May 27

Family and Friend Day

May 27, 11 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, off Washington Street, Covington, the church hosts a Family and Friend Day, the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Rose-Tuckers.

May 28

Memorial Day Program

May 28, 11 a.m., American Legion Post 77 presents a Memorial Day Program, 674 Legion Road, Conyers. A small lunch will be served. Please RSVP to the post after 4 p.m. at 770-483-8216.

Holiday Closure

The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

May 29

Rockdale BOE

May 29, 7:30 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, 954 North Main St., Room 44, the Rockdale BOE called a special meeting regarding Personnel.

May 30

Vacation Bible SchoolMay 30 to June 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., (6:30 to 7 p.m., dinner), Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the church hosts Vacation Bible School, 770-922-5707.

Development Committee Meeting

May 30, 11:30 a.m., City Manager's Office, 1184 Scott St., Conyers, the City of Conyers Community Development Committee meeting -- discussing the Village Design District zoning designation and the Taxi Ordiance, 770-483-4411.

May 31

Health Fair

May 31, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers. Sickness Prevention Health Fair featuring diabetes screening, mental health, pharmacist medicine review (bring all medication), Medicare counseling, cancer information, blood pressure and blood glucose checks. Free. Public invited. Adults only. Call 770-278-7230.

June 1


June 1, 7 p.m., Unity Church of Rockdale, 933 Commerical St., Conyers, the church hosts the First Friday Fun Concert featuring Stark Jazz Trio, tickets: $10, 770-922-6489.

June 2

Casino Night

June 2, 7 to 10 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway in Conyers. Super Saturday Night: Casino Night to benefit the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys & Girls Club in Conyers. Tickets are $40 and include casino-style gaming tables, music, dancing, drinks and heavy hors de oeuvres. Contact Abby Halper at

Feed the Community

June 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers, prepares lunch for the community. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, etc. Inflatables for kids. All welcome. For information visit

Lions Yard Sale

June 2, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oxford Lions Club annual yard sale, Ga. Highway 81 at the corner of Emory Street and Clark Street in Oxford. Call 770-786-0411 to reserve a space for $10.

Old Jail Tours

June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, the Historical Soicety hosts tours of the Old Jail Museum, 770-602-2606.Trivia NightJune 2, 6 p.m., Corner Market, 1775 Parker Road, Conyers, the second annual Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale Trivia Night and silent auction to raise funds for child abuse prevention programs, tickets: $10, 770-483-7333 or e-mail:

Family Event

June 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Piedmont Technical College hosts a Family Fun and Food Fest -- music and entertainment, demos, health screenings and much more, barbecue plates: $8, visit:

Smoking Cessation Classes

June 2, 9, 16 and 23, 6 to 7 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classroom, RMC hosts smoking cessation classes, cost: $25, to register call 1-800-424-3627.

Basketball Tournament

June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., J.P. Carr, Conyers, the Conyers CourtKings Minor League Pro Basketball team hosts a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 678-855-1636 or e-mail:

June 3

Mansfield Methodist Homecoming

June 3, 11 a.m., Mansfield United Methodist Church Homecoming, North Main Street in Mansfield, guest speaker Rev. Rick Lanford.Vacation Bible SchoolJune 3 to June 8, 6 to 9 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 Highway 278 East, Covington, the church hosts Vacation Bible School - Amazing Wonders Aviation, for kindergarten to fifth grade, 770-786-6627 or visit:

June 4


June 4-8, 7:30 p.m. each day, Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers. Rev. Mark Stroud, pastor of Wahoo Baptist Church, Murrayville, will be the visiting evangelist. Special singing nightly. Everyone invited. For information visit

Newton Community Band

June 4, 7 p.m., Eastside High School, band room, the Newton County Community Band invites college students and/or any adults who have not played their instruments in some time to rehearse with the NCC Band in preparation for the 2012 July 4 concert, 770-786-4816, T.K. Adams.

June 5

Lunch and Learn

June 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Conyers Garden Club Lunch & Learn, Olde Town Conyers Pavilion. Open and free to the public. Home Depot will present a program on "Raised Planting Beds." Bring your lunch. Door prizes provided by Home Depot. Event celebrates National Garden Week

.June 6

Cloverbud Insect Day

June 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road in Conyers. Cloverbud Insect Day program with crafts, buggy games, and live insects. To register, call 770-278-7373.

June 7

Library Trustees

June 7, 9 a.m., Newton County Library Board of Trustees called meeting, Library Board Room, Covington Branch.

June 8

Project ReNeWal Classic

June 8, 11 a.m., Project ReNeWal Golf tournament, Cherokee Run golf club, Conyers, For more information, call 770-860-9770.

June 9

Knit in Public

June 9, 10 a.m., Covington Square Park, World Wide Knit in Public Day. Sponsored by Covington Knitters. Bring chair, needlework and water.

June 11

Crosspoint Sports Camp

June 11-15, 6 to 9 p.m., Barksdale Elementary School, 596 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers, Crosspoint Christian Church Mega Sports Camp, sports for children including basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading. Register at Crosspoint Church, 4550 Hwy. 20. Cost is $25.

Insect Day Camp

June 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, Insect Day Camp -- create insect art, play games, make insect collections and more, for rising fourth and seventh graders, cost: $50, pre-registration required, 770-278-7373.

June 12

Preserving Your Harvest

June 12, 21 and July 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Edwards Middle School, 2633 Stanton Road in Conyers. Rockdale County Cooperative Extension program on home canning basics, low acid canning and jellied and pickled foods. Cost is $15 per class or $40 for all three classes. To register, call 770-278-7373.

Newton Historical Society

June 12, 6 to 8 p.m., 44 Jeff Cook Road, Mansfield, the Newton County Historical Society annual picnic.

East Metro Women's Luncheon

June 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mama Maria's Italian Grill, 10205 Access Road, Covington, the East Metro Women's Connection "Look 10 pounds Thinner" luncheon, Beth Bradley and Joyce Stryker speaking, reservations required for childcare and lunch, 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

June 14

Rockdale BOE

June 14, 6:30 p.m., Rockdale County Board of Education, 954 N. Main St., Rockdale BOE public hearing to discuss the FY13 Budget, 770-761-1445.

June 16

Monastery 5K

June 16, 8:15 a.m., The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, Conyers, the third annual Monastery 5K and 1 mile Fun Run, benefiting the Monastery and their Food Bank Outreach, register at or call 678-964-2237.

June 25

Ebenezer VBS

June 25-29, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road in Conyers, Vacation Bible School, theme is "Fiesta," ages rising pre-k children through rising sixth graders.

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, visit our Web site at, call 770-483-7108, ext. 252, fax the information c/o Julie Wells at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to Please include an event description, sponsoring organization, date, time, place, phone number and contact person. Announcements are printed as space is available in date order.