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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Dec. 3, 2015



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.


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

Eastside Baptist Church, 1016 Mason St. in LaGrange, hosts the 21st anniversary of its choir at 6 p.m. All groups, choirs, praise teams and dancers, speakers, ministers, pastors and musicians are invited.


Events: LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar, Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff and District Attorney Pete Skandalakis will be on a panel addressing the topic of “What Christians can do about crime in Troup County” at 9:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Enter through rear door on North Lewis. All are welcome. 706-302-8961

The annual Angel of Hope memorial service is 7 p.m. at the memorial site on the grounds of West Georgia Medical Center, adjacent to the hospice parking lot. The candlelight memorial is for family, friends and loved ones who have experienced the loss of a child.

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.

Churches: 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.



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


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.