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.
Worship in the Park
Worship in the Park, sponsored by Heaven Bound Ministries, bring a picnic basket or food will be available for a nominal donation, Pine Log Community Park, Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 404-862-4382.
Special singing featuring Logan Smith, Honey Creek Baptist Church, corner of Honey Creek Road and Ebenezer Road, 11 a.m. Info: 770-780-1019.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.