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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Dec. 2, 2015

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Thursday

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: Toastmasters International meets 8 a.m. at Wingate by Wyndham on Wingate Terrace, off Greenville Road, in LaGrange.

West Point City Council meets for a work session at 8:15 a.m.

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.

Older Americans Sharing in Service, the senior adult group of Rosemont Baptist Church, meets at noon in the church fellowship hall.

Crime Stoppers meets at 6 p.m. in the LaGrange Police Department training room.

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.

Community Action For Improvement meets at 6:30 p.m. in the CAFI central office.

LaGrange Newcomers and Beyond meets at First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street at 6:30 p.m. We have a program, refreshments and a short business meeting. Nov. 5: This month’s speaker is Jessica David of Harmony House.

The Sons of LaGrange Lodge No. 537, a Prince Hall affiliate, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Brown and Watson streets.

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

Friday

Events: Hills & Dales Estate hosts a Christmas Boxwood Wreath Workshop with horticulturist Charlotte Baker helping attendees create fresh boxwood and holly berry wreaths 10 a.m.–noon. $40 per person. Call 706-882-3242 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

Hills & Dales Estate hosts a Christmas Mixed Greens Wreath Workshop 2–4 p.m. with Helen Phillips. $40 per person. Call 706-882-3242 to register.

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

Churches: The Ministry Training Institute hosts a Worship Service at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1111 E. 10th St. in West Point, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Clinton McFarland will be the speaker.

Saturday

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

Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain hosts “Fresh Greenery Christmas Workshop” 10 a.m.–noon in Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center. Participants will choose to make a wreath, centerpiece or door hanging and embellish with their chosen materials. Fee is $45 per wreath or centerpiece for each guest; $40.50 for annual passholders.

Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library hosts the First Saturday Book Sale 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Book Shop at the library on Alford Street.

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 sicklecellsg@yahoo.com

Peace by Piece Quilt Group meets at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on the Square. Jane Taylor, 706-884-6323

Churches: 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

Ongoing

Exhibits

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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 mstrother@lagrangenews.com, fax it to 706-243-6354 or drop it by our office at 105 Ashton St. Deadline for submissions is noon two business days 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.