A car buying seminar will be held at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Darnell Jenkins will cover questions including whether to buy a new or used vehicle, trading cars, purchase financing, and buying or leasing. For more information or to register, call (770) 473-3850.
Arts Clayton has opened enrollment to two summer art camps. The 15 annual Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp is for kids entering the 1st through 6th grades next fall. Campers participate in performing arts and visual arts from June 9 through June 20. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m., to 12:15 p.m., costs $155 and will be held at Lee Street Elementary School in Jonesboro. A Young Teen Camp, for students entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades next fall, will also be held from June 9 through June 20. The students will choose from a selection of arts, including theater, cartooning, animation, photography and painting. Tuition is based on class choices. The camp will also be held at Lee Street Elementary in Jonesboro. For more information and to register via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (770) 472-5775.
The Spivey Hall Young Artists and the Spivey Hall Children's Choir will be performing on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m., each day. The Spivey Hall Young Artists' spring concert showcases the achievements of the Young Artists, who will cap off their year with a program that includes performances with the Spivey Hall Children's Choir. The programs for the Spivey Hall Young Artists and the Spivey Hall Children's Choir includes: Henderson Psalm 100; Cantate Domino; Bach Bist du Bei Mir; Laughing and Shouting for Joy, duet from Cantata No. 15; Chilcott Can You Hear Me?; The Turtle Dove; arrangement by Andre Thomas John Saw Duh Numbuh. For more information about the Children's Choir, visit http://www.spiveyhall.org/education. Admission for all three shows is $20 per person.
A Clayton Center Day Camp for Elementary School Children, ages 5 to 11, will be held from June 2 to Aug. 1, from 8 a.m., to 6 p.m., every day. There will be sports, performing arts, health and wellness education, arts and crafts, academic support and some day trips. Registration is $20 and the event costs $49 per week. Application deadline is May 16. For more information or to register, call Tanita Teagle at (770) 991-7420.
Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department is holding Mayfest at Clayton County International Park, on 2300 Highway 138 S.E., in Jonesboro, on May 16 from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. Mayfest is an annual event for those 55 and older, celebrating Older American's Month of May, offering education information on a variety of issues. Registration is free and available at all of the county's senior centers.
A Kiwanis Walk for Reading at Jester's Creek Trail, to benefit the Clayton County Library's Vacation Reading Program, will be held at 9 a.m., on May 17. The three-mile walk will start at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Road. Registration costs $10, $12, and $15 with a T-shirt, and $30 to $40 for a family of three or more. To register, or for more information, e-mail Gloria Jenkins at email@example.com, or call Mike Mead at (678) 466-4679.
The Clayton Center Behavior Health Services will host a Mental Health Resource Fair on May 23 from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., at Flint River Center, 6315 Garden Walk Blvd., in Riverdale. Information will be available on adult behavioral health services, including mental health and addictive diseases, on developmental services including clinical support services and family support services, on child and adolescent services such as family and group therapy and community support services. For more information, please call (770) 478-2280.
The Clayton Center is having a Flea Market on May 24 from 8 a.m., to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Child and Adolescent Building parking lot, behind Southern Regional Medical Center, 6315 Garden Walk Blvd., in Riverdale. Tables cost $20. Vendors keep their own profits, and the $20 goes to the Center's food pantry. To reserve a table, call Pat Milton at (770) 991-7420, ext. 216.
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Clayton County Cooperative Extension Service, and The Master Gardeners of Clayton County, in cooperation with the Southwood Garden Club, presents "Through the Year with Gardening." It will be held at Clayton County Headquarters Library, 865 Battlecreek Road, in Jonesboro, on Friday, June 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m.. Open to the Public.
The Stockbridge High School Classes of 1988 and 1989 are holding a reunion on Oct. 4, and some are attempting to locate lost alumni. For more information about the reunion 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 years of age 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.
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, Southside, meets the second Tuesday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m., at the International Buffet, Kroger Shopping center, I-75 and Highway 138. Hear a new speaker each month. The group is seeking to grow. For information, call Hal Dayhuff at (404) 234-9724.
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.
A breast cancer support group meets on the first Saturday of every month at 11 a.m., in "The Rock," at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, 142 College St. Call Joyce Medin at (770) 478-8823 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 Valley Hill Baptist Church in Riverdale. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., and the meeting at 7 p.m. Call Beverly at (770) 471-7606, or (770) 471-0441 for more information.
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., the program starts at 7 p.m. Contact Debbie Watkins at (404) 863-9568.
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