Community Calendar - May 17, 2014

May 17

Arts Clayton

Arts Clayton Gallery is hosting a Creation Station May 17 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Participants make a dream catcher and take a tour of the gallery. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Call 770-473-5826.

May 22

Music Services

Riverdale is hosting the After Work Cook Down Music Series May 22 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Amphitheater at the Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church Street. The event is free and will include food and performances. Call 770-909-5300 for more information.

May 23

Movie Night

Arts Clayton Gallery is hosting Movie Night May 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Admission is $1. The movie showing will be 2001 A Space Odyssey.

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.

May 27

Blood Drive

Piedmont Henry Hospital and the American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive, 100 days of summer, 100 days of hope May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hospital’s Foundation Education Center, Classroom A. For more information, visit piedmonthenry.org.


Reynolds Nature Preserve is hosting a Green Thumb Gardening class May 27 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $8. Participants will take home their very own seed pot. Register online at wwww.claytonparks.com

May 28

Quite a Catch

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, 148 Church Street, is hosting “Quite a Catch” by Ron Anglin May 28 at 10:30 a.m. The program is sponsored by the Clayton County Library System. For more information, contact Jennifer Pelt at jpelt@claytonpl.org.

May 30

The Front Porch Players present six performances of “The Miracle Worker” May 30-31, June 6-7 at 8 p.m. and June 1 and June 8 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are at the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, 1842 Lake Jodeco Road in Jonesboro. Reserved seating is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children. General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased at www.thefrontporchplayers.com or call 770-897-1404.

Canvas & Corks

Arts Clayton Gallery is hosting Canvas & Corks with instructor Kay Ridge. Ridge will guide students through creating a masterpiece of their own. Refreshments and materials will be available or bring your own. Cost is $35 per person. Call 770-473-5457 to register.

May 31

Yard Sale

Lake Spivey Country Club is hosting a neighborhood yard sale May 31 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Look for homes with balloons on their mailboxes to know they’re participating.

Spring Fling

The Lovejoy branch library, 1721 McDonough Road in Hampton, is hosting a Summer Reading Program and Spring Fling Family Fun Day May 21 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be food, music, games and prizes. Cost is free. For more information, call Xavier Scott at 770-472-8129.

Shredding Event

The city of Riverdale is hosting the 2014 Shredding Event May 31 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the open field adjacent to the Riverdale Town Center. Event is free. Bring personal documents and papers that you would like to dispose of. Call 770-909-5300 for more information.

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

Quilt Sale

Quilt and Fixin’s, 7986 North Main Street, Jonesboro, will host its annual Dog and Cat Quilt Sale June 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All proceeds go to support the Clayton County Humane Society. Cash for check only accepted. Call 770-472-0015 for more information.

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.

Movie Under the Stars

Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for a viewing of “Frozen” at Flat Shoals Park June 7. Movie begins at 9 p.m. The event is free.

June 14

Fishing Derby

Youth and Adult Fishing Derby is planned for June 14 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at International Park (Upper Lake) Cost is $5 per person. Bring bait and equipment. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest catfish and bass. For more information, call 770-603-4165.

June 21


International Park is host the Caribbean Festival June 21. Event is free. For more information visit www.caribgeangeorgia.com.


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.

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