Community Calendar 9/27/2008


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.

Fall Gospel Jubilee

Blessed Hope Baptist Church fall gospel jubilee featuring Divine 3, Drew Parker, Higher Hope and Mercy Road, 2505 Ga. Highway 20 N.E., Conyers, food and more, free, begins at 4 p.m. Info: 404-427-3055.

Voter Registration Status

Those who need to register or who would like to check their voter registration status may do so on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C. The last day to register for the Nov. 4 General Election is Oct. 6.

Fall Festival

Peeks Chapel Baptist Church fall festival, food, fun and lots of sale items, 3185 Old Salem Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 678-342-3620.

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.

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.

Rockdale Medical Center

RMC Governance Committee, 1412 Milstead Ave., classroom No. 2, 5:15 p.m.

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.

Conyers City Council

Conyers City Council meeting, Council Chambers 1194 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

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.

Smart Growth Newton County

Smart Growth Newton County member appreciation picnic, Academy Springs Park, corner of Legion Drive and Conyers Street, in Covington, 6 p.m. Info: e-mail: smartgrowthnc@bellsouth.net.

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.

Conyers Fall Classic

Conyers Fall Classic Horse Show, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, begins 8 a.m. Info: www.psjshows.com.

Barbecue and Raffle

The Newborn United Methodist Church fall barbecue and shotgun raffle, proceeds benefit youth ministry and the Disciples for Christ Food Ministry, 3907 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, plates are $7 each, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-0975 or 678-925-2538.


Barbecue plates, barbecue pork, slaw, Brunswick stew, pickle, bread and tea, $7 each, proceeds benefit the Willing Helpers Food Ministry, hosted by Solid Rockdale Baptist Church, 8111 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-784-0982.

Festival and Chili Cook-Off

Fourth Annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off, hosted by Madison Main Street, downtown Madison, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.madisonga.com or 706-342-1251 ext. 206, Ann Huff.

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.


The Newborn United Methodist Church homecoming celebration, the Rev. Jim Nelson speaking, 3907 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-0975.

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.

Western Art and Paintings

Western Art and Paintings art exhibit, Oct. 6 to Oct. 24, hosted by the Newton County Arts Association, Oxford College, Candler Student Center. Info: 770-786-8188.

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.

Board of Elections

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

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.