Karen Handel speaking
7 to 8 p.m, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 55 Highway 229, Social Circle, the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance hosts U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel as the guest speaker and candidate for 10th District Congress, Mike Collins.
8 a.m. to noon, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Room 1177, Conyers, the Rockdale Board of Education Board Workshop, 770-761-1458.
Used Book Sale
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, the Friends of the Library hosts a Used Book Sale, 770-385-5040.
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Newton Campus, Building D, 8100 Bob Williams Pkwy., the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers meeting, visit: emacw.org or 40-444-7514.
Rockdale Genealogical Society
3 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals, Conyers, the Rockdale County Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting, Ben Carter speaking, 770-786-0288, Debbie Dial.
1:30 to 7:30 p.m., Salem UMC, Family Life Center/Gym, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive, 770-388-7236, Dave or visit: www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: sumc).
Rockdale Houses for Men and Women
7 p.m., Rockdale House for Men, 1060 Scott St., Conyers, the Rockdale Houses for Men and Women hosts their annual public board meeting, 770-483-3984, AJ Carolina-Coleman.
East Metro Women’s Luncheon
11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, 101205 Access Road, Covington, the East Metro Women’s Connection, “Sip, Sip Hooray!” Luncheon and Program, cost: $14, reservations required, 770-786-8352, Jean.
Conyers Housing Authority
H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, the Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, 770-483-9301.
10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Hwy. 138, the XYZ Organization meeting, program given by Miles Pike, (deadline to register for lunch is Jan. 10), 770-761-7966, Johnnie.
Weekend of Worship
5:30 p.m., Christian Growth Cathedral, 1655 Irwin Bridge Road, Conyers, the church hosts a W.O.W., a Weekend of Worship, featuring Uncle Reece, Torrence Rudd and Dileesa Hunter, tickets: $10 (advanced tickets only), 678-458-8311, Anthony Smith.
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