Storytelling event part of busy weekend

Published 7:30 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019

The weather forecast is questionable for the weekend, but events happening in LaGrange are guaranteed to bring excitement, fun and bonding.

A free Azalea Storytelling event will take place Friday night at the LSPA Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. to kick the weekend off.

Saturday morning, 28 teams will race against one another on West Point Lake for the fourth annual Dragon Boat Race.

The race will begin at Pyne Road Park at 8:30 a.m., with team registration and tailgate set-up beginning at 6:45 a.m. The closing ceremony is scheduled to take place in the early afternoon. Families are encouraged to come to the free event. Additionally, food vendors will be at the race to buy bites to eat while watching rowers paddle to the finish line.

To learn more about Harmony House or the Dragon Boat Race, visit orcheck out West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race 2019 on Facebook.

Also taking place Saturday morning, pet owners can head to Calvin Hipp Park in Hogansville with their furry friends for free microchipping and Parvo and Bordetella shots. The Hogansville Police Department and Troup County Animal shelter will be providing more than 100 free identification chips and shots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. completely free, no requirements or paperwork is necessary.

To end the night Saturday, The Suffering Artist will host Wine Art 101. Painters and wine lovers can “sip-n-paint an American summer landscape,” according to the museums Facebook page. The class is $30 per person and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.