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'Lights on Afterschool' Thursday at International Park

Vibha Singla, C.P.A.-P.C., will conduct a "Non-profit Workshop" on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1:30 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. The workshop will include topics, such as "Legal Issues," "Grant Writing," and "Fund-raising." Call (404) 366-0004.

Positive Press PR will host a "Public Speaking Basics: ‘Fearless Speaking'" workshop, on Thursday Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Positive Press PR, 186 North Ave., Suite 106, Jonesboro. Individuals will learn communication skills that should assist in enhancing their business. Participants will also learn the fundamentals of speaking and practice speaking techniques, in the interactive workshop. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, call (770) 471-9161.

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will host "Lights on Afterschool," on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro. Activities will include performers, food, games and arts and crafts. Parents will be able to register their children in an after-school program at their local county recreation center. Call (678)479-5136.

The Rainmakers Business Networking Group will host a "Business Startup, Improvement, Grant Acquisition Seminar" on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., at 176 Highway 138 S.W., Suite 100, Riverdale. Individuals will learn information on various topics, including, starting a business and improving a business. Must RSVP to attend. Call (678) 907-0200.

Thursday-Saturday

The Jonesboro Firehouse Museum/Community Center will have a yard sale, from Thursday, Oct. 21, to Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., at the museum, 103 West Mill St., Jonesboro. There will be items such as appliances, clothes and accessories for sale. For more information, call (770) 471-0036.

Friday

State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Ellenwood) and Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin will host the "Clayton County Business Community Business2Business Bowling Tournament 2010" on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., at Pin Strikes Entertainment Center, at 3478 Mt. Zion Road, Stockbridge. Registration is $300 for a team of five. Teams must consist of three males and two females, or vice versa. To participate, individuals must be at least 21 years old. Proceeds will support local non-profit organizations, including House of Dawn, Inc., and African Women's Development Foundation, Inc. Contact Glanton at (678) 479-7730, or Baskin at (770) 477-3311.

Until Saturday

The Clayton County Water Authority is looking for volunteers for its annual "Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup," until Saturday, Oct. 23. The event will occur on Oct. 23, from 10 a.m., to noon, at Beaver Dam Creek, in Independence Park, 8970 Thomas Road, Jonesboro. Volunteers will assist in picking up trash, litter and other debris from the creek. If interested, contact Suzanne Brown, at (770) 960-6972.

Saturday

The Literacy for Youth Foundation will present a free "Common Cents" workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10:30 a.m., to noon, at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. Children will learn financial skills. Space is limited. Contact Demeitrice Collins, at (404) 454-3058.

The National Leadership Group, Inc., will host its annual "Single Parent Workshop," on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park. The workshop will provide various 45-minute sessions with topics such as "Money Management," "Credit Counseling" and "Parenting Skills." Admission is $10, if individuals register prior to the workshop, and $15 at the door. Individuals can register visiting www.tltg.com. Call (770) 997-6868.

Arts Clayton will have a "Palette to Palate Fall 2010" event, on Saturday Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St., Jonesboro. Individuals will have a four-course meal paired with wine, while exploring the American Seasonal Cuisine. The cost is $70 per person, and pre-paid reservations are required. Call Karen Powers, at (770) 473-5488.

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will have its free "Annual Fall Festival," on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro. The event will include a pumpkin-carving contest, a Halloween costume contest, music, food, face-painting and games. A "Movie in the Park" event will follow at 7:30 p.m., with a showing of "Monster House." Call (770) 477-3766.

The Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc., will host a "2010 Domestic Violence Awareness Conference," on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., at Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Georgia, 7340 Old National Highway, Riverdale. Contact Veda Brown, at (678) 642-5633.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Clayton County Parks and Recreation will have free "Movie Under the Stars" events on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Dec. 11, from 8 p.m., to 11 p.m., at "The Beach" at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro. Call (770) 477-3766.

Tuesday

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce and Clayton County Public Schools will host "Principal Partner's Day," on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Individuals interested in shadowing a school principal for a day, will do so for four hours, at an assigned Clayton County public school. School sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call the chamber at (678) 610-4025, or the school system at (770) 473-2700.

The American Cancer Society, representing Clayton and surrounding counties, will sponsor a prostate cancer forum, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1255 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville. The forum will discuss radiation for prostate cancer. Men and their partners concerned about this disease should attend. For more information, contact Jim O'Hara, at (770) 632-2898.

Oct. 27

There will be an "Amputee Action Coalition" meeting, on Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Education Department of Southern Regional Medical Center, 11 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale. This is a new support group for individuals who have undergone an amputation. For more information, contact Kathy Cameron, at (404) 552-1768.

Oct. 28

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will have a "SunTrust Early Bird Breakfast," on Oct. 28, at 7:45 a.m., at the Continuing Education Building of Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The cost is $15 for chamber members and member-guests, and $25 for non-members. Advanced registration is required. Call (678) 610-4021.

Slim Goodbody will present "Bodyology," on Oct. 28, from 9:55 to 11:40 a.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. "Bodyology" is a musical production that will teach children about the human body, and how to keep it healthy. Tickets must be pre-ordered, and are available visiting, www.slimgoodbody.com. The cost is $6.50. Call 1-800-962-7546.

Clayton County Master Gardeners will sponsor a free "Noontime Knowledge" event on Oct. 28, from 12:15 p.m., to 1 p.m., at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. The theme is "Go Native –– Plant a Native Tree." Individuals will learn about Georgia's native trees and how they can enhance yards. To register, or for more information, call (770) 473-5434.

Positive Press PR will have a "Fight Procrastination" workshop, on Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Positive Press PR, 186 North Ave., Suite 106, Jonesboro. Individuals will learn the roots of procrastination, and how to find a solution for it. Participants will also learn time-management techniques that will assist in efficiency. The cost is $15 per person. To reserve a space, or for more information, call (770) 471-9161.

Until Oct. 29

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will accept registration for "School Is Out ‘Teacher Workday' Actividay," until Oct. 29. The children's one-day-camp will take place on Nov. 2, from 7 a.m., to 6 p.m., at local Clayton-County recreation centers. Children will be able to participate in activities, such as arts and crafts, games, swimming and field trips. Children must bring a lunch, including two snacks. The cost is $15 per child. For more information, call a local recreation center.

Oct. 29

Clayton County Senior Services will have a "SPARC ‘One Stop Shop for Wellness'" event on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Frank Bailey Senior Center, 6213 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. SPARC is an acronym for Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration. It will include a variety of immunizations and screenings, and free fruits, vegetables and other giveaways. Medicare and some private insurance are accepted. The services are for adults, ages 55 and older. Contact the Bailey Senior Center, at (678) 479-5505.

Positive Press PR will have a free "First Class Business Referral Group Mixer," on Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Blu Sky Grill And Bar, located in the Comfort Suites Atlanta Airport, 5087 Clark Howell Highway, Atlanta. The event will help participants to market their businesses through referrals and co-marketing. Call (770) 471-9161.

Until Nov. 4

Faith Open Door Community Center, Inc., a non-profit organization, will provide free tutoring sessions for reading and math subjects, every Tuesday and Thursday, until Nov. 4. Tutoring classes for students in first-through-fifth grades, will occur from 4 p.m., to 6 p.m., at Faith Open Door Community Center, 217 Arrowhead Blvd., A-2 Suite 13, Jonesboro. Youths in sixth-through-12th grades, will be tutored, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the non-profit organization. Contact Geraldine Ruiz, at (678) 372-4713.

Nov. 4

The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting, on Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. Call (770) 761-3020.

Nov. 6

There will be a "Clayton County Master Gardeners 5th Annual Symposium," on Nov. 6, 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., at Eula Wilborn Ponds Perry Learning Center, 137 Spring St., Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-5434.

Nov. 10

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will hold its "13th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon," on Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park. The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. William Nesbitt, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard. The cost is $30 per person, or $300 per table. There will two military personnel seated at each table. Individuals must RSVP Nov. 8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Jessica Kinard, at (678) 610-4021.

Until Nov. 13

Securus House, a family violence shelter, is looking for volunteers, until Nov. 13. The non-profit organization is looking for bright and skilled individuals who can provide child care assistance, be a legal advocate, participate in support groups, service the crisis line and provide clerical skills. Individuals, who are interested, should contact Gaye Griffieth, at (770) 961-7233.

Nov. 13

The Coalition of Clayton County Clergy presents an awards banquet on Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Morrow Center, 1180 Southlake Circle, Morrow. The evening will include faith, food and fellowship. The event will recognize community leaders. Tickets are $50, and must be purchased in advance. Call (404) 207-3817.

Nov. 13, Jan. 8, April 2, May 7

The Clayton County Library System, in partnership with The Decorum Group, Inc., will have a "Poised Youth Program Children's Etiquette Training, on Nov. 13, Jan. 8, April 2, and May 7; from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Clayton County Morrow Branch Library, 6225 Maddox Road, Morrow. The training will elaborate on a variety of topics, including proper introductions, social interaction and dining with elegance. It is for children, ages 6 to 11. Call (404) 704-2197.

Until Nov.18

Clayton County Public Schools' S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center will have free community workshops, until Nov. 18, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the learning center, 1087 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. The workshops will include topics, such as "Helping Your Child at Home," "The ESOL Connection for Speakers of Other Languages," and "Working with Students with Disabilities." Call (770) 473-2795.

Until Dec. 31

The American Red Cross is hosting a "Fly Into the Holidays with Delta" campaign, until Dec. 31. Individuals who donate blood or platelets to the Red Cross will have an opportunity to win two Delta Air Lines domestic round-trip tickets. Call 1-800-733-2767.

Datebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled staff writer Maria-José Subiria. To submit , or fax to (770) 472-2060, attention: Datebook.