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Community Calendar - 06/26/09

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.

Movies on Main

Conyers First United Methodist Church hosts Movies on Main '09 featuring "Hotel for Dogs," 921 N. Main St., showtime begins around 8 p.m., box dinners are available by pre-order only. Info: 770-483-4236 or visit www.conyersfirst.org.

Campmeeting

Smyrna Campground and Presbyterian Church hosts Campmeeting, June 26 to July 2, Bible study 11 a.m. daily, evening services 7:30 p.m. nightly, Sunday morning services 10:30 a.m. in the Tabernacle, 2920 Ga. Highway 212. Info: www.smyrnapc.com or 770-483-8962.

City Council Meeting

Special/called Covington City Council meeting, Covington City Hall, Meeting Room, 2194 Emory St., 10 a.m.

Broadway Showcase

Social Circle Theater and Arts Council presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Showcase," Social Circle Theater, 650 Ashley Drive, $2 or donation at the door, 7 p.m. Info: 770-464-2269.

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.

Blood Drive

Smyrna Presbyterian Church hosts a Red Cross blood drive, noon until 5 p.m., 2920 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers. Info: 770-483-8962 or 678-908-2775.

June 28

Barbecue Fundraiser

The Church at Covington hosts a missions barbecue fundraiser to help build a school and church in Iquitos, Peru, noon until 4 p.m., 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Covington. Info: 770-786-7293.

Scholarship Fund Gospelfest

The 17th annual Willie Henderson Sr. Memorial Academic Scholarship Fund Gospelfest, a scholarship given to the top black academic students at Rockdale and Heritage High Schools, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 4 p.m. Info: 404-244-0580, Sister Sandra White.

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.

Revolutionary Display

Newton County Library System hosts a Revolution display of museum story plates, books and more, June 29 to July 11, 7116 Floyd St., Covington. Info: 770-385-6435.

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.

Basic Crochet

Rockdale County 4-H Club hosts a basic crochet class for fifth- to 12th-graders, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $4 per person, includes book, yarn and patterns, preregistration required, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-278-7373.

Library Board

The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library Board meeting, Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Scott St., Conyers, 5:30 p.m.

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.

Microwave Magic

Rockdale County 4-H Club presents "Microwave Magic" for upcoming fifth- to 12th-graders, learn the mysteries of microwave magic and more, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $6 per person, preregistration required, 9 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-278-7373.

Spectacular Summer Shows

The Newton County Library Spectacular Summer Shows presents Creative Magic featuring Tommy Johns, 7116 Floyd St., Meeting Room, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at the Newborn Library Service at 4 p.m., located at in Newborn. Info: 770-385-6444.

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.

Finger Weaving

Rockdale County 4-H Club hosts a finger weaving class for upcoming fifth- to 12th-graders, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $4 per person, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-278-7376.

Library Closed

The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library will closed July 2 due to construction work.

Teen Game Night

The Newton County Library hosts teen game night, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

July 3

Movies on Main

Conyers First United Methodist Church hosts Movies on Main '09 featuring 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' 921 N. Main St., showtime begins around 8 p.m., box dinners are available by pre-order only. Info: 770-483-4236 or visit www.conyersfirst.org.

Quarter Horse Event

American Quarter Horse Event hosts The Stars and Stripes Circuit, July 3 to 12, Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers. Info: visit www.aqha.com.

Field Day

The Washington Street Community Center hosts field day, food and games for all ages, 4138 School St., Covington, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-786-4002.

Library Closed

The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 3 and 4.

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.

Free Pancake Breakfast

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints hosts a free pancake breakfast, face painting and games, located next to Eastside High School in Covington, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Old Jail Tours

The Old Jail Museum will not be open due to the July 4 holiday. All first Saturday tours, sponsored by the Rockdale County Historical Society will resume on August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Victorious Life Church of God hosts 13-week program by Dave Ramsey, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., 1615 Old McDonough Highway, Conyers. Info: 770-602-0960 or e-mail: msims45@bellsouth.net.

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.

East Metro Women's Connection

Deadline to register for lunch and childcare for the East Metro Women's Connection "Fun in the Sun" luncheon on July 14, Janna MacDonald presenting program, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

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.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp E.D.G.E. - Experience and Discover God Everywhere" for children in pre-K through fifth grade, July 13 to 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m., supper provided, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-7414.

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.

Summer Showcase

Social Circle Theater and Arts Council presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Showcase," July 17 at 7 p.m. and July 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Social Circle Theater, 650 Ashley Drive, $3 for students and $5 for adults. Info: 770-464-2269.

Tent Revival

Trails for Christ Cowboy Church hosts a tent revival, July 17 at 7 p.m., July 18 at 6 p.m. and July 19 at 3 p.m., Evangelist Scott Davidson speaking, Midnight Praise and the Trails for Christ Band performing, located at the corner of Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142, Covington. Info: 770-385-3380 or 678-249-8601.

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.