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Saturday, Sunday & Aug. 1–3


Events: Lafayette Society for Performing Arts presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee shows at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and Aug. 3 at the LSPA Black Box Theater at 214 Bull St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call 706-882-9909 for tickets. The show is a picnic theater, with doors opening one hour prior to the show and attendees may bring food and drink. All food is requested to be put away by show time.


Saturday, Sunday


East Side Baptist Church, 1016 Mason St., hosts Youth Explosion with a Youth Carnival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Youth Day celebration at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the carnival are $1 each, or 10 for $6, and concessions will be available.


Saturday


Events: Glass Bridge Road Farmers Market is 8 to 11 a.m. at no cost to vendors. Homemade or homegrown items are welcome. Located at the pavilion across from Loyd Presbyterian Church on Glass Bridge Road. 706-594-4951


Market on Main farmer’s market for locally grown produce is 8 to 10 a.m in the parking lot next to Carmike Cinema, at the corner of Main and East Depot streets. 706-298-4534


Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.


The Troup County Democratic Party holds a Delegate Selection Caucus for the Democratic State Convention in Dublin at the Willam Griggs Recreation Center at 3 p.m. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. Elliott Smith, chairman, scoutsmith@live.com


Churches: Anointed by Faith Ministries hosts a city-wide barbecue and school giveaway at the church, 1200 Fourth Ave. in LaGrange, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free barbecue, rides, clothes, hair cuts, hair braiding book bags and school supplies and live entertainment available. There also will be horse-back riding, rapping, singing and dancing. All events are free.


Bishop R.L. Darden of Bethesda Outreach Ministries, 109 Horace King St., and pastor Glory Burke of Pentecostal Community Church, 418 Revis St., will give out hot dogs, paper and school supplies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food is gone.


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


Cross Point Church, 191 Hines Road in Hogansville, hosts the free event Saturday Night Singing at 7 p.m. Guest singer is Russ Sapp.


Sunday


Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Churches: Thankful Baptist Church, 968 Cannonville Road, observes homecoming at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served.


Welcome Baptist Church in the Redline Community hosts the 42nd pastor celebration of the Rev. J.R. Ware and family at 11 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Willie L. Cameron and 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ervin Smith.


Solomon Grove Missionary Baptist Church will observe its Youth Program at 11 a.m. Minister Lamont Vines will be the guest speaker.


McGhee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church observes its 138th Homecoming services with speakers the Rev. Willie J. Wynn at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Hayward White Jr. at 3 p.m.


Springfield Baptist Church in Hogansville hosts the annual “All Ministries Day” at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Gregory Sutton of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Atlanta. Dinner will be served.


Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 3 p.m. at Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Road. 706-882-6327


Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 3 p.m. at Hogansville First Baptist Church.


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


Franklin Road Baptist Church, 1424 New Franklin Road, presents The Classic Gospel Quartet in a concert of Southern gospel music at 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Monday


Events: A beginner scrapbook class is offered at the Active Life Center on Ragland Street at 11 a.m. There is no cost for the class. A registration form and supply list can be picked up at the center.


Monday–Wednesday


Churches: Leete Hill United Methodist Church, 810 Hamilton Road, hosts vacation Bible school at 6 p.m. All youth are invited to attend. An evening meal is provided.


Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1172 Highway 219 in West Point, hosts Homecoming and Family and Friends Day at 7 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Curtis Green of Living Water Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.


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.


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 8 p.m.


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


LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 6 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.


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: 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


LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts the Summer Reading Club at 2 p.m. featuring more “Fizz, Boom, Read!” stories with Tracy Walker, storyteller.


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


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


The Lunch Bunch and Al-Anon meet at noon at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.


Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.


Wednesday–Friday


Thankful Baptist Church at 968 Cannonville Road holds Revival services at 7 p.m. The Rev. Carlton May of Sylvester Baptist Church in Ellenwood will be guest speaker.


Thursday


Events: God’s Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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


A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655


The Maternal Infant Services Department at West Georgia Health begins the five-week Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Series for expecting parents at 6 p.m. The classes cover the six healthy birth practices in an interactive and informative way. Cost is $75 per couple. To register, call 706-812-2876 or go to www.wghealth.org and click on resources/classes.


Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857


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


Rehearsals for the LaGrange Civic Chorale are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Troup High School chorus room. choralsociety@charter.net, 706-882-2734


LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 7 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.


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. 706-884-5631706-884-5631


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


A senior dance is at 7 p.m. at the old Franklin Elementary School gym with a live band. Admission is $4.


Meetings: The Troup County Commission meets for a work session at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners’ conference room on the third floor of the Government Center.


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


The Lunch Bunch Alateen Family Group meets at noon at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.


Churches: Old Mount Olive Church, 547 John Lovelace Road, hosts a barbecue chicken plate fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $8 per plate.


True Life Christian Ministries, 500 S. Lee St., hosts youth night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sylvia Cameron, 706-402-6670


Aug. 2


Events: Market on Main farmer’s market for locally grown produce is 8 to 10 a.m in the parking lot next to Carmike Cinema, at the corner of Main and East Depot streets. 706-298-4534


Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library hosts the First Saturday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 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 at 8 a.m., 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-Chamber 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


Stovall Baptist Church, 14 Hardy St. in Greenville, hosts a benefit singing at 6 p.m. preceded by food service and a cake auction at 5 p.m.


Aug. 3


Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Churches: Mount Zion Baptist Church, 420 E. Mount Zion Church Road, hosts annual homecoming services at 11 a.m. with pastor Van Shrieves and 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Johnny Beasley and Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.


Wehadkee Baptist Church, 915 Abbottsford Road, hosts homecoming services at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Aaron McCullough and 5 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Watson.


East Side Baptist Church, 1016 Mason St., hosts its annual missionary program at 3 p.m. with special guests first lady Veleeka Dudley and the Rev. Sanford Dudley of Mount Sinai Church of Newnan. Attendees are asked to wear white.


Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 3 p.m. at Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Road. 706-882-6327


Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 3 p.m. at Hogansville First Baptist Church.


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


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