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.
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
Cub Scout Pack 163 and Boy Scout Troop 163 hosts bicycle rodeo - courses to ride, basic bike mechanic course, and more, 8:30 am. to noon, open to all ages, free admission, Shiloh UMC, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, pancake breakfast fundraiser at 7:30 a.m. Info: 770-787-1087.
Benefit and Yard Sale
Blessed Hope Baptist Church hosts church benefit and yard sale, 2505 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m Info: 770-483-3659.
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.
Bethel Grove Baptist Church annual homecoming services, Pastor W.G. Tigner Sr. speaking at 11 a.m. and Pastor Tony Moseley speaking at 3 p.m., 10728 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, dinner served between services. Info: 770-786-6630.
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.
Bethel Grove Baptist Church Revival, July 27 to 31, 7:30 nightly, the Rev. Hubert Baker speaking, 10728 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-6630.
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.
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.
Driver Education Class
Safe America Foundation and Rockdale Community leaders hosts summer driver education for teens, July 28 to July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rockdale Fire Station 8, 1164 Scott St., Conyers. Info: 770-973-7233 or visit www.safeamerica.org.
Library Board of Trustees
The Conyers-Rockdale Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the county's Portman Drive complex in the former health department offices. Info: 770-388-5041.
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 New Depot Players' production of "Steel Magnolias," July 31 and Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., and Aug. 2 at 3 p.m., Center Street Arts Black Box Theatre, 910 Center St., Conyers, tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (55 years old and up) and $16 for students (with ID). Info: 770-922-3143.
Movies on Main
Conyers First United Methodist Church hosts Movies on Main featuring "Hook," 921 N. Main St., free, bring lawn chairs and blankets, show begins at dark. Info: 770-483-4236.
Newton Blood Drive
The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority will hold a blood drive at main office, 11325 Brown Bridge Rd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public is invited to participate. Info: 770-385-3917.
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.
Old Jail Museum
The Rockdale County Historical Society hosts tour of the Olde Jail Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.
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.
Library Book Sale
The Friends of Nancy Guinn Library will hold a sale of donated and used library books, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1329 Portman Drive. All proceeds go toward supporting library programs and operations. Info: 770-388-5041.
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.
Cornish Mountain Baptist Church homecoming celebration, Cornish Mt. Church Road, 10:30 a.m., dinner served after morning service. Info: 770-787-7644.
Newton County Board of Elections
The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.
Cornish Mountain Baptist Church Revival, Aug. 10 to 14, 7 p.m nightly, the Rev. Chris Yancy speaking, Cornish Mt. Church Road, Info: 770-787-7644.
The Homeowners For Better Government forum with discussion on in-home daycares, JP Carr Community Center, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: email@example.com.
Adult Computer Class
Newton County Library System hosts adult computer classes Aug. 12 to Sept. 2, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, free, space is limited, class times are 9:30 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-6435.
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.
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.
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.