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Community Calendar - 10/14/09

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.

Home School Storytime

The Newton Library Service hosts home school storytime for ages preschoolers through third grade, 7116 Floyd St., in the Story Room, Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Matinee Movie

The Covington Branch of the Newton Library hosts vacation matinee movie, 7116 Floyd St., Library Meeting Room, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

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 Movie Night

The Covington Branch of the Newton library hosts a teen movie night, in the meeting room, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

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.

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.

"On Golden Pond"

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts and The New Depot Players presents "On Golden Pond," Oct. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., Center Street Arts Theater, 910 Center St. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org for tickets.

Stories from the Well

Social Circle Theater presents 'Stories from the Well: Let It Shine!,' Oct. 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., Social Circle Theater, tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Info: 770-464-2269 or e-mail: boxoffice@socialcircletheater.com.

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.

Car Seat Safety

The BirthCare Center at Newton Medical Center in Covington hosts a free car seat safety check provided by nationally certified instructors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-385-4182.

Special Singing

Trails for Christ Cowboy Church hosts special event featuring Marty Haggard, Pony Express Horse Auction Barn, located at the corner of Highway 11 and Highway 142, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-385-3380 or 678-906-6732.

Praise Benefit Concert

The Newton County Class of 1988 hosts an evening of praise concert benefit for Tawana Bradley, all proceeds benefit a lung transplant, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2131 Emory St., Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 678-368-0812, Sharon Smith.

Astronomy Club

The Charlie Elliott chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club meeting, "The Milky Way with a Twist," presented by Dan Schmitt, CE Wildlife Center, 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, free event, 4 p.m. Info: 770-464-3777 or e-mail: ramakers@bellsouth.net.

Fall Festival Bazaar

The Bald Rock Baptist Church Senior's Ministry hosts a fall festival bazaar, crafts, clothes, music, yard sale, food and more, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-929-3421.

Walk-a-thon and Yard Sale

General Ray Davis Middle School hosts a walk-a-thon and community yard sale, fun, food and entertainment, spaces available to rent for $10, 3375 E. Fairview Road, Stockbridge, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Assembly Day

Special Assembly Day, program entitled "The Time Left is Reduced," Oct. 17 and 18, Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 125 Glen Road, Conyers, beginning at 9:50 a.m. Info: 404-358-3044, Alfred or 404-317-1245, Harry.

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.

Ambassador Choir

The First Presbyterian Church of Covington hosts The Ambassador Choir, directed by Alice Walker, 1169 Clark St., Covington, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7321.

Gospel Meeting

Rockdale Church of Christ gospel meeting, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Oct. 19 to 21 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Mitch Davis speaking, 705 Smyrna Road, Conyers. Info: 770-929-3973.

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.

Colleges, Careers and More

The Rockdale County Public School high school counselors and Career Center coordinators host a workshop entitled "Colleges, Careers and More ... What is on the Horizon After School?" Students will receive information on the college application process, financial aid, military opportunities and more, held at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-860-4242 or e-mail: cford@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Autism Support

Family and Friends Autism Support Group meeting, DeKalb Technical College, Auditorium, 16200 Alcovy-Jersey Road, Covington, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-787-1492 or 770-362-9540.

Auditions

The New Depot Players holding auditions for 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,' Oct. 20 and 21, 7 p.m., Conyers School of Ballet, 931 Center St., Olde Town Conyers. Info: 770-922-7112, Cyndi or 770-483-1832, Judy.

Teen Read Week

Nancy Guinn Library hosts Teen Read Week, duct tape party - "think it, make it," for ages 12 to 18 years old, 864 Green St., in the teen department, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-5040.

Autism Support

Rockdale County Autism Support group meeting, First Baptist of Conyers, 2100 Highway 138, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-358-6253 or e-mail: snicolette14@comcast.net.

Oct. 21

*Teen Read Week

Nancy Guinn Library hosts Teen Read Week - anime/manga meet up, for ages 12 to 18 years old, 864 Green St., in the teen department, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-5040.

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.

Conyers Lunch Bunch

Conyers High School Lunch Bunch social, Milano's Restaurant, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-929-3309.

"On Golden Pond"

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts and The New Depot Players presents "On Golden Pond," Oct. 22 to 24 at 8 p.m., Center Street Arts Theater, 910 Center St. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org for tickets.

AHS Council

Alcovy High School council meeting, 14567 Highway 36, school auditorium, Covington, 6:30 p.m.

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.

Teen Read Week

Nancy Guinn Library hosts Teen Read Week - Twilight/New Moon Party - trivia, book discussions, prize giveaways and more, pizza and soda will be served, for ages 12 to 18 years old, 864 Green St., in the teen department, 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-388-5040.

Stories from the Well

Social Circle Theater presents 'Stories from the Well: Let It Shine!,' Oct. 23 and 24, at 7 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 3 p.m., Social Circle Theater, tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Info: 770-464-2269 or e-mail: boxoffice@socialcircletheater.com.

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.

Barbecue and Car Show

Salem United Methodist Church hosts its annual barbecue, Brunswick stew and car show, plus a moonwalk for kids, pumpkin patch and more, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-6027.

Yard Sale

Philadelphia United Methodist Church hosts a yard sale, proceeds benefit the church, 2194 Hightower Trail, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-860-1904.

Ham and Eggs Supper

Cornish Mt. Baptist Church hosts ham and eggs supper, Cornish Mt. Church Road, Oxford, begins at 5:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-7644 or 770-786-9725.

Oct. 26

Early Voting

Early Voting for the Nov. 3 Conyers' election will be held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Uterine Fibroids

Rockdale Medical Center hosts a lecture titled "Uterine Fibroid Treatment Options," RMC, Classroom #2, 1412 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-3414.

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.

DAR Meeting

Col. John McIntosh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, Georgia State Regent Barbara Chastain speaking, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Highway 20 South, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-474-8604.

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.

Harvest Festival

East Newton Baptist Church hosts a harvest festival, food, drinks, games and prizes, free, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-6627.

Nov. 4

Class of 1961

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

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.

Board of Assessors

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

Nov. 7

Fundraiser

Mainstay Academy hosts a fundraiser yard sale, located in the parking lot area of Antique and Stuff, 2174 Elm St., N.E., Covington, 8 a.m. to noon.

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. 18

DAR Meeting

Col. John McIntosh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, Carl Wust speaking, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Highway 20 South, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-474-8604.

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.

Board of Assessors

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

Nov. 20

John Berry

The Arts Association in Newton County hosts John Berry Country Christmas concert, Porter Hall, Newton High School, 8 p.m., cost: $27, $24 for seniors and $10 for those under the age of 18. Tickets may be purchased at the Arts Association located at 1106 Washington St., or visit www.newtoncountyarts.org or call 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.