Jan. 22

Build a woodpecker house

Reynolds Nature Preserve is hosting an opportunity to learn how to and build a woodpecker house. Participants must be 8 years or older. Anyone under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $12. Pre-register for the event by call 770-603-4188 or visit www.claytonparks.com for online registration.

Jan. 25

Masquerade Ball

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 60th Annual Banquet Masquerade Ball from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in College Park. Cost is $100. Call 678-610-4021 to register or visit www.claytonchamber.org.

Jan. 25

Legends Race

NASCAR’s stars of tomorrow battle for short-track supremacy on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s “Thunder Ring,” the facility’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval track. Fans can purchase infield passes at the Security Command building near the speedway’s main entrance. Infield access is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages six through 11 and admission is free for children ages five and younger. Cost to race is $25. Minors and their guardians are required to complete a minor waiver before children ages 17 and younger can enter the infield; the waiver and instructions can be found at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

Feb. 7

Healthy Heart Day

Celebrate healthy lifestyle changes and encourage physical activities that will promote active living. FREE event from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center.

Feb. 8

Hot Chocolate Run 5K/10K

Get Set Grow is hosting the Hot Chocolate Run 5K/10K 9 a.m. Feb. 8 at Nash Farm Battlefield. Visit www.getsetgrow.com for registration and sponsor forms.

Feb. 21

Black History Cinema

A viewing session for families to promote African American heritage during Black History Month. FREE event from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center.

Black History Month Trivia

Visit the Jim Huie Recreation Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm for trivia night. Come enjoy food, prizes and much more and test your Black History knowledge. This is a program for families of all ages. Registration is free at Jim Huie Rec Center.

Feb. 22

Teen Summit

The Teen Summit will educate, empower, and encourage teens. Guest speakers, educational vendors, vocational vendors, and lunch will be provided. FREE event from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center.

Feb. 28

Dr. Suess Night

Join us for a family event celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday in partnership with Georgia Pre-K and local daycares. Food, fun, entertainment, and more from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Jim Huie Recreation Center.


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.

To submit a calendar event, send to Heather Middleton at hmiddleton@news-daily.com