Jan. 6

Gospel Singing

Jan. 6, 6 p.m., Community Church of Praise, 3851 Union Church Road, Stockbridge, the church hosts a Gospel singing featuring Jeff and Sheri Easter, 770-918-0008, Ken Smith.

Community Orchestra Rehearsals

Jan. 6, 2 to 4 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, off Salem Road, the Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra hosts rehearsals for the Winter/Spring Season, 770-787-2263, Arlene Woods.

Jan. 7

Covington/Conyers Choral Guild

Jan. 7, Rockdale Auditorium, Conyers, the Covington/Conyers Choral Guild hosts registration (6:15 to 6:55 p.m.) and rehearsal to follow at 7 p.m., (other dates: Jan. 14 and Jan. 22), bassess and tenors welcomed, 770-483-1295 Carol.

Newton Community Band

Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Eastside High School, band room, Covington, Newton County Community Band resumes reshearsals, 770-786-5040, LaTrelle Oliver.

Newton READS

Newton County READS announces GED, Literacy, and English as a Second Language classes will begin Jan. 7. There are four sites with different times to suit varying schedules, e-mail ncrlged@gmail.com or call 678-342-7943 for more information.

Jan. 8

Conyers DDA meeting

Jan. 8, 6 p.m., 1184 Scott St., the Conyers Downtown Development Authority meeting, 770-483-4411.

Dance Lessons

Jan. 8 (Tuesdays only), Elks-Aidmore Children’s Center, off Morrison Road, Conyers, square dance lessons from 6:30 to 8 and Beginner Waltz for couples only from 8 to 9:30 p.m., 770-786-4774, Glennis Jolley.

Jan. 9

Class of 1961

Jan. 9, 11:30 a.m., meet at Mama Maria’s Italian Grill Restaurant, off the Access Road, Covington, the Newton County Class of 1961 lunch meeting, 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood or visit: www.newtoncounty-highschool1961.com.

Jan. 12

Used Book Sale

Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, the Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library hosts a used book sale.

Jan. 13

Gospel Singing

Jan. 13, 6 p.m., High Point Baptist Church, 12025 Hwy. 36, Covington, the church hosts a Gospel singing featuring The Diplomats, 770-787-9522 or 770-787-9711.

Jan. 22

Soil and Water Conservation meeting

Jan. 22, 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 or email event information to julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com. Include an event description, sponsor, date, time, place, phone number and contact person.