LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 11, 2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2015

Today, 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.


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.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts a free computer class, “Computer Basics: Mouse and Internet,” 6–7:30 p.m. for those wanting to learn the basics about using a mouse and simple searches on the Internet. Registration is required. 706-882-7784 or

Meetings: The Experimental Aircraft Organization meets at 6:30 a.m. at LaGrange-Callaway Airport.

Downtown LaGrange Development Authority Business and Economic Development meets at 2 p.m. at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Alpha Xi chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity meets at 5 p.m. at the 100 Black Men of West Georgia Resource Center on Union Street.

The Troup County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center at 100 N. Davis Road.

West Point City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

The Troup County Brain Injury Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Clearview Chapel fellowship hall at 2101 S. Davis Road. Susan Blackburn, 706-302-1887

West Georgia Flyers Club meets at 6:30 p.m. All cyclists may attend. Vicki Shaddix,

The Troup County branch of the NAACP holds a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the William Griggs Recreational Center.

The Amputee Support Group of West Georgia and East Alabama meets 7 p.m. at the Women’s Health Center, 1802 Vernon Road, suite 200.

Churches: Warren Temple United Methodist Church, 614 E. Depot St., hosts prayer service at 7 p.m.


Leete Hill United Methodist Church, 810 Hamilton St., celebrates its annual Revival services at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Curtis Green of Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur is guest speaker.


Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, and Greater Peace Baptist Church of Columbus host their Eighth Annual Musical Workshop and Concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Workshop will cover basics, vocal training, choir techniques, introduction to new songs, praise and worship training, and the impact of a spiritual music ministry. A concert is 4 p.m Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church. Guest clinician is Psalmist Valencia Googer. Dondra Edwards, 706-888-4665; Arnethia Day, 706-887-0534


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

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