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.
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.
The Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers for those 50 years of age and older will meet at 10 a.m. with a special puppet program for all ages at 11 a.m., Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers. Info: 770-483-6905, Betty Alexander.
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting on July 16, 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Info: 770-483-8700.
The Samuel McLurkin Council #75 sponsoring a yard sale and fish fry, at the Friendship Lodge #20, 7150 Geiger St., Covington, 8 a.m. Info: 404-358-3383, Archie Shepherd.
The Church at Covington host huge yard sale - hundreds of items, car wash and hot dog sale, 11975 Highway 142, Oxford, proceeds benefit the youth department, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-7293.
Family and Friends Day
Macedonia Baptist Church hosts a family and friends day with the theme, 'Come Together in Unity,' - games, food, Rockdale Firefighters, EMS Services and much more, 1052 Barton St., Conyers. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle celebrates 14th anniversary, Pastor Larry D. Spurlock speaking, 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers, 4 p.m.
Class of 1960
The Newton County High School Class of 1960 gathering, Smiley's Restaurant, Porterdale, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt.
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.
Nancy Guinn Library hosts Thrilling Thursdays Performances, Magician Ken Scott, 864 Green St., Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-388-5040.
XYZ Organization meeting, Carol Brown speaking, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Elliott chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club presents 'The Philosophy of Astronomy,' CE Wildlife Center, 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, free, 5 p.m. Info: 678-516-1366, Ken Poshedly or e-mail: email@example.com.
Rockdale Animal Care and Control hosts a vaccine clinic, rabies shots - canine and feline, parvo, and feline distemper shots $10 each, micro chips $20 each, cash only, 1506 Rockbridge Road, Conyers. Info: 404-229-1118.
Walnut Grove United Methodist Church hosts third annual 5K Breakway Run/Walk, proceeds benefit mission programs, off of Ga. Highway 81, 7 a.m. Info: 770-786-4026 or register at www.active.com.
Canoe Rock Eagle Lake
Explore Rock Eagle by canoe, anyone eight years of age and older, Rock Eagle 4-H Center's Natural History Museum, $5 for adults, $3 for children, registration is required, canoe trip begins at 9:30 a.m. Info: 706-484-2834, Kelly Scott or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Heartland Hospice hosts a six week Bereavement Support Group, Thursdays, July 23 to Aug. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, Conyers. Info: 770-922-8767.
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 email@example.com. Info: 770-278-8100.
Defensive driving course sponsored by the AARP and held at Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $12 for AARP, $14 for non-members. Info: 770-922-7965.
Community Health Fair
'Taking Care of You' Community Health Fair, free health screenings for entire family - blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, vision, HIV, and more, hosted by Helping Hands Outreach and Healing in His Wings, 1733 Lake Rockaway Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-860-9545 or 404-509-5881.
Honey Creek Baptist Church's homecoming celebration, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 11 a.m.
Breast Cancer Support
Breast Cancer Support group meeting, Newton Medical Center, Auditorium, 4181 Hospital Drive, 12:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-7820.
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.
Honey Creek Baptist Church Revival, July 27 to 29, 7 p.m. nightly, the Rev. Earl Partain speaking, 1740 Honey Creed Road, Conyers.
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.
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.
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.
Sign Language Class
Sign Language Class, Thursdays, Aug. 6 to Sept. 10, taught by Cindy Peters and hosted by Rockdale County Recreation, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, cost: $65 per person - includes handouts and teaching materials. Info: 770-278-7249.
Level 1A Erosion and Sedimentation Control Recertification course, $70 for the course, Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St., registration begins at 8 a.m. Info: 770-784-2033 or 478-445-5766.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.