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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Oct. 8, 2015

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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

Sunday

Events: Deadline to sign up for the 5K Breast Cancer Awareness Walk hosted by Confidence Missionary Baptist Church, set for Oct. 24 from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at Calumet Park on Union Street in LaGrange. Registration is $10 to walk and includes a water bottle; $20 to walk and receive a water bottle and T-shirt. Erma Gates, 706-302-2146; Debra Estes, 706-594-5580; Lorena Wise Peach, 404-293-0256

Hills and Dales Estate and the Azalea Storytelling committee host the fourth annual Stories in the Garden at 2 p.m. featuring humorist Andy Offutt Irwin and local storyteller Pam Ramsey with emcee Allen Keeble. Admission is free, but a reservation is required by calling 706-882-3242.

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

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family hosts support groups for those with a mental illness and for their family and friends at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad St. in LaGrange, led by trained facilitators. 706-594-4714

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

Alpha Xi chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity meets at 5 p.m. at the 100 Black Men of West Georgia Resource Center on Union Street.

Churches: God’s House Ministries, a new, non-denominational church at 9014 Hamilton Road in Pine Mountain, opens and hosts its first Sunday service at 10 a.m. Services will follow every Sunday at 10 a.m. with a meet and greet. Pastor Sandra Komm, 706-663-2677

Faith Temple Church of Deliverance, 221 Edgewood Ave. in LaGrange, celebrates its 41st Pastor Appreciation Program at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Eva Barber, minister at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bowden, and 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker pastor Bertha Hodge of O.H. Ministries in Lanett, Ala.

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.

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.