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Newton Community Calendar

Nov. 15

South Rockdale Civic Assoc.: Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. 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.

Covington 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.

NSDAR: Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20 S., Conyers, the Col. John McIntosh Chapter NSDAR meeting and program presented by Dr. Carter Rogers, Lt. Col, e-mail: JanetSkleton0713@aol.com.

ABWA Meeting: Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, off Dogwood Drive, Conyers, the American Business Woman’s Association meeting, Neca Smith speaking, 770-918-2588.

Nov. 17

Rockdale School Board: 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.

‘Footloose’: Nov. 17 at 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, visit: www.patriotplayers.com.

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.

Rutledge Country Christmas: Nov. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 20 from noon to 5 p.m., City of Rutledge, the 32nd annual Rutledge County Christmas — crafters, refreshments, barbecue, food, horse drawn carriage rides, mini train and much more, 706-818-0783.

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.

Feed the Hungry Dinner: Nov. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m., Augusta Lett Community Building, 1002 Hardin St., Conyers, WCJ Outreach Ministeries hosts Feed the Hungry Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, free, 770-875-5377 or 770-761-0078.

Nov. 20

Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner: Nov. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m., American Legion Post 77, 674 Legion Road, Conyers, the American Legion Post 77 hosts the first annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Senior Veterans and Seniors in the community who are 65 years of age and older, sign-up at the Legion or call 770-483-8216.

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.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service: Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, Epiphany Lutheran, along with 13 other local churches, hosts a Ecumenical Thanksgiving service, 770-483-6222.

Retired Educators: Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m., Rockdale Baptist Church, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyer, the Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, Russell Palmgren speaking, reservations for lunch required, 770-483-9238.

Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Dinner: Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., held at Ficquett Theme School, Williams St., Covington, the Newton County Minister’s Unions hosts its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Senior Citizens, transportation available, 770-784-0037.

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