Jill Philips: Student, Teacher and Painter with the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange and Donna Jackson, iron works artist, runs until Saturday at LaGrange Art Museum. The exhibit combines the giant garden insects of metal worker Jackson with the out-of-door artistry of Philips, and showcases local talent from the VAAL. Works are available to purchase with proceeds benefitting LAM. Admission is free.
The Journey - Connections art exhibit runs at the Cochran Gallery on the Square until Oct. 26. The exhibit contains “quilts” of canvas created in collaboration with or inspired by someone’s cancer journey. Each piece is accompanied by an essay explaining its meaning.
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
The Chattahoochee River Keeper hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, an evening of environmental films. Tickets are available at www.chattahoochee.org/events.
Story Hour featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for preschoolers and their escorts is at 10:30 a.m. at Hawkes Library in West Point.
Tai Chi for Health for beginners is 12:30 p.m. at the Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call Holly at 706-883-1618 to register.
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
The LaGrange Police Department begins a ten-week Citizens Police Academy from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday. The goal is to familiarize residents with various aspects of law enforcement. Space is limited to 25 people and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lt. Eric Lohr, 706-883-2684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 6 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.
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.
Xi Epsilon Gamma meets at 7 p.m. at a member’s house.
The Union Lodge No. 28 F&AM meets at 7 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.
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
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.
West Point City Council meets for a work session at 8:15 a.m.
The executive board of the LaGrange Woman’s Club meets at 10 a.m. at Bellevue.
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.
The Thursday Lunch Club meets at noon in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church. A musical ensemble made up of the LaGrange College Students who sing in the FUMC choir accompanied by FUMC music director Dale Daniels performs.
Crime Stoppers meets at 6 p.m. in the LaGrange Police Department training room.
Rehearsals for the LaGrange Civic Chorale are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Troup High School chorus room. email@example.com, 706-882-2734
LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 7 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.
Community Action For Improvement meets at 7 p.m. in the CAFI central office.
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.
Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 6 p.m. at Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Road. 706-882-6327.
Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds community prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. Pastor Walter Gordon, 706-812-0760
Hogansville Church of Christ, 4885 Mountville Road, holds a study on the book of Revelation at 7 p.m. with speaker J. Robert Brooks. 706-637-6476
Eagle’s Nest Cathedral, 1306 E. 10th St. in West Point, hosts Bible study at 7 p.m.
St. Paul CME Church, 250 Lower Glass Bridge Road, hosts Bible study at 7 p.m.
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
Immanuel Ministries and Worship Center at 75 Patillo Road holds Bible study at 6:30 p.m.
True Life Christian Ministries, 500 S. Lee St., hosts Bible study at 7:30 p.m. for adults and youth.
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