The LaGrange Woman’s Club holds its annual barbecue to benefit the support and maintenance of Bellevue. The barbecue from Hog Heaven will be served in the Bellevue parking lot at 204 Ben Hill St. from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 per plate and are available from any club member or by calling Bellevue at 706-884-1832.
A monthly silent social for people with hearing loss is at the LaGrange Mall food court starting at 5 p.m. for any one who is deaf or hard of hearing, or any person interested in learning more about sign language. Nancy Smith, 706-402-2205
Camp Viola’s annual fundraiser roast in honor of Frankie Fling Newman is 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from Camp Viola board members or by calling Jerry Cleaveland 706-882-0018 or Dan Saylors 706-302-7545.
Norman Winter, director of the Columbus Botanical Garden, hosts an illustrated presentation at 10 a.m. at Hills and Dales Estate on new hot trends and make recommendations on great companion plants. Each attendee will receive one of Norman’s recommended plants. Cost is $30 per person. Workshop space is limited and pre-registration is required. Garden admission is included in registration. Annual pass holders receive a 20 percent discount. To register, email email@example.com or call the visitor center at 706-882-3242.
The Troup High School Alumni Association hosts a truck raffle and barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Troup High, 1920 Hamilton Road. Raffle tickets are $5, which benefits the association, and barbecue plates are $8.
The 19th annual Empty Bowl event is at Harris County High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, may be purchased at Sweer Home Antiques in Pine Mountain and entitles entrants to a handmade pottery bowl, soup-and-bread dinner, dessert and live entertainment. A silent auction and door prizes will be available. Proceed benefit FOCUS, Fellowship of Christians United in Service, a Harris County organization dedication to assisting residents in financial need. 706-663-7776
The DHA Community Center in Pine Mountain will host a showing of the movie “The Man Left Behind” at 7:30 p.m. The movie chronicles the return of retired U.S. Army Col. Paul R. Longgrear to the former battlefield at Lang Vei, Vietnam, with his wife and three children. Longgrear, a Vietnam veteran, is now a resident of Pine Mountain and will speak at the event. A $10 donation is requested. Seating is limited. Call 706-663-4447 for reservations.
The Troup High Thespians open their spring musical, “Once on this Island,” a calypso-flavored re-telling of “The Little Mermaid,” Sunday at 3 p.m. with additional performances on Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the THS Fine Arts Auditorium. Directed by THS theatre teacher Carol Cain with musical direction by Bettie Biggs and Eve McKibben, the production features 39 Troup High students and Franklin Forest third grader Kylie Wilson in the role of Little Ti Moune.
The Salvation Army, 806 Murphy Ave., provides emergency food assistance 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Picture ID and Social Security card are needed.
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.
Free, confidential HIV testing is available starting at 4 p.m. at Pathways at 122 Gordon Commercial Drive. Must be at least 18. 706-845-4054
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.
Beginner Tai Chi for Health class is 2 p.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 for the class or Lynn Norris at 706-596-0155 for more information.
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
DASH for LaGrange makes a presentation for its Housing Rehabilitation Program for repairs of low-income families’ homes at Hogansville Public Library at 6 p.m.
LaGrange Memorial Library hosts Pajama Night for children of all ages with the Easter Bunny at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will hear tales followed by milk and cookies.
Boy Scout Troop 10 meets at 7 p.m. in the Troup County Sportsman Building on Roanoke Road.
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.
LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 6 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.
Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 7 p.m. at Cedarcrest Community Church at 2380 Roanoke Road. 706-882-6327
The LaGrange Shufflers meet at the Active Life center at 140 Ragland St. for regular square dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 706-812-8840
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