The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present the "Our Next Concert," on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The free concert will feature the University Jazz Combo. Contact Stacey Houghton, at (678) 466-4750.
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will host a "SunTrust Early Bird Breakfast," on Thursday, April 28, at 7:45 a.m., at the Continuing Education Building of Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The topic is titled, "Regional Transportation SPLOST Update." The guest speaker will be Stephanie Carter, senior policy advisor for the Georgia Department of Transportation. The cost is $15 for members and member guests, and $25 for non-members. Advanced registration is required. Call (678) 610-4021.
Arts Clayton will have a free "DISCOVERIES IN GLASS" exhibit, until Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., at Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St., Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-5457.
Curves, in Jonesboro, will participate in the "13th Annual Curves Food Drive" until Friday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., to 7 p.m., at 9434 South Main St., Suite No. 1400. The gym is collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit area food banks. Call (770) 473-0200.
U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) will host the "8th Annual Congressional District Jobs Fair," on Friday, April 29, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park. Companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, Comcast Corporation and Tyco International, Ltd., will be present. Call (770) 210-5073.
Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc., will be accepting registration forms for its "Miss Personality & Mister Class Spring Pageant" until Saturday, April 30. Children, ages 2 to 12, may participate. The pageant will be held on May 22, at 5 p.m., at the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Georgia, 7340 Old National Highway, Riverdale. Call (678) 642-5633.
There will be a "Lovejoy Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast" on Saturday, April 30, from 7, to 11:30 a.m., at the Lovejoy Community Center, 11622 Hastings Bridge Road, Lovejoy. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Call (404) 886-2256.
AMC Theatres, in partnership with the Autism Society, will host "Sensory Friendly Films," on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m., at AMC Southlake 24, 7065 Mount Zion Circle, Morrow. There will be a showing of "Rio." The event is geared for families affected by autism and other disabilities. For more information, call (770) 473-0719.
The Clayton Community Big Band will perform in the free "Bop-estration," concert on Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The performance, as part of the band's 10th anniversary celebration, will include a collection of classic jazz and bebop tunes. Call Stacey Houghton, at (678) 466-4750.
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Fulton & Kozak, CPA Business to Business Luncheon" on Tuesday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m., in the Community Impact Center of Higher Living Christian Church, 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400, Jonesboro. The topic is: "Improve Your Time Management." The guest speaker will be Yvonne Bryant Johnson, president and CEO of Bryant & Associates, LLC. Call (678) 610-4021.
The City of Riverdale will host a free event, "Fiesta de Riverdale," on May 5, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St., Riverdale. Student art from area schools will be displayed. Food and beverages from businesses will be available for purchase. Call (770) 909-5300.
The Clayton County Ministers' Conference will host "The 12th Annual Clayton County National Day of Prayer Breakfast Program" on May 5, from 6:30 a.m., to 8:30 a.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. The guest speaker will be Harold Melton, justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Tickets are $15. Call Rev. Mike Glanton, at (678) 479-7730.
Clayton County Public Schools S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center will host a free "Planning a Career That's Right For You" event on May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Learning Center, 1087 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. To register, call (770) 473-2795.
The Clayton County Humane Society will be have a yard sale
Saturday, May 7, beginning at 8 a.m. It wil be held in the parking
lot of the Jonesboro High School Vocational Building. Items for sale include: furniture, appliances, electronics, books, children's toys and much more. For more information, contact the Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436.
The Clayton County Library System, in partnership with The Decorum Group, Inc., will have a "Poised Youth Program Children's Etiquette Training," on 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, for children, ages 6 to 11. Call (404) 704-2197.
May 7, 21, June 4, 18
Clayton County Water Authority's Shoal Creek Reservoir will be open on May 7, May 21, June 4, and June 18, from 7 a.m., to 3 p.m. Shoal Creek Reservoir is located off of Hampton Road and Ellison Road, in Jonesboro. The reservoir is only open for Clayton County residents with season passes, and is only open for boat fishing. Call (770) 603-5605.
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will have its "Sixth Annual Women in Business Luncheon," on May 19, at 11:30 a.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park. The keynote speaker will be Karen Brewer-Edwards, a regional general manager for Walmart Stores, Inc. The cost of the event is $450 for a table of 10, or $45 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Advanced registration is required. Call (678) 610-4021.
Until May 20
Spivey Hall at Clayton State University is taking registrations for its annual "Summer Music Camp," until May 20. The camp targets students who will be in the fourth-, to seventh-grade levels for the 2011-2012 school year. Previous choral experience is not required. The camp will feature singing, sight reading and music theory. The cost is $150 per student. It will take place from June 13, to June 17, from 9:30 a.m., to 3:30 p.m., at Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. To register visit, www.spiveyhall.org/education, or call (678) 466-4481.
The Decorum Group, Inc., will have a "Celebrating YOU!" teen emotional intelligence program, on May 21, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., at Sequoya Middle School, 95 Valley Hill Road, Riverdale. The registration fee is $15 and lunch will be provided. Call (404) 704-2197.
Until June 2
Arts Clayton will have a free "HISTORY AND HERITAGE" event, until June 2, Tuesdays, through Fridays, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., at Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St., Jonesboro. Exhibiting artists explore reflections of the past, history and heritage. Call (770) 473-5457.
Until Oct. 30, 31
The Clayton County Water Authority's fishing reservoirs will be open for the fishing season. The Shamrock/Blalock Reservoirs, located at 2610 Shamrock Road, Jonesboro, is open Wednesdays, through Sundays, until Oct. 30, from 7 a.m., to 8 p.m. The J.W. Smith Reservoir, located at 143 Northbridge Road, Hampton, will be open Saturdays, through Wednesdays, until Oct. 31, during the same operation hours. Clayton County residents pay $5 per vehicle, or $30 for a season pass. Residents from other counties pay $10 per vehicle or $40 for a season pass. Call (770) 603-5605.
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