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Community Calendar - 1/23/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Jan. 23

Pizza and Movie Night

Rockdale Cares, pizza and movie night, Our Place, 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, $6 per person, 4:30 p.m.

Democratic Party

The Rockdale County Democratic Party, installation ceremony for the 2009 Executive Board of Directors, Johnson Park Recreation Center, off Ebenezer Road, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-922-5353, Michael Robinson.

Spring 2009 Baseball

Deadline to register online for the Spring 2009 Rockdale Youth Baseball Association for the 3 and 4 year old T-ball league, additional walk-in dates, times and costs available at 1249 South Main St., or at www.ryba.org.

Blood Drive

Newton Medical Center, community blood drive, 4181 Hospital Drive, Covington, noon to 6 p.m. Info: 888-795-2707 or www.lifesouth.org.

City of Conyers

The City of Conyers City Council annual planning retreat, Jan. 23 to 25, Chateau Elan, Braselton, Info: 770-483-4411.

Conyers Main Street

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board, called meeting, City Manager's office at the City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott Street, 9 a.m., the public is invited. Info: 770-483-4411.

Jan. 24

Class of 1961

The Newton County High School Class of 1961 meeting, Neely's Restaurant, 11356 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 4 p.m. Info: 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood.

RYSA

RYSA Spring 2009 Youth Outdoor Recreation for all recreational and soccer tot players, walk-up registration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., RYSA, Indoor Building , deadline to register online is Jan. 31. Info: www.rysa.net.

'Underdog'

The Friends of the Stanton Memorial Library will show movie, "Underdog," free, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-464-2444.

Girls Softball

Rockdale Girls Softball Association registration starting for the 2009 spring season, visit www.rockdalegirlssoftball.org for more information.

Special Singing

Honey Creek Baptist Church, special singing with Mark Stancil, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 678-588-5959, Judy Ware.

Jan. 25

Dave Ramsey Classes

Rockdale Baptist Church offering Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes, 13-week program, 1295 Smyrna Road, $96.25 per family, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-7628.

Church Anniversary

Pleasant CME Church 137th anniversary dinner, the Rev. William Gaither speaking, 1201 Pleasant Circle, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-388-9730.

Deacon Program

Macedonia Baptist Church hosts Deacon and Deaconess program, the Rev. R.H. Dyer speaking, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-2661.

Jan. 26

Book Chatters Book Club

The Newton County Library will host the Book Chatters Book Club with Miss Gabrielle, for children ages 9 through 12, Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Jan. 27

Rockdale Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite 109, conference room, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Rockdale Medical Center

RMC Finance and Audit Committee meeting, boardroom, 4:30 p.m. and RMC and Rockdale Hospital Authority joint board meeting, East Tower, 5:30 p.m., 1412 Milstead Ave.

Rockdale Retired Educators

The Rockdale Retired Educators Association, Always Banquet and Conventions Center, off of Milstead Road, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

Energy Seminar

Newton County Library and Newton Climate Action Coalition present "Kilowatt Ours - A Plan to Re-Energize America," in the library meeting room, 7 p.m. Info: Lois Upham, lnupham@earthlink.net, or Mark Hodges, markhodges4427@gmail.com.

Toddle Tales

The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, Toddle Tales, interactive program for parents and toddlers from 18 months through 2 years old, Story Room, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Jan. 28

New-Roc ABWA

Newton-Rockdale Chapter of American Business Women's Association, Holiday Inn Express, 1302 Green St., Conyers, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: 404-444-5817.

Newborn Library

The Newborn Library Service Outlet hosts Storytime, 4224 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, free, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1126.

AARP Taxaide

AARP Taxaide offering free tax help for taxpayers with low and middle income and those 60 years of age and older, Wednesdays through the end of tax season, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 1-888-AARP-NOW or www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Home School Story Time

The Newton County Library is presenting storytime, preschoolers through third grade, 11 a.m.

Jan. 29

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.

TOPS Open House

The Conyers TOPS No. 284, open house, Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Highway 138, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-1387.

Jan. 30

Diabetes Health Fair

Rockdale Medical Center hosts diabetes health fair, free health screenings from 9 to 11 a.m.., Mahlon L. Davidson, speaks at 11 a.m., 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classroom. Info: 770-918-3881.

AARP Taxaide

AARP Taxaide offering free tax help for taxpayers with low and middle income and those 60 years of age and older, Fridays through the end of tax season, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 1-888-AARP-NOW or www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Classic Movies

The Friends of the Stanton Memorial Library hosts a classic movies series for adults, "To Kill a Mockingbird," soup and sandwiches provided for those who make reservations, 6 p.m. Info: 770-464-2444.

'Art'

Conyers Arts Council presents "Art," directed by Ronn Smith, Jan. 30 and 31, $20 per person, Center Street Arts, 910 Center St., 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

Baby Talk

The Newton County Library, Baby Talk, activities and stories for 6-month-old to 18-month-old children, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Jan. 31

Ballet Auditions

The Covington Regional Ballet and the Arts Association in Newton County hosts ballet auditions for "Sleeping Beauty," children 5 years of age and up from 9:30 to 10 a.m., and ages 8 and up from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Performances dates are May 1 and May 3, Mainstream Dance on the Square, cost: $100. Info: 770-786-8188 or acoggin@newtoncountyarts.org for audition requirements.

Feb. 1

Ice Skating

Ice Skating at the Pavilion, Feb. 1 to 8, Olde Town, $6 for skating, $2 for skate rentals. Info: www.icedays.com or 770-602-2606.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Conyers Church of God hosts the Dave Ramsey classes, a 13-week program, 1825 Ga. Highway 138, 6 p.m. Info: 770-853-6979, Mark Hardgrove or revhardgrove@truevine.net.

'Art'

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

Feb. 2

Dave Ramsey Classes

Faith Tabernacle Church hosts the Dave Ramsey classes, a 13-week program, 631 Ralph Road, Conyers, 7:15 p.m. Info: 678-249-8877, Stephanie Barwick or e-mail: barwick411@bellsouth.net.

Feb. 3

New Rock Chapter of IAAP

Deadline to register for New Rock Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals seminar and dinner on Feb. 3, Judge Lillis Brown speaking on "Basic Estate Planning," Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., Classroom No. 2, dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., cost: $18,. Info: 770-918-3146, Lori Holbrook or lholbrook@rockdale.org.

Toddler Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's Reading program, Toddler Time, ages 18 months to 3 years old, also on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Pajama Party

Nancy Guinn Library hosts pajama party bedtime stories, for all ages, also on Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24, 864 Green St., Children's Department, 7 p.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Lunch-N-Learn

The Newton County Extension Office hosts a Lunch-N-Learn, "How to select bulls visually or using EPD," Bricton Farms, noon. Info: 770-784-2010.

Feb. 4

Preschool Story Time

Nancy Guinn Library's reading program, Preschool Time, ages 3 to 5 years old, also on Feb. 11 and Feb. 18, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Life Church hosts the Dave Ramsey classes, a 13-week program, 3130 Salem Road, Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-922-4949, Phyllis Welch or e-mail: pwelch@alphafiresecurity.com.

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 Street, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Feb. 9

Heart Healthy Luncheon

Deadline to register for Rockdale Medical Center's Heart Healthy Luncheon, 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. 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.

Feb. 19

Board of Assessors

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

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.