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Grief Share Class

  Wesley Way UMC presents 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 is led by Dody Morris, running through Nov. 20, and meets on Wednesdays 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.


 Hampton Events

  The Hampton Haunted House is at 16 Tom Eason Drive, each weekend in October plus Halloween night. It is open from dusk until 11:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per person. Hampton Idol will hold open auditions for those who live or work in Hampton.  Ages 13 and up. A cappella Christmas song. Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m. will be held at the First Baptist Church at 85 McDonough Street.  Semi-finals and finals are November 28 at Hampton’s Thanksgiving night Tree Lighting ceremony. $250 prize for the winner. Contact Candy Franklin, Main Street Director at or by phone at 770-946-4306.


Bethany Baptist to host ESL class

  Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough is hosting English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor training at the church. This training course teaches conversational English as an outreach ministry. Class times are Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8:30  to 5:30 p.m. Cost for the training is $45, payable to Bethany Baptist Church. Lunch is provided on Saturday, the final day of ESL instructor training. Participants must attend all 14 1/2 hours of training to receive North American Mission Board certification for ESL instruction. Register on-line at or contact Chuck Sheppard at 770-957-4455. The church is located at 4 N. Bethany Road in McDonough.


Halloween at Hampton

  The community is invited to celebrate Halloween at Hampton on Thursday, October 31 from 4 until 6 p.m. at Historic Downtown Hampton. This will be presented be the Hampton Business Association.


St. James holds Arts and Crafts Show

  The Council of Catholic Women at St. James Catholic Church will be hosting its annual “HOLLYDAZE Arts and Crafts Show” Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of homemade crafts, baked goods, a raffle, and door prizes. Booth space still available. Contact Marietta Christopher at for more information. The Church is located at 1000 Highway 155 North in McDonough.


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