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Community Calendar for Oct. 6, 2013

Oct. 5

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.

Pancake Supper

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.

Fall Festival

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.

Oct. 6

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.

Oct. 7

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.

Oct. 8

Development Authority

9 a.m., Office of Authority, 936 Green St., Conyers, the Development of Authority of Rockdale County meeting.

Genealogical Program

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.

Oct. 10

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.

Oct. 11

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.

Oct. 12

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.

Stew Sale

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.

Pumpkin Patch

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.

Genealogical Program

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.

Oct. 13

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.

Oct. 14

Blood Drive

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.

Oct. 16

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.

Oct. 17

Rockdale BOE

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.

Oct. 19

Marching Festival

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.

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.