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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 at www.newtoncountyhighschool1960.com.
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.
7 p.m.; High Point Baptist Church; 12025 Ga. Highway 36; The Diplomats; everyone welcome; (770) 787-9522 or (770) 786-5985.
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.
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@ yahoo.com.; C.A.R.E. Inc. P.O. Box 743 Porterdale; $10 admission.
Montessori School Open House
9 to 11 a.m.; Montessori School, Clark’s Grove; (770) 788-7779.
Newton County Baord of Family and Children Services
8 a.m.; office of the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services.
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.
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.
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.
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@ gfagrow.org 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.
Kids’ Activities @ Standon Memorial Library
Make valentines for your family and friends at 10:30 a.m.
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. letthechildrenlive.net. 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, 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.
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.
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.