Community Calendar 7/2/2008


July 2

Meeting Canceled

The City of Conyers Council meeting has been canceled. Info: 770-483-4411.

Newton County Library

'Catch the Reading Bug' with Keith and Vern, magic show and more, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

July 3

Board of Assessors

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

Summer Picnic

Newton Retired Educators summer picnic, Nell Nixon's Green Valley Farm, near the Hub on U.S. Highway 278, 6 p.m. Bring favorite covered dish. Info: 770-787-2263.

July 4

Oxford Parade

Oxford's Parade and Celebration, live music and concessions, 10 a.m., parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. at the tennis courts on Haywood Street, Info: 770-786-7004.

Driver Services Hours

Georgia Department of Driver Services will be closed July 4, open on July 5, and closed again on July 7. Change of address and replacing a lost license and other services can be done online even when the offices are closed. Info: www.dds.ga.gov.

Fabulous 4th Festival

The Fabulous 4th Festival, rides, fireworks and more, Georgia International Horse Park, free, 5 to 10 p.m. Info: www.georgiahorsepark.com. or 770-602-2606.

Sunflower Farm

Sunflower Farm Festival, hay and pony rides, live music, local barbecue, 1430 Durden Road, Rutledge, July 4 and July 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., free parking, $5 admission, kids under 12 are free with parent. Info: www.sunflowerfarmfestival.com.

Bluegrass Concert

Friday night concert featuring Walnut Grove Bluegrass Band, sponsored by the Monroe Downtown Development Authority, Walton County Historic Courthouse lawn, 7 p.m. Info: 770-266-5331.

Landfill Closed

The Newton County landfill and all neighborhood recycling centers will be closed in observance of Independence Day, and will reopen on Saturday, July 5, at the regular scheduled times.

July 5

Movies on Main 2008

Movies on Main 2008, Walt Disney's "Enchanted," July 5; and "Finding Nemo," July 18; bring chairs and blankets, sponsored by Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., show times start around 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236 or www.conyersfirst.org.

Newborn Opry Gospel

Newborn Opry Gospel, featuring Lewis Family, Newborn School, $10 per person at door, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

Old Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum will be closed throughout July. It will be open to the public the first Saturday of August, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., special tours may be arranged. Info: 770-483-3715 Jean Hambrick, or hambrickhill@aol.com.

July 6

'Celebrate Independence'

Celebrate America Independence Day service, U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter on display and more, sponsored by The Baptist Tabernacle of Covington, 10119 Access Road, 10:30 a.m. Info: 678-773-9703.

July 7

Broadway's Best

Summer Broadway camp, designed for children with a little or a lot of theatre experience, recommended for sixth to 12th grade, Social Circle Summer Camp, sponsored by Social Circle Theater, July 7 to 18, $150 per child. Info: 770-464-2269 or boxoffice@socialcircletheater.com.

July 8

Senior Trip

The Olivia Haydel Senior Center sponsoring a three-day, two-night trip for adults 50 and over to Dillsboro/Cherokee, July 8 to 10, includes charter transportation, accommodations, casino gaming time, railroad excursion, play and dinner. Cost per person: $262, Info: 770-922-4633.

Summer Concert

Sizzlin' Summer Concert, music by Steve Traylor, sponsored by East Metro Women's Connection, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, child care provided by making a reservation, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Anne.

July 9

Puppet Show

Summer show featuring Peter Hart and his puppets, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., library's meeting room, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

July 10

BOE Millage Hearings

Rockdale County Board of Education hosting Taxpayer Rights public hearings prior to adopting the 2009 millage rate, 7 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., Info: 770-860-4280.

July 11

Library Hours

The Nancy Guinn library will open at 11 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. due to staff training. Info: 770-388-5040.

Salem Camp Meeting

Salem Camp Meeting - July 11 to 18, services held at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Salem Campground, 3940 Salem Road. Info: 770-786-6841 or www.salemcampmeeting.org.

July 12

Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops celebration, sponsored by P.I.R. Squares, Square Dance Club, Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Info: 770-388-7285 or 770-851-4481.

Family and Friends Day

Macedonia Baptist Church celebrating Family and Friends Day, picnic at Veal Street Community Center in Conyers, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Worship service, 11 a.m., July 13, Info: 770-922-2661.

Football and Cheerleading Registration

Rockdale Youth Football and Cheerleading registration dates: July 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Earl O'Neal Sports Complex, 2711 Old Covington Highway, Conyers. Info: 770-820-7932 or visit www.rockdaleyouthfootball.com.

July 13

Church Anniversary

The Ole Country Church celebrating 12th anniversary and homecoming, featuring The Heirborn Quartet, The Ole Country Church, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, 10 a.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

July 14

Youth Football Camp

Youth Football Camp, Heritage High School Field House, July 14 to 17, 8 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-483-5428.

Bible Week

Family Bible Week, "The Growth of God's People," classes for all ages, Covington Church of Christ, 9441 Covington Bypass Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1119.

South Salem Elementary

Sneak preview of South Salem Elementary School, building tours, meet the staff, barbecue plates available for $6, all proceeds benefit the playground fund, 5335 Salem Road, Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: thomas.shari@newton.k12.ga.us.

July 17

Board of Assessors

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

July 18

Summer Musical

The New Depot Players presents "Working," July 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, Aug. 1 and 2, shows start at 8 p.m., July 20 show starts at 3 p.m., Center Street Arts Theater, 910 Center St., Olde Town. Info: 770-922-3143.

July 19

Prevent Child Abuse

Nurturing Program facilitator training, classes held on July 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 21 and July 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Newton, Newton County Department of Family and Children Services, 4117 Mill St. Info: www.pcanewton@yahoo.com.

'Walk A Mile In Her Shoes'

4Sarah sponsoring, "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes," benefit walk to stop violence against women and children, men can walk in high-heels or regular shoes, pre-registration cost $25 (includes t-shirt and lunch) or $35 day of event, Victory Tabernacle Church, 1151 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. Info: www.4Sarah.net.

July 22

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center and Rockdale Hospital Authority board meeting, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., classroom no. 2, 5:30 p.m.

July 24

BOE Millage Rate

Rockdale County Board of Education, Taxpayer Rights public hearing prior to adopting 2009 millage rate, Central Office Board Room 945 N. Main St., 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-860-4280.

July 26

Praise in the Park

Community event to give away free school supplies to families in need, sponsored by Life Church, The Father's House, Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, United Way and others. 1400 Parker Road. Info: 770-652-9579.

July 30

DVD/Pizza Night

Movie, pizza and popcorn night, sponsored by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, Our Place at Rockdale Cares, 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, cost: $5 per person or $12 for family, 6 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

August 1

Movies on Main 2008

Movies on Main 2008, "The Chronicles of Narnia," bring chairs and blankets, sponsored by Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., show time starts around 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236 or www.conyersfirst.org.

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.