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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2015

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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.

Western Heights Baptist Church, 2382 West Point Road, hosts Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m. with a hotdog supper — includes chips and drink — for $2.

Churches: Louise United Methodist Church, 1189 Hines Road in LaGrange, hosts a fall festival at 2 p.m. Open to the public.

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. and 6 p.m.

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

Churches: Immanuel Ministries and Worship Center, 75 Patillo Road in LaGrange, hosts Gospel on the Green 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Leete Hill United Methodist Church, 810 Hamilton Road in LaGrange, celebrates its 95th church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker and church are pastor Joanie Baskerville and Rising Grove MBC.

Eastside Baptist Church celebrates its 67th church anniversary at 3 p.m. The Rev. Marcus Gibson, Greater Shady Grove Baptist Church in Columbus, is guest speaker.

Monday

Events: A beginner scrapbook class is offered at the Active Life Center on Ragland Street at 1 p.m. There is no cost for the class. A registration form and supply list can be picked up at the center.

Sara Henderson, director for Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, will speak at the second annual Elms & Roses Garden Council event at Del’avant, 141 Main St. in LaGrange. Her lecture is entitled “Heirloom Flowers: Passing the Test of Time” and will include information about Oakland Cemetery. Wine and cheese is 5:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for one person and $15 per each additional ticket purchased at the same time. Tickets are available at Plum Southern and Tournesol or by calling 706-884-5081.

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

A local support group for multiple sclerosis hosts its first meeting at Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic, 111 Medical Drive, at 7 p.m. The initial meeting is set to allow attendees to get to know each other and determine the focus of future meetings.

Reservations are due for the Thursday Lunch Club, which meets at noon in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church on Thursday. Cost is $6 per person. Call 706-884-4635 or email churchoffice@lagrangefumc.org to reserve a space.

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 American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in LaGrange.

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 7 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 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall on Hogansville Road.

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

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

Wednesday

Events: Story time for pre-schoolers at is 10:30 a.m. at Hogansville Public Library, 600 E. Main St. 706-637-6230

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

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

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

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

Wednesday–Friday

Williams Grove Church of Deliverance Inc., 894 Salem Chipley Road in Pine Mountain, hosts “Sowing and Reaping Teaching: How to Heal Financial Problems” at 7 p.m.

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.

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: Toastmasters International meets 8 a.m. at Wingate by Wyndham on Wingate Terrace, off Greenville Road, in LaGrange.

West Point City Council meets for a work session at 8:15 a.m.

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.

Older Americans Sharing in Service, the senior adult group of Rosemont Baptist Church, meets at noon in the church fellowship hall.

Crime Stoppers meets at 6 p.m. in the LaGrange Police Department training room.

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.

Community Action For Improvement meets at 6:30 p.m. in the CAFI central office.

LaGrange Newcomers and Beyond meets at First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street at 6:30 p.m. We have a program, refreshments and a short business meeting. Nov. 5: This month’s speaker is Jessica David of Harmony House.

The Sons of LaGrange Lodge No. 537, a Prince Hall affiliate, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Brown and Watson streets.

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.

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

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.