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Community Calendar - 11/25/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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.

Rockdale Retired Educators

The Rockdale Retired Educators Association, silent auction and program, $13 per person for lunch, Always Banquet and Convention Center, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center Executive Committee called meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., boardroom, 5:30 p.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.

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Newton County Community Food Pantry and Newton County Ministers Union sponsoring the annual community Thanksgiving dinner for those in need, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sharp Learning Center, 3135 Newton Drive, Covington, volunteers are needed. Info: 770-784-0037.

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: 770-918-3000.

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.

Winter Concert

Newton County Community Band's Winter Concert, Eastside High School auditorium, admission is free, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 2

Holiday Blood Drive

"Give a Little, Buy a Lot!" Give blood and enter to win $1,000 gift cards through the American Red Cross, Holiday Blood Drive hosted by Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Towers Classroom, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.givelife.org or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Santa in Covington

Santa Claus, 6 to 8 p.m., line begins to form at 5 p.m., Turner Lake Complex, free.

Counting Votes

The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration will begin counting votes for the Dec. 2 General Election Runoff at 7 p.m., Board office, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington.

Dec. 3

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center and Rockdale Hospital Authority meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower, classroom No. 2, 5:30 p.m.

Chili Supper

LifePointe Church of the Nazarene chili supper fundraiser, hosted by the youth group, $5 for adults, $3 for children, 5133 Jackson Highway (Ga. Highway 36), Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 404-513-5862.

Blood Drive

Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosting blood drive, donors can enter drawing for a $1,000 gift card, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-852-4139.

Dec. 4

Resume Writing Class

The Newton County Library System offering resume writing class, free, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 10:30 a.m. and noon, registration is required. Info: 770-787-3231.

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.

Secret Santa Shop

Rockdale County Historical Society's Secret Santa Shop, 5 to 9 p.m., Conyers Depot, children ages 5 to 10 years can shop for gifts ranging in price from 50 cents to $5, gift wrapping included. Info: 770-602-2606.

Christmas Toy Run

Conyers Riding Association hosts 18th Annual Christmas Toy Run, registration 9 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. at Target and ends at Granite Mountain Harley Davidson. $15 per bike or toy of equal value, $10 for passenger or toy of equal value, all proceeds to benefit Rockdale Emergency Relief. Info: conyersridingassoc@comcast.net.

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.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Gospel, featuring Dixie Echoes, Bound for Glory Quartet and Charlie Murray, Newborn School, Newborn, $8 per person, $15 per couple., 6 p.m.

Christmas Drama

Prospect Church Christmas drama, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, 7 p.m., 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington. Info: 770-786-6303.

Christmas Bazaar

Oxford Baptist Church hosting Christmas bazaar, crafts, kids' activities, Santa, and much more, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 305 North Emory St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-8132.

Covington Christmas Musical

The 2nd annual Covington Christmas Musical presented by First Baptist Church of Covington, Eastside High School Auditorium, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-9031.

Olde Jail Tours

Rockdale County Historical Society's First Saturday Olde Jail Museum tours, extended hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

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. 8

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m.

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.

Christian Singles

Christian Singles, December meeting, group trip to Lake Lanier Nights of Lights. Info: 770-483-4236, Margaret Laskey.

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.

Breakfast with Santa

Shiloh Methodist Church women's ministry hosting breakfast with Santa and secret Santa, pancake breakfast and photo with Santa, $5, 24 Almon Church Road, Covington. Info: 770-787-1087.

Dec. 14

Winter Wonderland

Prospect Church hosting Winter Wonderland, free cocoa, games, hayride and pictures with Santa, 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-6303.

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.

Rockdale Girls Softball

Deadline to register for the Rockdale Girls Softball Association 2009 spring season. Info: www.rockdalegirlssoftballassociation.org or mail in forms at RGSA, P.O. Box 80483, Conyers, GA 30013.

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.