Monday, May 8th

Community Calendar

• Now – May 8th: Public Notice! Main Street from East Depot Street to Frank Tigner Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, April 24, 2017 for approximately two (2) weeks. A detour route will be available and posted with signage to help avoid the work zone area. Questions concerning this work may be directed to David E. Brown, Director of Public Services at 883-2010 or Chris Prather, Street Manager at 883-2100.

• Now – May 15th: CASA of Troup County, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is in need of community volunteers. Volunteers will be screened and trained to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in dependency proceedings while they are in foster care. Training classes will be May 15, 17, 22, 25, and 30 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. The trainings will be held at the CASA office at 118 Ridley Avenue. Please contact Katrina Self, Executive Director, at 706-298-3629 or kself@troupco.org for more information. You may also visit their website at www.casatroupheard.org and like them on facebook, www.facebook.com/casatroupcounty.

• May 6th from 10:00 – 2:00: First Saturday Book Sale! The Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library will be selling used books. Stop by and find a deal! LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 6th: On Saturday, May 6th, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office will hold our 8th annual car show benefitting benefiting the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home “Pineland”. The event will take place at Pyne Road Park located at 4481 Roanoke Rd. and will begin at 9 a.m. lasting until 2 p.m. Over the years several thousand dollars have been raised and donated to Pineland. The entry fee for any car, truck, or motorcycle is twenty dollars the day of, or you can pre-register for fifteen dollars. There is no cost to attend the event, which in the past has included over 100 entry’s, along with great food and venders a 50/50 raffle and an auction. Anyone that needs more information about the car show can contact Charles Nixon at 706-883-1616.

• May 8th at 3:00 PM: Genealogy I! Learn to use Ancestry.com to find your ancestors and build your family tree. Request a five-generation chart when you register and fill out as much as you can to help you search during class. Registration is required, pick up a brochure at the library or call 706-882-7784 x 20 to register. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 8th at 6:00 PM: Intro to iPad! Bring your own iPad and learn the basics. Registration is required, pick up a brochure at the library or call 706-882-7784 x 20 to register.LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 10th: You’re invited! Diverse Power Annual Meeting of Members on May 10, 2017 at Diverse Power headquarters, 1400 South Davis Road, LaGrange, Diverse Power Pataula District office, 373 U.S. Highway 82 East, Cuthbert. Registration: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All registered members receive a registration gift and the opportunity to win a $200 credit to your power bill. Lunch: 11 a.m. A free hotdog and hamburger lunch begins. Entertainment: 11:45 a.m. Nashville-based country-gospel duo Randy and Sherri Miller will perform. Program: 1:15 p.m. Presentation of colors, introduction by Diverse Power President/CEO Wayne Livingston, and the official business session will be followed by door prizes and presentation of grand prizes.

• May 10th: The LaGrange Woman’s Club will be hosting a Bridge/Mahjongg fundraiser on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Tickets are $25. All proceeds benefit the maintenance of Bellevue.

• May 10th at 10:30 AM: Story Time! Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 10th at 10:30 AM: Discover! Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For Children 5 and under. Hogansville Public Library 310 Johnson St., Hogansville, GA, 30230.

• May 10th at 11:30 AM: Crafty Lunch Crew! Bring your own sewing project or join in helping us make something. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 11th at 6:00 PM: Jazz Club! Learn about the Giants of Jazz, where the music got its roots, how it influences our culture & how the art of jazz lives on today! LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 12th at 10:30 AM: Presentation of Sleeping Mats to Homeless Coalition. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 12th at 2:00 PM: Bookshop Open! The Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library will be selling used books. Stop by and find a deal! LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 12th at 2:30 PM: Computer Basics: Windows 10! Learn how to navigate the cmoputer and the basics of Windows 10. Registration is required.Hogansville Public Library 310 Johnson St., Hogansville, GA, 30230.

• May 15th: The WellStar West Georgia Medical Center Board of Trustees meets routinely on the third Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center Board Room.

• May 15th at 1:00 PM: Monday Movie Matinee! Joy (PG-13). Hogansville Public Library 310 Johnson St., Hogansville, GA, 30230.

• May 15th at 3:00 PM: Genealogy II! Get to know your ancestors better! Learn how and where to find the records that tell their story – marriage, birth, death, military, and others. Prerequisite: Genealogy I. Registration is required, pick up a brochure at the library or call 706-882-7784 x 20 to register. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 15th at 6:00 PM: Intro to Excel! Learn Excel’s basic operations and tools; develop and format a simple worksheet. This is a two part class. Registration is required, pick up a brochure at the library or call 706-882-7784 x 20 to register. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 17th at 10:30 AM: Story Time! Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 17th at 10:30 AM: Discover! Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For Children 5 and under. Hogansville Public Library 310 Johnson St., Hogansville, GA, 30230.

• May 19th from 2:00 -5:00 PM: Bookshop Open! The Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library will be selling used books. Stop by and find a deal! LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 19th at 3:00 PM: Tech Explorers! SPRK takes a swim. We will play with Sphero SPRK+ and program it to race in water! Ages 9-12. Registration required. Hogansville Public Library 310 Johnson St., Hogansville, GA, 30230.

• May 20th at 10:30 AM: Last Saturday Crafts! All ages welcome. Bring your crafts and work and socialize with other crafters. Hogansville Public Library 310 Johnson St., Hogansville, GA, 30230.

• May 22nd at 6:00 PM: Book Chat! Join us to discuss a book you’ve recently read. LaGrange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240.

• May 23rd: The LaGrange Police Department will be hosting a public training event on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6 – 8 pm at the LaGrange Police Department Training Center at 376 Aerotron Parkway. The topic will be Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (C.R.A.S.E. Training). This training will help you prepare, if you find yourself involved in any type of active threat event where you or another person’s life is in danger. In today’s world, this is very important information to have and is offered free of charge. Reservations are required so please RSVP at email jdavison@lagrangega.org.