Henry Happenings

Ladies Night Out in McDonough
Main Street McDonough will host Ladies Night Out on the McDonough Square on Thursday, April 12 from 6-9 p.m. The theme is Carnival and they will have two caricature artists in two different locations for the evening. Ladies Night Out offers the opportunity to shop and dine on the McDonough Square. Attendees will also have chances to win prizes and receive special discounts.
Participants should meet at 5 Griffin Street in McDonough.Tour the McDonough Theater this Saturday
The Save the McDonough Theater group invites the community to take a free tour of the McDonough theater building on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. These guided tours will be given by members of the McDonough Theater Company, their in-house theater group, and will last approximately 15 minutes each. The tour script has been edited by Lynda Reeves Hester who grew up in the theater. The McDonough Theater is located at 2 Macon St. on the Square and is also known as Clay Plaza.

Lions Club to host concert
The McDonough Lions Club will host a free concert on the McDonough Square Saturday, April 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. The Vintage Vixens, an all-female band, will be performing music from the 60’s. Bring your lawn chair.
If rain is predicted the concert will be moved to the American Legion Hall at the corner of Veterans Parkway and Lawrenceville Street. Water and light snacks will be available to purchase.

Henry Arts Alliance Summer Arts Camp
Henry Arts Alliance invites area children to register for their annual Summer Arts Camp, which will be held June 18-22. Join instructors for classes on dancing, drama, art, literature and more. They have three camps to choose from for completed Kindergarten through 8th grade students including Exploring the Arts, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. The camp is held at McDonough Presbyterian Church Monday through Thursday. On Friday, they will meet at the Henry County Performing Arts Center for their final performance. Register early so you don’t miss out on this exciting summer opportunity. For more information, visit www.henryartsalliance.org

Fairview Library Offering English as a Second Language Classes
The Fairview Public Library holds free Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes each week. ESL Beginner classes are held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. ESL Intermediate classes are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. ESL Advanced classes are held on Wednesdays at 12:20 p.m. The Fairview Public Library is located at 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge. For more information, call the library at 678-432-5353 ext. 3.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday-Saturday at noon at McDonough First UMC, 151 Macon Street in McDonough. For more information, call 678-972-9029 or visit aa.atlanta.org to find meeting locations.

Free GED Classes from Connecting Henry
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.

Heritage Writers Group
The Heritage Writers Group (THWG) meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month at the McDonough Public Library at 1001 Florence McGarity Boulevard. Interested parties can attend and meet serious writers and published authors. For more information, visit https://heri tagewritersga.weebly.com/

Henry County Retired Educators Annual Scholarship
Each year the Henry County Retired Educators Association funds two scholarships: A $750 Scholarship is available to assist the advanced college student seeking initial teacher certification. Applicants must be residents of Henry County and currently enrolled in an approved teacher certification program. The deadline for submitting an application is May 1. A $500 Scholarship is available to a deserving high school senior planning to pursue a college career in education. Applicants must be residents of Henry County and attend a Henry County High School. For more information, application forms, deadlines and eligibility requirements on both scholarships visit www.hc-rea.org

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://236.toastmastersclub.org.

Pinwheel Vigil March 29
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and local organization, Prevent Child Abuse Henry County, is helping raise awareness with a Pinwheel Vigil on Thursday, March 29 at the McDonough Municipal Courthouse at 40 Lawrenceville Street. A meet and greet will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. with the program going on from 7-8 p.m. There will be music, survivor stories and information to share.