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Community Calendar for May 4, 2014

May 3

Brunswick Stew sale

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mt. Pleasant UMC, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and County Road 229, the United Methodist Men of the church hosts its semi-annual Brunswick Stew sale, cost: $8 per quart, pre-ordering suggested, 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt.

Spring Fling

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Porterdale Ball Park, Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department’s second annual Spring Fling — live music, games, vendors, arts and crafts, food, prizes and more, free admission, 678-994-2323, Katie Savage.

ABWA Tea Party

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wall Street Conyers, 2375 Wall St., Suite 140, Conyers, the American Business Women Association annual Tea Party— door prizes, hat contest, silent auction, cost: $25 (includes lunch), 770-712-1688 or email: brypatti@gmail.com.

Fairy House Festival

2 to 5 p.m., Chimney Park, located behind the Newton County Library, Covington, Chimney Park’s annual Fairy House Festival — crafts, refreshments, petting zoo, vendors and more, costumes encouraged, admission: $5, children 2 and under are free, visit: www.chimney-park.com.

Clothes Give-away

9 to 11 a.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Missionary Society hosts a clothing give-away for all age groups, (donated clothes may be dropped off at the church on May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.), 770-922-5707.

Church Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Line Baptist Church, 3325 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, the church hosts a Yard Sale and Vacation Bible School Promotion Day, (vendors wanted for sale, $10 rental space fee), 770-786-2637.

Girl Scout Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1290 Green St., (next door to Cowan Ace Hardware), Conyers, Girl Scout Troop #27532 hosts a fundraising yard sale, vendor spots available for $10, 678-760-9500, Carolyn.

Taste of Conyers

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Olde Town Conyers, the annual Taste of Conyers event — food, music, Conyers Car Show, children’s activities and more, free admission, visit: conyersmainstreet.com.

Spring Festival

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, 3676 Ga. Highway 20 N.E., Conyers, the church hosts a Spring Festival — yard sale, church barbecue, bake sale, inflatable slide and performances by Ty Rumble at 1 p.m., 770-922-5553.

May 4

Church Anniversary

11 a.m., Double Spring Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trial, Conyers, the church celebrates its 131st Church Anniversary, Pastor J. DeLand Shorter speaking, 770-922-5791.

May 7

Conyers City Council

The City of Conyers Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, has been canceled, 770-483-4411.

May 8

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Connelly Crowe, (rain location: Turner Lake Recreation Center), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Choral Guild Spring Concert

8 p.m., (doors open 7:30 p.m.), First Baptist Church of Covington, 1139 Usher St., Covington, the Covington-Conyers Choral Guild Spring concert titled: “When I Hear Music,” cost: $10.

Prime Timers

10:30 a.m., Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, Conyers, the Prime Timers (those 50 years of age and older) meeting and installation of the new officers, 770-483-6905, Betty Alexander.

Auxiliary Jewelry Sale

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 8 and 9, Rockdale Medical Center, private dining room, 1412 Milstead Ave., the RMC Volunteer Auxiliary hosts a $5 Jewelry is Fun sale, 770-918-3007.

May 9

Poetry Slam

7 p.m., Panera Bread, Conyers, the Edwards Middle School GEMS (Girls Empowerment Movement) hosts a Poetry Slam, email: lclark@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

Choral Guild Spring Concert

8 p.m., (doors open 7:30 p.m.), Rockdale Auditorium, off Main St., Conyers, the Covington-Conyers Choral Guild Spring concert titled: “When I Hear Music,” cost: $10.

May 10

Safe Drive Class

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nancy Guinn Library, 865 Green St., Conyers, a safe driver class, cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members, completion of course may help reduce automobile insurance, register at 770-922-7965.

Diabetes Support Group

10 a.m., Wesley Community Fellowship, 2825 Owens Drive, Conyers, the church hosts a Diabetes Support Group led by Cheryl Elder, a certified diabetes educator, 770-483-3405.

Insectival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, the ninth annual Insectival — learn about different kinds of insects, face painting, mealworm races, edible insects and more, 770-278-7373.

May 14

Community Revival

7:30 p.m. nightly, May 14 to 16, Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Community Revival, Pastor Alfred Green, Pastor Harold Cobb and Pastor William Head speaking, 770-929-3421.

May 15

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Appalachian Rhythm, (rain location: Turner Lake Recreation Center), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Lunch and Learn series

Noon, Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., Darrell Huckaby hosts a Lunch and Learn series titled, “I Love to Tell the Story - a Southern Man Looks at the Book of Luke,” a grab-and-go lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $6, no charge to attended the program, reservations requested, 770-483-4236.

Rockdale BOA

10 a.m., Rockdale County Board of Assessors, Conference Room, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, BOA work session, 770-278-7650.

XYZ Organization

10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Conyers, off Ga. Highway 138, the XYZ Organization meeting, program presented by Legacy Ministries, lunch: $6 per person (deadline to register is May 9), 770-761-7966, Johnnie.

May 17

Lions Club Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oxford Lions Club, corner of Emory and Clark streets, Oxford, the Lions Club hosts a yard sale, spaces available for rental, 770-786-0411.

May 18

Church Anniversary

10:30 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, the church hosts its 30th anniversary celebration and homecoming, 770-922-8944.

Family and Friends Day

11 a.m., Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, the church hosts its Family and Friends Day, and the Men’s Ministry hosts a Men In Praise Musical at 3 p.m., 770-929-3421.

May 21

Conyers Housing Authority

4:30 p.m., H. Jack Turner Community Center, 1214 Summer Circle, Conyers, the Board of Commissioners meeting for the Conyers Housing Authority, 770-483-9301 or visit: www.conyershousing.com.

May 22

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring Shane Millwood, (rain location: Turner Lake Recreation Center), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

May 24

Church Yard Sale

Daybreak to 3 p.m., Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, the youth of the church host a yard sale, proceeds benefit youth missions, 770-787-1015.

May 29

Concerts on the Square

Noon, the Square in Covington, Newton County Arts Association hosts its Spring Luncheon Concerts on the Square featuring the Jon Browne Quartet, (rain location: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall), visit: www.newtoncountyarts.org.

Senior Health Fair

9 a.m. to noon, Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, the Senior Center hosts a Sickness Prevention Health Fair — free health screenings: mammograms, mental health, medical counseling, cancer åinformation, blood pressure screenings and more, 770-278-7230.

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, or email julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com. Include an event description, sponsor, date, time, place, phone number and contact person.