With a plethora of activities this weekend, here are just a few of the local family-friendly events going on this weekend:
Saturday, Oct. 25
Race Against Violence
8 a.m. One Mile Fun Run; 8:15 a.m. 5K; starts and ends at Conyers First United Methodist, 921 N. Main St; Registration $20 before Oct. 10, $25 on race day; proceeds go to Rockdale Family Violence Task Force; www.rockdaleaware.com
Olde Town Fall Festival
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Olde Town Conyers; family friendly activities, games; arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and more; Pets and Kids Costume Contest at Rockdale News booth at 11 a.m.; www.oldetownfallfestival.com
RCA Classic Car Show and Fall Festival
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr.
Spider-Man and Captain America
12 p.m.; Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America will appear at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia; in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, parents and children are invited to "dress up" like their favorite superhero for this free, special event
Conyers First UMC Trunk or Treat
4-6 p.m.; Conyers First United Methodist, 921 North Main St., NW; 770-483-4236
Conyers Church of God Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
4-7 p.m.; Conyers Church of God, 1825 Ga. Hwy 138; "Heroes of the Bible"-theme; health screenings; 770-922-5834
Salem UMC Trunk or Treat
5-7 p.m.; Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Rd., Covington; 770-786-6027.
Paula Vaughn Theater Dedication
6 p.m.; Black Box Theater on Center Street in Olde Town is dedicated in honor of Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts founder Paula Vaughn.
Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation Gala and Champions of Education Awards
6 p.m.; Acuity Brands People Center, 1 Lithonia Way, Conyers; $45 per person; 6-9 p.m. silent auction, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. program
Sunday, Oct. 26
County Line Baptist Trunk or Treat
5-7 p.m.; County Line Baptist Church, 3325 Hwy 162, Covington; Shelia Archer, 770-786-2637
Solid Rock Baptist Trunk or Treat
5-7 p.m.; Solid Rock Baptist Church, 8111 Brown Bridge Rd, Covington; 770-784-0982, www.solidrockbaptist.com
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Rockdale Retired Educators Association
11:30 a.m. at Rockdale Baptist Church, 1295 Smyrna Rd., Conyers. The speaker will be from the Kimberly Chance Atkins Breast Cancer Awareness Group. Reservations are required for lunch. Contact Helen at 770-483-6808.
Live Streaming Interview of BOC Post 2 Candidates
2:30 p.m. Submit questions to email@example.com by Monday for BOC Post 2 Candidates JaNice Van Ness (incumbent, R) and Dr. Doreen Williams (challenger, D) and watch the live streaming interview at www.rockdalenews.com
Wednesday, Oct. 29
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For $1 per throw, employees and the public can toss pies at several County department heads and elected officials. Parker Road Annex, 1400 Parker Road; proceeds benefit the United Way.
6 p.m.; Bald Rock Baptist; 2284 Old Covington Rd; 770-929-3421.
Thursday, Oct. 30
Vampire Stalkers Halloween
6:45 p.m.; Special Vampire Diaries offerings from Covington Square businesses that give a mark on a punch card; customers with three on their punchcard are entered into a raffle; Costume contest at 7 p.m.; 8 p.m. live viewing of Vampire Diaries episode in the Historic Courthouse in Covington; 9:30 p.m. special musical performance by "The Originals" cast member Chase Coleman and more on the Mystic Grill rooftop;
Friday, Oct. 31
New Orleans Halloween
7-11 p.m.; Second annual New Orleans Halloween party co-hosted by the Black Cat and Celtic Tavern. Live music, cast from the Originals, red beans and rice, catfish, jambalaya, beignets pralines, costume contest and trick or treating.