LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — June 10, 2016

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 10, 2016

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. 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 Sunday 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. 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 Experimental Aircraft Organization meets at 6:30 a.m. at LaGrange-Callaway Airport. Downtown LaGrange Development Authority Business and Economic Development meets at 2 p.m. at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. The Troup County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center at 100 N. Davis Road. West Point City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The Troup County Brain Injury Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Clearview Chapel fellowship hall at 2101 S. Davis Road. Susan Blackburn, 706-302-1887 West Georgia Flyers Club meets at 6:30 p.m. All cyclists may attend. Vicki Shaddix, The Troup County branch of the NAACP holds a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the William Griggs Recreational Center. The Amputee Support Group of West Georgia and East Alabama meets 7 p.m. at the Women’s Health Center, 1802 Vernon Road, suite 200. Churches: Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Road, hosts free vacation Bible school 5:45–9 p.m. Monday to Friday for children in grades K4 to graduating sixth graders. Dinner served each night. Giant water slide, slip and slide, arts and crafts, and music. 706-882-6367 Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, hosts vacation Bible school at 6:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday in the Life Center. The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hinton will be the guest facilitator for the adult class. 706-628-5027 True Word Praise and Worship Center, 10 Wares Cross Road suite 90, hosts vacation Bible school 2016, theme: “What Does Your Garden Grow: Fruit of the Spirit,” Monday–Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Warren Temple United Methodist Church, 614 E. Depot St., hosts prayer service at 7 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.


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.