Community Calendar - 05/09/09

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.

Women of Impact

The JAM Community Development Center and the Boys and Girls Club host Women of Impact Luncheon 2009, Light House Village, 541 Sigman Road, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: e-mail: info@jamcdonline.com.

Book Sale

Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library hosts used book sale, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Historical Society Picnic

The annual Newton County Historical Society picnic, Georgia Wildlife Federation headquarters, 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, bring a covered dish, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-9557.

P.R.I.D.E. Class

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute hosts free Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. class, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: www.ridesafegeorgia.org or 678-413-4281 to register.

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.

Conyers Housing Authority

The Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.

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.

Yoga Classes

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Chi Tau Omega Chapter, hosts free yoga classes, Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Road, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-480-0933.

Christian Seminar

Christian Life School of Theology seminar, Advance Deliverance: Course II, May 14 and 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 to 10:15 p.m., and May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, sit-ins are free, $160 for course credit. Info: 770-784-8189 or 770-784-9359.

May 15

Barn Dance

The Crossfire Square Dancers hosts a barn dance, Shelnut's Farm, Madison, $5 per dancer, 8 to 10 p.m. Info: 770-786-4774.

Special Singing Service

Good Hope Baptist Church hosts hymn-singing service featuring the Rev. James L. Henderson, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, transportation available, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-4928.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting to be held May 21 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Info: 770-483-8700.

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.

Kidney Screenings

Antioch AME Church and the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia hosts free kidney screenings, 1790 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 404-939-9755.

Fine Arts Festival

Olde Town Fine Arts Festival , Olde Town Conyers streets, the Pavilion, Rockdale Auditorium and Olde Town Gallery & Studio, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Brunswick Stew

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Men's group hosts a Brunswick stew sale, $8 per quart, the women's group hosts a bake sale and hot dog sale, tickets should be purchased in advance, 55 Highway 229, corner of Highway 229 and U.S. Highway 278, Social Circle, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-786-8272.

Women's Day

The Crawfordville Baptist Church hosts annual Women's Day celebration with a brunch on May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and with guest speaker Contras Houston on May 17 at 3 p.m., 2360 Lake Rockaway Road, Conyers. Info: 770-922-8711.


Fourth Annual Rockdale County Insectival, insect crafts, live insects and more, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $3 per person. Info: 770-278-7373.

Sacred Harp Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church hosts the 9th annual Newton County Sacred Singing, County Road 229, near Newborn, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., potluck dinner at noon. Info: 770-787-2639, Hermon Wilkinson or 770-787-2263, Charles Woods.

Yard Sale

Church In The Now yard sale, 1877 Iris Drive, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-922-5334.

Entertainment of the Arts

Bethesda Church of Deliverance hosts an evening of entertainment of the arts including mime, praise and worship songs and praise dance, 812 Commerce Drive, off Parker Road, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-760-0311.

Carnival Day and Yard Sale

Porterdale Elementary School hosts carnival cay, cake walk, Sno Cones, games and more, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., $10 per person or $25 for a family of four, tables to rent for the yard sale are $15, set-up is a 7 a.m., 45 Ram Drive, Covington. Info: 678-625-2847, Valerie.

Rock Eagle 4-H

The Rock Eagle 4-H Center hosts Busy Busy Bees, a Rock Eagle family fun session, Rock Eagle 4-H Center's Natural History Museum, registration is required, $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 to 12 years old, free for children 4 years and younger, begins at 9:30 a.m. Info: 706-484-2834, Kelly Jo Scott or e-mail: kellyjo@uga.edu.

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.


Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church hosts a revival, May 17 to 19, Evangelist Tom Atkins speaking, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and Highway 229, 7 p.m. nightly.

Family and Friends Day

The Lily of The Valley Baptist Church celebrates homecoming and Family and Friends Day the old-time way, come dressed in overalls, cotton dresses or come as you are, 1058 Green St., Conyers, 11:30 a.m.

May 18


The Lily of The Valley Baptist Church revival, May 18 to May 22, the Rev. Elijah Collins speaking, 1058 Green St., Conyers, 7:30 nightly.

May 19

South Rockdale Civic Association

The South Rockdale Civic Association meeting, Dwight Wicks speaking, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Union Church Road, corner of Highway 138 and Union Church Road, refreshments served at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Board of Assessors

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

XYZ Organization

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

May 22

Basketball Tournament

Deadline to register for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament held on May 30 for people 16 years of age and older, hosted by the Rockdale County Department of Recreation and Maintenance, Johnson Park Gym, $40 per team, 9 a.m. Info: 770-278-7529.

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 26

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, Conference Room, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, 8:30 a.m.

May 28

Alzheimer's Support Group

Alzheimer's Support Group meeting, Morningside of Conyers, 1352 Wellbrook Circle, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-761-4888, Jennifer Qualls or Marianne Miller.

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.

Pave the Path

The Conyers Main Street's Olde Town Trail Committee hosts Pave the Path 10K and 2K Fun Walk/Run at 8 a.m. and Pave the Path Metric Century Ride at 10 a.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

June 3

Junior Master Gardeners

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension hosts a 12-week course on how to become a junior Master Gardener for fourth to ninth graders, June 3 to August 19, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., (no class on July 1 and August classes will be after school), 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, $55 per person, preregistration is required. Info: 770-278-7373.

June 4

Conyers Activity Center

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

Board of Assessors

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

June 8

Creative Kids Camp

Creative Kids Camp for rising first- to sixth-graders, June 8 to 12, Oxford College, $200. Info: 770-786-8188 or www.newtcountyarts.org.

June 13

Knit in Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day, bring a chair and a knitting project, meet at the Square in Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 678-570-4425, Ann Wood or www.wwkipday.com.

June 15

Insect Day Camp

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension hosts insect Day Camp, for fourth to seventh graders, June 15 to 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $50 per person. Info: 770-278-7373.

June 16

Autism Support Group

Family and Friends Autism Support Group meeting, DeKalb Technical Auditorium, 16200 Alcovy-Jersey Road, Covington, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-784-1492 or 770-362-9540.

June 18

Yoga Classes

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Chi Tau Omega Chapter, hosts free yoga classes, Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Road, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-480-0933.

Board of Assessors

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

June 23

Cloverbud Insect Day

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension presents Cloverbud Insect Day, make crafts, play buggy games and more, for ages 2 to 8 years old, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, $5 per child, free for adults, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-278-7373.

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.