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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — July 4-5, 2015

Saturday

Events: Market on Main is in the parking lot at East Depot and Main streets, next to Carmike Cinemas LaGrange 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. Local growers and vendors offer produce, plants, various food and handmade items for sale.

The Sweet Land of Liberty Parade begins 10 a.m. in downtown LaGrange, sponsored by Junior Service League of LaGrange and Troup County Parks and Recreation. Those wanting to participate may register at Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway. 706-883-1670

Troup County Parks and Recreation hosts its 35th annual Independence Day Celebration on July 4 at Pyne Road Park. The park will open at 9 a.m. and there will be a $10 per vehicle admission fee for the event. Events begin at 1 p.m. with food vendors, a children’s play area and live music. The fireworks show will begin around 9 p.m., depending on weather conditions.

Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The West Georgia chapter of Fort Valley State University Alumni meets at 10 a.m. at the William Griggs Recreation Center.

The Sickle Cell Support Group meets at 11 a.m. at Bradshaw-Chamber County Library at 3419 20th Ave. in Valley, Ala. Renata Buckner, 706-518-6035 or sicklecellsg@yahoo.com

Peace by Piece Quilt Group meets at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on the Square. Jane Taylor, 706-884-6323

Churches: Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds a free Bible study from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Walter Gordon, 706-812-0760 

Sunday

Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 3 p.m. at Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Road. 706-882-6327

Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 3 p.m. at Hogansville First Baptist Church.

Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts discipleship training, youth and children’s classes at 5 p.m.

Uplifting Your Faith Ministries, 104 Youngs Mill Road, hosts spiritual counseling/healing at 5 p.m. with Bishop R.L. Darden.

Monday–Friday

Events: Community Action For Improvement Inc. is sponsoring a summer camp for children 2 to 5 years old, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp fee may be waived if certain income requirements are met. 706-884-2651

Monday

Events: A beginner scrapbook class is offered at the Active Life Center on Ragland Street at 11 a.m. There is no cost for the class. A registration form and supply list can be picked up at the center.

Meetings: Hogansville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Tuesday

Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register.

The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681

Western line dance lessons are 1 p.m. at The Active Life on Ragland Street. Cost is $5. Betty Cook, 706-882-1955

The Interfaith Food Closet at 416 Pierce St. in LaGrange is open from 1 to 2:45 p.m. to help people in need of food. 706-882-9291

Meetings: The Troup County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in the first-floor commission meeting room in the Government Center at 100 Ridley Ave.

Salvation Army Home League meets at noon at 806 Murphy Ave.

Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Troup High School Band Boosters meet at 6 p.m. in the band room.

Hogansville’s Community Watch committee meets at 6 p.m. at the city police department at 117 Lincoln St.

Xi Epsilon Gamma meets at 7 p.m. at a member’s house.

The Union Lodge No. 28 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. at the lodge hall on Hogansville Road.

The LaGrange Shufflers meet at the Active Life center at 140 Ragland St. for regular square, round and line dances from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Cost to dance is $6. 706-812-4974

The Five Star Social Club meets from 8 to 9 p.m. at a member’s house.

Wednesday

Events: Preschool story time at LaGrange Memorial Library is at 10:30 a.m. and includes stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft time. 706-882-7784

The “Every Hero Has a Story” themed Summer Reading Program is 2 p.m. at LaGrange Memorial Library with a special guest.

Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

A bereavement support group meets 11 a.m. at Hospice LaGrange.

Churches: Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church hosts Bible study at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon each Wednesday through July 29.

Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.

Wednesday

Leete Hill UMC hosts vacation Bible school at 6 p.m. Transportation available for those in need. Snacks provided. LaShaundra Hubbard, 706-616-0518

Thursday

Events: God’s Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open from 9 a.m.–noon.

The Interfaith Food Closet at 416 Pierce St. in LaGrange is open from 1–2:45 p.m. to help people in need of food. 706-882-9291

Bridge games are open to the public at 2:15 and 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655

Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857

Meetings: The LaGrange Woman’s Club meets at Bellevue at 204 Ben Hill St. Social hour is at 11 a.m., and the meeting is at noon.

The Kiwanis Club of LaGrange meets at noon at Highland Country Club.

Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The full Tourism Committee shall meet on the second Thursday of March, July and November at 10:00 am in the same location.

Vernon Woods Memory Support Group meets at 5 p.m. at Vernon Woods Retirement Community, 101 Vernon Wood Drive. 706-812-2899

Troup County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. at the Troup County Agriculture Building on Vulcan Materials Road.

LaGrange chapter No. 474 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Lodge Hall on Watson and Brown streets.

Elm City Lodge #544 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall on Wilburn Avenue with supper at 6:30 p.m. All master Masons welcome.

Churches: Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 6 p.m. with a fellowship meal and worship at the welcome center of First Baptist Church on Church Street. 706-884-5631, 706-884-5631

Matthew 28 Community Fellowship in Pine Mountain hosts Life Group at 7 p.m. 706-663-4747

Friday

Events: The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681

The Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange hosts a patriotic dance at 8 p.m. in the Lafayette Christian School gym, 1904 Hamilton Road. Attire is patriotic casual. Visitor couples are welcome at $20 per couple. 706-881-2734

Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Ongoing

Legacy Museum on Main hosts West Point Lake at 40 Years, a collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper through Sept. 10, exploring the history of the lake and its impact on life in the county. Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main St., is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. 706-884-1828

The exhibit Our County Collects runs through Aug. 15 at LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 706-882-3267.