LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — July 30, 2015

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2015


Eagles Nest Cathedral, 1306 E 10th St. in West Point, celebrates 25 years of ministry at 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers include bishop James Fears of Opelika, Ala., Dr. Bertha Hodge of Valley, Ala., bishop Zebedee Dowtin of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dr. Connie Stewart of Houston, Texas.


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.

Churches: First Baptist Church of Hogansville will offer a free screening of movie “Do You Believe?” at 7 p.m. The movie tells the story of a pastor shaken by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher. Childcare will be provided for children up to the 4 years old. 706 637-8731 or

Friday, Saturday

Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, hosts a Youth Lock-In and Back 2 School Bash for ages 7 to 18 starting 6 p.m. Friday and ending 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $2 per child.


Events: 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

Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library hosts the First Saturday Book Sale 10 a.m.–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

Peace by Piece Quilt Group meets at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on the Square. Jane Taylor, 706-884-6323


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: Mount Beulah Baptist Church, 254 Gordon Road, celebrates its Homecoming at 10 a.m. Speaker will be Pastor W. C. Thornton.

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 170 Pleasant Grove Church Road, hosts Homecoming service at 11 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Larry Bird. Fellowship meal to follow.

Harrisonville Baptist Church, 2885 Highway 54 W. in Hogansville, hosts Homecoming service at 11 a.m. Mark Peak brings the message with singing by Spirit Filled Ministries.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 420 E. Mount Zion Church Road off Towns Road, hosts its annual Homecoming services at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Van Shrieves and 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Johnny Beasley.

Eastside Baptist Church, 1016 Mason St., hosts its annual Missionary Day at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Bertha Hodge of O.H. Ministries in Lanett, Ala.

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

Uplifting Your Faith Ministries, 104 Youngs Mill Road, hosts spiritual counseling/healing at 5 p.m. with Bishop R.L.

Wehadkee Baptist Church, 915 Abbottsford Road, hosts its Homecoming service at 6 p.m. Nothing But Grace will perform.


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.

Listings for ‘In our community’ are presented for events happening in the next three-day period, space permitting. To submit an item, email it to, fax it to 706-243-6354 or drop it by our office at 105 Ashton St. Deadline for submissions is noon on the business day prior to the item’s earliest run date. For more information, call 706-884-7311, Ext. 2153. A weeklong listing appears in the weekend edition.