Family events abound this weekend

JONESBORO — Clayton County families will have several entertainment options available to them this weekend.

Families can choose from multiple reading events, a cook-off, movie viewings, a festival and a cover band concert. Among the activities will be the latest installments in Riverdale’s “Friday Night Flicks” and Jonesboro’s summer concert series. Special events including the South Metro Caribbean Festival and a Forest Park car and bike show/BBQ festival.

The full list of weekend events includes:


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.

“Friday Night Flicks” will be held at 9 p.m. at the Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St. The movie to be shown is “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Admission is free.


A car and bike show will be hosted by the city of Forest Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Starr Park.

“Music to my Eyes: A Musical Film Series” will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Forest Park library branch, 4812 West St.

Storytime with Ms. Julie will be held at Barnes and Noble, 1939 Mount Zion Road in Morrow at 11 a.m. Participants will sing songs and read a story together.

The South Metro Caribbean Festival will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Ga. Highway 138 in Jonesboro.

“Super Fun Saturday Family Storytime” will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Riverdale library branch, 420 Valley Hill Road.

Nook Q&A will be held at Barnes & Noble in Morrow at 4 p.m. Nook enthusiasts and newbies will learn how to better use the mobile reading device at this free event.

The Jonesboro Concert Series will feature Abel, Rawls and Hayes during its second installment at 7 p.m. at Lee Street Park.


Anointed Victory Community Church will hold a preview service at 4:30 p.m. at 194 Jonesboro Road, Suite N in Jonesboro. The church will begin a new miniseries, titled “RESTORE,” during the service. A mixer will be held before the service.