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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.

Sun­day, Oct. 1

At 11 a.m. Allen Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church will cel­e­brate The Lord’s Sup­per on World Com­mu­nion Sun­day. To raise our aware­ness of this event, flags, pho­to­graphs and artifacts from var­i­ous coun­tries will be dis­played in the sanc­tu­ary. You are in­vited to wear in­ter­na­tional cloth­ing to wor­ship. Through the years, sev­eral items of in­ter­na­tional cloth­ing for chil­dren and youth have been do­nated to the church by church mem­bers. Chil­dren and youth who would like to wear in­ter­na­tional cloth­ing are to meet in the sanc­tu­ary at 10:45 a.m. Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to gather with Chris­tians around world to cel­e­brate this great sacra­ment of the church. Allen Me­mo­rial is lo­cated at 803 What­coat St. Ox­ford, 30054 just off Emory St. (Hwy 81). For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-786-7414.

Sun­day, Oct. 1

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 in­forma-

tion visit http://www.new­ton­trails. org/ com­mu­nity

bike-ride. 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.

Sun­day, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 6

Fel­low­ship Bap­tist Church, at 4297 High­way 81, in Ox­ford, will host its Fel­low­ship in the Gospel Camp Meet­ing. Ser­vice times are Sun­day at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Mon­day – Friday at 7 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call Pas­tor Stephen Guthrie at 678-936-2823.

Sun­day, Oct. 8

High Point Bap­tist Church, in Cov­ing­ton, will host the gospel group “Greater Vi­sion” at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no fee for ad­mis­sion.

Friday, Oct. 13

Grace United Methodist Church is cel­e­brat­ing 150 years. Join the church for its an­niver­sary ban­quet at Ge­or­gia Pied­mont Tech­ni­cal Col­lege, at 8100 Bobby Wil­liams Park­way, in Cov­ing­ton from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is semi­for­mal, with spe­cial Host­ess Margo Moorer (ac­tress known for “For­rest Gump”). Come cel­e­brate this mile­stone. For tick­ets, please call Grace UMC at 770-787-0517 Tuesday – Thurs­day be­tween 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sun­day, Oct. 15

Join Grace United Methodist Church as it cel­e­brates 150 years at 3145 Wash­ing St., in Cov­ing­ton at 11 a.m. This spe­cial wor­ship ser­vice will in­clude North Ge­or­gia Con­fer­ence Bishop Sue Hau­pert-John­son as the speaker.

Thurs­day, Oct. 19

Did you know more than 70 per­cent of New­ton County School Sys­tem (NCSS) stu­dents are el­i­gi­ble for free and re­duced meals? Poverty is a ma­jor issue in New­ton County. Pub­lic meet­ings will be hosted by NCSS to learn more about the ef­fects of poverty on our school sys­tem and com­mu­nity and what you can do to help. The meet­ing is sched­uled for 9 a.m. at Porter Au­di­to­rium. These meet­ings are free and open to the pub­lic.

Thurs­day, Oct. 19

Head to Porter Me­mo­rial Gym­na­sium, at 2201 Main St., in Por­terdale, for the an­nual Taste of New­ton Food & Busi­ness Fes­ti­val from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. There is no en­trance fee, just $1 food coupon tick­ets. A live band and cash bar will also be avail­able.

Thurs­day, Oct. 19

Did you know more than 70 per­cent of New­ton County School Sys­tem (NCSS) stu­dents are el­i­gi­ble for free and re­duced meals? Poverty is a ma­jor issue in New­ton County. Pub­lic meet­ings will be hosted by NCSS to learn more about the ef­fects of poverty on our school sys­tem and com­mu­nity and what you can do to help. The meet­ing is sched­uled for 7 p.m. at Cousins Mid­dle. These meet­ings are free and open to the pub­lic.

Satur­day, Oct. 21

Allen Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church, at 803 What­coat St., Ox­ford, is hold­ing its Fall Chicken Bar­be­cue on Satur­day, Oct. 21 from 11a.m. ‘til 3 p.m. $8 plates will in­clude half a chicken, slaw, beans, sauce, bread and tea. Eat in, take out, or drive through. Six plates or more can be de­liv­ered. Desserts will be avail­able for purchase. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770786-7414.

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