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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Home Builders Networking
Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association hosts Rockdale Chapter Social Networking Event, Harvest Mill Subdivision, 2003 Harvest Mill Run, Conyers, 5 p.m. Info: 678-775-1443.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.southernheartlandart.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oxford Lions Club hosts annual yard sale at the large lot on Emory Street beside the Post Office, spaces are available for rent for $10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-0411.
BBQ Cook-Off and Fundraiser
Social Circle Theater hosts barbecue cook-off and fundraiser, food, live entertainment, games and door prizes, all proceeds benefit children's programs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-464-2269.
DeKalb Symphony Picnic Pops
Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus hosts DeKalb Symphony Picnic Pops performances by The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, free, bring picnic and blanket, GPC, Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-891-3565.
First United Methodist Church of Covington hosts book sale, off the Square in Covington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 706-557-2880.
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.
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.
Town Hall Forum
League of Women Voters Rockdale/Newton hosts Town Hall Forum with Richard Oden, Rockdale Career Academy auditorium, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-6064.
Elks Benefit Dinner
The Covington Elks Lodge #1806 hosts benefit spaghetti dinner for Joe Hughes, Elks Lodge in Covington, door open at 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-8702.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Board of Education
The Rockdale County Board of Education monthly work session, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.
St. Paul AME Church hosts second annual golf tournament, Highland Golf Club, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7785 or e-mail: email@example.com.
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.
Board of Education
The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road, 7 p.m.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.