Community Calendar for Dec. 5, 2013

Community Calendar

Dec. 5

Choral Guild Christmas

8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher St., Covington, the Covington/Conyers Choral Guild presents “A Choral Guild Christmas,” tickets: $10 per person.

Rockdale BOA

10 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, the BOA general meeting, 770-278-7650.

Dec. 6

Christmas Bazaar

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., (Dec. 6 and 7), Masonic Building Basement, 1107 Pace St., Covington, the Alcovyettes host a Christmas Bazaar, process benefit charities.

Porterdale Parade

7 p.m., Downtown Porterdale, the annual Porterdale Parade — Santa and live reindeer, lighting of the town Christmas tree, bonfire, food and more, register parade entries at City Hall, 770-786-2217.

Choral Guild Christmas

8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St., Conyers, the Covington/Conyers Choral Guild presents “A Choral Guild Christmas,” tickets: $10 per person.

Christmas in Covington

Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 4 and 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Covington, Christmas in Covington featuring the Oxford Singing Children and Oxford Youth Singers, cost: $10 general public, $8 for seniors and $5 for students, visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Olde Town Christmas Party

5 to 8 p.m., Olde Town Conyers, visits with Santa, Secret Santa Shop, a production of “A Conyers Kids Christmas Carol” presented by the Conyers Kids and the Spiritual Center of Rockdale and more, 770-602-2606.

Dec. 7

Christmas Toy Run

9 a.m. (ride at 11 a.m.), Stone Mountain Harley Davidson, Conyers, The Conyers Riding Association Inc. hosts its 23rd annual Christmas Toy Run, all proceeds benefit Rockdale Emergency Relief, cost: $15 per bike and $10 for passenger or toys of equal value, email: CRAnewspaper@yahoo.com.

Covington’s Christmas Parade

10:30 a.m., parade lineup will take place on Newton Drive, Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington hosts the annual Covington’s Holiday Parade — “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child,” visit: www.covingtongalions.org.

Santa Breakfast

9 to 11 a.m., Salem United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 3962 Salem Road, Conyers, the hosts a Santa Breakfast and Secret Santa Shop, cost: $6, breakfast and pictures with Santa included, 770-786-6027.

Breakfast with Santa

9 a.m. to noon, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2460 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the church hosts Breakfast with Santa — photos, crafts and Secret Santa shop, cost: $4 per person, 770-388-7438.

Christmas Drama

7 p.m., Dec. 7 and 8, Stewart Baptist Church, 158 Stewart Church Road, Covington, the church hosts its 6th annual Christmas Drama titled, “From The Christ Child to The Judgment,” free admission, nursery provided, 404-213-0756 or visit: www.stewartbaptist.org.

Advent by Candlelight

6 to 9 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, the Parish Council of Catholic Women hosts Advent by Candlelight — Fr. Randall Mattox, Deacon Stuart Mead and Beth Gowasack speaking, appetizers and desserts served, cost: $10 per person, reservations preferred, 770-788-7606, Karen Williams, or email: asa.wms@comcast.net.

Food Collection

8 to 11 a.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church is collecting boxed and canned goods for the hungry — all of the donations will be taken to the food banks in Rockdale and Newton counties, 770-786-6027.

Conyers Holiday Parade

4:30 p.m., Olde Town Conyers, the annual Conyers Hometown Holiday Parade featuring over 70 float entries and the Community Tree Lighting at the Rockdale County Courthouse following the parade, 770-602-2606.

Dec. 8

Twilights at Chimney Park

5 to 7:30 p.m., Chimney Park, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, the annual Twilights at Chimney Park event — festival lights, caroling, Santa, hot dogs, s’mores and more, cost: $5 per person, free for children 2 years old and under.

Christmas Tour of Homes

1 to 5 p.m., Olde Town, the Pilot Club of Conyers hosts a Christmas Tour of Homes in Historic District of Olde Town, cost: $12 prior to the tour, $15 the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at the Conyers Welcome Center or be a Pilot member, 404-394-3474, Lillis Brown.

Bethlehem: A Living Nativity

6 and 7:30 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, the church hosts Bethlehem: A Living Nativity, free admission, 770-786-6627.

Children’s Musical

5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts a Children’s Musical titled, “How far is it to Bethlehem?” 770-922-2027.

Dec. 9

Prayer Service

7 p.m., J.P. Carr Community Center, 981 Taylor St., Conyers, a Community Intercessory Prayer Service, 770-761-6841, Warren McCullough.

Dec. 10

Retired Educators

11:30 a.m., First Methodist Church, 921 Main St., Conyers, the Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, reservations for lunch required, 770-483-6808, Helen.

East Metro Women’s Luncheon

11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, 10205 Access Road, Covington, the Covington/Conyers East Metro Women’s Connection’s “Kandy Kane Christmas” luncheon and program, Darrell Palmes and Linda Armstrong speaking. Cost: $14 per person, reservations required for luncheon and childcare, 770-786-8352, Jean.

Dec. 11

Garden Gift Shop

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, the Rockdale County Master Gardener Extension volunteers hosts a Garden Gift Shop with wind chimes, fairy garden ideas, stocking stuffers, cookbooks and more, 770-278-7373.

Dec. 12

Rockdale BOE

7 p.m., 954 North Main St., Rockdale County Board of Education work session, 770-761-1458.

Dec. 14

Holiday Market

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Allen United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, the church hosts its annual Handmade Arts and Craft Holiday Market — free breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m., silent auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., vendor space still available, 770-786-7414.


2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, Porter Hall, Covington, the Newton County Arts Association hosts the Nutcracker featuring the Covington Regional Ballet, cost: $20 for adults, $15 for senior and $5 for students, visit: www.NewtonCountyArts.org.

Dec. 15

Musical Celebration

6 p.m., Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, the choir, soloists and worship ensemble of the church hosts a musical celebration titled, “Amazing Grace is Born,” visit: www.gatewaycommunity.org.

Worship Choir Christmas Presentation

11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway, 212, Conyers, the Adult Choir presents “Bethlehem Morning,” 770-922-2027.

Dec. 16

Crafts at the Library

4 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, the Youth Services department hosts a Holiday “Drop-In” crafts event, 770-385-5040.

Dec. 19

Rockdale BOE

7 p.m., 954 North Main St., Rockdale County Board of Education regular session, 770-761-1458.

Rockdale BOA

10 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, the BOA work session, 770-278-7650.

Dec. 24

Heritage Hills Christmas Eve Service

5 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church holds its Christmas Eve service, 770-922-2027.

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.