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Community Calendar for Oct. 17, 2013

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.

Conyers C.O.G. Festival

5 to 7 p.m., Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Highway 138, the church hosts a Fall Festival — petting zoo, bounce houses, costume contest, live music, trunk or treat and more, 770-922-5834.

Fall Harvest Bash

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post 77, off Legion Road, Conyers, the American Legion hosts its annual Fall Harvest Bash — hayrides, games and more, Halloween costumes welcome, 770-366-6088, Linda.

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.

Pastor Appreciation

4 p.m., Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle, 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Pastor Appreciation service, Apostle Dr. KD Success LaGrone speaking , 770-366-7908, Angela Cornell.

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. 24

Rockdale BOE

7 p.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, 954 N. Main St., the BOE’s regular session, 770-761-1458.

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.

Trunk or Treat

4 p.m., 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, Trinity Baptist Church and Grace Christian Church hosts a Trunk or Treat, 770-922-8944.

Concert at Eastridge Community

7 p.m., Eastridge Community Church, 863 Ga. Highway 142, Covington, the church hosts a concert featuring The Inspirations and The Johnson Brothers, 404-783-7524, Jack Clark.

Barbecue and Bake Sale

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, 3676 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, the church hosts a Barbecue and Bake sale — barbecue plates, Brunswick stew and baked goods.

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.

Southern Gospel Quartet

11 a.m., Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the church hosts The Dixie Melody Boys — a Southern Gospel Quartet, 770-922-5834.

128th Church Anniversary

3 p.m., Sims Chapel Baptist Church, 1105 Sims Chapel Road, Covington, the church celebrates its 128th anniversary, Pastor Anthony Smith speaking, 770-787-6865.

Oct. 29

Small Farmer Workshop

10 a.m. to noon, Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center, 720 FFA-FHA Camp Road, Covington, the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District hosts a Small Farmer Workshop, pre-register before Oct. 22, 478-445-5766 or email: pdillard@gaswcc.org.

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.