Community Calendar - March 19, 2014

March 20-22

Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale

Sweet Repeats is hosting a consignment sale at Atlanta Motor Speedway March 20-22. The sale helps shoppers buy new items and reasonable prices. For more information, visit sweet repeats.org.

March 22

Swan Lake

The Atlanta Festival Ballet will perform Swan Lake at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center March 22 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for senior, student or military and $6 for children.

Spring Sprint

The Lake Spivey Rotary Club and city of Jonesboro are hosting a 5K and 10k run and walk March 22. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 p.m. at Lee Street Park in Jonesboro. Cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt and one free raffle ticket for prices. There will be refreshments and vendor booths. Southern Regional will also be offering free health screenings. Visit www.runnersfit.com/calenderresults.html to preregister. Applications are also available at Jonesboro City Hall.

Play auditions

Kenn Cobb is holding auditions for the upcoming play The Mentor - March 29 and April 5 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Clayton State University’s Lakers Hall. For more information, contact Cobb at kcbproductions1@gmail.com.

Bacon Chase 5K

The Bacon Chase 5K and half 5K is coming to the Atlanta Motor Speedway March 22 and there will be unlimited bacon for all participants. For more information, visit www.baconchase.com

Sixth Annual Yellow Pollen Street Festival

Yellow Pollen Street Festival

Join more than 80 vendors and over 2,500 visitors at Hampton’s premiere Yellow Pollen Street Festival March 22 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Celebrate that pesky pollen in style with food, fun and educational experiences in Hampton’s downtown. The festival is sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program. Beekeeper extraordinaire Tom Bonnell, along with LifeSouth Blood Mobile, PACE Car from Atlanta Motor Speedway and more will return this year. There will also be live music by DJ Jimmy Smith. For more information, call 770-946-4306.

Willett Honda Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

Get Set Grow is hosting its first poker tournament March 22 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Stockbridge benefiting Willett Honda. Check-in begins at 6:30 and the tournament will begin at 7 p.m. and will include a cash bar, comedy hour, DJ and food. To register, visit www.getsetgrow.com.

April 5

Wild Azalea Festival

Reynolds Nature Preserve is hosting its annual Wild Azalea Festival April 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is free. There will be guided hikes, live animal shows, nature center exhibits, workshops, informational booths and native azalea showcases. The preserve is located at 5665 Reynolds Road, Morrow. Visit claytonparks.com for call 770-603-4188 for more information.

Color Run

Atlanta Motor Speedway is hosting The Color Run April 5 starting at 9 a.m.. There will be a pre-race party with music, dancing, warmup stretching and giveaways. Visit thecolorrun.com/atlanta to purchase tickets.

April 12

Music Festival

Atlanta Motor Speedway is hosting the Magnetic Musical Festival March April 12. Visit magneticmusicfestival.com for tickets.

April 18-19

Track and Field Meet

The GRPA 4th District Track and Field Meet will be held April 18 starting at 6 p.m. and April 19 starting at 10 a.m. at Twelve Oaks Stadium. Cost is $3.

Lunch and Learn

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch and Learn April 18 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Georgia Archives. The topic is Why Blogging Should Be Part of Your Marketing Plan. Lunch will be provided. Call 678-466-5100 for tickets.

April 19

Egg Hunt

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

May 3

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

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 rec 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.


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