Community Calendar - 05/31/09


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.


Trinity Baptist Chruch celebrates 25th anniversary and homecoming, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 678-313-7868.

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.


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.

Summer Camp

Deadline to register for WILD Summer Days at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, day camp for 7 to 10 year olds and overnight camps for 11 to 14 year olds. Info: 770-784-3059 or www.georgiawildlife.com, choose the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center link, to view the camp dates and schedules.

Veterans Memorial Park

The Georgia Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Board of Directors, Rockdale County Administration and Services Building, 958 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 1 p.m. Info: 770-278-7003.

June 2

Nurturing Fathers

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale hosts The Nurturing Fathers Program, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-860-1775 or e-mail: pcarprograms@bellsouth.net.

Toddle Tales

The Newton County Library hosts Toddle Tales for 18 months to 3 years of age, 7116 Floyd St., Story Room, Covington, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Comic Book Workshop

The Newton County Library hosts Comic Book Art Workshop, Kyle Puttkammer speaking, 7116 Floyd St., Meeting Room, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Creativity Workshop

Nancy Guinn Library hosts a Creativity Workshop, fold and create paper airplanes, for all ages, 864 Green St., Conyers, 11 am. to noon. Info: 770-388-5040.

NARFE Chapter

NARFE Chapter 1829 celebrates 28th anniversary, Thomas' Buffet in the Depot, off of Ga. Highway 81, Covington, $8 plus tip, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7624.

Rockdale Young Republicans

The Rockdale Young Republicans, state School Superintendent Kathy Cox speaking, O'Charley's, Conyers, banquet room, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-262-6768.

Development Authority

Development Authority of Rockdale County, 1186 Scott St., Conyers, 9 a.m. Info: 770-483-7049.

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.

Piccadilly Puppets

The Newton County Library hosts Piccadilly Puppets Butterfly Ballad, butterflies come to life and tell the story of the magic of metamorphosis, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., a puppet-making workshop to be held at 3 p.m., only 25 slots open, must register, 7116 Floyd St., Meeting Room for both events, Covington. Info: 770-385-6444.

Class of 1961

The Newton County High School Class of 1961 meeting, Lou's Soda Shop in Social Circle, located behind the Blue Willow Inn, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood.

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.

Stories at Newborn

Newborn Library Service Outlet of the Newton County Library System hosts a storytime program, for children 3 years of age to third grade, NLSO, Child's Building, Newborn, 4 p.m. Info: 770-787-1126.

East Metro Women

Deadline to register for the East Metro Women's Connection, Lifestyle and Nutritional Focus luncheon, Connie Head, Carol Bailey speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean, or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Driver Education Deadline

Deadline to register for the driver's education Session 1 for Rockdale County students and out-of-county residents, Rockdale Career Academy, in the CTAE office, 1064 Culpepper Road, Conyers, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-5677, ext. 3189, Charlie Bryant.

Conyers Activity Center

Open house to review the concept plan for the city of Conyers' Livable Centers Initiative study concerning the Central Conyers Activity Center, City Council Chambers, 1184 Scott St., Conyers, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-929-4280, Marvin Flanigan.

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 6

E-Recycling Drive

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful hosts E-Recycling Drive, bring unwanted electronics to discard and recycle at no charge, event held in the parking lot of the Government Annex building, 1400 Parker Road, 8 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-278-7052 or e-mail: kcrb@rockdalecounty.org.

Resume Class

FaithWorks hosts a free class, How to Write a Resume, 7129 Turner Lake Circle, Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 770-784-1884.

Yard Sale

Our Place annual yard sale, benefits Rockdale Cares, also taking your unwanted gently used clothes, furniture, appliances, household items, etc., 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-922-7272.

Autism Awareness Walk

Family and Friends Autism Support Group celebrates 5th annual Autism Awareness Walk, Ficquett Elementary School parking lot, 2207 Williams St., Covington, $15 registration fee, includes T-shirt as long as supplies last, registration begins at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Info: 770-362-9540 or 770-784-1492, Glenda Gaither.

Olde Jail Museum

The Rockdale County Historical Society hosts free tours of the Olde Jail Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.


Washington Street Community Center BikeFest, bicycle safety check, helmet fit adjustment, bike parade, for children ages 5 to 12 years old, 4138 School St., Covington 9 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-786-4002.

Run for Relief

Rockdale Emergency Relief hosts Run for Relief 5K Trail Run/Walk at 2 p.m. and 1-mile fun run at 2:30 p.m., registration begins at noon. Info: e-mail rerashley@bellsouth.net.

June 7

Vacation Bible School

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Vacation Bible School, June 7 to 10, all ages invited, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and County Road 229. Info: 770-787-6376.

Covington Bike Ride

Covington Community Bike Ride, riders leave from the Newton County Historic Courthouse at 3 p.m., ride 4 miles through Covington, for all ages, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, helmets required. Info: 770-786-7510.

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.

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp Edge," 4 years of age to eighth graders, 9 a.m. to noon, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1002 Bethany Road, Covington. Info: 770-786-1629.

June 9

Creativity Workshop

Nancy Guinn Library hosts a Creativity Workshop, magnificent masks, make your own mask, for all ages, 11 a.m. to noon, 864 Green St., Conyers. Info: 770-388-5040.

East Metro Women

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon, Connie Head, Carol Bailey speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., Conyers, reservations required for luncheon and childcare, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean, or 770-787-6457, Ann.

June 11

Prime Timers

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers meeting for those 50 years of age and older, Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, Student Warehouse, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-483-6905, Betty Alexander.

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 14

VBS Registration

Registration for children 3 to 12 years old for Vacation Bible School to be held on June 22 to 26, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, meeting at Total Childcare Experience, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-7691.

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.

Vacation Bible School

Covington First United Methodist Church, Vacation Bible School, June 15 to 19, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 4 years through fifth grade. Register online: www.fumccovington.org.

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.

South Rockdale Civic Association

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

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 19

Rubber Ducky Race

Deadline to purchase your Rubber Ducky Race tickets, race to be held June 25, purchase one for $10 or three for $25, all proceeds benefits meals, health and wellness for senior citizens, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers. Info: 770-278-7230.

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.