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Clayton State to hold 'Google Interactive Workshop'

Today

The Clayton State University School of Business, in partnership with the Georgia Small Business Development Center, will host a "Google Interactive Workshop," on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m., in the Clayton State Student Activity Center, at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. Participants will learn how Google can help reach more customers, understand customer interests and how to efficiently operate. The registration cost is $49. Those who register in groups will receive a discount, purchasing a ticket at full price, to receive half-off for each additional person. The group registration must be made simultaneously to receive the discount. For more information call (678) 466-5100.

Thursday

The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m., at the Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro. For more information call (770) 761-3020.

Clayton State University will have an "Expression Night: My Black Is...," as part of their 2011 Black History Month Celebration, on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 7 p.m., to 9 p.m., in the café of the Student Activities Center at the university, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The event will feature a performance Drum Café, a group composed of drummers and singers. The event is free and open to the public. For more information send an e-mail to, amolina@student.clayton.edu.

Friday

Arts Clayton will hold an "Awards Presentation," for their "2011 Juried Art Show Competition," on Friday, Feb. 4, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St., Jonesboro. For more information call (770) 473-5457.

Saturday

The Hampton Youth Club will register youths interested in playing baseball or softball in the spring, on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Hampton Train Depot, located at East Main St., Hampton. Call (770) 946-8742.

Sunday

The Clayton State University Genealogy Group will hold a meeting on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 3 p.m., to 5 p.m., in room No. 200 of the Clayton State Library, at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The group's annual theme is entitled, "Back to the Beginning." The meeting will educate participants on how to begin a genealogy with the census and how to conduct research. Participants should bring their laptops to the free meeting. For more information, contact Selma Blackmon, at (77.

Monday-Feb. 12

The Clayton County Headquarters Library needs individuals to assist in decorating their Valentine tree, from Monday, Feb. 7, to Feb. 12, at the library, 865 Battlecreek Road, Jonesboro. Participants are encouraged to come during the library's operation hours, which are Monday, through Thursday, from 9 a.m., to 9 p.m.; Friday, from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1:30, to 5:30 p.m. Participants will create a special paper heart to hang on the tree. From more information contact the library, at (770) 473-3850.

Tuesday

The Clayton State University Civic Engagement Council and the American Democracy Project will present Anand Giridharadas, who will speak about his book entitled, "India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking," on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m., to 12:45 p.m., in room No. 272 of the James. M. Baker University Center at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. Giridharadas, a columnist for the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune, will have a book signing after his oral presentation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Joseph Corrado, at joecorrado@clayton.edu.

Clayton State University's music program will be holding a student music recital, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 11:15 a.m.., at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call (678) 466-4200.

Feb. 10

The Clayton State University women's basketball team will face Lander University, of Greenwood, S.C., on Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at the university's Athletic and Fitness Center, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. CSU's men's team will play Lander University at 7:30 p.m. At half-time of the men's basketball game, the Clayton State Homecoming King and Queen will be announced. For ticket prices, call (678) 466-4678.

Feb. 12

The Southlake Kiwanis Club will sponsor the annual "Freedom Run 5K and 10K," on Feb. 12, at 9 a.m., at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The event is open to the public. Entry fees are $20, until Feb. 9, and $25 on the day of the race. To register, visit, http://www.active.com/running/morrow-ga/freedom-run-2011. For more information, contact Mike Mead, at (678) 466-4679. Following the race, there will be an "Alumni Breakfast," at 10:30 a.m., at the Harry S. Downs Center of Clayton State University. The event is also open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations, at (678) 466-4477.

Until Feb. 15

McNair Productions is accepting registrations for "Women Taking Charge! The Southern Crescent Women's Conference Series," until Feb. 15. Registration is $40, and $50 after Feb. 15. The event will occur on Feb. 26, at 9 a.m., at Carrabbas Italian Grill-Southlake, 1887 Mt. Zion Road, Morrow. The event will include professional women panelists. Call (678) 583-6709.

Feb. 15

The Road to Tara Museum will host an "Authors Reception," on Feb. 15, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the museum, 104 North Main St., Jonesboro. The event will celebrate authors Ellen Brown and John Wiley, Jr., for their book: "Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood." The event will include a wine-and-cheese reception. Admission is $25. Call (770) 478-4800.

Feb. 16, Feb. 25, March 2, March 7

Clayton State University will have various performances collegiate singers and musicians, at 11: 15 a.m., at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. Tickets are $1 at the door. The Emory University Jazz Ensemble will perform on Feb. 16, the Georgia State University Singers will perform on Feb. 25, the Georgia State University Jazz Ensemble will perform on March 2, and the Florida State University Singers will perform on March 7. Call (678) 466-4200.

Feb. 17

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council will host, "Mixer: ‘Take Five at 5,'" on Feb. 17, at 5 p.m., at Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St., Jonesboro. The cost is $15 per person. Call (678) 610-4021.

Feb. 19

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., and the Archway African American Historical committee, have partnered to host the "African Heritage Day Celebration," on Feb. 19, from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m., at The National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. This is a free event. Both organizations are seeking African-American artifacts, documents and collectibles to be displayed. For more information, or to donate, call (770) 473-3984.

Until Feb. 28

Clayton County Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registrations for the "Men's Basketball Tournament," until Feb. 28, Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m., to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m., at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, 3499 Rex Road, Rex. Teams of five, to 11 players are eligible to play, for $125. Cash and checks are accepted. The tournament will be held on March 19. Call Ahmed Johnson, at (770) 472-8042.

The Clayton State University Library will be accepting book donations from the public, until Feb. 28, in the library at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The library is in search of gently-used books. Donors can drop off books, during the library's operation hours, Monday, through Thursday, from 8 a.m., to 11 p.m.; Friday, from 8 a.m., to 6 p.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1 p.m., to 10 p.m. For large contributions, contact Jennifer Duke, at (678) 466-4332. Two or more boxes of books are considered large contributions. For more information contact the library, at (678) 466-4325.

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 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, for children, ages 6, to 11. Call (404) 704-2197.

April 9

The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., will host the 18th annual "Taste of Clayton," on April 9, from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m., in Downtown Jonesboro. The event will include festive booths and entertainment. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, 55 and up, and $5 for children, 10 and under. Call the Clayton County Welcome Center, at (770) 478-4800.

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.