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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 24-25, 2016

Saturday

Events: The Hogansville Hummingbird Tower Trail Run, 5K Walk/Run is set for 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Hogansville Elementary School. http://bit.ly/2cV9kSj, 706-957-4973

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

The Troup County Board of Realtors hosts its Annual BBQ Benefit to help Circles of Troup County and Operation Building HOPE. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased from a local Realtor or the Troup County Board of Realtors. Pickup is 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Home Depot parking lot on Lafayette Parkway. 706-884-2600, www.tcbor.com

The LaGrange-Troup Humane Society, 1390 Orchard Hill Road, hosts an Open House celebration 11 a.m.–2 p.m. for the Animal Shelter’s new fully fenced area with sun shade and benches to allow the society to safely introduce family and pets to shelter dogs. Food, entertainment and activities. www.lagrangehumane.org

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

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

Events: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper presents Critter Tales at 2 p.m. with storyteller Carol Cain guiding guests around the animal world and West Point Lake with her stories about nature. Cost is $10 per child and $20 per adult. Pre-registration is required: lbreyfogle@chattahoochee.org, 706-882-3701 or chattahoochee.org.

Churches: Thankful Baptist Church, 1195 Cannonville Road, celebrates its fourth pastor anniversary of Adrian and Smith at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Titus Roberson, and Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Anniston, Ala.

Callaway Baptist Church hosts discipleship training, youth and children’s classes at 5 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Pine Mountain hosts Dr. Richard Ingram, an internist from LaGrange, to discuss end of life care at 6 p.m. upstairs of the CEC building in the Beacon’s classroom.

Monday

Events: A free genealogy class to help participants search for ancestors is 9:30–11:30 a.m. at The Active Life center on Ragland Street.

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.

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

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

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

OA, for anyone with an eating disorder, meets at 7:15 p.m. in First Baptist Church on the Square. 706-884-9925

Wednesday

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.

OA, for anyone with an eating disorder, meets at 1 p.m. in First Baptist Church on the Square. 706-884-9925

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

TOPS — Take Off Pounds Sensibly — LaGrange Chapter meets at 6 p.m. in the Vernon Woods, 101 Vernon Woods Drive, conference room. First meeting is free. Cost to join is $32 annually. Rhonda Pruitt, 706-773-4762

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

Kerry Francis, pastor of Ramiah Faith Restoration Church, hosts Words of Eternal Life Bible study, 6 p.m. at Comfort Inn and Suites, 1512 Lafayette Parkway.

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.

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