The Rockdale News Rockdale News Digital Edition November 5, 2014 - Page 13

WELCOME TO YOUR WEEKEND of hand crafted items including accessories, children’s items, home décor, and plenty of other gift items. Short on cash? No problem. DIY experts will be on site to show you how you can make your own holiday treats and presents with a personal touch. Visit the website to sign up for a workshop or purchase your ticket. North Georgia Live Steamers Miniature Train Rides (Ga. Int’l Horse Park steeplechase grounds, Conyers) 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Cost: $2 donation suggested For more: All aboard! The Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad is a 7 ½ gauge miniature railroad featuring trains you can ride on, pulled by steam and diesel locomotives. Some of these trains have been providing rides at Horse Park activities for several years. The 7,200 foot miniature railroad is the product of over 5 years of volunteer labor by the members of NGLS. The final run of the year which is part of the NMRA Piedmont Division Open House is November 8. CBG Creative Studio (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) 12 p.m. (noon) Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 9 Cost: $5-$10 For more info: Get a jump on your holiday shopping. No more waiting until the last minute or pushing your way through the Black Friday sales crowd. Head to the CBG Creative Studio at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center for an afternoon of shopping and hands-on crafting lessons. At least 50 vendors will be in attendance and will be selling a huge variety Roswell Art Center West Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off (Leita Thompson Park) 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8 Cost: $20 (Includes ceramic bowl, all-youcan-eat chili and voucher) For more info: www.roswellclaycollective. com Art Center West is hosting their 4th annual Chili Cook-Off. Bring the family to enjoy the full selection of chili from more than 20 participants. Hot dogs and snacks will be available for the pickiest of eaters, even the little ones. Be sure to also enjoy the scheduled activities such as free live music, pottery demonstrations, hayrides and more. Atlanta Pet Expo (Gwinnett Performing Arts Center) 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 Cost: Free For more info: Lovers of four-legged friends come together at the Atlanta Pet Expo hosted by the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center. Exhibitors will be showcasing the best new pet products, discounted vaccinations for animals, free nail trims, and demonstrations focusing on agility and obedience. Enter to win exciting prizes and giveaways. Bring your pet along, pets must be leashed and have up to date vaccinations, and enter them in the pet costume contest. Show off your pet’s skill in the talent show, or play a feisty game of pet/owner musical chairs. If you’re looking to take home a furry companion, make sure you attend the Mega-Adoption to adopt a rescue animal from one of Atlanta’s many reputable rescue groups. A Choral Guild Christmas (First Baptist of Covington, Rockdale Auditorium) 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 at First Baptist Covington and Friday, Dec. 5 at Rockdale Auditorium Cost: $10 For more info: The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild presents its annual Christmas music extravaganza with “A Choral Guild Christmas: A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas.” The internationally known guild will give two local See the full list of events