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Posted: December 30, 2008 11:04 a.m.

New Year’s celebrations 2009

Covington, Conyers offer variety of ways to ring in the New Year

Sophisticated celebrations

R.L.'s off the Square
R.L.'s off the Square will open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Fine champagne will be available and the night's special will be pork chops and black eyed peas. Reservations are needed. 1113 Floyd Street N.E., Covington, (770) 385-5045.

Michelangelo's Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy a meal of fine Italian fare as well as dancing to music performed by the Dr. Cleveland Band and Mary. A champaign toast will be offered at 9 p.m. and midnight. A free appetizer buffet will be available 11 p.m. and door prizes will be given out at midnight. No cover charge. 951 Railroad Street, Conyers, (770) 929 -0828.

Bar bashes

The Depot
Come dressed to the nines for the New Year's Eve prom party. Live music will be performed by 11 Standing Still starting around 8 p.m. A DJ will also play dance music. The night will feature a cash balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight as well as door prize give-aways and a special raffle for a Jager machine. No cover charge. 4122 Emory Street N.W., Covington, (678) 625-9222.

It's Five o'clock Somewhere
Entry tickets cost $10, which includes a breakfast buffet at 2 a.m. The band Contagious will perform live music. The night will also include drink specials, door prizes. 7189 Turner Lake Road N.W., Covington, (770) 385-5800.

Mickey Dee's
New Year's Eve will start at 7 p.m. at Mickey Dee's. At 9 p.m. Running Wild will perform. The celebration also will include a champagne toast at midnight. No cover charge. 6147 U.S. Highway 278 N.W., Covington, (770) 385-9880.

The Pointe Bar
No cover will be charged at the door on New Year's Eve. At midnight there will be a cash balloon drop, with $300 in cash and door prizes given away, and a complimentary champagne toast. A DJ will play music. 939 Railroad Street N.W., (770) 483-1918.

Caddy's Sports Bar & Grill
Caddy's party will feature a buffet, raffles, party favors, $27 beer vessels, music performed by DJ Surge and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $20. 1381 Iris Drive S.E., Conyers, (770) 860-8660.

Celtic Tavern
No cover will be charged at the door. The Celtic Tavern will offer a pasta bar starting at 6 p.m., party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. There will also be an open mic, with a $100 prize for the first place winner. 918 Commercial Street N.E., Conyers, (770) 785-7001.

Ozone
Celebrate the new year with an 80s rock cover band and DJ Grayshock at Ozone. Doors open at 8 p.m. with a balloon drop at midnight. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Admission is $20. 8185 Old City Pond Road N.E., Covington, (770) 786-0830.

Christian observances

Sims Chapel Baptist
Sims Chapel Baptist Church will hold Watch Night service at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. The Rev. Cecil Rozier will lead the service. Everyone is welcome to come and praise God and greet the new year. Ga. Highway 142, Covington, (770) 787-6865.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Watch-Night
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2051 Henderson Mill Road, will hold a Celebration To Remember watch-night service at 9 p.m. For information, call (770) 786-1253.

Central Community Church
Central Community Church will hold a New Year's Eve celebration night of praise and worship. Finger foods will be available from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and live praise and worship at 10:30 p.m. Children will also their own celebration in the pajamas.
11157 City Pond Road, Oxford. (770) 385-3452

Springfield Baptist Church
Springfield Baptist Church will hold a worship service, Dec. 31, at 7pm and 10pm.
3001 Old Salem Rd SE, Conyers. (770) 929-1111

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