LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Nov. 6, 2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 6, 2015

Today, Saturday

The Friends of the Memorial Library host a Mega Book Sale on Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. This will include a Brown Bag Sale and opportunity to buy holiday books.


Events: Vowell’s Furniture, 401 S. Greenwood St., hosts a community yard sale 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Anyone wishing to reserve a space with a table for $20 or regular space for $15 may contact Ashon Russell, 706-333-3867, or Lucy Hunt, 706-402-1933.

Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain hosts “Basket Weaving – Morning Mail Wall Basket,” 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Lily Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center. Participants will learn to weave a basket and can use individual creative to embellish it with natural materials. Materials provided. Fee is $50 per guest; $45 per annual passholder.

Hills & Dales hosts the workshop “Rethink pumpkins!” 10 a.m.–noon with resident floral designer David Brown exploring the use of pumpkins as a fanciful tablescape. Each attendee will make their own centerpiece to take home for the holidays. $35 per person. Call 706-882-3242 to register.

Meetings: The West Georgia chapter of Fort Valley State University Alumni meets at 10 a.m. at the William Griggs Recreation Center.

Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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

Churches: A clothing giveaway will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton. Gently used clothes for the entire family will be given to those in need 8 a.m.–noon. 706-628-5006 or 706-628-5027

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

Springfield Baptist Church in Hogansville celebrates its 140th church anniversary Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Tracy Neal of the Leverette Hill Baptist Church in Warm Springs is guest speaker. Dinner will be served.

Saturday–Nov. 21

Trinity SDA Church, 710 Jenkins St., hosts a Revival 7–8:15 p.m., except Mondays and Thursdays. Visitors may register to win free gifts, gift cards, and turkeys.


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

Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 3 p.m. at Hogansville First Baptist Church.

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.

Churches: Confidence Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Colquitt St. in LaGrange, hosts its church anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Dr. E. L. Jimerson, pastor, and the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Luthersville.

Confidence Missionary Baptist Church begins its Fall Revival at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie T. Edmondson is guest speaker. On Nov. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. Overseer will be Rev. Calvin Daniel.

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 1 p.m. There is no cost for the class. A registration form and supply list can be picked up at the center.

LaGrange Memorial Library hosts a free computer class, “Computer Basics: Mouse and Internet,” 3–5 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

LaGrange Memorial Library hosts a free genealogy class, “Genealogy I,” 5:30–7:30 p.m. for those wanting to learn to use to find ancestors and build their family tree. Request a five-generation chart to fill out to help search during class. 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.

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.



LaGrange Personal Aid, 416 Pierce St., is taking applications for the 2015 Empty Stocking Fund for families who cannot afford to buy toys for their children, up to 10 years old, at Christmas. Applications are open to residents of Troup County excluding Hogansville. Income must be lower than the current federal poverty guidelines and applicants should bring proof of income and ID. Application hours are 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9–11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Pine Mountain First United Methodist Church is participating in Operation Christmas Child, an initiative to provide children in third-world countries with items like toys, school supplies, nonliquid hygiene items, clothing and accessories, and crafts. Boxes are available at the church. Boxes will be Blessed on Nov. 8. 706-663-2538


LaGrange Art Museum presents the exhibition Mirror Mirror through Jan. 16. in partnership with Hills & Dales for a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Callaway family home. Featuring portraiture mirroring portraiture, the exhibit takes a look at portraiture across centuries and cultures, and will include some Troup County residents. LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, 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

809 Gallery of Art, 809 Hill St. in LaGrange, hosts an International Exhibition, a show featuring works in a variety of media by artists from around the world, starting Saturday and running through Nov. 21. An opening reception is Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. with musical guest Angela Hutchins. The gallery is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, and Monday by appointment. 706-845-8500,

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.