Community Calendar - 12/3/2008


Dec. 3

Rockdale Medical Center

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

Chili Supper

LifePointe Church of the Nazarene chili supper fundraiser, hosted by the youth group, $5 for adults, $3 for children, 5133 Jackson Highway (Ga. Highway 36), Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 404-513-5862.

Blood Drive

Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosting blood drive, donors can enter drawing for a $1,000 gift card, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-852-4139.

Advent Services

Epiphany Lutheran Church holding special Advent services, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 7:30 p.m., 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, an informal meal of soup and sandwiches served at 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-6222.

City of Conyers

Conyers City Council, 1194 Scott St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Atlanta Hawks

The Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to see the Atlanta Hawks, bus leaving Johnson Park at 6 p.m., 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $2 per person. Info: 770-918-6306.

Preschool Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Reading program, Preschool Time, ages 3 to 5 years old, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Dec. 4

Resume Writing Class

The Newton County Library System offering resume writing class, free, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 10:30 a.m. and noon, registration is required. Info: 770-787-3231.

Baby Story Time

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library's Reading program, Baby Story Time, newborn to 18 months old, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Dec. 5

Olde Town Christmas Party

Olde Town Conyers Christmas Party, pictures with Santa, carriage and train rides, sponsored by Conyers Main Street Program, 5 to 9 p.m., Olde Town Conyers. Info: 770-602-2606 or www.conyersga.com.

Choral Guild Concert

The Covington-Conyers Choral Guild concert, Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, $10, 8 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Secret Santa Shop

Rockdale County Historical Society's Secret Santa Shop, 5 to 9 p.m., Conyers Depot, children ages 5 to 10 years can shop for gifts ranging in price from 50 cents to $5, gift wrapping included. Info: 770-602-2606.

Christmas Toy Run

Conyers Riding Association hosts 18th Annual Christmas Toy Run, registration 9 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. at Target and ends at Granite Mountain Harley Davidson. $15 per bike or toy of equal value, $10 for passenger or toy of equal value, all proceeds to benefit Rockdale Emergency Relief. Info: conyersridingassoc@comcast.net.

Family Violence Task Force

Rockdale County Task Force against Family Violence meeting, Darden Bynum speaking, Jury Pool Room, Rockdale County Courthouse, 1 p.m. Info: 770-929-4020.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration special meeting to consider certification of the election results from the General Runoff Election Results, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

Dec. 6

Holiday Parade

Conyers Hometown Holiday Parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Olde Town Conyers, free, 4:30 p.m. Immediately following the parade will be the Conyers Community Tree Lighting, Rockdale County Courthouse. Info: 770-602-2606 or www.conyersga.com.

Women's Conference

The Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship hosting 2nd Annual Women's Conference, God's Blueprint to a Successful Woman, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dec. 7 form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church meets at Cousins Middle School, 8187 Carlton Trail, Covington. Info: 770-784-7372, Grenetta Turner or 770-787-3305, Angela Davis.

Southern Folk Advent

Southern Folk Advent service, E. Brooks Holifield speaking, Steven Darsey, The Meridian Chorale and The Sonny Houston Band, The Old Church, on the corner of Fletcher and Wesley streets, Oxford, free admission, 4 p.m.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Gospel, featuring Dixie Echoes, Bound for Glory Quartet and Charlie Murray, Newborn School, Newborn, $8 per person, $15 per couple., 6 p.m.

Christmas Drama

Prospect Church Christmas drama, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, 7 p.m., 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington. Info: 770-786-6303.

Christmas Bazaar

Oxford Baptist Church hosting Christmas bazaar, crafts, kids' activities, Santa, and much more, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 305 North Emory St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-8132.

Covington Christmas Musical

The 2nd annual Covington Christmas Musical presented by First Baptist Church of Covington, Eastside High School Auditorium, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-9031.

Olde Jail Tours

Rockdale County Historical Society's First Saturday Olde Jail Museum tours, extended hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Christmas Toy Run

Conyers Riding Association hosts 18th Annual Christmas Toy Run, registration 9 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. at Target and ends at Granite Mountain Harley Davidson. $15 per bike or toy of equal value, $10 for passenger or toy of equal value, all proceeds to benefit Rockdale Emergency Relief. Info: conyersridingassoc@comcast.net.

Sentimental Journey Orchestra

The Sentimental Journey Orchestra performing a Big Band Christmas show immediately following the annual Community Tree Lighting ceremony , Rockdale Auditorium, $10 for adults, children with adults are free, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-4411.

Santa's Breakfast and Workshop

Salem United Methodist Church's annual Santa's Breakfast and Workshop, kids' shopping in the Secret Santa Workshop, breakfast and pictures with Santa, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door, begins at 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-6027.

Christmas Concert

The Walton County Music Guild, annual Christmas concert, Social Circle United Methodist Church, 7 p.m., Dec. 6, First United Methodist Church in Monroe at 7 p.m., Dec. 7. Info: 770-464-1253.

Dec. 7

Tour of Homes

Pilot Club of Conyers hosting 13th annual Tour of Homes, Olde Town Conyers, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., $12 tickets prior to tour and $15 the day of the tour. Info: 770-787-0498 or 770-483-5957.

Advent Concert

Conyers Presbyterian Church Advent concert, 911 N. Main St., 5:30 p.m., reception to follow. Info: 770-929-0700.

Christmas Musical

The Church at Covington presenting the Sing Joy Christmas Musical, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Oxford, free, 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-7293.

Hanging of the Green

Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, Hanging of the Green, 3676 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-922-5553.

Dec. 8

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m.

Dec. 9

East Metro Women's Luncheon

East Metro Women's Connection Luncheon, "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" with Ben Mance, an Elvis tribute artist, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, reservations required, child care available. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Anne.

Toddler Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Reading program, Toddler Time, ages 18 months to 3 years old to be held Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Dec. 10

Canned Food Drive

Deadline to drop off canned food items for Rockdale Emergency Relief, event sponsored by The Rockdale Riptides, Johnson Park. Info: 770-785-5922.

Dec. 11

Christmas Tour Of Homes

The Covington Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes, hosted by the Satsuki Garden Club, tickets $10 each, proceeds benefit community projects, 4 to 8 p.m. Info: 404-520-4981.

Dec. 12

Christmas Tour of Homes

The Rutledge Garden Club, Rutledge 2008 Countryside Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $15 pre-sale or $20 day of tour. Info: 706-557-0046, Carol Altznauer or www.smallbutspecial.com.

Christian Singles

Christian Singles, December meeting, group trip to Lake Lanier Nights of Lights. Info: 770-483-4236, Margaret Laskey.

Dec. 13

Book Sale

Friends of the Library book sale, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers.

Breakfast with Santa

Shiloh Methodist Church women's ministry hosting breakfast with Santa and secret Santa, pancake breakfast and photo with Santa, $5, 24 Almon Church Road, Covington. Info: 770-787-1087.

Santa Breakfast

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church hosting a Santa breakfast, crafts and music, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7414.

Dec. 14

Winter Wonderland

Prospect Church hosting Winter Wonderland, free cocoa, games, hayride and pictures with Santa, 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-6303.

Christmas Concert

The Ole County Church hosting special Christmas concert featuring The Diplomats, The Mark Trammell Trio, Les Beasley and Danny Jones, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Dec. 16

Wreath and Greenery Sale

Holiday wreath and greenery sale ends today, sale hosted by Rockdale Career Academy Agriculture Department, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: www.rockdalecareeracademy.com/rca/.

Dec. 19

Live Nativity

East Newton Baptist Church hosting a live Nativity, Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 7 p.m. nightly, free, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington. Info: 770-786-6627.

Rockdale Girls Softball

Deadline to register for the Rockdale Girls Softball Association 2009 spring season. Info: www.rockdalegirlssoftballassociation.org or mail in forms at RGSA, P.O. Box 80483, Conyers, GA 30013.

Dec. 24

Candlelight Service

Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection Christmas Eve candlelight service, 3676 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-5553.

Candlelight Service

Epiphany Lutheran Church's Festive Service of Holy Communion and Candlelighting, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 11 p.m. Info: 770-483-6222.

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.