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Ben­ton House of Cov­ing­ton is spon­sor­ing an Alzheimer’s and De­men­tia Sup­port Group. It will of­fer a sup­port­ive and ed­u­ca­tional gath­er­ing for fam­i­lies and friends whose lives have been im­pacted by Alzheimer’s dis­ease or de­men­tia. Staci Wil­liams who has a Mas­ter’s De­gree in Geron­tol­ogy and Kristi Carter from Lon­gleaf Hospice, who has worked in Se­nior Health­care for many years will co­or­di­nate the group. The group will meet on the se­cond Monday of each month at the Ben­ton House of Cov­ing­ton.

Tues­day, Aug. 22

The Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s (GDOT’s) Madi­son Area Of­fice is hir­ing for main­te­nance po­si­tions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New hires will re­ceive on-the-job train­ing in var­i­ous main­te­nance and high-level equip­ment op­er­a­tional du­ties. Perks in­clude health ben­e­fits, re­tire­ment, paid Ge­or­gia Com­mer­cial Driver’s Li­cense test­ing and quick pro­mo­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties. All ap­pli­cants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school di­ploma or a GED and a have a valid Class C driver’s li­cense. Ap­pli­cants are en­cour­aged to wear busi­ness ca­sual at­tire and bring sev­eral copies of their re­sumes. Con­tin­gent job of­fers will be pre­sented to the most qual­i­fied ap­pli­cants the same day pend­ing back­ground checks. New hires must ob­tain a CDL within six months of em­ploy­ment. The of­fice is lo­cated at 1570 Bethany Road, in Madi­son. For more in­for­ma­tion about the job fair, call 470-532-9630 or email Zwa-Du­ Job seek­ers can also ap­ply on­line at www. Team.Ge­or­­reers.

Wed­nes­day, Aug. 23

The Amer­i­can Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the fi­nal weeks of sum­mer to help over­come a chronic sum­mer blood short­age. In Au­gust, regular donors may de­lay giv­ing as fi­nal sum­mer va­ca­tions are planned and back-to-school ac­tiv­i­ties ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hos­pi­tal pa­tients in the com­ing days and weeks, do­na­tions are ur­gently needed from new and cur­rent donors. Those who do­nated blood ear­lier this sum­mer may be el­i­gi­ble to do­nate again. Blood can be safely do­nated ev­ery 56 days, and Power Red cells can be do­nated ev­ery 112 days. Gen­eral Mills West Fa­cil­ity, at 15200 In­dus­trial Park Blvd. NE, in Cov­ing­ton, will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Satur­day, Aug. 26

The City of Cov­ing­ton and Trin­ity United Methodist Church, at 6154 Collins St. NE, in Cov­ing­ton, for a com­mu­nity clean up in the Cov­ing­ton Mill com­mu­nity from 8:30 a.m. to ap­prox­i­mately noon. Trin­ity UMC is plan­ning to serve lunch to vol­un­teers. The city will pro­vide wa­ter, gloves and trash bags along with a dump­ster and a claw truck to lift larger items.

Satur­day, Sept. 2

Sen. Tonya An­der­son, D-Litho­nia, will host a certificate and lapel pin cer­e­mony to pub­licly rec­og­nize Viet­nam War vet­er­ans from Rock­dale, New­ton and the sur­round­ing coun­ties for their ser­vice and self­less ded­i­ca­tion to the United States. The cer­e­mony will take place at 2 p.m. at Cony­ers First United Methodist Church. Viet­nam vet­er­ans who are in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the cer­e­mony may sub­mit their ap­pli­ca­tion to par­tic­i­pate in one of three ways. You may mail your DD Form 214 and NTA to the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Ser­vice (Cer­tifi­cates) at 2 MLK Jr. Drive SE, At­lanta, GA 30334. You also have the op­tion to email your NTA and DD Form 214 to bz­ or you may fax the NTA and DD Form 214 to 404-656-7006. The dead­line to sub­mit is Thurs­day, Aug. 31.

Sun­day, Sept. 3

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-bike-ride. The ride starts and fin­ishes at the Square. The first loop is a gen­tle, fam­ily-friendly 4.5 mile roll around down­town Cov­ing­ton. Then, if you’re up for a lit­tle more fun, take a ride out and back on the scenic East­side Trail.

Tues­day, Sept. 5

The City of Cov­ing­ton wants your in­put. A com­mu­nity meet­ing will take place in sup­port of the de­vel­op­ment of the city’s com­pre­hen­sive plan. At­ten­dees will be asked for their in­put on the city’s fu­ture. This is your op­por­tu­nity to help plan what Cov­ing­ton will look like for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy. The meet­ing will be­gin at 2 p.m. at the Cov­ing­ton Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port con­fer­ence room, at 1400 High­way 142. If you have ques­tions, call the Depart­ment of Plan­ning and Zon­ing at 770-385-2178.

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