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.hpbccovington.com.
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 visit http://www.newtontrails.org/communitybike-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.