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