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Community Calendar - 08/25/09

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.

Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party of Rockdale County meeting, Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, Banquet Room, Conyers, 7:30 p.m., come earlier to eat. Guest speaker: Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt. Info: 770-760-1776.

Aug. 26

Revival

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.

Dedication Ceremony

The Newton County School System hosts a dedication ceremony for Live Oak Elementary School, a reception and tour to follow, 500 Kirkland Road, Covington, 7 p.m.

Aug. 28

Homecoming

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.

Learning Center Luau

The Learning Center host luau and auction - AirTran tickets, a stay at The Mansion on Forsyth in Savannah and more, benefiting literacy preparation programs for children birth to age 5, held at the Porterdale Mill Lofts, tickets: $45 per person or $90 per couple, begins at 7 p.m. Info: 404-314-2615, Mollie Melvin or visit www.leapintobooks.org.

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.

Homecoming

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.

Open House

Open House for Homer Sharp Stadium's new Field House, purchase a brick paver and have your name etched into it, proceeds benefit the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence and Newton County's Three High School Athletic programs, Homer Sharp Stadium, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

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. 4

Special Concert

The Ole Country Church hosts special concert featuring Young Harmony, 2649 Highway 155, McDonough, 7 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

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

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.

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. 17

'Sweeney Todd'

The Henry Players presents 'Sweeney Todd,' Sept. 17 to 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m., The Henry County Performing Arts Center, McDonough. Info: www.henryplayer.com.

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.

Tour of Homes

The Historic Preservation Society of Social Circle hosts annual fall Tour of Homes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tickets can be purchased at Gunter Hall, ticket cost: $18 day of tour, $16 advanced sale, $15 for groups of 10 or more. Info: visit: www.historicsocialcircle.com.

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.