Family and Friend Day
May 27, 11 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, off Washington Street, Covington, the church hosts a Family and Friend Day, the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Rose-Tuckers.
Memorial Day Program
May 28, 11 a.m., American Legion Post 77 presents a Memorial Day Program, 674 Legion Road, Conyers. A small lunch will be served. Please RSVP to the post after 4 p.m. at 770-483-8216.
The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.
May 29, 7:30 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, 954 North Main St., Room 44, the Rockdale BOE called a special meeting regarding Personnel.
Vacation Bible SchoolMay 30 to June 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., (6:30 to 7 p.m., dinner), Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the church hosts Vacation Bible School, 770-922-5707.
Development Committee Meeting
May 30, 11:30 a.m., City Manager's Office, 1184 Scott St., Conyers, the City of Conyers Community Development Committee meeting -- discussing the Village Design District zoning designation and the Taxi Ordiance, 770-483-4411.
May 31, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers. Sickness Prevention Health Fair featuring diabetes screening, mental health, pharmacist medicine review (bring all medication), Medicare counseling, cancer information, blood pressure and blood glucose checks. Free. Public invited. Adults only. Call 770-278-7230.
June 1, 7 p.m., Unity Church of Rockdale, 933 Commerical St., Conyers, the church hosts the First Friday Fun Concert featuring Stark Jazz Trio, tickets: $10, 770-922-6489.
June 2, 7 to 10 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway in Conyers. Super Saturday Night: Casino Night to benefit the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys & Girls Club in Conyers. Tickets are $40 and include casino-style gaming tables, music, dancing, drinks and heavy hors de oeuvres. Contact Abby Halper at email@example.com.
Feed the Community
June 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers, prepares lunch for the community. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, etc. Inflatables for kids. All welcome. For information visit www.calvarybaptistofconyers.org.
Lions Yard Sale
June 2, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oxford Lions Club annual yard sale, Ga. Highway 81 at the corner of Emory Street and Clark Street in Oxford. Call 770-786-0411 to reserve a space for $10.
Old Jail Tours
June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, the Historical Soicety hosts tours of the Old Jail Museum, 770-602-2606.Trivia NightJune 2, 6 p.m., Corner Market, 1775 Parker Road, Conyers, the second annual Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale Trivia Night and silent auction to raise funds for child abuse prevention programs, tickets: $10, 770-483-7333 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Piedmont Technical College hosts a Family Fun and Food Fest -- music and entertainment, demos, health screenings and much more, barbecue plates: $8, visit: www.gptc.edu.
Smoking Cessation Classes
June 2, 9, 16 and 23, 6 to 7 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classroom, RMC hosts smoking cessation classes, cost: $25, to register call 1-800-424-3627.
June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., J.P. Carr, Conyers, the Conyers CourtKings Minor League Pro Basketball team hosts a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 678-855-1636 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Mansfield Methodist Homecoming
June 3, 11 a.m., Mansfield United Methodist Church Homecoming, North Main Street in Mansfield, guest speaker Rev. Rick Lanford.Vacation Bible SchoolJune 3 to June 8, 6 to 9 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 Highway 278 East, Covington, the church hosts Vacation Bible School - Amazing Wonders Aviation, for kindergarten to fifth grade, 770-786-6627 or visit: www.enbchurch.org.
June 4-8, 7:30 p.m. each day, Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers. Rev. Mark Stroud, pastor of Wahoo Baptist Church, Murrayville, will be the visiting evangelist. Special singing nightly. Everyone invited. For information visit www.calvarybaptistofconyers.org.
Newton Community Band
June 4, 7 p.m., Eastside High School, band room, the Newton County Community Band invites college students and/or any adults who have not played their instruments in some time to rehearse with the NCC Band in preparation for the 2012 July 4 concert, 770-786-4816, T.K. Adams.
Lunch and Learn
June 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Conyers Garden Club Lunch & Learn, Olde Town Conyers Pavilion. Open and free to the public. Home Depot will present a program on "Raised Planting Beds." Bring your lunch. Door prizes provided by Home Depot. Event celebrates National Garden Week
Cloverbud Insect Day
June 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road in Conyers. Cloverbud Insect Day program with crafts, buggy games, and live insects. To register, call 770-278-7373.
June 7, 9 a.m., Newton County Library Board of Trustees called meeting, Library Board Room, Covington Branch.
Project ReNeWal Classic
June 8, 11 a.m., Project ReNeWal Golf tournament, Cherokee Run golf club, Conyers, For more information, call 770-860-9770.
Knit in Public
June 9, 10 a.m., Covington Square Park, World Wide Knit in Public Day. Sponsored by Covington Knitters. Bring chair, needlework and water.
Crosspoint Sports Camp
June 11-15, 6 to 9 p.m., Barksdale Elementary School, 596 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers, Crosspoint Christian Church Mega Sports Camp, sports for children including basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading. Register at Crosspoint Church, 4550 Hwy. 20. Cost is $25.
Insect Day Camp
June 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, Insect Day Camp -- create insect art, play games, make insect collections and more, for rising fourth and seventh graders, cost: $50, pre-registration required, 770-278-7373.
Preserving Your Harvest
June 12, 21 and July 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Edwards Middle School, 2633 Stanton Road in Conyers. Rockdale County Cooperative Extension program on home canning basics, low acid canning and jellied and pickled foods. Cost is $15 per class or $40 for all three classes. To register, call 770-278-7373.
Newton Historical Society
June 12, 6 to 8 p.m., 44 Jeff Cook Road, Mansfield, the Newton County Historical Society annual picnic.
East Metro Women's Luncheon
June 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mama Maria's Italian Grill, 10205 Access Road, Covington, the East Metro Women's Connection "Look 10 pounds Thinner" luncheon, Beth Bradley and Joyce Stryker speaking, reservations required for childcare and lunch, 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.
June 14, 6:30 p.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, 954 N. Main St., Rockdale BOE public hearing to discuss the FY13 Budget, 770-761-1445.
June 16, 8:15 a.m., The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, Conyers, the third annual Monastery 5K and 1 mile Fun Run, benefiting the Monastery and their Food Bank Outreach, register at www.trappist.net or call 678-964-2237.
June 25-29, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road in Conyers, Vacation Bible School, theme is "Fiesta," ages rising pre-k children through rising sixth graders.
The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, visit our Web site at www.rockdalecitizen.com, call 770-483-7108, ext. 252, fax the information c/o Julie Wells at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include an event description, sponsoring organization, date, time, place, phone number and contact person. Announcements are printed as space is available in date order.