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Great Wolf Lodge is Coming to LaGrange, Georgia!

Categories: LaGrange GA, Things to Do | Posted: June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Great Wolf Lodge is Coming to LaGrange, Georgia!

Rendering of The Great Wolf Lodge planned for LaGrange. Image Copyright to The Great Wolf Lodge.

Very exciting news came this week for residents of LaGrange, Georgia and surrounding areas!

The Great Wolf Lodge, America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts is coming to Georgia! The facility, which is scheduled to open in 2018, is expected to include a 93,000 square foot indoor waterpark, an outdoor play area, bowling lanes, an arcade, and 456 overnight luxury suites. This $170 million dollar project is expected to bring 500 jobs for the community and 500,000 visitors annually to the area!

Read more about this project here.

 

Things to do in LaGrange, GA this weekend!

Categories: Community Events, Special Occasions, Things to Do, Uncategorized, What to do this Weekend | Posted: March 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Things to do in LaGrange, GA this weekend!

Here are some events going on around LaGrange & Troup County this weekend! 

Saturday & Sunday, March 30-31: The Easter Bunny will be in downtown LaGrange on the Square! Remember to bring your camera and bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny and his sidekick Quackers the Duck Saturday, March 30, 1:00-4:00pm and Sunday, March 31, 12noon-1:30pm.

Saturday, March 30: Explore nature at FDR Park with  Feathers, and Beaks, and Feet, Oh My! Saturday, March 30, 9-10:30 am at the F.D. Roosevelt State Park, 2970 Ga. Highway 190, Pine Mountain , GA 31822 (Meet at the Park Office). This event is free but there is a $5 fee per car for parking. For more information, please visit the LaGrange Moms website!

Saturday, March 30th: Bark in the Park, a dog walk held at FDR Park every Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30PM

Saturday, March 30th: Coca-Cola Space Science Center Astronomy Night. 8:30 PM. Join presenters from Coca-Cola Space Science Center to view the stars above. The evening will include star talks, star maps, and viewing of the night sky. $5 parking.

 

For a complete list of upcoming events in the LaGrange area, please visit LaGrange Moms!

What to do this weekend in LaGrange, Pine Mountain and Columbus

Categories: Community Events, LaGrange GA, Things to Do, Uncategorized, What to do this Weekend | Posted: July 20, 2012 | Comments Off on What to do this weekend in LaGrange, Pine Mountain and Columbus

Here are some fun things going on this weekend in the West Georgia area! If you know of a fun family-friendly event going on locally, please let us know! We would love to feature the event on our blog!

FRIDAY

Callaway Gardens: FREE Admission to the Beach starts @ 4:00PM Live music on the Beach. Farmers Market 4-7 and FSU Flying High Circus starts at 8:00. Click here for more information.

Columbus: 7:00 p.m. – Springer’s Children’s Theater presents “Alice in Wonderland” Recommended for family audiences and school groups 1st Grade and up. Tickets: $ 5.00, $7.00, $10.00 Located inside Foley Hall at the  Springer Theatre – 103 Tenth Street, Columbus, GA 31901 Click here for more information.

LaGrange: 7:30 pm – The Lafayette Society for the Performing Arts (LSPA) Presents “All Shook Up” Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students. Tickets can be purchased at Plum Southern, Hill Street House & LSPA. Click here for more information.

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SATURDAY

Callaway Gardens: See the Florida State University Flying High Circus at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

Columbus: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Springer’s Children’s Theater presents “Alice in Wonderland” Recommended for: Family audiences and school groups 1st Grade and up. Tickets: $ 5.00, $7.00, $10.00 Where: Foley Hall,  Springer Theatre – 103 Tenth Street, Columbus, GA 31901 Click here for more information.

Columbus: Kidtoons Movie : The Wiggles Big Birthday Party at Carmike Ritz 13, 1683 Whittlesey Road. Recommended for ages 2-6. Movie starts at noon. Admission: Kids $3; Adults $5. Click here for more information.

LaGrange: 8:00 – 10:00 am – LaGrange’s Market on Main opens at the corner of E. Depot and Main Street. Purchase home grown, homemade items from our local farmers. Truly farm to your table! Click here for more information.

LaGrange: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Fundraiser Event this weekend to raise money for Harmony House! Eat at Big Sam’s BBQ anytime on July 21st and 10% of your meal ticket will be donated to Harmony House. Special fun for the kids including photos with Santa (Christmas in July)! Click here for more information.

LaGrange: 7:30 pm – The Lafayette Society for the Performing Arts (LSPA) Presents “All Shook Up” Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students. Tickets can be purchased at Plum Southern, Hill Street House & LSPA. Click here for more information.

What to do this weekend

Categories: Community Events, LaGrange GA, Things to Do, Uncategorized, What to do this Weekend | Posted: June 1, 2012 | Comments Off on What to do this weekend

Here are some fun things going on this weekend in the West Georgia area! If you know of a fun family-friendly event going on locally, please let us know! We would love to feature the event on our blog!

FRIDAY

Callaway Gardens:  FREE Admission to the Beach starts @ 4:00PM Matt Whitten of the Main Street Trio will be performing Friday night at Robin Lake Beach at 6 p.m. Farmers Market 4-7 and FSU Flying High Circus starts at 8:00. Click here for more information.

Downtown LaGrange: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange for movie & dancing. “Footloose” is the movie, and a DJ will be playing music that you will make you kick off your shoes and start dancing. Fun for the whole family! Click here for more information.

Uptown Columbus: Satin Finish performs at 7:00PM. Bring your family and friends to Uptown Columbus for an evening of family fun and entertainment at the Friday night outdoor concert series on Broadway. These outdoor concerts are sure to please all ages. The event is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs or blankets welcomed, no coolers allowed. Click here for more information.

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SATURDAY

Callaway Gardens: See the Florida State University Flying High Circus at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

Columbus: Chill-in fundraiser benefiting the Ronald McDonald House! On Saturday, June 2 Chill Yogurt Cafe will donate 20% of your purchase when you download and present this flyer. Chill Yogurt Cafe, Whittlesey Blvd. Location Only. Click here for more information.

Columbus: Kidtoons Movie : Strawberry Shortcake at Carmike Ritz 13, 1683 Whittlesey Road. Recommended for ages 2-6. Admission: Kids $3; Adults $5. Click here for more information.

Downtown LaGrange: 8:00 – 10:00 am – LaGrange’s Market on Main opens at the corner of E. Depot and Main Street. Purchase home grown, homemade items from our local farmers. Truly farm to your table! Click here for more information.

Pine Mountain: Join members of the Pine Mountain Trail Association at the FDR trading post parking lot for a guided hike on the Mountain Creek Trail at 10:00AM on Saturday. Have fun on this easy 3.2 mile hike. F.D. Roosevelt State Park 2970 Ga. Highway 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822. Click here for more information.

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SUNDAY

Callaway Gardens: See the Florida State University Flying High Circus at 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Information provided by the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, LaGrangeMoms.com, MuscogeeMoms.com and CallawayGardens.com.

New homes at Autumn Ridge to be featured in 2012 Lee County Tour of Homes!

Categories: Auburn AL, DanRic News, New Homes, Opelika AL, Open Houses, Special Occasions, Things to Do | Posted: May 18, 2012 | Comments Off on New homes at Autumn Ridge to be featured in 2012 Lee County Tour of Homes!

The brand new homes at Autumn Ridge in Opelika, AL are now complete and ready to be showcased at the 2012 Lee County Tour of Homes! The tour of homes is a fundraiser sponsored by the East Alabama Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS and DanRic Homes is looking forward to participating this year!

The new homes at Autumn Ridge by DanRic Homes were also featured in the 2008 Lee County Tour of Homes, where we won several awards including four Gold Awards for our home located at 2139 Redtail Lane! This year we will have two new homes presented on the tour.

The first home we will present is our furnished model home “The Orchid” located at 2102 Red Tail Lane. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is gorgeously customized  – – it even includes a delightful shower in the garage that is sure to please Fido!

The second home we will feature is a brand new floor plan which we call “The Williams”, located at 2207 Autumn Ridge Way. This absolutely charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home showcases a new product we are now offering at Autumn Ridge – the cottages! From its craftsman rocking chair front porch to it’s rear entry garage, this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

The tour is scheduled for the weekends of June 16-17 and June 23-24.

DanRic Homes is Walking for Babies!

Categories: Community Events, DanRic News, LaGrange GA, Special Occasions, Things to Do, Uncategorized | Posted: April 26, 2012 | Comments Off on DanRic Homes is Walking for Babies!

DanRic Homes is proud to support the March of Dimes by participating in their annual March for Babies! This year our team has doubled our fundraising goal, by raising over $1000!

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. If you would like to participate in DanRic Homes’ and the March of Dimes mission to help moms take charge of their health, and support families when something goes wrong, please join us for the March for Babies on May 5, 2012. If you cannot join us for the walk, you can show your support by making a donation to our team:

http://www.marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?seid=1837139

Below are the details for the Troup County March of Dimes Walk 2012:

May 5, 2012
West Side Magnet School
301 Forrest Ave.
LaGrange, GA 30240

Registration Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM

We hope to see you there!

The Easter Bunny will be on the Square this weekend!

Categories: Special Occasions, Things to Do, Uncategorized | Posted: April 3, 2012 | Comments Off on The Easter Bunny will be on the Square this weekend!

The Easter Bunny will be in downtown LaGrange, Georgia on the square for photos this weekend! Saturday, April 7 from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 from 12 noon-3 p.m. Don’t forget your camera!

And just because it’s cute, here is a photo of our Marketing Coordinator’s son, Spencer, last year on the square!

Hope to see you there!

Hot Holiday Gifts for the Last Minute Shopper

Categories: Auburn AL, Holidays, LaGrange GA, Special Occasions, Things to Do | Posted: December 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Hot Holiday Gifts for the Last Minute Shopper

Maybe you planned on shopping last minute because you enjoy the rush and excitement or perhaps you’re like the rest of us and haven’t found time in your busy holiday schedule to make your list and check it twice. Either way, here are few hot holiday gifts for the last minute shopper.

According to PriceGrabber’s survey, a notable percentage of shoppers are turning to daily deal sites such sites as Groupon and LivingSocial for great last-minute prices. These sites make it easy to buy specific gifts for your friends and family no matter where they live since you can shop by city. This is a perfect chance to finish your shopping from the comfort of your new home in LaGrange, GA.

Books and video games are always hot items for the youth and young adults on your list. You may have to visit a few stores before you find what you’re looking for in stock or Amazon.com can help you locate the best prices! This year’s hot selling video games are “Modern Warfare 3” and “Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim”. The latest craze in literature is “The Hunger Games” a three part series by Suzanne Collins which recently debuted as a major motion picture.

A couple of hot toys for toddlers include the ‘Sesame Street Let’s Rock! Elmo’ and ‘Playskool’s Poppin’ Park Elefun’ Busy Ball Popper’. Both of these toys have made the hot list but seem to be stocked (for now) in stores. Take your chances on finding these toys and count on an excited kid unwrapping the fun.

Gift Certificates are a no-fail and perfect for the last minute shopper. They are available at most grocery stores and drug stores for a variety of places. Several retailers even offer eGift cards. Just purchase them from your PC or mobile phone and within minutes recipients have it in their inbox. This is the ideal gift for those surprise holiday guest that visit your new home in LaGrange, GA! Retailers include places like Gap, Best Buy, Chili’s Bar and Grill, The Home Depot, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Regal Cinema and Starbucks. Check online with your favorite retailers.

EBook readers are incredibly hot this year and make a great gift for any gender and almost any age group. You can buy them online or in stores. There are so many to choose from, more than likely you will find one you like in stock! Prices range from more than $200 dollars to below $100.

DanRic Homes hopes your family has a wonderful holiday and enjoys spending time together in your new home in LaGrange, GA. If you haven’t had a chance to choose your new home yet, visit us online to view our neighborhoods and use our easy search feature to narrow down your selection to the home perfect for your family.

Easy Tips for Prepping your Guest Rooms for Holiday Guests

Categories: Financing, Holidays, LaGrange GA, Special Occasions, Things to Do | Posted: December 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Easy Tips for Prepping your Guest Rooms for Holiday Guests

Whether or not your Holiday Guests have visited your new home in Opelika, AL before, this is a season to remember; make their stay the same! When preparing for your overnight guests imagine the comfort of home meeting the magic of a winter retreat. When they see you’ve put thought into their stay, they will feel welcomed and relaxed.

An entry greeting will set the mood for your guests.

  • If you have coat hooks or cubbies at your entrance, empty one just for your guest; they’ll know right away it was no trouble making room for them!
  • Add a photo of you and your guest to your regular display. It will spark memories and even conversation.
  • Use an empty frame and dry erase marker to write an endearing greeting on the glass such as “we’ve missed you, Aunt Charlotte”.

Make their room a retreat.

  • Crisp, clean sheets should be on the beds but if additional space is needed for sleeping guest such as air mattresses or fold out sofas, be sure those linens are prepared, folded and set aside as well. The less fuss they see you make over them the more relaxed they’ll feel.
  • Dock your ipod in the room with play lists set for holiday tunes and relaxing sounds.
  • Place a reading light or small lamp close to the bedside in the guest room of your new home in Opelika, AL along with empty outlets (perhaps a power strip) so they can easily charge their devices.
  • Leave a basket on the bed filled with water bottles and snacks they may want to munch on during the night or early in the morning.

Turn your bath into a spa.

  • Set out the towels and be sure there is plenty for everyone. If they’re staying more than one night, offer to launder them.
  • Provide a tray of fresh soap and toiletries. They’ve probably brought their own but just in case, you’ll be prepared and they won’t be embarrassed they forgot. Luxury lotion and bubble bath is a plus!
  • Add a touch of holiday décor; a candle, small topiary tree or vase filled with ornaments.

Plan ahead! Do not wait until the night before they arrive.

  • Plan meals ahead so your guests know you have plenty of food and you’re prepared to cook for them. If you’re eating out, make reservations in advance.
  • Childproof your new home in Opelika, AL ahead of time by placing breakables or dangerous items out of reach. This will make parents more comfortable and feel like less of a nuisance.
  • Have a basket of tiny wrapped gifts such as chocolates or card games that you can give your guests throughout their stay just for fun!

Easy Holiday Party Tips and Ideas

Categories: Auburn AL, DanRic News, Design Tips, Holidays, Special Occasions, Things to Do | Posted: December 13, 2011 | Comments Off on Easy Holiday Party Tips and Ideas

What a better way to show off your new home in Auburn, AL than by hosting a holiday party? Don’t worry, no need to spend the rest of your furniture budget on caviar and champagne. Your friends will come because they want to see your new place and they’ll be impressed because of the thought you put into your gathering, not the money.

Here are a few ideas to jazz up the ordinary and help make an impression without spending a fortune:

Fill glass votives with a dollop of dip and place in a couple of carrot sticks, cucumber or zucchini slices on the rim (like lemon) and you’ve got cocktail veggies! If you don’t have enough glass votives, consider juice glasses or even the clear plastic ones.

Use martini glasses for green salads, fruit, soup or even loaded mashed potatoes. It’s simple to carry around, easily holds your spoon or fork and just feels elegant!

If you’re providing drinks, look for a festive cocktail or punch recipe to feature rather than endless options. It will stretch your beverage budget but still offer the spirit you’re looking for to celebrate in your new home in Auburn, AL.

Buying paper and plastic often add to the cost of your party, all the while cheapening the atmosphere. Don’t worry about matching dinnerware; pull out everything you have and mix and match. You can even ask a close friend to bring extra plates or glasses if you’re a few short. This works especially great if you’re keeping with passed hors d’oeuvres or a buffet style.

Maybe you’re still looking for a festive holiday theme or creative way to celebrate with friends in your new home in Auburn, AL? Choose from these theme ideas and your friends will be talking about your get-together well into the New Year:

Pinterest Party – Every guest brings the materials or ingredients for an idea they’ve found on Pinterest and you spend the evening creating them together. From cocktails to crafts & desserts, if you have an assortment there’s no way this party won’t be great.

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree Party – everyone comes dressed as a rock star and karaoke can only make this party better!

Tacky Christmas Sweater Party – wear the tackiest Christmas sweater you can find complete with accessories, elf shoes and definitely a group photo.

Just remember, your friends will enjoy spending time together to celebrate the season. Whether you go all out or stick with wine and cheese, opening your new home in Auburn, AL to host friends and family will be a memory you’ll have forever!