COM­MU­NITY CAL­EN­DAR Sunday, April 30

The Covington News - - LOCAL -

Den­ver Bier­man and the Mile High Orches­tra is com­ing to the First Bap­tist Church of So­cial Cir­cle, at 195 N. Chero­kee Road, in So­cial Cir­cle, at 6 p.m. The con­cert will be free to the pub­lic, but do­na­tions are wel­comed. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 770-464-3474.

Sunday, April 30

The Cony­ers Cov­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Orches­tra will present its Spring Con­cert start­ing at Peachtree Academy on High­way 278. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Dr. Ar­lene Woods, the pro­gram will be­gin at 7 p.m. The pro­gram will in­clude mu­sic of the Bri­tish Isles, early Amer­i­can folk mu­sic and a salute to the film scores of John Wil­liams. Every­one is in­vited and ad­mis­sion is free.

Satur­day, May 6

The Ox­ford Lions are host­ing its an­nual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cor­ner of Emory Street and Clark Street in Ox­ford. Spa­ces are avail­able. All prof­its go to sight preser­va­tion and other com­mu­nity projects. Call 770-786-4896 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Satur­day, May 6

New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice will of­fer a Cit­i­zen’s Firearm Safety Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New­ton County Law En­force­ment Train­ing Cen­ter, at 15151 Al­covy Road, in Cov­ing­ton from 8 a.m. to lunch time. After lunch, the class will meet at the NCSO Range at 272 Lower River Road, in Cov­ing­ton, for live fire ex­er­cises. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be ob­tained and re­turned to NCSO through April 15. Par­tic­i­pants must be 21 years old, con­sent and pass a crim­i­nal back­ground check and pro­duce a valid Ge­or­gia Driver’s Li­cense. Par­tic­i­pants must also sup­ply their own firearm and am­mu­ni­tion, which must be in good and ser­vice­able con­di­tion. The firearm must be at least .380 cal­iber. Con­tact Lt. Paul Gunter, agency train­ing co­or­di­na­tor, at 678-625-1444 or pgunter@new­ton­sh­er­if­ with ques­tions.

Satur­day, May 6

Make your way to Chim­ney Park, at 8201 Hazel­brand Road, in Cov­ing­ton, for Fairy Houses at Chim­ney Park. You can stroll through the fairy house vil­lage and more! For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.chim­

Satur­day, May 6 – Sunday, May 7

The New­ton County Arts As­so­ci­a­tion presents “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” fea­tur­ing the Cov­ing­ton Re­gional Bal­let. Show times are set from Satur­day at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Porter Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at 140 Ram Drive, in Cov­ing­ton.

Sunday, May 7

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 visit­ton­­mu­nity-bik­eride. The ride starts and fin­ishes at the Square. The first loop is a gen­tle, fam­ily-friendly 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.

Mon­day, May 8 – Tues­day, May 9

The Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter Vol­un­teer Aux­il­iary will host its $5 Jew­elry and Ac­ces­sories Sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues­day in the Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter Class­room 1. Cash, credit/debit and pay­roll de­duc­tions will be ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Kathy Methier, fundrais­ing chair, at

Wed­nes­day, May 10

The Ro­tary Club of Cov­ing­ton is host­ing its an­nual Vi­dalia Onion fundrais­ing sale. A 25-pound bag of onions will cost $20 and can be pur­chased from Ro­tar­ian Jackie Gutknecht via email at jgutknecht@cov­ or 770-728-1409. Or­ders must be placed by May 10 and the onions will be de­liv­ered May 16.

Satur­day, May 13

The U.S. Post Of­fice will hold its an­nual food drive Satur­day, May 13. To par­tic­i­pate, res­i­dents can leave a bag or box of non-per­ish­able food items by their mail­box for the post of­fice to pick up. All of the do­nated food will go back to the lo­cal food bank.

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