Community Calendar - 08/07/09

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.

"Steel Magnolias"

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.

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.

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.

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.


The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting, Robert Mumford speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189 or visit www.rockdalenaacp.org.

Newton Landfill Closed

Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed the first day of school.

Aug. 4

Neighborhood Watch

West St. Neighborhood Watch meeting, presented by The City of Covington Police Department and the West St. Community, St. Paul's AME Church, 3132 Stone Mountain St., Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-833-6541.

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.

Bereaved Parents

First Baptist Church of Conyers hosts a support group for bereaved parents, located off of Highway 138, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-3925.

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.

"Steel Magnolias"

The New Depot Players' production of "Steel Magnolias," Aug. 6 to 8 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 13 to 15 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.

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.


Rockdale County fire fighters will be out in the county Aug., 7, 14 and 21 to "Fill-the-Boot" - a fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All monies collected will be used to aid local children and adults living with neuromuscular diseases by providing wheelchairs, leg braces, clinic visits, support groups and a chance for children to attend the local MDA Summer Camp in Rutledge.

Aug. 8

Gospel Singing

Community Church of Praise hosts gospel singing featuring Naomi Seagos and Logan Smith, 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.

Gospel Play

Youth On The Move For Christ, Holy Fellowship and Daybreak Ministries present a gospel stage play "The Lawd Done Sent Me A Man," Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 404-587-4420.

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.

Homecoming Service

Cornish Mountain Baptist Church homecoming celebration, Cornish Mt. Church Road, 10:30 a.m., dinner served after morning service. Info: 770-787-7644.

Aug. 10

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.

Homeowners Forum

The Homeowners For Better Government forum with discussion on in-home daycares, JP Carr Community Center, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: donsuperior@bellsouth.net.

Preview Film

Gateway Community Church hosts a free preview of "The Secret of Jonathan Sperry" for all pastors and church leaders, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-1015.

Aug. 11

East Metro Women's Connection

East Metro Women's Connection "Affordable Designer Chic" luncheon, Linda Cloer speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, childcare provided, 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

P.R.I.D.E. Class

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute hosts a free "Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E." class, completion of this course may reduce auto insurance rates, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: visit www.ridesafegeorgia.org or call 678-413-4281.

Aug. 12

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: 770-787-3231.

Prime Timers

The Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers - those 50 years of age and older meeting, Stacey Dopico speaking, Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, Student Warehouse, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-483-6905, Betty Alexander.

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. 16

Christian Concert

The Ole Country Church hosts Christian concert featuring The Hayes Family, 2649 Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for ages 4 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Scholarship Drive

Whites Chapel United Methodist Church hosts scholarship drive for college students, 2020 Whites Chapel Road, Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-0227.

Homecoming Celebration

Shiloh United Methodist Church centennial homecoming celebration - 160th anniversary, the Rev. Terry Tippens speaking, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, 11 a.m., covered dish luncheon following service. Info: 770-787-1087.

Aug. 17

Divorce Care Seminar

Eastridge Community Church hosts Divorce Care Seminar, 13 week course, 7 to 9 p.m., 863 Highway 142 East, Covington. Info: 770-786-2048.

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.

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, at the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, Conference Room, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Aug. 29

Back to School Rally

Social Circle Theater hosts 2009 Back to School Youth Rally - praise and worship, games and prizes, Bryan Hoover, Covington Christian Youth Band, Moving Forward Dance Company and the Social Circle Theater Well Diggers performing, Phillip Johnson speaking, free food and admission, Social Circle Theater, 5 p.m. Info: visit www.socialcircletheater.com.

Sept. 1

City of Conyers

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street board meeting, City Manager's Office, City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Sept. 5

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, all proceeds benefit the building fund, 61 Sims Chapel Church Road, Covington, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 678-777-5730, Deborah or 404-702-5740, Allison.

Sept. 7

Newton Landfill Closed

Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Sept. 12


The 19th annual Covington Mill Reunion, barbecue, and stew served, bring desserts and lawn chairs, Trinity Methodist Church, 6154 Collins St., Covington, 12:30. Info: 770-786-5125.

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.