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:

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, RSVP required. Info: 770-786-3278.

City Council

Conyers City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

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.

Science Night

Science Night at the Library, exploring the moon, for children 6 years of age and up, hosted by the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 7 p.m., free. Info: 770-787-3231.

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.

Poppy Day

The American Legion Auxiliary hosting Poppy Day, proceeds benefit veterans and their families. Info: 770-786-8272, Barbara Hunt.

Family Health and Wellness Fair

St. Pius X Health Ministry hosting Family Health and Wellness Fair, free medical screenings for blood glucose, skin cancer, blood pressure and eye exams, vaccines available for a fee, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-363-2820, Cathy Hensley.

Brunswick Stew Sale

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Men's Ministry sponsoring Brunswick stew sale, $8 per quart, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and Highway 229, close to the Hub Junction, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-605-5474, Wayne Hunt or 404-281-5518, Kelly Thomas.

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:

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.

Loyalty Day and Veterans Day

Pleasant Hill CME celebrating Loyalty Day and Veterans Day, 1201 Pleasant Circle, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-922-1559.

Nov. 10

Covington City Council

The Covington City Council work session, City Hall, 2194 Emory St., 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-2000.

Nov. 11

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

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Time canceled this week at Nancy Guinn Library. Next Toddler Time to be held on Nov. 18, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

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.

Town Hall Meeting

The mayor and Council of the City of Covington hosting town hall meeting, Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Road, Covington, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Covington AARP

The Covington AARP Chapter #3542 meeting, the Rev. Clara Lett speaking, Smiley's Restaurant, 2001 Main St., Porterdale, 11 a.m., lunch served at noon. Info: 770-784-6003, Ralph Abercrombie.

Nov. 14

Ice Skating

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

Nov. 15

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry featuring Hank Williams cover artist; Aaron Varner, Steve Biggers, Honey Creek Blugrass and more, Newborn School, Newborn, free, 5:30 p.m.

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.


Living Way Worship Center hosting free concert featuring Builders None, 4051 Ga. Highway 81, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-364-8167.

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

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

Nov. 25

Soil and Water Conservation District

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 28

Gospel Singing

Calvary Community Church hosting gospel singing, bring small toys or can goods to benefit underprivileged during Christmas, several groups performing, 120 Crowell Road, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-0511 or 404-790-1910.

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: or

Nov. 30

Gospel Singing

Newton Baptist Church gospel singing featuring The Hayes Family, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, nursery and deaf interpretation provided, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

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. 12

Christmas Tour of Homes

The Rutledge Garden Club sponsoring the Rutledge 2008 Countryside Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $15 pre-sale or $20 day of tour. Info: 706-557-0046, Carol Altznauer or

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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