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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Oct. 1-2, 2016

SATURDAY

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

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.

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

The West Georgia chapter of Fort Valley State University Alumni meets at 10 a.m. at the William Griggs Recreation Center.

The Sickle Cell Support Group meets at 11 a.m. at Bradshaw-Chambers County Library at 3419 20th Ave. in Valley, Ala. Renata Buckner, 706-518-6035 or sicklecellsg@yahoo.com

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

Faith Temple Church of Deliverance, 221 Edgewood Ave. in LaGrange, hosts its fourth Annual Men and Women Hat Show at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Events: Life Chain, a one-hour silent prayer to seek an end to abortion, is set for 2:30-3:30 p.m. to begin in the parking lot of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church at Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street. Theresa Shane, 309-635-2712

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: Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1111 E. 10th St. in West Point, celebrates its 33rd pastor’s anniversary honoring the Rev. W.T. Edmondson at 3 p.m. with special guest the Rev. Titus Roberson of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Anniston, Ala.

Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, hosts its ninth Pastoral Anniversary Celebration for the Rev. Lacoya D. Day, first lady Arnethia S. Day and family with a worship service at 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth L. Alexander, co-pastor of Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, and a pastoral anniversary service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. E. Tremaine Solomon, pastor and the Springhill Baptist Church Family in Lineville, Ala. 706-628-5027

Mountain Spring Baptist Church, Highway 18 in West Point, will celebrate the 23rd pastoral anniversary of Pastor Alfonzia Simpson Jr. and First Lady Loriann Simpson at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with Pastor Joannie Baskerville of Rising Grove Baptist Church in LaGrange and Pastor Michael Jackson of Confidence Missionary Baptist Church in LaGrange as guest ministers, respectively. Dinner will be served.

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

MONDAY

Events: Troup County Republican Women opens their GOP headquarters 108 Greenville St. at noon with a celebration, “Make America Great Again.” The headquarters will be open 10 a.m.-4p.m. Mondays through Fridays until Nov. 8.

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.

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: Authors Jennifer Dickey, Sandra Deal and Catherine Lewis will speak at Hills & Dales Estate about their book, “Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion.” Admission is free, but registration is required as space is limited. Reception at 6:30, lecture at 7 p.m.

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: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Troup County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in the first-floor commission meeting room in the Government Center at 100 Ridley 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.

An MS support group meets at 7 p.m. in the Clark Auditorium of the Enoch Callaway Cancer Center. Sue Martin, 706-407-8731

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.

Salvation Army Home League meets at noon at 806 Murphy Ave.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

LaGrange Newcomers and Beyond, a women’s social club, meets at First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street at 6:30 p.m. There is a program, refreshments and a short business meeting.

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

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

Whit Perry, author and world traveler, will speak to the TLC, the senior outreach ministry, at the LaGrange First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 401 Broad St., at noon. The public is welcome. Lunch is $6. Call 706-884-4635 or email churchoffice@lagrangefumc.org for reservations.

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.

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