Community Calendar 11/11/2008


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.

Prime Timers

Prime Timers meeting, 50 years of age and older, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, Student Warehouse, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-788-7001, Ralph Benedict.

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.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting to be held on Nov. 20, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

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.

Pastor Anniversary

The Good Hope Baptist Church celebrating the Rev. and First Lady E.J. Tomlinson's 26th pastoral anniversary, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-4928.

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. 22

Clothing Giveaway

The City of Refuge Christian Church hosting a clothing giveaway drive, Nov. 22, Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 2185 Washington St., Covington. Info: 770-572-7363.

5K Turkey Trot

10th annual 5K Turkey Trot starts at 9 a.m. and 1-mile Turkey Tot Trot starts 9:20 a.m., all proceeds benefit Elks Aidemore Children's Center. Info: 770-483-3535.

XYZ Organization

XYZ Organization meeting, Anne Martin presenting a musical program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

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.