Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

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Free Square Dance Lessons

7 p.m.; Cov­ing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church; Newton Hayrid­ers; first two lessons free. Square danc­ing is fun and friend­ship set to mu­sic and good for your phys­i­cal and mental health. No part­ner nec­es­sary. Call (770) 786-4896. Land­fill and Re­cy­cling Cen­ters Closed for Hol­i­day

All Newton County Neigh­bor­hood Re­cy­cling Cen­ters will be closed. Ci­ta­tions will be is­sued against any­one who leaves trash at gates when fa­cil­i­ties are closed.


Montes­sori School Open House

9 to 11 a.m.; Montes­sori School, Clark’s Grove; (770) 788-7779. City of Ox­ford Called Meet­ing

7 p.m.; mayor and coun­cil of the city of Ox­ford; first read­ing to ap­prove amend­ments to the re­tire­ment plan to im­ple­ment a one-time early re­tire­ment in­cen­tive pro­gram.


Beth Moore Bi­ble Study

Up­dated Ver­sion “Break­ing Free”; Room 201, Fel­low­ship Hall, First Bap­tist; two groups — Wed., 9:30-11 a.m. and Thurs. 6:30-8 p.m.; ses­sions be­gin Jan. 19 and 20; (770) 786-9031 to speak with Sandie Stevens to reg­is­ter.

NCHS Class of 1960

11:30 a.m.; Papa’s Coun­try Buf­fet, 1035 Sig­man Road, Cony­ers; class­mates and spouses in­vited; Wayne Hunt (770) 786-8272. The class has a web­site at­ton­coun­ty­high­


Montes­sori School Open House

9 to 11 a.m.; Montes­sori School, Clark’s Grove; (770) 788-7779. YMCA Boot Camp: Be Care­ful What You Ask For!

12-week pro­gram on Mon­days and Thurs­days at 6 p.m.; YMCA; avail­able to mem­bers and non-mem­bers; in­struc­tor DJ Seals; in­for­ma­tion about class and costs, (770) 7873908 or au­drir@ym­caat­lanta. org.


Wal­nut Grove United Methodist Church Oys­ter/Fish Sup­per

5 to 7 p.m.; Smith Fam­ily Life Cen­ter be­hind Church, 915 Church Way, Lo­ganville; fried fish/oys­ters, fries, Cole slaw, hus­pup­pies, oys­ter soup or hot dog meal, (770) 7871166 or (770) 784-5125.

Gospel Sing­ing

7 p.m.; High Point Bap­tist Church; 12025 Ga. High­way 36; The Di­plo­mats; ev­ery­one wel­come; (770) 787-9522 or (770) 786-5985.

JAN. 24

City of Ox­ford Spe­cial Called Meet­ing

7 p.m.; to vote on res­olu- tion to change city carter, on a res­o­lu­tion to pro­vide homestead ex­emp­tion, to ap­prove an agre­ment bew­teen the Mu­nic­i­pal Eled­c­tric Author­ity of Ge­or­gia, the city of San­der­sville and the city of Ox­ford for the pur­chase of ex­cess re­serve ca­pac­ity.

JAN. 22

Honey Creek Bap­tist Gospel Sing

7 p.m.; Honey Creek Bap­tist Church; The Stan­cils and Mor­ris @Greg; ev­ery­one wel­come.

C.A.R.E. Inc. Wine Tast­ing and Silent Auc­tion

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Por­terdale Mill Lofts; re­fresh­ments; a ben­e­fit to help fam­i­lies and cit­i­zens of Por­terdale; (678) 859-2496, linda.fin­ger@ ya­; C.A.R.E. Inc. P.O. Box 743 Por­terdale; $10 ad­mis­sion.

JAN. 25

Montes­sori School Open House

9 to 11 a.m.; Montes­sori School, Clark’s Grove; (770) 788-7779.

JAN. 26

Newton County Baord of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices

8 a.m.; of­fice of the Newton County Depart­ment of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices.

JAN. 27

Montes­sori School Open House

9 to 11 a.m.; Montes­sori School, Clark’s Grove; (770) 788-7779. Move on When Ready/ Dual En­roll­ment In­for­ma­tional Ses­sion

6 to 8 p.m.; au­di­to­rium Rock­dale Ca­reer Academy, 1064 Culpep­per Drive, Cony­ers; RSVP Jeff Meadors, (770) 278-1270. Troy Uni­ver­sity, East At­lanta, Open House

5 to 7 p.m.; 1160 Mon­ti­cello St., (770) 385-8315; chat with aca­demic ad­vis­ers and staff.

JAN. 28

Pres­i­dent of Oral Roberts Uni­ver­sity

11 a.m.; Prospect Church, 6752 Ga. High­way 212; Dr. Mark Rut­land.Dr. Rut­land has min­is­tered around the world and is the author of 13 books. (770) 786-6303.

JAN. 29

New Ge­or­gia Rail­road

6 p.m.; Church of the Good Sheperd Epis­co­pal; Dan and Peri Walden’s “New Ge­or­gia Rail­road” will per­form old­time Ap­palachian Moun­tain mu­sic to ben­e­fit char­i­ta­ble out­reach. Free but do­na­tions wel­come. Con­tact Mark Hodg-

es (770) 464-1655.

FEB. 3

Newton County Li­brary sys­tem Board of Trustees

9 a.m.; Board Room, Cov­ing­ton Branch Li­brary, 7116 Floyd St. Projects Wet, Wild & Learn­ing Tree

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 3 and 4; Ge­or­gia Forestry as­soica­tion, 551 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth; fa­cil­i­ta­tior train­ing; $85 reg­is­tra­ton in­cludes Lunch and snacks both days and re­source ma­te­ri­als for all projects; reg­is­tra­tion dead­line Jan. 21 or un­til filled; carla@ gfa­ or (478) 9228110. Newton County Li­brary Sys­tem Board of Trustees

E.E. “Buck” Call­away Room, 9 a.m.

FEB. 5 South­ern Heart­land Art Gallery Monte Carlo Night

6 p.m.; the Event Fa­cil­ity at the Por­terdale Mill; open to the pub­lic; tick­ets $50 per per­son; space limited to 200 at­ten­dees; reser­va­tions by Jan. 25 (770) 788-8799.

FEB. 12

Kids’ Ac­tiv­i­ties @ Stan­don Me­mo­rial Li­brary

Make valen­tines for your fam­ily and friends at 10:30 a.m.

FEB. 24

A Sun­day in Black His­tory

6:30 p.m.; Cov­ing­ton Cam­pus of DeKalb Tech; RSVP by Feb. 10 (404) 297-9522 Ext. 1291 or or paces@dekalbtech. edu. A pro­duc­tion of a con­ver­sa­tion be­tween Maslcolm X and Pres­i­dent Barack Obama.


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. So­journer 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. let­thechil­dren­ To reg- is­ter 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.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery, a Christ-cen­tered 12-step pro­gram that ad­dresses ad­dic­tions and com­pul­sions, meets ev­ery Mon­day, be­gin­ning Nov. 2, at First Bap­tist Cov­ing­ton Fel­low­ship Hall, 1139 Usher Street from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pro­grams are for adults and mid­dle and high school youth. Child care is pro­vided. At 6 p.m. is Solid Rock Cafe ($5), 7 p.m. Praise and wor­ship, 8 p.m. Open Share Small Groups and 9 p.m. Cof­fee House fel­low­ship.

COPD Sup­port Group

Newton Med­i­cal Cen­ter is now of­fer­ing a free COPD Sup­port Group that meets the third Fri­day of each month at 11 a.m. in the Pavil­ion Au­di­to­rium. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 786-7053.

CHF Sup­port Group

Newton Med­i­cal Cen­ter is now of­fer­ing a free CHF Sup­port Group that meets the sec­ond Fri­day of each month at 11 a.m. in the Pavil­ion Theater. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 786-7053.

Early Hope Bap­tist

Early Hope Bap­tist Church’s new ser­vice times are at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. ev­ery first and third Sun­day. Ev­ery one is wel­come. The pas­tor is Ken­neth Wil­liams. For more in­for­ma­tion call (770) 786-8313. 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 Steve Big­gers at (70) 786-8662.

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) 3420538.

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. 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.op­er­a­tionsand­ 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.

Re­form­ers Unan­i­mous

Re­form­ers Unan­i­mous, a faith-based ad­dic­tions pro­gram, meets ev­ery Fri­day from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Bap­tist Taber­na­cle, 10119 Ac­cess Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 598-3563. Salem Methodist Bi­ble Stud­ies

Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, holds Bi­ble stud­ies five days a week. The com­mu­nity is wel­come. Mon­day at 7 p.m. a Women’s Bi­ble Study is led by Anita An­der­son. Tues­day at 10:15 a.m. Pre­cept Bi­ble Study is led by Tracy Moore. Wed­nes­day at 9:30 a.m. a study of the Book of James is led by Pas­tor Randy Ka­nipe. Thurs­day at 7 p.m. a Men’s Bi­ble study is led by the Rev. Yvonne English and on Fri­day at 7 p.m. Billy Pierce leads a Com­mu­nity Bi­ble Study. For in­for­ma­tion, call (77) 7866027.

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