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Community Calendar - 11/14/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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.

Rockdale Ministers Alliance

The Rockdale Ministers Alliance hosting benefit program, The Beatitudes, proceeds benefit the needy during Thanksgiving, Second Shady Grove Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m. Info: 678-283-4195.

Driver Education

Driver education registration for January and March classes at Rockdale County High School, register now through Nov. 21. Info: 770-388-5677 ext. 3179, Charlie Bryant.

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.

Barbecue

Philadelphia United Methodist Church hosting annual barbecue, chicken or pork plates, $7 each, 2194 Hightower Trail, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-922-5000.

Barbecue and Brunswick Stew

Harvest Baptist Church hosting fall chicken barbecue and Brunswick stew sale, $7 plates for adults, $4 plates for children, $7 for Brunswick stew for a quart, 2075 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-787-7275.

Nov. 16

Concert

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.

Concert

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.

'Annie'

Heritage High School presenting the play "Annie," 2:30 p.m., deaf interpretation provided for this performance, HHS Auditorium, 2400 Granade Road, Conyers, $5 for students and senior citizens, $10 for adults. Info: 770-761-9073 to reserve seats.

'High School Musical'

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to the Fox Theatre to see "High School Musical 2," bus leaving Johnson Park at 6 p.m., 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $3. Info: 770-785-5922 to reserve ticket.

Nov. 17

Health Fair Seminar

Health Fair Seminar covering topics such as diabetes, hepatitis, cancers, STDs and heart disease, Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Tuner Lake Road, Covington, Info: 404-453-6588, Richard Lee.

Veterans Memorial Park

The Georgia Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, board of directors meeting, Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Conference Room, 962 Milstead Ave., 1 p.m. Info: 770-918-6634, Barbara Clanton.

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.

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Time, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Revival

Love and Hugs Christian Tabernacle revival, Nov. 18 to 21, 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 678-232-8963.

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball, Tuesdays, Nov. 18 to March 3, hosted by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $8 for entire season, 6 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306 or e-mail: tom.mcpike@rockdalecounty.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.

Preschool Story Time

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

Turkey Giveaway

Deadline to register for the 3rd annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway on Nov. 23, sponsored by J.A.M. Worldwide Ministries Christian Church, event will be held at the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys and Girls Club, 1015 O'Kelly St., at 4:30 p.m. Info: www.jwmchurch.org for applications or at the Boys and Girls Club or call 678-760-0767.

Nov. 20

RCPS Growth Plan

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.

Baby Story Time

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

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.

Rutledge Christmas

29th annual Rutledge Christmas Open House, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 23 from noon to 5 p.m., free admission and free parking. Info: 706-557-2956.

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.

Red Hat Social

Rockdale Healthcare Center hosting community Red Hat Social, 1510 Renaissance Drive, 2 p.m. Info: 770-483-4480, Taishia Rice or Faith Jackson.

Benefit Concert

The Bald Rock Baptist Church hosting annual fall benefit concert, The United Mass Choir performing, along with several other choirs singing, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Fun Walk/Run

C.J. Hicks O Ambassadors 3 to 5K Fun Walk/Run, C.J. Hicks Elementary, 930 Rowland Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. Info: 770-483-4410 ext. 164.

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.

R.A.F.T.E.R.

The R.A.F.T.E.R. parent support group for all parents/caretakers of children with emotional/behavioral challenges meeting, KidsNet office, 2186 Elm St., Covington, 5:30 to 7 p.m., a light dinner served and child care provided. Info: 770-784-2486.

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Shady Grove Baptist Church hosting old fashion Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens and needy families, free, 2105 Old Covington Road, Conyers, noon, dinner can be delivered for those unable to drive. Info: 678-392-8279, Faye Smith.

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.

Pageant

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., held in the East Tower, free, 3 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.

Hope for the Holidays

Dec. 1 to 19, Christmas Hope for the Holidays, community outreach to offer hope to families in need, unwrapped toys, new clothes, gift cards, etc. Items may be dropped off at any Rockdale County Fire Station. Info: 770-787-0486 or e-mail: mikehutcheson@yahoo.com.

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.

Choral Guild Concert

The Covington-Conyers Choral Guild concert, Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, $10, 8 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Dec. 6

Holiday Parade

Conyers Hometown Holiday Parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Olde Town Conyers, free, 4:30 p.m. Immediately following the parade will be the Conyers Community Tree Lighting, Rockdale County Courthouse. 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.

Southern Folk Advent

Southern Folk Advent service, E. Brooks Holifield speaking, Steven Darsey, The Meridian Chorale and The Sonny Houston Band, The Old Church, on the corner of Fletcher and Wesley streets, Oxford, free admission, 4 p.m.

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, 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.