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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to hold summer workshops
Women’s Self-Defense
Above, women learn how to strike an attacker at a class held by the sheriff’s office at the Cumming Library on Wednesday. Below, Cpl. Page Cash demonstrates techniques in facing an attacker. - photo by Isabel Hughes

  • What: A class intended to provide female citizens with information, tools and resources, as well as common sense techniques, to better prepare themselves should they come under attack
  • When: Tuesday, July 18, 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Central Park Rec Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road
  • Ages: 13+. No males allowed
  • Cost: Free, but registration is required. Visit to sign up

Stranger Danger

  • What: A class, in partnership with the Hampton Park Library, to educate children on the dangers of strangers and teach specific techniques for protection against them
  • When: Wednesday, July 19, 3-4 p.m.
  • Where: Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
  • Ages: All ages welcome, though recommended for ages 4-8
  • Cost: Free, no registration required

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

  • What: A class to teach locals how to respond and what they can do to help if there is ever an active shooter incident
  • When: Tuesday, July 25, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College
  • Ages: All ages welcome, but graphic material will be discussed and parental guidance is suggested
  • Cost: Free, no registration is required