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Haunted House held by Clayton Center

Clayton Center will be having its annual Haunted House from 7-10 p.m., from Oct. 24-31, 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.

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 Clayton State University Philosophy Society will be holding a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30, in room 233 of the University's Arts and Sciences Building. The topic for this week's discussion will be "Socialism vs. Capitalism." The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Forest Park Recreation and Leisure Services will be having its Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. The carnival will be held in the gym at the Recreation Center, 803 Forest Parkway. The carnival is for children ages 2-12 and admission is 50 cents. For more information call (404) 363-2908.

The Riverdale High School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will have 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 Southern Crescent Chorale is having its fifth annual Benefit Concert on Sat., Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Harp's Crossing Baptist Church on Highway 92 South in Fayetteville. The concert will benefit The Fayette Youth Protection Home in Fayetteville. Choirs from Fayette County High School, Georgia Young Men's Ensemble and the Gwinnett Choral Guild will join the Chorale for an evening of choral music.

The NAACP is looking for volunteers to help get out the vote. The NAACP is non-partisan. For more information call (770) 471-0669.

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an "Actividay," providing children's activities for parents who are voting. Activities include arts and crafts, games, swimming and more. Cost is $15 and space is limited. For more information, call your local recreation center: Rex, (770) 472-8042; Forest Park, (770) 473-5722; Jonesboro, (678) 479-5136; Riverdale, (770) 603-4001.

The American Legion Post 147 and Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday nights, 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 hold 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.

Riverdale Elementary School, 6630 Camp St., Riverdale, will have a Fall Festival 2008 on Nov. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a football toss, cake-walk, Sponge Bob sponge toss, ring toss, go fishing and more games, as well as a train ride, pony rides, giant slide and bungee run. Tickets are 25 cents. For more information call Riverdale Elementary at (770) 994-4015.

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.

The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation Monthly District Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro.

The Diabetes Association of Metro Atlanta is hosting Diabetes University Nov. 8 at the Apparel Mart , 230 Spring Street, in Atlanta. For more information, please visit www.diabetesatlanta.org, or call (404) 527-7150, Ext. 100.

An Identity Theft Shred Day, co-sponsored by the Anton Taylor of the 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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