Vol­un­teers Needed

The Covington News - - COMMUNITY EVENTS -

Do love you to read or are you good at math? Help an adult learn to read or im­prove math skills. Train­ing and ma­te­ri­als pro­vided. You can make a dif­fer­ence in some­one’s life. Call New­ton READS at ( 678) 342- 7943.

Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Against the War

Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Against the War, a na­tion­ally char­tered or­ga­ni­za­tion since 1967, has formed a Greater At­lanta Re­gion unit. Vet­er­ans and oth­ers in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing with or join­ing the new unit should con­tact Michael Burke at ( 770) 491- 6817.

Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans Driver

The Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans, Chap­ter 55, Inc., needs vol­un­teer driv­ers to drive the DAV van on Tues­day or Thurs­day from Cov­ing­ton to the V. A. Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Decatur. The time is from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m. Call Bobby Hug­gins at ( 770) 787- 7698 for in­for­ma­tion.

New­ton County Nav­i­ga­tor Team

The New­ton County Nav­i­ga­tor Team helps link New­ton County fam­i­lies, es­pe­cially those with chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties, to com­mu­nity re­sources through a statewide par­ent lead­er­ship net­work. The team meets the last Mon­day of ev­ery month at 6: 45 p. m. at the YMCA Af­ter­School Build­ing, New­ton Drive. If you are in­ter­ested, please at­tend. For in­for­ma­tion, call ( 678) 712- 2258, or e- mail yeno­big@ mind­spring. com.

Abbey Hospice

Abbey Hospice, 215 Aza­lea Court, So­cial Cir­cle, needs vol­un­teers to help with pa­tients by visit­ing, read­ing, talk­ing, of­fice work, vis­its with pa­tient care­givers, run­ning er­rands and other ways to show you care. If in­ter­ested or for in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jay Bai­ley, vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor, at ( 770) 464- 5858 or at vol­un­teer@ abbey­hos­pice. com.

Kin­ship/Grand­par­ents Care­giver Sup­port Group

The Kin­ship/ Grand­par­ents Care­giver Sup­port Group meets each Tues­day from 10: 30 a. m. to noon at the Wash­ing­ton Street Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 4138 School St. For in­for­ma­tion call Jeanette Perry or Janet Kitchens at ( 770) 786- 4002 or e- mail kitchen­scov@ aol. com..

Sin­gles over 50

Sin­gle, wid­owed or di­vorced per­sons over 50 are in­vited to join one an­other for meet­ings full of fun and fel­low­ship at Thomas’s Coun­try Buf­fet on the sec­ond Tues­day of each month at 6: 30 p. m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call ( 678) 342- 0538.

East Metro Women’s Con­nec­tion

East Metro Women’s Con­nec­tion meets for a lun­cheon and spe­cial in­ter­est pro­gram from 11: 30 a. m.- 1 p. m. on the sec­ond Tues­day of each month at Al­ways Ban­quet Fa­cil­ity, 1613 Mil­stead Road, Cony­ers. Cost is $ 14. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jean ( 770) 786- 8357.

Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly

Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly ( TOPS) No. 375 meets on Wed­nes­days from 10 a. m. to 11 a. m. on the sec­ond floor of First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1169 Clark St. Weigh- in is from 9 a. m. to 10 a. m. If you need sup­port to reach your weight goal, join us. Call ( 770) 7868937 or ( 770) 787- 7951 for in­for­ma­tion.

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