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.
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.
Atlanta Summer Classic II
Georgia International Horse Park, June 25 to 29, at Charles Walker Arena, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., free. Info: 770-602-2606.
Conyers High School Lunch Bunch gathering, Red Tomato Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309 Bill Bryd.
Newton County Republican Party hosting a forum for all Republican candidates, Newton County Judicial Center, 1132 Usher St., jury impaneling room, 7 to 9 p.m.
Rockdale-Newton Christian Singles, those over age 40 invited, Red Tomato, Old McDonough Road, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: email@example.com or call 770-483-4236.
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.
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.
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 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.
"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.
Gospel Caravan Program, impersonators of Mahalia Jackson and the Rev. James Cleveland, Pleasant Hill C.M.E. Church, 1201 Pleasant Circle, Conyers, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-7949.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Board of Assessors
Board of Assessors meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.