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.
Preschool Story Time
Nancy Guinn Library's Reading program, Preschool Time, ages 3 to 5 years old, also Dec. 17, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.
The Conyers Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.
St. Pius X hosting dinner and trivia night, $6 for adults, $3.50 for children, take-out plates available, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
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.
Baby Story Time
Nancy Guinn Memorial Library's Reading program, Baby Story Time, newborn to 18 months old, also Dec. 18, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.
Board of Education
The Rockdale County Board of Education monthly work session, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m.
Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers for those 50 years of age or older, 2533 Stanton Road, Student Warehouse, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-788-7001, Ralph Benedict.
Holiday Pajama Storytime
Newton County Library, Holiday Pajama Storytime, wear your pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.
The Christian Life School of Theology, free seminar, "Creation: Our Foundation II," Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 to 10:15 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-784-8189 or 770-784-9359.
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, December meeting, group trip to Lake Lanier Nights of Lights. Info: 770-483-4236, Margaret Laskey.
Fruits of the Spirit
The United Ministers Alliance presents "Fruits of the Spirit," Lily of the Valley Baptist Church, 1058 Green St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4550 or 687-413-0074.
Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting to be held Dec. 18, musical program performed by the Clegg Family, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Info: 770-483-8700.
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.
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.
Christmas 4 Kids
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, Christmas 4 Kids day, crafts, games, songs and more, 25 Lovers Lane Road, Covington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-7691.
Breakfast with Santa
The Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation Department hosting breakfast with Santa, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $7, 9 to 10: 30 a.m. Info: 770-918-6306.
Candy Cane Hunt
The Rockdale County Department of Parks and Recreation hosting a candy cane hunt, for kids ages 4 to 11 years old, Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, free, 11 a.m. Info: 770-785-5922.
Rockdale Cares Christmas Party
Christmas party, food, dancing, fun and more, hosted by Rockdale Cares, Our Place, 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-7272.
Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Christmas gala, "O Come Let Us Adore Him" banquet, formal and semi-formal attire, $25 for couples, $15 for children 5 years and up, 300 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-8392.
The Nutcracker performed by the Covington Regional Ballet and other special guests, Porter Hall, $22 for adults, $19 for senior citizens and $10 for students, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.
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.
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.
Newton Baptist Church Christmas cantata, "Journey to the Manger," Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, nursery and deaf interpretation available. Info: 770-788-7868.
Memories of Joy and candlelight vigil, Church In The Now, Iris Drive, Conyers, bring a candle to light and a toy to be donated to the Angel Tree program, 6 p.m.
Calls from Santa
Calls from Santa sponsored by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, calls will be made on Dec. 15, Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 between 6 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Toddler Story Time
Nancy Guinn Library's Reading program, Toddler Time, ages 18 months to 3 years old, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.
Rockdale Retired Educators
Rockdale Retired Educators Association, special Christmas program, Always Banquet and Convention Center, Milstead Avenue, 11 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The Col. John McIntosh National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter meeting, presentation of DAR Good Citizens Awards and Dorothy H. Davis Scholarships presented, Epiphany Lutheran Church, off of Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 3:30 p.m.
Board of Education
The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m.
Rockdale Medical Center
Rockdale Medical Center and Rockdale Hospital Authority joint board meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower, classroom No. 2, 5:30 p.m.
The XYZ Organization meeting, musical program presented by the Clegg Family, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-482-8700.
Newton County Library, the Newborn Library branch, hosting a holiday party with pizza and a movie, 4224 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-787-1126.
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.
Ballroom dance, Salsa - Part 1, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, Salsa - Part 2 to be held Jan. 30, $35 per couple. Info: 770-922-4633.
Board of Assessors
The Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session meeting has been canceled.
Annual Fellowship Dinner hosted by the Friendship Lodge No. 20 and Golden Link Chapter No. 204, semi-formal, Under The Stars Banquet Center, 672 Moore St., Oxford, $7 per person, begins at 7 p.m. Info: 404-358-3383.
Newborn Opry Christmas
Newborn Opry Christmas show featuring guitarist Bob Saxon, Elvis and more than 20 different artists, Newborn School, Newborn, 5 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.
Macedonia Baptist Church celebrates "The Birth of A King," 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 6 p.m.
Teen Debate Night
Teen Debate Night, hosted by The Good News Notebook, 11055-H, West Ave., Conyers, 6:30 p.m. Info: 678-596-7936. Connie Alsobrook.
Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection Christmas Eve candlelight service, 3676 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-5553.
Epiphany Lutheran Church's Festive Service of Holy Communion and Candlelighting, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 11 p.m. Info: 770-483-6222.
Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Eve service, Luther Hay Presbyterian Church, Hayston Road (off Ga. Highway 213), 5 p.m. Info: 770-787-1814.
Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors general meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.
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