LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Dec. 5-6, 2015
Events: 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 “Fresh Greenery Christmas Workshop” 10 a.m.–noon in Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center. Participants will choose to make a wreath, centerpiece or door hanging and embellish with their chosen materials. Fee is $45 per wreath or centerpiece for each guest; $40.50 for annual passholders.
Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library hosts the First Saturday Book Sale 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Book Shop at the library on Alford Street.
The Hogansville Merchants Association is slated to sponsor a Christmas fair at 308 E. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a cake walk and face painting. The event is open to the public. 706-302-0026
The Sons of LaFayette Male Choir performs at the Happy Holiday Happening event at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street in LaGrange.
Christmas music and performers will take the stage at Cavlin Hipp Veterans’ Memorial Park on Main Street in Hogansville at 4 p.m., followed by storyteller Carol Cain who is scheduled to share tales with the crowd. 706-302-0026
The Starlight Trees are set to be lit at 6 p.m. by the Pilot Club at Cavlin Hipp Veterans’ Memorial Park on Main Street in Hogansville and the “Dancing Around the Christmas Tree” parade begins after. The parade will be routed through Main Street downtown. 706-302-0026
Santa Claus will hear children’s wishes under the gazebo at Calvin Hipp Veterans’ Memorial Park in Hogansville. 706-302-0026
Meetings: The West Georgia chapter of Fort Valley State University Alumni meets at 10 a.m. at the William Griggs Recreation Center.
Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Eastside Baptist Church, 1016 Mason St. in LaGrange, hosts the 21st anniversary of its choir at 6 p.m. All groups, choirs, praise teams and dancers, speakers, ministers, pastors and musicians are invited.
Events: LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar, Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff and District Attorney Pete Skandalakis will be on a panel addressing the topic of “What Christians can do about crime in Troup County” at 9:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Enter through rear door on North Lewis. All are welcome. 706-302-8961
The annual Angel of Hope memorial service is 7 p.m. at the memorial site on the grounds of West Georgia Medical Center, adjacent to the hospice parking lot. The candlelight memorial is for family, friends and loved ones who have experienced the loss of a child.
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: 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.
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.
Meetings: The Experimental Aircraft Organization meets at 6:30 a.m. at LaGrange-Callaway Airport.
Downtown LaGrange Development Authority Business and Economic Development meets at 2 p.m. at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.
West Point City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
The Troup County Brain Injury Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Clearview Chapel fellowship hall at 2101 S. Davis Road. Susan Blackburn, 706-302-1887
West Georgia Flyers Club meets at 6:30 p.m. All cyclists may attend. Vicki Shaddix,
The Troup County branch of the NAACP holds a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the William Griggs Recreational Center.
The Amputee Support Group of West Georgia and East Alabama meets 7 p.m. at the Women’s Health Center, 1802 Vernon Road, suite 200.
Churches: Warren Temple United Methodist Church, 614 E. Depot St., hosts prayer service at 7 p.m.
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: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center at 1220 Parkway.
The Downtown LaGrange Development Authority meets at 2 p.m. at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.
Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Salvation Army Home League meets at noon at 806 Murphy Ave.
The LaGrange Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets at 4 p.m. at 201 Chatham St.
LaGrange City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the council chamber at 208 Ridley Ave.
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
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.
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
DaVita Circle of Life hosts its Circle of Life Ceremony at Troup County Dialysis Center, 140 Glenn Bass Road in LaGrange, at 7 p.m. The ceremony celebrates the lives of Troup County dialysis patients who have passed away during the past year.
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 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. Sessions through Nov. 19 focus on grief through the holidays. Attendees should RSVP to 706-884-5626. Refreshments served.
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
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 hosts a Christmas dance is 8 p.m. at the Lafayette Christian School gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. Visitor couples welcome at $20 per couple. Attire is coat and tie/dressy. 706-881-2734.
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon and 6 p.m.
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