Community Calendar - 04/24/09

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.

Rockdale County Democrats

The Rockdale County Democratic Party, David Poythress speaking, Johnson Park, 1791 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-6021.

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.

Yard Sale

The ladies of Grace Baptist Church host yard sale, 474 Crowell Road, Covington, 8 a.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.

Women's Day

White's Chapel United Methodist Church hosts annual Women's Day program, "A Woman God Can Use," Minister Mae Gladys Walker speaking, 2020 White's Chapel Road, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-0227.

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.

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 29


New Vision Bible Church revival, April 29, April 30 and May 1, Pastor James Gladen, Pastor Moses Little and Pastor Frank Kelton speaking, 1581 Lester Road, Conyers, 7 p.m. nightly. Info: 678-663-5314.

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.

'Crazy For You'

Salem High School's Theater Department presents musical "Crazy for You" musical, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., 3551 Underwood Road.

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.

'Les Miserables'

Heritage High School Patriot Players present the musical "Les Miserables," May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 at 2:30 p.m., 2400 Granade Road, Conyers, $12 for adults, $6 for students. Info: 770-761-9073.

'Crazy For You'

Salem High School's Theater Department presents the musical "Crazy for You," May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 at 2 pm., 3551 Underwood Road.

Dixie Cup Spring Classic

Dixie Cup Spring Classic, Georgia International Horse Park, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

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.

A Garden Party

The Women's Service Association presents A Garden Party, Mother's Day secret gift shop, puppet shows, raffle baskets and more, Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers, $10 per child, free for parents, 2 to 5 p.m.


The Ole Country Church hosts concert featuring Danny Funderburk and Mercy Way, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, 6 p.m. Info; 770-957-2818.

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 11

Spring Fling

Young Life of Rockdale County hosts 2009 Spring Fling, music, games and food, for currents students in eighth to 12th grades, 2461 O'Neal Road, near the intersection of Ga. Highway 138 and Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-483-0248.

May 12

East Metro Women's Connection

The East Metro Women's Connection luncheon, "Escape Through Tablescapes," with Rose Lewis, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, cost: $14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., reservations required for the luncheon and nursery. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

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.

Newton Chapter NSDAR

The Sergeant Newton Chapter NSDAR meeting, Shelby Whitson speaking, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., 3 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.

Outdoor Movie

B98.5 "B At The Movies" presents "Hotel for Dogs," rated PG, Georgia International Horse Park, gates open at 7:30 p.m., movie begins at dark. Info: 770-860-4190.

May 23

Defensive Driving Class

Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosts defensive driving class, sponsored by AARP, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, cost: $12 for members, $14 for non-members, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965 to register.

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.