheesy, goodness all day long to answer the question…who has the BEST grilled cheese around!? EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: • A full day of delicious eats! • Live Local Music • Your Favorite Wild Leap Beer Selections + One Day Only Brews, 706-298-6400 or info@wildleap.com

April 8, 7:00 PM

Celebration Mass: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr

Our Living History, an initiative whose vision is to create a living museum that will chronicle the rich history of African Americans in Troup County, will welcome to LaGrange the Americolor Opera Alliance of Atlanta for their presentation of Celebration Mass: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Linda McMullen at 706.880.8290 or lmcmullen@lagrange.edu. Callaway Auditorium, on the campus of LaGrange College.

April 10, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Line Dancing Lessons

Beginning Line Dance Lessons taught by Betty Ward Learn the Electric Slide, New York, New York, Cornell Crawford, Mustang Sally and many other line dances. Open to Adults of All Ages (18+) No cost for lessons

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

April 12 – 14

Legally Blonde

www.nhct.org

Based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, starring Reese Witherspoon. Written by Heather Hach with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and directed by Bill Nixon. Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! New Horizon Community Theatre, www.nhct.org, info@nhct.org, 706/518-6234 (tickets) 706/643-7529 (info)

April 13, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Catfish Dinner

Catfish Dinner with all the fixin’s…. Bingo and Small prize games! $7.00 per person. Must purchase or reserve tickets by 1:00 p 4/13/18. Open to Adults of All Ages (18+) Ticket sales begin Monday, April 2, 2018. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681

April 13, 8:00 PM

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance with live band (Mike Skipper Band). Enjoy dancing, great music and mingling with friends! Complimentary Viennese Waltz lesson begins at 7:00 p Open to Adults of All Ages (18+) Snacks or finger foods welcome but not mandatory. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681

April 14, 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Kiwanis Club of LaGrange Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

Fundraiser that raises money for scholarships for college students who are working during the years they are enrolled in and attending college classes. There will be several 4 man teams for 2 age groups, 8 -50 years old and 50+ years old. Shooting fee includes lunch, prizes and awards. Non-shooting guest are welcome to enjoy lunch and other festivities for $15/person. Location: Big Red Oak Plantation 8428 Greenville Street Gay, GA 30218 Contact Information: Jerry Johnson – 706-350-1000 or Charlie Frear – 706-884-6707

April 14, 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Young Singers of West Georgia: Music in Living Color

www.lsparts.org

Enjoy beautiful harmonies and entertaining numbers performed by the Young Singers of West Georgia, a choir of over 100 talented artists under the artistic direction of Stacey Hardigree. Location: New Community Church 1200 S Davis Road, LaGrange. Contact Information: LSPA Business Office 706-882-9909

April 23, 10:00 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Central Europe

www.lagrange.edu

Dr. Beth Everett presents “Musical gems premiered in Budapest, Salzburg, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague.” Discover a region of Europe experiencing a modern-day Renaissance. Long connected by a shared history and culture, these countries were separated by 20th century geo-political rifts. Now open to all, the region beckons us to explore its differences and similarities on a 3D Journey featuring Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Location: LaGrange College Dickson Assembly Room in Turner Hall; please park behind Sunny Gables Alumni House and shuttle over on the LaGrange College bus. Contact Information: LaGrange College Alumni Office and Community Relations 706.880.8244 or email at 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu

Now – March 27

Grief 101

A six week class to help adults develop coping skill and share insight on the grief journey. Refreshments and materials are provided. West Georgia Hospice, 706-845-3905

Now – May 19

Toward Abstraction: Selected Paintings by Lamar Dodd”

www.lagrange.edu

“Toward Abstraction: Selected Paintings by Lamar Dodd,” paintings from the permanent collection of Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College. Lamar Dodd Art Center, Gallery open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekday when classes are in session.

Now – April 24

Bridge lessons

Bridge lessons for basic standard American bridge bidding for beginners or someone wanting to get back into Bridge. Location: Bellevue, 204 Ben Hill, LaGrange. Contact Information: Valerie Cardwell at Bellevue at 706-884-1832 or Myrtice Alcock at 706-812-3865. Fees/Admission: $75.00. A portion of the cost will go to support Bellevue, our only National Historic treasure in LaGrange

Now – July 31

Hills & Dales Estate Photography Contest

hillsanddales.org/contest

During the months of March through July, we invite contestants of all ages to submit photographs taken at the estate via the website. Categories include Landscape, Plant & Flower, Architecture, People and Wildlife, and all submissions will be done online. Contestants are encouraged to submit up to three pictures, and winners will be announced at a special reception on August 14. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $250, and category winners will be awarded $100 each. Winning photographs will be exhibited in the Visitor Center through September for all estate visitors to enjoy. For more information and to submit your photo, visit hillsanddales.org/contest.

Contact Information: Lauren Clark Director of Marketing & Communications

Fees/Admission: Multi-use garden ticket $10/adults and $5/students & children


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