Community Calendar - 09/11/09

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.

Women's Conference

Day one of a two-day Women's Conference - Women in Action for Jesus, hosted by Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle, Pastor Valarie Shipp speaking, 1701 Klondike Road, 7:30 p.m. Info: 770-929-1697.

Sept. 12


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.

Women's Conference

Women's Conference - Women in Action for Jesus, hosted by Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle, Pastor Marilyn Brown and Apostle Jacqueline T. Carter speaking, begins at 9 a.m., J.P. Carr Community Center, 981 Taylor St., Conyers. Info: 770-929-1697.

Safety Day

The University of Georgia's Traffic Injury Prevention Institute hosts Rockdale County Safety Day, free, child safety seat checks, senior driver safety checks and other public safety demonstrations, First Baptist Church of Conyers, off of Ga. Highway 138, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Rockdale Youth Soccer Association opening day of the 2009 Fall soccer season, 1780 Old Salem Road, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-710-2950.

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.

Navigators Pathfinder Club

The Newton Navigators Pathfinder Club hosts annual kick off registration - ice cream and fun, and ask questions and learn what Pathfindering is, hosted by Newton County Seventh Day Adventist Church, 145 Patrick Road, Social Circle, 3 p.m. Info: 770-784-5778, Rhonda Coody.

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.


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.

Western Square Dance

The Crossfire Squares hosts western square dance lessons, approximately 20 weeks, $3 per night, basic lessons are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and plus lessons are after basic lessons, Elks-Aidmore Children's Home, meet in the gymnasium, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers. Info: 770-786-4774, Johnny or Glennis.

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. 16


Pleasant Hill CME hosts annual revival - the Rev. A.C. McElroy speaking on Sept. 16, the Rev. Bobby Hall speaking on Sept. 17, and Rev. Lamant Hall speaking on Sept. 18, 1201 Pleasant Circle, Conyers, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-922-7949.

Class of 1960

The Class of 1960 meeting, Smiley's Restaurant, Porterdale, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-8272 or visit www.newtoncountyhighschcool1960.com.

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.

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-860-4280.

Christian Seminar

Christian Life School of Theology hosts seminar "Training for Reigning I: Life of David," Sept. 17 and Sept. .18 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 to 10:15 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, sit-ins are free or for credit for the seminar the cost is $160. Info: 770-784-9359 or 770-784-8189.

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.

The New Depot Players

The New Depot Players hosts third annual Linda Wise Awards Night, entertainment throughout the evening, dancing after awards ceremony, Hawthorn Suites & Golf Resort, near the Horse Park, Conyers, 6:30 p.m., $15 per person - includes meal. Info: www.newdepotplayers.com.

Gospel Music

Mount Zion Baptist Church hosts a southern gospel music concert featuring 'Common Garments,' 657 Mt. Zion Road, Oxford, 6 p.m. Info: 678-794-1236.

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.

Christian Concert

The Ole Country Church hosts Christian concert featuring 'Gold Habor,' a nursery provided for ages 6 and under, 2649 Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, 6 p.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Gospel Music

Social Circle First Baptist Church, hosts a southern gospel music concert featuring 'Common Garments,' 195 North Cherokee Road, Social Circle, 6 p.m. Info: 404-783-7524.

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. 23


The Col. John McIntosh Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Conyers meeting, Brigadier General Maria Britt speaking, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Highway 20, Conyers, 3:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-6923, Joyce O'Malley.

Sept. 25

Art Show

The Olde Town Gallery and Studio hosts art show and wine and presenting 'The World As Seen Through My Eyes' exhibiting Fred Budin, 909 Commercial St., Conyers, 7 to 10 p.m. Info: 770-929-9242 or visit www.oldetowngalleryconyers.com.

Ask A Lawyer Day

The Piedmont Regional Office Georgia Legal Services Pro Bono Project hosts a free legal clinic - brief legal advice on family, consumer, bankruptcy, probate and more, Madison-Morgan County Public Library, 1131 East Avenue, Madison. Info: 404-563-7715.

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.

Christian Concert

North Rockdale Baptist Church hosts concert featuring 'No Other Name' and ' The Singleton Family,' 3130 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 7 p.m. Info: 770-596-8423, Pastor Jim Sparacino.

Sept. 27


North Rockdale Baptist Church homecoming celebration and dinner, 3130 Ga. Highway 138, 11 a.m. Info: 770-596-8423, Pastor Jim Sparacino.

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.

Revival Services

North Rockdale Baptist Church revival services, Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 7 p.m. nightly, nursery provided, 3130 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Info: 770-596-8423, Pastor Jim Sparacino.

Prostate Cancer

Rockdale Medical Center hosts a lecture titled 'Prostate Cancer: An update on Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment,' presented by Dr. Bert Chen, 1412 Milstead Ave. Conyers, Classroom #2, free PSA testing from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-918-3414 to RSVP.

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.

Rockdale Medical Center

Rockdale Medical Center hosts a community blood drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., donors are entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gas card, RMC, Classroom #2, and an Emergency Preparedness Forum - making a family emergency plan, getting an emergency supply kit and more, 1412 Milstead Ave., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1

Board of Assessors

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

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.

Pumpkin Patch

Covington First United Methodist Church hosts The Great Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 3 to Oct. 30, 1113 Conyers St., Covington. Info: 770-786-7305 or e-mail: communications@fumccovington. org.

Fall Festival

Living Way Worship Center hosts fall festival - games, crafts, food and more, cost: $7 per child for ages 3 and up, festival held at the Olde Town Pavilion, Conyers, 1 to 4 p.m., all proceeds benefit the Spoke 'N For Motorcycle Ministry Outreach of LWWC. Info: 770-380-9787, Samantha Sheppard.

Oct. 7

Class of 1961

The Newton County High School Class of 1961 meeting, Lou's Soda Shop, behind the Blue Willow Inn, Social Circle, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-267-4259.

Oct. 14


The Sergeant Newton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, Ramsey residence, 5112 Dearing St., Covington, 3 p.m.

Oct. 15

Board of Assessors

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

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.