LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Dec. 18, 2015

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 20, 2015


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

Hills & Dales, 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, hosts its ninth annual Children’s Christmas Celebration 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the visitor’s center. Activities include decorating gingerbread houses and crafting Christmas ornaments, and features Santa and Christmas snacks. Free and open to the public.

Safe Haven Friends of Felines will have kittens up for adoption 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company at South Davis Road and Lafayette Parkway.

Santa Claus will be available at Lafayette Square 1–4 p.m., weather pending, for photos and to talk to children., 706-298-4534

The Active Life wellness center, 140 Ragland St., hosts dancing 7–10 p.m. with Jimmy Smith and New River Band. Cost is $5 per person. Adults of all ages welcome.

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

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

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 420 E. Mount Zion Church Road, hosts its annual Christmas program at 5 p.m. 706-882-4083

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Waterford Subdivision off Mooty Bridge Road invites the community to its annual luminary display 6-9 p.m. More than 2,000 luminaries line the streets of Waterford making a spectacular sight.


Churches: True Love Missionary Baptist Church hosts Auxiliary Day at 2:30 p.m. Guest church is Sardis Baptist and pastor Walter Donell Jr.

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.

Meetings: Troup County Board of Health meets at 8 a.m. in the board room of Troup County Health Department, 900 Dallis St., suite A.


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

New Horizon Theatre, 411 W. 8th St. in West Point, presents one night event “Once Upon A December” at 7 p.m. featuring international performer Julia Langley with local singers and musicians. All seats $15., 706-518-6234

Meetings: 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 LaGrange chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets at 3 p.m. at Bellevue at 204 Ben Hill St.

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


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

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

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

Churches: Eastside Baptist Church, 1016 Mason St., hosts a Christmas play at 6 p.m.

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

Note: Some regular events and meetings may be canceled due to the holiday.


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