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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Jan. 23-24, 2016

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Saturday

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

The Humane Society of Harris County hosts a fundraiser Casino Night 7–10 p.m. at the lodge and spa at Callaway Gardens. Cost is $40 per person or $75 for two. To purchase tickets, go to Humanesocietyofharriscounty.org or contact Lorraine Berry at 404-863-1068 or Lberry22@rocketmail.com.

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

Solomon Grove Missionary Baptist Church will present an appreciation with gospel singing for Lillian Truitt Floyd at 4 p.m.

Sunday

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

Alpha Multipurpose Inc. presents the “Save Our Children” workshop 2:30 p.m. at McGhee Chapel AME Church, 1185 Hammett Road in LaGrange.

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

Churches: Thankful Baptist Church, 1195 Cannonville Road in LaGrange, celebrates Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m.

Callaway Baptist Church hosts discipleship training, youth and children’s classes at 5 p.m.

Monday

Events: The Living Healthy with Diabetes six-week workshop kicks off at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Classes are 1–3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for the entire workshop. Space is limited. RSVP to Molly Jones at 706-883-1681.

LaGrange College kicks off its 2016 3D Journeys series with “The Cuban Literary Soul: Dreams, Memory and Rediscovery,” featuring Dr. Amanda Plumlee, professor of Latin American studies and modern languages. Beginning at 10 a.m., all 3D Journey lectures will be in the Dickson Assembly Room of Turner Hall. Attendees should park in the lots adjacent to the pedestrian bridge on Vernon Road, and a shuttle will take them to the door. A Dutch-treat lunch will be available in the Pitts Dining Hall following each session.

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.

Uplifting Your Faith Ministries, 104 Youngs Mill Road, hosts spiritual counseling/healing at 5 p.m. with Bishop R.L. Darden.

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

Tuesday

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: 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.

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

American Legion Post 75 meets at 6 p.m. at The Active Life center on Ragland Street.

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. Attendees should RSVP to 706-884-5626. Refreshments served.

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

Wednesday

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

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

New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Career coaches from the Department of Labor Career Center, Troup County Works, LaGrange College and West Georgia Technical College will be available.

LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton hosts a town hall meeting seeking input from residents at 6 p.m. at Confidence Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Colquitt St.

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

Troup County Center for Strategic Planning meets at noon at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce upstairs in the Lafayette Room.

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.

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

Friday–Sunday

Events: Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain hosts the 30th Southern Gardening Symposium, a premiere gardening event featuring optional pre-conference workshops; a gardening marketplace; a silent auction; and speakers including C. Colston Burrell, Dr. Michael Dirr, Vince Dooley, Dr. Larry Mellichamp, June Mays, Mary Beth Shaddix, Dr. Arlie Powell, Carol Reese and Dr. Doug Tallamy. Fee is $259 per person.

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.