Events: The Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange hosts a couple’s beginner polka lesson and dance at LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. The beginner polka lesson is 7 and dance is 8–10:15 p.m. Visitor couples are welcome at $20 per couple. Attire is casual. For more information on this dance, local lessons or the New Year’s Eve Ball in Columbus, call 706-881-2734.
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: Jefferson Street Market featuring local wares and produce is 9:30 a.m. to noon at 625 Jefferson St.
God’s Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open 9 a.m.–noon.
Meetings: 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
Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Churches: 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.
Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 3 p.m. at Hogansville First Baptist Church.
Churches: Canaan Baptist Church, 5930 Mooty Bridge Road in LaGrange, hosts Pastor’s Appreciation Day for the Rev. Allen and JoAnn Simpson with services at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joannie Baskerville and 2 p.m. with the Rev. Reuben Simpson.
Ward Chapel CME Church, 140 North St. in LaGrange, hosts its annual Family and Friends Day program at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Sequita Freeman of Immauel Ministries.
Callaway Baptist Church hosts discipleship training, youth and children’s classes at 5 p.m.
Uplifting Your Faith Ministries, 104 Youngs Mill Road, hosts spiritual counseling/healing at 5 p.m. with Bishop R.L. Darden.
Turnaround Christian Center, 3028 West Point Road, hosts A Night of Music and Ministry with The Shepherds from Sandersville at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken
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.