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Newton Community Calendar

Dec. 2

Holiday Concert 2011: Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, the Covington Conyers Choral Guild presents a Holiday Concert 2011 featuring “Magnificat” and other seasonal favorites, tickets: $10, visit: www.choralguild.org.

Covington Charter Meeting: Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., Conference Room at Covington City Hall, a Covington Charter Committee meeting.

Olde Town Christmas Party: Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., Conyers Welcome Center, 901 Railroad St., Conyers, the Main Street Program offers free carriage and train rides through Olde Town with Secret Santa Shopping, ice staking and refreshments. Info: 770-602-2606.

Christmas Performance: Dec. 2, 6 and 7 p.m., Center Street Arts Center, 910 Center St., Conyers, annual performance of “A Conyers Kids Christmas Carol,” admission is free. Info: www.conyerskids.com or 770-602-2606.

Dec. 3

Christmas Drama: Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., Stewart Baptist Church, 158 Stewart Church Road, Covington, the church hosts a Christmas Drama titled “From The Christ Child … to the Judgement,” free admission, nursery provided.

Holiday Quilt Bazaar: Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20 South, the Cotton Boll Quilt Guild hosts a Holiday Quilt Bazaar — crafts, baked goods, holiday items, fabric and needle crafts and more, 678-392-8264.

Hometown Holiday Parade: Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m., Olde Town Conyers, Hometown Holiday Parade, with over 70 parade entries featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, the annual community tree lighting immediately following the parade at the Rockdale County Courthouse, 770-602-2606.

Covington Christmas Parade: Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m., the Square in Covington, the Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington hosts the annual Christmas parade titled “A Southern Christmas,” (parade applications must be postmarked by Nov. 23) visit: www.covingtongalions.org.

Social Circle Tree Lighting: Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall lawn, Social Circle, Social Circle’s Lighting of the Tree “Christmas Through a Child’s Eyes,” — local choirs and local talent performing, Santa and Mrs. Claus, roast marshmallows and much more.

Advent by Candlelight: Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Ga. Highway 20 South, Conyers, the church hosts its third annual Advent by Candlelight — Father John Kieran, Father Bryan Small and Jennifer Willits speaking, desserts and beverages, Christmas themed baskets will be raffled, tickets: $10 per person, for reservations call 770-788-7606, Karen.

Southern Folk Advent Service: Dec. 3 at 4 p.m., Old Church on the Oxford College campus, Oxford, the 18th annual Meridian Herald Chorale’s Southern Folk Advent service, free admission, visit: www.meridianherald.org.

Olde Jail Tours: Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olde Jail Museum, off Milstead Road, Conyers, the Rockdale County Historical Society hosts tours of the Olde Jail Museum, 770-602-2606.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2460 Highway 138, Conyers, the church hosts Breakfast with Santa, crafts, pictures and more, cost: $5 per child, 770-388-7438.

Christmas Performance: Dec. 3, 1 p.m., Center Street Arts Center, 910 Center St., Conyers, annual performance of “A Conyers Kids Christmas Carol,” admission is free. Info: www.conyerskids.com or 770-602-2606.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Conyers First UMC, 921 N. Main St., Breakfast with Santa, cost: $5 per person or $25 maxium for 5 or more, proceeds benefiting Family Promise of New-Rock, 770-483-4236.

Dec. 4

Children’s Choir Presentation: Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the Children’s Choir presents a Christmas presentation titled “The Christmas Journey/Rembrandt Christmas Story”, 770-922-2027.

Twilights at Chimney Park: Dec. 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Chimney Park, Covington, Twilights at Chimney Park — lights, caroling, storytelling, hot cider, giant Nutcrackers, s’more and more, cost: $3 per person or $5 per family.

“The Richman’s Christmas”: Dec. 4 at 4 p.m., Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, Stardom Productions hosts a play titled “The Richman’s Christmas,” tickets: $10, advanced purchase only, 404-587-4420 or visit: www.stardomproductionsinc.com.

Dec. 5

Christmas Concert: Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Eastside High School Auditorium, Covington, the Newton County Community Band, directed by T.K. Adams, presents a Christmas Concert, free event.

Dec. 6

Chorus Concert: Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Hightower Elementary School, Conyers, the HTE Chorus presents a “December Nights, December Lights” concert, refreshments available for purchase before the show, 770-388-0751.

NARFE Chaper 1829: Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., The Benton House of Covington, 7155 S. Dearing Road, Covington, the NARFE Chapter 1829 lunch meeting, lunch is $5 per person, 770-786-7624.

Rockdale Development Authority: Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., Development Authority, 1186 Scott St., Conyers, the Development Authority of Rockdale County regular meeting.

Dec. 7

Class of 1961: Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m., Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, Covington, the Newton County High School Class of 1961 meeting, 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood or visit: www.newtoncountyhighschool1961.com.

Dec. 8

Rockdale Board of Education: Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockdale Board of Education monthly work session, 770-860-4280.

A Nashville Christmas: Dec. 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m., Social Circle Theater, the theater presents “A Nashville Christmas” tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $10 per person for group rates, visit: www.socialcircletheater.com or 770-464-2269.

Porterdale’s Tour of Homes: Dec. 8 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Porterdale, the Friends of Porterdale hosts Porterdale’s Christmas in the Village Tour of Homes, tickets: $20, tickets can be purchased at Spires, Square Perk, Mayfield’s in Newton Plaza and Burnie’s BBQ.

Prime Timers: Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m., Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Student Warehouse, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, the Prime Timers (those 50 years of age and older) meeting and program presented by the Ebenezer Pre-school children, 770-483-7016.

Dec. 9

Designer Showcase: Dec. 9 at from 5 to 8 p.m., Conyers First United Methodist Church, 927 Main St., Designer Showcase Parish of the Conyers FUMC’s Candlelight Tour — include gift shop, tea room and door prizes, tickets: $8 per person, 770-602-2606.

RMC Auxiliary Sale: Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, Cafeteria, 1412 Milstead Ave., the Rockdale Medical Center Auxiliary hosts a jewelry, handbags, toys and gift sale, 770-918-3007.

Dec. 10

Designer Showcase: Dec. 10 at from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., Conyers First United Methodist Church, 927 Main St., Designer Showcase Parish of the Conyers FUMC’s Open House — include gift shop, tea room and door prizes, tickets: $8 per person, 770-602-2606.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 10 from 8 to 11 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, the church hosts a Breakfast with Santa, cost: $6 (includes picture) and a Secret Santa Shop for children.

Used Book Sale: Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., the Friends of the Library hosts a used book sale.

Dec. 11

Christmas Cantata: Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2460 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas cantata, 770-388-7438.

“Hope is Born Emmanuel”: Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts “Hope is Born Emmanuel” program, 770-922-2027.

Dec. 14

Newton Chapter DAR: Dec. 14 at 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, the Newton Chapter DAR meeting and Christmas musical program featuring Becky Williams.

Dec. 15

Rockdale Board of Education: Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockdale Board of Education regular monthly meeting, 770-860-4280.

Dec. 17

Toy Give Away: Dec. 17 at 6 p.m., Be Thou Healed Global Church, 1445 McDonough Highway, Conyers, the church hosts a toy give away (restrictions apply) after the Christmas Drama, 770-875-5271.

2011 Believe Project: Dec. 17 from 10 a.. to 2 p.m., New Covenant Christian Ministry, 14147 Ga. Highway 268 East, Covington, National Marine Corp. Toys for Tots and United Way hosts the 2011 Believe Project A Christmas Celebration for children ages of birth to 12 years old, 770-572-8995. Lillian or 404-944-3119, Tiffany.

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Service: Dec. 24 at 4 and 6 p.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2460 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Eve service, 770-388-7438.

Christmas Eve Service: Dec. 24 at 5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts its Christmas Eve service, 770-922-2027.

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, visit our website at www.rockdalecitizen.com, call 770-483-7108, ext. 252, fax the information c/o Julie Wells at 770-483-5797.