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Hampton Events

 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.


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 is still available. Contact Marietta Christopher at for more information. The Church is located at 1000 Highway 155 North in McDonough.


Apply now for Master Gardener Program

  The Master Gardener Program in Henry County will be accepting applications for the year 2014 classes until November 15. This program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Certification involves 24 classes, which begin in January of each year. Classes will be held in all of the South Metro Master Gardener Program counties. The program classes will rotate from county to county. Classes will be held each Monday, with 2 classes per day, beginning January 13, (with the exception of a January 20 holiday), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After successfully completing the course, participants must donate 50 hours of volunteer time to the Extension Office to become certified. Call 770-288-8421 for more information.


Howitzer Dedication Ceremony November 9

  The McDonough American Legion Post 55 invites all Veterans and the community to the dedication ceremony of a US Army MI02 Howitzer on loan from the US Army to be held Saturday November 9 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Post 55 Legion Hall at 67 Veteran's Drive in McDonough.


Holiday Festival of Arts Nov. 10

  McDonough Arts Council will hold their Holiday Festival of Arts on Sunday, November 10 from noon until 5 p.m. It will feature an Artists’ Market, holiday performances, a silent auction, good eats, and the Grinch. The event will be held on the Historic Square in McDonough. It will be held in conjunction with Merchants’ Holiday Open House. To participate in the Artists’ Market, visit to download an artists application.


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