Community Calendar for March 16, 2014

March 16

Soul Food


Noon, Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, Women’s Day Committee hosts fundraiser. Plates are $7 each; phone orders at 770-922-5707.

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.

Conyers City Council

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

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.

Auxiliary Book Sale

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 20 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21, Rockdale Medical Center, private dining room, 1412 Milstead Ave., the RMC Auxiliary hosts “Books are Fun” and gift event, 770-918-3007.

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.

Yellow River District Pinewood Derby

Registration 8 a.m.; races begin at 9 a.m. at the Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers. Scouts ages 6 to 11 from Rockdale and Newton counties will participate.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

8 to 11 a.m., Panthersville Masonic Lodge, 3605 Union Church Road, Stockbridge, the Masonic Lodge hosts a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, proceeds benefit charity, $5 donations.

Silent Auction and Dinner

6 p.m., Conyers First United Methodist Church, N. Main St., the church hosts a Silent Auction and Dinner fundraiser, benefiting the Stephens Ministry, limited seating, cost: $12 per person, 770-483-4236.

Small Business Expo

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Atlanta Deliverance Tabernacle, 3163 Corley St., Covington, the church hosts a Small Business Expo, cost: $10 per person (food will be served), pre-registration required, visit: www.atlantadeliverancetabernacle.com or 678-342-2360.

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.

March 29

Race for Life 5K

9 a.m., meet at Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., Run The Race for Life 5K, benefiting the Refuge Pregnancy Center, visit: www.friendsofrefuge.org or 770-922-5939, Sharon.

March 30

Taste of Salem

6 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church hosts their annual “Taste of Salem” event — sample entrees, side dishes and desserts, cost: $10 per person, free for children 12 and under, 770-786-6027.

April 1

Friends of the


7 p.m., Newton County Public Library, Community Room, 7116 Floyd St., Covington, the Newton Friends of the Library hosts a meeting, Ann Wildmon speaking, 770-787-3231.

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

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.