Still time for summer fun

Published 8:25 pm Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summer — as we all know — is the quiet time of year. There is no school. Everyone who can finds a way to enjoy the sea breeze in Florida or another coastal getaway in a vain effort to escape the stifling humidity. Even our cooler days where temperatures reach 80 degrees feel like the temperature is still close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

LaGrange has stayed busy this summer though, with construction projects practically flying out of the ground between summer showers and community groups offering entertainment options every weekend.

Our arts centered town has featured performances of The Lafayette Society for Performing Arts and New Horizon Theatre this summer. The LaGrange Art Museum is also still hosting an exhibit featuring one of the best known folk artists of our region which will continue through August.

That is not to mention bands from The Beach Boys to small local bands that have played at Sweetland Amphitheatre over the last few months.

The sheer number of options for residents of our city have been incredible, and the summer isn’t over yet.

With a little over two weeks left before students return to school, locals can still look forward to plenty of events.

The LaFayette Theatre Company will be performing a second weekend of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this weekend, which would make a great date night idea for adults who are ready to laugh about the eccentricities of childhood.

The last event of the Sunsets at Sweetland is quickly approaching, with live music from The Headhunters while the community picnics on the lawn before a showing of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on Aug. 4.

If you haven’t seen the Eddie Owen Martin exhibit at the LaGrange Art Museum, then we recommend stopping by the historic building and seeing the work of a man who became a regional legend. The exhibit closes on Aug. 6.

Both the LaGrange and Hogansville libraries will host a variety of events too numerous to list here over the final weeks of the summer that are all listed on the libraries’ website.

Finally, the Market on Main which has been going strong all summer will be a great option for local produce lovers.

These events are just the tip of the iceberg, and we have more events listed in our community calendar, but just think: If this is quiet, what will the busy first days of fall bring?

We are looking forward to finding out.