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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Oct. 7, 2015

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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

Circles of Troup County hosts a WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) orientation at 6:15 p.m. at Troup Baptist Association, 1301 Washington St. in LaGrange, for people interested in starting training and education programs. Childcare provided. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services. www.circlesoftroup.org

Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7–8 p.m. at The Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-881-2734

Line dance lessons are 1–2 p.m. at The Active Life at The Active Life center on Ragland Street.

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

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.

The Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Tourism, a subagency of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Inc., meets at noon at the chamber, 111 Bull St.

The executive board of the LaGrange Woman’s Club meets at noon at Bellevue with a social at 11 a.m.

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

Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 6 p.m. at Hunter-Allen Myhand Funeral Home, 506 Hill St. in LaGrange. 706-882-6327

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

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

Saturday

Events: Advent Lutheran Church, 1416 Vernon Road, hosts a fundraising yard sale 8 a.m. to noon. The sale is to benefit Miracle League, which will create a baseball field in LaGrange for kids with special needs to have the opportunity to play ball. The sale will feature furniture, artwork, books, household items, electronics, a dishwasher and clothes.

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

Jefferson Street Market featuring local wares and produce is 9:30 a.m. to noon at 625 Jefferson St.

Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain hosts “Beginning Geocaching,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Lily Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center. Participants can learn the ins and outs of this high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS units and clues to search for hidden treasures. Fee is $25 per guest; $ 22.50 per annual passholder.

Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain hosts “Whooooo’s in your Neighborhood?” 9 a.m.–noon in the Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center. Participants can explore the habitats and see living examples of eastern screech owls, barred owls and great-horned owls. Recommended for ages 6 and above. Fee is $35 per adult, $17 per child ages 6-15; for annual passholders are $31.50 per adult, $15.30 per child.

A benefit ride is set for 11 a.m. at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, 101 N. Davis Road in LaGrange, to raise money for the family of Maylee Highland, 3, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on Sept. 15, according to event organizers. Registration is 10 a.m. Cost is $20 per vehicle and $5 per passenger. Any vehicle is welcome. Also: 50/50 raffle and $8 barbecue plates. Michael Bartlett, 706-594-8322

LaGrange Chapter No. 474, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Jurisdiction of Georgia, observes its 30th anniversary 3 p.m. at Saint James CME Church on Revis Street. The guest speaker will be Vanessa Warner of Roe’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Open to the public.

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

Churches: Living Waters Baptist Church hosts Marching for Jesus at 9 a.m., starting at Granger Park and ending on Lafayette Square. Doris Almand, 706-333-7799

Baptist Tabernacle, 849 South Davis Road, hosts a craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 706-402-4108

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

Ongoing

LaGrange Art Museum presents the exhibition Mirror Mirror from Friday through Jan. 16. in partnership with Hills & Dales for a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Callaway family home. Featuring portraiture mirroring portraiture, the exhibit takes a look at portraiture across centuries and cultures, and will include some Troup County residents. LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, 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

Legacy Museum on Main presents Freedom: A History of US; the exhibit is on loan from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is on display locally through Oct. 23. It traces the evolution of American freedom from early documents — a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence through the Civil Rights movement in 1968; Lincoln’s handwritten notes, letters by activists like Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr., plus articles that bring the national fight for freedom closer to Troup 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, www.legacymuseumonmain.org

Listings for ‘In our community’ are presented for events happening in the next three-day period, space permitting. To submit an item, email it to mstrother@lagrangenews.com, fax it to 706-243-6354 or drop it by our office at 105 Ashton St. Deadline for submissions is noon on the business day prior to the item’s earliest run date. For more information, call 706-884-7311, Ext. 2153. A weeklong listing appears in the weekend edition.