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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Oct. 28, 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

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

LaGrange College will host its annual fall festival 5–7 p.m. on the college’s academic quad. Designed for children ages 3–10, the event will feature supervised trick-or-treating in Hawkes Hall, a costume contest, face painting, carnival games and an inflatable bounce house. Admission is any nonperishable food item or monetary donation, with proceeds going to local food banks.

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 7–8 p.m. at The Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-881-2734

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

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. Sessions through Nov. 19 focus on grief through the holidays. Attendees should RSVP to 706-884-5626. Refreshments served.

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

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

The Home Depot, 1500 Lafayette Parkway, in LaGrange hosts its second annual Halloween Town Fall Festival 4–8 p.m. with family friendly events including a free raffle, photo booth, hay ride, food and a haunted house.

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

Ongoing

Events

LaGrange Personal Aid, 416 Pierce St., is taking applications for the 2015 Empty Stocking Fund for families who cannot afford to buy toys for their children, up to 10 years old, at Christmas. Applications are open to residents of Troup County excluding Hogansville. Income must be lower than the current federal poverty guidelines and applicants should bring proof of income and ID. Application hours are 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9–11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Pine Mountain First United Methodist Church is participating in Operation Christmas Child, an initiative to provide children in third-world countries with items like toys, school supplies, nonliquid hygiene items, clothing and accessories, and crafts. Boxes are available at the church. Boxes will be Blessed on Nov. 8. 706-663-2538

Exhibits

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 Friday. 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

LaGrange Art Museum presents the exhibition Mirror Mirror 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

809 Gallery of Art, 809 Hill St. in LaGrange, hosts an International Exhibition, a show featuring works in a variety of media by artists from around the world, starting Saturday and running through Nov. 21. An opening reception is Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. with musical guest Angela Hutchins. The gallery is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, and Monday by appointment. 706-845-8500, http://809gallery.webs.com/

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.