Datebook: Amputee Action Coalition holds meeting today


There will be an Amputee Action Coalition meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m., 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.

The Clayton County Marriage and Family Initiative will have an annual meeting, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from noon to 1 p.m., at the conference room of the Clayton County Police Department, 7911 North McDonough St., Jonesboro. The purpose of the meeting is for the Initiative to learn how it can serve the court system and the citizens of Clayton County. Free lunch will be provided. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (404) 429-8288.

The Rainmakers Business Networking Group will host an "Atlanta Business Grant Application Workshop" on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 1p.m., to 4:30 p.m., at 420 Valley Hill Road, Riverdale. Individuals will learn information on various topics, including, starting a business and improving a business. Must RSVP to attend. Call (678) 907-0200.


The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department presents the "Trail of Terror," from Wednesday, Oct. 27, to Saturday, Oct. 30, at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro. The hours of operation are Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5. Call (770) 477-3766.

Today, Saturday

Clayton State University's men's and women's soccer teams will hold matches at Laker Field, located at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The Clayton State men's soccer team will play on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., against Limestone College. The Clayton State soccer teams will play against Lander University, on Saturday, Oct. 30. The men will play at 5 p.m., and the women will play at 7:30 p.m. The games are free to the public. For more information, call (678) 466-4678.


The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will have a "SunTrust Early Bird Breakfast," on Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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 by 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 p.m., 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.

The Clayton State University History Society and the Clayton State University International Programs will present "Hungary and the European Union," a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 2 p.m., to 3 p.m., room T-116 in Clayton Hall, at the university, located at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. For more information, contact Patrick Coleman, at pcoleman@mail.clayton.edu.

Clayton State University will have a "New York Times Talk" on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., in room UC 322 of the James M. Baker Center, at the university, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The discussion is entitled, "Immigration in our Nation." A free lunch will be provided, during the free public event. For more information, contact Joseph Corrado, at joecorrado@clayton.edu.

Until Friday

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will accept registration for "School Is Out 'Teacher Workday' Actividay," until Friday, Oct. 29. The children's one-day camp will take place on Tuesday, 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.

Thursday, Friday

The Clayton County Board of Health's Adolescent and Development Program is currently registering individuals for its free "Capacity Building Workshops." The first registration deadline will be on Thursday Oct. 28, for the "Too Good for Curriculum Training," and the "Health and Sexuality Training Workshop." The second registration deadline will occur on Friday, Oct. 29, for "Grant Writing 1 & 2." The dates, times and locations for the workshops will vary. Contact Janet Matthews, at (678) 610-7528.


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 Friday, Oct. 29, from 2 p.m., 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.


There will be an "Ultimate 'Live' Talent Audition," on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., at The Penalty Box Sports Cafe, 3870 Highway 138 S.W., Stockbridge. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, 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 be two military personnel seated at each table. Individuals must RSVP by Nov. 8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Jessica Kinard, at (678) 610-4021.

Until Nov. 12

Grassroots Hands on Clayton will be looking for vendors, sponsors and potential employers for its "Empowering and Enriching Our Community--One Citizen at a Time" event, until Nov. 12. Vendors should provide a service or product, which will benefit the community and is relevant to community and economic development, education and health and wellness. Interested sponsors should contact Aaron Ruffin at (205) 657-4621. Interested vendors should contact Tanya Dibble at (678) 595-6569. Potential employers should contact Kimberly Allen at (404) 668-5856.

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.

Dec. 11

Clayton County Parks and Recreation will have free "Movie Under the Stars" events on 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.

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 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.