March 5

Lenten Services

Lenten Services, Smyrna Presbyterian Church, 2920 Ga. Highway 212, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

Prayer Workshop

Registration deadline for Festival of Prayer Workshop, led by Rev. Leah Cunningham, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Workshop will be March 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-8491.

Preschool Story Time

Story time, 3 years old to 5 years old, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., also March 12 and March 19, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

RMC/RHA

Rockdale Medical Center and Rockdale Hospital Authority, board meeting, Rockdale Medical Hospital, Classroom No. 2, 5:30 p.m.

Canceled Meeting

The Conyers City Council meeting has been canceled for Wednesday, March 5. Info: 770-483-4411.

March 6

Am. Legion Dance

Singles dance, Conyers American Legion Post 77, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Live music. Cost $5 per person. Info: 770-483-8216.

Refuge Pregnancy Center

Celebrate Life Banquet, Dr. Samuel Chand, St. Pius Church, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-5939.

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m. Info: 770-929-4024.

Shopping and Fellowship

Deadline to register for Day of Shopping and Fellowship sponsored by Living Water Church of Christ's Hospitality Committee, Cost: $25 per adult, $10 for children 8 and up. Day of Shopping and Fellowship will be March 15. Leave the church, 1704 Yellow St., at 7:30 a.m. Info: 404-207-7768.

Baby Story Time

Story time, newborn to 18 months, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., also March 13 and March 12, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Retired Educators

Newton Retired Educators, business meeting and guest speaker, Ed Hunt Fellowship Hall, Covington First Baptist Church, 2:30 p.m. Info 770-787-2263.

'You Can Be A Diva'

Deadline to register for East Metro Women's Connection presents "You Can Be A Diva" luncheon, featuring Kim Schroeder and Charity Booker, March 11, child care provided, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352 or 770-787-6457 or e-mail MAT8602@aol.com.

March 7

Lenten Fish Dinner

Lenten Fish Dinner, St. Pius X, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $6 adults, $3.50 children under 12. Info: 770-483-3660.

Pancake Supper

Annual Pancake Supper, sponsored by the Oxford Lions Club, Palmer Stone Elementary School, Ga. Highway 81, Oxford, all you can eat, $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: 404-245-5591.

March 8

Banquet

Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP, 20th annual Freedom Fund Banquet, the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones speaking, Georgia International Horse Park, Carriage Room, tickets: $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under, 6 p.m.

Book Sale

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Old Town Conyers, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NHS Pageant

The 42nd Annual Miss Newton High School Pageant, "Spring Beauties," tickets: $4 purchased now at the school or $5 at the door, school auditorium, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-2250.

March 9

Gospel Music

Southern Gospel Music, performed by "Higher Ground," East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 U.S. Highway 278 East, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-6627.

March 11

Speech 101

Public-speaking workshop, St. Simons Episcopal Church, Ga. Highway 138, Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Cost, $50. Info: 678-523-0378 or 678-923-8012.

Free Parenting Programs

Free Parenting Programs offered by Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, "Active Parenting Now" for adults only and "The Teen Parent Program" for teen parents and pregnant teens, six-week program, Conyers First United Methodist Church, free dinner and child care provided for all classes, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-7333.

FFA Alumni

Rockdale Career Academy FFA Alumni, monthly meeting, Rockdale Career Academy, Room 1236, horticulture classroom, 7 p.m. Info: www.ffaalumni.org.

Toddler Story Time

Story time, 18 months to 3 years old, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., also March 18, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

March 12

Lenten Services

Lenten Services, Smyrna Presbyterian Church, 2920 Ga. Highway 212, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

March 13

Baby Story Time

Story time, newborn to 18 months, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., also March 13 March 20, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

AARP

Covington AARP Chapter No. 3542 meeting, Smiley's Restaurant, 2001 Main St., Porterdale, 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Info: 770-784-6003.

Christian Singles

Christian Singles Group of Rockdale/Newton, ages 35 and older, 7 p.m., Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., Maxwell Classroom.

March 14

Lenten Fish Dinner

Lenten Fish Dinner, St. Pius X, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $6 adults, $3.50 children under 12. Info: 770-483-3660.

Visual Arts Festival

Rockdale County Public School Visual Arts Festival and Visual Arts Teachers' exhibit, Georgia International Horse Park, Exhibition Hall, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-860-4190.

March 15

Visual Arts Festival

Rockdale County Public School Visual Arts Festival and Visual Arts Teachers' exhibit, Georgia International Horse Park, Exhibition Hall, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-860-4190.

Easter4Kids

Easter4Kids, games, Bible stories, crafts, songs and more, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, meeting at Total Childcare Experience, corner of Salem Road and Highway 81., lunch provided, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-7691.

Prayer Breakfast

Fellowship prayer breakfast, Deacon Willie Henderson Jr. speaking, Miller's Chapel Baptist Church, 2285 Miller's Chapel Road, 9 a.m. Info: 770-483-2069.

March 16

Visual Arts Festival

Rockdale County Public School Visual Arts Festival and Visual Arts Teachers' exhibit, Georgia International Horse Park, Exhibition Hall, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-860-4190.

Revival

Revival Services, Evangelist Dr. Tom Farrell speaking, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen, 11 a.m., Millers Chapel Baptist Church, 2285 Miller's Chapel Road. Info: 770-289-2637.

March 17

Holy Week Services

Covington First United Methodist Church hosts Community Holy Week Services, March 17 to 21, noon. Lunch served in the fellowship hall after service. Nursery provided for children under 3.

Revival

Revival Services, Evangelist Dr. Tom Farrell speaking, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, 7 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

March 18

Revival

Revival Services, Evangelist Dr. Tom Farrell speaking, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, 7 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

March 19

Revival

Revival Services, Evangelist Dr. Tom Farrell speaking, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, 7 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

March 20

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m. Info: 770-929-4024.

March 22

Council for the Arts

The Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Marcus Printup is Home for Good!", Heritage High School Auditorium, 8 p.m. General seating $10, students $5. Info: 770-922-3413 or www.conyersarts.org.

March 29

Ride for the Cure

Fourth Annual Ride for the Cure - Poker Run, benefiting Relay for Life, sponsored by Snapping Shoals EMC, registration 9:30 a.m., $10 per rider, 14750 Brown Bridge Road. Info: 770-385-2709.

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.