April 11

Citizen Budget


District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz will host a Citizen Budget Workshop on the fiscal year 2020 Newton County budget at the Almon Community Center, 65 Mt. Tabor Road, Covington, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 770-337-7562.

April 13

Allen Memorial Easter Egg Hunt

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 1 p.m. Egg hunts are for children up to age 12 and will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Allen Memorial UMC is located at 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford. For more information call 770-786-7414. Rain date is April 20.

Health, Legal and Info Fair

The third annual Health, Legal & Informational Fair will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 1373 Iris Drive, SE, Conyers. The event features a variety of activities for families and the community, including free wellness screenings, cancer screenings, chiropractic testing balances, financial services and more. Live entertainment, giveaways, activities for children and more will be included.

Easter Egg Hunt

Haven Fellowship Church will host an Easter egg hunt beginning at 9 a.m. Breakfast and an Easter story will start the event, followed by an egg hunt. All children through fifth grade and their families are invited. Register to attend at www.havenfellowship.org/2019/03/13/2019-easter-egg-hunt/.

Spring Bar-B-Q

Lovejoy United Methodist Church will hold its Spring Bar-B-Q on April 13. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and everyone is invited to eat in or take out. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children. A quart of stew and/or one pound of meat will be available for $10 each. Lovejoy United Methodist Church is located at 12835 Ga. Highway 36 in Covington.

Mandolin Orchestra

The Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra will be in concert April 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rockdale County Auditorium, 903 N. Main Street in Conyers. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for children ages 5 to 17. To purchase tickets, go to secure.rec1.com/GA/rockdale-county/catalog.

April 14

Spring Concert

The Covington Conyers Community Orchestra will present a Spring Concert on April 14 at 7 p.m. The performance will be at Peachtree Academy’s Covington campus on U.S. Highway 278. The program will recognize and salute the orchestra’s 18 high school senior performers. Under the direction of Dr. Arlene Woods, the concert will feature a variety of patriotic music, movie themes, Irish music, and challenging concert numbers. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

April 15

Rockdale Pre-K Registration

Registration for the Georgia Pre-K program will take place April 15 to 26 at the Student Registration Office, 1143 West Ave., Conyers, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For requirements and more information, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/prek.

April 20

VFW Golf


The Conyers VFW will host its annual golf tournament at Honey Creek Country Club with a 9 a.m. tee-off time. Prizes and lunch will be provided. Entry fees are $60 for an individual and $240 for a team of four. Proceeds will assist veterans, their needy families, and local youth education benefits. For further details contact tournament director, Emory West, at 404-886-7359, Email ewdawg@comcast.net.

Free Easter Egg Hunt

Fellowship Baptist Church will host a free Easter Egg Hunt and games beginning at 2 p.m. on April 20. Everyone is invited and welcome. Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 4297 Highway 81 in Oxford.

April 21

Easter Egg Hunt

Rockdale County Parks and Recreation will host Easter Pails and Bunny Tails Wee Ones Egg Hunt at Costley Mill Park from 10 a.m. to noon for kids ages 2 to 12. The cost is $3 per child. For information, call 770-278-7529.

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.

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.



Baptist Church

Services are held at 10 a.m. Sundays with the pastor the Rev. Dr. 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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