Community Calendar - 04/15/09

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.

Conyers City Council

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


Free lunch-n-learn program, organic gardening, Newton County Extension Office, Covington, noon. Info: 678-654-3530.

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.


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.

Conyers Development

Conyers Community Development Committee meeting, City Manager's Office, 1184 Scott St., Conyers, 2 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

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.

'Eyes On The Skies'

The Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club hosts the screening of film, "Eyes On The Skies," CE Wildlife Center, 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, 5 p.m. Info: 678-516-1366, Ken Poshedly or e-mail: poshedly@bellsouth.net.

Small Fry Fishing Contest

Small Fry Fishing Contest, for children 15 years of age or younger, Bubba's Pond, Elks Aidemore Children's Center, Conyers, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-483-3535.

Circuit Assembly

The annual Circuit Assembly of the Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses, Bible-based program, "Keep Conquering The Evil With The Good," April 18 and 19, 125 Glenn Road, Conyers, begins at 9:50 a.m. Info: 404-317-1245, Harry Dawson.

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 21

Autism Support Group

Rockdale County Autism Support Group, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, day care available, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-358-6253 or e-mail: snicolette14@comcast.net.

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.

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.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 26

Live Broadcast

Foundation For Christ Ministries hosts a live broadcast of An Encounter With Jesus, featuring Pastor Roscoe Perry, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2177 Usher St., Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 404-438-0626.

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.

Summer School Drive Education

Registration for Rockdale County students for summer school driver's education, parents must bring the students Georgia leaner's permit or driver's license and pay the $350 tuition fee at registration, 6 to 6:30 p.m., Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers. Info: 770-388-5677, ext. 3189, Charlie Bryant.

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.

April 30

Yard Sale

Deadline to reserve tables for a community yard sale to be held on May 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by Cornish Mountain Baptist Church, tables are $10 each, Cornish Mountain Church Road, Oxford. Info: 770-786-9725, Mary or 770-464-3220, Kydie.

*Blood Drive

Rockdale Medical Center hosts Red Cross blood drive, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower classrooms, enter a drawing to win a cruise for two, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.givelife.org, sponsor code is 'rockmed' or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

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.

Bible Marathon

Salem United Methodist Church hosts a Bible Marathon May 1 to 7, reading of the Bible from beginning to end, concluding on National Day of Prayer, reading schedule: May 1, noon to 10 p.m.; May 2 to 6, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and May 7, from 6 a.m. to noon, 3962 Salem Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-6027.

May 2

Chicken Barbecue

Salem United Methodist Church and Boy Scout Troop 151 hosts a chicken barbecue, tickets: $7 per plate, benefiting the Boy Scouts and Salem UMC Missions, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-6027.

Community Yard Sale

Cornish Mountain Baptist Church hosts community yard sale, breakfast and lunch items available, Cornish Mountain Church Road, Oxford, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-9725.

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.

May 13

Parent Advisory Council

The Rockdale County Public Schools Parent Advisory Council hosts Understanding the Virtual World in Which Your Children Live, Sue Dowling speaking, Rockdale Career Academy auditorium, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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.