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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — July 18-19, 2015

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Saturday

Events: A garage sale is 8 a.m.–1 p.m. to benefit God’s Bread Basket, 202 Oak St. in Hogansville. Items have been collected from local families. Proceeds go toward the food and spiritual-assistance ministry for families in the Hogansville area.

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.

Loyd Presbyterian Church at 550 Upper Glass Bridge Road hosts a farmers market across from the church 8-11 a.m. Fresh vegetables and homemade products; vendors welcome at no charge with those items. 706-594-4951

Guardian Riding Club hosts Bikers for Babies, a fundraiser ride to benefit First Choice Women’s Center, at The Guardian Barn, 23 Gordon Road in LaGrange. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 to ride and $6 for lunch. Motorcycles, cruisers and four-wheel-drive vehicles welcome. 706-884-3833

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

Confidence Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Colquitt St., hosts its Annual Fun Day in the parking area behind the church.

Sunday

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

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.

Churches: Confidence Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Colquitt St., hosts its homecoming at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth Bailey of White Oak Grove in Newnan will be guest speaker.

Rocky Mount Baptist Church celebrates its annual Men and Women’s Day program at 2 p.m. with guest speakers the Rev. James Woods and Leete Hill United Methodist Church.

True Love Missionary Baptist Church hosts its six-year church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. with special guest pastor J.C. Fryer and Pine Hill Baptist of Phenix City, Ala. Dinner served.

Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Cedar Street celebrates Pastor Aide Day at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be pastor Charles Trammell and Saint John Baptist Church of Lanett, Ala.

The Solomon Grove Missionary Baptist Church Mother Board observes its 32nd anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Minister RoseMary Smith, associate pastor of Welcome Baptist Church, is guest speaker.

Living By Faith Worship Center, 1898 Greenville Road in LaGrange, celebrates Youth Day at 3 p.m. Pastor Lonnie Walls and Smyrna Baptist Church are guests.

Sunday–Thursday

Western Heights Baptist Church, 2382 West Point Road, hosts Camp Kilimanjaro Vacation Bible School for children in kindergarten to fifth grade 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:30-8:15 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Free dinner every night. westernheights.net, 706-882-2545

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.

Meetings: The Troup County Democratic Party committee meets at 6 p.m. at Roger’s BBQ in Hogansville, 1863 E. Main St.

Troup County Association of Beekeepers meets at 7 p.m. at the Ag Building on Hamilton Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in beekeeping. UGA Cooperative Extension, 706-883-1675 or Terry, 706-882-2493

Monday–Friday

Louise United Methodist Church, 1189 Hines Road, hosts vacation Bible school confirmation week 6:15–8 p.m. All youths and adults invited.

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.

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

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.

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

The “Every Hero Has a Story” themed Summer Reading Program is 2 p.m. at LaGrange Memorial Library with a special guest. 

Tree of Life Inc. hosts a Mini College Fair 4–7 p.m. at William Griggs Recreation Center, 716 Glenn Robertson Road. Experts will be available to help attendees with financial aid, ACT/SAT planning, essay writing, college applications and more will be offered. The event is free.

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.

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

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.

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

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, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Ongoing

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.

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