Oct. 19

The Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. invites the community to their 5th Annual Old School Party Scholarship Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at JS Venue Plus — 1355 Mt. Zion Road in Morrow, to raise money for college scholarships for area high school students. This party with a purpose will feature MC Lady Cha Cha & DJ Black Shawd. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door and can be purchased on Eventbrite at HCAC DST Old School Party. For more information, contact oldschooldance@hcacdst.org or visit www.hcacdst.org.

Oct. 21

The Henry County Rotary Club is hosting its 2019 Golf Classic Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Georgia National Golf & Country Club, 1715 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. For more information or to register, visit henrycountyrotary.org.

Oct. 26

Interested in Beekeeping? The Henry County Beekeepers Association will be offering a Short Course on Oct. 26. The cost is $25 for preregistration, and Farm Bureau Members, First Responders, and Military get a $10 discount, $30 at the door, so please preregister. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Office, 117 Racetrack Road in McDonough. Contact Jerry Haygood for registration at 770-461-6686 or jchayg1@attglobal.net.

Oct. 31

Henry County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Trunk or Treat at Nash Farm Park on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will prizes, candy, hayrides and character photo ops. Nash Farm is located at 4361 Jonesboro Road in Hampton.

Nov. 2

The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center is hosting their 2nd Annual Champions for Children SUPERHERO 5K on Nov. 2. For more information or to register, visitscsac.org.

Nov. 9

New Hope United Methodist Church, 1014 New Hope Drive in Hampton, is hosting a Community Craft Fair and Yard Sale Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booths are available for $20. To reserve a booth, call Connie Grant at 770-897-0496 or Edie Coppolino at 404-274-4227.


The Henry County Beekeepers Association invites you to attend its monthly meetings at the Farm Bureau Office at 117 Racetrack Road in McDonough. Our meetings are an excellent way to learn about this fascinating hobby, even if you do not have bees yet. We meet 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 ch@tsg-us.com

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

To submit a calendar event, email Heather Middleton at hmiddleton@henryherald.com.

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