County by county news for Sunday


Church to hold job fair Oct. 22

Roswell United Methodist Church’s Job Networking Ministry will host its eighth Mini-Job Fair for all job seekers at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Jobs include upper management, IT professionals, human resources, administrative, financial, legal, pest control, customer service, and many more.

The Crossroads Career Network workshop at 1 p.m. will kick off the full-day Job Networking program. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

After the meeting, each job seeker can choose an Industry Guide from a list of 140 professionals.

A list of the job openings is at

Interested employers can still sign on by contacting Kenneth Musisi


Program to teach youth string instruments

Atlanta Strings Conservatory, a nonprofit institution dedicated to the education and promotion of string music, has launched a new program for underprivileged youth to develop their talent and learn appreciation for string instruments.

The European styled classeat the Conservatory’s recital hall in downtown Atlanta.

Information: 404-403-9559 or Kenneth Musisi


County offers alternative trick-or-treat

DeKalb County is hosting an alternative for parents who don’t want children trick-or-treating.

The Field of Screams nights will be 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Wonderland Gardens, 3171 Rainbow Dr.

Information: 404-687-2751.

April Hunt


Volunteers needed for holiday program

Officials for Connecting Henry’s annual Community Cares Christmas Toy Shop are seeking donations of toys, money and gift cards.

Volunteers are needed to decorate toy collection boxes as well as interviewing clients, wrapping gifts, sorting toys and to create and construct the Toy Shop.

Information: 770-288-6230 or Monroe Roark for the AJC


AARP needs tax help volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide is seeking Clayton County volunteers to provide free tax preparation and filing assistance to area taxpayers for the 2013 tax season. Volunteers should have some computer experience.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers receive free IRS-certified tax training.

Information: Kenneth Musisi


Mobile career lab coming to Gwinnett

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Board’s Mobile Career Lab is coming to the Lawrenceville and Norcross branches of the Gwinnett County Public Library two Mondays a month through Dec. 10.

The mobile job center offers computer workstations and certified job coaches to help with on-line job searches, resume and cover letter development, on-line tutorials and individual assessments and exploration of training eligibility and options. or call 770-978-5154 for specific dates and times. Karen Huppertz for the AJC