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Community Calendar 4/18/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

April 18

Spring Revival

Day three of three, Spring Revival, Rev. Sedrick L. Hamner speaking, Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 300 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, spaghetti dinner prior to the revival service, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-8392.

Spring Revival

Day five of five, Spring Revival, Brother Duane Moore speaking, Cornish Mt. Baptist Church, Cornish Mt. Church Road, Oxford, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-9725.

The New Depot Players

Day one of six, Spring Production of 'The Curious Savage' by John Patrick, performed by The New Depot Players, Center Street Arts Theatre, 910 Center St., Olde Town, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 for tickets.

'Cinderella'

Newton County Arts Association presents 'Cinderella' featuring the Covington Regional Ballet, cost: $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $8 for students/children, 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Girl's Exploration

Safety First program presented by Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, door prizes and 'girl talk', sponsored by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, art room, $2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-823-9774, Beth or 770-918-6306, LaTanya.

'Chicago'

'Chicago,' preformed by the Heritage High School Patriot Players, HHS Theater, 2400 Granade Road, $6 for students and seniors and $12 for adults, April 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., and April 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. Info: 770-761-9073 to reserve seats.

'CATS'

'CATS,' preformed by Rockdale County High School Drama Department, RCHS Auditorium, 1174 Bulldog Circle, $5 admission, April 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., April 20 at 3 p.m. and April 26 at 1 p.m. Info: 770-483-8754.

April 19

'Little Miss' Pageant

Pageant, sponsored by White's Chapel United Methodist, 2020 White's Chapel Road, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-0227.

Scrabble Fest

Annual Scrabble Fest, fundraiser for adult literacy, door prizes and refreshments, sponsored by Newton Reads, Oxford College, Card Student Center, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 678-342-7943 Janet.

Festival of Creation

Children's Festival of Creation and Spring Barbecue, petting zoo, adopt a pet, crafts and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., barbecue plates available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., cost, $6 per plate, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-7414.

Healthy Happy Family Day

Project ReNeWal's Second Annual Healthy Happy Family Day, inflatables, clowns, cake walk, silent auction and more, Victory Christian School gymnasium, 1151 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, donations requested, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-860-9770.

CPR/First Aid Course

CPR/First Aid Course, hosted by the Rockdale County Foster Parent Association, 975 Taylor St., 9 a.m. to noon, cost: $20, child care provided. Info: 770-929-0867 or menchhofer@bellsouth.net.

The New Depot Players

Day two of six, Spring Production of 'The Curious Savage' by John Patrick, performed by The New Depot Players, Center Street Arts Theatre, 910 Center St., Olde Town, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 for tickets.

Putt Putt for Sight

Fourth Annual Putt Putt for Sight mini golf tournament, cost: $10 for students, $50 for business sponsorship, sponsored by Conyers Lion Club, Sherwood Forest Golf Center, 11 a.m. Info: 770-483-6444, David Rainwater.

Yard Sale

Yard Sale, all proceeds benefit Relay for Life, sponsored by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, at the intersection of Irwin Bridge Road and Hightower Trail, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-483-8916.

'Stuff' Needed

'Stuff' needed to raise money for scholarships for Summer Art Camp, sponsored by the Monroe Art Guild, tag sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items need to be delivered by April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: www.MonroeArtGuild.org.

Yard and Bake Sale

Yard and Bake Sale, all proceeds benefit Mission Trips, sponsored by Women of Excellence Women's Ministry, The Church at Covington, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Oxford, fellowship hall, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 678-283-8275.

Volunteers Needed

A Great American Cleanup Event, volunteers needed, Kroger at U.S. Highway 278 and Kroger at Salem Road, sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, 8 a.m. Info: 770-784-2015 or e-mail newtonclean@co.newton.ga.us.

Spring Festival

Outdoor Festival - BBQ, bake sale, live music, auctions, kid activities, and more, Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, 3676 Highway 20 NW, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-922-5553.

South of the Border

South of the Border Party, food and music from Mexico, sponsored by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, at Our Place, 875 Davis Road, Conyers, 2 to 4 p.m., free, reservations are required. Info: 770-922-7272.

Prevent Child Abuse

'An Ounce of Prevention for a Pound of Cure,' dinner and auction, music by Mack McKibben, master of ceremonies will be Darrell Huckaby, all proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, event will be held at Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., $25 donation per ticket, space is limited, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-7333.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle groundbreaking ceremony, 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers, 11:00 a.m. Info: 770-929-1697.

Special Singing

Special Singing program, Young Logan Smith singing, Gospel Mission, 755 Almon Road, Covington, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-3424.

Small Fry Fishing Contest

Third Annual Small Fry Fishing Contest, over 3,000 catfish, open to children 16 and under, prizes and refreshments, Elks Aidmore, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, registration at 8 a.m. Info: 770-483-3535.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry presents Don Dimsdale and Pine Valley Boys, The Hegwoods, Pete Freeman and Gum Creek Band, Steve Biggers and more, Newborn School, Newborn, free, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

April 20

The New Depot Players

Day three of six, spring production of 'The Curious Savage' by John Patrick, performed by The New Depot Players, Center Street Arts Theatre, 910 Center St., Olde Town, 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 for tickets.

50th Birthday Celebration

Pine Street Elementary School celebrates 50th birthday, 960 Pine St., Conyers, 2 to 4 p.m.

Preparing our Teens

Pam Stenzel's 'Sex, Love and Relationships' program designed for middle and high school students, St. Andrew's Charismatic Episcopal Church, 375 Old Oxford Road, Parish Hall, Covington, also on April 27 and May 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 678-699-7303.

'Cinderella'

Arts Association in Newton County presents 'Cinderella' featuring the Covington Regional Ballet, cost: $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $8 for students/children, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Pastor Installation Ceremony

Crawfordville Baptist Church ceremony inducting the Rev. George W. Levett Jr., the Rev. Henry Loyal Sr. officiating the service, 2360 Lake Rockaway Road, 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-8711.

RCSO Open House

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Open House, tours available and questions answered about the operations of the sheriff's department, 911 Chambers Drive, 2 to 5 p.m. Info: 770-918-6717.

April 21

Jazz Band

Reservation deadline - Heritage High School Jazz Band performing for Wednesday night dinner, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

Board of Elections

Newton County Board of Election and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m.

Spring Revival

Day one of two Spring Spiritual Explosion, Jonathan Suber speaking, Community Worship Center, 1695 Hill St., Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-0966 or www.communityworship.org.

Russian Vocal Ensemble

Russian Vocal Ensemble 'LYRA' from St. Petersburg, Russia, performing, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414.

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves versus Washington Nationals, sponsored by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, cost $2, leaving park at 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

Wine, Art and Chocolate

Wine, Art and Chocolate, music, raffles, silent auction and more, sponsored by the Newton Rockdale Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, RL's on the Square, Covington, cost: $30, proceeds benefit local ABWA Scholarships, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 678-658-6547, Carla Culpepper.

April 22

Soil and Water Conservation

Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 1500 Klondike Road, conference room, Suite A-109, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Parents and their Daughters

'Growing Up and Understanding It for Girls', program offered to help parents and their daughters ages 9 to 13, sponsored by the Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, free, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-785-5952 to preregister.

Diversity Training Classes

Day one of three, Diversity Sensitivity Training Opportunity, awareness of rapidly changing demographics of our community, sponsored by Chairman Roy Middlebrooks and the Rockdale County Commissioners, County Auditorium, 903 Main St., 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-929-4001.

Ride with P.R.I.D.E.

Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. free class, sponsored by the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-413-4281 to register.

Driver Safety Program

Day one of two, Driver Safety Program, attendance of both days is required, sponsored by AARP, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, 1 to 5 p.m., next class April 24, cost: $10 per person. Info: 770-385-0019, Jim Hurt.

Spring Revival

Day two of two Spring Spiritual Explosion, Jonathan Suber speaking, Community Worship Center, 1695 Hill St., Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-0966 or www.communityworship.org.

Library Board Meeting

Conyers-Rockdale Library board meeting, Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green St., 5:30 p.m.

Retired Educators

Rockdale Retired Educators Association, bring plants, Always Banquet and Convention Center, 1613 Milstead Ave., 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

Dance Lessons

Basic Square Dance and Line Dancing lessons, sponsored by Crossfire Square Dancers, held at the Elks-Aidmore Children's Home gymnasium, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-4774.

April 23

Diversity Training Classes

Day two of three, Diversity Sensitivity Training Opportunity, awareness of rapidly changing demographics of our community, sponsored by Chairman Roy Middlebrooks and the Rockdale County Commissioners, County Auditorium, 903 Main St., 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Info: 770-929-4001.

April 24

The New Depot Players

Day four of six, spring production of 'The Curious Savage' by John Patrick, performed by The New Depot Players, Center Street Arts Theatre, 910 Center St., Olde Town, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 for tickets.

Transit Meeting

Transit Planning Board town hall meeting, Parker Road Facility, 1400 Parker Road, open house 4 to 8 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m. Info: 404-463-1700.

Christian Singles

Christian Singles, ages 35 and up, Ruby Tuesday, 7 p.m. Info: r-nchristiansingles@comcast.net to confirm attendance.

Board of Education

Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

Driver Safety Program

Day two of two, Driver Safety Program, attendance of both days is required, sponsored by AARP, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, 1 to 5 p.m., cost: $10 per person. Info: 770-385-0019, Jim Hurt.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Group, sponsored by Heartland Hospice and Rockdale Medical Center, also meeting on May 1, 8, 15, and 22, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-8767.

Amateur Radio Class

Amateur Radio Class, every Thursday for 7 weeks, cost: $6, sponsored by Rockdale 4-H Club and the Conyers Amateur Radio Club, Cooperative Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-785-5952.

April 25

The New Depot Players

Day five of six, spring production of 'The Curious Savage' by John Patrick, performed by The New Depot Players, Center Street Arts Theatre, 910 Center St., Olde Town, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 for tickets.

Art Walk

Annual Art Walk, sponsored by Monroe Art Guild, Downtown Monroe, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: www.monroeartguild.org.

April 26

The New Depot Players

Day six of six, spring production of 'The Curious Savage' by John Patrick, performed by The New Depot Players, Center Street Arts Theatre, 910 Center St., Olde Town, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 for tickets.

Rockdale Democrats

Rockdale Democratic Party presents general meeting and Democratic Sheriff Candidates Debate: Randy Akies and Donald Ferguson, Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1791 Ebenezer Road, 9 a.m. Info: 770-602-1333.

Taste of the Seasons

Annual Taste of the Seasons dinner, sponsored by the Women's Missionary Society of Saint Paul AME Church, dinner held at Washington Street Community Center, 4138 School St., Covington, $5 per plate donation, 4 to 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-7785.

Antique Car Show

Antique car Show, free admission, awards for top 20 cars and for five trucks, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch served by The Varsity, noon to 1:30 p.m., Prospect Church, 6752 Ga. Highway 212 N., Covington, lower parking lot. Info: 770-786-6303.

April 27

Dedication Service

Dedication service for the new Fellowship Hall, Luther Hays Presbyterian Church, off of Ga. Highway 213 on Hayston Road, Covington, 2:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1814.

Special Music

Mid High Choir presents "Simon Says: The Rockin' Trail of Simon Peter', Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., Music Arts Center, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

Spring Concert

The Covington Conyers Community Orchestra presents its Spring Concert, performances by student musicians from local middle and high schools, Newton High School, 140 Ram Drive, Porter Auditorium, free admission, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-2263.

Color Me Organized

'Color Me Organized' program designed to help women in their every day lives, Rachel Miller speaking, sponsored by the Women of Excellence Women's Ministry, The Church at Covington, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, fellowship hall, potluck dinner, bring a dish to share, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-283-8275.

April 28

Health Forum

Community Health Forum, information on Medicaid and more for children with Special Health Care Needs, Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: yenobig@mindspring.com, Jill McGiboney.

April 29

Blood Drive

Rockdale Medical Center's Community Blood Drive, 1412 Milstead Drive, East Tower Classrooms, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.givelife.org and enter sponsor code: rockmed or call 1-800-448-3543.

April 30

Concert after Dinner

The Herald Voices presents 'Forever Faithful' after Wednesday Night Supper, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

Diversity Training Classes

Day three of three, Diversity Sensitivity Training Opportunity, awareness of rapidly changing demographics of our community, sponsored by Chairman Roy Middlebrooks and the Rockdale County Commissioners, County Auditorium, 903 Main St., 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Info: 770-929-4001.

May 1

Free Class

Free smoking cessation class, sponsored by Rockdale Medical Center, RMC Cardiac Fitness Rehabilitation Center, 1292 Wellbrook Circle, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-3414, to register.

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m. Info: 770-929-4024.

May 3

Community Checkup

Community Checkup, free health screenings blood pressure checks, diabetes, cholesterol screenings, additional blood tests available at minimal cost, sponsored by Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower, 8 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-918-3000.

May 4

Children's Choirs Preform

Littlest Angels, the Cherubs, and The Young Joys choirs presents 'The First Action Heroes', Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., Music Arts Center, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

May 6

City of Conyers

Joint Economic Development Committee and Community Development Committee, City Manager's Office, 1184 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

The Community Calendar 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 Julie Anderson at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to julie.anderson@rockdalecitizen.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.