Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

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


Newton County Board of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices

8 a.m.; of­fice of the Newton County Depart­ment of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices. Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly

10 a.m.; First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1169 Clark St.; TOPS No. 375, a free visit; $26 yearly mem­ber­ship fee; (770) 786-8937, (404) 825-0756.


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. Free Mu­sic and Mis­sions Event

7 p.m.; County Line Bap­tist Church, 3325 Ga. High­way 162; young adults from Chile and Ro­ma­nia in con­cert; (770) 786-2637.

Tal­ent Show

7 p.m.; Al­covy High School Au­di­to­rium; fea­tur­ing stu­dents (open to the pub­lic); tick­ets on sale in cafe­te­ria; $4 in ad­vance, $6 at door. East Side Scot­tish Rite As­so­ci­a­tion

6 p.m.; PaPa’s Res­tau­rant, Salem Road and Ga. High­way 138; buf­fet din­ner for $9.25; ca­sual dress and ladies in­vited; guest speaker Past Grand Mas­ter Joe Sut­tles; (770) 922-6591.

Ox­ford Work Ses­sion

6:30 p.m.; Ox­ford West Clark Street Com­mu­nity Cen­ter; mayor and coun­cil of the city of Ox­ford work ses­sion.


7 p.m.; Cov­ing­ton Elks Lodge on Mon­day and Thurs­day; build­ing open 6 p.m. Come out and en­joy the fun. (770) 787-9949. Board of Newton Men­tor­ing

5 to 7 p.m.; Cen­ter for Preser­va­tion and Plan­ning, 2104 Washington St.; drop in; Mar­garet Washington, di­rec­tor.


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 Shep­herd 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 Hodges (770) 464-1655. Newton County NAACP In­stal­la­tion Cel­e­bra­tion

6 p.m.; Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church, 2177 Usher St., the Hon­or­able Ho­race John­son Jr. from the Ge­or­gia Su­pe­rior Court, Al­covy Cir­cuit of­fi­ci­at­ing.


Gospel Sing­ing

6 p.m.; Ebenezer Bap­tist church, near So­cial Cir­cle, be­tween Mon­roe and So­cial Cir­cle at Ebenezer Church Road; the Vo­calaires; (770) 267-4025 or (770) 2676482.

Gospel Sing­ing

6 p.m.; Newton Bap­tist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, fea­tur­ing “The Florida Boys.” Dave Ram­sey Fi­nan­cial Peace Class

5:30 to 7:45 p.m.; Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church, 1113 Cony­ers Street, Main Build­ing, Room 103; Lead­ers/Fa­cil­i­ta­tors: Clau­dia and Wil­liam Call­away; Cost: $100; (770) 786-7305 or com­mu­ni­ca­tions@fum­c­cov­ing­

In­stal­la­tion Ser­vice

4 p.m.; Shady Grove Bap­tist Church, 2105 Old Cov­ing­ton Road, Cony­ers; in­stal­la­tion of the Rev. KeAn­thony Brooks; speaker Pas­tor Wil­liam Har­ris Sr. of Galilee Bap­tist Church, An­ti­och, Tenn.


Peachtree Academy Pri­vate School Open House

6 to 7:30; for prospec­tive par­ents in­ter­ested in prekinder­garten through high school; Cov­ing­ton cam­pus; www.peachtreea­, (770) 860-8900 ext. 11 or email info@peachtreea­

Group Fit­ness

5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­days; Wil­liams Hall, Ox­ford Col­lege; two six-week ses­sions, Jan. 24 - March 3 and March 14 - April 21; Zumba, TNT, Pi­lates, 20-20-20, group cy­cling and wa­ter aer­o­bics. Par­tic­i­pants can pay a flat fee for each sixweek ses­sion, choos­ing from $70 for un­lim­ited classes; $50 for un­lim­ited classes, ex­clud­ing wa­ter aer­o­bics; $30 for wa­ter aer­o­bics only; or $5 per class. Pete Sher­rard, as­sis­tant ath­letic di­rec­tor, (770) 7844796 or www.ox­­fit­ness.


Tod­dle Tales

10:30 or 1130 a.m.; Story Room at the Cov­ing­ton Branch Li­brary; tod­dlers (18 months through the third birth­day); learn how books work. Sto­ries, songs and in­ter­ac­tive play get your tod­dler on the road to a bright fu­ture.

FEB. 2

Ox­ford Lec­ture on African-Amer­i­can His­tory

Mark Aus­lan­der; 7 p.m.; Wil­liams Gym­na­sium; free; em­pha­sis on the story of Bishop James Os­good An­drew and the en­slaved woman Miss Kitty); pub­lic wel­come. 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 As­so­ci­a­tion, 551 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth; fa­cil­i­ta­tor train­ing; $85 reg­is­tra­tion in­cludes Lunch and snacks both days and re­source ma­te­ri­als for all projects; reg­is­tra­tion dead­line Jan. 21 or un­til filled; carla@gfa­ or (478) 9228110. GRN Com­mu­nity Board of Di­rec­tors

9:30 a.m.; Newton cen­ter, 8201 Hazel­brand Road; (770) 339-5019.

Homeschool Sto­ry­time

11 a.m.; the Story Room at the Cov­ing­ton Branch Li­brary; great sto­ries, songs and ac­tiv­i­ties. Newton County High School Class of 1961

11:30 a.m.; Mama Maria’s Ital­ian Grill, 10205 Ac­cess Road; class­mates and spouses are in­vited; Phyl­lis White All­good (770) 267-4259. The Class of 1961 is hav­ing a 50 Year Re­union on June 11. Visit their web­site at­ton­coun­ty­high­

Ladies Bi­ble Study

10 a.m.; Fel­low­ship Hall, Ox­ford Bap­tist Church; “Step­ping Up” by Beth Moore; 7week study taught by DVDs and dis­cus­sion; cost for the work­book $14; (770) 7868132.

FEB. 3

Teen An­ime Club

6 p.m.; Story Room, Cov­ing­ton Branch Li­brary; movies, book dis­cus­sion and of course, the art.

FEB. 4

Baby Talk

10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.; Story Room, Cov­ing­ton Branch Li­brary; in­fants up to 18 months old and their care­givers; sto­ries, songs and fin­ger­plays de­signed to in­crease com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween adult and baby and stim­u­late early learn­ing.

Kid’s Knit­ting Club

4:30 p.m.; Story Room, Cov­ing­ton Branch Li­brary; be­gin­ning knit­ters learn ba­sic knit­ting skills, and ex­pe­ri­enced knit­ters are wel­come to come work on fun projects to­gether.

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. Char­lie El­liott As­tron­omy This Month: “AstroI­mag­ing for All!”

3 p.m.; Char­lie El­liott Wildlife Vis­i­tors Cen­ter; lo­cal as­tropho­tog­ra­pher Theo Ra­mak­ers of So­cial Cir­cle will present his im­ages and fo­cus on un­usual ce­les­tial ob­jects. A “Sun­set Time Alert” will fol­low for those who wish to leave a bit early and set up ob­serv­ing equip­ment on the nearby ob­serv­ing field be­fore dark. All are in­vited to en­joy ob­serv­ing. For in­for­ma­tion, visit ceas­tron­ blog/home, or con­tact Ra­mak­ers at (770) 464-3777; e-mail ra­mak­ers@bell­ The Par­ent Teacher Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Peachtree Academy Bingo

7 p.m.; Elling­ton Road lo­ca­tion, for fam­i­lies and chil­dren; reser­va­tions must be made by 6 p.m. Feb. 5; info@peachtreea­; Vicki Press­ley (770) 860-8900 ext. 10. Free Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion Classes

6 to 7 p.m.; Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter, East Tower Class­rooms, 1412 Milstead Av­enue; $25 fee which will be re­turned at the com­ple­tion of the four classes. For in­for­ma­tion, please call (770) 918-3414.

Share the Dress

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Golden Ra­zor Academy; col­lect­ing for­mal gowns to give to high school girls who may not be able to af­ford a prom dresses and do­na­tions of clothes racks, hang­ers, and mir­rors and money.

Black His­tory Pro­gram

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Cousins Mid­dle School, spon­sored by NAACP Youth Chap­ter; all wel­come; (770) 786-4214 or (770) 378-1001.

FEB. 7

Look Good Feel Bet­ter

10 a.m. to noon; Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter, East Tower Class­room No. 3, 1412 Milstead Ave.; Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety’s free hands-on, group work­shop to help fe­male can­cer pa­tients cope with and com­bat ap­pear­ance-re­lated side ef­fects of chemo­ther­apy and ra­di­a­tion treat­ment. A free gift of full-size name-brand cos­met­ics is given to each at­tendee. Reser­va­tions are nec­es­sary. (800) 227-2345.

FEB. 8

Tod­dle Tales

10:30 or 1130 a.m.; Story Room at the Cov­ing­ton Branch Li­brary; tod­dlers (18 months through the third birth­day); learn how books work. Sto­ries, songs and in­ter­ac­tive play get your tod­dler on the road to a bright fu­ture.

35th Birth­day Bash

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mama Maria’s Ital­ian Grill, 10205 Ac­cess Road; East Metro Women’s Club; Cov­ing­ton; speaker Pam Morin from Aiken, S.C.; com­pli­men­tary child­care will be pro­vided (bring a sack lunch for each child); reser­va­tions Jean (770) 7868352, Ann (770) 787-6457, or

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