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Around Town: Fall festival, Garrison Keillor, Big Band Concert

Three Women-Three Stories

Author Solveig Eggerz, attorney Cheryl White Mason and cultural anthropologist Ruth Walkup will tell stories 5:30 p.m. Monday at the LaGrange Memorial Library. The library is located at 115 Alford St., LaGrange, Ga. Call 706-882-7784 for additional information.

Garrison Keillor Show

Pre-sale tickets are available now for “An Evening of Storytelling” with Garrison Keillor. The writer and humorist is best-known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prarie Home Companion, and offers insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers. The show is 7 p.m. January 8, 2017 at the RiverCenter. Presale tickets can be ordered at purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase using the code GK50.

Georgia State Retirees Meeting

The West Georgia/Columbus Area Chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association will meet 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 2400 Devonshire Dr. Guest speaker will be Gabriele Harris, a Certified Travel Agent with AAA and officers for the 2017 year will be elected. All active and retired state employees are invited. For additional information, call L.J. Warren at 706-327-4200.

Power of the Purse

The United Way Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) hosts “The Power of the Purse Luncheon” 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. An initiative led by the WLC, “Wear One, Bring One,” allows attendees to bring new undergarments which will be distributed to United Way partner agencies to help local women and girls in need. This year’s guest speaker will be Ronda Rich, author of “What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should.) The event will be held at the St. Luke Ministry Center, 301 11th St. Go to https://unitedwayinc.org/POP2016 for more details.

American Big Band Concert

Get in the holiday spirit with an amazing 11-piece big band along with eight outstanding singers and dancers who fill the stage with majestic and lush arrangements of holiday favorites perfect for the whole family 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Performing winter classics from Bing to Buble’, “Home for the Holidays” is a show that’s bound to get even a Scrooge’s toe tapping. Colorful costumes in a grand holiday setting enhance the exciting choreographic routines as the joy of the holidays comes to life at the RiverCenter. Tickets are $29/person. To purchase tickets or for more info go to www.rivercenter.org.

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

River’s Bend Winery will hold its Third Annual Fall Arts/Crafts Festival 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. There will be artists, crafts, wine, BBQ, vendors and fun for the entire family. There is no admission fee. Visitors can walk through the vineyard and blueberry orchard. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. The Winery is located at 692 Adams Rd., West Point, Ga. Visit www.riversbendwineryga.com for more details.

Fountain City Film Society

The Fountain City Film Society will meet Tuesday at the CSU Cunningham Center in Blanchard Hall. There will be a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. prior to convening at 6:30 p.m. There will be discussion on recent films and new developments in home video. After a brief introduction to the career of Francois Truffaut, his classic debut film “The 400 Blows” will be show with a group discussion to follow. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the meeting room. For further information, call 706-289-7390.

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