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Community Calendar - 09/29/09

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.

Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party of Rockdale County monthly meeting, Ruby Tuesday, Restaurant, Banquet Room, 1714 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Chris Greene, DC. Info: 770-760-1776.

Library Meeting

The Building Committee meeting for the Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., small study room, Conyers, 5 p.m.

Oct. 1

Board of Assessors

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

Local Author Speaking

The Newton County Library hosts Phyllis Strong, local author of the book 'Touch Every Heart,' 7116 Floyd St., Meeting room, Covington, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-3231.

Nancy Guinn Library

The Library Board of Trustees meeting, 864 Green St., large study room, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 2

Homeschool Days

Deadline to register for Homeschool Days at Rock Eagle Oct. 19 to 20, homeschoolers can study native reptiles and amphibians and much more, includes lodging, four meals and five classes, for homeschoolers and their families only, space is limited. Info: www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/homeschooldays.

Yard Sale

Calvary Baptist Church hosts a yard sale Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 315 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers. Info: 770-788-8510.

Against Family Violence

The Rockdale County Task Force Against Family Violence meeting, Shennill Gray speaking, Rockdale County Courthouse, Jury Pool Room, 1 p.m. Info: 770-278-7720.

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.

Friendship Festival

The Social Circle Better Hometown Association hosts 15th annual Fall Friendship Festival - parade, all day craft vendors, food vendors, children's fun area, music and more, parade begins at 10 a.m. at the City's Community room, Social Circle. Info: 770-464-1866 or visit www.socialcirclega.com.

38th Annual Barbecue

Union United Methodist Church hosts 38th annual barbecue, $7 for adult plates, $4 per kid plates, brunswick stew, chopped barbecue and whole barbecue ham all for sale as well, proceeds benefit church missions and projects, UUMC, 4600 Highway 138, Stockbridge, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4338.

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.

Plant Sale and Festival

The Master Gardeners of Rockdale County hosts Plant Sale and Festival - plant bargains, cooking demo, children's activities, food, and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1400 Parker Road, Conyers.

Farmers Field Day

The Upper Ocmulgee River RC & D Council Inc. hosts an educational field day - providing training for equine/cattle operators, farmers and ranchers, planting winter grains, soil quality, funding through Farm Bill Programs and more, Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 770-339-6071.

Motorcycle Rally

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church hosts 2nd annual Grace Ride, meet at Covington Wal-Mart at 9 a.m., off of Highway 142 and Hazlebrand Road, $25 per bike, $5 per passenger. Info: 770-385-7691.

October Fest

Gospel Mission Church hosts October Fest, games, bake sale, hot dogs, cake walk and yard sale (set-up own table for $10), 755 Almon Road, Covington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-775-8167 or 404-788-7857.

The Blessing of the Animals

Conyers First United Methodist Church hosts "The Blessing of the Animals," - celebrating the gift of God's creation, Rockdale County Animal Shelter will be on site with animals need homes as well, CFUMC, off of Main St., near the Gazebo, 10 a.m.

Oct. 6

NARFE

NARFE Chapter 1829 meeting, special guest speaking on longevity and nutrition, Thomas' Buffet, off of Highway 81, Covington, cost $8 per person plus tip, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-7624.

Fashion Show

Celebration of Life Fashion Show - celebrating breast cancers survivors, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, Covington, $10 per person, includes lunch and entertainment, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-788-6553.

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. 8

Got Talent?

Deadline to register for the East Metro Women's Connection "Got Talent?" luncheon, Francis Rice speaking as well as other surprise guests, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, complimentary childcare available provided upon making reservation, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Oct. 10

Baby Shower Benefit

Conyers Church of God hosts Love Loud Baby Shower benefiting the Refuge Pregnancy Center, bring wrapped/bagged gifts for baby boys or girls, Refuge Pregnancy Center, 1307 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 770-760-1609.

Oct. 11

Homecoming

Highland Park Baptist Church presents 46th Homecoming Celebration - Won By Faith singing gospel, 6 p.m. at 1381 Irwin Bridge Road. Info: 770-483-3757.

Oct. 13

Got Talent?

East Metro Women's Connection hosts "Got Talent?" luncheon, Francis Rice speaking as well as other surprise guests, Always Banquet Facility, 1613 Milstead Road, Conyers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Votes civic meeting, Newton County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan speaking, Community House, 65 Mount Tabor Road, Covington, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 678-615-7598.

Oct. 14

NSDAR

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.

Board of Education

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

Vietnam Veterans Allicance

Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance, Conyers chapter, monthly meeting, Theodore Van Kirk, navigator of the Enola Gay speaking, Conyers VFW Post 5290 at 1432 VFW, free, 6:30 p.m. Info: 404-805-1007.

Oct. 16

Omega Trail

Summit Baptist Church presents 5th annual Omega Trail, a 45-minute walking tour of scenes of what life would be like if Christ returned today, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 16-18. Tickets: $5. 3080 Ga. Highway 81, Loganville. Info: 678-372-3406.

Church Anniversary

Macedonia Baptist Church celebrates 136th anniversary, Pastor Larry D. Spurlock speaking at 11 a.m. and Pastor Jerry D. Black speaking at 4 p.m., 1052 Barton St., Conyers.

Class of 1960

The Class of 1960 meeting, Thomas' Country Buffet, 4122 Emory St., Covington, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt or visit www.newtoncountyhighschool1960.com.

Oct. 17

School Fall Carnival

The J.H. House Elementary School hosts Fall Carnival/Craft Fair - games, booths, hayride, inflatable maze, country store, food and more, rain or shine, tickets are $.50 each, 2930 Loganville Highway, Conyers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct. 22

Board of Education

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

Oct. 23

Omega Trail

Summit Baptist Church presents 5th annual Omega Trail, a 45-minute walking tour of scenes of what life would be like if Christ returned today, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 23-25. Tickets: $5. 3080 Ga. Highway 81, Loganville. Info: 678-372-3406.

Oct. 24

Friends of Porterdale

The Friends of Porterdale hosts the 7th annual Porterdale Reunion, downtown Porterdale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 770-922-3893 or visit www.friendsofporterdaleinc.org.

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 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.