Henry Happenings

Henry County Retired Educators to meet
The Henry County Retired Educators (HCREA) will meet on Tuesday, March 21 in the Alexander Building Training Room at the McDonough Public Library at 10:30 a.m. The speaker for the program will be Bob Holtzclaw presenting information on the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. For addition information, please contact Kathy Hill at KathyS Hill1@gmail.com.

H.O.P.E. Park Pageant
H.O.P.E. Park (Helping Other People Excel) will have a special pageant on Saturday, April 29 from 1-5:30 p.m. It will take place at 2680 Hwy. 42 North in McDonough. To purchase tickets online visit https://form.jotform.com/OurWorldatHopePark/hope-park-pageant-tickets

Awesome Blossom Spring Fest
The 2nd annual Awesome Blossom Spring Fest will be held on the campus of Bethel UMC in Stockbridge on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. They are currently looking for vendors who wish to sell their arts and craft wares at the event. Anyone interested should visit www.awesomeblossomfestival.com for vendor applications and other pertinent information. Attendees can look forward to local and regional arts and crafters, live entertainment, children’s activities, an antique auto exhibit and lots of food. For more information contact Mary Ann Hill at 770-474-2570 or by email (preferred) at Abinfo@bethel-umc.com.

Struggling Readers Program
The community is invited to attend a program on Struggling Readers on Thursday, March 16 from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Please register to reserve your spot by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/struggling-reader-when-should-i-worry-stockbridge-ga-registration-30990320884?aff=es2. Is your student really struggling with reading? When should you start worrying, and what should you do? These are some of the questions they will address at the program. Outreach attendees will learn the signs of a struggling reader at different ages and which curriculum components need to be present to help correct the problems. Visit www.decodingdyslexiaga.com for more information. The Fairview Public Library is located at 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge.

Master Gardeners taking applications for scholarship
The Henry County Master Gardeners are currently accepting applications for their annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000. They encourage Henry County seniors who are considering college in the following areas to apply: Horticulture, Landscaping, Farming, Agriculture and Agriculture Business. Visit the Henry County Master Gardener website at ugaextension.org and click on the scholarship link to access the application. The application deadline is Friday, April 14.

Heritage Writers Group
Meetings of the Heritage Writers Group are held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. in the McDonough Library. The library is located at 1001 Florence McGarity Blvd. in McDonough. The group’s purpose is to encourage the art of writing in any form: mystery, science fiction, humor, romance, reality, fantasy, sports or poetry. Meetings include sharing reading assignments to be critiqued, writing tips, and experience with publishing. For more information about the group email heritagewritersga@gmail.com

Used Musical Instruments needed
Henry Arts Alliance is seeking donations of used musical instruments for children in music band, or orchestra who cannot participate because of the cost. The organization will refurbish used instruments with the help of a Heritage Foundation Grant and local music stores and deliver them to teachers that are asking for help. For more information contact Jerry Hesselink at 770-342-9045 or by email at henryformusic@aol.com.