Community Calendar 8/2/2008


Aug. 2

Police Auxiliary Benefit

Third Annual Police Reserve/Auxiliary Benefit, proceeds used for equipment purchases, Club 908, Olde Town Conyers, live entertainment, food, silent auction and more, cost: $25 tickets. Info: 770-639-7877, Linda or 678-618-1080, Ted.

Back to School Event

Back to School Community Family and Fun Day, health screenings, giveaways, moonwalks and more, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of America and New Life Family Christian Center, 1015 O'Kelly St., Conyers, free, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Defensive Driving Class

Defensive Driving Classes, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, must attend both classes in order to receive certificate, Heritage Hill Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965.

Great Month of Service

Great Month of Service, minor home repair to the senior citizens, 65 years of age and older, every Saturday for the month of August, sponsored by the Men's Ministry of Redeeming Love Christian Church, 1931 Old Covington Road, Conyers, call to schedule your service, 770-922-1491.

Artists Market

Artists Market, sponsored by the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, Olde Town Conyers, 1 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-922-3413.

Beach Blast

Beach Blast, sponsored by the Olde Town Business Council and Olde Town Neighborhood Association, Olde Town Conyers, free, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Southern Gospel featuring Naomi and the Segoes, Logan Smith and Crimson River Quartet, Newborn School, Newborn, cost: $8 per person, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

Softball Registration

Rockdale Girls Softball Registration for the fall 2008 season, Aug. 2 to Aug. 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, ages 3 to 18, Earl O'Neal Softball Complex, 2709 Old Covington Road. Info: www.rockdalegirlssoftball.org or call 770-929-1604.

Aug. 3

Women's Ministry

The Women's Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church honoring The Young At Heart, Senior Saints, 1052 Barton St., 11 a.m., Info: 770-922-2661.

Homecoming Celebration

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Homecoming Celebration, the Rev. Jimmy Thurman speaking, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and County Highway 229, Social Circle, covered dish luncheon after service, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-6376.

Library Closed

The Nancy Guinn Library will be closed Aug. 3 to Aug. 17 to prepare for construction. Normal operating hours will resume on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. The new entrance will be in the back of the building.

Emmaus Road Concert

Concert featuring Emmaus Road Quartet, East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, free, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-6627 or www.enbchurch.org.


Double Spring Baptist Church Homecoming celebration, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-922-5791.

Aug. 4

The Father's House

Deadline to register for "Cleansing Stream" 13-week discipleship and deliverance class, hosted by The Father's House, first class begins Aug. 17, 4 to 6 p.m., cost: $90 per person or $129 per couple. Info: 770-785-7172 or 770-788-0511.


Revival, Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 4 to Aug. 6. Info: 770-922-5791.


The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP, Jackie Lunsford speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.

Aug. 5

Joint Replacement Class

Joint Replacement Class to help cope with surgery, two-hour class, free, sponsored by Newton Medical Center. Info: 770-385-4386 to register.

Primary Runoff

Tabulation of votes for the Primary Runoff Election will begin at 7 p.m., Newton County Board of Elections office, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington.

Development Authority

Rockdale County Development Authority regular meeting canceled.

Aug. 6

City Council

Conyers City Council meeting canceled. Info: 770-483-4411.

Aug. 7

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m.

Master Equine Program

Registration deadline for Master Equine Program Management Training Program, sponsored by The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, six-week program designed to help horse owners with various horse-related topics, cost: $125 per person, preregistration is required, classes held at the Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby B, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-785-5952.

LAP-BAND Seminar

LAP-BAND Seminar, hosted by Dr. Donald Maynard with Newton Medical Center, free, 5126 Hospital Drive, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-4386 to register.

Aug. 9

'Fun Day'

Back to School 'Fun Day,' school supplies, children's yard sale and more, sponsored by the Youth Department of Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-2661.

Book Sale

Annual two-day book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library, Aug. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m., 1329 Portman Drive.

Aug. 10

Homecoming Celebration

Mt. Zion First Baptist Church Homecoming, Pastor Michael speaking, corner of Emory Street and Richardson Street, Oxford, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-3722.

Homecoming Services

Homecoming services begin at 11 a.m., continuing at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Aug. 11 to 15, Pastor Michael Benton speaking, Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers. Info: 770-929-3421.

Piano Concert

Piano concert featuring Rebecca Bonam, co-author of "The Church Pianist," North Rockdale Baptist Church, 3130 Ga. Highway 138, free, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-1975.

Genealogical Society

The Rockdale County Genealogical Society meeting, David Williams speaking, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-5680 or e-mail claudin1@bellsouth.net.

Church Anniversary

Rock Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrating 143rd anniversary, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-922-5707.

Aug. 11


Mt. Zion First Baptist Church Revival, Aug. 11 to 15, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Pastor Markus Glover speaking, corner of Emory Street and Richardson Street, Oxford. Info: 770-786-3722.


Revival, Aug. 11 to 15, Dr. Ken Kuykendahl speaking, 7 p.m. nightly, Cornish Mountain Baptist Church, Cornish Mountain Church Road, Oxford, nursery available. Info: 770-787-7644.

Aug. 12

Fashion Show

"Fall Into Fashion," annual fall fashion show and luncheon, hosted by the East Metro Women's Connection, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, reservations are required, child care available, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Aug. 14

Christian Singles

Rockdale-Newton Christian Singles meeting, Judge David Irwin speaking, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4263, Margaret Laskey.

Aug. 17

Homecoming Celebration

Macedonia Baptist Church celebrating homecoming, dinner served after morning service, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-922-2661.


Concert featuring Enlisted, The Ole Country Church, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for ages 6 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Aug. 19

Parenting Programs

Free parenting programs, every Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, held at Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St. Info: 770-483-7333.

Aug. 20


Revival services, Aug. 20 to 22, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-922-2661.

Aug. 21

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m.

Aug. 22

Memorial Tennis Tournament

Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament, Aug. 22 to 24, $80 per team, proceeds support Mobile Mammography Unit, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, team check-in 7 p.m. Info: 404-775-8893.

Aug. 23

Wildlife Festival

The Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival, Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, Georgia International Horse Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.bighaynescreekwildlifefestival.com.

Aug. 24

Community Revival

Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith Services, Dr. John Beyers speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.

Aug. 25

Choral Guild

Registration for The Covington Conyers Choral Guild 2008 Fall session for singers of high school age and older, Aug. 25, Sept. 2 and Sept. 8, 6:15 to 6:55 p.m., Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St. Info: www.choralguild.org.

Aug. 31

Senior's Day

The Bald Rock Baptist Church Senior's Ministry celebrating Senior's Day, Pastor Pierre Shepard guest speaker, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Sept. 1

Tech-Able Cookout

Conyers/Rockdale Open House Cookout, games, food and more, sponsored by Tech-Able, 1114 Brett Drive, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-6768.

Sept. 5

Swingin' Medallions

Friday night concert featuring The Swingin' Medallions, sponsored by the Monroe Downtown Development Authority, Walton County Historic Courthouse lawn, 7 p.m. Info: 770-266-5331.

Sept. 7

Community Revival

"Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith" services, Dr. Richard Hunter speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.

Sept. 13

Covington Mill Reunion

17th annual Covington Mill Reunion, Trinity United Methodist Church, 6154 Collins St., Covington, begins at noon. Info: 770-786-5125.

Sept. 14

Community Revival

"Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith" services, Rev. Jason Dees speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.

The Gospel of John

Actor Brad Sherrill presents "The Gospel of John," Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414 for ticket information.

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