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Newton Community Calendar

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.

Christmas Cantata Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2900 Salem Road, Conyers, the Chancel Choir of the church hosts a Christmas Cantata titled “I Hear the Prophet Callin’,” 770-786-0111.

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.

Toy Give Away Dec. 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Augustus Lett Community Building, 1002 Hardin St., Conyers, WCJ Outreach Ministries hosts a Toy Give-away, refreshments served, pre-registration required for toys, 770-929-0770, Nellie or to make donations, 770-761-0078, Patricia.

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.

Old-fashioned Christmas Dec. 18 at 6 p.m., Honey Creek Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Honey Creek Road and Ebenezer Road, Conyers, the church hosts an Old-fashioned Christmas celebration featuring professional harpist, Kristi Pass.

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.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24 at 6 p.m., Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2900 Salem Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Eve candlelight service, 770-786-0111.

Jan. 4

NHS Class of 1961 Jan. 4 at 11:30 a.m., Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, Covington, the Newton County High School Class of 1961 meeting and lunch, 770-267-4259 or visit: www.newtonocountyhighschool1961.com.

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.