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Knights of Columbus to feed public safety workers

The Jonesboro Knights of Columbus will host its 36th annual Public Safety Appreciation Day in the council hall, at 481 Flint River Road, from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., on Oct. 15. The Knights of Columbus will provide the Clayton County communities' Police, Fire, EMT, Sheriff's Deputies and 911 Personnel with lunch.

The third and final presidential debate of the 2008 election campaign will be broadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. As part of Clayton State University's on-going efforts to inform its students, faculty, staff and the public about the issues, Dr. Joseph Corrado, assistant professor of Political Science and chairman of the American Democracy Project, has arranged for a live Internet radio broadcast from the Clayton State Student Activities Center. Shelley Winters, of www.ustalknetwork.com, along with several candidates for local offices, will be coming to the Student Activities Center on the evening of Oct. 15, to both watch the final presidential debate and to comment on it live on the air after the debate concludes. For more information, contact Corrado at joecorrado@clayton.edu, or call (678) 466-4803.

Performer and educator Slim Goodbody, will present "Bodyology," a musical production that teaches children about the human body and what it takes to keep it healthy. Topics include basic anatomy, nutrition, exercise, obesity prevention, hygiene, and other healthy habits. He will be performing at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center on Oct. 15 and 17, in two, one-hour morning shows, 10 a.m., and 11:50 a.m. The price for children or adults is $6.50. Order tickets at www.slimgoodbody.com.

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting "Lights On After School Rally" at Lee Street Park, from 5-8 p.m., on Oct. 16. The event observes and supports the role of after-school programs, and advocates for legislation maintaining funding for after-school programs. For more information, call (678) 479-5139.

The Clayton County Extension Service presents "Fescue Lawn Renovation" on Oct. 16 at the Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, in Jonesboro, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Learn how experts at the University of Georgia do fescue lawns, including turf selection, mowing, fertilizing, weed control and disease management. Call (770) 473-5434 to register.

Join the City of Lovejoy in partnership with Lovejoy Middle and Lovejoy High School in a Gang Awareness and Prevention workshop on Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Part of a six-week series, the workshop is aimed at parents, features a former Atlanta gang member, and will consider the difference between snitching and telling, the importance of community partnerships and building strong relationships with law enforcement. The session will be held at the Lovejoy Community Center, 11622 Hastings Bridge Road. For more information, call City Councilman Tommy Green at (678) 201-8130.

Spivey Hall's 2008/2009 Jazz Series opens on Friday, Oct. 17 with an 8:15 p.m., performance by the Kenny Barron Trio. Lauded as "one of the top jazz pianists in the world" and "the most lyrical pianist of our time," Kenny Barron is a master of jazz piano. Tickets to this performance are $40. Following Barron, on Saturday, Oct. 18, will be guitarist Robert Belinic making his Spivey Hall debut. The sole winner of the 2001 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig, and the first guitarist ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Croatian guitarist Belinic has been called "a genius, a poet, a super-sensitive musician." His Spivey Hall program will include: J.S. BACH/Belinic Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E-flat Major, BWV 998; SOR Introduction and Variations on "Marlborough s'en va-t-en guerre"; MANGOR... Vals No. 3, Opus 8, Julia Florida, Cueca; CAGALJ Four Dances for Guitar; BROUWER Sonata; and LAURO Two Venezuelan Folk Dances. Tickets to Belinic's 8:15 p.m., performance are $30. For tickets to both performances, and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200.

The Clayton County Business Community "Business2Business Bowling Tournament 2008 will be held on Friday, Oct. 17. The Second Annual Event, hosted by State Rep. Mike Glanton and Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, will be held at Pin Strikes Bowling Center, at 3478 Mt. Zion Road, Stockbridge. The Tournament begins at 6 p.m. Registration is $300 per team of five. Proceeds from the tournament will support several local non-profits, Including the House of Dawn, Inc., the Reservoir Foundation, the National Commercial Aviation Museum and the African Women's Development Foundation, Inc (USA).

For more information, sponsorship and team registrations, contact Rep. Mike Glanton at (678) 479-7730.

One of the largest exhibition organizers in North America, Marketplace Events, is debuting a three-day home show to inspire Atlanta-area homeowners. The Home Show will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, Oct. 17 to 19, 2008, and will feature a wide array of attractions and exhibits to entertain visitors and showcase hot new trends in home remodeling, interior décor and landscaping.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, and FREE for those 5 or younger.

For more information, and a schedule of speakers and show highlights, visit www.ATLhomeshow.com.

The Tara Beekeepers Association will present a "Beekeeping Short Course" at the Reynolds Nature Preserve on Saturday Oct. 18, from 8 a.m., to 4:15 p.m. The course is for beginning beekeepers, but experienced beekeepers seeking current information also are welcome. The course will enable most people to easily maintain a hive. The cost of the day-long class is $50, or $55 the day of the program at the door, which includes a one-year membership for Tara Beekeeper Club, the Short Course, refreshments, lunch, handouts and the book, "A First Lesson in Beekeeping." Children are free if accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, call (770) 473-5434, or e-mail hortpa@uga.edu.

The Clayton County Farm Bureau will be promoting the importance of agriculture and member benefits, including insurance, at the Firefighter Combat Challenge, 1986 Mt. Zion Road, on Oct. 18. The Firefighter Challenge will be held adjacent to the Home Depot in Morrow. The bureau will also be giving give away door prizes and goody bags. Agents and secretaries will be available to answer questions or concerns. For more information, call Teresa Myers at (770) 478-3317, or visit the office at 1738 Noah's Ark Road, in Jonesboro.

Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, the official museum and archives of Delta Air Lines, will host its second annual Atlanta Airline Collectibles Show and Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18. The museum is not normally open to the public, but will offer general access for the once-a-year event. For more information, call (404) 715-7886.

The American Business Women's Association Southern Crescent Chapter is sponsoring a free Networking Event, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Clubhouse, 1930 Jodeco Road. Business women cordially welcome. For more information, contact Ellen Fister at (770) 331-0223 or ellenmfister@yahoo.com.

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association (CCREA) will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the CAB at First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Jonesboro. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and will be followed by lunch ($7). All members and newly retired Clayton County educators are invited to attend and join the association. William Greene, Executive Director of the Clayton County Board of Education Perry Learning Center, will be the guest speaker.

Forest Park Recreation and Leisure Services will host its health and fitness 5k Fun Run/Walk on Oct. 25, starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $10 for seniors and kids under 8; $15 in advance, and $20 on the day of the race. For more information, call (404) 363-2908.

The Second Annual Georgia Firefighters' Gala to Benefit the Heart-Burn Foundation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, 4736 Best Road, College Park, from 7 p.m., to midnight. For more information, call (678) 419-4440

Forest Park Recreation and Leisure Services is accepting vendors for the International Autumn in the Park Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10:30 a.m., to 6 p.m., at Starr Park. For more information, call (404) 363-2908.

United Credit Eduv-cation services is having a seminar on Oct. 25 at the Riverdale Library Branch @ 420 Valley Hill RD S.W. For more information call (770) 997-7296.

The RecruitMilitary Career Fair will be held on Oct. 29 at the Georgia International Convention Center, from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m. Veterans will be able to interview with an all-star team of National, Regional, and Local employers at the RecruitMilitary Career Fair. This event is produced in cooperation with President Bush's National Hire Veterans Committee (Hire Vets First), The American Legion, and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN).

The Riverdale High School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will be having a community yard sale on Saturday, Nov 1. 9 a.m., to 2 p.m., at 160 Roberts Drive. The public is welcome to set up booths and conduct their own yard sale at the same time. Booth rental is $25. Contact Wayne Bowens at (404) 374-0159.

The American Legion Post 147 and Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday nights, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3 at Maritza and Frank's, 637 North Central Ave., Hapeville. Come and find out more information about the post and about the American Legion.

Clayton County Master Gardener Program applications are being accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 12, for the class of 2009, which begins in January and runs through mid-March. Classes are held at participating counties on Mondays from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m. Applications are available by calling (770) 473-5434, or e-mailing hortpa@uga.edu.

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