Community Calendar - Oct. 25, 2013


Nov. 3

Georgia State Fair

The Georgia State Fair will feature more rides, more attractions and more free shows at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, $5 for seniors over 60 and children under 4 are free. All concerts, shows and special events are included in the price of admission. Parking is free. Wristbands can be purchased for $20 per day and is good for unlimited rides on the midway. Military discounts are also offered to active duty personnel. Price is $5 and must accompany a military ID.

For more information, visit www.georgiastatefair.org.

Oct. 26

Undead Zombie Run

Release the inner zombie at this year’s Undead Dash at Atlanta Motor Speedway from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration: $30 Undead Zombie including makeup (arrive between 2 to 4 p.m. for makeup application). $25 per living runner (without makeup). Registration begins 4:45 p.m. and closes at 5 p.m. For more information, contact adam@getsetgrow​.com.

The Great Pumpkin Haunted Festival and Chili Cook off

The festival is schedule from noon to 8 p.m. with the chili cook off is from 2 to 4 p.m. Entry fee for the chili cook off is $10. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and this place winners. There will also be a Best Take of Cook Off trophy. Visit www.cityofhampton-ga.gov for cook off entry form.

Brewgaloo Beer Festival by Haven House

McDonough will host the inaugural Brewgaloo beer tasting event Oct. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Jason T. Harper Event Center in Heritage Park. The event will feature 100 craft breweries with more than 150 beers to sample.

Tickets are $45 for general admission and include a Brewgaloo Fest tasting cup and unlimited two ounce samples. For $75 event goers get a Brewgaloo Fest tasting, cup, unlimited two ounce samples and a T-shirt.

For more information, visit wwww.brewgaloobeerfest.com.

Wild West Chili Cook Off and

Western Festival

Henry County Republican Party is hosting a Western Festival and Chili Cook Off Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Booths Crossing Shopping Center (south of Atlanta Motor Speedway) 106 Woolsey Road (Off Ga. Highway 19 and Ga. Highway 41), in Hampton. Sample and vote for best chili, walk in Henry Junction Stores, a re-created Western town, food. Play kids games, silent auction, raffle, craft vendors, political leaders. See square dancers, story teller, band, western music DJ, cowboys, sheriff and more. Police “Identakid” Program at no charge. Admission is $6 per person and includes BBQ sandwich, chips, and brownie (5 & under, free admission only).

Spirits of McDonough City Cemetery Tour

Saturday Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Parking is at Richard Craig Park. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under. Parking is at Richard Craig Park. Call 404-660-3813 for tickets or visit www.mcdonougharts.net.

Annual Canine


Greater Butts County Lions Club is hosting their annual Canine Carnival Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Butts County Fairgrounds in Jackson. Admission is $2 for adults. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds will to to community projects in Butts County including Leader Dog and Southeastern Guide Dog. The carnival will include musical acts, tricks and treats, kid’s fun corner, costume contest, raffles and a dog show.

Oct. 28

The Riverdale Centre Players

The Riverdale Centre Players present “Love …?” A play about real truth about love, what it should be and what it’s not. The actors will give a modern-day version of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13 at the Riverdale Centre starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Library Halloween movie event

The Forest Park library will be hosting classic and new scary movies from noon until 2 p.m. Oct. 28 through Oct. 31. The library is located at 4812 West Street, Forest Park. Call 770-347-0160 for more information.

Fright Night

The Lovejoy branch of the Clayton County Library system is hosting Monday Night Fright Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Join the library staff as they celebrate Halloween with a movie and lots of tricks and treats. The library is located at 1721 McDonough Road, Lovejoy. Call 770-472-8129 for more information.

Oct. 29

Riverdale Community Day and Expo

Come visit the Riverdale Centre for free. Learn about classes and membership opportunities. Visitors are invited to try out the facility for free from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Win door prizes and taste complimentary food samples.

Jack O’Lanterns Craft and Treat

The Riverdale branch of the Clayton County Library system is hosting a Jack O’Lanterns craft and treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Supplies are limited so registration is required. Call 770-472-8100.

Oct. 31

Candy Mania

The Riverdale Centre is hosting a night filled with costumes, lots of candy, games, arts and crafts, entertainment and more from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Nov. 1-2

BBQ Competition

Kids Outdoors Initiative BBQ competition in ribs, chicken, BBQ sauce, Brunswick Stew and Anything But.

Applications available at www.claytonparks.com. Register by Oct. 28.

Nov. 1

16th annual Veterans Day luncheon

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Council is hosting a Veterans Day luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, at 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker is Maj. Gen. James E. Donald (Ret.). For more information call 678-610-4021.

Nov. 2

Sixth annual Lake Spivey Road Race

Race begins at 2300 Ga. Highway 138, Jonesboro. Entry fee is $25 for 5K and $30 for 15K. Register at www.lakespiveyroadrace.org. Call 770-477-3766 for more information. All proceeds benefit the Kid’s Outdoors Georgia Childrens Initiative and Southern Regional Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Nov. 20

Musical Performance

The Headquarters Library of Clayton County is hosting a musical performance by the Charles High School Orchestra featuring the Titan String Quartet, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6

Yule Log Celebration

Reynolds Nature Preserve will host their annual Yule Log Celebration Dec. 6. Music will be provided by Forest Park High School orchestra, refreshments, face painting and ornament making. Storyteller Barry Mann will lead visitors along a candlelit path through the woods for a bonfire and stories of holiday’s past. The event is free and shuttle service will be provided from Babb Middle School.