Community Calendar - June 21, 2014

June 21

Canoeing at Reynolds Nature Preserve

Explore the flora and fauna of Big Pond at Reynolds Nature Preserve June 21. The program can accommodate two participants per session. Times available are 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Register online at www.claytonparks.com.

Music festival

Riverdale is hosting the South City Summer Music Festival June 21 at the Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets range from $27 to $47 and are available at www.ticketalternative.com or the Riverdale Centre box office. For more information, call 770-909-5300.


International Park is hosting the Caribbean Festival June 21 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Event is free. For more information visit www.caribbeangeorgia.org.

June 24

A Day in the Kitchen

Clayton County 4-H is hosting a Day in the Kitchen June 24 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Students in grades five-12 will learn how to cook and what they cook for the day is what they eat. Cost is $15. To register, visit www.caes.uga.edu/extension/clayton/ or call 770-473-3946.

June 27

Riverdale is hosting Friday Night Flicks in the Amphitheater of Riverdale Town Center June 13 at 9 p.m. “Happy Feet” will be showing. Concessions will be sold during movies. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 770-909-5300.

June 28

City of Morrow is hosting Freedom Fest June 28 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 5917 Reynolds Road. Admission is free. There will be live music, food, children’s activities and a fireworks show after dark.

Farmers Market

The Jonesboro Farmers Market will begin June 28 and runs through August. It will be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The market will be held in the Jonesboro City parking lot behind Heritage Bank on Mill Street.

Muster and Safety Palooza

Morrow is hosting a 5k run at 8 a.m. starting and ending at the Morrow Walmart. Following the run, there will be a firefighters muster, a competition between firefighters from surrounding departments. A safety palooza will feature kids games, bounce house and giveaways.

Guided Hike

Reynolds Nature Preserve is hosting a guided hike through the preserve with a staff naturalist June 28 at 9:30 a.m. Gather at the center for a live snake presentation. Cost is $1.

Build a Bird House

Reynolds Nature Preserve is hosting a build a birdhouse class June 28 at 2 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. Register online at www.claytonparks.com

July 3

The Riverdale Town Center Pavilion will host the first-ever Spoken Word & Touch of Jazz featuring Hank Stewart at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 404-596-8497.

July 4

4th of July Parade

The City of Jonesboro is having a Red, White, Blue and You 5k starting at 9 a.m. on July 4. The race begins and ends at Tanama, 253 N. Main St. Registration is $10. All proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. down Main Street and will be followed by a barbecue at the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge on McDonough Street. For more information, or to register for the race, call Tina Hughes at 770-603-2997.

Fireworks celebration

Join the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department for live entertainment and fireworks at The Beach July 4. Cost is $10 per car. Fireworks begin at dusk.

July 8

Prevention Training

Rainbow House Inc. will offer child abuse prevention training titled “Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children” July 8 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at 879 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro. This training is open to anyone who seeks a better understanding of child protection. Registration is required and is $15 to cover the cost of educational materials. Two CEUs will be available. To register or for questions, please contact Amanda Pritchett at 770 603-5268 or amandapritchett@rainbowhouseinc.org

July 11

Movie Night in the Park

Join the City of Forest Park for a showing of “Frozen” 8 p.m., July 11, at Starr Park, 803 Forest Parkway. Event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs, blanket and baskets.

Friday Night Flicks

Residents can visit the Amphitheater of Riverdale Town Center for a family-friendly movie July 11 from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Concessions will be sold during the movie. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food, lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 770-909-5300.

July 12

Fishing Derby

There will be a youth and adult fishing derby July 12 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at The Beach. All ages are welcome. Participants must bring bait and equipment. Prizes will be awarded for the heaviest catfish and bass. Cost is $5. For more information, call 770-603-4165.

Summer Luau

Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center is hosting a summer luau from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The even is free and will feature a pool party, activities, games and arts and crafts.

July 19

Special Needs Pageant

Mr. and Miss Special Henry County Pageant will be held July 19 at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove. Competition of 39 contestants from Henry, Clayton, Fayette and Butts counties starts at 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

South City Summer Music Festival

The City of Riverdale will host the summer music festival at the Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center July 19 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. For more information, visit riverdaleculture.com to purchase tickets.

July 26

Movie Under The Stars

“Man of Steel” will be playing at Panhandle Park July 26 starting at 9 p.m. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. The event is free.

Family Swim Night

Experience free swimming at Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Enjoy the pool while listening to music, playing pool games and enjoying light refreshments.


Through Aug. 1

Center of Hope, 492 Roy Huie Road, Riverdale, will be providing meals to all eligible children free of charge from June 1 until Aug. 1. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Any child under 18 can come to eat. For more information, contact Karen Redd at 770-807-4673.

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 St. 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 St., Suite C, in Forest Park. Call 770-478-1950 for more information.

Senior Breakfast

A senior breakfast is held every second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Lovejoy Community Center, 11622 Hastings Bridge Road. Each breakfast features a guest speaker on a variety of issues facing senior citizens. For more information, call 678-479-8655.

Clayton County Library System

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

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