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.
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.
7 p.m., 954 North Main St., Rockdale County Board of Education work session, 770-761-1458.
7:30 to 11:30 p.m., American Legion Post 77, 674 Legion Road, Conyers, a Christmas Oldies Dance, cost: $5 before 8 p.m., $7 after 8 p.m., 404-241-4023.
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.
6 p.m., Berean Baptist Church, 12975 U.S. Highway 278, Social Circle, the Worship Choirs of the church present “Christ Was Born For This,” 678-625-3551 or visit: acts1711.org.
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.
10:25 a.m., Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Highway 20 SE, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Celebration titled, “And On Earth … Peace,” 770-483-1887.
11 a.m. and 6 p.m, Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, the church presents “Down From His Glory,” 770-788-7868.
3 and 6 p.m., First Baptist Conyers, the choir presents a Christmas concert titled: “The Gift of Christmas,” 770-483-8700 or visit: firstconyers.com.
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.
7 p.m., 954 North Main St., Rockdale County Board of Education regular session, 770-761-1458.
10 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, the BOA work session, 770-278-7650.
10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, the XYZ Organization meeting, program presented by Joanie Fitzgerald, (deadline to register for lunch is Dec. 13), 770-761-7966, Johnnie.
Bethlehem: A Living Nativity
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.
Christmas Candlelight Service
11 a.m., Community Worship International, 1695 Hill St., Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Candlelight Worship Service, visit: www.communityworship.org.
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.
Trinity’s Christmas Eve Service
6 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Eve service, visit, www. trinityconyers.org.
Allen UMC’s Christmas Eve Services
2 and 6 p.m., Allen Memorial United Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, Do-It-Yourself Nativity at 2 p.m. (come dressed as a character from the Christmas story) and a Candlelight service at 6 p.m., 770-786-7414.
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