East Clayton Community Day is Saturday


The Hartsfield Area Transportation Management Association, Inc., will host its second quarterly "Greening Your Work-site" event today, from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., at the Hilton Atlanta Airport, 1031 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. The series is $20 for HATMA members, $25 for non-members and $30 at the door. The series will provide tips on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification process, and how to save company dollars while helping to preserve the environment. For more details, call HATMA at (404) 761-6774, or visit www.hatma.org.

The board managers of the Housing Authority of Clayton County Facilities Holding Company, LLC, will hold a monthly meeting today, at 5:30 p.m., at the Housing Authority of Clayton County, 732 Main Street, Forest Park. Following the meeting, there will be a Housing Authority of Clayton County board meeting, at 6 p.m. For more details, contact the Housing Authority of Clayton County, at (404) 362-1200.


The Clayton County Foreclosure Resource Center will hold a Prevention Committee meeting on Thursday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m., at the Housing Authority of Clayton County, 732 Main Street, Forest Park. Following the meeting, there will be a Clayton County Foreclosure Resource Center Stabilization Committee meeting, at 11:30 a.m. For more details, contact the Housing Authority of Clayton County, at (404) 362-1200.


The Citizens of Riverdale Youth (CORY) program, a collaborative effort among youth, parents, law enforcement, fire services personnel and others, will run from July 1 through July 31, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m. The program will take place at the Riverdale Police Department, 6690 Church St., Riverdale. Those who wish to participate must be a child that lives in, and attends middle school in Riverdale. Participants of the program will learn about different life situations, work on community projects and travel to local attractions. The deadline for enrolling is Friday. For more details, contact Riverdale Police Sgt. Nicole Rabel at (770) 909-5416, or e-mail nrabel@riverdalega.gov.


State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Ellenwood), and Clayton County District 1 Commissioner Sonna Singleton, will host The East Clayton County Community Day Festival 2009 on Saturday, at 10 a.m., at the Carl G. Rhodenizer Recreation Center, 3499 Rex Road, Rex. The free event will provide guests with music and entertainment. 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 Glanton at (678) 479-7730, or Singleton at (678) 201-2187. For details about the yard sale, contact Marie Barber at (770) 961-6441.

The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc., will host a public meeting on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. The speaker will be author, historian, geographer and lecturer John Vogt, Jr. For more details, call Jo Anne Miller at (770) 957-4740.

The Clayton County Extension Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday and Saturday, beginning Saturday, June 20, at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service in Clayton County, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. The farmers market will operate from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., on Wednesdays, and from 9 to 11 a.m., on Saturdays. There is free space for 33 local gardeners. Gardeners can sell items from their car, pickup truck or table. For more details, call (770) 473-5434.


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.

June 27

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will present a "Preschool Story Swim" on June 27, from 12 to 2 p.m., at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center, 1475 East Fayetteville Road, Riverdale. Children ages 2 to 5 are eligible to participate. Parents will be able to bring children to the pool, and enjoy a story about pool and water safety, followed by a safe swim in the pool. For more details, contact Justin Blanton at (770) 603-4001.

The American Cancer Society will host Reach to Recovery training, for breast cancer survivor volunteers, on June 27, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1260 Ga. Highway 54, Fayetteville. The volunteers will serve as confidants by offering hope and strength to breast cancer patients. Reach to Recovery offers one-to-one confidentiality between the volunteer and breast cancer patient. For more details, contact Lisa Cockerham at (770) 631-0625.

July 1

Participants should RSVP before July 1 for the City of Forest Park's annual "City of Forest Park/Forest Park Dwarf House 5K Fun Run/Walk." The event is scheduled for Sept. 26, at 8:30 a.m., at Starr Park, 803 Forest Parkway, Forest Park. The "Kiddie Run," for children ages 8 and under, will begin at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $10 for senior citizens, $15 in advance and $20 the day of the race. For more details, contact Michael Morris, Sr., at (404) 363-2908.

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. For more details, call (678) 688-5124.

July 9, 21

The City of Riverdale will host a free "Pre-Foreclosure Housing Seminar" on July 9 and 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at 750 Main Street, Riverdale. The seminar is designed to educate and assist homeowners in the areas of loan modification, restructuring loans, rate reduction and how to avoid home foreclosure rescue and recovery scams. The seminar is sponsored by Wanda Wallace, councilwoman for the City of Riverdale, and Denese Johnson of the NID-Housing Counseling Agency. For more details, contact Wallace at (770) 997-8989, or e-mail wwallace@riverdalega.gov.

July 18

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will present "Grand Ole Grandparents Day" on July 18, from 12 to 4 p.m., at the Jim Huie Recreation Center, and Steve Lundquist Aquatic Center, 9045 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. The event, which will include swimming, board games, arts and crafts, and ice cream, will allow grandparents to enjoy quality time with their grandchildren. For more details, call (678) 479-5133.

July 25-26

The Peach State Depression Glass Club will present the 33rd Annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale, July 25, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., and July 26, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Admission is $6, and will be valid for both days. Parking is free. For more details, contact Ken Harper, show chairman, at (770) 582-0907, or visit www.psdgc.com.

July 25

Clayton County Parks and Recreation will present "Movie Under the Stars," a free community event, beginning around 9 p.m., on July 25. "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" is scheduled to show at the Jim Huie Recreation Center, 9045 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. On Aug. 22, "Hotel for Dogs" will be showing at International Park, 2300 Ga. Highway 138, Jonesboro. "Monsters vs. Aliens" will show on Sept. 19, at the Gerald A. Matthews Complex, 1935 McDonough Road, Hampton. For more details, contact Clayton County Parks and Recreation at (770) 477-3766.

July 31

Jabez's Balanced Nutrition Services will be providing free breakfast and lunch for children 18 years of age, and under, until July 31, at Battle Creek Village Townhomes, 1174 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m. The meal menu includes hamburgers, turkey wraps, grilled chicken sandwiches, cereal, milk, fruit and juice. The program is designed to take the place of the National School Lunch Program during the summer vacation period, so that meals for many low-income children are not lost. Meals are provided to eligible children at no cost in needy neighborhoods across the county. For more details, contact Pia Speight at (770) 960-1300, or e-mail battlecreek@bgiapartments.com.


Youth Under Construction, Inc., will host "Camp Character" through Aug. 7, from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the Riverdale First United Methodist Church, 6390 Church St., Riverdale. Campers, ages 6 to 16, will be able to participate in programs on character education, leadership skills, community service, building self-esteem, etiquette, money management, abstinence, career development, and tobacco, alcohol and drug-use prevention. The camp registration is $80, and $80 per week. There will be an additional cost for field trips. There will be free before-, and after-program care from 7 to 9 a.m., and 4 to 6 p.m. Spaces are limited. For more details, visit www.youthunderconstruction.org, or contact Shenita Scott at (404) 429-8288, or scottshenita@aol.com.

There will be an Alzheimer's Support Group meeting every fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the GoldenCrest Assisted Living Residence, 2160 Lake Harbin Road, Morrow. For more details, contact Gery Saunders at (770) 961-2200.

Arts Clayton hosts "Home School Fridays" every second Friday of the month, at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main Street, Jonesboro. Elementary and preschool students will be able supplement their home school curriculum with an educational gallery tour, and art project. The art projects will vary each month, and will complement that month's exhibit. The cost per project will be $5. For more details, contact Arts Clayton at (770) 473-5488.

Arts Clayton hosts a "Saturday Spark!" every third Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main Street, Jonesboro. Families will attend for an experience related to the monthly exhibition, or create art projects. The cost per project is $5. For more details, contact Arts Clayton at (770) 473-5457.

Riverdale Family Billiards hosts a daily chess club, beginning at 5 p.m., at 6598 Ga. Highway 85, Riverdale. Board sets are available, or participants can bring their own. For more details, contact John Jackson at (770) 909-9200, Mark Montour at (770) 369-2749 or e-mail sekon012002@yahoo.com.

The Atlanta Airport Rotary Club will hold weekly meetings, every Friday from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., at its new location, Ramada Atlanta Airport Conference Center, 1380 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta. For more details, call (404) 295-1067.

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.