LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Aug. 12, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Today, Thursday

Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, hosts is a nnual Revival services at 7 p.m. Guest evangelist is the Rev. Marvin E. Wiley of Rock of Ages Baptist Church, Maywood, Ill. 706-628-5027


Churches: Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Five Points, Ala., hosts Revival services at 6:30 p.m. CST with guest evangelist the Rev. L.W. Booker of True Love Missionary Baptist Church in LaGrange.

Rising Grove Missionary Baptist Church hosts Revival services at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Johnny Strickland, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Corinth and Macedonia Baptist Church in Grantville.

Louise United Methodist Church, 1189 Hines Road, hosts Revival services at 7 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Willie Wimbley of Mount Nebo Baptist Church.


Bethlehem Temple Church of LaGrange, 397 Whitesville St., hosts its 36th anniversary 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, on Saturday at 10 a.m. during Bible class and noon during midday service, and Sunday during 11 a.m. service.


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

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: The LaGrange Woman’s Club meets at Bellevue at 204 Ben Hill St. Social hour is at 11 a.m., and the meeting is at noon.

The Kiwanis Club of LaGrange meets at noon at Highland Country Club.

The Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Tourism, a subagency of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Inc., meets at noon at the chamber, 111 Bull St.

Vernon Woods Memory Support Group meets at 5 p.m. at Vernon Woods Retirement Community, 101 Vernon Wood Drive. 706-812-2899

Troup County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. at the Troup County Agriculture Building on Vulcan Materials Road.

LaGrange chapter No. 474 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Lodge Hall on Watson and Brown streets.

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

Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange hosts a dance 8 p.m. at the Lafayette Christian School gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. Visitor couples are welcome at $20 per couple. Attire is summer casual and attendees can enjoy swing, slow dancing, waltz, polka, foxtrot, cha-cha, tango and more. 706-881-2734.

Meetings: The Troup County Commission meets for a work session at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners’ conference room on the third floor of the Government Center.

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


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.

Guardians Riding Club and Guardians Jeep Club host the third annual Tommy Brooks Ride for motorcycles and Jeeps starting 3 p.m. from the Guardians Barn, 23 Gordon Road in LaGrange. Registration is 1 p.m.; cost is $20 per vehicle. Raffles, entertainment and food after the ride. Funds go toward Christmas presents for youth. Troy Evans, 678-215-3023; Joseph Doss, 706-298-1266; or Jay Freeman, 706-594-7756

The Active Life wellness center, 140 Ragland St., hosts dancing 7–10 p.m. with Jimmy Smith and New River Band. Cost is $5 per person. Adults of all ages welcome.

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: Bowen East District, 1319 Magnolia Road Lanett, Ala., hosts Ministry’s Wives Special Effort Program at 11 a.m. with guest speaker pastor Lonnie Walls.

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


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.