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Newton Community Calendar

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.

Conyers City

Council

Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St., Conyers City Council meeting, 770-483-4411.

Dec. 8

Rockdale BOE

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.

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.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church hosts Breakfast with Santa, cost: $5 per person in advance, $6 at the door, Secret Santa Shop open too, 770-786-6027.

Nutcracker

Dec. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m., Newton High School, the Covington Regional Ballet performs the Nutcracker, tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students (tickets are $2 more at the door), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org or 770-786-8188.

Christmas Arts and Bazaar

Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Covington United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5146 Emory St., Wayne’s T-Birds, a Relay for Life team, hosts a Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar, limited booth rentals available for $25 per table, 770-786-8727.

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.

Benefit Concert

Dec. 11 at 4 p.m., St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the church hosts a Benefit Concert featuring Dona Bopp & Angel Biscuits, The Skeeters and The East Dixie Boys, $10 suggested donation, proceeds benefit Project ReNeWal.

Night of Alleluias

Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, the church’s musical team performs “Night of Alleluias” 770-787-1015.

Christmas Concert

Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m., Grace Baptist Church, 474 Crowell Road, Porterdale, the church hosts a special Christmas Concert.

Nutcracker

Dec. 11 at 3 p.m., Newton High School, the Covington Regional Ballet performs the Nutcracker, tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students (tickets are $2 more at the door), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org or 770-786-8188.

Choir Concert

Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 Highway 278 East, Covington, the choir of the church hosts a Christmas concert titled “Behold Emmanuel, Love is With Us,” 770-786-6627 or visit: www.enbchurch.org.

Dec. 13

Blood Drive

Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, RMC hosts a Red Cross commnity blood drive, visit: www.givelife.org, enter sponsor code “rockmed”.

Rockdale Retired Educators

Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m., Rockdale Baptist Church, off Smryna Road, Conyers, the Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting and program presented by the Eastside High School Chorus, lunch reservations required, 770-483-9238.

Autism Support Group

Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, Rockdale County Autism Support group’s Holiday Potluck, gift exchange, and cooking decorating (bring dish or treat to share and a $1 value wrapped gift), 770-602-1778.

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.

Memorial Open Sanctuary

Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Memorial Open Sanctuary for personal prayer and worship and to light a candle for lost loved ones, 770-922-8944.

Dec. 15

Rockdale BOE

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.

XYZ Organization

Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, the XYZ Organization lunch (reservations required by Dec. 9) and musical program present by Mark Fuller, 770-761-7966.

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 E., 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. 18

Christmas Concert

Dec. 18 at 5 p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church, Covington, the church hosts its annual Christmas Concert, 770-786-8229, the Rev. Hezekiah Benton.

Live Nativity

Dec. 18, 19 and 20 at 7 and 7:45 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 Highway 278 East, Covington, the church presents a Living Nativity drama, featuring live horses, goats and sheep which children can visit after each presentation, 770-786-6627 or visit: www.enbchurch.org.

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.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Dec. 24 at 6 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Eve candlelight service, 770-922-8944.

Calvary’s Candlelight Service

Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 120 Crowell Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Eve candlelight service, 770-787-0511, Pastor Tim Walden.

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.