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AROUND CLAYTON/Aug. 17, 2012: Last day for immunizations

Friday

BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CAMPAIGN

The last day of the “Back to School Immunization Campaign” sponsored by the Clayton County Board of Health, 1117 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, will be Aug. 17, from 7:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Board of Health is offering all state-recommended immunizations for persons ages 0-21. For information about vaccination services at the Clayton County Board of Health, call (678) 610-7199.

THE ATLANTA AIRPORT ROTARY CLUB

The Atlanta Airport Rotary Club holds weekly meetings on Fridays, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Ramada Atlanta Airport Conference Center, 1380 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. Call (404) 295-1067.

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Atlanta Contemporary Jazz & Neo-Soul Festival will tale place on Friday, August 17th from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Clayton County International Park. This festival is the first of its kind in south metropolitan Atlanta and features a unique blelnd of contemporary jazz and neo-soul under one umbrella.

BROOKDALE DINE AND DANCE CLUB

The Brookdale Dine and Dance Club meets most Fridays, at 6 p.m., at the Jim Huie Recreation Center, 9045 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. Participants must be 55 years of age or older, and should bring a plate of food. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., with dancing at 6:45 p.m. The cost for dancing is $5. Call the Brookdale Club at (770) 477-7043 or (678) 665-6163.

FRIDAY NIGHT DRAGS AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Friday Night Drags is a heads-up, street-style drag racing series on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s eighth-mile pit road. Drag racing action is open to any automobile and any driver possessing a valid driver’s license. In addition to the on-track drag racing action, a Show-N-Shine car show also takes place each Friday night. Pit gates open at 6 p.m. for competitors and grandstand gates open at 6:30 p.m. for fans. Show-N-Shine entries are accepted until 7:30 p.m. This is the final night of points for the 2012 season.

Saturday

GIRL’S DAY IN

Sisters With Purpose proudly presents the 2012 GIRL'S DAY IN on Aug. 18, 2012 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center, 9151 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro. This event will feature a special discussion on dating & relationship violence: "What Every Girl Should Know," moderated by Chief Magistrate Judge Daphne M. Walker and Robin Coggswell. The day will feature one-on-one and group discussions to inspire growth and new friendships in a safe and fun environment. Girls ages 13-17 are encouraged to participate. Register for Free at: http://girlsdayin2012.eventbrite.com.

JONESBORO FARMERS MARKET

The Jonesboro Farmers Market in downtown Jonesboro will offer fresh veggies on Tuesdays and Saturdays through September this year or until all the gardens play out. The Market will be located on Mill Street in the city parking lot behind the Heritage Bank. On Saturdays, the market is open from 8 a.m. until noon, and on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please come and buy some fresh locally grown veggies.

SOUTH CITY CONCERT SERIES

The South City Concert Series will rock the The Amphitheater at the Riverdale Town Center once again this summer, with Midnight Star, Cherrelle, and Lenny Williams performing on Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

CONGRESSMAN DAVID SCOTT’S 8TH ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

Congressman David Scott will host the Eighth Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road (Hwy. 54), Jonesboro. This event will feature free health screenings and information provided by 83 area doctors and healthcare providers. To pre-register or for more information, please call (770) 210-5073 or visit www.davidscott.house.gov.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 147

American Legion Post 147 meets every third Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Barbecue Kitchen of College Park, 1437 Virginia Ave. in Hapeville. Call (404) 378-3621.

4TH ANNUAL FREE TO BREATHE RUN/WALK ATLANTA

Register today for the Free to Breathe Atlanta Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Walk will be held Aug. 18, 2012, from 7 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. at John Howell Park, Virginia Highland Greencove and Virginia Ave., Atlanta. Cost to participate ranges from $25-30. All proceeds help support the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs. For more information, to register or donate, visit www.FreeToBreathe.org.

HEAVENLY ANGELS HOME CARE 1ST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

The Angels Home Care 1st Annual Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, from noon until 5:30 p.m. at Rebuilding The Wall Ministry, 5898 Highway 85, Riverdale. This is a benefit to help raise money for senior citizens, the disabled, and those who are in need of financial assistance for in-home care. There will be a moon walk and games for the kids, BBQ plates with assorted sides, and a raffle drawing for prizes.

CUENTOS Y LIBROS EN LA BIBLIOTECA

The Clayton County Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, hosts “Cuentos y Libros en la Biblioteca/Stories & Books in the Library” on Saturdays from 1-1:45 p.m. Call (770) 473-3850 for more information.

Monday

FAMILY MOVIE MONDAY

The Clayton County Library-Forest Park Branch, 696 Main Street, Forest Park, presents “Smitty” (Rated PG; 1 hr. 30 min.), Monday, Aug. 20, from 6:15 until 8 p.m. For more information, call (404) 366-0850 or visit the library’s website at www.claytonpl.org/branches/forestpark.

LOVEJOY RECREATION CENTER COMMUNITY MEETINGS

The new Lovejoy Recreation Center is on the way. Come out to the Community Meetings to be held at the Clayton County Library Lovejoy branch (1721 McDonough Road, Hampton) and share your input. Meetings will be held every Monday from 7-8 p.m., every Thursday from 7-8 p.m., and every Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

Tuesday

FOREST PARK LIBRARY “TEEN ZONE MOVIE NIGHT”

The Clayton County Library-Forest Park branch presents “Of Boys and Men” (Rated PG-13; 90 min.) on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m.

CROCHET CLUB

The Clayton County Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, hosts a Crochet Club on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon. Share crochet patterns and ideas. Beginners are also welcome and should bring a size G hook and 4-ply yarn to receive instruction. Call (770) 473-3850 for more information.

FOREST PARK AL-ANON FAMILY MEETING

The Forest Park Al-Anon Family Group meets on Tuesdays at 8 p.m., at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 5320 Phillips Drive, Lake City. The purpose of the meetings is to help families and friends of alcoholics. Call (404) 687-0466.

“SAY IT IN SPANISH”

The Clayton County Lovejoy Library, located at 1721 McDonough Road in Lovejoy, holds an ongoing language class every Tuesday for people interested in learning Spanish. “Say It In Spanish” meets from 6-7 p.m. Call (770) 472-8129.

“SAY IT IN FRENCH”

The Clayton County Lovejoy Library, located at 1721 McDonough Road in Lovejoy, holds an ongoing language class every Tuesday for people interested in learning French. “Say It In French” meets from 7-8 p.m. Call (770) 472-8129.

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

The Clayton County Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, holds citizenship classes on Tuesdays, from 6-8:45 p.m. Call (770) 473-3850, for more information.

THE SOUTHERN CRESCENT SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER

The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center hosts a support group for survivors of sexual assault every first and third Tuesday of the month for 12- to 18-year-olds. All sessions are free and confidential. For directions and more details, call (770) 603-4045.

Wednesday

FOREST PARK LIBRARY “TEEN ZONE NINTENDO WII WEDNESDAY”

The Clayton County Library-Forest Park branch hosts “Teen Zone Nintendo Wii Wednesday.” Come and enjoy a day of fun on the Nintendo “Wii” every Wednesday in August, from 4-5:30 p.m. This event is for ages 12-19 years, only in the Teen Zone.

CLAYTON COUNTY ROTARY CLUB MEETING

The Clayton County Rotary Club holds weekly meetings on Wednesdays, beginning at noon, at the Clarion Hotel Atlanta Airport South, 6288 Old Dixie Road in Jonesboro. Log on to http://www.claytoncountyrotary.org/ for more information.

SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP

Securus House in Morrow conducts a Survivors of Domestic Violence Support Group, every other Wednesday, from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Call (770) 961-7233.

PAJAMA-RAMA STORY TIME

The Clayton County Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, offers “Pajama-Rama Story Time” on Wednesdays, from 7-7:30 p.m. Call (770) 473-3850 for more information.

Thursday

SUMMER WINE TASTING

A fundraiser will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cellar 56 (56 E Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta) to benefit the building of Visions Anew Institute’s new website, which will serve women, men, and their families throughout the divorce process. Visions Anew is a non-profit organization that offers assistant to those going through the divorce process. Tickets are $35 at the door.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

An Alzheimer’s support group meets every fourth Thursday of the month, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the GoldenCrest Assisted Living Residence, 2160 Lake Harbin Road, Morrow. Call Gery Saunders at (770) 961-2200.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME & CRAFT

The Clayton County Riverdale Library, located at 420 Valley Hill Road in Riverdale, hosts an ongoing education-related class every week entitled “Preschool Story Time & Craft.” The class meets on Thursdays, from 10-11 a.m. Call (770) 472-8100.

BABY TALK

The Clayton County Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, offers “Baby Talk” on Thursdays, from 10-11 a.m. Call (770) 473-3850 for more information.

“TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS” COURSE

Faith Open Door Community Center, Inc., holds a free “Too Good For Drugs” course, Thursdays, from 6-6:45 p.m., at 213 Arrowhead Blvd., Suite F, Jonesboro. Call (770) 472-8371.

STORYTIME AT THE FOREST PARK BRANCH LIBRARY

The Forest Park Branch library offers a Thursday morning storytime throughout the year. Join us each Thursday for Storytime at 10 a.m. Space is limited so please sign up in advance either by phone at (404) 366-0850 or by e-mail at sandrar@claytonpl.org.