Sign Language Class
Sign Language Class, Thursdays, Aug. 6 to Sept. 10, taught by Cindy Peters and hosted by Rockdale County Recreation, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, cost: $65 per person - includes handouts and teaching materials. Info: 770-278-7249.
The New Depot Players' production of "Steel Magnolias," Aug. 6 to 8 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 13 to 15 at 3 p.m., Center Street Arts Black Box Theatre, 910 Center St., Conyers, tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (55 years old and up) and $16 for students (with ID). Info: 770-922-3143.
Level 1A Erosion and Sedimentation Control Recertification course, $70 for the course, Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St., registration begins at 8 a.m. Info: 770-784-2033 or 478-445-5766.
Rockdale County fire fighters will be out in the county Aug., 7, 14 and 21 to "Fill-the-Boot" - a fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All monies collected will be used to aid local children and adults living with neuromuscular diseases by providing wheelchairs, leg braces, clinic visits, support groups and a chance for children to attend the local MDA Summer Camp in Rutledge.
Covington Church of God, revival Aug. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 9 at 10 a.m., the Rev. Larry Bennett speaking, The Ronnie Branham Family singing, 5158 Newton Drive, Covington. Info: 770-787-9826.
The Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library host annual two-day book sale, Aug. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 8 from 10:30 to 2 p.m., 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers.
Community Church of Praise hosts gospel singing featuring Naomi Seagos and Logan Smith, 10 Birdcrossing Road, Suite D, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-4311.
Library Book Sale
The Friends of Nancy Guinn Library will hold a sale of donated and used library books, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1329 Portman Drive. All proceeds go toward supporting library programs and operations. Info: 770-388-5041.
Youth On The Move For Christ, Holy Fellowship and Daybreak Ministries present a gospel stage play "The Lawd Done Sent Me A Man," Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 404-587-4420.
Free Car Wash
Salem United Methodist Church hosts free car wash, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, 9 a.m. to noon, light refreshments served. Info: 770-786-6027.
Yard Sale benefiting the Source Pregnancy Centers, baby clothes, home furnishings and more, 10258 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, 1 to 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-1531 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newton Baptist Church, revival, 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 9 to 12, the Rev. Tony Howeth speaking, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, nursery and deaf interpretation provided. Info: 770-788-7868.
Cornish Mountain Baptist Church homecoming celebration, Cornish Mt. Church Road, 10:30 a.m., dinner served after morning service. Info: 770-787-7644.
Almon Baptist Church homecoming celebration and special singing featuring The Reed Sisters, 122 Almon Road, Covington, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-5129.
Newton County Board of Elections
The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.
Cornish Mountain Baptist Church Revival, Aug. 10 to 14, 7 p.m nightly, the Rev. Chris Yancy speaking, Cornish Mt. Church Road, Info: 770-787-7644.
The Homeowners For Better Government forum with discussion on in-home daycares, JP Carr Community Center, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: email@example.com.
Gateway Community Church hosts a free preview of "The Secret of Jonathan Sperry" for all pastors and church leaders, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-1015.
Almon Baptist Church revival, Aug. 10 to 14, the Rev. Jimmy Glaze speaking, 122 Almon Road, Covington, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-786-5129.
East Metro Women's Connection
East Metro Women's Connection "Affordable Designer Chic" luncheon, Linda Cloer speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, childcare provided, 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute hosts a free "Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E." class, completion of this course may reduce auto insurance rates, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: visit www.ridesafegeorgia.org or call 678-413-4281.
The Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers - those 50 years of age and older meeting, Stacey Dopico speaking, Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, Student Warehouse, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-483-6905, Betty Alexander.
Dave Ramsey Classes
The Father's House hosts Dave Ramsey classes, 13-week program, 1303 Parker Road, Suite A, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-316-5043, Ron Blomberg or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Association Summer Series 2009 presents the Llajtasuyo - folk and traditional music from the Andes, on the Square in Covington, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Point Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring the Hayes Family, off of Highway 36, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-9522.
The Ole Country Church hosts Christian concert featuring The Hayes Family, 2649 Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for ages 4 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.
Whites Chapel United Methodist Church hosts scholarship drive for college students, 2020 Whites Chapel Road, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-0227.
Shiloh United Methodist Church centennial homecoming celebration - 160th anniversary, the Rev. Terry Tippens speaking, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, 11 a.m., covered dish luncheon following service. Info: 770-787-1087.
Financial Peace Classes
Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosts Financial Peace Classes, 13-week program, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, 5 p.m. Info: 770-488-8608, Paco Candal or e-mail: email@example.com.
Divorce Care Seminar
Eastridge Community Church hosts Divorce Care Seminar, 13 week course, 7 to 9 p.m., 863 Highway 142 East, Covington. Info: 770-786-2048.
Canaan Baptist Church revival, Aug. 17 to 20, Dr. Tom Sexton speaking, 7:30 p.m. nightly, 5581 Salem Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-8885.
South Rockdale Civic Association
The South Rockdale Civic Association meeting, Glenn Sears, executive director of CREDC, speaking, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Union Church Road, corner of Ga. Highway 138 and Union Church Road, refreshments served at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Class of 1960
The Newton County Class of 1960 meeting, Smiley's Restaurant, Porterdale, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt.
Music Under the Stars
The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Music Under the Stars," featuring Hannah Thomas Band, country music, Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers, cost: $10 for a lawn seat, $20 for a table seat and $135 for a table for eight, bring your own food and drinks, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.
American Legion Post 77 hosts a benefit concert featuring "The Shining" and a huge raffle in honor of Timothy Clements, proceeds benefit the Clements family, donations accepted, 674 Legion Road, Conyers, 2 p.m. Info: 404-925-4917.
Nutcracker Auditions, for children ages 5 to 6 years of age from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and children 7 years of age and up from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mainstream Children's Dance Studio, on the Square in Covington, 4X6 photograph required, no dance experience required. Info: 770-786-8188 or visit www.newtoncounty.org.
School Supply Drive
The Good News Notebook hosts school supply and Military collection drive, 1543 Highway 138, Suite G, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 678-596-7936.
Financial Peace Classes
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church hosts Financial Peace Classes, 13-week program, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 6 p.m. Info: register at daveramsey.com or 770-786-7414.
Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale hosts free parenting classes - to help with parenting skills, dinner and childcare provided at no cost. Info: 770-483-7333, to register, Diane Howington.
Soil and Water Conservation
The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, at the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, Conference Room, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.
Back to School Rally
Social Circle Theater hosts 2009 Back to School Youth Rally - praise and worship, games and prizes, Bryan Hoover, Covington Christian Youth Band, Moving Forward Dance Company and the Social Circle Theater Well Diggers performing, Phillip Johnson speaking, free food and admission, Social Circle Theater, 5 p.m. Info: visit www.socialcircletheater.com.
Newton Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring "The Diplomats," 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.
City of 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.
Sims Chapel Baptist Church hosts yard sale/fundraiser - food items, new and used items, household items and more, tables are available for $10 each, all proceeds benefit the building fund, 61 Sims Chapel Church Road, Covington, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 678-777-5730, Deborah or 404-702-5740, Allison.
Newton Landfill Closed
Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
The 19th annual Covington Mill Reunion, barbecue, and stew served, bring desserts and lawn chairs, Trinity Methodist Church, 6154 Collins St., Covington, 12:30. Info: 770-786-5125.
Canaan Baptist Church celebrates 50th church anniversary, 5581 Salem Road Covington. Info: 770-786-8885.
Car Seat Safety
Car Seat Safety class - taught by certified national child passenger safety instructors, free, noon until 2 p.m., Newton Medical Center. Info: 770-385-4355 to register.
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.