Wednesday August 31st

Community Calendar

• August 31st: Georgia Cares, Local Help for People with Medicare. Come join us for a discussion on “Welcome to Medicare” on Wednesday at 1 pm at the Active Life Center, 140 Ragland Street, LaGrange (Wellness Center). Georgia Cares will present information on ABCDs of Medicare, Enrollment and How, and What is a Medigap. GeorgiaCares is a public-private partnership administered through the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. This presentation is brought to you by Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging with financial assistance through a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL). For additional information contact 1-866-552-4464 Option 4 or 1-706-675-9031.

• September 1st: Thursday Lunch Club-TLC’s program will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at noon at First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad Street. TLC will feature Dr. James Fleming, founder of Bible History Center (formerly: Exploration in Antiquity). Call 706-884-4635 or email churchoffice@ now to reserve your place. This is an outstanding program. The cost is $6 per person. You don’t want to miss it.

• September 1st: The LaGrange Police Department will be hosting its annual Citizens Police Academy starting on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the LaGrange Police Department Training Center located at 524 Aerotron Parkway, LaGrange. This training will be every Tuesday from 6 – 8 pm for 10 weeks ending with graduation on November 8, 2016. This will be ten weeks of informative interactive training on current police trends, operations, and procedures, and community safety, which will benefit anyone who attends. Please RSVP by emailing by September 1, 2016.

• September 2nd: Presented by LaGrange College, Sunsets at Sweetland features culturally diverse programming- like concerts, movies and gatherings- that are free or affordably priced. All of these events are Picnic Approved, so bring your cooler and socialize with friends and neighbors. Event lasts from 7 to 10 PM on Friday, September 2nd. Visit www.sweetland. events for more event specifics including start times and other important details. Contact Information: Barbie Watts706-298-4534

• September 2nd through 4th-Soar into September at Callaway Gardens’ 18th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There’s something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration.

• September 8th-Golf Tournament to benefit programs and services provided by the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia. The Golf FORE the Red Cross tournament will take place Thursday, September 8th from 12 to 6 PM at Highland Country Club, Contact Information: Connie Hensler,

• September 8th-Free music and movie at Sweetland Amphitheatre in Downtown LaGrange.Bring a picnic dinner or carry out from your favorite downtown eatery. At Sunsets at Sweetland, Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 PM, come enjoy live music from the Alcotts and a showing of the movie TBD will begin at dusk. Chairs available on a first come, first served basis otherwise chairs and blankets welcome. Free / Public Welcome

• September 9th through 10th-Kiwanis Club Annual Sporting Clays Tournament for Jack Tate Scholarship Fund: This is an annual Kiwanis Club event that raises money for scholarships awarded to students who are sophomores or higher in their college endeavors and are working while going to college.The tournament goes from September 9th through 10th at Liberty Hill Sporting Club – 235 Liberty Hill/Glenn Road, LaGrange,Contact Jerry Johnson at 706-350-1000. Fees/Admission: $400 for a team of 4 shooters.

• September 10th: Hope for Hayleigh, presented by the Guardians RC, 107 Lovelace Road, West Point, will be held on September 10. Hayleigh is 15 years old and battling genetic chronic terminal Cystic Fibrosis. Registration is at 4 pm and Kickstands up at 5. Entertainment provided by the 3:10 Band beginning at 7 pm. Refreshment tickets available day of event. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffle items, auction items, including a personal donation from Jeff Foxworthy. For more information call Joseph Doss at 706-298-1266, Chuck Brooks at 706-523-2426, or Jay Freeman at 706-5946805.

• September 17th: #Team Gavin Benefit Ride and Car Show, presented by the Guardians RC will be held on September 17. Gavin Pijnenburg is 7 years old and was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2015. This form of MD typically affects boys and is an incurable genetic disorder. Registration/Car Show starts at 9 am with a $25 entry fee. KSU/Roll Out at noon from Pine Mountain RV Resort, 8804 Hamilton Road, Pine Mountain, GA. Camping, Cabin/Yurt RentalsAvailable 706-663-4349.Warren G’s BBQ and Hawiian ice will be onsite for food and drink purchases. There will also be raffles ($1 tickets), Yeti Cooler ($5 ticket), Pametto AR-15, and gift certificates. For more information call Joseph Doss at 706-298-1266, Chuck Brooks at 706-523-2426, or Jay Freeman at 706-594-6805.