COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Oct. 8

Voting Equipment Test

The Newton County Board of Election and Registration testing logic and accuracy on the voting equipment, begins Oct. 8 through 10 and until complete, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

IAAP Networking Dinner

Deadline to register for New Rock Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals. Meeting held 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in Classroom 2 in East Tower at Rockdale Medical Center. Register by noon Oct. 8. Call 770-918-3146 or 770-918-3913 to R.S.V.P.

Housing Authority

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

Octoberfest Dinner

Octoberfest family dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. Menu: knochwurst, bratwurst, kielbasa, German potato salad, red cabbage, dessert. Adults, $6, children under 12, $3.50. Take-out available.

Oct. 9

Christian Singles

Rockdale Newton Christian Singles, game night, 7 p.m. at Conyers First United Methodist Church, Sojourners' Classroom. Info: Margaret Laskey, 770-483-4236.

Mentor Training

Newton Mentoring Inc., a school-based mentor program, offering mentor training, Turner Lake Complex, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 678-381-7948 (Margaret Washington) or www.newtonmentoring.com.

Covington AARP #3542

Covington AARP Chapter #3342 meeting, Smiley's Restaurant, 2001 Main St., Porterdale, lunch served at noon, cost: $8 plus tip. Info: 770-784-6003, Ralph Abercrombie.

Oct. 10

Food Drive

Last day to donate food to benefit the Atlanta Community Food bank, Orchard Cove Apartments, management office, 30 Gross Lake Drive, Covington, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., canned food or cash donations accepted, $1 buys five cans of food. Info: 678-342-7144.

Book Sale

Book sale, Stanton Memorial Library on West Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 3 to 6 p.m., Oct. 10 to 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 11 and 18. Info: 770-464-2444.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for luncheon for the XYZ Organization meeting on Oct. 16, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 GA Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

Oct. 11

Church Anniversary

Murray Memorial CME Church celebrating 85th church anniversary, 4100 North West St., Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 404-656-0765.

Fall Festival

Fall Festival, barbecue, bake sale, book sale, inflatable slide, Trunk or Treat for kids up to age 10 (no costumes please) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, 3676 Ga. Highway 20 N.E., Conyers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-466-3688.

Book Sale

Friends of the Library book sale, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers.

PSA Testing

Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia hosting free PSA tests for men over 40, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-388-9129.

Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library used book sale, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oct. 12

Dinner Theater

Deadline to obtain advance tickets for the fifth annual dinner theater, "Don't Kick The Turkeys," held Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., Prospect Church, 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington. Info: 770-786-6303.

Church Anniversary

East Newton Baptist Church, 25th anniversary, worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by concert by New Again, 11290 U.S. Highway 278 East, Covington. RSVP to 770-786-6627.

Genealogy

Rockdale County Genealogical Society, "What The Church Records Can Tell Us," 3 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road. Info: 770-922-5680 or e-mail claudin1@bellsouth.net.

Blood Drive

Blood drive sponsored by LifeSouth, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20 S., Conyers. Info: 770-483-6222.

Church Homecoming

Highland Park Baptist Church celebrates 45th anniversary homecoming, 11 a.m. service, 5 p.m. dinner, 6 p.m. special singing service, 1381 Irwin Bridge Road, Conyers.

Oct. 13

Sisters' Conference

Deadline to register for the Sisters' Conference featuring Maxie, the preacher's wife, hosted by Zion Baptist Church Women's Ministry, 7037 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 8:30 a.m., cost: $5 one day or $10 for both days. Info: 770-786-6767.

Covington Airport

Covington Airport Advisory Committee meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, 2194 Emory St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-2000.

Youth Lock In

Deadline to register for "A Night At The Rock" Youth Lock In at the new Rockdale County Jail on Oct. 24, for sixth and eighth grades, cost: $15 per student, includes T-shirt and cost of meals. School Resource Officers have registration packets or call Sgt. Jodi Shupe or Wanda Wypasek at 770-918-6717.

Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

Book Sale

Book sale, Stanton Memorial Library on West Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 3 to 6 p.m., through Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Info: 770-464-2444.

Mentor Training

Newton Mentoring Inc., school-based mentor program, offers mentor training, The Welcome Center, Covington, 1 p.m. Info: 678-381-7948 (Margaret Washington) or www.newtonmentoring.com.

Oct. 14

Teen Read Week

Teens invited to bring favorite book to share with other teens, 8 to 9 p.m., Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, snacks and drinks provided.

Teen Driving Class

Free teen driving class, University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers. A teen and at least one parent or guardian must register. Info: www.ridesafegeorgia.org or 678-413-4281.

Hospital Authority

Hospital Authority of Rockdale County, 5:30 p.m., Classroom 2 of East Tower at Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave.

Oct. 16

New Depot Players

The New Depot Players Theater Group presents 'Daddy's Dyin, Who's Got the Will?', Oct. 16 to Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 3 p.m., Center Street Arts, 910 Conyers St., Conyers. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

Christian Life School of Theology

Seminar - 'How to Hear the Voice of God', Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 to 10:15 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-784-8189 or 770-784-9359.

Oct. 17

Concert

Central Community Church hosting concert featuring Jeff and Sheri Easter and Crystal River, 115 City Pond Road, Covington, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-358-3452.

Creation Conference

Creation Conference led by Dr. John C. Whitcomb, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., Oct. 19 at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Philadelphia Baptist Church, 2360 Old Covington Highway. Info: 770-483-7789.

Teen Game Night

Teens invited to 'Get Your Game On' at board and card games party, 5 to 6 p.m., Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green St., Conyers.

Youth Festival

Youth 'Krunk for Christ' Festival, food, fun and more, sponsored by Bethabara Missionary Baptist Church, 11392 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-0370.

Oct. 18

Barbecue and Car Show

Salem United Methodist Church annual barbecue - car show, motorcycle rally, kids' activities, and more, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 70-786-6027 or salemumc@bellsouth.net.

Sports Camp

Conyers Church of God hosting 2008 MEGA Sports Camp, basketball, cheerleading, soccer and more, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 5 to 12 years old, 1825 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, cost: $25 includes training, T-shirt, backpack and more. Registration required. Info: 678-614-1942.

Church Mouse Bazaar

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford, Church Mouse Bazaar and chicken barbecue, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., crafts, baked goods, children's activities and flea market. Craft spaces available for $25. Barbecue plates, $7, served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414.

Book Sale

Book sale, Stanton Memorial Library on West Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-464-2444.

Halloween Party

Halloween party, dress in favorite costume, trick-or-treat, dance, 1 to 3 p.m., free, Rockdale Cares, 875 Davis Drive, reservations required. Info: 770-922-7272.

Safety and Wellness Fair

Safety and wellness fair, body mass analysis, manicures, pedicures, massage, blood pressure testing, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Guardian Automotive, 10116 Industrial Blvd., Covington, free admission.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry featuring Marty Robbins Sound-A-Like, David Ables and Band and many more, Newborn School, free admission, 6 p.m.

Gigantic Yard Sale

St. Pius X Catholic Church gigantic yard sale, raffles and refreshments sold, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, parking lot of church, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., vendor space still available for $40. Info: 770-788-7606.

Oct. 19

Groundbreaking Festival

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church groundbreaking festival, celebration service, free lunch, bounce house and more, 5510 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, begins at 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-7691.

Pastor Appreciation

Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle, Pastor Appreciation Day, 4 p.m., 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers.

Concert

The Ole Country Church concert featuring Ken & Jean Kerce, 2649 Highway 155 North, McDonough, nursery provided for ages 6 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Oct. 21

Mentor Training

Newton Mentoring Inc., a school-based mentor program, offers mentor training, The Welcome Center, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 678-381-7948 (Margaret Washington) or www.newtonmentoring.com.

Oct. 23

New Depot Players

The New Depot Players Theater Group presents "Daddy's Dyin, Who's Got the Will?", Oct. 23 to Oct. 25 at 8 p.m., Center Street Arts, 910 Conyers St., Conyers. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

Oct. 24

Harvest Festival

Peachtree Academy 5th annual Harvest Festival, games, food, raffles and more, Peachtree Academy East, off of Salem Road, $12 per child or $10 in advance, 6 to 9 p.m.

Oct. 25

Olde Town Fall Festival

Fall Festival, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, children's area and more, Olde Town Conyers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.conyersga.com or 770-602-2606.

Community Basketball Tournament

'Who Got Game' basketball tournament, 8 a.m., Pine Log Park, $20 donation to benefit Affordable Georgia Homes. Info: 678-760-5276.

Oct. 30

Mentor Training

Newton Mentoring Inc., a school-based mentor program is offering mentor training, The Welcome Center, Covington, noon. Info: 678-381-7948 (Margaret Washington) or www.newtonmentoring.com.

Nov. 1

Talent Show

"Show Time in Conyers," free talent contest, hosted by The MATURE Project, 3 to 5 p.m., Heritage High School Auditorium. Info: 770-918-3659.

Classical Pianist

Classical Pianist Joyce Yang performing, Porter Hall Auditorium, Newton High School, tickets: $20 Adults, $17 Senior Citizens, and $10 students, 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

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.

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.

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.