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Community Calendar - 05/20/09

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.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration monthly meeting, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, Conyers, 8 a.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

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.

Festival at the Mill

Festival at the Mill in Porterdale, fun for all ages, McNair Amusements, arts and crafts vendors, meet Braves legend Otis Nixon, and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission. Info: 770-862-3972.

May 25

Memorial Day Closing

The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

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.

Retired Educators

The Rockdale Retired Educators Association, Always Banquet and Convention Center, off of Milstead Ave., 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

Prom for Seniors

Deadline to make reservations for a Prom for Seniors, those 50 years of age and older, to be held May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by the youth department at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, tickets: $15 per person, includes dinner, dancing and a photo. Info: 770-786-7414.

R.A.F.T.E.R.

R.A.F.T.E.R. Parent Support Group for parents of children experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges, meeting, KidsNet Newton, 2186 Elm St., Covington, a light dinner served at 5:30 p.m., meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., childcare is provided. Info: 770-784-2486.

Main Street Conyers

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting, City Manager's Office, City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott St., Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

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.

Scottish Rite Association

The East Side Scottish Rite Association, Past Grand Master Joe Suttles speaking, Pa-Pa's Restaurant, 1035 Sigman Road, $9 per person, members fellowship at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Info: 770-922-6591.

Senior Health Fair

The Rockdale County Senior Services hosts Senior Health Fair, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-278-7230, Michelle.

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.org.

Gospel Singing

Ebenezer Baptist Church hosts a gospel singing and special speaker, Rev. Tommy Fountain, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, located between Monroe and Social Circle, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4025 or 770-267-6482.

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.

Newborn Opry

The Newborn Opry has suspended the June shows due to building repairs. Call 404-815-9973 or check the Web site, www.newbornopry.com for updates.

NAACP

The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP, Rockdale County Chief of Staff R.J. Hadley speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189 or www.rockdalenaacp.org.

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.

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

The New Depot Players presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," June 4 to 7 and June 11 to 14, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Info: www.thenewdepotplayers.com.

June 5

Church Garage Sale

Philadelphia United Methodist Church hosts garage sale and a hot dog lunch, June 5 and 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2194 Hightower Trail, Conyers. Info: 770-860-1904.

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: 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.