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Mon­day, Feb. 20 – Fri­day, Feb. 24

New­ton County School Sys­tem will be closed for stu­dents for the mid-win­ter break.

Fri­day, Feb. 24

New­ton County His­tor­i­cal Com­mit­tee on Black Her­itage Preser­va­tion will be hon­or­ing the first black Sher­iff of New­ton County Ezell Brown at 6 p.m. at Un­der the Stars Ban­quet Cen­ter. Tick­ets cost $35 or ta­bles are $400. For more in­for­ma­tion call 404-861-0707.

Satur­day, Feb. 25

Lou Vuto will be mak­ing a re­turn ap­pear­ance at the Old School in New­born for an all Elvis show. Tick­ets are $20 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, call Terry at 770-787-8446. Raf­fle tick­ets for the chance to dance with Lou on stage will also be avail­able at the show.

Sun­day, Feb. 26

High Point Bap­tist Church, at 12025 High­way 36, in Cov­ing­ton, is host­ing Ivan Parker in con­cert at 6 p.m. Doors to the con­cert open at 5:30 p.m. and it is free ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact High Point Bap­tist Church at 770-7865985 or www.hp­bc­cov­ing­

Thurs­day, March 2

The Cov­ing­ton/New­ton County Cham­ber of Com­merce will present The Women’s Expo, which will fo­cus on liv­ing a life of un­lim­ited pos­si­bil­i­ties with Dr. An­drea Bowens-Jones at the key­note speaker. Pro­fes­sional women in New­ton County and the sur­round­ing ar­eas are in­vited to reg­is­ter for the expo, where they will be en­cour­aged to bring out the high­est ex­pres­sion of them­selves. It will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Bap­tist Church, at 1139 Usher St., in Cov­ing­ton. The cost is $15 per per­son and in­cludes lunch from Jes­si­cakes Bak­ery. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, con­tact Lisa Baker at 770-786-7501 or lbaker@new­ton­cham­

Fri­day, March 3

The Ox­ford Lions are hold­ing its an­nual Pan­cake Sup­per that it has hosted for more than 60 years. It of­fers all you can eat plain or blue­berry pan­cakes, Ho­lifield sausage and drinks. Tick­ets can be pur­chased from any Ox­ford Lion or at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for chil­dren un­der 10. Prof­its will be used for the school and sight preser­va­tion projects. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-786-4896.

Sun­day, March 5

Meet in down­town Cov­ing­ton at 3 p.m. for the Com­mu­nity Bike Ride the first Sun­day of each month. Co-hosted by the New­ton Trails, Main Street Cov­ing­ton and the Cov­ing­ton/New­ton County Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, for more in­for­ma­tion visit­ton­trails. org/com­mu­nity-bike-ride. The ride starts and fin­ishes at the Square. The first loop is a gen­tle, fam­i­lyfriendly 4.5 mile roll around his­toric down­town Cov­ing­ton. Then, if you’re up for a lit­tle more fun, take a ride out and back on the scenic East­side Trail.

Fri­day, March 10

Join Mys­tic Falls Tours in Mys­tic Falls to say good­bye to “The Vam­pire Di­aries.” Watch the Sea­son 8 fi­nale on the big screen in the heart of Mys­tic Falls.

Satur­day, March 11

The Vil­lage of Por­terdale will host a Cen­te­nary Cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate Por­terdale’s first cen­tury. A the Porter Me­mo­rial Gym, the cer­e­mony will run from 3-5 p.m. and a re­cep­tion will fol­low.

Thurs­day, March 16 – Sun­day, March 19

The New­ton County Arts As­so­ci­a­tion will show “Hair­spray” fea­tur­ing the Ox­ford Act­ing Com­pany and Ox­ford Youth Singers. March 16, 17 and 18 shows start at 7 p.m. and the March 19 show starts at 3 p.m. at Porter Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at 140 Ram Drive, in Cov­ing­ton.

Fri­day, March 17

New­ton County School sys­tem will have an early re­lease day for pro­fes­sional learn­ing.

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