Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 2505 Ga. Highway 20 N., will hold a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10. Barbecue plates include Brunswick stew, baked beans, bread, dessert and a drink for $7. Proceeds will benefit the church's programs. Call 770-786-8425.
The American Legion Auxiliary will hold Poppy Day on Nov. 10. The memorial poppy is never sold, but given in exchange for a contribution. Proceeds benefit hospitalized and disabled servicemen and their families.
Salem High School Fine Arts will present "Metamorphoses" at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10 and 11, at the school. Tickets are $6 for students or $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults.
Fannie Flagg Comedy
Conyers Council for the Arts will present the comedy "All the Way from Magnolia Springs," based on a novel by Fannie Flagg. The play will be at 8 a.m. on Nov. 10 at Center Street Arts. The production is by Springer Opera Theatre Company. Tickets are $20. Call 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.
The youth department of Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., will host a Youth Explosion at 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. All youth ministries are invited. Call 770-922-2661.
Walk-up registration for Soccer Tots, the winter indoor program for children ages 3 and 4, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10. at the RYSA building on Old Salem Road. Online registration is open now until Nov. 15. Visit www.rysa.net.
Newton-Rockdale Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 55, will meet at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Newton County Sheriff's Department building, 15151 Alcovy Road. Call 770-786-1214.
'Old Skool Dance'
Plan to attend Rockdale County High School Basketball Booster Club's "Old Skool-New Skool Dance" from 7 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 17 to benefit the school's boys' and girls' basketball teams. Dance contests, prizes and food will be event highlights. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults or $15 for couples.
Friends of the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library will hold a book sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the library, 864 Green St.
Heritage High School will present "Disney's High School Musical" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16; at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10, 11 and 17; and on Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The box office number is 770-761-9073.
Journey Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing and an auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Veal Street Center on the corner of Veal and Bryant streets. Proceeds will benefit the center building fund. Call 770-787-5819.
Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, will hold a Christmas bazaar and pancake breakfast on Nov. 10. The bazaar will include homemade items for great gifts will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pancake breakfast, donation only, will be at 9 a.m. The cost to reserve a table to sell crafts will be $20. Call 404-213-4729.
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 Nov. 10. 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. However, the League is having a birthday party from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eastridge Community Church on the meeting day for Nov. 10, so the morning meeting is canceled. 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 Nov. 10 at the Washington Street Community Center in Covington. The post and auxiliary meet the second Saturday of each month. Call 770-787-9871.
Family Health Fair
A family health fair will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include wellness screenings, skin cancer screenings, flu, pneumonia and tetanus vaccinations and more.
The 11 and under Newton Knights Travel Baseball Team will hold tryouts at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at City Pond Complex in Covington. For information visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Nov. 10.
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. The next meeting will be on Nov. 10. Call 770-322-1209 to register.
The Rev. M.A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan/Palestine, will be the guest speaker at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, on Nov. 11 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The bishop works with the Middle East Council of Churches among many other international organizations. He received the 2001 Finnish Peace Prize and is in Atlanta to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.
A Veterans Day commemoration with the unveiling of a bronze sculpture will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park in Conyers.
Newton County American Legion Post 32 will honor fallen soldiers in a ceremony on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. on the Square in Covington.
Pleasant Hill C.M.E. Church, 1201 Pleasant Circle, will hold a Loyalty Day program at the 11 a.m. service on Nov. 11. The congregation will honor and recognize all veterans. Call 770-922-7949.
Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters will present Juvenile Justice System Alternatives at 11 a.m. on Nov. 13 at Project Adventure Kids Facility, 396 Elks Club Road in Covington. Make plans to attend for an overview of successful programs. Call 770-785-6270.
Grove Point Church Congregation will hold a Veteran's Day program at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Cousins Middle School to honor all who served. Call 770-929-9045.
Free Circulation Day
Unity of Rockdale Church, 933 Commercial St., will host a free circulation day from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the church. Clothing, household items, kids items, etc., all free for the taking.
Fall Music Sunday
The Voices of Inspiration Choir of White's Chapel United Methodist Church, 2020 White's Chapel Road, will celebrate Fall Music Sunday at 4 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the church. Guest choirs, soloists, groups and ensembles from area churches will be featured. Call 770-922-6231.
East Lithonia Baptist Church, 2219 Jacksonville St. in Lithonia, will hold a gospel singing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, featuring The Lambdins. Call 770-314-5331.
The Christian Education Committee of St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138 N., will present "Life is Sweet Without Sugar" at 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the church. Belinda Johnson will be the speaker for this program on diabetes. The public is invited. Call 770-483-3242.
Covington Church of Christ, 9441 Bypass Road in Covington, will present Daniel DeGarmo teaching the Word of God, Nov. 11 to 16. Sessions are at 9 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. E-mail email@example.com with questions.
Love Light Tree
Rockdale Medical Center Auxiliary's Love Light Tree, a 25-year tradition, will be lit in a ceremony at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the hospital. Today until Nov. 26, families may honor a loved one or friend with a $10 donation for a light on the 30-foot Christmas tree on top of the hospital's East Tower. Call 770-918-3000 or make tax-deductible check payable to Rockdale Medical Center Foundation.
Rockdale Medical Center Board and Rockdale Hospital Authority will hold a joint strategic planning committee meeting at 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the hospital boardroom. Also, Rockdale Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the hospital boardroom.
The UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute will offer a free Georgia Teens Ride class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. A teen and at least one parent or guardian must register to attend. Completion of the course may reduce auto insurance rates. Visit www.ridesafegerogia.org or call 678-413-4281 to register today.
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 Nov. 12 at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive. Call 770-922-4633.
Mansfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Mansfield Community Room. Call 770-786-7235.
Oxford City Council traditionally meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Oxford Community Room. The next meeting will be Nov. 12 due to city elections. Call 770-786-7004.
Montessori Open House
Families are invited to tour classrooms and observe students doing Montessori work and talk with teachers from 6 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Montessori School in Clark's Grove in Covington. The school is nonprofit. Call 770-788-7779.
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 Nov. 12 at Always Banquet and Conference Center, 1609 Milstead Road. James Brown with Teen Empowerment and Mentoring will be the speaker. 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 Nov. 5. 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 Nov. 12. 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 Social Circle Theater will present the play "Arabella's Little Secret" at 8 p.m., Nov. 13 through 17, at the theater. Georgia Perimeter College/Newton Campus is in charge of the production. Call 770-278-1387.
S. Rockdale Civic
South Rockdale Civic Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. Highway 138 S.W. The program will include a covered-dish dinner. Barbecue, Brunswick stew, bread and coleslaw provided, guests should bring a favorite dessert. The election of 2008 officers and board members will be held. Call 770-483-5055.
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 Nov. 13. E-mail email@example.com 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 Nov. 13. Call 678-342-0538.
East Metro Women's Connection will hold a luncheon and program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Always Banquet Center, 1613 Milstead Road. The program will be "Holiday Cookie Capers and Holiday Time Saver Ideas." Call 770-786-8352 to reserve lunch or child care.
The deadline to register for the Newton County Recreation Department's Christmas Break Day Camp is Nov. 30. The camp for ages 6-12 will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 17-21 and is $65 per child. Call 770-786-4373, ext. 14. The program is also hiring day camp leaders, age 16 and older.
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.
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 Nov. 20. Call 770-784-2000.
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 Nov. 13. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastridge Community Church, 863 Ga. Highway 142 E. in Covington, will present a non-denominational program from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays for people recovering from separation or divorce. Call 770-786-2048.
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.
Cast Pep Rally
The cast and crew of Heritage High School will hold a pep rally from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 17 for the upcoming production of Disney's "High School Musical." The rally complete with costumed characters from the play is for children ages 5-12. The $25 ticket includes lunch, T-shirt, favors and a voucher to attend a performance. There will be a videotaping during the rally to be shown on the "Big Screen." Visit www.rockdale.k12.ga.us/schools/hhs for details.
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 Nov. 14. Visit email@example.com.
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 Nov. 14.
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.
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.
Rockdale County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Central Office boardroom, 954 N. Main St. Call 770-860-4280.
The Rotary Club of Conyers will meet at noon on Nov. 15 at Always Conference Center on Milstead Road. Danny Orrack with Georgia Watch - Consumer Advocacy/Protection. Call 770-785-5952.
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 Nov. 15.
Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors will meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 15 in the conference room at 981 Milstead Ave. Call 770-929-4024.
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 Nov. 15. 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.
A Mediterranean Castle, 2204 Victor Court in North Rockdale County, will become a Christmas House on Tuesdays through Fridays, Nov. 16 through 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys and Girls Club. Call 678-467-8655.
The Daughters of Destiny Women's Ministry of Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 300 Honey Creek Road, will hold its annual Conversations With God prayer vigil beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16. Participants are encouraged to fast for at least 24 hours prior to the vigil, if health permits. No counselors will be on duty, but a prayer request basket and appointment sheet will be available. Bring a pillow for kneeling. All are welcome. Call 678-523-2013 or 404-319-6111.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Newborn United Methodist Church will hold a barbecue and community-wide yard sale on Nov. 17. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the barbecue served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue take-out plates will be $7. Space to sell goods will be $10 and benefit the church youth program. Call 770-786-3574.
Newborn Opry will feature the groups Counterpoint Bluegrass, Tammy Ingram, Tim Partlow, Keigh Jones, Pony Express Band, Comedian/Ventriloquist Bob Roberts and more in a concert at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the historic schoolhouse in Newborn. Call 404-815-9973.
The Rev. Willard and Christa Palmer, missionaries to Africa, will present a free evangelistic training and disciple class at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Christian Life Center, 10242 Flat Shoals Road in Covington. Call 770-784-8189.
Benefit Garage Sale
Georgia Community Support and Solutions, a nonprofit organization providing services for adults with developmental disabilities, will hold a benefit garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the group's facility off of Parker Road, 875 Davis Drive (across the street from Rockdale Career Academy). Call 678-413-2361.
Four Gospel Writers
Lily of the Valley Baptist Church, 1058 Green St., will present "The Four Gospel Writers" at 7:30, Nov. 14 to 17. Minister Valerie Shipp will speak on Wednesday, Minister Bessie Jones on Thursday, Minister Clara Lett on Friday and Minister Russaw on Saturday. Call 770-483-4550.
The Ole Country Church, 2649 Ga. Highway 155 N. in McDonough, will present a concert by Young Harmony at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18. A personal testimony of one member of Young Harmony, who was pronounced dead for 18 minutes after a car accident, and the group's work in the ministry today will be part of the program.
Smyrna Presbyterian Church on Ga. Highway 212 will host the annual community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18. The choir will include members from Union United Methodist, Rockdale Evangelical Methodist, Heritage Hills Baptist, Haven Fellowship, Greater Grace Missionary Baptist, Ebenezer United Methodist and Smyrna Presbyterian churches. The community is invited. Call 770-483-8962.
The American Association of Retired People (AARP) Chapter 2354 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 Nov. 19. Call 770-922-4633.
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 meeting will be Nov. 19. Call 770-385-2000.
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 Nov. 20. Call 770-483-5055.
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 meeting will be Nov. 20. Call 770-787-9499 or visit www.elkslodge1806.org.
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 Nov. 22. Call 770-784-2197.
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 Nov. 26. Call 404-867-2082.
'The Creative Age'
More than 100 pieces of art will be at the Turner Lake Complex for a one-day sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 27. The sale will benefit Newton County Senior Services and is titled "The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life." Call 770-786-8188.
Alcovy High School, 14567 Ga. Highway 36 in Covington, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 26. Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road in Covington, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 29.
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 Nov. 27. Call 770-784-2197.
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 Nov. 29. Call 770-922-2273 for directions.
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 meeting will be Nov. 30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newton Medical Center will hold a diabetes support group meeting at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3. Call 770-385-4394.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.