Henry Happenings

Free GED Classes for Henry Youth
Connecting Henry is offering free GED classes for eligible Henry County youth ages 16-24. Classes are held Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call them at 770-288-6230.

Summers End Gardens Seminar
The Henry County Master Gardeners “Summers End Gardens Seminar” will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Henry County Extension Office, The extension office is located at 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough.
The four featured speakers are Rick Barnes, Matt Maher with Southern Living Plants, Kathy Henderson and Stephanie Fenton. They will have door prizes throughout the day as well as goodie bags for everyone. The cost to attend the seminar is $35 and includes lunch. Vendors are welcome to participate in this event and spaces are $10 each. Vendors may begin setting up on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Please contact the Henry County Extension office at 770-288-8421 for further information. A registration form is available at http://ugaextension.org/content/dam/extension-county-offices /henry-county/anr/Symposium %20Flyer.pdf

Henry County Farmers Market
The Henry County Extension in cooperation with the Henry County Farm Bureau hold a Farmers Market every Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is held at the Jason T. Harper Arena at Heritage Park, located at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. The market will run every Thursday through August. Expect to find fresh, local produce, local honey, jams, jellies and herbs, plants, baked goods, wooden crafts, treats and pet accessories, kettle corn and much more.

Henry Toastmasters
Henry County Toastmasters meets every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Piedmont Henry Hospital, 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway in Stockbridge. For information about the club, please visit http://2367.toastmastersclub.org

Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is for parents and other family members who have lost a child in death. They meet the first Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Center Point Church located at 4127 US Highway 41 Bypass South in Griffin. For more information contact Debbie Woerner, Co-Chapter Leader at 678-878-5256.

Volunteers Needed at Local Hospice
Volunteers needed for Gentiva Hospice in Stockbridge Duties include patient companionship and socialization, caregiver respite, office/administrative work, special event assistance, community outreach, special projects. For more information contact Volunteer Services Manager, Christina Semple, Psy.D. by email at Christina .semple@gentiva.com or by phone at 770-389-5760.

Cherry Street Market
The Cherry Street Market in Downtown is held on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon. They are seeking farmers, crafters and artisans to participate. There is no vendor fee for the market, held at 1 Cherry Street in Hampton.

Mini Golf Night July 28
Main Street McDonough invites the community to their Fourth Friday Family Fun Mini Golf Night on Friday, July 28 from 6-9 p.m. on the McDonough Square. This is a free and family-friendly event. For more information about Fourth Fridays, call 678-782-6230 or visit www.mainstreetmcdon ough.com.

Music and Art Night at Hood Street Art Center
The center, at 136 Hood Street in McDonough, will host a Music & Art Night August 4, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., featuring an Art McNaughton exhibit in the Andy Davis Gallery. The event will include a concert with musician David Ellis, and print giveaways for audience members. Admission is $5 per person at the door, and a donation bar will be available. For more information, visit artmc naughtonfineart.com.

Cochran Library to feature Indoor Planetarium
On Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the Cochran Public Library in Stockbridge will feature an indoor planetarium. Inside of an inflatable dome, a variety of space themed educational shows will play in a 360° view. In addition, there will be fun space themed activities for all ages throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public. Shows last approximately 30 minutes and are suitable for all ages. Seating is first come first serve and tickets will be handed out up to one hour before each show. For details on the programs, times and recommended grades visit www.henry libraries.org.

Jewelry Sale to benefit Piedmont Henry Auxilary
The Piedmont Henry Hospital Auxilary will host a Sparkle Life Jewelry Event on Monday, August 14, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 15, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Come by and try on a necklace to receive a free pair of Swarovski Crystal earrings (no purchase necessary). The event is held in the Hospital’s South Tower Lobby.