Busy weekend ahead for Troup County residents

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019

Troup County has another busy weekend on the horizon with bicycles, performances and family fun.

The Lafayette Theatre Company will kickoff the weekend with an open mic night in the LTC Black Box Theatre at 214 Bull Street. The event will feature short performances by Lafayette Society for Performing Arts students. The theater will be set up for picnic style dining, with a $5 suggested donation for general admission. For more information, visit the LSPA main office, email Amy McDow at amcdow@lsparts.org, text (706) 518-9089 or calling (706) 882-9909.

For those looking to begin the weekend with a movie, the Biblical History Center will host a free family movie night beginning at 7 p.m. featuring the film “Love Comes Softly.” There will be a charge for snacks and drinks. The Biblical History Center is located at 130 Gordon Commercial Drive in LaGrange.

For history lovers, the Strange LaGrange: Ghosts, Legends and Spirited History walking tour will depart from the Legacy Museum on Main at 7 p.m. The tour will be led by Troup County Historical Society Docent and Southern Spirit Guide Lewis Powell. Tours are rain or shine, and attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and an umbrella. For more information, visit Trouparchives.org.

Then, on Saturday morning, locals can expect to see bicycles fill downtown LaGrange during the Bike MS: Atlanta Peach Ride. The annual ride raises funds for multiple sclerosis research, and riders will have the option to take part in 35, 65 or 100-mile rides. For more information, visit Nationalmssociety.org.

Also on Saturday, the public is invited to take part in the City of LaGrange will host its monthly litter cleanup. This month, the cleanup will take part in the Hillside community from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. The cleanup will meet in the Health Department parking lot at 900 Dallis Street.

DASH and the Kiwanis Club of LaGrange are partners on the cleanup.

After the litter cleanup, Keep Troup Beautiful invites the group to join the organization in planting trees by the William J. Griggs Recreation Center at 716 Glenn Robertson Road. The tree planting will begin at 10 a.m.

Then, citizens young and old are invited to take part in the LaGrange Fire Department’s fifth annual Citizen’s Day at the LaGrange Mall. The free event will take place from noon until 4 p.m. and will include family activities, including an agility course, firetruck tours, face painting and blood pressure checks. The LFD will be selling $2 raffle tickets at the event, with proceeds going to the First Responder Crisis Fund.

Finally, the weekend will come to a close with a happily ever after on Sunday with the eighth annual Stories in Garden at Hills & Dales Estate. This year, Andy Offutt Irwin will perform at the free event along with local storytellers. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit in the Pecan Grove. Gates will open at 1 p.m., and storytelling will begin at 2 p.m. For questions, call (706) 882-3242 or email hmerciers@hillsanddales.org.