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Community Calendar 10/15/2008


Oct. 15

City of Conyers

Conyers City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Preschool Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Fall Into Reading program, Preschool Time, ages 3 to 5 years old, Wednesdays, through Nov. 19, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

The River Church

The River Church of Covington hosting an open discussion and forum on the book, "The Shack," Oct. 15., Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, Tattersall's at the Mill, 2100 Main St., Porterdale, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-788-7774 or

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

Christian Life School of Theology

"How to Hear the Voice of God" seminar, 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.

Primer Timers

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers meeting, for ages 50 and older, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, student warehouse, 10 a.m. Info: 770-788-7001, Ralph Benedict.

Oct. 17


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

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.

Special Assembly Day

Special Assembly Day, Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, program theme "Keep Watching the Ministry ... That You Fulfill It", L.C. Cotton guest speaker, 125 Glenn Road, Conyers, begins at 9:50 a.m. Info: 404-317-1245, Harry Dawson.

Marching Band Festival

Rockdale County High School Marching Band hosting the Greater Atlanta Area Marching Band Festival, noon until 10 p.m., $8 per person, Reid Stadium, 1174 Bulldog Circle. Info: 770-482-7245.

Gospel Singing

Living Waters Baptist Tabernacle hosting gospel singing featuring Homeward Bound, two miles west of Walnut Grove, on Old Highway 138, 7 p.m. Info: 770-775-4167.

Special Singing

Trails for Christ Church special singing featuring Evelyn Maynard, corner of Ga. highways 11 and 142, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-3380.

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.


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.

Revival Service

Covington Church of God revival service, the Rev. Tony Evans speaking, located on Newton Drive, 10 a.m. Info: 770-787-9826.

Oct. 20

Open House

TOPS #29 hosting an open house, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-760-1909 or 770-787-7346.

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

MOPS of Conyers

MOPS of Conyers, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Rockdale Alliance Church, 2020 Old Salem Road, Conyers. Info: 770-483-6089.

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

Fall Revival

True Life Ministries Prophetic Church annual fall revival, Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, Pastor L.V. Turman speaking, 236 Oak Drive, Social Circle, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-464-0220.

Conyers Lunch Bunch

Conyers High School Lunch Bunch gathering, Red Tomato Restaurant, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309, Bill Byrd.

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: 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.

Varsity Trip

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to The Varsity, bus leaving at 4 p.m., Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $15. Info: 770-918-6306.

Covington Beach Party

The Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce sponsoring 15th annual Covington Beach Party featuring A1A, Chastain-style event, tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door, held at the Church of Covington field, Ga. Highway 142. Info: 770-786-7510.

Friendship Lodge #20

Friendship Lodge #20 hosting annual barbecue, ribs and chicken plates, Lodge Hall, 7150 Geiger St., Covington, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 404-358-3383.

Oct. 27

Open House

TOPS #451 hosting an open house, Milstead Baptist Church, 1613 Main St., fellowship hall, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-760-0449 or 404-234-5560.

Oct. 28

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conference room, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Atlanta Thrashers

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation Atlanta Thrashers trip, bus leaves at 5:30 p.m., Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers. Info: 770-918-6306.

Oct. 29

Pumpkin Patch

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to the pumpkin patch and hayride, $6, bus leaving at 4 p.m., Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers. Info: 770-918-6306.

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

Oct. 31

Ghosts of Gaither Tours

The Friends of Gaither hosting The Ghosts of Gaither Tours and Investigation, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, noon to 8 p.m., The Gaither Plantation, 270 Davis Ford Road, Covington. Info: 770-385-1298.

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

Christmas in the Circle

The Social Circle United Methodist Church hosting Christmas in the Circle, bazaar, craft show, food and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 261 South Cherokee Road, Social Circle, tables available to rent, $15 per table, all proceeds benefit the church mission house. Info: 404-406-4398.

Benefit for Pregnancy Care

St. Augustine Catholic Church hosting silent auction and luncheon, all proceeds benefit Source Pregnancy Care Center, 11524 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-784-9359, Judy West.

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.

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