Newton Community Calendar

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.

NSDAR Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20 S., the Col. John McIntosh Chapter NSDAR meeting and program on the DAR Good Citizens Awards and the Dorothy H. Davis Scholarships, email: JanetSkelton0713@aol.com.

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. 16

Meet and Greet with Santa Dec. 16 and 17 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Dec. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m., Rocky Plains Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 2, 3987 Highway 162, Covington, meet and greet local firefighters and Santa — pictures may be taken with your own camera, free candy canes given out to the children.

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. 19

CPR Class Dec. 19, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, recertification class will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and the CPR class for first participants or those with expired cards will be from noon to 4 p.m., cost: $40, registration required, 770-918-3416, Kathy Mattson.

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.