July 20

Movie Under the Stars

Clayton County Parks and Recreation is hosting a summer-long Movie Under the Stars event at various county parks. All movies will begin at 7:30 p.m. The following is the schedule:

July 20 — “Aquaman,“ Rum Creek Park;

Aug. 3 — “How to Train Your Dragon 3,“ Morrow Lake City Park;

Aug. 17 — “Dumplin,“ Lee Street Park; and

Sept. 7 — “Captain Marvel,“ Gerald Matthews.

Through June 26

Tennis Camp

The Clayton County Tennis Center, 2300 Ga. Highway 138 in Jonesboro, is offering a tennis summer camp through June 26. Both morning and afternoon sessions are available. For more information or to register, email marcus@premiersportsfm.com or call 678-479-5016.

June 25

Golf Classic

The 16th annual Allan Vigil Golf Classic will be held on June 25 at Eagle’s Landing Country Club. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the tee off at 11 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Linda Crissey at 770-473-5831 or email linda.crissey@artsclayton.org.

Through October

Food Truck Tuesday

The city of Forest Park is hosting Food Truck Tuesdays through October from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hines Ward Pass in Starr Park, 5031 Park Ave. An array of food will be available including vegan, seafood, barbecue, Italian ice, wraps, gelatos and desserts.


After-School Club

The Lovejoy Library, 1721 McDonough Road in Hampton, offers an enrichment time from 3 to 4 p.m. for teens to have some fun with peers. Teens are welcome to bring and share their own board games.

After-School Meals

Faith Open Door Community Center, 259 Arrowhead Blvd. in Jonesboro, is offering free after-school meals to youth ages 18 and under. For more information, call the center at 678-545-6053.


The Forest Park Al-Anon Group hosts a meeting at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Jones Memorial UMC, 5320 Phillip Drive in Morrow. For more information, call 770-968-8293.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Forest Park Al-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Jones Memorial UMC, 5320 Phillips Drive in Morrow, at the back door of the education building. For more information, call 770-968-8293.

Children’s Wii

Kids ages 5 to 11 can play Wii from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Clayton County Headquarters Library Branch, 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro.

Color Me Creative

Teens can get creative with colors and relieve stress from 4 to 5:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Lovejoy Library, 1721 McDonough Road in Hampton. Coloring pages, sheets, pencils and crayons are provided. Program is geared toward middle – and high-school students.

CPR Classes

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services holds CPR classes for the community on a monthly basis. Students learn how to provide CPR to adults and how to use an automated external defibrillator. CPR classes are lecture-based with hands-on skills practice. They last approximately four hours. Registration for classes can be made by calling CCFES at 770-473-7833 or by visiting www.ccfes.org and clicking on CPR Classes located under Quick Links.

Food Pantry

Joseph Store House Food Pantry, 9940 Dixon Industrial Blvd. in Jonesboro, is collecting food from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month and from 6:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 770-335-1250.

Food Pantry

Handley Helping Hands Inc. operates a bi-monthly food pantry on the first and third Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5570 Handley Blvd. in Morrow. For more information, email the Rev. Esther K. Powers at handleyhelpinghands@comcast.net.

Fraternity Meetings

The Pi Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. in Morrow serves the Clayton County community as well as other parts of metro Atlanta. Chapter meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Forest Park Library, 4812 West St. For more information, email Trenton Bailey at trenton_bailey@yahoo.com or visit www.pgl1906.org.

Foreign Exchange Host Families

Host families are needed for foreign exchange students. Participants will learn about another culture and make a friend for life in the process. Students attend local high school for one school year. All students are well-screened, bring their own money and have great insurance. They will not drive or drink. For more information, call 770-477-1376.

Homestead Hospice

Homestead Hospice in Jackson is looking for volunteers in Clayton County to visit with patients and provide comfort, companionship and emotional support. The hospice provides training and ongoing support to volunteers. For more information, call Gay Moncrief at 770-775-0100 or email gmoncrief@homesteadhospice.net.

Senior Community Program

The Experience Work Senior Community Service program is open to residents age 55 and older who are unemployed and need a job. For more information, call 404-500-1547.

Senior Theater Classes

The Frank Bailey Senior Center, 6213 Riverdale Road in Riverdale, is holding theater arts classes for seniors age 55 and up at 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Sign up at claytonseniors.com or call the center at 678-479-5505 for more information.

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

Education reporter Heather Middleton joined the Clayton News and Henry Herald in 2002.

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