Calendar of Events 




October 1-31-Documented Rights
The National Archives at Atlanta features more than 80 documents, images, photographs and sound recordings that chronicle the evolution of human and civil rights in the United States. From a slave manifest dated 1844 to the five cases that comprised the 1984 Brown v Board of Education decision, the exhibit gives voice to those who fought for or championed personal rights and freedoms. Each of the exhibits five historic theaters features a signature personality and thematic song. FREE ADMISSION. The National Archives are open Tuesday- Saturday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 770-968-2100

October 1-3- 2009 Georgia Watercolor Society Members Exhibition
Georgia Watercolor Society 30th Annual Members' Exhibition will feature 60 paintings by some of today's top watercolorists. Opening Reception Sept 3 at 5:30pm -7:30 pm Cost is Free Arts Clayton Gallery 136 South Main St Jonesboro GA 30236 for information call 770-473-5457

Exhibit: Slavery and Freedom in Black and White
The African American Experience in 19th Century Newspapers, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. National Archives at Atlanta 5780 Jonesboro Road Morrow, Georgia 30260 In partnership with Christine Mitchell, the National Archives at Atlanta is pleased to present the exhibit, "Slavery and Freedom in Black and White: The African American Experience in 19th Century Newspapers." The National Archives at Atlanta is proud to present a selection of newspapers that chronicle the African American experience during the 19th century. The earliest newspaper, a 1792 Connecticut Courant, features an article about William Wilberforce attempting to end the Atlantic Slave Trade in England and the latest is an 1865 Harper's Weekly covering Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration. The newspapers are from the private collection of Christine Mitchell. The exhibit will be on display at the National Archives at Atlanta from May 31, 2011 through October 15, 2011. For information about the National Archives at Atlanta, such as directions and hours of operation, visit our web page at or call (770) 968-2100. The exhibit is free and open to the general public.

October 3- Wetlands & Watershed Festival
Educational Fun for the whole family! Admission is Free. 10am-3pm Rain or Shine Environmental Exhibitors, Wetlands & Watershed Activities, Live Animal Exhibits, Guided Wetlands Walks, Children's Activites & Nature Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, Food, Souvenirs, Face Painting and more! NEWMAN WETLANDS CENTER Clayton County Water Authority 2755 Freeman Road, Hampton, GA 30228 770-603-5606 Visitors will be directed to nearby parking at Lake Blalock with free shuttle service provided all day.

October 9-11 Scott Antique Market
The World's Largest Monthly Indoor Antique Show! At the Atlanta Expo Center 3650 Jonesboro Road Atlanta, Georgia 30354 Admission: $5.00 All Weekend Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 10am-4pm

October 10-Clayton County Day at Barnes and Noble
Saturday October 10 11am-4pm at Barnes and Noble 1939 Mt.Zion Road, Morrow GA 30260 Join us for Door Prizes, Fun with Local Attractions and Costumed Characters Admission is Free call Clayton County CVB for more information at 770-478-4800

Webinar on "The Five Civilized Tribes"
7:00 PM , From your home The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast, in partnership with the National Archives at Atlanta, will present the third in a series of webinars related to National Archives records. The subject of this webinar is The Five Civilized Tribes. Join this webinar to learn about finding your Native American ancestors and the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole tribes. The presenter for this webinar is Meg Hacker, Director of Archival Operations at the National Archives at Fort Worth. The webinar is free, but registration is required. The public is invited to listen and join the conversation.
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October 13- Friends of the Georgia Archives Lunch & Learn Lecture Series 2009
"People & Stuff" Mr Dale Couch of the Georgia Archives will discuss the movement of ideas, things, and people in the settlement of Georgia Piedmont, 1736-1810. Admission Free Bring a lunch to eat during the program. 12noon to 1 p.m. Georgia Archives 5800 Jonesboro Rd Morrow GA 30260 678-364-3700

Susan Tusing (piano), Betul Soykan (violin), and Nan Kemberling (cello) Concert
Date/Time: October 14 (Friday), starting at 7:30 pm Location: Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA 30260 Contact: Visit for more information or call (678)-466-4200 Summary: Susan Tusing, Betual Soykan, and Nan Kemberling will perform a concert with Tusing on the piano, Soykan on the violin, and Kemberling on the cello. The trio will perform Paul Juon Trio Miniatures; Beethoven trio in C minor Op. 1, No. 3; and Shostakovich Trio in E minor, Op. 67. Costs: Free

The Clayton County Police Department 3K Run/Walk/ and Roll and Open House
Date/Time: October 15, 2011 (Saturday) from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm Location: 7911 N. McDonough Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236 Contact: Clayton County Police Department Community Affairs Unit at (770)-477-3539 or at Summary: 3K run/walk starting at 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, GA and ending at 7911 N. McDonough Street. Pre-registration runs until October 10; race day registration is at the end of the course and held from 7:15 am to 8:00 am. Free refreshments, career opportunities, youth activities, pet adoptions, meet the police department, and more. Costs: Free

October 15- Showcase Clayton Business & Community Expo
On October 15, 2009 the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will host the premier business and community expo. This event is a great opportunity for businnesses to exhibit their products and services as well as network with the public and fellow business leaders. The expo is also a family friendly event and will include a kid's zone with special entertainment just for children. The evening will be filled with plenty of networking, food, door prizes, and festivities. The event will be held at Mt.Zion Baptist Church Community Center 7012 Mt. Zion Boulevard Jonesboro, GA from 3:30-7:30pm Visit the chamber website or call 678-610-4021 for more information

Eduardo Fernandez Guitar Concert
Date/Time: October 16 (Sunday), starting at 3:00 pm Location: Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA 30260 Contact: Visit for more information or call (678)-466-4200 Summary: Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez makes his Spivey Hall debut with this concert. A world famous musician, Fernandez has 18 recordings as an exclusive Decca artist and won the first prize at the 1975 Andrés Segovia Competition in Mallorca, Spain. Fernandez will perform the following pieces: Fernando Sor Fantasie No. 7, Op. 30; Abel Carlevaro Preludios Americanos; Gentil Montana 3 Pieces; J.K. Mertz Four Pieces from "Bardenklänge"; Carlos Chavez 3 Piezas Para Guitarra; and Edison Denisov Sonata. Costs: $50.00

October 17-Autumn in the Park
The Forest Park Recreation and Leisure Services Department will conduct its annual Autumn in the Park Festival from 10:30am-5:30pm at Starr Park Admission is Free. Organizers are looking for vendors to provide games, arts and crafts, plants, jewelry, books and other items. For more details, call 404-363-2908

Home School History - "Documents of Early Federal America"
Tuesday October 18, 2011; Wednesday, October 19, 2011 , 10:00 A.M. Documents of Early Federal America (Primary Source Activity) Students will explore the early decades of the United States by analyzing primary sources from the National Archives. 1:00 P.M. How to do a History Project Learn how to choose a topic, form a research question, do research, and create a fantastic history project. National Archives at Atlanta 5780 Jonesboro Road Morrow, Georgia 30260. No prior registration or reservations are required although an RSVP is appreciated for photocopying purposes. Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to Joel Walker at , Cost: Free

Build a Bat House
From 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Location: Reynolds Nature Preserve 5665 Reynolds Road, Morrow, GA 30260 Contact: Reynolds Nature Preserve Office at (770)-603-4188 Summary: Workshop on building a bat house. Pre-registration for event is required. Costs: $12.00 per bat house

Trail of Terror
Date/Time: October 21-22, 28-29 (Friday and Saturday) from 7:30 pm thru 11: 00 pm each night Location: Clayton County’s International Park 2300 Highway 138 SE, Jonesboro, GA 30236 Contact: Clayton County Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at (770)-477-3766 or visit Summary: Outdoor haunted trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for children under age 12. International Park will host its Fall Festival on October 22 also. Costs: $5.00 a person

Georgia Folklore by Moonlight
October 22 (Saturday) from 6:30 pm till 10:00 pm, Location: Stately Oaks Plantation 100 Carriage Lane, Jonesboro, GA 30236 Contact: Stately Oaks Office at (770)-473-0197 or visit Summary: Go on a nighttime walk and listen to storytellers tale stories of local history, folklore, and even some ghost stories. Live music and additional storytellers provided for entertainment while you wait to go on the trail. Trail begins about every 20 minutes. Reservations not required but recommended. Costs: Adults $7.00, Children ages 5-11 $5

Movies in the Park
Date/Time: October 22, 2011 (Saturday) starting at 9:00 pm. Location: Clayton County’s International Park “The Beach” 2300 Highway 138 SE, Jonesboro, GA 30236 Contact: Clayton County Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at (770)-477-3766 or visit Summary: Showing Disney’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (PG). Bring blanket and chairs to sit on and snacks. Costs: Free

October 23-24-Stately Oaks Plantation Evacuation of Jonesboro
It's August 31, 1864, and the Yankees are approaching Jonesboro. Come share the experience of the Jonesboro residents.At Stately Oaks Plantation. Start time Friday October 23, 2009 at 7:30pm and Ends at 11:00pm on October 24, 2009. 100 Carriage Land Jonesboro GA 770-473-0197 Price: Adults $10 Seniors $7 Children under (11) $4