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Community Calendar - 03/12/09

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.

A Night for Change

FCCLA hosts 2nd annual A Night for Change for families needing assistance, free dinner, clothing pantry, job placement assistance, health screenings and much more, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-779-3314, Julia Taylor or 678-480-9057, Danielle Haynie.

EHS Play

Eastside High School presents the play, "Arsenic and Old Lace," March 12 and March 14 at 7 p.m. and March 15 at 2:30 p.m., 10245 Covington Bypass, $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Counseling Seminar

Christian Life School of Theology hosts counseling seminar, "Restoring the Foundations," March 12 and March 13 at 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 to 10:15 p.m., also on March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-784-8189 or 770-784-9359.

BOE Finance Meeting

The Rockdale Board of Education Finance Committee meeting, Central Office Complex, 954 N. Main St., Room 44, 5 p.m.

Prime Timers

Prime Timers meeting, for those 50 years of age or older, Judge David Irwin speaking, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-788-7001, Ralph Benedict.

Baby Time

The Nancy Guinn Library presents spring story time program for newborns to 18 months old, also March 19, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m.

Parenting Class

Free parenting class, "Preparing Your Child for the Next Grade," Hightower Trail Elementary School, 2510 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, light refreshments and child care provided for ages 5 to 12 years old, 6 to 8 p.m.

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 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.

Comedy Night

American Legion Post 77 hosts Comedy Night featuring Mitch Stinson and Roy Whitman, 674 Legion Road, Conyers, cost: $10 each or $15 for 2, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-8216.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting on March 19 at 10:30 a.m., Mark Fuller presenting the program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138. Info: 770-483-8700.

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.

St. Patrick's Day Dance

Sims Chapel Baptist Church hosts St. Patrick's Day Dance, fun, food and more, benefiting the Relay for Life, Ga. Highway 142, Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 678-777-5730 or 770-787-6865.

Pinewood Derby

The Yellow River District of Boy Scouts hosts Pinewood Derby and Chili/Dutch Oven Cook-Off, races starts at 9 a.m., judging for cook-off starts at 11:30 a.m., event held at Prospect United Methodist Church, Ga. Highway 212, Covington.

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.

Special Speaker

Covington Church of God hosts special speaker, the Rev. Kenny Williamson, 5158 Newton Drive, Covington, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Family and Friends Day

Pleasant Hill CME celebrating Family and Friends Day, 1201 Pleasant Circle, Conyers, dinner will be served, 11 a.m. Info: 770-760-1155.

March 17

St. Patrick's Day Parade

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

Autism Open House

Rockdale Autism Support Group open house meet-and-greet, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-358-6253, Sirena Graves or e-mail: snicolette14@comcast.net.

Toddler Time

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library presents spring story time program for ages 18 months to 3 years old, also March 31, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m.

Rockdale Medical Center

The Board of Directors of RMC and Board of Trustees of the Hospital Authority combined meeting, 1412 Milstead Ave., Classroom 2, 5:30 p.m.

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.

Storytime

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.

Preschool Time

The Nancy Guinn Library presents spring story time program for ages 3 to 5 years old, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m.

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.

XYZ Organization

XYZ Organization meeting, Mark Fuller presenting the program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

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.

Victorian Tea

The Women's Ministry of Good Hope Baptist Church hosts annual Victorian tea, social fun, games, food and more, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, free, 3 p.m. Info: 770-787-4928.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry Country Music featuring Don Dimsdale and The Pine Valley Boys, The Hegwoods and more, Newborn School, free, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973 or www.newbornorpy.com.

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.

Family Bike Ride

The Olde Town Conyers Neighborhood Association hosts Olde Town Family Fun Bike Ride, free ice cream sundae afterward, meet at Railroad Depot, Railroad St., 4 p.m. Info: 770-483-1110.

Men of Purpose

Eastridge Community Church presents Men of Purpose, featuring Thomas Settles and Jeff Owens, 863 Ga. Highway 142, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-2048 or www.eastridgefamily.org.

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.

Newton County Library

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees called meeting, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, board room, 10 a.m.

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.

Conyers Assembly Hall

Circuit Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses hosts assembly, "Keep Conquering the Evil With the Good," March 28 and March 29, 9:50 a.m.

Gospel Singing

Cornish Mountain Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring Phil and Cindy Reid and Paul and Stephanie Wimpey, Cornish Mountain Road, Oxford, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-7644.

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.

Summer Musical Auditions

Auditions for The New Depot Players summer musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," March 29 and March 31 at 7 p.m., Center Street Arts. Info: e-mail: thenewdepotplayers@hotmail.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.

Preschool Time

The Nancy Guinn Library presents spring story time program for ages 3 to 5 years old, also April 15 and April 22, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m.

April 2

Board of Assessors

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

'Once Upon a Tune'

Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts presents 2009 Preschool Pops Series, Wendy Bennett, "Once Upon a Tune," concert that encourages children to read, 10 a.m., $3 per child, adults are free. Info: 770-922-3143.

'Murder is a Game'

Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Murder is a Game," comedy by Fred Carmichael, April 2 through 4, $20, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143.

Public Meeting

The city of Conyers charrette public meeting for the Central Conyers Activity Center, Chambers City Hall, 1184 Scott St., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-929-4280.

Baby Time

The Nancy Guinn Library presents spring story time program for newborns to 18 months old, also April 16 and April 23, 864 Green St., 10:30 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

'Fireproof'

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.

Bill Pickett Rodeo

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, Georgia International Horse Park, Charles Walker Arena, April 4 and April 5, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Benefit Yard Sale

Pleasant Hill Church hosts yard sale benefiting Relay for Life, at the intersection of Irwin Bridge Road and West Hightower Trail, North Rockdale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 5

Church Groundbreaking

Murray CME Church groundbreaking service, 4100 North St., Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-5474.

Women's Day

Good Hope Baptist Church women's ministry hosts annual Women's Day celebration, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-4928.

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.

April 11

Horse Show

Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, free, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

April 14

Toddler Time

The Nancy Guinn Library presents spring story time program for ages 18 months to 3 years old, also April 21, 864 Green St., 10:30 a.m.

April 16

Wheelchair Tennis

Johnson Park hosts a class for developing and teaching basic skills necessary for wheelchair tennis, Johnson Park tennis court, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, Thursdays, April 16 through May 21, $15, 5 to 6 p.m.

Tennis

Johnson Park hosts a tennis group for those wanting to improve their tennis abilities, Johnson Park tennis court, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, Thursdays, April 16 through May 21, $15, 5 to 6 p.m.

April 17

Super Bingo

Bingo, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, free; all must bring one small prize for under $5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Horse Show

GQHA Pro Am Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, April 17 through 19, free, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

April 18

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving lessons, Johnson Park indoor pool, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, $15, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-918-6306 or e-mail: tom.mcpike@rockdalecounty.org.

Saddle Club Open Horse Show

Newton County Saddle Club Open Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, April 18 and 19, free, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

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.