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The Covington News - - Community events -

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 ncuf@bell­south.net.

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.

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.

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,

visit www.new­ton­rams1988.com.

‘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 lpow­ell@new­ton­cham­ber.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.

New­born Opry

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

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 al­covy­casa@aol.com.

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.

Cov­ing­ton Ro­tary

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.

Op­er­a­tion Sand­box

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.

op­er­a­tionsand­box.com.

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 pmaxwell@co.new­ton.ga.us or (678) 625-1655 with the name of the as­so­ci­a­tion, pri­mary con­tact in­for­ma­tion and a lost of street names in the as­so­ci­a­tion.

Elks Bingo

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.

Vol­un­teers Needed

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 yeno­big@mind­spring.com.

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

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 kitchen­scov@aol.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.

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