Clayton County Calendar of Events – News-Daily.com

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The Clayton Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council will host a spotlight luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the continuing education building at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd. in Morrow. The luncheon will feature prominent local business women and their stories of success. Tickets are $35 per person or $280 per table. Register at claytonchamber.org.

The Front Porch Players presents Driving Miss Daisy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry that begins in Atlanta in the 1940s and affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a strong-willed Southern Jewish widow Daisy Werthan and her equally indomitable African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. Directed by Karen Ferrell-White, the cast includes Jay Michael Isbell as Hoke and Mary Anne Brannon as Miss Daisy. Showtimes are Aug. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, 1842 Lake Jodeco Road in Jonesboro. General admission is $12 for adults. Tickets are available now at thefrontporchplayers.com.

Congressman David Scott is hosting his 13th Annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Mundys Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro. The Health Fair will provide vital health screenings and information at no cost from the regions health care providers and advocacy organizations. To register and view a list of participating organizations, visit http://www.davidscott.house.gov.

Enjoy performances by the Dr. Love Blues Revue with Albert White, Lady D, Sandra Hall and more during the next Dr. Love Blues and Barbecue Summer Jam Series on Aug. 19 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Starr Park, 803 Forest Pkwy. in Forest Park.

Caribbean Cultural Festival

The Caribbean Association of Georgia Inc. hosts the eighth Annual Atlanta Caribbean Cultural Festival on Aug. 19 at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Ga. Highway 138 S.E. in Jonesboro, from 1 to 8 p.m. Come out to celebrate Caribbean American heritage and take part in the largest festival of its kind in Clayton County. This event is free and open to the public. Aug. 24

Al Smith and friends will perform at the Lakeview Amphitheater of the Clayton County International Park, 2300 Ga. Highway 138 SE in Jonesboro, as part of Clayton Countys Sip & Sounds concert series. Bring your own lawn chairs, food and beverages to enjoy this free concert from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Berryz Bridge and The Next Generation will perform at the Lakeview Amphitheater of the Clayton County International Park, 2300 Ga. Highway 138 SE in Jonesboro, as part of Clayton Countys Sip & Sounds concert series. Bring your own lawn chairs, food and beverages to enjoy this free concert from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Clayton State University is holding a hiring event for returning citizens, or ex-offenders, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Athletic Center, 2000 Clayton State Blvd. in Morrow. Gain access to employers and learn valuable skills in resume building and interviewing. The event is presented by the Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Register and learn more by contacting jobshcac@gmail.com.

In conjunction with the Premiere Tennis and College Experience, Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton Gregory, along with the Board of Commissioners and Parks and Recreation, will be hosting a college fair at the J. Charley Griswell Senior Center, 2300 Highway 138 S.E. in Jonesboro, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. This fair aims to showcase colleges and university systems in Georgia.

Erica Dawson and the 911 Band will perform at the Lakeview Amphitheater of the Clayton County International Park, 2300 Ga. Highway 138 SE in Jonesboro, as part of Clayton Countys Sip & Sounds concert series. Bring your own lawn chairs, food and beverages to enjoy this free concert from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Join the city of Jonesboro Sept. 23 from noon to 8 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Downtown Street Festival. The festival will feature food truck options, street vendors, kids play zones and live music. Vendor opportunities are available by contacting events@jonesboroga.com.

The Forest Park Police Department is now accepting vendor applications for this years National Night Out on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Starr Park, 803 Forest Parkway in Forest Park. The evening is focused on crime prevention and drug awareness and is geared toward the citys youth and their parents. For more information or to register your business, email CYermack@forestparkpd.com.

A benefit banquet for the Pregnancy Resource Center in Clayton County will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, 147 Church St. in Jonesboro. Keynote speaker is Dr. Haywood Robinson. Reservations are required and can be made at pregnancycare85@bellsouth.net or 770-477-1501.

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 their peers, chatting or playing games. Teens welcome to bring and share their own board games.

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

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.

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

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 http://www.ccfes.org and clicking on CPR Classes located under Quick Links.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free 12-Step Recovery Program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Meets are held every Sunday at 3 p.m. in Riverdale at 1064 Bethsaida Road and Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center, Clayton Community Center, 1792 Mount Zion Road in Morrow. For more information or a list of additional meetings, call 800-566-9010 or visit http://www.foodaddicts.org.

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

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

Clayton County Library System and the Preservation of Life will provide free hot meals during a free after-school program from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Meeting Room of the Jonesboro Branch Library, 124 Smith St.

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

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 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.

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers invited to weekly story time from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Morrow Library, 6225 Maddox Road in Morrow.

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.

Toastmasters International

The Clayton chapter of Toastmasters International meets the first, third and fifth Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in room 115 of the Clayton State East-Arbor Hall, 5823 Trammell Road in Morrow.

Free Womens Group Counseling is offered Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 9940 Dixon Industrial Blvd. in Jonesboro. For more information or to register, call 678-698-5094.

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