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JULY 23 SATURDAY Porterdale Millage Rate Hearings.
2nd Public Hearing; 11 a.m.; Porterdale City Hall.
Back to School Jamboree at Rock Creek
Noon to 4 p.m.; Rock Creek Baptist Church, County Line Road; food, fun and games; school supplies will be given to children.
Habitat for Humanity of Newton County School Readiness Project
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, 2207 William St. Paint provided, bring your paint brush, rollers and rags. www.newtonhabitat. org.
Peachtree Academy Open House
9 a.m. to noon; three schools campus tour; JaNice Van Ness (770) 860-8900 ext. 11 or (678) 729-9111 or www.PeachtreeAcademy. com.
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) 3427943 to register.
Revival at Rock Creek Baptist Church
July 27-29, 7:30 p.m.; Rock Creek Baptist Church, County Line Road.
JULY 28 THURSDAY 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.
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.
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.
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
Newton County High School Class of 1961
11:30 a.m.; The Pool Room and Café, 5152 Washington St.; classmates and spouses are invited; Phyllis White Allgood (770) 267-4259; www.newtoncountyhighschool1961. com.
AUG. 4 THURSDAY Newton County Library System Board of Trustees
9 a.m.; Board Room, Covington Branch Library, 7116 Floyd St.
Let’s Make a Miracle Car and Bike Show
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Turner Lake Complex; $20 day of registration; free public admission; benefits the Miracle League Field.
AUG. 11 THURSDAY Cattlemen’s Association Lottery
Win a side of grain fed Angus beef weighing approximately 300+ 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.
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.
AUGUST 14 SUNDAY Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Classes
Sundays 5:30 p.m., room 103 Main Building, Covington First United Methodist Church; $100 per person/couple; Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.; room 103 Main building; 13 weeks; www.covingtonfirst.org under the Coming Up Tab; (770) 786.7305.