Olde Jail Museum
The Rockdale County Historical Society will host an open house for the reopening of the Olde Jail Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1. Festivities will begin in the Rockdale County Courthouse Square on Milstead Avenue.
Newborn Opry Gospel will feature the groups The Diplomats and Blood Bought in a concert at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the historic school house in Newborn. A $5 per person donation is requested at the door. Visit newbornopry.com for directions.
Meetin' at the Mill
Join Friends of Porterdale at the last Meetin' at the Mill for 2007 at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Chances Gallery, 2104 Main St. in Porterdale. Call 404-538-2888.
The Conyers Riding Association will hold its 17th annual Christmas Toy Run in memory of Robert Mayfield. Admission to ride is one new toy or $10 per rider on Dec. 1. Registration is at the new Target on Ga. Highway 20, south of Interstate 20. The ride will be from 9 to 11 a.m., end at Granite Mountain Harley Davidson, and food, drinks and door prizes will be part of the finish. Also, donations of non-perishable canned food, or cash or a check to Rockdale Emergency Relief is encouraged.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington and The Friends of the Newton County Library will present a display of the Polar Express Train now through Dec. 8 during library hours at 7116 Floyd St. The exhibit, by Lionel modeler and collector Richard Rawlins, will be raffled off on Dec. 20. Raffle tickets are $5 and benefit the Kiwanis Club scholarship fund. Also, the movie "The Polar Express" will be shown at 2 p.m. at the library, and magician and storyteller Tommy Johns will perform an Arctic Express storytime at 4 p.m. on Dec. 8. Call the library at 770-787-3231.
Southern Folk Advent
Old Church, near Oxford College at Fletcher and Wesley streets, will present the Meridian Chorale and congregation in singing folk hymns from the historic Sacred Harp tune book at 4 p.m. on Dec. 1. Visit www.meridianherald.org.
Cornish Mountain Baptist Church on Cornish Mountain Road in Oxford will present breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1, from 8 to 10 a.m. An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be $5. Photos taken with Santa are for donations. Call 770-786-9725.
Living Way Worship Center is holding a portrait fund-raiser to benefit its building fund. A certificate for a photo session and a 10x13 portrait is available for a donation of $10 until Dec. 1. A family can choose to have the portrait in antique or vintage style if desired. Photo sessions will be on Dec. 8 and 9 at Woodlee's Christian Academy, 2125 Old Salem Road. Call 770-380-9787.
The Newton County Landfill will hold a household electronics, paint and pesticide disposal and recycle day on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at the landfill. The event is free to Newton County residents only. No TVs or commercial wastes will be accepted. Dec. 1 is the next recycle day. Call 770-786-5808.
Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., will host a Usborne Holiday Book fair until Dec. 1, featuring books games and more for sale. Books purchased earn credit points for the library to purchase books. Call 770-385-6444.
The Walton County Music Guild will present the Walton Choral Society and The Walton Symphony Chamber Ensemble in a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Social Circle United Methodist Church and at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Monroe First United Methodist Church. Admission is free.
Stewart Baptist Church, 158 Stewart Church Road, will present the Christmas drama, titled "From the Christ Child to the Judgment," at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2 at the church. Call 770-788-7177 or visit the Web at StewartBaptist.org.
Salem Fine Arts
Salem Fine Arts Department will present "Urinetown" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 at the high school. Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for adults in advance or $10 at the door.
A men's ministry meeting will be held the first Saturday of each month at Christian Life Center Church, 10242 Flat Shoals Road in Covington. The next meeting will be Dec. 1. Call 770-784-8189.
Christian Life Fellowship will hold an ordination ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the church, 10242 Flat Shoals Road in Covington. Call 770-784-9359.
Rockdale CASA is in need of volunteer visitation supervisors to assist foster children who are visiting with their biological family for one hour each week. The volunteer supervisor position requires a three-hour training class and a background check. Call 770-761-0202.
Conyers VFW Post 5290, 1432 VFW Drive, will host a dance each Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Call 770-822-0820 or 404-363-6042. The next dance will be on Dec. 1.
Anyone interested in teaching an adult to read, please contact The Church at Covington at 770-786-7293, ext. 21. Child care will be provided for children, ages newborn through first grade.
Volunteers are needed to help an adult learn to read or improve their math skills. Training and materials will be provided. Call Newton Reads at 678-342-7943.
God's Vision Ministries, 1475 Klondike Road, Suite D-110, will begin a DivorceCare support group in November to meet twice a month on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. Call 770-322-1209 for meeting dates and times.
Tour of Homes
The annual Pilot Club Tour of Homes will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Olde Town Conyers. The walking tour will feature five homes plus the Olde Jail Museum, circa 1897. Tickets are $12 prior to the tour and $15 on the day of the tour. Call 770-483-5957.
Hanging of Green
Mt. Pleasant UMC, located at County Road 229 and U.S. Highway 278, will hold a hanging of the green service at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2. Also the church will hold an open house and tree lighting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., will hold a hanging of the green services and chili supper beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2. On. Dec. 9, the children will present a live nativity program at 5 p.m. And, on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. "The Longest Night" program will be held. On. Dec. 16 at 5 p.m., the church will present "the Singing Saints Cantata." On Dec. 23 at 11 a.m., there will be a "Lessons and Carols Cantata." On Dec. 24 at 5 and 9 p.m., there will be a candlelight Christmas Eve service. A nursery will be provided for ages 3 and under. Call 770-786-7305.
Gorley Family Concert
The Gorley Family will be singing at the Covington Church of God, 5158 Newton Drive, at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 2. All are invited. Call 770-787-9826.
A community candlelight memorial and memory tree service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the chapel of Caldwell and Cowan, 1215 Access Road in Covington. To place a name of a loved one who passed away during 2007 to the list, call 770-786-7062 by Nov. 30.
Conyers Vineyard Church, a new church temporarily meeting at the Holiday Inn, 1351 Dogwood Drive, will meet each Sunday at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The purpose is seeking lost souls.
Newton County Community Band, directed by T.K. Adams, will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Eastside High School Auditorium. The concert is free.
Conyers Lions Club will meet on Dec. 3 at Always Banquet and Conference Facility, 1609 Milstead Road. A buffet meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. and the meeting, featuring the annual Christmas party will be at 6:45 p.m. Lions are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a girl and a boy for charity, and to bring a white elephant give for exchanging with those in attendance. It is a family night for the Lions. Call 770-483-4077.
Georgia Perimeter College - Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3. The Church at Covington, 11975 Ga. Highway 142 N. in Oxford, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 3. Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 20. The Monroe community will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 400 S. Broad St. in Monroe. Call 770-852-4041.
Newton Medical Center will hold a diabetes support group meeting at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3. Call 770-385-4394.
Covington City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at Covington City Hall. The next meetings will be Dec. 3 and 17. Call 770-385-2000.
Newborn City Council will meet the first Monday of each month at Newborn City Hall at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be Dec. 3. Call 770-787-1660.
Mansfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Mansfield Community Room. Call 770-786-7235.
Right to Life
Rockdale/Newton Right to Life group meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Dec. 3. Call 678-923-1558 for place and directions.
Conyers American Legion Post 77 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the post, 674 Legion Road, N.E. The next meeting will be Dec. 3. Visit www.americanlegionpost77.org.
Oxford City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Oxford Community Room. The next meeting will be Dec. 3. Call 770-786-7004.
Porterdale City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Porterdale City Hall. The next meeting will be Dec. 3. Call 770-786-2217.
Rockdale Community Clothes Closet, 1050 Oakland Ave., has an immediate need for all types of winter clothes, warm bedding and space heaters. Drop-off hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The Kiwanis Club of Conyers will meet at noon on Dec. 3 at Always Banquet and Conference Center, 1609 Milstead Road. The group meets each Monday. Call 770-483-9592.
Elks Lodge 1806, 135 Crowell Road in Covington, will hold Bingo games on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. in a smoke-free atmosphere. The public is invited. Call 770-787-9499.
Georgia Community Support Solutions has opened a new thrift store at Our Place, 875 Davis Drive, with hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Proceeds support programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Call 678-413-2361.
TOPS Chapter 451
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS Ga. 451, meets each Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Milstead Baptist Church, 1613 Main St. in Milstead, in the church fellowship building. The next meeting will be Dec. 3. Call 770-760-0449 and 770-918-0920.
TOPS Chapter 29
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS Chapter 29, meets each Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Stanton Road. Call 770-760-1909 or 770-787-7346.
Conyers-Rockdale Toastmasters Club #2579, will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Annex Building of St. Simons Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138 N. The next meeting will be Dec. 3. Visitors are welcome. Call 678-525-3288 or 678-923-8012 for location.
AA New Beginnings
Conyers New Beginnings group of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) will meet at 7 p.m. each Monday in the education building of St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Ga. Highway 20. Newcomers are welcome. Call 404-281-3869.
Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for the families and loved ones of drug abusers meets each Monday at the GRN Building, 977-A Taylor St., and Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, at 8 p.m. in Conyers. There are no dues or fees for Nar-Anon. Call 404-372-1500 for more information.
Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound senior citizens once a week. Routes take about one hour. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. Meal pickup time is 10:30 a.m. Several routes are open. There is a critical need for drivers. Call Connie Rae at 770-922-4633.
Become a Parent
Foster parents are special people, who provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. Rockdale and Newton counties need foster care for abused, neglected or abandoned children. Call 1-877-210-KIDS.
Olivia Haydel Senior Center is seeking a volunteer to assist with the breakfast program at the center. The hours are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call Connie Rae at 770-922-4633.
Advocate for Children
Alcovy Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) is seeking volunteers to speak up for children. No experience is needed. Training will be available. Call 770-385-7450 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court in Social Circle, is seeking volunteers to help by reading and talking to patients, doing office work and running errands. Call 770-464-5858.
Heartland Hospice, formerly Portsbridge Hospice, is seeking volunteers to spend time with terminally ill patients. Training will be provided. Activities include listening, reading and praying or, if preferred, office or maintenance duties. Especially needed are donations of twin bedding and volunteers who can assist with office duties, mail-outs, filing and receptionist duties. Call 770-922-8767.
Creative Ministries Thrift Store, 1279 Green St. in Conyers, is seeking donations of working appliances and furniture in good condition. Call 770-929-1000 for pickup of large items. Donations of clothing and small items may be dropped off at the store. The ministry assists troubled youth. Also, volunteers are needed to help receive, sort and price clothing two days a week. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Conyers Downtown Development Authority will meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the city manager's office of the city hall complex, 1184 Scott St. Call 770-483-4411.
Rockdale County Development Authority will meet at 9 a.m. on Dec. 4 in the authority offices, 1186 Scott St. Call 770-483-7049.
Board of Elections
Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will meet at 8 a.m. on Dec. 4 at the offices at 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C. Call 770-785-5947.
Covington Elks Lodge 1806 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the lodge, 135 Crowell Road. The next meetings will be Dec. 4 and 18. Call 770-787-9499 or visit www.elkslodge1806.org.
Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the historic courthouse on the Square. The next meeting will be Dec. 4 and 18. Call 770-784-2000.
The Sewing Exchange, a neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild, will meet at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Northminster Baptist Church, 300 Hightower Trail. The next meeting will be Dec. 4. Call 678-465-9145.
A support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the First Baptist Church of Conyers on Ga. Highway 138 North. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Call 770-483-3925.
VFW Post 5290
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5290, in Conyers will host Bingo at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday. Call 770-483-7443.
Conyers Duplicate Bridge Club will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the C.E. Steele Community Center. Call 770-922-3171 for details.
The Toast of Rockdale #8352, a Toastmaster Club providing the opportunity to work on speaking, listening and leadership skills, will meet at noon on Tuesdays in the Annex Building of St. Simons Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138 N., near Pine Log Park. The next meeting will be Dec. 4. Visitors are welcome. Call 678-523-0378 or 678-923-8012.
Tech-Able in Conyers is an authorized Microsoft refurbisher and adheres to strict reformatting of systems to remove all data from the systems to protecting personal information. To make a donation of a used computer, all 770-922-6768 for eligible components, drop off information and next collection date.
A domestic violence support group, facilitated by Project ReNeWal, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Bethlehem Room of St. Pius X Catholic Church on Ga. Highway 20 South.
The Church In The Now, 1873 Iris Drive, will hold a "Big Book Study Open Meeting" and AA meeting at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Call 770-851-3524.
An AA group for those affected by alcohol will meet at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Crosspoint Christian Church, 4556 S. Ga. 20. Call 770-922-1458.
Overeaters Anonymous, a nonprofit help group for compulsive overeaters, will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at St. Simon's Episcopal Church in the portable classroom, 1522 Ga. Highway 138. Meetings do not ask for fees or weigh-ins. See www.oa.org.
TOPS - 514
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 514 will meet each Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Passion Community Church, 1150 Monticello St. in Covington. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Call 770-788-1743.
The Kinship/Grandparents Caregiver Support Group will meet each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Washington Street Community Center, 4138 School St. in Covington. Call 770-786-4002 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 55, serving Newton and Rockdale counties, is in need of drivers to drive the organization's van from Covington to the VA Medical Center in Decatur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The van carries disabled veterans for treatment. Call 770-787-7698.
Pet Food Drive
Rockdale County Animal Care and Control is collecting donations of canned dog and cat food, as well as used bath towels. The shelter is located at 1506 Rockbridge Road. Call 770-785-5927 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To schedule a free van ride to the VA Hospital on Tuesdays or Thursdays when drivers are available, call Bobby Huggins at 770-787-7698 at least two days prior to any appointment.
The Rotary Club of Rockdale meets each Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Seven Gables Restaurant on Ga. Highway 138. Guests of members and traveling Rotarians are welcome. The next meeting will be Dec. 5.
A support group for anyone recovering from a grief experience, such as a death, divorce or other loss, will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Conyers First United Methodist Church on Main Street in the Wine Taster's Classroom. There are no fees. Call 770-483-4236.
Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair to be held at Eagle's Landing High School is seeking vendors today. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the school on Dec. 8. The fair will benefit Relay for Life. Call 770-957-9475.
The Church at Covington will host a breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 8. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Santa will listen to little one's wishes and present a great photo opportunity. After breakfast, children will be able to shop in secret for mom and dad in the Christmas store and emerge with a gift already wrapped. Breakfast is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 12 and under; ages 3 and under are free. Registration is required. Call 678-283-8275 or register on line at tcacwomenofexcellence.com.
Mt. Pleasant UMC in East Newton County and Social Circle will present Vision, an alternative for youth, featuring food and fellowship each Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 770-787-6376 for directions.
Zion Baptist Church will present DivorceCare for adults and for children ages 5 to 12 on Wednesdays. Group classes will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church on Ga. Highway 212. Call 770-786-6767.
Bridges Recovery Overcomers' Outreach will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at City of David Church, 3180 Ga. Highway 20. Call 770-388-7829.
American Legion Post 77 in Conyers will hold Bingo at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays in a smoke-free atmosphere at the post home on Legion Drive. Visit www.americanlegionpost77.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Covington #375 will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 1169 Clark St. Weigh-in is from 9 to 10 a.m. Call 770-786-8937.
Al Anon, a group for those affected by another's excessive alcohol use, will meet each Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138 N. Call 770-483-0965.
Al Anon, a group for those affected by another's excessive alcohol use, will meet each Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Conyers Presbyterian Church, 911 Main St. at the Glade Street entrance.
The state-approved, ongoing Alcohol, Chemical Treatment Series (A.C.T.S.) program will be held each Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the gym of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ, 1695 Hill St. Call Terry Chandler at 678-283-3171 or 770-388-0331.
Salem Fine Arts Department will present a holiday band and chorus concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the school. Admission is free.
The Kiwanis Club of Rockdale County will meet at 6:15 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at Holiday Inn Conyers I-20 East, 1351 Dogwood Drive. The next meetings will be Dec. 6 and 20.
Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors will meet at 10 a.m. on Dec. 6 and 20 in the conference room at 981 Milstead Ave. Call 770-929-4024.
Rockdale County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Central Office boardroom, 954 N. Main St. Call 770-860-4280.
The Rotary Club of Conyers will meet at noon on Dec. 6 at Always Conference Center on Milstead Road. Call 770-785-5952.
Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale County needs facilitators for its Nurturing Program and Active Parenting classes. Call Diane Howington today at 770-483-7333 to help build stronger families with positive parenting.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington will meet each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Covington YMCA building on Newton Drive. The next meeting will be Dec. 6. Call 770-788-3347.
A Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets each Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center. Call Claudia Cian at 770-922-4633.
The Church at Covington sponsors Bike Nite at GG's Pizza & Wings each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Every fourth Thursday will feature door prizes, 50/50 and a live band. Everyone is invited - bike or no bike. Call 770-385-5974 or visit www.thechurchatcovington.org.
Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step, Christ-centered program, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Eastridge Community Church, 863 Ga. Highway 142 E. in Covington. Call 770-786-2048, ext. 250.
TOPS GA 284
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter GA 284 will meet each Thursday at Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Highway 138. Weigh-in will be from 5:45 to 6:55 p.m., and the meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 770-761-4786 or 770-483-1387.
There will be a Rockdale Hospital Authority Finance and Audit Committee meeting at noon on Dec. 7 in the hospital administrative boardroom.
Olde Town Party
Olde Town Conyers will hold a Christmas party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 7. The event designed for the entire family will present a secret Santa Shop at the Depot, ice skating, free train rides, free carriage rides and Santa.
Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship will meet at 8:30 a.m. on the first and last Friday of each month at Cracker Barrel restaurant off of Interstate 20 in Conyers. The next breakfast meetings will be Dec. 7 and 28.
Georgia Perimeter College - Newton Campus will hold auditions for its spring musical, "Lysistrata," a classic musical comedy by Aristophanes about love and war. Auditions are open to the community and will begin at 8 p.m. in room 2210 of the college. Auditioners should come prepared to perform a one- to two-minute monologue and/or song, sung a Capella. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conyers MOMS Club, for stay-at-home moms, meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 20. The next meeting will be Dec. 7. Children are welcome. Chapter programs include speakers, outings, discussions, park play days, book club and moms' nights out. Call 770-761-8279.
Project ReNeWal DVIP, a battered women's shelter serving Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties, is collecting used cell phones. The local drop off location is Conyers Travel, 1540 Ga. Highway 138, Suite 1-A, located in the Bank of America building.
Habitat for Humanity Conyers-Rockdale operates a surplus store, located at 1117 West Ave. in the Rockdale Plaza Shopping Center. Habitat sells used appliances, electrical and electronic devices in working order, furniture, lamps, tools, etc. The store is open on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 770-785-7675 to request information or to schedule a donation or pickup.
Rockdale County's Emergency Relief provides food to low-income families. Call 770-922-0165 for details or to drop off donations.
Repairers of the Breach
Repairers of the Breach, a nonprofit organization in Newton and surrounding counties, sponsors a children's and senior adult Christmas for the needy each year. Donations of food, furniture, new toys, clothing, blankets, items for teenagers and money will all be welcome and may be made Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Old Brown Bridge Road location in Covington. Tax receipts will be available. Call 770-787-7250.
Al Anon, a group for those affected by another's excessive alcohol use, will meet each Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, S.E. Call 770-918-8652.
The Covington Group-Alcoholics Anonymous meets seven days a week at noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Serenity House, 10150 Atlanta Road in Covington. Newcomers are welcome. Call 770-289-2820.
The Bulletin Board is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, call 770-483-7108, ext. 401, fax the information c/o Linda Reynolds at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to email@example.com. Please include an event description, sponsoring organization, date, time, place, phone number and contact person. Announcements are printed as space is available in date order.
Atlanta Boy Choir
The Atlanta Boy Choir will present a Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Tickets are still available at the Abbey Store. General admission is $25; tickets for children age 15 and under are $12. Proceeds benefit the Monastery Food Bank Outreach. Call 770-929-3488.
Oxford's Allen Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Santa Breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 8. The event will include breakfast, Christmas crafts, storytelling and talking with Santa, a photo opportunity. The cost is $6. Call 770-786-7414.
Winter Jam 2007
Christian Life Center Church, 10242 Flat Shoals Road in Covington, will host Winter Jam 2007 from noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 with games, Christian music, Chick-Fil-A, chips, cookies, sodas and a program titled "Peer Pressure." Call 770-784-8189.
Gay Support Group
Out in the County is a gay and lesbian social and support group, which holds a covered dish supper at 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at a member's home. The next meeting is Dec. 8. For further information, call 770 787-6985.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League in Covington meets the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Little Red School House next to the Covington YMCA. The next meeting will be on Dec. 8. Call John Fortuna at 770-466-7900.
VFW Post 2938
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) John O. McCart Post 2938 and auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8 at the Washington Street Community Center in Covington. The post and auxiliary meet the second Saturday of each month. Call 770-787-9871.
Ole Country Church, 2649 Ga. Highway 155 N. in McDonough, will present a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9, featuring The Diplomats and The Mark Trammell Trio. A nursery for ages 6 and under will be provided. Call 770-957-2818.
The American Association of Retired People (AARP) Chapter 2354 board meets on the second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. The next meeting will be Dec. 10 at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive. Call 770-922-4633.
The Sharp Shooters Photography Club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at various locations around Conyers. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details and membership.
Singles Over 50
Singles Over 50, for men and women, single, widowed or divorced, meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Thomas' Country Buffet in Covington. The next meeting will be Dec. 11. Call 678-342-0538.
The Early Bird Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20 S., September through June. The next meeting will be Dec. 12. Visit email@example.com.
Legion Post 32
The American Legion Post 32 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the post home in Covington. Visit http://www.covingtonpost32.org. The next meeting will be Dec. 13.
Rockdale County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Central Office boardroom, 954 N. Main St. Call 770-860-4280.
A support group for mothers and babies will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and last Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be Dec. 13 and 27. Call 770-922-2273 for directions.
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church will present "Christmas 4-Kids" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 15, so busy parents can make special Christmas preparations. The event, featuring crafts, games, singing, the Christmas story and lunch, will be held at Total Childcare Experience at the corner of Salem Road and Ga. Highway 81. Call 770-385-7691.
A Swinging Christmas
A Swinging Christmas with the Georgia Big Band will be a holiday program at 8 p.m. on Dec. 15 presented by Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts at the Rockdale Auditorium. Favorite hits from the swing era of jazz, as well as holiday tunes, will be included. Tickets are $10. Call 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.
'All Bow Down'
Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Highway 20 S.E., will present "All Bow Down," a Christmas praise and worship program with the Worship Choir, orchestra and Children's Choir, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Dec. 16. Call 770-483-1887.
The American Association of Retired People (AARP) Chapter 2354 usually meets on the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive. The next meeting will be Dec. 17. Call 770-922-4633.
S. Rockdale Civic
South Rockdale Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. Highway 138 S.W. The next meeting will be Dec. 18. Call 770-483-5055.
The Newton County Board of Zoning appeals will meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Newton County executive offices on Usher Street. The next meeting is Dec. 27. Call 770-784-2197.
A women's ministry meeting will be held the last Saturday of each month at Christian Life Center Church, 10242 Flat Shoals Road in Covington. The next meeting will be Dec. 29. Call 770-784-8189.
Watch Night Service
Pages of Life Ministries, 1879 Smyrna Road, will hold a Watch Night service beginning at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the church. Call 678-413-1855 or visit www.Pagesoflifeministries.org for directions.
Newton County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the historic old courthouse in Covington. The public is always invited, and new members sought. The next meeting will be on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve?). Call 404-867-2082.
Newton County Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the historic courthouse on the Square. The next meeting will be Dec. 25 (Christmas Day?). Call 770-784-2197.