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Community Calendar - 10/21/09

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.

Church Anniversary

Bethel Grove Baptist Church, 10728 Flat Shoals Road in Covington, will celebrate its 134th church anniversary Oct. 21-23 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-6630.

Conyers City Council

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

Home School Storytime

The Newton County Library hosts home school storytime, for preschoolers through 3rd grade, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

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.

Freedom March

The Home Owners for Better Government will hold a Freedom March from 3 to 4 p.m. at the corner of Milstead Avenue and Main St. in Conyers. Individuals concerned about proposed county ordinances are invited to attend. Info: Don Meyer at donsuperior@bellsouth.net.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life 2010 team captain organizing meeting, theme is action/sports, 6:30 p.m., Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, main area outside lobby. Info: 770-616-2825.

Meet the Author

Newton County Library hosts Alan M. Oberdeck the author of "Lost in the Shadows, One Memory Two Loves," 7116 Floyd St., Covington, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 23

Blood Drive

Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, 11325 Brown Bridge Road in Covington, will hold a blood drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the LifeSouth Bloodmobile, all blood types needed, must be at least 17 and weigh 110 lbs. Info: 888-795-2707.

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 to 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 Sal

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.

Fall Festival/Chili Cook-off

Crossroad United Methodist Church, 2460 Hwy. 138 in Conyers, hosts Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off, 3 to 6 p.m., hayride, games, cake walk, face painting, food. Info: 770-388-7438.

Yard Sale

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church hosts a yard sale, proceeds benefit American Cancer's Relay for Life, at the intersection of West Hightower Trail and Irwin Bridge Road, Conyers, 9 to 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8916, Debbie.

Trunk of Treats

Shiloh United Methodist Church hosts annual trunk of treats - carnival games, crafts, costume contests, hotdog dinner and more, everything is free, Shiloh UMC, ballfield and fellowship hall, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-356-9404.

Oct. 25

Trunk-n-Treat

Newborn United Methodist Church and Springfield Missionary Baptist Church present Newborn 10th Annual Trunk-n-Treat Fall Festival Celebration, 4 to 6:30 p.m., 118 Church St., music by Johnny Roquemore and the Apostles of Bluegrass, free popcorn, hotdogs and drinks, carnival games, moonwalk, hayrides, slides. Info: 770-786-3574.

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.

Rockdale Retired Educators

The Rockdale Retired Educators meeting, bring non-perishable items for the food bank, Always Banquet and Convention Center, off of Milstead Ave., Conyers, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-760-8224.

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.

Victim support

In the Wildflowers, a Christian-based class for women abused as children or teens, class begins Nov. 4 and runs 10 weeks, 7 to 9 p.m., Father's House Church Office, 1303 Parker Road in Conyers, deadline to enroll Oct. 28. Info: 404-488-8812.

Trunk-or-Treat

Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Hwy 20 in Conyers, trunk-or-treat, fall carnival, moon walk, games, candy, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-1887.

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.

Art Opening

Olde Town Gallery and Studio, 909 Commercial St. in Olde Town Conyers, opening reception for exhibit by pastel artist Kay Ridge and collage artist Susan Pelham, 7 to 10 p.m., $10 admission, exhibit runs through Nov. 12. Info: 770-929-9242.

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.

Fall Festival

Milstead Baptist Church hosts annual fall festival 'Light Up the Night with Jesus,' 1613 Main St., Milstead Village, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-483-4754.

Nov. 2

Monday Night Football

Tech-Able Inc. hosts Monday night football and silent auction, proceeds support Tech-Able's services for persons with disabilities begins at 7 p.m., Whistle Post Tavern, 935 Railroad St., Conyers, Info: 770-922-6768.

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.

Veteran's Day Program

Staff and students of Rockdale County High School, 1174 Bulldog Circle, present "Honor and Valor" Veteran's Day program, RCHS bands, chorus and sign language club performing, Tuskegee Airman speaking, shows at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., open to veterans and general public, veterans R.S.V.P. to Martha Fernicola at 770-483-8754 ext. 185.

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.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Newton County Library hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Porter Memorial Branch Library, 2190 Ga. Highway 212, behind the Oak Hill Fire Station, Covington, 10 a.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

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.

Harvest Festival

St. Paul AME Church, 3134 Stone Mountain St., Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., barbecue and fried fish dinners, games, live music, craft booth rentals - $15. Info: 770-786-7785 or e-mail spamecov@bellsouth.net, attention Freda Reed.

Fall Barbecue

Crossroad United Methodist Church, 2460 Hwy. 138 in Conyers, hosts Fall Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $8 for plate, pound of meat or quart of stew. Info: 770-388-7438.

Advent by Candlelight

St. Pius Catholic Church Parish Council of Catholic Women hosts Advent By Candlelight - an event for women, coffee and desert served, 2621 Highway 20, $10 per person, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-787-4290.

Olde Jail Museum

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

Nov. 8

Classical Music

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Hwy. 212 in Conyers, concert of sacred classical music, University of Georgia Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, 3:30 p.m., admission is a free will offering. Info: 770-483-8705.

Open House

The Rockdale Houses for Men and Women hosts annual open house - celebrating 35 years of restoring lives and building communities, from to 2 to 4 p.m. Rockdale House for Men is located at 1060 Scott Street. Rockdale House for Women is located at 995 Milstead Ave., Conyers. Info: 770-483-0213.

Nov. 11

NSDAR

The Sergeant Newton Chapter NSDAR meeting, meeting at a member's home, 2161 Floyd St., Covington, 3 p.m.

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.