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Community Calendar - 1/30/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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.

Town Hall Meeting

Intergovernmental Town Hall Meeting, legislative update and question-and-answer session, sponsored by state Sen. Ronald Ramsey, Rockdale Career Academy, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, program begins at 9 a.m. Info: 404-463-2598.

Speech 101

Toast of Rockdale Toastmasters hosts Speech 101, a six-week class, St. Simon's Episcopal Church annex, next to Pine Log Park, cost: $50, noon. Info: 678-523-0378 or 678-923-8012 or gatoastmasters.org.

Medical Benefits

Macedonia Baptist Church hosts open house, "Are You In Need of Medical or Dental Benefits?" 2051 Henderson Mill Road, Covington, noon. Info: 678-777-5730.

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.

NAACP

The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting, State Sen. Ronald Ramsey speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189 or www.rockdalenaacp.org.

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.

Auditions

Auditions for "Children of Eden," Feb. 3 and Feb. 5, 15 years of age and under auditions times: 5 to 7 p.m., 15 years of age or older audition times: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Social Circle Theater. Info: 770-464-2269 or e-mail boxoffice@socialcircletheater.com.

Newton Rockdale Veterans

Newton Rockdale Veterans meeting, Jo Carter-Harbin speaking, Conyers First United Methodist Church, Maxwell Classroom, 921 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-9887.

Conyers Main Street

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.

Development Authority

The Development Authority of Rockdale County, 1186 Scott St., Conyers, 9 a.m. Info: 770-483-7049.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter registration monthly meeting, Board of Elections/ VR Office, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, Conyers, 8 a.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

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.

Scrapbooking

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

Dinner and Movie Night

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation hosts dinner and movie night, meeting at Carmike Cinema and then walking over to Applebee's, cost: $25, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.

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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.