Community Calendar - 10/29/09

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.

Teen Mystery Night

Newton County Library hosts a teen 'black-out' mystery night - wear black and bring a friend and hear a story in the dark, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, in the library's story room, preregistration required, 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.

Bonfire and Cook-out

Jersey Community Church hosts a bonfire and cook-out for youth ages six to 12 years of age, hot dogs, smores, games and more, 110 Main St., Jersey, 6 to 10 p.m. Info: 678-462-2728 or visit www.jccga.net.

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.


Jersey Community Church hosts trunk-or-treat fall festival, free event, games, music and more, rain or shine, 110 Main St., Jersey, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 678-465-2728 or visit www.jccga.net.

Hallelujah Fest

Canaan Baptist Church hosts hallelujah fest, fun, food, prizes, no costumes please, for ages three to six years of age, 5581 Salem Road, Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 770-786-8885 or visit www.canaanbaptist.org.

Conyers FallFest

Conyers FallFest, rides, games, inflatables, costume contest, candy, music, food and more, free parking, admission: $5, free for children 2 years of age and under, The Georgia International Horse Park, 5 to 9 p.m.

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.

Heating Program

The Partnership for Community Action Inc. announces funds from the Georgia Department of Human Resources to provide assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, assistance available for senior citizens 65 years or age and older. Info: 770-760-8750 for Rockdale County residents and 1-866-832-9249 for Newton County residents.

Nov. 3

Counting of Votes

The counting of votes for the Nov. 3 Municipal General Election for the City of Covington will begin at 7 p.m., at the Board of Elections office located at 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington.

Newton County Library

Friends of the Newton County Library meeting, program titled 'Blast from the Past,' 7116 Floyd St., Covington, in the library's meeting room, 6:30 p.m.

Downtown Development

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting scheduled for Nov. 3 has been canceled. Info: 770-483-4411.

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.

Fall Revival

The Ole Country Church hosts fall revival, Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, the Rev. Alton Stamey speaking, 7 p.m. nightly, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough. Info: 770-957-2818.

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.

The Green Getaway

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful hosts its annual fundraiser: The Green Getaway - silent auction, live auction, dinner and entertainment by Elvis, benefiting the education programs and beautification efforts of KCNB, cost: $50 per person, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, 6 p.m. Info: 770-784-2015 or visit www.kcnb.biz.

Fall Festival

Hightower Trail Elementary School annual fall festival, $7 for armbands which includes hay ride, cake walk, face painting, crafts, entertainment and more, food vendors available for an additional cost, sponsored by the HTE P.T.O., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-388-0751.

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.

Barbecue and Stew Sale

Lovejoy United Methodist Church hosts annual fall barbecue and stew sale - $7 per plate, or barbecue by the pound, or a quart of brunswick stew, children under the age of 10 eat free, takeout available, 12385 Highway 36, Covington, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Info: 770-786-7907 or visit www.lovejoyumc.com.

Church Bazaar

The Women of Social Circle United Methodist Church hosts annual church bazaar 'Christmas in the Circle,' held in the fellowship hall, 261 S. Cherokee Road, Social Circle, 9 to 4 p.m. 404-406-4398.

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. 9

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.

Nov. 10

East Metro Women's Connection

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon and fall concert featuring Susan Landress and Dr. Helen McIntosh speaking, The Fountain Banquet Hall, 10150 Alcovy Road, Covington, complimentary childcare provided by making a reservation, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Nov. 11


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

Nov. 12

Board of Education

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

Pilot Club

The Pilot Club of Conyers meeting, program featuring a photographer whose work was displayed at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities exhibit, meet in the conference center at Romp n Roll Skate Center, 3174 Salem Road, Conyers, 7 p.m.

Nov. 13

KSU Story Tellers

KSU Story Tellers, Center Street Arts, tickets: $8 per ticket, 910 Center St., Conyers, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.

Nov. 14

Harvest Days

Calvary Baptist Church hosts harvest days, Nov. 14. Evangelistic block party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and sports banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Victor Benavides speaking at 11 a.m., off of Highway 278 across from Newton Medical Center. Info: 770-786-3216.

Nov. 15

Royal Alpaca Challenge

The Royal Alpaca Challenge presented by the Georgia Alpaca Association, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free event, Georgia International Horse Park. Info: visit www.RoyalAlpacaChallenge.com.

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 Education

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