Community Calendar - 08/11/09

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.


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.


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.


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. Certificates can be used toward car insurance discount. 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.

City of Conyers

A called Conyers City Council meeting to adopt the city's 2009-2010 millage rate, City Manager's office, 1184 Scott St., Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Housing Authority

Conyers Housing Authority meeting, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.

Blood Drive

Jersey Community Church hosts Red Cross Blood Drive, in honor of Callie Udell, Jersey Community Center, 133 Main St., Jersey, 2 to 7 p.m. Info: 678-462-2728.

Aug. 13

School of Theology

Christian Life School of Theology hosts seminar "Pearls of Wisdom from the Proverbs," Aug. 13 and 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 to 10:15 p.m., and Aug. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, sit ins are free or $160 for credit. Info: 770-784-9359 or 770-784-8189.

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.

Task Force Against Family Violence

Rockdale County Task Force Against Family Violence meeting, LaShandra Dupree speaking, Rockdale County Courthouse, Jury Pool Room, 1 p.m. Info: 770-278-7720 or e-mail: nancy.bills@rockdalecounty.org.

Aug. 15

Special Singing

Calvary Baptist Church hosts a special singing featuring Strait-Way Quartet, 315 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-241-0534, Durell.

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.


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.

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.

Yard and Bake Sale

Troup 544 hosts a yard sale and a bake sale, proceeds benefit Rockdale Food Bank, Flower Garden at Sims Elementary School and Project ReNeWal, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138, Stockbridge, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 404-790-9402, Heather Cox.

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.

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.

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


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.

Defensive Driving Class

Shiloh United Methodist Church hosts a defensive driving class, sponsored by AARP, 10 Almand Church Road, Covington, cost: $12 for members, $14 for non-members, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965, to register.

Sept. 13

Homecoming Event

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

Sept. 19

Harvest Jubilee

Smyrna Presbyterian Church hosts annual harvest jubilee, 2920 Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

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.