Community Calendar 9/18/2008


Sept. 18

Board of Assessors

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

Voter Registration Drive

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration hosting voter registration drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food Depot, 2300 Salem Road, Conyers. Info: 770-785-5947 or 678-914-5435, Gwendolyn Butler.

Baby Story Time

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library's Fall Into Reading program, Baby Story Time, newborn to 18 months old, Thursdays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 20, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Resume Class

FaithWorks hosting class on how to write a resume, 7129 Turner Lake Circle, 9 a.m. Info: 770-784-1884.


3BC, Businesses Building Better Communities meeting, Outback Steakhouse, hosted by ThePraiseHouse.com, cost: $15 per person, RSVP needed, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Gigi@BecauseWeCare.net.

Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration special called meeting, 1113 Usher St., Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

Sept. 19

Rockdale County Fair

Rockdale County Fair, Sept. 19 to Sept. 28, Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 11 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park. Info: www.rockdalecountyfair.com. or 404-387-6296.

Operation Storybook

Sheltering Arms for Kids Read-A-Thon, Hay-Silverman Center, 780 West Circle, Conyers, 9 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Info: www.shelteringarmsforkids.com or 404-523-2849, Paige Kubik.

Rockdale Ministers Alliance

The Rockdale Ministers Alliance hosting 'Ten Commandments' special speaking, all proceeds benefit families in need during the holidays, Nothing But The Word Christian Church, 1419 Old McDonough Road, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 678-283-4195.

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.

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.

Fall Festival

Fall Festival, food, games, silent auction and much more, sponsored by Honey Creek Elementary PTO, 700 Honey Creek Road, 4 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-760-7288.

'Stories from the Well'

Social Circle Theater presents "Stories from the Well: Startin' All Over," Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. Info: 770-464-2269 or e-mail: boxoffice@socialcircletheater.com.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry featuring Aaron Clegg and Family, Don Mattingly and band and more, Newborn School, Newborn, free, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

Voter Registration Drive

Miracles of Faith Church hosting voter registration drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2031 Gees Mill Road, Conyers. Info: 770-785-5947 or 404-918-9270.

Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving with Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, Johnson Park pool, 1781 Ebenezer Road, cost: $15, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306 or e-mail: tom.mcpike@rockdalecounty.org.

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.

Special Concert

The Ole Country Church concert featuring The Friends Quartet, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for ages 6 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

End of Summer

City of David Covenant Church and Church of New Beginnings hosting End of Summer Celebration, games, food, water slide, music and more, 3180 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5 to 8 p.m.

Voter Registration Drive

Springfield Baptist Church hosting a voter registration drive, 7:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., 3001 Old Salem Road, Conyers. Info: 770-785-5947 or 404-429-7728, Kendra Boone.


The Covington Church of God homecoming celebration, the Rev. Curtis Wood speaking, 5158 Newton Drive, 10 a.m.

Special Concert

Crosspoint Christian Church hosting free concert featuring Carolina Crossman Gospel Quartet, 4550 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, rain or shine, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887, Paul Tompkins.

Missions Day

Bethabara Missionary Baptist Church hosting fish fry at 1:30 p.m. and a Women's Workshop Conference at 4 p.m., 11392 Ga. Highway 36, Covington. Info: 770-787-0370.

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.


Rockdale Baptist Church Weekday Preschool hosting Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude's Research Hospital, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyers, Sept. 22 to Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-388-0307.

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.

Toddler Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Fall Into Reading program, Toddler Time, ages 18 months to 3 years old, Tuesdays, Sept. 9 to Nov. 18, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Superintendent's Forum

Superintendent's Community Forum, Samuel King speaking, roundtable discussion and question-and-answer session, Rockdale Career Academy, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-860-4218.

Christian Singles

Deadline to confirm attendance for the Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles meeting, Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, off Salem Road, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

Sept. 24

Rockdale Medical Center

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


Grace Baptist Church revival featuring Dr. Gene Williams, 474 Crowell Road, Covington, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-5692.

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.

Lunch Bunch

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

Baby Story Time

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library's Fall Into Reading program, Baby Story Time, newborn to 18 months old, Thursdays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 20, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Sept. 26

Book Bindery Day

The Newton County Library System hosting book bindery day, repairs bibles, cookbooks and more, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Rockdale Retired Educators

Rockdale Retired Educators meeting and annual picnic, Rockdale Baptist Church, 1295 Smyrna Road, Covington, cost: $10, 6 p.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

Sept. 27

Plant Sale and Festival

Third Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and Festival, plant sale, kids' activities, food and more, sponsored by the Rockdale County Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road, free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-785-5952.

Honoring Pastor

The Rockdale Chapter of the United Minister's Alliance honoring Pastor Claude H. Glover and Pastor Earnest Loyal, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Football Party

Conyers First United Methodist Church Student Ministries hosting Georgia vs. Alabama football game and cook off, 921 N. Main St., 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236 ext. 15, or acovington@fumcconyers.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.

Church Anniversary

The Missionary Ministry of Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church celebrating anniversary, Evangelist Janet Jackson speaking, 300 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-0478.

Oct. 1

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Covington First United Methodist Church hosting The Great Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m., 1113 Conyers St. Info: 770-786-7305 or e-mail: khaymore@fumccovington.org.

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.

Women of Worth Conference

Growing Discoveries Outreach Ministry hosting Women of Worth conference, Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m. and Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Life Church, 3130 Salem Road, Conyers. Info: 706-656-1345 or growingdiscoveries@yahoo.com.

Pottery Class

Beginner Hand-Built Pottery class, Fridays Oct. 3 to Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, cost: $15. Info: 770-922-4633, Tonya.

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.

Yard Sale

Boy Scout Troop #81 hosting fundraising yard sale, Salem Crossing Shopping Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-761-6482.

Porterdale Reunion

Porterdale Reunion/Festival, hosted by the Friends of Porterdale, Darrell Huckaby signing new book, music, food and more, registration begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Mill Lofts. Info: www.friendsofporterdaleinc.org.

Oct. 5

Elks Aidmore

Elks Aidmore Children's Center celebrating 70 years, 1 to 3 p.m., ceremony begins at 2 p.m., 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, please RSVP. Info: 770-483-3535.

Oct. 11

Church Anniversary

Murray Memorial CME Church celebrating 85th church anniversary, 4100 North West St., Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 404-656-0765.

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. 13

Sisters' Conference

Deadline to register for the Sisters' Conference featuring Maxie, the preacher's wife, hosted by Zion Baptist Church Women's Ministry, 7037 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 8:30 a.m., cost: $5 one day or $10 for both days. Info: 770-786-6767.

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.

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 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. Info: 678-614-1942.

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.