Aug. 26Rockdale SPLOSTThe Citizens Overnight Committee for Rockdale County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program has canceled its monthly meeting for August. The next scheduled meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Sept. 26, at the J.P. Carr Administration building, 981 Taylor St., Conyers, 770-278-7282.Special SpeakerAug. 26 at 7:30 p.m., The Father's House A/G, 1203 Royal Drive, Conyers, the church hosts international guest speaker Peter Kumar (also speaking on Aug. 28 at 9:30 a.m.).Aug. 27Greyhound AdoptionAug. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, during the Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival at the Georgia International Horse Park. Meet Greyhounds up close and talk to their owners about adopting an ex-racer. Organized by Southeastern Greyhound Adoption. Info: 770-653-3118.Barbecue and StewAug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Red Oak United Methodist Church, the church hosts an all-you-can-eat barbecue and stew (eat-in or carry out).Porterdale Reunion/FestivalAug. 27 at 10 a.m., Downtown Porterdale, the 9th annual Porterdale Reunion, Janie Stokes, 770-922-3893.CHS Class of 1950Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., Salem Campground, off Salem Road, the Conyers High School Class of 1950 reunion, 770-483-5555, Charles Smith.Aug. 28Homecoming ServiceAug. 28 at 11 a.m., Living Waters Baptist Tabernacle, off Old Highway 138, across from Gum Creek Road, the church celebrates its annual homecoming service featuring Homeward Bound, Joey Clark and Family and Heather and Hannah, 770-775-4167.Aug. 29Covington/Conyers Choral GuildAug. 29, Sept. 6 and 12, Rockdale Auditorium, Conyers, the Covington/Conyers Choral Guild holds registration at 6:15 p.m. and rehearsal at 7 p.m. for the fall season, 770-483-1295, Carol or 770-922-1879, Nancy.Aug. 30Mentor TrainingAug. 30 at 6 p.m., Turner Lake Complex, 6185 Turner Lake Road, Covington, Training for mentors to be placed in Newton County Schools, 678-381-7948, Margaret Washington.Aug. 31Summer RevivalAug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2, 7 p.m. nightly, Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the church hosts a Summer Revival, The Rev. Nelson and the Rev. George Levett speaking, 404-955-3675.

Sept. 1

Luncheons on the Square

Sept. 1 at noon, the Square in Covington, the Newton Country Arts Association hosts the 2011 Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Mack McKibben and Drive Time performing Progressive Jazz, visit: 4Rock Temple HomecomingSept. 4 at 10 a.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the church hosts its annual homecoming service, the Rev. Alfred Vaughn speaking, dinner served following service, 404-955-3675.Gospel Song FestSept. 4 at 3 p.m., Murray CME Church, 4100 Northwest St., Covington, the church hosts a Gospel Song Fest featuring the Zionettes and Sons of Thunder, free admission, 770-786-5474.

Sept. 7NHS Class of 1961Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m., meet at Yesterday's Cafe, Rutledge, the Newton High School Class of 1961 meeting and gathering, 770-267-4259 or visit:

*Development Authority

Sept. 7 at 9 a.m., Development Authority, 1186 Scott St., Conyers, a special called meeting of the Development Authority of Rockdale County, 770-483-7049.Sept. 10Museum ToursSept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olde Jail Museum, off Milstead Ave., the Rockdale County Historical Society hosts free tours of the Olde Jail Museum, 770-602-2606 or visit:*Barbecue BenefitSept. 10 at 11 a.m., event held at the Porterdale Bar and Grill, C.A.R.E. Inc. hosts a barbecue benefit -- $7 per plate, proceeds benefit the needy in Porterdale, 678-859-2496, Linda.Sept. 11"Sweet Land of Liberty"Sept. 11 at 4 and 6 p.m., First Baptist Covington, the church and the sanctuary choir will present "Sweet Land of Liberty," 770-786-9031.Worship ConcertSept. 11 at 5 to 8 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138 SW, the UUMC and Cokes Chapel UMC hosts a Worship Concert to celebrate World Peace Day, visit: 14*Newton DARSept. 14 at 3 p.m., Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 4140 Church St., Covington, the Sergeant Newton Chapter DAR meeting, Al Fernety and Andy Farris presenting a program on "Honoring Our Veterans."Sept. 24*Craft and Bake SaleSept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Stewart Baptist Church, 158 Stewart Church Road, Covington, the church hosts its first annual Craft and Bake Sale -- homemade baked goods, food, classic car show, Gospel singing, moonwalk, games and more.Oct. 8Ride For The TroopsOct. 8, 8 a.m to 3 p.m., at the Stone Mountain Harley-Davidson, 900 Dogwood Drive, Conyers. Motorcycle ride to benefit Operation Sandbox. Rain or Shine, Registration begins 8 a.m. $20 Donation and $10 per Passenger. Food, band, vendors, raffles and police escort planned. Info: 770 784-9155.

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, visit our Web site at, call 770-483-7108, ext. 252, fax the information c/o Julie Wells at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to 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.