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Hampton Events

 Hampton Idol semi-finals and finals are November 28 at Hampton’s Thanksgiving Tree Lighting ceremony which begins at 7 p.m. Complimentary cookies and cocoa are available from 6:30 until 8 p.m. It will be held at Hampton Depot Park. On Nov. 30 Hampton celebrates local small businesses by hosting Small Business Saturday, Elf on a shelf. That day, participating businesses will have an Elf on a Shelf sign in their window. Just pick up a card from the first business you go to, and have that and other businesses stamp the card as you find the elves. You must get 12 spaces stamped. Making a purchase from that business will get a second stamp on your card.  Deposit completed cards at Sarge’s Deli and Pub by 9 p.m. to be included in the gift basket drawing. This event is sponsored by the Hampton Business and Merchants Association. On December 5, beginning at 7 p.m. see live reindeer and have a photo taken with Santa. Downtown businesses will remain open until 9 p.m. Contact Candy Franklin, Main Street Director at or by phone at 770-946-4306.


GWRRA 16th HeroDay

  Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter A, McDonough will have their  16th “HeroDay” on Saturday,  December 7 at noon at Steers Steakhouse in McDonough. The motorcycle chapter has adopted soldiers via, an organization that helps support our troops by customizing care packages to soldiers serving our country.  Please help support our soldiers this Holiday season by bringing any items/donations to Steer’s, 14 Old Jackson Rd, McDonough. Contact Joyce Piotrowski, Chapter A’s HeroBox Coordinator at 770-954-0938. For more info and a list of requested items visit


Crossroads Career Network

  Crossroads Career Network meets at Stockbridge First UMC, 4863 N. Henry Blvd., Monday, December 16 at 7 p.m. in room 330 (upper level entrance from the top parking lot). Guest Speaker: Ms. Judi Adams, Founder and President of RightChanges (Job Coaching Services). Topic:   Harnessing the Power of the Physical Brain During the Job Search. It’s free.  All are welcome.   Childcare is provided. For more details email or call 770-474-4111.


Toastmasters meeting

 If you have a fear of public speaking or would simply like to become a better speaker, Henry County Toastmasters can help. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Henry Medical Center Education Building (in the Boardroom), 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway, Stockbridge. For more information, please contact Pete Peterson at 678-770-4462 or


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 each Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Ray or Bobbie Scott at 678-644-5055.


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. 


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. For more information, contact Eileen Geurts at 770-504-9172. No RSVP required.


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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