Community Calendar - 06/05/09

June 5

Church Garage Sale

Philadelphia United Methodist Church hosts garage sale and a hot dog lunch, June 5 and 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2194 Hightower Trail, Conyers. Info: 770-860-1904.

June 6

E-Recycling Drive

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful hosts E-Recycling Drive, bring unwanted electronics to discard and recycle at no charge, event held in the parking lot of the Government Annex building, 1400 Parker Road, 8 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-278-7052 or e-mail: kcrb@rockdalecounty.org.

Resume Class

FaithWorks hosts a free class, How to Write a Resume, 7129 Turner Lake Circle, Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 770-784-1884.

Yard Sale

Our Place annual yard sale, benefits Rockdale Cares, also taking your unwanted gently used clothes, furniture, appliances, household items, etc., 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-7272.

Autism Awareness Walk

Family and Friends Autism Support Group celebrates 5th annual Autism Awareness Walk, Ficquett Elementary School parking lot, 2207 Williams St., Covington, $15 registration fee, includes T-shirt as long as supplies last, registration begins at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Info: 770-362-9540 or 770-784-1492, Glenda Gaither.

Olde Jail Museum

The Rockdale County Historical Society hosts free tours of the Olde Jail Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.


Washington Street Community Center BikeFest, bicycle safety check, helmet fit adjustment, bike parade, for children ages 5 to 12 years old, 4138 School St., Covington 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-786-4002.

Run for Relief

Rockdale Emergency Relief hosts Run for Relief 5K Trail Run/Walk at 2 p.m. and 1-mile fun run at 2:30 p.m., registration begins at noon. Info: e-mail rerashley@bellsouth.net.

Yard Sale

The Covington Church of God, yard sale, 5158 Newton Drive, 8 a.m.

June 7

Vacation Bible School

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Vacation Bible School, June 7 to 10, all ages invited, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and County Road 229. Info: 770-787-6376.

Covington Bike Ride

Covington Community Bike Ride, riders leave from the Newton County Historic Courthouse at 3 p.m., ride 4 miles through Covington, for all ages, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, helmets required. Info: 770-786-7510.

June 8

Creative Kids Camp

Creative Kids Camp for rising first- to sixth-graders, June 8 to 12, Oxford College, $200. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtcountyarts.org.

Newton 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.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp Edge," 4 years of age to eighth graders, 9 a.m. to noon, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1002 Bethany Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-1629.

Puppetry Workshop

The Newton County Library System hosts puppetry workshop for middle school-age children, Jeff Domke will show students how to make shadow puppets, limited availability, must call to register, 7116 Floyd St., in the Meeting Room, Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, 'Boomerang Express - It All Comes Back to Jesus,' 4 years of age to fifth graders, 9 a.m. to noon, Mansfield Baptist Church, 101 Woodlawn Road, Mansfield. Info: 770-787-0723 or www.mansfieldbaptistchurch.com.

June 9

Creativity Workshop

Nancy Guinn Library hosts a Creativity Workshop, magnificent masks, make your own mask, for all ages, 11 a.m. to noon, 864 Green St., Conyers. Info: 770-388-5040.

East Metro Women

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon, Connie Head, Carol Bailey speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, reservations required for luncheon and child care, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean, or 770-787-6457, Ann.

June 10

Conyers Housing Authority

The Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority meeting, H. Jack Turner Community, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.

June 11

Prime Timers

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

Christian Seminar

Christians Life School of Theology hosts seminar 'The Ten Commandments,' June, 11 and June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. and June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, sit ins are free, for course credit the cost is $160. Info: 770-784-9359 or 770-784-8189.

June 13

Knit in Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day, bring a chair and a knitting project, meet at the Square in Covington, 10 a.m. Info: www.wwkipday.com.

Cloggers' Reunion

The Original Cotton Pickin' Cloggers 30-year reunion of all alumni clogging team members, Conyers Middle School, 400 Sigman Road, Conyers, bring a snack or dessert to share and clogging shoes, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-1295.

June 14

VBS Registration

Registration for children 3 to 12 years old for Vacation Bible School to be held on June 22 to 26, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, meeting at Total Childcare Experience, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-7691.


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

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School - 'Crocodile Dock,' for children ages 5 to 12 years old, June 14 to June 18, Conyers Church of God, 1825 Highway 138, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-922-5834.

June 15

Insect Day Camp

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension hosts insect Day Camp, for fourth to seventh graders, June 15 to 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $50 per person. Info: 770-278-7373.

Vacation Bible School

Covington First United Methodist Church, Vacation Bible School, June 15 to 19, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 4 years through fifth grade. Register online: www.fumccovington.org.

June 16

Autism Support Group

Family and Friends Autism Support Group meeting, DeKalb Technical Auditorium, 16200 Alcovy-Jersey Road, Covington, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-784-1492 or 770-362-9540.

South Rockdale Civic Association

The South Rockdale Civic Association meeting, Lamar Sims 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.

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support group meeting, Newton Medical Center, Auditorium, 4181 Hospital Drive, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-7820.

June 18

Yoga Classes

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Chi Tau Omega Chapter, hosts free yoga classes, Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Road, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-480-0933.

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

June 19

Rubber Ducky Race

Deadline to purchase your Rubber Ducky Race tickets, race to be held June 25, purchase one for $10 or three for $25, all proceeds benefits meals, health and wellness for senior citizens, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers. Info: 770-278-7230.

June 20

Vaccine Clinic

Rockdale County Animal Care and Control hosts vaccine clinic, feline and canine rabies shot, micro chips and much more, cash only, 9 a.m. to noon, 1506 Rockbridge Road, Conyers. Info: 770-278-8403.

June 23

Cloverbud Insect Day

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension presents Cloverbud Insect Day, make crafts, play buggy games and more, for ages 2 to 8 years old, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $5 per child, free for adults, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-278-7373.

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

June 26

Golf Tournament

Philologia Lodge No. 178 hosts annual charity golf tournament benefiting Rockdale CASA and the Masonic Children's Home, Honey Creek Country Club, Conyers, 9 a.m. Info: 770-714-4919.

July 2

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

July 4

Fabulous Fourth

July 4 Celebration 'Fabulous 4th' hosted by the Georgia International Horse Park, event begins at 5 p.m., fireworks display at dark, free admission and parking. Info: 770-602-2606.

July 7

Music Workshop

Music and Songwriting Workshop, for ages 10 to 18 years of age, Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, 6 to 7 p.m. Info; 770-388-5040.

July 13

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, 'Crocodile Dock.' for completed K4 to 5th grade, July 13 to July 17, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., Greater Love Baptist Church, 5325 Highway 81 S., Covington. Info: 678-342-0015 or register at www.glbc-vbs.com.

July 16

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

SSEMC Annual Meeting

Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Meeting, Georgia International Horse Park, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

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