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Newton Community Calendar

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. 23

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Nov. 23 at 7 p.m., Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, 5510 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, the church hosts a Thanksgiving Eve service, 770-385-7691 or visit: www.abidinggrace.com.

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.

Nov. 26

Aubrae Gunderson 5K

Nov. 26 at 8:45 a.m., Heritage High School, Conyers, the seventh annual Aubrae Gunderson 5K and 1-mile fun run, registration: $20, also the High Heel Hustle begins at 10:30 a.m., visit: www.aubraegunderson.com.

Nov. 27

Hanging of the Green

Nov. 27 at 11 a.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts its annual “Hanging of the Green” event, 770-922-2027.

Dec. 1

A Nashville Christmas

Dec. 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 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.

Holiday Concert 2011

Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher St., Covington., the Covington Conyers Choral Guild presents a Holiday Concert 2011 featuring “Magnificat” and other seasonal favorites, tickets: $10, visit: www.choralguild.org.

Dec. 2

Holiday Concert 2011

Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, the Covington Conyers Choral Guild presents a Holiday Concert 2011 featuring “Magnificat” and other seasonal favorites, tickets: $10, visit: www.choralguild.org.

Dec. 3

Christmas Drama

Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., Stewart Baptist Church, 158 Stewart Church Road, Covington, the church hosts a Christmas Drama titled “From The Christ Child … to the Judgement,” free admission, nursery provided.

Holiday Quilt Bazaar

Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Highway 20 South, the Cotton Boll Quilt Guild hosts a Holiday Quilt Bazaar — crafts, baked goods, holiday items, fabric and needle crafts and more, 678-392-8264.

Hometown Holiday Parade

Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m., Olde Town Conyers, Hometown Holiday Parade, with over 70 parade entries featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, the annual community tree lighting immediately following the parade at the Rockdale County Courthouse, 770-602-2606.

Covington Christmas Parade

Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m., the Square in Covington, the Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington hosts the annual Christmas parade titled “A Southern Christmas,” (parade applications must be postmarked by Nov. 23) visit: www.covingtongalions.org.

Social Circle Tree Lighting

Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall lawn, Social Circle, Social Circle’s Lighting of the Tree “Christmas Through a Child’s Eyes,” — local choirs and local talent performing, Santa and Mrs. Claus, roast marshmallows and much more.

Dec. 4

Children’s Choir Presentation

Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, the Children’s Choir presents a Christmas presentation titled “The Christmas Journey/Rembrandt Christmas Story”, 770-922-2027.

Twilights at Chimney Park

Dec. 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Chimney Park, Covington, Twilights at Chimney Park — lights, caroling, storytelling, hot cider, giant Nutcrackers, s’more and more, cost: $3 per person or $5 per family.

Dec. 6

Chorus Concert

Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Hightower Elementary School, Conyers, the HTE Chorus presents a “December Nights, December Lights” concert, refreshments available for purchase before the show, 770-388-0751.

Dec. 7

Class of 1961

Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m., Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, Covington, the Newton County High School Class of 1961 meeting, 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood or visit: www.newtoncountyhighschool1961.com.

Dec. 8

Rockdale BOE

Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockdale Board of Education monthly work session, 770-860-4280.

A Nashville Christmas

Dec. 8 and 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.

Porterdale’s Tour of Homes

Dec. 8 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Porterdale, the Friends of Porterdale hosts Porterdale’s Christmas in the Village Tour of Homes, tickets: $20, tickets can be purchased at Spires, Square Perk, Mayfield’s in Newton Plaza and Burnie’s BBQ..

Dec. 15

Rockdale BOE

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.

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.

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.