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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
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.
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.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newton County Community Band's Winter Concert, Eastside High School auditorium, admission is free, 7:30 p.m.
The Church of Covington hosting quarterly American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Oxford. Info: 770-787-6373, to make an appointment.
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.
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.
Rockdale Medical Center
Rockdale Medical Center and Rockdale Hospital Authority meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower, classroom No. 2, 5:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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 Gospel, featuring Dixie Echoes, Bound for Glory Quartet and Charlie Murray, Newborn School, Newborn, $8 per person, $15 per couple., 6 p.m.
Prospect Church Christmas drama, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, 7 p.m., 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington. Info: 770-786-6303.
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.
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.
Conyers Presbyterian Church Advent concert, 911 N. Main St., 5:30 p.m., reception to follow. Info: 770-929-0700.
Newton Board of Elections
The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m.
East Metro Women's Luncheon
East Metro Women's Connection Luncheon, "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" with Ben Mance, an Elvis tribute artist, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, reservations required, child care available. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Anne.
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, December meeting, group trip to Lake Lanier Nights of Lights. Info: 770-483-4236, Margaret Laskey.
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.
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church hosting a Santa breakfast, crafts and music, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7414.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.