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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 Bennet - 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) 7876457, 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.
Newton County Industrial Development Authority
Noon, Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory St.
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) 2674259; 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. highwasy 11 and 142; Southern Gospel Group Saving Grace from Amory, Miss., with the Trails for Christ Band; free but love offering taken; (678) 9066732.
Washington Street High School Class Reunion
2 p.m.; 185 Brookview Place, Oxford; home of Anderson and Mary Wright; classes of 53, 54 and 55; (770) 784-0471, (770) 715-3021.
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 invoted; (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) 278-7373.
Hand Painted Ceramic Trivets
1-2:30 p.m.; 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; $8; Participants should wear old clothes. Registration Deadline July 5. ( 770) 278-7373.
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.
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. 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) 278-7373.
Newton County High School Class of 1960
11: 30; O’Charley’s Restaurant, 1289 Dogwood Drive; Conyers; classmates and spouses are invited; Wayne Hunt ( 770) 786-8272; www. newtoncountyhighschool1960.com.
JULY 22 FRIDAY
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) 786-6001.
JULY 25 MONDAY Newton County GOP July Meeting
7 to 8:30 p.m.; Covington Women’s Club, 1122 College Ave.; come join us for dinner and politics.
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 Public Forum
7 p.m.; Alcovy High School auditorium for Mansfield Elementary, Heard-Mixon Elementary, Rocky Plains Elemen- tary, 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.
4 p.m.; Good Hope Baptist church, 1142 Ga. Highway 162; public invited; (770) 385-4961.