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Learn what cops do from those who do it: The Por­terdale Po­lice Depart­ment is tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for its seventh Cit­i­zens Po­lice Acad­emy. The class starts Aug. 3 and runs eight weeks. The cost is $20.For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Cpl. Charles Cook at 770-786-2226.

Sun­day July 16 – Mon­day July 17

The Arts As­so­ci­a­tion in New­ton County is host­ing com­mu­nity au­di­tions for those 16 and up for “Sis­ter Act” at Porter Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. The show will be per­formed Sept. 14, 15, 16 and 17. Those au­di­tion­ing should pre­pare 16 bars of an up-tempo mu­si­cal theatre piece and bring sheet mu­sic — an ac­com­pa­nist will be pro­vided. Also dress com­fort­ably for a dance au­di­tion and be pre­pared for a cold read­ing from the script. Head­shots and re­sume pre­ferred.

Mon­day, July 17 – Fri­day, July 21

Join New Life Bap­tist Church for a fun-filled week of ac­tiv­i­ties fea­tur­ing some of your fa­vorite su­per­heroes in VBS – Train­ing He­roes for Him to learn about the No. 1 Su­per­hero, Je­sus. It is open to chil­dren ages 4 to 12 years old from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ev­ery night. VBS will in­clude a black­light pup­pet show, wa­ter games, a pizza night, crafts, games and more. Su­per­hero cos­tumes are wel­come.

Mon­day, July 17

Blood do­na­tions have fallen short of ex­pec­ta­tions for the past two months, re­sult­ing in about 61,000 fewer do­na­tions than needed and caus­ing a sig­nif­i­cant draw down of the Red Cross blood sup­ply. The short­fall is the equiv­a­lent of the Red Cross not col­lect­ing any blood do­na­tions for more than four days. “It’s cru­cial that peo­ple do­nate now to meet the needs of pa­tients ev­ery day and to be pre­pared for emer­gen­cies that re­quire sig­nif­i­cant vol­umes of do­nated blood,” said Nick Gehrig, com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor, Red Cross Blood Ser­vices. “Ev­ery day, blood and platelet donors can help save lives, and right now these he­roes are needed to give as soon as pos­si­ble.” To sched­ule an ap­point­ment to do­nate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit red­cross­ or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800733 2767). The Red Cross has added more than 25,000 ad­di­tional ap­point­ment slots at do­na­tion cen­ters and com­mu­nity blood drives across the coun­try over the next few weeks to ac­com­mo­date more donors. Do­na­tion ap­point­ments and com­ple­tion of a Rapid Pass on­line health his­tory ques­tion­naire are en­cour­aged to help re­duce the time it takes to do­nate.

Tues­day, July 18

Join the City of Cov­ing­ton for a rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony for the new ter­mi­nal build­ing at the Cov­ing­ton Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port at 14100 State High­way142 in Cov­ing­ton, at 9:30 a.m. A brief tour of the new fa­cil­ity will fol­low.

Thurs­day, July 20

The New­ton County School Sys­tem’s tech­nol­ogy depart­ment is spon­sor­ing a Par­ents and Tech­nol­ogy conference. The conference is de­signed for par­ents and stu­dent to ex­plore var­i­ous tech­nol­ogy tools and pro­grams that are uti­lized in the class­room. There will be cour­ses cov­er­ing: Mi­crosoft Power Point, Word and Ex­cell, Google for Ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams and the In­fi­nite Cam­pus Par­ent Por­tal, among oth­ers. The conference will take place at New­ton High School, at 1 Ram Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be lim­ited child­care pro­vided. If you need child­care, call Sherry Pi­card at 770-784-4986.

Satur­day, July 22

Join the Golden Link Chap­ter No. 204 OES for a Flap­jack Fundraiser Break­fast at Ap­ple­bee’s on High­way 278 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The price is $7 and in­cludes pan­cakes, sausage links, cof­fee, tea, juice or soda. Con­tact Sis­ter Cas­san­dra Davis at 678-3049681 or email at davis_­cas­san­dra@ya­

Tues­day, July 25

For di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port, Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter of­fers monthly di­a­betes sup­port group meetings free of charge from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Tues­day of each month. The July 25 meet­ing will take place in Class­room 2, lo­cated in the East Tower at Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Spe­cial guest speak­ers will be Lisa and Roger Camp­bell, par­tic­i­pants in the new Dis­cov­ery Life re­al­ity show. For more in­for­ma­tion or to speak with a Cer­ti­fied Di­a­betes Ed­u­ca­tor, call 770-918-3410.

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