Newton Community Calendar

Feb. 14

East Metro Women’s Luncheon Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, 10205 Access Road, Covington, the East Metro Women’s Connection “Timeless Treasures Party” luncheon, program presented by Linda Cloer, reservations required for luncheon and childcare by Feb. 9, 770-786-8352, Ann or 770-787-6457.

Feb. 16

BOE Public Hearing Feb. 16 at 6:45 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockdale County Board of Education hosts a public hearing — public input regarding the development of the school system’s FY13 operating budget.

BOE Monthly Meeting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, 770-761-1445.

Board of Assessors Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., BOA Conference Room, 981 Milstead Ave., Board of Assessors work session.

XYZ Organization Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, the XYZ Organization meeting and musical program presented by Gary Stevens, 770-761-7966, Johnnie.

Feb. 17

Music Concert Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., The Church at Covington, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Oxford, free music concert featuring Timothy K. Adams Jr., David Budway and Dwayne Dolphin.

Hospital Authority Meeting Feb. 17 at 3:15 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, Hospital Authority Board Room, 1412 Milstead Ave., the Hospital Authority of Rockdale County Finance and Audit Committee meeting.

Feb. 18

Sweetheart Dance Feb. 18 from 7 to 11 p.m., J.P. Carr Community Center, 981 Taylor St., Conyers, The Stewards and Trustees of Rock Temple AME Church hosts a Sweetheart Dance, cost: $10 (for ages 18 and up), 770-922-5707.

Arbor Day Celebration Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, City Hall and Park off Clark St., Oxford, City of Oxford’sArbor Day celebration — Daniel Bauer and Beryl Budd speaking, art and writing contests winners from Cousins Middle School and Flint Hill Elementary School, refreshments and more, 770-786-5040.

Feb. 20

CPR Class Feb. 20, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms 2 and 3, recertification class is from 8:30 to 11 a.m., CPR class for participants who have never taken the class before is from noon to 4 p.m., fee: $40, registration required, 770-918-3416, Kathy Mattson.

Feb. 21

Blood Drive Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, RMC hosts a Community Blood Drive, register at www.givelife.org, enter sponsor code “rockmed.”

Feb. 24

‘Red Hot and Healthy’ Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, East Tower Classrooms, 1412 Milstead Ave., Rockdale Medical Center hosts it annual “Red Hot and Healthy” luncheon and fashion show, cost: $25 per person, reservations required by Feb. 20, 770-918-3911.

Feb. 25

Barbecue and Stew Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Oak UMC, 15105 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, take out barbecue and brunswick stew, preorders only, $8 per pound of pork, $8 per quart of stew, 770-787-0404 or 770-385-8579 J.L. Bailey.

A Taste of the South Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Covington Fire Station, 2101 Pace St., Covington, New Hope Baptist Church hosts “A Taste of the South” — samples of Southern food, cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children, 770-786-3303.

March 6

Preschool Pops March 6 and 7 at 10 a.m, Rockdale Auditiorium, the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents Preschool Pops — “Alphabet Soup Seconds” performed by Wendy Bennett, cost: $3 for children, free for adults, 770-922-3143 or visit: www.conyersarts.org.

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.