Nov. 8

Fabulous Holiday Florals

Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mama Maria's Italian Grill, 10205 Access Road, Covington, the East Metro Women's Connection luncheon and program titled "Fabulous Holiday Florals," Laurie Lewis speaking, reservations necessary for lunch and child care, 770-786-8352, Jean or 770-787-6457, Ann.

Nov. 9

Newton DAR

Nov. 9 at 3 p.m., 139 Cedar Lane, Covington, the Sergeant Newton Chapter DAR meeting, Marcie Fletcher speaking on "Native American Code Talkers of World War II."

Nov. 10

Rockdale BOENov. 10 at 7 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockdale County Board of Education monthly work session, 770-860-4280.East Side Scottish Rite Assoc.

Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., Pa Pa's Restaurant, Conyers, East Side Scottish Rite Association meeting, John Snipes speaking, buffet dinner, cost: $9.25 per person, 770-922-6591.Prime TimersNov. 10 at 10:30 a.m., Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, the Prime Timers (those 50 years of age and older) meeting, Captain Johnny "Tommy" Clack speaking, 770-483-7016, Mary Ann Holder.

Nov. 12

Run for Relief 5KNov. 12 at 8 a.m., American Legion Post 77, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, the annual Run for Relief 5K and 1-mile benefitting Rockdale Emergency Relief, registration: $20, email: RERAshley@BellSouth.net.Book Sale

Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., the Friends of the Library hosts a used books sale for all ages and interests.Church Chicken Barbecue

Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 10 Almon Church Road, Covington, the church hosts a chicken barbecue, cost: $7 per plate, carry out only.

Nov. 13

"A Taste of Soul"

Nov. 13, after the 10 a.m. service, Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Women's Missionary Society hosts "A Taste of Soul," cost: $.50 a taste, 770-922-5707.Choir Anniversary

Nov. 13 at 3 p.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Male Choir of the church celebrates its 15th anniversary, light dinner served after program, 678-646-2001.

Nov. 14

Middle Ridge Elementary

Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Middle Ridge Elementary School, Newton, Supplemental Educational Services hosts a parent information meeting on free tutoring for students attending a Title I "Needs Improvement" school, 770-787-1300 ext. 1288.

Nov. 15

South Rockdale Civic Assoc.

Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138 South, the SRCA hosts a nation forum with the top panelists in the nation on acquiring new digital 911 infrastructure, e-mail: president@srca.bz.

Nov. 16

Harvest Revival

Nov. 16 to 18, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, the church hosts a Harvest Revival -- the Rev. Layne Fields, the Rev. Robert Nealy and the Rev. Hezekiah Benton speaking, 770-922-5791.

One Act Competition

Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Alcovy High School, Auditorium, Covington, AHS's One Act Competition Play "dont u luv me?", cost: $2 donation or 2 canned goods, which will be donated to the food pantry for the holidays.

Nov. 17

Rockdale BOE

Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., the Rockale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, 770-860-4280.

Lighting of the Courthouse

Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., Newton County Courthouse, Lighting of the Courthouse on the Square event featuring the Oxford Singing Children, the Newton County Community Band, Covington Regional Ballet and others, free event.

XYZ Organization

Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, XYZ Organization meeting and musical program featuring Keith and Cathy Peters, (deadline to register for lunch is Nov. 11), 770-761-7966.

Nov. 19

Christian Concert

Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., Trails for Christ Worship Center, 132 South Cherokee St., Social Circle, the church hosts a Christian Country artist Tammy Bogel, The Kenneth Sweat Band and the Trails for Christ Band, 678-906-6732.

Turkey Trot 5K

Nov. 19 at 8 a.m., Elks Aidmore Children's Center, 2394 Morrison Road, Conyers, the 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1-mile Tot Trot, benefiting Elks's Aidmore, visit: www.elksaidmore.com or 770-483-3535.

Defensive Driving Class

Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green St., Conyers, a defensive driving class, cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members (veterans and their families are free for the month of November) completion of class may help lower auto insurance, to register call 770-922-7965.

Nov. 22

Soil and Water ConservationNov. 22 at 8:30 a.m., Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers the Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 770-761-3020.

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, call 770-483-7108, ext. 252, fax the information c/o Julie Wells at 770-483-5797.