LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 10, 2015

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 10, 2015


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: 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.

Friday, Saturday

The Friends of the Library hosts a September “Mega” Book Sale 1–5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. For this sale, books will be displayed in the Fackler Room and the Friends Bookshop. It will feature a Brown Bag Sale where buyers can purchase a brown grocery bag for $5 and fill up the bag with books of the buyer’s choice. The sale is open to the public.


Events: A yard sale to benefit Christian education and various projects of the Noon Circle of Loyd Presbyterian Church is 8 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Community Building across from the church, 550 Upper Glass Bridge Road.

Jefferson Street Market featuring local wares and produce is 9:30 a.m. to noon at 625 Jefferson St.

God’s Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open 9 a.m.–noon.

Meetings: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family hosts support groups for those with a mental illness and for their family and friends at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad St. in LaGrange, led by trained facilitators. 706-594-4714

Churches: The LaGrange United Methodist Men hosts pastor Brian Germano for a program following the group’s breakfast served at 8 a.m. The group meets in the small dining room just off the fellowship hall of LaGrange United Methodist Church, 401 Broad St. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to Jake Behr at or call or text 706-957-1206​.

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

Saturday, Sunday

Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, celebrates Men and Women’s Day 2015 with a prayer breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday with guest speaker Yvonne Harvey Williams, author, and a service 10:45 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker Keith Mitchell. 706-628-5027


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: Leete Hill United Methodist Church, 810 Hamilton St., celebrates its annual Homecoming at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Woods bringing the message. Dinner served.

The Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 126 Grady St. in LaGrange, celebrates its 96th church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Demond Johnson and The Fellowship Baptist Church in Greenville are special guests.

The West Georgia Council of Christian African-American Women hosts its annual Service of Rededication 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Fannin Street. Guest speaker is Ericka B. Davis.

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. Darden.


Today is the last day of the Legacy Museum on Main hosting the exhibit West Point Lake at 40 Years, a collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, 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

LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, hosts the Celebrate Summer art show featuring the work of artists in the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange and local artist Sarah Swanson through Sept. 26. Also on display will be painted violins and cellos that were beyond repair from years of use and will be auctioned Sept. 17 to raise money for the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Guild’s youth programs. The museum is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. 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.