Henry Happenings

Locust Grove Yard Sale
A large yard sale is being held downstairs at the Locust Grove Event Center Thursday, November, 19 and Friday, November 20 beginning at 9 a.m. Both days. Booth rentals are $10 each.

Coat and Blanket Drive taking donations
Resurgens Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic South Surgical Center’s seventh annual Coat and Blanket Drive runs now through December 16. It will benefit neglected and abused women and children in need this holiday season. Items collected will be donated to Haven House of Henry County, a battered women’s shelter. The overflow of extra items will be donated to nearby homeless shelters that partner with Haven House. To participate in the coat drive, simply drop off new or gently used coats or blankets (also accepted are hats, gloves and other cold weather gear) at Resurgens Orthopaedics, 105 Regency Park Drive in McDonough.

Adopt a Senior in Henry County
The Adopt a Senior program is seeking donations for this year’s Christmas delivery. Those interested in participating should call Senior Services who will provide information on a senior in need. Gifts can be festively wrapped or placed in a gift bag and should be delivered to any Henry County Senior Center no later than December 4, 2015. Cash or check donations are always appreciated. Heritage Senior Center is located at 1050 Florence McGarity Boulevard in McDonough. If you are interested in adopting a senior during this holiday season, please call Ann Marie Quincey at 770-288-7000. For more information visit www.henrycounty-ga.org/seniorservices.

Community Cares Toy Shop accepting donations
Connecting Henry’s annual Community Cares Christmas Toy Shop will be held on December 10 and 11. Officials are looking for donations of toys, money and gift cards as well as volunteers for a number of positions. The toys and donations collected will stay right here in Henry County and go to families in need to make Christmas a little brighter for those that might not otherwise have anything under the tree. For those who are interested in volunteering and to find out how your time and talents can make a difference this Christmas season, or for more information, call 770-288-6230 or email scrumbley @co.henry.ga.us.

Local Author to Sign Books
Author Lucy Heath will be signing her book, The Last Time I Saw Love, Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. until noon. The signing will take place at Light of the World Christian Tabernacle, 5883 GA-155 North in Stockbridge.

Community Blood Drive November 20
Henry County Police Department will have a community blood drive by Life South on Friday, November 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It will be held in the Main Training Room, 116 South Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough. Sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4da9a629abfe3-guns1 Each donor will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments. Donors must be 17 or older (16 with written parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and show photo I.D. For more information, call toll-free 888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.

ESL Class at Fairview Library
English as a Second Language classes are being held at the Fairview Public Library, 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. The classes are free of charge and are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, contact Andrea Faulk at 678-432-5353 ext. 3 or by email at faulka@ mail.henry.public.lib.ga.us.

Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is for parents and other family members who have lost a child in death. It meets the second Tuesday of each month at Salem Baptist Church (although it is not a Church program) on Hwy. 155. Please call Freddie Saye at 678-925-4027.

Henry Singers Rehearsals
The Henry Singers invite those with a passion for singing to come and join them each Thursday night from 7:30 until 9 p.m. Rehearsals are held in the choir room of McDonough Presbyterian Church, located at 427 McGarity Road in McDonough. For more information, email info@henrysingers .com.

ReStore Seeking Volunteers
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore McDonough is seeking volunteers to give 4 hours a week to help make a difference in the community. The ReStore sells donated, new and gently used furniture, household décor, appliances, and building supplies to the general public, in order to raise funds to support Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity as they provide affordable housing for families in the community who need it. Volunteers in the ReStore assist shoppers, accept donations, unload donation trucks, and prepare and set up merchandise. The ReStore is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located at 1465 Hwy. 20 West in McDonough. For more information or to volunteer, contact Mary Robeck, Volunteer Manager, at mrobeck@habitat.org or 770-415-1636. For information about donating items to the ReStore, call 770-962-4200.