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Genealogical Society meeting

  The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc. cordially invites the community to their February 8 meeting to be held at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Education Building in McDonough. All of their meetings are free and open to the public. Their guest speaker will be historian, Mr. Narayan Sengupta, and he will be speaking on “The Lafeyette Escadrille, America’s Most Famous Squadron.” Afterwards participants can adjourn to the Brown House for refreshments and fellowship.


Henry Singers

  The Henry Singers have begun practice for their May concert with music from Broadway and movies. It isn't too late to join them, however.  Practice is every Thursday night at 7:30 in the choir room of the McDonough Presbyterian Church on McGarity Road in McDonough. No audition is necessary. If you enjoy singing for the sheer joy of it, come join the group under the direction of Marion Williams.


Genealogy Foundations Classes

  The Genealogical Societies of Henry and Clayton County will hold a series of Genealogy Foundations Classes beginning on Friday, February 7 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Brown House. The topic will be Foundations: birth, marriage and death records. On Friday, February 14 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. they will meet at the Georgia Archives, located at 5800 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. First secure your research card, then they will tour the archives. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a lunch and learn at noon by Ken Thomas. Preregistration for the series is required, limit 12. Contact The series is free with society membership ($30) best value, or daily research fee for nonmembers. Visit them online at The Brown House is located at 71 Macon Street in McDonough.


Free Tax Filing for Seniors

  Free tax filing is available from AARP at two county senior centers. Counselors are at Heritage Senior Center in McDonough each Monday. Appointments at Hidden Valley Senior Center in Fairview begin on Thursday, February 6. An appointment may be made now by calling the centers. Call the Heritage center at 770-288-7001.


The Little Mermaid Jr.

  Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. is playing at the HCPAC on Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 in advance, $7 at the door. This 60-minute musical will be performed by Locust Grove Middle School and the cast contains approximately sixty students led by Mrs. Shelia Gatlin. The Henry County Performing Arts Center is located at 37 Lemon Street in McDonough.


Host Families needed for Foreign Exchange Students

  Host families are needed to host foreign exchange students who will attend local high schools. Students come for one school year only. They will have their own insurance and their own spending money. Students will not smoke, drink or drive. For more information please contact Ms. Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.



  GriefShare at Bethany Baptist Church is a support group ministry that meets several times during the year to help those who have lost loved ones in death. Grief Share is a Bible based seminar led by people who understand the pain of losing someone and want to help you through the healing process.  Please check out and then contact the church at 770-957-4455 if you would like more information or if you are interested in joining their next seminar. The church is located at 4 North Bethany Road in McDonough. Henry Baptist Church also has a GriefShare group that currently meets on Sunday from 3 - 5 p.m. in room W-206. For more info contact the church at 770-914-1191. The church is located at 4035 Jodeco Road in McDonough.


African American Heritage Program February 15

  Stockbridge Mayor Pro Tem, Alphonso Thomas and the Stockbridge Civic Association are proud to present the 3rd Annual African American Heritage Program. The program will highlight notable contributions of African-Americans to American culture and history and will feature local students and members of the community. Join them on Saturday, February 15 at 4 p.m. at historic Smith-Barnes Elementary School located at 147 Tye Street Stockbridge in. Admission is free.


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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