Community Calendar - 03/14/09

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.

Newton BOC

Newton County Board of Commissioners and Newton County Recreation Commission joint work session, Newton County Recreation Complex Turner Lake Park, 7 p.m.

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.

South Rockdale Civic Association

South Rockdale Civic Association meeting discussing DeKalb Sewer Tunnel that might impact parts of Rockdale County, Rudy Chen speaking, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Union Church Road, refreshments at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-7292.

Daffodil Festival

Georgia Perimeter College celebrating the Daffodil Festival, "Seasons for Learning: Celebrating the Cultures and History of Newton Campus," March 17 and March 18 starting at 8 a.m. and March 19 starting at 11:30 a.m., GPC's Newton Campus, 2398 Cedar Lane, Covington. Info: 770-278-1321, Cindy Eenhuis, or e-mail: Cindy.Eenhuis@gpc.edu.

Rockdale County Open House

Rockdale County will hold an open house at 11 offices across county government from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each of the offices will have information booths staffed by county employees and provide brochures describing the office functions. For more information contact Public Affairs at 770-278-7055 or go to www.rockdalecounty.org.

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.


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.

Gospel Play

Youth On The Move For Christ Ministries present gospel stage play, "The Lawd Done Sent Me A Man," Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 404-587-4420.

Antique Tractor and Truck Pull

The Monticello Future Farmers of American hosts 13th annual Antique Tractor and Truck Pull, Shady Dale Rodeo Grounds, Ga. Highway 83 North, gates open at 10 a.m., $10 entry fee per tractor or truck, proceeds benefit the Monticello FFA. Info: 706-819-2488, Sam Thornton.

Pancake Breakfast

Rockdale Career Academy sponsoring a pancake breakfast benefiting Relay for Life, RCA commons area, 1064 Culpepper Drive, $5, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Ride for Life

Rockdale Career Academy Relay for Life Team sponsoring Ride for Life, door prizes, raffles and more, registration being at 9:30 a.m., $25 per rider, $5 additional rider, 1064 Culpepper Drive, all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Info: 770-388-5677 ext. 3151, Sandra.

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 23

Worship Training Seminar

St. James The Apostle Catholic Church hosts a Worship Training Seminar at noon featuring Matt Maher, Brenton Brown and the Michael Gungor Band, tickets: $55, includes ticket for concert, and an interfaith concert featuring Kelly Minter at 7 p.m., $10 for the concert only, 1000 Decatur Road, McDonough. Info: www.itickets.com or 770-957-5441, ext. 104, Diane Scarbrough.

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.

'Murder Is A Game'

The New Depot Players presents "Murder Is A Game," March 27 and March 28 at 8 p.m. and March 29 at 3 p.m., Center Street Arts, $20 for adults. Info: 770-922-3143 or www.conyersarts.org.

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.

Breakfast with the Bunny

Rockdale Cares hosts breakfast with the bunny, pancake breakfast, Our Place, 875 Davis Place, Conyers, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-922-7272.

Rockdale Democratic Party

The Rockdale Democratic Party, meeting and election to fill the positions of chair and secretary, Jane Kidd speaking, Johnson Park Recreation Center, Conyers 9 a.m. Nominations for open positions may be mailed to the acting chairman by letter at P.O. Box 81405, Conyers, GA 30013 or e-mail: RockdaleDems@bellsouth.net.

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, 910 Center St., Conyers. 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


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.

Puttin' On The Hits

Gospel Chorale Mt. Zion AME Church hosts Puttin' On The Hits, Clements Middle School Cafeteria, Covington, $5 admission, free for children 4 and under, 6 p.m. Info: 770-990-6938.

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.


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.

Board of Assessors

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

'Guys and Dolls'

The Arts Association of Newton County presents "Guys and Dolls" featuring the Oxford Singing Children and the Oxford Youth Singers, April 17 at 7 p.m. and April 19 at 3 p.m., Porter Hall Auditorium, Newton High School, tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.

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.