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Community Calendar for Nov. 28, 2013

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 email: Gcadwell@hhbcga.org.

Newton County Landfill

The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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. 2

Holiday Concert

7:30 p.m., Eastside High School, Covington, the Community Band Holiday Concert, free event, visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Dec. 3

Love Light Tree

6 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Atrium, the lighting of Rockdale Medical Center’s Love Light Tree — Peachtree Academy chorus preforming, RMC Auxiliary selling 2013 Love Light Tree Commemorative Ornaments for $10.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.