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Grief Share Class

  Wesley Way UMC will present a 13 week spiritually based class for those who have lost a loved one. This class is free and open to the public. The class will be led by Dody Morris, running through Nov. 20, and will meet on Wednesday’s from 6:30 to 8 p.m at the church in room 216. Topics include: living with grief, the effects of grief, loss of a child, what is heaven like?, journey of grief, loss of a spouse and suicide. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex. Call Dody at 770-957-6098 for info. Wesley Way UMC offers many types of classes for all ages. Call them at 770-898-3023. The church is located at 150 John Wesley Way in McDonough.


St. James Preschool Enrolling

  St. James Preschool on Highway 155 in McDonough is now enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents of 3 and 4 year old children can choose from a 3, 4 or 5-day a week program. Two year olds can meet 2 or 3 days a week. They also offer a Mother’s Morning Out program of supervised activities for children 12 months to 23 months. Parents can choose 1 or 2 days a week. For more information please call 770-957-5441 ext. 108.


Family Literacy Night

  Stockbridge Elementary School will hold Family Literacy Night on September 5 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the school, located at 4617 N. Henry Blvd. in Stockbridge. Family Literacy Night will include activities which encourage reading in other subject areas such as Social Studies, Science, and Math. For more info contact James Young at or by phone at 770-474-8743.


Southern Crescent Child Advocacy Center holds Rock-A-Thon

  The public is invited to come out and support the “rockers” as they rock for Southern Crescent Child Advocacy Center’s first annual “Rock-A-Thon” on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (2 West Main Street, Hampton). There will be games, music, food, entertainment, free ice cream, cake walk, art exhibit, Frisbee dog demonstration, concert by Jason Lee and the Cyclones and much more. Any civic groups, companies, churches or individuals interested in rocking for a cause are asked to join them in the comfortable rocking chairs on their front porch. The public will be there to cheer you on. For more information or to enter your group please contact Linda Hutchison at 404-216-1242 or by email at


Henry Singers

  The Henry Singers will begin practice for their fall session on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 in the choir room at the McDonough Presbyterian Church. Preparation is ongoing for a Christmas concert including sacred and secular pieces, both modern and classical. The date of the concert will be announced later. Come join the Singers, under the direction of Marion Williams, with accompanist Kasey Hawkins. The church is located at 427 McGarity Road in McDonough.


 Crossroads Career Network meets at Stockbridge First UMC on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (lower level at rear of building). Guest Speaker: Mr. Dan Jourdan, “The Sales Energizer,” Remedy Intelligent Staffing. Topic:  Selling Yourself to Your Next Employer.  The meeting is free and all are welcome. Childcare is provided.  For more details  email or call 770-474-4111. The church is located at 4863 N. Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge.


Free Genealogy Workshops

  Three free genealogy workshops will be offered by Sara Jane Overstreet, of the Andrew McBride Chapter DAR and the Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Countieas, Inc. Classes will be 10:30 a.m. until noon on September 21, and November 16. Laptop/iPad encouraged but not required. Pre-register for each workshop by emailing (limit 12 participants). For more info contact Jo Anne Miller at 770-957-4740. 


Cotton Indian Gem & 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.


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