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AROUND CLAYTON/Sept. 6, 2012: Rotary club meets

Friday

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.

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.

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN CONCERT WITH CHRIS ISAAK

The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents Chris Isaak in concert. The concert is set to begin at 8 p.m., with gates opening at 7 p.m. Additional details can be found at www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/. Call 404-876-5859.

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 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

KNOW BLUE, STAY ALIVE PROSTATE CANCER RALLY

The Tenth Amendment Media Group presents their new initiative, the “Know Blue, Stay Alive Prostate Cancer Rally” on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Dominique Huff at 404-277-5238 or dhuff@tenthamendmentmedia.com.

COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALE

Greater St. Peter AME Church, 9540 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, please contact Ms. Fredia Booker at 770-210-4100 or lbooker434@hotmail.com.

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.

PUBLIC SPEAKING SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

The 10-A-Day Speaks Gavel Club, a Toastmasters International-affiliated social organization, meets every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center, 1475 East Fayetteville Road, Riverdale. This is a non-profit, educational organization that teaches public speaking, communication and leadership skills. It is geared for youths, ages 6 to 17. Contact Ronnie Wells at 678-416-8325.

GEORGIA CONSERVANCY’S FLINT RIVER FAMILY ADVENTURE

The Georgia Conservancy, Keeping It Wild, REI and the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp on will host an adventure weekend on Sept. 8-9. The event will include outdoor recreation, bluegrass and food. For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.georgiaconservancy.org/flint.

OPERATION “REC”ING CREW

Come out and get involved in recreational activities, food, entertainment, prize giveaways and more on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Morrow Lake City Park.

Monday

LOVEJOY RECREATION CENTER COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Community Meetings for the new Lovejoy Recreation Center will be held at the Clayton County Library Lovejoy branch, 1721 McDonough Road, Hampton. 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

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

The Miracle Happens Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m., at the Educational Center of Southern Regional Health Systems, 11 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale. Call Georgia Price at 770-991-5286, or Pat Buice at 678-773-4930.

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. Call 770-473-3850, for more information.

“STARTING A BUSINESS” WORKSHOP

Clayton State University Small Business Development will sponsor a “Starting A Business” workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100.

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.

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 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

The Clayton County Headquarters Library holds citizenship classes on Tuesdays, from 6 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Call 770-473-3850, for 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. The class meets from 6-7 p.m. Call 770-472-8129.

“SAY IT IN FRENCH”

The Clayton County Lovejoy Library holds an ongoing language class every Tuesday for people interested in learning French. The class meets from 7-8 p.m. Call 770-472-8129.

Wednesday

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.-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.

JONESBORO OLYMPIC PARK AARP CHAPTER 5440

Jonesboro Olympic Park AARP Chapter 5440 meets every second Wednesday of the month, at noon, at the J. Charley Griswell Senior Center, 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro. The chapter is welcoming new members. Call Mary Thompson at 404-432-3048.

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

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.

STORYTIME AT THE FOREST PARK BRANCH LIBRARY

The Forest Park Branch library offers a weekly storytime each Thursday at 10 a.m. Space is limited so please sign up in advance either by phone 404-366-0850 or by e-mail at sandrar@claytonpl.org.

“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.

Sept. 14

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.

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.

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN CONCERT WITH INDIGO GIRLS

The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents the Indigo Girls. The concert is set to begin at 8 p.m., with gates opening at 7 p.m. Additional details can be found at www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/. Call 404-876-5859.

Sept. 15

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.

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.

FREE CONCERT WITH O.A.R.

As part of the 2012 Summer Concert Series Presented by Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, American rockers O.A.R. will perform a free concert after the Braves vs. Nationals game on Saturday, Sept. 15. Fans who want special access and the opportunity to get up-close with O.A.R. can purchase field passes for $20 at braves.com/concerts.

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.