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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Jan. 2-3, 2016

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Saturday

Keep Troup Beautiful hosts Bring One For the Chipper 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the recycling center at 530 S. Davis Road in LaGrange. Anyone who brings a recyclable item to the center will be entered in a drawing for three separate gift baskets supplied by KTB. Participants are encouraged to bring Christmas trees and old electronics to drop off. Drop off sites also will be at the recycling centers in West Point, 1601 Station Road, and Hogansville, 2601 Mobley Bridge Road, and a dumpster will be in the Hogansville Police Department parking lot.

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.

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.

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

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 Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681

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.

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.

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

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

Churches: Bethesda Outreach Ministry hosts a feeding the hungry event at 104 Young’s Mill Road at 11 a.m.

Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes 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

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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 two business days 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.