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Community Calendar - 04/22/09

April 22

Church Anniversary

Mt. Zion Baptist Church anniversary celebration, April 22 to April 24, Pastor Thomas Head, Pastor Chris Shipp and Pastor James Battle speaking, 100 W. Richardson St., Oxford, 7 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-786-3722.

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.

Conyers Lunch Bunch

Conyers High School Lunch Bunch Social, Milano's Restaurant, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309, Bill Byrd.

Dave Ramsey

The following groups will host "Town Hall for Hope with Dave Ramsey," a live broadcast:

· The Rockdale-Newton Singles Group, meeting at Conyers First United Methodist Church, Student Worship Center, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

· Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414.

· Rockdale Baptist Church, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyers, 8 p.m. Info: 404-580-9730, Russ Korte.

· Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, 8 p.m. Info: 770-929-8015, Jay Mather.

· Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-8447, Ellen Dilbeck.

· Discover Point Church,1303 Parker Road, Suite C, 8 p.m. Info: 404-729-7102, Cathy King.

· Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Highway 20, Conyers, 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887, Brice Hope.

April 24

Ballroom Dance Class

Ballroom Dance Classes, April 24 and May 15, Olivia Haydel Center, Recreation Room, Conyers, $35 per couple, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Info: 770-278-7230.

Relay for Life

Newton County Relay for Life, The Church of Covington, 11975 Highway 142, Oxford, enrollment hours are from 6 to 10 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.

Health Fair

Rehoboth Bible Church hosts a health fair, 1500 Farmer Road, Suite F2, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 678-360-7378, Keva Edwards.

Pancake Supper

Salem United Methodist Church hosts a community pancake supper, at the Family Life Center, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, free, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-6027.

Helping Hands and Linking Arms Day

Congregations from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will honor Helping Hands and Linking Arms Day by doing community service projects at the FFA/FHA Camp, volunteers should meet at the FFA Camp at 8 a.m., 720 FFA/FHA Camp Road, Covington. Info: www.dayofservice.org or e-mail: gbjoyner@bellsouth.net.

Barbecue Plates

Starrsville United Methodist Church pit-cooked chicken barbecue dinner, eat in/take out orders, 2786 Dixie Road, Covington, $6 for adults and $3 for children, 4 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-4293.

Flea Market

Springfield Baptist Church hosts flea market - clothes, electronics, toys, baked goods and more, 3001 Old Salem Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-929-1111.

Barbecue and Stew

Stewart Baptist Church barbecue and stew, all you can eat, $7 for adults, children 10 years of age and under $4, take-outs also available, 158 Stewart Church Road, 11 a.m. to 7 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.

Special Program

Pleasant Hill CME Church hosts special program "12 Tribes of Israel," 1201 Pleasant Circe, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-7949.

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

R.A.F.T.E.R.

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.

Retired Educators

Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting and plant sale, Always Banquet and Convention Center, off of Milstead, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

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.

Gospel Singing

Christian Life Church hosts gospel singing featuring Evangelists Billy and Cynthia Freeman, 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, free admission, 7 p.m. Info: 770-784-9359 or 770-784-8189.

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.

Relay for Life

American Cancer Society Relay for Life, begins at 7 p.m. May 1 and ends at 7 a.m. May 2, Georgia International Horse Park. Info: 770-602-2606.

Spring Revival

East Newton Baptist Church hosts spring revival May 1 to May 3, Don Ledbetter speaking, 11290 Highway 278, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-6627.

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.

A Tour of Enchanting Homes

Fairy Houses at Chimney Park, "A Tour of Enchanting Homes," behind the Newton County Library, free, for all ages, 2 to 5 p.m.

Mother's Day Luncheon

The Pastoral Care Ministry at Bald Rock Baptist Church hosts a pre-Mother's Day luncheon extravaganza, "Crowns of Glory," C.E. Steele Community Center, Conyers, $7 for donations, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Newborn Opry Gospel

Newborn Opry Gospel featuring Don Elrod and Georgia, Logan Smith, Drew Parker and Chesetee River Quartet, Newborn School, $6 per person, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

May 3

Gospel Stage Play

Youth On The Move For Christ Ministries presents gospel stage play, "The Lawd Done Sent Me A Man," Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 404-587-4420.

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.

Board of Assessors

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

National Day of Prayer

The Conyers First United Methodist Church observing the National Day of Prayer, church doors open to pray in the sanctuary from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 921 North Main St.

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.

May 14

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.

May 16

Golf Tournament

St. Paul AME Church hosts second annual golf tournament, Highland Golf Club, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7785 or e-mail: spamcov@bellsouth.net.

May 30

Gospel Stage Play

Youth On The Move For Christ Ministries presents gospel stage play, "The Lawd Done Sent Me A Man," Social Circle Theatre, Social Circle, 7 p.m. Info: 404-587-4420.

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.