Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen


KreAtiv Inergy & Associates, Inc., will hold auditions for "Determined to Live, Determined to Love," on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., at New Life Presbyterian Church, 6600 Old National Highway, College Park. The theatrical production will show in October. The drama is about domestic abuse. Talent will read sections of the script during auditions. For more information call (404) 558-6033.

Today, July 28, Aug. 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22

The City of Riverdale will host an "Afterwork Cool Down Music Series," on Thursday, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8, and Sept. 22, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., at the Amphitheater of the Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St., Riverdale. Different bands will perform at each free event. Contact Cie Cie McGhee, at (770) 909-5303.

Friday, Saturday

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University will host "Sacred Harp Singing School," on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., located at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. The event is free and open to the public. The event will include psalms, fugues, odes, and anthems, as well as, folk songs and revival hymns. This is a non-denominational community-participation music event. Advanced registration for the singing school on Friday is required. For more information call (678) 466-4491.

Until Friday

Arts Clayton presents free "PEARLS-The Tin Type Photography of Will Fenn," and "Here and Now," exhibits, until Friday, July 15, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., at Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St., Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-5457.


The Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta will hold a free "Overcoming the Odds: Success Strategies for Young Black Males" workshop, on Saturday, July 16, from 12:30, to 3:30 p.m., at the Riverdale Branch library, 420 Valley Hill Road, Riverdale. The workshop will be open to men ages 18, to 28 who want to improve themselves academically, vocationally, economically and personally. For more information or to reserve space call (404) 935-5859.

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will have "Family Day Free Swimming," on Saturday, July 16, from 2, to 5 p.m., at Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, 3499 Rex Road, Rex. For more information call (770) 477-3766.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Riverdale Cultural Affairs and Leisure Services will have "Riverdale's South City Concert Series," on Saturday, July 16 and Aug. 20, at 8 p.m., at The Amphitheater of the Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St., Riverdale. Tickets are $15 per person for VIP admission, $8 per person for general admission, and $200 per VIP table. Selected bands and entertainers will perform. Call (770) 909-5300.


Open Arms Outreach International, Inc., in partnership with the Riverdale Branch library, will host a free community health fair, on Monday, July 18, from 9:30 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the library, 420 Valley Hill Road, Riverdale. The health fair will provide various services including health screenings, activities and demonstrations. For more information, or to participate as a vendor call (404) 916-8354.

Until July 21

Kim McNair Productions, LLC, is accepting registration forms for the "First Ladies Charity Brunch Honoring Outstanding Women in Our Community," event until July 21. The registration will cost $20 per person until July 15, and $25 until July 21. It will include a brunch meal, gift bags, door prizes and a shopping pass. The event will allow participants to network with local business women, community leaders, educators and entrepreneurs. The event will also raise money for The Decorum Group, Inc., a non-profit organization. The event will take place on July 23, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., at Grand Hall Room of the Lovejoy Community Center, 11622 Hastings Bridge Road, Hampton. For more information contact Kim McNair at (678) 583-6709.

Until July 22

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will be accepting applications for its Leadership Clayton, a leadership development program, until July 22. The nine-month program broadens a participant's knowledge of the local issues, sharpens leadership skills and encourages the individual to seek solutions to the issues affecting the community. For more information call (678) 610-4021.

July 23, Aug. 6

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will have a "Fishing Derby," on July 23 and Aug. 6, from 8 a.m., to noon at "The Beach" of Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro. The event is for all ages and the cost is $5 per person. People should bring their own bait and equipment. Call (770) 477-3766.

Until July 29

The City of Riverdale will host free "Friday Night Flicks," every Friday, until July 29, at 8:45 p.m., at the Amphitheater of the Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St., Riverdale. Participants should bring blankets and lawn chairs. Contact Cie Cie McGhee, at (770) 909-5303.

Until Aug. 5

Faith Open Door Community Center, Inc., will be offering free summer meals for youths, 18 and under, until Aug. 5, at 213 Arrowhead Blvd., Suite G, Jonesboro. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m., to 9:30 a.m., and lunch from noon, to 12:30 p.m. These meals are for youths who receive free or reduced lunches at school. Call (678) 786-7923.

Until Aug. 31

The Clayton County Library System will have a free, "Summer Reading Program," until Aug. 31, from 9 a.m., to 9 p.m., at a local Clayton County branch. The program is for infants, to youths 18 years of age. Participants will be able to read and listen to books for fun. Reading logs will be available at the libraries. Call Janice Arcuria, at (770) 210-5238.

Pacific Intercultural Exchange will be accepting host families for its academic semester and year "homestay" programs, until Aug. 31. The international students will be from ages 15, to 18. The students are able to speak English and will bring their own spending money. Students will have accident and health insurance. For more information call 1-866-546-1402.

Until Oct. 30, 31

The Clayton County Water Authority's fishing reservoirs will be open for the fishing season. The Shamrock/Blalock Reservoir, 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.

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