The Fifth Annual Heritage Fall Festival will held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., at heritage Park, 101 Lake Dow Road, McDonough. There will be a costume contest at 2 p.m., (registration starts at noon) and Trick-or-Treating will begin at 3 p.m. There will also be Hayrides, food shopping, along with live music and entertainment. For more information, contact Henry County Parks and Recreation at (770) 288-7300.
The City of McDonough and The Atlanta Regional Commission will host the 2008 Job Fair On Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., at Shiloh Christian Education Center, which is located at 253 Macon Street in McDonough. More than 150 positions are available in nursing and allied health, education, food service, manufacturing, law enforcement, transportation, finance, management, retail, and more. For additional information, call (770) 957-3915.
Curse of the Scarecrow Halloween Haunted Trail will be at Heritage Park, 101 Lake Dow Road, Oct. 24-25 and 27-30. The trail is open from 8:30 p.m.m until 11 p.m. Ages 11-12 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per person. There will be trick-or-treating around the village, a children's haunted house and much more. For advance tickets and more information, call Henry County Parks and Recreation at (770) 288-7300.
Volunteers from Heron Bay Golf and Country Club and the Hands of Hope Clinic will hold the fifth annual Goblin Gallop, benefiting Henry County's Hands of Hope Clinic. People of all ages are invited to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes at Heron Bay for an evening of fall family fun. The event, a 6K run, 1 mile Run/Walk and Tot Trot, is scheduled for 5 p.m., on Saturday Oct. 25.
For more information, visit www.heronbayinfo.com, or call (770) 957-5633.
The Henry County Republican Party will host U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and Henry County Candidates. You can listen to informative comments about our economy from Westormoreland and meet other candidates running for office in Henry County. The brunch will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 to 11 a.m. (Doors open at 7:35 a.m.) at Moose Lodge #2170, 91 Hunter's Chase, McDonough. Bring the children and let them play on the fun-filled outside activities.
Publix Super Markets Inc., and Maxim Health Systems are offering immunizations for this year's flu season. All Publix stores are now offerinng flu shots for $20, pneumonia shots for $25 and tetanus shots for $25. For more information, call 1-877-629-3580.
The City of Locust Grove holds city council meetings the first and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m., at the Locust Grove City Hall, which is located at 3644 Ga. Highway 42 in Locust Grove.
The American Business Women's Association Southern Crescent Chapter meets the third Tuesday each month. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting will start at 7 p.m., and end at 8:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Peach Cafe, located at 1533 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge.
The Henry County NAACP will meet at a new address. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Greater New Hope Christian Assembly. The church is located at 2200 Fairview Road, in Stockbridge.
The McDonough Hospitality and Tourism Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. The meeting is located at 5 Griffin St., McDonough. Contact Tassey Kennedy at (770) 898-3196, for more information.
The Henry County Democratic Party meets the first Tuesday of each month in the South Cedar Park Conference room, Hwy 155 McDonough, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (770) 389-3871 after 5 p.m.
The Henry County Republican Party meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., in the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough. For more information, call (770) 507-7089.
Gold Wing Riders Association-Chapter A in McDonough meets the third Saturday of every month at Uncle Sam's American Grill. The restaurant is located at 2000 Commerce Place, Ga. Highway 155 near Racetrack Road. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. All motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome. Call Bob or Bonnie McCroskey at (770) 954-1924, or visit http://gwrra-gaa.com., for more information.
Henry County Chapter 2411 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets once a month from September to June in McDonough. Membership in the UDC is open to women 16 years old, and older, who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of men and women who served in the Army, Navy, or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America. The UDC is an historical, educational, benevolent, patriotic, and memorial organization. Call (404) 791-4692, for more information.
The Henry County Zoning Advisory Board meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m., in the community room of the Henry County Administration Building at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough. The workshop is at 6:30 p.m. Call (770) 288-6000.
The Republican Women of Henry County holds it regular monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m., at the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway in McDonough. Contact President Allie Gelineau at (770) 506-4162, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. The group hosts a "Lunch and Learn" meeting on the second Thursday of each Month at Ryan's Family Steakhouse in McDonough. Guests are welcome. Social time is 11:30 a.m., with a program at noon.
People's Agenda is a regular feature of the Henry Daily Herald compiled by staff writer Jaya Franklin.