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.
Rockdale County Democratic Party will hold a general meeting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27 at Johnson Park Recreation Center. Call 404-274-9281.
The sixth annual Haunted Halloween Hay Ride will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at Elks Aidmore Children's Center. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Call 770-483-3535 for hours of operation.
Dinner on Sunday
The Gleaner Chapter #347 Order of the Eastern Star will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for each meal is $6. Tickets for the meal will be available at the door. Call Glenda Maner at 678-234-3676 or 770-483-0406 or Margaret Baxter at 770-788-3945.
'Crimes of the Heart'
Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Crimes of the Heart" at 8 p.m., Oct. 27, at Center Street Arts Theater in Olde Town Conyers. Tickets are $20. Call 770-922-3143.
Christian Life Center, 10242 Flat Shoals Road in Covington, will present a special healing service for the sick at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 11 a.m. on Oct. 28 at the church. Call 770-784-8189.
Pleasant Hill CME Church, 1201 Pleasant Circle, will hold a mini-health fair and forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27 to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lisa McWilliams of Newton Medical Center will be the facilitator. The community is invited. Call 770-922-7949.
Water Oak Yard Sale
Water Oak Baptist Church, 1990 Carr Road, will hold a benefit yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27 to assist a family in need. Call 770-922-2962.
Lovejoy United Methodist Church, 12835 Ga. Highway 36 in Covington, will sell barbecue and Brunswick stew by the plate, pound or quart from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Honey Creek Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring The Paffords. The community is invited. Call 770-957-1874.
Pace Masonic Lodge in Covington will hold the Lost County Haunted House from 7 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in October as well as on Oct. 29, 30 and 31, at the old Ginnis Contracting building, 552 Ga. Highway 212. Tickets are $10 each. Some group rates available. Visit www.myspace.com/lostcounty_haunted house.
John Leary, spiritualist and author, will speak at Our Loving Mother's Spirituality Center, "The Farm" on White Road off of Ga. Highway 138, on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Call 770-922-4218 for directions.
Tech-Able, 1114 Brett Drive, Suite 100, will hold Fresh Start, a basic computer training class and a take-home refurbished computer for $165 on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. No. walk-ins. Apply for class at 770-922-6768.
Relay for Life
A yard sale to benefit Relay for Life will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27, at the corner of Hightower Trail and Irwin Bridge Road, 3980 Irwin Bridge Road. The benefit is sponsored by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Call 770-483-8916.
Tallulah Open House
Tallulah Falls School, located in the north Georgia mountains, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27. The Covington Woman's Club, Covington Service Guild, Covington Junior Woman's Club and Heartland Woman's Club support the school. Call 1-700-754-0400 or visit www.tallulahfalls.org for details on this nonprofit private school.
Newton County NAACP Youth will hold a community appreciation gala at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Henderson's Banquet Hall, 11874 Ga. Highway 36 in Covington. Admission to the gala, "Youth of the Millennium," is $5 for youth tickets or $10 for adult tickets. Call 770-786-4214 or 770-378-1001.
Christian Ministries will present the adventure of Tribulation Trail at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 with live scenes depicting God's Word. Tickets are $5. The tour is recommended for those ages 13 and older. All youth must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Transportation for a caravan is required. The caravan will leave the parking lot of Publix at the intersection of Ga. Highways 212 and 138 at 7 p.m. for the Stockbridge Tribulation Trail site. Call 404-545-7408.
Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, will hold an appreciation banquet its pastor's honor at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Nancy Guinn Library, lower level. The banquet is $15 per person. Call 770-922-5791.
Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, 426 Richards Chapel Road in Covington, will hold a Harvest Fest celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Call 770-787-1834.
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.
A farmers' market featuring local growers will be open from 8 a.m. on Saturdays until items are sold. The market will be located in the Maxell building parking lot on Parker Road. Call 770-483-6539.
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 Oct. 27.
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.
Conyers resident Jackie Stephens will display her watercolor and acrylic paintings in the gallery on the lower level of Nancy Guinn Memorial Library throughout the month of October. The gallery is open Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please call 770-388-5041 for more information.
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 meetings will be on Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. Call 770-322-1209 to register.
One Mission Workers
The youth of Smyrna Presbyterian Church will participate with other local youth programs in One Mission work at the Light House Village beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 27 until noon on Oct. 28. To register as an individual or group, call Adam Allen at 770-483-8962.
The Omega Trail, a 45-minute walking tour through the woods - not recommended for children under 12 - will be held at Summit Baptist Church, 3080 Ga. Highway 81 S., from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28. Tickets are $5. Call 678-372-3406 to reserve a time slot.
Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Highway 20 S.E., will hold its first pumpkin patch event. Over 800 pumpkins will be for sale now until gone. Crosspoint will also hold a trunk or treat event for the community from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27. Call 770-483-1887 for sale hours.
Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, will present the Pumpkin Patch, with pumpkins of all sizes, squash, Indian corn and gourds today through Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to dark. Proceeds will be used to support a mission trip. Call 404-245-4777.
Great Pumpkin Patch
Covington First Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., will present The Great Pumpkin Patch today to Oct. 31. Hours Monday through Saturday are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Groups may reserve times to come for story telling and games. Call 770-786-7305.
J.H. House Anniversary
J.H. House Elementary School will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in October. A "grand celebration" will take place Sunday, Oct. 28 in the school's cafeteria from 2 to 5 p.m. The school is inviting any and all who have a past and/or present affiliation with J.H. House. For more information, contact Buffalo Shuford at 770-483-9504.
Children and Nature
Make plans to attend the Children & Nature Network program at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the meeting room of the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St. The Friends of Newton County Library and The Friends of Newton Parks, along with 18 other local civic organizations, will sponsor Dr. Cheryl Charles, co-founder of Children & Nature Network, in a free program to emphasize the importance for children to learn about and enjoy nature. Call 770-787-3231.
Pleasant Hill CME Church will celebrate an ushers' anniversary in a program at 3 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the church. Bishop Rodney B. Harris will speak about "Guarding the Doors on the Path to Righteousness." Call 770-922-5588.
County Line Baptist Church, 3325 Ga. Highway 162 S. in Covington, will hold a fall festival from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 28. Call 770-786-2637.
Trunk and Treat
A trunk and treat family, friendly, safe Halloween party will be held in the field across from Newborn United Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. The event will include candy, free food, games, hayrides and live music by Johnny Roquemore and the Apostles of Blue Grass. Call 770-786-3574.
After church on the afternoon of Oct. 28, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, temporarily worshiping at total Childcare Experience near the corner of Salem Road and Ga. Highway 81, invites children to change into their costumes and go trunk-to-trunk in the parking lot for treats. Worship is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., trunk or treat will begin shortly thereafter. Call 770-385-7691.
The Cowboy Church has moved from Mansfield school gym to Pony Express Horse Auction Barn and will hold services at 3 p.m. on Oct. 28. Ministry, country gospel music and Western or comfortable clothes define the service. Call 770-385-3380.
For registration and information on driver education for the upcoming second school semester, call Charlie Bryant at 770-388-5766, ext. 3189, or register at Salem or Heritage high schools between Oct. 29 and Nov. 9.
Application for nominations of deserving individuals or groups to light the Newton County Courthouse in its annual holiday ceremony in November are being sought. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. Applications can be mailed or e-mailed. Call 770-385-2077.
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. The work session will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29., also in the Oxford Community Room. Call 770-786-7004.
The early voting period for the Nov. 6, 2007, city of Conyers' election will be Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1400 Parker Road. Call 770-483-4411.
The Kiwanis Club of Conyers will meet at noon on Oct. 29 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.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful will present "The Green Getaway" on Nov. 2 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center's banquet hall. The fund-raiser will support beautification projects in Newton County. Andy Irwin, professional comedian, will entertain. Tickets of $50 per person include dinner, drinks and entertainment. Call 770-784-2015 today to reserve a space.
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 Oct. 29. 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 Oct. 29. 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 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and the Future Educators of America (FEA) at Rockdale Career Academy will sponsor a free fall family treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 30. The event is family friendly with an emphasis on preschool through third grade youngsters. Parents must accompany children. Highlights include Storyland, Go Fish, cake walk and more.
Salem High School Fine Arts program will present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the high school. Admission is free.
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.
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 Toast of Rockdale #8352, a Toastmaster Club providing the opportunity to work on speaking, listening and leadership skills, will meet at noon on Tuesdays at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive. The next meeting will be Oct. 30. Visitors are welcome. Call 678-523-0378 or 678-923-8012.
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.
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.
Trunk and Treat
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford, just off of Emory Street, will present a safe, but fun experience by offering treats from decorated trunks from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Call 770-786-7414.
Church in the Now will host the Conyers Fall Fest on Oct. 31 at the Georgia International Horse Park. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the Conyers Welcome Center or at the gate on Oct. 31. Children under 2 are free. Activities will include games, candy, petting zoo and inflatables. Call 770-483-4236 for hours.
Georgia International Horse Park at the Charles Walker Arena will host the Halloween Atlanta Classic with over 600 horses in attendance. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 31. Admission is free. Call 770-602-2606.
Conyers First United Methodist Church on Main Street will host a fall festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 with activities for the whole family. Call 770-483-4236.
Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. Highway 138 in Stockbridge, will hold a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, including trunk-of-treats, hot dog supper, indoor games, obstacle course, rock climbing slide and more from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the church. Call 770-483-4338.
A safe Trunk-or-Treat, hayride, bonfire, moon jumper and costume contest will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Admission is $1 plus one canned food item for Rockdale Emergency Relief. A hot dog dinner will be available for $2. Call 770-922-8944.
CrossRoads Baptist Church, 227 County Road 229 in Social Circle, will hold a fall festival and trunk-or-treat from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31 to include moonwalk, games, hayride, prizes, hot dogs and more. Call 770-786-2563.
Calvary Baptist Church, 4228 Mill Street in Covington, across from Newton Medical Center, will present a free fall festival for all ages from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Call 770-786-3216.
Smyrna Presbyterian Church will hold a family fun night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 on the church campground, 2920 Ga. Highway 212. Activities will include amusements, games, cake walk and food. The community is invited. No scary costumes please.
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 Oct. 31.
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.
A voter's forum will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St. Candidates on the ballot for city of Conyers elections will be answering questions and debating local issues. Many of the current leadership from city, county and board of education will be at the event. Voter registration will also be available.
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. 1 and 15.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2160 Church St. in Covington, will present a community spaghetti supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. Adult tickets are $6, children's tickets $3, ages 5 and under eat free, and a family ticket is $18. Eat in or take out will be available. Call 770-786-3278. Proceeds benefit community outreach projects.
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. 1. 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.
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 Nov. 2. 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 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.
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. Nov. 3 is the next recycle day. Call 770-786-5808.
The Oakland Community Club, 1988 Flat Shoals Road, will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3. Concessions will also be available.
Cotton Boll Quilt Guild will hold its annual quilt sale and auction for charity on Nov. 3 at Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road. Admission of $5 includes an all-you-care-to-eat light lunch buffet. Doors will open at 11 a.m. The auction will be at 1 p.m. Visit www.geocities.comCottonBoll QuiltGuild.
Newborn Opry Gospel will feature The Homeland Boys and Vessels of Praise in a concert at 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the historic school house in Newborn. A $3 to $5 donation is requested.
North Rockdale Baptist Church, 3130 Ga. Highway 138 N.E., will hold a fall festival from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3. Highlights include a giant slide and moonwalk, cake walk with Kiddie walk for cupcakes, face painting, hayride, bon fire, antique car show and free hot dog dinner. Any donations will go to a needy family for Christmas.
West Newton Elementary School will hold a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the school.
Shady Grove Baptist Church, 2105 Old Covington Road in Conyers, will celebrate its 134th anniversary in a program at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4. Call 770-483-8283.
The Rockdale Houses for Men and Women will celebrate its 33rd anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 4. Call 770-483-0213.
Newborn City Council will meet the first Monday of each month at Newborn City Hall at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be Nov. 5. Call 770-787-1660.
Mansfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 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 Nov. 5. 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 Nov. 5. Visit www.americanlegionpost77.org.
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 Nov. 5. Call 770-786-2217.
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 Nov. 5 and 19. Call 770-385-2000.
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 Nov. 6 and 20. Call 770-787-9499 or visit www.elkslodge1806.org.
Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.
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 swill be Nov. 6 and 20. Call 770-784-2000.
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. The next meeting will be Nov. 10. 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.
Newton Medical Center will hold a diabetes support group meeting at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Call 770-385-4394.
Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair to be held at Eagle's Landing High School is seeking vendors. 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 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 Nov. 6. 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 Nov. 6 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.
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 Nov. 8.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Nov. 13. 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 Nov. 14. Visit email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 breastfed 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.