Learn about frogs, salamanders at local wetlands

On Friday, June 27, John Jensen, Department of Natural Resources Senior Wildlife Biologist and co-author of the new book, "Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia," will lead a program discussing frogs and salamanders and will lead a walk on the Clayton County Water Authority Newman Wetlands Center trail, identifying calling frogs, and practicing monitoring techniques. For more information and to make reservations, call Carol Lambert at (770) 603-5606.

The new Clayton State Bookstore is holding a "Pay What We Paid" Sale. Beginning June 23, 2008, and ending when everything is gone, all clearance items are marked down to cost.

Summerfest on the Green, presented by the City of Morrow, will be held on June 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be live entertainment, a chili cook-off, kids activities and a fireworks show. The event, free to the public, will be held at 5917 Reynolds Road next to Morrow Elementary School. For more information, call (770) 968-1623.

The Headquarters Library of the Clayton County Library System is looking for people of all ages to display their artwork, collectibles, or examples of their crafts at the library. Each display is at the library for a month at a time. Anyone interested in more information is asked to call Dianne Moore at (770) 473-3850.

There will be an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion, 1480 American Legion Way, in Jonesboro, from 7 a.m., to 11 p.m., on Saturday, June 28. The breakfast is a fund-raiser for Eagle Scouts. For more information, call (770) 478-8046.

The City of Riverdale is holding a two-day Community Yard Sale on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the Travon Wilson Memorial Park, at 7208 Church Street in Riverdale, from 8 a.m., to 7 p.m. The sale is a fund-raiser to support the 2008 centennial celebration. Vendor space costs between $25 and $75. For more information, please call (770) 783-1486.


The American Legion Post 147 and Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday night July 2 at Maritza and Frank's, 637 North Central Ave., Hapeville, at 6 p.m. Come and find out more information about our post and about the American Legion. For more information, call Sherry Davis at (770) 498-6471.

The City of Forest Park Recreation and Leisure Services Department will be offering Summer/Fall adult softball. There will be four leagues, with two for men, one for women and one for men and women. The leagues will play under ASA rules and start the week of July 7. To reserve team space, for a fee of $400, call (404) 363-2908.

On Monday, July 14, the Lynn Wheeler Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at Eagle's Brooke County Club in Locust Grove. Diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Lynn Wheeler, wife of the head of the Clayton State University Music Department, Dr. Douglas Wheeler, went into remission in September of that year, only to suffer a serious spinal injury in an auto accident on Christmas Day, 2005, an accident that has confined her to a wheelchair and using a respirator. Undaunted, the Wheelers have remained strong members of Covenant Presbyterian, and Lynn continues to serve in the church's children's ministry. Members of Covenant want to be able "to bless Lynn as she has blessed us." Thus, the church is holding a fund-raising golf tournament at Eagle's Brooke. The tournament will feature a clinic by former PGA touring professional Greg Powers, lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A, door prizes, raffles, and a 2008 Ford, courtesy of Allan Vigil Ford, for a hole-in-one. Single players may register for $95. Four-person teams, for $380. For more information, call Joseph Starr at (678) 637-2731, or Jack Stillman at (678) 471-1526.

The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding its Entrepreneur Development Series (EDS) at the School of Business in July. The series will include courses on starting a business, writing a business plan, marketing, and obtaining finances for your business. The EDS will offer "Marketing Your Small Business" on Thursday, July 24 and "Financing Your Small Business" on Friday, July 25. All classes will run from 9 a.m., until noon. An individual class is $69. To sign up online or to find out more about the Small Business Development Center, go to www.business.clayton.edu/sbdc, or call (678) 466-5100.

The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Clayton County Cooperative Extension Service and the Master Gardeners of Clayton County, are offering a free Lunch and Learn on the topic of "Preserving Summer." The session will be held at 1263 Government Circle, in Jonesboro, on Thursday, July 24, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Attendees will learn about preserving produce by canning, freezing, and dehydrating. They will learn about needed supplies and the best techniques for different fruits and vegetables. The classes are free, but registration is required. Register at (770) 473-5434, or email hortpa@uga.edu

Giff Beaton, author of "Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast" will guide a group through the wetlands trail in a free dragonfly program on Sunday, July 27 at 8:30 p.m. The group will learn identifications and biology of the various species. Registration is required. For more information, call (770) 603-5606.


The Stockbridge High School Classes of 1988 and 1989 are holding a reunion on Oct. 4, and are attempting to locate lost alumni. For more information, or to help locate alumni who graduated in '88 or '89, call Rob Roark at (404) 867-4974 or Donna Turpin at (770) 331-2748.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Augustin Clayton Chapter in Jonesboro, has members from Fayette, Henry and Clayton counties. The chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Membership is open to any woman 18, or older, who can trace her lineal descent from a Revolutionary War soldier, or patriot. Chapter members provide research assistance as necessary. Call Liz Grimes at (770) 477-5761, or visit the web site www.geocities.com/aclaytondar, for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous meets monthly at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, 142 South Main St., every Thursday at 7 p.m. Call (770) 472-9818 for more information.

AARP Riverdale Chapter No. 4409 meets the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m., in the Frank Bailey Senior Center, 6213 Riverdale Road. Call Chuck Ware, president, at (770) 471-9004 for more information.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro (Lower level of ROC). Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., and the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, call Patti at (404) 766-8061.

The Southern Crescent Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, ABWA, meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Best Western, 619 Ga. Highway 138, Stockbridge. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7 p.m. Contact Debbie Watkins at (404) 863-9568.

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