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Community Calendar - 07/17/09

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.

Nancy Guinn Library closed

The Nancy Guinn Library will be closed on July 17 for necessary construction work.

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.

Astronomy Club

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: poshedly@bellsouth.net.

Vaccine Clinic

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.

Breakway Run/Walk

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: kellyjo@uga.edu.

Family Bible Week

Covington Church of Christ hosts Family Bible Week - "CSI: Covington" (Creation Science Investigation), July 19 to 24, classes for all ages, 9441 Covington Bypass Road, 7 p.m. nightly, except Sunday - services are 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Info: 770-787-1119.

Family Fun Day

UGA Cooperative Extension hosts family fun day - games, prizes, activities, peach pie baking contest and more, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-278-7373.

Republican Party

The Rockdale Republican Party meeting, with discussion on county's inhome day care ordinance Honey Creek Country Club, 635 Clubhouse Drive, Conyers, 9 a.m. Info: 404-376-4771, Kellie Pharr.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Boomerang Express," one day only, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for children three years old to adults, lunch provided, water slide and water games and more, Oasis Faith Baptist Church, 2504 Highway 278, Covington.

July 19

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp E.D.G.E., - Experience and Discover God Everywhere," July 19 to 23, for children pre-K to youth ages, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 2194 West Hightower Trial, Conyers. Info: 404-931-7377.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Truth Trek," July 19 to 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 Highway 278, Covington. Info: 770-786-6627.

Family Bible Week

Covington Church of Christ hosts Family Bible Week - CSI: Creation Science Investigation, July 19 to 24, classes for all ages, 9441 Bypass Road. Info: 770-787-1119.

July 20

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp E.D.G.E." July 20 to 23, for children K4 to fifth grade, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Newborn United Methodist Church, Church St., Newborn. Info: 770-786-3574.

Newton Library

The Newton Library hosts display of the River of Words Competition Winners for 2009 from July 20 to Aug. 1, 7116 Floyd St., Meeting Room, Covington. Info: 770-787-3231.

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.

History Hike

Rockdale County 4-H hosts Olde Town History Hike - hike around Conyers and learn why Conyers became a town, for upcoming fifth to twelfth graders, meet at the Pavilion at 9 a.m., cost: $2 per person, preregistration is required. Info: 770-278-7373.

July 23

Bereavement Support

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.

Board of Education

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

Scavenger Hunt

Rockdale County 4-H hosts cemetery scavenger hunt - explore historic cemetery in Olde Town and more, for upcoming fifth to twelfth graders, meet at the Pavilion at 9 a.m., cost: $2 per person, preregistration is required. Info: 770-278-7373.

East Side Scottish Rite

The East Side Scottish Rite Association meeting, Dr. Gary Leazer speaking, members fellowship at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., $9 per person, Pa-Pa's Restaurant, 1035 Sigman Road, Conyers. Info: 770-922-6591.

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.

Youth Explosion

New Life Family Christian Center host Pre-Back to School Youth Explosion - puppet ministry, music step dance, give-away, food and more, 1695 Flat Shoal Road, Conyers, free event, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: visit www.newlifefamilychristiancenter.org. or 678-342-9117 for transportation.

Movie and Popcorn Night

Rockdale County 4-H hosts movie and popcorn night, for upcoming fourth to seventh graders, 4-H Office, 1400 Parker Road, cost: $2 per person, preregistration required. Info: 770-278-7373.

July 25

Defensive Driving

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.

Back to School Event

New Life Family Christian Center and A.R. Gus Boys and Girls Club host Back to School Give-Away and Community Family and Fun Day - health screenings, give-away, moonwalk, games, food, and more, free event, 1015 O'Kelly St., Conyers, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Yard Bazaar

The City of Refuge Christian Church hosts mega outdoor yard bazaar - everything is free, clothing, household items and more, 2185 Washing St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 404-933-9970.

July 26

Homecoming

Honey Creek Baptist Church's homecoming celebration, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 11 a.m.

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.

Revival

Honey Creek Baptist Church Revival, July 27 to 29, 7 p.m. nightly, the Rev. Earl Partain speaking, 1740 Honey Creed Road, Conyers.

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.

Homeschool Forum

Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosts homeschool informational forum, located at the corner of Highway 212 and Smyrna Road, Conyers, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 678-642-6716, Tracee Wood.

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.

Soccer League Registration

The Covington Family YMCA hosts registration for Youth Recreational Soccer League for children ages 3 to 15 years old, now through Aug. 15, YMCA, 2410 Newton Drive, Covington. Info: 770-787-3908 or visit www.cvy.ymcaatlanta.org.

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. 6

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.

Aug. 7

Recertification Course

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.

Aug. 8

Gospel Singing

Community Church of Praise hosts gospel singing, 10 Birdcrossing Road, Suite D, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-4311.

Aug. 9

Revival

Newton Baptist Church, revival, 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 9 to 12, the Rev. Tony Howeth speaking, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, nursery and deaf interpretation provided. Info: 770-788-7868.

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.

Aug. 25

Parenting Classes

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale hosts free parenting classes - to help with parenting skills, dinner and childcare provided at no cost. Info: 770-483-7333, to register, Diane Howington.

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.