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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.
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.
JULY 31 SUNDAY
6 p.m.; Ebenezer Baptist Church, between Monroe and Social Circle at 3861 Ebenezer Church Road; Common Garments Quartet; (770) 2674025 or (770) 267-6482.
AUG. 1 MONDAY Preschool Classes
Peachtree Academy is offering Preschool classes at our Covington Campus For more information, contact Wendy Hughes (678) 729-9111.
AUG. 2 TUESDAY Family Fun Night
5 to 8 p.m.; Chick-fil-A; Bingo and the cow; (770) 787-0400.
AUG. 3 WEDNESDAY 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.
AUG. 5 FRIDAY Covington Church of God Revival
Aug. 5, 6 at 7 p.m., Aug. 7 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; 5158 Newton Drive; the Rev. Eugene Inscore revivalist.
AUG. 6 SATURDAY 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.
Newborn Dixie Jubilee Gospel Music Night
6 to 9 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m.; The Old School House, 4326 Highway 142, Newborn; Dixie Ramblers, Country Gospel Singer Kenny Lee and singers Ray and Norma Amerson; Steve Biggers (770) 786-8662.
AUG. 8 MONDAY Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration
2 p.m.; 1113 Usher St., Suite 103; regular monthly meeting; public is invited.
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 six 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.
AUG. 13 SATURDAY
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Newton High School parking lot; games, dunking booth, balloon jump, raffles; food for sale; fish fry $8; sponsored by the Newton High School Sound Factory Band; Kim McCray (770) 7845520.
AUG. 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.
3 p.m.; LDS Church, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers; John and Eleanor Robins; Tennessee Travels: Tombstones, Towns and TVA.
AUG. 15 MONDAY Oxford Singing Children and Youth Singer Auditions
Aug. 15, 16, 18 5 to 6 p.m.; by appointment; 1106 Washington St., OSC is an auditioned choir for students in 4th - 7th grades. OYS is an auditioned choir for students in 8th - 12th grades. To schedule an appointment contact the Arts Association at acoggin@ newtoncountyarts. org or (770) 786-8188.
AUG. 20 SATURDAY Newborn Dixie Jubilee Country Music Night
6 to 9 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.; The Old School House, 4326 Highway 142, Newborn; the Dixie Ramblers, singers Gene & Linda with Spirit Song, and a new group Big Al and The Old Timers; Steve Biggers, (770) 786-8662.
Miracle League Classic Open Baseball Tournament
Ages 9-14, Turner Lake and City Pond Complexes; Aug. 26-28; $350 team – due by Aug. 15; www. newtonrecreation. com or call (770) 786-4373, ex. 54; proceeds benefit the construction of a Miracle League Baseball Complex; team insurance required.
AUG. 27 SATURDAY Rummage Yard Sale
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; First Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 2687 Klondike Road, Lithonia; proceeds will benefit the 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) 385-2077.
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. Everyone invited.
OCT. 8 SATURDAY
Ride For the Troops
8 a.m.; Harley-Davidson, Conyers; benefiting Operation Sandbox; rain or shine; $20/$10 passenger; food, vendors, band, police escort. Free Tshirt, Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit & Starbucks coffee to first 200 bikers; Virginia (770) 784-9155 or www.operationsandboxga.com.
ONGOING Prayer and Praise services
6 p.m. Fourth Sundays, Covington First United Methodist Church; contemporary Christian music.
5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, 426 Richards Chapel Road, Covington; (404) 3765762.
Devotional leaders, singers, musicians and entertainers needed at The Mews retirement, personal care and Alzheimer’s center; help also needed with Bingo and exercise programs; For more information contact Cindy Archer at (770) 464-4211.
Paint Party at the Gallery
Southern Heartland Art Gallery sponsors a Paint Party with a gallery artist mentor 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays (except June and July).
Town of Newborn
Town Council meetings 7 p.m. first Mondays, Newborn Town Hall, except July 12 and Sept. 13.
Magazines at the library
207 titles, from “American Artist” to “Zoobooks” current issues can be read in library, past issues available for two-week circulation.
8-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Lovejoy United Methodist Church, 12835 Ga. Highway 36; popular country, classic, pop songs; (770) 787-3543.
Newton County Senior Services Inc. meets 9:30 a.m. third Fridays at Turner Lake Recreation Center.
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lovejoy United Methodist Church, 12835 Ga. Highway 36, drop-in singles young adult (18 years and older) volleyball; (770) 787-3543.
Mothers of Multiples
Second Thursdays, Covington United Methodist Church.
Washington Street School Association
7:30 p.m. Second Saturdays, Washington Street Community Center; Eugenia Nevels, (404) 691-9215.
Newton County Reads
Non-profit organization offering tutoring for adult nonreaders and those wanting to improve reading skills or earn GED; Janet Hodges at (678) 342-7943 to sign up.
Jersey Community Church
Jersey Community Church, downtown Jersey, meets every Sunday under the big heated tent at 10:30 a.m.; services led by Pastor Terry Little; casual, friendly setting with modern contemporary worship music led by Bryan Hoover; www. growth.org or (770) 4642638.
Share memories of growing up in Porterdale or other family stories originating in the town; Sally Ann Jarrett at (770) 385-8961; stories to be recorded for a project called River Talk.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2051 Henderson Mill Road, holds worship services at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 8:30 a.m.
Duplicate Bridge Club
9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, C. E. Steele Community Center in Conyers; (770) 7864639.