Community Calendar - 03/07/09

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.


XTERRA - Conyers Runnin' The Rocks Trail Race, Georgia International Horse Park, 6:30 a.m. registration, race begins 8 a.m., free to spectators. Info: 770-602-2606.

Horse Shows

Three Horseman Dressage Horse Show, March 7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Horse Show Ventures, Southeastern Hunter/Jumper, March 7 and March 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., both events held at the Georgia International Horse Park. Info: 770-602-2606.

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.

Women's Day

The Women of Macedonia Baptist Church hosts Women's Day, Minister Margaret Moore speaking at 11 a.m. and Minister Conitras Houston speaking at 4 p.m., 1052 Barton St., Conyers. Info: 770-922-2661.

Filing Income Taxes

Those with household income less than $58,000 for 2008 can receive free online filing help from the United Way in Rockdale County, Wal-Mart Super Center Parking Lot, 1436 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Covington City Council

The Covington City Council public meeting to discuss a proposed hotel/motel tax increase, City Hall, Council Room, 2194 Emory St., 6 p.m.

Covington/Newton County Plan

The UGA Metropolitan Design Studio hosts a public presentation of The Covington/Newton County Government District Plan, at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning, 2104 Washington St., Covington, 4 p.m. Info: 770-788-0484.

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.

P.R.I.D.E. Class

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute offering free Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. class, 1070 Culpepper Drive., Suite 400, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-413-4281 or www.ridesafegeorgia.com.

March 11


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.

Conyers Housing Authority

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


Newborn Library Outlet Service hosts story time, Wednesdays through March 25, 4224 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, free, open to all ages, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1126.

March 12

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education work session, Central Office, Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

Christian Singles

The Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles celebrate first anniversary, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236 or e-mail: r-nchristiansingles@comcast.net.

Gardening Class

The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library System hosts a class on gardening, 7116 Floyd St., Library Meeting Room, free, 3 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Lawn Care on a Budget

Deadline to register for seminar, Lawn Care on a Budget, to be held March 16, a seminar on drought care, diseases and more, sponsored by the Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $6 per person, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-785-5952.

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.

Marriage Conference

Ebenezer United Methodist Church hosts Getting and Growing Happily Marriage Conference, 2533 Stanton Road, Student Warehouse, formal night March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., casual Saturday March 14 from 10:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., registration $100 per couple or $125 day of, child care provided. Info: 678-571-9335 or hbheart.org.

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.

Clothing Giveaway

The City of Refuge Christian Church hosts free clothing giveaway, 2185 Washington St., Covington, noon to 3 p.m.

Dog Show

2009 Georgia Spring Sieger, Allbreed/Rare Breed Conformation Dog Show, Georgia International Horse Park, 1 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

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.

Revelation Seminar

Oasis Faith Baptist Church hosts Revelation seminar, 2504 U.S. Highway 278, Social Circle, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Info: 770-464-4331.

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.

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office, Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

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.

Visual Arts Student Exhibit

The Rockdale County Public Schools annual visual arts student exhibit, Olde Town Gallery and Studio, 6 to 10 p.m. Info: 770-388-5675.

March 22

Benefit Gospel Concert

Conyers First Baptist Church hosts Southern Gospel benefit concert for The Miracle League, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, $22 per person, tickets will not be sold at the door, 7 p.m. Info: 770-760-1933 or www.miracleleague.com.

Spring Festival

Newton County SDA Church hosts spring festival, games, craft and bake sales, free CPR training, free books and much more, 145 Patrick Road, Social Circle, 11 a.m.

Men's Day

Murray CME Church hosts Men's Day, the Rev. Gregory Williams speaking, 4100 North St., Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-5474.

Worship Concert

Berean Baptist Church hosts worship concert featuring The Master Singers and Reflection, 20 Old Social Circle Road, Social Circle, 5:30 p.m. Info: 678-395-1289.

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.

Manhood Seminar

The Elimika Foundation Inc. hosts a Quest for Authentic Manhood seminar for parents and 15 to 19-year-old males, includes prayer, a DVD presentation, group discussion and encouragement, Tuesdays for 24 weeks, The Bethlehem House at the corner of Emory and Usher streets, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 678-625-0655, Rev. Robert Washington.

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.

Christian Singles

The Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles meeting, Baan Thai Restaurant, 1754 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236 or e-mail: r-nchristiansingles@comcast.net.

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.

Charlie Elliott Wildlife

Charlie Elliott Astronomy Club presents "Just How Old Are We?," presentation and dinner, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, 4 p.m. Info: 678-516-1366.

March 29

Gospel Singing

Newton Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring Good News, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, nursery and deaf interpretation provided, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

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 2

Board of Assessors

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

April 3

Special Olympics

Rockdale County Special Olympics Track and Field meet, Rockdale High School stadium track, 9:30 a.m. opening ceremonies, 10 a.m. event begins, free. Info: 770-785-6944.

April 4


Berean Baptist Church hosts movie night featuring, "Fireproof," April 4 at 6 p.m. and April 5 at 5 p.m., 20 Old Social Circle Road, Social Circle, child care provided. Info: 678-395-1289.

April 6

4-H Day Camp

Rock Eagle 4-H hosts EcoAdventure Day Camp, April 6 to 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.