Community Calendar for Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 23

Turkey Trot

8 a.m., Elks Aidmore, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, the 15th annual Cross Country 5K Turkey Trot and 1-mile Turkey Tot Trot, cost: pre-registration $20, day of the race $25, 770-483-3535.

Pet Vaccine Clinic

9 a.m. to noon, St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the Hometown Animal Rescue hosts a Pet Vaccine Clinic — shots are $10 each and microchips are $20 each, visit: www.hometownanimcalrescue-ga.com.

Nov. 26

Rockdale Retired Educators

11:30 a.m., First Methodist Church of Conyers, 921 Main St., the Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting and a representative of Rockdale Emergency Relief will be speaking, reservations for lunch required, 770-483-6808, Helen.

Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving

7 p.m., St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, St. Simon’s Church, Epiphany Lutheran Church, Conyers United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church and St. Pius X Catholic Church hosts the 24th annual Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving service, 770-483-3242.

Soil and Water Conservation

8:30 a.m., Rockdale County Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, the Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 478-445-5766.

Community Thanksgiving Service

7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1169 Clark St., Covington, the annual Community Thanksgiving Worship service hosted by First Presbyterian, Grace United Methodist, St. Paul A.M.E., Church of the Good Shepherd, First Baptist Church of Covington and Covington First United Methodist Church, 770-786-7321.

Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Dinner

Noon to 2 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts a free, communitywide Thanksgiving Dinner, reservations requested, 770-922-2027 or e-mail: Gcadwell@hhbcga.org.

Nov. 30

Southern Folk Advent

4 p.m., Old Church, on the Oxford College Campus, Meridian Herald’s 21st annual Southern Folk Advent service featuring The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band, the Meridian Chorale and E. Brooks Holifield speaking, visit www.meridianhearld.org.

Newborn Dixie Jubilee

5 p.m., The Historic School House, 4326 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, a Gospel show featuring Logan Smith, the Dixie Gentlemen and others, free admission, 770-786-8662, Steve Biggers.

Dec. 1

Hanging of the Green Service

11 a.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the church hosts its annual Hanging of the Green Service, 770-922-2027.

Dec. 4

Blood Drive

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oxford City Hall, 110 W. Clark St., Covington Badges for Life Blood Drive, visit: www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: covbfl).

Dec. 5

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. 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.

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 Holiday 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.

Christian Training Class

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Highway 138 N.E., the church hosts a Word Lab Healing Training Class, cost: $25 (before Nov. 30) or $30 — includes workbook, 404-363-1491.

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.

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.

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.