Community Calendar for May 22, 2014

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.

Rockdale BOE

6 p.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the BOE has called a special meeting regarding the tentative adoption of the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, 770-761-1458.

Conyers Lunch Bunch

11:30 a.m., Hogs, Hens, Heifers BBQ, 1191 Irwin Bridge Road, Conyers, the Conyers High School Lunch Bunch social, 770-938-0584, Jerry Mills.

East Side Scottish Rite

6 p.m., PaPa’s Restaurant, off Sigman Road, Conyers, the East Side Scottish Rite meeting, Brother Ross Laver speaking, cost: $9.25 per person, 770-922-6591.

May 24

Church Yard Sale

Daybreak to 3 p.m., Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, the youth of the church host a yard sale, proceeds benefit youth missions, 770-787-1015.

Church Barbecue

11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Lovejoy United Methodist Church, 12835 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, the church hosts its annual barbecue event, cost: $8 for an adult plate, $4 for a child’s plate, $8 for 1 pound of barbecue and $8 for 1 pound of stew.

May 26

Holiday Closure

The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

May 27

Rockdale Retired Educators

11:30 a.m., First Methodist Church, 920 Main St., Conyers, the Rockdale Retired Educators Association meeting, program provided by Dr. James Skipper, reservations required for lunch, 770-483-6808.

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.

Senior Health Fair

9 a.m. to noon, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, the Senior Center hosts a Sickness Prevention Health Fair — free health screenings: mammograms, mental health, medical counseling, cancer information, blood pressure screenings and more, 770-278-7230.

May 31

Newborn Dixie Jubilee

6 to 9 p.m., The Old School House, Newborn, the Newborn Dixie Jubilee host a Gospel Show featuring the Dixie Gentlemen in concert with guest singers, free admission, 770-786-8662, Steve Biggers.

June 1

Music Camp

June 1 to 8, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2460 Ga. Highway 138 N.E., Conyers, the church hosts a music camp titled “The Music Man” — games, crafts and music, for ages 4 through rising sixth-graders, cost: $20 per child, sibling $10, 770-388-7438 or visit: crossroadsumc.net.

June 2

County Line VBS

June 2 to 6, 9 a.m. to noon, County Line Baptist Church, 3325 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, the church hosts Vacation Bible School for Pre-K to sixth-graders, 770-786-2637.

Patriots Softball Camp

June 2 to 5, 9 a.m. to noon daily, Heritage High School, Softball field, off Granade Road, Conyers, Patriots Softball Camp themed: “All the Small Things,” cost: $70 (include camp T-shirt), for ages 6 to 14, 770-361-0747, Coach Jason McBay or visit: heritagehighschoolsoftball.shutterfly.com.

June 3

Financial Peace Classes

7 to 8:30 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. Highway 138, Stockbridge, the church hosts Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 9-week class, 770-483-4338.

June 7

Monastery 5K Run

8:30 a.m, Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, Monastery 5K/Fun Run-Walk to benefit the food bank, cost: $25 for the run; $15 for the 1.5-mile fun run; free for kids 10 and under, register at www.trappist.net.

June 9


June 9 to 13, from 6 to 8:45 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, the church hosts Vacation Bible School themed, “Weird Animals - Where Jesus’ Love in One-of-a-Kind,” for ages 4 to 12 years old, a light supper will be served each night, register at: www.salemumc.org or 770-786-6027.

Rockdale Baptist VBS

June 9 to 13, 9 a.m. to noon, Rockdale Baptist Church, 1295 Smyrna Road, Conyers, the church hosts Vacation Bible School themed, “D3 - Discover, Decide and Defend His Claims,” for students who have completed Kindergarten through fifth-grade, visit: www.rockdalebaptist.org.

June 15

Allen Memorial VBS

June 15 to 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Allen Memorial UMC, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, the church hosts Vacation Bible School themed, “Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God,” for Pre-K to 10th-graders, a light supper will be served, register: info@allenmemorialumc.org or 770-784-7414.

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.