Community Calendar 8/29/2008


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.

Celebrate Freedom

Free one-day outdoor Christian Concerts, Celebrate Freedom featuring Luis Palau, sponsored by 104.7 The Fish, Georgia International Horse Park. Info: 770-602-2606 or www.thefishatlanta.com.

Horse Show

Labor Day Round Up-Georgia Paint Horse Show, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, Georgia International Horse Park, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Ministers Caravan

Ministers Caravan, The Lily of The Valley Baptist Church, 1058 Green St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4550.

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.

Labor Day Celebration

The Conyers American Legion hosting annual Labor Day celebration, food, games and more, 674 Legion Road, begins at noon. Info: 404-867-6114.

City of Conyers

The City of Conyers offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen on Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. City residents with a Monday sanitation pick-up will have their garbage picked up on Sept. 3.

Masonic Lodge #519

Zingara Masonic Lodge #519 hosting annual car show and barbecue, at the intersection of Zingara Road and Bethel Road, Conyers, donations of $7 a plate requested, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 404-229-1301.

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.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, 8 a.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

Downtown Development

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting, City Manager's Office at the City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Sept. 3


Hebron World Church revival, Sept. 3 to 5, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Dr. Tanda Canion, Dr. John Guns and Pastor Tony Foster speaking, 7165 Turner Lake Circle, Covington. Info: 770-787-8002.

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.

Board of Assessors

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

Library Meeting

The Conyers-Rockdale Library Board of Trustees called meeting, Chamber of Commerce, 1186 Scott St., Conyers, 5:30 p.m.

Family Prevention Fun Night

Family Prevention Fun Night, sponsored by local fire departments, Super Wal-Mart, 10300 Industrial Blvd., Covington, 4 to 9 p.m.

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.

Mitcham Reunion

The Mitcham Reunion will be held at Nell Nixon's on Green Valley Farm, bring a picnic lunch. Info: 770-922-7465, Betty Mitcham.

Sept. 8


The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting, Royal Marshall speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.

Newton Board of Elections

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

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.

Community Orchestra

The Fall Season of the Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra begins, students and adults welcome, rehearsals are on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m., band room, Cousins Middle School, Covington. Info: 770-787-2263, Arlene Woods.

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.

South Rockdale Civic Association

South Rockdale Civic Association, Rockdale Water Department forum, Union United Methodist Church, intersection of Union Church Road and Ga. Highway 138. Info: 770-922-7292, Elaine Nash.

Sept. 18

Board of Assessors

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

Sept. 19

Rockdale County Fair

Rockdale County Fair, Sept. 10 to Sept. 28, Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from noon to 11 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park. Info: 770-602-2606 or www.guthriecompany.com.

Sept. 20

Harvest Jubilee

Smyrna Presbyterian Church hosting annual Harvest Jubilee - antique car show, bake sale, children's activities and more, all proceeds benefit the Tina George Medical Benevolence Fund, 2920 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

Special Concert

Crosspoint Christian Church hosting special concert featuring One Night One Voice, event for teens, free, Ga. Highway 20 at Oglesby Bridge Road, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887, Darrell Portwood.

Artists Market

Artist Market, sponsored by the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, Olde Town Conyers, free, 1 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143.

Sept. 21


Crosspoint Christian Church 44th Homecoming celebration, outdoor worship service, 4550 Ga. Highway 20, carry-in lunch after service, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-1887, Curt Zehner.

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.

Sept. 24

Rockdale Medical Center

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

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.

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.