Feb. 17 Voting machine demo
The Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., in partnership with the Mount Olive Baptist Church and the Henry-Clayton section of NCNW, will host a new voting machine demo presentation on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 469 Mt. Olive Road in Stockbridge. The presentation will be facilitated by the Henry County Board of Elections. For more information, visit www.hcacdst.org.
Through Feb. 23 Track and field registration
Henry County Parks and Recreation is opening registration for the 2020 Track & Field season from Feb. 1-23 at www.hcprd.org. The program is for boys and girls ages 7-14. Registration fee is $85 per child and $75 for each additional child. Practices will be held at the old Henry County High School track in McDonough. Meets will be held on Saturdays in different counties throughout the state. The season will run from the March to May.
March 7 Southside Women in Business Expo
Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., in collaboration with District 2 Henry County Commissioner Dee Clemmons, will host the 3rd Annual Southside Women in Business Expo on March 7 from 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. at McDonough Middle School, 175 Postmaster Drive in McDonough. Clemmons will moderate a panel discussion on “Creating Generational Wealth with Business Ownership” and breakout sessions will include: A Business Blueprint, Branding, Next Steps, Census Data for Business and Youth Entrepreneurship. Register today on Eventbrite! For more info visit www.hcacdst.org or check out Henry County Deltas Facebook Page.
Through March 13 Plant sale
The Henry County Extension Office is accepting orders for its small plant sale until March 13. The office is opening Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. All plants are in one gallon containers and are $10 each. For more information, call Frank Hancock or Kendle Duncan at 770-288-8421.
Ongoing Al-Anon/Alateen meetings
Al-Anon/Alateen meeting are held weekly in Henry County. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at the Piedmont Henry Hospital Education Building in Stockbridge and an noon on Mondays at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1748 Brannan Road in McDonough.
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.
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.For more information, email email@example.com.
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.
The Henry County Beekeepers Association invites you to attend its monthly meetings at the Farm Bureau Office at 117 Racetrack Road in McDonough. The meetings are an excellent way to learn about this fascinating hobby, even if you do not have bees yet. Meetings are held at the Farm Bureau office at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday evening each month, except for May and December. Mentoring sessions start at 6 p.m. Contact Christine Hurst for more info at 770-241-7216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Host Families Needed
Volunteer 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.
All five branches of the Henry County Library are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays.
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.
Children and families are invited to attend story time every Wednesday at all five Henry County Public Library locations.
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 email@example.com or 770-884-1938.
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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 0395 McDonough, meets at 10 a.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 770-914-1313.