Community Calendar - 07/22/09

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.

Conyers Kids Auditions

Conyers Kids Auditions - acting, singing and movement classes, for ages six to 13 years old, Conyers Presbyterian Church, 911 Main St., Conyers, 5 p.m. Info: 404-875-4377 or e-mail: conyerskids@comcast.net.

Conyers Lunch Bunch

Conyers High School Lunch Bunch gathering, PaPa Jack's Seafood Grill, 427 Sigman Road, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309, Bill Byrd.

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.

Dance Recital

The Springfield Dance Ministry hosts a dance recital featuring Victory Dancers of Covington, Think Out of Tha Box of Decatur and many more, at Springfield Baptist Church, 837 Hillsboro St., Monticello, 3 p.m. Info: 706-468-2415

July 26


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.

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.


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.

Rockdale Retired Educators

The Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, Always Banquet and Convention Center, on Main Street in the Milstead Village, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

July 31

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.

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.

Yard Sale/Fundraiser

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.

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. 5


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.

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


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.

Benefit Concert

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.

Nutcracker Auditions

Nutcracker Auditions, for children ages 5 to 6 years of age from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and children 7 years of age and up from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mainstream Children's Dance Studio, on the Square in Covington, 4X6 photograph required, no dance experience required. Info: 770-786-8188 or visit www.newtoncounty.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.

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