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Community Calendar for Oct. 11, 2013

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.

Symphony Orchestra Performance

7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, the Arts Association of Newton County hosts the Converse College Symphony Orchestra, free event, www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Writing Conference

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. 15

Health Care Forum

12:30 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 U.S. Highway 278 East, Covington, Health Care Forum, Dr. Kevin Smith and Dr. Danny Walters speaking, 770-786-6627 or visit: www.enbchurch.org.

Hospital Finance Committee

5 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, East Tower, 1412 Milstead Ave., Finance Committee of the Hospital Authority of Rockdale County meeting, 770-922-1441.

Hospital Authority

5:30 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, North Tower, 1412 Milstead Ave., the Hospital Authority Board of Trustees meeting, 770-922-1441.

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.

XYZ Organization

10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, the XYZ Organization meeting and program presented by Darrell Huckaby, deadline to register for lunch is Oct. 11, 770-761-7933, Johnnie.

Women’s Conference

Oct. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. and Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., Living Water of Christ, 1806 Yellow St., Conyers, the church hosts a Women’s Conference, Evangelist Rhonda Harlan speaking, 770-255-8701.

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.

Harvest Festival

8 to 11 a.m., Covington’s Harvest Festival 2013 — the annual Mutt Show, Tractor Showcase and Parade at 6 p.m., Vendors, Crafts and more from noon to 7 p.m., and the showing of “Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m., visit: www.downtowncovington.org.

Tour of Homes

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Newborn Schoolhouse, off Ga. Highway 142, the Newborn Garden Club hosts the Newborn Tour of Homes, tour 10 historic homes and landmarks in Newborn, cost: $15 in advance or $20 day of tour, visit: www.newborntourofhomes.org.

Church Barbecue

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, the church hosts its annual Fall Barbecue, tickets: $8 for barbecue plates, 770-786-7414.

Casino Night

7 to 11 p.m., Piedmont Technical College, Newton Conference Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, the Washington Street Community Center hosts its Eighth Annual Casino Night, games, dancing and food, tickets: $50, 770-786-4002.

Newborn Dixie Jubilee

6 to 9 p.m., The Old School House, 4326 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, The Dixie Gentlemen and other special guests performing, free event, 770-786-8662, Steve Biggers.

Oct. 20

Family and Friend’s Day

3 p.m., Mt. Zion AME Church, Mansfield, the church hosts a Family and Friend’s Day, Pastor Noah Nyamaropa speaking.

Newborn UMC Homecoming

11 a.m., Newborn United Methodist Church, Newborn, the church hosts its Homecoming service, www.newbornumc.org.

Oct. 22

Rockdale Retired Educators

11:30 a.m., First Methodist Church, 921 Main St., Conyers, the Rockdale Retired Educators meeting and speaker from Association Members Benefit Advisor, reservations required for lunch, 770-483-6808.

Oct. 23

Church Rummage Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Oct 23 and 24), Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Conyers, the Salem UMC Women hosts a two-day rummage sale, (donations of unwanted items can be dropped off at the church of Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), 770-786-0283, Ginger Bloodworth.

Oct. 26

Race Against Violence

7 a.m., Conyers First United Methodist Church, the annual Race Against Violence 5K and Fun Run, (race begins at 8 a.m.), visit: www.rockdaleaware.com.

Oct. 27

County Line’s Fall Festival

5 to 7 p.m., County Line Baptist Church, 3325 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, the church hosts a Fall Festival, food, games, hayrides and trunk or treat.

Oct. 31

Red Oak’s Trunk or Treat

5 to 7 p.m., Red Oak United Methodist Church, 15105 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, the church hosts its annual Trunk or Treat, hotdogs, candy and more, 770-787-0404.

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.