Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP meeting, Cheryl F. Custer speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.
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.
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.
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.
Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star, featuring Miss Leata, sponsored by the Charlie Elliot Astronomy Club, Newborn Service Outlet of the Newton County Library, Child's Building in Newborn, 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.
Conyers Housing Authority
Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lily of The Valley Baptist Church celebrating its 11th anniversary, the Rev. Bobby Hughley speaking, 1058 Green St., dinner will be served, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-4550 or 678-413-0074.
Youth Football Camp
Youth Football Camp, Heritage High School Field House, July 14 to 17, 8 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-483-5428.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Assessors
Board of Assessors meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m.
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.
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: email@example.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.
Poker run to benefit Jeff Blount, starts at Glenda's Bar and Grill in Oxford, $25 to ride and $10 for passengers and door entry, includes barbecue plate, preregistration preferred, registration at 10 a.m., all day raffles and live entertainment, Info: 678-342-9416.
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.
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.
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.
Eastside Baptist Church Homecoming celebration, featuring Danny Funderbunk in concert, 4010 Ga. Highway 138, Stockbridge, 10 a.m., covered dish lunch, Info: 770-860-0400.
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.
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.
Friday night concert featuring Kinchafoonee Cowboys, sponsored by the Monroe Downtown Development Authority, Walton County Historic Courthouse lawn, 7 p.m. Info: 770-266-5331.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.