Events: 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 American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in LaGrange.
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: The Troup County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in the first-floor commission meeting room in the Government Center at 100 Ridley Ave.
Salvation Army Home League meets at noon at 806 Murphy Ave.
Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Troup High School Band Boosters meet at 6 p.m. in the band room.
Hogansville’s Community Watch committee meets at 6 p.m. at the city police department at 117 Lincoln St.
A local support group for multiple sclerosis hosts its first meeting at Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic, 111 Medical Drive, at 7 p.m. The initial meeting is set to allow attendees to get to know each other and determine the focus of future meetings.
Xi Epsilon Gamma meets at 7 p.m. at a member’s house.
The Union Lodge No. 28 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall on Hogansville Road.
The Five Star Social Club meets from 8 to 9 p.m. at a member’s house.
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
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: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
A bereavement support group meets 11 a.m. at Hospice LaGrange.
Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.
Williams Grove Church of Deliverance Inc., 894 Salem Chipley Road in Pine Mountain, hosts “Sowing and Reaping Teaching: How to Heal Financial Problems” at 7 p.m.
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 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
Meetings: Toastmasters International meets 8 a.m. at Wingate by Wyndham on Wingate Terrace, off Greenville Road, in LaGrange.
West Point City Council meets for a work session at 8:15 a.m.
The Kiwanis Club of LaGrange meets at noon at Highland Country Club.
Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Older Americans Sharing in Service, the senior adult group of Rosemont Baptist Church, meets at noon in the church fellowship hall.
Crime Stoppers meets at 6 p.m. in the LaGrange Police Department training room.
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. Sessions through Nov. 19 focus on grief through the holidays. Attendees should RSVP to 706-884-5626. Refreshments served.
Community Action For Improvement meets at 6:30 p.m. in the CAFI central office.
LaGrange Newcomers and Beyond meets at First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street at 6:30 p.m. We have a program, refreshments and a short business meeting. Nov. 5: This month’s speaker is Jessica David of Harmony House.
The Sons of LaGrange Lodge No. 537, a Prince Hall affiliate, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Brown and Watson streets.
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
LaGrange Personal Aid, 416 Pierce St., is taking applications for the 2015 Empty Stocking Fund for families who cannot afford to buy toys for their children, up to 10 years old, at Christmas. Applications are open to residents of Troup County excluding Hogansville. Income must be lower than the current federal poverty guidelines and applicants should bring proof of income and ID. Application hours are 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9–11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Pine Mountain First United Methodist Church is participating in Operation Christmas Child, an initiative to provide children in third-world countries with items like toys, school supplies, nonliquid hygiene items, clothing and accessories, and crafts. Boxes are available at the church. Boxes will be Blessed on Nov. 8. 706-663-2538
LaGrange Art Museum presents the exhibition Mirror Mirror through Jan. 16. in partnership with Hills & Dales for a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Callaway family home. Featuring portraiture mirroring portraiture, the exhibit takes a look at portraiture across centuries and cultures, and will include some Troup County residents. LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 706-882-3267
809 Gallery of Art, 809 Hill St. in LaGrange, hosts an International Exhibition, a show featuring works in a variety of media by artists from around the world, starting Saturday and running through Nov. 21. An opening reception is Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. with musical guest Angela Hutchins. The gallery is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, and Monday by appointment. 706-845-8500, http://809gallery.webs.com/
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 [email protected], fax it to 706-243-6354 or drop it by our office at 105 Ashton St. Deadline for submissions is noon on the business day 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.