Newton Community Calendar

Nov. 11

Newton Landfill and Recycling Centers: The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Nov. 12

Run for Relief 5K: Nov. 12 at 8 a.m., American Legion Post 77, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, the annual Run for Relief 5K and 1-mile benefitting Rockdale Emergency Relief, registration: $20, email: RERAshley@BellSouth.net.

Book Sale: Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., the Friends of the Library hosts a used books sale for all ages and interests.

Church Chicken Barbecue: Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, the church hosts a chicken barbecue, cost: $7 per plate, carry out only.

"Footloose:" Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 2400 Granade Road, school auditorium, the Patriot Players Theatre Group at Heritage High School presents “Footloose, The Musical,” tickets: $6 students/seniors, $12 adults. Info: www.patriotplayers.com

Chili Challenge: Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church hosts third annual Public Safety Chili Challenge and Vintage British Car Show, 210 North Broad St., Monroe. Admission: $5 adults, chilren under 12 free. Info: www.saintalbansmonroe.org

Nov. 13

“A Taste of Soul”: Nov. 13, after the 10 a.m. service, Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Women’s Missionary Society hosts “A Taste of Soul,” cost: $.50 a taste, 770-922-5707.

Choir Anniversary: Nov. 13 at 3 p.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Male Choir of the church celebrates its 15th anniversary, light dinner served after program, 678-646-2001.

Honoring Veterans: Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m., Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, 5520 Highway 212, Covington, the church hosts a special service honoring all Veterans, 770-385-7691.

Nov. 14

Middle Ridge Elementary: Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Middle Ridge Elementary School, Newton, Supplemental Educational Services hosts a parent information meeting on free tutoring for students attending a Title I “Needs Improvement” school, 770-787-1300 ext. 1288.

Georgia Medicaid Basics: Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, Parent to Parent hosts a free training on Georgia Medicaid Basics and Home and Community-based services, 770-602-1778, Katherine McGuire.

Nov. 15

South Rockdale Civic Assoc.: Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138 South, the SRCA hosts a nation forum with the top panelists in the nation on acquiring new digital 911 infrastructure, e-mail: president@srca.bz.

Oath of Office: Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., Council Chambers at Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory St., as per the City of Covington Charter Section 25, the official Oath of Office will be administered to those persons who, on Nov. 8, were duly elected to the Municipal offices of Mayor and/or City Council for the City of Covington.

Nov. 16

Harvest Revival: Nov. 16 to 18, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, the church hosts a Harvest Revival — the Rev. Layne Fields, the Rev. Robert Nealy and the Rev. Hezekiah Benton speaking, 770-922-5791.

One Act Competition: Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Alcovy High School, Auditorium, Covington, AHS’s One Act Competition Play “dont u luv me?”, cost: $2 donation or 2 canned goods, which will be donated to the food pantry for the holidays.

Conyers Housing Authority: Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m., H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1412 Summer Circle, the Board of Commissioners meeting for Conyers Housing Authority, 770-483-9301.

Fall Book Sale: Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Newborn Library Service Outlet, Newborn, the Friends of the Library hosts a Fall book sale.

Nov. 17

Rockdale BOE: Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, 770-860-4280.

Lighting of the Courthouse: Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., Newton County Courthouse, Lighting of the Courthouse on the Square event featuring the Oxford Singing Children, the Newton County Community Band, Covington Regional Ballet and others, free event.

XYZ Organization: Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, XYZ Organization meeting and musical program featuring Keith and Cathy Peters, (deadline to register for lunch is Nov. 11), 770-761-7966.

Master Gardeners Sale: Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Rockdale Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, the Rockdale Master Gardeners Gift Shop Holiday Clearance Sale — wide variety of beautiful accents to dress up everything from flowerbed to flowerpots, price range: $2 to $25, 770-278-7373.

Nov. 18

Covington Charter Meeting: Nov. 18 at 2 p.m., Covington City Hall, Conference room, the Covington Charter Committee meeting.

Fall Book Sale: Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Newton County Library System, 7116 Floyd St., the Friends of the Library hosts a Fall book sale.

Nov. 19

Christian Concert: Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., Trails for Christ Worship Center, 132 South Cherokee St., Social Circle, the church hosts a Christian Country artist Tammy Bogel, The Kenneth Sweat Band and the Trails for Christ Band, 678-906-6732.

Turkey Trot 5K: Nov. 19 at 8 a.m., Elks Aidmore Children’s Center, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, the 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1-mile Tot Trot, benefiting Elks’s Aidmore, visit: www.elksaidmore.com or 770-483-3535.

Defensive Driving Class: Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, a defensive driving class, cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members (veterans and their families are free for the month of November) completion of class may help lower auto insurance, to register call 770-922-7965.

Fall Benefit Concert: Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, the church hosts its annual Fall Benefit Concert, bring canned goods and non-perishable items — proceeds benefit needy families during the Holiday season, 404-556-8566.

Fall Book Sale: Nov. 19 and 20 from 1 to 5 p.m., Porter Memorial Branch, the Friends of the Library hosts a fall book sale.

“Kick the Stuffing Out of Cancer!” Nov. 19 at 7:30 a.m., Peek’s Chapel Elementary School, 2800 Avalon Parkway, Conyers, The Wellness Committee of Peek’s Chapel hosts a “Kick the Stuffing Out of Cancer!” 5K Run/Walk, cost: $3 for one or $5 for two kids, $6 for one or $10 for two adults, prizes and more, e-mail: arussell@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Nov. 22

Soil and Water Conservation: Nov. 22 at 8:30 a.m., Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission’s Regional Office, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers the Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 770-761-3020.

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.