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Community Calendar - 06/19/09

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.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting on June 25 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers. Info: 770-483-8700.

Rock 'n Rock Party

Tech-Able hosts Rock 'n Rock Party, boys with special needs night out, games, pizza, build your own car or guitar and more, 1114 Brett Drive, Conyers, $20, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Info: 770-922-6768.

Children's Yard Sale

The children of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church are having a children's yard sale - children's clothing toy and books, funds raised will help children attend Camp Glisson, Allen UMC, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770 786-7414.

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.

Rock Eagle

Get R.E.A.L. (Rock Eagle Adult Learning), explore Rock Eagle Lake by canoe, Rock Eagle 4-H Center's Natural History Museum, $10 per person, includes light snacks and the museum, registration is required. Info: 706-484-2834, Kelly Scott or e-mail: kellyjo@uga.edu or mhammons@uga.edu.

Rockdale Republican Party

The Rockdale Republican Party, Austin Scott, candidate for governor, and County Commissioner JaNice Van Ness speaking, Honey Creek Golf Club, 635 Clubhouse Drive, Conyers, begins at 9 a.m.

Christian Country Artists

Trails for Christ Cowboy Church hosts Christian country artist Danny Ray Harris and The Cowboy Church Band, Pony Express Horse Auction Barn, corner of Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-3380.

June 22

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Crocodile Dock," for prekindergarten through fifth grade, June 22 to 26, 6 to 8:45 p.m., supper will be served, Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-6027.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "The Chronicles of Jesus," June 22 to 26, 5 to 8 p.m., Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle, 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers. Info: 770-860-9446.

Summer Drama Camp

Summer Drama Camp sponsored by the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, Rockdale Auditorium, June 22 to 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., campers need to bring a sack lunch. Info: www.conyersarts.org or 770-922-3143.

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 24

Soccer Tryouts

The Covington YMCA Academy/Select Soccer Program Covington Galaxy tryouts, for boys ages 8 to 14 years old and girls ages 8 to 15 years old, June 24 and 25, Covington YMCA Outdoor Center. Info: 770-787-3908.

June 25

XYZ Organization

XYZ Organization meeting, musical program will be presented, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, church gym, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

N.A.A.C.P.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Lodge Hall, 7150 Ginger St., Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-2269.

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.

Music Under the Stars

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Music Under the Stars," featuring Drive Time with Mack McKibbon and Sam Skeleton, at the 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.

June 27

Gospel Auditions

Pleasant Hill CME Church will hold auditions for the gospel play "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray." Male and female performers 13 years of age and older needed, 1201 Pleasant Hill Circle, Conyers, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-929-1529.

June 29

Breast Cancer Support

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

Volleyball Camp

Providence Christian School Volleyball Fundamentals Camp, June 29 to July 2, for boys and girls, Session I for ages 6 to 8 years old held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Session II for ages 9 to 12 years old from noon to 2:30 p.m., $35 each, includes a T-shirt, Crosspointe Church, 252 Bryd Road, Oxford. Info: e-mail: michaelsabo49@yahoo.com or call 678-895-3037.

June 30

Blood Drive

Rockdale Medical Center celebrates "Donor Recognition Month," by hosting a community blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, all donors will receive a special gift and be entered into a drawing to win a one of three cruises. Info: www.givelife.org or 1-800-448-3543.

Gospel Singing

Living Waters Baptist Tabernacle gospel singing featuring Homeward Bound Ministries, Old Highway 138, 2 miles of west of Walnut Grove, 7 p.m. Info: 770-775-4167 or 770-786-2735.

July 1

Newton Library

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees, construction committee meeting, Newton County Library, Board Room, 7116 Floyd St., 10 a.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

July 2

Board of Assessors

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

DVD/Pizza Night

Rockdale Cares hosts DVD/Pizza Night, bring your own chair or sleeping bag and watch a movie and eat pizza, Our Place, 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, $5 for individual or $12 for family, 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7272.

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.

Summer Series

The Arts Association Summer Series 2009 presents The Newton County Community Band, on the Square in Covington, 5 p.m. Info: e-mail: operatogo@aol.com or mscovington@cityofcovington.org.

4th of July

Social Circle 4th of July Community Celebration, car show, activities at Gunter Hall, parade through downtown, gospel concert, fireworks show on the football field and much more, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Info: www.socialcirclega.com or 678-906-0560.

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 10

Summer Series

The Arts Association Summer Series 2009 presents the Zydeco T band, Creole shouts, percussive rhythms and Zydeco dance, on the Square in Covington, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: operatogo@aol.com or mscovington@cityofcovington.org.

July 13

Vacation Bible School

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

July 14

Six Flags Trip

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to Six Flags, bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $45 per person. Info: 770-278-7249.

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.

Thrilling Thursdays

Nancy Guinn Library hosts Thrilling Thursdays Performances, Magician Ken Scott, 864 Green St., Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-388-5040.

July 17

Music Under the Stars

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Music Under the Stars," featuring SWATT Reggae Band, 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.

Christian Writers Conference

East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers conference, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dennis Hensley speaking, DeKalb Technical College's Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, cost: $175 for two days and $85 for one day. Info: www.emacw.org or 404-444-7514, Colleen Jackson.

July 18

Festival

St. Paul AME Church hosts festival, food, live music and more, Stone Mountain Street, Covington, noon to 6 p.m. Info: 770-709-2838.

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.

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.

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.