Community Calendar 11/8/2008


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.

Family Fun Day

The Rockdale County High School Basketball Booster Club hosting family fun day, raffle giveaways, kids activities, interquad basketball games, Rockdale County High School Gym, 2 p.m. Info: 770-757-6686.

Gospel Singing

Journey Baptist Church gospel singing featuring Brother Mike Upright, 1160 Veal St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 678-283-3417.

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.

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.

Men of Bentley Hill

Bentley Hill United Methodist Church hosting 100 Men in Black program, Pastor Jerry D. Black speaking, 3 p.m., 584 Bentley Hill Road, Stockbridge. Info: 770-483-3161, Raymond Henderson.

Nov. 10

Covington City Council

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

Master Gardener's Program

Deadline to register for the 2009 Master Gardener's Program hosted by the Newton County Extension Office. Info: 770-784-2010.

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 www.gnnotebook.com.

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner

St. Pius X Catholic Church hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, $6 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5 to 7 p.m.

Conyers Housing Authority

The Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.

Bonfire and Cookout

Jersey Community Church hosting fall bonfire and cookout, eat hot dogs, make s'mores, fellowship, 116 Main St., Jersey, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-464-2638.


Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus Theater program presenting "Antigone," a Greek tragedy, Nov. 12 to Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 3 p.m., $5 for students, $10 for adults, Social Circle Theater. Info: 678-891-3572 or e-mail: gpctagxt@gpc.edu.

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.

Christian Seminar

Christian Life School of Theology hosting seminar, "Creation: Our Foundation ," Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. and Nov. 15 from 8:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-784-8189 or 770-784-9359.

Board of Education

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

Community Information Session

Community information session on evening classes held at the Rockdale Career Academy, hosted by DeKalb Technical College, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 7 p.m. Info: 404-626-4437.

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.

After Hours

After Hours at Nancy Guinn Library, an evening of fun and board games, hosted by the Youth Services Department, 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-388-5040.

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.

Pancake Breakfast

Newborn Heritage Trust sponsoring a pancake breakfast, $5 plates, all proceeds benefit the Old School House building for repairs in Newborn, Ga. Highway 142. Info: 770-361-2064 or 770-787-3860.

Class of 1957

The Class of 1957 breakfast gathering, $10 per person, Oaks Golf Course, 11240 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-786-5490.

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 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.

Four Gospel Writers

The Lily of the Valley Baptist Church presenting the Four Gospel Writers: Nov. 19, Deacon Robert Moore speaking, Nov. 20, Deacon Julius Sawyer speaking, Nov. 21, Deacon Willie Gibson speaking and Nov. 22, Brother Kelvin Pitts speaking, 7:30 nightly, 1058 Green St., Conyers. Info: 770-483-4550 or 678-413-0074.

Nov. 20

Public Input Session

The Rockdale County Board of Education holding a public input session on Comprehensive Plan to Accommodate Growth, 5:45 p.m. and their regular monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m., both meetings will be held at Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St.

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. 23

Guest Speaker

Donnie Moore guest speaking at The Lily of the Valley Baptist Church, 1058 Green St., Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-4550 or 678-413-0074.

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. 27

Thanksgiving Dinner

A.R. Gus Barksdale Boys and Girls Club and New Life Family Christian Center hosting free Thanksgiving dinner, 1015 O'Kelly St., Conyers, doors open at 12:30 p.m., mandatory registration. Info: 678-342-9117.

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: cherihenly@hotmail.com or mark2003cubs@hotmail.com.


Deadline to register for the Miss Winter Wonderland Pageant to be held on Dec. 13, for girls ages 1 to 16 years old, $5 admission fee, proceeds benefit family in need during the holidays, Conyers Auditorium, 2 to 5 p.m. Info: www.winterwonderlandpageant.com.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Newborn's 2nd Annual Ole Tyme Christmas Tree Lighting, 3 to 6 p.m., Santa, shopping, food, and tree lighting, Old School House and Town Hall, Ga. Highway 142, Newborn.

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.

Gospel Singing

Ebenezer Baptist Church gospel singing featuring The Watkins Family, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, between Monroe and Social Circle, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4025 or 770-267-6482.

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.

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.

Dec. 5

Olde Town Christmas Party

Olde Town Conyers Christmas Party, pictures with Santa, carriage and train rides, sponsored by Conyers Main Street Program, 5 to 9 p.m., Olde Town Conyers. Info: 770-602-2606 or www.conyersga.com.

Dec. 6

Holiday Parade

Conyers Hometown Holiday Parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Olde Town Conyers, free, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606 or www.conyersga.com.

Women's Conference

The Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship hosting 2nd Annual Women's Conference, God's Blueprint to a Successful Woman, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dec. 7 form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church meets at Cousins Middle School, 8187 Carlton Trail, Covington. Info: 770-784-7372, Grenetta Turner or 770-787-3305, Angela Davis.

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.

Advent Concert

Conyers Presbyterian Church Advent concert featuring Jim Morgan, 911 N. Main St., 5:30 p.m., reception to follow. Info: 770-929-0700.

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 www.smallbutspecial.com.

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.

Dec. 19

Live Nativity

East Newton Baptist Church hosting a live Nativity, Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 7 p.m. nightly, free, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington. Info: 770-786-6627.

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.