Community Calendar - 2/24/09

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.

Pancake Supper

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal, host pancake supper, 4140 Clark St., Covington, $5 for adults, $3 for children, or $15 for families, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-3278.

Retired Educators

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

Parent Support Group

R.A.F.T.E.R. Parent Support Group for parents/caretakers of children with behavioral and emotional issues, KidsNet office, 2186 Elm St., Covington, light dinner at 5:30 p.m., meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., child care provided. Info: 770-784-2486.

Pre-K Program

Peachtree Academy hosting registration for Pre-Kindergarten programs, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-860-8900 ext. 11.

Feb. 25


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.

Writing Workshop

Georgia Perimeter College hosts writing workshop, "Writing Made Easy," GPC, Newton Campus, Room 1280, 2 to 3 p.m., free, seating is limited. Info: e-mail: deborah.byrd@gpc.edu.


The Col. John McIntosh National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter meeting, winners of the American history essay contest speaking, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-1766.

Ash Wednesday

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church of Covington hosts Ash Wednesday service, meeting at Total Childcare Experience, 24 Lovers Lane Road, Covington, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-7691.

Newton Board of Commissioners

Newton County BOC, special called meeting, Newton County Historic Courthouse, Commission Boardroom, 5:45 p.m.

Feb. 26

Black History Month

DeKalb Technical College's Student Affairs Departments hosts "Celebrate As We Educate , Moments in Black History," Covington Campus Auditorium, 16200 Alcovy Road, Covington, reception at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Info: 404-297-9522, ext. 1291.

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.

Board of Education

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

Bible Classes

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church hosts Bible information classes, a 12-week program, Thursdays, 5510 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Info: 770-385-7691, Vicar Aaron West or e-mail: vicar@abidinggrace.com.

XYZ Organization

The XYZ Organization, lunch meeting, Elvis tribute artist Ben Mance presents 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.

Nancy Guinn Library

The Nancy Guinn Library holding an after-hours event - African-American Read-In, stories, activities and snacks, 864 Green St., 7 p.m.

Newton County Library

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

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.

Rockdale Democratic Party

The Rockdale County Democratic Party members meeting, Rep. Pam Stephenson (District 92) speaking, Johnson Park Recreation Center, continental breakfast served, 9 a.m. Info: e-mail: alsobrookc@netzero.com

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 2

Dr. Seuss Day

The Nancy Guinn Library celebrating Dr. Seuss Day, storytime at 10:30 a.m., crafts, balloons and more throughout the day, 864 Green St., Conyers.

Rockdale Homeowners

The Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners and Civic Associations, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 6 p.m.

March 3

Peek's Chapel Showcase Day

Peek's Chapel Elementary holds a PCE Showcase Day, showcasing performing arts, physical education, and more, Peek's Chapel Elementary, 2800 Avalon Parkway, Conyers, 8 to 10 a.m. Info: 770-761-1842 ext. 130.

League of Women Voters

Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters meeting, Sheriff Jeff Wigington and Sheriff Ezell Brown speaking, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-615-7598.

March 4


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.

Jail Museum Tours

The Rockdale County Historical Society sponsors tours of the Olde Jail Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-929-4270 or e-mail harriett.gattis@conyersga.com.

March 8

Women's Day

Bentley Hill United Methodist Church celebrating annual Women's Day, "Christian Women Working Through God For Change," 584 Bentley Hill Road, Stockbridge, 11 a.m. Info: 770-957-6140.

March 9

Newton Board of Elections

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

March 11


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

March 13

Special Speaker

CrossPoint Christian Church hosts Ben Alexander, author of "Out of Darkness," 4550 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887 or www.espministries.com.

March 14

Free Concert

East Lithonia Baptist Church hosts free concert featuring Crystal River, 2219 Jacksonville Road, Lithonia, 7 p.m. Info: 770-314-5331.

March 15

Fellowship of Love Day

Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship hosts Fellowship of Love Day, Medical Alliance Building, 1775-A Access Road, Covington. Info: 770-787-3305.

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 19

Board of Assessors

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

Remembering Lewis Grizzard

The Rotary Clubs of Covington and Social Circle host "Remembering Lewis Grizzard - In His Own Words," special performance by Bill Oberst Jr., proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and local Rotary projects, Social Circle Theater, Social Circle, 2 to 4 p.m., tickets: $19.99 per person and can be purchased at Pinnacle Bank, The Covington News or the Rockdale Citizen, or by mail: Remembering Lewis Grizzard, P.O. Box 164, Social Circle, GA 30025.

March 20

Fashion Show

Rock the Runway Fashion Show, benefits Rockdale County High School's prom, RCHS Theater, 6:30 p.m. Info: 678-431-9292.

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.

Defensive Driving Class

AARP sponsors a defensive driving class, AARP members pay $12, non-members pay $14, Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965 or e-mail jane30281@yahoo.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.