LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — July 27, 2016

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 2016


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.

Ethel W. Kight Elementary School hosts a back to school bash at the school playground from 2–4 p.m. There will be a kids clothing swap where attendees can bring gently used clothes and peruse other pre-owned clothes; Hawaiian shaved ice for sale. Attendees are advised to bring a chair. 706-812-7943

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

New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Career coaches from the Department of Labor Career Center, Troup County Works, LaGrange College and West Georgia Technical College will be available.

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: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Troup County Center for Strategic Planning meets at noon at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce upstairs in the Lafayette Room.

Elm City Lodge #544 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall on Wilburn Avenue with supper at 6:30 p.m. All master Masons welcome.

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

Churches: Thankful Baptist Church, 1195 Cannonville Road, hosts revival services Thursday to Friday at 7 p.m. nightly.


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: 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: Market on Main is 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Carmike Cinemas LaGrange 10 parking lot at Main and East Depot streets featuring local produce, food and crafts.

Jefferson Street Market featuring local wares and produce is 9:30 a.m. to noon at 625 Jefferson St.

All former and present Montessori students and families are invited to a Back to School kickoff at the LaGrange College Natatorium to mark the beginning of the 40th year of First Presbyterian Montessori and fifth anniversary of Hillside Montessori schools in LaGrange. Picnic dinner served. Cost is $10 per person; free for children 2 and younger. Facebook page “Montessori: Montessori Alumni of LaGrange” or

Leete Hill United Methodist Church hosts the Family and Community Reconciliation Ball at Del’Avant, 141 Main St. in LaGrange, 5–10 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult, $8 for 12 and younger. Dress semi-formal. For tickets, contact Necola Mann, 706-616-7685, or Karen Kelley, 706-668-7334.

Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Churches: Friendship Baptist Church at 585 Gabbettville Road is organizing a cemetery cleaning 7 a.m. to noon. Anyone with a family plot is asked to help with the project.

Trinity SDA Church, 710 Jenkins St., hosts a community awareness program at 5 p.m., where city and county officials will discuss issues affecting the community. There will also be door prizes and refreshments.



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.