Community Calendar 7/8/2008


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.

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.

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.

Prime Timers

Prime Timers for those 50 years or older, Senior Pastor Mike Nickolich speaking, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, student warehouse, Conyers, cost: $5 for lunch, 10 a.m. Info: 770-922-8447.

Christian Singles

Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., Sojourners classroom, bring your own dinner, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

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.

Christian Writers

Early registration deadline for Aug. 9 conference sponsored by East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers featuring author Elizabeth Sherrill, DeKalb Technical College, Newton Campus, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, cost: $99 by July 11 and $129 after July 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Info: 404-444-7514 or www.emacw.org.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting on July 17, Earthen Vessel presenting musical program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

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.

Church Anniversary

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.

Church Anniversary

Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church celebrating 135th anniversary, Pastor L.W. Booker speaking, 300 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8392.

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.

Poker Run

Poker run to benefit Jeff Blount, starts at Glenda's Bar and Grill, 5463 Highway 138, 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.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry featuring Marty Robbins cover artist, David Ables and band, Smith and Jones and more, Newborn School, Newborn, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

July 21

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.

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 27


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.

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.

Aug. 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.

Kinchafoonee Cowboys

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.

Aug. 2

Police Auxiliary Benefit

Third Annual Police Reserve/Auxiliary Benefit, proceeds used for equipment purchases, Club 908, Olde Town Conyers, live entertainment, food, silent auction and more, cost: $25 tickets. Info: 770-639-7877, Linda or 678-618-1080, Ted.

Back to School Event

Back to School Community Family and Fun Day, health screenings, giveaways, moonwalks and more, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of America and New Life Family Christian Center, 1015 O'Kelly St., Conyers, free, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aug. 22

Memorial Tennis Tournament

Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament, Aug. 22 to 24, $80 per team, proceeds support Mobile Mammography Unit, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, team check-in 7 p.m. Info: 404-775-8893.

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