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Newton Community Calendar

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.

A Nashville Christmas Dec. 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.

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.

A Nashville Christmas 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.

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. 12

Rockdale Parks Commission Dec. 12 at 5 p.m., Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, the Rockdale County Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. The SPLOST Recreation Sub-Committee meets afterwards at 6:15 p.m., 770278-7268.

Madrigal Dinner Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., Rockdale County High School, Cafeteria, the Rockdale County High School Chorus and Theater Department hosts a Madrigal Dinner with singing of holiday songs, tickets: $10, 770-483-8754, ext. 28147, C. Augustus Godbee.

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 received 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 Ramsey.

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.

Rockdale Developers Meeting Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, J.P. Carr Center, 981 Taylor St., Conyers, the Rockdale County Department of Planning and Development hosts an informational meeting to update builders on development issues on storm water, zoning and construction sites management, 770-278-7100, Kelli.

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.

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 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.

Choir Anniversary Dec. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Sanctuary Choir celebrates its anniversary with a special musical program, refreshments served following the service, 770-922-5707.

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.