Community Calendar 9/5/2008


Sept. 5

Swingin' Medallions

Friday night concert featuring The Swingin' Medallions, sponsored by the Monroe Downtown Development Authority, Walton County Historic Courthouse lawn, 7 p.m. Info: 770-266-5331.

Sept. 6

Christian Crusade

Greater Newton County Christian Crusade, local gospel bands, choirs and preaching, the Square in Covington, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-369-6769.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Southern Gospel featuring Eva Mae's Pianist, Mark Fuller and Bound For Glory Quartet, Newborn School, Newborn, free, 6 p.m.

Marriage Seminar

"10 Great Dates," marriage seminar, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, free, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-860-1775.

Old Fashioned Singing

Journey Baptist Church, old fashioned singing featuring the Marksmen Quartet, the Page Family and more, 318 Alcovy St., Monroe, 5:30 p.m. Info: 678-283-3417.

Community Fun Fair

Living Way Worship Center International second annual Community Fun Fair, games, food, yard sale and more, 4051 Ga. Highway 81 S., Covington, noon to 4 p.m.

Sept. 7

Community Revival

"Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith" services, Dr. Richard Hunter speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.

Anniversary Celebration

The Fellowship of Jesus Christ Church celebrating 10th anniversary, 1581 Lester Road, services held at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Info: 770-860-1207.

AWANA Festival

AWANA Festival, games, food and more, sponsored by North Rockdale Baptist Church, 3130 Ga. Highway 138, 5 p.m. Info: 770-929-1975.

Sept. 8


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

Newton Board of Elections

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

Newton Community Band

Rehearsals starting for 16th season of The Newton County Community Band, Eastside High School, Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-786-4816, T.K. Adams.

Sept. 9

East Metro Women's Connection

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon, presentation by Hilda's Special Occasions, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, reservations required for luncheon and child care, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Alcovy Service Unit hosting information session and registration, ages 5 to 17 years old, Porterdale Elementary, 45 Ram Drive, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-7596, Carole Litkea.

Rockdale Medical Center

Board Meetings: RHA Board of Trustees meeting at 5 p.m., RMC/RHA Joint Strategic Planning committee meeting at 5:25 p.m., RMC/RHA Board meeting at 5:30 p.m., 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower, classroom No. 2.

Sept. 10

Conyers Housing Authority

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

Sept. 11

Covington AARP

The Covington AARP Chapter #3542, Smiley's Restaurant, 2001 Main St., Porterdale, meeting at 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Info: 770-784-6003, Ralph Abercrombie.

'Cry Out America'

"Cry Out America" community event, sponsored by Prospect Church, noon on the Square in Covington. Info: 770-786-6303.

Sept. 12


MOMS Club, The Kids Clothesline, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Lions Club, 1190 Lion Club Road, Madison. Info: 706-752-1290 or e-mail madisonmomsclubsale@gmail.com.

Music Class

Free music class, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., 10 a.m. to noon.

Super Bingo

Super Bingo, sponsored by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, 6:30 p.m., free. Info: 770-918-6306.

Sept. 13

Covington Mill Reunion

17th annual Covington Mill Reunion, Trinity United Methodist Church, 6154 Collins St., Covington, begins at noon. Info: 770-786-5125.

Fall Festival

Shiloh United Methodist Church fall festival, Shiloh/Almon ball field, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-5747 or e-mail: shilohumcoffice@bellsouth.net.

Garage Sale

Rockdale/Newton League of Women Voters sponsoring annual member garage sale, proceeds benefit education and forums, 1836 Wiggins Circle, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 678-615-7598.

Newton County Navigator Team

Newton County Navigator Team hosting a free workshop on Positive Behavioral Supports featuring Dr. Dan Crimmins, Allen United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Lovern Hall, Oxford, reservations required, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1244.

Conyers Kennel Club

The Conyers Kennel Club sponsoring Conyers Responsible Dog Ownership Day, learn more about dog care and various breeds, Parker Road Pavilion, 1400 Parker Road, free, noon to 4 p.m. Info: 770-483-7027 or www.conyerskennelclub.org.

Sept. 14

Community Revival

"Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith" services, Rev. Jason Dees speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.

The Gospel of John

Actor Brad Sherrill presents "The Gospel of John," Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, free admission, 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414 for ticket information.

Choir Anniversary

The senior choir of Bethel Grove Baptist Church celebrating choir anniversary, 10728 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-6630.

Community Orchestra

The Fall Season of the Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra begins, students and adults welcome, rehearsals are on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m., band room, Cousins Middle School, Covington. Info: 770-787-2263, Arlene Woods.

Sept. 16

Candidate Forum

Rockdale Candidates Forum, Honey Creek Country Club, 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, 7 p.m. podium time. Info: 770-761-3381, Laurie or 770-483-4732, Karen.

South Rockdale Civic Association

South Rockdale Civic Association, Rockdale Water Department forum, Union United Methodist Church, intersection of Union Church Road and Ga. Highway 138. Info: 770-922-7292, Elaine Nash.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Alcovy Service Unit hosting information session and registration, ages 5 to 17 years old, Palmer Stone Elementary, Oxford, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-7596, Carole Litkea.

Blood Drive

Community blood drive, must be at least 17 years of age and photo identification is required, sponsored by Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.givelife.org to schedule an appointment.

Autism Support

Washington Street Community Center Autism Family Support Group hosting Coping with Autism, featuring Dr. Roy Sanders, Newton Campus of DeKalb Technical College, 16200 Alcovy Road, auditorium, Covington, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1244.

Sept. 18

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., 10 a.m.

Sept. 19

Rockdale County Fair

Rockdale County Fair, Sept. 10 to Sept. 28, Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from noon to 11 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park. Info: 770-602-2606 or www.guthriecompany.com.

Sept. 20

Harvest Jubilee

Smyrna Presbyterian Church hosting annual Harvest Jubilee - antique car show, bake sale, children's activities and more, all proceeds benefit the Tina George Medical Benevolence Fund, 2920 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

Special Concert

Crosspoint Christian Church hosting special concert featuring One Night One Voice, event for teens, free, Ga. Highway 20 at Oglesby Bridge Road, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887, Darrell Portwood.

Artists Market

Artist Market, sponsored by the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, Olde Town Conyers, free, 1 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143.

Class of 1988

Newton County Class of 1988 reunion, The Elks Club, Covington, cost: $60 classmates, $40 non-classmates, 7 p.m. to midnight. Info: www.netwonrams1988.com.

Sept. 21


Crosspoint Christian Church 44th Homecoming celebration, outdoor worship service, 4550 Ga. Highway 20, carry-in lunch after service, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-1887, Curt Zehner.


Prospect Church homecoming celebration, David Ring speaking, 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., carry-in lunch after morning service. Info: 770-786-6303.

Sept. 22

Golf Tournament

Cari Hilton Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by Refuge Pregnancy Center, Indian Creek Golf Club, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-922-5939.

Sept. 23

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Emergency Preparedness Fair, hosted by Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to 6 to 8 p.m.

Soil and Water Conservation

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

Sept. 24

Rockdale Medical Center

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

Sept. 25

Financial Planning

Financial planning overview for persons with special needs, Our Place, 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, free, child care provided but requires registration, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306 or e-mail: tom.mcpike@rockdalecounty.org.

Sept. 28

Bicycle Ride

Bicycle Ride in Olde Town, self-guided, leisurely for kids and adults, sponsored by the Olde Town Conyers Neighborhood Association and more, refreshments and ice cream afterwards at Whistle Post Tavern, meet at 6 p.m. at the Depot/Welcome Center, 901 Railroad St. Info: 770-483-1110 or 770-760-1771.

Oct. 2

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors meeting, 981 Milstead Ave., 10 a.m.

LAP-BAND Seminar

LAP-BAND Seminar, hosted by Dr. Donald Maynard with Newton Medical Center, free, 5126 Hospital Drive, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-4386 to register.

Oct. 3

Class of 1998

Rockdale County High School Class of 1998 reunion, Oct. 3 at the stadium for football game and gathering afterward at Whistle Post Tavern, Oct. 4 reunion event at East Andrews in Atlanta. Info: e-mail kmoser@slifer.net or visit www.rockdale1998.myevent.com.

Oct. 4

Friendship Festival

Social Circle's 14th annual Friendship Festival, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the City of Social Circle. Info: 770-464-1866 or www.socialcirclega.com.

Barbecue Bonanza

Union United Methodist Church annual barbecue bonanza, proceeds benefit church missions, 4600 Ga. Highway 138, Stockbridge, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4338.

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.

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.

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