Henry Happenings

Apply Now for Henry Master Gardener Program
The Henry County Cooperative Extension Office is accepting applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Program from now through October 31. Applications are available at the Henry County Cooperative Extension and online at ugaex tension.org/henry. For more information, call 770-288-8421, or visit the Extension office at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. The program is open to anyone who is interested in community service and gardening. The 2019 program will begin January 7-March 25. The classes will be held on Mondays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be 60 hours of class room instruction and 50 volunteer hours. Classes will be taught by county agents and University of Georgia specialists.

Astronomy Club to Meet
On Thursday, October 11 the Flint River Astronomy Club (FRAC) will hold its monthly meeting and public lunar and planetary observing from 7-10 p.m. at The Garden, the University of Georgia’s agricultural headquarters in Griffin. Admission is free, and anyone who is interested in astronomy is cordially invited to attend. For more information about the club, visit www.flintriverastronomy.org.

Stockbridge Bridgefest Festival Upcoming
The City of Stockbridge’s annual Arts and Crafts “Bridgefest” festival will be held on Friday September 28 from 5-11 p.m. The movie, CoCo will be shown that night. There will vendors on site along with “A Community Affair” Carnival, located behind Stockbridge City Hall at 4640 N. Henry Blvd. The Carnival begins on Tuesday, September 25 and will continue through the BridgeFest event. The annual Arts and Crafts “Bridgefest” festival will feature everything from musical and creative to cultural and delicious. The festival continues Saturday, September 29 from noon-8 p.m. throughout the entire downtown Stockbridge business district. In conjunction with the City of Stockbridge, CrossRoad Christian Church Health Ministry will host a Community Health Fair in the Ted Strickland Community Center from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Stockbridge Main Street Program will host a Classic Car Showcase on MLK Sr. Heritage Trail (Main Street) as part of the Festival activities. There will be two stages featuring a diverse lineup of talent from around the world.

Mental Health Awareness Courses
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is hosting an awareness course for relatives of those suffering a form of mental illness; such as bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and PTSD going on now through November 15. The program will be held at the Jodeco Road United Methodist Church from 6-8:30 p.m at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge.The course is offered free of charge and consists of 11 weekly informal classes providing informative, supportive, and vital help to family members. Pre-registration is required by contacting Liz Morgan at 678-829-3614 by email at Lizmmorgan@comcast .net or by visiting the website for more information. www.nami .org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-to-Family