WEEKEND EVENTS: Plethora of fun planned for Clayton County

— Clayton County have their choice of activities this weekend.

They can hang out with dancing senior citizens Friday night. They can ditch their hazardous household waste — with Clayton County Water Authority officials — on Saturday. They can also taste the world and get ready for Cinco de Mayo at Pointe South Elementary School.

Books will be sold at one library branch to benefit all of the county’s libraries. Another library will let residents set up shop and sell their old belongings.

It’s all part of a packed weekend of festivities for residents to partake in.

The list of this weekend’s events includes:


The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held from 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Headquarters Library Branch, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. Proceeds are donated to the Clayton County Library System.

The Brookdale Dine and Dance Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Jim Huie Recreation Center, 9045 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. The group is for residents over 55 and visitors are asked to bring a dish for a potluck dinner held at the beginning of the meeting. After dinner, at about 6:45 p.m., attendees will begin dancing. Admission is $5 for the dancing.


“Comcast Cares Day” will be held at the city of Jonesboro’s new memorial rose garden. Volunteers interested in helping to clean up the garden can sign up at 8 a.m. at Lee Street Elementary School, 178 Lee St. At 9:15 a.m., participants will head to the garden, located at 168 North McDonough St.

The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Headquarters Library Branch.

A Free Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day will be held by the Clayton County Water Authority from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the W.B. Casey Water Reclamation Facility, 8890 Roberts Road, Jonesboro. Clayton County residents can dispose of old waste materials, such as old latex and oil paints, batteries, wood strippers, drain cleaners, pesticides, bleaches, propane, fluorescent bulbs, used motor oil, fire extinguishers or medications at the facility. They must bring proof of county residency, which can be a driver’s license or a water bill.

National Prescription Take-Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrtion, will be held at the Clayton County Police Department at 7911 N. McDonough St. in Jonesboro. Officials will accept expired prescriptions for disposal to keep them out of the sewage system.

The Lovejoy Branch Library Community Yard Sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the library, 1721 McDonough Road, Hampton.

Parent Power will be hosted by the Clayton County NAACP from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Jim Huie Recreation Center, 9045 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. Parents, school principals, teachers, staff, PTA members, school board members and students are invited to attend the event.

The Pointe South Elementary Spring Fling “Island Luau” will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at the school, 8482 Thomas Road. The event, which is hosted by the school’s PTA, will feature food, games, live entertainment, horse rides and inflatables. This year, the school will observe Cinco de Mayo with multicultural food tasting.

Clayton County Cultural Celebration 2013 will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. This event is hosted by state Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) and Clayton County Public Schools. The theme is “Clayton County: Above Politics; Beyond Color; A Community United.” Participating artists include the Hawaiian Children Dance Lei Hua; Eve Ha Chinese Dance group; Lyrika Holmes NYC; Cordao de Ouro; Terrell Walker True Warriors; Ankafo; a drum dance group; Nyrita Sankalpa; Kagam-Style Dance and Camille. Admission is $10. Clayton News Daily is one of the event’s sponsors.


A town hall meeting will be hosted by the Clayton County Legislative Delegation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Headquarters Library to update the community on legislation that affects Clayton County. The nine-member delegation will hold a meeting beforehand, at 5 p.m.