Library hosting 'Fabulous Family Fun Night'

By Greg Gelpi


Jeffery Alan Dolbeer and Cheryl Lynn Tew, both of Jonesboro, graduated from Berry College this fall.

Courtney Ware of Rex was named a Dana Scholar at Agnes Scott College.


The Jonesboro Branch Library will host "Fabulous Family Fun Night - Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King" with a special story time from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3. The program is free and for all ages. Pre-registration is required. The library will hold "Fantastic Fun with Folding - Have you heard of origami?" from 7 to 7:40 p.m. Jan. 10. Cathy Kleinschmit from Swint Elementary will teach paper folding techniques. The free program is for ages 6 and up. Pre-registration is required. Call (770) 478-7120 for more information.

Clayton County Public Schools will hold its annual spelling bee from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center. To learn more, call (678) 817-3097.

Clayton College & State University will offer a three-day personal trainer workshop from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13 in University Center room 272. The workshop will be coordinated by Clayton State's Melanie Poudevigne and will prepare attendees to receive the newest personal trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Call (770) 960-2095 or e-mail MelaniePoudevigne@mail.clayton.edu to learn more.

U. S. Congressman John Lewis, D-Atlanta, one of the pioneers of the Civil Rights movement, will deliver the first keynote address at Clayton College & State University's Fifth Annual Martin Luther King Day Commemorative Event. The address will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Spivey Hall. For more information, call (770) 960-2109.

Clayton College & State University will host the Third Annual Freedom Run Jan. 17. Sponsored by Southlake Kiwanis, this year's Freedom Run will add a 10K race to the previously-held 5K race. Both events will start at 9 a.m. on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration costs for each race are $15 per person, and each individual who registers prior to race day will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt. A "no T-shirt" registration for $10 is also available, as is a $35 family (three or more individuals) rate, which includes a shirt for each family member. Online registration is available at www.active.com. For more information, call Lisa Sewell at (770) 968-1623.

Clayton College & State University Delta Epsilon Chi members participated in the annual Rainbow House Telethon. The students were Jerome Hawk of Atlanta, Shaun Washington of Atlanta, Shawana Willis of Atlanta, Van Dunn of Ellenwood, Nyi Brown of Stone Mountain and Wantina Marshall of Riverdale.

Financial Aid Representative Tonya Jones of Jonesboro and Financial Aid Counselor Treva Reeves of Hampton joined Clayton College & State University's Office of Financial Aid.

The 2005 Clayton County Teacher of the Year Celebration will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center. The ceremony will honor all 58 teachers of the year from the county as well as the county-wide winner. For more information, call (770) 473-2795.

Mary Frances Berry, one of the nation's leading figures in the fields of civil rights, public service and education, will be the keynote speaker at Clayton College & State University's Fifth Annual Martin Luther King Day Commemorative Event. Berry, the chairwoman of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, will speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in Spivey Hall. Call (770) 960-2109 for more information.

The North Georgia College & State University Military Scholarship Loan and the Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship Loan are accepting applications for military scholarships. The deadline to enter is Jan. 15. To download an application, visit www.gsfc.org.

The Roberta T. Smith Elementary School Council meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the principal's conference room. For more information, call (770) 960-5750.

The President's Commission on White House Fellowships is accepting applications for its 2005 - 2006 class. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 1. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/fellows for more information.

The HOBO Energy Challenge is accepting essays from students in kindergarten through 12th grades for its energy-saving contest. The contest is designed to promote energy awareness within schools while offering students of all ages a fun, hands-on science learning experience with HOBOR data loggers. A data logger is a simple to use, portable electronic recording device that can be set up in minutes to monitor light usage, room temperature and relative humidity. For more information, visit www.iscienceproject.com/energy_challenge/energy_challenge.html. The deadline to enter is April 30.

The Eagle's Landing High School Band Boosters are taking table reservations for its 14th Annual Christmas in the Country Craft Show. To learn more, call Tonya at (770) 914-1260 or Tabitha at (770) 603-9208 or write to elhscraftshow@hotmail.com .

The Fayette County 4-H invites all home-schooled children in Clayton and Fayette counties to attend its monthly meetings. Call (770) 477-7416 for more information.

Brown Elementary School announced the meeting dates for its school council. The meetings will be from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. Jan. 20, March 17 and May 19. The first three people to sign in by 7:20 a.m. the morning of the meetings will be allowed to address the council for three minutes. To learn more, call (770) 473-2785.

The Suder Elementary School Council announced its meeting schedule. The council will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the school. The meetings will be Feb. 9 and April 13.

School Notebook is compiled by Greg Gelpi. He can be reached at ggelpi@news-daily.com or (770) 478-5753 Ext. 247.