Community Calendar - 08/22/09

Aug. 21

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.

Ladies Conference

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.

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.

"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.

Vaccine Clinic

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.

Mock Pageant

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.

Gospel Concert

Gospel Concert featuring Common Garments, The Diplomats and Archie Watkins, Rufus Adams Auditorium, Jackson, 7 p.m., love offering will be taken.

Nelson Height Community

Board of Directors for the Nelson Height Community Services Incorporated meeting, Newton County Historic Courthouse, Commissioner's Office, 11 a.m.

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.


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.

Aug. 24


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.

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.

Retired Educators

Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, Always Banquet and Convention Center, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

Aug. 26


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.

Aug. 27

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.

Aug. 28


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.

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.

Wildlife Festival

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.

Piano/Organ Concert

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.

Annual Music

The Pastoral Care Ministry at Bald Rock Baptist Church hosts annual musical "Praises in Song," - Minister Joe Wheeler, Gospel Gents and others, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Yard Sale

Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church hosts mega yard sale fundraiser, located at the Old Wal-Mart, 2177 Elm St., Covington, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Assembly Day

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: randymassey@jun.com.


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.

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. 2

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.

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.

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.

Sept. 6

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.

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. 8

Social Circle Fair

Social Circle Fair - Sept. 8 to Sept. 11 opens at 6 p.m. and Sept. 12 opens at 3 p.m., special entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. each night, McNair Amusement rides, helicopter rides and much more, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Social Circle, located behind Social Circle High School, off of West Hightower Trail on Alcova Road.

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

Sept. 9

Newton Chapter NSDAR

The Sergeant Newton Chapter NSDAR meeting, 8236 Fairway Drive, Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-5009.

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.

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.

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.