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Community Calendar for Oct. 1, 2013

Oct. 1

Downtown Development Authority

6 p.m., City Manager’s Office, 1184 Scott St., Conyers, the Conyers Downtown Development Authority meeting, 770-483-4411.

Oct. 2

Class of 1961

11:30 a.m., Mama Maria’s Restaurant, off the Access Road, Covington, the Newton County High School Class of 1961 meeting, visit: www.newtoncountyhighschool1961.com.

Conyers City Council

7 p.m., Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St., the Conyers City Council meeting, 770-483-4411.

Oct. 4

Eastside’s Got Talent

6:30 p.m., Eastside High School Auditorium, Covington, The EHS Chorus hosts the Eastside’s Got Talent Show — acts including vocal, dance and instrumental, cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students and educators with ID’s, e-mail: singleton.joel@newton.k12.ga.us.

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.

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. 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

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.

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.

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.

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.