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LSPA to hit the stage

LaGrange can expect a plethora of events to attend during the weekend.

To start, Diverse Power and the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts is debuting Lafayette Theatre Company’s (LTC) production of “Our Town,” a Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama by Thornton Wilder spanning three acts.

“Our Town” will be performed at the LTC’s Black Box Theatre, located at 214 Bull Street in downtown LaGrange, starting Nov. 5 and will run until Nov. 14.

Set in the early 20th century, “Our Town” tells the story of the fictional American small town, Grover’s Corners, through the everyday lives of its citizens. “Our Town” is considered an American classic and a universal work of literature, its themes transcending time and location.

“Our community of artistic directors chose ‘Our Town’ because we feel the themes are relevant and have a powerful way of connecting with each and every audience,” said director Kelly Finley. “It’s traditional and unassuming, but edgy and transcendent, grounded in its theme of community. ‘Our Town’ is so quintessentially small-town America, but the beautiful, poignant language speaks to everyone.”

Tickets can be purchased individually ($18 adults and $13 students) or as tables of Four seats each for $75.

Tickets can be purchased at www.lsparts.org or by calling LSPA at (706) 882-9909 during business hours. Box office hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To accommodate for each show’s custom seating chart, tickets will be served on a first come, first serve basis (according to time of ticket purchase) in accordance to COVID-19 regulations.

On Saturday morning, the public is invited to join the City of LaGrange for its litter cleanup at 8 a.m. The group will meet in the LaGrange Academy lower gravel parking lot, located at 1501 Vernon Road. This month’s community partners include LaGrange Academy, LaGrange College and McKeen Realty. Face masks and physical distancing are encouraged. Safety vests, trash bags and gloves will be provided.

Also on Saturday is Lifting LaGrange, a 5k-plus challenge. The race will start at 8 a.m. at The Thread across Hollis Hand Elementary.

Healing Hearts, which is a newly-formed organization, is using a portion of the money raised for a few local families in need.

Event Organizer Satomi Morgan said their mission is to heal hearts by raising money for families or individuals who maybe facing unexpected medical and financial difficulties during the pandemic. There is a minimum donation of $20 or one frozen turkey to participate in the event. A 5K-plus involves running the typical 3.1 miles, stopping for extra exercises along the way. The race starts and ends at Hollis Hand Elementary School, with stops after the first and second mile. At the first mile, participants will do 88 burpees, 88 push-ups and 88 squats, while at the second mile, they will do 88 sit ups, 88 mountain climbers and 88 jumping jacks.

There is also a fun run that participants can walk or jog and in between the two miles they will have fun activities to compete in such as hula hoops, balloon pops, hop scotch and bag toss. All competitors and participants will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes.

To sign up, visit threelife.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/480019.

The Good Same Ministry will also be packing bags for Troup County’s children in need on Saturday. They will be packing bags of food and more to send to students who face food insecurity.  They will begin packing at 1 p.m. at 1032 Youngs Mill Rd in LaGrange, which is the building behind Shoal Creek Church.