JUNE 10-JULY 12 Adult Softball

Henry County Parks and Recreation has opened registration for Adult Fall Softball 2019. The season begins on Aug. 5. Registration will be accepted in the recreation office at Heritage Park, 99 Lake Dow Road in McDonough, from June 10-July 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register online visit www.hcprd.org.

JUNE 15 Caribbean Festival

The annual McDonough Caribbean Cultural Festival will be held June 15 at Avalon Park, 1045 Industrial Parkway in McDonough. The free event is from 1 to 8 p.m. and will include a dominoes tournament, talent showcase, medical screening, music, food, prizes, games and a kid zone. For more information, visit www. caribbeangeorgia.org.

JUNE 22 Jazz Fest

Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host its Inaugural Summer Sunset Groove Scholarship Jazz Fest on Saturday, June 22, at Anderson Park, located at the intersection of Jonesboro Road and Doris Street, in McDonough at 4 p.m. There will be vendors on site with jazz from Foundation Muzik, Bria Harrison and headliner Phillippia & The Phixx. Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs and coolers to enjoy an evening of music and fun while supporting college scholarships for local high school students. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite: HCAC Summer Sunset Groove. For more information, visit hcacdst.org.

ONGOING AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon Monday through Saturday at 151 Macon St. in McDonough. Call 678-972-9029 or visit aa.atlanta.org to find a meeting near you.

AARP Driver Safety

The AARP Driver Safety Course is an opportunity to give back to your community as a volunteer instructor. You will receive training and resources to encourage course attendees to drive safely and drive well. Log on to aarp.org, scroll down to Information For You, Driver Safety, click on Volunteer and complete an application.

Addiction Recovery

The Faith In Action Recovery Support Group is a faith-based addiction recovery support program that incorporates Biblical principles with the 12-step program. The group meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Mount Olive Community Outreach Center, 470 Mount Olive Road in Stockbridge. Email mobc@bellsouth.org for additional information.

After-School Care

Healing Hearts Ministries will provide after-school tutoring and homework assistance until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for Hickory Flat Elementary and Walnut Creek Elementary students. The cost is $65 per week. Call 404-748-2217 for more information.

Cancer Support

Harbor of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors support group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Education Building, Room A, at Piedmont Henry Hospital. For more information, call Teresa Garmon at 770-602-4510 or email harborofhopesurvivors@ gmail.com.

Breaking Every Chain

Join the Southside Christian Fellowship church, 750 Mount Carmel Road in McDonough, at 6:30 p.m. every third Saturday of the month for Breaking Every Chain of Bondage and Addiction, a journey to recovery through music, drama and teaching. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Dewayne Goodwin at 678-520-9115.

ESL

Fairview Public Library, 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge, holds free adult English as a second language classes for beginners at 5 p.m. Thursdays, intermediate speakers at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and advanced speakers at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Homestead Hospice

Homestead Hospice in Jackson is looking for volunteers in Henry County to visit with patients and provide comfort, companionship and emotional support. The hospice provides training and ongoing support to volunteers. For more information, call 770-775-0100.

Families Anonymous

McDonough Group 1951 is hosting monthly meetings. The groups will meet at Wesley Way United Methodist Church, 150 John Wesley Way, at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month. Families Anonymous is a worldwide, 12-step self-help program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one. For more information, call 770-315-6057 or email pbuck123@bellsouth.net.

Food Pantry

Reaping the Harvest Outreach Ministries International, Suite 150, 100 Hendricks Drive in McDonough, is offering a food pantry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday. For donations, contact 1-888-760-8170.

GED Classes

GED classes are held every Monday and Thursday evening at Cochran Public Library, 174 Burke St. in Stockbridge. To sign up, contact Southern Crescent Technical College at 770-914-4422.

Henry County 912

The Henry County 912 regroup will hold its meetings at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the SPLOST room, 108 S. Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough.

Volunteer Host Families NeededVolunteer host families are needed for foreign exchange students. Participants will learn about another culture and make a friend for life in the process. Students attend local high school for one school year. All students are well-screened, bring their own money and have great insurance. They will not drive or drink. For more information, call 770-477-1376.

Library Hours

All five branches of the Henry County Library are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays.

Recycling Program

The city of McDonough Public Works Department is starting a recycling program. Residents can drop off large items for recycling or disposal at 77 Lawrenceville St. from 8:30 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month.

Story Time

Children and families are invited to attend story time every Wednesday at all five Henry County Public Library locations.

Monthly Meeting

Community and business owners are invited to participate in Get Georgia Ready. Monthly meetings are held at 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the Piedmont Henry Education Foundation Building. For more information, contact Regina Lewis-Ward at regina@reginalewisward.com or 770-884-1938.

Toastmasters Club

The Henry County Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Henry Hospital Education Center Building on the first floor. For more about this event and the club, visit toastmastersclubs.org.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 0395 McDonough, meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday in the WBI education building adjacent to the McDonough Church of Christ entrance, 400 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. TOPS is open to everyone seeking to lose weight and live healthily. For more information, call 404-803-1519. To submit a calendar event, email Heather Middleton at hmiddleton@ henryherald.com.

Education reporter Heather Middleton joined the for the Clayton News and Henry Herald in 2002.

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