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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.

Satur­day, Oct. 14 – Sun­day, Oct. 15

Do you play an in­stru­ment or sing? Do you enjoy Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian mu­sic? Is God call­ing you to do some­thing greater? Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church’s LIVING PROOF wor­ship band is host­ing open au­di­tions Satur­day, Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sun­day, Oct. 15 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For au­di­tion time and more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact CJ Sty­don at 678-878-0963 or sty­roncj@gmail.com. Au­di­tions will be held at Wes­ley Chapel, at 2160 Church St., in Cov­ing­ton.

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.

Wed­nes­day, Oct. 18

Pied­mont New­ton Hospi­tal will do­nate around 250 flu shots to the com­mu­nity dur­ing its first flu shot drive-thru event, which starts at 1 p.m. in the hospi­tal’s park­ing lot. The event, which is the first of its kind in New­ton County, will take place in one of the hospi­tal’s back park­ing lots, lo­cated on the cor­ner Tate Street and Dear­ing Street. Pa­tients can drive in through the park­ing lot en­trance on Tate Street, where they will be guided through, as they re­ceive their free flu shot with­out ever leav­ing their car. This event is free and open to the com­mu­nity, and flu shots will be pro­vided on a first come, first served ba­sis.

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 is hold­ing its an­nual Fall Chicken Bar­be­cue on Satur­day, Oct. 21 from 11a.m. un­til 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. Allen Me­mo­rial is lo­cated at 803 What­coat St., Ox­ford 30054 just off Emory St. (Hwy 81). For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-786-7414.

Satur­day, Oct. 21

Head out to the New­ton Fair Grounds be­hind the YMCA at 3183 Mill St. NE, in Cov­ing­ton, for the United Fel­low­ship Out­reach Min­istry 5th An­nual Fall Festival from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. En­try is free and will in­clude live per­for­mances, ac­tiv­i­ties and games, food, ven­dors and more. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jackie Smith at Ja­maal1996@ ya­hoo.com or 6784857540.

Satur­day, Oct. 21

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 10 a.m. at West New­ton Ele­men­tary. These meet­ings are free and open to the pub­lic.

Satur­day, Oct. 21 – Sun­day, Oct. 22

Mace­do­nia Bap­tist Church will cel­e­brate its 175th an­niver­sary. There will be ac­tiv­i­ties planned for both days.

Satur­day, Oct. 28

Learn more about the Civil Air Pa­trol at its open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cov­ing­ton Mu­nic­i­pal Airport. The Civil Air Pa­trol is a U.S. Air Force Aux­il­iary pro­gram open to boys and girls ages 12 to 18. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Paul Reck­amp at 770-788-1168.

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