The Covington News - - The second front -

Free Con­cert

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.

See more week­end events on our Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar,

Cal­en­dar sub­mis­sions may be sent to ptravis@cov­ or to tgid­dens@cov­ In­clude a place, time, a de­scrip­tion of the event and a tele­phone num­ber.


Com­mu­nity Cel­e­bra­tion

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.

Writ­ing Con­fer­ence

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day; DeKalb Tech’s Newton Cen­ter, 8100 Bob Wil­liams Park­way; 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. new­ton­

Oys­ter/Fish Sup­per

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.

Groovy Nights

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.

Empty Bowls

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.­sox­ford or Tammy Cam­field (770) 784-8414.

Gospel Fel­low­ship

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.

Free Con­cert

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.

ASVAB Test­ing

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.

Re­tire­ment Re­cep­tion

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.


Con­gress­man Lin­der

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.


Live Na­tiv­ity

6 to 8 p.m.; Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church front lawn; (770) 786-7305.

Lit­er­acy Night

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.

NOV. 19

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.


Ben­e­fit Din­ner

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.spring­min­ 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.

NOV. 21

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.

NOV. 22

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.

NOV. 23

Abid­ing Grace Thanks­giv­ing Eve Ser­vice.

7 p.m.; 5500 Hwy 212, Cov­ing­ton; (770)385-7691 for more in­for­ma­tion; all wel­come.

NOV. 26

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.

NOV. 27

Visit with Santa

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ram­sey Fur­ni­ture An­nex; (770) 7844747.


Porter Pals

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., (770) 464-2638.

River Talk

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

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.

In­spi­ra­tional Group

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.

Bike Nite

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.

Honor Guard

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.

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