Community Calendar 8/17/2008


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.

Pastor Anniversary

New Beginning True Outreach Ministries celebrates Apostle Bessie Jones sixth anniversary, Pastor Robert Herrington speaking, Lily of the Valley Baptist Church, 1058 Green St., Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 404-993-1306.

Homecoming Service

Good Hope Baptist Church homecoming service, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, dinner will be served after service, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-4928.

Homecoming Roundup

Mt. Zion Baptist Church homecoming roundup, Pastor Jayson Lyle speaking, corner of Bald Rock Road and Mt. Zion Road, Oxford, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-788-7056.

Haven House

Grand opening of the Haven House, a respite care home for developmentally disabled citizens, hosted by Rockdale Cares, Light House Village Complex, 621 Agape Circle, Conyers, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 770-860-4244.


Bethabara Missionary Baptist Church, homecoming service, Pastor J. Phillip Baker speaking, 11392 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-0370.

Aug. 18


Revival, Aug. 18 to 22, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Brother Chris Grinstead speaking, Journey Baptist Church, Main Street Pavilion, Conyers. Info: 678-283-3417.


DivorceCare, small support group, Mondays, Aug. 11 to Nov. 10, Eastridge Community Church, 863 Ga. Highway 142 E., Covington, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-786-2048.

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Commission, Johnson Park, 1791 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, 6 p.m.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections certification training session for deputy registrars, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, 10 a.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

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.

Housing Authority

The Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.


Good Hope Revival, Aug. 20 to 22, the Rev. V. Huntley Ward speaking, 7:30 p.m. nightly, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington. Info: 770-787-4928.

Soil and Water Conservation

Deadline to register for The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission meeting, Dennis Chessman speaking, held at the Morgan County Farm Bureau building, dinner provided, 6:30 p.m. Info: 478-445-5766.

Aug. 21

Board of Assessors

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

Mental Health

The Region 3 Planning Board for DHR Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases meeting, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, large meeting room, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

Camp Meeting

Christian Life Center Church Camp Meeting, Aug. 21 to 23 at 7 p.m., Aug. 24 at 11 a.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-784-9359.

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.

Class of 1983

The Heritage and Rockdale Classes celebrating 25th high school reunion, Whistle Post Tavern, 935 Railroad St., Conyers, cost: $20 at the door, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail Lisa at haugheylisa@hotmail.com.

Class of 1950

The Rockdale County High School Class of 1950 reunion, Salem Campground, 3940 Salem Road, Covington, cost: $15 per person, 11 a.m. Info: 770-853-1719, Charles or e-mail CharlesSmith@comcast.net.

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.

Baseball Tryouts

Georgia Wrath Baseball Fall/Spring 10U tryouts, 10 a.m., South Walton Athletic Complex, Social Circle. Info: 678-409-0163, Rick Kerbow or 770-560-6847, Jason Holloway.

Almon Key Event

Shiloh United Methodist Church sponsoring Almon Key Event, Greg Brezina speaking and special music, Shiloh/Almon ball field, Covington, free, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-787-1087.

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.

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center Finance and Audit meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., boardroom, 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 26

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, Rockdale County Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Aug. 30

Foster Parents

The Rockdale County Foster Parents meeting, A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys and Girls Club, 1015 O'Kelly St., please RSVP, 9 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-929-0867 or e-mail menchhofer@bellsouth.net.


Bald Rock Baptist Church Pastoral Care Ministry presents second annual musical, local soloists, groups and more, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

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.

Gospel Singing

Gospel singing featuring Good News, Logan Smith singing, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, nursery and deaf interpretation provided, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

Gospel Singing

Gospel singing featuring The Diplomats, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, between Monroe and Social Circle, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4025 or 770-267-6482.

Church Anniversary

Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship celebrates fifth anniversary, the Rev. Willis Davis speaking, 2174 Iris Drive, Conyers, 9 a.m. Info: 770-787-3305.

Church Anniversary

Shiloh United Methodist Church homecoming celebration, the Rev. Boyd Whaley speaking, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, 11 a.m., lunch after service. Info: 770-787-1087.

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. 2

Swim Team

Registration and tryouts for year-round competitive swim team 'Rockdale County Riptides', ages 6 to 18 years old, Johnson Park, 1791 Ebenezer Road, 6 p.m. Info: 770-918-9202.

Sept. 4

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.

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. 6

Christian Crusade

Greater Newton County Christian Crusade, local gospel bands, choirs and preaching, the Square in Covington, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-369-6769.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Southern Gospel featuring Eva Mae's Pianist, Mark Fuller and Bound For Glory Quartet, Newborn School, Newborn, free, 6 p.m.

Marriage Seminar

"10 Great Dates," marriage seminar, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, free, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-860-1775.

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. 12


MOMS Club, The Kids Clothesline, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Lions Club, 1190 Lion Club Road, Madison. Info: 706-752-1290 or e-mail madisonmomsclubsale@gmail.com.

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, free admission, 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414 for ticket information.

Choir Anniversary

The senior choir of Bethel Grove Baptist Church celebrating choir anniversary, 10728 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-6630.

Sept. 16

Candidate Forum

Rockdale Candidates Forum, Honey Creek Country Club, 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, 7 p.m. podium time. Info: 770-761-3381, Laurie or 770-483-4732, Karen.

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