April

28 Blessing of Animals

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Creation Celebration and Blessing of Animals from 11 a.m. to noon at the church at 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford, All pets, large and small, are welcome. Participants are invited to bring dog or cat food to be donated to Newton County Animal Control. Event will move indoors in case of rain. For more information, call 770-786-7414.

Opening Cricket Match

United Beacon of Atlanta Rattlers invites the community to the first home-opener cricket match beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Earl O’Neal Park, 2710 Old Covington Highway, Conyers. The event will include an opening ceremony, blessing of the field, remarks from club President Roger Edwards and acknowledgements of the partnership with Rockdale County, Georgia Supreme Cricket League, and sponsors. This is an all-ages event, and refreshments will be available.

April

30 Salem High Band Spring Concert

The Salem High School Band will present its Spring Concert at 7 p.m. at 3551 Underwood Road, Conyers. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

May

4 Oxford Lions Yard Sale

The Oxford Lions Club will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Clark and Emory streets in Oxford. Spaces are available at no charge, but donations will be accepted. Profits will go to Lions sight preservation services. For more information, call 770-786-4896.

Olde Jail Tours

The Olde Jail Museum will open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 4. Tours are conducted by the Rockdale County Historical Society.

May

7 Post Legislative Breakfast

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Post Legislative Breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital, Building A, 1412 Milstead Ave., Conyers. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve seats by April 30 at www.conyers-rockdale.com.

Safe Driving Class

There will be a safe driving class at Turner Lake Senior Center in Covington starting at 9 a.m. The class is sponsored by AARP and can help reduce auto insurance rates. Call 770-922-7965 to register.

May 21 Safe Driving Class

There will be a safe driving class at Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, starting at 9 a.m. The class is sponsored by AARP and can help reduce auto insurance rates. For more information or to register, call 770-922-7965.

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.

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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