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Community Calendar - 2/5/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Feb. 5

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

Baby Story Time

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library's reading program, Baby Story Time, newborn to 18 months old, also on Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Royal Cathedral of Praise

Royal Cathedral of Praise Missionary Convention, Feb. 5 to 8, 993 O'Kelly St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-922-0449.

PIR Square Dance Club

PIR Square Dance Club, 10 week square dance lessons, Salem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Salem Road, Covington, 7:00 p.m. Info: 770-388-7285, Gail or 770-851-4481, Pam.

Anime Club

The Anime Club, story room of the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

HHS Theater

Heritage High School Theater department presents "Once On This Island," Feb. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, HHS Theater, $10 for adults, $5 for students, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-761-9073.

Feb. 6

Spring Track and Field

Deadline to register for spring track and field, Johnson Parks and Recreation, registration $76. Info: 678-625-7486 or 770-785-5922, Coach Robert Jenkins.

'Art'

Conyers Arts Council presents "Art," directed by Ronn Smith, Feb. 6 and 7, $20 per person, Center Street Arts, 910 Center St., 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

Girls Softball

Rockdale Girls Softball deadline for 18U league for Spring 2009, players and coaches must be ages 16 to 18, Info: 770-929-1604 for RGSA or 770-842-6647 for Robin Berry.

Family Violence Task Force

The Rockdale County Task Force Against Family Violence, Maya Gupta speaking, Rockdale County Courthouse, Jury Pool Room, 1 p.m. Info: 770-929-4020 or e-mail: nancybills@rockdalecounty.org.

Library Closed

The Nancy Guinn Library will be closed on Feb. 6 for construction, the library will reopen on Feb. 7. Info: 770-388-5041.

Feb. 7

Valentine Dance

Rockdale Cares Valentine Dance, Maxell building, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 6 to 7:30 p.m., free, reservations are required. Info: 770-922-7272.

Spring 2009 Baseball

Tryouts for the Spring 2009 Rockdale Youth Baseball Association, ages 5 to 15 years old, additional information available at 1249 South Main St., or at www.ryba.org.

Open House

The Montessori School of Covington open house, 4108 Summers St., Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-788-7779 or www.montessori-covington.org.

Friends of Porterdale

Friends of Porterdale monthly meeting, Tattersalls at the Mill in Porterdale, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Kid's Building Project

The Friends of the Stanton Memorial Library hosts a free Kid's Building Project, all materials provided, space is limited. Info: 770-464-2444.

Domestic Violence Seminar

Domestic violence seminar with speakers from the Rockdale County Domestic Violence Task Force, 993 O'Kelly St., Conyers, 1 p.m., Info: 770-922-0449.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Bluegrass Gospel featuring The Watkins Family and The Rays Bluegrass Family, Newborn School, Newborn, $5 per person, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.

Olde Jail Museum

The Olde Jail Museum hosting tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by the Rockdale County Historical Society. Info: 770-602-2606.

Feb. 8

2009 Heart Truth

Antioch AME Martha Cummings Health Unit hosts "The Hearth Truth: Go Red Fashion Event," fashion show and information on heart disease, Antioch AME, 1790 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, tickets: $10, begins at 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-480-0933 or www.antioch-ame.org.

Bowling League

The Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Department host family bowling night, Sundays through March 1, AMC Lanes, 885 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, $8 per night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

'Art'

Conyers Arts Council presents "Art," directed by Ronn Smith, $20 per person, discount tickets available to seniors and students, Center Street Arts, 910 Center St., 3 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

Youth Spaghetti Luncheon

Jersey Community Church youth group hosts spaghetti luncheon to help raise money for summer youth camp, noon, Jersey Community Center. Cost is $5 each for adults and children over age 5 or $4 for family of four or more, $2 for children under age 5. Info: 678-858-3526, Wade Jones.

Genealogy Society

Rockdale County Genealogy Society, 3 p.m., Probate Court Judge Lillis Brown to discuss wills, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers. Info: 770-483-5127, Dee Davis, or 770-761-8616, John Brown.

Financial Aid

Rockdale County Public Schools hosts financial aid seminar, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m., Salem High School, Spanish interpreters and H&R Block representatives will be available, chance to win $500 scholarship. Info: 770-860-4226 or www.collegegoalsundayga.com.

The Laura Coyle Quintet

The Laura Coyle Quintet, featuring Marcus Printup, 5 p.m., the Conyers Jazz Hall. Info: http://danielturnerbuilders.com/LauraCoyle.htm

A Sunday Evening to Remember

Deadline to register for "A Sunday Evening to Remember," on Feb. 15 hosted by Melvin and Sharon Milon, along with Global Dominion Ministries, Crusade Dominion Cafe, 1605 Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers, $21 per person, 5 p.m., Info: 770-761-9557 or crusadedominionchurch@yahoo.com.

Feb. 9

Heart Healthy Luncheon

Deadline to register for Rockdale Medical Center's Heart Healthy Luncheon on Feb. 13, Dr. Michael Cecil and Wendy Pippin speaking, Rockdale 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, cost: $20 per person, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-918-3876, to pay by credit card.

Covington Airport

The Covington Airport Advisory Committee quarterly meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, 2194 Emory St., 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 10

Jazz Band

Epiphany Lutheran Church hosts concert featuring The Newberry College Jazz Big Band, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: heather.warren@newberry.edu.

Altered Book Craft

Alter a damaged book using recycled materials, the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., 6:30 p.m. Registration required, Info: 770-385-6444.

Feb. 11

Women's Revival

The Bald Rock Baptist Church Women's Day Revival, Feb. 11 to 13, Minister Sherrie Shy, Minister Yvonne Owens and Pastor Annette Nash speaking, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-929-3421.

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking class, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 6 to 8 p.m., cost is $25, advance registration required. Info: 770-922-4633, Susan.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Crosspoint Christian Church hosts the Dave Ramsey classes, a 13-week program, 4550 Ga. Highway 20 S., Conyers, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887, Brice Hope or briceh@xpt.cc.

Housing Authority

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

Feb. 12

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education monthly work session, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

Feb. 14

Valentine's Fellowship

The Bald Rock Baptist Church Pastoral Care Ministry hosts a family Valentine's fellowship with food, dance and more, C.E. Steele Community Center, Conyers, donations of $10 for adults and children 10 and older, and $5 for children under 5, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Special Singing

East Lithonia Baptist Church hosts special singing featuring Georgia, 2219 Jacksonville St., Lithonia, 7 p.m. Info: 770-314-5331.

Clothing Giveaway

The City of Refuge Christian Church of Covington hosts third annual clothing giveaway, 2185 Washington St., noon to 3 p.m. Info: 404-933-9970.

Feb. 15

Fellowship of Love Day

The Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship hosts the Fellowship of Love Day with Rev. Willie Davis, Medical Alliance Building, 1775-A Access Road, Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-787-3305.

Concert

The Ole Country Church hosts concert featuring Enlisted, 2649 Ga. Highway 155 N., McDonough, nursery provided for ages 6 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Feb. 16

Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities or low income, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tech-Able, Assistive Technology Resource Center. Please call to register and for pre-screening, 770-922-6768.

Teen Driving

Safe Teen Georgia hosts teen driving classes, Feb. 16 through 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rockdale County Fire Department, 1164 Scott St., Info: 770-973-7233 or visit www.safeamerica.org.

Feb. 17

Sign Language

Johnson Park hosts a sign language class, Tuesdays Feb. 17 through March 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Johnson Park, $65. Info: 770-918-6306.

Altered Book Craft

Alter a damaged book using recycled materials, the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., 6:30 p.m. Registration required, Info: 770-385-6444.

Feb. 18

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society hosts "Because of You, We Care Luncheon," noon to 1:30 p.m., McIntosh Commercial Bank, Covington, cancer and workplace solutions, along with employee wellness and Relay for Life, will be discussed. RSVP by Feb. 11. Info: 706-549-4893 or amorrow@cancer.org.

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking class, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 6 to 8 p.m., cost is $25, advance registration required. Info: 770-922-4633, Susan.

Feb. 19

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

Feb. 20

Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities or low income, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tech-Able, Assistive Technology Resource Center. Please call to register and for pre-screening, 770-922-6768.

Feb. 21

Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities or low income, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tech-Able, Assistive Technology Resource Center. Please call to register and for pre-screening, 770-922-6768.

Gospel Singing

Gaithers United Methodist Church hosts gospel singing featuring Halls of Glory Renewed and the Steve Biggers Band, 1375 Newton Factory Bridge Road, Covington, 7 p.m.

Feb. 22

Youth Choir Anniversary

The Youth Ministry of the Good Hope Baptist Church, Annual Youth Choir's Anniversary, 3 p.m., Good Hope Baptist Church, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington. Info: 770-787-4928.

Black History Month

Black History Month service, Macedonia Baptist Church, 4 p.m., 1052 Barton St., Conyers.

Feb. 24

Rockdale County Soil

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Feb. 25

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking class, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 6 to 8 p.m., cost is $25, advance registration required. Info: 770-922-4633, Susan.

Feb. 27

Pancake Supper

The Oxford Lions Club hosts annual pancake supper, Palmer Stone Elementary School, 1110 N. Emory St., Oxford, $5 for adults and $3 for children, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-4896.

Feb. 26

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

Feb. 28

Step and Dance Competition

Jayann Youth Network and Girls To Women sponsoring 2nd annual step and dance competition, Newton High School, 1 p.m. Info: 404-797-0624 or e-mail g2w@bellsouth.net.

Seasonal Craft Program

Newton County Library hosts a seasonal craft project, for all ages, in the Story Room at Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

March 4

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking class, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 6 to 8 p.m., cost is $25, advance registration required. Info: 770-922-4633, Susan.

March 5

Celebrate Life Banquet

Refuge Pregnancy Center hosts annual Celebrate Life Banquet, tickets are $12.50 or $100 for a table of 8, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-5939.

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

March 6

American Musical Journey

The Newton County Arts Association presents Dallas Brass - American Musical Journey, 7 p.m., Porter Hall Auditorium, Newton High School, tickets: $20 Adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 students. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

March 11

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking class, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 6 to 8 p.m., cost is $25, advance registration required. Info: 770-922-4633, Susan.

March 19

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

March 17

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Olde Town Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

March 21

Resource Fair

The Newton/Rockdale Resource Fair for families of children with disabilities birth through adult, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 26

An Evening of Learning

Rockdale County Public Schools hosts an evening of learning for parents, faculty and the community, session 1 begins at 4:45 p.m., session 2 begins at 7 p.m., Conyers Middle School. Info: https://pdx.rockdale.k12.ga.us.

March 28

March for Babies

March of Dimes' March for Babies, Olde Town Pavilion, Conyers, registration starts at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Info: 678-546-0023, Stephanie Moraille or Smoraille@marchofdimes.com.

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.