Community Calendar for March 9, 2014

March 9

Special Program

3 p.m., Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, the Pastoral Care Ministry hosts 100 Men and Women in Black and White Program, 770-929-3421.

Church 50th Anniversary

10 a.m., St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 1522 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, the church will celebrate 50 years of the Women of St. Simon’s Episcopal Church: “Past, Present and Future,” (women are encouraged to dress in the 1964 style of clothing), reception following service.

March 10

Career Fair

9 a.m. to noon, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Building D, Exhibit Hall, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Law Enforcement Career Fair.

Rockdale Genealogical Society

3 p.m., The Church of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, the Rockdale County Genealogical Society, Charles Andrews speaking.

March 11

Sons of Confederate Meeting

7:30 p.m., Philogoia Masonic Lodge, 1005 Milstead Ave., Conyers, the Major Gen. Joseph Wheeler Camp No. 863, Sons of Confederate Veterans monthly meeting, Evan Castle speaking, email: commander@campjoewheeler.org.

East Metro Women’s Luncheon

11:30 am., Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, 10205 Access Road, Covington, the East Metro Women’s Connection luncheon titled, “Sister, Sister,” featuring Rosemary Pruett and Barbara Dowd, and Rose Lewis speaking, reservations requested for lunch and childcare by March 7, 770-786-8352, Jean.

March 13

Rockdale BOE

7 p.m., Rockdale Board of Education, Board Room, 954 North Main St., the Rockdale BOE work session, 770-761-1458.

March 14

‘The Messiah Crusade’

March 14, 15, and 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Covington Square, “The Messiah Crusade” revival, 770-385-8801, Tom Davis.

March 15

Freedom Banquet

6 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, the Rockdale County NAACP hosts its annual Freedom Banquet, call 770-860-4190 to purchase tickets or visit: www.rockdalenaacp.org.

Rock on Rockdale 5K

7 a.m. registration, Beasley’s Drug Company, 933 Center St., Conyers, the Rockdale County Special Olympics hosts the 3rd Annual Rock on Rockdale 5K at 9 a.m. and Fun Run at 8:30 a.m., visit: active.com.

Church Barbecue

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, the church hosts its annual Spring Barbecue, plates are $8, dine in or take out, 770-786-7414.

March 18

Dual Enrollment Game

5:45 p.m., GPC Newton Baseball Field, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, GPC Dual Enrollment at the ball field: GPC Jaguars vs. West Georgia Tech Gold Knights, free food, refreshments and give-aways, 770-278-1270.

March 19

Conyers Housing Authority

4:30 p.m., H. Jack Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, the Board of Commissioners meetings for the Conyers Housing Authority, visit: www.conyershousing.com.

March 20

Rockdale BOA

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

Rockdale BOE

7 p.m., Rockdale Board of Education, Board Room, 954 North Main St., the Rockdale BOE regular session, 770-761-1458.

March 22

Driver Safety Class

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, driver safety class, cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members (may help reduce auto insurance rates), 770-922-7965.

CPR Saturday

8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Covington Fire Station 1, Community Room, 2101 Pace St., the Covington Fire Department, hosts CPR Saturday — four classes available to learn how to help someone choking and how to administer CPR, 678-712-9387, Jonathan Fuqua.

Community Wellness Day

10 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, the church hosts a Community Wellness Day — free health screening and giving away of nonperishable food items, 770-922-8944.

March 25

Driver Safety Class

9 a.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. Highway 138 S.W., driver safety class, cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members (may help reduce auto insurance rates), bring lunch, 770-922-7965.

March 27


March 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m., and March 30 at 3 p.m., Porter Hall, 140 Ram Drive, Covington, the Newton County Arts Association presents the Broadway musical, Oliver!, tickets: $15 for adults, $10 seniors and $5 for students, visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

April 3

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.

April 5

Conyers Masonic Barbecue

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Conyers Masonic Lodge, 1005 Milstead Ave., Conyers, barbecue plates or whole butts available, dine-in or take-out, 770-918-1208.

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.