Community Calendar - 09/15/09

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.

CSU Open House

Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies to hold an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the university's Harry S. Downs Center in Morrow. Info: (678) 466-4100

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.

Men of Victory

Conyers Church of God hosts a 'Men of Victory' conference Friday and Saturday. Speaker Friday at 7 p.m., Bishop Mark Hardgrove, speakers Saturday, Pastor Joey Grizzle at 2 p.m. and Chris Vaughn at 2 p.m. 1825 Ga. Highway 138. Info: 770-922-5834.

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.

Car Seat Safety

Child car seat safey instruction to be held following new born care classes from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Newton Medical Center, 5126 Hospital Drive, Covington. Info: 770-385-4182.

Spagetti Supper

Cornish Mtn. Baptish Church will have a spagetti dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit needy families for the holiday season. Adults $6, children $3, 1089 Cornish Mtn. Church Road, Oxford. Info: 770-787-7644 or 770-786-9725.

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.

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.

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.