'31 Cent Scoop Night' at Baskin-Robbins


Baskin-Robbins will have its third annual "31 Cent Scoop Night," on Wednesday, April 29, from 5 to 10 p.m., at its stores nationwide, including the Jonesboro location, 7911 Tara Blvd., and the Lake City location, 5663 Jonesboro Road. During the event, the ice cream brand will reduce the 2.5 ounce ice cream scoops to 31 cents. For more details, contact your nearest location.

The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will have a meeting on Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m., at the board room in the Housing Authority of Clayton County, 732 Main St. Forest Park. For more details, call the Housing Authority at (404) 362-1200.


An Alzheimer's support group will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at GoldenCrest Assisted Living Residence, 2160 Lake Harbin Road, Morrow. Meetings will continue every fourth Thursday of the month. For more details, contact Gery Saunders at (770) 961-2200.

Clayton County Solicitor General Tasha M. Mosley will host a town hall meeting in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2009 on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Board of Commissioners' office, 112 Smith St., Jonesboro. Crime prevention will be the theme of the meeting, and there will be a panel discussion on the elements of crime prevention, and how to reduce victimization and promote community unity. The panel will also answer questions from the audience. For details, contact Darlene Johnson Riggins, victim services officer, at (678) 479-5503.

Georgia Urology and Southern Regional Health System will offer free patient education seminars for men on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., at Southern Regional's Education Center at 11 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale. Registration begins at 6 p.m. The seminars will be led by Dr. Darrell Carment of Georgia Urology. Spouses and partners are welcome. To register, call 1(877) 433-2873.

Friday - May 31

The Vitamin Shoppe stores in the Jonesboro area will accept cash donations, on behalf of Vitamin Angels, during the entire month of May. Vitamin Angels is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vital nutrition in the form of supplements to developing countries, communities and individuals in need. The goal is to eradicate childhood blindness caused by vitamin A deficiency worldwide by 2020. For more details, visit www.vitaminshoppe.com.


Forest Park Recreation and Leisure Services will hold the "Swing into Spring Festival" on Saturday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m., to 6 p.m., at Starr Park, 803 Forest Parkway. A rain date has been set for May 9. Recreation and Leisure Services is currently looking for performers and vendors for the event. Contact Sharon Smith at (404) 363-2908.

Back Pain Chiropractic has partnered with Hearts to Nourish Food Pantry to help feed the hungry. Back Pain Chiropractic is donating services in exchange for non-perishable and canned good items on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., at 176 Highway 138, Suite 101, Riverdale. For details, contact Tessa Greene at (770) 997-2100.

A Low Cost Animal Vaccine Clinic will take place on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., at the Clayton County Animal Control parking lot, 1396 Government Circle, Jonesboro. Rabies vaccinations will be $10, DHPP and FVRCP vaccinations will be $15 and micro-chipping will cost $25. Cash only will be accepted. All animals must be contained and controlled. Owners with five or more pets to be vaccinated must come after lunch hours. Appointments aren't necessary. The Animal Vaccine Clinic is sponsored by the Clayton County Police Department.


The Spivey Station Surgery Center will host a free community fair and grand-opening celebration on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Spivey Station, 7813 Spivey Station Boulevard, Suite 100, Jonesboro. The event will include activities, such as pony rides, a petting zoo and health screenings. For more details, or to RSVP, visit www.spiveystationsurgerycenter.com, or call Spivey Station at (770) 268-6000.


The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service in Clayton County presents "Pruning Shrubs and Trees," a free class for the community on Monday, May 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the cooperative extension office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. Register at (770) 473-5434.

May 7

The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District's monthly meeting will be held on May 7, at 11 a.m., at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 761-3020.

May 7-16

The Safe America Foundation will offer driver's education classes at its state-licensed Safe TeenGeorgia affiliate, in the Jim Huie Recreation Center, 9045 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, from May 7 through May 16. Students attend 30 hours of classroom instruction, and complete 10 to 16 hours behind the wheel. To check for schedules and availability, or to register, visit www.safeamerica.org, or call (770) 973-7233.

May 8

The Clayton County Housing Authority will host a foreclosure seminar on May 8, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, 3499 Rex Road, Rex. For details, contact Marshel Hambrick at (770) 472-8042.

A CATSNIP Discount Spay-Neuter will take place on May 8 at the Clayton County Animal Control parking lot, 1396 Government Circle, Jonesboro. The surgery will cost $60 for female cats and $40 for male cats. Vaccinations will be able at the time of surgery. If proof of Rabies vaccination cannot be provided prior to surgery, a mandatory Rabies vaccination will be given. Rabies vaccinations will cost $10, FVRCP will cost $10, FeLV will cost $15, de-worming will cost $10 and flea treatment will cost $10. The CATSNIP Discount Spay-Neuter clinic is sponsored by the Clayton County Police Department. Reservations are required. Please call (770) 455-7077, or visit www.ProjectCatSnip.com.

May 12

Warshaw Properties, Inc. is hosting a job fair, and is currently hiring for property managers, leasing consultants, maintenance technicians and punch/grounds. Prospective employees must bring their resumes and a valid driver's license to the job fair on May 12, from 3 p.m., to 7 p.m., at the Lake Regency Estates Apartment Home Community's leasing office, 5724 Riverdale Road, College Park. No appointment is necessary, and the last walk-in will be taken at 6:45 p.m. For more details, call (770) 874-5030.

May 16

The Clayton County Library System will host, "Antiques on the Lawn," a free family event on May 16, from 12 to 4 p.m., at the Clayton County Library System, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. Performing artists, antique dealers and authors are invited to participate in the event. Vendors should reserve a spot to display and sell their items, and provide a $10 donation. The entertainment will be magician Ken Scott Noon, and there will be musical performances from 1 to 4 p.m. Inflatables, and arts and crafts will be provided for children. For more details, contact Sherry Turner at (770) 473-3850, or e-mail her at turners@claytonpl.org.

May 23

The Atlanta Festival Ballet will host "Dancing on the Square" May 23 at 7 p.m. Guests will learn the rumba, the West African line, beach and swing dancing. There will be a contest for dancers, ages 3 to 9 years old. The program is supported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts, through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and in partnership with Arts Clayton. For more details, call (770) 507-2775.

May 30

Arts Clayton will have an art exhibit entitled, "Organic Matters." at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St., Jonesboro. Artwork is being accepted until May 30 at 1 p.m. The show is open to all mediums. Artists are encouraged to center the "organic" theme, when creating their pieces, around mother nature, being green, conservation, reusing and recycling. The exhibition will be from June 2 to July 12. The opening reception will be held on June 4. For more details, contact Arts Clayton Gallery at (770) 473-5457.

June 8-19

Arts Clayton's 16th Annual Summer Arts Camp will be held June 8-19 at E.J. Swint Elementary School, 500 Ga. Highway 138, Jonesboro. For details, contact Arts Clayton at (770) 473-5457.

June 20

State Representative Mike Glanton, and Clayton County District 1 Commissioner Sonna Singleton will host "The East Clayton County Community Day Festival 2009" on June 20, at 10 a.m., at the Carl G. Rhodenizer Recreation Center, 3499 Rex Road, Rex. The third annual free event will provide guests with music and entertainment. Also, activities for children will include face painting, slides and pony rides. Food will be offered by several non-profit organizations for a minimum cost. A community yard sale will be part of the event as well. For details, contact State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Ellenwood) at (678) 479-7730, or County Commissioner Sonna Singleton at (678)201-2187. About the yard sale, contact Marie Barber at (770) 961-6441.

June 22-26

The Clayton County 4-H Club will host a 4-H Summer Camp for fifth-graders, June 22-26 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Registration is being accepted at the Clayton County 4-H office, at 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. For a copy of the application, visit the 4-H web site at www.co.clayton.ga.us/extension_svc/4h.org/summercamp/default.htm. Space is limited. Contact the 4-H staff at (770) 473-3945.

July 6-10

Camp Ivy Inc., a camp for children with Type 1 diabetes, will be held from July 6 through July 10 at the Calvin Center, 13550 Woolsey Road, Hampton. Children ages 2 and up can participate in the program. Call (678) 688-5124.

Datebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Maria Jose Subiria. To submit an item for publication, e-mail msubiria@news-daily.com, or fax to (770) 472-2060, attention: Datebook.