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Community Calendar - 07/05/09

July 5

Community Bike Ride

Covington Community Bike Ride - four miles through downtown Covington, meet at the Newton County Historic Courthouse, 3 p.m., helmets are required for all riders, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 770-786-7510.

July 6

NAACP

The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP meeting, Eric Brown of 100 Black Men of America speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189 or visit www.rockdalenaacp.org.

July 7

Music Workshop

Music and Songwriting Workshop, for ages 10 to 18 years of age, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, 6 to 7 p.m. Info; 770-388-5040.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Victorious Life Church of God hosts 13-week program by Dave Ramsey, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., 1615 Old McDonough Highway, Conyers. Info: 770-602-0960 or e-mail: msims45@bellsouth.net.

Meeting Canceled

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting has been canceled. Info: 770-483-4411.

July 8

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Boomerang Express," for ages pre-K through high school, July 8-10, 5 to 8 p.m., hosted by Bread of Life Deliverance Ministries, at the Mercy Heart Outreach Center, 2826 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. Info: 770-929-3019.

Summer Shows

Newton County Library hosts Spectacular Summer Shows featuring the Piccadilly Puppets, 7116 Floyd St., Meeting Room, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Conyers Housing Authority

The Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.

July 10

Summer Series

The Arts Association Summer Series 2009 presents the Zydeco T band, Creole shouts, percussive rhythms and Zydeco dance, on the Square in Covington, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: operatogo@aol.com or mscovington@cityofcovington.org.

East Metro Women's Connection

Deadline to register for lunch and childcare for the East Metro Women's Connection "Fun in the Sun" luncheon on July 14, Janna MacDonald presenting program, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

July 12

Rockdale Genealogy Society

The Rockdale County Genealogy Society meets, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 3 p.m., Joy Fife guest speaking. Info: 770-483-5127.

Homecoming Celebration

The Ole Country Church homecoming celebration, The Heirborn Quartet performing, 2649 Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for those 6 years old and younger, begins at 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

July 13

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Crocodile Dock." for completed K4 to fifth grade, July 13 to 17, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., Greater Love Baptist Church, 5325 Ga. Highway 81 S., Covington. Info: 678-342-0015 or register at www.glbc-vbs.com.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp E.D.G.E. - Experience and Discover God Everywhere" for children in pre-K through fifth grade, July 13 to 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m., supper provided, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-7414.

Newton Board of Elections

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

July 14

Six Flags Trip

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to Six Flags, bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $45 per person. Info: 770-278-7249.0

July 15

*Class of 1960

The Newton County High School Class of 1960 gathering, Smiley's Restaurant, Porterdale, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-486-8272, Wayne Hunt.

July 16

Board of Assessors

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

SSEMC Annual Meeting

Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Meeting, Georgia International Horse Park, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Thrilling Thursdays

Nancy Guinn Library hosts Thrilling Thursdays Performances, Magician Ken Scott, 864 Green St., Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-388-5040.

July 17

Music Under the Stars

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Music Under the Stars," featuring SWATT Reggae Band, Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers, cost: $10 for a lawn seat, $20 for a table seat and $135 for a table for eight, bring your own food and drinks, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.

Christian Writers Conference

East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers conference, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dennis Hensley speaking, DeKalb Technical College's Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, cost: $175 for two days and $85 for one day. Info: www.emacw.org or 404-444-7514, Colleen Jackson.

Summer Showcase

Social Circle Theater and Arts Council presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Showcase," July 17 at 7 p.m. and July 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Social Circle Theater, 650 Ashley Drive, $3 for students and $5 for adults. Info: 770-464-2269.

Tent Revival

Trails for Christ Cowboy Church hosts a tent revival, July 17 at 7 p.m., July 18 at 6 p.m. and July 19 at 3 p.m., Evangelist Scott Davidson speaking, Midnight Praise and the Trails for Christ Band performing, located at the corner of Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142, Covington. Info: 770-385-3380 or 678-249-8601.

July 18

Festival

St. Paul AME Church hosts festival, food, live music and more, Stone Mountain Street, Covington, noon to 6 p.m. Info: 770-709-2838.

*Class of 1961

The Newton County High School Class of 1961 gathering, Neely's Restaurant, 11356 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood.

July 21

Development Authority

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting, City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Rock Eagle Camp

The Rock Eagle Environmental Program hosts Camp EcoAdventure, for first to fourth graders, July 21 to 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eatonton. Info: www.rockeagle4h.org or 770-484-2834, Kelly Scott.

July 22

Historical Society

The Rockdale County Historical Society will commemorate the anniversary of Garrard's Raid through Conyers during the Civil War, meet at the Conyers Depot, 10 a.m., the Rev. Jim Cabaniss speaking, free. Info: 770-602-2606.

July 24

Citizen Sheriff's Academy

Deadline to register for the Citizen Sheriff's Academy Class - 9-week program developed by Sheriff Jeff Wigington to promote a better understanding of the local law enforcement, Tuesdays Aug. 4 to Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m., applications can be picked up at 911 Chambers Drive or e-mail wanda.wypasek@rockdalecounty.org. Info: 770-278-8100.

July 27

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support group meeting, Newton Medical Center, Auditorium, 4181 Hospital Drive, 12:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-7820.

River Tubing

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to River Tubing in Helen, bus leaves from Johnson Park at 9 a.m., 1781 Ebenezer Road, $5. Info: 770-278-7249.

July 28

*Soil and Water Conservation

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

Aug. 1

Fall Softball

The Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation hosts Special Olympics Fall Softball - Masters Softball for those 13 years of age and older, practice from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Rookies Softball for those under 13 years of age and younger, practice from 10 to 11 a.m., Aug. 1 to Oct. 5, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, free. Info: 770-278-7249.

Aug. 3

Bowling Party

The Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation hosts bowling party and pizza, at AMC Lane, 885 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, $15, 6 p.m. Info: 770-278-7249.

Aug. 14

Summer Series

The Arts Association Summer Series 2009 presents the Llajtasuyo - folk and traditional music from the Andes, on the Square in Covington, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: operatogo@aol.com or mscovington@cityofcovington.org.

Aug. 18

South Rockdale Civic Association

The South Rockdale Civic Association meeting, Glenn Sears, executive director of CREDC, speaking, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Union Church Road, corner of Ga. Highway 138 and Union Church Road, refreshments served at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 22

Music Under the Stars

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Music Under the Stars," featuring Hannah Thomas Band, country music, Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers, cost: $10 for a lawn seat, $20 for a table seat and $135 for a table for eight, bring your own food and drinks, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.

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.