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JULY 8 FRIDAY Cow Appreciation Day
Chic-fil-A; Dress headto-hoof = free meal; partial costumes = free entrée.
JULY 9 SATURDAY Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Nancy Guinn Library 864 Green St. Conyers; large selection of VHS movies for 10 cents each.
JULY 10 SUNDAY Friends and Family Day
11:15 a.m.; Sims Chapel Baptist Church; Everyone is invited.
JULY 11 MONDAY Bethlehem Baptist Church Youth Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through July 15; free, age groups 4 to 12 only; church van will pick up within the city limits; Archie Shepherd (404) 358-3383 or Kathleen Perry (770) 378-1001.
Camp Vision Catchers
July 11 through July 29; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Family Resource Center East, 4118 Herring St., $50; Vanessa Turner; (678) 342-4004; limited to 20 campers.
Oxford Council Meeting
7 p.m.; 110 West Clark St., Community Center, regular scheduled meeting.
Abiding Grace Vacation Bible School
A Faith Journey with Jesus; 9 a.m. to noon, July 11-15; ages 3-12; 5510 Highway 212; vbs. abidinggrace. com or (770) 385-7691.
JULY 12 TUESDAY Children’s Program at Library
3 p.m.; Wendy Ben- net - Songs and Stories; voice, puppets, colorful props, and guitar; Porter Memorial Branch Meeting Room.
Zoomobile to Visit Library
6 p. m.; Covington Branch of the Newton County Library; animals from Zoo Atlanta; Meeting Room. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis at the Children’s Desk.
Jazz It Up
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mama Maria’s Italian Grill, 10205 Access Road; East Metro Women’s Connection luncheon; Tempe Brown, a former nightclub singer from Greenville, SC.; complimentary childcare with reservation; bring a sack lunch for each child; (770) 786-8352, (770) 787-6457, or MAT8602@aol.
East Metro Atlanta Lewy Body Dementia Support Group
10 a.m. to noon; Merryvale Assisted Living Facility, 11980 Highway 142, Oxford; (678) 7122000. Kathy Fowler (678) 625-1899 or kerf.lbda@ gmail.com; free and open to the public.
JULY 13 WEDNESDAY Children’s Program at Library
11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Tersi Bendiburg – Storyteller -Tersi gathers her stories both from her native Cuba and her and travels and accompanies each tale with musical instruments; Covington Branch Meeting Room.
Kids Can Cook
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $12; students who have completed 3rd-5th grade; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; Pre-registration by July 8; (770) 278-7373.
Challenge of Leadership
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; DeKalb Technical College; $20 registration includes CEU’s and a certificate of completion; (770) 786-9522, ext. 5303.
JULY 16 SATURDAY Newton County High School Class of 1981 30th Class Reunion
Noon, cookout, Denny Dobbs Park, Ga. Highway 212; $10 per adult and $5 per child if paid by July 1 or $15 per adult and $5 per child the day of event. Classmates are invited. Members of the faculty, staff, and other classes, especially the classes of 1980-1982, are encouraged to join us. We are trying to reach as many classmates as possible. Please pass along any contact information you may have to nchs. classof1981@ gmail. com or call Deede Brown at (404) 333-4774.
Newton County High School Class of 1961
6 p.m.; Neely’s Restaurant, 11356 Brown Bridge Road; classmates and spouses; Phyllis White Allgood (770) 267-4259. http:// www. newtoncountyhighschool1961. com.
Newborn Dixie Jubilee Country Music Night
6 to 9 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m.; Old School House, 4326 Ga. Highway 142 Newborn; Dixie Ramblers, and special singers; (770) 786-8662.
Pony Express Gospel Music Barn
6 p.m.; Pony Express Gospel Music Barn, corner of Ga. highways 11 and 142; southern gospel group Saving Grace from Amory, Miss., with the Trails for Christ Band; free but love offering taken; (678) 906-6732.
JULY 17 SUNDAY Journey Church Vacation Bible School
July 17 - 22, 6-8 p.m.; 1150 Monticello St. (the church on the square); www. lifejourneytogether.org.
Summer Feeding and Enrichment Sunday
11 a.m.; Bethlehem Baptist Church; youth who have attended the Youth Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program will be participants; everyone invited; (770) 786-8229.
JULY 18 MONDAY Clay Pot Snowmen
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $8; create an adorable snowman that will never melt. Registration deadline July 5. (770) 2787373.
Hand Painted Ceramic Trivets
1-2:30 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $8; Participants should wear old clothes. Registration deadline July 5. (770) 2787373.
JULY 19 TUESDAY Children’s Program at Library
3 p.m.; Bill Packard - Magician; Porter Memorial Branch Meeting Room.
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $8; Encoustics is the art of using burnt wax to create art. Registration deadline July 5. (770) 278-7373.
Native American Navajo Sand Painting
1-3 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $10; Registration deadline July 5. (770) 278-7373.
Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
1st Public Hearing; 6:30 p.m. (at a Called Meeting with the Work Session following); Porterdale City Hall.
JULY 20 WEDNESDAY Children’s Program at Library
11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Bill Packard - Magician; Porter Memorial Branch Meeting Room.
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $ 8; Participants should wear old clothes. Registration deadline July 5. (770) 278-7373.
1 - 3 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $10; Participants should wear old clothes. Registration deadline July 5. (770) 2787373.
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $12; Participants should wear old clothes. Registration deadline July 5. (770) 278-7373. This is very small detailed work which takes a lot of patience.
How to Gift Wrap
1 -2 p.m.; 400 Parker Road, Conyers; $2. Registration deadline July 5. (770) 278-7373.
JULY 23 SATURDAY Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
2nd Public Hearing; 11 a.m.; Porterdale City Hall.
JULY 24 SUNDAY
6 to 9 p.m.; July 24-27; Vacation Bible School, Gaithers United Methodist Church, 1375 Newton Factory Road; (770) 7866001.
Literacy Program Tutoring Training
9:30 a.m. to noon; Family Resource Center, 4118 Herring St.; Newton County READS; Volunteers will be asked to donate four hours a week; ( 678) 342-7943 to register.
JULY 28 THURSDAY District One School Board Member Forum
7 p.m.; Alcovy High School auditorium for Mansfield Elementary, Heard-Mixon Elementary, Rocky Plains Elementary, and Alcovy High School. Jeff Meadors.
Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
3rd Public Hearing and Adoption of Millage ; 6:30 p.m. (at a Called Meeting with the Work Session following); Porterdale City Hall.
JULY 29 FRIDAY
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, with Pastor David Payne; devotional that will challenge your faith; The Church at Covington, 11975 Ga. Highway 142, Oxford; (770) 786-7293, www.thechurchatcovington.org.
JULY 30 SATURDAY Hazzard County Supports Our Troops, benefiting Operation Sandbox
4 to 9 p.m.; Car show on the square; soliciting gifts for the troops; visit www.operationsandboxga.com to see list.