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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honey Creek Baptist Church's homecoming celebration, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 11 a.m.
Back to School Carnival
Caring Touch Ministries host back to school carnival, noon to 4 p.m., 1540 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Info: 404-259-1774.
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.
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.
Newton Open Houses
Newton County Schools' Open Houses are as follows: Elementary Schools 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Middle Schools, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Theme Schools (Fairview and Clements) 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and High Schools 4 to 6 p.m. Info: visit www.newtoncountyschools.org.
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.
Sims Chapel Baptist Church hosts yard sale/fundraiser - food items, new and used items, household items and more, tables are available for $10 each, 61 Sims Chapel Church Road, Covington, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 678-777-5730, Deborah or 404-702-5740, Allison.
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.
Double Spring Baptist Church revival, Aug. 5 to 7, 7:30 nightly, the Rev. George Levett speaking, 2705 North Hightower Trail, Conyers. Info: 770-922-5791.
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.
Community Church of Praise hosts gospel singing, 10 Birdcrossing Road, Suite D, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-4311.
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.
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.
American Legion Post 77 hosts a benefit concert featuring "The Shining" and a huge raffle in honor of Timothy Clements, proceeds benefit the Clements family, donations accepted, 674 Legion Road, Conyers, 2 p.m. Info: 404-925-4917.
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 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.