Community Calendar 9/25/2008


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.


Rockdale Baptist Church Weekday Preschool hosting Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude's Research Hospital, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyers, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-388-0307.

East Side Scottish Rite Association

East Side Scottish Rite Association meeting, Danny Wofford speaking, Pa-Pa's Restaurant, 1035 Sigman Road, Conyers, cost: $9 per person, begins at 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-6591.

Libertarian Party

East Metro Atlanta Libertarian Party, Amici Italian Cafe, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-333-4646.

United Way BBQ

United Way of Rockdale County annual barbecue fundraiser, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, tickets: $10 each, free delivery for orders of 20 or more, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-922-7227.

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.

Jazz Saxophonist

Jazz Saxophonist Angella Christie performing, sponsored by Newton County Arts Association, Historic Covington Square, free admission, 7 p.m. Info: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

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.

Garage Sale

Life Church garage sale, proceeds benefit parent education classes for Rockdale and Newton families, 3130 Salem Road, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-235-7852.


XALT2008, Christian concerts featuring Once Guilty, Rags Blue, The B Band, The Called Out and more, hosted by Greater Love Baptist Church, held at the Rockdale County Fair, 2 to 10 p.m. Info: 678-492-8828, Kim Murphy.

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals, Dr. John Beyers leading special service, hosted by Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., 10 a.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

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.


North Rockdale Baptist Church homecoming celebration featuring No Other Name trio, 3130 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 10 a.m., covered dish meal to follow service. Info: 70-929-1975.

Jersey Community Church

Jersey Community Church's first service, Pastor Terry Little preaching, 116 Main St., behind Buckeye's Restaurant, Jersey, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-464-2638 or www.growth.org.

Sept. 29

CASA Training

Court Appointed Special Advocate training beginning Sept. 29, helping abused and neglected children in our community. Info: 770-761-0202, Sarah Penton.

Sept. 30

Rockdale Medical Center

RMC/RHA joint board meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., classroom No. 2, 5:30 p.m.

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.

Fall Break Camp

Deadline to sign up for Fall Break Camp, ages 6 to 12 years old, Oct. 6 to 10, hosted by The Newton County Recreation Commission, Conyers Street Gym, cost: $65 per child, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-4373 ext. 14, Debra Banks.

Adult Yoga Classes

Last day to sign up for Adult Yoga Classes, Newton Count Recreation, Conyers Street Gym, cost: $30 per month, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-4373 ext. 14, Debra Banks.

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.

Euro Fest 08

Heritage Hills Baptist Church Single Adults group hosting Euro Fest 08, free food, fun and fellowship, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, childcare provided, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 404-317-3379, Rhonda Morris.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Gospel featuring The Diplomats and more, Newborn School, Newborn, cost: $7 at the door, 6 p.m.

PSA Screenings

Free PSA screenings, blood testing done for early detection for prostate cancer, men 40 years of age and older, First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., Conyers, and The Church of Covington, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Oxford, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 404-633-5606 ext., 197, Debbie Wright.

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.

Special Music

Higher Ground Camp Meeting song service, hosted by Meridian Herald, Smyrna Camp Ground, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 404-525-4722.

LifePointe Church

LifePointe Church of the Nazarene celebrates 100th denomination celebration, 5133 Jackson Highway, Covington, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-787-2220.

Oct. 6

Youth Lock In

Deadline to register for "A Night At The Rock" Youth Lock In at the new Rockdale County Jail on Oct. 17, for students in grades nine to 12, cost: $15 per student, includes T-shirt and cost of meals. School Resource Officers have registration packets or call Sgt. Jodi Shupe or Wanda Wypasek at 770-918-6717.

Book Sale

Last day to donate clean new or used books for the Friends of the Stanton Memorial Library book sale Oct. 10 , 11, 17 18., Social Circle. Info: 770-464-4451, Norma Reed.

Oct. 7

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters Rockdale County general election candidate forum, Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., 6:30 to 9 p.m. Info: e-mail: hambrickhill@aol.com.

Oct. 8

Voting Equipment Test

The Newton County Board of Election and Registration testing logic and accuracy on the voting equipment, begins Oct. 8 through 10 and until complete, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

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.

Covington Airport

Covington Airport Advisory Committee meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, 2194 Emory St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-2000.

Youth Lock In

Deadline to register for "A Night At The Rock" Youth Lock In at the new Rockdale County Jail on Oct. 24, for sixth and eighth grades, cost: $15 per student, includes T-shirt and cost of meals. School Resource Officers have registration packets or call Sgt. Jodi Shupe or Wanda Wypasek at 770-918-6717.

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.

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.

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.

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.