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Community Calendar - 08/07/09

Aug. 7

Recertification Course

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.

"Fill-the-Boot"

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.

Revival

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.

Book Sale

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.

Aug. 8

Gospel Singing

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.

Gospel Play

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

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: lifepromise@bellsouth.net.

Love and Hugs Tabernacle

Loves and Hugs Tabernacle hosts a chicken selling sponsored by the Women's Ministry of the church, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a Youth Rally, 6 p.m., 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers. Info: 770-860-9446, Angela or 404-326-6345, Debra.

Aug. 9

Revival

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.

Homecoming Service

Cornish Mountain Baptist Church homecoming celebration, Cornish Mt. Church Road, 10:30 a.m., dinner served after morning service. Info: 770-787-7644.

Homecoming Service

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.

Homecoming

Bald Rock Baptist Church annual homecoming service, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Genealogy Society

The Rockdale Genealogy Society meeting, Leroy Gardner presenting program, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-5127.

Aug. 10

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.

Revival

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.

Homeowners Forum

The Homeowners For Better Government forum with discussion on in-home daycares, JP Carr Community Center, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: donsuperior@bellsouth.net.

Preview Film

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.

Revival

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.

Revival

Bald Rock Baptist Church revival, Aug. 10 to 14, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Pastor Michael Benton speaking, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers. Info: 770-929-3421.

Aug. 11

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.

P.R.I.D.E. Class

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.

Driver Safety Program

AARP offers Driver Safety Program classes, Aug. 11 and Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Turner Lake Recreation Center, Covington, cost: $14. Info: 770-385-0019, Jim Hurt.

Aug. 12

Prime Timers

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: service1@mindspring.com.

Aug. 14

Summer Series

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: operatogo@aol.com or mscovington@cityofcovington.org.

Gospel Singing

High Point Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring the Hayes Family, off of Highway 36, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-9522.

Aug. 16

Christian Concert

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.

Scholarship Drive

Whites Chapel United Methodist Church hosts scholarship drive for college students, 2020 Whites Chapel Road, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-0227.

Homecoming Celebration

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: candal2@comcast.net.

Homecoming Celebration

Macedonia Baptist Church homecoming celebration, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 11 a.m., dinner served after service. Info: 770-922-2661.

Aug. 17

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.

Revival

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.

Aug. 18

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.

Aug. 19

Class of 1960

The Newton County Class of 1960 meeting, Smiley's Restaurant, Porterdale, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt.

Aug. 22

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.

Benefit Concert

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

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.

Astronomy Club

The Atlanta Astronomy Club presents 'Current Events in Astronomy & Space Exploration,' program, Fred Buls speaking, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, 513 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, 5 p.m. Info: 770-464-3777 or e-mail: director@ceastronomy.org.

Aug. 23

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.

Aug. 25

Parenting Classes

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.

Aug. 29

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.

Aug. 30

Gospel Singing

Newton Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring "The Diplomats," 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

Sept. 1

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.

Sept. 5

Yard Sale/Fundraiser

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.

Sept. 7

Newton Landfill Closed

Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Sept. 12

Reunion

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.

Sept. 13

Homecoming Event

Canaan Baptist Church celebrates 50th church anniversary, 5581 Salem Road Covington. Info: 770-786-8885.

Sept. 26

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 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.