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Community Calendar 5/2/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

May 2

Yard Sale

Yard sale sponsored by the Women's Ministry of Oxford Baptist Church, 308 N. Emory St., Oxford, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-788-3697.

Community Forum

Community Forum, Chris Sandy speaking, sponsored by the Criminal Justice Club of DeKalb Technical College, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 11 a.m. Info: 770-404-2977.

Democratic Candidates

Deadline to qualify to be a Democratic candidate for Newton County, must apply no later than noon. Info: 770-595-4498 Landis Stephens or 770-786-4305 Jerry Childers.

May 3

Community Checkup

Community Checkup, free health screenings blood pressure checks, diabetes, cholesterol screenings, additional blood tests available at minimal cost, sponsored by Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower, 8 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-918-3000.

BBQ Cook-Off

Barbecue Cook-Off and fundraiser benefiting children's programs, sponsored by the Social Circle Theater, $6 a plate, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-464-2269 or www.socialcircletheater.com.

Yard Sale

Annual Yard Sale, sponsored by The Oxford Lions Club, Emory St. next to the Post Office, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-0411.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Southern Gospel featuring The Anchor Men, Jonesmen Quartet and Charlie Murray, Newborn School, Newborn, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

Driver Safety Program

Day one of two, driver safety program, attendance of both days is required, completion of course entitles you to apply for up to 10 percent off your automobile insurance, sponsored by AARP, Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, 3676 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, cost: $10 per person. Info: 770-922-5553.

Yard Sale and BBQ

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and barbecue, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Women's Ministry of Oxford Baptist Church, 308 N. Emory St., Oxford. Info: 770-788-3697.

Yard Sale

Yard sale, LoveJoy United Methodist Church, Ga. Highway 36, Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 770-787-4457.

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake breakfast, benefits missions, Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, cost: $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under, 9 a.m. until noon. Info: 770-786-6027.

'Art on the River'

"An Evening of Art on the River," sponsored by the Arts Association in Newton County, Porterdale Mill Lofts, cost: $25 per ticket, 6 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Craft Sale

Craft and floral sale, Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-786-6027.

Mother's Day Luncheon

Second annual Crowns of Glory Mother's Day Luncheon Extravaganza, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., lower level, $7 donation for luncheon, 2 p.m. Info: 770-761-0078 or 678-625-9145.

Yard Sale

Community yard sale, sponsored by the Conyers Housing Authority, 1221 Irwin Bridge Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date will be May 17.

Free Concert

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra playing, Newton Campus of Georgia Perimeter Georgia, 239 Cedar Lane, free, bring a picnic, 7 p.m.

Crop A Lot

Crop A Lot to benefit the Abraham Hopkins Fund, sponsored by Eastridge Community Church, 863 Ga. Highway 142, Covington, $30 registration at the door, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: traceylynnburgess@yahoo.com.

Plant Sale

End of school year plant sale, sponsored by the FFA Chapter of the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: ksurrette@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Yard Sale and BBQ

Yard and bake sale and barbecue, sponsored by the Friends of the Guard, Covington Armory on Carroll Street, behind Clark's Grove, Covington, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-262-0265.

Church Anniversary

Day one of two, celebrating one year church anniversary, Midnight Singers singing, the Rev. Chris Partlow speaking, Pony Express Horse Auction Barn, Corner of Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-3380.

May 4

Children's Choirs Preform

Littlest Angels, the Cherubs, and The Young Joys choirs presents "The First Action Heroes," Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., Music Arts Center, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library quarterly meeting, Wright Gres speaking, Stanton Memorial Library, 407 W. Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 3 p.m. Info: 770-464-2444.

Church Anniversary

125th Church Anniversary Celebration, Rev. Hal Howard and Rev. Christopher Shipp speaking, Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-5791.

Anniversary Celebration

Pastor Larry Spurlock's 6th Anniversary Celebration, Brother Randolph Jones speaking at 11 a.m. and Pastor Ernest Loyal speaking at 4 p.m. Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St. Info: 770-922-2661.

Preparing our Teens

Pam Stenzel's "Sex, Love and Relationships" program for middle and high school students, St. Andrew's Charismatic Episcopal Church, 375 Old Oxford Road, Parish Hall, Covington, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 678-699-7303.

Pastor's Anniversary

One year anniversary celebration for Pastor Timothy Boze, Pastor Timothy Fleming guest speaker, Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 300 Honey Creek, Conyers, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-8932.

Church Anniversary

Day two of two, celebrating one year church anniversary, Aaron Varner and band singing, the Rev. Chris Partlow speaking, Pony Express Horse Auction Barn, corner of Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142, Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-385-3380.

May 5

NAACP

The Rockdale County Chapter of the NAACP meeting, David Shipp speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.

Dance Lessons

Basic square dance and line dance lessons, sponsored by Crossfire Square Dancers, held at Elks-Aidemore Children's Home gymnasium, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-4774.

May 6

City of Conyers

Joint Economic Development Committee and Community Development Committee, City Manager's Office, 1184 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Art Exhibit

"Emotions" art exhibit in honor of Mental Health Month, sponsored by Newton County Mental Health Association, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 6 to 8 p.m.

City of Conyers

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting, City Manager's Office, 1184 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

May 7

Candidate Mixer

Deadline to RSVP for the state House District 93 Candidate Mixer held on May 9, Ramada Inn, 1351 Dogwood Drive, 7 to 10 p.m. Info: 770-602-1333.

Newton County Library

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees meeting, 7116 Floyd St., board room, 9:30 a.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Baseball Game

Braves vs. Padres baseball game, sponsored by the Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, meet at Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, cost: $2, bus leaving at 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

May 8

Youth Summit 2

Youth Summit, David Mahan presents, "It's Time To Talk About It" for students enrolled in Rockdale and Newton counties in seventh grade or above, sponsored by the Newton County Juvenile Court, The Church of Covington, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, 6 p.m. Info: 770-784-2060, Angie Moore-Sims.

AARP

The Covington AARP Chapter #3542 board meeting at 10:30 a.m., Smiley's Restaurant, 2001 Main St., Porterdale, regular meeting at 11 a.m. Info: 770-784-6003.

Board of Education

Rockdale County Board of Education monthly work session, Central Office Board Room, 954 North Main St., 7 p.m.

May 9

MacDaddy ShowBand

MacDaddy ShowBand, featuring Keith McGiboney, sponsored by The Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts, Rockdale Auditorium, cost: $10 for general seating and $5 for students, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

Yard Sale

Yard sale, The Ole Country Church, 2649 Ga. Highway 155 N., McDonough, also on May 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

May 10

Driver Safety Program

Day two of two, Driver Safety Program, attendance of both days is required, completion of course entitles you to apply for up to 10% off your automobile insurance, sponsored by AARP, Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, 3676 Highway 20, Conyers, cost: $10 per person. Info: 770-922-5553.

Defensive Driving

Defensive driving course, after completion of course you are eligible to receive a discount on your insurance, sponsored by Rockdale County Foster Parents, Boys and Girls Club, 1015 O'Kelly St., cost: $40, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: 678-778-8558.

Mother/Daughter Brunch

Mother/Daughter Brunch, meal and inspirational speaker, benefits the Medical Benevolence fund, Smyrna Presbyterian Church, 2920 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, please register, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

Special Singing

Divine 3 preforming, East Lithonia Baptist Church, 2219 Jacksonville St., Lithonia, 7 p.m. Info: 770-314-5331.

May 12

Dance Lessons

Basic square dance and line dance lessons, sponsored by Crossfire Square Dancers, held at Elks-Aidemore Children's Home gymnasium, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-4774.

May 13

Refuge Pregnancy

Adoption Awareness Day, counselor from Bethany Christian Services available, event hosted by The Refuge Pregnancy Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-5939 for directions.

May 14

'Riverdance'

'Riverdance' at the Fox Theatre, sponsored by the Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, meet at Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, cost: $2, bus leaving at 6 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

May 15

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 North Main St., 7 p.m.

Christian Singles

Christian singles gathering, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., Maxwell classroom, 7 p.m. Info: r-nchristiansingles@comcast.net.

Board of Assessors

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

American 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.

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.