5 to 7 p.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Sanctuary Choir and Male Chorus of the church hosts a Gospel Explosion, 770-922-5707.
Back to School Rally
Noon to 4 p.m., Pine Log Park, off Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, WCJ Outreach Ministries hosts its 4th annual Back to School Rally — free school supplies (first come first serve), free food, games and prizes and a presentation by the Rockdale County Fire and Sheriff departments, 770-875-5377, Evangelist Michelle Giles.
Family and Friends Weekend
World Covenant Christian Center, 3777 Troupe Smith Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Family and Friends Weekend— Friends and Family Day and free back to school giveaway from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on July 19 and a special service on July 20 at 10 a.m., 678-565-0378 or visit: www.worldcovenant.org.
8 a.m., Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, the church celebrates its Usher Ministry’s anniversary, 770-929-3421.
East Newton VBS
July 21 to 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 142, Covington, the church hosts its Vacation Bible School, for kindergarten through fifth grades.
July 21 to 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers, the church hosts a vacation Bible school for all ages, refreshments provided.
150th Anniversary of General Garrard’s Raid
6 p.m., Conyers Depot, Olde Town Conyers, the Rockdale County Historical Society and Major General Joseph Wheeler Camp #863 of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans hosts and observe the 150th anniversary of General Kenner Garrard’s Raid at Conyers, Rosanna Taylor speaking, Civil War collectibles and memorabilia will be on display, 770-929-4270.
7 p.m., Rockdale Board of Education, Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockdale BOE regular session, 770-761-1458.
East Side Scottish Rite
6 p.m., PaPa’s Restaurant, off Sigman Road, Conyers, the East Side Scottish Rite meeting, Michael Wilson speaking, cost for dinner: $9.25 per person, 770-922-6591.
Parents Night Out
6 to 10 p.m., Life Abundantly Church, 1879 Smyrna Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Parents Night Out, cost: $10 per child — includes games and food, 404-642-8323, Cassandra Wilson.
Dave Ramsey classes
10 to 11:30 a.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m., (July 29 to Sept. 23), Unity Church and Spiritual Center, 933 Commercial St., Conyers, the church hosts a 9-week course on Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 770-922-6489.
Retired Educators meeting
11:30 a.m., Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St., the Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting and program presented by a representative from the Rockdale Fire Department, reservations required for lunch, 770-483-6808.
2 to 7 p.m., Starrsville United Methodist Church, 2786 Dixie Road, Covington, the church hosts a blood drive by the American Red Cross, visit: www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Starrsville) or 770-786-4293.
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.
Double Spring’s Homecoming
11 a.m., Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, the church celebrates its annual Homecoming service, 770-922-5791.
Double Spring’s Revival
Aug. 6 to 8, 7:30 p.m. nightly,
Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trails, Conyers, the church hosts a Homecoming Revival, the Rev. Michael Benton speaking, 770-922-5791.
Family Movie Nights
Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 9 and 10 at 6 p.m., Berean Baptist Church, 12975 U.S. Highway 278, Social Circle, the church hosts free movie viewings of “God’s Not Dead,” 678-625-3551 or visit: www.acts1711.org.
Free Clothing Fest
9 a.m to noon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, the church hosts a free clothing fest, 770-760-7941.
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