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Community Calendar for Oct. 18, 2013

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:

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:

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:

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,

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:

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.

Kim Atkins Charity Event

9 a.m., Stone Mountain Harley Davidson, Conyers, the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation hosts a Kim Atkins Charity Event — poker ride at 9 a.m., chili cook-off at 11 a.m. and a Family Fun Fair at noon, visit:

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.

Newborn UMC’s Trunk-N-Treat

3 to 6 p.m., Newborn United Methodist Church, 118 Church St., the church hosts a Trunk-N-Treat — food, games, inflatables, prizes and more, 770-815-2683, Pastor CeCe Nickolich.

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:

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.

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