LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Nov. 7–8, 2015

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 8, 2015


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.

The Friends of the Memorial Library host a Mega Book Sale 10 a.m.–5 p.m. This will include a Brown Bag Sale and opportunity to buy holiday books.

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.

Ebenezer Baptist Church in Pine Mountain hosts the 12th Pastoral Celebration and Appreciation Day for pastor Gregory and first lady Debra Turks at 11 a.m. with associate pastor Deborah Martin and 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker and church the Rev. Charles Martin and Valley Grove Baptist Church.

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.


Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register.

The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681

Western line dance lessons are 1 p.m. at The Active Life on Ragland Street. Cost is $5. Betty Cook, 706-882-1955

The Interfaith Food Closet at 416 Pierce St. in LaGrange is open from 1 to 2:45 p.m. to help people in need of food. 706-882-9291

Meetings: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center at 1220 Parkway.

Troup County Republican Women group meets at 11:30 a.m. at Highland Country Club. Speaker will be Theresa Garcia Robertson, former aide to Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Her topic will be “Women in Leadership.” Lunch is $12. Call Judy Heine at 706-884-3039 to register.

Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Salvation Army Home League meets at noon at 806 Murphy Ave.

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

The LaGrange Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets at 4 p.m. at 201 Chatham St.

LaGrange City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the council chamber at 208 Ridley Ave.

The LaGrange Shufflers meet at the Active Life center at 140 Ragland St. for regular square, round and line dances from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Cost to dance is $6. 706-812-4974


Events: The Troup County Board of Realtors hosts a Veterans Day breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce on Bull Street. The event is open to all local veterans.

Story time for pre-schoolers at is 10:30 a.m. at Hogansville Public Library, 600 E. Main St. 706-637-6230

Preschool story time at LaGrange Memorial Library is at 10:30 a.m. and includes stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft time. 706-882-7784

The West Georgia Veterans Council hosts its annual ceremony recognizing Veterans Day at the Troup County Veterans Memorial, next to the Juvenile Court on Ridley Avenue, at 11 am.

The LaGrange Elks Lodge hosts a free lunch for all veterans, Military personnel and their families at the Elks Lodge, 905 S. Davis Road, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

West Point Elementary Character Chorus and fourth and fifth grade Discovery students host a Veteran’s Day celebration 1 p.m. at the school. It is open to all veterans in the community, and local firefighters, police officers and city council members have been invited.

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

A bereavement support group meets 11 a.m. at Hospice LaGrange.

Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.


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

Line dance lessons are 1–2 p.m. at The Active Life at The Active Life center on Ragland Street.

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 7–8 p.m. at The Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-881-2734

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.

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

The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee meets at 10 a.m. at the chamber, 111 Bull St.

The executive board of the LaGrange Woman’s Club meets at noon at Bellevue with a social at 11 a.m.

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

Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 6 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, 506 Hill St. in LaGrange. Sessions through Nov. 19 focus on grief through the holidays. Attendees should RSVP to 706-884-5626. Refreshments served.

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 Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange hosts a couple’s beginner polka lesson and dance at LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. The beginner polka lesson is 7 and dance is 8–10:15 p.m. Visitor couples are welcome at $20 per couple. Attire is casual. For more information on this dance, local lessons or the New Year’s Eve Ball in Columbus, call 706-881-2734.

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 and 6 p.m.



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.