Community Calendar - 08/29/09

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.


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.

Aug. 31

Covington/Conyers Choral Guild

The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild beginning rehearsals for the 2009-10 season, Aug. 31 to Dec. 7, The Rockdale Auditorium, off of Main St., Conyers, 6:15 to 6:55 p.m. for the first three weeks of rehearsals, regular schedule is 7 to 9:15 p.m. Info: visit www.choralguild.org or 770-761-0474.

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support group meeting, Newton Medical Center, The Women's Diagnostic Center, 4181 Hospital Drive, Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-7820.

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.

Rockdale Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration monthly meeting, Board of Elections Office, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, 8 a.m. Info: 770-278-7333. Open to the public.

Bereaved Parents

A support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, First Baptist Church, Ga. Highway 138 North, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-3925.

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.

Candidate Qualifying

Qualifying period for city of Conyers municipal elections, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott St. Info: 770-483-4411.

City Council

Conyers City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Sept. 3

Candidate Qualifying

Qualifying period for city of Conyers municipal elections, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott St. Info: 770-483-4411.

Board of Assessors

Board of Assessor meeting, BOA Conference room, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 10 a.m.

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.

Candidate Qualifying

Qualifying period for city of Conyers municipal elections, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott St. 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.

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.

East Metro Women's Connection

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon 'A Hair Raising Experience," Jane Orr and Krista Elayan speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., reservation requested, childcare available, 11:30 to 1 p.. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Singles Comedy Night

Deadline to sign up for Comedy Night featuring Lanny Moody, free dinner, childcare available, 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by the Single Ministry at Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers. Info: 770-922-2027.

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.

Singles Comedy Night

The Heritage Hills Baptist Church Singles hosts Comedy Night featuring comedian Lanny Moody, HHBC, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-922-2027.

Scout Recruitment Roundup

The Salem Service Unit Girl Scouts and Yellow River District Cub Scout Pack 410 hosts Scout Recruitment Roundup and family fun day, games, food, prizes and a giant slide, bring five canned goods and receive a free event ticket - benefits the Newton and Rockdale food pantries, Salem Campground, off of Salem Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sept. 13

Homecoming Event

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

Sept. 15

South Rockdale Civic Association

South Rockdale Civic Association meeting, School Board members Wales Barksdale and Jean Yonz speaking, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Union Church Road, refreshments at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-7292.

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.

Board of Assessors

Board of Assessor meeting, BOA Conference room, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 10 a.m.

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. 22

Poetry Reading

The East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers hosts a poetry reading, at DeKalb Technical College, Newton Campus, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. To enter submit two poems to EMACW, P.O. Box 2896, Covington,.GA 30015. No cost attend or participate or age limit. Info: 404-444-7514.

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.