Fish Fry and Car Wash
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veal Street Community Center and Park, Conyers, the Men’s Day Committee of Rock Temple AME Church hosts a Fish Fry ($7 donation) and a Car Wash ($10 donation), 770-922-5707.
Salem UMC’s Barbecue
11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church its annual barbecue and Brunswick stew sale, $8 for plates or quarts each, proceeds benefit mission programs, 770-786-6027.
Driver Safety Class
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, driver safety class, cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members, bring a lunch, registration requested, 770-922-7965.
Fall Festival and Health Fair
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monastery of the Holy Spirit, off Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the Monastery hosts the 2013 Fall Festival and Health Fair — petting zoo, hay rides, arts and crafts, classic cars, free health screenings and much more, visit: www.trappist.net.
Arts in Motion 5K
7:30 a.m., Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, 910 Center St., Conyers, the CRCA hosts its third annual Arts in Motion 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run, visit: conyersarts.org.
5 to 8 p.m., Covington Lions Club, 3120 Conyers St., Covington, the Covington Lions’ hosts their third annual Pancake Supper, tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 7 years of age, tickets purchased through Lions members or Mayfield Hardware on the Plaza, visit: www.covingtongalions.org.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peeks Chapel Baptist Church, 3185 Old Salem Road, Conyers, the church hosts its annual Fall Festival — garage sale, games, food, prizes and more, 678-468-6438.
Family and Friends Day
11 a.m., Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, the church hosts a Family and Friends Day, Pastor J. DeLand Shorter speaking, 770-922-5791.
Voter Registration Drive
1 to 4 p.m., Walgreen’s, off Elm St., Covington, Rockdale-Newton League of Women’s Voters hosts a Voter Registration Drive, 678-625-4728, Minister Elizabeth Partridge-Godfrey.
9 a.m., Office of Authority, 936 Green St., Conyers, the Development of Authority of Rockdale County meeting.
6 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, Library Meeting Room, 864 Green St., Conyers, in observance of Family History Month the library hosts a Genealogical program, “Genealogy Software Review” presented by Chris Zawadzki, 770-388-5041.
East Atlanta Revival
7 p.m., Life Church Conyers, 3130 Salem Road, Conyers, the church hosts an East Atlanta Revival, Oct. 10 to 12, Evangelists James and Monica Satcher speaking, musical guest Phillip Slaughter, visit: www.LifeChurchConyers.org.
Friday Fun Concert
7 p.m., Unity Church and Spiritual Center of Rockdale, 933 Commercial St., Conyers, the church hosts its Friday Fun Concert featuring Jennifer Ferren, suggested love offering of $10, 770-922-6489.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
10 a.m. to noon, Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the church hosts a Men’s Prayer Breakfast titled, “Men on the Rise,” the Rev. Eric Flanagan, $10 donation, 770-922-5707.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mt. Pleasant UMC, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and County Road 229, the United Methodist Men of the church hosts their semi-annual Brunswick Stew sale, cost: $8 per quart (carry out only), 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt.
Celebrate Jesus at Shiloh UMC
4 to 8 p.m., Shiloh UMC, 10 Almon Church Road, Almon Ball Field, the church hosts Celebrate Jesus, an event featuring The Denny’s, The Remedy, The Johnson’s, Ty Rumble and Kidz and many more; children’s games; food and drawings for six $100 gift cards, 770-787-1087.
Salem United Methodist Church hosts its annual Pumpkin Patch from Oct. 12 to Oct. 31. The hours are Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m., 770-786-6027.
Noon, Nancy Guinn Library, Library Meeting Room, 864 Green St., Conyers, in observance of Family History Month the library hosts a Genealogical program, “Family Tree Maker 2012” presented by Chris Zawadzki, 770-388-5041.
Men’s Day Celebration
2 p.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the church hosts its annual Men’s Day Celebration, Brother Michael Dennard speaking, light dinner served following the service, 770-922-5707.
Rockdale Genealogical Society
3 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, the Rockdale County Genealogical Society meeting, Andy Carter speaking, 770-388-7113, Gerre Byrd.
1:30 to 7:30 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, a Red Cross Blood Drive, 770-388-7236, Dave Bennett.
Conyers Housing Authority meeting
4:30 p.m., H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, the Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, 770-483-9301.
7 p.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, 954 N. Main St., the Rockdale BOE work session, 770-761-1458.
Family Fun Night
6 to 9 p.m., Covington Walmart parking lot, the Covington Fire Department hosts a Family Fun Night — safety presentations, games and prizes, raffles and more.
Noon, Rockdale County High School, Reid Stadium, 1174 Bulldog Circle, RCHS hosts the 36th Annual Greater Atlanta Marching Festival, entrance fee: $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children ages 5 and under.
Pet Vaccine Clinic
9 a.m. to noon, St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, Hometown Animal Rescue hosts a Pet Vaccine Clinic — shots are $10 each and microchips are $20 each, 678-964-4274 or visit: www.hometownanimalrescue-ga.com.
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