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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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