Clayton Community Calendar - April 19, 2014

April 19

Morning Out

Panola Mountain State Park is hosting a Photographers and Artists Morning Out April 19 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the park. Cost is $10, plus $5 to park. Photographers and artists will have access to restricted areas of the park to draw, paint or photograph Panola Mountain. A ranger with an art background will be on hand as a guide. Call 770-389-7801 for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt

College Park is hosting an Easter Egg hunt April 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for children ages 6-12 at Richard D. Zupp Jr. Park, 1622 Hawthorne Ave., in College Park. Special eggs will be hidden for special gifts. For more information, call 404-669-9206.

Egg Hunt

Clayton County Parks and Recreation is hosting an Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at International Park from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Yard Sale

Riverdale is hosting a community yard sale April 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Riverdale Town Centre, 7200 Church Street.

Easter Egg Hunt

Riverdale is hosting the Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt April 19 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for children ages 2-10. Bring an Easter basket. There will also be photos with the Easter Bunny. Admission is free.

April 21

Free forum

Clayton Sate University is hosting a free Small Business Financing Forum April 21 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the CSU East Auditorium, 5823 Trammell Road in Morrow. Registration in required. Visit www.georgiabdc.org to register. Speaker is Fred Crispen from Celtic Bank.

April 25

“He Said, She Said”

The Riverdale Centre Players present its spring production of “He Said, She Said,” April 25 at the Riverdale Centre for the Arts, Business & Leisure, 7210 Church Street in Riverdale. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Tickets include dinner. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the play begins at 7 p.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 770-909-5300.

Clayton County Public School is hosting a golf tournament April 25 starting at 11 a.m. at 1058 Fifth Ave. in Jonesboro. Call 770-473-2700 for more information.

April 26

Native American Heritage Day

Stately Oaks Plantation is hosting its annual Native American Heritage Day April 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children and $1.50 for scouts in uniform. Visit historicaljonesboro.org for more information

Trunk Show

Arts Clayton Gallery is hosting a Jewelry Trunk Show April 26 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, visit artsclayton.org or call 770-473-5457.

Jonesboro First United

Methodist Church is hosting a Spring Festival on April 26th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds from the festival go to send youth to summer camp and provide funds for preschool summer programs. For more information, call Christina Patterson at cmphantom@comcast.net.

April 26-27

Auto show

Atlanta Motor Speedway is hosting a Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by Classic Collectors Insurance and Zmax April 26 and April 27. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $12 per day and children ages 6-11 are $5 per day with children under 5 free. Visit atlantamotorama.com for more information.

May 1

Clayton County is hosting the annual Community Prayer Breakfast Program in observance of the National Day of Prayer May 1 at 6:30 a.m. The program will take place at the National Archives-Atlanta Southeast Region at 5780 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call Mike Glanton at 678-479-7730.

Choral Concert

The Griffin Choral Arts community chorus is hosting a concert May 1 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Griffin First Baptist Church, 106 W. Taylor Street in Griffin. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 1-888-SING1-88.

May 3

Humane Society Yard Sale

The Clayton County Humane Society is hosting their Spring Treasure for PAWS sale May 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Jonesboro High School. The humane society is looking for donations for the sale. To set up a donation drop off, contact Gwen Lyle at lyle.gs@gmail.com or Yvette Elliott at 770-363-4132.

Spring Festival

Forest Park is hosting its Swing Into Spring Festival May 3 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Starr Park on Forest Parkway.

Movie Under the Stars

Rex Park is hosting a movie under the stars May 3 at 9 p.m. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. Event is free. “Despicable Me 2” will be showing.

May 10

Run for the Rainbow

Rainbow House is hosting a Run for the Rainbow Run/Walk 5k and 1 miles walk May 10 at 9 a.m. at Nash Farm Battlefield, 4361 Jonesboro Road in Hampton. Lunch is included for all race participants from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Cost is $30 for 5k and $15 for the one mile race. Advance registration ends May 7. Runners can register the day of the race for $35 for the 5k and $20 for the one mile. Event is open to all runners and walkers of all levels. For more information contact Mandy Menzel at mandy.menzel@communitybiblechurch.com. Register online at www.active.com.

HATtitude Mother’s Day Brunch Jazz Brunch

Riverdale will be celebrating mother past, present and future May 10 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a special performance by Howard Hewitt. Cost is $35 per person and includes brunch buffet, champagne mimosas and live music. For more information, call 770-909-5300.

Fishing Derby

A free Youth Fishing Derby will be from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at The Beach’s upper lake. All ages are invited. Bring bait and equipment. Prizes will be awarded for heavies catfish and heaviest bass. For more information, call 770-603-4165.

Mother’s Day

Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center is hosting a free event for children to create a special gift for Mother’s Day from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.

May 24

Beach Opening Day

The Clayton County International Park will open with live entertainment and fireworks celebration beginning around 9 p.m. Cost is $10.

May 27 - July 18

Summer Day Camp

Registration is open for Forest Park’s Summer Day Camp May 27 - July 18. Children ages 5 - 12 are accepted. Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.. Cost is $45 weekly for residents and $55 for non-residents. Call 404-363-2908 for more information or to register.

June 2-6

Registration is open for the Brazilian Beach Soccer Camp at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Ga. 138 in Jonesboro. The camp is hosted by Challenger Sports and is open for children ages 8-18. Both half and full day camps are available. Visit www.claytonparks.com/events.aspx to register.

June 6-8

Soccer Tournament

Clayton County International Park will have a Beach Soccer Classic Tournament hosted by Challenger Sports. Visit www.claytonparks.com/events.aspx to register.

June 7

Father and Son Basketball

Fathers and sons will have the chance to challenge each other with their basketball skills at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center June 7 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free.


Two by Two Thrift Shop

The Clayton County Humane Society’s Two by Two Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 150 N. McDonough Street in Jonesboro. Donations are accepted. All money raised goes to benefit the humane society.

The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 752 Main Street, Suite C in Forest Park. Call 770-478-1950 for more information.

Clayton County Library System

Visit www.claytonpl.org for a host of activities at all Clayton County libraries. Activities include things like story time, craft projects, musical performances and much more.

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