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AROUND CLAYTON: July 20, 2012

Friday

THE ATLANTA AIRPORT ROTARY CLUB

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT GREATER WORKS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Greater Works Missionary Baptist Church, located at 285 Morrow Rd. in Forest Park will host 2012 VBS from July 18 until July 20. Free to everyone but early registration is encouraged!! Please contact the church office at (404) 968-0033 for more information. The 2012 Theme is “Fishin’ on a mission with Jesus.”

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. All vehicles are welcome to enter and awards will be given for the top-three finishers in each class. 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. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

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.

Saturday

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.-noon, and on Tuesdays from 11a.m.-1p.m. Please come and buy some fresh locally grown veggies. Please visit http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/clayton/documents/2012FMBrochure.pdf for a brochure with more information.

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.

JAZZ ON THE GREEN

The African-American Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra will present a free concert on Saturday, July 21, from 7-9 p.m. at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138 SE, Jonesboro.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 147

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

SOUTH CITY CONCERT SERIES

The South City Concert Series will rock the The Amphitheater at the Riverdale Town Center once again this summer! Tickets are on sale now! All concerts take place the third Saturday of the month and start at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, July 21st come listen to the smooth sounds of R&B crooner Freddie Jackson, and Melissa Morgan along with The Dazz Band.

Sunday

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN CONCERT WITH NEKO CASE

Each concert is set to begin at 8 p.m., with gates opening at 7 p.m. Admission is $18.95 for adults, and $12.95 for children ages 3, to 12. Children under 3 will be admitted for free. Seating is general admission, and are invited to bring blankets or “low-ride” chairs. Tickets will go on sale to garden members on April 23, and to the general public on April 30, at www.ticketalternative.com/. Additional details can be found at www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/. Call (404)876-5859. Other concerts scheduled: Aug. 10 — Merle Haggard, with special guest Chris Janson; Aug. 11 — Keb Mo, with special guest Aaron Neville; Aug. 24 — Mary Chapin Carpenter; Sept. 7 — Chris Isaak; Sept. 14 — Indigo Girls.

Monday

SEWING MINISTRY

A sewing ministry meets weekly, on Monday, from 1-3 p.m., at the international building of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Participants will create items such as pillows for breast cancer patients, and throws, covers and hats for the Rainbow House. Call Joyce Medin at (770) 478-6710.

FAMILY MOVIE MONDAY

The Clayton County Library Forest Park Branch, 696 Main Street,Forest Park, presents “Hugo.” This movie is rated PG and 2 hours long so get here early so you don’t miss a minute!

Tuesday

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.

FAMILY STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS

The Clayton County Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, offers “Family Storytime for Toddlers” on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Call (770) 473-3850, for more information.

FAMILY STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

The Clayton County Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro, offers “Family Storytime for Preschoolers” on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Call (770) 473-3850, for more information.

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

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

SUMMER MOVIES FOR ADULTS/TEENS

All shown on the big screen at Clayton County Riverdale Branch Library from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. Advance registrations preferred. Most of these movies are rated PG-13. No one under the age of 13 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult who remains in the movie. For a review of each movie, go to www.claytonpl.org and click on the online calendar, then select Riverdale and the month from the drop-down boxes.

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 11a.m. until 1p.m. Please come and buy some fresh locally grown veggies. Please visit http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/clayton/documents/2012FMBrochure.pdf for a brochure with more information.

“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 p.m. until 7 p.m. Call (770) 472-8129.

FOREST PARK LIBRARY “TEEN ZONE”: STAINED GLASS COLORING FUN

The Clayton County Library Forest Park Branch, 696 Main Street, Forest Park presents “Stained Glass Coloring Fun.” Teens will be able to create sixteen action-packed scenes of colored sheets that can be held up to a window for a cool stained glass effect. For ages 12-19.

THE SOUTHERN CRESCENT SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER

The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center hosts a support group for survivors of sexual assault every second and fourth Tuesday, for ages 18 and up. All sessions are free and confidential. For directions and more details, call (770) 603-4045.

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 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 p.m. until 8 p.m. Call (770) 472-8129.

Wednesday

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 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Call (770) 473-3850, for more information.

GED PREPARATION CLASS

The Clayton County Riverdale Library, located at 420 Valley Hill Road, hosts a free GED Preparation class on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Call (770) 472-8100.

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 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. Call (770) 961-7233.