Community Calendar - 04/10/09

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.

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.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the April 16 XYZ Organization meeting, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138. Info: 770-483-8700.

Good Friday

The Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship, Good Friday service, 1775-A, Access Road, Covington, 7:30 p.m. refreshments served after the service. Info: 404-290-4459.

Good Friday

Grace Baptist Church, Good Friday service, 474 Crowell Road, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-5692.

Good Friday

The City of Refuge Christian Church, Good Friday service, "Seven Last Words of Christ," 2185 Washington St., Covington, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-933-9970.

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.

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

The Rockdale County Johnson Park Recreation Center hosts underwater Easter egg hunt at the indoor pool at Johnson Park, for children ages 2 to 10 years old, begins at 4:30 p.m., 1781 Ebenezer Road, preregistration is required. Info: 770-278-7529.

Easter Egg Hunt

Prospect Church hosts annual Easter Egg hunt, Family Life Center, 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-6303.

Easter Egg Hunt

Smyrna Presbyterian Church hosts an Easter Egg hunt, for 2 years of age to fifth graders, 2920 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers campgrounds, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-483-8962.

Used Book Sale

Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library hosts used book sale, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clothing Drive

Pleasant Hill CME Church hosts a free clothing drive, 1201 Pleasant Circle, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7949.

Easter Egg Hunt

Newborn United Methodist Church hosts a community Easter Egg hunt with petting zoo, 118 Church St., Newborn, free, 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-3574.

Downtown Concert Series

The Social Circle Better Hometown hosts the Downtown Concert Series featuring gospel group The James Thompson Singers, City Park, next to the Post Office, Social Circle, 7 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt

Grace Baptist Church hosts Easter Egg hunt, for ages 1 to 12 years of age, 474 Crowell Road, Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 770-786-5692.

Community Egg Hunt

The Church At Covington hosts the 2009 East Metro Community Egg Hunt, 20,000 eggs, inflatables, crafts and food, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Oxford, festivities begin at 10 a.m., egg hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-7293.

Easter Celebration

The City of Refuge Christian Church presents "Truth or Traditions" Easter celebration program, egg hunt to follow program, 2185 Washington St., Covington, noon. Info: 404-933-9970.

April 12

Easter Sunrise Service

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

Sunrise Service

Prospect Church, sunrise service on Hicks Lake, Covington, 7 a.m. Info: 770-786-6303.

SonRise Service

Smyrna Presbyterian Church, SonRise service, 2920 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, at the stone pulpit, lakeside, 7 a.m., breakfast following the service. Info: 770-483-8962.

Easter Service

Rehobeth Bible Church, Easter service, "How To Rise From A Recession," 1500 Farmer Road, F-2, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-760-1141.

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 Service and Egg Hunt

Destiny Missionary Baptist Church hosts a community Easter service and an Easter egg hunt, inflatables, miniature golf and much more, 1047 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, begins at 11 a.m. Info: 404-447-7939.

SonRise Service

Living Waters Baptist Tabernacle, Easter SonRise service, Old Highway 138, left at Gum Creek Road, 7 a.m., breakfast after service.

Easter Resurrection Services

The City of Refuge Christian Church, Easter Resurrection Sunday service begins at 6:30 a.m., breakfast to follow, 2185 Washington St., Covington, other Easter services begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., concluding with "Where's the Proof," a dramatic production at 2:30 p.m. Info: 404-933-9970.

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.

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.


Almon Baptist Church hosts a revival April 13 to 17, the Rev. Billy Holloway speaking, 122 Almon Road, Covington, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 404-975-9467 or 770-786-5129.

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 Garden 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.

The Four Gospel Writers

The Lily of The Valley Baptist Church hosts The Four Gospel Writers, featuring the Rev. Donnie Moore on April 15, the Rev. Marshall Williams on April 16, the Rev. Charles Dubose on April 17, the Rev. Mencer Reed on April 18, 7 p.m. nightly, 1058 Green St., Conyers. Info: 770-483-4550.

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.


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.

Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair tennis, Thursdays, April 16 to May 21, Johnson Park tennis courts, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $15, 5 to 6 p.m. Info: 770-278-7529.

XYZ Organization

The XYZ Organization meeting, Ron and Deb Cole presenting a musical program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

Board of Education

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

Theology Seminar

Christian Life School of Theology hosts seminar, "Advanced Deliverance: Course 1" April 16 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 to 10:15 p.m. and April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., sit-ins are free or for credit for the class, cost is $160, 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-784-8189 or 770-784-9359.

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.

Family Violence Task Force

The Rockdale County Task Force Against Family Violence meeting, Rockdale County Courthouse, Jury Pool Room, 1 p.m. Info: 770-278-7720 or e-mail: nancy.bills@rockdalecounty.org.

Art Gallery Tour

The Rockdale County Senior Services hosts an Art Gallery and Studio tour, Commercial Street, Olde Town Conyers, 9:45 a.m. Info: 770-922-4633.

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.

Car Show

Prospect Church hosts car show and food from The Varsity, 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-6303.

Newborn Opry Anniversary

Newborn Opry celebrating 10th anniversary, featuring Bob Saxton, Aaron Varner, Tim Walden, Hegwoods, Jimmy Davis, Tammy Ingram and 20 other artists, Newborn School, 4:30 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

Scholarship Benefit

The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild hosts Singing On A Star, an evening of Broadway song and fun, benefiting the Choral Guild Music Scholarship, $10 for tickets, Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show beings at 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-1295.

Charity Bike Ride

Living Way Worship Center hosts a charity bike ride, registration is from noon to 1:30 p.m., food and games will begin at 4 p.m., and a concert featuring Builder's None begins at 6:30 p.m., 4051 Ga. Highway 81 S., Covington. Info: 678-300-7989, Joel Sheppard.

Free Clothing

Crosspoint Clothes Connection offers free clothing to all who come, hosted by Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887.

MOPS of Conyers Walk

The Mothers of Preschoolers of Conyers hosts a Great Mom Walk, Johnson Park, 1791 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: e-mail: mopsofconyers@yahoo.com.

Hoops for a Cause

Woodlee's Christian Academy hosts Woodlee's Hoops for a Cause fundraising event, featuring former Harlem Globletrotters and NBA Players, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia, doors open at 4 p.m., game starts at 6 p.m. Info: www.woodlees.com.

April 19


Prospect Church hosts movie matinee, "Fireproof," 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 5:25 p.m. Info: 770-786-6303.

Rockdale Genealogy Society

The Rockdale County Genealogy Society meeting, Chris Zawadzki speaking, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-5127.

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 25

Cruisin' for a Cure

Prospect Church hosts Cruisin' for a Cure, charity motorcycle ride benefiting the American Cancer Society, 6752 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-786-6303.

Classes of 1977 and 1978

Rockdale County High School classes of 1977 and 1978 reunion, Whistle Post Tavern, Olde Town Conyers, 5 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.

Sock Hop for Seniors

The Rockdale County Senior Services hosts a Sock Hop Party, 1950s costume contest, held at the Senior Center, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-922-4633.

April 28


The R.A.F.T.E.R. Parent Support Group meeting, for parents of children experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges, KidsNet Newton, 2186 Elm St., Covington, light dinner served at 5:30 p.m., meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-784-2486.

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conference Room, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

ServSafe Class

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Service hosts a training class to help food service managers improve food safety and sanitation skills, April 28 and 29, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers. Info: 770-278-7373.

East Metro Georgia Tech Club

Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosts Georgia Tech Club, Marilyn Somers speaking, "Lost Tales and Trivia from Tech," 2987 Ga. Highway 212, tickets in advance: $12 for club members, $17 for non-club members. Info: 404-894-0748.

May 1

Summer Art Camp

Deadline to save $10 for the Children's Summer Art Camp, "All Aboard the Art Train," June 15 to 18 or July 13 to 16, sponsored by the Southern Heartland Art Gallery, $165 per session, for campers in first grade to fifth grade, second camper 15 percent discount, applications available at 1132 Monticello St., Covington. Info: e-mail: janjentzen@bellsouth.net or www.southernheartlandart.com.

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.