LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — June 24, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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

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

New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Career coaches from the Department of Labor Career Center, Troup County Works, LaGrange College and West Georgia Technical College will be available.

Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 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.

Troup County Center for Strategic Planning meets at noon at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce upstairs in the Lafayette Room.

Elm City Lodge #544 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall on Wilburn Avenue with supper at 6:30 p.m. All master Masons welcome.

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

Matthew 28 Community Fellowship in Pine Mountain hosts Life Group at 7 p.m. 706-663-4747


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

Red, White & Blue Friday is 7-11 p.m. on Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange with a picnic, concert and free movie. A patriotic musical program by the Community Orchestra is on tap with competitions for best decorated picnic table and the annual food eating contests. At dusk is a free showing of “Seabiscuit.”, 706-298-4534

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


Teaver Road Baptist Church hosts Summer Camp TRUST 2015, “The Amazing Race.” TRBC will host an overnight weekend kids camp at Camp Pioneer at the Georgia Sheriffs’ Pineland Campus, 2048 Youngs Mill Road. Cost is $35 per child. Registration forms and information are available at the TRBC office, 706-882-5774 or


Events: Teach a Child to Fish, a fishing clinic for youth and benefit tournament, is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pyne Road Park. 754-214-6610

Market on Main is in the parking lot at East Depot and Main streets, next to Carmike Cinemas LaGrange 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. Local growers and vendors offer produce, plants, various food and handmade items for sale.

Community Action For Improvement Inc. hosts food and fun at 1380 Lafayette Parkway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. . 706-884-2651

Krawfish for Kids, featuring Louisiana-based food, children’s activities and raffles with music by Charlie Muncaster, is 5 p.m. at Nutwood Plantation. Benefits Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia and the Southern Food Alliance. For tickets, go to and search for Krawfish for Kids. Spencer Ellen, or 706-333-0061

Musicians, dancers, actors and storytellers host “Photographs and Memories,” at at 7:30 p.m. The benefit show for long-time Lafayette Society for Performing Arts photographer George Czarnonycz, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, will help his family purchase a handicap-accessible van. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from the LSPA by calling 706-882-9909.

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.

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 

Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 126 Grady St., presents The Full Armor of God at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday

Threats Grove Baptist Young Adult Choir celebrates its anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at Threats Grove Baptist Church, 192 Rosemont Road. All choir groups and soloists are invited to render a selection.


Legacy Museum on Main hosts West Point Lake at 40 Years, a collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper through Sept. 10, exploring the history of the lake and its impact on life in the county. Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main St., is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. 706-884-1828

The exhibit Our County Collects runs through Aug. 15 at LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 706-882-3267.