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JULY 16 SATURDAY Newton County High School Class of 1981 30th Class Reunion
Noon, cookout, Denny Dobbs Park, Ga. Highway 212; $15 per adult and $5 per child day of event. Classmates, faculty, staff, and other classes, especially classes of 19801982, invited. Send 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 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. Highway 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 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.
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) 786-8301.
JULY 18 MONDAY Advancing the Kingdom Apostolic Conference
July 18-20, 7 p.m.; Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Social Circle; everyone invited
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.
Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
1st Public Hearing; 6:30 p.m.(atacalledmeetingwith 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.
Seconnd public hearing; 11 a.m.; Porterdale City Hall.
JULY 24 SUNDAY
6 to 9 p.m.; July 2427; Vacation Bible School, Gaithers United Methodist Church, 1375 Newton Factory Road; (770) 7866001.
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 Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
Third public hearing and adoption of millage; 6:30 p.m. (at a called meeting with the work session following); Porterdale City Hall.
District One School Board Forum
7 p.m.; Alcovy High School auditorium for Mansfield Elementary, Heard-MixonElementary, Rocky Plains Elementary, and Alcovy High School. Jeff Meadors.
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
4 p.m.; Good Hope Baptist church, 1142 Ga. Highway 162; public invited; (770) 385-4961.
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.
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 non-profit Family Community Housing Association; register (770) 7874436.
AUG. 1 MONDAY
Peachtree Academy is offering Preschool classes at our Covington Campus For more information, contact Wendy Hughes (678) 729-9111.
AUG. 4 THURSDAY Newton County Library Trustees
9 a.m.; Board Room, Covington Branch Library, 7116 Floyd St.
AUGUST 11 THURSDAY Cattlemen’s Association Lottery
Win a side of grain fed Angus beef weighing approximately300+ lbs. $20 for one chance; $100 donation for 6 chances. Drawing Aug. 11; Do not have to be present to win; Glenn Hayes (770) 786-3737.