WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 Early Bird Quilt Guild
The Early Bird Quilt Guild will hold its first meeting of the year from 9 a.m. to noon at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. For information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Mt. Olive Church Anniversary
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Moores Road, will celebrate its 150th anniversary through Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. All are welcome.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11 Solemn Assembly
Everyone from Newton County and its surrounding areas are invited to a Solemn Assembly from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the square. Pastors from both Newton and Rockdale are slated to pray and civic leaders will speak on the founding fathers. This is a nationwide event instituted by the Awakening America Alliance at www.awakeningamerica. us. For information, visit tomdav@ bellsouth.net. Covington AARP Meeting
The Covington AARP Chapter No. 3542 will meet at 11 a.m. at Smiley’s Restaurant, 2001 Main St., Porterdale. The White Team is in charge of the program and someone will speak about upcoming trips. Lunch will be served at noon and visitors are welcome. Remember to bring canned food items for the Salvation Army. For information, call Ralph Abercrombie at (770) 7846003. Piedmont’s Cattlemen’s Association Annual Auction
Piedmont Cattlemen’s Association will be holding its 14th annual auction meeting on September 11th at 6 p.m. at the FFA/FCCLA Center. A steak dinner will be $10 per person. Proceeds will support 4H and FFA livestock projects, scholarship for Ag students and more.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 Covington Idol Competition Deadline
The Covington Lions Club is sponsoring a Covington Idol Competition to be held during Sherman’s Last Burning barbecue cook-off at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Legion Fairgrounds. Entrants must submit a CD or tape of them singing a song of their choice. The song may be accompanied or a capella and be any type of music. Send the entry with biographical information and an entry fee of $20 to Covington Lions Idol, 55 High Point Forest Dr., Covington, GA 30016. Entry forms may be obtained from the Lions Website covingtongalions.org. Click on IDOL for the entry forms. Corn Maze
Military, law enforcement, emergency technicians, firefighters and teachers receive free admission to Colonel Cob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, 797 Macedonia Church Road, Oxford. A valid ID must be presented. Free Music and Movement Preview Class
Masterpiece Music Studio will offer a free music and movement preview class at the Newton County Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Kindermusik and piano lessons available. For information, call (770) 403-0482 or visit email@example.com.
A DivorceCare recovery groups meets Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 7037 G a. 212. Sessions are free, and child care is available. Call (770) 786-6767 for information. Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 514
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 514 meets at 1150 Monticello St., Passion Community Church, every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Weigh-ins are at 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Come join us if you need help losing weight. Call (770) 788-1743. CASA Volunteers Needed
Alcovy Court Appointed Special Advocate seeks volunteers to speak up for children in the Juvenile Court of Newton County. No experienced needed, just a desire to help children. Call or e-mail today to learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a neglected child, (770) 385-7450 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cowboy Church
Trails for Christ Cowboy Church meets every Sunday at the Pony Express Horse Auction Barn at the corner of Highway 11 and Highway 142 at 3 p.m. Come in western clothes or comfortable clothes and enjoy country gospel music and ministry. Call (770) 385-3380 for information. Good Hope Baptist Church
Good Hope Baptist Church, 1142 Ga. Highway 162, now holds worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m. In addition, early morning services are held each second and fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast served between services. For information or transportation, call (770) 787-4928. Ladies Fitness Class
A Ladies Fitness Class will be offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Conyers Street Gym. Cost is $25 a month. Register at Turner Lake Complex or at newtonrecreation.com. Free class introduction for county employees beginning Sept. 16. Early Bird Quilt Guild
The Early Bird Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month September through June from 9 a.m. to noon at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. Family-based Divorce Recovery
Zion Baptist Church offers DivorceCare for adults and DivorceCare for kids, ages 5 though 12, weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. To 8 p.m. For information, call (770) 786-6767. Covington Rotary
The Covington Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch at 12:15 p.m. at the Oaks Golf Course at the intersection of Brown Bridge and Crowell roads. Sojuorner Truth Program
The Sojourner Truth Program offers transportation to school-age children for before and after school services Monday through Friday by appointment only. For information regarding services, visit www. letthechildrenlive.net. To register for services, call Lillian Y. Bittaye at 770-572-8995. Southern Heartland Art Gallery
The second Thursday of each month the gallery is open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an Artist of the Month Reception. Receptions are open to the public. Little Gum Creek Music Hall
Country and gospel music every Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Little Gum Creek Music Hall, 1953 Gum Creek Road. Admission is free. For information, call Pete Freeman at (770) 780-2429. 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 p.m. For more information, call (678) 342-0538. Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Church invites everyone to attend Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. The church is located across from Newton Medical Center and the Rev. Alan Thompson is pastor. Narconon Arrowhead Counseling
Today, Narconon Arrowhead asks parents to be watchful of their child having difficulties in school. Problems at school are one of the first indicators that your child may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Narconon Arrowhead reminds you of the importance of getting youth educated to addiction and its harmful effects. If you know somone is suffering from addition, staff is standing by to help. Call (800) 468-6933 or log onto www.stopaddiction.com. Narconon Arrowhead offers free counseling, free assessments and free referrals to centers nationwide.