Community Calendar - 04/03/09

April 3

Special Olympics

Rockdale County Special Olympics Track and Field meet, Rockdale High School stadium track, 9:30 a.m. opening ceremonies, 10 a.m. event begins, free. Info: 770-785-6944.

Fish Dinners

St. Pius X hosts fish dinners on six Lenten Fridays, $6 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12, St. Pius X, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-3660.

April 4


Berean Baptist Church hosts movie night featuring, "Fireproof," April 4 at 6 p.m. and April 5 at 5 p.m., 20 Old Social Circle Road, Social Circle, child care provided. Info: 678-395-1289.

Bill Pickett Rodeo

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, Georgia International Horse Park, Charles Walker Arena, April 4 and April 5, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Benefit Yard Sale

Pleasant Hill Church hosts yard sale benefiting Relay for Life, at the intersection of Irwin Bridge Road and West Hightower Trail, North Rockdale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Puttin' On The Hits

Gospel Chorale Mt. Zion AME Church hosts Puttin' On The Hits, Clements Middle School Cafeteria, Covington, $5 admission, free for children 4 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-990-6938.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry gospel, featuring Lulu Roman of Hee Haw, the Greesons and Second Coming, Newborn School, Newborn. Info: 404-815-9973.

Community Health Fair

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Heart and Soul Ministry hosts 6th annual community health fair, free blood pressure monitoring, glucose testing and more, Social Circle Elementary School, 240-A West Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-464-2949, Sandra Glover, or e-mail: info@cityoffaith.org.

Easter for Kids

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church hosts annual Easter For Kids event, for children ages 3 to 10 years old, held at Total Childcare Experience, 25 Lover's Lane Road, Covington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-7691, Jon Scharf.

100 Hours of Astronomy

The Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club hosts solar observing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wolf Camera, 3170 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, night observing at 7 p.m., Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center observing field, 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, free event. Info: 678-516-1366, Ken Poshedly.

Easter Egg Hunt

Living Way Worship Center hosts community-wide Easter egg hunt, hot dogs afterward, 4051 Ga. Highway 81, Covington, noon. Info: 770-364-8167, Bishop Tim Needham.

5K Walk Fundraiser

Tech-Able Inc. and Fit For Kids Foundation hosts 5K walk fundraiser, Johnson Park, 1791 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, rain or shine, 8 a.m. Info: 770-922-6768.

Seder Dinner

Congregation Beth Hallel and Christian Life Church host a Passover Seder dinner and Passover communion, 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, 5 p.m. Info: call 770-784-8189 or 770-784-9359, e-mail covchristianlife@gmail.com or visit clstcovington.tripod.com.

Social Circle Clean Up

Citywide clean up/rake, light breakfast provided before work, volunteers must bring own rakes, Community Room, City Hall, 138 Hightower Trail, Social Circle, 8 a.m. Info: 770-464-1866.

Spring Festival

Conyers First United Methodist Church hosts spring festival with inflatables, games and crafts, free but small fee for concessions, funds raised to benefit missions, 921 N. Main St., Conyers, 1 to 4 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

Fish Fry Benefit

Sims Chapel Baptist Church hosts Relay for Life Fish Fry, 61 Sims Chapel Church Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 5

Church Groundbreaking

Murray CME Church groundbreaking service, 4100 North St., Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-5474.

Women's Day

Good Hope Baptist Church women's ministry hosts annual Women's Day celebration, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-4928.

Friends and Family Day

Shady Grove Baptist Church hosts Friends and Family Day, 2105 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-483-8283.

April 6

4-H Day Camp

Rock Eagle 4-H hosts EcoAdventure Day Camp, April 6 to 10, geared for 1st to 5th graders, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Info: 706-484-2834 or e-mail: kellyjo@uga.edu.


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

Job Search Class

The Newton County Library offers a free class on job searching and resume writing, representative from the Georgia Department of Labor speaking, Meeting Room, 7116 Floyd St., 1 p.m.

Driver Education Program

The Rockdale County Fire Department and Safe American Foundation offer driver education program during spring break, April 6 to 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1164 Scott St., Conyers, class size is limited. Info: 770-973-7233.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Standing in the Gap hosts Dave Ramsey Classes, 13-week program, 1012 S. Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 404-893-4242, Michelle Kilgore or e-mail: gendes4@bellsouth.net.

Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Conyers meeting for all committees to conduct planning sessions, Always Banquet Center, noon.

April 7

Saddle Club

High Noon Saddle Club meeting, Stevie B's Restaurant, 7 p.m. Info: 678-982-4898.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration meeting, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, 8 a.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

April 8

Newton DAR

The Sergeant Newton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, Connie Waller speaking, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Alcovy Nature Center, Seminar room, 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, 3 p.m.

Spring Revival

Second Shady Grove hosts a spring revival, April 8 to 10, 1005 Hardin St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: Call Michelle Scott at 404-386-1788.

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.

April 10

Good Friday

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church observing Good Friday with a service of remembrance, held at Total Childcare Experience, 25 Lover's Lane Road, Covington, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-7691, Pastor Jon Scharf.

Bake Sale

The Senior Center hosts grannies' goodies bake sale, front of the BOC office, 10 a.m. Info: 770-922-4633.

Easter 'EGG'stravaganza

Eastside High School DECA sponsors an Easter "EGG"stravaganza Easter egg hunt, free, for kids ages preschool through fifth grade, permission form required to be submitted before or on day of event, Eastside High School's soccer field, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Call Tameisha Moore at 770-784-2920.

Veterans Fundraiser

The Newton-Rockdale Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55 hosts forget-me-not drive to raise money for Newton and Rockdale County veterans. Veterans will be at all Kroger stores on April 10 and 11. Info: 770-786-1214.

April 11

Horse Show

Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, free, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Easter Egg Hunt

East Newton Baptist Church hosts community Easter Egg hunt, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-6627.

Party with a Purpose

Party with a Purpose, silent auction, music, food and more, benefiting the Haven House, for children who are developmentally or mentally challenged, Hilton Garden Inn, Stonecrest Mall, $20 per ticket, tickets can be purchased at LifeWay Bookstore on Dogwood Drive in Conyers, 6:30 p.m. Info: 678-414-3617.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church hosts a community Easter egg hunt, ages preschool through fifth grade invited, Allen Memorial Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414.

Ride for the Cure

Snapping Shoals EMC 5th annual Ride for the Cure, motorcycle ride and poker run, benefiting Relay for Life, registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at SSEMC, 14750 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, $15 per bike and $10 passenger. Info: 70-385-2709, Wayne Kitchens or 770-385-2848, Kay Strickland.

April 12

Easter Sunrise Service

Hone Creek Baptist Church, Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m., 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

April 13


Honey Creek Baptist Church hosts three-day revival feature Brother Joe Reid, 7 p.m. nightly, April 13 to 15, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

Newton 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.

Sunrise Service

Living Way Worship Center's Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., breakfast following service, 4051 Ga. Highway 81, Covington. Info; 770-364-8167, Bishop Tim Needham.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Senior Center hosts Easter Egg hunt for Sheltering Arms Day Care, held at the Senior Center, 10 a.m. Info: 770-922-4633.

April 14

Toddler Time

The Nancy Guinn Library presents spring story time program for ages 18 months to 3 years old, also April 21, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m.


Honey Creek Baptist Church hosts three-day revival feature Brother Joe Reid, 7 p.m. nightly, April 13 to 15, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

Author Speaking

The Newton County Library hosts author Saundrah Grevious, 7116 Floyd St., Library Meeting Room, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Satsuki Garden Club

The Satsuki Garden Club will place flower arrangements in the Garde Room of The Newton County Library in honor of National Library Week from April 14 to 17, 7116 Floyd St., Covington. Info: 770-787-3231.

Rockdale Historical Society

The Rockdale County Historical Society annual meeting, a portrayal of Nancy Guinn by Judy Beasley Mauran, Conyers Depot, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-3715.

Spring Into Fashion

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon, Spring Into Fashion, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, reservations required for the luncheon and child care, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

'War Between the States'

Joseph Wheeler Camp 863 Sons of Confederate Veterans hosts annual open house, "War Between the States," collections and memorabilia will be shown, 1005 Milstead Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Young Author

The Newton County Library host 8-year-old author Haniyah Harris, 7116 Floyd St., Story Time Room, Covington, 4 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

P.R.I.D.E. Class

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute offering a free Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E, class, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers, completion of this course may reduce auto insurance rates, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-413-4281 or www.ridesafegeorgia.org.

April 15


Honey Creek Baptist Church revival featuring Brother Joe Reid, 7 p.m., 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

April 16

Wheelchair Tennis

Johnson Park hosts a class for developing and teaching basic skills necessary for wheelchair tennis, Johnson Park tennis court, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, Thursdays, April 16 through May 21, $15, 5 to 6 p.m.


Johnson Park hosts a tennis group for those wanting to improve their tennis abilities, Johnson Park tennis court, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, Thursdays, April 16 through May 21, $15, 5 to 6 p.m.

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education monthly work session, Central Office Board, Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.


Newton County Library hosts Dr. Walter Freeman, discussing the use of DNA in genealogy research, 7116 Floyd St., Meeting Room, 1 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Ice Cream Social

Newton County Library celebrating National Library Week with an ice cream social, 7116 Floyd St., meeting room, 4 to 6 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Visiting Author

Author Wright Gres discusses his book, "Macedonia Passage: Dangerous Cargo," free, open to the public, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Bereavement Support Group

Heartland Hospice sponsors a bereavement support group, six Thursdays, April 16, 23 and 30, East Tower classrooms of Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-8767.

April 17

Super Bingo

Bingo, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, free; all must bring one small prize for under $5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Horse Show

GQHA Pro Am Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, April 17 through 19, free, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

'Guys and Dolls'

The Arts Association of Newton County presents "Guys and Dolls" featuring the Oxford Singing Children and the Oxford Youth Singers, April 17 at 7 p.m. and April 19 at 3 p.m., Porter Hall Auditorium, Newton High School, tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Spring Women's Retreat

Rainbow Covenant Ministries hosts an annual spring women's retreat, April 17 to 19, $110 for event, food and room, $8 per meal if not staying, 9 Hemlock St., Porterdale, Info: call Minister Cheryl Heard at 404-378-5448 or Rainbow at 770-787-8519.

Spring Fling

The Southern Heartland Art Gallery hosts spring fling art show and reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Info: acoggin@newtoncountyarts.org.

All Night Singing

The Ole Country Church hosts an all night singing featuring Enlisted, Total Praise Quartet and New Ground, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for ages 6 and under, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

April 18

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving lessons, Johnson Park indoor pool, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $15, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-918-6306 or e-mail: tom.mcpike@rockdalecounty.org.

Saddle Club Horse Show

Newton County Saddle Club Open Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, April 18 and 19, free, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.


Newton Reads hosts fourth annual Scrabble-Fest fundraiser for adult literacy, Oxford College's Card Student Center, $25 per player and $50 per team, proceeds benefit Newton Reads, door prizes, silent auction and more, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 678-342-7943 or e-mail: newtoncountyreads@earthlink.net.

Animal Shot Clinic

Dr. Sherri Carrithers and the Rockdale County Animal Care and Control sponsor shot clinic, prices range from $10 to $20, 1506 Rockbridge Road, Conyers, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-278-8403.

Putt Putt for Sight

The Conyers Lions Club hosts the fifth annual Putt Putt for Sight, $10, businesses may purchase a hole sponsorship for $50 or may donate door prizes, Sherwood Forest Golf Center, 11 a.m. Info: Call David Rainwater at 678-230-9515 or 770-483-6444.

Barbecue and Bake Sale

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church hosts its annual spring barbecue and bake sale, eat-in or take-out chicken barbecue plates are $7, Allen Memorial Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414.

April 20


The Ole Country Church hosts revival April 20 to 22, Brother Gerald Crabb speaking, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for all services, 7 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-957-2818.

NHS Meeting

Newton High School hosts parent information session meetings, block scheduling meeting at 6:30 p.m. and academy of liberal arts meeting at 7 p.m., both meetings held in the Porter Auditorium.

April 23

Financial Workshop

Salem High School is hosting a financial workshop for Salem High School students and parents, Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road, Conyers, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-929-0176.

Conyers Activity Center

The city of Conyers, public meeting for the Central Conyers Activity Center, City Hall, 1184 Scott St., 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-929-4280.

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

April 27

Spring Concert

The Newton County Community Band performing annual spring concert, Eastside High School auditorium, free, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

May 5

Main Street Conyers

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting, city manager's office, City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

May 7

Bereavement Support Group

Heartland Hospice sponsors a Bereavement Support Group, six Thursdays, May 7, 14, and 21, East Tower Classrooms of Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-8767.

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.