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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 770786-5985 or www.hp­bc­cov­ing­

Mon­day, Feb. 27

The New­ton County Demo­cratic Party is spon­sor­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion by the Cit­i­zen’s Com­mit­tee on SPLOST at 7 p.m. at the Washington Street Com­mu­nity Cen­ter to in­form and ed­u­cate vot­ers on the up­com­ing vote. Ev­ery­one who is in­ter­ested is in­vited ir­re­spec­tive or party af­fil­i­a­tion. This is not a pro-SPLOST rally, but an in­for­ma­tional pre­sen­ta­tion.

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@new­ton­cham­ber. com.

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 younger than 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 visit­ton­­mu­ni­ty­bike-ride. The ride starts and fin­ishes at the Square. The first loop is a gen­tle, fam­ily-friendly 4.5 mile roll around his­toric down­town Cov­ing- ton. 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. At the Porter Memo­rial Gym, the cer­e­mony will run from 3 to 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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