COMMUNITY CALENDAR Sunday, April 30
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 email@example.com 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.chimney-park.com.
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 visit http://www.newtontrails.org/community-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 Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.