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JULY 13 WEDNESDAY Children’s Program at Library
11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Storyteller Tersi Bendiburg shares stories from her native Cuba and her travels and accompanies each tale with musical instruments; Covington Branch Meeting Room.
Challenge of Leadership
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; DeKalb Technical College; $20 registration includes CEUs and a certificate of completion; (770) 786-9522, ext. 5303.
Foundation for Academic Cultural Exchange; needs volunteer host families for exchange students; (800) 527-2664 or (770) 464-2167 Adrian.
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, members of the faculty, staff, and other classes, especially classes of 19801982, encouraged to join us. Please pass along any contact information 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 Restau- rant, 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.
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 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.
Journey Church Vacation Bible School
July 17 - 22, 6-8 p.m.; 1150 Monticello St. (the church on the square); www. lifejourneytogether.org.
Gum Creek Presbyterian Vacation Bible School
July 17-21; 5:30-8:30 with a pot luck dinner kick-off, Monday through Thursday 6-8:30 p.m. with dinner served each night; 2700 Gum Creek Road, Oxford; (770) 7868301.
JULY 19 TUESDAY Children’s Program at Library
3 p.m.; Bill Packard - Magician; Porter Memorial Branch Meeting Room.
Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
6:30 p.m., 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.
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; http:// www. newtoncountyhighschool1960.com.
JULY 23 SATURDAY Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
Second 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 Public 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
Third public hearing and adoption of millage; 6:30 p.m. (called meeting with 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.
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; (770) 385-4961.
Free Homebuyer Workshop
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers; hosted by The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Newton County nonprofit Family Community Housing Association; register (770) 787-4436.
AUG. 1 MONDAY
Peachtree Academy is offering Preschool classes at our Covington Campus. Wendy Hughes (678) 729-9111.
AUG. 4 THURSDAY Newton County Library System Board of Trustees
9 a.m.; Board Room, Covington Branch Library, 7116 Floyd St.
Concert on the Square
7 p.m.; Bobby Swain & the Blues Generation Band; sponsored by Main Street Covington and the Arts Association; (770) 385-2077.
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Classes
Sundays 5: 30 p. m. Sundays and Wednesdays, room 103 Main Building, Covington First United Methodist Church; $ 100 per person/ couple; 13 weeks; www. covingtonfirst. org under the Coming Up Tab; ( 770) 786-7305.
AUG. 27 SATURDAY Rummage Yard Sale
9 a. m. to 3 p. m.; First Saint Paul A. M. E. Church, 2687 Klondike Road, Lithonia; benefits Eldoris S. Williams Food Pantry and The Fruits of Your Labor Community Garden.
SEPT. 9 FRIDAY Concert on the Square
7 p. m.; John Denver Tribute Band; sponsored by Main Street Covington and the Arts Association; ( 770) 3852077.
SEPT. 18 SUNDAY Alcovy United Methodist
Alcovy United Methodist Church 125th birthday and homecoming; 11 a. m.; former pastors; speaker the Rev. Rick Gravitt; events for children; luncheon.
NOV. 3 THURSDAY
E. E. “ Buck” Callaway Room, 9 a. m.