Community Calendar - 05/16/09

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.

Vaccination for Pets

Rockdale County Animal Care and Control offering vaccination for cats and dogs for $10 per shot: canine rabies host, feline rabies shot and more, also offering microchips for cats and dogs for $20, cash only, 1506 Rockbridge Road, Conyers, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-785-5927.

Used Book Sale

PEARL, a local homeschool support group, hosts a used book sale, books, games and educational items for sale, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-761-6314.

Gospel Singing

Stewart Baptist Church hosts Gaither-style Southern gospel singing featuring Common Garments, Johnson Brothers, Vessels of Praise, Drew Parker, Logan Smith and many more, 158 Stewart Church Road, Covington, 6 p.m.

Community Day

Hightower Trail Elementary hosts Community Day with yard sale, entertainment, give-a-ways, food and much more, 2510 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-388-0751 ext. 179 or e-mail: lscheaffer@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Gospel Singing

Trails for Christ Cowboy Church hosts gospel singing featuring Bobby Bowen and The Trails for Christ Band, Pony Express Auction Barn, located at the corner of Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142, Covington, free, love offerings accepted, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-3380 or 678-249-8601.

Special Olympics

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation hosts the Special Olympics spring softball season, Saturdays, May 16 to June 27, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, free, 9 to 11 a.m. Info: 770-278-7249.

Camp Open House

Open house for Faith Covenant Church summer camp, 9 a.m. to noon. A $25 nonrefundable deposit due at registration, camp fees $35 per week, meals included, 1581 Lester Road, Suite A-4. Info: 770-761-7575 or faith.covenant@yahoo.com.

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.

Community Orchestra

The Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra, Spring Concert, Newton High School, Porter Auditorium, admission is free, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-2263.

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.

Student Concert

Student recital and concert featuring Obstacles for the Unwise, a band of local high school students, Social Circle United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.

Rubber Ducky Race

Deadline to sign up to be sponsor for Rockdale County Senior Services annual Rubber Ducky Race. Info: 770-278-7230.

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.


Mothers of Preschoolers, 2020 Salem Road, Conyers, child care provided for infants to kindergarten, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., must register. Info: e-mail: Mopsofconyers@yahoo.com.

Firefighters Dedication

Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund dedicates new firefighter sculptures installed in front of headquarters building, 2171 East View Parkway, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5757 or e-mail execdir@gfpf.org.

Library Building Committee

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library Building Committee meet, 5 p.m., County Administration Building Annex, Room 107, to discuss construction update, purchase of furniture and equipment and landscape project.

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.

Conyers City Council

Conyers City Council, 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St. Info: 770-483-4411.

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.

Cousins Band

The Cousins Middle School Band, annual spring concert with a wide variety of music featuring compositions by Frank Ticheli, Stevie Wonder, Hoagy Carmichael and others, free, Cousins Middle School Gymnasium, 8187 Carlton Trail, Covington, 6:30 p.m.

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.

Church Barbecue

Loves & Hugs Christian Tabernacle, annual church barbecue, May 22 and 23, 1701 Klondike Road S.W. Info: 770-860-9446.

Tribute to Beatles

Newton High School's Concert Choir will present "Hello Goodbye," a tribute to the music of The Beatles, Porter Auditorium at NHS, 140 Ram Drive, 7 p.m., tickets will be available at the door for $5 with proceeds benefiting the choral program.

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.

Camp Open House

Open house for Faith Covenant Church summer camp, 9 a.m. to noon. A $25 nonrefundable deposit due at registration, camp fees $35 per week, meals included, 1581 Lester Road, Suite A-4. Info: 770-761-7575 or faith.covenant@yahoo.com.

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, 6 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.

May 31

Gospel Singing

Newton Baptist Church hosts gospel singing featuring The Kingsmen, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, a nursery and deaf interpretation provided, 6 p.m. Info: 770-788-7868.

AKC Sanctioned Match

The Conyers Kennel Club hosts AKC Sanctioned Match, conformation and obedience competition, Rockdale County Recreation Area, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, begins at noon. Info: www.conyerskennelclub.com.

June 1

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Polar Extremes," for ages 4 to fifth grade, 6:30 to 9 p.m., June 1 to 5, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington. Info: 770-788-7868.

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.

June 26

Golf Tournament

Philologia Lodge No. 178 hosts annual charity golf tournament benefiting Rockdale CASA and the Masonic Children's Home, Honey Creek Country Club, Conyers, 9 a.m. Info: 770-714-4919.

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.