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Community Calendar 4/22/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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, completion of course entitles you to apply for up to 10% off your automobile insurance, 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.

Revival

Revival, Pastor James Battle, Pastor William Davenport, Pastor Levon Flowers, and Pastor Gayle Middlebrook speaking. Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 100 W. Richardson St., Oxford, April 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and April 27 at 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-0277.

Local DAR Chapter

Meeting of the Col. John McIntosh National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter, Barbara Chastain speaking, Epiphany Lutheran Church, Ga. Highway 20, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-1766.

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, completion of course entitles you to apply for up to 10% off your automobile insurance, 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.

Down Home Cookin'

Cook Out - chef CeCe Hart cooking, sponsored by Rockdale County Parks Therapeutic Recreation, Maxell Park Pavilion, 1400 Parker Road, by tennis courts, cost: $10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center board meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., Classroom No. 2, 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-3000.

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.

Spring Concert

Combined choirs celebrating the advent of the Pentecost season, emcee Rhodell Lewis of Praise 97.5 FM speaking, Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, 426 Richards Chapel Road, Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-310-7160, Cheryl or 404-630-1363, Karen.

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.

Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

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 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.

American Legion Dance

Singles dance, Conyers American Legion Post 77, 7:30 to 10 p.m., live music, cost: $5 per person. Info: 770-483-8216.

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.

Art Exhibit

'Emotions" art exhibit in honor of Mental Health Month, sponsored by Newton County Mental Health Association, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 6 to 8 p.m.

May 9

MacDaddy ShowBand

MacDaddy ShowBand - featuring Keith McGiboney performing, sponsored by The Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts, Rockdale Auditorium, cost: $10 for general seating and $5 for students, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

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.