Henry County Community Calendar

Bethel United Methodist Church, 245 Fairview Road in Stockbridge, is hosting its second annual Awesome Blossom Spring Fest on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature local and regional arts and crafters, live entertainment, children’s activities, an antique auto exhibit and lots of great food. Visit awesomeblossomfestival.com for more information.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Henry County is hosting its annual “Run for the Bun” 5K race and walk to benefit the center. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the race to begin at 8:30 a.m at Trailhead Park, located at Cleveland Street and Indian Creek Road in Locust Grove. For more information and to register, visit prchc.org.

Join the Locust Grove community May 6 for Locust Grove Middle School’s inaugural Derby Days 5K and fun run. All ages are invited to participate and wear their best derby hats. Events begin with registration at 7 a.m. and include a hat contest and silent auction at the school, 3315 S. Ola Road in Locust Grove. For more information and to register, visit ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=46786.

Rutabaga’s Market & Cafe and LeAnn’s Gourmet Foods will host a farmer’s market on Cherry Street and James Street in Downtown Hampton starting the first Saturday in May through October. The market is free to all vendors, and everything must be handmade or grown.

Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host a Senior Fraud Prevention Seminar, presented by AARP. The seminar will be held on May 6 at the Piedmont Henry Education Building in The Foundation Boardroom, 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway in Stockbridge, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. RSVP by May 4 by emailing your first and last name to econdevelopment@hcacdst.org.

The Genealogical Society presents a new entertainment event, “Promenade Through History: A Visit with the Past.” This event offers a look at the history and heritage of Henry County through the people who experienced it. The show will be presented at Cannon Cleveland Contemporary Chapel, 2480 Ga. Higway 42 N. in McDonough, at 2 and 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit henryclaytongenealogy.com.

Stockbridge Dialysis and Southside Kidney Clinics will host a free community Health Fair Carnival from 2 to 4 p.m. at 3580 Cameron Parkway in Stockbridge. There will be children’s activities, games, snacks and door prizes. Free health screenings will also be available. For more information visit southsidekidneyclinics.com.

Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. invites the community to a Legislative Review 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fairview Recreation Center, 35 Austin Road in Stockbridge. State representatives will review active Georgia bills that were introduced, enrolled and passed in the last General Assembly, and the New Georgia Project will discuss best ways to strengthen community involvement and activism.

Waste Industries has openings for Class A or B CDL drivers at its Stockbridge location, 3351 N. Highway 42 in Stockbridge. The business is hosting a job fair with on-site interviews from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11. For more information, call 404-337-9499.

The Agape Princess House, a faith-based transitional home for women recovering from abuse, will hold its inaugural “Tennis FUNraiser” at Eagle’s Landing Country Club, 100 Eagles Landing Way in Stockbridge, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features tennis tournaments, lunch, games and activities. Sign in begins at 8 a.m. Register to play online at bit.ly/agape-1st-tennis before May 5.

What would Elvis look and sound like if he were alive today? Enjoy “Elvis at 80” at the Heritage Senior Center, 1050 Florence McGarity Blvd. in McDonough, from 10 a.m. to noon. This concert is free and open to the public.

AARP is offering a six-hour safe driver class at the Fairview Library, 28 Fairview Road in Stockbridge, beginning at 10 a.m. This class can help reduce automobile insurance rates. Participants should bring a lunch. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register, call 770-922-7965.

The city of Stockbridge is hosting a memorial march to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The event, a ceremonial 1-mile walk, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon at Merle Manders Conference Center, 111 Davis Road in Stockbridge. Visit cityofstockbridge.com for more information.

Healing Hearts Ministries is hosting a summer day camp from May 30 to July 28, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekly camp cost is $85, with extended morning and evening camp hours at an additional cost. The camp will be held at 45 Parkland Drive in Stockbridge. To register, call or text 4040-748-2217 or email hhclm7@gmail.com

The Caribbean Association of Georgia Inc. will celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month by once again hosting the McDonough Caribbean Cultural Festival at Alexander Park on Atlanta Street in McDonough from 1 to 8 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will feature food, music and entertainment.

Arts Clayton will host the 14th annual Allen Vigil Golf Classic at Eagle’s Landing Country Club, 100 Eagle’s Landing Way in Stockbridge. For more information or to request an invitation, contact Linda Crissey at 770-473-5831 or linda.crissey@artsclayton.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon Monday through Saturday at 151 Macon St. in McDonough. Call 678-972-9029 or visit the organization online at aa.atlanta.org to find a meeting near you.

Harbor of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors support group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Education Building, Room A, at Piedmont Henry Hospital. For more information, call Teresa Garmon at 770-602-4510 or email harborofhopesurvivors@gmail.com.

Join the Southside Christian Fellowship church, 750 Mt. Carmel Road in McDonough, every third Saturday of the month for “Breaking Every Chain of Bondage and Addition,” a journey to recovery through music, drama and teaching. Meet and greet begins at 6:30 p.m., with presentation to begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Dewayne Goodwin at 678-520-9115.

McDonough Group 1951 is hosting monthly meetings. The groups will meet at Wesley Way United Methodist Church, 150 John Wesley Way, at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month. Families Anonymous is a worldwide, 12-step self-help program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one. No dues or fees are required. The group uses only first names to preserve anonymity. Visitors welcome. For more information, call 770-315-6057 or email pbuck123@bellsouth.net.

GED Classes are held every Monday and Thursday evening at Cochran Public Library, 174 Burke St. in Stockbridge. To sign up, contact Southern Crescent Technical College at 770-914-4422.

Homestead Hospice in Jackson is looking for volunteers in Henry County to visit with patients and provide comfort, companionship and emotional support. The hospice provides training and ongoing support to volunteers. For more information, call Gay Moncrief at 770-775-0100 or email gmoncrief@homesteadhospice.net.

Monthly Meeting

The community and business owners are invited to participate in Get Georgia Ready. Monthly meetings are held at 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the Piedmont Henry Education Foundation Building. For more information, email Regina Lewis-Ward at regina@reginalewisward.com or call 770-884-1938.

The Henry County Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Henry Hospital Education Center Building on the first floor. For more about this event and the club, visit toastmastersclubs.org or email Debbie Thompson at vppr-2367@toastmastersclubs.org.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 0395 McDonough, meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday in the WBI education building adjacent to the McDonough Church of Christ entrance, 400 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. TOPS is open to everyone seeking to lose weight and live healthily. For more information, call 404-803-1519.

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