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Community Calendar for April 29, 2014

April 30

Rockdale BOE

1 p.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, 954 North Main St., the BOE’s General Counsel Selection Committee meeting, 770-761-1458.

Ugandan Thunder Children’s Choir

7 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church hosts the Ugandan Thunder Children’s Choir, free admission, 770-786-6027 or visit: salemumc.org.

May 1

National Day of Prayer

Noon, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., the church hosts a National Day of Prayer event, Darrell Huckaby speaking, lunch to follow at 12:45 p.m., visit: www.conyersfirst.org.

National Day of Prayer

11:30 a.m., Rockdale Baptist Church, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyers, the church hosts a countywide 63rd National Day of Prayer event, 770-761-6841.

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Derwin Daniels, (rain location: Turner Lake Recreation Center), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

‘Dearly Departed’

May 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and May 4 at 3 p.m., Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts theatre, 910 Center St., Conyers, the New Depot Players presents “Dearly Departed,” visit: www.thenewdepotplayers.com.

Rockdale BOA

10 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Assessors, Conference Room, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, BOA general meeting, 770-278-7650.

May 3

Brunswick 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 its semi-annual Brunswick Stew sale, cost: $8 per quart, pre-ordering suggested, 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt.

Spring Fling

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Porterdale Ball Park, Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department’s second annual Spring Fling — live music, games, vendors, arts and crafts, food, prizes and more, free admission, 678-994-2323, Katie Savage.

ABWA Tea Party

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wall Street Conyers, 2375 Wall St., Suite 140, Conyers, the American Business Women Association annual Tea Party— door prizes, hat contest, silent auction, cost: $25 (includes lunch), 770-712-1688 or email: brypatti@gmail.com.

Fairy House Festival

2 to 5 p.m., Chimney Park, located behind the Newton County Library, Covington, Chimney Park’s annual Fairy House Festival — crafts, refreshments, petting zoo, vendors and more, costumes encouraged, admission: $5, children 2 and under are free, visit: www.chimney-park.com.

Clothes Give-away

9 to 11 a.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Missionary Society hosts a clothing give-away for all age groups, (donated clothes may be dropped off at the church on May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.), 770-922-5707.

Church Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Line Baptist Church, 3325 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, the church hosts a Yard Sale and Vacation Bible School Promotion Day, (vendors wanted for sale, $10 rental space fee), 770-786-2637.

May 4

Church Anniversary

11 a.m., Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trial, Conyers, the church celebrates its 131st Church Anniversary, Pastor J. DeLand Shorter speaking, 770-922-5791.

May 8

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Connelly Crowe, (rain location: Turner Lake Recreation Center), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Choral Guild Spring Concert

8 p.m., (doors open 7:30 p.m.), First Baptist Church of Covington, 1139 Usher St., Covington, the Covington-Conyers Choral Guild Spring concert titled: “When I Hear Music,” cost: $10.

May 9

Poetry Slam

7 p.m., Panera Bread, Conyers, the Edwards Middle School GEMS (Girls Empowerment Movement) hosts a Poetry Slam, email: lclark@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Choral Guild Spring Concert

8 p.m., (doors open 7:30 p.m.), Rockdale Auditorium, off Main St., Conyers, the Covington-Conyers Choral Guild Spring concert titled: “When I Hear Music,” cost: $10.

May 10

Safe Drive Class

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 865 Green St., Conyers, a safe driver class, cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members, completion of course may help reduce automobile insurance, register at 770-922-7965.

Diabetes Support Group

10 a.m., Wesley Community Fellowship, 2825 Owens Drive, Conyers, the church hosts a Diabetes Support Group led by Cheryl Elder, a certified diabetes educator, 770-483-3405.

Insectival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, the ninth annual Insectival — learn about different kinds of insects, face painting, mealworm races, edible insects and more, 770-278-7373.

May 15

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Appalachian Rhythm, (rain location: Turner Lake Recreation Center), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Lunch and Learn series

Noon, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., Darrell Huckaby hosts a Lunch and Learn series titled, “I Love to Tell the Story - a Southern Man Looks at the Book of Luke,” a grab-and-go lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $6, no charge to attended the program, reservations requested, 770-483-4236.

Rockdale BOA

10 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Assessors, Conference Room, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, BOA work session, 770-278-7650.

May 17

Lions Club Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oxford Lions Club, corner of Emory and Clark streets, Oxford, the Lions Club hosts a yard sale, spaces available for rental, 770-786-0411.

May 18

Church Anniversary

10:30 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, the church hosts its 30th anniversary celebration and homecoming, 770-922-8944.

May 22

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Shane Millwood, (rain location: Turner Lake Recreation Center), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

May 29

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring the Jon Browne Quartet, (rain location: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

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.