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Community Calendar - 10/08/09

Oct. 8

Got Talent?

Deadline to register for the East Metro Women's Connection "Got Talent?" luncheon, Francis Rice speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, complimentary child care provided upon making reservation, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Fun Walk

Deadline to pre-register for "Walking to Build a Church" fun walk on Oct. 17, (pre-registration guarantees a T-shirt), hosted by The Rising Son Christian Church, $12 for registration, meet at 8 a.m. at the city fairgrounds in Covington, breakfast snack foods and water provided. Info: 770-298-1363, Nita or e-mail: nita_thompson@bellsouth.net.

Prime Timers

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers (those 50 years of age and older) meeting, Jerry Langlais providing the entertainment, Ebenezer UMC, Student Warehouse, 2533 Student Warehouse, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-483-6905, Betty Alexander.

Teen Anime Club

The Newton County Library hosts teen Anime club - draw, watch and read all things Anime, Thursdays, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Baby Story Time

The Nancy Guinn Library Youth Services Programs hosts baby story time for newborns to 18 month olds, 864 Green St., Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Oct. 9

Baby Talk

The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library hosts baby talk - an interactive program for infants form 6 months up to 18 months of age, an adult caregiver must accompany each child, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Missions Conference

Trinity Presbyterian Church hosts a three-day missions conference, the Rev. David Robertson speaking, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10:45 a.m. Oct. 11, 11171 U.S. Highway 278, Covington. Info: 770-787-7493.

Cancer Commemoration Ceremony

The Rockdale County High School Cheerleaders hosts a Cancer Commemoration Ceremony, beginning at 7 p.m., at RCHS Reid Memorial Stadium. All students and anyone attending the Cedar Shoals game are encouraged to wear purple, representing all types of cancers. Monies received from any of the items that the cheerleaders sell will all be given to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Info: 678-283-0092 or e-mail: rockdalerelayforlife@gmail.com.

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization to be held on Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138. Info: 770-483-8700.

Oct. 10

Baby Shower Benefit

Conyers Church of God hosts Love Loud Baby Shower benefiting the Refuge Pregnancy Center, bring wrapped/bagged gifts for baby boys or girls, Refuge Pregnancy Center, 1307 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 770-760-1609.

Used Book Sale

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

Oct. 11

Homecoming

Highland Park Baptist Church presents 46th Homecoming Celebration, Won By Faith singing gospel, 6 p.m. at 1381 Irwin Bridge Road. Info: 770-483-3757.

Countywide Revival

The Newton County Minister's Union hosts its annual countywide revival, Oct. 11 to 16, 7 p.m. nightly, Pastor Eddie Tomlinson speaking, Good Hope Baptist Church, 1142 Ga. Highway 162 S., Covington. Info: 678-212-9039.

Church Homecoming

The Covington Church of God homecoming celebration, the Rev. Pete Bridges speaking, 5158 Newton Drive, Covington. Info: 770-787-9826.

Oct. 12

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

Preschool Story Time

The Nancy Guinn Library Youth Services Programs hosts preschool story time for 3 to 5 years olds, 864 Green St., Conyers, 2:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Book Release Party

The Nancy Guinn Library hosts "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book release party, games, prizes, and fun, 864 Green St., 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-5040, to register.

Oct. 13

Got Talent?

East Metro Women's Connection hosts "Got Talent?" luncheon, Francis Rice speaking as well as other surprise guests, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Votes civic meeting, Newton County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan speaking, Community House, 65 Mount Tabor Road, Covington, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-615-7598.

Historical Society

The Rockdale County Historical Society quarterly meeting and a tribute to Judge Clarence R. Vaughn Jr., Conyers Depot, Olde Town, 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-3715, Jean or e-mail: hambrickhill@aol.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Nancy Guinn Library Youth Services Programs hosts toddler story time for ages 18 months to 2 year olds, 864 Green St., Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Oct. 14

NSDAR

The Sergeant Newton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, Ramsey residence, 5112 Dearing St., Covington, 3 p.m.

Vests for the Deputies

The Covington Elks Club hosts a spaghetti supper to help raise funds to purchase vests for the Newton County Deputies, 135 Crowell Road, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-262-1820.

RCHS Class of 1960

Deadline to submit contact information for the 50th class reunion for the Rockdale County High School class of 1960. Info: e-mail: pthree42@comcast.net or 770-483-8943.

Oct. 15

Board of Assessors

Board of Assessor meeting, BOA Conference room, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 10 a.m.

Board of Education

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

Vietnam Veterans Alliance

Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance, Conyers chapter, monthly meeting, Theodore Van Kirk, navigator of the Enola Gay speaking, Conyers VFW Post 5290 at 1432 VFW, free, 6:30 p.m. Info: 404-805-1007.

Teen Anime Club

The Newton County Library hosts teen Anime club - draw, watch and read all things Anime, Thursdays, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Baby Story Time

The Nancy Guinn Library Youth Services Programs hosts baby story time for newborns to 18 month olds, 864 Green St., Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Bereavement Support

Heartland Hospice hosts a six-week bereavement support group, Oct. 22, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, East Tower Classrooms, 1412 Milstead Ave. Info: 770-922-8767.

XYZ Organization

XYZ Organization meeting and lunch, Judy Boehm presenting a musical program, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

Oct. 16

Omega Trail

Summit Baptist Church presents 5th annual Omega Trail, a 45-minute walking tour of scenes of what life would be like if Christ returned today, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 16 to 18. Tickets: $5. 3080 Ga. Highway 81, Loganville. Info: 678-372-3406.

NCHS Class of 1960

The Newton County High School Class of 1960 meeting, Thomas' Country Buffet, 4122 Emory St., Covington, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt or visit www.newtoncountyhighschool1960.com.

Baby Talk

The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library hosts baby talk - an interactive program for infants form 6 months up to 18 months of age, an adult caregiver must accompany each child, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Oct. 17

School Fall Carnival

The J.H. House Elementary School hosts Fall Carnival/Craft Fair, games, booths, hayride, inflatable maze, country store, food and more, rain or shine, tickets are $.50 each, 2930 Loganville Highway, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Barbecue and Church Bazaar

Allen Memorial United Methodist's Church Mouse Bazaar and Chicken Barbecue, crafts, baked good, children's activities, flea market and more, $7 for barbecue plates, $25 to rent a craft space, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-786-7414.

Defensive Driving Class

United Methodist Church in Covington hosts a defensive driving class, sponsored by AARP, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965 to register.

Fun Walk

"Walking to Build a Church" fun walk, hosted by The Rising Son Christian Church, $12 for registration, T-shirt included, meet at 8 a.m. at the city fairgrounds in Covington, breakfast snack foods and water provided. Info: 770-298-1363, Nita or e-mail: nita_thompson@bellsouth.net.

International Festival

Saint Pius X hosts an International Festival, entertainment, games, rides and international cuisine, proceeds benefit St. Vincent De Paul, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-679-4080.

Fish Fry

The Sanctuary of Christian Fellowship Women's Ministry hosts a fish fry, in the parking of Antique Stuff located off Pace Street in Covington, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 404-290-4459.

Church Yard Sale

Jersey Community Church hosts a yard sale, 110 Main St., Jersey, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., reserve booth space for $5. Info: 678-462-2728.

Oct. 18

Special Singing

Calvary Community Church hosts special singing featuring Marty Haggard, 120 Crowell Road, Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-0511 or 404-790-1910.

Church Anniversary

Macedonia Baptist Church celebrates 136th anniversary, Pastor Larry D. Spurlock speaking at 11 a.m. and Pastor Jerry D. Black speaking at 4 p.m., 1052 Barton St., Conyers.

Oct. 19

Preschool Story Time

The Nancy Guinn Library Youth Services Programs hosts preschool story time for 3 to 5 years olds, 864 Green St., Conyers, 2:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Oct. 20

Toddler Story Time

The Nancy Guinn Library Youth Services Programs hosts toddler story time for ages 18 months to 2 year olds, 864 Green St., Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Downtown Development Authority

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

Revival

Christian Life Center revival, Oct. 20 to Oct. 23, 7 p.m. nightly, 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington. Info: 770-784-9359 or 770-784-8189.

Teen Driving Class

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute hosts a free "Georgia Teens Rise with P.R.I.D.E." class, completion of this course may reduce automobile insurance rates, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: visit: www.ridesafegeorgia.org or 678-413-4281 to register.

Blood Drive

Jersey Community Church hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive, 110 Main St., Jersey, 2 to 7 p.m. Info: 678-462-2728.

Newton BOE

Due to the fall break schedule the Newton Board of Education monthly work session will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 2109 Newton Drive.

Oct. 22

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m.

Teen Anime Club

The Newton County Library hosts teen Anime club - draw, watch and read all things Anime, Thursdays, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Baby Story Time

The Nancy Guinn Library Youth Services Programs hosts baby story time for newborns to 18 month olds, 864 Green St., Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-388-5041.

Oct. 23

Omega Trail

Summit Baptist Church presents 5th annual Omega Trail, a 45-minute walking tour of scenes of what life would be like if Christ returned today, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 23-25. Tickets: $5. 3080 Ga. Highway 81, Loganville. Info: 678-372-3406.

Baby Talk

The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library hosts baby talk - an interactive program for infants form 6 months up to 18 months of age, an adult caregiver must accompany each child, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Oct. 24

Friends of Porterdale

The Friends of Porterdale hosts the 7th annual Porterdale Reunion, downtown Porterdale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-3893 or visit www.friendsofporterdaleinc.org.

Defensive Driving Class

Heritage Hills Baptist Church hosts a defensive driving class, sponsored by AARP, corner of Highway 212 and Smyrna Road, $12 for AARP members, $14 for non AARP members, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965 to register.

Olde Town Fall Festival

The 29th annual Olde Town Fall Festival, jewelers, woodworkers, painters, food, live entertainment, and much more, free admission and free parking, Center, Commercial, and Railroad Streets, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bake and Yard Sale and Brunswick Stew

The Women's group of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church hosts a bake and yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., booths available for $10 to set up your own space - monies collected from the booths will benefit Relay for Life, the United Methodist Men of Mt. Pleasant UMC will hosts it's semi-annual Brunswick stew sale from 11 am. to 2 p.m., $8 per quart, located at the corner of Ga. Highway 278 and County Road 229. Info: 770-786-8272.

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, Conference Room, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Fall Fun

Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection hosts a barbecue sale, bake sale and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., also a Halloween trunk or treat for kids from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 3676 Highway 20, Conyers. Info: 770-922-5553.

Oct. 27

Newton BOE

Due to the fall break schedule the Newton Board of Education monthly regular session will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 27, 2109 Newton Drive.

Oct. 28

Harvest Festival

Conyers Church of God annual harvest festival, free event, candy, games and inflatables, in the Family Life Center, 1825 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-5834.

Oct. 29

Teen Anime Club

The Newton County Library hosts teen Anime club - draw, watch and read all things Anime, Thursdays, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Oct. 30

Baby Talk

The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library hosts baby talk - an interactive program for infants form 6 months up to 18 months of age, an adult caregiver must accompany each child, in the Story Room, 7116 Floyd St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Oct. 31

Hallelujah Fest

New Covenant Christian Ministries hosts Hallelujah Fest 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car trunk Trick or Treat, games, music and children's costume contest planned, 1760 Phillips Road, Lithonia. Info: 770-484-9300.

Trunk or Treat

CrossRoads Baptist Church's trunk or treat festival, moonwalks, games, cakewalks, hayrides, live entertainment, food and much more, 227 County Road 229, near the Hub Junction, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-2563.

Nov. 5

Child Care Workshop

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale hosts a three hour state approved child care workshop 'Stewards of Children,' - a workshop to help educate adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to sexual abuse, Conyers First United Methodist Church, Maxwell Class, 921 Main St., Conyers, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-7333 or e-mail: pcar@bellsouth.net.

Riding for Roxy

Motorcycle Ride and Poker Run benefiting Roxanne Mitchell, proceeds benefit upcoming surgery for breast cancer and to help with medical expenses, meet at 5 O'clock Somewhere, Covington, registration begins at 9 a.m., ride leaves at 11 a.m., $20 per bike, $10 per rider, donations may be made to Riding for Roxy at United Community Bank. Info: 678-858-2075, Chrissy or 404-210-6471, Dawn.

Nov. 19

Lighting of the Courthouse

The Arts Association in Newton County hosts the Lighting of the Historic Courthouse in Covington, free, 6 p.m. Info: 770-786-8188.

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 Wells at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to julie.wells@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.