Community Calendar 11/01/2008


Nov. 1

Talent Show

"Show Time in Conyers," free talent contest, hosted by The MATURE Project, 3 to 5 p.m., Heritage High School Auditorium. Info: 770-918-3659.

Classical Pianist

Classical Pianist Joyce Yang performing, Porter Hall Auditorium, Newton High School, tickets: $20 Adults, $17 Senior Citizens, and $10 students, 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Christmas in the Circle

The Social Circle United Methodist Church hosting Christmas in the Circle, bazaar, craft show, food and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 261 South Cherokee Road, Social Circle, tables available to rent, $15 per table, all proceeds benefit the church mission house. Info: 404-406-4398.

Benefit for Pregnancy Care

St. Augustine Catholic Church hosting silent auction and luncheon, all proceeds benefit Source Pregnancy Care Center, 11524 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-784-9359, Judy West.

Miss Patty Cake

Miss Patty Cake Pajama Party, hosted by Central Community Church, $10 for children, $5 for adults, 11157 City Pond, Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 770-385-3452 or www.centralcommunitychurch.net.

Free Classes

Free Smoking Cessation Classes, four-week class, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22, hosted by Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classroom no. 1, 6 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-918-3414.

Newborn Opry Gospel

Newborn Opry Gospel featuring Perry-Reid and Co., The Gobers and more, $3 to $5 per person donation requested, Newborn School, Newborn, 6 p.m.

Grant Writing Workshop

Redeeming Love Christian Church hosting a grant writing basics workshop, 1931 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 4 to 6 p.m. Info: 404-944-3119.

Special Olympics Basketball

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation Special Olympics basketball, Saturdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 20, 10 to 11 a.m., Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, free. Info: 770-918-6306.

Support Our Troops Festival

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32 sponsoring Support Our Troops Festival, entertainment, food and more, benefiting Operation Sandbox, 4 to 8 p.m., on the Square, Covington, donation of goods or money requested. Info: www.operationsandboxga.com.

Gospel Singing

The Covington Church of God gospel singing featuring David Stewart and the Vocalaires, 5158 Newton Drive, Covington, 7 p.m.

Fall Festival

Piedmont Academy fall festival, games, shopping and raffles, Monticello, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 706-468-8818.

SonHarvest County Fair

Calvary Baptist Church's SonHarvest County Fair, music, games and food, free, 4 to 7 p.m., 4228 Mill St., Covington. Info: 770-786-3216.

Fall Festival

Saint Paul AME Church fall festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., barbecue chicken, rib and fish plates, vendors and games, 3134 Stone Mountain St., Covington. Info: 770-786-7785.

Nov. 2

135th Anniversary

Shady Grove Baptist Church of Conyers celebrating 135th church anniversary, 2105 Old Covington Road, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8283.

Sorella Cycling

Sorella Cycling, cyclocross-style bicycle race for juniors, all ages are welcome, kids race for free, Georgia International Horse Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.georgia-cross.com.

Dedication Service

Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle dedication service, 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-929-1697.

Nov. 3


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


The Ole Country Church revival, Oct. 3 to 5, 7 p.m. nightly, 2649 Ga. Highway 155 North, McDonough, nursery provided. Info: 770-957-2818.

Nov. 4

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections will begin counting the votes for the Nov. 4 General Election after the close of the polls at 7 p.m., 1113 Usher St. Info: 770-784-2055.

Main Street Conyers

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

Nov. 5

Ga. Tech Club

Deadline to register for Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosting East Metro Georgia Tech Club, Willie Reese speaking on Nov. 11, 7 p.m., 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, $12 for members, $17 for non-members. Info: 770-760-7224 or e-mail: eastmetrogtclub@yahoo.com.

Southern Gospel Concert

Newborn United Methodist Church hosting a Southern gospel concert featuring the Jonesman Quartet, love offering benefits Hands of Hope Ministries, Church Street, Newborn, supper at 6:30 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-0975.

Lunch and Bible Study

The Church of the Good Shepherd hosting a community lunch and Bible study, noon, 4140 Clark St., Covington. Info: 770-786-3278.

Nov. 6

Rockdale/Newton Right to Life

Coffee and dessert fundraiser for the GRTL REACH Project, the Rev. Michael Griffin speaking, Matt Thien special music, First Baptist of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Children's Worship Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 678-923-1558.

Open House

TOPS 21 of Covington open house, Little Red School House, 3170 Newton Drive, 7 p.m. Info: 678-658-6744.


Newton County Extension Office hosting a trip to Fox Vineyards Winery, free, leaving the Extension office, 1113 Usher St., at 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-784-2010.

Nov. 7

Harvest Festival

Peachtree Academy's 5th annual Harvest Festival, games, food, raffles and more, Peachtree Academy East, off of Salem Road, behind BB&T, $12 per child or $10 in advance, 6 to 9 p.m.

Nov. 8

Book Sale

Friends of the Library book sale, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers.

Motorcycle Ride

Rockdale Career Academy's Relay for Life motorcycle benefit ride, raffles and more, $25 entry fee, $5 for extra rider, 1064 Culpepper Road, registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Info: 770-388-5677 ext. 3151, Sandra Bassett or 678-787-3217, Cliff Bassett.

Digital Camera Class

The Newton County Library System offering digital camera class, free, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Steven Foster speaking, Library Meeting Room, 7116 Floyd St. Info: 770-787-3231.

Fall Festival

Gospel Mission Church fall festival, craft show, bake sale, gospel music, cake walk, 9 to 5 p.m., 755 Almon Road, Covington. Info: 770-788-2866.

Vendor's Day

The Baptist Tabernacle sponsoring Vendor's Day, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelry, Tomboy Tools and many more vendors, proceeds benefit the R. Hudson Moody Christian Heritage Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch $4 per plate, 10119 Access Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-7775.

Nov. 9

Genealogical Society

Rockdale County Genealogical Society, celebrations, reflections and refreshments, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-5680 or e-mail: claudin1@bellsouth.net.

147th Church Anniversary

The Bald Rock Baptist Church celebrating 147th church anniversary, the Rev. Clarence Shipp speaking at 11 a.m. and Pastor Willie Davenport speaking at 3 p.m., 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers. Info: 404-556-8566.

Nov. 11

Toddler Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Fall Into Reading program, Toddler Time, ages 18 months to 3 years old, also Nov. 18, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

East Metro Women's Connection

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon, "Take the Hassle Out of the Holidays," Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, childcare available, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Teen Debate Night

Teen Debate Night, forum to discuss misconceptions about teenagers, at Cafe, 1410 Klondike Road, Suite C, Conyers, free school supplies given to participants, hosted by The Good News Notebook, 6 p.m. Info: 678-596-7936 or www.gnnotebook.com.

Nov. 12

Preschool Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Fall Into Reading program, Preschool Time, ages 3 to 5 years old, also Nov. 19, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Nov. 13

Baby Story Time

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library's Fall Into Reading program, Baby Story Time, newborn to 18 months old, also Nov. 20, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Nov. 14

Ice Skating

Ice skating at the Pavilion, Olde Town Conyers, $6 for skating, $2 for skate rental, complete calendar available online. Info: www.icedays.com or 770-602-2606.

Nov. 16


The Ole Country Church hosting concert featuring Young Harmony, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for ages 4 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Nov. 18

Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E.

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute offering Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E., free course, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-413-4281 or www.ridesafegeorgia.org.

Nov. 19

Town of Newborn

Town of Newborn, due to the election of the mayor and council will hold their November council meeting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 21

Talent Search

Walton's Most Talented, talent search to benefit 11Alive Can-A-Thon, vocalists, musicians, dancers and many other acts wanted to perform, Social Circle Theater, Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 7 p.m. Info: 678-283-7178 or jayne@jem-entertainment.com.

Nov. 29

1998 Class Reunion

Salem High School 1998 Class Reunion, 6 to 10 p.m., guests welcome, cash bar, heavy appetizers included, $25 per person, Churchills, The War Room, 3223 Cain Hill Place, Atlanta, please RSVP. Info: cherihenly@hotmail.com or mark2003cubs@hotmail.com.

Dec. 1

Love Light Tree

Lighting of the Love Light Tree, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., free, 7 p.m. Info: 770-918-3400.

Dec. 7

Tour of Homes

Pilot Club of Conyers hosting 13th annual Tour of Homes, Olde Town Conyers, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., $12 tickets prior to tour and $15 the day of the tour. Info: 770-787-0498 or 770-483-5957.

Dec. 13

Book Sale

Friends of the Library book sale, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers.

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