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City to host modeling workshop

City to host modeling workshop

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Riverdale's Cultural Affairs & Leisure Services department will host a modeling and etiquette workshop next month.

Children and adults who are interested in pursuing modeling careers are invited to come to the free class on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

Chrislen Okoma of ChrisLen Studios will host the class, which will teach grooming, poise and runway techniques.

Visit riverdaleculture.com for more information.

The modeling and etiquette class will be held at the Riverdale Centre on Church Street.

Festival of Trees & Lights begins Friday

Festival of Trees & Lights begins Friday

JONESBORO, Ga. -- This year's Clayton County Festival of Trees & Lights will hold its opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

The Christmas tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Other activities for the whole family include arts & crafts, a cake walk, hay rides, pictures with Santa Claus and more.

The Festival of Trees & Lights is held at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro and runs through Sunday, Dec. 16.

Cars are $5 each during the week and $7 on weekends; there is no gate fee for cars that enter the park before 6 p.m.

Visit claytonparks.com for more information.

South Metro Career Center closed all week

South Metro Career Center closed all week

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor's South Metro Career Center will be closed to the general public through Friday, Sept. 7.

A leak in the main water pipe shut the center down for repairs, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

The center will still hold its scheduled workshops in Emergency Unemployment Compensation and the Reemployment Unit. Those who have appointments must still attend the workshops.

Everyone else who needs assistance is asked to visit any of the other career centers in metro Atlanta:

Clayton Career Center
2450 Mount Zion Parkway, Jonesboro

Cobb-Cherokee Career Center
465 Big Shanty Road, Kennesaw

DeKalb Career Center
3879 Covington Highway, Decatur

Gwinnett Career Center
2211 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross

North Metro Career Center
2943 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta

Life's A Fish & Then You Fry at Clayton County International Park

Life's A Fish & Then You Fry at Clayton County International Park

July 7, 2012

Life's A Fish Then You Fry - Cost is $10 per person.  11:00am until 10:00pm.  Fireworks. Live Enterainment, and a Comedy Show.  Fish and Chips available for purchase for $5.

July is Park and Recreation Month!

July is Park and Recreation Month!

Join in the Summer Fun with Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department!  For additional information view the Department's website at www.claytonparks.com

Weekend roadwork may affect traffic

Weekend roadwork may affect traffic

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has released a list of roadwork and closures through the weekend.

Clayton County

Two lanes of northbound and southbound Interstate 75/85 will be worked on between Mt. Zion Road and Old Dixie Highway. The work will happen from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

The leftmost lane of that same stretch of road will be worked on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cobb County

Major work will happen on the exit ramp from I-75 to Barrett Parkway and I-575 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

DeKalb County

One right lane of I-20 westbound east of Wesley Chapel Road will be worked on from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Wild Azalea Festival

Wild Azalea Festival

WILD AZALEA FESTIVAL at Reynolds Nature Preserve,  Saturday , April 14, 2012  10:00am-3:00pm   Enjoy guided hikes, live animal shows, nature center exhibits, face painting, native azalea showcases, hands on workshops, native plants sales, informational booths from local environmental organizations and much more!  www.claytonparks.com