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Community Calendar - 02/11/2009

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.

Christian Writers

Best-selling author Cecil Murphey will lead a conference for local pastors and church leaders hosted by The East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers group, DeKalb Technical College's Newton Center in Covington, registration $49 per initial attendee, $44 for additional attendees, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: 404-444-7514 or visit www.emacw.org.

Christian Singles

The Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles Group is hosting a fun and games night, drinks and snacks welcome, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St. in Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236 or e-mail rnchristiansingles@comcast.net.

Town Hall Meeting

The Rockdale Legislative delegation hosts Town Hall meeting, Randal Mangham speaking, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 7 p.m. Info: 404-656-0127 or e-mail: repmangham@gmail.com.

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education Finance Committee meeting, Central Office Complex, 954 N. Main St., Room 44, 5 p.m.

Chili Supper

The Covington Lions 8th Annual Chili Supper, tickets $5, desert $.50, Academy Springs Park, Conyers Street, Covington, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-860-1414, Earl Stallworth or visit www.covingtonlions.org.

Black History Month Movie

The Newton County Library hosts Black History Month movies featuring the history of blacks in the United States, also on Feb. 17 and 23, Library Meeting Room, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 4 p.m. Info: 770-385-6435.

Prime Timers

Prime Timers hosts seminar "Getting Your House in Order and Durable Power of Health," the Student Warehouse, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-788-7001.

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.

Used Book Sale

Used book sale, Nancy Guinn Library, 1329 Portman Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Bible Study

Highland Baptist Church hosts a Bible study, "Understanding the Will of God in Your Life," taught by Frank Daws, also Feb. 16 to 18, Highland Baptist Church, 1381 Irwin Bridge Road in Conyers, 6 p.m.

The Ronnie Branham Singers

The Covington Church of God hosts concert with The Ronnie Branham Singers, 5158 Newton Drive, Covington, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Info: 770-787-9826.

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.

Practical Pruning

Deadline to register for Practical Pruning class offered by the Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, participants will learn techniques and timing for pruning landscape plants, Lobby A of the Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road in Conyers, $6 per person, Info: 770-785-5952.

Conyers Kennel Club

Conyers Kennel Club meeting, IHOP, Conyers, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. meeting, club will resume normal meeting schedule in March, meeting the second Monday of every month. Info: 770-982-3584, Sandra McCurry.

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.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for XYZ Organization lunch meeting on Feb. 26, Ben Mance presenting program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

Rockdale Girls Softball

The Rockdale Girls Softball 2009 season registration has been extended through Feb. 20, girls aged 3 to 18, Info: 770-929-1604 or visit rockdalegirlssoftball.org.

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.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry presents a night of bluegrass, featuring Lizzy Long, The Larios Brothers and The Rays, Newborn School, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973 or visit newbornopry.com.

Arbor Day Celebration

An Arbor Day celebration will be held at George Street Park, Oxford, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-784-8428 or e-mail emullen@emory.edu.

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. 23

Lunch-N-Learn

The Newton County Extension Office hosts lunch and learn, "Nuisance Wildlife Control," 1113 Usher St., Suite 202, Covington, noon, bring a sack lunch and drink. Info: 770-784-2010.

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.

RMC Blood Drive

Rockdale Medical Center is hosting a community blood drive, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classroom, Conyers, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Info: enter the sponsor code "rockmed" at www.givelife.org.

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.

Celebrating Lent

Red Oak United Methodist Church hosts the Imposing of the Ashes to celebrate the beginning of lent, 15105 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-784-6587.

Newton-Rockdale ABWA

The Newton-Rockdale Chapter of American Business Women's Association meeting, Holiday Inn Express, 1302 Green Street, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: 404-444-5817 or e-mail tholley@tradebank.com.

Feb. 26

Christian Singles

The Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles Group hosts its dinner group, Jim 'N Nick's BBQ, 2275 Ga. Highway 20 in Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-785-4453.

Pond Management

The Newton County Extension Office hosts a pond management class, learn about stocking, feeding, weed control and more, Newton County Library, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-784-2010.

'The American Clock'

The Newton County Arts Association presents "The American Clock," Feb. 26, 27 and 28, Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Building, 8 p.m., tickets $5. Info: e-mail: clemons@emory.edu with the night, number of tickets and any special requests.

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education public hearing, opportunity to share comments concerning the development of the school system budget for fiscal year 2010, Central Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 6:45 p.m.

XYZ Organization

The XYZ Organization, lunch meeting, Ben Mance presenting program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

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.

Movies That Matter

Conyers First United Methodist Church, Movies That Matter, showing "Fireproof," 921 N. Main St., kids movie offered and childcare provided by making reservations, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236.

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.

'Behind the Mask'

Good Hope Baptist Church will present the play "Behind the Mask," by Anna Kay P. Murray, Good Hope Baptist Church, public is invited, 4 p.m. Info: 770-787-4928.

Free Throw Contest

The Knights of Columbus Council hosts annual Free Throw Contest. Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited, J.P. Carr Gym, 986 Hardin St. in Conyers, Sign-ups begin at 9:30 a.m. Info: 678-553-3278 or 770-330-1281 or e-mail joeharding@bellsouth.net.

March 1

'The Shirley's'

The Community Church of Praise hosts a gospel night featuring "The Shirley's," 10 Birds Crossing, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-787-4311 or e-mail lewallss@airproductshc.com.

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 7

MEGA Sports Camp

Conyers Church of God hosts MEGA Sports Camp for children, ages 5 through 12, Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers, 9 a.m. to noon, $15, Info: 678-614-1942 or visit www.ccogignite.multiply.com.

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.

Citizens Sheriff's Academy Class

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is taking applications for its Citizens Sheriff's Academy Class, Sheriff's Office, 911 Chambers Drive, Conyers, Tuesdays, March 17 through May 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Info: 770-918-6726.

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.

March 31

RREA Scholarship

Application deadline for the Henry Gibbs RREA scholarship sponsored by The Rockdale Retired Educators Association. Info: 770-483-6761, Joanna Farmer or by mail at 3812 Rosemary Lane, Conyers, GA 30013.

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.