Community Calendar 10/28/2008


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.

Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party of Rockdale County meeting, Kel Kelly speaking, Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, Banquet Room, 1714 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 7:30 p.m.

Toddler Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Fall Into Reading program, Toddler Time, ages 18 months to 3 years old, also Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

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.

Evening For Awareness

Newton's Drug-Free Community Coalition hosting Evening For Awareness, Turner Lake Recreation Center, doors open at 6 p.m.

Preschool Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Fall Into Reading program, Preschool Time, ages 3 to 5 years old, also Nov. 12 and 19, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

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.

Baby Story Time

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library's Fall Into Reading program, Baby Story Time, newborn to 18 months old, also Nov. 13 and 20, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

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.

Trunk or Treat

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church trunk or treat, 6 to 8 p.m., 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-7414.

Fall Festival

Oxford Baptist Church fall festival, inflatables, games, snacks and more, 7 to 9 p.m., 305 N. Emory St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-8132.

Family Fun Night

Conyers First United Methodist Church hosting family fun night, moonwalks, hot dog dinner, trunk n' treat and much more, 921 North Main St., 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.


St. Paul AME Youth Department hosting trunk-n-treat, cake walk, moonwalks and more, no scary costumes please, 3134 Stone Mountain St., Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-363-7958.

Hallelujah Festival

Greater Love Baptist Church's hallelujah festival, hayride, food, candy, games and more, 5325 Ga. Highway 81, Covington, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-788-1832.

Trunk or Treat

CrossRoads Baptist Church trunk or treat, live entertainment, food and more, 227 County Road 229, Social Circle, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-786-2563.

Hallelujah Festival

Zion Baptist Church's annual hallelujah festival, games, hayrides, kiddie playland and more, 7037 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-6767.

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., The Gobers and more, $3 to $5 per person donation requested, Newborn School, Newborn, 6 p.m.

Grant Writing Workshop

Redeeming Love Christian Church hosting a grant writing basics workshop, 1931 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 4 to 6 p.m. Info: 404-944-3119.

Special Olympics Basketball

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation Special Olympics basketball, Saturdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 20, 10 to 11 a.m., Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, free. Info: 770-918-6306.

Support Our Troops Festival

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32 sponsoring Support Our Troops Festival, entertainment, food and more, benefiting Operation Sandbox, 4 to 8 p.m., on the Square, Covington, donation of goods or money requested. Info: www.operationsandboxga.com.

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.

Sorella Cycling

Sorella Cycling, cyclocross-style bicycle race for juniors, all ages are welcome, kids race for free, Georgia International Horse Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.georgia-cross.com.

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. 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.


Newton County Extension Office hosting a trip to Fox Vineyards Winery, free, leaving the Extension office, 1113 Usher St., at 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-784-2010.

Nov. 7

Harvest Festival

Peachtree Academy's 5th annual Harvest Festival, games, food, raffles and more, Peachtree Academy East, off of Salem Road, behind BB&T, $12 per child or $10 in advance, 6 to 9 p.m.

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.

Digital Camera Class

The Newton County Library System offering digital camera class, free, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Steven Foster speaking, Library Meeting Room, 7116 Floyd St. Info: 770-787-3231.

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.