Flu shots available at CSU

The Clayton State University Health Services is offering flu shots, again this year. On Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., UHS will officially launch its annual flu shot campaign in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. UHS has about 250 doses of the flu vaccine in stock, and can get more if the demand is there. The fees for the shots are $23 for the public. Individuals may also stop by University Health Services in room 211 of the Clayton State Student Center from 2-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays to get flu shots.

Judge Glenda Hatchett, and the National Scholarship Service, will focus on empowering parents and strengthening families in a free public workshop scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center. For more information, call Debbie Harris, Media Relations Manager at (678) 674-1200.

Executive directors of Clayton County 501c3 nonprofit organizations are invited to a nonprofit forum and grant orientation workshop. It is an interactive forum to identify the issues and challenges facing the Clayton nonprofit community and to help identify areas for The Community Foundation's involvement. The Clayton Fund's Common Good Funds grant program will also be discussed. The forum will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Jim Huie Recreation and Aquatic Center, 9045 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro. This is an invitation only event. Space is limited. For further information and to reserve a seat, please contact Kim Frederking, Regional Outreach Director at kfrederking@atlcf.org or (678) 462-8320.

Clayton Center will be having its annual Haunted House from 7 -10 p.m., from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, at Flint River Center, 6315 Garden Walk Boulevard, in Riverdale, located behind Southern Regional Medical Center. All proceeds will go towards assisting persons with issues stemming from mental illness, addictive diseases and/or developmental disabilities, and children with emotional and/or developmental delays within Clayton County. For more information, call Elaine Stevens at (770) 603-4768.

United Credit Education Service is hosting a free seminar talk about how to get your credit restored will be held at the Riverdale Branch Library at 420 Valley Hill Road in Riverdale, from 1-2 p.m. on October 25. For more information call (770) 997-7296.

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

The Spivey Hall High School Honor Choir, conducted by Jeffrey Redding, will give its culminating concert at the world-famous Spivey Hall on the campus of Clayton State University on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. Tickets to this performance are $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200.

The Georgia State University Singers, an acclaimed ensemble of 62 mixed voices under conductor Randall Hooper, will be performing at Clayton State University's world-famous Spivey Hall on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. Tickets to this performance are $15. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200.

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 Road, S.W. For more information call (770) 997-7296.

The Recruit Military 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., from 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.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will be holding a Family Empowerment Dinner, "Bridge Building for Change," on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Amazing Grace World Outreach Church, 260 Forest Parkway, Forest Park. Dinner will include a program with community leaders focusing on messages in education, legislation, economics and crime. Students, 18 and under, $12. Adults, $20. For ticket information call Vivian Baldwin (770) 991-9881, Linda Granger (678) 467-6629 or Vernice Scott (678) 432-8522.

The Clayton State University Wind Ensemble will give a free concert in the University's world-famous Spivey Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for the concert, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Carney at patrickcarney@clayton.edu.

An Identity Theft Shred Day, co-sponsored by the Anton Taylor Allstate Agency and McIntyre Recycling Service of Atlanta will be held in the parking lot of Taylor's Allstate offices at 11336 Tara Boulevard, on Nov. 11. The event is open to individuals who want to shred personal information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the Allstate Insurance Company will be on hand to answer questions about protection from identity theft. For more information, visit www.allstate.com.

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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