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The Ro­tary Club of Cov­ing­ton will show off clas­sic cars on the down­town Cov­ing­ton square and raise funds for their civic projects at its 20th an­nual “Cars of the Past Cov­ing­ton Car Show.” One of the Ro­tary’s big­gest civic projects in­cludes the “Empty Stock­ing at Christ­mas,” which helps gives gifts to hun­dreds of needy chil­dren in the area. Last year’s event fea­tured 300 an­tique cars and more than 3,000 spec­ta­tors. Registration for the event is be­tween 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration cost be­fore Oct. 7 is $20 and $25 at the show. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (404) 7872852 or visit cov­ing­ton­car­show.com.

The Cov­ing­ton-Cony­ers Cy­cling Club and Main Street Cov­ing­ton will host a com­mu­nity bike ride for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties at 3 p.m. The 45-minute ride will de­part from the square and riders will pedal through ad­join­ing neigh­bor­hoods. For cy­clists who wish for a longer ride, riders will meet af­ter the 45-minute ride and de­part to Ox­ford for an ad­di­tional 60 min­utes of rid­ing. Hel­mets must be worn. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Main Street Cov­ing­ton at (770) 385-2077.

Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church will host its third an­nual Steeple Chase and 5K or 1 mile Fun Run in honor of “Change the World, Im­pact the Com­mu­nity Day.” The event takes place be­tween 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church, 1113 Cony­ers Street. The Fun Run/walk will be­gin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. Pro­ceeds will sup­port lo­cal mis­sions in New­ton County and Re­lay for Life, and race en­tries will re­ceive a race T-shirt. There will be awards for each age group along with awards for over­all male and over­all fe­male. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, visit cov­ing­ton­first. org, clas­s­i­cracesser­vices. com or call (770) 786-7305.

Ris­ing Son Chris­tian Church’s fourth an­nual “Fun Walk” in­vites res­i­dents to come out and walk to pro­mote ex­er­cise, fun and fel­low­ship. The event starts at 8 a.m. at Trail Blaz­ers Park on Clark Street be­tween down­town Cov­ing­ton and Clark’s Grove and lasts un­til 11 a.m. Light break­fast, snack food and water will be avail­able. The cost to par­tic­i­pate in the walk is $14 per per­son and pre-registration ends by Oct. 5. For more in­for­ma­tion about the event con­tact Nita Thompson by phone at (770) 298-1363.

Ox­ford Col­lege stu­dents will per­form “The Real In­spec­tor Hound,” as their an­nual fall drama pro­duc­tion at the Tar­but­ton The­ater. In this play by Bri­tish play­wright Tom Stop­pard, two drama critics who re­views a who­dunit play be­come part of the ac­tion them­selves. It is di­rected by Andy Ir­win, with sets, light­ing and sound by Wil­liam Moore. Ox­ford Col­lege’s Tar­but­ton The­ater is lo­cated at 100 Hamill Street in Ox­ford. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit ox­ford. emory.edu.

Down­town Cov­ing­ton will host its an­nual “Fall Fest on the Square” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the square. “It’s the Great Pump­kin, Char­lie Brown” will be show­ing along with a com­mu­nity paint­ing hosted by the South­ern Heart­land Gallery and lots of fall treats. For more in­for­ma­tion visit down­town­cov­ing­ton. org.

Cov­ing­ton will host its an­nual “Safe Hal­loween on the Square” for fam­i­lies look­ing for a safe way to trick or treat. Chil­dren will be able trick or treat in down­town Cov­ing­ton from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit down­town­cov­ing­ton.org.

Abid­ing Grace Lutheran Church will host a fall fes­ti­val start­ing at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 5500 Ga. High­way 212, Cov­ing­ton. The event will have wor­ship fol­lowed by a free BBQ lunch, games, prizes, cake­walk, contests and a hayride. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 3857691 or visit ag­wels.com

For re­gional fall events/ ac­tiv­i­ties, check out Fri­day’s edi­tion of The Cov­ing­ton News.

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