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Toastmasters Meeting

  Afraid of public speaking?  If so, let Henry County Toastmasters help. They can assist you in becoming a stronger, more confident speaker. They meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30 until 8 p.m at Piedmont Henry Medical Center (Education Building) in classroom F.  The address is 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway, Stockbridge. For more info contact Pete Peterson at 678-770-4462 or e-mail Visit for more info.


Bethlehem Elementary School Spring Fling

  Bring in spring at Bethlehem Elementary School’s Spring Fling 2013. The school’s PTO will host a night of family fun on Friday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school. Activities will include a flashlight egg hunt, cake walk, music and dancing, photo opportunities with the school’s mascot, Bob the Bobcat, and much more. Tickets to play games will be available for purchase. Some attractions will require a cash payment. For more information about Bethlehem Elementary School, visit The school is located at 1000 Academic Parkway in Locust Grove.


Soil Preparation Class

  Community Gardens of Henry County will hold a class on Soil Preparation for Vegetable Gardening on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. The class will be taught by Russell Camp, Southern Garden Coach and will take place at Shade House, located at 86 Work Camp Road in McDonough. The cost is $25 for non-members and $10 for members. The class will cover site selection, have a discussion of soil pH and temperatures, soil sampling for analysis, drainage, soil amendments, organic and synthetic fertilizers.


Kiwanis Club Talent Showcase

  The 15th annual Kiwanis Club of Henry County Talent Showcase is set for Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Henry County Performing Arts center in McDonough. This year’s prize will be $1,250 in scholarship money. The talent showcase competition is open to all Henry County students in ninth through twelfth grade and who are enrolled in public, private or home schools. For more info visit or contact David Shofman at 770-506-1994. The PAC is located at 37 Lemon Street in McDonough.


Cotton Indian Gem and Mineral Society meeting

 Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Bethel United Methodist Church in Stockbridge. Contact Kim Cochran 770-979-8331.


Freedom Fund Banquet

  The Henry County Branch of the NAACP is hosting its 9th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Merle Manders Conference Center located at 111 Davis Road in Stockbridge. This annual event celebrates community leaders and top local students. The theme this year is “Moving Forward Through The Struggle.” Tickets are $50 per person. The attire for the affair is formal. All are welcome to attend. Sponsorships are available. For ticket purchases and additional information, please call 404-433-3290.


Crossroads Career Network

  Crossroads Career Network meets at Stockbridge First UMC, 4863 N. Henry Blvd., Monday, March 18, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (lower level at rear of building). Guest speaker: Mr. Bill Walden, College Professor in Business Management with a Master's degree in Human Resource Management, will present the topic: Recipe for Career Leadership Success! Childcare provided. Event is free. Call 770-474-4111 or email


County Extension Cooking Class

  On Thursday, March 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Henry County Cooperative Extension: Extension in the Kitchen will hold their Cooking for a Life Time Cooking Class. The cost is $2. Must pre-register by March 21. Call 770-288-8421 or come by the office to register. Space is limited. Their office is located at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough.


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