Community Calendar - 10/25/09

Oct. 25


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Hallelujah Festival

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.

HallelujahFest 2009

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.

Motorcycle Ride

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.

Nov. 2

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.

Choral Concert

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: cgodbee@rockdalecitizen.k12.ga.us.

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. 6

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.

Nov. 7


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.

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.

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


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.