Please note the Calendar deadline for Sunday’s paper is noon Thursday. The deadline for Wednesday’s list of ongoing events is noon Monday. The deadline for Friday’s paper is noon Wednesday. Calendar activities must be written, preferably typed. Announcements will run up to the date of the event. Include a place, time, a complete description of the event and a telephone number.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 McKibben Music Recital
Students of McKibben Music will hold a recital on the square beginning at 5:30 p.m. Students will be playing guitar, drum and piano and singing. Everyone is invited to see students from ages 4 to 75 perform. For more information, call (770) 784-9101.
United Way Campaign Kick-Off
The annual United Way Campaign will kick off with a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at Turner Lake Complex. RSVP by Sept. 12 at (770) 786-7638 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mansfield Masonic Lodge Fall Golf Tournament
The Mansfield Masonic Lodge will hold a fall golf tournament at 9 a.m. at Hunter Pope C.C., Monticello. Lunch and prizes will be provided. For information, call Bill Stokes at (770) 601-0678.
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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 Class of 1988 Reunion
The Newton County High School class of 1988 will hold its 20th-year reunion at the Elks Club. For buffet and open bar cost is $60 per classmate and $40 per guest. Payments due by August 15. For information,
‘Stories From the Well: Startin’ All Over Again’
Social Circle Theater will present “Stories from the Well: Startin’ All Over Again” Sept 20, 21, 22 and 28. Saturday shows are 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. Call (770) 464-2269 or e-mail boxoffice@ socialcircletheater.com for information or tickets.
Family Fun Night at Oaks
The Oaks Course will hold Family Fun Night beginning with a shotgun start at 4:30 p.m. for a 9-hole scramble. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Door prizes. Adults $25 and children 15 and under $15. Call (770) 786-3801 to RSVP.
Newton County Chamber of Commerce Casino Night
The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce will host a Casino Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lockridge Industrial park. Tickets are $50 per person and include four drink tickets, $5,000 gambling money and unlimited hors d’oeuvres. For information, call Lisa Powell at (770) 786-7510 or visit email@example.com.
Ride for Janet Dickson
Janet Dickson of Stockbridge suffers from inflammatory breast cancer. To help her family financially, friends have scheduled a bike and motorcycle ride at a cost of $25 per rider and $20 per passenger. The ride will begin at Granite Mountain Harley Davidson, 900 Dogwood Dr., Conyers. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the ride at 11:30 a.m.
The Newborn Opry will feature 10-year-old banjo whiz Aaron Clegg, the Clegg Family, Don Mattingly and Band, Mary Cone and the Opry Band and Singers at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
MONDAY, SEPT. 22 Refuge Pregnancy Center Golf Tournament
The Refuge Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Cari Hilton Memo- rial Celebrate Life Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Club at 11 a.m. For information, call (770) 922-5939 or visit e-mail srobuck@ refugepregnancycenter.com.
City of Oxford Work Session
The mayor and council of the city of Oxford will hold a work session at 6 p.m. in the Oxford Community Center.
ONGOING Aging, Developmentally Challenged
We provide support for families of the aging and those with special needs. Family and friends are asked to call (770) 788-2826 if they need or would like information.
Newborn Opry features southern gospel the first Saturday night of the month and country and blue grass the third Saturday night of the month at Newborn School. For information, call (404) 815-9973.
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.
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.
The Covington Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch at 12:15 p.m. at the Oaks Golf Course at the intersection or Brown Bridge and Crowell roads.
Sojourner Truth Program
The Sojourner Truth Program offers transportation to schoolage 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.
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 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.
Dr. Barbara Rhodes’ Chiropractic Office, 140 S. Cherokee Road, Social Circle, is a local donation collection for Operation Sandbox, which gathers and ships items to our troops overseas. For information on what is needed, visit www.
Heartland Hospice Needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed in the Covington area to visit terminally ill home care patients. Activities include services such as friendly visits, relief for the caregiver, listening, reading to patients, etc. If you are interested in becoming a Heartland Hospice volunteer, please call (770) 922-8767.
Covington City Council
The Covington City Council meets on the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall.
Covington Municipal Airport Advisory Committee
The Covington Municipal Airport Advisory Committee meets the fourth Monday of the first month of each quarter at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall.
Newton High Class of 1988
The Newton County High School class of 1988 are planning a class reunion for Sept. 20 at the Elks Club Lodge, Crowell Road. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.newtonrams1988.com.
Home Owners’ Associations
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful is assembling a list of home owners’ associations in Newton County to provide information to each community on upcoming community events, news releases/notifications and ordinance regulations. Contact Pamela Leasure Maxwell at email@example.com or (678) 625-1655 with the name of the association, primary contact information and a lost of street names in the association.
The Covington Elks Lodge 1806, 135 Crowell Road, holds bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday nights. It is a smoke free environment. Call (770) 787-9499 for information.
Do you love 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) 3427943.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Step Recovery Program
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-Step recovery program, meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. on the campus of Eastridge Community Church, 863 Ga. Highway 142. For information, call (770) 786-2048, ext. 250.
Abbey Hospice is seeking volunteers to help patients in your area. Homecare volunteers with Abbey help by visiting with a patient so the caregiver has time to run errands. You decide the amount of time to donate. If you are interested, or for more information, call Moncia Laguaite at (770) 464-5858 or visit volunteer@ abbeyhospice.com.
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 email email@example.com.
East Metro Women’s Connection
East Metro Women’s Connection meets for a luncheon and special interest program from 11:30 a.m. to 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.