LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — June 9, 2016

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 9, 2016


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.


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.

J. Emanuel Helping Hands Foundation presents its inaugural Kids and Family Community Fun Day on Lafayette Square from noon to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Face painting, food, games and competitions. Wanda Thomas, 706-402-0443; Melsnease Render, 706-407-3566

Warren Temple United Methodist Church sponsors the LaGrange Area Men Cooking event at 5 p.m. at Ashley’s Diner on Union Street. Tickets are $8. Jef Anderson, 706-882-9552; George Baker, 706-333-1982

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

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.

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: Pastor and Mrs. Jerome Shipman celebrate their 20th year anniversary at New Macedonia Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Minister Michael Winston will be speaker.

Leete Hill UMC, 810 Hamilton Road, hosts its annual pastor’s appreciation program for the Rev. James Woods and first lady Phyllis Woods at 11 a.m. with guest speaker minister Stanley Dunn. At 2:30 p.m., guest speaker is the Rev. Jairo Gay with Louise UMC. Dinner served.

The Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 126 Grady St., observes its annual homecoming services at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Gregory Turk and The Ebenezer Baptist Church of Pine Mountain will be special guests.

Central Baptist Church, 506 Hamilton Road, hosts Men and Women Day at 2:30 with guest the Rev. Fredrick Stanley and Zion Rest Baptist Church of Valley, Ala.

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.