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Community Calendar - 03/26/09

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.

Local Author

Jamilla Harris, local author of "Determining Your Journey," speaks at Newton County Library, library meeting room, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Art Guild

Southern Heartland Art Guild, guest artists include Cameron Hampton, Southern Heartland Art Gallery, 1132 Monticello St., Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-377-6455.

Conyers Lunch Bunch

Conyers High School Lunch Bunch gathering, Milano's Restaurant, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309, Bill Byrd.

Scottish Rite

East Side Scottish Rite Association's annual Junior ROTC Honor Cadet Scottish Rite medal award meeting, Lt. Gen. David Poythress and Brigadier Gen. Maria Britt will be guests, Golden Fleece Lodge, on Square in Covington, dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Cost: $8 a person.

Peace Lecture

Samuel W. Mills Peace Lecture, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, admission is free, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Friday Night Revival

Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship hosts Friday Night Revival, 7:30 p.m., Medical Alliance Building, 1775-A Access Road, Covington. Info: 404-290-4459.

Benefit Concert

Porterdale Baptist Relay for Life Team host concert featuring Don Dimsdale, benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Newton County, Porterdale, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-1099.

Taking Care of His Sheep

Project ReNeWal hosts Taking Care of His Sheep, helping churches to manage and effectively assist in preventing domestic violence, Solid Rock Baptist Church, 8111 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, lunch served at noon, training session from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: 770-860-1666.

Fish Dinners

St. Pius X hosts fish dinners on six Lenten Fridays, $6 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12, St. Pius X, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-3660.

Lecture

A lecture by Kathleen Coleman on The Virtues of Violence: Gladiators, Bests and Public Executions in Ancient Rome, Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center, 100 Hamill St., Oxford, admission is free, 4 p.m.

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.

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.

Job Preparation

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church's Educational Ministry hosts a free job preparation seminar, resume writing, dressing for an interview and job interviewing techniques, 813 South Cherokee Road, Social Circle, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-464-2949 or e-mail: info@thecityoffaith.org.

Town Hall Meeting

Intergovernmental town hall meeting, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, 12:30 p.m., light lunch served, program begins at 1 p.m. Info: 404-967-6109.

FFA Plant Sale

Rockdale Career Academy FFA plant sale, perennials, annuals and garden plants, RCA, 1064 Culpepper Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: ksurrette@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Charlie Elliott Wildlife

Charlie Elliott Astronomy Club presents "Just How Old Are We?," moon dust and rocks from Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17 on display, 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.

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.

Friends and Family Day

The Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship hosts Friends and Family Day, refreshments served after service, Medical Alliance Building, 1775-A Access Road, Covington, 9 a.m. Info: 770-787-3305.

Fellowship and Praise

Loves and Hugs Christians Tabernacle hosts an afternoon of fellowship and praise, Pastor Christopher Shipp speaking, 1701 Klondike Road, 4 p.m. Info: 770-929-1697.

Christian Drama

Salem United Methodist Church hosts a Christian drama presenting Clyde Annandale, portraying James, The Son of Thunder, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Info: 770-786-6027.

Benefit Fashion Show

Saint James Missionary Baptist Church hosts a Youth-to-Youth Benefit Spring Fashion Show, 2431 Iris Drive East, Conyers, $5 for tickets, 4 p.m. Info: 770-883-1228.

March 30

Olde City Cemetery

Reservation deadline to tour the Olde City Cemetery on April 5 at 2 p.m., hosted by The Rockdale County Historical Society, no charge. Info: 770-922-4547.

Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Conyers, State Court Judge Nancy Bills speaking, Always Banquet Center, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, noon. Info: 770-922-5292.

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.

Fish Dinners

St. Pius X hosts fish dinners on six Lenten Fridays, $6 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12, St. Pius X, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-3660.

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.

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.

Newborn Opry

Newborn Opry gospel, featuring Lulu Roman of Hee Haw, the Greesons and Second Coming, Newborn School, Newborn. Info: 404-815-9973.

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.

Friends and Family Day

Shady Grove Baptist Church hosts Friends and Family Day, 2105 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-483-8283.

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.

NAACP

The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting, Richard Oden speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.

Job Search Class

The Newton County Library offers a free class on job searching and resume writing, representative from the Georgia Department of Labor speaking, Meeting Room, 7116 Floyd St., 1 p.m.

Driver Education Program

The Rockdale County Fire Department and Safe American Foundation offer driver education program during spring break, April 6 to 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1164 Scott St., Conyers, class size is limited. Info: 770-973-7233.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Standing in the Gap hosts Dave Ramsey Classes, 13-week program, 1012 S. Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 404-893-4242, Michelle Kilgore or e-mail: gendes4@bellsouth.net.

April 7

Saddle Club

High Noon Saddle Club meeting, Stevie B's Restaurant, 7 p.m. Info: 678-982-4898.

April 8

Newton DAR

The Sergeant Newton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, Connie Waller speaking, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Alcovy Nature Center, Seminar room, 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, 3 p.m.

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.

Party with a Purpose

Party with a Purpose, silent auction, music, food and more, benefiting the Haven House, for children who are developmentally or mentally challenged, Hilton Garden Inn, Stonecrest Mall, $20 per ticket, 6:30 p.m. Info: 678-414-3617.

Easter Egg Hunt

East Newton Baptist Church hosts community Easter Egg hunt, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-6627.

April 12

Easter Sunrise Service

Hone Creek Baptist Church, Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m., 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

April 13

Revival

Honey Creek Baptist Church hosts three-day revival feature Brother Joe Reid, 7 p.m. nightly, April 13 to 15, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

Newton Board of Elections

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

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.

Revival

Honey Creek Baptist Church hosts three-day revival feature Brother Joe Reid, 7 p.m. nightly, April 13 to 15, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

April 15

Revival

Honey Creek Baptist Church revival featuring Brother Joe Reid, 7 p.m., 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-318-5095, Pastor Vestor Maughon.

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.

Board of Assessors

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

Board of Education

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

'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.

Spring Women's Retreat

Rainbow Covenant Ministries hosts an annual spring women's retreat, April 17 to 19, $110 for event, food and room, $8 per meal if not staying, 9 Hemlock St., Porterdale, Info: call Pastor Patricia White at 404-625-1795 or Rainbow at 770-787-8519.

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.

Scrabble-Fest

Newton Reads hosts fourth annual Scrabble-Fest fundraiser for adult literacy, Oxford College's Card Student Center, $25 per player and $50 per team, proceeds benefit Newton Reads, door prizes, silent auction and more, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 678-342-7943 or e-mail: newtoncountyreads@earthlink.net.

April 23

Financial Workshop

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

Conyers Activity Center

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

Board of Education

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

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.