3 p.m.; Good Shepherd Episcopal Church; James Cobb, guitar; donations support community charities; J.J. Hayden (770) 786-5656.
Repairers of Breech Holidays
Need donations of finances, toys and food for Christmas for needy families; (770) 787-7250.
Community Orchestra Concert
7: 30 p. m.; Covington/ Conyers Community Orchestra’s Fall Concert; fellowship Hall, Salem United Methodist Church.
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Redemptive Life, 406 Pleasant Hill Road, Conyers, will hold a community celebration through Sunday. Friday, at 7:30 p.m. will be a concert with guest artists. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be a job fair with representatives from Perimeter Staffing, Snelling Staffing, Emory Temporary Staffing and the Georgia Department of Labor. At the same time will be a gift of clothing. Also every hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be a financial planning seminar dealing with money management with mortgage help and reduction information. On Sunday at 10 a.m. will be an anniversary celebration. The public is invited to all events. (770) 922-1234.
Senior Movie Day
10:20 a.m. to noon; Covington Branch Library; (770) 385-3231.
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; DeKalb Tech’s Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway; www.emacw.org or (404) 444-7514.
Kid’s Saturday Activities @ Stanton Memorial Library
10:30 a.m., make Thanksgiving place mats for yourself and the nursing home. Harvest Picking at Old Church
6 to 8 p.m.; Old Church, Oxford; local musicians Brian David, David Leinweber and Dan and Perri Walden; to benefit Newton Trails; $10 individual, $25 family; www. newtontrails.org.
5 to 7 p.m., Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, Smith Family Life Center located behind the church, 915 Church Way, Loganville; fried fish/oysters, french fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, oyster soup, homemade chicken noodle soup, and hot dogs; (770) 787-1166 or (770) 7845125.
7 -11 p.m.; Newton Conference Center, DeKalb Tech, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway; Washington Street Community Center 6th Annual Casino Royale; put on your best 70s outfit; tickets $50; (770) 7864002. Family Reading Club
11 a.m.; Covington Branch Library; club members read same title and discuss; (770) 385-6444. Middle Ridge Elementary Fall Festival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; (770) 385-6463.
5 to 7 p.m.; Eastside High School; handmade bowls made by Art Club; chili made by Coach Hugh Waters; raffle; silent auction; proceeds donated to the Covington Food Bank; bowl is meant to be a reminder about those who cannot afford a good meal. Emory Cares – International Service Day
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; annual event at Oxford College that brings Oxford and Emory alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends together for service to the community. Donated items will be packed into shoeboxes for Newton County foster children. Donations of school supplies or toiletries for children and participation needed. Free pizza and shirts for those who register by Nov. 11. www.alumni.emory.edu/emorycaresoxford or Tammy Camfield (770) 784-8414.
6 p.m.; James Paschal Baptist Church, 651 Ga. Highway 142; combined choirs of James Paschal Baptist, New Beginning full Gospel Ministries and Union Grove UMC; (404) 475-8459.
Abiding Grace Lutheran Grand Opening
Abiding Grace Lutheran will hold the grand opening of their new church building, 5510 Ga. Highway 212, at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Family fun and games, bounce house, hayrides until 3 p.m.
3 p.m.; Good Shepherd Episcopal Church; James Cobb, guitar; donations support community charities; J.J. Hayden, (770) 786-5656.
Sergeant Newton DAR
2 to 4 p.m.; home of Mrs. Stephanie Fortson, 3190 Floyd St.; tea in cooperation with Colonel John McIntosh Chapter DAR. Honored guest Georgia State Regent, Sally Baldwin. Community Orchestra Concert
7: 30 p. m.; Covington/ Conyers Community Orchestra’s Fall Concert; fellowship Hall, Salem United Methodist Church. Repairers of Breech Holidays
Need donations of finances, toys and food for Christmas for needy families; (770) 787-7250.
City of Oxford Monthly Work Session
6 p.m.; Oxford West Clark Street Community Center; mayor and council monthly work session.
Board of Family and Children Services
11 a.m.; monthly meeting at office of the Newton County Department of Family and children Services. Newton High School Council
5 p.m. in the administration conference room, Newton High; also Feb. 15, April 19; (770) 787-2250.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program, a free career exploration opportunity, will be administered from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Alcovy High School auditorium. All current AHS juniors and seniors may sign up for the test. ASVAB Career Exploration Program encourages students to plan for their future. Military Representatives will administer the multiple choice test. Students must sign up prior to the day of the test in the AHS Guidance Office. Discussion of Ken Burns’ Civil War Documentary
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Gunter Hall; sponsored by W.H. Stanton Memorial Library and Historic Preservation Society of Social Circle; every Tuesday to Nov. 16. Superintendent Community Forum On Public Schools
8:15 to 9:15 p.m.; Board Room at the BOE Administrative Offices, 2109 Newton Drive in Covington.
Business 101 Seminar
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Importance of a Business Plan with speaker Ron Wallace; sponsored by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce; DeKalb Technical College, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway; free to members, $20 for non members; register for the event at chamber website.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; cafeteria Porterdale Elementary School; Ms. Lottie Ball, Ms. Rosa Williams and Mr. Jerry Woods, custodians at Porterdale Elementary School, will retire this year. Former students, parents and friends are invited.
12:30 to 2 p.m.; lobby of Covington Branch Library; a representative of Covington Linder will answer questions; (770) 385-3231.
Brown Bag Book Club
Noon to 1 p.m.; Covington Branch Library; bring your lunch and discuss your favorite book with others; (770) 385-3231.
6 to 8 p.m.; Covington First United Methodist Church front lawn; (770) 786-7305.
6:30 p.m.; Middle Ridge; 4th grade performing a “blues review,” storyteller Ronda Friend, student publications at a book signing, refreshments and a used book sale. Lighting of the Courthouse
6 p.m.; downtown Covington; Oxford Singing Children; the Community Band and special guests; (770) 787-2077.
Alcovy High School Fall Festival
5 to 9 p.m.; Alcovy High School, open to community;; $5 adults, $3 children 3 to 12; all the children’s games will be free; a moonwalk, a cakewalk, toy swap, food and drinks, and various other vendors. Rutledge Christmas in the Country
Nov. 19 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 20 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 21 noon to 5 p.m.; entertainment, carriage rides, crafts in the park, Santa and the North Pole art City Hall.
5 p.m.; DeKalb Tech’s Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway; Spring Ministries Inc.; proceeds to fund a home for single moms and their chil- dren in Newton County; tickets are $25; (404) 444-7514 or www.springministriesinc.com. Newborn Opry Bluegrass
6 p.m.; Bluegrass music featuring Counterpoint Bluegrass Band and the Opry singers and pickets; Newborn School, Newborn; (404) 8159973. Pony Express Gospel Music Barn
6 p.m.; with Trails for Christ Band; featuring Christian country music artist Brett Hill of Nashville and Marvin Latta of Rex; love offering; (770) 385-3380 or (678) 9066732.
Good Hope Baptist Anniversary
11 a.m.; Good Hope Baptist Church, 1142 Ga., Highway 162; 28th Pastor’s and First Family Anniversary; speaker the Rev. William James Smith, president of the Newton County Minister’s Association; (770) 787-4928.
Newton County Recreation Commission Board Meeting
The Newton County Recreation Commission Board meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the B.C. Crowell Room, Turner Lake Complex.
Abiding Grace Thanksgiving Eve Service.
7 p.m.; 5500 Hwy 212, Covington; (770)385-7691 for more information; all welcome.
Deck the Halls
Friday and Saturday, the Event Hall, 1138 Monticello St.; a variety of Christmas items for bid with proceeds to benefit Chimney Park; (678) 459-7752.
Visit with Santa
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ramsey Furniture Annex; (770) 7844747.
Porterdale’s new senior group will meet for fun and fellowship on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Cedar St., Porterdale. For more information call Linda Finger at (678) 859-2496.
Newton County Reads
Non-profit organization offers tutoring for adult nonreaders and those wanting to improve their reading skills or earn their GED. Call Janet Hodges at (678) 342-7943 to sign up. Jersey Community Church
Sundays under big heated tent at 10:30 a.m.; services led by Pastor Terry Little; casual friendly setting with modern contemporary worship music led by Bryan Hoover; www. growth.org, (770) 464-2638.
Those who would like to share memories of growing up in Porterdale or other family stories originating in the town are asking to call Sally Ann Jarrett at (770) 385-8961. Stories of anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour are to be recorded for a project called River Talk. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
2051 Henderson Mill Road; worship services at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 8:30 a.m.
Duplicate Bridge Club
Covington/Conyers Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m., C. E. Steele Community Center in Conyers; (770) 786-4639. Heartland Hospice Volunteers
Heartland Hospice needs caring people to volunteer time and services to terminally ill patients. Volunteers can visit, read, listen, run errands, relieve caregivers and help with crafts. Training is provided. The Hospice Volunteers Auxiliary needs volunteers to make blankets, quilts and
knitted items for patients. Call (770) 922-8767 for information.
Hour of Power
Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Mansfield holds an Hour of Power Bible study every Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and fellowship. All denominations welcome. The public is invited.
Spirit Speaks is a group which practices the contemplative practice of centering prayer and growth and refinement of one’s own spiritual journey; 5 p.m. Mondays at the church of the Good Shepherd, Covington. For information, call (770) 787-6985. Game Day @ the Library
Third Fridays for age 6 and older; friendly competition from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Story Room at Covington Branch Library; (770) 3856444. New Growth Baptist Church
New Growth Baptist Church, Friendship Lodge Building, 7150 Geiger St.; services on first, second and third Sundays at 9 a.m. and on fourth and fifth Sundays at 11:30 a.m.; Bible study Tuesdays 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Pastor William H. Gaither, (770) 757-6736.
Meeting for all dealing with life issues, drug dependencies, pornography stress and financial situations, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Christian Life Center, 10242 Flat Shoals Road; call Brother Mark at (678) 760-1917.
The Church at Covington sponsors bike nite at GG’s Pizza and Wings, 7 p.m. Thursdays; everyone invited, bike or no bike; (770) 385-5974.
Conyers American Legion Post No. 77 provides Honor Guard when requested, at no charge to the family, at the funeral of any veteran; call Honor Guard Commander B. Davis at (770) 388-9798 or Captain B. Stephenson at (770) 788-1110.