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Community Calendar for Aug. 23, 2013

Aug. 24

Gospel Explosion

Aug. 24, 6 p.m., Rockdale Auditorium, Conyers, Bald Rock Baptist Church hosts a Gospel Explosion featuring B. Chase Williams, the Sha Bach Choir, the Atlanta Chapter GMWA Choir and more, tickets: $20 per person, 404-556-8566, Charlotta Kennedy.

30th Class Reunion

Aug. 24, 8 to 10 p.m., held at the Whistle Post, Conyers, the Heritage High School and Rockdale High School Class of 1983 — 30 year reunion, 404-861-9280, Lisa Tolmich Haughey or 404-583-0450, Vonda Stallings Wiebe.

Church Barbecue and Stew Sale

Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Red Oak UMC, off Hwy. 36, Covington, the church hosts a Barbecue and Stew sale, eat-in or carry-out.

Portedale Reunion

Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Historic Porter Memorial Gymnasium, the 2013 annual Porterdale Reunion “Celebrating the Heritage,” visit: www.friendsofporterdaleinc.org.

Prayer Breakfast

Aug. 24, 9 a.m., Fellowship of Jesus Christ Church, 1581 Lester Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Prayer Breakfast, 770-713-6122.

Pet Vaccine Clinic

Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 1522 Highway 138, Conyers, the Hometown Animal Rescue hosts a Pet Vaccine Clinic — shots are $10 each and micro chips are $20 each, cash only, visit: wwwhometownanimalrescue-ga.com.

Gift Shop and Plant Clinic

Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rockdale Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby B, Conyers, the Rockdale County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers hosts a Gift Shop and Plant Clinic — plant stakes, wind chimes, bird feeders, cookbook and more, 770-278-7373.

Aug. 25

Macedonia Baptist’s Homecoming

Aug. 25, 11 a.m., Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers, the church hosts its annual Homecoming service, 770-922-2661.

Author Speaking

Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 4140 Clark St., Covington, the Daughters of the King hosts author and inspirational speaker, Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, reception to follow in the parish hall.

Sims Chapel Homecoming

Aug. 25, 11 a.m., Sims Chapel Baptist Church, Hwy. 142, Covington, the church celebrates its Homecoming service, dinner served following the service.

Aug. 27

Rockdale Retired Educators

Aug. 27. 11:30 a.m., First Methodist Church, off Main St., Conyers, the Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting and program titled: “Two Who Dared: The Sharp’s War,” reservations required for lunch, 770-483-6808.

Aug. 26

Choral Guild Registration

Aug. 26, Rockdale Auditorium, off Main St., Conyers, the Covington/Conyers Choral Guild hosts registration for the fall season for returning members from 6:15 to 6:55 p.m. and for new members from 7 to 9:15 p.m., 678-468-0616, Nancy.

Aug. 29

Blood Drive

Aug. 29, 3 to 7 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Hwy. 138 SW, the church hosts an American Red Cross Blood Drive, 770-483-4338.

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