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DES Parent Workshop Series

  Dutchtown Elementary will be holding a workshop, for parents of DES students only, on Thursday, September 19. The theme for this month’s workshop is, “Setting Expectations,” and all parents of Dutchtown Elementary students are welcome. Childcare will be provided. Free food will be served from 5:30 until 6 p.m., and the workshop will begin at 6 p.m.  This workshop will be followed by the school’s PTSO meeting at 7 p.m. The school is located at 159 Mitchell Road in Hampton.


Henry Master Gardeners to have Bill Waldrop on October 1.

  Henry County Master Gardeners Extension Volunteers  invite everyone to attend  a program on Tuesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. at the Henry County Extension Office, located at 97 Lake Dow Rd., McDonough, Georgia.  The featured speaker will be Bill Waldrop, who is an expert on daylilies. Mr. Waldrop is an attorney but has been growing daylilies for over 20 years.  He founded the Cobb County Daylily Society and has been featured on “Gardener’s Diary” on HGTV. There will be an auction after the program for various daylilies from Mr. Waldrop’s garden.


Hampton Events

  Community yard sale at the Friday Market on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. No set up fee or permit. No pre-registration—see Candy when you arrive for your location. The last day is for the market will be Sept. 27. The Bear Creek Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Enjoy the Haunted Hill House of Horror hayride and outdoor maze for only $5. The official opening of the haunted house will be at 8 p.m. that night and continue each weekend through the end of October.  Tickets are $10 per person and the event will take place at the old City Shop on Tom Eason Drive. A $2,200 Scholarship will also be awarded for the “Best Zombie.” If you are a senior and would like a chance to win a scholarship, please visit: or The Fortson Crochet Club meets the first Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. The Hampton Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Fortson Library.  Booklist is in the library. For more info contact Candy Franklin, Main Street Director at or by phone at 770-946-4306.


Bethany Baptist to host ESL class

  Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough is hosting English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor training at the Church. This training course is oriented toward teaching conversational English as an outreach ministry.

Class times will be: Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8:30  to 5:30 p.m. Cost for the training is $45, payable to Bethany Baptist Church. Lunch is provided on Saturday, the final day of ESL instruction training. Participants must attend all 14 1/2 hours of training to receive North American Mission Board certification for ESL instruction. Register on-line at or contact Chuck Sheppard at 770-957-4455. The church is located at 4 N. Bethany Road in McDonough.


Fall Festival and Yard Sale

  Trinity Family Worship Center will host a Fall Festival and Community Yard Sale Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The church is located at 810 New Morn Drive, Hampton.  Crafters and yard salers go to for info on $25-booths or call 770-946-8720. They will have live entertainment, games, jump house, pony and hay rides, raffles,  and prizes.


Grief Share Class

  Wesley Way UMC will present a 13 week spiritually based class for those who have lost a loved one. This class is free and open to the public. The class will be led by Dody Morris, running through Nov. 20, and will meet on Wednesday’s from 6:30 to 8 p.m at the church in room 216. Topics include: living with grief, the effects of grief, loss of a child, what is heaven like?, journey of grief, loss of a spouse and suicide. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex. Call Dody at 770-957-6098 for info. Wesley Way UMC offers many types of classes for all ages. Call them at 770-898-3023. The church is located at 150 John Wesley Way in McDonough.


Stockbridge Political Forum September 17

  The Henry County Branch of the NAACP is sponsoring a political forum in Stockbridge. Come out and meet the candidates for Mayor of Stockbridge and City Council. This free public political forum will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at Crossroad Christian Church from 7 – 9 p.m. The church is located at 5365 N. Henry Blvd. in Stockbridge. For more information, please call 404-433-3290.



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