March 8

NAACP Banquet

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

Book Sale

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

NHS Pageant

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

District Days

District 2 Commissioner Earnest Simmons, available to discuss citizen's concerns, Newton County Historic Courthouse, Commissioner's Office, 3 to 5 p.m.

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.

Judge Lillis Brown

Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Lillis Brown, speaking on wills, Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, lower level meeting room, 3 p.m.

Women's Day

Women's Celebration, Pastor Gracie Washington speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-2661.

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.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler Camp #863, Sons of Confederate Veterans, regular meeting, Philologia Lodge, 1005 Milstead Ave., refreshments available, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-906-0102 or e-mail commander@joewheeler863scv.org.

March 12

Lenten Services

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

Preschool Story Time

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

March 13

Baby Story Time

Story time, newborn to 18 months, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., also March 13, and 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.

Housing Authority

Conyers Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, 5 p.m.

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.

Ebenezer UMC

Author Jennifer Sands speaking on husband's death and her recovery after Sept. 11, Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, 7 p.m., ticketed event. Info: 770-922-8447 or www.ebenezerconyers.com.

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.

Ebenezer UMC

Author Jennifer Sands speaking on husband's death and her recovery after Sept. 11, Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, 11 a.m., ticketed event. Info: 770-922-8447 or www.ebenezerconyers.com

Oyster/Fish Supper

Oyster and Fish Supper, sponsored by Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, in the Social Hall, 915-B Church Hall, 5 to 7 p.m., kids' plates available. Info: 770-787-1166.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry, featuring Hank Williams cover artist, Aaron Varner, The Country Wheels and Pony Express Band, Newborn School, 5:30 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973 or www.newbornopry.com.

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.

Ebenezer UMC

Author Jennifer Sands speaking on husband's death and her recovery after Sept. 11, Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, 9 a.m., ticketed event. Info: 770-922-8447 or www.ebenezerconyers.com.

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.

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers, hosting an Easter Egg Hunt after scheduled meeting, child care provided birth to 6 years old, Rockdale Alliance Church, 2020 Old Salem Road, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 678-794-1052 to register.

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.

Maundy Service

Maundy Service, Smyrna Presbyterian Church, 2920 Ga. Highway 20, nursery provided, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

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 22

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt, children in grades Pre-K through fifth grade, East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 U.S. Highway 278 E., 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-6627.

March 23

Sunrise Service

Special Easter Sunrise Service, East Newton Baptist, 11290 U.S. Highway 278 E., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-6627.

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.

March 30

Gospel Singing

Concert, featuring 'By Design,' Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4025 or 770-267-6482.

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.