Community Calendar 10/23/2008


Oct. 24

Harvest Festival

Peachtree Academy 5th Annual Harvest Festival, games, food and raffles, 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, 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.

Humane Society

Humane Society of Rockdale County looking for foster homes for dogs and cats, dog food donations, used cell phones, ink jet cartridges and old newspapers, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 2 to 6 p.m., PETCO at Stonecrest, 8164 Mall Parkway. Info: 404-292-2897 or hsrc@beverlyschaner.ws.

Fall Festival

Community Worship Center's 4th annual fall festival, crafts, games, dress up tacky, funny or Bible characters, trunk a treat, 1659 Hill St., Conyers, begins at 5 p.m. Info: 770-483-0966.

Shiloh Methodist Church

Shiloh UMC Truck of Treats, costume contest, games, and more, 24 Almon Church Road, Shiloh/Almon ball field, $1, begins at 6 p.m. Info: 770-787-1087.

Community Fun Day

Life Church hosting Community Fun Day, free, bounce houses, cotton candy and more, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Log Park, Conyers. Info: 404-606-3817.

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.

Fall Festival

Solid Rock Baptist Church fall festival, motorcycle and car show, trunk or treat, food, games and much more, 8111 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 4 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-784-0982.

Turkey Dinner

Order of the Eastern Star, Gleaner Chapter #347 hosting annual turkey dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $6 per person, held at the Lodge on Milstead Avenue, Conyers. Info: 678-234-3676.

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.

Pumpkin Patch Trip

The Newton/Rockdale Navigator Team going to the pumpkin patch at Covington First United Methodist Church, Conyers Street, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1244, Jill McGiboney or mcgiboney.jill@newton.k12.ga.us.

Risks for Seniors

Registration deadline for Lifestyle Risks for Seniors, an informational program to be held Oct. 30, hosted by Remington House, 1504 Renaissance Drive, Conyers, limited seating, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-761-4888.

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.

Rockdale Retired Educators

Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, Always Banquet and Convention Center, 1609 Milstead Road, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

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.

Fall Festival

East Newton Baptist Church fall festival, 6 to 7:30 p.m., free, hayrides, games, candy and more, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington. Info: 770-786-6627.

Trunk of Treats

Oasis Faith Baptist Church trunk of treats, games, obstacle course and much more, 2504 U.S. Highway 278, Social Circle, 6 p.m.

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.

Free Classes

Free Smoking Cessation Classes, four-week class, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22, hosted by Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classroom no. 1, 6 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-918-3414.

Newborn Opry Gospel

Newborn Opry Gospel featuring Perry-Reid and Co., Logan Smith and The Gobers, $5 per person, Newborn School, Newborn, 6 p.m.

Nov. 3


The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.

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. 6

Rockdale/Newton Right to Life

Coffee and dessert fundraiser for the GRTL REACH Project, the Rev. Michael Griffin speaking, Matt Thien special music, First Baptist of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Children's Worship Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 678-923-1558.

Open House

TOPS 21 of Covington open house, Little Red School House, 3170 Newton Drive, 7 p.m. Info: 678-658-6744.

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.

Motorcycle Ride

Rockdale Career Academy's Relay for Life motorcycle benefit ride, raffles and more, $25 entry fee, $5 for extra rider, 1064 Culpepper Road, registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Info: 770-388-5677 ext. 3151, Sandra Bassett or 678-787-3217, Cliff Bassett.

Nov. 19

Town of Newborn

Town of Newborn, due to the election of the mayor and council will hold their November council meeting at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.