Rockdale Medical Center registration is open for free smoking cessation classes to begin Nov. 5. The classes titled FreshStart will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and held at the hospital, 1412 Milstead Ave., over four weeks. Call 770-918-3414.
The early voting period for the Nov. 6, 2007, city of Conyers' election will be Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1400 Parker Road. Call 770-483-4411.
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.
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.
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.
Newton Retired Educators will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Ed Hunt Fellowship Hall of Covington First Baptist Church. The program topic will be member benefits, including insurance. Call 770-787-2263.
Newton County Library System Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Nov. 1 in the library boardroom, 7116 Floyd St. Call 770-787-3231.
Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors will meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 1 and 15 in the conference room at 981 Milstead Ave. Call 770-929-4024.
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.
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.
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 Rotary Club of Conyers will meet at noon on Nov. 1 at Always Conference Center on Milstead Road. The program will include vocational talks by members. Call 770-785-5952.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Circle United Methodist Women will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar including decorations, gifts and a homemade soup lunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Booth space is available. Call 770-464-3854 for booth rental details. The event raises money for missions and women's ministries.
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.
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 today and Nov. 9.
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.
Church Yard Sale
The Deaconesses of Bethabara Missionary Baptist Church, 11392 Ga. Highway 36 in Covington, will hold a yard sale at the church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Call 770-787-0370 for registration to sell.
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.
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. 3.
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 meetings will be on Nov. 10. Call 770-322-1209 to register.
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.
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.
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.
The Kiwanis Club of Conyers will meet at noon on Nov. 5 at Always Banquet and Conference Center, 1609 Milstead Road. Ashley Roesler, Director of Rockdale Emergency Relief, 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. 5. 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 email@example.com.
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.
Vote and Vax
Voters in the city of Conyers on Election Day, Nov. 6, can cast their ballots and get a flu shot at the same place. A flu vaccine clinic will be stationed next to the polling site from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Conyers as part of the new Vote and Vax program. For voting questions, call 770-785-5947.
The Conyers Downtown Development Authority will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the city manager's office of the City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott St. Call 770-483-4411.
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.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1829, serving Rockdale, Newton and adjacent counties will meet at 11 a.m. on Nov. 6 at Smiley's, 2001 Main St. in Porterdale. Lunch is $8. A silent auction to benefit Alzheimer research will be part of the program. All federal employees and their spouses are invited.
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.
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 at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive. The next meeting will be Nov. 6. 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.
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.
The Conyers City Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 7 has been canceled. Call 770-483-4411.
Rockdale County Board of Education will hold a work session at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Central Office boardroom, 954 N. Main St. Call 770-860-4280.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.