Community Calendar 8/22/2008


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.


Rockdale Youth Baseball Association fall 2008 registration, 1249 S. Main St., concession stand building by Field 8, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 26, Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.ryba.org or 770-826-8016.

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.


Living Waters Baptist Tabernacle homecoming service featuring The Still Standing gospel group, two miles west of Walnut Grove on Ga. Highway 138, 11 a.m.


Millers Chapel Baptist Church homecoming service, Bishop Dante Smith speaking at 3 p.m., 2285 Millers Chapel Road, Conyers, dinner served at 2 p.m. Info: 770-483-3101.

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.

Class of 1983

Heritage and Rockdale County high schools classes of 1983 25th Class reunion, Whistle Post Tavern, 935 Railroad St., Conyers, $20 at the door, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail haugheylisa@yahoo.com.

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.

Retired Educators

Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, Jule-Lynne Macie speaking, Always Banquet and Convention Center, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

Dance Lessons

Round dance lessons (Waltz), Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Cost: $3 per person, Elks Aidmore Center, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers. Info: 770-785-7388 Lon or Judy.

Aug. 27

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center and Rockdale Hospital Authority Joint Board meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., classroom No. 2, 5:30 p.m.


Revival, Aug. 27 the Rev. Cassandra Keys speaking, Aug. 28 and 29, the Rev. J. Phillips Baker speaking, 7:30 nightly, Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship, 2134 E. Iris Drive, Conyers. Info: 770-787-3305


Millers Chapel Baptist Church revival, Aug. 27 the Rev. Larry Spurlock speaking, Aug. 28 the Rev. C.H. Glover speaking, and Aug. 29 the Rev. Avery Headd speaking, 2285 Millers Chapel Road, Conyers, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-483-3101.

Aug. 28

Lunch Bunch

Conyers High School Lunch Bunch gathering, Red Tomato, 1377 Old McDonough Highway, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-938-0584, Jerry Mills.

Libertarian Party

East Metro Atlanta Libertarian Party general meeting, Amici Italian Cafe, Covington, 7 p.m. Info; 678-333-4646.

Christian Singles

Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles for ages 45 and up, game night, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., Sojourners classroom, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

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.

Flag Football

Registration deadline to sign up for a flag football league, sponsored by The Baptist Tabernacle, cost: $40 per person. Info: 678-776-4956, Sandy Hudgins.

Family and Friends Day

Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship Family and Friends Day celebration at 9 a.m. and fifth anniversary celebration at 3 p.m., the Rev. Rodney Harris speaking, 2134 East Iris Drive, Conyers. Info: 770-787-3305.

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.

Newton Retired Educators

Newton Retired Educators meeting, Covington First Baptist Church, Ed Hunt Fellowship Hall, 2:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-2263, Charles Wood.

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.

Sept. 22

Golf Tournament

Cari Hilton Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by Refuge Pregnancy Center, Indian Creek Golf Club, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-922-5939.

Oct. 3

Class of 1998

Rockdale County High School Class of 1998 reunion, Oct. 3 at the stadium for football game and gathering afterward at Whistle Post Tavern, Oct. 4 reunion event at East Andrews in Atlanta. Info: e-mail kmoser@slifer.net or visit www.rockdale1998.myevent.com.

Oct. 4

Friendship Festival

Social Circle's 14th annual Friendship Festival, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the City of Social Circle. Info: 770-464-1866 or www.socialcirclega.com.

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