June 8

Annual Picnic

The East Georgia Chapter of GCP will host its annual picnic and ice cream social from 10 a.m. to noon at Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers S., Covington. Ice cream, ice cream floats, toppings, and sugar-free options will be available.

Monastery Trail Races

Join the monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit for the 10th annual trail races. Options include 8-mile, 5K and 1.5-mile races. Start time is 8:30 a.m. Visit www.ultrasignup.com to register.

Book Sale

Friends of Nancy Guinn Library will hold a book sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering a wide variety of books. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library and its awareness and promotion of the library.

Sunset Cinema

Watch “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at Costley Mill Park, presented by Rockdale County Parks and Recreation. Admission is free. For more information, call 770-278-7529.

June 9

Vacation Bible School

Haven Fellowship Church will hold its Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 9 through 13, for ages 4 years through fifth grade. Register online at www.havenfellowship.org. The church is located at 2240 Smyrna Road in Conyers.

June 20

XYZ

The Xtra Years of Zest Organization will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Gym, Ga. Highway 138 N. Entertainment is Lynwood Cleveland, better known as the singin' "Rockin' Doc." The menu prepared by Chef Hugh Banks is three-cheese baked zita, grilled squash, Romaine chopped salad, garlic bread, drinks and dessert. The cost is $8. The benefitting charity is Rockdale House for Women. To make a reservation, call Jo Ann Holzhausen at 404-630-2831.

June 21

Smyrna Camp Meeting

Smyrna Presbyterian Church will hold camp meeting June 21-27. Bible study will be held at 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday; Homecoming Sunday will be June 23; evening services will be at 7:30 each day with guest speakers nightly. Youth activities will be offered and lunch and dinner are available at the dining hall. A variety of choral guests will perform nightly.

Ongoing

Macedonia Baptist Church

Services are held at 10 a.m. Sundays with the Rev. Billie Cox. The church is located at 1052 Barton St. in Conyers.

Haven Fellowship Church

Services are held at 10 a.m. Sundays with Senior Pastor Ernie Forrester. The church is located at 2240 Smyrna Road in Conyers.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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