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Cotton Indian Gem and Mineral Society meeting

 Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Bethel United Methodist Church in Stockbridge. Contact Kim Cochran 770-979-8331.


County Extension Cooking Class

  On Thursday, March 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Henry County Cooperative Extension: Extension in the Kitchen will hold their Cooking for a Life Time Cooking Class. The cost is $2. Must pre-register by March 21. Call 770-288-8421 or come by the office to register. Space is limited. Their office is located at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough.


Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Children

  Salon 1325 in Stockbridge will hold a Cut-A-Thon on Monday, April 8 from 3 until 8 p.m. 10 stylists at the salon will volunteer their time to cut hair for $20 per person to help donate money for The South African Children's Resiliency Project (SACRP). Avalon Church of McDonough helps support a village in South Africa that shelters orphans with AIDS. This event will raise money for that cause. Their goal is to raise $1,000 in 5 hours. Brenda Liston (salon owner) will donate 10% of all retail sales during the event to (SACRP) and will also providing food and beverages during the event. The salon is located at 1325 Rock Quarry Road in Stockbridge.


Hampton Events

  On March 21 at 7 p.m. there will be a Town Hall meeting with Brian Strickland at the Hampton depot. Then on March 23 from 7 until 11 a.m. there will be a country breakfast and LifeSouth Blood Drive at the Hampton Masonic Lodge #707, located at 34 McDonough Street.


NAMI Meeting

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meetings are held at Jodeco Road United Methodist Church every Thursday night from 7 - 8:30 p.m. sharp. There are two meetings; one for consumers and one for families. Coffee and water are served. The church is located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge. Call Tricia at 770-957-8300 for more information.


 Star Touring and Riding

 The McDonough Chapter of Star Touring and Riding has their monthly meeting on the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in Chevy’s just off the Square in McDonough. Enjoy family friendly fellowship with some fun loving folks who ride all kinds of bikes and go to all kinds of great destinations. Contact Chapter President, Dave Bailey, at or call Mike Simpson at 404-285-0204.


Cub Scouts

  Faith Baptist Church, located at 346 Highway 138 E (Corner of Highway 138 and Millers Mill Road) in Stockbridge, is now sponsoring Cub Scout Pack 346.  This Cub Scout Pack is open to boys in Grades 1 - 5 and meets on Tuesday evenings. For more information, contact Ray or Bobbie Scott at 678-644-5055.


Free Vision Screening

 Eye’s Right Contacts and Eyeglasses offers a free vision screening for children ages 4-18 every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 2 until 5 p.m. The store is located at 6965 Hwy. 42 South, Suite 125, in Locust Grove.


Families Anonymous

 Families Anonymous, a worldwide Twelve-Step self-help support program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one, has announced the start of a new group in McDonough. This new group will meet at Wesley Way United Methodist Church each Monday at 7 p.m. No dues or fees are required and they use first names only at the meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Visitors are welcome. For more info, call Pam at 770-315-6057 or email Additional information about Families Anonymous may be found at


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