Story Hour featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for preschoolers and their escorts is at 10:30 a.m. at Hawkes Library in West Point.
LaGrange College hosts the panel “Why Give? A Panel Discussion with a Christian, Muslim and Jew,” at 11:15 a.m. in the Dickson Assembly Room of Turner Hall. Iman Sulaimaan Hamed from the Atlanta Masjid Mosque, Rabbi Eric Linder from the Congregational Children of Israel Synagogue, and the Rev. Jessica Terrell from the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church will compare and contrast the traditions of Zakat, Tzedakah and charitable giving. Open to the public.
Tai Chi for Health for beginners is noon at the Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call Holly at 706-883-1681 to register.
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
West Georgia Society for Human Resources Management hosts Doing the Right Thing In 2013, a conference on OSHA and employment litigation avoidance 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Del’avant Event Center.
A new Beginner Couples Ballroom Dance class for ages 16 and up begins at the Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Beginner two step is 6:30 p.m. and beginner rumba is 7:30 p.m. Cost is $80 per couple for eight weeks. 706-884-5857
Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857
The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681
A senior dance is at 7 p.m. at the old Franklin Elementary School gym with a live band. Admission is $4.
Lafayette Society for Performing Arts presents the Lafayette Ballet Company in “The Little Mermaid” March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., and March 17 at 2 p.m. at the Troup High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Reserved tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and general admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students. For more information and reserved tickets, call the LSPA at 706-882-9909.
LaGrange Kiwanis Club hosts its annual pancake breakfast at First Baptist Church on the square from 7 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any Kiwanian or at the door. Stephen King, 706-883-1111
The Chattahoochee Humane Society hosts the “Strut 4 Strays” dog walk, art competition and dog show at the Sportsplex in Valley, Ala. Registration for all events begins at 8 a.m. The walk is $25 to enter and begins at 9 a.m. Participants get a T-shirt, doggie bag and pet photo. Following the walk is an awards ceremony for the student art, T-shirt art and pet photo contests. Art will be on display starting at 9 a.m. The dog show begins at 10 a.m. and is $5 per pet per category entered. There will be a frisbee dog demonstration, children’s activity area and live entertainment by Point University’ folk band with skits.
The 20-year anniversary celebration of the I Train in LaGrange sports program that brought hundreds of athletes to LaGrange to train for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics is at 10 a.m. at Whitesville Road Track on Fort Drive next to the soccer fields.
LaGrange Art Museum holds Family Super Saturday with free tours at the museum and art activities at the Center for Creative Learning from 1 to 4 p.m.
Stay Strong Raven, a praise, love and worship service for Raven Varner, who was diagnosed with a rare stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer, is 5 p.m. at Underground Studio, 1605 Vernon Road Suite 2500 on the lower level. Cynthia Kelley, 706-333-4926 or Jennifer Grier, 706-333-8728
A benefit car, truck and bike show, and swap meet and flea market to benefit the American Cancer Society is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all vehicles. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 per entry.
The DHA Community Center in Pine Mountain hosts Remembering Elvis Presley at 7 p.m. featuring Rick Lipp, a longtime member of Elvis Presley’s entertainment team. Lipp will play and sing Presley’s most popular songs, a video of Presley’s most memorable concert will be shown and some of Presley’s memorabilia will be on display. Lipp also will speak of his experiences while performing with Presley. A $10 donation is requested. Seating is limited. Call 706-663-4447 for reservations.
New River Band performs country music at 7 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. Admission is $5.
The LaGrange Woman’s Club meets at Bellevue at 204 Ben Hill St. Social hour is at 11 a.m., and the meeting is at noon. The guest speaker this month will be Keith Schuermann, director of LaGrange Memorial Library.
The LaGrange Area Safety Association meets at 11:30 a.m. at Ryan’s Steak House at 1509 Lafayette Parkway.
The Kiwanis Club of LaGrange meets at noon at Highland Country Club.
Rehearsals for the LaGrange Civic Chorale are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Troup High School chorus room. firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-882-2734
Troup County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. at the Troup County Agriculture Building on Vulcan Materials Road.
LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 7 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.
LaGrange chapter No. 474 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Lodge Hall on Watson and Brown streets.
The Lunch Bunch Alateen Family Group meets at noon at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.
Friendship Baptist Church hosts its spring revival at 7 p.m. with guest the Rev. Eddie Story Jr. and Faith Worship Ministries.
Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 6 p.m. at Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Road. 706-882-6327.
Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds community prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. Pastor Walter Gordon, 706-812-0760
Hogansville Church of Christ, 4885 Mountville Road, holds a study on the book of Revelation at 7 p.m. with speaker J. Robert Brooks. 706-637-6476
Eagle’s Nest Cathedral, 1306 E. 10th St. in West Point, hosts Bible study at 7 p.m.
St. Paul CME Church, 250 Lower Glass Bridge Road, hosts Bible study at 7 p.m.
Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.
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
Immanuel Ministries and Worship Center at 75 Patillo Road holds Bible study at 6:30 p.m.
True Life Christian Ministries, 500 S. Lee St., hosts Bible study at 7:30 p.m. for adults and youth.
Hope Entertainment and Jackquline Cartwright present pastor William H. Murphy at the Bethlehem Baptist Church auditorium, 1109 E. 10th St. in West Point. Service starts at 6 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. Other musical guests are Together As One from Montgomery, The Hinds Sisters of Opelika, Ala., Telly Fannings of Columbus, Royal Worshippers of Columbus, O.H. Ministries of Lanett, Ala., and Spread the Word of Valley, Ala. All proceeds will help Hope Enterprises fund its summer feeding programs in Troup and Harris counties, and Chambers, Barbour, Randolph and Lee counties in Alabama.
True Life Christian Ministries, 500 S. Lee St., hosts youth night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sylvia Cameron, 706-402-6670
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
Landmark Baptist Church, 7925 Hamilton Road in Pine Mountain, hosts a special service at 10 a.m. to honor pastor Dr. W. Dewey Owen’s 50th year of ministry. Owen’s grandson, ministers Cason Owen and Jared Bullington, will preach during the extended morning services, followed by a lunch then special services with Kevin Shelton, director of Our Master’s Camp near Dayton, Tenn., presents a ministry.
Confidence Missionary Baptist Church celebrates Family and Friends Day at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Turner and New Rock Springs Baptist Church as guests.
Sardis Baptist Church, 1308 Union St., celebrates the eighth anniversary of pastor Walter Dowell Jr. and first lady Veronica Dowell at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Boby L. Robertson, and the 2:30 p.m. guest speaker is the Rev. Alfonzia Simpson Jr. and Mountain Spring Missionary Baptist Church.
Canaan Baptist Church observes its choir anniversary at 2:30 p.m. All churches, choirs and soloist are welcome to attend. The Rev. Adrian Smith and Thankful Baptist Church are guests.
Solomon Grove Missionary Baptist Church’s usher board observes its 76th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Minister Sharon Wilkes, associate pastor of Rocky Mount Bethel Baptist Church of Luthersville is guest speaker.
Callaway Baptist Church hosts discipleship training, youth and children’s classes at 5 p.m.
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