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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Feb. 13-14, 2016

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Saturday

Events: God’s Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open 9 a.m.–noon.

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

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

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family hosts support groups for those with a mental illness and for their family and friends at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad St. in LaGrange, led by trained facilitators. 706-594-4714

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

Sunday

Events: LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts Taste of Storytelling at 2 p.m. Barry Stewart Mann and local story tellers will speak. Sponsored by LSPA Azalea Storytelling Festival and Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library. www.thrl.org

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: The Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 515 Hillcrest Road in Hogansville, hosts Family and Friends Day at 2 p.m.

Welcome Baptist Church in the Redline Community hosts a Black History program at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Kenneth Bailey of White Plains Baptist Church in Senoia.

McGhee Chapel AME Church on Hammett Road observes Black History Month at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Viola Parker is guest speaker.

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.

Monday

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: The West Georgia Health Board of Trustees meets 5:15 p.m. in the Board Room of West Georgia Medical Center.

The Troup County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center at 100 N. Davis Road.

The Troup County Democratic Party committee meets 6 p.m. at the Williams J. Griggs Center, 716 Glenn Robertson Drive in LaGrange.

Troup County Association of Beekeepers meets 7 p.m. at the Ag Building on Hamilton Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in beekeeping. UGA Cooperative Extension, 706-883-1675 or Terry, 706-882-2493

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

Michael Bishop, science fiction author and poet, will be the guest of the Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library’s Author Talk, 6:30 p.m. at the library, 115 Alford St.

Meetings: The Troup County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in the first-floor commission meeting room in the Government Center at 100 Ridley Ave.

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.

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.

LaGrange Sierra Club hosts a Georgia legislative update presentation at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 207 N. Greenwood St. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Ellen Parkhurst, ellen_parkhurst@yahoo.com

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.

The Round Table meets 4 p.m. at LaGrange Memorial Library with Julia Dyar as hostess. Mary Ellen Hill will review “Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro. Julia Dyar, 706-884-3563

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

Thursday

Events: LaGrange Art Museum hosts Toddler Thursday for 3 to 5 year olds and an accompanying adult. Each class will introduce toddlers to art and the Museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery activities and an art activity. Cost is $10 per child for members, or $12 for non-members. art@lagrangeartmuseum.org, www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

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

Hillside Montessori hosts an open house 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the school, 525 Park Ave., where parents can explore classrooms and learn more about the curriculum. 404-661-5199

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.

The Troup County Board of Elections and Registration meets at 10 a.m. in the conference room of planning and zoning, suite 1300, at the Troup County Government Center, 100 Ridley Ave.

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

A free memory support group for caregivers of those people suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease meets at 5 p.m. at Vernon Woods Retirement Community. 706-812-2899

The Troup County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center at 100 N. Davis Road.

The Troup County Sportsman’s Club meets at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse on Roanoke Road.

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

LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St., hosts Little Ones Art Class at 3:30 p.m. Some moms will help younger children — grades pre-K to first — create simple art projects to take home. The class is limited to 20 participants. Sign up at the library. www.thrl.org

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

Ongoing

Exhibits

Legacy Museum on Main, 136 Main St. in LaGrange, hosts the exhibit Lifting More Voices: Early Troup County Black History through Sept. 16. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and usually the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To check Saturday openings or schedule a group visit, call 706-884-1828.

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.