Summer Art Camp
Deadline to save $10 for the Children's Summer Art Camp, "All Aboard the Art Train," June 15 to 18 or July 13 to 16, sponsored by the Southern Heartland Art Gallery, $165 per session, for campers in first grade to fifth grade, second camper 15 percent discount, applications available at 1132 Monticello St., Covington. Info: e-mail: email@example.com or www.southernheartlandart.com.
Salem United Methodist Church hosts a Bible Marathon May 1 to 7, reading of the Bible from beginning to end, concluding on National Day of Prayer, reading schedule: May 1, noon to 10 p.m.; May 2 to 6, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and May 7, from 6 a.m. to noon, 3962 Salem Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-6027.
Relay for Life
American Cancer Society Relay for Life, begins at 7 p.m. May 1 and ends at 7 a.m. May 2, Georgia International Horse Park. Info: 770-602-2606.
East Newton Baptist Church hosts spring revival May 1 to May 3, Don Ledbetter speaking, 11290 Highway 278, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-6627.
Heritage High School Patriot Players present the musical "Les Miserables," May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 at 2:30 p.m., 2400 Granade Road, Conyers, $12 for adults, $6 for students. Info: 770-761-9073.
'Crazy For You'
Salem High School's Theater Department presents the musical "Crazy for You," May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 at 2 p.m., 3551 Underwood Road, $8 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.
Dixie Cup Spring Classic
Dixie Cup Spring Classic, Georgia International Horse Park, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.
The Newton County Arts Association hosts "Sleeping Beauty" featuring the Covington Regional Ballet, May 1 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 3 p.m., $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.
Salem United Methodist Church and Boy Scout Troop 151 hosts a chicken barbecue, tickets: $7 per plate, benefiting the Boy Scouts and Salem UMC Missions, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-6027.
Community Yard Sale
Cornish Mountain Baptist Church hosts community yard sale, breakfast and lunch items available, Cornish Mountain Church Road, Oxford, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-9725.
A Tour of Enchanting Homes
Fairy Houses at Chimney Park, "A Tour of Enchanting Homes," behind the Newton County Library, free, for all ages, 2 to 5 p.m.
Mother's Day Luncheon
The Pastoral Care Ministry at Bald Rock Baptist Church hosts a pre-Mother's Day luncheon extravaganza, "Crowns of Glory," C.E. Steele Community Center, Conyers, $7 for donations, 6 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.
Newborn Opry Gospel
Newborn Opry Gospel featuring Don Elrod and Georgia, Logan Smith, Drew Parker and Chestatee River Quartet, Newborn School, $6 per person, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.
The Oxford Lions Club hosts annual yard sale at the large lot on Emory Street beside the Post Office, spaces are available for rent for $10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-0411.
BBQ Cook-Off and Fundraiser
Social Circle Theater hosts barbecue cook-off and fundraiser, food, live entertainment, games and door prizes, all proceeds benefit children's programs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-464-2269.
DeKalb Symphony Picnic Pops
Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus hosts DeKalb Symphony Picnic Pops performances by The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, free, bring picnic and blanket, GPC, Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 678-891-3565.
First United Methodist Church of Covington hosts book sale, off the Square in Covington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 706-557-2880.
The Covington Church of God hosts fundraiser for remolding project, hot dog sale, bake sale and yard sale, 5158 Newton Drive, begins at 8 a.m. Info: 770-787-9826.
Deadline dates to register for the Rockdale Youth Football and Cheerleading camp are May 2, May 9 and May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Earl O'Neal Sports Complex, 2711 Old Covington Road, Conyers, camp will be held from May 18 to 22. Info: www.eteamz.com/ryfa.
Gospel Stage Play
Youth On The Move For Christ Ministries presents gospel stage play, "The Lawd Done Sent Me A Man," Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 404-587-4420.
A Garden Party
The Women's Service Association presents A Garden Party, Mother's Day secret gift shop, puppet shows, raffle baskets and more, Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers, $10 per child, free for parents, 2 to 5 p.m.
The Ole Country Church hosts concert featuring Danny Funderburk and Mercy Way, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, 6 p.m. Info; 770-957-2818.
The Rockdale County Branch of NAACP, Hamel Morris speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189.
Community Bike Ride
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Covington and the Covington Conyers Cycling Club hosts monthly community bike rides, first Sunday of each month, May through October, meet at the front steps of the Newton County Historic Courthouse, 3 p.m.
Main Street Conyers
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.
Town Hall Forum
League of Women Voters Rockdale/Newton hosts Town Hall Forum with Richard Oden, Rockdale Career Academy auditorium, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-6064.
Newton County Library shows artwork from local artist Marjae Kimble from May 5 to 15, 7119 Floyd St., Meeting Room, free. Info: 770-787-3231.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1829 lunch meeting at Thomas' Buffet, located in the Depot on Ga. Highway 81, Covington, $8 per person plus tip, 11 a.m. info: 770-786-7624.
Faith Covenant Church hosts open house May 5 and May 9 for Summer Camp to be held June 1 through July 24, for children ages 4 to 12 years of age, $35 weekly, free breakfast and lunch, 1581 Lester Road, Building A-4, Conyers, 9 a.m. to noon open house hours. Info: 770-761-7575 or e-mail: Faith.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elks Benefit Dinner
The Covington Elks Lodge #1806 hosts benefit spaghetti dinner for Joe Hughes, Elks Lodge in Covington, door open at 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-8702.
Newborn United Methodist Church hosts benefit concert featuring Jonny Roquemore and the Apostles of Blue Grass, proceeds benefit Hands of Hope Ministries, 118 Church St., Newborn, 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-0975.
Bereavement Support Group
Heartland Hospice sponsors a Bereavement Support Group, six Thursdays, May 7, 14, and 21, East Tower Classrooms of Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-8767.
Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.
National Day of Prayer
The Conyers First United Methodist Church observing the National Day of Prayer, church doors open to pray in the sanctuary from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 921 North Main St. Info: 770-483-4236.
The Edwards Middle School Ritz Players present "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," EMS Auditorium Theater, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-761-7658.
Art on the River and Dance
Newton County Arts Association hosts Art on the River and Dance featuring Uptown Entertainment, art and more, bring lawn chairs and blankets, Porterdale, $25 for tickets, begins at 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtoncountyarts.org.
East Lithonia Baptist Church hosts special singing featuring Logan Smith, 2219 Jacksonville St., Lithonia, 7 p.m. Info: 770-314-5331.
Young Life of Rockdale County hosts 2009 Spring Fling, music, games and food, for currents students in eighth to 12th grades, 2461 O'Neal Road, near the intersection of Ga. Highway 138 and Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-483-0248.
East Metro Women's Connection
The East Metro Women's Connection luncheon, "Escape Through Tablescapes," with Rose Lewis, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, cost: $14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., reservations required for the luncheon and nursery. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.
Parent Advisory Council
The Rockdale County Public Schools Parent Advisory Council hosts Understanding the Virtual World in Which Your Children Live, Sue Dowling speaking, Rockdale Career Academy auditorium, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Newton Chapter NSDAR
The Sergeant Newton Chapter NSDAR meeting, Shelby Whitson speaking, Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., 3 p.m.
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.
Board of Education
The Rockdale County Board of Education monthly work session, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m.
The Government Affairs Committee hosts Post-legislative Breakfast, elected officials speaking about the past legislative session, DeKalb Technical College, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, $5 per person, 8 a.m. Info: 770-786-7510, RSVP to the Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce.
St. Paul AME Church hosts second annual golf tournament, Highland Golf Club, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7785 or e-mail: email@example.com.
B98.5 "B At The Movies" presents "Hotel for Dogs," rated PG, Georgia International Horse Park, gates open at 7:30 p.m., movie begins at dark. Info: 770-860-4190.
Community Yard Sale
Prospect United Methodist Church hosts community yard sale, rent spaces for $10, must bring own tables, corner of Ga. Highway 212 and Oak Hill Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-378-9019.
VFW Yard Sale
Conyers VFW yard sale, proceeds benefit the updates and repairs of the VFW building, 1432 VFW Drive, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-483-7443.
Rockdale Genealogy Society
The Rockdale County Genealogy Society, David Williams speaking, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-5127, Dee Davis.
Driver Education Registration
Summer driver education registration for Session 1 and Session 2, for in- and out-of-county students, students must be 15 or older and have a valid Georgia learners permit or license, Rockdale Career Academy, CTAE Office, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Board of Education
The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road, 7 p.m.
'Into the Woods'
General Ray Davis Middle School Performing Arts presents "Into the Woods," May 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and May 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., 3375 East Fairview Road, Stockbridge, tickets: $12 for advanced preferred seating and $8 for advanced general seating. Info: e-mail: DMSFAB@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defensive Driving Class
Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosts defensive driving class, sponsored by AARP, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, cost: $12 for members, $14 for non-members, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965 to register.
Gospel Stage Play
Youth On The Move For Christ Ministries presents gospel stage play, "The Lawd Done Sent Me A Man," Social Circle Theatre, Social Circle, 7 p.m. Info: 404-587-4420.
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 email@example.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.