Community Calendar - 05/01/09

May 1

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: janjentzen@bellsouth.net or www.southernheartlandart.com.

Bible Marathon

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.

Spring Revival

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.

'Les Miserables'

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.

'Sleeping Beauty'

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.

May 2

Chicken Barbecue

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.

Yard Sale

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.

Book Sale

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.

Church Fundraiser

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.

Registration Deadlines

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.

May 3

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.

May 5

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.

Art Show

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.

NARFE Meeting

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.

Open House

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.covenant@yahoo.com.

May 6

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.

Benefit Concert

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.

May 7

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.

EMS Play

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.

May 9

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.

Special Singing

East Lithonia Baptist Church hosts special singing featuring Logan Smith, 2219 Jacksonville St., Lithonia, 7 p.m. Info: 770-314-5331.

May 11

Spring Fling

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.

May 12

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.

May 13

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.

May 14

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.

Board of Education

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

Legislative Breakfast

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.

May 16

Golf Tournament

St. Paul AME Church hosts second annual golf tournament, Highland Golf Club, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7785 or e-mail: spamcov@bellsouth.net.

Outdoor Movie

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.

May 17

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.

May 20

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.

May 21

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 cmcguckin@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

May 23

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.

May 30

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 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.