LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — June 2, 2016

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2016


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.

*Corrected: Downtown Development Authority hosts a free concert featuring local band Doublewide Revival 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.


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


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: Mount Beulah Baptist Church celebrates its 133rd anniversary at 2 p.m. with guest speaker bishop Donald Lancaster and guest church Living by Faith Worship Center. Dinner served.

Eastside Missionary Baptist Church, 1016 Mason St. in LaGrange, hosts its annual Men’s Day celebration at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Cameron Thomas of Birmingham, Ala. Special musical guest is The Pine Mountain Male Chorus.

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



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.