LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — June 1, 2016

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Today Arbor Grove Baptist Church, 200 Brown St., hosts vacation Bible school today through Friday at 6 p.m. Ages 4 and up welcome. 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. Community Action For Improvement meets at 6:30 p.m. in the CAFI central office. LaGrange Newcomers and Beyond, a women’s social club, meets at First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street at 6:30 p.m. There is a program, refreshments and a short business meeting. 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: A Safety Savvy Senior Expo is 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the Callaway Conference Center at the West Georgia Technical College campus on Fort Drive. Featuring an auto show, stories by Carol Cain, tai chi with Valerie Duke, entertainment by Van Barnett, free medical screenings, photos and ice cream. Free lunch is available, but requires reservations, 706-883-1681. The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681 The Summer Sounds Concerts series features Brittany Avery and GP38, country western music, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Point River Park on 1st Avenue, next to City Hall. Downtown Development Authority hosts a concert and screening of Disney’s “Aladdin” at Sweetland Amphitheatre starting at 7 p.m. Prior to the screening, the Lafayette Theatre Academy and Young Singers of West Georgia selected cast members will promote the upcoming production of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” and Lafayette Theatre Company cast members will promote their production of “Grease.” Meetings: The Troup County Commission meets for a work session at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners’ conference room on the third floor of the Government Center. Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday Events: Jefferson Street Market featuring local wares and produce is 9:30 a.m. to noon at 625 Jefferson St. 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. Hogansville Active Life center, 407 Church St., hosts a dance with Jimmy Smith and the New River Band starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Open to all adults. 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-Chambers County Library at 3419 20th Ave. in Valley, Ala. Renata Buckner, 706-518-6035 or 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 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.


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, 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.