XYZ Organization of the First Baptist Church of Conyers gathering, a talent show will be the program, FBC, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, church gym, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.
A Healing Revival
Living Word Family Christian Center hosts A Healing Revival Aug. 21 and 22, at the Covington Lions Club Pavilion, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-602-1348.
Conyers Church of God hosts "LOV Explosion" - Ladies of Victory Conference, Pastor Joyce Thaxton speaking on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m., Pastor Michelle Davenport speaking on Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. and Pastor Cindy Hardy speaking at 2 p.m., 1825 Highway 138, Conyers. Info: visit www.conyerscog.org.
Library Closed for Training
The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library in Conyers will close at 3 p.m. for staff training.
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, 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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
"Walk A Mile In Her Shoes"
4Sarah - an outreach and intervention program for women and girls to stop sexual assault hosts "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" benefit, men to walk a mile in high heels, proceeds benefit 4Sarah, free registration, love offering accepted, walk from 4 to 6 p.m., concerts begin at 6 p.m. Victory Tabernacle Church, 1151 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers. Info: 404-312-6793 or www.4Sarah.net.
Rockdale Animal Care and Control Vaccine Clinic - rabies shots, parvo/distemper shots $10 each, micro chips $20 each, cash only, 1506 Rockbridge Road, Conyers, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 404-229-1118.
Mounds of Blessings - a Breast Cancer 3-day team host a Mock Pageant - vote for your favorite lady, dessert and drinks, ticket costs: $5 in advance, $8 at the door, Social Circle Theater, 7:30 p.m. Info: 678-863-6527, Abby Shane.
Community Fun Day
Unity Learning Network hosts community fun days Aug. 22 and 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., food, face painting, and more, free event, 5156 Cook St., Covington. Info: 678-658-7881.
Nutcracker Auditions with the Covington Regional Ballet, children ages 5 to 6 years of age audition from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and children ages 7 years of age and up audition from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mainstream Children's Dance Studio, on the Square, Covington. Info: visit www.newtcountyarts.org or 770-786-8188.
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.
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.
Living Waters Baptist Tabernacle homecoming celebration featuring Homeward Bound Ministries, 6592 Old Highway 138, Oxford, 11 a.m. Info: 770-775-4167 or 678-689-4994.
Millers Chapel Baptist Church homecoming celebration, 2285 Miller Chapel Road, Conyers, 11 a.m., dinner served at the park after service. Info: 404-374-6304, Brenda.
The Oxford Singing Children choir - for 4th to 7th graders and the Oxford Youth Singers - for 8th to 12th graders is holding auditions for the 2009-2010 Season, Aug. 24, 25 & 27. Info: visit www.newtoncountyarts.org or 770-786-8188.
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.
Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, Always Banquet and Convention Center, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.
Millers Chapel Baptist Church revival, Aug. 26 to 28, the Rev. W.H. Gaither speaking, 7:30 nightly, 2285 Miller Chapel Road, Conyers. Info: 404-374-6304, Brenda.
Conyers Lunch Bunch
Conyers High School Lunch Bunch luncheon, Glenn's Bar-B-Q, 1377 Old McDonough Highway, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309, Bill Byrd.
Christian Life Center homecoming celebration, Aug. 28 and 29, 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, 6 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-784-9359 or 770-784-8189.
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.
Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival, Aug. 29 and 30, free for kids 4 years of age and under, $5 for admission, free parking, Georgia International Horse Park. Info: 770-860-4190 or visit www.bighaynescreekwildlifefestival.com.
Mansfield United Methodist Church hosts piano/organ concert featuring Andrew Hayes, MUMC, 3031 Main St., Mansfield, nursery available for 2 years of age and under, $8 for dinner, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-5267, Mary Hays.
Newton Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring "The Diplomats," 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.
Jehovah's Witnesses hold annual Special Assembly Day, Robert Rains speaking, Conyers Assembly Hall, 125 Glen Road, Conyers, begins at 9:50 a.m. Info: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ebenezer Baptist Church homecoming celebration featuring The Lambdins, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, between Monroe and Social Circle, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4025 or 770-267-6482.
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.
Class of 1961
The Newton County High School Class of 1961 luncheon, Lou's Soda Shop, located behind the Blue Willow Inn, Social Circle, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood.
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.
Olde Jail Museum
The Rockdale County Historical Society hosts free tours of the Olde Jail Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.
Grand Old Opry Trip
Deadline to register for the Grand Old Opry Trip Oct. 8 to 11, visiting Graceland, Memphis and the Grand Old Opry, hosted by the Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles group, traveling via Burke Christian Tours. Info: 770-922-4236, Margaret Laskey.
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.
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.
Canaan Baptist Church celebrates 50th church anniversary, 5581 Salem Road Covington. Info: 770-786-8885.
Smyrna Presbyterian Church hosts annual harvest jubilee, 2920 Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.
Class of 1999
Salem High School Class of 1999 reunion, Club 908, Olde Town Conyers, tickets: $55 at the door, 7 p.m. Info: 770-388-5727, ext. 12 to register early.
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.
Class of 1989
The Rockdale County High School Class of 1989 20 year reunion - Oct. 16 Homecoming Football game at 6:30, look for alumni section and Oct. 17 Golf at Cherokee Run, family picnic at Pinelog Park Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your own picnic and Club 908 for classmates and spouses only, 7 p.m. to midnight, dress is casual, Olde Town Conyers, RSVP required. Info: e-mail: email@example.com, Mathea Payne Elliot.
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.