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East Clayton Elementary hosts 'Multicultural Night'

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Today

East Clayton Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) will host a "Multicultural Night" on Thursday, March 17, from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the school, located at 2750 Forest Parkway, in Ellenwood. Call (404) 362-2885.

Saturday

The Morrow branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Financial Education Class" on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m., to noon, at the library, at 6225 Maddox Road, in Morrow. Call (404) 366-7749.

The Jonesboro Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Family Movie" event, on Saturday, March 19, from 2:30 p.m., to 4 p.m., at the branch, at 124 Smith Street, in Jonesboro. The movie scheduled to be shown is "How to Train Your Dragon." Call (770) 478-7120.

The Morrow branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "CD Crafts" event for children, in celebration of "Music In Our Schools Month," on Saturday, March 19, from 3 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., at the library, located at 6225 Maddox Road, in Morrow. Call (404) 366-7749.

Monday

The Jonesboro Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Spring Into a New Season" event, for children, on Monday, March 21, from 7 p.m., to 7:45 p.m., at the branch, at 124 Smith Street, in Jonesboro. Children will hear spring-related stories and make a craft related to the season. Call (770) 478-7120.

Tuesday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Business Plan Workshop" on Tuesday, March 22, from 7 p.m., to 8:45 p.m., at the library, 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-3850.

Wednesday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will host an "Imagi-Nature Storytime" on Wednesday, March 23, from 7 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the library, 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Children will hear nature-themed stories, sing songs and make a nature-themed craft. Call (770) 473-3850.

Notes

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that Airman Brandon M. Brown, a 2006 graduate of Mundy's Mill High School, has graduated from an eight-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. Brown is the son of Jonesboro residents, Michael and Deborah Brown.

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that Airman Byle S. Williams, II, a 2007 graduate of Riverdale High School, has graduated from an eight-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. Williams is the son of Riverdale residents, Byle and Tonji Williams.

The U.S. Army recently announced that Pvt. Sharnae C. Campbell, the niece of Jonesboro resident, Tanesha Wright, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Phenix City, Ala., resident, Pamela Campbell, and is a 2010 graduate of Central High School, in Phenix City, Ala.

The U.S. Army recently announced that Pfc. Whitney N. Dacosta, the daughter of College Park resident, Linda Barksdale, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. She is a 2010 graduate of Westlake High School, located in Atlanta.

The U.S. Army National Guard recently announced that Pvt. Michael D. Reeves, the son of Ellenwood resident, Michael Reeves, and the grandson of Jonesboro resident, Vickie Broughton, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. He is a 2009 graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School, in Decatur.

Ongoing

The Clayton County Library System has entered a national competition to win more than 1,600 "For Dummies" self-help instructional books. The library system that gets the most people to become fans of their special contest Facebook page by May 1 will win the prize, which library system officials estimate is worth more than $20,000. To participate in the contest, log onto www.claytonpl.org, and click on the "CCLS For Dummies" link, in the "upcoming events" sections of the main page. That will take you to the library system's contest Facebook page, where people can click on the "Like" button. Call (770) 473-3850.

The Clayton County Public Library System offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English, or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test-preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site, at www.claytonpl.org.

The Everett Music School is offering a Music After School Program for local children, at its new location at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Campus, at 230 Ga. Hwy. 138, Bldg. B, in Riverdale. Youths receive homework assistance, Criterion-Reference Competency Test (CRCT) preparation, math and reading enrichment, and lessons in piano, drums, singing and music theory. Transportation is also available. The cost of the camp is $65 per week. For more information, go online to www.eMusicSchool.org, or call (404) 969-KEYZ.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.