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Community Calendar - 03/01/09

March 1

'The Shirey's'

The Community Church of Praise hosts a gospel night featuring "The Shirey's," 10 Birds Crossing, Covington, 5 p.m. Info: 770-787-4311 or e-mail lewallss@airproductshc.com.

Church Anniversary

White's Chapel United Methodist Church hosts 139th anniversary, 2020 White's Chapel Road, Conyers, 11 a.m., fellowship following service. Info: 770-922-0227.

Gospel Band

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church hosts The Flatpickers Gospel Bluegrass Band, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 6 p.m.

March 2

Dr. Seuss Day

The Nancy Guinn Library celebrating Dr. Seuss Day, storytime at 10:30 a.m., crafts, balloons and more throughout the day, 864 Green St., Conyers.

Rockdale Homeowners

The Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners and Civic Associations, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 6 p.m.

NAACP

The Rockdale County Branch of NAACP, Sheriff Jeff Wigington speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.

Tour of Historical Sites

Deadline to register for tours of local historic sites, including the Aaron Parker House and the Haralson-Parrish House. Sponsored by the Rockdale County Historical Society, tours to be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 7. Info: 770-922-4547.

New Rock Chapter

Noon deadline to register for the New Rock Chapter of the IAAP presentation of "Fitness and Diet and the Benefits they Provide," Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., Classroom 2, cost: $18, registration at 6 p.m. Info: 770-918-3146 or 770-918-3913.

March 3

Peek's Chapel Showcase Day

Peek's Chapel Elementary holds a PCE Showcase Day, showcasing performing arts, physical education, and more, Peek's Chapel Elementary, 2800 Avalon Parkway, Conyers, 8 to 10 a.m. Info: 770-761-1842 ext. 130.

League of Women Voters

Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters meeting, Sheriff Jeff Wigington and Sheriff Ezell Brown speaking, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-615-7598.

Main Street Board

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.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, Conyers, 8 a.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

March 4

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking class, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 6 to 8 p.m., cost is $25, advance registration required. Info: 770-922-4633, Susan.

Reclaiming the Five Senses

St. Andrews Charismatic Episcopal Church hosts a Lenten study series called "Reclaiming the Five Senses," five Wednesdays, 375 Old Oxford Road, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-371-6498.

City of Conyers

Conyers City Council, Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

March 5

Celebrate Life Banquet

Refuge Pregnancy Center hosts annual Celebrate Life Banquet, tickets are $12.50 or $100 for a table of 8, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-5939.

Board of Assessors

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

Social Circle Theatre

The Master's Academy of Fine Arts presents "Shakespeare with a TWIST!," noon, also March 6 and March 7 at 7 p.m., Social Circle Theatre. Info: 404-580-5737.

March 6

American Musical Journey

The Newton County Arts Association presents Dallas Brass - American Musical Journey, 7 p.m., Porter Hall Auditorium, Newton High School, tickets: $20 Adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 students. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Concert

Zion Baptist Church hosts concert featuring The Bryan College Chorale and Chamber Singers, 7037 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-6767.

March 7

MEGA Sports Camp

Conyers Church of God hosts MEGA Sports Camp for children, ages 5 through 12, Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers, 9 a.m. to noon, $15, Info: 678-614-1942 or visit www.ccogignite.multiply.com.

Jail Museum Tours

The Rockdale County Historical Society sponsors tours of the Olde Jail Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-929-4270 or e-mail harriett.gattis@conyersga.com.

Newborn Opry Gospel

The Newborn Opry Southern Gospel featuring Logan Smith, Crimson River Quarter and Enlisted Quartet, Newborn School, Newborn, $5 per person, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973 or www.newbornopry.com.

Friends of Porterdale

Friends of Porterdale, Tattersalls at the Mill, Porterdale, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-922-3893.

March 8

Women's Day

Bentley Hill United Methodist Church celebrating annual Women's Day, "Christian Women Working Through God For Change," 584 Bentley Hill Road, Stockbridge, 11 a.m. Info: 770-957-6140.

Rockdale Genealogy Society

The Rockdale County Genealogy Society meeting, Darrell Huckaby presenting, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-5127.

March 9

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County BOE and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

March 10

Parenting Program Series

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale offers various parenting programs in English and Spanish, Tuesdays, March 10 through April 21, excluding Easter week, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-7333.

March 11

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking class, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 6 to 8 p.m., cost is $25, advance registration required. Info: 770-922-4633, Susan.

Reclaiming the Five Senses

St. Andrews Charismatic Episcopal Church hosts a Lenten study series called "Reclaiming the Five Senses," five Wednesdays, 375 Old Oxford Road, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-371-6498.

March 13

Special Speaker

CrossPoint Christian Church hosts Ben Alexander, author of "Out of Darkness," 4550 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887 or www.espministries.com.

March 14

Free Concert

East Lithonia Baptist Church hosts free concert featuring Crystal River, 2219 Jacksonville Road, Lithonia, 7 p.m. Info: 770-314-5331.

March 15

Fellowship of Love Day

Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship hosts Fellowship of Love Day, Medical Alliance Building, 1775-A Access Road, Covington. Info: 770-787-3305.

Hightower Trail Anniversary

Hightower Trail Elementary hosts 20 year anniversary reception, former and present students invited to attend, Hightower Trail Elementary School, 2510 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 3 to 5 p.m. Info: 770-388-0751 ext. 179 or e-mail lscheaffer@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

March 17

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Olde Town Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Citizens Sheriff's Academy Class

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is taking applications for its Citizens Sheriff's Academy Class, Sheriff's Office, 911 Chambers Drive, Conyers, Tuesdays, March 17 through May 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Info: 770-918-6726.

March 18

Reclaiming the Five Senses

St. Andrews Charismatic Episcopal Church hosts a Lenten study series called "Reclaiming the Five Senses," five Wednesdays, 375 Old Oxford Road, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-371-6498.

March 19

Board of Assessors

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

Remembering Lewis Grizzard

The Rotary Clubs of Covington and Social Circle host "Remembering Lewis Grizzard - In His Own Words," special performance by Bill Oberst Jr., proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and local Rotary projects, Social Circle Theater, Social Circle, 2 to 4 p.m., tickets: $19.99 per person and can be purchased at Pinnacle Bank, The Covington News or the Rockdale Citizen, or by mail: Remembering Lewis Grizzard, P.O. Box 164, Social Circle, GA 30025.

Atlanta Zoo

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation hosts trip to the Atlanta Zoo, bus leaves from Johnson Park, 12:30 p.m., 1781 Ebenezer Road, cost: $3. Info: 770-918-6306.

March 20

Fashion Show

Rock the Runway Fashion Show, benefits Rockdale County High School's prom, RCHS Theater, 6:30 p.m. Info: 678-431-9292.

March 21

Resource Fair

The Newton/Rockdale Resource Fair for families of children with disabilities birth through adult, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-860-4244, Kay Rogers.

March 24

Soil and Water Conservation

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

March 25

Reclaiming the Five Senses

St. Andrews Charismatic Episcopal Church hosts a Lenten study series called "Reclaiming the Five Senses," five Wednesdays, 375 Old Oxford Road, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-371-6498.

March 26

An Evening of Learning

Rockdale County Public Schools hosts an evening of learning for parents, faculty and the community, session 1 begins at 4:45 p.m., session 2 begins at 7 p.m., Conyers Middle School. Info: https://pdx.rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Financial Workshop

Salem High School is hosting a financial workshop for Salem High School students and parents, Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road, Conyers, Salem Theater, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-929-0176.

March 27

Art Exhibit

Newton County Schools and Newton County Library presents True Colours, Youth Art Exhibit, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., Covington. Info: 770-786-8188.

March 28

March for Babies

March of Dimes' March for Babies, Olde Town Pavilion, Conyers, registration starts at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Info: 678-546-0023, Stephanie Moraille or Smoraille@marchofdimes.com.

Defensive Driving Class

AARP sponsors a defensive driving class, AARP members pay $12, non-members pay $14, Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965 or e-mail jane30281@yahoo.com.

Run for Relief

Rockdale County Emergency Relief hosts Run for Relief 5K Trail Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run, Georgia International Horse Park, registration begins at 7 p.m. Info: www.conyerscherryblossomfest.com.

March 31

RREA Scholarship

Application deadline for the Henry Gibbs RREA scholarship sponsored by The Rockdale Retired Educators Association. Info: 770-483-6761, Joanna Farmer or by mail at 3812 Rosemary Lane, Conyers, GA 30013.

April 1

Reclaiming the Five Senses

St. Andrews Charismatic Episcopal Church hosts a Lenten study series called "Reclaiming the Five Senses," five Wednesdays, 375 Old Oxford Road, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-371-6498.

Writing Workshop

Georgia Perimeter College hosts writing workshop, "Avoiding Plagiarism," GPC, Newton Campus, Room 1310, 11 a.m. to noon, free, seating is limited. Info: e-mail: deborah.byrd@gpc.edu.

April 6

4-H Day Camp

Rock Eagle 4-H hosts EcoAdventure Day Camp, , April 6 to April 10, geared for 1st to 5th graders, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Info: 706-484-2834 or e-mail: kellyjo@uga.edu.

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.