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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — June 11-12, 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, http://www.westgeorgiaflyers.org/contactus.html

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.

Tuesday

Events: The Troup County Republican Women group meets 11:30 a.m. at Highland Country Club. Speakers will be state senators Josh McKoon and Mike Cran, and House members Randy Nix and John Pezold. Cost for lunch is $12. Call Judy Heine at 706-884-3039 to register.

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

Meetings: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center at 1220 Parkway.

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.

The Downtown LaGrange Development Authority meets at 2 p.m. at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

The LaGrange Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets at 4 p.m. at 201 Chatham St.

LaGrange City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the council chamber at 208 Ridley 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.

TOPS — Take Off Pounds Sensibly — LaGrange Chapter meets at 6 p.m. in the Vernon Woods, 101 Vernon Woods Drive, conference room. First meeting is free. Cost to join is $32 annually. Rhonda Pruitt, 706-773-4762

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

OA, for anyone with an eating disorder, meets at 7:15 p.m. in First Baptist Church on the Square. 706-884-9925

Churches: The Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 126 Grady St., hosts its annual revival Tuesday–Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Anthony Shealey of Mount Zion MBC in Loachapoka, Ala., will be the featured speaker.

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.

OA, for anyone with an eating disorder, meets at 1 p.m. in First Baptist Church on the Square. 706-884-9925

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

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 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

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

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.

TOPS — Take Off Pounds Sensibly — LaGrange Chapter meets at 6 p.m. in the Vernon Woods, 101 Vernon Woods Drive, conference room. First meeting is free. Cost is $32 to join. Rhonda Pruitt, 706-773-4762

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

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.

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