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Community Calendar - 09/05/09

Sept. 5

Yard Sale/Fundraiser

Sims Chapel Baptist Church hosts yard sale/fundraiser - food items, new and used items, household items and more, tables are available for $10 each, all proceeds benefit the building fund, 61 Sims Chapel Church Road, Covington, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 678-777-5730, Deborah or 404-702-5740, Allison.

Olde Jail Museum

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

Sept. 6

Grand Old Opry Trip

Deadline to register for the Grand Old Opry Trip Oct. 8 to 11, visiting Graceland, Memphis and the Grand Old Opry, hosted by the Rockdale/Newton Christian Singles group, traveling via Burke Christian Tours. Info: 770-483-8943, Margaret Laskey.

Library Closed

The Nancy Guinn Library will be closed from Sept. 6 to Sept. 20 in order to prepare to reopen the upper level of the building. The library will resume normal business hours beginning, Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.

Homecoming

Pleasant Hill C.M.E. Church homecoming celebration, 1201 Pleasant Circle, Conyers, 11 a.m., dinner served after service. Info: 770-388-9730.

Homecoming

Rock Temple AME Church homecoming celebration, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-922-5707.

Mitcham Reunion

Mitcham Family Reunion - bring a picnic lunch, Nell Nixon Green Family Farm, begins at noon. Info: 770-922-7465, Betty.

Sept. 7

Newton Landfill Closed

Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Labor Day Celebration

The American Legion in Conyers hosts a Family Day - games, prizes, face painting, snow cones and hotdogs and hamburgers, also a blood drive 1 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-8216, after 4 p.m.(ed)

Sept. 8

Social Circle Fair

Social Circle Fair - Sept. 8 to Sept. 11 opens at 6 p.m. and Sept. 12 opens at 3 p.m., special entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. each night, McNair Amusement rides, helicopter rides and much more, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Social Circle, located behind Social Circle High School, off of West Hightower Trail on Alcova Road.

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.

East Metro Women's Connection

East Metro Women's Connection luncheon 'A Hair Raising Experience," Jane Orr and Krista Elayan speaking, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Ave., reservation requested, childcare available, 11:30 to 1 p.. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Singles Comedy Night

Deadline to sign up for Comedy Night featuring Lanny Moody, free dinner, childcare available, 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by the Single Ministry at Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers. Info: 770-922-2027.

Urinary Incontinence

Rockdale Medical Center hosts a free seminar on Urinary Incontinence, Stephanie Gordon M.D., speaking, RMC, East Tower, Classroom 2, 1412 Milstead Ave., 6:30 p.m., the first 50 attendees receive a cookbook. Info: 770-918-3000.

League of Women Voters

The Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters meeting "What is 'The Fair Tax?'" Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-615-7598.

Newton Historical Society

The Newton Historical Society business meeting at 7 p.m. and a special program presented by Civil War Historian, the Rev. Jim Cabaniss at 7:30 p.m., Mansfield Community Center, 3158 Highway 11, Mansfield. Info: 770-786-9557.

Revival

Rock Temple AME Church host revival, the Rev. George Levett speaking Sept. 8, the Rev. Henry Loyal speaking Sept. 9, the Rev. Sherryl Powell speaking Sept. 10, 7:30 nightly, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers. Info: 770-922-5707.

Sept. 9

Newton Chapter NSDAR

The Sergeant Newton Chapter NSDAR meeting, 8236 Fairway Drive, Covington, 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-5009.

House Authority

The Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, H. Jack Turner Community Centers, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-9301.

Sept. 10

Prime Timers

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Prime Timers (those 50 years of age and older) meeting, a musical program by Judy Boehm, EUMC, Student Warehouse, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. Info: 770-929-1380, Ron Smith.

Newborn Library Service

The Newborn Library Service Outlet hosts Ready, Set, School Club - music and activities to promote pre-reading skills, for ages birth to 5 years of age, Thursdays, 4224 Highway 142, Newborn, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1126.

Sept. 11

XYZ Organization

Deadline to register for lunch for the XYZ Organization meeting on Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Info: 770-483-8700.

Sept. 12

Reunion

The 19th annual Covington Mill Reunion, barbecue, and stew served, bring desserts and lawn chairs, Trinity Methodist Church, 6154 Collins St., Covington, 12:30. Info: 770-786-5125.

Defensive Driving Class

Shiloh United Methodist Church hosts a defensive driving class, sponsored by AARP, 10 Almand Church Road, Covington, cost: $12 for members, $14 for non-members, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965, to register.

Singles Comedy Night

The Heritage Hills Baptist Church Singles hosts Comedy Night featuring comedian Lanny Moody, HHBC, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-922-2027.

Scout Recruitment Roundup

The Salem Service Unit Girl Scouts and Yellow River District Cub Scout Pack 410 hosts Scout Recruitment Roundup and family fun day, games, food, prizes and a giant slide, bring five canned goods and receive a free event ticket - benefits the Newton and Rockdale food pantries, Salem Campground, off of Salem Road, Covington, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mentoring Training Classes

The Newton Mentoring Program needs volunteers to mentor students at the Newton County public schools. Training classes will be held at 2101 Clark St. on Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. and Sept. 24 at noon and Sept. 29 at the Turner Lake Complex at 6 p.m., Covington. Info: 678-381-7948, Margaret Washington or e-mail: mwashington@newtonmentoring.com.

Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library hosts used book sale, 1329 Portman Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Barbecue Plates

Newton Rams Baseball selling barbecue plates, $8 per plate, proceeds benefit the Rams Baseball Team, Ginn Motors Lot (old Cooper's Tires lot), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 404-326-9048, Kelly Johnson.

Sept. 13

Homecoming Event

Canaan Baptist Church celebrates 50th church anniversary, 5581 Salem Road Covington. Info: 770-786-8885.

Community Orchestra

The Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra rehearsals for the fall season on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m., concluding with a concert performance on Nov. 15 at Salem United Methodist Church, all ages and abilities are invited to join. Info: 770-787-2263, Arlene Woods or fluteprof2005@yahoo.com.

Dave Ramsey Classes

Rockdale Baptist Church hosts Dave Ramsey classes, 13-week program, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 404-324-2313, Bob Britton or e-mail: bbritton@elementfunding.com.

Sept. 14

Library Closed

The Nancy Guinn Library will be closed from Sept. 6 to Sept. 20 in order to prepare to reopen the upper level of the building. The library will resume normal business hours beginning, Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.

Community Band

Rehearsals begin for the Newton County Community Band, directed by T.K. Adams, Eastside High School, band room, Covington, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-786-4819, T.K. Adams.

NAACP

The Rockdale County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting, Lt. Mike Sellers speaking, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Info: 404-401-0189 or visit: www.rockdalenaacp.org.

Sept. 15

South Rockdale Civic Association

South Rockdale Civic Association meeting, School Board members Wales Barksdale and Jean Yontz speaking, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Union Church Road, refreshments at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-7292.

Teen Driving Class

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute hosts "Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E." class, free, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Suite 400, Conyers, completion of this course may reduce auto insurance rates, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-413-4281, to register.

Toddle Tales

The Newton County Library hosts Toddle Tales, for toddlers - from 18 months to 3 years of age - interactive program, Covington Branch, 7116 Floyd St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-385-6444.

Sept. 17

'Sweeney Todd'

The Henry Players presents 'Sweeney Todd,' Sept. 17 to 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m., The Henry County Performing Arts Center, McDonough. Info: www.henryplayer.com.

Board of Assessors

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

XYZ Organization

XYZ Organization meeting, installation of officers, First Baptist of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers., 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

Sept. 19

Harvest Jubilee

Smyrna Presbyterian Church hosts annual harvest jubilee, 2920 Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-483-8962.

Class of 1999

Salem High School Class of 1999 reunion, Club 908, Olde Town Conyers, tickets: $55 at the door, 7 p.m. Info: 770-388-5727, ext. 12 to register early.

Tour of Homes

The Historic Preservation Society of Social Circle hosts annual fall Tour of Homes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tickets can be purchased at Gunter Hall, ticket cost: $18 day of tour, $16 advanced sale, $15 for groups of 10 or more. Info: visit: www.historicsocialcircle.com.

Yard Sale

Trinity Presbyterian Church hosts multi-family yard sale, proceeds benefit the missions program, 11171 Ga. Highway 278, Covington, 8 to 2 p.m. Info: 770-385-6739.

Rockdale Republican Party

The Rockdale Republican Party monthly breakfast meeting, breakfast starts at 8:45 a.m., $7 per person, meeting begins at 9 a.m., Sue Everhart, Georgia GOP chairwoman, and Ed Stone speaking, Honey Creek Golf and Country Club, 635 Clubhouse Drive, Conyers. Info: 770-401-3573, Don Williamson.

Anniversary Celebration

Living Way Worship Center International celebrates one year anniversary - concert featuring Builders None at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 and a special worship service with Builders None on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m., 4051 Highway 81 South, Covington.

Sept. 20

'Bound for Glory'

The Prime Timers of Ebenezer United Methodist Church hosts 'Bound for Glory,' concert, EUMC, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, 6 p.m. Info: 770-922-8447.

Sept. 22

Poetry Reading

The East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers hosts a poetry reading, at DeKalb Technical College, Newton Campus, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, 6 to 8 p.m. To enter submit two poems to EMACW, P.O. Box 2896, Covington,.GA 30015. No cost attend or participate or age limit. Info: 404-444-7514.

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, conference room, 8:30 a.m. Info: 770-761-3020.

Sept. 26

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety class - taught by certified national child passenger safety instructors, free, noon until 2 p.m., Newton Medical Center. Info: 770-385-4355 to register.

Sept. 28

50th Class Reunion

Deadline to RSVP for the Rockdale County High School 50th class reunion to be held on Oct. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Longhorn's Steakhouse in Conyers. Info: 770-289-9670, Linda Smith or 678-342-9045, Forrest Sellars.

Sept. 29

Mentoring Training Classes

The Newton Mentoring Program needs volunteers to mentor students at the Newton County public schools. A training class will be held at Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Road, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 678-381-7948, Margaret Washington or e-mail: mwashington@newtonmentoring.com.

Oct. 3

Camp Meeting

Meridian Herald presents its 12th annual camp meeting service - Meridian Chorale and the Sonny Houston Appalachian Singers performing and Emory Brooks Holifield speaking, Smyrna Camp Ground, 2920 Highway 212, Conyers, free, 4 p.m. Info: visit www.meridianherald.org or 404-525-4722, Steven Darsey.

50th Class Reunion

Rockdale County High School 50th class reunion, Longhorn's Steakhouse in Conyers, 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-289-9670, Linda Smith or 678-342-9045, Forrest Sellars.

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 Anderson at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to julie.anderson@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.