Community Calendar 10/18/2008


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: 770-786-6027 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.

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.

Fall Carnival

J.H. House Elementary School fall carnival and craft fair, food, games, hayride, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, 2930 Loganville Highway, Conyers, Info: 770-483-9504.

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.

Special Speaker

Friends of the Stanton Memorial Library quarterly meeting with special speaker author Laura Lea Thompson, off West Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 1 p.m. Info: 770-464-4451.

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.

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 www.conyersarts.org.

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.

Shoal Creek Fall Festival

Shoal Creek Elementary School fall carnival, inflatables, hay and pony rides, McWilliams Road off Klondike Road, Conyers, 6 to 8 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.

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. 26

Trunk and Treat

Newborn United Methodist Church and Springfield Missionary Baptist Church hosting trunk and treat, live music, petting zoo, costume contest, the field across from Newborn UMC, 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-3574.

Community Fall Festival

First Baptist Church of Conyers hosting community fall festival, giveaways, music, laser tag, trunk 'r treat, hot air balloon, 4 to 7 p.m., 2100 Ga. Highway 138. Info: 770-483-8700 or www.firstconyers.com.

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.

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center Finance and Audit Committee meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., Boardroom, 5:30 p.m.

Newton County Democrats

The Newton County Democrats meeting, Obama's headquarters, the corner of Washington and Emory streets, 7 p.m. Info: 404-867-2082 or e-mail: tecwriter@aol.com.

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.

Rockdale Medical Center

RMC/RHA Board meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., classroom No. 2 of the East Tower, 5:30 p.m.

CPR Class

National EMS sponsoring a Heartsaver CPR class, covering choking, infant, child and adult CPR, preregistration required, 6 to 10 p.m., $40 per person, EMS office on Culpepper Drive, Conyers. Info: 770-922-9578, David Briscoe or Riki DeLamar.


R.A.F.T.E.R, parent support group for parents and children experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges meeting, 6 to 7 p.m., KidsNet Newton, 2186 Elm St., Covington, light dinner served at 5 p.m., child care provided. Info: 770-784-2486.

Fall Revival

The Rock Temple A.M.E. Church fall revival, Oct. 28 to 30, 7 p.m. nightly, the Rev. Valerie Shipp, the Rev. Dr. Stafford J. Wicker and the Rev. Philip R. Chisholm speaking, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers.

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 www.newtonmentoring.com.

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 www.newtoncountyarts.org.

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.

Miss Patty Cake

Miss Patty Cake Pajama Party, hosted by Central Community Church, $10 for children, $5 for adults, 11157 City Pond, Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 770-385-3452 or www.centralcommunitychurch.net.

Nov. 2

135th Anniversary

Shady Grove Baptist Church of Conyers celebrating 135th church anniversary, the Rev. Anthony Smith speaking, 2105 Old Covington Road, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8283.

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.

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.

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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