Community Calendar 06/21/2008


June 21


Bunco for Breast Cancer fundraiser, Boys and Girls Club, 1015 O'Kelly St., Conyers, $20 donation, 7 p.m. Info: 770-314-6737, Kristen or Hugs4jugs@yahoo.com.

Cheerleading Clinic

Cheerleading clinic sponsored by Rockdale Youth Football and Cheerleading Association, Earl O'Neal Complex, 2711 Old Covington Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: www.rockdaleyouthfootball.com.

Youth for Christ Walk

Bald Rock Baptist Church Youth Ministry's annual Youth for Christ 2.5K Walk, fish fry to benefit youth ministry following walk, Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Covington, $15 registration fee, walk starts at 9 a.m. Info: 770-761-0078.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Country Music: Hank Williams Cover Artist - Aaron Varner and many more, Newborn School, Newborn, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

Rockdale CARES

Mama Mia Italian Adventure, music, food and friends, sponsored by Rockdale CARES, Our Place, 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, free but reservations required, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-7272.

Muddy Buddy

The 2008 Muddy Buddy Run and Ride Series, 6 miles with obstacles set up every 1.25 miles and mud pit at the end, Georgia International Horse Park, Steeplechase Field and Mountain Bike Trails, admission is free. Info: www.muddybuddy.com.

June 22

Spring Revival

Spring revival, June 22 to June 25, special preaching and music each night, Calvary Baptist Church, 4228 Mill St., at corner of U.S. Highway 278, Covington, 7 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-786-3216.

Friends and Family Day

Annual Family and Friends Day, Minister Timothy Williams speaking, Peek's Chapel Baptist Church, 3185 Old Salem Road, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-483-8593.

Choir Anniversary

Gospel choir's anniversary celebration, Good Hope Baptist Church Gospel Choir guests, Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.


Concert featuring The Decendants, The Ole County Church, 2649 Ga. Highway 138, McDonough, nursery provided for children 6 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Missionary Day

Pleasant Hill C.M.E. Church celebrating Missionary Day, Evangelist Mary Key speaking, 1201 Pleasant Hill Circle, Conyers, 11 a.m.


"Give God the Glory" musical, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-0257 or 770-801-2630.

June 23

Football Camp

Rockdale Youth Football Association Youth Football Camp, June 23 to June 27, Earl O'Neal Sports Complex, 2711 Old Covington Rd., 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.rockdaleyouthfootball.com.

Newton County Democrats

The Newton County Democrats seeking new members, old courthouse in Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 404-867-2082 or tecwriter@aol.com.

Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

Book Fair

Usborne Educational Resource Book Fair, June 23 to 28, sponsored by the Friends of the Newton County Library System, 7116 Floyd St., Children's Story room, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Board of Assessors

Board of Assessors called meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-4024.

June 24

Rockdale Medical Center

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

Insect Day

Cloverbud Insect Day for children ages 3 to 8 years old, sponsored by Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, pre-registration required, cost: $5 per child, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-785-5952.

Candidate Forum

General Primary Candidate Forum, sponsored by The Rockdale Newton League of Women Voters, Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Soil and Water Conservation

Rockdale Soil and Water Conservation Commission, 8:30 a.m., Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission conference room, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, Info: 770-761-3020.

Retired Educators

Rockdale Retired Educators meeting, installing new officers, Always Banquet and Convention Center, 1609 Milstead Ave., 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

June 25

Wonderful Wednesdays

Vacation reading program, "Catch the Reading Bug," featuring Ken Panse's Exotic Reptile Adventure, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Driver's Education

Second session of driver's education classes begins, spaces available for students in and out of county, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive. Info: 770-388-5677 ext. 3189, Charlie Bryant.

June 26

Lunch Bunch

Conyers High School Lunch Bunch gathering, Red Tomato Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309 Bill Bryd.

June 28

Pow Wow

Native American Pow Wow, proceeds help support Native Americans with Diabetes and elders, Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm, between Conyers and Monroe on Ga. Highway 138, cost: $10 per vehicle or $5 per person, June 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-601-0110 Andy, or 770-601-0109, Hilda.

Conyers Explorers

Dunking booth fundraiser, Conyers Police Department officers participate in half-hour shifts, benefiting the Conyers Police Department Explorers Post 2222, Wal-Mart, 1436 Dogwood Drive, 10 a.m. Info: 770-929-4212.

June 29

Gospel Singing

Gospel Singing featuring Dixie Melody Boys, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, nursery and deaf interpretation provided, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

Gospel Singing

Gospel Singing featuring Cross4Crowns, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, Social Circle, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4025 or 770-267-6482.

Sidewalk Art Exhibit

Sidewalk Art Exhibit, Orrin Morris judging the art, hosted by the Fine Arts Committee, Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, refreshments will be served, 7 p.m. Info: 770-922-8944.

Patriotic Celebration

"America," a patriotic celebration, featuring the CCC Worship Choir and Orchestra, sponsored by Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-1887.

Dinner and Singing

Covered dish dinner and fifth Sunday night singing, Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, Main St., Porterdale, 6 p.m. Info: 678-283-1782.

June 30

Textbook Review

Rockdale Career Academy hosting a textbook review for the State Learning Resources Advisory Committee, parents and teachers are encouraged to review the textbooks and complete an evaluation survey, June 30 to July 18, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed on Fridays. Info: 770-860-4226.

July 3

Board of Assessors

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.