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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Feb. 20-21, 2016

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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.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts a chess club for players or learners at 1 p.m. www.thrl.org

The Active Life wellness center, 140 Ragland St., hosts dancing 7–10 p.m. with Jimmy Smith and New River Band. Cost is $5 per person. Adults of all ages welcome.

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

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

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: Faith Believers Ministries Inc., 210 Handley St. in LaGrange, hosts its 10th church anniversary celebration at 2:30 p.m. Guest pastor and church are David Core and Community Baptist of Valley, 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.

Monday

Events: LaGrange College continues its 2016 3D Journeys series with “Cuba: Little Country, Big Sports,” featuring Arya Alami, exercise science professor. Beginning at 10 a.m., all 3D Journey lectures will be in the Dickson Assembly Room of Turner Hall. Attendees should park in the lots adjacent to the pedestrian bridge on Vernon Road, and a shuttle will take them to the door. A Dutch-treat lunch will be available in the Pitts Dining Hall following each session.

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.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts a genealogy I course at 3 p.m. to teach participants to find ancestors using Ancestry.com. Organizers request participants have a five-generation chart at the time of registration. 706-882-7784, www.thrl.org

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts a computer basics: mouse and Internet course at 6 p.m. Registration required. 706-882-7784, www.thrl.org

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts book chat for participants to discuss their favorite book at 6 p.m. 706-882-7784, www.thrl.org

Troup County Certified Literate Community Program hosts its annual corporate and community spelling bee at 7 p.m. in the Callaway Conference Center of West Georgia Tech on Fort Drive. The event helps fund CLCP projects and is open to the public to attend. 706-756-4645, debbie.burdette@westgatech.edu

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

Hogansville Public Library, 600 E. Main St., hosts Souper Reads Book Club at noon as they discuss books by mystery writer Sue Grafton. 706-637-6230, www.thrl.org

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

Hogansville Public Library, 600 E. Main St., hosts Tater, the book-loving golden retriever, at 2:30 p.m. Any child who could use some practice reading aloud is invited to come and meet Tater and read a book to him. www.thrl.org

Hogansville Public Library, 600 E. Main St., hosts Tater, the book-loving golden retriever, at 2:30 p.m. Any child who could use some practice reading aloud is invited to come and meet Tater and read a book to him. 706-637-6230, www.thrl.org

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts CAREing Paws and Cooper the Therapy Dog at 4 p.m. Children can practice reading to Cooper, a friendly, well-trained therapy dog, in a one-on-one 15 minute session. For children in first to third grades and students with special needs. Registration is required: 706-822-7784. www.thrl.org

Meetings: 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 chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets at 3 p.m. at Bellevue at 204 Ben Hill St.

LaGrange City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the council chamber/courtroom at 208 Ridley Ave.

American Legion Post 75 meets at 6 p.m. at The Active Life center on Ragland Street.

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. Attendees should RSVP to 706-884-5626. Refreshments served.

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: 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

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts a manga/anime tea party at 5 p.m. Focus will be the Shoujo romance genre. 706-882-7784, www.thrl.org

New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Career coaches from the Department of Labor Career Center, Troup County Works, LaGrange College and West Georgia Technical College will be available.

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.

Troup County Center for Strategic Planning meets at noon at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce upstairs in the Lafayette Room.

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

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

Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main St. in LaGrange, hosts the exhibit Lifting More Voices: Early Troup County Black History through Sept. 16. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and usually the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To check Saturday openings or schedule a group visit, call 706-884-1828.

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.