Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23
The Newton County Arts Association will show “Honk! Jr.” featuring Oxford Singing Children and Oxford Little Singers. There will be two showings April 22, one at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. There will also be a April 23 at 3 p.m. at Porter Performing Arts Center at 140 Ram Drive, in Covington.
Monday, April 24
Newton County citizens can bring paper documents to KCNB’s Paper Shred Event at the Newton County Library parking lot (left side, 7116 Floyd St., NE) on Monday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — or until the shred truck is full — for FREE on site shredding. Sponsored by SRG Global. Limit: 5 standard boxes per person. This is an Earth Day Event, and all paper will be recycled! Visit www.kcnb.biz for event details.
Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28
More than 500 Special Olympians in our community invite you to join as they celebrate Special Olympics Week in Newton County.We kick off the Special Olympics Week with a parade and Opening Ceremony on Monday, April 24 at 10 a.m. After parading around the historic square in Covington, the Games will officially be opened 11:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. Tuesday, April 25 will feature middle and high school athletes as well as master athletes in track and field events from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. Elementary school athletes will compete in track and field events on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. The games conclude on Friday, April 28with a closing ceremony and celebration at 10:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. If you would like to have further information about Special Olympics Week in Newton County, call our Local Program Coordina- tor, LaTrelle Cawthon at 770788-5387.
Thursday, April 27
A Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center, located at 216 Brookstone Place, in Social Circle, is hosting Sexual Abuse Awareness Training from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the center. Brought to you by Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children to bring awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the training will teach the truth about sexual abuse, how to recognize the signs, how to react responsibly and how to prevent abuse before it occurs. For more information or to register, contact the center at 770-464-0082, AChildsVoiceCAC@gmail.com or www.achildsvoicecac.org/training.
The Covington City Council is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to offer Covington residents the opportunity to voice their concerns, ask questions and meet their councilmembers. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and will take place in the City Council Meeting Room at Covington City Hall.
Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) is hosting its second annual career fair Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newton County Law Enforcement Center. Detention officer and deputy sheriff positions are available. Recruiting personnel will be conducting application screenings and on-site interviews, so please dress in business attire. Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED, Georgia POST Peace Officers Certification or ability to obtain within six months of employment and a valid driver’s license. Bilingual skills are preferred but not required. For more information, contact 678-625-1584 or email@example.com. You can also visit www.newtonsheriffga.org/join.