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Lithonia seniors ready to showdown with Motown  There will be plenty of platform shoes, bell-bottoms and singing seniors on Sept. 19 in Lithonia. The young at heart will be competing for bragging righ


Mark Your Calendars

Rockdale Master Gardeners set 10th Annual Fall Festival and Plant Sale

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Mark your calendar for the Rockdale County Master Gardeners’ 10th Annual Fall Festival and Plant Sale. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Service, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers.

Families are invited to come out and shop for plants as well as to enjoy demonstrations, crafts and arts for kids.

The group will be selling a variety of perennials, roses and shrubs. 




Calvary New Life Tabernacle welcomes Gov. Deal for Community Day

Calvary New Life Tabernacle Church, 3342 International Park Drive, S.E., Atlanta, will welcome Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife, Sandra, on Sunday, Sept. 21, for the church’s Community Day. The worship service will be held 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The church’s choir will sing several selections and there will be an inspirational word of encouragement from Bishop Sammie Conyers.


Atlanta Hip Hop Day highlights DJs, graffiti and break dancing

Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St., Atlanta will host a free music festival, “Atlanta Hip Hop Day,” on Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.

The festival, in its fourth year, pays tribute to the four elements of Hip Hop and Atlanta’s contribution to Hip Hop as a whole. The park will be divided into four sections for four exhibits and activities: “B-Boy” and “B-Girl” exhibits; break dancers, and graffiti artists. .

About 20 local artists and disc jockeys will be a part of the festival. For more information, contact Amir James at 678-459-5661.  




EMA offers crisis preparation classes

The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency will offer classes throughout September to make sure you and your family are prepared for the unexpected.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “Ready America” program, the classes will increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness.

“It is important for DeKalb residents to take time during National Preparedness Month to get disaster-ready,” said Sue Loeffler, director of DeKalb EMA. “Taking a few easy proactive steps to get ready can help ensure the safety of you and your family in the event of an emergency.”

The following classes are available to residents for free:

Open Streets DeKalb in Emory Village:DEMA staff will provide information regarding family and business emergency preparedness on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. in Emory Village, between the traffic circles.

NWS Storm Spotter Class: Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 7-9:30 p.m. located at DeKalb County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 W. Exchange Place in Tucker. Registration encouraged. For more information, call Dena Glover at 770-270-0413.

Emory CERT Class: Thursday nights, Sept. 25 – Nov. 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Claudia Nance Rollins Building in the Rollins School of Public Health on the Emory Campus, Room CNR 4001. Registration required. For more information, contact Robert Swanson at 678-406-7858 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Commissioner hosts “Business Night Out”

DeKalb County District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson will host “Business Night Out” on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Kroger grocery store, 1160 Moreland Ave., S.E., Atlanta.

This community engagement initiative is free and Commissioner Johnson’s staff says it will provide valuable insight for all who attend. Code Enforcement, Public Safety Officers and Zoning Officials will attend the meeting.

“This is your opportunity to speak directly with me about issues related to your business or your potential business in DeKalb County and District 3,” said Johnson.

Call 404-371-2425 for more information or to register in advance.         




Zumba Party in the Park

Gwinnett County will host “Zumba Party in the Park” on Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. at Rhodes Jordan Park Pavilion, 100 East Crogan St., Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett Parks and Recreation is offering families a free and fun way to get fit. Professional Zumba instructors will teach the class.  

No pre-registration is required. For more information, call 678-277-0890.


Volunteers needed to help clean up Yellow River

The Yellow River Trail, Rivers Alive, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Keep Covington-Newton Beautiful, the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the South River Watershed Association are calling on volunteers to help them clean up the Yellow River and embankments.  

The river runs into Newton, Rockdalel and Gwinnett counties. The community cleanup will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. ­ 2 p.m., starting at the Porterdale riverbank in Newton.  

Volunteers who have boats and land-based volunteers will be needed for the cleanup. Supplies will be provided. Those who register prior to the event will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




Free fishing derby set for youths

Rockdale County Parks and Recreation will host a free fishing derby for youths 13 and older on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., at Black Shoals Park, 3001 Black Shoals Road, N.E., Conyers.

Youths are invited to this event to be exposed to “the joys of fishing.” Families will be required to bring their own fishing gear. Instructors will supervise fishing activities, as well as educate attendees on natural settings, aquatic awareness and other educational activities. For more information, contact LaVonda Bruton or April Green at 770-278-7529.


Horse Park hosts 57th Annual Southern Championship 

The City of Conyers’ Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, will host the 57th Annual Southern Championship Charity Show on Saturday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.

This Regional Tennessee Walking Horse show features horses from across the South, including Georgia. The event includes performance classes to showcase the versatility of different breeds.

The competition will be hosted in the Charles Walker Arena at the horse park. This free event is open to the public.

For more information about this event, contact Susan Paul at 770-601-9289 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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