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.
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.
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.
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.
Inside Yard Sale
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church hosts an inside yard sale, 803 Whatcoat St., fellowship hall, Oxford, 8 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-786-7414.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Victim Visitors Day
Georgia Parole and Parole Board and the Rockdale County District Attorney's Office Victims-Witness Unit hosts information and services to crime victims, Conyers Parole Office, 997 Commerce Drive, Suite 1B, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-278-7961.
Trick or Treat
Rockdale Career Academy hosts third annual community trick or treat, hayrides, games, crafts, trick or treating and more, admission: 3 canned goods or non-perishable food items per trick or treater, RCA, 1064 Culpepper Road, South Wing, Conyers, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-5677 ext. 3110 Jesseca or 770-388-5677 ext. 3183 Carol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Truck or Treat
The VFW Post 5290 hosts a truck or treat, VFW Way, Conyers, 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-7443.
Trunk or Treat
Northminister Baptist Church hosts trunk or treat - candy, hotdogs, hayrides, face-painting and more, for ages 6 months to 10 years of age, 300 W. Hightower Trail, Conyers, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-5433.
Zion Baptist Church hosts annual hallelujah festival, games, hayrides, treats, obstacle courses, cake walk, food court and more, friendly costumes please, 7037 Highway 212, Covington, 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-6767.
Living Way Worship Center hosts HallelujahFest 2009, free games, hayrides, costume contests, trunk-a-treat, Chick-Fil-A meals and desserts available for purchase, 4051 Highway 81, Covington, 5 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-616-7900 or visit www.lwwcga.com.
Conyers Shrine Club hosts a motorcycle ride, raffles and 50/50 drawing, proceeds benefit Shriners Children's Hospital, begins at Granite Mountain Harley Davidson at 9 a.m. Info: 770-527-7222.
Monday Night Football
Tech-Able Inc. hosts Monday night football and silent auction (round of golf for four at Harbor Club, jewelry, floral arrangements and more), 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.
Rockdale County High School hosts a choral concert featuring three advanced choirs - performing music from the Renaissance period to contemporary spirituals, Conyers First United Methodist Church, Olde Town Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Assessors
Board of Assessor meeting, BOA Conference room, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 10 a.m.
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.
Church Yard Sale
Victorious Life Church yard sale, Nov. 6 and 7, clothes, toys, furniture and more, barbecue, hotdogs and homemade cakes and pies, 1615 Old McDonough Highway, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 770-602-0960 or visit: www.VLCOG.com.
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.
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 email@example.com, attention Freda Reed.
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.
Ficquett Elementary School
Ficquett Elementary School hosts a parent academy - activities and special events to help parents learn how to help their children with learning how to read and write, childcare and refreshments provided, one family will win a family fun dinner night from Chuck-E-Cheese, FES, 2207 Williams St., Covington, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-786-2636.
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.
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.
The Sergeant Newton Chapter NSDAR meeting, meeting at a member's home, 2161 Floyd St., Covington, 3 p.m.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.